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Treaty of Oktavyan

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The Treaty of Oktavyan is a controversial document signed in 1716 between the sovereign governments of Kalgachia and the Benacian Union. The treaty has sparked widespread protest and outrage among the people of Kalgachia, who fear that it will lead to the complete takeover of their country by the Benacian Union.

Under the terms of the treaty, Kalgachia will become a protectorate of the Benacian Union, with the latter assuming responsibility for the defense and foreign affairs of the former. This has raised concerns that Kalgachia will lose its sovereignty and become a puppet state of the Benacian Union, with its government and economy effectively controlled by the larger neighbor.

Opponents of the treaty argue that it is a betrayal of Kalgachia's independence and a violation of its national sovereignty. They point out that the treaty was signed without the consent of the Kalgachi people, who were not consulted or given the opportunity to participate in the decision-making process.

Critics also argue that the treaty will benefit the Benacian Union at the expense of Kalgachia, with the latter losing access to its own resources and markets while the former gains a strategic foothold in the region. Some have even suggested that the treaty is part of a larger plan by the Benacian Union to annex Kalgachia and incorporate it into its own territory.

Despite the widespread opposition to the treaty, the government of Kalgachia has defended its decision to sign the agreement, claiming that it will bring economic and security benefits to the country. However, many believe that these claims are simply an attempt to justify a decision that has already been made and that the true intentions of the Benacian Union are far from benevolent.

The Treaty of Oktavyan has sparked widespread protests and demonstrations across Kalgachia, with many calling for the government to abandon the agreement and defend the country's independence. It remains to be seen how the situation will develop in the coming months, but one thing is clear: the treaty has deeply divided the people of Kalgachia and will continue to be a source of controversy for the foreseeable future.


Treaty of Oktavyan

Between the Benacian Union, hereinafter referred to as "the Union", and the state of Kalgachia, hereinafter referred to as "the Protectorate", the following terms are agreed upon:

  1. The Protectorate shall retain its current form of government, with the Union having the right to direct foreign and defense policy, and to represent the Protectorate in its external relations.
    1. The Oktavyan Code shall be amended so as to enable the operation of this treaty by the suspension of those clauses which would directly contradict or prohibit this treaty.
    2. Residents of the Protectorate, possessed of citizenship rights hitherto, shall be regarded by the Union as subjects of the Protectorate being fully possessed of merit.
    3. Subjects of the Protectorate shall be enrolled into the Union Covenant.
    4. Subjects of the Protectorate shall not be assigned to the Benacian Labour Reserve, nor compelled to neither serve a custodial sentence, nor perform labour duties, outside the bounds of the Protectorate, excepting those instances where the subject has been extradited to the Union with the consent of the Protectorate.
  2. The Military of Kalgachia shall be reorganised as the Kalgachi Group of Forces, and shall be subordinated to the Benacian Union Defence Force for the duration of this agreement.
    1. The Kalgachia Group of Forces shall not be deployed beyond the bounds of the Protectorate in peacetime, save with the consent of the Protectorate.
    2. The Union shall have the right to establish additional garrisons within the Protectorate's territory, provided that sufficient compensation is paid.
  3. The Union shall provide economic aid to the Protectorate in times of need, with the Protectorate agreeing to open its economy to the Raspur Pact and adopt Union trade policies.
  4. The Union shall have the right to veto any domestic policies of the Protectorate that it views as harmful to its own interests.
  5. The Protectorate shall have the right to self-governance in all domestic matters, except those specifically outlined in this treaty.
  6. The Union shall recognize the sovereignty of the Protectorate and its right to the full resumption of the full exercise of that sovereignty at the end of the treaty period.
  7. This treaty shall remain in effect for a period of fifty Norton years, after which it may be renegotiated or terminated by either party with one year's notice.

Signed and ratified by the following representatives:

Union Commissioner for Foreign Affairs - Ayesha al-Osman

Kalgachi Perfectus of the Directorate of the Tumultuous Wastes - Motke Turgunboyev