Nation Bulletin

Luna prepares to celebrate 30 years of democracy

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By The Arcadia Times
03/17/2024 02:32 am
Updated: 03/17/2024 02:32 am

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The Republic of Luna will celebrate its Independence Day on March 20, 2098. The national holiday, contrary to some misconceptions, does not represent Greenland’s Independence from Denmark in the 2030s, but instead the end of the Lunar Civil War in 2068, which brought about an era of democratic rule in Greenland. Notably, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the democratic nation.

“This is more than just another year,” President Aurelia Aquila said in a March 9 press conference. “This day represents thirty years of freedom, democracy and peace. We've been through difficult times and better ones, but we've persevered through it when some around us have fallen, and I think Independence Day, for all of us, is a welcome celebration.”

For many citizens, Independence Day represents the nation’s values of tolerance and acceptance. Nataliya Lebedeva, a first-generation immigrant to the Republic living in New Amphonia, explained her excitement for the celebration.

“In a world with so much tension, I feel safe here. This nation is peaceful and accepting and even if I haven't been here for long, I think that's something to celebrate,” Lebedeva said. “That's what this upcoming celebration means to me, honoring years of peace and acceptance.”

University of Arcadia history professor Dr. Stefan Delaney believes that this perception ties into the nation's focus on remaining peaceful despite current world tensions.

“We're a nation of immigrants, a nation of diversity and tolerance and peace, and when the world is constantly at war, that's important. That's why peace is so important here. It's what makes us the nation we are,” Delaney said. “We, too, have had our unstable times, and we, too, haven't always been the safest place in the world, but at our core, that's what we stand for: safety, compassion and care for every single person in and out of these borders.”

As the nation's anniversary approaches, all friendly countries are invited to send leaders or other representatives for the celebration. (DM me or respond here if you want someone to be there and I'll include you in my bulletin)

“Of course we couldn't be the way we are without our allies throughout the world,” Aquila said regarding the upcoming event. “This may be a celebration of thirty years of the Lunar Republic, but in that celebration we'd like to extend a warm welcome to our friends around Orbis, and to recognize the good times we've spent together in these thirty years of democracy.”

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Posted March 17, 2024 at 2:37 am

OOC notes on this one:

I'll write a story about the event soon, probably in a few days or something :)

Sorry for the low-effort bulletin, I wrote this on mobile over several hours in the car ;-;

Now uhh

Why are you reading this? Go read JI and UKM's amazing and awesome story instead :>

Part one is linked here, now read all of it (unfortunately, the character limit exists) 

 

On that note, I hope everyone's doing well and that everyone has an amazing day/night :D 

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Posted March 17, 2024 at 3:52 am

Nice, and congrats on 30 years of freedom and democracy!

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Posted March 17, 2024 at 1:39 pm

Can I send my Minister of Foreign affairs, Elliot Thompson, to the independence thingy?

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Posted March 17, 2024 at 5:40 pm

It’s a respectfully built nation, I’ll give you that much.


Madagascar might send someone. 

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Posted March 17, 2024 at 7:08 pm

Me celebrating 66 years of “democracy” with the same president for the last 14 years 😎

Although he has been elected fairly and is hugely popular so maybe it is still democratic 

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Posted March 18, 2024 at 1:14 am

Highest congragulations to the people of Luna for managing 30 years of... uh... bourgeois democracy 👍

At least you're nice people :)

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