This is the case with CS. What about without CS?If they get Empire, then they get CU.
There isn't one. The question is whether Empire rank does give CU without CS. The DD says you get CU by having 1000 development without CS. The DD doesn't say you get CU by having Empire rank without CS. And as I and others have pointed out, there are ways to get Empire rank without having 1000 development.And what is the difference between CS and non-CS when it comes to forming Germany, taking the Constantinople decision as Ottomans or starting as Byzantium?