March 25 VP Update
Good Morning America!
I am John Largo, the Vice President of the eUnited States of America.
Today I want to update the American people on the analysis of the results of our surveys and the foreign policy decisions that we are facing. I don’t have all the answers, but I want the people to know what is going on in the government.
You may have seen the charts from our two surveys in our President’s papers here and here. Basically we wanted to get the opinion of the non-PTO American population on our foreign policy and understand our population’s opinion on our path forward.
We sent the first survey to the MU leaders of all non-PTO MUs in the eUS. It was up to the leaders of those MUs to determine if their MUs would participate. I was strongly opposed to bypassing the leadership structure of those MUs, as they form the bedrock of our nation’s leadership. I apologize if you were not sent the survey to participate, but this was the best way we could find that would eliminate the skewing of the data due to PTOers and multis. The second survey was sent to the leaders of the MUs that responded to the first survey.
Basically the surveys were designed to understand the opinion of our population from two perspectives, that of alliances on a macroscopic level and that of representative countries on an individual level.
Our first survey confirmed our commitment to our recent Bros; Albania, Russia and Brazil. It showed our population ready to take risks in an aggressive style of play, and it also eliminated TWO as a potential alliance for America (to my personal relief). But we did not have clarity on CoT versus EDEN versus remaining Independent.
The second survey provided a little more insight, but still no clear cut answer. Basically our citizens are evenly divided between the paths of CoT and EDEN, but when you compare each to remaining independent, independence from an alliance wins each time.
From the combined surveys, our citizens were asked essentially do they Love, Like, Indifferent, Dislike, or Despise a particular country. From an alliance perspective, I viewed the positive (combination of Love and Like) as the primary factor and noted a red flag for any country with greater than 33% negative (dislike plus despise).
Albania (Recent Bro,EDEN) 64%
Brazil (Recent Bro, Independent) 74%
Russia (Recent Bro, Independent) 72%
Macedonia (CoT) 19% Red Flag 41% dislike/despise
Greece (EDEN) 50%
Croatia (Old Bro, EDEN)56%
Chile (CoT) 34%
So what does all this information mean?
Well the eUS will have to make a decision in the next 30 days. We are currently a trial member of CoT, and the vote for our full membership will come shortly. We need to be prepared to decide to join or reject CoT, just as CoT needs to make the same decision for us.
I will tell you this. The government has not made a decision yet, and is split just as our population appears to be from the survey results. So what follows are pros and cons we are considering.
• ATO is our biggest concern as a nation and CoT has not provided ATO voters in any significant numbers to compare to our bros in Albania and Russia. The notable exception is Mexico (who is taking a good first step to AmigoBro status).
• Many CoT member countries have MPPs with Serbia, who is eAmerica’s longtime enemy and whose citizens are one of the largest conspirators in the attempted PTO of our nation. Serbia is such an unspoken enemy of eAmerica, that we will have a hard time joining an alliance that calls them friends.
• Of the CoT nations we selected for our poll, Chile was the most favorable with only a 34% rating. Behind all the non-CoT countries.
• Of the nations we included in the survey, Macedonia was the only “Red Flag” nation who had a greater than 33% unfavorable opinion.
• Almost ⅔ of our nation would rather remain independent than join CoT.
• Mexico has grown much closer in these past few months, and is doing an excellent job helping us combat the PTO.
• It could be argued that our trial membership in CoT has held our enemies at bay, as both Serbia and Poland sit at our doorstep, but have chosen not to invade as of yet.
• Reunites us with former Terra buddies Chile and Bulgaria
So as I said before, eAmerica faces a tough decision in the coming month.
My message to CoT is that this alliance needs do more to win over the hearts of the eAmercian people to succeed. eAmerica will likely get a gold mine, and thus we will be attacked. I encourage CoT to show their dedication to eAmerica in defending our borders. I encourage greater participation in the ATO movement. I would like to see a distancing from Serbia/TWO, and a willingness to be a standalone alliance.
My message to the eAmerican people. Keep an open mind. The survey results demonstrate our loyalty to our friends, which is something every alliance should desire, and our battle statistics show that we are nation that every nation in the game should want on its side. We are a valuable commodity, and any alliance should want us. The government is giving CoT the opportunity to win us over, and I hope you give them the same chance. But if they do not value us enough to try, then expect a change of direction in the near future.
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