Department of State
I sat down with the President of eSerbia, Free Area. This is a man with some pretty dramatic history here in the eUS, and based on the fact that he was couped shortly after being elected, it doesn’t look like the drama has stopped.
dmjohnston: I think the last time we spoke, I was CP in eUSA and we were working on the relations with the newly formed Cuba. How long have you been back in eSerbia?
Free Area: Your memory serves you very well! It was great time on Cuba, but after some time I just lost interest in eRepublik and left the game for some time, around 3 years and went to travel around the world working on a cruise ship. Two months ago when I returned to the game I decided to get eSerbian CS and start making some fun ingame.
DMJ: You, probably more than most other eSerbs, have a long history with the eUS. Do you ever miss your time in our country?
Free Area: Sometimes I really miss eUS times. I enjoyed being there more than anything else in this game. Sometimes I regret doing what I did with AMP, but we can’t change our past, only improve future. AMPs are great people and deserve nothing but respect!
DMJ: So you got elected CP this month, but now you've been couped. That's gotta be a good story, right? Tell me what happened.
Free Area: When I returned in game I realized that someone in eSerbia is using hundreds of multi accounts on botnet to vote on elections. I decided to side with parties on the opposite side of those multi voter parties and started fighting for political power and banning multies.There is history of hatred between those two political blocks in Serbia with what I don’t have anything to do, but during elections I somehow managed to remove multi votes from opposite candidate's score(banned 93 multies) and won elections. That culminated and they just couldn’t take fair results and my victory so they abused army and their pack buyer status and started coup which happened yesterday. Now we are putting all our efforts to liberate eSerbia and restore modern civilization heritage such as democracy.
DMJ: I'm amazed that people still bother with multis to maintain control with the game population dwindling so heavily. Do you think eSerbia's politics are more intense than the eUS at this point in terms of wanting to stay in power and being willing to cheat to do it?
Free Area: Me too! Serbia has big problem with multi accounts, but as you could see in my inauguration article, we have banned over 120 for just a month which I assume a damn great job! I think eSerbian politics are just more dirty, not really more intense. People invested a lot in those multies and they can’t afford losing them.
DMJ: Do you think you'll regain control of the executive power before the month is out?
Free Area: I think dictatorship occupation can’t be held for long period. It is very expensive even for eSerbia. Country will lose all its money this way before month ends. I will put all my power in restoring liberty and democracy. Power to the people!
DMJ: Got any secret plans for continuing to erode the opposition's power base?
Free Area: Be sure that we do, however they wouldn’t be secret plan if I reveal them in public haha
DMJ: How much do you love Derphoof?
Free Area: I have special someone and that is Derphoof's mum, therefore Derphoof and me are BFF (Best Friends Forever).
DMJ: What do you think of eUS-eSerbia relations right now? They are certainly better than they were back in the day, but do you think there is a limit to how close our nations will ever become?
Free Area: Back in the day we had much worse relations, now they are getting better, especially when my BFF is CP of USA! Who knows what tomorrow brings, limits move every day. I am looking forward building healthy relations between our great nations and I will send emissary to your country as soon as I solve out internal problems within my country.
DMJ: What are your feelings on God Emperor Dio Brando?
Free Area: In this game I choose to be an atheist!
Things were going very well in the interview, but at this point, I left him with a copy of the Book of Dio and returned to the eUS on my Steamroller.
Free Area did ask me to send his best regards to the eUS.