A puppet-master relationship can be formed in two ways:
# A nation can force another nation to be a puppet state by war.
# A puppet state can
also be formed by releasing a nation peacefully.
However, [[great powers]] can still attempt to place the satellite state within their [[sphere of influence]] or, if the satellite's government allows it, invest in the local economy. The mother country (if a Great Power) receives 100% bonus influence with its satellites.