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Subject: Crisis of July rss

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Bob Holmstrom
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If I follow the CoJ correctly, the CP can always choose to keep Britain out of the war indefinitely and gain an advantage on the war guilt roll. Nothing the EP can do to prevent this.

Also, why would the CP not take a Powder Keg option? It shortens the war by 9 months, and keeps both Britain and Serbia out of the war, although Britain may enter late.

The only downside is the increase in the Russian economy but that seems a great trade off considering the benefits.

So what am I missing?
 
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John Gorkowski
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Bob

It's been a while since I took a hard look at this. But, as I recall to keep Britain out of the game the CP has to forsake an advantageous opening and adhere to some limits on its conduct as the war progresses. That is, even though the Germans can back out of the Schlieffen plan in 1914, they still have the Schlieffen plan set up constraints which put a mass of good material near the Belgian border where, for lack of the Schlieffen plan, they are useless on turn 1. So they throw away a good opening blow to back out of Schleiffen. As the war progresses, if too many German units get near Paris or too much German navy sets to sea then the British enter. So, it's not as easy as just keeping Britain out - that comes at a price.

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Bob Holmstrom
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John,

Thanks for the reply.

I'm just finding it hard to visualize how the PKT and keeping Britain, Serbia, and the US out plus shortening the game by 9 months can be anything other than a good thing for the CP. The EP are going to have a tough go to get to 12 BC. They start with 9 between France and Russia and will probably get 1 more from Italy.

I'll have to play it out.

 
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