The formula for determining the power rating of a nation or cultural group is as follows:
- (Gross National Income/5) + (Number of warriors that can be levied for war/1000)* + (All naval vessels that are a part of the military establishment including heavy and merchant where applicable/10) + (Heavy vessels - Trireme or heavier/5) + (Total population/100,000)
*In calculating the number of warriors, elite units are at double value, soldiers, warriors and trained militia are normal value, and militia are half value. To indicate the greater significance of barbarian groups, a second power rating has been placed in parentheses beside the first. 20 has been added if the group is warlike and 10 has been added if it is not warlike. An asterisk indicates the group should be placed one class higher. This will give a true indicator of its influence.
This factor is determined by comparing the power ratios with the largest read first.
|Less than 2-1||The cultures view themselves as equals. Fear of the larger nation has little effect on the national policy of the smaller nation. The larger nation is unsure of its advantage and curbs its aggressiveness as a result|
|2-1 to 3-1||The larger nation is more powerful but not enough to cow the smaller nation. The smaller nation handles the larger nation with care but will not be browbeaten if that nation chooses to be domineering. The larger nation is confident that it can win any war between them, but feels that it might suffer substantial losses in doing so. They will only attack if the likely gain exceeds the anticipated losses by a significant amount.|
|4-1 to 5-1||The larger nation has a sizable advantage over the smaller. The smaller nation bends every effort to handle the larger nation carefully. The larger nation may be domineering and/or arrogant in dealing with the smaller. The larger nation is very confident that it will win any war between them.|
|5-1 or more||The difference in strength is overwhelming. The smaller nation makes every effort to placate their giant neighbor. The larger feels that the smaller continues to exist at its sufferance. It is loath to tolerate any disrespect or villiany from the smaller nation.|
The information in this table only fully applies to civilized nations. Barbarian nations will be somewhat guided by it but their attitude, and increased mobility, makes it less of a factor for them. Finally, cultures will react within the parameters that their personality and legal system would logically allow. Even outclassed 5-1, a fanatically lawful culture will be hostile to a larger, Chaotic enemy.
Class I (300 and up)
The dominant military and social influence in the area, "super-powers."
|The Cerulean Empire||313|
Class II (101 - 299)
A major power with strong influence on its area. These nations are powers to be reckoned with.
|The Rogizini Empire||264|
Class III (51 - 100)
These powers are important locally. Most are capable of defending themselves from aggression and can influence their neighbors.
|The Aratad Confederacy||70|
Class IV (20 - 50)
These powers are without international significance. Locally, they are of some importance but must assume a defensive posture at most times.
|The Empire of the Ced||40|
|The Confederation of the Shanda||36|
|The Thaliban Tribes||21||(41)*|
Class V (Less than 20)
These powers exert little or no influence on their neighbors. They are small nations with little military power.