>>69297780>>69298583>Hm. I was thinking that this democratic nation is somewhat new and built from the ashes of a tyrannical leader that was overthrown after a bloody civil war. Most of other kingdoms on the continent would be pretty hostile towards them as they are absolute monarchies. These are idea are kind of fresh.
I think that's a great premise, and you have plenty of historical examples to draw inspiration from, OP!
Keep in mind that, other than very, very few exceptions (for instance, the US is not a good example of your "typical" democratic uprising), virtually none of these republican/democratic revolutionary governments ever meet a good end. Even arguably very successful ones (like Florence's "our several politicians literally trapped in a building for several months doing politician stuff until they're allowed to go free"-style plutocracy) never end well, and eventually fall prey to bigger fish. More often they end up the target of drastic "punitive expeditions", which I feel is a great situation to dump your players in. That sense of tragedy is just part of the fun!
If you can capitalize on that inherent feeling of corruption and imminent, overwhelming danger, a fledgling democracy is an absolutely amazing setting. Personally, I'd recommend leaning more towards the likes of Revolutionary France and the various city-state democracies in Italy (Florence or the Ambrosian Republic in particular) for prime plot hooks for the kind of "new democracy" flavour you seem to be going for.
Again, America is a bit too much of an outlier to serve as a reasonable example of how such a government would go, especially in a medieval fantasy world.