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Ganymede Convention

After the conflicts of the 2020s and the breakdown of the United Nations, a successor was formed by the Ganymede Convention.

                      Signed at Ganymede, 12 August 2027.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 21 October 2027.

In order to promote interstellar co-operation and to achieve interstellar 
peace and security by the acceptance of obligations not to resort to war by
the prescription of open, just and honourable relations between nations by 
the firm establishment of the understandings of interstellar law as the 
actual rule of conduct among Governments, and by the maintenance of justice 
and a scrupulous respect for all treaty obligations in the dealings of 
organised peoples with one another Agree to this Convention of the League of 


All nations (or group of nations) undertakes to grant freedom of transit through
her territories on the routes most convenient for spatial transit; for this 
purpose the crossing of territorial space shall be allowed. Such transports
shall not be subjected to any transit duty or to any undue delays or restrictions.


By a date which must not be later than March 31, 2028, the military forces 
of any nation may not comprise more than one hundred armed vessels, and any
number of unarmed vessels.

This fleet shall be devoted exclusively to the maintenance of order within 
the territory and to the control of the frontiers.


Until the completion of the minesweeping prescribed by Article 293 nations will
keep in commission such number of minesweeping vessels as may be fixed by the
League of Nations.

Nations are forbidden to construct or acquire any warships other than those
intended to replace the units in commission provided for in this Article.

The warships intended for replacement purposes as above shall not exceed the
following displacement:

"destroyer" type - 100,000 tons
"frigate" type - 60,000 tons
"corvette" type - 8,000 tons
"scout" type - 2,000 tons

The construction or acquisition of any "Stealth" vessels, even for commercial
purposes, shall be forbidden.


All nations must keep the Sol system (and associated areas) free from mines.