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Communism on the Rise

'While workers rise up against their oppressors around the world, those who claim to have achieved class consciousness in [Root.GetName] sit idly by and wait for change to come from within a political system so thoroughly corrupt, only revolution could save us from it!'

So speak new voices in the [Root.GetAdjective] communist movement. Referring to the rule of [Root.GetRulingParty] as a dictatorship of the bourgeois, they have begun calling for it to be brought out of power by any means necessary. Whether those means will come from within or without remains to be seen.


 
Trigger conditions
  • is not   communist.
  •   communist support is between 60% and 70%
  • has selected focus to switch to   communism

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "La Resistance" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

Mean time to happen
  • 30 days

Option conditions
 
We need a referendum.
  • -100   political power
  •   Communism set to be the ruling party
  • elections no longer allowed
 
This will blow over.

# If ideological support continues to rise, this may lead to a full-blown civil war!


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Class Conflicts Divide [Root.GetName]

The communist revolutionary movement, once a fringe popular among radical academics in theory and troublemakers in practice, has seen increased support among the [Root.GetAdjective] working class. The fact that even more people choose to identify themselves with a 'class' at all implies that Marxist ideas are spreading beyond those who actively seek to overthrow the government.

[Root.GetRulingParty] members lament this development, longing for a time when '[Root.GetAdjective]' was what people identified as first and foremost. Their concerns are not unfounded. It could be argued that a revolution is already underway, occurring on several levels of society, and it may be too late to stop it.


 
Trigger conditions
  • has chosen a political advisor with trait "Communist Revolutionary"
  • is not   communist.
  • communist party popularity is between 20% and 60%

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "Together for Victory" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

  • is not   British Raj
  • is independent British Raj (free from Britsh rule)

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "Man the Guns" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

Mean time to happen
  • 365 days
Modifiers
  • factor = 0.5
  • has_country_flag = communism_popular_movement

 
The people may call themselves whatever they want.
  • +5 %   communist party popularity
  • −5%   stability


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Soldiers Desert to Communist Partisans

'Capitalists and nationalists would have you spill your blood for them on the front lines, turning brother against brother over disputes that do not concern the working man! Instead of taking up arms against workers who struggle abroad, raise them against the oppressors and overthrow the tyrants!'

The army, usually a bastion of patriotism and loyalty, has proven not to be immune to the communist propaganda spreading rapidly in [Root.GetName]. Soldiers are deserting, refusing to fight for their country, sometimes going as far as joining partisan movements that claim to be preparing for revolution.


 
Trigger conditions
  • has chosen a political advisor with trait "Communist Revolutionary"
  • is not   communist.
  • communist party popularity is between 30% and 60%
  • does not have the national spirit “Communist Partisans Recruiting 

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "Together for Victory" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

  • is not   British Raj
  • is independent British Raj (free from Britsh rule)

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "Man the Guns" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

Mean time to happen
  • 365 days
Modifiers
  • factor = 0.5
  • has_country_flag = communism_popular_movement

 
Perhaps they are merely fighting for a different [Root.GetName].
  • +5 % communist party popularity
  • gets the national spirit:
 
Communist Partisans Recruiting

  • –0.20 % Recruitable Population
+0.05 Daily Communism Support


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Fascism on the Rise

'The [Root.GetAdjective] people have been subjected too long to the incompetent rule of [Root.GetRulingParty]! They claim to represent the people, but fail to even keep our streets in order! Only by removing them from power can we make this nation grow!'

The fascist speakers in [Root.GetName] have made no secret of what they think of our current rulership and political system. Speeches like these have tapped into a public dissent that is particularly pronounced in the more conservative sections of the military.


 
Trigger conditions
  • triggers only once
  • Is not   Fascist
  •   Fascist support is between 60% and 70%
  • has selected focus to switch to   fascist
  • does not have both:
    •   Spain or a Spanish splinter nation
    •   La Resistance DLC
Mean time to happen
  • 30 days

 
We need a referendum.
  • -100   political power
  •   Fascism set to be the ruling party
  • elections no longer allowed
 
This will blow over.

# If ideological support continues to rise, this may lead to a full-blown civil war!


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Fascist Assault Divisions Form

The political and the martial have always been intertwined in fascism. In parallel with its growing political movement, fascist parties have begun to form paramilitary organizations to protect against both internal and external threats, the internal threats being their political opponents. Although many people find this development worrying, the wave of militaristic furor has led to an increased amount of volunteers joining our armed forces.

The political leaders of the movement have pointed out that their opponents have reason to be afraid. Having the army permeated on several levels by so explicitly political elements, the enemies of [Root.GetName] and the enemies of fascism are beginning to look very much alike.


 
Trigger conditions
  • has hired a political advisor with trait "Fascist Demogogue"
  • Is not   Fascist
  • fascist party popularity is between 30% and 60%
  • does not have the national spirit “Fascist Assault Divisions 

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "Together for Victory" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

  • is not   British Raj
  • is independent British Raj (free from Britsh rule)

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "La Resistance" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "Man the Guns" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

Mean time to happen
  • 365 days
Modifiers
  • factor = 0.5
  • has_country_flag = fascism_popular_movement

 
Only traitors to the country have anything to fear.
  • +5 % fascist party popularity
  • gets the national spirit:
 
Fascist Assault Divisions

  • +0.05 Daily Fascist Support
  • +0.02 % Recruitable Population
  • –5 %   stabilty


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The Threat of Communism

[Root.GetLeader] would have you believe [Root.GetName] stands safe and united. It is no surprise such lies have poisoned the minds of our people, when a snake is coiled up next door! Look no further than across our border to see countrymen having turned on each other in the name of communism, declaring the end of nations. How long until they declare our nation dead as well? Will the [Root.GetRulingParty] protect us from this threat?'

The growth of the fascist movement in [Root.GetName] has been bolstered by the proximity of the communist revolution. Many moderates who might normally dismiss fascism as another misguided ideological experiment find this to be a very real concern for them as well. Given the choice between the communism of our neighbors and a fascist regime, they would admittedly prefer the latter. They might even be willing to actively support it.


 
Trigger conditions
  • has hired a political advisor with trait "Fascist Demogogue"
  • Is not   Fascist
  • fascist party popularity is between 25% and 60%
  • a neighbouring country is   communist.
Mean time to happen
  • 365 days
Modifiers
  • has_country_flag = fascism_popular_movement
  • factor = 0.5

 
We will be the vanguard against the red threat!
  • +10 % fascist party popularity


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[Root.GetRulingParty] Debates Democracy

Surprisingly, the call for more referendums and less repressive measures against opponents of the regime has received some support in internal party discussions. While [Root.GetRulingParty] leadership remains skeptical, several influential members have supported a shift.

Perhaps they have confidence that little will change in practice, or perhaps they are secretly traitors to the party cause, as many of their opponents would have it. Regardless, if the public call for such changes should come, some of the leaders of [Root.GetName] are ready to compromise.


 
Trigger conditions
  • only fires once
  • Is not   Democratic
  •   democratic support is between 60% and 70%
  • has selected focus to switch to democratic

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "La Resistance" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

Mean time to happen
  • 30 days

 
We need a referendum.
  • -100   political power
  •   democratic set to be the ruling party
  • elections are allowed
 
This will blow over.

# If ideological support continues to rise, this may lead to a full-blown civil war!


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Democratic Opposition Forming

Relaxing the restrictions on what sort of anti-[Root.GetRulingParty] propaganda can be spread publicly has, predictably, lead to an increase in public expressions of dissent. Organized demonstrations and pamphlets are so far found mostly in academic institutions and some of [Root.GetName]'s more unfortunate areas, but there is little doubt that the movement is spreading.

The nation's leaders are torn over the issue. [Root.GetLeader], who maintains an iron grip on party leadership, has little desire to diversify public debate. The first steps have already been taken, however, and there may be no turning back.


 
Trigger conditions
  • has chosen a political advisor with trait "Democratic Reformer"
  • Is not   Democratic
  • does not has_country_flag = democracy_opposition_formed
  • is fully independant / is not a puppet
  •   democratic support is <60%
Mean time to happen
  • 300 days
Modifiers
  • factor = 0.5
  • has_country_flag = democracy_popular_movement

 
The movement appears to grow naturally in the absence of repression.
  • +5% democratic party popularity
  • −5%   stability
  • set_country_flag = democracy_opposition_formed


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Public Call for Elections

The demonstrations of public dissent which were once confined to limited areas are now widespread. While people gather in the streets, the [Root.GetRulingParty] finds itself at a crossroads. If we continue allowing this propaganda to spread, the referendums suggested both from within the party itself as well as the opposition may show that we do not have the support of the public. The unity we have strived for is giving way to a plurality of opinions, united against us.


 
Trigger conditions
  • has chosen a political advisor with trait "Democratic Reformer"
  • Is not   Democratic
  • has_country_flag = democracy_opposition_formed
  • does not have the national spirit “Democratic Opposition Voicing Protests 
Mean time to happen
  • 150 days

 
Even if reform is happening, we must show our strength by suppressing this defiance.
  • None
 
Let the people be heard.
  • –20   Political power
  • gets the national spirit:
 
Democratic Opposition Voicing Protests

  • –50 % Political Power Gain
  • +0.05 Daily Democratic Support


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Fascists Demand Referendum

The rapidly growing [Root.GetAdjective] fascist movement has never claimed that they need majority support before they seize power, counting on uniting the nation under their leadership once their rule is established. However, it seems their public support has grown rapidly. Many fascists are now calling [Root.GetLeader] a hypocrite, claiming to represent the wishes of the people while in reality turning a deaf ear to the masses.

The call for a referendum has been dismissed as typical attempts at disrupting the system by [Root.GetRulingParty] members so far, but at least it's a political measure. If we do not act now, the fascists may choose the violent struggle as a better path to power.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


 
If the people want it, we'll hold the referendum.
  • Ruling party ideology changes to  "Fascism"
  • Elections are not allowed
  • −5%   stability


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Communists Demand Referendum

Marxist ideas took root in [Root.GetName] a long time ago, but have gained much more widespread support lately. The movement has spread outside political theory and into political practice, with disgruntled workers and even some high-profile celebrities voicing support. The communists call this class consciousness. The [Root.GetRulingParty] call it a fast track to riots and treason.

Showing little faith in [Root.GetLeader] being willing to implement the reforms they demand, the more vocal communists have called for an immediate referendum to have the current government removed. While we might be able to reverse the momentum of this mass movement, failure to do so will doubtlessly result in the more popular communist method of removal: Revolution.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


Option conditions

 Enabled if: ↓One of the following must be true:

 
The referendum is preferable to a bloody revolt.
  • Ruling party ideology changes to   "Communism"
  • Elections are not allowed
  • −5%   stabilty


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Democrats Demand Referendum

Unsurprisingly, the idea of the people ruling the nation they inhabit can easily grow very popular among the people. The [Root.GetRulingParty], of course, sees the idea of democracy as represented by these movements - freedom of speech, public elections, free press - merely populist rhetoric meant to weaken [Root.GetLeader]'s government.

However, there is no denying those ideas have taken hold among the [Root.GetAdjective] population. In true democratic fashion, they call for a public referendum on replacing the current regime. Although currently easy to ignore, these ideas have a way of growing very persistent. What will happen to us if we make peaceful revolution impossible?


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


 
If we accept the referendum, perhaps we can preserve our legacy.
  • Ruling party ideology changes to "Democratic"
  • Elections are allowed and held
  • −5%   stability
  • IF overthrown government is   Fascist:
    • for 730 days, gets the national spirit:
 
Fascism Defeated
  •   +10 % National Unity
Democracy has triumphed over totalitarian fascism, and democratic parties are united against this old threat.
  • IF overthrown government is   Communist:
    • for 730 days, gets the national spirit:
 
Communism Defeated
  •   +10 % National Unity
Democracy has triumphed over totalitarian communism, and democratic parties are united against this old threat.


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Fascists March on [Root.Capital.GetName]

Having been refused their referendum, almost a token attempt at seizing power legally, the fascists have used their significant public support and connections in the [Root.GetAdjective] military to attempt a coup. The [Root.GetRulingParty] government has refused their terms and claims it is going to fight to the end to preserve [Root.GetName] as we know it.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Fascist party popularity is >70%
  • number of controlled states > 1
  • government is not   fascist
  • is not in a civil war
  • has selected focus to switch to   fascism

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "La Resistance" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

Mean time to happen
  • 2 days

Immediate effects
  • remove the national spirit “Fascist Revolutionaries 

 
We will stop them at any cost!
  • Civil war starts with   Fascist at 50%
 
The fascists carry the true spirit of [Root.GetName]!
  • Ruling party ideology switches to   "Fascism"
  • Civil War starts with old ruling party at 50%
 
We need a referendum.
  • -100   political power
  •   Fascism set to be the ruling party
  • elections no longer allowed


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Communists Rise Up

After their request for a referendum was denied, the few reformers of the communist movement in [Root.GetName] rapidly lost influence to the more radical elements. With the [Root.GetRulingParty]'s refusal to acknowledge the public support for the suggested reforms, the romantic view of the revolution gradually grew more widespread and the leaders of the movement become those who could most easily start a riot. Those riots have now erupted into a full-scale civil war, with the future of the nation at stake.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Communist party popularity is >70%
  • number of controlled states > 1
  • government is not   communist
  • is not in a civil war
  • has selected focus to switch to   communist

↓One of the following must also be checked true:

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "Man the Guns" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "La Resistance" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

Mean time to happen
  • 2 days

Immediate effects
  • remove the national spirit “Communist Revolutionaries 

 
We won't allow them to ruin our country!
  • Civil War starts with   communism at 50%
 
The fire of the revolution must be extinguished with the blood of the oppressors!
  • Ruling party ideology switches to   Communist
  • Civil War starts with old ruling party at 50%
 
We need a referendum.
  • -100   political power
  •   Communism set to be the ruling party
  • elections no longer allowed


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The [Root.GetAdjective] Spring

After their attempt at a public referendum to institute democracy was refused, the people behind the suggestion have dismissed the [Root.GetLeader] regime as incorrigible. A broad coalition of rebel groups, united by their common goal of instituting more representative political systems in [Root.GetName], have taken up arms and announced that they will not rest until the [Root.GetRulingParty] is overthrown.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Democratic party popularity is >70%
  • number of controlled states > 1
  • government is not   democratic
  • is not in a civil war
  • has selected focus to switch to   democratic

↓One of the following must also be checked true:

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "La Resistance" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must also be checked true:

Mean time to happen
  • 2 days

Immediate effects
  • removes the national spirit “Democratic Revolutionaries 

 
Spare us from this mob rule!
  • Civil War starts with   democratic forces at 50%
 
At long last, [Root.GetName] is free!
  • Ruling party ideology switches to   Democracy
  • Civil War starts with old ruling party at 50%
  • IF former government's ideology is   Fascist:
    • gets the national spirit:
 
Fascism Defeated
  •   +10 % National Unity
Democracy has triumphed over totalitarian fascism, and democratic parties are united against this old threat.
  • IF former government is   Communist:
    • gets the national spirit:
 
Communism Defeated
  •   +10 % National Unity
Democracy has triumphed over totalitarian communism, and democratic parties are united against this old threat.
 
If we accept the referendum, perhaps we can preserve our legacy.
  • -100   political power
  • Ruling party ideology changes to "Democratic"
  • Elections are allowed and held


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Fascists Ridiculed

The [Root.GetAdjective] people's infatuation with nationalistic pride and attempts to revive the glories of the past appears to have passed. A rude awakening for its ardent supporters, whose uniforms, militaristic posturing and over-the-top speeches are now more commonly the subject of mockery than sympathies.

Once considered a threat to the [Root.GetRulingParty] power base, [Root.GetAdjective] fascism is now increasingly seen as an absurd, extremist position and an attack on the most fundamental values of our nation, the very nation they claim to hold in such high regard. The word seems more suited as an insult than a political designation.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Fascist party popularity is <30%
  • has the national spirit “Fascist Revolutionaries 
Mean time to happen
  • 2 days

 
What a bunch of clowns.
  • removes the national spirit “Fascist Revolutionaries 


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Communist Fad Blows Over

Many communists had predicted that [Root.GetName] was going to be the next nation to fall to the so-called international revolution, but after a few months of strikes and red flags in the streets, the movement seems to have died down. The working class, the supposed driving force of the revolution, has more pressing concerns than overthrowing [Root.GetLeader] and seem decidedly unimpressed with how well these revolutions have played out elsewhere. Meanwhile, the intellectuals who wrote passionate calls for slitting the throats of the oppressors have turned out to be surprisingly reluctant to instigate anything that might actually upset their comfortable lifestyle.

Talk of the revolution will likely continue, whether over cheap beers or expensive wines, but it will likely be talk and nothing more.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Communist party popularity is <30%
  • has the national spirit “Communist Revolutionaries 
Mean time to happen
  • 2 days

 
What a bunch of hypocrites.
  • removes the national spirit “Communist Revolutionaries 


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Democratic Movement Goes Silent

After a few months of loud opposition against [Root.GetLeader]'s regime, calling for public elections and more liberal laws on freedom of assembly and speech, the movement seems to have fallen apart. People now express more concern about the stability of [Root.GetName] if such reforms were to take place, with those who clamor for democracy being seen more as troublemakers than everything else.

More mysteriously, many of the leading figures of the movement appear to have gone missing or stopped their work suddenly. Perhaps some of them chose to go into exile when they saw the failure of their efforts. Regardless, the [Root.GetRulingParty] government denies all knowledge and involvement.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Democratic party popularity is <30%
  • has the national spirit “Democratic Revolutionaries 
Mean time to happen
  • 2 days

 
What a bunch of quitters.
  • removes the national spirit “Democratic Revolutionaries 


id

[Root.GetLeader] Abandons Neutral Foreign Policy

  The below description is one of several available for this event.
After [Root.GetRulingParty]'s recent rise to power, [Root.GetLeader] announced that [Root.GetName] would no longer keep its Neutral Foreign Policy.

'The world has become tangled and complex. We are no longer safe on our own. We must stand with our fascist partners against our enemies. If we do not choose a side, we will perish alone.'


 
Trigger conditions
  • has the national spirit “Neutral Foreign Policy 

↓One of the following must also be checked true:

  • Is   Fascist
  • Is   Communist
Mean time to happen
  • 2 days

 
For the future of [Root.GetName].
  • removes the national spirit “Neutral Foreign Policy 


id

[Root.GetNameDef] Reunited


The end of the terrible civil war that has devastated our land draws to an end, and we have finally reached a political agreement. We now see eye to eye with our fellow [Root.GetAdjective]s, and together we will rebuild our great nation. The enemies that have sought to capitalize on our infighting must now face a united [Root.GetAdjective] state.

The new [Root.GetRulingIdeology] [Root.GetName] will never be divided again!


 
Trigger conditions
  • is not a subject
  • does not have ENG_communist_civil_war
  • any other countries is:
    • not ROOT
    • is a splinter nation of ROOT
    • is not a subject
    • has same government as ROOT

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "La Resistance" DLC is enabled:
↓All of the following must not be true:

  • is   Spain or a Spanish splinter nation
  • flag SPR_scw_in_progress is set

An additional trigger condition to be checked, if   "La Resistance" DLC is enabled:
↓One of the following must not be true:

  • is   Portugal or a Portugal splinter nation
  • flag SPR_portuguese_anarchism_flag is set
Mean time to happen
  • 2 days

 
United at last!
  • Country's territory and military reunifies