Foreign relations of Gylias

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The foreign relations of Gylias are overseen by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the President playing a ceremonial and representative role at the international level.

Gylias is a member of the Organization of Tyrannic Nations and the Common Sphere, joining the latter at its first expansion. Foreign policy is linked to its history of political radicalism, particularly the experience of the Free Territories. It is based on principles of neutrality, non-alignment, and pursuit of multilateral solutions.

History

Gylias has a long history of diplomacy, beginning in ancient times with the Liúşai League. The period of Xevdenite rule starting in the 17th century marked an interruption in foreign relations.

During the Gylian ascendancy, efforts were made to persuade other nations to withdraw official recognition from Xevden and grant it to other Gylian polities. Gylians established contact with various revolutionary movements in Tyran, including the Ruvelkan Socialist Republic and the Ruvelkan anarchist armies.

Diplomatic contact with the world resumed at a modest level in the 20th century through Alscia, the Gylian-majority province of the Cacertian Empire.

The start of the Liberation War achieved the goal of isolating Xevden. Nevertheless, many Tyranian nations were wary of the Free Territories due to their anarchism. Official recognition was limited, but as the war developed several countries moved towards tacit support and cooperation with the Free Territories, including Kirisaki, Cacerta, and Ruvelka.

The war ended in 1958, and the independence of Gylias allowed the re-establishment of official relations with the world, and the recognition of previously unofficial representatives. A degree of isolation persisted during the transition from the Free Territories to Gylias, due to lingering distrust of Gylias' anarchist influence. Foreign policy during this period was dominated by a debate over prioritising world revolution or internal consolidation.

The appointment of Erika Ďileş as foreign minister in 1962 established the foundations of foreign policy that have endured into the present. The skilled and charismatic Erika achieved the normalisation of Gylias' relations with Tyran, including the creation of several close relationships.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Gylias' image abroad improved, and involvement in world affairs was based on principles of multilateralism, negotiation, and a cosmopolitan outlook. The Common Sphere became the most significant international organisation to Gylian foreign policy.

The wretched decade in the 1980s saw the general malaise and crises affecting the country extend to foreign relations as well. The confrontational approach of Aén Ďanez negatively impacted foreign relations, and Gylias experienced another period of relative diplomatic isolation. Relations began returning to normal under the Filomena Pinheiro government, and were fully restored under Mathilde Vieira.

Policy

The foreign policy of Gylias since independence is based on the tenets of multilateralism, negotiation, and soft power. Gylias has focused on the role of "honest broker" in international diplomacy, serving as mediator in several disputes.

Key ideals at the basis of foreign policy are support for democracy, human rights, egalitarianism, and social justice.

Participation in peacekeeping missions is dictated by the constraints of Gylian law. The Gylian Self-Defense Forces are legally closer to a militia than a military, and thus participation in peacekeeping missions is based on volunteering.

As a result of these factors, Gylias remains a middle power in Siduri and has a degree of influence in Tyran as a whole.

International organisations

Gylias is a member of the following international organisations:

Bilateral relations

In general, Gylias has good relations with countries that share democratic ideals and similar socioeconomic or political priorities. Its poorest relations tend to be with countries that have authoritarian governments or more socially conservative norms.

Eracura

Country Notes
Acrea
  • Acrea has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Bern.
Akashi
  • Akashi has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Hirakawa.
Alemarr Gylias and Alemarr have notably cordial relations despite the latter being led by a near-absolute monarchy and conservative socially. Bilateral relations focus on trade and cultural exchanges, and much of the improvement is credited to current ambassador Saila Mäki.
  • Alemarr has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Jyväskylä.
Æsthurlavaj See Gylias-Æsthurlavaj relations.

Despite long periods of tension due to Æsthurlavaj's military governments, bilateral relations are improving, helped by Æsthurlavaj interest in Gylias' successful popular culture.

  • Æsthurlavaj has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Lowellsburg.
Delkora See Gylias-Delkora relations.

Gylias and Delkora have friendly relations, aided by cultural ties and similar political and socioeconomic orientations.

  • Delkora has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Norenstal.
Megelan Gylias and Megelan have developed close relations, particularly since the establishment of the Civitas whose organisation features similar anarchist and direct democratic elements. However, the presence of certain cultural and social differences have earned comparisons to a relationship of "bickering siblings".
  • Megelan has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Megelan.
Nordkrusen Relations between Gylias and Nordkrusen improved notably in the 1960s and 1970s, with the advent of a reformist Nordling government, but remained weakened by authoritarian tendencies within the monarchy. A recent royal coup caused a suspension of official relations, with Gylias continuing to recognise the government-in-exile.
  • Nordkrusen has an embassy in Mişeyáke. (Currently suspended.)
  • Gylias has an embassy in Erikshamn. (Currently suspended.)
Ossoria Gylias-Ossoria relations are historically cordial but have had tension points caused by marked differences in politics and social organisation. They reached their nadir with the Ossorian war crisis of 1986, but have since recovered.

The two nations are party to a mutual defence treaty. Ossoria has a naval base at Eltykan, Nerveiík-Iárus-Daláyk, dating back to the Liberation War.

  • Ossoria has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Kenlis.
Schottia Gylias-Schottia relations are cordial, aided by similar political tendencies and cultural ties.
  • Schottia has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Handon.
Sevase
  • Sevase has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Vazquez.
Silua
  • Silua has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Ravumo.
Shalum
  • Shalum has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embasssy in Aragon.
Svinia
  • Svinia has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Hrabské.

Siduri

Country Notes
Allamunnika Gylias-Allamunnika relations have improved notably since the Allammunnic restoration of democracy, and became a close relationship under Eleanor Henderson, who had a notable friendship with Mathilde Vieira.
  • Allamunnika has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Innusburg.
Cacerta See Gylias-Cacerta relations.

Bilateral ties with Cacerta form one of the significant special relationships of Gylian foreign policy.

  • Cacerta has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embasy in Vichenza.
Kaledaria
Knichus Cordial relations between Gylias and Knichus have been credited with helping stabilise the country after the FedCom Civil War.
  • Knichus has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Nycero.
Mansuriyyah
Nalaya
Phonox
  • Phonox has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Daiju.
Quenmin Relations in the past were hostile due to authoritarian governments in Quenmin, but have improved since the end of the Hidebound Era.
  • Quenmin has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Cao Khoát.
Ruvelka Gylias and Ruvelka have had friendly relations since the Free Territories, aided by Ruvelka's similarly leftist internal politics.
  • Ruvelka has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Debrecen.
Syara
  • Syara has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Zovahr.
Tennai See Gylias-Tennai relations.
  • Tennai has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Aminjikarai.

Outside Tyran

Country Notes
Kirisaki See Gylias-Kirisaki relations.

Bilateral ties with Kirisaki form one of the significant special relationships of Gylian foreign policy.

  • Kirisaki has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embasy in Kirayuki.
Neu Engollon
  • Neu Engollon has an embassy in Mişeyáke.
  • Gylias has an embassy in Genève.