Duly noted. I will...consider purchasing it in the next summer steam sales if I don't flash on anything more interesting. There are plenty, though the UPNG is the only first-class power. The Republic of the Carolinas, the Republic of California, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Chile...those are all democracies, though of course like every type of political system they have their share of issues. Hmmm..fairly good. Unlike China, the reunification was done in a fashion which didn't make the other side a war-torn wasteland and as you said they added more lands without bleeding their armies white. Unlike China, they also have no anti-foreigner policy, making them a very important hub for expensive finished goods. Add to this France doesn't consider them a problem because French interests in eastern Asia have significantly decreased, and Japan can be a valuable partner for the Bourbons.