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 1.0%
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only 1.5% Does not have the Economy law Undisturbed IsolationUndisturbed Isolation or IsolationIsolation.
Limited Conscription.png Limited Conscription 2.5% Does not have the Economy law Undisturbed IsolationUndisturbed Isolation.
Extensive Conscription.png Extensive Conscription 5.0% 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.
Service by Requirement.png Service by Requirement 10.0% 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 more than 60% of this country’s total number of factories.
All Adults Serve.png All Adults Serve 20.0% * All of the following must be true:
    • At war.
    • Any enemy country has more than 75% of this country’s total number of factories.
Scraping the Barrel.png Scraping the Barrel 25.0% * All of the following must be true:
    • At war.
    • Any enemy country has more than 100% of this country’s total number of factories.
Land Doctrine Recruitable
population
Branch
Volkssturm.png Volkssturm 2.0% Mobile Warfare Doctrine
Non-Discriminatory Conscription.png Non-Discriminatory Conscription 3.0% Mobile Warfare Doctrine
Human Wave Offensive.png Human Wave Offensive 5.0% Mass Assault Doctrine
National Spirit Recruitable
population
National Focus requirement
Generic manpower bonus.png Militarism 5.0% Generic National Spirit from National Focus: Militarism
Generic manpower bonus.png Military Youth 2.0% Generic National Spirit from National Focus: Military Youth
Victors of the Great War.png Victors of the Great War -0.3% French starting National Spirit
FRA national mobilization focus.png National Mobilization 1.0% French National Spirit from National Focus: National Mobilization
Idea ger rebuild the nation.png Fan Prussian Militarism 0.5% German National Spirit National Revitalization modified by National Focus: Fan Prussian Militarism
Idea generic communist army.png Red Brigades 2.0% Japanese National Spirit from National Focus: Red Brigades
Generic manpower bonus.png Spiritual Mobilization 2.5% Japanese National Spirit from National Focus: Spiritual Mobilization
Goal generic army doctrines.png Militarized Schools 0.5% Soviet National Spirit from National Focus: Militarized Schools
Goal generic national unity.png Socialist Science 3.0% Soviet National Spirit from National Focus: Socialist Science
Generic manpower bonus.png Polish Militarism 2.5% Polish National Spirit from National Focus: Polish Militarism
Generic manpower bonus.png Military Youth 2.0% Polish National Spirit from National Focus: Military Youth
Can send in the zombies.png Send in the Zombies 1.0% Together for Victory icon.png Canadian National Spirit from National Focus: Send in the Zombies
Generic fascism drift bonus.png Support the Blue Shirts 2.0% Together for Victory icon.png Canadian National Spirit Swastika Clubs modified by National Focus: Support the Blue Shirts
Triumphant will.png Voortrekker Monument 0.5% Together for Victory icon.png South African National Spirit Voortrekker Monument modified by National Focus: Commemorate the Battle of Blood River
Generic infantry bonus.png Black Volunteers 1.0% Together for Victory icon.png South African National Spirit from National Focus: Repeal the Native Representation Act
Generic manpower bonus.png Social Security Act 2.0% Together for Victory icon.png New Zealand National Spirit from National Focus: Social Security Act
Generic intel bonus.png Maori Conscription 1.0% Together for Victory icon.png New Zealand National Spirit from National Focus: Maori Conscription
Generic intel bonus.png Waitangi Tribunal 2.0% Together for Victory icon.png New Zealand National Spirit from National Focus: Waitangi Tribunal
Divided Nation.png Divided Nation -0.5% Death or Dishonor icon.png Czechslovak starting National Spirit
Generic manpower bonus.png Communism with a Human Face 2.0% Death or Dishonor icon.png Czechslovak National Spirit from National Focus: Communism with a Human Face
Generic fascism drift bonus.png Czech Fascism -0.5% Death or Dishonor icon.png Czechslovak National Spirit Divided Nation modified by National Focus: Czech Consolidation
Idea hun treaty of trianon.png Treaty of Trianon -0.5% Death or Dishonor icon.png Hungarian starting National Spirit
Idea generic communist army.png The Hungarian Red Army 5.0% Death or Dishonor icon.png Hungarian National Spirit from National Focus: The Hungarian Red Army
Idea hun secret rearmament.png Secret Rearmament 0.2% Death or Dishonor icon.png Hungarian National Spirit from National Focus: Secret Rearmament
Idea generic deal with the devil.png A Deal with the Devil 1.0% Death or Dishonor icon.png Romanian National Spirit from National Focus: Form Peasant Militias
Idea rom sentinel of motherland.png The Sentinel of the Motherland 1.0% Death or Dishonor icon.png Romanian National Spirit from National Focus: Revise the Constitution
All yugoslavian regiments.png All-Yugoslavian Regiments 1.0% Death or Dishonor icon.png Yugoslavian National Spirit from National Focus: All-Yugoslavian Regiments
YUG local militias.png Local Militias 2.0% Death or Dishonor icon.png Yugoslavian National Spirit from National Focus: Local Militias
Idea chi forced conscription.png Forced Conscription 2.0% Waking the Tiger icon.png Chinese National Spirit from National Focus: Forced Conscription
Generic manpower bonus.png Five People Armies 2.0% Waking the Tiger icon.png Manchu National Spirit from National Focus: Five People Armies
Ast all in.png Labor Reform 0.5% Waking the Tiger icon.png Chinese Warlord National Spirit from National Focus: Labor Reform
Generic manpower bonus.png Rural Militias 1.0% Waking the Tiger icon.png Chinese Warlord National Spirit from National Focus: Rural Militias

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
The War to End All Wars.png The War to End All Wars -25% British starting National Spirit
The Great Depression.png The Great Depression -50% American starting National Spirit
Goal generic allies build infantry.png Australian Women's Army Service 10% Together for Victory icon.png Australian National Spirit from National Focus: Australian Women's Army Service
Idea raj marginalized muslim community.png Marginalized Muslim Community -20% Together for Victory icon.png British Raj starting National Spirit
Raj marginalized muslim community happy.png Marginalized Muslim Community -10% Together for Victory icon.png British Raj National Spirit modified by National Focus: Two-Nation Theory
Idea generic agrarian society.png Agrarian Society -69% Together for Victory icon.png British Raj starting National Spirit
Generic manpower bonus.png Princely States 5% Together for Victory icon.png British Raj National Spirit modified by National Focus: Imperial Service Troops
Indian Gurkhas.png Indian Gurkhas 2% Together for Victory icon.png British Raj National Spirit from National Focus: Indian Gurkhas
Seek Help From Germany.png Lions of the Great War 2% Together for Victory icon.png 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 icon.png Canadian starting National Spirit
Tfv can conscription crisis.png Conscription Crisis Mended -10% Together for Victory icon.png Canadian National Spirit modified by National Focus: Compromise with Quebec
Generic production bonus.png National Resources Mobilization Act 5% Together for Victory icon.png Canadian National Spirit from National Focus: National Resources Mobilization Act
Generic manpower bonus.png Commit to the War 5% Together for Victory icon.png Canadian National Spirit from National Focus: Commit to the War
Can send in the zombies.png Send in the Zombies 15% Together for Victory icon.png Canadian National Spirit from National Focus: Send in the Zombies
Idea saf history of segregation.png History of Segregation -55% Together for Victory icon.png South African starting National Spirit
Idea saf history of segregation.png Reconstitute the Cape Corps -40% Together for Victory icon.png South African National Spirit modified by National Focus: Reconstitute the Cape Corps
Generic manpower bonus.png Cheap Labour -5% Together for Victory icon.png South African National Spirit from National Focus: Native Laws Amendment Act
Generic infantry bonus.png The Manpower Act 7% Together for Victory icon.png New Zealand National Spirit from National Focus: The Manpower Act
Disjointed Government.png Stomp out Pacifism 5% Together for Victory icon.png New Zealand National Spirit from National Focus: Arrest Pacifist Leaders
Idea generic reserve divisions.png Reserve Divisions 7% Death or Dishonor icon.png Romanian National Spirit from National Focus: Reserve Divisions
Disjointed Government.png Ineffective Bureaucracy -35% Waking the Tiger icon.png Chinese starting National Spirit

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 applies, depending on the occupation policy:

  • Gentlest: -70%
  • Gentle: -80%
  • Harsh: -90%
  • Harshest: -100%

For example, if a nation with Service by Requirement occupies a non-core state under a Harsh policy, the available manpower ratio will be:

which is 500 times lower than in a core state.

Mobilization[edit]

Changes in the recruitable population modifier and recruitable population factor don't 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%, so it takes between a week and a month before any new manpower becomes available, depending on mobilization speed.