dojoboy, on May 16th 2005, 08:39 AM, said:
Annexation means you get all the land they currently posses. This also means their IC works at higher capacity for you. If you had a claim on that province then you get the full IC. When you are just the occupying force you get a rather small portion of the IC. Also annexation means you can deploy troops there.
Puppeting means you no longer get their IC, but can still convoy away a large part of their resources away. Also they will build and maintain their own army to defend themselves. I think that is perhaps the best part of the Puppeting scenario. All the troops you where using to occupy the country can be used else where and eventually the puppeted state can be a valuable ally. Britain is an especially valuable ally. It is next to impossible to annex and in a year or two they have a fairly decent army. Better then the Italians anyway