Guangxi Clique

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Guangxi Clique
Guangxi Clique.png

Government Type:
Authoritarian Regime


The Guangxi Clique is a Chinese warlord clique located in the southern part of China. It borders Flag of China China to the north of it, Flag of Yunnan Yunnan to the west and French Indochina to the south. The nation has access to large amounts of steel and tungsten and is an important strategic region for any Asian power due to this. Along with a core population of just over 50 Million, the Guangxi clique has the potential of being a notable minor power in the Asian region if one does not choose to reunite with China. Along with Flag of Shanxi Shanxi, Flag of Yunnan Yunnan, Flag of Xibei San Ma Xibei San Ma and Flag of Sinkiang Sinkiang, it is one of the chinese warlords.

Historical background[edit]

After the founding of the Republic of Flag of China China, Guangxi served as the base for one of the most powerful warlord cliques of China: the Old Guangxi clique. Led by Lu Rongting (陆荣廷, 陸榮廷) and others, the clique was able to take control of neighbouring Hunan and Guangdong provinces as well. The Old Guangxi clique crumbled in the early 1920s, and was replaced by the New Guangxi clique, led by Li Zongren, Huang Shaohong, and Bai Chongxi.

This new Clique would help the Kuomitang to launch their 1928 Northern Expedition against other chinese warlords, which would end with Chiang Kai-Shek reunifying parts of Flag of China China. However, Chiang also started a great push to centralize the power and the army on him, which greatly displeased Li Zongren, as he was seen as the greatest rival to Chiang. This resulted in Guangxi forming a coalition with the warlords of Flag of Yunnan Yunnan, Flag of Shanxi Shanxi and the Beyiang Clique and eventually to the Central Plains War. The warlord coalition was defeated, but Li Zongren remained in Guandong. Another civil war would have broken out if it wasn't for the Japanese invasion. The Clique organized and rebuilt the province and contributed greatly to the Chinese War effort. After the war ended, the rivalry between Chiang Kai-Shek and Li Zongren resumed, but both had to fight Flag of Communist China Communist China. Li became President of the Flag of China Republic of China in 1949, however, losses to Flag of Communist China Communist China and power struggles within the Kuomitang resulted in Li Zongren renoucing the post and returning to Guandong in 1950. When the province fell to the Communists, Li Zongren went into exile in Taiwan along with the rest of the Kuomitang.


Army Technology Naval Technology Air Technology Electronics & Industry
  • Infantry Eq. I
Mass AssaultMass Assault


The Guangxi Clique has access to a large amounts of Steel and Tungsten and holds the majority of resources in China.

Total resources 1936
0 0 70 0 64 16


The Guangxi Clique has a small Industrial base that is likely to be bolstered by other nations importing resources from it.

Factories 1936
Military factory
3 Military Factories
Naval dockyard
0 Naval Dockyard
Civilian factory
6 Civilian Factories


National spirits[edit]

Government Corruption icon
Government Corruption
  • Political Power Gain: -10%
  • Stability: -10.00%
Ineffective Bureaucracy icon
Ineffective Bureaucracy
  • Daily Political Power Gain: -0.25
The chaos of the civil war has disrupted the creation of an effective state apparatus. More than a third of available troops are not drafted, simply because no one knows they exist. Reforming the examination process will ensure that we hire competent people.

National focus[edit]

Warlords national focus tree.
Main article: Warlords national focus tree

Flag of Guangxi Clique Guangxi Clique shares a national focus tree with Flag of Xibei San Ma Xibei San Ma, Flag of Shanxi Shanxi, Flag of Yunnan Yunnan and Flag of Sinkiang Sinkiang. It may inherit the Flag of china Nationalist or Flag of Communist China Communist Chinese focus trees.

The Warlord national focus tree can be divided into 2 branches and 3 sub-branches:

Secure Internal Politics Branch
This branch begins the political focuses for the Warlords.
Cooperation With the Nationalists sub-branch
This branch allows the Warlords to side with Flag of China Nationalist China. This will replace the current focus tree with the Chinese national focus tree.
Cooperation With the Communists sub-branch
This branch allows the Warlords to side with Flag of Communist China Communist China and be able to replace and annex them with Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Support. When replacing Flag of Communist China Communist China, The current focus tree will change into the Communist Chinese national focus tree and all Their national spirits will be yours.
Opposition sub-branch
This branch allows the Warlords to instigate Border Clashes with the other Chinas, side with the Japanese and then proclaim a rival government different to Flag of China Nationalist and Flag of Communist China Communist China
Industrial Investment Branch
This is the Industrial branch of the focus tree.


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
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • –5% Research time
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed

Ruling party[edit]

neutrality New Guangxi Clique (Non-Aligned)

Despotism is a form of government in which a single person rules with absolute power.


  • No Can’t impose its ideology on other countries
  • No Can’t puppet countries in a peace conference
  • Ideology drift defense: -30 %

World Tension limits[edit]

  • Generate war goal : 50 %
  • Join faction: 40 %
  • Lend-lease: 40 %
  • Send volunteers: 40 %
  • Guarantee: 40 %

Political parties[edit]

Political Party Ideology Popularity Party Leader Is Ruling? Country Name
New Guangxi Clique neutrality Non-Aligned 100% Li Zongren Yes Guangxi Clique
Democratic democracy Democratic 0% Undefined Leader No Guangxi Clique
Communist Party of China communism Communist 0% Undefined Leader No Guangxi Clique
Fascist fascism Fascist 0% Undefined Leader No Third Guangxi Clique

Political Parties with Waking the Tiger

Political Party Ideology Popularity Party Leader Is Ruling? Country Name
New Guangxi Clique neutrality Non-Aligned 100% Li Zongren Yes Guangxi Clique
Democratic democracy Democratic 0% Li Zongren No Guangxi Clique
Communist Party of China communism Communist 0% Li Zongren No Guangxi Clique
Fascist fascism Fascist 0% Li Zongren No Guangxi Clique

Government staff[edit]

To be Added


9Infantry.pngInfantry Divisions 0Cavalry.pngCavalry Division 0Mountaineers.pngMountaineer Division 0Light tank.pngLight Tank Divisions

Total: 9 Divisions

Guanxi's Infantry Divisions have the standard Chinese Juntan template of 4 Infantry companies.

Strategies and guides[edit]

Initial Setup

The Guangxi Clique starts off with the most resources in China, and a few nations usually trade for those resources at the beginning of the game. The player can use the extra civilian factories to more effectively construct more factories or forts than the other warlords. Going down the industrial tree is very beneficial early in the game as it gives a research slot, as well as a civilian and a military factory, at that stage of the game boosting Guangxi's industry significantly. As with smaller nations and China, generally produce only infantry equipment at the beginning, and then start a line of artillery for support artillery after making sure there is enough infantry equipment for the war.

Allying with the Nationalists

If seeking to ally with the Nationalists, it is a good idea to first make sure the United Front forms, by forcing the Xi'an Incident (which cannot happen once Japan and China are at war). Once Japan invades, the player should help the AI defend the southern ports from Shanghai, and only sparingly send troops to the front lines. The troops of the front line should only be there to ensure the Japanese do not encircle half of the Nationalist army. After joining the republican government, the player should negotiate for support from the other warlords (aside from Sinkiang) as soon as enough political power and/or army experience is accumulated. This ensures that the other warlords will not be able to join the republican government and threaten the player's ambitions to annex China. Depending on the strategy, it is actually good for the player to let the Japanese take the northern provinces. First, since after forming China, the player inherits all the Nationalist negative traits, it is a good idea to let the AI get rid of the Army Corruption/Army Reform decisions before building support in provinces. Second, the Nationalists lose support from every state they do not own, so after the Nationalists lose the northern provinces they should have around <30 support points. Guangxi on the other hand, with the support of Yunnan, Xibei San Ma, and Shanxi, should have 20 support points. Now the player should focus on building support in two provinces that have the least support for the Nationalists, and once those two support Li Zongren for the Premiership, it should be enough to take the Take National Leadership decision. Taking that decision will force the Nationalists to integrate their territory into Guangxi, and the player will have control of the Nationalists' army, air force, and navy (if navy exists of course). After that it will be a classic China game.

Border Conflicts

If seeking its own destiny, the Guangxi Clique can very effectively use Border Conflicts to seize territory from western warlords starting with Yunnan and Nationalist states while the Nationalists are busy. One strategy is to focus on the west to keep the Nationalists between Guangxi and the Japanese, but the Japanese also come down the coast so using Border Conflicts to occupy the southeast coast helps protect the core Guangxi territories.

When making border conflicts, it is best to use divisions of 7 Infantry and 2 Artillery, as this will max out your combat width while providing overwhelming firepower. If you plan to drive Northeast, perform border conflicts with the Nationalists first. If you plan to go west, conquer Yunnan first.


Battlecry icon
As a warlord, conquer all of China and Japan.

Make a Man Out Of You icon
Make a Man Out Of You
As a Warlord, have at least 1,000,000 manpower queued up for deployment.

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As a warlord, be at war with all Chinese nations simultaneously.

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Sun Tzu Reborn
As any Chinese nation, have a level 9 field marshal.