Alright, two-part question:
1) If you make someone your puppet, what does it do? I made the mistake of releasing Bohemia in a war with Austria early in the game (playing as Prussia/NGF/GE), and they've now become Czechoslovakia (I have since formed Grossdeutschland). Taking them apart one state at a time is killing me, as I am riding the fine line of the infamy limit, plus having to wait 5 years for the truce to wear off between wars. Wondering what would happen if I just puppetted them.
2) When releasing nations, what's the difference between releasing one as a Satellite vs. releasing one as a Dominion? Just curious. Contemplating releasing some of those easternmost countries in what used to be Austria, and using them as a buffer/convenient surrogate to cut into Russia a bit.