Isn't it extremely unrealistic to be able to easily max out infrastructure in huge provinces?

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I think the construction time should vary between the size of the province. Building a level of infrastructure on Kenya should take much much longer than Gibraltar right?
 
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On such scales you are right, but on the other hand infrastructure is more than just roads. Infrastructure is about tunnels, electrical grids, telecommunication, water supplies, anything that develops a region's liveability. On that regard stuff like that might be a lot easier to implement in Kenya due to its size and therefore extra space. In gibraltar things may already be as crammed as they are. Hypothetically speaking.

Its just a stat though, not meant to be realistic in any way.
If you consider the Priority Helix, it's not a very feasable idea.
 

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The physical capital that infrastructure represents doesn't need to cover the entire geographic area.

Infrastructure in HOI4 only needs to cover the major population centres, trunk roads, power generation facilities, key resource deposits and connections between them. Vast wilderness doesn't need infrastructure.

These infrastructure assets could be relatively close together in large states. Meanwhile in small states, they may be close together but separated by difficult terrain.
 
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The physical capital that infrastructure represents doesn't need to cover the entire geographic area.

Infrastructure in HOI4 only needs to cover the major population centres, trunk roads, power generation facilities, key resource deposits and connections between them. Vast wilderness doesn't need infrastructure.

These infrastructure assets could be relatively close together in large states. Meanwhile in small states, they may be close together but separated by difficult terrain.
Perhaps some terrain should make it cost more/less. For instance building infrastructure in mountains is probably harder than on a plain.
 
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They've been widening the same freeway in my city for the past 10 years. I wish the government would learn HoI4's secret technique for building roads so fast.
 
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I wish the government would learn HoI4's secret technique for building roads so fast.
There's a war on.

(One of the more amazing bits of engineering to me was the Alaska Highway. It had been a proposal kicked around since the 1920s. The US got serious about discussions with Canada in 1936, looking at the defensive implications of a war with Japan, and spending four or five years debating and dithering, but nothing really got done. Then came Pearl Harbor. The project got approved in Feb 1942, construction started in March, and crews from each end met in the middle in September 42. 2700 km highway across a whole lot of not-very-inhabited area in seven months.)
 
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