New Pacific Order (NationStates)
|New Pacific Order|
|Government of The Pacific|
|Founded||September 1, 2003|
|Senator of Diplomatic Affairs|
|Senator of Cultural Affairs|
|Senator of Military Affairs|
|Senator of Military Affairs|
|Senator of Admissions and Personnel|
The New Pacific Order found its beginnings in NationStates in August 2003 after the effective founder of the Order, Francos Spain, mechanically seized the oldest region in the game from sitting delegate Thedoc and began the process of establishing a new government. The NPO has always been primarily based in and maintained sovereign control over The Pacific, a Feeder region in the game from which it takes its name.
- Main article: History of the New Pacific Order in NationStates
The New Pacific Order was founded on August 31, 2003 as a direct result of the August Revolution. Although it has operated under several names and charters since, the Order has maintained a politically continuous government since its founding. Francos Spain, the founder of the New Pacific Order, seized the Delegacy of The Pacific from defender delegate Thedoc. He proceeded to establish a new government in which he served as the face of the Order and executioner of activities, while internal allies Poskrebyshev and Mammothistan operated strongly behind the scenes. Francos Spain's seizure of the region caused a great uproar in NationStates and he found himself under attack on a regular basis by players from many players across many regions. He repelled all attempts to take it back. His original major supporters aiding in keeping the region secure and intact were Infernoice and Poskrebyshev. The opposing side and major opponent to the fledgling Order was The Pacific Army, with notable figures Thedoc and CrazyGirl as members. The Pacific Army was the rallying point for much support, although other groups tried individually as well.
After a time all the forces opposing the New Pacific Order either fell apart or ceased to hold interest in fighting. This would, of course, not be the last time the New Pacific Order would face the ire of the NationStates community. When Francos Spain eventually departed from the game, Unlimited and the other Senators from his time founded the People's Republic of the Pacific. The PRP is sometimes referred to as a golden age by older players in the modern day. During the era of the PRP, relations were formed with regions that were hitherto opposed to the Order. The excellent PR and FA work by Sir Paul and Unlimited in particular led to the acceptance of the New Pacific Order in a community that had once been overtly hostile.
The rise of the game CyberNations dealt a blow to NS NPO, as it drained a good deal of talent and activity from the region. This was a period that lasted until 2015, almost nine years of struggle. Despite the efforts of multiple talented Emperors and their Senates, resuscitating the region proved to be difficult. However, for any internal activity issues, the New Pacific Order remained politically connected and was caught many times subverting the "sovereignty" of other regions. Sometimes this had consequences and other times not so much. 2015 marked a turning point where after the collapse of the New Lazarene Order, an effort to declare ownership of Lazarus executed by Senators Feux, A mean old man, Karpathos, and Milograd along with future Senator Pergamon and Feux's friend Stujenske, activity abroad funneled back to The Pacific.
It was not until 2018 that controversy would return in full. After years of turbulent dealings with raiders and divisions between independent regions and The Pacific, it culminated in a firestorm of attacks on The Pacific and its government. This marked the end of an era for The Pacific, as the successor to the beleaguered Aleisyr, Lord of Darkness, put an end to the foreign games played by predecessor governments. After that point, the New Pacific Order gradually rose from a region in fortress mode to a powerhouse of foreign affairs led by a strong Senate that pursued good relations abroad and built new relations with regions that previously expressed dislike towards The Pacific. To this day it remains a force of neutrality and refuses to get involved in the primary metagame that stirs controversy in the game, raiding and defending. In a position of solid standing and remaining a neutral power is the state of affairs now and will remain so for as long as the New Pacific Order in NationStates continues.
- Main article: Charter of the New Pacific Order (NationStates)
The Senate of the New Pacific Order is normally comprised of the Emperor, Consul, Censor, Legatus, Pontifex Maximus, Praetor, Tribune, and Vox Populi. None of the positions are requisite to be filled at all times save Emperor and Consul. Other Senators may do the work of an empty Senate position in the instance of no Senator in office at the time. All Senators are the de facto leadership of the departments, overseen by the Consul, who has higher authority than rank and file Senators, and at the dictation of the Emperor, who has the ultimate authority in all matters.
The Emperor is the head of state of the New Pacific Order and normally serves as the Delegate of the Pacific. The Emperor's authority is absolute within the branch.
The Regent is the Emperor's designated successor and is empowered to act on the Emperor's behalf should the Emperor be absent or delegate their authority. The Consul has higher authority than the rest of the Senate but is subordinate to the Emperor.
The Senator of Admissions and Personnel is the head of security of the New Pacific Order and leader of the Praetorian Guard.
The Senator of Diplomatic Affairs is the top diplomat of the Diplomatic Corps and head of Foreign Affairs of the New Pacific Order. The Legatus is charged with maintaining foreign affairs and is the authority on the matter with the exception of being subordinate to the Consul and Emperor.
The Senator of Cultural Affairs is the director of the Culture department and manager of Internal Affairs.
The Senator of Military Affairs is the military commander of the Legio Pacifica, the military of the New Pacific Order. The Praetor has complete autonomy in the position unless it becomes a matter of Foreign Affairs or the Consul and Emperor contradict the will of a sitting Praetor.
The Voice of the People was a position from 2019-2023 that was abolished when it failed to achieve its aims.
Advisory positions of honorary Senate can be granted to retired Senators. The present qualifiers for this position are Shnailand, Ivan Moldavi, Xoriet, and Marina.
The Exarchate is organized of the former Governors and the non-Senate heads of the departments of the New Pacific Order. Other non-officer additions may be considered based on meritorious conduct and great contributions to the Order. There is no hierarchy in the Exarchate, but it is considered mid-government level in the New Pacific Order. The Exarchate presently aids the Senate as well as managing their own tasks as assigned by roles overseeing the departments.
The Cards department is intended to add more culture to the branch and enable citizens to work together to complete collections in regards to the card game of NationStates.
The Culture Committee organizes internal game or culture events and may propose to the Senate festivals or other events with foreign allies or other regions.
The Diplomatic Corps liaises with foreign regions on behalf of the Order. Its members serve only as ambassadors. The Legatus and Consul are largely responsible for formulating foreign policy and negotiating formal agreements with other regional governments.
The Legio Pacifica is the military of the New Pacific Order in NationStates. They primarily operate against fascists or the occasional enemy of the Order depending on circumstances. Advancing a career in Legio Pacifica is achieved through meeting qualifications set to ensure top tier officers.
The Outreach department was created to help bring in more recruits and help integrate the onsite Pacificans to join the offsite Pacificans.
The Praetorian Guard monitors applications for Pacifican citizenship and monitors the Pacific for violations of NPO's Civil Code.
The World Assembly Squad reviews proposed World Assembly legislation and advises the Emperor how to vote in his capacity as delegate of the Pacific. The WA Squad also edits drafts of WA proposals written by its own members.
Security Officers are not a department as such, but a collective of trusted individuals who will maintain higher endorsements and assist in handling matters involving border control where is fitting.
The West Pacific (Better Together: Treaty) 
Balder (Treaty of Skandia: Treaty)
The East Pacific (The Pacifican Amity Treaty: Treaty) 
The North Pacific & The West Pacific (Pax Polaris Occidens: Mutual Defense Pact) 
Europeia (Treaty of Sericum: Treaty) 
The South Pacific (Pax Capricorn: Non-Aggression Pact) 
Lone Wolves United (The Palatine Pact: Non-Aggression Pact) 
The League (Francograd-Merrimack Agreement: Non-Aggression Pact)