New Zealand

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New Zealand
New Zealand.png
Capital:
Wellington

Government Type:
Democratic Regime

Faction:
Allies
New Zealand is a British Dominion and minor country located east of Australia and is one of only three countries located in the Oceania region. As a subject of the British Empire, New Zealand begins the game as a member of the Allies.

Geography and infrastructure[edit]

New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean
New Zealand is located in the Pacific Ocean, just east of Australia and south of France's New Caledonia and the United Kingdom's Fiji islands. The country itself is composed of 40 provinces organized into two moderately-sized island states connected by a single strait.

The northern state, called North Island, is composed of 24, mostly forested provinces. However, there are some hills in the northeast and plains dotting the island, as well as two mountain provinces: one in the center and one in the uppermost northeast near the hills. This state is the location of Wellington, New Zealand's 10 victory point capital, which is also the location of a level two naval base. In the northeast of the state is a level three air base, which is level eight at the start of the 1939 scenario. To the northwest is Auckland, a five victory point city that houses a level three naval base. North Island's infrastructure level is six in the 1936 scenario, eight in the 1939, and it's population is 900.93K in both.

The southern state of South Island is made up of 16 provinces. This state is mostly mountainous, but contains some hills, plains, and a single forest in the south and southeast, as well as one additional forest in the north. Like North Island, it also has an air and naval base, but both are level one and located on the east side of the island and on single victory point provinces — the air base in Dunedin in the south and the naval base in Christchurch in the north. In 1936, South Island has an infrastructure level of five, which is increased to seven when starting in 1939. In both dates, the state's population is 547.86K.

Events[edit]

Main article: New Zealand events

National focus[edit]

New Zealand's unique NF tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion).
Main article: New Zealand national focus tree

Flag of New Zealand New Zealand, along with other nations of the British commonwealth, got a unique national focus tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion). Without the expansion New Zealand utilizes the Generic national focus tree.

New Zealand's unique focus tree has five main branches:

  • The First Labour Government acts as the political tree, providing both a means to deal with internal issues, and mutually exclusive branches on whether to remain within the Commonwealth, or to push for Independence as a Democratic, Fascist or Communist country.
  • Transfer the New Zealand Division focuses on developing a navy through construction of dockyards and bonuses to ship and naval doctrine research.
  • Expand the NZPAF provides bonuses to aircraft and air doctrine research.
  • National Roads Board acts as the industrial tree, buffing industrial capacity, resource extraction and research slots.
  • Army Reforms focuses on bonuses for Infantry, Armour and Artillery, and construction of military industry capacity.


Technology[edit]

In the 1936 scenario, New Zealand starts with the first two infantry equipment technologies, Support Equipment, Engineer Company I, Recon Company I, the Mark V great war tank, Transport Ship, and the 1936 Swordfish naval bomber already researched. They also have Trench Warfare in the Grand Battleplan land doctrine and Fleet in Being in the Fleet in being naval doctrine unlocked. If the "Together for Victory" expansion has been activated, then through the Commonwealth Research technology sharing bonus, New Zealand also gets a research time reduction for 19 different technologies across various research trees. If fully independent, New Zealand can obtain a fourth and fifth research slot.

Army Technology Naval Technology Air Technology Electronics & Industry
  • Infantry Eq. I
  • Engineer Company I
  • Recon Company I
  • Great War Tank
  • Light Cruiser I
    • Upgraded Leander Class
  • Transport Ship
  • Naval Bomber I
  • None
Doctrines
  • None

In 1939, New Zealand's research has advanced considerably compared to that of the 1936 scenario. It now has one additional infantry equipment and two support equipment technologies researched. It also has the first two light tanks, and first medium and heavy tank, Interwar Artillery, the first anti-tank artillery, and the 1936 fighter and tactical bomber researched. In the naval research tree, the 1922 cruiser and the 1936 destroyer has been researched. New Zealand's Grand Battleplan Doctrine has advanced by one, Battlefleet Concentration and Submarine Operations have been unlocked in the Fleet In Being naval doctrine tree, and Air Superiority in the Strategic Destruction air doctrine tree has been unlocked.

Like in the 1936 scenario, New Zealand is a British Dominion and receives a research time reduction through the Commonwealth Research bonus. This time, they receive a research time reductions for 42 technologies.

Politics[edit]

National spirits[edit]

New Zealand doesn't start with any national spirits in either the 1936 or 1939 scenario.

Laws[edit]

1936
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/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed
1939
Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Limited Conscription.png Limited Conscription
  • 2.5% Recruitable population
Early Mobilization.png Early Mobilization
  • 25% Consumer Goods factories
  • –10% Factory construction speed
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • –5% Research time
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed

Political parties[edit]

Party name Ideology Popularity Leader Ruling
New Zealand Labour Party Democracy Democratic 88.20% Michael Joseph Savage, Peter Fraser (1939) Yes
Communist Party of New Zealand Communism Communist 0.00% Elsie Farrelly No
New Zealand Legion Fascism Fascist 0.00% John Ormond No
New Zealand National Party Neutrality Non-Aligned 11.70% Sidney Holland No

Ministers[edit]

New Zealand has the choice of six ministers, which are the same in both the 1936 and 1939 scenario. Note that three of the ministers — Enrique Gil Gilbert, Isidro Ayora Cueva, and Jorge Luna Yepes — are shared with Ecuador and are Ecuadorian political figures. This was unintended and will be fixed in a future update.

Advisor Type Effect Cost
A.E. Davy Ideological Crusader Same ideology monthly opinion: +100.00% Political Power 150
W.A. Veitch-Milne Prince of Terror Effect of partisans on us: -25.00%
Foreign subversive activities efficiency: -30%
Political Power 150
Walter Nash Armaments Organizer Civilian to Military Factory conversion cost: -20.00% Political Power 150
Enrique Gil Gilbert Communist Revolutionary Daily Communism Support: +0.10
Gets event 'Communism on the Rise' (if not Communism Communist)
Political Power 150
Isidro Ayora Cueva Democratic Reformer Daily Democracy Support: +0.10
Gets event 'Move Towards Democracy' (if not Democracy Democratic)
Political Power 150
Jorge Luna Yepes Fascist Demagogue Daily Fascism Support: +0.10
Gets event 'Fascism on the Rise' (if not Fascism Fascist)
Political Power 150

Economy[edit]

In 1936, New Zealand is extremely resource poor, only producing 6 units of tungsten in South Island. By completing the New Zealand Steel and Taranaki Oil national focuses, North Island can respectively produce 10 steel and 5 oil. Both of these national focuses are automatically unlocked at the start of the 1939 scenario.

New Zealand also has a very low production capacity, with only one military and four civilian factories located in North Island in 1936, and no factories in South Island . It can gain four more civilian and six more military factories through their unique national focus tree available with Together for Victory, as oppose to three military and four civilian factories through the generic national focus tree. In the 1939 scenario, North Island has three military and six civilian factories with the Bureau of Industry and Domestic Army Industry national focuses already unlocked.

1936[edit]

Oil.png
Oil
Aluminum.png
Aluminum
Rubber.png
Rubber
Tungsten.png
Tungsten
Steel.png
Steel
Chromium.png
Chromium
0 0 0 6 (-3) 0 0
1 Military factory Military Factory 4 Civilian factoryCivilian Factories 0 Naval dockyard Naval Dockyards

1939[edit]

Oil.png
Oil
Aluminum.png
Aluminum
Rubber.png
Rubber
Tungsten.png
Tungsten
Steel.png
Steel
Chromium.png
Chromium
5 (-3) 0 0 6 (-3) 10 (-5) 0
3 Military factory Military Factories 6 Civilian factoryCivilian Factories 0 Naval dockyard Naval Dockyards

Military[edit]

1936[edit]

At the start of the game, New Zealand has the smallest military of all of the British Dominions and one of the smallest in the world. In total, New Zealand utilizes 18.240K manpower and has an additional 3.51K available for use.

Army
Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 3
Army experience.png Total divisions 3
Air force
Type No.
Naval bomber.png Naval bomber 12
Air experience.png Total planes 12
Army
The entirety of the military consists of only three District Force infantry divisions made up of three infantry and cavalry battalions each.
Navy
The country lacks a navy, but has 70 convoys. It can acquire relatively easily a pair of Light Cruisers using the Transfer the New Zealand Division focus, which has no prerequisites.
Air force
There is a small air wing of 12 1936 Fairey Swordfish naval bombers stationed in the air base in North Island.

1939[edit]

By now, New Zealand has 26.72K manpower in use, but with limited conscription laws active, has 9.49K left available.

Army
Type No.
Infantry cropped.png Infantry 4
Army experience.png Total divisions 4
Navy
Type No.
Light Cruiser.png Light cruiser 2
Navy experience.png Total ships 2
Air force
Type No.
Naval bomber.png Naval bomber 36
Air experience.png Total planes 36
Army
In the 1939 scenario, the New Zealand Army is strengthened by a single Infantry Division made up of six infantry battalions with recon and engineer support companies.
Navy
The navy is made up of two 1922 C Class light cruisers docked in Auckland. New Zealand's convoy fleet is also increased to 120.
Air force
A wing of 36 Swordfish naval bombers are stationed in North Island. There are an additional 56 Swordfish naval bombers and 30 Vickers Wellington tactical bombers stockpiled, but not in use.

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