“Not Thickness of Chains but Strength of Ideals” Erika Silaco
|Category: Civil Rights Lovefest|
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
Location: The Vast
Passports & Documentation - Contact Information
~Secretary-General Erika Silaco
- The Triumvirate of Yut (Military, Economic, Political, Social, Cultural, Educational)
Membership in the Triumvirate of Yut is the single most important international agreement that the Republic is party to. The organization holds a eminent position inside of most every aspect of Sunset, with some aspect of the Triumvirate touching every part of the nation from the education system to diplomacy to commerce and the media.
Martian Interplanetary Defense And Security Charter II (MIDAS II) (Military)
While mostly diminished, the MIDAS II Charter was one of the first military security agreements signed by the Republic and an important step along the way to its eventual membership in the Triumvirate of Yut. Several of the founding nations (New ArAreBee, Ravenspire, and The Kinslayer) have been partially or completely integrated into the Republic, and the agreement remains now as a document with considerable historical significance to the Republic.
Martian Free Trade Agreement (MFTA) (Economic)
The MFTA ties many of the Martian nations together into a single Free Trade block as far as their Martian colonies or states are concerned. Many of these nations are also members of other Free Trade blocks to which Sunset is a signatory, and thus the agreement is mostly redundant, but it does give access to some otherwise isolated civilizations and is thus maintained for reasons of trade and economics.
Vinyatírion Economic/Readiness/Intelligence Treaty of Allied States; Economic Pact (VERITAS) (Economic)
The VERITAS Multi-Aspect Pact is another Free Trade organization that gives the Republic access to an incredibly wide number of different economies all across the Sol System and beyond. While it is distinctly not a member of the Intelligence or Readiness Portion, these both being superseded by its membership in the Triumvirate of Yut, the Economic Aspect is again considered important for the number of otherwise edge civilizations and economies that it allows access to.
The Martian Forum (Dialog & Cooperation)
The Martian Forum was established to foster dialogue and diplomacy and to enable the frank and honest exchanges of views on matters of mutual concern between the nations of Mars.
Embassies and Ambassadors
A. Mericia d'Laurent
A. Michael Ross-Davis
To Be Set
The Cobalt Phone
The Charcoal Phone
A. Marzi Pann
Lord Erwin H. Grant
A. P. Phineas Winklebottom
Ilosse Derin Kavar
A. Arturo Mendez
Lady Arinsoe Harhotep
A. Dyanna v. Smit
To Be Set
A. Ereraclya e'Eakhm
A. Grace Lefkowitz
A. Constant Ambrose
A. Arthur Ball
Ch.A Johann Weckener
An Odd Crystal
A. P. Jack Fry
Passports & Documentation
It is the oddest thing.
For passports Sunset uses the Triumvirate of Yut Federal Passport. There's an augmented version and a physical version, both of which have the same information in the same formats. One is just faster. While privacy is a given in Sunset, travelers to other nations should understand that they will lose a measure of that privacy when traveling outside of the Republic and it is their responsibility to maintain as much or as little as they like.
Did I say that privacy is a given? Visitors to the Republic should carefully note that that is not entirely true. In fact it is just the opposite; Sunset could be classified as a 'Universal Civilian Surveillance State'. Thanks to the ubiquity of cybernetics - especially cameras and microphones - as well as the low cost of storage, most everyone is recording everything they do in some manner. While crime isn't unheard of, it is unheard of for someone to get away with it since most everyone is being recorded all the time. The vast majority of the citizenry have made their peace with this and since it is not the government doing the surveillance - in fact the government actively encourages the citizenry to watch it - most are fine with it. Still, this is one of the most important things for new arrivals to be aware of whether they intend to stay or not.
- The Internet: Sunset.Gov.Sunset
As long as your nation has regular internet access, Sunset.Gov.Sunset should be accessible to just about anyone. It is a completely non-political website, given over to regular information about contacting various offices and departments in the Republic of Sunset and detailing information about its laws, regulations, and other information that visitors and residents might need. It is a one-stop information portal; Every government service from voter registration to health care information, passports, and naturalization can be handled through the website.
Triumvirate of Yut Consulate:
The Triumvirate of Yut deploys various types of sovereign consulates to the capitals and major cities of nations that it has friendly or at least neutral relations with. These are typically unmanned offices, something like large kiosks, with banks of computer terminals and a desk with a holographic receptionist who can answer questions in person as well as provide hard copies of requested materials. These consulates have their own outside internet connection, meaning that any filtering that the host nation does is bypassed by these facilities; all conversations and communications are conducted in the strictest of confidentiality between the individuals involved. They also carry a full range of consulate cards for the various Triumvirate nations.
All Sunset diplomatic staff carry a stack of Consulate Cards with them. These cards, the size of a normal business card and embossed with their name and the Sunset flag, house a small holographic projector and microphone/speaker. Press the card and a holographic avatar appears and the bearer can interact with the card with any questions or answers they might be looking for. If the question is beyond the capabilities of the card and there is an internet connection it will put them in contact with a diplomatic representative.
If you happen across someone in a Defense Force uniform and it happens to have blue trim, that's a diplomat of one stripe or another. There are also regular Diplomats and Ambassadors and they will usually be wearing a Sunset lapel pin or badge. Any of these should be able to answer your questions or direct you to someone of the appropriate rank if you need to conduct official business with the Republic.