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Esterazdravo wrote:Nhoor, YOU GOT DUCKSPEAKER!!! LET'S GO 🎉🎉🎉

Last weekend already. I didn't say anything because I didn't want to jinx it :D

Anyone here who has a national football league?

Najimam wrote:Anyone here who has a national football league?

You speaking here for the (Epic) British or the Americans?

Esterazdravo wrote:You speaking here for the (Epic) British or the Americans?

The (Epic) British of course

Najimam wrote:The (Epic) British of course

I don't have a football team, but I was just asking for clarification, as a majorirty of people here in TWI are British or Americans.
EDIT:Language wise

Esterazdravo wrote:I don't have a football team, but I was just asking for clarification, as a majorirty of people here in TWI are British or Americans.

Do you have a national sport in your nation?

Esterazdravo wrote:I don't have a football team, but I was just asking for clarification, as a majorirty of people here in TWI are British or Americans.

I would say most are from North America, but still mainly American.

Najimam wrote:Do you have a national sport in your nation?

Probably badminton, but there is no official team.

ReHaajl wrote:I would say most are from North America, but still mainly American.

I'm not sure how large that majority is though; we have a fair amount of Europeans, Australians, and Asians as well.

Najimam wrote:Anyone here who has a national football league?

I have a league (though I haven't built on it much).

nation=san_jimenez/detail=factbook/id=858538#SPORTS

I'd encourage you to look into creating a national team! You can participate in tournaments that are hosted every so often here in TWI. You can read more about the associations here if you'd like:

Isles Federation of Association Football (IFAF)

Logo
Thanks to Corindia for the logo


Name

Isles Federation of Association Football

Ahnslen:
Dutch: Eilandenfederatie van Voetbalbonden
French: Fédération des îles de football
Spanish: Federación Isleña de Fútbol Asociativo

Abbreviation

IFAF

Founded

1902 (120 Years Ago)
as the Isles International Association Football Conference

Type

Federation of national associations

Headquarters

International District

Regions Served

Full Isles

Membership

62

Official Languages

Ahnslen
Dutch
English
French
Spanish

Cup

The Western Isles Cup

Current Champions

North oscotia

Most Successful team(s)

-TBD-

Link
Map of the Confederations of the Isles Federation of Association Football
GFA - UAFA - MSFC - CEFA - RRFF - SSFA

The Isles Federation of Association Football is an association which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer. The IFAF is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably The Isles Cup which commenced in 1928 and the Women's Isles Cup which commenced in 1985. Founded in 1902 to oversee competitions between various nations across the wider region, its initial headquarters was in -TBD- before it relocated to the International District in 2017, where it remains to this day. Its membership contains 62 national associations as of 2022, grouped into 6 regional confederations: the Gael Football Association, the Raedlon Regional Football Federation, the Union of Argean Football Associations, the Mesder Sea Football Confederation, the Confederation of Eternan Football Associations, and the Southern Sea Football Alliance.


History
The general history of the IFAF begins with the introduction of Association Football by English colonists to various states and colonies in the Isles in the 1870s, bringing the Laws of the Game with them. The first games of association football were played in the Thromsaan colony of York around 1886, though other nations, namely other English nations, continue to dispute the claim of the first game played in the Isles. From Thromsa, the game spread across Gael, establishing itself into the cultures of many nations, most notably Dormill and Stiura, a continuing football powerhouse in the Isles. As English settlement reached its peak in the early 1900s, Football became entrenched in many more nations, with the first international matches played between Dormill and Stiura's Cour Rouge Athletic Club and Townside's Borough Football Club in 1900 and various other teams across the Isles.

The first international football organization, the Isles International Association Football Conference, was formed in 1902 between several nations to formally regulate the Laws of the Game across international borders, and though it has been defunct, it's impact remains seen as its original members are among the top nations featured in the modern IFAF. Other international associations, such as the Gael Football Association and the North Argus Football Union, would also be formed in early and mid 1900s. In 1928, several nations formed the Isles Cup, a closed international football tournament between nations that would be carried over into the modern cup. Following the Imperial War, and the general revival of the game, these international associations and their representing nations came together to form the IFAF in -TBD- to better facilitate international tournaments across the Isles as a whole.

In 1980, the IFAF began a major restructuring of its associations to make the process of organizing tournaments easier on the organization, creating or expanding on all of the organizations that were members. In the end, the 6 modern confederations were formed, with berths to the Isles Cup distributed based on each Confederation's membership. In the 1984 IFAF summit, the organization also established the Women's Isles Cup, to start in 1985, which plays concurrently with the Isles Cup.

In 2017, the IFAF officially moved its headquarters to the now stabilized International District to avoid controversy between the member states. It remains there to this day, coordinating friendlies and tournaments on an international scale.


Confederations

The IFAF is divided into 6 regional Confederations for ease of planning, they are: the Gael Football Association, the Raedlon Regional Football Federation, the Union of Argean Football Associations, the Mesder Sea Football Confederation, the Confederation of Eternan Football Associations, and the Southern Sea Football Alliance. Each has their own unique history in Football, and each are crucial to the function and continued success of both the IFAF and The Beautiful Game.

Confederation of Eternan Football Associations
Headquarters: Gran Teran, San Jimenez
Membership: 10 (Coldwoods, Doravo, Drobenska, Hyukai, Ivolshok, Kaizerlik, Razzgriz, Renet, San Jimenez, Yursea)
Current Champion:
Most Successful Team:
Last Isles Cup Champion:

Gael Football Association
Headquarters: Kapolder, Dormill and Stiura
Membership: 14 (Ainslie, Aizcona, Aruia, Balnik, Deritivya, Dormill and Stiura, Karrin Isles, Lesva, North Oscotia, Roendavar, Suvurnia, Thromsa, Townside, Venatu)
Current Champion:
Most Successful Team:
Last Isles Cup Champion: Oscotia (2022)

The Gael Football Association is the oldest continuous Confederation of the IFAF, having been formed between Gael's nations in 1930. It was also the least affected by the 1980 Restructuring. Its headquarters are in Kapolder, Dormill and Stiura which is the most recent of the GFA's headquarters; it has formerly been headquartered in Valdevesti, Roendavar, Arborai, Ainslie, and Ashar, Karrin Isles. Ainslie was the most recent host of an IFAF cup, hosting the 2015 Isles Cup. Its most successful team is [NATION], having won X cups.

Mesder Sea Football Confederation
Headquarters: Laeden, Domanania, or Ioudaia
Membership: 11 (Coquims, The, Domanania, Elania, Havalland, Ioudaia, Jeriga, Laeden, Laharao, Nerzionia, Republic of, Rodaves, The, Veleste)
Current Champion:
Most Successful Team:
Last Isles Cup Champion:

Raedlon Regional Football Federation
Headquarters: Altera, Solaryia, or Nhoor
Membership: 13 (Alteran Republics, Atolla, Belantica, Crucemia, Esterazdravo, New Arcadia, Nhoor, Norregan, Scaedia, Solaryia, Sud, Swedesttanossa)
Current Champion:
Most Successful Team:
Last Isles Cup Champion:

Southern Sea Football Alliance
Headquarters: Carmo, Corindia
Membership: 15 (Aeteros, Aprosia, Bursaray, Canuerines, The, Charbagnia, Corindia, Drakora, Hintuwan, Kaumpirko, Kayevies, The, Krapathia, Kuwarkiistan, Linaviar, Ploegua, Uprea)
Current Champion:
Most Successful Team:
Last Isles Cup Champion: Corindia (2021)

Union of Argean Football Associations
Headquarters: Fortez, The United Partitions
Membership: 13 (Asaurcmi, Costavozka, Itielia, Keomora, Keverai, Martenyika, San Javier, San Montagna, Syrvania, United Partitions, The, Vancouvia, Veldhaven, Wellsia)
Current Champion:
Most Successful Team:
Last Isles Cup Champion:



The Western Isles Cup
The Western Isles Cup (sometimes simply called "The Isles Cup") is a yearly Men's Association Football international tournament where 32 national teams from the IFAF's 4 Confederations come together to determine the best team that year. The winner of that year's Cup is awarded the Isles Cup, with other awards also given for performances throughout the tournament. The host of each year's tournament is selected by a simple majority vote of the IFAF's members in the months preceding that year's competition. Although the Isles Cup has existed for 93 years, there have only been 86 Cups to date, interrupted by the Imperial War (1941 - 1947). Below is a brief history of the Western Isles Cup.

Year

Host

Winner

2018

Corindia

2018

2019

2019

2019

2020

Roendavar

2020

2021

Altera-Roendavar-Segentova

Corindia

2022

Aeteros-Asaurcmi-United Partitions-Uprea

Oscotia

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Uprea wrote:

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THE WESTERN ISLES OFFICE OF ROLE-PLAY
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NATION OF THE MONTH

September, 2022
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A word from the author
    Greetings TWI-Islanders,

    another month has passed, and summer is officially over, at least for me. It seems like things are never boring in TWI, as now we almost experienced a war, are fighting illegal overfishing and our crops are soon to be in danger. Lots of new promising nations on the map as well, that bring a fresh breeze into TWI. A quick shoutout to East Lankia and ReHaajl, who came in at a strong second and third place for this award this month.
    Without further ado, I hope you enjoy this months, "Nation of the Month" Dispatch!

    - Uprea, Officer of Relations of the Office of Roleplay

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    Nation Name: The Theocracy of Najimam

    Government Classification: Theocratic Oligarchy

    Geographic Location: Argean Sea

    Leader: Naji the Fifth

    Capital: Najiman

    Demonym: -

    Religion: Islam

    Official Language: Arabic, English and Solami

    Population: 5.7 million

    Currency: Nezim; Nezimoin (crypto)


    Najimam is an island located in the very north of TWI in the Argean Sea, between the nations of Vancouvia, Townside, Dormill and Stiura, Roendavar and San Jimenez. The country is deeply connected with its national religion Islam, as one can tell by the theocratic approach to government. Known for its excellent coffee and big agricultural sector, the country can be described as a developing economy. Its connection and devotion to its religion can be seen throughout the country, as it even has a whole city named Najinour dedicated to the practice, study and lifestyle of Islam.

Activity

    Najimams Activity, IC and OOC in the forums is very imppressive. Over the course of one month, Najimam released 10 news post in the Western Isles News thread, covering all kinds of different topics. From the connection of theology with psychology to things that asre going on in Najimam, such as insect farming or illegal DNA experiments.
    Najimam has also been involved in rising tension between ReHaajl and the nation of East Lankia. These tensions even escalated to an almost all-out confrontation between the two nations, who have now been exchanging peace talks in a seperate thread. Najimams foreign ministry has been in active contact with representatives from both nations and has greatly contributed to easing the tensions between the two nations.
    As of lately, Najimam also got very involved in the "In the Dark" RP, posting a very well written first IC post from the perspective of a port worker.

    Over the course over the past month, Najimam also released 24 dispatches, which is an impressive number, although many of them still lack a little in content. Overall, what would seem to be a great next step for Najimam, would be the extension of its National Factbook Overview, for nations to get an even better understanding of Najimam. Other than that, its Activity is more than applaudable and is a great first sign for another good future RP Player present in the TWI Community.

Interview
    Upon receiving the award, Najimam was asked to answer a few questions, which would also be shown in the dispatch:

      1. What are your future plans, going forward with Najimam?
      I plan on making Najimam a theocracy in the true sense of the word. Going forward, I want to primarily make factbooks about powerful religious institutions in Najimam and grow their influence in the western isles through RP. I also want to join as many RPs as I can to develop myself and include Najimam in the international scene. That's my long term goal.

      2. How do you feel about the RP going on in TWI so far?
      I've been enjoying RP in the western isles. It's been a great experience to interact with other nations and put much thought in various RP situations. Everyone is helpful and collaborative, which makes RP much more interesting and fun. I love the response I'm getting and it makes me want to be involved in more RPs.

      3. Any future RP idea you may want to participate in or even host yourself?
      I would love to participate in a RP involving religion. A RP idea I'm interested to host in the future would be about a religious organization trying to destabilize TWI.

      4. Any thoughts on receiving the award?
      It was very unexpected to receive this award since it is only my first month in TWI. It is truly an honor, it made me even more excited about Najimam's future in TWI and much more determined to turn Najimam into something exceptional.

      5. Anything that would help you get even more established in TWI?
      I find it a bit challenging to put the geographical aspects of Najimam in place. Finding the right placement for roads, lands, cities and mountains. Choosing the general weather of each area. Deciding population density and life expectancy among other things. I'm a slow learner so I'm working my way through all of it. I'm just getting started!

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The Western Isles Office of Role-play
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Read dispatch

Winner for September has been decided! Enjoy reading this month's edition of "Nation of the Month"!

Hey, I’m glad I was atleast Featured.

But congrats Najimam!

Momma says its all foolsball, and it’s the Devil.

East Lankia wrote:Hey, I’m glad I was atleast Featured.

But congrats Najimam!

Thank you :)

San Jimenez wrote:~~Snip / Not Relevant~~

You don't mind if I take some inspiration from the way you set up your Foreign Affairs factbook do you?

Norrs wrote:You don't mind if I take some inspiration from the way you set up your Foreign Affairs factbook do you?

Not at all, feel free!

are you allowed to attack those nations with a bold name?

Isterberg wrote:are you allowed to attack those nations with a bold name?

No wars are scripted and are very involved rps, the bold territories are complicated but most of them are controlled by someone. If you have an interest in one of them the map tab has a section stating what they are and how to control them.


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THE WESTERN ISLES MAP DISPATCH






Rules

Read all of these and make sure you understand them before you send the required map application to Ainslie via telegram.


  1. The nation which you join the map with should be a member of the World Assembly.

  2. You must have a name that is realistic. If you were to put it in a list of nations on Earth, it should not seem out of place or strange compared to them. However, this does not mean that you are allowed to have the same name as a real life country on Earth or something extremely similar.

  3. You are only allowed one nation on the map. No puppets are allowed.

  4. You must have at least one factbook about your nation that proves that you are going to actively engage and develop your nation in-character

  5. You must post anywhere on the LinkNationStates forums. This means anywhere across the site that you are allowed to post on. Do not post on threads marked (IC) or [IC] or places where you otherwise would not be welcome.

  6. If you lodge a map application and do not log in for a while afterwards, you may not be added to the map.

  7. If you are on the map, you must either significantly edit a dispatch or factbook or post in an [IC]/(IC) or [OOC]/(OOC) forum that exclusively involves nations on the map pictured above. If you do not do this at least once every fourteen days, you may be removed from the map and will need to resubmit a map request in order to be placed back on.

  8. Our region reserves the right to refuse map applications from players or puppets of players who is an officer or holds a position in the regional government of another region on this website. However, in some circumstances, discretion may be used in order to allow people who fall into this category to join the map.

  9. For more rules, please refer to this dispatch.

    Standard Application for Map Spot

      Nation name:
      How did you find the region/why did you choose The Western Isles:
      How long have you been active on NationStates:
      Is this nation a puppet or side project:
      If you have ANY other accounts on nationstates.net other than this one, please list them here:
      Do you plan on being active (participating in regional role-play)? Are there any particular interests you have?
      Have you read and understood our introductory dispatch, "A Welcome and Introduction Dispatch for New Nations":
      Have you posted at least once on the NationStates Forums?
      Have you read, understood, and agree to the map rules located in the regional rules dispatch:
      Where exactly do you want to be on the map (describe the location in relation to other nations' locations):
      If that spot becomes no longer available, what is your second choice for location:


About TWI In-Character

The Western Isles, like many regions, exists in its own separate reality or plane of existence in order for members to reconcile their own histories with each other. We are Earth-based humans with Earth weapons and Earth culture, although we do not exist on the map of Earth itself. Although Earth's countries exist in our reality, we do not typically interact with them nor do they interact with us; we almost exclusively interact with only the nations in our region.

The Western Isles is very roughly 7000 miles long and 4000 miles wide (10 km by 10 km per pixel). We exist in a northern hemisphere, with the nations at the north typically experiencing colder climates and the nations at the south typically experiencing equatorial climates. If it helps, you can picture our map as being the area between Japan, the western American coast, the Aleutian islands, and Hawaii, although we do not actually exist in that realm. Nations are given free reign to decide their inner geography, so long as it does not bend too deep into unrealistic territory. Similarly, nations may decide their own resources or lack thereof, so long as it is kept reasonable and realistic. We are modern time, specifically current time, meaning that the real-life calendar day is the same as our role-play day.

The central island is named Argus; the large island to the northeast of Argus is called Gael. The island to the west of Argus is called Raedlon.

Bold Territories

What are they?
Bold territories are those little areas on the map circled or marked by black borders - their names are typically smaller and emboldened. They are portions of the map which are set aside with the sole purpose of being hubs for activity - not for the mere sake of having more land or getting something that you want. Rather, these are made normally to facilitate some sort of in character role-play. There are generally two types of bold territories - the larger, older and more traditional ones devoted to role-plays that are typically only overseen by one or two people. There is then the second category which is smaller and newer islands which are typically made with the view of having them change hands in character relatively quickly and are designed to be a proxy for wider tensions - whether this be diplomatic, economic or even in the sense of armed conflict.

In order to apply to get responsibility to out of character manage a bold territory not listed below, you should create a factbook and then post a link to it in this thread and talk about your intentions for the territory. If approved, you may then be considered as overseeing the territory.

Which ones exist, and what are they like?

  • Charbagnia (Read Dispatch) | IC Governed by an independent democratic government | OOC Managed by Dormill and Stiura

    • Qualities: Tax Haven | Tourist Mecca | Diplomatically Isolated | Multiethnic

    • Backstory: Caught between the imperial ambitions of nations both foreign and native to the Western Isles, Charbagnia is in some ways a multiethnic paradise and a tribute to tolerance and equality. However, decades of political mismanagement and international strife has constantly reopened the wounds of ethnic and sectarian conflict, preventing Charbagnia from fully healing and becoming a beacon for liberty and human rights in the Southern Sea. Now faced with a growing threat of terrorism armed with the weapons of a very recent war, a powder keg has been set under the Charbagnian nation, and it is up to the nations of the Southern Sea and beyond to band together and relieve the pressure, or else condemn them all to a new age of strife and death.

    • Ideal for: Political/Intrigue RP, Cultural RP, and News interactions

    • Important links: None applicable.

  • Faronna Islands (Dispatch not available) | IC occupied territory of Balnik | OOC Managed by Balnik

    • Qualities: Remote | Developing | Fascist | Sparsely inhabited

    • Backstory: The Faronna Islands were two Islands that were shared between Balnik and Roendavar under the 1983 Faronna Islands agreement that set the islands to be used as a nature reserve. The treaty expired and was not renewed. In 2019 surveys reported that the islands had an abundance of fossil fuels and was rich in resources. In 2020, faced with an imminent energy crisis, Balnik annexed the islands and began exploiting the islands and its resources

    • Ideal for: Diplomatic RP

    • Important links: ICJ Determination, In The News

  • Keverai (Read Dispatch) | IC Governed by an independent democratic government | OOC Managed by Ainslie

    • Qualities: Neoliberal | Unequal | Democratic | Capitalist Paradise | Tax Haven

    • Backstory: Ever since colonisation in the 16th Century, Keverai has been a place which has turned its eyes out to the Isles at large. It has had a turbulent past ever since it gained its independence in 1931 amidst a moratorium on colonisation and the invasion it soon was subject to in the Imperial War One. In the wake of the war, Keverai sharpened its focus on the Isles at large - significantly deregulating its economy and looking to become a nation deeply integrated in all aspects with the rest of the region. However, the dark side of its former government caused a short revolution which harmed its reputation. Now, the young pragmatic and democratic government is looking to forge a new identity for the nation - one that forces them to confront the deep challenges they face head on.

    • Ideal for: Economic, Cultural and Diplomatic roleplays

    • Important links: Collaboration Thread, In The News, Recent History, Foreign Influences.

  • Norregan (Read Dispatch) | IC Governed by an independent democratic government | OOC Managed by Roendavar

    • Qualities: Isolationist | Absolutist | Traditionalist | Conservative

    • Backstory: The Norregan people came to the Wake Islands and settled around the Stakerenea Islands as early as 1000 BCE. There have been several theories of how they got there, the most plausible one being that the Norregan people are a sea-faring people from Argus. The Norregan eventually settled into small tribal communities, relying on fishing for much of their food. Around the 1600s, trade finally came to the islands from nearby Raedlon. As the world descended into wars for control, the people of Norregan began to become wary of their survival, especially as they saw the Sud and Atolla fall to foreign influence. In 1729, a tribal chieftain known as Ilinakara’Toatou Falakira, also known to the Norregan people as the Uniter (Karana), united the Stakerenea Islands, through the Gray War. The Ilinakara family would soon rule Norregan from then on as absolute monarchs, pursuing a traditional and isolationist policy and remaining guarded against the outside world. However, after the storm of 2021 that left the Wake Islands devastated, current Queen Ilinakara'Falini Okilanoa, has decided to loosen the nation's economic policies and has allowed increased foreign investment, albeit, under her severe absolute watch.

    • Ideal for: Economic, Cultural, and Diplomatic Roleplays and News interactions

    • Important links: The Rains RP, In The News

  • Sud (Read Dispatch) | IC Governed by an independent democratic government | OOC Managed by Ainslie

    • Qualities: Backwater | Developing | Enterprising | Unequal

    • Backstory: A confident democracy with a charismatic but politically-minded leader, Sud has long considered itself as the success story of the three Wake Island chains. Whilst it suffered to an extent from a stormfront which battered Atolla and Norregan, the disaster exposed the existing inequalities in Sudite society. Sud is the most open of the three nations, relying on international backing to maintain its confidence as an important middlepower within the Raedlon subregion. However, the reality for the Sudites is that the social issues which haunt them remain very prevalent and the same politcking that occurs in Norregan and Atolla is just as rife here.

    • Ideal for: Political/Intrigue RP, Economic RP and News interactions

    • Important links: The Rains RP, In The News

  • Atolla (Read Dispatch) | IC Governed by an independent democratic government | OOC Managed by Alteran Republics

    • Qualities: Liberal Conservative | Meritocratic | Democratic | Fledgling Capitalist | Altera Dependent

    • Backstory: Since first being 'discovered' by the fledgling Alteran Republics in the 1460's, the island nation would soon become a keystone in the formation of the Alteran Commonwealth several centuries later. Battered by regular storms and harsh weather, the island inhabitants of Atolla grew to become a hardy and resilient people. Combined with imported traits and a thirst for mercantilism, the Atollan people would become an island of shopkeepers, establishing strong trade links with its neighbours in Raedlon. For whatever reason, whether thanks to subtle social or economic changes, Atolla never truly blossomed as an island nation and would remain strongly dependent on its Alteran colonial masters. However, thanks to continued investment and a brief flirt with independence; Atolla formally gained independence in 2016 after a slim referendum victory. Despite this, the nation stands at a crossroads - do they use their new independence to cut off colonial ties and seek their own glory - or acknowledge their allies and seek the safety and comfort of a like-minded friend?

    • Ideal for: Economic, Cultural and Diplomatic roleplays

    • Important links: The Rains RP, In The News

  • Sunset Isle (Read Dispatch) | IC by uncontacted, hostile tribes | OOC Managed by Laeden

    • Qualities: Wild | Tribal | Biodiverse | Resource-rich

    • Backstory: Originally disputed between Laeden and Martenyika, the Sunset Isle never attracted much attention due to its apparent lack of relevant natural resources and to the extreme hostility of its native tribe, the Akari. The situation quickly changed when a team of illegal researchers discovered massive deposits of highly valuable resources on the island in 2021. This led to a military standout between Laeden and Martenyika that nearly evolved into a full scale armed conflict. Thankfully, both nations agreed to discuss the matter in an arbitration court, who ruled that the Akari and their traditional island should be respected and that foreigners should not approach or land there under any circumstance.

    • Important links: The Red Sunset Crisis RP, Red Oak Court RP, In The News

  • Sawneeak Atoll (Read Dispatch) | IC disputed | OOC Managed by Baumes

    • Qualities: Archipelago | Contested | Tranquil

    • Backstory: Ever since the late 14th century, the archipelago has been the site of several territorial claims and disputed. Initially a territory of the Kingdom of Tesselia in Ainslie, it was later sold to Uprea and over time, became colonised be several other states which often come and go. Today, Sawneeak Atoll is still largely disputed and borders are often still unofficial. However, it is clear that the area will continue to grow and the future of the archipelago is in the hands of the ruling governments.

    • Important links: In The News


Read dispatch

Is the ROS only for people on the Raedlon continent or can i join it cause im in Greater Readlon area

East Lankia, I think I'm blocked for you in telegrams because it says:

"East Lankia Does Not Accept Telegrams from you."

Isterberg wrote:Is the ROS only for people on the Raedlon continent or can i join it cause im in Greater Readlon area

You could likely become an observer or even a full member, since nations from outside Raedlon proper can join under certain conditions! Although, I’m not sure that would be possible given your current government consisting of an oligarchy under the dictatorial control of one family.

Isterberg wrote:are you allowed to attack those nations with a bold name?

technically yes, depending on what’s happening in the territory and if someone is looking after it out of character... but also:

Kuwarkiistan wrote:No wars are scripted and are very involved rps, the bold territories are complicated but most of them are controlled by someone. If you have an interest in one of them the map tab has a section stating what they are and how to control them.

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THE WESTERN ISLES MAP DISPATCH






Rules

Read all of these and make sure you understand them before you send the required map application to Ainslie via telegram.


  1. The nation which you join the map with should be a member of the World Assembly.

  2. You must have a name that is realistic. If you were to put it in a list of nations on Earth, it should not seem out of place or strange compared to them. However, this does not mean that you are allowed to have the same name as a real life country on Earth or something extremely similar.

  3. You are only allowed one nation on the map. No puppets are allowed.

  4. You must have at least one factbook about your nation that proves that you are going to actively engage and develop your nation in-character

  5. You must post anywhere on the LinkNationStates forums. This means anywhere across the site that you are allowed to post on. Do not post on threads marked (IC) or [IC] or places where you otherwise would not be welcome.

  6. If you lodge a map application and do not log in for a while afterwards, you may not be added to the map.

  7. If you are on the map, you must either significantly edit a dispatch or factbook or post in an [IC]/(IC) or [OOC]/(OOC) forum that exclusively involves nations on the map pictured above. If you do not do this at least once every fourteen days, you may be removed from the map and will need to resubmit a map request in order to be placed back on.

  8. Our region reserves the right to refuse map applications from players or puppets of players who is an officer or holds a position in the regional government of another region on this website. However, in some circumstances, discretion may be used in order to allow people who fall into this category to join the map.

  9. For more rules, please refer to this dispatch.

    Standard Application for Map Spot

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About TWI In-Character

The Western Isles, like many regions, exists in its own separate reality or plane of existence in order for members to reconcile their own histories with each other. We are Earth-based humans with Earth weapons and Earth culture, although we do not exist on the map of Earth itself. Although Earth's countries exist in our reality, we do not typically interact with them nor do they interact with us; we almost exclusively interact with only the nations in our region.

The Western Isles is very roughly 7000 miles long and 4000 miles wide (10 km by 10 km per pixel). We exist in a northern hemisphere, with the nations at the north typically experiencing colder climates and the nations at the south typically experiencing equatorial climates. If it helps, you can picture our map as being the area between Japan, the western American coast, the Aleutian islands, and Hawaii, although we do not actually exist in that realm. Nations are given free reign to decide their inner geography, so long as it does not bend too deep into unrealistic territory. Similarly, nations may decide their own resources or lack thereof, so long as it is kept reasonable and realistic. We are modern time, specifically current time, meaning that the real-life calendar day is the same as our role-play day.

The central island is named Argus; the large island to the northeast of Argus is called Gael. The island to the west of Argus is called Raedlon.

Bold Territories

What are they?
Bold territories are those little areas on the map circled or marked by black borders - their names are typically smaller and emboldened. They are portions of the map which are set aside with the sole purpose of being hubs for activity - not for the mere sake of having more land or getting something that you want. Rather, these are made normally to facilitate some sort of in character role-play. There are generally two types of bold territories - the larger, older and more traditional ones devoted to role-plays that are typically only overseen by one or two people. There is then the second category which is smaller and newer islands which are typically made with the view of having them change hands in character relatively quickly and are designed to be a proxy for wider tensions - whether this be diplomatic, economic or even in the sense of armed conflict.

In order to apply to get responsibility to out of character manage a bold territory not listed below, you should create a factbook and then post a link to it in this thread and talk about your intentions for the territory. If approved, you may then be considered as overseeing the territory.

Which ones exist, and what are they like?

  • Charbagnia (Read Dispatch) | IC Governed by an independent democratic government | OOC Managed by Dormill and Stiura

    • Qualities: Tax Haven | Tourist Mecca | Diplomatically Isolated | Multiethnic

    • Backstory: Caught between the imperial ambitions of nations both foreign and native to the Western Isles, Charbagnia is in some ways a multiethnic paradise and a tribute to tolerance and equality. However, decades of political mismanagement and international strife has constantly reopened the wounds of ethnic and sectarian conflict, preventing Charbagnia from fully healing and becoming a beacon for liberty and human rights in the Southern Sea. Now faced with a growing threat of terrorism armed with the weapons of a very recent war, a powder keg has been set under the Charbagnian nation, and it is up to the nations of the Southern Sea and beyond to band together and relieve the pressure, or else condemn them all to a new age of strife and death.

    • Ideal for: Political/Intrigue RP, Cultural RP, and News interactions

    • Important links: None applicable.

  • Faronna Islands (Dispatch not available) | IC occupied territory of Balnik | OOC Managed by Balnik

    • Qualities: Remote | Developing | Fascist | Sparsely inhabited

    • Backstory: The Faronna Islands were two Islands that were shared between Balnik and Roendavar under the 1983 Faronna Islands agreement that set the islands to be used as a nature reserve. The treaty expired and was not renewed. In 2019 surveys reported that the islands had an abundance of fossil fuels and was rich in resources. In 2020, faced with an imminent energy crisis, Balnik annexed the islands and began exploiting the islands and its resources

    • Ideal for: Diplomatic RP

    • Important links: ICJ Determination, In The News

  • Keverai (Read Dispatch) | IC Governed by an independent democratic government | OOC Managed by Ainslie

    • Qualities: Neoliberal | Unequal | Democratic | Capitalist Paradise | Tax Haven

    • Backstory: Ever since colonisation in the 16th Century, Keverai has been a place which has turned its eyes out to the Isles at large. It has had a turbulent past ever since it gained its independence in 1931 amidst a moratorium on colonisation and the invasion it soon was subject to in the Imperial War One. In the wake of the war, Keverai sharpened its focus on the Isles at large - significantly deregulating its economy and looking to become a nation deeply integrated in all aspects with the rest of the region. However, the dark side of its former government caused a short revolution which harmed its reputation. Now, the young pragmatic and democratic government is looking to forge a new identity for the nation - one that forces them to confront the deep challenges they face head on.

    • Ideal for: Economic, Cultural and Diplomatic roleplays

    • Important links: Collaboration Thread, In The News, Recent History, Foreign Influences.

  • Norregan (Read Dispatch) | IC Governed by an independent democratic government | OOC Managed by Roendavar

    • Qualities: Isolationist | Absolutist | Traditionalist | Conservative

    • Backstory: The Norregan people came to the Wake Islands and settled around the Stakerenea Islands as early as 1000 BCE. There have been several theories of how they got there, the most plausible one being that the Norregan people are a sea-faring people from Argus. The Norregan eventually settled into small tribal communities, relying on fishing for much of their food. Around the 1600s, trade finally came to the islands from nearby Raedlon. As the world descended into wars for control, the people of Norregan began to become wary of their survival, especially as they saw the Sud and Atolla fall to foreign influence. In 1729, a tribal chieftain known as Ilinakara’Toatou Falakira, also known to the Norregan people as the Uniter (Karana), united the Stakerenea Islands, through the Gray War. The Ilinakara family would soon rule Norregan from then on as absolute monarchs, pursuing a traditional and isolationist policy and remaining guarded against the outside world. However, after the storm of 2021 that left the Wake Islands devastated, current Queen Ilinakara'Falini Okilanoa, has decided to loosen the nation's economic policies and has allowed increased foreign investment, albeit, under her severe absolute watch.

    • Ideal for: Economic, Cultural, and Diplomatic Roleplays and News interactions

    • Important links: The Rains RP, In The News

  • Sud (Read Dispatch) | IC Governed by an independent democratic government | OOC Managed by Ainslie

    • Qualities: Backwater | Developing | Enterprising | Unequal

    • Backstory: A confident democracy with a charismatic but politically-minded leader, Sud has long considered itself as the success story of the three Wake Island chains. Whilst it suffered to an extent from a stormfront which battered Atolla and Norregan, the disaster exposed the existing inequalities in Sudite society. Sud is the most open of the three nations, relying on international backing to maintain its confidence as an important middlepower within the Raedlon subregion. However, the reality for the Sudites is that the social issues which haunt them remain very prevalent and the same politcking that occurs in Norregan and Atolla is just as rife here.

    • Ideal for: Political/Intrigue RP, Economic RP and News interactions

    • Important links: The Rains RP, In The News

  • Atolla (Read Dispatch) | IC Governed by an independent democratic government | OOC Managed by Alteran Republics

    • Qualities: Liberal Conservative | Meritocratic | Democratic | Fledgling Capitalist | Altera Dependent

    • Backstory: Since first being 'discovered' by the fledgling Alteran Republics in the 1460's, the island nation would soon become a keystone in the formation of the Alteran Commonwealth several centuries later. Battered by regular storms and harsh weather, the island inhabitants of Atolla grew to become a hardy and resilient people. Combined with imported traits and a thirst for mercantilism, the Atollan people would become an island of shopkeepers, establishing strong trade links with its neighbours in Raedlon. For whatever reason, whether thanks to subtle social or economic changes, Atolla never truly blossomed as an island nation and would remain strongly dependent on its Alteran colonial masters. However, thanks to continued investment and a brief flirt with independence; Atolla formally gained independence in 2016 after a slim referendum victory. Despite this, the nation stands at a crossroads - do they use their new independence to cut off colonial ties and seek their own glory - or acknowledge their allies and seek the safety and comfort of a like-minded friend?

    • Ideal for: Economic, Cultural and Diplomatic roleplays

    • Important links: The Rains RP, In The News

  • Sunset Isle (Read Dispatch) | IC by uncontacted, hostile tribes | OOC Managed by Laeden

    • Qualities: Wild | Tribal | Biodiverse | Resource-rich

    • Backstory: Originally disputed between Laeden and Martenyika, the Sunset Isle never attracted much attention due to its apparent lack of relevant natural resources and to the extreme hostility of its native tribe, the Akari. The situation quickly changed when a team of illegal researchers discovered massive deposits of highly valuable resources on the island in 2021. This led to a military standout between Laeden and Martenyika that nearly evolved into a full scale armed conflict. Thankfully, both nations agreed to discuss the matter in an arbitration court, who ruled that the Akari and their traditional island should be respected and that foreigners should not approach or land there under any circumstance.

    • Important links: The Red Sunset Crisis RP, Red Oak Court RP, In The News

  • Sawneeak Atoll (Read Dispatch) | IC disputed | OOC Managed by Baumes

    • Qualities: Archipelago | Contested | Tranquil

    • Backstory: Ever since the late 14th century, the archipelago has been the site of several territorial claims and disputed. Initially a territory of the Kingdom of Tesselia in Ainslie, it was later sold to Uprea and over time, became colonised be several other states which often come and go. Today, Sawneeak Atoll is still largely disputed and borders are often still unofficial. However, it is clear that the area will continue to grow and the future of the archipelago is in the hands of the ruling governments.

    • Important links: In The News


Read dispatch

Isterberg wrote:Is the ROS only for people on the Raedlon continent or can i join it cause im in Greater Readlon area

Exceptions can be made; off the top of my head the Treaty provides for this occasionally. Of course the existing member states have to approve.

Raedlon Organization of States
Rāylwch pw Rasytīmhana jan Rhwsaj
Raedlon Organizja er Narodsz



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Member States in October 2022
(full members in dark green; candidates in light green)


Motto: "Industria Virtusque Patriis Nostris"
("Diligence and Strength For Our Nations")


Acronym: ROS

Formation: 31 July 2020

Type: political, economic, and military alliance

Treaty: Treaty of Sārruc

Headquarters:

  • ROS : Qhōmh (Nhoor)

  • RTC : t.b.d. (Alteran Republics)

  • RMA : Visegrad (Solaryia)

Membership:

Official language: English

Secretary General: Jamhord Mensy (Nhoor)

The Raedlon Organization of States (Nhoor: Rāylwch pw Rasytīmhana jan Rhwsaj; Solaryi: Raedlon Organizja er Narodsz), also known by its acronym ROS, is a political, economic, and military intergovernmental alliance of nations that aim to promote peace, security, and stability in the Raedlon area of The Western Isles, and facilitate trade and tourism between their member states.

Although the idea to form an alliance of Raedlon nations was suggested in previous years, it was in early 2020 that Almorea and The Dominion of Nhoor set the first steps to elaborate it, with The Winter Empire of Solaryia and The United Commonwealths of Alteran Republics joining the preparations a couple of months later. The founding treaty, the Treaty of Sārruc, was signed between the four aforementioned nations on 31 July 2020. As of January 2022, Almorea is not a member state anymore, but talks initiated with The United Queendoms of Belantica about joining ROS. Other potential member states could be The Republic of Belvoir and The Federation of Elvandra.


Membership
ROS membership exists in three forms:

  • Full membership: independent nations located on the subcontinent known as Raedlon in the region of The Western Isles, as per Article 4 of the Treaty of Sārruc. Under certain conditions, nations located in other parts of The Western Isles can be admitted as full members of ROS as well.

  • Associate membership: any territory on Raedlon that constitutes an autonomous dependency of a nation located in other parts of The Western Isles, as per Article 16 of the Treaty of Sārruc.

  • Observer status: any nation or territory that isn't eligible for membership or associate membership as stipulated in the Articles 4 and 16 of the Treaty of Sārruc, and any nation or territory that doesn't seek to acquire membership or associated membership by its own volition, as per Article 27 of the Treaty of Sārruc.

Any request to become a Member or Associate Member of ROS should so be addressed to the Secretary General by means of a note, in which the applicant nation or territory declares that it is willing to sign the Treaty and to accept all the obligations inherent in Membership or Associate Membership as per Articles 6 resp. 18. Any request to become an Observer of ROS should be addressed to the Secretary General by means of a note, in which the applicant nation or territory declares that it is willing to accept all the obligations inherent in the Observer Status, as per Article 28. The Secretary General informs the Council of Representatives (see below), which will decide on the matter at its earliest convenience.


Structure
ROS is divided in three parts:

  • ROS proper; the political pillar, with headquarters in Nhoor

  • RTC, the Raedlon Trade Council; the economic pillar, with headquarters in Almorea

  • RMA, the Secretariate of Raedlon Military Affairs; the military pillar, with headquarters in Solaryia

ROS proper
ROS proper, which has its headquarters in the Nhoor city of Qhōmh, has the following organs:

  • The Council of Representatives, which is formed by representatives of the member states’ governments. The CoR convenes at least once a year on the head of government level; other ministerial meetings on common policies (foreign affairs, economic affairs, fisheries, health, etc.) occur regularly throughout the year.

  • The Assembly, the ‘parliament’ of ROS, which consists of a flexible number of members, originating from all member states, with the number of seats per member state being the square root of its population size, divided by 500, rounded up or down to the nearest integer, plus 1. This number is reviewed before each session; each Assembly session lasts four years. Currently the member states have the following number of seats, based on the nations' estimated number of inhabitants on 1 January 2020: Nhoor 11, Solaryia 9.

  • The Executive Council, which consists of the Secretary of the Executive Council (also known as the Secretary General), and the Members of the Executive Council. There is one Member per member state but if there are less then seven Members excluding the Secretary, all member states may add a Member until this threshold is passed; currently the two member states are represented by four Members each. The Secretary, who is nominated for one two-year term (starting on 1 January) by one of the member states in alphabetical order of their short names in English, has no voting right unless the Members' vote is a tie.

Secretaries-General of ROS have been:

  • 2020 - 2021 : Andrew Crawford (Almorea; acting until 1 January 2021; stepped down when Almorea left ROS)

  • 2021 - 2022 : Jamhord Mensy (Nhoor; for the remainder of Crawford's term)

  • 2023 - 2024 : t.b.d.

The Raedlon Trade Council
The Raedlon Trade Council, located in t.b.d. (nation t.b.d.; temporary headquarters in the Nhoor city of Qhōmh), is headed by the Board of Governors, which consists of one representative per member state. Daily affairs are managed by the Secretary General of the RTC, who is nominated for one two-year term (starting on 1 January) by one of the member states in alphabetical order of their short names in English. The Secretary General of the RTC cannot be nominated by the same member state as the one nominating the Secretary of the Executive Council of ROS proper.

Secretaries-General of RTC have been:

  • 2020 - 2022 : Jakob Klea (Solaryia; acting until 1 January 2021)

  • 2023 - 2024 : t.b.d.

The Secretariate of Raedlon Military Affairs
The Secretariate of Raedlon Military Affairs is located in Visegrad, Solaryia.
(To be elaborated)


Treaty

IN THE NAME OF THEIR PEOPLES, THE NATIONS REPRESENTED AT THE SUMMIT IN SĀRRUC, NHOOR, ON 31 JULY 2020

Convinced that international cooperation contributes to peace, stability, and development of this world;
Confident that cooperation between their Nations will increase their people’s welfare;
Resolved to reinforce the voice of their Nations by their cooperation;
Conscious of their Nations’ underlying values;

HAVE AGREED
upon the following

TREATY ESTABLISHING A RAEDLON ORGANIZATION OF STATES

Chapter 1: Nature and purposes

Article 1 : The Signatories establish by this Treaty the international organisation known as the Raedlon Organization of States, hereafter ROS.

Article 2 : ROS proclaims the following essential purposes:
a) To promote peace, security, and stability in the Raedlon area by means of collective defence;
b) To promote by cooperative action and through specialised organisations the economic, industrial, technological, scientific, social, and cultural development of the Member States;
c) To facilitate trade agreements and to improve the traffic of goods and currency;
d) To promote tourism and to improve the traffic of people through a visa agreement;
e) To maintain and respect the human rights and civil liberties of the Member States’ citizens.

Article 3 : ROS has no powers other than those expressly conferred upon it by this Treaty, none of whose provisions authorises it to intervene in matters that are within the internal jurisdiction of the Member States.

Chapter 2: Member States

Article 4.1 : Any Nation located on the subcontinent known as Raedlon in the region of The Western Isles is eligible for membership of ROS.
Article 4.2 : Under certain conditions, Nations located in other parts of The Western Isles can be admitted as members of ROS. These conditions shall be further elaborated in Regulations.

Article 5 : Member States of ROS and Nations wishing to become Member States of ROS oblige themselves to uphold the following:
a) To maintain and respect the human rights and civil liberties of their citizens;
b) To conduct a sound and stable financial and economic policy;
c) To politically recognise the other Member States of ROS.

Article 6 : Any independent Nation that fulfils the conditions for membership mentioned in articles 4 and 5, and that wishes to become a Member of ROS should so indicate by means of a note addressed to the Secretary General, in which it declares that it is willing to sign the Treaty and to accept all the obligations inherent in membership.

Article 7 : The Secretary General informs the Council of Representatives, which will decide on the matter at its earliest convenience.

Article 8 : The Council of Representatives shall determine whether the applicant Nation fulfils the conditions for membership mentioned in articles 4 and 5, and whether it is appropriate that the Secretary General be authorised to grant the applicant Nation the status of Candidate Member. The decision of the Council of Representatives shall require the affirmative vote of two thirds of the Member States.

Article 9 : The applicant Nation’s Candidate Membership has a duration of at least six months and at most twelve months.

Article 10 : Under conditions, the applicant Nation can request an extension of the duration of the Candidate Membership. Weighing the arguments presented by the applicant Nation for such an extension, the Council of Representatives shall determine whether it is appropriate to extend the duration of the applicant Nation’s Candidate Membership. The decision of the Council of Representatives shall require the affirmative vote of at least fifty one percent of the Member States.

Article 11 : The applicant Nation’s Candidate Membership will be automatically converted into a full Membership of ROS when after at least six months and at most twelve months or an extended period following the provisions in article 10:
a) none of the Member States have raised objection as to the conversion of the applicant Nation’s Candidate Membership into a full Membership of ROS, and
b) the applicant Nation has signed this Treaty and accepted the deposit of the corresponding instrument of ratification.

Article 12 : An applicant Nation who is not politically recognised by one or more Member States of ROS, cannot become a Member State of ROS.

Article 13 : A Member of ROS who does not adhere to the Rights and Duties of the Member States, may be suspended from the exercise of the right to participate in the sessions of the Council of Representatives. Persons performing official functions on behalf of the suspended Member State shall likewise be suspended from his duty.
a) The power to suspend shall be exercised only when such diplomatic initiatives undertaken by ROS for the purpose of promoting the restoration of the Member’s adherence to the Rights and Duties of the Member States have been unsuccessful;
b) The decision to suspend shall be adopted at a special session of the Council of Representatives by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Member States;
c) The suspension shall take effect immediately following its approval by the Council of Representatives;
d) The suspension notwithstanding, ROS shall endeavour to undertake additional diplomatic initiatives to contribute to the re-establishment of the affected Member’s adherence to the Rights and Duties of the Member States;
e) The Council of Representatives may lift the suspension by a decision adopted with the approval of two-thirds of the Member States;
f) The powers referred to in this article shall be exercised in accordance with this Treaty.

Article 14 : A suspended Member of the Forum who after a period of six months, despite additional diplomatic initiatives to contribute to the re-establishment of the suspended Member’s adherence to the Rights and Duties of the Member States, continues to not adhere to those Rights and Duties, may be expelled from ROS. Persons performing official functions on behalf of the suspended Member State shall likewise be suspended from his duty.
a) The decision to expel shall be adopted at a special session of the Council of Representatives by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Member States;
b) The expulsion shall take effect immediately following its approval by the Counil of Representatives;
c) The powers referred to in this article shall be exercised in accordance with this Treaty.

Article 15 : If desiring to discontinue its Membership, a Member State must file an official denunciation of the present Treaty with the Secretary General, who must inform the other Member States. The Membership ends two months after the denouncement has been received by the Secretary General.

Chapter 3: Associate Member States

Article 16 : Any Territory located on Raedlon that constitutes an autonomous dependency of a Nation located in other parts of The Western Isles is eligible for Associate Membership of ROS.

Article 17 : Associate Member States of ROS and Nations wishing to become Associate Member States of ROS oblige themselves to uphold the following:
a) To maintain and respect the human rights and civil liberties of their citizens;
b) To conduct a sound and stable financial and economic policy;
c) To politically recognise the other Member States of ROS.

Article 18 : Any Territory such as described in articles 16 that fulfils the conditions for membership mentioned in article 17 and that wishes to become an Associate Member of ROS should so indicate by means of a note addressed to the Secretary General, in which it declares that it is willing to sign the Treaty and to accept all the obligations inherent in Associate Membership.

Article 19 : The Secretary General informs the Council of Representatives, which will decide on the matter at its earliest convenience.

Article 20 : The Council of Representatives shall determine whether the applicant Territory fulfils the conditions for Associate Membership mentioned in article 17 and whether it is appropriate that the Secretary General be authorised to grant the applicant Territory the status of Candidate Associate Member. The decision of the Council of Representatives shall require the affirmative vote of two thirds of the Member States.

Article 21 : The applicant Territory’s Candidate Associate Membership has a duration of at least three months and at most six months.

Article 22 : Under conditions, the applicant Territory can request an extension of the duration of the Candidate Associate Membership. Weighing the arguments presented by the applicant Territory for such an extension, the Council of Representatives shall determine whether it is appropriate to extend the duration of the applicant Territory’s Candidate Associate Membership. The decision of the Council of Representatives shall require the affirmative vote of at least fifty one percent of the Member States.

Article 23 : The applicant Territory’s Candidate Associate Membership will be automatically converted into a full Associate Membership of ROS when after at least three months and at most six months or an extended period following the provisions in article 22:
a) none of the Member States have raised objection as to the conversion of the applicant Territory’s Candidate Associate Membership into a full Associate Membership of ROS, and
b) the applicant Territory has signed this Treaty and accepted the deposit of the corresponding instrument of ratification.

Article 24 : An Associate Member of ROS who does not adhere to the Rights and Duties of the Member States, may be suspended from the exercise of the right to participate in the sessions of the Council of Representatives.
a) The power to suspend shall be exercised only when such diplomatic initiatives undertaken by ROS for the purpose of promoting the restoration of the Associate Member’s adherence to the Rights and Duties of the Member States have been unsuccessful;
b) The decision to suspend shall be adopted at a special session of the Council of Representatives by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Member States;
c) The suspension shall take effect immediately following its approval by the Council of Representatives;
d) The suspension notwithstanding, ROS shall endeavour to undertake additional diplomatic initiatives to contribute to the re-establishment of the affected Associate Member’s adherence to the Rights and Duties of the Member States;
e) The Council of Representatives may lift the suspension by a decision adopted with the approval of two-thirds of the Member States;
f) The powers referred to in this article shall be exercised in accordance with this Treaty.

Article 25 : A suspended Associate Member of ROS who after a period of six months, despite additional diplomatic initiatives to contribute to the re-establishment of the suspended Associate Member’s adherence to the Rights and Duties of the Member States, continues to not adhere to those Rights and Duties, may be expelled from ROS.
a) The decision to expel shall be adopted at a special session of the Council of Representatives by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Member States;
b) The expulsion shall take effect immediately following its approval by the Council of Representatives;
c) The powers referred to in this article shall be exercised in accordance with this Treaty.

Article 26 : If desiring to discontinue its Associate Membership, an Associate Member State must file an official denunciation of the present Treaty with the Secretary General, who must inform the other Member States. The Associate Membership ends two months after the denouncement has been received by the Secretary General.

Chapter 4: Observers

Article 27 : Any Nation or Territory that isn’t eligible for Membership or Associate Membership as stipulated in Chapters 2 and 3, and Any Nation or Territory eligible for Membership or Associate Membership as stipulated in Chapters 2 and 3 that doesn’t seek to acquire Membership or Associate Membership by its own volition, is eligible to become an Observer of ROS.

Article 28 : Any Nation or Territory such as described in article 27 that wishes to become an Observer of ROS should so indicate by means of a note addressed to the Secretary General, in which it declares that it is willing to accept all the obligations inherent in the Observer Status.

Article 29 : The Secretary General informs the Council of Representatieves, which will decide on the matter at its earliest convenience.

Article 30 : The Council of Representatives shall determine whether the applicant Nation or Territory fulfils the conditions for Observer Status and whether it is appropriate that the Secretary General be authorised to grant the applicant Nation or Territory the status of Observer. The decision of the Council of Representatives shall require the affirmative vote of fifty one percent of the Member States.

Article 31 : If desiring to discontinue its Observer Status, an Observer must inform the Secretary General, the moment at which this is done and reception is confirmed by the Secretary General, the Observer Status ends with immediate effect. The Secretary General subsequently informs the Member States.

Chapter 5: Rights and duties of the Member States, the Associate Member States, and the Observers

Article 32 : The Member States are juridically equal, enjoy equal rights and equal capacity to exercise these rights, and have equal duties. The rights of each Member State depend not upon its power to ensure the exercise thereof, but upon the mere fact of its existence as a person under international law.

Article 33 : Every Member State has the duty to respect the rights enjoyed by every other Member State in accordance with international law.

Article 34 : The fundamental rights of Member States, Associate Member States, and Observers may not be impaired in any manner whatsoever.

Article 35 : Member States, Associate Member States, and Observers may not unilaterally withdraw the political recognition of another Member State or Associate Member State who has signed this Treaty but after expulsion of that Member State or Associate Member State as stipulated in articles 14 and 25.

Article 36 : The right of each Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer to protect itself and to live its own life does not authorise it to commit unjust acts against another Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer.

Article 37 : The jurisdiction of Member States, Associated Member States, and Observers within the limits of their national territory is exercised equally over all the inhabitants, whether nationals or aliens.

Article 38 : Each Member State, Associate Member State, and Observer has the right to develop its cultural, political and economic life freely and naturally. In this free development, the Member State and Associate Member State shall respect the rights of the individual and the principles of universal morality.

Article 39 : No Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer or group thereof has the right to intervene, directly or indirectly, for any reason whatever, in the internal or external affairs of any other Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer. The foregoing principle prohibits not only armed force but also any other form of interference or attempted threat against the personality of the Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer or against their political, economic and cultural elements.

Article 40 : No Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer may use or encourage the use of coercive measures of an economic or political character in order to force the sovereign will of another Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer and obtain from it advantages of any kind.

Article 41 : The territory of a Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer is inviolable; it may not be the object, even temporarily, of military occupation or of other measures of force taken by another Member State, Associate Member State, or Observer, directly or indirectly, on any grounds whatever. No territorial acquisitions or special advantages obtained either by force or by other means of coercion shall be recognised.

Article 42 : Measures adopted for the maintenance of peace and security in accordance with existing treaties do not constitute a violation of the principles set forth in articles 39 and 41.

Chapter 6: Peaceful settlement of disputes

Article 43 : International disputes between Member States, Associate Member State, or Observer shall be submitted to the peaceful procedures set forth in this Treaty.

Article 44 : The following are peaceful procedures: direct negotiation, good offices, mediation, investigation and conciliation, judicial settlement, arbitration, and those which the parties to the dispute may especially agree upon at any time.

Article 45 : In the event that a dispute arises between two or more Member States, Associate Member States, and/or Observers which, in the opinion of one of them, cannot be settled through the usual diplomatic channels, the parties shall agree on some other peaceful procedure that will enable them to reach a solution.

Article 46 : A special treaty will establish adequate means for the settlement of disputes and will determine pertinent procedures for each peaceful means such that no dispute between Member States, Associate Member States, and Observers may remain without definitive settlement within a reasonable period.

Chapter 7: The organs

Article 47 : ROS accomplishes its purposes by means of the following organs:
a) The Council of Representatives
b) The Assembly
c) The Executive Council
d) The High Court
e) The Raedlon Trade Council
f) The Secretariat for Raedlon Military Affairs
g) Other specialised Organisations, Institutions, Agencies, and Entities.

THE COUNCIL OF REPRESENTATIVES
Article 48 : The Council of Representatives is the highest organ of ROS. It consists of the heads of state or government or ministers or other plenipotentiaries of the Member States and Associate Member States. It has as its principal powers, in addition to such others as are assigned to it by this Treaty, the following:
a) To decide the general action and policy of ROS, determine the structure and functions of its organs, and consider any matter relating to friendly relations among the Member States;
b) To establish measures for coordinating the activities of the organs of ROS among themselves;
c) To promote collaboration, especially in the economic, technological, scientific, and cultural fields, with other international organisations whose purposes are similar to those of ROS;
d) To approve the program-budget of ROS and determine the quotas of the Member States;
e) To adopt general standards to govern the operation of the Executive Council; and
f) To adopt its own rules of procedure and its agenda.
The Council of Representatives shall exercise its powers in accordance with the provisions of this Treaty and of other applicable treaties.

Article 49 : The Council of Representatives shall establish the bases for fixing the quota that each Government is to contribute to the maintenance of the Forum, taking into account the ability to pay of the respective Member States and their determination to contribute in an equitable manner. Decisions on budgetary matters require the approval of two thirds of the Member States.

Article 50.1 : All Member States, Associate Member States, and Observers have the right to be represented in the Council of Representatives.
Article 50.2 : Each Member State has the right to participate with voice and to vote in the Council of Representatives. Each Member State has the right to one vote.
Article 50.3 : Each Associate Member State has the right to participate with voice in the Council of Representatives. The right to vote can be granted to an Associate Member State by the Council of Representatives if a request to be allowed to vote on a specific matter is done before the start of the Council. The Member States shall take the decision before the matter is addressed during the Council; the decision requires the approval of a simple majority of the Member States.
Article 50.4 : Each Observer has the right to participate in the Council of Representatives.

Article 51.1 : The Council of Representatives shall convene at least once a year during the period determined by the rules of procedure and at a place selected in accordance with the principle of rotation. At each regular session the date and place of the next regular session shall be determined, in accordance with the rules of procedure.
Article 51.2 : If for any reason the Council of Representatives cannot be held at the place chosen, it shall meet at the seat of the Exectuive Council, unless one of the Member States should make a timely offer of a site in its territory, in which case the Council of Representatives may agree that it will meet in that place.

Article 52 : In special circumstances and with the approval of two thirds of the Member States, a special session of the Council of Representatives may be convoked by the Secretary General.

Article 53 : Decisions of the Council of Representatives shall be adopted by the affirmative vote of an absolute majority of the Member States, except in those cases that require other majorities of vote as provided in this Treaty or as may be provided by the Council of Representatives in its rules of procedure.

THE ASSEMBLY
Article 54 : For the adoption of regulations, to discuss the general action and policy as well as the program-budget of ROS and to provide the Council of Representatives with advice on economic and cross-frontier cooperation, ROS maintains an Assembly, which will be located in Qhōmh, Nhoor.

Article 55 : The Assembly convenes for Sessions, which have a duration of four years.

Article 56.1 : The Assembly is composed of a flexible number of members, originating from all Member States.
Article 56.2 : The number of seats in the Assembly per Member State is the square root of its population size, divided by 500, rounded up/down to the nearest integer, plus 1. This number is reviewed before each Session of the Assembly.
Article 56.3 : The members of the Assembly are elected or appointed for the duration of one Session following procedures determined by their respective Member States.

Article 57 : Within the limits of the Treaty and of other applicable treaties and agreements, the Assembly takes cognizance of any matter referred to it by the Council of Representatives.

Article 58 : The Assembly shall keep vigilance over the maintenance of friendly relations among the Member States, and for that purpose shall effectively assist them in the peaceful settlement of their disputes, in accordance with the following provisions.

Article 59 : The Assembly shall promote economic, technological, scientific, and cultural relations among all the Member States of ROS, in keeping with the actions and policies decided upon by the Council of Representatives.

Article 60 : In accordance with the provisions of this Treaty, any party to a dispute in which none of the peaceful procedures provided for in the Treaty is under way may resort to the Assembly to obtain its good offices. The Assembly, following the provisions of the preceding article, shall assist the parties and recommend the procedures it considers suitable for peaceful settlement of the dispute.

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Article 61 : For the coordination of the purposes mentioned in Chapter 1 as well as the execution of daily affairs and current matters, ROS maintains an Executive Council, which will be located in Qhōmh, Nhoor.

Article 62.1 : The Executive Council consists of the Secretary of the Executive Council and the Members of the Executive Council.
Article 62.2 : The Executive Council is directed by the Secretary of the Executive Council, who shall be the legal representative thereof, and be responsible to the Council of Representatives for the proper fulfilment of the obligations and functions of the Executive Council.

Article 63.1 : The Secretary of the Executive Council is nominated by one of the Member States (in alphabetical order of their short names in English) for one two-year term, starting every January.
Article 63.2 : The nomination of the Secretary of the Executive Council is approved by the parliaments of the Member States by an affirmative majority of at least fifty one percent of the votes, whereby each parliament as a whole casts one vote.
Article 63.3 : The Council of Representatives, by a two-thirds vote of the Member States, may remove the Secretary of the Executive Council, whenever the proper functioning of ROS so demands.
Article 63.4 : If the Secretary of the Executive Council is unable to finish his or her term, the Member State that was responsible for his or her nomination will nominate a replacement for the remainder of the term.
Article 63.5 : In the period between the nomination of a replacement Secretary of the Executive Council and his or her approval by the parliaments of the Member States at the latter’s earliest convenience, the replacement Secretary of the Executive Council will be appointed in an acting capacity.
Article 63.6 : The Secretary of the Executive Council, or his or her representative, may participate with voice but without vote in all meetings of ROS.

Article 64.1 : The Executive Council consists of at least seven Members (excluding the Secretary of the Executive Council).
Article 64.2 : Each Member State is represented by one Member of the Executive Council, unless the threshold of the minimum of seven Members has not been passed; in that case the number of Members of the Executive Council per Member State will be increased in an equal manner until this threshold is passed.

Article 65 : The Executive Council shall:
a) Carry out those decisions of the Council of Representatives, the implementation of which has not been assigned to any other body;
b) Watch over the observance of the standards governing the operation of the Assembly and, when the Council of Representatives is not in session, adopt provisions of a regulatory nature that enable the Assembly to carry out its administrative functions;
c) Act as a Preparatory Committee of the Council of Representatives, unless the Council of Representatives should decide otherwise;
d) Submit recommendations to the Council of Representatives about the functioning of ROS and the coordination of its subsidiary Organs;
e) Transmit to the Member States notice of the convocation of the Council of Representatives or any other meeting within ROS;
f) Advise the other organs, when appropriate, in the preparation of agenda and rules of procedure;
g) Provide, on a permanent basis, adequate secretariat services for the Council of Representatives and the other organs, and carry out their directives and assignments. To the extent of its ability, provide services for the other meetings of ROS;
h) Serve as custodian of the documents and archives of ROS;
i) Submit to the Council of Representatives at each regular session an annual report on the activities of ROS and its financial condition; and
j) Perform the other functions assigned to it in this and other Treaties.

Article 66 : In the performance of their duties, the Secretary and the Members of the Executive Council and their staff shall not seek or receive instructions from any Government or from any authority outside ROS, and shall refrain from any action that may be incompatible with their position as international officers responsible only to ROS.

Article 67 : The Member States pledge themselves to respect the exclusively international character of the responsibilities of the Secretary and the Members of the Executive Council and their staff, and not to seek to influence them in the discharge of their duties.

THE HIGH COURT, THE RAEDLON TRADE COUNCIL, THE SECRETARIAT FOR RAEDLON MILITARY AFFAIRS, AND THE OTHER SPECIALISED ORGANISATIONS, INSTITUTIONS, AGENCIES, AND ENTITIES
Article 68 : The High Court, the Raedlon Trade Council, the Secretariat for Raedlon Military Affairs, and the other specialised organisations, institutions, agencies, and entities shall be further elaborated in Treaties and Regulations.

Chapter 8: Miscellaneous provisions

Article 69 : ROS shall enjoy in the territory of each Member State such legal capacity, privileges and immunities as are necessary for the exercise of its functions and the accomplishments of its purposes.

Article 70 : The representatives of the Member States on the organs of ROS, the personnel of their delegations, as well as the Secretary and Members of the Executive shall enjoy the privileges and immunities corresponding to their positions and necessary for the independent performance of their duties.

Article 71 : Correspondence of ROS, including printed matter and parcels, bearing the frank thereof, shall be carried free of charge in the mails of the Member States.

Article 72 : ROS does not allow any restriction based on race, creed, or sex with respect to eligibility to participate in the activities of ROS and to hold positions therein.

Chapter 9: Ratification and entry into force

Article 73 : The present Treaty shall remain open for signature by the Nations that fulfil the requirements of becoming Member States of ROS and shall be ratified in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures. The original instrument, written in the English language, shall be deposited with the Executive Council, which shall transmit certified copies thereof to the Governments for purposes of ratification. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Executive Council, which shall notify the signatory States of such deposit.

Article 74 : The present Treaty shall enter into force among the ratifying States when two-thirds of the signatory States have deposited their ratifications. It shall enter into force with respect to the remaining States in the order in which they deposit their ratifications.

Article 75 : This Treaty shall be further elaborated in Regulations.

Article 76 : The aims and purpose of ROS as established in this Treaty shall be pursued by means of additional treaties.

Article 77 : Regulations and additional treaties and changes thereof or in, or changes of or in this Treaty, are signed by the Council of Representatives.

Article 78 : Amendments to the present Treaty may be adopted only at a meeting of the Council of Representatives convened for that purpose. Amendments may be adopted only by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Member States. Amendments shall enter into force in accordance with the terms and the procedure set forth in article 74.

Chapter 10: Transitory provisions

Article 79 : Upon the signing of this Treaty, the signatories appoint an acting Secretary of the Executive Council for the period between the moments of the signing of this Treaty and the start of the term of the Secretary of the Executive Council appointed according to the procedures set forth in article 63.

Signed in Sārruc, Nhoor, on 31 July 2020

Signatories and ratifications
ADOPTED AT: Sārruc, Nhoor
DATE: 31 July 2020
ENTRY INTO FORCE: 7 December 2020, in accordance with article 73 of the Treaty
LAST CHANGE: N/A, in accordance with article 77 of the Treaty

For the United Commonwealths of Altera:
Signatories : t.b.a.
Date of signature : 31 July 2020
Date of ratification : t.b.a.

For the Dominion of Nhoor:
Signatories : H.M. King Elerha Maximus of Nhoor ; H.E. Huldoro Sā̦ƨws-Patorheqh, Prime Minister of Nhoor
Date of signature : 31 July 2020
Date of ratification : 7 December 2020

For the United Republic of Solaryia:
Signatories : H.E. Karín Brandt, Consul of Solaryia
Date of signature : 31 July 2020
Date of ratification : 10 December 2020

For the United Queendoms of Belantica:
Signatories : t.b.a.
Candidate member since : 11 October 2022
Date of signature : t.b.a.
Date of ratification : t.b.a.

Signatories and ratifications of former member states
For the Federal Union of Almorea:
Signatories : H.E. Alastair Hallowell, President of the Federal Union
Date of signature : 31 July 2020
Date of ratification : 5 December 2020
Date the nation left ROS : 12 December 2021


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