The Order of the Imperial Shadow This order will aggressively seek Japanese strategic supremacy in the world, in the best tradition of the Meiji Restoration 1867 and the Japanese quest for creating a greater co-prosperity sphere. Wisdom and prudent judgement on strategy will prevail over short term profit and budo principles. The overarching ambition and objective will remain the same, is to make Japan the premier strategic powerhouse in the world. The more power to the Japanese Empire, the more power to the nobility and the members of the Japanese State. The Order of the Imperial Shadow seeks to expand the elites powers in order to ascertain the historicfal mission of Japanese domination. Everything is subject to the interest of the Japanese State, in the national interest, lives will be sacrificed, luxuries omitted and individuals put to the ultimate test. Cohesion of the Japanese Empire, its long term expansion through perseverance, patience and a strong sense of audacity will call for leaders, men and women alike, to take the necessary risks in order to make Japan, the land of the rising sun, get a place in the sun, and even become one, among the various political satellites we will encounter in our march. Japan has no reservations on making other civilizations servants of our longer term aspirations, and through our delicate politcal machineries and social engineering of our neighbours, reshape the world in the Japanese image. In order to reach this vision of total Japanese domination, either military or diplomatic, we need to establish a core council aggressively and persistently advocating this coherent thought to the Japanese leadership. The Program of the Order of the Shadow has three primary objectives and ten directives that is instrumental to reach these objectives. In the idea of secret societies like Illuminati, we purse a Master Plan lasting a full 6000 years. Objectives 1. Japan shall be self sufficient on strategic military industrial resources and force strategic rivals into submission by the end of Japans Ancient time. 2. Japan shall through the Medieval and Renaissance period dominate the continent in which Japan is located. 3. Through the Industrial and Modern period, Japan shall achieve the creation of a greater co-properity sphere with national control over strategic resources and assure the spread of the Japanese destiny in the spirit of Nihonjinron, the Japanese people and finally the Japanese nobility. 10 Directives for Japanese Supremacy 1. Strategic resources is the core of Japans national interest and should be prioritized over city building and luxuries for the common good. 2. Japans Religious and Militaristic tradition calls for a pro evolutionary movement, hence "Provolution", in order to ensure by sudden strategic revolution of government type followed by forceful evolutions of new state forms and bold strategic policies that Japan is firmly for Pro Evolution. 3, Japans military doctrine will be only to fight wars in which we have a defined outcome that is tangibly meeting Japans strategic interests. Japan will never fight wars unless there is a strategically defined outcome. 4. Any government structure of Japan should reflect Japanese uniqueness, in Japanese the discussion of Nihonjinron, and firmly relate to Japans advantages in the martial and religious field. Science development and military campaigns should be subject to a grander vision of optimizing the full potential of the Japanese rationale for sudden and forceful expansion. 5. Gubernatorial powers are subject to the historical mission of Japan, and would primarily be the military governor of Japan, everytging for the Nobunaga Shoguns through Douglas MacArthur are in this tradition. The prodcution in Japanese cities will be based on these Japanese comparative advantages in mind. Commerce, Japanese budo as well as culture are all subject to Nihonjinron, and there to serve the realization of Nihonjinron. 6. Japan, as an uniquely insular culture regardless of location, should aggressively seek to dominate the seaways in order to ascertain control of the coveted strategic resoources, luxuries are considered appropriate if discovered en route to these strategic resources. 7. The Order of the Imperial Shadow seeks the establishment of an Imperial High command, in order to extend the necessary Japanese martial influence on future satellites of the Imperial Japan through military mastery of the four elements. The Defense Minister should be responsible and command the Japanese High Command, or Imperial Command, comprising of Supreme General, Supreme Admiral and Supreme Samurai of the Imperial Guard. 8. The Japanese culture should pursue domination of the four elements critical to Japanese strategic dominance, namely wisdom and the strengthening of the Japanese naval and military traditions. This will impact culture, both in terms of culture (temples and education) as well as wonders (Lighthouse, Magellan, Sun Tzu and the Great Wall). 9. Japan should turn every new civilization into a future satellite by the means of the word, the plant and the sword in this natural order. First line of defense is diplomacy, then, we will press territorial issues and finally, when these does not work, we decide to attack at our time and choosing. We always choose our wars, otherwise we make small concessions. 10. Japan will prevail through professional excellence and operational strength, political snakes threatening the application of Japanese uniqueness have no future or place in Nihonjinron and will be shunned. Finally The rder of the Imperial shadow need Council of Schichi ni no Samurai, which with diverse talents should found, develop, and promulgate this grand and sensible vision into firm action. sociologists found that seven strong individuals is the best base for an optimal project organization. Therefore, in addition to the undersigned, the Order calls for six commited noblemen and women of exceptional prowess and quality to fill the remaining ranks of our order. It is critical to state that the Order is not a political instrument , party or combine designated on degrading the ideals of the Demo-game, but that each member is allowed and privileged to vote by their own convictions. This, however, does not disalllwo agreement of the individual members. Elder of the Order Provolution Other samurai seats. The Order calls for Gunma-kakarino mono Charge d'affaires military questions Ume no fune no kakarino mono Charge d'affaires naval expansion questions shakai kangaeru no kakari no mono Charge d'affaires political change/revolution questions Gaikoku no kotoro de kakari no mono Charge d'affaires foreign questions Keezai to Keiei no kotoro no kakarino mono Charge d'affaires Economy and management questions FILLED Nodoldan Longest serving Provincial Governor with a full 10 terms , in three provinces over three separate games and the premier expert on running city economy build queues and fully capable on counsel in economic and management affairs. I would vote for this man, regardless of office. Kagemusha to Kempeitai no kakarino mono Charge d'affaires Conspiracy and Secret Police Questions Coinich, ideologically firm, politically pure and a capable Intelligence Czar on matters of internal and external national security. New to this arena, but well versed in other arenas relevant to this job. These positions will be filled after review of the candidates, CIV players are generally bright people, sio I think we should fill these chairs with ideologically suitable people. Moderator Action: For RPG-play only, not for the in-game elections Yours Provolution NIHON SHORAI, BANZAI Moderator Action: I've asked you politely if this was a Political party and to edit or delete the parts which make it a political party. Instead you've editted my PM in your posts.