>If this is the case Earth would be England, Mars would be Scotland and the
>Earth Alliance would be the European Union (with the Moon possibly
>representing Wales ;)).
You even try to drag bagpipes into this and I'm coming over there with a stick.
>Does this mean that Mars will still be protected by Earth Force (and if so,
>will they have to contribute troops as member nations have to when Europe
>goes to war)? Also, if Mars chooses to, could it opt out of the Earth
>Alliance at some time in the future?
Yes and yes, though the latter only with great difficulty and risk.
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