Tahoe Treaty

2000, governing act, Andreas Stein, Patrick Schleisman, Joachim Stein

During the time of uncertainty after the 2000 presidential election, Patrick Schleisman (US), Andreas Stein (DE) and Joachim Stein (DE) signed a non aggression pact at Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

signing the Tahoe treaty

Stein, signing the Tahoe treaty

Stein, Schleisman, Stein

Stein, Schleisman, Stein

Foreseeing that, with George W. Bush as a president, conflicts between the United States and Germany were to be expected, Schleisman and the Stein brothers decided it was a good idea to sign a contract which would guarantee peace between the nations in the turbulent times that lay ahead.

The signing took place in the Schleisman’s winter domicile at Lake Tahoe. Schleisman’s mother helped taking photos and created an appropriate ambience.

In the Tahoe treaty both parties agreed, that regardless of the governments in power, the signing parties will under no circumstances tolerate use of military force between the two countries. The agreement is unconditional.