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Team Color Orange team.gif Orange
Founder(s) ShawnNL
Founded December 24th, 2007


(Imperial Chancellor)

(Minister of Economics)

(Minister of Defense)

(Minister of Foreign Affairs)

(State Secretary)
International relations

link= alliance Statistics as of May 13th, 2008

Total Nations 74
Strength 623,925
Avg. Strength 8,431
Nukes 20
Score 2.87
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General Info


ISSF is an Orange Team Alliance. ISSF stands for International States of Solidarity and Freedom. The alliance was founded by ShawnNL on December 24th, 2007. After being involved in other alliances and alliance politics, ShawnNL decided to try his hand at creating an alliance from scratch. With an idea in mind he ventured forth and founded the ISSF.

The ISSF began recruitment immediately and in a very short time had exploded it's member count from 1 to 140 members. During this first initial recruiting drive many newcomers to the game were welcomed into the ISSF. Being a small alliance, with budding new players the learning curve was a little steep. With persistence, ShawnNL continued to attempt to make his alliance come to life.

Government & Politics


The government of the ISSF is built for speed in decisions and maintaining a centralized seat of power. Below are the positions and their descriptions taken from the ISSF Official Chater

Emperor & Imperial Chancellor
The Emperor and Imperial Chancellor hold ultimate discretion over the ISSF alliance. They are the key elements in the higher level government. All matters are subject to these seats of power. Any decisions made by any member of government may be over-turned by the Emperor or Imperial Chancellor. The Emperor holds ultimate power, while the Imperial Chancellor is there in assistance form. Imperial Chancellor will hold power in absence of the Emperor. During times of absence, the Imperial Chancellor will become acting Emperor and will have full duties and responsibilities of the Emperor.

If the absence of the Emperor is extended beyond reasonable time-frames, the Imperial Chancellor and Imperial Ministers may remove the Emperor from position, moving the Imperial Chancellor to become the new Emperor. At such a time, the Imperial Chancellor will also name his second, to become Imperial Chancellor.

Imperial Ministers
Imperial Ministers are appointed by the Emperor or Imperial Chancellor. They are also member of the higher government. Their duties vary and are assigned by the Emperor or Imperial Chancellor. Imperial Ministers are not elected officials, they are hand chosen, and as such can not be voted out of power. Demotions are solely the discretion of the leadership. For any decisions affecting the alliance as a whole, two ministers may make decisions if the matter is pressing and cannot wait 12 hours.

Imperial Diet
Imperial Diet are appointees of the Imperial Ministers and members of the complete government. Their duty is to assist the Imperial Ministers in the duties that have been appointed to them. Imperial Diet are not an election-based seat. Imperial Diet will be members hand chosen from the active membership. Members in good standing and active in the forums may nominate themselves for a position, but as such are still hand selected by Ministers or above.

Current Officials

Members of the Higher Government
Position Who Took Office Additional Info
Emperor ShawnNL Dec 24, 2007
Imperial Chancellor bk Jan 5, 2008 Before: Minister Economical Affairs
Minister Economical Affairs blokje Jan 5, 2008
Minister of Defense Gribs Mar 6, 2008
Minister of Foreign Affairs Michael Malone Feb 29, 2008
Secretary of State Lord Monkey

Members of the Imperial Diet
AnubisX Duke Lansky Jayden McCross
Kamir Shapid


Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs are handled by the Secretary of State, Lord Monkey. They deal with the day to day operations, adherence to the charter, recruitment, training, and internal security.


The ISSF maintained a new existence as an alliance for nearly three months without any official charter. After debate, government changes, and real-life time constraints, the government set forth to create their charter. On March 3rd, 2008, it was officially adopted and made effective.
For the full text of the ISSF Charter, please visit the article: ISSF Charter.


The ISSF is currently is operating an open recruitment status. Applications can be made at the official ISSF Forums. Though recruitment is currently open, membership is not guaranteed. Members must submit an application for the government of the ISSF to approve.

Internal Security

The ISSF maintains an internal security force. These individuals, known as the Imperial Guard, are a subset of the State department that specialize in information gathering and force. Their duties are multiple and are not limited to the following:

  • Monitor membership
  • Gather Intelligence on Ghosts and Rogues
  • Assist the army in organizing attack plans
  • Protect members of the ISSF Government

Foreign Affairs

Foreign affairs are handled by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Micheal Malone. The duties of the Foreign Affairs department are to build and maintain relationships with the rest of "Planet Bob". ISSF Members may apply to become a diplomat, once approved they can request or will be assigned to an alliance. Their duties are to be a focal contact point for that alliance, enhancing inter-alliance communication. Foreign Affairs is also responsible for the creation, maintenance, and review of all ISSF Treaties, however it is not the sole responsibility of the Foreign Affairs department to approve those treaties.

Diplomats and Embassies

Alliances wishing to create an embassy with the ISSF need to visit the ISSF Forums and request a mask & embassy. Alliances wishing to have an ISSF diplomat assigned to their alliance may also make requests there. Any alliances wishing to file a complaint against a diplomat that was assigned to them, please contact the Minister of Foreign Affairs

ISSF Diplomats

The following are the current ISSF diplomats:

  • Micheal Malone (as Minister of Foreign Affairs)
  • bk
  • Kamir
  • Duke Lansky
  • Jayden
  • Shapid
  • Gribs
  • avp216
  • convict194
  • CJDiablos
  • Oroper
  • Tsar Blitzer
  • Gorandius


Treaties involving the ISSF
Date Type Who With Link Status
Dec 29th, 2007 Protectorate FOK! link Active
March 25th, 2008 ODP CMEA link Active
May 3rd, 2008 PIAT UCN link Active


While the ISSF maintains a strong economic presence, we are aware that a military force is needed as well to maintain security and safety for our alliance.

Military Structure

The ISSF Military structure currently consists of a Minister of Defense, two colonels, and four lieutenants together lead two squads. As the alliance grows, the military adjusts to compensate, growing and shrinking when necessary.

Military History

The ISSF, though attempting to maintain peace, does recognize the occasional need for military action. To view a history of their involvements please view the ISSF Military Logs.

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