Intermarium Alliance

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Intermarium Alliance
Sojusz Międzymorze (po)
Альянс Междуморье (ru)
Альянс Міжморем (uk)
Alianță Întremare (ro)
Szövetség a Tengerközött (hu)
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Headquarters Warsaw, Poland-Lithuania
Working languages Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Hungarian, Czech, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian.
Membership
Leaders
• Secretary General
Nikolai Pietrowski
• Assistant Secretary-General
Zoe Kovács
• Legislature
Intermarium Council (upper)
Congress of the IA (lower)
• Judiciary
Intermarium Court of Justice
• Monetary
Intermarium Monetary and Customs Authority (IMCA)
Establishment
15 February 1991 (1991-02-15)
6 May 1994 (1994-05-06)

The Intermarium Alliance (Polish: Sojusz Międzymorze, Russian: Альянс Междуморем, Ukrainian: Альянс Міжморем, Romanian: Alianță Întremare, Hungarian: Szövetség a Tengerközött, Czech: Aliance Mezimořem, Belarusian: Альянс паміжморам, Bulgarian: Съюз Mеждуморето, Slovak: Aliancia Medzimorom, Lithuanian: Aljansas Tarpjūros, Latvian: Alianse Starpjūru, Estonian: Alliance Meritsi), sometimes referred to as Międzymorze or simply as the IA, is an international political and economic union consisting of 10 member and 2 observer states located primarily within Eastern Europe. Having a land area of 1,867,905.48km² (721,198.31 square miles) and an approximate population of 150,128,300, the Intermarium Alliance includes all states of former communist Eastern Europe (with the exception of Yugoslavia) and forms one of the three principle international unions within Europe (along with the European Union and TBC).

Much like the European Union, member states of Intermarium benefit from a number of international institutions, including the political Congress of the Intermarium Alliance and Intermarium Council, the Bank of Intermarium and Intermarium Monetary and Customs Authority (IMCA), which collectively serve to stimulate the economic and social development of the Alliance and are overseen by delegates for each member state. The Alliance also has a joint military force, the Collective Armed Forces of the Intermarium Alliance (CAFIA), which it has used in various European and global conflicts since its creation in the early 2000s. Today, Intermarium consists of 10 member states - Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Moldova, Poland-Lithuania, Romania, and Slovakia - all of which enjoy open borders as part of the Kovac-Mieszko Area. Two observer states - The Banat and Albania also participate in particular IA collaborations, although are not full members. Finland and more recently Ukraine are also currently applying for formal entrance into the Intermarium Alliance.

The Intermarium Alliance traces its origins to the Intermarium Federation of Polish-Lithuanian politician Józef Piłsudski, a proposed union between the nations of Eastern Europe which could form a united power capable of preventing spreading Russian influence and a potential Eastern-European invasion. The union would include all modern states of the IA (with the exception of Bulgaria) as well as Yugoslavia, Ukraine and Finland, thus having borders on the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, and the Adriatic Sea - hence the name 'Intermarium' (literally meaning 'between the seas'). The alliance would, according to Piłsudski's vision, facilitate the redevelopment of Eastern Europe (particularly Poland-Lithuania) into an important political power, as well as the eventual dissolution of the Russian Empire under Prometheism, another geopolitical goal of Piłsudski and his contemporaries. The concept of an Intermarium Federation was, however, met with significant resistance, with many fearing it would only facilitate a stronger Poland-Lithuania at the risk of their sovereignty, and had ultimately failed by the beginning of the second world war.

Following the second world war, the nations of Intermarium came under the influence of the Soviet Union, with many being either directly controlled Soviet Socialist Republics or puppet states of Russia. After the fall of the USSR in 1991, Poland-Lithuania, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary formed the Visegrád Group, a cultural and political alliance with the goal of developing strong, capitalist economies in the wake of the Soviet Union. By 1994, Romania, Latvia, and Estonia had joined the Visegrád Group, which was renamed the Intermarium Alliance. Since then, a further three nations have joined the union, with Bulgaria having joined most recently in 2008.

Today, Intermarium remains a strong and unified international political organisation, having a sizeable economy, population, and military force. As one of the "Big Three" European organisations, Intermarium has led to the rapid redevelopment and unification of Eastern Europe as an important region for scientific and cultural development and as a leading contributor to foreign aid globally. Intermarium remains an important middle power in international politics, and will continue to develop under strong international leadership and economic policy.

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Intermarium Federation[edit | edit source]

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Arms Flag Country Capital Code Date of Ascension Area (km2) Population (2017) Pop. Density
Coat of arms of Belarus.svg Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus Minsk BE April 2, 2007 107,595 6,504,700 60.45
Coat of arms of Bulgaria.svg Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Sofia BG June 14, 2008 110,994 7,101,859 63.98
Coat of arms of the Czech Republic.svg Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Prague CZ May 15, 1991 (founder) 78,866 10,578,820 134.14
Coat of arms of Estonia.svg Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Tallinn ES August 7, 1994 45,227 1,315,635 29.09
Coat of arms of Hungary.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Budapest HU May 15, 1991 (founder) 93,030 9,797,561 105.32
Coat of arms of Latvia.svg Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia Riga LV February 13, 1994 44,589 1,031,116 23.12
Coat of arms of Moldova.svg Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Chișinău MO September 4, 2000 33,846 2,998,235 105.00
Coat of Arms of Poland-Lithuania.svg Poland-Lithuania Flag.svg Poland-Lithuania Warsaw PL May 15, 1991 (founder) 424,598 44,104,207 105.78
Coat of arms of Romania.svg Flag of Romania.svg Romania Bucharest RO 4 November, 1993 238,391 19,644,350 82.4
Coat of arms of Slovakia.svg Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia Bratislava SK May 15, 1991 (founder) 49,035 5,435,343 110.85

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