- Oct 13, 2005
Does the current -1 suffice for a nation (SPA) that was decentralized , preventing any catalans or basques from ever trading or going to the americas, , to see these areas ( catalonia and basque county) be run down to a miserable state until the 18th century ????
If -5 is too much, I think -1 is not enough
I'm sorry to hear that you disagree with me, but I will learn to live that sorrow in my life.
Actually I think that Isabella and Ferdinand centralized quite a bit of power in their hands over the course of their reign. Especially considering how lax things had gotten under Enrique IV. But this is mostly in Castile more than elsewhere and I think the -1 is appropriate to show how things were a bit harder to control in the Crown of Aragon. All that stuff that you mention is best handled by the loss of Catalan culture until the Bourbons come in and revise the entire system.
I actually tend to agree with you in that we don't penalize the late Spanish player enough, but that's mainly because of a lot of bone-headed economic moves that the Spanish made over the course of the game, that we can't really represent other than by arbitrary tax reductions or something, which nobody really wants to do because it should be tied to player actions in some way.