Thursday, October 3, 2013

MESTO Charter (mirror)

 
 
The Mesotnia Charter: Agreement of the Heads of State of the Six Powers Comprising The Melanian Sea Treaty Organisation (MESTO) Regarding the Establishment and Maintenance of Mestonia Park:

Our six nations, individually and in concert, today declare that:

WHEREAS

that portion of the continent of Delgamia lying between the Melanian Sea and the Tecojoro Mountains, denominated "Mestonia Park" on the accompanying map, has been apportioned to the joint and indivisible sovereignty of the six nations subscribing to this agreement; and that

WHEREAS

the aforementioned "Mestonia Park" is characterized by an astonishing and unrivalled diversity of ecosystems, species, and subspecies; and that

WHEREAS

that same territory has provided home to a valued and varied citizenry of some 550,000 human souls; and that

WHEREAS

this multinational population, having been governed by a well-intentioned but distracted power from outside the region, today cannot depend on a civil authority capable of protecting basic human rights; and that

WHEREAS scientists of all nations have called for the protection of the precious natural and human resources of the region,

NOW THEREFORE SAY WE

THAT

our six states do hereby establish the "Mestonia Park Authority" to administer the territory for the benefit of all its species and on behalf of future generations of Vexillians yet unborn.

The Mestonia Park Authority will exercise its powers under the following conditions:

No less than 90% of the land of the territory in question shall be used for no purposes other than ecological preservation and non-intrusive scientific investigation.

On the remainder of the land, uses will be limited to: residential, agricultural, and commercial activities of the current inhabitants of the territory or their linear descendents still residing in the territory; scientific research; civil administration; and the maintenance of facilities appropriate to the industry commonly described as "eco-tourism.

The current inhabitants of the territory and their linear descendents shall be issued a special Mestonia passport, enabling them to reside and work in any of the six of our nations. Upon request, they shall also be issued a passport of the particular nation in which they choose to reside, provided only that at such time they surrender any currently-valid Northern Gronkian passport.

Local government functions shall -- to the maximum degree feasible -- be exercised by township authorities devised and managed by the current inhabitants.

Other functions shall be exercised by the Mestonia Park Authority through its Executive Committee, on which sit: five representatives chosen by a vote of the current inhabitantsresident in the territory, and two representatives each from Aros, Brolecia, Eastern , or their linear descendents above the age of 18 still Delgamiaany other independent state situated on the Melanian Sea that subscribes to this , Morania, Ordland, and San Patricio; plus two representatives from agreementdetermined by a vote of no fewer than four of the six powers signing this agreement.. Rules of order and procedure for the Executive Committee shall be

May success crown this endeavor of preserving Peace and safeguarding Nature.

Signed and sealed this twenty-fifth day of July, 299, in the City of Puerto Bravo.

Ana Robertsonite, Servant of the Conquesta and the Aros People, Secretary of Foreign Relations, Free and Independent Republic of Aros

John Coopier, President, Federal Republic of Brolecia

Isaac Soares, President, Republic of Ordland

Juan Pablo O’Gorman O’Driscoll, The Da, Estado Unido de San Patricio

H. E. Joseph, Prince of Morania, Constitutional Monarchy of Morania

Mendek Karastourru, President, Republic of Eastern Delgamia
 
 

 

Treaty of Puerto Bravo (mirror)

COMMON NAME: Mestonia Park

OFFICIAL NAME: The Joint and Indivisible Realm of Mestonia

LOCATION: Southern Delgamia, latitude 16 degrees N - 33 degrees N, longtitude
130 degrees W - 164 degrees W, constituting approx.70% of that portion of
Delgamia west of the 130th meridien and south of the Tecojoro Mountains.

LAND AREA: 1,023,398 square kms.

POPULATION (human): 553,000 (est. July 299)

CLIMATE: Great extremes. Above treeline in the Tecojoros, sub-Glacirian
conditions prevail, and despite meager precipitation, the summits are alway
wreathed in snow. In the southeast coastal zone, opposite San Patricio, steaming
rainforests are the rule: annual rainfalls of 90 cms and a mean annual
temperature of 24 degrees celsius. In between is the vast, magnificent Basin of
the River Djurango, where temperature and rainfall increases as the river winds its way southward.

GEOGRAPHY: Great extremes. The northern boundary of Mestonia Park is marked by
the Vex-famous Tecojoro Mountains, highest range in the hemisphere. Delgamia
Peak (6,302 m), Mount Gronk (5,991 m), Mount Mestonia (5,832 m), and Mount
Christiana (5,555m) form the protruding vertebrae of the awe-inspiring "Great
Spine of the Tecojoros." The foothills of the Tecojoros are drained by
snowmelt-fed creeks and small rivers that mingle to form the majestic Lake Elgiquet,
from which, in turn, flows the mighty Djurango. One of the unique
attractions of the Lake Yurtioze region are the multiple geysers and hotsprings
which punctuate the mountain-girt landscape. As the River Yurtioze
descends, the landscape changes from highland meadows, tableland savannas,
mixed-hardwood forests, dense tropical forests, and finally the half-water
half-land realm of the Mouth of the Djurango Delta.


 

GOVERNMENT: By the Treaty of Puerto Bravo [see below] (27 July 299)
sovereignty over the territory now known as Mestonia Park was assumed as a
"joint and indivisible" responsibility of the six states comprising the Melanian
Sea Treaty Organization (MESTO). Those nations are: Aros, Brolecia, Morania, San Patricio, Ordland, and Eastern Delgamia. Under the Mestonia Park Charter [SEE BELOW], the area is administered by local township governments
under the overall supervision of an Executive Committee on which sit five
representatives of the local populace and two representatives each for the MESTO
nations. The Mestonia Charter provides that "no less than 90% of the territory
in question" shall be preserved in its natural state and/or acommodate
"non-intrusive" scientific research. Local inhabitants may carry a special
Mestonia passport or the passport of any MESTO nation in which they choose to
reside.

ECONOMY: Only natives of the area and their linear descendents who remain in the
territory are licensed for commercial activity in the 10% of the parkland in
which it is allowed. Sheep, goats, and horses are grazed in the high pastures;
intensive agricultural is still permitted on the family farms of the Djurango
Valley; and fishermen still ply the waters off both the northwest and southeast
coats. Increasingly, however, the Park's economy turns to eco-tourism as
travellers from around Vex make pilgrimage to "the most magnificent patch on the
planet."

HISTORY, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE OF THE INHABITANTS:

The area constituting Mestonia Park was, legally speaking, under
Gronkian rule before the MESTO alliance was formed in 299. The Free
Confederacy of the Lendian Republics also administered the area for a
short period of time because of a treaty signed in early 298. But
whoever the administrator has been, the people of the territory have
lived in the same way for centuries. Changes in theoretical
sovereignty haven't affected the people in Mestonia Park, nearly so
much as the inhabitants of the densely populated areas nowadays
controlled by Aros, Brolecia and Eastern Delgamia.

About half of the people live in small cities. Pueblo Mojada is the
biggest (population 105,000) and the home harbor for many Mestonian
fishing vessel. Also some ships from San Patricio stop by during their
journeys in the big seas.

New Yoakes City (pop. 70,400) is also known for fishing and
somewhat special cuisine. For foreigners spending more than a day (the
maximum time it is possible to survive with the local food) in the city
there are restaurants serving normally prepared fish and other more
familiar dishes.

Port Notwest (pop. 57,800, and 28,540 living just outside the city
borders) is in the northeast coast. Fishing ships are a common sight
here too, but agriculture outside the city and food processing are
the biggest employers in the area.

Another popular lifestyle in the Mestonia Park is to live in small
tribal communities scattered throughout the territory. The tribes are
led by traditional leaders. The people are rather isolated and
communicate with other tribes or people outside the park very little,
smaller tribes often not at all. The human inhabitants live in their
own paradise, not knowing (or particularly caring) what happens in the
big bad world.

The benign climate allows the people of Mestonia Park to live in
primitive housing with no modern technology. Running water, electricity
and sewer systems are all rare in the small villages of the interior.

The four biggest tribes are the Meardhas, the Yuringes, the Djufs and
the Vyens. The Meardhas live in the northwest Tecojoro Mountains near
the Baben-Overbaben border. Their living comes mainly from grazing
sheep and goats. The Yuringes live around the Lake Yuriange and the
Djufs in the Djurango Delta area. Agriculture and fishing are important
for both tribes. The Vyens are hunters and live in the forests near
Arosyoakes and Brovoyoakes borders.

Nowadays, as the natural wonders of the park have been discovered by the
people of the Vexillium, some tribes have started to run eco-tourism
businesses. This requires communication with the outside world and
therefore most of the new businesses have their headquarters in the
cities of Arosyoakes, Brovoyoakes and the Eastern Delgamian
Protectorate.

MILITARY: There are no armed forces allowed in Mestonia Park, with the exception
of the Mestonian Rangers, an elite constabulary trained by the Aros Special Forces -- equipped with only with small arms. Any violation of this policy by any person or state shall be sharply punished.

THE TREATY OF PUERTO BRAVO:
AGREEMENT OF THE HEADS OF STATE
OF THE SIX POWERS
COMPRISING THE MELANIAN SEA TREATY ORGANIZATION (MESTO)
REGARDING TERRITORIES SITUATED ON THE NORTHERN SHORES OF OUR COMMON SEA.

27 JULY 299
.....................
To the Nations of Delgamia, Fiarria, Melania, and all Portions of Vexillium:
Greetings!

Today we solemnly reiterate our common pledge never to never take up arms against
each other and ever to work cooperatively for the preservation and enrichment of
the cultural and natural heritages of all the lands washed by the waters of the
Melanian Sea.

In respect thereof, we now declare that:

WHEREAS

It has now been amply documented that which hitherto was only dimly apprehended:
that the estimable but hard-pressed nation of Northern Gronk has abandoned the
governing of those territories in our region over which it claimed to hold sway;
and that

WHEREAS

the territories between the Melanian Sea and the Tecojoro Mountains -- commonly
known as "Southern Delgamia" or "South Novoyoakes" -- thereforehave been and are
unoccupied by a sovereign power; and that

WHEREAS

all adult persons of those territories were eligible to participate in a
referendum offering the options of asserting independence, affiliating with the
new state of Eastern Delgamia, or
affiliating with any other state, not excluding Northern Gronk; and that

WHEREAS

duly-credentialled representatives of seven nations not affiliated with MESTO
acted as
Official Observers of the referendum and of the period of open public
discussion which preceeded it; and that

WHEREAS

those Official Observers certified that 84% of eligible voters participated in
the referendum and that the conduct of the referendum was "impeccable, to some
degree"; and that

WHEREAS

substantial majorities of voters were obtained in favor of three different
options in three distinct geographic regions, namely to affiiliate with,
respectively, the Free and Independent Republic of Aros, the Federated Republic of
Brolecia, and the Republic of Eastern Delgamia; and that

WHEREAS

the three aforementioned regions desiring affiliation with the nations of Aros,
Brolecia, and Eastern Delgamia contain more than 90% of the population of the
entire area between the Melanian Sea and the Tecojoro Mountains;

NOW THEREFORE SAY WE

THAT

the form and manner of government of the territory on the accompanying map (the
whole of which shall be incorporated into the body of this agreement) denominated
"Aroyoakes" shall be determined solely by the Government of the Free and Independent Republic
of Aros; and

THAT

the form and manner of government of the territory on the accompanying map
denominated "Brovoyoakes" shall be determined solely by the Government of the
Federated Republic of Brolecia; and

THAT

the form and manner of government of the territory on the accompanying map
denominated "Protectorate of Eastern Delgamia" shall be determined solely by the
Government of the Republic of Eastern Delgamia; and

THAT

the remainder of the territory in question -- denominated "Mestonia Park" on the
accompanying map -- shall be be subject to the joint and indivisible sovereignty
of the Free and Independent Republic of Aros, the Federated Republic of Brolecia, the
Republic of Eastern Delgamia, the Kingdom of Morania, the Republic of Ordland,
and the Union of San Patricio, which remand administration of this indivisible
whole to the "Mestonia Park Authority," the conditions of whose appointment are
detailed in a separate agreement issued this day and entitled the "Mestonia Park
Charter;" and

THAT

each year henceforth this day of 25 July shall be observed with celebrations and
thanskgivings throughout our six nations and the noble parkland shared by them
and all of humanity.

Signed and sealed this twenty-fifth day of July, 299, in the City of Puerto
Bravo.

John Coopier, President, Federal Republic of Brolecia
Isaac Soares, President, Republic of Ordland,
Juan Pablo O'Gorman O'Driscoll (The Da), Union of San Patricio
Ana Robertsonite, Servant of the Conquesta and the Aros people, Secretary of Foreign Relations, Free and Independent Republic of Aros
Mendek Karastourru, President, Republic of Eastern Delgamia
H.E. Joseph, Prince of Morania

THE MESTONIA CHARTER:
AGREEMENT OF THE HEADS OF STATE OF THE SIX POWERS
COMPRISING THE MELANIAN SEA TREATY ORGANIZATION (MESTO)
REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF MESTONIA PARK:

27 JULY 299

Our six nations, individually and in concert, today declare that:

WHEREAS

that portion of the continent of Delgamia lying between the Melanian Sea and the
Tecojoro Mountains, denominated "Mestonia Park" on the accompanying map, has been
apportioned to the joint and indivisible sovereignty of the six nations
subscribing to this agreement; and that

WHEREAS

the aforementioned "Mestonia Park" is characterized by an astonishing and
unrivalled diversity of ecosystems, species, and subspecies; and that

WHEREAS

that same territory has provided home to a valued and varied citizenry of some
550,000 human souls; and that

WHEREAS

this multinational population, having been governed by a well-intentioned but
distracted power from outside the region, today cannot depend on a civil
authority capable of protecting basic human rights; and that

WHEREAS scientists of all nations have called for the protection of the precious
natural and human resources of the region,

NOW THEREFORE SAY WE

THAT

our six states do hereby establish the "Mestonia Park Authority" to administer
the territory for the benefit of all its species and on behalf of future
generations of Vexillians yet unborn.

The Mestonia Park Authority will exercise its powers under the following
conditions:

• No less than 90% of the land of the territory in question shall be used for no
purposes other than ecological preservation and non-intrusive scientific
investigation.

• On the remainder of the land, uses will be
limited to: residential, agricultural, and commercial activities of the
current inhabitants of the territory or their linear descendents still residing
in the territory;
scientific research; civil administration; and the maintenance of
facilities appropriate to the industry commonly described as "eco-tourism."

• The current inhabitants of the territory and their linear descendents
shall be issued a special Mestonia passport, enabling them to reside and
work in any of the five of our nations. Upon request, they shall also be
issued a passport of the particular nation in which they choose to reside,
provided only that at such time they surrender any currently-valid Northern
Gronkian passport.

• Local government functions shall -- to the maximum degree feasible -- be
exercised by township authorities devised and managed by the current
inhabitants.

• Other functions shall be exercised by the Mestonia Park Authority
through its Executive Committee, on which sit: five representatives chosen by a
vote of the current inhabitants, or their linear descendents above the age of 18
still resident in the territory, and two representatives each from
Aros, Brolecia, Eastern Delgamia, Morania, Ordland, and San Patricio; plus two
representatives from
any other independent state situated on the Melanian Sea that subscribes to
this agreement. Rules of order and procedure for the Executive Committee shall be
determined by a vote of no fewer than four of the six powers signing this
agreement.

May success crown this endeavor of preserving Peace and safeguarding Nature.

Signed and sealed this twenty-fifth day of June, 299, in the City of Puerto
Bravo,


John Coopier, President, Federal Republic of Brolecia
Isaac Soares, President, Republic of Ordland,
Juan Pablo O'Gorman O'Driscoll (The Da), Union of San Patricio
Ana Robertsonite, Servant of the Conquesta and the Aros people, Secretary of Foreign Relations, Free and Independent Republic of Aros
Mendek Karastourru, President, Republic of Eastern Delgamia
H.E. Joseph, Prince of Morania