Coalition of Anti-Capitalist Economies

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Coalition of Anti-Capitalist Economies
Headquarters: Glasburgh, Celdonia
Members: 30
Type: Political, Economic,
Mutual Defense
Forum: The CACE HQ


The Coalition of Anti-Capitalist Economies is a political, economic, and strategic alliance of non-capitalist nations who engage in needs-based trade with each other. The CACE's headquarters are located in the Celdonian capital Glasburgh, on the continent of Aperin.

The Coalition was formed during the proceedings of the first Conference of Anti Capitalist Economies, which was organized and hosted by Celdonia in order to share the lessons conference attendees learned in building a strong non-capitalist economy. Recognizing the need for a permanent cooperative economic alliance, the Coalition was formed by the CACE's participants, of which five, Celdonia, Constantinopolis, Free Outer Eugenia, Kerla, and SeOCC, are still members. Membership in the Coalition grew steadily, and it currently has twenty-nine members and one associate member from all corners of the earth. Around half of the CACE's members are located in the Anticapitalist Alliance.

The Coalition is a very open organization in that it has a simple admittance process, accepts all applicants who meet the membership criteria (UN membership, a Civil Rights rating of Good or better, and the elimination of private enterprise), and engages in transparent decision-making at periodical Conference of Anti-Capitalist Economies summits. Its members, who are automatically signatories of the International Fair Trade Agreement, espouse a wide-range of differing and varied anti-capitalist ideals.


The Coalition of Anti-Capitalist Economies Space Agency is an organization comprising a number of CACE members to share research and undertake joint projects in the area of space exploration.

The CACE Charter

A Brief History

The CACE charter was drafted immediately following the first Conference of Anti-Capitalist Economies, drafted solely under the guidance of a delegation from SeOCC. No changes to the initial draft of the charter were made at the time of its ratification. Of the original handfuls of signatories, five nations still retain their signature on the document. In its initial incarnation, the Coalition charter served as a loose international association of bodies with a mutual defense agreement, along with a limited-scale economic pact. During its lifetime, the charter has been modified five times, three of which were major amendments. These amendments to the charter have served to expand the role of the Coalition as a codified economic trade bloc core, to disarm and prevent further development of weapons of mass destruction by member states, and to form a body of internal arbitration for resolution of international dispute.

The Text of the Coalition Charter

The Coalition charter, as it exists presently, reads as follows:

Charter of the Coalition of Anti-Capitalist Economies

I. Preamble

It is the duty of all people to stand against injustice, oppression and inequality wherever it may occur. It is the duty of the government, which serves those people, to carry out that struggle internationally; an injustice to one is an injustice to all. Capitalism, and the regimes that prop it up, is a system based upon human exploitation, dehumanization and the social and economic disadvantage of the vast majority of the world in order to preserve the affluent and luxurious lifestyles of the capital owners.
We, the undersigned, have made a commitment to our people to create a socially and economically just society without our own nations. However, as we enter the international community, we cannot turn our backs on those people who still live under vastly unequal and unjust regimes. Our commitment to our own people requires a commitment to all people, and basic tenets of humanity do not respect national borders, political affiliations or claims of sovereignty. It is the duty of all nations, as servants of their people, to enact justice wherever they may.
Therefore we form the Coalition of Anti Capitalist Economies, to work to ensure basic standards of living for all people around the world. We bind ourselves together to aid each other in preserving the liberty and equality of our people, as well as aiding those citizens of other countries in their quest for dignity and humanity in their lives. Men make their own history, though not in conditions of their choosing, and we choose to stand now, in the name of all mankind.

II. Eligibility

A. All nations in the CACE must be members of the UN.
B. All nations in the CACE must have a Civil Rights record of Good or better upon entry; nations that dip below this level will continue as members of the CACE on probation, pending improvement of their Civil Rights record
C. All nations in the CACE must make private enterprise illegal; this must be stated in your nations UN report
D. All nations in the CACE must agree to the terms of the International Fair Trade Agreement.

III. The CACE Body

A. The CACE will not form a governing body per se, but will make decisions based on consensus. Decisions of the CACE are not binding; the CACE will function as a forum for nations to find support for their political endeavors.
B. The CACE body will debate, primarily, issues of international politics. The purpose of these discussions will be to create strong alliances against oppression of any kind, capitalist or otherwise.
1. The CACE body will have the authority to expel nations whose internal politics violate the founding principles of the CACE, namely humanity and the sanctity of life. In such cases, a super majority (66%) will be required.
2. As most decisions of the CACE body are voluntary, it will be left to the individual consciences of member nations when to impose sanctions upon other member nations for their internal or international actions.
3. A member nation of the CACE may not take military action against another member nation without a super majority of the CACE body approving such action. Military action against other member nations without approval results in immediate expulsion from the CACE.
4. Member nations may go to war against non-CACE nations without bringing the issue to the CACE.
C. As long as member nations remain in good standing, they will enjoy the full benefits and protections of the CACE, regardless of their participation in the body.

IV. Coalition Judicial Authority

A. The Coalition Judicial Authority (CJA) will consist of nine justices.
1. The justices will be nominated and confirmed by the CACE Body. A super majority (66%) will be required to confirm a nominee.
2. Elections for the CJA will be held every two (RL) months.
a. Justices currently serving on the CJA will continue their position until the elections are completed.
b. Justices may always be renominated.
B. Cases will be heard by three justices, decided by rotation.
1. Each rotation will be one (RL) week.
2. Justices will rotate out one at a time, sequentially.
3. Justices that cannot serve any given week must give notice and will be moved one week down in the rotation.
4. The justices serving on rotation will decide whether to hear a case.
a. Two votes for hearing the case are required to bring the case before the CJA.
b. If all three justices on rotation vote against hearing a case it is dismissed with prejudice.
c. Justices with a vested or personal interest in one of the litigants are required to recuse themselves from a case.
d. Unless all other justices are unavailable or have recused themselves from the case, all rotation justices must be from different countries.
C. Cases may be appealed to the CJA.
1. Either side of a case may appeal the decisions to the CJA.
2. A simple majority of all justices on the CJA is required to hear the appeal.
a. If the CJA does not vote to hear the appeal the ruling of the rotation justices is affirmed with prejudice.
3. Appeals will go before an en banc hearing of the CJA.
4. An en banc hearing of the CJA is the court of last resort and cannot be appealed.
D. The CJA is empowered to apply penalties to litigants.
1. Nations bringing their case to the CJA agree to accept its ruling.
a. The penalty for failure to comply with a CJA ruling is expulsion from the CACE.
2. The CJA shall decide what penalties are appropriate.
3. Penalties may be appealed to an en banc hearing of the CJA.
4. The CJA may apply penalties to the plaintiff if they find the case brought was brought for maliciously, without merit, for political gain.
a. Three rotation justices must agree on penalties against plaintiffs.
b. Seven en banc justices must agree on penalties against plaintiffs.
E. The CJA shall have jurisdiction over matters of law concerning the CACE charter, disputes between CACE members, disputes involving treaties signed by CACE members, and all disputes involving CACE members where both sides have agreed to take their case to the CJA.
1. Plaintiffs must meet the following burden of proof to bring a case before the CJA.
a. Plaintiffs must show reasonable standing to hold the defendant responsible.
b. Plaintiffs must show the events in question did in fact occur.
c. Plaintiffs must show standing to bring the case before the CJA.
d. Plaintiffs must show at least a rational basis to claim a section of international law was violated

V. Defense

A. The CACE will function as a mutual defense pact; if a member nation is attacked, other CACE members are required to aid in their defense. Should it be determined by a simply majority of the CACE body that the member nation is in fact the aggressor, either by provocation or secret attack, CACE members are not required to defend the attacked nation, though they are not prevented from doing so.
B. CACE nations will not develop nuclear arsenals. Those with nuclear weapons created before membership in the CACE agree not to increase the size of their arsenals and are highly encouraged to disarm as soon as possible.
C. CACE nations will not develop chemical/biological weapons of any kind. Those with chemical/biological weapons will begin the process of destroying these arsenals immediately upon joining the CACE, with complete elimination of said weapons to be completed within four years of membership.
D. CACE nations will not develop radiological weapons of any kind. Those with radiological weapons will begin the process of destroying these arsenals immediately upon joining the CACE, with complete elimination of said weapons to be completed within four years of membership.

VI. Intervention

A. The CACE recognizes the duty to act to improve the living conditions of human beings across the world. The CACE recognizes a standing endorsement for actions that increase the standard of living/Civil Rights of people in other nations, regardless of affiliation.

VII. Economics

A. The CACE will form an extended autarchy.
1. CACE members may not trade with capitalist nations without permission of the CACE body by simple majority.
2. CACE members should, to remain true to the treaty, seek goods from fellow member states before seeking goods from non-CACE nations, even non-capitalist nations
3. Trade will not be conducted on monetary grounds. CACE members will form industrial partnerships, where each nation provides for other what is needed in exchange for what they need.

A History of Amendments

The CACE charter has been technically amended six times throughout history, though only four of these modifications were direct modifications to the charter terms themselves. One of the outstanding two minor amendments was actually a modification of the terms of the International Fair Trade Agreement, which at the time was contained within the CACE charter proper; the other was externalization of the terms of the IFTA from the charter.

Elimination of Weapons of Mass Destruction

The modification of the terms of Section V (then Section IV), authored by representatives of SeOCC, was written in order to bar development and further acquisition of NBCR weapons of mass destruction within the Coalition. Given the formation of a military pact for the purpose of mutual defense at the chater's inception, this fact made possible the initative to prevent individual member states from retaining most deterrents in the form of weapons of mass destruction. It allowed for members to retain any existing nuclear arsenals while barring their further development and encouraging disarmament, as well as banned possession or development of biological, chemical, and radiological weaponry. This amendment to the charter was the first in CACE history, and met with limited resistance from delegates from Cirdanistan and Altaran. The final vote on the amendment was fifteen for, two against with no abstentions. The amendment was added to Section IV of the charter and is now listed as Section V with the passage of the amendment establishing the Coalition Judicial Authority.

The International Fair Trade Agreement

The International Fair Trade Agreement was authored by representatives of SeOCC in order to concretely codify the terms and conditions under which Coalition members conducted trade relations with each other. The treaty also contained a number of regulations of business practices that member nations would have to agree to enforce within their borders. Initially, the treaty existed as an unnamed clause within the Coalition charter. The treaty was ratified unanimously and the charter amended with twelve votes in favor, none against with no abstentions. Final drafting of the treaty occurred parallel to the start of the Third World Solidarity Conference and as such was presented to the body of attendees in Tanah Burung by delegates from the Serene Socialist Republic of Xikuang.

There have been a number of modifications to the IFTA since its inception. However, during such time as it existed as part of the Coalition charter, the terms of the treaty were amended only once by a proposal from representatives of SeOCC to clarify and allow for a structural procedure to grant economic exceptions to IFTA signatories to trade outside of the bloc given the assent of half of the votes registered; however, at the time, the amendment to the treaty was approved solely by members of the Coalition due to the treaty's embodiment within the charter, making it noteworthy as a quasi-modification to the CACE charter. The amendment passed unanimously with fourteen votes in favor, none against with no abstentions.

The IFTA was later externalized into an independent economic treaty forming an international trade bloc and was replaced in the charter by a stipulation in Section II adding membership in the IFTA as a requirement for eligibility for CACE membership. This change to the charter is the only one in history affected by general acclamation rather than a ballot vote aside from modification of syntactical charter errata.

Removal of World Bank Membership Requirements

Initially, the eligibility requirements of the CACE charter included a stipulation that members of the Coalition join the now-defunct World Bank whenever it became tenable for the nation to invest the given amount of 1.2 billion World Dollars in the financial institution. With the dissolution of the World Bank, representatives of SeOCC proposed removal of the requirement as a matter of general housekeeping. The amendment passed with twelve votes in favor, none against with three abstentions.

Establishment of the Coalition Judicial Authority

Following the eruption and subsequent resolution of fallout from the Hurkhe Jianggo Incident during the settling of the Mulrooneys, formerly the Barnacle Islands, a call was placed by representatives of CSW to determine a consistent method for arbitrating conflicts between CACE member nations. The conference, held at CACE headquarters in Glasburgh, consisted of five of the most hotly contested days of policy-crafting that the Coalition has seen. Arguments were exchanged primarily between representatives of CSW and SeOCC in regards to the most effective way to arbitrate internal tensions. The proposal from CSW to establish a chaired committee fell in favor to a proposal for a panel of nine justices who would serve as an appellate court issued by SeOCC. Concerns over the impeachability of these justices were debated, finally giving way to a vast preference for a rotating system of periodically elected justices that now serve as the final arbitrating body of the Coalition known as the Coalition Judicial Authority. The final amendment was proposed by the delegation from SeOCC and subsequently approved with eleven votes in favor, three against with no abstentions.

CACE Membership

Membership in the Coalition of Anti-Capitalist Economies exists on three different levels. The first tier is that of full CACE membership. Full CACE membership is afforded to nations who have met the full extent of the eligibility requirements articulated in Section II of the CACE charter. The second tier is known as associate CACE membership. Associate CACE membership is granted to nations who are working towards the goal of eliminating private enterprise but have yet to complete that goal. Associate members must fulfill all other eligibility requirements listed in Section II of the CACE charter. As with full membership, associate members are granted full access to the extended economic CACE autarchy under the terms of Section VII of the charter; however, associate members are not afforded a voice in Coalition affairs by way of a vote on referendums. The final tier is probationary CACE membership. Probationary CACE membership is given to nations who have been previously admitted to the Coalition but fail to maintain an adequate civil rights record to fulfill the eligibility requirements articulated in Section II of the CACE charter. It does not strip the nation of any of the rights of full membership but subjects that nation to increased scrutiny and potential expulsion after prolonged neglect in improving its civil rights record.

CACE Members

The following nations have ratified the Charter of the Coalition of Anti-Capitalist Economies and have met all terms of eligibility to retain full membership in the Coalition:

Associate Members

The following nations have ratified the Charter of the Coalition of Anti-Capitalist Economies but have yet to eliminate private enterprise within their borders and as such have been granted associate member status:

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