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The Flag of Netherlands Netherlands, gets a unique national focus tree with the Man the GunsMan the Guns expansion. Without the expansion, it utilizes the Generic national focus tree instead.

Obtain Foreign Colonial Investments BranchAbandon the Gold Standard BranchOverturn Military Budget Cuts Sub-branchForm New Government BranchVolk en Vaderland Sub-branchLegacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny Sub-branchOranje Boven! Sub-branch"Unity Through Democracy" Sub-branchFile:NF tree Netherlands.jpgNF tree Netherlands.jpg

Dutch national focus tree. Clicking on the branches leads to the appropriate section.

The Dutch national focus tree can be divided into 3 branches and 5 sub-branches:

Obtain Foreign Colonial Investments Branch
This branch expands Dutch industry in the colonies and allows the Dutch to move their government to the Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies in case it capitulates and gain war goal against Flag of Venezuela Venezuela.
Abandon the Gold Standard Branch
This Branch allows the expansion of the industry in the European Mainland and removing the De Crisisjaren national spirit.
Overturn Military Budget Cuts Sub-branch
This sub-branch focuses on removing the pacifism in the country and increases military technology.
Form New Government Branch
This branch allows The Netherlands to choose either Flag of Germany German or Flag of United Kingdom British influence or head a neutral path.
Volk en Vaderland Sub-branch
The fascistfascist sub-branch allows the Netherlands to ally with Flag of Germany Germany, Placate the Flag of Japan Japanese with the Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies or gain war goals on former colonial holdings and other Benelux nations.
Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny Sub-branch
The communistcommunist sub-branch allows the Netherlands to release its colonial holdings, Join the Flag of Soviet Union Soviet or Flag of France French faction and gain war goals on non-communist western major nations and the Benelux.
Oranje Boven! Sub-branch
The neutralitymonarchist sub-branch allows Netherlands to make Wilhelmina head of government, gain guarantees from the Flag of United States United States and take manpower from the Flag of Germany Germans.
"Unity Through Democracy" Sub-Branch
The democraticdemocratic sub-branch allows the Netherlands to form the Benelux faction, invite other democratic European countries and create the European Union.


Obtain Foreign Colonial Investments Branch[edit]

Obtain Foreign Colonial InvestmentsThe Western PossessionsExpand Curaçao Oil RefineriesOpen Second Paranam Bauxite MineAntilles DefensesPre-Empt Venezuelan AggressionThe Crown Jewel ColonyJavaReinforce JavaThe "Foundations of Defense"SumatraBorneo and the Grote OostCurtail Colonial AutonomyContinue the War in BataviaA Western CapitalExpand the Colonial ArmyColonial ShipbuildingThe East Indies War MachinePrepare for Our ReturnLiberationFile:HOL NF Obtain Foreign Colonial Investments.jpgHOL NF Obtain Foreign Colonial Investments.jpg

Colonial industry branch of the Dutch national focus tree.
Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
Goal generic consumer goods.png Obtain Foreign Colonial Investments Netherlands:
  • At peace with Flag of United States United States
  • At peace with Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Any country:
    • One of the following must be true:
      • Original country is Netherlands
      • Is a subject of the Netherlands
    • Has full control of Java (335)
    • Has full control of Sumatra (672)
    • Has full control of Kalimantan (334)
  • Has full control of Curaçao (695)
  • Has full control of Suriname (309)
Netherlands:
  • Unlocks Obtain Foreign Colonial Investments Decisions
    • These allow for temporary bonuses to Consumer Goods
      and Construction Speed as well as permanent increases in
      Oil Production in the East and West Indies.
Though they are strongly anti-colonialist, the Americans have nevertheless long had an economic interest in our colonies, in particular the West Indies. Along with the British and the Japanese, they yearn to make investments in our colonial development, both in the West as in the East. We should encourage this.
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png The Western Possessions Netherlands:
  • has the focus Obtain Foreign Colonial Investments focus Obtain Foreign Colonial Investments.
  • Has full control of Curaçao (695)
  • Has full control of Suriname (309)
Netherlands: The West Indies are often overlooked in favor of their Eastern counterparts, but they are rich in resources of their own. Assuring the infrastructure is adequate is the first step towards potentially increasing the industry and resource extraction in the area.
Goal generic oil refinery.png Expand Curaçao Oil Refineries Netherlands:
  • has the focus The Western Possessions focus The Western Possessions.
  • Has full control of Curaçao (695)
  • One of the following must be true:
  • One of the following must be true:
  • One of the following must be true:
Netherlands: Owing to the shallow depth of Lake Maracaibo, since 1918 virtually all Venezuelan oil is instead shipped by shallow-draft coastal transport to be processed on Aruba and Curaçao, and from there shipped across the world in ocean-going tankers. Our refineries there are currently already the largest in the world, but the upcoming world crisis might well warrant even further expansion of the facilities.
Focus generic aluminum.png Open Second Paranam Bauxite Mine Netherlands:
  • has the focus Expand Curaçao Oil Refineries focus Expand Curaçao Oil Refineries.
  • Has full control of Suriname (309)
  • One of the following must be true:
    • At war
    • Flag of Germany Germany Is in faction with Netherlands
    • All of the following must be true:
  • One of the following must be true:
Netherlands: Bauxite from Suriname is of tremendous importance to the production of aluminum for the major powers' airplane industries. With the current military build-up around the world the demand for aluminum has increased dramatically, and we could therefore undoubtedly increase our exports if we were to open a second bauxite mine in Paranam.
Goal generic construct military.png Antilles Defenses Netherlands:
  • has the focus Expand Curaçao Oil Refineries focus Expand Curaçao Oil Refineries.
  • Has full control of Curaçao (695)
Netherlands: Considering the huge importance of our oil refineries on Aruba and Curaçao, it is not strange that foreign parties with a vested interest in them seem very nervous about the weak state of our defenses here. If we want to avoid these parties feeling the need to defend the islands for us, perhaps we should see to improving the defenses ourselves...
Goal demand sudetenland.png Pre-Empt Venezuelan Aggression Netherlands: Netherlands: The Venezuelans have made their designs on our Antilles more than clear. They may have tried to simply 'offer their protection' this time around, but there is no telling what they might be driven to if our situation should deteriorate. We must strike before they do, and ensure the security of our oil refineries.
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png The Crown Jewel Colony Netherlands:
  • has the focus Obtain Foreign Colonial Investments focus Obtain Foreign Colonial Investments.
  • One of the following must be true:
    • All of the following must be true:
      • Has full control of Java (335)
      • Has full control of Sumatra (672)
    • Any other country:
      • Is a subject of the Netherlands
      • Has full control of Java (335)
      • Has full control of Sumatra (672)
Netherlands: As India is to the British, so are the East Indies to us. However, the current, out-dated infrastructure in the East Indies simply will not do in this modern age. Our National Pride must be treated as such, and so the infrastructure shall be modernized to bring it more in line with what is expected of such an important part of our nation.
Focus generic industry 2.png Java Netherlands:
  • has the focus The Crown Jewel Colony focus The Crown Jewel Colony.
  • One of the following must be true:
    • Has full control of Java (335)
    • Any other country:
      • Is a subject of the Netherlands
      • Has full control of Java (335)
Netherlands: Tha capital island of our East Indies should be heavily invested into, so that we bring it more in line with the proper degree of industrialisation for the day.
Goal generic construct military.png Reinforce Java Netherlands:
  • has the focus Java focus Java.
  • One of the following must be true:
    • Has full control of Java (335)
    • Any other country:
      • Is a subject of the Netherlands
      • Has full control of Java (335)
Netherlands: Java houses the largest part of the East Indian archipelago's population and industry, as well as its capital and all the major military bases and headquarters. Consequently, it is by far the most important island of the East Indies, and we should improve its defenses to ensure we can remain in control of it even if all else is lost.
Focus hol the foundations of defense.png The "Foundations of Defense" Netherlands has the focus:
  • Antilles Defenses focus Antilles Defenses or Reinforce Java focus Reinforce Java.
  • One of the following must be true:
    • Has full control of Java (335)
    • Any other country:
      • Is a subject of the Netherlands
      • Has full control of Java (335)
  • Has full control of Curaçao (695)
  • Does not have national spirit Shell-shocked Spectator of the Great War Shell-shocked Spectator of the Great War
Netherlands:
The "Foundations of Defense" icon
The "Foundations of Defense"
The "Defensiegrondslagen van Nederlands-Indië" was a report drafted in 1927, analyzing the defensibility of our colonies. With the recent increase in Japanese aggression, and knowing full well their designs on the East Indies, perhaps this document should be dusted off, and the defensive weak points it identifies prioritized for the allocation of our newly freed-up resources.
  • Java (335) set Naval baseNaval base to maximum level in Soerabaja.
  • Curaçao (695) add 2 Naval baseNaval base in a province in the state.
The "Defensiegrondslagen van Nederlands-Indië" was a report drafted in 1927, analyzing the defensibility of our colonies. With the recent increase in Japanese aggression, and knowing full well their designs on the East Indies, perhaps this document should be dusted off, and the defensive weak points it identifies prioritized for the allocation of our newly freed-up resources.
Focus generic industry 2.png Sumatra Netherlands:
  • has the focus Java focus Java.
  • One of the following must be true:
    • Has full control of Sumatra (672)
    • Any other country:
      • Is a subject of the Netherlands
      • Has full control of Sumatra (672)
Netherlands: Though the largest contiguous landmass entirely part of the East Indies, Sumatra, Java's northern neighbour, has fallen well behind in industrialization and infrastructure. We should remedy this at once.
Focus generic industry 1.png Borneo and the Grote Oost Netherlands:
  • has the focus Java focus Java.
  • One of the following must be true:
    • All of the following must be true:
      • Has full control of Lesser Sunda Islands (667)
      • Has full control of Kalimantan (334)
      • Has full control of The Moluccas (668)
      • Has full control of Sulawesi (673)
    • Any other country:
      • Is a subject of the Netherlands
      • Has full control of Lesser Sunda Islands (667)
      • Has full control of Kalimantan (334)
      • Has full control of The Moluccas (668)
      • Has full control of Sulawesi (673)
Netherlands: The great island of Borneo, and the other islands collectively known as 'De Grote Oost' ('The Great East'), such as Sulawesi and the Moluccas, should be made more accessible to our growing population, allowing more industry to settle in these areas.
Focus generic treaty.png Curtail Colonial Autonomy Netherlands:
The following will bypass the focus:
Netherlands:
Curtail Colonial Autonomy icon
Curtail Colonial Autonomy
Daily Political PowerPolitical Power cost: +0.33
It may well be possible that the continental Netherlands are overrun despite our best preparations. In this case, we should look to alternatives, and one possibility would be to relocate the government to the capital of the Dutch East Indies, in the city of Batavia on Java. We should make it clear to our colonial administration that we may soon take direct control of their affairs, instead.

Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies:

Curtail Colonial Autonomy icon
Curtail Colonial Autonomy
Daily automomy progress: -2.0
It may well be possible that the continental Netherlands are overrun despite our best preparations. In this case, we should look to alternatives, and one possibility would be to relocate the government to the capital of the Dutch East Indies, in the city of Batavia on Java. We should make it clear to our colonial administration that we may soon take direct control of their affairs, instead.
It may well be possible that the continental Netherlands are overrun despite our best preparations. In this case, we should look to alternatives, and one possibility would be to relocate the government to the capital of the Dutch East Indies, in the city of Batavia on Java. We should make it clear to our colonial administration that we may soon take direct control of their affairs, instead.
Focus hol continue the war in batavia.png Continue the War in Batavia Netherlands has the focus:
  • Sumatra focus Sumatra, Borneo and the Grote Oost focus Borneo and the Grote Oost or Curtail Colonial Autonomy focus Curtail Colonial Autonomy.
  • Has capitulated
  • Has not completed focus Oranje Boven! focus Oranje Boven!
  • One of the following must be true:
Netherlands: The invasion we feared has come to pass, and our defenses have been swept aside. The government has managed to escape and is now in exile, hosted by our allies. Though our Queen would rather that the government remain in exile and 'close to the action' in Europe, we think the time has come to relocate to the East Indies, and from there continue the war as a sovereign power.
Focus generic industry 3.png A Western Capital Netherlands:
  • has the focus Continue the War in Batavia focus Continue the War in Batavia.
  • Has full control of Java (335)
Netherlands: The civilian industry in Java must be greatly expanded to furnish the war industry we will need to liberate our homeland.
Focus generic military academy.png Expand the Colonial Army Netherlands:
  • has the focus Continue the War in Batavia focus Continue the War in Batavia.
Netherlands gets the national spirit:
Expand the Colonial Army icon
Expand the Colonial Army
  • Non-core ManpowerManpower: +2.00%
  • Training time: -10.00%
One thing the East Indies do not lack is manpower. By whichever concessions and promises we are required to make, we must make service in the army more attractive, while also making it clear that new colonial recruits are the only defense the islands have against the greed of the Japanese.
One thing the East Indies do not lack is manpower. By whichever concessions and promises we are required to make, we must make service in the army more attractive, while also making it clear that new colonial recruits are the only defense the islands have against the greed of the Japanese.
Goal generic construct naval dockyard.png Colonial Shipbuilding Netherlands:
  • has the focuses The "Foundations of Defense" focus The "Foundations of Defense" and A Western Capital focus A Western Capital.
  • Controls Java (335)
  • Controls Sumatra (672)
  • Controls Kalimantan (334)
  • Controls Sulawesi (673)
  • Controls Curaçao (695)
  • Controls Suriname (309)
Netherlands: With the fall of the Netherlands, our continental shipyards were lost. We must put aside resources to create new shipyards in the East, if we are to build up our naval forces.
Goal generic construct mil factory.png The East Indies War Machine Netherlands:
  • has the focuses A Western Capital focus A Western Capital and Expand the Colonial Army focus Expand the Colonial Army.
  • Has full control of Java (335)
Netherlands: We cannot continue to rely on our allies for equipment and ammunition. We have ample riches in resources; we must now build the industry to use these resources to supply our war machine.
Goal generic amphibious assault.png Prepare for Our Return Netherlands:
  • has the focuses Colonial Shipbuilding focus Colonial Shipbuilding and The East Indies War Machine focus The East Indies War Machine.

The following will bypass the focus:
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
  • Has full control of Brabant (35)
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)
Netherlands:
Prepare for Our Return icon
Prepare for Our Return
Trade Convoy: Production costProduction cost: -10.00%
We require large quantities of shipping to transport our troops back to the continent if we wish to aid in the liberation of our homeland. More shipyards and perfecting the craft of building cargo ships should see to this need.
  • 1x 100% Research bonus for:Marine Technology
We require large quantities of shipping to transport our troops back to the continent if we wish to aid in the liberation of our homeland. More shipyards and perfecting the craft of building cargo ships should see to this need.
Focus hol liberation.png Liberation Netherlands:
  • has the focus Prepare for Our Return focus Prepare for Our Return.
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
  • Has full control of Brabant (35)
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)
Netherlands:
  • Moves Capital to Holland (7)
  • Gain Base StabilityStability: +10.00%
  • Gain Base War supportWar support: +5.00%
  • ManpowerManpower: +150000
  • 10.00K units of Dutch Infantry Equipment is added to the national stockpile.
  • 500 units of Dutch Support Equipment is added to the national stockpile.
  • gets the national spirit:
Liberation icon
Liberation
  • Division Attack on core territory: +10.0%
  • Division Defense on core territory: +10.0%
  • Training time: -10.00%
Our homeland is liberated, and the armies that surrendered upon our capitulation have been freed and are eager for their revenge. Morale soars as jubilant crowds greet the liberators, and the people will not suffer another invader lightly.
De Crisisjaren icon
De Crisisjaren
Effective change:
Due to the peculiarities of global economics, the Great Depression has hit in the Netherlands much later than elsewhere, The Dutch decision to maintain the Gold Standard, while other nations abandoned it rather quickly, has further exacerbated the "crisis years" in the Netherlands tremendously. In keeping the Guilder from devaluating, no funds are left to aid the ailing Dutch economy, let alone improve the poor state of national defenses.

The crisis can be reduced by investing in public works, and will become largely irrelevant if we capitulate and lose control of the crisis-stricken mainland.

Our homeland is liberated, and the armies that surrendered upon our capitulation have been freed and are eager for their revenge. Morale soars as jubilant crowds greet the liberators, and the people will not suffer another invader lightly.

Abandon the Gold Standard Branch[edit]

Abandon the Gold StandardContinue the Public WorksFinish the NoordoostpolderThe MaastunnelExpand the ArtillerieinrichtingenContinue the Zuiderzee WorksDevelop the RandstadExpand the IJmuiden Steel MillFokkerDevelop the ZandstadFriesland Agricultural ImpetusDAFDomestic InnovationMake Use of Our RichesThe Ultimate DeterrentDomestic Jet Engine DesignsContinental ShipbuildingDomestic Vehicle DesignsPhilipsExpand R&D FacilitiesFile:HOL NF Abandon the Gold Standard.jpgHOL NF Abandon the Gold Standard.jpg

Mainland industry branch of the Dutch national focus tree.
Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.


Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
Focus hol abandon the gold standard.png Abandon the Gold Standard None Netherlands:
De Crisisjaren icon
De Crisisjaren
Effective change:
Due to the peculiarities of global economics, the Great Depression has hit in the Netherlands much later than elsewhere, The Dutch decision to maintain the Gold Standard, while other nations abandoned it rather quickly, has further exacerbated the "crisis years" in the Netherlands tremendously. In keeping the Guilder from devaluating, no funds are left to aid the ailing Dutch economy, let alone improve the poor state of national defenses.

The crisis can be reduced by investing in public works, and will become largely irrelevant if we capitulate and lose control of the crisis-stricken mainland.

Refusing to drop the Gold Standard has cost us tremendous resources these past years. Now that France has left the Gold Bloc, only the Swiss and ourselves remain. The time has come to allow the devaluation of the Guilder, and to use the freed-up resources to improve the sorry state of our defenses.
Goal generic construction.png Continue the Public Works Netherlands:
  • has the focus Abandon the Gold Standard focus Abandon the Gold Standard.
  • Has full control of Holland (7)

The following will bypass the focus:
Does not control Holland (7)

Does not control Brabant (35)

Does not control Friesland (36)
Netherlands:
De Crisisjaren icon
De Crisisjaren
Effective change:
Due to the peculiarities of global economics, the Great Depression has hit in the Netherlands much later than elsewhere, The Dutch decision to maintain the Gold Standard, while other nations abandoned it rather quickly, has further exacerbated the "crisis years" in the Netherlands tremendously. In keeping the Guilder from devaluating, no funds are left to aid the ailing Dutch economy, let alone improve the poor state of national defenses.

The crisis can be reduced by investing in public works, and will become largely irrelevant if we capitulate and lose control of the crisis-stricken mainland.

We must continue the great public works started in the late 1920s. The reclamation of land and the construction of new canals, roads, and tunnels not only creates jobs, but also serves to improve the nation.
Goal generic construction2.png Finish the Noordoostpolder Netherlands:
  • has the focus Continue the Public Works focus Continue the Public Works.
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)

The following will bypass the focus:
Does not control Holland (7)

Does not control Brabant (35)

Does not control Friesland (36)
Netherlands:
De Crisisjaren icon
De Crisisjaren
Effective change:
Due to the peculiarities of global economics, the Great Depression has hit in the Netherlands much later than elsewhere, The Dutch decision to maintain the Gold Standard, while other nations abandoned it rather quickly, has further exacerbated the "crisis years" in the Netherlands tremendously. In keeping the Guilder from devaluating, no funds are left to aid the ailing Dutch economy, let alone improve the poor state of national defenses.

The crisis can be reduced by investing in public works, and will become largely irrelevant if we capitulate and lose control of the crisis-stricken mainland.

After closing off the Zuiderzee by building the Afsluitdijk, and thereby creating the artificial IJsselmeer lake, we must now finish the land reclamation project of the Noordoostpolder. This will give us better infrastructure and more room for industrial and agricultural expansion.
Goal generic construct infrastructure.png The Maastunnel Netherlands:
  • has the focus Continue the Public Works focus Continue the Public Works.
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
  • Has full control of Brabant (35)

The following will bypass the focus:
Does not control Holland (7)

Does not control Brabant (35)

Does not control Friesland (36)
Netherlands:
De Crisisjaren icon
De Crisisjaren
Effective change:
Due to the peculiarities of global economics, the Great Depression has hit in the Netherlands much later than elsewhere, The Dutch decision to maintain the Gold Standard, while other nations abandoned it rather quickly, has further exacerbated the "crisis years" in the Netherlands tremendously. In keeping the Guilder from devaluating, no funds are left to aid the ailing Dutch economy, let alone improve the poor state of national defenses.

The crisis can be reduced by investing in public works, and will become largely irrelevant if we capitulate and lose control of the crisis-stricken mainland.

Our great rivers are phenomenal obstacles, but by digging tunnels under them we can drastically improve our infrastructure. The Maastunnel will be the first of these, greatly improving accessibility to the city of Rotterdam from the south.
Goal generic construct mil factory.png Expand the Artillerieinrichtingen Netherland has the focus:
  • Finish the Noordoostpolder focus Finish the Noordoostpolder or The Maastunnel focus The Maastunnel.
  • Has full control of Holland (7)

The following will bypass the focus:
Does not control Holland (7)

Does not control Brabant (35)

Does not control Friesland (36)
Netherlands:
  • Available as Design Company
    • A.I. Hembrug (Infantry Equipment Designer):
      • Weapons and Equipment Research Speed: +15%
  • Brabant (35)
The Artillerie-Inrichtingen manufactures munitions and a small number of small arms (under license) for our forces. It should be expanded if we aim to increase our military.
Focus hol the zuiderzee works.png Continue the Zuiderzee Works Netherlands:
  • has the focus Expand the Artillerieinrichtingen focus Expand the Artillerieinrichtingen.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Curtail Colonial Autonomy focus Curtail Colonial Autonomy.
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)
Netherlands:
De Crisisjaren icon
De Crisisjaren
Effective change:
Due to the peculiarities of global economics, the Great Depression has hit in the Netherlands much later than elsewhere, The Dutch decision to maintain the Gold Standard, while other nations abandoned it rather quickly, has further exacerbated the "crisis years" in the Netherlands tremendously. In keeping the Guilder from devaluating, no funds are left to aid the ailing Dutch economy, let alone improve the poor state of national defenses.

The crisis can be reduced by investing in public works, and will become largely irrelevant if we capitulate and lose control of the crisis-stricken mainland.

The next stage of land reclamation is the Flevopolder, named after the ancient Flevo lake first mentioned in Roman times. This is a tremendous project that will take many years to be fully finished, but even in the short term it will provide us with ample rewards.
Goal generic construct civ factory.png Develop the Randstad Netherlands:
  • has the focus Continue the Zuiderzee Works focus Continue the Zuiderzee Works.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Develop the Zandstad focus Develop the Zandstad.
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
Netherlands: By developing our largest cities and the areas connecting them even further, we can lay the foundations of what some are already starting to refer to as the 'Rim City'; a roughly circular urban area connecting the major cities of Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam, and Utrecht, surrounding the 'Groene Hart' or 'Green Heart' at the center of the 'rim'.
Focus generic steel.png Expand the IJmuiden Steel Mill Netherlands:
  • has the focus Develop the Randstad focus Develop the Randstad.
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
Netherlands: Our war industry requires ample steel, and we must see to expanding the already-existing facilities at IJmuiden.
Focus hol fokker.png Fokker Netherlands:
  • has the focus Expand the IJmuiden Steel Mill focus Expand the IJmuiden Steel Mill.
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
Netherlands:
  • Available as Design Company
    • Fokker (Light Aircraft Designer):
      • Air Research Speed: +15%
      • Fighter:
        • Agility: +10%
        • Max Speed: +10%
      • Carrier Fighter:
        • Agility: +10%
        • Max Speed: +10%
  • Holland (7):
Fokker, the world leader in civil aircraft production, has been jumping at the chance to build more military aircraft. Perhaps we should let them, and support the enlargement of the industry that this requires.
Goal generic construct civ factory.png Develop the Zandstad Netherlands:
  • has the focus Continue the Zuiderzee Works focus Continue the Zuiderzee Works.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Develop the Randstad focus Develop the Randstad.
  • Has full control of Brabant (35)
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)
Netherlands: Rather than focus all of our efforts in building up our largest cities, we should distribute new industry more among the outlying areas.
Goal generic consumer goods.png Friesland Agricultural Impetus Netherlands:
  • has the focus Continue the Zuiderzee Works focus Continue the Zuiderzee Works.
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)
Netherlands:
Friesland Agricultural Impetus icon
Friesland Agricultural Impetus
Consumer Goods Factories: -5%
Increasing the agricultural yield of our small country will go a long way to improving self-sufficiency, and thereby reducing the need for imports.
Increasing the agricultural yield of our small country will go a long way to improving self-sufficiency, and thereby reducing the need for imports.
Focus hol daf.png DAF Netherlands:
  • has the focus Friesland Agricultural Impetus focus Friesland Agricultural Impetus.
  • Has full control of Brabant (35)
Netherlands:
  • Available as Design Company
    • DAF (Motorization Research Designer):
      • Motorization Research Speed: +15%
  • Brabant (35):
Our domestic car industry is not non-existent, and could well be contracted to produce military vehicles. With some state assistance, Van Doorne's Aanhangwagen Fabriek (DAF), could well become able to provide our military with all the motorized and mechanized equipment it might need.
Focus research.png Domestic Innovation Netherlands has the focus:
  • The East Indies War Machine focus The East Indies War Machine, Fokker focus Fokker or DAF focus DAF.
  • More Factories than 50
Netherlands:
  • Gain 1 Research Slot.
The rapid industrialization of our nation has opened up new opportunities in R&D that we should pursue.
Goal generic construction2.png Make Use of Our Riches Netherlands:
  • has the focus Domestic Innovation focus Domestic Innovation.
Netherlands:
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Excavation Technologies
  • gets the national spirit:
Make Use of Our Riches icon
Make Use of Our Riches
Resource Gain Efficiency: +10.00%
Our nation possesses the resources of a major power while wearing the garb of a minor one. Perhaps if we make better use of the riches that are available to us, we may well ascend to the middling level, if not take our place among the dominant powers of the world once again.
Our nation possesses the resources of a major power while wearing the garb of a minor one. Perhaps if we make better use of the riches that are available to us, we may well ascend to the middling level, if not take our place among the dominant powers of the world once again.
Focus wonderweapons.png The Ultimate Deterrent Netherlands:
  • has the focus Domestic Innovation focus Domestic Innovation.
Netherlands:
  • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Nuclear Technology
A powerful air force and a powerful navy are all nice and well, but what would truly deter anyone from attacking our colonies, or otherwise violating our neutrality, would be the development of an atomic bomb.
Goal generic build airforce.png Domestic Jet Engine Designs Netherlands:
  • has the focus Fokker focus Fokker.
Netherlands:
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Jet technology
  • gets or modify the national spirit:
Domestic Aircraft Production icon
Domestic Aircraft Production
Our innovative aircraft builders should be encouraged to experiment with futuristic designs. Though the result may not immediately be a functioning jet engine aircraft, it will undoubtedly result in improvements in production of aircraft in general.
Goal generic construct naval dockyard.png Continental Shipbuilding Netherlands has the focus:
  • Fokker focus Fokker or DAF focus DAF.
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
  • Has full control of Brabant (35)
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)
Netherlands: Our shipyards in Holland, Zeeland, and Friesland must be greatly expanded to enable any large-scale naval construction plans.
Goal generic army motorized.png Domestic Vehicle Designs Netherlands:
  • has the focus DAF focus DAF.
Netherlands:
Domestic Vehicle Designs icon
Domestic Vehicle Designs
Giving our automobile industry more freedom in handling its designs may well have side effects in improving production efficiency, as well.
Giving our automobile industry more freedom in handling its designs may well have side effects in improving production efficiency, as well.
Focus hol philips.png Philips Netherlands:
  • has the focus Expand the Artillerieinrichtingen focus Expand the Artillerieinrichtingen.
Netherlands:
  • Available as Design Company
    • Philips (Electronics Concern):
      • Electronics Research Speed: +15%
  • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Electronics
  • Reduce ahead of time penalty by 2.0 years and
    give a 100% research bonus.
    Valid for the next 2 researches of these technologies:
    • Electronics
Philips has long been a market leader in radios and other electronics. Perhaps by contracting and funding this Dutch electronics company we might achieve some breakthroughs of our own in this increasingly-important type of military equipment.
Focus research.png Expand R&D Facilities Netherlands:
  • has the focus Philips focus Philips.
Netherlands:
  • Gain 1 Research Slot.
Our industrial expansion and other recent advances might allow us to conduct more R&D in parallel, especially if we expand upon Philips' already-existing facilities.

Overturn Military Budget Cuts Sub-branch[edit]

Overturn Military Budget CutsPrepare the Inundation LinesProtect Against BritainFurther Reinforce the PortsSouthward DefensesGermany is the Greater ThreatFortress HollandModernize the Grebbe LineWar on PacifismAppoint New Supreme CommanderModernize Our Infantry EquipmentProduction Under LicenseLight Tanks for the ColoniesSecret Staff TalksAnti Tank Guns for the ContinentLessons from the Last WarExpand the MLDProtect the MainlandProtect the ColoniesModernize the Air FleetStrategic Bombing DefenseLonger Range ModelsUnsinkable Aircraft CarriersAviatic AspirationsPrepare Naval ExpansionCornerstone of Colonial DefenseRely on SubmarinesModernize the Cruiser FleetThe Battlecruiser PlanAir Cover for the New FleetEscorts for the New FleetNaval HeritageExpand the Amsterdam Petroleum HarborFile:HOL NF Overturn Military Budget Cuts.jpgHOL NF Overturn Military Budget Cuts.jpg

Military sub-branch of the Dutch national focus tree.
Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
Goal generic army doctrines.png Overturn Military Budget Cuts Netherlands:
  • has the focus Abandon the Gold Standard focus Abandon the Gold Standard.
Netherlands: The economy has begun recovering surprisingly quickly after we abandoned the Gold Standard... The military budget cuts we were forced to implement to keep the Guilder from devaluating can now be overturned.
Focus hol prepare the inundation lines.png Prepare the Inundation Lines Netherlands:
  • has the focus Overturn Military Budget Cuts focus Overturn Military Budget Cuts.
Netherlands:
Prepare the Inundation Lines icon
Prepare the Inundation Lines
Land fortLand fort construction speed: +10.00%
Ever since our independence war against the Spanish in the 16th century, inundation, or intentional flooding of the land, has been an integral part of our defenses. Properly prepared, it will surely save us again: we have yet to see a tank that can cross water.
  • Unlocks Prepare the Inundation Lines Decisions.
    • These allow for the Flooding and Draining of certain provinces
      surrounding Fortress Holland, giving defensive bonuses.
Ever since our independence war against the Spanish in the 16th century, inundation, or intentional flooding of the land, has been an integral part of our defenses. Properly prepared, it will surely save us again: we have yet to see a tank that can cross water.
Focus attack britain.png Protect Against Britain Netherlands:
  • has the focus Prepare the Inundation Lines focus Prepare the Inundation Lines.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Germany is the Greater Threat focus Germany is the Greater Threat.
  • More than 10% World TensionWorld Tension
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)

The following will bypass the focus:
Is at defensive war with Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
Has not started Germany is the Greater Threat focus Germany is the Greater Threat
Netherlands: True neutrality means that we shall defend our sovereignty against any that would violate it... Even if this should be the British, in a misguided attempt to safeguard our ports and airfields from the Germans.
Focus generic coastal fort.png Further Reinforce the Ports Netherlands:
  • has the focus Prepare the Inundation Lines focus Prepare the Inundation Lines.
  • More than 15% World TensionWorld Tension
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)
Netherlands: We should further strengthen our coastal defenses, to discourage any British notion of "lending us their assistance" without our express permission.
Goal generic construct military.png Southward Defenses Netherlands:
  • has the focus Further Reinforce the Ports focus Further Reinforce the Ports.
  • More than 20% World TensionWorld Tension
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
  • Has full control of Brabant (35)
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)
Netherlands: We must establish a defensive line along the Meuse river, to thwart any northward push through Belgium. A further, final strengthening of our coastal defenses should definitively smash any potential British plans to land an expeditionary force in our harbors.
Focus attack germany.png Germany is the Greater Threat Netherlands:
  • has the focus Prepare the Inundation Lines focus Prepare the Inundation Lines.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Protect Against Britain focus Protect Against Britain.
  • More than 10% World TensionWorld Tension
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
  • Has full control of Brabant (35)
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)

The following will bypass the focus:
Is at defensive war with Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
Has not started Protect Against Britain focus Protect Against Britain
Netherlands:
  • Holland (7):
  • Friesland (36):
  • Brabant (35):
  • Flag of Germany Germany Gains Germany is the Greater Threat
    (OpinionOpinion of Netherlands -50)
In light of Germany's increasing aggression, we should direct our defenses eastward, just in case they are less respectful of our neutrality than they were in the last war...
Goal generic fortify city.png Fortress Holland Netherlands:
  • has the focus Germany is the Greater Threat focus Germany is the Greater Threat.
  • More than 15% World TensionWorld Tension
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
  • Has full control of Brabant (35)
Netherlands: We must bet everything on Fortress Holland. The area north of the great rivers and west of the IJsselmeer encompasses by far the larger part of our population and industry. Sacrificing the rest of the country might allow us to hold out long enough in our industrialized area for a more powerful ally to come to our aid in time.
Goal generic construct military.png Modernize the Grebbe Line Netherlands:
  • has the focus Fortress Holland focus Fortress Holland.
  • More than 20% World TensionWorld Tension
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)
Netherlands: The southern front of Fortress Holland is well-defended by the great rivers the Rhine and the Meuse. This leaves only a gap to the east of Amsterdam, between the IJsselmeer to the north and the Rhine to the south. The defensive line located here, the Grebbe Line, must be modernized and reinforced if it is to hold against determined assault.
Focus hol war on pacifism.png War on Pacifism Netherlands has the focus:
  • Protect Against Britain focus Protect Against Britain or Germany is the Greater Threat focus Germany is the Greater Threat.
  • More than 15% World TensionWorld Tension
Netherlands: Ever since the Great War, pacifism has run rampant among the Dutch public, making it practically impossible to form a modern military. For too long has the 'Will of the People' prevented the full allocation of required funds to the military. They know not the danger they expose themselves to... We will declare a war upon Pacifism, and banish this unproductive sentiment from the minds of our populace!
Focus generic military mission.png Appoint New Supreme Commander Netherlands:
  • has the focus Overturn Military Budget Cuts focus Overturn Military Budget Cuts.
Netherlands:
  • Army experienceArmy experience: +10
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Land Doctrine
  • Remove Izaak Reijinders
  • Available as Political Advisor:
    • Henri Winkelman (Army Defense (Expert)):
      • Division Defense: +10.0%
  • Izaak Reijinders stops being a Field Marshal.
  • Henri Winkelman becomes a Field Marshal.
Our supreme commander is proving to be rather obstinate in his adherence to outright impossible defensive plans. He should be replaced. Henri Winkelman could be recalled from retirement, and would likely prove a more... amenable alternative.
Goal generic small arms.png Modernize Our Infantry Equipment Netherlands:
  • has the focus Appoint New Supreme Commander focus Appoint New Supreme Commander.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Production Under License focus Production Under License.
Netherlands:
  • 1x 100% Research bonus for : Infantry Weapons
  • 1x 100% Research bonus for : Support Artillery
  • If DLC Death or DishonorDeath or Dishonor is enabled:
    • This will cause us to focus on internal development of equipment over
      license production in the future.
Our infantry equipment is horribly out-of-date. If we are to have a decent chance at halting any invasion, this must be remedied.
Goal generic production.png Production Under License The DLC Death or DishonorDeath or Dishonor is enabled

Netherlands:

  • has the focus Appoint New Supreme Commander focus Appoint New Supreme Commander.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Modernize Our Infantry Equipment focus Modernize Our Infantry Equipment.
Netherlands gets the national spirit:
Production Under License icon
Production Under License
  • License production speed from technology difference for InfantryInfantry Equipment: +50%
  • License production speed from technology difference for ArtilleryArtillery Equipment: +50%
  • License production speed for InfantryInfantry Equipment: +25%
  • License production speed for ArtilleryArtillery Equipment: +25%
  • License purchase cost for InfantryInfantry Equipment: -100%
  • License purchase cost for ArtilleryArtillery Equipment: -100%
As we have no domestic arms industry to speak of, we should look at newer models of both small arms and artillery abroad. With luck, we can obtain the rights to produce these domestically, under license.
  • This will cause us to focus on internal development of equipment over
    license production in the future.
As we have no domestic arms industry to speak of, we should look at newer models of both small arms and artillery abroad. With luck, we can obtain the rights to produce these domestically, under license.
Goal generic army tanks.png Light Tanks for the Colonies Netherlands has the focus:
  • Modernize Our Infantry Equipment focus Modernize Our Infantry Equipment or Production Under License focus Production Under License.
Netherlands:
Light Tanks for the Colonies icon
Light Tanks for the Colonies
  • License production speed from technology difference for Light tankLight tank Equipment: +50%
  • License production speed for Light tankLight tank Equipment: +25%
  • License purchase cost for Light tankLight tank Equipment: -100%
Light tanks would be perfectly suited to defend the expansive and difficult terrain of our island colonies against amphibious infantry landings.
Light tanks would be perfectly suited to defend the expansive and difficult terrain of our island colonies against amphibious infantry landings.
Goal generic intelligence exchange.png Secret Staff Talks Netherlands has the focus: Netherlands:
  • Unlocks Secret Staff Talks Decisions.
    • These make it possible to obtain Equipment, Offensive
      and Defensive combat bonuses, Land Doctrine research bonuses, and Government-in-Exile Legitimacy.
Though we are officially neutral, we should nevertheless look into secret staff talks with our neighbors. Concerted defensive plans worked out with any one of our neighbors, even if unofficial, could be of monumental importance if we are invaded by another.
Goal generic army artillery2.png Anti Tank Guns for the Continent Netherlands has the focus:
  • Modernize Our Infantry Equipment focus Modernize Our Infantry Equipment or Production Under License focus Production Under License.
Netherlands:
Anti Tank Guns for the Continent icon
Anti Tank Guns for the Continent
  • License production speed from technology difference for Anti-tankAnti-tank Equipment: +50%
  • License production speed for Anti-tankAnti-tank Equipment: +25%
  • License purchase cost for Anti-tankAnti-tank Equipment: -100%
Since the Great War we have seen our continental neighbors improve their tank designs. If invasion comes, these machines will certainly be an integral part of it. We must prepare accordingly.
Since the Great War we have seen our continental neighbors improve their tank designs. If invasion comes, these machines will certainly be an integral part of it. We must prepare accordingly.
Goal generic army doctrines.png Lessons from the Last War Netherlands has the focus:
  • Light Tanks for the Colonies focus Light Tanks for the Colonies, Secret Staff Talks focus Secret Staff Talks or Anti Tank Guns for the Continent focus Anti Tank Guns for the Continent.
Netherlands: Though we might not have been involved, we had a prime spot from which to observe the machinations, and failures, of the Schlieffen Plan on our doorstep. We must draw our conclusions from these observations.
Goal generic air doctrine.png Expand the MLD Netherlands:
  • has the focus Overturn Military Budget Cuts focus Overturn Military Budget Cuts.
  • One of the following must be true:
    • Has full control of Java (335)
    • Any other country:
      • Is a subject of the Netherlands
      • Has full control of Java (335)

The following will bypass the focus:
The owner of Java (335):
  • All of the following must be true:
    • Country is not Netherlands
    • Is not a subject of Netherlands
Netherlands: By far the most important part of our air forces is the naval aviation branch: the Marine Luchtvaart Dienst or MLD. We must see to expanding this branch, improving its main base of operations in the East Indies, and developing new tactics and strategies for its use.
Goal generic air fighter.png Protect the Mainland Netherlands:
  • has the focus Expand the MLD focus Expand the MLD.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Protect the Colonies focus Protect the Colonies.

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:
  • Does not control Holland (7)
  • Does not control Brabant (35)
  • Does not control Friesland (36)
Has not started Protect the Colonies focus Protect the Colonies
Netherlands:
  • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Fighter models
To protect the continental Netherlands we must acquire a fleet of modern fighter aircraft, to maintain air superiority over our skies.
Goal generic air naval bomber.png Protect the Colonies Netherlands:
  • has the focus Expand the MLD focus Expand the MLD.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Protect the Mainland focus Protect the Mainland.

The following will bypass the focus:
All of the following must be true:
  • One of the following must be true:
    • Does not control Java (335)
    • Does not control Sumatra (672)
    • Does not control Sulawesi (334)
    • Does not control Lesser Sunda Islands (673)
    • Does not control Suriname (667)
  • Any country:
    • Is a subject of the Netherlands
    • Does not control Java (335)
    • Does not control Sumatra (672)
    • Does not control Sulawesi (334)
    • Does not control Lesser Sunda Islands (673)
    • Does not control Suriname (667)

Has not started Protect the Mainland focus Protect the Mainland

Netherlands:
  • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Naval Bomber models
We must station larger numbers of modern naval bombers in the colonies to discourage any attempt at naval invasion, and to protect against one if necessary.
Goal generic air production.png Modernize the Air Fleet Netherlands has the focus:
  • Protect the Mainland focus Protect the Mainland or Protect the Colonies focus Protect the Colonies.
Netherlands gets the national spirit for 365 days:
Modernize the Air Fleet icon
Modernize the Air Fleet
We must drastically speed up the acquisition of the aircraft models we require for our immediate defense. Time is short!
We must drastically speed up the acquisition of the aircraft models we require for our immediate defense. Time is short!
Focus generic air defense.png Strategic Bombing Defense Netherlands:
  • has the focus Modernize the Air Fleet focus Modernize the Air Fleet.
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
Netherlands: If war should come to the Netherlands, it will surely involve strategic bombing on the largest scale imaginable. We must develop new doctrines to deal with this threat, and we must enlarge our continental air bases to allow for the large air force that these doctrines will require.
Goal generic air bomber.png Longer Range Models Netherlands:
  • has the focus Strategic Bombing Defense focus Strategic Bombing Defense.
Netherlands:
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Heavy Fighter Models
    and Tactical Bomber models
Dominance over the seas is essential for the integrity of our colonial empire. However, the seas are vast, and so we require airplanes with adequate range.
Goal generic construct military.png Unsinkable Aircraft Carriers Netherlands:
  • has the focus Strategic Bombing Defense focus Strategic Bombing Defense.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Air Cover for the New Fleet focus Air Cover for the New Fleet.
  • One of the following must be true:
    • All of the following must be true:
      • Has full control of Java (335)
      • Has full control of Sumatra (672)
      • Has full control of Sulawesi (673)
      • Has full control of Kalimantan (334)
      • Has full control of Lesser Sunda Islands (667)
      • Has full control of The Moluccas (668)
      • Has full control of Aru Islands (738)
      • Has full control of West Papua (669)
    • Any other country:
      • Is a subject of the Netherlands
      • Has full control of Java (335)
      • Has full control of Sumatra (672)
      • Has full control of Sulawesi (673)
      • Has full control of Kalimantan (334)
      • Has full control of Lesser Sunda Islands (667)
      • Has full control of The Moluccas (668)
      • Has full control of Aru Islands (738)
      • Has full control of West Papua (669)
Netherlands: With the advent of the third dimension of warfare we should see to ensuring adequate air cover for our fleet. However, mere steel, sinkable aircraft carriers are such a fickle investment... Rather, the thousands of islands sprawling across the East Indies could serve as "unsinkable aircraft carriers", if only we were to put some air fields on them.
Goal generic build airforce.png Aviatic Aspirations Netherlands:
  • Longer Range Models focus Longer Range Models or Unsinkable Aircraft Carriers focus Unsinkable Aircraft Carriers.
Netherlands:
Domestic Aircraft Production icon
Domestic Aircraft Production
The air is a new theater of war, but not one we cannot master. We already have shown our ability when it comes to the civilian aviation industry, surely it will not be so hard to transfer that to the military sphere, as well.
Goal generic construct naval dockyard.png Prepare Naval Expansion Netherlands:
  • has the focus Overturn Military Budget Cuts focus Overturn Military Budget Cuts.
  • One of the following must be true:
    • Has full control of Holland (7)
    • Has full control of Brabant (35)
    • Has full control of Friesland (36)

The following will bypass the focus:
Does not control Holland (7)

Does not control Brabant (35)

Does not control Friesland (36)
Netherlands: We should prepare for an enlargement of our navy well in time, and therefore should begin pouring resources into an expansion of Dutch shipbuilding already NOW.
Goal generic navy doctrines tactics.png Cornerstone of Colonial Defense Netherlands:
  • has the focus Prepare Naval Expansion focus Prepare Naval Expansion.
Netherlands:
  • 3x 100% Research bonus for: Naval Doctrine
The fleet is the most important pillar of defense for our colonial empire. We should look into how best to make use of what we have.
Goal generic navy submarine.png Rely on Submarines Netherlands:
  • has the focus Cornerstone of Colonial Defense focus Cornerstone of Colonial Defense.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Modernize the Cruiser Fleet focus Modernize the Cruiser Fleet.
Netherlands:
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Submarine models
Even modern cruisers will be no help against the huge navies we might be expected to have to fight. We will instead invest in modern submarines to delay an enemy advance until the fleet of a more powerful ally can arrive.
Focus generic cruiser2.png Modernize the Cruiser Fleet Netherlands:
  • has the focus Cornerstone of Colonial Defense focus Cornerstone of Colonial Defense.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Rely on Submarines focus Rely on Submarines.
Netherlands:
  • Reduce ahead of time penalty by 2.0 years and
    give a 100% research bonus.
    Valid for the next 2 researches of these technologies:
    • Light Cruiser models and Heavy Cruiser models
Our cruisers are vital to our defensive plans for the East Indies, but those that we have right now are of aging designs. We will design a new generation of warships that we can begin building as soon as possible.
Goal generic navy battleship.png The Battlecruiser Plan Netherlands has the focus:
  • Rely on Submarines focus Rely on Submarines, Modernize the Cruiser Fleet focus Modernize the Cruiser Fleet or Join Germany focus Join Germany.
  • Flag of Germany Germany:
    • exists
    • OpinionOpinion of Netherlands at least 75

The following will bypass the focus:
Is at war with Flag of Germany Germany
Netherlands:
  • Add technology: 1936 Heavy Ship Hull
  • Add technology: Anti-Air II
  • Add technology: Improved Fire Control System
  • Add technology: Dual-Purpose Secondary Battery
  • Create a variant of Design 1047 Battlecruiser: Design 1047 Battlecruiser
    • The German Reich must approve of the
      agreement for the bonuses to take effect

Flag of Germany Germany Gets event The Netherlands Requests Battlecruiser Plans

Voices have begun to pop up in favor of the creation of a trio of battlecruisers; ships larger than anything we have previously built or designed. With German good-will they might provide us with the plans for the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst, allowing us to use these as a basis from which to create our own designs. These ships would surely deter any attack on our colonies.
Goal generic navy carrier.png Air Cover for the New Fleet Netherlands:
  • has the focus The Battlecruiser Plan focus The Battlecruiser Plan.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Unsinkable Aircraft Carriers focus Unsinkable Aircraft Carriers.
Netherlands:
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Carrier models
If we invest in large battlecruisers then we should also assure adequate air cover for them, lest the ships are squandered. We will look into the design of an aircraft carrier.
Focus generic destroyer.png Escorts for the New Fleet Netherlands:
  • has the focus The Battlecruiser Plan focus The Battlecruiser Plan.
Netherlands:
  • Reduce ahead of time penalty by 2.0 years and
    give a 100% research bonus.
    Valid for the next 2 researches of these technologies:
    • Destroyer models
Our battlecruisers require ample escorts to protect against torpedo boats and submarines. We should ensure that any escorts we build are of the most modern design possible.
Goal generic oil refinery.png Expand the Amsterdam Petroleum Harbor Netherlands:
  • has the focus Prepare Naval Expansion focus Prepare Naval Expansion.
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
  • Holland (7): Can build 1 more Fuel siloFuel silo
Netherlands: An increase in the size of our navy requires a comparable increase in the size of our fuel stores, lest we are left with ships that we cannot afford to use. The Amsterdam petroleum harbor is already a hub for the import of fuel; we shall increase its storage capacity even further.

Form New Government Branch[edit]

Form New GovernmentGateway to EuropeCave to the GermansMaintain Trade NeutralityCave to the BritishFile:HOL NF Form New Government.jpgHOL NF Form New Government.jpg

Political branch of the Dutch national focus tree.
Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
Goal generic improve relations.png Form New Government None
The following will bypass the focus:
Has capitulated
Netherlands: Our current government is weak, and is now on the verge of falling yet again. We will give a new Prime Minister the task of forming a stronger cabinet.
Focus hol gateway to europe.png Gateway to Europe Netherlands:
  • has the focus Form New Government focus Form New Government.

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:
Netherlands: The Netherlands is the gateway of trade into Europe, a fact that is well understood by our trade partners. Though, while our position gives us strength, it also puts us in an unenviable predicament: while the British aim to blockade their likely enemies on the continent, the Germans wish for us to increase the flow of trade to their country through ours, using us as a back door to avoid the blockade.
Goal generic trade.png Cave to the Germans Netherlands:
  • has the focus Gateway to Europe focus Gateway to Europe.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Maintain Trade Neutrality focus Maintain Trade Neutrality or Cave to the British focus Cave to the British
  • Flag of Germany Germany has at least 25 Trade Influence points.
  • Flag of Germany Germany has at least 15 Trade Influence points more than Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom.

The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:

One of the following must be true:

Netherlands:
  • Change Trade Law to Free Trade which grants:
  • Gets the national spirit for 1095 days:
Caved to the Germans icon
Caved to the Germans
Daily DemocracyDemocracy Support: -0.02
Rather than face the threat of invasion, the Dutch have elected to concede to German demands in their trade negotiations. Democratic freedom has begun to suffer as a result, and this could be seen as the first tentative step away from neutrality.

Flag of Germany Germany:

Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom:

  • Gains Caved to the Germans (OpinionOpinion of Netherlands -50)
Sharing a land border with the Germans, we could reasonably expect invasion if we refused their demands for increased flow of trade through our country. Let them use us as a back door to avoid a British blockade, if it means our safety!
Goal generic positive trade relations.png Maintain Trade Neutrality Netherlands:
The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:

All of the following must be true:

Netherlands:

Flag of Germany Germany:

  • Gains Maintained Trade Neutrality (OpinionOpinion of Netherlands -25)
  • Trade relations with Netherlands changed by +25

Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom:

  • Gains Maintained Trade Neutrality (OpinionOpinion of Netherlands -25)
  • Trade relations with Netherlands changed by +25
We must resist demands on our trade from either side, and maintain our trade policies as they are now. To pick any one side would likely lead to war with the other...
Goal generic trade.png Cave to the British Netherlands:
The following will bypass the focus:
One of the following must be true:

One of the following must be true:

Netherlands:
  • Change Trade Law to Limited Exports which grants:
  • Gets the national spirit for 1095 days:
Caved to the British icon
Caved to the British
Daily FascismFascism Support: -0.02
Rather than face the threat of total blockade, which would certainly have spelled economic disaster, the Dutch have elected to concede to the British demands in their trade negotiations. Anti-German and pro-British sentiments are increasingly becoming noticeable in the country's internal politics, and this could be seen as the first tentative step away from neutrality.

Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom:

Flag of Germany Germany:

  • Gains Caved to the British (OpinionOpinion of Netherlands -50)
  • Trade relations with Netherlands changed by -100
  • Trade relations with Flag of Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies changed by -100
The British are engaging in fierce trade negotiations with us, demanding that we reduce the flow of trade through our country to Germany, as they fear the Germans will use us as a back door to escape the British blockade. If we refuse, the British would simply blockade us, too... This would be catastrophic to our barely-recovered economy, and so we have no choice but to do as they wish.

Volk en Vaderland Sub-branch[edit]

Volk en VaderlandStrength Over BloodJoin GermanyThe Netherlands FirstGerman Technological ExchangeBeginnings of a Dutch BlitzkriegPlacate the JapaneseAssume the Naval BurdenThe United NetherlandsTaking Back Our Old ColoniesImperial AmbitionsImplement the "Program"Taking Back French FlandersDe JeugdstormFile:HOL NF Volk en Vaderland.jpgHOL NF Volk en Vaderland.jpg

Fascist sub-branch of the Dutch national focus tree.
Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
Goal support fascism.png Volk en Vaderland Netherlands:
  • has the focus Cave to the Germans focus Cave to the Germans.
Netherlands:
Volk en Vaderland icon
Volk en Vaderland
Our decision to favor one neighbor over the other means that we have definitively abandoned our neutrality. The increase of pro-German voices and nationalist rhetoric resulting from our recent decision is starting to become very noticeable in our internal politics, such as in the form of the far-right newspaper 'People and Fatherland'.
  • Available as Political Advisor:
    • Meinout Rost van Tonningen (Fascist Demagogue):
Our decision to favor one neighbor over the other means that we have definitively abandoned our neutrality. The increase of pro-German voices and nationalist rhetoric resulting from our recent decision is starting to become very noticeable in our internal politics, such as in the form of the far-right newspaper 'People and Fatherland'.
Focus generic support the left right.png Strength Over Blood Netherlands:
  • has the focus Volk en Vaderland focus Volk en Vaderland.
  • Current ruling party is FascistFascist
Netherlands: Blood should have no bearing on whether someone is a leader or not. Let those who have shown their strength lead our nation, rather than those whose blood was blue upon birth.
Focus chi mission to germany.png Join Germany Netherlands:
  • has the focus Strength Over Blood focus Strength Over Blood.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus The Netherlands First focus The Netherlands First.
  • Flag of Germany Germany: Current ruling party is FascistFascist
  • At peace with Flag of Germany Germany

The following will bypass the focus:
Is in Faction with Flag of Germany Germany
Has not started The Netherlands First focus The Netherlands First
Flag of Germany Germany Gets event The Netherlands seeks to join the Axis We who are of kindred spirit should stick together against the World. It is time for us to request membership of the Axis.
Goal generic demand territory.png The Netherlands First Netherlands:
  • has the focus Strength Over Blood focus Strength Over Blood.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Join Germany focus Join Germany.
  • Is not in Faction with Flag of Germany Germany
Netherlands:
  • Set the rule: Can Create Factions.
  • Gain Base War supportWar support: +10.00%
The Netherlands has all the wealth of natural resources to be a Great Power in its own right. If we make proper use of it, and continue to militarize our society, we do not need German help to carve out our own place in this world.
Goal tfv generic tech sharing.png German Technological Exchange Netherlands:
  • has the focus Join Germany focus Join Germany.
Netherlands and everyone in the faction joins:
  • German Technological Exchange.
With access to German technology we will be able to better carry our share of the burden of shaping this New World Order.
Focus generic tank production.png Beginnings of a Dutch Blitzkrieg Netherlands:
  • has the focus German Technological Exchange focus German Technological Exchange.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Assume the Naval Burden focus Assume the Naval Burden.
  • Flag of Germany Germany: Has technology Panzerkampfwagen III (Medium Tank I)
Netherlands: With German assistance perhaps we can join in the Blitzkrieg with our own tank forces.
Focus chi collaboration with the japanese.png Placate the Japanese Netherlands:
  • has the focus Join Germany focus Join Germany.
  • Flag of Japan Japan: Curent ruling party is FascistFascist
  • At peace with Flag of Japan Japan
  • One of the following must be true:
    • All of the following must be true:
      • Controls Java (335)
      • Controls Sumatra (672)
      • Controls Kalimantan (334)
      • Controls Sulawesi (673)
      • Controls Lesser Sunda Islands (667)

The following will bypass the focus:
Is at war with Flag of Japan Japan

All of the following must be true:

  • One of the following must be true:
    • Does not control Java (335)
    • Does not control Sumatra (672)
    • Does not control Kalimantan (334)
    • Does not control Sulawesi (673)
    • Does not control Lesser Sunda Islands (667)
    • Does not control Suriname (309)
  • Any country:
    • Is a subject of Netherlands
    • Does not control Java (335)
    • Does not control Sumatra (672)
    • Does not control Kalimantan (334)
    • Does not control Sulawesi (673)
    • Does not control Lesser Sunda Islands (667)
    • Does not control Suriname (309)
Netherlands:
  • Gets event Japanese Interest in the East Indies
It is known the Japanese have designs on our rich colonies in the East. Perhaps the time has come to decide whether to give them exclusive rights on the resources of the archipelago, or even outright control of the colonies, in the interest of continued peace and cooperation.
Goal generic occupy states coastal.png Assume the Naval Burden Netherlands:
  • has the focus Placate the Japanese focus Placate the Japanese.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Beginnings of a Dutch Blitzkrieg focus Beginnings of a Dutch Blitzkrieg.
  • Has full control of Holland (7)
  • Has full control of Friesland (36)
Netherlands:
Assume the Naval Burden icon
Assume the Naval Burden
While our ally is an expert in land warfare, perhaps our naval history lends us better to taking up the naval part of the war.
While our ally is an expert in land warfare, perhaps our naval history lends us better to taking up the naval part of the war.
Focus hol united netherlands.png The United Netherlands Netherlands has the focus:
The following will bypass the focus:
Has full control of Vlaanderen (6)

Has full control of Wallonie (34)

Has full control of Luxemburg (8)
Netherlands: Our peoples are stronger together. Even the British knew this when they created the buffer state of the United Netherlands after the Napoleonic wars. Though short-lived, this only means a stronger leadership is required to make the proposal work. We will return the Belgians and Luxembourgians to the fold, to thereafter stand strong against whoever may come.
Goal generic position armies.png Taking Back Our Old Colonies Netherlands:
The following will bypass the focus:
Has full control of French Caribbean (694)

Has full control of Leeward Islands (308)
Has full control of Trinidad (691)
Has full control of British Guyana (687)
Has full control of French Guiana (310)
Has full control of Ghana (274)
Has full control of Cape (681)
Has full control of Transvaal (275)
Has full control of Natal (718)
Has full control of Ceylon (422)

Netherlands:
  • Gains claim on French Caribbean (694)
  • Gains claim on Leeward Islands (308)
  • Gains claim on Trinidad (691)
  • Gains claim on British Guyana (687)
  • Gains claim on French Guiana (310)
  • Gains claim on Ghana (274)
  • Gains claim on Cape (681)
  • Gains claim on Transvaal (275)
  • Gains claim on Natal (718)
  • Gains claim on Ceylon (422)
  • Gains Conquer (Focus) War goalWar goal against Flag of France France
  • Gains Conquer (Focus) War goalWar goal against Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Gains Conquer (Focus) War goalWar goal against Flag of South Africa South Africa
Our temporary weakness resulting from Napoleon's conquest nearly 150 years ago lost us many of our colonies to the British. The populations of many of these still share our Dutch culture and heritage. We must take back our old colonial possessions!
Goal generic territory or war.png Imperial Ambitions Netherlands:
  • has the focus Taking Back Our Old Colonies focus Taking Back Our Old Colonies.
  • Is not in Faction with Flag of United States United States

The following will bypass the focus:
Has full control of New England (357)

Has full control of New York (358)
Has full control of New Jersey (359)

Has full control of Maryland (361)
Netherlands:
Imperial Ambitions icon
Imperial Ambitions
  • Factory Output: +10.00%
  • Naval dockyardDockyard Output: +5.00%
As our people revel in the glory that befits our status as an Imperial power, all that remains is to take back our old colonies of Nieuw Nederland in the north-eastern United States of America.
  • Gain Base War supportWar support: +10.00%
  • Gains claim on New England (357)
  • Gains claim on New York (358)
  • Gains claim on New Jersey (359)
  • Gains claim on Maryland (361)
  • Gains Conquer (Focus) War goalWar goal against Flag of United States United States
As our people revel in the glory that befits our status as an Imperial power, all that remains is to take back our old colonies of Nieuw Nederland in the north-eastern United States of America.
Goal generic military sphere.png Implement the "Program" Netherlands:
  • has the focus The Netherlands First focus The Netherlands First.
Netherlands:
Implement the "Program" icon
Implement the "Program"
Now that the nation is secure under the leadership of our Leader, it is time to implement the party's 'Program'. A strong government, economic and social reforms, and abolition of press freedom and voting rights are but a few of the points that will make our people stronger. All must do their duty for the Fatherland!
Now that the nation is secure under the leadership of our Leader, it is time to implement the party's 'Program'. A strong government, economic and social reforms, and abolition of press freedom and voting rights are but a few of the points that will make our people stronger. All must do their duty for the Fatherland!
Goal generic occupy states ongoing war.png Taking Back French Flanders Netherlands:
  • has the focus Implement the "Program" focus Implement the "Program".
Netherlands:
  • Gains claim on Nord-Pas-de-Calais (29)
  • Gains Conquer (Focus) War goalWar goal against owner of Nord-Pas-de-Calais (29)
The historical extent of the low countires have since been partitioned by the major powers surrounding it. Of these, France still holds a sizable amount of land that is considered a part of historical Flanders. We are now strong enough to take it back, and so we should.
Goal generic more territorial claims.png De Jeugdstorm Netherlands:
  • has the focus Volk en Vaderland focus Volk en Vaderland.
  • Current ruling party is FascistFascist
Netherlands:

gets the national spirit:

De Jeugdstorm icon
De Jeugdstorm
Swaying a population away from fervent pacifism, and within a few years instill in them a culture of militarism, is no easy feat. But with ample propaganda, rhetoric, and by starting with our impressionable youth, we will manage it to the fullest extent we are able.
Swaying a population away from fervent pacifism, and within a few years instill in them a culture of militarism, is no easy feat. But with ample propaganda, rhetoric, and by starting with our impressionable youth, we will manage it to the fullest extent we are able.

Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny Sub-branch[edit]

Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" MutinyDecolonizationRed is the New OrangeAffirm Loyalty To MoscowJoin the FrenchBastion of True CommunismSoviet Technical TeamsMaking the Ends of Europe MeetSocialist Industrial SupportFor the Common GoodMobilize the MassesFrench Military MissionBring Socialism SouthEnemies on All FrontsPre-Empt Western InterventionHaven of ToleranceFile:HOL NF Legacy of the De Zeven Provincien Mutiny.jpgHOL NF Legacy of the De Zeven Provincien Mutiny.jpg

Communist sub-branch of the Dutch national focus tree.
Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
Focus hol legacy of the de zeven provincien mutiny.png Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny Netherlands:
  • has the focus Maintain Trade Neutrality focus Maintain Trade Neutrality.
  • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Oranje Boven! focus Oranje Boven!.
Netherlands:
Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny icon
Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny
Daily CommunismCommunism Support: +0.10
The mutiny on board the cruiser "De Zeven Provinciën" in February 1933 has been a taboo topic ever since. We must make the topic discussable again, lest we forget the sacrifices those brave men made for the Workers' cause. We should all take an example from their actions, and rise to defend our ideals!
  • Available as Political Advisor:
    • Saul de Groot (Communist Revolutionary):
The mutiny on board the cruiser "De Zeven Provinciën" in February 1933 has been a taboo topic ever since. We must make the topic discussable again, lest we forget the sacrifices those brave men made for the Workers' cause. We should all take an example from their actions, and rise to defend our ideals!
Focus SAF colonialist crusade.png Decolonization Netherlands:
  • has the focus Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny focus Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny.
  • Current ruling party is CommunistCommunist
  • One of the following must be true:
    • Flag of ABC Republic Netherlands Antilles is a subject of the Netherlands
    • Curaçao (695): Fully controlled by the Netherlands
    • Flag of Republic of Suriname Suriname is a subject of the Netherlands
    • Suriname (309): Fully controlled by the Netherlands
    • All states in Indonesia fully controlled by the Netherlands
    • All of the following must be true:

The following will bypass the focus:
All of the following States are not owned by Netherlands:
  • Sumatra (672)
  • Java (335)
  • Kalimantan (334)
  • Lesser Sunda Islands (667)
  • Sulawesi (673)
  • The Moluccas (668)
  • Aru Islands (738)
  • West Papua (669)
  • Curaçao (695)
  • Suriname (309)

All of the following must not be a subject of the Netherlands:

Netherlands:
Redirected Investments icon
Redirected Investments
  • Creates 8 KNIL units with 9 InfantryInfantry battalions in Holland (7)
  • Our homeland has ample troubles, and rather than send our resources overseas to take care of our colonies, while oppressing the native population, we should clearly give them their freedom so that they may rise as a full and equal member of the global community, withdrawing our forces back to the mainland in the process.
    Goal tfv burn the royal portraits.png Red is the New Orange Netherlands:
    • has the focus Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny focus Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny.
    • Current ruling party is CommunistCommunist
    Netherlands:
    Red is the New Orange icon
    Red is the New Orange
    Equality leaves no room for anyone to be raised above the others, even if this should be a family so intertwined with our nation's history. Their titles must be stripped, and their resources seized to further the common good.
    Equality leaves no room for anyone to be raised above the others, even if this should be a family so intertwined with our nation's history. Their titles must be stripped, and their resources seized to further the common good.
    Focus chi mission to the soviet union.png Affirm Loyalty To Moscow Netherlands:
    • has the focuses Decolonization focus Decolonization and Red is the New Orange focus Red is the New Orange.
    • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Join the French focus Join the French or Bastion of True Communism focus Bastion of True Communism
    • At peace with Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union

    The following will bypass the focus:
    Is in Faction with Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union

    All of the following must be true:

    Netherlands:

    Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union Gets event The Netherlands seeks to join the Comintern

    Our party has long taken its instructions from Moscow, and it is only natural that we will join them in their plight to spread communism across the globe.
    Focus chi reach out to france.png Join the French Netherlands:
    • has the focuses Decolonization focus Decolonization and Red is the New Orange focus Red is the New Orange.
    • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Affirm Loyalty To Moscow focus Affirm Loyalty To Moscow or Bastion of True Communism focus Bastion of True Communism
    • At peace with Flag of France France
    • Flag of France France

    The following will bypass the focus:
    Is in Faction with Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union

    All of the following must be true:

    Netherlands:

    Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union Gets event The Netherlands seeks to join the [French Faction]

    The communist movement in France has become increasingly successful, and now they have elected to stand separate from the Comintern. As they are much nearer to us geographically, aligning ourselves with them will benefit the cause of communism far more than to rely upon the distant Soviets.
    Focus generic join comintern.png Bastion of True Communism Netherlands:
    • has the focuses Decolonization focus Decolonization and Red is the New Orange focus Red is the New Orange.
    • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Affirm Loyalty To Moscow focus Affirm Loyalty To Moscow or Join the French focus Join the French
    • Is not in faction with Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
    • Is not in faction wiht Flag of France France
    Netherlands:
    Bastion of True Communism icon
    Bastion of True Communism
    • Division Defense on core territory: +10.0%
    • Land fortLand fort construction speed: +10.00%
    We stand alone in Western Europe in our interpretation of communism. We have no-one to turn to, and so must rely on ourselves to see through the final victory for the communist cause.
    We stand alone in Western Europe in our interpretation of communism. We have no-one to turn to, and so must rely on ourselves to see through the final victory for the communist cause.
    Goal generic production2.png Soviet Technical Teams Netherlands:
    • has the focus Affirm Loyalty To Moscow focus Affirm Loyalty To Moscow.
    Netherlands gets the national spirit:
    Soviet Technical Teams icon
    Soviet Technical Teams
    Factory Output: +10.00%
    Our allies have mastered the art of maximizing production of war equipment. By receiving some teams of experts we can fine-tune our own production lines to make use of their innovations.
    Our allies have mastered the art of maximizing production of war equipment. By receiving some teams of experts we can fine-tune our own production lines to make use of their innovations.
    Focus attack germany.png Making the Ends of Europe Meet Netherlands:
    • has the focus Soviet Technical Teams focus Soviet Technical Teams.
    • Is not in faction with Flag of Germany Germany

    The following will bypass the focus:
    Is at war with Flag of Germany Germany
    Netherlands: Communism now embraces Europe from both sides. It is time to make those ends meet, and eliminate the power inbetween.
    Goal generic soviet construction.png Socialist Industrial Support Netherlands has the focus:
    • Affirm Loyalty To Moscow focus Affirm Loyalty To Moscow or Join the French focus Join the French.
    Netherlands: Our allies have far greater industrial capacity than we do. We will need their assistance if we are to weather the coming storm.
    Focus generic socialist science.png For the Common Good Netherlands:
    • has the focus Socialist Industrial Support focus Socialist Industrial Support.
    Netherlands and all faction members join:
    • Communist Technology Exchange
    In the interest of the common good for all Communism, we must share our technological advances with each other.
    Goal generic allies build infantry.png Mobilize the Masses Netherlands:
    • has the focus Socialist Industrial Support focus Socialist Industrial Support.
    Netherlands gets the national spirit:
    Mobilize the Masses icon
    Mobilize the Masses
    The only one who can defend the worker is the worker. The people must rise up in defense of their country and their beliefs!
    The only one who can defend the worker is the worker. The people must rise up in defense of their country and their beliefs!
    Goal generic army doctrines.png French Military Mission Netherlands:
    • has the focus Join the French focus Join the French.
    Netherlands:
    French Military Mission icon
    French Military Mission
    Training time: -15.00%
    The French military is famed throughout the continent. We will invite a military mission, to educate our military thinkers and improve the organization of our army.
    The French military is famed throughout the continent. We will invite a military mission, to educate our military thinkers and improve the organization of our army.
    Goal generic war with comintern.png Bring Socialism South Netherlands has the focus:
    The following will bypass the focus:
    Has full control of Vlaanderen (6)

    Does not control Wallonie (34)

    Does not control Luxemburg (8)
    Netherlands: We must support our ideological comrades in the south, by force if necessary. As we are so distant from Moscow, and are beset by hostile ideologies on all sides, we must form a strong Bulwark of Communism ourselves on Europe's western shores.
    Goal generic allies build infantry.png Enemies on All Fronts Netherlands:
    • has the focus Bastion of True Communism focus Bastion of True Communism.
    Netherlands gets the national spirit:
    Enemies on All Fronts icon
    Enemies on All Fronts
    Our nation is small and lacks strategic depth. Our only hope for survival is that every man and woman does their duty, and that any invader is met by a mass of bodies they cannot overcome.
    Our nation is small and lacks strategic depth. Our only hope for survival is that every man and woman does their duty, and that any invader is met by a mass of bodies they cannot overcome.
    Goal generic occupy start war.png Pre-Empt Western Intervention Netherlands has the focus: Netherlands: As our ideology takes hold, there are those powers who would see it fail in its cradle. We cannot allow this to happen, and rather than wait for the inevitable hammerblow to fall, we must act quickly and take out this threat to our very survival.
    Goal support communism.png Haven of Tolerance Netherlands:
    • has the focus Enemies on All Fronts focus Enemies on All Fronts.
    Netherlands:

    gets the national spirit:

    Haven of Tolerance icon
    Haven of Tolerance
    Weekly ManpowerManpower: +500
    The Dutch spirit shines through even in communism. We welcome any and all who have been shunned by their homelands. We do not ask about their past, only that they do their duty to protect this fledgling Eden from the forces that would stifle it.
    The Dutch spirit shines through even in communism. We welcome any and all who have been shunned by their homelands. We do not ask about their past, only that they do their duty to protect this fledgling Eden from the forces that would stifle it.

    Oranje Boven! Sub-branch[edit]

    Oranje Boven!Symbol of ResistanceReplace the Defeatist GovernmentGo with BritainThe Only Man in the Dutch GovernmentDe VernieuwingDepillarizationRoyal Arms PurchasesA New Dutch UnityDe VaarplichtRequest Allied FavorsThe Singapore ConferencesShip-a-Day Sinking QuotasAllied Technological DevelopmentsAmerican West Indies ProtectorateWilhelminismRevive the Buffer State ProposalDevelop the SouthCombined Chiefs of Staff RepresentationThe Fourth AllyZandery Military AirportFile:HOL NF Oranje Boven!.jpgHOL NF Oranje Boven!.jpg

    Monarchist sub-branch of the Dutch national focus tree.
    Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

    Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
    Focus hol oranje boven.png Oranje Boven! Netherlands:
    • has the focus Maintain Trade Neutrality focus Maintain Trade Neutrality.
    • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny focus Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny.
    • Has not completed focus Curtail Colonial Autonomy focus Curtail Colonial Autonomy.
    Netherlands gets the national spirit:
    Oranje Boven! icon
    Oranje Boven!
    Daily Support for UnalignedUnaligned: +0.10
    The history of our country is intertwined with the royal family of Orange-Nassau. As such, the color orange has become a national symbol, reflected both in the custom of adding an orange pennant to the flag on days of national celebration, as well as short patriotic songs such as 'Oranje Boven', or 'Orange Above', celebrating the Queen and the royal family as a whole.
    The history of our country is intertwined with the royal family of Orange-Nassau. As such, the color orange has become a national symbol, reflected both in the custom of adding an orange pennant to the flag on days of national celebration, as well as short patriotic songs such as 'Oranje Boven', or 'Orange Above', celebrating the Queen and the royal family as a whole.
    Focus generic support the left right.png Symbol of Resistance Netherlands:
    • has the focus Oranje Boven! focus Oranje Boven!.
    Netherlands:
    Oranje Boven! icon
    Oranje Boven!
    Effective change:
    • Effect of our partisans: +25.00%
    • Division Attack on core territory: +10.0%
    • Division Defense on core territory: +10.0%
    Daily Support for UnalignedUnaligned: +0.10
    The history of our country is intertwined with the royal family of Orange-Nassau. As such, the color orange has become a national symbol, reflected both in the custom of adding an orange pennant to the flag on days of national celebration, as well as short patriotic songs such as 'Oranje Boven', or 'Orange Above', celebrating the Queen and the royal family as a whole.
    Ever since William the Silent secured our independence from the Spanish in the 80 Years' War, the royal family has been a symbol of Dutch independence and resistance to any foreign invader. It is certain that should our borders be violated again, this will not be any different.
    Goal generic political pressure.png Replace the Defeatist Government Netherlands has the focus:
    • Oranje Boven! focus Oranje Boven! or Unity Through Democracy focus Unity Through Democracy.
    • At war

    The following will bypass the focus:
    Current ruling party is Non-AlignedNon-Aligned
    Netherlands: Our government is filled with cowards who do not see any point in continuing to resist the aggressor. We must replace these men with those who are willing to do what must be done to see the fight to its successful conclusion.
    Focus chi british cooperation.png Go with Britain Netherlands has the focus:
    The following will bypass the focus:

    Is in Faction with Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Has not started Lead the Minor Democracies focus Lead the Minor Democracies
    Netherlands:

    Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Gets event The Netherlands seeks to join the Allies

    The British have stood up for democratic ideals in the current crisis, and they share our interest in the integrity of our colonial empires. It is only natural that we should join their cause.
    Focus hol the only man in the dutch government.png The Only Man in the Dutch Government Netherlands:
    • has the focuses Symbol of Resistance focus Symbol of Resistance and Replace the Defeatist Government focus Replace the Defeatist Government.
    • More than '45% Support for NeutralityNVB
    • Has not completed focus Curtail Colonial Autonomy focus Curtail Colonial Autonomy.
    Netherlands: As Churchill himself once said, our proud Queen Wilhelmina is 'the only man in the Dutch government'; the only one with the backbone to do what must be done. Rather than rely on those of weaker stomach, perhaps she should assume direct control of the government and rule as she sees fit.
    Goal generic demand territory.png De Vernieuwing Netherlands:
    • has the focus The Only Man in the Dutch Government focus The Only Man in the Dutch Government.
    Netherlands: As part of the Queen's program, the 'vernieuwing' or 'renewal' will do away with the flawed concept of political parties. The Queen's distaste with politicians is well-known, and if she believes we will be better off without them, then perhaps that is so. It will certainly make ruling easier.
    Goal generic national unity.png Depillarization Netherlands:
    • has the focus The Only Man in the Dutch Government focus The Only Man in the Dutch Government.
    Netherlands:
    Depillarization icon
    Depillarization
    The Dutch society has been divided in various strata, called 'zuilen' or 'pillars'. As part of the Queen's new mandate she has aimed to do away with this 'pillarization' that has plagued our country for all these years. Those with one religion, ideology or social status may now freely interact with those of another, improving stability.
    The Dutch society has been divided in various strata, called 'zuilen' or 'pillars'. As part of the Queen's new mandate she has aimed to do away with this 'pillarization' that has plagued our country for all these years. Those with one religion, ideology or social status may now freely interact with those of another, improving stability.
    Goal generic construct mil factory.png Royal Arms Purchases Netherlands:
    • has the focus De Vernieuwing focus De Vernieuwing.
    Netherlands: As her interests are now even more intricately tied to that of the country as a whole, the Queen has proposed to use her ample personal wealth to finance the acquisition of new equipment from abroad.
    Goal anschluss.png A New Dutch Unity Netherlands:
    • has the focuses De Vernieuwing focus De Vernieuwing and Depillarization focus Depillarization.
    Netherlands: With the Queen's mandate progressing well, we can foster a new sense of national pride and unity among the people. Only together will we be strong, and we do not ever need to hang our heads low amongst the major powers of the world because of our tiny nation. As a people, we strike much harder than our small size would indicate.
    Goal generic propaganda.png De Vaarplicht Netherlands:
    • has the focuses Replace the Defeatist Government focus Replace the Defeatist Government and Go with Britain focus Go with Britain.
    Netherlands gets the national spirit:
    De Vaarplicht icon
    De Vaarplicht
    After 150 years of neutrality, and decades of increasing pacifism, we must prove to our new allies our resolve to fight. Rather than rely on a volunteer-based merchant navy like other nations, we will sign into law the Vaarplicht, or 'Obligation to Sail'. All Dutch citizens who have not yet been conscripted will henceforth be obligated to perform services for, or at the benefit of, the merchant navy.
    After 150 years of neutrality, and decades of increasing pacifism, we must prove to our new allies our resolve to fight. Rather than rely on a volunteer-based merchant navy like other nations, we will sign into law the Vaarplicht, or 'Obligation to Sail'. All Dutch citizens who have not yet been conscripted will henceforth be obligated to perform services for, or at the benefit of, the merchant navy.
    Goal generic major alliance.png Request Allied Favors Netherlands:
    • has the focus De Vaarplicht focus De Vaarplicht.
    • Is in Faction with Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
    • At war
    • One of the following must be true:
      • Has not capitulated
      • More than 40 Legitimacy
    Netherlands:
    • Political PowerPolitical Power: +60
    • Unlocks Request Allied Favors Decisions.
      • These make it possible to obtain Offmap Industry,
        Manpower, Equipment, and more from your allies.
    We may be a minor power, but we have shown our dedication to winning this war. However, to do so, we need help, and it should be expected that we have earned a few favors through our contributions...
    Goal generic navy doctrines tactics.png The Singapore Conferences Netherlands:
    The following will bypass the focus:
    Is at war with Flag of Japan Japan
    Has not completed focus Oranje Boven! focus Oranje Boven!
    Netherlands:
    • 4x 100% Research bonus for: Naval Doctrine.
    The British have invited us, together with the Americans and the Australians, to a series of conferences discussing the increasing Japanese aggression of recent years, which threatens all of our interests in Southeast Asia. Together, we will develop defensive plans which, though not binding, will give us valuable insight into the support we might expect from them in the event of a Japanese attack.
    Goal generic navy submarine.png Ship-a-Day Sinking Quotas Netherlands has the focus:
    • De Vaarplicht focus De Vaarplicht. or The Singapore Conferences focus The Singapore Conferences.
    • At war
    Netherlands:
    • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Submarine models.
    • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Submarine Operations Doctrines.
    • Random Unit Leader:
      • Add Attack Skill: 1
      • Add Maneuvering Skill: 2
      • Add Coordination Skill: 1
    Even if we cannot outright defend the East Indies from a determined assault, we must not make it easy. Our submarine forces must strike incessantly at the enemy's supply lines, and they must both be equipped to do so, as well as be led by an aggressive and capable commander.
    Goal tfv generic tech sharing.png Allied Technological Developments Netherlands:
    • has the focus The Singapore Conferences focus The Singapore Conferences.
    Netherlands gets the national spirit:
    Allied Technological Developments icon
    Allied Technological Developments
    Research Speed: +10.00%
    Victory lies with technological superiority. We must lend our share to the vast resources pumped into Allied R&D programs, so that we, too, may profit from them.
    Victory lies with technological superiority. We must lend our share to the vast resources pumped into Allied R&D programs, so that we, too, may profit from them.
    Focus chi mission to the us.png American West Indies Protectorate Netherlands:
    • has the focuses Ship-a-Day Sinking Quotas focus Ship-a-Day Sinking Quotas and Allied Technological Developments focus Allied Technological Developments.
    • At war
    • At peace with the Flag of United States United States
    Netherlands:
    • If in a faction with the Flag of United States United States:
      • Curaçao (695)
        • Add 1 Coastal fortCoastal fort in a province in the state.
        • Add 1 Land fortLand fort in a province in the state.
        • Create Dutch Unit
      • Suriname (309)
        • Add 1 Coastal fortCoastal fort in a province in the state.
        • Add 1 Land fortLand fort in a province in the state.
        • Create Dutch Unit
    • If not in a faction with the Flag of United States United States:
      • The United States must approve of the agreement
        for the bonus to take effect.
      • Flag of United States United States:
        • Gain Base War supportWar support: +10.00%
        • Guarantee Netherlands
        • Gets event The Netherlands Requests US Protection of West Indies
    We should inquire for American protection of our outlying Western territories. They surely do not wish to see any other power meddling with the Monroe Doctrine.
    Goal generic dangerous deal.png Wilhelminism Netherlands:
    • has the focus A New Dutch Unity focus A New Dutch Unity.
    • One of the following must be true:
    If Netherlands:
    German Defectors icon
    German Defectors
    Periodically generate units with 7 Infantry and 2 Artillery battalions and Engineer, Recon, and Artillery Support.
    A Steady trickle of German defectors regularly forms into units keen on fighting on our behalf, to reinstate their Kaiser.
    Pro-Kaiser Defectors icon
    Pro-Kaiser Defectors
    Weekly ManpowerManpower: -1000
    Misguided loyalty to the old Kaiser has driven a steady trickle of soldiers to defect and fight for the Dutch, in a vain attempt to put the Kaiser back on the throne.

    Only the complete defeat of the Dutch, and the alliance they are a part of, is likely to stamp this movement out, entirely.

    German Defectors icon
    German Defectors
    Periodically generate units with 7 Infantry and 2 Artillery battalions and Engineer, Recon, and Artillery Support.
    A Steady trickle of German defectors regularly forms into units keen on fighting on our behalf, to reinstate their Kaiser.
    Pro-Kaiser Defectors icon
    Pro-Kaiser Defectors
    Weekly ManpowerManpower: -1000
    Misguided loyalty to the old Kaiser has driven a steady trickle of soldiers to defect and fight for the Dutch, in a vain attempt to put the Kaiser back on the throne.

    Only the complete defeat of the Dutch, and the alliance they are a part of, is likely to stamp this movement out, entirely.

        • Gets event Soldiers Defect to Netherlands
    The dynastic ties between our own royal house and that of the German Kaiser, who has resided in Huis Doorn since the end of the Great War, are still strong. Perhaps we can use the popularity he still enjoys among many in the German military for our own gains, and, in doing so, create a powerful state that will have reason to be thankful to us when the war ends.
    Goal generic position armies.png Revive the Buffer State Proposal Netherlands:
    • has the focuses A New Dutch Unity focus A New Dutch Unity and Request Allied Favors focus Request Allied Favors.
    • Is in Faction with Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
    • Fighting war on same side as Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
    • Flag of Belgium Belgium
      • Is in Faction with Netherlands
      • Fighting war on same side as Netherlands
    • Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
      • Is in Faction with Netherlands
      • Fighting war on same side as Netherlands
    • One of the following must be true:
      • All of the following must be true:
        • Netherlands: Has not capitulated
        • Flag of Belgium Belgium: Has capitulated
        • Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg: Has capitulated
      • All of the following must be true:
        • Netherlands: Has capitulated
        • Flag of Belgium Belgium: Has capitulated
        • Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg: Has capitulated
        • Netherlands: Has higher Legitimacy than Flag of Belgium Belgium
        • Netherlands: Has higher Legitimacy than Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
    Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom:
    • Gets event The Netherlands Proposes United Netherlands
    As the Germans and the French seem unable to refrain from going at each other's throats time and again, perhaps it is time to argue the case for a powerful Low Countries buffer state once again. If the Belgians and Luxembourgians did not wish this, then perhaps they should have done more to contribute to the war effort, like we have?
    Goal generic construct civilian.png Develop the South Netherlands:
    • has the focus Revive the Buffer State Proposal focus Revive the Buffer State Proposal.
    • Has full control of Vlaanderen (6)
    • Has full control of Wallonie (34)
    • Has full control of Luxemburg (8)
    Netherlands: Having obtained the remainder of the old United Netherlands, we should now look towards ensuring these lands receive the same investments for industrial build-up as the Dutch heartland did, lest they fall behind compared to the rest of the country.
    Focus generic military academy.png Combined Chiefs of Staff Representation Netherlands:
    • has the focuses Request Allied Favors focus Request Allied Favors and American West Indies Protectorate focus American West Indies Protectorate.
    • Is in Faction with Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
    • Is in Faction with Flag of United States United States
    • At war
    • One of the following must be true:
      • Has not capitulated
      • More than 80 Legitimacy
    Netherlands gets the national spirit:
    Combined Chiefs of Staff Representation icon
    Combined Chiefs of Staff Representation
    • Planning Speed: +10.0%
    • Maximum Command Power Increase: +15
    • Daily Command Power Gain Multiplier: +5%
    Our contributions have been noted, and with some political pressure it may be possible to gain representation, if not participation, in the exclusive club of Anglo-American strategic planners that is the Combined Chiefs of Staff.
    Our contributions have been noted, and with some political pressure it may be possible to gain representation, if not participation, in the exclusive club of Anglo-American strategic planners that is the Combined Chiefs of Staff.
    Focus hol the fourth ally.png The Fourth Ally Netherlands:
    • has the focus Combined Chiefs of Staff Representation focus Combined Chiefs of Staff Representation.
    • Is in Faction with Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
    • Is in Faction with Flag of United States United States
    • At war
    • At peace with Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
    • Has full control of Java (335)
    • Has full control of Sumatra (672)
    Netherlands:
    The Fourth Ally icon
    The Fourth Ally
    Naval dockyardDockyard Output: +10.00%
    Despite our humble beginnings, our contributions are undeniable. It is time to take our place as the fourth ally in the war against the fascists - alongside the UK, the USA, and the Soviet Union.
    Despite our humble beginnings, our contributions are undeniable. It is time to take our place as the fourth ally in the war against the fascists - alongside the UK, the USA, and the Soviet Union.
    Goal generic construct military.png Zandery Military Airport Netherlands:
    • has the focus American West Indies Protectorate focus American West Indies Protectorate.
    • Is in Faction with Flag of United States United States
    • At war
    • Has full control of Suriname (309)
    • Has full control of Curaçao (695)
    Netherlands: Due to the importance of Surinamese bauxite and Curaçao oil to the Allied war effort, the Americans have proposed to aid in their defense by establishing a radar post on Curaçao, and building an airport and infrastructure at Zandery in Suriname. Once finished, it should be the largest military airport in South America.

    "Unity Through Democracy" Sub-Branch[edit]

    "Unity Through Democracy"Lead the Minor DemocraciesForm the BeneluxResponsibility For Our Own DefenseLessons from the Low CountriesFoundations for a European UnionThe Continent's Best and BrightestThe Best DefenseFile:HOL NF Unity Through Democracy.jpgHOL NF Unity Through Democracy.jpg

    Democratic sub-branch of the Dutch national focus tree.
    Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

    Focus Prerequisites Effects Description
    Goal generic support democracy.png "Unity Through Democracy" Netherlands:
    • has the focus Cave to the British focus Cave to the British.
    Netherlands:
    Unity Through Democracy icon
    Unity Through Democracy
    The 'Dutch Movement for Unity through Democracy' ('Eenheid door Democratie') was formed in 1935, and has ever since been an outspoken extra-parliamentary voice against demagogues of all other ideologies. Supporting the movement can in turn pay dividends by defending our democracy and strengthening our government.
    • Available as Political Advisor:
      • Willem Schermerhorn (Democratic Reformer):
    The 'Dutch Movement for Unity through Democracy' ('Eenheid door Democratie') was formed in 1935, and has ever since been an outspoken extra-parliamentary voice against demagogues of all other ideologies. Supporting the movement can in turn pay dividends by defending our democracy and strengthening our government.
    Goal generic demand territory.png Lead the Minor Democracies Netherlands:
    • has the focus Unity Through Democracy focus Unity Through Democracy.
    • ExclusiveM.png does not have the focus Go with Britain focus Go with Britain.
    • At peace
    • Is not in Faction
    Netherlands:
    Lead the Minor Democracies icon
    Lead the Minor Democracies
    As the major powers of our day seem hell-bent on another war, it is left to the small democracies of Europe to keep the world from burning, like a crowd keeping two fighters from each other. We shall lead the others in forming a bloc of neutrality against the warmongerers.
    As the major powers of our day seem hell-bent on another war, it is left to the small democracies of Europe to keep the world from burning, like a crowd keeping two fighters from each other. We shall lead the others in forming a bloc of neutrality against the warmongerers.
    Goal generic position armies.png Form the Benelux Netherlands:
    • has the focus Lead the Minor Democracies focus Lead the Minor Democracies.
    • Is not in faction.
    • Is fully independent
    • Flag of Belgium Belgium is not in Faction
    • Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg is not in Faction

    The following will bypass the focus:
    Netherlands:
    • Set the rule: Can Create Factions.
    • Create Faction: Benelux
    • Flag of Belgium Belgium Gets event The Netherlands invites Belgium to the Benelux
    • Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Gets event The Netherlands invites Belgium to the Benelux
    • Remove national spirit Weak Government Weak Government
    • Unlocks Decision: Propose Benelux Unification
    We, the small nations of Western Europe, squashed for centuries between the power-houses of Britain, France, and now Germany, have had enough of the conflicts tearing our continent apart. A United States of Europe might some day prevent catastrophes such as the Great War, but by forming a loose union with our southern neighbors we can provide the core of such an organization already today.
    Goal generic build tank.png Responsibility For Our Own Defense Netherlands:
    • has the focus Lead the Minor Democracies focus Lead the Minor Democracies.
    Netherlands:
    Responsibility For Our Own Defense icon
    Responsibility For Our Own Defense
    Without any major powers to rely on, we have no choice but to see to our own defenses, and take full responsibility for ensuring that they are adequate to whatever challenge may be thrown against them.
    Without any major powers to rely on, we have no choice but to see to our own defenses, and take full responsibility for ensuring that they are adequate to whatever challenge may be thrown against them.
    Goal generic construct military.png Lessons from the Low Countries Netherlands:
    • has the focuses Form the Benelux focus Form the Benelux and Responsibility For Our Own Defense focus Responsibility For Our Own Defense.
    Netherlands gets the national spirit:
    Lessons from the Low Countries icon
    Lessons from the Low Countries
    • Division Defense on core territory: +10.0%
    • Max Entrenchment: +10.0
    • Land fortLand fort construction speed: +10.00%
    As the neutral land between two major powers, the Low Countries have seen their share of warfare. We must draw our lessons from this, and be prepared for even more invasions, as one neighbour attempts to flatten us once again in order to reach the other.
    As the neutral land between two major powers, the Low Countries have seen their share of warfare. We must draw our lessons from this, and be prepared for even more invasions, as one neighbour attempts to flatten us once again in order to reach the other.
    Goal generic national unity.png Foundations for a European Union Netherlands:
    • has the focus Lessons from the Low Countries focus Lessons from the Low Countries.
    Netherlands:
    • Benelux will now be known as European Union
    • Every European non-major country that is DemocraticDemocratic:
      • Gets event The Netherlands invites [country] to the European Union
    From the humble beginnings of our Benelux we must forge a continent-wide Union of Nations, standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the face of the incessant warmongering of the major powers. A European Union will secure peace and prosperity for all.
    Goal tfv generic tech sharing.png The Continent's Best and Brightest Netherlands:
    • has the focus Foundations for a European Union focus Foundations for a European Union.
    Every country that is in a faction with the Netherlands:
    • Joins The Continent's Best and Brightest.
    Though each of us has but small resources, if we pool them we can achieve whatever the majors are capable of.
    Goal generic major war.png The Best Defense Netherlands:
    • has the focus Lessons from the Low Countries focus Lessons from the Low Countries.
    • Is not in Faction with Flag of Germany Germany
    • Is not in Faction with Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Netherlands: We must not be caught unawares as we have been in previous wars. If our neighbors will not listen to reason and settle for peace, then we must make them.