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[Gnil4CP] Foreign Affairs Platform

Day 2,294, 11:26 Published in USA USA by Gnilraps

Foreign Affair (Mandatory listening)
Day 2294 of the New World
March 3, 2014


You're in America now," I said. "Our idea of diplomacy is showing up with a gun in one hand and a sandwich in the other and asking which you'd prefer.”

So said Jim Butcher in Turn Coat.

I'm no Jim Butcher.



I prefer the thought process of Sue Monk Kidd in The Secret Life of Bees who said:

"If you need something from somebody, always find a way for them to give it to you."



Or perhaps it is best to just quote Marquis de Sade:

"Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated."



It will be incumbent upon our next Administration (which I hope to lead) to be expert in the field of diplomacy. So I am publishing just three of the planks of my F/A platform. All for the greater glory of eUSA.

Foreign Policy



nos amicitiae, et honorem
(our friendship and honor)

Invest heavily in solid diplomatic relations with Sirius/Pro-Sirius

Our place in Sirius is going to be largely defined by how valuable we become within the Alliance. This means we must excel in diplomacy. It means we will fight as hard to protect Poland, for instance, as we will to protect our own lands.

Diplomacy is a skill. I have seen Wild Owl in action. It's kind of fun, really, to watch him work. Our place among the Nations of Sirius will be a matter of primary concern, and with Wild Owl by my side, I know Sirius will be on great terms with eUSA.

To this end I pledge my support, if elected, to Sirius. I pledge that I and our Government will participate conscientiously, we will be generous in sharing intelligence, and we will be vigilant against the enemies of our Allies. And when it comes to diplomacy with our enemies... maybe more Jim Butcher and less lube.

Inasmuch as I would be leading the eUSA delegation of representatives in Sirius, I will state clearly what I think Sirius must do to ensure security through solidarity.

To respond to the challenges we face, to ensure greater security for less money, we need to act together with great flexibility. In short, we need to be Siriusly Smart in defense.

Wherever possible, I will be promoting a coherent, joint and long term approach to smart defense. This means we will be working to ensure that our allied Nations maintain good fiscal policies to protect the effectiveness of their militaries. It means we will work directly with Sirius HQ whenever we have concerns.

Jeane Kirkpatrick once said, “Solidarity was the movement that turned the direction of history.”

Solidarity for us means: An attack on one allied Nation is an attack against all.

Solidarity for us requires: We are fully capable to defend Sirius and its values.

Awareness of Solidarity means: We turn economic threats into incentives for a mobilized Sirius response.

This is Siriusly Smart Defense.





Maple Leaf Rag
Talk with Canada

Canada is an interesting neighbor. We all know how wacky they are.
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Exhibit D (Ok, not all Canadians are "wacky"...)

And they even make for a great enemy, don't they? But there will come a wise time to cease fire against Canada. I expect it will come during my Presidency.

So I'd like to officially ask Canada if they'd like to dance. I'm not talking about swapping spit in the showers with them. In fact, think of it as more of one of those square dancey type things where you hardly even ever actually get to touch your partner let alone get to third base. I want to dance with Canadians.

One thing I won’t tolerate, however, is having our neighbors to the north in bed with Serbia. Canada must cut ties with Serbia or there will be very little to talk about.





Derp Artment
Take a “strike first” mentality in trolling Asteria in the Media

In keeping with the general atmosphere of my Administration, there will also be fun to be had in Foreign Affairs. As a joint venture between the Department of Media and the Foreign Affairs Department, I am proud to announce the Derp Artment.

Our very own Derphoof will be keeping himself busy by lampooning our enemies on a regular basis. Trolling is a high art in eRepublik, and just like RL administrations appoint Poets Laureate, our Troll Laureate will keep the evil members of Asteria blushing with embarrassment. See a fine example of his craft.

Let's remember we don't hate these people in real life. This is a game, and taunting makes it more fun. We got this.



I do not want to give you the impression that this is the entirety of our Foreign Affairs Platform. Most of our plans should not be shared with anyone except my closest advisers. Stealth is often a key to victory.

These few items have been published so that you know what to look forward to as we move along.

I look forward to seeing you a lot in March.

And as always, I gladly invite your participation.


You may now return to your regularly scheduled clicking
 

Comments

Gnilraps
Gnilraps Day 2,294, 11:27

Shout:

Gnilraps' Foreign Affairs Platform
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/-gnil4cp-foreign-affairs-platform-2379253/1/20

Your votes please.

DMV3
DMV3 Day 2,294, 21:16

[DMV4CP] Canada will not sell out to our enemies:
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/2379358/1/20

klop123
klop123 Day 2,294, 11:33

Once you're elected, we'll see what type of dance is agreeable.

Voted.

Jude Conners
Jude Conners Day 2,294, 11:39

The troll laureate is a nice idea. This coming from a bona fide troll.

Why would you seek peace with a nation that is so tightly aligned with the opposing alliance and so closely located? Not to mention their version of Ajay Gipper Hut, who actually has power over there?

Gnilraps
Gnilraps Day 2,294, 14:14

We could probably make use of a White House Pot Dealer...

Jude Conners
Jude Conners Day 2,294, 14:29

I still possess the official White House Bong, originally from PIZ's administration.

Code-Y
Code-Y Day 2,294, 11:42

Troll our enemies!

RaccoonGoon
RaccoonGoon Day 2,294, 11:49

Sounds good.

Looking forward to seeing where it goes.

David Wilson
David Wilson Day 2,294, 11:59

"Canada must cut ties with Serbia or there will be very little to talk about."

Come on Canada, don't make us send the Derp Artment on you.

The Mike
The Mike Day 2,294, 12:38

I do hope that the grand investment you are making in people will eventually pay-off!

Good luck ^_~

Gnilraps
Gnilraps Day 2,294, 14:13

Thank you.

Bucephalus92
Bucephalus92 Day 2,294, 13:48

Voted.

Franklin Stone
Franklin Stone Day 2,294, 14:04

'I'm not talking about swapping spit in the showers with them.'

YECK!
Thanks for the visual there, Boss!
\0/

Al Punk
Al Punk Day 2,294, 14:19

Voted and good luck o/

Chance Harrison
Chance Harrison Day 2,294, 14:19

eUS is pretty derpy. Come at me bro!

To be clear I don't speak for the eCanadian population as a whole. We all know how you fgts react to such banter without the disclaimer....

I'd rather lie in bed with a Serb (I hear they're pretty hot) than a Pig disgusting double Spaniard any day....

You mad bros?

Gnilraps
Gnilraps Day 2,294, 14:26

terribly angry

Chance Harrison
Chance Harrison Day 2,294, 19:08

/me shakes in my eBoots.

Xander Kross
Xander Kross Day 2,295, 01:09

"I'd rather lie in bed with a Serb (I hear they're pretty hot) than a Pig disgusting double Spaniard any day...."

Your prose... it moves me.

Jefferson Locke
Jefferson Locke Day 2,295, 11:49

Yet another post with well thought out logical debate. You guys sure are changing a lot of minds with your well thought out arguments

Chance Harrison
Chance Harrison Day 2,295, 11:54

Can't change the minds of sheep. Wtf said I want or need to change minds anyway? Fk off. better?

greeling
greeling Day 2,294, 14:28

NEEDS MORE GREELING!!!

Derphoof
Derphoof Day 2,294, 14:29

Me gusta esté. Me encanta mucho la política exterior del administración de Gnilraps.

Me gusta negociaciones con Canadá tambien, porque paz entre de los países es muy importante el uno al otro.

==========

I love the foreign policy of the Gnilraps Administration.

I like negotiations with Canada as well, because peace between our nations is very important to both of us.

==========

*pony noises*

Muglack
Muglack Day 2,294, 15:06

"One thing I won’t tolerate, however, is having our neighbors to the north in bed with Serbia. Canada must cut ties with Serbia or there will be very little to talk about."

I'm glad you took that position, because I'll be too busy travelling between my vacation homes in Baja and Poitou Charentes every 18 hours or so to find the time to dust off my dancing shoes. Not to mention my friends back home that LOVE pushing buttons in BC and Quebec.

How many "must win" RWs can you have on the go and still be an asset to your allies that might be fighting for their lives in Europe? I suppose there's only one way to find out.

John Largo
John Largo Day 2,294, 15:31

Build Sirius
Heal the Canadian divide (not sure if this is possible while Rylde is in charge)
Troll the rest


Good plan

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 2,294, 21:56

John, it is more possible than you think. It's not possible to make Canada a subservient peon but if you talk nice we can stop the unnecessary RW's. The time for saber rattling is over. The US made it plain that we are not friends and that we are not welcome at your table. Fine. Now it's time for the US to quit dicking around and recognize that we are pro Asteria no matter how we got there. Let's move on and negotiate as opposing forces not master and slave.

Franklin Stone
Franklin Stone Day 2,296, 05:28

You're assuming that the 'government' wishes to negotiate something, as long as 'Fluffer' controls Congress they care little about what American and Canadian citizens want; so long as they can rape the CBO for 380+ gold a week for the 'Operation Retread Program' why should they care what anyone says....

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 2,296, 05:43

Oh, there are negotiations. Wild Owl is talking about renting Quebec and British Columbia. Nicey, nicey. Problem is Gnilraps has plainly stated that we are not allowed to pick our friends. Whether or not either congress wishes to accept the proposal is yet to be determined.

One things for sure. We either make a deal acceptable to both sides or there will be no end to RW's of bonus regions. If we are wiped we have little else to do and we like collecting medals and gold.

Franklin Stone
Franklin Stone Day 2,296, 07:29

Well, I must say deciding to be friends with Serbia was a poor decision, however being a 'Canada First' Canadian is like being an 'America First' American; gotta admire someone who immigrants and then openly stands by that country -none of this carping back and forth like some citizens....

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 2,296, 09:19

I sorry to repeat but I must, the Serb alliance was all that was left. There was no choice. The US denied us admittance to Sirius. They rejected us. THEN we turned to the only other major alliance.

Thank you for understanding that I am Canadian now. There was a false start in Switzerland, words were said and now that's in the past. Same goes for those in the US that 'helped' me decide to leave. I harbor no ill will toward either country.

The thing to do now is realize we are on opposite sides and act like it. We've already done the fight like cats and dogs. Now we shall try diplomacy. One hint for all you kids on both sides of the fence, DIPLOMACY WORKS BETTER WITHOUT MUDSLINGING.

ischelle
ischelle Day 2,294, 15:49

Voted!

ElvenCRO
ElvenCRO Day 2,294, 16:28

Great plans! mega vote!

Old Patron
Old Patron Day 2,294, 16:51

v & s

Kemal Ergenekon
Kemal Ergenekon Day 2,294, 17:01

"Canada must cut ties with Serbia or there will be very little to talk about."

x 1000

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 2,294, 22:02

Kemal, I'm sorry to say but no. If that is the case then I will oppose the US even if Canadian govt. cows down. You are insane if you think we should just step out of the only other strong alliance. If we do that then we should just all move to the US as citizens and surrender all our regions. Then you could get your Mex bros to do the same and you'd have the United States of North America.

Kemal Ergenekon
Kemal Ergenekon Day 2,294, 22:58

Then there is very little to talk about. I don't see a problem.

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 2,294, 23:03

Great, enjoy the RW's.

Kemal Ergenekon
Kemal Ergenekon Day 2,295, 08:40

Seriously, you know how much the Serbians hurt us. It is extremely selfish of you to even mention an alliance with them. I didn't expect this from you.

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 2,295, 11:40

Kemal, I never imagined being on the Serb side. The one eCountry that I said I would never fight for I am now aligned with. I do bring some, if not most of my RL morals into this game. One is that I do not say one thing and do the other when it's more convenient. My MU made the decision to move to Canada and we were quickly welcomed as friends. Shortly thereafter the alliances shifted. What kind of an ass would I be if I bailed on Canada? Would you really want that kind of pickle playing on your side? I may be on the wrong side in your opinion but if things ever change and we play side by side wouldn't it be better to know that I'm not two faced? I hesitate to bring up RL cultures but you should understand loyalty and honor. I will not turn my back on my new friends simply because the winds change. The people here did not change and are not the ones who've changed. Be introspective of those you play with and see if they have been two faced and attempt to change things to suit them.

Kemal Ergenekon
Kemal Ergenekon Day 2,295, 13:02

I can understand loyalty, and sticking by your friends. What I cannot understand is expecting other people to change their own values based on your own allegiance. The case being: the suffering and racism suffered by eUS citizens at the hands of the Serbians. I cannot forgive them, regardless of any allegiance or loyalty factors playing in.

I don't expect you to condemn them as unforgivable enemies as I do; since this is my personal choice and personal values. However, I *do* expect you to respect my values and those of other eUS citizens. You may have new loyalties, that is fine. You may have forgiven the Serbs, or just value your loyalty to your friends more than you value your hatred against the crimes of the Serbians. That is also fine. But you cannot judge me or eUS citizens on sticking by our own values.

If the incompatibility of our values makes us enemies in the in-game battlefield, so be it. But you shouldn't try to claim moral superiority or call the opposing side hypocrites. I won't stand for it, as you wouldn't stand for it if I accused you of being on the Serbian side of the fence.

Canada and eUS were enemies of Serbia and Spoland. However only Serbia dedicated itself to the complete humiliation of eUS by a PTO. That reserves them a special place in eUS foreign policy, and so eUS chose Spoland over Serbia. Canada chose Serbia over Spoland. That, by itself is not an immoral choice. But it is a choice that makes them the enemies of eUS. Best to accept these as facts, and stop making claims about moral superiority.

Franklin Stone
Franklin Stone Day 2,296, 07:47

'The case being: the suffering and racism suffered by eUS citizens at the hands of the Serbians.'

'You may have forgiven the Serbs, or just value your loyalty to your friends more than you value your hatred against the crimes of the Serbians.'

'But you shouldn't try to claim moral superiority or call the opposing side hypocrites.'

Kemal, you claim to hate Serbia because they were racist against America; pretty sure we gave as good as we got.

Yet you base your hatred on 'crimes of the Serbians', shouldn't it simply be the crimes themselves? Isn't your hatred racist?

I would base my moral superiority over you on the fact that you value your hatred more than you value your friends....

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 2,296, 09:03

WoT WARNING!

@Kemal, before this turns into a 'battle royal' let's reel it in a little. I never claimed moral superiority. Some of my RL morals translate into the game but this is just a game. As far as I'm concerned ANY respect of RL nationality, race, creed, religion is out of bounds. If we start judging other players of RL issues this is no longer a game but a political platform. If it is impossible to separate RL from a game perhaps the game should not be played.

I do not discount what you say about Serbia. I'm certain there are those out there that can say the same about the RL USA or even Turkey. I will use the US as an example. I know many RL people that live where I do in the central US (Missouri). They can't stand Mexicans. They are racist IMO. Personally, I don't like illegal aliens but those that move here legally have proven to be great neighbors. They work hard, support the schools, interact socially in the community. They fit in. So I don't have a problem with brown skin. Kinda throws me for a loop when they start speaking Spanish but that's my problem. Most can speak at least basic English.

Back to the game...
I have never looked down on or been rude to anyone here unless they have either started shit first or have proven to be unwilling to play in a reasonable fashion. I have a dim view of PTO'ers especially. I know the game mechanics allow it but ya gotta be pretty low to prevent people from playing in their RL country. My suggestion to those who are PTO'ed is find another country and let the babies have it.

All that to get to the point. My new friends are not the country of Serbia, I am a Canadian cs. Because the US decided Canada is not fit for Sirius the Asteria alliance is what's left. Exactly what did you think we would do when the US denied us entrance to the club? Hmm? This does not mean I endorse racists, terrorists or any other 'ists. I have made friends here from many countries. Don't piss on my Kumbaya fest.

klop123 Day 2,295, 07:11

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klop123
klop123 Day 2,295, 07:11

Yes very little to talk about with you, we will be chatting with Gnilraps and not you.

Simulare
Simulare Day 2,295, 11:45

Fair enough. You cut your ties with Spain. Though, I am still confused. Are they really allies or rather ex-occupiers who are making sure eUS stays in line?

colour haze
colour haze Day 2,294, 17:32

Voted and best of luck in the elections o/

Xander Kross
Xander Kross Day 2,294, 18:01

What Canada MUST do is not let our enemies decide who our friends ought to be.

Gnilraps
Gnilraps Day 2,294, 18:35

What Canada must do is not our enemies BECOME her friends.

Ku rac
Ku rac Day 2,294, 18:47

You mean we must not do the exact same thing you did with Poland and Spain?

Xander Kross
Xander Kross Day 2,294, 19:12

You sided with our enemies. We sided with the enemies of our enemies.

 
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