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Relying on Trade

The downside of specialization is an increased reliance on your suppliers. If you specialize in food, you need a large amount of energy. If too little energy is produced, you may end up paying high prices for it. Of course, one reaction to a shortage may well be to shift into producing the rare commodity. (However, the player is likely to lose scale bonuses during the transition.)

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