Below are the current JN Resolutions that have been passed and are currently affecting the JN:
(Repealed, April 23, 2022)
Economic Sanctions Against Russia and Official Censure was passed March 5, 2022 barring Russia from receiving aid from any JN fund, program, or nation as a consequence of its invasion of Ukraine. This resolution stays in effect until Russia drafts a resolution officially apologizing for the invasion and paying reparations or 40 RP to all JN countries affected by the influx of refugees from the invasion.
The Repeal All Taxes Resolution was passed March 5, 2022. This resolution eliminates all taxes on JN nations.
On November 13, 2021 the JN passed its Environmental Standards of 2021 resolution the resolution sets up environmental standards for air, water, and radiation and establishes penalties for countries that violate them. Details are as follows:
The air pollution AQI should be below 150.
The rivers should stay in the range between 7.0~8.5. (pH scale)
The amount of radiation can’t be over 5,000 Millirems.
If a country violates the air pollution (AQI) standard, he/she shall be fined 20 RP. The RP will go into the GFW.
If a country violates the water pollution standards, he/she shall be fined 25 RP. The RP will go into the Food and Water Program.
If a country violates the radiation standard, he/she shall be fined 35 RP. The RP will go into the HRF.
Any country can bring evidence of violations before the JN to enforce.
(Repealed March 5, 2022)
On November 13, 2021 the JN created a wealth tax in the "Introduction to New Rules" resolution. The wealth tax works as follows. countries pay 4.5% tax on Total Wealth if their wealth is over 100 RP countries with 100 wealth are exempt from wealth taxes wealth taxes are collect each week and are paid in to the GWF (Amended February 19, 2022) The US will pay taxes equal to the total taxes to be paid by the nation in first place at the time taxes are to be collected.
On November 13, 2021, the JN modified the effects of JN points and created a new class of points in the "Introduction to New Rules" resolution:
each AP reduces current problems related to food and agriculture by 2.5% of the total RP cost, with a maximum deduction of 25%
each IP reduces current problems related to energy and industry by 2.5% of the total RP cost, with a maximum deduction of 25%
each MP reduces current problems related to natural disasters and security problems by 2.5% of the total RP cost, with a maximum deduction of 25%
introduction of “Healthcare Points” (HP)
2TP+10RP make up 1 HP
Healthcare points account for 20 wealth
each HP reduces current problems related to health issues by 2.5% of the total RP cost, with a maximum deduction of 25%
Healthcare points do not earn additional RP
On January 16, 2021, the JN passed the Resolution to Limit Abstentions. This resolution limits the number of abstentions to JN votes a member can have to only one per meeting. Any subsequent abstention will impose a 30 RP fine on that country that will be put into the General Welfare Fund of the JN.
On December 12, 2020, the JN voted to move eliminate taxes on Industry Points and end the Environmental Protection Fund. All resolutions and JN actions previously covered by the EPF now require regular member action. Finds from the General Welfare Fund can still be used to help with environmental issues.
On September 7, 2019, the JN passed the Debate and Consideration Resolution which codified a long-standing tradition of requiring speeches, discussion, and debate on candidates in an election and resolutions or requests for aid before an official vote can be held. In short, time MUST be given before voting for JN members to discuss what is about to be voted on.
On September 22, 2018, the JN passed the Food and Water Program. This program mandates that the JN automatically pays 50% of all water and food shortage related problems. Countries can fill out a Request for Aid to cover the rest.
On November 11, 2017 the JN passed the Request for Aid Reform resolution which eliminates the "Super Council" and requires Requests for Aid to be debated and voted on by the Senate and General Assembly in order to pass. The President also gets veto power and a tie-breaking vote for Requests for Aid.
JN Government Reform Resolution (March 17, 2012, amended September 7, 2017) — This resolution made six changes to the JN Government. These were:
The title “Consul” will be changed to “President”.
The Supreme Council is renamed to "the Senate" and the title "Senator" is created
The President serves a term of four meetings. After the fourth meeting of the President's term, a new election for President will be held.
A President is limited to only 3 terms (12 meetings) of service.
Senate members serve a term of 4 meetings. After the fourth meeting, a new election for Sentors will be held.
The President will be paid a salary of 10RP per meeting.
All Senators will be paid a salary of 5RP per meeting.
On April 22, 2017, the JN passed a resolution that punishes countries for investing in dirty energy like coal and oil and rewards them for investing in renewable energy. This resolution does the following:
adds a 1 RP tax to IP transactions
a 10% tax added to gains made from Random Events and Current Events that show a country is using dirty energy
a 10% reward is given to gains made from Random Events and Current Events that show a country is using renewable energy
On March 25, 2017, the JN passed the Resolution on Handling JN Debt. This resolution established the following rules regarding JN Members going into debt.
This resolution will formally allow JN nations to go into debt (have a RP total of less than 0).
A nation that goes into debt will need to pay an interest rate of 15% on the amount owed (total RP < 0 = amount owed, Example: -30 RP = 30 x .15 interest owed
All interest paid by nations will go into the JN Welfare Fund
No nation is allowed to go more than 50% of its total wealth in debt. Example: A nation with a total wealth of 200 is only allowed to go 100 RP into debt (-100 RP)
Nations who do not pay back their debt or interest can be subjected to punishment by the JN through resolution
On March 11, 2017, the JN passed the Health Care and Insurance resolution. This resolution increased the function of the General Welfare Fund to act as a health insurance fund. JN members can now pay 5 RP to receive automatic aid from the GWF for health and health care related problems or Random Events in their country.
On December 13, 2014, the Resignation/Removal Penalty resolution was passed. All JN Government Officials (including the History Committee) now have to pay a penalty of 15RP if they choose to resign their position before their term is up. All officials who are removed from office by the JN General Assembly must pay a penalty of 30RP. All penalties are paid into the JN Welfare Fund.
On May 24, 2014 (amended by the JN on January 31, 2015), the JN voted to establish the History Committee of the JN that is charged with the task of writing the history of the Joined Nations and keeping the world updated on what is happening in the JN. The resolution mandates the following
Election of two members to a History Committee
Committee members earn 10 RP/week and can only be removed by a JN Resolution
Committee members are charged with researching and writing the history of the JN and posting it to the JN Website. Completion of this task will give the Committee members a 1IP bonus.
Committee members are charged with taking notes during meetings and updating the JN News page on the JN Website.
News updates must be posted within 96 hours of the end of the JN meeting, or Committee members must pay a 10RP penalty.
On April 26, 2014, the JN voted 9-1 to amend the Hall of Fame resolution to allow the winner of the Most Outstanding Nation Award to retire the use of their country in the JN. This resolution also commissioned the writing of the history of the Joined Nations and allowed for the selection of a song and number for the year by the entire JN
The JN Meeting Time Limiting resolution was passed on April 12, 2014. This resolution establishes the following rules for each JN Meeting:
Maximum number of resolutions that can be proposed by a nation in a single meaning is set at 3
The debate on a single resolution cannot last longer than 20 min.
The President of the JN is given the power to call for breaks during meetings
A resolution establishing the additional rewards below in the JN was passed on April 12, 2014. The resolution also requires the building of a Hall of Fame page on the JN Website to memorialize the winners.
Rookie of the Year
Most Improved Nation (nominated by Mr. Brunken)
Most Outstanding Nation (nominated by Mr. Brunken)
On February 8, 2014, the JN established a General Welfare Fund. The resolution established an income tax that pays into a welfare fund to help poorer countries pay for problems, give financial aid to poorer countries, and relieve the stress of problems. The resolution was mostly repealed on March 5, 2022. The conditions of the resolution are as follows:
An income tax is established at the following rates to be collected on the income each JN member nation earns in the time between each JN meeting: income > 60 RP = 25% tax into the welfare fund income 40-60 RP = 20% tax into the welfare fund income 20-40 RP = 10% tax into the welfare fund income < 20 RP = no taxes All points lost due to problems or Random Events can be deducted from the taxes owed up to 50% Taxes are collected automatically before each meeting. Countries ranked in the bottom 25% in wealth are exempt from all taxes unless their income is higher than 30 RP.
Welfare fund will pay 30% of the value of a problem for countries with a total value of less than 30.
The General Welfare Fund will pay 50% of all problems facing JN member nations if the affected submits a Request for Aid resolution to the JN.
the General Welfare fund will pay up to 100% of problems related to Random Events if a Request for Aid is written.
Countries with the least wealth get priority in using the Welfare Funds to fix problems
(Amended, November 27, 2021) If the value of the General Welfare Fund holds more than 100 points in wealth after a JN meeting, the balance of the fund that exceeds 100 RP will be distributed evenly among all countries ranked in the bottom 50% in wealth. (Amended, October 8, 2018) If the balance of the GWF is less than 40 RP before a JN Meeting after taxes have been collected, this Program requires all JN Members, except the three least wealthy nations, to donate 3 RP to the GWF.
A resolution passed on October 19, 2013 changes the rules for how Aid Requests are paid by the JN. The new resolution now stipulates that if a Request of Aid is passed by the JN, 50% of the amount requested must be paid by the country making the request. If said country does not have enough wealth to cover 50% of the problem, then it must pay 50% of its wealth toward the problem.
Supreme Council Salary Reform Resolution, passed on October 12, 2013, changes the salary of Supreme Council members from 5 RP a week to 5 RP a week where there is a resolution submitted to the Supreme Council. This resolution also changes the term of each Supreme Council members from 4 meetings to 4 meetings where resolutions are submitted to the JN.
The Resolution to Establish Oaths of Office, passed on December 15, 2012, states that each Supreme Council member and the JN President will have to take before assuming their office. These oaths are intended to remind serving members of their duties as the President or members of the Supreme Council. The oaths can be administered by whomever the elected official wishes. This resolution established the following oaths.
For President: I do solemnly and sincerely swear before the members of the Joined Nations to faithfully and justly execute the office of President of the Joined Nations. I swear to observe the rules and principles of the Joined Nations, faithfully perform my duties to the best of my ability, promote the welfare and security of all nations justly and equally, and will in no way betray the trust of those who elected me. Should I break my oath, I shall be willing to submit myself to the punishment handed down by General Assembly of the Joined Nations. This is my solemn oath.
For Senator: I do solemnly and sincerely swear before the members of the Joined Nations to faithfully and justly execute the office of Senator of the Joined Nations. I swear to observe the rules and principles of the Joined Nations, faithfully perform my duties to the best of my ability, promote the welfare and security of all nations justly and equally, and will in no way betray the trust of those who elected me. Should I break my oath, I shall be willing to submit myself to the punishment handed down by General Assembly of the Joined Nations. This is my solemn oath.
The Succession of Presidential Power Amendment passed on October 20, 2012, adds to the JN rules an order of power transfer when the President is absent on the day of a meeting. Now, if the President is absent on the day of a meeting, presidential powers transfer in this order:
the current longest-serving Senator, if there is a tie then
the richest, longest-serving Senator, if there is still a tie then
power transfers to the richest member of the JN, Mr. Brunken.