Association of North American Nations
Association of North American Nations
|Founder||New Netherland |
The Association of North American Nations (Amerikaens: Associasie van Nürdtamerikaens Nasies, Spanish: Asociación de Países de Norteamérica, French: Association des Nations de l'Amérique du Nord, Corean: 북美 國가 련맹) is a military, political and economic union of seven member states in northern America established in 1951. It was originally a collection of bilateral and multilateral treaties crafted to oppose European influence in northern America.
Today, the organisation aims to ensure the security and political stability of its constituents, maintain a united economic market, enforce monetary regulations, and to propogate legal homogenisation. It is said to have multiple unique characteristics, making it truly sui generis.
Organisation and structure
The Association of North American Nations (ANAN) operates through a hybrid system of supranational and intergovernmental decision-making, and according to the principles of conferral (which says that it should act only within the limits of the competencies conferred on it by the treaties) and of subsidiarity (which says that it should act only where an objective cannot be sufficiently achieved by the member states acting alone).
Generally speaking, the actions of ANAN can be classified into two groups of actions. These two actions are civil actions, while the other actions can be classified under military actions, this is due to ANAN her origins as a defensive alliance. The difference in the type of actions lies in the fact that military actions can be undertaken without a civil agreement, rather they are decided by the military council of ANAN.
- Council of the Association of North American Nations (Amerikaens: Raed van Associasie van Nürdtamerikaens Nasies; CANAN) is a collegiate body that defines the overall political direction and priorities of ANAN. It is composed of the heads of state or government of the ANAN member states and the chairman of the council.
- Standardisation Agency (Amerikaens: Standaerdisasieburîl; SAANAN) is one of the largest organizations within ANAN. It is a public standards organization whose mission is to foster the economy of ANAN, foster internal trade and the welfare of the ANAN citizens by providing an efficient infrastructure to interested parties for the development, maintenance and allocation of a coherent set of norms and specifications. This agency thus in essence makes sure the quality across the ANAN adheres to the same standards. A controversial department of the Standardisation agency is the "Economic mobilisation department", this department standardises wartime production capacity across ANAN so that in case of a war ANAN can quickly and rapidly mobilise its massive military industrial complex.
- Bank of North America (Amerikaens: De Nürdtamerikaens Bank; DNB) is the prime component of the ANAN financial system and the North American system of banks (NASB). It is one of the key institutions of ANAN and one of the world's most important banks. The DNB governing council administers foreign exchange reserves of ANAN, engages in foreign exchange operations, provides developmental loans, sustains the ANAN budget and defines the intermediate monetary objective and key interest rates of the core nations. The DNB is governed directly by ANAN law, its capital stock is worth 23 Billion Guilders, and it is owned by all central banks of ANAN member states and shareholders.
- North American Infrastructure Organisation (Amerikaens: De Nürdtamerikaens Infrastructuur Organisatie; NAIO), is a public organization responsible for the standardization, maintenance, development and expansion of the ANAN infrastructure network. The infrastructure network is maintained by ANAN and paid for by tolls, it consists of a transnational road network and a transnational high-speed train network. These networks foster interstate communication, trade and the movement of goods services and people among the members of ANAN.
- Military Committee (Amerikaens: Nürdtamerikaens Militair Commissie) is the body of ANAN that is composed of the member states Chiefs of Defence (CHOD). Due to ANAN, her original role as a military defensive alliance the ANANMC has certain executive competencies, these include the ability to mobilize ANAN military forces in times of crisis, Aerospace defence for ANAN and control over the ANAN rapid response corps. These competencies and levels of control make the ANANMC a pillar of ANAN.
- North American Command Operations (Amerikaens: Nürdtamerikaens Kommando Operaties; NACO). Is the command responsible for ANAN operations worldwide, this includes ANAN-led peace missions, and joined ANAN maritime battle groups.
- Rapid Response Force (Amerikaens: Reactie Magt; ANANRSF) is a multinational force that consists of permanent military units, that have the goal to respond to rapidly emerging threats to the security of ANAN. This unit is under the sole control of ANANMC, due to its nature of rapid response and continental defence. They consist of the following formations:
- III Amerikaense corps (NNL)
- Strike group 12 (Navy NNL)
- 2nd Armored corps (Mexico)
- 4th Aerospace corps (Mexico)
- 2nd Army group (Tussenland)
- 1st Airborne Regiment (New England)
- 25th Strike command (Tussenland)
In total, the ANANRSF has a strength of 220,000 active duty soldiers, with its reserve capacity being far larger. This has resulted in a permanent ANANRSF force of potentially 990,000 combat capable soldiers, 7 fully capable Air wings, 4 Martime strike groups.
Association of North American Nations (ANAN) her budget originates from 3 different income streams. Tolls for the ANAN highway system, contributions from the member states and the ANAN development fund. It is told that on average the ANAN budget is equal to 0.4% of the economy of the ANAN member states. The money is mainly used for ANAN administration, meeting objectives, governance, maintaining facilities and the like.
Member states retain in principle all powers not conferred by them on the Association of North American Nations (ANAN), through the exact delamination has on many occasions become a subject of scholarly and legal debate. Throughout its history, the ANAN supreme court has managed to expand the powers of the ANAN through the application of case law. The most famous example was ANAN maintaining its independent military command structure.
In certain fields, ANAN has been awarded exclusive competence and mandate. These are areas in which member states have entirely renounced their own capacity to enact legislation. In other areas, ANAN and its member states share the competence to legislate. while both can legislate member states can only legistate to the extent to which ANAN has not. In other policy areas, ANAN has a supporting and supplemental fucntion, but cannot legislate with the intent to harmonize national laws. That a particular policy falls into a certain category of competence is not indicative of what legislative produce is used for enacting legislation within that policy area. Different legislative produces are used within the same category of competence. Even within the same policy area, there can be different legislative procedures.
ANAN court of justice
|Constitutive Declaration of the Association of North American Nations|
|Signed||12 July 1951|
|Location||Boston, New England|
|Effective||31 December 1951|
|Condition||Ratification by signatories|
|New Netherland |
|Depositary||Government of New England|
|Languages||Amerikaens, English, Spanish, French|
The Parties undertake an agreement to the foundation of the Association of North American Nations and all that this Treaty entails.
The Parties declare that this organization will work towards international peace between itself and all other sovereign nations. If the threat of force is used against one Party it is used against all Parties, for which a joint defense will be established to secure stability and peace.
The Parties create a Defense Council, with each member sending a military representative to negotiate on behalf of its sovereign nation in matters of mutual defence and aid. This Defense council will in times of crisis take the necessary actions to defend its sovereignty
The Parties create an Economic Council, with each member sending a representative to negotiate on behalf of its sovereign nation in the matters of mutual commerce and trade.
The Parties will adopt a common policy for access of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
The Parties may agree, only if unanimously, to the addition of any other American State to carry out the principles of this Treaty and to continue the stability of region.
The Parties agree that this Treaty does not dissolve any previous agreements made between other sovereign nations unless stated in this Treaty.
The Parties are obligated to take any necessary measures to fulfill all parts of this Treaty.
ANAN strategic context
ANAN's strategic concept clearly lays out its purpose and principles, its core tasks and values, as well as the organization's strategic objectives within a radically deteriorated security environment. It reaffirms that ANAN’s key purpose and greatest responsibility is to ensure the collective defence of members and allies against all threats both foreign and domestic, from all directions. To do this ANAN fulfills three core tasks: Deterrence and Defence; Crisis prevention and management; and cooperative security. The strategic concept of ANAN underscores, in particular the need to strengthen deterrence and defence as the backbone of ANAN collective defensive systems. It also stresses that resilience is critical to ANAN her core tasks, as are cross-cutting issues like technological innovation, sharing intelligence, industrial base sharing, joint programs and the implementation of the security agenda.
With this as ANAN her fundamental strategic context, it has been able to develop a so-called “ANAN strategy” as well as “ANAN doctrine” in regard to how it conducts itself and what way of thinking is fundamental to its organization. A difference is made between Strategy and Doctrine;
“Doctrine describes how a force operates, or how an army fights. The strategy describes the overall approach to achieving the goal; tactics describe the specifics, e.g., when an army is in contact with the enemy. Doctrine describes in both cases the principles as to how the fight will be waged.”
ANAN doctrine is dictated by the fact that ANAN, in essence, is the world's third power, while at the same time, unlike other global powers is not a unified state. These are the fundamental factors that have dictated its doctrine, in combination with the Amerikaener, Mexican and Virginian military traditions of the initiative of lower officers, high mobility warfare, firepower, integrated communication, application of advanced technologies on the battlefield as force multipliers and other assets. This over time has led to the maturation and further development of ANAN her doctrine. ANAN doctrine puts a focus on Aerospace superiority, low-level initiative, high mobility, high firepower, resilience, application of advanced technology as force multipliers, and networked battles. All of this is for a simple reason, ANAN knows that in any war it will fight alone and that any conflict is likely to just occur. This requires ANAN to maintain a high readiness force that, to overcome its surrounding nature must be quantitively and qualitatively superior to that of its potential opponents. To allow for a high reaction time, ANAN at the same time due to its geographical distance must be able to know what its potential aggressors are doing. This in turn must be used to create a credible deterrence in the form of the ability to hit potential aggressors and thus requires the maintenance of a large, capable, effective and matured nuclear triad. All of this to assure that ANAN her members remain safe.
The ANAN way of war
This is best represented in how ANAN fights a war, step one will always be to achieve Aerospace superiority, using its technological and quantitive edge. This is followed by a large, extensive bombing campaign to weaken if not destroy the enemy and its potential to resist in the area of operations, followed by the ground troops that will round up the remaining forces in highly mobile formations. All the while sustaining as little cassualities as possible and keeping the conflict, or duration of kinetic exchanges as short as possible.
In order to achieve the objectives laid out in the Doctrine, ANAN has developed an overall strategy as to how to achieve it. The overall goal of the ANAN strategy is to make sure that the North American continent is safe and under ANAN control. To achieve this ANAN strategy, due to its doctrine, calls for preemptive operations, maintaining battle-ready formations, maintaining reaction forces and if needed directly engaging hostile forces before they come close to the American continent.
This in essence comes down to the ANAN strategy that which will often skirt the territorial waters of potential enemies, deploy carrier groups, make shows of force and use its economic, political and military influence to weaken potential hostiles. This comes in the form of sending expeditionary brigades to eliminate potential terrorist hubs. A key part of the strategy is the overwhelming firepower, ANAN due to its history has been able to coordinate its member's military capabilities to a point where they all add to the larger picture, allowing for an effective combat force.