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June 13th 16th Meeting
President: Term 4
Senate: Term 2
NO NEW RANDOM EVENTS!!!
NO NEW PROBLEMS!!!
May 16th 15th Meeting
President: Term 3
Senate: Term 1
First we vote for new senates
The Ambassadors of Japan, Egypt and Colombia are nominated.
They are all unanimously elected.
A mass shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada has left 18 dead. The shooter was later killed in a shootout with police. However, before he was he had killed 18 in gruesome ways. The act has left Canada reeling during a week that was increasingly filled with bad news from increased COVID-19 deaths and infections, a struggling economy, and food shortages. Resources have now been diverted to address the security threat. Resources sorely needed elsewhere. This problem will cost Canada 35 RP.
Canada presents a request for aid asking for 10 RP. It passes the 10 RP will come from the general welfare fund.
All solved last week.
Japan #3. Japan chooses 1 pays 10 RP and 5% of scientific breakthrough. She gets 2 TP from a scientific breakthrough.
India #6. India chooses to solve it next week.
Ireland #7. She gets 15 RP.
In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown, India witnessed not one but three industrial accidents on May 7. The first one, a gas leak in LG Polymer Plant at R Venkatapuram village near Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam, killed 11 people and made at least 1,000 others sick. In a similar tragedy, seven people fell ill when they inhaled toxic gas at a paper mill factory in Chhattisgarh. Both these factories were getting ready to reopen after the lockdown. In another incident, eight people received burn injuries at a boiler blast at a thermal power plant in Tamil Nadu. There were also losses of livestock and other property as a result of the disasters. This problem will cost India 40 RP.
May 2nd 14th Meeting
President: Term 2
Senate: Term 4
Every country who had their first COVID-19 case before March 17 has a 40 RP problem. The JNHO was called upon. Each country that suffers this problem pays 20 RP, 100 out of the GWF, 40 out of the EPF.
Majority Muslim and Christian countries all have a 20 RP problem. USA paid himself, Canada paid herself, Egypt paid himself, Colombia paid himself.
Japan has a 65 RP problem, requested for the aid of 45 RP, the request for aid passes. 20 RP paid by herself, and the 45 RP will come from the GWF.
All solved last meeting.
The USA has problem #19, a rich developer is trying to chop down trees. Chooses option 1.
Colombia with #9, found coal. Chooses option 3, gets 5 RP with no chance of extinction.
A mass shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada has left 18 dead. The shooter was later killed. However, before he was he had killed 18 in gruesome ways. The act has left Canada filled with bad news from increased COVID-19 deaths and infections, a struggling economy, and food shortages. Resources have now been diverted to address the security threat. Resources sorely needed elsewhere. This problem will cost Canada 35 RP.
April 18th 13th Meeting
President: Term 1
Senate: Term 3
First we elect a new president the ambassador of Canada, Ireland, China. China wins the election by 4. The ambassador of China is the president.
No Old Problems !!!
Ireland #21 nuclear neighbors. She chooses number 1. The problem is solved.
Angola #10 he chooses number 2 doesn't get scientific breakthrough.
Canada #15 Get 30 RP.
Recent studies about the SARS-COV 2 virus have shown it is a fierce adversary. Recent reports out of China and South Korea show that people can get reinfected after having recovered from COVID-19. This information (and the virus’s aggressive spread outside of the JN) has required increased efforts to prevent another outbreak and address the costs of taking care of people who are still recovering from the illness. This problem will cost every country who had its first COID-19 case before March 17 40 RP.
With the passing of the extremely important religious holidays of Ramadan and Easter, nearly all countries have been forced to cancel religious and cultural activities. This of course has a social and economic cost among the many countries are absorbing right now. This problem will cost all majority Muslim and Christian countries 20 RP.
The 2020 Olympics have been officially postponed for at least a year. This decision did not come easily, but with many countries beginning to back out of the summer games on their own, Japan was forced to make the announcement. Their reluctance to cancel or postpone the games lies in the fact that Japan has already spent $15 billion USD on the games. The postponement is expected to cost another $6 billion with lost revenue in the billions as well. This problem will cost Japan 65 RP.
April 4th 12th Meeting
President: Term 4
Senate: Term 2
All OPEC nations have a 30 RP problem. Which is only Angola, paid by himself.
All countries that have at least 5 million international tourists a year have a 30 RP problem. US, Ireland, Egypt, Japan, China, India will pay by themselves. Canada has a request for aid for 20 RP, request for aid is not passed, so she pays by herself.
Ireland had a choice with #2, she chooses choice 1, and pays 50 RP for no outbreak.
China #3, chooses choice 1, pays 10 RP, with 75% scientific breakthrough. Scientific breakthrough, gets 2 TP.
Japan #19, chooses choice 3, gets 10 RP and 2 AP, but loses 30 RP.
Ireland #21, result pending.
NO NEW PROBLEMS ! ! !
March 14th 11th Meeting
President : Term 3
Senate: Term 1
First we held elections:
The Ambassador of Canada is running for reelection, and received 6 votes, received 2 votes after re-vote.
The Ambassador of Ireland is running for reelection, and received 8 votes and is elected.
The Ambassador of Japan got nominated, and received 8 votes and is elected.
The Ambassador of Egypt got nominated, and received 6 votes, received 6 votes after re-vote and is elected.
Ireland has a 75% chance of human rights protests due to the JNHO resolution. Has a 25 RP problem. Paid by herself.
Canada has a 75% chance of human rights protests due to the JNHO resolution. Has a 25 RP problem. Paid by herself.
USA with #13, was taking bids for hosting the world cup. China wins the bid, and received 65 RP.
China with #1, chooses choice 1, loses 30 RP.
Ireland with # 2, wait for next meeting.
Japan with # 20, chooses 2, pay 15 RP.
A oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia sent oil prices plummeting this week. Both countries have defied OPEC’s wishes to reduce the amount of oil being produced as both countries have decided to ramp up their production in an effort to price the other out of the market. Oil hit its lowest price since the early 2000’s. Low oil prices lessen the revenue of economies that rely heavily on oil. This problem will cost 30 RP for all OPEC nations.
The economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak has just begun. The industries most being hit right now are travel and tourism. With the US announcing this week a ban on all travel from Europe, fears have deepened in the tourism sector. Cruise lines, airlines, and all service sector businesses are worried they will not outlast the crisis. All countries that have at least 5 million international tourists a year will suffer a 30 RP problem.
February 29th 10th Meeting
President : Term 2
senate : Term 5
( There will be a senate election next week )
After struggling through bird and swine flu, China has become the epicenter of the outbreak of a novel coronavirus called COVID-19. It is believed the virus originated from wet markets in the city of Wuhan. China’s Hubei Province has borne the brunt of the outbreak, but at this time it is clear the virus has spread throughout the country. This virus is quickly being shown to be more contagious, dangerous, and deadly than the flu and even SARS. To date the virus has spread to at least 27 other countries with only Japan, South Korea, Iran, and Singapore showing signs of a local outbreak at the moment. While China is increasingly trying to handle the situation by itself, evidence is mounting that their containment has failed and the virus is spreading out of control.
China presents a resolution, that the JN will form a health organization (JNHO) to help countries, to give out all the resources owned by the JN, and will elect chair members to form the organizations which are half of the members. The organization will define if an event is a crisis or not, and take any resources required for the crisis, and all countries need to give all epidemic information in its country. The JNHO will also suspend any human rights when needed also.
The resolution passes.
We vote for the members of the JNHO, the candidates are Egypt, China, Canada, Japan, Ireland, USA, Columbia.
The ambassadors of Canada Japan Ireland USA are elected to form the organization. Next we define if the situation is a crisis, the virus is defined as a crisis. JNHO can go into full power and end this problem, for more information, we wait until next week for further answers.
China also chooses extreme containment at last from the problem.
USA : 13 FIFA world cup ( a countries can give a bid the countries with the most bid gets to host the FIFA cup )
China : 1 wait till next week.
February 22nd 9th Meeting
President: Term 1
Senate: Term 4
First, we voted for a new president.
The Ambassador of the USA is running for reelection.
No other candidates, so the Ambassador of the USA is reelected.
India had a 20 RP problem, paid by herself.
China with a 30 RP problem, paid by himself.
Japan with a 25 RP problem, paid by herself.
India with #17, chooses option 2. Paid the 50 RP herself. Rolls die for how much the vaccine will cost 4 RP if bought by other countries. Plus she receives 32 RP, and each country is safe from this problem once.
And Colombia with #5, chooses option 2, and problem is now solved.
India has # 3, chooses option 3, and gets a scientific breakthrough. Receives 2 TP!
Ireland has # 17, bought the vaccine for 4 RP from India, problem solved.
China has become the epicenter of the outbreak of a novel corona virus called COVID-19. It is believed the virus originated from wet markets in the city of Wuhan. China’s Hubei Province has borne the brunt of the outbreak, but at this time it is clear the virus has spread throughout the country. This virus is shown to be more contagious, dangerous, and deadly than the flu and even SARS. To date the virus has spread to at least 27 other countries with only Japan, South Korea, Iran, and Singapore showing signs of a local outbreak at the moment. While China is trying to handle the situation by itself, evidence is showing that their containment has failed and the virus is spreading out of control. All other countries with COVID-19 cases suffer a 35 RP problem plus .1 RP per confirmed case in their country. And China must choose an option out of :
Extreme containment. With this option the CCP wields its full power to isolate and contain every case possible to contain the outbreak. This means shutting down factories, businesses, schools, and entire cities for weeks to months. This would make it a 400 RP problem due to the massive amount of resources needed to execute those orders and the amount of business lost. It has the best chance of success with an 85% chance of containing the outbreak and 0% external spread.
Moderate containment. This is mostly what China is doing now. Areas with high infection rates have been locked down and some businesses and schools have closed, but life is beginning to get back to normal despite the outbreak not being brought under control yet. This choice would make this a 250 RP problem with a 65% chance of containing the outbreak and 25% external spread.
Basic containment. With this option life continues in China similar to how things are going in Taiwan now. Masks are required in places, people are discouraged from travel and social gatherings, frequent hand washing and other preventative measures are taught and encouraged, but schools and businesses remain open with a few regulations about infections. This option costs much less at 80 RP but has only a 30% of containing the outbreak and a 60% external spread rate.
If the outbreak is not controlled the cost of containing the outbreak increases by 20%. External spread means other JN countries have the indicated percent chance of a local outbreak which would give them an additional 35 RP problem. China can seek help and aid from the JN several ways if they choose to.
The COVID-19 virus in China has caused an unprecedented shutdown of China’s manufacturing and shipping sectors. The result has been severe disruptions in the supply chain that have resulted in a domino effect that has led to the closing of factories and businesses around the world. The slowing global economy is very serious. All countries except China suffer a 10 RP problem.
January 11th 8th Meeting
President: Term 4
Senate: Term 3
First we voted for a new senate
The candidates are : the ambassador of Canada, Angola and Japan.
Canada wins by 1, she is elected as the senate.
Next we move on to current problems.
Most of the ambassador are absent, so their problems are pending until next week.
India has a problem she pays.
Then we move on to random events.
Angola has a random event he chooses one.
Ireland also chooses one on her current event.
Japan has a problem with the islands from next week.
Canada presents a resolution, it passes. 60 RP is given to Canada.
The ambassador of Canada donates 30 to the Environmental protection fund.
Columbia has a random event of refugees.
They need 40 RP to take care of the refugees and 50 RP to stop the war. There is still a chance it continues. He presents a resolution asking the money from above.
The resolution carries. The money will be divided. 28 from human rights funds the USA will pay 30 and the General Welfare fund pays 12, and Canada pays 20. It continues.
Next there is new random events.
India : 17, waits till next week.
Canada :15, gets 30 RP.
USA : 16 loses 20 RP.
India is facing the worst economy its had in over 40 years. Despite roosy promises from Prime Minister Modi, the economy has failed to rebound and has continued to decline. It appears a weakening manufacturing sector, a broken tax system, and poor confidence in investments is driving the slump. Thousands have already lost jobs and hope the government can help turn things around. This problem will cost India 20 RP.
China continues to grapple with a massive West African swine flu outbreak that has devastated its pork farmers. Some 200 million pigs have already been culled in China this past year, and with recent outbreaks in other Asian countries, resources must be devoted to containing the outbreak and compensating farmers who have lost pigs. China is now facing a major pork shortage and has to look to other places to get the country's favorite meat. This problem will cost China 30 RP.
Despite its best efforts and resources from government programs, Japan has now hit a new low in birth rate. This past year saw fewer babies born in Japan than in 1899, the first year the number was recorded (and when the population was a third of what it is now). The number is 6% lower than last year’s and things don’t look like they are improving. Japan needs to begin preparing for a super-aged population. This problem will cost Japan 25 RP.
November 30th 6th Meeting
President: Term 2
Senate: Term 1
First, we had senate elections.
The Ambassador of Ireland, had 9 votes.
The Ambassador of Germany, had 9 votes.
The Ambassador of Russia, had 5 votes.
The Ambassador of India, had 6 votes.
Ambassadors of Ireland, Germany, and India are the new Senate.
India requested 35 RP for her problem, will be paid by the GWF.
Canada's problem was automatically protected.
Iran did not come to the meeting, result is still pending
New Zealand requested 20 RP for his problem, 20 RP will come from the GWF, the rest will be paid by himself.
China, with 5 chose #2, and will pay 20 RP with 50% chance the conflict continues. The problem is solved with no conflict.
Ireland, with 1 chose #3.
Colombia did not come to the meeting, result pending.
Germany, with 6, presented a resolution, "Given the recent humanitarian disaster that has befallen Germany in the past due to runaway flooding the subsequent humanitarian disaster. A global response is needed. To eliminate this crisis and bring relief to all people affected in Germany and neighboring regions, this resolution will provide immediate aid, supplies and manpower from the JN to end the crisis." This resolution authorizes 110 RP in funding for the mobilization and distribution of resources necessary to end the crisis. The finds will come from the following order: HRF, EPF, and then the richest country in the JN, the USA. the resolution passes. The HRF and EPF are now empty, the rest of the money will come from the USA.
Egypt with 9, chose #1, gets 40 RP, with a 90% chance of extinction. The animals are now extinct and Egypt loses 25 RP.
Japan with 14, wait for next meeting.
Canada with 25, receive 15 RP.
India with 15, receive 30 RP.
This week, thousands of workers at Canada’s largest rail company walked off the job in one of the largest nationwide labor strikes in recent memory. Shipments of exports like wheat, crude oil and aluminum are grinding to a halt. Freight traffic has clogged up at the border. And shortages of propane risk leaving thousands in the two largest provinces without heat. Exports account for over 30% of Canada’s economic output and winter is coming. The government will need to intervene or risk a faltering economy. This problem will cost Canada 20 RP.
Hundreds of protesting farmers entered Ireland’s capital of Dublin this week to protest beef prices that they feel are held artificially low. Using tractors and other methods they closed important streets and ground parts of the city to a halt. Even after a meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture, the farmers have remained in the capital for several days and are promising to stay until their demands are met. This problem will cost Ireland 20 RP.
Rising temperatures in the ocean are wreaking havoc on the fishing economies of Angola’s coastal towns. Many towns like Tombwa have survived for centuries off of the fish in the waters off its coast. However, as the climate warms, entire species are disappearing and towns are dying as the water temperatures have risen by almost 2 degrees. The impact is especially acute in Angola, among the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change, even though the entire country’s carbon dioxide emissions amount to about 0.1 percent of the world’s output each year. This problem will cost Angola 35 RP.
China policy of imprisoning Uighurs in Xinjiang Province was exposed to the world this week with a massive document leak by a Chinese spy that is attempting to defect to Australia. The documents showed to the world the extent and true nature of the program with more than 2 million Uyghurs in concentration camps for what China calls “anti-radicalization and vocational training”. After denying the camps’ existence and true nature for years, China must now go on a PR campaign. Plus, putting 2 million people in prison just isn’t cheap. This problem will cost China 25 RP.
November 16th 5th meeting
senate: 4 term
president : 1 term
First we start with presidential elections,
The ambassador of the USA nominates himself
The ambassador of Ireland is nominated
The ambassador of the USA is voted as the president
Japan has a problem she pays
China has a problem he pays
Germany has a problem of the wind he presents a request for aid. He is requesting 20 RP, to invest in the industry in Germany. It will come from the general welfare fund.
Columbia has a problem of the marching protest of students, for what they feel are negligent policies by their government towards education. He presents a request for aid asking for 15 RP. It ends with a tie but according to the rules the president has the right to support a country with a ballot to break the tie. He supports Columbia and it passes. 5RP comes from the general welfare fund and 10 from the USA.
Columbia has #5 he choose number 2 and presents a request of aid 20 RP for 55 % it continues. The request of aid passes. The 20 RP will be paid form the human rights fund. But there is still 50% it continues. It continues.
Next Germany has a #6 current event it has already become a humanitarian disaster that has been pending for weeks. He presents a resolution the create a Nature disaster added in the environmental protection. Which automatically covers half of the problems that are related to natural disasters. The money that covers the problem is the environmental protection funds. The president vetoes the resolution because this is an unfunded program. The ambassador presents a request for aid, asking 30 RP out of the 40 RP with 66 % it continues
, to try to solve the problem. It is passed anonymously. 10 environmental protection fund 20 from the human rights fund. There is still a 66% is continues. It continues.
Canada #12 She chooses number 2
Ireland #1 save
China #5 save
The worst air pollution ever seen in descended on New Delhi, India’s largest city this past week. Air quality monitors registered pollution rates that were 400 times the healthy standard. Caused by a myriad of things including holiday fireworks and crop burning in nearby regions,, the pollution cancelled school, work, and ground the city to a halt as the air was unhealthy for everyone to breathe. People are calling on the government to do something, but any changes will be painful. This problem will cost India 35 RP.
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians in Montreal and Regina have unwittingly been drinking lead poisoned water. REcently tested water showed readings over the limit of 15 ppb of lead in 11 cities. The problem is caused by old lead service lines that are being corroded by new water treatment practices. Some 500,000 lead service lines will need to be changed in order to make the water safe again. This problem will cost Canada 40 RP
The economic damage being done to Iran because of US-led sanctions is forcing resource rationing in Iran. Iranians are now limited to just 60 liters of gas a month, and the price of gas will be increasing as well. Tough times are ahead for Iran. The country will need to begin to save resources. This problem will cost Iran 20 RP.
Several health indicators have sent warnings through the New Zealand health care community. Obesity, health consumption, and a number of diseases are all on the rise. Alcohol consumption has seen a particularly sharp increase as more than 20% of New Zealand’s adults are considered “hazardous drinkers”. Drinking too much alcohol leads to many health problems. Combined with obesity, New Zealand’s health care system will soon be stretched thin. The government must launch prevention campaigns to mitigate these problems. This problem will cost New Zealand 25 RP
November 2nd 4th meeting
senate: term 3
president: term 4
First we start with old problems,
Egypt has a problem of protest, he pays.
Canada has a problem of a snowstorm, she pays.
Turkey has a problem of airstrikes, and needs 30 RP to create a safe zone from the neighboring country, she presents a request for aid asking for 15 RP to set up a 30 km “safe zone” along the Turkey-Syria border to defend the country from terrorist attacks. The request of aid passes the 15 RP will come from the general welfare fund.
Japan has a problem of a massive typhoon,
Next we move on to random events
Columbia has random event number #20
He chooses number 3 he pays 15 RP and gets 3 RP.
Angola has number #11 he chooses number 1 and presents a resolution, the JN will pay 80 RP to invest and stop the invasion of insects. The resolution passes. The ambassador of Angola pays 10 and he loses an agriculture each nation 3 RP expect Angola the rest comes from the human rights fund.
Germany has a problem (#6) that has been pending, he presents a request for aid and requests 25 RP for 66 percent it continues. The USA pays 18 and the rest comes from the human rights fund. It continues.
Next we move on the new business
India 16 loses 20 RP
Columbia gets number 5 wait till next meeting.
Unable to catch a break, Japan was hit by torrential rain, muslides, and flooding in the aftermath of a killer typhoon. At least 10 mudslides and flooding hampered relief efforts in Eastern Japan this week. The Japanese government had to approve emergency funding to cover the costs of helping damaged areas. This problem will cost Japan 22 RP.
China’s manufacturing has seen a major slowdown over the past year as the protracted trade war with the US has begun to take its toll.
The wind power industry in Germany, once thought to be the future, has seen hundreds of job losses in recent months. The reason is decreased interest from the public and investors. As a result, the future of wind power in Germany now seems in question. Germany will have to invest more to keep the industry afloat or risk losing everything that has been invested already. This problem will cost Germany 20 RP.
Students across Colombia marched in protest against what they feel are negligent policies by their government for towards education. Protesters also voiced anger at government corruption, and what they viewed as police brutality. The protests hit most major cities in Colombia. Protests require governments to invest more in public security and consider reforms. This problem will cost colombia 15 RP.
There will be a president election in the next meeting
October 12th 3rd Meeting
President: Term 3
Senate: Term 2
Iran has a problem of 20 RP, because he is a member of OPEC he only has to pay 15 RP, he pays. Angola receives 5 RP, the rest of the nation, pays 3 RP.
Angola has a problem of 12 RP, requests for 12 RP, request passes, and the 12 RP comes from the GWF.
Ireland has a problem of 15 RP, paid by herself.
India had a problem of 15 RP, requests for 15 RP, request passes, and the 15 will come from the GWF.
New Zealand has an old problem if 20 RP, paid by himself.
Germany has a problem of #6, chose 2, to pay 15 RP with a 40% of humanitarian disaster, he ends with a humanitarian disaster, which means he needs to pay 25RP with a 66% chance the problem continues which adds 15RP each week and begins affecting region (starting at 5RP per country) after the 2nd week.
Protests over the past few weeks against the Egyptian leader have forced the government to take measures to crackdown on dissent and protest. The people are upset that military corruption has wasted tax money while people struggle. Security and police presence has been increased. Even children as young as 11 are being detained and questioned by police. This has led to increasing discontent and the need for more security measures. This problem will cost Egypt 18 RP.
A massive early snow storm hit central Canada this past week. It brought up to 100 cm of snow in some places. Large amounts of snow disrupt traffic, damage infrastructure, and require large amounts of resources to clear and clean up. With another storm forecast to strike this week, Canada must invest resources into clean up and precaution. This problem will cost Canada 17 RP.
This week, Turkey launched an invasion of Kurdish-held areas of Syria on its border. Beginning with airstrikes that hit targets 300km along its border and 50km deep, the invasion seeks to set up a 30 km “safe zone” along the Turkey-Syria border to defend the country from terrorist attacks. The invasion has met been met with condemnation from around the world. Invasions are expensive and so are international sanctions which are soon to follow. This problem will cost Turkey 30 RP.
A typhoon struck the Tokyo area of Japan late this week. It was reported to be the strongest storm this century. Even before it struck the storm cancelled over 1,600 flights and major sporting events, including two Rugby World Cup matches. It is unknown how much damage or loss of life has resulted from the storm, but Japan will have to divert resources to clean up, aid, search, and rescue. This problem will cost Japan 20 RP
Colombia with #20, wait for next meeting.
Angola #11, wait for next meeting.
New Zealand #15, receives 30 RP.
September 21 st, 2nd Meeting
President: term 2
Senate: Term 1
First, we start with current problems.
The ambassador of China has a problem with the Hong -Kong protests.
The ambassador of Japan has a problem with the military confrontation and trade war with South Korea.
Columbia has a problem of the banana fungus,
He presents a request for aid for 12 RP.
The request for aid is passed by the senate.
The 12 RP is paid by the general welfare fund.
The ambassador of New Zealand has a problem of an outbreak of measles
The problem sits because the ambassador of New Zealand is absent.
Next, we move on to Random events.
The ambassador of Angola has a random event 3.
He chooses number 2.
He gets his breakthrough and receives 2 technology points.
The ambassador of Japan has number 17.
She chooses number 3,
She presents a resolution to stop the tropical disease.
Originally Japan pays 10 of the 27 RP,
The rest of the 17 RP is split with the JN member.
Then, we vote to strike to the language of the payment,
The resolution says that the JN is paying 80 RP for the vaccine and protects every nation of the random event for the rest of the school year
The 80 RP is split:10 RP from Japan, 10 RP from Egypt, 10 RP from the USA, 2 RP from each country, and the rest of the 22RP will come from the GWF.
Next new business:
Random events: Japan, Egypt, China, Germany
Japan gets number:15
She gets 30 RP
Egypt gets number: 17
China: number 7
gets 15 RP
1. A drone and cruise missile strike on Saudi Arabian oil production facilities has cut the oil-producing giant’s production in half. The attack was originally claimed by Houthi terrorists, but it is becoming clearer after an investigation that the attack originated, at least partially, from Iranian bases and that Iranian missiles were involved. Iran is on high alert as the US and other nations are “locked and loaded” to respond. This problem will cost Iran 20 RP. As global oil prices have risen sharply since the attack, all OPEC nations will get a bonus 5 RP and all other nations lose 3 RP.
2. Given the global outcry against the wanton slash and burn agriculture in Brazil that is destroying the Amazon Rainforest and releasing vast amounts of CO2 into the air, it should be noted that even more fires are burning in Angola and the Congo. Presumably set by Angolan farmers creating more cropland. The destruction of rainforests tends to cause major problems for farmers in the long run. Angola must begin to prepare for this. This problem will cost Angola 12 RP.
3. Ireland has been experiencing a sharp increase in homelessness this year. Both the streets of Dublin and rural areas of the country have been affected. Homelessness is a complicated problem that can be effective to fix. The Irish government will have to respond with some measures as the problem has become increasingly public. This problem will cost Ireland 15 RP.
4. The Indian car industry is in its steepest decline in over 20 years. Car sales in the country have fallen 41% leaving the industry itself in decline for the 10th month in a row. More than 100,000 people have lost their jobs so far, and the problem is showing no signs of slowing down. The Indian government will need to provide assistance to unemployed workers and try to boost the industry. This problem will cost India 15 RP.
The September 7th 1st Meeting
First, we voted for president
The Ambassador of the USA and Ambassador for China were nominated.
The Ambassador of China got elected,
Next, we voted for the senate.
The Ambassador of Germany, the Ambassador of Ireland, the Ambassador of Russia, the Ambassador of Turkey, and the Ambassador of Canada were nominated.
The Ambassador of Germany, the Ambassador of Ireland, and the Ambassador of Turkey were elected.
Then we continued on to the history committee, the Ambassador of Canada, the Ambassador of Japan, and the Ambassador of New Zealand were nominated.
The Ambassador of Canada and the Ambassador of Japan were elected
The Ambassador of the USA presented a resolution to prevent any presidents to skip the routine of speech and debate. The resolution was passed.
The Ambassador of Angola got Random event #3, choose to decide next meeting.
The Ambassador of China got Random event #7, receives 15 RP.
The Ambassador of Japan got Random event #17, choose to wait for the next meeting.
Despite the Chief Executive Carrie Lam conceding to withdraw the Extradition Bill, protests continue in Hong Kong. The protests began three months ago with the introduction of the Extradition Bill and have morphed into pro-Democracy/Anti-CCP uprisings. The protests have closed down public transportation, international airport, schools, and the financial district at different times in the past months. China continues to need to devote resources to control the narrative of the unrest and to keep it from getting out of control. This problem will cost China 25 RP.
A dispute between Japan and South Korea has exploded into military confrontation and a trade war in recent weeks. Unfortunately, the issues that divide the two countries do not appear to be close to being resolved. Both countries have instituted travel restrictions and trade boycotts and are making increasingly threatening moves toward each other. This problem will cost Japan 15 RP.
The dreaded banana fungus, Tropical Race 4, has been confirmed in Colombia. This fungus devastates banana crops, and there is still no way to fight it outside of prevention. Colombia must work to contain the outbreak or risk losing its banana industry. This problem will cost Colombia 12 RP.
Due to declining rates of vaccination, an outbreak of measles has been spreading through New Zealand. Over 1,000 cases have been reported which is a bit ridiculous since the disease is easily prevented with childhood immunizations.This problem will cost New Zealand 12 RP.