Secretary General Coffee-Naan:
If you want to be a country, you must join the Allied Nations-otherwise you are not considered one and may be conquered at will by other nations. The AN is a diplomatic forum between nations to discuss issues of importance in the brik-verse
But why so serious? You should join the Allied Nations to obtain our free beer, fudge, and strippers and all the other benefits membership provides. The Third Alliance is consuming itself in revolution and infighting (already the Bavarians, Avalonians, and Trattorians are putting down insurrections in their countries, as well as the race for UberKaiser), and is losing its military forces pretty badly
. If you want fun and want to survive, join the Allied Nations today!
(OOC: That's a badass fighter you got there, by the way)