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The East Islands Accord
The East Pacific and 10000 Islands, hereby known as the signatories, in an expression of solidarity and cultural exchange, hereby mark a new era of friendship by signing this treaty.
Article I - Mutual recognition
Section 1. At the time of the passage of this treaty the recognized official government of The East Pacific is the Government of The East Pacific, as established by the Concordat.
Section 2. At the time of the passage of this treaty the recognized official government of 10000 Islands is the Council of 9.
Article II - Diplomatic relations
Section 1. The signatories agree to ensure continuing diplomatic relations with each other.
Section 2. The signatories shall maintain in-game embassies (i.e., on the NationStates site) and off-site embassies (i.e., on their regional forums) with one another.
Section 3. The signatories shall maintain diplomatic representatives within each other’s region to allow easy flow of information and regional updates.
Article III - Mutual Defense
Section 1. The signatories agree not to engage in any military hostilities against one another. Participation by the signatories on opposite sides of a military engagement that does not constitute an attack on either signatory’s home region shall not be considered “military hostilities against one another” for this purpose.
Section 2. The signatories will not attempt to overthrow each other or give any form of support to any parties, foreign or domestic, in an attempt to overthrow the legitimate recognized government of the other in their home region.
Section 3. The signatories shall provide one another defensive military assistance in case of a military attack, either internal or external, targeting the other signatory’s home region, to the best of their ability.
Article IV - Intelligence sharing
Section 1. The signatories shall provide to their counterpart’s security apparatus any intelligence related to the other signatory’s in-game or off-site security, unless the signatory in possession of such intelligence reasonably believes that doing so would violate applicable laws, or violate the terms of service for NationStates or said signatory’s forum provider, or unduly compromise said signatory’s sources of information. If this intelligence relates to actions of the other signatory’s Delegate, then it will be provided to the Viziers for The East Pacific, or the Chief Executive of 10000 Islands. For the purpose of this treaty the security apparatus of The East Pacific is the lawfully elected WA Delegate, and the security apparatus of 10000 Islands is the Ten Thousand Islands Treaty Organization (TITO) Command.
Section 2. The signatories will keep confidential all intelligence provided to them under this Section, unless the other signatory consents to the release.
Section 3. The signatories will not in any way, direct or indirect, initiate or participate in espionage, subterfuge, or other clandestine operations against one another. For this purpose, a “clandestine operation” is one or more persons acting under false pretenses in one signatory’s home region, regional forum or Discord, without that signatory’s knowledge, and at the direction of the other signatory.
Article V - Culture
Section 1. The signatories will allow and encourage each other’s residents to participate in their social activities and cultural events, on or off the NationStates site, subject to their adherence to the rules of the region and of the relevant platform.
Section 2. Shared events, on or off the NationStates site, will be held at least annually, coordinated by the government members responsible for culture or by their nominees.
Section 3. The signatories pledge to communicate with each other about their plans, and to cooperate to the best of their ability, on the occasion of special events hosted by the NationStates site.
Article VI - Termination of Treaty
Section 1. A party that has decided to terminate the treaty must notify the other of their decision.
Section 2. There will be a three-day period after the other party has been notified of this decision before the treaty cancellation is considered final. Should both parties agree to cancel the treaty, the termination of the treaty will be immediate.
Section 3. Termination of this treaty shall not be seen as an act of war or hostility by either side.
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