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What has a beginning must have an end.
For as long as I've been playing this game some people have been saying "EDEN is dead."
They were saying "EDEN is dead" when PEACE was around.
They were saying "EDEN is dead" when PHOENIX was around.
They were saying "EDEN is dead" when ONE was around.
Yet many alliances came and went and EDEN remained.
For the majority of the time EDEN was always fighting an uphill battle against far more powerful enemies yet EDEN survived while their enemies gave up, disbanded, regrouped and then disbanded again. EDEN survived while being permawiped for a long time under ONE. EDEN survived internal problems. EDEN survived external problems. EDEN survived countries joining, leaving and then returning again. EDEN survived were all others failed. EDEN survived.
For a long time now EDEN was fighting against more powerful forces, both in population and in sheer strength yet EDEN never surrendered. EDEN never capitulated. Yet despite EDEN's resilience we must remember that nothing in (e)life is permanent. Whatever has a beginning must have an end and now EDEN has finally come full circle.
Due to it's resilience in the face of permanent overwhelming odds I consider EDEN to be the greatest alliance in the history of eRepublik. Maybe in two to three years from now, if we're still around (and if eRepublik still exists), we might be able to look back and in context be able to debate this claim. However, when we do, if we do, we must remember that an alliance is not merely countries countersigning MPP's. An alliance is born when nations and their citizens self-sacrifice their own benefits for the greater good of others and this is what made EDEN truly powerful.
Now we are entering the post-EDEN era of eRepublik, and this is possibly an era of re-alignment. Going forward old enemies might become new allies and perhaps old allies might become new enemies, but whatever the case is I will always be proud and will always consider myself honored to have served as a loyal soldier of EDEN.
What has a beginning must have an end, but with every end comes a new beginning.
For a final time, Victoria Aut Mors.
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