i'd like to revisit the suggestion of embargoes being set at an alliance level
for those who haven't read the original suggestion, here's the link. additionally, here's the link to the similar suggestion of being able to embargo entire alliances on a national level, which was approved
now that we've got that out of the way, i'd like to address why i think this suggestion should be reassessed:
first, the things that were mentioned in the original suggestion are still valid - alliance-level embargoes would be much more impactful and create more tension in cold wars and peacetime.
second, the reasons alex originally gave are more or less countered by his reasoning in the nation>alliance embargo suggestion thread - namely, if a nation doesn't like the alliance's embargo policies, they can quit the alliance. this was mentioned in the original thread as well
third, there has been some recent furore over embargo spam - enacting embargoes on an alliance level would drastically reduce the number of notifications a nation would get, and also reduce (or even eliminate) the possibility of embargoes being used for harassment
fourth, alex states that alliance leadership should be monitoring and enforcing their embargo policies across their membership - this is an enormous amount of work for very little gain at the moment, particularly within larger alliances. currently, to check if nations are following embargo policy one has to go through the alliance's nation list. this involves two clicks and manually reading through a list of every embargo the nation has, per nation. in an alliance of 100+ members this is a ridiculous amount of work that needs to be repeated every time embargo policy changes.