I'm always up for some chaos. But this latest move---I'm not so sure if its chaotic or miscalculated.
What does America in CoT imply?
Well, let me list nations I like in CoT.
Bulgaria, Chile, Japan, South Korea, and I even like the idea of Indonesia as an ally.
But reality---if we were to join CoT, we'd be stuck with nations like Mexico, Peru, FYROM, and New Zealand.
Peru and New Zealand are basically satellites of ex-ONE countries and Mexico is (or at least should be) our backyard. We should keep Mexico wiped to prevent their citizens from developing, to get our bonuses, and to establish Hegemony over the North American continent. And I refuse to call FYROM Macedonia because it is really a Greek region (something you'd have to unlearn to gain FYROM's liking).
But furthermore, good relations with Chile and Bulgaria imply bad relations with Argentina, Turkey, and Greece.
Greece is one of our oldest allies and we have a long history with them. Turkey is a progressive nation and our relationship with them has evolved as time has passed. And Argentina has mixed relations with us, especially ever since they have found their new home in Eden and we've grown more distance from that alliance.
Joining CoT would edge us closer towards warmer TWO relations---if we joined the alliance is as of now.
But Indonesia will never drop its TWO MPPs, I assure you, so keep dreaming. Bulgaria won't either. Nor Mexico, Peru, nor New Zealand. Only FYROM has shaky relations with TWO (mostly Poland), but they have too many common allies in TWO to jeopardize their position.
So really, we lose more by joining CoT than we would if we stayed alliance-less. However, personally I don't think its a bad idea to have warm relations with Bulgaria, Chile, Japan, or South Korea, but neither of those nations really benefit us geopolitically. So in my opinion, it is a bad move to consider joining the alliance, but not a bad idea to warm relations with some members.
As I've been watching our foreign policy change from month to month, I really am at a lost at what the top dogs are planning, we've gone from Eden, pro-Eden, Terra, pro-Eden, CTRL, now CoT?
Granted, our situation is complex. We've realized EDEN as an alliance is not in our interest for a long time, but key members such as Turkey, Greece, and Argentina may be in my opinion. Unfortunately due to their alliance politics, they also conflict our other interests.
We've grown distant from Croatia and Romania as of late. Not because we dislike Croatia, but because our leaders want to break our Eden-dependence. We certainly do not like Serbia or Hungary. But we aren't crazy about Romania nor really want anything to do with them since they are the epitome of Eden bad politics to a lot of us.
As far as our MPP structure should go, while it is clear CTRL failed, we should continue to have good relations with Spain in order to secure our Eastern Flank, but I also believe we should MPP France & Germany since it is clear Poland has no interest in leaving its TWO agenda. Both those nations, while small, have been routinely loyal. We should continue to keep Indonesia as enemy to give us a playground. We should stop epeen measuring with Canada and renew our bond with them (they too are in a similar situation as us). We should also keep our bond with Australia and South Africa strong to strengthen our position versus Indonesia and our Pacific Flank.
These are just my thoughts, feel free to discuss your opinions.
After all these foreign affair shifts, and with only one true best friend, Brozil,
I'm starting to feel like we are following Turkey's model of foreign policy.
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