- Nov 26, 2011
((Colonize that province just south of San Francisco, whatever that is. Not controlling the whole coast makes my eyes sore. ))
((How many Merchants do we have? I thought about a list and i will make one if i know the number of merchants and where they are. Something else: I saw that we have 8 spots for ships left so it would be nice if me and @05060403 could make a plan for both ministers, the Admiral and the Grandmaster.))
Enriques heart exploded when he heared the words Joaquima said. He bowed his head:" Thank you for this honor. I hope we can see each other in three weeks. It is such a honor for me to see you accepting this Invitation. So can i help you in some ways ? It would be a pleasure for me to help you in each way!"
((Enrique and Joaquimaare married. Okay. Sancho too. With 51. A little bit to late but, okay. The family drama is still going. Here is the List.((We currently have 13 merchants, 3 of which are constant, 6 of which are provided by our colonial nations, and 4 of which we gain from our trading companies. The colonial nation ones will only be lost if they declare independence or shrink below 10 provinces, while the trading company ones will vanish if we drop below 51% control of the trade region, which happens from time to time so they should be placed in the least important trade zones. Currently we have 2 merchants collecting trade in Genoa and Venice, although the latter was my choice and could be moved. The remainder are transferring trade from Alexandria, Champagne, Ragusa, Ivory Coast, Caribbean, Panama, Sevilla, Tunis, Mexico, Brazil, and the Gulf of Aden. I just need an order of preference so I can place the merchants least likely to vanish on us in the important trade zones and make note of the rest to keep placing vanishing merchants in. I'm assuming based on your having to ask, you don't have access to the game. I can provide more information if need be, or you can ask for the assistance of someone with access to the save.
Also, at the rate this courtship is going, Joaquima is going to be an old woman before Enrique pops the question, so feel free to consider them married for the present. We can still keep up this storyline for fun, but we'll have to mark it as occurring in the past, since such large chunks of time are passing with each update. ))
((All policies from last turn still apply, even the mothball that I only now can do. Continue upgrading our manpower trade and tax buildings under the terms stated earlier.))
Finally, I wish to continue my declared support for colonies in the Terra Australis. Whenever the royal colonists have no task, the Montségur will fund a colony on this mysterious continent. I would also wish to propose 'Nueva Sicilia' as name.Regional Administration ActThe ministry of Steward is abolished in favour of regional leaders, appointed by the nobility in these regions. These leaders propose what to build in their respective regions and encourage development, take over the tasks of the Steward. It falls upon the Treasurer to prioritize the allocation of funds, and of the Prime Minister to prioritize the use of our efforts in development.
Regions without a leader are under the watch of the crown, while leaders who don't plan their lands' future see them neglected.
The regional leaders have a say in most matters concerning their lands, be it about the degree of autonomy, if armies are to be levied there, revolt movements harshly suppressed. Measures to be taken in a region depend on the consentment of its leader, or are vetoed.
Let me alleviate one of the concerns towards my proposal - that there would be no regional governors. In fact, the act envisions small regions, not 'Italy', 'Castille' etc., but regions such as 'Barcelona', 'Naples' etc.. The nobility in these regions is often limited to one active at court, who would immediately fill the position. In the other regions, the nobles will surely know who amongst them is best suited as leader. As there is often a difficulty finding an able Steward, this would guarantee that there is someone else than the crown improving the provinces.
((May as well have it clarified now so we don't end up arguing it later, but what would these regions be? Are we using the regions mapmode to simplify things or assigning a region to each province? Arbitrarily deciding regions as we go is just asking for chaos. ))