WA Delegate: The Republic of Ariusgrad (elected 231 days ago)
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Regional Power: High
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|1.||The Republic of Wendel||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Faith. Hope. Love.”|
|2.||The Republic of Ariusgrad||Father Knows Best State||“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord”|
|3.||The Unified Realms of Aseiwyth||Corporate Bordello||“Deus, Patriae, Monarchia”|
|4.||The Soviet Socialist Republic of Filippinskiye||Left-wing Utopia||“Workers of the world, unite!”|
|5.||The Federation of Nationalist Eminral Republic||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“One People. One Federation. One Flag”|
|6.||The Bayan of the Philippines of Asigna||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Mabuhay ang punong, ang bayan, ang partido”|
|7.||The United Kingdom of Tagum||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“To Live For Faith”|
|8.||The Holy Christian Nation of The Third Nova Terra of Scrin||Father Knows Best State||“Strengthened by grace of the Lord and the people's will”|
|9.||The First Republic of Las Islas Filifinas||Democratic Socialists||“the empire on which the sun never sets”|
|10.||The Afrikaner Village of Sterkfontein||Democratic Socialists||“Freeeeeeeeee nelson mandela”|
- 22 hours ago: Embassy cancelled between The Protectorate of Versus Militia and Philippines.
- 1 day 8 hours ago: The Republic of Chinese Peoples departed this region for The Coalition of Democratic Nations.
- 1 day 19 hours ago: The Wandering Lurkers of Stone Circle Aviators departed this region for India.
- 2 days ago: The Holy Kingdom of Zombies of Puan Puri Naduk created a new regional poll: "Are you ready for Z-day? What should be our official strategy?".
- 2 days 22 hours ago: The Dictatorship of Aguinaldo Island ceased to exist.
- 3 days 1 hour ago: The Holy Kingdom of Zombies of Puan Puri Naduk unsuppressed a post on the regional message board.
- 3 days 3 hours ago: The Holy Kingdom of Zombies of Puan Puri Naduk suppressed a post on the regional message board.
- 3 days 11 hours ago: The Empire of Central Pacific Empire Ambassador 14 arrived from Commonwealth of Free Nations.
- 4 days ago: The Allied States of Republic of Bukidnon departed this region for United Government.
- 4 days ago: The Republic of Ariusgrad ordered the closure of embassies between Philippines and The Protectorate of Versus Militia.
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Very unjust indeed.
America is known to have double standards in these things. They are allowed to do things nobody else can do, for example, fly spy planes close to China's coasts, tap on just about every country's electronic communications, detain people suspected of terrorism without trial. But if anyone do the same to them, nooooo.... you cannot even try a US citizen for mass murder without their ambassador and the entire US media bearing down on you.
We are a small country, what to do? What's more we need the US to balance China (and vice versa)
i think it should be scrapped, 15 years is already enough.. VFA is more pro American than pro Philippines, thinking that the host is the Philippines. And i think, the Philippine Government policy makers should change their thoughts and be rational about american altruism.. altruism was never in american vocabulary, though they act like altruistic and helpful but actually not.
Completely agree. It's why I always said to my friends: We need to play it smart like Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and others in ASEAN and try to balance US against China and China against US. Under previous presidents, we did exactly that. There were no reported troubles with China under Arroyo, Estrada, Ramos as far as I can remember. They did the smart thing which is to hedge between two powers --one rising and one declining. It's a geopolitical strategy that served us well. China invested heavily in the country from the 90s up till the 2010 which saw the rise of the local economy. It is an undeniable fact that China's economic boom had "lifted" every other country in the region including the Philippines.
Noynoy went too far in one direction. He placed us firmly in the US pocket. This occurred while Obama's "pivot to Asia" was going on so I half suspect he was pressed into it by the US. We all know what happens to all governments which dare to defy US wishes so maybe he was just afraid to say "no" to cooperate with the US. Maybe he tried to appease and pander to the US too much. Certainly, being nationalistic and playing up tensions with China hasn't hurt his popularity in the polls.
One leader's attitude makes a whole lot of difference when it comes to foreign relations, so I'm not overstating when I said Noynoy has to bear a lot of responsibility for the deterioration of ties (China has the bulk of the blame, but you have to concede that it takes two to dance). Recall how in a similar case: China's relations with South Korea became very strained too under their previous president Lee Myung-bak. There were the boat collision incidents and fishing incidents and all that from 2010 to 2012. This all changed under the current president Park Geun-hye. It goes to show the difference leaders can make in bilateral relations.
One curious thing which I'm pretty sure everyone has noticed: There has been no major incidents with China every since the start of this year, when news about ISIL/ISIS broke. Could it be the US ---now kept busy with fighting ISIL, no longer with to "see" incidents in Southeast Asia? Could it be that behind the scenes, Noynoy was just listening to US orders on how to conduct Philippines foreign relations and was just cooperating with the US so it could "pivot to Asia"? I think there is some truth in that.
I agree.. we should face and connect more with our Asian neighbors and counterparts, than with the west.. According to Sen. Santiago, U.S. has 1.2 trillion dollars of responsibility to China through debt.. how can they go against the tide with China if they have that big responsibility and the possibility that they can add ask more help from China financially because their economy is not growing that much.. throughout the years it has been proven that the U.S. is not a reliable ally.. seems to me that they are just a friend in a paper..
The thing is we people have to pay debts because we don't want to retire buried in debt. Countries don't really have to pay it now. US hasn't even paid debts in incurred from World War 2. Also, Japan is quickly catching up as the largest lender to US, if not it's already the number one.
I'm not really keen on stuff like this. We might be jumping the gun a bit. Sure VFA needs to be reviewed, but kicking our allies who have been helping us, in security and relief purposes (Haiyan response) seems a bit too extreme. In the wake of this incident, we should be providing positive changes to VFA, not scrap it outright.
We've been trying that to no avail. Look at what they're doing with ours and Vietnamese territories, they've been straight-up intruding our territory! If no country will stand up to China, who will? Sure we should not rely to US. We should seek new allies and strengthen economic ties with Japan, France, UK, India and Australia. Trying to play nice to China will just embolden their resolve in enforcing their twisted territorial claim. And yes, there are troubles with China under PGMA.
Not to mention ASEAN economies are among (except for Thailand) the fastest growing in the world. Creating a unified entity (preferably headed by the Philippines) of ASEAN countries would benefit all of us in the long run. China can be dealt by an entente between Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and ASEAN. (except for Pro China Malaysia, Cambodia and Burma). Connecting with strategic partners in the region would not only help sustain an effective security field but also creates a limited yet competent trading bloc. Plus, we should target our markets to developing countries like India and Brazil so we won't be affected by China and United states economically. India might be easy to sell our exports to because of its large population and increasing wealth and demand.
We indeed cannot rely on the US anymore. Creating an independent trading bloc is a first step to cutting off dependence on the US then we can rebuild our nation without any risk from external harassment. We can be immune to trade sanctions from the west or from China should they think of using trade against us (EG. threatening to halt their buying of our products to affect our economic growth).
Another thing is to steadily build jobs here and pull out the remaining OFWs to relocate our assets from abroad back here at home. Then we would not be threatened by sanctions from the outside should they think of blackmailing our OFWs (just like Taiwan and Hongkong did last time)
On a further note, if we want to be effectively on China's throats, we must begin to assist the pro democracy movements and Islamic insurgencies in Hongkong and Uyghurstan just to destabilize that fragile nation that is China.
Im not really into supporting insurgencies.. it is not a good idea especially knowing that we have our own insurgent groups here in the Philippines.. thats the reason why the Philippines is not recognizing other countries as sovereign states.. such as Kosovo i guess.. because it was a product of an insurgent movement..
my point about the debt is that they can really rely help unto China financially especially during this time that their economy is not in good shape.. they dont want to strain that relationship..