I couldn't find answers in the tutorials, manual, or FAQ so I thought I could post here.
1. My biggest question is how material production affects your country other than money. If I have a lot of coal producing provinces is it better to build factories that require coal? The game seems to imply that it doesn't matter because it all get sold imediatly, this seems odd to me. Another example if I have a clothing factory would a luxury clothing factory in the same area be more efficient? If yes what are the details of this?
2. The way craftsmen get hired in factories is so weird and random are their any details on the way they are assigned? Does their need to be a certain ratio on craftsmen to clerks?
3. If I raise the pay of teachers will I lose a lot of burecrats from them switching to teachers or will the bureaucratic pops stay stable?
4. What does stockpile effect? My people wont starve if I lower it right? Will my military disband or something? In other ways what affect does this have on the economy? Should I never lower it?