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Government type:
Communist, Stalinist

Neutral(1936), Chinese United Front(1939)

Sinkiang is a medium sized communist Chinese Warlord Clique in Central Asia/Western China. It is bordered by the Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union and Flag of Mongolia Mongolia to the north, the Flag of British Raj British Raj, Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan and Flag of Tibet Tibet to the south, and warlord clique Flag of Xibei San Ma Xibei San Ma to the east. Sinkiang is located in a barren, mountainous desert region with limited natural resources. It is also landlocked and has no navy. It is the only other communist nation in East Asia other than Flag of Communist China Communist China or Flag of Mongolia Mongolia.

Historical background[edit | edit source]

See also: Wikipedia:Xinjiang Province, Republic of China#History

Sinkiang is a province located in the far western region of China, inhabited mostly by the Uyghur, a local Turkic Muslim ethnic group. After the Xinhai revolution, control of Sinkiang was seized by the warlord Yang Zengxin. His rule lasted until 1928, when he was assassinated following the victory of the Kuomintang in the Northern Expedition. The province then fell into a series of wars between multiple sides vying to control the province: Uyghur separatists under the East Turkestan Republic, and the warlords Ma Zhongying, who was aligned with the Flag of China Kuomintang and Flag of Xibei San Ma Ma Clique, and Sheng Shicai, who was supported by White Russian mercenaries and the Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union. Sheng won control of the province in 1933, ruling Sinkiang for the next decade with heavy support from the Soviets. The Soviet Union maintained a military base in Xinjiang and had several military and economic advisors deployed in the region. Sheng Shicai would even join the Communist Party of the Soviet Union as a registered member. However, with the Sino-Japanese war raging, he would later turn on the Soviet Union and Flag of Communist China Communist China, executing Mao Zedong's younger brother, Mao Zemin, and reestablishing relations with the Chinese Nationalist government. In 1944, fearing that Sheng Shicai would turn back to the Soviets, Chiang Kai-Shek removed Sheng from Sinkiang by giving him the ceremonial post of Minister of Agriculture and Forests, which moved him far away to the Chinese capital of Chongqing.

When the Chinese Civil War resumed in 1946, the Soviet-backed Second East Turkestan Republic was formed in Sinkiang and attempted to become independent of the Nationalist government, siding with the communists and peacefully integrating into the newly formed People's Republic of China. Sheng Shicai went into exile in Taiwan with the rest of the Kuomintang.

National focus[edit | edit source]

Warlords national focus tree.
Main article: Warlords national focus tree

Flag of Sinkiang Sinkiang shares a national focus tree with Flag of Xibei San Ma Xibei San Ma, Flag of Guangxi Clique Guangxi Clique, Flag of Yunnan Yunnan and Flag of Shanxi Shanxi. It may inherit the Flag of china Nationalist or Flag of Communist China Communist Chinese focus trees.

The Warlord national focus tree can be divided into 2 branches and 3 sub-branches:

Secure Internal Politics Branch
This branch begins the political focuses for the Warlords.
  • Cooperation With the Nationalists sub-branch
This branch allows the Warlords to side with Flag of China Nationalist China. This will replace the current focus tree with the Chinese national focus tree.
  • Cooperation With the Communists sub-branch
This branch allows the Warlords to side with Flag of Communist China Communist China and be able to replace and annex them with Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Support. When replacing Flag of Communist China Communist China, The current focus tree will change into the Communist Chinese national focus tree and all Their national spirits will be yours.
  • Opposition sub-branch
This branch allows the Warlords to instigate Border Clashes with the other Chinas, side with the Japanese and then proclaim a rival government different to Flag of China Nationalist and Flag of Communist China Communist China
Industrial Investment Branch
This is the Industrial branch of the focus tree.

Technology[edit | edit source]

Sinkiang starts with 2 research slots.

Army technology Naval technology Air technology Electronics & Industry
  • Basic Equipment
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None

Politics[edit | edit source]

Sinkiang has the following political parties:

Political party Ideology Popularity Party leader Country name Is ruling?
Democratic democracy Democratic 0% Generic Sinkiang Independent Republic No
Communist Party of the Soviet Union communism Communist 100% Sheng Shicai Sinkiang Yes
Fascist fascism Fascist 0% Generic Dictatorial Sinkiang No
Non-Aligned neutrality Non-Aligned 0% Generic State of Sinkiang No

National spirits[edit | edit source]

Government Corruption icon
Government Corruption
  • Political Power Gain: -10%
  • Stability: -10.00%
Ineffective Bureaucracy icon
Ineffective Bureaucracy
  • Daily Political Power Gain: -0.25
The chaos of the civil war has disrupted the creation of an effective state apparatus. More than a third of available troops are not drafted, simply because no one knows they exist. Reforming the examination process will ensure that we hire competent people.

Diplomacy[edit | edit source]

As a warlord, Sinkiang may decide to ally itself with the Nationalists in order to fend off the Japanese. Because it starts off as a communismCommunist nation, It may join the Comintern and replace Flag of Communist China Communist China. It may also expand within the region via the use of border conflicts. Because it can only use border conflicts with Flag of Xibei San Ma Xibei San Ma in the start of the game, It must expand through there first.

Staff and designer[edit | edit source]

Political advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost Requirements
Liang Wei Fascist Demagogue
  • Daily Fascism Support: +0.1%
150 pp none
Deng Ma Communist Revolutionary
  • Communism Support: +0.1%
150 pp none
T.V. Soong Financial Expert
  • Consumer Goods Factories: -5%
150 pp Has completed focus Financial Policy
Kang Sheng Prince of Terror
  • Effect of Partisans against us: -25.00%
  • Foreign Subversive Activities Efficiency: 30%
  • Non-core Manpower: +2.00%
75 pp Has completed focus Military Intelligence Department
Habibullah Huseinov Armaments Organizer
  • Civilian to Military conversion speed: +20.0%
150 pp none
Zhu Peng Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.1
150 pp none
Dai Li Prince of Terror
  • Effect of Partisans against us: -25.00%
  • Foreign Subversive Activities Efficiency: 30%
  • Non-core Manpower: +2.00%
150 pp Has completed focus Bureau of Investigation and Statistics
Deng Xiaoping Captain of Industry 150 pp Has completed focus Socialist Market Economy
Isa Yusuf Alptekin Captain of Industry 150 pp none
Zhang Xiliang War Industrialist
  • Military Factory Construction Speed: +10.0%
  • Dockyard Construction Speed: +10.0%
150 pp none
Tank designers
Designer Type Effect Cost Requirements
Sino-German Technical Mission Tank Designer
  • Armor Research Time: -10.0%
  • Armor: Armor: +5.0%
  • Armor: Hard Attack: +5.0%
150 pp One of the following must be true:
  • Completed the focus: Chinese Panzers
  • Has national spirit German Military Advisors

Is at peace with the Flag of German Reich German Reich

Morozov Design Bureau Tank Designer
  • Armor Research Time: -10.0%
  • Armor: Max Speed: +5.0%
  • Armor: Reliability: +10.0%
150 pp Completed the focus: Hire Soviet Designer

Is at peace with the Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union

Ship designers
Designer Type Effect Cost Requirements
Jiangnan Shipyard Group Coastal Defense Fleet designer
  • Naval Research Time: -10.0%
  • Carrier: Production Cost: -25.0%
  • Carrier: Deck size: -20.0%
  • Carrier: Max Range: -50.0%
  • Capital Ship: Production Cost: -25.0%
  • Capital Ship: Armor: -20.0%
  • Capital Ship: Naval firepower: -20.0%
  • Capital Ship: Max Range: -50.0%
  • Screen: Production Cost: -25.0%
  • Screen: Max Range: -50.0%
  • Submarine: Production Cost: -25.0%
  • Submarine: Max Range: -50.0%
150 pp Controls Shanghai
Dagu Shipyard Atlantic Fleet designer
  • Naval Research Time: -10.0%
  • Carrier Surface Visibility: -10.0%
  • Carrier Naval Speed: +10.0%
  • Carrier Carrier Size: -10.0%
  • Capital Ship Surface Visibility: -10.0%
  • Capital Ship Naval Speed: +10.0%
  • Capital Ship Attack: -10.0%
  • Screen Ship Surface Visibility: -10.0%
  • Screen Ship Naval Speed: +10.0%
  • Submarine Sub Visibility: -10.0%
  • Submarine Surface Visibility: -10.0%
  • Submarine Naval Speed: +10.0%
150 pp Controls Beijing
Aircraft designers
Designer Type Effect Cost Requirements
CAMCO Medium aircraft
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Heavy Fighter: Reliability: +20.0%
  • Tactical Bomber: Reliability: +20.0%
150 pp Has completed focus CAMCO
CAMCO - Fighter Division Medium aircraft
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Fighter Agility: +5%
  • Fighter Air Attack: +10%
  • Heavy Fighter Reliability: +20%
  • Tactical Bomber Reliability: +20%
150 pp Has completed focus Local Fighter Production
CAMCO - Bomber Division Medium aircraft
  • Air Research Time: -10.0%
  • Fighter Agility: +5%
  • Fighter Air Attack: +10%
  • Tactical Bomber Range: +10%
  • Tactical Bomber Ground Attack: +10%
  • Close Air Support Range: +10%
  • Close Air Support Ground Attack: +10%
  • Heavy Fighter Reliability: +20%
  • Tactical Fighter Reliability: +20%
150 pp Has completed focus Local Bomber Production
Materiel designers
Designer Type Effect Cost Requirements
Taiyuan Artillery designer
  • Artillery Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp Controls Shanxi
Liaoning Arsenal Motorized Equipment designer
  • Motorization Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp Controls Liaoning
Hanyan Arsenal Infantry Equipment designer
  • Small Arms Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp Controls Hubei
Mukden Arsenal Infantry Equipment designer
  • Small Arms Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp Controls Liaotung
Industrial concern
Designer Type Effect Cost
Anshan Steel Works Industrial Concern
  • Industrial Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp Controls Liaotung
Western Refinery Refining Concern
  • Industrial Research Time: -5.0%
  • Synthetic Resources Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp Controls Liaotung
Sino-Soviet Resource Survey Refining Concern
  • Industrial Research Time: -5.0%
  • Synthetic Resources Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp *Controls Urumqi
Shanghai Electronics Electronics Concern
  • Electronics Research Time: -10.0%
150 pp Controls Shanghai
Designer Type Effect Cost Requirements
Claire Lee Chennault Air Warfare Theorist
  • Air Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Air Experience Gain: +0.05 Daily
150 pp *Has completed focus Hire Chennault
  • Does not have Chief of Airforce Claire Lee Chennault
  • Is at peace with Flag of United States United States
Tan Ma Military Theorist
  • Land Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Xie Peng Air Warfare Theorist
  • Air Doctrine Research Time: -7.0%
  • Air Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp

Economy[edit | edit source]

Sinkiang starts with very limited resources and industry.

Laws[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Type No.
Aluminum.png Aluminium 3
Chromium.png Chromium 3
Oil.png Oil 0
Rubber.png Rubber 0
Steel.png Steel 0
Tungsten.png Tungsten 0
Type No.
Civilian factory Civilian factory 4
Military factory Military factory 1
Naval dockyard Naval dockyard 0
Sinkiang has a very small capacity. It only has 4 civilian factories. 2 in Urumqi 1 in Dzungaria and 1 in Yarkand. There is only 1 military factory in Dabaucheng. In the start, Sinkiang can only build one more building in Dabaucheng.
Its only resources are in Yarkand.

Military[edit | edit source]

Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 3
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 3
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
The Sinkiang army is composed of 3, barely equiped, divisions consisting of 6 infantry battalions. They are in no shape to fight.
Sinkiang does not posses a starting navy, due to its landlocked location. The closest accesible coastal provinces are those of China.
Air force
Sinkiang does not posses a starting air force. The plane technologies are not researched either.

Strategies and guides[edit | edit source]

Strategy The below is one of many player suggested strategies for Sinkiang. Bear in mind, due to the dynamic nature of the game, it may unfold differently for other players.
A Turkic-Chinese Union[edit | edit source]

Sinkiang has the unique ability to proclaim Turkestan after conquering the "Stans" that are in the USSR as well as core all of China. This, along with a starting party of communism, makes Sinkiang (Xinjiang) distinct from other warlords. But with the least population and only one free building slot for another factory in the entirety of Sinkiang, it will be quite an uphill battle.

Independent action; Opposition and Border Conflicts

First finish "Secure Internal Politics" and "Opposition". Prepare 6 divisions (the number of units drawn into border conflicts) that are optimized for high soft attack to win border conflicts quickly; or at least what one may scrounge together before Japan performs Marco Polo. Do not go to war with Japan. Immediately justify war against Xibei San Ma while quickly speeding through the Border Conflict focuses to be able to do border conflicts with the Nationalists. Once the justification is complete, go to war. Upon winning, begin border conflicts with the Nationalists to ensure a direct line to the Yunnan Clique then to Guangxi by extension. Occupy them for resources while also attempting to encircle Nationalist China to prevent the Japanese from potentially capitulating them, as the Japanese should not have military access through you. Be warned: the state where a border conflict happens is somewhat random, and several unlucky happenings may leave the player with just a small share of the China pie in the end, and you'll have to fight longer for the rest.

The USSR sugar daddy

While seemingly the weakest warlord, Sinkiang has one key advantage of not being non-aligned as with the other warlords. This allows justification of war regardless of world tension and makes it possible to join Comintern at start. Since the USSR has no interest whatsoever to any Chinese territory, you can justify on other warlords and have the USSR win the wars for you, and claim the land for free. One may also beg for the equipment desperately needed, though the Soviet Union tends to have a large equipment deficit, so you may have to resort for guns from elsewhere, such as Germany after the Anchluss.

Starting as Communist also has the advantage of being able to replace Communist China by going through the Opposition branch instead of the parallel Warlord Communist branch of the focus tree. This way, you are not forced to give the USSR a tribute, nor worry about giving them a war goal on you should you decide to default on it.

Forming the Turkic Union[edit | edit source]

With as much of China under the player's control for manpower, resources and industry, it becomes time to took at the Soviet Union if one wishes to maximise cores. By the time one finishes unifying China, if the game is set on Historical focuses, the German Reich may be preparing or are undertaking Operation Barbarossa, in which case the player should be prepared to rush in and gobble up as much of Central Asia as possible. An ideal time to strike may be about two years in or if the Germans approach Moscow or the Caucuses mountains.

Should the game deviate from the historical timepoints, it may be advisable to let the USSR or its successor state (should it have split in the civil war) slog its way through the Gobi Desert and fight a defensive attritional warfare with copious artillery and anti-air before making a final counterattack with advanced tanks.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Battlecry icon
As a warlord, conquer all of China and Japan.
Make a Man Out Of You icon
Make a Man Out Of You
As a Warlord, have at least 1,000,000 manpower queued up for deployment.
Panda-monium icon
As a warlord, be at war with all chinese nations simultaneously.
Sun Tzu Reborn icon
Sun Tzu Reborn
As Any Chinese Nation, Have a level 9 field marshal.

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