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Subject: [freeciv-data] Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: Alternative nation dialog
From: Reinier Post <rp@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 18:52:42 +0100
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On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 09:43:39AM -0400, Mark Metson wrote:

> In real life obtaining a mass of gold can be a total disaster. I have seen
> it argued that the Portugese empire died precisely because it imported
> vast amounts of gold from the New World and made the mistake of thinking
> that gold was wealth or currency. The resulting inflation blew them away.
> The reality is that there are only so many things (shields, for example)
> to buy no matter how much gold you have.

This is true in Freeciv.  Again, you have to think of "gold" as a name
for "capital".


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