|Pan-Asian Cooperative (PAC)|
The Pan-Asian Cooperative (or PAC) is a civilization in the world of Beyond Earth which represents the eastern Asian region. It is an industrial, political, and academic bloc consisting of the remains of eastern China, Vietnam, and Mongolia. Various details like their character-trait might be influenced by the socialist culture which is part of most of the cooperative's members.
The PAC is a production-oriented faction. They focus on Wonder production and fast worker improvements. They are lead by Daoming Sochua.
Pan-Asia is the only faction with a general bonus in both improvement and Production. This allows them to complete Wonders and tile improvements faster than other civilizations, and if this specialty is monopolized, the player will be able to gain more advantages and resources at a faster rate.
It is suggested that the player research the technologies needed for a large amount of Wonders and improvements and then proceed to create them. Completing Wonders first will be less of a problem due to the faction's first specialty, so that the player can produce more if they do not fall behind the other civilizations. The completed Wonders can give powerful bonuses to improve the welfare of the entire faction. Of course, the fact that you got to those bonuses before, say, the Brazilians could won't hurt too much either.
Meanwhile, the player can also build droves of Workers to utilize the second advantage. These Workers can improve large numbers of tiles faster so that you gain more resources ( Energy, Food, Firaxite, etc.) than other civilizations, starting a feedback loop where the resulting resources can be used for gaining even more, which can then be invested in infrastructure projects (including Wonders), further powering the faction's growth.
In summary, Pan-Asia is one of the best factions at administration and is geared toward victories that require production of large numbers of buildings, Wonders, and units, such as the Transcendence, Domination, and Promised Land Victories.
- Main article: Personality traits (Rising Tide)
|Level 1||The first Wonder built in every City is free. +1 Diplomatic Capital from Wonders.|
|Level 2||The first Wonder built in every City is free. +2 Diplomatic Capital from Wonders.|
|Level 3||The first Wonder built in every City is free. +3 Diplomatic Capital from Wonders.|
"Free" means that the wonder builds instantly. This only applies to normal wonders, not national wonders or ones unlocked via artifacts.
Time of Tears
By the time of the Great Mistake, China was one of the world’s two acknowledged superpowers. However, China took perhaps the hardest hit of any nation from the events of the Great Mistake, and the region had to recover from ethnic strife, separatism, and a breakdown of social order. Central Asia was swept up by the chaos as other nations in the region faced outbreaks of violence; surrounding powers such as India and Russia mobilized their forces in fear that the conflict would embroil their populations. The Asian continent entered a period of unprecedented tension and fear as each nation sought to calm their own lands while keeping wary eyes on their neighbors.
The world struggled to help the crisis in Asia. Peacekeeping forces under a variety of mandates did what they could to secure the population. Non-governmental organizations did what they could to provide immediate care to the refugees, but the unprecedented human displacement and the grim situations at home seriously limited the help they could provide. With limited help from the rest of the world, the governments of Asia were forced to confront many deep-seated issues in their struggle to restore civil society.
The Cooperative Rises
Though it took many years of herculean diplomatic efforts, eventually the armed uprisings calmed and the Chinese and Central Asian governments were able to demilitarize. Freed from the burden of quelling domestic unrest, China turned its attention to reconciliation and recovery. A common currency for the region helped create an economic superbloc, and the new infusions of capital spurred renewed investment in industry, research, and development. The Pan-Asian Cooperative emerged as a powerhouse of high-tech design and manufacturing, centered in its gargantuan coastal cities.
Because the PAC experienced the brunt of the Great Mistake, it has used its recovery as a testbed for many technologies and practices that proved advantageous during the Seeding. "The War Against the Gobi" helped stop the desertification of the arable country. "New City Seoul" became the standard for high-efficiency urban living with high quality of life, and the "Great Heavenly Leap" demonstrated that a space program could be mass-produced.
To the Stars
Over the years following the Great Mistake, PAC invested heavily in civil infrastructure, resource extraction, and heavy industry. Surviving corporations were given new, expansive charters and vast reaches of the Asian interior were opened up to development. In the cities, the academic establishment focused their best efforts and talents on applied sciences and trade skills, and within a generation PAC students were throwing back the boundaries of theoretical physics, chemical engineering, computer science and advanced fabrication. Given its material advantages and the pressure from a large population with limited land, PAC took a leading role in the colonization effort, building a space station under the auspices of its Manned Space Engineering Office that would serve as the prototype for the first orbital colony ship spacedocks. Just one decade later, a Chinese crew made the first manned landing on Mars, following mapping by the Yinghou satellite network. Although given urgency by the discovery of the Inflection Point, the establishment of viable and self-sufficient settlements on alien worlds had always been a goal of the PAC Space Agency. In the years following, multiple PAC missions scattered in various directions into the galaxy, with as yet unknown results.
List of Cities
|Order||City Name||Native Script||Romanization||Language||Meaning||Notes|
|1 (Capital)||Tiangong||天宫||Tiāngōng||Mandarin Chinese||"Heavenly Palace"||The first space station launched by China is called Tiāngōng-1, with at least two more planned.|
|2||Quyen||Quyền||Vietnamese||"Authority/Power"||From Mand. Chinese 权 (Quán).|
|3||Nhiet Tinh||Nhiệt Tình||Vietnamese||"Enthusiasm/Zeal"||From Mand. Chinese 热情 (Rèqíng).|
|4||Ganzorig||Ганзориг||Mongolian||"Steel Courage"||Maidarjavyn Ganzorig is a Mongolian scientist who participated in the Soviet Interkosmos (Интеркосмос) space program.|
|6||Gong Ren||工人||Gōngrén||Mand. Chinese||"Workers"|
|7||Thanh||Thành||Vietnamese||"Citadel"||From Mand. Chinese 城 (Chéng). Or possibly Thánh, "Holy/Sacred" from Mand. Chinese 圣 (Shèng).|
|Korean||"Shrine/Temple"||From Mand. Chinese 神殿 (Shéndiàn).|
|11||Renxing||韧性||Rènxìng||Mand. Chinese||"Toughness/Tenacity"||Or possibly 人性 (Rénxìng), "Humanity".|
|12||Qi Chui||气锤||Qì Chuí||Mand. Chinese||"Pneumatic Drill/Hammer"|
|13||Gaosi||高思||Gāo Sī||Mand. Chinese||"Gauss"||Literally "Tall/High Mind". Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician who contributed to many fields, including astronomy. The unit magnetic field power is named after him.|
|15||Xindalu||新大陆||Xīndàlù||Mand. Chinese||"New World"|
|17||Phao Dai||Pháo Đài||Vietnamese||"Fortress/Bastion"||From Mand. Chinese 炮台 (Pàotái).|
|18||Tenger Bambai||Тэнгэр Бамбай||Mongolian||"Sky/Heaven Shield"||Tengri (Tenger/Тэнгэр in modern Mongolian) is the main sky god of the Turkic pantheon, who created all things.|
|19||Hyugeso||休憩所(휴게소)||Korean||"Resting Place"||From Mand. Chinese 休息所 (Xiūxí Suǒ). In Korea, this term is only used to refer to highway rest stops.|
- Introduced in the Rising Tide expansion pack.