Marching Through Blue Georgia
- May 14, 2009
((Do you have a character yet?))It is in my humble opinion that faction and sedition are dangerous for our nation. They lead men asunder, they replace the loyalty to family, to the Emperor, and to the Shogun with faction and division. My decision to join a faction therefore comes from a sense of obligation to protect the traditions and customs which I hold to be most valuable in this world; I have a vested interest in protecting Japan, and I believe that to do so I must regrettably submit to the system of faction to voice my opinion in a meaningful space.
I wish to join the Unity and Honour Faction
((They were most definitely not! Sun Yat-Sen loved foreigners, particularly Americans and Britons, and Chiang was fine with pretty much anyone who wasn't British or French. They were opposed to Imperialists, which are something quite different. I get what you're saying here, but as long as the SSF remains unclear or downright contradictory about it's true motivations, I don't feel that my character can join the faction. Either you say that yes, we will support free trade and rangaku so long as the foreigners behave (as the KMT did) or you say no, we will support protectionism and traditionalism über alles as the Dadas and the TA does.))((KMT, they were pro modernization and against Westerners, this does not mean, however, that I am against westerners at the moment, but if they, due to the lack of modernization brought down upon us by the Thunder Alliance and friends, do take advantage of our weakness, I can assure you, the SSF will be less friendly to westerners))