2028 UK General elections
Source: Science Business, Éanna Kelly
The UK has historically enjoyed one-party majority governments, and the governments of the day always claim to represent the people as they deliver their convictions and policies. Minority governments have been rare. However, with representation being increasingly diverse and simultaneously hard to capture, a nation might want to reconsider their status as a beacon of democracy and parliamentarianism, a status of which they have paraded for centuries.
The year is 2028. The UK and its politics enters unchartered territory, having undergone significant reform of its democratic, institutional and constitutional arrangements, as a consequence of the previous 2024 elections and concerns of perceived democratic backsliding in many nations across the world; coalitions, proportionality and multi-party systems will quickly be the norm. The UK will soon likely join its sister European countries, but what will it take for the former to finally get accustomed to sophisticated democracy and representation in writing and in practice? Will the break in continuity affect the UK's fight on Scottish independence, Brexit, and climate change, to name a few of many issues? What would be the fate for Conservatives and Labour as they face a more diverse and fragmented parliamentary landscape? Will governance stability be a thing of the past? Who will lead, and who will influence in party politics? Will we hark more permanently to minority governments, like the years of 1929, 1974, 2010 and 2017? Most importantly, will democracy and representation prosper or suffer? Choose an MP of a party and set forth the future of the UK!
Hakim is a 4th year studying Politics at the University of Edinburgh. He's from Malaysia, although his classic go-to sentence is "I was born on Borneo Island, moved to Kuala Lumpur after 2 months, and moved a bit down south when I was 8; I still have never been to my birthplace since!"
Hakim is more or less one of those people who have done MUN in both high school and university, although at this point longevity of MUN engagement probably means moot when enjoying MUN and having a good time matters much more. Aside from security councils or specialised committees, Hakim is all too familiar with crisis councils too. His earliest stint was in the League of Nations many years ago, and his latest was the (semi-fictional) Malaysian political crisis back in ULMUN 2021. In-between, he has done the Ancient Roman Senate on the 2nd Punic War, the Cuban Missile Crisis as John F Kennedy, 1991 Council of Post Soviet States and many others. Revisionism and dynamism is what compelled Hakim so much about the fun nature of crisis.
A foodie, a solo-traveller, an alpaca walker, a gelato scooper, a saxophonist, a political and electoral nerd (in no particular order), Hakim loves to meet people from all walks of life in MUN! Come join the 2028 UK Triple Cabinet Crisis! While you're at it, come apply to ScotMUN 2022, where Hakim just so happens to be sec-genning!
HAITI'S 2021 ATTEMPTED COUP
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It is July 4, 2021, and you, a member of the Haitian Cabinet, have just received leaked information that suggests that there are plans to assassinate President Jovenel Moïse and execute a coup d’état. This is the second known attempt of the year on the president’s life, the first being foiled this past February. There has been political unrest over President Moïse’s term length and his maintenance of his power, so the president has no shortage of enemies. The assassination of the president would send the country spiraling into further instability, both politically and socially.
Very little is known about the plans for assassination. It is your job to find ways to protect the president, foil the assassination plan, and placate the people with your fellow cabinet members. Actions will be conducted through collective directives as well as your own personal powers; any decision you make will affect the direction the committee will take.
Hi! I’m Joyce, a 2nd year PPE student at King’s College London. I am originally from Palo Alto, California but I lived in Paris for a couple years as well. This will be my 6th of year of MUN and my 5th year of crisis. My hobbies outside of MUN include playlist making, playing basketball, and reading.
Boxer rebellion crisis
You join us in 1899, as China is suffering in the jaws of European and Japanese imperialism. From the political chaos rises a new hope: the Yihequan or “Righteous and Harmonious Fists”, a religious-sectarian movement which rallies large swathes of the population against the foreign powers. Even the Dowager Empress, leader of the ravaged Chinese state, has joined their effort. These mystical warriors are now zealously assaulting foreign installations and settlers, with the hope of restoring their great country’s sovereignty, and the forgotten glory of the Chinese Empire. Marshall the population, lead them to victory, and evict the vile invaders once and for all !
On the other side of this dispute you are a member of the 8 nation alliance, hellbent on protecting your investments, getting retribution for the attacks on your people, and confirming your status as a global power. Comprised of Great Britain, Japan, France, Germany, Russia, the US, Austria-Hungary and Italy, the alliance has scrambled to send troops to relieve their beleaguered concessions, and are now in a position to counter-attack against the rebels they call “Boxers”. Far from home but armed with devastating technological superiority, you must meet the Chinese challenge head-on, or risk a humiliating defeat!
Hello! I'm Marc, a 2nd year War Studies student at KCL. I'm from Paris, where I started MUN some 5 years ago. I had my first crisis experiences in the American circuit, and have been making the strange transition to the British circuit this year. As Crisis Officer of the KCL United Nations Association, I've been hosting crisis training sessions for our keen delegates, and also acted as USG crisis for ULMUN. As you can probably tell by my degree I'm particularly fond of military crises, which is why I'm directing one on the Boxer Rebellion. I hope you're as excited as I am, and I can't wait to see you in the war room!