Union of States around the Sovereign Oceans
|Union of States around the Sovereign Oceans|
|Headquarters||Apollo City (Jingdao)|
|- Chairman of the USSO||Tuân Quân|
|- Supreme Commander|
|- Main assembly||Political Consultative Committee|
|Establishment||26th February, 2017|
|Membership|| 6 member states
(of 30 MCS-nations )
The Union of States around the Sovereign Oceans (USSO) is a collective defence and cultural treaty organisation among Jingdaoese Empire, Craitland, Gerenia, Passio-Corum, Xang Muang and the Florian Republic. It has an estimated population of over 305 million (fictional) citizens and has land on almost each continent accross Micras. While originally a defence union, the focus and input from Passio-Corum swayed its members to establish and further integrate a common market between the members.
It had its roots in the Hammish Civil War, in which several of the founding states were shocked by the interference of the Shirerithians in the civil war. Soon after, the alliance also began cooperating on the economical, cultural and scientific level.
The USSO was born during a period of heightened tensions due to the ongoing Hammish Civil War. Jingdao, which had undergone a change of government and (limited) democratization after the death of the Sheng Emperor, sought to regain some influence on the world stage.
It found allies in nations including Gerenia and Xang Muang, who were eager to protect themselves against what was perceived imperialist aggression from other nations, Craitland, which offered humanitarian efforts for future situations, and Passio-Corum, which sought to protect its economic interests around the Sea of Storms. Having seen the aggressive use of atomic weapons ( Operation Tymarian Sun ) and Hamland pushed into a lengthy and cruel civil war had both shocked and angered public opinion, which demanded the atrocities to be stopped. Much of the blame was put on the interference by the larger (western) states, which sought to use the war to their benefit.
Treaty of Voorpost
In February 2017, the Jingdaoese Empire, Craitland, Gerenia, Passio-Corum and Xang Muang gathered around the conference table in Voorpost (in Passio-Corum) to discuss the possibility of a tighter international cooperation to constructively work on a future for their micronations.
The cultural differences and even former rivalries (between Jingdao and Passio-Corum) were put aside and declarations of friendship were made and met with enthusiasm by the population of the participating member states. On the 26th February 2017, the rulers (or representatives) of its founding states signed the Treaty of Voorpost.
A shattered Union (April 2017)
The death of the Sheng Emperor and the rise of the Mingshi Emperor to active participation in politics fractured the attempts of the Union to counter the interference of SANE into Hamland. What had begun as indirect attempts (like blockades), soon became outright hostilities. On the 1st April, the Emperor - in a fit of madness - declared war upon Shireroth and its allies. This led to the outbreak of the War of Jingdaoese Immolation. In the meantime, Gerenia was blockaded by the Shirerithian Navy and was forced to declare itself neutral.
In attempt to save the strategic positions in Keltia, Passio-Corum invaded its ally and occupied its oversea territories. With the death of the Mingshi Emperor, those possessions were returned to Jingdao and relations restored.
Having survived the crisis, the members became convinced that a military alliance alone meant nothing. Several projects, including the Common Market, were launched.
First Union Summit (21 June - ... 2017)
In May 2017 plans were made to finance the creation of a flying Headquarters, which could travel from one member state to another. This immense project, which was both a prestige project as an attempt to make the Policon HQ less dependent from one member nation, received heavy funding from not only the states, but also the private sector. It was launched in the presence of Chairman Tuân Quân on the 21st June 2017, during the First Policon Summit. admission
The First Summit began at a slow speed, which worried some member states. But nonetheless, it saw the admission of the Florian Republic.
The meeting has ambitious plans to strengthen certain aspects in cooperation between the nations, including free movement of citizenry between the nations, the establishment of common defence units, free movement of people within the Union and stronger cultural cooperation (including a detailed map of Micras, thanks to investments in space satellites).
The main treaty of the Union is the Treaty of Voorpost (26th Feabruary 2017).
|Xang Muang||Founder||Full Member||
|Nova England||16 April 2017||Participant in the Common Market.||
|Maritime Markets of the Strait of Haifa||15 June 2017||Participant in the Common Market.||
|Florian Republic||29 July 2017||Full Member||
Chairman of the USSO
|Picture||Name||Country||Term in office||Notes|
|Tuân Quân||Xang Muang||28 February 2017 - present||
Political Consultative Committee (Policon)
The Policon is the assembly of the USSO and discusses changes to the treaties and oversees its execution.
The USSO has been involved in the following number of conflicts:
- The Hammish Civil War
- The naval blockade of Neo Patrova (led by Gerenia and Jingdao)
- Scramble for power in the Storm of Sea (led by Passio-Corum)
- Humanitarian Relief of Neo Patrova (led by Craitland)
USSO Common Market
- ^ As of 26/02/2017 there were 30 nations on the map.