Council of Gondwana

From TEPwiki, Urth's Encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Council of Gondwana
The flag of the COG.
Flag
The emblem of the COG.
Emblem
A map of COG members.
Members are shown in blue. Observers are shown in green. Founding co-chairs Aivintis and Tavaris are shown in black. Areas in red are in dispute.
HeadquartersGreater Aslough, Aivintis
TypeEconomic bloc
Intergovernmental organization
Membership33 Member-States
5 Observers
Leaders
• Co-Chairperson
Jonathan Gillespie
• Co-Chairperson
Nakandra Eštrai Vantovar
Establishment
• Aivinto-Tavari Joint Defense Treaty
July 1st, 1983
• Aivinto-Tavari Free Trade Agreement
August 11th, 1988
• First Aslough Accords
May 23rd, 1990
• Second Aslough Accords
February 3rd, 1999

The Council of Gondwana (COG) is a continent-spanning economic and political bloc of nations in Gondwana. The Council of Gondwana was created in 1999 by the Second Aslough Accords, which built upon and expanded a predecessor organization, the Gondwanan Community. It is headquartered in Greater Aslough, Aivintis.

History

The organization has roots in a set of bilateral agreements between Aivintis and Tavaris regarding military cooperation and free trade, which were signed in 1983 and 1988, respectively. Due to significant interest from other countries in the region in joining the Aivinto-Tavari free trade area, the first Aslough Accords were signed in 1990 to create the Gondwanan Community. The Gondwanan Community is a free-trade area in which citizens of members can move freely between member states without border controls. The agreement also establishes mutual extradition between all members of the Gondwanan Community.

Several countries joined the Gondwanan Community, but participation was limited by the mandates required for membership in the first Aslough Accords. In 1999, a second summit was held in Aslough to create the modern Council of Gondwana. In contrast to the Gondwanan Community, the Council of Gondwana does not require tariff-free trade with other members, nor does it require member states to remove border controls. The Council of Gondwana serves primarily as a forum for participating states to address issues of regional concern, and to encourage further voluntary political, military, and economic cooperation. The Gondwanan Community continues to exist as a part of the Council of Gondwana that members can choose to join as a higher level of integration.

In 2022, a scientific division of COG was founded, the Gondwanan Scientific Research Institute.

Membership

Membership in the Council of Gondwana is open to all sovereign states on the continent. The Second Aslough Accords state that, in order for a state to become a member, "the heartland or majority of the applicant state must be on the landmass of Gondwana or islands adjacent to Gondwana." The Accords also specify that a member-state "must not be subservient to a foreign state." Initially, this rendered imperial powers based on other continents with holdings in Gondwana unable to be represented in the Council. In 2004, the Second Aslough Accords were amended to allow these foreign powers to become observers and participate in Council deliberations without vote. Sovereign states on Gondwana may also choose to be observers, though only one (Toloria) has done so.


List of Participating States
State Capital Accession Population Membership Status
 Tavaris Nuvrenon 1983 56,582,007 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
 Aivintis Greater Aslough 1983 83,890,113 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Meremaa Kalaborgdurg 1995 34,154,000 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
 Norgsveldet Osfjord 2003 83,490,081 Observer
Tangrland Mærhalen 2004 60,091,025 Council of Gondwana
Nagato Akai Machi 1990 34,021,230 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Mizore New Castella 1995 15,750,852 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Augustia Kingsford 1990 25,750,600 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Zemeprievadai Šiaulme 1995 7,250,000 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Ayaupia Cayoo 1990 17,450,000 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
New Leganes Privétia Tauríllien 1999 10,350,000 Council of Gondwana
Cerdani Democratic Republic Morzahnstadt - 125,000,000 Council of Gondwana
Federal Republic of Cerdani Konigschen - 36,400,000 Council of Gondwana
Orderia Nexo 1990 76,678,200 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
United Malordia Honor City 1998 81,000,000 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Vessarlian Rocaster 1990 32,214,032 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Zukchiva Seveni 1999 25,323,198 Council of Gondwana
Korćetta Dobrogost 1990 20,083,672 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Krystalinia Sefrensia 1990 72,937,260 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Durdanini Timtalum 1990 3,126,423 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Talusi Rheinlingen 1997 57,391,948 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Hausberg Klagenhaus 2000 - Council of Gondwana
Iassath Tumivan 1990 - Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Balnakia Relkanek City 1990 10,893,492 Gondwanan Council
Council of Gondwana
Lunaria Port Oculus - 59,700,000 Council of Gondwana
Kaduna Kaojing - 91,600,000 Council of Gondwana
Sontrona Fuhai - 52,900,000 Council of Gondwana
Serramal Marago 1999 6,000,000 Council of Gondwana
 Dræset Clifport 1990 6,000,000 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Federation of Bana Newport 2001 22,549,394 Council of Gondwana
Ni-Rao[1] Rora 1999 20,369,892 Council of Gondwana
Reijia Khaj 1990 4,600,000 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Wessæria Hallsport 1991 15,788,467 Gondwanan Community
Council of Gondwana
Serdemia Novoska 1999 71,120,912 Council of Gondwana
 Great Morstaybishlia Sani Bursil 2004 123,456,789 Observer
 Asendavia Stromharad 2004 217,835,364 Observer
Toloria Litvírec 2004 42,905,761 Observer
 Vistaraland Vierbak 2004 129,255,249 Observer
  1. These figures refer to the area effectively controlled by the August Empire of Ni-Rao ("North Ni-Rao") after the coup of October 17th, 2020 resulted in southern areas of the country coming under the control of the Raonite People's Democratic Republic ("South Ni-Rao"). South Ni-Rao is not currently recognized by the COG.