The Axis - HT Central
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The Axis - HT Central was proudly established almost 5 years ago and continues to grow from strength to strength. The Axis - HT Central represents an active conference where jokes are shared between mates from Oceania and abroad as "Vigilantes" within it. It is a federation with it's origins in Oceania but welcomes English speaking Hattrick users from around the globe.
Whilst now a friendly rivalry is held between the Alliance and the Axis, the origins of the Axis can directly be traced back to when posts made inside the federation forums made it out into the Oceanian conference. Some members of the OC took offense to these posts and because of this, they decided to make a federation directly opposing the Alliance and everything that it stood for.
Things were to get worse before they got better and Alliance, and Axis members frequently squared off in the Oceania conferences. Things however have since cooled down and the only rivalry between the two federations is in the seasonal "Alliance vs Axis Cup" which is an end of season playoff between members of both federations at the end of Oceania's season.
the Alliance have been comfortable winners in the last two cups, however the Axis has vowed next season they will return victorious.
The Axis as a name
Many people within Oceania and other HT countries have taken offense to the naming of the Axis, and its relation to the world wars. However that said even though the context is there for it to be taken that way, it is only used in the context of being the oposite to what the Alliance is, in the same way the Axis was the opposition to the Aliance, and does not assume any other context. There have been many minor changes to accomodate the Axis as the choice of name to define us as a federation, however that said everyone must not assume that we are in any way sympathisers to the Axis's cause.
The Axis was conceived in part due to an Alliance blacklist, while it was inevitable that not everyone would be allowed into the Alliance many members took offense to this and as such it gave birth to an opposing federation that stood for everything the Alliance did not stand for. Unfortunately for the members of the Alliance, or fortunately for the members that would go on to create the Axis this list was publicised when a user from the Alliance forgot to turn their signature off in the OC and as such it sparked a fierce rivalry that would go on for many seasons.
When election time came and the election for U-20 was won by an Alliance member, accusations started to fly in the OC that The Alliance had block voted for the member. Considering that around 7 of the top 10 candidates (including the first 3) were all Alliance members, Alliance members could do nothing to sway the doubters.
When an Alliance member then won the next election, these same accusations were again brought out with similar results.