Vote Recommendation: Against
A proposal with just one operative clause, "Peaceful First Contact" shows itself to be largely useless to WA member nations. The proposal only prohibits member nations from attacking people and/or vehicles of "unknown origin", "unless it is in response to either an attack or a territorial incursion by said persons or vehicles". This already reveals one problem: how can one determine whether a person or vehicle is engaged in a territorial incursion if the person and/or vehicle is of unknown origin? It also remains unclear that if these situations could actually lead to unnecessary war, why any member nation would allow its citizens to attack people/vehicles of unknown origin. Considering this, the marginal benefits of this proposal do not weigh up against its potential downsides when a nation cannot be as careful in determining a potential invader's origin and whether it engages in an attack.
For these reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends voting Against the proposal, "Peaceful First Contact".
Sponsored by the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs of The North Pacific.