(OOC thread located here.)
Oil Producing Europan Countries (OPEC, /?o?p?k/ oh-pek) is an intergovernmental organization of petroleum-exporting nations. The countries account for a large volume of Europan oil production and "proven" oil reserves, making OPEC a major influence on oil prices.
OPEC's stated mission is "to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its member countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets, in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers, and a fair return on capital for those investing in the petroleum industry."
As of 2016, OPEC's members are:
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"Yep, Confirmed boss. Theres Oil under them islands."
"Great! Drilling teams ready?"
"Sure are. We have six tams ready now, and another four can be sent over in the next few days."
"What about outsiders? Oil is becoming very "expensive" these days, can we run that risk of outsiders?"
"This is why we are not making this public, and why i've been a little sneaky. I've hired Vickers Contractors to protect the drilling teams. If anyone gets to close the Adaptons have to commit. So we will have Adapton support, but we have to get our teams in there now."
"Ok, shall we consider this meeting done and dusted?"
"Yep... Lets get to work."
3 weeks later...
Oil deposits had been discovered on several islands throught the Kosscow, the unclaimed islands of 0.2, 0.7 and 0.8. Adapton oil giant. Carlyle Industries, had get it's gritty paws on the area long before any other company could even take a breath. The islands were closed off, and were swarming with drilling teams and Vickers Contractors.
The Adapton government had been the only international power informed. The Adaptons had commisioned It's 2nd Fleet to the islands. The first groups of Adapton soldiers were arriving on the islands. Adapton arrogance was a well known thing in Europa, but this time it may have gone to far, as across the Kosscow, people were watching. As Adapton troops moved into 0.8 the inhabitance, who were anti-Adapton, were not prepared to loose their soverignty. Several communicqu?s had been forwarded to pro-0.8 organisations and governments.
From: Queen Nova Maxima Korvini, Minister of State Adriana Monadic, all Government Body and all the good People of the Kingdom of Cristina
To: President World Assembly; all Leaders of Government and Heads of State; politicians, companies and Non-governmental Organizations; all good People of the Earth.
City of Cristina
September 24, 2017
Dear brothers and sisters,
In the days preceding the Summit on Artificial Intelligence that will be held in the paradisiac Sunset Sea Islands and in which will be discussed the policies and guidelines for the ethical and moral use of AI and the concerning escalation of the nuclear program of some nations that intend to use nuclear energy for war purposes, the good people of the Kingdom of Christina present themselves before the world.
Today, we declare to the whole international community that the Kingdom of Cristina, also widely known as the Free Port of Cristina, is applying for the recognized condition of Free Nuclear Zone. In anticipation to any international policies, Her Majesty Queen Nova Maxima Korvini set down the Proposed Constitutional Amendment number 15 (PCA-15), whose purpose is to include in our Constitution a chapter prohibiting the development, manufacture, dealing and tests of any nuclear devices for war purposes. This PCA is being discussed by the National Council at this very moment.
We assure to the entire World that our recent investments in the arms manufacturing industry within and outside our country are intended solely to defend the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Christina and should not be regarded as a threat by any other nation. We also ensure that none of our military projects, programs and dealings use or will ever use the nuclear energy as a weapon or the AI for military purpose. The same holds true for any chemical and biological weapons. We are inviting all nations to send delegations of experts and politicians to visit our facilities and verify our statements.
The Kingdom of Cristina reaffirms its commitment to support, including financially, any national and international projects and programs aiming the promotion of pacific and intelligent uses of nuclear energy, those for the improvement of the human race.
Also, we take this chance to express our most sincere wishes to initiate the talks on the possibility of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries.
Finally and most importantly, we wish you all the best of the days and a glorious future, full of peace and prosperity, under the blessings of the Good God.
From all the People of Cristina, with sincerity.