Thanks Snefaldia! I will check it out. Thanks Excalbia.
It is going to be a long long long drawn out plot involving a lot of intrigue. I am also looking for arms smugglers as in nations that will ally with an Aerionian billionaire to get illegal arms to Marxist groups in Aerion (the plot will later be revealed).
Aerion, I have a few shady companies in the Confederation of Sovereign States that would be happy to smuggle arms without asking any questions. Also, if you need any money laundering Providencia is at your disposal.
That sounded so kickass and thugish
Did someone say Marxists?
The following Note was delivered to the governments of Zamimbia, Ajuba, Anahuac, Snefaldia, Knootoss, the Caldan Union, Pantocratoria, Laneria, Kasakia, Brasland, Balthorvia, Aerion, Sabaristan and South Epheron.
The Ministry of State of the Holy Empire of Excalbia presents its compliments, and, by direction of His Imperial Majesty David IV, has the honour to invite you to attend an international conference at the Joshua II International Conference Centre in the New Excalbia, an Imperial exclave in the Union of Ajuba, to develop a plan for lasting peace in Zamimbia and the southern Epheron region.
The conference will begin (date - OOC: this week) at 9:00 am. We ask all delegation to arrive the evening before. Accommodations will be provided at the Crown Imperial Hotel adjacent to the Conference Centre. While representatives of any level will be welcomed, we request that all parties provide representation at the ministerial level or above to facilitate on-site decision making.
Please be assured of our highest consideration.
The following draft treaty between the C.S.S. and Saxmere has been circulated to the Courtland signatories for their comment, and to the members of the Atlantic Council for their information.
a. The Confederation of Sovereign States recognizes the Grand Duchy of Saxmere as a free and independent state effective the November 1, 2018.
b. The Grand Duchy of Saxmere shall be considered a successor state and party to all treaties currently in force between the Confederation of Sovereign States and any other foreign state.
Article 2 - Division of Liabilities and Assets
a. The Confederation of Sovereign States will withdraw all its military forces prior to November 1, 2018, excepting for such Coast Guard vessels deemed necessary for safe navigation and the protection of human life along the coast of the Grand Duchy of Saxmere as detailed in Annex A. The Confederation will leave all military bases operational, excepting for such equipment deemed to be of proprietary and/or national security interest to the Confederation. The Grand Duchy will compensate the Confederation for the depreciated prorated value of such bases pursuant to the repayment schedule in Annex B.
b. The Confederation of Sovereign States will transfer all civilian facilities in the Grand Duchy of Saxmere to the Grand Duchy prior to November 1, 2018. The Grand Duchy will compensate the Confederation for the depreciated prorated value of such facilities pursuant to the repayment schedule in Annex B.
c. Military personnel of the Confederation of Sovereign States with a claim to citizenship in the Grand Duchy of Saxmere will be entitled to transfer their appointment to the armed forces of the Grand Duchy. For each transferee the Confederation will transfer to the Grand Duchy the individualís accumulated retirement accounts and from that point forward the Grand Duchy will be responsible for all retirement liabilities.
d. Civilian personnel of the Confederation of Sovereign States with a claim to citizenship in the Grand Duchy of Saxmere will be entitled to transfer their appointment to the Government of the Grand Duchy. For each transferee the Confederation will transfer to the Grand Duchy the individualís accumulated retirement accounts and from that point forward the Grand Duchy will be responsible for all retirement liabilities.
e. The Grand Duchy of Saxmere will take upon itself a prorated portion of all financial liabilities jointly held by the Confederation of Sovereign States on behalf of its constituent States in accordance with Annex C.
f. The Confederation of Sovereign States will transfer to the Grand Duchy of Saxmere all accumulated financial assets jointly held by the Confederation on behalf of its constituent States in accordance with Annex C.
Article 3 - Citizenship, Borders and Immigration
a. All citizens of the Confederation of Sovereign States permanently residing in the Grand Duchy of Saxmere on November 1, 2018 or having been born in the Grand Duchy or having a parent was born in the Grand Duchy shall have the right to citizenship in the Grand Duchy upon application to the appropriate designated authorities of the Grand Duchy.
b. The Confederation of Sovereign States and the Grand Duchy of Saxmere hereby explicitly recognize dual nationality and affirm that no citizen of the Confederation will be required to surrender that citizenship to obtain the citizenship of the Grand Duchy.
c. The border between the Confederation of Sovereign States and the Grand Duchy of Saxmere shall be the existing border of the Autonomous Grand Duchy of Saxmere.
d. The Confederation of Sovereign States and the Grand Duchy of Saxmere shall maintain visa-free travel for tourist and temporary business travel of each otherís citizens.
Article 4 - Political Relationship
a. The Confederation of Sovereign States and the Grand Duchy of Saxmere affirm their mutual desire to maintain their common peace and security, and to bring about by peaceful means whenever possible the settlement of any and all disputes.
b. The parties resolve to develop friendly relations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.
c. The parties agree to achieve cooperation in solving problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all their citizens.
d. The parties affirm each otherís full international legal personality and territorial integrity. The signatories of this treaty agree to mutually recognize the territorial claims and claims for exclusive economic rights detailed in Appendix A.
e. The existing and established governmental institutions of the parties are recognized as the sole legitimate claimants to sovereign authority over their sovereign territory.
f. The parties affirm the ancient legal and moral principle that nations are obliged to abide by all treaties into which they legitimately enter so long as the other parties to such treaties do so as well.
g. The parties agree to conduct international diplomacy in accordance with mutually agreed-upon established norms, including the inviolability of diplomatic premises, records and communications, the inviolability and immunity of diplomatic personnel and the provision of reasonable security and protection for diplomats within the otherís territory and jurisdiction.
e. The parties agree not to host on their soil the armed forces of any nation in a state of belligerence against the other. The parties further agree to consult together prior to either accepting foreign troops into their territory.
f. The parties agree to provide diplomatic and consular representation on behalf of the other in countries where one party lacks representation. The Confederation of Sovereign States accepts that the Grand Duchy of Saxmere may seek similar arrangements with other nations in those countries where neither party has representation.
Article 4 - Economic Relations
a. The Grand Duchy of Saxmere shall use the Atlantic Ducat as its national currency.
b. Neither State shall impose tariffs, duties or regulatory restrictions on the other, except for such goods that may be illegal on the domestic market.
c. The parties resolve to avoid the use of trade sanctions, boycotts, embargoes and blockades as an instrument of foreign policy in their relations with each other.
d. Both States commit to the elimination of dual taxation of expatriate and dual national individuals and entities.
e. No individual entitled to retirement or social security benefits by one State shall be denied those benefits on the basis of residence in the other State.
f. Nothing in this accord shall prejudice the right of one party to impose such laws and regulations and to set such standards and prohibitions as it deems reasonably necessary to promote public morals or consumer health and safety.
g. Nothing in this accord shall have the effect of invalidating any existing trade agreements with non-signatory nations. Where not expressly prohibited by existing treaties, the parties shall endeavor to extend to other signatories the benefits of those existing agreements on a reciprocal basis.
Article 5 - Ratification
This Treaty shall enter into effect upon its ratification by the House of States of the Confederation of Sovereign States and the Parliament of the Grand Duchy of Saxmere.
Department of Foreign Affairs
Confederation of Sovereign States
Jefferson, Sovereign State of New Virginia, C.S.S.
Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Consular Affairs
Grand Duchy of Saxmere
Consistent with the consultative provisions of the Treaty of Courtland, we are writing to inform you as signatories of said agreement that as of November 1 of this year, the Autonomous Grand Duchy of Saxmere shall officially secede from the Confederation of Sovereign States, dissolving the union between the Grand Duchy of Saxmere and the remaining Sovereign States. On November 1, the Grand Duchy of Saxmere will become a fully independent, sovereign nation. As a successor state of the Confederation of Sovereign States, the new independent Grand Duchy will be bound by all the international treaties and conventions to which the Confederation is currently a party. Until such time as the Grand Duchy can establish its own embassies and consulates, the diplomatic and consular posts of the Confederation will serve as the protecting power for the Grand Duchy and its citizens.
Please allow us to avail ourselves of this opportunity to assure you of our highest consideration.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Foreign Commerce and Consular Affairs and
Provisional Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Foreign Minister of the Dutch Democratic Republic of Knootoss,
The Foreign Minister of the Caldan Union of the Resurgent Dream,
The Foreign Minister of the Holy and Most August Empire of Pantocratoria,
The Foreign Minister of the Dominion of Upper Virginia,
The Minister of State of the Holy Empire of Excalbia.
The Members of the Atlantic Forum at Andrium
Full Excalbian election results, including all 100 Senators:
Lady Ashley Gordon-Robb, NNU
Lady Christina Freedman, NNU
Sir Harrison Grasis, FP
Lord Solomon Myers, NLP
Alexander Ruzhkoskiy, SWP
New Senators Elected in 2018:
Dr. Elizabeth Galdina, former non-partisan Minister of Education
Ainars Bastiks, former Senior Partner, Bastiks, Murniece and Derks and advisor to Princess Christiana
Baroness Celeste de Frankopolis Skrastins
General Alonzo Kingabe, ret. former Vice Chief of Staff
Lady Antonia Muzniece, former Lord Bailiff of Lielvarde
Baron Arturs Zatlers, former Ambassador to Pantocratoria
Jessica Cummings-Taylor, daughter of Sir Albert Cummings
Current Imperial Senators:
Baroness Vivian Bodniece (CU) Central Citadel
Dr. Elizabeth Galdina (NLP) Outer Citadel
Baron Arturs Zatlers (NNU) Left Bank Citadel
Freida Vandenberg (FP) New Citadel
Dr. Arturs Anders (NNU) East Landing
Jon Lundgren (NNU) West Landing
Geordi Powell (NLP) Inner Landing
Stephen Harper (NNU) South Landing
Franklin Alexander (NNU) Signal Hill (Landing)
Ginta Zintara (NNU) North Southport
John Beecham (NLP) Inner Southport
Karl Turner (CU) West Southport
George Bos (FP) Dienvida Osta
William Bradford (NLP) Inner New Boston
David Bello (FP) Outer New Boston
Adedayo Okonkwo (NLP) Cross Bay New Boston
Kurt Theismann (NNU) Valmiera
Thomas Sink (FP) Outer Valmiera
Albert Gower (CU) North Garlund
Robert Novickis (NNU) South Garlund
Kristine Lielupe (NLP) New Richmond
Nathan Samuelson (NNU) Outer New Richmond
Wilson Adams (NLP) Windemere
Maduka Ali (NLP) East Windemere
Frank Vilks (CC) Kuldiga
Veronica Irbe (NNU) Liela Augstiene
Deiters Gulbis (CU) Saulkrasti
Craig Zarins (NNU) Kegums
Dr. Linda Rozitis (CU) Salaspils
Lady Antonia Muzniece (NNU) Lielvarde
Peter Krumins (NNU) Parnu
Ricards Muiznieks (CU) Latgale
Digne Kalejs (CU) Mezciems
Walters Ezergailis (NNU) Talsi
Sir Justin Viesmisnieks (CC) Ogre
Isaiah OíNeil (NLP) Falls Chapel
William Bradford (NLP) Richland
Grace Petersen (NLP) Easton
Daniel Laipins (NLP) Almere
Jessica Cummings-Taylor (CU) New Fairfax (Albert Cummings)
Lady Gwyneth Hapsgaard (NNU) Ventspils, Lord Speaker
Baron Alvis Celms (NNU) Jekobspils
Baron Dainis Murniece (NNU) Georgetown
Frank Moring (CU) Aldheim
Rev. Karla Sics (NNU) Turaida
Dr. Edgards Ozols (CU) Sigulda
Catherine Sullivan (CU) Fairfield
Paul Akoak (NLP) Igulik
Tagak Etok (CU) Kinngailak
Ralph Landingham (NLP) New Henrico
Edward Herrity (CU) New Raleigh
Inga Trautmane (CU) Cesis
Lord Arturs Ricards (CC) Veca Jurmala
Ethan Goodman (FP) Narva
Henry Janson (NNU) Alytus
Lawrence Balodis (NNU) Rozesmez
Heather Blake (CU) Saulesosta
Anthony Baker (NNU) Aluksne
Victor Sabonis (NNU) Ilkene
Baron Thomas Ozols (CC) Kipsala
Nils Kleiza (NNU) Traumane
Baroness Celeste de Frankopolis Skrastins (NLP) Tervates
Baron Peter Ellis (CU) Innstadt
Baron Yornis Jaunieks (FP) Mazupe
Alvin Gudaitis (CU) Jelgava
Janis Sernas (NNU) Ziemelu Kalni Borodea
Peteris Lozoraitis (NNU) Dienvidos Kalni Borodea
Clarise de Wit (CU) North Tartevs Islands
Denise van der Meer (NLP) Southcoast
Jordan Kuiper (NNU) South Peninsula
Stephen Abernathy (CU) West Peninsula
Franklin Dagys (NNU) Vidzeme
Liga Valaitis (NNU) Zemgale
Janice Phelps (CU) Kurzeme
Griorgius Sinkevicius (NNU) Augstaitiga
Rachel Simms (NNU) Suvalkija
Harold Gustavson (NNU) Pakajes
Alonzo Kingabe (NNU) Woodlawn
George Parke (CU) Pohick
Brian Payne (FP) Tazewell
Edward Armistead (FP) Burke
Patrick Keller (NNU) Holland
Margaret Cillin (NNU) Laniobre
Francis Hamill (CU) Olina
Matthew Boylan (NNU) Vindius
Tayo Okoye (NNU) Dorba
Gregory Curin (NLP) Arden
Quentin Loughlainn (CU) Bredon
Elise Pendergast (NLP) Crich
Jennifer Bloom (NNU) New Church
Felix Dennis (NNU) East Chapel
William Ellison (CU) Kalbeck
Susan Blehr (NNU) Axeholme
Barnard Bruun (NNU) Akranes
Charlotte Eide (NNU) Sandvik
Langford Hovland (CU) Kvivik
Isaac Devold (NNU) Ravndal
Gregory Gaarder (NNU) Hulgade
Oliver Green (CU) New Fredericksburg
William Kesserman (CU) Fallsmouth
Delegates to the Imperial Senate from the Autonomous Regions of Southland and Deandra:
Samuel Moore (DLP) Johnstown Centre
Francia Barnes (NLP) Johnstown Crosstown
Grant Ozols (CU) Johnstown Outer
Kristine White (CU) New Cambridge University
Kende Owen (CU) New Cambridge Outer
Wallace Jones (DLP) New Cambridge Centre
Douglas Orr (DLP) Zion Centre
Dr. Allen Jansone (CU) Zion Outer
Clifton Little (CU) Bethesda
Virginia Petersone (CU) Mount Comfort
Justin Sawyer (CU) Green Springs
Robert Norman (SP) North Jordan
John Spenser (DLP) South Jordan
Karl Priede (CU) Green Hills
Marcia Gibbs (DLP) New Hope Centre South
Fred Ndicka (DLP) New Hope Centre North
Margaret Adoo (NNU) New Hope North
Harrison Locklear (NLP) New Hope West
Alex Okoturo (DLP) Freedom Port Centre
Blake Jones (DLP) Freedom Port West
Olu Olantuji (NLP) Freedom Port North
Winnie Anaka (DLP) Ayoport Centre
Lance Brown (NLP) Ayoport West
John Henderson (DLP) East Tartevs Island
Linda Ozolina (NNU) West Tartevs Island
Taylor Curtis (SP) North Hills
Isaac Andrews (NNU) Westside
Lance Tarmoh (DLP) East Shore
Ulysses Kazah (NLP) Liberation Shore
Esther Richards (DLP) North Shore
Hello, I'm Brasland. This is my Hawaiian-inspired puppet!
Also a Braslander puppet. The last one, though.
Vilkommen puppets of Brasland
Danke, Pantokratorien freund.
Back a little bit.
Things are kind of quiet around here.
We are still alive, though mostly on the discord now
I need the info for the discord again I think.
The island of banking secrecy is back.
Welcome Back! Le Mont de la Lune and Providencia should do thread together competing over clients!
Ostmark's sons now live free under socialism
Only until we unleash our vaguely sci-fi-ish Air Force on them!
We shall free the Ostmarkers from their false freedom.
New puppet by Excalbia.