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New Citizen Information: How to Win Wars and Influence Bars

Day 1,246, 19:08 Published in USA USA by Department of Citizen Affairs

If war is inherent to mankind, all-out world wars are inherent to citizenkind. We have a plethora of alliances and enemies that we need to fight for or against day in and day out. Fighting in our wars can feel like an overwhelming concept at first, but it doesn't have to be. This article will teach you what's on the battle screen, how battle mechanics work, and where to go for any resource you need to fight.

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Before you fight, it's important to work and train. Fighting does direct damage to your health, and low health decreases effectiveness in working, which might get you fired. Training raises your strength, which is what decides how much damage you do in battle. Also, never fight unless you have a friend or a unit to supply you, or you can afford to heal back to 100 with food.

You can recover up to 300 health every day by eating food. To do the most efficient amount of damage, you'll need to use the 300 health you can get from food everyday. Obviously you can finance your bloodthirst yourself by buying it from the marketplace, but that can get mighty expensive.

A better route is to join the United States Armed Forces, or a private militia (like SEAL Team 6, Ultramarines and USTC or a party-affiliated one like the Federalists'). Military units will give you a ton of free food in exchange for working in a government/private company. If it's your first time around the block and you're not ready to join one of these prestigious organizations, fear not, no one falls through the cracks. Use B4N, an Interior program, to get your fill as well. You can do modest damage without a weapon, if you need to attack right this second.

Then, all you need to do is find a battlefield to fight in. You should go to (and vote, and subscribe to) the Department of Defense's orders to find out where your damage can help the most (unless you're in a military unit, then listen to your superior officer if he gives you different orders). See this article about using your damage efficiently if you haven't.


When you pick and open a battle, you'll immediately get matched up with an enemy when you enter a battlefield. This bad guy will represent an enemy troop, complete with a unit of their own, skill level and health bar.

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To do influence and move the influence bar in your favor, you need to kill the enemy. Everytime you click the fight button, you will lose 10 health and take a chunk out of the enemy's health. An enemy with full health will take 3 to 5 hits to kill, depending on their weapon. Don't fight unless you have the food to heal back to 100 after killing that enemy. After he goes down...

You'll get your influence, which grows your country's bar and helps your team win the current battle. You'll also get one experience point everytime you pressed fight in that battle. You must destroy your enemy to get awarded your influence and XP, so make sure to plan ahead.

                                            The Influence Bar

These 3 steps represent the tiers of combat, influence is done by players and moves the bar for their country. When the country controls the influence bar, they get victory points every minute based on this scale:

1800 victory points wins a round, and 8 rounds wins the battle.

You should always look at the influence bar before jumping into a battle. If a side already has 1790 victory points, wait for the next round. If your country has the bar all the way at 100%, you don't really need to pile on at that moment. Fighting smart will help your country more than any tank you buy.

Once a country has won 8 rounds, the region is conquered (if it's an attacker victory) or secured (defender victory).

That's all for today's issue. Make sure you subscribe so you can see more articles from the DoE and vote so other people can see this.


Join the eUSA forums. Help sections, general discussion, congressional hearings, all the action happens here.
Join the U.S. military, an ex-military unit or a militia. Free food, tickets, and company in exchange for loyal service to your country.
Join #usa-interior on the Rizon server in IRC to talk to the best team of player helpers in America. You can join directly here, or learn how to set up an IRC client from the DoE-sponsored article here.

- Bewbs for Newbs, free food and mentoring from the Department of Interior
- Message the Department of Education, give new ideas or feedback on planned topics
- Department of Defense Orders, guidance for civilians looking to contribute in a battle
- White House Press Releases, news, information, and links directly from the President's staff
- Presidential Newspaper, the current President of the United States' newspaper

Until next time,

                Find more articles and guides from the eUS Dept. of Education:



Blank Keating
Blank Keating Day 1,246, 19:10

This writer seems well-informed. I would give him accolades. Accolades, I say!

VinylScratch Day 1,246, 19:13

Hmm. I might digress Blankie. Just kidding. 2nd is 2nd

Astraeus II
Astraeus II Day 1,246, 19:16 always!

Kishvier Day 1,246, 19:36

Nice stuff.

Princess Annie
Princess Annie Day 1,246, 19:39

thanks for this!

silisius Day 1,246, 19:43


Plugson Day 1,246, 21:36

Why does eUSA always have such an awesome Dept. of Ed.
Dammit - our noobs need indoctrination, too!

Jc_ump_232 Day 1,246, 22:05


PTOLEMEOS Day 1,246, 22:59


The Libertine
The Libertine Day 1,246, 22:59


Cavalcanti Day 1,246, 23:52

This link contains misleading/outdated info:

"THE U.S. MILITARY: The military is an ***official*** part of the US ***government***"

ZeneFallX Day 1,247, 02:02

Voted \o

eSupernova Day 1,247, 06:54

Great article as usual:)

Thanks Blank.

Sean MacDiarmata
Sean MacDiarmata Day 1,247, 08:42

Great stuff

/me goes to use it for Ireland : P

joshua_the_impaler Day 1,247, 20:09

i know this is irelavent to this but i figured i would try this is my last day free in the real world then i have to go to jail for a few month i am gonna have a friend work for me an train an make sure i live but as this is my last day i thought i would make a plea to all eus brothers of mine many people helped me get started an now i beg for you to please donate food a few dollars something to me so i can fight an have fun with my us brothers the last day i am able to play this so id maby also have some stuff to come back to an i could thank about how nice all my eus brothers helped me an that atleast i got them to come back to why i rot in a jail an my gf cheats on me an my life goes to hell please if u can help me life sucks at the moment an im sure a many others can relate a dollar 50 cents 1 food 10 food i just want to have maxium fun an maby a tiny bit more to come back to

Jerome Jrindel
Jerome Jrindel Day 1,247, 20:20

thanks, it was helpful. can you send me food and weapon?

This is good stuff

Hans Bernhard
Hans Bernhard Day 1,249, 05:37

please send me food!

code0011 Day 1,249, 10:10

It can sometimes take 7 shots to kill someone

Vasa Lazin
Vasa Lazin Day 1,253, 03:53

i voted and subscribed, i am new to this game and i earn only few $ , if anyone have some extra food please send me some, thx, i really need it

djopa II
djopa II Day 1,253, 09:46

voted and suscribed,nice tutorial

Clorofila Day 1,303, 08:06


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