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 Xinjiang 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 a barebones industry.

Factories 1936
Military factory
1 Military Factories
Naval dockyard
0 Naval Dockyard
Civilian factory
3 Civilian Factory


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.

National focus[edit]

The Xibei San Ma clique uses the generic national focus tree. If you have Waking the Tiger you get the updated Warlords national focus tree.


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

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
  • No Can’t puppet countries in a peace conference
  • Ideology drift defense: -30 %

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% Generic No People's Republic of Ma
Fascist fascism Fascist 0% Generic No Xibei San Ma Free State

Government staff[edit]

To be Added


To be Added

Strategies and guides[edit]

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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.

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As a warlord, be at war with all chinese nations simultaneously.

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Sun Tzu Reborn
As Any Chinese Nation, Have a level 9 field marshal.