What David van Rotterdam states is the truth. They are protectorates of the United Kingdom and have zero interaction with the ECA. They are merely a state that The UK will assist in defending if they are attacked by another faction, nothing more.
Okay, what exactly is Saudi Arabia stuck being blue for? It's currently neutral with American cleanup in Mecca.
"We should not be avoiding our fears like it is the plague. Rather, we should be charging into our fears and facing them head-on. My one fear is losing everything to anyone; but that is why we have war, isn't it?" - Omar Al-Ghazi, former Grand Warlord of the Global Liberation Army & Current Leader of Serpent Cell