Rucesion Group

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Rucesion Group
French:Rucesion Groupe
Coysyakka: Rucesion Gruppa
AbbreviationRG
R5
Formation1974
TypeAlliance
HeadquartersRucesion, Temuair
Membership
 Sieuxerr
 Temuair
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Dniegua
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Austrasien
 Hornatyia
Secretary General
Antón Bieito Pais
Chairman of the Military Committee
Karl Hömströng

The Rucession Group, also called the Rucesion Five or R5, is an alliance of five Northwestern and Central Lusankyan states – Temuair, Sieuxerr, Dniegua, Austrasia, and Hornatyia – for the purposes of furthering their regional integration as well as advancing their military, economic, and energy cooperation with one another. It used to be called the Jasny Sea March, named after the coastal basin around the sea of which all the members of the R5 are located.

The Group originated in a summit meeting of the heads of state or government of Temuair, Sieuxerr, and Dniegua held in the Aisling financial center of Rucesion on 25 July 1974. Austrasia was soon after invited to join a year later. In 2002, five years after the Hornatyian Blue Revolution overthrew the communist regime, the restored Second Kingdom of Hornatyia applied and was granted membership in the Group, despite being on the border between Central Lusankya and the Northwest of the continent.

Membership

Former members

Economies

All five nations in the Rucesion Group are high income countries with a very high Human Development Index. R5 countries have enjoyed more or less steady economic growth for over 70 years.

The combined nominal Gross Domestic Products of the R5 nations, if made into one entity, would be the largest in the world, about a trillion higher than current world leader Arthurista.

Within Lusankya, the R5 countries are pro-nuclear power, and are seeking to expand or found (in the case of Hornatyia) a nuclear power industry. They have sought to counter what they see as an anti-nuclear power bias within the continent (especially in Southern Lusankya), believing their countries would benefit from nuclear power's zero emissions and high reliability.

Demographics

The combined populations of the Rucesion Group total over 490 million, making it, if it was a single entity, the second largest state on the planet after Rodarion.

The R5 also has some of the continent's most-homogenious national populations. These include Austrasia, whose Austrogoths ethno-racial-cultural group makes up more than 86% of the population and is the dominant and official cultures, as well as Dniegua's overwhelming Cotsyk ethnocultural group and society. A similar state of affairs exists in Gratislavia, when it existed independently, although it has since joined (at least legally) the multiculturalist culture of Temuair. Another example is Hornatyia, with 84% of the population being Hornat.

Apart from Hornatyia, the R5 nations are also all of the Western Catholic-majority countries in the world. Hornatyia is the sole Romulăn Catholic-majority country within the R5.

Northwest Continental Bank

The only solid organization of the Rucesion co-operation is the Northwest Continental Bank (formerly International Rucesion Fund (1974 - 2000)), established in 2000, with its seat in Rucesion. According to a decision of the heads of states, the Bank has an annual budget of $15 million. More than 8 annual deadlines and irregular calls for proposals the fund awards grants, scholarships and research fellowships, and artist residencies are offered each year. Main recipients of its funding are citizens and non-governmental organizations from the R5 region, as well as other countries.

Initiatives

R5 Battlegroup

Since its founding in 1974, the Rucesion Group has pursued regional mutual defense cooperation among its member-states. The R5 militaries hold regular exercises under the auspices of the Rucesion Legion, with the first exercise held in Temuair in 1975. The battlegroup would include members of R4 and others, such as Tule since 2000.

In 1995, the R5 nations signed a pact on a joint military bdy the Rucesion Group in response to the 1995 Nordmark-Tulese War.The deal involves joint military exercises, coordinated defence procurement and joint defence development of the four central European countries. This was reaffirmed in light of the 2015 Rodarian military intervention in Bogoria in the Bogorian Civil War (2014 - 2015).

The first use of this battlegroup in formal conflict was the 2015 Invasion of Gratislavia, a former R5 member.

Working Group on Energy

In 2001, Hornatyia initiated establishment of a Working Group on Energy. This expert group meets once or twice a year in R5 capitals on a rotation basis, and the head of the host country delegation always chairs the meeting.

On 27 April 2006, the Working Group met in Ostrogslav with the aim of discussing recommendations for R5 energy ministers concerning topics negotiated at ministerial level meetings. The WG elaborated recommendations concerning four groups of problems:

  • Recommendations of general nature in the sphere of energy policy, including energy research and development.
  • Recommendation to consider development of emergency natural gas storage.
  • Recommendation to consider construction of new gas and oil pipelines and of new naval LNG terminals.
  • Recommendations in the field of interconnecting power transmission grids.

See also