Hey, it mighta worked. I'd have settled for as low as 15 IC. But you'd have trouble communicating with them through 2000 miles of French tundra, also combined with the fact that mostly Russians live there (who only speak Russian at that). It's why I could do only so little with it. As for war with New England, like I said, we had an understanding. I probably would have ceded him some colony somewhere else for the privilege to punch on you some more. Honestly? Prussia. I needed a better buffer zone. You and Prussia were close enough to unite against me and frankly I could use the help. This is considering Prussia had the only army strong enough to take me on in pitched warfare.