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Government type:
Authoritarian Regime


Yugoslavia is a multinational regional power in the western Balkans.

Historical Background[edit]

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 Flag of Albania Albania and Flag of Greece 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 Flag of Bulgaria 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 1944, 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 events
Main article: Yugoslavian events 2

National focus[edit]

Yugoslavian national focus tree.
Main article: Yugoslavian national focus tree

Flag of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia, along with three other nations situated between Flag of Germany Germany and the Flag of Soviet Union 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.


Flag of Yugoslavia 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.

Army Technology Naval Technology Man the Guns Air Technology Electronics
  • Puška M24 (Infantry Equipment I)
  • Mountain Infantry I
  • Engineer Company I
  • FT-17 (Great War Tank)
  • Towed Artillery I
  • Towed Anti-Air I
  • Towed Anti-Tank I
  • 1936 Destroyer Hull
    • Basic Depth Charges (Depth Charge I)
  • Early Cruiser Hull
  • 1936 Submarine Hull
  • 120mm/46 Skoda (Light Battery I)
  • 17 cm Cannon (Medium Battery I)
  • 14.5 cm Cannon (Light Cruiser Battery I)
  • 28 cm Cannon (Heavy Battery I)
  • Contact Mine
    • Minelaying Submarine
  • BH-33 (Interwar Fighter)
  • None
Land doctrine Naval doctrine Air doctrine Industrial
  • None
  • None
  • None
Navy technology without Man the Guns
  • Dubrovnik Class (Destroyer I)
  • Dalmacija Class (Light Cruiser I)
  • Hrabri Class (Submarine I)


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 Flag of Germany 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.

If Flag of France France creates the French Entente Alliance via the National Focus "Little Entente", Yugoslavia is a potential member along with Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia and Flag of Romania Romania.


National Spirits[edit]

With the Death or Dishonor 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.

Croatian Opposition icon
Croatian Opposition
  • Stability: -30%
The political representatives of Croatia have been pushing for a federal organization of the Kingdom. Unless their demands are met, they will continue to oppose every move by the central government. They might even launch an uprising if they believe the time is right.
Macedonian Opposition icon
Macedonian Opposition
  • Political Advisor Cost: +25%
  • Trade Laws Cost: +25%
  • Mobilization Laws Cost: +25%
  • Economy Cost: +25%
The Macedonians have not quite accepted their identity as Serbs and keep demanding special rights. Political support from Bulgaria no doubt plays a role.
Slovene Nationalism icon
Slovene Nationalism
  • Production efficiency.png Production efficiency growth: -10%
Slovenes have long since wanted their own state. Although they have accepted our rule, they are not particularly enthusiastic about it. Slovene industrialists rarely invest in local businesses and seem to prefer to spend their money abroad.
Serbian General Staff icon
Serbian General Staff
  • Military Leader Cost: +50%
  • Max planning: +10%
Anti-German Military icon
Anti-German Military
  • Ideology drift defense: +5%
Factions within the Yugoslavian Air Force are opposed to cooperating with Germany. They may attempt to overthrow the regime if the country opens their borders to or enters an alliance with the Third Reich.


Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png Civilian Economy
  • 35% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
  • -40% Fuel Gain per Oil
  • -25% Fuel Capacity
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • +5% Research speed
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed
  • +20% Civilian intelligence to others
  • +10% Navy intelligence to others


With Death or Dishonor the Macedonian Opposition National Spirit increases the cost of all advisors by 25%.

Advisor Type Effect Cost
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

Political parties[edit]

Yugoslavian politics in 1936 are led by the non-aligned Regency Council but the country has substantial Communist, Democratic, and Fascist parties as well.

Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Democratic Demokratska stranka 15.00% Milan Grol No
Communist Komunisticna partija Jugoslavije 15.00% Josip Broz Tito No
Fascist Jugoslovanska radikalna skupnost 10.00% Milan Stojadinovic No
Non-Aligned (Despotism) Regency Council 60.00% Prince Paul Yes



Oil Rubber Steel Aluminium Tungsten Chromium
0 0 4 124 0 124

Industrial Production[edit]

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.

Infantry equipment list
Name Type Techyear
Mannlicher M95 Basic Eq. 1918
Puška M24 Weapons I 1936
EMP-35 Weapons II 1939
ZB vz.26 Weapons III 1942
Tank units list
Name Type Techyear Tank Destroyer / SP-Artillery / Armored AA Variants
FT-17 Great War Tank 1918
LT M34 Light Tank I 1934
LT M36 Light Tank II 1936
LT M41 Light Tank III 1941
ST M39 Medium Tank I 1939
ST M41 Medium Tank II 1941
M320 Medium Tank III 1943
TT M34 Heavy Tank I 1934
TT M41 Heavy Tank II 1941
TT M43 Heavy Tank III 1943
Kraljevic Marko Super Heavy Tank 1943
Igman MBT 1945


In 1936, the Yugoslavian Navy consists of 1 Light Cruiser, 1 Destroyer, and 4 Submarines of which the cruiser is outdated.

Air Force[edit]

In 1936, the Yugoslavian Air Force consists of 96 Interwar Fighters split into two air wings.

Aircraft Types
Tech Year Close Air Support (Carrier Variant) Fighter (Carrier Variant) Naval Bomber (Carrier Variant) Heavy Fighter Tactical Bomber Strategic Bomber
1933 BH-33 A-5
1936 R-100 IK-2 SIM-XIV-H IK-5 Zmaj C-17 Zmaj Q-12
1940 Ikarus Orkan IK-3 SIM-XIV-V R-313 G-2 R-522
1944 Ikarus Tajfun S-49 IK-19 NEMI R-1 T-155
Jet Engine Technology
1945 Jet Fighter I Jet Tac Bomber I
1950 Jet Fighter II Jet Tac Bomber II Jet Strat Bomber I

Strategies and guides[edit]

Go for Abolish the Monarchy focus and turn Communist As soon as possible. After turning Communist, justify war against Austria (it may be possible to take it before Germany) and then Greece. Romania will protect them which will give an option to annex Romania. Do not join Comintern before staring war with Greece as the allies may guarantee them. Join Comintern only by focus. doing it directly will block you from progressing with the focus tree. Declare war and defeat Austria, Greece then Romania. If Roman Protocol formed it is possible to take Hungary as well. Justify War against Bulgaria when at war with Axis, they will join them as soon as you declare war. Push and control all required states. Annex them if peace deal happens.


The Balkan Powder Keg icon
The Balkan Powder Keg
As Yugoslavia, start the Second World War (i.e. be part of either the Axis or the Allies and at war with the other faction in a war you started).
Huge-oslavia icon
As Yugoslavia, occupy all your neighbouring countries (Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Italy and Greece).