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    Odd bits of history.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/life/h...s_.single.html

    Yes, they did build fleets on lakes. I'm sure the Caspian sea would be a reasonable place for some fleets too, and commerce. Movement of goods by ship is infinitely cheaper than the alternatives at the time. And even today. The problem with EU3 is a bad algorithm for allocating resources and famously failing to use manpower as a natural constraint in production in favor of gamey and arbitrary kluges.

    Well, ok, lakes are a pretty minor issue. But remember that the map is not the terrain.

    http://www.cracked.com/article_19864..._user4=popular

    It may be that the game severely underestimates the populations of the Americas and we need a plague event that may, or may not do the historical reduction, based on the lucky contact. Given a few alternative events, the Americas could give a good show against the Europeans and, maybe, to the extent that they infect and colonize the East.

    Silliness aside, the Americas need some rethinking.
    Last edited by lizardo; 27-05-2012 at 00:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardo View Post
    Yes, they did build fleets on lakes.
    Finland designed and built gunboats and submarines for Lake Ladoga as late as WW2. And I think the Soviets did too
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