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[MoFA] The Geopolitical Monster

Day 1,866, 20:33 by Callumh123


Hello all, I have noticed some eAustralians are having trouble understanding our current predicament, where we are in regards to World Politics/Diplomacy and all that. I am going to do some short sentences explaining the behemoth which is geopolitics.

Alliances-

Eden-

Members: Albania, Argentina, Bosnia, China, Colombia, Croatia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Taiwan, Turkey and Ukraine.

Current State of Alliance (Main Countries):

Good: Romania, China and Turkey.

Bad: Argentina, Greece, Croatia

Comment: Though they do contain lots of strong countries, CoTWO are working together in some instances to bring down Eden powers such as Greece. That also complemented by USA and Brasil changing their geopolitical stance to Pro CoT, changing the balance of power.

Eden has experienced some of its smaller but loyal countries leaving due to lack of help provided by the Alliance. Australia left the alliance at the end of 2011.



CoT-


Members: Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Macedonia, Moldova, South Korea and Switzerland.

Trial Members: Lithuania

Current State of Alliance (Main Countries):

Good: Chile, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Indonesia

Comment: The partnership of some CoT nations with TWO has given both alliances the edge needed to defeat Eden countries, particularly in the Balkans and South America. This, plus USA and Brasil assisting CoT in battles has pushed them over the line.

TWO-



Members: Hungary, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Trial Members: Estonia, Latvia and Venezuela.

Current State of Alliance (Main Countries):

Good: All.

Comment: TWO has truly emulated early ONE. Winning major battles in the Balkans and Eastern Europe the TWO alliance could not be much stronger than it is currently. And partnered by some CoT nations TWO will remain as a dominate power for months to come in Europe.

Conclusion:

The balance of power has well and truly shifted all over the word. Argentina is close to being wiped, Greece and Croatia in bad shape as well as smaller nations in Eden taking a hit as well. My prediction is Eden will last another 2 months, with one of the major countries leaving in a month.

CoT will gain USA, Brasil and Russia as trial members. The CoTWO relationship is hard to predict. When Eden breaks up they will find each other as opponents rather than allies. However, the CoTWO relationship could break sooner over regions etc... It is a wait and see situation.
FAQ

Q: Why hasn’t the Foreign Affairs team started signing MPP’S?

A: The eChilean/eAustralian Treaty is currently in both respected countries voting halls. The eAustralian Senate is currently voting to change our MPP stack. But we can only start signing MPP’s with CoT nations when the treaty is ratified. CoT nations very much respect eChile and will not sign any MPP’s with us until peace has been negotiated.

Q: Why has the Foreign Affairs team been so inactive this month?

A: It’s quite the contrary; I have been in constant contact with eChile, eUSA and other potential allies. The reason why the Foreign Affairs team has not made any movement is because we are waiting anxiously for the treaty to be ratified.

Q: What is this “treaty”?

A: The treaty is to return 3 of eAustralia’s sovereign states and to build greater relations with eChile.

Q: Only 3 regions? Why not keep fighting then?

A: Because in our current situation we would not be able to resistance war one region successfully, and then keep it. Never mind 3. A treaty gives us a diplomatic way of eventually getting all necessary regions back.

Q: So does that mean we are joining CoT?

A: No, what the FA team and Senate are doing is signing off on replacing our old pro Eden stack with a pro CoT stack. This way our borders remain secure and opens us the possibility of eventually joinin the CoT alliance.

Q: If we are allies with all our neighbours what will we do for wars? We will all get bored!

A: It allows us to build up our strength and maintain some stability before eAustralia ventures into whatever comes next. We have two options for training wars with South Africa and New Zealand. Personally I would choose South Africa. One reason would be because we are such a good friends if there was a slip up in regions there would be no bad blood about it and we are similar in strength.

Thank you for reading, if you have any questions in regards to geopolitics please post them in the comment section.
 

Comments

BOUD1CCA
BOUD1CCA Day 1,866, 20:58

We get 3 states which is good. Is there any plan in hand for the rest of them?

Callumh123
Callumh123 Day 1,866, 21:05

At this point of time. That will be a task for the next DoFA team to pursue. My job is to ensure we secure our MPP's and the eChile/eAus treaty is met. Either way I feel both CP candidates will be capable in handling the situation.

scottty the NUKE
scottty the NUKE Day 1,866, 21:24

If Chile ever rents our states to Indonesia or NZ. Then they can get fucked.

greg L
greg L Day 2,284, 05:16

voted

LanyIsLost
LanyIsLost Day 1,866, 22:03

Thanks for this article Callumh123, I appreciate all this info and I enjoyed listening to the podcast.

Chris Carnage
Chris Carnage Day 1,866, 22:30

Good article, thanks Callum

Arcaian
Arcaian Day 1,866, 22:35

Nice article - I haven't been up to date on alliances in 3 years, so it was sorely needed. Voted and subscribed - nice work!

Jack Lantos
Jack Lantos Day 1,866, 22:47

Great article, and refreshing to see that there can *sometimes* be progress through diplomacy instead of force/posturing.

Xavier Griffith
Xavier Griffith Day 1,867, 23:34

Good Article Cal. Nicely outlined.

Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen
Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen Day 1,867, 23:42

despite a rough month you've done ok Cal, its just the rest of the team that have been a bit of a let down. I hope the new guys there are pulling their weight.

Hyuuz
Hyuuz Day 1,867, 01:33

You forgot Asgard.

Callumh123
Callumh123 Day 1,867, 02:08

Sweden and Norway Hyuu

argi the eliminator
argi the eliminator Day 1,867, 07:24

Bad: Argentina, Greece, Croatia
What do you mean ''bad''?

Tim_Holtz
Tim_Holtz Day 1,867, 11:35

in a bad position atm argi

Kelly The Great
Kelly The Great Day 1,867, 14:30

Good article. Voted and subscribed.

Henry the 8th
Henry the 8th Day 1,867, 19:42

So we're selling out our country and allies for the "Fad" of the month? ....

Yeah, this is sure to end well :P

Callumh123
Callumh123 Day 1,867, 19:55

Umm...

BOUD1CCA
BOUD1CCA Day 1,867, 20:01

Henry you have no understanding of geopolitics nor game mechanics.

There we go, I beat Callumh in saying it AND i did so without insults or rude remarks \o/

besides "selling out" has a different meaning in eRep to RL.
Here "selling out" means being clever

Henry the 8th
Henry the 8th Day 1,867, 20:17

Lol, believe what you want Louise but to join a "Fad" alliance that is most likely to break apart within a few months leaving us with no new allies and having already burned our old friends & allies just seems dumb to me.

Chile are already calling us sell-out brown noses for our pathetic actions, and at best we are only getting 3 regions anyway, after that we won't even have an enemy to fight for NE or mission purposes.

Louise you of all people are the one that bitched the most why we never told our oppressors to fuck off and fight till the death, in fact i think you went to Ireland for that very same reason because we weren't patriotic enough ; )

Callumh123
Callumh123 Day 1,867, 20:41

It's hardly a fad alliance, it has lasted longer than most alliances have (Was formed in June) and is showing no signs of fracturing. In fact, some of our allies when Eden breaks up will most likely join CoT (China). Japan (CoT), Chile (CoT), Peru(CoT), Bulgaria (CoT) were all old allies. Brasil, USA, Russia are all pro CoT and will probably turn trial members. Ireland, South Africa, Canada and India are all neutral now and it seems they may also turn pro CoT.

If you read the article mate you would of known I have addressed the NE problem.

Callumh123
Callumh123 Day 1,867, 20:41

" AND i did so without insults or rude remarks \o/"

That's a first.

Tim_Holtz
Tim_Holtz Day 1,867, 20:49

in these comments Henry talks about betraying our allies when 50% of our allies are pro-CoT and all our major ones are

greg L
greg L Day 2,284, 05:14

yeah, you tell 'em son

Henry the 8th
Henry the 8th Day 1,867, 20:55

There are smarter ways to get our country back without fucking over our friends, you guys are just too narrow minded

Tim_Holtz
Tim_Holtz Day 1,867, 21:19

did you not listen henry? our major friends are in CoT or are pro CoT....

greg L
greg L Day 2,284, 05:15

did you have anything to do with that then ?

Arcaian
Arcaian Day 1,867, 21:32

Henry - can you suggest an alternative? I'm not the most up to date person on all this, but it seems that we have little choice - if we joined TWO then we're so isolated from our allies it would be practically pointless to have them. Throughout our history we've been part of alliances that are much too far away from us to be of any real use. On top of that, our allies from the past are all either CoT, pro CoT or neutral - we wouldn't be "fucking over our friends". We would be joining some, and those that are neutral aren't part of any alliance, so they don't care if we join CoT, Eden or TWO.

Out of all the options for alliances, you must admit CoT is the best choice. Now your argument will be that we don't need an alliance - but I would have to disagree. If we're stuck in the middle of a huge group of CoT nations and we're the only non CoT nation, we'd obviously be the punching bag. The only powerful nation in our region that isn't CoT is Argentina, and look what is happening to them.

Please, if there are any decent alternatives that haven't been tried one thousand times, suggest them. We're open to ideas!

Henry the 8th
Henry the 8th Day 1,867, 22:17

I am suggesting no alliance, you're right ; )

I'm suggesting something that will benefit 2 countries at all times which we are guaranteed a country for 6 months of a year at a minimum

We allow say Indo or Chile to NE and wipe us, we do this every 2nd month, they release for 1 month then repeat, this means they don't have to spend big on defending us and vice-versa, we have 6 states for a month (around congress) which will bring in good taxes, keep morale high and give us somebody to fight, while in turn Chile/Indo get some extra states and somebody to beat up :P

Chile and Indo know they can keep us down, so this will give them something constructive to do, kinda like a fun in-game-game :P

This also means we only need a few MPPs to keep a Daily Order afloat, this keeps gov expenditure at a minimum and allows room to supply MUs again.

eAus needs a baby boom or we are fucked for life, and this isn't Farmville, if you take the war out of this game there is really nothing left, so joining "the enemy" to me sounds pointless and self defeating.

infin
infin Day 1,868, 23:19

I'm with Henry. This deal makes us Chile's bitch and we pay $200k for the privilege. Fight to the death, scottty loves buying gold.

Alexander Valkor II
Alexander Valkor II Day 1,868, 23:37

Ah thanks for this.

Xavier Griffith
Xavier Griffith Day 1,868, 01:18

Henry's idea means we lose players. What Aussie wants to constantly realise that our existence is one of wipe and freedom every 2 months. It still makes us a bitch, but a bitch to 2 masters instead of one. Who is to say that if we went into CoT we wouldn't have an NE? I'm sure when CoT declares war all it's members would have an enemy nation as NE.

nimnul
nimnul Day 1,868, 01:53

v

Henry the 8th
Henry the 8th Day 1,868, 06:36

Lose players? I'm giving us Taxes, Regions, Congress and a compromise between friendly enemies ....

Henry the 8th
Henry the 8th Day 1,868, 06:40

CoT declares war? ...

All CoT member then therefore have a single NE target? ....

Dude you gotta re-read the game mechanics ...

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Plainswalker
Plainswalker Day 1,868, 08:54

Happy New Year 2013 Aussies : )

DamianC88
DamianC88 Day 1,868, 09:14

Q: If we are allies with all our neighbours what will we do for wars? We will all get bored!

A: It allows us to build up our strength and maintain some stability before eAustralia ventures into whatever comes next. We have two options for training wars with South Africa and New Zealand. Personally I would choose South Africa. One reason would be because we are such a good friends if there was a slip up in regions there would be no bad blood about it and we are similar in strength.


hahahahahaha go play hello kitty online :p most hippie answer that i read in al the history of the game. Facts Australia with 3 regions dont have good bonus, dont have a lot of eaustralian RL people and now dont have enemys or wars... so whY the people its going to come to Australia, or why if you tried to have a BB.. the people its going to stay in this game??... countrys with this mentality never growth ...

Chile are my enemys but they growth fighting with us(a lot of months been wiped)... albania is getting strong and they are never on the map... eAustralia is every day boring and with less people .Good Job

Tim_Holtz
Tim_Holtz Day 1,868, 13:22

butthurt argentine above, he is just upset that the falklands isnt owned by them probably

greg L
greg L Day 2,284, 05:18

I don't think there was ever a time where that was the case, good to see you read some history along the way

BOUD1CCA
BOUD1CCA Day 1,868, 14:12

Henry I was being ironic above (or trying to be) I was pretending to be a nicer more polite Callumh - (Its his standard response to questions like you just asked)
I mean what are the odds of that ever happening me being a Callumh
But looks like you and even Callumh have taken me literally
(sheesh when you have to try and explain a joke - went over like a lead balloon - obviously my sense of humour sucks : ( )

BOUD1CCA
BOUD1CCA Day 1,868, 14:17

As for Damian's post above - I see & understand exactly where he is coming from. He has put his finger fair on the important issues. I agree with him.
However Damian circumstances dictate actions - we have been painted into a corner & our options as a community are extremely limited

Mary Chan
Mary Chan Day 1,868, 14:30

~hyuu~

Callumh123
Callumh123 Day 1,868, 19:13

Lol your post wan't exactly correct though Louise and I decided to twist the post and poke fun at you.

@Damian, if you choose not to even consider what is written in the article I'm not going to waste time reexplaining it as the article sums everything up nicely.

@Henry, you have ignored everything I have said, why bother.

@infin, Scottty would not waste his money on a war he now knows is useless. We get the 200k back as well.

What is it with people and not actually reading things?

BOUD1CCA
BOUD1CCA Day 1,869, 19:45

I am not sure if scottty would like you being his self appointed mouthpiece Callumh.
I am sure he would not be happy with people telling him how he should spend his money

Callumh123
Callumh123 Day 1,870, 05:40

Have you seen his posts?

 
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