|GO Motto: Power in Unity|
|Founder(s)||Mentor of Guruland|
|Founded||August 19th 2008|
|Aqua Senate||Vote for markwedd|
as of January 21, 2013
|Total Nations||▼ 86|
|Avg. Strength||▲ 36,867|
The Guru Order is an aqua sphere alliance founded by Guruland on August 19, 2008. It consists of a large number of small nations, as the Order's main recruitment programs target only nations new to Cyber Nations. The rulers of the Order's member states are of varied ethnicity and as such the members are spread over several time zones.
The Guru Order was created with the aim of becoming a premier online community for "personal development and positive minded individuals". Cyber Nations was selected as the ideal online game to develop such a community.
The focus of the order is collectivism, unity and mutual-contribution. Members of the Order strive to feel apart of something greater than an online clan, this attitude has assisted the Order in becoming one of the fastest expanding communities on Cyber Nations since its creation.
Being a Guru is seen as an honor among members. Everyone who joins advances through the Academy System, climbing the ladder of development. The size of a member's nation is not a factor when assessing the value of their membership. It is instead their contributions to the community that is seen as truly important. Positions within the Order are not voted on, nor are they handed down based on favoritism. Members are actively promoted all of the time within the Order, so that each member can have their chance to shine. The Order is unique in its member-development, "there is no alliance in CN [...] which develops and grows leaders as does the Guru Order".
The concept of being "inactive" has never existed in GO, in fact we do not know what this is, even though it is a chronic issue among alliances. Efficiency, organization and civility is something which makes GO stand out among others. GO has no enemies, we hold no grudges and never linger on the past. We Fully understand that GO is part of a game and everything which takes part in this game is purely role play; We never settle for being "good", we thrive in being the best! Defining best, this does not mean we have the largest National Strength, most members or any such in game statistics, which we do admirably in anyway. Best in the eyes of the Guru Order is having the feeling that you are part of something different and special and unique.—Guruland
Ultimately, the goal of the Order is to assist people in developing and improving their character. The Order strives to improve each new member as a person, and hopes that the philosophies and principles people learn whilst a member of the community help them to live an enriched life.
(19\08\2008 – 19\11\2008) The Guru Order Alliance Affiliation was created August 19, 2008 with the first member joining August 24. The Order underwent a recruiting push and by August 30 consisted of 22 member-states and was a listed alliance. The Order had no large nations to provide finance, as such it spent a period of time participating in several minor technology trades with individual nations. It wasn't until FOK provided the order with its first bulk technology order that the order managed to solve its financial problems.
By the end of September the Order had doubled its number of member-states and increased its alliance strength sixfold. This growth attracted the attention of technology raiders, which resulted in the order entering a protectorate with the member-alliances of the Trident on October 28, at which point it had reached 83 member-states and an alliance strength of 185,000. The Guru Order continued to sell bulk technology to FOK and Farkistan.
Times of StabilityEdit
(20\11\2008 – 31\02\2009) The Guru Order continued its sale of bulk technology to its main external buyers with a total of 15,200 technology sold in November alone. During the start of 2009 it entered into a ToA with FOK and reached 112 member-states and an alliance strength of 550,000.
(01\02\2009 – 27\04\2009) From February to April the Order increased from 174 member-states to 303 and its alliance strength from 625,000 to 1,000,000. This was a result of changes to the Order's recruitment programs and technology selling. Around this time it became apparent that the Order was lacking experienced members as the average age of the member-states was below two months. The Order relied heavily on selling technology externally.
(28\04\2009 – 31\06\2009) The end of April saw the beginning of the Karma War, during which the Guru Order declared neutrality as its protectors were on separate sides. Due to the war, the Order's amount of technology orders diminished greatly. With the length of the war and the lack of technology deals many member-states became restless. At the beginning of May several high profile members staged a rebellion and attempted to sabotage the order through rumours and attacks on higher level members. The rebellion proved a failure and the first wave was removed from the order.
Despite the victory, the Order remained cautious and recruiting ceased for over a month. By late June the Order removed two additional spies which initiated a war against a multi-account alliance. During July the Order entered into a MDoAP with its now former-protectors (Farkistan, MHA and NATO) and was selling a large amount of technology externally again. However, the number of member-states had reduced to 174 and the alliance strength remained just above 1,000,000.
(01\07\2009 – 31\09\2009) With the Order recruiting as normal again a new wave of member-states joined, and with it came a large amount of new talent. A record number of Gurus made their way through the ranks, with the September Guru Order Government made up completely of the "new wave" of Gurus with none of the original members involved. The goal of the Order was finally realised, a self-working system under which any nation may join the order and achieve high levels of growth, activity and unity had been created.
Nation Strength PushEdit
(01\10\2009 – January 23\01\2010) During October and November a large number of the Guru Order's member-states broke the 3,000 infrastructure barrier and the order ranking system was restructured. By the end of 2009 the Order reached 214 members an alliance strength of 2,000,000 and cancelled its MDoAP with NATO.
GO at War Edit
(23\01\2010 to 01\03\2010) January saw the outbreak of the Second Unjust War, with the Guru Order becoming involved in its first inter-alliance war to date. This resulted in a shortage of technology buyers and a cessation of recruiting. By the end of February the Order had returned to normal operations and assisting member-states rebuild their nations, with $500,000,000 in recovery aid sent to those most affected.
With growth continuing at a rapid rate, the Guru Order entered the Amazing Sanction Race for the first time on May 12
Following the war, we had several nations seriously hit, our first goal was to help these nations recover the damages, so we sat down and setup a huge recovery package worth a total of 500,000,000$. Most of this aid was paid by the bank nations of GO (which did not participate in the actual fighting). Most of the aid payouts continued for the most part of Spring, late into May.
(01\03\2010 - 01\07\2010) Our next major target was to re-organize our military. We noticed there were several weaknesses in our military, especially for nations above 20k NS. In particular they were inferior in military wonders, nukes and some had lower warchests than the enemy. It became our main priority to start working on these nations and we started a new military program mainly focused on pre-war readiness.
Late June we hit our highest peak in terms of total members (total of 301) and our NS surpassed 3 million for the first time, a record to that point.
This was also the end of an era, as Mentor, which had been the Prime Minister for almost all of the 22 months to that date (excluding just 2 months), resigned from his position as the PM.
(01\07\2010 - 01\15\2011) With the resignation of Mentor, the new reigns were taken over by new PM and long time Elder Jmalaxia. The period started with good enthusiasm however an event involving a controversial OWF announcement concerning UPN in July stimulated a break up among the member base, especially the Government members. There was a chance late in July where a small but significant group of GO members threatened to leave and create their own alliance. This never came to fruition, however without much doubt this also gave the wrong tone to the whole period. The main argument was that some people believed GO should take a more aggressive position to politics and the military, others believed we should stick to the policy which took us to #36 rated alliance worldwide.
In the Autumn another case involving an ex-NPO re-roll stimulated more arguments in GO. Some people taking his side after he posted his resignation. This incident also led to Mitchieland getting banned from GO after getting into an argument with the PM.
Early November Mentor was reinstated as PM and after a good month of over 10% growth, it became apparent that some people were unhappy and in December resulted in the resignation of many high profile members, most of which were candidates to leave back in July. This was the largest out-flux of top level GO members ever, even surpassing the one back in May–April 2009. A total of 10% of the NS and 60% of the elders council left.
This resulted in many decisions regarding to the future of GO, in particular GO would be moving towards a smaller more compact Government and more micromanagement with people assigned a Team, these changes were planned for the 2nd week of January 2011
(16\01\2011 - 15\02\2011) Rumors about an upcoming war were drifting around for ages and it hit GO at a time of internal turmoil. Once again GO had to come to the aid of their allies, in this case it was FOK which demanded our assistance against the enemy called ARES.
The war went allot better than expected and GO outperformed itself allot more than any previous war before that causing huge damage to the enemy and depleting more than 50% of the enemies NS in a little over a week. What this war also proved was that the GO was allot more united and active than some people gave us credit for and it was also probably a blessing in disguise after what had happened in the previous couple of months.
Early February we had already agreed to peace with the enemy and although it was expected that we would re-enter the war on a different front, nothing became of it and we stayed out for the remainder of the war which continued in other parts of CN excluding our own allies.
An interesting note in relation to the war is that all our allies performed very well and enhanced their position with exception of RoK which had taking massive losses due to them fighting on multiple fronts, the Guru Order quickly reacted to this loss by supplying recovery aid after the war. Once the war was over, RoK went though a reshuffle of their treaties, one of the few treaties they kept alive was the GO-RoK MDoAP.
The Order's main focus is economic growth through recruiting, technology trading and several internal programs which provide members with an influx of money and technology in exchange for certain services and good performance within the Order.
The Guru Order was formed with synergism in mind. This is evident in the way the Order has been structured, with each member state relying on the other member states in order to succeed and grow. Members are expected to support each other through foreign aid and advice, with each party benefiting each time.
The Order accredits its consistent growth to the synergy displayed by its members, allowing them to grow collectively more than they would alone.
The Guru Order promotes and embraces a policy of peace and diplomacy over war towards all other Cyber Nations alliances. It has a number of foreign diplomats supervised by the Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for improving and maintaining good relations with other alliances.
The Order invites any alliance interested in learning about the Order and improving relations to open an embassy at their forums and visit them at their IRC Channel.
Because of the Order's large number of small nations, it boasts a vast technology selling base. Expectedly, the Order has a large technology trading department which is maintained by the Minister of Internal Affairs.
All members of the Guru Order are encouraged to participate in technology trading, and completing a Tech Deal is a requirement for Academy Members to graduate. Nations submit an application to the Minister of Technology to become either technology sellers or buyers. Their foreign aid slots are then tracked by the Minister of Technology, who places nations in Tech Deals as they become available.
The Order uses its surplus of sellers to trade technology externally to several alliances. Its current main external buyers are Fark and MHA. Interested parties can contact the order to purchase technology through their forums or by approaching the Minister of Foreign Affairs/Minister of Internal Affairs on their IRC Channel.
- Main article: Guru Order Government
Each month a new government is appointed by the Guru Order Elders Council. The day-to-day operations of the order is split into two ministries: Foreign Affairs and Internal Affairs. Each ministry is maintained by one Minister and an unlimited amount of Deputy Ministers. The Ministers are all watched over by the Prime Minister, a position filled by a selected Elder.
Towards the end of the month, Guru Masters may submit their application for any government position to serve for the following month. The Elders Council reviews the applications and appoints each government member based on previous experience and ability. Guru Masters generally serve at least one term as a Deputy Minister in their chosen Ministry before becoming a Minister.
- Main article: Guru Order Charter
The Charter of Guru Order exists to protect the rights and freedoms of the sovereign nations of, and provide structure for, the Guru Order. It was last updated on May 1, 2010
The current organisation of the Guru Order's military has come into place as a result of the Order's recent change of focus towards military readiness. Nations of the Guru Order are able to elect to become a War or Bank Nation. Bank Nations are required to make larger aid contributions, but do not have to risk much of their nation during inter-alliance war. War Nations are required to follow specific wonder guidelines and are able to start purchasing technology earlier than Bank Nations.
The Guru Order's first involvement in an inter-alliance war was during the Second Unjust War.
During the Second Unjust War, several pieces of War Propaganda circulated throughout the Order, created in the hopes of boosting morale and encouraging participation in the war effort:
- Forums of the Guru Order
- Guru Order sells 19,500 technology in a month
- Guru Order reaches 300 members and 1,000,000 Nation Strength
- CATS merges into the Guru Order
- Guru Order is added to the Amazing Sanction Race
- TUF surrenders to GO
- Menotah surrenders to GO
- The Guru Order Announces its New Flag
- The Guru Order Announces its Official Beer
- The Guru Order Celebrates its 2nd Birthday
- NSO surrenders to GO
- The Guru Order declares war on ARES
Significant Aqua Team Alliances
|Current||Fark • GO • MHA • NPL • PPO • TDO|
|Defunct||Aloha • ACF • ACV • ADI • AI • Athens • ASC • BANG • Darkstar • Camelot • DoC • DM • Eldar • EPIC • Epic • FA • FH • Fly • FOUND • FPI • GoG • GUN(1) • HotU • HP • ICON • ION(1) • ION(2) • IPA • Kronos • =LOST= • OH • OoJ • PoC • RoK • ROG • Ronin • RR • SAE • Sanctum • Shinra • TDSM8 • TAB • TAL • TAR • tR • TFE • TENE(1) • The Ninjas|
|Moved||Alchemy • AoR • Argent • AE • GPF • The Grämlins • MK • NATO • Olympus • TLR • Zenith|
|See also||Aqua Trade Act • Aquatic Shield Treaty • Aquatic Ascendancy Treaty • Aqua ICE|
|Currently sanctioned alliances are denoted by Bold Italicized Font. Formerly sanctioned alliances are denoted by Bold Font.|