Smuggling and the Free States
Keywords: economics, business, crime
The Free States are supposed to be under a complete embargo enacted by the New World Order. That means according to the NWO it is illegal for anyone on Earth to do business with a person, entity or 'unlawful' (i.e., any) governmental authority resident in a 'noncompliant state', or for any person other than an agent of the New World Order on official business to physically enter the territory the Order regards as belonging to the State. However, the Free States want and need products from the Order, and there is healthy profit to be made for citizens of the Order to fulfil those needs. Hence, smuggling is rampant along the borders and nearby waters of the Free States and is a critical part of local economies.
Under NWO law, it is technically a violation of the embargoes for the Free States to trade with each other. However, that only ever comes into play in a significant way between South Korea and Japan. From what I understand, the Order theoretically feels free to interdict trade between these two countries, but seeking to avoid open conflict with nuclear powers, rarely interferes with traffic under military escort, so traffic across the Sea of Japan is significant. Personally, I am best able to speak to the situation in Britain and Quebec.
Smugglers come in two varieties - legal and illegal. A 'legal smuggler' sounds like an oxymoron, but they are an important part of the Free State economies. They are smugglers that operate legally within the framework of the Free State, pay taxes, and comply with any rules to State sets about what may be traded with the NWO. Illegal smugglers are the same but don't comply with some or all of the Free State's regulations. They are a significant component of trade between the Free States and the Order. For example, I used the services of an illegal smuggler to get into Ireland from Scotland when I decided to leave Britain and explore the Order. Of course, most smugglers fall in a continuum, having some but not perfect legal compliance.
What the Free States get out of this trade is obvious. Materials that can't be obtained in our territories, medicines and medical devices, manufactured goods, luxury goods, exotic foods and spices, practically anything that can be smuggled in a boat. Illegal smugglers will also import some products the State authorities do not want from the Order, such as recreational drugs. With the huge, porous land border of Quebec, there are even more possibilities there, up to and including heavy machinery.
What the Order smugglers get out of it may be less clear at first. The Free States can't buy goods using fisakija in any substantial way, that electronic currency is under tight control by the Order. There is some use of illegal cryptocurrencies, but there are significant difficulties with that approach and from what I understand it is only a niche payment method for smugglers. In the case of Quebec, Quebec is a resource-rich state that has a lot of materials the Order wants, and so trades are sometimes based on commodities. Here the shoe is on the other foot, because the Quebec government doesn't want to allow valuable and strategic resources to leave the state, whereas some sectors of the NWO government are happy to look the other way for some of this trade.
To some extent, transactions may be based on a simple exchange of commodities, where the incentive to the NWO smuggler is that the literally captive Free State smuggler has to accept a ridiculously high price for goods. There is also a certain niche for luxury goods and art from the Free States. Recreational drugs don't tend to flow the other way, because the Order has laxer controls for these substances than any of the Free States. However, the majority of trade is based around feeding the NWO's barter economy, with paper playing a huge role.
Did you know or ever wonder why Britain produces so much paper and pens? British paper production is well beyond domestic needs. The answer is that paper is a coveted barter currency in the NWO because of its low domestic production levels and high degree of usefulness for communication and maintaining records that cannot be scrutinised by NWO AIs. See attached article for more information about this aspect of the NWO barter economy. And where it is illegal in Britain to use other popular NWO barter currencies such as gold and copper in transactions with NWO smugglers, because the government doesn't want these strategically-valuable materials to fritter away in trade, the use of paper, pens and stationary products to pay for smuggled goods is actively encouraged.
The situation is similar in Quebec. Where paper in Britain is typically made from agricultural products, similar to the NWO's hemp paper, Quebec makes paper the old-fashioned way with wood pulp, and Quebec paper is regarded to be of the highest quality and highly sought-after. Where British paper has somewhat of a market advantage, though, is that its quality is closer to domestic NWO paper and less obviously a smuggled product.
Where there may be a takeaway here for travellers, it is that smuggling can be your conduit into and out of the NWO (although trusting smugglers is not without its dangers, as I discovered when I tried to get back into Britain), and that understanding the NWO's underground barter economy is the key to knowing what they value and enlisting their aid.