Kibord became a first mentor for Michelle to explain her elementary mechanics. For first days she just watched the community and continued to learn. She joined the most apolitical party - Buddhists Party headed by Geka.
|“ We don't ask you to vote or comment correctly, whatever, we generally don't care what you going to do. ”|
(The Buddhists Party simple principles)
Buddhists party was an Individualists' platform. Once a friend invited Michelle to Independent Ukraine party to vote for their candidate. She came, made a small affair in Skype-room and left it on the next day.
In that time she founded a newspaper naming as Beatles' song (proposed by Alexandr Sunbeliever) «». In fact, it was the main reason why she wanted to play eRepublik. In the first article «Первая ласточка» (the First Swallow) was the photography of own persona, because she tired of solicitations to show her photo to everyone, so she just put it in article, so it straight was voted and easily became a national TOP1 with 121 votes (for now picture removed). Next articles had more entertaining character, there was a soldier story about battle for Malaysia against Indonesian aggression, first international message to allied France on day 744, and first interview experience with Alexandr Sunbeliever - political activist.
On 26th December 2009, Michelle Freebird won her first Congress elections in Bassarabia from Buddhists Party. She won on the edge of the rating with 6 votes. In January she became a President of Buddhists with a probability of party's PTO by Pan Xenonchik - prime-minister of Ukraine. On the same time, she managed a Ministry of Culture, so she had a talk with Xenonchik in one of the common skype-chats that night. On the next month he back with a 'resources' of OYH (nationalists) party and completed his intentions to destroyed Buddhists Party. On the same night Ukraine lost and second opposition party - Anarcho-Communists Party of Ukraine was PTOed by nationalists with the only one vote outweigh. Buddhists and Anarchists voted as one team, but lost on all fronts... Pan Xenonchik renamed Buddhists Party to Totalitarian War Machine, but not for long, just in few hours party was returned to it's true members.
Took a step to the big policy, Michelle became more sure in her opinion. The first political sympathy was the Entente - an alliance of Ukraine, Italy and France. She fought bravely with Spain and short while later Poland and USA in the war of Independence of France.
Michelle didn't back in March when pro-EDEN presidents weren't elected for the upcoming term. Ukraine still had a pro-Entente government, Michelle held the position of Congress Speaker, all articles edited by MF could be found in 'Ukrainian Congress Herald' for this period. The girl was growing up and became more aware and more dangerous for her enemies. 'Blackbird's articles were filled with criticism of Eden. After Alexey Mac's referendum where was again chosen pro-Entente political way for country and EDEN supporters have failed once again, they started riots, Michelle in that commotion published only one article with one picture. It was called 'The dogs' bark, but the caravan goes on' and absolutely right to respond to the situation. The article reached international TOP1 and showed that Ukraine supports Entente/Phoenix and Phoenix/Entente support Ukraine. Not like a pro-EDEN wish.
Michelle went to the Ukrainian army just a week or two later than it was created. She served in the second regiment of Yaroslav the Wise under the command of NuClearR and Mentem. She left the national army when the government of Ukraine decided don't support the Entente.