End of Isolationism; Beginning Friendships: Project Manifest Destiny
The Christian Coalition of Countries has been becoming increasingly involved in an effort to emerge from several months of isolationism that followed the Third Great War. Since the Unjust War, The CCC has increased efforts at developing strong diplomatic ties. At the same time, the CCC enacted a restructuring of its system of government to make the alliance even stronger internally.
This revitalization program appears to have been successful, as the alliance has nearly tripled in size and strength in less than half a year's time. At New Year's Eve 2007, the alliance had approximately 38 nations and 380,000 nation strength. By the end of June, the CCC had recruited its 100th member, but more importantly, their NS as of 6 July 2008 (8:34 PM server time) had officially passed the 1 million Nation Strength mark. Since its involvement in Great War V, the Coalition has faced some minor lags in recruitment, however its combined national strength has steadfastly continued to grow. New recruitment initiatives are also beginning to bear fruit.
In June and July of 2008, the CCC stepped out on a limb somewhat, into the realm of global politics, in what many of the CCC's older members called a true departure from the isolationism of the past. While the alliance tries to be friendly with all diplomats, they have been particularly close with the New Polar Order and the Greenland Republic recently.
Nate1865 Steps Down; Keystoke Steps In
Real life circumstances force the newly elected Nate1865 to step down. Keystroke stepped up the role and appointed Anton Chenoa, former Minister of Internal Affairs, to the position of Vice Chancellor.
Great War V: War of the Coalitions
The Christian Coalition of Countries was supposed to wage a war to defend their allies in Greenland Republic and New Polar Order. However, on the night of 14 August 2008, they were declared on by three alliances: the Global Order of Darkness, The Templar Knights, and the Frontline Formation Coalition, all Maroon alliances.
The DoW stated on OWF stemmed from two comments made in late May by a CCC member directed at TTK - firstly that CCC did not feel they should enter into a pact with a non-Christian alliance. This may have been taken out of context as CCC had more recently signed MDPs with New Polar Order and Greenland Republic, and the reason for the standoffish on the part of the member stemmed from the possible merger of two now-defunct blocs, the Kingdom of Heaven and The Knights of Christ. However, it still resulted in a private apology and the reprimand of that member by the CCC's High Council.
What's more, the same member was reprimanded for insulting a non-Christian who was a high-ranking member of TTK. These were brought up by the attacking parties in their DoWs. A member of GOD later admitted that their motivations were more basic - to prevent the CCC from helping out their MDP allies, and that it was done partially for the lulz.
The CCC Military activated slowly, causing internal strife and a fast CCC road to defeat. Several members did not realize that the CCC was at war until several days after the deceleration of war. The MoFA acted quickly to initiate peace talks between the alliances.
Both sides strove to secure at least basic reconciliation. CCC Chancellor KeyStroke apologized publicly, while Minister of Foreign Affairs Ogden Chichester and his gracious character won over many on both sides of the war, as did the actions of GOD leader Xiphosis and TTK members Wiccan High Priest, Isabella, and Ariston.
The war damage was heavy, taking out roughly 20% of the CCC's overall strength. Among the hardest-hit nations were Wolfpackland, Uralica, and Demiria. However, as the peace talks started early, the war also met an early end on this front. What the CCC called "The Maroon Coalition", that is, GOD, TTK, and FFC, declared peace on 18 August 2008, with very mild surrender terms:
- The CCC had to alter Article V of its Charter to reflect a non-interventionist policy
- The CCC had to drop its MDPs with NpO and GR
- The CCC were prohibited from aiding any alliance involved in the War of the Coalition.
There was scant criticism of either side after this war ended, and many of the members of each side gained respect for the other. There was however one unfortunate incident where a CCC member was deleted for flagrant OOC attacks, and this member has consequently been expelled from the alliance.