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Belarus

Belarus
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Government type Absolute Monarchy
Ruling party Conservatives
Capital Minsk
Population 1.260.000
Primary culture Byelorussian
Accepted cultures
Literacy 10%
National value Order
Tech school Traditional academia
Status Civilized

Belarus is an eastern European nation releasable from Russia Russia. It has one of the lowest literacy rates in Europe, which will halt industrialization for many years. On the other hand, it has a decent population especially in Minsk, so it should be possible to build up a strong industry in the long run.

When Belarus is released from Russia, it will be entirely surrounded by it, which makes conquest hard. On top of that it does not have any sea access.

One can consider before releasing Belarus, to release Ukraine Ukraine, Poland Poland and/or United Baltic Nations United Baltic Nations or Latvia Latvia, Estonia Estonia and Lithuania Lithuania to get some nations beside Russia to border. Some of these nations, does however have cores on the same provinces as Belarus.

First steps

The first choice to take and the choice that will define the rest of the campaign is, if you should ally Russia and get in their sphere of influence or if you should be antagonistic towards them and gain some other great power ally.

The natural choice is to ally Russia, and use their army to annex anything with a coastal province. One can go after colonies in Asia or a european country.   Korea,   Sindh,   Denmark or The   Ottoman Empire might be good targets depending the web of alliances emerging.