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South African national focus tree

South Africa, along with other nations of the British commonwealth, has a unique national focus tree (part of the Together for VictoryTogether for Victory expansion). Without the expansion it utilizes the Generic national focus tree.

South Africa's unique NF tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion).

South Africa is a minor nation whose main feature is its unique position. Far away from Europe, it is the only African country with a national government other than tiny Liberia (unless a player-led Ethiopia pulls off a miracle). Although South Africa is not affected by the Great Depression, it suffers from History of Segregation, which inflicts a crippling -55% recruitment factor on an already limited manpower pool. The nation has a small industry by Western standards, but it is far more developed than the rest of the continent. Once Europe has been engulfed in the flames of the World War, it will fall upon South Africa to protect the colonial empires - or destroy them.


South Africa's unique focus tree has six main branches:

War Measures Act
South Africa makes war preparations, mustering its industrial capacity as well as constructing strategic defensive forts. The first focus of the branch requires more than 20% world tension OR an authoritarian government. The final focus of the branch, Expand the Cape Corps, removes the recruitment factor penalty imposed by the ‘History of SegregationIdea saf history of segregation.png national spirit, bolstering its army reserves available for muster, though it is mutually exclusive with another focus, Outlaw Strikes, which increases industrial output.
Support the Policy of Appeasement
The democratic path, this branch reinforces cooperation with the rest of the Commonwealth. Secure Interests in Africa, the final focus, can create Kenya and Zimbabwe as South African puppet states if the United Kingdom agrees to transfer its faraway possessions.
Support the Afrikaner Broederbond
The fascist path. This branch opens the possibility to switch to fascism immediately by starting a civil war. The player can go for greater cooperation with Germany, which comes with substantial benefits, or start a faction of its own, with a policy of revanche targeting the United Kingdom. In either case, former British king Edward VIII can be selected as the head of state.
Empower the Workers
The communist path. One branch aligns South Africa with the Soviet Union. The other is the most unique of the focus tree, Anti-Colonialist Crusade: South Africa declares war on the colonial powers to liberate all of Africa from their rule.
Army
Provides bonuses to weapons, artillery and land doctrine research.
Air
Provides bonuses to aircraft and air doctrine research.
Navy
Focuses on the Navy, giving bonuses to ship models and naval doctrine research.


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War Measures ActEdit

Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s)
  War Measures Act
  Emergency Workers
  • has the focus   War Measures Act
 
Emergency Workers

  • +7 % Civilian Factory construction speed
  • +7 % Military Factory construction speed
  • +7 % Infrastructure construction speed
  Cape Garrison Artillery
  • has the focus   Emergency Workers
  • instant builds level 2   coastal forts on all home territory coastal provinces
  • instant builds level 2   coastal forts on all home territory naval bases
  Reconstitute the Cape Corps
  • has the focus   Cape Garrison Artillery
 
History of Segregation

  • −40% Recruitable Population
  Expand the Cape Corps
  • has the focus   Reconstitute the Cape Corps
  •   does not have the focus   Outlaw Strikes
  Outlaw Strikes
  • has the focus   Work for All Poor
  •   does not have the focus   Expand the Cape Corps
 
Cheap Labor

  • +6 % Factory Output
  • +6 % Dockyard Output
  • –8 % Consumer Goods Factories
  • –5 % Recruitable Population

Strengthen Commonwealth TiesEdit

Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s)
  Support the Policy of Appeasement

  South Africa:

  •   does not have the focus   Abandon Westminster
  • is a royal subject of the the United Kingdom

  United Kingdom:

  German Reich:

  • has completed the focus   Rhineland
  • gains 120 political power  .
  CSIR
  • has completed the following focuses:
    •   War Measures Act
    •   Support the Policy of Appeasement
  • is a member of the Commonwealth Research technology group.
  • +10 % Technology sharing bonus from Commonwealth Research.
  Police Windhoek
  • has the focus   Support the Policy of Appeasement
 
Ossewabrandwag

  • –10 % Factory Output
  • –10 % Dockyard Output
  • removes the opinion modifier “Anti-British Sentiment”, worth −20 opinion, of the United Kingdom
  •   Joint Air Training Scheme
    • has the focus   CSIR
     
    Joint Air Training Scheme

    • Fighters
    • Air Range: +10%
    • Air Attack +5%

    CV Fighters

    • Air Range: +10%
    • Air Attack +5%

    CAS

    • Air Range: +10%
    • Air Ground Attack +5%

    CV CAS

    • Air Range: +10%
    • Air Ground Attack +5%

    CV NAV Bombers

    • Air Range: +10%
    • Naval Strike Attack +5%

    NAV Bombers

    • Air Range: +10%
    • Naval Strike Attack +5%

    Tactical Bombers

    • Air Range: +10%
    • Air Ground Attack +5%

    Heavy Fighters

    • Air Range: +10%
    • Air Attack +5%

    Strategic Bombers

    • Air Range: +10%
    • Air Bombing +5%

    Transport planes

    • Air Range: +10%
    +10% Ace generation chance
      Desert Equipment
    • has the focus   Joint Air Training Scheme
     
    Desert Equipment

    • –50% Heat Attrition
      Suppress the Stormjaers
    • has completed the following focuses:
      •   Joint Air Training Scheme
      •   Police Windhoek
      Secure Interests in Africa

      South Africa:

    • has completed the following focuses:
      •   Suppress the Stormjaers
      •   Desert Equipment
    • is not at war with the United Kingdom

      United Kingdom:

    • is independent

     United Kingdom: gets the country event “South Africa Requests African Mandate

    PoliticsEdit

    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s)
      Native Laws Amendment Act
    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Police Windhoek
      •   Support the Afrikaner Broederbond
     
    Cheap Labor

    • +3 % Factory Output
    • +3 % Dockyard Output
    • –5 % Recruitable Population
      Work for All Poor
    • has the focus   Native Laws Amendment Act
     
    Cheap Labor

    • +3 % Factory Output
    • +3 % Dockyard Output
    • –3% Consumer Goods Factories
    • –5 % Recruitable Population

    Fascist AlignmentEdit

    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s)
      Abandon Westminster
    •   does not have the focus   Support the Policy of Appeasement
     
    Abandon Westminster

    • +0.5 Daily autonomy progress gain
    • –0.03 Daily Democratic Support
      Support the Afrikaner Broederbond
    • has the focus   Abandon Westminster
    •   does not have the focus   Empower the Workers
     
    Abandon Westminster

    • +0.5 Daily autonomy progress gain
    • –0.03 Daily Democratic Support
    • +0.03 Daily Fascism Support
      Support Ossewabrandwag
    • has the focus   Support the Afrikaner Broederbond

    ↓One of the following must be true:

    • is independent
    • is a dominion with over 65% freedom ratio
    • +15  army experience.
    • removes the national spirit ‘ Ossewabrandwag 
    • gets the national spirit:
     
    Ossewabrandwag

    • +0.01 Daily Fascism Support
    • –10 % Effect of partisans on us
    • –40% Foreign subversive activities efficiency
    • +10% Dockyard Output
    • +10% Factory Output
      Celebrate the Great Trek
    • has the focus   Support the Afrikaner Broederbond
    • gains 120 political power  .
      Voortrekker Monument
    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Support Ossewabrandwag
      •   Native Laws Amendment Act
     
    Voortrekker Monument

    • +0.5 Daily autonomy progress gain
    • +7 % Stability
      Support Nazification of South-West Africa
    • has the focus   Support Ossewabrandwag
    •   does not have the focus   South Africa First
    •  Gesuiwerde Nasionale Party” (GNP)'s popularity is more than 20%
    • the nation's autonomy level is greater than Colony
    • controls South West Africa (541)

    South West Africa (541):

    • +2 shared building slots.  
    • +1 civilian factory  .
    • +1 military factory  
    • +2 land fort   levels to each of the seven provinces within the state
    • +2 air base   levels
    • +1 Naval dockyard  
      South Africa First

      South Africa:

    • has the focus   Celebrate the Great Trek
    •   does not have the focus   Support Nazification of South-West Africa
    • is independent.

    ↓All of the following must be true:

    • is a  Dominion of the British Empire with 75% autonomy progress
    • not a participant of war, fighting alongside the   United Kingdom
    • gains independence, completely free from British rule
    • leaves the Allies faction
    • gets the rule   ‘Can Create Factions’.
    • gains 70 political power  .
    • gains 10%  stability
      Support the German Coup
    • has the focus   Support Nazification of South-West Africa
    •  Gesuiwerde Nasionale Party” (GNP)'s popularity is more than 25%
    • controls South West Africa (541)

    ↓One of the following must be true:

    • is a  Dominion of the Empire with more than 80% autonomy progress bar filled
    • is independent.

    The following will bypass the focus:
    *ruling party is  fascist.
      Reclaim Boer Colonies
    • has the focus   South Africa First

    gets a ‘Conquer (Focus)’  war goal against the   United Kingdom.

      Commemorate the Battle of Blood River
    • has the following focuses:
      •   Support Nazification of South-West Africa
      •   Voortrekker Monument
     
    Voortrekker Monument

    • +0.5 Daily autonomy progress gain
    • +7 % National unity
    • +0.5 % Recruitable Population
      German Scientists
    • has the focus   Support the German Coup
    • is in faction with the German Reich.

      South Africa &   German Reich:

    • Joins ‘Axis Research’ technology sharing group.
      A King for Our People

      South Africa:

    • has the focus   South Africa First
    • Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor has been exiled
     
    Edward VIII

    • +5 % National unity
    • +2 % Division Recovery Rate
    • +2 % Division Organization
      Support Axis Interests
    • has the focus   Support the German Coup
    • controls these states:
      • Bechuanaland(542)
      • Rhodesia(545)
      • Tanganyika(546)

    List of states(?)

    • +1 shared building slots.  
    • +3 infrastructure  

    Communist AlignmentEdit

    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s)
      Empower the Workers
    • has the focus   Abandon Westminster
    •   does not have the focus   Support the Afrikaner Broederbond
     
    Abandon Westminster

    • +1 Daily autonomy progress gain
    • –0.03 Daily Democratic Support
    • +0.03 Daily Communism Support
      Support Spain
    • has the focus   Abandon Westminster
    •   does not have the focus   Support the Afrikaner Broederbond
    • Spain is in a civil war
      Repeal the Native Representation Act
    • has the focus   Empower the Workers
    •  South African Communist Party” popularity is more than 10%
     
    Black Volunteers

    • +1 % Recruitable Population
  • gets the national spirit:
  •  
    Ossewabrandwag

    • –10 % Factory Output
    • –10 % Dockyard Output
      Equal Opportunity Employment
    • has the focus   Repeal the Native Representation Act
     
    Equal Opportunities

    • +5 % Factory Output
    • +5 % Dockyard Output
      Burn the King’s Portraits
    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Support for Spain
      •   Repeal the Native Representation Act
    •  South African Communist Party” popularity is more than 35%

    ↓One of the following must be true:

    • has more than 70% autonomy progress
    • is independent.
    • gains 120 political power  .
    •  South African Communist Party” gains in popularity (+50%)
    The news event “Anti-Royalist riots in South Africa” is triggered in 6 hours.
      Anti-Colonialist Crusade
    • has the focus   Burn the King’s Portraits
    •   does not have the focus   Join Comintern
    • is independent.

      United Kingdom:

    • renounces South Africa as a member of the Allies faction

      ,   ,   ,  :

    • gets the opinion modifier “Anti-Colonialist Crusaders”, worth (−100) opinion of   South Africa.
      Union of the African People
    • has the focus   Anti-Colonialist Crusade
    • gets the rule   ‘Can Create Factions’.
    • African People's Union faction founded
    The news event “African People's Union” is triggered in 6 hours.
      Liberate Portuguese Colonies
    • has the focus   Union of the African People

    ↓One of the following must be true:

    • Mozambique does not exist
    • Angola does not exist

      South Africa:

      Liberate Belgian Colonies
    • has the focus   Liberate Portuguese Colonies
    • Zaire does not exist
    • gets a ‘Take States (Focus)’  war goal against   Belgium
      • Angola(538)
      • Stanleyville(718)
      • Leopoldville(295)
      Liberate British Colonies
    • has the focus   Union of the African People
    • Kenya does not exist
    • Zimbabwe does not exist
      Join Comintern

      South Africa:

    • has the focus   Burn the King’s Portraits
    •   does not have the focus   Anti-Colonialist Crusade
    • is not at war with Soviet Union
    • is independent.

      Soviet Union:

    • is independent.
      Support the World Revolution
    • has the focus   Join Comintern
     
    Support the World Revolution

    • –50% Subversive activities cost
      Invite Soviet Advisors
     
    Soviet Advisors

    • +5 % Division Organization
    • +5 % Planning Speed
      Research Treaty with USSR

      South Africa:

    • has the focus   Invite Soviet Advisors

      Soviet Union:

    • exists
    • is independent.

     Soviet Union:

      Demand Madagascar

      Soviet Union:

    • Soviet Union has agreed to the Pact

      South Africa:

    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Anti-Colonialist Crusade
      •   Join Comintern

      France:

      France:

    !France must approve of the agreement for the following bonuses to take effect.

    • France transfers control Madagascar (543) to South Africa

    IndustrialEdit

    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s)
      South African Railways

    Random(?)

    • +3 Infrastructure  
      Expand the Mining Industry
    • has the focus   South African Railways

    Random(?)

      Heavy Engineering
    • has the focus   South African Railways
    • gets a research bonus (50%) for Industry.
      Infrastructure Effort
    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Heavy Engineering
      •   Expand the Mining Industry

    Random(?)

    • +3 Infrastructure  
      Armament Effort
    • has the focus   Infrastructure Effort

    Random(?)

    • +2 shared building slots  
    • +2 military factories  
      South African Steel
    • has the focus   Infrastructure Effort
    • controls Transvaal(275)

    Transvaal(275):

      Pretoria Arms
    • has completed the following focuses:
      •   Armament Effort
      •   South African Steel

    Random(?)

    • +2 shared building slots  
    • +2 military factories  
      Expand the Rand Mines
    • has the focus   South African Steel
     
    Gold Exports

    • –5% Consumer Goods Factories
      Fund the University of South Africa
    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Pretoria Arms
      •   Expand the Rand Mines
    • Gain 1 Research Slot.
      Establish the Atomics Energy Board
    • has the focus   Fund the University of South Africa
      The Cape Defense Institute
    • has the focus   Establish the Atomics Energy Board
    • is independent
    • Gain 1 Research Slot.
      Defense Collaboration Initiative
    • has the focus   Establish the Atomics Energy Board
    • is independent
    • is at war
    • is in a faction

    ↓One of the following must be true:

    • has a total of 51 or more factories
    • a member in the same faction has a total of 51 or more factories
    • Gain 1 Research Slot

    ArmyEdit

    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s)
      Special Service Battalion
    • +25  army experience.
    • gets research bonus (50%) for land doctrine research.
      Improve the Three Oh Three
    • has the focus   Special Service Battalion
      Q Services Corps
    • has the focus   Special Service Battalion
      South African Military College
    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Improve the Three Oh Three
      •   Q Services Corps
    • +10  army experience
    • gets research bonus (50%) for land doctrine research.
      Expand the South African Artillery
    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Improve the Three Oh Three
      •   South African Military College
    • gets a research bonus of (50%) for artillery
      SA Engineer Corps
    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Q Services Corps
      •   South African Military College
      Equipment Effort
    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Expand the South African Artillery
      •   SA Engineer Corps
      Mechanization Effort
    • has the focus   Equipment Effort
    • gets a 1×50% research bonus for mechanized models.
      South African Special Forces
    • has completed the following focuses:
      •   Equipment Effort
      •   SA Engineer Corps
      Armor Effort
    • has either on of the following focuses:
      •   South African Special Forces
      •   Mechanization Effort
    • gets a research bonus of (50%) for armor

    AirEdit

    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s)
      Commit to the Five-Year Plan

    Random(?)

    • +2 Air base  
      Improve the Hawker Hartbees
    • has the focus   Commit to the Five-Year Plan
    •   does not have the focus   Replace the Blenheim
    • 1×50% research bonus for fighter models.
      Replace the Blenheim
    • has the focus   Commit to the Five-Year Plan
    •   does not have the focus   Improve the Hawker Hartbees
      Perfect the "Cab-Rank" Technique
    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Replace the Blenheim
      •   Improve the Hawker Hartbees
      Desert Air Force
    • has the focus   Perfect the "Cab-Rank" Technique
      Secure the Cape Sea Route
    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Perfect the "Cab-Rank" Technique
      •   Replace the Blenheim
      Retain Experienced Pilots
    • has the focus   Secure the Cape Sea Route

    NavyEdit

    Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s)
      Seaward Defence Force
    • +25  navy experience

    Random(?)

    • +1 shared building slots.  
    • +1 Naval dockyard  .
    • gets (50%) research bonus for a naval doctrine.
      Protect the Trade
    • has the focus   Seaward Defence Force
    •   does not have the focus   Disrupt the Trade
    • 50% Research Bonus for
      • “Fleet in Being”/“Base Strike”: Convoy defense branch
      Disrupt the Trade
    • has the focus   Seaward Defence Force
    •   does not have the focus   Protect the Trade
      Expand the Simon's Town Base
    • has either one of the following focuses:
      •   Protect the Trade
      •   Disrupt the Trade

    Random(?)

    • +2 shared building slots.  
    • +2 Naval dockyard  .[1]

    Conditional(? )

    • +2 shared building slots   [1]
    • +2 costal forts   on province (12589)
      Anti Submarine Tactics
    • has the focus   Expand the Simon's Town Base
    • gets 1×50% research bonus for destroyer models.
      Submarine Warfare
    • has the focus   Expand the Simon's Town Base
    • gets 1×50% research bonus for submarine models.
      Prepare Overseas Offensive
    • has the focus   Anti Submarine Tactics
    •   does not have the focus   Strengthen the Cape Garrison Artillery
    • 50% Research Bonus for
      • “Fleet in Being”/“Base Strike”: Convoy defense branch
    • 50% Research Bonus for
      • Marines I , Marines II & Marines III
      • Transport technology
      Strengthen the Cape Garrison Artillery
    • has the focus   Submarine Warfare
    •   does not have the focus   Prepare Overseas Offensive
    • instantly builds level 3   coastal bunkers along South Africa's home coastal provinces
    • additionally builds levels 1 coastal bunkers on all home based provinces that has a naval base  .

    NotesEdit