The Aurora Alliance (with The North Pacific)

THE AURORA ALLIANCE

WE, the Region of The North Pacific and the Coalition of the South Pacific, hereafter jointly referred to as “the signatories”,

ACKNOWLEDGING our longstanding and historical friendship, based on close collaboration and commitment to shared ideals and visions of our governments;

WISHING to reaffirm this partnership in a modern age with a document providing a solid foundation for continued communication, cooperation and steadfast loyalty to each other;

THEREFORE, agree to recognise and adhere to the Treaty and all of the commitments set forth therein:

Section I - Mutual recognition

  1. The signatories recognize one another as the sole, legitimate, and sovereign governments of their respective NationStates regions.

  2. The signatories shall maintain in-game embassies (i.e., on the NationStates site) and off-site embassies (i.e., on their respective regional forums) with one another.

Section II - Mutual Defence

  1. The signatories agree not to engage in any military hostilities against one another. Participation by the signatories on opposite sides of a military engagement that does not constitute an attack on either signatory’s home region shall not be considered “military hostilities against one another” for this purpose.

  2. The signatories will not attempt to overthrow one another.

  3. The signatories shall provide one another military assistance in case of a military attack, either internal or external, targeting the other signatory’s home region, to the best of their ability, and at the request of the other signatory.

  4. The signatories shall provide one another military assistance for delegacy transitions, at the request of the other signatory.

Section III - Intelligence Sharing

  1. The signatories shall provide to their counterpart’s Delegate any intelligence related to the other signatory’s in-game or off-site security, unless the signatory in possession of such intelligence reasonably believes that doing so would violate applicable laws, or violate the terms of service for NationStates or said signatory’s forum provider, or unduly compromise said signatory’s sources of information. If this intelligence relates to actions of the other signatory’s Delegate, then it will be provided to the Security Council for The North Pacific, or to the Committee for State Security for The South Pacific.

  2. The signatories will keep confidential all intelligence provided to them under this Section, unless the other signatory consents to the release.

  3. The signatories will not in any way, direct or indirect, initiate or participate in espionage, subterfuge, or other clandestine operations against one another. For this purpose, a “clandestine operation” is one or more persons acting under false pretenses in one signatory’s home region or regional forum, without that signatory’s knowledge, and at the direction of the other signatory.

Section IV - Cultural Endeavors

  1. The signatories shall endeavor to cooperate on cultural activities, to the benefit of the people of both signatories, and to promote their shared ideals and visions.

Section V - General Provisions and Dissolution

  1. This treaty shall come into effect upon its ratification by the duly authorized individuals or bodies of both the signatories.

  2. Upon ratification, this treaty shall be the sole treaty between the signatories, superseding any prior written documents describing a relationship between the signatories.

  3. Either signatory shall endeavor to give a week’s notice in the aforementioned embassies before withdrawing from this treaty.

  4. The signatories shall endeavor all reasonable efforts to seek a diplomatic solution before withdrawing.

Signed,

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Delegate of The North Pacific

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Delegate, The South Pacific

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Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Coalition of the South Pacific

This treaty was ratified by the Assembly of the South Pacific on 7 January 2015 at 01:10 UTC and the Regional Assembly of the North Pacific on 24 January 2015 at 16:14 UTC.

This is the original version of the Aurora Alliance. It was superseded by the above, current, version of the treaty on January 7 2015.


TREATY BETWEEN THE SOUTH PACIFIC AND THE NORTH PACIFIC

Recognizing our past fruitful Azure alliance, and recognizing our commonalities as free and friendly pacific regions, we join together in an alliance of friendship and mutual defense.

The parties to this treaty are The North Pacific and the South Pacific.

The parties will recognize the constitutional governments in force at the time of ratification of this treaty as the sole legitimate governments of their respective regions.
The parties will not undermine one another through subterfuge, espionage, invasion, or any other means.
The parties will defend one another to the best of their ability on the request of the other party.
The parties will share any intelligence relevant to the defense of the other party.
A new treaty between the parties may override this treaty.