Democracy 4 Expansion Plans

Cliffski's Blog announces plans for the next expansion for Democracy 4. This does not carry a title at this point, and Cliff (Harris, not Bleszinski, to clear up a common misconception) calls it a "straight data-only expansion." This does not fulfill Guns N' Roses' dream of Chinese Democracy, but it will add six new countries to the politics simulation:
Those countries are

  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Poland
  • Turkey
  • Switzerland
  • Brazil

I think this represents a pretty good mixture. Greece and Ireland are fairly similar to some of the other countries in the game, but we have a fair bunch of players in those countries and people like to play their home country. Plus Ireland is a bit interesting because it is basically an economic disaster due to geography, which is able to work mostly because it has ludicrously good rates for companies to base their HQ there for tax purposes. Its basically the largest respectable country that serves as a tax haven.