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'''World Tension''' represents the overall level of fear and anxiety that exists among the nations of the World. The number displayed can be between 0% and 100%. Total World Tension can be higher than 100%, but there are no additional effects beyond the 100% limit—the overflow instead acts as a "buffer" against events that decrease Tension.
 
'''World Tension''' represents the overall level of fear and anxiety that exists among the nations of the World. The number displayed can be between 0% and 100%. Total World Tension can be higher than 100%, but there are no additional effects beyond the 100% limit—the overflow instead acts as a "buffer" against events that decrease Tension.
  
The level of World Tension has several impacts on gameplay, in particular allowing or limiting [[political decision]]s, [[National focus|national focus]], and more. It is shown as an icon depicting Earth, with flames engulfing it more fully the higher current World Tension is. Generally, the higher the World Tension, the more popular support nations have for taking belligerent actions.
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The level of World Tension has several impacts on gameplay, in particular allowing or limiting [[Ideas|political decisions]], [[National focus|national focuses]], and more. It is shown as an icon depicting Earth, with flames engulfing it more fully the higher current World Tension is. Generally, the higher the World Tension, the more popular support nations have for taking belligerent actions.
  
 
==Impacts on World Tension==
 
==Impacts on World Tension==
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===Increase in World Tension===
 
===Increase in World Tension===
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The following increases the level of World Tension:
 
The following increases the level of World Tension:
 
* [[Diplomacy|Declaring war]]
 
* [[Diplomacy|Declaring war]]
* Taking Land in a peace conference
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* Puppeting, Satelliting, Annexing, or taking land, especially without claims
 
* [[Volunteer|Sending volunteers]]
 
* [[Volunteer|Sending volunteers]]
 
* Joining a [[faction]]
 
* Joining a [[faction]]
 
* Justifying a [[Wargoal]]
 
* Justifying a [[Wargoal]]
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* Revoking [[guarantee]]
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* Certain [[Focus tree|focuses]] and [[events]]
  
 
===Decrease in World Tension===
 
===Decrease in World Tension===
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The following can cause a decrease in World Tension:
 
The following can cause a decrease in World Tension:
 
* Decay over time
 
* Decay over time
* Declaring war (Democracy only)
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* [[Peace treaty]]
* [[Peace treaty|Peace treaties]]
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* A {{icon|democracy}} [[Ideology#Democracy|democracy]] guaranteeing a nation's independence
* Guaranteeing a nation's independence (Democracy)
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* A {{icon|democracy}} [[Ideology#Democracy|democracy]] joining a Democratic faction
* Joining a faction.
 
  
 
=== Decay over time ===
 
=== Decay over time ===
World Tension is the sum of every positive and negative event that has occurred to date reduced by their decay. Each completed individual event will gradually decay toward 0 at .1 per month. Note that this also affects events which reduce World Tension, e.g. peace treaties reduce World Tension, but their effects decay just like aggressive events. World Tension from Declarations of War appear to be considered incomplete until the associated war has ended.
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World Tension is the sum of every positive and negative event that has occurred to date reduced by their decay. Each completed individual event will gradually decay toward 0 at .1 per month. Note that this also affects events which reduce World Tension, e.g. peace treaties reduce World Tension, but their effects decay just like aggressive events. World Tension events from countries at war do not decay.
  
 
For example, if your current World Tension list has:
 
For example, if your current World Tension list has:
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=== Tension required ===
 
=== Tension required ===
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Some national focuses can lower the threshold. Below you find the base threshold without any modifiers.
 
Some national focuses can lower the threshold. Below you find the base threshold without any modifiers.
  
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|Declare War || 75% || 100% || - || 25%
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|Declare War || - || 100% || - || 25%
 
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|[[Lend-Lease]] || - || 50% || - || 40%
 
|[[Lend-Lease]] || - || 50% || - || 40%

Latest revision as of 05:32, 31 July 2019

World Tension at 100%

World Tension represents the overall level of fear and anxiety that exists among the nations of the World. The number displayed can be between 0% and 100%. Total World Tension can be higher than 100%, but there are no additional effects beyond the 100% limit—the overflow instead acts as a "buffer" against events that decrease Tension.

The level of World Tension has several impacts on gameplay, in particular allowing or limiting political decisions, national focuses, and more. It is shown as an icon depicting Earth, with flames engulfing it more fully the higher current World Tension is. Generally, the higher the World Tension, the more popular support nations have for taking belligerent actions.

Impacts on World Tension[edit]

Increase in World Tension[edit]

The following increases the level of World Tension:

Decrease in World Tension[edit]

The following can cause a decrease in World Tension:

Decay over time[edit]

World Tension is the sum of every positive and negative event that has occurred to date reduced by their decay. Each completed individual event will gradually decay toward 0 at .1 per month. Note that this also affects events which reduce World Tension, e.g. peace treaties reduce World Tension, but their effects decay just like aggressive events. World Tension events from countries at war do not decay.

For example, if your current World Tension list has:

  • 2% Germany Demanded Sudetenland
  • 16.7% Treaty of Valencia ending Spanish Civil War
  • -1.4% Italian Peace Treaty w/ Ethiopia
  • 0.6% Militarization of Rhineland
  • Total: 17.9%

The next month, World Tension will change to:

  • 1.9% Germany Demanded Sudetenland
  • 16.6% Treaty of Valencia ending Spanish Civil War
  • -1.3% Italian Peace Treaty w/ Ethiopia
  • 0.5% Militarization of Rhineland
  • Total: 17.7%

Effects[edit]

World Tension reduces the time (and cost) of justifying of wargoals by up to 50% at 100% World Tension.

Ideological effects[edit]

Different ideologies have different effects on World Tension—both in terms of generation and in terms of how much World Tension is needed to take certain actions.

Tension required[edit]

Some national focuses can lower the threshold. Below you find the base threshold without any modifiers.

Action Ideology
Communism icon.
Communist
Democracy icon.
Democratic
Fascism icon.
Fascist
Non-aligned icon.
Non-aligned
Guarantee independence - 25% - 40%
Send volunteers - 50% - 40%
Join faction - 80% - 40%
Justify war goal - - - 50%
Declare War - 100% - 25%
Lend-Lease - 50% - 40%

Communism.png
Communism
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World Tension threshold:

  • Comintern impact on tension threshold: -50%

Communist countries are not limited by World Tension.

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Democracy
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Democracies cannot justify wargoals against other democracies.

Democracies have the most restrictive tension thresholds:

  • Allies impact on tension thresholds: −10%
  • Guarantee independence: 25%
  • Send volunteers: 50%
  • Join faction: 80%
  • Declare war: 100%
  • Send Lend-Lease: 50%

Fascism.png
Fascism
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World Tension thresholds:

  • None.

Fascist countries are not limited by World Tension.

Neutrality.png
Non-Aligned
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World Tension threshold:

  • Neutral faction impact on tension threshold: +10%
  • Guarantee independence: 40%
  • Send volunteers: 40%
  • Join faction: 40%
  • Justify war goal: 50%
  • Declare war: 25%
  • Send Lend-Lease: 40%

National Focus that impact World Tension by country[edit]

Germany[edit]

  • RhinelandRhineland +5
  • Anti-Comintern PactAnti-Comintern Pact +2
  • Anschluss +10
  • Reassert Eastern Claims +3
  • Demand Sudetenland +3
  • Fate of Czechoslovakia +5
  • Danzig or War +5
  • War with France +5
  • Demand Slovenia +2
  • Second Ljubljana Award +2

Japan[edit]

  • Chinese Border Incident +1
  • Reinforce the Soviet Border +1

Italy[edit]

  • Claims on Yugoslavia +4

Soviet Union[edit]

  • Claim Sinkiang +2
  • Claim the Straits +2
  • The Comintern +1
  • Claims in Baltic +1
  • Baltic Security +1
  • Claims on Poland +3
  • Claim on Bessarabia +1

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Benelux Intervention +1
  • Scandinavian Intervention +1

USA[edit]

  • Black Chamber Operation +1
  • Preemptive Intervention +1

World Tension needed for National Focus[edit]

Some National Focuses can't be chosen unless world tension is above a certain limit. Most of them are also possible if the country is at war.

United Kingdom[edit]

5% 10% 20% 50%
General Rearmament Issue Gasmasks Military Training

United States[edit]

25% 30% 40% 75% 80%
Prepare Intervention Military Construction The Giant Wakes Limited Intervention USACE Projects