Before the war they'd probably have had fairly wide spread support since they had a sympathetic cause (independence) and could easily paint themselves the underdog compared to the Federation since the Federation controlled every other Side and Earth. Once you declare war though you tend to lose a lot of support, especially when you do so with extremist actions. Germany in WWII being a fairly good example. Before the invasion of Poland they had quite a bit of sympathy and a lot of people in the UK, France and the US empathized with them since Germany were touting their actions as being justified by the unfairness of the Treaty of Versailles. Appeasement sentiments were fairly widespread too. Once they invaded Poland though, a lot of that disappeared. Not all, but a lot of it. And an invasion and annexion of one other country isn't nearly as extreme as gassing a colony (another country essentially) and then using that colony as a weapon against your enemies. That action would lose Zeon A LOT of support more than likely.
I'd say they'd have had enough support in the colonies to build an alliance of Sides as well though realistically, since they had a fairly common cause in distant rule by the Federation, were specifically constructed to be self sufficient and independence has some fairly obvious economic benefits. So Zeon not have any support in the Sides and deciding to attack them all is kind of weird, since they really should have had more support and not had to be nearly as extreme in the start of the war.>>16670288
No? Third world originally just meant not allied with the Allies so they're definitely not that and the modern meaning is extreme poverty and social problems; which doesn't describe Zeon either. Shit, it describes Hong Kong better than Side 3 in UC. I've no idea where you think they're described as third world.>>16670291
America is becoming more interested in fracking and natural gas than oil anyway.>>16670298
In what way?