The Southern Islander Accords (with 10000 Islands)


The South Pacific and 10000 Islands, in an expression of our similar values and beliefs, mark a new era of friendship and alliance by entering into this treaty of friendship and military partnership.

Article I. Mutual Recognition of Government Legitimacy and Values

Section 1. The parties to this treaty recognize the government of each region, based upon its constitutions and laws, as legitimate, and will not extend that recognition to any government that comes to power through means not prescribed by law.

Section 2. Should the government of either party fundamentally change, including but not limited to a change in stated fundamental values, but not violate the terms of the previous section, the parties may adopt a memorandum of understanding extending the provisions of this treaty to the new government or choose to dissolve the treaty under the terms of dissolution.

Section 3. At the time of ratification, it is recognized that the legitimate seat of government of 10000 Islands, as defined by the Constitution of the 10000 Islands, is the Council of Nine.

Section 4. At the time of ratification, it is recognized that the legitimate government of the South Pacific is the Coalition of the South Pacific, as set forth in the Charter of the Coalition of the South Pacific.

Section 5. At the time of ratification, it is recognized that the respective military authority of The South Pacific is The South Pacific Special Forces (SPSF).

Section 6. At the time of ratification, it is recognized that the respective security and military authority of 10000 Islands, is the Ten-thousand Islands Treaty Organization (TITO).

Section 7. Each party recognizes the commitment of the other to defender values and seeks to uphold these values in their own actions and through this treaty. Further, each party recognizes the right and privilege of the other to engage in offensive actions consentient with their own laws and defender traditions.

Article II. Non-Aggression.

Section 1. The parties to this treaty vow neither to attack the home region of the other party nor participate in any action with the intent to overthrow their legitimate government.

Section 2. Both parties will refrain from conspiring, either directly or through a third party, to destabilize or overthrow the legitimate government of either party.

Section 3. Both parties will refrain from conducting clandestine operations, espionage, or other forms of spying against either party.

Section 4. Both parties will, in good faith, report any known threat or concern related to the other party’s security, to the appropriate security organs.

Article III. Mutual Defense.

Section 1. The parties to this treaty may seek assistance for their self-defense by lodging an official request with the appropriate officials.

Section 2. Both parties agree to aid each other against attempts to illegally overthrow the in-game Delegate of their respective home regions.

Article IV. Cultural Exchange and Cooperation.

Section 1. The parties to this treaty will endeavor to conduct communal cultural activities, to the benefit of the people of both parties, and to strengthen the institutions of peace and liberty.

Section 2. The parties agree to strive for strategic cooperation on matters before the World Assembly Security Council, so as to maximize defender values and mutual strategic interests.

Article V. Cooperation on Military Affairs.

Section 1. The parties to this treaty agree to seek opportunities for military cooperation in defensive and liberation operations.

Section 2. Both parties agree to not engage in any military operations that counteract or otherwise subvert or sabotage the defense operations of the other party.

Section 3. Both parties agree to keep classified any sensitive information regarding military affairs that concerns the other party or its defense operations, and only publish that information in a manner mutually agreed upon.

Section 4. Both parties agree to share intelligence as circumstances permit.

Article VI. Peaceful Settlement of Disputes.

The parties to this treaty undertake to settle any and all disputes between them through peaceful means and to refrain from using the threat of force or sanction against one another while this treaty is in force.

Article VII. Deposit and Clarification of Terms.

Section 1. This treaty shall be deposited in a publicly accessible area of the community forums of both parties.

Section 2. The parties to this treaty may, from time to time, clarify the terms of this treaty through memorandums of understanding, which shall be posted alongside the treaty.

Article VIII. Suspension of Terms and Termination of the Treaty.

Section 1. Either party may suspend the terms of the treaty, if the other party has materially breached its terms, until such a time that both parties peacefully settle the dispute and adopt a memorandum of understanding that the treaty is again in force.

Section 2. Either party may terminate the treaty with five days’ notice, posted publicly in the forum of deposit in both regions, after which the terms of the treaty are no longer binding on either party.

This treaty was ratified by the Assembly of the South Pacific on 16 November 2019 at 02:00 UTC and the Council of Nine of 10000 Islands on 27 November 2019 at 23:15 UTC.