NOTE: I was going to spend a great deal of time on a "story" as I progressed, but there is a whole lot of time where nothing happens and I got bored, so it is presented in the "raw" as it were.Jan 1 2020
Aleksandar assumes the leadership role and inherits a terrible economy;
Inflation -9.4% (negative)
: Start Tech Level 88
We only have one research facility and much thought is put into which technology to research. With our geographical position and potential enemies all around, we should concentrate on defense. If we cannot survive it matters not what our long term goals are.
Large Bore Artillery Rifles – This will lead to improved artillery units to bolster our valiant garrisons.FINANCE
We want our scientists to be as knowledgeable as possible; Education Spending maxed.
Our infrastructure is crumbling, we cannot hope to rebuild our economy if trucks cannot ply the roads.
Infrastructure spending moved to max.Taxes
We do not move these for now.DEFENSE
Active Staff: 5,850
We have 1 Land Fabrication Facility and no Air, Sea or Missile.
Light Infantry units ordered to be constructed continuously.PRODUCTION
Zero Petroleum capability
Zero Metal Ore capability
Zero Uranium capability
Zero Military Goods capability
Agriculture, Water, Timber, Coal, Electricity, Consumer Goods and Industry Goods are good for now.
4 Jan 2020
After running for a few days it is clear we will be bankrupt very soon. We will have to swallow a bitter pill in order to cure the disease.
Water price locked at 200% as it is the only resource which can generate trade income at this time. We will seek closer ties with Saudi Arabia by selling them water with the goal to eventually be able to get great deals on their petroleum.
A Mid-sized Military Goods plant is ordered in Skopje. This will tax us greatly as we are already in the red, but is a must if we are to defend ourselves.
Jan 5 2020
We initiate our first trade with Saudi, they really need Fresh Water. I am not going to post every trade for water as it is likely to be an everyday event, but this first one gives you a view of what they will pay and what our Diplomatic and Civilian Ratings are.
Feb 8 2020
We now have a surplus of Military Goods of 28 Tons.
The Military Goods facility needs Industry Goods to produce its product, this means we now have a deficit of Industry Goods.
The positive side is that we no longer have to purchase Military Goods from World Market and we are now in the green on a daily basis, at least for the moment.
We again are going to bite the bullet and order construction of an Industrial Goods plant. We have one Mid-sized plant and I was tempted to just order the Large but in the end ordered one more Mid.
One again we are in the red. It was decided to try to sell excess Coal, we considered several countries, but I the end settled with Qatar and the UK as they offered the best prices for a set amount of coal. This will be a regular event just as our water sales are.
Jan 17 2020
Feb 12 2020
We get our first incoming trade offer; Canada offers $320.92M Ind Goods for $519.70M. Needless to say we refuse as the requested amount is more than half our treasury.
Feb 14 2020
Domestic Approval Rating is very low, 19% and falling. We our trying to convince our people that we cannot instantly correct the years and years of problems. We look at our budget and lower Sales Tax from 25% to 20%. This should make the people slightly happier as they can afford to purchase more Consumer Goods. At the same time I will bump the Consumer Goods price up just a bit so it is win win.
Feb 15 2020
We receive three offers of Military Units. The only one that looks appealing at this time if from Belarus.
I really considered the T-80s from Pakistan but they wanted more than was in my treasury.
Feb 16 2020
Mar 9 2020
We are still in the green and I have stopped daily trades, treasury growing and the Ind Gds plant will complete in 6 days. I have received several offers of military units but have passed on them. Some were very good offers but we have decided to do our utmost to pay down the Debt. The monthly interest payment is a burden.
Mar 15 2020
We now have excess of everything except Petroleum and Metal Ore.
Mar 25 2020
We make our first Bond Repayment
Jun 2 2020
Large Bore Artillery Rifles completes. Artillery Locating Radar is added.
Jun 18 2020
We paused the Large Bore Artillery Rifles in order to research Elite Forces. These units are much stronger than Light Infantry easier to hide (higher Stealth) and require half the manpower. Bottom line, double the amount of units able to field with existing manpower, harder hitting and harder to spot.
Jun 22 2020
Today we raised our Health Care spending to suggested levels. When reviewing our population’s movement I noticed an alarming trend. When you total the Deaths and the Emigration it far out paces the Immigration and Births. We are losing people, that has to stop.
Jul 1 2020
We made our 2nd Bond Repayment, total Debt is now $4,530m
Jul 16 2020
Now this was a VERY interesting offer. Yes it was an old model, but I had no planes at all. My treasury was sitting at $958M at this time. You better believe I paused the game and went to get a sandwich as I mulled it over.
In the end, after about an hour, I did purchase it.
Jul 18 2020
We raised Environment, Cultural, Family, and Law Enforcement to suggested levels. All part of the plan to stop the population from leaving.
As a side note, I had been purchasing all missile offers I got. One day after buying the Flanker I got an offer of 25 RGM-84D Harpoons and could not afford them.
Aug 12 2020
By this date, we had reversed our population flow, we were now growing.
Sep 23 2020
Another Bond Repayment. Total Debt now: $4,077M
Oct 26 2020
Another Bond Repayment: Debt Now: $3,624M
On this date we also move the final category of Social Spending, Social Assistance, to suggested levels.
Dec 22 2020
Bond Repayment x 2 Current Debt: $2,718M
Dec 30 2020
Bond Repayment x 2. Current Debt: $1,812M
By this time I was selling water to Saudi again, but only once my stock topped 200K. I would sell 100K at a time and get approx. $375M per trade.
Dec 31 2020
Tech Level advance
Jan 1 2021
The difference one year makes.
This coming year I am considering declaring war.