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|Sydalene Embassy, Yerushalayim||Yisraeli Embassy, Ostracine|
The Count of Vecchia
Relations between Sydalon and Yisrael have spanned over three centuries since the end of the First West Scipian War and the founding of the modern Kingdom of Yisrael. Relations between the early Crusader State Kingdom of Sydalon and earlier pre-royal Jewish realms date as far back to the 1230s during the First Crusade. Both kingdoms developed early and nascent nationalist visions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and engaged in a series of wars known as the West Scipian Wars as well as a nearly 80-year-long West Scipian Contention. Both nations took steps to settle a permanent peace in the late 1960s and early 1970s, resulting in the 1973 Yarden Accords, which stabilized centuries of conflicting geopolitical and historical claims. By the 1990s and into the early 2000s, most observers agree that Sydalon and Yisrael maintain warming, cordial relations.
|Kingdom of Sydalon||Kingdom of Yisrael|
|Populations||14.7 million (2017)||21.4 million (2020)|
|Area||119,820 km2||150,304 km2|
|Government||Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy||Federal presidential constitutional monarchy|
|Current Leader||HRM Queen Melisende III
(head of state and government)
Chancellor Erwan de Montfort
(de facto head of government)
|HRM King Hezekiah III|
(head of state)
President Yitzchok Katz
(head of government)
|Official languages||Sydalene||Modern Hebrew, Allamunnic English and Yiddish|
|Main religions||Christianity 88.4%
|GDP (nominal) (2020)||$403.1 billion ($27,425 per capita)||$892.92 billion ($41,794 per capita)|
Early modern era
Trade and economics
Police agencies in both countries have little interaction or cooperation, but in 1991, both states signed a bilateral extradition treaty.
In 1978, Ostracine and Yerushalayim signed a counter-terrorism agreement, called the Sydalene-Yisraeli Treaty on Counter Terrorism, in reaction to the post-Yarden explosion in Christian and Jewish terrorist groups and acts within both nations.
Military and security
The Sydalon-Yisrael border is perhaps the most militarized frontier in the world, mostly straddling the Judean Mountains and the Yarden River as its known in Yisrael, or the Cultavida River as its known in Sydalon. All land border regions are fenced and patrolled except for the highest mountainous areas and maritime frontiers.
The Sydalene Defense Forces and Royal Yisraeli Defense Forces maintain a series of fortifications and permanent garrisons and bases along the border areas, though each has relaxed the amount of offensive forces within 50 miles of the border in the years after the 1973 Accords.
Border controls and immigration
The kingdoms have three land border checkpoints accessible by motor vehicle, as well as a separate checkpoint for cross-border rail transport via the West Scipian Railway. There are dedicated customs and immigration checkpoints and spot inspections at the major seaports and airports in both countries.
According a Yarden Accords corollary agreement, both border security agencies participate in the Border Control Board, a confidence-building measure that created warmer cooperation between the two formerly hostile organizations.