National spirit

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In the political menu, current national spirits can be seen to the right of the leader portrait.

A national spirit is a modifier that describes unique advantages or disadvantages of countries. A country can have several national spirits at the same time. They can be acquired, removed, or modified by finishing national focuses or through certain events. National spirits can be viewed in the political menu. Some countries already start with national spirits as can be seen below.

Starting national spirits[edit]

Major nations spirits[edit]

France
Victors of the Great War icon
Victors of the Great War
  • Recruitable Population: −0.3%
  • Land Doctrine Research Time: +75%
Having emerged victorious from the Great War, the army has developed a dangerously complacent attitude which causes strategic developments to come slowly and with some reluctance.
Disjointed Government icon
Disjointed Government
  • Daily Political Power Cost: +0.8
  • National Unity: −10%
The state of French politics is far from stable. While reforms are needed and welcome, the nation is divided and getting drawn into a conflict would put it at great risk.
Protected by the Maginot Line icon
Protected by the Maginot Line
  • Max Planning: +25%
  • Planning Speed: −25%
Having fortified the border gives France the opportunity to plan and prepare carefully, but it does sacrifice some flexibility in the event of something unexpected.


Germany
Bitter Loser icon
Bitter Loser
  • Ideology drift defense: +50%
  • Yes.png Can create factions
Bitterness over defeat in the Great War dominates the politics of this nation.
General Staff icon
General Staff
  • Division Organization: +5%
  • Planning Speed: +25%
The German General staff was responsible for the continuous study of all aspects of war, including the drawing up and reviewing of plans for mobilization or campaign. This contributed to a higher level of Organization in the army.


Italy
Victor Emmanuel III icon
Victor Emmanuel III
  • National unity: +5%
The "Soldier King" remind the Italians of their recent victories in the Great War. His presence and their loyalty to him is a great source of unity for the people.
Vittoria Mutilata icon
Vittoria Mutilata
  • Acceptance of Communist Diplomacy: −10
  • Acceptance of Democratic Diplomacy: −10
  • Acceptance of Fascist Diplomacy: +10
  • AI Modifier: Focus on Offense: +50%
  • Justify war goal time: −5%
Our allies betrayed Italy and stabbed us in the back when they broke the Pact of London. We sacrificed so much blood at the Isonzo for their victory and they in turn denied us what was ours by right. Now Italy will take her destiny into her own hands and ensure that justice is done.


Japan
State Shintoism icon
State Shintoism
  • Factory Bomb Vulnerability: −10%
  • Division Recovery Rate: +10%
Since the Meiji Restoration we have sought to use the worship at Shinto shrines to promote imperial loyalty and aid in nation building. This has allowed us to build up a country that is ready to sacrifice much in the name of the state.


Soviet Union
Trotskyite Plot? icon
Trotskyite Plot?
  • National unity: −20%
Paranoia and pathological distrust stemming from old power struggles impact the leadership of this nation.
Home of the Revolution icon
Home of the Revolution
  • Ideology drift defense: +50%
  • Construction Speed: −10%
  • Yes.png Can create factions
Comrades, with the defeat of the vile Trotskyite counter revolutionaries we were able to focus on defending the revolution. Our goal, our hope, our slogan is Socialism in One Country. We will build a bountiful socialist utopia here in the Soviet Union and the rest of the world will inevitably embrace it.


United Kingdom
British Stoicism icon
British Stoicism
  • Ideology drift defense: +50%
  • Yes.png Can create factions
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, if you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same. Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, and - which is more - you'll be a man, my son.
The War to End All Wars icon
The War to End All Wars
  • Recruitable Population Factor: -25%
With the Great War in recent memory, both the nation's people and leaders are reluctant to send another generation to die in the trenches.
King George V icon
King George V
Popular Figurehead
National Unity: 15%
Rallying around the King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, as well as Emperor of India, the British people stand united and proud of their imperial legacy.


United States
The Great Depression icon
The Great Depression
  • Daily Political Power cost: +1.00
  • Consumer Goods Factories: +30%
  • Recruitable Population Factor: -50%
  • Join faction tension limit: +20%
Although a worldwide phenomenon, the Great Depression started with a stock market crash in the United States and has caused unemployment rates to soar and tax revenue to plummet. The American people and its government have enough to worry about without getting involved in another war.
Home of the Free icon
Home of the Free
  • Ideology drift defense: +20%
  • No.png Cannot join factions lead by another ideology
  • Yes.png Can create factions
USA considers itself a bastion and maybe even the cradle of democracy and liberty. Whatever they choose to be, their values are difficult to compromise, however tempting some opportunities might seem.


British Commonwealth spirits[edit]

Australia
Great Depression  icon
Great Depression

  • Consumer Goods Factories: 20%.
  • Factory output: -25%
  • National unity: -10%


British Raj
Princely States  icon
Princely States

  • Daily autonomy progress gain: +0.01
Marginalized Muslim Community  icon
Marginalized Muslim Community

  • National unity: −10%
  • Recruitable Population Factor: −20%
Agrarian Society  icon
Agrarian Society

  • Recruitable Population Factor: −69%
Risk of Famine icon
Risk of Famine
The Indian system of food production is very fragile. Even a small interruption might cause a collapse.


Canada
Great Depression  icon
Great Depression

  • Consumer Goods Factories: 25%
  • Factory Output: −30%
Conscription Crisis among French Canadians icon
Conscription Crisis among French Canadians
  • Recruitable Population Factor: −30%


South Africa
Ossewabrandwag icon
Ossewabrandwag
Daily Fascism Support: +0.01
Factory Output: -10.00%
History of Segregation icon
History of Segregation
Recruitable Population Factor: -55%


Other nations spirits[edit]

China
German Military Advisors icon
German Military Advisors
  • Land Doctrine Research Time: -7%
A German military mission led by Alexander von Falkenhausen is present in China, and its advisors are assisting us in bringing our army up to Western standards.
Communist Uprisings icon
Communist Uprisings
The tensions between communists and nationalists are present in all corners of the county. If communist support in the country goes too high, the communists will take control of a state.


Finland
Sisu icon
Sisu
  • 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.


Romania
Neutral Foreign Policy icon
Neutral Foreign Policy
  • Join faction tension limit: +100%
  • Send volunteers tension limit: +20%
  • Guarantee tension limit: +100%
  • AI Modifier: Threat receptivity: +1%
  • AI Modifier: Desire to be in or expand a faction: −100
Neutrality is sometimes viewed as a craven stance, but this nation trusts that when the dust settles, those who didn't take sides may be better off than those who did.


Sweden
En Svensk Tiger icon
En Svensk Tiger
  • Ideology drift defense: +10%
  • Justify wargoal time on us: +10%
If Sweden is to be like a tiger on the prowl then those who spy on us must not know what we do. In these time of conflict and strife it is the patriotic duty of every Swede to keep silent.
Neutral Foreign Policy icon
Neutral Foreign Policy
  • Join faction tension limit: +100%
  • Send volunteers tension limit: +20%
  • Guarantee tension limit: +100%
  • AI Modifier: Threat receptivity: +1%
  • AI Modifier: Desire to be in or expand a faction: −100
Neutrality is sometimes viewed as a craven stance, but this nation trusts that when the dust settles, those who didn't take sides may be better off than those who did.


Switzerland
Neutral Foreign Policy icon
Neutral Foreign Policy
  • Join faction tension limit: +100%
  • Send volunteers tension limit: +20%
  • Guarantee tension limit: +100%
  • AI Modifier: Threat receptivity: +1%
  • AI Modifier: Desire to be in or expand a faction: −100
Neutrality is sometimes viewed as a craven stance, but this nation trusts that when the dust settles, those who didn't take sides may be better off than those who did.


Yugoslavia
Anti-German Military icon
Anti-German Military
  • Ideology drift defense: +5%
Factions within the Yugoslavian Airforce are opposed to cooperating with Germany. They may attempt to overthrow the regime if the country opens their borders to or enters an alliance with the Third Reich.


Generic spirits[edit]

The following spirits are more generic in nature and can apply to more than one nation [they can be found in the generic focus tree].

Collectivist Ethos icon
Collectivist Ethos
  • Daily Democracy Support: −0.02
Deterrence icon
Deterrence
  • Land Fort construction speed: +20%
  • Coastal Fort construction speed: +20%
  • Anti Air construction speed: +20%
  • Military Factory construction speed: +20%
Standing alone, we rarely benefit from war. Fortunately, we know that the best defense is one so well-known you never have to put it to use.
Foreign Expeditions icon
Foreign Expeditions
  • Divisions required for sending volunteer force: -50%
Ideological Fanaticism icon
Ideological Fanaticism
  • National Unity: +5%
  • Division Attack on core territory:+10%
  • Division Defense on core territory: +10%
  • Yes Can Create Factions
Indoctrination icon
Indoctrination
  • National Unity: +5%
Having established our ideology as based on the truth, it may be taught as truth. Education and media must reflect this lesson."
Liberty Ethos icon
Liberty Ethos
  • Trade deal opinion factor: +20%
Militarism icon
Militarism
  • Recruitable Population: +5%
  • Effect of partisans on us: -10%
Military Youth icon
Military Youth
  • Recruitable Population: +2%
Neutrality icon
Neutrality
  • Join faction tension limit: 100%
  • Send volunteers tension limit: 20%
  • Guarantee tension limit: 100%
Neutrality is sometimes viewed as a craven stance, but this nation trusts that when the dust settles, those who didn't take sides may be better off than those who did.
Paramilitarism icon
Paramilitarism
  • Division training time: -10%
Political Commissars icon
Political Commissars
  • Division Recovery Rate: +10%
Political Correctness icon
Political Correctness
  • Foreign subversive activities efficiency: -75%
People who think correctly are much harder to influence for foreign powers.
Volunteer Corps icon
Volunteer Corps
  • Divisions required for sending volunteer force: -25%
Why we Fight icon
Why we Fight
  • National Unity: +10%