Yesterday marked the anniversary of the first time Argentina defeated Chile. It coincides with Chile's Independence Day on 18 September and War Heroes Memorial Day on 19 September (similar to ANZAC Day). This event is marked with a dedicated IRC room and promises of so much damage that the sheer excess brings tears for the indulgent waste.
Australia was obviously a little excited. Chile solely occupy our regions and this bodes well for our first Resistance War win. Australia have been digging an escape tunnel with a teaspoon in the faith that freedom is attainable. We are under duress. Our resources are squeezed.
What we did not factor in was an ally contribution to this burden. Based upon our interaction with Argentina this week:
a) Argentina only fight if they start the RW - no Gold, no play.
Argentina only fight if they are given weapons - no free Rank, no play.
c) Argentina only fight if they gain territory - no land, no play.
It seems not even their hatred for everything Chinchilean allows them to get past base self-interest. Our help to rally allies for them not a month ago meant nothing. Argentina won us all of 10 points - perhaps. This from a nation that claims to own Chile?
I begin to understand why Brazil grow weary of their constant whining and fair weathered friendship when they lose wars they start. Their detractors in EDEN are justified in observing that Argentina makes no significant contribution if they don't have to. It also seems that all Australian efforts for Argentina mean nothing in the face of immediate gratification and gain. Why would anyone want an ally like this?
Needless to say, I am underwhelmed by Argentina.
Survivor of Australia
TL;DR Argentina can not into Chile.
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