Ireland

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Ireland
Ireland.png
Capital:
Dublin

Government type:
Democratic, Conservative

Faction:
Neutral

Flag of Ireland Ireland is an island nation in Western Europe. It shares an island with the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom.

Historical background[edit]

In the early 20th Century, Ireland experienced increasing tensions in a seven centuries long conflict over English and British rule in Ireland.

Since the 1880s, Irish constitutional nationalists had demanded self-government or “Home Rule” within the British Commonwealth. Supporters of immediate true independence were then a small minority. In 1912, Britain accepted these demands. But pro-British unionists in the northern state of Ulster formed paramilitary groups to oppose it, and Irish groups responded in kind. The outbreak of WWI in 1914 stalled both the crisis and implementation of Home Rule.

On 24 April 1916, the “Easter Rising” armed rebellion sought an independent Irish Republic. It had little public support at the time, but Britain's heavy-handed and indiscriminate response to it shifted Irish opinion, beginning a cycle of escalating “physical-force republicanism” and UK reprisals against combatants and civilians alike. This fueled the political rise of the republican Sinn Féin party and its military wing the Irish Republican Army.

The year after WWI ended, the 1919 Irish War for Independence began. By June 1921, a de facto Irish Republic existed but so too a bloody stalemate with no end in sight for either side. The British government, facing intense criticism at home and abroad, offered a truce, which the weary Irish gladly accepted. Contentious negotiations resulted in the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921, establishing the Irish Free State as an autonomous dominion of the Commonwealth. Northern Ireland was created from an area which overall voted to remain part of the United Kingdom.

The Treaty, falling short of a republic, divided the Irish and, in June 1922, the Irish Civil War began. Pro-treaty IRA members, now as the National Army, fought their anti-treaty IRA brothers and Sinn Féin. After 10 grievous months, the pro-treaty forces won. But the war left Irish society divided and embittered for generations. It also allowed Northern Ireland to consolidate its holding of otherwise Irish nationalist counties.

In 1932, the anti-treaty Fianna Fáil party became the majority. They were led by Éamon de Valera, who had been head of the 1921 Irish Republic and subsequently a leader of Sinn Féin but had left in 1927 taking a large faction with him. Ireland still reeling from the Great Depression, de Valera stopped remittance to Britain of farm debts from the 1880s. Retaliatory tariffs by both sides left the Irish economy badly hurt but this Anglo-Irish Trade War ended in the return of military ports to the Irish. This later allowed Irish neutrality in WWII but left British shipping vulnerable to German u-boats.

In 1937, a new constitution was passed which dismantled much of the United Kingdom's control and changed the country's name to Éire, or Ireland.

On 1 September 1939, German troops invaded Flag of Poland Poland, precipitating war with the Allies. On 2 September, the Emergency Powers Act 1939 was introduced to grant government control of the economy and other sweeping powers.

However, Ireland remained neutral throughout the war, despite attacks by both sides on their shipping as well as pressure from the US and a British offer to give them Northern Ireland to join the Allies. Nonetheless, following discovery of IRA attempts to coordinate with the Nazis, the Irish secretly coordinated planning with the UK to defend Ireland from Nazi invasion as a matter of common concern. They also tacitly provided information and preferential treatment to the Allies, such as interning downed Axis pilots while setting Allied pilots free.

National focus[edit]

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

Flag of Ireland Ireland, 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[edit]

Ireland starts with 3 research slots.

Army technology Naval technology Air technology Electronics & Industry
  • Infantry Equipment I
  • None
  • None
  • Fuel Storage
Doctrines
  • None
  • None
  • None

Politics[edit]

Ireland is a DemocracyDemocratic nation. Its elections are every 4 years and the next one will be in January 1937. Ireland has the following political parties:

Political party Ideology Popularity Party leader Country name Is ruling?
Fianna Fáil, The Republican Party democracy Democratic 98% Éamon de Valera Ireland Yes
Páirtí Cumannach na hÉireann communism Communist 1% James Larkin Irish People's Union No
Páirtí Náisiúnta Corparáidíoch fascism Fascist 1% Eoin O'Duffy Resurrectionist Ireland No
Páirtí an Lucht Oibre neutrality Non-Aligned 0% William Norton Free Ireland No

National spirits[edit]

Ireland does not start with any national spirits.

Diplomacy[edit]

Ireland has a core on Northern Ireland, which is under the control of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom.

Staff and designer[edit]

Political advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost
Seán Lemass Captain of Industry 150 PP
Douglas Hyde Popular Figurehead
  • Stability: +15.0%
150 PP
Seán T. O'Ceallaigh Smooth-Talking Charmer
  • Trade Deal Opinion Factor: +10.00%
150 PP
Bill Scott Communist Revolutionary
  • Daily Communism Support: +0.10
150 PP
Donal Buckley Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.10
150 PP
Thomas F. O'Higgins Fascist Demagogue
  • Daily Fascism Support: +0.10
150 PP
Tank designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Armor Company Tank Designer
  • Armor Research Speed: +15%
  • Armor: Reliability: +5%
150 PP
Ship designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Naval Company Ship designer
  • Naval Research Speed +15%
150 PP
Aircraft designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Light Air Company Light aircraft
  • Air Research Speed: +15%
  • Fighter: Agility: +10%
  • Fighter: Max Speed: +10%
  • Carrier Fighter: Agility: +10%
  • Carrier Fighter: Max Speed: +10%
150 PP
Medium Air Company Medium aircraft
  • Air Research Speed: +15%
  • Heavy Fighter: Reliability: +20%
  • Tactical Bomber: Reliability: +20%
150 PP
Heavy Air Company Heavy aircraft
  • Air Research Speed: +15%
  • Strategic Bomber: Strategic Bombing: +10%
150 PP
Naval Air Company Naval aircraft
  • Air Research Speed: +15%
  • Naval Bomber: Operational Range: +10%
  • Naval Bomber: Naval Attack: +10%
  • CV Naval Bomber: Operational Range: +10%
  • CV Naval Bomber: Naval Attack: +10%
  • Carrier Fighter: Range: +10%
  • Carrier Fighter: Attack: +10%
  • Carrier CAS: Range: +10%
  • Carrier CAS: Naval Attack: +10%
150 PP
Materiel designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Artillery Company Artillery designer
  • Artillery Research Speed: +15%
150 PP
Small Arms Company Infantry Equipment designer
  • Weapons and Equipment Research Speed: +15%
150 PP
Motorization Company Motorized Equipment designer
  • Motorization Research Speed: +15%
150 PP
Industrial concern
Designer Type Effect Cost
Industrial Company Industrial Concern
  • Industrial Research Speed: +15%
150 PP
Electronics Company Electronics Concern
  • Electronics Research Speed: +15%
150 PP
Theorists
Theorist Type Effect Cost
Michael Joe Costello Military Theorist
  • Land Doctrine Research Speed: +10%
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05 daily
150 PP
Oscar Traynor Air Warfare Theorist
  • Air Doctrine Research Speed: +10%
  • Air Experience Gain: +0.05 daily
150 PP

Economy[edit]

Laws[edit]

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]

Resources
Type No.
Aluminum.png Aluminium 0
Chromium.png Chromium 0
Oil.png Oil 0
Rubber.png Rubber 0
Steel.png Steel 3
Tungsten.png Tungsten 0
Industry
Type No.
Civilian factory Civilian factory 8
Military factory Military factory 1
Naval dockyard Naval dockyard 0
Industry
Ireland has 5 civilian factories and 1 military factory in Leinster and 3 civilian factories in Munster. It has 4 more building slots in Connaught and 1 building slot in Munster.
Resources
Ireland's resources are in the state of Leinster.

Military[edit]

Ireland has a small military, consisting of one infantry division based in Dublin.

Army
Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 1
Army experience.png Total divisions 1
Navy
Type No.
Convoy.png Convoy 10
Navy experience.png Total ships 0
Air force
Type No.
Air experience.png Total planes 0
Army
The Irish army is entirely composed of a single infantry division, containing nine battalions within. This division is only at 30% strength. In this state, Ireland is in no position to defend itself from attackers, let alone take the fight to any other nation.
Navy
Aside from some merchant convoys, Ireland entirely lacks a navy.
Air force
Ireland has no air force at all.

Military staff[edit]

These are the military staff candidates for appointment in Ireland.

Commanders
Type Name Lv. Atk. Def. Pln. Log. Traits
General Michael Costello 2 2 2 1 2 None
Chief of Army
Candidate Type Skill Effect Cost (Political Power)
Liam Archer Army Offence (Expert)
  • Division Attack: +10%
150
Richard James Mulcahy Army Defence (Expert)
  • Division Defence: +10%
150
Chief of Navy
Candidate Type Skill Effects Cost (Political Power)
John O'Byrne Naval Aviation (Expert)
  • Naval Air Attacks from Carriers: +6%
  • Naval Air Targeting from Carriers: +7%
  • Naval Air Agility from Carriers: +8%
150
S. O'Muiris Decisive Battle (Expert)
  • Capital Ship Attack: +10 %
  • Capital Ship Armor: +10 %
  • Screen Attack: +10 %
  • Screen Defence: +10 %
150
Chief of the Air Force
Candidate Type Skill Effects Cost (Political Power)
H. T. Green Air Safety (Expert)
  • Air Accidents Chance: -10%
150
P. A. Mulcahy Ground Support (Expert)
  • Air Superiority: +10%
150
Military High Command
Candidate Type Skill Effects Cost (Political Power)
Daniel McKenna Army Regrouping (Expert)
  • Division Recovery Rate: +8%
150
Frank Fahy Commando (Expert)
  • Special Forces Attack: +15%
  • Special Forces Defence: +15%
150
Michael Brennan Bomber Interception (Expert)
  • Interception Attack: +3%
  • Interception Defence: +3%
  • Interception Agility: +3%
150
A. T. Lawlor Fleet Logistics (Expert)
  • Naval max range factor: +10 %
150

Strategies and guides[edit]

Fascist

As Ireland, start off by pushing out troops, and then hiring a Fascist Demagogue. For focuses, go down Political Effort and follow the Fascist focuses, after that, do any focus, as Ireland has the Generic Focus Tree. It is best to go Fascist and once that is finished, start justifing a war goal and plan a naval invasion. It is best that you attack the United Kingdom, France, or Spain. Once you have a base ground in Europe, you can go on to attack the rest of the continent. Another strategy would be to join the Axis once you turn Fascist, and fight in a war with Germany in order to get something at a Peace conference.

Allies

If you want to join the Allies it's advisable to focus on your naval and air capacity. You'll struggle to build a large ground force with low manpower so you'll mostly be restricted to support roles. 16 divisions should be enough to protect your territory, as once France and Norway have fallen the Germans will try to invade as you're a softer target than the UK. Build up some coastal forts and AA to protect yourself as if they take Dublin you're going to struggle to kick them out again.

Build your navy around subs, destroyers and use heavy cruisers as your capital ships, you won't have the capacity to build battleships or carriers. Your air force should be comprised of fighters and naval bombers to dominate your waters, you won't need close air support until quite late in the war.

Most of your time should be spent on protecting and raiding convoys in the waters on Northern Europe, through air superiority and mobile raiding fleets you can decimate Axis supply to Norway and pave the way for Allied naval invasions into France. Stay away from large Axis fleets, the Royal Navy can handle them while you mop up smaller forces.

Once the time comes for D-Day you can send attachments of troops and CAS to support the Allied push, move wisely and carefully as manpower will still be an issue and you can't afford to throw units into the meat grinder.

Europe

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Asia

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