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Bulgaria

Bulgaria
Bulgaria.png
Capital:
Sofia

Government Type:
Non-Aligned Despotism

Faction:
None

Bulgaria is a small country in the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. To the north, It is bordered by Flag of Romania Romania. To the south is Flag of Greece Greece and Flag of Turkey Turkey. To the west is Flag of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia. It is mountainous in the west while on the east is forest and plains.

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Historical backgroundEdit

As one of the defeated central powers of the First World War, the Kingdom of Bulgaria was subject to the Treaty of Neuilly, taking from it lands which contained many ethnic Bulgarians, especially Macedonia, Thrace, and Dobrudja, which were respectively given to   Yugoslavia,   Greece, and   Romania. Bulgaria was further forced to pay reparations and limit its standing army, much in the sense of Versailles for   Germany and Trianon for   Hungary. By the 1930s, Tsar Boris III had ruled Bulgaria for several decades alongside a parliament and prime minister.

In the early months of the Second World War, Boris III and his government declared Bulgaria to be neutral, but increasing Axis pressure and promises to return Thrace to Bulgaria led to the country joining the Axis powers in March 1941. Boris III did not wish to actively engage in the conflict (perhaps because of the massive trauma the country sustained in the first war), but welcomed the bloodless return to Bulgaria lands lost after World War I, which Germany obliged once Yugoslavia and Greece fell to Axis forces. However, by December 1941, Bulgaria was compelled to declare a token war against the   United Kingdom and   United States. Bulgarian land forces did not participate in the Axis invasion of the   Soviet Union, although the Bulgarian Royal Navy engaged in skirmishes against the Soviet Navy in the Black Sea. Bulgaria under Boris was notable in its constant, yet subtle, defiance of German demands, especially concerning the almost nonexistent effort of destroying the Bulgarian Jewish population (except for those in Macedonia, Thrace, and Dobrudja) and Bulgaria's lack of participation in Axis war efforts, the latter of which greatly infuriated Hitler. Boris himself is reputed to have saved many of his country's Jews by having them work to build up Bulgarian infrastructure, thus sparing them the fate that awaited many millions of other Jews in Central European concentration camps.

In 1943, Boris III suddenly died (some in the Bulgarian government suspected the Germans of poisoning him), leaving his six-year-old son Simeon as Tsar and a regency governing in his place. In September 1944, with Romania defecting to the Allies and Soviet troops massing at the Bulgarian border, Bulgaria was in political turmoil. The government failed to achieve peace with the Allies, and as Soviet demands to evict German troops from Bulgaria were unanswered, the Soviet Union declared war on Bulgaria and invaded, while an almost simultaneous left-wing uprising deposed the monarchy. By the end of the month, the country was in-firm Soviet control and the royal family had fled the country. However, Bulgaria itself was largely spared of the ravages of the war, unlike most other countries in Europe, and even added to its territory by being given Southern Dobrudja, thus being the only Axis country to have added to its lands after the war.

EventsEdit

Main article: Bulgarian events

Because Bulgaria is currently a generic nation, It has a very little amount of events. The current events deal with Romania and Yugoslavia giving land to the Bulgarians.

National focusEdit

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

  Bulgaria, 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.


TechnologyEdit

Bulgaria starts with 3 research slots.

Army technology Naval technology Air technology Electronics & Industry
  • Infantry Eq. I
  • Engineer Company I
  • Motorized I
  • None
  • None
  • None
Doctrines
  • None
  • None
  • None

PoliticsEdit

In 1936, Bulgaria is a non-aligned nation with no elections.

Bulgaria has the following political parties:

Political party Ideology Popularity Party leader Country name Is ruling?
United People's Progressive Party   Democratic 5% Nikola Petkov Republic of Bulgaria No
Bulgarian Communist Party   Communist 0% Georgi Dimitrov Socialist Republic of Bulgaria No
The Union of Bulgarian National Legions   Fascist 35% Hristo Lukov Legionnaires Bulgaria No
Tsar Boris Loyalists   Non-Aligned 60% Boris III Bulgaria Yes

National spiritsEdit

None

DiplomacyEdit

In 1936, Bulgaria has no diplomatic relations however, several focus trees of neighboring nations have focuses relating to Bulgaria.   Czechoslovakia, if forming an entente of their own, can get a war goal.   Romania may puppet or annex depending on Bulgaria's choice.   Yugoslavia may annex Bulgaria if they take the Western focus while if they chose the communist path, they may ask for an alliance.   Italy may ally and influence Bulgaria to fascism while   Germany may give Romanian, Greek or Yugoslav land.

Staff and designerEdit

Political advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost
Konstantin Muraviev Compassionate Gentleman
  • Improve Relations Opinion: +15.00%
150 pp
Dobri Bozhilov Captain of Industry 150 pp
Georgi Ivanov Kyoseivanov Backroom Backstabber
  • Political Power Gain: +5.0
  • Ideology drift defense: +15.0%
150 pp
Vasil Petrov Kolarov Communist Revolutionary
  • Communism Support: +0.1%
150 pp
Nikola Dimitrov Petkov Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.1
150 pp
Aleksandur Tsankov Fascist Demagogue
  • Daily Fascism Support: +0.1%
150 pp
Tank designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Armor Company Tank Designer
  • Armor Research Time: -10.0%
  • Armor: Reliability: +5.0%
  • Armor: Soft Attack: +5.0%
150 pp
Ship designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Naval Company Ship Designer
  • Naval Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Aircraft designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
DAR Light aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Fighter: Agility: +10.0%
  • Fighter: Max Speed: +10.0%
  • Carrier Fighter: Agility: +10.0%
  • Carrier Fighter: Max Speed: +10.0%
150 pp
Medium Air Company Medium aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Heavy Fighter: Reliability: +20.0%
  • Tactical Bomber: Reliability: +20.0%
150 pp
Heavy Air Company Heavy aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Strategic Bomber: Strategic Bombing: +10.0%
150 pp
Naval Air Company Naval aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Naval Bomber: Operational Range: +10.0%
  • Naval Bomber: Naval Attack: +10.0%
  • CV Naval Bomber: Operational Range: +10.0%
  • CV Naval Bomber: Naval Attack: +10.0%
150 pp
Materiel designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Small Arms Company Infantry Equipment designer
  • Weapons and Equipment Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Motorization Company Motorized Equipment designer
  • Motorization Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Artillery Company Artillery designer
  • Artillery 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
Kiril Stanchev Military Theorist
  • Land Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Ivan Gaidimitirv Air Warfare Theorist
  • Air Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Air Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Georgi Petsov Naval Theorist
  • Naval Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Naval Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp

EconomyEdit

Industrially and resourcefully, Bulgaria is weak compared to neighboring countries.

LawsEdit

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
  Limited Conscription
  • 2.5% 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

Industry and resourcesEdit

Resources
Type No.
  Aluminium 2
  Chromium 0
  Oil 0
  Rubber 0
  Steel 0
  Tungsten 0
Industry
Type No.
  Civilian factory 10
  Military factory 3
  Naval dockyard 0
Industry
Sofia has 6 civilian factories, Burgas has 2 and Plovdiv has 2 civilian factories and 3 military factories.
Resources
Bulgaria has only 2 aluminum in its capital state, Sofia.

MilitaryEdit

A short description of the status of the nation's armed forces.


Army
Type No.
  Infantry 10
  Cavalry 2
  Motorized infantry 0
  Light tank 0
  Marine 0
  Mountaineer 0
  Paratrooper 0
  Total divisions 12
Navy
Type No.
  Destroyer 0
  Light cruiser 0
  Heavy cruiser 0
  Battlecruiser 0
  Battleship 0
  Submarine 0
  Carrier 0
  Convoy 0
  Total ships 0
Air force
Type No.
  Close air support 0
  Fighter 48
  Heavy fighter 0
  Naval bomber 0
  Tactical bomber 0
  Strategic bomber 0
  Transport 0
  Total planes 48
Army
Bulgaria's Army consists of infantry with 9 units and an engineering company and cavalry with 4 cavalry units and 2 motorized.
Navy
Bulgaria has no navy.
Air force
Bulgaria has 48 interwar fighters.

Strategies and guidesEdit