I'd like to play my first game as france. I already started and it's 1853 already and I'm doing pretty good. I have all the 3 major italian countries, switzerland, portugal and egypt in my sphere of influence, and temporarily morrocco so spain doesn't take them while I am researching for the good casus belli.
Can anyone give me some tips? I've been using the protectionist republicain party so I could subsidize and invest in factories and it's going well, in the beginning of the game I also encouraged b-crats to get 100 percent admin efficiency anywhere, was that a good idea?
For awhile I was encouraging craftsmen and clerks in areas with open positions in factories, but now I'm encourage capitalists in all the dense population regions after I realized I have so few, is that good?
How do I get morrocco out of my sphere once I research nationalism and imperialism so I can do the protectorate casus belli and annex them?
Ty in advance for answers!
ALSO! My BIGGEST question is, how do I get Napoleon III to take over France? I unfortunately was rather nice to my people, giving them what most of them wanted, included Universal voting rights. Oops. What should I have done, or can I still do, to make Napoleon take over and make this thing a democracy/empire, not sure yet. Also, how can I help Italy to form so that Sardinia will give me my Savoi provinces. TY!