Yugoslavia is a multinational regional power in the western Balkans.
When World War I ended, Serbia, a member of the victorious Entente, finally managed to fulfill its dream of incorporating all Slavic minorities of the now dissolved Austro-Hungarian Empire to one multinational Slavic entity. The country that was originally named 'Kingdom Of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes' came to finally be named 'Yugoslavia' (roughly meaning 'Southern Slavic' in Serbian & Croatian).
During World War II, Yugoslavia sought to remain neutral in the conflict. However, the Italian invasion of Albania and Greece cut Yugoslavia off from any form of non-Axis support. Eventually, Yugoslavia bowed to the pressure from its neighbors and joined the Axis on March 25th, 1941. In response to that deal, a number of anti-German military officers staged a successful coup against the royal government and declared the treaty of entry to the Axis to be void. This greatly angered the German, Italian, and Hungarian governments, all three of which simultaneously invaded on April 6th, 1941 in a response of their own. Within 10 days the Yugoslavian forces surrendered. This rapid defeat was caused by both the poor state of the Royal Army and of the refusal of the Croat population to defend the hated Serb-dominated government. Much of Yugoslavia's territory was annexed by the three invading powers, as well by the Axis-allied Bulgaria. The remaining portion of the country was divided into two satellite states, a Croatian state led by the fascist organization Ustaše, and a Serbian state under German 'protection'.
Popular resistance to foreign occupation was fierce and would only grow as the war went on. The two main resistance groups were the monarchical, and predominately Serbian, Chetniks, and the Communist-led inter-ethnic partisans. By the end of 1941, the Chetniks had lost most of their support and the partisans were in ascendancy. By 1945, the Partisans had formed a new Communist Yugoslavian government led by Josip Broz Tito.
After the surrender of the Axis powers in 1945, Yugoslavia reoccupied all of its prewar territory, with the new addition of the Istrian province (except the city of Trieste) and Italian Dalmatia.
- Main article: Yugoslavian national focus tree
Yugoslavia, along with three other nations situated between Germany and the Soviet Union, gets a unique national focus tree as part of the Death or Dishonor expansion. Without the expansion, Yugoslavia utilizes the Generic national focus tree instead.
Yugoslavia has a unique focus tree with 5 main branches:
- Western Focus / Recognize the Soviet Union branch is the main political branch and the choice of what path the player wants to take, joining either of the main three factions.
- Industrialization Program branch builds up the country, gives resources and factories, improves infrastructure and gives the option of focusing more on the main Serbian provinces or improving the country equally.
- Modernize the Air Force branch improves the air force and builds military factories for aircraft production. The player can choose between producing their own aircraft or licensing foreign ones from other countries.
- Army Modernization branch expands the army and gives bonuses for army research.
- Expand the Shipyard branch expands the navy to better protect the homeland and gives bonuses for naval research.
Yugoslavia has most of the 1918 land technologies and early tank tech but is lacking in support. The country is also behind in many early naval and air technologies. Like most minor nations Yugoslavia has three research slots.
|Navy technology without Man the Guns|
Yugoslavia starts without any allies and is not part of any faction. Yugoslavia has a core (and claim) on the Italian-controlled state of Istria.
Yugoslavia, despite its apparent insignificance, does not go unnoticed by the greater powers. Yugoslavia is the target of the German National Focuses "Demand Slovenia" and "Fate of Yugoslavia". The former involves Germany either annexing Slovenia from Yugoslavia or starting a war to take it should Yugoslavia refuse to give it up while the latter involves Germany splitting up Yugoslavia into Croatia and Yugoslavia and annexing both, making one a puppet while annexing the other or puppeting both of them.
With the Death or Dishonor DLC enabled, Yugoslavia starts with Croatian Opposition, Macedonian Opposition, Slovene Nationalism, Serbian General Staff and Anti German Military. Otherwise, Yugoslavia only has Anti German Military.
- Political Advisor Cost: +25%
- Trade Laws Cost: +25%
- Mobilization Laws Cost: +25%
- Economy Cost: +25%
The following table may contain outdated information that is inaccurate for the current version of the game. The last version it was verified as up to date for was 1.5.
|Conscription Law||Economy Law||Trade Law|
| Volunteer Only
|| Civilian Economy
|| Export Focus
With Death or Dishonor the Macedonian Opposition National Spirit increases the cost of all advisors by 25%.
|Ivo Lola Ribar||Communist Revolutionary||Daily Communism Support: +0.1||150 pp|
|Dimitrije Ljotić||Fascist Demagogue||Daily Fascism Support: +0.1||150 pp|
|Slobodan Jovanović||Popular Figurehead||Stability: +15%||150 pp|
|Ivan Ribar||Captain of Industry||Civilian Factory Construction Speed +10%, Infrastructure Construction Speed +10%, Refinery Construction Speed +10%||150 pp|
|Milovan Dilas||Democratic Reformer||Daily Democracy Support: +0.1||150 pp|
|Milan Nedić||Prince of Terror||Effect of partisans on us: -25%, Foreign subversive activities efficiency: -30%, Non-core Manpower: +2%||150 pp|
Yugoslavian politics in 1936 are led by the non-aligned Regency Council but the country has substantial Communist, Democratic, and Fascist parties as well.
|Demokratska stranka||15.00%||Milan Grol|
|Komunisticna partija Jugoslavije||15.00%||Josip Broz Tito|
|Jugoslovanska radikalna skupnost||10.00%||Milan Stojadinovic|
|Regency Council||60.00%||Prince Paul|
Yugoslavia in the 1936 start date has a moderate industrial base consisting of 3 Military Factories (in Serbia), 1 Naval Dockyard (in Dalmatia), and 14 Civilian Factories (4 in Serbia, 3 in Dalmatia & Croatia, 2 in Bosnia, 1 in Montenegro & Macedonia). Additionally it has 19 initial free slots.
Yugoslavia has a small and poorly equipped army. In 1936, it consists of 16 Infantry Divisions, 3 Cavalry Divisions, 2 Mountaineer Divisions, and a Light Tank Division. The Mountaineer division consists of three battalions and the Light Tank division consists of a single tank battalion plus three infantry battalions.
In 1936, the Yugoslavian Navy consists of 1 Light Cruiser, 1 Destroyer, and 4 Submarines of which the cruiser is outdated.
In 1936, the Yugoslavian Air Force consists of 96 Interwar Fighters split into two air wings.