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.
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:
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.
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.
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: Duke (Federalist-SC)
Your Vice President is: Cincinattus (The People's Party-NY)
Mideast Senate Seat: DC al Fine (Federalist-OH)
Northeast Senate Seat: Bore (Labor-RI)
IDS Senate Seat: North Carolina Yankee (Federalist-NC)
Midwest Senate Seat: TNF (Labor-KS)
Pacific Senate Seat: TyrionTheImperialist (Labor-CA)
Adam Griffin (Labor-ME)
Alfred F. Jones (Labor-NY)
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.
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.Official Citizen Initiative Thread