Death and Taxes
In the meantime, China declares war on Spain here: http://www.erepublik.com/en/main/law/China/121775 As you know, thanks to the previous government we have an MPP with Spain and pretty much every other country that will fight with Spain in this war.
So yet again, we find ourselves caught in the middle. In the meantime you can read my out-of-date article, still relevant in most parts
Yesterday was a good day to be an eIndian. It was a good day for Circle of Trust and also for TWO. It was a bad day for Croatia, and a very bad day for EDEN.
It reinforces the global viewpoint that the EDEN alliance is failing. It emphasises that EDEN is concerned primarily with 'the chosen few' and that these 'chosen few' dictate EDEN policy above all others. It was not always thus. When I joined eRepublik TEDEN was a just and vengeful alliance, bringing justice to the world by defeating bullying hegemonic powers - you know who you are!
So that's it then, isn't it? All mapped out for us eh? We'll go ahead and join CoT/TWO, because don't forget, you can't have ONE without the other. Then, with the help of CoT/TWO we will drive out Croatia from our homeland and then aid CoT/TWO in their current plan of wiping China from the map.
Then we'll live happily ever after with all our neighbours in bliss and harmony...we'll be ONE happy family
Anybody feeling uneasy about this? Seems a bit false? I mean, we know Serbia don't want Croatia wiped as this would lead them to start annoying high-level RW's in the Balkans, and be a massive damage drain on Serbian resources.
Then there's the issue of India being renowned to be both loyal and a good friend. Not much of a friend to China then if we join CoT? We keep hearing the same people advocating joining CoT saying that we will always be friends with China. Well I'm sorry, you can't have both.
But before we have a discussion on all this, we need to pause for a while. We can pause because we have 72 hours before we renew our conflict with Croatia. Not only do we have the initiative, we also have a new government to deal with. So what I'm going to do now is set out a roadmap as I see fit for India.
You might disagree with me on the road and on the map. That's fine. But what this article is designed to do is to give you an idea about how you go about resolving the issues this conflict has caused, and how, no matter what decision is finally made, no-one can complain about how the verdict was reached.
Ready? Right, let's go:
First we need to strike a peace deal with Croatia. Nothing complicated like changing regions and land swaps and non-aggression pacts or the like. We simply need a cessation of the current conflict by agreed upon 'no natural enemy' proposals.
With a peace treaty in place, this gives the two nations time to get their collective acts together, ensures neither government makes hasty decisions, and allows us the opportunity to get the next part of our roadmap in place.
For this country to make a qualified decision, it needs information. My main and most vocal criticism over the last couple of weeks, has been the appalling attitude that just a few people can make decisions, without informing eIndians and allowing a discussion of decisions beforehand. We have been on a roller-coaster of reactive rather than pro-active actions. This must stop
The government should set up a committee of trusted citizens to gather information on what alliance we should join, and just as importantly, what the consequences will be should we do so.
For example we can:
Join CoT but not sign MPP's with TWO
Join CoT and sign up TWO MPP's
Join Asgard or form a CoT-type alliance with EDEN loyalties
Obviously some of these options are implausible, but they are still options. We can't join CoT just because it seems the most practical, but we can join CoT if we compare it to these other choices and people make a democratic, informed choice.
So this committee will present a document to the citizens of India about what choices there are, and what the implications may be.
For example, did you know that in order to join CoT you need a 66%+1 majority in either Congress or as a referendum? Even then CoT may decide not to let us join. Which brings me to the next part:
In order to ensure we don't have the almighty mess we had in the last 'let's leave EDEN'
Whatever decisions and what menu of options are available for an alliance, it must be brought to the people to decide.
Courage India, trust your people.
That's it! Three simple measures to take to calm the current situation, inform the people of what options we have and their consequences, and a proper referendum to allow all to have their say.
Now. Is that too much to ask?
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