Union Treaty of 1690
The Union Treaty of 1690 is the basic text for the Collective Security Association. Originally the text was for the Union of States around the Sovereign Oceans, adopted in 1691 AN. The text was amended when, after the fall of the Great Apollonian Empire, it was decided to reorganise.
UNION TREATY OF 1690
CONCERNING THE COLLECTIVE SECURITY ASSOCIATION
The Member States, further called Members or Union States, affirm their desire for the further development of the Collective Security Association as Micrasian collective security based on the desire to protect ourselves against the danger of war and threats to the national security of the peaceable states; being desirous of further promoting and developing friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance in accordance with the principles of respect for the independence and sovereignty of states, have decided to conclude the present Union Treaty.
CHAPTER I: THIS UNION
Article 1: Free movement of people and goods
There is free movement of people and goods within the Union. Member States are not allowed to levy taxes limiting this free movement of people and goods.
Article 2: Border control
Member States may carry out border checks and close borders for security purposes as they see fit. If Member States refuse persons from outside the Union, they can ask the other Member States to refuse as well. Refused persons travelling through other Member States may be refused on arrival and returned to their country of origin.
Article 3: Customs assistance
Member States can appeal to other Member States to guard borders. The Union then launches a mission to meet this appeal.
Article 4: Territory Preservation
If a Member State becomes inactive, it may request assistance in order to detain the territory. Such assistance may be provided at several levels:
a. Activity assistance where other Member States help the Member State concerned to meet at least the minimum activity required to maintain its territory;
b. If there is no prospect of renewed activity, a Member State may invoke this paragraph and transfer its territory to one or more Member States. After the transfer, such one or more Member States may not change their territory and identity for a period not exceeding six Norton years. Thereafter, it shall be regarded as an integral part of those one or more Member States;
c. Prior assistance, where Member States already give prior authorisation to the other Member States to carry out paragraph a and after three Norton years to move from their own activity to paragraph b.
Article 5: Collective self-defence
An armed attack on one of the Member States is conceived as an attack on all the Union. The Member States therefore agree that if such an armed attack occurs, each of them will assist the party or parties thus attacked in exercising the right to self-defence. Member States may refuse to assist if the attack was provoked.
Article 6: Union Court
The Union will set up a Union Court to deal with disputes between Member States, and this Union Court will also be able to settle court cases at the request of Member States.
CHAPTER II: MEMBERSHIP
Article 7: Forms of membership
The Union recognises three different kinds of Membership:
1. Full Membership
2. Associate Membership: States which have requested and received approval to participate in one way or another with a project of the Union.
3. Observer Membership: indicated interest in joining or participating in the Union.
Article 8: Full Membership
Full Members hold all privileges and duties, as being agreed upon in the Union Treaty.
New Members must be approved unanimously by all Full Members during a special meeting of the Union Council.
To leave the Union, a one week notice in advance is made to the Union Council.
The process for leaving the Union shall include the reallocation and/or liquidation of investments in the Common Market of the Full Member which seeks to leave, as well as the reallocation of any roles or responsibilities within military alliance prior to its departure.
Article 9: Associate Membership
Associate Members are allowed to send a representative to the Union Council, but hold no voting power. Participation must be approved by the Union Council.
Article 10: Observer Membership
Observer members are allowed to send a representative to the Union Council, but hold no voting power.
CHAPTER III: ORGANISATION
Article 11: Secretary General
The Union is headed by the Secretary General. The Secretary General is appointed by the Union Council by majority vote for a term of six Norton years. The Secretary General may be dismissed by a two-thirds majority of the Union Council. The term of office of the Secretary-General may be renewed or automatically renewed in the event of failure to elect a successor.
Article 12: Union Council
Every Member State is represented with one seat in the Union Council. The Secretary General is chairman of the Union Council.
Article 13: Resolutions
The Union Council can adopt resolutions. Each Member State has veto over the resolutions.
Article 14: Headquarters
The headquarters of the Union is in Agra.
Article 15: Symbols
The symbols of the Union are determined by the Union Council.
Article 16: Military alliance
The Union form a military alliance. For Union operations, Member States shall make their armed forces available. Command will be exercised by the Secretary-General or by a Union commander appointed by the Council of the Union. Member States shall make their military bases and ports available to Union-flagged forces for operations.
Article 17: Union Military Industrial Complex
All the manufacturers of military equipment of the Member States are part of the Union Military Industrial Complex. Military equipment may not be sold to non-Member States without the consent of the Union Council.
CHAPTER IV: FINAL PROVISIONS
Article 18: Internal affairs
The Member States undertake to refrain from any interference whatsoever in each other's internal affairs. They will settle any dispute between themselves in a peaceful way.
Article 19: International obligation
The Member States undertake not to enter into any international obligation incompatible with the present treaty.
Article 20: Amendment
The Union Treaty may be amended only by decision of the Union Council adopted by an unanimous majority.