This article discusses the ability of the world's nations and their accessibility in joining the Northwestern Co-Prosperity Union (NCU). The following areas must be true in essence for the nation to be considered a ďfullĒ member of the NCU.
The Parties may, by democratic agreement, invite any other Kalranian State in a position to further the principles of this Treaty and to contribute to the security and stability of the Kalrania region to accede to this Treaty.
The nation in question must be willing to agree to a defensive pact with all signatories of the NCU articles.
The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defense, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the NCU.
In order more effectively to achieve the objectives of this Treaty, the Parties, separately and jointly, by means of continuous and effective self-help and mutual aid, will maintain and develop their individual and collective capacity to resist armed attack.
The nation in question must be willing to agree to an Economic Free Trade Agreement with all member states of the NCU. This is to encourage economic growth of the region, thus allowing greater opportunity among the collective.
The nation in question is not allowed to attack any other nation within the NCU, and is required to settle disputes by court. Failure to do so within the NCU will mean that the aggressor in the conflict will be expelled by the NCU, and thus counts as an aggressor against the NCU, afforded all the responsibilities of an enemy.
This article discusses the ability of the NCU to communicate and organize their respective state elements via the creation of the Union Administrative Council (UAC).
The UAC shall henceforth be established as the leading body of the NCU, of which each member state will be responsible for supplying a civilian and military representative of appropriate rank.
Each member state of the NCU shall be represented in the UAC, to consider matters concerning the implementation of this Treaty Organization. The UAC shall be so organised as to be able to meet promptly at any time. The UAC shall set up such subsidiary bodies as may be necessary; in particular it shall establish immediately a defense committee which shall recommend measures for the implementation of Articles I, subsections 3, and 4 respectively.
The UAC shall be responsible for the establishment of a NCU task force of no less than a division that will be funded and supplied by all member states, and subject to the will of the UAC as a fast reaction force in times of tension.
The establishment of the NCU HQ will be discussed and decided by the UAC via majority vote at the creation of this organization. It will act as the staging point for the UAC, and allow for greater organized action.
The establishment of an account for the NCU will be dealt with via the UAC. This account will be established by donation, with funds only being pulled from itís confine via a majority vote in the UAC. It will be used in conjunction for the NCUís other responsibilities as outlined in this charter.
In times of crisis and disaster members of the NCU are required to send some form of humanitarian aid to the affected member state.
Member states are required to promote the freedom of movement between member states by the opening of borders and ease of travel for NCU states in order to foster closer regional bonds. A member state may petition to the UAC to allow for borders to be restricted if sufficient reason is given.
Member states are required to promote economic freedom and foster economic ties to other member states by removing tariffs, quotas, or hostile economic measures between member states.
Recognizing that the NCU would operate more efficiently with a joint military apparatus separate from that of each member statesí own militaries, the member states of the NCU will create a military apparatus that shall coordinate joint-military operations with respect to military autonomy.
Henceforth the combined military of all NCU states shall be recognized as the Union Treaty Military, or UTM. The UTM will be composed of the collective military forces of the NCU.
All signatory states of the NCU will comply with the Union Supreme Command (USC) which will be composed of all signatory state's highest ranking military officials. The USC will have command over all UTM joint-Military Operations conducted by the in both foreign and domestic theaters of operation with respect to autonomy of national command of their respective militaries.
The UTM and USC shall be administered by the Supreme Marshal of the Union Treaty Military. The Supreme Marshal will be selected via majority vote utilizing the UAC.
The UTM will operate within the bounds of international and national law regarding war recognized by the NCU.
The UTM will have it's own military tribunals consisting of equal numbers of military officials from each signatory NCU State. These Tribunals will be responsible for the infliction of justice on soldiers guilty of crimes in their host nation, or abroad during joint-Military Operations.
The UTM and the USC will be subservient to the UAC, which will be it's civilian administrative apparatus. The UTM and the USC will not be sanctioned to commit independent military action without proper authorization from the UAC.
Amendments to this Treaty may be made with a two-thirds approval of the total number of votes made by member states.
Upon ratification, the Northwestern Co-Prosperity Union shall be considered a part of the Kalranian Stability Initiative, as the legal successor to the Akschoss Federation and Silver Sphere.
All signatory states of the Northwestern Co-Prosperity Union henceforth agree to abide by the guidelines set out in this treaty, and to reaffirm their approval of its establishment.