Invasion of October 2016 Anniversary Resolution

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Invasion of October 2016 Anniversary Resolution
CitationR-13
Enacted byOpen Parliament
Date passed15 October 2017
Legislative history
Introduced on9 October 2017
Introduced byAnaaxes
Voting began10 October 2017
Required majoritySimple majority
Vote results9 Yea, 0 Nay, 0 Abstain[1]
Status: Passed
On the one year anniversary since the events of the invasion of October 2016, this Resolution makes findings of fact, authorizes the issuance of special certificates for certain nations and regions, and establishes a committee to prepare a full timeline of the events surrounding the invasion.

Section 1. Findings of Parliament

WHEREAS, an unprovoked invasion was commenced upon the peaceful and neutral Social Liberal Union during the major update on October 7, 2016 by officers and agents of the foreign governments of The Invaders, The Invader Network of The Invaders, The Communist Bloc, The Kingdom of Great Britain, USSD, The West Pacific, Exodus, and Firehelm;

AND WHEREAS, the democratically-elected World Assembly Delegate, Mons Garle, was removed from office by the invaders, contrary to the Constitution;

AND WHEREAS, all lawfully-appointed in-game regional officers were dismissed by the invader delegate, contrary to Act of Parliament;

AND WHEREAS, the regional world factbook entry and the regional flag was vandalized by the invaders using unlawfully-obtained powers, contrary to Act of Parliament;

AND WHEREAS, the freedom of speech was unjustifiably suppressed on the regional message board, contrary to the Constitution;

AND WHEREAS, several innocent Member States were ejected, contrary to the Constitution and Acts of Parliament;

AND WHEREAS, foreign agents had infiltrated our region about two months prior to the invasion, and then betrayed the trust and confidence of their fellow nations by waging war against them;

AND WHEREAS, the invaders obstructed by every means, our peaceful internal affairs, menacing gravely the continued existence of our Union;

AND WHEREAS, Avaerilon managed to establish contact with our Founder, Ainland, on October 10, 2016, several years after they ceased to exist;

AND WHEREAS, our great Founder, Ainland, was refounded shortly thereafter and made the delegacy non-executive, thus making the invader delegate powerless;

AND WHEREAS, Ainland had no other recourse but to eject and ban most of the invaders, then reappointed regional officers, which would mark the beginning of the end of the invasion;

AND WHEREAS, the rightful Delegate, Mons Garle, resumed their rightful seat as Delegate at the minor update on October 10, 2016;

AND WHEREAS, the Social Liberal Union seeks to create a detailed timeline of events leading up to and surrounding the invasion for the historical record, and to help ensure the lessons learned from the invasion are preserved for future administrations; and

AND WHEREAS, the Social Liberal Union seeks to acknowledge and show its appreciation to all those nations and regions who expressed their support, whether through words or actions, during our region's darkests hour.

Section 2. Commendation of Certain Nations and Regions

In recognition of their support of the Social Liberal Union during and following the invasion of October 2016, the Founder and the World Assembly Delegate, may, in the name of the Open Parliament of the Social Liberal Union, present special certificates of appreciation and commendation to following nations and regions:

  1. UED, a resident of the Versutian Federation, for their efforts to secure a liberation resolution in the World Assembly Security Council for the Social Liberal Union before Ainland had returned, and for their efforts to defeat a liberation proposal deceptively introduced in the Security Council by the invaders or their supporters;
  2. Avaerilon, a resident of the Social Liberal Union, for their initiative and critical role in causing our Founder, Ainland, to return and expel the invaders;
  3. The nations and Government of the Democratic Socialist Assembly, for their support during and following the invasion;
  4. The nations and Government of The Internationale, for their support during and following the invasion;
  5. The nations and Government of The Region That Has No Big Banks, for their support during and following the invasion;
  6. The nations and Government of The Versutian Federation, for their support during and following the invasion;
  7. The nations and Government of A Liberal Haven, for their support during and following the invasion; and
  8. The nations and Government of the International Democratic Union, for their support during and following the invasion.

Section 3. Select Committee on the Invasion of October 2016

The Select Committee on the Invasion of October 2016 is established within the Open Parliament, to consist of the World Assembly Delegate, the Speaker of the Union, and the Chancellor. The Committee is to prepare a full and complete account and timeline of the circumstances surrounding the invasion of the Social Liberal Union in October 2016, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the invasion. The Committee may hear testimony and take evidence in private. The Committee shall cease to exist when it submits its final report and timeline to the Open Parliament, signed by all Committee members.