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Stuart Richards - September 2, 2007 12:20 AM (GMT)
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Prime Minister Stuart Richards, decked out in dark Western clothing and a brown duster, walks up to a podium with the seal of the Browncoats affixed to its front. His Cabinet stands by him, as well as a few men in dark sunglasses, ties, and blue gloves.

"I know you all know what I'm here to say, so I'm just gonna say it. I'd like to announce the formation of the Independents, better known as the Browncoats. We're on your Bob claiming your lands, but as nobody else was using the nuked wastes of western Betardia, I figured it'd be okay. Our first task with the whole colonization thing seems to be getting rid of the AIDS outbreaks and bands of rabid stingrays, but that's another issue."

"Anyway, I'd like to announce our creation, our Cabinet, and our Charter. As our Foreign Minister, we have Asriel Belacqua. Our Defense Minister is the formidable Artemis Entreri of Ched Nasad, and our Home Minister is StargateDucky. I of course am the Prime Minister. Now, here's our charter."

QUOTE
Browncoats Charter

Here's how it is.

The Earth was used up, so we found ourselves a new Earth.  A new Bob, specifically.  We settled new nations and proliferated across the globe.  The central nations got together and formed Alliances.  They decided that everyone ought to unite under their rule.  A couple fools tried to stop them, but it was no use.  Out here on the raggedy edge, cleverness will get you a nation and a gun will help you keep it.  The mission is simple: construct infrastructure, develop technologies, and keep flying.

Basic Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities

We're not gonna tell you what to do.  You can say what you like here on our turf, and we'll uphold your right to do that here.  In the greater world, though, your words have consequences and we ain't backin' you up if you done get yourself in some pointless drama.  You're free to do what you like, but that includes the freedom to get ZIed while we sit back and laugh.

Membership in Browncoats

Anybody can apply to join, and the process ain't too rough. If you get in, you start out as an Independent Browncoat, and probably want to become a Confederate Browncoat.

Independents aren't lesser people. You'll be under our protection, welcome to participate in any shindigs we happen upon, and if you stay an Independent forever you'll probably never know the difference. You'll be a Browncoat either way, it's just some of us don't like to trust new folks until they give us a reason.

Confederates get to see what we're up to a little better than Independents, when it comes to foreign affairs and such things. They can also write up new ideas or changes to old ones, and submit them for a vote to see if it's what other Browncoats believe in. Anybody can vote, but you gotta be a Confederate to start one up.

The way you go from an Independent to a Confederate is just to stick around a while, make sure everybody knows your name and what you're all about. Soon enough you'll get a tap on the shoulder.

Browncoats Government

The government of the Browncoats is split up into four offices, each of which has the right to appoint members to official positions to give them a hand. Any Confederate Browncoat can run for office.

The Prime Minister keeps tabs on the other cabinet members, has the final word on all major decisions, and represents us internationally.

The Home Minister is responsible for recruiting new members, and helping them out however necessary. The Home Minister is also considered the chief adviser to the Prime Minister.

The Foreign Minister manages our relations with other alliances by negotiating treaties and making sure we've got knowledgeable ambassadors to keep a channel of communication open with our allies.

The Defense Minister keeps our military strong enough to defend our members, oversees Generals to keep the troops organized, and in times of war is in charge of coordinating our efforts.

Order of Succession

If the Prime Minister can't do the job anymore, the Home Minister will take over, followed by the Foreign Minister and then the Defense Minister. The Prime Minister can appoint members to fill any other abandoned post.

Decision Making

Parliament:

All Confederate Browncoats are given a voice in Parliament, where they can debate freely and submit their big ideas for change. So long as two other people like an idea, we'll put it to a vote.

The Prime Minister can veto anything passed in Parliament, so long as it's done before the vote is up. If another member of cabinet wants to overturn the veto, a second vote will go down requiring an 80% majority. Pass or fail, the second vote can't be challenged by anyone.

Elections:

Elections for cabinet positions begin over the first weekend of every April, August, and December. On Saturday and Sunday any Confederate Browncoat can announce their candidacy for a Cabinet position. Through the next five weekdays we'll hold debates and gives speeches and such. Finally, at midnight on Friday the polls will open until midnight on Sunday, giving all Browncoats time to vote, with the winners announced on Monday.

Warfare

Browncoats want to be peaceful -- really, we do -- but we're not about to lie down and roll over for anybody.

Defensive War:

If a Browncoat is attacked, we'll ask the aggressor for an apology and reparations. If they can't manage that, or if they just ignore us, we'll put them in anarchy before we ask again.

Aggressive War:

We're very much against aggressive wars. Mostly it's just bullying, and we're not interested in establishing our dominance over defenseless people. Browncoats do not advocate aggressive warfare.

However, if a Browncoat has a bone to pick with somebody outside of an alliance, we're not going to try very hard to stop them. We're not their parents, and they're not children, so our members can take care of their own politics however they see fit. The catch is, if a Browncoat picks a fight with an unaligned nation without getting our approval, we ain't bailing them out 'less the war ends and the attacked becomes the attacker.

When it comes to nations in alliances, it'd be suicide to attack them in a way that would prohibit your friends from backing you up, so for your own safety we just can't allow it.

Raiding technology is prohibited 'less you run it by the Defense Minister first.

Nukes:

Nations what are capable of maintaining nukes are highly recommended to do so, but again, we can't force you to do nothin'.  Nuclear first strikes are forbidden, but if some feller with more uranium than brains gets it in his skull to make our cities glow at night, we will retaliate in kind.

Amending This Document

Any Confederate Browncoat can propose changes to the charter, just like anything else. It's not exactly a sacred document, it's just the basic set of rules we currently live by, so if you don't like it then you had better do something to fix it.


"I'd like to invite everyone here to come visit the new Browncoats homeland. We're working the kinks out of the rum issue, but I hear that there's some exciting new varieties coming out of Ched Nasad already. Oh yeah, you can get your passport for entry into Browncoats territory here. Now, questions?"

A reporter stands up and raises his hand.

"Mister Richards, may I ask for a free sample of this rum?"

"Certainly," the Prime Minister replies, "but you have to swing by our place to get it. Any more?"

Another reporter stands up.

"Will there be any Scarlett Johansson nudes provided for any visiting emissaries?"

"Quite possibly, but you'll have to come see for yourself. KY and/or Kleenex is the responsibility of your alliance's diplomatic legation, however."




tl;dr We're here, we're queer feared, get used to it.

Chief Stubbs - September 2, 2007 12:21 AM (GMT)
Aren't you that guy from Layfatte Squadron?

frankdolf - September 2, 2007 12:36 AM (GMT)
Good luck, ex-NAD er... Browncoat dudes!

Arciel - September 2, 2007 12:38 AM (GMT)
Browncoats are awesome. :D

Diomede - September 2, 2007 12:41 AM (GMT)
hey, you followed through and did it! :D Awesome!

Hello Browncoats, hope you do well. :wub:

SeasonsOfLove - September 2, 2007 12:42 AM (GMT)
O_o/
Go us, and all that stuffz.

Artemis Entreri - September 2, 2007 12:43 AM (GMT)
Excuse me as I yell at my staff at the Rum facility for not bringing up the best barrels of Rum up from the basement! And will someone please tell me who's idea it was to put tablecloths on my tables...this is a Browncoat tavern for crying out loud!!!

***Storms off to go fire someone***

---If a CN mod happens to read this...could you please be so kind as to take off my NADC mask icon thingy under my avatar. Thank you so much!---

Sir Sci - September 2, 2007 12:47 AM (GMT)
Browncoats = win!

campbell88 - September 2, 2007 01:17 AM (GMT)
browncoats...gotta love it

Froggor - September 2, 2007 01:34 AM (GMT)
Welcome Browncoats. Hope you are a success.

x Tela x - September 2, 2007 01:35 AM (GMT)
Congratulations, and good luck. :)




OOC: Now we just need a Vampire Slayer alliance. <3 Joss Whedon

mandrivia - September 2, 2007 01:43 AM (GMT)
As if having Browncoats on LW wasn't bad enough.

*mandrivia throws up.

x Tela x - September 2, 2007 02:10 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (mandrivia @ Sep 1 2007, 08:43 PM)
As if having Browncoats on LW wasn't bad enough.

*mandrivia throws up.

What is this LW? Is it a newly discovered continent on Bob?

marsturm - September 2, 2007 02:42 AM (GMT)
Congratulations on your formation, and best of luck!

Lord Malcolm - September 2, 2007 02:47 AM (GMT)
Hail Stuart Richards! An all together pretty decent guy, with all of the basic social aptitude requirements for leadership! The Browncoats on Bob are in good hands.

Sir Sci - September 2, 2007 02:55 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Lord Malcolm @ Sep 1 2007, 08:47 PM)
Hail Stuart Richards! An all together pretty decent guy, with all of the basic social aptitude requirements for leadership! The Browncoats on Bob are in good hands.

!!! TIS LORD MALCOLM!

WHEEEEEEEEEEE!

Malcolm :wub:

Rather Dashing - September 2, 2007 02:58 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (x Tela x @ Sep 1 2007, 06:35 PM)
Congratulations, and good luck. :)




OOC: Now we just need a Vampire Slayer alliance. <3 Joss Whedon

I can start a vampire slayer alliance....who wants to help?

BOT: Good luck guys and prosper! <clap>

Daefaroth - September 2, 2007 03:14 AM (GMT)
We come in peace...I swear :P

EDIT:

LW = !@#$%*
I need my NADC mask removed

EDIT 2: I see the two games are still in conflict... both censor each others name. For shame.

mandrivia - September 2, 2007 03:14 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (x Tela x @ Sep 1 2007, 08:10 PM)
QUOTE (mandrivia @ Sep 1 2007, 08:43 PM)
As if having Browncoats on LW wasn't bad enough.

*mandrivia throws up.

What is this LW? Is it a newly discovered continent on Bob?

Yeah. But then a certain person's own sense of self-importance came along and sunk it back to the bottom of the ocean.

Diomede - September 2, 2007 03:17 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (mandrivia @ Sep 1 2007, 09:14 PM)
QUOTE (x Tela x @ Sep 1 2007, 08:10 PM)
QUOTE (mandrivia @ Sep 1 2007, 08:43 PM)
As if having Browncoats on LW wasn't bad enough.

*mandrivia throws up.

What is this LW? Is it a newly discovered continent on Bob?

Yeah. But then a certain person's own sense of self-importance came along and sunk it back to the bottom of the ocean.

Darn. :(

Doesn't matter what game it is, Browncoats are awesome. :D

Quadriplegic - September 2, 2007 03:30 AM (GMT)
Best of luck BCs Browncoats! :J

Bilrow - September 2, 2007 03:34 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Lord Malcolm @ Sep 1 2007, 09:47 PM)
Hail Stuart Richards! An all together pretty decent guy, with all of the basic social aptitude requirements for leadership! The Browncoats on Bob are in good hands.

You are joking right? Does Layfatte Squadron ring a bell?

Ivan Moldavi - September 2, 2007 03:39 AM (GMT)
Brownshirts?

Duke William I - September 2, 2007 03:44 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Ivan Moldavi @ Sep 1 2007, 09:39 PM)
Brownshirts?

Like redshirts?
Anyway good luck.

The Doombringer - September 2, 2007 03:44 AM (GMT)
good luck Browncoats :J

Cable77 - September 2, 2007 03:45 AM (GMT)
Congratulations. I'm sure you folks'll do right.

Daefaroth - September 2, 2007 03:47 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Bilrow @ Sep 1 2007, 09:34 PM)
You are joking right? Does Layfatte Squadron ring a bell?

No

EDIT:
Nvm, I know now...

And that doesn't really pertain to us.

greenacres - September 2, 2007 03:50 AM (GMT)
did you guys come over from the moon?

Daefaroth - September 2, 2007 03:51 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (greenacres @ Sep 1 2007, 09:50 PM)
did you guys come over from the moon?

yes

greenacres - September 2, 2007 04:12 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Daefaroth @ Sep 1 2007, 09:51 PM)
yes

well, forgive me for asking this.. but why?

Lord Arch Angel - September 2, 2007 04:15 AM (GMT)
Good luck ^_^

ChairmanHal - September 2, 2007 04:16 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Ivan Moldavi @ Sep 1 2007, 09:39 PM)
Brownshirts?

Or Brown Skirts.... <_<

This ain't LW kids...but you'll find that out soon enough.

Xiphosis - September 2, 2007 04:16 AM (GMT)
'lo

Nice name.

Pingu - September 2, 2007 04:18 AM (GMT)
OOC: The pop culture reference is a good one - who doesn't love Firefly? - and you've done OK translating it into charter form, but you will need your wits about you in this environment.

IC: Best of luck

Karoli - September 2, 2007 04:44 AM (GMT)
Browncoats,

Welcome to Planet Bob. I have to congradulate you on your charter, it really brings the flavor of Firefly into your alliance. Too many alliances lose their starting raison d'etre once they get active in the game, and they end up sounding efficient and corporatist. I hope you guys stay unique and rough-hewn.

Just keep flying....


King James 3 - September 2, 2007 06:10 AM (GMT)
Browncoats as in LW Browncoats?

LW spillover FTW! hahaha

o/ BC from The Void

katsumi - September 2, 2007 06:24 AM (GMT)
Oh no! The moon men are invading! What ever shall we do? :awesome:

Queen Hoopdy the 1st - September 2, 2007 06:37 AM (GMT)
So much awesome it could not be contained on the moon. Yes, I think you will do just fine.

Congratulations on establishing on Planet Bob. You have a great charter, a great attitude, and awesome people.

<loveyou>

Stylesjl - September 2, 2007 07:01 AM (GMT)
Welcome to planet bob! :awesome:

campbell88 - September 2, 2007 07:18 AM (GMT)
nobody can take the sky




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