Chapter 14: Facing the Future


The American government releases an official statement commending Xanadu for taking the impetus to found its cultural centers around the world and supporting their continued operation. This move is widely celebrated by the populace and greatly boosts your administration's approval ratings across the country.

... and we hope these centers represent only the beginning of a new friendship between our two great nations… - excerpt from US press release, 4:46pm, 7/3/2018

Even your more hawkish advisors are placated -- close observation of the centers allow you to identify several dozen Xanadu agents, and you also gain further insight into their technology. Your close allies mostly follow your lead, and Xanadu centers continue to operate from Berlin to Tokyo.

Several months pass, and after several fruitless attempts to build a relationship between Xanadu and the United States your advisors finally manage to convince the brand new Xanadu diplomat core into a meeting between your two heads of state. A month later, you fly to the Xanadu capital to meet with the Jaguar Queen Ororo N’dara. The palace is lavish and most of the trip is spent at photo-ops with the press at tousr the city’s many ancient monuments and high-tech laboratories. However, you do manage to get a private meeting with her before the three day tour ends. This meeting is a rare opportunity to make concrete developments, what will you discuss with her? Your advisors have given you several suggested routes.

What do you do now?

Ask to open an American embassy in XanaduAn American embassy in Xanadu (and vice-versa) would work wonders towards improving our relations. As Xanadu has opened over a dozen of its own cultural centers in our nation, such a move seems only fair.
Ask Xanadu to send representatives to the UNThough perhaps positive relations between our two states may be difficult to achieve, as a modern state Xanadu should at the very least send a delegation to the UN to represent its interests.