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* If you choose to remain loyal to the UK, you can choose "Two-Nation Theory", which will substantially reduce the manpower malus from "Marginalized Muslim community" and release Pakistan as a puppet. This allows you to keep Pakistan after independence. Pakistan will lack the 69% "Agrarian society" malus and will boost your manpower reserves.
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* If you choose to remain loyal to the UK, you can choose "Two-Nation Theory", which will substantially reduce the manpower penalty from "Marginalized Muslim community" and release Pakistan as a puppet. This allows you to keep Pakistan after independence. Pakistan will lack the 69% "Agrarian society" malus and will boost your manpower reserves.
 
* The British Raj can trade with Iran for oil and can get at least 8 steel from China. Since they share borders, there's no risk of convoy interception or being cut off. It won't be enough, but get what you can from there for that reliability before looking elsewhere.
 
* The British Raj can trade with Iran for oil and can get at least 8 steel from China. Since they share borders, there's no risk of convoy interception or being cut off. It won't be enough, but get what you can from there for that reliability before looking elsewhere.
 
* When world tension reaches 40%, lend-leasing to China becomes an option to gain some XP. Lend-leasing to Japan tends to result in the war ending too quickly to gain any real benefit.  
 
* When world tension reaches 40%, lend-leasing to China becomes an option to gain some XP. Lend-leasing to Japan tends to result in the war ending too quickly to gain any real benefit.  

Revision as of 02:19, 4 February 2017

British Raj
British Raj.png
Capital:
Delhi

Government type:
Colonial

Faction:
Neutral

In 1936, the British Raj is one of the largest countries in terms of manpower, area and natural resources. The Raj contributed over 2.5 million soldiers to the Allied war effort, making its army the largest volunteer force in the history of the World. However, they are still a puppet of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom and their fate is inevitably tied to that of the UK.

Historical Background

The British Raj was the result of piecemeal annexation of Indian princely states by the British East India Company. After the failed Indian War for Independence in 1857, the British Government took control of India from the BEIC and the Raj was born with Queen Victoria being given the title of Empress of India. Modern day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar form part of the British Raj in 1936. Although some territories like Rajputana were independently governed under British suzerainty, they have been abstracted under the overall control of the Raj for game play purposes.

During World War 2, British India fielded the largest volunteer army in the war, and used it to contain the Japanese advance into the Indian Ocean basin, as well as stopping Japanese advances into the Indian subcontinent. The Battle of Imphal was a critical victory that stopped the Flag of Japan Japanese army's advances from occupied Burma. The war, however, was not without consequences to the people of the Raj, as wartime needs for the military often superseded any civilian concerns. A massive famine in the Bengal region was blamed upon British refusal to send food supplies there in favor of sending those supplies to the European and African theaters.

The British Raj suffered politically during the war as different groups vied to command leadership of the then flourishing Indian independence movement. The Muslim League and the Indian National Congress disagreed on their opinions on supporting the British war effort, with the League backing the British and Congress calling for supporting the British in exchange for concessions. Eventually, the British government agreed to consider Indian independence after the war ended. The last Viceroy of Flag of India India, Louis Mountbatten, left in 1947, just two years after the war.

Events

Main article: British Raj events

Technology

The British Raj starts with the fewest technologies in the Commonwealth, lacking any tank or naval technologies whatsoever.

Army Technology Naval Technology Air Technology Electronics & Industry
  • Infantry Eq. I
  • Engineer Company I
  • Recon Company I
  • Transport Ship
  • Close Air Support I
  • None
Doctrines
  • None

The Raj starts with only 2 research slots. It can get a third quite quickly, but can't unlock any more until becoming independent. However, with Together for Victory Together for Victory it does get access to technology sharing from being in the Commonwealth. Becoming a dominion will decrease the maximum cost reduction to -50% from -25%.

Diplomacy

With the Together For Victory update it is now possible to leave the Commonwealth. India can choose to join the Comintern or Axis via the Swaraj branch of the National Focus tree. This will lead to a civil war which will be backed by your new allies.

Diplomatic Rules

Politics

National Spirits

With the Together for Victory DLC enabled, the British Raj starts with the following national spirits in both the 1936 and 1939 scenario. Otherwise, they don't start with any national spirits and the ones they gain are dependent on the choices they make in the generic national focus tree.

Princely States icon
Princely States

  • Daily autonomy progress gain: +0.01
Marginalized Muslim Community icon
Marginalized Muslim Community

  • National unity: −10%
  • Recruitable Population Factor: −20%
Agrarian Society icon
Agrarian Society

  • Recruitable Population Factor: −69%
Risk of Famine icon
Risk of Famine
The Indian system of food production is very fragile. Even a small interruption might cause a collapse.


Princely States and Marginalized Muslim Community are automatically lost on becoming independent peacefully (including the more beneficial versions of these traits unlockable via focuses)[1]. Princely States and Risk of Famine are also removed if India becomes communist or fascist[2]. Agrarian Society can't be removed.

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

The Raj can't increase its conscription law past Volunteer until it becomes independent.

Political parties

In both the 1936 and 1939 scenario, the non-aligned Indian National Congress is the ruling political party in the British Raj with Lord Linlithgow acting as the Governor-General and Viceroy of India with overwhelming popularity.

Political parties, 1936
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Democratic India Independence Movement 17.00% B. P. Sitaramayya No
Communist Communist Party of India 1.0% V. D. Savarkar No
Fascist All-India Hindu Assembly 2.00% D. F. Malan No
Non-Aligned Indian National Congress 80.00% Lord Linlithgow Yes
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Political parties, 1939
Democratic India Independence Movement 17.00% B. P. Sitaramayya No
Communist Communist Party of India 1.0% V. D. Savarkar No
Fascist All-India Hindu Assembly 2.00% D. F. Malan No
Non-Aligned Indian National Congress 80.00% Lord Linlithgow Yes

National focus

British Raj's unique NF tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion).

Without the expansion the British Raj utilizes the generic national focus tree.

Industrial/Research branch
Focus Effects Prereq. Description
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Great Indian Peninsula Railway
  • Prioritize Rajahsthan (433) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
  • Prioritize Lucknow / Bombay (438 / 429) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
  • Prioritize Sind / Hyderabad (443 / 427) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
Government control of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway in 1925 means that its expansion and improvement falls upon us. A growing population needs better transportation infrastructure.
Goal generic construct civ factory.png Industrial Expansion

(Random prioritized State)

Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Great Indian Peninsula Railway Hundreds of millions of people call India home - there is no reason this population should not be the foundation of an industrial giant.
Goal generic construct civilian.png Tata Steel
  • Add +24Steel production resources in Bombay (429)
Goal generic construct civ factory.png Industrial Expansion Tata Steel is on its way to becoming the largest steel manufacturer in the Empire. Greater production will further fuel the modernization of India.
Goal generic oil refinery.png Assam Oil
  • Add +3Oil production resources in Mandalay (640)
Goal generic construct civ factory.png Industrial Expansion Assam is the center of Indian oil production, especially the refinery at Digboi. Access to this resource needs to be expanded and exploited.
Focus research.png Indian Institute of Science
  • Gain 1 Research slot
Goal generic construct civilian.png Tata Steel AND Goal generic oil refinery.png Assam Oil The Indian Institute of Science campus on Bangalore is allowing the best and brightest of India’s population to further our advances.
Focus wonderweapons.png Institute of Fundamental Research
  • Generic political advisor arab 2.png Homi J. Bhabha available as theorist (Nuclear Scientist) which grants – 7% Nuclear Research Time.
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Nuclear technology
Focus research.png Indian Institute of Science Some of our leading scientists and industrialists are championing a new Institute of Fundamental Research to take advantage of the latest discoveries in physical sciences.
Goal tfv smiling buddha.png The Smiling Buddha
  • 75% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Nuclear technology
Focus wonderweapons.png Institute of Fundamental Research OR Goal generic air doctrine.png Royal Indian Air Force Scientists are close to unlocking the secret of atomic energy - and this will lead to the creation of very powerful explosives. We cannot fall behind in the quest for atomic weapons.
Goal generic scientific exchange.png Research Collaboration
  • Gain 1 Research slot
Focus wonderweapons.png Institute of Fundamental Research The British showed us the advantage of sharing scientific progress between close allies. Our whole faction will be able to conduct wartime R&D more efficiently if we take the steps necessary to coordinate this.
Industrial/Reforms branch
Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Great Indian Peninsula Railway
  • Prioritize Rajahsthan (433) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
  • Prioritize Lucknow / Bombay (438 / 429) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
  • Prioritize Sind / Hyderabad (443 / 427) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
Government control of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway in 1925 means that its expansion and improvement falls upon us. A growing population needs better transportation infrastructure.
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png East India Railways
  • Prioritize (640 288) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
  • Prioritize (432 430) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Great Indian Peninsula Railway Government control of the East India Railway leaves all decisions for its expansion and improvement in the hands of our ministers.
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Integrate Princely Railways
  • Prioritize Hyderabad (427) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
  • Prioritize Orissa (426) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png East India Railways Some of the Indian princes have financed their own rail systems, but, till now, they have been poorly integrated with the rail lines built by the Raj. Something must be done to tie the nation’s trains together.
Clamp Down On Corruption.png Clamp Down On Corruption

Remove National Spirit Risk of FamineRisk of Famine

Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Integrate Princely Railways Despite the British industrial efforts to expand India’s rail system, very few of the benefits of the expansion seem to come to India. There is endemic corruption and double dealing in the transportation sector and we must be seen to do something about it.
Goal generic construct mil factory.png Ishapore Arsenal

Prioritize Hyderabad (431) ←

Goal generic construct infrastructure.png East India Railways The Ishapore Arsenal and Rifle Factory has been in operation since the 18th century. It is responsible for many innovations in gun design, and is the centerpiece of our arms production system.
Strengthen Ties With British Investors.png Strengthen Ties with British Investors

(any Random State)

(any Random State)

  • Add (1) Shared buildings.pngshared building slot
  • Instant build (1) Military factoryMilitary factory
  • Add Dominion.png-148.99 autonomy
Goal generic construct mil factory.png Ishapore Arsenal To expand our factories and resources we still heavily rely on British capital. Until we have a vigorous banking sector of our own, we must go on bended knee to London to seek support.
Goal generic construct civ factory.png British Rail Investors

(any Random State)

(any Random State)

  • Add (1) Shared buildings.pngshared building slot
  • Instant build (1) Civilian factoryCivilian factory
  • Add Dominion.png-250.00 autonomy
Strengthen Ties With British Investors.png Strengthen Ties with British Investors Civilian and transportation infrastructure in India needs a heavy cash infusion from British financiers.
Goal generic construct mil factory.png British Arms Investors

(any Random State)

(any Random State)

  • Add (1) Shared buildings.pngshared building slot
  • Instant build 1 Military factoryMilitary factory
  • Add Dominion.png-250.00 autonomy
Strengthen Ties With British Investors.png Strengthen Ties with British Investors If we want to quickly get our weapons factories moving, we will need to ask British banks to invest in our military infrastructure.
Army branch
Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Goal generic small arms.png Lessons of the Great War
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Land Doctrine
India colonial soldiers participated in the last world war, and the lessons from this conflict should be brought to bear on the training and organization of the army.
Indianisation of Army.png Indianisation of Army
  • +100 Political Power
  • +25 Army experience Army experience
Goal generic small arms.png Lessons of the Great War To properly protect India in a total war, the entire population of India should be mobilized. This will mean not just recruiting more widely from the Indian population, but allowing Indian officers to take command at some place in the chain of authority.
Indian Gurkhas.png Indian Gurkhas
  • gains "Indian Gurkhas" (+2 % recruitable population)
  • gains an Elite Gurkha Rifles division deployed in Delhi (439)
Flag of British Raj British Raj gets (1) level 5 Veterans.pngVeteran "Gurka Rifles" division in Delhi (439)
Indianisation of Army.png Indianisation of Army The Gurkhas of the Punjabi and Nepalese highlands are legendary for their military skill. They’ve served the Raj loyally for many years, and excel at all kinds of warfare.
Goal generic military sphere.png Jungle Training
  • Enables Jungle Training
    • Marine.pngMarines
      • Jungle.pngJungle
        • Attack:+5 %
        • Movement:+10 %
    • Mountaineers.pngMountaineers
      • Jungle.pngJungle
        • Attack:+5 %
        • Movement:+10 %
    • Paratroop.pngParatroopers
      • Jungle.pngJungle
        • Attack:+5 %
        • Movement:+10 %
Goal generic special forces.png
AND

Indian Gurkhas.png

India, Burma and Indochina are covered in jungle and special training is recommended to make our soldiers effective in this dangerous terrain.
Goal generic army doctrines.png An Indian Sandhurst
  • gains (1) skill 4 general
    • Kodandera Madappa Cariappa
  • gains (2) skill 3 general
    • Kodendera Subayya Thimayya
      • Jungle Rat.pngJungle Rat trait
    • Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri
      • Panzer Leader.pngPanzer Leader trait
Indianisation of Army.png Indianisation of Army India has been demanding a military school of its own ever since the last war, and at long last we created on in 1932. The Indian Military Academy has been turning out Indian officers for a few years now, giving us a core command group.
Indian Gentlemen Officers.png Indian Gentlemen Officers

gets the national spirit:

  • Indian Gentlemen Officers, which grants:
    • – 50%Military Leader Cost
    • +1 Starting level of new army leaders
Goal generic army doctrines.png An Indian Sandhurst The gentlemen who have served the Raj through close co-operation with the Imperial authorities are a ready-made supply of commanders, should we need loyal men to lead the new Indian Army.
70px Lions of the Great War
  • gains "Lions of the Great War" (+2 % recruitable population)
  • gains an Infantry unit in Delhi (439)
Flag of British Raj British Raj gets (1) level 3 Regular.pngRegulars "Sikh Regiment" division in Delhi (439)
Indianisation of Army.png Indianisation of Army The Sikhs have a strong military tradition and were highly decorated in the last war. The Lions of the Punjab form a strong regiment on their own, and the region is ripe for further recruitment.
Politics: Swaraj branch
Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Goal generic forceful treaty.png Provincial Elections
  • +100 Political Power
  • + Dominion.png100.00 autonomy
  • gets modified Princely States
Princely States icon
Princely States
  • – 0.4% Daily autonomy progress
World tensionWorld tension is greater than 10%.
British Raj is a subject.
Gandhi’s concept of self-rule - Swaraj - is gaining popularity throughout India. It advocates a total break from British institutions and customs and Swaraj groups are agitating at Indian schools.
Goal demand sudetenland.png ExclusiveM.pngSwaraj Goal generic forceful treaty.png Provincial Elections The All India Forward Bloc thinks that British disengagement from India is taking too long. A stronger - even militant - position must be taken.
All India Forward Bloc.png All India Forward Bloc
  • +120 Political Power
  • Gains National Spirit "All India Forward Bloc", which grants:
    • –0.02 Daily Democracy Support
    • –0.02 Daily Support for Unaligned
  • Available as "Political Advisor"
    • Karam Singh Mann
    • Subhas Chandra Bose
Goal demand sudetenland.png Swaraj The All India Forward Bloc thinks that British disengagement from India is taking too long. A stronger - even militant - position must be taken.
Seek Help From Soviet.png Seek Help From Soviet All India Forward Bloc.png All India Forward Bloc The Soviet Union is the natural balance to British Imperial power. They claim they are the engine of revolution, and we should encourage them to export their revolution to India.
Goal generic axis build infantry.png ExclusiveM.pngIndian People's Army
  • Communist supporters start a civil war for freedom. The army size depends on party support and autonomy progress.
Seek Help From Soviet.png Seek Help From Soviet The communist supporters starts a civil war for freedom. The size depends on party support and autonomy progress.
Goal generic scientific exchange.png Research City Excursions Goal generic axis build infantry.png Indian People's Army Soviet Research Cities are a wonder, and India’s population is full of energetic and intelligent minds. Sending our young engineers to these cities will help us develop a domestic research and industry base.
Goal generic army motorized.png Combined Arms Academy
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Land Doctrine
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Armor technology and Motorized
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Anti-tank
Goal generic scientific exchange.png Research City Excursions Soviet military training can be made more efficient through the new Combined Arms Academy. We can get up to date on modern warfare, using air, land and sea power.
Goal generic army doctrines.png Rani of Jhans
  • Gain an Infantry unit in Delhi (439)
Rani of Jhansi division design
  • A (3) Skilled General named Lakshmi Sahgsl will appear
Goal generic axis build infantry.png Indian People's Army OR Goal generic allies build infantry.png Indian National Army Rani of Jhansi was a great hero of the Indian Revolution of 1857. Her example of bravery and national pride is a model for all of the women of India who want to take up arms and form a regiment of their own.
Goal generic construct civilian.png Rebuilding the Nation
  • Instant build 2 Civilian factory on a random owned state
  • Instant build 2 Civilian factory on a random owned state
  • Instant build 1 Civilian factory on a random owned state
Goal generic army doctrines.png Rani of Jhans With the Imperial oppressor expelled and the Indian population mobilized to action, the time has come to repair the damage of two centuries of occupation.
70px Seek Help From Germany All India Forward Bloc.png All India Forward Bloc Germany has never harmed us the way that Britain has, and the Reich is the most plausible challenge to British power. We should draw closer to the Axis powers.
Goal generic allies build infantry.png ExclusiveM.pngIndian National Army
  • Fascist supporters start a civil war for freedom. The army size depends on party support and autonomy progress. ???
36px Seek Help From Germany The fascist supporters starts a civil war for freedom. The size depends on party support and autonomy progress.
Goal generic scientific exchange.png German technology Goal generic allies build infantry.png Indian National Army German scientists are the best in the world, and their military machine is based on the best modern engineering techniques. They are willing to share their advances with us.
Goal generic CAS.png Japanese Army Air Force Academy
  • +25 Air experienceAir experience
  • 50 % Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Air Doctrine
  • 75 % Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Fighter models and CAS models
Goal generic scientific exchange.png German technology The Japanese Air Force Academy has decided to welcome Indian recruits that wish to fight against European domination in Asia.
Goal generic build airforce.png Battaglione Azad Hindoustan

Flag of ItalyItaly(Latium)

  • Battaglione Azad Hindoustan paratroopers will be deployed in Italy.
Battaglione Azad Hindoustan division design
36px Seek Help From Germany Italy has formed the Battaglione Azad Hindoustan, a regiment of Indian former POWs. Trained in sabotage, parachuting and infiltration, the BAH could be a big step for national pride.
Goal generic propaganda.png Quit India Movement
Quit India Movement icon
Quit India Movement

  • +0.4 Daily autonomy progress gain
Gandhi’s campaign for Indian Independence has reached a climax with a call for the British to leave India. It is inconceivable that the Raj can end before the war is over, but the situation on the ground is growing more tense by the day.
Goal demand sudetenland.png Swaraj OR Goal generic major alliance.png Crisps' Mission
Politics: Indian National Congress branch
Focus Effects Prereq. Description
Goal generic forceful treaty.png Provincial Elections
  • +100 Political Power
  • + Dominion.png100.00 autonomy
  • gets Modified Princely States
Princely States icon
Princely States
  • – 0.4% Daily autonomy progress
Gandhi’s concept of self-rule - Swaraj - is gaining popularity throughout India. It advocates a total break from British institutions and customs and Swaraj groups are agitating at Indian schools.
Goal generic neutrality focus.png ExclusiveM.pngIndian National Congress
  • + Dominion.png100.00 autonomy
  • gets Indian National Congress
  • Generic political advisor arab 1.png Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar available as political advisor (Democratic Reformer) which grants +10% Daily Democracy Support.
Goal generic forceful treaty.png The Indian National Congress has been very successful in elections across the subcontinent. They are a strong voice for an independent India, or at least one with greater autonomy within the Empire.
Goal generic major alliance.png Crisps' Mission
  • gets Modified Marginalized Muslim Community
Marginalized Muslim Community icon
Marginalized Muslim Community
  • – 0.4 Daily autonomy progress gain
  • – 10% National Unity
  • – 20% Recruitable Population Factor
  • + Dominion.png49.98 autonomy
  • Goal generic neutrality focus.png We have to keep India loyal to the Allied and British cause, in spite of the rising nationalist fervor for independence. Sir Stafford Cripps is a skilled negotiator who can assure the nationalist leaders that their demands will be addressed.
    Goal generic propaganda.png Quit India Movement
    Quit India Movement icon
    Quit India Movement

    • +0.4 Daily autonomy progress gain
    Gandhi’s campaign for Indian Independence has reached a climax with a call for the British to leave India. It is inconceivable that the Raj can end before the war is over, but the situation on the ground is growing more tense by the day.
    Goal demand sudetenland.png

    OR
    Goal generic major alliance.png

    Rani of Jhansi was a great hero of the Indian Revolution of 1857. Her example of bravery and national pride is a model for all of the women of India who want to take up arms and form a regiment of their own.
    Two-Nation Theory.png Two-Nation Theory
    • Flag of Pakistan Pakistan will be released when India gains Freedom.
    • gets modified Marginalized Muslim Community
    Marginalized Muslim Community icon
    Marginalized Muslim Community
    • + 8% National unity
    • + 10% Recruitable Population Factor
    • + 1.0 Daily autonomy progress gain
    Goal generic major alliance.png Though long ruled as a single territory, it makes sense to see India as two nations - one Hindu and one Muslim. Partition of the country may not be the only answer, but any deal for an independent India must face this dual nature of the subcontinent.
    Goal generic improve relations.png Princely State Donations
    • gets Modified Princely States
    Princely States icon
    Princely States
    • – 0.4% Daily autonomy progress
    • – 3% Consumer Goods Factories
    Goal generic neutrality focus.png The Princely States of India have provided the men that have served as the core Indian army under the British for a long time. Further donations from these local rulers underline their support for the Empire.
    Focus generic commonwealth build infantry.png Imperial Service Troops
    • gets Modified Princely States
    Princely States icon
    Princely States
    • – 0.4% Daily autonomy progress
    • – 3% Consumer Goods Factories
    • + 5% Recruitable Population Factor
  • + Dominion.png49.98 autonomy
  • Goal generic improve relations.png The Imperial Service Troops are recruited by the Princes of India and can number in the hundreds of thousands. In these difficult times, it is great to know that His Majesty can rely on the loyalty of the rajas.
    Goal generic air fighter.png RAF Funding Focus generic commonwealth build infantry.png The Royal Air Force of India will be given more funding and assets from the United Kingdom.
    Goal generic cavalry.png British Army Support
    • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
      • Support Technology
    Goal generic axis build infantry.png
    OR

    Goal generic allies build infantry.png

    The British Army knows India well after 200 years of occupation. They know the people and the land, and will be able to support the training of Indian soldiers to fight at home.
    Goal generic special forces.png Red Eagle Division
    • gets an Elite Infantry division in delhi
    Flag of British Raj British Raj gets (1) level 4 Seasoned Red Eagles Division deployed in Delhi
    • +50 Army experience Army experience
    Goal generic cavalry.png The Red Eagle Division will be the first Indian division to be trained to fight overseas, ready to fight in harsh conditions
    Goal generic special forces.png Chindits
    • gets a 4 skill general named Orde Wingate
    • 75% Research bonus (2x uses):
      • Airbourne technology
      • Mountaineers Technology
    Goal generic cavalry.png India needs a special forces division so we have formed the Chindits to operate behind enemy lines in the jungles of Asia. This is a risky operation and will have high casualty rates, but could be of great service to the war effort.
    Goal generic military sphere.png Jungle Training
    • Enables Jungle Training
      • Marine.pngMarines
        • Jungle.pngJungle
          • Attack:+5 %
          • Movement:+10 %
      • Mountaineers.pngMountaineers
        • Jungle.pngJungle
          • Attack:+5 %
          • Movement:+10 %
      • Paratroop.pngParatroopers
        • Jungle.pngJungle
          • Attack:+5 %
          • Movement:+10 %
    Goal generic special forces.png
    AND

    Indian Gurkhas.png

    India, Burma and Indochina are covered in jungle and special training is recommended to make our soldiers effective in this dangerous terrain.


    ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive choices can be only chosen once and then the other choice is excluded and further focuses depending on that excluded focus also become unavailable. These choices should be considered carefully as they can fundamentally change the direction of the country.'

    Economy

    The Raj starts with significant reserves of rare earth minerals and enough steel and oil to field a sizeable force.

    Oil.png Oil Rubber.png Rubber Steel.png Steel Aluminum.png Aluminum Tungsten.png Tungsten Chromium.png Chromium
    10 32 64 2 266 70

    Industrial Production

    2 Military factory Military Factories 1 Naval dockyardNaval Dockyard 14 Civilian factory Civilian Factories

    The Raj also starts with 53 free slots, enough to build up a much larger industrial base. If built up this way, it can rival some of the major countries.

    Strategies and Guides

    GUIDE: Socialist India

    General plan: Quit the Commonwealth, join the Comintern, kick the fascists and then liberate the rest of the world from capitalism.

    Socialist India should try to remain in the Commonwealth as long as possible, aiming at an exit in 1939. Being in the Commonwealth gives excellent bonuses to research. Note: as soon as WT reaches 50%, Loyalist India will be able to call in the UK in the civil war. Therefore, you need to finish the civil war before Germany declares war on Poland.

    Free trade is an excellent policy in the early game, you really need the research bonus to catch up.

    Releasing Pakistan as a puppet will give you full access (almost) to those 60 million, as Pakistan will lack the maluses and will have full cores on its territory.

    National focus: Go first down the industry focus tree until unlocking the research slot. As soon as WT reaches 10%, go for elections, and go straight to asking the USSR for help and immediately thereafter pick the “Quit India movement”. This will give you autonomy enough to unlock the “invite British capital” focus for some free factories. Since you are declaring war for independence, you won’t need more autonomy.

    Hire the communist advisor to control a larger fraction of India when the civil war starts.

    Make sure to have 30 divisions so you can send volunteers to China. You want the PRC to survive and the Japanese to not win the war.

    After independence: take Siam, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. The allies will be fighting, and will have no interest in sending guarantees. Concentrate on Japan when WW2 starts unless Russia is doing poorly. Boost communism in China to help your future ally.

    Fully annex Siam, otherwise Japan will steal her with their national focus. But you should puppet Iran after taking the oil rich province along the border with Iraq.

    When you have a strong industry, modify your fighters and CAS with increased range. You'll need for getting at Japan.

    Japan is difficult to invade. But you should be able to do it with air support and good units. If you drop a couple of nukes, you’ll only need a few VPs. In the peace treaty use your discount to satellites to grab as much as possible.

    Miscellaneous tips

    • If you choose to remain loyal to the UK, you can choose "Two-Nation Theory", which will substantially reduce the manpower penalty from "Marginalized Muslim community" and release Pakistan as a puppet. This allows you to keep Pakistan after independence. Pakistan will lack the 69% "Agrarian society" malus and will boost your manpower reserves.
    • The British Raj can trade with Iran for oil and can get at least 8 steel from China. Since they share borders, there's no risk of convoy interception or being cut off. It won't be enough, but get what you can from there for that reliability before looking elsewhere.
    • When world tension reaches 40%, lend-leasing to China becomes an option to gain some XP. Lend-leasing to Japan tends to result in the war ending too quickly to gain any real benefit.


    1. See /common/on_actions/01_tfv_on_actions.txt
    2. See /common/ideas/British_Raj.txt