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Advanced European Union

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AEU, Advanced European Union (新ヨーロッパ共同体, Shin Yōroppa Kyōdō-tai)

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The Advanced European Union (新ヨーロッパ共同体 Shin Yōroppa Kyōdō-tai?) or simply AEU is one of the three major world powers during 2307 AD in Mobile Suit Gundam 00. AEU consists of most of the nation states in Europe and some of the territories in Africa.

Background

The Advanced European Union is a supranational politico-economic community consisting of Iceland, the islands of the Barents Sea, Greenland, Anatolia, European Russia and most of the traditional continent of Europe. Its institutional makeup is comparable to that of the real-world European Union. Despite the AEU's control of the presently incomplete orbital elevator tower in Africa, it possesses no member states on the continent. The community operates under the arbitration of a parliamentary body.

As of 2307 AD, the AEU's orbital elevator is still not completed but in operational status. However, it has developed a new type of mobile suit capable of drawing energy from the orbital elevator, starting with the AEU Enact. The new MS technology is part of AEU's new military expansionism objective. AEU is also known to have trade arms, notably the AEU-05 AEU Hellion to other nations and organizations as well as terrorists. It is also shown that it placed more troops and armed forces in the orbital tower than the number of troops that should be placed in the orbital towers according to an international treaty,

Republic of Moralia

Established in the year 2284 AD, the Republic of Moralia (モラリア共和国 Moraria Kyōwa-koku?) (French: République de Moralia) is a member state of the Advanced European Union that occupies the geographic locale of the real-life Principality of Monaco. 94% of its estimated population of 3,180,000 are non-citizens, residing under visa as foreign labor; over 20% of its roughly 4000 civilian-operated corporations are owned by the private military contractor known as the PMC Trust, a primary contributor to the stability and growth of the region's economy. The nation attracts investment from PMCs by offering them a range of benefits.

PMC Trust

PMC Trust (ピーエムシー・トラスト Pīemushī Torasuto?) (Private Military Company) is a private military contractor based out of the Republic of Moralia, where its activities have been of singular benefit to the local economy. Its collective armed operatives form the functional mercenary equivalent of a standing army, amongst which Ali al-Saachez serves as a key field officer. Besides mercenary deployment on demand, the company otherwise provides services relating to the training of military personnel and the transport and development of weapons. It is reported that the PMC Trust own over 20% of civilian companies and shares in the Moralia Republic economy and finance. It is unknown if the organization still exists four years after, although it is most likely it does not exist as all military forces thorughout the world joined and integrated into the Earth Sphere Federaton Army. Viewers have noted the PMC Trust to echo real-life PMCs such as Blackwater Worldwide [1], which has had a role in the United States' involvement in Iraq.

AEU Alliance Charter

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See also: Anno_Domini_Mobile_Units#Advanced_European_Union

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List of Members

  • Ali al-Saachez - a former Middle Eastern guerrilla that enjoys fighting and became a mercenary for a living. He's also a mobile suit pilot for the AEU, under the French Foreign Legion.
  • Sumeragi Lee Noriega - she was an AEU tactical commander and strategist who commanded Emilio Ribisi, before she joined Celestial Being.

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 Episode 2 "Gundam Meister"
  2. 機動戦士ガンダム00 [ダブルオー] (Japanese) (2007-09-10). Retrieved on 2007-09-10.

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