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OSEAN | Charter

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Introduction

The Charter of the Organisation of Strategically and Economically Allied Nations provides OSEAN and its member states with a stable constitutional framework to work off of for the foreseeable future. Among other things, the Charter outlines the core principles of OSEAN, states the rights and responsibilities associated with membership, and defines the Organisation’s structure and government. Most importantly, the OSEAN Charter serves as the legal basis of the Organisation.

The original version of the Charter was ratified on the 20th of May 2019 as a formal codification of OSEAN’s principles and precedents. The Charter was later rewritten, and this revised edition came into force on the 10th of August 2019. The Charter has been amended twice to date, and was last amended on the 5th of February 2020.

Charter of the Organisation of Strategically and Economically Allied Nations

Article 1 – Fundamentals of the Organisation

SECTION 1

1. There shall be an international alliance by the name of the Organisation of Strategically and Economically Allied Nations, henceforth referred to as OSEAN or the Organisation, consisting of nations whose governments have ratified the present Charter.

2. Member states of OSEAN shall unite their strengths to attain their common interests, increase prosperity, and create a closer union between nations. Member states shall take any appropriate measure to facilitate the achievement of the Organisation’s tasks and shall refrain from any measure which could jeopardise the attainment of the OSEAN’s objectives. They shall pursue their shared objectives through the process of conferral, and create decisions with the approval, direct or indirect, of all. Under the principle of mutual solidarity, if a member state is forced to contend with any crises, its peers should assist it in enduring the hardship to the fullest of their ability.

3. In order to achieve peace, security and progress for its members and the world, OSEAN shall operate under a common foreign and defence policy, under which members shall abide by the principle of collective defence against external aggression, thereby reinforcing OSEAN’s security and their own freedom. Furthermore, OSEAN shall itself maintain a standing military, henceforth to be called the OSEAN Armed Forces, which shall be tasked with defending the alliance's members.

4. The Organisation will establish conditions under which justice and the rule of law can be ensured. Wherever possible, it will guarantee against external chaos through the enforcement of respect for treaties and other international law rather than the use of armed force and violence.

5. The Organisation will promote the economic and social strengthening of its members through the implementation of policies including the use of a single and stable currency, henceforth to be known as the OSEAN Standard Unit (OSU; ₴), and the establishment of a free internal common market. The aforementioned internal market shall take the form of a competitive social market economy, and shall work towards the sustainable development and social progress of its members with the aid of a high level of protection.

6. The Organisation shall respect the equality of member states large and small before this Charter, as well as their national identities and fundamental structures both political and constitutional. It will not overstep its bounds in taking charge of responsibilities and roles beyond those conferred upon it in this Charter, which will always remain with member states.

Article 2 – Membership

SECTION 1

1. Membership within the Organisation is open for application to all nations which have been on Strangereal for over one week and which accept the principles contained within the OSEAN Charter.

2. Membership is only granted once an Application of Membership has been approved by the Director of Public Relations, Director in Chief, or Chairman of the Board.

3. Applications of Membership submitted by nations currently in a state of armed conflict against one or more nations may not be approved until such time as the conflict has concluded.

4. Only nations that have ratified this Charter and its associated Bills may become members of the OSEAN.

SECTION 2

1. All OSEAN members shall hold absolute autonomy over their essential state functions, including the internal politics, religious policies, and legal systems of their nations. However, this shall not prohibit any measures placed upon a member’s internal policies as a measure of punishment or security.

2. All members have the right to submit Bills to the Secretary for consideration by the General Conference, and to lodge one vote per Bill under consideration by the General Conference.

3. All OSEAN nations shall have the right to speak their mind about OSEAN policies, unless it infringes on the terms of service or rules of Nationstates or the Discord.

4. Should a member not desire to serve OSEAN in an official capacity, they may not be forced into doing so.

5. Every member is required to treat their fellow brethren as an equal to themselves, and with respect & kindness. Displays of hateful or divisive behaviour towards any member or members will be met with repercussions as listed in Section 2.8 of this Article.

6. No member of the Organisation may declare a war of aggression against another nation on Strangereal without first submitting an Appeal to Arms to the Director of War. Should their Appeal be met with the disapproval of the Director of War, Director in Chief, or the Chairman of the Board, the member nation may not proceed with their declaration and is required to stand down.

7. Members may not engage in warfare against another member nation of OSEAN, and are encouraged to submit their disputes to the Director of Internal Security for arbitration. Any member nations reported by OSEAN or any of its members to have engaged in warfare against themselves shall receive the penalty of annexation of 50% of their territory.

8. It is the duty of all OSEAN members to report conspiracies against OSEAN and this Charter to the Board of Directors.

9. Where a nation has consistently failed to uphold the duties associated with OSEAN membership, their rights and privileges as a member may be revoked at the discretion of the Director of Internal Security, Director in Chief, or Chairman of the Board. Further transgressions may lead to a member’s expulsion, as detailed in Section 3.3 of this Article.

SECTION 3

1. A member will cease to be so upon the expiry of one week from the date of notifying the Board of Directors of its intentions, or immediately when the Director of Public Relations or Chairman of the Board accepts said Notice of Intent.

2. The Organisation will settle all affairs with a member state prior to the expiration of their membership, and will withdraw all assets from said member state during the 1-week period.

3. A member may only be expelled from the Organisation with the consensus of at least 2 of the following positions—the Director of Internal Security, Director in Chief, and/or Chairman of the Board. If one third or more of the General Conference's members dissent with an expulsion, the nation in question will retain their membership.

Article 3 – Agencies & Organisational Structure

SECTION 1

1. There shall be two principal organs involved in the governance of the Organisation. A General Conference comprised of all member nations of OSEAN shall wield legislative power through democratic process, and a Board of Directors consisting of 6 members shall be responsible for the enactment of executive decisions necessary for the day to day running of OSEAN.

2. Of these two principal organs, both shall be led by elected officials. The General Conference shall be led by the member holding the position of Secretary, while the Board of Directors shall be led by the member holding the position of Chairman of the Board. No one nation may concurrently serve in both positions.

SECTION 2

1. Beyond the General Conference and the Board of Directors, such subsidiary agencies as deemed necessary may be established in accordance with the present Charter with the approval of the Chairman of the Board.

2. Said subsidiary agencies may be placed under the direction of a member or members by the authority of the Chairman of the Board as they see fit. Alternatively, agencies may function autonomously without direct supervision.

SECTION 3

1. The Organisation shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of a member in the participation in any of its principal and subsidiary organs, barring sanctions against individual nations and a position’s conditions of office.

Article 4 – Elections

SECTION 1

1. Every three months, on the 27th of January, April, July, and October, a series of elections will be held for the positions of Secretary and Chairman of the Board.

2. On the 20th of the aforementioned months, members may begin submitting their candidature for either position to the incumbent Secretary. Only nations who have retained membership in OSEAN since at least the 20th of the previous month or prior to that date may stand as candidates in an election. Member nations may continue submitting their candidature until the release of the ballot form.

3. A one week period of campaigning will also begin on the 20th, starting at 0000 hours UTC and ending on the 27th at 2359 hours UTC. No campaign material or persuasive tactics will be permitted outside of this period, and those found violating this clause will be disqualified. Candidates need not have submitted their candidature to the Secretary prior to them campaigning.

4. Candidates may promote their campaigns on the RMB, or through Discord, or both. They may distribute material through these two mediums, but campaign telegrams are strictly forbidden, for it is not a fair and equal ground, whereas RMB and Discord are both freely available to everyone. Those found violating this clause will be disqualified from running.

SECTION 2

1. At the end of the campaigning period, the incumbent Secretary will post a Google Form in a RMB post tagging all OSEAN members to signify the beginning of the voting period. Voting for the positions of Chairman of the Board and Secretary will begin at 0000 hours UTC on the 28th, and will go for two days. Votes lodged after 2359 hours UTC on the 30th will not be counted.

2. On their Google Form, members will submit their nation name, as well as their vote for both of the positions by selecting one candidate per position from a multiple-choice selection. A member may vote for any candidate, including themselves if they are running for a position.

3. Only nations who have already obtained membership in the Organisation prior to the release of a ballot form may vote on said ballot form. New members inducted into OSEAN after the beginning of elections will be ineligible to vote. Voting is voluntary; however, all eligible members are expected to vote.

4. At the end of the election, the incumbent Secretary will announce the results of the election in a RMB post tagging all OSEAN members. They will also release the raw results of the Google Forms ballot in the same post so as to prevent any dispute or contention with the Secretary’s tallying of votes.

SECTION 3

1. If a new Secretary or Chairman of the Board is elected by virtue of having obtained the most votes, then they will take their posts on the 1st of the following month after elections.

2. In the case of a tie between the numbers of votes given to two or more members for a certain position, the member who received that number of votes first shall be elected.

3. Any member taking the positions of Secretary or Chairman of the Board shall take the Declaration of Fidelity printed below prior to assuming office:

“I, [NATION NAME], hereby declare that I will support and defend the Organisation of Strategically and Economically Allied Nations and its Charter against all enemies, and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. I will serve the Organisation as one of its elected leaders to the best of my abilities, and place the interests of OSEAN above my own. This I do swear without deceit or reservation.”

4. The term of the Secretary shall last three months, and there is no limit on the number of terms a member may serve as Secretary. Likewise, the term of the Chairman of the Board shall last three months; however, no Chairman may serve more than two terms consecutively.

SECTION 4

1. If the General Conference believes that an elected Secretary is unable to discharge their duties and declares as such via the submission of a petition containing not less than two-thirds of the Conference’s signatures, the Chairman of the Board would appoint a member nation, excepting members already serving on the Board of Directors, as Interim Secretary to preside over the remainder of the prior Secretary's term.

2. Similarly, if the General Conference believes that an elected Chairman of the Board is unable to discharge their duties and declares as such via the submission of a petition containing not less than two-thirds of the Conference’s signatures, the incumbent Chairman shall step down, and the Director next in line will succeed them and serve as the Interim Chairman of the Board for the remainder of that term.

Article 5 – The Executive Body

SECTION 1

1. Once elected, the Chairman of the Board will choose at their discretion five other member nations of OSEAN to form a Board of Directors to serve as the Organisation's executive body. Excluding the Chairman and in order of line of succession, the positions shall be as follows:

- Director in Chief
- Director of War
- Director of Internal Security
- Director of Public Relations
- Director of Economics

2. No nation may occupy more than one position in the Board of Directors, though nothing in this clause shall be interpreted as prohibiting a Board member from assuming charge of an additional subsidiary organ of OSEAN.

3. Only OSEAN members maintaining an active presence on the Discord RP server may be eligible for appointment to the Board of Directors. The definition of active presence shall be determined by the Chairman of the Board. The Secretary may not be appointed as a Director on the Board.

4. With the approval of the Chairman of the Board, Directors who hold a portfolio may request members of OSEAN to serve as Attachés of their Directorates and assist them in their duties. Such Attachés shall only hold the authority necessary for their appointed tasks, as judged by their Director, and may be dismissed at the latter's discretion. Attaché positions will not be considered as officials within OSEAN's membership, and have no formal title of their own.

5. Should five or more of the Organisation’s members become dissatisfied with the performance of any of the Directors on the Board, a petition with their signatures may be submitted to the Secretary. At that time, a Vote of No Confidence will be conducted, and if it should be found that two-thirds or more of the General Conference lacks confidence, then the official in question is ousted. The Chairman of the Board may then appoint a new member to fill the emptied position.

6. Should a Director of the Board give notice that they are unable to fulfill their duties, or vacate their position, the Chairman of the Board shall immediately select a member nation from the General Conference who is not the Secretary to appoint as the replacement Director.

7. All nations assuming a position leading a Directorate shall take the Oath of Allegiance printed below prior to taking their posts:

“I, [NATION NAME], do solemnly swear that I shall execute the duties of my office to the full extent of my capability. I shall always tell the full truth of any affair to my superiors, and I shall keep secret all that I have been instructed to keep secret by my superiors. I shall never commit any act of treason against OSEAN, and shall always further the OSEAN cause during my tenure in office.”

SECTION 2

1. The Chairman of the Board is the highest ranking member in the Organisation, and serves as OSEAN's head of government & head of state. This position holds all executive powers, and has the final say in all matters. They may oversee all OSEAN organs outside of the General Conference as necessary, and they may also create or dissolve subsidiary agencies as the circumstances demand. The Chairman serves as the head of the OSEAN Armed Forces.

2. The Chairman of the Board has the ability to appoint members to serve as Directors in the Board of Directors, and may replace any Director at any point in time.

3. The Chairman of the Board shall have the authority to change the flag and symbols of OSEAN, but any change must be approved by the Secretary.

4. The Chairman of the Board shall be responsible for publishing a State of the Organisation address every 3 weeks from their date of inauguration, for a total of 4 addresses per term. The State of the Organisation address will inform members as to changes in appointments among their officials within the Board of Directors, update them as to the progress of current OSEAN projects, and provide information on major events & the well-being of the Organisation.

6. Should the Chairman of the Board give notice that they are unable to fulfil their duties, or vacate their position, the Director next in line will succeed them and serve as the Interim Chairman of the Board for the remainder of that term.

SECTION 3

1. The Director in Chief is the second-highest ranking position in OSEAN. As the Organisation’s second in command, they are responsible for carrying out the responsibilities of the Chairman when the latter are unavailable. For this reason, the Director in Chief may determine the final say in matters, excepting the cases where their decision contradicts a prior one issued by the Chairman or when their decision is later overruled by the Chairman.

2. The Director in Chief is additionally responsible for the maintenance of OSEAN’s foreign affairs with other alliances and nations on Strangereal. As an office already invested with executive powers, they shall be tasked with the duty of acting as OSEAN’s diplomatic representative in all situations unless otherwise deemed necessary by the Chairman of the Board.

SECTION 4

1. The Director of War is responsible for defending the security of OSEAN against external threats such as rogue military organisations, nations, or alliances, as well as the safeguarding of members against internal armed conflict. As such, they are invested with the authority of being the second-highest ranking military position in OSEAN after the Chairman of the Board.

2. The Director of War serves as the Commander in Chief of the OSEAN Armed Forces, and are authorised to deploy them globally as they see fit for the purposes of fulfilling their responsibilities. They may also deploy the armed forces of their own nation, or lead a combined coalition consisting of the militaries of multiple members for the same purpose.

3. The Director of War is the primary position responsible for the rejection of any member nation's Appeal to Arms, if they judge their Appeal to be unjustified or likely to place the alliance at an unacceptable risk of negative repercussions.

4. Only the Director of War, with the General Conference's approval, may declare a war of aggression on behalf of the Organisation as a whole against another alliance or nation. Such a Declaration of War must first be submitted to vote before the General Conference as a Bill in line with the procedures outlined in Article 6 Section 2; with the Director replacing the role of Secretary for the duration of the session. However, unlike a standard Bill, the Declaration shall only be passed if all votes registered are in favour, and would be struck down should any member choose to vote "Nay".

SECTION 5

1. The Director of Internal Security shall be charged with maintaining the well-being of the Organisation and resolving internal disputes involving members. This Director will enforce all rules concerning behaviour found in this Charter and will ensure members are acting in a manner upholding the status of their membership in the Organisation. Their rulings will be respected immediately, but can be appealed to the Chairman of the Board.

2. The Director of Internal Security has the authority to suspend the privileges granted to members if they deem necessary for OSEAN’s safety, up to and including full suspension of a member. Privileges may only be restored to disciplined members by the Director of Internal Security, the Director in Chief, or the Chairman of the Board. As per Article 2 Section 3.3, the Director of Internal Security may expel a member with the approval of the Director in Chief and/or the Chairman of the Board as well as the approval of the General Conference.

3. If the interests of any member of the Organisation are being disregarded by another member nation and the matter is unresolvable privately, members must bring such a situation to the attention of the Director of Internal Security, who will work to bring about a fair resolution for both parties in accordance with this Charter and the Bills of the Organisation. No member appointed to this position will consider any issue involving themselves, and such cases would be dealt with as per Article 6 Section 4.4.

SECTION 6

1. The Director of Public Relations is responsible for maintaining OSEAN’s positive image to the benefit of the Organisation. Their duties include recruiting new members, creating and spreading OSEAN propaganda, and releasing official statements regarding the public relations of OSEAN on the RMB. The Director of Public Relations is tasked purely with public relations, rather than the diplomatic relations between OSEAN and other organisations or nations, which are the responsibility of the Director in Chief.

2. The Director of Public Relations is tasked with screening and recruiting prospective members to the Organisation and ensuring that all recruits meet the standards required for membership. The Director may use any methods in accordance with site rules, including but not limited to advertisements on the RMB, telegram campaigns, and recruitment on Discord. Due to these unique duties, holders of this position must maintain both an active presence on the RMB as well as Discord. The definition of active presence shall be determined by the Chairman of the Board.

3. The Director of Public Relations is also responsible for approving or rejecting submitted Applications of Membership. Their decision is active immediately, and does not require further review from any other official position. However, the Chairman of the Board or Director in Chief may override their decision within 24 hours, after conferring with the Director of Public Relations and applicant in question.

SECTION 7

1. The Director of Economics is tasked with the management of the Directorate of Economics and OSEAN finances. They are responsible for managing the accounts and budget of the Organisation, maintaining its revenue, and determining OSEAN’s fiscal policy.

2. As the head of the Directorate of Economics, the Director of Economics is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the central bank of OSEAN, to be called the OSEAN International Bank. In this capacity, they are responsible for the issuance of the OSEAN Standard Unit and the maintenance of the monetary base at a level that facilitates OSEAN’s prosperity.

3. The Director of Economics shall also be responsible for the issuance of loans or grants from the OSEAN International Bank to nations and OSEAN members respectively. It is their responsibility to ensure that all approved loans are fiscally responsible—that is, that they generate an amount of profit appropriate in relation to the size and risk of the loan’s principal. Likewise, it is their duty to follow up on members that request economic aid, and to provide alternative assistance if necessary.

4. The Director of Economics has the authority to establish economic or infrastructure projects benefiting OSEAN as they see fit. Projects may be initiated for the direct benefit of OSEAN’s finances, as well as the improvement of OSEAN’s members and economic ties. Such projects shall not be limited in involvement to the Organisation’s membership, and may involve nations or groups of nations outside of OSEAN.

Article 6 – Legislative Procedure

SECTION 1

1. Recognising the ever-changing circumstances which OSEAN must face and the impracticality of amending and updating this Charter for them, the General Conference shall be tasked with supplementing this Charter with an uncodified constitution of legislative Bills.

2. Any Bill passed by the General Conference shall be considered a binding legal document of the Organisation to which all member states are held. Bills must not contradict the precedents established by this Charter, which will always hold supremacy over any approved Bills.

3. Once a Bill is passed with the simple majority of the General Conference, it is retroactively regarded as an associated Bill of this Charter. Therefore, as per Article 2 Section 1.4, all members of the Organisation automatically ratify all Bills passed by the General Conference, regardless of their delegation’s vote on a particular Bill.

SECTION 2

1. While any member may propose a Bill for voting before the General Conference, as outlined in Article 2 Section 2.2, proposals must first be reviewed by the Secretary before moving to a vote. Members may submit their proposals for review by posting their proposal in a telegram to the Secretary. If the Secretary reviews the proposal and believes that the Bill is of a sufficiently high standard and does not contradict this Charter, they will telegram the member in reply indicating as such. Otherwise, the Secretary shall telegram the member to reject it and advise them where edits to the Bill are needed.

2. Once a Bill has been approved, a member may post the Bill, along with their delegate’s arguments in favour of the Bill, in a RMB post tagging all OSEAN members. The Secretary shall then quote the post and declare the General Conference to be in session with the following declaration:

“In my authority as Secretary of the Organisation of Strategically and Economically Allied Nations, I declare this legislative session open for the purpose of discussing the above Bill. The General Conference is now convened.”

3. From the time that the Secretary declares the General Conference to be in session, the delegates of member nations have 72 hours to discuss and debate the Bill. Each member’s delegate must quote the RMB post of the member speaking before them, with the first member to speak quoting the Secretary. At the end of the 72 hour period, the Secretary shall post the following announcement in a RMB post tagging all OSEAN members:

“The period of discussion for this Bill has now concluded. The General Conference is now adjourned for deliberation.”

4. There shall be a 24 hour period for all delegates to review the transcripts of the session, which would have been recorded in the Legislation dispatch of the OSEAN factbook. Delegates may not discuss the Bill during this period of time.

5. Once the 24 hour deliberation period has concluded, the Secretary shall open the General Conference for voting by posting the following announcement in a RMB post tagging all OSEAN members, along with the :

“The General Conference is now reconvened for voting. Members may lodge a single vote in favour of or against this Bill, or abstain from voting.”

Members will vote by posting a “Yay”, “Nay”, or “Abstain” in a RMB post tagging the Secretary. Members may not change their vote once cast. Only votes cast within a 24 hour period of voting being declared open will be counted by the Secretary.

6. At the end of the 24 hour voting period, the Secretary shall announce the results in a RMB post tagging all OSEAN members and close that session of the General Conference in a declaration as follows:

“The votes were __ for and __ against with __ abstentions. I now declare this Bill carried/defeated. This session of the General Conference is now closed.”

A Bill shall be declared carried if the number of votes in favour were greater than or equal to those against it, and defeated if the number of votes against were greater than those in favour. Once a session has been closed, its transcripts will be removed from the Legislation dispatch of the OSEAN factbook, and if a Bill was passed, it would be added to the list of ratified Bills in the same dispatch. Ratified bills will be listed in the chronological order in which they were passed, with the first ratified Bill being referred to as OSEAN Act #1 and so forth.

SECTION 3

1. All ratified Bills may be repealed after their passage by a vote of the General Conference. Similarly, Bills may be amended via a vote by the General Conference.

2. Any member may propose the repeal of a ratified Bill via the submission of a Bill whose purpose is written as such. Such a Repeal Bill would be passed in the same procedure as a standard Bill, as described in Section 2 of this Article.

3. Once a Repeal Bill has been ratified by the General Conference, it would be added to the Legislation dispatch of the OSEAN factbook, similar to a standard Bill. Additionally, the Bill that it repeals would be struck through in the Legislation dispatch to indicate its repeal.

4. Any member may amend a ratified Bill by submitting an Amendment to the General Conference for a vote. Such an Amendment would outline the proposed modifications to the Bill it seeks to amend, and would be voted upon in the same procedure as a standard Bill, as described in Section 2 of this Article.

5. Once an Amendment has been passed by the General Conference, the Bill which it amends would be updated as per the Amendment's text, with the original Bill being retitled OSEAN Act #X.1 for the first Amendment and so forth. Amendments would also be listed along with a description of their changes in their own section within the Legislation dispatch of the OSEAN factbook.

SECTION 4

1. The General Conference will elect among itself a Secretary as described in Article 4 of this Charter, who shall be responsible for presiding over its meetings.

2. The Secretary is responsible for the editing of Bills prior to their discussion before the General Conference, for convening sessions of the General Conference to vote on proposed Bills, and the adjourning of the General Conference’s sessions once a Bill has been passed or rejected by the General Conference.

3. The Secretary may suppress a disorderly delegation’s right to discussion within the General Conference for the duration of the particular session in which a member engages in disorderly behaviour.

4. In addition to their duties presiding over the General Conference, the Secretary is also responsible for hearing out any petitions brought forward by members dissatisfied by any rulings made by the Board of Directors. Should they find such concerns justifiable, they must commence a hearing between the disputants in the presence of the General Conference, with fair opportunity being given to all sides to present their arguments. At the conclusion of such a hearing, the Secretary shall call for a vote from all members of the General Conference not involved in the dispute on the legitimacy of the complaints levelled. If the General Conference affirms the legitimacy of the presented complaints, the Secretary will determine a fair and appropriate penalty in response. On the other hand, if the General Conference rejects the legitimacy of the presented complaints, the petition shall be summarily dismissed.

5. In the case that the Secretary gives notice that they are unable to fulfil their duties, or has vacated their position, the Chairman of the Board would appoint a member nation, excepting members already serving on the Board of Directors, as Interim Secretary to preside over the remainder of the prior Secretary's term.

Article 7 – Amendments & Administrative Powers

SECTION 1

1. Any member may propose additions, removals, edits, or other amendments to this Charter by posting the Amendment in a Dispatch, then telegramming the Dispatch's link along with their Summary of Intentions behind their Amendment to the Secretary.

2. The Secretary shall then review the proposal, and ensure that is in line with the standards of this Charter. Should the proposed Amendment fall short, they will telegram the member to reject it and advise them accordingly.

3. Once the Secretary receives a proposal which is satisfactory, they must submit it to a vote before the Board of Directors and themselves. The Secretary will send a telegram containing the aforementioned Dispatch and Summary of Intentions to the Board of Directors. Each member of the Board of Directors, as well as the Secretary, shall then reply to the Telegram with their vote—a “Yay”, “Nay”, or “Abstain”. Should the number of “Yay” votes outnumber the “Nay” votes by at least two to one, the Amendment is considered passed and the Charter shall be updated accordingly.

SECTION 2

1. In cases of ambiguity, the Secretary shall be responsible for the interpretation of the Charter as necessary.

SECTION 3

1. In the case of an emergency which threatens the existence of the Organisation such as a total war against another international alliance, the Secretary, with the unanimous approval of the Board of Directors, may grant emergency powers to the Chairman of the Board that shall allow them to suspend the following clauses of this Charter:

- Article 2 Section 1.3
- Article 2 Section 3.2
- Article 4 Section 1.1
- Article 4 Section 3.4
- Article 4 Section 4.1
- Article 4 Section 4.2
- Article 5 Section 1.5

2. If the state of emergency lasts past the end of the incumbent Chairman’s term, as defined in Article 4 Section 3.4, then the election shall be held not more than one week after the state of emergency is declared to be over.

3. A state of emergency may be declared to have lapsed by the consent of 3 or more members of the Board of Directors, along with the consent of the Secretary.



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