Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia.png
Capital:
Riyadh

Government Type:
Despotism Non-Aligned

Faction:
None

Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is a large middle eastern country. It is bordered by Flag of Iraq Iraq to the north, Flag of Yemen Yemen and Flag of Oman Oman to the south. The Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom borders Saudi Arabia from their various colonies in the area. Its terrain is mostly desert and mountains to the east.

Historical background[edit]

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Ottoman Empire had control over most of the Arabian peninsula. Subject to this suzerainty, Arabia was ruled by a patchwork of tribal rulers, with the Sharif of Mecca having pre-eminence and ruling the Hejaz and the Al Rashid Family ruling in Nejd but with the Al Saud family fighting to take control over Nejd. In 1916, with the encouragement and support of Britain (which was fighting the Ottomans in World War I), the Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, led a pan-Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire to create a united Arab state. Although the Arab Revolt of 1916 to 1918 failed in its objective, the Allied victory in World War I resulted in the end of Ottoman suzerainty and control in Arabia.

The Al Saud avoided involvement in the Arab Revolt, and instead continued their struggle with the Al Rashid. Following the latter's final defeat, he took the title Sultan of Nejd in 1921. With the help of the Ikhwan, a tribal army inspired by Wahhabism and led by Faisal Al-Dawish, the Hejaz was conquered in 1924–25 and on 10 January 1926, Ibn Saud declared himself King of the Hejaz. A year later, he added the title of King of Nejd. For the next five years, he administered the two parts of his dual kingdom as separate units. In 1932 the two kingdoms of the Hejaz and Nejd were united as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The new kingdom was one of the poorest countries in the world, reliant on limited agriculture and pilgrimage revenues. In 1938, vast reserves of oil were discovered in the Al-Ahsa region along the coast of the Persian Gulf, and full-scale development of the oil fields began in 1941 under the US-controlled Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company). Oil provided Saudi Arabia with economic prosperity and substantial political leverage internationally.

Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic contacts with Germany on 11 September 1939, and with Japan in October 1941. Although officially neutral, the Saudis provided the Allies with large supplies of oil. Diplomatic relations with the United States were established in 1943. King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud was a personal friend of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Americans were then allowed to build an air force base near Dhahran. On 28 February 1945, Saudi Arabia declared war on Germany and Japan, but no military actions resulted from the declaration.

National focus[edit]

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

Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, 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]

Saudi Arabia starts with 2 research slots.

Army technology Naval technology Air technology Electronics & Industry
  • Basic Infantry Eq.
  • Great War Tank
  • None
  • None
  • None
Doctrines
  • None
  • None
  • None

Politics[edit]

Saudi Arabia, in 1936 is a NeutralityNon-Aligned nation with no elections.

Saudi Arabia has the following political parties:

Political party Ideology Popularity Party leader Country name Is ruling?
Democratic democracy Democratic 0% Generic Arabian Republic No
Communist communism Communist 0% Generic Republic of the Arabian Assembly No
Fascist fascism Fascist 0% Generic Arabic Empire No
House of Saud neutrality Non-Aligned 100% Abdulaziz Ibn Saud Saudi Arabia Yes

National spirits[edit]

None

Diplomacy[edit]

It may form Flag of Arabia Arabia if it controls all of North Africa, Egypt, Flag of France French and Flag of United Kingdom British Middle East and Flag of Iraq Iraq. Flag of Oman Oman and Flag of Yemen Yemen is not necessary to form it.

Staff and designer[edit]

Political advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost
Moukhled al Asmari Captain of Industry 150 pp
Arthur Dawkins War Industrialist 150 pp
Salih al Rajihi Smooth-Talking Charmer
  • Trade Deal Opinion Factor: +10.00%
150 pp
Prince Saud Popular Figurehead
  • Stability: +15.0%
150 pp
Mubarak al Yami Communist Revolutionary
  • Communism Support: +0.1%
150 pp
Hussein al Qahtani Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.1
150 pp
Alyan Othman Nour 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
Sa'ad Shaddad al Outaibi Military Theorist
  • Land Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Hamed al-Sabani 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

Industry and resources[edit]

Resources
Type No.
Aluminum.png Aluminium 0
Chromium.png Chromium 0
Oil.png Oil 3
Rubber.png Rubber 0
Steel.png Steel 0
Tungsten.png Tungsten 0
Industry
Type No.
Civilian factory Civilian factory 1
Military factory Military factory 1
Naval dockyard Naval dockyard 0
Industry
Saudi Arabia has 1 civilian factory and 1 military factory in the state of Nejd. Hejaz has 1 extra building slot.
Resources
Saudi Arabia has 3 oil in Nejd.

Military[edit]

Saudi Arabia has a small military.

Army
Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 2
Cavalry cropped.png Cavalry 1
Motorized cropped.png Motorized infantry 0
Light tank cropped.png Light tank 0
Marine cropped.png Marine 0
Mountain cropped.png Mountaineer 1
Paratroop cropped.png Paratrooper 0
Army experience.png Total divisions 3
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 0
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 0
Army
Their Infantry has 6 units and Cavalry has 4 units .
Navy
They do not have a navy.
Air force
They have no airforce.

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