In every political world, there are those who seek to protect and those who seek to conquer. However, in the CN world today, rationality of rulers is dwarfed by the desire to bully smaller nations into submission. Though this is considered natural and an excuse for alliances to start wars, there is a lack of fore thought in general on all sides that makes the George Bush invasion seem sensible.
For example, wars are constantly being declared world wide for unspecified reasons other than general dispute. Though some may find this mildly entertaining, the fact of the matter is nothing is quite like a good old catastrophic war that levels half of the world. The difference is the fighting has a purpose. Meaningless combat is humorous at first but gets old quickly as more and more new players with sizable potential leave because larger nations gang up on them for "Fun". This does not mean necessarily that larger nations are nuking the living crap out of new players. It means new players don't stand a chance against slightly larger new players. It is a slaughter pen of noobs. This was highly evident in the tournament version. Though everything reset every period of days, some new players to it gave up entirely on Cybernations in general. Not just tournament version. The entire game. And after talking with some, they actually would have altered the rankings considerably had they still played. Potential is being dwarfed by brute, dumb force.
Now some may say alliances cover the bases for smaller nations. In a sense yes. However if an Alliance were to play their cards right, they could effectively wipe out the fresh blood of a rival alliance by bolstering their noobs to wipe out the other alliances noobs. This would be an interesting alternative to get hit, get paid, rebuild, get hit, get paid, rebuild.If instead of noob hunting, wars were fought over territory or disagreements. Tech deals already are filled with room for loop holes and cheating deals. If you are an alliance leader, act on behalf of one of your members and demand payment with interest. If it's done right, you'll have quite an interesting war as a pose what some wars are like.
Or even better, team wars. Now I recognize it has been brought up before and one war or arms race I would love to watch would be between Blue and Black teams. Though one has a slight lead, it is only due to the laziness of the other.
In conclusion, I encourage all readers to pay closer attention to how base raider wars are and how interesting it would be to have some hard nosed diplomacy for a change.