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Are the alliances in this game divided over political issues (democracy vs. totalitarianism, capitalism vs. socialism, what have you)?

 

I can't find manifestos in any single place, so it is hard to tell the political shape of the world.

 

I'm a new and idealistic nation that wants to be on the side of what it thinks of as "good".

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Alliances are more similar to gangs or tribes, rather than states or political organisms.
IMO the only ideology that isn't just "role play" is neutrality.

There are political structures, though. Some alliances elect their leaders, while other have an hereditarian sort of absolutism, and others adopt mixed statutes (leader-less egalitarian-ism included).

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Are the alliances in this game divided over political issues (democracy vs. totalitarianism, capitalism vs. socialism, what have you)?
 
I can't find manifestos in any single place, so it is hard to tell the political shape of the world.
 
I'm a new and idealistic nation that wants to be on the side of what it thinks of as "good".

I highly encourage you to read the Little Red book. It is this world's most modern and revolutionary manifesto that breaks down power spheres by ideology.

In the most recent war, the World united to face down the threat of neo-imperialism from NPO and her foederati allies. The Revolutionary Order Party is opposed to neo-imperialism and a number of other destabilizing ideologies and supports global unity and stability. Edited by Tywin Lannister
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I highly encourage you to read the Little Red book. It is this world's most modern and revolutionary manifesto that breaks down power spheres by ideology.

In the most recent war, the World united to face down the threat of neo-imperialism from NPO and her foederati allies. The Revolutionary Order Party is opposed to neo-imperialism and a number of other destabilizing ideologies and supports global unity and stability.

 

Awesome manifesto, Tywin! Very helpful.

 

It doens't sound like my nation, Hippyland, belongs in the ROP, though. Would GATO be the closest alliance to a champion of democracy, peace and freedom?

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Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men.

 

The Revolutionary Order Party is not an alliance, comrade. Any Nation of any alliance can be a member. Indeed, all of our members come from different alliances. Our forums are here, same as the book.

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Awesome manifesto, Tywin! Very helpful.

 

It doens't sound like my nation, Hippyland, belongs in the ROP, though. Would GATO be the closest alliance to a champion of democracy, peace and freedom?

 

Tywin is the village idiot, and politics don't really work like that on Bob.  

 

Politics here revolve around the wars we have once or twice a year, and what you think of the powers that be, and what you think about how different alliances have conducted themselves in both recent and ancient history.  And it takes a long time to figure things out, because people refer to different alliances and blocs and events, and it's hard to keep track of who likes who, and who is pissed at whom because of what.

 

You should get some recruitment messages.  Check them out.  Find an alliance that seems like it has active membership, and that has a vibe along the lines of what you're looking for.  Lay low for a while, get involved with your alliance, learn how the things work, pay attention to what's happening with the politics.  Then, when you have a better handle on things, you can always apply to a different alliance if you figure out there's one out there that better embodies what you're looking for.

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My alliance, Kashmir, while not having much to do with traditional politics or ideologies, has a very succinct set of guiding ideological principles designed around the machinations of this cyberverse.

Here are a few links:
http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?/topic/117109-the-kashmir-way/
http://cnkashmir.com/forums/index.php?topic=669.0

We have a lot of internal documents outlining out philosophy but we haven't made many public posts about it. Feel free to talk to any of us, we're pretty much in our own little world when it comes to stuff like this.

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Most alliances are neither good nor evil (or are both) -- they are simply tied into a web of treaties.  The typical global war on Planet Bob starts as either an incident (or pre-planned event) between two-four alliances, and everyone else gets dragged in through a Schlieffen-esque series of treaty ties.  So two alliances, who have absolutely nothing against each other, may end up fighting each other over a cause neither of them gives two !@#$% about.  Really.  That's not even a cynic's view -- that is the truth. I fought the Blue Turtle Alliance as a member of Hooligans, and I don't think any of the guys I fought had any better understanding of why I was was fighting them than I did.  Which was zero.  C'est la guerre.

 

Though not terribly up on CN politics, I can give you a rough idea of the landscape.  Others mileage may vary, but here are some examples.  Someone chime in if I'm way off base.

 

THE NEUTRALS

Don't sign treaties (much), and don't go to war (much)

GPA

TDO

Pax Corvus

GOP

OBR

 

THE RAIDERS

Every world needs villains, and I think these guys would be considered the "black hats" because they have a history of raiding smaller alliances who don't have protection.  Many do this, but these are a few alliances most famous for it.

GOONs

Non Grata

Umbrella (actually not sure how much they raid, but they were allies with the other two and tend to get lumped in)

DOOMSQUAD

 

CLASSIC BAD GUYS

MK

NPO

Kind of known for their villainy, maybe even reveled in it.  MK is gone, however, and NPO has changed I guess.  Still, a frequent insult hurled is "___________ is the new NPO."

 

POLITICAL OPERATORS

These alliances seem to have an "Ends justify the means" vibe.  Not saying they aren't good allies -- they are just political players.

TOP

IRON

C&G Bloc

 

ALLIANCES THAT GENERALLY ENGENDER GOODWILL

Of course everyone thinks they are good guys, but these alliances tend to have an easygoing, lawful, good-guyness to them. Again, your mileage may vary.  And the Good Guys don't seem to win a lot of wars, TBH.

PPO

R&R

MHA

RIA

 

OFF THE TREATY WEB

Some alliances deliberately stay off the larger treaty web, but are NOT neutral.

Kashmir

Kaskus

SRA

URON

 

As a new guy, and a self professed idealist, I would recommend staying clear of neutrals, bad guys, Political operators and off the treaty web types.  Here's where I would go:

You want a big, established alliance?  R&R

You want a smaller, more homey alliance?  PPO

You want something a little off the beaten path?  Kashmir.  Read their charter (or whatever they call it).  If it's for you, it'll speak to you.

You're Indonesian and you want to fight a war every three months?  PM me -- have I got the place for you!

 

I think you really can't go wrong with any of those -- read up on them on the wiki.  All are active, will help you grow and learn the game, and satisfy your professed idealism.  I've fought them all, oddly enough -- maybe that's the best way to get to know someone. Good people.  Welcome to CN.

 

EDITED TO CHANGE CATEGORY NAMES SO REY WILL STOP POSTING ITT 

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