Tarephia Cooperation Council
|Tarephia Cooperation Council|
"In triviis floremus"
At the crossroads we flourish
|Members||19 member states|
|• High Secretary|
|• Speaker of the Forum|
|• Supreme Justice|
|Legislative body||Tarephian Assembly|
The Tarephia Cooperation Council (TCC) (Castellanese: Consejo de Cooperación de Tarefia; Franquese: Conseil de Coopération de la Taréphie; Florescentian: Conselho de Cooperação da Taréfia; Babelic: 踏热洲国家合作委员会;) is a political and economic union of member states on the continent of Tarephia. The TCC aims to facilitate free trade and to facilitate freedom of movement of people, goods, and ideas between its member states. Although membership is open to all Tarephian states, most members are located in southern Tarephia. The TCC is considered by many to be a global powerhouse and the central union for cooperation in the Tarephias.
To achieve its purpose, the TCC has several missions:
- To represent Tarephia before the Assembly of Nations (AN) as an observer party,
- To grant citizens of its member state the privilege of visa-free travel,
- To use a common currency (the Tare) among member states (member states may choose if and how to peg their own currencies to the Tare), and
- To fund academic research and other initiatives in a variety of fields (e.g., science (Cabelia), space (Vodeo)).
- To improve the quality of life for all citizens of member states.
The TCC meets annually (as the Council of States) at the headquarters in ---- to measure progress towards existing initiatives and to plan new initiatives.
On 20 July 1984, the founding members of the Tarephia Cooperation Council signed the Treaty of Lyonesse-Francès. The signatories were:
|Country||Capital||Accession||Population||Area (km2)||GDP||GDP per cap||Currency||HDI||Parliament||Languages||Notes|
|Allendea||Catamia||1984||Peso & Tare|
|Azure Coast||Tízur||Peso costazulense|
|Barzona||Carante||1988||67549.84||Lira||Congress of Deputies||Barzuna (official)
Taqueza, Franquese, Ediyana, Cubutacubun, Castellanese, Meyfe, Nawat, Sainte-Elenais patois, Yañacuita, Onoyoyo (unofficial)
|Bonavista||Victoria||1995||123,000||1,677||Bonavista pound||0.791||Ingerish, Bonavista Creole|
|Cabelia||Boncharté||1984||3,141,000||13,000||$ 132.31 billion USD||$ 42,125 USD||Tare||0.901||Cabelian Parliament||Franquese||"Area" is 83% water.|
|Freedemia||Quentinsburgh||1984||34,895,000||420,550||Freedin & Tare||0.878||Ingerish (Official)
Franquese, Castellanese, Budrian, Meilanese (unofficial)
|Mandatory Meilan||Eaux Riantes||Tare|
|Paroy||Coleraine||1984||31,942,260||394,181||Paroyan Dollar||0.917||Ingerish, Franquese|
|Tempeira||Mar de Agosto||1989||81,630,000||593,247.19||$ 336.66 billion USD||$ 4,105.22 USD||Acol & Tare||0.803||Tempeiran Bicameral Legislature||Tempeiran Florescentian, Tempeiran Sign Language, Guarinán, Caleuchean|
|Hueyapán||Membership currently suspended.|
The Tarephia Cooperation Council consists of several bodies:
Secretariat of the Tarephia Cooperation Council
The Tarephia Cooperation Council is headquartered (parliament, legislative chamber) at ----, -----. The Secretariat is responsible for the coordination and administration of the TCC's various activities, and is led by the High Secretary of the TCC, a position that rotates between each of the member countries every three years.
The Tarephian Forum
The Tarephian Forum is the quasi-legislative body of the TCC.
Supreme Court of the Tarephia Cooperation Council
The Supreme Court of the Tarephia Cooperation Council is stationed in Artisanople, Kotel. It rules on disputes involving interpretation of TCC legal documents. It is also the court for supranational matters involving parties outside the TCC.
Inter-Tarephian Border Guards
Headquarted in Eaux Riantes, Meilan, the Inter-Tarephian Border Guards coordinates member states' border authorities to enforce border security.
|Tarephia Cooperation Council Headquarters|
|Supreme Court of the Tarephia Cooperation Council||Artisanople||Template:Kotel||Building|||
|Department of Development||Quentinsburgh||Freedemia||The department which manages the (mostly economic) growth of a nation. It focuses on infrastructure, energy, education, healthcare, safety and science.|||
|Scientific Advisory Body||Boncharté||Cabelia||The council that evaluates certain scientific issues and presents them to the Council Leadership. The Scientific Council would advise the TCC Leaders to do specific things in relation to environment, space, and other scientific issues. The council does not have authority to lobby the TCC or its Constituent Nations' leaderships, although they are allowed to host public campaigns.|
The Tarephia Cooperation Council maintains observer status at the Assembly of Nations. The council also sends diplomatic missions to various countries around the world.
The Tarephia Cooperation Council introduced a currency called Tare upon inception in 1984. The currency is used in some of the member states. It eases the process of money exchange and financial exchanges. The Tarephian Central Bank, which manages the Tare, is located in Hexagonia City, Tigeria.
The Tare has its roots in Tigeria and Kotel. The two countries were using ※ as the symbol for the Tare before it was introduced in the TCC. The symbol is derived from the character for rice (米), from the days when many Tigerines and Koteliers paid their daily wages in rice. The symbol was simplified when the currency got introduced and was taken over by the TCC.
List of countries with the Tare as an official currency:
The TCC operates many financial institutions, the foremost among which is the Tarephian Central Bank. The majority of the institutions are located in the financial center of Hexagonia City, in Tigeria.
|Tarephian Central Bank||Hexagonia City||Tigeria|||
|Tarephian Development Bank||Hexagonia City||Tigeria||Works with the Department of Development and the Development Fund
to provide wide-ranging monetary aid/loans to member nations for the purposes
of economic and general development.
|Tarephian Development Fund||Hexagonia City||Tigeria|||
|Tigeria Trust Fund||Hexagonia City||Tigeria|||
|Tarephian Cooperation Council Accountability Office||Hexagonia City||Tigeria|||
|Tarephia Banking Authority||Hexagonia City||Tigeria|||
|Tarephia Mercantile Securities Authority||Hexagonia City||Tigeria|||
|Tarephia Insurance and Financial Providence Authority||Hexagonia City||Tigeria|||
|Royal Vodean Mint||Holme||Vodeo|||
|Papeterie de la Banque de Tigrisie||Lyonesse-Francès||Tigeria|||
|Tarephia Stock Market||Valka||Template:Valaga||TBA|
|Tarephia Cooperation Council Trade Policy Center||Quentinsburgh||Freedemia||Works with administrations of TCC countries to create cohesive trade policy across TCC members|||
Science is one of the main focuses of the TCC, and there are multiple major institutions devoted to science research in the council. The TCC also funds a wide network of think tanks and university programs through the Science Outreach Fund and the Center for Tarephian Science.
Cabelia (More specifically the city of Port-Ouillon) is a scientific hub in the TCC; hosting many TCC-funded facilities for scientific research in many fields. Scientists from all around the TCC, because of the freedom of movement and the many facilities there, funded by the TCC and the Government of Cabelia, have concentrated in Cabelia over the past decades. This concentration of scientists allows for the community to communicate much more efficiently, and thus, get more work done. ---- and ---- are also major scientific centers for the TCC, by virtue of their large cities and substantial economies.
|TCLIGO (Tarephia Continental Laser Inferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory & Research Facility)||Boncharté||Cabelia||A facility to investigate gravitational waves.|
|The TCC Observatories||N/A||Vodeo, Cabelia...||A network of observatories with major locations in Vodeo, Cabelia.... The observatories focus both on supporting the space program and conducting astronomical research.|
|The Scientific University of Valka||Template:Valaga||Conducts cutting-edge research into Chemicals and Biology.|
Space Agency of Tarephia
The TCC created the Space Agency of Tarephia (SAT) in 1992, building off of Vodeo and ----'s pre-existing space facilities. The agency was separated from the TCC in 2006, but the TCC continues to provide funding and work closely with it.
|TCC Center for Urban Agriculture Research||Quentinsburgh||Freedemia||Research into growing food in urban areas to meet the food needs of a growing urban population, including a vertical farming laboratory.|||
|TareVision Broadcasting Corporation||Intercontinental Television and Radio Broadcaster. Broadcaster of different TV shows, films, series, cartoons, sports from all the TCC members, and broadcast in all countries of Tarephia.|
- It is not the primary currency, but it is accepted in banks, hotels, or anything that costs more. Any bank will change Pesos and Tares, and if people want to save money, they do it in Tares, because of Inflation.
- Freedemia uses the Freedemian freedin as the primary official currency, but has pegged it to the Tare for easy use and conversion (1 Freedin = 1.10 Tare) and recognizes the two currencies equally. Any bank will change between the two, as do many ATMs.