I’m starting a thread for any thoughts on the ways that the initial conditions of countries in D3 differ from reality in notable ways, because there were a few choices with the UK that surprised me.
I’m initially going to focus on UK Education policy (because it’s what I know), and I noted three things that were very different to reality:
- Free school meals are not implemented at all at the start, despite there being free school meals in some form or another in the UK since 1944.
- FE Colleges are not government funded at the start of the game, though there is a policy to allow it. While I believe they are not fully funded by the government, they do receive government funding through HEFCE
- Creationism and evolution are both taught at the start of the game. Creationism is not taught in UK schools.