Belgium

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Belgium
Belgium.png
Capital:
Brussels

Government type:
Democratic, Conservative

Faction:
None

Belgium is a small Democratic country in Western Europe. It is bordered by Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg, the Flag of Netherlands Netherlands, the Flag of German Reich German Reich, and Flag of France France. It has two states: Vlaanderen is mostly plains, while Wallonie is mostly forest.

Belgium also holds the releasable country of Flag of Zaire Zaire in Africa. It's mostly jungle while Leopoldville is mostly forest.

Historical background

Belgium had already been invaded by the German Empire in WWI. Most of the country was occupied, but in the end, it won and annexed the German state of Eupen-Malmedy.

Belgium was yet again invaded, this time by the German Reich in WWII. The whole country was occupied as the British and French forces failed to hold the country. The Germans reannexed Eupen-Malmedy.

Belgium was liberated by the Allies in 1944, pushing the Germans back. The Germans attempted to attack the Allied lines but failed.

The Potsdam Conference following WWII gave Belgium its territories back. During the Cold War, Belgium supported the Western Bloc and to co-founding NATO with other countries.

National focus

Generic national focus tree.
Main article: Generic national focus tree

Flag of Belgium Belgium, lacking a unique national focus tree, uses the generic national focus tree instead.

The generic focus tree has 5 main branches:

  • Army Effort gives army experience and research bonuses to army research.
  • Aviation Effort gives air experience, builds air bases, and research bonuses to air research.
  • Naval Effort gives navy experience, builds naval dockyards, and research bonuses to navy research.
  • Industrial Effort builds civilian and military factories (usually even if building slots are already full)and grants extra research slots.
  • Political Effort gives the country choices on which political path they will take.


Technology

Belgium starts with 3 research slots.

Army technology Naval technology Air technology Electronics & Industry
  • Infantry Eq. I
  • Motorized I
  • Engineer Company I
  • Recon Company I
  • None
  • Interwar Fighter
  • Fuel Storage
  • Fuel Refining I
Doctrines
  • None
  • None
Infantry & motorized techs
Type 1918 1936 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Infantry Equipment Mauser M89 Mauser M35 Mitraillette 34 FN mle30 Type D
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
1934 NA (SA 47mm / SA 76mm / NA )
1936 CLR T15 (T13 B1/B2 / NA / NA)
1939 ACG-1 (T13 B3 / NA / NA)
1941
1943
1945
Artillery techs
Tech year Anti-Air Artillery Rocket Artillery Anti-Tank
1934 Canon de 75
1936 47mm Model 1931
1939 Canon de 75 mle GP III
1940
1942 Canon de 120mm L mle 1931
1943

Politics

Belgium is a democracydemocracy with elections every 4 years and the next one is in November 1936.

Belgium has the following political parties:

Political party Ideology Popularity Party leader Country name Is ruling?
Catholic Block democracy Democratic 83% Hubert Pierlot Belgium Yes
Kommunistische Partij van België communism Communist 6% Joseph Jacquemotte Co-operative of Belgium No
Parti Rexiste fascism Fascist 11% Léon Degrelle Rexist Belgium No
Non-Aligned neutrality Non-Aligned 0% Generic Leopoldian Belgium No

National spirits

None

Diplomacy

Belgium, because it is between Flag of France France and Flag of German Reich German Reich, may be invaded by the Germans to get around France's Maginot Line. Belgium may form the Flag of European Union European Union if democratic or Flag of United Netherlands United Netherlands if it is able to annex the Flag of Netherlands Netherlands and Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg.

Staff and designer

Notably, Belgium has two unique tank designers, that are better than the generic armor company.

Political advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost(Political Power)
Paul van Zeeland Silent Workhorse

Political Power Gain: +15.0%

150
Paul-Henry Spark Captain of Industry

+10% Civilian factory Civilian Factory construction speed
+10% Infrastructure construction speed
+10% Refinery construction speed

150
Gaston Eyskens Armaments Organizer

Civilian to Military Factory conversion cost: -20 %

150
Julien Lahaut Communist Revolutionary

Daily Communism Support: +0.10

150
Joris van Severen Fascist Demagogue

Daily Fascism Support: +0.10

150
Achille van Acker Democratic Reformer

Daily Democracy Support: +0.10

150
Tank designers
Designer Type Effect Cost(Political Power)
Renault.png Renault Mobile Tank Designer
  • Armor Research Time: -10 %
  • Armor:
    • Max Speed: +5 %
    • Reliability: +10 %

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

150
Idea generic tank manufacturer 2.png Vickers-Armstrong Medium Tank Designer
  • Armor Research Time: -10 %
  • Armor:
    • Reliability: +5 %
    • Soft Attack: +5 %

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

150
Ship designer
Designer Type Effect Cost(Political Power)
Idea generic naval manufacturer 1.png Cockerill Ship designer Naval Research Time: -10 % 150
Aircraft designers
Designer Type Effect Cost(Political Power)
Idea generic air manufacturer 2.png Avions Fairey Light aircraft designer * Air Research Time: -10 %
  • Fighter:
    • Agility: +10 %
    • Max Speed: +10 %
  • Carrier Fighter:
    • Agility: +10 %
    • Max Speed: +10 %

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

150
Idea generic air manufacturer 2.png Renard Constructions Aéronatiques Medium aircraft designer
  • Air Research Time: -10 %
  • Heavy Fighter: Reliability: +20 %
  • Tactical Bomber: Reliability: +20 %

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

150
Idea generic air manufacturer 2.png Heavy Air Company Heavy Aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Time: -10 %
  • Strategic Bomber: Strategic Bombing: +10 %

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

150
Idea generic naval manufacturer 2.png Naval Air Company Naval Aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Time: -10 %
  • Naval Bomber:
    • Operational Range: +10 %
    • Naval Attack: +10 %
  • CV Naval Bomber:
    • Operational Range: +10 %
    • Naval Attack: +10 %

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

150
Materiel designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Artillery Company Artillery designer
  • Artillery Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Motorization Company Motorized Equipment designer
  • Motorization Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre Infantry Equipment designer
  • Small Arms Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Industrial concern
Designer Type Effect Cost
Industrial Company Industrial Concern
  • Industrial Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Theorists
Designer Type Effect Cost
Jules Pire Military Theorist
  • Land Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Georges Deffontaine Naval Theorist
  • Naval Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Naval Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Fritz Löb Air Warfare Theorist
  • Air Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Air Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp

Economy

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

Industry and resources

Resources
Type No.
Aluminum.png Aluminium 0
Chromium.png Chromium 0
Oil.png Oil 0
Rubber.png Rubber 12
Steel.png Steel 48
Tungsten.png Tungsten 3
Industry
Type No.
Civilian factory Civilian factory 12
Military factory Military factory 6
Naval dockyard Naval dockyard 0
Industry
The majority of Belgium's industry is in The belgian mainland with 7 Civilian Factories and 5 Military factories in Vlaandered and 1 Military factory and 4 Civilian Factory in Wallonie. In the colonies, Leopoldville has 1 civilian factory.
Resources
Vlaanderen has 48 steel while in the Congo, Stanleyville and Central Congo has 6 rubber each and Leopoldville has 3 tungsten.

Military

Although Belgium has a small military compared to France or Germany, it possesses the largest army in the Benelux region, with the pacifistic Netherlands and a defenseless Luxembourg in the region.

Army
Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 8
Cavalry cropped.png Cavalry 2
Motorized cropped.png Motorized infantry 1
Light tank cropped.png Light tank 0
Marine cropped.png Marine 0
Mountain cropped.png Mountaineer 0
Paratroop cropped.png Paratrooper 0
Army experience.png Total divisions 11
Navy
Type No.
Destroyer.png Destroyer 0
Light Cruiser.png Light cruiser 0
Heavy Cruiser.png Heavy cruiser 0
Battlecruiser.png Battlecruiser 0
Battleship.png Battleship 0
Submarine.png Submarine 0
Carrier.png Carrier 0
Convoy.png Convoy 0
Navy experience.png Total ships 0
Air force
Type No.
CAS.png Close air support 0
Fighter c.png Fighter 20
Heavy fighter.png Heavy fighter 0
Naval bomber.png Naval bomber 0
Tactical bomber.png Tactical bomber 0
Strategic bomber.png Strategic bomber 0
Transport air.png Transport 0
Air experience.png Total planes 20
Army
7 of Belgium's Infantry composed of 9 infantry units and an engineer company are fully trained. 1 Infantry unit is placed in the Congo, composed of 6 infantry units. It has 2 cavalry units of 6 cavalry, an engineer company and recon company. Its 1 motorized unit is composed of 4 motorized units.
Navy
Belgium has no navy.
Air force
It has 20 interwar fighters on the Belgian mainland.

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Strategies and guides

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In 1936, immediately prioritize tech for light tanks, research Paratrooper I aswell. Meanwhile, pick Political Effort from your generic focus tree and use the political points gained from it to hire a fascist demagogue. Wait some time to become fascist, either through civil war or a referendum. Continue your focus tree by going for the construction and military effort focuses. Try to align with Germany and attack the Netherlands and Luxembourg in order to form the United Benelux, so you can gain access to better manpower and industry. After this, you're free to invade other countries as you please with Germany helping you.

Achievements

Forge of Victory icon
Forge of Victory
Have 50 factories as Belgium.



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