Ratified: Feb 13 2015
We the sovereign regions of The Rejected Realms and The Independent Order
ENCOURAGED by our correspondence at the NS World Fair III,
RECOGNISING the commons bonds between our two regions,
DESIRING to formalise relations and strengthen the bonds between our two regions,
UNDERSTANDING that formal relations would help foster a mutually beneficial, constructive diplomatic relationship,
HAVE AGREED as follows:
Article I - Sovereignty and Legitimacy
1 § The parties to this treaty recognize the government of each region, based upon its constitutions and laws, as legitimate, and will not extend that recognition to any government that comes to power through means not prescribed by law, which shall be determined by the legitimate government in question.
2 § Both signatories agree to recognize each other as sovereign entities with the sovereign authority to govern themselves.
Article II - Non-Aggression
1 § The signatories vow neither to attack the home region of the other party nor participate in any action with the intent to overthrow their legitimate government.
2 § The signatories will refrain from conspiring, either directly or through a third party, to destabilize or overthrow the legitimate government of either party.
3 § The signatories will refrain from conducting clandestine operations, espionage, or other forms of spying against either party.
4 § Both signatories will, in good faith, report any known threat or concern related to the other party's security, to the appropriate security organs.
Article III - Mutual Defense
1 § Both signatories agree to provide military aid to defend the security and sovereignty of the other party’s region. They will provide this military aid at the request of the other party, or if the signatory believes that a state of emergency exists in which the other party is unable to request military aid, and if the signatory believes that the request comes following a first strike attack against the other party’s region.
2 § Both signatories also agree to defend each others' delegacies in times of war.
3 § A signatory is always at liberty to refuse receiving military aid.
Article IV - Cultural, Military and Intelligence Cooperation
1 § Both signatories agree to promote cultural diffusion and exchange between their two regions, such as through interregional conferences, discussions, or ventures, at the discretion of their governments.
2 § Both signatories agree to military cooperation on joint missions, as the discretion of their respective military commands.
3 § In pursuing cooperation in military operations, both signatories agree that participation on the opposite sides of a military engagement does not automatically constitute hostility or an attack on either signatory.
4 § Both signatories agree to provide intelligence information at the request of the other party, as long as this information does not harm their own security or jeopardize ongoing intelligence gathering operations.
5 § Both signatories are obliged to provide intelligence information to the other party if it refers to an immediate security concern to said signatory.
Article V - Diplomacy
1 § Both signatories shall maintain open embassies (in-game and out-of-game) with one another.
2 § This treaty shall be deposited in a publicly accessible area of the community forums of both parties.
Article VI. Suspension of Terms and Termination of the Treaty
1 § Either signatory may terminate the treaty with five days' notice, posted publicly in the forum of deposit in both regions, after which the terms of treaty are no longer binding on either party.
2 § Both signatories agree to attempt to seek a diplomatic solution before the termination of this treaty.