The Mutual Securities Pact of Wessex and Newfoundland (Wessen - Muteuale Sekuritan Leofung jaf Wessex ond Niwofingelen) is an agreement signed between the Commonwealth of Wessex and the Republic of Newfoundland outlining responsibilities of security between the two countries.
The Pact recognises that Newfoundland has no official standing military force, and that Wessex has the responsibility to protect Newfoundland in case of invasion by another sovereign entity. Despite Wessex's pacifist ideology, opposing violent action without valid due cause, an invasion of its closest ally, would be seen as a due cause for acts of violence.
The Pact was officially signed by Jylpminnod Edrik Brimsson and Prime Minister Osggar Þeore on the 12th September 2004 following ratification in both the Witanegmot and the Parliament of Newfoundland.
Approved Mutual Securities Pact 12th 2004
- ARTICLE 1: PURPOSE OF THE MUTUAL SECURITIES PACT
- a - To further tighten relations between Wessex, and Newfoundland.
- b - To ensure the security of the People of Newfoundland.
- ARTICLE 2: TERMS OF THE MUTUAL SECURITIES PACT
- a - Wessex is reponsible for defence of Newfoundland in times of invasion or conflict
- a.1 - Wessex has deemed violent action necessary if Newfoundland is invaded by a sovereign power
- b - Both signatories must offer aid to each other in times of conflict
- c - Both signatories must refrain from supporting violence before pacifism
Desptie ratification early, many members of the Labour and Green parties had voiced their concern about violations of pacifism which have been age old. At first reading, the vote was almost a tie, with a second vote held a week later with both the Sela jaf Maod and the Sela jaf Ieldra voting together, a convention not commonly seen. The pact was ratified upon the second vote a XXX to XXX.
Many politicans and Members of Parliament in Newfoundland supported the Pact, however a large portion stated that they had doubts of violation of Wessex's longstanding pacifism. Despite this, there was a unanimous vote in favour of the pact followed by ratification.