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January 16th, 9th meeting

President: Term 1

Senate: Term 4

First, we had a presidential election.

The Ambassador of the USA is nominated.

The Ambassador of Sweden is nominated, also winning the election

The Ambassador of Sweden wins the election.

And the Ambassador of Sweden appoints the Ambassador of Chile as a senate to stand in for the Ambassador of Ukraine.

A Muslim terrorist group has been attacking Nigeria, costing Nigeria 30 RP. Nigeria requested 30 RP, the request passed and the 30 RP will come from GWF.

The USA and France both have a 25RP problem to fix the economy of their countries, both pay 25 RP.

Indonesia has a 24RP problem to solve child labor in the palm oil industry, pays himself.

Ukraine with the World Cup bid, with Sweden winning the bid, bidding 52 RP. Receives 70 RP.

Turkey still with her #24, chooses option 1, pays 20 RP, also requesting 35 RP to help solve the 40 RP from instability, the 35 RP coming from the GWF with the rest paid by herself. Plus, her number is solved.

Algeria with problem #4, choosing option 1, paid 15 RP, and all the countries in his region (France, Turkey, Nigeria) receive 5 RP.

France with problem #3, choosing option 1, paid 10 RP, and receives 2 TP.

A resolution is offered by the Ambassador of the USA, the No Abstention Resolution, saying that if a country abstains from voting more than once in a meeting, the country will be fined 30 RP. The resolution passes.

  • Turkey is facing a water shortage, recent reports show that dams in the country are at or below 33% capacity. Istanbul itself may have less than 50 days of water remaining. Much of the problems lie in that the climate is changing causing doubt periods to last longer, the Turkish government prioritizing economic growth over environmental protection. This has led to poorly maintained water basins that collect and hold drinking water. To solve this problem, Turkey must secure 50 RP in foreign aid before the end of the next meeting.
  • A massive snowstorm struck Sweden this past week leaving drifts of snow up to 60 cm in some places in northern Sweden. The storm was one of the biggest in many years and left about 3000 people without power at a time when temperatures drop as low as -40 degrees. This problem will cost Sweden 30 RP.
  • News that Algerian President Tebboune has had to return to Germany for more medical treatment has left the country in a leadership crisis. With economic and health problems ripping through the country, some are calling it “the great upheaval”. The series of crises have left citizens feeling stressed, anxious, with no economic prospects. Adding insult to injury has been a steep rise in domestic violence, according to the Algerian daily. The Algerian black market has grown to be worth $60 billion as trust in the government plummets and people prepare for the worst. This problem will cost Algeria 45 RP.
  • A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 34 and injured hundreds in Indonesia. Landslides and collapsing buildings caused widespread destruction and disruption. This problem will cost Indonesia 20 RP.

January 2nd, 8th meeting

President: Term 4

Senate: Term 3

Turkey with a 45 RP problem, requested for the aid of 25 RP, resolution passed, the rest will be paid by herself.

Chile with a 35 RP problem, paid by herself.

Algeria with a 40 RP problem, requested for the aid of 30 RP, resolution passed, the rest will be paid by himself.

Turkey with #24, still unsolved from last meeting, chooses option 1, paid 60 RP, and problem still not solved.

Sweden with #1, chooses option 3.

USA with #23, chooses option 1, paid 30 RP.

Ukraine with #13, FIFA World Cup is up to bidding.

Nigeria with #20, chooses option 3.

The Muslim terrorist group of Boko Haram has been active over the past month in Nigeria. It has led raids, kidnapped children, and led attacks on Christian villages. The latest attack on Christmas Eve left 7 dead. Nigeria needs to dedicate resources to bring more security to its people. This problem will cost Nigeria 30 RP.

A dispute of over taxation of “borderless” digital transactions on companies like Amazon and Google has led to a bit of a trade war between France and the US. France has insisted on taxing the mega-corporations’ profits in the country while the US has placed tariffs on almost $2 billion worth of French imports. This is causing harm to both countries’ economies at a time when things are pretty bad. This problem will cost both the US and France 25 RP or one country and take their case to the JN to get the other to pay the entire problem.

Labor malpractice in Indonesia’s palm oil industry has come to international attention as recent reports have brought to light child labor and deforestation of the rain forests. Palm oil is the world’s most consumed vegetable oil, it’s high demand has led to increasing production. While providing good products for people in other countries, it has spread human rights abuses across Indonesia. This problem will cost Indonesia 24 RP.

December 12th, 7th meeting

President: Term 3

Senate: Term 2

There is a absent senator the ambassador of Indonesia is selected to replace the ambassador of Ukraine.

Sweden is receiving an economic impact due to the Covid-19, it is an 23 RP problem.

She presents a request for aid asking for 13 RP.

The request for aid passes the 13 RP will be paid by the GWF.

Nigeria has a problem of gang groups from northeast Nigeria, this a 25 RP problem for Nigeria.

He presents a request for aid asking for 25 RP.

The request for aid passes the 25 RP will come from the GWF.

The Covid has entered the region of Mongolia, this will no doubt be a serious problem. This is 65 RP problem for Mongolia.

The ambassador of Mongolia presents a request for aid asking for 45 RP.

The request for aid passes the 45 RP will come from the GWF.

Old Random Events

USA #10 mad scientist. He chooses number 4. He pays 85 RP. With a 83% of breakthrough. He gets 2 MP.

Turkey #24 foreign country influences election. She chooses option number 1. She presents a request for aid asking for 15 RP. It is passed. The 15 RP will be paid by the HWF. But she still has a 34% of instability of the system. The problem continues.

The USA presents a resolution. To delete the EPF. The RP in the fund will go to the GWF. If this resolution passes the members of the JN will not need to pay taxes for industry points. The resolution passes.

Mongolia #17 The problem is automatically solved.

Turkey #1 she waits till next week.

  • A recent change in how Turkey reports COVID-19 cases has revealed that the country is in the midst of a serious surge in new virus cases. The new transparency has revealed that Turkish hospitals are getting overwhelmed, and virus may be spreading out of control. Turkey. The country leapt into the top 3 in new cases this week with 30,000+. Turkey must consider social restrictions to contain the surge or risk a humanitarian crisis. This problem will cost Turkey 45 RP.
  • A new partial-lockdown is being implemented in Chile as cases spike 18%. Chile’s health minister said this was a preventative measure to ensure that Chile won’t see another terrible surge like they had in the spring. While great for preventing cases and death, lockdowns are catastrophic for a country’s economy. Chile is in for a tough winter. This problem will cost Chile 35 RP.
  • Poor economic management, COVID-19, and an unstable global economy have led to a cascade of problems for the Algerian economy. 90% of Algeria’s economy is connected to oil. As the pandemic has crushed global demand for oil and sent prices crashing, Algeria has seen its debt grow and oil reserves fall. Furthermore, it’s currency, the dinar, is now at an all-time low. Hard times are ahead for Algeria’s economy as it tries to prevent an economic collapse. This problem will cost Algeria 40 RP.

November 28th, 6th meeting

Since our president (Ambassador of Mongolia) wasn't here, the Ambassador of France stood in as the president and put the Ambassador of Ukraine in his place as senator.

President: Term 2

Senate: Term 1

First, we had senate elections

France was nominated last time as senate to replace Mongolia, so we have two places left.

The Ambassador of Sweden was nominated, received 5 votes.

The Ambassador of Turkey was nominated, received 5 votes. After voting again, becomes senator.

The Ambassador of Ukraine was nominated, received 6 votes, becomes a senator.

The Ambassador of the USA was nominated, received 1 votes.

Indonesia with a 15 RP problem, paid by himself.

Algeria with a 22 RP problem, request for 15 RP, request passes and the RP come from the GWF, the rest is paid by himself.

Mongolia with a 17 RP problem, not solved.

USA with a 60 RP problem, paid by himself.

Nigeria with a 45 RP problem from last week, requested for 35 RP, request passed and the RP come 20 RP from Sweden, 5 RP from Ukraine and the 10 RP from the HRF, the rest is paid by himself.

Chile chooses Choice #4, wrote a resolution needing the JN to invest 80 RP in research, resolution passes. The 80 RP will empty the GWF and EPF, along with the rest being donated by the USA along with her AP.

Indonesia chooses Choice #2, requests for 20 RP, the Ambassador of South Korea and Ukraine and Turkey each donates 5 RP to help and the last 5 RP comes from Algeria, the rest paid by himself.

USA with Random Event #10, wait for next meeting.

Turkey with Random Event #24, wait for next meeting.

Life expectancy in Sweden has fallen because the failure of the “Sweden Model” of handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, Sweden is nowhere near herd immunity, the goal of its lax approach to lockdowns. In response, Sweden has begun to implement stricter COVID control measures such as closing businesses, limiting gathering sizes, and more. This problem will cost Sweden 23 RP.

An increase in violence and banditry from various groups and gangs in northeast Nigeria have led to the government basically losing control of the region. This has forced the local population to strive to fend for itself. This region is a very poor region of Nigeria. These attacks and crimes have severely diminished the already struggling economy through frequent cattle rustling and kidnappings. Loss of control means a loss of tax revenue. This problem will cost Nigeria 25 RP.

November 14th, 5th meeting

President: Term 1

Senate: Term 4

NOTICE: There is a senate election on the next meeting.

President Election:

The ambassador of Mongolia is nominated.

The ambassador of Mongolia wins.

Next we run for a new senate to replace the ambassador of Mongolia:

The ambassador of France, Algeria, Sweden are nominated.

The ambassador of France is nominated.

Because two of the senates is absent the ambassador of Sweden and Algeria is appointed as the senate.

  • Nigeria has a problem of protests in it's borders. This will cost him 25 RP.

He is absent so the problem will pend till next week.

  • Problems have been striking France viciously. There are many problems including a rising amount of COVID 19 cases and protests, this will cost France 50 RP.

He presents a request for aid asking for an amount of 50 RP.

The request for aid passes.

The aid will come from:

GWF: 35RP.

HRF : 15RP.

  • There has been protests of wanting to create a democratic constitution, this will cost Chile 20 RP.

She pays.

  • Turkey has a problem of an 7.0 magnitude strike of an earthquake this will cost Turkey 20 RP.

She presents a request for aid asking for an amount of 15 RP.

The request for aid passes.

The aid will come from:

EPF: 15RP

Indonesia - #5 - War in the region.

He is absent so the problem will pend till the next meeting.

Algeria #25, gets 15RP

Chile #11, choose next week.

  • A rise in volcanic activity at Indonesia’s Mount Merapi has led the government to evacuate four villages in the shadow of the volcano. Scientists fear an eruption that could spew lava and hot gas and debris. The Indonesian government proactively relocated the people in case and are monitoring the volcano closely. This problem will cost Indonesia 15 RP...for now.
  • A series of forest fires in Western Algeria have destroyed fruit trees, landed at least 50 people in the hospital, and have killed 4. Authorities are hard at work trying to bring the fires under control and investigate their cause. Foul play is suspected because the three initial fires began almost simultaneously. This problem will cost Algeria 22 RP.
  • Oh no! Mongolia has reported it’s first instance of domestically transmitted COVID-19. Mongolia has thus far been largely spared from the outbreak by heavily restricting travel to and from Mongolia. The man infected is a truck driver that makes runs to Russia. Mongolia has responded to the infection by locking its capital down for 3 days and closing its borders between China and Russia again. The economic impact will no doubt be harsh. This problem will cost Mongolia 17 RP.
  • It has been a bad couple of weeks for the United States. Not only has the country been crushed by a massive resurgence in COVID-19 cases, but unrest continues as the presidential election has yet to be resolved and supporters of President Donald Trump are protesting and demanding Democrats stole the election by destroying or changing votes in key states. New COVID-19 cases topped 180,000 on Friday, the most ever. Hospitals are filling up across the country, communities are locking down again, and deaths are surging. It will take some serious investment to help the growing crisis. This problem will cost the US 60 RP.

October 31st, 4th meeting

President: Term 4

Senate: Term 3

NOTICE: There will be a presidential election on the next meeting.

  • Indonesia has a problem with security in their region, this will cost Indonesia 20 RP

He pays for the problem.

  • Sweden has a problem of bombings and shootings disturbing the country, this will cost Sweden 25 RP

She pays for the problem.

  • Turkey has been launching drones to attack Azeri offensives, this is a 25 RP for Turkey.

She pays for the problem.

  • Ukraine has been struggling because of the COVID 19 this is a 45 RP problem for Ukraine. But the aid has to be from a foreign country.

He presents a request for aid asking for 45 RP.

Sweden and Nigeria each donates 15 RP to help prevent humanitarian disasters in the future. The rest of the 15 RP will come from the HRF.

USA #14

USA, Indonesia, Nigeria all presents resolutions to claim sovereignty to the islands. The USA is out in the first election. Nigeria and Indonesia are tied in the second vote. The president breaks the tie and votes for Indonesia. Indonesia gets the sovereignty of the islands and receives 60RP.

France #23

He chooses number 1 and pays 30 RP to protect the forests.

Sweden: #1 she chooses number 3. To ignore to problem. The problem is solved.

Indonesia: #5 The problem will pend till next week.

  • Protests in Nigeria over police brutality turned deadly this week as uniformed men opened fire on protesters in Lagos. Protests erupted earlier in the month over the SARS unit of the police force that had been found to be carrying out illegal detentions, searches, and tortures. Even though the unit has been disbanded, protests have continued for police reform in the country. The government has implemented a curfew but protests have continued and tensions are running high. This problem will cost Nigeria 25 RP.
  • A battery of problems hit France this past week. A teacher was beheaded by a Muslim migrant because he used cartoons of Mohammed in the classroom. Protests resulted en mass across the country leading to counter attacks on both sides both in France and around the world. Furthermore, COVID-19 is now surging in France again. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Macron announced the country would lock down again. Lockdowns are very damaging for the economy and people’s mental health. Further government support and stimulus will be needed to control the situation. This problem will cost France 50 RP.
  • Political unrest is striking Chile this month as violent clashes in the street take place amid protests and rallies in support of and against the vote to write a new constitution in the country. Voters approved the referendum to scrap their old constitution and write a newer, more democratic one, but the divisions in the country are deep and the task ahead is huge. This problem will cost Chile 20 RP.
  • A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Turkey Friday creating massive damage and killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 600. Quakes are common in Turkey, but not of this magnitude. People will need help and support. This problem will cost Turkey 20 RP.

October 17th, 3rd Meeting

President: Term 3

Senate: Term 2

Algeria had a 25 RP problem, requested 25 RP, passed Algeria paid 10 RP and part of the rest of the 10 RP was paid by the USA and the last of the 5 RP paid by France.

Ukraine had a 25 RP problem, paid by himself.

South Korea had a 15 RP problem, requested 9 RP, passed and the 9 RP will come from the GWF, and the rest paid by herself.

France had a 22 RP problem, paid himself.

Chile with Event#17 since September 5th, chose 3, and presented a resolution (if the JN pays 80 RP to purchase a vaccine to solve all problems related to this problem in the future), the resolution is passed and the JN comes up with 80 RP out of the HRF and the rest from the GWF. But she still had a 25 RP problem, requested for 25 RP, and it was rejected, paid by herself.

Ukraine with Event#23, chose option 2, gets 1 AP.

Sweden with Event#8, chose option 2, so she paid 60 RP for 6 RP to each country, but because there is already a World Food and Water Program, half of the money is automatically paid, and she only needs to pay 30 RP. But countries then decided to give Sweden the water for free as a reward of keeping their environment clean for a long time.

Turkey with Event#17, automatically solved.

USA with Event#14, chose option 1, and the problem will be solved next week.

France with Event#23, choose next week.

Protests erupted in Indonesia this week over a new jobs law that cuts workers’ and the enviornment protections. Around the country, the strike has been largely peaceful, although protesters clashed with the police in some cities. It is estimated that about one million people joined the walkouts each day, though that figure could not be verified. Police clashed with protesters in the capital of Jakarta arresting 800. This problem will cost Indonesia 20 RP.

Police in Sweden are calling for an increase in resources to combat a rise in “mafia” crime from migrant groups. According to police there were 257 bombings in Sweden last year and hundreds of shootings. Once peaceful communities like Gothenburg are seeing steep rises in crime. This problem will cost Sweden 25 RP.

Turkey has pledged and committed military support to Azerbaijan in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. This conflict which has been ongoing for almost 30 years on and off is being used by President Erdogan to build up Turkey's influence in world politics. The country is now launching drone strikes that are spearheading Azeri offensives. Military conflict is expensive, especially drones. This problem will cost Turkey 25 RP.

As part of Europe’s current resurgence of COVID-19, Ukraine is struggling. After cases began to spike in late summer, an already under-staffed and under-funded healthcare system is in trouble. Officials in Ukraine held an emergency meeting about finding necessary supplies and doctors to handle the surge in patients. Resources are limited and no easy solution is on the horizon. To solve this problem, Ukraine must secure 45 RP in foreign health aid or risk a humanitarian disaster.

September 19th, 2nd Meeting

  • Chile has a 10 RP problem of a strike led by truckers

She pays

The problem is solved

  • Indonesia has a 15 RP problem of a massive medical waste polluting the Cisadane river

he presents a request for aid, requesting 15 RP

The problem is solved

The aid will come from:

HRF: 15RP

  • Mongolia has a 10 RP problem due to their economy.

he presents a request for aid, asking for 7 RP

The problem is solved

The aid will come from GWF: 7 RP

  • Nigeria has a 12 RP problem of a terrorist group who killed 70 eldery members of a remote community.

he pays

The problem is solved

Chile #17- tropical disease

It is unsolved.

Random events:

Turkey # 15 Get 30 RP

Ukraine #23

Sweden #8

  • A combination of climate change and COVID problems have worked together to destroy Algeria’s wine industry. Usually a prosperous piece of the economy, soaring temperatures and inability to find labor or customers amid COVID lockdowns have made continuing on impossible for many in the viniculture industry in Algeria. This of course is just one example of how COVID has put its mark on the country. Algeria’s GDP has contracted 4% since January. This problem will cost Algeria 25 RP.
  • France, after being one of the worst hit countries in the spring, is having a resurgence of COVID-19 in the past week. New cases shot past 10,000 a day this week and doctors are warning that ICUs are nearing capacity. The country now has begun to implement increased, and economically damaging, lockdown policies to stave off another overwhelming wave of coronavirus. This problem will cost France 22 RP.
  • South Korea suffered the effects of Typhoon Haishen this past week. The storm caused major flooding, destroyed homes, caused widespread damage to the fishing industry, and left a swath of damage across urban areas it affected. This problem will cost South Korea 15 RP.
  • France, after being one of the worst hit countries in the spring, is having a resurgence of COVID-19 in the past week. New cases shot past 10,000 a day this week and doctors are warning that ICUs are nearing capacity. The country now has begun to implement increased, and economically damaging, lockdown policies to stave off another overwhelming wave of coronavirus. This problem will cost France 22 RP.

September 5th, 1st Meeting

First, we had presidential elections

Ambassador of Mongolia nominated himself, receiving 3 votes.

The Ambassador of Sweden was nominated, receiving 3 votes.

The Ambassador of the United States nominated himself, receiving 5 votes, and is the President of the JN.

President: Term 1

Then we had senate elections

The Ambassador of Turkey nominated herself, receiving 5 votes.

The Ambassador of Ukraine nominated himself, receiving 7 votes, and is a senator.

The Ambassador of Nigeria nominated himself, receiving 6 votes, and is a senator.

The Ambassador of Mongolia nominated himself, receiving 6 votes, and is a senator.

The Ambassador of Sweden nominated herself, receiving 5 votes.

Then we had historian elections

The Ambassador of Turkey and the Ambassador of Sweden are our historians.


The Ambassador of Chile with #17, now has a tropical disease to end with a vaccine. Result pending.

The Ambassador of Algeria with #15 gets 30 RP.

The Ambassador of South Korea with #7 gets 15 RP.

A strike by truckers in Chile is causing supply problems for not only Chile but also it’s main export partners like the US. As a result, important shipments have been stalled and may not make it to market causing damage to an already reeling economy. This problem will cost Chile 10 RP.

The Cisadane River in Indonesia has medical waste polluting its waters over the last few months. The pandemic has created a spike in medical waste, and when a major landfill’s wall collapsed in May due to a landslide the river has been flooded with harmful medical waste. The many thousands that depend on the river for water and washing and lead to further outbreak of the virus and other illnesses. This problem will cost Indonesia 15 RP.

While showing the world the gold standard for protecting its people from coronavirus, Mongolia is beginning to feel the effects of its efforts on the economy. Mongolia’s economy is driven by natural resource exports, especially to China. Much of those exports have been in sharp decline since the pandemic and debt levels have risen to 80% of GDP. This problem will cost Mongolia 10 RP.

Members of the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria killed over 70 elderly members of a remote community. People are killed there everyday by the notorious group that has also committed crimes of kidnapping young girls and bombings. Along with food shortages and natural disasters, parts of Nigeria are getting very dangerous. This problem will cost Nigeria 12 RP.