Raw Materials (RM)Edit
Raw Materials are the second strategic resource of the game. They are used in growth oriented policies, quality of life policies, also in the production of weapons ( instead of buying them from your alignment). Raw Materials are also used to power the economy through powering factories. They can act an investment by playing the market.
Every country has an unlimited supply of Raw Materials in their country. However, you can only build one mine per 500 km2 of territory.
RM Production and UsesEdit
Unlike oil, the amount of RM is unlimitted in practice and theory. The first mine costs 250K then increases by 50K per mine purchased. RM with oil acts as a soft cap to GDP through growth as you need it to power a Factory.