Still playing my first game as Italy VIP0.3 and it's 1874. I've been reading how my education level should be maxed out and my tariffs should be as low as possible with my tax rates at 33% or lower except in emergencies.
However, with a 33% tax rate, there is no way I can maintain max education even with max tariffs and everything else set to zero. Have I just not spent enough time investing in promoting my POPs and building even more factories? Or is the fact that I had to spend the first years uniting Italy and battling Austria the reason I can't do this yet?
I know I'm not giving you all specifics of my economy. I've built factories to keep all of my clerks and craftsmen employed. I have just started really spending (and going into debt) to promote laborers and farmers to clerks and craftsmen. Should I be doing that even more to improve the lot of my POPs?