WORLD FACTBOOK ENTRY
"Absolution...a little place of forgetting. A quiet region of contrast where no matter a states political views nor its history, all will be forgiven and then quietly forgotten."
REGIONAL MAP of ABSOLUTION
The region of Absolution was founded by Assorro, a benevolent nation which serves as the head of the regional guard, a fiercely loyal and distinguished force comprised of citizen members of all nations.
The region does not take part in raids or invasions and states boldly that they are no longer a region of conquest but rather a growing region of peace among contrasting nations, providing the proof that nations of political ideological contrast can and do coexist in peaceful, quiet resolution.
Absolution has an open border policy and accepts all nations. In spite of size, political alignment, political history or duration that a nation has lived within the region, all nations are considered equal and granted the same inalienable right of equal consideration and representation from their very first day. They are free to run their nations as they see fit without outside interference, pressure or judgmental persecutions and no voice goes unheard.
Their regional government is comprised of representative ministers from all nations which have registered with their regional forum. Independent nations naturally possess their own government and governing style but the region is governed by a Council of Nations which mandates itself to resolving issues affecting the region as a whole. Representative ministers possess an eligible voice and/or vote on all issues and can propose new issues, laws, propose amendments to existing laws, vote on UN resolutions, affect policy and vote in regional elections which are held two times a year. Any minister can platform and run in elections but only UN ministers can be elected as delegate.
Absolution holds a strict endorsement policy making it mandatory for all UN nations to endorse their legally elected delegate. Nations refusing to endorse the delegate are issued compliance orders and beyond that sent into temporary exile for failing to comply with regional law.
This is not done out of a lack of kindness but to preserve their electoral process from being undermined. Delegates are elected by the region and as such, their position is protected by law. No nation is permitted to annex this key position outside of an election. Any attempt to do so is looked at as an invasion attempt and is meat with swift and permanent penalties being imposed upon all nations involved.
THE REGIONAL FLAG
The regional flag of Absolution is a valid symbol and stands as the testament of a region united. Used as a war badge before the time of the great peace that the region enjoys today. The flag has seen some of the most darkest days the region has ever known.
The symbolism on the flag dates before the time of the founding nation and can be discovered through the folklore of the region. A dragon coiled sword sits predominately in the center, the keeper and guardian of the region. The rising sun in the top right corner and the descending moon in the bottom left represent the old credo of 'vigilant throughout our days and throughout our nights until death brings us no more'. Along with the regions name which sits boldly in the center are three Latin words, the language of ancient Rome: Vinimus-Vidimus-Vicimus (We came-We saw-We conquered) Words spoken by Julius Caesar, a link to the days when the region was a Roman province.
Any nation within Absolution these days may fly the regional banner, called Pax (peace). The founding nation of Assorro has adopted it not only as its regional emblem but as its national flag as well. It represents the peace enjoyed by all of its nations as well as the struggle it went through to obtain it.
GOVERNMENT ROLES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Absolution has a functioning government which deals with real issues and laws governing the actions of nations within the region.
The government is found on the regional forum and all nations which register are automatically granted the title of Minister within the government with an eligible vote and voice on all issues. Only regional ministers can become elected officials but only regional UN ministers can become regional UN delegates.
Regional member nations not registered with the government forum possess no political voice on the policies nor the issues within the region.
The government established within the region of Absolution is a Council of Nations which will act in a advisory capacity. It will debate all regional issues, laws and policies with each nation possessing an eligible voice and/or vote.
All positions within said government will be elected positions with the exception of standard regional ministers. The chief official will be the UN delegate followed by ambassadors, interior security ministers, reporters then standard regional ministers.
Since the Council of Nations represents the political will of the region, the Founder will not, in good conscience, attempt to veto any bill unless sufficient grounds for argument be made by him and a second vote by council establishes support to his position.
GOVERNMENT ELECTORAL PROCESS
REGIONAL LAWS of ABSOLUTION
REGION THREATENING - Law #1
Any nation entering into another region with the intention of threatening that region in the name of Absolution or otherwise shall result in permanent exile (ejection with ban) being imposed on them upon their return to Absolution. Any nation threatening, proposing or otherwise promoting a coup within the region of Absolution will be deemed guilty of the same offense and will meet with the same result.
All UN nations within the region of Absolution are legally obligated to endorse the elected delegate.
Any UN nation expressing a refusal to endorse any legally elected delegate by means of logging-on, finding a reminder notice telegrammed to them and then choosing to ignore it to a limit of three will result in temporary exile (ejection without ban) being imposed upon that nation.
REGIONAL POLICIES OF ABSOLUTION
REGIONAL GENERAL POLICY - Policy #1
Absolution will always possess an open border policy and accept all nations. In spite of size, political alignment, political history or duration that a nation will have lived within the region, all nations will be considered equal and granted the same inalienable right of equal consideration and representation from their very first day. They will always remain free to run their nations as they see fit without outside interference, pressure or judgmental persecutions and from now to the end of all time, no voice shall ever go unheard.
UN members have the right to carry as many as twenty endorsements from other regional UN members. Any UN member which endorses a UN member who is already in possession of twenty endorsements is issued a reminder notice by a ministry of the interior constable (MOIC) ordering them to remove their endorsement from said nation. Failure to comply with reminder notices may result in temporary exile being imposed upon the offending nation. Subsequent failure to comply with reminder notices, should they occur, may result in a permanent ban. The legal endorsement cap is reviewed periodically by council.
Any UN member so inclined to submit a proposal to the UN has the right to do so. If said nation brings the proposal before Council first to be debated and then voted on and said proposal gains support before Council, Council will be inclined to help gather the required support from other regions to aid in passing said proposal to a resolution to be voted on by the entire UN.
However, whereas said nation has the right to submit any and all proposals to the UN without first bringing the document before Council. In doing so, they will forfeit all support and can expect that the regions delegate will not endorse their proposal.
No nation will ever be persecuted for not participating in the UN...Period! UN members may vote individually on UN repeals and resolutions in any manner they see fit and do not under any circumstances need to reveal nor justify their vote.
THE REGIONAL GUARD
The Regional Guard is an imposing force within the region. Its General answers to no one but Karezon, the leader of Assorro and it's members are fiercely loyal to the region as a whole.
Comprising of members from all nations, the Guard is considered to be a formidable fighting force all its own. Though it is used primarily today as a regional police force of sorts, exiling and banning nations from the region, it was once the largest, most decorated, revered and feared regiment that ever marched in the name of the region during the days of conquest.
Their regimental museum, located in Assorro's capital city of Pytriet, tells the bloody tale of the unit from it's conception as a local militia soon after the fall of the Roman Empire, through the unifying of the region to modern day. Its battle honors remain fully unsurpassed.
GYNTAV THE FIRST
When the Roman Empire collapsed, the region was thrown into chaos with each territory desperate to feed its citizens. Tribal war was a continuously looming reality and generation after generation knew little else. It was indeed a dark time.
Slaughter after slaughter, tribes turned on one another to control food, land and resources. Borders were constantly shifting as powerful opportunistic leaders competed endlessly for the position of the top ranking territory. Then came a man known simply as Gyntav.
Gyntav was a massive, brutish and unsympathetic man which stood among men over two meters tall. He was the son of a Lord and had known war all of his life. He is thought to be the single most important and influential figure in the unifying history of the region.
It was he that formed the local militia known today as the Regional Guard and it was he that sought alliance with his fellow neighbors. Leaders who opposed him opposed the alliance and as it grew, those that dared, faced an army known for its ruthlessness, tenacity and horror.
Gyntav's statue displays the man as death himself. Never in his life did he know failure and ruled the entire region until his dying day.
It is important to remember that his conquest to unify the region was not done out of a desire for peace but of greed. It was centuries before the development of independent nations and even longer before they were all finally recognized and given equal consideration but since its unification, there has not been a single bloody conflict between the separate independent nations of Absolution.