|That GOD-Damned Treaty|
The Text of the TreatyEdit
Article I. SovereigntyEdit
Both signatories shall retain their sovereignty and shall not take any action, directly or indirectly, that would threaten the sovereignty of the other signatory, in any way, ever.
Article II. Non-AggressionEdit
Both signatories pledge to refrain from any attacks upon the other, be it directly or indirectly. Both signatories shall not condone any acts of aggression toward the other nor use sanctions upon the other. Both signatories also pledge that diplomacy shall be the first action taken in any incident with regards to one another.
Article III. Mutual DefenseEdit
An act of war upon one signatory is to be considered an act of war upon the other and will be responded to with all available force, no activation required.
Article IV. Chaining ClauseEdit
The undersigned acknowledge that Article III will be rendered temporarily optional if one or more is brought to war by way of outside treaty.
Article V. Optional AggressionEdit
If a signatory wishes to pursue a offensive war and a request for assistance has been sent to the other signatory, then the respective signatory isn't required, but is encouraged, to provide assistance. In such cases of an offensive war, the signatories shall share all information pertinent to said war.
Article VI. CivilityEdit
Both signatories and its respective members shall remain civil to the other in any public area and any disagreements shall be solved through private channels.
Article VII. CommunicationEdit
Both signatories shall remain in constant communication, either through forums or other forms of communication.
Article VIII. EspionageEdit
Neither signatory shall engage in any acts of espionage or conduct any acts malicious in nature toward the other signatory, including but not limited to condoning acts of aggression upon the other and aiding an enemy. If any information is found that concerns either signatory, the other shall provide said information immediately and without delays. If either signatory is found in violation of either condition, it is considered grounds for immediate termination. This pretty much goes without saying but we're going to anyway, because we're professional like that.
If either signatory wishes to withdraw from this treaty for any reason, they must inform the other forty-eight hours in advance where the treaty shall still remain active until the closure of aforementioned period. Article II will remain active for seventy-two hours after withdrawal.