zurn wrote:steephie22 wrote:I had a great thing going with Brazil, but then he was replaced. I think C powers ought to consider *themselves* D or E powers in a way, not overestimating their own strength. They only have one more center, after all.
lol, Brazil started with three centres. As Tom mentioned, Argentina was buffed due to a missing Chile and was still relatively stronger (helped even more by Brazil's separated centres being hard to defend and acquire); and yet it was a lower class (D) than Brazil (C).
Don't worry, you wouldn't have fared better with the old Brazil around... he would have been even weaker due to you sucking 1BB out of him every year, remember? And I don't see how it would have fixed your relations with everyone else.
He would gain (nuclear) support and I would exempt him from paying BBs when needed, an important reason for the BBs was that it was clear for everyone to see that he and I were allied for the long run, letting it weaken him would defeat the purpose.
Might I remind you that all of that was Brazil's idea?
Let's not dwell on that though. If you think I was extremely shotsighted, it's your right to think that. Don't care and I don't like repeating arguments I already made.
@GMTom: You said yourself that if anything, the middle powers are at a disadvantage! Sendric said the same I believe and that's what I was reacting to.