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Assembled Nations
Flag
Flag
Emblem of the Assembled Nations
Emblem
Motto: Omnes loqui, nulla actio
Members of the Assembled Nations
Members of the Assembled Nations
LocationEurth
HeadquartersAnbrekport, Iwenland
Official languages
TypeIntergovernmental Organization
Membership133 Member States
Leaders
Angus MacAlpine
Mazhev Callac
Establishment
• AN Charter signed
1 May 1957 (66 years ago) (1957-05-01)
• Charter entered into force
1 January 1958 (66 years ago) (1958-01-01)
• First assembly meeting
1 May 1958 (65 years ago) (1958-05-01)
Website
www.an.int

The Assembled Nations (AN) is an intergovernmental organization with the goal to further peace and security on Eurth. The AN is made up of almost every country in the wurld. The AN was established after several major conflicts that badly affected multiple continents with an unprecedented scale of destruction, the death of over 50 million people, and the use of weapons of mass destruction.[a] The dove found on the Assembled Nations' flag and emblem symbolizes the continued endeavour for peace. Its threefold mission is to foster dialogue and cooperation between governments worldwide; to advance international peace and prosperity; and to defend the human rights and individual freedoms of people everywhere. To advance this mission, the Assembled Nations manages many agencies around the Eurth. These include peacekeeping missions, security collaboration projects, human rights campaigns, economic and social development projects, environmental awareness and protection activities, as well as humanitarian missions for populations in crisis.

History

The Assembled Nations (AN) has experienced a complex and dynamic history since its establishment in the mid-20th century. The AN was formed in the wake of major international conflicts, with the intent to foster peace and prosperity on a global scale. Its history is characterised by four distinct periods, each marked by significant events, actions, and changes in public opinion.

Rise (1957-1968)

Several brutal mid-20th Century conflicts left a scare on the Wurld.

After a long period of major international conflicts, all countries came together and created the Assembled Nations, an international organisation dedicated to peace and prosperity on a global scale. As the First Argic War (1949-1954) and Long War (1932-1956) came to a close, the majority of the wurld was left shell-shocked and exhausted. No-one wanted to wage a war on such a scale ever again. Many states were convinced that the wurld needed an organisation to ensure peace and stability by setting and enforcing rules that would apply to every member. This was not a new idea. A first concept was proposed as early as 1795 by philosopher Armin Von Kent in his book A Philisophical Proposal for Permanent Pacification. However, many centuries went by before the global leadership created the Charter of the Assembled Nations. This massive milestone was incredibly ambitious, featuring articles that forbade member nations from meddling with the internal affairs of one another or declaring war on each other without arbitration.

After a prolonged period of major international conflicts, all nations convened and founded the Assembled Nations (AN), an international organisation devoted to fostering peace and prosperity on a global scale. This was initiated following the cessation of the First Argic War (1949-1954) and Long War (1932-1956), which left the majority of the wurld shell-shocked and exhausted. The general consensus was a strong desire to prevent such large-scale conflict in the future. This notion was crystallised in the 18th century by philosopher Armin Von Kent (1724-1804) in his book A Philisophical Proposal for Permanent Pacification. However, it took many centuries before the global leadership formed the Charter of the Assembled Nations.

The AN was established with the Treaty of $City in 1957, marking a significant milestone in international diplomacy. The founding charter was ambitious in its scope, featuring articles that forbade member nations from intervening in each other's internal affairs or declaring war without prior arbitration.

Initially, the AN started with $SmallerNumber of founding member countries, which collectively addressed numerous global issues. An array of specialised agencies and commissions was created to further its aims:

  • The Disarmament Commission was established to work on reducing the number of weapons worldwide.
  • The International Labour Organisation was founded to improve labour conditions.
  • The forerunner of ANESCO, an agency dedicated to fostering international cooperation in education, science, and culture, was established, attracting illustrious figures such as !Albert Einstein and !Marie Curie.
  • A Central Opium Board was set up to curb the global drug trade.
  • The International Court of Justice was instituted to adjudicate disputes between nations.
  • A health organisation, later to become the World Health Organisation, was formed to address global health concerns.
  • The Slavery Commission was launched to eradicate slavery and the slave trade.
  • A committee dedicated to assisting refugees was established.
  • Lastly, the Committee for the Study of the Legal Status of Women was founded, championing women's rights globally.

This surge of new bodies increased the AN's power and oversight, enabling it to more effectively address the challenges of the post-war wurld. During this period, the AN was widely respected and trusted by both governments and the general public, setting a strong foundation for its future endeavours.

Failure (1968-1980s)

Image from the Great Alharun War.

Despite the ambitious goals and initial successes of the Assembled Nations (AN), the organisation suffered significant setbacks during the late 1960s and 1970s, which greatly damaged its reputation and effectiveness. Despite its mandate to maintain international peace and security, the AN was unable to prevent or mitigate the devastating impacts of the Second Argic War (1968-1974) and the Great Alharun War (1972-1975).

The inability of the AN to prevent these significant conflicts exposed fundamental weaknesses in the organisation's structure and decision-making process. A growing number of member states were able to manipulate the mechanisms of the AN to serve their national interests, undermining the principles of collective security and mutual cooperation. The AN's policy of appeasement was exploited by various nations, causing further disarray in international relations.

The failure to prevent or halt the Second Argic War and the Great Alharun War highlighted the AN's impotence in the face of large-scale conflicts. This had a profound impact on the perception of the organisation both domestically and internationally. Public trust in the AN's ability to maintain peace and protect human rights diminished significantly, and many governments began to question the effectiveness of the institution.

As a consequence of these events, the AN underwent a period of introspection and reform during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Funding was significantly reduced, and many of its functions and powers were re-evaluated. Despite this, the AN managed to endure these trying times and remained committed to its founding principles of promoting peace, prosperity, and human rights on a global scale. However, the failures of this era left a lasting impact, fundamentally reshaping the organisation and its approach to global governance in the years to come.

Irrelevance (1980s-2020s)

Following the period of failure in the late 1960s and 1970s, the Assembled Nations (AN) entered a period of relative irrelevance in the larger context of wurld affairs from the 1980s to the 2020s. This era was marked by increasing global disunity and the growth of unilateral actions by nations, which often acted with impunity and faced little consequence for breaches of international law. The AN's inability to prevent conflicts from erupting reduced its role to managing post-conflict consequences, further undermining its credibility and relevance.

The AN was largely unsuccessful in stopping conflicts before they escalated, and its responses were mostly limited to dealing with post-conflict problems such as refugee management, peacekeeping missions, and recovery from natural disasters. In this context, it was often seen as a reactive body, rather than a proactive one.

Public perception of the AN during this period was largely indifferent, as the organisation's influence on the geopolitical stage waned. However, governments continued to place some level of trust in the AN, relying on it to fulfil its limited duties effectively.

A fishing vessel. Workers can be kept on the ships for years.

Despite its reduced stature in the sphere of international politics, the AN remained active in humanitarian efforts. It successfully eradicated the slave trade in Alharu and fought against the drug trade in Aurelia. Recognising the growing interconnectivity of the global economy, it also laid the groundwork for the establishment of a Wurld Bank, aimed at promoting economic development and reducing poverty.

Furthermore, the AN focused on public health issues. It assembled experts who studied and wrote extensively about the relationship between food and health. It also launched a massive campaign against infectious diseases such as malaria, which had a significant impact on public health in several regions of the wurld.

Although its relevance in the political arena was diminished during this period, the AN's efforts in the humanitarian and health sectors proved impactful, offering a degree of redemption for the beleaguered organisation.

Return (2020s)

Kasekan painter Itzel Tlalli visited the Kasekan-Xioan border and created this piece while volunteering at the Xioan refugee border checkpoint.

The 2020s marked a resurgence of the Assembled Nations (AN) as a significant player on the global stage. The revival was triggered primarily by the Grand War (2021-2023) among other pivotal wurld events, which underscored the need for effective multinational cooperation and peacekeeping efforts. The Grand War was a stark reminder of the catastrophic outcomes that could occur in the absence of an effective international body capable of mediation and conflict resolution. In the wake of this conflict, many governments rallied to restore a system of global peace and acknowledged the crucial role of the AN in achieving this aim.

Several nations worked diligently to revitalise the AN, investing in its infrastructure and expanding its mandate to meet the evolving challenges of the 21st century. Efforts were made to increase transparency and accountability within the organisation, and to ensure that it represented the interests of all member states equitably. During this period, the AN successfully mediated various smaller conflicts, organised and executed large-scale humanitarian missions, and led global initiatives on climate change and sustainable development.[citation needed] In the face of these complex global issues, it became evident that the collective efforts of the AN could yield better results than nations working in isolation.

Public opinion of the AN began to improve during this period as its renewed efforts to foster international peace and cooperation started to bear fruit. Governments also started to view the AN with renewed trust, recognising its critical role in maintaining global stability and addressing shared challenges. By the end of the 2020s, the AN had re-established its importance as a central figure in the global community, committed to fostering peace, facilitating cooperation, and addressing the pressing issues facing the wurld. This period marked a significant shift in the AN's trajectory, reflecting its resilience and its capacity to adapt to the changing landscape of global politics.

Charter

Open discussion on the Charter.
Cover of the AN Charter.

The Charter of the Assembled Nations is the founding treaty of the Assembled Nations (AN), an intergovernmental organisation established with the purpose of maintaining international peace and security. The document serves as the definitive guide for the operations of the AN and sets the framework for the organisation's relationships with its member states.

The Charter was signed on 1 May 1957, after extensive deliberations among the founding members of the AN. Representatives from a multitude of nations gathered in the historic city of Deva in Suverina,[b] recognising the urgent need for an international platform to promote peace and mutual understanding in the aftermath of a series of major conflicts that had ravaged the wurld. The event was marked by a global sense of hope and determination to prevent the recurrence of such devastating warfare.

The Charter officially entered into force on 1 January 1958, after being ratified by the member states. It became the primary source of authority for the functioning of the Assembled Nations, outlining the structure of the organisation, delineating its key bodies, and defining the principles and objectives that underpin its operations.

Following the entry into force of the Charter, the first Assembly Meeting of the Assembled Nations was convened on 1 May 1958. This inaugural session, held in the Assembly Hall at the AN's headquarters at Anbrekport in Iwenland, marked the official commencement of the organisation's global operations. Representatives from the member states collectively pledged to adhere to the Charter and committed to promoting peace, justice, and cooperation on a global scale.

The Charter of the Assembled Nations continues to serve as the cornerstone of international law and relations, promoting cooperation among nations and setting standards for international rights and duties. It remains an indispensable guide to the mission and work of the Assembled Nations, outlining the principles of sovereignty, peace, and the promotion of human rights, which remain at the heart of the organisation's operations.

Structure

The Assembled Nations[c] (AN) is structured around four principal institutions, each serving distinct but complementary roles within the organisation. The six official languages of the AN, used in intergovernmental meetings and documents, are Anglish, Cristinese, Laimiaic, Lysian, Oharic and Sahrabic.

The Assembled Council (AC) is the primary deliberative assembly of the AN, made up of one representative ambassador from each member nation. The role of the AC is to facilitate open discussion and collaboration on a wide array of international issues, from peace and security to economic and social development. The AC adopts resolutions on these matters and sets the overall direction of the AN's activities.

The Security Council (SC) is specifically tasked with maintaining international peace and security. It is endowed with the power to make decisions that member states are obliged to implement under the AN Charter. It can authorise the use of force, establish peacekeeping operations, impose sanctions, and set up international tribunals to judge war criminals.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the primary judicial branch of the AN. Its role is to adjudicate disputes between member states that recognise its jurisdiction and to provide advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by the AC or other authorised bodies. The ICJ seeks to settle disputes in accordance with international law and promotes the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

The Secretariat (SEC) serves as the executive organ of the AN and is responsible for implementing the decisions of the other bodies, as well as coordinating the activities of the AN's various agencies. The Secretariat is headed by the First Secretary, who is appointed by the AC. Despite occasional questions about its necessity, the SEC plays a crucial role in coordinating and facilitating the diverse work of the AN, ensuring smooth operations across the entire organisation. Its administrative duties encompass a wide range of responsibilities, from managing peacekeeping operations and mediating international disputes to organising international conferences and translating speeches into the AN's official languages.

Agencies

The Assembled Nations comprises several agencies that are distributed across the glube, each serving a unique role and purpose within the organisation. These agencies enable the AN to execute its mandates more efficiently, providing expertise and coordination for specific areas of interest. These include:

  1. AN Civil Aviation Organisation (ANCAO), based in Tamworth, Gallambria, is responsible for creating and enforcing regulations related to international aviation to ensure safety and efficiency in international air transport.
  2. AN Convention on the Law of the Sea (ANCLOS), located in Zuidhaven, Orioni, promotes and enforces international law regarding maritime activities, territorial waters, and the sustainable use of marine resources.
  3. AN Department of Peace Operations (ANDPO), situated in $city, $country, is responsible for planning, managing and directing the AN's peacekeeping missions worldwide.
  4. AN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ANESCO), based in $city, $country, promotes international collaboration in education, science, culture, and communication to enhance universal respect for justice, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms.
  5. AN High Commissioner for Refugees (ANHCR), located in $city, $country, provides assistance and protection to refugees, internally displaced persons, stateless people, and others who are forcibly displaced.
  6. AN International Children's Emergency Fund (ANICEF), headquartered in $city, $country, provides emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries that have been devastated by war, conflict, or other emergencies.
  7. AN Organisation for Standardisation (ANOS), based in $city, $country, develops and publishes international standards to ensure safety, reliability, and quality in products and services.

Other affiliated organisations:[d]

  1. Environmental Research and Protection Organisation, based in $city, $country, conducts research on environmental issues and creates policies to protect the environment.
  2. Glubal Bank Group, situated in $city, $country, provides financial products and services to developing countries for poverty reduction and shared prosperity.
  3. Glubal Meteorological Organisation, based in $city, $country, coordinates international efforts to monitor and predict the weather and climate.
  4. International Sea Justice Court, located in $city, $country, provides a forum for settling legal disputes related to international maritime law.
  5. Wurld Currency Bank, situated in $city, $country, seeks to secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth.
  6. Wurld Food Aid Programme, based in $city, $country, provides food aid to regions suffering from acute food shortages.
  7. Wurld Health Organisation, headquartered in $city, $country, leads global efforts to combat diseases and promote good health worldwide.

First Secretary

The First Secretary of the Assembled Nations (FSAN) is the chief administrative officer of the organisation. The role of the FSAN is one of high prestige and considerable responsibility, as they are tasked with the executive leadership of the Assembled Nations. The FSAN's primary duties include overseeing the operation of the AN's initiatives, mediating discussions between member states, and representing the organisation globally. The FSAN is headquartered at the AN Chief Secretariat, located in Anbrekport, Iwenland.

The position is not a permanent one; the FSAN is elected by the organisation's member states to serve a single six-year term. The election process involves a two-round system. In the first round, a candidate who receives more than 50% of the votes wins outright. If no candidate achieves this majority, the two candidates with the highest votes advance to a second round. During this run-off, the candidate who secures more than 50% of the votes is declared the winner. In the event of a tie, a subsequent round of voting is conducted to determine the winner; this is repeated until a candidate reaches a majority. The elected FSAN is then assisted by the runner-up, who assumes the role of Deputy Secretary, colloquially known as the ‘Second Secretary’. The Deputy Secretary steps in for the FSAN when they are indisposed, ensuring continuous leadership.[e] In their role, the FSAN is also assisted by the Director-General of Administrative Affairs.

On 6 September 2023, Aurivizh endorsed its head of the permanent delegations to the Assembled Nations, Mazhev Callac, as a candidate for the 11th First Secretary.[1] The following day, 7 September, saw Ahrana's introduction of Alexandra Mishra Lars Core into the fray. The candidacy pool expanded further in late October with three new entrants. On 24 October, the Gaellician candidate Angus MacAlpine joined the election. A day later, Margery Haynes from Cenia declared her candidacy. The same day, Garindina's Viktor Petrov also announced his candidacy. The election of the 11th FSAN conclused with MacAlphine receiving 69.23% of the votes. The runner-up Mazhev Callac became Deputy Secretary with 15,38%.

Since the AN's establishment, there have been 10 First Secretaries. These individuals, each with their unique perspectives and backgrounds, have guided the Assembled Nations through numerous challenges and changes over the decades. Their leadership has significantly influenced the trajectory and development of the organisation.

No Portrait First Secretary[f]
(born–died)
Years in office Country of origin[g]
1 Sorin Adam - Nichita Stanescu - portret.jpg Mrs Katya Stănescu
(1912-1963)
1957-1963  Suverina
2 Julia Caesar.jpg Mrs Yulia Lemanczyk
(1908-1986)
1963-1969  Baltica
3 Portrait Bernard Devert JCGArnier fondclair.png Mr Johandry Dubert
(1922-2003)
1975-1981  Lysia
4 Maria-montez.jpg Mrs Arrica Sours
(1928-2012)
1981-1987  Montemadia
5 Flavia Franzoni and Romano Prodi - Giornata Autonomia 2014.JPG Mrs Flavia Pierle
(1936-2018)
1987-1993  Eldorado
6 Perrine Goulet.jpg Mrs Perrine Bergsbaken
(1938-2019)
1993-1999  Struma
7 Virgil Duda.jpg Mr Virgil Chai
(1948-2026)
1999-2005  Fravina
8 Cecile Mclorin Salvant.jpg Mrs Cécile Mychael
(1950-2028)
2005-2011  Mevraq
9 Gunnar Ericsson SPA2 (cropped).jpg Mr Eriyon Goecker
(1958-2039)
2011-2017  Dolchland
10 Antonio banderas (cropped).jpg Mr Antwayne Zagula
(1971-2053)
2017-2023  Vasqqa
11 Toby Jones - EmpireOfLightBFI121022 (30 of 33) (52448062684).jpg Mr Angus MacAlpine
(1966-present)
2023-2029  Gaellicia
12 Man Silhouette2.jpg To be elected 2029-2035 TBD

Membership

Unique among international organizations, every independent sovereign state is considered to be a member. States can decline this by explicitly rejecting their membership. Additionally, any entity judged by the Assembled Council to "exercise stable de facto control over a territory and population" also has a right to membership, even if it is unrecognized by other AN members.

Former members

Only one member state has left the organization since it was created. This doesn't include member states that have broken up or joined with other member states. In a letter dated 2 April 2019, Volsci informed the Assembled Nations of its decision to withdraw from the AN.[2]

Peacekeeping missions

ANHCR refugee camp in Wajoka.
Iverican AN forces under ANMIA Afropa.

The AN Department of Peace Operations (ANDPO) is responsible for the planning, preparation, management, and execution of the AN's peacekeeping missions globally. This significant aspect of the AN's mandate involves assisting countries on their path from conflict to peace, often in the aftermath of devastating civil wars or cross-border conflicts. The ANDPO's role is primarily initiated when parties involved in a conflict reach a peace agreement and request the AN's assistance to ensure the successful enforcement and adherence to the terms of the peace treaty. Upon receiving such a request, the ANDPO, subject to the approval of the Security Council, commences the planning process for the peacekeeping mission. This includes strategising the scope of the mission, establishing objectives, and determining the necessary resources and personnel.

The peacekeeping forces, collectively referred to as the Peace Legion (PLAN), may comprise soldiers, police officers, and civilian personnel, sourced from various member nations, respecting the principle of collective security. The Peace Legion is often deployed to conflict zones to monitor ceasefire agreements, facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid, and support the implementation of comprehensive peace agreements. They provide a visible and coordinated presence on the ground to deter violence and ensure the conditions for sustainable peace.

The presence of the Peace Legion is also instrumental in fostering confidence among local populations and encouraging non-violent resolution of disputes. By providing security and political support to national actors, the Peace Legion significantly reduces the likelihood of a resurgence of conflict. As of today, the Peace Legion has been deployed in numerous conflicts around the wurld, contributing greatly to global peace and stability. Their efforts have received international acclaim, albeit they have also faced challenges and criticisms due to the complex nature of peacekeeping in volatile regions.

  Denotes an ongoing mission.
Dates of operation (duration) Name of operation Location Conflict
1979–1985 (6 years) Assembled Nations Mission in Gotneska (ANMIGK)  Gotneska Gotneskan Civil War
1992–1993 (1 years) Assembled Nations Mission in Mahana (ANMIM)  Mahana Mahanan Civil War
2006–2009 (3 years) Assembled Nations Mission in Zekistan (ANMIZ)  Zekistan Civil war in Zekistan[3]
2016–present (8 years) Assembled Nations Mission in Afropa (ANMIA)  Afropa War on Violetist Liberation Army[4]
2016–present (8 years) Assembled Nations Mission in Bainbridge Islands (ANMIBI)  Bainbridge Islands Meteorolan anti-piracy[5]
2021–present (3 years) Assembled Nations Mission in Wajoka (ANMIW)  Wajoka Grand War
2024–present (0 years) Assembled Nations Mission in Velaheria (ANMIV)  Velaheria Liberation of Velaheria

The operations of the ANDPO and PLAN are instrumental in showcasing the Assembled Nations' commitment to maintaining peace and security in the wurld, demonstrating the collective resolve of nations to stand against violence and promote peaceful coexistence.

Symbology

Pigeon in Mahana.

The Assembled Nations has utilized various symbols to convey its core principles and aspirations. These symbols not only represent the organization's identity but also embody the collective hopes and dreams of the nations that comprise it. The symbology of the Assembled Nations is proof of its foundational commitment to fostering peace, unity, and cooperation among its member nations.

Central to the symbology of the AN is the depiction of the dove. Traditionally associated with peace and tranquillity, the dove on the Assembled Nations' flag and emblem is more than just a passive representation. It signifies the AN's proactive and relentless pursuit of global harmony. The dove, with its wings spread wide, suggests movement and progress, underscoring the continuous effort required to maintain and establish peace in an ever-evolving world. Accompanying the dove on the emblem of the Assembled Nations are a pair of olive branches. Olive branches have been symbols of peace and victory since ancient times. Their presence encircling the dove reinforces the idea of a protected and enduring peace. Together, the dove and the olive branches create a compelling visual that emphasizes the importance of unity, cooperation, and mutual respect among nations.

The colour palette used in the Assembled Nations' flag and emblem also holds significance. While specific colours may vary based on representation, traditionally, soft blues are used to represent peace, trust, and loyalty, while whites symbolize purity and integrity. These colours together reinforce the AN's commitment to transparency, diplomacy, and collaboration.

Through its emblematic representations, the AN reminds the world of the importance of working together to achieve a harmonious and prosperous global community. As with many longstanding institutions, the symbols associated with the Assembled Nations have evolved over time. While the core symbols of the dove and olive branches have remained consistent, nuances in design, colour, and presentation have adapted to reflect the changing dynamics of global politics and the ever-growing aspirations of the organization.

References

Notes

  1. OOC. Lore to be established. Iverica mentioned there was a nuclear weapon used against Mat Troi Lan (Sunset Sea Islands) during the Thalassan War.
  2. OOC. This location was chosen to explain the nationality of the first First Secretary.
  3. OOC. There is also an Assembly of Nations in Aurorum. On 14 January 2022 we checked with User:Concleror to ensure there would be no problem of overlapping names or abbreviations. They responded positively to our proposal. https://discord.com/channels/282995547755905024/374411025983864832/931548778140401706
  4. OOC. Here are some other organisations we might have a use for. Consider this a work in progress.
  5. OOC. While not realistic IRL, this rule was added to protect RP activity in case the FSAN-controlling player becomes inactive.
  6. OOC. Gender was decided by random coin flip. Heads is female. Tails is male.
  7. OOC. Historic leadership was decided at random, by picking a random number from the existing Membership list.

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