Allied Eastern States

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Allied Eastern States
Savezničke Istočne Države
Союзнические Восточные Штаты
Sprzymierzone państwa wschodnie
Abbreviation AES
Motto "Bastion of the East"
Formation 11 July 2001; 21 years ago (2001-07-11)
Type Political and Economic Alliance
Headquarters Krvnigrad, Rovsnoska
5 member-states

The Allied Eastern States (AES; Rovsnoski: Savezničke Istočne Države; Yarovan: Союзнические Восточные Штаты; Gradinskan: Sprzymierzone państwa wschodnie), officially the Alliance for the Cooperation and Defense of Eastern Artemia, is a regional intergovernmental organization made up of Eastern Artemian nations. The AES is formed around the tenants of Easternism, focusing heavily on preserving Eastern Artemia from "western influences" and what has been perceived as economic imperialism. The AES encourages cooperation in economic, political and military affairs and has certain powers relating to the coordination of trade, finance, lawmaking, and security.

The Allied Eastern States was signed into existence on July 11th 2001 by Ataman Yulian Antonovich of Lestykhol, President XXXX of Gradinska and Grand Marshal Viktor Martić of Rovsnoska in Krvnigrad to counter what they believed to be increased Yarovan, Pan-Artemian Coalition, and League of Free Nations influence within the region and expand cooperation between the nations of Eastern Artemia. Svenskt, Osorra, and Austrasia became partners shortly after to gain a larger economic influence within Eastern Artemia and support closely ideological nations. Controversially Yarova, Aukalnia, and Sartland became partners in 2020 with the election of Tanas Gruzdev.

Organizational structure[edit | edit source]

All AES members must be within the region of Eastern Artemia, however what is Eastern Artemia has been a source of controversy as Samotkhe is internationally recognized as being a part of Central Artemia, albeit sharing many cultural and political aspects with the east. The observer system allows for any nation within Artemia to associate with AES. Partners of AES are given the economic benefits, but are barred from making any important AES decisions or becoming involved in the Defense Council. An extension to the partner program was made in Osorra was allowed into the partner program due to its close political and cultural ties to Eastern Artemia, although being in Avalonia.

Defense Council[edit | edit source]

The AES Charter establishes the Defense Council, which is vested with the task of coordinating military cooperation of the AES member states. To this end, the Council develops conceptual approaches to the questions of military and defense policy of the AES member states; develops proposals aimed to prevent armed conflicts on the territory of the member states or with their participation; gives expert opinions on draft treaties and agreements related to the questions of defense and military developments; issues related suggestions and proposals to the attention of the AES Council of the Heads of State. Also important is the Council's work on approximation of the legal acts in the area of defense and military development.

Every other year, the member nations of the AES participate in Biennial Military Exercises and War Games to ensure effect military cooperation and provide valuable training to their troops. If a member of AES is invaded by an outside force it is required for all members of AES to come to the defense of the invaded nation. It is not required for AES members to support invasions began by nations within AES or domestic conflicts such as the ongoing Graznavan Insurgency.

Council of the Heads of State[edit | edit source]

Operations and Initiatives[edit | edit source]

Economic Initiatives[edit | edit source]

Technological Advances[edit | edit source]

Wargames[edit | edit source]

AES has held biennial war games since 2003, held in: Destland, Lestykhol, Rovsnoska, and Samotkhe. The goals of these war games have generally been to better joint cooperation and coordination between AES members. The most recent AES war game was held in Lestykhol 2019 and focused around arctic and naval warfare.

Counter-Insurgency Operations[edit | edit source]

Involvement in the Third Dest Civil War[edit | edit source]

In 2018 the Third Destland Civil War broke out, with the democratic opposition quickly taking land from Destland. The threat of loosing a vital member prompted the AES to reinforce the struggling Destland Armed Forces, assisting them with material aid and air support. Being a civil war it is not required for members of AES to support Destland. Rovsnoska currently has 3,000 soldiers and aircraft stationed in Destland.

Trade Deals[edit | edit source]

Cultural Showcases[edit | edit source]

Internal Conflict[edit | edit source]

Central Artemia[edit | edit source]

Invasion of Graznava[edit | edit source]

Yarova[edit | edit source]

Summits[edit | edit source]

Date Member State City Major Event(s)
1st 11 - 16 July 2001 Rovsnoska Krevnigrad Formation of the Allied Eastern States
2nd 3 - 9 January 2002 Lestykhol Kholdnareka Admission of Albaterra as an observer of AES and Gradinska as a member
3rd 23 - 30 April 2004 Helinika Drachyro Admission of Svenskt and Austrasia as observers of AES
4th 9 - 14 September 2006 Rovsnoska Šibenik Admission of Destland as a member AES
5th 5 - 10 December 2008 Helinika Drachyro
6th 17 - 22 June 2010 Gradinska Kaling
7th 24 - 29 January 2012 Lestykhol Kholdnareka
8th 12 - 17 May 2014 Destland Gainsk
9th 6 - 11 November 2016 Helinika Drachyro
10th 19 - 24 May 2018 Gradinska Kaling Start of the Third Destland Civil War
11th 23 - 30 May 2020 Rovsnoska Krevnigrad Admission of Yarova as an observer of AES

Easternism[edit | edit source]

The core ideology of the Allied Eastern States is the concept of Easternism. Easternism proposes that Western ideology and imperialism works against Eastern Artemia, disrupting independent cultures and forcing economic hegemony upon the East. Only through the cooperaton and mutual assistance of Eastern Artemian nations can the east remain independent of the west. The core tenants of Easternism are the promotion of traditionalism and nationalism, ethnic self determination, mutual defense of the east, anti-communism, anti-imperialism, and the opposition of foreign interference and disruption.