How many advantages the US need, over Its competitors, to dominate the Seven Seas?

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I believe that everyone is aware that, the US have enough Oil to keep Its fleet in constantly training to finish their navy doctrine + research all modules available before anyone in the game, but, come on Paradox, giving a Chief of Navy: Navy Reformer to the US is outrageous, especially in these circumstances. Look at it:
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Ernest King doesn't have the Ironside trait, but starts as Navy Reformer, which gives +0.16 Navy Exp Daily. Meanwhile, look at Japan and Italy. Both of them have leaders with the Ironside trait that will never become Naval Reformers, because was choose that they needed to be Capital Ships Experts.
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Why help the US that don't need any help, and remove the choice of the player, to choose if he wants a Capital Ships Expert, or a Naval Reformer? I doubt anyone wouldn't choose the later.
 
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See, I look at it the other way. They give Ernest King a role that I will never use as the US (since I don't need the extra .05 daily XP over a different Naval Expert). That being said, Japan really could use a reformer because they can't afford to train their navy simply to grind Naval XP, especially not when they go to war so early and might want to have at least some Air Support eating up what little fuel they have.
 
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Is that where it originated? That isn't where I heard of it, I hardly watch their videos before, but especially after the fiasco they caused by platforming someones graphs.
 
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It always has bugged me that the US gets suck highly skilled people right off the bat and I do realize that was a balance decision since they generally start late but because they start late they get to build themselves up so much and can focus on the long game while other countries need to focus on more short-term objectives since they aren't shielded by two oceans.
 

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It's not supposed to be a symmetrical game. The irl USN absolutely clowned on Japan and Italy when it entered the war. Not to mention the non-existent Kriegsmarine and the very tryhard Royal Navy. It was genuinely OP. Shat out more ships than everyone else combined, supplied the USSR and UK with ships, ran a better U-Boot game in the Pacific than Germany could dream of, invented fire and damage control, invented carriers...

If you don't want an OP navy, alongside, what's the classic term, "high technology and metric fucktonnes of IC and resources," don't pick the USA to play.
 
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It's not supposed to be a symmetrical game. The irl USN absolutely clowned on Japan and Italy when it entered the war. Not to mention the non-existent Kriegsmarine and the very tryhard Royal Navy. It was genuinely OP. Shat out more ships than everyone else combined, supplied the USSR and UK with ships, ran a better U-Boot game in the Pacific than Germany could dream of, invented fire and damage control, invented carriers...

If you don't want an OP navy, alongside, what's the classic term, "high technology and metric fucktonnes of IC and resources," don't pick the USA to play.
I think you miss the mark here. The US was OP because its huge industrial capabilities. Despite that, they learned a lot through the course of the war and if we compare the experience of Its personnel, the Axis nations were clearly in the lead, or, at least, on pair with the Allies counterparts. If we compare USN and IJN, one could say that the Japanese had a lot more experience (especially in combat), than the USN.

What I can understand is why give so many bonuses to the US, that obviously doesn't need half of them to win any war, but deprive the Axis of reaching any level of experienced personnel, translated in game as naval doctrine/naval exp.
 

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It always has bugged me that the US gets suck highly skilled people right off the bat and I do realize that was a balance decision since they generally start late but because they start late they get to build themselves up so much and can focus on the long game while other countries need to focus on more short-term objectives since they aren't shielded by two oceans.
Makes sense, though, when the US has the biggest Oil supplies in game and achieve almost infinite navy exp. with that, we can't call it "balance decision" anymore. Especially when they give the USN a 'Navy Reformer', but block the Axis nations of getting one.