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Respect

Day 1,885, 23:14 Published in United Kingdom United Kingdom by Thomas765
Hey there,
This article is partially inspired by my last article. One of the major things this game lacks is respect for each other, both politically and internationally; it isn't something that can be changed by the admins either.

Unless you love everyone equally, there is always a nation that you, in particular dislike. A nation that you hold some degree of prejudice against. For the UK, the best example could be eFrance for some of us. Internationally, some countries do their best to destroy their natural enemy without being nice about it, such as Greece-Macedonia, Bulgaria-Turkey. Both countries believe that the other is the evil. For this reason they refuse to be diplomatic to each other and, as such, respect is non-existent between them. The power of whichever evil has more damage changes every so often, so the conflict resumes continually, not only on the battlefield but in articles and shouts, where words play their part.


I know this is a TWO country banner but I created them.

In the UK

Imagine seven people sitting around a table, three on one side, three on the other while one is sat at in the middle, agreeing and disagreeing with one side as they go. Everyone has a knife behind their backs, pointed in the direction of each political "ally". This is the situation in the eUK. Even if we're political allies, we simply can't trust each other, regardless of what party we're in. The whole issue these days is genuine hatred for people in a game that is meant to be fun.

I know Iain would be an extreme example but the comparison is perfect. He's done a lot for the eUK, helping us out when we needed it both financially and diplomatically. He has contributed to the way we had worked in terms of foreign affairs and had been in more than 2 years of straight government politics as advisor. It is understandable that some people want to see him gone from politics but it's the way in which it is dealt with. There is no respect for him or his views whatsoever, so genuine concerns are shrugged off as being merely opposition and "baww". He is not the only example though, people such Talon, myself, Goku and Wayne all have similar attributes to this, yet people determine everything we say is some sort of politically biased theory or conspiracy to undermine whatever group is in power.

In order to achieve some sort of political agreement, respect must be added to the political game. If people do stuff that you agree with, don't simply continue hating them but respect them for doing so. If we can learn to respect each other as parties or as people then the situation would practically start mending itself. There's the element of learning to work together too but that's such a hard task for some.


I just created this one because it is relevant to the article

Respect for the Netherlands

We shouldn't simply shove off a nation who are, in all truth, significantly weaker than we are. I was given a log about the very element of respect and boastfulness:

"if you were smart you would have waited til after Congress xD"

No, this is not "This should be a fun war. Best of luck!", it's the eUK telling the Netherlands to frerk off - pardon the slight pun as our very own Frerk is Dutch himself. It's the eUK showing that respect is simply not given to our enemies. Despite the situation we currently face ourselves in, would those words have been slightly different now? Just because they are small, does not mean they are not worthy of accomplishing great things. Take Chile for example. If they didn't have a babyboom, Argentina would be the dominant power in South America still. Uruguay is another example, who managed to perform a successful airstrike against Pakistan and continue on to a war against Serbia. When I was country president of Austria, we were able to fend off Italy on two occasions, despite the odds being heavily against us.

Of course, there is the issue of France where respect is not mutual and we seem to do whatever is possible to make sure they get hell and vice-versa (support for the embarrassing treaty between Poland and France; the insulting Commonwealth Agreement that renamed London to Londres when the UK was wiped). The main difference here is that both countries are natural enemies even without the law proposal backing that statement up. Relations between the UK and Ireland were at a very similar point only months before France invaded and went hostile in December 2011. I'd have thought that the whole event regarding that would've turned us into a better nation. Alas, this is not so for the most part. Most of the current leadership had witnessed the French invasion. The thing is, we could actually try being friendlier to them but ultimately, it'd take time and trust, the latter of which nobody has patience waiting for.



Closing remarks

Ultimately, I would like to see eUK diplomacy move away from the position of thinking that we, as a nation, are better than everyone else. Same goes for party politics. If people were truly better than other people, there would be no other opposition. Arrogance is something we simply can't afford to have.

I agree with the motion that we should unified in times of war, where our regions are under threat. However, why does it take for us to be invaded for people to suddenly begin requesting some form of political unity when it wasn't some parties' fault anyway? The parties that didn't elect this government could easily tell the government to frerk off but as I see it, we have a whole host of people keeping the eUK together from all parties. If an actual invasion is our only chance to be politically unified then lord help our nation for the time being. Maybe we need to lose a few regions to show how ridiculous our political system is becoming.

Just a thought.

Thomas.
 

Comments

Thomas765
Thomas765 Day 1,885, 23:14

PERTAMAX

mittekemuis
mittekemuis Day 1,885, 23:21

Respect because we are all humans...
Respect is acceptation there are people with a different view...
Respect because we play a game and sometimes people make mistakes...
Above all Respect yourself.

Ayame Crocodile
Ayame Crocodile Day 1,885, 23:49

I agree with so much of what you've said here Thomas.

Whilst I am definitely one of those who really don't get on with Iain for a large chunk of the time, For instance the debate over the CS system a while back. I know that he has a huge amount of experience and knowledge. No one should be taking the views of others for granted.

Even if you see them as 'opposition', to shrug off criticism without taking it into consideration will only eventually be detrimental to your own cause and that of our entire nation. There are plenty of legitimate concerns that should be taken seriously.

Also;
"I would like to see eUK diplomacy move away from the position of thinking that we, as a nation, are better than everyone else. Same goes for party politics. If people were truly better than other people, there would be no other opposition. Arrogance is something we simply can't afford to have." x2

Never forget: Pride comes before a fall.

lancer450
lancer450 Day 1,885, 23:56

Respect. o7

Jack  Minow
Jack Minow Day 1,886, 00:01

Voted.
The situation between eFrance and eUK is very sad...

Frerk
Frerk Day 1,886, 00:06

Voted because frerk is a meme

coolinbun
coolinbun Day 1,886, 00:08

Thomas with 3 numbers behind ..... o/ :]

nutty fox
nutty fox Day 1,886, 00:20

voted because once again a really good article.

Niemand
Niemand Day 1,886, 00:26

You can only try to get respect between opposing parties. However it will be extreme difficult, particular in the current UK situation. With the many disrespectful actions each day the situation will probably not improve. Also because the citizens are that different in playing style will not help.
Very much patience and trying hard to regain some respect is needed. Patience is not the strongest point for many UK citizens I think...

SvakoDobro
SvakoDobro Day 1,886, 00:41

o7

Madacaion
Madacaion Day 1,886, 04:37

Its all about respect - innit bruv

Sir Humphrey Appleby
Sir Humphrey Appleby Day 1,886, 13:11

Progress through civility

Lady Macbeth II
Lady Macbeth II Day 1,886, 14:02

Thanks for bringing up the topic.
Yet, i am surprised to see this article written by one of the biggest trolls on the eUK political scene.

Thomas765
Thomas765 Day 1,886, 14:06

Trolls?

Elle Roslin
Elle Roslin Day 1,886, 16:26

I'm curious to hear who you think sits in the proverbial middle. One thing I have found is that the parties have different perceptions of who their 'allies' are and where they are on the spectrum.

You are right that we should all be more accepting and open-minded. I can't say that I have ever 'hated' anyone here, although there are viewpoints and actions that I detest. We should all remember that we have never met one another in person (in most cases) and that what you see here is only a small aspect of one's true personality.

Thanks for the interesting article Thomas!

WayneKerr
WayneKerr Day 1,886, 16:46

@Elle, no one is truly in the middle. It's a made up bit of land that we all pretend to want to visit...

Spygon
Spygon Day 1,886, 17:27

So what has Goku done for us as this should be intresting

cenodekaMKD
cenodekaMKD Day 1,886, 18:21

Respect for the article! I think that most of us already forgot the meaning of the word RESPECT.. This is a cruel world and what we do at the moment is transfering our hatred into the virtual one. The "good guys" are rare, yet they exist. : )

Boyde
Boyde Day 1,886, 21:24

Nailed it on the head, but its not becoming it IS

John Rupert Miranda
John Rupert Miranda Day 1,886, 21:59

voted

Neil Lewis
Neil Lewis Day 1,887, 00:49

I lost respect for Iain when he called for a day of inaction [no working/fighting etc] on May 1st to "celebrate" International Workers Day! Considering the country was wiped [or desperately trying to hold onto 1 region] and under occupation by Canada, France & Ireland this seemed to smack of treason, especially from an once&future CP! None of the other countries, quite rightly, observed it, considering the number of battles that were running, so I had no idea what his point was, apart from trolling some old socialist/communist crap!

alexg737
alexg737 Day 1,887, 01:59

You can only try to get respect between opposing parties. However it will be extreme difficult, particular in the current UK situation. With the many disrespectful actions each day the situation will probably not improve. Also because the citizens are that different in playing style will not help.
Very much patience and trying hard to regain some respect is needed. Patience is not the strongest point for many UK citizens I think...

x2

alexg737
alexg737 Day 1,887, 02:01

Thanks for bringing up the topic.
Yet, i am surprised to see this article written by one of the biggest trolls on the eUK political scene.

x2

Malkaiser
Malkaiser Day 1,887, 04:08

Spygon: Worked my ass off for 6 weeks and got 2 weeks of flaming at the end of it as thanks? Making me not want to play anymore.

What have YOU been doing?

Suomii
Suomii Day 1,887, 07:41

I remember when eFrance and eUK conquered eCanada together,then eUK joined ONE...

Girlpower
Girlpower Day 1,887, 14:33

Voted for mentioning the eNetherlands. o/

 
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