El Salvador

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El Salvador
El Salvador.png
San Salvador

Government type:


Flag of El Salvador El Salvador is a small nation in Central America. It is bordered by Flag of Honduras Honduras to the north and Flag of Guatemala Guatemala to the west. Its two provinces are hills.

Historical background[edit | edit source]

El Salvador had a fascist dictatorship ruled by Maximiliano Hernandez Martínez since 1931 which repressed minorities in his country such as Chinese, Indian and black peoples among other groups. In 1932 there was a revolt done by indigenous peoples that were culturally repressed. The uprising failed and that group would continue suffering even more over time. El Salvador was neutral during the first world war. In the 1936 Olympic games, El Salvador didn't compete because the Olympic team wasn't recognized by the committee of the Olympic games until 1938. In the 1938 football (or soccer) world cup, El Salvador didn't participate. Before the United States of America entered the second world war, El Salvador was improving relations with all the fascist countries in the world. Soon after the American declaration of war on the Axis powers, El Salvador has joined the Allies. El Salvador has sent money and equipment to the Allied powers, also supplying the USA with manpower on a promise of American citizenship should they survive. Salvadoran troops have supported American troops during the D-day landings. At the time, El Salvador based its economy around farming, primarily in the elements of coffee, sugar, and corn.

National focus[edit | edit source]

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

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

The generic focus tree has 5 main branches:

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

Technology[edit | edit source]

El Salvador starts with 2 research slots.

Army technology Naval technology Air technology Electronics & Industry
  • Basic Infantry Eq.
  • None
  • Interwar Fighter
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None

Politics[edit | edit source]

El Salvador in 1936 is a FascismFascist nation, elections occurring every 4 years, the next one being in January 1939.

El Salvador has the following political parties:

Political party Ideology Popularity Party leader Country name Is ruling?
Democratic democracy Democratic 0% Generic Republic of El Salvador No
Communist communism Communist 0% Generic Central American Socialist Republic No
Partido Nacional 'Pro-Patria' fascism Fascist 100% Maximiliano Hernández Martínez El Salvador Yes
Non-Aligned neutrality Non-Aligned 0% Generic Teocracia de El Salvador No

National spirits[edit | edit source]


Diplomacy[edit | edit source]

El Salvador is guaranteed by the Flag of United States United States via Monroe Doctrine. El Salvador may form the Flag of United States of Central America United States of Central America if it controls all other independent Central American countries excluding Flag of Panama Panama. Doing so will give it cores on the required territories plus British Honduras (311).

El Salvador has slightly bad relations −10 with all countries that aren't fascist.

Staff and designer[edit | edit source]

Political advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost
Salvador Castañeda Castro Armaments Organizer
  • Civilian to Military Factory Conversion Cost: -20.00%
150 pp
Jose Maria Cuellar Quartermaster General
  • Airbase construction speed: +15.0%
  • Naval base construction speed: +15.0%
  • Rocket Site construction speed: +15.0%
  • Radar Station construction speed: +15.0%
  • Nuclear Reactor construction speed: +15.0%
150 pp
Oscar A. Bolaños Captain of Industry 150 pp
Francisco Hernandez Ávila Communist Revolutionary
  • Communism Support: +0.1%
150 pp
Andrés Ignacio Menéndez Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.1
150 pp
Marco A. Molina 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%
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
Light Air Company Light aircraft
  • 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
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Heavy Fighter: Reliability: +20.0%
  • Tactical Bomber: Reliability: +20.0%
150 pp
Heavy Air Company Heavy aircraft
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Strategic Bomber: Strategic Bombing: +10.0%
150 pp
Naval Air Company Naval aircraft
  • 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
Artillery Company Artillery designer
  • Artillery Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
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
Industrial concern
Designer Type Effect Cost
Industrial Company Industrial Concern
  • Industrial Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp
Designer Type Effect Cost
Manuel Jose Maria Lemus Lopez Military Theorist
  • Land Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Reinaldo Galindo Pohl Naval Theorist
  • Naval Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Naval Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
José Angél Castillo Air Warfare Theorist
  • Air Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Air Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp

Economy[edit | edit source]

Laws[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Type No.
Aluminum.png Aluminium 0
Chromium.png Chromium 1
Oil.png Oil 0
Rubber.png Rubber 0
Steel.png Steel 0
Tungsten.png Tungsten 0
Type No.
Civilian factory Civilian factory 2
Military factory Military factory 1
Naval dockyard Naval dockyard 0
El Salvador has 2 Civilian Factories and 1 Military Factory in the state of El Salvador. It has 1 more building slot.
El Salvador has 1 Chromium.

Military[edit | edit source]

El Salvador has a small military, and it's completely equipped, similarly to its neighbours.

Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 3
Cavalry cropped.png Cavalry 0
Motorized cropped.png Motorized infantry 0
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 3
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 0
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 0
Their Infantry has 3 units.
They do not have a navy.
Air force
They have no airforce.

Strategies and guides[edit | edit source]

Strategy The below is one of many player suggested strategies for El Salvador. Bear in mind, due to the dynamic nature of the game, it may unfold differently for other players.

Although the country has insignificant manpower, industry, and resources, it is the only fascist country and second most populous in Central America, as well as having a well-equipped army. Thus, it's the recommended choice to form the Central American Union.

Recommended starting moves are focusing on Political Effort, justifying a wargoal on Guatemala in the meantime. Afterwards, follow the generic fascist tree for a much-needed manpower boost. After the justification on Guatemala finishes, the next choice is Honduras. After annexing Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Central America can be formed, providing cores on conquered land, making the country's power base comparable to Nepal.

The largest threat for united Central America is Mexico, as its focus tree allows to declare war on Central American countries. However, if the army is well-led, it can be possible to refute the Mexican attacks and win the war. Either puppeting Mexico, allowing a larger army, or annexing it, allowing access to the state resources, are possible options. The USA can still easily overpower the most skilled Central American army at this point, so justifying on the US should be avoided. Focus instead on South America, which naturally requires a navy. With South America brought under the heel, notably Brazil and Argentina, Central America will have decent industry and manpower, allowing for a more powerful airforce and army. If avoiding a war with the USA, a large navy can be the main focus.


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