I was playing around with some different starts, and had a question on the initial alignment values, for the UK specifically but really for any neutral: Do the plans that are picked determine the alignment values, or is it random? The reason I ask is I started a game with the CP Moltke plan (aggressive attack into Russia); France picked the defensive plan (XIII?) and Russia the Grand Duke. At the game start, the UK was at 24% CP alignment, which seemed kinda far away for a defensive WE, but not crazy. So, I started another game; Allies were the same plans, but this time the CP was the Kronprinz (defensive). This time, the UK was only 14% CP. Intuitively, I'd think the more defensive stance from the CP would make the UK more likely to stay neutral.
Anyone know how this works? Does it impact any other neutrals (Italy, Ottomans, the Balkan nations)?