So I've been wondering... (and needing for my Sins story Sinners) what the conditions were for planets wishing to be accepted into the Trade Order. (careful, NOT the Trader Emergency Coalition, the Trade Order, before the TEC). Here's what I've come up with, hopefully not too closely copied from the Charter of the United Nations, but I could really use some Sins community help. (I will, however, make the final judgements on what should go in. This is my thread after all ) As suggestions are added via comment I'll add them to the Charter (if I think they apply). So without further ado I present the Charter for Membership to the Trade Order:
The Purposes of the Trade Order:
- To maintain peace and interplanetary security and to prevent and remove threats and acts of aggression to the peace of this Order.
- To develop friendly ties between intersystem and intrasystem planets, based on the principles of free and unrestricted trade, equal rights of all Traders, and to strengthen the universal market.
All members of the Trade Order shall act in accordance with the following Principles:
1. This Order is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its members.
2. A member planet will not assault or be involved in an assault on another member planet.
3. A member planet will not assault a nonmember planet unless specifically advised to by the Trade Order Council (TOC)
4. A member planet will give economic aid to another member planet, if requested and within reason.
5. A member planet will present one representative from its planet to the Trade Order Council (TOC) for an eight-year term.
6. A planet wishing for admittance into the Trade Order must have a beginning approval rating of at least 70%.
7. If at any time a member planet's approval rating drops to 30% or below, the Trade Order Council (TOC) retains the right to vote said planet out of the Trade Order, or impose precautionary restrictions on the planet as the Council sees fit.
8. If a planet is expelled from the Trade Order by legal means, it may reapply for membership if it meets the preliminary requirements. However, the Trade Order Council retains the right to deny a second-time applicant even if all qualifications are met.
9. A member planet will promote high standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress for its citizens.
...more to be added