WA Delegate: The Principality of Fralinia (elected 79 days ago)
Founder: The Federal Republic of Empress Luna
Embassies: Apple Farmlands, The Ancient Empires of The World, Pony Lands, Equestria, The Empire of Friendship, Dash Clan, United Nations of Fail Earth, Trojans, Prussia, Orbital Friendship Cannon HQ, Angels of Derp, NS April Fools Day Jokes, The United San Diego States, Minecraftia, Leninist Russia, Vissella, and 21 others.Bronyland, Unified Skaian Syndicate of Rulers, Sagittarius Arm, The Epic Pony Region, Icelandia, ASEAN, The Discord Dominion, Glorious Nations of Iwaku, Red Eyes Army, Liberty Galaxy, The Federation of Dethklok 1000, The SOP, The Lycian League, Jamieshire, Original Orion, The Commonwealth Of Furry Peoples, The Dawnguard, The post nuclear region of new equestria, Trixie Supremacy, Ivory Tower, and Brony United Nations.
The embassy with NS April Fools Day Jokes is being withdrawn. Closure expected in 2 days 11 hours.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Corrupt Governments in New Lunar Republic
World Census officials visited a range of government departments and recorded how frequently bribes were required to complete simple administrative requests.
As a region, New Lunar Republic is ranked 7,126th in the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
|1.||The Modern Empire of The Feedom Allaince||Father Knows Best State||“We will fight for freedom untill we fall.”|
|2.||The Thalassocracy of The New Lunar Republic Of Armed Ponies||Father Knows Best State||“Sinn Eil Le 'r Bana-phrionnsa Cabhlachail Cuir airm air”|
|3.||The Pile of armed Axolotls of Axolotl Republic||Corporate Police State||“Cutiemarks for Axolotls!”|
|4.||The Empire of Dragon Isles||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Others are living because we allowed it”|
|5.||The Armed Republic of Lauthan||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Ми можемо дозволити собі все, що потрібно, ми не можемо”|
|6.||The Kel-Morian Dominion of Noxian Hirogen||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“The path to harmony is met with perpetual discord.”|
|7.||The Lunar Empire of The Eternal Luna||Father Knows Best State||“Perpetuum sub luna.”|
|8.||The Allied States of Derka-stan||Mother Knows Best State||“Luna Nobis Providet”|
|9.||The Grand Duchy of New Willow||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“I helpu'r rhai na allant helpu eu hunain”|
|10.||The Republic of BadHoof||Mother Knows Best State||“Luna Nobis Providet”|
- 21 hours ago: The Queendom of Shortskirts of the region NS April Fools Day Jokes ordered the closure of its embassy in New Lunar Republic.
- 1 day 2 hours ago: The Republic of Pargentina departed this region for Pony Lands.
- 2 days 10 hours ago: The Lunar Empire of The Eternal Luna arrived from Osiris.
- 2 days 22 hours ago: Embassy established between Brony United Nations and New Lunar Republic.
- 2 days 23 hours ago: Embassy established between New Lunar Republic and Ivory Tower.
- 3 days 9 hours ago: The Armed Republic of Farkle Dice of the region Failed Region proposed constructing embassies.
- 3 days 23 hours ago: Embassy cancelled between Equestrian states and New Lunar Republic.
- 5 days ago: The Empire of Saorua arrived from Rhaimundos nelles.
- 5 days ago: The Supreme Dominion of Grand Protectorate of Aanaar departed this region for The Rejected Realms.
- 5 days ago: The Dictatorship of Whitsittopia of the region Coruption proposed constructing embassies.
New Lunar Republic Regional Message Board
The Ukraine can't do anything against Russia in the current situation. Europe can't do anything without the gas pipe being turned off. The US won't do anything militarily without UN authorisation. Economic sanctions haven't worked against Cuba or Iran, so I doubt they'll work against Russia.
Which leaves the wild card as Ukraine's only real hope; China. Although China may not care about the Ukraine, it may act simply to stop Putin getting more power. And considering we haven't heard anything from Beijing about the crisis, well...
They may act, they may not. But if they do, even Putin is going to have to see sense.
Well, the gas is probably the biggest factor, IMO. Take Poland. 90% of its crude comes from Russian oil fields, and sixty percent of its natural gas. If Europe wants to do anything against Russia, especially as you head east of Germany, it needs to find some alternate source of petrol or enact crippling fuel rations to keep necessary services running.
Also, I think we can agree that the United States won't hesitate to go on a freedom crusade if it wants to, whether the international community likes it or not, because the last time we respected international law when we didn't like it was... never.
But against Russia, who will no doubt summon it's little defence pact to help it? I doubt the US could beat Russia on European soil without EU support, because it comes down to simple logistics. The US can't ship enough men/tanks over to prevent Russia holding the Crimea and taking the East Ukraine without a major escalation in Russia/US tensions.
With EU support, it's a whole other story.
With EU support - and that's the problem. The Union isn't acting as one, they are splittered and splintered far too much as to present an united front.
And while the gas and oil are major factors, which need clearing, they aren't the only sources of European energy. Norway I think it was has major deposits under the North Sea and if everything else fails, there are always other sources. Fact is, that we can survive without Russia on this front and on many others, too.
But can Russia survive without us?
It will be a long while, before anyone will draw a metaphorical sword (or at least I hope so), but if a war between Russia and Ukraine breaks out, both EU and NATO have to answer in a matter seen fitting. If the Ukraine falls, Putin is on our front yard, which is not something we all want.
So either a new Cold War breaks out or it turns hot.
But no matter what, we shouldn't forget one thing: Putin is in a bad situation at home. The protests in his own country are getting stronger and stronger and he thinks, that he can unite the Russians under his banner, if he manages to make an outside enemy. He knows, that he is not capable of holding his position of power for all eternity like this, but he must know, that he will not stand a chance against NATO or the EU alone, if he decides to brawl.
That is my opinion on the matter. He will take and hold Crimea against all protests, but he will keep his hands off the rest of the Ukraine. It will not be a perfect solution, but at least he will not loose his face and will have a Russia, which he can govern, while the West can proclaim a "Peace for our Time" and because the last one of those worked so well, we will buy ourselves time.
Well, it's true theres massive amounts of gas in the North Sea, but all of it is imported and consumed mostly in the Western Half of the continent. Those fields have also peaked production, meaning that every year, fewer barrels get pulled out. I'm not saying there isn't oil, but there's not enough where it would be needed. The EU would have to really rally together and act extremely cohesively for the greater good, which I don't see happening.
Especially not with it's current financial situation.
The financial situation is negligible and under control - it may not be perfect, but it works.
And yes, the Union will not stand together, I fear. Far too many single interests are piled together, far too fast the Union was enlarged while still only the fundament was ready.
But now we have this situation. How are we going to deal with it?
Well the last time we started to give territory away to a power hungry tyrant things escalated pretty quickly into what we know as WWII.
The West needs to hold out; don't give in to Putin, economic sanctions, the works.
Or the other, far risker, option; do nothing, hope Putin is overconfident and invades the Ukraine to incorporate all the Russian-speaking areas, not just the Crimea. And hope that is viewed as threatening by China, who then react by, well, doing what the West can't.