A EU mod just spawned on the steam workshop. I highly recommend NOT to download it. It is full of errors and approximations. The author claims to be pro-european and making the mod with a UKIP supporter friend to make it more unbiased. Combining opposites doesn’t really make for a neutral or balanced approach as you probably know. The mod also makes a huge deal of Churchill being the founder of the EU and so forth. There’s also a lot of idiotic ideas like ethnic minorities loving EU military or EU membership… As a political student finishing its master’s degree, the whole thing made my head hurt.
I criticized the mod on the workshop, got blocked in mid-argument and the maker deleted the whole debate. Talk about being open to criticisism (I guess he played too much of Extremism =D)… It wouldn’t have mattered if this mod wasn’t the only one offering a Democracy 3 inclusion of the EU (along with the Austria mod).
However, on a more constructive note, it made me realize how much Democracy 3 could benefit from an in depth mod on european issues. EU relations, Common agricultural, cohesion funds, common immigration policies, schengen and so on. All could provide a very interesting approach if well-made.
European policies from the EP or the commission could be integrated through tricking the situation bubbles. I also noticed a mod being able to implement a seventh policy section (see Martial Law on the workshop). It could prove interesting.
Are other people interested in the idea?