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Government type:
Despotism Non-Aligned


Flag of Yemen Yemen is a small middle eastern country. It is bordered by Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia to the north and The Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom to the east. It's terrain is mostly mountainous and one province is a desert to the north-east.

Historical background[edit]

On 30 October 1918, following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Imam Yahya Muhammad of the al-Qasimi dynasty declared northern Yemen an independent sovereign state. In 1926, Yahya proclaimed the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen, becoming both a temporal king as well as a (Zaydi) spiritual leader, and won international recognition for his new state, such as with the Kingdom of Italy, entering into the Italo-Yemeni Treaty in 1926.

The Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen, which occupied the northern portion of modern Yemen, followed an isolationist foreign policy under King Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din. It formed an alliance with Italy in 1936, and yet it remained neutral for the duration of the war. The southern portion of modern Yemen, known as the Aden Protectorate, was under British control.Yahya's non-recognition of his kingdom's southern boundary with the British Aden Protectorate (later the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen) that had been negotiated by his Ottoman predecessors resulted in occasional clashes with the British.

National focus[edit]

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

Flag of Yemen Yemen, 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.


Yemen starts with 2 research slots.

Army technology Naval technology Air technology Electronics & Industry
  • Basic Infantry Eq.
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None


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

Yemen has the following political parties:

Political party Ideology Popularity Party leader Country name Is ruling?
Democratic democracy Democratic 0% Generic Yemen Arab Republic No
Communist communism Communist 0% Generic Soviet State of Yemen No
Fascist fascism Fascist 0% Generic Federation of South Arabia No
House of Rassid neutrality Non-Aligned 100% Imam Yahya Yemen Yes

National spirits[edit]



The Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom owns the Yemeni core of Aden to the east. 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, Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 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
Nae'm al-Abdul Silent Workhorse
  • Political Power Gain: +15.0%
150 pp
Cecil Barrington Hurst Captain of Industry 150 pp
Fuad ibn Falil Quartermaster General
  • Airbase construction speed: +15.0%
  • Naval base construction speed: +15.0%
  • Rocket Site construction speed: +15.0%
  • Radar Station construction speed: +15.0%
  • Nuclear Reactor construction speed: +15.0%
150 pp
Ali ibn Halil Communist Revolutionary
  • Communism Support: +0.1%
150 pp
Salem Bashami Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.1
150 pp
Abu Bakr al-Hijazi Fascist Demagogue
  • Daily Fascism Support: +0.1%
150 pp
Tank designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Armor Company Tank Designer
  • Armor Research Speed: +15.0%
  • Armor: Reliability: +5.0%
150 pp
Ship designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Naval Company Ship designer
  • Naval Research Speed: +15.0%
150 pp
Aircraft designers
Designer Type Effect Cost
Light Air Company Light aircraft
  • Air Research Speed: +15.0%
  • 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 Speed: +15.0%
  • Heavy Fighter: Reliability: +20.0%
  • Tactical Bomber: Reliability: +20.0%
150 pp
Heavy Air Company Heavy aircraft
  • Air Research Speed: +15.0%
  • Strategic Bomber: Strategic Bombing: +10.0%
150 pp
Naval Air Company Naval aircraft
  • Air Research Speed: +15.0%
  • 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 Speed: +15.0%
150 pp
Small Arms Company Infantry Equipment designer
  • Weapons and Equipment Research Speed: +15.0%
150 pp
Motorization Company Motorized Equipment designer
  • Motorization Research Speed: +15.0%
150 pp
Industrial concern
Designer Type Effect Cost
Industrial Company Industrial Concern
  • Industrial Research Speed: +15.0%
150 pp
Designer Type Effect Cost
Sa'ud ibn Umar Military Theorist
  • Land Doctrine Research Speed: +10.0%}
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Yusuf ibn Khalid Naval Theorist
  • Naval Doctrine Research Speed: +10.0%}
  • Naval Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp
Khalid ibn Yusuf Air Warfare Theorist
  • Air Doctrine Research Speed: +10.0%}
  • Air Experience Gain: +0.05
150 pp



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]

Type No.
Aluminum.png Aluminium 0
Chromium.png Chromium 0
Oil.png Oil 1
Rubber.png Rubber 0
Steel.png Steel 0
Tungsten.png Tungsten 0
Type No.
Civilian factory Civilian factory 1
Military factory Military factory 1
Naval dockyard Naval dockyard 0
Yemen has 1 Civilian Factory and 1 Military Factory in the state of Yemen. There are no more building slots.
Yemen has 1 oil in the state of Yemen.


Yemen has a small military.

Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 1
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
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
Their Infantry and Cavalry has 6 units.
They do not have a navy.
Air force
They have no airforce.

Strategies and guides[edit]

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Small population, lack of resource as well as behind technology would represent a big problem for Yemen. In order to even have a fighting chance with Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom must have gone to the decolonization focus branch in which Britain need to give back Aden to Yemen. By this way, Yemeni population would be slightly higher than Iraq, but more enough than Saudi Arabia. Yemen has a choice in it's political branch: Manpower and fascism, Political power and communism and Nonaligned status quo.

Collectivist ethos branch (Non-Arabia)

One of the better option would be to increase the quality of each division. Research towards artillery and equipment would be needed. It is also optional to mechanize since there wouldn't be a lack of oil, at least for Yemeni consumption. The first target would be Saudi Arabia since conquering Oman first would overstretch Yemeni strength. After carefully pushing and defeating Saudi Arabia, it's advisable to puppet them for what manpower you can still use of them.

You can then take over Iraq and puppet them as well for manpower. Iraq and Turkey would be a great obstacle for Yemen. Out of the two, Iraq is the weaker of the two, not only of their population, but also a small army and no navy. It is critical that the player strike quickly before Iran mobilize. If they muster a strong army, the best and perhaps only option would be to make a frontline around the Iraqi river in the south and north Iraq and some divisions in the center to prevent Baghdad to be under Iranian hands. Once Iran is defeated, only Turkey would be a serious block. By that moment, the player would have exploited the Middle Eastern manpower.