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Foreign relations of Calbion

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The foreign relations of Calbion are a reflection of the status of the country as independent and sovereign. As such, Calbion has found itself swung between alliances and power blocs on Micras throughout its history. Present foreign affairs are conducted by the Calbain Government, either through the Governor-General's office, or through the office of Foreign Affairs. Maintaining Calbion's independence, cultural identity and ensuring international free trade are the primary goals of Calbain foreign policy.

History

A government-issued propaganda poster from 1691, aimed at gathering support for the policy of Agoriad

Throughout its history, Calbion has seen several conflicts with neighbours such as Alexandria, Natopia and Jingdao due to the nation's insistence on an independent course between the main alliances on Micras. Notable conflicts incluede the Tractor incident, the Calbain Independence War and the Second Euran War. Although the nationalist government that ruled Calbion between 1685 and 1688 made some steps to establish relations with neighbouring countries, and the governments led by Llywelyn Lewis in the first half of the 17th century also displayed liberal characteristics, the incumbent conservative and realist government rejects international participation as a principle. Especially during the first years of the ab Ioan government, Calbion's foreign policy was characterised by a deep mistrust of the intermicronational community, and a focus on self-reliance in an anarchic, unreliable world. Rising concerns about the influence of Raspur-backed criminial enterprises on Cibola have adjusted Calbain foreign policy somewhat. Calbion attempted to establish some cooperation with USSO nations, which did not result in anything constructive. Thereafter, Calbion started to increase its diplomatic ties with other non-aligned states. In 1691, Governor-General ab Ioan officially declared isolation to be over, and announced the new period of "Agoriad" or opening of relations towards others. In that year, Calbion signed treaties with several neighbours.

Categorisation of Nations

The Calbain government however distinguishes three groups of nations. The categorisation of these nation is mostly done because of reasons of opportunity. For instance, Natopia is widely regarded as a "cultural and historical enemy" of Calbion, but nevertheless remains classified in the Cymdogion category due to its regional influence and proximity.

The largest group is that of Y Lleill, nations with whom Calbion refuses any contact. Citizens of countries from this group also may not apply for visa and will be deported when attempting to cross the border. A second group of nations is known as the Cymdogion, these are nations that Calbion recognises as having some importance for the nation, but with whom the Calbain government does not have any official relations. Citizens from these countries may apply for visa, and diplomats may be allowed entry. States that fall in the category of Cymdogion are: Alduria-Wechua, Craitland, Mercury, Natopia and Shireroth. In addition, citizens from the Batavian region of Kasterburg may apply for visa, as well as citizens from Northern Elwynn. Thirdly, there is a category known as Gweddus. These nations are recognised as potentially decent. Though no diplomatic relations will be established, unofficial contact between these nations and the Calbain government may occur. Citizens may also apply for visa. Lastly, there is a group of friendly nations with whom Calbion has official relations through treaties. These are New Batavia and Nova Caradia. The Kingdom of the South Sea Islands, which is also in this category has informal friendly relations with Calbion.

Foreign relations and visa policies

Country Calbic Name Category Visa requirement Notes
Arbor Arbor Y Arbwr Gweddus Visa required Regarded positively for its stance against the Raspur and USSO blocks. No relations.
Bassarid Periphery Bassarid Periphery Ymyl yr Bassarur Y Lleill Travel prohibited
Bassarid Empire Bassarid Empire Ymerodraeth yr Bassarur Y Lleill Travel prohibited
Batavia Batavia Batafia Y Lleill Travel prohibited Reciprocal ban on travel. Increased hostility by the Batavian government towards Calbion is regarded with some concern.
Byalia Byalia Bialia Cyfeillgar Visa on arrival Established an exchange of ambassadors and a Visa on arrival regime
Çakaristan Çakaristan Sacaristach Cymdogion Visa required
Constancia Constancia Cysonia Y Lleill Travel prohibited Regarded as a front for Raspur-condoned destruction of the harmonious international order
Craitland Craitland Gwlad y Craitau Cyfeillgar Visa-free for 90 days
Dark Berry Islands Dark Berry Islands Ynysoedd Aeron Tywyll Cyfeillgar Visa on Arrival
Drak-Modan Drak-Modan Ddraig-Modan Y Lleill Travel prohibited Regarded as a Natopian puppet state
Free Elwynn Free Elwynn Elwin Cyfeillgar Visa required On 15.II.1692 AN, Calbion became the first state to recognise the Republic of Elwynn and Amokolia. As of 1692, Calbion recognises the Sluys government to be the only official representation of Elwynn, de facto ending recognition of Raspur-loyalist Elwynn. The Republic is regarded as an ally against Raspurid domination and is supported by Calbion in the Second Elwynnese Civil War.
Floria Floria Blodynach Y Lleill Travel prohibited Regarded as a failed state with a tendency of causing international uproar
Goëtia Goëtia Y Dirywiol Y Lleill Travel prohibited Considered a malign presence on the Cibolan continent
Hexarchy Hexarchy Y Chwe Maes Y Lleill Travel prohibited
Hurmu Hurmu Hwyrmu Cyfeillgar Visa on arrival
Jääland Jääland Gwlad Rheew Y Lleill Travel prohibited
Jingdao Jingdao Yr Ymerodraeth Ddrygionus Y Lleill Travel prohibited Frequent history of violence against the Calbain population
Kalgachia Kalgachia Calchach Cyfeillgar Visa required Kalgachia is one of the primary strategic allies of Calbion in countering the influence of the Raspur pact. Kalgachians have the possibility to apply for a visa at the consulate in Oktavyan but may be subject to strict background checks to avoid UGB infiltration.
Meckelnburgh Meckelnburgh Castell Mawr Y Lleill Travel prohibited
Mercury Mercury Mercwri Cyfeillgar Visa-free for 90 days
Natopia Natopia Gwlad yr Nate Cymdogion Travel prohibited (except for diplomats) Regarded as a cultural and historical enemy. History of violent conflict and war between Calbion and Natopia. Natopia is considered a "morally subversive influence". However, Natopia remains a powerful player in the region and strategic partnerships on an informal level are not rejected beforehand.
New Batavia New Batavia Newydd Batafia Cyfeillgar Visa on arrival Signed the Treaty of Lucerne
Nova Caradia Nova Caradia Newydd Caradach Cyfeillgar Visa on arrival Signed the Treaty of Carreg Castle
Nova England Nova England Newydd Lloegr Cyfeillgar Visa on arrival
Palesmenia Palesmenia Palesmach Cymdogion Visa required
Ralgon Ralgon Ralchon Y Lleill Travel prohibited Though not well regarded, might be strategically important due to close proximity
Ransenar Ransenar Ransnach Cymdogion Visa required Cultural similarities but problematic government
Sanama Sanama Sanama Cyfeillgar Visa-free for 90 days Established friendly relations following Sanama's departure from the Raspur Pact, with the signing of the Treaty between Calbion and Sanama
Sankt Ludwigshafen Sankt Ludwigshafen Porthladd Sant Lydwich Cyfeillgar Visa on arrival Signed the Treaty of Rherci
Senya Senya Senjach Cyfeillgar Visa-free for 90 days (120 for students) Treaty signed
Shireroth Shireroth Siroedd Gweddus Visa required Status changed to Gweddus after Shireroth's recognition of the Free Elwynnese Republic
South Sea Islands South Sea Islands Ynysoedd y Môr y De Cyfeillgar Visa on arrival Friendly relations
Suren Confederacy Suren Confederacy Cydffederaliaeth Syr Y Lleill Travel prohibited
Tellia Tellia Tellach Cymdogion Visa required
Thraci Confederation Thraci Confederation Cydffederasiwn Trasach Cyfeillgar Visa-free for 24 days Formal friendly relations
Unified Governorates Unified Governorates Llywodraethau Unedig Y Lleill Travel prohibited Regarded as a criminal enterprise
West Skerry and Sri Pashana West Skerry and Sri Pashana Skerriach Llewin y Sri Pasanach Cymdogion Visa required
Zeed Zeed Zid Cyfeillgar Visa on arrival Friendly relations, standing together against Raspurid domination