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France
France.png
Capital:
Paris

Government type:
Democratic Republic

Faction:
Neutral

France is one of the great powers in 1936, one of the winners of the Great War, and in control of a vast global empire. Their heartland in Europe is rich, almost half of Africa is under their control, and they have colonies in Indochina, Syria and Guyana, not to mention direct control of islands in all the oceans of the world.

Historical Background

France along with the United Kingdom guaranteed the independence of Poland prior to its invasion by Germany. Feeling secured by the Maginot Line in the Eastern most province of Alsace-Lorraine, France declared war against Germany with the United Kingdom. However the allied armies were defeated in 6 weeks during the Battle of France against Germany and Italy, where German forces used the Blitzkrieg doctrine invading through Belgium instead of the Maginot Line taking France completely by surprise.

France's defeat caused great astonishment to the rest of the world, as it was a leading Great Power of the European and Worldwide Peninsulas. This led to the creation of Vichy France as an entity of Germany and the Free French Army which used Guerilla tactics against the Germans. The Free French Army was led by the famous Charles De Gaulle, who rejoined the Allied offensive against Germany with American and British forces following the liberation of France in 1944, thus creating the 4th French Republic.

Technology

Brief overview of nation's technological capabilities.

Diplomacy

France starts outside of the Allies at the start of 1936.

Alliances

Brief overview of nation's alliances.

Decisions

Brief overview of nation's decisions.

Events

Brief overview of nation's events.

Politics

Here you can put some stuff that relates to the political situation in-game in 1936 and following years.

National Spirits

France has three national spirits from the start.

  • Victors of WW1, which is a penalty to the speed of land doctrine research by 75%.
  • Disjointed Government, which costs 0.8 political power each day and reduce the national unity until it is removed.
  • Protected by the Maginot Line, which slows down planning speed by 25% but increasing their maximum planning bonus by 25%.

National Focus

The main areas of focus are:

  • Industrial branch, with choices between developing Metropolitan France and your colonies
  • Defensive or Aggressive branch, with a mutually exclusive choice between them. Ending with a focus to remove the National Spirit Victors of the Great War
  • Government Reform branch with various diplomatic focuses and focuses to change the ideology of your government to fascist or communist
  • Air and Navy branch, with choices to improve in these areas.

Industrial Branch

Focus Icon Prerequisite(s) Bypass Effect(s)
Metropolitan France Goal generic construct infrastructure.png None No states available Construct infrastructure: +3 in three random states
Industrial Expansion Goal generic construct civ factory.png Metropolitan France No states available Add civilian factories/slots: +1 in four random states
Military Factories Goal generic construct mil factory.png Industrial Expansion No states available Add military factories/slots: +1 in four random states
Algerie France Goal generic construct civilian.png None No states available Construct infrastructure: +2 in Algiers and Constantine or two random states not in Europe
Colonial Industry Goal generic construct civ factory.png Algerie France No states available Add civilian factories/slots: +4 in Algiers or +2 in two random provinces which are outside of Europe
Colonial Military Factories Goal generic construct mil factory.png Colonial Industry No states available Add military factories/slots +4 in Algiers or +2 in two random provinces which are outside of Europe
Extra Research Slot Focus research.png Colonial Military Factories
OR Military Factories
None Add one extra research slot
Nuclear Effort Focus wonderweapons.png Extra Research Slot
Mutually Exclusive with Jet Effort
None Research bonus: +50% for nuclear technology and rocketry technology.
Event France Pursues Nuclear Technology
Jet Effort Focus rocketry.png Extra Research Slot
Mutually Exclusive with Nuclear Effort
None Air experience: +25.
4x Research Bonus: +50% for Jet technology
Extra Research Slot 2 Focus research.png Jet Effort OR Nuclear Effort
AND Number of factories > 75
None Add one extra research slot

Defensive Focus or Aggressive Focus

Focus Icon Prerequisite(s) Bypass Effect(s)
Defensive Focus Goal generic defence.png None
Mutually Exclusive with Aggressive Focus
None Available: Maxime Weygand as Chief of the Army
Fortification Focus Goal generic construction2.png Defensive Focus None Add National Spirit: Fortification Focus (Land Construction speed: +10% Coastal Fort construction speed: +10%)
Alpine Forts Goal generic construct military.png Fortification Focus
AND Savoy is controlled by France
None Event: Extension of the Alpine Line
Opinion Modifier: -50 for Italy
Extend the Maginot Line Goal generic fortify city.png Alpine Forts
AND Champagne and Pas de Calais are controlled by France
None Event: Extension of the Maginot Line
Belgium gains Opinion Modifier: -50 for France and +50 for Germany
Levee en masse Goal generic allies build infantry.png Defensive Focus None Army Experience: +5
Infantry Equipment: -10% production cost
Grande Batterie Goal generic army artillery2.png Levee en masse None Army Experience: +5
Add one Research Bonus: +50% for Support Artillery
Char de Bataille Goal generic army tanks.png Grande Batterie None Army Experience: +5
Add one Research Bonus: +50% for Artillery equipment
Aggressive Focus Goal generic major war.png None
Mutually Exclusive with Defensive Focus
None Available: Maurice Gamelin as Chief of Army
Motorized Focus Goal generic army motorized.png Aggressive Focus None Army Experience: +5
Add Idea: FRA_motorized_focus
Mechanized Focus Goal generic build tank.png Motorized Focus None Army Experience: +5
Add one Research bonus: +50% for Mechanized equipment
Automitrailleuses Goal generic army tanks.png Mechanized Focus None Army Experience: +5
Add one Research bonus: +50% for Light Armor and Medium Armor equipment
Army Reform Goal generic army doctrines.png Automitrailleuses OR Char de Bataille
AND Does not have Idea: Disjointed Government
None Remove National Spirit: Victors of the Great War
Army Experience: +10
Add two Research bonus: +50% for Land Doctrines
Army Experience: +5
Add Design Company: AMX

Government Reform

Focus Icon Prerequisite(s) Bypass Effect(s)
Government Reform Goal generic national unity.png None None Add Political Power: +120
Revise Versailles Goal generic forceful treaty.png Government Reform
Mutually Exclusive with Support the Status Quo
None Add two Research Bonus: +50% for Land Doctrines
Support The Left Goal support communism.png Revise Versailles
Mutually Exclusive with Support The Right
None Add National Spirit: Support The Left (Daily Communism Support: +0.20)
News Event: news.178
Republican Intervention Goal generic military deal.png Support The Left
Spain: Has Spanish civil war
None Add Opinion Modifier: scw_intervention_republicans_SPR to Spain
Add Opinion Modifier: scw_intervention_republicans_SPA to Nationalist Spain
Can Send Volunteers
Add National Spirit: scw_intervention_republicans_focus
Leftist Rhetoric Goal generic propaganda.png Support The Left None Add National Spirit: Maurice Thorez
Add Opion Modifier: leftist_rhetoric_communism to all communist countries with more than 30 factories
Add Opion Modifier: leftist_rhetoric_democracy to all democratic countries with more than 30 factories
Add Opion Modifier: leftist_rhetoric_fascism to all fascist countries with more than 30 factories
National Mobilization Goal generic allies build infantry.png Leftist Rhetoric
AND Government is communist OR Support for Communism is greater than 40%
None Remove National Spirit: Disjointed Government
Add National Spirit: National Mobilization (Recruitable Population: 1%, Division Recovery Rate: +10%)
Join Comintern Goal support communism.png National Mobilization
AND Is not a puppet
AND Government is communist OR Support for Communism is greater than 40%
AND Is not at war
AND Soviet Union exists, is communist and is faction leader
Mutually Exclusive with Humanite Unie
If in faction with Soviet Union Event: soviet.29
Humanite Unie Goal generic dangerous deal.png National Mobilization
AND Is not a puppet
Mutually Exclusive with Join Comintern
None Can Create Factions
Support the Status Quo Goal generic support democracy.png Government Reform
Mutually Exclusive with Revise Versailles
None Add National Unity: +5%
Little Entente Goal generic alliance.png Support the Status Quo
AND Is not a puppet and Is not in a faction
Mutually Exclusive with Go With Britain
Is in faction with Czechoslovakia OR Is faction leader Add National Unity: +5%
Can Create Factions
Create Faction: "french_entente_alliance"
If Czechoslovakia Is not a puppet AND has no war with France
Czechoslovakia gets Event: france.17
Go With Britain Goal anschluss.png Support the Status Quo
'ANDIs not a puppet AND Has democratic government AND United Kingdom exists AND United Kingdom has democratic government AND Is not at war with United Kingdom
Mutually Exclusive with Little Entente
Is in faction with UK 'OR' Has not completed focus: Little Entente United Kingdom gets Event: britain.13
Strengthen Government Goal generic demand territory.png Little Entente
OR Go With Britain
None Add Timed National Spirit: Strengthen Government (Weekly National Unity: +0.20% ) for 365 days
Defensive Strategems Goal generic fortify city.png Strengthen Government None Remove National Spirit: disjointed_government
Can Send Volunteers
Invite Yugoslavia Goal generic major alliance.png Little Entente
AND Is not a puppet
If Yugoslavia does not exist OR Yugoslavia is a puppet OR' Yugoslavia is at war with France Yugoslavia Gets Event: france.17
Invite Romania Goal generic major alliance.png Invite Yugoslavia
AND Is not a puppet
If Rumania does not exist OR Romania is a puppet OR' Romania is at war with France Romania Gets Event: france.17
Polish Guarantee Goal generic improve relations.png Invite Romania
AND Poland exists AND Is not a puppet AND Does not have war with Poland
None Guarantee Poland
Support The Right Goal support fascism.png Revise Versailles
Mutually Exclusive with Support The Left
None Add National Spirit: Support the Right (Daily Fascism Support: +0.20)
Nationalist Intervention Goal generic military deal.png Support The Right
AND Spain has the Spanish Civil War
None Add Opinion Modifier: scw_intervention_nationalists_SPA to Nationalist Spain
Add Opinion Modifier: scw_intervention_nationalists_SPR to Spain
Can Send Volunteers
Add National Spirit: scw_intervention_nationalists_focus
Right Wing Rhetoric Goal generic propaganda.png Support The Right None Add National Spirit: Marcel Bucard
Add Opion Modifier: Right Wing Rhetoric_communism to all communist countries with more than 30 factories
Add Opion Modifier: Right Wing Rhetoric_democracy to all democratic countries with more than 30 factories
Add Opion Modifier: Right Wing Rhetoric_fascism to all fascist countries with more than 30 factories
Army of Aggression Goal generic occupy states ongoing war.png Right Wing Rhetoric
AND Has fascist government OR Support for fascism is greater than 40%
None Remove National Spirit: protected_by_the_maginot_line
Remove National Spirit: disjointed_government
Add National Spirit: Army of Aggression_focus
If UK is in a faction with France AND UK is faction leader: Remove France from faction
France First Goal generic attack allies.png Army of Aggression
AND Is not a puppet
Mutually Exclusive with Join Germany AND Woo Italy
None Can Create Factions
Woo Italy Goal tripartite pact.png Army of Aggression
AND Is not a puppet AND Has no war with italy AND (Has fascist government OR Has support for fascism greater than 40%) AND (Is a fction leader OR Is in a faction)
AND Italy Exists AND Italy is not in a faction AND Italy has a fascist government AND Italy is not a puppetMutually Exclusive with Join Germany AND France First
None Italy Gets Event: Italy.8
Join Germany Goal support fascism.png Army of Aggression
AND Is not a puppet AND Has no war with Germany AND (Has fascist government OR Has support for fascism greater than 40%) AND (Is a fction leader OR Is in a faction)
AND Germany Exists AND Germany is not in a faction AND Germany has a fascist government AND Germany is not a puppetMutually Exclusive with Woo Italy AND France First
None Germany Gets Event: germany.91

Navy Focus

Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s)
Navy Focus No Prereqs Unknown
Improve Screen Ships Navy Focus Navy Experience: +25.

2x 50% Research bonus for: Destroyer models and Light Cruiser models.

Capital Ship Focus Navy Focus 1x 50% Research bonus for: Battleship models and Battlecruiser models.
Carrier Focus Navy Focus 2x 50% Research bonus for: Carrier models.
Naval Doctrine Improve Screen Ships, Capital Ship Focus or Carrier Focus Unknown
CAS Focus Carrier Focus or Fighter Focus Unknown

Air Focus

Focus Prerequisite(s) Effect(s)
Air Focus No Prereqs Unknown
Fighter Focus Air Focus Unknown
Bomber Focus Air Focus 1x 50% Research bonus for: Tactical Bomber models.
Heavy Fighter Focus Fighter Focus Unknown
Air Doctrine Fighter Focus or Bomber Focus Unknown
Heavy Bomber Focus Bomber Focus Unknown
Naval Bomber Focus Bomber Focus Unknown


Laws

Ministers

Intelligence

Brief overview of nation's intelligence capability in 1936.

Economy

France has access to all the AluminumAluminum and SteelSteel they could ever dream of using. They are also controlling some of the biggest supplies of TungstenTungsten and RubberRubber from their Asian colonies. They have no access to OilOil so they need to import that.

Industrial Production

Military

France relies on the heavy fortifications at the border against Germany to defend them there.

France has 74 divisions in 1936, but several of those are colonial divisions that are only binary, and their armored units are basically brigades. They rely on the heavy fortifications at the border against Germany to defend them there.

It has 1 CV, 3 BB, 7 CA, 7 CL, 52 DD and 57 SS at the start, but it is not a top modern fleet. However, it is strong enough to decisively defeat either the Germans or the Italians alone, but would have have no chance against a combined axis fleet.

France starts with 456 fighters, 48 Naval Bombers and 204 modern Tactical Bomber. It is a rather good airforce, but it will need to be significantly strengthened before the war starts.

Army

Here goes stuff for the land army

Navy

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Air Force

Here goes air force stuff

Strategies and Guides

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Example Strategy

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Miscellaneous tips

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