2017 Western Union Congress
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|Third Annual Western Union Congress, in Delphi, Acadia in 2017|
|Date||April 28, 2017|
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The Third Annual Congress of the Western Union took place on April 28, 2017, in Delphi, Acadia, the capital of the Western Union. This was the first Annual Congress with Tropicalis in attendance, as the 2016 Second Acadia Congress was meant to welcome Tropicalis, and wasn't considered an Annual Congress. Issues discussed included military, economy, and transportation, along with ways to improve the countries of the Union.
The issue of a common currency had been on the minds of many Western Union nations for some time, though the idea was first proposed to the Congress by the United Provinces. Originally intended to replace the currencies of the nations, it was changed to allow the members to keep their original currencies, after most countries originally voted against the proposal. The proposal passed narrowly.
The proposal would've allowed for the installment of defenses for each WU country, scheduled annual training exercises for the military forces of each WU nation, the creation of a list of guidelines for WU nations to follow, and for the WU itself to help weaker nations in the WU. However, this proposal was opposed by Margate, leaving a tie that was never broken.
Western Union Military
The Western Union military was to be a peacekeeping force, though it would get full military training to be prepared to act in the interests of the Western Union in times of war. Opposed by Margate and the United Provinces, the former of whom wanted an op-out choice, the proposal was narrowly passed due to the nearly last minute vote of Tropicalis.
Meant to make travel more efficient and to ensure cooperation in transportation, the idea of a common transportation system would include the founding of an organization, the Western Union Transportation System, to handle the construction and maintenance of the system. This was the only proposal with no opposition, though Margate and Tropicalis abstained.
- This Western Union congress was seen as the congress that involved the most drama, as Margate threatened to leave due to certain proposals, as did Acadia, who also threatened to leave due to Margate's actions. In the end, none of the nations left.