South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance (SWAEA)
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|Number of Members||11 (including Jørpenilands)|
The South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance - SWAEA (Castellanese: Alianza Económica de Astrasia del Suroeste - AEASO; Florescentian: Aliança Econômica da Astrasia do Sudoeste - AEASO; Franquese: Alliance Economique de l'Astrasie du Sud-Ouest - AEASO; High Astrasian: Zuidwest-Astrasische Economische Alliantie - ZWAEA; Wapashian: Kokāya Ekonomī Astrēs̄kī Sūrī-Kerī - KEASK) is an international organization that promotes economic, political and diplomatic cooperation originally between countries in the South-Western part of the Archantan subcontinent of Astrasia. However, countries from other parts of Astrasia are also invited to participate.
- 1 History
- 2 Purpose
- 3 Structure
- 3.1 Member states
- 3.2 The Assembly
- 3.3 The Secretariat
- 3.4 Treaties and Agreements
- 3.5 Institutions
- 4 Name discussion
- 5 See also
HistoryNeo Delta and Xsegunis in the early '90s. SWAEA was subsequently founded in 1996.
The original goal back in 1996 was to promote economic cooperation between the member states by means of lifting trade restrictions. Its purpose later opened up, including topics such as the promotion of free trade and the fluid movement of goods, people, and currency, integrating the countries in Astrasia. The alliance also enphasizes in the commitment by the member states to make the necessary adjustments to their laws in pertinent areas to allow for the strengthening of the integration processes.
SWAEA is governed by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government and serviced by the SWAEA Secretariat. Other organisations and institutions include the SWAEA Surveillance Authority, the SWAEA Court, and the SWAEA Statistical Office.
( * indicates founding member)
|Joined||Capital||Population||Total area (km²)||Largest City||Official Languages||Government type|
|Ambrosia||full member||1996||Port Ambroise||14 445 691||174 706.20||Meridian||Franquese||...|
|Karvaland||full member||2017||Duncaster||16,003,139||58111.78||Port Earnest||Ingerish||Monarchy|
|Lutécie||full member||1998||Aparderien||9,800,000||60263.25||Port Baie-Roulante||Franquese||Republic|
|Neo Delta||full member*||1996||Malojdeh||8,760,312||50,646.14||Malojdeh||Ingerish||Republic|
|South Astrasia||full member||2016||Astrasiápolis||71,000,000||99498.01||Astrasiápolis||Florescentian||Monarchy|
|Vega||full member||2004||Vega||24,631,002||142,862.43||Vega||Castellanese, Holandic||Monarchy|
|Jørpenilands||associated member||1996||Jørp||183.509||Jørp||Zylandic||Territory of Zylanda|
Former member states
( * indicates founding member)
|Joined||Left||Capital||Population||Total area (km²)||Largest City||Official Languages||Government type|
The most important institution is the Assembly of Heads of State and Government (Assembly for short), which meets every six months to discuss ongoing issues and takes decisions on proposed regulations.
The daily affairs are taken care of by the SWAEA Secretariat, which is headed by the Secretary General, an official who is nominated by one of the member states (in alphabetical order of their short names in Ingerish1) for one two year term, starting every July. The choice of Secretary General has to be approved by the Assembly.
List of Secretaries General of SWAEA
|1||1996 - 1998||Neo Delta|
|2||Allen Traxell||1998 - 2000||Randalia|
|3||2000 - 2002|
|4||2002 - 2004|
|5||2004 - 2006|
|6||2006 - 2008||Elhádhon|
|7||2008 - 2010||?|
|8||2010 - 2012||Neo Delta|
|9||Emerson Sylvus||2012 - 2014||Randalia|
|10||2014 - 2016||Vega|
|11||2016 - 2018|
|12||2018 - 2020|
|13||2020 - 2022|
|14||2022 - 2024|
1Member states joining retroactively should be avoided if this would logically render this list incorrect until present day. Changes after present day are of course allowed if new member states join whose names can be inserted alphabetically before the countries that are already listed.
Treaties and Agreements
Agreement on the Astrasian Economic Region
The Agreement on the Astrasian Economic Region provides free movement of persons, goods, capital, and services. The compliance of the member states with this agreement is monitored by the SWAEA Surveillance Authority.
SWAEA Surveillance Authority
SWAEA Statistical Office
SWAEA Human Rights Office
To become a member of the SWAEA a country must meet the criteria defined at the first of the first SWAEA meeting in 1996. These require a that all member states respect human rights and civil liberties, even if a country does not have a fully democratic government. The SWAEA Human Rights Office is respondible for the evaluation of a country's fulfilment of the criteria.
Originally intended as an organisation for countries in the South-Western part of Astrasia, the countries that joined SWAEA since 1996 can be found all over the subcontinent, which has triggered proposals to change the name more than once. The discussion is however ongoing.
- Neo Delta
- List of international organizations
- Eastern Ulethan Organisation of Independent Allies
Associate member: Jørpenilands