Peru VIP 03C Normal/Normal
First AAR for me still learning a lot of things. All comments, strategies welcome.
Peru began for me on October 18 1837 after being made independant from Bolivia.
It's a Presidential Dictatorship with South Andean culture. Literacy 13.4% 0.50 rp/month. Not bad. 1.6 million people. No soldiers or officers a few clergy and aristocracy.
So looking around Ive got 3 sulphur and 2 iron provinces not bad and the others are just wool and cattle.
The intial budget.
At the end of the first month my income was 15 a day.
In the first month the Agustin Gamarra event fired with me getting some much needed troops.
At the end of the month I became a Democracy to get better relations with Chile,Argentina,Columbia, Venezuala +100 relations all now.
The first tech I researched was Stock Exchange as the benefits are large increases in tax efficiency. But in VIP it's 13 RP's so it takes a while.
While I'm waiting fot these guys
I decide to build my first factory.
Thought it would be a good idea as I only had 5 mp's but with craftsmen costing £5000 to convert and the cost of the goods also, it never really worked out.
On July 38 we discover Clausewitzian theory which was good as I'd just lost defending to rebels on a mountain with twice as many troops.
When I discovered Stock Exchange I traded with the Yanks
In July 38 I entered into a alliance with Chile which covered my back as Ive only got 3 divisions.
I then converted a 10k pop to a clergymen. I wouldnt in vanilla but in VIP it costs £1000 but £7500 for a clerk. Also I know this guy will stick around.
Then some Pastry war begins between Mexico and France. What's that. Some kind of bakery bun fight
Nov 38 I order 3 clippers for surveying purposes.
On Feb 1840 I declare a preventative war on the world hated Georgians.
More of a Prestige seeking war than anything.
Of course such an imperialistic nation like this know's no shame even deploying troops onto my positions.
But of course resistance was futile and peace was made
So for this war to halt the Georgian expansion I gain 52PP and the world is a safer place.
When I'd worked off my tech deficit I then traded with Argentina. Not that I want to help my neighbours but it was a good deal.
I will update later I have till Nov 45 on paper. Find out how I annex UK.