Can't start new games democracy 3

I recently purchased democracy 3 and I was loving. I played for about 3 hours in the first session. After that the next day I wanted to start a new country. As the game loaded to start the new game the game crashed. I have since redownloaded the game and uninstalled and uninstalled all mods and it still hasn’t worked. I love this game and I really want to play it again