Unorganized Siberian Territories

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Unorganized Siberian Territories
The Isolated Settlements of Northern Siberia,
The Wilderness of Northeastern Siberia
From top to bottom: Central Siberian Anarchy, Far Eastern Anarchy
The territories are shown in Light Green
TAG = NRL (Central Siberia), OMO (Far East)
Market Type Anarchic

The Unorganized Siberian Territories is a term used to refer to the territories of north-eastern Siberia that are not under the control of any one of the Russian warlords at game start. Starting from the north and proceeding clockwise, the Unorganized Siberian Territories border the Arctic Ocean, the Bering Sea, Kamchatka, the Sea of Okhotsk, Magadan, Yakutia, Buryatia, Irkutsk, the Siberian Black Army, Tomsk and the Free Aviators.

In-Game Description[edit | edit source]

Central Siberia:[edit | edit source]

When the Siberian Plan was drafted by the economists of the Soviet Union, there were great plans for the northern parts of central Siberia. Roads would connect the desolate wastelands with the rest of Russia, industries were to be built atop the region's bountiful mineral deposits and cities would be built where once there was nothing. All those lofty plans quickly turned into ash as the thirties went on. Shovels could barely pierce the permafrost and the use of forced labor became commonplace. Instead of being integrated into the industrial cities to the south, a rough patchwork of improvised roads barely connected a few towns and Gulag complexes. Once the Great Patriotic War began, the development plans for the region were largely abandoned except for the rapid exploitation of the mines in the far north by forced labor. When the Great Patriotic War was lost, the region fell into abject disrepair and isolation.

Today, only the decayed metal husks of great projects remind the few people who venture here from the southern portions of Siberia of the great projects of the Siberian Plan. The gulags are deserted, the mines are long since derelict, and the few roads built into the region have largely been consumed by the harsh elements of Siberia itself. What little life exists in this edge of the world now more closely resembles that of centuries ago with isolated hunting and subsistence farming communities scraping by as they have for hundreds of years before industrialization briefly reached this part of the world. And as long as the anarchy persists in the rest of Russia, things are unlikely to change for a hundred more years.

Far East:[edit | edit source]

In the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse, no successor or splinter states have emerged in the most isolated peripheries of Siberia. Without any centralized bureaucracy, infrastructure, industry, large-scale trade, or long-distance communication to unite the region, the villages have largely reverted to the lifestyle they have held for centuries: subsistence farming, hunting, and animal herding. The local Yakut, Eveny, and Chukchi peoples have returned to practicing their shamanistic beliefs free of interference, and the Orthodox Russian villages do not bother to trouble them. The furthest anyone usually goes is over to the next village over, and residents may go many years before hearing a single scrap of news from the outside world.

While the region may be rich in resources, the warlords in more habitable climes to the south and west see no point in conquering them. The size of the region, the lack of roads, and the harshness of the winters are enough to deter any sensible despot from attempting such a foolish action. And there is little danger in simply ignoring them - the closest most of the villages have to an army is a few old men armed with even older hunting rifles. It seems that unless the people of Siberia are able to somehow unify themselves or are conquered by a successful claimant to Russia's legacy, they will continue to eke out an existence as they always have: isolated and alone, on the edge of the world.

History[edit | edit source]

Northeastern Siberia was one of the last regions of Siberia to come under Russian control, only being conquered in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Soviet Union under Bukharin would attempt to build up the region's infrastructure and industry via the SIberian Plan, but following the collapse of the Soviet Union at Germany's hands civil order throughout the entirety of northeastern Siberia completely broke down, and the industrial projects were abandoned. Now northeastern Siberia is in complete anarchy, a situation that is unlikely to change any time soon.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The Unorganized Siberian Territories begin with the following national spirit at game start:

Name In-Game Description Effects
Isolated Villages Cold and unforgiving; this is what defines this part of the earth. With whatever human communities sparse and spread out, this area is not going to pose much of a threat to outside forces. Division Organization: -70.0%

Recruitable Population Factor: -100%

Research Speed: -100%

The Unorganized Territories themselves are split between two tags at game start. The "NRL" tag controls the unorganized territories in Central Siberia, and the "OMO" tag controls the unorganized territories in the Far East. The "Isolated Villages" national spirit means the Unorganized Territories' AI cannot do anything whatsoever, so the unorganized territories will simply idle to themselves until the territories are annexed.

Once the Central Siberian unifier has reached the regional stage, they will be able to annex the Central Siberian unorganized territories by means of a decision. Meanwhile, sometime after the German Civil War has broken out the Far Eastern unorganized territories will be united by Alexander Men as the Divine Mandate of Siberia.