|Government type||Absolute Monarhy|
|Ruling party||Rongting Faction (Reactionary)|
Why Play Them?
- Powerful starting provinces.
- Don't have to worry about UK or Russian aggression early game (the only aggression one might have to worry about is Portuguese and the worst they can do is blockade Guangxi).
- Having a small number of states makes it easier to get 4% Clergy.
As the game begins, one should try to build up an army. The starting tech should probably be Freedom of Trade or The Rights of Man. Put the National Focus in clergy in the most populous state and move on to the second most populate when the first has 4% clergy. It's worth noting that Guangxi start out Reactionary enough to roll back a reform.
This early Portugal might declare war on Guangxi. They can blockade you, but they are not able to do much more than that.
Once military is built up, attack Dai Nam to Humiliate and Release Satellite for the prestige. This war should be pretty simple.
After that war, one should be looking to the first territorial gain. Korea (about 2.5 million men) or a bit more risky Japan (Osaka and Nagoya together have about 3 million men). They will however come back for them. Guangxi needs a fleet for both alternatives. A third option is south east Asia with Dai Nam, Siam, or Johore
Humiliate unciv minors to get enough prestige for westernizing all the other requirements will be gotten with time.