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Government type:
Democratic, Socialist


Ecuador is a small country located in northern South America. It borders Flag of Colombia Colombia to the northeast and Flag of Peru Peru to the south. It also borders the Pacific Ocean.

It may be problematic to play with its few resources and a tiny industry, though it (along with any other American country) is almost never threatened in a vanilla Singeplayer game.

Historical background

(To be made)


Ecuador has no unique events, it merely has generic events the majority of the world also have.

National focus

Generic national focus tree.

Ecuador, 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.


Army Technology Naval Technology Air Technology Electronics & Industry Doctrines
  • Basic Infantry Equipment
  • -
  • Interwar Fighter

Synthetic Oil

  • Fuel Storage

Land Doctrine

  • -

Naval Doctrine

  • -

Air Doctrine

  • -


Ecuador starts as a socialist democratic country, with elections every 7 years. Ecuador's leader has no special traits.

National spirits

Ecuador starts with no national spirits and can only gain generic ones from its focus tree.


Like all the other states in South America (and the rest of the Americas), the independence of Ecuador is guaranteed by the Flag of United States United States, thus giving it very postive Opinion +45 relations towards the US, as well as slightly postive Opinion +10 relations to and from the US and any other democracies. Ecuador also has a Opinion -10 relation with other ideologies. It does not start with any alliances, rivals, Non-aggression pact non-aggression pacts, etc.


democracy República del Ecuador (Democratic)

  • No Can declare war on democratic countries without a wargoal
  • No Can puppet a country
  • Yes Lowers world tension with guarantees
  • No Can justify wargoals against countries that have not generated World tensionworld tension
  • Yes Can guarantee other ideologies
  • Generate war goal tension limit +100%
  • Join faction tension limit +80%
  • Lend-lease tension limit +50%
  • Send volunteers tension limit +50%
  • Guarantee tension limit +25%
  • Take states cost: +25%
  • Annex cost: +50%

Note that a national focus allows Democratic nations to send volunteers if all conditions are met.

Political parties

Ideology Party name Popularity Leader Country Name Ruling
democracy República del Ecuador 100.00% Federico Páez Ecuador Yes
communism Partido Comunista del Ecuador 0.00% Generic Equatorial Socialist Republic No
fascism Fascist 0.00% Generic Ecuadorian Authority No
neutrality Non-Aligned 0.00% Generic Galapagos Regime No


Ecuador starts with generic laws, and has a rather weak industry, with only 1 military factory, 4 civilian factories, and no dockyards. Ecuador also barely has any resources, that being a tiny amount of oil.


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



10 Military factoryMilitary Factories 10 Naval dockyardNaval Dockyard

10 Civilian factoryCivilian Factories

Besides this, Ecuador also starts with 5 Unlocked Slot in the state of Ecuador.


Oil.png Oil Rubber.png Rubber Steel.png Steel Aluminum.png Aluminium Tungsten.png Tungsten Chromium.png Chromium
10(3) 10(0) 12(0) 10(0) 10(0) 10(0)

*These numbers represent the available resources for production at start of the game. The difference between the Surplus number and the Produced number are goods already used in factories. In the bracket are the complete numbers including those lost for trading.

Staff and designers

These are choices of ministers and design companies for Ecuador.

Political Advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Davide Flores Captain of Industry
  • Civilian Factory: +10 %
  • Infrastructure: +10 %
  • Refinery: +10 %
Carlos Arosemena Tola Compassionate Gentleman
  • Improve relations opinion: +15.00%
Carlos Arroyo del Río Backroom Backstabber
  • Political Power Gain: +5%
  • Ideology drift defense: +15.0%
Enrique Gil Gilbert Communist Revolutionary
  • Daily Communist Support: +.10
Isidro Ayora Cueva Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +.10
Jorge Luna Yepes Fascist Demagogue
  • Daily Fascism Support: +.10
Tank Designers
Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Armor Company Generic Tank Designer
  • Armor Research Speed: +15 %
  • Armor Reliability: +5 %

By selecting this Design Company it will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

Ship Designers
Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Naval Company Generic Fleet Designer
  • Naval Research Speed: +15 %

By selecting this Design Company it will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

Aircraft Designers
Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Light Aircraft Company Light Aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Speed: +15 %
  • Fighter:
    • Agility: +10 %
    • Max Speed: +10 %
  • Carrier Fighter:
    • Agility: +10 %
    • Max Speed: +10 %

By selecting this Design Company it will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

Medium Air Company Medium Aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Speed: +15 %
  • Heavy Fighter: Reliability: +20 %
  • Tactical Bomber: Reliability: +20 %

By selecting this Design Company it will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

Heavy Air Company Heavy Aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Speed: +15 %
  • Strategic Bomber: Strategic Bombing: +10 %

By selecting this Design Company it will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

Naval Air Company Naval Aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Speed: +15 %
  • Naval Bomber:
    • Range: +10 %
    • Naval Attack: +10 %
  • CV Naval Bomber:
    • Range: +10 %
    • Naval Attack: +10 %

By selecting this Design Company it will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

Materiel Designers
Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Artillery Company Artillery Designer
  • Artillery Research Speed: +15 %
Small Arms Company Infantry Equipment Designer
  • Weapons and Equipment Research Speed: +15 %
Motorization Company Motorization Equipment Designer
  • Motorization Research Speed: +15 %
Industrial Concern
Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Industrial Company Industrial Concern
  • Industrial Research Speed: +15 %
Electronics Company Electronics Concern
  • Electronics Research Speed: +15 %
Theorist Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Juan Pablo Martinez Iguarte Military Theorist
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05 daily
  • Land Doctrine Research Speed: +10 %
Hugo Endara Peñaherrera Naval Theorist
  • Naval Experience Gain: +0.05 daily
  • Naval Doctrine Research Speed: +10 %
Federico Páez Chiriboaga Air Warfare Theorist
  • Air Experience Gain: +0.05 daily
  • Air Doctrine Research Speed: +10 %


Ecuador controls 2 states:

State Provinces Terrain (# prov) Region Borders clockwise
Ecuador 8
Urban 6
Galapagos Islands 1 HillsHills (1) Small island 0

Victory points

Two main cities in Ecuador are represented by 6 victory points:

City State Victory point texticon.png
Guayaquil Ecuador 1
Quito Ecuador 5


Ecuador's military is laughable, and more of a defense force than anything. What is not laughable is it's navy, unusually advanced than any country of it's population size, with only Norway to match it and New Zealand coming close with only 2 light cruisers after a single focus. Players will need to build up their military if they want to expand, or even survive (in multiplayer games).


10Leg infantry.pngInfantry Divisions
Name Skill Bonuses Medals Effects
Johann Sanchez Palma
Attack: +20%
Defense: +20%
Jungle Rat
Jungle Movement: +5%
Attack:  +10%
Defense: +10%
JOhann Sanchez Vaca
Attack: +15%
Defense: +15%
Forest Movement: +5%
Attack:  +10%
Defense: +10%

Manpower.png Manpower Used: 6 K

Ecuador's one divison isn't even fully equipped.

Navy and Air Force

Capital ships 1936
2 Battleships
Screens and Submarines 1936
Light Cruiser.png
2 Light Cruisers
8 Destroyers
1 Submarine

Total: 13 Ships || Manpower.png Manpower Used: 15.40K

One Admiral is available at game start:

Name Skill Bonuses Medals Effects
Maria Fernanda Vaca
Naval Hit Chance: +15%
Fleet Coordination: +5%
N/A: -
N/A: -
N/A: -

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