Xibei San Ma

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Xibei San Ma
Xibei San Ma.png

Government type:
Authoritarian Regime


The Xibei San Ma Clique is a Chinese warlord clique located in the north west part of China. It borders Flag of China China to the south of it, Flag of Sinkiang Sinkiang to the west, Flag of Mongolia Mongolia to the north, the Flag of People's Republic of China People's Republic of China and the Flag of Shanxi Shanxi Clique to the east. Initially looking quite large, the nation is home to nearly 12 million core population and resides primarily in a mountainous and desert region most notably the Gobi Desert, and has very limited resources. Along with Flag of Shanxi Shanxi, Flag of Yunnan Yunnan, Flag of Guangxi Clique Guangxi Clique and Flag of Sinkiang Sinkiang, it is one of the Chinese warlords.

Historical background[edit]

The Ma Clique warlords were all Generals in the military of the Republic of China, who controlled all of Mainland China until it was overtaken by the communist People's Liberation Army. The clique was begun by Muslim generals who served in the military of the Qing dynasty, most notably in the Kansu Braves army, who fought in the Boxer Rebellion against invading foreign forces. It was continued by two generations of their descendants. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ma Clique forces fought against the Japanese and later Ma Bufang leader of the Ma Clique was ordered by the Kuomintang to invade Flag of Sinkiang Sinkiang in the 1940s to intimidate and help oust the forces of the pro Soviet Governor Sheng Shicai. The Ma Clique forces also clashed with the forces of the Second East Turkestan Republic during the Ili Rebellion.


Army Technology Naval Technology Air Technology Electronics & Industry
  • Infantry Eq. I
Mass AssaultMass Assault


The Xibei San Ma Clique is almost devoid of resources apart from a single unit of Tungsten.

Total resources 1936
0 0 0 0 1 0


The Xibei San Ma Clique has little industry.

Factories 1936
Military factory
1 Military Factory
Naval dockyard
0 Naval Dockyards
Civilian factory
5 Civilian Factories

National focus[edit]

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

Flag of Xibei San Ma Xibei San Ma shares a national focus tree with Flag of Shanxi Shanxi, Flag of Guangxi Clique Guangxi Clique, Flag of Yunnan Yunnan and Flag of Sinkiang Sinkiang. 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.


National spirits[edit]

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.


The nation starts with the following laws:

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

Ruling party[edit]

neutrality Ma Clique (Non-Aligned)

Despotism is a form of government in which a single person rules with absolute power.


  • No Can’t impose its ideology on other countries
  • Ideology drift defense: -30 %
  • Civilian intelligence to others: +20%
  • Army intelligence to others: +10%
  • Navy intelligence to others: +20%
  • Airforce intelligence to others: +10%

World Tension limits[edit]

  • Generate war goal: +50%
  • Join faction: +40%
  • Lend-lease: +40%
  • Send volunteers: +40%
  • Guarantee: +40%

Political parties[edit]

Political Party Ideology Popularity Party Leader Is Ruling? Country Name
Ma Clique neutrality Non-Aligned 100% Ma Bufang Yes Xibei San Ma
Democratic democracy Democratic 0% Generic No Hui Republic
Communist Party of China communism Communist 0% Ma Bufang No People's Republic of Ma
Fascist fascism Fascist 0% Ma Bufang No Xibei San Ma Free State

Government staff[edit]

Political advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost (Political Power
Dai Li Prince of Terror
  • Non-core manpower +2%,
  • −25% Damage to garrisons,
  • −30% Foreign subversive activities efficiency
T.V. Soong Financial Expert
  • -5% Consumer goods factories
Deng Xiaoping Captain of Industry 150
Kang Sheng Prince of Terror
  • Non-core manpower +2%,
  • −25% Damage to garrisons,
  • −30% Foreign subversive activities efficiency
Fang Jing Smooth-Talking Charmer Trade deal opinion factor: +10% 150
Zi Shen Backroom Backstabber
  • +5% political power gain
  • +15% ideology drift defence
Li Shiqun Prince of Terror
  • Non-core manpower +2%,
  • −25% Damage to garrisons,
  • −30% Foreign subversive activities efficiency
Hsu Jun Communist Revolutionary +0.10 Daily communism support 150
To Guowei Democratic Reformer +0.10 Daily democracy support 150
Mei Fai Fascist Demagogue +0.10 Daily fascism support 150


Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 4
Cavalry cropped.png Cavalry 3
Army experience.png Total divisions 7
Type No.
Navy experience.png Total ships 0
Air force
Type No.
Air experience.png Total planes 0

Xibei San Ma starts with an army of 4 * 8 width infantry and 3 * 12 width cavalry, all without support brigades. On Volunteer Only, the starting conscription law, they have a recruitable population of Manpower152.09k.

Strategies and guides[edit]

Main Guide

Xibei San Ma starts off with very little resources and little factories. However, they do have a decent amount of manpower as well as 7 units so you can train some up. Choose what focuses you want to do and purchase resources and build up factories. After some time has passed you can attack Sinkiang, Communist China, Shanxi, and Tibet. You can then wait for the Japanese invasion and attack Flag of China China along with Flag of Japan Japan. You can also join the Japanese faction too. Then you can betray the Japanese and take them over.

Allying yourself with the Chinese United Front

You can do the same as before except this time when Japan attacks, join the Chinese United Front and ask the Chinese for Military access. You and the A.I. should be able to fight off the Japanese and win the war.


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.