Would this be a good extra to Democracy 2?
just thinking here and I would love to see foreign relations in the new game. It would be very simple to navigate through, there would be 2 pages. One would be the policy/domestic page which is the original Democracy. . The other would be a map of the world. It would be breaked down into regions/blocs like the West which would include Australia, U.S., Canada and Western Europe because they would be defined by culture more than anything else. These regions would include general popularity of both your administration, which is affected by your policies, and of your country which would be affected by both your policies and your nations reactions to them. So for example France has a lot of socialist policies in place while your position is more capitilist leaning, but the general public hates those policies. So FranceÂ´s preception of your administration is horrible but they love your country. There would be perceptions of countries, regions and the world at large. The countries found in your region would be more accepting of your country than others.
This would affect 2 important things. The first is trade. A country and a leader with a good image will have as a result a better corporate image and thus the GDP will go up. The other is rough tensions with opposing policies and idealogical, religous and cultural backrounds, which could lead to espinaouge, and war To improve your standing in a region or specific country you could take a tour of it but this would stop you from starting new policies and would in a way be like a sort of policy. For instance going to the very liberal Netherlands could inhance your position with liberals but hurt it with conservatitives, etc…
If this foriegn relations thing would be in the game then there could also be a posibility to new exciting policies which would affect both domestic and foreign opinion. Ideas include the war on terror, drugs, a UN lead fight on poverty, and lots more…