Free French national focus tree

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Flag of Free France Free France gets a unique national focus tree as part of the La Résistance La Résistance expansion. Without the expansion it utilizes the French national focus tree instead.

Refus Absurde BranchAppeal To the French Nation BranchFile:NF tree France Free.pngNF tree France Free.png

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

Free France's unique focus tree has 2 main branches:

Refus Absurde Branch
This branch focuses on cultivating resistance in the occupied French territories, as well as making it harder for the occupiers to gain compliance.
Appeal To the French Nation Branch
This branch focuses on recovering a measure of war capacity and contesting with Flag of Vichy France Vichy France for control over the French overseas territories, so as to lay the groundwork for the ultimate restoration of Flag of France France.


Refus Absurde Branch[edit]

Refus AbsurdeThe MaquisReach Out To Trade UnionsCooperation With the CommunistsConnections To IndustrialistsThe Civil And Military OrganizationNational Council of the ResistanceNational UprisingFrench Forces of the InteriorFile:FF NF Refus Absurde.pngFF NF Refus Absurde.png

Resistance cultivation branch of the Free French national focus tree.
Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
Goal generic demand territory.png Refus Absurde
  • More than 40 Legitimacy

If the Man the Guns Man the Guns expansion is not enabled:
  • More Factories than 14
The following will bypass the focus:
  • Does not have national spirit Idea generic army problems.png Defeatism
  • Removes national spirit Idea generic army problems.png Defeatism
Even in the hour of defeat, the will to resist remains strong in some hearts. They will form the foundation of the resistance movement in the occupied territories.
Focus focus fra maquis.png The Maquis
  • Requires Refus Absurde Refus Absurde
Maquis icon
Maquis
  • Resistance Growth Speed in our states occupied by the enemy: +10%
  • All occupied core states of Flag of France France with less than 7 levels of Infrastructure Infrastructure:
    • Resistance Target: +10.0%
  • The rural areas of France offer cover for anyone who wishes to escape from the occupier or their collaboratist lackeys. We should support the people who deny their labour to the enemy in an act of resistance, so that we may in time turn those areas into hotbeds of resistance.
    Goal generic major alliance.png Reach Out To Trade Unions
    • Requires Refus Absurde Refus Absurde
    Connections To Trade Unions icon
    Connections To Trade Unions
    • Resistance Growth Speed in our states occupied by the enemy: +10%
    If we are to strike against the industries that have now been pressed into service by the enemy, having good communications with the workers there seems like the best way. They can delay or sabotage any production that takes place, far more efficiently than any outside force.
    Focus generic soviet politics.png Cooperation With the Communists
    • Requires Reach Out To Trade Unions Reach Out To Trade Unions
    Communist Cooperation icon
    Communist Cooperation
    • Resistance Growth Speed in our states occupied by the enemy: +10%
  • If support for Communism Parti Communiste Francais is less than 14%:
  • In our common struggle, we must not refuse any ally that offers themselves - even if they may call themselves comrade.
    Goal generic intelligence exchange.png Connections To Industrialists
    • Requires Refus Absurde Refus Absurde
    Industrialist Connections icon
    Industrialist Connections
    • Compliance Growth Speed in our states occupied by the enemy: -15%
    While cooperation with the workers in the war industries help, cooperating with the people who run the factories has benefits in and of itself.
    Goal generic military deal.png The Civil And Military Organization
    • Requires Connections To Industrialists Connections To Industrialists
    Civil And Military Organization icon
    Civil And Military Organization
    • Resistance Growth Speed in our states occupied by the enemy: +5%
    • Compliance Growth Speed in our states occupied by the enemy: -15%
    The many small groups that are carrying out acts of resistance are banding together to form a larger organization. We should give this our blessing.
    Focus focus fra national resistance council.png National Council of the Resistance
    • Requires all of the following focuses:
      • Cooperation With the Communists Cooperation With the Communists
      • The Civil And Military Organization The Civil And Military Organization
      • Form the National Committee Form the National Committee
    National Council of the Resistance icon
    National Council of the Resistance
    • Resistance Growth Speed in our states occupied by the enemy: +10%
    • Compliance Growth Speed in our states occupied by the enemy: -25%
    The resistance is growing stronger and stronger in France, and has become so powerful that it needs a new steering committee to coordinate its activities.
    The resistance is growing stronger and stronger in France, and has become so powerful that it needs a new steering committee to coordinate its activities.
    Goal generic dangerous deal.png National Uprising
    • Requires National Council of the Resistance National Council of the Resistance
    National Uprising icon
    National Uprising
    • Equipment Capture Ratio Gain: +35.0%
    • Supply Grace: +336.0 Hours
    The hour has come. Now is the time to pick up arms and step out from the shadows that have cloaked you for these many years!
    The hour has come. Now is the time to pick up arms and step out from the shadows that have cloaked you for these many years!
    Focus prc infiltration.png French Forces of the Interior
    • Requires National Council of the Resistance National Council of the Resistance
    • Creates weak infantry units in every liberated core state
    The resistance has thousands of men under arms, all across France. As we and our allies advance across the country, we will sweep them up and turn them into soldiers in our army.

    Appeal To the French Nation Branch[edit]

    Appeal To the French NationAppeal To Overseas TerritoriesIntervention In North AfricaIntervention In West AfricaIntervention In SyriaIntervention In IndochinaIntervention In Central AfricaIntervention In MadagascarForm the National CommitteeForm the Provisional GovernmentContinue the FightThe Free French NavyColonial RecruitmentThe Regiment NormandieFile:FF NF Appeal To the French Nation.pngFF NF Appeal To the French Nation.png

    Restoration branch of the Free French national focus tree.
    Clicking on a national focus icon leads to the appropriate table row.

    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
    Goal generic propaganda.png Appeal To the French Nation
    • Charles de Gaulle is the current country leader
    • Manpower: +10000
    • Legitimacy: +15
    • 5.00K units of Infantry Equipment is added to the national stockpile

    If the Man the Guns Man the Guns expansion is not enabled:
    • Manpower: +10000
    • 5.00K units of Infantry Equipment is added to the national stockpile
    France may have lost the battle, but it has not lost the war. It is the duty of every patriotic Frenchman to resist.
    Goal generic radar.png Appeal To Overseas Territories
    • Requires Appeal To the French Nation Appeal To the French Nation
    • Colonial territories in various parts of the world have a chance to switch to our side
    • Add 2 offmap Civilian factory Civilian Factory
    While the metropolitan areas of France may well have fallen to the enemy, much of her empire still remains free. If we can rally them to our aid, we can take the fight back to the enemy.
    Goal generic position armies.png Intervention In North Africa
    • Requires Appeal To Overseas Territories Appeal To Overseas Territories
    • Casablanca (461), Marrakech (462), Algiers (459), Tlemcen (513), Constantine (460), Tunisia (458), Gabès (665):
      • All of the following must be true:
    • Unlocks Decision: Prepare Coup in North Africa
    • Unlocks Decision: Promise Independence to North Africa
    North Africa presents the best possible staging ground for an invasion to retake the homeland. Turning it to our side is vital for our campaign of liberation.
    Goal generic position armies.png Intervention In West Africa
    • Requires Appeal To Overseas Territories Appeal To Overseas Territories
    • Mauritania (557), Senegal (272), Mali (556), Guinea (780), Ivory Coast (779), Upper Volta (778), Niger (781), Dahomey (776):
      • All of the following must be true:
    • Unlocks Decision: Prepare Coup in West Africa
    • Unlocks Decision: Promise Independence to West Africa
    • Unlocks Decision: Invasion in West Africa
    West Africa holds untold millions of inhabitants, who can be drafted into a new army to take back our homelands.
    Goal generic position armies.png Intervention In Syria
    • Requires Appeal To Overseas Territories Appeal To Overseas Territories
    • Deir-az-Zur (680), Aleppo (677), Damascus (554), Lebanon (553):
      • All of the following must be true:
    • Unlocks Decision: Prepare Coup in Syria
    • Unlocks Decision: Promise Independence to Syria
    • Unlocks Decision: Invasion in Syria
    Denying the enemy the strategic territories in Syria protects the Suez canal and dramatically improves our situation in the eastern Mediterranean.
    Goal generic position armies.png Intervention In Indochina
    • Requires Appeal To Overseas Territories Appeal To Overseas Territories
    • Tonkin (671), Laos (670), Southern Indochina (286), Cambodia (741):
      • All of the following must be true:
    • Unlocks Decision: Prepare Coup in Indochina
    • Unlocks Decision: Promise Independence to Indochina
    • Unlocks Decision: Invasion in Indochina
    Far away from the fighting in Europe, our colonies in Indochina are an ideal area to help us defend our interests in the region.
    Goal generic position armies.png Intervention In Central Africa
    • Requires Appeal To Overseas Territories Appeal To Overseas Territories
    • Chad (774), Equatorial Africa (660), Cameroon (773), Middle Congo (772), Gabon (539):
      • All of the following must be true:
    • Unlocks Decision: Prepare Coup in Central Africa
    • Unlocks Decision: Promise Independence to Central Africa
    • Unlocks Decision: Invasion in Central Africa
    Central Africa is of vital importance for the allied war effort, and could be seized as an important propaganda coup for us.
    Goal generic position armies.png Intervention In Madagascar
    • Requires Appeal To Overseas Territories Appeal To Overseas Territories
    • Madagascar (543):
      • All of the following must be true:
    • Unlocks Decision: Prepare Coup in Madagascar
    • Unlocks Decision: Promise Independence to Madagascar
    Should the enemy be allowed to take and fortify Madagascar, we face catastrophe in the Indian Ocean. A quick and decisive action could ensure that the island remains on our side.
    Goal generic intelligence exchange.png Form the National Committee
    • Requires one of the following focuses:
      • Intervention In North Africa Intervention In North Africa
      • Intervention In West Africa Intervention In West Africa
      • Intervention In Syria Intervention In Syria
      • Intervention In Indochina Intervention In Indochina
      • Intervention In Central Africa Intervention In Central Africa
      • Intervention In Madagascar Intervention In Madagascar
    • More than 90 Legitimacy

    If the Man the Guns Man the Guns expansion is not enabled:
    • More Factories than 24
    Few would have believed that our cause could succeed. But now we are at last strong enough to declare the formation of a fully-functional government-in-exile, ready to take control of any French territory liberated from the enemy.
    Goal tripartite pact.png Form the Provisional Government
    • Requires Form the National Committee Form the National Committee
    • Controls Ile de France (16)
    With the liberation of Paris, we are no longer a government-in-exile. It is time to begin the difficult work of rebuilding our country.
    Goal generic major war.png Continue the Fight
    • Requires Appeal To the French Nation Appeal To the French Nation
    • Add 2 offmap Military factory Military Factory
    • Marie-Pierre Koenig becomes a General
    • Georges Catroux becomes a General
    Few soldiers have opted to join us so far, but those that we do have must be armed and equipped.
    Goal generic build navy.png The Free French Navy
    • Requires Continue the Fight Continue the Fight
    • 50 units of Convoy is added to the national stockpile
    • Emilie Muselier becomes a naval commander
    Our allies are locked in a desperate struggle for survival, for which the sea lanes are vital. We must do our part to help them.
    Goal generic allies build infantry.png Colonial Recruitment
    Colonial Recruitment icon
    Colonial Recruitment
    • Non-core Manpower: +5.00%
    With the homeland unavailable for recruitment, we must turn to our colonies for aid. Many of our subjects are willing to take up arms to fight for us.
    With the homeland unavailable for recruitment, we must turn to our colonies for aid. Many of our subjects are willing to take up arms to fight for us.
    Focus fra regiment normandie.png The Regiment Normandie
    • Air experience Air Experience: +25
    • Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union: 150 units of French Fighter is added to the national stockpile
    It is vital that we French are seen to be fighting on all fronts. With the Soviets now engaged in combat against our common enemy, we could send a small group of fighter pilots to help them.