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Old 07-28-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Top Allies:
USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany

Enemies:
Russia, All Countries that defend Russia after the shot down of flight MH17, All Countries that kill/put you in jail for not being heterosexual.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:38 PM
 
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The US are not our ally, just consider the whole Snowden/NSA affair. We(Europe) better be prepared to be on our own the next decades.

As far as Russia is concerned the main thing we need from them is natural gas. We have to become independent from gas. In Germany many new houses already have heat pumps. That is a step in the right direction in combination with renewable energy.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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The closest "allies" would be those who have similar aims within the EU plus our immediate neighbors. Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Switzerland, our Eastern neighbors, some Balkan countries, ...

Strangely, I can't think of any real enemies. Our ties with the traditional "enemies" of the US have always been rather good. Putin visited Austria in June, we are always happy to bond with Iran and Gaddafi's son was a regular in Vienna until they sacked him.

Serbian officials make some rather nasty comments towards Austria at the moment, but yeah... it's the anniversary of WWI. We don't really care, they can't really do anything and they know we would be happy to veto any efforts of Serbia to join the EU. So I guess that will cool down during the next couple of months.

And then there is the spying on Austrian citizens by the US...
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:01 PM
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Location: Washington State
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US Allies: Israel & Philippines
Enemies: Russia, all Muslim nations, Germany, France, North Korea, Netherlands, Finland
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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US Allies: Israel & Philippines
Enemies: Russia, all Muslim nations, Germany, France, North Korea, Netherlands, Finland
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: France
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This thread is going to end in tears.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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This thread is going to end in tears.
Why?
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: France
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Let's just see.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:55 PM
 
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For germany
Allies: i guess first of all the german speaking areas (austria and switzerland) and the netherlands, and in matters of global politics certainly all other european countries.

Enemies: currently Russia and israel (there is a debate about how far germanys criticism towards certain issues about israels can go), syria and isis-iraq
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit
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As an American

Major Allies:
Bald Eagles, Country Music, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer, The Pledge of Allegiance, Pickup Trucks, Jesus, Guns, John Wayne and Israel (Jesus was born there).
Minor Allies:
Those funny talking 'Murican-looking folk on that island with the big clock. Oh, and those Nordic people that say "Eh", but I think they only pretend to like us so we will keep trading our biggest export (Pickup Trucks) for theirs (Oil).

Minor Enemies:
Commies, Bowser (and the gang) and that guy who looks like an angry, chubby version of the Gangnam Style singer.
Major Enemies:
Terrorists, Martians, Terrorists, Cthulhu, Terrorists and People who don't believe in Jesus (aka Terrorists).

(This is obviously satirical, laugh, don't hate.)
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