I disagree, I think that you can just as readily model cores in the USA's westward expansion because the lands into which they immigrated were not heavily populated by native americans and/or mexicans, thus the national POP of Americans would quickly become the majority (provided the government had an immigration policy that was in keeping with Manifest Destiny).
Originally Posted by angj57
I would contentiously argue that Germany should NOT have cores on Alsace. Think about what having a Core does in terms of gameplay, it improves production, lowers badboy from taking it and reduces revolt risk. It would be ahistorical for Germany to annex part of France, even if they had a perceived right to it, and then suddenly have the French citizens work at full efficiency, have the great powers object any less then if they'd annexed say Normandy, and for the people of Alsace to have any less reason to take up arms against the Germans.
Originally Posted by Nooki
Why the Germans would be motivated to take Alsace, however, is that the German minority could be advanced to a majority over time and thus, become a core. This make Alsace a more viable conquest then say Normandy.
Alsace-Lorraine was overwhelmingly Germanophone in this period, whatever the legal justification for taking it away from France.
Oh, forgive my poor history.
In that case, France should not have Cores in Alsace-Lorraine and Germany should.
I think you ought get cores after a while, but only when you get enough POPs.
Of course France would have core claims on Alsace-Lorraine. It was considered an integral part of France, and after 1871 reacquiring the territory was a major goal of French foreign policy.
Originally Posted by Cammunition
Most of the population of Alsace-Lorraine spoke German, but when it was allowed 15 seats in the Reichstag in 1874 every seat was won by an opponent of annexation.
Originally Posted by Earl Uhtred