The United Sovereign Nations









Accepted and Approved by the Chamber of Members on January 12, 2014



            The United Sovereign Nations is a role playing community designed to resemble the United Nations. The USN shall be governed by two separate governments. The “in character” government, explained in the Articles of the United Sovereign Nations, is the entirely fictional and role played government ran by the members of the community. Additionally, there is an “out of character” government. The out of character government is responsible for the upkeep of the USN role-play website, and the enforcement of all rules and regulations. These rules and regulations include conduct codes and rules that govern realism and fairness in role-play. To maintain and balance realism and fun within our community, the USN does hereby establish these bylaws which explain the function of the “out of character” government.


[Section 1]: The Administrative Cabinet is the portion of the out of character government which holds “administrator” rights on the USN website.


[Section 2]: There shall only be three (3) administrators at any one time, unless an additional fourth administrator is requested by the Administrative Cabinet. These administrators are referred to as “Forum Maintenance Administrators”.


[Section 3]: These officers shall include the two remaining founders of the union, who are and shall remain permanent administrators and webmasters, along with an additional third, appointed Subordinate Administrator.

1.      The two permanent administrators, the founders of the union, have retained administrator rights from the founding of the union and have the right to maintain their administrator positions regardless of activity.

2.      The usernames of the permanent administrators are “Chip” and “Jon”.


[Section 4]: The third, appointed administrator is referred to as the “Subordinate Administrator”.

1.      Subordinate Administrators are appointed by the other permanent administrators and the appointment is approved by a majority vote of the Chamber of Members.

2.      Subordinate Administrators are given administrator access on the website.

3.      Subordinate Administrators stay in power until they resign or are removed from office by the two other permanent administrators.


[Section 5]: The Administrative Cabinet is responsible for all forum upkeep and for enforcing the rules and policies established and approved by the Chamber of Members or the Webmaster.


[Section 6]: Having administrative rights should provide no political advantage to a player in the in character, role play world. Additionally, Executive officers in the role-play world should get no advantage in the out of character world.


[Section 7]: Chancellors and Deputy Chancellors do not have administrative rights unless they are selected as a Subordinate Administrator. Additionally, holding one of these offices should not influence the permanent administrators’ decision on which user to appoint as Subordinate Administrator; however, executives aren’t banned from being chosen as a subordinate administrator if they are fit.


[Section 8]: If the Administrative Cabinet so chooses, they may request the right to appoint additional administrators if needed. The Chamber of Members should approve this with a majority vote.


[Section 1]: The Chamber of Members holds some legislative power over the website itself and over the rules that govern role-play in the in-character world of Adonia.


[Section 2]: The Chamber of Members is composed of all the human controllers who role-play in the in character world.


[Section 3]: Each person has one vote in the Chamber. Persons should not get additional votes for having more than one nation, as nations are irrelevant out of character.


[Section 4]: The Chamber of Members is responsible for proposing, debating, and approving rules and regulations that govern the in-character world.


[Section 5]: The Chamber of Members is responsible for approving the appointment of the Subordinate Administrator(s).


[Section 6]: Furthermore, the Chamber of Members is responsible for maintaining two permanent committees. These committees include the Cartographic Committee and the Historical Committee. The composition, jurisdiction, number of members, and the chairperson of these committees should all be decided on by the Chamber of Members; however, there should be no more than five (5) total members in a committee.


[Section 7]: The Chamber of Members also has the right to create new committees as needed. The goals, purposes, jurisdiction, composition, number of members, and the chair person should all be decided upon by the Chamber of members; however, there should be no more than five (5) total members in a committee.


[Section 8]: All formerly approved resolutions and amendments that have created committees or altered already created committees are included in these by laws. For example, IAR #031 which altered the Cartographic Committee is considered part of these by laws.


[Section 1]: The Head of Non-Player Affairs, a traditional position within the USN, shall herein be formally established in these bylaws.

1.      The Head of Non-Player Affairs is the official cartographer of the USN and Chairperson of the Cartographic Committee.

2.      The Head of Non-Player Affairs is a termless position. The office holder must either resign or be removed from office by the Webmaster if the officer holder is inactive. The Chamber of Members does not have the right to depose a Head of Non-Player Affairs.

3.      When a Head of Non-Player Affairs resigns, he/she chooses his/her successor. No approval is required by the Chamber of Members; however, in dire situations the Webmaster may choose a new Head of Non-Player Affairs.

4.      These rules ensure this position is filled by a qualified person who has the appropriate abilities to maintain the map of Adonia, a sacred possession of the United Sovereign Nations.


[Section 2]: All laws and regulations passed before these by laws or before the ratification of the third charter, the Articles of the United Sovereign Nations, shall still retain their significance unless altered by the new charter or these bylaws; these bylaws and the Articles of the United Sovereign Nations hold precedence over any formerly passed resolutions.