Maelstrom Vortex Posted June 10, 2010 Report Share Posted June 10, 2010 (edited) ooc: Okay, it started out an MDoAP, but I decided the A was definitely not in the spirit of the treaty. ic: The following diplomatic proposal was circulated among the world's democracies, republics, and constitutional monarchies. [quote name="God's Will"] [size="5"][b][center]Global Order of Democratic Sovereigns Working to Improve Life and Liberty[/center][/b][/size] [b]Article 1: Pre-requites for member states.[/b] Section A: The candidate for membership must be composed of a Government which is constituted by 80% elected officials. Section B: The Government must demonstrate religious tolerance of all faiths (including cults). Rational policies protecting against murder which may cause members of some faith to be arrested are not considered a form of oppression, but a governmental obligation to defend its people from each other. Section C: The Government must have polices against the imperialistic seizure of land. Section D: The First 3 members of the Block must be accepted by the United States as meeting these terms, after three members have joined new candidates will be subjected to a peer review to determine if it is felt their policies meet the conditions of this article. A majority vote will be held to determine if their government format is acceptable. [b]Article 2: Abandonment of Pre-emptive war.[/b] Section A: Members pledge never to fire the first shot in a war in any form, except for when upholding obligations of a treaty of defense such as this one. Section B: Violation of this article may merit consideration for expulsion by majority vote and may constitute an immediate halt of all protections guaranteed by this treaty and may bring up discussion of the former member at that time as an "Aggressor State" a classification by which may subject the former member to war from members of this treaty. Section C: Members signing this treaty shall have already abandoned all MANDATORY aggression treaties or be considered not to be eligible for block membership. Section D: A member who has had an optional aggression treaty activated shall bring the matter before the body to determine the how the body wishes to react to the unfolding war. If the body rules against going to war, the member shall not enter into the war of aggression. [b]Article 3: Trade and communication.[/b] Section A: Members pledge to work together to attempt to minimize tariffs and attempt to get as close to a free-trade policy as possible amongst themselves. We will not pretend to enforce any particular standards in trade as the situation will vary by the efficiency of national resources and the demography of each nation. Section B: Members pledge to make a best effort to let their currencies float openly on the free market and not engage in any forms of currency manipulation. However, since some economies rely on a pegged currency the negotiation of currency pricing between states shall be acceptable as long as it is agreed upon. Nations which make it their official policy to have a weighted market basket currency prior to signing this treaty and are accepted into this treaty are accepted in the understanding those practices shall continue in order to keep their internal economy stable. Section C: Members pledge to open borders for laborers/workers seeking employment in each of their nations making immigration as relaxed as security allows. Section D: In the event of a major threat to trade such as the outbreak of diseases among livestock members will co-operate to resolve the situation with their collective resources. [b]Article 4: Mutual Defense.[/b] Section A: In the event an offensive military action is taken a member state, all nations pledge to commit as much as their military arms as they can muster into the region to defend our ally. All members are automatically at war with the aggressor state. Section B: Member states will lend as much economic support as possible to the defense and liberation of any ally that comes under conquest and we vow that we shall not stop until that ally is liberated. We do not surrender. All for one, one for all. Section C: Member states will integrate their national sensory and defense grids to provide adequate real time warning to all of our collective forces. Section D: Member states will keep their military in as high of a state of repair, readiness, and strength as economically feasible so as that we can support each other effectively. Section E: Any member state failing to uphold their part on the Defense Pact will be expelled. If their failure to uphold their obligations jeopardizes the sovereignty of a member state, they may come up for review as a potential "Aggressor State". [b]Article 5: Mutual Support.[/b] Section A: This is an article of good will. If any member happens to be economic struggling the members of this treaty will do their best to help their peer out of their depression/recession via increase trade and interventions in macro-economic factors domestically and in the member state that may help the suffering recover. Section B: Disaster Recovery: In the event a member state is affected by a national tragedy imposed by forces not under the control of man, all states shall do their best to help the affected member recover from the tragedy. [b]Article 6: Modification[/b] Section A: This treaty may be modified only with a 66% majority of members or greater approving of the changes. [b]Article 7: Anti-Filibuster[/b] Section A: If a member fails to vote on an issue within 48 hours of the issue coming to the floor, they are considered to be voting in line with the majority opinion. [b]Article 8: Peaceful Departure[/b] Section A: If not involved in a state of a war, a member may leave this treaty voluntarily at any time with simple notice, no waiting period required. Section B: Members must realize if they leave during a war in which the alliance is participating in then there is a risk they will be at war for abandoning the treaty. However if only one or two members are at war due to some strange or rare political situation, potentially a combination of oAP treaties and alliance rulings, but the alliance as a whole has not declared.. then the peaceful departure rules still apply. What matters is whether or not the alliance is at war, not the status of individual. [b]Signatures[/b] William Caudill President of the United States By Authority of Congress [s][url="http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=87330&view=findpost&p=2332424"][img] http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100319023142/cybernations/images/thumb/3/35/LPikachurinSignature.svg/128px-LPikachurinSignature.svg.png[/img] Disparu[/url][/s] Withdrawal due to concerns over the effectiveness of military blocs. 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