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Ireland

Ireland
Ireland.png
Capital:
Dublin

Government Type:
Democratic Conservatism

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.

Contents

Historical backgroundEdit

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 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 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   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 back" 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.

National focusEdit

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

  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.


TechnologyEdit

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

PoliticsEdit

Ireland is a  Democratic 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   Democratic 98% Éamon de Valera Ireland Yes
Páirtí Cumannach na hÉireann   Communist 1% James Larkin Irish People's Union No
Páirtí Náisiúnta Corparáidíoch   Fascist 1% Eoin O'Duffy Resurrectionist Ireland No
Páirtí an Lucht Oibre   Non-Aligned 0% William Norton Free Ireland No

National spiritsEdit

None

DiplomacyEdit

Ireland has a core on the   United Kingdom's Northern Ireland state.

Staff and designerEdit

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
  • Communism Support: +0.1%
150 pp
Donal Buckley Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.1
150 pp
Thomas F. O'Higgins Fascist Demagogue
  • Daily Fascism Support: +0.1%
150 pp
Tank designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Armor Company Tank Designer
  • Armor Research Speed: +10.0%
  • Armor: Reliability: +5.0%
150 pp
Ship designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Naval Company Ship designer
  • Naval Research Speed +10.0%
150 pp
Aircraft designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Light Air Company Light aircraft
  • Air Research Speed: +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 Speed: +10.0%
  • Heavy Fighter: Reliability: +20.0%
  • Tactical Bomber: Reliability: +20.0%
150 pp
Heavy Air Company Heavy aircraft
  • Air Research Speed: +10.0%
  • Strategic Bomber: Strategic Bombing: +10.0%
150 pp
Naval Air Company Naval aircraft
  • Air Research Speed: +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 Speed: +10.0%
150 pp
Small Arms Company Infantry Equipment designer
  • Weapons and Equipment Research Speed: +10.0%
150 pp
Motorization Company Motorized Equipment designer
  • Motorization Research Speed: +10.0%
150 pp
Industrial concern
Designer Type Effect Cost
Industrial Company Industrial Concern
  • Industrial Research Speed: +10.0%
150 pp
Theorists
Designer Type Effect Cost
Michael Joe Costello Military Theorist
  • Land Doctrine Research Speed: +7.0%
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Oscar Traynor Air Warfare Theorist
  • Air Doctrine Research Speed: +7.0%
  • Air Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp

EconomyEdit

LawsEdit

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
  Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% 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 0
  Chromium 0
  Oil 0
  Rubber 0
  Steel 3
  Tungsten 0
Industry
Type No.
  Civilian factory 8
  Military factory 1
  Naval dockyard 0
Industry
Ireland has 5 civilian factories and 1 military factory in Lenister 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 Lenister.

MilitaryEdit

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

Army
Type No.
  Infantry 1
  Cavalry 0
  Motorized infantry 0
  Light tank 0
  Marine 0
  Mountaineer 0
  Paratrooper 0
  Total divisions 1
Navy
Type No.
  Destroyer 0
  Light cruiser 0
  Heavy cruiser 0
  Battlecruiser 0
  Battleship 0
  Submarine 0
  Carrier 0
  Convoy 10
  Total ships 0
Air force
Type No.
  Close air support 0
  Fighter 0
  Heavy fighter 0
  Naval bomber 0
  Tactical bomber 0
  Strategic bomber 0
  Transport 0
  Total planes 0
Army
Their Infantry consists of only 9 infantry battallions within 1 division.
Navy
They have no navy.
Air force
They have no air force.

Strategies and guidesEdit