Holy League

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Holy League
Most Holy League of Christian Nations
Holy League Flag.png
Military Alliance of Catholic States
Members

NewIsraelCoatofArms.png Holy Empire of New Israel
Escudo pequeno tamano wiki.jpg Kingdom of Trebia
Renfrewshire-coat-arms.jpg Confederation of Renfrew

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.

History

Pius V
In A.D. 1571, to respond to the threats posed by the Ottoman Turkish invaders, His Holiness Pope Saint Pius V organized a loose defensive coalition of Catholic states - the Papal States, Spain, Naples and Sicily; the Republic of Venice, the Republic of Genoa, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the Duchies of Savoy, Parma and Urbino and the Knights of Malta. Together a large fleet was amassed to challenge the Ottoman navy's dominance of the Mediterranean.

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
Effective
1 May 2016
Amendments
1 August 2016[1]
Signatories
Flag of New Israel2.png Emperor Markus II
Flag of Trebia.jpg Paolo Emilio I
Additional Signers
Ca-onarn.png Governor-General Brendan O'Brien I
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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

Renfrew

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.

Pavlov

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.

Quailia

Negotiations for Quailia's admission into the Holy League were begun anew in August 2016.

Karnia-Ruthenia

Karnia-Ruthenia is still being considered for admission into the League.

Custosia

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.

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