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[font=Helvetica][color=white][size=360]Commonwealth of Republics[/size][/color]
[color=white][size=130]An Explanation and Membership of the Multi-National Organisation[/size][/color]

[color=white][size=130]The [b]Commonwealth of Republics[/b], more commonly known by its abbreviation [b]CoRe[/b]; a collection of [b]individual[/b]
[b]nations[/b] that share a common set of [b]values[/b], [b]morals[/b], [b]aspirations[/b] and [b]goals[/b]. Although referred to in the [b]past[/b]
- and [b]inaccurately[/b] to some degree today - as the [b]Alteran Commonwealth[/b], the organisation does not recognise the Alteran Confederacy as
the head of the organisation - merely the founder of its spiritual ancestors, the [b]Commonwealth of Alteran Republics[/b]. Some current members share 
a [b]colonial[/b] or [b]linguistic[/b] past with Altera - however, membership is extended to all nations that share similar [b]ideals[/b];
[b]freedom of speech[/b], [b]freedom of the individual[/b], the [b]free market[/b] and [b]open and fair trade[/b].[/size][/color]
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[list][font=helvetica][size=120]The Commonwealth of Republics, often simply referred to as the Commonwealth, is a voluntary political organisation that encompasses numerous nations from within the Western Isles. Within the Commonwealth of Republics are two key institutions; the [b]Commonwealth Reirey[/b] (Administration) - which overseas the inter-governmental regulation. communication and organisation; and the [b]Commonwealth Fo-oltey[/b] (Associate) - who's duties lie in the communication and collaboration with non-member states and nations.

The Commonwealth dates back to the first half of the [b]20th century[/b] with the restructuring of the [b]Alteran Commonwealth of Republics[/b] - the [b]precursor[/b] to the Commonwealth of Republics - through increased self-governance of former colonies and dominions. The Alteran Commonwealth was originally conceived as a way for Altera to continue [b]spreading prosperity[/b] and its [b]ideals[/b] throughout the region, by leading the organisation and all its associated endeavours. However, by the turn of the 20th Century, many politicians realised that Altera 'leading' this movement would [b]not be economically[/b] or [b]socially viable[/b], and that it excluded the [b]potential positive actions[/b] of non-Alteran republics. This mindset was put to paper in 1932, through the Byrch Declaration at the 1932 Commonwealth Conference, and formalised by the Alteran Republics in the following year. 

By 1938, Altera had been discussing the [b]concept[/b] of the Commonwealth with its allies and 'colonies' (a term applied historically, but one which Altera didn't use at the time) for several years; drumming up support and continued to further establish the ideals, principles and potential components of the Commonwealth of Republics.

By 1938, the governments of Aprosia, Atolla and Avran had formally accepted Altera's proposal, with negotiations for other nations on-going - and the Commonwealth of Republics was officially formed.

The Commonwealth's core values centre around the principles of [b]freedom of speech[/b], [b]freedom of the individual[/b], the [b]free market[/b] and [b]open and fair trade[/b]. Nations who share these ideals are invited to the Commonwealth of Republics to continue sharing and defending these core principles.
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[list][font=helvetica][size=120][b]Independent Commonwealth Electoral Commission[/b][/size]
> An independent, but Commonwealth sponsored, organisation that acts as an independent observer during member and non-member democratic elections.

[size=120][b]Commonwealth Commission for Education and Universities[/b][/size]
> Dedicated towards the promotion of free and fair access to education and learning opportunities.

[size=120][b]Commonwealth Commission for Gender Equality[/b][/size]
> Focuses on the promotion of the equal rights for all genders.

[size=120][b]Commonwealth Commission for the Environment and Sustainability[/b][/size]
> A Commonwealth sponsored commission to promote and support green technologies and sustainable development of nations.

[size=120][b]Commonwealth Atomic and Renewable Energy Agency[/b][/size]
> An agency whose core focus in the development and encouragement of novel nuclear and renewable energy sources.

[size=120][b]Commonwealth Free-Trade Agency[/b][/size]
> Working in tandem with organisations such as the Regional Trade and Economic Agreement, a commission who assists in the facilitation of free-trade and other economic agreements between member states.

[size=120][b]Commonwealth Economic Community[/b][/size]
> A commission for the establishment of free and fair trading laws, practices, technological and safety standards across member-states and its trade partners.

[size=120][b]COMPOL (Commonwealth Police)[/b][/size]
> An independent organization that works with member and non-member states to assist in criminal investigations, as well as repatriation cases.

[size=120][b]Commonwealth Commission for Veterans and War Graves[/b][/size]
> An independent commission dedicated towards the promotion of fair treatment for veterans, as well as the repair and maintenance of member-state war graves across the region.

[size=120][b]Commonwealth Language and Culture Exchange[/b][/size]
> An organisation dedicated towards the promotion of cultural and linguistic exchange between member states; facilitating the exchange of cultural holidays, museum exhibits and other related phenomena.
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[color=white][size=300]Commonwealth Covenant[/size][/color]
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[i]OOC: To begin with, I'm going to use the IRL Commonwealth Covenant as a basis (as I thought I'd called the ICly document, the Commonwealth Charter - then stupidly Googled it and realised "Oh bugger, it's a real thing isn't it. Well sh*t; this isn't going to convince anyone that this isn't a !British Commonwealth deal. F*ck it. It'll do for now."

So, I'll work and improve it over time. For now, because it's nearly midnight and I'm tired, it'll be a lightly edited document.[/i]

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[list][font=georgia][size=200][b]Commonwealth Covenant[/b][/size][/font][/list]

[list][font=georgia][size=120]The Commonwealth Covenant is a document of the values and aspirations which unite the Commonwealth of Republics.

It expresses the commitment of member states to the development of free and democratic societies and the promotion of peace and prosperity to improve the lives of all the people of the Commonwealth.

The Covenant also acknowledges the role of civil society in supporting the goals and values of the Commonwealth of Republics, drawing upon inspiration from spiritual predecessor and kindred organisations; including the Alteran Commonwealth of Republics, the Free Powers Alliance, the Organisation of Regional Cooperation in Argus and the Regional Trade and Economic Agreement.[/size][/font][/list]

[list][font=georgia][size=200][b]We, the people of the Commonwealth[/b][/size][/font][/list]

[list][font=georgia][size=120]Recognising that in an era of changing economic circumstances and uncertainty, new trade and economic patterns, unprecedented threats to peace and security, and a surge in popular demands for democracy, human rights and broadened economic opportunities, the potential of and need for the Commonwealth – as a compelling force for good and as an effective network for co-operation and for promoting development – has never been greater,

Recalling that the Commonwealth is a voluntary association of independent and equal sovereign states, each responsible for its own policies, consulting and co-operating in the common interests of our peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace, and influencing international society to the benefit of all through the pursuit of common principles and values,

Affirming that the special strength of the Commonwealth lies in the combination of our diversity and our shared inheritance in language, culture and the rule of law; and bound together by shared history and tradition; by respect for all states and peoples; by shared values and principles and by concern for the vulnerable,

Affirming that the Commonwealth way is to seek consensus through consultation and the sharing of experience, especially through practical co-operation, and further affirming that the Commonwealth is uniquely placed to serve as a model and as a catalyst for new forms of friendship and co-operation in the spirit of the League of the Western Isles,

Affirming the role of the Commonwealth as a recognised intergovernmental champion of small states, advocating for their special needs; providing policy advice on political, economic and social development issues; and delivering technical assistance,

Welcoming the valuable contribution of the network of the many intergovernmental, parliamentary, professional and civil society bodies which support the Commonwealth and which subscribe and adhere to its values and principles,

Affirming the validity of and our commitment to the values and principles of the Commonwealth as defined and strengthened over the years including: the Greyhelm Declaration of Commonwealth Principles, the Atollan City Commonwealth Declaration, the Colorane Declaration on the Environment,  and the Commonwealth Declaration on Investing in Young People,

Affirming our core Commonwealth principles of consensus and common action, mutual respect, inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, legitimacy, and responsiveness,

Reaffirming the core values and principles of the Commonwealth as declared by this Covenant:

[tab=100][/tab]1. [b]Democracy[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]2. [b]Human rights[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]3. [b]International peace and security[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]4. [b]Tolerance, respect and understanding[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]5. [b]Freedom of Expression[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]6. [b]Separation of Powers[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]7. [b]Rule of Law[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]8. [b]Good Governance[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]9. [b]Sustainable Development[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]10. [b]Protecting the Environment[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]11. [b]Access to Health, Education, Food and Shelter[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]12. [b]Gender Equality[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]13. [b]Importance of Young People in the Commonwealth[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]14. [b]Recognition of the Needs of Small States[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]15. [b]Recognition of the Needs of Vulnerable States[/b]
[tab=100][/tab]16. [b]The Role of Civil Society[/b]

We are committed to ensuring that the Commonwealth is an effective association, responsive to members’ needs, and capable of addressing the significant global challenges of the future.

We aspire to a Commonwealth that is a strong and respected voice in the world, speaking out on major issues; that strengthens and enlarges its networks; that has a global relevance and profile; and that is devoted to improving the lives of all peoples of the Commonwealth.

We, the following signatories to this noble agenda, agree to the principles and values represented by the Commonwealth and this document:[/size][/font][/list]

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[td][align=center][font=Georgia]The United Commonwealths of
[size=240][URL=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=alteran_republics]Altera[/URL][/size]
[size=80]1938[/size][/font][/align][/td]
[td][align=center][font=Georgia]The
[size=240][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=new_aapelistan/detail=factbook/id=main]Aprosia Union[/url][/size]
[size=80]1938 - 1968 (Absentee)[/size][/font][/align][/td]
[td][align=center][font=Georgia]The Democratic Republic of
[size=240]Arván[/size]
[size=80]1938 - 1993 (Absentee)[/size][/font][/align][/td]
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[td][align=center][font=Georgia]The Republic of
[size=240]Atolla[/size]
[size=80]1938 - 2016, 2017[/size][/font][/align][/td]
[td][align=center][font=Georgia]The United Republics of
[size=240][nation=noflag]Dormill and Stiura[/nation][/size]
[size=80]1997[/size][/font][/align][/td]
[td][align=center][font=Georgia]The Federal Republic of
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[size=80]2000[/size][/font][/align][/td]
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[td][align=center][font=Georgia]The
[size=240][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=athara_magarat]Khas-Kirati Republic[/url][/size]
[size=80]1953[/size][/font][/align][/td]
[td][align=center][font=Georgia]The Realm of
[size=240][nation=noflag]Serpens Land[/nation][/size]
[size=80]1949[/size][/font][/align][/td]
[td][align=center][font=Georgia]The Federal Republic of
[size=240][nation=noflag]Uprea[/nation][/size]
[size=80]1985[/size][/font][/align][/td]
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[td][align=center][font=Georgia]The Republic of
[size=240][nation=noflag]Laeden[/nation][/size]
[size=80]1988[/size][/font][/align][/td]
[td][align=center][font=Georgia]-
[size=240][nation=noflag]Segentova[/nation][/size]
[size=80]-[/size][/font][/align][/td]
[td][align=center][font=Georgia]The United Partitions of
[size=240][URL=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=the_united_partitions]Salimanasia[/URL][/size]
[size=80]1953[/size][/font][/align][/td]
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