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Day 1,771, 14:14 by Azazel Romanov


Been a while since I stepped up to the writing plate. For those of you wondering, I've been working on an article for the past week that required patience and more in-depth work due to its contents. I had previously written a series of articles dealing with our joining Circle of Trust and an article about playing the game as a game. I have seen several comments and statements made by Americans that have dealt with the discomfort of fighting against our former allies and fighting for our former enemies. So I decided I would do a bit more investigative journalism for my own interest and to share with you all. Wanting to get some direct information, I decided to contact the Minsters of Foreign Affairs in both Indonesia and Macedonia (FYROM) who are both currently partners with us in Circle of Trust. Since joining, our relationship with both countries have improved, and I asked several questions dealing with America's involvement with CoT, questions about America's own endeavors, and I even asked questions about points of contention between our countries.



I would first like to present my interview with LarasDea, the MoFA of Indonesia. LaraDea is a former MoFA of Indonesia and I have had previous correspondence with her while I was Ambassador to Indonesia. I would like to preface this by stating she is incredibly polite and cordial to work with.

1. What was your initial reaction to the eUS joining Circle of Trust as a trial member?

LarasDea: Well, to be honest, I was having my holiday for 2 months from December - February. And during that time, I just had my WnT and that's all. I didn't read articles as much as I always did before. So my first reaction was shock! But then I heard so many explanation from friends, and then I realized that everything may change. Actually, I never like any kind of wars lol. But for sure, it would be nice to have more friends all over the world. So, I really welcome everyone who wants to join CoT :p Even though the final decision is not only from me.

2. Given our history and previous wars, do you think that the eUS joining CoT will lead to a much closer relationship between our two countries?

LarasDea: For relations, yes i believe that. Because by joining same alliance, I'm pretty sure that we can improve our relation slowly but surely. But of course, we have to trust each other.

3. What is your opinion on the current operation the eUS is pursuing against Taiwan in Asia? Has Indonesia been offering support in this campaign?

LarasDea: About the Operation Gangnam Style, the only thing that pops out in my mind is... FUN!!! For supporting this campaign or not... I haven't talked about it to be honest.

4. Recently Indonesia attacked China, but was beaten back. Once we are done against Taiwan, do you think that a joint operation between Indonesia and the eUS against China would help our relationship and improve the success of an invasion?

LarasDea: I always believe that we can do anything, no matter if we do it alone or we do it in a team. And for China, actually, we don't have any plan to attack them. Maybe for now, that's the best answer.

5. A point of contention for the the eUS public has been the Australia controversy. While I know this occurred in the last term and I don't want to get back into debating the cause or who was at fault, do you think there is any chance of remediation between Chile, Indonesia, Australia, and CoT as a whole?

LarasDea: There's always a way to have a remediation. But of course, we need more than just talk. We need something to trust. Without that, it would be nothing. I always believe what CoT does, or every country does, there's always a mistake and there's always a good point on it. So just let it flow.

6. What is your opinion on the domestic PTO effort in the eUS?

LarasDea: I always hate PTO. That's for sure. Because in my opinion, PTO is like taking someone's stuff without any excuse. If I may say, please, no more PTO.

7. What is your outlook on the future of Circle of Trust, and do you think it will remain a growing force in international affairs?

LarasDea: Yes. With all the things that we've done, I believe that we can make it out. Just remember that we have to respect each other.



My next interview was with BlackMK, the new MoFA of Macedonia (FYROM), who was recently appointed to this position. I have not had prior conversations with him, and he was quick to respond and accept the interview, and was very helpful with his answers.

1. What was your initial reaction to the eUS joining Circle of Trust as a trial member?

BlackMK: I am glad that a force like eUS joined our alliance. We voted with HARD YES for eUS.

2. Given our history and previous wars, do you think that the eUS joining CoT will lead to a much closer relationship between our two countries?

BlackMK: In the past we were enemies, and we were in a direct war once. But that was in the past and a lot of things changed since then. I'm glad that we are allies now and we stand together on the battlefields, helping each other. With time our relations will get more closer, Im sure about it.

3. What is your opinion on the current operation the eUS is pursuing against Taiwan in Asia? Has Macedonia been offering support in this campaign?

BlackMK: As a CoT ally we are standing with eUS in any war with coordination with our alliance.

4. The eUS has been setting your battles as campaign of the day quite frequently lately, how is your war against Greece going thus far? Do you think you can solidify any of those gains made?

BlackMK: Well our war with Greece is endless, so we are going a little East for now to make a base there and settle a little to gain more power. The war will not end for now, we are sworn enemies with Greeks in-game and in RL.

5. A point of contention for the the eUS public in allying with Macedonia has been our relationship with Albania and your previous conflict with them. While I don't expect a friendship between Albania and Macedonia anytime soon, what steps do you think can be taken to stabilize the situation between Albania and Macedonia and reduce conflict, if any?

BlackMK: Well we have achieved a high level of communication but the fact that they are still EDEN is making us enemies and our allying with them would still make a big turbulence in this game.

6. What is your opinion on the domestic PTO effort in the eUS, as previously this has included Macedonian citizens (and still may)?

BlackMK: Well we as your friends and as Macedonian Government dont approve those PTO attempts in eUS. We decline requests from those players and do not provide any support to them. Also we would be glad to help you against the PTOers

7. What is your outlook on the future of Circle of Trust, and do you think it will remain a growing force in international affairs?

BlackMK: CoT at first was just a small alliance but now it became very big and powerful with attempts to grow more and become the eWorld Alliance No. 1. I'm glad that you chose our side, and together we are much stronger.



From these interviews, I did not want to simply encourage you to support our new alliance and allies, but also to learn more about our new relationships with these countries. While we were hesitant to join CoT, we must also recognize that they are getting adjusted to us as well. We must also realize that despite some domestic feelings, people in these countries didn't exactly hate us while we fought against them. When you view something from only one point of view, it becomes harder to see the opinions from other perspectives. It was enjoyable to prepare these interviews and engage and correspond with foreign representatives. I would like to thank LarasDea and BlackMK for their cooperation and their answers to the interviews. Despite what some might say, there are always chances to advance new relationships and partnerships in this game.

 

Comments

Dr. Walter Bishop
Dr. Walter Bishop Day 1,771, 14:17

V+S

Ariovistus
Ariovistus Day 1,771, 14:29

"America Isn't Dead Yet...."

thanks for the positive title.

and yes they're terrorists, pig-disgusting capitalist pig dogs, invading the country and running for congress at the same time.

Rona1d
Rona1d Day 1,771, 14:38

and yes they're terrorists, pig-disgusting capitalist pig dogs, invading the country and running for congress at the same time.

x2

Ronald Gipper Reagan
Ronald Gipper Reagan Day 1,771, 15:02

I voted this, BUT you should know that our current President's policy is to reduce our economic resource bonuses and our # of regions for political purposes, thinking it will hurt his enemies... is that not terrorism?

Candor
Candor Day 1,771, 17:19

Linking to News of The Day.

Excellent first article.

V+S

Leather Neck
Leather Neck Day 1,771, 18:52

RGR: it is not to hurt HIS< enemies it is to hurt OUR< enemies. This plan was instituted by POTUS Civil Anarchy and kept going by POTUS IS. Get your facts straight, Usama Bin Bruno.

Israel Stevens
Israel Stevens Day 1,771, 18:58

^

BeachBunny
BeachBunny Day 1,771, 19:00

rofl Usama Bin Bruno...... I am gonna call him that the rest of my e life

Mike Schmittson
Mike Schmittson Day 1,771, 19:48

This. V/S

Kara Beth
Kara Beth Day 1,771, 20:14

Usama bin Bruno!

V+S

George Armstrong Custer
George Armstrong Custer Day 1,772, 14:59

voted, subscribed, and Shouting like this:

New player, new newspaper. Check it out:
God's Cellular by NewAzazel
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/2127377/1/20
America Isn't Dead Yet

Azazel Romanov
Azazel Romanov Day 1,772, 15:05

Thanks for the support.

Hanibal LA
Hanibal LA Day 1,772, 15:07

give me just one proof AFA have bad intentions in USA....

George Armstrong Custer
George Armstrong Custer Day 1,772, 17:10

from today's WHPR:
"..just look at the USA Administration page yourself. Just this morning, Chickensguys has Proposed "to transfer 69 USD from the country accounts to Congressional budget office," .."
"Yesterday, this same AFA Party member and Congressman made two Proposals ... One of those Proposals was to change Income Tax and the other to Impeach the President. Also yesterday, AFA Party President Sidarta Proposed a change to the Minimum Wage."

 
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