- Jan 18, 2013
I graciously accept my position as Jisha Bugyō.
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Uesugi bows.Although I agree that it would be wise to reduce spending on army and naval stockpiles in times of peace, keeping tariffs at 100% in order to fund an absurd level of military expenditure in peacetime and in conjunction with the aforementioned cuts to army and navy munitions spending is imbecilic. The concept of contingency plans in case of deficit or war are a sensible initiative, but their execution, like the rest of Lord Date's budget as a whole, is haphazard and leaves an awful lot to be desired.
On balance, I would say that even Lord Uesugi's last budget was preferable to Lord Date's, and that's most certainly saying something.
-- Hosokawa-dono, Lord of Higo and Roju of Kyushu.
((Edited Ballot with budget))Edict to Open National Harbours: Yes
Tenpo Reforms: No
((Double Roju term from 5 years to 10 years: No))
While the first edict is an excellent step towards improving trade to better learn the ways of the West, I feel that the Tenpo Reforms are not as well refined. The first clause states that the Shogun takes all crops from our farmers, but does not provide compensation for such an action. Do we expect all our farmers to go destitute while the Shogun hordes their grain? This system forces the farmers of Nippon to rely solely on the kindness of the Shogun or the Daimyos for their survival, which is a dangerous precedent. Farmers should at least be paid for their crops if they are to have them all claimed by the Shogun. I also feel that implementing a new currency will add unnecessary complications to our economy. The third clause alone has my full support though.
- Daimyo Ito Katashi of Miyazaki