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Offline Naivetry

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Press office: Equilism Foreign Affairs
« on: July 21, 2007, 06:07:11 PM »
Equilism Statement Regarding the Events in The North Pacific

The Foreign Affairs Chancellory of The Realm of Equilism has been monitoring the unfolding events in The North Pacific with concern for our friends and neighbors. It is our long-held belief that all regions have the right to self-determination without outside interference in their internal affairs. However, it is also true that the events in great regions such as TNP can affect and concern regions throughout NationStates.

Our greatest concern is for the well-being of the people of TNP, and the stability of the region. And it is our true hope, that all parties concerned in the current situation will place the best interests of the region above personal agendas. Our own experience has taught us that there are times when a region must come together and overcome strong differences in order to create a new path that leads to a rejuvenated future. We fail ourselves when we don't change and adjust to new realities and situations.

It has always been Equilism's policy to support the legitimate government of any given region, and we will not depart from that policy in this situation. We support the constitutionally elected government of The North Pacific.

We also recognize that a constitution must serve the region it is written for. A region should not suffer to serve a constitution. When a time comes that a Constitution becomes a burden, rather than an enabler of activity and progress, it is time to seriously consider what needs to be done in order to ensure the viability of the government and the vitality of the region.

It is encouraging to us that the Prime Minister and UN Delegate have engaged in discussions concerning the situation, rather than moving to an immediate state of all-out civil war. The North Pacific has particularly suffered through too many delegate/government crises in its long history. Open and frank discussions among the concerned parties will hopefully lead to a new and bright future for the region.

We have also taken notice of the deployment of troops from Gatesville into TNP. We are not aware of any specific or official requests for military support from any authority within the region, and look forward to the quick withdrawal of our friends in Gatesville from TNP, in order to de-escalate an already difficult situation. We know that Gatesville has a long history itself of supporting the right of self-determination in the internal affairs of each and every region.

In conclusion, Equilism supports The North Pacific, and wishes only the best for the present and the future of all. Times such as these are very difficult, and bring out strong emotions on all sides. We hope that a mutually amicable resolution will leave TNP a stronger region than before. If there is any way in which we may be of assistance to the region in securing stability, we would be honored to be of help.

Equilism Foreign Affairs Chancellory
21st Day of July 2007



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Offline Naivetry

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Re: Press office: Equilism Foreign Affairs
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 04:40:42 AM »
Equilism Statement Regarding the Events in Taijitu and The Rejected Realms

The Foreign Affairs Chancellory of The Realm of Equilism has been following the raid of The Rejected Realms and its aftermath with great concern.  We strongly condemn Red Kagran's invasion and the reprehensible methods he employed to accomplish it.  Our major objections are as follows:

    1) The very act of invading denies the right of regional sovereignty that Equilism has long upheld.

    2) To invade under the premise of spreading democracy both ignores the right of regions to self-determination and displays a dangerous lack of awareness of the political situation in The Rejected Realms.

    3) The unauthorized use of the Founder nation shows a deep lack of respect for due process.

    4) In utilizing game mechanics to make the invasion viable, Red Kagran and his associates took no regard for the right of Taijitu civilian citizens to refuse participation in an extremely controversial military operation.

We in Equilism understand that Red Kagran's actions were not condoned by the executive Government Cabinet of Taijitu.  We thank those who have taken pains to apologize for what has happened, particularly Allama and The G Rebellion.  We approve of Taijitu's swift action to impeach the author of this travesty.

However, the rest of the region of Taijitu cannot be held blameless.  Those who helped plan and execute a foreign coup, disregarding civil rights for the sake of military expediency and taking it upon themselves to formulate Taijitu's foreign policy, must be held accountable for their actions.   Those who made possible, either by direct assistance or by their silent and knowing consent, the dissolution of civil authority and the destruction of liberty, must be brought to justice.  To do anything less is to condone their actions and to excuse in many what has been condemned in one.  Most importantly, it would demonstrate that the citizens of Taijitu have not understood the gravity of the offenses committed in their name.

In this election season, the future of Taijitu hangs more than ever in the balance.  Taijitu can no longer afford to ignore the invader-defender dynamic.  Neutrality may only be obtained by foregoing all regionally sanctioned military action outside of the warzones.  Maintaining the present course of unpredictable military policy will result in the closing of foreign relations between Taijitu and Equilism. 

It has long been Equilism's policy to hold no foreign relations with invaders, believing as we do that there can be no ideological common ground between those who deny the right of regional sovereignty and us who fight only to restore it.  Should Sovereign Dixie be elected Delegate of Taijitu, despite his acquiescence in the invasion of The Rejected Realms and disregard for civil process and authority, we will expect immediate and definitive action taken to disprove Taijitu's invader standing.

We in Equilism hope that the citizens of Taijitu still stand for the ideals of democracy, fair justice, and the combat of tyranny.  It is on the basis of those ideals alone that we call on Taijitu to demand, for all its citizens, justice uncompromised.

Equilism Foreign Affairs Chancellory
27th Day of July 2007
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Offline Naivetry

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Re: Press office: Equilism Foreign Affairs
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007, 02:36:36 AM »
Equilism Statement Regarding the Closure of the Taijitu Consulate

The Foreign Affairs Chancellory of Equilism has been considering our state of relations with Taijitu. In the aftermath of events in The Rejected Realms, we made plain our stance to the people and government of Taijitu.  In the first few days after the invasion, it seemed clear that many of Taijitu's citizens shared our disapproval of their leaders' actions.

But it appears now that Taijitu has chosen to condone the actions of raiding elements within. The Realm of Equilism cannot maintain relations with a region that invades.  We must consider invaders enemies, as long as we stand for the ideals of regional sovereignty and self-determination.

It boils down to this: our regions have fundamental differences in viewpoint.  While the people of Taijitu are perfectly friendly and may be concerned with maintaining relations with Equilism for that reason, our government cannot continue to ignore the differences of ideals and regional policy that divide us.  That is why we have decided to close the Taijitu consulate in Equilism and cease using our embassy in Taijitu.

Executive summary: Invading is not nice.  That's why we can't be friends with you any more.  Sorry. 
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