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The Economist ~ Unity

Day 2,403, 12:40 Published in Poland Poland by Iain Keers



Dear friends,


Five and a half years ago when I joined this game, I did it because the political sim side of things interested me. When I was born in Yorkshire, UK, the first thing I did was join The Unity Party. At the time it was the third party of the UK. Small and prone to compromise between the heavy hitters of the day, TUP’s only attraction to me was that it’s ingame political alignment (centre-left) reflected my real world political alignment at the time.

Over five years I watched, and helped, as some of the UK’s most famous players passed through it’s ranks. TUP steered the UK through it’s golden age between July 2009 and the end of V1, and then into the sunset as the UK and nations worldwide began the slow decline that continues to this day.

A few articles ago I warned that if the admins didn’t fix the game, smaller communities would begin to die off. Though it’s still alive and kicking, I feel that the UK has passed that nadir now. With more than sixty Serbian PTO accounts in the country (I’ve heard estimates between 60-120), roughly aligned with a party who is letting still more in, it seems inevitable that it’ll all be over soon. When TUP, the UK’s largest and most influential party, was PTO’d it was really the end for me.



I could have stayed, and many will do. To fight back. I might have done so myself, if the rest of the UK community wasn’t so divided. Even in the sure knowledge that next month one of their parties will be taken, they prefer to fight amongst themselves rather than unity to block their enemy. So rather than fight the inevitable, I decided to draw a line under the situation and make something new.

Towards the end of it’s long life, TUP began to gather more and more influential folk from around the world. It’s strong UK contingent attracted a strong international membership. Some months we had 2 or 3 CPs around the world. This internationalism for me was one of the great things about TUP in it’s last days, a feeling of brotherhood with people of every nation- yes including Serbians, Romanians and other members of “enemy” countries who nevertheless respected and supported the eUK’s traditions.

If I was going to make something new, it would have to continue the legacy of TUP whilst at the same time capturing the spirit of internationalism that for me built it from simply a great UK party to a global movement. That concept- of a global movement of players who support and work with each other across the varied fields of journalism, finance, politics and war- is something I will support until I finally bow out of the game.



And so, Unity. The Military Unit was born on the 17th of June, just two days ago. Already we have 38 members, with 30 CP medals between them, from a half dozen separate countries. We have more experience of local, national and alliance politics than many countries can boast, and we want to take that to the next level and bring ever more players into our circle.

What’s more, it’s not just an oldfag club. The MU is dedicated in the same way as TUP was to nurturing young talent- players who are ambitious and want to take advantage of the leg up that the advice of those mentioned above can give. Not to mention, supplies, introductions, and financial benefits. Oh and supplies of course, should you need them.

Nor is this unit purely military. Sure, we are rapidly approaching the top 10 units in Poland, but our goal isn’t to do damage, though that’s nice. Political support for governments who ask for our help, economic support for our members and of course military support through targeted CO are all part of our portfolio. We are here not to just make damage, but to make world-beating players. Think about it as a finishing school.



If this sounds like something you are interested in, find me on IRC under “Spite” or “Iain_Keers”. I’d be glad to talk to you about it, and whatever country/background you come from you’ll be judged equally.



Iain




Ps. Hi trolls!
 

Comments

Iord farhan
Iord farhan Day 2,403, 12:40

o7

BigAnt
BigAnt Day 2,403, 18:53

Cry cry cry...

True Colours shown this week. You were in UK for one thing.. yourself.

Now you and your "crew" have been kicked once and for all. No more medals.. you leave. Nobody in UK is surprised.

Iord farhan
Iord farhan Day 2,403, 18:58

Heading for a wipe, BigAnt sucking up to hostile countries and still getting no response for them despite having a 80 % Serbian population which he managed to bring in for getting political power. Much fun.

Where did I put my pop corn again...

ps there is no such thing as working for UK now because it is mainly the country of Serbian PTOers, thanks to you.

BigAnt
BigAnt Day 2,403, 19:11

WAR CP for a month full of war... im going to enjoy this

Iain Keers
Iain Keers Day 2,404, 00:00

Hi troll! How's your bridge?

Mr Knee
Mr Knee Day 2,404, 00:24

Cry, cry, cry?

What is the difference between what Keers is doing and what you did in crying off to Ireland? The only difference is that I suspect Keers won't actively attack the eUK...

fm2008
fm2008 Day 2,404, 02:49

Keers, why so bitter?

Niemand
Niemand Day 2,404, 04:22

Nobody kicked a "crew" out of eUK. It seems some did leave because it was not that pleasant to stay (it is a game you know). Liberty is fighting for the alliance eUK is in, Your lot (British Army/New Era) decided to fight for the enemy of eUK. Not that surprising because you cheat and lie and are a opportunistic party hopper.
Now you can win elections with eUK "friends". they are good organized. They will use you as long as they need you. Have fun the coming month.

Magic
Magic Day 2,403, 12:42

Good luck, Iain.

sepherem00
sepherem00 Day 2,403, 12:45

o/

Bogohulja
Bogohulja Day 2,403, 12:46

Oldfags MU Logo is nice, though.

Invalidation
Invalidation Day 2,403, 12:48

Impressive

jedimindtrick
jedimindtrick Day 2,403, 12:49

V

Helen Moon
Helen Moon Day 2,403, 12:49

Good luck dear
@}-}---

Zaphod the Kinky Psychopath
Zaphod the Kinky Psychopath Day 2,403, 12:50

lol

Kravenn
Kravenn Day 2,403, 12:50

Hail Unity

Perry Rhodan
Perry Rhodan Day 2,403, 12:50

Unity o7

Romy.TR
Romy.TR Day 2,403, 12:52

Good Luck

metalikcry
metalikcry Day 2,403, 12:53

votado
GL

Talon Karrde
Talon Karrde Day 2,403, 12:53

Proud unity member o7

CptChazbeard
CptChazbeard Day 2,403, 12:56

meh

tasos maximous
tasos maximous Day 2,403, 12:57

Good luck

Dr.Montecristo
Dr.Montecristo Day 2,403, 12:57

You will be like the A Team?

NLSP
NLSP Day 2,403, 14:55

If you have a problem...
if no one else can help...
and if you can find them...
maybe you can hire...
Unity!

Starring:
Iain Keers as John "Hannibal" Smith
Kravenn as Templeton "Faceman" Peck
Dan Moir as Bosco Albert "B. A." Baracus
MaryamQ as H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock

and many more Guest Stars like Count Dracula, Perry Rhodan, Talon Kerrde, Prophet009, Diakun, Lord Farhan, ...

Dr.Montecristo
Dr.Montecristo Day 2,403, 15:45

Coming soon to cinemas!
It sounds nice ;p

Dan Moir
Dan Moir Day 2,404, 13:27

LOL, trust me to be the badass.

Vesk0P
Vesk0P Day 2,403, 12:58

voted, let's try

TheUnit Yack
TheUnit Yack Day 2,403, 13:00

o7

Wild Owl
Wild Owl Day 2,403, 13:01

Good luck mate

Anekt0d
Anekt0d Day 2,403, 13:02

v

Utat
Utat Day 2,403, 13:09

o7

MarkTD
MarkTD Day 2,403, 13:15

good luck o7

Jayxm
Jayxm Day 2,403, 13:24

Unity through strength o7

GregoryG
GregoryG Day 2,403, 13:25

uUu UNITY uUu

Piolun
Piolun Day 2,403, 13:30

gl hf

Grainne Ni Mhaille
Grainne Ni Mhaille Day 2,403, 13:32

A change is as good as a rest. G'luck.

LS HQ
LS HQ Day 2,403, 13:56

v

ahava3233
ahava3233 Day 2,403, 13:56

Ya know...sometimes I wonder if it's not Plato that is destroying this game, but rather a bunch of PTOers who are killing the balance :v.

green is new red
green is new red Day 2,403, 14:08

dlaczego nie rozumiem co on napsał?

Destriant
Destriant Day 2,403, 14:10

Unity! o/

Mr. Wonka
Mr. Wonka Day 2,403, 14:12

Unity is strength \o/

Mr Woldy
Mr Woldy Day 2,403, 14:28

Good luck buddy

Best of luck!

tucan619
tucan619 Day 2,403, 15:26

good luck spite!!

Mr Drecha
Mr Drecha Day 2,403, 15:27

Good luck!

Rory Winterbourne II
Rory Winterbourne II Day 2,403, 15:27

Good luck o7

Niemand
Niemand Day 2,403, 16:07

Unity is Strength o7

Bohemond4
Bohemond4 Day 2,403, 16:13

Unity is Strength!

MaryamQ
MaryamQ Day 2,403, 18:40

Unity is strength. Unity is also fun!

Drakantas
Drakantas Day 2,403, 22:22

You can not be the greatest politician but i enjoy every article that you've made.

 
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