Westriyaa Westrian Realm
Between the State of Angliyaa and the BWA/Westrian
Upon the triumphant return of Prime Minister Alex Smith and
his associates to Angliyaa, after his exile in Eastern Zartania, he vowed
to bring reform and changes to his nation, which is home to many different
ethnic groups. Smith committed himself to serving the interests of
all the different populations of the great State of Angliyaa, and to support
democratic referenda throughout the country to determine what the will
of the people was, and to allow them self-government, if so desired, in
a peaceful and supporting manner that would reconciliate the historically
war-torn area, and leave all the peoples living together in freedom and
friendly neighborhood, as opposed to under suppression, anger, and civil
The issues of Westrians living in the southwestern parts of
Angliyaa, a region colloquially known amongst locals and amongst the Westrian
populations around Vexillium as "Westriyaa", is one the BWA has been long
attempting to resolve with the government of Angliyaa. Westrians
have been living in the majority in Westriyaa for many centuries, and it
is firmly believed by many prominent Westrian historians that the territory
is actually the origin of the Westrian people before the exodus occurred.
Other, equally prominent historians are fervently opposed to the same theory.
In any event, remains the fact that Westrians have lived here for centuries,
and in great numbers, exceeding 17 million!
Ever since the inception of the BWA in 275, the organization
had been making serious attempts to work with the local Angliyaan government
to ensure the rights of the large number of Westrians in the region are
respected. Unfortunately, and sadly for the BWA and the 17 million
Westrians in Westriyaa, the Smith government continually ignored any attempts
at beginning talks and possibly finding a solution. To further frustrate
the BWA, it was not even acknowledged that there even WAS a Westrian population
within the bounds of the State of Angliyaa - 17 million people were "officially"
stripped of their identity and national roots, and were referred to in
the official censuses as "Southern Tribes".
Then came the revolution! While revolutionary leader Nelson
DaSilva was in power, there was a first glimpse of hope for the Westriyaans,
as at least he acknowledged that Westrians indeed EXIST inside Angliyaa,
or rather, what was then renamed to "Jannaton". However, as the election,
which was staged as democratic, brought to power another dictator, the
notorious hard-liner Nathalie Zoghbi, the policy again turned for the worse
for Westriyaa: Zoghbi maintained a bogus claim that stated that Westrians
are in fact Southern Angliyaans that had moved from that area. This
claim was certainly false, as there is no kinship whatsoever between the
Westrian people and the various ethnicities of Angliyaa/Jannaton, with
little possible exceptions. Westrian historians for the first time
agreed on the same thing, and that was that this claim is false, and an
effort to further subdue the efforts of the BWA to implement the rights
and freedoms of the suppressed Westrian population there.
After the counter-revolution, in which the Jannati movement
was defeated, and the return of the exiled Prime Minister Alex Smith ,
with the subsequent re-establishment of the old government regime, there
appeared to be a change of heart by the Angliyaan leadership, who had during
exile grown more sensitive to the needs of the inhabitants of its nation.
After renewed inquiries by the BWA, meanwhile a successful agency managing
over 100 million citizens worldwide, a remorseful Alex Smith decided to
undo the injustice he had done in the past, and to acknowledge the efforts
of the BWA which he had previously ignored. On June 9, 299, the BWA
and the government of the State of Angliyaa agreed on and signed a truly
remarkable and historic treaty that made the dream of the 17 million
Westrians in Westriyaa come true: to incorporate Westriyaa into the Westrian
Realm under the leadership of the BWA!
Terms of the Treaty:
- The territory known as "Westriyaa", as delineated on the above
map, shall be transferred into the sovereignty of the Westrian Realm under
the leadership of the Bureau of Westrian Affaires (BWA) beginning one minute
after midnight on June 10, 299. Borders of the territory are as shown
on the above map. All borders will be re-surveyed as more detailed
maps of the individual territories are compiled.
- The State of Angliyaa renounces all claims and sovereignty
over said territory and recognizes Westriyaa as being a sovereign part
of the Westrian Realm. This land transaction is irreversible, fee
simple, and valid in perpetuity, irrespective of any regional events that
may occur. The BWA will assume governmental
jurisdiction. The Westrian military and border patrols will assume
control of all land and sea areas inside the treaty territory and territorial
waters, and establish bases as deemed necessary for defense purposes.
Westriyaan soil will become Westrian soil, and the Westrian Defense Forces
will provide protection from any possible future attacks.
- All ethnic Westrians living in Westriyaa will, if they so
desire, be issued BWA passports, and become formal Westrian citizens.
They may, also at their own discretion, elect to keep their Angliyaan citizenship
as a dual nationality. Any resident, Westrian or otherwise, who elects
not to obtain a BWA passport will be granted permanent residency status
for life. Non-Westrians wanting to obtain a BWA passport may do so
after undergoing the customary immigration procedures laid down by the
Westrian Immigration Act of 298.
- Angliyaan citizens are allowed visaless
access to all parts of Westriyaa by air, sea, or surface transportation.
Angliyaa and Westria will co-ordinate land transportation and communications
connections to mutual benefit.
- Westriyaa will be organized into states
and provinces according to local historical boundaries, as well as BWA
cartographer's recommendations. States and provinces of Westriyaa
will have the same status as the states and provinces of Westria and Westermarc,
and as Westrian Lombriga, and be represented equally in the Westrian parliament.
This treaty is signed and sealed this 9th of June, 299, in the capital
city of Angliyaa, Lagod:
For the State of Angliyaa:
Prime Minister of the State of Angliyaa
For the Free Nation of Westria, and the BWA:
In gratitude for his immeasurable contributions to the
Westrian people of Westriyaa, the BWA awards Prime Minister Alex Smith
of Angliyaa the highest honor the Westrian Realm has to offer: The
Cross Of Westria! Only two have been awarded thus far, and Alex Smith
joins the illustrious company of the great statesmen, President of Armatirion,
Kjell Roll Elgsaas, and the King of Christiana, HM Edward II. A presentation
of the Cross Of Westria is shown below:
Hail to the great benefactor and humanitarian who made this
historical event of peace and friendship possible!
Hail to Prime Minister Alex Smith!
President of the Free Nation of Westria