From the ashes of revolution you have become Presidente. What will you do now?
Inherit a wealth of corruption.
There was dancing in the streets of the small Central American country of Chimerica when the corrupt Farsante dictatorship was overthrown. You've just been made Presidente and your goal is to lead Chimerica out of its economic and social problems and establish stability within your three-year term of office. But the issues are complex, your opponents are powerful and your most trusted advisors may have hidden agendas of their own.
Appoint your cabinet...carefully.
You will not be alone in your decision making. Study the leaders of the three powerful political parties. Then appoint as ministers those you believe will best advise you and help you balance the influence of these parties. Make appointments carefully, because one day they might execute you, rather than your orders.
The fate of a country is in your hands.
Your days will be full of encounters with diplomats, influentials, journalists and others. If you are to succeed, you need to learn the subtle art of working with people...smart, ambitious people.
You'll need to understand how people bargain, negotiate and compromise their way to power. Implement the land reform demanded by the landless laborers and you're sure to anger the cotton cultivators. Fail to deal with land reform at all, however, and you'll soon find an angry crowd massed outside the National Palace. Each decision you make has its ramifications... some good, some bad, some obvious, some not.
A strategy game for the real world.
You never lead Chimerica the same way twice because Hidden Agenda is rich with complexities, subtleties and opportunities. Each game is new lesson in geopolitical power. And Hidden Agenda keeps score the same way the real world keeps score. News and editorials from national and international sources inform you of local and world opinions. Progress charts monitor the economic and social trends of Chimerica. You can also peek into the future and read what the history books will say about you and your accomplishments. Even if you survive as Presidente, you may not survive the verdict of history.
Can you survive the challenge of leadership in Central America?
Don't just read about current events, start making them. All Chimerica...all of the Americas...all the world waits to see your strategy when you face the challenge.