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UK Expansion: Phase Two

Day 1,840, 13:49 by Goku Jones

Other than New Era, no other party dares to think that the UK could one day be a top nation in eRepublik. In this article I will show you just how high we can go and some steps to get there.

In my last article I spoke about why it is important to get higher weapons bonuses. We have our default 3 out of 5 resources which gives us a 60% bonus. I also spoke about why other parties are not talking about this. It's difficult to achieve.

It is actually the policy of the ruling parties that the Top 10% of the UK goes to live in Poland to use their maximum Weapons Bonus. They have given up on the idea that the UK can be a success. They don't consider the possibility that one day we could get the maximum bonus for ourselves.

I say that we begin planning for it now while also starting the road of population and damage growth needed to get there:

Phase One
We must be able to hold 3 French Regions and get one of their two rubber resources. This will give us 4 out of 5 weapons resources which would give us a 20% boost in weapons production up to an 80% bonus.

To do this we must:

1) Share France with another country as they have two rubber regions. The obvious and easy choice is the current holder Poland, they can just give us their resource doubles. Another option is to befriend France and have an agreed resource swap, though not the best option right now.

2) DOUBLE our population to 5000 active fighters (estimate) to take and hold the regions long term.

3) Have happy neighbours. We can make closer links with USA and Spain and help them with their own rubber in Central and South America.

This is actually a pretty reasonable goal. Our allies are already in place and the resource is close, now we just need to become big and strong enough to be the natural choice to hold that region over the further away countries like Serbia.

Phase Two
We must be able to hold even more French Regions and then venture into Spain or more likely Italy and get their saltpetre resource, spreading across the map like Poland does at the moment. This will give us 5 out of 5 weapons resources which would give us another 20% boost in weapons production up to the 100% bonus.

To do this we must:

1) Stop sharing France, we would block both rubber regions from the east to get at the saltpetre (France, USA and Spain would still have access). This has big implications for what we do in Phase One and we may have to turn our back on an ally if we get help in the first phase.

2) DOUBLE our population again to 10000 active fighters (estimate) to take and hold the regions long term.

3) Be the only power in Europe. No other nation in Europe will be able to have maximum resources if we hold these, other than Spain who can reach South America.

For us to get maximum weapons resources, we cannot coexist with Eastern Europe unless more rubber is added to the game. This is a pretty insane thing to consider to be totally honest, they have always been the biggest countries in the game. Still, if we build up you never know what alliance shifts and population changes will happen.

I am including this for completeness and to be honest about what full resources would entail. I don't think that we should be planning to unally Poland and invade Italy. It may be that 4 out of 5 is our resource cap. We can easily do better than 3 though.

So there I have given us one reasonable and one crazy goal!

How are we going to get there though? We need to make the citizens we do have the strongest and most organised they can be and then recruit lots of new citizens, all while retaining everyone and minimising quits.

There are lots of strategies we can use and I will be making articles for as many as I know or can think up. Today I will leave you with one:

When I was Minister of Recruitment in January 2011 the UK grew by 10%. We need to set monthly targets of 10% growth - which will measure our recruitment and retention efforts. If we don't hit 10% then the Minister needs to resign. If we don't hit 5% then the CP needs to resign or be voted out. It will set an atmosphere of recruitment and accountability, changing the focus of government.

This will get us to 5000 citizens in 8.5 Months and 10,000 Citizens in 16 Months if we keep to the 10% target, double that at the 5% target. Yes, that is 16 Months if we achieve 10% growth.

This is a game of long term planning and growth which I've been playing for 4 years; a target for achieving something in over 1 years time is not a big deal! With this thinking I took my character from 5k to 25k Strength in 1 Year and now rival some of the biggest in the UK.

The biggest countries have not suddenly become big in a boom, those things always end up with dead newbies. They have recruited and retained long term. Let us do the same. More ideas to follow!

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 1,840, 13:50

Some big announcements coming for New Era tomorrow!

Carlini8 Day 1,840, 14:05

I await an article that actually has a plan. Goals are great but you need to tell us how they are actually possible. What did you do to raise us by 10% pop? Why aren't you doing it now?

Emergy Maxfell
Emergy Maxfell Day 1,840, 14:06

>> It is actually the policy of the ruling parties that the Top 10% of
>> the UK goes to live in Poland to use their maximum Weapons Bonus.


Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,840, 14:07

Patience. I'm setting the goals then I will show the way.

I can't type everything into one article. I don't have the time to write it and you won't have the time to read it. I've given one thing and more will come!

Morsik KSC
Morsik KSC Day 1,840, 14:10


Magic Hereos
Magic Hereos Day 1,840, 14:11

That is... unbelievable. Unbelievable stupid.

Carlini8 Day 1,840, 14:14

I wanted to come back and run for CP this month. Sadly if I am not in Poland I am unable to fund the Legion on a daily basis. I am here for the good of the eUK, not myself. I miss out on congress and CP - As well as my country role!

I would love the eUK to have 100% bonuses. When there is an article that draws out plans then I will entirely back it. I echo my views on the last article of this one lacking any real substance but keep them coming until these 10% jumps! Goals are needed I agree.

Sztandar Day 1,840, 14:14

That is great! But something's still missing...I know - a full-scale assault on Loland o/

Aces man
Aces man Day 1,840, 14:15

lol one can dream

Blue And Evil
Blue And Evil Day 1,840, 14:17

Part 1 was an ambitious goal with no plan.

Part 2 is a stupid and self-destructive goal with no plan.

I can now reveal the top sekrit plan 3: INVADE THE MOON.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,840, 14:18

MagicHereos and Blue&Evil:

Growing until we are strong enough to take Poland's spare regions in France and be a higher priority recipient than for example Serbia is not an unreasonable challenge for 4/5 resources even if it will take a year or more.

Obviously getting 5/5 is close to impossible with the current population distribution and alliance setups, but we can grow until we are ready to take advantage of any unforseen circumstances.

The plans for growth will come soon!

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 1,840, 14:55

It is good to throw idea's about ,the people that can't deal with new ideas will just say stuff like its stupid its silly , ! have a grown up debate please if your going to comment on here saying something is stupid has no substance ,we have seen this over the last few days on the topic of war , so please grown up and debate or go and play Habbo Hotel.

New Era forward thinking.

Ashley Handley
Ashley Handley Day 1,840, 15:01

I love the aims they have valid reasoning behind them but to all those people who keep asking Sage Goku how this will be possible try thinking of some ideas yourself how do you think we could increase pop? This idea is crazy for one person to plan alone but if everyone contributes to the plan then we have a fighting chance

Ashley Handley
Ashley Handley Day 1,840, 15:03

I agree with DonDapper unless your going to make some constructive critizm about this idea don't bother posting at all

Alfagrem Day 1,840, 15:17

It's great that a few of the top players in the top parties in the eUK can use their connections to get full bonuses but what about the rest of the population who actually just want to live and work in the eUK?

If getting Polish bonuses is such a awesome idea for them then why do they even bother to try govern a nationstate they have no plans to improve and instead just get them and their members to move to Poland.

Spygon Day 1,840, 15:37

How are we going to double our population twice goku?

an 10% in one month a year ago doesn't show how your going to keep doing it for 10 months in a row

10% isn't 50% x2

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,840, 15:46

If you could increase the UK population you would, as you aren't it suggests you can't. We had a big babyboom a few months ago (about July/August I think), we did everything we could to keep them but the population ended up lower than before.

BoatsandHoes Day 1,840, 16:10

At least Goku is posting ideas and thoughts that maybe very ambitious but I would rather follow someone who dares to dream than someone who is afraid to change

I could personally get 15-20 new players into the UK within 2 days but whilst the UK is led by people who never want a war out of fear and only ever think about Poland's resources then sadly there is no way my friends would continue playing as gaining strength and working for food each day is not much of a game imo

bakerinho Day 1,840, 17:28

Ha ha ha.

blakzamurai77 Day 1,840, 18:01


Blue And Evil
Blue And Evil Day 1,840, 21:14

I can't really constructively criticize this because there's no substance to it - there's no plan. It's just a child's Christmas wish of crazy things they want.

And until this miraculous plan materialises, I can't help but dismiss it as "Let's invade the moon!" style nonsense.

Lord Lewis Cromwell
Lord Lewis Cromwell Day 1,840, 21:26

It is great to have ambition and some kind of motivation for the nation, I'm afraid after some thought on this it probably has about a 1-2% chance of happening and so to strive for it without knowing how would be somewhat foolish.

In the two years it would take for this kind of wishful, substanceless, albeit well-meaning, plan to come to fruition, we could potentially be playing a different version of eRep where population means nothing. Admins already have claimed big changes are coming.

Lord Lewis Cromwell
Lord Lewis Cromwell Day 1,840, 21:28

Another thing that is grossly and outright unfair about this plan is a 10% gain for us monthly being the responsibility of one person - you make claims that you increased the population 10% single-handedly at a time when we had barely any population. If we had 20 citizens any one of us could invite 2 people and increase the population 10%, this kind of thinking is an attempt to make yourself look better than other people by giving them an increasingly impossible task.

Lord Lewis Cromwell
Lord Lewis Cromwell Day 1,840, 21:30

Let alone from the fact that recruitment should be every individual's responsibility, if you enjoy playing the game you should be attempting to bring people here, and thus this method is a way to either sit back and do nothing while someone struggles to do a chore, or bring about a situation where one person can be accused of doing so.

Nonetheless, apart from the necessary "stabbing our allies in the back", losing our MPP's and making us a target for everyone, nice effort.

Lord Lewis Cromwell
Lord Lewis Cromwell Day 1,840, 21:35

In 2 years when we finally have enough people to single-handedly take on the likes of France and Spain, even if we had 10,000 population more than everyone else does right now, we can only assume that for every 10% increase we gain, however miraculously (you know I'm actively exploring recruitment right now), our neighbouring countries will grow, too.

In short, long term ambitions are good, long-term planning is fine but this style is something of a waste of time and usage of buzz words, man

Elisa Vorimberg
Elisa Vorimberg Day 1,841, 23:14

Doubling population is not an easy goal. We will not have the military strength to reach these goals even with a baby boom of the magnitude you speak of. Real strength takes longer to grow.

Instead of making our goal to seize every nearby prize we can think of, we should make a realistic plan to get one nearby prize with the support and in support of our allies. Your phase 1 plan of attacking France with the help of Poland is just that. Have you contacted Poland to see if they like the idea?

AdmiralNelson Day 1,841, 23:37

i await talon to come on say this is crap call don thick then suddenly announce this for his glove puppet count drakula saying it was all down to his pet

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,841, 00:26

Oh it's the usual "we can't do it!" crap. UK Population was exactly the same last year LLC, we didn't have 20 people that is rediculous and you know it.

I'm trying to get people inspired so that everyone can start recruting. It has to be a team effort, one guy can't do it single handedly.

I'm haven't done it myself because it's very hard work and I haven't had the IRL time. When I have had time I've had the results. This is me starting my efforts up again by the way.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,841, 00:28

My big free time slots come at christmas, easter and summer because of my job. Last Janurary I did alot of work in eRepublik but last easter/summer I was apparently preemptivly banned from the UK forums for really dumb things (like asking Darkmantle who owned a website he linked) to stop me from getting back into government. Weird vendetta some people have.

T.l.T.A.N Day 1,841, 03:50

v 65

Niemand Day 1,841, 06:22

Only constructive comments are wanted.

Here you go:
We would fire our CP each month when we do not reach 5% growth. Maybe best at the end of his turn, or do we fire him when we did not reach the growth after 1 week? Members of congress must follow this rule so we need 67% of active congress members to support this growth plan.
Firing the minister, do you want that by the CP to be done (or else fire the CP) or by a role playing law?

Niemand Day 1,841, 06:28

Active fighters of UK can be found here:
Luckily (or sadly) we have about 600 active fighters. So the goal is a little less ambitious.
It is been like that a long time now see:
On day 1,704 it was 608. However day 1,682 we had 724 active fighters (that was at the end of our baby boom. Even when we saw a rise in members of political parties this month by 10%, we did not gain active fighters. We must improve.

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,841, 06:43

That's a good point Niemand, how do we fire a CP for not achieving a monthly target when the terms are only 1 month long?

I'd also like to point out that Goku is confusing correlation and causation - just because the population increased by 10% when he was MoR doesn't mean that he caused it to happen.

Goku Jones
Goku Jones Day 1,841, 08:59

Niemand you are asking me if we fire the CP after 1 week or 1 month. Sorry am I overestimating the intelligence of the UK here?

I say 1 month so I mean 1 month, not 1 week. What happens after 1 month? CP election. Did I seriously have to explain that?

Talon Karrde
Talon Karrde Day 1,841, 11:46

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.

gsfdgfs Day 1,841, 13:03

How high were you when you wrote this?

Titanicus Day 1,841, 13:15

New Era o/ I support UK Rubber Expansion

Niemand Day 1,841, 14:46

@Sage Goku: So it will not be CP fired, but just a new election. Sorry that I could not follow that.

I missed some answers, so I will ask them again:
The minister, same thing? Not fired, just not be installed again and no role playing laws?
About the fighters growth, what is your aim after reading how much fighters we have now?

Spygon Day 1,841, 15:50

So your saying that you single handily rose the uk population by 10% but you can not do it yourself and it is other peoples fault that you haven't done it again.

Its not the typical we cant do it crap its the realistic its impossible but you say you can pull this off.So we want to know how we do it as am i sure everybody in this country wants to double the population.

Goku again your mouth is writing cheques your ass cant cash

WayneKerr Day 1,841, 17:14

first step should be to educate those that are already here, to better coordinate and distribute there damage. Simply going gung ho at a wall like I've often seen in the eUK is wasteful. As can be seen, when we want we pack a punch.

Douglas Mckeever
Douglas Mckeever Day 1,841, 17:40

To those asking for constructive criticism, that goes both ways, you know?
I agree that it would be nice to have maximum resource bonuses. I also agree that it would be nice if we were a major power and controlled more regions. Wouldn't it be great if we dominated the world and every other nation was forced to pay us tribute? We can ALL agree that it would be nice if eUK were bigger/better/stronger. That is hardly in dispute. What is in dispute is what is likely/possible....

Douglas Mckeever
Douglas Mckeever Day 1,841, 17:46

All of this would rely on major & constant increases in recruitment, retention and training... probably for at least a year (recruitment alone is not enough). If Goku has a feasible plan on how to achieve this, then I'm all for it. It's what every nation wants or tries for. Unfortunately, his present manifesto is still at the 'dream' stage. Most of us want the same thing. We won't be able to assess whether Goku has the answers, until he gives us some answers... on how this will be achieved

Lord Lewis Cromwell
Lord Lewis Cromwell Day 1,841, 20:10

Am I wrong for being reasonable? Did you even read what I put?

I rather thought my comments were quite constructive, I didn't say we couldn't do it I reasoned out why it has a very low probability of happening/high chance of wasted time and gave examples of how these types of measurements are inaccurate and can be heavily biased.

"We didn't have 20 people and you know it" of course I know that, it's an example of how statistics can be misleading.

Lord Lewis Cromwell
Lord Lewis Cromwell Day 1,841, 20:15

And for the record, I don't want you to use your holidays to start busting your own time into recruiting for what is a team game, we can see already that you've worked hard at it once and aren't satisfied that nobody else has done that kind of role since - I want everyone to recruit and the responsibility to be for every member of our team to do their little bit.

I'm releasing an article later this week with working details on my ideas for recruitment.

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