Paraguay

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Paraguay
Paraguay.png
Capital:
Asunción

Government type:
Communist, Marxist

Faction:
None

Flag of Paraguay Paraguay is a small country in central South America. It is bordered by Flag of Bolivia Bolivia to the north, Flag of Argentina Argentina to the south and Flag of Brazil Brazil to the east. Its terrain is only forests.

Historical background[edit]

In 1936, they were still recovering from the War of the Triple Alliance which had led to the deaths of many of Paraguay's soldiers and civilians. The war had caused an economic depression, which was only worsened by the Chaco War with Flag of Bolivia Bolivia (another poor country) which had ended only half a year earlier. Although Paraguay managed to win this war, the Chaco Boreal region still remained heavily disputed. Despite having a large pro-Nazi/German community and a Axis sympathizing dictator during World War 2, Paraguay would end up joining the Allies against Germany in the closing days of the War in Europe because of aid provided by the Flag of United States United States.

National focus[edit]

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

Flag of Paraguay Paraguay, 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]

Paraguay starts with 2 research slots.

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

Politics[edit]

Paraguay, in 1936 is a CommunismCommunist nation however its elections are every 4 years with the next one being in December 1939.

Paraguay has the following political parties:

Political party Ideology Popularity Party leader Country name Is ruling?
Democratic democracy Democratic 25% Generic Republic of Paraguay No
Partido Revolucionario Febrerista communism Communist 75% Rafael Franco Paraguay Yes
Fascist fascism Fascist 0% Generic Febrerista Paraguay No
Non-Aligned neutrality Non-Aligned 0% Generic Paraguay No

National spirits[edit]

None

Diplomacy[edit]

Paraguay is guaranteed by the Flag of United States United States via Monroe Doctrine. Flag of Bolivia Bolivia has a core on Chaco Boreal.

Staff and designer[edit]

Political advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost
Ricardo Odriosola Backroom Backstabber
  • Political Power Gain: +5.0
  • Ideology drift defense: +15.0%
150 pp
Remigio Bastia Martín Captain of Industry 150 pp
Francisco Esculies Popular Figurehead
  • Stability: +15.0%
150 pp
Calixto Aroyo Tabaorda Communist Revolutionary
  • Communism Support: +0.1%
150 pp
A. Dres Gustavo Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.1
150 pp
Jesus Alvarez 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
Theorists
Designer Type Effect Cost
Juan Natalico Gonzalez Military Theorist
  • Land Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Higenio Morinigo Martinez Naval Theorist
  • Naval Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Naval Experience Gain: +0.05
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 2
Tungsten.png Tungsten 4
Industry
Type No.
Civilian factory Civilian factory 3
Military factory Military factory 1
Naval dockyard Naval dockyard 0
Industry
Paraguay has 3 civilian factories and 1 military factories in the state of Paraguay.
Resources
Paraguay's tungsten and steel is in Chaco Boreal.

Military[edit]

Paraguay has a small military.

Army
Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 2
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 2
Navy
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 12
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 12
Army
Their Infantry has 6 infantry units each.
Navy
Because they are landlocked they do not have a navy.
Air force
Their starting air force is only 12 prewar fighters strong.

Strategies and guides[edit]

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

Even though Paraguay is a landlocked nation with almost no industry, manpower or resources, Paraguay has a neighbor called Bolivia that is in a very similar position. However because Paraguay is a communist country it can justify wars right from the beginning in 1936. What this strategy consists of is to justify a war as soon as you can against Bolivia. Once you have your war goal ready, you will stay in a defensive position on the border with Bolivia because the Bolivian AI will endlessly attack your line. After a period of time the Bolivians will have lost most of its manpower and equipment attacking your line and they won't be able to break through. When you see that the Bolivians are low on equipment then you can start to push and invade their lands without too many problems. Again though the key is to be entrenched and let their army grind away on your front line until their troops are weakened. Once this happens only then should you put your army on the offensive. It may be worthwhile to consider building land forts and infrastructure on the border before the war to make things easier on your army when the Bolivian AI starts to grind away on you. Then when you capitulate them, you will just annex them. After this you can attack other countries (the best option would probably be Chile). Be warned though no matter which other neighbour you attack next, it will be more difficult. Chile has among the strongest infantry division templates in South America at the very start of the game, and being only a few tiles wide you may have to deal a long war as you take the country one tile at a time as you make your down to the capital. In essence Chile will do the same thing to you as what you want to do with the Bolivians. Alternatively you could try to attack Peru or Argentina however both have larger armies and more manpower meaning in order to win you need finish the war as quickly as possible before they can produce more divisions. It is probably worth producing paratroopers for these options as you can land forces behind their lines to either pull forces off their front or conversely to pin down forces so they can't reinforce divisions your frontline army can defeat. It is strongly advisable to not attempt to attack Brazil unless you have conquered at least two other neighbouring nations to gain more manpower and factories. Another option is to join the Second World War by joining one of the factions, however if you do this while tensions are high and you are attempting to conquer one of your neighbours it will likely result in the other nation joining an opposing faction. The most obvious faction to join would be the Soviet Union in the Comintern as you already are communist and can join at any point. Or the Axis if you go fascist though this means one would have to switch ideologies. Even though you can join in on the side of the Allies, this would probably result in much less territorial expansion.