Rongzhuo Strategic Protocol Organisation
سازمان پروتکل استراتژیک رونگ رونگ
Soorat-jeyshee Tashkeelat-e Rangshahr
Organisation du protocole stratégique de Rongzhuo
Flag of ROSPO
Emblem of ROSPO
Member states of ROSPO
|Formation||14 August 1982|
|Maj. General Mojtahed Bayat-Zanjani|
|Lt. General Ren Shaokuan|
|Air Marshal Ramesh Sabanis|
The Rongzhuo Strategic Organisation Protocol is a military alliance in southern Coius currently consisting of the Auspicious Republic of Xiaodong, the Union of Zorasani Irfanic Republics and the Union of Federated Republics of Satria.
From the mid 1960's to 1982 there had been an increasing trend by Xiaodong, the UZIR and UFRS to engage in security cooperation, predominantly against Senria, states in Satria (such as Subarna) and states in Badawiya (such as Irvadistan and Tsabara). Several events - such as the Coastal Crisis in 1975, Irvadistan War from 1975-1979 and the Third Satrian War from 1972-1978 led to increasing pressure on the three states to engage in closer relations. Collective defence treaties between Xiaodong and the UFRS in 1978 after its invasion by Dakata and the UZIR after the unification of Zorasan in 1980 were signed as a result of this strategy. The organisation was formalised in 1982 following the signing the Rongzhuo Strategic Protocol, when the separate collective defence treaties were merged, partly as a response to the creation of the Senrian-led Council for Mutual Security and Development (COMSED).
ROSPO is seen to function as a counterweight to COMSED, providing a balance of power within Coius. Since both COMSED's and ROSPO's creation there has been no major large-scale interstate conflict in Coius although both organisations have supported proxies in various civil wars since the 1980's. ROSPO troops have conducted multilateral operations in xxx.
ROSPO has mainly focused on integrating military technology and expanding membership. Unlike COMSED widely seen as as ROSPO's rival ROSPO does not include any economic or political element, being a military focused alliance.
With the formation of the Union of Federated Republics of Satria in 1936, the Auspicious Republic of Xiaodong in 1940 and the Union of Khazestan and Pardaran in 1952 there was a shift away from the dominance of Senria and Euclean colonial empires who had triumphed in Coius following the Great War. The government's of UFRS, Xiaodong and UKP were all based on anti-colonial ideologies and revanchism that sought to expand national borders (pan-Satrism, pan-Zorasanism and Greater Xiaodong) and undermine the post-war order in Coius.
Cooperation between the nations to overturn the prevailing order in Coius predate the creation of ROSPO. The Pardarian Revolutionary Resistance Command, the precursor to the UKP's government, was supported by Xiaodong from as far back as 1918 and the Xiaodongese had supported both the PRRC and Ajahadyan forces during the Great War, with Xiaodongese troops continuing to advise and train members of Mohan Balchandra's forces during the Ajahadyan Civil War. Both Ajahadya and Xiaodong supported the victorious PRRC during the Pardarian Civil War sending both troops and material support, whilst Xiaodong's National Principlism and Khazestan-Pardaran's Severn Principles were considered mutual influences on each other. During the 1950's all three nations strongly supported decolonisation by Euclean countries such as Etruria, Werania and Estmere.
The Second Satrian War (1959-1964) and Badawiyan War (1963-1966) saw Xiaodong support both the UFRS and UKP respectively. In 1964 the Gharazi-Li Agreement was made which committed the UKP to "expelling" imperialists from Badawiya and Bahia and Xiaodong from southwest and southeast Coius, with the agreement containing secret clauses that committed the two nations to mutual defence. The victory of the UFRS in the Second Satrian War unnerved both the UKP and Xiaodong and saw the two nations refrain from further support to the UFRS, resulting in the UFRS becoming diplomatically isolated.
The 1970's saw all three of the nations undergo foreign policy crises that highlighted their international isolation. The 1975 Coastal Crisis forced Xiaodong to prematurely detonate a nuclear weapon (Housheng) which was seen as the main factor in preventing international intervention against Xiaodong regarding the Treaty of Keisi. The 1975-1979 Irvadistan War despite the UKP being invaded by Irvadistan did not see Xiaodong meet its collective defence obligations due to the ongoing Coastal Crisis which led the UKP to undertake a lengthy campaign alone, although Xiaodong did provide material support. The 1972-1978 Third Satrian War saw neither the UKP nor Xiaodong support the UFRS which played a factor in its defeat. During the last months of 1977 Dakata launched an invasion of the UFRS which alongside the territorial losses the UFRS sustained during the war led to the near collapse of the UFRS by 1977. As a result Xiaodong signed a secret treaty with the UFRS and undertook an invasion of Dakata, starting a bloody guerrilla war that lasted until 1982. The war saw Xiaodongese and Ajahadyan forces extensively cooperate in joint operations serving as the blueprint for later joint operations.
By 1982 the three nations security policies had shifted due to the changes in the international sphere from the 1972-1982 period. The UKP had transformed into the Union of Zorasani Irfanic Republics in 1980 following the annexation of Irvadistan but the annexation had been opposed abroad and isolated the new union internationally. Xiaodong's lack of support for the UFRS and the UKP in 1972 and 1975 respectively had undermined its image and isolated it during the Coastal Crisis, whilst the defeat of Ajahadyan forces during the Third Satrian War had rendered the UFRS in near collapse. As a result of the three nations foreign policy isolation during the 1970's and the perceived success of joint Ajahadyan-Xiaodongese cooperation against Dakata there was widespread calls by the three nations to come to a security arrangement, buffeted by the massive expansion of Xiaodong's nuclear weapons programme and the creation of the Council for Mutual Security and Development in 1981.
|Union of Federated Republics of Satria||Union of Zorasani Irfanic Republics||Auspicious Republic of Xiaodong|
|Coat of arms|
|Political system||Federal presidential republic||Federal Sattarist parliamentary republic||Unitary national principlist republic|
|Current head of state||Salil Balchandra||Vahid Isfandiar||Yuan Xiannian|
|Current head of government||Vimala Balchandra||Farzad Akbari||Xi Yao-tong|
|Area||936,848 km²||2,098,131 km²||TBD km²|
|GDP (nominal)||$811,955 million||$1,809,000 million||$5,301,564 million|
|GDP (nominal) per capita||$4,888||$10,455||$9,574|
The Rongzhuo Strategic Protocol Organisation's governing document is the eponymous Rongzhuo Strategic Protocol. The Protocol commits its members to a policy of collective defence wherein if one member is attacked the other states will commit support to that state.
ROSPO is divided between two main bodies of administration - a civilian wing and a military wing. The ROSPO Council - a meeting of the nations top executive leaders such as heads of state, government, foreign and defence ministers - is the highest body of the organisation meeting every month or during emergencies to determine ROSPO policy. The council is chaired by the ROSPO Chairman. When the Council is not in session, the Chairman also leads the secretariat that handles the day-to-day administration of the organisation and is the main civilian component of the organisation. The current chairman is former Zorasani general Mojtahed Bayat-Zanjani.
The military side of the organisation is based around Supreme Command, which is based in Rongzhuo. Supreme Command officially consists of the defence ministers, chiefs of staff and commanders of armed force branches of the various nations and primarily sets broad military strategy for the organisation. Supreme Command is chaired by the Supreme Commander who has ultimate authority over all deployed ROSPO forces and oversees all ROSPO joint operations and advises the Council and Secretariat on military matters. The current Supreme Commander is Xiaodongese lieutenant general Ren Shaokuan.
Supreme Command has oversight over Operations Command, which handles joint operations themselves. Operations Command is split into four committees - the Coordination Committee for Land Forces, Coordination Committee for Naval Forces, Coordination Committee for Air Forces and Coordination Committee for Intelligence Forces. These committees handle the joint operations and coordinate the member states military forces. Operations Command is led by the Operations Coordinator, the current holder of the office being Ajahadyan air marshal Ramesh Sabanis.
Both the Secretariat and the Supreme Command also oversees the Research Council, which conducts joint research and development.