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Historical Background[edit]

Denmark is a minor country in northern Europe. It borders the German Reich to the south, and shares a land connection with Sweden. Denmark remained neutral in the First World War, and begins the interwar period in 1936 without any of the political baggage created by that conflict, maintaining a stable constitutional monarchy.

National Spirit[edit]

Denmark does not have any National Spirit in 1936.


As a Democratic country, Denmark has slightly positive relations with the same ideology (+10), and more strongly positive relations with countries that share the same ruling party (+20). Denmark has a slightly negative relationship with all Communist, Fascist, and Non-Aligned countries (-10).

Denmark does not have claims or cores on foreign soil.

National Focus[edit]

As of version 1.3, Denmark has the same Focus Tree as all other minor countries.


Denmark starts in 1936 as a democracy with elections every four years; the next falls on October 1939. The country begins with the Socialdemokratiet party in power under the leadership of Thorvald Stauning.

Denmark has the following political parties:

Political Party Ideology Popularity Party Leader Country Name Is Ruling?
Socialdemokratiet Democracy Democratic 97% Thorvald Stauning Denmark Yes
Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti (DKP) Communism Communist 2% Aksel Larsen Danish Civil Union no
Danmarks Nationalsocialistiske Arbejderparti (DNSAP) Fascism Fascist 1% Frits Clausen North Sea Empire no
Det Radikale Venstre Neutrality Non-Aligned 0% Peter Rochegune Munch Kingdom of Denmark no


Denmark begins the 1936 campaign with a modest 11 factories, but little room to further expand capacity. The Danish mainland has 1 available building slot in Jutland, with another 2 slots open for construction in Iceland. Denmark has access to 10 Aluminum in Jutland.


Factories 1936
Military factory2 Military Factory Naval dockyard2 Naval Dockyards Civilian factory7 Civilian Factories

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png Civilian Economy
  • 30% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • –5% Research time
  • +10% Factory output
  • +10% Construction speed


Total resources 1936
Oil.pngOil Aluminum.pngAluminium Rubber.pngRubber Tungsten.pngTungsten Steel.pngSteel Chromium.pngChromium
0 10 0 0 0 0

These numbers represent the available resources, depending on trade law a certain amount may be traded away.


Denmark begins with three research slots available to the player.

Latest Technologies Researched 1936
Army Technology Naval Technology Air Technology Electronics & Industry Doctrines
  • Infantry Equipment I
  • Engineer Company I
  • Recon Company I
  • Towed Artillery
  • Destroyer I
  • Heavy Cruiser I: Herluf Trolle Class
  • Submarine I: Rota Class
  • Transport Ship
  • Interwar Fighter
  • IW Carrier Fighter

None Researched

None Researched


Denmark possesses a meager military in 1936. Its 5 army divisions are all on the mainland, stationed in Jutland and Sjaelland. Sjaelland has a level 8 naval base, where the player will find Denmark's 7 naval vessels organized into Der Danske Flåde at the start of 1936. Denmark's Air Force is split into two groups: one wing of 12 fighters at Jutland's level 2 Air Base, and another wing of 22 fighters at Sjaelland's level 6 Air Base.

Denmark's Volunteer Conscription law will make it difficult for the player to initially expand the country's military. In January 1936, the country only has 19.13K free manpower - however, the player can choose to spend 150 Political Power to enact Limited Conscription, and increase that figure to 57.76K.


4Leg infantry.pngInfantry Divisions 1Cavalry.pngCavalry Division

Total: 5 Division

Manpower.png Manpower Used: 34.30K


2 Fleet In Being.png Heavy Cruisers 5 Submarine Operations.png Submarines

Total: 7 Ships

Manpower.png Manpower Used: 4K

Air Force[edit]

34 Air Skirmish.png Fighters

Total: 34 Planes

Manpower.png Manpower Used: 680

Strategies and guides[edit]

Strategies and guides to play as Denmark