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Government type:
Non-Aligned, Despotic


Flag of Iran Iran is a Large country in the Middle East. Iran is bordered to the west by Flag of Iraq Iraq and Flag of Turkey Turkey, to the north by the Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union and to the east by Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan and Flag of British Raj British Raj. In 1936, Iran starts as a minor Non-Aligned nation with a small industry, a small army and 2 research slots.

Historical background[edit | edit source]

During World War I, there was an invasion by the Russian Empire (Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union) who were supported by the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom as well as by their old rivals the Ottomans (Flag of Turkey Turkey) who were supported by the Flag of German Reich German Reich.

After the October Revolution, the Soviet Union tried to establish a puppet government in northern Iran, similar to Flag of Mongolia Mongolia and Flag of Sinkiang Sinkiang like the "Soviet Republic of Gilan" or after WWII the "Azerbaijan People's Government" and the "Republic of Mahabad". In 1921 there was a reaction to the growing influence of the coup with the support of the UK, which eventually led to the change to the Pahlavi Dynasty.

Although Iran declared itself neutral at the beginning of the war, there was sympathy for the Axis powers, but because of its strategic importance after the beginning of the war between the Soviet Union and Germany, the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran occurred in 1941.

Technology[edit | edit source]

Flag of Iran Iran starts with 2 research slots.

Army technology Naval technology Air technology Electronics & Industry
  • Infantry Eq. I
  • Towed Artillery I
  • None
  • Interwar Fighter
  • Close Air Support I
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None

Cosmetic names[edit | edit source]

Iran has unique cosmetic names for its equipment, listed here.

Infantry tech
Type 1918 1936 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Infantry Equipment Mauser 98 vz.24 ZB vz.30 PPSh-41

Politics[edit | edit source]

Iran, in 1936 is a Non-alignednon-aligned nation with no elections.

Iran, has the following political parties:

Political party Ideology Popularity Party leader Country name Is ruling?
Democratic democracy Democratic 0% Generic Republic of Iran No
Tudeh Party communism Communist 0% Soleyman Mirza Eskandari Iranian Communist Authority No
Fascist fascism Fascist 0% Generic New Persian Empire No
Pahlavi Dynasty neutrality Non-Aligned 100% Reza Shah Pahlavi Iran Yes

Staff[edit | edit source]

Political advisors
Icon Advisor Type Requirements Cost
Generic political advisor arab 3.png Ali Zohayli Captain of Industry 150 pp
Generic political advisor arab 2.png Mahmud Jam Silent Workhorse 150 pp
Generic political advisor arab 3.png Ali Khan Mansour Quartermaster General 150 pp
Generic communist arab.png Ahmad Matin-Daftary Communist Revolutionary Is not a Supervised State. 150 pp
Generic democratic arab.png Mohammed Ali Foroughi Democratic Reformer Is not a Supervised State. 150 pp
Generic fascist arab.png Ahmad Matin-Daftary Fascist Demagogue Is not a Supervised State. 150 pp
Designer Type Effect Cost
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Military Theorist
  • Land Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Hossein Afkhami Naval Theorist
  • Naval Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Naval Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Ali Akbar Deiva Air Warfare Theorist
  • Air Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Air Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp

Economy[edit | edit source]

Iran starts with a small economy, with only 5 factories and no resources except oil. Iran's economy is focused on civilian industry and has a civilian factory to a military factory / dockyard ratio of 4:1.

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 None
Chromium.png Chromium None
Oil.png Oil 68
Rubber.png Rubber None
Steel.png Steel None
Tungsten.png Tungsten None
Type No.
Civilian factory Civilian factory 4
Military factory Military factory 1
Naval dockyard Naval dockyard None
Iran starts with a small industry, however it can gain up to 5 civilian factories from trade.
Iran doesn't have any resources except oil, which allows the country to gain up to 5 civilian factories from trade to develop its economy.

Military[edit | edit source]

Iran has 18k manpower in its armed forces consisting of 3 divisions and 2.4k manpower in its air force, which consists of 120 planes.

Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 2
Cavalry cropped.png Cavalry 1
Army experience.png Total divisions 3
Type No.
Convoy.png Convoy 10
Navy experience.png Total ships 10
Air force
Type No.
CAS.png Close air support 48
Fighter c.png Fighter 72
Air experience.png Total planes 120
The Iranian army consists of 3 divisions, the Persian Cossack Brigade (Cavalry), the Imperial Gendarmerie (Infantry) and the South Persia Rifles (Infantry).
Iran doesn't start with any naval technologies and doesn't have a navy, and just has 10 convoys.
Air force
Iran has a good airforce, consisting of 48 CAS I and 72 Interwar Fighters.

Strategies and guides[edit | edit source]

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

As Iran the first thing you want to do is begin justifying on Iraq so you can get more resources for when you reform the Persian Empire. Once you take out Iraq you can turn your focus onto Afganistan and take them over too. Now from here on out you will need to declare war on France and Britain so prepare your forces on the borders of their colonies and attack them. You will need Syria, Jordan, and Pakistan in order to do this. After you've preferably peaced out the European Powers you can go and invade Turkey. They shouldn't pose much of a threat to you at this point as your army should be large. Once you've taken Turkey you can take Greece if you feel like it but now you've basically reformed the Persian Empire! You are probably a great power by now so taking over the world should be easy from here.

If you don't feel lucky and want to play it safe, the best option will be to become communist and join the Soviet Union as soon as possible, since you share borders with it, enjoying its protection will guarantee your survival, if you have time, try to take Iraq for it's manpower and resources once you have joined the Comintern, it will be easier with Soviet help, still try to take Afghanistan if you still have time, make sure you help as much as possible in the soviet wars to get military experience and improve your units, at the same time focus on the navy so you can defend the Persian gulf and fortify the border with the British Raj since the UK has approaches to declare war on Iran and will most likely call the Raj to war since they share a border .


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