I'm playing a game as the USA trying to prevent the civil war. As far as I can tell once I get past 1867 when the slavery debate modifier ends, I'm in the clear. So I'm not admitting any new states unless their southern ones, as I don't even know if making colonies states provides an advantage. I'm also choosing all conservative issues in election events so that liberals don't get 30 percent and start the CW. I'm trying to get Russia to do the alaskan purchase decision so I looked in the files, and it says that I need the global flag US_civil_war_has_happened or something like that. Can that flag be given if the war is averted? Or do I actually need to purposefully incite a Civil War just so that they'll sell me Alaska. Anyone had a game where you've gotten alaska even without the civil war happening?