Plagued by inactivity since March 2003, the Republic of Amerada has come back to life, somewhat, as discussions about reconstructing Amerada’s infrastructure from scratch begin to be taken seriously by the Amerada leadership. President Nicholas Bridgewater announced his intent to carry out a proposal by Liam Sinclair to reduce the number of administrative divisions in Amerada from thirteen to just three. The Amerada national map will be redrawn to feature one capital district and two provinces. The reasoning for this reduction as cited in Sinclair’s proposal is to reduce the big government that has caused Amerada severe inactivity as there have been so many government positions to fill that there is usually only one person per colony. The Amerada Senate would be reduced to three seats, one per administrative division.
Further discussion on major reforms in Amerada has focused around a considerable reduction in the size of the House of Common Representatives, and the terms in office for the Prime Minister (currently at 12 months) and the President (currently at no more than 48 months). All reforms are directed at reducing big government and the lack of opposition as it currently exists. It is believed that shorter terms and fewer positions will provide for a more competitive atmosphere, returning Amerada to the intense political atmosphere it had in late 2001 and in 2002. That intense political debate served to improve the country, and it is hoped that it will do so again.
The recent bout of activity that Amerada has received is also accredited to its founder, and perhaps most famous citizen, Earl Washburn. Washburn left Amerada back in March as he was about to be impeached and thrown out of the country after leading two revolutions against the government, the last attempt forcing the government to move to a new Ezboard where Washburn did not have EzOp powers. Washburn has offered to let Amerada use the old Ezboard again, however, any move is unlikely unless Washburn either transfers his EzOp powers to the President, or signs a legally binding agreement to not abuse the powers he has as EzOp.