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This is a list of all Flag of United States United States's events (from /Hearts of Iron IV/events/USA.txt).

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Earhart Wants to Enlist


As American mobilizes for war, we have received an unusual request. Amelia Earhart, the famous aviator who successfully circumvented the globe not long ago, wishes to enlist in the Army Air Corps as a fighter pilot. She has demonstrated considerable skill in mock dogfights, but there are many within the military establishment who frown on the idea of a having a woman flying combat missions. Should we make an exception in her case and let her join?


 
Trigger conditions
  • Can fire only once
  • Global flag earhart_disappeared is not set
  • Is Flag of United States United States
    • At war
Mean time to happen
  • 30 days

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Yes, we need her.
  • Set country flag amelia_active_ace
  • Lose Political Power –10 Political power
  • Gain the ace Amelia Earhart (Fighter genius)
    • +15% Agility
    • +10% Air attack
    • +8% Speed
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No, that won't be necessary.
  • None


id

Manifest Destiny


The unique foundation and history of the United States makes it our duty to preserve democracy and freedom in the world. The last decade has proven that this mission cannot be fulfilled without taking up arms against those who seek to destroy it. From now on, every oppressor will have to answer to us, and our armed forces will liberate people across the globe.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Nothing


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Liberty or death!
  • Gain an War goal annexation CB against communism communist and fascism fascist nations


id

American Fleet in Pearl Harbor


The diplomatic and economic sanctions we have suffered from the United States appears to have been the beginning of something more threatening. The American Pacific Fleet has been stationed in the naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, clearly signaling that the Americans will maintain a strong presence in the Pacific and continue supporting our enemies. Striking against the base at this point may give us the element of surprise.


 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen
  • 21 days
Modifiers

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Who knows how long the opportunity will last?


id

Destroyers for Bases Agreement


Having taken a stance against the Germans, the US appear interested in ensuring Britain stands strong against the German threat. They are, however, also concerned with maintaining their own naval presence in the Atlantic. In exchange for several of our naval bases, they will supply our nation with destroyer ships. The ships have been in reserve, but accepting will still strengthen the military bonds between our nations, and may be a wise decision.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

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This is a unique opportunity.
  • Flag of Canada Canada gains Destroyer.png 6 Destroyers (American)
  • Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom gains Destroyer.png 34 Destroyers (American)
  • Flag of United States United States gains ownership of state if it is controlled by Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom (British cores will be removed):
    • Leeward Islands (308)
    • Newfoundland (331)
    • Jamaica (689)
    • Trinidad (691)
    • Southern Bahamas (693)
    • Bermuda (696)
  • Flag of United States United States gains opinion modifier towards Our Nation:
    • Destroyers for Bases (Opinion.png +30 Opinion)
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This is clearly more favorable to the US, and unacceptable.


id

Britain refuses offer


Despite our preparations and good intentions, Britain has refused our offer of old Destroyers in exchange for their naval bases.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

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Their loss.
  • None


id

Election of [GetYear] (1936)


The day of the presidential election has arrived. Incumbent Franklin Delano Roosevelt has already implemented several of the programs referred collectively to as the New Deal, intended to take the US out of the Great Depression.

While many of the efforts have been popular, his plans to further extend the role and power of the government have been met with criticism from his opponent, Republican Alf Landon. Coming from the oil industry, Landon wants to see greater economic freedom, while Roosevelt and the Democratic Party want to expand Social Security and ensure economic stability. The election may be a close call, or a major victory for the Democrats.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of United States United States
  • democracy Democratic party popularity > 50%
  • Date is between 1936.1.1 and 1937.1.1
Is triggered only by
  • On new term election

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The Democrats. Four more years!
  • Gain the idea New deal.png New Deal:
    • Infrastructure.png +20% Infrastructure construction speed
    • National unity +10% National unity
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The Republicans. We must safeguard the ideals of the American system.
  • Set ruling party to democracy Republican and replace nation leader with:
    • Alf Landon (Conservatism / Staunch Constitutionalist)
      • Unknown Ideology +50% Ideology drift defense
  • If the idea Idea standard oil california.png Standard Oil of California:
    • Yes Active: Gain Political Power +150 Political power
    • No Active: Gain the aforementioned idea
      • Atomic Research.png +10% Industry research bonus


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Roosevelt vs Willkie


Since the office of President of the United States was first established, no president has ruled for three consecutive terms. However, in light of the precarious state of the world and international developments in the last few years, President Roosevelt has decided to break with tradition and run for a third term. Republican Wendell Willkie, characterized as a dark horse candidate with a background as an industrialist with limited political experience, has been critical both of Roosevelt's economic interventionism and his justifications for running for a third term.

Although the candidates have much in common in their foreign policies and Willkie wants to retain some form of the New Deal, many still consider this election a determining point for the future of American democracy.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of United States United States
  • democracy Democratic party popularity > 50%
  • Has the idea New deal.png New Deal
  • Date is between 1940.1.1 and 1941.1.1
Is triggered only by
  • On new term election

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The Democrats. FDR is indispensable.
  • Gain Political Power +40 Political power
  • Lose National unity –15% National unity
  • Lose the idea The Great Depression.png The Great Depression:
    • Civilian factory +30% Consumer goods factories
    • Political Power +1 Daily political power cost
    • World Tension +20% Join faction tension limit
    • Manpower –50% Recruitable population
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The Republicans. We want Willkie!
  • Set ruling party to democracy Republican and replace nation leader with:
    • Wendell Wilkie (Liberalism)
  • Lose the idea New deal.png New Deal:
    • Infrastructure.png +20% Infrastructure construction speed
    • National unity +10% National unity
  • Lose the idea The Great Depression.png The Great Depression:
    • Civilian factory +30% Consumer goods factories
    • Political Power +1 Daily political power cost
    • World Tension +20% Join faction tension limit
    • Manpower –50% Recruitable population
  • Gain the idea Willkie's New Deal.png Willkie's New Deal:
    • Unknown Ideology +20% Ideology drift defense
    • Infrastructure.png +10% Infrastructure construction speed
    • National unity +5% National unity


id

Landon vs Roosevelt


President Landon put a stop to the Democrats' continued New Deal reforms four years ago, choosing to rely on the nation's strength lying in industrial companies such as those he helped establish prior to his presidency. Roosevelt, who has continued to campaign in favor of completing the programs he originally planned for his second term, is now running for president again. While he remains a popular candidate, Landon has continued to criticize his efforts to concentrate power in the hands of the president, and has accordingly avoided similar policies himself.

Threats abroad, both to our own nation and others, remain a reality and neither candidate is in favor of the United States turning a blind eye to them. The question is who will lead the arsenal of democracy through these dire times.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of United States United States
  • democracy Democratic party popularity > 50%
  • Does not have the idea New deal.png New Deal
  • Date is between 1940.1.1 and 1941.1.1
Is triggered only by
  • On new term election

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The Republicans. Landon is devoted to our values.
  • Lose Political Power –40 Political power
  • Gain National unity +10% National unity
  • Lose the idea The Great Depression.png The Great Depression:
    • Civilian factory +30% Consumer goods factories
    • Political Power +1 Daily political power cost
    • World Tension +20% Join faction tension limit
    • Manpower –50% Recruitable population
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The Democrats. Roosevelt is prepared to do what's necessary.
  • Set ruling party to democracy Democratic and replace nation leader
  • Lose the idea The Great Depression.png The Great Depression:
    • Civilian factory +30% Consumer goods factories
    • Political Power +1 Daily political power cost
    • World Tension +20% Join faction tension limit
    • Manpower –50% Recruitable population
  • Gain the idea New deal.png New Deal:
    • Infrastructure.png +20% Infrastructure construction speed
    • National unity +10% National unity


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Roosevelt vs Dewey


The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt has already been exceptional in many ways. Despite his declining health and the unprecedented length of his presidency, he aspires to continue leading our country through the war effort. The Republicans have been limited in their choices of candidates due to many potential nominees serving in the war, but have chosen Governor Thomas E. Dewey to represent them.

Roosevelt continues to have popular support, but many suspect he may not live to see the end of his term. But is that sufficient to grant Dewey a victory over the man who has taken us this far?


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of United States United States
    • At peace
  • democracy Democratic party popularity > 50%
  • Has the idea New deal.png New Deal
  • Date is between 1944.1.1 and 1945.1.1
Is triggered only by

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FDR defeats Dewey.
  • Gain Political Power +10 Political power
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Dewey defeats FDR.
  • Set ruling party to democracy Republican and replace nation leader with:
    • Thomas E. Dewey (Conservatism)
  • Lose the idea New deal.png New Deal:
    • Infrastructure.png +20% Infrastructure construction speed
    • National unity +10% National unity


id

[Root.GetLeader] vs Roosevelt


Although many aspects of the New Deal were retained by [Root.GetLeader], Roosevelt still sees the opportunity to make his original plans for continued development of the programs reality. Despite declining health, he has managed to retain much of the support which landed him the presidency previously, and is now campaigning for the Democrats again.

[Root.GetLeader] is arguing that a change of leadership in America's sensitive situation would be irresponsible, which is somewhat ironic since the same claim was made before his previous victory over Roosevelt. Despite this, he may have a point.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of United States United States
  • democracy Democratic party popularity > 50%
  • Does not have the idea New deal.png New Deal
  • Date is between 1944.1.1 and 1945.1.1
Is triggered only by
  • On new term election

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[Root.GetLeader] has proven a capable leader.
  • Gain Political Power +10 Political power
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America is ready for a new New Deal.
  • Set ruling party to democracy Democratic and replace nation leader
  • Lose the idea Willkie's New Deal.png Willkie's New Deal:
    • Unknown Ideology +20% Ideology drift defense
    • Infrastructure.png +10% Infrastructure construction speed
    • National unity +5% National unity
  • Gain the idea New deal.png New Deal:
    • Infrastructure.png +20% Infrastructure construction speed
    • National unity +10% National unity


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Roosevelt vs MacArthur


With the continued threat of being drawn into a war, both Democrats and Republicans have aspired to find a candidate from the military. General Douglas MacArthur, normally devoted to his military duties, has taken the opportunity to campaign for the Republican nomination while our nation is at peace and won. He is now challenging Roosevelt, supporting the conservative coalition.

Roosevelt continues to be popular, but MacArthur's charisma and sense of duty has made a strong impression on voters. Does the military really know best?


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of United States United States
    • Either:
      • Country flag macarthur_candidate is set
      • At peace
  • democracy Democratic party popularity > 50%
  • Has the idea New deal.png New Deal
  • Date is between 1944.1.1 and 1945.1.1
Is triggered only by

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Roosevelt and Truman will pull through.
  • Gain Political Power +10 Political power
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MacArthur is a man of peace as much as war.
  • Lose unit leader 57
  • Set ruling party to democracy Republican and replace nation leader with:
    • Douglas MacArthur (Conservatism)
  • Lose the idea New deal.png New Deal:
    • Infrastructure.png +20% Infrastructure construction speed
    • National unity +10% National unity


id

Campaign of Douglas MacArthur


To challenge Roosevelt's record-length presidency, the Republicans have looked to respected military commanders, hoping to find a potential candidate to take America through this war. General Douglas MacArthur has been a popular nominee among the conservatives, but he is also an indispensable asset in the ongoing conflict and has been reluctant to spend his time campaigning for the presidency.

He nevertheless remains one of the more promising conservative candidates and can perhaps be convinced to campaign to avoid getting a moderate Republican president. Is it worth the sacrifice?


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of United States United States
    • At war
  • democracy Democratic party popularity > 50%
  • Has the idea New deal.png New Deal
  • Date is between 1944.1.1 and 1945.1.1
Is triggered only by
  • On new term election

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MacArthur is needed more on the front lines than in the White House.
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We need him to challenge Roosevelt.


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Roosevelt Passes Away


Although President Roosevelt's health has been in decline for some time, his strong presidential campaign convinced many that he had many years left. However, the possibility of FDR's death while still in office has remained, and today he passed away after suffering a stroke. Vice-President Harry S. Truman has now taken the oath of office, requesting the support and prayers of the people. The old cabinet remains, and Truman has vowed to continue many of the policies of his predecessor.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Can fire only once
  • Is Flag of United States United States
    • Is democracy Democratic
  • Has the idea New deal.png New Deal
  • Date is after 1945.3.29
Mean time to happen
  • 365 days

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So ended an era, and so began another.
  • Lose Political Power –40 Political power
  • Replace current nation leader with:
    • Harry S. Truman (democracy Liberalism)


id

The Fascist Twilight


Our great role-model, Nazi Germany, has betrayed their deepest principles and has allied themselves to the great enemy: The Communists. As the knowledge spreads, unrest follows in its wake. The people were willing to follow us this far, through fear of a Communist revolution, but with Germany's defection our great revival is being questioned.


 
Trigger conditions Is triggered only by

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Return to Democracy.
  • Set ruling party to democracy Democratic
    • democracy 50% Democratic party popularity
  • Lose the idea The Great Depression.png The Great Depression:
    • Civilian factory +30% Consumer goods factories
    • Political Power +1 Daily political power cost
    • World Tension +20% Join faction tension limit
    • Manpower –50% Recruitable population
  • Gain the idea Generic democratic drift bonus.png Fascism Defeated for Time 730 days:
    • National unity +10% National unity
  • Flag of United States United States joins the faction of Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom if
    • Both nations are at peace with each other
    • Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom is a faction leader
  • Gain opinion modifier towards Flag of Germany Germany:
    • Unholy alliance (Opinion.png –50 Opinion / Time 48 months / 1 Monthly decay)
Event button.png
Stay true to Fascism.
  • None


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(Hidden) USA War Intervention


(This event is hidden and is used to trigger other events and/or effects.)


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by
  • On war declaration

Immediate effects

Event button.png
(Hidden) USA War Intervention
  • None


id

[From.From.GetName] has declared war on [From.GetName]


The world is already an unsafe place. Can we really allow war in our own region or should we ensure that the peace is kept? We can send [From.From.GetName] an ultimatum to make peace with [From.GetName] or leave them to fight it out.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Event button.png
Let [From.From.GetName] know we are prepared for war.
Event button.png
We will not intervene this time.
  • None


id

[From.GetName] intervenes in war against [being_attacked.GetName]


[From.GetName] is displeased with our conflict war against [being_attacked.GetName]. They threaten us with a war of their own if we do not immediately sign a peace deal with [being_attacked.GetName].

Should we back down?


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Event button.png
Let [From.GetName] know we are prepared for war.
Event button.png
We will back down.


id

(Hidden) [From.GetNameWithFlag] gains Puppet (focus) war goal against [Root.GetName]


(This event is hidden and is used to trigger other events and/or effects.)


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Immediate effects

Event button.png
(Hidden) [From.GetNameWithFlag] gains Puppet (focus) war goal against [Root.GetName]
  • None


id

US Influence


The [From.GetName]'s advocation for democracy is starting to affect our country. Radio broadcasts allow speeches from [From.GetLeader] to reach our people and we have found many [Root.GetAdjective]'s being attracted to the [From.GetAdjective] way of life. [Root.GetName] is no puppet, nor will we allow our politics to be dictated by The [From.GetName]. However, we cannot deny the influence that [From.GetAdjective] politics have on our country.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by
  • American focuses:
Goal generic political pressure.png "Caribbean Sphere"
Goal generic political pressure.png "Central America"
Goal generic political pressure.png "South America"
Goal generic political pressure.png "The Neighbors"

Immediate effects
  • Set country flag usa_influence_fired

Event button.png
In our hearts we will always be [Root.GetAdjective].
  • None


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US Influence


The [From.GetName]'s advocation for communism is starting to affect our country. Radio broadcasts allow speeches from [From.GetLeader] to reach our people. We have even found propaganda leaflets encouraging [Root.GetAdjective] workers to organize and promoting the [From.GetAdjective] way of life. [Root.GetName] is no puppet, nor will we allow our politics to be dictated by The [From.GetName]. However, we cannot deny the influence that [From.GetAdjective] politics have on our country.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by
  • American focuses:
Goal generic political pressure.png "Caribbean Sphere"
Goal generic political pressure.png "Central America"
Goal generic political pressure.png "South America"
Goal generic political pressure.png "The Neighbors"

Immediate effects
  • Set country flag usa_influence_fired

Event button.png
In our hearts we will always be [Root.GetAdjective].
  • None


id

US Influence


The [From.GetName]'s advocation for fascism is starting to affect our country. Radio broadcasts allow speeches from [From.GetLeader] to reach our people and we have even found propaganda leaflets promoting the [From.GetAdjective] way of life being distributed in some parts of the country. [Root.GetName] is no puppet, nor will we allow our politics to be dictated by The [From.GetName]. However, we cannot deny the influence that [From.GetAdjective] politics have on our country.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by
  • American focuses:
Goal generic political pressure.png "Caribbean Sphere"
Goal generic political pressure.png "Central America"
Goal generic political pressure.png "South America"
Goal generic political pressure.png "The Neighbors"

Immediate effects
  • Set country flag usa_influence_fired

Event button.png
In our hearts we will always be [Root.GetAdjective].
  • None


id

US Protection


The [From.GetName] are now enforcing the Monroe doctrine much stricter. Besides the political influence they already have on our country, [From.GetName] officials now declare that they are prepared to intervene in any conflict between American countries.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

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The [From.GetName] is growing powerful.
  • None


id

The Red Twilight


The Soviet Union, the inspiration that convinced many of how overthrowing capitalism was possible, has betrayed the international revolution and aligned itself with Nazi Germany. Between socialism in one country and this alliance with fascists, people are beginning to doubt the sincerity of the communist ideals worldwide. Is American communism just another tool [Root.GetLeader] has used to consolidate power?


 
Trigger conditions Is triggered only by

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Return to Democracy.
  • Set ruling party to democracy Democratic
    • democracy 50% Democratic party popularity
  • Lose the idea The Great Depression.png The Great Depression:
    • Civilian factory +30% Consumer goods factories
    • Political Power +1 Daily political power cost
    • World Tension +20% Join faction tension limit
    • Manpower –50% Recruitable population
  • Gain the idea Generic democratic drift bonus.png Communism Defeated for Time 730 days:
    • National unity +10% National unity
  • Flag of United States United States joins the faction of Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom if
    • Both nations are at peace with each other
    • Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom is a faction leader
  • Gain opinion modifiers towards Flag of Germany Germany and Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union:
    • Unholy alliance (Opinion.png –50 Opinion / Time 48 months / 1 Monthly decay)
Event button.png
Stay true to Communism.
  • None