From: Ottawa, Canada OR Zakynthos Island, Greece
Not terribly historic, an awful lot of RN ships were repaired in US yards, for instance. As far as I can see the system appears to work, I just don't understand the fine detail - but limiting the repair options in the way you suggest would be a house rule I'd argue against.
You don't think PPs should be spent to use another countries repair yards? Seems like a political situation for me. They can do it as they did historically, they just had to cut through red tape/accept another nationalities tech or have it brought in. Obviously does not warrant any change in the game considering ships have no PP/HQ restrictions, or any real operations/crew/fatigue/morale limitations either. Bigger fish to fry if the 1.3 patch fixes ASW, SURFACE COMBAT, LEADERS etc such as ...NIGHT BOMBING, AI TF ROUTING, MAP ALTERATIONS...
Yammas from The Apo-Tiki Lounge. Future site of WITP AE benders! And then the s--t hit the fan