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2021 Treaty Draft - EoGB / Kantrias

Treaty of Friendship between the Empire of Great Britain (EoGB) and the Alliance of Kantrias (Kantrias) (2021)

WHEREAS, the EoGB and Kantrias have engaged in discussions about the natural alliance between the two regions, and how to deepen it; and

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

NOW, THEREFORE, EoGB and Kantrias agree as follows:

1. Military Undertakings and Non-Aggression

(a) EoGB recognizes the constitution, government and laws of Kantrias and Her Empire, Colonies and Protectorates as legitimate and agrees not to undermine or overthrow them or to assist any other region in doing so. The EoGB further agrees to offer assistance in the event that another region or organization attempts to overthrow the legitimate government of Kantrias.

(b) Kantrias recognizes the constitution, government and laws of EoGB and Her Empire, Colonies and Protectorates as legitimate and agrees not to undermine or overthrow them or to assist any other region in doing so. Kantrias further agrees to offer assistance in the event that another region or organization attempts to overthrow the legitimate government of the EoGB.

(c) Neither EoGB nor Kantrias will engage in military hostilities against the other. Participation by EoGB and Kantrias 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.

(e) Should the direct security of the EoGB or Her Colonies be threatened, Kantrias will endeavor to provide military aid at the request of the government of the EoGB and Her Empire.

(f) Should the direct security of Kantrias or Her Colonies be threatened, EoGB will endeavor to provide military aid at the request of the government of Kantrias and Her Empire.

(g.) Both EoGB and Kantrias 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.

(h) Both EoGB and Kantrias shall not write or vote for a Security Council Resolution naming the EoGB or Kantrias and Their Empires, or an entity strongly associated with the EoGB or Kantrias and Their Empires, without the express approval of the other and Her Empire. For this purpose, an entity shall be considered strongly associated with the the other and Her Empire if it is reasonably likely that the Resolution naming the anticity will impact the reputation of the other and Her Empire, Colonies and Protectorates.

(i) EoGB and Kantrias shall not engage in offensive military action against each other.

(j) EoGB and Kantrias shall aid each other in Delegacy transferals when requested.

(k) EoGB and Kantrias will collaborate militarily for the combined benefit of both regions when practical.

(l) EoGB and Kantrias agree to cooperate on joint military training exercises at the discretion of each region's sovereign government.

2. Intelligence Undertakings

(a) Neither EoGB nor Kantrias will spy 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 and/or Her Empire, Colonies and Protectorates.

(b) EoGB and Kantrias each shall endeavor to provide any intelligence 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. This includes but is not limited to known invasion plans, spam attacks or any other type of forum sabotage.

(c.) EoGB and Kantrias 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) EoGB and Kantrias shall establish and maintain in-game embassies (i.e., on the NationStates site) with one another.

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

(c) EoGB and Kantrias agree to endeavor to invite and include each other in cultural events.

4. General Provisions

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

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

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

4. Termination of Treaty

(a) Termination of this treaty shall not be seen as an act of war or hostility.

(b) If the EoGB and Her Empire or Kantrias and Her Empire wish to terminate this treaty, five days notice must be given on the forum of the other region.

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