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A Tear-Jerking Account of My Time in the Independent Aliance

Day 1,937, 12:35 Published in United Kingdom United Kingdom by Matthew.Cox

I was looking through my articles and noticed I've published no pro-Independent Alliance propaganda or anything else about us, for that matter. So I thought I'd write about something that new players might be able to relate to, but really to make myself look good as someone who contributes - that one's for you, Hugh. Consequently, I thought a short account of how my time in the Independent Alliance and how I've been supported is in order. So here it is, in my typical bullet-pointed style (bullet points not included):

1. There's opportunity to advance early on. In the party, being a new player isn't necessarily a disadvantage if you want to get involved in policy making or become a party official. I'd only been a member of the eUK for two days when I became the party spokesman (not to blow my own trumpet, metaphorically, of course) and I think this was possible because of the support I've received. I've learnt an awful lot about the game and how it works, but still have much more to learn about.
2. The nature of the party helps new members to thrive. This point can be broken down in to two more sub-points which are: the democratic nature of the Independent Alliance and the way that everything is so laid back. As I'm sure most of you aware, the Independent Alliance is the only fully democratic party that takes the views of its members on board. We vote for party officials at our monthly conferences, vote for who we want to represent us in congressional elections (in a new preferential point-based system), vote for who we want to support in the CP elections and - most importantly- on policy. This links with the way that everything is so laid back because everybody's voice is completely equal - the Party President's role isn't so authoritative now.
3. Other people seem to agree. The Independent Alliance has been this month's fastest growing party, so we must be doing something right. If you're new or disillusioned with your current party, seriously consider joining the Independent Alliance to get your voice properly heard. I can't stress enough what a joy its been to be a member of the Independent Alliance so give it a try! It's the best thing you'll do in your time in the eUK!


FightAndProduce Day 1,937, 12:38

Hooray for being small parties! w00t!

We've tripled in size,but IA have gone from nothing to around about our size in a month.Good job you guys :3.

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,937, 13:23

Were both awesome...fact

CptChazbeard. Day 1,937, 12:46

Voted o/

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,937, 13:23

Voted, even after a few days your eagerness and game smarts were clear to see. You don't have to be a psychic to see you have a bright future in eRepublik \o/

Great article by the way : D

Mary Chan
Mary Chan Day 1,937, 13:25


Topher Fair
Topher Fair Day 1,937, 13:40

Not exactly right, other parties are also fully democratic:

Matthew.Cox Day 1,937, 13:41

You've become so much more bitter after your election failure. Entertaining.

Topher Fair
Topher Fair Day 1,937, 13:43

Sorry, I was under the impression that this was a polite correction. Most (if not all) eUK parties are fully democratic.

Matthew.Cox Day 1,937, 13:47

I wasn't under that impression, and you'll forgive me for making the assumption that this was another of your frankly rude comments on one of my posts.

Sexagenarian Day 1,937, 16:05

With the exception of New Era, policy there is dictated by Don

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,937, 22:28

Lmao...oh Goku you do make me laugh

AdmiralNelson Day 1,938, 10:00

ow u democratic goku wen uve only just asked ur members wat they think despiet bein over 6 months old.fuckin cretin troll multi cheat

Topher Fair
Topher Fair Day 1,938, 10:18

Not "only just".

AdmiralNelson Day 1,938, 10:19

wen did u start then liar?

Angela Williams
Angela Williams Day 1,938, 10:54

Most parties are democratic, but great article and I wish you and the IA well. Also Alotta is an infamous troll and iliterate player.

And sexgan the second don dictates or does what he wants against the party will be the day I say kiss Holy arse and I walk out.

Ixan101 Day 1,937, 15:21

I think i am considering applyn for a party job...Maybe an intern for a congress men...lets hope they dont want my ass on the table

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,938, 03:28

TUP eh? Well I don't think Iain Keers minds what position your ass is in : D

Strength and Honour

helpmeslack Day 1,938, 15:24

tis so much easier to be fully democratic when smaller, imagine having to PM 250+ people for all those things every month Dx

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,939, 05:42

It'll be done, I wasn't daunted at the thought of it when I was at New Era and won't be now ; )

helpmeslack Day 1,939, 13:02

thats what they all say... : P

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,939, 14:52

Well I'm unique : )

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