Coalition of Anti-Capitalist Economies
|Coalition of Anti-Capitalist Economies|
- 1 Overview
- 2 CACESA
- 3 The CACE Charter
- 4 CACE Membership
- 5 See Also
- 6 External Links
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
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.
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.
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:
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: