Played our first game of this last night, were a bit unsure on how this one works.
When it's built, Zuiderzee becomes a normal low-elevation region, but we weren't sure how it interacted with the Nordzee.
Is it constantly exposed? (Meaning it always has Sea level minus 1 water?) or does the Hydraulic structure count as a dike (so it's always protected from the sea, but can flood if the other inland provinces get wet enough)?
'Afsluitdijk' you can translate as 'blocking dike'. In reality it has in fact closed off the Zuiderzee. After it was built the name 'Zuiderzee' has changed to 'Ijsselmeer' since it is no longer a sea ('zee') but a lake ('meer'). After building the afsluitdijk we could reclaim land from the former Zuiderzee, like you can do in the game. You replay the history of the Netherlands