certain death wrote:
My question is this: can the space which must be [Protestant/Cathloic] at the start of the turn be from outside of the targeted religious struggle area? For example could the Protestant make a conversion attempt in Rouen even if there are no other ports in France on the English Channel under protestant religious control, furthermore none of the adjacent French spaces are under protestant religious control, BUT Dover is under protestant religious control and not in unrest.
Yes! Similarly, the Geneva and Münster* spaces--though not in religious struggle areas at all--can make adjacent spaces that are in religious struggle areas eligible for Protestant conversion. See 2.3 on page 4 of the rules.
* I wasn't intending that to be an exhaustive list of such spaces, just the Protestant ones...