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The Gramlins
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The Gramlins Motto: "In Tech We Trust"
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  • Dictator - enderland
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AllianceStats.gif Statistics as of 6/14/2022

Total Nations 6
Strength 1,141,902
Avg. Strength 190,317
Nukes 105
Aid Efficiency 4 / 36 (11.11%)
Rank 40
Score 4.56
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The Grämlins are a peaceful, invitation only, heavily economic geared alliance on the Pink sphere who are most widely known for their aggressive trading in technology.

Former Grämlins Flag


Main article: Charter of The Grämlins
See also: Past Charters of The Grämlins



The foundations of The Grämlins lie within the forums of the German Starcraft: Broodwar site,, where, in September 2006, approximately 60% of the current The Grämlins's member-states' leaders originally met and decided to form a small, private, invite only, economically oriented Cyber Nations alliance.

"As we joined CN, we did this (the basic structure of The Grämlins) almost all together within some days or weeks. We wanted to create our own alliance, because we knew nobody around here and we didn't want to be 'just numbers' in one of the >500-member-alliances. Also, we knew each other, and wanted to act together as best as we could. Since we are experts in business measures, we grew amazingly fast in strength and reached the realm of nuclear powered nations with only one and a half month's work. This was achieved without any help from the outside (our top nations had efficiency ratings above 200)...

We are strictly neutral when it comes to inter-alliance wars. Therefore we do not sign MDPs with any larger alliance that is organized in a great MDP-Web (LEAGUE, INITIATIVE, GUARD, etc...). We offer NAPs to everyone out there to ensure fixed rules in case one of the members of either alliance is accidentally attacked, so retaliation can be avoided and reparations payed without delay."
- (DAC)Syzygy of New Syzygia, 11 March 2007 --This last quote is now outdated. Grämlins are proud to be a part of PF and were former members of The Continuum and The Citadel.


Former Green Team Grämlins Flag

In an incident in January 2007, the Cyber Nations administrator deleted both of The Grämlins' most powerful nations (combined nation strength of over 35,000.00) due to suspicions over the contents of private in-game messages. This caused the alliance an immediate loss of approximately 100 million dollars and cut the alliance's strength in half. Even after the administrator confirmed that this was a mistake and removed the ban of the user accounts, he refused to restore the deleted nations. Rebuilding these nations cost over 6 weeks of time and hundreds of millions in finances.

Tech Selling[]

Until May 2007, the Grämlins funded their high rate of growth by selling large amounts of technology. By building a reputation as reliable and professional sellers, they won recurring contracts with many of the world's largest nations at that time, resulting in a guaranteed income that was invested in infrastructure.

Below is the state of the Grämlins tech trading business recorded a little after the end of selling:

Currently reaching over $1,250,000,000 business cash flow in a single month and with well over 6,000 levels of technology sold during the short run of their technology selling business, The Grämlins are one of the most advanced technology dealers in Cyber Nations. Several member nations have been known to buy/sell over 500 tech per week. Single orders for hundreds, or even thousands of technology units at once, placed by or for leaders of the top 100 nations, are commonplace. All the customer needs is to have the cash and enough open aid slots.

Ensuring means: if, for whatever reasons, a Grämlins dealer can not deliver (under attack, nuked, banned, deleted, resigned from CN...), another Grämlin will deliver for him without question or delay. This is managed internally so there is no hassle for the customer. Dealing with The Grämlins is therefore an entirely different experience to buying cheap tech from new nations - with The Grämlins, the experience is pure fun: relax and enjoy. Prices are not higher than usual for the open market - but extremely cheap when compared with the extra service and security provided.

In the end the success of the business was its downfall, and by June 2007 every Grämlin had increased to a size where selling tech was no longer profitable. The 'no recruiting' strategy meant that no new small nations were being introduced, and as individual nations grew from selling tech to buying it the remaining sellers were involved in internal deals. The tech shop was closed in early June, and is unlikely to ever reopen.

Grämlins strictly purchase technology now; no technology is sold.


  • Sept. 28, 2007 - The Grämlins join The Citadel, a bloc of like-minded alliances to assure the mutual defense of the signatories. The Citadel presently includes The Grämlins, Fifth Column Confederation, Argent, The Order of the Paradox and Umbrella.
  • Dec. 8, 2007 - The Grämlins join the Continuum, the newest and most powerful bloc to ever grace the cyberverse.
  • May 31, 2008 - The Grämlins moves to the Aqua team, leaving its historic home in the Green sphere.
  • Jun. 16, 2008 - The Grämlins sign the Aqua Interalliance Cooperation & Economic Treaty, confirming their commitment to aqua team unity.
  • Nov. 5, 2008 - The Grämlins sign the Härmlin Accords with MHA. This document, unprecedented on PlanetBob, is as near a merger as possible w/o actually being a merger. Grämlins are considered to be members of MHA, and MHA are considered to be members of The Grämlins. This treaty has no cancellation clause, because it cannot BE canceled.
  • Nov. 23, 2008 - The Grämlins announce the Codex of War, an addendum to our charter, which covers how our alliance will conduct itself in war and peace
  • Dec. 10, 2008 - The Grämlins formally withdraw from the Möbius Accords and thus the Continuum BLOC.
  • Apr. 15, 2009 - The Grämlins creates a colony for recruiting purposes, called The Hive.
  • Apr. 23, 2009 - The Grämlins enter the Karma War in support of Fark's attack against IRON.
  • Apr. 23, 2009 - The Grämlins end their involvement in the Karma War after IRON surrenders to the collective force of The Grämlins, Fark, MHA, RoK, FCC, and others.
  • May 15, 2011 - A coup d'état of the existing Grämlins is performed by former Grämlins members along with the Ninjas who merged into the existing AA, giving 7 days for existing members to join or leave the AA or face the consequences.

The Grämlins Today[]

The Grämlins, who still do not recruit, invite any person to apply as long as they have a vouch with a current member of Grämlins. A vouch being a vote of support that this person will fit into the Grämlins. The Grämlins re-existence has set them a tough task to recover a lot of the lost Technology movement they were once proficient at.

Re-Declaration of Existence[]

On May 15, 2011 former Grämlins members as well as the Ninjas (who merged into Grämlins) announced their claim to ownership and sovereignty over "the Grämlins" AA. Giving 7 days notice to those already on it to either join them, leave the AA or face the consequences. This announcement was met with a good reception on the OWF with Viridian Entente, Dos Equis, The Order of the Paradox giving their support for the new Grämlins government and recognizing their Declaration of Re-existence.


The Grämlins are now proactive buyers of technology, seeking out long term deals with reliable sellers – perhaps fueling the next generation of rapid growth in partner alliances. In the first 21 days of October, 2008 the Grämlins imported around 30000 units of Technology, with an alliance cash flow of approximately 3 billion Cyber Nations dollars.

Interesting Grämlins Facts[]

  • The Grämlins once boasted several nations in the game's top 11: FallenSeraphim, Motu Maniacs, Nuevo Cabezon, Sierra Leone, Syzygia and Ratshole. Sierra Leone remains; however, Motu Maniacs, Ratshole and Syzgia have been deleted, and Nuevo Cabezon is now unaligned. FallenSeraphim is no longer in the top 10 after fighting 8 of the top 10 during the bipolar war, amongst many others losing 170k NS. The Grämlins were the first alliance to ever have had three nations ranked #1 in the game: Nuevo Cabezon, Motu Maniacs, and FallenSeraphim. This record stood until the formation of Doombird Doomcave.
  • The Grämlins do not wish to become a sanctioned alliance but hope to remain a small, exclusive band of friends who, if necessary, will fight to the death for each other.
  • You can type the "ä" in Grämlins on Windows with Alt+132 or Alt+0228 or on Macs with on Option+U then letter a.
  • The Grämlins have an in-game Alliance flag as a result of winning Cyber Nations Tournament Edition. This flag is available as Custom 56.

War history[]

War Combatants Outcome
Great War III Grämlins vs Illuminati Victory
Continuum-NoV War Grämlins vs Norden Verein, FCO, Legio X Victory
War of the Coalition Grämlins and allies vs New Polar Order Victory
Karma War Grämlins and The Citadel vs IRON Victory
TOP-C&G War Grämlins vs IRON, DAWN, Old Guard, Zenith Victory over OG and Zenith. IRON, DAWN continue in 2nd GRE-IRON War
2nd GRE-IRON War Grämlins vs IRON, DAWN Pyrrhic White Peace with GRE membership decreased to ~15 members.
Grudge War Grämlins and allies vs Sparta Victory
Equilibrium War Grämlins vs DOOMBIRD DOOMCAVE White Peace - Coalition Victory
Doom War Grämlins and allies vs New Polar Order Victory

International relations[]

Past blocs[]

See also[]

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