Look guys, just leave the flaming out of this. It's perfectly OK for Asgard to be a local alliance of Nordic countries. That is your right and your privilege, but it doesn't redress that you allowed that famous Nordic country, Canada into the alliance, and why you courted and then spurned both Ireland and Netherlands. Netherlands happening twice. Surely, at some stage it is going to occur to you that you will be perma-wiped unless to either grow the alliance or ally yourselves to a bigger one.
If your attitude is that being wiped is something you can cope with, that's equally fine, but don't expect your populations to grow and don't expect to play a part in eRepublik. You might as well turn off the lights and go home.