Actually, before you scrap your old game, try setting your minister priority on that game. See if that helps. I hope you have a seapier and airfield (?).
If you scrap your game, I wouldnt limit myself to the usual house rules till you figure out the settings that would give the most opportunity for success.
I know if I was using my usual house rules , there would have been know way in heck I would have been able to aquire those ships or aircraft and/or quite possible those land units that early in the game. I just wouldnt have had the funds to do it. I also dont know if that effects any future offers either.
After Update 7 comes out I will attempt this againx2, 1 using house rules and 1 without house rules, and see what differences I may find. Ill also play it out further and take some land, build a base etc...Maybe we can start a 3rd type on MP using both Grenadines and St. Kitts.
When I typed about starting standings I was referring to how other countries view Grenadies vs how they veiw St Kitts. Is there any way to know how this is hard coded at start?
I dunno, may ask the Devs or a Modder. Only other way I can think of would be to start a game as each region and look at St. Kitts and Grenadines to see.