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  1. 3 points
    Hey folks! It's Imki, you're friendly neighbourhood artist here to ask y'all to help us come up with a shiny new logo for our newspaper, Vox Populi! You don't need to be able to draw (although sketches and doodles won't be rejected either!), just make a suggestion for what you think would be a great symbol for our news outlet and I'll do my best to make it a reality!
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    Greetings, fellow Lazarenes. I would like to make a quick address to all members of Lazarus on the occasion of these momentous changes that have just been made to the Constitution by our High Sepulchre. Firstly, however, I would like to review the past several months briefly as it has been a good start to the year for us! Between the approval of our treaties with Balder and The West Pacific, we have been rolling right along and expanding our international reach. We have also been steadily increasing our post count on the forum and the number of people who are actively engaging us both gameside and on the forums. I am now at over 250 nations endorsing Funkadelia, which is nearing a peacetime record that was set last July. Some of our more committed members, such as Treadwellia have kept the polls rolling and the RMB discussion lively in Lazarus. In the last week alone, we have had eight nations apply for citizenship in the region, which bodes well for our activity in future. This recent increase in citizenship coincides opportunely with these recent changes to the constitution, which is the main focus of this address today. In case not everyone had been following the affairs of the High Sepulchre all too closely, there have been some serious changes made to the constitution as of late. I can't go over every matter line by line in this post alone, so for more information, please go ahead and read the Constitution for yourself. I will highlight however, some of the more important changes that have been made. Prime among these is the creation of the Directorate. From this moment on, Lazarus will retain the King as the Head of State and supreme executive, but we will also have an elected Head of Government that is elected by the Assembly. The elected Head of Government, the Viceroy, will head the Directorate, which consists of Governors of the various Districts. These districts are almost identical in function to the Cathedrals of the Undead Dominion, and the Governors serve the same role as the Necromancers of old. This new manner of government will retain our considerable stability when it comes to gameside affairs, but will also allow for an active and dynamic internal forum government scene that we have been needing as of late. In addition, we have also opened up our legislature. Now, any citizen who commits themselves for a district and actively contributes to it for two weeks (as well as during their time serving as a legislator) will become a full voting member of the Assembly, Lazarus' legislature. The Speaker of the Assembly will also be elected on a regular basis. In regards to Districts, they serve as the Cathedrals that we used to have, as I mentioned before. However, now, all citizens wishing to become a legislator must now commit themselves to one when they become a citizen. By doing so, they declare "this is the realm of regional affairs that I'm most interested in, and will contribute to it on a regular basis." This marks a syncretism of various forms of government we have employed in the past, and we hope that this will energize everyone a little bit more, now that we have opened up several new avenues for contribution and advancement in the region. In the immediate term, I need to address some issues with filling the several vacancies in the government. As King, I still wield executive control, and I will be taking charge of all affairs for the time being, until we can fill the vacancies. In the meantime, I hereby reaffirm Aleister's authority to accept citizenship applications as imbued to me by the Constitution. The first thing we will do in terms of our Assembly is electing a Speaker. Once roughly half of our current citizens have joined the Assembly, I will conduct a Speaker election using a similar format to our High Sepulchre elections so that we can get things rolling from the start. Once the Speaker is elected, the Speaker will conduct an election under the same format to elect the Viceroy. Once we have a fully functioning government, we can continue operating as normal. Thank you all for your support and cooperation, and I am confident that we are about to begin a new era in Lazarus history.
  3. 2 points
    I look forward to seeing how our region can progress further with these new implementations. We've been slowly laying the groundwork for a more stable and secure region for awhile now and it's about time that we get start picking up the speed. We still have a lot of work to do, but I am more optimistic than ever about our region and can't wait to see how it grows. Cheers!
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    Due to the Constitutional changes put into effect on February 12, 2018, all current citizens are now required to choose a District that they will remain involved in to retain Assembly voting rights. All current citizens seeking Assembly membership must choose a district from the following list and remain active within it in order to retain voting rights. The Cultural District (Internal affairs, regional newspaper, cultural events, etc.) The Diplomacy District (Foreign affairs) The Military District (Citizens may participate in this District as well as another, if they so choose) Simply reply to this post with your preferred district(s) and you will be processed.
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    "Mmph mmph!" Lazarus Nation Name: Treadwellia Link to World Assembly nation (if any): None. Link to Main Nation if any: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=treadwellia How did you find out about Lazarus?: I rejoined Lazarus 1,016 days ago after about a week in a Christmas themed region. How long I was in Lazarus prior to that? Who knows? Please describe your history on NationStates: Over 12 years of mostly active nation building with a sizable dead period somewhere in the middle where I got involved with college, work, etc. How long have you played NationStates: See above statement! Please state which District you wish to reside in. You may only choose one: -- Cultural District (Manages culture policy and activities in the region, also manages the regional newspaper.) This sounds good to me! Regions you are and have been involved in: This one. Christmas, for about a week. Who knows what region I was ever originally founded in? Any crimes you may have committed in in those regions and others: None. Other names you may go by in NationStates: Just this one! From this time forward, His Immense Rotundity, the Fat Father, Tubbius the Spherical of Treadwellia, voluntarily without mental reservation or purpose of evasion, pledge my loyalty to Lazarus and her people in NationStates affairs, whose rights and liberties I respect, and whose laws I will uphold and obey.
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    Accepted. I will get you masked and your region's forum created shortly. Welcome to Lazarus!
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    So glad you extended this, I was able to finish my entry after a busy week!
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    I don't think shorter term limits are a solution to the overall problem. This cycle would allow us to keep it four months, meaning people are actually able to make an impact instead of rush to do things, and still allows there to be less stagnation in the High Sepulchre at the same time. I also think we should consider requirements for running for the High Sepulchre at some point. I don't think it's appropriate for someone who was made a Citizen maybe a few days before an election to be one of our next Councillors. The High Sepulchre is an important aspect of our government and the candidates shouldn't be taken lightly. That's a discussion for another thread though.