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AP#37 Raw Material Shortages in Germany
Previously INDEPENDENT AIR FORCE. No change in effect. The Blockade card represents the naval blockade of Germany that crippled the Reich’s economy: it has a severe VP incidence, but otherwise no consequence on German war production in game terms. I felt the effects of the blockade –the raw material shortages- should explicitly affect German replacement capacity. On the other hand, the card that impairs the “Rathenau/Industrial Might” German RP bonus is named Independent Air Force, whose bombings had no tangible effect on the course of the war. So I chose to change this card’s title because I felt the combination “Raw material shortages in Germany" cancels "German Industrial Might" was more historically relevant and explicatory than "Independent Air Force" cancels "Walther Rathenau".