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This is my experience of my last MUN, where I learned how teenagers are such savage human beings. Really, I barely left alive that MUN. I mistook terribly: a friend of mine was the Chairman and he told me "You were the best candidate for Best Delegate. We were sure you'd win it. We weren't wrong when we said you were an amazing delegate, but you had that award until the crisis".
I was Russia in Security Council, all by myself. The topic was "The Situation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo". However, suddenly, during the second day, the crisis exploded. It consisted of the following: "Nigeria has declared war against Libya because terrorism in the country is unacceptable. The United States has declared it will support Nigeria in any conflict. Also, two atomic bombs from Russia were exploded in Washington DC and Berlin. Both cities are completely destroyed. As a response of this, Venezuela's army is being organized to fight the U.S., because it is against the war in Nigeria and will support Russia in the hostilities." I know, it is a crazy, unreal and totally out of line crisis. However, I was Russia and appearantly my country had bombed the two capital cities of two of the most powerful countries in the world. The response for this was immediate. Firstly, all the delegates from the U.S. across the Model were called for a meeting and could make a strategy; all of us, delegates of Russia, were confused and left alone to deal with the crisis. When we got our coffee break, I went crazy to look after the delegates of Russia. (There were 11 Delegates of the U.S. in different comittees while I was able to only find 5 delegates of Russia.) Then, everyone was talking, if not laughing, about that "In Human Rights Council, Russia's going to get punished by a treaty..." or "In ECOSOC, there is already a resolution in which Russia will suffer arms' embargo...". It was absolutely crazy. Then, in the following session, I sent a diplomatic note General Assembly's Russia saying that we HAD to do a delegational meeting. Afterwards, that Russia contacted Human Rights Council's Russia and, that delegate, finally made the meeting. When I reunited with the girls (all of the other delegates were female, me being the only male), Three of them were absolutely freaked out; the Human Right's Council delegate was nervous and was about to be forced to sign a treaty that would punish Russia terribly. I was there trying to clear my mind and make a resolution. We first thought to declare war to the U.S., as it was legal under the protocol's rules of that Model. However, I thought about the excuse that the bombings were made terrorists, as Putin had not made any declaration. We all agred to say that in our respective committees.
Back in Security Council, a resolution had been almost made without me. My clumsy chair (I mean it!) was going to vote without me. Thankfully, China said that it would veto if I wasn't in the voting (still, he was vetoing it). However, I declared that the bombings were made by terrorists and no one in the Kremlin knew anything about it. At the time I was feeling terribly, ashamed because I had to submit, and I am not a submissive delegate. Surprisingly for me, both Chad and France, the delegates who were unconditionally in favor of destroying Russia, apologized with Russia, because of their false accusations. This is true diplomacy guys, and a try pursuit for peace! I befriended the delegate of France after the model had ended.
This was a chaotic experience. I was the most experienced delegate of my school's group and still I was the most "raped". Even the teacher that organized the MUN met me as the "Raped Russia". She remembers me by that name. But I learned what to do in crisis moments and that violence is not the only solution. I had to learn how to submit when necessary and how it won't damage me, it will only solve the issues. I think that this lesson is the best I could get from a MUN so far, and it was best if I learned it when I was 14, so I can learn better lessons in the future. Also, it reminded me a bit of the Hunger Games or Battle Royale. How is it possible to give some teenagers weapons and just by telling them "kill each other" they will actually kill each other? Well, we, the delegates were teenagers, and we were given weapons, the crisis, the information, our debate skills, and we were told to "resolve the crisis", which was understood as "kill Russia". Russia fought to death for its dignity that time, and I'm proud to say that most delegates of Russia were considered the most impressive, agressive debaters in the MUN, even when none won a "Best Delegate Award". This is what MUNs are about, learning how to keep peace, and stay alive in the attempt.
Sorry for the long post :3 But it was such a great experience I had to share.