I think you meant burden. Sorry to nitpick, but I'm sort of a grammer and spelling freak.
Just caught that one on my own. Thanks and fixed. I'm big on that, too. I usually proof at least once or twice, but I was in a hurry at the end.
Curious about some of those UP issues. Have you managed to get any of the currently inactive ones working?
Well, it's mostly been tweaks in terms, duration, or how the AI would vote. For example, I reduced the duration on a number of them from 3 years to 1 year since 3 years may as well be the whole game in some cases, especially for the "no evil trade" laws.
There was one broken issue that I fixed, the one where it asks if you want to increase trade routes by 2, then gives the option of none, 1,2,3, or 4. The way it was coded, the only way to increase trade routes was to vote for 1 - but if 1 was passed, it would give 2 additional routes. All other choices resulted in 0 additional routes. I changed it to a yes/no vote for 2 routes and it works as intended. Using the same fix it would be possible to create issues to add or subtract any number of routes.
Which other issues have, um, issues?