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ATLA: The Fire Nation

Committee Topic

The time has come, ladies and gentlemen, for the Fire Nation to complete their century-long plan of world domination and take what is rightfully theirs. Over the past 100 years, they have enjoyed an unprecedented amount of prosperity, especially in comparison to the rest of the element kingdoms.  The Earth Nation has resorted to hiding behind the walls of Ba Sing Se, the Water Nation is split between two radically different tribes on both poles of the world, and the Air Nation was decimated by Fire Lord Sozin years ago.  Now, with Sozin’s Comet set to make its return, bringing a boundless source of power at the Fire Nation’s disposal, there are many problems that this committee must settle.

As members of this congregation, delegates are tasked with strategically planning out the Fire Nation’s militaristic and political actions as they attempt to take out the two remaining kingdoms and secure complete control of the bending universe.  Fire Lord Ozai, who will be chairing this committee, will provide delegates with his expectations and recommendations here and there, but the responsibility of creating a unique plan of action and responses to various crises falls solely on the delegates. 

From internal conflicts to diplomatic relations with other nations, this committee has plenty on its plate to deal with in order to ensure that every step taken over the past 100 years was not in vain.  You will find that this journey will not be easy, but if this committee navigates this ship correctly through dangerous waters, then the benefits reaped will be insurmountable.

Letter from the 

Crisis Director

Greetings to the Fire Nation!

 

My name is Pranav Chugh, and I will be your Crisis Director for this committee. I am a junior at the U, majoring in Political Science and Psychology, and I am proudly serving as one of the Head Delegates for our school's Model UN team. Outside of school, I love playing video games and drinking an insane amount of soda, along with my involvement in Greek life and various community service initiatives.  I have been an avid fan of the Avatar: The Last Airbender series since its inception, and I am not ashamed to admit that I cried while live-viewing the final episode when I was 10 years old.  To me, the series beautifully incorporates more mature themes, such as morals, respect, and pride, and explains them in a way that children can understand and appreciate them, while also being insanely interesting and funny along the way. 

When choosing which part of the universe to focus on, I contemplated which storyline would yield the most fueled and inspired debate in a committee session, and it became clear to me that nothing can beat the interconnections and power that the Fire Nation has.  I also decided that the best way for the delegates to be engaged is to give them a free world to change the real timeline of the TV series; therefore, the committee timeline will start right before the first episode of the first season.  This allows us to create our own reality and change the course of the entire show, where the actions in the frontroom and backroom will lead to an unexpected ending, which can be either positive or negative for the Fire Nation.  If you have any specific questions, please feel free to e-mail me with your queries and I will be happy to help.  I hope all of you in this committee are as eager to solve these crises as I am, and I'm looking forward to a fun-filled weekend!