Anthropoid wrote:"Who Am I at War With?"
thread I just posted in at Paradox . . . why are these AGEOD forums so dead?
First it seems somewhat tricky that you earn nothing from siegeing polish cities, but historically Frederick was very clever not to stir up the Polish Sejm, the polish aristocratic parliament and regard therefore Poland as neutral.
At the timeframe Poland was in a Personal Union with the Electorate of Saxony, but Frederick declared War only to Saxony not to Poland.
Poland was at that time no Russian Protectorate but an relatively independant state under the influence of France which often influenced the election of the Polish King in the early 18th century.
August the Strong was enabled to retreat to Poland after his Army was defeated by allowance of the Prussian King and stayed there neutral until the End of the SYW. Altough Russia send its forces thru Poland they get no greater support from Poland because some decades earlier Poland was often at war with Russia under their famous elector king Jan Sobieski the Saviour of Vienna anno 1683.
If the Polish Sejm would have decided to participate in the SYW aside the Austrians the SYW would have ended very cruel to the old Prussia and therefore Poland would had no "Teilung" and would have not occupied by his great neighbours some decades later.
Sofar my personal opinion. I hope it was some help for you...
R.I.P. Henry D.
In Remembrance of my Granduncle Hans Weber, a Hungaro-German Soldier,served in Austro-Hungarian Forces during WWI,war prisoner, missed in Sibiria 1918...