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Euclean Community

Flag of Euclean Community Amathian: Ⰽⱁⰿⱆⱀⰹⱅⰰⱅⰰ Ⰵⱆⰽⰾⰵⰰⱀⱏ Comunitatea Eucleană Azmaran: Oklejiś Gemenśapt Floren: Comunitat Euclorea Gaullican: Communauté Eucléenne Ghaillish: Comhphobal Eoclach Hennish: Eucloees Gemeenschap Kesselbourgish: Eucleäesch Communautéit Ostrozskan: Evcoská Komunita Sipellian: Eiroclas Kopiena Varangian: Evclóubandalagið Varienish: Euclæiske Fælleskab Weranian: Eucläische Gemeinschaft
Flag
Motto: "Together as one"
Anthem: "Ode to Joy"
Location of the Euclean Community (dark green) in Euclea (dark grey).
Location of the Euclean Community (dark green) in Euclea (dark grey).
CapitalKesselbourg City
Largest citiesAshcombe, Verlois, Westbrücken,
Official languages
Demonym(s)Euclean
TypePolitico-economic union
Member states
Leaders
• President of the Euclean Community
Alexis Walker
• High Commissioner of the Euclean Commission
Niina Hermansdohter
• Speaker of the Euclean Parliament
Reinhard Weisgerber
• Chair of the Euclean Council
Félix Delgado
Legislature - Council of the EC
 - Parliament
Formation
• Treaty of Kesselbourg
1 January 1948
• Treaty of Ashcombe
1 July 1964
• Treaty of Vesalla
1 November 1993
• Treaty of Maredoux
1 March 2002
Population
• 2018 estimate
487,603,298
CurrencyEuclo (EUC)
Time zoneEuclean Standard Time (EST), Central Euclean Time (CET)
Internet TLD.ec

The Euclean Community (EC; Gaullican: Communauté Eucléenne, CE) is a politico-economic union of 12 member states that are located primarily in Euclea. It has an estimated population of over 487 million. The EC has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states. Euclean policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital within the internal market, enact legislation in justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture, fisheries, and regional development. Within the Zilverzee Area, passport controls have been abolished. A monetary union was established in 1996 and came into full force in 2000, and is composed of 11 EC member states which use the Euclo currency.

Through the Continental Foreign and Security Policy, the EC has developed a role in external relations and defence. The community maintains permanent diplomatic missions throughout the world and represents itself at the Community of Nations, the International Trade Organisation, the C10, and the C-20. Because of its global influence, the Euclean Community has been described as a current or as a potential superpower.

History

United Nations of Euclea (1936-1948)

  • Federation offers Euclean nations who tie their economies together aid money, done in place of Marshal Plan
  • Estmere, Gaullica and carve out zones, Buckland, Azamara, Hennehouwe, Kesselbourg, and Etruria all sign on in 1936ish
  • Florena denied entry due to syndicalist economics and Euclean Red Uprisings
  • Common defense clause to defend from external threats such as Etruria, which carried over into the EC
  • Had no legislature, but a council of ambassadors - one from each members state. Had no real authority
  • Etruria withdraws following the Legionary Reaction
  • 1940s Solarian War allows Florena to associate, Euclea to seek defence from Etruria
  • Disbanded to form a more centralized political-economic union - the EC

Treaty of Kesselbourg (1948-1964)

The Euclean Community was founded on the 1st of January 1948 via the ratification and signing of the Euclean Charter, by Prime Minister Maþijas Aansgaarsun of Azmara, President Wolfgar Godfredson of Estmere, President Albert Montecardé of Gaullica, Premier Isabela Elíamar of Florena, Prime Minister Xavier Juncker of Kesselbourg, Prime Minister Floris Dreessen of Hennehouwe and President Örn Ehrling of Ordennya.

1955 - Northern Expansion

  • Caldia, Varienland and Werania join the Euclean Community.

Treaty of Ashcombe (1964-1983)

  • Creation of EucloPar

Treaty of Vesalla (1983-2002)

  • ECB in 1983
  • Eculozone set up in 1983, into force in 1995
  • Zilverzee Area and free movement
  • Amathia and Auratia join in 1995

Treaty of Maredoux (2002-present)

  • World Financial Crisis, bailouts and Alexandre Lévesque's reforms
  • Rise of populism, Estmerish referendum on Euclozone membership
  • Emergence of the Estmerish-Weranic (rightist) and Gaullican-Floren (leftist) blocs

Governance

Euclean Trident

Euclean Commission

The Euclean Commission acts as the EC's executive arm and is responsible for initiating legislation and the day-to-day operations of the EC. The Commission is also seen as the motor of Euclean integration. It operates as a cabinet government, with 24 commissioners for different areas of policy. There is one from each member states. However, commissioners are expected to represent the interests of the EC as a whole as opposed to those of their home nation.

The head of the Euclean Commission is the High Commissioner (currently Niina Hermansdohter). After the High Commissioner, the most senior is the Commissioner for Legal Affairs and the Rule of Law, who also serves as the First Deputy High Commissioner. Two additional commissioners serve as the Second Deputy High Commissioner and Third Deputy High Commissioner. The other 24 Commissioners are subsequently selected by the Euclean Council in agreement with the nominated High Commissioner. The 25 commissioners as a single body are subject to a vote of approval by the Euclean Parliament.

Euclean Conference

The Euclean Conference is considered to be the EC's premier political institution. Its membership consists of the President of the Euclean Community (currently Alexis Walker) and one representative per member state; either its head of state or head of government. The Euclean Conference guides the direction of the EC. It primarily focuses on the negotiation of treaty changes and establishing the policy agenda and strategies for the EC as a whole. It also works to resolve disputes between member states and the institutions of the EC.

Working with the President of the Euclean Comminity, the Euclean Conference plays a supporting role and acts as a collective head of state for the EC. It ratifies important documents, such as international agreements and treaties, for the EC. The Euclean Conference is chaired by the President of the Euclean Community, who is mostly tasked with representing the EC externally. facilitating dialogue between member states, and ensuring the direction of the Euclean Commission.

The Euclean Conference meets at least four times a year at the EC's offices in Kesselbourg.

Euclean Council

The Euclean Council is made up of a dedicated delegation sent by the government of each member. Delegates are typically a high-ranking member of the state’s diplomatic corps, however at times a delegate has been a prominent politician with experience in diplomacy. The Council’s primary duty is to lobby the concerns of the member states in propositions of legislation supported by the Commission. Before legislation is introduced to Parliament, it is often debated by the Council. The body often drafts policy, but it does not have the power to introduce it as legislation. However, the Council can pass a resolution endorsing a particular policy, and the Parliament is required to consider the Council’s resolutions for debate. The Council is indirectly elected and convenes on a daily basis to discuss suggestions and concerns to the bills put forward by the Commission, draft policy itself, and offer commentary on legislation that is ultimately accepted by the Parliament.

Several member states maintain strategic alliances within the EC. Examples of such alliances include the Northern Forum, the Ashcombe-Westbrücken Understanding, and the Group of Six.

Euclean Parliament

The Euclean Parliament serves as the EC’s legislature. The 779 Members of the Euclean Parliament (MEPs) are directly elected by EC citizens every five years on the basis of proportional representation. Although MEPs are elected on a national basis, they sit according to political groups rather than their nationality. Each country has a set number of seats and is divided into sub-national constituencies where this does not affect the proportional nature of the voting system.

The Parliament is the only body with the power to propose and pass legislation. However, the Euclean Council often drafts policy. While it does not have the power to introduce it as legislation, it can pass resolutions endorsing policies. The Parliament is required to consider the Council’s resolutions for debate. Finally, the Commission is accountable to Parliament, requiring its approval to take office, having to report back to it and subject to motions of censure from it. The Speaker of the Euclean Parliament carries out the role of speaker in parliament and represents it externally. Reinhard Weisgerber (ACDE - Werania) serves as the current speaker. The EP Speaker and the 13 Deputy-Speakers are elected by MEPs every two and a half years.

Traditionally, Parliament has been governed by a successive ‘Grand Continental Coalition’. The Alliance of Conservatives and Democrats for Euclea and Socialist Alternative for Euclea have held a majority in the Euclean Parliament and have worked together. The coalition was later expanded to include the Euclean Liberal Party, leading the three main Euclophilic parties to work together in the Parliament thus maintaining a strong majority.

Current leaders

Legal system

Euclean Court of Justice

Fundamental rights

Foreign relations

Military groups

International aid

Economy

Single Market

Euclozone

Dark blue denotes members of the Euclozone, light blue denotes countries where the euclo is formally or informally accepted.

Euclean Central Bank

The Euclean Central Bank, often abbreviated as the ECB, is the central bank for the euclo and the Euclean Community. It was established in 1995 as a precursor organisation during the development of the Euclozone currency area. As the Euclozone consists of 9 member states, many of whom are global economic powers in their own right, the ECB is one of the most important central banks in the world. As a result, the ECB occupies a central place in the administration of the Euclean Community, and works frequently with the central banks of member nations to develop a coherent and consistent financial policy across the entirety of the Euclozone. The initial capital stock of the ECB was invested by the central banks of all Euclozone member states, which retain primary and immediate control over the ECB. Headquartered in Rayenne, the current President of the ECB is Lapo Cassone, former governor of the Bank of Caesena and former director of Silverwood Hills international division. Prior to the construction of the Euclotower, the current seat of the ECB, the bank was situated in a former warehouse complex known as the Euclotheum.

As clearly stated in Article 3 of the Treaty of Vesalla, the primary objective of the Euclean Central Bank, is to maintain financial and price stability within the Euclozone. Subsections of the article go on to define its basic tasks as developing and implementing monetary policy for the Euclozone as a whole, to conduct foreign exchange operations, and to maintain financial reserves for the Central Banks of all member nations. Additionally, the ECB is tasked with maintaining and developing the financial market infrastructure throughout the Euclozone, and to arbitrate and mediate in fiscal disputes between member nations. Under Article 3, the ECB has the exclusive right to authorize the issuance of Euclo banknotes. The Central Banks of member nations maintain printing presses and may issue their own banknotes and coins, but the amount must be pre-approved by the ECB.

The ECB is governed by Euclean law directly as an integral institution of the Euclean Community, but the exact set-up of the ECB resembles the structure of a corporation, especially in the sense that the ECB has shareholders, stocks, and capital reserves. Its capital is roughly 5.5 billion euclo held by the national central banks as shareholders. The initial capital, as well as annual investment, were determined in 1995 to be an adjustable scale based upon the population and GDP of each member state. To avoid instability within the ECB, shares are not transferable, and cannot be sold or used as collateral.

Zilverzee Area

Member States

Name Capital Convention Member Language Population GDP GDP Per Capita Area (km²) Year Joined
Amathia Arciluco Augustin Valeria Amathian 35,852,332 GDP GDP PC 111.9/km2 1995
Auratia Cienflores Germán del Caserío Auratian 33,020,000 $820,216,800,000 $24,840 240,886 km2 1995
Azmara Aalmsted Eryk Jorśsun Azmaran 10,029,100 $474,466,691,900 $47,309 43,018km2 1948
Buckland Dunhelm Freodhoric Ācden Buckland 6,825,000 $362,994,450,000 $53,186 Area 1948
Caldia Spálgleann Stiofán Mac Suibhne Ghaillish 9,257,180 $645,512,418,580 $69,731 315,093 1955
Estmere Ashcombe Reginald Wilton-Smyth Estmerish 57,301,500 $3,208,000,000,000 $44,826 Area 1948
Gaullica Verlois Jean Vallette Gaullican 87,176,289 $4,312,000,000,000 $45,879 1,149,240 1948
Hennehouwe s'Holle Rupert van Bleiswijk Hennish 17,130,000 $831,410,000,000 $48,548 130,279 1948
Kesselbourg Kesselbourg City Emmanuel Schmit Kesselbourgish 2,849,000 $280,150,612,260 $100,010 8,000 1948
Ordennya Vastdal Clas Markuson Ordennyan 27,667,843 $1,383,392,150,000 $50,000 Area 1948
Varienland Rosenborg Nils H. Thornbæk Varienish 7,538,726 $412,956,000,000 $52,272 90,819 1955
Werania Westbrücken Otto von Hößlin Weranic 58,579,684 $2,631,134,055,000 $42,045 Area 1955