WA Delegate: The Prosperous Land of Kethania (elected )
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Regional Power: Extremely High
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Cheese Export Sector in The Communist Bloc
Qualified World Census Cheese Masters nibbled their way across the globe to determine which nations have the most developed cheese exports.
As a region, The Communist Bloc is ranked 15,104th in the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
|1.||The People's Republic of Zetastan||Democratic Socialists||“Nec deum, nec dominum”|
|2.||The Democratic Peoples Front of The Reunification of Korea||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Man is the master of his destiny”|
|3.||The Federal Republic of Cassaracen||Corporate Police State||“Money, peace and justice are aims of a great leader”|
|4.||The People's Republic of Khyrrat||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Nourrir le Peuple !”|
|5.||The United Socialist States of Russaki||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Пластмассовый мир победил”|
|6.||The Poor Lonesome Cowboy of Einzelganger||Capitalizt||“Social Distancing forever!”|
|7.||The Dictatorship of Sheynia||Iron Fist Consumerists||“We will conquer old and new”|
|8.||The Socialist Republic of Reignment||Father Knows Best State||“Who Are You?”|
|9.||The United Socialist States of Red Azolands||Civil Rights Lovefest||“By The People For The People”|
|10.||The People's Democratic Republic of Antifascism||Left-Leaning College State||“¡Hasta La Vista, Fascista!”|
- : The Holy People's Republic of Corbekistan of the region Middle East Coalition proposed constructing embassies.
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- : The Republic of Republic of the Greater Poland departed this region for Wintreath.
- : The Republic of Republic of the Greater Poland arrived from The Pacific.
- : The Glorious Federation of Whatevernext arrived from Lazarus.
- : Grande unione italiana ceased to exist.
- : Sobolsko ceased to exist.
- : The United Socialist States of Simaugan SSR arrived from Another region out of nowhere.
- : The Republic of Ladith departed this region for Conch Kingdom.
- : The People's Republic of CHNUSD departed this region for The Holy Britannia.
The Communist Bloc Regional Message Board
I believe they've left myself off the list of members as well. Come on RFTCB, dig a bit deeper; you're supposed to be the one digging up the dirty secrets and you're clearly not doing a great job at it.
Head of the NKVD? Who, me? I could never ;)
Comrades, here is the state-sanctioned Daily News, none of this anti-revolutionary nonsense!
The standing period for the Regional Message Board Representative Election has opened. The RMB Representative is tasked with representing the interests of all Citizens and Residents of The Communist Bloc. If you would like to run, sign up here: https://tcb.red/forum/topic/2460-sign-up-rmb-representative-may-2021?page=1#pid12067. Here are the current candidates:
The Ministry of Culture has announced the second round of match ups for the regional Chess tournament, they have until tomorrow to complete their matches:
Wasc (wolfmancal) vs Trabardia Kuznetsov ☭ (rye0bread)
Martyn Sealgaír Kiryu (Mkiryu) vs Ant (Snannybobo)
WhoAmIToDisagree (WhoAmIToDisagree121) vs Socialist Heronia (eternitydragon)
Kolya (Kolya_the_Great) vs Vor (sandshrew4)
Evil Kava [TLA] (KVGRad) vs Karl Kuznetsov von Habsburg 🌹 (UrutaaLathyrus)
The TCB Card Factory is open and churning out cards! This program includes regional giveaways, a regional art museum, card requests, and of course, shiny 1% International Artwork badges. TCBs Card Factory is asking for a team of volunteers to help operate card farms to ensure a steady supply of cards are being printed. Think you can help? Sign up today.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Information are recruiting volunteers. Sign up here: https://tcb.red/forum/forum/15-the-civil-service
Check out the Law Archive! It is an easy way to navigate and keep track of all our laws. This document is updated as new laws get passed.
Want some endorsements? Run the Revolutionary Endorsement Program! It's simple and doesn't take very much time. Endorse comrades, get endorsed back.
Our forums are online, but unfortunately, we have lost a whole year of data. If you applied for citizenship after January of 2020 (Feb-Dec of 2020), make sure to reapply!. You may also have to recreate your account. Apologies for this inconvenience. The government will be working as quickly as possible to re-accept citizenship applications. In order to prevent this from happening again in the future, we will be discussing our options on a forum transfer. Stay tuned! (Disclaimer: this only applies if you were registered as a citizen in-between February 2020 and December 2020. If you have joined TCB after this time period you do not need to re-apply for citizenship)
While run by the Ministry of Information, the Daily News does not necessarily reflect the stance of the current administration. Please contact the Minister of Information Pajonia on NationStates or Ant(Pajonia) in the Regional Discord for any corrections, suggestions, questions, comments, or concerns.
Thoughts on Joaquin Phoenix's Joker?
We here at the official delete [REDACTED] party would like to condemn the recent actions of Radio Free TCB. while we are all for calling out the lies and deceit of the current pro-[REDACTED] first minister, in RFTCB's quest to do this they seem to have taken to demonizing good members of government who are seeking to remove [REDACTED] from power and take that power for the true movement for freedom using legitimate means.
On Critical Support
Critical Support is being supportive of existing socialism, communism, and anarchism when needed. If possible all leftists, in presence of criticism from liberals and others attached to "mainstream" political ideologies, to speak in defense of the nations which have declared themselves as socialist or are being ruled by socialistic or communist parties, or movements and organisations aligned with the general causes of anarchism and communism. In such cases, leftists ought to correct misconceptions, provide education, and counter propaganda to their abilities. Only by providing information and rejecting falsehoods can the leftist nations of the world withstand the pressure from would-be imperialists, and can the leftist cause continue to spread generation after generation. Masses drive history, and people compose those masses.
"Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor; it is people, not things that are decisive. The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. People necessarily wield military and economic power."
- (Mao, 1966) Quotations of Chairman Mao
Critical Support is being thoughtful. Critical support is not blindly following or praising something, leftists must also seek to analyse of how a party or nation has handled the actual situation based on political conditions, development of productive forces, and societal circumstances. Criticism is necessary to develop the leftist movement, and it is only be correcting errors and improving weaknesses that our philosophy can be strengthened and adapted for the real world. Clearly, the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and other nations have made a great deal of contributions, and the brave projects in Catalonia and Zapatista controlled areas have been inspiring and educational. It is a fact that they are the best we have been able to realise thus far, but it is not the best which is possible. It is not traitorous to identify issues and propose corrections in their endeavours or with one another's political ideology, but rather each cadre must seek to do just that.
Critical Support is being critical when proper. Critical support is being critical, but it is not being a tool of the liberal propagandists. We must seek to criticise and praise as we see fit, but the former shall be reserved for circles in absence of those who do not need further ammunition to demean the leftist cause. As it is incorrect to praise without end among comrades, so it is improper to criticise before those who already are against us. Speaking ill of leftist nations or movements in such a context only serves to harm us. Let the Marxist-Leninist reserve their criticism of anarchist project to within the leftist community, just as the anarchist ought to save their criticism of socialistic states to same circles.
Critical Support is education of oneself. Critical Support's definition combined with the splinters within leftism means that, necessarily, there will be conflict within our groups. Let each member seek to educate themselves well and truly before speaking on the manner being discussed, so that the debate remain civil and productive. Criticism and support are only as good as those who are speaking of it and hearing of it. We may have different ideals on the best method of achieving L'Internationale, but we need not tear each other asunder when our goal is common.
By maintaining an atmosphere of Critical Support in all above fronts, we can serve to educate those who require education and make suggestions for improvements and intellectually grow in another's company.
To get started, check out these handy guides so that you can be sure to experience TCB at its fullest, and register as fellow citizens!
The Ultimate TCB Handbook: The All-Expansive Guide to Life in The Communist Bloc
TCBer or TCB Citizen
Welcome to The Communist Bloc!!
Welcome to The Communist Bloc! You've probably come here either attracted by one of our recruitment telegrams, our leftist debates, or just the large population count under the socialist tag. No matter the reason, you are now home and you have now found your place! So what to do? I'm sure there are about a billion things rushing through your head right now, and no idea where to start in this massive place. So let's do a quick overview of the region first. The Communist Bloc (aka TCB or The Bloc) is a Pan-Left-wing region comprised of real-life socialists, communists, and anarchists. We welcome all people regardless of sexuality, identity, ethnic background, or religious creed.
The Bloc is a highly democratic region where anyone has every opportunity to join the community, bring their fresh new ideas, and contribute. We have roleplay, competitive elections, fun community activities, and even the ability for everyone to participate in making the law of the region through our directly democratic institutions. There's something for everyone here in TCB.
So what should you do now that you've joined? Well, there's alot that's available:
Apply for Citizenship: Citizenship is your ultimate ticket here in The Bloc. Citizenship on the TCB forums allows you to vote in our regions directly democratic legislature, run for office, gain full access to the discord, and become a full-fledged member of the community. Anyone who wants to do more than answer issues should consider doing this.
Our Regional Forum:
Our regional forum is where most of the political scene of the region takes place. It’s very important for anyone who’s interested in participating in our region's government to join the forums. Making an account is very easy and simple. Should there be any problems, Comrade Kethania should be contacted.
Our Regional Discord: Our regional discord is where most of our casual interaction takes place. Much of the active portion of the region’s community spend most of their time here than on the RMB debating. It's highly recommended that comrades join if they want to become active.
Our Government: The Bloc’s Government runs on the principles of socialism, equality, collective leadership, direct democracy, and freedom. It has a unique four-branch system. With an executive handling governmental affairs (such as activities, immigration, interaction with other regions), a democratic legislature that makes laws for the region, an elected Judicial Branch to interpret the constitution and the law, and an Administrative Branch which moderates the discord and the forums and acts in a policing capacity. The most important principle, however, is that the World Assembly Delegate is not the leader here. The people, in fact, influence the appointment the WAD through the popular will.
Why TCB?: Why TCB? Why join the Bloc and stay for your NS career? Well it’s quite simple, we're a tight-knit family that’s been together for half a decade now and we don’t plan on stopping :)
To get involved, it’s important that you have citizenship. Without it, you cannot any of the activities below. If you have not already, please refer to the links above for newcomers to get started. For newcomers or older members who want to become members of our community, it is highly recommended to begin by gaining citizenship on the forums, and then joining the discord and gaining full access using said citizenship. Following that, the best thing to do is to volunteer for a ministry and then make yourself known in the community by being active and interacting with people (don't be shy, we don't bite).
Volunteering for the Civil Service: The first thing that every citizen should try and do is apply for a ministry. The regions ministries are the main bodies that carry out the governmental work in the region. Depending on who you are, you can become a diplomat, a reporter for the news, a activities organizer, a roleplay manger, or assist on the legal team! You can volunteer here.
Getting Involved in the Legislature: citizens in the bloc have the luxury of being exposed to a highly accessible and transparent legislative process. Everything is performed within sight of the citizens, and any citizen can propose and vote on bills.
Getting Involved in the a Government Office: getting elected or becoming a minister are probably the two biggest ways to make an impact in the region. The best part is, TCB has plenty of such positions for people to occupy! Ranging from appointed bodies to elected chairpeople, the region has different roles to fill, each with their own duties and responsibilities and competitive processes of attaining them.
The Constitution: Anyone who wishes to become more active ought to eventually read the Constitution. Yes, I understand that it is long, personally, it took me a few tries to fully finish it. But it's wise to have knowledge of the highest law of the land.
Join the Red Fleet: What now? Do we have a military? To many, this may seem confusing, but it is perfectly normal for NS. Our region lets The Red Fleet (TRF), the military of the Solidarity Pact of the NSLeft, defend its military interests. It actively assists in raiding right-wing regions, fascist regions, and other reactionary elements in the game. Their goal is to eradicate them completely and remove the ability of fascists to use this game as a real-life recruitment space for their toxic creed. Enlist here today!
Below are other links pertaining to the region and its interactions with other regions. It is recommended for people to look at these if they really want to get involved.
The RMB Rules: This is a must-read for any resident. The RMB Rules should be followed by everyone at all times. This ensures that the region's RMB is safe and reflective of our values.
Familiarize Yourself With Regional Law: As a Socialist Republic, The Communist Bloc is very dedicated to a democratic system with order and procedure to carry out government duties and policies more effectively. As a new member, feel free to familiarize yourself with a few basic documents.
Anti-Fascism and Why We Fight: Above all, TCB is a left-wing region eternally committed to fighting fascism. Right-wing thought, especially fascism, is not tolerated within this region. We do not believe that freedom of speech extends to those who's sole purpose is built on racism, death, and dictatorship. TCB as an NSLeft member participates in the interregional military alliance of Antifa, and helps them to destroy the influence of fascists in the game.
The NSLeft: The Solidarity Pact of the NationStates Left, or the NSLeft, is the largest and most influential leftist alliance in the game. TCB is a member of this important alliance. Formed of only leftist regions comprised of real-life leftists, NSLeft seeks to further interregional leftist solidarity and create a united front against right-wing reactionaries.
Someone is misbehaving on the RMB! What do I do?:
Please click this Big Report Button Thingie to send a telegram to our RMB moderators. You should include links to posts/pages containing improper material. Please also report to game moderators if applicable.
Why should I become a citizen?
Many reasons. Citizenship is like a switch from "just hanging around" to "being a full-fledged part of the region". Citizenship allows one to vote in elections, run for positions in government, participate in the discussion on forums (which is where the most of it happens), and all that good stuff. If you are not yet a citizen - you're missing out.
You may be suspicious of this whole bureaucracy, and wondering why can't we just allow the aforementioned freedoms to everyone. Well, there are good reasons. This world is dark and full of very very bad people doing all sorts of illegal and immoral activities. Citizenship allows us to prevent them from running for offices, spying on our region, etc. Unless you are one of those very very bad people, you have nothing to worry about.
If you have any more questions, please, feel free to telegram me, Ubertas, and I'll answer the best I can.
Who is actually in power in The Communist Bloc?
The Head of State is the First Minister(FM), who is elected by the citizenry in the First Round of Ministerial Elections.
The Head of Government is collectively the Council of Ministers(CoM), which is elected by the citizenry.
The Head of Legislature is the Speaker of the Legislative Committee, who is internally selected by the Committee, which itself is elected by the citizenry.
The Head of Military is the Minister of Defense(MoD), who is elected by the citizenry in the second round of Ministerial Elections.
The Head of Judiciary is the Chief Justice of the People's Tribunal, who is internally selected by the Judiciary, itself elected by the people.
The Head of Administration is the Head Administrator, internally selected by the Administrative Council, which also selects its own new members.
The Head of On-Site Administration is the World Assembly Delegate(WAD), who is appointed by the First Minister with the consent and approval of the Council of Ministers.
To see who currently occupies these roles and more, please view this dispatch..
All elections are conducted on The Communist Bloc forums.
Why is my application not being processed?
Sadly enough, processing applications take time and effort. It also gets pretty tedious after a while. A couple of days is a reasonable enough expectation of the processing time. We haven't forgotten about you, so just exercise patience.
Oh, and if after a week your application is not yet processed, then we probably have forgotten about you, so feel free to complain to Ubertas or another government official displayed in the regional page we will look at what can be done. If something is unclear, please, feel free to telegram Ubertas(also go by Nate or Nathaniel Kuznetsov-Penrose), or another government official.
How to apply for citizenship
Do you want to get involved in TCB? Do you want to do more than just answer issues all day? Do you want to have fun? If that’s the case, you probably want to apply for citizenship.
Requirements to be eligible for citizenship:
1. You must have a nation residing in The Communist Bloc
2. You must have a World Assembly nation on Nationstates (not necessarily in this region)
To apply for citizenship, follow these steps:
Step 1: Click here for our forums.
Step 2: Click the down arrow next to “Login”, as shown below.
Step 3: Click “register”, as shown below.
Step 4: Fill out the required information, and then click "register".
Step 5: Copy the application template provided here.
Step 7: Title the topic “Citizenship Application: [INSERT USERNAME HERE]” and paste the application template on the topic.
Step 8: Fill out the application. Make sure to be honest!
Step 9: Click "Post Topic".
Step 10: Wait for your application to be processed.
Once a citizen, you can partake in all the activities our region has to offer, including:
• Regional politics
• The nation roleplay
• The regional military
• Games and contests created by the Ministry of Culture
• And much more!
As always, if you have any questions regarding citizenship or the registration/application process, please do feel free to contact me, Eriadni, via telegram or discord.
This dispatch is adapted from an older version created by Egaleca: page=dispatch/id=1067444/
We recommend you check out the rest of the pinned dispatches in the region for much more interesting details about the Bloc, its laws, the programs we are running, our allies in NSLeft and much more!