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RageMojo Mar 28, 2013 @ 10:21am
International Factions
I am still playing through the game, so if this is covered in a later mission forgive me, but i am curious about something.

As the USSR and USA are the only contributors each month, is there ever a reason to pick China, Europe or the Middle East over the US or USSR?

Does it impact if certain missons will be offered to me? Is it ever wise to pick one of these over the two that give me support cash?
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rwatts518 Mar 28, 2013 @ 1:44pm 
It is important to maintain warm or better relations with the minor powers so that you can export and import to them. There may be other facets to minor power relations in certain scenarios but this is probably the major one. I've never had critically low relations with minor powers, so I don't know what happens when that happens; maybe they make greater monetary requests...idk. You can go to your trade menu and look at all commodities trading in the game. Sometimes a minor power is the only one from whom you can import a needed resource. Obviously, bad relations will negatively affect your ability to procure that resource.
Thoapzi Mar 28, 2013 @ 3:01pm 
It is quite simple. While minor nations are not capable of directly funding you or invading you (if your relations are low, and usually it's near-impossible to get them to 0% anyway), they give quite some advantages.
High relations with the EU increases the foreign aid you get whenever a disaster happens.
High relations with China increases the price of canned goods, and lowers the cost of luxury goods
High relations with the Middle East increases the price of oil goods, and may sometime give you 30.000$ as a bonus.

Besides, if you have 100% with a superpower, it is most likely about 100%, and you can easily remove a little relations so that you will not harm your relations with the other nations.
RageMojo Mar 28, 2013 @ 3:05pm 
thanks for the insights, that actually helped.
Vargas Mar 28, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
Good relations with EU - More disaster relief
- Cheaper foreign experts

Bad relations with EU - Decreased disaster relief
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Good relations China - Increased price canned food
- Lower import cost for luxury resources

Bad relations China - Trade embargo
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Good relations Middle East - Increased oil products export price

Bad relations Middle East - Trade embargo(?)
- No camels
RageMojo Mar 28, 2013 @ 4:04pm 
Camels!! Where!! Oh!
rwatts518 Mar 28, 2013 @ 8:44pm 
gotta have the camelage....sometimes it costs $7K....but gives u $30K later
neon_pants Apr 3, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
If China hates you, they drop a Trade Embargo, and you won't be able to import uranium for nuclear power
rwatts518 Apr 3, 2013 @ 7:11pm 
i guess that's kind of important (china hating) for certain scenarios....I usually build wind energy on higher elevations with electrical sub-stations...that keeps the hippie chick off my ♥♥♥♥ for the most part.
rwatts518 Apr 3, 2013 @ 7:12pm 
quadruple hearts is a reference to the posterior end...lol
rwatts518 Apr 3, 2013 @ 7:13pm 
geez...and i spelled it... a....r....s....e...oh well
Twelvefield Apr 3, 2013 @ 11:15pm 
Also: the better your international relations, the higher quality tourists from those regions who like you who will show up on your island.
neon_pants Apr 4, 2013 @ 9:54am 
just realized that the uranium comes from the USSR... my bad
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