Okay well I guess you won't mind if we move his nation strength closer to yours then! You can be closer to him there!
Spoiler: Also forgot to look over his posts a bit here...
You seem to be implying that the Non Grata flag is now yours and that a flag of NG never existed in the first place. Can't quite put my finger on it though.
Could you also be trying to... ABSORB them? Well my mutant friend, you can try, if you feel you're not powerful enough. This alliance is used to clashing heads around here though. Don't freely sentient alliances also have a right to say "no," no matter how "dead" they are or could be (although in the past, lack of consent regarding **other things** was only bounded to within the confines of Non Grata, and consenting friends and allies of Non Grata)? Sadly in all worlds, it seems the burden falls on those still "alive" to respect the wishes of the dead.
Even though it's better to think about the present and the future, we could also speculate just how and why it's come to this...
Only you know the full answers to these sorts of questions. If you don't give the answers though (especially to fair and neutral inquiring minds who want to know), then you're not going to be the one looking so smart. It'll actually have the opposite effect.
Seems Lord Hitchcock has only rejoined the game recently and has only been on the "Non Grata" alliance affiliation for three days, so maybe he hasn't noticed the "About Non Grata" ingame alliance information yet