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The '''Vital relationship''' ([[wikipedia:Greek language|Aetolian]] ζωτική σχέση, ''zo̱tikí̱ schési̱''; [[wikipedia:Georgian language|Varkan]]: არსებითი ურთიერთობა, ''arsebiti urtiertoba'') is a phrase used to describe the necessary close political, diplomatic, cultural, economic, military and historical relations between [[Aetolia]] and [[Varkana]].  
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The '''Vital relationship''' ([[wikipedia:Greek language|Aetolian]] ζωτική σχέση, ''zo̱tikí̱ schési̱''; [[wikipedia:Georgian language|Varkan]]: არსებითი ურთიერთობა, ''arsebiti urtiertoba'') is a phrase used to describe the necessary close political, diplomatic, cultural, economic, military and historical relations between [[Aetolia]] and [[Varkana]].
  
 
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===Middle-Age===
 
===Middle-Age===
 
  
 
===Dual monarchy===
 
===Dual monarchy===
By the start of the 15th century, a political union between the [[Kingdom of Varkana|Varkana]] and the [[Kingdom of Aetolia|Aetolia]] became politically and economically attractive for both nations. With military threats since the late 14th century increasing, which was particularly acute in 1415 after the restoration of the monarchy in Aetolia, with the expansion of Galatia in the east, and the religious wars of the Christians ([[Two Centuries War]]) in the west. The Varkan crown especially pushed for the restoration of the monarchy in Aetolia, foreseeing an alliance between the two kingdoms. For the Varkans, an alliance would not have been possible with the First Aetolian Republic, judged too unstable.  
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By the start of the 15th century, a political union between the [[Kingdom of Varkana|Varkana]] and the [[Kingdom of Aetolia|Aetolia]] became politically and economically attractive for both nations. With military threats since the late 14th century increasing, which was particularly acute in 1415 after the restoration of the monarchy in Aetolia, with the expansion of Galatia in the east, and the religious wars of the Christians ([[Two Centuries War]]) in the west. The Varkan crown especially pushed for the restoration of the monarchy in Aetolia, foreseeing an alliance between the two kingdoms. For the Varkans, an alliance would not have been possible with the First Aetolian Republic, judged too unstable.
  
In 1416, the Varkan [[House of Guramiani]] and Aetolian [[House of ???]] planned a cross-faith marriage in the newly built [[Syncretist Temple]] in [[Abasha]] between [[Prince Otari of Varkana]] and [[Princess NAME of Aetolia]]. They would inherit both the Aetolian and Varkan crowns after their parents death. In 1428, an official act established a Varkano–Aetolian union ruled by the NAME dynasty, following the matriarchal traditions of the two cultures. The Varkano-Aetolian partnership proved beneficial for the nationals of both countries, who coexisted and cooperated in one of the largest political entities in Illypnia for the next 350 years. Moreover, since Aetolian military power was essentially sea-based, while Varkan power was land-based, their military resources were also complementary.  
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In 1416, the Varkan [[House of Guramiani]] and Aetolian [[House of ???]] planned a cross-faith marriage in the newly built [[Syncretist Temple]] in [[Abasha]] between [[Prince Otari of Varkana]] and [[Princess NAME of Aetolia]]. They would inherit both the Aetolian and Varkan crowns after their parents death. In 1428, an official act established a Varkano–Aetolian union ruled by the NAME dynasty, following the matriarchal traditions of the two cultures. The Varkano-Aetolian partnership proved beneficial for the nationals of both countries, who coexisted and cooperated in one of the largest political entities in Illypnia for the next 350 years. Moreover, since Aetolian military power was essentially sea-based, while Varkan power was land-based, their military resources were also complementary.
  
With the Dual Monarchy Act, the Varkan and the Aetolian states were co-equal. The act required regular renewal, as did the customs union between the two components of the union. Foreign affairs and the military came under joint oversight, but all other governmental faculties were divided between respective states.  
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With the Dual Monarchy Act, the Varkan and the Aetolian states were co-equal. The act required regular renewal, as did the customs union between the two components of the union. Foreign affairs and the military came under joint oversight, but all other governmental faculties were divided between respective states.
  
 
====Varkan Independence====
 
====Varkan Independence====
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===Direct investment===
 
===Direct investment===
 
===Energy===
 
===Energy===
 
  
 
===Communalism===
 
===Communalism===
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==Border cooperation==
 
==Border cooperation==
With their 270 kilometers of shared border following the course of the [[Sinora River]], and both countries also share a 250 km maritime border across the [[Iremian Sea]], Varkana and Aetolia have an extensive framework of border cooperation enforced by the nations' respective coast guards and police forces.  
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With their 270 kilometers of shared border following the course of the [[Sinora River]], and both countries also share a 250 km maritime border across the [[Iremian Sea]], Varkana and Aetolia have an extensive framework of border cooperation enforced by the nations' respective coast guards and police forces.
  
 
==Military relations==
 
==Military relations==
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===Avalishvili-Tavoularis===
 
===Avalishvili-Tavoularis===
Avalishvili and [[Alexei Tavoularis]] shared warm personal relations and also close ties between their administrations.  
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Avalishvili and [[Alexei Tavoularis]] shared warm personal relations and also close ties between their administrations.
  
 
===Latso-Tavoularis===
 
===Latso-Tavoularis===
Relations between [[Giorgi Latso]] and [[Alexei Tavoularis|Tavoularis]] were strained throughout their overlapping times in office. Tavoularis has been one of the most outspoken critics of Latso's policies both during and after his time as President. One point of particular criticism was Latso's continued support of the white-minority regime of [[Wolffrea]], despite numerous documented human rights abuses. Tavoularis also called into question Latso's credibilty, citing his time working for a [[Lambros Fair, Palaiochori|Lambros Fair]] financial firm, where he allegedly had knowledge of an occurrence of [[wikipedia:Control fraud|control fraud]] in the firm that surfaced shortly after he departed from the vice-president role. Latso rebuked Tavoularis' attacks on his credibility by stating the scandal happened in 1999, and that he was cleared of all suspicion by Aetolian law enforcement and justice system, and that the President of a country should at least trust their own institutions they are supposed to protect and defend. Regarding the human rights criticism, Latso called out Tavoularis for his "smug moralism" and lack of [[wikipedia:Realpolitik|pragmatism]].
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Relations between [[Giorgi Latso]] and [[Alexei Tavoularis|Tavoularis]] were strained throughout their overlapping times in office. Tavoularis has been one of the most outspoken critics of Latso's policies both during and after his time as President. One point of particular criticism was Latso's continued support of the white-minority regime of [[Wolffrea]], despite numerous documented human rights abuses. Tavoularis also called into question Latso's credibility, citing his time working for a [[Lambros Fair, Palaiochori|Lambros Fair]] financial firm, where he allegedly had knowledge of an occurrence of [[wikipedia:Control fraud|control fraud]] in the firm that surfaced shortly after he departed from the vice-president role. Latso rebuked Tavoularis' attacks on his credibility by stating the scandal happened in 1999, and that he was cleared of all suspicion by Aetolian law enforcement and justice system, and that the President of a country should at least trust their own institutions they are supposed to protect and defend. Regarding the human rights criticism, Latso called out Tavoularis for his "smug moralism" and lack of [[wikipedia:Realpolitik|pragmatism]].
  
 
===Latso-Iordanou===
 
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==Public opinion==
 
==Public opinion==
  
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==Popular culture==
 
==Popular culture==
  
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Revision as of 08:26, 24 October 2016

The Vital relationship (Aetolian ζωτική σχέση, zo̱tikí̱ schési̱; Varkan: არსებითი ურთიერთობა, arsebiti urtiertoba) is a phrase used to describe the necessary close political, diplomatic, cultural, economic, military and historical relations between Aetolia and Varkana.

Country comparison

Name  Aetolia  Varkana
Area 150,992 km² 171,425 km²
Population 40,314,864 (2016) 36,064,997 (2016)
Population Density 267/km² 210.4/km²
Capital Elaia Klow
Largest city Palaiochori (5,265,732) Greater Klow Area (4,754,337)
Government Democratic communalist constitutional semi-presidential federal republic Aristocratic communalist constitutional semi-presidential unitary republic
State Leaders President: Tryfon Iordanou
Prime Minister: Dimitrios Antoniou
President: Giorgi Latso
Council of Ten
Official language(s) Aetolian (de facto and de jure)
Varkan (Regional)
Sakalian (Regional)
Vlach (Regional)
Varkan (de facto and de jure)
Aetolian (Regional)
Galian (Regional)
Kaspian (Regional)
Vlahestian (Vlahipolis)
Official script Aetolian alphabet Varkan alphabet
Main religions U/C 87.18% Armazism, 6.96% non-Religious, 2.91% Triskaidetheism, 1.69% Magdalenan, 1.28% Other
GDP (PPP) TBC ₭1.035 trillion
GDP (PPP) per capita TBC ₭28,692
Gini coefficients TBC (low) 22.7 (very low)
Human Development Index TBC (very high) 0.885 (very high)
Military expenditures - % of GDP TBC (2014) - ?.?% (2014) 11.972ლ billion (2014) - 1.5% (2014)

History

Antiquity

During most of the Antiquity, Varkan kingdoms acted as client states for Aetolia. U/C

Middle-Age

Dual monarchy

By the start of the 15th century, a political union between the Varkana and the Aetolia became politically and economically attractive for both nations. With military threats since the late 14th century increasing, which was particularly acute in 1415 after the restoration of the monarchy in Aetolia, with the expansion of Galatia in the east, and the religious wars of the Christians (Two Centuries War) in the west. The Varkan crown especially pushed for the restoration of the monarchy in Aetolia, foreseeing an alliance between the two kingdoms. For the Varkans, an alliance would not have been possible with the First Aetolian Republic, judged too unstable.

In 1416, the Varkan House of Guramiani and Aetolian House of ??? planned a cross-faith marriage in the newly built Syncretist Temple in Abasha between Prince Otari of Varkana and Princess NAME of Aetolia. They would inherit both the Aetolian and Varkan crowns after their parents death. In 1428, an official act established a Varkano–Aetolian union ruled by the NAME dynasty, following the matriarchal traditions of the two cultures. The Varkano-Aetolian partnership proved beneficial for the nationals of both countries, who coexisted and cooperated in one of the largest political entities in Illypnia for the next 350 years. Moreover, since Aetolian military power was essentially sea-based, while Varkan power was land-based, their military resources were also complementary.

With the Dual Monarchy Act, the Varkan and the Aetolian states were co-equal. The act required regular renewal, as did the customs union between the two components of the union. Foreign affairs and the military came under joint oversight, but all other governmental faculties were divided between respective states.

Varkan Independence

August Revolution

Economic cooperation

Trade volume

Trade frictions

Direct investment

Energy

Communalism

Border cooperation

With their 270 kilometers of shared border following the course of the Sinora River, and both countries also share a 250 km maritime border across the Iremian Sea, Varkana and Aetolia have an extensive framework of border cooperation enforced by the nations' respective coast guards and police forces.

Military relations

Aetolia and Varkana have the oldest alliance in Adonia that is still in force. Despite being in different warring alliances during the Great Adonian War, both countries refused to declare war or escalate tensions with each other despite pressure from their respective allies. After the war, a Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security was signed in 1944, which declares that both nations will maintain and develop their capacities to resist armed attacks in common and that each recognizes that an armed attack on either of their respective territories will be considered dangerous to the safety of the other.

Nuclear weapons development

The Senaki Agreement of 1944 paved the way for the two countries to develop atomic weapons side by side, Varkana providing vital uranium resources and sending a delegation to assist in the work of the Aetolian atomic bomb project. U/C

Intelligence sharing

Varkana's SSD

Monetary

Sport

The two countries have been close rivals since the early days of international football, with a strong rivalry eventually baptized the Sinora derby after the 1952 AAFF World Cup. For most of the mid twentieth century, Aetolia had much more skilled teams compared to Varkana. However, during the 1980 AAFF World Cup, Varkana defeated Aetolia in quarter finals to eventually lose in the final against Volisania, and Aetolians now viewed the Varkan team as their main rival.

In the sport of rugby union there is also a rivalry between Varkana and Aetolia. Both countries compete in the Rugby World Cup. Varkana has historically been the stronger side. The overall record as of 2015 is 75 wins, 47 defeats and 8 draws, in favor of Varkana, and Varkan rugby fans generally look to Echia as the main rival, and not Aetolia. Aetolia is considered to be a secondary rival.

Relations between political executives

Alasania-?

Nadiradze-?

Jordania-?

Korsantia-Giannopoulos

Korsantia-Laskaris

Jugashvili-Laskaris

Jugashvili-Karahalios

Ochiauri-Karahalios

Takaishvili-Vassallo

Lordkipanidze-Vassallo

Javakhishvili-Vassallo

Avalishvili-Constantinescu

Relations between Zurab Avalishvili and Adam Constantinescu were famously close.

Avalishvili-Tavoularis

Avalishvili and Alexei Tavoularis shared warm personal relations and also close ties between their administrations.

Latso-Tavoularis

Relations between Giorgi Latso and Tavoularis were strained throughout their overlapping times in office. Tavoularis has been one of the most outspoken critics of Latso's policies both during and after his time as President. One point of particular criticism was Latso's continued support of the white-minority regime of Wolffrea, despite numerous documented human rights abuses. Tavoularis also called into question Latso's credibility, citing his time working for a Lambros Fair financial firm, where he allegedly had knowledge of an occurrence of control fraud in the firm that surfaced shortly after he departed from the vice-president role. Latso rebuked Tavoularis' attacks on his credibility by stating the scandal happened in 1999, and that he was cleared of all suspicion by Aetolian law enforcement and justice system, and that the President of a country should at least trust their own institutions they are supposed to protect and defend. Regarding the human rights criticism, Latso called out Tavoularis for his "smug moralism" and lack of pragmatism.

Latso-Iordanou

Tryfon Iordanou U/C

Diplomacy

Views of presidents and prime ministers

Common memberships

Public opinion

Popular culture