Oh Vicky 2, so many hours wasted waging war against the Ottoman... among other things.
It seems to me that inequality was at the base of this game. As a small industrial nation (Ireland) I was able to colonise and assimilate much of south-east asian population without much effort. 2nd power after G.B.
I haven't seen a lot of inequality in fantasy setting, so it's should be interesting. Generally the countries have the same level of technology. Some are richer but the difference is not as big as in the industrial era. As with cultural supremacy, nationalism is a concept that appeared after the middle age (or during the 100 years war depending on the source) so people tend to put that subject aside. I guess it's entirely plausible for a nation of that era to use social darwinism. That was the concept your where refering to, right ?
So, welcome to the guild, I hope you will enjoy your stay.