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Didier Renard
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I realized that Pakistan provinces have an associated population value (0 or 1), and this made me wonder why? Since those spaces are always neutral, they cannot contribute to total opposition. Also, no faction other than Talibans can occupy such spaces (at least I haven't seen any event that would allow it explicitly).
So what are they used for?
 
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Number of guerillas placed by a Rally operation is bases plus population.

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Also, Taliban can Extort there to get some Resources.

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boulou wrote:
I realized that Pakistan provinces have an associated population value (0 or 1), and this made me wonder why? Since those spaces are always neutral, they cannot contribute to total opposition. Also, no faction other than Talibans can occupy such spaces (at least I haven't seen any event that would allow it explicitly).
So what are they used for?


The factors mentioned above plus the various restrictions on acting against Pakistan via direct military intervention or airstrike makes Pakistan a common place to build up Taliban forces in relative safety before launching an offensive into Afghanistan.
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Thanks all for the replies. I thought about rally after posting, yep an obvious one I somehow forgot. But why extort ? Talibans earn 1 resource by activating a guerrilla no matter the population value in a province, right?

By the way, thanks for a really great game, Brian!
 
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You can Extort in any province with an Underground Guerrilla and more Taliban than enemy.
The Pakistan provinces are 3 places where there will always be more Taliban than enemy, and when you need Resources, there they are.

You're welcome, glad you are enjoying the game!

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