Founderless Region Alliance
|The Founderless Regions Alliance|
|Defender Military Alliance|
| Motto: "Honoro, Respectus, Integritas"|
"Honour, Respect, Integrity"
Chief of Defence
Reg. Liason Officer
|Formation||28 August 2006|
|Members||18 Member Regions/Groups|
|Forum||Founderless Regions Alliance|
The Founderless Regions Alliance, commonly known by its initials FRA, is a parliamentary defender security alliance that rose to prominence in late 2006. Founded by Big Killer Babys, Northern Chittowa and The Merlion from North Pacific, Global Right Alliance and Jethnea respectively, it purports to be the longest running multiregional alliance in NS history (though old-school alliances such as The Triumvirate probably have it beat).
The FRA is dedicated to the protection and stabilization of founderless regions across NationStates, regardless of political leaning. The FRA is the largest defender alliance in NationStates, and its Rangers are regularly out protecting the sovereignty of founderless regions.
The History of the Founderless Regions Alliance.
During the summer of 2006, Big Killer Babys of North Pacific began to review the activities of the current ‘big two’, the Alliance Defence Network (later to become the Defence Security Alliance) and the Red Liberty Alliance. Following his studies, he concluded that the game needed a smaller alliance who would be able to not only defend founderless regions but to also help them rebuild following an invasion and make them capable of defending themselves. The best way to do this, he thought, was to begin talk with a few currently unaligned regions on the possibility to setting up a new multiregional alliance, one that was capable of not only defending itself and founderless regions but also being able to rebuild them once the threat had gone.
To do this he contacted Northern Chittowa of the Global Right Alliance (GRA). At the time, the GRA had a successful rebuilding programme in place called the Township Programme, which would help natives of a fallen region rebuild. Its major success at the time was The Brotherhood, whose population was close to 100 nations by the time it regained its independence. Upon the GRA’s acceptance to help, a conference was set up on the newly formed FRA forums to begin on 27th August 2006, to which important matters such as the organisation and the rough beginnings of the founding Charter were to be set out. Invited to these discussions were the region Jethnea, whose representative was The Merlion.
Following productive discussions, a few threads of which can be found in the ‘Further Reading’ Section, it was decided that the alliance would be parliamentary alliance whose goal would be not only to protect each other and the founderless regions of Nationstates, but to also rebuild said regions so that they can protect themselves. In this principle, the FRA has changed drastically, but it still provides direct help to regions wishing to refound or rebuild their communities following an invasion.
Upon completion of the conference, the FRA was officially founded on 28th August 2006 with the creation of the first FRA Charter, a copy of which can be found in the ‘Further Reading’ Section, which was ratified by Representatives from North Pacific, Global Right Alliance, Jethnea, the Reef and Peaceian.
The Charter of the Founderless Regions Alliance
Main Article -- FRA Charter
The Charter of the FRA was originally ratified on the 28th August 2006 by Representatives from North Pacific, Global Right Alliance, Jethnea, the Reef and Peaceian. Since that time the Charter has had many changes, although its spirit has remained the same throughout. Major changes in the past have been the entire reworking of the Charter during Falconias term as Arch Chancellor from April 1st 2009 - April 11th 2009 which involved the removal of such positions as the Foreign Affairs Minister and the Regional Recruitment Officer. This Charter later came to be known as the 'New' Charter. Other reworks that have happened throughout the years include the rewording of the 'Original' Charter during the reign of the first Arch Chancellor Big Killer Babys, and the reworking of the 'New' Charter during the reign of the 11th Arch Chancellor Northern Chittowa. To see the current Charter click here
Main Article -- FRA Member Regions
The Founderless Regions Alliance currently has 17 member regions and groups. The FRA's members vary in size, going from in the thousands like The Rejected Realms to smaller regions such as the Soviet Union. For a full list of past and present members, including when they joined and, if applicable, when they left, please see the main article.
Arch-Chancellors of the Founderless Regions Alliance.
Below is a list of former Arch-Chancellors of the Founderless Regions Alliance since its formation, detailing when they became Arch Chancellor, when they left the position, how many times they have held the position and what member region they hailed from when they were elected. There have been 13 different Arch Chancellors since the Alliance was founded in 2006.
- 1st (1st & 2nd) Arch Chancellor Big Killer Babys of North Pacific, founder of the Founderless Region Alliance.
November 6th, 2006 - June 10th, 2007.
- 2nd (3rd, 4th, 11th & 24th) Arch Chancellor Northern Chittowa of Global Right Alliance, co-founder of the Founderless Region Alliance.
June 10th, 2007 - January 10th 2008. July 8th, 2009 - October 11th, 2009. May 10th, 2012 - July 15th, 2012.
January 10th, 2008 - February 24th 2008. July 12th, 2008 - January 15th 2009. October 11th, 2009 - April 10th, 2010.
February 24th, 2008 - July 12th 2008.
January 15th, 2009 - April 11th, 2009.
April 11th, 2009 - July 8th, 2009.
April 10th, 2010 - July 10th, 2010. 8th June, 2011 -
July 10th, 2010 - January 13th, 2011.
January 13th, 2011 - April 9th, 2011. March 14th, 2012 - May 10th 2012. July 15, 2012 - present.
April 9th, 2011 - May 31st, 2011.
July 9th, 2011 - September 10th, 2011.
September 10th, 2011 - January 11th, 2012.
January 11th, 2012 - March 14th, 2012.
Cabinet Election History.
Main Article -- FRA Cabinet Elections
The Cabinet of the FRA is currently made up of the Arch-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor(s), the Chief of Defence, the Intelligence Officer, the Regional Recruitment Officer and the Speaker of the Regional Assembly. Former positions within the FRA which used to be Cabinet positions include Foreign Affairs Minister, Communications Minister and Regional Development Officer.
Founderless Region Alliance Roll of Honour
Members past and present who have served the alliance with pride, distinction and without equivocation.
- Big Killer Babys, A.C, Rep. - FRA Founder, Honourary General of the FRA Rangers, Administrator of the FRA forums.
- Cocodian, A.C, V.C, C.D.F, M.o.I Rep. - General of the FRA Rangers, Administrator of the FRA forums.
- Chin-Chillas, A.C, V.C, C.D.F, M.o.I, Rep. - General of the Alliance of the FRA Rangers, Administrator of the FRA forums.
- Dipes, M.o.I
- Drop Your Pants, F.A.M, Rep.
- Kobold, A.C, V.C, Rep.
- Neasmyrna, C.D.F, Rep. - Brigadier General of the FRA Rangers, Global Moderator of the FRA forums.
- Northern Chittowa, A.C, Rep. - Co-Founder of the FRA, Honourary General of the FRA Rangers. Administrator of the FRA Forums.
- Numero Capitan, V.C, M.o.I, Rep. - Major General of the FRA Rangers, Administrator of the FRA forums.
- Sedge - A.C, Rep. - Former General of the FRA Rangers, Former Administrator of the FRA forums.
- Sir Lans, A.C, C.D.F, Rep. - Former Brigadier General of the FRA Rangers, Winner of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Defender Award, Winner of the 2008 EuroSoviets Award, Former Administrator of the FRA Forums.
- The Merlion - F.A.M, Rep. - Co-Founder of the FRA, Honourary General of the FRA Rangers. Administrator of the FRA Forums.
- Wopruthien - A.C, C.D.F, Rep.
The Defender Awards
Main Article -- The Defender Awards
The Defender Awards are an annual event held on the Founderless Regions Alliance forums roughly every February/March. Founded in 2007 by Northern Chittowa its aims were to celebrate the achievements of defenders from the past year and to give a sense of pride to all those who call themselves defenders. Since its inception the awards have grown in popularity and prestige, and is now seen as one of the highlights of the yearly calender.
FRA Ranger Awards
Main Article -- FRA Ranger Awards
The Ranger Awards are a set awards given only to those who are involved in the Founderless Regions Alliance. They are held in conjunction with The Defender Awards, though unlike the latter the Ranger Awards are given out at the behest of the current Chief of Defence and are not voted upon by the public.
The FRA Founding Conference.
The Original Charter