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TO: Governments of Enclosed List of Nations

RE: Formation of NATO

ENCRYPTION: Standard

Hello fellow governments of the Northern Atlantic. You have been cordially invited to a conference in the capital city of Höfuðborgarsvæðinukrokurfjordur to discuss the possible formation of an organization primarily focused on defense and military cooperation. You may land at our Norden International Airport and will be escorted to the conference building.

Forseti Ty Eyvindsson

Minister of Foreign Affairs Steingrímur Vilhjálmsson

Minister of Security Hans Morgenthau

ATTACHMENT1: List of Invited Nations

-Eggman Empire

-Nordheim

-New England

-Ardoria

-Taeunas

-Wales

-Scotland

-Bailiwick of Conti

-Euskadi

-Normandie

-France

-Alliance

-Lubeck

-Norway

-Konungariket Sverige

-Freistaat Preussen

-Bayern

-Kralovstvi V Ceska

-Krolestwo Polskie

-Repubblica Italiana

-Greater Croatia

-Gebiv

-Imperium Romanum

-Strigia

-Rebel Army

-Republic of Mariehamm

-Molakia

-Bohovia

-Great Lakes States

-Xaristan

-Tahoe Republic

-Holy Imperium of Man

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An error has been made. Tahoe Republic and the Holy Imperium of Man both own land in the northern Atlantic and have therefore been given invitations as well. We apologize for this inconvenience.

OOC: Typo

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All foreign dignitaries were greeted at Norden International Airport and driven to the conference building in the usual ambassador limousine.

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Due to the fairly large turnout, the meeting will progress. We understand foreign officials may have been delayed so they are more than welcome to appear during the conference, so long as they do not interrupt the proceedings.

Forseti Ty Eyvindsson walked up to the podium, adjusted the microphone, and began reading his speech.

"Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming to this conference, and I apologize most heartily for subjecting you to the name of our capital, though it has been rather funny to hear it pronounced on the international news stations."

"I come before you today to propose the creation of a military cooperative organization, preliminarily called NATO for North Atlantic Treaty Organization. I know many of you are hesitant over the idea of a new military bloc with the memories of the USA and GNR, two conglomerates which recently caused much international strife and commotion. However, I can assure you that this will only be used for good, to ensure no more evil or war exists in the world.

I propose in this NATO to contain a MDAP pact amongst its members. I'm sure we can all agree on mutual defense, however naysayers will question mutual aggression. And to those I reply, preemptive strikes often are the best course of action to prevent war, death, and tragedy. We should recall the recent war caused by the GNR. We all knew they did not have the worlds best interests in hand, and I'm sure we can all agree their existence practically ensured war. Yet we did nothing. We let them grow, we let them declare war, we even let them fire nuclear and biological weapons. So many nations, individually weak, yet able to come together and unite before the losses piled even higher. But what if some group had stood up to the GNR, fought and removed them before they could detonate nuclear weapons? That my friends, is mutual aggression.

Some of you recall the World Congress. It has a worthy goal and it DID condemn the GNR. But it is like a grandmother, it is weak, it is only talk, and it has no teeth. A bad grandmother might I add, for it doesn't even bake us fresh cookies. We need an organization willing to take on the bullies, and I am committed to making one. Justice is peace, and we are committed to both."

"You may wonder why you have been called to this meeting. Firstly, geographical disposition plays a large part. We are all close to the north Atlantic, meaning we can easily defend each other. Secondly, we can all count on each other. Each nation invited here has been reviewed carefully and is line with our ideals of freedom, justice, and peace. If I could not personally vouch for a nation they would not be here."

"Again, I call before you to support this new NATO. I suggest we outline certain proposals and I myself will briefly describe a few characteristics I wish to see in this organization.

First, mutual defense will be key. An emphasis must be placed that an attack on one is an attack on all. Mutual defense may not be called upon, it must be expected and received immediately. I also think all mutual aggression to preemptively take out threats must not be a simple majority decision, but must require consent of all nations in the organization.

Second, free use of ports and oceans. All NATO nations should be freely allowed to roam the north Atlantic and dock in NATO ports. We must accommodate both coastal and landlocked nations.

Thirdly, the creation of a special NATO military and governmental structure. Each member nation should be willing to commit troops and resources to this organization. The troops will be used to immediately intervene on the behalf of resolutions passed by the NATO council. I believe a Supreme Allied Commander to oversee NATO and member nation troop cohesion be appointed. I believe all nations should have equal representation and power. Also a Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General should be appointed to act as moderators in discussions and voice the agreements reached in our chambers.

Finally, I propose this be invitation only. If any nation other than the ones listed wish to join, they may petition for an invitation however we do not have to admit them. We should only admit nations we trust with our nations security.

What are your ideas on this?"

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Lavo Shalam walked in shortly before Ty's speech. He listened avidly, thinking and hoping it would bring about what he had in mind. Once the leader had finished, Lavo was disappointed. "I'll make this clear here and now, the Rebel Army will not sign a treaty with mutual aggression in it. Optional aggression is fine, but not mutual. Is that clause of the treaty debatable Eyvindsson?"

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Yes, if the majority of people here would prefer Optional Aggression we can do that as well.

"I would like to propose optional aggression via mutual aggression by popular vote. If a nation so wishes, it can put it up to a vote, and the rest of the bloc says whether or not they agree and why. After that, if a certain percentage has voted yes, say 75% to make sure it is at least close to unanimous, we act as a group in aggression. That seems like the right way to do this sort of thing, but I am open to suggestions."

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Etain Connolly had a look of amused skepticism on her face. "This is what we were invited for? Have you paid any attention to the conflicts and politics recently?" She shook her head. "Mentaller. While we do not have issues with many of the nations here, we do have serious reservations with some of the others. I highly doubt that Taeunas troops, let alone High Command, will agree to defending these. To say nothing of possibly having them being in command over our soldiers. I'm certain that our leaders will want us to reserve our decision on this until we see who all else is actually going to be a member of this little tea party."

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Etain Connolly had a look of amused skepticism on her face. "This is what we were invited for? Have you paid any attention to the conflicts and politics recently?" She shook her head. "Mentaller. While we do not have issues with many of the nations here, we do have serious reservations with some of the others. I highly doubt that Taeunas troops, let alone High Command, will agree to defending these. To say nothing of possibly having them being in command over our soldiers. I'm certain that our leaders will want us to reserve our decision on this until we see who all else is actually going to be a member of this little tea party."

"While Xaristan would wish the representative from Taeunas to be more specific about which nations they actually have a problem with instead of being vague and cryptic, we can understand their concern and share it. Xaristan, since it's formation, has been against blocs and mergers. We helped bring down the United States of America. We will not sign anything of a large bloc type that has mutual aggression. We're not here to fight your wars for you. At this time, for a vast majority of you here, meaning anyone not on the North American continent, the only thing we would consider signing is an economic treaty."

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