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((This is a mixed OOC/IC thread for the conducting of formal diplomacy with both the Democratic Republic of Faramount and the People's Republic of Faramount. Please be sure to mark OOC communications here as such; please be sure to address IC communications to the appropriate government.))

Democratic Republic of Faramount

The Democratic Republic of Faramount conducts foreign affairs through the Ministry of State's Department of Foreign Affairs. The Minister of State is in effect the nation's foreign minister, despite also overseeing a number of other government functions. The Minister of State is presently Arthur Durand.

Diplomatic Practices
Faramount grants diplomatic immunity (and requires nations accepting an embassy to grant diplomatic immunity) to all foreign diplomatic and consular personnel. This diplomatic immunity does not extend to civil fines (e.g.: parking tickets) or civil affairs unrelated to diplomatic/consular operations (e.g.: a private suit for an off-duty car accident). Faramount grants (and requires nations accepting an embassy to grant) full diplomatic protections to foreign embassies and consulates.

Faramount operates small diplomatic missions, usually comprised of a single ambassador (who doubles as consul), 2-3 diplomatic staff, 5-6 security staff (equipped with only small arms), and 5-6 local staff.  Faramount usually looks to occupy a standalone 1-2 story office building.
Faramount allows foreign nations wide latitude in designing their missions in Port Jacqueline. Faramount allows foreign nations to equip security staff with small arms and a limited number of armored vehicles.

Diplomatic Relations
Andunic Consortium, the
Overview: Guarded
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Cristina, the Free Port of
Overview: Guarded
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Derthalen, the Holy Empire of
Overview: Friendly
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange
Major Trade Partner

Fulgistan, the Worker's Republic of
Overview: War

Iverica, the Republic of
Overview: Neutral
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Karillia, the Grand Duchy of
Overview: Neutral
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Limonaia, the Grand Duchy of
Overview: Friendly
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange
Major Trade Partner

Mauridiviah, the Most Serene Republic of
Overview: Guarded
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Orioni Empire, The
Overview: Neutral
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Prymont, the United States of
Overview: Guarded
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Rihan Republic, the
Overview: Friendly
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Sunset Sea Islands, the Radiant Republic of
Overview: Neutral
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Tagmatium, the Greater Holy Empire of
Overview: Guarded
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Tikva, the State of
Overview: Netural
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Unified Variotan State, the
Overview: Friendly
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange
Major Trade Partner

People's Republic of Faramount

The People's Republic of Faramount conducts foreign affairs through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The current foreign minister is Aaron Dufresne.

Diplomatic Practices
The People's Republic operates single-member diplomatic missions, usually comprised of a volunteer expatriate already residing in the host nation. The embassy itself usually consists of an office within the embassy of the Worker's Republic of Fulgistan. The People's Republic allows nations that recognize it to have their ambassador to Fulgistan double as ambassador to the People's Republic.

Diplomatic Relations
Ahrana, the Federation of
Overview: Friendly
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission exchange

Amharic Social Republic
Overview: Allied
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Bahinar, the Free Social Republic of
Overview: Allied
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Fulgistan, the Worker's Republic of
Overview: Allied
Hosts government
Mission Exchange
Provides financial and military assistance to Faramount.

Qothwane Confederation
Overview: Allied
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange

Sunset Sea Islands, the Radiant Republic of
Overview: Neutral

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Democratic Republic of Faramount:

Due to the totalitarian nature of the regime, I would imagine that the 'official' overview between us would be somewhat neutral or friendly (if there's some historic reason for it, long-term economic ties, etc. to justify it). That being said, we would be trying to get our fingers in the pie in regards to mining industries, the automotive industry, the arms industry and presumably some others. IC'ly, Het Huisselant is slowly reducing the mining industry in an effort to both appease environmentalists and the domestic market, as there are enough nations that are cheaper to get materials from due to cheap labor, bad labor laws etc. Our automotive company, Altvarna Automotive, would presumably be interesting for your people, as we specialize in cheap mini cars. I'm planning on a rework of the thread, you'll see a lot more models once that's done including some very nice three-wheelers.

Varinco is the largest Alharun arms manufacturer and, wild guesstimate, largest land armaments manufacturer of the 'New World'. We're also quite proud of selling to almost everyone and having products fitting every price bracket. IRL, it's mostly Soviet/Iran/Iraq/Pakistan/North Korean items. We're not bleeding edge but you can't go wrong with Varinco equipment. You can check out my catalog, there's a lot on there but not everything. If there's something you need that you can't find, feel free to PM me and I'll check my spreadsheets to see what I can offer you. 

Another avenue could be tourism, depending on what rules there are in regards to prostitution, gambling, drugs, etc. IC'ly, there are business like the Heerefal Casino Resorts that would be interested in expanding (or having, of course, I'm open to retroactively arranging pretty much anything) into poorer parts of the world. There's always a market for cheap holidays.

Additionally, we're not opposed to handling bribes, showing officials a good time, that sort of thing. Of course, that also has a limit. If we pay someone, we expect them to deliver.

People's Republic of Faramount:

I'm leaning towards not recognizing them. Communism isn't popular in Het Huisselant and we would be trying to get into or trying to keep us on the good side of the DRF. Recognizing the DRF as sole legitimate government of Faramount would, presumably, help with that.

Christian Fundamentalists:

Het Huisselant, as a Federal Republic, contains autonomous states. One of those is the Kerke fan'es Huisselant, the state of the Variotan Christian Church. We're somewhat similar to Catholicism but there's a lot more hedonism and what not worked in. The leader of the Kerke fan'es Huisselant, the Heere fan'es Ghestilikke (loosely translated into Man/Gentleman/Male Leader of the Faithful) is the equivalent of the Pope (the current history states that there was a schism between an unnamed pope and the VCC but I'm thinking of rewriting that).

Depending on your brand of Christianity, it's quite possible that the current Heere fan'es Ghestlikke, Gillofan V, will maintain some form of relations with this group. Perhaps even support their evangelic operations.

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1 hour ago, Variota said:

Democratic Republic of Faramount:

Due to the totalitarian nature of the regime, I would imagine that the 'official' overview between us would be somewhat neutral or friendly (if there's some historic reason for it, long-term economic ties, etc. to justify it). That being said, we would be trying to get our fingers in the pie in regards to mining industries, the automotive industry, the arms industry and presumably some others. IC'ly, Het Huisselant is slowly reducing the mining industry in an effort to both appease environmentalists and the domestic market, as there are enough nations that are cheaper to get materials from due to cheap labor, bad labor laws etc. Our automotive company, Altvarna Automotive, would presumably be interesting for your people, as we specialize in cheap mini cars. I'm planning on a rework of the thread, you'll see a lot more models once that's done including some very nice three-wheelers.

 Varinco is the largest Alharun arms manufacturer and, wild guesstimate, largest land armaments manufacturer of the 'New World'. We're also quite proud of selling to almost everyone and having products fitting every price bracket. IRL, it's mostly Soviet/Iran/Iraq/Pakistan/North Korean items. We're not bleeding edge but you can't go wrong with Varinco equipment. You can check out my catalog, there's a lot on there but not everything. If there's something you need that you can't find, feel free to PM me and I'll check my spreadsheets to see what I can offer you. 

Another avenue could be tourism, depending on what rules there are in regards to prostitution, gambling, drugs, etc. IC'ly, there are business like the Heerefal Casino Resorts that would be interested in expanding (or having, of course, I'm open to retroactively arranging pretty much anything) into poorer parts of the world. There's always a market for cheap holidays.

Additionally, we're not opposed to handling bribes, showing officials a good time, that sort of thing. Of course, that also has a limit. If we pay someone, we expect them to deliver.

Faramount and Varinco definitely sound like they'd be on close terms. The Teroux regime welcomes foreign oil/mining investments; there is only light regulation and light taxation, yet substantial government defense. The Teroux regime also welcomes tourism; prostitution, gambling, and drugs are all legal in Faramount; the nation's age of consent is a mere 13 years old; the nation has no real visa requirement for entry. I imagine we'd be a huge market for minis -- and Teroux would do everything he could to encourage any kind of industrial investment. Corruption is everywhere in Faramount, too, so pretty much everything is negotiable. Here's what I'll add in, if it sounds good to you (though we can certainly get into more specifics):

Unified Variotan State
Overview: Friendly
Reciprocal Recognition
Mission Exchange
Mining Presence
Tourism Presence

Fleur de Lys actually supplies Faramount with obsolete armaments at a discount, so that's mostly what the military would be using, I'm afraid.

1 hour ago, Variota said:

People's Republic of Faramount:

I'm leaning towards not recognizing them. Communism isn't popular in Het Huisselant and we would be trying to get into or trying to keep us on the good side of the DRF. Recognizing the DRF as sole legitimate government of Faramount would, presumably, help with that.

Christian Fundamentalists:

Het Huisselant, as a Federal Republic, contains autonomous states. One of those is the Kerke fan'es Huisselant, the state of the Variotan Christian Church. We're somewhat similar to Catholicism but there's a lot more hedonism and what not worked in. The leader of the Kerke fan'es Huisselant, the Heere fan'es Ghestilikke (loosely translated into Man/Gentleman/Male Leader of the Faithful) is the equivalent of the Pope (the current history states that there was a schism between an unnamed pope and the VCC but I'm thinking of rewriting that).

Depending on your brand of Christianity, it's quite possible that the current Heere fan'es Ghestlikke, Gillofan V, will maintain some form of relations with this group. Perhaps even support their evangelic operations.

Sounds reasonable on the first count. I should probably specify on the second count -- these aren't mere fundamentalists. They're a violent resistance group. I will edit that in above.

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I realise that this is OOC, but following on from Variota's example, this seems to be the easiest way to do it.


Democratic Republic of Faramount: The Imperial Government finds the regime of Teroux distasteful. It is a military dictatorship hateful to the people of Ahromaneia, strong are their traditions of democracy, guided as it is by the hand of God.

There is a small faction within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that views Faramount as a potential ally within the area, but this group doesn't have much of a say. They are drowned out by attempts to influence the Christian militias, fruitless as these might be.

The Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion doesn't recognise the potential of Faramount, so is underestimating its possible importance. This then guides its indifference towards the affairs of the country and its totalitarian government, bar mild meddling in the Christian Fundamentalists.

As such, Tagmatium recognises the de facto dictatorship as the legitimate government of Faramount, despite significant misgivings and expects, demands, a reciprocation of it, as the centre of civilisation, culture and piety. This includes an exchange of representatives.

However, as yet, the Imperial Government's attention isn't turned towards Faramount, as they are not viewed as having much in the way of an impact on Tagmatium's strategic plan towards the New World, although this may change depending on circumstances.

People's Republic of Faramount: There are aspects of a Socialist group that are inherently opposed to some of those of the Megas Agios Basileia Arhomanion. This by itself means that Tagmatium views the People's Republic with a level of coldness.

It isn't recognised by Tagmatium as the legitimate government, but neither is it definitively viewed as a terrorist organisation. If the faction that was advocating more involvement with Paramount gained any traction, it would suggest trying to get contacts within the supposed government-in-exile. If only to keep options open.

Christian Fundamentalists: This is the group that the Greater Holy Empire keeps the wariest of eyes upon. Although certainly a Christian nation, Tagmatium considers itself the guardian of members of that religion. Whether they want it or not. In practice, this may not be entirely pursued equally with regards to all denominations. Tagmatium will primarily look out for those that share its brand of Christianity, but will often use shared faith as an excuse to meddle in other nations' affairs.

The government would view any terroristic Christian faction with a degree of scepticism and especially not endorse it if it was trying to destabilise a country Tagmatium had no particular argument with. In the case of Faramount, the Imperial Government would try to use its influence to support a ceasefire in favour of the Democratic Republic, with an eye to winning favour. However, if it seems that a force that might be more amenable to Tagmatine aims might come up with support was thrown behind a militia, and if it wouldn't mean that Tagmatium itself got bogged down, then it might consider that angle.

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Sounds good, Tag. I'll edit in info for relations with the DR.

The Christian fundamentalists are probably a little radical for you. But there'd be plenty of room for evangelicalism in Faramount, if your church was interested. The most popular religion historically has been Limonaian Tacolism, but because of that church's good relationship with the dictatorial regime, there's a slow movement away from it. In the cities, that's meant a rise in irreligiousness. But in the countryside, a lot of people have been looking to other Christian faiths. Maybe Tag could have some religious missions trying to take advantage?

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On 7/21/2018 at 12:48 PM, Faramount said:

Sounds good, Tag. I'll edit in info for relations with the DR.

The Christian fundamentalists are probably a little radical for you. But there'd be plenty of room for evangelicalism in Faramount, if your church was interested. The most popular religion historically has been Limonaian Tacolism, but because of that church's good relationship with the dictatorial regime, there's a slow movement away from it. In the cities, that's meant a rise in irreligiousness. But in the countryside, a lot of people have been looking to other Christian faiths. Maybe Tag could have some religious missions trying to take advantage?

I'd definitely do that. The churches that make up the Tagmatine Orthodox Church would be happy to despatch missionaries. Spreading the light of Christ and Aroman civilisation across the world.

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