Common Congress of Oxidentale and Norumbia
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Common Congress of Oxidentale
|Location of Common Congress|
|18 November 1932|
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
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:
- To maintain peace in the Western Hemisphere, defined as the two continents of Norumbia and Oxidentale;
- To develop friendly and cordial relations among all member nations;
- To help realize trans-continental cooperation on all matters in which the Common Congress can prove useful;
- 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.
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.
Belfro-Mutulese War of 1928
Currently, the Common Congress consists of 10 nations:
- Imperial State of Ayeli
- Federation of Belfras
- United Kingdom and Constitutional Union of the Kingdom of Gristol and the Duchy of Serkonos
- Empire of the New Kayamucha
- Kingdom of Mocapaha
- Divine Kingdom of Mutul
- Most Eminently Serene Noble Republic of Sante Reze
- Free State of Tikal
- Federated Commonwealths of Walzenia
- Red Banner Tribunal
Former and Suspended Members
- Imperial State of Ayeli: Following the devastating earthquake of June 28, 2018 the Imperial State has been fractured in two halves, the Democratic Republic and the Sovereign State supported by Belfras and Mutul respectively. Membership to the Common Congress was formally suspended on January 5, 2019 as neither nation formally acknowledges the existence of the opposite party.
- Federal States of Enyama: Enyama under Muratagi Eijiro's New Frontier regime had its membership in the organization revoked on October 23, 2019 after the beginning of the Enyaman Civil War. Enyama's continued involvement is up for debate.
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.
- Yisrael: Yisrael has strong political, economic, and other ties to both Sante Reze and Belfras.
- Latium: Latium has strong political, economic, and other ties to Belfras.
- Charnea: Charnea has strong political, economic, and other ties to Mutul, as well as economic ties to Sante Reze.