The treaty was signed during and with full knowledge of the ongoing, albeit one-sided, negotiations between us and the Mongols at the time. At first, Kaskus said that they had actually signed it before the incident between the Mongols and GOONS occurred, but they just hadn't posted it yet. Then they admitted it was done during the GOONS-Mongols negotiations when Bitburg asked them for help. Are you really going to try to rewrite history again? It was interventionism on the part of Kaskus plain and simple. It is true that we were asking for an amount that was higher than the aid sent to one of our targets because there were multiple packages of aid from the Mongols involved. The Mongols refused to negotiate or even pay any reparations at all - they wanted to fight instead of coming to a peaceful solution. Kaskus, just like now, also made zero attempts to engage us in a meaningful dialogue once they became involved.
And just like now, that was a prime example of Kaskus throwing out the play book over something so mundane and routine that it should not lead to war and then doing everything possible to make sure that it comes to war. Signing the MDoAP was a lame, half-assed and all too transparent attempt at justification for intervening in an ongoing event that would have been resolved peacefully, then taking that simple situation to the brink and beyond for no reason (like your faux morals and principles used then and now) at the expense of your alliance. If Kaskus knew how to conduct diplomacy instead of taking every situation to the extreme, you guys would have done extraordinarily well for yourselves instead of becoming a crater two times in the last year.
I have a dream. A dream where alliances have the right to choose which path to take. They are not bound by social norms and forced to accept terms that they do believe to be fair.
A world where alliances are not judged by choosing to go to war just because the potential damage can be avoided by paying a few million; where nations are not bullied by better connected alliances or alliances with more NS. A world where wars do not need to be all or nothing; with the blessing of most alliances to be involved.
I have tried to work to make strides to that end. In the legion-tetris war and in this current war we see that the entire treaty web must not be activated; and again in this war. But now it hangs on you, alliance leaders. There is no spark to activity like war; save your alliance; save the realm; declare war.
So what are you waiting for? Coalitions are not necessary. If you dislike an alliance, attack. If there is an issue; stand your ground. Do not cower behind false pretenses of diplomacy.
Descend into anarchy.
There is no reason you cannot sign a MDP+ on the brink of war in order to defend your friends despite not having a treaty before. There is no reason you cannot moldavi in when you think an alliance is in the wrong but outguns the target. Might should not make right.
tl;dr Declare war, if you want to. Otherwise its boring except for a select few.
Edited by Unknown Smurf, 07 January 2013 - 12:37 AM.