Well ashaila, thanks for playing, hope there are no hard feelings. You were in a pretty tough position throughout, and played well mechanically and even in the wars but I think it came down to diplomacy failure in the end. I think it was probably critical you maintained good relations with Austria and entered into a defensive pact against Burgundy...after Franco-Austrian relations took a dive England and Burgundy seized the opportunity and managed to mostly isolate you during the first major war, from which you rightly agree you never properly recovered from. But, ultimately, that is the beauty of MP EU3 - that everything is on the line, always, and the challenge presented by other players is an ever-present threat. I hope you can join us later on as a sub or possibly with edits even another nation? Cheers.