The lady in red sat in front of a bar in Acapulco, she was satisfied. She just managed to negotiate the trade agreement on the export of Mexican arms to China, in exchange for the import of nutmeg, cloves, and pepper from the Dutch colony of Indonesia, and a safe trade-route through the Pacific. The arms will then be smuggled from China to US port towns, and further smuggled right into the hands of the United Tribes of America, who'll exchange them for peyote, bison, and other goods otherwise made difficult to access due to the conflict. These'll get smuggled back to China, from where they can be exported into the rest of the world for high profit. The Mexican boarders may be heavily guarded, but nobody suspects China to have an investment in the conflict. And even if a shipment gets caught, everyone'll only see a bunch of rag-tag criminals trying to profit off of the conflict. Nobody would suspect this respected European noblewoman being the brain behind the operation.
She opened a bo