Part 76: Q&A - January 12
Empire Total War: The Second 80 Years War quick online Q&A
Q: What was the job of the Minister of the Americas and the Minister of India?7
A: A nation generally hired a series of ministers to ensure the country was run smoothly, that tax matters were being attended to, that the courts were running, that soldiers were getting paid and supplied, to deal with diplomacy, and to deal with trade and finance. In America or India, the appropriate minister in Europe would take months to be informed of the issue, and then it would take months for a response to return.
A minister in America or India was meant to make decisions that would otherwise require the appropriate minister in Europe, with the European minister replying several months down the line if necessary. They allowed the swift and functional administration of the theater in dealing with taxes, the army and the courts.