A Proclamation from King Michael of Beverly, Lord of the Michleans, Stadtholder General of Holland, Admiral of the Grand Fleet of the Netherlands, and Emperor of Protestant, Mainland Europe.
All Europe can see that the resources of the New World are plentiful. Now, although the Dutch can easily take all that treasure for themselves, we perfer to share. Therefore, we wish to create alliances with other smart Europeans. However, to do so, you must sign the Antewerpen Protocol.
The purpose of this agreement is to regulate colonization and trade among the assorted European Powers so as to prevent conflict.
II. Building Colonies
A colony is the territory of a nation not part of that nation's homeland nor in Europe.
A colony may be declared when a nation is within 2 years of being able to build the actual colony. Once the colony is declared, a nation may not build a second colony that would interfere with the first colony.
A nation may declare a war to exist only between colonies, or between nations.
B. Colonial Wars
In the event of a war over colonies, a nation may not attack, nor invade, a nation's possesions in Europe. However, all naval units are fair game.
C. National Wars
In the event of a national war, any and every possesion may be attacked.
Any nation may establish a trade post, provided they have traders there. They are the only nation allowed to trade there. To establish a trade post, station a merchant there.
V. Signing and Withdrawing
Any nation may sign the treaty, provided they agree to the terms. To withdraw they must give at least 5 turns notice of their intent to withdraw.
King Michael of Beverly, Lord of the Michleans, Stadtholder General of Holland, Admiral of the Grand Fleet of the Netherlands, and Emperor of Protestant, Mainland Europe