|Signed||December 16, 2006|
|Terminated||September 17, 2007|
The Initiative (also known as the World Unity Treaty) was a large bloc formed in late 2006. It represented the culmination of months of diplomatic overtures made by the New Pacific Order toward newer alliances in the hopes of avoiding a repeat of Great War I, in which the Order was heavily outnumbered and nearly defeated. The announcement of the World Unity Treaty prompted the formation of The League, which would fight the Initiative in Great War II.
We, the undersigned alliances, in acknowledgment of our common interests of security, peace, and prosperity, undertake this solemn pact to further those aims. We bind our nations, our alliances, our honor, and our fate together for the common good of all the signatories of this pact.
II. Establishment of Unity
This pact will be in effect immediately and unto perpetuity. Signatory alliances agree to resolve any dispute between them in a private setting and in a respectful, diplomatic manner becoming of the relations of allies. Signatories will not share private information to any non-signatory where it pertains to the security, dignity or interests of the other signatories. If any signatory alliance takes part in coordinated military action against another signatory alliance, that alliance will be subject to immediate expulsion and subject to military retribution.
The signatory alliances agree to refrain from any espionage or other intelligence gathering activities against all other signatories. If a signatory alliance possesses information relevant to the well being of any other signatory the presentation of that material to the other signatories is required.
IV. Defense and War
- A - The signatory alliances commit themselves to the defense of all other signatory alliances through direct military action as well as though not limited to financial and political means.
- B - An attack on one signatory is considered an attack on all signatories and will be met with all available strength in defense.
- C - Should a signatory be engaged in war it is the duty of the other signing parties to come to their assistance whether this aid is military, financial or political, wherever practicable.
- D - Any signatory engaged in war may request that some, or all, signatories not become involved.
- E - Wars shall be organized as each signatory sees fit including individual organization or cooperation between some or all signatories.
- F - Signatories who partake in aggressive wars against non-signatory alliances must notify the other signatories of their planned actions beforehand. Failure to do this could lead to that alliance being put up to a membership vote.
After the initial ratification of this treaty, further signatories may be added by consent of all the signatory alliances. Signatory alliances may be removed from this treaty by an affirmative vote of 67% of existing signatory alliances. All membership votes must last a minimum of 72 hours and be preceded by 48 hours of discussion before votes may be cast.
All signatories shall provide a system to each other which is capable of making binding decisions for the signatory and is capable of providing aforementioned binding decisions within 6 hours of a crisis' requiring such decisions unless mitigating circumstances exist.
To amend this document a proposal must be made followed by 48 hours of discussion in which every signatory can involve themselves. After this period of discussion a vote must take place lasting 72 hours in which the amendment must be passed unanimously. Each signatory has a single vote in this process.
We, the signatory alliances, therefore undertake this agreement without reservation or deception, and bind ourselves in alliance with each other in perpetuity.