The League of Old Continent Nations
LOCN is currently in development. The following nations are the 'preliminary
members' (in alphabetical order):
Armatirion, including the Region of Sylvian
Other eligable member-nations of LOCN are:
These have not yet joined the LOCN-talks, but are welcome
to do so.
The talks have so far resulted in the following concrete proposals for statutes
(discussions over them are not included here):
LOCNs aim will be to launch and enforce international laws
and/or regulations to ensure that peace and harmony will prevail on our
[Initial proposal for LOCN]
From Northern Gronk:
1. LOCN is a regional organization of Old
2. Members of LOCN could be any nation willing that is
sovereign on the territory of the Old Continent and surrounding islands.
Guest status could be granted to semi-independant territories.
4. The aim of
LOCN is to promote and support regional cooperation of the member
5. LOCN supports non-violent conflict solutions. LOCN enchourages
its members to such actions.
6. Members of LOCN fully retain their
independance and sovereignity. LOCN is not a political/military alliance - it is
a forum for solving common problems and enchancement of multilatery
From Eastern Zartania:
Proposed Statutes Concerning the Formation
of the LOCN
1. The LOCN membership must be restricted to
only those nations whose mainland resides on the Old Continent. Nations having
colonies or outlying territory on or near the Old Continent may send
representatives as observers, but may not take an active part in the actual
proceedings of the organizations. Only actual LOCN members may vote on items
2. The member-states of the LOCN must agree to renounce
the use of warfare as a method for solving disputes between members. The LOCN is
dedicated to the pursuit of peaceful solutions to international disputes.
All member-states of the LOCN shall retain full sovereignty and jurisdiction
over their internal affairs. The LOCN shall in no way be used to coerce,
undermine, or subvert the internal government policies or politics of its
member-states. All members of the LOCN shall agree to refrain from such
interfering on a national level as well.
4. The LOCN will support and aid the
mutual cooperation of nations of the Old Continent in regards to trade
relations, international economics, humanitarian efforts, etc.
5. Any nation
deemed to be acting against the goals of the LOCN and against its stated
principles and guidelines, may be removed from the league, to be readmitted at a
later date through compliance with the stated guidelines and principles.
Likewise, any nation which feels that its needs are not being met by the LOCN,
or that the league is ignoring its obligations, may voluntarily withdraw from
the league. Re-admitance of such a nation will be left to the discretion of the
1. The LOCN shall guarantee and
preserve the territorial integrity of all member-nations. An attack upon one
shall be perceived as an attack upon all. This would create a military alliance
between member-states of the LOCN. The Kingdom would be willing to accept this
item as a supplementary part of the LOCN. Any LOCN members wishing to join could
do so, but would not be required to do so. A division or subsidiary of the LOCN
could be established to handle this aspect of the organization. The alliance
would be for defensive purposes only. This aspect would also allow for the
creation of a multi-national military force under an LOCN appointed commander
and general staff, which could be used to intervene on behalf of member-states'
governments in order to suppress rebellion, help keep order in time of internal
2. The LOCN shall help regulate and open trade between
member-states on a reciprocal most-favored-nation status. This would create an
economic alliance between member-states. Again, the Kingdom is willing to see
this aspect added as a subsidiary of the LOCN: open for those who wish to
partake, but not required.
3. The LOCN general body shall be allowed to
formulate and interpret international laws to apply to the interactions between
members states. Such laws would be considered binding by all members, and
enforcable by the above-mentioned military aspect of the LOCN. This aspect is
tied irrevocably to the approval of Suggestion #1.
4. The bylaws and statues
of the LOCN shall be open to amendment and addition by consent of the
member-states. Details to be determined later.