Comprehensive Negotiating Framework for Southern Wallasea

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Comprehensive Negotiating Framework for Southern Wallasea
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Location of CNF member states (green) and associated states (blue)
Location Southern Wallasea
HeadquartersPrvní, Poláčekia
Official Languages Embrean, Flamaguayan, Poláček, Saratovian, Zegoran language family
Member States  Embrea
 Flamaguay
 Poláčekia
 Saratovia
 Zegora and Bogatovia
Leaders
 •  2019 President of the Council  Flamaguay
 •  Secretary General Dudeson McDuder
Establishment
 •  Treaty of Sertolovo 1 January 1975 

The Comprehensive Negotiating Framework for Southern Wallasea, commonly known by its Praetannic abbreviation CNF, is a multilateral mechanism for conducting negotiations and securing common agreements among its member states. The CNF was formed in 1975 with the signing of the Treaty of Sertolovo, and is headquartered in První, Poláčekia. While most resolutions adopted by the CNF are non-binding for its member states, the Framework provides the basis for most international political agreements and interactions in southern Wallasea in the latter half of the 20th century.

History

Following the 1968 War of the Three Valleys, previously fraught relations between Zegora-Bogatavia and Flamaguay completely collapsed as Zegora cut all diplomatic ties with Flamaguay. Zegora, wary of Prekovy after its intervention and seizure of Zegoran territory during the war, ended its long-standing alliance with the northern Wallasean power and instead sought to improve relations with its eastern neighbor Saratovia.

The Saratov government had leaned heavily on the Flamaguayan side during the Three Valleys conflict, but nevertheless sought to bring the conflict to a permanent political resolution and reopen Zegoran-Flamaguayan relations. Zegora and Saratovia agreed to a bilateral cooperation agreement in 1970 with the Rzhesk Accord, which enabled free-trade and visa-free travel between the states. Relations between Zegora and Saratovia began to warm rapidly despite a long history of an antagonistic rivalry.

In May 1974, after negotiating with the Flamaguayan government to garner their approval, the Saratov government under Chancellor Gavril Avdonin invited the heads of government of Zegora, Flamaguay, Embrea, and Poláčekia to the coastal resort town of Sertolovo about 150km northeast of Petrograd. As the War of the Three Valleys was so recent in memory, Adonin knew that a permanent political resolution would be impossible to achieve so soon. The goal of the summit was instead the creation of an organization that could serve to build the framework for an eventual permanent resolution, and that could work as a negotiating mechanism for other regional disputes in order to prevent another war from breaking out. Adonin's top priority was to normalize relations between Zegora and Flamaguay in order to diffuse the threat of the war reigniting and potentially setting off a flashpoint for a wider conflict.

The initial negotiations lasted a week to develop the basic principles of the framework, at which point the heads of government returned home and allowed their diplomatic staff and foreign ministers to continue negotiations. On 1 July 1974, the heads of government returned to sign the completed agreement. The agreement laid out plans for an organization to be headquartered in Poláčekia - regarded as the most neutral party in the dispute between Flamaguay and Zegora - which would house permanent delegations from each of the member states. The organization would be able to adopt or issue non-binding agreements to encourage standard practices and procedures among the member states. The treaty also set forth a roadmap for the normalization of relations between Flamaguay and Zegora, which was predicated on the two nations reopening their embassies with one another in March 1975 and a mutual understanding on placing the sovereignty question of the disputed territories "under an umbrella", which would not impede negotiations on other matters.

The full Treaty of Sertolovo would come into effect on 1 January 1975, at which point the Comprehensive Negotiating Framework would come into being as an organization. Former Chancellor of Saratovia Evgeniy Zheglov served as its inaugural Secretary General.

Organizational Structure

Political Framework

Negotiating Practices

Accepted Standards

  • rail gauge (!!!)
  • road width
  • free trade
  • common munitions

Proposed Standards

  • common currency
  • common passport/customs union
  • mutual defense agreement

Military Integration and Cooperation

The CNF is not a military alliance and contains no mutual defense provisions, however all of the member states have agreed to committing to non-aggression principles in any disputes with one another. The member states have also ascribed to various universal military equipment standards and unified procedural practices to boost military cooperation and integration.

Training Exercises

Overseas Peace Enforcement Missions

International Cooperation

Participating Parties

Member states

Associated states