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Welcome to Atlasia!


The Republic of Atlasia National Flag.

Atlasia is a political/governmental simulation wherein participants take part in elections and referenda which shape the nature and laws of the nation. Atlasia operates as a federal state with five regions. The federal government has three branches: executive (President and Cabinet); legislative (Senate); and judicial (Supreme Court). Elections to the Presidency, Senate, and regional offices are held at regular intervals.


Citizens of each region can participate in the regional government either as elected representatives such as the Governor or simply as proposers of legislation at the regional level. Each region has developed their own constitutions which set out their system of government. Below is an image of each region and the states they contain.*


*Puerto Rico is a state in the Republic of Atlasia and is placed in the Southeast Region.


Parties.

Numerous parties exist in Atlasia encompassing a wide range of ideological positions. Many parties have a leadership, organize a platform and put forward and endorse candidates for elections. A brief summary of the ideology of the major parties is provided in the post below. There are also numerous Independents in Atlasia who act outside of any party structure.

Alternatively, if you do not see a Party that you find yourself on common ground with, why not start one on your own? There are no special measures one needs to go through to accomplish this, simply open a thread, hammer out an ideology and get recruiting!

Registration.

Registration requirements have changed as of the passage of the last Constitutional Amendment.

To join Atlasia, you must register in the Registration Thread located here. Simply state your name, the party you wish to register with, and preferred state of residence in that order. You may register in anyone of the 50 real life states, 10 Canadian Provinces, three Canadian territories, Oceania, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Here's an example:

Tmthforu94
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In order to register, you must have a total post count on the forum of 18 and your account must be at least 7 days old.

You may only change your state of registration when moving to another region every 180 days but you may change your party at anytime and your state registration may be changed when moving within the same region at any time (once every 24 hours).Your initial registration is not considered a "move", you may change regions one time in less than 180 days from your initial registration if you so choose.

Board Organization.

When first joining, occasionally some of you may be confused as to what the different boards are. The board structure looks something like this (as of July 2nd, 2014):


Atlas Fantasy Elections is the most important board and the board you will most likely end up spending most of your time on. It covers all miscellaneous chat between citizens, who post threads such as political party headquarters, conventions, newspapers, offices for politicians, and so on. Feel free to introduce yourself here in this thread, or create a thread introducing yourself on your own. Smiley
      
      Child Board: The Voting Booth is where Governors, Lt. Governors, party leaders, and the Secretary of Forum Affairs open voting booths for citizens to vote on important matters relating to national or regional office and ballot initiatives, and sometimes as trivial as voting on political party platform planks.

Atlas Fantasy Government is where business of the government is done. The White House, certain political offices, and court cases are all handled here, but most of all, is Senate business. It's advised you don't post here unless you're personally championing an issue, as it's rather impolite to interrupt the Senate's work.

      Child Board: The Constitutional Convention board is a temporary one that debate the changing of Atlasia's system of government. It is now a defunct board.

      Child Board: The Regional Governments board is a recently instituted board that allows regional governments to gather in one centralized location to do their business unencumbered by other unrelated threads. Regions centralized their legislatures and executive offices here to do their business quietly and more efficiently.



Law & Regional Governments.

Some of you may wonder where you can find some more detailed information about Atlasia. As for laws, the Statute on the Wiki provides a long list of every law ever passed by the Senate.

Depending on where you take residence, you will have your own Regional Constitution:


List of Officeholders

Your President is: Lumine (Federalist-UT)
Your Vice President is: SJoyce (TPP-NC)

Atlasian Senate:

Mideast Senate Seat: Windjammer (Labor-MI)
Northeast Senate Seat: Bore (Labor-RI)
IDS Senate Seat: North Carolina Yankee (Federalist-NC)
Midwest Senate Seat: TNF (Labor-KS)
Pacific Senate Seat: TheCranberry (TPP-OR)

At-Large Senators:

Bacon King (TPP-OC)
Dr.Cynic (Independent-GA)
Polnut (TPP-MA)
JCL (Federalist-IN
Deus Nature (DR-NY)

Governors:

IDS Governor: Maxwell (DR-MS)
Mideast Governor: TJ (Federalist-WI)
Midwest Governor: LeBron FitzGerald (Labor-MN)
Northeast Governor: Sawx (TPP-NH)
Pacific Governor: Simfan (TPP-CA)



Miscellaneous Information.

If you want to learn more about Atlasia, you can explore the Atlas Wiki (located here) or on the toolbar above via the button, which stores the Atlasian and regional Constitutions and laws, as well as information on current office holders and some details about many of the current (and past) participants in Atlasia.

Also, you should feel free to post any questions you have about Atlasia in this thread and someone should shortly be able to provide some guidance. You are also more than welcome to message me with any questions you may have, along with other prominent Atlasians. Smiley Any of us would be happy to help!

There is also an old Introduction to Atlasia thread. You can locate it here, if you're interested.

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It's That Time of the Month - How Aunt Flo Became Speaker of the House, One Month at a Time

I see your point, and maybe we're debating over semantics, but the fact that about 1 million children are functionally homeless to me is a crisis.
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 03:02:17 am »
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Atlasian Political Parties.

Below are a list of the five major political parties in Atlasia, party logos (if available), party summaries (provided by the individual Chairmen), as well as other miscellaneous information. Hopefully this will serve as an easy way for newcomers to Atlasia to learn more about those involved in the process, and have an easier time to join others like them!



The Labor Party, 41 Members

Chairman: TNF

Government is at its core function arising out of society in order to mediate between different groups within the society and is given the power to ensure, ideally, that no part of society is in a position of absolute dominance over the others. Inevitably, however, human error will enter into the system and unbalance this mediation of forces and interests that creates society and culture. Egalitarianism in the form of redistributive justice is an attempt to correct for this human error. The human error's name is susceptibility to tribalism and greed.

The cornerstone of the Labor Party is the worker.  The plight of the worker is the plight of everyday life, and it is the duty of government to treat working people with the dignity and respect that their position deserves.  The enemy of the worker is the enemy of the Labor Party and it is the enemy of the overflowing pure hearts of the people; this is namely: immeasurable greed.  Greed is the basis of unregulated capitalism and the pursuit of profit over the advancement of liberty, health, and equality, is its battle cry.  Thus, it is the mission of the Labor Party to fight back the monstrous blitzkrieg of robber barons, and champion the cause of the worker.



The Federalist Party, 43 Members


Chairman: North Carolina Yankee

The Federalist Party believes that individuals, not the government, can make the best decisions. We stand for a federalist system of government built on strong checks and balances to protect people from tyranny. We therefore stand for the rights of regions, and oppose attempts by the federal government to infringe on their rights. We stand for reforms that strengthen and revitalize regions, as well as the game as a whole. We believe that all individuals are equal and entitled to equal rights, with a government strong enough to protect freedom, but too weak to jeopardize it. We stand for market based economic approaches to promote general prosperity and, in conjuction with policies to strengthen hard working families and improve education, address societal ills, like pressing economic inequalities. The Federalist Party stands for an Atlasia that welcomes participants, both new and old, and values their contributions to the game.



The People's Party, 21 Members

Chairman: Oakvale


The Democratic-Republican Party, 12 Members

Chairman: Dallasfan

The Democratic-Republicans believe that individual liberty is sacrosanct. We recognize that the government plays a vital role in everybody’s lives, and can be a positive good. That being said, we also understand that there is a limiting principle to government intervention, and resolve to trim areas of bureaucratic excess. We do not support paradigms dividing society into makers and takers, but respect people of all classes and seek greater opportunity for the poor.
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It's That Time of the Month - How Aunt Flo Became Speaker of the House, One Month at a Time

I see your point, and maybe we're debating over semantics, but the fact that about 1 million children are functionally homeless to me is a crisis.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 03:03:41 am »
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2014 Elections Calendar.

Federal Elections:
February 21-23: Presidential and Regional Senate Elections
April 18-20: At-Large Senate Elections
June 20-22: Presidential and Regional Senate Elections
August 22-24: At-Large Senate Elections
October 24-26: Presidential and Regional Senate Elections
December 12-14: At-Large Senate Elections


Imperial Dominion of the South:
January 17-19: Class A Legislature
February 14-16: Class B Legislature
March 21-23: Class A Legislature
April 18-20: Emperor, Class B Legislature
May 16-18: Class A Legislature
June 20-22: Class B Legislature
July 18-20: Class A Legislature
August 22-24: Emperor, Class B Legislature
September 19-21: Class A Legislature
October 24-26: Class B Legislature
November 21-23: Class A Legislature
December 19-21: Emperor, Class B Legislature


Mideast Region:
January 16, 2014 - Mideast Assembly and Governor Elections
March 20, 2014 - Mideast Assembly Elections
May 15, 2014 - Mideast Assembly and Governor Elections
July 17, 2014 - Mideast Assembly Elections
September 18, 2014 - Mideast Assembly and Governor Elections
November 20, 2014 - Mideast Assembly Elections


Midwest Region:
January 13, 2014: Archduke and Midwest Alțing elections.
February 20, 2014: Midwest Governor election.
March 20, 2014:Midwest Alțing election.
May 15, 2014: Archduke and Midwest Alțing elections.
June 19, 2014: Midwest Governor election.
July 17, 2014: Midwest Alțing election.
September 18, 2014: Archduke and Midwest Alțing elections.
October 23, 2014: Midwest Governor election.
November 20, 2014: Midwest Alțing election


Northeast Region:
February 20, 2014: Northeast Gubernatorial and Assembly Elections
April 17, 2014: Northeast Assembly Elections
June 19, 2014: Northeast Gubernatorial and Assembly Elections
August 21, 2014: Northeast Assembly Elections
October 23, 2014: Northeast Gubernatorial and Assembly Elections
December 11, 2014: Northeast Assembly Elections

Pacific Region:
February 13 - Governor and Council Elections
April 10 - Governor and Council Elections
June 12 - Council Elections
August 14 - Governor and Council Elections
October 9 - Council Elections
December 11 - Governor and Council Elections
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It's That Time of the Month - How Aunt Flo Became Speaker of the House, One Month at a Time

I see your point, and maybe we're debating over semantics, but the fact that about 1 million children are functionally homeless to me is a crisis.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 03:10:42 am »
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Thank fycking God. Good work!
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Thank fycking God. Good work!
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Thank Tmth. He did all of this, I just made a few edits.
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I see your point, and maybe we're debating over semantics, but the fact that about 1 million children are functionally homeless to me is a crisis.
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Two minor corrections: it's "Labor Party", not "Labor party", and you have "Below are a list of the four major political parties in Atlasia" but five are listed.
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2014, 10:59:18 pm »
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I propose the section on registration be revised as follows:

You may only change your state of registration when moving to another region every 180 days but you may change your party at anytime and your state registration may be changed when moving within the same region once a month at any time (once every 24 hours). After your initial registration, you are allowed to make one "free move" to anywhere, which does not count under the 180 days rule during the first week, however, after this you are not allowed to move for the required time. Your initial registration is not considered a "move", you may change regions one time in less than 180 days from your initial registration if you so choose.

Thanks for doing this, Flo!
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Yes, thank you for doing this. You have saved a generation of new players from being lost and confused. Wink
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2014, 10:10:48 pm »
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The listed dates of the upcoming August and October Senate elections are incorrect. The August Senate election will be held August 22-24, and the October election will be held on October 24-26.
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2014, 02:07:53 am »
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Griffin is Labor's Chair ^^
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2014, 01:13:32 am »
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This looks really cool! I'd like to join.
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This looks really cool! I'd like to join.

You have enough posts to join! Just submit something in the "New Register" thread, like

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I see your point, and maybe we're debating over semantics, but the fact that about 1 million children are functionally homeless to me is a crisis.
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This looks really cool! I'd like to join.

You have enough posts to join! Just submit something in the "New Register" thread, like

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Done! Smiley Thank you!
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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2014, 08:59:50 pm »
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This looks cool. It's like for a moment I could pretend that the electoral system could bring in the workers' revolution. Can I join?
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You need one more post to join, I believe. And obviously, Labor is the right party for you. Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2014, 09:56:38 pm »
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You need one more post to join, I believe. And obviously, Labor is the right party for you. Cheesy

Could this one count? Thank you. Yeah, I thought that too Wink
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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2014, 10:36:35 pm »
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What's the minimum membership a party should have to be considered "major"? That said, I wonder if the Bad Party will ever be included here xD
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RECALL LEBRON FITZGERALD!!! Angry

Democrats are Red
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Dear people of Atlas Forum
I truly love you Wink
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« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2014, 11:16:29 pm »
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What's the minimum membership a party should have to be considered "major"? That said, I wonder if the Bad Party will ever be included here xD

It is 3 people (not counting the Liberal Party).  The Bad Party is, technically, a "major party" now.
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