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[BA] - Foreign Affairs Manifesto

Day 1,840, 13:59 Published in United Kingdom United Kingdom by BigAnt
[BA] - Foreign Affairs Manifesto

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Righto, moving on to foreign affairs.

Alliance TWO ("The World is Ours"):

As of yesterday we officially joined the newest Erepublik alliance TWO read more about it here. The new alliance has actually been in motion for some time now and mostly consists of our allies from the old alliance. It is made up of several ex-ONE members such as Poland, Serbia Spain and Hungary to name a few.

The new alliance was an easy decision for us to choose and makes perfect sense, simply our closest and most dear allies have joined and so it is a smart calculated move to follow suit.

I think the new alliance will further strengthen our nation and act as a strong deterrent to those who threaten our borders. I fully back the creation of this our new alliance and will continue to support our membership within it.

Ministry of Defence:

Firstly, we need a war, we need some action because we are sat doing nothing and have been for weeks and weeks. Its time we take a little risk if it means people are still interested and active.

Lets face it the current government has warned the public a war at the moment is too risky. I'm sorry but that is part of the game, when is attacking or setting up a training war ever not risky? Furthermore I don't agree with pre-setting a TW without having won an election, its disrespectful.

I Promise if elected, to increase the action and get us some war. The fact is we need to take a little risk and more so now we have an alliance backing us.


OK so I mentioned if money needed to be saved I would cut a few MPPs. This has been stalled with the arrival of our new alliance TWO. Countries may change and so may MPP's so I will monitor this over the coming month.

CTA "Call to Arms":

CTA is costly for us, on average we spend 20k a month just sending out some tanks to those who voted the MoD papers. But I support anything that is given out for free and will continue the CTA.


Now we are in an alliance again, we should see more organised strikes and these will continue if not increase depending on how our allies perform on the battlefield so expect these to continue for the coming months not just a term under myself.

"MU Premier League”

This is something I will personally fund as I think it will again boost activity and the competitive side in most of us. The basics of the "MU Premier League" will be to test MU's not just on strength or numbers alone but also organisation and activity. Showing the eUK the ability to react to a situation and react fast.

I will create a section within my Presidential articles of an updated Premier league for those MU's competing and prizes will be available for MU's to hand out.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

The MoFA has being doing a great job of late, with good informative and up-to-date articles for the population to see and read. I would like to see that continue for the future.

I would however like to see our players get more involved abroad and taking diplomatic roles to strengthen connections over-seas. Finally I will add that I personally am a very Pro-TWO individual, I love where we are at and the great relations we share with countries like Poland, Serbia, Spain, Hungary etc and now Brazil \o. I would welcome these bonds to be strengthen for the future.

Also I want to emphasis the fact we are a good country for players to come and try out. This month a number of our Polish brothers joined to help us, I would like to see more of this in the future.

The fact is our MoFA is doing well, just needs to get more people involved and I've seen a great response for those wanting to help out this month. I would again stress for anyone interested to get in touch and I will find you somewhere to apply yourself.

Want to become a minister? -

1: Send me a PM direct, Some information about yourself, how active you are, do you use the IRC, forums etc and the Position you are applying for.
2: I will go through them all and contact you on whether you were accepting as Minister or not. If not, don't worry those chosen will need help, and that's another chance for you to prove me wrong

So Positions available:

2 x Minister of Defense
1 x Minister of Home Affairs
2 x Minister of Foreign Affairs
1 x Minister of Finance
1 x Minister of Health
1 x Minister of Legislative Affairs

Kind Regards,
Big Ant
UKPP Member and Potential CP candidate.


BigAnt Day 1,840, 13:59

inb4more Bawwwww

WayneKerr Day 1,840, 14:03


UKPP \o/

Talon Karrde
Talon Karrde Day 1,840, 14:07

Good manifesto, I'm on board with everything you've said here.

Talon Karrde
Talon Karrde Day 1,840, 14:08

Well, except that planning a TW is disrespectful.

Sir Humphrey Appleby
Sir Humphrey Appleby Day 1,840, 14:19

I like all of what is said here, though you can't claim any of these are new ideas 😛

best of luck

BigAnt Day 1,840, 14:58

MineCraft My new points are based mainly homeland because that is where the work is needed at the moment. with regards to MoFA

We have a new alliance
Good Allies and friends
Good articles

All we need is more people getting involved, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Lauren Taylor
Lauren Taylor Day 1,840, 15:08

if it ain't broke don't fix it. x2

Grampa Alfagrem
Grampa Alfagrem Day 1,840, 15:18

When you say 'WAR' do you actually mean a proper war or just another pillow-fight with Ireland or Belgium?

BigAnt Day 1,840, 15:24

Alfa for obvious reasons I would never publicly reveal that sort of information it would be silly.

But I can promise more action for this coming month, and the chance for our fighters to get some exp and Medals under there belts.

Emergy Maxfell
Emergy Maxfell Day 1,840, 15:37

We don't have to continue Call to Arms if you don't want to. It does cost us money and is really the only thing we're spending on besides MPPs ((is NHS still privately funded?))

It's certainly not 'targeted' damage for sure, so we might be better served if we took the same number of weapons each day and used them for IRC strikes. (assuming there was someone whose willing to organize and do a good job with it).

Emergy Maxfell
Emergy Maxfell Day 1,840, 15:38

Voted earlier btw


BoatsandHoes Day 1,840, 16:00

voted and will vote on 5th, a few issues I can see arising from TWO but overall bring us a war and I will be happy

lancer450 Day 1,840, 16:10

Voted. I like it. : )

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,840, 16:13

There's nothing to baww about as BigAnt is just promising to do exactly what Talon & CD have been doing.

David Norman
David Norman Day 1,840, 20:38

voted and best of luck

Spite313 Day 1,840, 22:50

UKPP fighting for the status quo

BigAnt Day 1,841, 23:08

The irony is so rich Keers xD

Erik-Ero Day 1,841, 23:10


AdmiralNelson Day 1,841, 23:41

hahaha keers temper tantrum due real soon

Gepard007 Day 1,841, 23:52

v+s, would be glad if you return the favor 🙂

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,841, 00:30

Voted and supported. Was the TWO alliance news and the TW news reported to Congress first? I ask because I am off the forums but would like this clarified please. Thank you

Grampa Alfagrem
Grampa Alfagrem Day 1,841, 00:46

Which TUPer do you think will do the last minute smear artticel this campaign?

Keers, Moir, Behemond.........I'm going for an outside bet of LLC

Bohemond4 Day 1,841, 02:21

I agree with most of whats said principle...though, of course, the methods I support are different.

I don't really see anything different between what you offer and what CD/Talon offers/offered. Other than he already planned a war. And Alfa, I don't mind a pillow fight, we still get our TP medals, we still have the desired war.

Dr Hugh, I believe TWO announced itself first, actually, before we made a move on announcing. I know articles were updated after they released an article.

Bohemond4 Day 1,841, 02:23

Im glad to see you have decided not to remove any MPP's...yet. I think this would be a silly move all told. I would also back a report on the CTA and how much it is costing us (especially if you actually manage to lower taxes) as I'd rather not waste our reserves that have been built up, though I think it is a great thing for members who like to fight but cant make it to strikes on time, or at all even.

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,841, 02:51

Thanks Bohemond, but was the TW announcement made to Congress before it was included in the CD manifesto? As CD is a minister who signed Talons pledge to be neutral I am slightly interested as to which were informed first seeing as he apparently played a pivotal role in the arranging of the TW

Frerk Day 1,841, 05:56

"I would however like to see our players get more involved abroad and taking diplomatic roles to strengthen connections over-seas."
In what way do you want to involve them? When I was MoFA I found that people loathed being an ambassador(Which usually resulted in them just having to google translate government papers) and it was very hard to make their job more interesting.
What I proposed to Wayne when he was still running(And what he was going to incorporate, had he actually ran) was that...

Frerk Day 1,841, 05:59

(cont).. older players like myself who used to be heavily involved in diplomacy etc. teach a small group of newer players(The MoFAs or dMoFAs or however you please) how to do the job, with the older players guiding them. If that means you'll only be able to make, say, 2 new players co-MoFAs with 2 old players helping them then that's still 2 players you help develop to become great players.

Frerk Day 1,841, 06:01

In our example(I'm sure Wayne won't mind me saying this) we had Butjam and somebody else(I forgot who, sadly) as MoFAs with me and Talon guiding them. It's safe, actually teaches people useful skills and doesn't make them feel like they're useless.

Wish erep allowed for bigger comments.

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,841, 06:55

Was the TW announcement made to Congress before it was included in the CD manifesto? Anybody?


Spite313 Day 1,841, 09:48

My point was BigAnt that your party spent months challenging TUP for doing the same old thing, and all you've proposed is a few tiny and insignificant changes to the set-up we built. I take that as a vindication of all TUP stands for. It's not a criticism of your manifesto, I'm glad to see you with sensible policies.

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,841, 10:17

Was the TW announcement made to Congress before it was included in the CD manifesto? Anybody?

As CD signed an pledge to be non partial it does seem strange that he announces Government policies in his manifesto before announcing it to Congress. That and the debacle about NE'ing Russia could make people think he is unsuitable for such a position

Bohemond4 Day 1,841, 10:44

Dr Hugh, the issue with Russia was that he contacted them, and their MoFA said 'this is official'.

What that situation highlighted was how Congress can deny a war if they so choose and how a CP can be challenged by his Congress

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,841, 11:53

A message was still sent by himself to accept the NE against Russia which could have been dangerous and lead to us being wiped.

Anyway, was Congress informed of the TW with Belgium before it was announced in CD's manifesto?

WayneKerr Day 1,841, 15:42

Madacaion, Frerk...

GameChanger Day 1,842, 13:28

It appears that there isn't going to be much policy change, so much for NE's "new eU.K."

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