Occupation

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For the pre-1.9 occupation system see a previous version of this page.
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States are divided into three main categories based on resistance: core states, occupied states, and colony states. If no countries have a core on the state, it is a colony state without the resistance system. If the controller does not have a core, but any other country does, it's an occupied state. Occupied states now have two values attached to them: resistance and compliance.

Resistance[edit]

The resistance system has two values: Resistance target and Resistance strength.

Resistance strength[edit]

Resistance strength measures the severity of the populace's resistance to the controller's occupation of the state. It affects the debuffs applied to the state, frequency, and severity of resistance actions. When resistance strength reaches certain thresholds, various debuffs begin to apply on a per-state basis:

Name Resistance level needed Effect
Resistance organized resistance.png Organized Resistance 25% Garrison Penetration Chance: +50%
Resistance emboldened resistance.png Emboldened Resistance 50% Damage to Garrisons: +100%
Resistance uprising.png Uprising 75%

Divisions speed: -50%

Strategic Redeployment Disabled: Yes

Local Supplies: -50%

Division Attrition: +30%

If the average amount of Resistance strength reaches 90%, a full-scale Resistance rebellion.png Rebellion will occur, and Occupied states will declare independence, spawning rebel units and reverting to the control of the original state owner (if that country no longer exists, the rebellion itself will re-establish that country).

Resistance target[edit]

Resistance target reflects a potential amount of unrest in the state. It is a value, towards which the resistance strength will drift. It has the following modifiers attached to it:

  • Resistance Target base: 35%
  • Target country has capitulated: 10%
  • Target country has government in exile: from 2% to 20%, depending on legitimacy
  • Controller has a claim: -5%
  • Controller is at peace: -10%
  • Victory points in state:
    • 0-5 VP: 0%
    • 5-20 VP: +5%
    • 20-50 VP: +10%
    • 50-... VP: +20%
  • Spread from neighbouring state, if their resistance targets are different (from higher resistance target state to lower), whichever is higher:
    • +50% of neighbour's resistance target
    • +50% of neighbour's spread from neighboring state
  • From compliance in state: -50% of compliance
  • From controller stability: (0% to +20%)
  • Occupation laws: -65% to +40%
  • Continuous focus "Resistance Suppression": -5%
  • Enemy Intelligence Operations: +10% or +20% (Bonus Outcome) per successful mission
  • Your Agents "Root Out Resistance Mission": Base -15% (can be increased by updating agency or by using more agents in one province. Each additional agent has only halve the efficacy of the previous)

Compliance[edit]

Compliance is a representation of a non-core territory's population's loyalty to the occupying regime. The in-game number represents the proportion of people in the local population that are loyalists.

Compliance is calculated on a per-state basis with its own local effects while providing overall bonuses for occupied land when reaching a certain average threshold.

Compliance gain[edit]

Compliance base gain is 0.075%/day by default[1], but it is modified by occupation laws. It decays depending on compliance already reached, up to -0.083%/day at maximum compliance[2].
Another way of getting compliance is by preparing a collaboration government prior to occupation, thus increasing compliance from the start. Setting up the collaboration government switches the occupied states to a puppet state and dispenses with resistance, making compliance unnecessary.

Compliance and industry[edit]

Compliance provides bonuses to available factories within a state. The formula looks like this:


(Refineries are unaffected by this. They will always produce the maximum amount of fuel and rubber, depending on technology, same applies for fuel silos)


The same applies to the resources and manpower provided by the occupied states:




The average level of compliance between states also provides flat percentage bonuses:

Name Compliance level needed Effect
Compliance informants.png Informants 15% Enemy operative detection chance offset: +25%
Compliance local police force.png Local Police Force 25%

Required Garrisons: -25%

Additional Recruitable Population: +5%

Compliance reorganized workforce.png Reorganized Workforce 40%

Local Resources: +10%

Local factories: +10%

Compliance volunteer program.png Volunteer Program 60% Recruitable Population: +20%
Compliance a new regime.png A New Regime 80% Triggers event to establish a Collaboration Government

Collaboration government[edit]

Collaboration Government.png The collaboration value represents the local population's willingness to cooperate with and aid the occupiers. Collaboration is necessary for curbing and eliminating resistance. There are two stages of collaboration: local collaboration and collaboration governments. Local collaboration is gained through the "create a collaboration government" covert operation and provides the following effects:

  • increases initial starting compliance in occupied states by 30-45% per use, up to a maximum of 100% collaboration (as an example, 70% collaboration will give you 70% compliance)
  • decreases the surrender progress threshold needed for capitulation

The current amount of collaboration can be seen in the "collaboration governments" tab on the country screen.

If the average local collaboration in all occupied states rises to 80%, the occupying nation will be given the opportunity to install a collaboration government formed from loyal and sympathetic local civilians, to administer and govern the occupied territories. Note that a democratic country cannot create collaboration governments. The collaboration government itself is a special type of puppet, available with La RésistanceLa Résistance DLC and it has the following puppet rules:

  • No Can declare wars
  • No Can decline call to war
  • No Control over deployed units go to overlord
  • No Can create collaboration governments
  • No Can be Spy Master
  • No Contributes Operatives to Spy Master
  • Yes Master can build constructions on the subject's territory
  • Technology sharing bonus -50%
  • Subject manpower requirement: +100%
  • Extra trade to overlord: +100%
  • Overlord trade cost: -90%
  • Civilian industry to overlord: +75%
  • Military industry to overlord: +75%


Once created, the collaboration government is a separate tag and will be given the Generic national focus tree for use, unless the opposing country for the cores doesn't exist. Additionally, the collaboration government will also gain cores on every state that is a core state of the country the collaboration government is meant to represent, regardless of what territory the collaboration government actually controls.

The collaboration government will adopt the puppet master's color and will also use the puppet master's adjective in its name to represent the close connection between the two governments. However, the puppet will be granted the research progress of the country it is meant to represent. If you are creating a collaboration government of a tag that is using the generic tree by default, your collaborationist government also inherits the generic tree progression, despite the continued existence of that country.

As an example, if Flag of Japan Japan creates a collaboration government representing Flag of China China in East Hebei (which starts off controlled by Flag of Japan Japan), the collaboration government will be named "Japanese China" and gain cores on every Chinese core state, while being of the same map color as Japan. If, however, Flag of China China did not exist when the collaboration government was formed, the collaboration government will assume the role of Flag of China China, including the focus tree.

Currently, Compliance will only be checked from one tag per state. If the state's owner has a core on it, the owner will be the target of compliance, otherwise, it's the leftmost flag in the list of the cores. This can be checked by annexing the Chinese Warlords: Flag of China China is given a core before the warlords, meaning the resistance will be directed towards them.

An example: Flag of Japan Japan may create a collaboration network in Flag of Communist China Communist China, the collaboration will be counted from Flag of Communist China Communist China towards Flag of Japan Japan for the state of Shaanxi only. They can then immediately be released as a collaboration government since the Flag of Communist China Communist Chinese collaboration is NOT checked for the other Japanese-owned states in China, as their collaboration is counted from Flag of China China toward Flag of Japan Japan. When released they will only receive the provinces from which their compliance is calculated but retain their other cores.

This mechanic prevents the formation of some pre-existing tags that are another nation's core. ex: Flag of Macedonia Macedonia, Flag of Croatia Croatia, Flag of Occitania Occitania, Flag of Algeria Algeria, etc. They cannot be formed into collaboration governments (unless released, attacked, and annexed), only released as regular puppets. this also prevents the formation of a collaboration government from provinces in which the releasing nation has cores, these provinces will, however, be released with an eventual collaboration government. An example of this is if Italy creates a Yugoslavian collaboration government, they would then lose control and their core on Istria which would be ceded to the collaboration government in Flag of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia.

Since a collaboration government has cores on its territory, the puppet master will not need to garrison the territory and resistance will not form.

Collaboration governments cannot be created from an existing puppet, neither can they themselves increase their own autonomy status when controlled by A.I. However, when controlled by a player, they can increase their own autonomy status and become a regular puppet, allowing them to eventually become independent through the normal puppet autonomy ladder.

Garrison[edit]

In order to combat resistance and police the population, occupied states will need to be garrisoned by military troops to perform police duties. The in-game Garrison represents this and can be assigned from the Occupied Territories tab.

The divisions needed to staff the garrisons are not visible on the map and are allocated and get their equipment automatically. The equipment allocation can be set via the Recruit & deploy dialog.

With high enough values of resistance strength, Garrison will start to receive damage in the form of losses to both manpower and equipment. Both types of damage will be scaled by the hardness of the division template used by the garrison, so higher hardness will reduce losses significantly.

Occupation laws are scaled with Garrison Efficiency. If a Garrison reinforcement order is not fulfilled, all effects from the occupation law will be scaled by this value:



For every point of resistance, you will require 0.75 points of suppression. However, even if resistance power gets lower than 10%, the number of garrisons needed will remain as if it was 10%. The same rule applies, when resistance strength rises above 50%.

Occupation laws[edit]

Occupation laws can be selected in the occupied territories if you have any non-core land. Occupation laws regulate resistance target, compliance generation rate, amount of industry and resources available to you and can give several other advantages. Each state can be assigned with an individual occupation law.

Name Resistance target Compliance gain Required Garrisons Damage to Garrisons Local Resources Local Factories Local Manpower Additional effects
No Garrison +40% - -100% - - - - Compliance change disabled
Civilian Oversight -10% - -50% -25% - - - -
Local Police Force -20% -0.025% -65% -50% - - - -
Secret Police -30% -0.04% -30% -15% +5% +5% -

Enemy intel network strength gain: -25%

Enemy operative detection chance offset: +1%

Military Governor -40% -0.045% -10% - +10% - +8% -
Martial Law -50% -0.055% - - +10% - - -
Forced Labor -40% -0.08% +50% +30% +40% +5% -

Civilian Factory Repair Speed: +25%

Resource Sabotage Chance: -25%

Resource Sabotage Duration: -25%

Harsh Quotas -40% -0.08% +60% +50% +5% +25% -

Military Factory Repair Speed: +25%

Civilian Factory Repair Speed: +25%

Military Factory Sabotage Chance: -25%

Civilian Factory Sabotage Chance: -25%

Brutal Oppression -75% -0.11% +100% +100% +10% - -

Resistance Decay Speed: +100%

Exclusive to Fascists

Liberated Workers -15% -0.025% -20% +25% +30% +20% - Exclusive to Communists
Local Autonomy - +0.02% -60% -25% - - - Exclusive to Democracies
Reconciliation - +0.030% -50% -30.00% - - - Resistance Decay Speed: +50%

Can only be taken by Turkey on Kurdish cores and only if either the Goal generic propaganda.png A Common Destiny for All of Turkey or the Goal generic improve relations.png Permit Regional Elections focus is complete.


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  1. COMPLIANCE_GROWTH_BASE = 0.075 in Defines
  2. COMPLIANCE_DECAY_AT_MAX_COMPLIANCE = -0.083 in Defines