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The Dutch Democratic Republic of Knootoss

“Libertate Unanimus”

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Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Western Atlantic

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Foreign policy of Knootoss - (2) Bilateral

MOOD

REPUTATION

MIGHT

Magnanimous

Noble

Superior

Solicitous

Faithful

Potent

Cooperative

Scrupulous

Formidable

Noncommittal

Dependable

Sufficient

Ambivalent

Ruthless

Wanting

Obstinate

Treacherous

Feeble

Quarrelsome

Wicked

Pathetic

Belligerent

Infamous

Seething

General policies

The government pursues a policy of reciprocal free trade with all willing participants. In the absence of security threats, economic expansion is the primary goal of international relations. Exceptions to this rule do exist, however, and the government is open to negotiating alternative modes of trade with friendly foreign powers. Knootian governments usually negotiate with foreign nations on the basis of mutual benefit. ("Creating win-win situations"). While Knootian diplomacy can be quite genial, Knootians may resort to manipulation, blackmail, bullying or overt aggression when faced with an adversary that is perceived as weak and uncooperative. Government policies do find themselves constrained by some ethical norms, as dictated by public opinion.

Factors that contribute to a high popular opinion about foreign nations include a mixed economy, a democratic system of government and reasonably good civil rights. Secular nations also find it easier to make friends with the Knootians, as they often display antipathy towards organised religion. Native humans feel a certain kinship with Dutch, Boer and Frisian peoples. Many Dutch-speaking minorities in foreign lands are originally Knootian settlers, and the government feels a certain obligation to look after such 'wayward children'. Conversely, human rights violations such as torture, slavery and persecution of non-humans will not win a foreign nation many friends in Knootoss. Protectionism is looked down upon, and the government compensates exporting businesses for "unfair" burdens caused by foreign impediments to trade.

Usually, Knootoss will send an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary representing the Grand Pensionary. Alternatively, an Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary may be sent to represent the government of Knootoss in a consulate. Consulates are usually established in states deemed to be of lesser importance to the Dutch Democratic Republic. In addition to these representatives the Knootian Ministry of Economic Affairs has established 'Economic Affairs Consulates' which have their own 'ambassadors' representing the Minister of Economic Affairs and Knootian business interests.

Current bilateral relations

The table below lists the names of envoys that have been exchanged between Knootoss and foreign nations. The last three columns of the table describe the informal relationship from Knootoss' point of view. "Mood" reflects how much the Knootian foreign policy establishment likes the other nation. "Reputation" starts at "Noble" and can diminish as a result of dishonourable actions that are widely known amongst Knootian policy makers. Reputation is affected by whether or not the other nation is perceived to honour formal agreements as well as a general assessment of trustworthiness. "Might" is determined by how strong the nation is perceived to be.

Name

Knootian envoy

Foreign envoy

Treaties

Mood

Reputation

Might

Abt
Abtiaanse Republiek

Ambassador Bianca Christoffel-Kazanov

Alexei Kolbasnikov

None

Magnanimous

Noble

Sufficient

The Sindar Empire of Aelosia
Sindareinse Koninkrijk Aelosia

Ambassador Lady EressŰ S˙rion

Unknown

None

Noncommittal

Dependable

Superior

The Grand Empire of Aerion
Grote Koninkrijk Aerion

Ambassador Cornelius Wizzelpenning

Zane Aldaseer

None

Ambivalent

Ruthless

Sufficient

The Free Kingdom of Allanea
Verenigde Staten van Allanea

Ambassador Humfried van Kortrijk

William McNesby III

None

Obstinate

Infamous

Superior

The Randomly Relevant Ratbags of Ardchoille
Vrijstaat Ardchoille

Ambassador Dorothea Peterse

Mme Feline Thibaudet

UNOG

Cooperative

Noble

Wanting

Austar union
Unie van Austariaanse Capitalistische Staten

Ambassador Peter Aertsen

Dennis Moore

None

Noncommittal

Scrupulous

Sufficient

The Kingdom of Brasland
Koninkrijk Brasland

Ambassador Graaf Willem van Hasbrouck

Baron Eubald von Lenswein

None

Ambivalent

Faithful

Sufficient

The United Kingdom of Brutland and Norden
Verenigd Koninkrijk van Brutland en Norden

None

Bricco Castiello Luporini

None

Cooperative

Noble

Sufficient

The Mind of Charlotte Ryberg
Minoa

Ambassador Donald Vinewicz

Antje McClure

Ryberg Institute of Mutual Trade

Solicitous

Scrupulous

Feeble

The Beastling States of Crystal Spires
Beestelingenstaat van de Kristallen Torens

Ambassador Krenintra Teken'viir

Javier David Jimenez

IUEF (Observer)

Noncommittal

Scrupulous

Sufficient

Cyretopolitania
Koninkrijk Cyretopolitania

Consul Max-Emilian Quentin van Pelt

Unknown

None

Noncommittal

Faithful

Sufficient

The Democratic Republic of Daytanistan
Demokratische Republiek van Daytanistan

Ambassador Dorothea Fluitsma

Unknown

None

Obstinate

Dependable

Formidable

The Dominion of Dread Lady Nathicana
Domein van de Meesteres van de Angst

Consul Roderik van Dieteren

Eloisa Cavalleri

Trade Network Association

Ambivalent

Scrupulous

Superior

Embolalia
Statenbond van Embolalia

Ambassador Vincent Wapnick

Richard C. Conley

Free Trade Agreement

Cooperative

Faithful

Sufficient

Excalbia
Heilige Excalbiaanse Rijk

Ambassador Ronald Bloodgood

Alexandra Maculane

Treaty of Courtland

Cooperative

Scrupulous

Formidable

Finara
Laigin Koninkrijk Finara

Ambassador Ruben Joost Van Swol

Unknown

None

Noncommittal

Noble

Feeble

The Scientific Collectives of Frenequesta
Wetenschapscollectief Frenequesta

Ambassador Levina Markgraaf

Lawrence Voss Sachs, Ph. D.

Ryberg Institute of Mutual Trade
Free Trade Agreement

Cooperative

Noble

Wanting

The United Kingdoms of Grays Harbor
Koninkrijk van Grijshaven

Ambassador Rutger Underdonk

Sir Anthony Wells-Parmenter

Under negotiation

Solicitous

Faithful

Potent

Hippostania
Hippostanische Ponyrepubliek

Recalled

Expelled

Trade Embargo
Financial Assets Seized

Belligerent

Wicked

Wanting

The holy see and curia
Het Vaticaan

None

None

Refuses to recognise sovereignty

Obstinate

Dependable

Pathetic

The Gull Flag Republic of Iansisle
Meeuwenvlagrepubliek van Ians Eiland

Ambassador Lidwina de Houtman

Christopher Leonard Dalen

None

Noncommittal

Dependable

Sufficient

Iesus christi
Heilige Rijk van Iesus Christi

Special Envoy Julia Mayflower

None

Blockade

Seething

Infamous

Potent

The Greater Free Republic of Ilek-Vaad
Vrije Republiek Ilek-Vaad

Ambassador Saskia Lozier

Vareg Nagy

None

Ambivalent

Ruthless

Potent

The Aristocratic Regime of Lowell Leber
Gewapende Republiek Lowell Leber

Ambassador Lukas Cleyn

Mr. Richard O'Connor

Free Trade Agreement

Noncommittal

Faithful

Formidable

Maghrib afroni
Afroniaanse Republiek

Consul Caspar Bomberger

Unknown

None

Ambivalent

Faithful

Feeble

Meekinos
Helleense Republiek Meekinos

Ambassador Melanie van Coeneen

Nikodemos Zabat-Sanna

Free Trade Agreement

Solicitous

The Eternal Noldorin Empire of Menelmacar
Eeuwige Noldorijnse Rijk Menelmacar

Ambassador Lady Amithradith Undˇmiel

Unknown

Free Trade Agreement
Cooperation on drug trade

Obstinate

Treacherous

Potent

The United States of Noordeinde
Groothertogdom Noordeinde

Ambassador Dionijs de Heere

Sir Luke Ashton

Free Trade Agreement

Solicitous

Faithful

Feeble

The Mysterion Rising of Omigodtheykilledkenny
Federale Republiek van Kenny

Ambassador Berent Bredenbent

Kenny McCormick #26

UNOG

Cooperative

Dependable

Superior

The Republic of Pacitalia
Pacitaliaanse Republiek

Ambassador Erik Van Randwijck

Kees Timmerman

Knootoss-Pacitalia relations

Magnanimous

Noble

Sufficient

The Holy and Most August Empire of Pantocratoria
Heilige en Meest Auguste Keizerrijk Pantocratoria

Ambassador Berend De Wijkerslooth de Weerdesteyn

Henriette Terravelli

Treaty of Oosterbeek
Currency Union
Treaty of Courtland

Magnanimous

Dependable

Formidable

Sabaristan
Sabaristaanse Prinselijkheid

Ambassador Nora Volkertszen

Taiji Yemdegshirin Bortagai-Mangurt

None

Noncommittal

Scrupulous

Feeble

The Incorporated States of Sarzonia
Ge´ncorporeerde Staten van Sarzonia

Ambassador Leonora Assuerus

Pieter van der Saar

None

Noncommittal

Faithful

Feeble

The Republic of South Epheron
Zuid Epheroonse Republiek

Ambassador Richard Verwoerd

Boudewijn Jakob Coetzee

Bilateral Trade Agreement
Weapons Embargo

Ambivalent

Ruthless

Sufficient

Soveriegn states
Confederatie van Soevereine Staten

Ambassador Karel Delamater

Unknown

Currency Union
Treaty of Courtland
Free Trade Agreement

Magnanimous

Dependable

Feeble

The States-Federation of Snefaldia
Snefaldiaanse Statenfederatie

Ambassador Mr. Dietrich Barendtszoon

Vincenzo Dietrichs

Bilateral Trade Agreement

Magnanimous

Faithful

Sufficient

The Federation of Southern Low Countries
Zuidelijke Lage Landen

Ambassador Lord Johannes Maria Lintweaver

Unknown

Currency Union
Bilateral Trade Agreement

Solicitous

Noble

Feeble

The Empire of Tarasovka
Keizerrijk Tarasovka

Ambassador Wolter Breytenbach

Count Dragomir Volodov

Treaty of Oosterbeek
Vigvar Convention on Cooperation

Solicitous

Scrupulous

Superior

The Great Civilization of The Ctan
Eeuwige Necronese Rijk van de Ctan

Ambassador Dr. Josef Aranel

Lord-Ambassador Amis Hardson

KIST

Obstinate

Treacherous

Potent

The Sensible Commonwealth of The Freethinkers
Redelijke Gemenebest van Vrijdenkers

Ambassador Mr. Ybe Hofstra

Aryn Tyras

KIST

Solicitous

Scrupulous

Formidable

The Arda i Eruhini of Of the Quendi
Volksrijk van de Quendi

Ambassador Lady Lessien FŰfalas

HIH Princess Arwen Alcedina

Free Trade Agreement

Cooperative

Faithful

Sufficient

The Caldan Union of The Resurgent Dream
Caldiaanse Unie van de Terugkomende Droom

Ambassador Prof. Dr. Werner De Houtman

Hannah Rosenberg

Treaty of Courtland
VERITAS-equivalent

Cooperative

Noble

Sufficient

The Akashan Union of Tiburon
Verenigde Zonnefederatie van Tiburon

Ambassador Koris Banta

Unknown

None

Noncommittal

Faithful

Sufficient

The People's Democratic Fiefdom of Uncle Noel
Heerlijkheid Leagran

Ambassador Jeroen Woldemar van der Walt

Unknown

None

Noncommittal

Faithful

Sufficient

Unibot ii
Unibotiaanse Republiek

Consul Vera van Mierenet

Unknown

None

Ambivalent

Wicked

Feeble

Upper virginia
Domein van Noord VirginiŰ

Consul Patricia W. Storback

Unknown

Treaty of Courtland

Noncommittal

Faithful

Wanting

Urgench
Geconfedereerde Sublieme Kanaat van Urgench

Ambassador Matthijs Neuwenschwander

Tumuqter Bilga Timur,
Khan of Andizhan and Prince of Khwarizmia.

LinkTreaty of Khodzhent
Protocol between Knootoss and Urgench

Cooperative

Ruthless

Formidable

The United Star Empire of Valinon
Verenigde Sterrenkeizerrijk Valinon

Ambassador Dr. Koenrad Bonnel

Lord Wilhelm Reinstadler

Cooperative

Faithful

Superior

The city of vauxhall
Koninklijke Stad Vauxhall

Ambassador Edgar Blind-Shrantz

Sir Lyndon Sinclair

None

Cooperative

Noble

Feeble

The Eternal Republic of Xirnium
Eeuwige Republiek van Xirnium

(recalled)

(recalled)

None

Seething

Treacherous

Feeble

The Empire of Yohannes
Koninkrijk van Yohannes

Ambassador Mr. Sterre Underberg

Sorcha Moira Schulzberg

Ryberg Institute of Mutual Trade

Cooperative

Dependable

Sufficient

The Incorporated State of Zepplin Manufacturers
Ge´ncorporeerde Staat van Zeppelinproducenten

Ambassador Mr. Edmond Lutjens

Miss August Philips

Cooperative

Scrupulous

Potent

Zamimbia
Zamimbiaanse Republiek

Recalled

Refused accreditation

None

Belligerent

Wicked

Sufficient

The embassies with Adoki, Alcona and hubris, Ariddia , The Federal Socialist Republic of Biotopia, The Commonwealth of Chimaea, Der angst, Etaros, Guffingford, Iuthia, Lavenrunz, New york and jersey, Syskeyia , The Six Nations of Tanah Burung, The water cooler and The Kramden of West Cedarbrook are considered to be defunct. The status of Knootian embassies in Ecopoeia m The People's Federation of GMC Military Arms and The Modified Acceleration Engine of HotRodia is presently unknown.

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