I come before you today with joyous news, a new treaty has been born. Before posting said treaty I have to say that getting to know NADC over these past few months has been a pleasure. A level of professionalism and skill permeates this alliance, an alliance I am proud to call an ally. In the time since our ODP was signed some time ago, our relationship has only strengthened. A strengthening which The Legion and NADC wish to reflect in the form of this new MDoAP level treaty. Hail to blurple love!
O/ The Legion
The Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie, Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini Mutual Defense and Optional Aggression Pact
The North Atlantic Defense Coalition and The Legion hereby commit to uphold the following principles of non-aggression, respect, defense, and aggression outlined in this Mutual Defense and Optional Aggression Pact.
This treaty is signed in good faith, and is based upon the noble ideals of friendship, cooperation, and protection common to all of us. It is signed not only in the pursuit of peace, which many times becomes stagnant, but in the hopes that both signatory alliances will work together to actively pursue a better future by guaranteeing their security. In the signing of this treaty, it must be clear that both organizations and their members will remain sovereign.
The signatory alliances and their members will treat each other with as much respect and decency as they would their own members. Signatories will show tact and consideration when addressing any grievances, namely by making full use of proper diplomatic channels.
No member nation of either alliance will declare war on any member nation of the other, provide aid (be it military, money, technology, or knowledge) to enemies of the other, or commit acts of espionage against the other.
In the signing of this pact, both sides agree to defend and aid one another in times of war when requested by the other signatory alliance. Should either of the signatory alliances be attacked by another power, the other is required to come to its assistance with its full strength and resources. In the event that outside treaties come into conflict, they will be treated with a case by case basis.
To request assistance in a time of war, the alliance which is in need must first send a request to the other signatory alliance. That alliance then has 24 hours, or one day, to fully prepare for the shift from peace to war for maximum war efficiency. If one alliance commits a warranted act of aggression and requests assistance from the other signatory alliance, that alliance is not required to grant the request. However, the other signatory is still highly encouraged to offer their assistance. Let it be known that this treaty provides all signatories with full legal justification to enter a conflict that concerns the other, if they so choose.
The NADC and The Legion do not believe in spying, intimidation, or bullying as methods to achieve a goal. If either signatory is attacked due to them spying, intimidating, or bullying a third party, the defence of that signatory is optional.
In the event that one Party requires assistance in an aggressive war against a Non-Signatory Alliance, both Parties are encouraged but not obligated to assist the other by means of political, financial, and military aid. This treaty provides both signatories with full legal justification to enter a conflict that concerns the other, if they so choose.
If either Party receives sensitive information regarding the other Party, they agree to share said information and the source of it with the intent to protect the security and honour of both Signatories.
In the event that a conflict arise resulting from an external treaty or agreement that interfere with this treaty, this Treaty shall remain resolute. These conflicts shall be resolved between the signatories of this treaty.
If either signatory alliance feels that this treaty has been unjustly violated and resulting diplomatic negotiations have not offered any sort of resolution, they have the right to withdraw from the treaty by the express will of their respective decision making bodies. Notification of withdrawal must be given to the other signatory within forty-eight hours. Should this treaty be revoked by either alliance, a twenty-four hour grace period begins in which neither alliance may declare war on the other, after which no such rules apply.
Signed for The Legion,
Signed for Legion
Megamind, Minister of Foreign Affairs
totem, Minister of Defense
Iron Wolf, Minister of Internal Affairs
konkrage, Minister of Economics
Signed for The NADC,
TankKiller- Secretary General
Emperor of Babanga- Internal Affairs Minister
Lord Damien- Foreign Affairs Minister
DaSupe- Military Operations Commander
Spaero2011- Deputy Military Commander
Bosox Nation- Financial Minister
Freddie Mercury- Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister
Veniciana-Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister
Edited by Lord Fingolfin, 08 September 2009 - 04:37 PM.