So let's hypothesize...
to be honest with you, I hate to do it, lol
I just wish we all quit calling it friendship when it comes to international relations and it will be way less disappointments. What I mean is, that if I don't see a country as my "personal" friend I also don't expect that much. Let's see us as allies. It sounds better to me unless we're talking about people. In this case I obviously call it friendship and expect much more.
BTW. "that they could never rely on them for reciprocity, or in a time of need"
To this one I have to say that you guys can definitely expect our help in case of war. I'm absolutely convinced about it.
there many differences between individuals from the same village - so what?>
Its up to individuals !
I agree but in this case it's about this forum and I'd like to narrow it down to this situation.