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|Treaty of The Hague|
|Type of treaty||Peace Treaty|
|Drafted||1 August 1894|
| 15 December 1894|
The Hague, Netherlands
|Languages||Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Quechua, Cree|
Terms of PeaceEdit
THE FEDERAL UNION OF ANDEA, THE UNITED KINGDOM OF SPAIN, THE EMPIRE OF BRAZIL, AND THE ALGONQUIN SACHEMATE
these Powers being described in the present Treaty as the Principal Allied and Associated Powers,
And the NETHERLANDS of the other part;
BEARING IN MIND that on the request of the Royal Dutch Government an armistice was granted on 1 July 1894 to the Netherlands by the Principal Allied and Associated Powers in order that a Treaty of Peace might be concluded with her, and
THE ALLIED AND ASSOCIATED POWERS being equally desirous that the war in which they were successively involved directly or indirectly and which originated in the declaration of war by the Kingdom of Spain on 28 March 1893 against the Netherlands, the declaration of war by the Kingdom of Andea against the Netherlands on 20 April 1893, should be replaced by a firm and durable peace,
FOR THIS PURPOSE the High Contracting Parties represented as follows:
His Imperial Majesty, Constitutional Emperor and Perpetual Defender of Brazil, by:
- Dom Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil, acting in his own name and by his own proper authority;
- The Right Honourable Pinheiro Machado as Prime Minister;
- The Right Honourable José Paranhos as Foreign Minister;
- Mr Gaston d'Valois-Arc as Minister of War;
- Mr Henry Bartle Frere as deputy to the Minister of War;
- Mr João da Cruz e Sousa on behalf of Nilo Peçanha, governor of the Amazonas, and as provincial Foreign Minister;
- Mr Fernando Octavio de L Menezes, Professor of International Law at Santa Cruz;
His majesty, Peter I, King of Spain, by:
- Prime Minister Sir Juan Pedro Maria Roberto de Trista y Scrawlando;
- Roque Jon Reyes, Foreign Secretary of Spain;
The High Sachem of Algonquia, by:
- High Sachem of Algonquia, Sikosew Inew, acting in his own name and by his own proper authority;
- Sachem of Aksimiki and Foreign Minister of Algonquia, Azenari II Mistahi;
Rudolph II, King of the Netherlands, by:
- Mr Joannes Coenraad Jansen, Foreign Minister
- Mr Jules de Burlet, Deputy
Acting in the name of the Dutch Empire and of each and every component State, Who having communicated their full powers found in good and due form have agreed as follows:
From the coming into force of the present Treaty the state of war will terminate.
From that moment and subject to the provisions of this Treaty official relations with the Netherlands, and with any of the Dutch States, will be resumed by the Allied and Associated Powers.
Article I: Political TermsEdit
- All hostilities between the allied nations of Europe and across the globe, their co belligerents, allies, colonies, and territorial possessions shall cease hostilities against the Empire of the Netherlands.
- The Kingdom of the Netherlands shall agree to be an active force against communist and non-democratic governments in the European continent, and shall limit its diplomatic relations with the nations of France and its allies, as long as they retain a communist or non-democratic government.
- The Kingdom of the Netherlands shall ban all French or otherwise communist influences within its nation, including any implementation of communist ideals or policies in government, political parties or organizations, or other factors in the nation's government system.
- The Kingdom of the Netherlands shall hereby be politically tied to the Allied Nations and Associated Powers, especially against communist nations and their allies in the continent of Europe.
Article II: Economic TermsEdit
Chapter I: Commercial RelationsEdit
- The Netherlands undertakes that goods the produce or manufacture of any one of the Allied or Associated States imported into Dutch territory, from whatsoever place arriving, shall not be subjected to other or higher duties or charges (including internal charges) than those to which the like goods the produce or manufacture of any other such State or of any other foreign country are subject.
- The Netherlands will not maintain or impose any prohibition or restriction on the importation into Dutch territory of any goods the produce or manufacture of the territories of any one of the Allied or Associated States, from whatsoever place arriving, which shall not equally extend to the importation of the like goods the produce or manufacture of any other such State or of any other foreign country.
- The Netherlands further undertakes that, in the matter of the regime applicable on importation, no discrimination against the commerce of any of the Allied and Associated States as compared with any other of the said States or any other foreign country shall be made, even by indirect means, such as customs regulations or procedure, methods of verification or analysis conditions of payment of duties, tariff classification or interpretation, or the operation of monopolies.
- In all that concerns exportation the Netherlands undertakes that goods, natural products or manufactured articles, exported from Dutch territory to the territories of any one of the Allied or Associated States shall not be subjected to other or higher duties or charges (including internal charges) than those paid on the like goods exported to any other such State or to any other foreign country.
- The Netherlands will not maintain or impose any prohibition or restriction on the exportation of any goods sent from her territory to any one of the Allied or Associated States which shall not equally extend to the exportation of the like goods, natural products or manufactured articles, sent to any other such State or to any other foreign country.
- Every favour, immunity or privilege in regard to the importation, exportation or transit of goods granted by the Netherlands to any Allied or Associated State or to any other foreign country whatever shall simultaneously and unconditionally, without request and without compensation, be extended to all the Allied and Associated States.
- During the first six months after the coming into force of the present Treaty, the duties imposed by the Netherlands on imports from Allied and Associated States shall not be higher than the most favourable duties which were applied to imports into the Netherlands on 1 January 1893.
- During a further period of thirty months after the expiration of the first six months, this provision shall continue to be applied exclusively with regard to products which enjoyed at the above-mentioned date rates conventionalised by treaties with the Allied and Associated Powers, with the addition of all kinds of wine and vegetable oils, of artificial silk and of washed or scoured wool whether or not they were the subject of special conventions before 1 January 1893.
- The Allied and Associated Powers reserve the right to apply to Dutch territory occupied by their troops a special customs regime as regards imports and exports, in the event of such a measure being necessary in their opinion in order to safeguard the economic interests of the population of these territories.
Chapter II: Unfair CompetitionEdit
- The Netherlands undertakes to adopt all the necessary legislative and administrative measures to protect goods the produce or manufacture of any one of the Allied and Associated Powers from all forms of unfair competition in commercial transactions.
- The Netherlands undertakes to prohibit and repress by seizure and by other appropriate remedies the importation, exportation, manufacture, distribution, sale or offering for sale in its territory of all goods bearing upon themselves or their usual get-up or wrappings any marks, names, devices, or description whatsoever which are calculated to convey directly or indirectly a false indication of the origin, type, nature, or special characteristics of such goods.
- The Netherlands undertakes on condition that reciprocity is accorded in these matters to respect any law, or any administrative or judicial decision given in conformity with such law, in force in any Allied or Associated State and duly communicated to her by the proper authorities, defining or regulating the right to any regional appellation in respect of wine or spirits produced in the State to which the region belongs, or the conditions under which the use of any such appellation may be permitted; and the importation, exportation, manufacture, distribution, sale or offering for sale of products or articles bearing regional appellations inconsistent with such law or order shall be prohibited by the Dutch Government and repressed by the measures prescribed in the preceding Article.
- The Netherlands undertakes:
- Not to subject the nationals of the Allied and Associated Powers to any prohibition in regard to the exercise of occupations, professions, trade and industry, which shall not be equally applicable to all aliens without exception;
- Not to subject the nationals of the Allied and Associated Powers in regard to the rights referred to in paragraph to any regulation or restriction which might contravene directly or indirectly the stipulations of the said paragraph, or which shall be other or more disadvantageous than those which are applicable to nationals of the most favoured nation;
- Not to subject the nationals of the Allied and Associated Powers, their property, rights or interests, including companies and associations in which they are interested, to any charge, tax or impost, direct or indirect, other or higher than those which are or may be imposed on her own nationals or their property, rights or interests;
- Not to subject the nationals of any one of the Allied and Associated Powers to any restriction which was not applicable on 1 January 1893 to the nationals of such Powers unless such restriction is likewise imposed on her own nationals.
- The nationals of the Allied and Associated Powers shall enjoy in Dutch territory a constant protection for their persons and for their property, rights and interests, and shall have free access to the courts of law.
- The Netherlands undertakes to recognise any new nationality which has been or may be acquired by her nationals under the laws of the Allied and Associated Powers and in accordance with the decisions of the competent authorities of these Powers pursuant to naturalisation laws or under treaty stipulations, and to regard such persons as having, in consequence of the acquisition of such new nationality, in all respects severed their allegiance to their country of origin.
- The Allied and Associated Powers may appoint consuls-general, consuls, vice-consuls, and consular agents in Dutch towns and ports. The Netherlands undertakes to approve the designation of the consuls-general, consuls, vice-consuls, and consular agents, whose names shall be notified to her, and to admit them to the exercise of their functions in conformity with the usual rules and customs.
Article III: On TransportationEdit
Chapter I: General ProvisionsEdit
- The Netherlands shall undertake to grant freedom of transit through her territories on the routes most convenient for international transit, either by rail, navigable waterway, or canal, to persons, goods, vessels, carriages, wagons and mails coming from or going to the territories of any of the Allied and Associated Powers (whether contiguous or not); for this purpose the crossing of territorial waters shall be allowed. Such persons, goods, vessels, carriages, wagons, and mails shall not be subjected to any transit duty or to any undue delays or restrictions, and shall be entitled in the Netherlands to national treatment as regards charges, facilities, and all other matters.
- Goods in transit shall be exempt from all Customs or other similar duties.
- All charges imposed on transport in transit shall be reasonable, having regard to the conditions of the traffic. No charge, facility or restriction shall depend directly or indirectly on the ownership or on the nationality of the ship or other means of transport on which any part of the through journey has been, or is to be, accomplished.
- The Netherlands shall undertake neither to impose nor to maintain any control over transmigration traffic through her territories beyond measures necessary to ensure that passengers are bona fide in transit; nor to allow any shipping company or any other private body, corporation or person interested in the traffic to take any part whatever in, or to exercise any direct or indirect influence over, any administrative service that may be necessary for this purpose.
- The Netherlands shall undertake to make no discrimination or preference direct or indirect, in the duties, charges and prohibitions relating to importations into or exportations from her territories, or, subject to the special engagements contained in the present Treaty, in the charges and conditions of transport of goods or persons entering or leaving her territories, based on the frontier crossed; or on the kind, ownership or flag of the means of transport employed, or on the original or immediate place of departure of the vessel, wagon or aircraft or other means of transport employed, or its ultimate or intermediate destination; or on the route of or places of trans-shipment on the journey; or on whether any port through which the goods are imported or exported is a Dutch port or a port belonging to any foreign country or on whether the goods are imported or exported by sea, by land or by air.
- The Netherlands particularly undertakes not to establish against the ports and vessels of any of the Allied and Associated Powers any surtax or any direct or indirect bounty for export, or import by German ports or vessels, or by those of another Power, for example by means of combined tariffs. She further undertakes that persons or goods passing through a port or using a vessel of any of the Allied and Associated Powers shall not be subjected to any formality or delay whatever to which such persons or goods would not be subjected if they passed through a German port or a port of any other Power, or used a German vessel or a vessel of any other Power.
- All necessary administrative and technical measures shall be taken to shorten, as much as possible, the transmission of goods across the Dutch frontiers and to ensure their forwarding and transport from such frontiers, irrespective of whether such goods are coming from or going to the territories of the Allied and Associated Powers or are in transit from or to those territories, under the same material conditions in such matters as rapidity of carriage and care en route as are enjoyed by other goods of the same kind carried on German territory under similar conditions of transport.
- In particular, the transport of perishable goods shall be promptly and regularly carried out, and the customs formalities shall be effected in such a way as to allow the goods to be carried straight through by trains which make connection.
- The seaports of the Allied and Associated Powers are entitled to all favours and to all reduced tariffs granted on German railways or navigable waterways for the benefit of German ports or of any port of another Power.
- The Netherlands may not refuse to participate in the tariffs or combinations of tariffs intended to secure for ports of any of the Allied and Associated Powers advantages similar to those granted by the Netherlands to her own ports or the ports of any other Power.
- The nationals of any of the Allied and Associated Powers as well as their vessels and property shall enjoy in all Dutch ports and on the inland navigation routes of the Netherlands the same treatment in all respects as Dutch nationals, vessels and property.
- In particular the vessels of any one of the Allied or Associated Powers shall be entitled to transport goods of any description, and passengers, to or from any ports or places in Dutch territory to which Dutch vessels may have access, under conditions which shall not be more onerous than those applied in the case of national vessels; they shall be treated on a footing of equality with national vessels as regards port and harbour facilities and charges of every description, including facilities for stationing loading, and unloading, and duties and charges of tonnage, harbour, pilotage, light-house, quarantine, and all analogous duties and charges of whatsoever nature, levied in the name of or for the profit of the Government, public functionaries, private individuals, corporations or establishments of any kind.
- In the event of the Netherlands granting a preferential regime to any of the Allied or Associated Powers or to any other foreign Power, this regime shall be extended immediately and unconditionally to all the Allied and Associated Powers.
- There shall be no impediment to the movement of persons or vessels other than those arising from prescriptions concerning customs, police, sanitation, emigration, and immigration, and those relating to the import and export of prohibited goods. Such regulations must be reasonable and uniform and must not impede traffic unnecessarily.
Chapter III: On Free Zones in PortsEdit
- All existing free ports in the Netherlands established before 1 January 1893 shall be maintained. These free zones, and any other free zones which may be established in Dutch territory by the present Treaty, shall be subject to the regime provided for in the following Articles.
- Goods entering or leaving a free zone shall not be subjected to any import or export duty, other than those provided for in clauses below.
- Vessels and goods entering a free zone may be subjected to the charges established to cover expenses of administration, upkeep and improvement of the port, as well as to the charges for the use of various installations, provided that these charges shall be reasonable having regard to the expenditure incurred, and shall be levied in the conditions of equality provided for in the clauses above.
- Goods shall not be subjected to any other charge except a statistical duty which shall not exceed 1 per mille ad valorem, and which shall be devoted exclusively to defraying the expenses of compiling statements of the traffic in the port.
Chapter IV: On RailroadsEdit
- Goods coming from the territories of the Allied and Associated Powers, and going to the Netherlands, or in transit through the Netherlands from or to the territories of the Allied and Associated Powers, shall enjoy on the Dutch railways as regards charges to be collected (rebates and drawbacks being taken into account), facilities, and all other matters, the most favourable treatment applied to goods of the same kind carried on any Dutch lines, either in internal traffic, or for export, import or in transit, under similar conditions of transport, for example as regards length of route. The same rule shall be applied, on the request of one or more of the Allied and Associated Powers, to goods specially designated by such Power or Powers coming from the Netherlands and going to their territories.
- International tariffs established in accordance with the rates referred to in the preceding paragraph and involving through waybills shall be established when one of the Allied and Associated Powers shall require it from the Netherlands.
- The Netherlands shall be bound to co-operate in the establishment of through ticket services (for passengers and their luggage) which shall be required by any of the Allied and Associated Powers to ensure their communication by rail with each other and with all other countries by transit across the territories of the Netherlands; in particular the Netherlands shall, for this purpose, accept trains and carriages coming from the territories of the Allied and Associated Powers and shall forward them with a speed at least equal to that of her best long-distance trains on the same lines. The rates applicable to such through services shall not in any case be higher than the rates collected on Dutch internal services for the same distance, under the same conditions of speed and comfort.
- The tariffs applicable under the same conditions of speed and comfort to the transportation of emigrants going to or coming from ports of the Allied and Associated Powers and using the Dutch railways shall not be at a higher kilometric rate than the most favourable tariffs (drawbacks and rebates being taken into account) enjoyed on the said railways by emigrants going to or coming from any other ports.
- The Netherlands shall not apply specially to such through services, or to the transportation of emigrants going to or coming from the ports of the Allied and Associated Powers, any technical, fiscal or administrative measures, such as measures of customs examination, general police, sanitary police, and control, the result of which would be to impede or delay such services.
- In case of transport partly by rail and partly by internal navigation, with or without through way-bill, the preceding Articles shall apply to the part of the journey performed by rail.
- When as a result of the fixing of new frontiers a railway connection between two parts of the same country crosses another country, or a branch line from one country has its terminus in another, the conditions of working, if not specifically provided for in the present Treaty, shall be laid down in a convention between the railway administrations concerned. If the administrations cannot come to an agreement as to the terms of such convention, the points of difference shall be decided by commissions of experts composed as provided in the preceding Article.
Article IV: Dutch MilitaryEdit
- The Dutch shall be allowed to withdraw the full extend of their army and naval assets, except where noted, to ensure the strengthening of the Netherlands proper against invasion.
- The Allied and Associated Powers shall make an effort to aid the Dutch military and its personnel in terms of training, equipment, and financial aid, for the purpose of strengthening the Netherlands proper.
- The Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Empire of Brazil shall engage in a naval arms cooperation treaty, pledging to aid each other in naval development, design, and armament, including all previous innovations employed by the Dutch navy and its subsidiaries.
- The Netherlands shall expand defensive complexes on the southern border with France, at the expense of demilitarization on the eastern border with Germany if deemed necessary by the Dutch state, to counter a potential French threat to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Allied and Associated Powers shall oversee this renovation, and supply funds and expertise for its construction.
Article V: Dutch Rights and Interests outside the NetherlandsEdit
Chapter I: General TermsEdit
- In territory outside her European frontiers as fixed by the present Treaty, the Netherlands renounces all rights, titles and privileges whatever in or over territory which belonged to her or to her allies, and all rights, titles and privileges whatever their origin which she held as against the Allied and Associated Powers. the Netherlands hereby undertakes to recognise and to conform to the measures which may be taken now or in the future by the Principal Allied and Associated Powers, in agreement where necessary with third Powers, in order to carry the above stipulation into effect. In particular the Netherlands declares her acceptance of the following Articles relating to certain special subjects.
- The Netherlands renounces in favour of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers all her rights and titles over her oversea possessions.
- All movable and immovable property in such territories belonging to the Dutch Empire or to any Dutch State shall pass to the Government exercising authority over such territories, on the terms laid down in the financial clauses of the present Treaty. The decision of the local courts in any dispute as to the nature of such property shall be final.
- The Government exercising authority over such territories may make such provisions as it thinks fit with reference to the repatriation from them of Dutch nationals and to the conditions upon which Dutch subjects of European origin shall, or shall not, be allowed to reside, hold property, trade or exercise a profession in them.
- The native inhabitants of the former Dutch oversea possessions shall be entitled to the diplomatic protection of the Governments exercising authority over those territories.
- The Netherlands undertakes to accept and observe the agreements made or to be made by the Allied and Associated Powers or some of them with any other Power with regard to the trade in arms and spirits, and to the matters dealt with in the General Act of Alexandria of 26 February 1889 and the conventions completing or modifying the same.
Chapter II: AfricaEdit
- The Netherlands will cede the Cape of Africa to Andea, which will become the Protectorate of Cape Ferdinand
- The Netherlands will recognize Andea's claim to South Africa as legitimate, and will make no attempts to disrupt this claim.
- The Dutch will be allowed use of Ports and bases in Cape Ferdinand
- The Netherlands agrees to aid Andea in any attempts at a hostile takeover of South Africa for the next 15 years, and all nations signing this treaty recognize Andea's claim to South Africa.
- Any Portion of the Dutch Navy in South Africa may return to the Netherlands Proper.
- The Dutch islands of Mauritius, Réunion and Tromelin shall be ceded to the Indian Empire.
- All remaining Dutch islands or claims in the Indian Ocean, and all islands in the Sea of Guinea, shall be ceded to the Empire of Brazil.
- The twin colonies of Dutch West Africa and all associated territories will be surrendered to Spain.
Chapter III: HesperiaEdit
- The Kingdom of the Netherlands shall release the colonial territory of the Guianas as the Kingdom of Guiana, and shall be ruled by Fernando of House Braganza as an independent entity.
- Guiana shall cede its western most territories to the nation of Emeraldie, as well as a section of the interior and its other possessions north of the Brazilian claim.
- The Kingdom of Guiana shall be economically and politically tied to the Empire of Brazil.
- The Kingdom of Guiana shall operate an open trade zone with the nations of Hesperia; the Empire of Brazil, Andea, and Emeraldie, and shall limit the economic influence and freedoms of European, Borealian, and other foreign markets within its borders.
- The Kingdom of Guiana shall be admitted into the Second Hesperian League.
- The Kingdom of Guiana will sign the Cuzco-Santa Cruz Accords.
- Guiana shall cede the Amapá region to the Empire of Brazil, as well as all settlements and claims on the River Amazon and its surrounding area. Additionally Guiana shall cede all land intersecting or interfering with the claims of the Colonial Government of Amazonas, and any land claimed by the Seringueiros of the Amazonas.
- Guianas shall split thirty percent of its income from the exportation of agricultural goods, precious metals, raw materials, and other resources between Emeraldie and the Empire of Brazil equally.
- Both the Empire of Brazil and the nation of Emeraldie shall recognize a common border roughly corresponding to the natural topography of the region south of Guiana, and shall make not claim to the other nation's section. Additionally neither power will claim any land designated for the nation of Guiana for the purpose of supporting their own economy.
- Both Emeraldie and the Empire of Brazil shall agree to a thirty year non aggression pact with Guiana, during which time they will make no hostile action against its government.
- The Falklands Islands will be ceded to Andea, as well as any other Islands in the Area not already in Andean Possesion. Any naval possession in the Islands will be ceded to Andea.
- All Dutch possessions in the Imperial Sea will be ceded to the nation of Emeraldie.
Chapter IV: Asia and the PacificEdit
- The Netherlands will release control of its colonies in Malay, Singapore, Sunda, and Java to Spain.
- The Netherlands will transfer the duties of protection of Demak and all associated Dutch protectorates in the region to Spain and Japan.
- The Netherlands will relinquish control over Sulawesi and its portion of New Guinea to Japan.
- The Netherlands will surrender the Solomon Islands to Japan.
- The islands of Polynesia, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati, and Nauru shall be ceded to the Empire of Brazil.
- All Dutch enclaves in the Indian subcontinent will be ceded to the Empire of India.
- The state of Aceh shall be ceded to the Indian Empire. The state would be exclusively under Indian control, however, the resources of Aceh will be jointly shared between Spain and Indian Empire.
Chapter V: BorealiaEdit
- The Netherlands shall cede its colony of Kolossland (OTL Newfoundland) to Algonquia in its entirety.
- The Netherlands will abandon all claim to Kolossland in perpetuity and recognize Algonquian possession of it.
- The Netherlands will cease fishing on the Grand Banks or in other waters of the Kolossland shelf immediately, and recognize Algonquian jurisdiction over these waters.
Article VI: Prisoners of War and GravesEdit
Chapter I: Prisoners of WarEdit
- The repatriation of prisoners of war and interned civilians shall take place as soon as possible after the coming into force of the present Treaty and shall be carried out with the greatest rapidity.
- The repatriation of Dutch prisoners of war and interned civilians shall be carried out by a Commission composed of representatives of the Allied and Associated Powers on the one part and of the Dutch Government on the other part.
- For each of the Allied and Associated Powers a Sub-Commission, composed exclusively of Representatives of the interested Power and of Delegates of the Dutch Government, shall regulate the details of carrying into effect the repatriation of the prisoners of war.
- From the time of their delivery into the hands of the Dutch authorities the prisoners of war and interned civilians are to be returned without delay to their homes by the said authorities.
- Those amongst them who before the war were habitually resident in territory occupied by the troops of the Allied and Associated Powers are likewise to be sent to their homes, subject to the consent and control of the military authorities of the Allied and Associated armies of occupation.
- The whole cost of repatriation from the moment of starting shall be borne by the Dutch Government who shall also provide the land and sea transport and staff considered necessary by the Commission referred to above.
- Prisoners of war and interned civilians awaiting disposal or undergoing sentence for offences against discipline shall be repatriated irrespective of the completion of their sentence or of the proceedings pending against them.
- This stipulation shall not apply to prisoners of war and interned civilians punished for offences committed subsequent to 1 August 1894.
- During the period pending their repatriation all prisoners of war and interned civilians shall remain subject to the existing regulations, more especially as regards work and discipline.
- Prisoners of war and interned civilians who are awaiting disposal or undergoing sentence for offences other than those against discipline may be detained.
- The Dutch Government undertakes to admit to its territory without distinction all persons liable to repatriation.
- Prisoners of war or other Dutch nationals who do not desire to be repatriated may be excluded from repatriation; but the Allied and Associated Governments reserve to themselves the right either to repatriate them or to take them to a neutral country or to allow them to reside in their own territories.
- The Dutch Government undertakes not to institute any exceptional proceedings against these persons or their families nor to take any repressive or vexatious measures of any kind whatsoever against them on this account.
- The Allied and Associated Governments reserve the right to make the repatriation of Dutch prisoners of war or Dutch nationals in their hands conditional upon the immediate notification and release by the German Government of any prisoners of war who are nationals of the Allied and Associated Powers and may still be in the Netherlands.
- The Netherlands.undertakes:
- To give every facility to Commissions to enquire into the cases of those who cannot be traced; to furnish such Commissions with all necessary means of transport; to allow them access to camps, prisons, hospitals and all other places; and to place at their disposal all documents, whether public or private, which would facilitate their enquiries;
- To impose penalties upon any German officials or private persons who have concealed the presence of any nationals of any of the Allied and Associated Powers or have neglected to reveal the presence of any such after it had come to their knowledge.
- The Netherlands undertakes to restore without delay from the date of the coming into force of the present Treaty all articles, money, securities and documents which have belonged to nationals of the Allied and Associated Powers and which have been retained by the German authorities.
- The High Contracting Parties waive reciprocally all repayment of sums due for the maintenance of prisoners of war in their respective territories.
Chapter II: GravesEdit
- The Allied and Associated Governments and the German Government will cause to be respected and maintained the graves of the soldiers and sailors buried in their respective territories.
- They agree to recognise any Commission appointed by an Allied or Associated Government for the purpose of identifying, registering, caring for or erecting suitable memorials over the said graves and to facilitate the discharge of its duties.
- Furthermore they agree to afford, so far as the provisions of their laws and the requirements of public health allow, every facility for giving effect to requests that the bodies of their soldiers and sailors may be transferred to their own country.
- The graves of prisoners of war and interned civilians who are nationals of the different belligerent States and have died in captivity shall be properly maintained in accordance with above
- The Allied and Associated Governments on the one part and the Dutch Government on the other part reciprocally undertake also to furnish to each other:
- A complete list of those who have died, together with all information useful for identification;
- All information as to the number and position of the graves of all those who have been buried without identification.
Article VII: Reparations and CompensationEdit
- The Netherlands shall withdraw its European fleet to the Netherlands proper, handing over control of the Guianas Colonial Fleet to the Kingdom of Guiana. Additionally Guiana shall gift a half of this fleet to the Empire of Brazil as compensation for its naval offensive during the conflict.
- Likewise, its Borealian colonial fleet, or a number of ships equal to its size during the conflict, will be handed over to Algonquia, along with all associated military materiel.
Article VIII: Miscellaneous TermsEdit
- The Netherlands undertakes to recognise the full force of the Treaties of Peace and Additional Conventions which may be concluded by the Allied and Associated Powers with the Powers who fought on the side of the Netherlands and to recognise whatever dispositions may be made concerning the territories of the former Dutch empire, and to recognise the new States within their frontiers as there laid down.
- The Allied and Associated Powers agree that where Christian religious missions were being maintained by Dutch societies or persons in territory belonging to them, or of which the government is entrusted to them in accordance with the present Treaty, the property which these missions or missionary societies possessed, including that of trading societies whose profits were devoted to the support of missions, shall continue to be devoted to missionary purposes. In order to ensure the due execution of this undertaking the Allied and Associated Governments will hand over such property to boards of trustees appointed by or approved by the Governments and composed of persons holding the faith of the Mission whose property is involved.
- The Allied and Associated Governments, while continuing to maintain full control as to the individuals by whom the Missions are conducted, will safeguard the interests of such Missions.
- The Netherlands , taking note of the above undertaking, agrees to accept all arrangements made or to be made by the Allied or Associated Government concerned for carrying on the work of the said missions or trading societies and waives all claims on their behalf.
- Without prejudice to the provisions of the present Treaty, the Netherlands undertakes not to put forward directly or indirectly against any Allied or Associated Power, signatory of the present Treaty, including those which without having declared war, have broken off diplomatic relations with the German Empire, any pecuniary claim based on events which occurred at any time before the coming into force of the present Treaty.
- The present stipulation will bar completely and finally all claims of this nature, which will be thenceforward extinguished, whoever may be the parties in interest.
- The Netherlands accepts and recognises as valid and binding all decrees and orders concerning Dutch ships and goods and all orders relating to the payment of costs made by any Prize Court of any of the Allied or Associated Powers, and undertakes not to put forward any claim arising out of such decrees or orders on behalf of any German national.
- The Allied and Associated Powers reserve the right to examine in such manner as they may determine all decisions and orders of Dutch Prize Courts, whether affecting the property rights of nationals of those Powers or of neutral Powers. Germany agrees to furnish copies of all the documents constituting the record of the cases, including the decisions and orders made, and to accept and give effect to the recommendations made after such examination of the cases.
If you sign the treaty make sure you are in the preamble section.
- Roque Jon Reyes, Foreign Secretary of Spain ~ Scraw
- Brazil - Fritzmet (talk) 22:58, June 12, 2015 (UTC)
- Algonquia - Shikata ga nai! 23:01, June 12, 2015 (UTC)
- Andea: #PraiseRoosevelt. 23:55, June 12, 2015 (UTC)
- Japan - KawaiiKame
Too much. I just want land. We can forgo the economic terms and all that.
03:37, June 10, 2015 (UTC)
Agreed, the economic terms, import/export stuff, charges of war crimes, etc. are waaaayyyy too much. I mean, as MP said, this is putting the Treaty of Versailles on a relatively innocent nation. All this treaty needs is land swaps, nothing else. Cookiedamage (talk) 03:42, June 10, 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, to be perfectly honest, this treaty is way too harsh. The members of the coalition will get a bad rap already for being the aggressor here, and now you want to try the Dutch for war crimes and occupy their homeland for existing? No bystander nation would stand by this and the Dutch would refuse to sign, seeing as how they weren't totally capitulated.
Even I don't want to partake in this madness and I'm in the coalition.
05:55, June 10, 2015 (UTC)
Let's not discourage Fritz. He must have spent a lot of time on this Treaty, and I'll admit that this Treaty is wonderful. It is just crazy at the same time. .-. ♣There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seek it♣ 05:57, June 10, 2015 (UTC)
As I'm unavailable for most of the day, the UGK would like Malacca, Singapore, Brunei, and preferably the territory on Sumatra directly across from Singapore. Nothing else, please. I am that guy (talk) 17:35, June 10, 2015 (UTC)
I was just trying to be realistic and in-depth. You can delete everything if you want, but I wasn't trying to be harsh. There isn't any mention of war crimes in the treaty (we don't even have stuff like Geneva or The Hague, ironically), all I said was violation of trade customs, the law, etc will be tried in a court of our choosing, but you can delete that. The occupation thing isn't even an occupation. Edge and Scraw told me they wanted to ensure the Netherlands became strong and anti-communist, if you read those parts it says we are actually paying the Dutch, training their soldiers, cooperating with their government, etc for the purpose of making a valuable ally. We aren't exactly occupying, just stationing aids and advisers (like the US in Saudi Arabia, or the Us in South Vietnam). The only purpose of such a move is to aid the Dutch, even pay them and supply them. And as per the economic terms, most of them just say the Dutch can't discriminate against us economically, e.g. overprice Spanish goods. Fritzmet (talk) 19:00, June 10, 2015 (UTC)
Scraw what was wrong with the sections you deleted, they aren't even the sections people objected to. Also you ever so cleverly deleted legitimate terms people had, and added your own? Fritzmet (talk) 20:53, June 10, 2015 (UTC)
Some corrections that need to be added to the Treaty in regards to India include
- The term 'Indian Empire' should replace 'Bengal' and variants.
- The Indian Empire has claims over the islands of Mauritius, Réunion and Tromelin which represent three Dutch islands east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Hence, it would a violation of the Indian claims over these islands as per the Conference of Alexandria, if they were to be handed over to Brazil.
- The state of Aceh shall not be a joint protectorate between Spain and the Indian Empire. The state would be exclusively under Indian control. However, the resources of Aceh will be jointly shared between Spain and Indian Empire.
- The Indian Empire expects Netherlands to hand over all of Dutch Indian enclaves after the decisive defeat in the war.
Aren't both of you the same nation anyway?