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How not to be bankrupt (Closed)
At the start of the game i got me some amount of money, after several turn i become poor at "0" balance. what should i do.
Answer from: Bealzibub
Try going to the policies section and make sure manage construction is unchecked - i had the same problem and it seemed to work fine for getting good cash reserves built up - it can be switched back on if needed later in the game.
Answer from: Bohemia
Build only money making buildings, capture some cities, and don't buy any units, so try to survive with those you receive at the beginning.
Answer from: Chris
Build tax office, market, farm, iron mines and gold mines and the list of building upgrades that follow them. as said above try not to buy and units for the first few rounds and don't go for any new cities for a while. try out diplomatic relations and try and get some new technolagy from other nations by trade yours for theres (but don't give to much away). get gentlemen into technolagy towns asap! at early stages they help alot. i use agents to assasinate generals but i save before if i fail then reload the save.
hope i have helped a little.
Answer from: ThomaasR
Its easy. as all of the above said, watch your profits in the government section (1st button on the left) and use your tax policies to increase taxes or lower them in order to increase public order. build markets, mines, farms, patures; all tou see that give you more profit each turn and/or more wealth to the region. in the cities, do like me: 1 city with barracks, 1 city with conon foundry, 3 cities with school/theatre. its like attack and defence cities. the "attack" cities must me near the border to help you more. and watch out with your army's upkeep. it never be higher than your profits.
god luck, thomaasr
Answer from: Klaasjanbertbas
The anwser of tomaasr is a good anweser! but for quick money make sure to capture a enemie capital (berlin paris viena etc.) loot it! doesnt matter how angry the people get you will get a nice loot witch will help you troughout the whole campaign! it might/ will happen that a group of rebels show up (with 1 or more mighty armies!). you can do 2 things, let them capture it or defend with 2 or more great forces. however a happienes of minus 28 will take 12 turns or more to fix (4 times rebel armies) its up to you to keep or leave the city if you leave it i would say destroy the baracks and the tax office so the enemy has less profit of the city! also liberate some states such as the netherland belgium batavia etc... those regions will give 50% of their income to you. this way you wont have anny cost to that region and a income guarantee. Dont forget to negotiate trade routes with other counties (big and small), the more you have the higher the income per turn! with boats trade look for the curent valuta of the items, make sure to stay in the top 3 (mostly ivor coton and furs)
Answer from: Rio
I found the best way is to build trade ships and ports the best priority for money making. also look in the trade tab to see the most valuable trade commodities and put all your trade shps in th corresponding spots. ivory and spices usually bring in alot! open as many trade routes as possible and try to be at war with less nations in order to protect your trade routes. be economic with your armies, don't have soldiers where you don't need them!
i find this way of getting money helps so much you can eliminate taxes for the rich and the poor, helping to keep all your provinces happy while massively increasing their regional wealth!
Answer from: TomTom
Trade is where you make your money so concentrate on that blockade traderoutes to steal cash and send your ships to trade ports e.g. brazil
also make as many trade agreements as possible
Answer from: 25yroldinlabor
Play as the uk it is isolated and have a good navy easy to defend = less units and better trade ships
Answer from: King Maximilian
It is easy to get bankrupted if you recruit too much expensive troops. i advise you don't recruit too much troops at the start. then build economic buildings. PS When you're doing the French Europe you have a good economic. but if you play as the european coalition, choose the easiest i.e. United Kingdom,Prussia and Russia. why did i pick those three because The british have a very good navy and the best admirals in the european. and the Prussians start as neutral to everybody and you can use that time to build both troops and Economic. and last but not least the Russians, the Russians are very far away from France and they have the ability to survive in the winter also you have know enemies near you (except the Turks), they have a good army and artillery. and also they have an army also stationed near Vienna it is hidden and it is your best General to. And why i didn't pick the Austrians because they sometimes get easily defeated and 2 they are right near France, Turkish and the other minor countries.