Re: [Girl Genius] Re: Oh!
- On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 08:21:30PM -0000, Daimajoou wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Adam" <adam@...> wrote:http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040112
> > What this fictional Europe needs is a reason to *voluntarily* unify
> > and cooperate. There's one big element of any functional government
> > that appears to be missing in GG Europe: a unified economy with
> > inter-city trade.
> It's incredibly difficult to make city-states work together willingly
> when the roads between them are not safe and the smaller transition
> villages that might be between them have their own menagerie of
> problems and are not being paid attention to by any of the bigger
> In GG,
> it would fall to Klaus (or someone appointed by him) to give attention
> to the smaller towns, which would be difficult for a fairly new
> empire, since this requires time and money no matter how you cut it,
> and the bigger cities need to be stabilized and contained first so
> that they don't pull together and decide to unite against Klaus, an
> alliance that would likely desolve as soon as the job is done.
I suppose Hufftberg and Tartown are still among the larger
cities in this context. If a "Corbettite terminal" is
basically the part of a factory that connects to the
Corbettite Monks' railway system then we do see Klaus
(through Boris) dealing with infrastructure issues on a
fairly low level.
It's so hard when the recognized leaders (at least the ones
with vision) are all insane.