Rylock, if I may, I'd like to ask you a question:
In the new patch changelog for AHD, the developers mention they did add "- Added Great Wars and mechanics", so you know how this Great Wars mechanic differ from the Great Wars submod you integrated with your mod?
The Great Wars mechanic added in 2.31 only makes it so that any war involving more than one GP on each side (following the activation of the system around the 1870's) will be turned into a Great War. This means an automatic "Cut Down to Size" wargoal is added for every country involved and reduces the chance of them white peaceing out early reduces the cost of any added wargoals by 2/3.
The Great Wars submod is misnamed, really-- it was named that before this mechanic was added into vanilla. What it does currently is make it so that once Mass Politics is invented (so sometime after 1900) countries can enter into a state of "total war" whenever two GP's are at war. When that happens, they will call all allies and also seek out enemies of their opponent to ally with and call into the war. They also get a new Dismantle Empire wargoal, which if enforced will dismantle the opponents territory and split up all colonies among the victors. This wargoal is occasionally handed out as a CB to countries that are very hostile to each other.
How much of "1836 improved" was included in each version? I loved the changes it made and would prefer to just use NNM Basic if it's more than strictly just adding new cores. Perhaps adding some side-by-side comparisons in the OP for the next version would help?
EDIT: Nevermind. Looks like there's no inherent map changes to NNB, correct?
There are no map changes in the basic NNM version. It only adds new cultures and country cores, as stated in the OP.
A number of things from 1836 Improved are in the full NNM version-- mainly territorial changes which 1836 had made, and a number of fixes. The main things which 1836 did which I didn't add were the changes to Central Asia (which didn't make sense for gameplay) and the additional Indonesian countries (which I already had, though some are different).
I loved your mod, Rylock. I think it really adds to the 1836 scenario! And the new decisions are cool. Decisions always are cool,. Anyway, I think Victoria II AHD have few decisions, it could have more.
Now, what are your plans for the future of this mod? What do you plan to do next?
How about the "liberal revolution" modifier that never fires? That is what makes Austria to never get the Ausgleich.
Again, NNM doesn't do anything with the Liberal Revolution events. The purpose of NNM isn't to fix vanilla bugs... and in this case I don't think it's even a bug. The "Enact the Dual Monarchy" decision for Austria doesn't have anything to do with the liberal revolution. Generally speaking it requires Germany to exist or Austria to be doing really poorly.
So probably the reason one doesn't see Austria-Hungary very often is because a) Austria tends to be very powerful and b) Germany rarely forms.
EDIT: Ah, I see. I used PDM's version of the decision which requires Austria to have had the Liberal Revolution. It would be nice if someone would have simply reported that, as opposed to referring to it as if it had already been reported.
I'll fix it. But probably by moving PDM's Liberal Revolution events over.