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[[File:WorldTension100.png|right|thumb|World Tension at 100%]]
 
[[File:WorldTension100.png|right|thumb|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.
 
'''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==
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==Impacts on world tension==
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===Increase in World Tension===
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===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]]
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* Annexing territory in a [[peace treaty]]
  
===Decrease in World Tension===
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===Decrease in world tension===
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The following can cause a decrease in World Tension:
The following causes 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
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=== Decay over time ===
'''Decay over Time explained<br />
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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.
  
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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For example, if your current World Tension list has:
 
For example, if your current World Tension list has:
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* 2% Germany Demanded Sudetenland
2% Germany Demanded Sudetenland<br />
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* 16.7% Treaty of Valencia ending Spanish Civil War
16.7% Treaty of Valencia ending Spanish Civil War<br />
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* -1.4% Italian Peace Treaty w/ Ethiopia
-1.4% Italian Peace Treaty w/ Ethiopia<br />
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* 0.6% Militarization of Rhineland
0.6% Militarization of Rhineland<br />
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* Total: 17.9%
Total: 17.9%<br />
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The next month, World Tension will change to:
The next month, World Tension will change to:<br />
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* 1.9% Germany Demanded Sudetenland
1.9% Germany Demanded Sudetenland<br />
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* 16.6% Treaty of Valencia ending Spanish Civil War
16.6% Treaty of Valencia ending Spanish Civil War<br />
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* -1.3% Italian Peace Treaty w/ Ethiopia
-1.3% Italian Peace Treaty w/ Ethiopia<br />
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* 0.5% Militarization of Rhineland
0.5% Militarization of Rhineland<br />
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* Total: 17.7%
Total: 17.7%
 
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== Effects ==
 
== Effects ==
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World Tension reduces the time (and cost) of justifying of wargoals by up to {{green|75%}} at 100% World Tension.
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World Tension reduces the time (and cost) of justifying of wargoals by up to {{green|50%}} at 100% World Tension.
  
 
==Ideological effects ==
 
==Ideological effects ==
 
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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.
 
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 ===
 
=== Tension required ===
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Some national focuses can lower the threshold. Below you find the base threshold without any modifiers.
  
Some national focus can lower the  treshold. Below you find the base treshold without any modifiers.
 
 
{| class = "wikitable"
 
{| class = "wikitable"
 
! rowspan = "2" | Action
 
! rowspan = "2" | Action
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! [[File:Neutrality.png|left|20px|Non-aligned icon.]]Non-aligned
 
! [[File:Neutrality.png|left|20px|Non-aligned icon.]]Non-aligned
 
|-
 
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| Guarantee independence || || 25% || || 40%  
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| Guarantee independence || - || 25% || - || 40%  
 
|-
 
|-
| Send volunteers || || 50% || || 40%
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| Send volunteers || - || 50% || - || 40%
 
|-
 
|-
| Join faction || || 80% || || 40%
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| Join faction || - || 80% || - || 40%
 
|-
 
|-
| Justify war goal || || || || 50%
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| Justify war goal || - || - || - || 50%
 
|-
 
|-
|Declare War || 75% || 100% || || 25%
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|Declare War || - || 100% || - || 25%
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Lend-Lease]] || || 50% || || 40%
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|[[Lend-Lease]] || - || 50% || - || 40%
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
===[[File:Communism.png|left|30px]]Communism===
 
===[[File:Communism.png|left|30px]]Communism===
 
World Tension threshold:
 
World Tension threshold:
* Comintern impact on tension threshold: +50%
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* Comintern impact on tension threshold: {{green|-50%}}<section begin=tension_threshold_communism/>
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Communist countries are not limited by World Tension.<section end=tension_threshold_communism/>
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===[[File:Democracy.png|left|30px]]Democracy===
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Democracies cannot justify wargoals against other democracies.
  
===[[File:Democracy.png|left|30px]]Democracies===
 
Democracies cant justify against other democracies.
 
 
Democracies have the most restrictive tension thresholds:
 
Democracies have the most restrictive tension thresholds:
* Allies impact on tension thresholds: -10%
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* Allies impact on tension thresholds: {{green|−10%}}<section begin=tension_threshold_democracy/>
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* Guarantee independence: 25%
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* Send volunteers: 50%
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* Join faction: 80%
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* Declare war: 100%
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* Send [[Lend-Lease]]: 50%<section end=tension_threshold_democracy/>
  
 
===[[File:Fascism.png|left|30px]]Fascism===
 
===[[File:Fascism.png|left|30px]]Fascism===
 
World Tension thresholds:
 
World Tension thresholds:
* None.
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* None.<section begin=tension_threshold_fascism/>
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Fascist countries are not limited by World Tension.<section end=tension_threshold_fascism/>
  
===[[File:Neutrality.png|left|30px]]Neutrality===
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===[[File:Neutrality.png|left|30px]]Non-aligned===
 
World Tension threshold:
 
World Tension threshold:
* Neutral faction impact on tension threshold: +10%
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* Neutral faction impact on tension threshold: {{red|+10%}}<section begin=tension_threshold_neutrality/>
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* Guarantee independence: 40%
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* Send volunteers: 40%
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* Join faction: 40%
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* Justify war goal: 50%
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* Declare war: 25%
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* Send [[Lend-Lease]]: 40%<section end=tension_threshold_neutrality/>
  
==National Focus that impact World Tension by country==
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==National focuses that impact world tension by country==
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===Germany===
 
===Germany===
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* {{iconify|Rhineland}} +5
* {{iconify|Rhineland}} +2
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* {{iconify|Anti-Comintern Pact}} +2
* {{iconify|Anti-Comintern Pact}} +1
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* Anschluss +10
* [[Reassert Eastern Claims]] +3
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* Reassert Eastern Claims +3
* [[Demand Sudetenland]] +2
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* Demand Sudetenland +3
* [[Fate of Czechoslovakia]] +3
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* Fate of Czechoslovakia +5
* [[Danzig or War]] +5
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* Danzig or War +5
* [[War with France]] +3
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* War with France +5
* [[Demand Slovenia]] +2
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* Demand Slovenia +2
* [[Second Ljubljana Award]] +2
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* Second Ljubljana Award +2
  
 
===Japan===
 
===Japan===
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* Secure China +15
*[[Chinese Border Incident]] +1
 
*[[Reinforce the Soviet Border]] +1
 
  
 
===Italy===
 
===Italy===
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* Claims on Yugoslavia +4
*[[Claims on Yugoslavia]] +2
 
  
 
===Soviet Union===
 
===Soviet Union===
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* Claim Sinkiang +2
*[[Claim Sinkiang]] +2
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* Claim the Straits +2
*[[Claim the Straits]] +2
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* The Comintern +1
*[[The Comintern]] +1
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* Claims in Baltic +1
*[[Claims in Baltic]] +3
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* Baltic Security +1
*[[Baltic Security]] +1
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* Claims on Poland +3
*[[Claims on Poland]] +3
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* Claim on Bessarabia +1
*[[Claim on Bessarabia]] +1
 
  
 
===United Kingdom===
 
===United Kingdom===
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* Benelux Intervention +1
*[[Benelux Intervention]] +1
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* Scandinavian Intervention +1
*[[Scandinavian Intervention]] +1
 
  
 
===USA===
 
===USA===
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* Black Chamber Operation +1
*[[Black Chamber Operation]] +1
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* Preemptive Intervention +1
*[[Preemptive Intervention]] +1
 
  
==World Tension needed for National Focus==
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==World tension needed for national focus==
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If a country is at war, these can be chosen even if the needed world tension is not yet reached.
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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===
 
===United Kingdom===
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{| class="wikitable plainlist"
 
{| class="wikitable plainlist"
 
! 5% || 10% || 20% || 50%
 
! 5% || 10% || 20% || 50%
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===United States===
 
===United States===
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With the 1.6 "ironclad" patch, the USA do not have hard world tension thresholds for national focuses. However, the Two Ocean Navy Act and Selective Training Act require higher support in Congress if world tension is lower than 50%.
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{| class="wikitable plainlist"
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! 25% || 30% || 40% || 75% || 80%
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[[Category:Game concepts]]
| [[National focus#United States|Prepare Intervention]]
 
| [[National focus#United States|Military Construction]]
 
| [[National focus#United States|The Giant Wakes]]
 
| [[National focus#United States|Limited Intervention]]
 
| [[National focus#United States|USACE Projects]]
 
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[[hoi4de:World tension]]
 
[[hoi4de:World tension]]

Latest revision as of 23:04, 28 February 2020

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.

Democracy.png
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 focuses 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]

  • Secure China +15

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]

With the 1.6 "ironclad" patch, the USA do not have hard world tension thresholds for national focuses. However, the Two Ocean Navy Act and Selective Training Act require higher support in Congress if world tension is lower than 50%.


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