Greek Ministry of Health
Salutations House of EDEN,
After the last Q&A article we received a lot of questions about the how and why behind the eCroatia-eIndia conflict, and what the position of EDEN is in the situation. Currently there are huge sentiments of animosity and outrage of the people on both sides, due to, for the most part, lack of information and exposure to high-level propaganda. As most other countries could only read part of all articles via the shouts, which are by nature biassed, we feel the need to adequately inform the Brotherhood about the situation. We will try to give you a neutral perspective on the story, starting with trying to give an unbiased approach as to why and how this situation developed:
eCroatia and eIndia have been long-time friends and allies, both being EDENminded. For well over 2 years, there never was any conflict worth mentioning and when Croatia moved to eIndian regions about 5 months ago, it was in good understanding and with mutual consent. Even though India has impressive funds and no need for the regions, eCroatia initially offered a fee per region of 20,000cc, later to be reduced to 80,000cc for 5 regions altogether. As a brotherhood, we think it is a sad case to see that a substantial amount of ~750,000cc was used to win the Jammu & Kashmir battle against eCroatia. Especially since eCroatia’s only intent was to simply have what was agreed upon, and signed off by both governments.
The rental agreement between eCroatia and eIndia
eCroatia and eIndia had a renting agreement for 5 regions. After new missions from Plato, they had some Training Wars and after that the region of Karnataka, not needed by both sides, but also not under the agreement, remained eCroatian. In last months CP term eIndia asked eCroatia to return the region of Karnataka. Problems started when the eCroatian government tried to return it a few times but failed due to TP hunters and some independent MUs. Though eCroatia got words of understanding from eIndian side, their CP, understandably, was not very happy because of this.
How eIndia chose to leave GEA (Garden of Eden)
India had been in GEA for some time. But over time their situation grew more and more difficult (also due to enemies gaining both in strength and numbers) and they were more and more influenced by several antiEDEN elements. When Indonesia put an NE on eCroatia, eCroatia had obvious problems with containing the Indonesian/CoT armies and in the end, eIndia lacked trust in EDEN for their protection. After a referendum they decided to leave pro-EDEN side. Some proCoT elements in their government started talks with the opposing block (this became abundantly clear when later some high level CoTWO players showed great knowledge of ind-cro problematics), which led to expiration of all pro-EDEN MPPs except Argentina.
How eThailand and eIndonesia got involved
A new problem occurred when their neighbors in eThailand decided they wanted eIndia's cattle resources, and eThailand used its influence to stop eIndia from getting closer to CoT. During these events, the Cro-Indo war progressed to a point where Indonesia was removed from the eIndian subcontinent, and eCroatia was left with Gujarat, Madhy Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Thailand NE'd eIndia and advanced south in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, where eIndia showed some measure of success against their longtime enemies.
The need for NE to carry out the agreement
As per eCro-eIndia rent agreement, eCroatia still had rentrights on Maharashtra and should have been given the possibility to take this region. For this to happen and follow through on the agreement (which was unbroken by any side at the time), it was necessary that either or both sides would NE each other. Logically, it is unwise for a country in this position to go sign MPPs that clash with the MPPs of the other country, since you lose them the minute you NE. India unfortunately did this. Probably to go to war with Thailand, however, their timing was off.
How eIndia declined and relations turned rightout hostile
From what we know, eCroatia repetitively asked for this NE to happen. Even before, when the war with Indonesia was going bad, they went through diplomatic channels to ask India to NE them in order to escape north. India declined, time after time. Even Croatia understood that India wanted to secure their regions. However, the mere fact they had talks with both sides, left pro-EDEN side and were not open to any kind of negotiations, made talks and relations turn more and more hostile.
Where do we stand now, in terms of relations?
eIndia signed MPPs with ePoland, eFYROM, eBulgaria, eSlovenia and eSpain, what effectively means they are strongly moving towards CoT/TWO. There are some people in eIndia advocating returning to the table for serious talks, as they see that the situation was drastically overblown. There are others in eIndia who welcome the new situation...
Could we have done things differently?
The fact eCroatia made a diplomatic mistake is notable and they apologized for that. If eIndia was serious about repairing their long-time good relations with eCroatia, this would have been an opening into new negotiations and the current war could have been avoided. Even now, the current eCroatian government are open to talks again. However, it seems eminent that India isn’t.
From EDEN perspective, we still consider India a long-time friend, but we support eCroatia whatever the turnout will be of events. Even in a brotherhood, there is room for doubt and if eIndia decides to move pro-EDEN again, we are more than willing to offer the help of our new EDEN FA team to work out this conflict. EDEN deeply regrets the events that occurred between our brothers, and we have faith that both sides can and will come to a reasonable solution of the current situation, and hopefully one day, side-by-side, fight like the brothers they were for years.
Victoria aut mors!
EDEN PR team
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