Foreign relations of Tiperyn

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The Holy Realm of Tiperyn maintains diplomatic relations with most nations in Anterra - with the sole exception of Airgialla - and is a founding member of the intergovernmental organization, trade bloc and cooperative security pact the North-South Concordant. A former colonial power, Tiperyn's relative power has decreased since the end of the colonial age. Tiperyn could be considered a great power, able to project its power globally via military and economic means, as well as by being the birthplace of Tipsprek - a major lingua franca in global trade.

Institutions of foreign policy[edit | edit source]

Various institutions within the Holy Tiperyn Realm perform duties in Tiperyn's foreign policy formulation and implementation. The Empress of the Holy Realm - currently Empress Aletta I - acts as the head of state and head of government of Tiperyn and is generally regarded as the arbiter of its foreign policy. The degree of the royal family's control over Tiperyn's foreign policy outlook and direction varies depending on the values of the Empress, and her priorities guide her Cabinet of Cardinals in its formulation and implementation.

Practically speaking, the Archsecretariat is the primary foreign policy formulation and execution body. The Archsecretary is the Chair of the Secretariart Council, setting the overall direction of federal policy to implement the monarch's strategic vision and coordinating the activaties of multiple secretariats. The Archsecretariat essentially acts as the personal office of the Archsecretary, responsible for converting strategic imperatives dictated by the monarch into policy directives for delivery to the lower secretariats. The Archsecretariat also organizes the meeting of the Secretariat Council and supports it with facilities. Foreign relations, including the direct representation of the monarch's government via a national foreign minister, ambassadors, and consulars, is maintained by the Directorate on Missions. This sub-office maintains all of Tiperyn's embassies and consulates and trains all of its diplomats. The Archsecretary legally acts as Tiperyn's chief diplomat, but the Director of Missions fills a more conventional role as the de facto minister of foreign affairs. In this role they are charged with conducting high level negotiations with other states and maintaining Tiperyn's system of overseas embassies and consulates.

Meanwhile, the Cardinal of War oversess the Secretariat on War and Crisis which forms the royal leadership of Realm Guard units and individual duchy-level militias. The Cardinal of the Fleet is a military official who oversees the Admiralty Board and translates cabinet directives to the Realm Armada. The Cardinal of the Air Service performs the same duties, but for the Realm Air Service. Of the three military-oriented Cardinals, the Cardinal of the Fleet is the most consequential when it comes to foreign policy. Although Air Service and Realm Guard arms operate overseas, the Realm Armada is the Tiperyn Realm Defence's primary expeditionary arm. Thus, it is the most heavily involved in foreign conflicts, humanitarian efforts and military exercises.

The remaining ministries often cooperate with foreign powers on specific projects, although their main directives do not strictly involve foreign policy. For example, among the Secretariat of Commerce's directives is to promote Tiperyner enterprise abroad, and will often enable infrastructure partnerships between foreign governments and the Secretariat of Works and Tiperyner companies.

Overseas territories[edit | edit source]

Tiperyn was considered to be a great colonial power prior to the 20th century. Although much of its colonial empire has been lost since, it still maintains sovereignty over territory on all four continents.

There are three levels of overseas territory in Tiperyn law:

  • Realm Dominions are semi-autonomous polities that are administered through local governance under terms laid out in Articles of Dominion and under the advice of a Governor-General. A Governor-General is a Realm Guard flag officer and member of the noble class appointed by the Empress to act as her representative to a Dominion. If a Dominion is the site of an active armed conflict, the Governor-General has enhanced powers in certain areas, such as national security, law enforcement and the military.
  • Realm Viceroyalties are territories under the administration of the monarch through a Viceroy. Depending on the size and importance of the Viceroyalty, the Viceroy—also known as a Governor-General—is a flag officer in the Realm Guard and member of the noble class. Viceroys have a degree of freedom in the delegation or devolution of power to local governance, but unlike in Realm Dominions Viceroys are always the head of government of the Viceroyalty.
  • Realm Cities are cities under the administration of the monarch through a Mayor, appointed by the Empress, and a Colonel in the Realm Guard through a power-sharing agreement. Realm Cities can be independent of any Viceroyalty or Dominion, as is Chimchag City on the Kayan Peninsula. The city of Naser in Naseristan, as another example, is administered as a Realm City, but is technically subordinate to the Realm Dominion of Naseristan.

Current holdings[edit | edit source]

Territory Period of Control Continent Notes
Realm Dominion of Nasiria 1959—Present Kesh Semi-autonomous dominion, with some powers being devolved to Tiperyn-supported Aravan administration. iperyn's largest colonial holding encompassing the entirety of Naseristan. Gained during the Great Kesh War.
Realm City of Chimchag 1820—Present Avalonia Peacefully acquired from Kaya following the turnover of the Realm Viceroyalty of Kaya back to the Kayan.
Realm Viceroyalty of Eureka 1809—Present Hyberia Houses the largest Tiperyn overseas military base, several research outposts, and a large civilian settlement of 23,000 people. The Viceroyalty is also responsible for the administration of nearby islands under Tiperyn control. These include the Tulp Islands, Van Noort Islands, Van Eyck Islands and Vesalius Islands.
Realm Viceroyalty of Crius 1545—Present Kesh (Eurybian Sea) Overseas territory in the Eurybian Sea composed of several islands in the Perses Island Chain. The site of a large Tiperyn Realm Armada naval air station and a small indigenous population.
Realm Dominion of Ellora 1537—Present Kesh (South Iapetus Ocean) Semi-autonomous dominion and protectorate, also known as the Noble Free State of Ellora domestically.
Realm Viceroyalty of the Richmond Islands 1430—Present Artemia (Boreal Ocean) Small island chain north of Tiperyn above the Boreal Circle. Site of a small naval air station, a sonar listening post, and radar early warning station. Only inhabited by military and scientific research personnel.

Former holdings[edit | edit source]

Territory Territory Type Period of Control Modern Location Notes
Northern Nasiria Realm Viceroyalty 1925—1959 Nasiria, Kesh Tiperyn control expanded from these treaty ports to the entire Aravan-dominant portion of Nasiria following the Grand Campaigns and the collapse of the Caliphate. The remainder of Nasiria was occupied following the Great Kesh War and Nasiria gained dominion status in 1959.
Tonkina Realm Viceroyalty 1756—1901 Tonkina, Kesh Tiperyn control of Tonkina ended in 1901 following a brief independence war in which all territories were ceded to the Tonkinese Liberation Front with the exception of Saikam
Greater Naser Realm City 1732—1925 Nasiria, Kesh Tiperyn merchants first landed at the mouth of the Naser River in 1400. Tiperyn gained control over two cities by treaty from the Caliphate, Naser and Daratu, which were then incorporated as the Realm City of Greater Naser.
Jade Sea Realm Viceroyalty 1655—1919 Kodeshia, Kesh Captured from Kodeshia in 1655 and used as a major trading hub in East Kesh. Lost to Kodeshia in combat during the Grand Campaigns. Also known as the Yuhai Islands.
Abeille Realm Dominion 1700s-1850 Arroyo-Abeille, Avalonia
Realm Viceroyalty 1600s-1700s Arroyo-Abeille, Avalonia
Pauwonia Realm Viceroyalty 1627—1861 SiWallqanqa and Jinhang, Avalonia A union of Tiperyn colonies and protectorates throughout what is now southern SiWallqanqa and Jinhang. Tiperyn was ultimately forced out by the Kingdom of Willkapampa—an indigenous people who remained nominally independent from colonisation.
Kaya Realm Viceroyalty 1622—1820 Kaya, Avalonia Tiperyn discovered what now constitute the state of Kaya in 1610, making landfall in what would soon become the colony of Kaya on its southern coast. Tiperyn settlers were surprised to find an indigenous population that resembled East Keshan civilizations. At the time, it was hypothesized that they were a lost civilization, likely travelling by sea from Kodeshia or Guurdalai and developing their own tongue. Tiperyn founded Kaya in 1622, but governed through the use of a local council of land owners and Tiperyn aristocrats.
Nyland Realm Viceroyalty 1580—1704 Nyland, Avalonia
Anderin Realm Viceroyalty 1541—1701 Brigantica, Avalonia The first Tiperyn vessel to reach Avalonia was the Venture in 1541, landing in what is now the Brigantica state of Anderin and founding a colony at Charlestowne. Encountering hostile Algonquin natives and an indigenous Goidelic population, the Tiperyn government sent military detachments and royal envoys to the area to stake its claim. Tiperyn expanded throughout the area, ultimately using its holdings in Brigantica as a source of lumber, animal hides and exotic foods. Additionally, as the colony of Anderin was seen as one of Tiperyn's least desirable holdings due to it being undeveloped and having a harsh climate, Tiperyn used it as a penal colony for criminals and dissidents. Due to this fact, Tiperyn held greater control over the affairs of Anderin than most of its other colonies, suppressing local opposition to crown rule and conscripting colonists to war with the Ovancian colony of Laurentia and indigenous groups. Ultimately, Anderin declared independence on 17 June 1675. After a prolonged conflict, Tiperyn ultimately conceded Anderin to the Free Colonial Government in 1701.

Recent foreign policy[edit | edit source]

In the 21st century, Tiperyn's foreign policy is primarily concerned with three initiatives initiatives:

  • Countering rival powers and securing its economic and political interests abroad through maintaining the North-South Concordant;
  • Expanding its influence in developing nations in Kesh through investment in infrastructure and fostering relationship with neutral states;
  • Destroying opposition insurgent groups with military force.

Tiperyn was among the founding members of the North-South Concordant - a trade bloc, cooperative security organization and treaty organization that includes a number of generally autocratic states. Tiperyn maintains positive relationships with all member states. The organization was formed primarily to balance pro-democratic and communist rivals which Tiperyn believes are interventionist and subversive. Additionally, the organization seeks to maintain global stability by deterring conflict between member states. Since its founding in 2001, no North-South Concordant member has engaged in an armed conflict with another member state. Tiperyn uses the North-South Concordant as an alternate means of power projection. It maintains military basing in many member states throughout the world, while the collective military power of the member states deters aggression from outside powers. Additionally, through trade initiatives and privileges granted to member states, Tiperyn hopes to increase its soft power projection and the appeal of Tiperyn culture.

Although Tiperyn lost most of its colonial empire during the 19th and 20th centuries, it still attempts to maintains influence in its former dominion of Naseristan through military force and economic exploitation. Tiperyn military forces are currently engaged in combat against Mihrani insurgents in central and southern Naseristan, fielding nearly 35,000 military personnel. In addition, over the past decade, Tiperyn has attempted to expand its economic influence in the region through economic investment. Such initiatives have included foreign aid and the construction of railroads and ports.

Relations by region and country[edit | edit source]

Avalonia[edit | edit source]

Kaya[edit | edit source]

Kaya has been one of Tiperyn's closest allies since the end of Tiperyn rule over the southern Kaya province of Kaya and the beginning of the Chimchag City lease in the early 19th century. Tiperyn and Kaya were two of the founding members of the Crown Alliance in 1896. The alliance composed initially of Tiperyn, Kaya and Agrana y Griegro - three autocratic states that had been steadfast trading partners and military allies throughout the 19th century. The alliance would expand in power rapidly during the Grand Campaigns, where it fought against Goetia and the pro-democratic alliance and incited the rise of a communist state. In 1933, Tiperyn and Kaya founded the North-South Defence Consortium - a consortium of defense contractors and manufacturers that precipitated the formation of a common defense market. Today, Tiperyn and Kaya are leading members of the North-South Concordant, which was founded in 2001.

Today, Kaya is one of two countries in the world where Tiperyn has limited visa controls. Although Kaya citizens are technically issued entrance visas with a maximum stay limit of six consecutive months, a provision for three months of study, but no working rights, all passport holding Kaya citizens are automatically granted this visa when checking in at the ticket offices of partner international airlines or when going through customs. Additionally, Kaya citizens are automatically granted access when crossing into Chimchag City - an economic center in southern Kaya leased by the Tiperyn government. Further, the Kaya people are one of the few ethnic groups to have ethnic enclaves within Tiperyn cities, known as Kaeastêden or Kaya Towns.

Tiperyn and Kaya markets are heavily integrated and the two are major trade partners. The two governments often participate in co-development programs, with one of the most prolific examples being the Belmont 65 airliner program. Further, Tiperyn and Kaya military standards are similar in some areas. For example, the two states use the same military cartridges and field the same air superiority fighters and helicopter gunships for example. The two states conduct regular cooperative security exercises on land, air and sea. Tiperyn has allowed the deployment of Kaya peacekeepers to the Naseri province of Amedi to protect Mihrani refugees in the area despite the objections of fellow Concordant members Naseristan and Asharistan.

Artemia[edit | edit source]

Airgialla[edit | edit source]

Airgialla is one of the few nation states on Anterra that Tiperyn does not recognize the sovereignty of. As a former part of the Tiperyn mainland prior to concessions made to the League of Free Nations after the the Goidelic Insurrection in 1926, Tiperyn still claims ownership of the Airgialla archipelago. Although initially Tiperyn maintained a tenuous trade relationship with Airgialla, primarily supplying Airgialla with fossil fuels and foodstuffs, Tiperyn has barred all trade and migration to and from Airgialla. The deterioration of relations were the result of increased activity from the Celtic militant group Soldiers of Goidelia in western Tiperyn, conducting acts of terrorism and civil disobedience. The group is based in Airgialla, where it acts primarily as a political organization. The Tiperyn-Airgiallan relationship is a contentious issue that significantly affects the relationship between Tiperyn and the League of Free Nations. As Airgialla is a member state of the League, Tiperyn considers the Airgiallan situation as one of the most egregious violations on the part of the League.

Major multinational industrial projects[edit | edit source]

The following is an incomplete list of among the most notable examples of economic cooperation, technology sharing and technology co-development between foreign public or private entities facilitated by a Tiperyn secretariat as a mediator or party.

Domestic capital projects[edit | edit source]

Project Partner Country Partner Party Industry Time Frame Notes
Ambrosian Oil Refinery Deal  Austrasia1 AFG Petroleum refining 2013—Ongoing In 2009, the Tiperyn Secretariat of Works made a deal with AFG for the Austrasian conglomerate to build and operate two oil refineries in the industrial area of Ambrosia. The refineries were opened in 2018.
Regional Power Station Turbine Upgrade  Austrasia1 REST Turbina Electricity generation 2007—2017 In a deal estimated at $2.5 billion, Tiperyn Secretariat of Works contracted with Austrasian firm REST Turbina to replace the turbine units at six brown coal-fired thermal power stations in Tipslan and Tytsjerkstera. Each turbine had a power production capacity of 530 MW and replaced older turbines rated between 150-335 MW.
Nijboarn Nuclear Power Station  Kaya Government Electricity generation 1957—1962 As a part of Tiperyn's first civil nuclear power program, Kaya aided in the design and construction of the Nijboarn Nuclear Power Station. The plant operated from 1962 to 1994, with its fuel supply coming entirely from Kaya imported uranium.
1 Major joint infrastructure and industrial projects with League of Free Nations member state Austrasia are broadly and colloquially classified as being under a policy of Austpolityk. This has been an ongoing effort by Tiperyn to pull Austrasia from the League of Free Nations, seen as one of the most eligible of its members for North-South Concordant membership. As such, Austrasia is the only League of Free Nations member Tiperyn ministries and companies are legally allowed to deal with.

Foreign capital projects[edit | edit source]

Project Partner Country Partner Party Industry Time Frame Notes
Trans-Kesh High-Speed Freight Rail Line  Naseristan
Transport 2010—2019
Eurybian Oil Rigs Lease  Austrasia1 AFG Crude petroleum 2009—Ongoing The Tiperyner Secretariat of Works currently lease three new oil rigs off the coast of Naseristan to Austrasian conglomerate AFG. The move coincided with the 2009 deal to open two AFG-ran petroleum refineries in Ambrosia by 2013.
Rebuilding Wujin  Kodeshia Government General infrastructure 1963—1968 Following the Great Kesh War, the Tiperyn government invested heavily in the redevelopment of Wujin, Kodeshia, which was the target of Tiperyn's nuclear bombing in 1959.
1 Major joint infrastructure and industrial projects with League of Free Nations member state Austrasia are broadly and colloquially classified as being under a policy of Austpolityk. This has been an ongoing effort by Tiperyn to pull Austrasia from the League of Free Nations, seen as one of the most eligible of its members for North-South Concordant membership. As such, Austrasia is the only League of Free Nations member Tiperyn ministries and companies are legally allowed to deal with.

Defense projects[edit | edit source]

Project Partner Country Partner Party Industry Time Frame Notes
First National Nuclear Weapons Program  Kaya
 Agrana y Griegro
Government Defense 1940s—1959 Tiperyn's first nuclear weapons program was done in collaboration with the governments of Kaya and Agrana y Griegro during the Great Kesh War. These developments were concurrent with Jungastian and Chezzetcooker efforts. Although begun in the 1940s as a power program, the weapons development program was accelerated during the Kesh War and was aided by experience gained by Agrana y Griegro from the Jungastian nuclear weapons program. Tiperyn was the third nation to test a nuclear weapon and the only nation to use a nuclear weapon in combat. Both Kaya and Agrana y Griegro pulled out of the program in protest after the dropping of a nuclear bomb on Kodeshia in the last year of the war.

See also[edit | edit source]