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The Egyptian Empire possess formal diplomatic relations with most nations in the world. The foreign policy can greatly vary depending on the reigning pharaoh.

History

Egyptian foreign relations can be traced all the way back to ancient times, consisting of active, working treaties between Egypt, and other nations. Having achieved control over most sea routes from Europe to Asia, Egypt became wealthy through tolls and tariffs from ships passing through their waters.

Even before the World War, Egypt had solidified its position as a great power on the world stage, having territorial positions several spots on the globe. After the War, it emerged as one of the dominant powers, rivaled only by states such as the Roman Republic.

Africa

Egypt is the dominant power in the African continent, controlling over 50% of it. This causes the remaining states to accuse Egypt of trying to assert complete dominance, and violation of sovereignty.

Ghanese Kingdom

The Ghanese Kingdom and Egyptian Empire have a history of territorial disputes, due to shared borders, and the imperialistic policies of both states. These of contributed to cold, but relatively un-antagonistic relations between the two.

Relations hit a low point, however, during the reign of King Abioye, a vocal opponent of Egypt, came to power. He called the Empire a "nation of schemers", interested only in wealth. Not long after, Anan Muda, a Ghanese citizen, was arrested under charges of espionage, too which Abioye responded by expelling the Egyptian ambassador, and threatening consequences if the citizen was not released. Troops were amassed near the border (an action condemned by most nations), as well as near Egyptian colonies in South America. Under political pressure, Pharaoh Horemheb XII released Muda back to Ghana. While Ghanese troops pulled back, the ambassador was not allowed to return.

Relations further deteriorated after the assassination of Horemheb, and the ascension of Pharaoh Seti XIV, when Abioye commented "Should the world mourn when a beast is slaughtered?", too which Seti responded by calling Abioye an "instigator" and a "pig" saying "What kind of man insults a passed father straight to the face of his mourning son?".

Free African Union

In light of fact that the Union was formed in opposition of the expansionistic policies of both the Egyptian Empire and Ghanese Kingdom, relations were predictably tense. The Egyptian Empire did not formally recognize the FAU until the year 1933, after the World War, under the reign of Pharaoh Rameses XV. Since then, relations warmed slightly, though they remained cold.

They showed further signs of improvement after the election of President Babajide, who called for further dialogue between the Union and the Empire. He is quoted as saying "We can't have peace unless we start somewhere".

Asia

Chinese Empire

Relations between the Egyptian and Chinese Empires can be traced back to the arrival of Zheng He to Egypt during one of his voyages. Current relations are warm and cordial between the two states, with the Chinese constitution based on the Egyptian "Constitution of Karnak". They possess active trade relations, and military cooperation, with Egypt referring to China as its closest and oldest ally.

The two countries engage in regular joint-military exercises, and the Egyptian 5th Fleet, headed by the carrier PIS Nepthys, is docked in Taiwan. Likewise, the Chinese 3rd Fleet, headed by the carrier INS Haizou, is docked in Australia.

United Islamic Republic

Since the establishment of the United Islamic Republic in 1943, relations between the two countries have been strained. The Republic's known ties to Pan-Islamist groups, who have led terror attacks against the Empire, led to increased sanctions by the Egyptian Empire against the UIR. The UIR has described Egypt as the "Core of the Infidels", and has repeatedly called for its destruction.

After the assassination of Pharaoh Horemheb XII at the hands of an Islamist gunman, relations soured even further. Though the UIR rejected responsibility for the attack, Seti XIV accused it as funding, and masterminding the assassination. The gunman was later publicly executed by crocodile; the execution was filmed, and a private video was sent to Damascus. The UIR cited this as "further evidence of the beastiality of the Egyptians".

Soon after, Egyptian forces began amassing near Egyptian territorial claims along the Mediterranean coastline. The UIR responded by test firing a long range ballistic missile, though this did not discourage the Egyptians from their actions.

Europe

Roman Republic

Egypt and Rome share the longest history of international contact out of any other country, having established diplomatic relations in the late BC years. During their earlier years, the two governments were often at odds, participating in conflicts often directly or indirectly, and generally on opposing sides. The first major conflict between the two directly was the Second Punic War, where the Egyptians allied with Carthage against the Romans.

The two were enemies during the World War, during which a combined Roman and Russian bombing raid attacked Sais, killing hundreds of thousands of Egyptians. Later, Egypt would drop a nuclear bomb on the Sicily, and while casualties were not as great, it helped spur Rome into surrender.

Currently, relations between the two are relatively peaceful. However, this has not stopped controversy from arising. There are occasionally anti-Roman protests in Egypt at the Roman embassy in Sais, and vice versa in Rome. Fortunately this has never escalated into all out violence, the worst of the protests being a rock being thrown at the Roman embassy, but not doing any damage.

Cultural conflicts occasionally flair up between the monotheistic Christians in Rome, and the polytheistic Kemetists in Egypt. The Bishop of Rome has often pubicly called the Egyptians for worshiping "false gods", to which the Egyptian priesthood responds by accusing Romans of being intolerant.

Russian Tsardom

Contact between Egypt and Russia was limited originally, due to the significant distance between the two. It was not until China allowed Egyptians complete passage through their territory did the Egyptians make contact with the Russian Tsardom.

Currently, relations between the two are mixed. Since Russia sided with Rome against Egypt and its allies during the World War, there is still anti-Russian sentiment in Egypt. Fortunately, due to the fact that no Egyptian territory borders Russian territory, disputes are rare. However, due to Egypt's devotion to China, it will occasionally get caught between territorial conflicts between the Chinese and the Russians.

Relations improved during the reign of Pharaoh Psamtik XV and Tsar Peter VII. Both heads of state were vocal critics of nuclear weaponry, and called for disarmament. They both formed, and attended an international conference about nuclear disarmament, which was attended by several other nations. However, relations cooled again after their deaths.

Norse Kingdom

Egypt and Norway share a cordial, warm relationship. They are active economic and military partners, with their alliance being described as one based on "ideals, and spirituality".

The Egyptians and the Norse were allies in the World War, and participated in joint assaults on Roman and Russian territory. Egypt also supplies Norway with many of its weapons.

Americas

Aztec Hegemony

Incan Empire

Plains Federation

Tribal Confederacy

Comanche Empire

As thing stand, relations between Egypt and Comancheria are mixed. Egypt was one of the first major powers to recognize the Comanche Empire, and it supported in territorial disputes with the Romans. However, the openly imperialistic, and expansionistic policies of Comancheria have strained relations, with Egypt worried that it could lead them to all out conflict with Rome, or worse China, in which Egypt would have to get involved.

Relations cooled further, when the Comanche Grand Chief called for Egyptian aid in their war with the Aztecs. While Pharaoh Sesostris VI supported the Comanches, the Council of Commoners overruled the decision, and no assistance was given.

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