Tomorrow, we will see if Argentina will stick to their word and challenge our country, the eUK. This will be a tough test for our nation, but like in real life we will stay determined. In real life, the UK is a country with well-trained soldiers who have won many wars such as the Falklands war. Argentina is a country that plays football. If football and the Falklands existed in eRepublik this would be much the same, but since there isn't, Argentina will have to settle with an airstrike. This war will be interesting, so lets look at some pre-war statistics.
Argentina has the largest population, but also the lowest average level.
Argentina is benefitting from a babyboom as players join in the hope of conquering the UK. It is an important fact that Argentina is the largest country in terms of population. A majority of these citizens are in division 1, which will give them an advantage there. The UK has about a ninth of the population of Argentina, and is growing at such a small rate. Only 22 new citizens have been born in the UK in the past day. Ireland is an even smaller nation, around a quarter of the size of the UK.
Stats show the UK as a country which can defend it's regions.
Due to a war with Chile, Argentina has only 4 regions: Argentine Northwest, Cuyo, Patagonia and South East Chaco. They are likely to lose more if Chile continue the attacks. The UK, on the other hand, is a country which can defend from attackers and is holding all original regions. Ireland is another country holding original regions. The reason for this may be the lack of war seen by Ireland and the UK in the past few months. Over the few weeks, Argentina may gain regions if they can push into the UK but this is unlikely for Ireland who lack the firepower on their own to do this.
Similarly to the regions, the UK is the leader of the three.
During a war, a country needs to produce weapons and food to continue fighting. This is a struggle for countries which do not have as many resource bonuses as their enemies. The UK has greater bonuses than Argentina and Ireland, mainly because the UK also has more regions. Both Argentina and Ireland have the possibility to gain bonuses from attacking the UK, while the UK cannot attack Argentina's regions as Argentina will use an airstrike.
The UK may win in territories and bonuses, but with Argentina's amazing population stat this could easily change. However, statistics do not always show the winner before a war starts. For example, the UK was 9000 miles away from the Falkland Islands, but still managed to recapture it from a country so close to the islands. If Argentina are to challenge us, they will need more then just a high population stat.
If Argentina accept this challenge, I will have more articles coming out including more stat articles and some war review articles. At least one good thing will come out of the war!
This article was written by CheetahCurtis on the 1st of April 2013. Please subscribe for more great tips and info.
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