So job to do civilise Korea a.s.a.p. As soon as civilised the game is over.
Level V.Hard/Furious Vanilla V1.03C Requirements 100 Prestige 50 industry 10 military.
For those of you who dont know this is Korea.
And we want to turn Korea from this
So a little back ground info.
Korea has a population of approx 48 million. Literacy is 4% and RP's at max are 0.04 YEAH.
Korea at the start has a Reactionary Conservative Party in power like so
And I'm not gonna change it cos Universal Sufferage costs £48,000.
We have no relations with any great powers.
And our level of technology is a little lacking.
However we have some good rgo's which can be developed once civilised
So first things first. I set clippers to buy 1 and lumber and cement to buy 305. Yes 305! Madness yes but I really need those materials for colonising. And if I can stimulate demand then I will get them quicker. Jan 12 I have 90 lumber. Good as this is difficult to get sometimes, especially I presume as an unciv.
So these were the initial budget settings
So lowest tax possible and max tariff cos it's more efficient than tax as an unciv. This gives some good income for my colonising gambit.
Of course when I look at my pop incomes there starving but it's for the good of the country so...
March 23 I have 305 lumber that should last a few years.
Apr 36 I begin to improve relations with Prussia as they are a Monarchy like me and the have national trait Order. So it's easy to build relations (Monarchy) and military techs are cheaper.
Feb 37 I set a buy order for 1000 cement cos I have to encourage supply for this by a high price. This allows me to colonise.
So when funds became available I slapped down a few colonies
So all the usual suspects.
So in Aug 38 disaster strikes and no-one wants to talk to us
But in December we still have some luck and get a good prize.
May 39 we have to settle for only 2 claims.
France holding the other. Nevermind they are valuable.
Next I build some clipper transports.
And we get some research points. Hmm it would only take me 4 years to get that many myself.
Now everybody likes a good opera here's 10% of the prestige requirement already.
Build some MOW's.
In April 41 my first claims become ready. However I do not claim them.
May 41 I improve my relations with Prussia.
And then we advance 10 fold.
Not bad for 2 claims.Although they are claimable.
Now lets look closer at these techs
Most important is the ability to be able to build something other than irregulars cos they stink. Also if I do ever get any machine parts I can build most factories with freetrade. The other 2 techs help the armies to fight and recover morale.
So Clausewitzian Theory fires improving the armies.
Then I order some cavalry.
Now these guys can really kick some unciv ass.
So all the game I have been looking for a suitable target. Cos when I annex a unciv I get 5PP per province. Well China/Japan are a bit to big to swallow in one go so I'll have to look elsewhere
Hmm so who's it gonna be
Well at least they pay me for the pleasure. I give them this land cos unciv's can only DOW there neighbour. Yes this is exploitive but what am I gonna do DOW China??
Moving troops into position
The moment of truth
Now this guy on the mountain dont stand a chance
He breaks within a week
Now resistance is futile
Welcome under my wing!BB is 18.82
Now I love Prestige but hate BB so lets make a satellite
BB now 9.82 I didnt actually want to keep the other provinces. Oh well live and learn.
March 44 order up some more Cav Cur's x20.
Now I just love Prestige
Now Tripoli being bankrupt is a perfect candidate for annexation.
Just takes a long time to get there.
So same old trick.
They are swiftly annexed and satellited giving me 151PP and 11.51BB.
Due to Ifnii being complete I place a claim in Draa.
All this time I've been worried about my land border with UK I would hate to be eaten!
However the G.P I have been sucking up to dont like me anymore, a quick check shows Prussia have gone Democratic!
Feb 46 I claim all of my colonies. My PP is 341 6th in world.
However I dont like land borders when I have BB over 10 and a military score of 5 so I trade with UK.
In Apr 46 my Prestige is 2nd cos of the AI warmongering.Hehe.
Now Morroco is on the edge of bankruptcy but refuses to go under. I'll watch them like a hawk.
June 47 a new university is founded and I get 3 more. Only -41 now!
Sometimes I like random events
Now I dont wanna digress but here's what happens when you come out of Monarchy as Prussia. A nasty little event called Bismarck's counter revolution.
Here's my national ranking in Dec 49.
Lots of riots happening in my lands next to Siam however the friendly Siamese always retake the territory for me.
Now I could do with some better UK relations
Built some missions in Algeria to stop the French. Who knows I might get a tech from it.
Now I like this makes it a lot easier
Love it a whole 10% of military score.
Yep I sure like those British
Enough came my way till October 56 for these factories
And I kept sucking up to those dashing and courageous British
I digress again but I like it
Prussia are doing well.
July 57 my first factory is ready. I begin promoting my largest pops.
Dec 57 I trade Cameroon for £13000 only after converting the pops to soldiers and demobbing my own
Spent a lot of money on promoting pops of course I need some more. So I go to my friends and allies the Brits.
With this I promote a few more pops
And then it's enough. I deploy my troops and I am civilised.
End of game budget non optimised economy
End game screen
Overall an enjoyable game. I could have done some other things but my goal was just to civilise my first country. I hope you've enjoyed it. I would also like some feedback so that we can see what other ways are better.