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OOC: This agreement was signed (and continuous rp) by the states present in Tibur on:


-Creation of a Common Market

Signatory members can decide whether to be part of the common market only or full members of the Organisation of Democratic States.
All the contracting parties undertake to create a common market, guided by policies aimed at eliminating customs and policies aimed at creating monopolies that can damage signatory partners. The Common Market is created with the aim of promoting its members' economic and social development.

  • Article I
    • All High Contracting Parties are required and obliged to abstain from aggressive military attacks, actions or threats against each other.
  • Article II
    • Contracting Governments undertake to create a free trade zone for persons and commodities in their territories under their control.
  • Article III
    • The contracting countries undertake to eliminate customs duties on goods in transit between their two countries.
  • Article IV
    • The contracting countries, feeling the need to build an infrastructure capable of supporting commerce in the years to come. Each country will take charge of renewing its infrastructures in order to create a single infrastructure system in all the contracting parties. (Road signs, railway pass, emergency number etc ...)
  • Article V
    • The entry of new members must take place after the consent of all the signatory members of the common market.
  • Article VI
    • A member may unilaterally suspend the agreement for 72 hours if his national security is in danger or believes that such action is necessary for other reasons. Within 72 hours, border controls with other members of the agreement can be reintroduced. At the end of 72 hours, the nation must communicate its intention to stay within the common market and remove border controls or exit the agreement.
Common market members: Federal Kingdom of Etruria, Johnston Isle, Eiffelland-Retalia, The Federation of
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-Organisation of Democratic States “ODS”
  • -Introduction
On January 1, 2020, the nations gathered here, the Union State of Eiffelland-Retalia, Confederate States of Johnston Isle and The Grand Duchy of Lars and Duchy of Pisa, Etruriae and Donesia, promoted by the highest democratic and liberal intent, sign the mutual defense and support agreement, creating the Organization of Democratic States. Organization of Democratic States, abbreviated as ODS, will have its main office in Tibur and secondary offices in each capital of each member of the organization. ODS, through its multiple internal offices and organizations, promotes the cooperation, economic and social development of its members with the utmost respect for the human rights and freedoms of the individual. Membership of new members in the ODS must be agreed in unison by all ODS states. All candidate states to be members must have democratic institutions and respect human rights.
  • -Flag and motto
    • Motto: United, despite the Distance.
    • Flag:
  • -Common interests
    • Member States are encouraged to promote a common foreign policy which is in the interests of all ODS members.
  • -Mutual defense
    • If a Member State suffers an armed assault on its territory or on a mission on behalf of the ODS, the other Member States are required to provide help and assistance by all means in their possession.
  • -Formation of ODS Rapid Reaction Force
    • The ODS Rapid Reaction Force objective is aimed at ensuring that the ODS has its own operational capacity to help ensure, internally and externally, the maintenance of peace, the prevention of conflicts and the strengthening of national and international security in the respect for the democratic rights of members.
    • For the implementation of the ODS Rapid Reaction Force, Member States make civilian and military capabilities available to the ODS to achieve the common objectives, and are committed to improving their military capabilities, according to their economic and social limits.
-Citizens of the Organisation of Democratic States.
All citizens of an ODS country are automatically citizens of the ODS.
  • Article I
    • As an ODS citizen, you have the right to live and move in the Union without discrimination of any kind.
  • Article II
    • All citizens may set up home in any ODS country if you meet certain conditions, established by the member country.
  • Article III
    • If a citizen is in a non-ODS country and need help, as an ODS citizen he/she is entitled to consular protection from the embassy or consulate of any other ODS country, if his/her own country does not have an embassy or consulate in the non-ODS country. All ODS citizens can ask for assistance in situations involving, for example, death, accident or illness, arrest or detention, being the victim of violent crime and repatriation.
-OSCR / RSCO
OSCR / RSCO is an international organization created with the aim of promoting cooperation and the exchange of information, as well as monitoring the effective state of health of the democratic institutions of the member states.

  • Article I
    • The High Contracting Parties are required to create a Regional Security and Cooperation Observatory "RSCO" / Osservatorio per La Sicurezza e Collaborazione Regionale "OSCR" office on the respective national territories. All OSCR observers will be unarmed personnel.
  • Article II
    • OSCR / RSCO has the task of working to ensure stability and peace through political dialogue on shared values and concrete initiatives aimed at fostering lasting progress.
  • Article III
    • The Contracting Parties are invited to cooperate with the OSCR / RSCO in order to achieve the established goals of stability and peace. For the achievement of these goals, the sharing of sensitive information between the various intelligence agencies is encouraged with a view to safeguarding the national security and integrity of the signatory members. (Terrorism, sabotage by foreign , espionage etc ...)
  • Article IV
    • All OSCR / RSCO participating States agree in stating that there can be no lasting security without respect for human rights and the development of an inclusive democratic system for peoples.
ODS members:
  1. Union State of Eiffelland-Retalia
  2. Confederate States of Johnston Isle
  3. Federal Kingdom of Etruria
  4. The Federation of
ODS Observers members:
  1. Grand Duchy of Furlanìe

-Secretary-General of the Organisation of Democratic States
  • -Introduction
The Secretary-General puts to the vote the proposals of the members who have the right, maintains order in all the discussions that occur. He takes care of the archives, keeping them updated with the latest votes. It is also the face of ODS foreign policy. He is responsible for all communications between the organization and the outside world, promotes the single policy and respect of the ODS regulation.
  • Her Excellency the Secretary-General
    • Alfia Vepunia - 12.02.2020 / 12.05.2020 - Federal Kingdom of Etruria
      • Commissioner for Democracy & Demography: Julie Laborde, -Retalia
      • Commissioner for Cooperation and Security: Dr. Christopher Vlahos,
      • Commissioner for Economic Progress & Commerce: Jordan Davis, Natal
OOC: This topic can be used as communication between internal ODS members and external members.
 
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Communications and Voting Office of ODS.
Organisation of Democratic States, Tibur
Communication reserved to ODS members

  • Object; Vote for the adoption of the new flag
  • Promoter of the proposal; Grand Duchy of Lars
  • Result and brief description; Voting approved unanimously.
    • All members agree on the adoption of the new flag, there are no complaints during the vote.

  • Object; Vote for the adhesion of the Republic of Serenierre as an observer member
  • Promoter of the proposal; Republic of Serenierre
  • Result and brief description; Negative vote, with 2 members against and 1 in favor.
    • Union State of Eiffelland-Retaliaon and Confederate States of Johnston Isles contest the state of health of democracy within the Republic of Serenierre. The state of human rights within the republic and the unclear presence of Serenniere inside Montedoro is also under accusation.

  • Object; Vote for the adhesion of the Continental Empire of Justosia as an observer member
  • Promoter of the proposal; Continental Empire of Justosia
  • Result and brief description; Possitive, unalimity achieved.
    • The weakness of the country's democratic institutions is noted. Improvements required.

  • Object; Vote for the adhesion of the Grand Duchy of Furlanìe as an observer member
  • Promoter of the proposal; Grand Duchy of Furlanìe
  • Result and brief description; Possitive, unalimity achieved.
    • Observer status, and member of the common market, with more facilitated exchange tariffs approved. Rejected other requests.

  • Object; Vote for the adhesion of the as an observer member
  • Promoter of the proposal;
  • Result and brief description; Possitive, unalimity achieved.
    • [N/A]

  • Object; Common Defense and Operations
  • Promoter of the proposal;
  • Result and brief description; Possitive, unalimity achieved.
    • The requests for the proposal have all been accepted; the rotation of battalions between all the signatory members has been ordered.

  • Object; Creation and Election of the First General Secretarie of the ODS
  • Promoter of the proposal;
  • Result and brief description; Possitive, unalimity achieved.
    • The first Secretary General of the ODS will be a representative of the Federal Kingdom of Etruria.

  • Object; Non-aggression pact with the Double Monarchy.
  • Promoter of the proposal; Kingdom of Tyskonia and the Confederation of the Smallands @Tyskonia
  • Result and brief description; Possitive, 2 in favor and 1 abstention (simple majority reached)
    • The Johnston Isle representative pointed out that the matter would be the responsibility of individual states, in order not to deprive them of their right to conduct independently their foreign policy.

  • Object; Vote for the adhesion of the The Continental Empire of Justosia as an full member
  • Promoter of the proposal; Continental Empire of Justosia
  • Result and brief description; Negative vote, with 2 members against.
    • The continental empire of Justosia, unhappy with the result, withdraws its participation in the ODS as an observer member.

  • Object; Vote on the request to suspend any customs relief to the Grand Duchy of Furlanie
  • Promoter of the proposal; Federal Kingdom of Etruria
  • Result and brief description; Possitive, unalimity.
    • Removed any common market bonuses in the Grand Duchy

  • Object; Vote on the formal request of the Federation of to join as an full member
  • Promoter of the proposal; Federation of
  • Result and brief description; Possitive, unalimity achieved.
    • N/A

  • Object; Vote for the authorization to send material and staff for relief, post earthquake in Nedernesian
  • Promoter of the proposal; Jordan Davies / Commissioner for Economic Progress & Commerce
  • Result and brief description; Possitive, unalimity achieved.
    • N/A
 
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Granducato di Lars, Lars 16012020
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Honorable colleagues, the Grand Duchy of Lars submits to your attention the sketch of the possible flag of our new organization. The three stars symbolize the three main pillars that guide our new organization; Democracy, Freedom and Respect for Human Rights. The central star is wrapped in a laurel, symbol of Triumph.

We look forward to your response in this regard,
Grand Duchy of Lars.
 

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We find this flag most appropriate and a symbol that many will come to recognize alongside our core values. It is simple yet elegant and we would fly it proudly outside of the ODS offices in the Confederacy.
 

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This is indeed a very elegant flag, which clearly shows what the ODS stands for, and it is very beautiful. We agree to adopt it as the flag of the ODS, and will wave it proudly.
 

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Granducato di Lars, Lars 20012020
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Honorable colleagues, the Grand Duchy of Lars is happy with your response and today officialises the ODS flag, with the approval of all members.
Grand Duchy of Lars.
 

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The People's Republic is most interested in obtaining observer status in the Organisation of Democratic States. Such observer status would only allow better cooperation and enhanced dialogue with the Organisation as an institution and with the member-states individually. It is hoped that the tripartite council of the Organisation will understand the importance of a healthy cooperative relationship amongst us.

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Granducato di Lars, Lars 20012020
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Honorable colleagues,
Following the formal request of the Republic of Serenierre to join as an observer member, your representatives are called to express themselves on the matter;
  1. Union State of Eiffelland-Retalia [ NO ]
  2. Confederate States of Johnston Isle [ NO ]
  3. The Grand Duchy of Lars and Duchy of Pisa, Etruriae and Donesia [ YES ]

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The Confederate States of Johnston Isle shall proceed with a vote of No on granting The Peoples Republic of Serenierre observer status to the ODS.

This is an alliance that looks to protect human rights and democracy, neither of which we believe The Peoples Republic to uphold nor value. One needs to look no further than the "The Confederation of Montedoro" which has been under the boot of Serenierre for far too long, the "Governor" is nothing more than a General from the Serenierre armed forces, this equates to military rule and occupation, hardly democratic.

The second reasoning behind our no vote comes into the form of The Confederation of Montedoro, which is quite clearly nothing more than a puppet having its strings pulled by masters inside The Peoples Republic of Serenierre, starting tensions in the Long Sea with the Pelasgian Empire. It could be said they desire more to destabilize an important maritime region than seek resolution thru dialogue.
 

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Unionsstaat Eiffelland-Retalien — Stato Unionale Eiffellandia-Retalia — État Unional Eiffellande-Rétalie,
Eiffelland-Retalia 2020-01-21

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Honorable colleagues,

The applicance for an observership by the government of Serenierre wonders us a bit, mainly because we don't see how that country would fit with the ODS-membercountries. We cannot consider Serenierre a democracy, to be honest. As an example: Only candidates from the Communist Party can stand for election; maybe people can choose between various factions within the Communist Party, but in the end it is the Communist Party which determines who can stand for election. Serenierre is a one-party state. And like our colleague from the Johnston Isles indicates, a very ambitious one-party state.
Therefore, we consider it better to not align ourselves with that country. We cast a vote of no as well.
 

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Granducato di Lars, Lars 22012020
Public communication on behalf of the ODS Public Relations Office.
Honorable representatives of the Republic of Serenierre,
Following the formalrequest to join our organization as an observer member, we must inform you that your request has been rejected because the Republic of Serenierre does not fully respect the highest ideals of democracy and freedom.

However, it is the concern of this office to inform you that the Organization of Democratic States remains always available for dialogue with the Republic of Serenierre.

United, despite the Distance.

Grand Duchy of Lars.
 

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January 22, 2020
7:35 PM Justosian Time

Esteemed Tripartite,

The Continental Empire of Justosia, being a Constitutional Monarchy with a healthy separation of checked branches, would very much like to formally apply for observer status within this organization. As Justosia forges a new more centrist path forward via a new Crown Government, we believe aforementioned status within this organ would help facilitate peace via dialogue & economic harmony in Europe.

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Granducato di Lars, Lars 23012020
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Honorable colleagues,
Following the formal request of the Continental Empire of Justosia to join as an observer member, your representatives are called to express themselves on the matter;
  1. Union State of Eiffelland-Retalia [ YES ]
  2. Confederate States of Johnston Isle [ YES ]
  3. The Grand Duchy of Lars and Duchy of Pisa, Etruriae and Donesia [ YES ]
I remind the honorable members that observer status only grants access to the meeting table, and does not guarantee the right to vote or to propose topics.
Grand Duchy of Lars.

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The close economic and cultural vicinity between the Kingdom of Eiffelland-Retalia and the Grand Duchy of Lars in particular, was enough for the Friulian government to debate over a possible access to the organisation and market, the Confenonîr in particular is convinced this matter was worth of serious consideration, but the table of ministers has turned down this proposition, considering political and geopolitical differences.

The Grand Duchy of Furlanìe, however, is persuaded that cooperation with the ODS organisation would be in the interest of the nation, and the first step towards a possible, if the right conditions emerge, future access.

In light of the recent observer membership applications, the table of ministers has put forward a proposition that has found the support of the Confenonîr, the Foreign Affairs Commission, and myself.

The Friulian Government, therefore, would be willing to cooperate with the ODS in the following terms:

  • The Grand Duchy of Furlanìe becomes an observer member.
  • The Grand Duchy of Furlanìe and the Common Market members will lower tariffs between each other.
  • The Grand Duchy of Furlanìe will support financially the ODS as a full member.
  • The ODS members and the Grand Duchy of Furlanìe will remain different entities, but, with the assent of both parties, case-by-case, through the means offered by the organisation, intelligence share will be permitted.
  • The Grand Duchy of Furlanìe will join the ODS in a defensive conflict if an armed attack is carried against the sovereign territory of a member state, but only with a positive vote of the Parliament.
  • The Grand Duchy of Furlanìe won't require ODS members to join in if an armed attack is carried against Friulian soil, but ODS members will be required not to support a possible aggressive actor.
I will wait for an answer, or for terms changes and propositions.
To the Reman Sea members and beyond, the Friulian Government assures that its commitment in working towards better economic and cultural cooperation, towards the common goal of prosperity, trade safety and peace, will continue whatever the response to this proposition.


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Granducato di Lars, Lars 23012020
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Honorable colleagues,
Following the formal request of the Grand Duchy of Furlanìe to join as an observer member, your representatives are called to express themselves on the matter;
  1. Union State of Eiffelland-Retalia [ WAITING ]
  2. Confederate States of Johnston Isle [ WAITING ]
  3. The Grand Duchy of Lars and Duchy of Pisa, Etruriae and Donesia [ YES only for 3 requests ]
I remind the honorable members that observer status only grants access to the meeting table, and does not guarantee the right to vote or to propose topics. In this case the Grand Duchy of Furlanìe has placed further requests that should be analyzed individually.
Grand Duchy of Lars.

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Granducato di Lars, Lars 23012020
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Honorable colleagues,
the Grand Duchy of Lars now expresses its vote with its due observations for each individual vote in progress.
  • Grand Duchy of Lars Vote YES at the request of the Kingdom of Justosia to be an observer member. It is however in the interest of this commission to highlight how Justosia's future membership as a full member of the ODS will not take place until the weak democratic institutions of the south are strengthened by relevant constitutional laws.
  • The Grand Duchy of Lars Vote YES at the first 3 points of the requests of the Grand Duchy of Furlanìe. The remaining requests cannot be accepted by this commission which considers the defense and the exchange of information between the various security agencies, an reality inseparable from being full members of the ODS, for this reason we cannot accept the remaining proposals. However, it is our concern to warn that the drop in the tarife should not be excessive, as it would go against the interests of the common market itself, which enjoys obligations that all members are required to respect.

Grand Duchy of Lars.
 

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Propontis, 24 January 2020
Public Statement

To whom it may concern,

The Pelasgian Empire humbly submits its request to become an observer in the Organisation of Democratic States. Though Pelasgia remains a Constitutional Monarchy, we have made great strides in returning to a Parliamentary Constitution since the end of the Fifty Years' Regency: namely, general amnesty for political offences, universal suffrage, responsible government, judicial independence, and the enshrinement of fundamental human rights and freedoms in the Political Constitution of Pelasgia.

Of course, we understand that there is a great gap of institution, policy and general opinion between our Empire and the Members of the ODS. Therefore, we do not presume to apply for full membership to this organisation, but merely apply for an observer status. Given Pelasgia's close proximity with at least two of the Members, and significant economic and other relations with Eiffelland-Retalia, we believe that it would aid the functioning of the global diplomatic system if we could observe the meetings of the organisation.

Signed and sealed,

Nikolaos Chrysopoulos
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Granducato di Lars, Lars 23012020
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Honorable colleagues,
Following the formal request of the to join as an observer member, your representatives are called to express themselves on the matter;
  1. Union State of Eiffelland-Retalia [ YES ]
  2. Confederate States of Johnston Isle [ YES ]
  3. The Grand Duchy of Lars and Duchy of Pisa, Etruriae and Donesia [ YES ]
I remind the honorable members that observer status only grants access to the meeting table, and does not guarantee the right to vote or to propose topics.
Grand Duchy of Lars.

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The Confederate States will cast its votes for the Granting of Justosia and Pelasgia observer status despite the shortcomings in their democratic institutions. We vote aye in the case of Justosia hoping that it may help give a little extra push for them in the coming years to increase the strength of its elected officials and strip some of the power from the crown. Pelasgia we voted aye for due to its relations with our fellow Germanian nations and close proximity to our counterparts here in the ODS, so we believe to help alleviate chances for accidents with the empire that yet another form of communication could be beneficial for us all. I do believe however we need further deliberation on Furlanìe and its requests before we can proceed forward.
 

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The Confederate States will cast its votes for the Granting of Justosia and Pelasgia observer status despite the shortcomings in their democratic institutions. We vote aye in the case of Justosia hoping that it may help give a little extra push for them in the coming years to increase the strength of its elected officials and strip some of the power from the crown.
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January 25, 2020
11:10 AM Justosian Time

Proper Governmental Designate,

We would, respectfully like to remind or inform the Johnston government that we are a functioning Crown Republic by all legitimate definitions. Justosia will always be a Constitutional Monarchy. The Crowned Sovereign is our beating heart. Our monarch is lost without her governmental colleagues however. Like in the case of our old ally @Eiffeland as well. Our senate is just as prominent, powerful as any other in Europe dare we say. As mentioned before we have a healthy separation of checked branches of our Crown Government.

We are humbled by the votes of confidence so far. God bless you.


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