'Suzerain' Is a Political Strategy Game that Shows Why 'Unity' Is a Trap

My two worst moments in Suzerain: first, there was the time I sealed my borders with a fascist state while it carried out military operations against an ethno-nationalist terror group, effectively assisting an ethnic-cleansing campaign. The second was also the moment of my greatest triumph, as I passed massive constitutional reforms and firmly broke with the dictatorial past of the nation of Sordland. It was a stunning success, but I knew that one of the prices I had paid to accomplish it was the betrayal of my best friend and political right-hand.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/y3gk57/suzerain-game-review