Aug 05, 2020 8:56 PM
The Krissan meet some aliens
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To Isbella: "Not on a global level, is what I meant. Each polity has its own concepts of standardization and its own ways it makes exceptions to that."

To Darjo: Sure!

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And, for Hallos, the main diplomatic official seems to be the leader of the group, Jirinet Clarel.

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"Given that you don't have multiple planets, I'm really not at all surprised that you don't have global standardization."

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Then he will walk over to her.  

"I can't actually make any commitments on behalf of any human organizations, but we should begin talking about what we want long-term relations between humans and Krissan to look like.  I assume you would be interested in trade, and potentially in joining the interplanetary colonization coalition?"

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(To Isbella: Yes, that does make sense.)

To Hallos: "Actual commitments on our behalf would require far more time spent negotiating - but, yes, I suspect a good portion of us will be interested in trade and interplanetary travel."

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"Do you think any of your polities would want to send a delegation to visit human planets? Should I be preparing to argue for or against presenting your countries with various multinational treaties to consider signing? The colonization coalition doesn't actually do travel, it handles colonizing, instead of various planets going out and colonizing planets."

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"I think some will want to send delegations, and we'll be interested in at least looking at multinational treaties - though we'll need to have a serious debate about our own political future, especially if the usual political system is on a planetary scale. Colonization efforts would likely be joint, for one..."

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"The colonization system we have in place is set up specifically to keep any existing polities from having control over newly colonized planets.  There's a provisional government that gets set up on the new planet that is intended to handle governance until they figure out how they want to rule themselves going forward, but even that is managed entirely by citizens of the new colony."

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"That seems like a reasonable system."

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"It has worked well for us.  It will be interesting to see how your world handles joining interstellar society."

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"I expect there'll be some bumps, or at least an adjustment period..."

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"I hope that interstellar society will do our own adjusting as well.  It will certainly be interesting, we'll have to rewrite a lot of laws that specify that something only applies to humans so that they can include Krissan as well"

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"Can you give me examples of some of the applicable ones?"

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"Hmm.  Murder is defined as the intentional and avoidable killing of a human being by a human being, for example."

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"Yeah, that'd be one that'd really need patching... Our legal codes are a bit different, I think, though we'll also want to prompt countries to look theirs over to make sure they doesn't have any similar loopholes."

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"We also have a tendency to refer to universal rights as human rights, and that is, I think, actually the language used in several documents."

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"We might also have a different idea of sapient rights than humans - I'd be surprised if we lined up everywhere, actually."

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"I'd expect there are rather a lot of differences.  What sorts of things do you consider to be sapient rights?"

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