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Province Administration


 

After your resource supplies are in order you can start to administrate your provinces. You have to make sure, their morale is high, their resource production is working, and they are prepared for war. This can be achieved by building upgrades.

 

  • The Economic Map
  • Morale
  • Province Administration
  • Economic Map
  • Province Administration Window
  • 3D Detailed View


The Economic Map

 

The administration of the provinces is done in the economic view on the map. You can activate it by pressing the middle button next to the overview map at the bottom left of the interface. This will immediately change the coloring of the map to reflect the morale of all provinces by using color gradation. At the same time the Province Administration window is opened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morale

 

When you start a new game, you will likely see that all your provinces are colored light green in the economic view. This will change in the course of the game, because the color represents the morale levels of your provinces, and the morale will necessarily change during the round you're playing. Provinces with a deep green to light green color are in good shape, yellow means that the morale levels are still okay but improvable and everything between orange and red shows an alarming state of the province's morale level.

 

The morale (or contentment) of a province directly affects things like the resource production: if a province has a very low morale level, it will only produce a small part of the optimal amount possible. Another negative effect of morale drops can be revolts and uprisings. They occur, if the province morale falls below 33%.

 

Angry mobs can be suppressed with a massive military presence of several thousand men, but if the province garrison is too weak or suffers from low morale itself, a hostile takeover is possible.

Insurgents will attack the garrison troops and may even kill some of the troops. If the military presence is not sufficient to suppress the uprising, the province may join another nation.

Which nation will be joined is determined by several factors: The former owner of the province, diplomatic relations and the average morale of potential new mother countries.

 

Thus it is always important to keep an eye on the morale of your provinces in order to not suffer any of these consequences. To influence the morale levels, you need to know which factors it is affected by:

 

  • Availability of Resources Your citizens need certain goods to be efficient members of their society. Make sure to always meet the basic demands.
  • Distance to the Capital As an absolutistic leader you depend on people following your orders. With increasing distance to the capital, the productivity of a province will decline. To rule a larger territory more efficiently, you have to improve its infrastructure by building railroads and harbors. The current distance in days can be seen if you open the 3D view of a province and press the "Morale" icon in the province information window. Should your capital not have a capital at all, your empire is bound to descend into chaos. You can prevent this by building a new capital in another province.
  • Province Upgrades These upgrades can increase the productivity of a province but will also improve its citizens' morale.
  • War weariness Nobody likes war - even when fought for a "just cause". Being at war with too many countries may make your citizens lose confidence.
  • Morale of neighboring provinces A revolutionist mood can spread across province borders, including those of neighboring countries.
  • Enemy armies which are stationed in one of your provinces have a negative effect on the people's morale.

 

 

 

Province Administration

 

You can administrate your provinces in three different ways:

 

1. Economic Map

 

In the Economic Map you can select a province by clicking its territory and you will get short information: Province name, produced resource, infantry recruitment, building status, morale, and -if available- factory production. This info window can also be accessed in the Strategic Map by moving your cursor over the province capital.

 

 

 

2. Province Administration Window

 

As soon as you activate the economic view the "Province Administration" window will open automatically. It offers an overview over all your provinces and all your province upgrades that have already been built or are under construction. You can also start building new upgrades and enable or disable the infantry production. If you select one province from the list, it will be highlighted on the map.

 

 

 

3. 3D Detailed View

 

The animated 3D view can be opened by clicking on the province capital. Here you have the same possibilities as in the Province Administration, but you get a lot more detailed information about the province.

You can also activate or deactivate certain buildings (that support it), like railways, recruiting offices or barracks. But keep in mind, that the advantages caused by building an upgrade won't be available until it is activated again. In case of a railway that means that the improved resource production will be stopped but you also won't have to pay the daily maintenance costs in form of coal.

The province upgrades will be the focus of the next chapter.

 

In addition, you can see the "Province information" window, which gives you detailed information about the resource production and morale of the province. In the resource panel you can learn how much the province produces per day, how much it consumes, how much tax money you earn every day, and which upgrades have been built or are being built right now. The morale panel shows you the morale of the province's population, the current influences on that, and the trend of the morale level.

 

 

 

Notes:

  • Building orders can be given anywhere you can find the bricks icon, i.e. the map, the Province Administration window, and the 3D view.
  • If you want to build the same upgrade in more than one province, you can select multiple provinces in the Province Administration by holding CTRL and clicking the designated provinces. If you give a building order now, the upgrade will be built in all selected provinces.
  • The animated 3D view of your province mirrors its morale level. With decreasing morale more and more buildings will start to burn and the citizens will rise up. You can also view the condition your upgrades are in.

 

 

 


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