It finally became painfully obvious for the RL American players that they were duped into joining CTRL.
The question is not if there is a way out. Of course it is! And it doesn't take a rocket scientist to come up with a solution to the current problem.
The big question is: should the Real Life American players care about the whole issue?
I would venture to say the answer is resounding "Hell No!"
eRpublik is a business which turns hatred and inferiority complexes into money. That is why it is so appealing to players from countries which don't weight much in Real Life.
None of the countries which in Real Life are World Powers (US, Russia, China, UK, France - all the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council) can go one-on-one with eWorld Superpowers like the "mighty" Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Poland, Hungary or Romania and win.
Do we need more to put the things into the correct perspective?!
How about this: Germany, UK, France or Japan, countries who in Real Life could buy Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Poland, Hungary or Romania ten times over by spending only what their citizens leave as tips in the restaurants, are among the weaklings of this game.
So why would the Real Life Americans bother to clean up the current mess with CTRL and AFA?!
No matter how successful the house cleaning would be, the USA would still have to fight the endless Balkan and East European Wars one way or the other. Because those wars won't stop. Because in the Balkans and Eastern Europe people love to spend real money (and spill real blood if given the opportunity) on issues which cannot and would not make their Real Lives any better.
So yes, now that it became clear that CTRL was a bad idea, the American players could follow it with ALT and DEL and start over.
But is it really worth it from the Real Life American players' point of view?
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