| Merge notice|
This alliance merged to become part of The Resistance.
Merger occurred on/around 8/19/2011
More info is available here.
|MERC Motto: "Fight Together, So We All Come Home."|
|Founded||April 1st, 2008|
as of 8/14/2011
|Total Nations||▼ 4|
|Avg. Strength||▲ 40,967|
The Military Establishment of Righteous Countries (MERC) was founded by Jack Whiterstein on April 1, 2008.
The Military Establishment of Righteous Countries CharterEdit
Article I. IntroductionEdit
We of MERC hereby proclaim ourselves an independent alliance free of any past bonds. MERC was founded on April 1, 2008 by Jack Whiterstein. We will help all nations, young and old, better themselves by whatever is in our power to do.
Article II. Joining the allianceEdit
To join our alliance, one must submit a post in our forum including the following:
- Your Ruler Name
- Your Nation Name
- Link To Nation
- Your Team Color
- In any wars, if so, who with?
- Past Alliances
- Current Nation Strength
I, <State Ruler name> of <State Nation name>, hereby pledge my support to MERC. I will be loyal to them and to their goals. I will be an active member, both in Cybernations and on the forums. I shall not provide information to our enemies. I will uphold MERC’s Charter. By providing my name in the above space, I agree to follow everything stated in this paragraph.
Article III. Our GovernmentEdit
The Military Establishment of Righteous Countries is lead by a Premier. The Premier is a semi-permanent position held only by the founder or the founder’s successor. If the founder were to step down from his position he would appoint a new Premier giving him the same power and responsibility he held. His powers include being able to sign treaties, declare war, and disband the alliance.
The second in command is the Deputy Premier. He/she serves as Premier only if the Premier is absent or is unable to perform their duties. Their power is to co-sign treaties with the Premier.
Lastly are the Chancellors. There are six chancellery, they are:
- Chancellery of Foreign Affairs
- Chancellery of Internal Affairs
- Chancellery of Defense
- Chancellery of Finances
- Chancellery of Justice
- Chancellery of Recruitment
Their powers include the ability to sign treaties and declare war.
Article IV. ElectionsEdit
On every first of the month elections will be held for each position, besides the Premier’s. These elections will last for five days. After which the leading candidate will gain the power and responsibilities of the position. There is no set limit on the times a person may be elected to a position.
Article V. WarsEdit
Section 1. Declaration of WarEdit
The Military Establishment of Righteous Countries is a peaceful alliance. With that being said, we will defend ourselves and ideals if they are threatened. If war is the final option then the only way war can be declared is by the Premier or a majority vote of the Chancellors. While in war, the Chancellery of Defense will aid the Premier in all matters of the war, be tactics or what to do. Any nation that refuses to follow the Premier’s orders will be banned from the alliance and substitute to attacks be MERC members.
Section 2. Nuclear WeaponsEdit
We will maintain a policy of “I won’t use them if you won’t” on nuclear weapons. Individual nations may purchase nuclear ordnance, but only the Premier will decide when to use them.
Article VI. DiplomacyEdit
All treaties will need to be thoroughly examined and debated within the alliance by its members of the government before they can be voted upon. A simple majority of government members is needed.
Article VII. AmendmentsEdit
Amendments may be made to this documents after it is ratified. Amendments can be suggested by the Premier, Deputy Premier, or the Chancellors. All that is required is the voting majority of all government members.
Article VIII. Disciplinary ActionEdit
1) Unsanctioned WarsEdit
In compliance with The Charter of the Military Establishment of Righteous Countries our Alliance is one that wishes to build strong nations of independent means by peaceful means. An act of war initiated by a member of MERC without the consent of the Premier, Deputy Premier, or the Chancellors of Government or under a Declaration of War as determined by the Alliance is a punishable offense that will result in any number of the following actions.
1a) Banishment from MERC 1b) Sanctions in monetary fines and trade sanctions equal to the offense as deemed appropriate by the Governing counsel and the Chancellor of Justice. a) Failure to pay sanction fines will result in immediate banishment and subsequent military action against the offending nation. 1c) A probationary period of 1 to 3 months deemed appropriate by the Governing Counsel and the Chancellor of Justice. a) Probation is a defined time in which the member nation must conform to Justice Policy or be banished from the Military Establishment of Righteous Countries.
2) Member DisputesEdit
In compliance with The Charter of MERC our Alliance is one that wishes our members to get along peacefully and work together for a common goal. Member disputes are something that is unavoidable, but there is action you can take to resolve such matters.
2a) All member disputes should be brought to the Chancellor of Internal Affairs. He will mediate the issue and propose a resolution. The member states may then agree to his/her resolution and settle the dispute, or they may nullify his decision and settle the dispute through private negotiations that they both find agreeable. a) If the resolution agreed upon is not followed through by one or both of the parties involved the Chancellor of Internal Affairs will determine a FINAL resolution that cannot be petitioned and must be followed. If the final resolution is not adhered to this offense may be punished by any number of actions cited in sections 1a-1c.
3) Member ConductEdit
In compliance with The Charter of MERC our Alliance is one that wishes for its members to be a shining light across the world. Your conduct should reflect this in public forums. The use of threatening or offensive language or abusive tactics against member states or foreign nations is a punishable offense and can result in any number of the actions cited in sections 1a-1c.
4) The Chancellor of JusticeEdit
The Chancellor of Justice agrees to abide by all rules set forth herein, and claims no exemption to these rules. If the Chancellor or any Chancellor is found in violation of the rules herein, he/she is subject to the penalties that any other member nation would face. The Chancellor of Justice reserves the right to change the rules herein by VOTE only. He must present the case for a change in Justice Policy to his/her fellow Chancellors and Premiers and the amendment(s) will be put to a vote among the Governing Counsel. The vote must achieve a 2/3 majority in order to become law. Upon becoming law the Chancellor must put into writing these new laws and make them available to all member nations. Failure to adhere to this policy can result in the actions described in sections 1a-1c, and can also result in the loss of his/her position as Chancellor of Justice.
The Military Establishment of Righteous Countries (MERC) was founded by Jack Whiterstein on April 1, 2008. MERC's first treaty was a PIAT with the Crimson Brigade (1st), but Crimson Brigade soon merged into Another Alliance. About 6 months after its formation, and several raids, MERC decided to search for a protectorate treaty. MERC first went to the then new alliance of Athens, but negotiations broke down due to a color dispute. MERC then decided to search on its home Black sphere, and found Element. After a short while of lulz-worthy conversation, a protectorate was signed.
The bond between Element and MERC was strong, so it came as a bit of a surprise to MERC government when Element announced its intent to merge into the Dark Evolution. The protectorate was carried over to the Dark Evolution, and life was good. As the Karma War raged on, the Dark Evolution fought, and MERC wondered what to do to help our close friends. The Karma War was over before anything could be arranged though. Around this time, MERC signed a PIAT with WANG, but the treaty was canceled shortly after due to WANG's merge into FoB.
The Dark Evolution was one of the biggest factors of MERC joining NOIR, a black sphere unity/economics bloc. MERC is one of the founding alliances of NOIR, as well as the smallest NOIR alliance. About half a year after the formation of NOIR, the Dark Evolution surprised MERC again when they announced they would be merging into Athens, a long ago contact of MERC from when it was searching for a protector. Around this time, Crimson Brigade (2nd) reformed, and the PIAT was revived. Crimson Brigade merged to form the Crimson Auric Legion, and the PIAT carried over. The PIAT carried over again when Crimson Auric Legion merged into the Centurion Brotherhood.
The protectorate treaty was carried over to Athens, much to the joy of the MERC government. As MERC was trying to build a solid relationship with the new Athens government, a major impediment of this was the new alliance Menotah, whom MERC eventually befriended and signed a PIAT with. At the outbreak of the Second Unjust War, MERC government leaned to the side of Poison Clan due to NOIR. With the close of the Second Unjust War, and the start of the TOP-C&G War, MERC government decided that it would honor the oDP section of the NOIR treaty, and attack Quantum. MERC fought well, though ineffectively due to its history of peace.
During the summer of 2011, Athens, Greenland Republic and =LOST= merged to form the Last Remnants. The protectorate treaty with Athens was transferred to the Last Remnants. After around three and a half years of not much happening, MERC government decided to let MERC go and merge into the Resistance. The merge was finalized on the 19 August 2011.
- NOIR Economic Treaty Official Declaration
- Element/Dark Evolution/Athens/The Last Remnants - MERC Protectorate
- Menotah - MERC PIAT