James S. Brady Press Room
In this edition of the WHPR....
1. TERRA Debate
2. PP Guest edition
3. American Spotlight
As you should be fully aware of, due to the previous WHPR and the fact that it’s been in the social sphere for about a good week, Brazil has decided to leave TERRA, citing personal conflicts and problems with the leadership. Considering these troubles with the internal practices of TERRA, they believed that the best course of action would be to officially leave the alliance, but remain allies with the main countries in TERRA. Be sure to recognize the fact that Brazil is not changing sides in the conflict with ONE, merely exiting the existing TERRA leadership structure. Brazil has stated that they are moving in a new direction under their current national administration, and will begin focusing on more goals that will deal with their difficulties in ways that they could not under TERRA.
This event has sparked a new debate in the United States. Considering the fact that Brazil was one of the main pillars of TERRA, how should their departure affect the United States? What sort of reaction should we have to this extremely serious development?
Generally speaking, three main points of view have developed in the manner of how we should proceed on the International Stage.
1. Stay the course, Fix the Problems.
President Israel Stevens is the main proponent of this course of action, as evidenced in his recent article on the subject. While Brazil may have left TERRA, they have dedicated their support to the member countries of TERRA at multiple instances throughout the process. Understanding that Brazil’s departure was primarily based upon problems with the leadership structure, instead of the countries themselves, we can be confident that they will remain our allies throughout the conflicts on the International stage. Therefore, instead of declaring TERRA a failure and taking a radical option, the United States should exert its influence as one of the primary Terran nations and work towards fixing many of the problems that exist within the structure. While these issues will be difficult to fix, they are by no means impossible barriers to overcome. Supports of this strategy content that too radical of an approach towards this issue could upset the incredibly fragile balance of power between TEDEN and ONE forces, resulting in an unfavorable military situation for the United States.
2. Let the Ship Sink
Glove is the main voice of this policy, arguing that without Brazil, TERRA has reached a point of no recovery. Therefore, the United States should look towards other foreign policy options, such as Neutrality or even an entirely new alliance, and focus primarily on establishing strong personal relationships with other countries, as to ensure situations like this can be prevented in the future. This viewpoint is bolstered by the contention that Eden has been mistreating Terra on multiple fronts, and that the TEDEN alliance is based primarily on the fact that one side would die without the other, but since Eden is the stronger of the two, it’s concerns have been placed before those of TERRA. This option is similar to that of the eUSAs original departure from Eden, nearly two years ago. While viable, it presents a very precarious military situation, and relies on the United States remaining good friends with both Eden, and it’s previous Terran allies, as to ensure it’s own survival.
3. Wait and See
RizonPT published an article with this sort of mentality, mentioning the fact that Terra is not the only problem having difficulties with it’s member nations. ONE has recently had difficulties with it’s own members, specifically Spain, and we have yet to see the International ramifications of these difficulties. It is possible that we’re about to enter a period wherein the alliance structure is changed up, and seeing as many of the options that the United States has diplomatically are checked by the fact that ONE overpowers us, we shouldn’t act until we’re absolutely sure of the International circumstances. Ex. Many people talk negatively of the idea of a third alliance, due to it’s necessary reliance on Eden to survive against ONE. However, if ONE becomes less powerful, the idea of a third alliance becomes more viable. Therefore, we can’t count out an idea until we know what’s going on.
Whatever the United States chooses to do in this situation, one thing should remain clear. Although Brazil might not be in our alliance anymore, they are still our allies and trusted friends. We shall support them in their goals, as they have pledged to support ours.
As for me personally, I think another Terran might've put it better than I could have.
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Or die trying, if that's what it takes, because some things are just worth fighting for."
PP Election - Guest Editorial - Ishamael Naeblis
USA experienced one of its most interesting Party President elections in a while on the 15th with several close races in several key parties.
The USWP experienced a surprise race between Alexander_Auctoritas, the party backed candidate and MT2X, a relative unknown, culminating in an Alex win with 39% of the vote. Because of miscommunication, the AMP wasted several votes which could have been used for ATO purposes leading to a close race between John Killah, the primary and eventual winner and Haliman, the party founder and father-figure of the AMPs. Compared with the top two, elections in iNCi and the Federalists were relatively peaceful, with Kemal Ergenekon and Twisted-Pixel both able to win their respective constituencies easily. The Republican Liberty Caucus also had a pretty close election between Dutch Marley and Dennis McVicker which was characterised by mudslinging on both sides with both calling the other a threat to the party. It culminated in a Dutch Marley victory with over 60% of the vote. After such an intense bout of voting for the PP elections, we can expect more sparks in the upcoming Congressionals on the 25th, so stay tuned America!
As Secretary of Media, I’m going to abuse my power to plug one of my favorite newspapers, and hopefully one of yours when you give the articles a bit of a read (Or skim, they’re bloody long).
Former WHPR Writer, lecturer in Bogdanovism, and overall phenominal writer, Phoenix Quinn, published an article entitled, Survive and Thrive in eRepublik, Psychogeography, wherein, he expounds on the idea of controlling your own eLife, finding philosophical undertones in a game that most people believe has no more depth than a kiddie pool. The article deals primarily with the idea that you define your own existence in this game, a concept that many of us tend to forget after a few months of being told what to do, whether it be in a party, MU, or ect. Overall, PQ is the most deserving of a Media Mogul Medal writer that I’ve encountered in this game, and I would definitely buy him one (Like everyone else) if I didn’t care that he would kill me if I sullied his reputation by doing so.
Mobile Infantry Officer, Heather Fuchs, published an article in the ‘MI Spotlight’ series, complete with an interview of a well known MI oldfag.
The Department of Education published an article detailing how a new Player can get started in this crazy conflagration that we call an Economic module. Hopefully it helps some of them out, because Buddha knows that I can’t understand the bloody module.
EZCO Commander and well known Federalist, Gnilraps, posted a slightly satirical article drawing attention to the newest form of rule breaking, brought on by the recent changes in the Military module. I would say that this would hopefully turn the admins attention toward this obvious gold farming, but that would be assuming far too much.
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