Post by Avaerilon on Sept 29, 2012 21:35:23 GMT
CAT- Co-Operative Alliance Treaty
I am pleased to be able to formally welcome you to CAT- the Co-Operative Treaty Alliance. CAT stands for democracy, human rights, and the collective security of our members. A blatant attack on one of us from external forces may be considered an attack against all, in certain circumstances, which helps to deter external aggression. CAT is also equipped to assist in humanitarian efforts in regions stricken by famine, disease, war, natural disasters, or anything else that may render a nation's government helpless.
It is this pledge of honour and extension of mutual friendship and co-operation that brings us here. Not only are bigger regional players represented within our ranks, but smaller nations and protectorates are given a powerful voice within our organisation.
Please find below the full treaty, to read at your leisure.
Co-Operative Alliance Treaty
The people of the remaining states signatory to NATO have continued to co-operate together in an attempt to safeguard the sovereignty and interests of the member states. Thus this treaty was established.
The bond between these states is thusly represented through the Co-Operative Alliance Treaty:
Article One: The signators of this treaty agree to the mutual defense of one another state from aggression.
1. Pending external hostilities:
- 1.1 Each signatory state agrees to provide what assistance they can in the case of external aggression against any member state.
1.2 Each signatory state agrees to official state that they are at war with the external aggressor.
1.3. Each signatory state agrees to the allowance of free passage of signatory states’ military forces during a time of external aggression.
- 1.3.1. Signatory states are allotted one (1) week after the conclusion of hostilities to remove forces from other signatory states.
- 22.214.171.124. Shall the signatory state fail in the removal of military forces within the allotted time period, that state risks expulsion from the protection guaranteed by the treaty and possible retaliation.
2. Pending internal hostilities:
- 2.1. Should hostilities emerge between signatory states, an emergency meeting of heads of states shall be called
- 2.1.1. This meeting shall take upon it the task of deciding a course of action to take regarding the hostilities.
- 126.96.36.199. Courses of action include, but are not limited to, the removal of the initiator of hostilities from the treaty, retaliation by signatory states against the initiator of hostilities and economic sanctions being taken against the initiator of hostilities.
2.1.3. This meeting shall be conducted via a one-state one-vote method and the course of action shall be determined via a supermajority of sixty (60) percent.
2.3. Each signatory state agrees to official state that they are at war with the internal aggressor.
2.4. Each signatory state agrees to the allowance of free passage of signatory states’ military forces during a time of internal aggression.
- 2.4.1. Signatory states are allotted one (1) week after the conclusion of hostilities to remove forces from other signatory states.
- 188.8.131.52. Shall the signatory state fail in the removal of military forces within the allotted time period, that state risks expulsion from the protection guaranteed by the treaty and possible retaliation.
Article Two: Interstate co-operation, discussion, and communication between signatory states is necessary.
1. Regarding interstate co-operation
- 1.1. Interstate co-operation is here meant the open and transparent nature between the governments of the signatory states.
1.2. Such interstate co-operation is crucial to the general well-being of the alliance between signatory states.
2. Regarding interstate discussion
- 2.1. Interstate discussion is here meant the truthful discussion of courses of events that occur that need the attention of the signatory states.
2.2. Such interstate discussion is needed between signatory states in order to coordinate action or other activities related to interstate co-operation.
3. Regarding interstate communication
- 3.1. Interstate communication is here meant the free nature of intelligence agencies of signatory states to share information.
3.2. Such interstate communication is vital to the interests of signatory states in order to establish a database of information acquired from all parts of the world so that a proper course of action can be determined.
Article Three: Signatory states agree to formally join an organization dedicated to the pursuance of these articles herein. This organization shall be called the “Co-Operative Alliance Treaty” or CAT.
Article Four: Signatory states agree to contribute towards a dedicated CAT military unit, to be deployed in situations where it may be preferable to use said unit as opposed to a coalition force.
1. Regarding the contribution towards the CAT Elite Assault Team
- 1.1 All nations are to provide servicemen from their armies who:
- 1.1.1. Have been in-service for 5 years or more.
1.1.2. Have displayed great competence in combat, tactics and improvisation.
1.1.3. Have not been subject to, or pending, a disciplinary hearing, inquiry or such matter, at any point in their service history.
1.1.4. Are willing to join the CAT E.A. Team
1.1.5. Are willing to swear an oath of allegiance to CAT
1.3. All nations to provide aircraft based on the numbers of troops supplied:
- 1.3.1. Transport aeroplanes and/or helicopters, based on troops provided in-total, and appropriate vehicles for that number
1.3.2. Fighters; 1 fighter jet per 25 men.
1.3.3. Bombers; 1 bomber (of any sort, up to the discretion of the nation in question) per 50 men.
1.3.4. Attack helicopters; 1 per 15 men.
1.3.5. Pilots of distinguished service, as laid out in the requirements above, to serve directly under CAT, to fly the afore-mentioned aircraft.
- 1.4.1. Including repairing and maintaining the vehicles.
2. Regarding the deployment of the CAT Elite Assault Team
- 2.1. A meeting of signatory states will be called pending the need for military action.
2.2. A general vote, based on advice given by experts from signatory states and from the CAT E.A. Team itself, will be held to determine when, where and how many CAT unites need be dispatched.
2.3. All nations are required to abide by the vote:
- 2.3.1. Should any nation(s) decide not to abide by the vote, the nation(s) will have their status temporarily revoked as a CAT member, pending an inquiry by a committee, members of which will be chosen by CAT Central Command itself.
2.3.2. Should the committee find the nation(s) have a legitimate reason not to abide by the vote, they will retain member status of CAT, but will be expected to work to ensure they can and will follow a vote the next time.
2.3.3. Should the committee find the nation(s) have not a legitimate reason, then they will be expelled from CAT.
Article Five: Regarding changes to the treaty
1. This treaty shall have the ability to be changed by a meeting of heads of states.
- 1.1. Any changes made to the treaty shall be through a supermajority vote of seventy (70) percent.
1.2. The basis of this treaty, to protect the signatory states, shall not be changed.
1.3. The meeting of heads of states shall be announced at a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours prior to the start of any meeting of the heads of states.
This is the current list of members of CAT:
Signators of the Co-Operative Alliance Treaty
The Magnificently Green Kingdom of Avaerilon (including Avaerilonian Overseas Territories)
The E By Gum Lad It's T' Ambassador of Rhygwd
The Kingdom of Mannin
The United Kingdom of Logres
The Riverside Picnic of The Wind in the Willows
The Sumptuous Hour of Decadent Afternoon Tea
The Federal Republic of Cemaes
The Allied States of Newhalla
The Confederated Kingdoms of Azerzia
The Protectorate of Franco-Highlands
If you would like to join CAT, please carefully read the treaty first. Then, private message myself (Avaerilon) to let me know of your intentions. This is a Modern-Tech alliance, so anything we may do as a group will involve mostly current technology, although some of us do have EMPs instead of nasty nukes ;D
CAT- Ligatum et in Honor, Ligatum et in Amicitia