I started having trouble connecting late last nite but didn't really effect me since I just logged in offline to play.
This is just kids, as pointed out Valve/Steam has no real strategic power in government or politics.
Damn now I'm unable to post to Blue's forum!
Edit: Omg I'm a spammer, I suck! Damn I tried to delete post 18 and 19 but don't have permission, sorry Blue.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.That is easy.All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.It works the same way in any country.