Colonies could of been a great idea. There's just to many problems though. Like, I've noticed if I have too many colonies and I go to create another, every other colony breaks free and declares war on us. I think its a bug since they were all friendly (and still pleased after breaking free but at war) does this happen to anyone else? I haven't had a colony since before 3.19. Maybe it's been fixed? Plus you dont get their resources. You have to trade with them for it. The cool side is if you war with someone overseas instead of vassaling them just set up a colony and wipe out the enemy. Personally, I just adopt state property it removes colonial expenses as well as distance from palace cost. What is your take on this?