Foreign affairs of Natopia
Natopia's foreign policy is centered around support of its close and long-term allies, securing trade deals, supporting human (or non-human sentient lifeforms) rights, containment of rogue nations, interpersonal alliances developed by the House of Waffel-Paine, supporting the mission of the Micras Treaty Organization, and supporting the Raspur Pact.
Court of the Calm Waters
Natopia's Secretary for Foreign Affairs serves as an official of the Imperial Court of Natopia as Chamberlain of the Court of the Calm Waters. As a member of the Emperor's court, the Secretary is under the full command of an Imperial decree, however the Emperor delegates most foreign policy decisions to the Secretary, who is often an expert in the field of diplomacy and international relations. The current Foreign Secretary, Dr. Mishti Lohani, holds advanced degrees in economics and geography, and a Ph. D. in Political Science.
Foreign Relations of Natopia
The Foreign Secretary of the Bovic Empire is open to discussing visa travel policies with all nations. Natopia prides itself on its welcoming and open culture and would be delighted to consider reciprocal relaxed visa policies.
|Alduria||Positive||Freedom of movement||Raspur Pact. Natopia and Alduria are close trade partners. Natopia is Alduria's largest trade partner, providing most of Alduria's key imports of food, water, clothing, medicine, and many other important goods and services. Huge amounts of foreign direct investment from Natopia into consumer goods, manufacturing, and hydrocarbon extraction and exploration have fueled Aldurian economic growth. Treaty between them has been signed, currently under going ratification process in both nations (1673).|
|Alrig||Neutral||Visa required||Interactions through the MTO|
|Bassarid Periphery||Negative||Visa required|
|Bassarid Empire||Negative||Visa required|
|Caradia||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Cira||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Constancia||Positive||Freedom of movement||Raspur Pact|
|Craitland||Amicable||Visa on arrival|
|Dragonera||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Drak-Modan||Positive||Freedom of movement||Raspur Pact|
|Elwynn||Positive||Freedom of movement||Raspur Pact. Consider each other to be sibling nations. Natopia's closest ally. Long history of intertwined relations. Natopia was for a brief time an Elwynnese protectorate. During 1678 negotiated, without animus, the transfer of sovereignty that brought the reunification of Normark with Elwynn.|
|Floria||Positive||Freedom of movement||Raspur Pact|
|Freeland||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Goëtia||Amicable||Visa on arrival*||SATCo has trade and resource monopolies in Goetia which includes freedom of movement between Waffel Plains and Goetia. Goetics going to other parts of Natopia may apply for a visa on arrival.|
|Gran Verionia||Neutral||Visa required||Interactions through the MTO|
|Guttuli||Negative||Travel prohibited||Vanic associated|
|Jääland||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Jezeraah||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Jingdao||Neutral||Visa required||Former tense rivals, several wars, cold wars, skirmishes, proxy wars. Now in an informal truce.|
|Kalgachia||Neutral||Visa required||Interactions through the MTO|
|Krasnocoria||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet. Wary of close cooperation with Vanic nation.|
|Leylstadt||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Lostisland||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Mercury||Amicable||Visa not required||Reciprocal arrangement: Mercurian citizens may enter Natopia with only a Mercurian passport and stay for 28 days, with extensions up to 90 days, as approved by the Office of Citizenship.|
|Nova England||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Palesmenia||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Phinbella||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Ralgon||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Ransenar||Positive||Freedom of movement||Raspur Pact|
|Refliasia||Neutral||Visa required||Interactions through the MTO|
|Réunion||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Rulak||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Sanama||Positive||Freedom of movement||Raspur Pact|
|Sanpantul||Neutral||Visa required||No formal contact yet|
|Sathrati||Positive||Freedom of movement||Raspur Pact|
|Senya||Positive||Visa not required||Natopian and Senyan diplomats have historically welcomed each other, with President Hands touring Lindström in late March 2013. President Hands has also attended Natopian events. The two's shared border in Arboria has been a source of positive constructive development, including the construction of a rail network between the cities of Dyas and Meiridosa.|
|Shireroth||Positive||Freedom of movement||Raspur Pact|
|Talenore||Positive||Freedom of movement||Raspur Pact|
|Tellia||Neutral||Visa required||Interactions through the MTO|
|Thracistan||Neutral||Visa required||Interactions through the MTO|
|Unified Governorates||Positive||Freedom of movement||Raspur Pact|
|Wechua||Positive||Freedom of movement||Raspur Pact, trade partner, refugee assistance|
The Bovic Empire is committed to providing a safe shelter for displaced peoples across the world. Anyone may present themselves at a Natopian border crossing or port of entry and declare themselves to be a refugee or asylum seeker.
Dissidents from countries who show a reasonable fear of persecution for promoting democracy and other civil freedoms enjoyed by Natopian citizens. Political asylum shall be temporary and granted at the discretion of the Foreign Secretary, who shall apply diplomatic pressures to create an atmosphere of political diversity for the dissident in their homeland.
Victims of Genocide
Victims of genocide, forced displacement, forced cultural assimilation, and other methods of mass-subjugation of a minority, shall be afforded refugee status and provided resources for 3 years to establish themselves as members of Natopian society. Acceptance of resources carries with it a commitment to remain in Natopia for those 3 years.
A special status given to defectors from lands affected by the Vanic Taint. Must show a reasonable fear of persecution due to non-compliance with Vanic culture, or having suffered sexual, mental or physical abuse due to Vanic culture. Requires a 30 day quarantine after being granted. During quarantine, psychiatric services are provided. Valid for one year and contingent on ten-year residency in Natopia.