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Resolution 2013/01: Merger of Belarus and the Russian Federation Watch

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    Here's a new resolution from Belarus and Russia:

    Resolution: The merging of the Republic of Belarus as an autonomous republic within the Russian Federation

    Submitted by: Belarus and the Russian Federation
    Recipient: Secretary General

    In accordance with the combined wills of the Belorussian and Russian people, Belarus shall be instated as an autonomous republic of the Russian Federation, maintaining its official constitution, language and related symbolism.

    Noting this union of the Republic of Belarus with the Russian Federation will create a new age of economic resurgence for Belarus and a new generation of academics, engineers and hard workers for the Russian Federation as a whole to benefit from.

    Expressing solidarity between two fraternal and deeply allied nations. Demands the merging of the MUN seat for the Belarus with the Russian Federation. The Russian Federation shall maintain its seat, but the Belarusian seat shall become a product of the Russian Federation. This will hereby mean the vacating of the Belarus seat by Cheese_Monster and future representatives. The Secretary General will approve this legitimate resolution.

    This move shall not be subject to a vote by the Security Council nor the General Assembly as it is an internal Belorussian/Russian decision.


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      The Russian Federation wholeheartedly supports this move and shall endeavour to make sure it succeeds with or without the MUN's approval. This was more of a courtesy than a let you vote and dictate the chosen wishes of our people, we share a destiny and by God we shall carry it out until the last man standing (which we all know will be Russia).

      The Russian Federation is prepared to push this through regardless of Western opposition.
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      We disapprove of this move and question how realistic it is for an established state to be suddenly absorbed into Russia. In our view, this seems like an attempt to restablish a modern Soviet Empire, with Belarus beign Russia's gateway into Europe and further. We fear that Russia will now try to expand further

      We also question why there is was referendum on this issue. Why were the people of both countries not directly consulted?
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      Sweden supports the reconstitution of Belarus with Russia, being that the decision to do so is a product of both nations' governing processes and does not infringe upon others' rights. The Swedish government is of the view that it has no jurisdiction to oppose these nations' decision.
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      (Original post by stanlas2)
      We disapprove of this move and question how realistic it is for an established state to be suddenly absorbed into Russia. In our view, this seems like an attempt to restablish a modern Soviet Empire, with Belarus beign Russia's gateway into Europe and further. We fear that Russia will now try to expand further

      We also question why there is was referendum on this issue. Why were the people of both countries not directly consulted?

      It is in the Belarusian people's best interests to be reunited with their Russian comrades. Our economy has stagnated beyond our control and we feel economically, the Russian Federation is our salvation. The people have spoken in favour of this move, since our establishment of The Union State in 1996. This is the natural course of action to take and has been largely argued for by opponents of Lukashenko's regime.

      The Union State already guarantees joint citizenship, allowing citizens of either state to move freely and live/work in either. Our militaries are already largely tied together in the Regional Forces Group of Belarus and Russia. We intend to realise the visions of previous Russian President Yeltsin who argued for the political/economic harmonisation of our great nations, and this is what we intend to do in an effort to strengthen Eurasia in the best interests of our combined citizenry.

      Belarus does not appreciate your suggestions of a resurrected Soviet Empire, this is simply not the case.

      Belarus stresses that this decision is democratic, Belarus shall remain an autonomous entity within the Russian Federation. This is purely a note for other members of the MUN, not a measure of support. We do not want, nor desire your support. This is a bilateral affair.


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      Sweden supports the reconstitution of Belarus with Russia, being that the decision to do so is a product of both nations' governing processes and does not infringe upon others' rights. The Swedish government is of the view that it has no jurisdiction to oppose these nations' decision.
      Belarus appreciates Sweden's pragmatism.
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        (Original post by stanlas2)
        We disapprove of this move and question how realistic it is for an established state to be suddenly absorbed into Russia. In our view, this seems like an attempt to restablish a modern Soviet Empire, with Belarus beign Russia's gateway into Europe and further. We fear that Russia will now try to expand further

        We also question why there is was referendum on this issue. Why were the people of both countries not directly consulted?
        We being whom exactly?

        To whomever we is, this is not a resurrection of the Soviet Union in modern times, this is to help out the people Belarus who are currently facing economic crisis and the people of Belarus wish to become part of Russia and the Russian people are not against them becoming part of the Russian Federation as an autonomous republic, granting Belarus the way out of the economic stagnation that they have suffered for years.

        Should we wish to expand it will not be any worse than the European Union which is quite frankly a shambolic union that should be disbanded. The former Soviet satellite countries will do well working with Russia once again

        Who says neither countries citizens were not consulted?
        (Original post by miser)
        OOC: I don't think it appropriate for nations to comment in-character about "reality" and use it as justification for given opinions.

        Sweden supports the reconstitution of Belarus with Russia, being that the decision to do so is a product of both nations' governing processes and does not infringe upon others' rights. The Swedish government is of the view that it has no jurisdiction to oppose these nations' decision.
        The Russian Federation is extremely pleased that Sweden will not stand in Belarus and Russia's way
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        Luxembourg strongly opposes this resolution. Luxembourg believes that the best way for Belarus to improve its current economic situation is to accept greater transparency and greater cooperation with its EU neighbours. Luxembourg believes that continuing to build a strong, positive and lasting relationship with the EU is in the best interest of the people of Belarus.
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        (Original post by jco19)
        Luxembourg strongly opposes this move. Luxembourg believes that the best way for Belarus to improve its current economic situation is to accept greater transparency and greater cooperation with its EU neighbours. Luxembourg believes that continuing to build a strong, positive and lasting relationship with the EU is in the best interest of the people of Belarus.

        Belarus finds it hilarious that Luxembourg believes the EU is the solution to economic problems. The very same institution that is currently crumbling in Eurozone crisis. The EU is not a solution and it has consistently denied our access and attempted to restrict our movements. Belarus identifies the EU as nothing more than Western hegemony, Belarus already forms 1/3 of all trade with the EU, yet this has done nothing to ease our collective problems.
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        EU-Belarus relations are currently governed by the Conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council as last set out on 15 October 2012. Ratification of an EU-Belarus Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (negotiated in 1995) has been frozen since 1997 in response to the political situation in the country – most recently the violations of electoral standards in Belarus' presidential elections (2010) and the ensuing crackdown on civil society, political opposition and independent media. The EU is committed to a policy of critical engagement towards Belarus, through:

        • technical dialogue and within the multilateral track of the Eastern Partnership initiative (so far without any formal response from the Belarusian authorities)
        • restrictive measures targeted against those responsible for the violations of electoral standards, crackdowns and violations of human rights, as well as those supporting the regime or drawing benefit from it
        • support to civil society and victims of repression
        • an offer to start negotiations on visa facilitation and readmission agreements to the benefit of the public at large (without any response from the Belarusian authorities)
        • dialogue with Belarusian society on the reforms needed to modernise Belarus and on the potential for developing relations with the EU (including possible EU financial support).
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        OOC: where is the right to self determination? Let the citizens of Belarus decide through a Referendum not imposing this from the political class and the from the Russian Federation.
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          (Original post by Morgsie)
          OOC: where is the right to self determination? Let the citizens of Belarus decide through a Referendum not imposing this from the political class and the from the Russian Federation.
          The people have decided... perhaps this should of been done as a statement to tell you what is happening rather than a resolution. Either way it is happening.
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          (Original post by Morgsie)
          OOC: where is the right to self determination? Let the citizens of Belarus decide through a Referendum not imposing this from the political class and the from the Russian Federation.
          OOC: You take this a bit personally my friend, we are playing the characters of our nations. This is exactly the kind of thing they are planning to do.
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          (Original post by Morgsie)
          EU-Belarus relations are currently governed by the Conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council as last set out on 15 October 2012. Ratification of an EU-Belarus Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (negotiated in 1995) has been frozen since 1997 in response to the political situation in the country – most recently the violations of electoral standards in Belarus' presidential elections (2010) and the ensuing crackdown on civil society, political opposition and independent media. The EU is committed to a policy of critical engagement towards Belarus, through:

          • technical dialogue and within the multilateral track of the Eastern Partnership initiative (so far without any formal response from the Belarusian authorities)
          • restrictive measures targeted against those responsible for the violations of electoral standards, crackdowns and violations of human rights, as well as those supporting the regime or drawing benefit from it
          • support to civil society and victims of repression
          • an offer to start negotiations on visa facilitation and readmission agreements to the benefit of the public at large (without any response from the Belarusian authorities)
          • dialogue with Belarusian society on the reforms needed to modernise Belarus and on the potential for developing relations with the EU (including possible EU financial support).
          Belarus has been shut out by the EU for far too long. It has no business meddling in our political destiny.
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          Iceland supports the move, acknowledging that the economic and political partnership of Russia far outweighs the support of the EU in Belarus, as reflected in the decision of their citizens.
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          (Original post by Yellowquiet)
          Iceland supports the move, acknowledging that the economic and political partnership of Russia far outweighs the support of the EU in Belarus, as reflected in the decision of their citizens.
          Belarus welcomes the support of Iceland as a supermarket chain, and also of the country of Iceland.
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          OOC: I am stunned that a Country which has six chapters open and one closed regarding the Accession to the EU process is favouring a merger.

          EDIT: I have read the Progress Report on Accession which adds the further stunned, the Foreign Relations section.
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            (Original post by Morgsie)
            OOC: I am stunned that a Country which has six chapters open and one closed regarding the Accession to the EU process is favouring a merger.
            In your capacity of Attorney General, EU Bloc leader and Portugal rep will you try and prevent the merger? as we the Russian Federation are perfectly prepared to take whatever steps required to prevent the AG and EU getting involved and preventing a shared destiny.
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            The IAEA would like to know if this merger will result in Belarus having access to Russia's nuclear arsenal?
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            (Original post by tehFrance)
            In your capacity of Attorney General, EU Bloc leader and Portugal rep will you try and prevent the merger? as we the Russian Federation are perfectly prepared to take whatever steps required to prevent the AG and EU getting involved and preventing a shared destiny.
            This is partly why I want to move from wearing 3 hats to 2 hats. Keeping EU and AG.

            Not my place. You do realise your repeating history.

            I was merely stating a report from the Commission regarding Accession Progress, http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/pdf/...rt_2012_en.pdf
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            (Original post by Morgsie)
            OOC: I am stunned that a Country which has six chapters open and one closed regarding the Accession to the EU process is favouring a merger.

            EDIT: I have read the Progress Report on Accession which adds the further stunned, the Foreign Relations section.

            Belarus believes that the EU bloc leader is acting in a blatantly dictatorial way indicitive of the European Union. Rather than allowing individual nations to make up their own political destinies, it is more concerned with shaping Europe in its own way and condemning nations that express a counter view, independent of European citizen's wishes. It is the EU other member states must be wary of, not this merger, which will only impact other member states in that trade will become more profitable in the long term.
           
           
           
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