JCC Spanish Civil War; La Guerra: The Republicans
It is 1936, and Civil War has just begun to take hold of Spain. The ranks of the Left, known as Loyalists and Republicans, are on the defensive, not just to retain power, but to protect democracy as they know it. Made up of much of the working class, an alliance has formed with the Spanish government, Socialists, Communists and Anarchists. The Left is backed largely by European democracies and the Soviet Union. Internal conflict must be overcome for the Left to claim victory, not to mention the lack of military support from its international allies. Will the movement be able to retain the elected government? Spain must be protected from the Fascist rebellion.
JCC Spanish Civil War; La Guerra: The Nationalists
Armed to the teeth by the Fascist governments of Germany and Italy, the Nationalists are led by General Francisco Franco, revolting against the democratically elected government. The Nationalists are a collection of rebellious factions of the army, industry, landowners, middle classes and the Catholic Church. This revolution is the first act in an increasingly unstable continental Europe, and the world is watching how this conflict will play out. General Franco has his eyes on the throne. With the assistance of the Nationalists, will it be his to take?
Welcome to BosMUN’s third Ad Hoc committee! The Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary General is a unique crisis committee tailored to advanced delegates eager to debate and face surprises. As is the custom for an Ad Hoc Committee, the topic will not be revealed in full until moments before the conference starts. As such, while general preparation must still be done leading up to the conference in order to develop research, writing, and speaking skills, Ad Hoc delegates will have to think on their feet in order to react quickly and effectively to sudden crises they have had minimal time to anticipate. Though preparation is extremely necessary, it takes a completely different form in this committee.
Hakuna Matata: Kenyan Elections 2007
On December 27, 2007, general elections were held in Kenya, electing the President, National Assembly, and local councils. The presidential election saw a vote between incumbent Mwai Kibaki, member of the Party of National Unity, and Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement. President Mwai Kibaki has been declared winner- however, he has not claimed victory without allegations of electoral manipulation. The government has fallen into turmoil in response to these allegations, while ethnic tensions are on the verge of erupting. Who will control the future of the Kenyan people? Can all-out war be avoided?
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Water. Earth. Fire. Air. These four elements serve as the core foundation of the Four Nations, that reign through the world of the Avatar. With each nation fighting for domination, it has long been asserted that power is determined based upon one’s ability to manipulate and control the elements. The Avatar- the single person with the ability to control all four- is tasked with maintaining harmony in a world that has long since abandoned the goal of peace, but this task has grown too big, even for Aang. This committee is tasked with resolving the age old power struggle between fire and water, earth and air, and restoring order to the Four Nations before all hope is lost.
Gods of Olympus
For centuries, the Greek gods have wielded power unimaginable to mere mortals. They have taken on, and defeated, everything from Titans to demigods, meeting every challenge as gods should. To this point the world of humans that the gods are meant to protect has survived, but conflict and attempts at self-destruction appear to be an unavoidable part of human nature. It is up to the Greek gods, who have not failed the human race yet, to ensure that the mortals do not sabotage their existence beyond repair.
Ghost Wars: The Afghan Resistance to Soviet Occupation
It is the mid 1980s. Détente has ended, and Cold War tensions are as high as ever. The USSR has been occupying Afghanistan since 1979, having installed a government friendly to the interests of Brezhnev’s Soviet regime. They have been met with resistance among the Afghan people, primarily tribal populations and Arab volunteers forming into groups known as the mujahedeen. The mujahedeen are not alone, however, as Pakistan, the US, and Saudi Arabia all have their fingerprints on the resistance, driven by their own motivations. A combination of tribal leaders, mujahedeen generals, foreign intelligence officials and investors are now holding an unconventional summit of sorts, seeking to engineer a strategy to Afghanistan of its invaders. What alliances will be formed? Who can be trusted? Can the Soviets be forced out? And most importantly, what happens next?