Social System treaty enters effect

BELLINGHAM, Washington – The Social System treaty strengthening ties between Kumano, Sandus, and Überstadt recently entered effect following ratification by all three states. By agreement of the three governments, 7 November was the effective date.

A national referendum in Kumano ended on 7 November with 80% in favor of the treaty. Sandus and Überstadt previously ratified the agreement with unanimous votes of their legislatures, and the three leaders chose the date the agreement would enter into effect upon learning of the referendum’s passage.

The Treaty on the Establishment of the Systema Socialis restructures and strengthens the relationship shared by the member-states of what has come to be known as the Social System. The system originated as a Sandum project to allow foreigners to become partial citizens of Sandus. The new treaty turns the system into a multilateral organizations whose members allow each other’s citizens to apply for partial ranks of nationality. This is meant to enable citizens of member-states to contribute to the political and cultural life of others. Members retain the right to reject applications for “Social Citizenship” and to define Social Citizens’ rights and duties within the treaty’s guidelines.

The treaty also allows the Social System to adopt common policies by consensus of the membership. Leaders of the three ratifying governments are already discussing a conference on security issues, with King Adam of Überstadt emphasizing the concept of human security as a guiding principle.