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IC topic here: http://www.europans.com/topic/4364-the-antargic-treaty/

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Reasons

Three claims in 24 hours is perhaps a bit much, don't you think?

Topic of discussion

A good way to keep everyone happy and to keep activity up is organising a RP conference about an Antargic Treaty. Something to divvy up the terrority, while also leaving room for others. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_Treaty_System Check RL for inspiration. http://www.ats.aq/e/ats.htm If possible I would like to safeguard some area for future claimants in Marenesia and Aurelia, the two continents which are closest.

 

Parties involved

People to invite (in order of appearance):

 

Takes the lead

If they are willing, I wish to leave this in the capable hands of the ISTC. Please take this opportunity to RP the negotiations. It will be much more interesting than just OOC. It can also reveal some nice IC drama for us to re-use later.

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@Sunset Sea Islands: You know those words were just for postering. And I never called you a "puny lesser nation". It was more a general reference to "Antargic claims of some other, minor nations". wink.gif Not sure why you seem to self-identify with these words.

 

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Also, if at all possible, I would like to have a simple poll up over at NationStates so we can consult the nation about how to go forward with this. Something easy to vote on. For example:

    An Antargic Treaty is in order to define the use of Antargis. Which option do you support?

     

    a. We should not explore Antargis

    b. Minimal scientific research is ok

    c. Nations can claim (part of) the Antargic as their own territory

    d. Full economic exploitation: first come, first serve!

Let me know what you think of this poll. Anything to add here? I will put it up in a few days, and probably leave this open for the 7 days.

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f) science the sh*t out of that continent

 

For the sake planning this treaty, it would be good to have a map of the claims of EOS, etc. I believe I sent Orioni a map of ISTC claims, but this is adjustable. The ISTC could go for one single chunk or we could vote against claiming altogether.

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Does anyone want to lead this assembly or shall I make the first move? I don't want to impose.

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Miiros will have someone at the conference. Will likely be our regular representative at EOS. Will write something up after work today, or Saturday morning.

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After everyone has introduced their characters, can you, @Orioni, start the discussion?

 

Will do. For those who are reading this later, we will assume you are present (in person or per video), and can take the microphone when you have something to add. I forsee us RP'ing this for maybe 20-30 posts before coming to some sort of an agreement.

 

Good luck, have fun!

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Are we still waiting for @Akiiryu and @Magnaeus or are we going on without them? I suppose they could always do something like "Suddenly, the representative of the Magnaean Confederation raised his arm. As a member of the Initiative Scientifique Trans-Continentale, his words were of importance for all of the attendees..."

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People are responding, which is nice. I'll table a more detailed proposal with some general rules in my next update. We can nitpick the finer details IC.

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@Orioniin your last post in the RP, you have mentioned "slices" of Antargis. @Fleur de Lyswhipped those up in his first draft of the treaty already. How do we explain that? We cannot just say that the ISTC whipped up a whole draft featuring the zones in the five minutes that have passed since Lydia Mauve spoke, can we?

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@Sunset Sea Islands I had not yet read that Google Doc. I only had saved the one page offline, so I could write a reply. I will re-write my RP post a little bit so it makes more sense.

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It feels like this RP is coming to a conclusion soon. How do we want to proceed? Should someone initiate a poll? I don't think Mrs Mauve has anything left to say about this. The vote of the Sunset Sea Islands would definitely be pro FDL's treaty right now.

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