Pact of Non-Aggression Between the Coalition of The South Pacific and the Republican of Europeia
WHEREAS The Republic of Europeia and its government, hereinafter referred to as “Europeia”, and the Coalition of the South Pacific and its government, hereinafter referred to as “the South Pacific”, have shared ideals of democracy, sovereignty, and liberty;
WHEREAS Europeia and the South Pacific wish to build a relationship where there was once animosity;
NOW, THEREFORE, Europeia and the South Pacific agree to the following:
a. The Signatories to this treaty recognize the government of the other Signatory as legitimate based upon its constituting legal instruments and laws and will not extend that recognition to any government that comes to power unlawfully.
b. The Signatories shall maintain in-game (i.e. on the NationStates site) and off-site embassies with one another, consistent with facilities provided to other treatied allies, and strive to maintain diplomatic representatives in each other’s regions. If an illegitimate delegate of a signatory region, being someone who lacks legal recognition by the signatory government, closes the in-game embassy of the other Signatory, the embassy shall be restored immediately following the restoration of the legitimate delegate.
c. Neither Signatory may cede control of their region to another entity to the extent that they can no longer meet the obligations of this agreement.
a. Neither the South Pacific nor Europeia will engage in military hostilities against the other, or against one another’s protectorates which have been established by regional law and communicated to the other signatory. Participation by the South Pacific and Europeia on opposite sides of a military engagement that does not constitute an attack on either region or a region’s protectorate shall not be considered “military hostilities against the other” for this purpose.
b. Neither Signatory will engage in espionage against the other. For this purpose, “espionage” is the act of engaging a person to act under false pretenses in a Signatory region without the permission of that region’s legitimate government.
c. The Signatories 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 a regional communications platform, 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.
a. Each signatory will endeavour, where appropriate and possible, to engage in social and cultural activities with the other signatory. This can include, but is not limited to, festivals, competitions, and educational endeavors.
a. This Treaty will come into force on the date of ratification by both Europeia and the South Pacific as dictated by their respective governing procedures.
b. Either Signatory reserves the right to exit this Treaty. The exiting Signatory must privately notify the other’s respective head of government 72 hours prior to taking public action toward a repeal, providing their reasoning for termination.
c. This Treaty may be amended by mutual agreement of both Signatories so long as proposed amendments are ratified by both Signatories in accordance with their respective laws and norms. Both Signatories shall keep the other informed of an amendment’s ratification status.
d. Upon ratification, this treaty shall be the sole bilateral treaty between the South Pacific and Europeia, superseding any prior written documents describing a relationship between the regions.