Treaty of Westminster Between United Kingdom and Europeia

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Treaty of Westminster

WHEREAS, the United Kingdom (“United Kingdom") and the Republic of Europeia ("Europeia") have engaged in discussions about the natural alliance between the two regions, and how to deepen it; and

WHEREAS, United Kingdom and Europeia wish to develop closer ties with one another through continued discussions, as well as the treaty undertakings set forth herein;

NOW, THEREFORE, United Kingdom and Europeia agree as follows:

1. Sovereignty

(a) Europeia will recognize only the legitimate government of United Kingdom, as determined by United Kingdom's law, as representative of the Region and People of United Kingdom.

(b) United Kingdom will recognize only the legitimate government of Europeia, as determined by Europeian law, as representative of the Region and People of Europeia.

(c) Neither region will pass or otherwise create a law that cedes sovereign control of its government to a third party.

2. Military Undertakings

(a) Neither United Kingdom nor Europeia will engage in military hostilities against the other, nor against one another's protectorates which have been established by regional law and communicated to the other signatory. Participation by United Kingdom and Europeia on opposite sides of a military engagement that does not constitute an attack on either region or a region's protectorate shall not be considered "military hostilities against the other" for this purpose.

(b) To the extent practicable, United Kingdom and Europeia shall provide the other defensive military assistance in case of an attack.

(c.) Both United Kingdom and Europeia shall not cede their sovereign control over their respective military forces to any supraregional alliance. Sovereign control is interpreted as being able to make the ultimate decision with regards to the region's military resources participating in a military operation. Both regions may continue to enter into bilateral and multilateral agreements for common defense.

(d) United Kingdom and Europeia shall aid each other in Delegacy transferrals when requested.

(e) United Kingdom and Europeia will collaborate militarily for the combined benefit of both regions when practical.

3. Intelligence Undertakings

(a) Neither United Kingdom nor Europeia will set spies on the other. For this purpose, a "spy" is a person acting under false pretenses in one region, without that region's knowledge, and at the direction of the other region's legitimate government.

(b) United Kingdom and Europeia each shall provide information to the other if such information is pertinent to the other region's security or well-being, or otherwise upon the other's reasonable request, unless the party in possession of such information reasonably believes that providing that information might violate applicable laws or contravene the terms of service for NationStates or the region's forum provider, or when revealing that information would unduly compromise that party's source(s) of information. Both signatories shall endeavor to reveal as much as possible in such situations, but not more than they can under laws, terms of service or the need to protect sources.

(c.) United Kingdom and Europeia will each make it a violation of their internal laws to spy on the other, if a similar or related law to the same effect does not already exist. To the extent permitted by each region's laws, this Section 2(c.) shall be deemed self-executing.

4. Diplomatic Undertakings

(a) United Kingdom and Europeia shall establish and maintain in-game embassies (i.e., on the NationStates site) with one another.

(b) United Kingdom and Europeia shall maintain off-site embassies (i.e., on their regional forums), consistent with facilities provided to other allies.

5. Cultural Undertakings

(a) Each signatory will endeavour, where appropriate and/or possible to engage in social and cultural activities with the other signatory. This can include, but is not limited to, festivals, competitions and university sharing events.

(b) As soon as practicable following ratification, United Kingdom and Europeia will collaborate to stage a cultural festival to celebrate this treaty.

5. Recruitment Undertakings

(a) Neither United Kingdom nor Europeia will deliberately engage in recruitment from the other, nor from one another's protectorates which have been established by regional law and communicated to the other signatory. This clause shall not prevent United Kingdom or Europeia from engaging in recruitment from the feeder and sinker regions. "Recruitment" is defined as the sending of telegrams on the NationStates site to encourage nations to move regions.

6. General Provisions

(a) This treaty shall take effect when it has been ratified by the duly authorized legislative bodies of both United Kingdom and Europeia.

(b) Upon ratification, this treaty shall be the sole treaty between United Kingdom and Europeia, superseding any prior written documents describing a relationship between the regions.
 
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