A nation's Foreign Relations measures its average standing on the international stage. High foreign relations are essential for developing International Trade and the Tourism industry, reducing Racial Tension, and preventing Terrorism. In addition, a nation's level of foreign relations will affect the number of Patriots within the nation; above average foreign relations discourages nationalism while below average relations encourages it.
Foreign Relations are most greatly affected by Foreign Aid. Arts Subsidies can also offer a positive boost, while CO2 Emissions will have a negative, albeit small impact. The random Event "Ban livestock Imports" also plays a role in foreign relations.