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A New Addition to the Imperial Defense Pact


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As time passes, relationships grow. One such relationship is that between the Continental Empire of Dalmatia and Vasuda. It is because of that reason alone, that Vasuda has opted to join the [b]Imperial Defense Pact[/b]. We welcome our new friend, and we do hope that this is the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship.

[quote][center][b][size="4"]The Imperial Defense Pact[/size][/b][/center]

I. Preamble

The undersigned nations hereby reaffirm their faith in the fundamental rights, dignity, and sovereignty of the signatories and enter into this Mutual Aggression and Defense Pact to fortify, strengthen, and promote the ties of peace and friendship.

II. Sovereignty

While all signatories shall remain civil to each other at all times, as well as projecting to the public an aura of unity, it is acknowledged and required that all member nations shall remain free and sovereign.

III. Aid

Member nations of signatory nations may not offer foreign aid to nations engaged in war with either of the other signatory.

IV. Espionage

No signatory alliance engage in espionage against another. Should any party receive information that indicates a breach of any member's security, they must notify the relevant nation through secure channels immediately.

V. Military Command Structure

The Imperial Defense Pact will consist of a Unified Military Command, otherwise known as a general staff. The Unified Command will be composed of two Permanent Representatives from each country. The council will deal with most defense matters and subjects related to collective defensive and offensive planning. In this it serves as a coordinating body between the Civilian and Military organizational bureaucracies of the Imperial Pact. Leading the General Staff of the Imperial Defense Pact will be the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Continental Empire of Dalmatia.

VI.War

A. An attack on one signatory is considered an attack on the entire membership of the bloc.
B. All signatories agree to defend other members via military, political, and financial actions in the event that an aggressive war is enacted by an outside nation or group.
C. Any other signatory may refrain from participation in a defensive conflict with the consent of the engaged nation.
D. Member alliances will not be required to participate in aggressive wars initiated by another member unless approved by the bloc. Approval for offensive actions must be passed by 2/3 of the current signatories no less than 48 hours before said conflict begins. Voluntary participation in unapproved offensive wars is discretionary.
E. Any other signatory may refrain from participation in an approved offensive conflict with the consent of the engaged party.
F. Aggressive wars commenced by any signatory against another nation must be made known to the other members at least 4 hours before commencing.
G. No other signatory may take any action, whether military, political, or financial, on behalf of another signatory without the approval of that nation. Approval may come from their official bloc delegates, any member of their diplomatic corp, or any government official.
H. The original engaged nation will serve as the military leadership for any campaign originating with them, or may designate another bloc nation to fulfill that function. Individual nations will retain control and leadership of their own military, but will cooperate with the leadership alliance.


VII.Membership

A. Upon ratification of this treaty, additional signatories may be added upon unanimous vote of all current signatories. Prospective signatories will only be considered upon an official invitation and sponsorship of a current signatory.
B. All signatories shall have equal representation and an equal voice

VIII. Violations

Failure of any member nation to uphold the terms of this treaty will result in expulsion.

IX. Other treaties

A. Nothing in this treaty shall restrict any signatory from passing independent treaties with any other nation.
B. All conflicts arising from participation in an outside treaty shall be considered offensive acts and shall require the prescribed voting before bloc action can be required.

X. Withdrawal

If any signatory alliance feels that this treaty has been unjustly violated and 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 signatories within forty-eight hours. Should membership in this treaty be revoked by any alliance, a twenty-four hour grace period begins in which no remaining alliance may declare war on the other, after which no such rules apply.

[b]Signed for the Continental Empire of Dalmatia:[/b]
His Imperial Majesty of the Continental Empire
Michael Visari

[b]Signed for Bohemia:[/b]
Nikolaus Mannerheim, Emperor of Bohemia, Supreme Lord of Karlsbad, Aussig, Pilsen, and Liberec Gegends, Supreme Warlord of the Eight Tribes, Supreme Leader of the Bohemian Military, Defender of the Nordic Culture, and Leader of the Bohemian people

[b]Signed For The Domain Of Strigia:[/b]
Christopher Khendon II, Monitor of Strigia
Commandant of the Hanseatic Legion (Ret.)
Former Commander In Chief to the Hanseatic Republic (Disbanded)
High Lord of the Khendon House

[b]Signed and sealed:[/b]
Khonsu II, Emperor and Protector of Vasuda
Lord of the House of Hol'na[/quote]

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The Empire is honored to enter into such an agreement with our fine neighbors to the north. It is our hope that this pact will ensure peace and prosperity in all of Central Asia for many years to come. The Empire does not forget its friends.

With the Emperor's regards,
Nasrin Tarazed
Minister of Foreign Affairs

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