"Perfect Brazil doesn't exi-"
Playing as Lianggiang Clique means you're fighting the world.
If you're able to hold on until you make the point of either the Guangdong Federal Government or better yet, the United Provinces of China... It's worth fighting the whole world again.
Liangguang just because you can do things peacefully.Question for the whole thread: Which path is more wholesome, Federalist Lianggung Clique, or SocDem Left-KMT under Song Qingling, and why?
Question for the whole thread: Which path is more wholesome, Federalist Lianggung Clique, or SocDem Left-KMT under Song Qingling, and why?
Liangguang just because you can do things peacefully.
Left-KMT is a Hell of a challenge, but Liangguang is my favorite.
Haven't played the Left KMT, but as the Federalist China once you survive your civil war and the fall of the Dynarchy you can build tall.
You'll be given decisions on having the other provinces or cliques from Shanxi to Tibet to Yunnan become part of your government peacefully. If they do, great.
Now they're your allies and serve as buffers to other hostile states namely the Qing and Fengtian.
If they don't you have an instant casus belli to annex said province.
And if you now control Beijing at some point, you have a Third Conference as a National Decision and those allied buffer states? They become now a core part of the United Provinces without the pesky occupation and conquer wargoal hoops.
I did unite China under the Left-KMT once, except the world was stuck in a Cold War with an authoritarian Entente versus a Russian bloc led by Savinkov. The world left me alone up until I called it quits in the early '50s, but it was quite the slog, let me say.
And seeing as things can no longer be settled peacefully in the United States, any less blood to be shed for a better world is something to strive for. I guess I know what my next playthrough will be!
That sounds incredibly awesome! The ability to align large portions of the Middle Kingdom under an aspiring Republican without firing a shot is, from my view, nothing less than impressive. (It also looks like I missed the Dev Diary on the Lianggung Clique all that time ago, so that's something I'll have to go read.)
Thank you both for your input!
American Civil War is less of a three-way war, but more of a two-way war. In that Long and the Syndicalists realistically should form a kind of United Front at the start of the war to oppose the Federalists, who would in turn gain assistance from Canada and the Entente. With opposition to the current regime centralized under a single banner, a Civil War is in turn more likely. Additionally, it opens up new options for post-civil war content, as either the Longist faction or the Syndicalist faction can gain influence/power over each other.