Tripartite Pact of Amity
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|Tripartite Pact of Amity Between the Republic of Asilica, the United States of Mexregiona, and the Free Republic of Reijia|
|Signed||June 20, 1895|
|Effective||January 1, 1896|
|Depositary||Office of the President of Asilica|
The Tripartite Pact of Amity (Asilican: Patg Tripartita d'Amicizia, Ethalrian: Dreigliedriger Freundschaftspakt, Regic: Barátság Háromoldalú Paktuma, Reijian: ချစ်ကြည်ရေး၏သုံးပွင့်ဆိုင်စာချုပ်) is a treaty of friendship between the three countries of Asilica, Mexregiona, and Reijia. It was originally signed in the city of Asilica in 1895 and has been renewed several times. In 1975, the Pact was amended to never expire. The three countries share a history of being economically-minded republics interested in global trade, and originally the treaty focused on lowering trade and travel barriers. It has been amended several times, most recently in 1994 to establish a program of university student exchange between the signatories.
Under the treaty, citizens of the signatory countries may migrate freely between signatories and stay indefinitely without a visa. In addition, those citizens of signatories living in one of the other signatory states may vote in that state's elections. In addition, there are no tariffs between the signatories, and significant integration of financial systems. Today, the signatories even share the same commercial banks, which often have branches in all three countries. While the countries continue to use separate currencies, their exchange rates are tied to one another. In 1994, the Tripartite University Exchange program allowed for universities in the signatory states to accept citizens of all signatories as residents for purposes of university tuition. Today, more than 34% of Reijian university graduates, as well as more than 55% of Mexregionan university graduates, received their degree from a university in Asilica.
The signatory states also tend to support each other on international affairs and have closely-aligned foreign policies that tend to favor neutrality. An exception is Reijia, which since signing a defense agreement with Tavaris in 1920 has tended to align itself broadly with the Tavari sphere of influence. The treaty explicitly classifies military affairs and policies as outside the scope of the treaty, leaving these concerns to the individual countries to handle independently. Mexregiona in particular has established a more forceful projection of military power than the other two signatories; Asilica is constitutionally neutral and maintains no standing army, while the defense of Reijia is handled almost entirely by Tavaris.
The Tripartite Pact has been cited by Mexregionan officials as having been crucial to that country's population growth in the 20th century, which saw the population increase from approximately 400,000 in 1900 to 2 million by 2000. Mexregiona imports a vast majority of its food from Asilica, and Reijian-flagged ships move most Mexregional goods both in and out of the country and around the world. Mexregiona in turn provides both countries with significant amounts of metals and minerals, especially aluminum.