Treaty Against Proliferation of Nuclear Armaments

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The Maredoratic Treaty Against Proliferation of Nuclear Armaments (Traité Marédoratique sur la non-prolifération des armes nucléaires) (TAPNA), (TMNP) is a treaty signed in 1961, in X CITY, X COUNTRY in Maredoratica. The TAPNA forbids signatories from acquisition of nuclear armaments, defined as 'a weapon which derives destruction power from a nuclear reaction.'

The TAPNA compels signatory nations to break off all diplomatic relations and to cease trade of any kind with any Maredoratic nation that possesses or is attempting to possess nuclear arms, although it stays one step clear of collective security in the military sense. However, the Treaty laid exceptions for nations which already possessed nuclear armaments, a result of their strong diplomatic influence. The exempt nations could keep the specific number of warheads they had already produced but stockpiles could not exceed the original size.

Terms

While the Treaty is as lengthy as other diplomatic treaties, its contents can be condensed quite easily. Part I of the Treaty consists of the pre-amble and other important parts, including the definition of nuclear armaments. Part II of the Treaty includes the Section I that outlaws a signatory nation from production or ownership of any nuclear armaments beyond existing stockpiles: nations who acceded to the Treaty after its conception must surrender their complete stockpile. Part II also includes an exception that allows signatory nations to research nuclear armaments, excepting production techniques. Part III of the Treaty determines the responsibility of signatory nations both to immediately cease diplomatic relations with any Maredoratic nation that possesses such weapons and allows a legal mechanism for the obligation to refuse trade with said nations.

Exception states

Signatory nations (list)

Maredoratic Treaty Against Proliferation of Biological and Chemical Armaments

A follow up Treaty that would outlaw acquisition of biological and chemical weapons was discussed following the success of the TAPNA but never took off.