How is the SLU viewed in you nation? Is it popular or are there anti-SLU sentiments?
In Chámelíyá, the SLU (Chámeliyálí: Sámájika Udár Sañgh; often abbreviated to Sáusa or simply referred to as Sañgh; the Union) is viewed very positively. It is mainly seen as a tool to advance the economic, social and environmental development of the country and it is estimated that ~14,000 Chámelíyálís are living in the SLU. The governments of Chámelíyá have made a point of not just taking from the SLU and however, and have over the there's substantial funds to its activities within the SLU so that Chámelíyá remains an active member.
It's a relatively similar situation in Mons Garle. The SLU is viewed mostly positively because of its work on securing democracy and basic fundamental rights for its residents; and this appreciation is especially evident amongst Indigenous and Black populations. The SLU is less well received in wealthier circles, who view it as having socialist economic objectives, and this sentiment manifests itself in the Partei der Bundesfreiheit (PBF) or Party for Federal Freedom, which demands an immediate withdrawal from the SLU. The party polled 3.34% in the last elections.
Other than that, the vast majority of MG citizens view the organisation positively, with more than 100,000 living in other member states and around a million SLU citizens residing in Mons Garle.
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The UDS views its relationship with the SLU as one of the fundamental pillars of the state's stability. The highly specialized industry and economy of the UDS would not be feasible if they did not belong to a nation possessing good standing within a prestigious community of nations. The UDS sustains itself mainly via trading its highly valued technology, patents, research, and related goods and services with other SLU member states in exchange for the resources which it requires to continue being the innovatory powerhouse that it is.
The SLU has also had a profound positive social impact on the UDS. Cooperation with SLUan states has lead to close alliances with both the Federal Republic of Anaaxes, and the Magnificent Kingdom of Avaerilon. If not for the close bond developed between the Scientian people and these nations, it is likely that the UDS would be a highly isolationist nation. Indeed, some of the greatest moments in the history of the UDS have occurred in the presence of SLUan involvement. The rapid development, quarantining, and eradication of the zombie virus would be a crowning example of this.
In closing, it can be concluded that the UDS requires the SLU both economically and culturally in order to exist in its present form. In this sense, many Scientians have come to view the SLU as an extension of their own nationality, though few have abandoned the Scientian cultural mindset in favor of this cosmopolitanism.
The SLU is viewed benignly but slightly positively by most Hirematians. Most see it as nothing more than an international alliance that serves to strengthen the country. It enjoys the highest approval ratings among young, upper-middle class urbanites, who tend to vote for center-left politicians. It has the lowest approval from middle-aged, lower class, rural people, who see it as a force of cultural modernization and globalism. This demographic also has extremely low tolerance for immigration, and blames the SLU for high immigration rates. This demographic tends to vote for the HEA, a far-right political party, which opposes the SLU so it can be free to pursue its authoritarian agenda. It garnered 10% of the first-choice vote last legislative election. Also against the SLU is a growing authoritarian socialist wing of the far-left KSA, opposed to the SLU because it prevents them from pursuing their authoritarian objectives and because it encourages immigration and free trade. Overall, however, Hirematians think little about the SLU, and polling suggests they are generally in favor of its policies.
Courellian opinion of the SLU is highly divided along partisan and regional lines.
In mainland Courelli, among adults who identify as "left wing," the SLU is seen as a force for international cooperation, improvement, and goodwill. Courelli's SLU allies are viewed as close partners - even friends -, and these Courellians believe that seeking higher involvement in SLU initiatives generally benefits Courelli.
In mainland Courelli, among adults who identify as "right wing," the SLU is seen as a bureaucratic mess full of the liberal elite globalists, who could never understand the plight of everyday Courellians - namely, in their eyes, immigration and trade. These Courellians are concerned with what they view as the SLU's role in diminishing Courellian pride and patriotism, and the most extreme of these believe that the SLU seeks to establish a worldwide government.
In Hart Isle, the native peoples view the SLU as complicit in their oppression by the Courellians, but implore individual member states to support their movement for independence.
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After the close(ish) referenda of the past few years, Harndonian opinion of the SLU has largel subsided into a "meh" category. It is a political and diplomatic union, rather than an economic one, meaning that many of the more left-leaning Harndonians (especially the tribespeople) are more inclined to support it, as it has helped to modernise Harndon at a comfortable pace, without forcing the lifestyle of many of the more "decadent" states onto the populace. There is, amongst the more socially conservative and the "old-guard" leftist (a significant proportion of Harndonian population) members of the population (despite the majority of Harndonians being traditionalist, they are less conservative in the typical sense) a significant sense of disquiet about the SLU's free movement and political framework, as they feel it constrains the Harndonian People's hard-won democratic freedoms through outside influence.
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