Organisatie der verenigde landen
De Organisatie der Verenigde Landen or OVL (English: Organization of United Nations, Amerikaens: ) is an international organization founded to bring increased cooperation amongst nations where there is a notable histortic affiliation with Dutch culture either through colonization, trade or other influence. The OVL is a political, cultural and economic partnership of 14 member states and 2 observation states that are all part of the greater Batvosphere.
Its member nations have a combined area of (insert number) (insert number sq miles) and an estimated total population of about 320 million. The OVL has developed an internal set of single markets and ease of trade through a standardized system of laws that apply in all member states in those matters, and only those matters, where members have agreed to act as one. OVL policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services and capital within the commonly agreed to markets; enact legislation in cultural cooperation and exchange, economic cooperation, defensive matters and foreign policy. Passport controls have been lessened for travel within the Batavi Area. A set of monetary reforms where enacted in 2002 that saw the creation of a currency that is interconnected with its members are is set to become the OVL her currency. The OVL has often been described as a sui generis political entity (without precedent or comparison).
Origins of the Concept and the Trade Cartel
Ever since the first independent colony of the Netherlands, Nieuw Nederlandt the Netherlands has always retained favorable unofficial trade relations with its newly independent colonies. Unlike many other former colonizers, the Dutch empire as it was commonly known dissolved largely peacefully and the Netherlands retained and in some cases even expanded upon already official ties. Through the early 20th century with the former colonies and dominions of Taulandt, the Kaap, Tussenlandt, Nieuw Nederlandt, Opsdamlandt all being fully independent and with its influence spreading far and wide through Asia. The Netherlands built up what was known at the time as a trade cartel, a cartel of sorts in which the nations of Dutch descendent or under influence of either the Dutch sphere or the Amerikaener sphere all gave one another favorable trade policies to promote trade from within.
This cartel was well known and while it never was an official thing it was a thing everyone excepted and benefited from. It was known as the Batavi cartel and through the early 20th century it created a network that allowed its beneficiaries to prosper. It was in the benefit of all yet due to a variety of political reasons it was never made official yet all changed during the east indies crisis.
East Indies Crisis & the Great Cooperation
The east indies crisis would see the Netherlands drawn into a brutal colonial war that would reshape the relationship between the Batavi nations forever. While the war started out as just another colonial conflict, after 2 years of brutal fighting, it became apparent that this would be a large-scale modern conflict, unlike anything the Netherlands had ever fought. With the mass modernization and expansion of the Dutch military, it became apparent that the Netherlands could simply not do it itself. Its own military-industrial complex needed to be expanded to meet its needs and that would take time. In the meantime, the Netherlands thus looked to the nations within the Batavi sphere for help.
The Netherlands at the time sends out numerous delegations to various Batavi nations all with a single goal. Make them produce war materials for the Netherlands and then foreign minister Klaas Muda, proposed the formalization of the already existing ties. This had several intended goals. It would make trade ties formalized, reduce the import tariffs for the war materials, while also creating a wider market for Dutch companies and entrepreneurs to export their products to diversity the Dutch economy and allow it to conduct this war without suffering from any hardships. This push was met not with unanimous agreement by all nations approached, while some nations like Taulandt, De Kaap, and Corea agreed to it far more readily, seeing this as a way to get into the wealthy European markets. Nations like Nieuw Nederlandt and by extension the Amerikaener block were far more hesitant in that they were afraid that this was just a way to pull them into a war that they had no interests in. Yet despite that Nieuw Nederlandt did agree to meet in Amsterdam on the 8th of April 1963, just at around the same time that De Langen doctrine was implemented.
These talks in Amsterdam lasted from the 8th of April up until November 3rd, 1963, and were known as the Grachten-Gesprekken, named after the canals houses they took place in. During these negotiations, Nieuw Nederlandt and the Netherlands were facing one another in different goals. The Netherlands wanted a more open market with many reduced trade tariffs or even the removal of Tariffs, while Nieuw Nederlandt wanted to keep it far more selective in its free trade. Eventually, after months of negotiations between the Netherlands and the other nations, an agreement was reached. The agreement called simply “Het cooperatie verdrag” would lay the foundations of what would become De organisatie der verenigde landen. It started with the reduction of tariffs on certain goods & products, easier movement of peopel between the nations, cultural exchange programs, the promise of economic aid between the signatories, and meeting annually in a different nation to discuss the state affairs. These agreements had the effect that while it allowed nations like Taulandt, Corea, and the Kaap to export their products to the European markets, it also made sure that Nations like NNL would protect their own key industries. It also established this council as the overall legal framework for what was to come, this thus in essence created the forbearer of de OVL.
There are 14 full members of the OVL:
- American Bloc
- New Netherland
- the Amerikaanse Free State
- South Tussenland
- KotNL Bloc (within the OVL the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands act as separate nations)
- the Netherlands
- New Batavia
- Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
- Asiatic block
- Other Nations
- the Cape Republic
There are also 3 observer nations within the OVL without full membership
- the German Confederation