Recruitable population

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This page is about the ratio, for the absolute number in a state, see State#Population, for free manpower of a country, see manpower#Free_manpower
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Recruitable population is a ratio that divides the population of states into available recruits and civilians. The ratio depends on laws and ideas of a country, the political situation of the respective states the country controls, and the mobilization speed. Changing conscription laws is the main way to control the ratio. Ignoring mobilization, the overall formula for a particular state is:

Recruitable population[edit]

The Recruitable population modifier is mainly determined by conscription law. Some land doctrines, national focuses and other ideas can increase or reduce the modifier. Values stack additively.

Conscription Law Recruitable
population
Prerequisites
Disarmed Nation.png Disarmed Nation 1.00%
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only 1.50% Does not have the Economy law Undisturbed IsolationUndisturbed Isolation or IsolationIsolation
Limited Conscription.png Limited Conscription 2.50% Does not have the Economy law Undisturbed IsolationUndisturbed Isolation or IsolationIsolation

More than 10% War Support

Extensive Conscription.png Extensive Conscription 5.00% One of the following must be true:
  • Current ruling party is Fascist or Communist
  • All of the following must be true:
    • At war
    • Any enemy country has an estimated army strength ratio of 50% or more compared to this country

More than 20% War Support

Service by Requirement.png Service by Requirement 10.00% One of the following must be true:
  • Current ruling party is Fascist or Communist.
  • All of the following must be true:
    • At war
    • Estimated enemies strength ratio of 60% or more compared to this country

One of the following must be true:

  • More than 60% War Support
  • More than 0% surrender progress
All Adults Serve.png All Adults Serve 20.00% At war

One of the following must be true:

  • More than 70% War Support
  • More than 0% surrender progress

Estimated enemies strength ratio of 75% or more compared to this country

Scraping the Barrel.png Scraping the Barrel 25.00% At war

One of the following must be true:

  • More than 85% War Support
  • More than 25% surrender progress

Estimated enemies strength ratio of 100% or more compared to this country

Land Doctrine Recruitable
population
Branch
Volkssturm.png Volkssturm 2.00% Mobile Warfare Doctrine
Non-Discriminatory Conscription.png Non-Discriminatory Conscription 3.00% Mobile Warfare Doctrine
Human Wave Offensive.png Human Wave Offensive 5.00% Mass Assault Doctrine
National Spirit Recruitable
population
National Focus requirement
Generic manpower bonus.png Militarism 5.00% Generic National Spirit from National Focus: Militarism
Generic manpower bonus.png Military Youth 2.00% Generic National Spirit from National Focus: Military Youth
Victors of the Great War.png Victors of the Great War -0.30% French starting National Spirit
FRA national mobilization focus.png National Mobilization 1.00% French National Spirit from National Focus: National Mobilization
Fra deluge.png Le Déluge 3.00% French National Spirit from National Focus: Le Déluge
Idea ger rebuild the nation.png National Revitalization 0.50% German National Spirit National Revitalization modified by National Focus: Fan Prussian Militarism
Idea generic communist army.png Red Brigades 2.00% Japanese National Spirit from National Focus: Red Brigades
Generic manpower bonus.png Spiritual Mobilization 2.50% Japanese National Spirit from National Focus: Spiritual Mobilization
Generic manpower bonus.png Militarized Schools 0.50% Soviet National Spirit from National Focus: Militarized Schools
Generic manpower bonus.png Socialist Science 3.00% Soviet National Spirit from National Focus: Socialist Science
Idea usa desegregation 1.png Armed Forces Desegregation 2.00% American National Spirit from National Focus: Desegregate the Armed Forces
Idea eng imperial conscription.png Women's Armed Service Integration Act 2.00% American National Spirit from National Focus: Women's Armed Service Integration Act
Generic manpower bonus.png Polish Militarism 2.50% Polish National Spirit from National Focus: Polish Militarism
Generic manpower bonus.png Military Youth 2.00% Polish National Spirit from National Focus: Military Youth
Can send in the zombies.png Send in the Zombies 1.00% Together for Victory Canadian National Spirit from National Focus: Send in the Zombies
Generic fascism drift bonus.png Swastika Clubs 2.00% Together for Victory Canadian National Spirit Swastika Clubs modified by National Focus: Support the Blue Shirts
Generic manpower bonus.png Social Security Act 2.00% Together for Victory New Zealand National Spirit from National Focus: Social Security Act
Generic intel bonus.png Maori Conscription 1.00% Together for Victory New Zealand National Spirit from National Focus: Maori Conscription
Generic democratic drift bonus.png Waitangi Tribunal 2.00% Together for Victory New Zealand National Spirit from National Focus: Waitangi Tribunal
Triumphant will.png Voortrekker Monument 0.50% Together for Victory South African National Spirit Voortrekker Monument modified by National Focus: Commemorate the Battle of Blood River
Generic infantry bonus.png Black Volunteers 1.00% Together for Victory South African National Spirit from National Focus: Repeal the Native Representation Act
Divided Nation.png Divided Nation -0.50% Death or Dishonor Czechslovak starting National Spirit
Fortification Focus.png Fortification focus 0.30% Death or Dishonor Czechslovak National Spirit from National Focus: Fortification Studies
Fortification Focus.png Fortification focus 0.60% Death or Dishonor Czechslovak National Spirit Fortification focus modified by National Focus: Sudetenland Early Fortifications
Fortification Focus.png Fortification focus 0.90% Death or Dishonor Czechslovak National Spirit Fortification focus modified by National Focus: Sudetenland Advanced Fortifications
Fortification Focus.png Fortification focus 1.20% Death or Dishonor Czechslovak National Spirit Fortification focus modified by National Focus: Sudetenland Final Fortifications
Generic manpower bonus.png Communism with a Human Face 2.00% Death or Dishonor Czechslovak National Spirit from National Focus: Communism with a Human Face
Generic fascism drift bonus.png Czech Fascism -0.50% Death or Dishonor Czechslovak National Spirit Divided Nation modified by National Focus: Czech Consolidation
Idea hun treaty of trianon.png Treaty of Trianon -0.50% Death or Dishonor Hungarian starting National Spirit
Idea generic communist army.png The Hungarian Red Army 5.00% Death or Dishonor Hungarian National Spirit from National Focus: The Hungarian Red Army
Idea hun secret rearmament.png Secret Rearmament 0.25% Death or Dishonor Hungarian National Spirit from National Focus: Secret Rearmament
Idea generic deal with the devil.png A Deal with the Devil 1.00% Death or Dishonor Romanian National Spirit from National Focus: Form Peasant Militias
Idea rom sentinel of motherland.png The Sentinel of the Motherland 1.00% Death or Dishonor Romanian National Spirit from National Focus: Revise the Constitution
Idea rom sentinel of motherland2.png The Sentinel of the Motherland 2.00% Death or Dishonor Romanian National Spirit The Sentinel of the Motherland modified by National Focus: Militarize the Sentinels
All yugoslavian regiments.png All-Yugoslavian Regiments 1.00% Death or Dishonor Yugoslavian National Spirit from National Focus: All-Yugoslavian Regiments
YUG local militias.png Local Militias 2.00% Death or Dishonor Yugoslavian National Spirit from National Focus: Local Militias
Idea chi forced conscription.png Forced Conscription 2.00% Waking the Tiger Chinese National Spirit from National Focus: Forced Conscription
Generic manpower bonus.png Five People Armies 2.00% Waking the Tiger Manchu National Spirit from National Focus: Five People Armies
Ast all in.png Labor Reform 0.50% Waking the Tiger Chinese Warlord National Spirit from National Focus: Labor Reform
Generic manpower bonus.png Rural Militias 1.00% Waking the Tiger Chinese Warlord National Spirit from National Focus: Rural Militias
Idea jap the unthinkable option.png Ejido Worker Militias 2.00% Man the Guns Mexican National Spirit from National Focus: Ejido Worker Militias
Idea chi army corruption3.png Caudillo Private Armies 1.00% Man the Guns Mexican National Spirit from National Focus: Caudillo Private Armies
Idea generic fascism drift 2.png Synarchist Youth 1.00% Man the Guns Mexican National Spirit from National Focus: Synarchist Youth
Generic manpower bonus.png De Jeugdstorm 1.00% Man the Guns Dutch National Spirit from National Focus: De Jeugdstorm
Idea generic fascism drift 2.png Implement the "Program" 1.00% Man the Guns Dutch National Spirit from National Focus: Implement the "Program"
Generic manpower bonus.png Mobilize the Masses 3.00% Man the Guns Dutch National Spirit from National Focus: Mobilize the Masses
Generic manpower bonus.png Enemies on All Fronts 5.00% Man the Guns Dutch National Spirit from National Focus: Enemies on All Fronts
Idea hol depillarization.png Depillarization 1.00% Man the Guns Dutch National Spirit from National Focus: Depillarization
Idea hol de vaarplicht.png De Vaarplicht 2.50% Man the Guns Dutch National Spirit from National Focus: De Vaarplicht
Idea generic fortify the borders.png Responsibility For Our Own Defense 1.00% Man the Guns Dutch National Spirit from National Focus: Responsibility For Our Own Defense
Spa carlism.png Carlism 1.00% La Résistance Nationalist Spanish National Spirit Carlism modified by National Focus: Integrate the Requetés
Generic manpower bonus.png Expand Conscription 2.00% La Résistance Nationalist Spanish National Spirit from National Focus: Expand Conscription
Generic infantry bonus.png Mandatory Pre-Military Training 2.00% La Résistance Nationalist Spanish National Spirit Mandatory Pre-Military Training modified by National Focus: All Shall Serve
Spa crusade against democracy.png Crusade Against Democracy 3.00% La Résistance Nationalist Spanish National Spirit Crusade Against Democracy modified by National Focus: Expand the Requetés
Spa crusade against democracy.png Crusade Against Democracy 5.00% La Résistance Nationalist Spanish National Spirit Crusade Against Democracy modified by National Focus: Militarize the Masses
Spr anarchist society.png Anarchist Society 3.00% La Résistance Republican Spanish National Spirit Anarchist Society modified by National Focus: Mujeres Libres
Spr anarchist society.png Anarchist Society 8.00% La Résistance Republican Spanish National Spirit Anarchist Society modified by National Focus: All Must Bear the Torch
Idea generic fortify the borders.png The Threats Abound 2.00% La Résistance Republican Spanish National Spirit modified by National Focus: Militarize the People
Spr class war.png Class War 2.00% La Résistance Republican Spanish National Spirit from National Focus: Class War
Spr class war.png Class War 5.00% La Résistance Republican Spanish National Spirit Class War modified by National Focus: The Red Tide
Idea generic communist army.png An Army of All Classes 3.00% La Résistance Republican Spanish National Spirit from National Focus: An Army of All Classes
Generic manpower bonus.png Professional Military 1.00% La Résistance Republican Spanish National Spirit from National Focus: Re-professionalize the Military

Recruitable population factor[edit]

Recruitable Population Factor refers to additional, nation-specific modifiers that are multiplicative with the recruitable percentage. These are usually penalties. For example, the USA gets -50% from its "Great Depression" national spirit until removed, so if it has Volunteer Only conscription law it will have an effective recruitable percentage of 0.75% (1.5% [from the law] * 50%).

National Spirit Recruitable
population factor
Requirement
Generic production bonus.png Full Employment -25% French starting National Spirit
FRA factory strikes.png Worker Shortage -25% French National Spirit obtained after changing conscription law to Extensive Conscription and beyond
Idea generic army problems.png Defeatism -50% French National Spirit obtained upon capitulation
Idea generic agrarian reform.png Agricultural Collectivization 15% French National Spirit from National Focus: Agricultural Collectivization
Fra deluge.png Le Déluge 25% French National Spirit from National Focus: Le Déluge
The War to End All Wars.png The War to End All Wars -30% British starting National Spirit
The Great Depression.png The Great Depression -50% American starting National Spirit
Idea usa great depression 2.png Slow Recovery -40% American National Spirit The Great Depression modified by various focuses
The Great Depression.png Slow Economic Growth -20% American National Spirit Slow Recovery modified by various focuses
Idea usa desegregation 2.png Full Desegregation 20% American National Spirit from National Focus: Full Desegregation
Generic volunteer expedition bonus.png Spirit of Rebellion 25% American National Spirit obtained if the Confederacy forms
Generic manpower bonus.png Australian Women's Army Service 10% Together for Victory Australian National Spirit from National Focus: Australian Women's Army Service
Idea generic agrarian society.png Agrarian Society -69% Together for Victory British Raj starting National Spirit
Idea raj marginalized muslim community.png Marginalized Muslim Community -20% Together for Victory British Raj starting National Spirit
Raj marginalized muslim community happy.png Marginalized Muslim Community -10% Together for Victory British Raj National Spirit Marginalized Muslim Community modified by National Focus: Two-Nation Theory
The War to End All Wars.png Famine -10% Together for Victory British Raj National Spirit obtained if famine strikes
Generic manpower bonus.png Princely States 5% Together for Victory British Raj National Spirit Princely States modified by National Focus: Imperial Service Troops
Indian Gurkhas.png Indian Gurkhas 2% Together for Victory British Raj National Spirit from National Focus: Indian Gurkhas
Focus RAJ lions of the great war.png Lions of the Great War 2% Together for Victory British Raj National Spirit from National Focus: Lions of the Great War
Tfv can conscription crisis.png Conscription Crisis among French Canadians -30% Together for Victory Canadian starting National Spirit
Tfv can conscription crisis.png Conscription Crisis Mended -10% Together for Victory Canadian National Spirit Conscription Crisis among French Canadians modified by National Focus: Compromise with Quebec
Generic production bonus.png National Resources Mobilization Act 5% Together for Victory Canadian National Spirit from National Focus: National Resources Mobilization Act
Generic manpower bonus.png Commit to the War 5% Together for Victory Canadian National Spirit from National Focus: Commit to the War
Can send in the zombies.png Send in the Zombies 15% Together for Victory Canadian National Spirit from National Focus: Send in the Zombies
Generic infantry bonus.png The Manpower Act 7% Together for Victory New Zealand National Spirit from National Focus: The Manpower Act
Disjointed Government.png Stomp out Pacifism 5% Together for Victory New Zealand National Spirit from National Focus: Arrest Pacifist Leaders
Idea saf history of segregation.png History of Segregation -55% Together for Victory South African starting National Spirit
Idea saf history of segregation 2.png History of Segregation -40% Together for Victory South African National Spirit History of Segregation modified by National Focus: Reconstitute the Cape Corps
Generic manpower bonus.png Cheap Labor -5% Together for Victory South African National Spirit from National Focus: Native Laws Amendment Act
Idea generic reserve divisions.png Reserve Divisions 7% Death or Dishonor Romanian National Spirit from National Focus: Reserve Divisions
Disjointed Government.png Ineffective Bureaucracy -35% Waking the Tiger Chinese starting National Spirit
Idea hol shell shocked spectator.png Shell-shocked Spectator of the Great War -50% Man the Guns Dutch starting National Spirit
Idea generic army problems.png Unreliable Army -25% La Résistance Portuguese starting National Spirit
Idea por colonial assimilation.png Colonial Assimilation Policy 15% La Résistance Portuguese National Spirit Colonial Assimilation Policy modified by overseas colonies integration decisions
Idea por colonial assimilation.png Colonial Assimilation Policy 30% La Résistance Portuguese National Spirit Colonial Assimilation Policy modified by overseas colonies integration decisions
Idea por nation in arms.png Nation in Arms 10% La Résistance Portuguese National Spirit from National Focus: Nation in Arms
Tfv can conscription crisis.png Portuguese Legion 5% La Résistance Portuguese National Spirit from National Focus: Portuguese Legion
Idea por camisas azuis.png Camisas Azuis 5% La Résistance Portuguese National Spirit from National Focus: Camisas Azuis
Spa crusade against democracy.png Crusade Against Democracy 20% La Résistance Nationalist Spanish National Spirit Crusade Against Democracy modified by National Focus: Cultivate Fanaticism

Non-core states[edit]

See also: Core

Non-core states have a base penalty of -98%. This means that the manpower of countries comes almost entirely from their core states. The Prince of Terror advisor gives a +2% offset to recruitable non-core manpower, reducing the penalty to -96%.

Creating puppet states is a possibility to avoid this penalty, as the puppet will have full access to the manpower of its own cores.

Occupation[edit]

If a non-core state is occupied, a further penalty of -75% applies, which is mitigated by compliance:

The average compliance level between states of an occupied nation yields flat bonuses to manpower

Name Compliance level needed Effect
Local Police Force 25% Additional Recruitable Population: +5%
Volunteer Program 60% Recruitable Population: +20%

This results in a maximum manpower pool of

Mobilization[edit]

Changes in the recruitable population modifier and recruitable population factor do not apply instantaneously. Instead the value drifts towards the new target according to the mobilization speed. The base mobilization speed is 0.01% per day. For example, at 50% war support it takes 250 days to fully shift from limited to extensive conscription. War support and some national spirits can modify the base value. The recruitable population ratio only changes in steps of 0.1%/day, so it takes between a week and a month before any new manpower becomes available, depending on mobilization speed.