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Authoritarian Regime


Finland is a minor nation in northern Europe. Finland starts with a population of 3.67 million in both start dates.

Historical background[edit]

Finland was a large yet culturally independent region of Flag of Sweden Sweden, first attached in the early 12th century. Finland was ceded to Russia after the Finnish War of 1809. Following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and Russia's internal turmoil, Finland declared itself independent. After a brief yet very destructive civil war in 1918, Finland was formally recognized as an independent nation.


Main article: Finnish events



Finland has researched:

  • 1922 Heavy Cruiser "Väinämöinen Class"
  • 1922 Submarines "Vetehinen Class"
  • 1936 Weapons 1
  • 1934 Artillery
  • 1936 Engineer Company
  • 1936 Recon Company
  • And everything that is needed to research these


Finland has researched:

  • 1922 Heavy Cruiser "Väinämöinen Class"
  • 1922 Submarines "Vetehinen Class"
  • 1936 Engineer Company
  • 1936 Recon Company
  • 1938 Support Weapons 2
  • 1938 Improved Infantry Equipment 1
  • 1936 Anti-Air
  • 1936 Interwar Artillery
  • 1936 Anti-Tank
  • Grand Battle Plan
  • Battlefleet Concentration
  • Submarine Operations
  • 1933 Fighter
  • 1936 Close Air Support
  • 1933 Bomber
  • Fighter Baiting
  • 1936 Radio Detection
  • 1938 Computing machine
  • 1939 Advanced Machine Tools
  • 1939 Dispersed Industry 3
  • 1939 Construction 3
  • Improved Oil Plant
  • And everything that is needed to research these



At the 1936 and the 1939 start dates Finland has no alliances.


National Spirit[edit]

Finland starts with one National Spirit:

Sisu icon
  • Division Recovery Rate: +25%
  • Division attrition: −10%
  • Division Attack on core territory +20%
  • Division Defense on core territory +20%
Sisu is the uniquely Finnish expression for the resilience of the nation's people. Finland has faced harsh odds and will do so again.

National Focus[edit]

Finland isn't a major nation, and therefore uses the generic national focus tree.


Finland starts in 1936 as non-aligned and the ruling party is Suomen Keskusta. The leader is Kyösti Kallio. Elections are held every three years.

In 1939 Finland starts as democratic. The ruling party is SDP (Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue) and the leader is Risto Heikki Ryti. Elections are held every three years.


Finland starts with following laws in both 1936 and 1939:

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Limited Conscription.png Limited Conscription
  • 2.5% 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


Political Advisors

Advisor Type Effect Cost
Ralf Törngren Ideological Crusader Same ideology opinion: +20.0% 150 pp
Åke Henrik Gartz Captain of Industry Civilian Factory construction Speed: +10.0%, Infrastructure construction speed: +10.0%, Refinery construction speed: +10.0% 150 pp
Antti Hackzell Silent Workhorse Political Power Gain: +15.0% 150 pp
Otto Ville Kuusinen Communist Revolutionary Daily Communism Support +0.10, Gain event 'Communism on the Rise' 150 pp
Onni A. Hiltunen Democratic Reformer Daily Democracy Support +0.10, Gain event 'Move Towards Democracy' 150 pp
Bruno Salmiala Fascist Demagogue Daily Fascism Support +0.10, Gain event 'Fascism on the Rise' 150 pp


In 1936 Finland starts with

  • 3 Military factories
  • 1 Naval dockyard
  • 7 Civilian factories

In 1939 Finland starts with

  • 4 Military factories
  • 4 Naval dockyards
  • 8 Civilian factories


Finland have very few resources.

Oil Rubber Steel Aluminium Tungsten Chromium
0 0 12 0 0 2


Finland starts with a strong army compared to the other Nordic countries, but it is small compared to the major powers.


Finland starts in 1936 with 1 cavalry (2 cavalry battalions + recon company) and 17 infantry divisions. 10 ("Jalkaväkidivisioona") of them include 6 infantry battalions and an engineer company, and the other 7 divisions ("Erillinen Prikaati") include 3 infantry battalions and an engineer company.

In 1939 Finland starts with all the same divisions, but with one less "Erillinen Prikaati" division.


In 1936 and 1939 Finland's navy consists of 2 fleets. "Rannikkolaivue" include 2 heavy cruisers. "Sukellusvenelaivue" consists of 4 submarines.

Air Force[edit]

In 1936 Finland does not have an air force.

In 1939 Finland has:

  • 28 Close Air Supports
  • 45 Fighters

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