How does a region get a new founder?
For the most part, it doesn't.
Unless there is a real need for one (ex. Illegal invasion). I again point to the case of the region of Anarchy. It was invaded and its natives were kicked out. One of the mods became the founder for a while until the nations of Anarchy "elected" a founder.
So, it can happen if there is a GOOD reason and stability is a major problem in the region due to illegal invasions and such.
To get a new Founder follow this procedure:
1) Evacuate the region and set a password on the region. All nations in the region must leave willingly. Either that, or the current Founder has to ban them (if you have a Founder). If you don't have a Founder*, then all nations in the region have to leave willingly.
* Note: I said Founder, not Delegate; Delegate isn't good enough, here.
2) Wait for the region to self-delete.
3) Have the nation you want to be Founder recreate the region after the region is deleted.
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Thanks, in case regional security is a problem.
How long does it take for a region to be deleted?
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Long enough for one update to occur. If you time it well, you can pull it off in a minute or two. More realistically, the gap will be no worse than 12 hours (and 6 on average).