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Mesder Sea Treaty Organization

Overview: The Mesder Sea Treaty Organization (MSTO) is a mutual defense alliance between Member Nations. The Member Nations agree to provide for the Collective Defense of the others in the event of an attack, to promote Freedom and Democracy, provide Humanitarian Relief, and to the following conditions as written below.

Membership: The nations of Miklania, Norstham, and Polar Svalbard are the original members of MSTO. Corindia joined the alliance later, as a full member. Others within the Western Isles are encouraged to join as Peace Partners, dedicated to assisting the Member Nations in peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts, while not being bound to the treaty.


Section I: Membership Requirements
To serve in the interests of the other Member Nations and the overarching goal of fostering peace and stability in the region, member nations affirm that they will uphold the following tenants. The Member Nation's government must be democratic, support responsible capitalism, and support basic human rights. To properly defend freedom and democracy in the region, Member Nations must commit at least 2% of their GDP to Defense. Nations must maintain a standing Army, Navy, and Air Arm. To promote prosperity and strengthen the bonds between Members, Member Nations shall seek to eliminate conflict in their international economic policies and will encourage economic collaboration between themselves. A two-thirds vote of Member Nations may expel a Member Nation.

Section II: Structure
The MSTO will be governed by the Council, composed of delegations from all Member Nations. Each Member will be able to use one vote in each voting period, which can be cast as Aye, Nay, or Abstain. The Council shall be Headed by a Secretary General, or a Supreme Allied Commander in times of dire need. The Council shall maintain committees to manage the combined military, humanitarian, economic, and technological capabilities and assets of Member Nations and Partners.

Peace Partners are members of the regional community who share the MSTO's core values and wish to maintain military, humanitarian, and/or economic relations with the group as a whole. Peace Partners must be voted in by the Council, after the Partner's government agrees to the partnership. The Council must vote unanimously to accept a potential Partner.

Section III: Articles and Declarations

Article 1: To preserve and defend the stability of the Region, Military force may only be used as deemed necessary by Member Nations.

Article 2: If any Member Nation feels threatened politically, economically, or militarily, the Member Nations shall consult to address the issue.

Article 3: If any Member Nation is attacked, the attack will be viewed as an attack against all of the Member Nations. Measures will be taken as deemed necessary to restore peace and security. All measures will be terminated if ordered by the Council, or if the Member Nations conclude that peace and security have been adequately restored. The MSTO holds any armed conflict in the Mesder Sea area to be a threat to the security of the Member Nations, and will strive to achieve peaceful resolution of the conflict if possible. Any attack by a Nation on another Nation, Member or Nonmember, in the Mesder Sea area will be seen as an act of aggression and shall be responded to Diplomatically or Militarily.

Article 4: Each Member Nation declares that none of the international engagements now in force between it and any other of the Member Nations or any third Nation is in conflict with the provisions of this Treaty, and undertakes not to enter into any international engagement in conflict with this Treaty. While Member Nations are permitted to be engage in outside treaties and agreements, in the event that the MSTO is at war with the third party, Member Nations in said treaty or agreement must declare that any existing treaties, alliances, agreements, and pacts that conflict with the mission and principles of the MSTO are rendered Null and Void. Any Member's activities may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine compliance.

Article 5: All military arms, vessels, and equipment shall utilize standard munitions, components, and interfaces to allow for interoperability between Member Nations. Likewise, certain terminology shall also be standardized to avoid confusion in joint operations.

Article 6: The Member States may, by unanimous agreement, invite any other Nation in a position to further the principles of this Treaty and to contribute to the security of the Mesder Sea area to accede to this Treaty.

Article 7: The Records of the Mesder Sea Treaty Organization will be held in the Archives of the MSTO at the Organization Headquarters, in the Nation of Miklania.

Article 8: The Charter shall be ratified and carried out by the Member Nations in accordance with their own constitutions.

Section IV: Amendments and Resolutions

The Republic of Miklania