I sincerely hope that this proposition does not make it beyond a statement of intent. Equilism is an old and respectable region and should, in my opinion, have more love for itself than to take on the burden of an association with KGB. I cannot fault Izzy or Leo for keeping associations in KGB - I myself have kept up with plenty of KGB's citizens, Leo among them, and feel like it would be cruel to neglect my friends because they chose to remain in a region that I don't approve of. My friendships are important to me and worth far more than the silly smatterings of NS politics that initially brought us together. By the same token that I'm able to distance my friendships from regional politics, though, I am able to distance what is good for my friends as people from what is good for my friends as politicians.
All respect to Leo and Izzy for taking these steps to help out their friends in other regions, but KGB is a friend to you. It is not a friend to Equilism. What benefit could an association with KGB possibly serve us here? I don't believe any of our allies would look fondly on a treaty with this region. I dare say some of our most longstanding alliances would outright reject a new treaty with any region who was treatied also with KGB. But we willl ask them to forgive us for creating a new alliance with regions that we know put those old alliances in jeopardy only because we assume they will stay? I can't with sincerity say that they wouldn't stay... they very well might. But their respect and trust for Equilism as a region would certainly be diminished.
KGB is claiming to have turned over a new leaf and kept Vac on a short leash, but it appears to me to be up to the same old tricks. The same old fossils are still in charge, plus a few people who they believe will stay loyal to their own wills. They've wisely not reinstated Vac as their highest in command in the Marines, but have unwisely shot him up to second-highest in command. Do they think we're blind? They've not only tried, but convicted one of their oldest citizens for speaking up against Vac. He dared say that Vac is blacklisted and unliked outside of KGB, and Vac claimed that this was slander. It is not slander. It is true. The King, Vac, the Judge, and all parties involved know that this is true, yet they still sacrificed one of their own to trial and punishment on Vac's behalf. Mercifully the punishment was not extreme, but the conviction was entirely unfair. KGB may with time fall into a more noble way of doing, but for the time being we have more proof before us that this is not the case than we could possibly muster to say that it is. These are the reasons our allies speak so steadfastly against them, the reasons that the NS community continues to remain cautious and generally resistant to the region at large, and the reason that Izzy and Leo want to help them fix their reputations so badly. The question to be asking ourselves is not "Is Vac a new man?" or "Is KGB a new region?" The question to ask is "Is this a beneficial association for Equilism?" and the answer is no.