[Proposal] [Passed] [IC] Create the Moscow WA Neutral Territory

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[Proposal] [Passed] [IC] Create the Moscow WA Neutral Territory

Post by Honorias on Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:13 pm

In light of the recent territorial expansions launched by several nations throughout the world, in which both Honorias and Snarfia have acquired lands that were once incorporated into the Empire of Eurussia, the Crowns of Honorias and the Gaivarvara come before the Security Council to propose that the World Alliance should set aside one more territory as neutral for all nations: the city of Moscow. The former capital of the Eurussian Empire deserves this recognition, and the World Alliance would be best served to provide it, for several reasons:


  • As a city rich in history, both for the late Empire and for the World Alliance as a whole, Moscow should be preserved as an international monument to the World Alliance’s past.
  • As the location of the World Alliance Headquarters and, as such, one of the few areas of Eurussia still open to international observation and visitation, Moscow is essentially governed by the World Alliance Security Council in the absence of Eurussian authority, and it is only right that this informal situation is codified by active law.
  • Most importantly of all, as both a still-active political hub and the last true remnant of the Eurussian Empire, Moscow is under threat from those that would wish to leverage the World Alliance Headquarters and the cultural heritage of the Eurussian Empire for their own ends.


For these reasons, the Crowns of Honorias and the Gaivarvara implore the World Alliance Security Council:



  • to establish the city of Moscow as fully neutral, international territory, within which the business of the World Alliance can continue on in safety and without bias;
  • to additionally assign to this neutral city of Moscow an area of territory extending fifty miles or eighty kilometers in all directions from the current city limits, which will similarly become neutral and international territory;
  • and to legally establish the authority of the Security Council to govern the neutral city of Moscow on behalf of the World Alliance, not to be relinquished unless an official proven to represent the Empire of Eurussia should petition for the restoration of Eurussian authority over this city,
  • at which time the Security Council in session will determine whether such a request should be granted.


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Re: [Proposal] [Passed] [IC] Create the Moscow WA Neutral Territory

Post by Snarfian Federation on Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:47 pm

So you suggest we make a nation free city in which businesses of the region can settle and go without paying tax?

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Re: [Proposal] [Passed] [IC] Create the Moscow WA Neutral Territory

Post by Honorias on Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:16 pm

I propose to treat Moscow as the World Alliance now treats the continental Neutral Territories. Surely if tax evasion is a problem among World Alliance member states, the existing Neutral Territories would already be a concern for this very reason. Beyond that, is Moscow not already nation-free? The Eurussian government is gone, and its former holdings are in anarchy, as Snarfia knows better than any other nation. Honorias believes that only the international interest in Moscow has prevented it from suffering the same confusion, and it is only a matter of time before the boldest individuals and entities—whether they be criminals, business leaders, or nations—are no longer cowed by the World Alliance’s interest in Moscow and attempt to take this center of international politics for themselves. Far from proclaiming anarchy in Moscow, this proposal intends to prevent it by formally establishing the Security Council’s legal authority over this city, in such a way that it is preserved from the anarchy and confusion present elsewhere in the former Eurussian Empire.
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Re: [Proposal] [Passed] [IC] Create the Moscow WA Neutral Territory

Post by Shockwave on Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:53 pm

***Proposal has been authorized for 3-days of debate***
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Re: [Proposal] [Passed] [IC] Create the Moscow WA Neutral Territory

Post by Shockwave on Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:02 pm

My requests concerning this proposal are that the city gains an addition of atleast a 50 mile (80 kilometer) radius around the official city limits to allow for any farming and subsequent expansion of the city limits. Such proposed border would not expand with movement of the city limits if this proposal passes and only on that date and time would the border qualify as officially set boundaries. I also request that direct government of the international area reside in the hands of the Security Council indefinitely or upon arrival of the official Eurussian government if the current Security Council at the time passes an approval based resolution effectively handing control of said area back to Eurussia or any official successor state determined official by the Security Council itself under an approval resolution that must pass.
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Re: [Proposal] [Passed] [IC] Create the Moscow WA Neutral Territory

Post by Anx Minor on Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:26 pm

I strongly believe that we should convert the former Eurussian capital of Moscow into a neutral territory as to protect it from further expansionist claims from other nations and individuals, but I do share similar fears if this proposal passes.

What would be done to prevent abuse by the WA against the citizens of Moscow if the Security Council garners control of the city as a neutral territory?
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Re: [Proposal] [Passed] [IC] Create the Moscow WA Neutral Territory

Post by Shockwave on Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:43 pm

The control of the area would be the Security Council itself governed by the Human Rights act. Any nation in violation of that would be subject to retaliation of the Security Council.
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Re: [Proposal] [Passed] [IC] Create the Moscow WA Neutral Territory

Post by Republic Of Trasna on Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:52 pm

I express my support for this proposal.
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Re: [Proposal] [Passed] [IC] Create the Moscow WA Neutral Territory

Post by Independent Carolina on Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:09 pm

Carolina offers its support of this proposal.
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Re: [Proposal] [Passed] [IC] Create the Moscow WA Neutral Territory

Post by Honorias on Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:48 pm

Shockwave wrote:My requests concerning this proposal are that the city gains an addition of atleast a 50 mile (80 kilometer) radius around the official city limits to allow for any farming and subsequent expansion of the city limits. Such proposed border would not expand with movement of the city limits if this proposal passes and only on that date and time would the border qualify as officially set boundaries. I also request that direct government of the international area reside in the hands of the Security Council indefinitely or upon arrival of the official Eurussian government if the current Security Council at the time passes an approval based resolution effectively handing control of said area back to Eurussia or any official successor state determined official by the Security Council itself under an approval resolution that must pass.

As far as Moscow’s self-sufficiency is concerned, Honorias agrees with Shockwave’s concerns, and I will add a clause in the proposal to assign this fifty-mile-wide band of territory around the present city borders. Regarding the possibility of Eurussia returning from its silence to reclaim this city, I understand Shockwave’s concern, though our government does not necessarily agree with it. I propose instead to add a clause for the Security Council to revisit the issue should a Eurussian ambassador apply for readmittance to the World Alliance at a future date. As for the notion of a successor state applying to take Moscow for itself, Honorias is firmly opposed. Our government has made this proposal in part because the competition to be recognized as the cultural or political successor of such a great state will almost certainly be immense, and very possibly violent. Moscow would be the greatest prize for those nations competing for Eurussia’s legacy, and giving them any hope of attaining it by fair means or foul would only encourage the destruction of this city.

Anx Minor wrote:What would be done to prevent abuse by the WA against the citizens of Moscow if the Security Council garners control of the city as a neutral territory?

As the representative from Shockwave has already stated, the Security Council will govern the city of Moscow just as it already governs the Neutral Territories present on each continent. As these concerns have yet to arise in the latter cases, it appears that the World Alliance government is fully capable of preventing its members from taking advantage of stateless areas in the fashion you and your counterpart from Snarfia have described.

I certainly thank all of the delegates that have expressed support for this proposal, and am open to further suggestions and improvements.
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