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Treaty of Torez (Principia Moderni III Map Game)

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The Treaty of Torez is a treaty between the Kingdom of Spain and the people of Zapotec which guarantees Zapotec protection from other European powers, help with disease, and semi modernization in exchange, for use of manpower, gold and silver, and the set up of Zapotec becoming a protectorate of Spain


The Treaty of Torez comes out of the previous treaty with Madagasikara in which the kingdom became a protectorate of Spain. The treaty was drawn up by Rodrigo Torez who saw a weakened Zapotec state and decided to exploit the situation.


Article 1

On Trade

  1. Zapotec shall trade preferentially with Castile, Aragon, Navarra, Cyprus, Kongo, or any other state under the Crown of Spain.
  2. Zapotec shall seek the approval of the Crown of Spain, or its duly appointed representative, prior to starting trade with a new foreign power. Certain foreign powers herein listed shall be considered "open" to the merchants of Madagasikara, but shall not receive the aforementioned preferential treatment. These nations are:
    • Alexandria
    • Bengal

Article 2

On Military

  1. The population and armed forces of the a will be at the disposal of the King of Spain and his appointed royal governor. The use of these forces Zapotec is not to be restricted but the troops must undergo some training to reach Spanish standards.
  2. Zapotecs largest ports are to be developed into trade ports for Spain and multiple naval ports for Spanish military ships as well as a relatively large garrison, Spanish, hired, or otherwise supplies by Spain.

Article 3

On Diplomacy

  1. The King of the Spanish Crown shall have the authority to appoint a Royal Governor for Zapotec who will act as the duly appointed representative of the Spanish Crown in Zapotec and shall have all legal powers to enforce this Treaty as the King of Spain.

Article 4

On Amendments

  1. In order to alter the wording of the text of this Treaty, both parties must agree to the proposed changes and then the changes shall be enacted on the First Day of the Year directly following the ratification of the changes.
  2. In order to add a new section [bullet point] to an existing Article, both parties must agree to the content of the proposed section and then the ratified changes shall go into effect the First Day of the Year directly following the renewal of the Treaty.
  3. In order to add a new Article to this Treaty, both parties must agree to the exact text and then must sign off on the proposed Article, in which case the changes will be enacted on the First Day of the second Year directly following the changes.
  4. This Treaty shall remain in full force and effect until nullification is declared by either party and recognized by the other party.

Article 5

On Resources

  1. For the betterment of Spain and its economy the Spanish will require regular quotas of multiple precious metals of Gold and silver as well as jewels discovered.
  2. The Spanish will also require smaller quotas of raw metals for weapons and other regular tasks.
  3. (more terms may possibly come)


This Treaty shall go into effect immediately following the Signatures (and Ratification, if need be) by the Head of State, or his Lawfully appointed Representative, of both Signatory Nations.

  • Emperor Tlaco II (Zapotec)
  • King Ferdinan of Spain 

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