|Predecessor||Western Auroran Pact (WAP)|
|Established||14 September 2006|
|Founded at||Andel, Axdel|
|Headquarters||4772 West 45th Street|
Head of the Military administration
The Intercontinental Regional Security Accords, abbreviated as IRSA, is an intergovernmental military alliance for collective defense whereby its independent member states agree to mutual defense in response to an external threat or attack. The IRSA was formed from the unification of the Western Auroran Pact and independent nations at the Andel Pact in September 2006 and supports multilateralism and democracy between its 12 member states.
Since its founding, the admission of new member states has increased the alliance from the original 3 countries to 12; not including the two countries that departed the Accords since its foundation.
History[edit | edit source | hide | hide all]
On 9 August 2005, Axdel, Great Morstaybishlia and the Republic of Ethalria formed a splinter defensive pact known as the Western Auroran Pact (WAP) from the ACA to rival the growing threat the fascist Matriarchy of Ethalria posed - and to show solidarity against secessionist movements, namely the State of Morstaybishlia. By April 2006, Tivot had also joined as constituent members.
Talks began as early as December 2005 for a prospective larger defensive alliance between democratic countries. The WAP sent top-secret invitations to a conference meeting in Andel which extended to over 24 sovereign nations that promoted democracy. Twenty nations that were invited attended. On 14 September 2006, other countries separate from the WAP signed the Andel Pact.
The Andel Pact established a civilian structure known as the Andel Pact Council (APC) which met weekly to form a permanent civilian and military structure. On 17 June 2008, the Andel Pact launched as the Intercontinental Regional Security Accords and is headquartered in Greenwood, Nagato.
Headquarters[edit | edit source | hide]
Located in the Nishigawa neighborhood of Greenwood, Nagato on 80,000 square meters (95,679.2 square yards) of land, the IRSA complex was designed by a board of architects led by Jenny Packard and built by the architectural firm the Packard Company. The complex has served as the official headquarters since its completion in 2011.
In 1975, the Greenwood City Council and the former Nishigawa City Council jointly signed the Nishigawa Integration Act of 1975 to integrate Nishigawa into Greenwood, sparking the first of many integrations that Greenwood would have in the next 32 years.
In 2008, Nagato was selected as the location for the headquarters. Knowing land was needed for construction, Grand Duke Daniel advised building the headquarters in western Greenwood where land was prime real estate. An agreement was signed with the Greenwood City Council, the Nagatoian Government, and the former Andel Pact on 80,000 square meters (95,679.2 square yards) of land south of West 45th Street and the West 48th Street. Building commenced in late 2008 and finished in late 2011. Today, the IRSA campus consists of the General Assembly Building, the Secretariat Building, the Royal Lambertus Library, and the Liberty and Equality Towers.
Although in Greenwood, the land occupied by the IRSA Headquarters is under the sole administration of the IRSA and not the Government of Nagato. They are technically extraterritorial through a treaty agreement with the Government. In exchange for local police, fire protection, and other services, the IRSA agrees to acknowledge most local and civil laws of Nagato.
Structure[edit | edit source | hide]
All agencies and organizations of IRSA are integrated into either the civilian administrative or military executive roles. For the most part, they perform roles and functions that directly or indirectly support the security role of the alliance as a whole.
Civilian structure[edit | edit source | hide]
The civilian structure is known as the IRSAC (Intercontinental Regional Security Accords Council). The body has effective governance authority and powers of decision in IRSA, consisting of member states' permanent representatives or representatives at a higher level (ministers of foreign affairs or defense, or heads of state or government). The IRSAC meets at least once a week and discusses major decisions regarding IRSA policies. The chair of the IRSAC and head of the civilian administration is Lancer-Valentine Jolva, former President of Axdel.
Military structure[edit | edit source | hide]
The military structure is known as the Services Council (SC) and comprises member states' Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) or equivalent. The national CHODs are regularly represented in the SC by their permanent Military Representatives (MilRep), who often are two- or three-star flag officers. Like the IRSAC, from time to time the Service Council also meets at a higher level, namely at the level of Chiefs of Defence, the most senior military officer in each nation's armed forces. The SC is led by its chairman, who directs IRSA’s military operations. The chair of the Services Council and the head of the military administration is Colonel Rasmar Vetrec'h of the Valerican Defence Forces.
NERV[edit | edit source | hide]
The National Extraterrestrial Response Venture, or abbreviated as NERV, is a special organization that was put together right after the creation of the IRSA to search, investigate, and combat extraterrestrial life on other planets in the Teplar System and beyond. Although NERV is under the control of the IRSA, it is an independent organization in operations. The IRSA is the source of NERV's funding, income, and equipment for its operations.
Military operations[edit | edit source | hide]
Whilst training exercises had begun as early as October 2007, these exercises were limited to primarily Auroran and Arcturian nations conducting naval exercises in the Packilvanian Ocean and Morstaybishlian Sea. IRSA remained dormant until 2015.
Draken Sea anti-piracy[edit | edit source | hide]
Beginning on 2 February 2015, IRSA deployed warships in an operation to protect maritime traffic in the Draken Sea from Salisar and Chibian pirates, and to help strengthen the navies and coast guards of the Morstaybishlian and Vistari colonies. The operation was approved by the Service Council and involves warships primarily from Morstaybishlia and Vistaraland though other IRSA members participated with their vessels. Operation Draken Sea involved the protection and prevention of pirate attacks on civilian vessels entering the Hendriksville Canal and cargo vessels to and from Astrazarode.
For three months, Operation Draken Sea targeted and destroyed over fifteen pirate nests on the coast. With these efforts, the operation was a success and helped to abet to increase the general level of security in the region.
Auroran-Pacific War[edit | edit source | hide]
The assassination of Crown Prince Thadeus was discovered to have been a part of a larger Ethalrian plot to destabilize Morstaybishlia to make way for their capitulation. Great Morstaybishlian Prime Minister Walter Johannes chaired a meeting among IRSA members and enacted the mutual defense clause, which states an attack on a member is an attack on all. The invocation was confirmed on 15 June 2017 when IRSA determined that the attacks were indeed eligible under the terms laid out in the Andel Pact.
Pacific Theatre[edit | edit source | hide]
IRSA began Operation Defend Liberty in the Pacific Ocean. A task force of Vistari, Nagatoian, Kuthern, and Duellandian warships joined forces with the Oan Isles navy and targeted Strataric supply chains to Kostromastan and then Operation Crucible, which received and acted on intelligence that Stratarin was amassing its entire fleet for a full-scale invasion of Morstaybishlia. From 17 July 2017, IRSA fought against the Strataric Fleet and drove them back in what is known as the Pacific Theatre.
Auroran Theatre[edit | edit source | hide]
IRSA, led by Morstaybishlia and Axdel, led sweeping air strike missions into the couped Republic of Ethalria on key military targets to prepare for a mixed land and air invasion. Lokania and Great Morstaybishlia joined forces for the Battle of Arkenvel, Avenai, and Karinthus, and were later joined by a joint force of Kuthern and Nacatan forces operating from seized Kostromastan military bases who attacked the Matriarchy from the east.
After the war, a Morstaybishlian-led restructuring of the two Ethalrian nations began, which formed the six nations of Vothetria, Kothalria, Thalria, Faethalria, Sarentria and Durentria. Military assets of IRSA remained in the Ethaln nations as late as 2020, with the final departure from Durentria in September 2020.
Members[edit | edit source | hide]
|Member state||Membership date||Membership status||Civilian representative||Military representative||Military||Budget||Strength|
|Atiland||2009||Active||Atiland Armed Forces||6.9 billion KRB (2% GDP)||190,000 active; 47,000 reserve|
|Axdel||Founder (2006)||Active||Axdel Armed Forces||82.5 billion KRB (2% GDP)||213,827 active; 267,092 reserve|
|Duelland||Founder (2006)||Active||Duelland Armed Forces||86.4 bilion KRB (2% GDP)||210,000 active; 120,000 reserve|
|Durakia||Founder (2006)||Departed (2013)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Ethalria, Republic of||Founder (2006)||Departed (2017)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Great Morstaybishlia||Founder (2006)||Active||Royal Armed Forces of the Empire||577.4 billion KRB (4% GDP)||2,743,137 active; 1,812,773 reserve|
|Kuthernburg||Founder (2006)||Active||Royal Kuthern Armed Forces||115 billion KRB (3% GDP)||720,000 active; 2.2 million reserve|
|Latianburg||2016||Active||Latianburg Armed Forces||42.1 billion KRB (2% GDP)||210,000 active; 510,000 reserve|
|Lessau||2011||Active||Lessau Armed Forces||22 billion KRB (2% GDP)||228,000 active; 120,000 reserve|
|Lokania||Founder (2006)||Active||Lokanian Armed Forces||15 billion KRB (3% GDP)||193,112 active; 1 million reserve (theoretical)|
|Nacata||Founder (2006)||Active||Nacatan Defense Forces||81 billion KRB (3% GDP)||320,000 active; 1.2 million reserve|
|Nagato||Founder (2006)||Active||Royal Armed Forces of Nagato||46.2 billion KRB (3% GDP)||225,000 active; 1.1 million reserved|
|Phoenixia||?||Active||Phoenixia Armed Forces||?||?|
|South Peragen||Founder (2006)||Active||?||?||?|
|The Oan Isles||?||Active||Teoti Mohinahina||?||Oan Defence Forces||35 billion KRB (5 billion KRB in aid; 4.4% GDP with aid, 3.9% without aid)||186,500 active; 373,000 reserve|
|Tivot||Founder (2006)||Active||None||0 KRB (0% GDP)||0|
|Valerica||Founder (2006)||Active||Valerica Defence Forces||?||?|
|Vistaraland||Founder (2006)||Active||Jakob Stijnzoon Witten||Lukas Normanzoon Heide||Imperial Military Forces of the Vistari Empire||125.6 billion KRB (3.64% GDP)||485,150 active, 281,732 reserve|
|Vivancantadia||Founder (2006)||Active||Vivancantadian Armed Forces||?||?|
|Yor Isles||2017||Active||York Armed Forces||18.4 billion KRB (?% GDP)||67,000 active; 1,290,210 reserve|