Throughout the history of human civilization, people, tribes, nations, kingdoms and empires have all made peace from war and forged alliances and agreements in the quest for mutual peace, friendship, and prosperity. In the modern day, year 2018 A.D. and 1439 AH, the leaders of the four great Mediterranean Powers in the form of the Ottoman Empire, the French Empire, the Spanish Empire, and the Republic of Italy have agreed to assemble and form together a pact forged upon mutual agreement and gain, dedicated to the preservation of our nations. With this agreement in mind, the Mare Nostrum Pact has unanimously been approved and supported, and hereby shall be formed between said contracting parties. The following are the justifications and terms for the Pact, and a concluding statement.
1. In order to form a closer bond between the great nations of the Mediterranean
2. To preserve the cultures and governments of the multiple nations along the great Mediterranean Sea
3. In order to establish a peace-keeping alliance dedicated to the Mediterranean and the Mediterranean only, as opposed to the whole of Europe or the whole of Northern Africa or the whole of the Levant
4. To ensure that war does not break out between the great powers of the region, but instead against their mutual enemies only if needed
5. As a necessity for a stronger economic zone in the Mediterranean Sea area becomes more and more apparent
We, the contracting parties of the Mare Nostrum Pact, do hereby sign our loyalty and honor unto this document and as such, the Pact itself, and in doing so, pledge our support to the following words.
Article I. Economic
All four of the contracting parties involved in the signing of this pact do hereby agree to establish greater economic unity between themselves, agreeing to:
Section I: Port System
Create and maintain a system of international ports in their nations that will service as Pact-member ports only; as such, only trade ships from fellow Pact members will be allowed to dock and unload in these ports, allowing for much better and faster trade between all.
Section II: Mare Nostrum Economic Council
Establish the Mare Nostrum Economic Council, which shall function as:
1. A multinational Council specifically for the contracting parties designed to help better coordinate international trade relations between the member states,
2. A mediator for all contracting parties in the field of international trade to help prevent economic or trade crises and conflict from emerging inside the alliance,
3. An advisory board for all of the contracting parties on how to better cooperate together on joint economic projects inside the pact.
The MNEC shall be hosted in Valletta, Italy, and will have a total delegation of 601 delegates, one 150 from each contracting party and one additional "independent delegate" that will alternate between the contracting parties every 3 years. These delegates will convene every month in their council hall and discuss, in times of peace, joint economic projects, trade agreements, shipping and trade laws, and in times of war, sanctions, arms and supply deals, and other economic issues military in nature. This board will be COMPLETELY ADVISORY and shall hold no executive power whatsoever- it is completely up to the current administration or reign of the contracting parties to either accept or veto any propositions or deals created by the council.
Article II. Militaristic
In order to help keep the peace in the region, to ensure the mutual defense, to create a stable coalition of nations willing to fight for common goals, to make sure that the contracting parties stay in the forefront of technological military innovations, the contracting parties hereby agree to the following:
Section I. Mutual Peace and Defense
All of the contracting parties agree to abstain from declaring war or making general hostile military actions against another contracting party. To maintain peace, should a nation inside the Pact declare war or attack entities of another nation inside the Pact, the aggressor will immediately be kicked out and all other nations in the Pact will be obliged to declare war and fight against the aggressor. Along with this, all parties involved, should one nation in the pact have war declared against them, will agree to go to war in defense of their ally and fellow Pact member. This is non-negotiable, and all nations are obliged to dedicate military assets to combat.
Section II. Offensive Support
In the event that a contracting party declares an offensive war against a nation not in the Pact, he has the option to call for offensive support from fellow members inside the Pact. While not obliged to answer the request for support as in a defensive war, a member nation can offer his support in the war solely for the strengthening of unity and the advancement of the goals of the Pact’s member nations.
Section III. Technological and Industrial Advancements
In order to maintain constant technological prowess, to keep the Mare Nostrum Pact at the forefront of technological innovation in both passive and aggressive military equipment, to ensure better chances of victory in conflict with less casualties both to allied and civilian groups, the contracting parties do agree to:
1. Cooperation with military developments and construction, from the research and development phase to the final stages in construction in factory,
2. The joint pooling and developing of military knowledge and technology in order to increase the effectiveness of the armies of the Pact for strategic, tactical, and humane reasons,
3. Joint subsidizing and contracting of private companies to develop and construct military technologies ranging from body gear to weapons to vehicles, which shall be available to all contracting parties,
4. The sharing of military equipment in times of war, which is obliged in defensive wars and completely voluntary in offensive wars.
The development of new military theorem, infrastructure, and technology will help to keep the combined armies of the Pact working together, at the forefront of the military world, easily help to defend the contracting parties, and help to advance the territorial and industrial goals of our mutual alliance.
Section IV. On Diplomatic Loyalty
On the subject of loyalty to the Pact, all contracting parties agree to put their diplomatic interests first and foremost to the Pact. This means that, under no circumstances, is a party allowed to join a pact, alliance, or organization that puts itself in almost complete direct opposition to the goals and ideals of the Pact, aside from the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations. Should a nation inside the Pact join another group that is in direct opposition to the Mare Nostrum Pact, he shall be penalized.
Section V. Military Bases and the Sharing of Installations
When in times of war, either offensive or defensive, members of the Pact reserve the right to ask for clearance to use a fellow contracting party’s military bases or installations to house military units and supplies. Equally, the nation being asked the question reserves the right to deny the request. During times of peace, the nations of the Pact can, at any time, agree to construct Joint Military Installations in a member state’s country. These bases will be separate from a base used by a single army, and will instead function as a staging house and garrison for all contracting parties year-round in peace or war. Upon the signing of this charter, the bases’ constructions have not yet been authorized, and will not be authorized until at least 3 of the four contracting party’s agree to its construction.
In conclusion we, the members of the Mare Nostrum Pact, hereby do agree until the end of the tenure of this document to remain loyal to the Pact, to follow and obey its rules, and to respect our fellow members and their people as equals and as brethren. We sign this document now so that peace, prosperity, and advancement may embrace us, and that we embrace it. This Charter will remain the tender soul of sorts of the Pact, and should new rules and regulations be embraced and agreed upon by the members of the Pact, they shall be added as Charter Amendments. Now, our honor is bound, our allegiances sworn, and our duties made clear.
Exhalted Sultan and Caliph of Islam and All Muslims Sabahattın Özturk Osman, of the Ottoman Empire
King Alejandro I, of the Empire of Spain
Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, of the Republic of Italy
King Louis Alphonso I, of the Third French Empire