The Compact of Beyrut was a collective economic treaty made by the Abbasid Caliphate to replace the Compact of Iskenderun after the Gurkani Sultanate was destroyed in the Cloaked Jihad in the 1520s. Although the Silk Road was becoming less relevant due to colonization of America, the Caliphate nonetheless tried to keep capitalizing on the economic gains created under the Gurkani. Of course, unlike the Compact of Iskenderun, the Compact of Beyrut relies on the cooporation of the successor nations to the Gurkani Sultanate: the Abbasids, the Ottoman Empire, and the Sultanate of Al-Fars.
Basis of the Compact
These are the baseline statutes of the compact agreed upon by all its members. All the basis from the Compact of Iskenderun were rejected, as the Caliphate felt it was far too restrictive and centralized to the Gurkani royalty.
- The Abbasids, Ottomans, and Persia will provide protection, both physically, legally, and politically, to cargo and merchants passing through their territories, and expedite their travel, as they pass through the cities (waypoints) listed in the Compact of Iskenderun
- When traveling through these waypoints, all tariffs will be lowered 2%, as opposed to traveling outside of these specific routes, which are outside the bounds of the compact
- Religious pilgrimages are given exclusive protection and include extra waypoints, namely the cities of: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nineveh, Karbala, Mecca, Medina, and Alexandria
- These statutes may be suspended only in the circumstance of war within the Abbasids, Ottomans, or Persia
- Military may also use these routes as long as it does not involve war with either the Abbasids, Ottomans, or Persia
- The nations signing this treaty must provide a steady stream of new books for the Library of Baghdad
- The nations signing this treaty must send an ambassador to the Caliphate to take up residence in the city of Alexandria
- The nations signing this treaty affirms the Treaty of Batman.
- The nations signing this treaty enters a non-aggression pact with the Abbasids and Ottomans, although this point may come under review in the case of emergency.
Nations transferred from the Compact of Iskenderun
Each nation that signed the original Compact of Iskenderun was taken under consideration by the Ulema for acceptance in the Compact of Beyrut. Their offer at that time was evaluated whether it was acceptable or not for the new rulers of the Middle East.
|Kingdom of Castile||Eight (8) Caravels every ten (10) years||Accepted|
|Duchy of Milan||Aid designing fleet||Accepted|
|Tsardom of Russia||20-year NAP, mutual control over Caspian Sea||Accepted|
|Ottoman Empire||Free access to the Dardanelles Strait||Accepted|
|Kingdom of Bohemia||Vote against Crusades in the Holy Roman Empire||Accepted|
|Kingdom of England||Aid designing fleet||Accepted|
|Kingdom of Aragon||Delivers 15 ships. Enforces merchant regulations||Rejected|
|Kingdom of Naples||None||Rejected|
|Kingdom of Iberia||Delivers 15 ships. Enforces merchant regulations. Credit from the Bank of Barcelona||Rejected|
|Kingdom of France||None||Accepted|
To apply for the Compact of Beyrut, state your nation and any addition or amendments to the compact you want to offer
- Tsardom of Bulgaria: Solidify union of Orthodox Churches; except from political conditions
- Duchy of Venice: None