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The game map, showing only countries with non-generic focus trees.

National focus trees serve as a replacement for the mixture of decisions and triggered events which directed countries in previous iterations of Hearts of Iron.

The focus trees allow the players (and the AI) to direct the development of their nation. Each country has a focus tree, representing a number of progression paths (branches) available to that nation. These paths may be based on actual historical situations or on alternative historical possibilities. The individual options can range from political, diplomatic and warfare-related focuses to more economic and research-related focuses.

Due to the semi-random nature of the AI it ensures that no two games will play out in precisely the same way. Players wishing to have a more historical-based campaign can choose to do so by ticking the Historical AI Focuses option on the country selection screen (map) just before the start of a new game. It is important to note, however, that player nations are not bound by this and as such their in-game actions can still force the AI to pick somewhat less than historical choices.

The seven great powers (and Flag of Poland Poland) have a unique national focus tree in the base game. Additional countries - as detailed below - received a unique focus tree as part of different DLCs. All other nations use the generic national focus tree.


National focus trees (click on a country name to get to its section)

Contents

Mechanic overviewEdit

 
The Generic national focus tree has 5 different branches.

Branches in a focus tree revolve around a common theme or goal with the individual focuses within intended to help in achieving that goal. Although branches are mostly isolated from each other, they will be connected (locally) if they happen to coincide over a common point.

Only a single focus can be taken at a time. A focus requires   70 Political power to complete at a progress rate of   –1 Political power per day - this means a focus would usually be completed within   70 days. When completed, the player may go up to 10 days without picking a new focus and still have those days (and their accumulated   Political power) count towards the new focus.

Aside from the branches' top level focuses, most other focuses have additional requirements in need of fulfillment before they can be picked. If a requirement of an on-going focus has become invalidated, the focus will either be paused until the requirement is restored (if possible) or outright be cancelled when such a thing is not easily possible. For cases such as the latter, focuses will have bypass conditions to allow the player to proceed past them - the player will be notified of the bypass within a few days (they will display a golden bracket as if completed regularly). For example,   Motorization Effort can be bypassed if the   Motorized Infantry technology has already been researched beforehand.

Once a focus has started, the player can't manually stop or replace it. If, due to circumstances, the focus has been invalidated, the resources already spent are lost. As such, it is immensely recommended to check all requirements and conditions regarding a focus to assess if/how they may be affected within its completion time-frame.

Accessing a focus' expanded details can be achieved by clicking or hovering over the focus. Among the information presented there are: the flavor description, its requirements, bypass conditions (if applicable) and the expected completion effects.

Visual indicatorsEdit

  • Bracket color - Players can check at a glance a focus' completion status by the background color of its name bracket. Grey bracket means available for picking, brown bracket indicates as of yet unavailability and golden bracket denotes completed focuses. On-going focuses will feature a shining overlay effect over them.
  • Connection lines - Focuses are connected by colored lines. The color indicates whether its preceding focus is completed (green) or not (light-blue). The connection may also appear as a solid or dotted line, with the former indicating a logical AND and the latter a logical OR. For example, to pick   Special Forces would require all 3 of the focuses preceding it while picking   Technology Sharing requires only one of the 2 preceding it.
  • Mutually exclusive - Some focuses may have the   mutually exclusive icon appearing in-between them. The icon denotes that only one of two may be selected. Further more, depending on the focuses outgoing connections it may also exclude from picking any of the focuses connected to them further down the line. For example, choosing between   Collectivist Ethos or   Liberty Ethos will make any of the other side's subsequent connected focuses unavailable for picking up until   Technology Sharing (linked to both sides by an OR connection).

Continuous focusEdit

 
The continuous focus panel.
Main article: Continuous focus

A continuous focus is a special type of focus that is unlocked once 10 regular focuses have been completed. There are a total of 9 continuous focuses available.

Having an active continuous focus comes at the expense of pursuing a regular focus as only one focus can be picked at a time regardless of its type.

As opposed to a regular focus which provides one-time effects, the effects of a continuous focus benefit the nation whilst the chosen focus remains active. An active focus requires a maintenance cost of   –1 Political power per day. The focus can,however, be deactivated or switched with another at any time for no additional cost.

National focus treesEdit

Base game treesEdit


Generic treeEdit

 
Generic national focus tree.
Main article: Generic national focus tree

All nations lacking a unique national focus tree use the generic national focus tree instead.

The generic focus tree has 5 main branches:

  • Army Effort gives army experience and research bonuses to army research.
  • Aviation Effort gives air experience, builds air bases, and research bonuses to air research.
  • Naval Effort gives navy experience, builds naval dockyards, and research bonuses to navy research.
  • Industrial Effort builds civilian and military factories (usually even if building slots are already full)and grants extra research slots.
  • Political Effort gives the country choices on which political path they will take.


Note: The generic focus tree also acts as the default tree for nations which received a unique focus tree in a DLC if said DLC is not enabled.

FranceEdit

 
French national focus tree.
Main article: French national focus tree

  France, as one of the seven major powers, got a unique national focus tree.

The French national focus tree can be divided into 4 branches:

Industrial branch
This branch offers the possibility to develop Metropolitan France and the overseas region, as well as two more research slots.
Defensive and aggressive branch
These branches are mutually exclusive. They end with the shard focus   Army Reform which removes the starting national spirit  Victors of the Great War. (This focus can only be taken after removing  Disjointed Government via the government reform branch.)
Government Reform branch
This branch consists of various diplomatic focuses and focuses to change the ideology of the government or to strengthen the current democratic government. All possible mutually exclusive branches contain a focus to remove the crippling  Disjointed Government national spirit.
Navy and air force branch
This branch includes focuses which grant experience and research bonuses to improve in these domains.

GermanyEdit

 
German national focus tree.
Main article: German national focus tree

  Germany, as one of the seven major powers, has a unique national focus tree.

The German national focus tree can be divided into 6 branches and 3 Sub-branches:

Four Year Plan Branch
This branch improves   Germany's industry, adds a research slot, builds fort lines around Europe and allows the creation of puppets.
Air Innovations Branch
This branch improves   Germany's air force and speeds up research of nuclear weapons and rockets.
Army Innovations Branch
This branch improves   Germany's land forces and allows for an alliance with the   Soviet Union.
Rhineland Branch
The  Fascist branch allows war with the   Soviet Union, and friendship with   China or   Japan. It leads to the Anschluss sub-branch with more annexation and war options.
Anschluss Sub-branch
This sub-branch under the Rhineland branch allows   Germany to annex several states and to ally with or declare war on several countries.
Naval Rearmament Branch
This branch improves   Germany's navy and befriends Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands.
Oppose Hitler Branch
This branch allows   Germany to remove Adolf Hitler as leader via civil war and pursue a  democratic or  non-aligned path. It requires  Waking the Tiger.
Return of the Kaiser Sub-branch
This sub-branch restores   Germany's  monarchy under Wilhelm II, gives war goals against the   British and the   French, and allows for restoring the   Italian and   Austro-Hungarian monarchies; Germany can also choose to be subordinate to the   British and to fight against communist   France. It also allies with eastern nations in order to fight the communist threat of the   Soviet Union. It requires  Waking the Tiger.
The Monarchy Compromise Sub-branch
This sub-branch creates a type of  constitutional monarchy; it can happen under both Kaisers Wilhelm II and Wilhelm III. It creates a faction with   Austria,   Czechoslovakia,   Hungary,   Yugoslavia,   Romania,   Netherlands,   Belgium,   Luxembourg,   Norway,   Sweden,   Denmark,   Estonia,   Latvia,   Lithuania,   Poland, and   Finland in order to fight the   Soviet Union and other communist forces. It also adds one more research slot than the regular five slots and gives boosts to nuclear technology. It requires  Waking the Tiger.


ItalyEdit

 
Italy's national focus tree.
Main article: Italian national focus tree

  Italy, as one of the seven major powers, gets a unique national focus tree.

Italy has an interesting national focus tree with five different branches:

Ethiopian War Logistics
A smaller tree which focuses on industrial build up.
Army Primacy
Strengthens your army research.
Mare Nostrum
The big naval strengthening tree.
Light Ship Focus
Destroyer & Submarine benefits.
Triumph in Africa
The big political and diplomatic tree, where you have lots of different choices on who to befriend and conquer.


JapanEdit

 
Japanese national focus tree.
Main article: Japanese national focus tree

  Japan, as one of the seven major powers, got a unique national focus tree.

The Japanese national focus tree can be divided into 7 branches:

The Unthinkable Option Branch
The  Communist branch and is organized around the idea of establishing a Communist state in Japan with the possibility of either joining the Soviets or forming a faction with the Chinese Communists. It requires  Waking the Tiger.
Purge the Kodoha Faction Branch
The historical  Fascist tree, it focuses around the aggressive conquest of China, Indochina, Indonesia and the Philippines and an alliance with Siam.
National Mobilization Law/ National Defense State Sub-branches
Two Sub-branches that is used for both the Purge the Kodoha Faction Branch and the Support the Kodoha Faction Branch. It Increases economy law and allows Kamikaze Strikes.
Support the Kodoha Faction Branch
The  Non-Aligned Branch is focused on building up to a war with the   Soviet Union and joining the   German Reich's faction.
Strengthen the Civilian Government Branch
The  Democratic branch starts a civil war with the fascists and installs a Constitutional Monarchy. It also liberates   Korea, the   Philippines and allows Japan to puppet or annex   Dutch East Indies,   British Malaya or Indochina. It requires  Waking the Tiger.
The Manchurian Project Branch
If   Manchukuo is a subject, this branch expands   Manchukuo's Industry.
Army Expansion Law Branch
This branch expands   Japan's army while also giving it the Bicycle Infantry, a unique unit for Japan.
Fighter Modernization Sub-branch
This sub-branch expands   Japan's Airforce and connects to both the Army and Naval branches.
New Naval Estimates Branch
This branch expands   Japan's naval research and industry.


PolandEdit

 
Polish national focus tree.
Main article: Polish national focus tree

  Poland gets a unique national focus tree as part of a free DLC.

The focus tree can be divided into 5 main branches:

Central Region Strategy - The Four Year Plan
This branch offers the possibility to develop the nation's infrastructure and factories as well as enabling up to two additional research slots.
Prepare For The Next War
This branch has options to keep pace/modernize the Polish ground forces with/ahead of its neighbors.
Air Base Expansion
This branch includes focuses which grants several research bonuses to improve. First focus of the branch instantly expands state Capital's airport capacity (Danzig).
Develop Polish Ship Building
This branch includes focuses which grants several research bonuses that could potentially specialize or widen the range of ships available for service soon. Includes research bonus for naval doctrine advancements.
Strengthen The Polish State
This branch contains various diplomatic focuses and focuses to change the ideology of the government. This branch has mutually exclusive choices that enables the player to forge an alliance or create one of its own.

Soviet UnionEdit

 
Soviet national focus tree.
Main article: Soviet national focus tree

  Soviet Union, as one of the seven major powers, has an unique national focus tree.

The Soviet focus tree includes four, both historical and alternative, branches:

  • Finish the Five Year Plan focuses on development of infrastructure and factories
  • Stalin Constitution focuses on manpower and research
  • Found the PCDI is the main diplomatic tree that focuses on international relations
  • Permanent Revolution / The Great Purge focuses on internal restructuring to unlock the full power of the Soviet Union.


United KingdomEdit

 
British national focus tree.
Main article: British national focus tree

The British national focus tree can be divided into 5 main branches and 6 distinct sub-branches:

Cryptologic Bomb/Limited Rearmament Branch
This branch gives technology research bonuses, factories and an extra research slot.
General Rearmament Sub-branch
This sub-branch gives air and naval research bonuses along with providing a collection of air bases and dockyards.
Reinforce the Empire Branch
This branch is centered around the industrial development of the colonies and the fortification of key territories, with the ultimate end goal of creating an Imperial Federation, which will have the United Kingdom annex all the colonies and gain cores on their territories.
Encourage Colonial Elite Sub-branch
The "Fortify East Asia" side of the sub-branch focuses on developing in Asian colonies, influencing   China and gaining a war goal against   Japan. The "Commonwealth Ties" side focuses on developing the Dominions, Autonomy or Independence for the   British Raj and forming the Imperial Federation.
Mediterranean Bastion Sub-branch
This Sub-branch focuses on the development of the Mediterranean colonies, coercion of Balkan countries and   Turkey, and gaining a war goal against   Italy.
Revisit Colonial Policy Branch
This Branch focuses on decolonization, which effectively amounts to dismantling the entire British Empire in exchange for getting more manpower industry in the British homelands, and allowing the UK to concentrate on dealing with European affairs. It requires  Man the Guns.
Steady As She Goes Branch
The  Democratic branch of the Focus tree. The UK will stay democratic and maintain the current government structure.
Global Defense Sub-branch
This  Democratic sub-branch focuses on placing Winston Churchill into power early, ending appeasement, eradicating pacifism and mobilizing the country for war followed by gaining war goals against countries with oil, Major European countries who caused World tension, and allowing justification against other  Democratic countries. It requires  Man the Guns.
Home Defense Sub-branch
This  Democratic sub-branch focuses on intervening against (and puppeting) the Scandinavian and Benelux countries, securing   Iraq and   Iran, and eventually war with the   Soviet Union and   Germany.
A Change in Course Branch
This branch focuses on changing the government structure of the UK by switching the ideology of the government to  Monarchist,  Fascist or  Communist.
  • The  Monarchist path focuses on setting up King Edward VIII as an absolute monarch, allying with   Germany and gaining war goals against   Italy and the   Soviet Union. This path also allows the United Kingdom to gain a war goal against the   United States to reinstate British rule by installing an American monarchy.
  • The  Fascist section focuses on securing alliances with other European fascist nations against   Germany. The "God Save The King" section is shared with the Monarchist path and focuses on retaking the Dominions after they gain independence and gaining a war goal to annex the   United States. It requires  Man the Guns.
Concessions to the Trade Unions Sub-branch
The  Communist sub-branch will cause the United Kingdom to become communist and opens up the choice between allying with the   Soviet Union or forming a new faction and then moving on to turn other European nations to  communism, with the end goal of going to war with   Germany and the   United States and installing puppet regimes in each. It also forces the   United Kingdom to take the decolonization focus and complete it within 2 years of becoming communist as otherwise a civil war will break out. It requires  Man the Guns.


United StatesEdit

 
American national focus tree.
Main article: American national focus tree

The American national focus tree can be divided into 4 branches and 3 Sub-Branches:

Continue the New Deal/ Reestablish the Gold Standard Branch
This branch allows the United States to remove the effects of the Great Depression, increase research, change political leanings or increase production. The closer the focus is to the edge of the branch, the more  Communist or  Fascist the focus is while the closer to the center, the more  Democratic the focus.
Suspend the Persecution Sub-branch
The  Communist sub-branch. It focuses on changing the political party to   under threat of Civil War, allying with other Communist Factions and decolonizing the Pacific. It requires  Man the Guns.
America First Sub-branch
The  Fascist sub-branch. It focuses on changing the political party to   under threat of Civil War and gaining war goals against other American countries and all other major powers. It requires  Man the Guns.
War Plans Division Branch
This Branch mainly gives the the United States decisions that give attack and defense bonuses against certain countries.
War Department Branch
This Branch gives army and air technology research boosts
Two Ocean Navy Act Sub-branch
This Branch gives naval echnology research boosts and production cost modifiers


Together for Victory treesEdit


AustraliaEdit

 
Australian national focus tree.
Main article: Australian national focus tree

  Australia, along with other nations of the British commonwealth, gets a unique national focus tree as part of the Together for Victory expansion. Without the expansion, Australia utilizes the Generic national focus tree.

The Australian national focus tree can be divided into 7 branches:

Additional Militia Training Branch
Focuses on providing research bonuses for Land Doctrines, Infantry equipment, Support Companies and Armour.
Expand the RAAF Branch
Focuses on improving the Air Force, including research bonuses for aircraft and air doctrines.
Cockatoo Island Shipyards Branch
Looks to upgrade the Australian Navy, focusing on ship and naval doctrine bonuses.
Standard Gauge Railway/ Industries Assistance Corporation Branch
Form a joint tree focusing on improving infrastructure and industrial capacity.
Establish Advisory War Council Branch
Acts as a domestic politics tree, providing means to lift the country out of the Great Depression, and additional research slots.
Support the Policy of Appeasement Branch
Keeps Australia within the Allies, providing access to Commonwealth technology sharing bonuses.
Never Another Gallipoli Branch
Causes Australia to leave the Allies, giving further options to remain a Democracy, or to realign with either Fascist or Communist ideologies.


British RajEdit

 
British Raj's national focus tree.
Main article: British Raj national focus tree

  British Raj, along with other nations of the British commonwealth, gets a unique national focus tree as part of the Together for Victory expansion. Without the expansion, the British Raj utilizes the Generic national focus tree.

The British Raj has a unique focus tree with 3 main branches:

Provincial Elections
Focuses on gaining independence and modifies the debilitating national spirits of the British Raj.
Lessons of the Great War
Focuses on expanding the army, establishes the air force and gives elite infantry divisions.
Great Indian Peninsula Railway
Focuses on building infrastructure, naval dockyards, and gives extra research slots.


CanadaEdit

 
Canada's unique NF tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion).
Main article: Canadian national focus tree

  Canada, along with other nations of the British commonwealth, gets a unique national focus tree as part of the Together for Victory expansion. Without the expansion, Canada utilizes the Generic national focus tree.

Canada's unique focus tree has six main branches:

Industrial and Internal Politics
A large, interwoven tree that serves to increase industrial capacity, resource availability and to lift the country out of the Great Depression. This first part of the tree is the most powerful, but most of it is locked behind War Bonds and Defense Regulations, which respectively require war and some world tension. These focuses should be picked as they become available to start the industrial expansion. Another key focus is Commit to War, which is necessary for any conscription law above Volunteer Only and mitigates the Great Depression penalties. Finally, the Canadian player must choose between Send In the Zombies to significantly increase their manpower pool, or National Steel Car to unlock their full industrial potential.
Army Modernization
The ground forces branch. Focuses on research bonuses for infantry, armor, artillery and support divisions. Requires Send In the Zombies from the industrial tree for the last focus tiers.
Strengthen the Commonwealth Ties
The historical path. Keeps Canada within the Allies, providing bonuses to Commonwealth technology sharing and other buffs to industry and resources.
Patriation
Canada severs ties with the United Kingdom, thereby allowing allowing Canada to leave the Allies. The first, democratic branch builds an alliance with the United States; the others are the fascist and communist paths. A notable option in the fascist branch is to bring Mexico over to fascism and mount a two-pronged invasion against the United States.
RCAF Station Borden
Provides bonuses to radar, aircraft and air doctrine research.
Halifax Shipyards
Focuses on the Canadian Navy, giving bonuses to ship model and naval doctrine research.


New ZealandEdit

 
New Zealand's unique NF tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion).
Main article: New Zealand national focus tree

  New Zealand, along with other nations of the British commonwealth, gets a unique national focus tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion). Without the expansion New Zealand utilizes the Generic national focus tree.

New Zealand's unique focus tree has five main branches:

The First Labour Government
Acts as the political tree, providing both a means to deal with internal issues, and mutually exclusive branches on whether to remain within the Commonwealth, or to push for Independence as a Democratic, Fascist or Communist country.
Transfer the New Zealand Division
Focuses on developing a navy through construction of dockyards and bonuses to ship and naval doctrine research.
Expand the NZPAF
Provides bonuses to aircraft and air doctrine research.
National Roads Board
Acts as the industrial tree, buffing industrial capacity, resource extraction and research slots.
Army Reforms
Focuses on bonuses for Infantry, Armour and Artillery, and construction of military industry capacity.


South AfricaEdit

 
South African national focus tree.
Main article: South African national focus tree

  South Africa, along with other nations of the British commonwealth, gets a unique national focus tree as part of the   Together for Victory expansion. Without the expansion South Africa utilizes the Generic national focus tree.

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 Segregation  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.


Death or Dishonor treesEdit


CzechoslovakiaEdit

 
Czechoslovakian national focus tree.
Main article: Czechoslovakian national focus tree

  Czechoslovakia, along with three other nations situated between the   German Reich and the   Soviet Union, gets a unique national focus tree as part of the  Death or Dishonor expansion. Without the expansion, Czechoslovakia utilizes the Generic national focus tree instead.

Czechoslovakia's unique focus tree has 7 distinct branches:

  • Fortification Studies: This centers around land fortifications needed to successfully defend against German aggression. Note that some foci in this section set the fort level in provinces instead of adding extra forts. Building forts is not advised, as they will be overwritten when a new fort level is set.
  • Industrial Legacy: This provides Czechoslovakia with additional factories and industrial bonuses.
  • Political Direction: Here Czechoslovakia is given options for steering politics & diplomacy towards one of the major factions or a faction of its own.
  • Strategy Decisions: These foci are similar to the political section but provide more interaction on cessions and research sharing.
  • Land, Air & Naval Branches: Each section is devoted to one branch of military power and research. Note that the Naval branch cannot be started until Czechoslovakia gains a coastal province


HungaryEdit

 
Hungarian national focus tree.
Main article: Hungarian national focus tree

The   Kingdom of Hungary, 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, Hungary utilizes the Generic national focus tree instead.

The Hungarian national focus tree can be divided into 3 branches and 6 sub-branches:

  • Political Branch
This branch allows Hungary to change its political stance.
  • Strengthen the Monarchists Sub-branch
This branch allows Hungary to elect a Democratic, Fascist, or a Habsburg King and could potentially re-create the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • Strengthen Fascists Sub-branch
This branch allows Hungary to become Fascist and create Greater Hungary and either join the Axis or create their own faction with Italy.
  • Council of People's Commissars Sub-branch
This branch allows Hungary to become Communist and join the Comintern.
  • Industrial Revitalization Branch
This branch allows Hungary to develop its industry and unlock research slots. One of its sub-branches is connected to the Establish the Air-Force sub-branch.
  • Secret Rearmament Branch
This branch allows Hungary to cast off the Treaty of Trianon and start researching military tech.
  • Establish the Air-Force Sub-branch
This sub-branch allows the research and licensing of the Airforce.
  • Army Maneuvers Sub-branch
This sub-branch gives research bonuses for various types of Army equipment.
  • Naval Warfare Sub-branch
This sub-branch deals with the Navy but requires that Hungary controls a coastal state as they lack one in 1936.


RomaniaEdit

 
Romanian national focus tree.
Main article: Romanian national focus tree

  Romania, 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, Romania utilizes the Generic national focus tree instead.

The Romanian national focus tree can be divided into 7 branches:

Preserve Greater Romania Branch
This Branch allows   Romania to join the Comintern, Axis or Allies or create the Cordon Sanitaire with   Poland and   Czechoslovakia. Unlike other focus trees, the separate ideologies in this tree is not mutually exclusive.
Industry Sub-branch
This branch allows   Romania to develop its industry. To start this branch, one must start the "Preserve Greater Romania" or the "Balkans Dominance" Branch.
Balkans Dominance Branch
This branch allows   Romania to puppet, annex, split or declare war with   Bulgaria,  Greece,  Yugoslavia,  Turkey,  Hungary or   Czechoslovakia.
Institute Royal Dictatorship Branch
This Branch handles the King and political ideology popularity. the ideologies are not mutually exclusive with each other.
Expand the Airforce Branch
This branch allows the research and licensing of the airforce.
Army Maneuvers Branch
This branch gives the player free division templates and a general as well as army research.
Expand the Galati Shipyards Branch
This branch researches the navy.

YugoslaviaEdit

 
Yugoslavian national focus tree.
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.

Waking the Tiger treesEdit


ChinaEdit

 
Chinese national focus tree.
Main article: Chinese national focus tree

  China gets a unique national focus tree in the   Waking the Tiger expansion. Without the expansion China utilizes the Generic national focus tree instead.

China's unique focus tree has 4 main branches:

Three Principles of the People
Focuses on the internal social affairs of the nation and regional political relations.
Military Affairs Commission
Focuses on military and fortification reform.
Unified Industrial Planning
Focuses on economic and technological build-up of the nation.
Invite Foreign Investors
Allows for expansion of foreign investment aimed at increasing Chinese power. This branch is shared with   Communist China and   Manchukuo.

Chinese minors that destroy or displace the Chinese national government gain access to additional focuses from the national tree, which may be necessary to unlock certain actions in the minor's focus tree or other options (e.g., offering citizenship to Alexander von Falkenhausen in order to recruit him as Chief of Army). Players of Chinese minors should review their own focus tree and that of Nationalist or Communist China when planning their game.

Communist ChinaEdit

 
People's Republic of China national focus tree.
Main article: Communist Chinese national focus tree

The   Communist China gains a unique national focus tree in the   Waking the Tiger DLC. Without this DLC enabled, Communist China uses the Generic national focus tree instead.

The Communist Chinese national focus tree can be divided into 3 branches:

Strengthen the Central Secretariat Branch
This Branch allows   Communist China to either befriend the   Soviet Union, join with   Nationalist China, or go an independent path.
Land Redistribution Branch
This Branch allows   Communist China to increase research slots, increase their popular support, and deal with External Politics.
The Yan'an Base Area Sub-branch
This Branch allows   Communist China to deal with the   Japanese threat, ally and infiltrate   China, and increase military power.
Invite Foreign Investors Branch
This Branch allows   Communist China to ask Major Countries for industrial support.


ManchukuoEdit

 
Manchu national focus tree.
Main article: Manchu national focus tree

  Manchukuo gets a national focus with the  Waking the Tiger expansion. Its "Invite Foreign Investors" branch is shared with   China,   Communist China and the Chinese Warlords if they change their focus tree.

The Manchu national focus tree can be divided into 2 branches. Their unique branch contains 2 sub-branches:

Pacify the Countryside Branch
This is the beginning of   Manchukuo's unique branch.
Obedience Sub-branch
This sub-branch allows   Manchukuo to stay obedient to the   Japanese and allows for becoming independent without going to war with   Japan.
Assertiveness Sub-branch
This sub-branch allows   Manchukuo to declare war against   Japan for independence, reclaim the Mandate of Heaven and restore the Qing Empire.
Invite Foreign Investors Branch
This Branch allows   Manchukuo to ask Major Countries for industrial support. It is shared with the other Chinese nations.


Chinese WarlordsEdit

 
Chinese Warlord national focus tree.
Main article: Warlords national focus tree

The Chinese warlords (  Yunnan,   Sinkiang,   Guangxi,   Shanxi, and   Xibei San Ma) share a unique national focus tree in the  Waking the Tiger DLC. Without the expansion the warlords use the Generic national focus tree instead.

The Warlord national focus tree can be divided into 2 branches and 3 sub-branches:

Secure Internal Politics Branch
This branch begins the political focuses for the Warlords.
Cooperation With the Nationalists sub-branch
This branch allows the Warlords to side with   Nationalist China. This will replace the current focus tree with the Chinese national focus tree.
Cooperation With the Communists sub-branch
This branch allows the Warlords to side with   Communist China and be able to replace and annex them with   Soviet Support. When replacing   Communist China, The current focus tree will change into the Communist Chinese national focus tree and all Their national spirits will be yours.
Opposition sub-branch
This branch allows the Warlords to instigate Border Clashes with the other Chinas, side with the Japanese and then proclaim a rival government different to   Nationalist and   Communist China
Industrial Investment Branch
This is the Industrial branch of the focus tree.


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MexicoEdit

 
Mexican national focus tree.
Main article: Mexican national focus tree

The Mexican national focus tree can be divided into 2 Branches and 4 Sub-branches:

National Bank Branch
This branch focuses on infrastructure, removing the threat of the Caudillo civil war or changing the political party to  Communism.
Military Budget Review Sub-branch
This Sub-branch focuses on military technology.
Oil Field Expansion Sub-branch
This Sub-branch deals with foreign relations with major countries and joining their faction.
Plan of Agua Prieta Branch
This branch focuses on switching the political party to either  Democracy,  Fascism or  Communism. The  Fascist or  Communist focuses increase or decrease Church Power respectively.
Control the Army Sub-branch
This sub-branch deals with increasing or decreasing the power of the Church.
March Southwards Sub-branch
This sub-branch gives war goals against other countries within the Americas.


NetherlandsEdit

 
Dutch national focus tree.
Main article: Dutch national focus tree

The Dutch national focus tree can be divided into 3 branches and 5 sub-branches:

Obtain Foreign Colonial Investments Branch
This branch expands Dutch industry in the colonies and allows the Dutch to move their government to the   Dutch East Indies in case it capitulates and gain war goal against   Venezuela.
Abandon the Gold Standard Branch
This Branch allows the expansion of the industry in the European Mainland and removing the De Crisisjaren national spirit.
Overturn Military Budget Cuts Sub-branch
This sub-branch focuses on removing the pacifism in the country and increases military technology.
Form New Government Branch
This branch allows The Netherlands to choose either   German or   British influence or head a neutral path.
Volk en Vaderland Sub-branch
The  fascist sub-branch allows the Netherlands to ally with   Germany, Placate the   Japanese with the   Dutch East Indies or gain war goals on former colonial holdings and other Benelux nations.
Legacy of the "De Zeven Provinciën" Mutiny Sub-branch
The  communist sub-branch allows the Netherlands to release its colonial holdings, Join the   Soviet or   French faction and gain war goals on non-communist western major nations and the Benelux.
Oranje Boven! Sub-branch
The  monarchist sub-branch allows Netherlands to make Wilhelmina head of government, gain guarantees from the   United States and take manpower from the   Germans.
"Unity Through Democracy" Sub-Branch
The  democratic sub-branch allows the Netherlands to form the Benelux faction, invite other democratic European countries and create the European Union.