An era of grand commerce is upon the empire. Trade routes riddle the land, with wares fashioned in one corner destined for markets in the other. Yet, it is not only overland that goods find customers. Now merchant companies cross entire oceans to link markets—and make handsome profits. How do you wish to respond to their growing power?
We will not interfere with free market ideology.
These riches deserve to be shared—and controlled—in the interests of all.
Nationalist rhetoric dictates that we merely enjoy the fruits of these companies' labors.