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- Portugal, adjoining one GP and one MN; its best capital site can support population of 12, and it can discover cotton and sugar cane on its first ship move; but its own iron ore is some way off and nobody seems to sell any (well, maybe a unit or two every couple of decades). At least it is better off than neighbour Spain in that regard: Spain has only five provinces and has to run a line even further to reach its iron ore.
- Sweden, with 25 grain farms but no horse ranches and no tin, adjoining one GP and exclusively three MNs; possibly the easiest win.
Two of the MNs and most of the GPs have horses as their main or only stated export early in the game.