Treaties are documents cementing friendly ties between two alliances. As relations can vary strongly, there are is a variety of standard treaties with different functions.
The most common treaties seen today are listed below. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
- Non Agression Pact (NAP)
- A very low-end treaty. Usually signed between two potentially hostile alliances who wish to avoid war.
- Peace, Intelligence and Aid Treaty (PIAT)
- The two alliances agree to be allies and share intelligence that may be of importance to the other treaty partner. Economic collaboration in the form of tech deals or loans is encouraged.
- Optional Defense Pact (ODP)
- A higher-end version of the PIAT. Also encourages military assisting the other alliance should they ever need to defend themselves, though this is not obligatory.
- Mutual Defense Pact (MDP)
- The two signees are obliged to fight together in defense unless otherwise agreed upon.
- Mutual Aggression Pact (MAP)
- A rare type of treaty in which 2 alliances agree to Mutually declare on their enemies.
- Mutual Defense and Optional Aggression Pact (MDoAP)
- Besides the mandatory defense, the two alliances now get on well enough to agree to go to war together in certain situations. This is non-binding and the alliances retain the freedom to keep out of a war that they're not interested in.
- Mutual Aggression and Defense Pact (MADP)
- Beware attacking an alliance with an MADP! The two partners will work together in all military matters without hesitation. Attacking one is attacking both. Signing a treaty this high up is not to be taken lightly.
- Protectorate Treaty
- There is also the option of signing asymmetrical treaties, usually in the form of a protectorate treaty. Here one alliance offers full military protection (one-sided MDP) in return for loyalty and in certain cases tech deals.
- At the present, protectorates are uncommon. As time progresses, it may however become harder for new alliances to form without being targeted by raiders. This is what the protectorate treaty is for - to guarantee a safe environment to grow, and maybe a high-end treaty between the two once the fledgling alliance has reached a certain size. While this treaty is active, the protected alliance should avoid signing anything above an ODP, as otherwise their benefactor might be dragged into unsolicited conflicts.