In honesty, I’m not sure how many variables that’ll add.
Does the crown look like it can afford a parade?
To be fair, you were only at one half of one session. You haven’t seen the Cortes actually open yet.
As @Bryce_Kaldwin kind of points out, a lot of that was the result of Spain being a great empire in terminal decline. When the Tierran Cortes gets… interesting, things are a lot uglier. There’s also the fact that given the situation, most of the Lords of the Cortes aren’t feeling very exuberant.
It isn’t so much seperate as it is united in a different way. Remember, a lot of the powers in the Cortes are more or less descended or related to men who have been declared Saintly Martyrs. That leads to a different dynamic than either the Catholic or Anglican traditions of divine right.
No, this is good. It’s getting me thinking about what flourishes I can put in, especially when I don’t have to exposit about all the people in the Cortes.
Alternatively if Tierra ever does become a powerful empire, then perhaps things may change.
Diegetically, the point is that Spain withstood six state bankruptcies, and Tierra will fall over after one.
“When the Holy Roman Emperor violates your NAP, which makes you deploy your recreational mercenary armies against him in a thirty year campaign powered by pure spite and arms industry votes.”
I think that’s because the barrier to entry is higher.
There’s a lot more information out there, and a certain expectation that newcomers arrive well enough versed in that information to not ask questions which have already been answered, and not to speculate about things which have already been ruled out. Regulars get annoyed about being asked the same “stupid” question all the time, and newcomers are faced with a certain level of indifference or even hostility because they didn’t trawl through the past 80 000 posts for their answers first.
That’s why I keep pushing the wiki, because it lets newcomers to the community get started without having to ask too many already-answered questions.