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Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance (Acronym::APPA)

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Motto: "Strength, Unity, Honour"

General Information
 -  Founded

[[01 July 2012 ("First Age")

11 August 2012 ("Second Age")

30 December 2012 ("Third Age")]]

 -  Founders

Aang-kai , DancerofPointe, Hyperoche , Karan

 -  IRC

http://www.coldfront.net/tiramisu/#APPA_PN

Alliance Statistics
 -  Member Count

3

 -  Power

Power::883.88 (Average: 295)

 -  Nukes

0


The Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance (APPA) was founded as a political body meant to protect the sovereign rights of its member states, to protect the people of the aforementioned member states from external threats, and see to the prosperity of like-minded nations, regardless of their cultural, historical, and/or political alignment with the Avatarian systems of beliefs and/or government.

HistoryEdit

The First Age : Water (01 July 2012 - 12 August 2012)Edit

FoundingEdit

APPA was founded by Aang-kai, along with DancerofPointe, Kazan, and Hyperion following the establishment of those four nations into a period of stability. APPA was slow to develop, taking in only one new member — Clutch — during the first week of their existence. APPA was quick to rise through the Alliance Rankings, finding a secure spot at #8 within a week of founding.

After a three-week period of development, in which membership in APPA rose to its highest number of 14 members, APPA climbed into the Top Five of Alliances, securing an Alliance Pip on the PixelNations forums, as well as continuing to gain notoriety in the Pixelverse. Notable members who join APPA during this time included Shamz and LadyLuck.

Following the dissolution of The Poison Clan, APPA extended protection to any nation displaced from this dissolution. One of the first nations to find sanctuary in APPA was Lady Luck, with an announcement made by The Council to Pixelton to signify her membership.

Internal ChaosEdit

On 10 August 2012, PixelNations underwent a sudden period of internal chaos, with many players calling out Anson for actions which were unexplainable at the time; sudden suspensions, deletions of threads which painted Anson in poor light, even banning of nations for no reason were occurring everywhere. Deemed unsafe, many of the highest ranked nations in Pixelton were suddenly attacked, and Aang-kai was suspended from the game for comments made against Anson.

On 11 August, the situation would be explained as an attempt by Anson to judge how the community would handle a moderator gone mad with power, and a large announcement was coming in the next day.

Following the Chaos, APPA was given its first weak hit. Hyperion, one of the Original Founders of APPA, left the alliance to join the United Federation of Kingdoms; citing 'differences of opinions' with Aang-kai and The Council, as well as the apparent brash words spoken by Aang-kai during the Chaos. Hyperion's departure would be cleared in a formal announcement from the remaining Council members, and attempts were made to stabilise the alliance.

The RestartEdit

On 12 August 2012, Pixel Nations was sold by the creator, Sheepy, to Anson. With this sale came a controversial reset for the entire game. Every nation was reset back to 1.45 power and every alliance was deleted; however, national budgets were not reset, leaving many nations starting off with dozens of millions of dollars while others, who had just collected and spent without knowing the restart was coming, had very little to start off with. Throughout the restart, APPA was in fact left weakened; many of the newest members to APPA — who had joined days before the restart — simply left PixelNations. In addition, it was revealed that Clutch was in fact Sheepy. Due to this reveal, Sheepy decided to found his own alliance, The Flock.

However, despite this weakening, APPA holds the honour of being the first official alliance founded after the restart.

The Second Age : Earth (12 August 2012 - 31 December 2012)Edit

Further WeakeningEdit

After losing Clutch/Sheepy to a new alliance, The Council began formulating plans to increase the growth of the alliance, with lessons learned from the Water Incarnation. However, these plans were cut short when, on 13 August, LadyLuck was announced as the RolePlaying Moderator on the PixelNations forums. According to Anson's new rules, Moderators were not allowed to have any in-game affiliations and, as such, LadyLuck was forced to leave APPA.

With membership of APPA down to just seven members, The Council decided to form an alliance with Sheepy and The Flock. Named after Sheepy's former alias, The Clutch Accords became a defining document in the history of APPA, and would see to the entrance of APPA into their first conflict.

The ABC - Flock War (15 August 2012 - 20 August 2012)Edit

On August 15, 2012, BabyKong410 of New Texas (ABCs) attacked Sheepy of Baa-Topia (The Flock), Ptolemy of Illian (The Polis), and Caterin of Pennsylvania (The United States) unprovoked and unannounced. It was eventually discovered on an unhidden board in the ABCs forums that they were planning to attack either The Flock or The Polis in full-scale war, as K-Factor wrote: "Once all our nations are prepared for war, we will soon launch an attack on either The Flock, or The Polis." Subsequently, Caterin left The United States Alliance to join The Flock for added protection.

Due to the terms of The Clutch Accords, APPA soon joined in the war effort after a formal declaration of intent; with Kazan and Aang-kai declaring war first upon Ashley of Junka and Rimidor of Zimroc, respectively. Shamz entered Peace Mode soon after the declaration of intent was made, preparing to aid the nations of APPA during the conflict.

The War between Aang-kai and Rimidor would be short lived, as Rimidor soon accepted peace from Aang-kai. Following this peace, the nations of ABC and The Flock soon established a controversial peace through the ABC-Flock War Treaty, after which the ABC-APPA Peace Treaty was soon signed, bringing an end to the first war of the Earth Incarnation.

The Cost of WarEdit

Having lost so much to the war, APPA was left in a highly weakened state. Most of the nations within APPA struggled to restart growth, with APPA entering a period of stagnation.

During this period, Shamz would end up leaving APPA for The People, further reducing the strength and membership of APPA. This departure would also mark the first time in APPA's storied history that the alliance would fall from the Top Ten rankings; a position the alliance has yet to retake.

The Third Age : Fire (30 December 2012 - Present)Edit

On 30 December 2012, the nation of Gyatso-kai was founded in the LIVE version of PixelNations; bringing with it the desire to continue APPA into the Third Age.

Charter Edit

PREAMBLEEdit

PRESENTING the need to unify the Avatarian people throughout the region and the world under a single alliance.

KNOWING that such an alliance needs to support the growth of nations both culturally, economically, as well as technologically.

KNOWING that every nation --- both Avatarian and non-Avatarian --- has the right of sovereignty; including, but not limited to, territorial integrity, border inviolability, as well as self-determination based on a common ethnicity, history, and/or culture.

CHARTER OF APPAEdit

¤ Article One: Founding of APPAEdit

The Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance is henceforth founded as a body meant to protect the sovereign rights of its member states, protect the people of the aforementioned member states from external threats, and see to the prosperity of like-minded nations, regardless of their cultural, historical, and/or political alignment with the Avatarian systems of government.

¤ Article Two: Leadership and Government StructureEdit

The leadership of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance shall be established and organized upon the ratification of this charter into the following bodies:

The Senate: Each member state shall assign a diplomatic delegation to express the interests of their respective member state within the Senate. Each delegation shall have a single vote on any and all matters proposed to The Senate.

The Council: The Council shall be comprised of ; the Original Founders of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance, who shall remain as permanent members; as well as the Ministers of the established Ministries within the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance, as defined in Article Six.

§2.1 Any and all amendments to the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance must be passed with a two-thirds majority approval from the Senate.
§2.2 In the event of a stalemate in the Senate, the Council shall act as the deciding vote.
§2.3 In the event of a stalemate in the Council, the Original Founders of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance shall act in whatever way they deem necessary so as to preserve the integrity and original mission of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance.

¤ Article Three: MembershipEdit

The Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance has very few expectations of its members. However, all members are expected and bound by the laws of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance to: Come to the defence of their fellow member states in the event of conflict and/or warfare. Not engage in hostilities with their fellow member states. Violation and/or non-compliance to the above requirements will result in ejection from the alliance, provided that the Senate approves in a simple majority vote.

Observer Status may be offered to particular sovereign states by the Senate upon the recommendation by the Council. Observers may be present at any and all alliance affairs and votes; however, representatives on behalf of an observer state may not vote on any alliance protocol nor may they receive any benefits that are given to members of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance.

¤ Article Four: Establishment of MinistriesEdit

Once the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance has been established, the Founding Members will establish the following ministries; which shall serve the purpose of allowing the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance to function more efficiently and with a superior standard of organisation:

  • The Ministry of the Interior shall be responsible for educating the member states of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance and insuring that each member knows everything from learning the most basic of gameplay to what defines a member of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance. The Minister of the Interior shall be responsible for the recruiting of new members into the Alliance, as well as coordinating the development of younger and/or newer members of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Appliance.
  • The Ministry of Foreign Relations shall be responsible for seeing to it that the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance remains protected and in good standing with the various nations and alliances of the World. The Minister of Foreign Affairs shall also hold the power to sign treaties between and establish embassies within foreign nations and alliances; so long as the Minister has the support of 65% of the Senate and the entirety of the Council.
  • The Ministry of Defense shall be responsible for the establishment of war battalions within the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance, as well as making sure each member state knows their respective place within the Alliance. The Minister of Defence is responsible for seeing to the establishment of war chests for each Battallion; the specifics of which shall be discussed upon the founding of the Alliance and the establishment of both the Senate as well as the Council. The Minister of Defence shall also have the power to establish defence alliances with foreign nations with the support of 65% of the Senate and the entirety of the Council.

More Ministries may be created, as the need for them arises, by the Council of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance.

¤ Article Five: Selection of MinistersEdit

Once a Ministry is established, the Council of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance shall appoint a Minister to oversee said Ministry. This Minister will serve a term of three (3) months, during which time they shall adhere to the responsibilities outlined in Article Four, as well as those charged to him/her by the Council of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance.

After an initial term, the selected Minister may run again for the office he/she occupied in an election. The Election Cycle shall begin place two months and one week into the term of the Minister; allowing three weeks of selection, campaigning, evaluation and election by the Council and the Senate. Week One: Selection of potential members by any member of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance. Any and all members of the alliance shall be allowed to run for a position within the Ministries. The only requirement shall be that the member seeking selection holds the rank of Member and has held this rank for four weeks. Week Two: Campaigning by selected individuals begins during week two. During this week, the selected individuals are allowed to message members of the alliance, conduct discussions, post information to support their election. During campaigning, the Council shall Evaluate each candidate; determining if they are able to complete the task necessary and are an appropriate choice for the position in question. Week Three: Election occurs during the Final week of the current Minister’s term. During this week, the members of the alliance shall vote in the appropriate topic. A winner is determined by a simple majority vote of 50% plus one. In the event of a tie, there will be a run-off election the following week; during the run-off, the incumbent Minister shall continue their term until a winner has been chosen. There are no term limits upon Ministry service.

¤ Article Six: Ranks of Members of the AllianceEdit

In order to recognise the merit of each individual member of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance, a system of ranks is established:

  • Apprentice: A rank held by any potential member. The member in question shall remain an ‘Apprentice’ until their membership is confirmed by the Council.
  • Member: A rank held by an Apprentice following his confirmation by the Council.
  • Honoured Member: A rank held by a Member, who has been honoured for their service to the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance. This rank is bestowed by the Council for various reasons; one of which is to recognize someone who served as a Minister.
  • General: A rank held by a Member who has been appointed to command a battalion within the United Forces of the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance.
  • Minister: A rank held by a Member who has been appointed to oversee an established Ministry within the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance. Once elected, a Member is promoted to the rank of “Minister” which they retain for the duration of their term. Once their term is completed, if not re-elected, the Member is assigned the rank “Honoured Member”.
  • Founder: A rank held by a member of the alliance who helped establish the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance. Each of the four Founders embody an Element in the Cycle of the Avatar, and thus they are seen as a balance of Nature within the alliance. The Founders are:

§ Aang-kai (Earth) § DancerofPointe (Fire) § Hyperion (Air) § Kazan (Water) New ranks may be added into this hierarchy at a later date at the discretion of the Council and the Senate, as needed to reflect the changing membership composition.

¤ Article Seven: Registration and ApplicationEdit

Membership into the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance shall be granted on a case-by-case basis. The process for application is as follows:

  • An email is sent from the state applying for membership to appa.council@gmail.com containing the UserName on the Avatarian Protection and Prosperity Alliance forums (w11.zetaboards.com/APPA_PN). Once submitted, an Admin will mark the username from “Validating” to “Apprentice”, enabling the member to post within the Forum’s designated Apprentice Areas.
  • The Apprentice is to post in the “New Applications” forum an application which adheres to the guidelines established in the forum “New Applications”.
  • Once submitted, the new application will be reviewed, and based on multiple factors, will either be APPROVED or DENIED, with a detailed message posting why the status of the application is as it is.
  • Once approved, the member shall be promoted from “Apprentice” to “Member”, and will have increased access to the forums of the alliance.

¤ Article Eight: The AvatarEdit

In the event that the membership of APPA falls below a sustainable number — defined as enough active members to have four founders — the Original Founder of APPA shall be appointed The Avatar until APPA has regained a sustainable membership number as well as established a sustainable program of member activity.

As The Avatar, he/she may act in any manner as he/she deems necessary to see to the survival of APPA as well as the continued growth of the alliance. The Avatar may sign treaties, enter into agreements with other alliances, distribute money in the Alliance bank as needed, as well as any other action which would usually require the Council's approval.

¤ Article Nine: Amendments to the CharterEdit

This charter may be amended insofar as the proposed amendment obtains the approbation of at least two-thirds majority established in Article Two, Section Two of this charter.

§ Under no circumstances may Article Two of this charter be repealed without the absolute approbation of such a motion by the entire assembly. § Under no circumstance may Article Three of this charter be repealed.

¤ Article Ten: Ratification of the CharterEdit

Once the Charter has been signed by the Four Founders, the Charter is deemed in effect and ratified for a period of 90 days. After 180 days, the first cycle of elections shall begin for the Ministries. Also, after 90 days, the Charter shall be placed under review by the Senate; to begin any necessary amendments to the charter to reflect any changes that have occurred since its ratification.

WarsEdit

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TreatiesEdit

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MembersEdit

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