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Red Alert 3 Paradox Expanded Universe
Red Alert 3: Paradox has a lot of Fan Fiction and Fan Factions, out of which the most important (and most promising as in "most-likely-to-ever-be-implemented") ones are sorted in by a group dubbed "Echoes Productions". Hilarity Ensues as the total number of factions is brought up to fourteen (in a game with originally only three), and Earth is made even more of a Crap Sack World than before.

The Expanded Universe has its own Wiki here and a character sheet (under construction) here.

There are also a number of Fanfactions that could be included in mod (theoretically, at least). Information about these factions can be found here: Paradox Expanded Universe Fan Factions

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    General Tropes 
  • Abnormal Ammo: Oh boy, where to START?
    • The African Emirates fire mutated chickens and razor-sharp diamond dust.
    • The Combine utilize exotic particles, irradiated accelerated particles, and bacteria that EAT metal.
    • Most Atlantean weapons shoot ICE at enemies.
    • The Industrial Guild likes to fire spiked steel balls at their enemies. Also exploding ship containers.
    • The Contingent have Metalstorm Rounds - bullets that "explode" into shards of depleted uranium when they hit their target, turning into a close-range shotgun blast.
  • A Commander Is You: They too have a variety of faction principles.
    • African Emirates: The Mario and Ranger. High ranged units with multiple uses and no conventional tiers, but all in all not very strong.
    • Technocratic Combine: Ranger/Technical. High range and armor overall, but low damage per second and slow expansion hampers offensive capabilities and requires alternative means of gathering strength through various upgrade paths.
    • Atlantean Monarchy: Elitists. Many unit types but few are actually cheap. In return, has multiple super units.
    • Industrial Guild: Industrial Superiority. Units can be made in both the Quality and Quantity flavor and are made to win a battle in one rush.
    • Southern Contingent: Classic Brute Force. Most things are powerful, but speed and durability are only secondary.
    • American Unionists: A mix of Technical and Unit specialist. Their infantry might be powerful, but requires garrisons to work at the maximum effigency. They also have shades of "Industrial"-gimmick, since they can build their fragile bases fastly.
    • Greater Indian Commonwealth: Spammer/Unit Specialist. Large numbers of infantry divided into several different catagories, with vehicles for support instead of the center of the force.
  • Always Female: Commandos.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • The Emirates and the Syndicate.
    • The Pahit and the Guild.
    • The American Unionists to the Soviet Union, and well, Communism in general
  • Earth Is a Battlefield: Oh boy, is it ever...
  • Punk Punk: While not as all-present as in Paradox, the Expanded Universe has a few:
    • Technocratic Combine - Decopunk: Retro-futuristic technologies, Art Deco and Streamline Moderne aesthetics, pulp and noir influences, and World War 1 tactics.
    • Industrial Guild - Industrial Punk: Heavily industrialized factory-cities, neovictorian stylings, Gilded Age safety standards.

    African Emirates 
An African diamond mining mega corp, the African Emirates have a thing for ancient Egyptian imagery and utilise a variety of high-range weaponry and sturdy technology to take parts of Africa under their control, which quickly prosper. Their biggest nemisis in terms of warfare as well as economy is the Mediterranean Syndicate, who happens to be their neighbor, globally speaking.
  • African Terrorists: Subverted. The Emirates tend to quickly get rid of anyone trying to destabalize regions they have power in.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Khalid, the Sultan for the Emirates, prefers to command armies himself as opposed to just letting people do it for him. He isn't a slouch in combat either, and that's before the fact he gets dibs on the best stuff.
  • Beam Spam: The basic idea behind the Emirates's pulse laser technology. Taken to ridiculous extremes with the Scatterbeam Cannons, which are essentially Gattling Laser Shotguns. Beam Spam, indeed.
  • Bulletproof Vest: A lot of Emirates personnel are equipped with diamond-weave combat vests.
  • City of Gold: Diamonds are an extremely plentiful material for the Emirates. Their cities do have gold and platinum as well, though.
  • Crystal Spires and Togas: Averted, due to the fact the Emirates isn't quite advanced enough to pull this off yet. Their aesthetic is still too bulky, but it's heading in this direction.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Diamonds are not only pretty to look at, this faction generates electrical power with diamonds and lasers.
  • Guns Akimbo: The Emmissary wields dual ramjet pistols.
  • Humongous Mecha: The War Derricks. Especially the Anansi War Derrick.
  • LEGO Genetics: Emirates Mutagens end up applying under this, even though the Emirates don't have particular control over the DNA itself.
  • Mechanical Monster: The Anansi War Derrick - it's a huge mechanical spider.
  • Mega Corp.
  • More Dakka: Pretty much the idea with the Volley-based weapons. Somewhat overlaps with Gatling Good as well.
  • Psycho Serum: When Emirates mutagens on animals fail to work properly, it acts like this. Particularly with the uberchickens for the Akachi Bomber.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Emirates increasingly becomes this as their hatred for the Syndicate goes out of control.

    Technocratic Combine 
Composed of the United Technate in Latin America and associated international groups, the Technocratic Combine was created in order to bring about Utopia and world peace as seen through the lens of 1930s Art Deco futurism. Though they greatly admire peace, they are fine with using violence, war, or questionable and dangerous means to achieve that end. Though still using outdated weapons and tactics from both World Wars 1 and 2, their capacity for scientific and technological improvement as well as their penchant for morale warfare allows them to offset their limited offensive capabilities.
  • Alluring Anglerfish: Not an actual anglerfish, but a fifty-foot long viperfish.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Giant Ants, Genevieve's giant spider, everything from Project Bone Sword...
  • Bio-Augmentation
  • Biopunk/Dieselpunk: Ottensian Dieselpunk is the heart of their aesthetic with Art Deco buildings, Streamline Moderne vehicles, and an optimistic view of the future, while Biopunk features in their more questionable areas.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Trench, chemical, biological, and psychological warfare are all used, both in-game and in lore.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: Bat bombs, pidgeon missiles, mole mines, head-sized wasps, GIANT ANTS, enraged chimpanzees...noting a pattern?
  • For Science!: DUH!
  • Gaia's Vengeance: They use more animals and other living organisms in their forces than any other faction.
  • Mad Scientist: Subverted AND Double Subverted. Subverted in that the Combine appear to be mentally sound in how they approach using and handling the efforts of their mad science and logically explain their reasons for doing so, and doubly subverted by the fact that their logic is often severely distorted or paradoxical.
  • Mother Nature, Father Science: Averted. Animals, plants, and other living organisms figure heavily in their warfare, even their robots.
  • Terror Hero: Types 3 and 4, attempting to become Type 5 with the (distorted) logic that if everyone is too scared to fight you, then no one will want to and there'll be no more war.
  • The Roaring Twenties: Takes the trope and runs into the distant retro-future with it.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means
  • The Plague: The Fungal Zombies, which can turn infantry they kill into more Fungal Zombies.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The goals of the Combine are the unification of humanity and the progress of technology to increase the standard of living and end war, poverty, suffering, etc. They're willing to delve into some pretty questionable or dangerous areas to achieve those goals, and anyone who voices dissent is therefore in their minds being against humanity's wellbeing...

    Industrial Guild 
An revolutionary group with a love for Victorian stuff, the Industrial Guild are based in Indonesia. Huge numbers of willing soldiers and tanks equipped with all sorts of classic weaponry fight for freedom. With huge factories guzzling out material and smoke alike, the Guild reuse many classic designs.

    Southern Contingent 
A coalition of Australia, New Zealand and a few surrounding states, the Southern Contingent were part of the Allied Nations but refused further cooperation to ensure survival on their own. Instead they build up their own military force, using gunslinger cowboys, aircraft and gravitational manipulation with great efforts. Good on defense and offense alike, the Contingent can react fast on various dangers and prove that their region of the world is dangerous for quite a few reasons.

    American Unionists 

An American Civil Defense Force created for the sole purpose of Americanism and the stomping out of Communist influence in the USA. After being all but diminished in the early 60s, they became revitalized after Moskovin's failed invasion of New York and the Rise of the Confederate Rebellion. The CIA (American Sub Division of the ACIN) has taken a great intrest in this group, and has been secretly integrating it more and more into their control. Only time will tell where that will lead...

    Greater Indian Commonwealth 

India's national army still unaffected by Allied Nation's regulations, the GIC has invaded Pakistan and other surrounding nations for the goal of supporting the massive numbers of poor that are part of the national population. They have also started taking evidence from their Reservist expeditions to what remains of China for technologies to scavenge to improve their war machine.

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