Ust'-Bumfuckinsk has three paths that are unlocked at the regional stage after an abrupt "hey, let's change the government, boiz!" moment (be it due to a sudden election, a first one in more than 20 years; or a coup).
Gena Cid's wacky radical path (AuthSoc/Fascist)
<- A focus dedicated to training Ust'-Bumfuckinsk ragtag army into space marines + an event where a poor conscript called Petrovich Korazov is yelled at by a drill instructor straight out of an American movie;
<- "Purge Blessenniy's Faction" focus and associated events with graphic descriptions (someone certainly will post one of these events in discord saying it gave them nightmares);
<- Forcing people to make rifles for the state, shooting these people with the same rifles when they slack off because of starvation;
<- Even though the leader is almost caricaturely antagonistic, still will have some unironic ironic unironic fans in the community.
Democritus Blessenniy's wholesome path (AuthDem/LibDem/SocDem)
<- Event marking Blessenniy's rise to power with the title "New Dawn of Spring Hope" or some other combination of these words;
<- An obligatory event where a dung farmer called Old Man Vasily sheds a manly tear of joy, because he knows that somewhere out there in the capital a congressman cares and thinks about him while voting for acts and bills in the gilded marble halls of power;
<- A single "fly in the ointment" event about a poor person still being poor, that was added so that this path wouldn't be criticized as "too perfect" or "unrealistically wholesome".
Unbekannt Strenggeheimov's wildcard E S O T E R I C path
<- Unbekannt will win only because the player made conscious effort to bring a nutjob into power;
<- Either establishes sweet wholesome peace and equality for everyone, with smiling babies and rainbows; or is just as insane as Cid, but with a focus on an absurd fringe ideology/conspiracy theory that would get anyone on a 24/7 watchlist in a single Google search. Either way creates a failed state.
<- Policies that are vaguely defined in focus descriptions (interpretation of these policies will lead to several major flamewars in the community);
<- The path was kept secret by the devs, but immediately spread all over the community and memed to death in mere hours after release.
1)Every character in events awkwardly adresses other people by their surname (even their family, friends and colleauges). Because patronymics are hard.
2) Regional stage features a power struggle mechanic in the form of a two-side progress bar, a competition of whoever has the highest number or a full-on election survey. You can never guess whether you will spend 100 pp and forget about it or you will have to savescum it to death.
3) "Chasing the Sun".
4) Foreign policy tree will always include a focus with an event to a foreign nation which the player will never get to read.
5) Reunified Russia does not use the classic Russian tricolor. What it does use is fancy adjectives in the state's name to differentiate it from other unifiers.