The Komneniad: Break for Statistics

So as an addition to Oddman’s statistics and commentary, I thought it would be interesting to see where people are getting their trade income, or to put it differently, who is screwing exploiting enlightening through the free exchange of goods and ideas whom.

Ahem. Each row in this table shows the sources of the trade income of one human tag. For example, Croatia is getting 259 yearly from trade within Croatia itself; 69 from English COTs; 578 from Spanish COTs; and so on. So, if you wanted to find out which countries could do you the most damage by an embargo, you would look down the left side until you found your tag, then go along the row looking for high numbers. Conversely, if you wanted to see which nations you have by the short hairs in the sense of being able to damage their income, you look along the top row until you find your tag, then look down your column for high numbers. So we see that the Khanate, for example, is effectively invulnerable to embargos, which should not surprise anyone since I have practically no trade income anyway. My main trading partner is my own COT at Jasagdu, closely followed by my ally Qin. Conversely the nation I could do most damage to is Tibet, which gains 152 ducats yearly from my single COT; not a huge amount, as Tibet is well diversified.

Some general observations:

  • Europeans trade mainly with Europeans and Asians with Asians, but there is more exploitation enlightenment going from Europe to Asia than vice-versa, as is only to be expected.
  • If Croatia were cut off from all European trade (except its own COT) it would lose 802 ducats, or about half its trading income; if cut off from all Asian COTs, it would lose 592 ducats, about one-third.
  • The biggest traders are the most powerful nations, Germany and Spain; no surprises there.
  • In absolute terms, the shortest and curliest hairs are possessed by Spain, which could lose a whopping 758 ducats yearly if Bavaria cuts it off; it could retaliate almost as effectively, by embargoing 720 ducats’ income for Bavaria. However, in each case this represents only one-fifth of the total trading revenue of each state; in relative terms, USA has a better grip on Quebec, with almost half the latter state’s trading revenue coming from US COTs. If we stick to major traders, the best relative grips are Spain’s on Croatia, about one-third; and Bavaria’s on England, another third-or-so.
  • Persia does surprisingly badly on trade, worse even than Novgorod, which is ignoring trade as a deliberate strategy, the better to concentrate on the army. Gujarat also seems surprisingly backward on this point. When the likes of the Khanate, with the worst trade tech in the game, has four times your trading income, you know you’re Doing It Wrong.
  • Khmer, Punjab, and Malaysia are all artifically suppressed by being subbed/ghosted this past session.
  • Tibet does very well, best among the ROTW nations, and is also very diversified, getting no more than one-sixth of its income from any one nation.
  • The Caliphate (TRP) has a reasonable trade income overall, but almost all of it is from domestic COTs.


ETH TIB QUE PUN TRP USA JAP KON QIN CRO ENG BAV CAT NOV PER KHA KHM MSA GUJ TOT
ETH 171 0 0 51 100 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 0 0 0 0 428 ETH
TIB 165 172 0 83 164 0 35 0 191 0 0 0 0 0 20 152 107 118 0 1209 TIB
QUE 0 0 168 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 332 QUE
PUN 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 PUN
TRP 84 0 0 0 435 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 519 TRP
USA 0 0 159 0 0 228 0 0 0 0 0 214 239 0 0 0 0 0 0 840 USA
JAP 0 10 0 0 0 0 88 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 157 JAP
KON 216 0 0 0 127 0 0 217 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 688 KON
QIN 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 82 0 0 491 QIN
CRO 0 111 0 0 57 0 151 0 70 259 69 0 578 98 0 131 23 0 106 1652 CRO
ENG 0 0 109 0 194 188 0 0 154 73 147 629 257 208 0 0 0 216 0 2174 ENG
BAV 0 0 296 0 262 0 174 0 214 198 159 783 720 225 101 0 0 293 98 3521 BAV
CAT 291 0 329 0 292 340 194 0 0 88 177 758 962 0 0 0 0 326 0 3759 CAT
NOV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 184 0 0 0 0 0 184 NOV
PER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 0 0 0 0 74 PER
KHA 0 46 0 44 0 0 0 0 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 0 0 0 285 KHA
KHM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 0 0 47 KHM
MSA 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 20 154 0 237 86 0 0 131 0 204 0 846 MSA
GUJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 70 GUJ
TOT 928 470 1062 224 1631 900 642 261 1036 771 552 2640 2842 714 259 538 280 1157 401 0 TOT

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