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This alliance merged to become part of Greenland Republic.

Merger occurred on/around July 25, 2009
More info is available here.
Note: Reformed as Avalanche (2nd) on January 1, 2010
Avalanche
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Founded March 2008
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AllianceStats Statistics as of April 22, 2009

Total Nations 65
Strength 758,725
Avg. Strength 11,673
Nukes 90
Score 3.26
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Avalanche HistoryEdit

Avalanche was formed in March 2008 when eight real life friends came together to form an alliance. These eight nations survived unaided until the 21st, when they became a protectorate of the Greenland Republic. Avalanche has grown steadily since then.

Great Lords/TriumvirsEdit

The Great Lord was the Chief Executive of Avalanche until May 23, 2009. Executive power was then expanded and transferred to the Triumvirate under the new charter.

Great Lords:

  • Lord Voss - March 17, 2008 - May 16, 2008
  • SirDog - May 17, 2008 - July 16, 2008
  • Mattea - July 17, 2008 - September 16, 2008
  • SirDog - September 17, 2008 - November 16
  • Bellisus - November 17 - January 16
  • SirDog - January 17 - May 23 (End of Great Lord Era)

Triumvirs:

The first and last Triumvirate:

Mattea, Gears of War & Bellisus - May 23 - July 26

War of the CoalitionEdit

August 13, 2008, Greenland Republic declared war on Valhalla and GGA for attacking their protectorate, Hyperion two days earlier. Avalanche was instructed by Bob, then leader of Greenland Republic, to suspend their protectorate treaty. Over the course of the war, Avalanche stayed neutral, as it held no treaties to either side following the suspension of the protectorate.

After war's end, Avalanche resumed their protectorate treaty with Greenland Republic. As soon as Greenland Republic's surrender terms expired, the protectorate was upgraded to an MDoAP.

New CharterEdit

Discussion began for a new charter in private among senior government officials in March 2008. Many felt the executive had too little power. To this end a new charter was drafted, giving more authority to the executive but splitting power into a triumvirate. The new charter was put to a referendum, and passed 24-10 (with nearly 30 abstaining) on April 27. The first triumvirs and new government officials are set to take office on May 24.

Karma WarEdit

On the 21st of April, 2009, Avalanche joined many other alliances in declaring war on the New Pacific Order, following the optional defense clause in their MDoAP with the Greenland Republic. On April 22, The Phoenix Federation declared war on Avalanche. This made Avalanche nations the first hit by the Coward Coalition. Avalanche is currently (as of May 19) in a state of war with both alliances.

The top 10 nations of Avalanche rode the first wave with Greenland Republic, and although they got hurt there was a remarkable sense of pride within the alliance.

On July 19, 2009, the [New Pacific Order] surrendered to the collective forces of [Karma]. While the Phoenix Federation and Avalon remained in active conflicts with Karma alliances until August 4. Tragically, due to the alliance disbanding, the victory was never to be celebrated. A merger was arranged between Avalanche and the Greenland Republic whose friendship was unwavering towards Avalanche from day one.

The End of AvalancheEdit

The end of Avalanche was officially announced on July 26, 2009 when the newly elected government with a new charter simply did not deliver. The longest serving leader and most active member of the alliance (SirDog) had left Avalanche after some internal politics which severely deflated his motivation to remain with Avalanche. The, then, Lord of External Affairs, Paulpig made the final announcement on the OWF stating the official disbandment of Avalanche

Reformation Edit

Avalanche reformed 1 January 2010.

TreatiesEdit

Active until disbandment:

Defunct:

ConstitutionEdit

Opening. We the people hereby affirm the creation of the Allied Body of Avalanche through this constitution.


Article One. Membership. - To become a member of Avalanche, a nation must be unaffiliated with any other alliance and petition properly for membership. The petition may be denied by any member of the senate. The Lord of Internal Affairs and his/her staff will then run the applicant through the background check process.

-An applicant may not join Avalanche if he/she is currently in conflict (war) with another nation/alliance nor can they be in any debt to another alliance/nation.

-The Applicant must change their Alliance Affiliation to Avalanche, and include a member number.

-A nation may cease affiliation with Avalanche at any time, unless in debt or it infringes upon any terms decided in treaties.

Article Two. Basic Rights - Every official member of Avalanche is guaranteed certain indomitable rights. These are to be enacted in the best interest of every nation, but not infringe upon alliance security and welfare. The rights are as follows: 1.) To freely express one's opinion on any issue at any time, as long as it does not violate the rights of others 2.) To enjoy freedom from undue burden. (Pressure to donate to Avalanche, help other members when not necessary, etc.) 3.) To associate freely with other friendly entities. 4.) To govern the internal policy of one’s nation without interference, unless a persons action violates the Alliances Policies or Defense Policies. 5.) To defend oneself before an impartial jury of one’s peers, be informed of the charges, enjoy a speedy and public trial, be confronted by witnesses, have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in one’s favor, and to have the benefit of a Counsel for one’s defense in all cases which may result from the infringement of any of these enumerated rights. 6.) To be free from overly excessive fines, and cruel and unusual punishments, and to have the right to appeal the judgment and face a trial. 7.) To campaign and serve, if elected, in any electable office. 8.) To petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

- No nation shall preserve or create an entangling relationship with any alien entity involved in a war, or in opposing position from Avalanche. Any member of the senate may waive this.

- Any member who violates these provisions will receive punishment based on a senate decision.

Article Three. Government. -Elections take place at the end of every term. A term is to last 60 days. In order to establish a candidacy, one must announce that they are in the race, or accept a nomination by another. The first phase of elections begins with the announcement of candidacy for the Lord positions on day 54. Once a candidate is announced, they may begin debating and creating speeches. On day 56, voting for these positions ensue. Once a conclusive vote has been reached, or 48 hours has passed, announcements for senate positions may begin, The final day of the term will be voting for senate. All new government members take positions at the inception of the new term. A new day is signified by an update on the in-game server. Every member has the right to vote.

- The highest government official is the Great Lord. The Great Lord has the responsibility of overseeing internal affairs and external affairs. They, in collaboration with the Lord of External Affairs, determine foreign policy with other alliances. The Great Lord has the ability to declare war upon another alliance. This can be vetoed if there is a majority vote against war in the senate. The Great Lord also has two votes within the senate, as opposed to all other members’ one vote.

-Departments. There are three departments: War, Internal Affairs and External Affairs. For each department, there is a Lord. For example, there would be a Lord of External Affairs. Within each department, the Lord of the department or the Great Lord can appoint officials. The Lord of War may appoint Generals, and the Lord of External Affairs may appoint diplomats and treaty-writers. These are merely examples. Positions can be created appointed as necessary by rule of the department Lord. All departments may be run as the Lord sees fit. The Department of External affairs is responsible for foreign policy, documents in relation to other alliances, treaties, and recruiting. -The Lord of External Affairs and his/her staff have the power to negotiate treaties with other alliances. A treaty cannot be signed without the approval of the majority of the Senate. All treaties must be signed by the Lord of External Affairs, the Great Lord, and at least two other government officials. The Department of Internal affairs is responsible for intra-alliance documents (such as this constitution), the economy, and education of members. The department of War cannot declare war. However, it does organize the army and pursue battle tactics. When involved in an alliance war, all members are expected to fight and are to obey the Lord of War. Exemption from battle may be granted by the Lord of War.

-Senate. The senate is comprised of the aforementioned Lords, the Great Lord, and four (4) other elected members, or three (3) percent of all the alliance nations. The senate passes laws and practices of the alliance. These include but are not limited to amendments of the constitution, taxation, and punishment of disobeying members of the alliance. In order to pass a law, a majority vote within the senate is necessary. The Great Lord has two votes within the senate to disrupt any ties.


Article Four. Vacancies and Removals. - A vacancy is defined as: 1. A government member missing two (2) votes in any one term. 2. A government member being removed by the or Senate.

Should a vacancy occur, the government member is automatically removed from his/her position. The government member will be replaced by their runner up in the election.

- All holders of government positions may be removed by 1/2 of the Senate vote. To start a poll for the removal of a Government member, a petition must be signed by 10 members of the Alliance. Once the petition is presented, the Senate shall debate for a period of 48 hours concerning the removal of a government member.


Article Five. Senate Meetings There shall be Governmental meetings held on a private channel via Avalanche website with access only to Governmental entities except on debates or elections. Senate meetings occur every two weeks in order to discuss events that conspired within the two weeks and to formulate a correct response and action. If no action, foreign contact, or petitions occur, a meeting may be canceled with approval of the Great Lord.

Article Six. War -All nations within the alliance must agree to the following war clause: “I agree not to participate in ay offensive war whatsoever unless under the following terms: • Ordered to by Avalanche. • Given specific permission from the Lord of War. • Attacking a person with no Alliance Affiliation, or an alliance with fewer than five members.”

-It is to be noted that when dealing with a war concerning the final bulleted entry, a nation is not guaranteed aid in any form from Avalanche. Also, if any nation violates these terms, and participates in an unprecedented war, the nation must repay all dues to the attacked nation, and may endure other potential punishment as deemed by the Senate.

-If war is declared upon a nation, it must be immediately brought it to the attention of their commanding officer who will then decide how to respond.

Closing All members of Avalanche agree to be bound by this Constitution. Any member found in violation of any clause of this document may be subject to disciplinary action. Any clause within this document can be subject to change by due process.

Signatures Lord Voss – Great Lord Mattea – Lord of External Affairs Fenrirs Assault – Lord of War Joshus - Lord of Internal Affairs

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