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UK Expansion: Phase One

Day 1,837, 10:41 by Goku Jones

eRepublik is a game with a mix of political, economic and military strategies. You can excel at one and do well but to be successful you need to do well at them all as they are linked.

* Your economy will suffer if you don't have the military might to take extra resources to boost production.

* Your military will suffer if your politics is so bad that you make extra enemies who increase damage done against you.

* Your politics will suffer if you can't attract new players to your country because you have nothing to give them.

eUK is a country which has always focused exclusively on politics, it is celebrated by the guys in charge and they proudly talk about it. However our economy and military suffer because they are neglected and that hurts our political strategy.

Our politics hasn't always been the greatest either, even though it's been our focus. We have made unnecessary enemies, we have been wiped off the map for months. The UK is in trouble.

Why we need expansion
There are 5 different weapons resources spread around random regions. Have none and everyone in the country makes 10 weapons every time they work. We have three and make 16 weapons. Some countries have all 5 and make 20, you have to take them from other countries to get 5.

If the UK could take one extra resource region, all of our weapons production would be boosted by 2 per working, from 16 to 18. More weapons to sell and more weapons to fight with. Fighting for your country is fun too, with Patriot Medals giving regular 5g boosts to us all. The benefits are obvious.

Not a single other eUK Party has this as an aim. Why?

Why nobody wants expansion
The reason why nobody is talking about this is that it will be difficult. We need to build up our military damage and coordination, maybe even getting lots of new players into eUK. We need to up our political game and ask things of our allies, we may even need to adjust our allies.

The naysayers will say that this is impossible. The UK can't recruit new players, the UK can't do more damage and no expansion route exists. If you want an easy life stop reading and go join a different party. Even better delete the bookmark to this game. Why are you even here?

If you want to achieve something in this game and make the UK stronger, then join New Era. Right now!

How we get expansion

The easiest resource for us to get is French Rubber, take a look at your map. Also note the relative population rank and average levels of each country and ask if this is a sign of good or bad governance over the last few years:

It is in our national interest to be allied with Spain and USA, they are strong high ranked countries and can get their Rubber from other places. We can help them do so via MPP. Otherwise they are one region away from the only European Rubber.

After that we have a few possibilities but the easiest one is to pretty much keep the status quo and help a strong Poland annihilate France and be a buffer between Serbia and other countries in the east (luckily they are allied to the closest ones to France).

If Poland takes Aquitaine and we take a short corridor of land to Poitou, we have Rubber and one extra weapons resource and all the benefits that brings. If our diplomacy and alliance with Poland is as strong as we are told, then all we have to do is out damage France as a long term opponent and match their alliances with ones of our own.

We can't do this tomorrow or even next month, it will take time to develop our military to regularly beat France and better position alliances.

We CAN increase our weapons resources though. I have shown you one potential route, one dream for the UK. There are others and we can get there together.

This article was written by a member of New Era, Join the newest political movement in the UK!
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- Sage Goku, Party President of New Era


Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 10:47

New Era Members: Please write here, "Supported" or "Not Supported" along with any comments.

We will take this as a vote to see if this should be our official policy. It's an experiment!

Jamie2721 Day 1,837, 10:55

Even if we could beat France long term in damage

Everytime there was an RW in France, Ireland could attack and we'd b fighting (losing) on two fronts

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 10:56

PM me your articles or add them to the spreadsheet and I will add them here!

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 10:58

If Ireland want to attack us for resources, we can just trade them to them like we did a few months ago. If they want to help France then we need to do some work in getting Ireland onto our side rather than France's.

Carlini8 Day 1,837, 11:05

I keep well away from FA stuff on this game as I really couldn't care less for some reason. Not sure why, normally I am fully into it on other games. One thing I take from that is you really need to look at the bigger picture. It isn't a case of talking to one or two countries it will be whole alliances.

When we are stronger than France by a long enough way to consistently defend RWs, sure, why not? Are we stronger than France? No. Have we ever been during my time playing this game? No.

helpmeslack Day 1,837, 11:05

could try not being pussies worried bout what ifs and just fuckin invade someone

helpmeslack Day 1,837, 11:06

last i saw eUK were around france in damage output

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 11:09

TLDR: We need to make and break alliances long term based on getting countries in line to let us take Poitou, while simultaneously building up our own strength.

Yes guys, a long term goal in a game of long term growth and planning.

Carlini8 Day 1,837, 11:12

If we take the "non pussy route" I don't want to hear people complaining when we are wiped.

Carlini8 Day 1,837, 11:13

France have dropped 6B damage in the past week, we have put down 4.3B.

Magic Hereos
Magic Hereos Day 1,837, 11:14

This is... stupid.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 11:14

And actually our alliances are quite close to what we need, so we need to mainly focus on growth and damage boosts.

CheetahCurtis Day 1,837, 11:15

Achievable in the future? It could be. But we will probably have to double our (fighting) population. I can't see us doubling our population and keeping it stable in the next 6 months. If you have a plan for that, and show us how it works, then I will back your ideas. Interested in what your next article will be...

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 11:21

We can talk about population boosting in the future! Some countries HAVE doubled themselves!
Some have a smaller but higher damage population, so there are several options too.

Look on the map, Slovenia have less people than us but more damage AND they occupy half of Italy.

Carlini8 Day 1,837, 11:21

You can shout about us getting stronger than France (considerably so we can withstand the daily RWs while actually keeping our alliances) but I do not see you saying anywhere HOW this will actually happen.

Give us those plans, not this nonsense about oh yay this long in the future if we focus on it. FOCUS HOW. Give me the answers, not more questions.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 11:33

Well I'm not going to type the entire future of the UK in one article, it will come!

I was Minister of Recruitment and raised our population by 10% in the past you know.

Alfagrem Day 1,837, 11:33

France are fighting real wars for natioal survival so will output more damage then an eUK that just derps around having play fights with Belgium.

Fenraar Day 1,837, 11:37

Supported but as was said above we gotta get Ireland on our side, whether through NAP's, MPPs or through trade.
Ireland + france = a difficult war to win. france alone = much less difficult.

Worth giving a go.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 11:46

We started a nice debate about this on IRC, but I was sworn at and then banned because some parties can't handle this.

Magic Hereos
Magic Hereos Day 1,837, 12:03

First of all, get fighters, then we can start planning.

Talon Karrde
Talon Karrde Day 1,837, 12:10

Head too far in the clouds for my liking here.

ViciousDeeds Day 1,837, 12:13

same shit different day.....

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 13:08

It does astound me how the concept of long term goals and strategy is alien in the UK community. If we can't do it this week then people think you are crazy.

We are weak because we never do any long term planning.

Dr Hugh Jardon
Dr Hugh Jardon Day 1,837, 13:23

I'm not surprised you was banned. Its how the moronic, immature and bedroom politician/keyboard warrior element section of the mods handle things sadly.

Supported by the way O7

BoatsandHoes Day 1,837, 13:23

Sage Goku, these guys will never agree as they are happy sat in their pretend Government office buildings, no doubt creaming money from us just like the real life hierachy

I am fed up of hearng....

"Get stronger first then we can go to war"

Dont they realise the simple fact we will only ever get stronger by having a war, once we have a war we will get stronger, our players will have more interest, people will start telling others about the game and so on...

/me wasting my breathe

BoatsandHoes Day 1,837, 13:26

Join New Era if you agree that its time the UK have a REAL WAR, if we get beat who gives a cra*, we will get our land back within days and have great fun doing so as a united country, then again if you dont agree lets keep playing to fight for Chile as I love logging in each day to fight for the same countries day after day to help them boom whilst we sit in 30th place or whatever we are

Politicalal UK = Boredom & Death
War UK = Fun & Boom

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 13:30

Yeah we need a training war as part of getting stronger for the real war I speak of here!

Bigheaded Day 1,837, 13:33

Too many of your ethics i disagree with.

My guess is what will happen with you in charge should that ever happen is eUK gets sabotaged by allowing new people in from other countries whom help you declare war on people they want you to declare war against. We will then be hit by an alliance fight.

The naiveity that it will simply by eUK versus france without alliances is ridiculous.

Bigheaded Day 1,837, 13:35

Do we even need 20/20 resource? if you are producing Q7 you should move to poland and support euk from there.

90% of the uk will have production factories of less than q5, whilst a small boost would be nice, it doesn't really effect them.
There is a very very very good reason we are allied with poland and we would do best to support them as they are one of the main powers in the game at the moment.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 13:36

I'm pretty sure I mention matching France's alliances. So many anti arguments are born of just not reading what I wrote properly, please don't skim read then offer a comment.

Bigheaded Day 1,837, 13:37

I am not saying we should not go to war, but seriously, planning NEEDS to be involved here, see who will back us in these fights, work out what we are likely to be up against, get a solid plan with our allies to make sure we win those fights.

Get a talk with allies going if you really wish to proceed, otherwise you can suggest fighting all you want but we will NOT win and will cause entire alliances to attack us due to an unprovoked attack with clearly no backing.

Prince Andrei
Prince Andrei Day 1,837, 13:37

I'd love for eUK to expand. Not sure if this strategy is possible, after all if we drop Poland, we'll be wiped by France and Germark within days. Obviously, the Yanks and Spaniards might help us out if we can get them on board, as according to this plan. Worth a shot I guess.
Someone should hold a referendum on the Polish special relationship.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 13:37

Bigheaded you want to have 10% of the UK in Poland and offer no weapons boosts or interesting events to our newer players!?

Bigheaded Day 1,837, 13:40

yes, but you mention sod all about organising anything. A man of talk but no real idea of what you're doing.

If you think you know what you're doing, stinking proove it! don't just give us "we need resource lets go attack someone" give us "we're attacking france, this is my talks with our allies to show that they are with us lets go to war!"

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 13:42

As I already said, I'm not going to type the entire future of the UK in one article, it will come!

I was Minister of Recruitment and raised our population by 10% in the past you know. I am trying to get into government again.

Lord Lewis Cromwell
Lord Lewis Cromwell Day 1,837, 14:14

I'm glad you finally agree with me at least in that we are not capable of this type of expansion and need massive amounts of commitment in order to make enough progress to even think about it. Perhaps people on all sides would be more willing to believe that this type of plan is feasible if people (not naming anyone) stopped spreading BS about how crap and corrupt everyone who has been involved in maintaining our nation (keyword: maintaining) over the past couple of years has been.

Ashley Handley
Ashley Handley Day 1,837, 14:14

Support: Well In a basic opinion of mine, The more resources we have available to our player the more our armies can grow at a faster rate making us a much more renown and feared country which is in-itself a recruitment strategy bringing more player to the UK thus making our armies bigger creating a continuous circle of new players and the benefits they bring.
But we need to win over the support of the rest of the UK'1st and all its allies.That will be the biggest battle.
That's what I think.

Ashley Handley
Ashley Handley Day 1,837, 14:20

Maybe one of the reasons our damage output is low as everyone knows these wars were currently having are practice wars with nothing much to gain or lose, its risky but surely if players knew that the country was at stake players would be more likely to fight regularly and as a group.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,837, 14:22

"Finally Agree" LLC? I've always had this opinion.

Ashley Handley
Ashley Handley Day 1,837, 15:05

This probably wouldn't work but just throwing it out there but why not threaten France with an invasion backed by there already so friendly Poland unless they surrender their Rubber rich land to us but the down side to this is if they refuse we would then have to invade or we would be seen to make false claims and we could then lose the advantage in wars and other dealings. Its a though Choice to make careful planning is going to have to be made especially to the after effects of the whole thing

Ashley Handley
Ashley Handley Day 1,837, 15:06

I don't know much about politics but I like to have my say.

Lord Lewis Cromwell
Lord Lewis Cromwell Day 1,837, 15:43

on something* ran out of space

Ashley, France is (at least at the moment and lately) notoriously brash and juvenile while still having a large, capable military ability. Poland's presence in those regions is to act as a buffer zone otherwise we'd be constantly attacked and probably occupied by France (and Germany/Canada etc)because their gameplan seems to just be "invade UK". Threats like that are also generally rubbished off and our allies won't appreciate us using them like that.

Prince Andrei
Prince Andrei Day 1,837, 15:43

I agree with the comments about optimism. We need to inspire new players. We need to unite the nation, after all this factional division. REAL WAR is the way to do this, it's much more fun than gorming around and moaning without doing anything in typical English fashion.
I'm personally fed up of fighting for Chileans and Yugoslavs, I want to fight for my country.
It's worth a shot. Do what the people want.

Alphabethis Day 1,837, 15:44


Iain Keers
Iain Keers Day 1,837, 15:59

Attacking Poland seems logical. We're not strong enough to even beat France in a straight fight never mind the RWs, so we'd never even make it that far. Nevermind the fact it's a Polish region, and Poland are our allies. Tbh I've never seen something so stupid in all my years playing this game, and that's saying something.

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,837, 16:32

Think of the effort put into holding Dublin and Louth (which we sometimes lost, and wasted tons of damage holding) and then consider the fact that France is about 5x larger than Ireland. The reason people don't plan for years ahead is because new players are generally dead by then, and the alliances will have significantly changed. We'll only get Aquitaine if we are strong enough to beat Canada and France at the same time, so maybe 7k population.

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,837, 16:37

The reason Slovenia can hold Italy is because Italy do 11B damage a month to Slovenia's 38B. We do 17B to France's 22B. Italy has also got lots of hostile neighbours who help keep it wiped, whilst Slovenia has lots of strong allies nearby. We are in the position of Italy in this case (based on original regions), but if we swapped alliances we would likely have Poland and Spain taking the French rubber from us.

mwcerberus Day 1,837, 17:37

interesting article you say your party could increase the UK's pop (really the only way to gain damage since all our competitors are also ranking up)
this sounds great an increase in pop would be great so do it i don't need to know how you would do it as some have asked but you don't need to be the PM to recruit you have in the past increased the UKs pop by 10% so do that again as often as you can. you have a long term plan and step 1 i think is recruitment sooooooooooo GO

Profeta ERIC
Profeta ERIC Day 1,837, 17:40


richhair Day 1,837, 19:27

vote 80 supported

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