CRISIS: A GUIDE
Years of Change: The Euromaidan and the Crimean Crisis
CRISIS TIMELINE: November 2013 – January 2015 (Euromaidan to Crimea annexation)
FREDMUN is hosting its first crisis event for its second edition. A crisis is a unique simulation in an MUN whereby delegates and chairs do not follow the normal Rules of Procedures. Instead, participants as such engage in roleplaying, portraying different characters to effectively resolve a historical or fictional dispute.
Crises in MUNs do not necessarily have to follow the correct plot, though the timeline remains fixed. Time in crises can move really fast or really slow, depending on the number of days in a conference, as well as the set time introduced by the topic itself. Since the topic for FREDMUN is from November 2013 to January 2015, we shall assume that time is moving quite fast.
The Crisis Committee is split into different cabinets. Each cabinet works together to accomplish a particular set of objectives. For this simulation, we will have the Ukrainian and the Russian cabinets, each working against one another to deal with the Crimean crisis.
Each cabinet is led by a chair. Again, chairs are not the typical chairs as set out in the RoP of FREDMUN. Chairs in crises are playable characters, usually leading the cabinet through roles such as but not limited to presidential, prime ministerial or royal ones. The chairs’ objective is to maintain order and guide the entire cabinet into achieving their best possible scenario. For FREDMUN, we make possible for delegates to overthrow their chairs in their cabinets. However, chairs removed from their roleplaying power will still have to be assigned a role, in order to ensure there is supervision within the cabinet, even if they are not leading the cabinet anymore.
In the event a character is either removed or “killed” (no one really dies nor do they get hurt – this is only for the simulation!), then delegates shall receive a new character, but they shall not necessarily be within the same cabinet.
All cabinets shall receive directives and commands from the Backroom Staff. The leader of the Crisis overall is the Crisis Director. The hierarchical structure is as follows:
The Crisis Director is in charge of the entire committee. All decisions going through this person are final.
- Years of Change: The Euromaidan and the Crimean Crisis