Lithuania

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Lithuania
Lithuania.png
Capital:
Kaunas

Government type:
Oligarchy

Faction:
Neutral

Lithuania is a minor power in Northern Europe on the coast of the Baltic Sea and is one of the three "Baltic states" in-game. Historically, it was invaded and occupied along with other Baltic States on the 14th of June, 1940.

Usually left alone until mid-game, a skilled player could turn it into a moderate power in Europe, and possibly even more!

Historical Background

Lithuania broke free from the collapsing Russian Empire in 1918, along with the other Baltic States and found itself quickly in conflict to defend its newly gained independence. Lithuania fought against the Russian SSR (precursor to the Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union) along side Poland and the other Baltic States and was able to stop the Russian grand offensive of 1918-1919. After beating back the Bolsheviks. Lithuania then, along with the other Baltic States, fought an internal war against the West Russian Volunteer army (essentially a leftover remnant of the Imperial Russian Army) which had officially joined arms with Alexander Kolchak's White Russia in the Russian Civil War (Which opposed Baltic Independence). After exterminating any remaining Russian military units on its territory, Lithuania found itself at war with newly-independent Poland. The reason for the war was a territorial dispute, the Vilnius region had been assigned to Lithuania by the Russians in the peace treaty signed after the Baltic Wars of Independence but was occupied by Poland. Lithuania's attempted counter-offensive and reclamation of the region was stopped by a military commission of the League of Nations. Lithuania declared Kaunas its temporary capital and the territorial dispute between the two countries would persist throughout the years to come. As part of the secret protocol of the Molotov-Ribbentrov pact, Eastern Europe was divided into spheres of interest by the Flag of German Reich German Reich and the Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union. Lithuania was initially in the German zone and was forced to cede the Memel area but was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940. This occupation was briefly interrupted by Operation Barbarossa when Germany occupied the area, reorganizing the Baltic States into the "Reichskommisariat Ostland". The area was re-occupied by the Soviet Union in 1944-1945 and Lithuania was annexed into the Soviet Union along with the other Baltic States after the end of World War II and reorganized into the Lithuanian SSR. Lithuania remained part of the Soviet Union until 1991 when it declared itself independent during the collapse of the Soviet Union. The other two Baltic States followed suit with their own declarations.

National Spirit

Lithuania does not have a National Spirit at the game start 1936.

Technology

Lithuania begins with the following researched:

  • Basic Equipment
  • Weapons I
  • Fighter (Interwar)

Diplomacy

As a non-aligned country Lithuania has good relations with other non-aligned countries (+10). Especially with its neighbors Poland and Latvia (+20) for also sharing the same ruling party. Otherwise its a mostly isolated country, with all diplomacy values revolving around "Different Ideology" (-10), "Same Ideology" (+10) and "Same Ruling Party" (+20). They have a land border with Flag of Latvia Latvia; Flag of Poland Poland and Flag of German Reich German Reich. They have a coast with two Naval Bases (both lvl. 1). However Memel is usually seized by Germany.

Alliances

Lithuania has no alliances at the start of the game. However they may join the Miedzymorze if created by Flag of Poland Poland.

Geography

Lithuania is in the Baltics, which is part of Northern Europe. It is made up of three states: Kaunas; Siauliai and Memel. They have a land border with Latvia, Poland and Germany. They are not landlocked, with a small border on the Baltic Sea. Memel is usually seized by Germany, however the border with Latvia may provide a unique expansion route.

Lithuania is mostly Plains (at 56% of all provinces), with 32% Forest, a small number of Hills and one Urban.

National Focus

Main article: Generic national focus tree

Lithuania has the generic national focus tree. The tree has branches for Army Effort, Naval Effort, Aviation Effort, Industrial Effort and Political Effort. Proper use can make Lithuania unique compared to those with a more centralized focus tree (Germany, United Kingdom, etc.).

Events

Lithuania has an event named "German Demand for Memel"; with options to decline (likely will lead to war) or to accept and cede the state.

Politics

Ideology

neutrality Lietuviu Tautininku Sajunga(Non-aligned, Oligarchy)

  • No Can force government of another country to adopt the same ideology.
  • No Can puppet a country.
  • Generate war goal tension limit: +50%
  • Lend-lease tension limit: +40%
  • Send volunteers tension limit: +40%
  • Guarantee tension limit: +40%
  • Join faction tension limit: +40%
  • Ideology drift defense: —30%

Political parties

Antanas Smetona of the non-aligned Lietuviu Tautininku Sajunga (LTS) is in power with slightly less than half of the government in its control in both scenarios, holding 45.40% popularity.

Political parties, 1936, 1939
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Democratic Democratic 27.20% Random Leader No
Communist Communist 13.60% Antanas Snieckus No
Fascist Geležinis Vilkas 13.60% Augustinas Voldemaras No
Non-Aligned Lietuviu Tautininku Sajunga (LTS) 45.40% Antanas Smetona Yes

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

Ministers

Political Advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Leonas Bistras Compassionate Gentlemen
  • Improve Relations Opinion: +15%
150
Mecislovas Gedvilas Communist Revolutionary
  • Daily Communism Support: +0.10
  • Gain Event Communism On The Rise
150
Vladus Mironas Fascist Demagogue
  • Daily Fascist Support: +0.10
  • Gets event Fascism on the Rise.
150
Mykolas Slezevicius Prince of Terror
  • Effect of partisans on us: -25%
  • Foreign subversive activities efficiency: -30%
  • Non-core Manpower: +2%
150
Pranas Dovydaitus Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.10
  • Gain Event Move Towards Democracy
150
Vladas Jurgutis Captain of Industry
  • Civilian factoryCivilian Factory Construction Speed: +10%
  • Infrastructure Construction Speed: +10%
  • Refinery Construction Speed: +10%
150

Economy

Factories 1936
Military factory
1 Military Factories
Naval dockyard
0 Naval Dockyard
Civilian factory
4 Civilian Factories
Total resources 1936
Oil.png
Oil
Rubber.png
Rubber
Steel.png
Steel
Aluminum.png
Aluminum
Tungsten.png
Tungsten
Chromium.png
Chromium
0 0 3(2) 0 0 0

*These numbers represent the available resources for production at start of the game. In the bracket are the resources exported for trading.

Military

Manpower totals 55.05K, with 27.09K Free Manpower.

Army

3Infantry.pngPestininka Divizija

Total: 3 Division

Manpower.png Manpower Used: 27.00K

Navy

No No Ships

Total: 0 Ships

Manpower.png Manpower Used: 0

Air Force

48 Unknown Fighters

Total: 48 Planes

Manpower.png Manpower Used: 0.96k

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