>>4224>is there any good guide for CITK?
Not that I've heard of one. Maybe some obscure Russian one exists. My personal knowledge stems from other anons on this site. I'll try to compile my advice:
<If creating custom premier, I'd suggest being as hardline as possible on economy, neutral on international relations and a liberal on social stuff, as this will basically forever solve intelligentsia issues.
<When taking first look at the budget, use the default money-making setting. Then cut funding manually to most of the bribes (keep only republic leaders), to heavy industry and perhaps some other things which are overfunded, don't recall all right now. Reinvest this as well as your starting funds into civilian technologies, I think you want like 300-400 for it. This is basically the holy key to the rest of the game, as it will boost your export profits through the roof by increasing competitiveness.
<Monitor oil extraction. Tweak the settings so that you are making as much cash as possible. There is a sweet spot, as extracting too much cuts price through oversupply and is less profitable. Check this every once in a while to correct as necessary.
<I won't say what for, but make sure to research the very cheap first Nuclear tech (colliders I think), as well as keeping nuclear research budget at 100+.
<If starting on normal, you should have enough funds to send support + military help to Vietnam, Syria and Libya, getting them all into the COMINTERN
<ALWAYS send support to Afghanistan if possible (once every year I believe) and NEVER click "pacify".
<Going forward monitor your spreadsheet on how the situation of the country is looking like. Use newly gained and remaining funds to boost up the failing sectors / target emerging issues. These will most likely be: services, light industry, food and ecology. It is advisable to counter food issues through imports, as increasing agriculture funding kills ecology, which seems to require a shit ton of money to be maintained. Also I think luxuries also are best solved through imports.
There are other tips, particularly towards geopolitical decisions and internal political rivalries etc., but I'd consider advice on these to be spoilers. So if an issue arises, ask about it here.