Australia

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Australia
Australia.png
Capital:
Canberra

Government type:
Democratic, Socialist

Faction:
Allies

Australia is a British Dominion and member of the British Commonwealth located in Oceania. It comprises the entire Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, the Solomon Islands, eastern New Guinea, and numerous smaller islands. Australia is bordered by The Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies, an Integrated Puppet of the Flag of Netherlands Netherlands, in New Guinea (Papua) and is close to Flag of New Zealand New Zealand , Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom in the Christmas Island, Flag of France France in New Caledonia and Flag of Portugal Portugal in Portuguese Timor.

Historical background[edit]

Australia was among the first countries to announce it was at war with Germany, on 3 September 1939. However, Australia did not make a separate declaration of war. Prime Minister Robert Menzies considered that the British declaration legally bound Australia, and he announced that a state of war now existed between Australia and Flag of Germany Germany as a direct consequence of the British declaration.

More than one million Australian men served in the war out of a total population of around seven million. Although it was ill-prepared for war, the Australian government immediately assigned to the war effort units already in the UK (such as No 10 Squadron RAAF), and soon had dispatched other Royal Australian Air Force squadrons and personnel to serve with the Royal Air Force. The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) commenced operations against Italy after its entry into the war in June 1940. Later that year the Australian Army entered campaigns against Flag of Italy Italy and Flag of Germany Germany in North Africa and Flag of Greece Greece. German submarines and raiding ships operated in Australian waters throughout the war. The most intensive and numerically largest part of Australia's war effort came after the outbreak of hostilities with Flag of Japan Japan in late 1941. The Australian mainland came under direct attack for the first time in 1942, when Japanese aircraft launched a major bombing attack on Darwin in February, and attacked many other towns in northern Australia. Axis covert raiding ships and submarines struck at shipping and shore targets around Australia, including a submarine attack on Sydney Harbour.

Events[edit]

Main article: Australian events

National focus[edit]

Australian national focus tree.
Main article: Australian national focus tree

Flag of Australia Australia, along with other nations of the British commonwealth, gets a unique national focus tree as part of the Together for Victory expansion. Without the expansion, Australia utilizes the Generic national focus tree.

The Australian national focus tree can be divided into 7 branches:

Additional Militia Training Branch
Focuses on providing research bonuses for Land Doctrines, Infantry equipment, Support Companies and Armour.
Expand the RAAF Branch
Focuses on improving the Air Force, including research bonuses for aircraft and air doctrines.
Cockatoo Island Shipyards Branch
Looks to upgrade the Australian Navy, focusing on ship and naval doctrine bonuses.
Standard Gauge Railway/ Industries Assistance Corporation Branch
Form a joint tree focusing on improving infrastructure and industrial capacity.
Establish Advisory War Council Branch
Acts as a domestic politics tree, providing means to lift the country out of the Great Depression, and additional research slots.
Support the Policy of Appeasement Branch
Keeps Australia within the Allies, providing access to Commonwealth technology sharing bonuses.
Never Another Gallipoli Branch
Causes Australia to leave the Allies, giving further options to remain a Democracy, or to realign with either Fascist or Communist ideologies.


Technology[edit]

Australia starts in 1936 with two research slots. It can gain two further slots from the generic National focuses (if the user has not activated the "Together for Victory" expansion) - Extra Research Slot and Extra Research Slot II, or three further slots from its unique Focus Tree (with the "Together for Victory expansion) - Army Inventions Directorate, Research Collaboration and Fund Australian Defense Research. The fifth research slot can only be taken once Australia is fully independent.

If the "Together for Victory" expansion has been activated, Australia also starts as a part of the Commonwealth Research Technology Sharing group. It remains available even if Australia becomes fully independent.

Army Technology Naval Technology Air Technology Electronics & Industry
  • Infantry Eq. I
  • Engineer Company I
  • Recon Company I
  • Great War Tank
  • Towed Artillery I
  • Destroyer I
  • Light Cruiser I
    • Upgraded Sydney Class
  • Heavy Cruiser I
    • Upgraded Canberra Class
  • Submarine I
  • Transport Ship
  • Interwar Fighter
    • Interwar Carrier Fighter
  • Interwar Bomber
  • Close Air Support I
  • Naval Bomber I
    • Carrier Naval Bomber I
  • None
Doctrines
  • None

Cosmetic names[edit]

Australia, being a British dominion, shares most of their technologies and equipment with the United Kingdom, but still fields equipment that separates it from its mother country. Note that generic names are not listed.

Infantry & motorized techs
Type 1918 1936 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Support Weapons Vickers MG & Stokes mortar Lewis Mk. III DEMS & SBML two-inch mortar Bren Mk. I & ML 3 inch mortar Bren Mk. III & ML 4.2 inch Mortar
Infantry Equipment LSAF Rifle No.1 MkIII LSAF Rifle No.6 MkI Owen Gun Electrolux SMLE-CAR
Infantry Anti-Tank Boys Anti-Tank Rifle PIAT
Motorized Ford F30 AP
Mechanized Bren Carrier LP Universal Carrier LP Windsor Kangaroo LP
Armor techs
Tech year Amphibious Man the Guns Light (TD/SPG/AA) Medium (TD/SPG/AA) Modern (TD/SPG/AA) Heavy (TD/SPG/AA) Super-Heavy (TD/SPG/AA)
1918 FT-17
1934 Vickers II (Deacon / Birch / Vickers II AA) Vickers (NA / Gun Carrier Mk. I / NA)
1936 Matilda LP (LP2 / LP2 3-inch / Matilda AA)
1939 Crusader LP (Cavalier / (Centaur / Crusader AA)
1940
1941 Valentine LP (Archer / Bishop / Valentine AA) Sentinel (Charioteer / Avenger / Cromwell AA) Churchill ( Churchill Gun Carrier / Churchill AVRE / Churchill AA )
1942
1943 Thunderbolt (AC IV / Sexton / Comet Marksman) Black Prince (Hector / Black Prince AVRE / Black Prince Marksman) Tortoise (Iron Duke/ NA / NA)
1945 Centurion (Centurion Malkara / Centurion AVRE / Centurion Marksman)
Artillery techs
Tech year Anti-Air Artillery Rocket Artillery Anti-Tank
1934 QF 18-pounder
1936 QF 3-inch QF 2-pounder
1939 QF 25-pounder
1940 QF 40 mm Bofors RP-3 HE/GP QF 6-pounder
1942 BL 5.5-inch Medium Gun
1943 QF 3.7-inch RP-3 HE/SAP QF 17-pounder
Aircraft techs
Tech year Close Air Support (Carrier) Fighter (Carrier) Naval Bomber (Carrier) Heavy Fighter Tactical Bomber Strategic Bomber Scout Plane
1933 Gladiator (Nimrod) B-18 Bolo
1936 CA-1 (Osprey) CAC Boomerang (Sea Gladiator) Swordfish (Shark) Blenheim Wellington Halifax
1940 CAC Woomera (Skua) CA-17 (Fulmar) Albacore (Roc) Beaufighter Beaufort Lancaster
1944 Tempest (Sea Fury) CAC Kangaroo (Firefly) Barracuda (Firebrand) Mosquito FB Mosquito B Lincoln
Jet Engine Technology
1945 Meteor Venom
1950 CAC Sabre Canberra Valiant

Politics[edit]

National spirits[edit]

If the user has enabled the "Together for Victory" expansion, Australia starts with the following National Spirit. Otherwise, Australia starts with no National Spirits.

Great Depression icon
Great Depression

  • Consumer Goods Factories: 20%.
  • Stability: -10.00%
  • Factory output: -15.00%
  • Dockyard Output: -15.00%

This National Spirit can be mitigated or even removed with National Focuses.

Diplomacy[edit]

As a Democratic country, Australia has a positive relationship with other Democratic countries (+20) and a slight negative relationship with everyone else (-10). Australia begins the game in the Allies. If the "Together for Victory" expansion has been activated, Australia starts as a Dominion of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom with 200 freedom points on the way to becoming Free.

Political parties[edit]

Australia starts as a democracyDemocratic nation. Next elections are in 1937

Political parties, 1936
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Democratic Australian Labour Party 86.40% John Curtin Yes
Communist Communist Party of Australia 1.70% Richard Dixon No
Fascist Centre Party 00.00% Eric Campbell No
Non-Aligned Australian Country Party 11.70% Rod Hull No
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Political parties, 1939
Democratic Australian Labour Party 87.30% John Curtin Yes
Communist Communist Party of Australia 0.80% Richard Dixon No
Fascist Centre Party 00.00% Eric Campbell No
Non-Aligned Australian Country Party 11.70% Rod Hull No


Political advisors[edit]

Advisor Type Effect Cost
Alexander Hore-Ruthven Quartermaster General +15% Air Base construction speed, +15% Naval base construction speed, +15% Rocket Site construction speed, +15% Radar Station construction speed, +15% Nuclear Reactor construction speed 150 Political power.png
Lance Sharkey Communist Revolutionary Daily Communism Support: +0.1, Allows "Communism on the Rise" decisions 150 Political power.png
Ron Law Fascist Demagogue Daily Fascism Support: +0.1, Allows "Fascism on the Rise" decisions 150 Political power.png
Ben Chiffley Smooth-Talking Charmer +10% Trade deal opinion factor 100 Political power.png
Robert G.Menzies Backroom Backstabber +5% Political Power Gain, +15% Ideology drift defense 150 Political power.png
Arthur Calwell Democratic Reformer Daily Democracy Support: +0.1, Allows "Move towards Democracy" decisions 150 Political power.png
Herbert V.Evatt Silent Workhorse +15% Political Power Gain 100 Political power.png

Economy[edit]

Laws[edit]

The nation starts with the following laws:

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png Civilian Economy
  • 35% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
  • -40% Fuel Gain per Oil
  • -25% Fuel Capacity
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • +5% Research speed
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed
  • +20% Civilian intelligence to others
  • +10% Navy intelligence to others

Buildings[edit]

Australia starts with the following buildings :

4 Military factoryMilitary Factories 2 Naval dockyardNaval Dockyard 11 Civilian factoryCivilian Factories

As well as 9 free slots

Resources[edit]

Australia starts with the following resources :

Oil.png Oil Rubber.png Rubber Steel.png Steel Aluminum.png Aluminium Tungsten.png Tungsten Chromium.png Chromium
0 0 40 0 36 6

Staff and designers[edit]

Tank designers
Icon Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Idea new south wales rc.png New South Wales Railway Company Mobile Tank Designer
  • Armor Research Speed: +15%
  • Armor:
    • Max Speed: +5%
    • Reliability: +10%
150
Ship designers
Icon Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Idea evans deakin co.png Evans Deakin & Company Pacific Fleet Designer
  • Naval Research Speed: +15.0%
  • Carrier:
    • Deck size: +25.0%
    • Armor: -15.0%
    • Max Range: +25.0%
  • Capital Ship: Max Range: +25.0%
  • Screen: Max Range: +25.0%
  • Submarine: Max Range: +25.0%

By selecting this Design Company they will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

150
Idea Cockatoo doe.png Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Escort Fleet Designer
  • Naval Research Speed: +15.0%
  • Screen:
    • Max Range: +30.0%
    • Sub detection: +10.0%
    • Max Speed: +10.0%
    • Production Cost: +10.0%

By selecting this Design Company they will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

150
Aircraft designers
Icon Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power) Prerequisites
Generic air bonus.png Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Speed: +15.0%
  • Fighter:
    • Fighter Production Cost: -5.0%
    • Fighter Range: +10.0%
    • Fighter Agility: +10.0%
    • Fighter Max Speed: +10.0%
  • Carrier Fighter:
    • Carrier Fighter Production Cost: -5.0%
    • Carrier Fighter Agility: +10.0%
    • Carrier Fighter Max Speed: +10.0%
  • Close Air Support:
    • Close Air Support Production Cost: -5.0%
    • Close Air Support Range: +10.0%
    • Close Air Support Ground Attack: +5.0%
  • Carrier CAS:
    • Carrier CAS Production Cost: -5.0%
    • Carrier CAS Range: +10.0%
    • Carrier CAS Ground Attack: +5.0%
150
  • Together for Victory icon.png Has completed focus Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Materiel designers
Icon Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Idea lysaghts works.png Lysagth Works Support Equipment Designer
  • Support Unit Research Speed: +15.0%
150
Idea lithgow saf.png Lithgow Small Arms Factory Infantry Equipment Designer
  • Small Arms Research Speed: +15.0%
150
Industrial concerns
Icon Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Idea bhp steel.png BHP Steel Industrial Concern
  • Industrial Research Speed: +15.0%
150
Idea jack piddington.png Jack Piddington Electronics Developer
  • Electronics Research Speed: +10.0%
150

Military[edit]

Army
Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 5
Cavalry cropped.png Cavalry 2
Army experience.png Total divisions 7
Navy
Type No.
Destroyer.png Destroyer 5
Light Cruiser.png Light cruiser 2
Heavy Cruiser.png Heavy cruiser 2
Navy experience.png Total ships 9
Air force
Type No.
CAS.png Close air support 24
Air experience.png Total planes 24

Flags[edit]


Achievements[edit]

Australia-Hungary icon
Australia-Hungary
As Australia, own all core territory of Hungary.
Once More Mate icon
Once More Mate
Occupy Gallipoli as Australia.
Rule Britannia icon
Rule Britannia
As any British Subject state, conquer all of Britain.
The weapons of the Third Emu War icon
The weapons of the Third Emu War
As Australia, use a nuclear bomb on core Australian territory.

Easter Egg[edit]

If Australia becomes neutral (only via command console or puppeting), it will change name to Emu Empire.