Xiao-Estmerish Jindao Treaty

Xiao-Estmerish Jindao Treaty
Treaty Between the Federated Republics of Estmere and the Auspicious Republic of Xiaodong on the Sovereignty of Jindao
Signed13 May 1990
LocationRongzhuo, Xiaodong
Effective1 February 1991

The Xiao-Estmerish Jindao Treaty is an internationally-recognised binding treaty signed by the countries of Estmere and Xiaodong in the Xiaodongese capital, Rongzhuo, on May 13, 1990. The treaty outlines the expectations and procedures regarding the transfer of sovereignty of Jindao from Estmere to Xiaodong, who had been pressuring for the city to be returned since the conclusion of the Xiaodongese Civil War in 1940.

Summarised, the treaty outlines the expectations of Estmere for the institutions of democracy, freedom of religion, free speech and other liberties installed during colonial rule from Estmere to remain in place indefinitely whilst the city is placed under Xiaodongese rule. The Xiaodongese end of the treaty accepts these expectations and promises to uphold them while the treaty remains a binding document. Since the handover was completed in late 1996, the treaty's terms have been backed by Estmere, the Euclean Community, and COMSED, who have all voiced continued public support for the treaty. Despite this, Xiaodong is still criticised for eroding these freedoms in Jindao, particularly the institution of democracy, whereby the Chief Executive of Jindao is becoming increasingly under the jurisdiction of the Chairperson of the State Presidium.

The treaty's signing sparked mass protests in Jindao against the terms of the treaty, particularly due to the formation of ROSPO with Zorasan seven years prior. Despite these protests, the terms of the treaty went unrevised and the handover of Jindao was completed as scheduled following the conclusion of the Chanwan War in 1996. In Xiaodong, April 10 is celebrated as Victory over Imperialism Day (帝国主义纪念日胜利), marking the official handover date of Jindao.