The Second Spanish Republic is a Republican Regime that came to power in 1931, historically preceded by the Restoration and followed by Francoist Spain after the Spanish Civil War. They are located in the Iberia region of Southwest Europe.
Following the Provisional Government between April and December 1931, the 1931 Constitution effectively established the Republic. The Spanish Republic is generally divided in three eras, the First Biennium, the Dark Biennium, and the Popular Front government.
The Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed when King Alfonso XIII left the country following municipal elections in which leftist candidates won the majority of votes, and the Spanish population celebrated the beginning of the Second Republic and social pressure made the political regime change. Niceto Alcalá-Zamora became the Prime Minister, but the victory of the left-wing was nullified in 1934, when José Maria Gil-Robles of the right-wing CEDA faction was swept into power, and started to purge the military of leftists. In 1936, Manuel Azaña of the Popular Front, a coalition of left-wingers, narrowly became the Prime Minister, and the right-wing officers in the military plotted a coup which took place in July 1936. The Republican government went into exile on 1 April 1939, when the last of the Republican forces surrendered to the Nationalist rebels, led in part by Generalísimo Francisco Franco, ending the Spanish Civil War.
Republican Spain does not have National Spirits in the current version.
Republican Spain begins with the following researched:
- Basic Eq.
- Weapons I
- Mountain Infantry I
- Support Equipment
- Engineer Company I
- Recon Company I
- Artillery I
- Destroyer I
- Heavy Cruiser I
- Light Cruiser I
- Battleship I
- Submarine I
- Destroyer II
- Heavy Cruiser II
- Transport Ship
Republican Spain is a mostly neutral country, with all diplomacy values revolving around "Different Ideology", "Same Ideology" and "Same Ruling Party". They do not have any special relations with countries, but that will change quickly especially with the civil war.
Republican Spain begins without any alliances.
1930s Spain was a large country in the Iberia region of Southwest Europe. They made up about 85 percent of the Iberian Peninsula. It is made up of 15 states in the game, including those in Africa. They have multiple important borders to bodies of water, such as the Mediterranean Sea, Strait of Gibraltar, Atlantic Ocean and Bay of Biscay. This also means, obviously, that they are not landlocked. Spain has land borders with Portugal, France and the United Kingdom (Gibraltar).
Mainland Spain is very uneven, with 45 percent of it being covered by the Meseta Plateau. The plateau is rarely flat, with many uneven hills, mountains and highlands. Spain contains many significant and beautiful mountains, with the most known being the massive Pyrenees. This mountain range virtually creates the Spanish-French border in the North and has many peaks reaching over 3,000 meters. There is also the Sierra Nevada, a medium-sized mountain range in Andalusia that contains the highest point in continental Spain. There are many other rocky areas. There is also the fertile Andalusian Plain and other basins. There are many large coastal plains, with bays, coves and sandy beaches. Along the Bay of Biscay there are large coastal, rugged cliffs. The Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain and Europe from Africa, specifically Morocco, with the closest points being only 13 km apart. Finally, mainland Spain contains over 1,500 rivers of which are mostly small. Significant rivers are the Duero, Ebro and Guadalquivir.
Spain also has many African and island colonies, specifically owning a large strip of land below Gibraltar in Spanish Morocco. Spain also controls the Canary Islands off the coast of Northwest Africa. They also control the Rio de Oro region of modern-day Morocco. Finally, they also have the small colonial territory of Equatorial Guinea.
Republican Spain has the same focus tree as all minor countries, with nothing completed. The tree begins with Army Effort, Naval Effort, Aviation Effort, Industrial Effort and Political Effort. Proper use can make Republican Spain unique compared to those with a more centralized focus tree (Germany, United Kingdom, etc.).
Republican Spain has the Spanish Civil War event. Conditions:
- Is not in defensive war
- Is not fascist
- Game time after 1936.2.16(elections)
- Mean time to happen: 151 days
- Can declare war on a country with the same ideology group without a war goal.
- Can guarantee other ideologies.
- Lowers World Tension with Guarantees.
- Can puppet a country.
- Can justify war goals against a country that have not generated world tension.
- Generate war goal tension limit: +100%
- Join faction tension limit: +80%
- Lend-lease tension limit: +50%
- Send volunteers tension limit: +50%
- Guarantee tension limit: +25%
- Take states cost: +25%
- Annex cost: +50%
|Political Party||Ideology||Popularity||Party Leader||Is Ruling?|
|Izquierda Republicana||Democratic||47%||Manuel Azaña||Yes|
|Partido Comunista de España||Communist||7%||Jose Diaz||No|
|Falange Española||Fascist||46%||Francisco Franco||No|
|Partido Republicano Radical||Non-Aligned||0%||Alejandro Lerroux||No|
|Conscription Law||Economy Law||Trade Law|
| Volunteer Only
|| Civilian Economy
|| Export Focus
|Francisco Largo Caballero||Captain Of Industry||Military Factory Construction Speed +10%, Dockyard Construction Speed +10%||150 pp|
|Dolores Ibarruri||Communist Revolutionary||Daily Communism Support: +0.10, Gain Event Communism On The Rise||150 pp|
|Lorenzo Ruiz||Fascist Demagogue||Daily Fascist Support: +0.10||150 pp|
|Diego Martinez Barrio||Backroom Backstabber||Political Power Gain: +5.00%, Ideology drift defense: +15.0%||150 pp|
|Lluis Companys||Democratic Reformer||Daily Democracy Support: +0.10, Gain Event Move Towards Democracy||150 pp|
|Augusto Barcia Trelles||Ideological Crusader||Same ideology monthly opinion: +100.0%||150 pp|
|7 Military Factories||4 Naval Dockyard||16 Civilian Factories|
*These numbers represent the available resources for production at start of the game. In the bracket are the complete numbers including those lost for trading.
|13 Infantry Divisions||1 Cavalry Division||3 Mountaineer Divisions|
Total: 17 Divisions
|2 Battleships||5 Light Cruisers||11 Destroyers||12 Submarines|
Total: 30 Ships
|60 Fighters||27 Naval Bombers|
Total: 87 Planes
Strategies and GuidesEdit
Staying true to historical Spain can be quite difficult,especially when German and Italian volunteers are with them. Although you have the Soviets on your side, they could start the Great Purge, crippling their effectiveness. Thus, you should end the war before the great purge. If lucky, they won't start immediately. The real challenge is to prepare for the civil war.
Since it can take place at any time after february 1936, the first thing the player should do is to pile up the navy in the mediterranean and train them with Soviet oil. This way, you'll guarantee trade routes with the Soviets.
When receiving the event, delete all factories except for the ones that the Communist control (excluding a pocket in the north). Once the war starts, switch to basic infantry equipment for more in the long term. With division circulation, focus points on important provinces and even luck, Government Spain may come out top.