Alliance of Nations
Administrative and Advisory
- Handles day-to-day administrative duties, such as: organizing conferences and preparing the agenda; writing reports, preparing the budget, and so on.
- Coordinates the commissions and committees.
- A total staff of about two hundred thousand.
- Forum for interplanetary & intergovernmental debate.
- Discusses and proposes amendments to legislation.
- Admits new members to the Alliance of Nations
- Elects the Secretary-General; the non-permanent members of the Alliance Council; and the judges of the Sol Tribunal.
- Each nation has one vote.
- Takes the lead on declaring threats to international peace and security.
- May adopt compulsory resolutions or call for sanctions provided the vote is unanimous.
- Has 24 members, 8 permanent and 16 elected.
Interplanetary Tribunal Court of Justice
- Settles issues between member nations and gives advisory council.
- Judges are elected by the Assembly.
- Autonomous organizations given charter by the Alliance of Nations.
- Programmes, Funds, and Councils managed by the AoN such as the Interplanetary Solar Defence Council
A great body stands before me, yet where is its soul? You have decided our misery is the price of peace. What is peace to starving men? What is peace when a mother loses her child to entirely preventable disease? What is peace when our homes are taken from us? How dare you decide for us what indignities we must suffer.
BackgroundIt was not by accident that the Alliance of Nations was founded on the dawn of the twenty-second decillium. Not only was it an auspicious date, but the foundation of the Alliance itself proved it's capabilities as an interplanetary organizer. The work to create the Alliance of Nation began in full almost a decade earlier. An organization known as the Alliance for Peace drafted the plans for the Alliance of Nations. The Alliance for Peace was a gentlefolks gathering of peace activists and statesmen who believed in the internationalist cause. They established chapters across the Sol System to promote the idea.
We've stood vigilant against the threats from outside our system while these effete altruists bask in the sun. Out here, we have responsibilities. Out here, we know the meaning of words like duty, honor, and sacrifice. We will not cower simply because it offends their delicate sensibilities.
ComplicationsThe Alliance for Peace was poorly received in the Outer World. The Jovian Senate and the Empire of Neptune saw the Alliance as thinly veiled attempt to promote the hegemony of the Inner World. The scale and political webs of the Outer World were much more complicated, and conflict more common. Joining a supposed Alliance of Nations meant accepting their authority and resolutions. The outermost planets, Uranus and Neptune, who were and are dedicated to the defense of the system against threats from the Oort Cloud, were concerned that the resolutions towards demilitarization would weaken the Sentinel program.
ResolutionConvincing the Outer World was not an easy project. The Alliance for Peace had an early ally among the merchant princes in Prince Gatt Divus-Piceni. Merchant Prince Divus-Piceni was himself an altruist, but appealed to his fellow Saturnian princes on an economic basis rather than a altruistic one. He argued that the Alliance of Nations would be perfect way to break the Mercurian monopoly on inner markets, as well as having a greater say in interplanetary taxes and tariffs. With the Merchant Princes on board, the Alliance for Peace was able to bring the leaders of the Uranian fleet, and representatives of the Empire of Neptune in for private talks. With concessions made in their favour, such allowing the Empire to be represented as a collection of nations to strengthen their voice in the Assembly, promising to not just allow but to support the Sentinel program, and more, they were able to secure their participation. This left only Jupiter standing outside of the Alliance. With all the other planets already represented by at least one nation, the Alliance for Peace was able to switch tactics. Loose lips let slip that there were plans of accepting one of the Jovian moons as a representative for the planet. Talks opened with the Jovian senate not long after, and their participation was secured with far fewer concessions.
Fritz Fram is famous as an explorer, altruist, and xenobiologist. He was instrumental in getting Neptune and Uranus to join the Alliance of Nations. His status is unknown since his last expedition to Deep Space.
A forum for resolutions, A court for justice without borders, to these ends we agree to the covenant of the Alliance of Nations