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Italian national focus tree

Flag of Italy Italy, as one of the seven major powers, has a unique national focus tree.

Ethiopian War LogisticsIndustrial EffortIndustrial Effort IIFortification EffortLibyan RefineriesExtra Research SlotItalian HighwaysProspect For OilLibyan InfrastructureModernized ArtilleryModernized ArmySpecial ForcesArmored EffortArmy PrimacyBomber EffortAir InnovationsAir Innovations IIJet Engine EffortMare NostrumNaval Air EffortCarrier EffortAtlantic FleetMarines and Landing CraftCapital Ship EffortSea WolvesSubmarine EffortGerman Military CooperationLight Ship EffortSecret WeaponsEscort EffortTreaty with GermanyPact of SteelClaims On FranceClaims on YugoslaviaBefriend BulgariaWar with GreeceTriumph in AfricaItaly FirstWar with the UKBefriend JapanBefriend YugoslaviaAlbanian OccupationBefriend GreeceClaims On TurkeyBefriend RomaniaGo After FranceBefriend TurkeySpanish-Italian AllianceBefriend PortugalSupport Nationalist SpainDemand Balearic IslandsThese focuses are mutually exclusive.These focuses are mutually exclusive.These focuses are mutually exclusive.These focuses are mutually exclusive.These focuses are mutually exclusive.NF tree Italy.jpeg

Clicking on a focus icon leads to the appropriate table row. "Repeat" action to return.

Italy has an interesting national focus tree with five different branches:

Ethiopian War Logistics
A smaller tree which focuses on industrial build up.
Army Primacy
Strengthens your army research.
Mare Nostrum
The big naval strengthening tree.
Light Ship Focus
Destroyer & Submarine benefits.
Triumph in Africa
The big political and diplomatic tree, where you have lots of different choices on who to befriend and conquer.


Contents

Ethiopian War Logistics branchEdit

Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
  Ethiopian War Logistics   No National Focus Prerequisites

The following will bypass the focus:
  • (Eritrea): Is NOT owned and controlled by Italy.
  • (Somaliland): Is NOT owned and controlled by Italy.

(Eritrea):

  • Add 2  Infrastructure
  • Add 3  Naval Base to a province

(Somaliland):

  • Add 3  Infrastructure
  • Add 4  Naval Base to a province
We might have misjudged the logistics situation for our glorious conquest of Ethiopia. We must make it our primary goal to provide our brave troops with the necessary supplies.
  Industrial Effort   Ethiopian War Logistics

2 Random owned European States:

Focus all our political efforts on building up the civilian industry in a great leap forward.
  Industrial Effort II   Industrial Effort

2 Random owned European States:

With iron will and a relentless work ethic, we can mobilize the people in another great industrial effort.
  Extra Research Slot   Industrial Effort II
  • Gain 1 Research Slot
Our industrial expansion and other recent advances might allow us to conduct more R&D in parallel.
  Fortification Effort   Industrial Effort II

(Piedmont):

  • Add 15  Land Forts to the French Border

(Dodecanese), (Sicily), (Sardinia):

  • Add 3  Coastal Forts to a province
We must defend our shores and borders against aggression by the fading and decadent imperial powers France and Britain.
  Italian Highways   Extra Research Slot

(Latium), (Campania), (Calabria), (Abruzzo), (Piedmont), (Lombardy), (Veneto), (Emila Romagna) and (Tuscany):

  • Add 1  Infrastructure
We need to expand our Infrastructure to ensure easy mobility of troops throughout our empire. With enemies at every corner of the world this is a crucial part of being able to defend all Italian soil.
  Prospect For Oil   Italian Highways

Additional prerequisites:
  • (Sirte): Is owned or controlled by Italy.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.

(Sirte):

  • Add 8  Oil
Old empires always fear new ones on the rise and we should not depend on them. We cannot rely on oil from other nations and should focus our efforts on finding our own source within the empire. This is how we make sure to stay competitive far into the future.
  Libyan Refineries   Prospect For Oil

Additional prerequisites:
  • (Benghasi): Is owned or controlled by Italy.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.

(Benghazi):

  • Add 4  Oil
  • 2  Building Slots
  • 2  Synthetic Refineries
Benghazi is a perfect place for constructing refineries. Close to oil sources and close to production in the homeland.
  Libyan Infrastructure   Prospect For Oil

(Benghazi):

  • Add 3  Infrastructure

(Sirte):

  • Add 2  Infrastructure

(El Agheila), (Derna), (Tripoli):

  • Add 1  Infrastructure
Our vast lands in Northern Africa still lack behind the remainder of our empire in terms of Infrastructure. We should focus our efforts on bringing them up to par.

Army Primacy branchEdit

Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
  Army Primacy

2 Random owned States:

Industrially, Italy is still lagging behind the decadent colonial empires. We must choose whether to prioritize the army or the navy. The choice seems obvious; like the ancient Roman Empire depended on its legions, so must the new Italian Empire!
  Modernized Artillery   Army Primacy
  • 2x100% Research Bonus for: Support Artillery
The Regio Esercito is, in theory, one of the largest armies in the world. Unfortunately, there is no way we can equip all those men properly. Worst of all, most of our artillery is from 1918!
  Modernized Army   Modernized Artillery AND

  Industrial Effort

  •  Army Experience +5
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Reconnaissance Company
  • 2x100% Research Bonus for: Land Doctrine
Better artillery will increase our fighting efficiency greatly, but we also have need of new tactics and doctrines.
  Special Forces   Modernized Army
  •  Army Experience +5
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Airborne Technology
  • 1x2.0 years of ahead of time penalty reduction for: Mountaineers Technology
We have need of elite forces; mountain troops and paratroopers should be our priority.
  Armored Effort   Special Forces
Fighting in Ethiopia is well and good, but our tanks are simply not up to the standard needed to fight against the decadent - though still powerful - plutodemocracies of Europe.
  Air Innovations   Army Primacy OR

  Mare Nostrum

  •  Air Experience +25
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Fighter models
  • 2x100% Research Bonus for: Air Doctrine
Modern wars cannot be won without dominating the skies. We must do everything in our power to develop the air force!
  Bomber Effort   Air Innovations AND

  Army Primacy

  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Tactical Bomber models
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Close Air Support models
The era is past when armies could win wars without looking to the skies. We must develop our tactical bombers to provide our soldiers with the air support they need.
  Air Innovations II   Naval Air Effort OR

  Bomber Effort

  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Fighter models
  • 2x100% Research Bonus for: Air Doctrine
Every advantage we can gain in the skies is precious. We should focus all of our efforts on developing our fighters.
  Jet Engine Effort   Air Innovations II
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Jet Technology
Italy should be at the forefront of Jet engine development thanks to the brilliant work of Secondo Campini. We should give him all the resources he needs to further improve his designs for the Regio Aeronautica.

Mare Nosturm / Light Ship Effort branchEdit

Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s) Description
  Mare Nostrum
  • +50  Navy Experience

2 Random owned States:

Our resources are limited and we must make some painful choices but the British Empire has us caged in the Mediterranean. Breaking out will require a navy to rival even theirs...
  Carrier Effort   Mare Nostrum

2x100% Research Bonus for: Carrier models

Modern battle fleets will be centered on aircraft carriers not battleships. The supremacy of air power over ships was demonstrated by the Americans back in 1921!
  Capital Ship Effort   Mare Nostrum
  • +25  Navy Experience
  • 2x100% Research Bonus for: Battleship models and Battlecruiser models
  • 2x100% Research Bonus for: Light Cruiser models and Heavy Cruiser models
The nation with the most battleships will rule the oceans. We must not allow the Royal Navy to outgun us in the Mediterranean...
  Atlantic Fleet   Capital Ship Effort AND

  Carrier Effort

  • +25  Navy Experience
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Carrier models
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Battleship models
Once we have broken out of the British cage we will need to project our power across the oceans. This must be our first priority.
  Marines and Landing Craft   Atlantic Fleet
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Marine Technology
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Transport models
Wars are not won by naval power alone; we must also be able to transport our armies across the waves and put them ashore safely...
  Light Ship Effort No National Focus Prerequisites
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Destroyer models
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Convoy Defense Doctrine
The convoys to our overseas territories need protection. We need to develop new doctrines as well as more modern destroyers.
  Submarine Effort   Light Ship Effort
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Submarine models
  • 2x100% Research Bonus for: Submarine Operations Doctrines
Submarine warfare is the most exciting naval development since the invention of the torpedo boat. We would do well to not just protect against submarines, but also use them against enemy shipping.
  Sea Wolves   Submarine Effort AND

  German Military Cooperation

  • +25  Navy Experience
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Submarine models
  • 2x100% Research Bonus for: Submarine Operations Doctrines
Our German allies have developed terrifyingly efficient submarines and the 'wolf pack' doctrines to employ them. We should learn from them.
  Escort Effort   Light Ship Effort
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for: Destroyer models
  • 2x100% Research Bonus for: Convoy Defense Doctrine
We should make further efforts to protect our vulnerable convoys in the Mediterranean.

Triumph in Africa branchEdit

Focus Effect(s) Prerequisite(s) Description
  Triumph in Africa
  • Gain Base  Stability +10%
  • Gain Base  War Support +10%

No National Prerequisites


Other prerequisites:

One of the following must be true:

  • (Ethiopia): Is owned by Italy.
  • (Ethiopia): Is a subject of Italy.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Failure in the first First Italo-Ethiopian War has been a stain on Italian honor for 40 years, by achieving victory now that stain will be removed and the strength of the Iron will of Fascism will be proven!
    Claims on Yugoslavia
  • Gains Claims on (Dalmatia) and (Slovenia)
  • World tension is increased by +4.0)
  •   Yugoslavia gains Claimed Western Yugoslavia (Opinion of   Italy -40)
  • Change in popularity of Fascism: -7%)

  Triumph in Africa


The following will bypass the focus:
There is still a significant Italian population in Yugoslavia, dating back to the glory days of Venice at least. Restoring these regions to Italian rule is an important step towards recreating the Roman Empire!
    Befriend Yugoslavia

  Yugoslavia:

  • Gains Italian Diplomacy Focus (Opinion of Italy +20).
  • Gains National Spirit
 
Fascist Influence
  • Daily Fascism support: +0.10
  • Acceptance of Fascist Diplomacy: +85
Fascist pressure has made fascism very popular, and the country is susceptible to align with other fascists.

  Triumph in Africa


Additional prerequisites:
  •  Yugoslavia exists.
  • Italy is at peace with Yugoslavia.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Rather than antagonizing Yugoslavia now, we can put off its eventual conquest until a more opportune time. Instead, we could befriend the regime and bring the country into our sphere of influence.
  Support Nationalist Spain

  Nationalist Spain:

  • Gains Volunteers in Civil War (Opinion of Italy +15.)

  Triumph in Africa


Additional prerequisites:
  •  Nationalist Spain has >2 volunteer divisions from Italy
This focus will pause if the requirements are not met.
Spain is in the midst of a civil war which will determine whether it will be a future possible fascist ally or remain a useless republic - or worse yet, fall to communism or anarchy. We must provide support to the true Spaniards before it is too late!
  Befriend Bulgaria

  Bulgaria:

  • Gains Italian Diplomacy Focus (Opinion of Italy +20).
  • Gains National Spirit
 
Fascist Influence
  • Daily Fascism support: +0.10
  • Acceptance of Fascist Diplomacy: +85
Fascist pressure has made fascism very popular, and the country is susceptible to align with other fascists.

  Claims on Yugoslavia OR
  Befriend Yugoslavia


Additional prerequisites:
  •  Bulgaria exists.
  • Italy is at peace with Bulgaria.

The following will bypass the focus:

  • Bulgaria does NOT exist.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Bulgaria is in our sphere of influence. Their secure alignment with Italy is key to our Balkan ambitions.
  Albanian Occupation

  Claims on Yugoslavia OR
  Befriend Yugoslavia


Additional prerequisites:
  •  Albania exists.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Albania paints an easy target for our troops to occupy. We are unlikely to be met with much resistance. We must show the world the might of Italy and restore the glory of the Roman Empire!
  Befriend Romania

  Romania:

  • Gains Italian Diplomacy Focus (Opinion of Italy +20).
  • Gains National Spirit
 
Fascist Influence
  • Daily Fascism support: +0.10
  • Acceptance of Fascist Diplomacy: +85
Fascist pressure has made fascism very popular, and the country is susceptible to align with other fascists.

  Befriend Bulgaria


Additional prerequisites:
  • Romania exists.
  • Italy is at peace with Romania.

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

  • does NOT exist.
  • Has capitulated.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
It would be in our best interest to bring our distant kindred in Romania into our sphere of influence. Il Duce sees great potential in their 'Iron Guard'.
    Pact of Steel
  •  German Reich Gains Pact of Steel (Opinion of Italy +30)

  Befriend Bulgaria


Additional prerequisites:

  Italy:

  • Current ruling party is  Fascist
  • Is at peace with the German Reich

 German Reich:

  • Current ruling party is  Fascist
  • German Reich exists.

Mutually exclusive with   Italy First

This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Our relationship with Nazi Germany is troubled by ideological differences and conflicting aims; Il Duce is extremely wary of German ambitions in Austria and the Balkans. However, realities do change...
  German Military Cooperation
 
German Military Cooperation
  • Land Doctrine Research Speed: +5%
  • Air Doctrine Research Speed: +5%

  Pact of Steel


Additional prerequisites:

  Italy:

  • Is at peace with the German Reich
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Through tight cooperation with the powerful German military we can combine the best part of German efficiency and Italian innovation. We will have a strategic advantage over anyone who dares face us.
  Sea Wolves
  •  Navy Experience +25
  • 1x100% Research Bonus for Submarine Models
  • 2x100% Research Bonus for Submarine Operations Doctrines

  German Military

Our German allies have developed terrifyingly efficient submarines and the 'wolf pack' doctrines to employ them. We should learn from them.
  Secret Weapons
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Rocketry Technology
    • Electronics

  German Military

It is tempting to expend all extra resources into developing tanks and planes, but the secret to winning wars lies in whole new fields of science; electronics, rocketry and nuclear research.
  Treaty with Germany

  Pact of Steel

We should ask the Germans to exchange technological secrets for the benefit of both of our great nations.
  Claims On France

  Pact of Steel


Additional prerequisites:

  Italy:

  • Is fully independent
  • Is in a faction with German Reich

 German Reich:

  • Controls (Ile de France)
  • Is Faction leader.

  Vichy France:

  • Vichy France exists.
  • Controls (Savoy)&(Corsica)
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Take land from Vichy France. With the German Conquest of Paris and a new government formed in France, it is time for us to claim our rightful piece of Southern Europe. Germany has expanded heavily in the north, and it is only fair that we are granted a slice of our own.
    Italy First

  Befriend Bulgaria


Additional prerequisites:

  Italy:

  • Is fully independent
  • Is NOT in a faction with German Reich
  • at peace with Bulgaria. AND

One of the following must be true:

    • Italy owns (Albania)
    • Italy owns (Slovenia)

 Bulgaria:

  • Is NOT in a faction
  • Is fully independent.

Mutually exclusive with   Pact of Steel

This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Mussolini will never play second fiddle to Hitler! We must heed the lessons of the Roman Empire; Teutonic interference in Italian affairs never ends well...
  War with the UK

  Italy First


The following will bypass the focus:

One of the following must be true:

  • Is at war with the  United Kingdom
  • Is in a faction with the  German Reich.
  • United Kingdom does NOT exist.
The decaying British Empire has us caged in the Mediterranean and will never voluntarily give us the keys. We must strike at the English as soon as the time is right!
  Befriend Japan

  Japan gains Italian Diplomacy Focus (Opinion of Italy +20)

  War with the UK


Additional prerequisites:

 Japan:

  • Is NOT in a faction
  • Japan exists
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
The Japanese are much like us; a young, hungry power with a positive demography, held ransom by trade from waning plutodemocracies like the UK and the Netherlands. We should unite with them to form a vibrant Naval Axis across the oceans!
  Go After France
  • Gains Conquer (Focus) war goal against   France

  Italy First


Additional prerequisites:

 France:

  • France exists AND

One of the following must be true:

  • (Corsica) is owned by France.
  • (Savoy) is owned by France.
  • (Tunisia) is owned by France.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
France... yet another reactionary democracy of the west who, at every moment seeks to hinder the advance and have often endangered the very existence of the Italian people. We go to battle for the good of Italy and the future of the Empire.
    War with Greece
  • Gains Conquer (Focus) war goal against   Greece

  Italy First OR
  Pact of Steel


Additional prerequisites:

  Italy:

  • Is NOT in a faction with Greece.
  • Greece exists.

Mutually exclusive with   Befriend Greece

This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
What kind of Roman Empire are we restoring if we do not include Greece? It should be an easy target...
    Spanish-Italian Alliance

 Nationalist Spain:

  • Gains Italian Diplomacy Focus (Opinion of Italy +20).
  • Gains National Spirit
 
Fascist Influence
  • Daily Fascism support: +0.10
  • Acceptance of Fascist Diplomacy: +85
Fascist pressure has made fascism very popular, and the country is susceptible to align with other fascists.

  Italy First AND
  Support Nationalist Spain


Additional prerequisites:

 Nationalist Spain:

  • Is NOT in a civil war.
  • Is at peace with Italy. AND

One of the following must be true:

  • Is not in a faction
  • Is not in a faction with  Italy.

 France:
One of the following must be true:

  • France does NOT exist.
  • Has capitulated.
  • Current ruling party is fascist.

Mutually exclusive with   Demand Balearic Islands

The following will bypass the focus:
 Nationalist Spain:

  • Is in a faction with Italy.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Franco and the Spanish nationalists are our natural allies, united by religion, culture and ideology. Together, we could seize Gibraltar and make life very difficult for the Royal Navy...
  Befriend Portugal

  Portugal :

  • Gains Italian Diplomacy Focus (Opinion of Italy +20).
  • Gains National Spirit
 
Fascist Influence
  • Daily Fascism support: +0.10
  • Acceptance of Fascist Diplomacy: +85
Fascist pressure has made fascism very popular, and the country is susceptible to align with other fascists.

  Spanish-Italian Alliance


Additional prerequisites:
  •  Portugal exists.
  • Italy is at peace with Portugal.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Portugal is, along with Spain, natural allies of the Italian people. We must strengthen these bonds of friendship.
    Demand Balearic Islands

  Support Nationalist Spain


Additional prerequisites:

 Nationalist Spain:

  • Original country is Spain.
  • Current ruling party is  Fascist
  • Is at peace.
  • Owns and controls (Balearic Islands).

 Italy:

  • Is fully independent.

Mutually exclusive with   Spanish-Italian Alliance

This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Having proven our support for Franco's new regime, we are in a position to request one of the important territories we fought to defend, the Balearic Islands, be ceded to Italy to strengthen our strategic hold of the Mediterranean.
    Befriend Greece

  Greece :

  • Gains Italian Diplomacy Focus (Opinion of Italy +20).
  • Gains National Spirit
 
Fascist Influence
  • Daily Fascism support: +0.10
  • Acceptance of Fascist Diplomacy: +85
Fascist pressure has made fascism very popular, and the country is susceptible to align with other fascists.

  Italy First


Additional prerequisites:
  •  Greece exists.
  • Italy is at peace with Greece.

Mutually exclusive with   War with Greece, Befriend Turkey.

The following will bypass the focus:

  • Greece does not exist.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
The Greeks are a fellow ancient people and the cradle of Western civilization. It should not be impossible to align their aims with ours...
  Claims On Turkey
  • Gains Conquer (Focus) war goal against   Turkey

  Befriend Greece


Additional prerequisites:

 Turkey:

  • Owns:(Antalya)
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
The 1915 treaty of London promised Italy Turkish lands in Anatolia in exchange for the Western powers gains in the Levant. They took their due, claiming that they were merely League of Nations mandates, while Italy was denied. The new Italy is much stronger than the old and we will force the Turks to keep the British promises.
    Befriend Turkey

  Turkey :

  • Gains Italian Diplomacy Focus (Opinion of Italy +20).
  • Gains National Spirit
 
Fascist Influence
  • Daily Fascism support: +0.10
  • Acceptance of Fascist Diplomacy: +85
Fascist pressure has made fascism very popular, and the country is susceptible to align with other fascists.

  Italy First


Additional prerequisites:
  •  Turkey exists.
  • Italy is at peace with Turkey.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
The Turks have no reason to love us after the Italian-Turkish war and the Great War. However, Realpolitik takes precedence over old gripes, and the current situation in the Mediterranean could bring our two stars into alignment.

  Mutually exclusive choices can be only chosen once and then the other choice is excluded and further focuses depending on that excluded focus also become unavailable. These choices should be considered carefully as they can fundamentally change the direction of the country.