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Goal: In a country dominated by agriculture and forestry, bring prosperity by opening the land to commerce. Build rail lines from ports and landings to remote villages, and provide them with regular and reliable service.
Author's Comments: The "Dominion of the Grey Coast and the Grand River" has been a settler colony for centuries. The local population grows crops and raises livestock for export down the Grand River, or over the Grey Ocean. Now, the mother country has given the Dominion some independence. The new local government, recently elected by the settlers, has great plans for this area. It envisions broadening the economic base of the country by developing industry and infrastructure. Currently, away from the rivers and the coast, goods are hauled over worn-out country roads, and some villages are not even reached by this patchy network of public highways.
As a local merchant who earned his fortune by exporting coffee and grain, you have been able to convince the government to charter a company that will take on the great tasks at hand. With your initial capital, you plan to build an enterprise that will organize production and distribution across the Dominion. As a public-spirited person, you measure your success by the progress made in lifting up your country into the ranks of industrialized nations.
Can you live up to your high expectations?