Vezina wrote:For the sake of game balance, I would like to suggest that the trade zone attached to Vienna, "North Austria," be tied to the Mediterranean maritime zone. It is otherwise impossible to trade with Austria without bordering North Austria, and the normal Great Power ability of "(Great Power A)'s trade fleets make (Great Power A)'s capital trade zone accessible" doesn't apply to Austria-Hungary.
While it would be up for debate if A-H were to ever lose its coastline, it is entirely unfair to A-H to not be able to sell its goods outside of continental Europe while it holds a good third of the Adriatic coast.
I can definitely support that suggestion. I completely agree, if Austria were to lose its coastline in game then we should probably come to the conclusion that they can't trade directly across to the sea. but while it still has a coastline, it should be entirely within reason to assume that they should be able to trade directly to a maritime trade box. It also provides a strange situation where Austria can't sell goods directly to other nations. Again, if it was landlocked it would make sense, but it's not.