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Treaty of Friendship Between Europeia and The West Pacific, 2016

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The statement on the gameplay forum can be seen here: http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=385757

WHEREAS, the Region of The West Pacific ("TWP") 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, TWP and Europeia wish to develop closer ties with one another through continued discussions, as well as the treaty undertakings set forth herein;

NOW, THEREFORE, TWP and Europeia agree as follows:

1. Military Undertakings

(a.) Neither TWP nor Europeia will engage in military hostilities against the other. Participation by TWP and Europeia on opposite sides of a military engagement that does not constitute an attack

on either region shall not be considered "military hostilities against the other" for this purpose.

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

(c.) Both TWP 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.) Europeia shall not engage in offensive military action against Game Created Regions, as defined below ("GCRs"), except that (i) Europeia may take any action reasonably related to its

obligations to defend its allies; and (ii) Europeia may, in consultation with TWP, take any action reasonably related to the defense of indigenous communities in any GCR against outside aggression

or improper influence. For purposes of this Section 1(d), the term "Game Created Regions" means the regions of The Pacific, The East Pacific, The South Pacific, The West Pacific, The North Pacific,

Lazarus, Balder, Osiris, and The Rejected Realms.

(e.) TWP and Europeia shall aid each other in Delegacy transferrals when requested.

(f.) TWP and Europeia will collaborate militarily for the combined benefit of both regions when practical.

2. Intelligence Undertakings

(a.) Neither TWP 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.) TWP 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.) TWP 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.

3. Diplomatic Undertakings

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

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

4. General Provisions

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

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

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

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