Joel Uckelman on 30 Mar 2003 19:00:01 -0000

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Re: [eia] same goes for leaders?

Thus spake "Kyle H":
>     Recently we decided that, if for some reason GB ceded Portugal to a =
> major power with which France is not at war (like Spain), then the =
> Portuguese prisoners that France is holding would be returned to =
> Portugal during the first Economic Phase after which France is not at =
> war with Portugal's controlling major power.  The guiding principle here =
> (which I think is a very sensible one) is that you can only hold =
> prisoners of war from a country if you are actually at *war* with that =
> country (or its controlling major power).
>     So here's the question.  Suppose Massena performs absolutely awfully =
> in North Africa (because he's not used to the terrain, can't speak the =
> local languages, and is unaccustomed to the local culture) and ends up =
> getting himself captured by Turkish forces.  Would he be returned to =
> France during the first economic phase after hostilities have ended =
> between (French-controlled) Tripolitania and Turkey?  I think so, but =
> I'm wondering if others have a different interpretation.
> kdh

That's what I'd expect.


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