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Sol
Flag of Sol
Map of Sol
Formation July 08, 2009
Type Defensive Alliance
Headquarters Singapore City, Singapore
Members 11
Average Strength 4.16 (Alliance Wide)


Sol
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This article is part of the series:
The Sol Alliance


Sol was a global defensive alliance, composed of seven official members. Sol's objective was to integrate the member nations to bring peace and stability and ensure the security of member nations by forging closer relations between the governments and the populations of each member nation.

Sol was patterned after the real life United Nations; it was first based in the Asia-Pacific region, but the inclusion of South Africa into the alliance on 10 September 2009 indicated a willingness to take members from other continents.

It was in November 28, 2009 when the Sol Security Council passed a resolution that declares the alliance a global alliance. Sol was disbanded in mid-2010.

Charter of Sol

For the Sol Charter, see Charter of Sol

The Sol Charter was first drafted in mid-2009, mostly being written by Snayke with help from Akki. After much discussion between member nations of Sol, the final version of the Charter of Sol was completed in August of 2009.

The charter set up provisions for the leadership, security council and members of the alliance.

Members

Formerly, Sol was divided from having Member Nations and Observer Nations. Observer Nations used to be nations who could join discussions with Sol in the Council but doesn't have any rights to vote nor to propose any proposals. But in February 16, 2010, Observer status were abolished under the amendment of the Sol Charter. Observer status was abolished as maintaining Observer permission rights in the forum was difficult, sorting every citizen to its mother nation. However, the Observer status was transferred to a person who has been given a privilege by the Imperator to become an Observer Envoy of a foreign nation in eRepublik.

Member Nations

Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Singapore were the founding members of the alliance.
South Africa, an observer nation at first, was admitted to the Alliance on the 10th of September, 2009 and left on March 7th 2010. Japan left the alliance on the 15th of October, 2009.

After its decision to break away with the merged country known as Federal Republic of South East Asia, Thailand joined Sol in November 2, 2009.

On January 16, 2010, Pakistan was formally expelled from Sol for its decision to "allow the hostile Phoenix nation of Serbia into the Asian region."[1]

After a unanimous positive votes from the member countries, on January 29, 2010, Israel was admitted to the alliance. Israel was first an observer before joining the alliance. With this expansion of the alliance marks the increasing influence of Sol to neutral and non-aggressive countries in the New World. Sol is looking forward in admitting India and Japan back if these nations decided to join Sol.

Bolivia became the 11th nation to be admitted in Sol, in terms of the History of Sol's total membership counts. Bolivia became a member of Sol in February 8, 2010, being the first member to come from the Americas. Bolivia was first an observer, like the other recent admitted members, before being accepted in the alliance.

South Africa withdrew in March 7, 2010 after troubled with the ideologies of the alliance.

Australia officially withdrew from this alliance after a vote was taken by the Australian senators of the time, on March 22, 2010.

Flag Country Admission Other Affiliation
Flag-Australia.jpg Australia Founding Member ---
Flag-Bolivia.jpg Bolivia February 8, 2010 ---
Flag-China.jpg China Founding Member EDEN
Flag-Israel.jpg Israel January 29, 2010 ONE
Flag-Japan.jpg Japan Founding Member ---
Flag-Malaysia.jpg Malaysia Founding Member ONE
Flag-Pakistan.jpg Pakistan Founding Member ---
Flag-Philippines.jpg Philippines Founding Member ---
Flag-Singapore.jpg Singapore Founding Member ONE
Flag-South Africa.jpg South Africa September 10, 2009 ---
Flag-Thailand.jpg Thailand November 2, 2009 ONE

Observer Nations

These were the nations who were Observers in the Sol Security Council before the said status was abolished in February 16, 2010. Hence, their Observer status effectively ended on the said date.

Flag Country Recognition Other Affiliation
Flag-Argentina.jpg Argentina October 14, 2009 Phoenix
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada August 23, 2009 EDEN-Brolliance
Flag-Colombia.jpg Colombia November 19, 2009 ---
Flag-Hungary.jpg Hungary October 15, 2009 Phoenix
Flag-India.jpg India August 18, 2009 ---
Flag-Japan.jpg Japan October 15, 2009 Brolliance
Flag-Paraguay.jpg Paraguay November 2, 2009 ---
Flag-Portugal.jpg Portugal October 14, 2009 Phoenix
Flag-South Korea.jpg South Korea October 13, 2009 ---
Flag-UK.jpg UK September 15, 2009 Phoenix
Flag-Uruguay.jpg Uruguay October 20, 2009 ---
Flag-USA.jpg USA August 15, 2009 Brolliance
Flag-Venezuela.jpg Venezuela November 2, 2009 ---

Former Member Nations

Flag Country Admission Exit Other Affiliation
Flag-Australia.jpg Australia Founding Member Withdrew on March 22, 2010 Brolliance-EDEN
Flag-Japan.jpg Japan Founding Member Withdrew on October 14, 2009 Brolliance
Flag-Pakistan.jpg Pakistan Founding Member Expelled on January 16, 2010 ---
Flag-South Africa.jpg South Africa Admitted on September 10, 2009 Withdrew on March 7, 2010 ---

Sol Security Council

Every month on the 10th, the Security Council votes on who shall be the Chairman for the next month. The Vice-Chairmanship is unelected position. It is automatically appointed to the host HQ nation, which rotates monthly alphabetically.

Previously it was the 15th, and both the Chair and Vice-Chair were elected.

Year Month Chairman Country Vice-Chairman Country
2009 July 888371.jpg
Snayke
Flag-China.jpg
China
04 kurul.jpg
Akki
Flag-Japan.jpg
Japan
2009 August 888371.jpg
Snayke
Flag-China.jpg
China
04 kurul.jpg
Akki
Flag-Japan.jpg
Japan
2009 September 888371.jpg
Snayke
Flag-China.jpg
China
04 kurul.jpg
Akki
Flag-Japan.jpg
Japan
2009 October Hekter.png
Hekter
Flag-Philippines.jpg
Philippines
Mel46.png
Melchizedek Smith
Flag-Australia.jpg
Australia
2009 November 04 kurul.jpg
Akki
Flag-Japan.jpg
Japan
Aliao.jpg
aliao
Flag-China.jpg
China
2009 December 4d4921c7db7ff1a5c479a84243c87884 100x100.jpg
Erius
Flag-Singapore.jpg
Singapore
Nagyzee.jpg
Nagyzee
Flag-Malaysia.jpg
Malaysia
2010 January AlbertN.jpg
Albert Neurath
Flag-Thailand.jpg
Thailand
Hekter.png
Hekter1
Flag-Philippines.jpg
Philippines
2010 February ENOCH.jpg
Enoch Root
Flag-South Africa.jpg
South Africa
Kryteshyft.jpg
kryteshyft
Flag-Singapore.jpg
Singapore
2010 March Kryteshyft.jpg
kryteshyft
Flag-Singapore.jpg
Singapore
Lol12.gif
ExoM7
Flag-Malaysia.jpg
Malaysia
2010 April Nicholas2.jpg
nicholas2000
Flag-Malaysia.jpg
Malaysia
AlbertN.jpg
Albert Neurath
Flag-Thailand.jpg
Thailand
2010 May Nicholas2.jpg
nicholas2000
Flag-Malaysia.jpg
Malaysia
AlbertN.jpg
Albert Neurath
Flag-Thailand.jpg
Thailand
2010 June Jelly.jpg
Jelly9473
Flag-Philippines.jpg
Philippines
AlbertN.jpg
Albert Neurath
Flag-Thailand.jpg
Thailand


Legend:
Period when Snayke and Akki were the acting Chairs of the Council

1. Hekter was later removed from office by a 3-1 vote of the Security Council.

Military

The Sol Army, called as the SolDiers, is the alliance's defense arm against any aggressive forces that would destroy the member's stability. It is headed by a Sol Commander. Currently, it is headed by Mdeusa03.

Year Month(s) Sol Supreme Commander Country Sol Deputy Commander Country Sol Quartermaster General Country
2009 November Garven Dreis.jpg
Garven Dreis
Flag-Australia.jpg
Australia
Position
not available
Position
not available
Position
not available
Position
not available
2009 December Garven Dreis.jpg
Garven Dreis
Flag-Australia.jpg
Australia
Position
not available
Position
not available
Position
not available
Position
not available
2010 January Vacant Vacant Position
not available
Position
not available
Position
not available
Position
not available
2010 February Liquid Oxygen.jpg
Liquid Oxygen
Flag-Malaysia.jpg
Malaysia
Pantherthug89.jpg
Pantherthug89
Flag-Malaysia.jpg
Malaysia
JamesonLTai.jpg
Jameson L. Tai
Flag-China.jpg
China
2010 March Liquid Oxygen.jpg
Liquid Oxygen
Flag-Malaysia.jpg
Malaysia
Pantherthug89.jpg
Pantherthug89
Flag-Malaysia.jpg
Malaysia
JamesonLTai.jpg
Jameson L. Tai
Flag-China.jpg
China
2010 April Mdeusa03.jpg
Mdeusa03
Flag-Singapore.jpg
Singapore
Atracurium.jpg
Atracurium
Flag-Singapore.jpg
Singapore
Position
not available
Position
not available
2010 May Mdeusa03.jpg
Mdeusa03
Flag-Singapore.jpg
Singapore
Atracurium.jpg
Atracurium
Flag-Singapore.jpg
Singapore
Position
not available
Position
not available
June April Mdeusa03.jpg
Mdeusa03
Flag-Singapore.jpg
Singapore
Atracurium.jpg
Atracurium
Flag-Singapore.jpg
Singapore
Position
not available
Position
not available

The Sol Commander is appointed for life, and can only be replaced upon his or her resignation, removal for incompetence, or inactivity.

Headquarters

The location of the Sol Headquarters rotates every month alphabetically which had started since October 2009. China was the location of the Headquarters before the implementation of the scheme.

History

Main Article: History of Sol

Since independent Asia-Pacific nations are very vulnerable to political take-overs (especially since some of them are quite new), they are experiencing drastic financial crisis with unstable monetary units and wavy local markets, and they really wanted to see a successful key region in the New World, and then came birth of a unified neutrality pact between them. The emergence of Sol gave justice to these nations aspirations, they wanted to free themselves from hostility and oppression from foreign imperialistic nations, and to see an Asia-Pacific region of becoming a key market of the New World.

Relations with other Alliances

Sol takes neutral position with other alliances, and does not limit its member nations from being involved in other alliances, as long as it does not interfere with the security and stability of the alliance. As result some member nations of Sol are also members of other alliances. The alliance in general favors EDEN due to the fact that PHOENIX that stills holds many regions that belong to Sol members.

Controversy

Japan

Japan was attacked by the Theocrats in September 2009, in what was known as the Theocratic War.
Lacking the military and voting power to bring about a permanent resolution despite assistance from several Sol and PEACE nations, the Japanese and South Koreans wished to resist the Theocrats long term in the hope of weakening them via diplomatic isolation and them removing them in the future when able.

Japan considered the diplomatic blockade broken when Theocrats were readmitted into the local Sol War Games, giving them opportunity to more easily level up their voters and soldiers. While the Theocrats had taken part before as Switzerland without any issues, their relocation caused them to no longer be an outside neutral party in Asia. This, along with the common naming of the Southeast Asian War Games as the "Sol War Games" and Sol's Resolution 0001 admitting the Theocrats caused controversy and confusion over who was now responsible for the event.

Japan accused Sol of aiding an aggressor instead of a member nation and of poor communication and timing, while Sol pointed out Japan's own poor communication and the efforts they had put in during the initial invasion. The time allotted for the vote was valid, but not all members had chance to have their say as only 3 out of 9 nations voted to allow the Theocrats into the War Games, with Japan itself being one of the absent nations. Since then the charter has been reformed to account for lower activity rates, and Resolution 0001 is in the process of being revoked.

The Japanese congress voted to leave Sol twice in October 2009 and officially withdrew shortly after, Japan is now an observer nation.

Pakistan

Due to the motion by Pakistan to allow the hostile Phoenix nation Serbia into the Asian region, Sol has formally expelled Pakistan from the Sol Alliance in January 16, 2010. However, Paskistan was never officially part of the alliance and the move was ridiculed by many in Pakistan.

South Africa

On March 7, 2010 South African PTO President RonelI officially announced that the country was no longer a member of the Sol Alliance [2]. The move was met with controversy surrounding the reasons for Africa's withdrawal. It is as of yet unclear whether it is still a member of Sol.

Internal Splits

As a result of the expulsion of Pakistan, a major internal split happened inside the Sol Alliance. This split, started over a comment about Pakistan by the then-Chairman, boiled over into a nasty dispute over the powers of the Chairmanship between the Chairman, Thailand, Israel, Singapore, and the Philippines. This dispute quickly turned personal due to comments made by one of Singapore's Advisory Representatives about the Chairman, which the Chairman reciprocated. This eventually led to Hekter, at that point a Sol Vizier, calling for an impeachment of the current Chairman. This impeachment motion was defeated, upon which Hekter removed all control of Sol's central treasury from other leaders of Sol, including the Sol Imperator and the Chairman. Hekter was impeached by the Sol Security Council from his role as Vice-Chairman for this action. He did not return the Org for many months.

Current Status

Sol is currently in a state of upheaval, and most of the primary functions of the alliance have been suspended until they can be reformed. The last Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Jelly9473 and Albert Neurath respectively, are continuing in their positions until reforms can be completed.

The Southeast Asian War Games

Main Article: Southeast Asian War Games

The Southeast Asian War Games (Also known as the Sol War Games), is a Training War for the camps of Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. Canada, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, and Australia were dragged into the training war after they have signed an alliance with Malaysia. Later, South Africa, Slovakia, China, and Italy joined the games while Switzerland retreated the games. South Korea dropped out from the games after its union with Japan but later joined in September 2009. Croatia, Hungary, and USA joined in October 2009. Later, in the same month, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Romania, Iran, Greece, Colombia, Finland, Ireland, Spain, Uruguay, Austria, Bolivia, Peru, North Korea, Sweden, Japan, and Venezuela joined the Sol War Games. Also within the month of October, Thailand switched its alliance to Malaysia from the Philippines, leaving the latter without any alliances.

It was in August when the training war was then referred to as the Sol War Games, as the training war was widely participated by Sol member and observer countries.

Currently, the Southeast Asian War Games is the biggest war game ever in the entire history of eRepublik. The war game is participated by countries coming from all the New World continents.

Sol Expansion Map

Sol member countries are colored with dark yellow.

Trivia

  • Did you know that South Africa was the first observer nation that was accepted as a member of the alliance?
  • Did you know that the word Sol means the Sun?
  • Did you know that Japan was the first member of Sol to withdraw from the Alliance?
  • Did you know that Pakistan was the first member of Sol to be expelled from the Alliance?

References and Citation Resources

  1. http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/sol-on-the-subject-of-pakistan-1148157/1/all
  2. http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/update-from-south-african-supreme-high-command-1238223/1/20 Update from South African Supreme High Command.

External links

  1. Sol Forum
  2. IRC Channel of Sol