A spidery candidacy for MoFA
*Don’t worry though, it’s like the cute spiders and the Spider-themed superheroes, not like big scary ones. I promise I will not eat the department. Or poison them.
Who am I?
Hi, I’m Webs, also known as The Web of Life and Destiny, also known as the player formerly known as Aramantha (mostly because that sounds really cool). I’ve been on NationStates since 2019 and have flitted about regions quite some time. In coming to the South Pacific again, I am un-retiring and have decided to devote all my time here in an attempt to fight off NS-burnout.
If you’ve seen me since my return, you know I’m constantly questioning things, attempting to make sweeping changes like rewriting the charter for the entire region, and generally making a nuisance of myself.
Why would I be a great Foreign Affairs minister? Because unlike basically every other initiative I’ve worked for in the last two weeks, I intend to essentially leave the department exactly as it is. In a very boomer-like way, I think the department is in very good standing, and improvements don’t necessarily have to be made to make FA a good and healthy branch of the government.
Unlike many other parts of government, it’s important for foreign affairs to keep a strong, consistent, and steady stance. We ally with good regions, and we sometimes treaty with folks we have good relationships with. By this point, Pacifican foreign affairs have solidified to a point where consistency is key more than any other value, and I intend on maintaining the good standing we have with regions all across the NS-verse.
That being said, I’m not afraid to make sweeping changes or stand my ground in an argument if necessary.
I’ve worked in two other FA departments before although never in The South Pacific. I maintained an FA position for around a year in Karma and I spent several months as an ambassador in TGW. In both of those positions, I maintained ambassadorship with several regions, and in Karma, helped to weed out problematic regions to help maintain decency among allies.
Maintaining Decency and Putting Out Fires
The most important role of FA is being a front-line for dealing with emergencies, putting out statements regarding important FA-related regional announcements, and generally making sure allies maintain a level of decency that matches the South Pacifican way. In addition, this means often working with the MoD when FA matters involve protecting allies R/D related FA affairs, and I’m more than happy to work with whoever does get elected as Minister there.
Conflicts of Interest
Shockingly, for possibly the first time in my entire NS existence, I have no conflicts of interest. I only keep one other nation alive, purely for the badges and archives I maintain there, and I am currently a part of 0 other regions. Unprecedentedly, I am actually not a cosmo right now
Questions, thoughts, etc.
Aka, I’m happy to answer anything ya’ll want to know. I’m sometimes slow because I have many classes at assorted times, but I will answer questions because I’m cool like that (and also possibly because the rules require it).
Have a great day or night or 4am wherever you are, peace out and have a spidery time!