National ideas are representative of a nation's historical skills,specialties, culture, or other traits. They are mostly `based on historical events or specialties. And are a major source of flavor for countries.
National ideas work similarily to Vanilla but with distinct differences, most of which were added in version 2.01. For starters every one idea(from an idea group) unlocks a national idea, and most countries start out with 4 ideas. There are also less ideas and Traditions and Ambitions have been removed. National ideas are now based on events that happened shortly before or shortly after the start date or things that have been present in the country for most of the game's duration for more historical accuracy
Types of ideas Edit
Unlike vanilla where a nation has 2 traditions 7 ideas and an ambition, In MEIOU a nation has 1 familial system, 1 bonus idea and 5 normal ideas
Familial systems Edit
Familial systems are based on culture and represent the way society works in the country, they have both advantages and penalties typically associated with such Societies.
Bonus ideas Edit
Bonus ideas are also based on culture rather than country and represent what the people in the country are typically good at
Besides Familial systems and Bonus ideas there are normal ideas that work like Vanilla but are typicially stronger because there are only 5 rather than 7