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Daily News of The Communist Bloc (Saturday Edition) - February 27th 2021

Good morning/afternoon/evening!

Give a warm welcome to our newest comrades: Northern servalia, Siderdu, Sovenaffy, 12345678910topia, BurningPhoenix, East jylland, Gabrielian, United Soviet National Republics, Socialist anacrea, Socialist Soviet Onion, and The region

Here is today's news:

Executive Affairs


  • The Ministry of World Assembly Affairs has posted voting threads on the current resolutions: Link"Repeal: Fairness in Collective Bargaining" and Link"Repeal: Liberate The Embassy"". Vote in these threads to determine how our delegate votes in the World Assembly. As of right now, they have voted FOR the GA resolution, and have not yet voted for the SC resolution.

  • The TCB Card Factory has opened its doors! This program includes regional giveaways, a regional art museum, card requests, and of course, shiny 1% International Artwork badges. TCBs Card Factory will also be asking for a team of volunteers to help operate card farms to ensure a steady supply of cards are being printed. Think you can help? Sign up today.

  • The Minister of Domestic Affairs has released the Regional Development Program! This is a great way to figure out how to raise specific stats for your nation. If you're not sure how to answer your issues, give this a read. It works as a guide, letting you know how your answers will affect your nation and your stats.

  • Check out the Law Archive! It is an easy way to navigate and keep track of all our laws. This document will be updated as new laws get passed.

  • The Ministry of Domestic Affairs and Ministry of Information are recruiting volunteers. Sign up here: https://tcb.red/forum/forum/15-the-civil-service

Legislative Affairs


  • Asvalya, also known as Valeryon, has resigned from their position as a Legislative Committee Member. We wish them the best of luck in all future endeavors. Their resignation has triggered a by-election. If you would like to fill the open seat on the Legislative Committee, sign up here: https://tcb.red/forum/topic/2298-by-election-legislative-committee-by-election-february-march-2021?page=1#pid11552. The standing period will last for 7 days. Again, you can sign up Linkhere

  • The Council of Ministers is discussing LinkExecutive Order 007: Peoples Roleplay Council, which intends to educate citizenry on legislation, and LinkExecutive Order 008: Peoples Revolutionary Armed forces, which would restart the regional military. You can view these discussions in the Ministerial Gallery on Discord.

  • The Legislative Committee is discussing the LinkWorld Assembly Affairs Act and Other Amendments Act 2021, which aims to amend multiple laws. You can view the full discussion on the Regional Discord.

General


  • The Regional Development Corps have released their first goal for the region, which is to raise the Average Income of Poor statistic. Check out this dispatch for more information on the goal and how to get it done.

  • Want some endorsements? Run the Revolutionary Endorsement Program! It's simple, and doesn't take very much time. Endorse comrades, get endorsed back.

  • Our forums are online, but unfortunately, we have lost a whole year of data. If you applied for citizenship after January of 2020 (Feb-Dec of 2020), make sure to reapply!. You may also have to recreate your account. Apologies for this inconvenience. The government will be working as quickly as possible to re-accept citizenship applications. In order to prevent this from happening again in the future, we will be discussing our options and holding a vote on a potential forum transfer in the near future. Stay tuned! (Disclaimer : this only applies if you were registered as a citizen in between February 2020 and December 2020. If you have joined TCB after this time period you do not need to re-apply for citizenship)

Saturday Edition
Disclaimer: The Saturday Edition includes opinion pieces and subjective articles. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author of the article


Hey folks. It's that time of week again. It's been a very busy week for me personally. I've had a lot of real life responsibilities to attend to, and I've been preparing my garden for the spring. Do any of you like to garden? Send me some pictures of your plants on discord, I'd love to see them. If enough people send me pictures I may post them here; "The Plants of the Bloc", haha. It has been a rough winter, and my heart goes out to everyone impacted by the harsh winter storms and power outages recently. Spring can't come soon enough.

This week, our winners are Quartia and Karafuto and The Union of Malaysian Socialists. Congratulations! I have multiple puzzles for you again. Except this week, in preparation for a potential region wide Chess tournament, we will have some chess puzzles. For the sake of simplicity, these will all be checkmate in 2 puzzles and are not very difficult. It is preferred that you submit your answers in proper chess notation, however I will accept answers in whatever way you can communicate them to me, even if you have to draw your moves out on the board in Microsoft paint

Here are the puzzles, all of them are white to move:

And for those who don't care for chess, here is a sudoku puzzle:

As always, submissions are accepted via Discord and telegram, and everyone that completes a puzzle will be featured in the news. Thanks for reading :)

While run by the Ministry of Information, the Daily News does not necessarily reflect the stance of the current administration. Please contact the Minister of Information Pajonia on NationStates or Ant(Pajonia) in the Regional Discord for any corrections, suggestions, questions, comments, or concerns.

This article was authored by Pajonia. "This Day in History" is authored by volunteer of the MoI, Theria Han

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