Questions tagged [diplomacy]

For questions about the foreign relations between two political entities. The nature of these relations are often political, economical or military but can also include other broader aspects such as culture.

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Why would a country be involuntarily involved in stealing prototype weapons of another allied one? [closed]

I want to create a spy story but I lack political or military knowledge to build a solid plot. France discovers that the prototype of one of his last torpedoes, F21 « Artémis », has been stolen while ...
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Could a loose galactic alliance be dismantled in a quick coup? [closed]

In my book series (link here), the planets of Aurea, Ishgabangaloodoo, and most of the eastern half of the galaxy have entered an alliance against the Tatian Empire (Caput Tatiium and most of the ...
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Is it possible to run embassy single-handedly? [closed]

I'm writing a story about an elderly US ambassador who wants to retire but its stuck in a fictional hostile country, size about 30 millions . All his staff has been PNG-ed due to helping democratic ...
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Could UN or USA take over territory for safekeeping?

More then 3 decades ago dictator from country A attacked a ship from a country of dictator B. Dictator B invaded and annexed 1000 square kilometers of coastal strip to teach A a lesson, and kept the ...
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How could authoritarian government stop diplomatic missions from spreading democracy?

I have an authoritarian government that's on the talking terms with the west. That means they want the money (trade/investment) but not the advice. So it grants visa only to foreign businessman and ...
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A world without Democratic process [closed]

What would happen if the world never took up the democratic process? Like if in a modern world America still has 50 states but each state is independently governed by a monarch. What kind of effect ...
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How would a treaty banning specific weapons be enforced?

The world has a Plot Device Treaty which, being a Plot Device, bans aircraft from being effective against ships. As we have seen from history, such treaties are often violated, circumvented, or ...
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How can an alien species set up a large cult/religion with themselves as the chief objects of worship?

A technologically advanced (but rather morally stunted) alien species have come across the Earth during the modern age. For whatever reason, they want humanity to worship them. They have no ulterior ...
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How would an ethereal species that doesn't abide by logic or reason interact with humans? [duplicate]

Say an interdimensional rift forms in the sky and on the other side are beings unbound by our laws of physics. They are also unbound from anything we would consider logic or reason. How could they ...
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Is there a reason why a country would only use open negotiations?

For plot reasons I need a country that will always negotiate with foreign delegations using open door policy. The media can watch and record the negotiations but they can't participate. Is there a ...
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Alternate universe: Possibility of a small country as the world's third super power

Background: A near future world very similar to our own, with two large power blocs (like USA vs USSR back then) in cold war situation, with many proxy wars and small conflicts. The third power is a ...
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How could I maintain unofficial diplomatic relations?

There's a pariah country in your neighborhood that is in war with one of your enemies. Officially you condemn the war and support the UN resolution for peaceful settlement, which presents yourself as ...
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What would be the response of a small island nation if a former enormous aggressor suddenly went away [closed]

If a small isolated subtropical island with a fairly low level of government and medieval technology was threatened by a large aggressor with similar technology that wanted it to surrender or be ...
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How to get two culturally and ideologically similar Martian colonies on good terms and with adequate resources to go to war?

My scenario It is 2150, and there are two major human settlements on Mars and a dozen smaller branching-colonies. The colonies, Genesis and Metropolis, founded by Space X and Mars One respectively, ...
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Realistic World War III between China and the US [closed]

I m trying to imagine how a conventional war would unravel between the US and China. Here is my fictional scearnio, let me know what you think! Question: Is the following scenario realistic? A few ...
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Motivations for interstellar war

Let's imagine a future humanity that has just recently achieved FTL ability. They've recently begun expanding, and are ravenous for resources. They encounter an alien race, but they can't ascertain ...
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How would E-Commerce be affected in case of an Embargo?

In my novel there's a diplomatic accident that will deteriorate relationships of two European countries: Germany and Spain. How would e-commerce be affected in case of an embargo between those 2 ...
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Would PRC extend its Panda policy to Mars colonist? [closed]

In the immediate future both the Chinese and its mascot population had surpassed every other countries by a staggering figure, however despite the introduction of genetic modified organic food which ...
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War between two type III civilizations from the perspective of a type II civilization

In my setting we have two Kardashev type III civilizations who have been at war a long time and their war has now shifted into our neighborhood. These civilizations are until now unaware of human ...
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How to convince a dragon to help people in battle? [closed]

The first part of stories of Old world ends in a great battle, a battle that will lead to remedy of Big change and also (finally) the defeat of the evil king Clerence and the evil faction of Shining ...
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Why would humans help an alien race to wage war on another?

The year is 2121, it has been only six months since we made contact with alien race A, we don't know very much about them except these things: They have many military spaceships made of technology ...
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Implications of an armed United Nations

What would be the implications of a a world, exactly like ours but the United Nations is an armed organization. They would have a peaceful aim, and value diplomatic solutions over anything else. They ...
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May an AI civilization grow peacfully with organic civilizations?

Imagine a sci-fi world where many organic civilizations would have raised and have an empire between many planets and systems. Even if there is some political tensions, they all live in peace together....
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How can I prevent a backlash in the mountain fortresses?

My evil nature mage and his army of Felinus have conquered most of the human kingdoms. Upon breaching the forest pass and entering the human kingdoms his 1 million strong army of Felinus separate into ...
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The Magical British Government: Diplomatic Encounters

Suppose that, while the British were busy making their empire, someone in government discovered magic and let his colleagues in on the secret. However, the magic they have discovered is fairly ...
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Would the United States Come Forward to Resolve Conflict [closed]

Below points are clear from my previous questions: Q1: Q2: 1) There is less of a chance for another world war. 2) The leadership of both India and Pakistan know that if a nuclear exchange happens ...
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How Do I Draw the Elves into the War?

Background: My evil Nature Mage (named Erilius) resides in a tropical forest where he has abundant access to local life (of which all the flora and fauna except people can be controlled by him) and ...
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So we have aliens in orbit. Now what? [closed]

Situation: We got an alien spaceship in orbit around Earth. They have no malicious intent towards Earth and its inhabitants, and we have no reason to blow them out of the sky. Peaceful contact... but ...
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What are plausible reasons to sever diplomatic and economic ties between allies during a war?

I have this little problem: I'm writing a book in heroic fantasy setting and I've driven myself into a corner by overcomplicating international relations between governments. Now that I'm halfway ...