Well, I just started playing Democracy and I struggled a bit until I have a clear understanding of this game and next I’m going to give you three beginning tips.
Tip Number 1 - Before anything, you need a strategy.
This game is about politics. In politics, you must have a position. And after all, you will follow some tactics in order to achieve your strategy. Suppose that I want to make EUA Great Again increasing jobs and making capitalist and conservators happy (this is my strategy). Then, the tactic I would use is: I’m going to pass every sort of policies that would make then happy. Such as: tax relief for companies and vetting any sort of liberalism policies: implementing CCTV cameras on street (reduce crime but liberals don’t like it) etc.
Tip number 2 - Analyze everything first.
In every new match, analyze your country aspects: financially, population and currently problems.
Financially: Always check what are your major expenses and your major source of income. Here you can have an idea of how you can increase your income or reduce your expenses.
For example, if your expenses in Army/Military is huge, then despite disappointing some patriots, you can cut this amount to save some money. But do NOT forget, you should do something regarding those patriots in order to not get killed.
Or, you can raise or implement some source of tax in order to increase your income. Then you should analyze it carefully in order not to disappoint the people you don’t want to. Such as, if your strategy is to make capitalist and liberals happy, then if you raise/implement a Mansion Tax you will definitely disappoint some capitalists.
Population: Your challenge size will be proportional to the population you are going to hurt the most. If the number of capitalists in EUA is huge and you try to make EUA a socialist country passing every sort of Social Policies, you can do it but you should manage it very very carefully.
Currently Problem: What you should do in order to put an end to those problems and make everyone like you. Everyone group is kind of controversial because you should focus on some sort of group not all of them to be reelected. However, if your group is making parents happy then Asma Problem will definitely make a good effect on that group.
Tip Number 3 - Don’t forget, there are plenty of other social groups in your country, they can kill you.
Don’t forget those other groups. If your strategy is to make America great again you should not definitely forget those socialists and liberals otherwise, they will kill you. Therefore, even though you pass the major number of policies making capitalists and conservators happy you should pass few sort of liberals and socialists policies too. It doesn’t matter that some capitalists and conservators will be sad by that because you already passed lots of policies making them happy.
Well, those are just a few insight that will help you start playing this game well.
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