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[UKGov]UK Today #16, The Irish Region Swap

Day 1,818, 13:33 Published in United Kingdom United Kingdom by eUK Home Office

Hello and welcome to issue 16 of the Ministry of Education's UK Today, the less popular supplement of the Guide To...'s! With Ireland asking to renew the land swap deal we had and the referendum on the issue, today I wrote about that!

Last month the UK and Ireland had a deal where Ireland would get Northern Ireland and Scotland in return for Wexford and Louth. When Talon came to office one of the first things he did was to cancel this deal and return to our original regions so we could focus on the inevitable training war we’d have. Only a few days ago we were contacted by their government again asking whether we can renew the deal so that Ireland can get itself some region bonuses. What we get out of this monetarily is negligible, but it will certainly improve our relations with our Irish neighbour which has certainly been rocky over the last few months but has improved recently. You may be asking then, if there’s no benefit we gain from swapping regions then what’s the point, but we won’t really lose anything if we swap anyway. Diplomacy is the core principle in this deal. This isn’t something the government is taking lightly however, and so it’s been decided that we will hold a referendum over the issue so that you, the people, decide whether this deal will go ahead or not. Over the next few days I’ll be PMing people in the eUK with a link to the form to fill out and the majority will decide whether it’ll be accepted or not, as well as having a few other opinion polls attached to. To the Party Presidents who read this or get a PM, I urge you get your members to vote on this so that they have their say. Tomorrow I’ll publish a Guide To… The Irish Region Swap in which I’ll lay out some history between our two nations and include some current stats and figures courtesy of eGov!

Next, over the last couple of days I’ve been talking to BigAnt and I’ve been putting the census to good use. Most of our population is under level 29 so I have successfully convinced BigAnt to raise the cap to 29 too! I’ve done a few sums and it is pretty viable financially, which certainly is a relief for me. Up until now the cap has been level 24 and of all countries that offer this kind of thing, it’s one of the lowest around which is obvious to see why when you realise the very short time that someone stays at that level. Hopefully he keeps it this way for as long as he is able to! If you’re level 29 or under, and a British citizen, then you can apply for 500 health each day for free by clicking here.

Finally, if you want to get yourself a mentor to help you through the game, or if you want to become a mentor yourself or you just have one question you want answered then fill out this form here. Anyone of any level is welcome so long as they are a British citizen!

As ever, there are various ministries looking for some new help. If you want to join and help the Ministry of Education then you should read this thread and follow what it says. The MoE is all about mentoring new players and writing guides and other things generally to do with education. If Foreign Affairs is more your cup of tea then not to worry, they’re recruiting too! Again, all you need to do it follow what it says in this thread. Foreign Affairs is all about building contacts and getting information from other countries.

We have a brand new mentoring form! Now, if you want to have a mentor, be a mentor or you just have a question you wish to ask then don’t hesitate to take a look at the form here. I’ll be trying to circulate this over the coming month so please pass the link on to people who’ll need it !

As I said a few articles ago, the NHS relies on donations from the public to keep going, so if you have an amount of food clogging up your inventory space, or you’d just like to help support new players, then you can donate to BigAnt, no matter how much or how little we’ll be very grateful for it!

If you missed the last article and want to know about the Military Units of the eUK you can do so by reading the latest Encyclopædia Britannica article by clicking right here.

To read the latest updates about the country over the last couple of days, you can read an article from the CP himself by clicking here

Thanks for reading, and good luck!

Minister of Education


eUK Home Office
eUK Home Office Day 1,818, 13:33

Do you think we should accept the offer?

Bohemond4 Day 1,818, 13:36

No to swap

ePocalypse Day 1,818, 13:37

Nope. Scotland doesn't even offer them a bonus, so even if there is a negotiation to be had (which I'm also against) it should absolutely not involve in giving Scotland away.

Sleep is for the weak
Sleep is for the weak Day 1,818, 13:40

Ireland and UK can work together for greater good 🙂

Horatio I
Horatio I Day 1,818, 13:40

Go for it! I want to start importing Guinness.

Chemical Chaos
Chemical Chaos Day 1,818, 13:40

i think the deal was good, yes the benefit in food bonus was small for larger players,

however new players who only have the start up food company possibly one more will benefit significantly in my opinion as when you only have 140 Q1 food an extra 20 means a lot

i also understand the sentimental values ppl have to keeping scotland and NI but from a game mechanics point of view there is no bonus when we already have the bonuses

ePocalypse Day 1,818, 13:42

There is no bonus to them either in having Scotland Chemical Chaos, so we should keep it.

Chemical Chaos
Chemical Chaos Day 1,818, 13:43

true but a 1 region swap wouldnt benefit us as we can't get fruits with a 1 region link

ePocalypse Day 1,818, 13:46

Then we do a 2 for 1 swap if any. They either want it or they don't. If not, fine by me.

BigAnt Day 1,818, 14:19


Sean Power
Sean Power Day 1,818, 15:00

Creating something from nothing and sharing it for the common good and monetary compensation. Sounds like a great idea.

Viridi Day 1,818, 15:18

We should have a continuous TW.

Niemand Day 1,818, 15:33

2 for 1 swap is good for me (Ireland does not need Scotland). It would work like an continuous TW.
Good to see new players are supported. However maybe it is good to teach them to get enough income to get their own food. Level 29 is quite high.

Sexagenarian Day 1,818, 15:34

No, we will have endless RWs starting

Schoft Day 1,818, 15:53

Region swaps, this will end up in tears. I hope not for you though.

Niemand Day 1,818, 15:53

RW works the same as TW. Only people have to move to the nation involved.

Dannyboy0014 Day 1,818, 19:56

Scotland and NI are what make britain britain...

We may as well be called the kingdom of England, Wales and a bit of Ireland...

Huey George
Huey George Day 1,819, 23:06

The previous region swap deal disrupted the harmony of the eUK and had to be enforced at times with some of our country's best fighters fighting for eIreland (This damage could have been going for the eUK or our allies in real conflict). I think a new region swap deal has the potential to be just as disruptive.

I also agree with Dannyboy0014, Scotland and NI are what make Britain Britain, best we focus on training wars which are easier to manage and take less direct government involvement.

Huey George
Huey George Day 1,819, 23:10

Also holding a referendum and letting the nation decide is a great idea \o/

Kudos, to all involved in deciding a referendum on this key issue was the way to go 07

Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad Day 1,819, 01:01


Sleep is for the weak
Sleep is for the weak Day 1,819, 03:12

What makes you think we would accept 2 for 1 regions swap?
Without Scotland eIreland is like in prison, we can't get out and we can't start attack on any other country , Scotland is more precious for us then NI maybe..

2 for 2. All fair. Common benefit 🙂

WayneKerr Day 1,819, 11:29

Nope. Scotland doesn't even offer them a bonus, so even if there is a negotiation to be had (which I'm also against) it should absolutely not involve in giving Scotland away. x2

Makes me feel dirty to agree with Dan, but he is right...

lancer450 Day 1,819, 11:45

Nope. Scotland doesn't even offer them a bonus, so even if there is a negotiation to be had (which I'm also against) it should absolutely not involve in giving Scotland away. x3

No to the swap.

Kamoris KSC
Kamoris KSC Day 1,819, 15:31

Yes let's accept this offer , let danmoir tank in a pointless battle again!

Dannyboy0014 Day 1,819, 20:05

Nope. Scotland doesn't even offer them a bonus, so even if there is a negotiation to be had (which I'm also against) it should absolutely not involve in giving Scotland away. x4

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,820, 01:15

Scotland gives you access to what exactly? Norway? That's still a prison. I say no the the swap, we can train with someone else, you can do it with Canada.

Neil Lewis
Neil Lewis Day 1,821, 00:53

Nope. Scotland doesn't even offer them a bonus, so even if there is a negotiation to be had (which I'm also against) it should absolutely not involve in giving Scotland away. x5

Makes me feel dirty to agree with Dan [and Iain elsewhere], but he is right... x2

eIreland should join us in TWO [if that ever goes through] before any swap that can be derailed by EDEN

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