Re - Inf0rmer's comments about big countries having more income than small countries.
I don't think people are saying a country with twice the population should not have twice the income and or more, but that is not the way things work at present.
What happens is:-
Country A has twice the population as Country B and all things being equal i.e. taxes, bonuses the same - country A earns 100,000 per day and Country B earns 50,000 per day.
At present if A invades and occupies B, B loses its resources to A, so A is a big winner just on the resources alone. But in addition B is forced to slash its taxes, whilst A can raise theirs because of the bonuses, so quickly A is earning 140,000 and B only 10,000 per day. Over time if that occupation lasts A continues to grow bigger and stronger, pulling in a bigger population and B withers away - eventually A is earning 200,000 per day and B only 5,000 per day.
What should be happening is that if A invades B and gets the benefit of the bonuses, B should be able to tax those bonuses and gain an income for itself - it won't necessarily equate to all the losses, as if there is no gain for country A other than bonuses there might be no wars.
So instead of the initial boost for A against B (140,000 vs 10,000) if B could tax A and get say 25,000, whilst A gets 125,000, you might prevent a situation where A goes to 200,000 vs 5,000 long term.
On this basis A is still getting the resource bonuses and an income 5 times that of B (125,000 vs 25,000), but B is not completely destroyed and left in a position it can never ever recover from.
Remember big countries at present are already the big winners and it's been admitted that big countries are going to gain even more massively from the proposed changes - "Very likely that most players would move all of their companies to bigger countries to get better bonuses, meaning these countries will get the money out of it."
That's just one thought off the top of my head and i'm not sure how exactly it could work, but the point is it's not difficult for them to try and give smaller countries a chance if they really wanted to.
Edited by Paul Tyndale, 24 April 2016 - 12:54 AM.