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Government type:
Democratic, Socialist


Flag of Norway Norway is a minor power in Northern Europe/Scandinavia. It shares a land border with Flag of Sweden Sweden (+20) and Flag of Finland Finland (-10).


Norway is located in northern Europe on the Scandinavian peninsular. It is dominated by the Scandinavian mountains, which separates Norway from its neighboring country Flag of Sweden Sweden. Norway does have plains and forested areas, mostly to the southeast and the northernmost part. The Norwegian capital Oslo is the only urban area of the state.

Historical Background[edit]

Norway attempted to stay neutral in World War II (like all other Nordic Countries) and remained so until the 9th of April 1940, when Flag of Germany Germany invaded both Flag of Denmark Denmark and Norway as part of Operation Weserübung. Operation Weserübung was intended to secure access to Norway's coastline and ports for the Kriegsmarine to use as well as ensuring the safe transportation of Swedish iron ore to Germany. In 1942, Germany established a puppet regime in Norway, known as the Nasjonal Regering or Quisling Regime, headed by Vidkun Quisling, party chairman of the Nasjonal Samling political party, Norway's fascist party. After the death of Adolf Hitler, the Flensburg Government (successor state to Nazi Germany) drew up plans to withdraw the remnants of the Wehrmacht into Norway and Denmark, establishing those countries as a national redoubt and last holdout against the Allies. Norway remained under German occupation until May 8, 1945.

National Focus[edit]

Generic national focus tree.
Main article: Generic national focus tree

Flag of Norway Norway, lacking a unique national focus tree, uses the generic national focus tree instead.

The generic focus tree has 5 main branches:

  • Army Effort gives army experience and research bonuses to army research.
  • Aviation Effort gives air experience, builds air bases, and research bonuses to air research.
  • Naval Effort gives navy experience, builds naval dockyards, and research bonuses to navy research.
  • Industrial Effort builds civilian and military factories (usually even if building slots are already full)and grants extra research slots.
  • Political Effort gives the country choices on which political path they will take.


Norway has some infantry and support techs but is lacking early artillery and tank techs. The nation does have a number of early air and naval techs.

Norway starts with 3 research slots.

Army Technology Naval Technology Man the Guns Air Technology Electronics & Industry Doctrines
  • Infantry Equipment I
  • Engineer Company I
  • Recon Company I
  • M.27 75 mm (Towed Artillery I)
  • Towed Anti-Air I
  • 1936 Destroyer Hull
  • Early Cruiser Hull
  • Early Submarine Hull
    • Torpedo Tubes I
  • Naval Gunnery
    • 76mm/40 Armstrong EOC (Light Battery I)
    • 14.5 cm Cannon (Light Cruiser Battery I)
    • 20.9 cm/44 EOC 1899 (Medium Battery I)
    • 28 cm Cannon (Heavy Battery I)
  • 20mm AA (Anti-air II)
  • Casemate Secondary Battery
    • 149.1mm/45 EOC Pt. FF (Secondary Battery I)
  • Contact Mine
    • Minelaying Submarine
  • F.F. 7 Hauk (Interwar Fighter)
  • Kjeller-Fokker C.V (Interwar Bomber)
  • None
  • None
Without Man the Guns
  • Draug Class (Destroyer I)
  • Norge Class (Heavy Cruiser I)
  • B Class (Submarine I)


Norway starts out as a socialist democracy. Elections are held every four years, with the next election in October of 1936.

National Spirits[edit]

Norway does not have any national spirits.


Norway is part of no alliance at the beginning of the campaign. Because of its socialist government it has good relations with other democracies (+10) and socialist countries (+20). Flag of Germany Germany has a focus that lets it increase fascist support in Norway, though the AI does not take this path with historical focus on. It rather takes Operation Weserübung. In addition, the Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union has the focus "Baltic Security" which gives a boost to communism in all Nordic countries, Norway included.

Political Parties[edit]

Id Party name Popularity Leader Country Name Ruling
democracy Democratic Arbeiderpartiet 96% Johan Nygaardsvold Norway Yes
fascism Fascist Nasjonal Samling 2% Vidkun Quisling Norgesveldet No
communism Communist Norges Kommunistiske Parti 2% Adam Egede-Nissen Soviet State of Norway No
neutrality Non-Aligned Venstre 0% Johan Ludwig Mowinckel Kingdom of Norway No

Staff and Designers[edit]

Political Advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Trygve Halvdan Lie Popular Figurehead
  • Stability: +15%
Henry Wilhelm Kristiansen Communist Revolutionary
  • Daily Communism Support: +0.10
  • Gets event "Communism on the Rise" (if not Communist)
Adolf Indrebø Captain of Industry
  • Civilian Factory construction Speed +10%
  • Infrastructure construction Speed +10%
  • Refinery construction Speed +10%
Rolf Jørgen Fuglesang Fascist Demagogue
  • Daily Fascism Support: +0.10
  • Gets event "Fascism on the Rise" (if not Fascist)
Halvdan Koht Smooth-Talking Charmer
  • Trade deal option factor: +10%
Haakon Lie Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.10
Tank Designers
Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Armor Company Tank Designer
  • Armor Research Speed: +15.0%
  • Armor:
  • Reliability: +5%

By selecting this Design Company they will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

Ship Designers
Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Horten Naval Yard Shipe Designer
  • Naval Research Speed: +15.0%
Aircraft Designers
Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Kjeller Flyfabrikk Light Aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Speed: +15.0%
  • Fighter:
    • Agility: +10%
    • Max Speed: +10%
  • Carrier Fighter:
    • Agility: +10%
    • Max Speed: +10%

By selecting this Design Company they will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

Medium Air Company Medium Aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Speed: +15.0%
  • Heavy Fighter: Reliability: +20%
  • Tactical Bomber: Reliability: +20%

By selecting this Design Company they will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

Heavy Air Company Heavy Aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Speed: +15.0%
  • Strategic Bomber: Strategic Bombing: +10%

By selecting this Design Company they will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk Naval Aircraft Designer
  • Air Research Speed: +15.0%
  • Naval Bomber:
    • Operational Range: +10%
    • Naval Attack: +10%
  • CV Naval Bomber:
    • Operational Range: +10%
    • Naval Attack: +10%
  • Carrier Fighter:
    • Operational Range: +10%
    • Agility: +10%
  • Carrier CAS:
    • Operational Range: +10%
    • Naval Attack: +10%

By selecting this Design Company they will permanently affect capabilities on all equipment researched while they are hired.

Materiel Designers
Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Hønefoss Karosserifabrikk Motorized Equipment Designer
  • Motorization Research Speed: +15.0%
Raufoss Ammunisjonsfabrikker Infantry Equipment Designer
  • Weapons and Equipment Research Speed: +15.0%
Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk Artillery Equipment Designer
  • Artillery Research Speed: +15.0%
Industrial Concern
Designer Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Industrial Company Industrial Concern
  • Industrial Research Speed: +15.0%
Tandbergs Radiofabrikk Electronics Concern
  • Electronics Research Speed: +10.0%
Norsk Hydro Refining Concern
  • Industrial Research Speed: +5.0%
  • Synthetic Resources Research Speed: +10.0%
Theorist Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Konrad Sundlo Military Theorist
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05 daily
  • Land Doctrine Research Speed: +10.0%
Skule Storheil Naval Theorist
  • Naval Experience Gain: +0.05 daily
  • Naval Doctrine Research Speed: +10.0%
Tryggve Gran Air Warfare Theorist
  • Air Experience Gain: +0.05 daily
  • Air Doctrine Research Speed: +10.0%



Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Limited Conscription.png Limited Conscription
  • 2.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png Civilian Economy
  • 35% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
  • -40% Fuel Gain per Oil
  • -25% Fuel Capacity
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • +5% Research speed
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed
  • +20% Civilian intelligence to others
  • +10% Navy intelligence to others

Industrial Capacity[edit]

Norway has spread its IC across 4 states, and has 5 open slots in 1936.

Factories 1936
Military factory
2 Military Factories
Naval dockyard
1 Naval Dockyard
Civilian factory
6 Civilian Factories


Total resources 1936
0 0 12 31 20 2

These numbers represent the available resources, depending on trade law a certain amount may be traded away.


Norway has a small starting army, and only 15.21k free manpower. The starting division templates are the 9-brigade "Infanteriet Divisjon" and the 6-brigade "Binær Divisjon", along with the 3-brigade "Dragonregiment" Cavalry division template. Since Norway is already on limited conscription it needs to go to war or change its ideology in order to raise the conscription law and field a larger army.

Type Total
Infantry cropped.png Infanteriet Divisjon 1
Infantry cropped.png Binær Divisjon 6
Cavalry cropped.png Dragonregiment 3
Motorized cropped.png Motorized 0
Light tank cropped.png Light tank 0
Type Total
Carrier.png Carrier 0
Battleship.png Battleship 0
Battlecruiser.png Battlecruiser 0
Heavy Cruiser.png Heavy Cruiser 4
Light Cruiser.png Light Cruiser 0
Destroyer.png Destroyer 5
Submarine.png Submarine 9
Air Force
Type Total
Fighter.png Fighter 0
Bomber.png Tactical Bomber 18
Close air support.png Close air support 0
Naval Strike Tactics.png Naval bomber 0
Motorized units list
Name Type Techyear
Motorized Motorized 1936
Stpv. I Mechanized I 1940
Stpv. II Mechanized II 1942
Stpv. III Mechanized III 1944
Tank units list
Name Type Techyear
Strv. FT-17 Great War Tank 1918
Strv. m/34 Light Tank I 1934
L-120 Light Tank II 1936
Strv. m/41 Light Tank III 1941
Pansv. m/39 Medium Tank I 1939
Pansv. m/41 Medium Tank II 1941
Pansv. m/43 Medium Tank III 1943
Stv. m/34 Heavy Tank I 1934
Stv. m/41 Heavy Tank II 1941
Stv. m/43 Heavy Tank III 1943
Tstv. m/44 Super Heavy Tank 1943
Mod. Tank MBT 1945

Military Staff[edit]

These are the Military Staff candidates for appointment in Norway.

Chief of Army
Candidate Type I Type II Effects Cost (Political Power)
Willhelm von Tangen Hansteen Army Organization (Expert)
  • Division Organization: +8%
Otto Ruge Army Offense (Expert)
  • Division Attack: +10%
Kristian Laake Army Defense (Expert)
  • Division Defense: +10%
Chief of Navy
Candidate Type I Type II Effects Cost (Political Power)
Edgar Otto Naval Aviation (Expert)
  • Naval Air Attacks from Carriers: +6%
  • Naval Air Targeting from Carriers: +7%
  • Naval Air Agility from Carriers: +8%
Henry Diesen Decisive Battle (Expert)
  • Capital Ship Attack: +10%
  • Capital Ship Armor: +10%
  • Screen Attack: +10%
  • Screen Defense: +10%
Chief of Airforce
Candidate Type I Type II Effects Cost (Political Power)
Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen All-Weather (Expert)
  • Bad Weather Penalty: -20%
Ole Reistad Air Reformer (Expert)
  • Air Experience Gain: +7.5%
Bjarne Øen Air Safety (Expert)
  • Air Accidents Chance: -10%
Military High Command
Candidate Type I Type II Effects Cost (Political Power)
Alfred Roscher-Lund Concealment (Genius)
  • Enemy Air Support: -15 %
Jacob von der Lippe Naval Aviation (Genius)
  • Naval Air Attacks from Carriers: +10%
  • Naval Air Targeting from Carriers: +12%
  • Naval Air Agility from Carriers: +15%
Birger Ljungberg Commando (Expert)
  • Special Forces Attack/Defense: +15%
Wilhelm von Tangen-Hansteen Infantry (Expert)
  • Infantry Division Attack: +10 %
  • Infantry Division Defense: +15 %

Strategies and guides[edit]

The best way to expand is to wait until Germany is fighting the Allies. Declare war on them then declare another war on another nation so they join the Axis keeping in mind to keep one neutral country between you and them to prevent a land invasion.


Northern Light icon
Northern Light
As a Scandinavian country form your own faction, and have Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in it.