Chapter 293: The Boundaries of Governance (Two)
"Hm, station their army there?"
Hicks held his crutches between his knees again and pondered deeply. "It's an interesting choice to frighten opponents and disgruntled people with slaughter and fear, blood and death, as well as to break the people's dependence on the old system and their habits. That is an interesting option."
On one side, Saroma seemed to have caught up with their pacing. She interrupted them with gusto, "However, long-term garrisons on the Northern Territory means high military costs, an exaggerated amount of supplies, the cost of long-term mobilization, and complaints by the vassals, all of which are not affordable to any archduke. Ciel told me that a man of prime age who leaves his home for a month is enough to affect the local harvests and bring people dissatisfaction."
A bulb lit up in Thales' mind. "So, in Bloody Year, despite Eckstedt defeating Constellation, it could not govern the Northern Territory properly, nor station their army there t