So, I know we've all heard Starfox say it, and I believe I've heard
it echoed by a few others in recent times. All the great leaders are
gone! There are no statesmen left! Without them, nothing can change.
It's true, most of the great iconic leaders in Planet Bob's history are long
gone, never to return. Only a few remain, and their involvement is
minimal. Of course, it wasn't just the great leaders, a lot of people
left. I believe our world's population was nearly 50,000 at it's peak,
how many of those were great and iconic leaders? A dozen? Two dozen?
Let's go ahead and assume there were about 50. That's what, .1%? Yes,
point one percent. Oh, but there were many who were just semi-famous,
but still really good leaders you say? Well, whatever. Let's say there
was 2000 respectable leaders, that's still just 4%.
Now there are only 11,398 current active nations on Planet Bob. I think it's
safe to say the leader to nation ratio hasn't changed much. I do not
think it is a lack of intelligent, creative and ambitious leadership
that is the cause of the perpetual, slow decline of our population. No
one has it harder than the leaders of today. In the beginning new
nations flooded in with ease, now they trickle in. Planet Bob itself was
constantly evolving, new technologies brought us nukes, wonders, spies,
navy and more, now we struggle to find room for improvement. Where once
there was enthusiasm there is now gloom and doom.
Yet, despite it all, we have slowed the bleeding. You might, rightfully, credit this
in part to us simply hitting a wall, but it is also in part thanks to
the hard work of many nations, putting in the hours trying to recruit
new nations, and keep the ones we've got. If you want to turn this slow
bleed into a recovery, I suggest you find those nations who are still
active, enthusiastic, and ambitious and join them. Be the change you
want to see in the world. If there is any chance for any level of
recovery, that is it, it certainly isn't sitting around and complaining
about how things used to be.
tl;dr There are still people out there making an effort, quite a few of them in fact, and those people will make an impact in the these later years of Planet Bob, but if you want real recovery, you're going to have to really pitch in.