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Common Congress of Oxidentale and Norumbia

Common Congress of Oxidentale

Location of Common Congress
Official languages
TypeRegional organization
Members
Establishment
18 November 1932
Currency
Website
www.commoncongress.int

The Common Congress (Rezese: Korik Papọ Oxidental a Yvadental, Mutli: Yichinal Eka, Latin: Congressus Communis Occidentalis et Norumbiaeque), formally the Common Congress of Oxidentale and Norumbia, is a regional organization of states in Oxidentale and Norumbia. It was formed between Belfras, Mutul, and Sante Reze in November of 1932 following the devastating Belfro-Mutulese War of 1928. Other member states joined over time, shifting the focus of the organization from maintaining the cold peace between Belfras and Mutul to opening diplomatic channels and establishing treaties between the nations of Oxidentale and Norumbia. The Congress currently has X member states and X observers, with the most recent being XXXX who joined in YYYY.

Role and Mandate

Objectives

While originally only a space of discussion where diplomats from all members countries could meet to reach consensus on pressing matters, the Common Congress ended up following a similar evolution to its late younger trans-thalassian homologue, the Periclean Forum and developed new institutions capable of taking concrete decisions following the loss of legitimacy of the previous model after the Belfro-Mutulese Crisis of 1952 and the Tikalese Years of Lead that led to the island's independence.

In 1984, the Common Congress published a new Charter constructed around four axis:

  1. To maintain peace in the Western Hemisphere, defined as the two continents of Norumbia and Oxidentale;
  2. To develop friendly and cordial relations among all member nations;
  3. To help realize trans-continental cooperation on all matters in which the Common Congress can prove useful;
  4. To harmonize the efforts of member-nations when it come to the realization of a common goal.

The Common Congress is not a State and as such, it cannot legislate. However, through its system of Resolutions, it can strengthen the legitimacy of its member states when it comes to their application.

Organization

The Common Congress

At the center of the CCON edifice is the eponymous Common Congress where all member states are represented and have a voice. It is tasked with the treatement of threats against peace, breaches of the peace, and aggressions. It can emit resolutions with constraining power over member states. It's also the Common Congress who decide the creation of new commissions and agencies dedicated to the study of a given question and the production of reports and advises that hold no constraining powers over the states but have an important consultative role to the Common Congress.

History

Belfro-Mutulese War of 1928

Membership

Currently, the Common Congress consists of 10 nations:

Former and Suspended Members

Observers

In addition to its regular membership, other non-regional nation-states with extensive ties to members nation(s) within the Common Congress sphere have been permitted to join in an observatory status.

See also