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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.

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Historical backgroundEdit

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   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 had soon dispatched 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   Italy and   Germany in North Africa and   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   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.

EventsEdit

Main article: Australian events

National focusEdit

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

  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.


TechnologyEdit

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. Those last two, the fourth and fifth research slots, 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

PoliticsEdit

National spiritsEdit

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

  • 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.

DiplomacyEdit

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   United Kingdom with 200 freedom points on the way to becoming Free.

Political partiesEdit

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

Political parties, 1936
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
  Australian Labour Party 86.40% John Curtin  
  Communist Party of Australia 1.70% Richard Dixon  
  Centre Party 00.00% Eric Campbell  
  Australian Country Party 11.70% Rod Hull  
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Political parties, 1939
  Australian Labour Party 87.30% John Curtin  
  Communist Party of Australia 0.80% Richard Dixon  
  Centre Party 00.00% Eric Campbell  
  Australian Country Party 11.70% Rod Hull  

Political advisorsEdit

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  
Lance Sharkey Communist Revolutionary Daily Communism Support: +0.1, Allows "Communism on the Rise" decisions 150  
Ron Law Fascist Demagogue Daily Fascism Support: +0.1, Allows "Fascism on the Rise" decisions 150  
Ben Chiffley Smooth-Talking Charmer +10% Trade deal opinion factor 100  
Robert G.Menzies Backroom Backstabber +5% Political Power Gain, +15% Ideology drift defense 150  
Arthur Calwell Democratic Reformer Daily Democracy Support: +0.1, Allows "Move towards Democracy" decisions 150  
Herbert V.Evatt Silent Workhorse +15% Political Power Gain 100  

EconomyEdit

LawsEdit

The nation starts with the following laws:

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
  Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
  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
  • 50% Resources to market
  • +5% Research speed
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed

BuildingsEdit

Australia starts with the following buildings :

4  Military Factories 2  Naval Dockyard 11  Civilian Factories

As well as 9 free slots

ResourcesEdit

Australia starts with the following resources :

  Oil   Rubber   Steel   Aluminium   Tungsten   Chromium
0 0 40 0 36 6

MilitaryEdit

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

AchievementsEdit