I've played Victoria 2 AHD for a couple of months, and in all my games GB or USA are the only consistent superpowers, is there any cheat of the AI to do so? On one game, france was the second power but just before the end had a war with prussia and GB, and although USA was her ally didn't enter that war (it does not become a great war because i play it with AHD not the 2.3 patch) and get kicked pretty bad ended out of GP status, final result GB on 2 and USA on 1.
On another game, I managed to challenge the USA as Mexico and fight two unsuccesfull wars against them (in both wars i've had technology advantage that seems don't matter against their might), that turn good just because i was allied with GB, but with heavy losses for me, then suddenly, after 1920's or so, and losing half of their army in the last war (finally i've learned how to fight a war in victoria 2), they raise a more powerful army that i can't counter, from 130 brigades to 300, and 400 brigades of mobilization pool, (i spoted it by loading a save game as the usa). Final result on that game GB 1 and USA 2, after a great war between GB and Austria(Austria with number one spot and number one military), even though GB lost Canada to the USA, Austria lost, (because after conquering canada the USA sign peace with GB) they both get the top spots.
Then i get suspicious and load the other late games i had (1890 and up), as both GB and USA,and they both had enourmous mobilization pools...if the AI had (as USA) at least 3 wars against Mexico, 2 against CSA, and two against GB, why their economy has that tremendous boost that they can manage to get that powerful army without bankrupt itself. Austria, Prussia and the other GP (aside GB, that's my point) didn't have so many wars and I assume that's why they get in that spot, they drop very fast of GP status if they get on a war with another GP on the top 5 spots. That didn't happen in all my games with either the USA or GB...
Is the game hardcoded??
I've seen the USA broke in many recorded games (in youtube) but never happened to me...any toughts??