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    USA: Can't figure out why I can't build factories?

    The USA has interventionism where it says I can build factories.

    But when I go to the production screen, the option is grayed out.

    I looked through techs and I'm not sure what pre-requisite I'm missing? Has anyone else been able to manually build factories as US?

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    I haven't yet played the demo (or read the manual), but in Vic:rev with Interventionism you could only expand factories.
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    You can't if you have Interventionism or Laissez Faire as economic policy. State Capitalism or Planned Economy are needed, but it's unlikely you'll get a ruling party with those policies unless you let conservative or reactionary rebels break the country.

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    Interventionism means you can expand factories, not build new ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by safferli View Post
    Interventionism means you can expand factories, not build new ones.
    Ah. Thanks. That makes sense now.

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    If I'm not mistaken isn't the biggest advantage of interventionism the fact you can subsidise industry?

    I think I remember that in a beta AAR the writer said that with L-F you cannot subsidise your industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy4ever View Post
    If I'm not mistaken isn't the biggest advantage of interventionism the fact you can subsidise industry?

    I think I remember that in a beta AAR the writer said that with L-F you cannot subsidise your industry.
    Pretty much this. You can also build railroads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy4ever View Post
    If I'm not mistaken isn't the biggest advantage of interventionism the fact you can subsidise industry?

    I think I remember that in a beta AAR the writer said that with L-F you cannot subsidise your industry.
    This is true. Also, you can build railroads on your own, LF can't do that.

    I guess it's personal preference, but I like Interventionist best. Some state capitalist in the early game helps you put up the factories you really, really want, even if they're not profitable, that sometimes comes in handy. But if I had to chose one type for the entire game it'd be interventionism.

    Again, personal preference probably. I know of at least one beta who swears by state capitalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy4ever View Post
    If I'm not mistaken isn't the biggest advantage of interventionism the fact you can subsidise industry?
    That. But also ability to tax beyond 50% can be handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by safferli View Post
    Again, personal preference probably. I know of at least one beta who swears on state capitalism.
    Can't be me. I swear at and about state capitalism. I swear by laissez-faire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RELee View Post
    Can't be me. I swear at and about state capitalism. I swear by laissez-faire.
    Thanks for correcting my English. But you wouldn't like to hear my English, I speak the Queen's English...

    And no, I had a different beta in mind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by safferli View Post
    Thanks for correcting my English. But you wouldn't like to hear my English, I speak the Queen's English...

    And no, I had a different beta in mind...
    oh shucks. Your English was just fine. I didn't want anybody to think you were talking about me.
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