Treaty of New York

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The Treaty of New York was signed in -2499 (2019 AD) and placed the armed forces of the major nations of Terra under the centralized control of the United Nations (UN), which essentially transformed the UN into a world government with teeth, a World-State.

  • In other words, the UN at that point became the gradual overlord of Terra.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Terran Confederation has its roots in the formation of the United Nations Space Coordination Agency (UNSCA) in -2508 (2010 AD), and the Treaty of New York, signed in -2499 (2019 AD). Essentially, the treaty placed the armed forces of the major nations of Terra under the centralized control of the United Nations (UN), until that time a loose organisation of the nation states of Terra, with no governmental authority.

After the Treaty of New York, the UN became a less loose organisation of the nation states of Terra, with a very large amount of governmental authority. Some might say all of it.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

In addition, the treaty formalized the changes that had been made in the structure of the United Nations up to that time. The Secretary General was granted a wider range of executive powers than before. The Secretariat, previously an unofficial advisory group of representatives from the major nation-states, was made the chief legislative body. The General Assembly was retained, but it was an institution without real power and served merely as a forum for debate among the representatives of both major and minor nations. The Security Council was dispensed with altogether.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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