Esquarian Union

Esquarian Union
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AbbreviationEU
MottoStrength in many peoples
Formation1974
Extinction2017
Legal statusSupranational organization
PurposePromotion of co-operation in democratic and human rights values
Region served
Esquarium
Membership
Official language
Luziycan (de-facto)
President
Lilyana Paskaleva ( Katranjiev)
Speaker
Joseph Daskalov ( Luziyca)
Websitehttp://www.esquarianunion.eu
Remarks1Left in 2008
2Left in 2006

The Esquarian Union was a supranational organization within Esquarium that was founded in 1974 after the Treaty of Bethlehem was signed to create the alliance. The EU promoted co-operation among membership states in areas such as legal standards, human rights and democracy. Most members of the EU also belong to an accompanying economic union, and a defense union.

In 2016, due to a decline in members, especially due to Sera Svensson's plans to enter the Esquarian Community and the departure of Country X, the EU was scheduled to be dissolved by December 31, 2016. However, days before its planned dissolution, it was decided to postpone the dissolution until the passage of the Common Market and Greenwich Area Act 2017. After it was passed by the Esquarian Parliament on January 11th, 2017, the EU formally dissolved itself on that date.

The primary institutions included:

  • Esquarian Congress, located in Bethlehem, a directly-elected assembly of delegates from member states
  • International Criminal Court, located in Country X capital, which dealt war crimes and international wanted criminals
  • Supreme Court of the Esquarian Union, located in Krasimir, which dealt with cases involving the Esquarian Constitution
  • Esquarian Commission, located in Bethlehem, which made decisions related to membership
  • EU Defense Command, located in Borneung, which served as the defensive arm of the EU

Names

Due to the diverse range of nations, the union used various names in different languages. Theoretically, all official languages of Esquarian Union nations were official languages, but in practice, Luziycan is the main operating language, though proceedings for EU affairs could be in any official EU language.

Activities

The Esquarium Union had several major institutions during its existence.

One was the Esquarian Congress, elected every 4 years amongst the member nations. They had the powers to pass binding resolutions on all member states, primarily on intra-member relations and regulations on economic activity.

Another agency was the Esquarian Commission, which made decisions regarding to membership and some other issues. All nations had one seat in the Commission. A third agency is the EU Defense Command, which served as the main defensive arm of the EU and helped provide peacekeepers to intervene in unstable EU member states, or states that are vulnerable to attack by foreign powers. It was headquartered in Borneung in Freyhill.

It also had the Greenwich Area, created in 1985, which all members are part of the free-travel area, meaning that people living in EU member nations had the ability to travel and/or move anywhere in the EU without any restrictions, but border controls could be temporarily reinstated for a period up to 180 days, though it could be extended in cases of national security concerns.

The Supreme Court was the highest judicial body, being able to overrule legislation passed by the Esquarian Congress, in addition to ordinary legislation. It was located in Krasimir, Katranjiev.

It also was home to the International Criminal Court, which was headquartered in Country X capital, Country X.

Member Nations

These were a list of members prior to the official dissolution of the EU. add yourselves

Founding members

Those who joined the Esquarian Union in 1974 were considered founding members of the EU, and in general, they had a higher status than subsequent members, although there were no official distinctions between founding and subsequent members of the EU.

Subsequent members

Subsequent members were members who joined the Esquarian Union after 1974, but prior to its extinction in 2016.

Observers

Observers could only send one delegate, and were ineligible to vote, but they could still participate in many EU institutions, should they have chosen to do so.

Former members

These were nations who were in the Esquarian Union, but had left for a variety of reasons between 1974 and 2016.