Today I’ve got this Issue on my Nationstates (nationstates.net)
Oiling the Wheels of Diplomacy
The nation of Althaniq is a small autocratic desert monarchy that trades oil to NATIONSNAME and in turn is almost wholly dependent on CITIZEN exports. Recently, several nations larger and more powerful than Althaniq have denounced it and introduced punitive trade sanctions and embargoes against them, citing their belief that Althaniq is sheltering and funding terrorist organizations.
I’ve encountered with 4 choices
1. “We, your strategic allies and fellow democratic nations, are voicing our disapproval of totalitarian Althaniq,” explains Holly Kenobi, an ambassador from Brancaland. “You should join us in condemning their pro-terrorist inclinations and imposing a total trade embargo to force them to change their ways. We have considerable evidence showing that they are funding terrorist cells in Brancaland and many other nations, and they’ve probably been secretly undermining your nation too! They must not be trusted!”
2. “We can’t afford to listen to that old hag,” scoffs your Finance Minister. “Althaniq trade brings considerable prosperity to our economy. I personally… uh, I mean to say we as a nation, make oodles of CURRENCY from our exports to them, and our petrochemical-reliant industries benefit massively from their low per-barrel prices. This so-called evidence isn’t proof of guilt, and why is it even our business what our trading partners get up to in their dealings with other nations? In fact, with so many nations embargoing them, we’ll be able to exploit their desperation to demand even lower oil prices. Let’s strengthen trade instead, then sit back and profit.”
3. “Ignore those weaklings!” yells your Minister of Defense, slamming a knife point-first into the table, and knocking over your coffee pot. “This is a perfect time to invade Althaniq! They’re without friends in the world, and they have all those oil wells that would be so much better in CITIZEN hands. Hell, we’ve even got military bases inside their national borders already, to use as staging camps. Let’s strike now, before they suspect anything!”
4. “Has everyone gone out of their minds?” cries your Minister of Underdogs, helping your elderly cleaning lady mop up the spilled coffee. “We should be assisting Althaniq in their time of need, to show that NATIONSNAME looks after its friends rather than judges them. Leader, you’re a fair person, right? I humbly suggest that you pick up half the tab for any trade goods our exporters sell to Althaniq, and maybe also offer to increase the price we pay for Althaniq oil. That should see them through these troubling times!”
5. Dismiss the issue
Option 2. sounds good so I choose it.
The result saids ‘The moral worth of national allies is judged by their GDP.’
In result, my nation get a boost of this qualities.
Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index 10.0%
Kickbacks Per Hour 1.6%
Quips Per Hour 0.21%
And decline in this qualities
Percentage Of Bribes Refused 0.06%
Effective Tax Rate 0.08%
Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating 0.33%
Societal Mobility Rating 0.49%
Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index 0.49%
Edu-tellignce® Test Score 0.49%
Clooney Contribution Index 0.49%
Gilded Widget Scale 0.49%
Safety Net Mesh Density Rating 0.49%
Theresa-Nightingale Rating 0.49%
This choice is not so nice.