Motto: "Together as one"
Anthem: "Ode to Joy"
Location of the Euclean Community (dark green) in Euclea (dark grey).
|Largest cities||Ashcombe, Verlois, Westbrücken,|
• President of the Euclean Community
• High Commissioner of the Euclean Commission
• Speaker of the Euclean Parliament
|Legislature|| - Council of the EC|
• Treaty of Kesselbourg
|1 January 1948|
• Treaty of Ashcombe
|1 July 1964|
• Treaty of Vesalla
|1 November 1993|
• Treaty of Maredoux
|1 March 2002|
• 2018 estimate
|Time zone||Euclean Standard Time (EST), Central Euclean Time (CET)|
The Euclean Community (EC; Gaullican: Communauté Eucléenne, CE) is a politico-economic union of 13 member states that are located primarily in Euclea. It has an estimated population of over 487 million. The EC has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states. Euclean policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital within the internal market, enact legislation in justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture, fisheries, and regional development. Within the Zilverzee Area, passport controls have been abolished. A monetary union was established in 1996 and came into full force in 2000, and is composed of 11 EC member states which use the Euclo currency.
Through the Continental Foreign and Security Policy, the EC has developed a role in external relations and defence. The community maintains permanent diplomatic missions throughout the world and represents itself at the Community of Nations, the International Trade Organisation, the C10, and the C-20. Because of its global influence, the Euclean Community has been described as a current or as a potential superpower.
- 1 History
- 2 Governance
- 3 Legal system
- 4 Foreign relations
- 5 Economy
- 6 Member States
United Nations of Euclea (1936-1948)
- Federation offers Euclean nations who tie their economies together aid money, done in place of Marshal Plan
- Estmere, Gaullica and carve out zones, Buckland, Azamara, Hennehouwe, Kesselbourg, and Etruria all sign on in 1936ish
- Florena denied entry due to syndicalist economics and Euclean Red Uprisings
- Common defense clause to defend from external threats such as Etruria, which carried over into the EC
- Had no legislature, but a council of ambassadors - one from each members state. Had no real authority
- Etruria withdraws following the Legionary Reaction
- 1940s Solarian War allows Florena to associate, Euclea to seek defence from Etruria
- Disbanded to form a more centralized political-economic union - the EC
Treaty of Kesselbourg (1948-1964)
The Euclean Community was founded on the 1st of January 1948 via the ratification and signing of the Euclean Charter, by Prime Minister Maþijas Aansgaarsun of Azmara, President Wolfgar Godfredson of Estmere, President Albert Montecardé of Gaullica, Premier Isabela Elíamar of Florena, Prime Minister Xavier Juncker of Kesselbourg, Grand Pensionary Floris Dreessen of Hennehouwe, President Örn Ehrling of Ordennya, and Chancellor Konstantin Vogel of Werania.
- Glytter joins under Taoiseach Seamus Flemming in 1955
- Years TBD: Azmara, Buckland, Carcosa
Treaty of Ashcombe (1964-1993)
- Creation of EucloPar
- New people - Azmara, Buckland, & Carcosa?
Treaty of Vesalla (1993-2002)
- ECB in 1995
- Eculozone set up in 1996, into force in 2000
- Zilverzee Area and free movement
- Amathia joins in 1998
Treaty of Maredoux (2002-present)
- World Financial Crisis, bailouts and Alexandre Lévesque's reforms
- Rise of populism, Estmerish referendum on Euclozone membership
- Emergence of the Estmerish-Weranic (rightist) and Gaullican-Floren (leftist) blocs
The Euclean Commission acts as the EC's executive arm and is responsible for initiating legislation and the day-to-day running of the EC. The Commission is also seen as the motor of Euclean integration. It operates as a cabinet government, with 24 commissioners for different areas of policy, one from each member state, though commissioners are bound to represent the interests of the EC as a whole rather than their home state.
The head of the Euclean Commission is the High Commissioner. After the High Commissioner, the most prominent member is the Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, who is ex-officio Deputy Commissioner of the Commission and is also nominated by the Euclean Council too. The other 24 Commissioners are subsequently selected by the Euclean Council in agreement with the nominated High Commissioner. The 25 commissioners as a single body are subject to a vote of approval by the Euclean Parliament.
The Euclean Conference gives direction to the EC, and convenes at least four times a year. It comprises the President of the European Community and one representative per member state; either its head of state or head of government. The Conference has been described by some as the Community's "supreme political authority". It is actively involved in the negotiation of the treaty changes and plays an active role in establishing the EC's policy agenda and strategies.
The Conference uses its leadership role to sort out disputes between member states and the institutions, and to resolve political crises and disagreements over controversial issues and policies. In coordination with the President, it acts externally as a "collective head of state" and ratifies important documents (for example, international agreements and treaties).
The Euclean Council is made up of a dedicated delegation sent by the government of each member. Delegates are typically a high-ranking member of the state’s diplomatic corps, however at times a delegate has been a prominent politician with experience in diplomacy. The Council’s primary duty is to lobby the concerns of the member states in propositions of legislation supported by the Commission. Before legislation is introduced to Parliament, it is often debated by the Council. The body often drafts policy, but it does not have the power to introduce it as legislation. However, the Council can pass a resolution endorsing a particular policy, and the Parliament is required to consider the Council’s resolutions for debate. The Council is, in essence, indirectly elected and convenes on a daily basis to discuss suggestions and concerns to the bills put forward by the Commission, draft policy itself, and offer commentary on legislation that is ultimately accepted by the Parliament.
The Euclean Parliament serves as the EC’s legislature. The 723 Members of the Euclean Parliament (MEPs) are directly elected by EC citizens every five years on the basis of proportional representation. Although MEPs are elected on a national basis, they sit according to political groups rather than their nationality. Each country has a set number of seats and is divided into sub-national constituencies where this does not affect the proportional nature of the voting system.
The Parliament is the only body with the power to propose and pass legislation. However, the Euclean Council often drafts policy. While it does not have the power to introduce it as legislation, it can pass resolutions endorsing policies. The Parliament is required to consider the Council’s resolutions for debate. Finally, the Commission is accountable to Parliament, requiring its approval to take office, having to report back to it and subject to motions of censure from it. The Speaker of the Euclean Parliament carries out the role of speaker in parliament and represents it externally. Vivien Vallette (SAE - Gaullica) serves as the current speaker. The EP Speaker and Vice-Speakers are elected by MEPs every two and a half years.
Traditionally, Parliament has been governed by a successive ‘Grand Continental Coalition’. The Alliance of Conservatives and Democrats for Euclea and Socialist Alternative for Euclea have held a majority in the Euclean Parliament and have worked together. The coalition was later expanded to include the Euclean Liberal Party, leading the three main Euclophilic parties to work together in the Parliament thus maintaining a strong majority.
Alexis Walker, President
Niina Hermansdohter, High Commissioner
Reinhard Weisgerber, Speaker of the Euclean Parliament
Euclean Court of Justice
Euclean Central Bank
The Euclean Central Bank, often abbreviated as the ECB is the central bank for the euclo and the Euclean Community. It was established in 1995 as a precursor organisation during the development of the Euclozone currency area. As the Euclozone consists of 9 member states, many of whom are global economic powers in their own right, the ECB is one of the most important central banks in the world. As a result, the ECB occupies a central place in the administration of the Euclean Community, and works frequently with the central banks of member nations to develop a coherent and consistent financial policy across the entirety of the Euclozone. The initial capital stock of the ECB was invested by the central banks of all Euclozone member states, which retain primary and immediate control over the ECB. Headquartered in Rayenne, the current President of the ECB is Lapo Cassone, former governor of the Bank of Caesena and former director of Silverwood Hills international division. Prior to the construction of the Euclotower, the current seat of the ECB, the bank was situated in a former warehouse complex known as the Euclotheum.
As clearly stated in Article 3 of the Treaty of Vesalla, the primary objective of the Euclean Central Bank, is to maintain financial and price stability within the Euclozone. Subsections of the article go on to define its basic tasks as developing and implementing monetary policy for the Euclozone as a whole, to conduct foreign exchange operations, and to maintain financial reserves for the Central Banks of all member nations. Additionally, the ECB is tasked with maintaining and developing the financial market infrastructure throughout the Euclozone, and to arbitrate and mediate in fiscal disputes between member nations. Under Article 3, the ECB has the exclusive right to authorize the issuance of Euclo banknotes. The Central Banks of member nations maintain printing presses and may issue their own banknotes and coins, but the amount must be pre-approved by the ECB.
The ECB is governed by Euclean law directly, being an integral institution of the Euclean Community, but the exact set-up of the ECB resembles the structure of a corporation, especially in the sense that the ECB has shareholders, stocks, and capital reserves. Its capital is roughly 5.5 billion euclo held by the national central banks as shareholders. The initial capital, as well as annual investment, were determined in 1995 to be an adjustable scale based upon the population and GDP of each member state. To avoid instability within the ECB, shares are not transferable, and cannot be sold or used as collateral.
|Name||Capital||Convention Member||Language||Population||GDP||GDP Per Capita||Area (km²)||Year Joined|
|Amathia||Arciluco||Augustin Valeria||Amathian||46,852,332||GDP||GDP PC||111.9/km2||1998|
|Glytter||Spálgleann||Stiofán Mac Suibhne||Ghaillish||9,257,180||$645,512,418,580||$69,731||315,093||1955|
|Hennehouwe||s'Holle||Rupert van Bleiswijk||Hennish||30,125,503||GDP||Per Capita||130,279||1948|
|Kesselbourg||Kesselbourg City||Emmanuel Schmit||Kesselbourgish||2,849,000||$280,150,612,260||$100,010||8,000||1948|
|Varienland||Rosenborg||Nils H. Thornbæk||Varienish||7,538,726||$412,956,000,000||$52,272||90,819||1955|
|Werania||Westbrücken||Otto von Hößlin||Weranic||62,348,192||$2,631,134,055,000||$42,045||Area||1948|