World tension

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World Tension at 100%

World Tension determines the level of tension that exists in the World, in a number between 0% and 100%. The level of World Tension has several impacts, particularly allowing/limiting political decisions, national focus, and more. It is shown as an icon depicting Earth, with flames swallowing it the higher current World Tension is. If events that reduce World Tension occur at a low percent, it can make Tension drop to less than that 1%.

Impacts on World Tension

Increase in World Tension

The following increases the level of World Tension:

Decrease in World Tension

The following causes a decrease in World Tension:

  • Decay over time
  • Declaring war (Democracy only)
  • Peace treaties
  • Guaranteeing (Democracy)



Decay over Time explained

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 effect decays just like aggressive events. World Tension from Declarations of War appear to be considered incomplete until the associated war has ended.
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

World Tension reduces the time (and cost) of justifying of wargoals by up to 75% at 100% World Tension.

Ideological effects

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

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

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Communism

World Tension limits:

  • Declare War tension limit: +75%
  • Comintern impact on tension limit: +50%

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Democracies

Democracy is a political form in which popular vote govern directly or indirectly.

These are the minimums limiting Democracies from taking these actions:

  • Declare War tension limit: +100%
  • Join Faction tension limit: +80%
  • Lend-Lease tension limit: +50%
  • Send Volunteers tension limit: +50%
  • Issue guarantee tension limit: +25%
  • Allies impact on tension limit: -10%

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Fascism

World Tension limits:

  • No particular effect

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Neutrality

World Tension limits:

  • Justify war goal tension limit: +50%
  • Join Faction tension limit: +40%
  • Lend-Lease tension limit: +40%
  • Send Volunteers tension limit: +40%
  • Guarantee world tension limit: +40%
  • Declare War tension limit: +25%
  • Neutral faction impact on tension limit: +10%

Political decision's impact on World Tension by country

Germany

Increases World Tension:

United Kingdom

Political decisions that require certain World Tension:

5%:

10%:

USA

50%

  • Rearmament