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Just when I thought I was unstoppable, I suddenly lost the game due to bankrupcy. This happened while I had a treasury balance so large, I could have paid off America's national debt with my reward points. I'm also taking in more money from taxes alone than my entire budges - more than triple my expenses after adding other income sources.
I've shown two examples below. The first is the budget I've been running. Note how there's more than 2 billion AU's in my treasury, I add 141 million AU's, and that totals -2 billion AU's. On the expenses column, I'm only spending 37 million AU's. If I run the turn with this budget, I go bankrupt and lose the game.
In the second example, I've taken away all military grants, but allocated millions more to research, planetary development and propaganda (especialy planetary development). My expenses are now more than twice what I'm collecting in taxes. If I run the turn with this budget, I have about a 2 billion AU positive balance the next turn and I avoid bankrupcy.
Is anyone able to make sense of this math and figure out a useable work-around, or is this just a total breakdown of the game?