The original UPS treaty was collectively agreed upon by GATO, NTO, and -AiD-. Due to unfortunate circumstances, it proved to be short lived. UPS v2.0 was written based on the original UPS treaty, by Medic of the Northern Treaty Organization.
Following the leave of every signatory excluding GATO, UPS was officially disbanded on July 21, 2008, following GATO's surrender to the New Pacific Order in the aftermath of the GATO - One Vision War.
In the spirit of acquaintanceship, this accession, based on our devoir to the team color composed of red, orange, and green, is hereby confounded & re-declared by the following Alliances:
- Northern Treaty Organization (NTO), reformed as the Elitist Global Superstructure (EGS)
- Global Alliance and Treaty Organization (GATO)
- New Order of Independence (NOI)
- Mighty Armed States of Honor (M*A*S*H)
- 1 Touch Football (1TF)
- Browncoats (BC)
Signed on the 19th of December 2007, having been ratified by the government of each alliance. Re-signed with the unanimous acceptance of Browncoats 30 March 2008
Definitions of Signatory Status and TypeEdit
1: The term “signatory” and “under-signatory” are hereby noted to proclaim the type of an alliance’s compliance with the treaty.
2 Articles contain a header denoting to whom the article applies to.
2.1 Within each article, the term “signatory” or “signatories” applies to whomever the header of the article denotes, be it signatory or under-signatory, unless otherwise noted.
Article 1: Signatories and Under-signatories agreeEdit
1.1 The signatory alliances and their members, will display a general respect for each and every member of the other signatory alliances, in public and in private, as a gesture of goodwill and perpetual friendship.
1.2 If any members of the signatory alliances are in need of aid, the other alliances will, to the best of their ability, provide such aid. Aid can include though is not limited to, the transfer of funds, soldiers, technology or diplomatic assistance.
1.3 Such aid must be within the limits of reality, and not without reason. An acceptable reason must be stated, or else aid will not be forth coming. Any aid requests made under false pretenses shall be viewed as a breach of this treaty.
1.4 Aid can be sent between the signatory alliances, even if one signatory alliance is at war with a party with which another signatory alliance has a standing non-aggression pact. This agreement shall supersede, in relation to aid only, all standard non-aggression pacts by the signatory alliances.
Article 2: Signatories and Under-signatories agreeEdit
2.1 The signatory alliances shall refrain from any overt or covert offensive action against another signatory member, including any action taken with the intention of provoking war by proxy.
2.2 The signatory alliances shall refrain from giving support or comfort, military, financial, or otherwise, to any enemies of any other signatory. Treaties other than standard NAP's shall not be signed with any enemy of any other signatory; this shall not apply to any existing treaties signed prior to this pact.
2.3 The signatory alliances shall refrain from using team sanctions against the members of other signatory alliances without the consent of the government of the alliance of the targeted nation.
2.4 The signatory alliances agree, in the event a member nation of any signatory alliance is attacked by a member of another signatory alliance, the nation attacking shall be subject to the following: 2.4a. The nation attacking shall immediately offer peace to the nation being attacked. 2.4b. The nation attacking will be responsible for all reparations to be paid for damages accrued. 2.4c. The nation attacking will be subject to criminal sentencing by their alliance government.
Article 3 Signatories and Under-signatories agreeEdit
3.0 Signatories and under-signatories agree that as representatives of the majority of brown team alliances, UPS holds sovereignty over the brown team senate.
3.1 The signatory alliances agree that the brown team senate seats, shall not be fixed to any one alliance, and shall be open for any signatory alliance with the numbers to gain a seat, unless otherwise agreed upon by all signatories. Signatory alliances may choose to combine their votes towards a single shared candidate if they wish.
3.2 Each signatory alliance is free to vote for as many members from their alliance for the team senate as decided by each alliance government. Members of signatory alliances shall not vote for any nation who is not a member of another signatory alliance.
3.3 The signatory alliances agree, in the event one or more of their members currently holds a team senate seat, to comply with all reasonable requests from other signatory alliances regarding team sanctions, within the bounds of article 2, clause 3.
Article 4 Signatories and Under-signatories agreeEdit
4.1 The signatory alliances agree to share all information of worth to the other party. It is agreed that this information shall not be falsified, or changed in any way that benefits any party, signed or not. Such falsifications shall be regarded as a breach of treaty.
4.2 The signatory alliances agree that any intelligence or information relating to a potential threat to any member of a signatory alliance shall be communicated to the relevant alliance as a matter of utmost urgency.
4.3 Information of a sensitive nature shall be communicated via chat-based methods. All other information shared under this article shall be posted on the team forum in the area reserved for leaders of each signatory alliance.
4.4 The signatory alliances agree to inform each other of any offensive war involving more than 10 nations if there is any possibility of diplomatic complications. Any defensive war involving more than 10 nations shall be communicated as soon as possible, under the terms of this article.
Article 5a: Signatories and Under-signatories agreeEdit
5.1a The signatory alliances agree to respect the sovereignty of all other signatory alliances, and of all alliances inhabiting the brown team. They shall refrain from encouraging or demanding the relocation or disbandment of any brown team alliance, unless agreed to by a unanimous vote of the signatory alliances governing bodies.
5.2a In the case that any alliance attempts to violate the sovereignty of a signatory to this pact, by demanding its relocation or disbandment from the brown team, or through military action against a signatory alliance with the intention of the total destruction of the alliance and its members, the signatories of this act are not required, but advised to provide military, economic, and/or diplomatic support in aid of the targeted alliance.
Article 5b: Signatories (only) agreeEdit
5b: Signatory alliances agree to communicate intent of an offensive war involving any alliance with 10 or greater members, and must have the permission of fellow signatories to commit said offensive war. Advance notice must be given 3 days before any offensive military action, unless the military action is in defense of another non-signatory MDP partner.
5.0.1b Signatories shall not engage in offensive military action against any alliance which a fellow signatory is obligated by treaty to defend.
5.0.2b Any pre-emptive conflict in which there is beforehand knowledge of attempted aggressive actions by a non-signatory alliance towards a signatory alliance shall be labeled a defensive war.
5.1b Signatory alliances are required to provide military aid to other signatories in cases of defensive conflict immediately, if requested by the targeted alliance. However, if the attacked alliance(s) are under assault due to covert activities or have proven to have caused the war with no attempts to remedy the situation, it shall be deemed an aggressive action.
5.1.1b The defense pact does not carry over multiple chains. IE: If a signatory attacks another alliance in defense of a non-signatory alliance, signatories are not required to, but are strongly encouraged to assist the signatory alliance should another alliance attack them due to their original attack.
5.2b Signatory alliances may offer military assistance to any fellow signatory in the event of an offensive war. Notice of all of offensive military actions shall be given no less than 2 days (48 hours) in advance of action.
5.3b In cases where multiple signatories are involved in war with the same external party, no signatory shall come to an agreement with the external party without advanced notice and the agreement of the warring signatories to this pact, including but not limited to alliance surrenders and ceasefires. Notice of any intent to surrender or obtain a ceasefire must be given at least 2 days (48 hours) in advance.
Article 6 Signatories agreeEdit
6.1 As representatives of the Brown Team, all members of UPS reserve right to intervene in any situations involving alliances that deemed to be hazardous to brown stability and unity. By no means does this cover individual nations outside of established alliances.
Article 7 Signatories and Under-signatories agreeEdit
7.1 The signatory alliances agree by signing this treaty, they are implied signatories of the Brown Team Trading Pact (BTTP), found here: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhqmcnsz_1g6xhkd
7.1.1 Signatories of the BTTP are not retroactive to this treaty and must be signatories of this treaty to receive the benefits of it.
7.1.2 Any terms and articles in the BTTP shall not override terms laid out in this treaty.
Article 8 Signatories and Under-signatories agreeEdit
8.1 This pact shall be binding in full on all signatory alliances, and all members of a signatory alliance, until such time as a signatory withdraws from the pact, or the pact is cancelled in full by mutual decision of the signatories.
8.2 In the event a signatory alliance wishes to withdraw from this pact, they must give four (4) days notice to all other signatory alliances, and provide a full explanation in their embassy on each signatories’ forum as to the reasons for their withdrawal.
8.3 In the event a member nation of any signatory alliance breaches a clause of this pact, the alliance government of the relevant member shall take reasonable action against the nation to ensure compliance with this pact.
8.4 In the event a signatory alliance breaches a major element of this pact, the other signatory alliances may expel the alliance in breach, by a unanimous vote of the remaining signatory alliances. In the event of minor breaches of this pact by a signatory alliance, the other signatories commit to seek full diplomatic resolution of the matter.
8.5 The terms of this treaty may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of signatory alliances, with each alliance getting one vote.
8.6 Other brown team alliances may be invited to join this pact, via a unanimous vote of the founding signatory alliances. Non-brown team alliances, including multi-team alliances with brown team nations, cannot be invited to sign this pact.
8.7 The terms of this treaty supersede any previous MDPs/NAPs/PIATs or other agreements between signatories.
Signed for the EGSEdit
*Prime Minister - BrotherInArms
- Minister of the Interior - Grifeon
- Minister of Defense - Souseiseki
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - Rorschach
- Minister of Finances - Hairy Rodent
- Minister of Recruitment – Spotter5
- Judge Advocate General – BaconGod
The Elitist Global Superstructure withdrew from UPS v2.0 on April 2nd, 2008
Signed for GATOEdit
- Arciel, Assembly Chairman
- Kevlar, Minister of Foreign Affairs
- 10th Congress of GATO
Signed for NOIEdit
*High Chancellor - Arturion
- High Chancellor - Mahasoor
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - Bionic Redhead
- Minister of Intelligence - Kalus
- Minister of Internal Affairs - PiTViPeR
- Minister of Finance - Stealth Assasin
- Minister of Defense - Pyroman
New Order of Independence withdrew from UPS v2.0 on April 24th, 2008
Signed for -AID-Edit
*Matthew117 - Alliance President
- Mordd - Senator, Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Andorra3 - Senator, Minister of Defence
- JayBagz - Senator, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Kirstenmichelle - Senator, Recruitment Minister
- Tripnosis - Senator
The Alliance of International Defence withdrew from UPS v2.0 on January 18th, 2008
Signed for M*A*S*HEdit
*Commanding Officer - Col.FitsWilliam
- Executive Officer - Tweak1029
- Senior Drill Instructor - BoomerisGod
- Foreign Affairs Officer - Lady Ariana
- Elder Council - Flonker
M*A*S*H withdrew from UPS v2.0 on April 25th, 2008
Signed for BrowncoatsEdit
*Prime Minister - ChairmanHal
- Deputy Prime Minister - HollowEyes
- Home Minister - Durim
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - Veneke
- Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs - The Flyting Scotsman
- Minister of Defense - Mechanus
Browncoats withdrew from UPS v2.0 on April 25th, 2008
Signed for ANAEdit
*Luxornv - Minister of Internal Affairs
- Pyromitsu - Minister of Finance
- Guardian - Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Mdawgmike - Minister of Census
The Alliance of Neutral Armadas withdrew from UPS v2.0 on March 15th, 2008
Signed for the OTF AllianceEdit
*President - Synth_FG
- Prime Minister – CilldaraOTF
The OTF Alliance withdrew from UPS v2.0 on February 17th, 2008
Signed for LENEdit
*Daemon - Consul
- Coloradia - Consul
- SoX - Tribune of Foreign Affairs
- Illuminatus - Tribune of Foreign Affairs
The League of Extraordinary Nations withdrew from UPS v2.0 on February 17th, 2008
Signed for 1TFEdit
*Mayzie - Managing Director
- Nickyh - Marketing Director
- DonGorem - Team Manager
- Mikiz - Club Captain
1 Touch Football withdrew from UPS v2.0 on May 7th, 2008
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