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Official Flag of the East India Company

This is the Official Announcement of the creation of the East India Company, which shall also be known as the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, or VoC for short. We are not a Dutch-speaking Alliance, but we embrace the ideals of the Dutch and early Colonial America in a unique blend of commercialism and liberty. Some may recognize us from another nation building game, and we are the same Alliance, embracing the same ideals here on CyberNations. The East India Company is always available on our forums: http://voc-ce.net/index.php? or on coldfront IRC #VoC

May the Trade-winds always be at your backs!

Charter:

Preamble

Be it known, that we knowing the prosperity of these nations, and the welfare of their inhabitants depends principally on navigation and trade, which in all former times by the said nations were carried on happily, and with a great blessing to all alliances and kingdoms; and desiring that the aforesaid inhabitants should not only be preserved in their former navigation, traffic, and trade, but also that their trade may be increased as much as possible in special conformity to the treaties, alliances, leagues and covenants for traffic and navigation formerly made with other princes, republics and people, which we give them to understand must be in. all parts punctually kept and adhered to: And we find by a year of experience in [Another Nation building browser game], that without the common help, assistance, and interposition of a General Alliance, the people designed from hence for those parts cannot be profitably protected and maintained in their great risk from pirates, extortion and otherwise, which will happen in so very short a time. We have, therefore, and for several other important reasons and considerations as thereunto moving, with mature deliberation of counsel, and for highly necessary causes, found it good, that the navigation, trade, and commerce, in the parts of the CyberNations Tournament world, should not henceforth be carried on any otherwise than by the common united strength of the merchants and inhabitants of these cities; and for that end there shall be erected one General Company, which we out of special regard to their common well-being, and to keep and preserve the inhabitants of those places in good trade and welfare, will maintain and strengthen with our Help, Favor and assistance as far as the present state and condition of this Country will admit. And whoever shall presume without the consent of this Company, to sail or to traffic in any of the Places within the aforesaid Limits granted to cities in this country, he shall forfeit the ships and the goods which shall be found for sale upon the aforesaid coasts and lands; the which being actually seized by the aforesaid Company, shall be by them kept for their own Benefit and Behoof.

Government

The government of the East India Company (VOC) will consist of several positions

-Governor General

The Governor General is the figure head and ruling power of the alliance and is instated for a lifetime term or until he should resign from his position. He has the right to appoint various leaders of the Company to assist him in its management and direction, the right to initiate treaties and war with other alliances, and the right to lead the company in a direction that he sees fit.

-Council of The Indies

The Council of The Indies consists of three nations of the Governor General's choosing. This council advises and assists the Governor General in the general affairs of the alliance and help in guiding the Governor General in a path they feel best for the alliance.

-Opperhoofd and The Grand Chamber

There is one main Opperhoofd (chamber leader) who is in charge of the Grand Chamber of the VOC. This includes encouraging activity, helping those with issues that may arise, or simply solving general membership issues that would not directly require the involvement of the Governor General. Upon entry into the VOC, nations will be assigned to the Grand Chamber of the alliance here-by known as

CN-Amsterdam

The purpose of this chamber is to group the general people into a focused group of dedicated to each other and the overall cause of the alliance as a whole. the Opperhoofd is responsible for the Grand Chamber and will collaborate with the Governor General and council of the Indies about various alliance activities, treaties, and other important information.

Amendments

Amendments may be added to this Charter if seen fit by the Governor General after consultation with other government members. The membership is allowed to submit a request for an amendment to their opperhoofd who will then pass it onto the rest of the government.

02/25/2009

First Governor General

Ruler4 of Franklin

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signing for

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The Governor-General of the VoC, Franklin, is sick, and I, as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, seeking an order given to me before he left to heal, told me to find a protectorate. I have done one better, and present an MDoAP with Fark.

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Preamble:

The Trade Winds blew harshly on the ships of the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie. Seeking a strong ally and partner in which to prosper and trade with, the East India Company (or henceforth known as VoC) seek to create a protectorate pact with an optional aggression clause with Farkistan in order foster growth and create a sense of unity within CyberNations: Tournament Edition. Both alliances seek out this treaty with great expectations for each other. Seeing that so much is in common with our respective alliances, it came to our utmost attention that great minds most definitely think alike.

Article One: Sovereignty

Both alliances will remain separate sovereign entities and have full control over their own internal affairs; but a little advice here or there never hurt anyone. Fark is more than welcome to poke around and help if VoC requests it.

Article Two: Relations

In the spirit of this treaty, it is expected that mutual respect and admiration for both alliances to remain high. Respect is awesome; you have to give it to get it, and VoC’s respect has been answered whole heartily by Fark. It is also expected that alliances show a single unified front in their foreign actions. The easiest way to lose respect is to do something like spying on one another, or trying to sneak into the other guy’s bedroom to get a peak at his girl. This isn’t going to be tolerated, and a breaking of any of these articles will force a reorganization of relations between VoC and Fark. Communication should be reasonably often and friendly. Both parties are allowed to party in each other’s IRC Channels, and understand to clean up afterward. If war is to be declared, each party is subject to be notified 24 hours in advance, to help coordinate efforts. No one wants to be caught with their pants down in this relationship.

Article Three: Mutual Defense and Optional Aggression

War is a somber event which is taken to be a way of life in CyberNations. War is also an occasion to create strong ties and to test the mettle of the citizens of the Planet Bob. Both signatories agree to stand side by side. Both VoC and Fark understand that an attack on Fark is like an attack on the VoC, and an attack on the VoC is like an attack on Fark. Each party is pound to defend each other militarily and financially. It is also understood that should VoC or Fark decide to go on the offensive, the other party is always welcome to join in, whether it be militarily, financially, or through other means.

Article Four: Amendments and Additions

If either alliance decides to mix the treaty up a bit, they are free to pending the other alliance agrees to it.

Article Five: Renewal and Termination

This treaty is valid only until the end of Round Four of CyberNations: Tournament Edition unless renewed by Fark at a later date. This treaty may be canceled upon 72 hours notice by either party. After cancellation, both alliances shall abide by a week long period of non-aggression and amicable relations at the very least.

This agreement shall come into effect upon the signature of this document by both alliance governments on March 4, 2009.

For Fark,

Triumvir of Beer: NotoriousCoconut

Triumvir of Bacon: Docmeister

Triumvir of Boobies:BozDaBoz

For the East India Company,

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Edited by NeCoHo
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Thank you everyone. Franklin is the main graphics guy. The Charter has been added, and it will probably be seeing some revisions within to coming days following Franklin's recuperation.

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ok this alliance needs to be sanctioned, just to get the flag in game!

or as balkenende would say; Waar is toch de VOC mentaliteit!

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also now avaible VOC shares

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A safe investment during troubled times!

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