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Foreign relations of Antigo refers to inter-governmental relationships between the Socialist Republic of Antigo and other nations. Following Antigo's de facto independence and the establishment of the socialist regime, the newly born Socialist Republic, under the leadership of J. L. Briarmack, has initially established ties with other socialist or communist states. Over the following decades, it established relations (formal or informal) with developing countries and also decided to normalise ties with other developed capitalist countries to improve its economy. Antigo's bilateral dealings are accordingly sometimes confused and contradictory. It is largely believed that such ties are largely for Antigo's own prosperity and security, and to cement Antigo's place in the global community.

The fundamental goals of its foreign policies are to preserve Antigo's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, create a favourable international environment for Antigo's reform and opening up and modernization of construction, and to maintain regional peace and propel common development. One example of 'preserving its independence' is its hostile policy to Pretany, which still lay claims over the Antigoan region and hence does not recognise the Antigoan government. Hence, both sides are still locked in a military confrontation with each other. At the same time, there were international efforts to resolve the conflict over Antigo's political status, particularly due to the development of nuclear weapons in the region. Meanwhile, Antigo is actively seeking new allies around the world due to its increasing political and economic isolation in the international community. This isolation is evident in the various economic sanctions that have been implemented in response to Antigo's nuclear program.

Not all nations have recognised the Antigoan government due to its human rights abuses and controversial nuclear weapons programme and some even called for reforms which the government consistently rejected. Many have, however, advocated its formal independence from Pretany, however, emphasised this must be done through peaceful means.


Foreign relations by country

Antarephia

Country Formal relations began Location of Antigoan embassy/liaison office in country Location of country's embassy/liaison office in Antigo Notes
country name (link to map) (link to map)
Dulan flag.png Dulan 29 June 2007 map map As part of Antigo's outreach to OIOI, it has established relations with Dulan. Both share similarities over their isolation programme, and ties between both sides has remained top secret, with speculations of 'illegal' joint nuclear development and trade defying AN sanctions, though these allegations have never been confirmed.
Bandera de San Marcos.png San Marcos No relations Antigoan kings used to have contacts with San Macros. However, later on in the centuries San Macros shifted dialogue to Pretany, then ruling over the Antigoan region. Even today, San Macros refused to acknowledged Antigo's independence.
Shadze-Ma Flag.png Shadze-Ma 29 June 2007 map map As part of Antigo's outreach to OIOI, it has established relations with Shadze-Ma. Both have similar socialist ideologies.
TEflag.png Telkhug Ēkdŭn
(as de facto representative of Udenarrat flag.png Ūdzđąnąrąt)
30 June 2007 None map As part of Antigo's outreach to OIOI, it has established relations with the organisation. Relations between both sides have remained secret and it is not known why both sides have close ties, with speculations that both sides have traded secret military intelligence and information with each other, especially their nuclear programme. It is known, however, that the organisation rejected setting up AAX mining operations in Antigo.
Ūl e Ūrątybara 29 June 2007 (link to map) (link to map) As part of Antigo's outreach to OIOI, it has established relations with Ūl e Ūrątybara. There is controversy that Antigo has launched a few military satellites at the nuclear site on the island. However, both sides rejected this claim.

Archanta

Country Formal relations began Location of Antigoan embassy/liaison office in country Location of country's embassy/liaison office in Antigo Notes
country name (link to map) (link to map)
Adariaflag.png Adaria 25 July 1981 map (link to map) Adaria's foreign policy establishes that recognition of independent countries depends on the ability of its government to enforce its independence, and Antigo has been able to do so. Despite ideological differences, Adaria favours foreign relations with any countries that fit such requirement, as long as there's a sizeable enough community of citizens of each country on the other and/or significant commercial relationships. The 21st century, however, saw ties began to deteriorate over Antigo's demands to handover Antigoan 'illegal immigrants' and its nuclear weapons programme.
Flag of Déserts.svg Déserts No relations None None The country does not recognize the independence of Antigo and disapproves of its extremist practices and nuclear program; he also recognizes Pretany as the de jure ruler over Antigo.
Duncanheim Flag.png Duncanheim Never formally established Duncanheim has never established formal ties with Antigo, as the official position of the Duncanheimian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is that since Antigo broke away from Pretany, Pretany's continued refusal to acknowledge this makes the territory of Antigo a disputed zone involved in a revolution, (and the government of Antigo the leaders of said revolution). While it is informally acknowledged that the fighting has long since ended and Antigo has been established as a de facto nation, the official position remains as neutral as possible in the dispute, as it has since the armistice in 1939.


"Relations between Antigo and Duncanheim are never officially official, even though they may involve Duncanheimian officials, who will officially declare that their contact with Antigoan officials is strictly unofficial." - Vestyr Vesturfisk, Vice Undersecretary to the Duncanheimian Minister of Home Affairs, in a 2018 interview with DUNNATRA News

NationalFlagRGNK.png Rogolnika 1965
Suspended in 1969, reinstated in 1980
map map Both countries established ties on July 1965, despite extreme differences in their ideologies during the Golmerxan rule, in order to reach out to left-leaning countries, to pursue a non-aligned foreign policy after the disastrous Global War, and also to oppose the Pretanian control of Antigo. The relations are focused mainly on cultural exchange and humanitarian aid. However, an incident in September 1969 caused the Golmerxan far-right government to suspend relations to ALL socialist and communist countries, for an indefinite time. After some regime changes for both countries in the early 1980s, foreign relations are normalized once again. Since then, some cultural, academic, economic exchanges and humanitarian aid have taken place. Regarding Antigo's issues on human rights, poverty, and controversial policies, Rogolnika decided not to intervene, and just let the Antigoan authorities do what they can to slowly improve the current situation of the country.
Walleanflag.jpg Wallea 23 April 1962 (link to map) map Both sides have established ties during the 60s despite deep differences in their ideologies during Cristobal's rule. Wallea remains one of Antigo's important partners and allies in the region and one of Antigo's largest trading partner.

Kartumia

Country Formal relations began Location of Antigoan embassy/liaison office in country Location of country's embassy/liaison office in Antigo Notes
New Ingerland.png New Ingerland No regular relations New Ingerland does not recognise Antigo, and considers the region to be a de jure part of Pretany.


country name (link to map) (link to map)

Tarephia

Country Formal relations began Location of Antigoan embassy/liaison office in country Location of country's embassy/liaison office in Antigo Notes
Kazari flag.png Al-Kaza 17 March 1981. (link to map) (link to map) Antigo and Al-Kaza has relatively close ties. A notable number of Antigoans work in the country as migrant workers, which are essential to Antigo's economy. In exchange, a few Al-Kazans have worked in Antigo as well, many of whom are humanitarian workers.

Al-Kaza, in recent years, however, is closely monitoring the situation in Antigo and is staunchly opposed to Antigo's worsening human rights violations. After leaked documents and photographs in 2019 showed supposed human sacrifices in the Antigoan embassy, it has threatened to consider any human sacrifice that takes place in the Cuppa temple on the embassy grounds as a violation of international law and grounds for raiding the complex and expelling all Antigo citizens from the country. However, it is later revealed that it was just a barbecue by some civil servants near the temple and the evidence released were doctored (the culprits who released the evidence were never found). The Department of International Affairs has reassured the Al-Kazan government that the temple sacrifices are restricted to animals sacrifices only. Still, the temple remains monitored by Al-Kazan authorities.

There were also talks to establish a sibling city relationship between Kontroga and Canan-Yar. However, these talks collapsed due to the Al-Kazan government concerns on the nation's human rights abuses.


Allendea-Flag.png Allendea 8 June 2001 (link to map) (link to map)

Allendea did not establish diplomatic relations with Antigo until 2001. That year, during the administration of Allendean President Perazilín, diplomatic relations were quietly established between Antigo and Allendea. After relations were established in 2001, several years passed before the actual opening of the embassies and the public acknowledgement of relations. Antigo's embassy in Allendea was inaugurated in 2005, and the Allendean embassy in Antigo City was only opened when the first Allendean ambassador to the Antigo was appointed in 2009. While the Allaendean government has often gave aid to helpd Antigo, the Allendean government has condemned military nuclear weapons' tests by the Antigo's government in recent years.


DrapeauBMT.svg Beaumontan 14 December 1985 TBD; Sévaille is still under construction [1] (Maybe it could also be the protecting power for other nations) Beaumontan has been widely and constantly criticized for its relatively calm relations with Antigo, though many accepted that such ties are 'largely peaceful'. The Beaumontan foreign office always claims that it "ensures that its participation in Antigo always ensures that no Antigoans are being harmed." Most of Beaumontan's participation in Antigo is based on cultural exchange and humanitarian aid, as well as trying to get the nation to "normalize" and transition to being a "normal, participating nation, on the world stage." - Beaumontan Foreign Office, Antigo Dept.

Cultural exchange is a major segment of Beaumontan-Antigo relations, and in 2003, the first student exchange program between the two were established, with Antigoan Students heading to various Universities in Beaumontan, and Beaumonter students doing the same in Antigo.

Beaumontan remains one of Antigo's close allies.

Flag of Tigeria.png Tigeria 7 April 1978 (link to map) (link to map) Antigo has relatively friendly ties with neutral Tigeria, with some form of dialogues between both sides. Tigeria has often urged Antigo to 'maintain peace' in the region. Tigeria has expressed concern over Antigo's human rights abuses and nuclear arms program, which Tigeria believes are obstacles to achieving peace. Tigeria has neither advocated for Antigo's independence or recognised Pretany's soveriegnity over Antigo. Nevertheless, Tigeria supports the Pretanic and Antigoan peoples' rights to self-determination.

Tigeria actively participates in humanitarian aid projects in Antigo through the Assembly of Nations and the Red Shield.

Uletha

Country Formal relations began Location of Antigoan embassy/liaison office in country Location of country's embassy/liaison office in Antigo Notes
country name (link to map) (link to map)
Altavia-flag.png Altavia No relations Antigo and Altavia established relations in the 1950s, but Antigo's nuclear weapon programme has resulted in threats by Altavia to close the embassy in Altavia and break off relations, which what Antigo then was unwilling to do so due to its vital economic importance. Altavia used to be a 'link' between the Vinnic Economic Union and Antigo, which helped Antigo to expand its market. However, in the late 2000s, leaks of human rights violations such as child sacrifices spread outside of Antigo forced Altavia closed its embassy and imposed sanctions upon the nation. Altavia had expressed support a democratic government representing the Antigoan people. Altavia has always called for the end of its nuclear program and outlaws child sacrifices. Nevertheless, informal economic ties between both sides remain, with the Antigoan foreign minister often visiting the nation on an unofficial level.
FlagBelphenia.png Belphenia 1930s map (link to map) Belphenia under Sasuke Volkman was one of Antigo's close allies, with joint agreements over trade and defence. Ties between the two nations remain cordial but not as close compared to the previous regime, with many agreements terminated under the new regime.
Flag of Bloregia.jpg Bloregia No relations (link to map) Formerly one of Antigo's links to the Vinnic Economic Union, Bloregia has suspended ties in the 70s due to its human rights abuses.
Flag of Demirhan Empire.png Demirhanlı Devleti 5th November 1965 map map Demirhans established their embassy in Antigo during rule of Süleyman III, a Fascist government, when the country started to distance itself from other Ulethan democracies. Despite ideological differences, ties between both sides remained 'close', to the point that there were allegations that the Demirhans were trading Uranium with Antigo. (This has been dispproven) The Demirhans has invested heavily into Antigo, with many of their national companies operating in Antigo and/or involved in the development of the nation. Today, several policies of the Antigoan government are seen as unacceptable in Demirhan society (like extensive presence of labor camps or child sacrifice), for diplomats they are like elephant on the table - best to be ignored. The nation, being in range of Antigo's ballistic missiles, have called for the denuclearisation in the region.
Esthyra flag.svg Esthyra 1980s map map As part of Esthyra's open outreach policy, the diplomatic mission was established during the 80s to allow cultural exchanges. In recent years, as human rights violations surface, such relation became intermittent as it is more often questioned by the people, but remained relatively peaceful and friendly.
Gardensa-flag.png Gardensa 1980s map map Antigo and Gardensa have an agreement to allow Antigoan satellite launches from the Zalghira Space Center since 1991. However, many have criticised that there would be a secret agreement to let Antigo use the base for launching missiles for its nuclear programme. The Government of Giliarca and the Antigoan government has always denied this in every seat, and there are no reports thus far of any Antigoan missile launches from that base.
GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya 14 July 1962 map map Gobrassanya is one of Antigo's closest allies and essential partner in the region. Both sides have facilitated many cultural and student exchanges with each other, particuarly between the National Antigo Briarmack University and the Arksbury University. It is believed the historical ancestors of the Antigoans are actually nomads from today's Gobrassanya, but when and how the nomads settled remains in dispute as part of the conflict over Antigo' political status.
Khaiwoon flag.png Khaiwoon No relations Antigo's has a certain 'hostility' towards Khaiwoon due to it leading tough sanctions against the nation.
Lorantian Flag.png Lorantis No relations Lorantis respects Antigoan own cultural identity and legacy but views that the current government is 'unfairly' making use of the people as a source of power and a tool for oppression. With human rights abuses, Lorantis decided not to establish diplomatic relations with the Antigoan government. Lorantis is known for providing shelter for refugees who escaped the regime.
MauretiaFlag.svg Mauretia No relations In as much Mauretia acknowledges the realities of Antigo's independence, it refuses to officially recognize the totalitarian government that is in power. Mauretia would be willing to support Antigo's self-determination and freedom from Pretanic control under democratic, non-agressive means. This stance has been rejected by the Antigoan government, which has tried official engagements with Mauretia. Both sides have acknowledged isolated informal dialogues behind the scenes, as Mauretia is particularly concerned about the continuing human-rights abuses and Antigo's rocketry arrangements with nearby Gardensa.
Mergany Flag.png Mergany No relations Mergany used to be involved in Antigo's scientific developments until in the 70s when Antigo started to develop its own nuclear weapons. Since then, Mergnay has often denounced its nuclear programme and dismissed its nuclear threats.
Midistland national flag.png Midistland 19 April 1981 (link to map) map Ties were established with the nation to facilitate flights from Antigo to eastern Uletha. It is known a few Antigoans are working in infrastructure and refurbishment works in Breassau.
Podoliaflag.png Podolian Republic 5 May 1948; briefly suspended from 23 October 1986 till 12 January 1989 TBA map After the Second Podolian revolution, the monarchy in the country was overthrown and a socialist one-party rule under the leadership of Klim Danilov was established (similar to Antigo's history). The Socialist confederation of Suria was the main and most important ally of Socbloc, backed both the Antigoan and Podolian revolution. This circumstance predetermined friendly partnership between the two countries. After eliminating the consequences of the civil war, Podolia managed to establish ties with Antigo with a visit by a representative to the country.

Special ordinance of The Chairman of Podolian Communist Party dated 5 May, 1948, states the following: The wise and far-sighted Podolian Communist Party permanently concerns of not only the well-being of Podolian people, but also the fate of working people all around the world. Newborn socialist Podolian Republic warmly welcomes and sympathizes the unbreakable will of Antigoan people and their revolutionary struggle against Pretanic imperialists, who sent only discord and hatred to this glorious land. Antigo is granted comprehensive diplomatic recognition and mediation between the Briarmack's regime and the Assembly of Nations.

The diplomatic relationships were temporarily suspended from 1986 to 1989 due to change of power in the country and the policy of liberalism and convergence with Ulethan democratic regimes. Podolian Labour Party remains the main lobbyist of friendly relationships between the nations nowadays.

Flsg.jpg Pretany No relations Antigo was previously under Pretanic control up till the violent war which saw Antigo's de facto break away from Pretany. Both countries have never established any formal diplomatic and commercial ties with each other. Pretany does not recognize Antigo and refers to it as a region to be reunified. Likewise, Antigo has never recognised Pretany's control over Antigo and hence does not recognise the kingdom. Tensions between both sides have resulted in border skirmishes and the development of nuclear weapons in the region. However, there is still some level of communications and informal ties to bring about peace in the region.
Suria Flag.png Suria 11 November 1939 map Suria is one of the first nations to recognise Antigo's independence and establish ties with the nations. It continues to support the socialist cause in Antigo today. In the past, the Antigoan kingdom used to invade parts of Suria and vice versa; Suria has briefly controlled certain areas of Antigo under Pretanic rule. Suria remains of the Antigo's key allies in the region.

Participation in International Organisation(s)

In 1989, when the case over Antigo's political status was brought up to the International Peace Council, it ruled that Antigo has 'its own right of self-rule and representation in other organisations'. Since then, Antigo has been part of the Assembly of Nations, the Academic Support International‎, Developing Nations Forum, International Association of Technical Universities, International Workers Alliance, Assembly of Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief and the International Red Shield Movement. It was briefly a member of the Atomic Research Council before pulling out in 2005.