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

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    Sweden is pleased to see so much positive agreement among nations.
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      (Original post by jsb123)
      Tuvalu, while aware that nothing can be done, is concerned at the precedent that is set here. Tuvalu wonders whether this will be the first of many of Russia's satellite states to be reabsorbed into the Federation, and whether other such closely aligned countries will follow suit.
      As far as the Russian Federation is aware, there are no talks with country Russian satellites to become part of Russia. There is of course South Ossetia however there is a divide within the country as to whether they wish to join Russia or not thus all citizens are awarded Russian citizenship should they wish to acquire it instead of South Ossetia becoming part of Russia.
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      (Original post by jsb123)
      Australia is not over-filled with joy at this announcement, but, accepting as we do that countries have the right to self-determination, and that if it is the will of the people of both nations, then other nations have no right to intervene. Also, it would appear that this resolution is merely a formality, as there is nothing that we can do to affect this.

      Tuvalu, while aware that nothing can be done, is concerned at the precedent that is set here. Tuvalu wonders whether this will be the first of many of Russia's satellite states to be reabsorbed into the Federation, and whether other such closely aligned countries will follow suit.

      Belarus thanks Australia for its defence of self-determination. Belarus would like to reassure Tuvalu that this will not set a precedent for future repatrations. Belarus is unique in its relationship with Russia, this is not a move towards an Empire. This resolution was initiated by Belarus and the people of Belarus, it should be supported on all sides as it follows both the principles of self-determination and subsidiarity.


      (Original post by PierceBrosnan)
      The Swiss Confederation believes that whilst it may disagree with Belarus becoming a autonomous region of the Russian Federation, we have no particular concerns about it becoming part of Russia. The only thing we do say is that Russia helps the region to maintain links with Europe.

      The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan supports Belarus's bid to become a part of Russia we hope to work with both representatives in ensuring political and economic cooperation.
      Belarus does not understand why Switzerland disagrees with the merger, but respects its right to its own views. Belarus approves of Jordan’s support.

      (Original post by Vionar)
      Despite not agreeing with the merger, The Netherlands feels that it would be inappropriate to dictate what other states can and cannot do. The Netherlands would like to wish good fortune on both of the states concerned, while declaring that it doesn't support it.

      Belarus commends the Netherlands.


      (Original post by zaliack)
      The republic of Malawi supports Belarus' right of determination, and if the people of Belarus and the Russian Federation support this, we have no concerns.

      Also, we would request that the Secretary General change this from a resolution into a mere statement, and instigate its effect in 6 days time.
      Belarus appreciates the vote of support from Malawi, the Belarusian people have spoken in favour.

      Belarus does not see the need to change the format of the resolution, it is clear it is a statement. But it would support the reduction in time limit.


      (Original post by thunder_chunky)
      If it is an internal decision between the Russian federation and Belarus then Argentina cannot forsee any major objections at this time.

      Belarus respects Argentina’s lack of objection.
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      Belgium wishes to know whether the merger would in any way change the relationship with the EU member states.
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      OOC: I take it this will be vetoed by the American's due to its objections?
      If so, good to see people standing up to this big bully who is hell bent on gaining power and ruining global affairs like a real dictator.
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        (Original post by Morgsie)
        OOC: I take it this will be vetoed by the American's due to its objections?
        If so, good to see people standing up to this big bully who is hell bent on gaining power and ruining global affairs like a real dictator.
        The United States of America cannot and will not stand in our way, the will of the people has prevailed and this shall happen, in reality the only thing that changes is Belarus having access to a better economy and more funding than it currently receives from the Russian Federation as an autonomous republic Belarus can still be run as a separate country just without the UN seat and other diplomatic missions which are instead done through the Russian Federation.

        OOC: You like to throw the word dictator around a lot don't you Morgsie? you have called me a dictator countless times yet I have not done anything to warrant it, you also call me the bully but in actual fact your posts are bullying and frankly I have had enough and I wish for you to leave the MUN, you cannot play the victim and then bully someone... that is a quick way to lose respect and friends.
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        The Holy See trusts that the government of Belarus has the best interests of its people at heart in making this decision. We have previously praised Belarus for its tolerance of minority religions, and we hope that this will continue in the new integrated republic. We hope to continue our good relations with Belarus, and that this step will lead to better relations between the Holy See and Russia as well.
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          (Original post by jsb123)
          Better relations between the Holy See and Russia as well.
          Our relations are nominally ecumenical as the Russian Federation is predominately Russian Orthodox rather than Catholic, we shall however endeavour to improve relations where we can.
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          (Original post by jsb123)
          The Holy See trusts that the government of Belarus has the best interests of its people at heart in making this decision. We have previously praised Belarus for its tolerance of minority religions, and we hope that this will continue in the new integrated republic. We hope to continue our good relations with Belarus, and that this step will lead to better relations between the Holy See and Russia as well.
          Belarus is sure a mutual relationship will be continued between us.
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          The French Republic finds no grounds for objection to the merger; the United Nations is not here to block the creation of new states, nor to engineer them, and so we shall be abstaining from any vote. Belorussia and Russia both have far to go on the path to becoming modern liberal democracies, and so I hope the respective governments have each considered the best interests of their populations in undertaking this decision.
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          (Original post by JPKC)
          The French Republic finds no grounds for objection to the merger; the United Nations is not here to block the creation of new states, nor to engineer them, and so we shall be abstaining from any vote. Belorussia and Russia both have far to go on the path to becoming modern liberal democracies, and so I hope the respective governments have each considered the best interests of their populations in undertaking this decision.
          Belarus believes this move will usher in a new age of economic prosperity and democratisation for the Russian Federation. We have responded to the will of the people and thus have taken this decision with reference to individual liberty, self-determination and subsidiarity. All modern liberal democratic principles.
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          (Original post by Cheese_Monster)
          Belarus believes this move will usher in a new age of economic prosperity and democratisation for the Russian Federation. We have responded to the will of the people and thus have taken this decision with reference to individual liberty, self-determination and subsidiarity. All modern liberal democratic principles.
          The French Republic remains politely sceptical of the Belorussian Government's ability to speak on behalf of the people it rules.
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          (Original post by Kiss)
          It is in the best interests of NATO to protect every individual member state. The US is only opposed provided our fellow NATO members are comfortable with it; we shall be holding a referendum on the matter if Belarus and Russia wish to pursue action, and so long as a majority of NATO and of the baltic nations Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia are satisfied then we shall not stand in the way of any merger. We would primarily like to hear from the afore mentioned nations Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, along with NATO as soon as possible.
          Poland opposes the merger between Russia and Belarus. Although we respect that this merger is supported by both Russia and Belarus, we feel that this is an attempt, by Russia, to re-establish its Soviet empire country-by-country. Furthermore, Poland fears that the 300,000 Poles living in Belarus will have Russian culture forced upon them and the 'freedoms' which Belarus has permitted (such as Polish language schools) will be revoked. Until Poland receives assurances that the Polish minority in Belarus will be respected, we will not support this merger.
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            (Original post by andrewmc96)
            Poland opposes the merger between Russia and Belarus. Although we respect that this merger is supported by both Russia and Belarus, we feel that this is an attempt, by Russia, to re-establish its Soviet empire country-by-country. Furthermore, Poland fears that the 300,000 Poles living in Belarus will have Russian culture forced upon them and the 'freedoms' which Belarus has permitted (such as Polish language schools) will be revoked. Until Poland receives assurances that the Polish minority in Belarus will be respected, we will not support this merger.
            The Russian Federation questions whether the Polish representative has bothered to look up the benefits of an autonomous republic. Belarus will still be very much the same as it was just better economically and part of the Russian Federation. Why would we wish to expand our empire once again? this is not the intent and if we have to say this once more then we will change our intent and invade Poland if you wish
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            (Original post by Morgsie)
            OOC: I take it this will be vetoed by the American's due to its objections?
            If so, good to see people standing up to this big bully who is hell bent on gaining power and ruining global affairs like a real dictator.
            Argentina would like to remind the representative that the veto only works in the Security council unless the Secretary General states otherwise, and even then the GA have the power to overturn the veto.

            Argentina has a question for the Russian Federation and Belarus. How would this effect the representation in the General Assembly? Would there just be one representative or a representative and a vice-representative?


            [ooc]He's not really a bully and he's not acting like a dictator. Calm down dear. [/ooc]
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            (Original post by JPKC)
            The French Republic remains politely sceptical of the Belorussian Government's ability to speak on behalf of the people it rules.
            As does the Belarusian government of The French Republic. Politely, of course.
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            (Original post by thunder_chunky)
            Argentina would like to remind the representative that the veto only works in the Security council unless the Secretary General states otherwise, and even then the GA have the power to overturn the veto.

            Argentina has a question for the Russian Federation and Belarus. How would this effect the representation in the General Assembly? Would there just be one representative or a representative and a vice-representative?


            [ooc]He's not really a bully and he's not acting like a dictator. Calm down dear. [/ooc]
            Belarus at the minute, will be absorbed into the Russian Federation' seat, although we are open to talks of a vice-representative.
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              (Original post by thunder_chunky)
              Argentina has a question for the Russian Federation and Belarus. How would this effect the representation in the General Assembly? Would there just be one representative or a representative and a vice-representative?
              As Belarus will not longer be a separate country, there shall be a single seat under the Russian Federation.
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                (Original post by Qwertish)
                The IAEA believes it matters since, as stated by the representative for Russia in the discussion on Resolution 2012/20, the Belarusian Government will continue to exist. As per the IAEA's mandate to prevent proliferation of nuclear weapons, it would be concerning to the IAEA if the Belarusian Government were to be given free access to Russia's nuclear arsenal.

                Whilst IAEA also acknowledges that Russia, as a Nuclear Weapons State under the terms of the NPT, has a right to maintain its nuclear arsenal, it reminds Russia that the Russia Federation also has an obligation, under Article I of the NPT, not to transfer "nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices" and "not in any way to assist, encourage, or induce" a non-nuclear weapon state (NNWS) to acquire nuclear weapons.

                The IAEA would be happy to continue this discussion in the relevant thread if Russia desires .
                Yeah I think you are misunderstanding how the autonomous republic works, they are not a separate country they are part of the Russian Federation, they will be Russian. They can have the same government or they can have a new government we are certain there will be new elections and a new constitution upon the merger.

                They will not have free access as like all autonomous republics, the Kremlin still has control but we can change that at any time if we so wish as Belarus will be Russian and hence there will be no arming of a non-nuclear state as Belarus upon merging will be a nuclear state as they are a part of the Russian Federation.
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                (Original post by tehFrance)
                Yeah I think you are misunderstanding how the autonomous republic works, they are not a separate country they are part of the Russian Federation, they will be Russian. They can have the same government or they can have a new government we are certain there will be new elections and a new constitution upon the merger.

                They will not have free access as like all autonomous republics, the Kremlin still has control but we can change that at any time if we so wish as Belarus will be Russian and hence there will be no arming of a non-nuclear state as Belarus upon merging will be a nuclear state as they are a part of the Russian Federation.
                The IAEA thanks Russia for clarification on this matter . It has no further concerns.
               
               
               
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