Okay so I tried an entirely new strategy with germany in the europe map.
I tried emping up production without increasing factory amounts. My main focus was to research my way to supremecy, I researched the most usefull technologies for my economy. At one time I had a surpless of 1,7 billion each day (nett!!!) an unemployment of 3.4% (without adding factory's) and a research efficiency of 201% (research went fast
), I had 6 research facilities. GDP/c was 34,243. Also thanks to the enourmess technologic advances alot of industries were actually CUT without loss to production, I did this to make sure my unemployment would rise (sadly it didn't)
Obviously my economy was about to go tumbling down if I didn't start to cause unemployment to rise. Hoping that it would stall at 3.4%, sadly it didn't and went further to 2.9%, my profits were decreasing so I figured what the heck
I shutted down ALL basic goods production, such as ore, coal, petrolium, I couldn't shut down agriculture and timber because the territory itself was producing the needed demand!!! (wtf?!)...besides everything like that I only had electricity (on demand), consumer (capacity), industrial (capacity) and military (capacity) left working.
Although I was making 1700 M nett before, I knew I had to stop it because my unemployment was rising. I shutted the basics down except the industrial stuff...my unemployment was STILL FALLING!!!
I was producing stuff more costly than the world market by about 20% for every good!!! that means I was selling it for a loss of 20% per product!!! Somehow when I shut down those industries, I was actually LOSING money...eventhough the enourmess investments and the selling of the product below cost price should have resulted in an increase of money and unemployment
but it didn't!!! I saw my economy drop from 1700 nett to 800 nett and unemployment still falling. I then decided to cut on consumer products and industrial products. At first I was exporting 3 times the amount of consumer and industrial products compared to the demand. Now I was only exporting like 20% more than demand. I saved 2000 nett on that and now my suprless was 2000 nett (not trade surpless but tax surpless
), okay so my GDP/c only dropped like 2.000 to 32.000...and unemployment stopped at 3.4%. Okay so now I was investing that 2000 nett into research because I had money to spare so I might as wel spend it. So now I've got 10 research centers all on max funding. A gdp/c of 35,600 unemployment of 3% and all products being produced on demand (no basic resource production, only consumer, industrial, military), and I'm only exporting a small fraction.
It seems I still have a trade surpless of 200 M and a budget that breaks even. My costprice is still seriously to high and I should make a LOSS for selling these things. But if I don't export them than I have a 168 M trade deficit and a budget deficit of 80 M...so how is it possible that my economy is making profits from A) seriously overinvestment, B) selling at a loss, C) seriously low production.
hehe it just doesn't make sense.
Okay so now final results are.
4.000 M daily investment in research. (started with 700 M)
I think my overal production since start of the scenario has dropped by about 40%.
Unemployment about 3.1%
Selling somehow at a loss but making profits from it?!
And the actually most funny thing is, is that my economy is actually production wise worse off than it ever was, unemployment seems unrealisticly low at a non-producing country, I somehow manage to keep my gdp/c seriously high because I invest so much in research...(it seems my research is actually PAYING me at this stage, if I lower research my budget goes dead LOL and my economy crashes because income is now based on research, so because I research so much people have jobs and those jobs pay for their own research LOL). So now having an economy lower than ever I manage to be the most richest person in the game
I can farely constitute that my economy is simply so high because it is so high
sounds weird huh?! yeah it does to me...because I USED to make alot of money...the money that I MADE seems to be driving the economy now...lol
anyone want my savegame to see for themselves
sorry if I sound a bit strange with all the numbers and weird explanations but I don't know what the hell is making my economy work at the moment in my game.
Selling at a loss
Almost no production
economy drives on research
okay well enuff babbling...
Can someone experienced plz contact me so that he can download my savefile and tell me how the hell my economy is driving forward?!