"'Religious faith. Belief in daemons, belief in spirits, belief in an afterlife and all the other trappings of a preternatural existence, simply existed to make us all more comfortable and content in the face of a measureless cosmos. They were sops, bolsters for the soul, crutches for the intellect, prayers and lucky charms to help us through the darkness. But we have witnessed the cosmos now, my friends. We have passed amongst it. We have learned and understood the fabric of reality. We have seen the stars from behind, and found they have no clockwork mechanisms, no golden chariots carrying them abroad. We have realized there is no need for god, or any gods, and by extension no use any longer for daemons or devils or spirits."
And, sending those advisors there means that they won't be around for other uses in your homeland, such as further technological/institutional/intellectual development. Therefore, you too should pay a slight RP cost.
Plus the cost of that would be less efficient government programs and/or taxation.
"No you are wrong, ninjas can come from any ethnic culture, the Amish for example." -- FatSpider
Well but something who i noticed(like a student of Economical Thought) who several 'academic mistakes' in the prerequisites system, like in the start of the tree about the Early Classical Theory and Critique(Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nation and David Ricardo's Principles of Political Economy and taxation) rather was before the Economical Thinking than the Social Thinking(About than Malthusian Thought will be aviable after research Early Classical Theory and Critique and not before and being a prerequisited) but Enlightenment Thought still be the prerequsited of both(were the work of the Enlightenment who help both Smith, Ricardo and Malthus about their theories)
that was a little remark of a student
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In the real world, exchanging social and cultural values was hugely important in spreading influence. Think Germany in Turkey or Britain in India. I hope there's still some kind of mechanic along these lines (perhaps using advisers?).
Hab keine Angst, zeig keine Scheu, denn nach der Bombe ist alles neu!
Libertatem quam peperere maiores digne studeat servare posteritas.
This may already have been pointed out, but... Kyoto was the site of Japan's capital until it was moved to Tokyo in 1868...
I might have missed it, but will there be a tech-spread mechanism (as there was in CK)? Neighbour bonuses alone (as in EU) aren't sufficient, as techs weren't really invented again and again by different countries. Colonialism, trade, etc. resulted in "free techs" (sometimes with strings attached and almost certainly with less efficiency (depending on infrastructure, etc)) for most of the countries.
still...waiting...for King to answer stuff in this thread...god my hands are shaking, can it be release day in August already?
Isn't ressurecting a dead thread against the rules? King is hardly going to read this, see what you've put,then trawl through all 8 pages to see what your original question is...