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Wysteria was founded on December 21, 2002, by some D&D players from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Ideally, the Region is intended for nations whose governments tend to be Centrist 'sensible shoes' or Left leaning.
The region is active in the World Assembly and is uninvolved in the region crashing aspect of the game. Building a sense of online community is prevalent in the regional ethics. Thus includes: roleplaying on regional forum; competing in the rankings of the WA reports; being active in the World Assembly; general discussion on the Civil Headquaters, forum, and a chat room. The region has a modern tech level.
Wysteria is a member of the Triumvirate.
Map and Geography
In its early history, activity and role playing in Wysteria took place on what is now the Northern hemisphere. It was designed and maintained by Equus, one of the founders of the region. As more nations arrived and Wysteria grew larger, there was a need to expand the map to incorporate the new nations and a Southern hemisphere was added. Thus younger nations and continents are concentrated in the Southern hemisphere while older and more established nations are in the Northern hemisphere.
Regional alliances also developed along hemispherical lines such as LONAS (League of Non-aligned States) developed that quickly became the SWEC (South Wysterian Economic Community). This in turn became the Wysterian Union when the desire to expand beyond the southern hemisphere of the SWEC's mandate.
For example, the continent of Stanley which was added after the immigration of nations from the NHL region who was experiencing VNS in the southern hemisphere. Additionally, the Wysterian Territories were added to remember earlier nations who had suffered from VNS.
The northern hemisphere includes the continents of Saturnalia, etc
The southern hemisphere includes the continents of Shaharazia, Tranquility, Polarverta, Catalina, Curveda, Ayansh, Aldaron Isles, Babylon, Lyons, Isa, Serenity; and parts of the continents of Perspectif and the Millenium Islands. Notable geographic features in the Southern hemisphere include the Shaharazia desert.
The Wysterian Union
- Main article: Wysterian Union
The Wysterian Union or WU was an intergovernmental and supranational union of several nations. The organisation was established under the name Wysterian Union in August 2004 by the Treaty of the Wysterian Union. The alliance was the largest in Wysteria; in addition to its member nations, the WU had approximately thirteen associated colonies. Prominent Wysterian Union military operations included intervention in Nephia, anti-terrorist operations in Teneria, and the Caphtorian-Munishan War. The WU was also famous for its Partnership for Prosperity Programme (PfP), a free trade program that extended into the entire triumvirate.
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Wysteria and the UN/WA
Wysteria has many members of the World Assembly (formerly the United Nations) and an elected Regional Delegate. It holds a poll on every resolution to determine the delegate's vote by democratic consensus. It also has a terminally underused 'Proposal Playground' for the drafting of legislation.
As of now, two Wysterians have written successful resolutions. Quintessence of Dust's last 6 resolutions for the UN, and resolutions for the WA, were passed while a member of the region. SchutteGod succeeded in passage of the Fairness and Equality Act while a member of the region; they later left for Lavinium.
Founder The Bruce originally occupied the delegacy position, but after three years stepped down. Flamebaittrolls won the resultant election, beating candidates Neverend, Freiheitreich and Sablestone. After a year and a half, a new election was held, with Gravelbourg beating Krensonia and Rebaltion (Millbrooksia initially declared, but subsequently withdrew their candidacy). Unfortunately, they had to stand down after only a few months. In the 2008 election Quintessence of Dust beat Americaistan and Terasjento (Nashban having withdrawn) to become the fourth delegate of Wysteria. QoD announced their intention to step down as delegate in reaction to controversial changes to the WA system in June 2009. The election held in September saw Iyari puppet Hydroponic Nation beat Kasper the Great by a substantial margin.
- The Bruce (foundation - 6 Feb 2006)
- Flamebaittrolls (6 Feb 2006 - 10 Oct 2007)
- Gravelbourg (10 Oct 2007 - 1 Feb 2008)
- Quintessence of Dust (1 Feb 2008 - 16 September 2009)
- Hydroponic Nation (16 September 2009 - present)