I have been playing my first game of EUII and have found it enjoyable, except for the continous loss of stability from the random events. I haven't been able to maintain even a +1 despite spending most of my income of stability. As England my nation has been impoverished and I am falling behind on Tech research because most of my money is going to stability. Is there anything that can tone down the random events that mandate the collaspe of stability time and time again? I have fought only one war for fear of my stability being forever lowered to -3. I think they really overdid the down siding of the stability index, BIG-TIME. Is anyone else having this problem or has God cursed the nation of England?