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Principality of Vyatka
Вятское княжество
Vyatskoye knyazhestvo

Flag of Vyatka

Flag of the Russian Empire

Ruling Party Russian All-Military Union
Head of StatePrince Vladimir III
Head of GovernmentPrime Minister Vladimir Kharzhevsky
Sphere No Sphere
Foreign AlignmentNon-Aligned
Credit Rating Mediocre
Market Type Free Market Capitalism

The Principality of Vyatka is a Russian warlord state located in West Russia. It borders Komi to the north, the Order of St. George and the Aryan Brotherhood to the east, Bashkortostan and Samara to the south and Tatarstan and Vologda to the east.

Of the three monarchist warlords in Russia, Vyatka has the strongest claim to the throne of the long-overthrown Russian Empire as the state is headed by the head of the House of Romanov, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich, who styles himself as Tsar Vladimir III. He gained control of Vyatka by collaborating with the Germans during the West Russian War, and now he intends to reclaim the former lands of his Empire.

In-Game Description[edit | edit source]

As the West Russian Revolutionary Front surged towards Moskau, the Germans were desperate for assistance to halt their advance. They found that in Vladimir Romanov, rightful heir to the Russian empire, who had long dreamed of retaking his shattered homeland.

Permitted to assemble a division of Russian exiles and volunteers, Vladimir was able to participate in the counteroffensive against the Revolutionary Front. Unexpectedly for the germans, however, when the Revolutionary Front began to collapse and the Wehrmacht's own offensive stalled, Vladimir's did not, advancing to and seizing control of the lands around Vyatka.

Establishing a pocket of monarchist rule, Tsar Vladimir III now rules as a reluctant autocrat while preparing to retake the rest of the nation, knowing that it will take a strong hand to reunite Russia but hoping that his subjects will eventually have a voice in their government.

The Imperial state faces many challenges, including bickering generals, rival political cliques, and even questions of his own role and purpose in the government. Very soon the time will arrive when these questions will have to be answered, and the fate of both the Romanovs, and the Russian Empire, decided for all.

History[edit | edit source]

Yet Again[edit | edit source]

Ghost[edit | edit source]

The near-total collapse of Soviet authority in the wake of the West Russian War has, over the years, resulted in all manner of ambitious warlords rising through the ashes and staking their claim to Russia. One such group is a ghost from Russia's turbulent past: the remnants of the Romanov dynasty led by Vladimir III and his allies.

Empire's Strike[edit | edit source]

During the West Russian War, the hard-pressed German forces allowed a division of European émigrés loyal to the exiled Vladimir Krillovich to join the fight against the resurgent Red Army, where they would play a key role in a desperate Wehrmacht offensive. Although the Germans were eventually forced to withdraw, the monarchists pushed on regardless, were able to establish a permanent foothold in Vyatka. Now Vladimir III and the émigré cliques oversee the strongest bastion in monarchism in Russia.

An Arduous Task[edit | edit source]

Internally...[edit | edit source]

Internally, the Principality is divided between three émigré cliques of equal import. Firstly are the Constitutional Democrats, led by the émigré Roman Gul, who represent the liberals. they wish to create a functioning constitutional monarchy, complete with guaranteed rights for minorities. Secondly, the Solidarists led by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn are staunch nationalists with some authoritarian tendencies. That being said, they still wish for some degree of reform from the antiquated systems of yesteryear. Finally, there is Vasily Shulgin's faction, the All-Russian National Union. Shulgin is a politician of the old school, with a history of service dating back to the days of Tsar Nicholas II. Like the liberals, he favours constitutionalism as well, but does not wish to disrupt the traditions of the old Empire.

...and Externally[edit | edit source]

Externally, Vyatka is surrounded by potential threats. To the southeast, the madmen of the Aryan Brotherhood in Perm serve as the most pressing threat. in the north, the unstable republic of Komi is unpredictable and should be carefully monitored, while the West Russian Revolutionary Front stirs in Arkhangelsk. If Vyatka is to unite Russia, conflict with them is inevitable. Meanwhile, raids from the Tatar and Bashkir warlords to the west and south are common but unlikely to escalate into a full-blown conflict for now. Further to the southwest, however, is Andrey Vlasov and the so-called Russian Liberation Army based in Samara. Unlike the Tatars, they harbor ambitions of expansion and may cause problems in the future if left unchecked. To the east lies the warlord of Gayny. Relations with Gayny have mostly been cordial, and it may be possible to sway them to the cause.

The Principality of Vyatka now stands poised to undertake the arduous task of uniting Russia once and for all. Will Russia find itself ruled by a Tsar once more?

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Vyatka starts with the following national spirits:

Name In-Game Description Effects
Luftwaffe Terror Bombing With depressing regularity, Luftwaffe bombers from the airfields of Reichskommissariat Moskowien fly over the warlord states of western Russia, bombing everything they can see and affecting nearly every aspect of Russian life as a result. The only salvation comes in the form of the Free Aviators, who strive to intercept them at every opportunity. If not for them, the situation in Russia would be far more dire. Monthly Population: -5.0%

Constructuon Speed: -40.0%

Production Efficiency Cap: -10.0%

Production Efficiency Growth: -7.0%

Free Repair: -70.0%

Needed Consumer Goods: +7.0%

Unrepetant Reaction Ever since the fall of the old empire Russia has suffered, crushed beneath one tyrant after another. Communism, and ist cloaked agent socialism, have worked tirelessly to take away what little the Russian people have left, and to this the Tsar has proclaimed 'No more!' The Empire will rise again, the communists will be destroyed, and with the Tsar's just rule, peace will again return to this great land. Division Recovery Rate: +7.5%

Stability: +10.00%

Factory Output: -5.00%

The Tsar and Himself Like in the old days, the Tsar rules with absolute power. Lately, however, he has witnessed the rise of liberalism and democratic ideals within the hearts and minds of his subjects. Though many advise him to ignore these developments altogether, the Tsar knows well that he stands on a precipice, where the love of his people could very quickly turn into hatred, the way it has before. He must, therefore, soon make a choice: To rule alone, as his ancestors did, or to give the people their own say in his government. Daily Political Power Gain: +0.20

War Support: +10.00%

Military Infighting The White Army, or what remains of it, has never been a unified front. Though a shared hatred of communism unifies them, the question of how a unified Russia should be governed threatens to shatter the unity of the Tsar's armies. While some believe in the old ideals, others petition for democracy, and a few even speak of the strengths of fascistic regimes. The Tsar alone is the only thing keeping them in line, and even then only just. It is clear that if the state is to rebuild what was once lost, it must ensure that the army stands united. Daily Political Power Gain: -0.30

Division Training Time: +2.5%

Division Organization: -10.0%

Recruitable Population Factor: -5%

Division Defense on Core Territory: -10.0%

Planning Speed: -10.0%

The Izhevsk Mechanical Plant Izhevsk has a long and proud history of bring the center of gun production for the needs of the Motherland. Tracing its history back to 1807, when it was founded by the orders of Emperor Alexander I, the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant had become the main firearm manufacturer for the Red Army during the war years producing millions and millions of rifles of every kind. The enterprise was reorganized and reconstructed by prosperous gunsmith Mikhail Kalashnikov for the West Russian Revolutionary Front during it revanché against Germany, but the advance of the Tsarist cohort under Emperor Vladimir III forced the factory personnel to flee to Siberia, leaving the mechanical plant at the disposal of the Imperial Crown.

Despite the damage it endured through the year of constant conflicts of West Russia, the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant remains one of the biggest arms manufacturing facilities in the Russian lands and provides superiority in firearms to any petty king in Russia who owns it.

Production Efficiency Cap: +10.00%

Factory Output: +10.00%

Infantry Equipment:

Production Coast: -10.00%

Reliability: +5%

Support Equipment:

Production Coast: -5.00%

Reliability: +5%

Towed Artillery:

Production Coast: -5.00%

Reliability: +20%

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Capitulation quote[edit | edit source]

"The eagle will never again cry."

Origins: This quote is original to The New Order.

Trivia[edit | edit source]