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      Cyber Nations Forum Rules   07/03/2016

        Cyber Nations Forum Rules  
      In the process of registering on this forum, all players--including you--agreed to accept these terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of Invision Power Board. In doing so you essentially signed an electronic contract pledging to have read the rules and TOS and agreeing to follow the rules and TOS as written. It is your continued responsibility to read, follow, and keep up-to-date with the CN rules.
      The following are basic guidelines for use of the Cyber Nations community forum. Anyone caught disobeying these guidelines will be issued a warning. The forum staff works on a five warn limit policy unless the situation calls for more appropriate action ranging from a verbal warning to a double warn and suspension to an immediate ban, etc.   Just because something is not listed specifically here as illegal does not mean it's allowed. All players are expected to use common sense and are personally responsible for reading the pinned threads found in the Moderation forum. Questions regarding appropriateness or other concerns can be sent via PM to an appropriate moderator.   A permanent ban on the forums results in a game ban, and vice versa. Please note that the in-game warn system works on a "three strikes you're out" policy and that in-game actions (including warnings and deletions) may not be appealed. For more information regarding in-game rules please read the Cyber Nations Game Rules.   1.) First Warning
      2.) Second Warning
      3.) Third Warning (48 hour suspension at the forum)
      4.) Fourth Warning (120 hour suspension at the forum)
      5.) Permanent Ban   Game Bans and Forum Bans
      If you receive a 100% warn level on the forums, you will be subject to removal from the forums AND have your nation deleted and banned from the game at moderator(s) discretion.   If you are banned in the game, then you will be banned from the forums.   Process of Appeals
      Players may not appeal any in-game actions. This includes cheat flags, canceled trades, content removals, warn level increases, nation deletion, and bans from the game.   Players may appeal individual forum warnings. You may only appeal a warning if you can show with evidence that it was unwarranted or unduly harsh. If a reasonable amount of time has passed (no less than one month and preferably longer) in which you have demonstrated reformed behavior than you may request a warning level reduction. Wasting staff time with inappropriately filed reports and/or unfounded appeals will result in a warn level raise. Repeat incidences will result in a ban from the forum.   Bans are permanent. Banned players may appeal to the Senior Staff if they believe grounds exist (very, very rare) in which they state their case with evidence and why explain why they believe they deserve to be allowed back into Cyber Nations. This process is not quick and the investigation into cases may last three minutes or three weeks or more depending on the individual situation.   The only place where discussion of moderator action is acceptable is in the appropriate Moderation forum. Posting commentary on or disagreement with moderator action elsewhere will result in a warn level raise.   Posting
      All posts must be in English. Common phrases in other languages will be allowed so long as they are translated upon request. Foreign languages are permitted in signatures and avatars, however.   Certain areas of the forum require you to have a nation in either standard CN or CN:TE. If you have...   A SE and a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are allowed to post in either SE or TE areas of the forum. You must have your CN:TE nation name listed in your profile to post in the CN:TE section of the forum.
      Just an SE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are not allowed to post in any TE areas of the forum.
      Just a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your TE nation name or ruler name. Your must have your CN:TE nation name listed correctly in your profile. You are not allowed to post in any of the SE areas. You are allowed to post in the water cooler, question center and the moderation forums. Other than that, all your posts need to stay in the TE area.   Flame/Flamebait/Trolling
      Flaming is expressing anger or lobbing insults at a person/player rather than a character, post, idea, etc. Flamebait are posts that are made with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking another user into rule-breaking. Trolling is submitting posts with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking a specific group into rule-breaking. Forum users should not be participating in any of these, and doing so will result in a warning.   Topic Hijacking
      Hijacking is forcing the current thread discussion off of the original topic and usually results in spam or flame from either side. Forum users found hijacking threads will be given a warning.   Repeat Topics
      One topic is enough. Repeat topics will be locked, removed, and the author given a warning. Users found creating repeat topics after others were locked by staff will receive a warn raise.   Joke Topics
      Topics created as a joke are prohibited. Joke topics will be locked and the author warned. This includes topics in which the author is making an announcement “for” another in-game alliance. Humorous threads are permitted; it is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what is merely satire and what is actually a joke topic.   Spam
      Spam is defined as creating posts or topics containing only contentless material of any kind. Users found spamming will receive a warning. Examples include (but are in no way limited to) posts containing nothing but smilies, "+1", "QFT", "this" any other one/few-word contentless combination, joke threads, or posts containing quotes and anything that counts as spam by itself. Adding words to a post with the express intent of avoiding a spam warn will result in a warning. These posts and other similar contributions have no substance and hence are considered spam. Posts of "Ave", "Hail" or any other one word congratulatory type are acceptable as one word posts. Emoticon type posts such as "o/" without accompanying text is still not allowed. Posts containing only images are considered spam, unless the image is being used in the Alliance Politics sub-forum and then the actual text of the image be placed into spoiler tags.   Posting in All Caps
      Posting large amounts of text in capital letters is not permitted. Use discretion when using your caps lock key.   No Discussion Forums
      There are forums that are not for discussion and are used strictly for game and forum staff to address certain issues, bugs, etc. The following forums are not open to discussion: Report Game Abuse, Report Forum Abuse, and Warn/Ban Appeals. Only moderators and the original poster may post in a thread, period, with absolutely no exceptions. Users found disobeying this guideline will receive an automatic warning for each offense.   Moderation Forums
      All Moderation forums also maintain pinned threads clearly marked as required reading before posting. Failure to read and follow required reading and procedure in a Moderation forum will result in a warning. Examples include posting requests in the wrong forum, failure to include all required information in posts, etc. The standard of conduct and enforcement of rules in Moderation forums is strictly enforced and the repercussions for disregarding rules or disrespecting staff are harsh. Read the pinned threads before posting and you will be fine.   Namecalling
      Excessive or unqualified namecalling is not allowed in IC forums; namecalling should also never make up the bulk of a post. Namecalling is prohibited entirely in all OOC forums.   Filtered Words
      Any attempts to evade the word filter will result in a warning. The terms we have filtered are filtered for a reason and no excuse for evasion will be accepted. Filter evasion includes censoring or deliberately misspelling part of a filtered word.   If you link to a website, image, video, etc., containing profanity, please post a disclaimer before the link. The moderation staff may still remove links if the content is deemed too obscene.   Harassment
      Forum users should not be stalking/harassing others on the forums. Anyone found stalking players from topic to topic, etc., will be subject to a warning.   Gravedigging
      Gravedigging is not allowed anywhere on the forums. Gravedigging is "bumping" old topics which haven't been active for quite some time (four to seven days is standard depending on the nature of the thread and how many pages back it had been pushed before bump). Your warn level will be raised if you are caught doing this.   The Suggestion Box and Black Market forums are partial exceptions to this rule. Suggestions/ideas in that forum may be posted in regardless of age PROVIDING that the reviving post contains constructive, on-topic input to the original topic or discussion. Black Market threads may be bumped by the author if there is new information about the offered exchange (i.e open aid slots). In the Player Created Alliances forum it will not be considered gravedigging to bump a topic up to a year old, so long as the alliance in question still exists and it is not a duplicate thread.   Signatures
      Those who fail to read and abide by these rules will have their signatures removed and receive a warning.   You may have only one image per signature which may not exceed the maximum size of 450 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall. You may have no more than 8 lines of text and text size cannot exceed size 4. Each quote-tag, image and empty line count as a line.   Inappropriate Images and Other Disallowed Images
      Images that are sexual in nature or have sexual overtones are prohibited. It is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what constitutes sexual overtones. Depictions of kissing are permissible provided there are no sexual implications. Images depicting female nipples are prohibited outright.   Making “ASCII art” is prohibited regardless of the image depicted.   Using photos or likenesses of another Cyber Nations player is also prohibited.   Drug References
      Images and posts promoting illegal drug use are prohibited. References to drugs are acceptable only if the moderation staff deems that it is not promoting the use thereof.   Obscene Content and/or "Account Suicide"
      Anyone caught posting vulgar material (including but in no way limited to pornography, "gross," "tubgirl," "lemonparty," photos depicting RL illegal acts such as violence towards humans or animals, child pornography, death photos, and any other obscene or offensive material in either text form or picture form) will have their account(s) permanently banned, and their ISP contacted along with any other applicable internet and RL authorities.   OOC Threats / Revealing Personal Information
      An OOC threat of any nature will equate to an automatic ban from the game and forums. Likewise, the publishing of personal information of any other player without their explicit permission is grounds for warning and/or a ban from the game depending on the severity of the offense.   Death Threats / Death Wishes
      A death threat or a death wish of any nature (including but not limited to telling another player to commit suicide) will result in at very least a 40% warn level increase and 2 day suspension from the forums, with harsher punishments, including a complete ban from the forums and game, up to the discretion of the moderation staff.   Quoting Rulebreaking Posts
      Do not quote any post with obscene content or any other content that has to be removed by the moderation staff. Doing so makes it more difficult for the moderation staff to find and remove all such content and will result in a warn level increase. Putting rulebreaking posts of any kind in your signature is prohibited.   Forum Names
      With the exception of moderator accounts, all forum accounts must match up exactly with the ruler name or nation name of your in-game country. Those found not matching up will be warned and banned immediately. Forum account names may not be profane or offensive.   Multiple Forum Accounts
      With the exception of moderators, if you are caught with multiple forum accounts, the multiple account(s) will be banned, warn level raised, and your identity will be announced by a moderator to the CN community so rule-abiding players can take IC action against you. Multiple forum account offenders will receive a varying percentage warn level raise and/or a permanent ban on a case-by-case basis.   Posting For Other Players
      Posting for banned or suspended players is prohibited, as is posting for any person without a nation. This includes making warn and ban appeals on their behalf.   Imitation &. Impersonation
      Imitation in terms of this forum is mimicking the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in an attempt to be satirical or generally humorous. Impersonation in terms of this forum is copying the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in order to present the illusion that the person is in fact that user. Imitation is fine and can be quite funny. Impersonation is disruptive and is warnable. Please pay attention to the subtle difference between these two concepts.   A player may not impersonate another player by emulating the characteristics of someone else's past or present account in an attempt to harass, stalk, or flamebait. Creating a new forum account in an attempt to impersonate a standing account will result in deletion and banning without notice.   Any attempt at imitation and/or impersonation of moderators and game staff is strictly prohibited and will be met with harsh repercussions.   Avatars
      Size for avatars is limited by the forum mechanics, therefore there is no size issue for a user to worry about. Avatars must be in good taste, and any avatar containing a picture that is too violent, disgusting, sexually explicit, insulting to another player or staff member, etc. will be removed. Avatars that are potentially seizure inducing will not be permitted. Players may not "borrow" the avatars of any moderator past or present without permission.   Swastikas and Nazi Imagery
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  1. United Republic of the Phoenix DoE

    We do. I seem to have forgotten to put that in there  :facepalm:   We're under the protection of DT
  2. United Republic of the Phoenix Declaration of Existence   We, the United Republic of the Phoenix, do hearby declare our existence. We formed on February 2, 2014. Our alliance came to be after a sudden merger between Promethia and North Star Federation. Knowing that said merger would not only be the end of Promethia, but also something that I as a government member had no previous knowledge of, I, vlasktom, felt that my governmental authority had been violated and decided to leave.   If you'd like to chat with us on IRC, you can find us in #urp. Or, if you'd rather chat with us on our forum, you can find that here: http://urphoenix.forumotion.com/   Below, you will find our Constitution.   [spoiler] Section I: Preamble     The United Republic of the Phoenix (henceforth referred to as URP), was founded on February 2nd, 2014 as a successor state by founders Vlasktom, Herr Kohler, Kryskov, Unseen, qwxy and NathanCaelum and is an active yellow sphere alliance. The United Republic of the Phoenix is dedicated to the economic development, management and well being of its member nations. URP also believes that an active military is needed to protect both its investments and members, and those of its allies. URP considers the economic growth of each of its members to be of the highest priority, and that each member is of the utmost importance. The United Republic of the Phoenix will not hesitate to protect its investments and members, and those of its allies, with military force and will do all in its power to end any conflict which arises to threaten the stability of this alliance.     Section II: Reaffirmation   Article I:   The United Republic of the Phoenix, will be, and will forever continue to be the alliance that was envisioned by its founders. URP holds its constitution as the highest document of law within its confines and its members are proud to uphold its letter.     Article II: Values of the United Republic     URP’s values are what this alliance holds most important. This alliance will be steadfast in the defense and upholding of its values. The disposition in which we earnestly strive to achieve. Through the means of unity and strength will this alliance lay a foundation of serenity and peace that will achieve a stable and secure community that embodies these values. Through these values,   The United Republic of the Phoenix will coalesce to foster a friendly and helpful alliance in which to join, work and present the opportunity for individuals to place their input into an alliance which furtively pursues such matters.     Article III: Purpose     URP's highest priority is the economic and technological development of its members. As well as the protection of its investments and members from any and all threats that arise to threaten the stability of the United Republic.     Section III: Admission into The United Republic of the Phoenix   Article I: Admission Requirements     Ruler Name: Nation Name: Link to Nation: Team Color: Are You Currently at War?: Previous Alliances: Why You Want to Join: Recruiter’s Name: Skills You Can Bring to the Alliance: Do you officially agree with our constitution?: Yes/No   Article II: Guidelines   1. No member may post pornographic images. 2. No member may declare war on another nation without permission. 3. No member may spy on another member nation 4. Treat fellow members and diplomats with respect 5. If you agree to a 'tech deal' you must stick with it   By signing up and requesting to become a member of the United Republic of the Phoenix, you agree that:   1. You are not on any active black lists 2. You are not part of another alliance 3. You are not involved in any wars 4. You are not aiding warring nations 5. You are not a target of another alliance 6. You will follow all procedures and laws passed by The URP Government. 7. All previous alliances must be disclosed 8. Your team color is strongly recommended to be yellow, but exceptions are made. 9. You have joined the alliance in game.   Final decision will be made by The Senate, an interview by the Senate will be conducted if deemed necessary, or if requested by the applicant. Exceptions to Admission Requirements or Processes can also be requested by the applicant to the Senate. Reason for denial of application may or may not be shared. Any infraction of the Laws, Procedures, Constitution, or Application Process will result in punishment including, but not limited to, expulsion from URP.     Section IV: Government of the United Republic of the Phoenix   Article I: Government Basics   The Senate is the main governing body of the United Republic of the Phoenix. It is composed in order of power, authority and prestige, foremost, the President, the Vice President, and then the Senators and finally, the adjutants. The President will usually preside over all government meetings, but the Vice President may preside in the President's absence.    Article II: The Democratic Process   The United Republic of the Phoenix is a democracy. All positions in the URP government are elected positions whose holders’ are chosen by the membership of the United Republic. Elections are won by a simple majority. Legislation is voted on and approved by the Senate and the President. Most legislation passes with a simple majority.   Article III: The Presidency   Subarticle I:   The President has full control of the daily operations of the alliance and determines the main objectives the alliance is pursue. The president sets the goals for the alliance and they are the ultimate power in URP, other than the Supreme Court.   Subarticle II:   The President is able to propose legislation but is not able to vote on legislation. If the president is either for or against something and the majority of the votes went against the president, the president must still sign the bill into law once approved by the supreme court.   Subarticle III:   The President can veto legislation whenever they feel it is necessary. In order for congress to bypass a veto, a ⅔ majority is required in both chambers and the legislation returns to the house to begin the voting process. If the veto is overridden, the president MUST approve it.   Subarticle IV:   Executive orders are available to the president twice per term and the president may use them at their own discretion. If the president writes legislation and attaches an executive order to it, the legislation bypasses congress and goes straight to the supreme court. If approved by the court, the bill is now law. If the bill is struck down by the court, the executive order is still exhausted and a new one is not given to the president.   Subarticle V:   The President is the Commander-in-Chief of the military. As such, they have ultimate say on what goes on in the military.   Article IV: The Senate   The senate is the senior governing body of the United Republic of the Phoenix. The senate is made up of the Vice President, Minister of Internal Affairs, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministers, Minister of Finance, Minister of Defense and the Minister of Education. Each member gets one (1) vote in legislative matters. Any member of the senate may propose legislation. The Vice President is the Senate Chair.   Subarticle I: The Vice President   The Vice President is responsible for conducting alliance related duties in coordination with the respective heads of each department. The Vice President advises the President, directs the Senate, and promotes government policies. Should the President fall absent or unable to perform his duties, the Vice President shall convene in counsel with the Senate and will gain the President’s position until the rest of the term is finished. The Vice President shall organize the Senate and is responsible for maintaining proper procedure and counting the votes.     Subarticle II: Minister of Internal Affairs    The Minister of Internal Affairs manages all internal issues of URP. Their responsibilities include reviewing and resolving disputes between members, ensuring compliance with all rules and regulations, monitoring the progression and activity of members, providing assistance and advice to members, ensuring guides are up-to-date and understandable. He will also be in charge of managing the membership academy, mentorship program and bringing any concerns to the attention of the Senate.    Subarticle III: Minister of Finance   The Minister of Finance is responsible for the organization of finance, trade and technology, both internally and externally. These duties include drafting technology contracts between alliances, importing and/or exporting, actively encouraging members who should sell tech to sell it, assisting members who wish to buy/sell technology. monitoring member’s compliance with technology regulations and acting accordingly. Approving or denying financial aid requests, managing startup-aid payments, providing assistance to members seeking trades and/or circles and ensuring members trade slots are filled appropriately.   Subarticle IV: Minister of Foreign Affairs   The Minister of Foreign Affairs conducts international relations on behalf URP. Their responsibilities include the drafting, negotiation, and ratification of treaties and agreements, the management of all embassies internal and external and diplomats in conjunction with The President and his/her advisors, and being present on the home and allies IRC channels and handling any disputes that may arise with other alliances. They should also keep track of global news, report to the Senate on how, if at all, it affects the United Republic, and report alliance achievements and news to our allies and friends.   Subarticle V: Minister of Defense   The Minister of Defense is responsible for the day-to-day military and intelligence activities of the United Republic of the Phoenix. He serves as the leader of the armed forces during war and is responsible for the implementation of military strategy, including the appointment and training of starship leaders. He is chiefly responsible for military and intelligence actions in times of war, answering only to the President.   Subarticle VI: Minister of Education   The Minister of Education directs URP’s efforts to educate its younger member of the basics of Planet Bob and this alliance. He is responsible for overseeing the entire education process, which includes directing members to the guides, testing members on their knowledge of the basics of CN and instilling young and inexperienced members with extensive knowledge that is needed to be successful in both CN and URP.     Article V: Adjutants and the House   Adjutants will be subject to the rules and regulations as stated by their Department Leader. They will be constrained to their specific department unless specifically asked to assist elsewhere. Adjutants will serve as assistants to the Senators and members in their respective departments. These positions are to be appointed by the respective Ministers. Adjutants are also full fledged members of the house and have 1 vote each.   Article VI: Succession   Should the President become incapacitated, the Vice President will become acting leader, and should the Vice President become incapacitated, the remainder of the government body will take direct control of The United Republic of the Phoenix, with each having equal voting power, until such time a special election can be called from within the government body.      Article VII: Impeachment   Subarticle I:   Impeachment is an option available to congress and any one senator or house member may begin the process for impeachment, should enough evidence be provided that impeachment is necessary.   Subarticle II:   In order to begin the process of impeachment, valid reason must be found that the President is no longer able to lead the alliance. A ¾ majority is required by both chambers of congress to impeach a president. The Vice-President is not allowed to vote in the matter.   Subarticle III:   Should impeachment pass both chambers of congress, the supreme court will review whether or not the criteria for impeachment were met and whether or not the offense committed by the President was truly one for which they should be impeached. If the court finds that the criteria has been met, the President is removed from power at that moment and the Vice-President assumes the Presidency. The Court’s decision can not be overturned.   Subarticle IV:   Reasons for impeachment include but are not limited to; Treason, breaches of the constitution of any kind, gross negligence of the alliance, a long period of inactivity that was not given reason for, bribery, and other High Crimes.   Subarticle V:   Impeachment bars a political official from running from office unless they appeal to the Supreme Court.   Section V: No Confidence Vote   Any member of the alliance may declare a vote of no confidence on any member of the government. A vote of no confidence will succeed if a ⅔ majority of alliance members, government or not, vote to impeach an official. This process requires no judicial review.       Section VI: The Supreme Court     Article I:   The purpose of a Supreme Court of the United Republic of the Phoenix is to rule on the legality and constitutionality of legislation passed by the URP Government. The Supreme Court will consist of three judges who will be appointed by the President of URP.   Article II:   All judges who are appointed by the President must be approved by all members of the URP Senate. Justices will be confirmed by a simple majority. All justices are in power until the current leader steps down or should a justice resign, in which case a new justice is to be appointed. If legislation is ruled unconstitutional, the judges must cite their reasoning and the legislation is, from that point on, dead. Legislation is ruled dead by a simple majority in the court.   Article III:   The justices have final say on the legality of legislation and no legislation that has been struck down by the Supreme Court may be revived by the government. Justices do not have a say in creation process of legislation or the voting process as they must remain unbiased.   Section VI: Legislation   Article I:   The key to a functioning alliance is legislation. Legislation can not be one sided, unilaterally passed with only one featured voice. The democratic system solves this problem in that many opinions are featured in the writing and voting of legislation.   Article II:   Legislation can be proposed by anybody in the senate or house. Legislation must pass both the house and senate in order to go to the president for approval. Legislation passes with a simple majority. Once approved by the president, legislation is sent to the Supreme Court for review. Once reviewed by the court, the legislation is either approved or struck down by the court. Should the court approve the legislation, the legislation is now law. If the legislation is struck down by the court, the legislation is dead.   Article III:   If a bill passes one chamber of congress, but not the other, then the bill shall be tabled for a period of 48 hours. During this time, debate on the bill shall be opened. After this period is over, both chambers shall vote once again on the bill. If the bill is not passed the second time, it will be deleted from the agenda. Legislation voting always starts in the house.     Section VII: Treaties, Amendments, Wars and Measures   Article I: Treaties will require a majority vote by The Senate.   Article II:   Amendments to the Constitution can be submitted to the Senate for consideration. Amendments to the Constitution require a ⅔ majority vote by the Senate and House. Amendments will then be open to a public referendum for 72 hours, where a simple majority would pass the amendment. All other measures that require official government decision will be decided in the same process as above, with a majority vote by the Senate. Anything passes with a simple majority.   Article III:   The Senior Command will uphold all contractual obligations to the letter, as specified within the document in question, and as relating to the charter. We also recognize that there be no requirement of a document to come to the aid of our friends and allies if the need arises, whether it be via military need, financial need, or otherwise.   Article IV:   All members will have direct control over their military, but are expected to mobilize if a war were to occur, members are also expected to follow orders by Minister of Defense and their respective division leaders. Declaring war requires a unanimous vote by The Senate. A unanimous decision must be reached by the Senate within 36 hours. If a unanimous decision is not reached, a vote will go public and a majority of the public can approve a Declaration of War. This vote will last 24 hours.   Article V:   "Tech-Raiding" is forbidden in URP under all circumstances. All who take part in tech raiding are in direct violation of this constitution and will have their respective memberships revoked. If you are on the receiving end of a 'Tech-Raid', you must bring it to the attention to The Senate immediately.   Article VI:   Any nation caught ghosting in URP without authorization will be given a chance to either apply for membership, or change AA. If neither is done within an unspecified period of time, said nation will be subject to all means of warfare available, becoming a target of URP, its allies, and friends.   Article VII:   If an altercation ensues, outside of open warfare, between a member of URP and another legitimately aligned nation, a cease fire order will be given. The cease fire order will remain active until said message is read, at which point a cease fire and delegation for reparations is expected. If the message shows as read without a response from the attacker, or any attacks are conducted after said message is sent, he will be a valid target for all of URP, its allies, and friends. Diplomatic measures between alliance governments will be attempted in addition to the above listed measures.   If an altercation ensues between a member of URP and another illegitimately aligned nation, they will become a target of all means of warfare available, becoming a target of URP, its allies, and friends.   Article VIII:   In the event that a member of URP attacks a legitimately aligned nation, the member will be seen as a rogue nation, and it will be expected that a counter attack would ensue upon the member in question by the nation and its alliance as well as from URP forces. Delegation will be sought in attempt to correct the action, but reparations will not be provided to or from any uninvolved nation.   In the event of an open Declaration of War, it is assumed that nuclear weapons can, and will be used, unless specifically stated by the government within the Declaration.[/spoiler]
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