I'm a late comer to AJE, though I do own other Ageod titles. I'll probably have a few questions to ask in the coming days/weeks. But to start with I am unsure about how some of the regional decisions work.
Q. Merchants. This decision is only valid when played on a province you don't own - only enemy held regions are available to play this card. So who does the this benefit? Who gains the income that merchants generates?
I played the card on a region and then conquered it - but merchants was then immediately removed as no longer valid. I see no benefit to playing this decision if the income is only generated in enemy regions?