Seriously, Firaxis. Do you really think that Asia, given its current situation, has any chance of uniting? It seems a bit idealistic to me to say the least. Japan, for example, would (I hate to say this, but it's true) rather be part of America than China. (Of course they'd rather be their own country than either. The government, along with a significant proportion of the people, just hate China THAT MUCH over there). It reminds me of the Ebonheart Pact, the one-size-fits-all third faction in Elder Scrolls Online, which presumes (warning: TES lore ahead) Dunmer and Argonians would team up to fight some random zombies in someone else's land, despite the fact that Dunmer routinely enslave Argonians. And no, it doesn't look like Argonia was forced to join the Pact. But I digress. The nations of eastern Earth currently hate each other even more than those of eastern Tamriel, or so it seems. This has, more than anything else, stopped me from buying Beyond Earth as of today. Why, Firaxis, WHY?