January 2-5 - Minister conference held in Caracas focuses on long-term, annual planning and what to do about continuing support for Colombian-based insurgents. Several groups have camps on the Venezuelan side of the border. While our relations with Colombian government are respectable and not deteriorating, we are anxious to gain control of Colombia. The Colombian's continue to claim large tracks of land inside Venezuela, including the Mariciabo peninsula (...well ok, we also claim the large chunks of inland lands inside Colombia
), while we wish to settle
existing land disputes in our favour.
The Minister's agreed that we should expand our relations into Central Asia as well, including Kazakhstan, while continuing the policy of making Allies of all the Caribbean states and Central America.
Our industrial expansion will continue, with an emphasis on: Electric Power (meeting only @ 60-65% of demand, with some daily imports); Consumer Goods (continue 1 or 2-days supply); with a continued policy of exporting Oil for monies, and will begin heavier exports of Industrial Goods and
open up Military Goods for sale for the first time....we have several years supply of both and can lessen oil exports by exporting Indr. Gds and MilGds to continue social obligations, military expansion, etc.
Military expansion will focus on heavy unit construction and long-term naval and aircraft unit types.
This policy is adopted because if we are to prepare for War in 2023 (as tentatively authorized by the Minister's meeting), building Infantry units types now only draws from available Manpower resources and makes our effort to keep 'above 2%' unemployment possible. Cabinet Minister's meeting has given autorization to increase DEFCON anytime after June 1st, and at increments of One Level every 2-months if required. War autorization has been given approval between Jan 1 and Feb 1st, 2023.
January 5 - Taiwan - ACQ: F-5E Tiger II fighter-interceptor unit design.
Criminal Extradition - Philippines.
17 - Air Transit: Norway
Kazakhstan exhange deal for BTR-60 APC + 7,380-tons industrial goods for 9K58-B
Smerch MRL unit design.
18 - Research: Military Submarine Design completed;
replaced with Naval SAM Ordnance technology.
Turkmenistan: SOLD S-58T transport helicopter unit design.
19 - FFOL - Vietnam signs treaty
Crimminal Extradition: Kazakhstan signs.
Kazakhstan: SOLD S-58T Turbo Chotah transport helo unit design.
Research: Artillery Locating Radar unit technology completed.
23 - Timber Mill facility at X500 Y383 completed in southern Amazon basin.
27 - Georia Republic: SOLD T-71T PGM patrol craft unit design.
29 - Goods-Consumer Mid facility completed at Barinas city in western zone.
Cuba: SOLD BTR-60 APC unit design.
February 1 - DAR - 49.9% and positive.
4 - Elite Forces (#1) completed; replaced on line by: 1 x M41A-3 Cockerill 90 lt. tank.
Q'd: 1 x 9K58-B Smerch MRL unit.
Re-opened Land Forces Fabrication Plant #2 - ordered: 1 x SA-4 Ganef SAM
Free Trade: Nicaragua.
6 - Free Trade; Mexico.
8 - Crimmnal Extradition: United Kingdom signs.
10 - Ukraine: ACQ: Mig-25P Foxbat-A fighter-interceptor unit design
11 - Free Trade: Ukraine
16 - Mutual Defense: Nicaragua treaty signed.
17 - Naval Fabrication Facility No. 3 completed on Punto Fijo peninsula.
Construction begun on: Power - Other at San Fernando de Apure
Crimminal Extradition: Ukraine signs.
19 - Ukraine: ACQ: SKR-1135 Krivak-III frigate unit design.
21 - LOS - Ukraine signs treaty.
March 1 - DAR - 48.5% and positive trend.
South Africa: ACQ: AH-2 Rooivalk attack helicopter unit design.
Labour Force Shortage notice - 2.1% unemployment - this is improvment
5 - New Technology level reached: "94"
Re-activated Aircraft Fabrication Plant No.2 - ordered: 1 x Mig-25P Foxbat A unit.
Turkmenistan: SOLD 100-mm BS-3 M1944 anti-tank unit design.
Free Trade: Colombia and East Timor sign treaties.
6 - LOS: Switzerland signs treaty - been selling to alot of oil and now industrial goods.
Japan: ACQ: Advanced Radar Electronics technology - anxious to obtain to acquire
a future AEW/AWACS aircraft, preferable jet Yak-44 unit design.
Mutual Defense: Spain signs treaty.
Research: MIM-23 HAWK SAM unit design completed; begun VTOL Aircraft Design
7 - A-4B Skyhawk unit (#2) completed, ordered loaded with ASM missiles and deployed
to Punto Fijo airbase.
Ordered: 1 x KC-130F Hercules aerial refueling aircraft.
Ecuador: SOLD BTR-60 APC unit design.
17 - Timber Mill at X500 Y383 completed.
Naval Fabrication Facility No. 3 completed - placed in in-active status.
26 - LOS - Dominica signs treaty.
27 - Mutual Defense - Haiti signs treaty
M41A-3 Cockerill 90 light tank design (#2) completed.
Closed Land Fabric Plant No. 1 for Worker's Holiday....re-open in couple weeks.
28 - Formal Alliance: Honduras
30 - Agriculture facility at X461 Y364 completed.
April 1 - DAR - 50% and negative trend.
Labour Shortage Notice - 2.1%....remains stable.
SA-4 Ganef SAM (#1) unit completed; ordered: 1 x Centurion AVLB bridge laying unit.
Free Trade: Netherlands signs.
7 - Air Transit: Netherlands signs treaty...wish to obtain ability to overfly Dutch controlled
Aruba and Williamstad islands off Punta Fijo Air Base, especially for ASW and MPA
air missions, without having to fly around them.
11 - Finland - ACQ: F/A-18E Super Hornet multi-role fighter unit design.
14 - Daphne (SS-641) submarine (#1) completed.
17 - China: ACQ: Yak-44 AWACS unit design, in trade for commodities and cash.
East Timor: SOLD BTR-60 APC unit design.
26 - Free Trade: Croatia....been selling them oil and some industrial goods commodities.
28 - Industrial Complext (X500 Y369) completed adjacent Tucupita city on island, in
northern Amazon Basis area....planning on several industrial plants at this location.
New road to city already completed - still awaiting bridge to be completed.
30 - PC - ASW (#2) completed; ordered: 1 x PC - ASW (#3) - planning on four ships.
Labour Shortage Notice - 2.1%......holding steady - unlikely to increase due to our
government "full employment" policies!
May 1 - DAR - 48.6% and negative trend - probably due to growing taxe %. Need to reduce.
4 - Goods-Consumer Mid completed at Puerto Ayachcho in far southern Amazon basin.
17 - KC-130F Hercules (#1) unit completed; closed down Aircraft Fabric Plant No.1;
still in production at No. 2 is Mig-25P Foxbat A (35-days).
18 - Formal Alliance: Guyana signs....good move to keep Brazil from invading, giving us
opportunity to go to war with Brazil...
Industrial Complex facility at X455 Y369 adjacent Guanare city completed.
20 - Taiwan: ACQ: Yuen Feng (AP-524) transport unit design acquired.
21 - China: ACQ: Type 041 Yuan diesel-attack submarine design acquired. Should begin
this design construction about October and is valued for its quality and anti-ship
missile carrying ability.
East Timor: SOLD 106-mm M40A1 RR anti-tank unit design. East Timor had no ability
to produce anti-tank weaponry, so anticipate this would improve defense ability if
Indonesia goes to war to acquire territory.
23 - Re-opened Land Fabrication Plan No.2 - ordered: 1 x Engineer unit.
Barracks begun at Punto Fijo city.
Belarus: ACQ: 122-mm 2S1 Gvozdika SPG unit design - this was acquired in case
130-mm M1992 SPG of North Korean design does not prove out well.
Defense Minister's meeting: several priorities and new unit construction plans were decided upon
during extensive three-day conference of military head's of the army, navy and air forces. These
Ground - 2 x Leopard 2A5 MBT, 2 x SA-4 Ganef long-range SAM; 1 x 130-mm M1992 SPG;
2 x Engineer (needed to speed ongoing industrial projects); second 9K58 Smerch MRL;
2 x 122-mm 2S1 SPG
Naval: second C.F. Adams (DDG-2) missile destroyer; third and fourth PC - ASW ships;
second Frosch-II LSM; 1 x Type 041 Yuan SS; 1 x Towada (AOR-422) mid-sized refueling ship.
Air: second S-2T Turbo Tracker ASW; 1 x Yak-44 AWACS; second Mig-25P Foxbat-A interceptor.
Note: SA-4 Ganef SAMs continue to be built because of their long-range; closer to decision date to
go to war, will begin MIM-23/HAWK SAM as point-defense SAM system, along with MANPADS/
shoulder-fired SAM units - but not until late in the current year.
25 - St. Kitts & Nevis: SOLD 106-mm M40A1 RR AT unit design.
28 - TPZ-1 Transportpzr (#2) completed; ordered: 1 x 9K58-B Smerch MRL (#2).
30 - Water Works completed at Mariara city.
Barracks begun at Carupano in the eastern zone.
Road project, extending road to Puerto Ayachcho from San Fernando de Apure in
south central Venezuela begun - major bridge crossing will be required to reach P.Ay.
31 - Labour shortage notice: 2.2% unemployment.
June 1st - DAR - 47.4% and positive trend.
5- Re-opened Aircraft Fabrication Plan No. 1; ordered: 1 x Yak-44 AWACS (#1) unit.
Germany: ACQ: Leopard 2A5 MBT unit design acquired.
6 - U.S.: ACQ: Newport (LST-1179) landing ship tank unit design acquired.
Pz-55 Centurion 3 medium tank design completed - older tank design, not fast but
acceptable ability to kill APCs involved attacking cities. Therefore, plan to make only
if needed to defend our cities, in combination with garrisons, ATGMs and gun ATs.
Will sell in Central America if Mexico or others attack the area.
8 - Power - Coal facility completed at San Fernando de Apure city in south.
9 - Barracks at X454 Y356 completed.
12 - FFOL - Germany.....we need those German technicians
15 - Ukraine: ACQ: Mig-25RB Foxbat B - this is rated incorrectly - its a Recon unit and
also capable of air-to-ground/ASM attacks (not rated to carry missiles at this time).
Plans are to produce two units.
Research: Satellites completed - began Ballistic Launch Physics research.
New Zealand - SOLD 106-mm M40A1 RR AT unit design.
16 - Barracks at Carupano on east coast completed.
Begun Radar Station in southwest adjacent Rubio city, to cover Colombian air space.
17 - Research: VTOL Aircraft design completed - begun: VTOL Carrier design.
18 - Crimminal Extradition: New Zealand signs treaty.
20 - LOS: New Zealand signs.
21 - Second 9K58-B Smerch MRL completed; ordered: 1 x 130-mm M1992 SPG unit.
27 - Goods-Consumer Mid facility completed at X500 Y369.
29 - Mutual Defense: Surinam...insures our ability to intervene if Brazil attacks.
30- Missile Fabricatoin Plant No. 1 closed. Adequate Reserve missile capacity achieved.
July 1 - DAR - 47.6% and negative trend. This maybe due to rising tax rates - try to lower.
Power - Other plant at Merida city completed
Began Water Works at Tucuplita city industrial complex.
2 - Timber Mill at X455 Y369 completed.
Military Complext at X437 Y377 completed - for building Radar Site No. 2 in Northeast.
Began Land Fabrication Plan No. 3 at military complex south of Barcelona city.
5 - Radar Site No. 1 completed at X437 Y377 south of Rubio city in southwest corner.
9 - Formal Alliance: Chile signs - this is a gamble, because we also have a treaty with
neighbor Argentina; Chile has been a major recipiant of Oil, Indrustrial Goods and
Military Goods sales, some in the $ 1BN level, in recent months. Seem the right thing
to do, though they offer us no beneficial military unit designs or technologies.
10 - FFOL: Costa Rica signs treaty.
Completed 130-mm M1992 SPG and Engineer (#5) units.
Ordered: 1 x SA-4 Ganef SAM; Q'd: 1 x Leopard 2A5 MBT
Second Land Fabrication Plant temporarily closed to raise Unemployment levels, as we are
not in immediate need of these large, expensive units, until a firm decision on a war
date is given by Minister's Council.
15 - Air Transit: Grenadines signs...tough governments...hard to get any treaties.
18 - Hungary: SOLD F-5A/B Freedom Fighter fighter-interceptor design for $ 268M.
19 - Poland: SOLD F-5A/B Freedom Fighter fighter-interceptor design for $248M.
Free Trade: Hungary
Kazakhstan: SOLD F-5A/B Freedom Fighter fighter-interceptor design for $242M.
22- Re-opened Naval Fabrication Facility No. 2; ordered: 1 x Newport LST unit; Q'd 2nd DDG.
Current naval production: 1 x C.F. Adams (DDG-2) DDG (125-days); Q: 1 x Type 041
Yuan SS (unit #1).
China: ACQ: Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker multi-role fighter in $1.5BN deal for commodities.
23 - Finland: SOLD F-5A/B fighter interceptor design for $ 305M.
24 - Finland: SOLD S-58T Turbo Choctah transport helo design for $ 46M, exchange for Water
26 - LOS: Indonesia
31 - Completed Naval SAM Ordnance technology design; degun: Ballistic Missile technology.
Mongolia: SOLD 130-mm M46 artillery gun design...failed to sell F-5 and S-58T designs.
August 1 - DAR - minister did not record...sent to Amazon jungle for 30-days detention
Labour Shortage Notice - 2.1% - holding rather steady, and acceptable.
Land Fabrication Facility No. 3 completed - de-activated, for later use.
Current military production:
Ground: 1 x SA-4 Ganef SAM (38-days); Q'd - 1 x Leopard 2A5
Naval: 1 x Charles F. Adams DDG (115-d.); 1 x Newport LST (142-d/)
Q'd - 1 x Type 041 Yuan SS; 1 x Newport LST
Air: 1 x Yakovlev Yak-44 AWACS (27-d.), 1 x Mig-25RB Foxbat-B.
3 - FFOL - Mongolia - we need some good Horse riders for our Olympic team!
Philippines: ACQ: Mactan (ACK-90) AK transport unit design.
4 - UN OFFER No. 2
Reactive Armour - accepted and paid $ 800M.
5 - Non-Aggression Pact - Finland
7 - Gds - Consumer Mid facility completed at Guanare city.
Need to "cool off" economy and raise unemployment if possible
15 - Mongolia - SOLD AS.355 Twin Squirrel light helicopter unit design.
16 - Bulgaria - SOLD PGM-71 patrol craft unit design.
18 - Free Trade: BulgariaMONGOLIA DECLARES WAR ON CHINA !
Good grief, was it the AS.355 Twin Squirrel helicopter design sale that embolded the Mongolians to take on China ?
Well, of course, they did it successfully once before...but this is 2022.
China responded with a multi-tank thrust - comprising 2 x ZTZ-69-II (105-mm gun), 4 ZTZ-59, 1 x ZTS-62 (85-mm gun) light tank north of HohHot, destroying one Mongolian T-72 that came venturing down the road and crossed the border!
Mongolia failed to reinforce this meager offensive action from several supporting units that could have participated, based up the road at Ulan Baatar (Ulanbathor), or with the Mig-17F Fresco-C that as based on airfield half-way between Ulan Baatar and Chinese border....several MT-LB, Light Infantry units could have accompanied the T-72 and made real fight of it.
19 - Goods-Consumer Mid begun at Valera city. Despite having improved our unemployment numbers, this
is an essential manufacturing need, as we are barely providing one-day reserve of Demanded goods.
As we move closer to the day of war, we must not have a shortage here and it will also provide us
with a highly desirable export to earn funds, preferring to sell consumer goods rather than Military
or Industrial good, or Oil.
20 - Water Works completed at Tucupita (island) city.
Free Trade: Tajikstan.
Industrial Good production cut to 90%, Military Goods to 4% of Capacity to ease tight employment
market and we have at least one years peacetime supply available.
Foreign War News -
Several small engagements ocurred east of Nerchinsk in wooded areas of eastern Mongolia, as Chinese
single units moved across border areas; one fight involved a Mongolian BRDM-3 vs a Chinese BMP-3 in
heavily wooded terrain. Ultimately, the Chinese BMP unit got the upper hand. Mongolian air force Su-34
Flanker and a Mi-35 Hind-E helicopter gunship were based at nearby Nerchinsk - but did not fly in support !
22 - Military Complex begun adjacent San Fernando de Apure city in south - eventually to be new center
of missile manufacturing, ballistic fabrication facility, and land fabrication plant.
Industrial Goods production changed to 95% - ready market out there for our goods ! Especially in
Mongolia, which is taking major billion dollar deals with us for military goods, industrial goods and some
periodic other products (ores). Military Good production increased upwards to 20%.
Free Trade: Turkmenistan signs treaty.
23 - FFOL - Domica signs.
28 - Power - Petrol facility completed at Acarigua - our first petroleum power plant built.
Goods - Consumer Mid facilities completed at El Tigre city.
New Power - Other plant begun at Guanare city.
New Radar Site begun on Punto Fijo peninsula.
Supply Depot begun at San Cristobal city in southwest.
Yak-44 AWACS (#1) unit completed; replaced by: 1 x S-2T Turbo Tracker ASW (#2) unit.
Unemployment returns to 2.1%.
September 1 - DAR - 48% and negative trend.
3 - FFOL: New Zealand
4 - Air Transit: Philippines
Chile - SOLD PGM-71 patrol craft unit design.
Japan - ACQ: CH-145 Samurai heavy anti-submarine cruiser unit design, for Oil.
Note: Japan has sunk into incredible debt and cannot buy products....so, we keep tabs on
there monetary state and see what might be useful designs for us, within our Tech level.
6 - Military complex at X465 Y373 completed, north of San Fernando de Apure city in central zone.
Began Ballistic Development fabrication facility at new military complex (above).
Peru: SOLD PGM-71 patrol craft unit design.
LOS: Peru signs treaty.
8 - Completed SA-4 Ganef SAM (#3) unit - placed in reserve in eastern zone.
Ordered: 1 x Leopard 2A5 tank unit.
10 - VTOL Aircraft Carrier design research completed - now we need an airplane !
Replaced with "MLRS Wheeled Vehicle" military design.
East Timor: SOLD 35-mm GDF-0003 towed anti-aircraft unit design.
15 - Radar Station completed on Punta Fijo peninsula (X454 Y356).
16 - Goods-Consumer Mid facility completed at Valera city.
17 - Barracks completed at X456 Y364, at military complext near Barquismeto city.
20 - Ukraine: ACQ: Su-24 Fencer heavy attack aircraft unit design.
30 - Naval Fabrication Facility No. 3 re-opened; ordered: 1 x CH-145 Samarai DDH unit.
DEFCON at 2 - Guarded.
October 1 - DAR - 47.5% and positive trend.
Minister's Council Meeting - Chief of the military services and Defense Minister, accompanied later by the President of Venezuela, confered over a two-day conference and determinned that war could begin with Colombia between Jan. 1st and Feb. 1st, next year (2023). This approval from the Cabinet Minister's, therefore calls for several military steps involving military production to be undertaken, as well as in the economy. Petroleum sales will be reduced, a new Oil & Gas Field facility will be built, two Ground/Land Fabrication plants now closed will be re-opened and units built; Naval Fabrication (Shipyard) No. 3 will be re-opened for production of new PTG craft,
and a further one (or two) Ground/Land Fabrication plants will be built (first at San Fernando de Apure military complex in central zone). A priority list for new industrial and civilian project was also compiled (classified!).
2 - Land Fabrication plants re-opened: Ordered: No. 2:1 x 76-mm ZIS-3 arty - Q'd: 1 x 76-mm ZIS-3 arty;
No. 3: 1 x Light Infantry; Q'd: 1 x Light Infantry unit;
U/C - No. 1 -1 x Leopard 2A5 (58-days); Q'd: 2 x Light Infantry units;
Naval Fabrication (Shipyard) No. 3 re-opened: ordered 2 x Matka PTG (missile patrol craft);
Q'd: 1 x Mactan (ACK-90) landing ship vehicle/transport ship.
Military Complext at X488 Y360 north of San Fernando de Apure completed; began Ballistics
Development Facility begun - plus Land Fabrication Fac. (#4).
Crimminal Extradition: Dominica.
Formal Alliance: St. Lucia (island).
United Kingdom: ACQ: AV-8B Harrier II VTOL unit design.
3- Power - Other Facility completed at X500 Y369 adjacent Tucupita city.
Mutual Defense: Bahamas signs treaty.
6 - Radar station at X500 Y369 on Prolamar island completed in north-eastern zone.
Metal Ore production cut to 55% capacity - 141-days supply.....labour going into defense plants !
7 - Mig-25P Foxtbat B (#2) completed; ordered: 1 x Su-27SK Flanker multi-role fighter.
14 - S-2T Turbo Tracker (#2) completed; ordered: 1 x AH-2 Rooivalk attack helicopter unit.
16 - 76-mm ZIS-3 M1942 (#1) light artillery gun completed - sent to Marchiques city on western border
with Colombia. New units are being sent to this area to defend the small border cities, generally with
one light artillery (76-mm AT), one Conscript/Garrison unit, and one AT unit.
Ordered: 76-mm ZIS-3 AT (#2) unit.
21 - Goods - Consumer Mid completed at El Vigia city;
Began new Oil & Gas Field, south of Barcelona at current industrial oil field complex.
22 - No. 2 S-2T Turbo Tracker redeployed to Prolamar island naval air station, to cover approaches from
the eastern direction (Brazil ?) of hostile submarines.
New Military Complex begun north of Ciudad Guayana city, on north side of river - future site of
Ground Fabrication Fac. No. 5.
Goods Shortage Notice regarding Allies: South Africa; Chile; Guatemala and Belize.
Some sale follow to So. Africa, Belize and Guatemala - we have limited ability to provide....yuk.
26 - Land Fabrication Plant No. 4 completed at X465 Y373, north of San Fernando de Apure.
Ordered: 1 x Light Infantry;
1 x Light Infantry unit completed.
27 - Goods - Consumer facility begun at Maracaibo city in northwest region.
[where the game stands at present...going to war end of year.]
NOTE: This game ended due to release of new Update......significantly changing outcome.