I'll detail the nation's strategy in the next post. There are three wars going one, with four enemies. Egypt is the weakest but also the one that has greater promise of surrendering soon. The Netherlands is the strongest on land, so I'll have to either give them the colony they want or let them occupy my provinces until I've dealt with the Portuguese threat and then try to beat them back.
One thing's for sure, becoming a GP was not the panacea I expected...
Congo is always blue, regardless of the country owning it, because it exists as an unciv satellite. I expect there should be an event that transfers it completely to its owner nation (as happened historically with Belgium in the early 20th century), but if it exists, it hasn't kicked yet. The upside is that Italy can't use it to colonize its surrounding regions.
A gigantic cannon that fires sheep filled with gunpowder... Yes! It's a million to one chance but just might work!!