I share your painhaha I just started a game on Madagascar. They won't escape me this time!
edit: the trick to getting madagascar seems to be using rodents first, then taking all the other infectivity bonuses after you hit that island by boat.
edit2: okay, seriously...how could Argentina close its borders so effectively that a rodent-insect-water-air-borne virus can't get in from Peru or Brazil???
It is stranger than that, they manage keep the airport and shipyard open even after they are all dead, and Greenland is a forsaken region. Not sure how that works, but I gotta give them an A+ for trying to act like it is all good, even after they are all dead.Fuck Madagascar!
I just finished with a score of 78,000 (and change). I got everywhere except Madagascar... slowly, but then I picked 3 symptoms that were the deadliest. I couldn't get into that silly island.
However, Greenland cracked me up. Everything was shut down, Greenland had only about 50 people living, and they REFUSED to close the hospital, the airlines, the shipyard, etc. The whole country is being ravashed by disease, and the whole world is closing off... but they refuse.