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by The Regional Nation of The Northern Light. . 47 reads.

Treaty of Friendship between The North Pacific and Europeia


The North Pacific Handbook


WHEREAS, the Region of The North Pacific ("TNP") and the Republic of Europeia ("Europeia") have engaged in discussions about the natural alliance between the two regions, and how to deepen it; and

WHEREAS, TNP and Europeia wish to develop closer ties with one another through continued discussions, as well as the treaty undertakings set forth herein;

NOW, THEREFORE, TNP and Europeia agree as follows:

1. Military Undertakings

(a) Neither TNP nor Europeia will engage in military hostilities against the other. Participation by TNP and Europeia on opposite sides of a military engagement that does not constitute an attack on either region shall not be considered "military hostilities against the other" for this purpose.

(b) To the extent practicable, TNP and Europeia shall provide the other defensive military assistance in case of an attack.

(c.) Both TNP and Europeia shall not cede their sovereign control over their respective military forces to any supraregional alliance. Sovereign control is interpreted as being able to make the ultimate decision with regards to the region's military resources participating in a military operation. Both regions may continue to enter into bilateral and multilateral agreements for common defense.

(d) Europeia shall not engage in offensive military action against Game Created Regions, as defined below ("GCRs"), except that (i) Europeia may take any action reasonably related to its obligations to defend its allies; and (ii) Europeia may, in consultation with TNP, take any action reasonably related to the defense of indigenous communities in any GCR against outside aggression or improper influence. For purposes of this Section 1(d), the term "Game Created Regions" means the regions of The Pacific, The East Pacific, The South Pacific, The West Pacific, The North Pacific, Lazarus, Balder, Osiris, and The Rejected Realms.

(e) TNP and Europeia shall aid each other in Delegacy transferrals when requested.

(f) TNP and Europeia will collaborate militarily for the combined benefit of both regions when practical.

2. Intelligence Undertakings

(a) Neither TNP nor Europeia will set spies on the other. For this purpose, a "spy" is a person acting under false pretenses in one region, without that region's knowledge, and at the direction of the other region's legitimate government.

(b) TNP and Europeia each shall provide information to the other if such information is pertinent to the other region's security or well-being, or otherwise upon the other's reasonable request, unless the party in possession of such information reasonably believes that providing that information might violate applicable laws or contravene the terms of service for NationStates or the region's forum provider, or when revealing that information would unduly compromise that party's source(s) of information. Both signatories shall endeavor to reveal as much as possible in such situations, but not more than they can under laws, terms of service or the need to protect sources.

(c.) TNP and Europeia will each make it a violation of their internal laws to spy on the other, if a similar or related law to the same effect does not already exist. To the extent permitted by each region's laws, this Section 2(c.) shall be deemed self-executing.

3. Diplomatic Undertakings

(a) TNP and Europeia shall establish and maintain in-game embassies (i.e., on the NationStates site) with one another.

(b) TNP and Europeia shall maintain off-site embassies (i.e., on their regional forums), consistent with facilities provided to other allies.

4. General Provisions

(a) This treaty shall take effect when it has been ratified by the duly authorized legislative bodies of both TNP and Europeia.

(b) Upon ratification, this treaty shall be the sole treaty between TNP and Europeia, superseding any prior written documents describing a relationship between the regions.

(c.) As soon as practicable following ratification, TNP and Europeia will collaborate to stage a cultural festival to celebrate this treaty.


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