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If I make an internal trade route within my empire, providing food or production to a distant city, does the provided food / production come from the host city? Or does the act of spending one of your limited trade routes in this way cause the material to poof out of thin air?

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Extra goods are generated via trade. Or “poofs out of thin air”. To me it makes sense: you are using your government’s military might to allow civilian trading transactions on designated routes.

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  • Explanation makes sense, but are there any reliable sources (such as developer interview, or in-game help)? – theUg Jul 10 '13 at 2:12
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    @theUg Well, I've since confirmed this myself, so does that count? – Raven Dreamer Jul 10 '13 at 4:23
  • Welcome to the site, National! We're a QA site, not a forum, so I've edited out the last line of your answer. Please see our FAQ if you have further questions! – Raven Dreamer Jul 10 '13 at 4:24

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