Rhodz said:mikl said:Nice sarcasm, smartass. Are you really going to tell me that the Bavarians in our alternate timeline would rule the netherlands in the exact same way as the Spanish? For one, Spanish and Dutch cultures are nothing alike, whereas dutch and german cultures at the time were quite similar. Also, Munich was closer geographically to the region, not to mention the points that Incompetent has made.
So try and be constructive instead of just trolling other people's posts.
And that was an example of a constructive post?
And are you going to tell me they they are going to rule the dutch better? How can you be so sure?
In game terms, the differences between dutch and german culture are the same as they are between gaelic and czech culture. The Bavarians share a lot of cultural similarities with the czechs, and are a lot closer, but we have created a history in which they never gain czech culture.
We have given the Bavarians an artificial advantage over the 'Spanish' in giveing them dutch culture. This is the only reason why thy might control them better.
However, there is no particular reason why any nation should retain the 'culture' endemic to a set of provinces, when they no longer control those provinces.
After a lengthy period of not controlling the Lowlands, yes, naturally, I feel that Munich does not have a right to their culture, particularly in a period in which European culture is changing as rapidly at it does in the late 1400s. No more so than the Spanish would have IRL.