Michael Gorman on 10 Mar 2003 17:26:01 -0000

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Re: [eia] War of 1812

At 09:51 PM 3/9/2003 -0500, you wrote:
Thanks for pointing this out, Mike.  I knew about this rule but completely forgot to apply it in the case of Spain.  Sorry, all.
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From: Michael Gorman
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Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 11:39 AM
Subject: [eia] War of 1812

I just noticed an optional rule we forgot to apply last economic phase.  As it's one of especial interest to the British, I figured it should be pointed out before anyone else has the option to make the situation worse.

[ 12.9 ] * AMERICAN TRADE OPTION: The War of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States was to some extent ?engineered" by Napoleon and his "continental system. " In this option, if peace condition B.6 is applied to stop as major power's American trade, this counts as a major power denied trade with America for the die roll required in and the British must make the die roll during any Money and Manpower Collection Step in which any major powers are denied American trade by Britain and/or by the B.6 peace condition.

This seems to read that Spain having applied B.6 on the French risks causing an American war for the next several economic phases.

        I was wondering one other detail about this rule.  Condition B.6 allows the nation who is forbidden trade to ignore the prohibition, but the nation that imposed the condition can then declare war.  If the nation upon whom B.6 is imposed chooses to ignore the prohibition and trade and the power that imposed the condition does not choose to declare war, is B.6 still considered to be imposed?
        My reading is that the answer should be no since trade will not actually be denied if the prohibition is ignored and the closing statement of 12.9 hinges the roll upon actual denial of trade.  But the opening statement of the mechanical part of the rule simply requires B.6 to be applied to a major power and is much less clear about the need to have the denial be successful.