I'm sure we've all played at least one game in the new Fall of Empires map (which is really cool btw, i love playing with the whole world as the scenario) and noticed "isn't the UK way too big?" or "the UK is too OP". And you'd be right, it certainly is OP: it has territories in all continents (Great Britain/Ireland/Malta in Europe, the Raj and some of present day Malaysia in Asia, as well as some colonies sprinkled in Africa, Oceania and the Americas) and it starts as the player with the most provinces (~100) and with ~30% of the victory points needed to win.
Hence, if it is so overpowered, how could we make it easier to deal with? I think the devs should make the British Raj into its own thing, just like they did with French Equatorial Africa. This would level the field a lot and would not be much of a burden to the UK, who would remain with a strong 50/60-ish provinces (which would keep it on a very respectable 5th place at the beginning).
However, if this was not possible, there's still another option: the Princely States. These were not administered by the UK directly, so they could be added as an AI nation (picture related).
So, what do you think? Feel free to comment any feedback you think of
EDIT: After reading all of your messages, you've changed my mind: turns out UK's size plays against it, since
1. Lots of territories means lots of bordering countries who will want a slice of your land
2. The sheer amount of provinces and troops also makes it really hard to start expanding early on, since just going berserk will send you straight to poverty and lacking resources, which will lower your moral and just make you lose 7 provinces every day.
However, i do have some nitpicks:
1. Why is Gibraltar a 10 point province? They already start with enough points, and it doesn't make much sense that a literal rock is more rewarding (both in points and resources since it also produces chemicals) than, let's say, Córdoba (Argentina's second most populated city, only beaten by Buenos Aires) or Helsinki (the capital of a country, which only bears 5 points and no resources)
2. Why is King Edward Point even a thing? I checked and, as of 2005, there are only 26 people living there; however, you did not add the channel islands (maybe the two could fall under the same province?), which are way more known, populated and relevant. They don't even serve as a pitstop for airplanes, making them overall irrelevant and easy to forget about
Anyway, as said before, feel free to comment on your opinion.