foreign ideas for Democracy 2


#1

Would this be a good extra to Democracy 2?

  • Yes
  • No

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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. :smiley:. 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 France´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 :exclamation: 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… :smiley:


#2

Just more details…

The world map should be able to view one at of four hemispheres at a time. This is in part to make the countries more easier to focus on one by one and make the game look clean and simple. When you scroll over a country a black box appears at the right hand of the screen with the name of the region it is part of in big white leaders and underneath the regions relations with your country and adminstration. Underneath that would be the name of the country followed by the name of the current president. After that the countries relations with your country etc…

Some other facts might be included like religion and population. There would also be a little airplane symbol which means taking a flight to the region or country and a gun symbol for war. Perhaps a little political compass and the country´s position in it would be important too. :bulb:

And here is a list of the regions…

  1. The West-USA, Canada, Western Europe, Austarlia, Israel etc…
  2. Latin America-Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Cuba, Mexico etc…
  3. Eastern Europe- The successor states of the Soviet Union.
  4. Africa- Wow, im kinda supprised at how few African nations I know of.
  5. The Middle-East- Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Syria, Palenstine, etc…
  6. and finnaly Asia- China, India, Cambodia, North and South Korea, Japan, etc…
    I thought about Ocenia but there either part of (south-east) Asia, Austrilia or New Zeland, or some colony/state of the west like ¿Hawiie? sorry i cant spell.

P.S. I don´t expect every little nation to be on the world map, just the big and important ones (no offense small and unimportant ones) with some regions of the map being gray and with just info on the region.

P.S.S. I don’t want Democracy to be anything like a warmongering game and I know Cliff doesn’t either :wink: . However war would add realism to the game and in leaving it out would be a great mistake for it. So it should be balanced. The only good a war would do is have the possibility of killing a foe and replacing him with an ally (if you win it) and gain the respect of patriots. An extended war would anger liberals and be bad for the economy.