World Assembly Votes to Injunct The Communist Bloc
Historic Resoution Marks Beginning of New Era
Written by Sanjurika
Arnhelm, Europeia - As regions shift and jostle for an advantage immediately post-Frontier Update, the World Assembly is trying out its new tool— injunctions. Being introduced hand-in-hand with frontier regions in the F/S Update, injunctions are a tool at the Security Council’s disposal that serve to block the transition from Frontier to non-Frontier, and vice versa. They effectively lock the region into its current state until either the region ceases to exist, or the injunction is repealed. One such injunction recently passed in the halls of the World Assembly is “Injunct The Communist Bloc”, authored by Vice President Writingelegend, and coauthored by Minister of Foreign Affairs PhDre.
The Communist Bloc (TCB) is an extremely large region in NationStates, consistently boasting over 1,100 nations in its borders. However, it is also a region extremely close to the Brotherhood of Malice (BoM) and The Black Hawks (TBH), two regions hostile to Europeian sovereignty. Although TCB was an ally of Europeia under the Treaty of Spomenik, that agreement was eventually repealed by the Writinglegend administration roughly a year ago. The repeal resulted from several instances that culminated in then-WA Delegate Prim being banned from TCB, a significant treaty violation on the part of TCB.
This in turn with the false claims that the region EmbassyRegionia was fascist, led to a rapid deterioration of Europeia-TCB relations. Regions like Balder, Thaecia, and The League also terminated relations with TCB over EmbassyRegionia. Ever since then, TCB has continually bumped shoulders with BoM and TBH.
Fast forward to the present day, where TCB was one of the first major User Created Regions (UCRs) to attempt to transition to a Frontier. Vice President @Writinglegend (Gleg) quickly pushed back, submitting SC#442 shortly after TCB began its transition. According to Gleg, he and coauthor @PhDre were quick to begin drafting the resolution, starting the process the day the update launched. TCB swiftly retaliated, with arguments that their intention in transitioning was to immediately transition back in order to gain an active Governor. This argument however was met with wide skepticism from supporters of the resolution.
Ultimately, the World Assembly decided that the potential risk of TCB staying a Frontier was too great. Additionally, if they were to transition back in order to gain an active Governor, TCB, not a friend of Europeia, would be strengthened by new nation spawns, only leading to stabilization within the region and more potential for the destructive military efforts that the People’s Revolutionary Air Force (TCBs military arm) continually conducts. For its part, TCB released a rather vague dispatch on its views on the injunction.
The resolution passed with 68% voting aye and 32% voting nay, becoming the second injunction to pass in the WA, and a major step in Europeian efforts to keep itself secure.