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Arco-Burgoignesc Relations

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Colonial Relationship

Gin, Guns, and Galleys

Occidental Cold War

Bush Wars


Istrenya, again (Mosquito)

Telekonese Conflict

2020 Defense Agreement

Arcerion and Burgundie also have several modern collective defense agreements. These cover wide ranging issues such as intelligence sharing, maritime sovereignty, training and joint basing, as well as co-funding research products to maximize their industrial and defense bases for mutual benefit.

Burgundie is the only non-Cronan observe of the Cronan Union, an economic and defense partnership that has many of the major Occidental powers in South Crona. Burgundie has also participated in joint exercises hosted by the Cronan Union, as well as contributing ships, aircraft, and personnel for anti-piracy and counter-terrorism tasks in South Crona, the Polynesian Sea, and most recently the Albion Sea in support of Arcerion's gas and drilling rights.

While Arcerion and Burgundie have no signed collective or mutual defense agreement, there is significant progress and rights for it, as they have traditionally supported eachother's defense and secuirty ventures throughout the modern and post-Great War era. Despite international pressures and unfavourable Levantine support, Burgundie supported Arcerion through the Fourth Bush War, both of its conflicts in Istrenya, the Telekonese Conflict, as well as with consistent border and maritime tensions involving the Cape.

Arcerion also joined the Burgundie-led modern AVISO program, which aims to provide new frigates and corvettes for the Royal Arcerion Naval Service, including rebuilding the nation's atrophied shipbuilding capacity into the 2020s and 2030s.

Arcerion also maintains a Joint Base in Equatorial Osticea, where it maintains a sizable portion of its surface fleet, as well as a standing Brigade Group. The joint base also hosts a number of schools, notably the Burgoignesc Airborne School, which is is commanded and largely staffed by members of the Arcerion Parachute Regiment. Concurrent to this, Burgundie staffs the Jungle Warfare School which is staffed by members of the BURG PUT A UNIT HERE and members of the Royal Easthampton Borderers. Arcerion also outsourced a sizeable chunk of its naval officer and staff programs to the Burgoignesc Navy, as it is one of the most experienced and modern in Ixnay. Burgundie trains all the surface warfare officers and a sizeable contingent of the Royal Arcerion Naval Service since the 1990s. Arcerion runs the subsurface attack submarine program as it only operates diesel-electric vessels, whereas Burgundie manages the remainder of the submarine and subsurface warfare programme. Arcerion also bases the majority of its expeditionary maritime fleet there, including the ACS Kurst carrier battlegroup.

Burgundie also rotates a brigade through the Arcerion Maneuver Training Centre, as the wide open plains of Northlea Governorate allow for large brigade-sized live fire movements that are difficult to train for in Levantia. As well, Arcerion's recent experiences in the Telekonese Conflict and the war against Varshan (also known as the Final War of the Deluge) means that it is the most prominent land force in Crona for modern mechanized doctrine.

Economic Ties and Partnerships

Economic interdependence has been a defining feature of Arco-Burgoignesc relations, with each nation leveraging its strengths to complement the other. Arcerion's access to Crona's fertile lands, particularly in wheat production, historically partnered with Burgundie's maritime mercantile prowess. This relationship not only ensured a stable food supply for Burgundie but also fueled the economic engines of both nations.

  • Wheat-and-Wine Express: One of the most iconic economic collaborations between Arcerion and Burgundie is the historic "Wheat-and-Wine Express." Established in the late 19th century, it facilitated the exchange of Arcerion's abundant wheat yields with Burgundie's renowned wines. The trade route not only ensured a steady supply of essential grains for Burgundie but also elevated Arcerion's agricultural exports to global prominence.
  • Joint Maritime Ventures: Collaborative efforts in improving each countries shipping industry, such as the Arco-Burgoignesc Maritime Consortium, have facilitated efficient and secure transportation of goods. This consortium, formed in the mid-20th century, reviews research on sustainability, incorporating modern technologies for fuel efficiency, and reducing the environmental impact of maritime transport.
  • Technological Innovation Hubs: In the contemporary era, Arcerion and Burgundie have jointly invested in a technological innovation hubs aimed at advancing research and development in key industries. This collaborative initiative focuses on emerging sectors such as defense, AI, and biotechnology. Shared research facilities, exchange programs for scientists, and joint funding efforts have propelled both nations to the forefront of technological innovation. These hubs serve as a testament to their commitment to not only economic prosperity but also to staying at the cutting edge of global advancements.
  • Joint Ship Manufacturing: Shared shipyards, managed jointly by Arcerion's skilled workforce and Burgoignesc engineering expertise, produce cutting-edge vessels for both nations. This partnership has given rise to innovative designs, combining Arcerion's proficiency in naval architecture with Burgundie's technological advancements. From frigates to merchant vessels, this collaborative shipbuilding effort not only enhances the naval capabilities of both nations but also fosters economic growth through the export of jointly crafted ships to international markets.
  • Aerospace Industry: The aerospace industry collaboration between Arcerion and Burgundie has propelled both nations into the forefront of aviation development. Joint research and development initiatives have resulted in the creation of advanced aircraft, including cutting-edge fighter jets and commercial airliners. Shared expertise in aeronautical engineering and technological innovation has enabled the nations to develop, both jointly and individually, some of the world's most innovative airframes. This partnership includes newly formed joint ventures exploring space exploration and satellite technology, symbolizing a renewed commitment to pushing the boundaries of aerospace capabilities.
  • Iron Ore and Steel: Arcerion's abundant iron ore reserves and Burgundie's industrial prowess strengthened their strategic alliance in the late 19th century through today. Joint ventures in iron ore extraction and steel production have not only satisfied the domestic demands of both nations but have also positioned them as major players in the global steel market. Today, the collaborative efforts extends to research in sustainable steel production methods, emphasizing eco-friendly practices in the mining and manufacturing processes.

Arcerion Oil and Gas

Ship manufacturing


iron ore and steel

Diplomatic Partnerships

embassies and diplomatic missions

visa requirements

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