I have done more for this community in any given year I was a part of it than you have in your entire career, and I will outlast you, this is my third nation total, my second was banned at rank #35 for casualties post Karma, I fight in every conflict I can because the true purpose of this game was not to sit around for 5 years collecting taxes and tech.
When this game was fresh, it was to fight for things that actually mattered more than simply sitting around and dying slowly of inactivity, but because of a suicide pact you agreed to so long ago with NPO it's gotten to the point that it doesn't even matter, several alliances besides NPO individually could roll IRON as has been shown but your inability to deal with things in the lower tiers and due to the spread of NS, most of your alliance is going to do absolutely nothing for the rest of their existence because you'd rather hold onto your husk allies than acknowledge they're dead and toss them aside, and the other half is going to be tech farms that will get demolished every war you fight since the only opposing alliances are those who have been rolled over and over again.
It can certainly be helped that the IRON war machine is efficient at choosing the winning side no matter what allies get screwed over in the process, your history is not one I would be proud of years from now when the plug is finally pulled on this world. What you will never understand, especially in a thread regarding Cuba leaving of all things, is losing is sometimes the better option, keeping statistics in a spreadsheet game from 2005 is probably not something you want to be bragging about. If and when you hit me on the way down, I'm not going to give a !@#$ because it's all meaningless numbers besides casualties.