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Polish national focus tree

Flag of Poland Poland got a unique national focus tree in time with the game's release (as part of a free DLC).

Poland's unique NF tree.


The focus tree can be divided into 5 main branches:

Central Region Strategy - The Four Year Plan
This branch offers the possibility to develop the nation's infrastructure and factories as well as enabling up to two additional research slots.
Prepare For The Next War
This branch has options to keep pace/modernize the Polish ground forces with/ahead of its neighbors.
Air Base Expansion
This branch includes focuses which grants several research bonuses to improve. First focus of the branch instantly expands state Capital's airport capacity (Danzig).
Develop Polish Ship Building
This branch includes focuses which grants several research bonuses that could potentially specialize or widen the range of ships available for service soon. Includes research bonus for naval doctrine advancements.
Strengthen The Polish State
This branch contains various diplomatic focuses and focuses to change the ideology of the government. This branch has mutually exclusive choices that enables the player to forge an alliance or create one of its own.


Contents

Central Region Strategy - The Four Year PlanEdit

Central Region StrategyExpansion Of New TownsStart Central Industrial RegionFill The Railways GapsExpand Central Industrial RegionThe Four Year PlanNational Defense FundWarsaw Main Railway StationInvest In The Old Polish RegionAdditional Research Slot IDevelop Upper SilesiaThe CyclometerAtomic Physics InstituteAdditional Research Slot IIThe BombeFile:Poland Focus Tree 1st branch.png 

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


Focus Effect(s) Prerequisite(s) Description
  Central Region Strategy
  • 50% Research bonus for:
    • Industry
By centralizing factories far from any borders, we will boost our production while also protecting them from any would-be conquerors.
  Expansion Of New Towns

 Logic:
a random, owned and controlled state with a building slot available

→Prioritize←
  • Warzawa(10), IF owned and controlled
THEN

Warszawa(10)/(?):

  Central Region Strategy

It is not enough for towns to established to thrive - they must also be supported to reach their full potential.
  Start Central Industrial Region

 Logic:
a random, owned and controlled state with a building slot available

→Prioritize←
  • Lublin(92), IF owned and controlled
THEN

Lublin(92) /(?):

  Expansion Of New Towns

Lay the foundation for our centralized armament industry.
  Fill The Railways Gaps

 Logic:
a random, owned and controlled state with a building slot available

One of the following must be true:
  • is_in_home_area = yes
  • does not own home state that has a building slot
THEN

Random(?):

Random(#1): Instant build (1)  Infrastructure
Random(#2): Instant build (1)  Infrastructure

  Expansion Of New Towns


The following will bypass the focus:

Much of our railway is scattered and disconnected. By adding the necessary stretches we gain much needed transportation capabilities."
  Expand Central Industrial Region

 Logic:
a random, owned and controlled state with a building slot available

→Prioritize←
  • Lublin(92), IF owned and controlled
THEN

Lublin(92)/(?):

  • Add (1)  shared building slot
  • Instant build (1)  Military Factory

  Fill The Railways Gaps AND
  Start Central Industrial Region

Keep expanding our centralized armaments industry."
  The Four Year Plan
  • 50% Research bonus for:
    • Construction Technnology

No National Focus Prerequisites

We must plan for the expansion of our infrastructure to accommodate not only our present industry, but also our the future."
  National Defense Fund

 Logic:
a random, owned and controlled state with a building slot available ,include_locked = yes

THEN

Random(?):

  • Add (1)  shared building slot
  • Instant build (1)  Civilian Factory

  The Four Year Plan

Citizens and state alike must contribute to the funding of our growing industry, to prepare for the perils of the years to come.
  Warsaw Main Railway Station

 Logic:
a random, owned and controlled state with a building slot available ,include_locked = yes

→Prioritize←
  • Warzawa(10), IF owned and controlled
THEN

Warzawa(10)/(?):

  • Add (1)  shared building slot
  • Instant build (2)  Infrastructures

  The Four Year Plan

Warsaw is a nexus of transport and cargo. To avoid bottlenecks, extra effort is to be placed on the management of its railway.
  Invest In The Old Polish Region

 Logic:
a random, owned and controlled state with a building slot available

→Prioritize←
  • Warzawa(10), IF owned and controlled
THEN

Warzawa(10)/(?):

  • Add (1)  shared building slot
  • Instant build (1)  Military Factory

  Warsaw Main Railway Station AND
  National Defense Fund

Modernize old factories in Kielce, Skarzysko, Radom, Starachowice and Ostrowiec, while also building new ones to strengthen our industry.
  Additional Research Slot I
  • Gain 1 Research Slot.

  Invest In The Old Polish Region

Our industrial expansion and other recent advances might allow us to conduct more R&D in parallel.
  Develop Upper Silesia

 Logic:
a random, owned and controlled state with a building slot available

→Prioritize←
  • Krakow(88), IF owned and controlled
THEN

Krakow(88)/(?):

  • Add (1)  shared building slot
  • Instant build (1)  Civilian Factory

  Invest In The Old Polish Region

Upper Silesia has been contested since the Great War. Developing the region will unite the people of the area and improve our industry.
  The Cyclometer
  • 50% Research bonus for:
    • Encryption methods
    • Decryption methods

  Additional Research Slot I
  Expand Central Industrial Region

With this invention, the ciphers of the Germans will become plain as clear text. No secrets will be kept from us.
  Atomic Physics Institute
  • 50% Research bonus for:
    • Nuclear Technology

  The Cyclometer

We must not lose the chance to be the first to discover a way to harness the primal fire of fission.
  Additional Research Slot II
  • Gain 1 Research Slot.

  Atomic Physics Institute


Additional prerequisites:

  • Polands has to have more than 50 factories in total.
The rapid industrialization of our nation has opened up new opportunities in R&D that we should pursue.
  The Bombe
  • 50% Research bonus for:
    • Computing Technology

  Additional Research Slot I

The "Cryptologic Bombe" is a development of the Cyclometer, and allows us to decipher the progressively more advanced versions of the German Enigma cipher.

Prepare For The Next WarEdit

Prepare For The Next WarStandardization Of EquipmentModernizing The CavalryStudy Foreign TanksCruiser Tank ExperimentsThe Defense Of PolandRomanian Bridgehead StrategyHel Fortified AreaSilesia Fortified AreaAnti-Tank GunsArtillery ModernizationArmy ModernizationFile:Poland Focus Tree 1st branch.png 

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

Prepare For The Next War
Focus Effect(s) Prerequisite(s) Description
  Prepare For The Next War

50% Research bonus for: Land doctrine.

The Great War may only have been the first of its kind. We must prepare for what must surely be an ever-changing battlefield.
  Standardization Of Equipment

50% Research bonus ( uses):

  • Infantry Weapons

  Prepare For The Next War

By standardizing the equipment of our soldiers we set the foundation for a modern supply apparatus.
  Modernizing The Cavalry

75% Research bonus for:

  • Motorized

  Standardization Of Equipment

While the cavalry still has a role to play, we need new metal mounts for it to compete on the modern battlefield.
  Study Foreign Tanks

50% Research bonus ( uses):

  • Armor technology

  Modernizing The Cavalry

These "tanks" will be a central part of todays armed conflicts, and we must make sure to keep pace with our neighbors, by any means necessary.
  Cruiser Tank Experiments

50% Research bonus ( uses):

  • 10TP

  Study Foreign Tanks

With the basics of tank design in place, we are now ready to start forging our own path in the tangled field of mechanized design.
  The Defense Of Poland

50% Research bonus for: Land doctrine.

  Prepare For The Next War

Even bolder stratagems must be devised if the defense of our homeland is to succeed.
  Romanian Bridgehead Strategy

50% Research bonus for: Land doctrine.

  The Defense Of Poland

Should the fighting turn against us, we must have plans in place for effective regrouping and retaliation in concert with our friends and allies.
  Hel Fortified Area

Danzig(85):

  • Add 2 Coastal Fort in a province in the state.
  • Add 2 Coastal Fort in a province in the state.
  • Add 1 Land Fort in a province in the state.
  • Add 1 Land Fort in a province in the state.
  • Add 1 Land Fort in a province in the state.
  • Add 1 Land Fort in a province in the state.

  Romanian Bridgehead Strategy


! The following will bypass the focus:
Danzig(85):

  • Not owned by Poland
  • Not controlled by Poland
By fortifying key areas we make ourselves less vulnerable, should war again come to our shores and borders.
  Silesia Fortified Area

Krakow(88): Add 3  Land Forts in a province in the state.

  Romanian Bridgehead Strategy


! The following will bypass the focus:
Krakow(88):

  • Not owned by Poland
  • Not controlled by Poland
More forts constructed in the south will secure additional defenses.
  Anti-Tank Guns

50% Research bonus for: Anti-Tank.

  Hel Fortified Area OR
  Silesia Fortified Area

Any enemy is sure to deploy tanks against us. We must be prepared to give them a warm welcome.
  Artillery Modernization

50% Research bonus for: Support Artillery.

  Hel Fortified Area OR
  Silesia Fortified Area

We must not neglect to improve and modernize the support our soldiers require for effective deployment.
  Army Modernization

50% Research bonus ( uses):

  • Infantry Weapons

  Anti-Tank Guns OR
  Artillery Modernization

Modern arms for modern men!

Air Base ExpansionEdit

Air Base ExpansionAir InnovationsNaval Bomber ExperimentsFighter ModernizationHeavy Fighter ConceptMedium Bomber FocusLight Bomber FocusAir Modernizations ProgramRocket DevelopmentFile:Poland Focus Tree 3rd branch.png 

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

Air Base Expansion
Focus Effect(s) Prerequisite(s) Description
  Air Base Expansion

 Logic:
a random, owned and controlled state with a building slot available

→Prioritize←
  • Warzawa(10), IF owned and controlled
THEN

Warszawa(10)/(?): Add 2 Air bases  

Airbases are as essential to air support as air support is to modern warfare.
  Air Innovations

  Air Base Expansion

There is still much to be done in the field of aerial strategy and tactics.
  Fighter Modernization
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Fighter models

  Air Base Expansion

The mainstay of any air force, our fighters must not be made obsolete. As the rest of our air force improves, so must they.
  Heavy Fighter Concept
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Heavy Fighter models

  Air Innovations OR
  Fighter Modernization

Should we be forced to go on the offensive, we need a new kind of fighter that can operate at length inside hostile borders.
  Medium Bomber Focus
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Tactical Bomber models

  Air Innovations OR
  Heavy Fighter Concept

An extension of the precision bombing philosophy adapted for extended range to be used in support roles.
  Light Bomber Focus
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Close Air Support models

  Heavy Fighter Concept OR
  Fighter Modernization

The value of using dive bombers for close air support should not be underestimated.
  Air Modernizations Program

  Light Bomber Focus OR
  Medium Bomber Focus

Aviation theory is just as important as technology. New stratagems for our pilots are still waiting to be discovered.
  Rocket Development
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Jet Technology and Rocketry Technology

  Air Modernizations Program

Speed is the attribute on which all other aerial attributes rely. Rocket and jet engines could theoretically allow us to pass all previous limits.

Develop Polish Ship BuildingEdit

Develop Polish Ship BuildingImport Submarine TechnologyCommerce Attack TacticsStudy Foreign Built ShipsA Cruiser NavyThe Twin ThreatsStrike ForceCoastal DefenseBaltic NavyFile:Poland Focus Tree 4th branch.png 

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

Develop Polish Ship Building
Focus Effect(s) Prerequisite(s) Description
  Develop Polish Ship Building

 Logic:
a random, owned and controlled state with a building slot available

→Prioritize←
  • Danzig(85), IF owned and controlled
THEN

Danzig(85) /(?):

Our nation's inland location is no excuse to neglect our naval efforts.
  Import Submarine Technology
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Submarine models

  Develop Polish Ship Building

A submarine gap is unacceptable. We will have the technology, even if we must purchase it.
  Commerce Attack Tactics
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Submarine operations doctrine

  Import Submarine Technology

No navy is complete without submarines. Ours need to be organized for optimal lethality, just like the rest of the fleet.
  Study Foreign Built Ships
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Destroyer models

  Develop Polish Ship Building

New kinds of ships are continuously being developed by our neighbors. We must study them, or we will find our own antiquated.
  A Cruiser Navy
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Light Cruiser models

  Study Foreign Built Ships

Increasingly larger ships will be needed to make a reality of our plans for a sea presence.
  The Twin Threats

  Import Submarine Technology OR
  Study Foreign Built Ships

By focusing on the counter-tactics needed to oppose our most likely enemies we will keep the upper hand in naval combat.
    Strike Force
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Light Cruiser models
    • Heavy Cruiser models

  The Twin Threats

In case we lack in numbers, we need a rapidly deployed force of warships to be able to strike at the enemy where he is weakest.
    Coastal Defense
  • 50% Research bonus (1x uses):
    • Submarine models
    • Destroyer models

  The Twin Threats

A short-range, mobile naval defense force could potentially do the work of many times their strength in stationary fortifications.
  Baltic Navy

  Coastal Defense OR
  Strike Force

A thorough effort to reinvent our naval strategy will be of great importance if we are to utilize our ships in the Baltic.

Strengthen the Polish StateEdit

Strengthen the Polish StatePolish MilitarismPolish RevanchismPoland FirstThe Between The Seas ConceptTreaty with LithuaniaThe Baltic AllianceIdealogical FanaticismDefensive FocusInternationalismAuthoritarianismGo LeftPolitical CommissarsSeek Accommodation With USSRGo RightSeek Accommodation With GermanyMilitary YouthParamilitarismLiberalismIntervention FocusVolunteer CorpsDraw Closer To BritainFile:Poland Focus Tree 5th branch.png 

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

Strengthen the Polish State
Focus Effect(s) Prerequisite(s) Description
  Strengthen the Polish State
  • +120 Political Power
We cannot afford to stand divided. Our strength to enact changes is proportional to our unity in both senate and sejm.
  Polish Militarism
 
Polish Militarism
  • Recruitable Population: 2.5%
  • Effect of partisans on us: −10%

  Strengthen the Polish State

Previous wars may have bowed us, but we are not defeated. We shall rise again, by the bravery of our soldiers and the cunning of our officers."
  Polish Revanchism
  • gains the national spirit:
 
Polish Revanchism
  • Justify war goal time: –25 %
  • Generate war goal tension limit: −40 %

  Polish Militarism

Few nations have lost so much in so little time. If there is any justice, we will regain it, one way or another."
    Poland First
  • gains the national spirit:
 
Indoctrination
  • National unity: +5 %
Having established our ideology as based on the truth. It may be taught as truth. Education and media must reflect this lesson.

  Polish Militarism

The good of the nation must take precedence to so-called "truths." Just as we forge our own destiny, we must forge our own facts."
  The Between The Seas Concept
  • Unlocks creation of factions.
    • Międzymorze faction founded

  Poland First


Additional prerequisites:

One of the following must be true
  Poland:

  • Is fully independent
  • Is not in a Faction
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
We are not alone in our struggle. If we can gather enough allies, we might be able to challenge our enemies on our own terms.
  Treaty with Lithuania

  Poland:

  • Gains "Treaty with Lithuania" (Opinion of Lithuania +50)

  Lithuania:

  • Gains "Treaty with Lithuania" (Opinion of Poland +50)
  • Is invited to join Poland's faction.

  The Between The Seas Concept


Other prerequisites/bypass:

  Poland:

  • Is Faction Leader

! The following will bypass the focus:
  Lithuania:

  • Does not exist
  • Is the subject of another country
  • Is at war with Poland.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Old grudges need to stay in the past. Every friend is needed in the dark times ahead.
  The Baltic Alliance

  Poland:

  • Gains "The Baltic Alliance" (Opinion of Estonia +50)

  Estonia:

  • Gains "The Baltic Alliance" (Opinion of Poland +50)
  • Is invited to join Poland's faction.

  Latvia:

  • Gains "The Baltic Alliance" (Opinion of Poland +50)
  • Is invited to join Poland's faction.

  Treaty with Lithuania


Additional prerequisites:

One of the following must be true:
 Latvia:

  • Exists
  • Is fully independant
  • At peace with Poland.

 Estonia:

  • Exists
  • Is fully independant
  • At peace with Poland.
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
One can never have enough friends.
  Ideological Fanaticism
  • gains the national spirit:
 
Ideological Fanaticism
  • National unity: +5 %
No sacrifice is too great for our cause. Just like the zealots of the old religions, everyone must be prepared to take lives or give their own for the sake of our ways.

  Poland First

No sacrifice is too great for our cause. Just like the zealots of the old religions, everyone must be prepared to take lives or give their own for the sake of our ways."
  Defensive Focus
 
Deterrence
  • Land fort construction speed: +20 %
  • Land fort construction speed: +20 %
  • Anti-air construction speed: +20 %
  • Military Factory construction speed: +20 %
Standing alone, we rarely benefit from war. Fortunately, we know that the best defense is one so well-known you never have to put to use.

  Strengthen the Polish State

We will not start the next war, but we will make sure we finish it."
    Internationalism
 
Internationalism
  • Trade deal opinion factor +20 %

  Polish Militarism OR
  Defensive Focus

The enemies of our enemies can be our friends."
    Authoritarianism
  • gains the national spirit:
 
Authoritarianism
  • Daily Democracy support: –0.10
  • Acceptance of Democratic Diplomacy: –100

  Internationalism

Democracy is a weak solution to tough problems. If power is to be wielded with force, it must be freed from the shackles of consensus."
    Go Left
  • gains the national spirit:
 
Communist Influence
  • Daily Communism support: +0.10
  • Acceptance of Communist Diplomacy: +85

  Authoritarianism

Only by uniting our people can we prevail against the foes that threaten to consume us."
  Political Commissars
 
Political Commissars
  • Division Recovery Rate: +10 %

  Go Left

In order to maintain control of the military, political officers will be appointed to ensure military adherence to the party policies."
  Seek Accommodation With USSR

  Poland:

  • Gains "Seek Accommodation With USSR" (Opinion of Soviet Union +50)

  Soviet Union:

  • Gains "Seek Accommodation With USSR" (Opinion of Poland +50)

  Go Left


Additional prerequisites:

One of the following must be true:

  • Soviet Union exists
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
The USSR want war as little as we do. Perhaps there is a way to reconcile our history without bloodshed.
    Go Right
  • gains the national spirit:
 
Fascist Influence
  • Daily Fascism support: +0.10
  • Acceptance of Fascism Diplomacy: +85

  Authoritarianism

Strength is the only quality worth pursuing. Our neighbors have embraced this truth, and so must we."
  Seek Accommodation With Germany

  Poland:

  • Gains "Seek Accommodation With Germany" (Opinion of German Reich +50)

  German Reich:

  • Gains "Seek Accommodation With Germany" (Opinion of Poland +50)

  Go Right


Additional prerequisites:

One of the following must be true:

  • German Reich exists
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
Why should we fight, when we are more alike than different?"
  Military Youth
  • gains the national spirit:
 
Military Youth
  • Recruitable Population: +2 %

  Go Right

Enrolling our young in organizations promoting discipline and national ideology will breed a loyal generation of future recruits."
  Paramilitarism
  • gains the national spirit:
 
Paramilitarism
  • Division Training Time: –10 %

  Authoritarianism

Military principles have applications outside the military arena. With every part of society trained in these disciplines, every citizen will be able to take up arms at a moment's notice."
    Liberalism
  • gains the national spirit:
 
Democratic Influence
  • Daily Democracy support: +0.10
  • Acceptance of Democratic Diplomacy: +85
Democratic pressure have made democracy very popular, and the country is susceptible to align with other democrats.

  Internationalism

We will not stoop to the level of despots and dictators. Never forget that a state serves its people, and not the opposite.
  Intervention Focus
  • Set new rule:Send volunteer forces
  • +150 Political Power

  Liberalism

If we value freedom, we need to safeguard it not only for us, but for nations everywhere. If this means war, so be it!
  Volunteer Corps
  • gains the national spirit:
 
Volunteer Corps
  • Divisions required for sending volunteer force: –25 %

  Intervention Focus

Freedom cannot be enforced by the unwilling, or it would become a travesty. Those who take arms for liberty by choice must be given the means to do so, however.
  Draw Closer To Britain

  Poland:

  • Gains "Draw Closer To Britain" (Opinion of United Kingdom +50)

  United Kingdom:

  • Gains "Draw Closer To Britain" (Opinion of Poland +50)

  Liberalism


Additional prerequisites:

One of the following must be true:

  • United Kingdom exists
This focus will cancel if the requirements are not met.
The British have committed to protect our independence in the face of aggressors. We need to make the necessary gestures of appreciation.