Okay, I just got the demo and I was really excited about the game. Naturally, I was immediately drowned by the complexity, so I decided to assign my first few games to getting a stable economy. I was doing really well, with 3 bil in my treasury (this is my first "sucessful" game) when, after two espionage actions, East Germany Declared war on West Germany. (This was probably about 15-25 minutes into the game) I naturally declared war on East Germany, and most nations followed suit. A few game days later, the USSR declared war.
I wasn't sure if this was some sort of bug--I'd done literally nothing in the international department besides condemning an East German act of espionage--so I started again. In case it wasn't a bug, I figured it might be that the AI saw West Germany as an easy target, so this time I went straight out and deployed tanks to the border. However, the exact same chain of events happened, with the same result.
Has anyone come across this bug before, and is there a fix for it? Or is it that I need to deploy more forces to the border or strenthen my alliances because the AI is legitimately deciding that the Western bloc is weaker than the East?