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Belisarian Community

Flag of  Belisarian Community Audonian:Communauté bélisairéenCavarzerian:Βελισάριος ΚοινότηταHellenic:Comunità BelisarioLatin:Consociatio Belisarianus
Flag
Motto: 
Concordia res parvæ crescunt
"Unity makes strength"
Location of the Belisarian Community
Location of the Belisarian Community
Largest citiesArcadia, Castellum, Cavarzere, Saint-Nazaire, Villeneuve
Official languages
Religion
Demonym(s)Belisarian
TypePolitical and economic union
Member states
Leaders
The Lord Verrucosus of Gerasa
Fotis Raptis (LIH)
LegislatureCouncil of Ministers
Formation
• Belisarian JDSA
1 March 1952
• Treaty of Harcourt
18 March 1959
• Treaty of Aarhusium
23 August 1977
• Most recent polity admitted
1990
Currency
Time zone±0
• Summer (DST)
UTC±0 or +1
Internet TLD.cb

The Belisarian Community (BC), sometimes referred to as the Belisarian Communities, is an international organization consisting of 5 member states, which consists of numerous institutional organizations, or treaties, that are governed by the same internal framework. It has an area of X km2 and an estimated population of about X million. The BC has developed a de facto internal single market through the Belisarian Economic Community, which remains among the most important of the communities. BC policies, through the various communities and its single commission aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services and capital within the internal market, maintain common policies on trade, and agriculture and fisheries. Travel restrictions within the member states are largely abolished due to similar visa policies.

The BC was established as a single institution by the Treaty of Aarhusium in 1977, which combined the various executive bodies into a single institutional structure under the Belisarian Commission. The organization traces its founding to the treaties formulated among southern Belisarian nations following the Second Liothidian-Vannoisian War. The first treaty signed was the Joint Defense and Security Agreement (JDSA) in 1952 by the nations of Latium, Lihnidos, Lyncanestria, and Vannois. he Belisarian Atomic Energy Community (Belatom) was created in 1955, creating a specialized market for nuclear power among the members. The Belisarian Economic Community was introduced in 1966, and aimed at creating a single market. It became the most important of the communities and expanded its scope to include a common price level for agricultural products, and removal of internal tariffs (tariffs on trade between member nations) were removed on certain products. XXXX would vote to leave the JDSA and quit negotiations over the BEC in 1965 due to concerns over national sovereignty, remaining only in Belatom. Cavarzere joined the Community in 19XX. The Community’s most recent treaty was signed in 1994. The BC is also holds membership as an observer of Forum of Nations, and maintains permanent diplomatic missions in countries throughout the world.

History

Politics

Belisarian Council

The Belisarian Council is the primary body of the Belisarian Community, by which the Community receives its primary political direction. The Council is consists of the head of state or government from each member member state, and the High Commissioner; however, the High Commissioner is non-voting members of the body. It is considered the supreme political body of the Community, and is actively involved in the negotiation and amendments of the constitutional treaties. Within the Council is also the Council of Ministers, which is comprised of the national government ministers from member states from the relevant policy at discussion among the Council of Ministers. The Council of Ministers is often called to meeting more regularly than the Belisarian Council. Official council meetings are held at varying locations, typically within the nation of the sitting Chairman.

The Council is led by the Chairman of the Belisarian Council. The Chairman is appointed on a rotating basis among membership within the Council, holding a term of one year. The 2017 Chairmanship is held by the Lyncanestrian government, represented by Prime Minister Serge Moulins. The Prime Minister of Lihnidos is scheduled to hold the Chairmanship in 2018. They are tasked with gaining consensus and resolving the differences between the member states, both during meetings and those that arise outside of meetings.

Commission

The Commission is the main executive of the Community, being required to handle the day-to-day activities of the Community. It also is required to execute and implement the laws and regulations passed by the Council. It acts as a cabinet government, with 12 ministers and a High Commissioner. The High Commissioner is the leader of the Commission and head of the cabinet, appointed by the Council for a term of four years while also serving as the chief representative of the Community abroad. Following the High Commissioner in importance is the High Representative, who acts as the foreign minister. All ministers are appointed by the Council upon approval of Parliament, with treaty requirements that each member nation have at least one national sit on the Commission.

While the Council is often referred to as representing national interests, Parliament representing interests of citizens, the Commission is commonly referred to as representing Belisarian interests. Commissioners are required to act neutral from the governments that appointed them. The Commission often plays the largest role in negotiating trade deals with non-BC nations, while also playing key roles in drafting the BC budget, and enacting legislation pursuant to the goals of the treaties. The Commission is headquartered at Building in city, country, though holds other offices throughout the member nations.

Foreign Relations

Joint Defense and Security Agreement

Economy

Belisarian Energy Community

Belisarian Economic Community

Laennes Area

Proposed common currency

Member States

Bilateral agreements

Agreements

The Community has been given the competency to enter into bilateral agreements with foreign, non-member nations according to the provisions of the Harcourt Treaty. Occasionally the BC will enter into Association Agreements with non-member nations with the intent to establish closer economic and political relations to serve as the first step towards a free trade agreement or treaties. Often times, the Belisarian Council will direct the Commission towards policies or bilateral agreements with friendly and similarly minded nations. The Belisarian Commission represents the member nations in negotiations, with all proposed agreements requiring the approval of the Belisarian Council and ratification by the national governments in accordance with their constitutional requirements. The first association agreement was sign in 19XX.

BC Bilateral Agreements
Name AA FTA LA BELEC BEC JDSA Signed In force Other relations
 Ottonia Yes Yes No No No No
2006
 Arthurista Yes Yes No No No No
1968
Potential Candidate for ascension
 Ascalzar Yes Yes No No No No
2004 (PPA)
2005
 Belfras Yes Yes No No No No
1995
 Fakolana Yes Yes Yes No No No
1987
1988
Potential Candidate for ascension
 Sydalon Yes Yes No No No No
1968 (BSAA)
2014
Applicant; application stalled
 Tarsas Yes Yes No No No No
1979 (BTAA)
1981

Possible Enlargement

State
Status
Association
Agreement
Membership
Application
Candidate
status
Negotiations
start
Screening
completed
Chapters Obstacles
Ottonia Ottonia Potential Candidate 2006-06-01 (AA)
Sydalon Sydalon Applicant 1968-06-01 (AA) 1987-07-20

Summits

See also