Australia

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Australia
Australia.png
Capital:
Canberra

Government Type:
Democratic Regime

Faction:
Allies

Australia is a British Dominion and member of the British Commonwealth located in Oceania. It comprises the entire Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, the Solomon Islands, eastern New Guinea, and numerous smaller islands. Australia is bordered by The Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies, an Integrated Puppet of the Flag of Netherlands Netherlands, in New Guinea (Papua) and is close to Flag of New Zealand New Zealand , Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom in the Christmas Island, Flag of France France in New Caledonia and Flag of Portugal Portugal in Portuguese Timor.

Historical background[edit]

Australia was among the first countries to announce it was at war with Germany, on 3 September 1939. However, Australia did not make a separate declaration of war. Prime Minister Robert Menzies considered that the British declaration legally bound Australia, and he announced that a state of war now existed between Australia and Flag of Germany Germany as a direct consequence of the British declaration.

More than one million Australian men served in the war out of a total population of around seven million. Although it was ill-prepared for war, the Australian government had soon dispatched Royal Australian Air Force squadrons and personnel to serve with the Royal Air Force. The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) commenced operations against Italy after its entry into the war in June 1940. Later that year the Australian Army entered campaigns against Flag of Italy Italy and {Flag of Germany Germany in North Africa and Flag of Greece Greece. German submarines and raiding ships operated in Australian waters throughout the war. The most intensive and numerically largest part of Australia's war effort came after the outbreak of hostilities with Flag of Japan Japan in late 1941. The Australian mainland came under direct attack for the first time in 1942, when Japanese aircraft launched a major bombing attack on Darwin in February, and attacked many other towns in northern Australia. Axis covert raiding ships and submarines struck at shipping and shore targets around Australia, including a submarine attack on Sydney Harbour.

Events[edit]

Main article: Australian events

Diplomacy[edit]

As a Democratic country, Australia has a positive relationship with other Democratic countries (+20) and a slight negative relationship with everyone else (-10). Australia begins the game in the Allies. If the "Together for Victory" expansion has been activated, Australia starts as a Dominion of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom with 200 freedom points on the way to becoming Free.

National spirits[edit]

If the user has enabled the "Together for Victory" expansion, Australia starts with the following National Spirit. Otherwise, Australia starts with no National Spirits.

Great Depression  icon
Great Depression

  • Consumer Goods Factories: 20%.
  • Factory output: -25%
  • National unity: -10%

This National Spirit can be mitigated or even removed with National Focuses.

Politics[edit]

Laws[edit]

The nation starts with the following laws:

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png Civilian Economy
  • 30% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • –5% Research time
  • +10% Factory output
  • +10% Construction speed

Political parties[edit]

Australia starts as a DemocracyDemocratic nation. Next elections are in 1937

Political parties, 1936
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Democratic Australian Labour Party 86.40% John Curtin Yes
Communist Communist Party of Australia 1.70% Richard Dixon No
Fascist Centre Party 00.00% Eric Campbell No
Non-Aligned Australian Country Party 11.70% Rod Hull No
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Political parties, 1939
Democratic Australian Labour Party 87.30% John Curtin Yes
Communist Communist Party of Australia 0.80% Richard Dixon No
Fascist Centre Party 00.00% Eric Campbell No
Non-Aligned Australian Country Party 11.70% Rod Hull No

Political advisors[edit]

Advisor Type Effect Cost
Alexander Hore-Ruthven Quartermaster General +15% Air Base construction speed, +15% Naval base construction speed, +15% Rocket Site construction speed, +15% Radar Station construction speed, +15% Nuclear Reactor construction speed 150 Political power.png
Lance Sharkey Communist Revolutionary Daily Communism Support: +0.1, gets event "Communism on the Rise" 150 Political power.png
Ron Law Fascist Demagogue Daily Fascism Support: +0.1, gets event "Fascism on the Rise" 150 Political power.png
Ben Chiffley Smooth-Talking Charmer +10% Trade deal opinion factor 150 Political power.png
Robert G.Menzies Backroom Backstabber +5% Political Power Gain, +15% Ideology drift defense 150 Political power.png
Arthur Calwell Democratic Reformer Daily Democracy Support: +0.1, gets event "Move towards Democracy" 150 Political power.png
Herbert V.Evatt Silent Workhorse +15% Political Power Gain 150 Political power.png

National focus[edit]

Australia's unique NF tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion).

Without the expansion Australia utilizes the generic national focus tree.

Australia's Unique Focus Tree has six main branches:

  • Additional Militia Training focuses on providing research bonuses for Land Doctrines, Infantry equipment, Support Companies and Armour.
  • Expand the RAAF focuses on improving the Air Force, including research bonuses for aircraft and air doctrines.
  • Cockatoo Island Shipyards looks to upgrade the Australian Navy, focusing on ship and naval doctrine bonuses.
  • Standard Gauge Railway and Industries Assistance Corporation form a joint tree focusing on improving infrastructure and industrial capacity.
  • Establish Advisory War Council acts as a domestic politics tree, providing means to lift the country out of the Great Depression, and additional research slots.
  • Support the Policy of Appeasement and Never Another Gallipoli form two mutually exclusive political trees:
    • Support the Policy of Appeasement keeps Australia within the Allies, providing access to Commonwealth technology sharing bonuses.
    • Never Another Gallipoli causes Australia to leave the Allies, giving further options to remain a Democracy, or to realign with either Fascist or Communist ideologies.
Additional Militia Training Tree
Focus Prerequisite(s) Description Effect(s)
Additional Militia Training No Prereqs Much of our militia is unfit for service - either sick or underequipped. We are taking steps to remedy this oversight in a dangerous world. Army Experience: +5.

1x 50% Research bonus for: Land Doctrine.

Royal Australian Artillery Additional Militia Training Artillery is the queen of the battlefield, and we must expand our access to heavy guns. 1x 50% Research bonus for: Support Artillery.
Promote Reservists Additional Militia Training Though we need a home defense force, promoting militia and reserves into the regular army will give us a needed boost in available soldiers and experience. Army Experience: +5.

1x 50% Research bonus for: Land Doctrine.
A new 3 Skill General named Ivan Mackay will appear.

Daimler Dingo Royal Australian Artillery This British-made armored car will improve our mobility on the battlefield. And, after all, it is named for our national canine. 1x 50% Research bonus for: Motorized.
Sentinel Tank Project Daimler Dingo Australia should develop its own homemade armored vehicle. Based on German and American ideas, the Sentinel program should be advanced. 2x 50% Research bonus for: Armor technology.
HMAS Assault Royal Australian Artillery or Promote Reservists War in the Pacific will be an amphibious war, so the construction of a naval base specialized in training marines how to take a beach is imperative for the war effort. Army Experience: +5.

1x 50% Research bonus for: Land Doctrine.
1x 50% Research bonus for: Marine technology.

Australian Women's Army Service HMAS Assault Every man is needed at the front, so driving, signal and maintenance jobs will be handled by thousands of Australia’s women. Gains National Spirit Australian Women's Army Service, which grants (Recruitable Population Factor: 10%)
Australian Army Catering Corps HMAS Assault The Australian army is being poorly served by the quality of its food, largely because of the quality of its cooks. By reorganizing this process, we can boost morale and effectiveness. 1x 75% Research bonus for: Logistics Company I, Logistics Company III, Logistics Company II, and Logistics Company IV.
Fund Owen Gun Research HMAS Assault Evelyn Owen has developed a new submachine gun that can withstand the harsh pressures of jungle warfare. We should put government resources into production and improvement of this weapon. 1x 50% Research bonus for: Infantry Weapons.
Specialize Equipment Promote Reservists Not all of the British-made equipment we use is effective for our unique combat situation. Special and custom tools have become necessary. 1x 50% Research bonus for: Infantry Weapons and Support Artillery.
Airborne Defence Specialize Equipment and Volunteer Air Observers Corps (from the Aviation Tree) We must protect the skies over Australia by investing in air defense, including interceptors and anti-air. 1x 75% Research bonus for: Airborne technology.
Introduce Unconventional Warfare Sentinel Tank Project or Airborne Defence The jungles of the Pacific will require a new kind of warfare. We must learn to move quickly and quietly through the dense cover - ambush our enemies and expect the same from them. Army Experience: +5.

1x 50% Research bonus for: Land Doctrine.

Z Special Unit Introduce Unconventional Warfare Z Special Unit will be our commando team, specializing in reconnaissance and sabotage behind enemy lines. This will require brave men willing to undergo the most serious training. 1x 75% Research bonus for: Marine technology and Airborne technology.
M Special Unit Introduce Unconventional Warfare M Special Unit will be our advance scouting and reconnaissance arm in the war, sending back up to the moment intelligence about enemy dispositions and placements. 1x 100%-reduced Early-Research-Penalty or 50% Research Bonus (if not ahead of time) for: Recon Company I, Recon Company II, Recon Company III, and Recon Company IV.
Expand the RAAF Tree
Focus Prerequisite(s) Description Effect(s)
Expand the RAAF No Prereqs Our air force needs to grow, so we are investing in more bases, more training and more production. Air Experience: +25

Random State: +2 Air Base
1x 50% Research bonus for: Air Doctrine.

CAC Boomerang Expand the RAAF The Boomerang will be Australia’s contribution to fighter design and an insurance policy against the loss of imported aircraft. We need to compete with Japanese and American planes. 1x 100%-reduced Early-Research-Penalty or 50% Research Bonus (if not ahead of time) for: Gloster Gladiator (Interwar Fighter), CAC CA-12 Boomerang (Fighter I), CAC Mustang (Fighter II) and CAC CA-15 Kangaroo (Fighter III).
Expand Northern Presence Expand the RAAF With our cities mostly on the east and west coasts of the island, Australia’s northern frontier lacks the proper defense or preparation in case of invasion or attack. New military structures in that area will be welcome. Air Experience: +25

Random State: +2 Air Base [Priority with Northern Territory (520) or Queensland (521)]
1x 50% Research bonus for: Air Doctrine.

Volunteer Air Observer Corps CAC Boomerang or Expand Northern Presence. Has Technology: Radio Keep your eyes on the skies! We call on Australians to learn the silhouettes of common aircraft and notify the government of any suspicious or enemy planes that near the Dominion. 1x 50% Research Bonus for: Radio technology

Adds technology: Radio Detection if you don't already have it.
(Northern Territory[520]), (New South Wales[285]): +1 Radar Station. [Note: If you already have Radio Detection, also includes (Queensland[521])]

CAC Woomera Expand the RAAF Australia will develop its own bomber arm. The Woomera is only a light craft, but will be adequate for protecting our homeland and light combat air support. 1x 75% Research Bonus for: Strategic Bomber models, Tactical Bomber models and Naval aircraft.

1x 50% Research Bonus for: Strategic Bomber models.

Naval Bombers CAC Woomera We are surrounded by water, so we should look into planes and training that will allow us to intercept and attack enemy fleets. Naval bombing is a specialized skill and should be a focus. 1x 100%-reduced Early-Research-Penalty or 50% Research Bonus (if not ahead of time) for: Naval Bomber models.
Death from Down Under Volunteer Air Observer Corps No bombers will damage our ports and cities once we have upgraded our air defense system, through better understanding of air power and the brute force of anti-air weapons. Air Experience: +25}

Random State: +2 Air Base
3 Random States: +2 Anti-Air [Note: This can target the same state more than once.]
1x 50% Research bonus for: Air Doctrine.

Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force Volunteer Air Observer Corps or Naval Bombers A full half of our population is better used in the war effort than sitting at home. Aircraft maintenance, the signal corps and other related tasks will be turned over to women. Air Experience: +50

Women enabled as pilots/Aces

Dominate the Skies Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force Australia is far from many enemy air bases, so it should be our goal to have total air superiority in our corner of the globe. Air Experience: +25

Random State: +2 Air Base
1x 50% Research bonus for: Air Doctrine.

Cockatoo Island Shipyards Tree
Focus Prerequisite(s) Description Effect(s)
Cockatoo Island Shipyards No Prereqs The expansion and improvement of the Cockatoo Island Shipyards is a major priority for our government. Sydney Harbour has the best access to manpower and resources and that is where we should focus our naval construction efforts. Navy Experience: +25

(New South Wales[285]): +3 Dockyards, +3 Building Slots

Protect Overseas Commerce Cockatoo Island Shipyards. Mutually Exclusive with Fly the Jolly Roger An island nation relies on the supplies it can bring in from others across the waves. Defending the convoy lines and trade routes is not simply a strategy - it is a necessity. 2x 50% Research Bonus for: Fleet in Being and Commerce Defence Doctrine
Fly the Jolly Roger Cockatoo Island Shipyards. Mutually Exclusive with Protect Overseas Commerce From our island stronghold we can send forth packs of submarines to harass and destroy the enemy trade and supply that passes by our shores. 2x 50% Research Bonus for: Submarine Operations Doctrine.
Scrap Iron Flotilla Fly the Jolly Roger or Protect Overseas Commerce Until we can upgrade our fleet, we will make do with the aging vessels we have. Our enemy may refer to our older destroyers as a Scrap Iron Flotilla, but it will do us proud. 1x 100%-reduced Early-Research-Penalty or 50% Research Bonus (if not ahead of time) for: Destroyer models.
Royal Australian Submarine Service Fly the Jolly Roger or Protect Overseas Commerce Submarines are the sea weapon of the future, and a crucial component of our allies’ forces. We must embrace this way of war. 1x 100%-reduced Early-Research-Penalty or 50% Research Bonus (if not ahead of time) for: Submarine models.
Naval Auxiliary Patrol Scrap Iron Flotilla or Royal Australian Submarine Service The many harbors of our great land are inviting targets for stealthy submarine attacks. An auxiliary force of coastal patrol ships will alert us to any danger. Gains National Spirit Naval Auxiliary Patrol, which grants (Coastal Fort construction speed: +50%, Division defence on core territory: +3%
Cruisers Naval Auxiliary Patrol We can leave the battleships and carriers to the big dogs, since a mass of cruiser-sized ships will more than meet our needs. 1x 100%-reduced Early-Research-Penalty or 50% Research Bonus (if not ahead of time) for: Light Cruiser and Heavy Cruiser models.
Pacific Area Navy Naval Auxiliary Patrol Though His Majesty fights for survival in Europe, our immediate priority should be a navy that can fight our enemies here in the Pacific. We must develop strategies that are in line with that objective. 1x 50% Research Bonus for: Naval Doctrine.
Industrial Tree
Focus Prerequisite(s) Description Effect(s)
Standard Gauge Railway No Prereqs For decades, Australia has had competing railway gauges, making a mess of our transportation and shipping needs. The time has come to finally standardize railway gauges around the country. (New South Wales[285]), (Central Australia[674]): +1 Infrastructure.
Industries Assistance Corporation No Prereqs The recent global economic dislocation has discouraged investment and entrepreneurship in Australia. The Industries Assistance Corporation will advise and finance small business around the country to get the economy moving again. 1x 50% Research Bonus for: Industry.
Western Australian Government Railways Standard Gauge Railway and Industries Assistance Corporation The state-owned railways in Western Australia should be given a greater priority than road construction at this point. Geography favors the train in the West - we should take advantage of that. (Western Australia[522]), (Central Australia[674]): +1 Infrastructure.
South Australian Housing Trust Western Australian Government Railways South Australia needs more industry and investment, so it will dedicate resources to a series of planned communities and housing improvements, especially around Adelaide. (South Australia[519]): +2 Building Slots, +2 Civilian Factories.
Department of Supply and Development Western Australian Government Railways In wartime, we need a special department to handle logistical and supply matters - ammunition, fuel supplies and everything necessary to keep an army on the move. Random State: +1 Building Slot, +1 Military Factory. [Priority with New South Wales(285) or Victoria(517)]
Expand Lithgow Small Arms Factory South Australian Housing Trust Our Vickers and Brens come from the Lithgow Small Arms Factory. As it grows, we will find it easier to increase our fighting capacity. (New South Wales[285]): +2 Building Slots, +2 Military Factories.
Allied Works Council Department of Supply and Development and Civil Construction Corps (from the War Preparation tree) All military construction in Australia will be overseen by the Allied Works Council. This centralized planning will make sure that the government gets the type of productivity it needs. 2 Random States: +2 Building Slots, +2 Civilian Factories.
Expand the Northern Railway Expand Lithgow Small Arms Factory We have a railway that stretches from Adelaide in the south to Alice Springs in the north. Now we must extend that northern point to other cities in the area, connecting all of Australia. (Northern Territory[520]): +2 Infrastructure.
Australian Arms Production Allied Works Council The long convoy times mean that Australia must take a greater responsibility for producing its own guns than other Dominions. We have the factories, and we have the know-how. Gains National Spirit Australian Arms Production, which grants (Civilian to Military Factory conversion cost: +20%).
Uranium Mining Expand the Northern Railway and Australian Arms Production Over the last decades, we have found large uranium deposits in South Australia, especially around Mt Gee. Uranium is now a vital military resource and exploitation of these reserves should be increased. 2x 50% Research Bonus for: Nuclear technology.
Establish Advisory War Council Tree
Focus Prerequisite(s) Description Effect(s)
Establish Advisory War Council World Tension > 20% Australia’s politicians must put aside ideological and partisan disagreements and come together to consult and advise on the conduct of the war. +120 Political Power
National Security Act Establish Advisory War Council Now that we at war, the Federal government will assume greater powers to protect Australia. Greater press censorship, suppression of dissident groups and greater ability to tax and seize property for the defense of the Dominion. Modify Great Depression National Spirit by:
  • Consumer Goods Factories: -5%
  • Factory Output: +10%
  • National Unity: +10%
Volunteer Defence Corps' Establish Advisory War Council A Volunteer Defence Corps has been assembled from older veterans and other citizens not in the regular army. They will serve as a home guard to free up the army to take direct action against its enemies. Gains the National Spirit Volunteer Defence Corps, which grants (Ideology drift defence: +25%, Foreign subversive activities efficiency: -50%).
Civil Construction Corps National Security Act We will conscript able-bodied men to serve in a Civil Construction Corps to help in the building of airfields, transportation, forts, and other important military infrastructure. Modify Great Depression National Spirit by:
  • Consumer Goods Factories: -10%
  • Factory Output: +5%
Army Inventions Directorate National Security Act Wars spur innovation and creativity and the government needs a way to sort the good ideas from the bad. A new specialized patent office would be dedicated to determining which of the many submissions to the government have any value. Gain 1 Research Slot.
Invest in Victory National Security Act. Is at war By selling war bonds to our population, they can contribute their savings to the war effort. Gains the National Spirit Invest in Victory, which grants (Consumer Goods Factories: -5%, Factory Output: +7%, National Unity: +5%).
Citizen Military Forces Volunteer Defence Corps It is now time to prepare a reserve army to increase our readiness in case of war. We will draft available militiamen into the army for home defense, and then prepare them for service overseas if needed. Gains the National Spirit Citizen Military Forces, which grants (Divisions required for sending volunteer forces: -100%, Max volunteer force divisions: +1, Can send volunteer forces).
Rats of Tobruk Volunteer Defence Forces and Strengthen Ties with UK (from the Go with UK Tree). Is in a faction with the United Kingdom and Australia is controlling a state, in Africa, that is owned by a country at war with UK. Our brave soldiers have proven themselves adept at desert warfare and scavenging from the battlefield. They harass the enemy, striking from their bases and then retreating before the counterattack. Gains an elite unit in Tobruk or Sydney.
Fight Work or Perish Civil Construction Corps and Squash the Squander Bugs With our enemy posing an existential threat to the Dominion, Australians must make a choice. They will fight, they will work, or they will perish. Remove the 'Great Depression National Spirit.

Gains the National Spirit All In!, which grants (Military Factory construction speed: +10%, Factory output: +5%).

Research Collaboration Australian Arms Production (from the Industrial Tree) and Fight Work or Perish . Australia is Free and is at war and is in a Faction and a member of the faction has more than 50 Factories The British showed us the advantage of sharing scientific progress between close allies. Our whole faction will be able to conduct wartime R&D more efficiently if we take the steps necessary to coordinate this. Gain 1 Research Slot.
Fund Australian Defense Research Rationing and Recycling and Classify Aliens. Australia is a Free nation 'Now that Australia is fully a sovereign nation we are no longer receiving access to advanced prototypes and blueprints like we previously did. We must ensure that we alway stay ahead of our enemies, and do not fall behind in technology. Gain 1 Research Slot.
Squash the Squander Bugs Invest in Victory Wasteful spending on inflation-affected consumer goods is taking money away from war bonds and the war effort. We need to discourage this appetite for luxury while our army is in need. Modify Invest in Victory National Spirit by:
  • Consumer Goods Factories: -5%
  • Factory Output: +8%
  • National Unity: +5%
Rationing and Recycling Invest in Victory Every resource matters. We will ration food for our citizens, recycle to get as much metal as we can from worn-out goods and promote economies throughout the country. Random State: Add +24 Aluminium.

Random State: +12 Oil.

Classify Aliens Citizen Military Forces Australia is a nation of immigrants, and as such, may have taken in some with loyalties to their homeland. We will register and track foreign-born Australians. Gains the National Spirit Classify Aliens, which grants (Ideology drift defence: +25%, Foreign subversive activities efficiency: -25%, National unity: -3%)

Change in popularity of Fascist: -10%
Change in popularity of Communist: -10%.

Support the Policy of Appeasement Tree
Focus Prerequisite(s) Description Effect(s)
Support the Policy of Appeasement Australia is a subject of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom and the UK is at peace and Germany has completed the Rheinland focus. Mutually exclusive with Never Another Gallipoli. Bypassed if Australia is in war together with the UK. The costs of the last war still weigh heavily on the national memory. If making territorial concessions half a world away can keep Australia out of war, then we should certainly consider these concessions. +3% Technology Sharing bonus from Commonwealth Research.

(Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom) Gains Support the Policy of Appeasement (Opinion of Flag of Australia Australia +50}}.

Strengthen Ties With UK Support the Policy of Appeasement. Australia is a subject of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom and Australia is in a faction with the United Kingdom and Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom has National Spirit George VI Our loyalties lie with the Mother Country. We will go where she follows and commit to fighting her enemies. God Save the King. Gets event "The Corronation Visit".
The Singapore Strategy Support the Policy of Appeasement. Australia is in a faction with the United Kingdom and Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom's current ruling party is Democratic and Flag of British Malaya British Malaya is a subject of the UK. Bypassed if neither Singapore[336] or North Borneo[333] are owned by British Malaya or if British Malaya is no longer a subject of the UK. Singapore is too far from London to be secure. Australia will take it upon itself to protect this outpost of empire from aggression from others. (Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom) gets event "Australian proposal about the Singapore Strategy", allowing Australia to puppet Malaya.
Adopt Westminster Strengthen Ties with UK or The Singapore Strategy. Australia is a subject of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom. We embrace the Westminster system that we have inherited from the United Kingdom. Add +120 Political Power.

Add 100 Freedom points towards the next level of autonomy.
Available as Political Adviser: Arthur Calwell, who grants (Democratic Reformer, Daily Democracy Support: +0.05).

CSIR Adopt Westminster. Australia is a subject of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom and Australia is a member of the Commonwealth Research The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is our government research arm to improve the efficiency of science and production in Australia. By increasing our support for it, we will give further energy to the sinews of war. +5% Technology Sharing bonus from Commonwealth Research.
SWPA Protector Adopt Westminster.Australia is a subject of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom and the controller(s) of Singapore[336] and North Borneo[333] are in faction with Flag of Australia Australia. Australia must assume the primary position as the protector of the South West Pacific Area. The entire sea zone from Indochina through Indonesia to New Guinea should be under our aegis. Singapore: +2 Air Base, +2 Coastal Forts and +2 Land Forts on all coastal provinces, another +2 Coastal Forts and +2 Land Forts on all provinces with naval bases, +2 Land Fort on a specified province.

North Borneo: +2 Coastal Forts and +2 Land Forts on all coastal provinces, another +2 Coastal Forts and +2 Land Forts on all provinces with naval bases.

Empire Air Training Scheme CSIR or SWPA Protector. Australia is a subject of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom It is time for Australia to commit to a proper air training program. With the encouragement and support of the United Kingdom, all of the Dominions will work together to contribute pilots and support crew for the war effort. Gains the National Spirit Empire Air Training Scheme, which grants (All planes: Operational range +10%; Fighters & Carrier Fighters & Heavy Fighters: Air attack +5%; CAS & Carrier CAS & Tactical Bombers: Ground Attack +5%; Naval Bombers & CV Naval Bombers: Naval Attack +5%; Strategic Bombers: Strategic Bombing +5%, Transport Plane: Ace generation +10%)
Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CSIR or SWPA Protector. Australia is a subject of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom The Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation is the primary producer of aircraft and aircraft engines in Australia. It has a proven track record, and support for it will give our pilots the materials they require. Gains Aircraft Manufacturer Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, which grants (Air research time: -10%; Fighters: Operational Range +10%, Production cost -5%, Agility +10%, Max Speed +10%; Carrier Fighters: Production cost -5%, Agility +10%, Max Speed +10%; CAS: Operational Range +10%, Production cost -5%, Ground Attack +5%; Carrier CAS: Operational Range +10%, Production cost -5%, Ground Attack +5%)
Never Another Gallipoli Tree
Focus Prerequisite(s) Description Effect(s)
Never Another Gallipoli No Prereqs. Mutually exclusive with Support the Policy of Appeasement. Bypassed if already no longer a subject of the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom The only way to ensure that Australia is not drawn into further costly wars through sentiment is to take complete control of our foreign policy. We need no distant King and cannot afford ancient blood ties pulling us into conflicts that do not serve our interests. Can decline call to arms.

Add 200 Freedom points towards the next level of autonomy.

Protect the Homeland
Focus Prerequisite(s) Description Effect(s)
Protect The Homeland Never Another Gallipoli. Mutually exclusive with Abandon the Westminster System. Australia is large, but its coasts can be protected. Keeping our own nation safe is the highest priority. Add +2 Coastal Forts and +2 Land Forts on all coastal provinces, and another +2 Coastal Forts and +2 Land Forts on all provinces with naval bases.
The SWPA Menace Protect the Homeland Japan is building an empire that threatens the safety of Australia and freedom in the region. We should turn to like-minded nations to be our allies. Trade relations with Japan changed by -50. Gains the SWPA Menace(Opinion of Japan-50).

(Flag of Japan Japan gains the SWPA Menace(Opinion of Australia -50).
(Flag of United States United States) Trade relations with Japan changed by -50. Gains the SWPA Menace(Opinion of Japan-50}).

Sever Ties With UK Protect the Homeland. Australia is a Dominion. Bypassed if at war with UK. The time has come to break from the United Kingdom. Australia can direct her own course without interference from London and stake a claim to its own destiny in its own region. Australia become Free. Australia leaves the Allies.

Available as Political Adviser: Arthur Calwell, who grants (Democratic Reformer, Daily Democracy Support: +0.05).

Woo USA The SWPA Menace and Sever Ties with UK. Flag of United States United States is not at war with Australia and has the same Ideology as Australia. Bypassed if USA is in a faction that does not include Australia. Our true ally is America, another Pacific power with British roots. This rich and powerful land is better able to understand our needs, increase our prosperity and protect us from aggression. Gains Woo USA (Opinion of USA +50)

(Flag of United States United States) Gains Woo USA (Opinion of Australia +50).

Protect the Dutch Colonies Sever Ties with UK. Australia is not at war with the Flag of Netherlands Netherlands and the Flag of Netherlands Netherlands has capitulated. Bypassed if the Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies is no longer a puppet of the Flag of Netherlands Netherlands The Netherlands is a weak and distant master of her Indonesian colonies. It cannot defend them against attacks from Japan, China, or any other potentially hostile nation. We must assume control for the greater good. (Flag of Netherlands Netherlands) gets event "Australia Offers Protection for Our Colonies", allowing Australia to puppet Indonesia.
The South West Pacific Initiative Woo USA or Protect the Dutch Colonies. We have established the power base and credibility to create our own network of alliances, centered on defending the South West Pacific Area from hostile powers. We will seek out like-minded powers and make Australia a major voice in global affairs. Can form Factions. Creates a new Faction: The South-West Pacific Initiative. If the Woo USA Focus has been taken, fires an event inviting the USA to join. Otherwise, forms Faction with Indonesia.
Research Cooperation The South West Pacific Initiative Australians are an intelligent and resourceful people, but we haven't the infrastructure or population for a serious scientific program. We will work with our allies, sharing knowledge and breakthroughs for mutual benefit. Creates a new Technology Sharing agreement with the members of the Faction.
Preemptive Intervention Research Cooperation Japan’s empire building over the last decade poses a threat to every free people in the Pacific. We cannot afford to wait until it turns its hungry eyes in our direction. The time for action is now. Gains the Topple Government war goal on Flag of Japan Japan.
Abandon the Westminster System
Focus Prerequisite(s) Description Effect(s)
Abandon the Westminster System Never Another Gallipoli. Mutually exclusive with Protect the Homeland. Though the Westminster Parliament is our inheritance from Great Britain, it has outlived its usefulness in the modern era. Cabinet disagreements and party rivalries have done little to help stabilize Australia through the recent economic crisis. Change in popularity of Fascist: +5%. Change in popularity of Communist: +5%.

Gains the National Spirit Abandon the Westminster System, which grants (Daily autonomy gain: +1.0, Daily democracy support: -0.1).

Support the Centre Party Sub-Tree
Focus Prerequisite(s) Description Effect(s)
Support the Centre Party Abandon the Westminster System. Autonomy progress over 55% and is a Dominion. Mutually Exclusive with Empower the Workers. In New South Wales, a vigorous anti-Communist movement has arisen. Assisted by its New Guard allies, the Centre Party might hold the key to strengthening Australia. Modify the Abandon the Westminster National Spirit by (Daily Fascist Support: +0.2).

Available as Political Adviser: Fergus Foster Munro, who grants (Fascist Demagogue, Daily Fascist Support:+0.1).

Supply Indonesian Nationalists Support the Centre Party. More than 15% support for Fascism and has 200 or more infantry equipment stockpiled. We should support the people of Indonesia in their fight against their Dutch oppressors. They will need education and training, but with their numerical superiority, victory in this fight for justice is inevitable, as will be their gratitude to us. Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies gets National Spirit Indonesian Nationalist, which grant (Daily autonomy progress: +1, Daily Democratic support: -0.1, Daily Fascism Support: +0.2 for 730 days.
Support Indonesian Uprising Supply Indonesian Nationalists. More than 30% support for Fascism and Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies has more than 30% support for Fascism. Must be either free or more than 75% autonomy progress as a Dominion. Now that the Indonesians have taken up arms against the Dutch, they will need more than words. The uprising needs guns and other equipment, as well as full-throated diplomatic support. Fascists start a civil war in the Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies.

Gains the National Spirit Support Indonesian Uprising, which grants (Divisions required for sending volunteer forces: -100%, Max volunteer force divisions: +3, Can send volunteer forces).

Demand New Zealand Support the Centre Party. Ruling party must be Fascist. Cannot be in same faction as Flag of New Zealand New Zealand or in a war together with the UK. The Kiwis have long been our closest allies and friends. We have fought on the same beaches and died in the same useless Imperial wars. It is time to unite our two countries under one flag. Australia leaves the Allies. Australia becomes Free. Flag of New Zealand New Zealand gets event "Australia Demand Our Annexation.", which allows New Zealand to be annexed peacefully or gives a "Annex" war goal to Australia to annex New Zealand.
Protect the South West Pacific Support Indonesian Uprising. Australia is a Dominion and Malaya is a subject of UK. It is time to use our regional might to bring all of the South West Pacific into our sphere of influence. Only we can protect the people and resources from outsiders who wish to pillage our heritage. UK gets event "Australia demands Right to Control Protectorates", which allows Australia to puppet Malaya.
A Deal With Japan Protect the South West Pacific. Australia must be fully independent or at least 80% autonomy progress as a Dominion. Cannot be in war together with the UK. Mutually exclusive with Our Own Empire. With the South West Pacific in our orbit, we can reach a rapprochement with the Empire of Japan. If it stays in the North West and leaves our sphere to us, then there will be no reason for us to fight. Australia leaves Allies. Australia becomes free, if it hasn't already. Can form Factions.

Japan gets event "An Offer From Beyond the Sea", offering a few islands to Japan in return for allying with Australia.

Our Own Empire Protect the South West Pacific or Demand New Zealand. Australia must be fully independent or at least 80% autonomy progress as a Dominion. Cannot be in war together with the UK. Mutually exclusive with A Deal with Japan. The time has come for the former colony to stand on its own and proclaim an Australian empire. Our benevolence and farsighted planning will be for the good of all in the area. Australia leaves Allies. Australia becomes free, if it hasn't already. Can form Factions.
Japan Tech Sharing A Deal with Japan. Australia must be in a Faction with Japan. Japanese scientists have been able to outpace our own research institutes, but our new harmony with the Empire of the Rising Sun opens up new opportunities for learning and sharing. Australia and Japan join into a new Technology Sharing agreement.
War on Japan Our Own Empire. Australia must not be in a Faction with Japan. Japan’s aggression has gone on too long. It has raped and pillaged its way through East Asia and now it has its eyes on the lands and resources further south. We cannot stand aside. Gains the "Annex" war goal on Japan.
Empower the Workers Sub-Tree
Focus Prerequisite(s) Description Effect(s)
Empower the Workers Abandon the Westminster System. Autonomy progress over 55% and is a Dominion. Mutually Exclusive with Support the Centre Party. A nation of convicts, ranchers and dockworkers. That is Australia. It is time to give voice and power to the workers and proletariat of Australia. Long live the Revolution. Modify the Abandon the Westminster National Spirit by (Daily Communist Support: +0.2).

Available as Political Adviser: Lance Sharkey, who grants (Communist Revolutionary, Daily Communist Support:+0.1).

Delegation to China Empower the Workers. More than 30% Communist support. PRC must exist. Long torn apart by Imperial greed, the Chinese people need a friend. And we need a regional ally against Fascism. This official meeting with the Chinese government will bring us closer together. Gains Delegation to China (Opinion of PRC +50)

PRC Gains Delegation to China (Opinion of Australia +50).

Commitment to the Cause Delegation to China. Must not be fighting a war on the same side as the UK. The time has come to cast off the shackles of a foreign king and build a Worker’s Paradise free of the Imperialist warmongering that risks all of Australia. Australia leaves Allies. Australia becomes Free. Soviet Union gets Commitment to the Cause (Opinion of Australia +50.
Indirect Support Commitment to the Cause. At least 500 Infantry Equipment in stockpile. Mutually exclusive with Direct Support. Bypassed if PRC is annexed or subjugated. The People’s Republic of China is at war, but we are in no position to expose ourselves. A small shipment of arms and cautious encouragement is all we can risk at the moment. Gains National Spirit Arms for the Revolution, which grants (Factory output: +20%) for 365 days.
Direct Support Commitment to the Cause. Mutually exclusive with Direct Support. To arms, Comrades! Here the call of our Chinese brothers suffering in the war against Fascism! Sign up and join the global struggle of all workers! Gains the National Spirit Direct Support, which grants (Divisions required for sending volunteer forces: -100%, Max volunteer force divisions: +3, Can send volunteer forces).
Gains National Spirit Arms for the Revolution, which grants (Factory output: +20%) for 365 days.
Join Comintern Indirect Support or Direct Support. Soviet Union exists and is not a subject. Mutually exclusive with Workers Paradise. Our future lies with Communism, so we must join our Comrades around the world in this global struggle. Papa Joe will show us the way and lead the workers from Australia and everywhere else to a glorious tomorrow. Can form Factions. Soviet Union gets event "Australia Requests Membership in the Comintern".
Workers Paradise Direct Support. Mutually exclusive with Join Comintern. The Stalinist Communist experiment is a failure, but we believe that Socialism is the right path. Australia will strike out on a second path for the workers to follow, free from direction from Moscow. Can form Factions.
Research City Excursions Join Comintern. Must be in Faction with the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union has built research cities and laboratories throughout its territory and it has invited Australian researchers to come and learn about the glories of Communist science. Joins Technology Sharing agreement with Soviet Union.
NZ Puppet Join Comintern or Workers Paradise. The workers of New Zealand should join with their Australian brothers and sisters. We can protect them, and have offered the gentle hand of friendship, so long as they submit to our direction. New Zealand gets event "Australia imposes Overlordship", which allows New Zealand to be puppeted peacefully or gives a "Puppet" war goal to Australia to puppet New Zealand.
The Threat Against the People Workers Paradise. Cannot be in a Faction with Japan. The militarist and Fascist power of Imperial Japan is a threat to the well-being of all Australians, and blocks the peaceful coexistence of the workers of the world. Australia will push back this enemy of the people, forcing them to stay on their dismal, rocky islands. Gains a "Puppet" war goal on Japan.

Technology[edit]

Australia starts in 1936 with two research slots. It can gain two further slots from the generic National focuses (if the user has not activated the "Together for Victory" expansion) - Extra Research Slot and Extra Research Slot II, or three further slots from its unique Focus Tree (with the "Together for Victory expansion) - Army Inventions Directorate, Research Collaboration and Fund Australian Defense Research. Those last two, the fourth and fifth research slots, can only be taken once Australia is fully independent.

If the "Together for Victory" expansion has been activated, Australia also starts as a part of the Commonwealth Research Technology Sharing group. It is no longer available if Australia becomes fully independent.

Army Technology Naval Technology Air Technology Electronics & Industry
  • Infantry Eq. I
  • Engineer Company I
  • Recon Company I
  • Great War Tank
  • Towed Artillery I
  • Destroyer I
  • Light Cruiser I
    • Upgraded Sydney Class
  • Heavy Cruiser I
    • Upgraded Canberra Class
  • Submarine I
  • Transport Ship
  • Interwar Fighter
    • Interwar Carrier Fighter
  • Interwar Bomber
  • Close Air Support I
  • Naval Bomber I
    • Carrier Naval Bomber I
  • None
Doctrines
  • None

Economy[edit]

Buildings[edit]

Australia starts with the following buildings :

4 Military factoryMilitary Factories 2 Naval dockyardNaval Dockyard 11 Civilian factoryCivilian Factories

As well as 9 free slots

Resources[edit]

Australia starts with the following resources :

Oil.png Oil Rubber.png Rubber Steel.png Steel Aluminum.png Aluminium Tungsten.png Tungsten Chromium.png Chromium
0 0 40 0 36 6

Military[edit]

Army[edit]

5Infantry.pngInfantry Divisions 2Cavalry.pngCavalry Division 0Mountaineers.pngMountaineer Division 0Light tank.pngLight Tank Divisions

Total: 7 Divisions

Navy[edit]

Capital ships 1936
Heavy Cruiser.png
2 Heavy Cruisers
Screens and Submarines 1936
Light Cruiser.png
2 Light Cruisers
Destroyer.png
5 Destroyers

Total: 9 Ships

Air force[edit]

Aircraft 1936
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24 Close Air Support

Total: 24 Planes

Strategies and guides[edit]

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Miscellaneous tips[edit]

  • Use Australia's isolated location to your advantage. Japan poses the only real danger to Australian sovereignty, and they have a lot of territory and ocean to cover before posing a serious threat. Stay out of the initial wars to build up well equipped divisions while preserving every scrap of the lackluster manpower pool. Field Hospitals help with that goal. Naval and especially air warfare involve a low manpower commitment. To gain combat experience, intensive action at favorable odds against weak enemies in poor defensive positions are attractive targets (cautious campaigning against the Italians can provide this benefit.
  • You will not be able to field every kind of weapon, plane, or ship, so prioritize as best you can. Focus on infantry equipment, Artillery, and Fighters to start with. From there adapt to whatever growing need is most prevalent. For example, ignore armor altogether if Japan is your target. Marines and paratroopers are better suited for island warfare.
  • Unless the game is pressing into the Cold War era, focus your naval efforts on peripheral operations. Stick to submarines and convoy raiding as your primary means of offense. Defensively, stick to destroyers, light cruisers, and if you can manage it, heavy cruisers. A well-organized fleet of these vessels can be surprisingly tough, but keep in mind that one or two poor engagements can seriously cripple your navy. Use them only when necessary, such as warding off enemy invasions or protecting your own. Seeking out Japanese fleets may yield some victories, but their industrial and technological capacity far exceeds Australia's. Preserve your fleets as best you can, as your enemies can replace losses far more efficiently than you can. The Royal Australian Navy might best be kept at a safe distance from Japanese naval forces unless venturing out under cover of major Allied fleets, or held back for defense of Australia if the Japanese navy is running rampant in Australasia.
  • An ancillary strategy is to commit the part of the fleet not kept at home to East Africa and the Mediterranean Sea in support of the army, which in the early war is likely to see action in that region. Patrols covering the convoy routes to the Suez Canal are also useful if under Japanese submarine attack.
  • Submarines operating to the north all the way to the China Seas and mid-Pacific can be a cost-effective weapon against Japan. Australian harassment can draw off screens and naval bombers from elsewhere that would otherwise protect Japanese troop transports and convoys. Researching a modern submarine model and using variants with stealth and speed are important for survivability against the up-to-date Imperial Japanese Navy. Even without an active submarine strategy, maintaining individual submarines on patrol off the east and north coast can detect and sometimes deter small Japanese landings.
  • Fighters are important in order to provide air superiority for land operations, whether in the islands or in Southeast Asia. However, distance between bases and targets can be long, so fighter range is an important consideration. Naval bombers can greatly complement submarine patrol groups in locating and destroying enemy ships.
  • Be opportunistic with your offensive operations, and assist your allies on minor fronts to both help free up their forces and build early Australian combat experience in preparation for nearly inevitable conflict with Japan. The more your allies can focus on the major threats, the better. The more ground Australia's "diggers" take from the enemy and the more war contribution Australia provides, the more territories Australia can occupy or ask to administer to provide factories and resources to bolster its war economy.
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