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War of the Austrian Succession

The War of the Austrian Succession will be composed of the leaders of all the great European Powers at the beginning of the 18th Century as they battle to control the fate of the Holy Roman Empire and Europe as a whole. Having to deal with the complexities of European tradition and alliances, the internal stability of their realms, and the competing agendas of their allies and enemies, this committee is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting experience. Participation in this committee requires a large degree of role-play and devotion to one’s role; delegates will be immersed in the conflict, strife, and strategic manoeuvring of Europe in 1740 and should take on the opinions, thoughts, and goals of the character.

As a continuous crisis committee, The War of Austrian Succession is most appropriate for experienced delegates. Position papers are mandatory and must be submitted by Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 23:59. More information about position papers specific to this committee can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.

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Qaasim Karim

Qaasim Karim | Director

Qaasim is a senior at St. George’s School, and is delighted to be serving as the Director of the War of the Austrian Succession. He has been part of MUN for 6 years now, and is delighted to be running the Historical Crisis Committee at VMUN 2018. Outside of MUN, Qaasim enjoys watching terrible movies, drinking copious amounts of bubble tea, and arguing with people about the Holy Roman Empire. He wishes all VMUN-attendees a successful conference, and hopes his delegates will have a fun and memorable experience in the HCC this year.

Victoria Hong

Victoria Hong | Chair

Currently a senior at Crofton House School, Model United Nations has evoked a side of Victoria that she has never known before — One blooming with dramatism, confidence, and passion. Outside of MUN, she can be found practicing pop dance, doodling and deciphering the personalities of people around her through astrology. This is Victoria’s fourth year of participating in MUN, and she sincerely looks forward to serving as the chair of HCC.

Matthew Owen-Flood

Matthew Owen-Flood | Assistant Director

Matthew is currently a Grade 11 student at St. Michaels University School. This will be his third VMUN and his first as a Staff member. He hopes to share his knowledge of Model UN with other delegates and with the “Adventures in Public Discourse” group that he helps lead at his school. Matthew has participated in 11 conferences in various roles; from the Mayor of San Francisco to representing the United States in the General Assembly. Outside of his time spent at the podium, Matthew enjoys sailing on his school’s Senior team, following current events, and cycling around Victoria. Matthew eagerly anticipates a weekend filled with passionate debate, diligent work, and excellent results.

You can contact the Director at Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.

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