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Each country has a National Focus tree, representing a number of political, economic, diplomatic and research options available to that country. Each of the seven major countries - France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States has a unique National Focus tree. Poland got its own unique National Focus tree in a DLC released with the game. Further National Focus trees are being released later in DLCs, starting with the first expansion "Together for Victory," which includes National Focus trees for five subjects of the British crown: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the British Raj in India. All other countries share the generic National Focus tree.

National focuses allow the player and AI to choose various options to direct the development of their country.

National Focus Trees Overview[edit]

The Generic national focus tree has many different options.

Each country has a National Focus tree to direct its efforts. These trees include focuses covering various areas of the game: For example, France has a political tree focus to change political ideology to communism; all countries have economic focuses to build new dockyards or military or civilian factories; Germany has a diplomatic focus for the Anschluss with Austria; the UK has a focus to improve their research speed for radar.

Focuses serve as a replacement for the mixture of decisions and triggered events which directed countries in previous versions of Hearts of Iron. They also ensure that no two games will play out in precisely the same way.

The AI countries use their own National Focus trees to direct their actions. There is an option when starting a game to choose whether the AI will follow historic focuses. If historic focuses are chosen, then the game will largely follow the order of events building up to the Second World War. Disable historic focuses and there could be a much wider variation of events - for example, France might become a fascist country and join the Axis. Regardless of whether the AI uses historic focuses, players can largely shape the direction of their own country the way they want.

Only one focus can be taken at a time. Each focus costs 1 point of Political power.png Political Power (PP) per day. A Focus usually takes 70 days to complete, so generally costs 70 PP. If a focus is not taken, the PP saved can be used for other purposes including diplomacy and Government changes. An alert appears at the top of the screen if no focus is active. If a focus is chosen within 10 days, it is treated as having started when the last one ended. If later, it starts when selected.

The National Focus trees consist of a number of branches. Generally, the branches consist of a number of similar focuses. The player must start at the top of a branch and work down the tree. Each available focus has its name on a grey background. Those completed have a gold background. Those not yet available have a brown background.The top level focuses don't have any prerequisites, but those below do. The lines joining each focus on the screen indicate the prerequisites, and the tooltip for each focus also states the conditions to start that focus.

Some focuses have requirements relating to conditions outside of the National Focus tree. For example, the German Reich can only choose the focus Anschluss if the German Reich has built their armed forces to the point that they use at least 550K manpower. The focus only starts when these requirements are met, and it pauses while manpower used falls below 550K. Some other focuses will be abandoned if the circumstances change during the 70 days so that the requirements are no longer met.

Check the tooltip before starting a focus to be sure what will happen. The player can't manually stop or replace a focus once started. If abandoned, the time and PP already used are lost.

Some focuses no longer make sense later in the game, because things have happened which have changed the expected course of history. In that situation it may be possible to by-pass a focus and continue down the branch to the next focus - the tooltip will say if this is the case. For example, if Austria no longer exists, Germany may be able to by-pass the Anschluss focus and still continue on to Demand Sudetenland and after.

Some focuses can be reached by more than one route by following more than one branch. The lines linking to prerequisite focuses are dotted if only one is needed, solid if both are needed.

Some branches give a mutually exclusive choice between two focuses at the same level in a branch. These choices are shown by a double-headed arrow with a red exclamation mark between the two focuses. Only one of the two may be chosen. For example, Germany has a mutually exclusive choice between Befriend China and Befriend Japan - only one of these can be chosen, and then the other choice is excluded and further focuses depending on that excluded focus also become unavailable. These choices should be considered carefully as they can fundamentally change the direction of the country.

A number of focuses construct buildings within some states or provinces. For example, all of the National Focus trees have focuses to build more factories in some states without requiring civilian factories to build them. The states which are chosen are semi-random and listed on the tooltip. These are always owned states, and in some cases are chosen only from the home area where the capital is located. They are not built in enemy-occupied states. Each comes with its own added building slot so it does not affect the building slots otherwise available. The buildings are ready to use when the focus completes. In this way, the focuses can increase significantly the number of slots in some states, but states with type tiny island, wasteland or enclave (default zero slots) are never chosen by a focus.

Majors trees[edit]

France[edit]

Main article: French national focus tree
French national focus tree.

The French national focus tree can be divided into 4 branches:

Industrial branch
This branch offers the possibility to develop Metropolitan France and the overseas region, as well as two more research slots.
Defensive and aggressive branch
These branches are mutually exclusive. They end with the shard focus Army Reform icon Army Reform which removes the starting national spirit Victors of the Great WarVictors of the Great War. (This focus can only be taken after removing Disjointed GovernmentDisjointed Government via the government reform branch.)
Government Reform branch
This branch contains of various diplomatic focuses and focuses to change the ideology of the government. All possible mutually exclusive branches contain a focus to remove the crippling Disjointed GovernmentDisjointed Government national spirit.
Navy and air force branch
This branch includes focuses which grant experience and research boni to improve in these domains.


Germany[edit]

Main article: German national focus tree
German national focus tree.

As one of the seven Major powers, Flag of German Reich German Reich has a unique National Focus tree. The National Focus tree includes both historical and counterfactual options for the player, and the AI is strongly weighted to follow the historical path when playing a "Historical Focus" game. Notable alliance opportunities are with the USSR, Poland, and the Scandinavian countries. Most of the Focuses for Germany are ultimatums for states/provinces, which may result in: acquiring territory, acquiring a war goal to obtain territory, or immediate war. The additional research tech is quite deep, requiring Industrial Effort II, Air Innovations II, and then Rocketry (among others). An Extra Research Slot becomes available should Rocketry be completed.

Should the Flag of German Reich German Reich pursue the Anschluss, the German National Focus tree provides levers for reordering Central and Northern Europe. The Flag of German Reich German Reich may make peace with or make territorial demands of Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia, Flag of Lithuania Lithuania and Flag of Poland Poland, Flag of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia and Flag of Greece Greece, and Scandinavia. The possible levers reach from Norway and Denmark in the north to the Soviet Union in east, around through Flag of Turkey Turkey, Flag of Greece Greece, Flag of Italy Italy and Flag of Spain Spain in the south, around up through France to the low countries.

Whether controlled by the player or the AI, Germany will be dictating the course of many events in Hearts of Iron IV.


Italy[edit]

Main article: Italian national focus tree
Italian national focus tree.

Italy has an interesting National Focus tree with five different entry points.

Ethiopian War Logistics
A smaller tree which focuses on industrial build up.
Army Primacy
Strengthens your army research.
Mare Nostrum
The big naval strengthening tree.
Light Ship Focus
Destroyer & Submarine benefits.
Triumph in Africa
The big political and diplomatic tree, where you have lots of different choices on who to befriend and conquer.


Japan[edit]

Main article: Japanese national focus tree
Japanese national focus tree.

As one of the seven Majors, Japan has a unique National Focus tree.

Soviet Union[edit]

Main article: Soviet national focus tree
Soviet national focus tree.

The Soviet focus tree includes four different trees.

  • Finish the Five Year Plan focuses on development of infrastructure and factories
  • Stalin Constitution focuses on manpower and research
  • Found the PCDI is the main diplomatic tree that focuses on international relations
  • Permanent Revolution / The Great Purge focuses on internal restructuring to unlock the full power of the Soviet Union.


United Kingdom[edit]

Main article: British national focus tree
British national focus tree.

The British national focus tree is the unique national focus tree of Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom, one of the major countries.

The main areas of focus are: Limited Rearmament, Reinforce the Empire, and Home Defense. There is a Cryptologic Bomb focus but it's on a limited line connected to Limited Rearmament.

United States[edit]

Main article: American national focus tree
American national focus tree.

As one of the seven major powers, USA has a unique national focus tree, with both historical and alternative branches. The USA has an interesting focus tree with 5 different paths to progress down.

British Commonwealth trees[edit]

Australia[edit]

Main article: Australian national focus tree
Australian national focus tree.

Flag of Australia Australia, along with other nations of the British commonwealth, got a unique national focus tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion). Without the expansion Australia utilizes the Generic national focus tree.

Australia's unique focus tree has branches rooted in both history and alt-history:

Additional Militia Training
Focuses on providing research bonuses for Land Doctrines, Infantry equipment, Support Companies and Armour.
Expand the RAAF
Focuses on improving the Air Force, including research bonuses for aircraft and air doctrines.
Cockatoo Island Shipyards
Looks to upgrade the Australian Navy, focusing on ship and naval doctrine bonuses.
Standard Gauge Railway / Industries Assistance Corporation
Form a joint tree focusing on improving infrastructure and industrial capacity.
Establish Advisory War Council
Acts as a domestic politics tree, providing means to lift the country out of the Great Depression, and additional research slots.
Support the Policy of Appeasement
Keeps Australia within the Allies, providing access to Commonwealth technology sharing bonuses.
Never Another Gallipoli
Causes Australia to leave the Allies, giving further options to remain a Democracy, or to realign with either Fascist or Communist ideologies.


British Raj[edit]

British Raj's unique NF tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion).

Without the expansion the British Raj utilizes the generic national focus tree.

Industrial/Research branch
Focus Effects Prereq. Description
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Great Indian Peninsula Railway
  • Prioritize Rajahsthan (433) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
  • Prioritize Lucknow / Bombay (438 / 429) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
  • Prioritize Sind / Hyderabad (443 / 427) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
Government control of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway in 1925 means that its expansion and improvement falls upon us. A growing population needs better transportation infrastructure.
Goal generic construct civ factory.png Industrial Expansion

(Random prioritized State)

Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Great Indian Peninsula Railway Hundreds of millions of people call India home - there is no reason this population should not be the foundation of an industrial giant.
Goal generic construct civilian.png Tata Steel
  • Add +24Steel production resources in Bombay (429)
Goal generic construct civ factory.png Industrial Expansion Tata Steel is on its way to becoming the largest steel manufacturer in the Empire. Greater production will further fuel the modernization of India.
Goal generic oil refinery.png Assam Oil
  • Add +3Oil production resources in Mandalay (640)
Goal generic construct civ factory.png Industrial Expansion Assam is the center of Indian oil production, especially the refinery at Digboi. Access to this resource needs to be expanded and exploited.
Focus research.png Indian Institute of Science
  • Gain 1 Research slot
Goal generic construct civilian.png Tata Steel AND Goal generic oil refinery.png Assam Oil The Indian Institute of Science campus on Bangalore is allowing the best and brightest of India’s population to further our advances.
Focus wonderweapons.png Institute of Fundamental Research
  • Generic political advisor arab 2.png Homi J. Bhabha available as theorist (Nuclear Scientist) which grants – 7% Nuclear Research Time.
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Nuclear technology
Focus research.png Indian Institute of Science Some of our leading scientists and industrialists are championing a new Institute of Fundamental Research to take advantage of the latest discoveries in physical sciences.
Goal tfv smiling buddha.png The Smiling Buddha
  • 75% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Nuclear technology
Focus wonderweapons.png Institute of Fundamental Research OR Goal generic air doctrine.png Royal Indian Air Force Scientists are close to unlocking the secret of atomic energy - and this will lead to the creation of very powerful explosives. We cannot fall behind in the quest for atomic weapons.
Goal generic scientific exchange.png Research Collaboration
  • Gain 1 Research slot
Focus wonderweapons.png Institute of Fundamental Research The British showed us the advantage of sharing scientific progress between close allies. Our whole faction will be able to conduct wartime R&D more efficiently if we take the steps necessary to coordinate this.
Industrial/Reforms branch
Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Great Indian Peninsula Railway
  • Prioritize Rajahsthan (433) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
  • Prioritize Lucknow / Bombay (438 / 429) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
  • Prioritize Sind / Hyderabad (443 / 427) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
Government control of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway in 1925 means that its expansion and improvement falls upon us. A growing population needs better transportation infrastructure.
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png East India Railways
  • Prioritize (640 288) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
  • Prioritize (432 430) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Great Indian Peninsula Railway Government control of the East India Railway leaves all decisions for its expansion and improvement in the hands of our ministers.
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Integrate Princely Railways
  • Prioritize Hyderabad (427) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
  • Prioritize Orissa (426) ←
    • Instant build (1) state level 1 Infrastructure.pngInfrastructure
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png East India Railways Some of the Indian princes have financed their own rail systems, but, till now, they have been poorly integrated with the rail lines built by the Raj. Something must be done to tie the nation’s trains together.
Clamp Down On Corruption.png Clamp Down On Corruption

Remove National Spirit Risk of FamineRisk of Famine

Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Integrate Princely Railways Despite the British industrial efforts to expand India’s rail system, very few of the benefits of the expansion seem to come to India. There is endemic corruption and double dealing in the transportation sector and we must be seen to do something about it.
Goal generic construct mil factory.png Ishapore Arsenal

Prioritize Hyderabad (431) ←

Goal generic construct infrastructure.png East India Railways The Ishapore Arsenal and Rifle Factory has been in operation since the 18th century. It is responsible for many innovations in gun design, and is the centerpiece of our arms production system.
Strengthen Ties With British Investors.png Strengthen Ties with British Investors

(any Random State)

(any Random State)

  • Add (1) Shared buildings.pngshared building slot
  • Instant build (1) Military factoryMilitary factory
  • Add Dominion.png-148.99 autonomy
Goal generic construct mil factory.png Ishapore Arsenal To expand our factories and resources we still heavily rely on British capital. Until we have a vigorous banking sector of our own, we must go on bended knee to London to seek support.
Goal generic construct civ factory.png British Rail Investors

(any Random State)

(any Random State)

  • Add (1) Shared buildings.pngshared building slot
  • Instant build (1) Civilian factoryCivilian factory
  • Add Dominion.png-250.00 autonomy
Strengthen Ties With British Investors.png Strengthen Ties with British Investors Civilian and transportation infrastructure in India needs a heavy cash infusion from British financiers.
Goal generic construct mil factory.png British Arms Investors

(any Random State)

(any Random State)

  • Add (1) Shared buildings.pngshared building slot
  • Instant build 1 Military factoryMilitary factory
  • Add Dominion.png-250.00 autonomy
Strengthen Ties With British Investors.png Strengthen Ties with British Investors If we want to quickly get our weapons factories moving, we will need to ask British banks to invest in our military infrastructure.
Army branch
Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Goal generic small arms.png Lessons of the Great War
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Land Doctrine
India colonial soldiers participated in the last world war, and the lessons from this conflict should be brought to bear on the training and organization of the army.
Indianisation of Army.png Indianisation of Army
  • +100 Political Power
  • +25 Army experience Army experience
Goal generic small arms.png Lessons of the Great War To properly protect India in a total war, the entire population of India should be mobilized. This will mean not just recruiting more widely from the Indian population, but allowing Indian officers to take command at some place in the chain of authority.
Indian Gurkhas.png Indian Gurkhas
  • gains "Indian Gurkhas" (+2 % recruitable population)
  • gains an Elite Gurkha Rifles division deployed in Delhi (439)
Flag of British Raj British Raj gets (1) level 5 Veterans.pngVeteran "Gurka Rifles" division in Delhi (439)
Indianisation of Army.png Indianisation of Army The Gurkhas of the Punjabi and Nepalese highlands are legendary for their military skill. They’ve served the Raj loyally for many years, and excel at all kinds of warfare.
Goal generic military sphere.png Jungle Training
  • Enables Jungle Training
    • Marine.pngMarines
      • Jungle.pngJungle
        • Attack:+5 %
        • Movement:+10 %
    • Mountaineers.pngMountaineers
      • Jungle.pngJungle
        • Attack:+5 %
        • Movement:+10 %
    • Paratroop.pngParatroopers
      • Jungle.pngJungle
        • Attack:+5 %
        • Movement:+10 %
Goal generic special forces.png
AND

Indian Gurkhas.png

India, Burma and Indochina are covered in jungle and special training is recommended to make our soldiers effective in this dangerous terrain.
Goal generic army doctrines.png An Indian Sandhurst
  • gains (1) skill 4 general
    • Kodandera Madappa Cariappa
  • gains (2) skill 3 general
    • Kodendera Subayya Thimayya
      • Jungle Rat.pngJungle Rat trait
    • Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri
      • Panzer Leader.pngPanzer Leader trait
Indianisation of Army.png Indianisation of Army India has been demanding a military school of its own ever since the last war, and at long last we created on in 1932. The Indian Military Academy has been turning out Indian officers for a few years now, giving us a core command group.
Indian Gentlemen Officers.png Indian Gentlemen Officers

gets the national spirit:

  • Indian Gentlemen Officers, which grants:
    • – 50%Military Leader Cost
    • +1 Starting level of new army leaders
Goal generic army doctrines.png An Indian Sandhurst The gentlemen who have served the Raj through close co-operation with the Imperial authorities are a ready-made supply of commanders, should we need loyal men to lead the new Indian Army.
Seek Help From Germany.png Lions of the Great War
  • gains "Lions of the Great War" (+2 % recruitable population)
  • gains an Infantry unit in Delhi (439)
Flag of British Raj British Raj gets (1) level 3 Regular.pngRegulars "Sikh Regiment" division in Delhi (439)
Indianisation of Army.png Indianisation of Army The Sikhs have a strong military tradition and were highly decorated in the last war. The Lions of the Punjab form a strong regiment on their own, and the region is ripe for further recruitment.
Politics: Swaraj branch
Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Goal generic forceful treaty.png Provincial Elections
  • +100 Political Power
  • + Dominion.png100.00 autonomy
  • gets modified Princely States
Princely States icon
Princely States
  • – 0.4% Daily autonomy progress
World tensionWorld tension is greater than 10%.
British Raj is a subject.
Gandhi’s concept of self-rule - Swaraj - is gaining popularity throughout India. It advocates a total break from British institutions and customs and Swaraj groups are agitating at Indian schools.
Goal demand sudetenland.png ExclusiveM.pngSwaraj Goal generic forceful treaty.png Provincial Elections The All India Forward Bloc thinks that British disengagement from India is taking too long. A stronger - even militant - position must be taken.
All India Forward Bloc.png All India Forward Bloc
  • +120 Political Power
  • Gains National Spirit "All India Forward Bloc", which grants:
    • –0.02 Daily Democracy Support
    • –0.02 Daily Support for Unaligned
  • Available as "Political Advisor"
    • Karam Singh Mann
    • Subhas Chandra Bose
Goal demand sudetenland.png Swaraj The All India Forward Bloc thinks that British disengagement from India is taking too long. A stronger - even militant - position must be taken.
Seek Help From Soviet.png Seek Help From Soviet All India Forward Bloc.png All India Forward Bloc The Soviet Union is the natural balance to British Imperial power. They claim they are the engine of revolution, and we should encourage them to export their revolution to India.
Goal generic axis build infantry.png ExclusiveM.pngIndian People's Army
  • Communist supporters start a civil war for freedom. The army size depends on party support and autonomy progress.
Seek Help From Soviet.png Seek Help From Soviet The communist supporters starts a civil war for freedom. The size depends on party support and autonomy progress.
Goal generic scientific exchange.png Research City Excursions Goal generic axis build infantry.png Indian People's Army Soviet Research Cities are a wonder, and India’s population is full of energetic and intelligent minds. Sending our young engineers to these cities will help us develop a domestic research and industry base.
Goal generic army motorized.png Combined Arms Academy
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Land Doctrine
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Armor technology and Motorized
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Anti-tank
Goal generic scientific exchange.png Research City Excursions Soviet military training can be made more efficient through the new Combined Arms Academy. We can get up to date on modern warfare, using air, land and sea power.
Goal generic army doctrines.png Rani of Jhans
  • Gain an Infantry unit in Delhi (439)
Rani of Jhansi division design
  • A (3) Skilled General named Lakshmi Sahgsl will appear
Goal generic axis build infantry.png Indian People's Army OR Goal generic allies build infantry.png Indian National Army Rani of Jhansi was a great hero of the Indian Revolution of 1857. Her example of bravery and national pride is a model for all of the women of India who want to take up arms and form a regiment of their own.
Goal generic construct civilian.png Rebuilding the Nation
  • Instant build 2 Civilian factory on a random owned state
  • Instant build 2 Civilian factory on a random owned state
  • Instant build 1 Civilian factory on a random owned state
Goal generic army doctrines.png Rani of Jhans With the Imperial oppressor expelled and the Indian population mobilized to action, the time has come to repair the damage of two centuries of occupation.
Seek Help From Germany.png Seek Help From Germany All India Forward Bloc.png All India Forward Bloc Germany has never harmed us the way that Britain has, and the Reich is the most plausible challenge to British power. We should draw closer to the Axis powers.
Goal generic allies build infantry.png ExclusiveM.pngIndian National Army
  • Fascist supporters start a civil war for freedom. The army size depends on party support and autonomy progress. ???
Seek Help From Germany.png Seek Help From Germany The fascist supporters starts a civil war for freedom. The size depends on party support and autonomy progress.
Goal generic scientific exchange.png German technology Goal generic allies build infantry.png Indian National Army German scientists are the best in the world, and their military machine is based on the best modern engineering techniques. They are willing to share their advances with us.
Goal generic CAS.png Japanese Army Air Force Academy
  • +25 Air experienceAir experience
  • 50 % Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Air Doctrine
  • 75 % Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Fighter models and CAS models
Goal generic scientific exchange.png German technology The Japanese Air Force Academy has decided to welcome Indian recruits that wish to fight against European domination in Asia.
Goal generic build airforce.png Battaglione Azad Hindoustan

Flag of ItalyItaly(Latium)

  • Battaglione Azad Hindoustan paratroopers will be deployed in Italy.
Battaglione Azad Hindoustan division design
Seek Help From Germany.png Seek Help From Germany Italy has formed the Battaglione Azad Hindoustan, a regiment of Indian former POWs. Trained in sabotage, parachuting and infiltration, the BAH could be a big step for national pride.
Goal generic propaganda.png Quit India Movement
Quit India Movement  icon
Quit India Movement

  • +0.4 Daily autonomy progress gain
Gandhi’s campaign for Indian Independence has reached a climax with a call for the British to leave India. It is inconceivable that the Raj can end before the war is over, but the situation on the ground is growing more tense by the day.
Goal demand sudetenland.png Swaraj OR Goal generic major alliance.png Crisps' Mission
Politics: Indian National Congress branch
Focus Effects Prereq. Description
Goal generic forceful treaty.png Provincial Elections
  • +100 Political Power
  • + Dominion.png100.00 autonomy
  • gets Modified Princely States
Princely States icon
Princely States
  • – 0.4% Daily autonomy progress
Gandhi’s concept of self-rule - Swaraj - is gaining popularity throughout India. It advocates a total break from British institutions and customs and Swaraj groups are agitating at Indian schools.
Goal generic neutrality focus.png ExclusiveM.pngIndian National Congress
  • + Dominion.png100.00 autonomy
  • gets Indian National Congress
  • Generic political advisor arab 1.png Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar available as political advisor (Democratic Reformer) which grants +10% Daily Democracy Support.
Goal generic forceful treaty.png The Indian National Congress has been very successful in elections across the subcontinent. They are a strong voice for an independent India, or at least one with greater autonomy within the Empire.
Goal generic major alliance.png Crisps' Mission
  • gets Modified Marginalized Muslim Community
Marginalized Muslim Community icon
Marginalized Muslim Community
  • – 0.4 Daily autonomy progress gain
  • – 10% National Unity
  • – 20% Recruitable Population Factor
  • + Dominion.png49.98 autonomy
  • Goal generic neutrality focus.png We have to keep India loyal to the Allied and British cause, in spite of the rising nationalist fervor for independence. Sir Stafford Cripps is a skilled negotiator who can assure the nationalist leaders that their demands will be addressed.
    Goal generic propaganda.png Quit India Movement
    Quit India Movement  icon
    Quit India Movement

    • +0.4 Daily autonomy progress gain
    Gandhi’s campaign for Indian Independence has reached a climax with a call for the British to leave India. It is inconceivable that the Raj can end before the war is over, but the situation on the ground is growing more tense by the day.
    Goal demand sudetenland.png

    OR
    Goal generic major alliance.png

    Rani of Jhansi was a great hero of the Indian Revolution of 1857. Her example of bravery and national pride is a model for all of the women of India who want to take up arms and form a regiment of their own.
    Two-Nation Theory.png Two-Nation Theory
    • Flag of Pakistan Pakistan will be released when India gains Freedom.
    • gets modified Marginalized Muslim Community
    Marginalized Muslim Community icon
    Marginalized Muslim Community
    • + 8% National unity
    • + 10% Recruitable Population Factor
    • + 1.0 Daily autonomy progress gain
    Goal generic major alliance.png Though long ruled as a single territory, it makes sense to see India as two nations - one Hindu and one Muslim. Partition of the country may not be the only answer, but any deal for an independent India must face this dual nature of the subcontinent.
    Goal generic improve relations.png Princely State Donations
    • gets Modified Princely States
    Princely States icon
    Princely States
    • – 0.4% Daily autonomy progress
    • – 3% Consumer Goods Factories
    Goal generic neutrality focus.png The Princely States of India have provided the men that have served as the core Indian army under the British for a long time. Further donations from these local rulers underline their support for the Empire.
    Focus generic commonwealth build infantry.png Imperial Service Troops
    • gets Modified Princely States
    Princely States icon
    Princely States
    • – 0.4% Daily autonomy progress
    • – 3% Consumer Goods Factories
    • + 5% Recruitable Population Factor
  • + Dominion.png49.98 autonomy
  • Goal generic improve relations.png The Imperial Service Troops are recruited by the Princes of India and can number in the hundreds of thousands. In these difficult times, it is great to know that His Majesty can rely on the loyalty of the rajas.
    Goal generic air fighter.png RAF Funding Focus generic commonwealth build infantry.png The Royal Air Force of India will be given more funding and assets from the United Kingdom.
    Goal generic cavalry.png British Army Support
    • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
      • Support Technology
    Goal generic axis build infantry.png
    OR

    Goal generic allies build infantry.png

    The British Army knows India well after 200 years of occupation. They know the people and the land, and will be able to support the training of Indian soldiers to fight at home.
    Goal generic special forces.png Red Eagle Division
    • gets an Elite Infantry division in delhi
    Flag of British Raj British Raj gets (1) level 4 Seasoned Red Eagles Division deployed in Delhi
    • +50 Army experience Army experience
    Goal generic cavalry.png The Red Eagle Division will be the first Indian division to be trained to fight overseas, ready to fight in harsh conditions
    Goal generic special forces.png Chindits
    • gets a 4 skill general named Orde Wingate
    • 75% Research bonus (2x uses):
      • Airbourne technology
      • Mountaineers Technology
    Goal generic cavalry.png India needs a special forces division so we have formed the Chindits to operate behind enemy lines in the jungles of Asia. This is a risky operation and will have high casualty rates, but could be of great service to the war effort.
    Goal generic military sphere.png Jungle Training
    • Enables Jungle Training
      • Marine.pngMarines
        • Jungle.pngJungle
          • Attack:+5 %
          • Movement:+10 %
      • Mountaineers.pngMountaineers
        • Jungle.pngJungle
          • Attack:+5 %
          • Movement:+10 %
      • Paratroop.pngParatroopers
        • Jungle.pngJungle
          • Attack:+5 %
          • Movement:+10 %
    Goal generic special forces.png
    AND

    Indian Gurkhas.png

    India, Burma and Indochina are covered in jungle and special training is recommended to make our soldiers effective in this dangerous terrain.


    ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive choices can be only chosen once and then the other choice is excluded and further focuses depending on that excluded focus also become unavailable. These choices should be considered carefully as they can fundamentally change the direction of the country.'

    Canada[edit]

    Main article: Canadian national focus tree
    Canada's unique NF tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion).

    Canada, along with other nations of the British commonwealth, has a unique national focus tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion).

    Canada's unique focus tree has six main branches:

    Industrial and Internal Politics
    A large interwoven tree that serves to increase industrial capacity, resource availability and to lift the country out of the Great Depression. This first part of the tree is the most powerful, but most of it is locked behind War Bonds and Defense Regulations, which respectively require war and some world tension. These focuses should be picked as they become available to start the industrial expansion. An other key focus is Commit to War, which is necessary for any conscription law above Volunteers and mitigates the Great Depression penalties. Finally, the Canadian must choose between Send In the Zombies to significantly increase their manpower pool, or National Steel Car to unlock their full industrial potential.
    Army Modernization
    The ground forces branch. Focuses on research bonuses for infantry, armor, artillery and support divisions. Requires Send In the Zombies from the industrial tree for the last focus tiers.
    Strengthen the Commonwealth Ties
    The historical path. Keeps Canada within the Allies, providing bonuses to Commonwealth technology sharing and other buffs to industry and resources.
    Patriation
    Canada severs ties with the United Kingdom, thereby allowing allowing Canada to leave the Allies. The first, democratic branch builds an alliance with the United States, the others are the fascist and communist paths. A notable option in the fascist branch is to bring Mexico over to fascism and mount a two-pronged invasion against the United States.
    RCAF Station Borden
    Provides bonuses to RADAR, aircraft and air doctrine research.
    Halifax Shipyards
    Focuses on the Canadian Navy, giving bonuses to ship model and naval doctrine research.


    South Africa[edit]

    Main article: South African national focus tree


    South Africa's unique NF tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion).

    Without the expansion South Africa utilizes the generic national focus tree.

    New Zealand[edit]

    Main article: New Zealand national focus tree
    New Zealand's unique NF tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion).

    Without the expansion New Zealand utilizes the generic national focus tree.

    New Zealand's unique focus tree has five main branches:

    • The First Labour Government acts as the political tree, providing both a means to deal with internal issues, and mutually exclusive branches on whether to remain within the Commonwealth, or to push for Independence as a Democratic, Fascist or Communist country.
    • Transfer the New Zealand Division focuses on developing a navy through construction of dockyards and bonuses to ship and naval doctrine research.
    • Expand the NZPAF provides bonuses to aircraft and air doctrine research.
    • National Roads Board acts as the industrial tree, buffing industrial capacity, resource extraction and research slots.
    • Army Reforms focuses on bonuses for Infantry, Armour and Artillery, and construction of military industry capacity.

    Minors trees[edit]

    Poland[edit]

    Main article: Polish national focus tree
    Polish national focus tree.

    The Polish national focus tree can be divided into 5 branches:

    Central Region Strategy - The Four Year Plan
    This branch offers the possibility to develop the nation's infrastructure and factories as well as enabling up to two additional research slots.
    Prepare For The Next War
    This branch has options to keep pace/modernize the Polish ground forces with/ahead of it's neighbors.
    Air Base Expansion
    This branch includes focuses which grants several research boni to improve. First focus of the branch instantly expands state Capitol's airport capacity (Danzig).
    Develop Polish Ship Building
    This branch includes focuses which grants several research boni that could potentially specialize or widen the range of ships available for service soon. Includes research bonus for naval doctrine advancements.
    Strengthen The Polish State
    This branch contains various diplomatic focuses and focuses to change the ideology of the government. This branch has mutually exclusive choices that enables the player to forge an alliance or create one of its own.


    Generic tree[edit]

    Main article: Generic national focus tree
    Generic national focus tree.

    All nations without a unique national focus tree use the generic national focus tree.