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CP Update: The Theft, the UK, and Our Place in This World

Day 1,789, 00:48 by Rikian1776

Citizens of Ireland,

There are a number of items I have to discuss with you in order to keep you all informed and ready to act. I have done my best to keep the citizens as well informed as possible and I promise to continue for as long as I am president.

The Theft

I regret to inform you that we will likely not be getting the money that was stolen from our treasury back. The Admins have told me that it was a breakdown in the security of the last administration. The passwords should not have been distributed like they were. Before we are too hard on Bean&Teddy, remember that it isn't a terrible thing to believe that people will put Ireland before their own greed. The theft is a tragedy that hurts every last citizen, but let us not turn on each other. Let's put our wrath as a nation where it is likely due.

http://www.erepublik.com/en/citizen/profile/6133509

The admins won't give me a name as to who stole the money, but they haven't denied that it was sawc when I asked directly. Not only did they not deny it, but after I said his name, they began referring to the thief as "he" and "him" and said that he was a part of the last government.

Most signs point to sawc. It is truly a sad time for Ireland to be betrayed by someone who received a second chance from us. I guess some people never change.

The UK

Since I took office, there have been a few complications with the UK. One such complication is that we haven't been able to retrieve our regions back even though the UK has decided to end the agreed upon region swap. This is not due to an incompetence within my administration. Talon, the president of the UK, has not been forceful with his allies in having them respect the agreement between our two nations. Not only that, but he has absolutely no control over his citizens either. For the first several days of the term, he and Kravenn were telling me different information at the same time. Nearly every time I tried to get info, I would something different. Not only that, but Kravenn spoke as if I was a complete fool.

Anyway, at their request and growing agitation, I have requested to end the Natural Enemy between our nations. The UK ended theirs with the expectation that we end ours as well. The last two proposals failed, but this one looks somewhat promising. Hopefully we can avoid saber-rattling and threats of war and get our regions back in a somewhat civilized manner. This will take the cooperation of our allies as well as the UK and their allies. Fight with all of your heart. When we get Mayo and Wexford back, we can achieve peace.

Alliances

As CP, I have great news concerning our alliances. We have secured three very powerful allies this term. For all of the details, read our DoD article. http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/-dod-update-amp-battle-orders-day-1-788-2137531/1/20

Our new alliances are Romania, the USA, and Russia! With their help, we should be able to secure our regions back and hold our heads high. We will also be resigning our alliances with all of our EDEN brethren to help strengthen our bonds.

EDEN

The conflict of the UK will be something that we will have to work out on our own since it is considered a training war. When asked for help, EDEN officials said that we would never be a priority in the UK conflict since we knew the risks when we got involved with the war.

This information makes the new alliances with the USA, Romania, and Russia a heck of a lot better, since they can help when we are sleeping.

Our Military

One very important aspect of this game is the military module. That being said, this game involves a devastatingly high amount of armed conflict... Which is something Ireland is good at, but could be a lot better at. One of my priorities this term is to rework the military system to make it devastatingly effective. New Faustian Man and Thanatos as well as many others have been working tirelessly to determine what needs to be done and how to go about making us a nation to be reckoned with. I will have more updates as they become available.

Our Orgs

I have great news concerning our orgs. I would say that 97% of our orgs have been recovered and returned to their rightful places. The emails have been changed, passwords have been reset, and a great deal more care has been put into securing them. Now the citizens of Ireland can know that when an article is put out under the DoD or the MoFA, it is legitimate.

The Future

I would like to see Ireland step up as a nation and work together to be a powerful change in the world. To do this, we have to accept great citizens into our nation. That means that our immigration needs to be worked to accept only the best. We need to be recruiting our friends, classmates, neighbors, girlfriends, boyfriends, parents, and grandparents to play. Anyone who will be dedicated to Ireland and help it become a better and more powerful nation.

We have to improve our relations with other countries as well. We have to secure alliances with those who can help us become a voice in the world. That is why I have two MoFA. Ethel and Biker2446. A lot of people have shown concern with Biker, but trust me on him. He has only been here a few months, but he is dedicated to Ireland and always on the prowl to find countries willing to help.

Lastly, we have to rework our military so that it is leaner and meaner. Once we rework it, we will see a vast improvement in our ability to do damage and show our opponents who is boss.

Thanks for taking time to read this rather long article. I hope you will all join me in my efforts to make Ireland one of the best and most powerful nations in the eWorld. With enough effort, we can do it.

Thank you very much,

~Rikian~ Proud CP of Ireland.

 

Comments

Finway
Finway Day 1,789, 00:52

Nice : )
o7

irishbhoy1967
irishbhoy1967 Day 1,789, 00:55

EDEN have said we will never be a priority?

Ian E Coleman
Ian E Coleman Day 1,789, 00:55

Looks like ibhoy was right about the admins.
Good work given the circumstances. Keep it up.

Rikian1776
Rikian1776 Day 1,789, 00:56

EDEN said we would never be a priority with this war with the UK.

TanGe LanGe
TanGe LanGe Day 1,789, 00:59

vote o/

Big Sexy Black Man
Big Sexy Black Man Day 1,789, 01:17

Who has access to the bank now Rikian?

Rikian1776
Rikian1776 Day 1,789, 01:30

I have access and DreadedEstate has access.

ChewChewShoe
ChewChewShoe Day 1,789, 02:04

>Our new alliances are Romania, the USA, and Russia!
Actually, we've been allied with them for ages.

Nenya
Nenya Day 1,789, 02:12

IB not truth.
I asked few times via ingame msgs cause Rikian avoids and never was on EDEN channels from the beginning of his term, what is going on in Ireland/UK war and only answer i get from him is - It's agreement between UK and Ireland about NAP, renting regions and TW. If it's agreement then both side should stick to agreement or declare agreement is broken.

Nenya
Nenya Day 1,789, 02:13

Trial war is simple a trial war. You know verry well what trial war is. If this ireland government still concider that as a Trial war (and they are) how you can expect priority for Trial war battle when on the other hand Colombia have 3 real (not TW wars) on they head?

Liam Tatlock
Liam Tatlock Day 1,789, 02:28

"We will also be resigning our alliances with all of our EDEN brethren "

My heart leapt when I read that, then I realised you meant re-signing and not leaving!

New Faustian Man
New Faustian Man Day 1,789, 03:10

@Nenya
It was a TW, this has now changed. I discussed this situation on the eden.military channel yesterday, and explained that we are attempting to regain our regions because of a change in the Treaty brought about on the UK side. Whoever I spoke to agreed Ireland would get any and all assistance EDEN can spare at the moment. o7

New Faustian Man
New Faustian Man Day 1,789, 03:11

Great article! o7

Voted + Shouted

Nenya
Nenya Day 1,789, 03:29

@New Faustian Man then my dear you should saw msgs what Rikian sended to me last 3 days. There was not a word about that even when i asked direct question.

Talon Karrde
Talon Karrde Day 1,789, 03:45

Good grief, a massive distortion of the facts to make you look better. I only wish I was surprised.

Even the article in your own media suggesting who was fighting there absolves UK citizens of any blame! As I explained yesterday, I've been as 'forceful' with my allies as any president could or should be; each of their governments knows not to fight in our battles. With comparatively few to fight in though, that doesn't stop their MUs choosing to do so anyway.

Bristel Akina
Bristel Akina Day 1,789, 03:46

Liam, I was confused for a moment as well, until I read the whole thing

Great article, Rikian, it has set my faith in you solidly, and I'm glad you were elected. You are doing this job calmly and collectedly.

Sleep is for the weak
Sleep is for the weak Day 1,789, 04:07

Nenya fck off

Thanatos the Magnificent
Thanatos the Magnificent Day 1,789, 04:09

Nenya fck off x2

New Faustian Man
New Faustian Man Day 1,789, 04:25

@Nenya: The meeting only occurred yesterday because I was only given access by those who run that channel yesterday. I would've liked to have gotten this sorted out sooner, but unfortunately it couldn't be helped. What Rikian says in the article is correct, as of yesterday EDEN have upgraded the conflict from a TW and are encouraging EDEN soldiers to hit there -- but are not, like our CP says, prioritising it.

Dan Moir
Dan Moir Day 1,789, 04:31

Well, if we're gonna get the blame for you being unable to regain regions without us fighting there, I might as well start fighting there. Ireland, you elected a right muppet this time.

Death and Taxes
Death and Taxes Day 1,789, 04:37

Just to be clear. The issues we are seeing at the moment is what you would expect in a fluid situation namely; the robbery, the change in the UK NAP and an inexperienced government finding its way. So why don't we all just assume we all mean the best and treat people with respect, so stop the high moral ground crap.

Rikian, you will need to do better in communicating with everyone, I would suggest an update every 3-5 days. But you have the balls to stick around so from me, respect o7

New Faustian Man
New Faustian Man Day 1,789, 04:41

@Talon: No one's blaming the vast majority of UK citizens, nor is anyone questioning the UK's intentions. The fact remains, however, no matter how 'forceful' you were with UK allies --- they weren't listening, and that was the problem both in Cork and Mayo. I don't see how you can have a problem with this reading of events nor why you consider it a distortion of the facts.

Nenya
Nenya Day 1,789, 04:42

@New Faustian Man let's continue on privat and try to restore what was done. I'm on irc right now.

irishbhoy1967
irishbhoy1967 Day 1,789, 04:44

So let me get this straight...

Our MoD is blaming UK(our opponents) and EDEN(our allies) for his inability to regain regions our opponent is TRYING to give us back?

Good strategy, piss our allies off then put ourselves in a position where we will need them.

If you can't take back regions when there is an agreement then how are you going to handle a real war?

irishbhoy1967
irishbhoy1967 Day 1,789, 04:46

We've fought against the MPPs of a completely dominant ONE as well as the mega tanking of an Alfagrem before and even then we kept requests for prio to a minimum.

New Faustian Man
New Faustian Man Day 1,789, 04:49

No, you haven't got it straight irish1967, you've either not understood or willfully misunderstood. Either way w/e.

Iain Keers
Iain Keers Day 1,789, 04:57

UK has had its orders elsewhere since the conflict began, and so has ONE. All you're getting is slop-over damage from anti-UK trolls with British cs and a few random foreigners with MPP looking for BH or an open battle.

Signing peace and RWing regions might be the only option left sadly. It seems pointless sending our army, which is needed elsewhere, to fight for something we can get using RWs.

Bristel Akina
Bristel Akina Day 1,789, 05:09

Sounds like the UK elected a "right muppet" when they elected Talon. The once great statesmen of the UK can no longer keep their masters sated on the battlefield and keep them away from breaking agreements? At least we have a president who hasn't stolen or ran off this time around. What's the UK's excuse? Maybe they should consider allies who listen to their problems...

I wouldn't believe Iain Keers for one moment. :wink:

I'm only joking, Keers, I understand the situation... hehe

Raven Anarcho
Raven Anarcho Day 1,789, 05:36

Make sure we take something from these alliances while we can, especially Russia. They usually don't last too long if they aren't EDEN and I wish eIreland would get involved in Foreign Affairs that weren't involving EDEN 100% of the time.

Big Sexy Black Man
Big Sexy Black Man Day 1,789, 06:17

Retarded Governments are bringing us back to retarded ireland

Grainne Ni Mhaille
Grainne Ni Mhaille Day 1,789, 06:27

v

Bigmike727
Bigmike727 Day 1,789, 07:24

Retarded Governments are bringing us back to retarded ireland x2

Bigmike727
Bigmike727 Day 1,789, 07:50

IMPEACH! Seriously, this whole debacle with eUK is seriously retarded, how hard is it to regain regions which eUK is TRYING to give back, all this retardedness is doing is making eIreland look weak, and could've been avoided had some people not tried to RW the territories, still leaving eUK with the initiative, next month, please eIreland, for your own good, vote an ICA candidate in, cause this is the type of retardedness and fawkery that happens in non-ICA gov

Anthony Colby
Anthony Colby Day 1,789, 07:54

Thanks for the update.

Winston Hope Smith
Winston Hope Smith Day 1,789, 08:13

Guys
People should expect Irish Government articles to have an Irish slant
People should expect UK Government articles to have a UK slant
No one with an ounce of sense should be surprised at this

What I don't expect is negotiations between the eUK and eIre to be conducted in an Article thread.
We have a purpose IRC channel (set up during my term) for this and it needs to be used when disagreements, however strong, arise.

Winston Hope Smith
Winston Hope Smith Day 1,789, 08:19

I don't expect EDEN to critise Irish CPs, whether justified or not, in public.

Use the IRC private channels.

The Irish MoD should be running the war. That is his (their) job.
Not MoFA not the CP.

If you are not happy with the job they are doing...replace them.
Lets not be having spats in public.

Look diplomacy should be done 99% in private and 1% in public.

collinfigures
collinfigures Day 1,789, 08:35

Good article!
Thank..vot.

Yddub Emwolb
Yddub Emwolb Day 1,789, 09:25

Personally if I was in an eCountry that was trying to make peace and had passed a NAP and had a smaller country that voted their NAP down, not once but twice, I would be tanking against them. If we get wiped it's the fault of a group of congress members with their heads stuffed firmly up their asses.

Sweet Drinker
Sweet Drinker Day 1,789, 13:49

You should keep this fact foremost in your mind while posting anything:

UK is doing Ireland a favour by not wiping us.
In the condition we are in atm it'd almost be easier for them to invade us than not to.

Irasian
Irasian Day 1,789, 15:21

Yddub Emwolb x2

Tyler Jenkins
Tyler Jenkins Day 1,789, 15:45

Nicely written article. I'd say you are doing quite well as CP so far.

Sean MacDiarmata
Sean MacDiarmata Day 1,789, 16:01

"Trial war is simple a trial war. You know verry well what trial war is. If this ireland government still concider that as a Trial war (and they are) how you can expect priority for Trial war battle when on the other hand Colombia have 3 real (not TW wars) on they head?"

x2

Sean MacDiarmata
Sean MacDiarmata Day 1,789, 16:03

"@New Faustian Man then my dear you should saw msgs what Rikian sended to me last 3 days. There was not a word about that even when i asked direct question."

Nenya, the only person you get a straight answer from in this country in EDEN rooms is myself. Government is all over the shop tbh.

Sean MacDiarmata
Sean MacDiarmata Day 1,789, 16:08

Why the F are people saying "Voted" and "thanks for update"

The government are clearly lying about everything to you are you eat it up and basically ask for seconds, they are blaming both UK and EDEN on this when its our governments fault.

WTF is wrong with you people, they haven't a clue what they are doing. Getting our regions back should have been easy but they screw it up, they tell us EDEN wont support us when EDEN was told that its a TW.

Seriously Ireland kop the hell on.

Liquid Oxygen
Liquid Oxygen Day 1,789, 16:31

Nenya fck off x3

Rikian1776
Rikian1776 Day 1,789, 20:58

Marcus, you actually have no idea what you're talking about at this point. I have been honest and straightforward.

@Sweet, You're right. This whole thing has been rather frustrating. Having to wait on the UK congress to figure out what they were doing was part of the slowness as well as our congress being dumb. We should have passed the No Natural Enemy law the first time. I really do appreciate the UK administration working with us, though.

Sean MacDiarmata
Sean MacDiarmata Day 1,790, 08:03

@Rikian As you are in over your head and I have been helping you more than anyone in your cabinet I wont go back at you over that Rikian but I seriously could if I am honest.

Jr.Bishop
Jr.Bishop Day 1,790, 08:14

v

New Faustian Man
New Faustian Man Day 1,790, 08:33

Now your just making silly comments, Mark. You have no idea what contribution the cabinet is making, so claiming your helping more is just a load of tosh. Secondly, if EDEN HQ occasionally choose to use you as a conduit between themselves and Irish governments, I would say its a measure they've required to deal with past governments. But communication between this government and EDEN HQ has now been established, so all self-serving claims your basically running the show = pure nonsense.

Sean MacDiarmata
Sean MacDiarmata Day 1,790, 19:49

Rofl, so who has been getting pm'ed every day for the past 5 days about resetting orgs, resetting orgs again after they weren't done right. Ministers pm'ing me about giving them pw's cause they don't have them, yeah I suppose dealing with constant pm's on IRC and ingame is nothing. Pure nonsense me hole, also dont be calling me by my real name. I don't mind some on here using it but a tool like you I do mind.

 
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