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| Holy League|
Most Holy League of Christian Nations
|Military Alliance of Catholic States|
|President|| Emperor of New Israel, Markus II|
|Commander|| Paolo Emilio I|
|Secretary||Brendan O'Brien I|
|Formation||1 May 2016|
|Patron Saint||Pope-Saint Pius V|
The Holy League is a defensive military alliance between the Holy Empire of New Israel, the Kingdom of Trebia, the Confederation of Renfrew and the Empire of Pavlov. The presidency of the Holy League is vested in the Emperor of New Israel, command of the military forces of the League is vested in the King of Trebia, and internal affairs of the League are managed by both the Governor-General of Renfrew and the Emperor of Pavlov.
The Holy League was established due to perceived threats to Christian civilization - namely, secularism, various heresies, modernism and the ongoing Protestant Revolt. The League pledges to respond to threats against its member states and intends to combat opposing ideologies through the most appropriate means at its disposal.
On 7 October 1571, the fleet of the Holy League, under the direction of John of Austria, destroyed the Ottoman fleet at Lepanto, slaying many of the Ottoman armies and slaveholders, and freeing over 10,000 slaves. Subsequent alliances of Catholic states helped prevent the further expansion of Islam into Europe.
A new Holy League
The Holy Empire of New Israel and the Kingdom of Trebia, inspired by the Holy League of 1571, assumed the name and the banner of the league of 1571 for a new Holy League to combat heretical threats to their national existence.
Treaty of Augustinople
|Treaty of Augustinople|
|Purpose||Defensive religious league|
|Authors||Markus II of New Israel, Paolo I Emilio of Trebia|
|Drafted||January - April 2016|
|| 1 May 2016|
|| 1 August 2016|
The Holy League was first proposed at the beginning of 2016, but similar ideas had already been discussed the previous year. A total of six nations were involved in the discussions for forming the Holy League, but ultimately only New Israel and Trebia decided to join, while the others declined. Other than New Israel and Trebia, leaders from Quailia, Karnia-Ruthenia, Renfrew and Pavlov were involved in the discussions.
Amending the Treaty
|“||The agreement of the president and the command shall be required for the admission of additional states, and the creation of amendments to this Treaty.||”|
—Treaty of Augustinople, Article I
The growth of the League in July of 2016 prompted questions regarding the potential expansion of the Holy League, and whether these expansions would merit amendments to the Treaty of Augustinople. Firstly, the question was raised that new members may seek official titles within the League (as in the case of Pavlov, where it was proposed Alexander IV take the title of Chancellor). Paolo Emilio of Trebia with the concurrence of the President suggested amending the Treaty to make official the title of Chancellor and Secretary. Secondly, there was the question about secessionist and simulationist micronations. Both the President and Commander agreed that only secessionist or serious states ought to be admitted into the League.
First major amendment
On 1 August 2016 (the calends of August as described by the League), Emperor Markus proposed a series of amendments to the Treaty. The new positions of Chancellor and Secretary were officially described, and the criteria for the admission of states was updated to be more strict.
Admission of additional states
The Confederation of Renfrew continually expressed an interest in joining the Holy League throughout 2016. After the President and Commander concurred (following a rigorous moral examination), Renfrew was admitted into the Holy League on 4 July, followed by the release of an official announcement video to the world.
The Emperors of Pavlov and New Israel were in active discussions for several months regarding the Holy League, and official negotiations took place in July A.D. 2016. Emperor Alexander IV agreed to join the Holy League under the condition of being made Chancellor, and this was accepted. The Chancellor of the Holy League was established for keeping the peace within the growing League as well as representing the League in the diplomatic realm. This was announced to the world on 10 July 2016. The Empire left after internal discussions on the 23 August, 2016.
Negotiations for Quailia's admission into the Holy League were begun anew in August 2016.
Karnia-Ruthenia is still being considered for admission into the League.
Beginning in August 2016, Emperor Markus approached Grand Prince Edward of Custosia to invite his country to join the League. The League is currently discussing Custosia's potential admission.
- http://holyleague.proboards.com/thread/4/amending-treaty-augustinople Amending the Treaty of Augustinople
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