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

Soviet Union's unique NF tree.


The Soviet focus tree features a detailed industrial and martial path, as well as 5 political paths, 3 communist, and 2 non-communist.

“The Centre” Is the historical path that keeps Stalin in power and slowly makes him and the union stronger. “The Left opposition” puts Trotsky in power and allows for his permanent revolution ideas to be put into play. “The Right Opposition” Puts Bukharin into power and restarts the N.E.P. This branch is A middle ground between the Left and Centre, and the only ahistorical path to have the possibility to avoid a civil war.

“Beaten but not defeated” Allows for the dismantling of communism, and the restoration of the monarchy. This then feeds into a Monarchist path and a Fascist path.

The Industrial tree allows for greater industrialization of the nation

The Airforce and Army trees work to removing the debuffs the military has, and then replacing them with bonuses.

Infrastructure Effort/Heavy Industry Branch[edit | edit source]

SOV NF Infrastructure Effort Heavy Industry.png
Icon Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Goal generic construction.png Infrastructure Effort No National Focus Prerequisites
The following will bypass the focus:
Soviet Union is vast but mostly empty. We must ensure the ability to transport goods and equipment across the width of the country quickly.
Goal generic construct civ factory.png Heavy Industry No National Focus Prerequisites While our industrialization projects continue to gain speed, the time has come to shift towards a bigger emphasis on heavy industry in preparation for producing more war material.
Focus generic industry 1.png Finish the Five Year Plan

(Communist name)


Abolish the Five Year Plan (Non-Communist name)

Requires all of the following:


  • More than 100 controlled factories
The second Five Year Plan prioritizes the development of heavy industry. The Soviet Union must develop quickly in order to match the Capitalist and Fascist powers of the West.

(Communist description)


The five-year plans of the Soviet regime prioritized the intensive industrialization of the country over everything else, to the point that it has become one of the greatest symbols of Bolshevik oppression. We must eradicate this project and draw up a new national plan for industrialization. (Non-Communist description)

Goal generic construct infrastructure.png Improve Railway Network
  • Build a level 1 RailwayRailway from Ryazan to Rostov.
  • Build a level 1 RailwayRailway from Stalingrad to Millerovo.
  • Build a level 1 RailwayRailway from Stalingrad to Saratov.
  • Build a level 1 RailwayRailway from Stalingrad to Astrakhan.
  • Build a level 1 RailwayRailway from Georgia to Armenia.
  • Armenia Add 1 Supply HubSupply Hub in a province in the state.
  • Murmansk Add 1 Supply HubSupply Hub in a province in the state.
  • Available as Design Company:
    • Idea SOV soviet railways.pngSoviet Railways (Railway Company)
      • Trains and Railways Research Speed: +10%
      • Train:
        • Production Cost.png Production Cost: -25.00%
        • Reliability: +10%
      • Supply HubSupply Hub construction speed: +15.00%
      • RailwayRailway construction speed: +15.00%
      • Completing the focus Goal generic consumer goods.pngNational Specialists will improve this designer.
Focus generic industry 1.png Finish the Five Year Plan or Abolish the Five Year Plan Our First Five year plan proved to be too successful. The massive expansion in heavy industry has left the Soviet Union in a much stronger position to defend herself but the soviet railway network has hit some critical bottlenecks. The People's Commissariat of Railways (NKPS) has an ambitious plan to close these bottlenecks and ensure that we can defend the motherland.
Focus generic industry 2.png Third Five Year Plan

(Communist name)


New Project for National Industrialization (Non-Communist name)

  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan.pngFive Year Plan by:
      • Production Efficiency growth: +5.00%
      • Industrial Concern Cost: -15%
      • Consumer Goods Factories: +5.0%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Replace Idea SOV second five year plan.pngFive Year Plan with Idea SOV third five year plan.pngNew Project for National Industrialization by:
      • Production Efficiency growth: +5.00%
      • Industrial Concern Cost: -15%
      • Consumer Goods Factories: +5.0%
  • 75% Research bonus for: Construction technology
Focus generic industry 1.png Finish the Five Year Plan or Abolish the Five Year Plan


  • More controlled factories than 120
Additional prerequisites:
  • The Soviet Union or Russia is not at war with major power
  • This focus will be pernamently locked once the Soviet Union enters a war against major power.
  • Has not completed focus: Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the collective farms.
While peace lasts, we must drive our industrialization further and faster to meet the needs of our people and our military.

(Communist description)


We have devised a national industrialization program that will allow us to increase both our military and civilian production in the long term, without the need to oppress the population or put their basic needs at risk. (Non-Communist description)

Goal generic construction2.png
Increase State Reserves
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan.pngIdea SOV third five year plan civilian.pngIdea SOV third five year plan military.pngFive Year Plan by:
      • Resource Gain Efficiency: +10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan.pngIdea SOV third five year plan civilian.pngIdea SOV third five year plan military.pngNew Project for National Industrialization by:
      • Resource Gain Efficiency: +10.00%
  • 3 Random State:
Focus generic industry 2.png Third Five Year Plan or New Project for National Industrialization


Additional prerequisites:
  • The Soviet Union or Russia is not at war with major power
  • This focus will be pernamently locked once the Soviet Union enters a war against major power.
  • Has not completed focus: Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the collective farms.
Our growing industry hungers for more and more resources. We can not always ensure that the growth in resource production keeps pace, and must build up reserves where we can.
Goal generic production2.png Reorganize the PC of Heavy Industry

(Communist name)


Reorganize the Ministry of Industry (Non-Communist name)

  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan civilian.pngFive Year Plan by:
      • Consumer Goods Factories: -2.0%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan civilian.pngNew Project for National Industrialization by:
      • Consumer Goods Factories: -2.0%
  • 100% Research bonus for: Industry and Electronics
Focus generic industry 2.png Third Five Year Plan or New Project for National Industrialization


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Focus generic combined arms.png Shift To Armaments Production


  • More controlled factories than 130
Additional prerequisites:
  • The Soviet Union or Russia is not at war with major power
  • This focus will be pernamently locked once the Soviet Union enters a war against major power.
  • Has not completed focus: Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the collective farms.
Our previous shift towards heavy industry has caused some inefficiencies in the administration to become apparent. We must ensure that the right people are put in the right places to make operations run smoothly again.
Goal generic construct civilian.png Industrial Modernization
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan civilian.pngFive Year Plan by:
      • Production Efficiency Cap: +5.00%
      • Production Efficiency Retention: +10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan civilian.pngNew Project for National Industrialization by:
      • Production Efficiency Cap: +5.00%
      • Production Efficiency Retention: +10.00%
  • Reduce ahead of time penalty by 2.0 years and give a 100% research bonus. Valid for the next 1 researches of these technologies: Industry
Goal generic production2.pngReorganize the PC of Heavy Industry or Reorganize the Ministry of Industry


  • More controlled factories than 150
Additional prerequisites:
  • The Soviet Union or Russia is not at war with major power
  • This focus will be pernamently locked once the Soviet Union enters a war against major power.
  • Has not completed focus: Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the collective farms.
Western countries are rapidly implementing new production methods and introducing new technologies. We can not be content with merely keeping pace with them - we must overtake them!
Focus generic combined arms.png Shift To Armaments Production Focus generic industry 2.png Third Five Year Plan or New Project for National Industrialization


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic production2.png Reorganize the PC of Heavy Industry or Reorganize the Ministry of Industry


  • More controlled factories than 130
Additional prerequisites:
  • The Soviet Union or Russia is not at war with major power
  • This focus will be pernamently locked once the Soviet Union enters a war against major power.
  • Has not completed focus: Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the collective farms.
War is brewing. We do not know who will strike first, but sooner or later we will find ourselves under attack. We must prepare for it now, to be ready when the time comes.
Focus generic tank production.png Optimize Production Lines
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan military.pngFive Year Plan by:
      • Factory Output: +2.00%
      • Production Efficiency growth: +5.00%
      • Production Efficiency base: +5.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan military.pngNew Project for National Industrialization by:
      • Factory Output: +2.00%
      • Production Efficiency growth: +5.00%
      • Production Efficiency base: +5.00%
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Production
Focus generic combined arms.png Shift To Armaments Production


  • More controlled factories than 150
Additional prerequisites:
  • The Soviet Union or Russia is not at war with major power
  • This focus will be pernamently locked once the Soviet Union enters a war against major power.
  • Has not completed focus: Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the collective farms.
Other countries have successfully implemented "Fordism" in their factories to maximize production. We must learn from their example.
Focus generic steel.png Steel Casting Industry
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan civilian.pngIdea SOV third five year plan military.pngFive Year Plan by:
      • Factory Output: +5.00%
      • Dockyard Output: +5.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan civilian.pngIdea SOV third five year plan military.pngNew Project for National Industrialization by:
      • Factory Output: +5.00%
      • Dockyard Output: +5.00%
  • Random Owned Controlled State:
  • Random Owned Controlled State:
Requires one of the following:
  • Goal generic production2.png Reorganize the PC of Heavy Industry or Reorganize the Ministry of Industry
  • Focus generic combined arms.png Shift To Armaments Production


Additional prerequisites:
  • The Soviet Union or Russia is not at war with major power
  • This focus will be pernamently locked once the Soviet Union enters a war against major power.
  • Has not completed focus: Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the collective farms.
Our metalurgic industries have been at the forefront of our industrial growth, but they can be pushed even further with the adoption of new production methods.
Focus generic rubber.png Synthetic Rubber Focus generic steel.png Steel Casting Industry


  • Has researched Rubber Processing
  • Has full control of Moscow (219)
  • Requires one of the following:
    • Has full control of Voronezh (260)
    • Has full control of Tula (223)
Additional prerequisites:
  • The Soviet Union or Russia is not at war with major power
  • This focus will be pernamently locked once the Soviet Union enters a war against major power.
  • Has not completed focus: Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the collective farms.
The day will come when we can no longer rely on the import of foreign rubber. When that day comes, we must be prepared to meet our rubber needs with domestic production.
Goal generic oil refinery.png Oil Production
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan civilian.pngIdea SOV third five year plan military.pngFive Year Plan by:
      • Synthetic Oil: +5.00%
      • Fuel Gain from Refineries: +5.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV third five year plan civilian.pngIdea SOV third five year plan military.pngNew Project for National Industrialization by:
      • Synthetic Oil: +5.00%
      • Fuel Gain from Refineries: +5.00%
  • Every owned state:
  • Build a level 1 RailwayRailway from Baku to Tbilisi.
  • Build a level 1 RailwayRailway from Makhachkala to Grozny.
Focus generic steel.png Steel Casting Industry


Additional prerequisites:
  • The Soviet Union or Russia is not at war with major power
  • This focus will be pernamently locked once the Soviet Union enters a war against major power.
  • Has not completed focus: Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the collective farms.
The next logical step in our industral development as well as in our military modernization is to increase motorization. This will require huge stocks of lubricants and fuel. Thankfully, we posess ample reserves of oil that can be used for this if we develop the necessary industries.
Goal generic production.png Restoration and Development
Restoration and Development icon
Restoration and Development
  • Consumer Goods Factories: 5.0%
  • Factory Repair Speed: +10.00%
  • InfrastructureInfrastructure construction speed: +10.00%
Now that the war has ended, we can return to developing our industries in peace and improve the life of our people.
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • New SOV propaganda text icon.pngPropaganda Campaign available: (?)
      • Unlocks Decision: We will Rebuild to Glory!
      • Unlocks Decision: Long Live to Peace!
      • Unlocks Decision: You will Live a Happy Life!
    • Propaganda campaigns require having completed focusFocus generic soviet politics.png Expand the Agitprop’.
  • We will Rebuild to Glory!’:
    • Prerequisites:
      • Has an empty proganda poster slot.
    • Effects for 180 days when decision is selected:
      • Construction Speed: +5.00%
      • Factory Repair Speed: +15.00%
  • Long Live to Peace!’:
    • Prerequisites:
      • Has an empty proganda poster slot.
      • At peace
      • Not:Has entered a war while this campaign was active. Breaking this will cause instability and lock this propaganda campaign forever.
    • Effects for 180 days when decision is selected:
      • Set the rule: NoCan send volunteer forces’.
      • Consumer Goods Factories: -3.0%
      • Weekly StabilityStability: +0.50%
      • Weekly War supportWar support: -0.50%
      • Improve relations opinion: +25.00%
      • Factory Output: -5.00%
      • Justify War goalwar goal time on us: +50.0%
  • You will Live a Happy Life!’:
    • Prerequisites:
      • Has an empty proganda poster slot.
      • Less than 1% surrender progress
    • Effects for 180 days when decision is selected:
      • Consumer Goods Factories: 3.0%
      • Weekly StabilityStability: +1.00%
      • Resistance Decay Speed: +5%
      • Compliance Growth Speed: +5%
      • Damage to Garrisons: +15.00%
Requires one of the following:
  • Goal generic construct civilian.png Industrial Modernization
  • Focus generic tank production.png Optimize Production Lines


  • The Soviet Union or Russia is at peace with the major power that disrupted the Third Five Year Plan.
  • This focus will be auto-completed once the condition is met.
  • Has not completed focus: Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the collective farms.
Now that the war has ended, we can return to developing our industries in peace and improve the life of our people.
Focus generic industry 3.png Fourth Five Year Plan

(Communist name)


A New Beginning (Non-Communist name)

  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV fourth five year plan.pngFive Year Plan by:
      • Consumer Goods Factories: -2.0%
      • Factory Repair Speed: +5.00%
      • Production Efficiency Cap: +5.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea SOV fourth five year plan.pngNew Project for National Industrialization by:
      • Consumer Goods Factories: -2.0%
      • Factory Repair Speed: +5.00%
      • Production Efficiency Cap: +5.00%
Goal generic production.png Restoration and Development


  • More controlled factories than 200
Additional prerequisites:
  • The Soviet Union or Russia is not at war with major power
  • This focus will be pernamently locked once the Soviet Union enters a war against major power.
  • Has not completed focus: Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the collective farms.
It will still take some time before the disruptions of the war have been fully made good, but by setting the right goals, we can already gain some productivity gains.
Focus SOV the comecon.png

Goal anschluss.png

Found the COMECON

(Communist name)


The Common Economic Space Initiative (Non-Communist name)

COMECON icon
COMECON
Consumer Goods Factories: -3%
There are undergoing measures taken by The COMECON.
COMECON icon
COMECON
  • Consumer Goods Factories: -5%
  • Master ideology drift: +0.05%
  • Subject manpower requirement: -100%
  • Extra trade for Overlord: +25%
  • Civilian Industry controlled by overlord: +50%
  • Military Industry controlled by overlord: +50%
  • Freedom gain by trade: -75%
There are undergoing measures taken by The COMECON.
  • The Soviet Union and every Soviet subject joins The COMECON or COMECON Techonology Sharing Principle
  • Unlocks The COMECON Decisions


Common Economic Space icon
Common Economic Space
Consumer Goods Factories: -3%
There are undergoing measures taken by The Common Economic Space.
Common Economic Space icon
Common Economic Space
  • Consumer Goods Factories: -5%
  • Master ideology drift: +0.05%
  • Subject manpower requirement: -100%
  • Extra trade for Overlord: +25%
  • Civilian Industry controlled by overlord: +50%
  • Military Industry controlled by overlord: +50%
  • Freedom gain by trade: -75%
There are undergoing measures taken by The Common Economic Space.
  • Russia and every Russian subject joins The Common Economic Space or Techonological Cooperation Program
  • Unlocks The Common Economic Space Decisions
Focus generic industry 3.png Fourth Five Year Plan or A New Beginning


  • More than 0 Subject nations
  • If current ruling party is CommunismCommunist:
    • Has not completed focus: Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the collective farms.
The war has shown that we need to improve our cooperation and the economic development of our friends and partners. To that end, we will form an organization to coordinate trade and economic development between our nations.

(Communist description)


Growing our economy is easier if we had access to new markets for our goods and to gain the resources our economy needs with fewer barriers to trade. We should form an organisation to promote this. (Non-Communist description)

Goal generic consumer goods.png National Specialists
  • Industrial Concern Cost: -50%
  • Modify the following Industrial Designers by:
    • Stalingrad Tractor Factory.pngStalingrad Tractor Factory:
      • Effective Change:
      • Industrial Research Speed: +10%
      • Consumer Goods Factories: -2.0%
    • Leningrad Industrial Institute.pngLeningrad Industrial Institute:
      • Effective Change:
      • Electronics Research Speed: +10%
      • Supply Consumption: -2.0%
    • Idea SOV soviet railways.pngSoviet Railways:
      • Effective Change:
      • Trains and Railways Research Speed: +10%
      • Mobilization speed: +2.0%
Focus generic industry 1.png Finish the Five Year Plan or Abolish the Five Year Plan


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Focus spa the spanish miracle.png Foreign Experts
Our economic development must primarily be driven by people familiar with the state it is in. Foreigners would take a long time to gain that knowledge, and, perhaps even worse - would take it with them when they leave.
Focus spa the spanish miracle.png Foreign Experts
  • Available as Design Company:
    • Generic industrial concern 2.pngGosproyektstroy (Construction Company)
Focus generic industry 1.png Finish the Five Year Plan or Abolish the Five Year Plan


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic consumer goods.png National Specialists
There are many foreign experts who could teach us a lot about how to improve our economy. Thankfully, many of them are capitalists and can therefore be bought.
Goal generic construct civ factory.png Eastern Development Requires one of the following:
  • Goal generic consumer goods.png National Specialists
  • Focus spa the spanish miracle.png Foreign Experts


  • Requires one of the following:
    • Has full control of Vladivostok (408)
    • Has full control of Khabarovsk (409)
    • Has full control of Irkutsk (566)
    • Has full control of Ulan Ude (564)
The areas of the Far East beyond the Ural mountains offer vast, untapped resources and wide areas for industrial development. We must ensure that they are prepared to power bigger projects.
Goal generic construct civ factory.png Develop the Urals Requires one of the following:
  • Goal generic consumer goods.png National Specialists
  • Focus spa the spanish miracle.png Foreign Experts


  • Requires one of the following:
    • Has full control of Chelyabisnk (572)
    • Has full control of Zlatoust (573)
    • Has full control of Magnitogorsk (582)
    • Has full control of Sverdlovsk (653)
The biggest threat against our nation will probably come from a nation in Europe. By developing the areas beyond the Ural mountains, we will create a reserve of industrial capacity that even the longest-ranged bomber will find difficult to reach.
Focus research.png The USSR Academy of Sciences

(Communist name)


The Imperial Academy Of Sciences (Non-Communist name)

  • Gains 1 Research Slot
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • The Soviet Union joins Soviet Academies of Sciences Joint Program
    • Flag of Estonia Estonia,Flag of Latvia Latvia,Flag of Lithuania Lithuania,Flag of Poland Poland,Flag of Finland Finland,Flag of Mongolia Mongolia,Flag of Tannu Tuva Tannu Tuva* and every Soviet Republic nations*(?)
      • If all of the following are true:
        • current ruling party is CommunistCommunist
        • One of the following must be true:
          • Is a subject of The Soviet Union
          • Is in Faction with The Soviet Union *If is Soviet Republic nations(?)
      • Joins Soviet Academies of Sciences Joint Program
    • The Soviet Union gets the national spirit:
USSR Academy of Sciences icon
USSR Academy of Sciences
  • Research Speed: +1.00%


  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Russia joins Imperial Academies of Sciences Program
    • Flag of Estonia Estonia,Flag of Latvia Latvia,Flag of Lithuania Lithuania,Flag of Poland Poland,Flag of Finland Finland,Flag of Mongolia Mongolia,Flag of Tannu Tuva Tannu Tuva* and every Soviet Republic nations*(?)
      • If all of the following are true:
        • current ruling party is CommunistCommunist
        • One of the following must be true:
          • Is a subject of Russia
          • Is in Faction with Russia *If is Soviet Republic nations(?)
      • Joins Imperial Academies of Sciences Program
    • Russia gets the national spirit:
Imperial Academy of Sciences icon
Imperial Academy of Sciences
  • Research Speed: +1.00%
Requires all of the following:
  • Goal generic construct civ factory.png Eastern Development
  • Goal generic construct civ factory.png Develop the Urals
To remain competitive in the the fields of applied sciences, we must also be on the forefront of the theoretical sciences. We already have a well-established academy of sciences, but with some additional funding, it would provide us with a truly world-class research infrastructure.
Focus research2.png National Academies of Sciences
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Unlocks National Academies of Sciences Decisions
      • allowing us to build Academies of Sciences in allied, puppet or integrated Soviet territories, increasing the research speed bonus provided by National Spirit Generic research bonus.png USSR Academy of Sciences.
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Unlocks National Academies of Sciences Decisions
      • allowing us to build Academies of Sciences in allied, puppet or integrated Imperial territories, increasing the research speed bonus provided by National Spirit Generic research bonus.png Imperial Academy of Sciences.
Focus research.png The USSR Academy of Sciences or A The Imperial Academy Of Sciences Modelling after our own Academy of Sciences, our partner nations should also be encouraged to establish similar institutes in order to boost their own research capabilities.
Focus rocketry.png No Time For Peace
  • 75% Research bonus for: Nuclear Technology and Rocketry Technology.
  • gets the national spirit:
No Time For Peace icon
No Time For Peace
No matter how much we might wish for it, there is little hope for a lasting peace. New weapons and technologies will make war even more devastating than before, and, sadly, we must invest our hard-earned resources to ensure that we can keep pace with our enemies.
Requires all of the following:
  • Focus generic industry 3.png Fourth Five Year Plan or A New Beginning
  • Focus research2.png National Academies of Sciences
No matter how much we might wish for it, there is little hope for a lasting peace. New weapons and technologies will make war even more devastating than before, and, sadly, we must invest our hard-earned resources to ensure that we can keep pace with our enemies.
Goal generic soviet construction.png

Goal generic construction2.png

Transformation of Nature

(Communist icon) (Non-Communist icon)

Transformation of Nature icon
Transformation of Nature
  • Consumer Goods Factories: -3%
  • StabilityStability: +5.00%
  • Max Factories in a State: +10%
With our scientific community pushing the borders of what was previously thought possible, even the largest, most invasive projects are becoming feasible.
Requires all of the following:
  • Focus generic industry 3.png Fourth Five Year Plan or A New Beginning
  • Focus research2.png National Academies of Sciences
With our scientific community pushing the borders of what was previously thought possible, even the largest, most invasive projects are becoming feasible.

Transpolar Flights Branch[edit | edit source]

SOV NF Transpolar Flights.png
Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Goal generic air fighter2.png Transpolar Flights No National Focus Prerequisites Our bravest pilots are just beginning to prove that daring routes across the arctic are possible. By using unexpected shortcuts like these in our planning of aerial warfare, we will be able to surprise the enemy.
Goal generic construct mil factory.png Expand the Aircraft Industry
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngSoviet Airforce by:
      • Aircraft Designer Cost: -25%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngRussian Airforce by:
      • Aircraft Designer Cost: -25%
  • Random Owned Controlled State:
Goal generic air fighter2.png Transpolar Flights


In the wars to come, our air force will have to secure the skies against enemies equipped with the most modern equipment. We must ensure that they not only have comparable planes, but also that they have enough of them.
Goal generic air production.png Modernize Aircraft Facilities
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngSoviet Airforce by:
      • Air Range: +5%
      • Air Agility: +5%
      • Air Fuel Consumption: -5.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngRussian Airforce by:
      • Air Range: +5%
      • Air Agility: +5%
      • Air Fuel Consumption: -5.00%
Goal generic construct mil factory.png Expand the Aircraft Industry The best plane in the world will soon become useless if it has to take off from bumpy runways and be maintained in leaky sheds. To ensure the best possible performance, we must also have the best possible infrastructure.
Focus SOV merge plants.png Merge Aircraft Plants
  • Unlocks Merge Plant Decisions for Aircraft Designers
    • allowing us to merge different plants into active Aircraft Designers to improve its bonuses.
Goal generic air production.png Modernize Aircraft Facilities


  • Not: SOV paranoia text icon.png Political Paranoia is active
While competition between designers creates a natural incentive to constantly improve, it also saps resources on duplicate efforts that we can ill-afford. We should merge our design bureaus to eliminate this waste.
Goal generic build airforce.png Found the Jet Institute
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Jet Technology
Requires all of the following:
  • Focus research.png The USSR Academy of Sciences or A The Imperial Academy Of Sciences
  • Focus SOV merge plants.png Merge Aircraft Plants
The current piston engines can only be pushed so far. Future planes will have to rely on new methods of propulsion. We should found an institute to do research into jet engines to ensure that we will not be overtaken by foreign developments.
Focus SOV flying clubs.png Foster Flying Clubs
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngSoviet Airforce by:
      • Ace generation chance: +25.00%
      • Air Wing Training Experience Gain: +10%
      • Air Accidents Chance: -25.0%
      • Bad Weather Penalty: -10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngRussian Airforce by:
      • Ace generation chance: +25.00%
      • Air Wing Training Experience Gain: +10%
      • Air Accidents Chance: -25.0%
      • Bad Weather Penalty: -10.00%
  • Air experienceAir experience: +25
Goal generic air fighter2.png Transpolar Flights New pilots are expensive to train if they have never seen a plane before they start training. But many young people are fascinated by flying, and with some support, could grow into very capable pilots that could pick up the finer points of air combat very quickly if they already know the basics of piloting an aircraft.
Focus SOV women in aviation.png Women in Aviation
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngSoviet Airforce by:
      • Ace generation chance: +25.00%
      • Air Wing Training Experience Gain: +5%
      • Air Wing Mission Experience Gain: +5%
      • Bad Weather Penalty: -5.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngRussian Airforce by:
      • Ace generation chance: +25.00%
      • Air Wing Training Experience Gain: +5%
      • Air Wing Mission Experience Gain: +5%
      • Bad Weather Penalty: -5.00%
  • Air experienceAir experience: +25
  • set the rule: Yes Women in your country are allowed to become military pilots.
Focus SOV flying clubs.png Foster Flying Clubs


  • One of the following must be true:
    • Has completed focus: Focus SOV the path of marxism leninism.png The Path of Marxism Leninism
    • Has completed focus: Focus SOV womens fascist movement.png Women's Fascist Movement
In the past, backwards elements in society have declared flying to be a man's field. However, women around the world have ignored this and have shown that they are every bit as good as their male colleagues. We should encourage our women to try their hand at flying, to select the most capable pilots among them.
Goal generic CAS.png Raskova's Aviation Group

(Communist name)


First All-Female Imperial Aviation Group (Non-Communist name)

  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngSoviet Airforce by:
      • Air Wing Experience loss when killed: -10%
      • Night-time strategic boming penalty: -10.00%
      • Night Operations Penalty: -20.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngRussian Airforce by:
      • Air Wing Experience loss when killed: -10%
      • Night-time strategic boming penalty: -10.00%
      • Night Operations Penalty: -20.00%
  • The Tactical bomber.png588.Night Bomber Regiment, Strategic bomber.png587.Bomber Regiment and Fighter c.png586.Air Defense Fighter Regiment become active in Moscow (?)
  • Tactical bomber.png 588.Night Bomber Regiment
    • Ace pilot: Yevdokiya 'Witch' Bershanskaya
    • Skill: TAC Ace
    • Aircraft: 40 Ilyushin-DB3 (Interwar Bomber)
  • Strategic bomber.png 587.Bomber Regiment
    • Ace pilot: Marina 'The Founder' Raskova
    • Skill: Strategic Bomber Ace
    • Aircraft: 40 Pe-8 (Strategic Bomber I)
  • Fighter c.png 586.Air Defense Fighter Regiment
    • Ace pilot: Lidiya 'White Rose of Stalingrad' Litvyak
    • Skill: Fighter Ace
    • Aircraft: 40 I-16 (Fighter I)
Focus SOV women in aviation.png Women in Aviation


  • Any enemy country:
    • Is considered a major
  • Has full control of Moscow (219)
Marina Raskova has proven herself an extremely capable navigator and pilot. With our resources stretched thin in the current war, we can't afford to let someone as experienced as her sit by the sidelines. We should give her the resources to raise a number of aviation units to support the struggle.

(Communist description)


We have extremely capable women navigators and pilots. With our resources stretched thin in the current war, we can't afford to let such experienced people sit by the sidelines. We should raise a number of all-female aviation units to support the struggle. (Non-Communist description)

Focus generic military academy.png Expand Aviation Institutes
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngSoviet Airforce by:
      • Air Wing Experience loss when killed: -15%
      • Air Wing Training Experience Gain: +5%
      • Air Accidents Chance: -25.0%
      • Bad Weather Penalty: -10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngRussian Airforce by:
      • Air Wing Experience loss when killed: -15%
      • Air Wing Training Experience Gain: +5%
      • Air Accidents Chance: -25.0%
      • Bad Weather Penalty: -10.00%
Requires one of the following:
  • Goal generic construct mil factory.png Expand the Aircraft Industry
  • Focus SOV flying clubs.png Foster Flying Clubs
The biggest bottleneck to increasing the size of our air force is our capacity for pilot training. By expanding our pilot schools, we will lay the foundation for a bigger and more competent air force.
Focus generic aircraft production.png Increase Aircraft Production
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngSoviet Airforce by:
      • Air Accidents Chance: +5.0%
      • All types of aircraft: Production Cost.png Production Cost: -5.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngRussian Airforce by:
      • Air Accidents Chance: +5.0%
      • All types of aircraft: Production Cost.png Production Cost: -5.00%
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Light Aircraft
Goal generic construct mil factory.png Expand the Aircraft Industry


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic air doctrine.png Intensify Pilot Training Program


  • Not: SOV paranoia text icon.png Political Paranoia is active
There has been an overemphasis on safety lately, which has started to negatively affect the production numbers of new airplanes. We could save a significant amount of resources by eliminating the most excessive safety systems, while still maintaining a very safe and capable air force.
Goal generic air doctrine.png Intensify Pilot Training Program
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngSoviet Airforce by:
      • Ace generation chance: +15%
      • Air Wing Experience loss when killed: -15%
      • Air Accidents Chance: -25.0%
      • Night Operations Penalty: -10.00%
      • Bad Weather Penalty: -15.00%
      • Air Fuel Consumption: +10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngRussian Airforce by:
      • Ace generation chance: +15%
      • Air Wing Experience loss when killed: -15%
      • Air Accidents Chance: -25.0%
      • Night Operations Penalty: -10.00%
      • Bad Weather Penalty: -15.00%
      • Air Fuel Consumption: +10.00%
  • Air experienceAir experience: +50
Focus SOV flying clubs.png Foster Flying Clubs


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Focus generic aircraft production.png Increase Aircraft Production


  • Not: SOV paranoia text icon.png Political Paranoia is active
To be competitve, our Air Force must be able to fly and fight in all circumstances. The best way to achieve this is to train our pilots to the very highest standard. What we might lack in numbers or technical sophistication we will make up with sheer skill.
Goal generic air fighter.png Ground Support
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngSoviet Airforce by:
      • Ground support: +10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngRussian Airforce by:
      • Ground support: +10.00%
  • 2x 75% Research bonus for: Fighter models and Close Air Support models
Requires one of the following:
  • Focus generic aircraft production.png Increase Aircraft Production
  • Goal generic air doctrine.png Intensify Pilot Training Program


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic air bomber.png Long Range Aircraft
The primary mission of our air force must be the support of our ground forces. This fundamental fact must inform every decision made.
Goal generic air bomber.png Long Range Aircraft
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngSoviet Airforce by:
      • Strategic bombing visibility: -10%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngRussian Airforce by:
      • Strategic bombing visibility: -10%
  • 2x 75% Research bonus for: Heavy Fighter Models, Tactical Bomber models and Strategic Bomber models
Requires one of the following:
  • Focus generic aircraft production.png Increase Aircraft Production
  • Goal generic air doctrine.png Intensify Pilot Training Program


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic air fighter.png Ground Support
Technology has advanced to the point where our bombers can reach every point in the enemy's homeland and can destroy their capacity for making war in short order. The army exists primarily to hold the line until this is accomplished.
Goal generic CAS.png The Modern War In the Skies
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngSoviet Airforce by:
      • Air Mission Efficiency: +10.0%
      • Night Operations Penalty: -10.0%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic air research.pngRussian Airforce by:
      • Air Mission Efficiency: +10.0%
      • Night Operations Penalty: -10.0%
  • Air experienceAir experience: +50
Requires one of the following:
  • Goal generic air fighter.png Ground Support
  • Goal generic air bomber.png Long Range Aircraft
Aerial Warfare has come a long way since the days of biplanes duelling over the trenches. Today, it is industrial in nature, with a high operational tempo to maintain pressure on the enemy around the clock. We must acknowledge this fact and plan accordingly.
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Expand the Red Fleet Branch[edit | edit source]

SOV NF Expand the Red Fleet.png
Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Goal generic build navy.png Expand the Red Fleet

(Communist name)


Expand the Russian Fleet (Democratic name)


Expand the Imperial Fleet (Non-Aligned/Fascist name)

No National Focus Prerequisites The Red Fleet is pathetically weak compared to the navies of the imperialist powers. We must make its expansion a national priority!

(Communist description)


The Russian Fleet is pathetically weak compared to the navies of other major powers. We must make its expansion a national priority! (Democratic description)


The Imperial Fleet is pathetically weak compared to the navies of other major powers. We must make its expansion a national priority! (Non-Aligned / Fascist description)

Focus SOV reinforce western naval bases.png Reinforce Western Naval Bases
  • If has full control of Uusimaa (111):
  • If has full control of Harju (812):
  • If has full control of Riga (808):
  • If has full control of Žemaitija (189):
Goal generic build navy.png Expand the Red Fleet or Expand the Russian Fleet or Expand the Imperial Fleet


  • Leningrad (195): Owned and controlled by Soviet Union or Russia
The Baltic Fleet is very exposed in its bases. We should invest some resources into protecting its anchorages and improve its repair capacities.
Focus SOV reinforce northern naval bases.png Reinforce Northern Naval Bases Goal generic build navy.png Expand the Red Fleet or Expand the Russian Fleet or Expand the Imperial Fleet


  • One of the following must be true:
    • Murmansk (213): Owned and controlled by Soviet Union or Russia
    • Arkhangelsk (214): Owned and controlled by Soviet Union or Russia
Despite being located north of the Arctic circle, Murmansk is ironically our only port that remains ice-free the entire year and has access to the open oceans. We should develop it further to allow better access to the rest of the world.
Focus SOV reinforce southern naval bases.png Reinforce Southern Naval Bases Goal generic build navy.png Expand the Red Fleet or Expand the Russian Fleet or Expand the Imperial Fleet


  • One of the following must be true:
    • Odessa (192): Owned and controlled by Soviet Union or Russia
    • Crimea (137): Owned and controlled by Soviet Union or Russia
    • Rostov (218): Owned and controlled by Soviet Union or Russia
    • Krasnodar (234): Owned and controlled by Soviet Union or Russia
The Black Sea might look like a secondary theater. But if we lose control over it, we will open up our entire southern territories up to enemy invasion, as happened in the Crimean War. We must not let this happen again, and should strengthen the naval bases in the region.
Focus SOV reinforce eastern naval bases.png Reinforce Eastern Naval Bases Goal generic build navy.png Expand the Red Fleet or Expand the Russian Fleet or Expand the Imperial Fleet


  • One of the following must be true:
    • Vladivostok (408): Owned and controlled by Soviet Union or Russia
    • Khabarovsk (409): Owned and controlled by Soviet Union or Russia
Even after the humiliation of 1905, the Japanese have not stopped making noises about encroaching on our territories. We must be ready for war against them, and that means strengthening our naval bases in the region.
Goal generic construct naval dockyard.png Expand Shipbuilding Plants
Requires one of the following:
  • Focus SOV reinforce western naval bases.png Reinforce Western Naval Bases
  • Focus SOV reinforce northern naval bases.png Reinforce Northern Naval Bases
  • Focus SOV reinforce southern naval bases.png Reinforce Southern Naval Bases
  • Focus SOV reinforce eastern naval bases.png Reinforce Eastern Naval Bases
Our geography forces us to have widely spread out shipyards to support our various fleets. Any attempt at increasing our shipbuilding capacity therefore has to be spread out as well.
Focus SOV merge plants.png Merge Naval Plants
  • Unlocks Merge Plant Decisions for Naval Designers
    • allowing us to merge different plants into active Naval Designers to improve its bonuses.
Goal generic construct naval dockyard.png Expand Shipbuilding Plants


  • Not: SOV paranoia text icon.png Political Paranoia is active
Naval construction and ship design is a time-consuming process, in which excessive competition is simply inefficient. We should merge our design bureaus to eliminate this waste of effort.
Goal generic navy cruiser.png PC of the USSR Navy

(Communist name)


Ministry of the Russian Navy (Non-Communist name)

The Red Fleet icon
The Red Fleet
  • Naval Equipment Refitting Cost: -5%
  • Ship Repair Speed: +5%
The Russian Fleet icon
The Russian Fleet
  • Naval Equipment Refitting Cost: -5%
  • Ship Repair Speed: +5%
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Ship modules
Goal generic build navy.png Expand the Red Fleet or Expand the Russian Fleet or Expand the Imperial Fleet With our Navy becoming more modern and more capable, it is time to recognize it as a combat arm that is equal to the Army in importance. The first step is to allow the Navy to form an administration separate from the Army.
Focus generic destroyer.png Surface Warfare
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic navy bonus.pngThe Red Fleet by:
      • Screen: Production Cost.png Production Cost: -10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic navy bonus.pngThe Russian Fleet by:
      • Screen: Production Cost.png Production Cost: -10.00%
  • Navy experienceNavy experience: +15
  • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Destroyer models
Goal generic navy cruiser.png PC of the USSR Navy or Ministry of the Russian Navy


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic navy submarine.png Submarine Warfare
Capital ships require a significant investment of time and resources, and often end up being obsolete before they are even finished building. Smaller vessels can be built much faster and consequently can keep pace with technological developments much easier. We should focus on developing our light forces as the primary arm of naval warfare.
Focus generic cruiser2.png Offensive Maritime Strategy
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic navy bonus.pngThe Red Fleet by:
      • Capital Ship: Production Cost.png Production Cost: -10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic navy bonus.pngThe Russian Fleet by:
      • Capital Ship: Production Cost.png Production Cost: -10.00%
  • Navy experienceNavy experience: +25
  • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Heavy Cruiser models and Light Cruiser models
  • If DLC Man the GunsMan the Guns is not enabled:
    • 1x 300% Research bonus for: Battlecruiser models
  • If DLC Man the GunsMan the Guns is enabled: (?)
  • Create a variant of Kronshtadt Class: Kronshtadt Class
  • Add a productions of 1936 Heavy Ship Hull (50%)
  • Add a productions of 1936 Heavy Ship Hull (35%)
Focus generic destroyer.png Surface Warfare


  • If DLC Man the GunsMan the Guns is enabled:
    • Has researched 1936 Heavy Ship Hull
We can not afford to sit back and wait for the enemy to come to us. We must take the initiative and attack the enemy wherever we can.
Goal generic navy submarine.png Submarine Warfare
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic navy bonus.pngThe Red Fleet by:
      • Submarine: Production Cost.png Production Cost: -10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic navy bonus.pngThe Russian Fleet by:
      • Submarine: Production Cost.png Production Cost: -10.00%
  • Navy experienceNavy experience: +15
  • 1x 100% Research bonus for: Submarine models
Goal generic navy cruiser.png PC of the USSR Navy or Ministry of the Russian Navy


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Focus generic destroyer.png Surface Warfare
Submarines offer significant advantages in naval combat. A well-designed modern submarine is practically undetectable before it fires its torpedoes, potentially crippling a capital ship many times its size and cost. We should focus on devloping these vessels as the main offensive power of our navy.
Goal generic navy anti submarine.png Long Range Raiders
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic navy bonus.pngThe Red Fleet by:
      • Submarine: Production Cost.png Production Cost: -10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic navy bonus.pngThe Russian Fleet by:
      • Submarine: Production Cost.png Production Cost: -10.00%
  • Navy experienceNavy experience: +25
  • 1x 2.0 years of ahead of time penalty reduction for: Submarine models
  • If DLC Man the GunsMan the Guns is enabled: (?)
  • Add technology: Cruiser Submarine Hull
  • Create a variant of K Class: K Class
  • Add a productions of Cruiser Submarine (35%)
  • Add a productions of Cruiser Submarine (35%)
  • If Series V Shchuka (Submarine II) technology has been researched:
    • Add a productions of Series V Shchuka (35%)
    • Add a productions of Series V Shchuka (35%)
  • Otherwise:
    • Add a productions of AG Class (35%)
    • Add a productions of AG Class (35%
Goal generic navy submarine.png Submarine Warfare With the distance from our naval bases to the main shipping lanes, our current submarines will find difficult to reach the rich hunting grounds. We should develop longer-ranged submarines to ensure we can attack our enemies where it hurts the most.
Goal generic navy battleship.png An Oceangoing Navy
  • Navy experienceNavy experience: +25
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Battleship models
  • If DLC Man the GunsMan the Guns is not enabled:
    • 1x 300% Research bonus for: Super Heavy Battleship Models
  • If DLC Man the GunsMan the Guns is enabled: (?)
  • If Super Heavy Battleship Hull technology has not been researched:
    • Add technology: Super Heavy Battleship Hull
  • Create a variant of Sovetsky Soyuz Class: Sovetsky Soyuz Class
  • Add a productions of Super Heavy Battleship Hull (50%)
  • Add a productions of Super Heavy Battleship Hull (25%)
  • Add a productions of Super Heavy Battleship Hull (25%)
Requires one of the following:
  • Focus generic destroyer.png Surface Warfare
  • Goal generic navy submarine.png Submarine Warfare


  • Not: SOV paranoia text icon.png Political Paranoia is active
  • If DLC Man the GunsMan the Guns is enabled:
    • Has researched 1936 Heavy Ship Hull
Although the Union encompasses a greater land area than any nation on the planet, the oceans of the world are yet to be ruled by our ships. Heavily armored battleships will be a part of our future ocean going fleet.
Focus generic mine warfare.png Mine Warfare
Mine Warfare icon
Mine Warfare
  • Naval minelaying efficiency: +10%
  • Naval minesweeping efficiency: +10%
  • Naval mines damage: +5%
  • Chance to hit naval mine: -5.00%
It is uneconomic to try and defend our entire coastline with ships. By laying minefields in strategic locations we can deter or at least damage any enemy fleet trying to close to our coasts.
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Mine Warfare Technologies
Requires one of the following:
  • Focus generic destroyer.png Surface Warfare
  • Goal generic navy submarine.png Submarine Warfare
It is uneconomic to try and defend our entire coastline with ships. By laying minefields in strategic locations we can deter or at least damage any enemy fleet trying to close to our coasts.
Goal generic navy doctrines tactics.png Advanced Maneuvers
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic navy bonus.pngThe Red Fleet by:
      • Fleet Coordination: +10%
      • Visibility: -5.00%
      • Screening Efficiency: +10.0%
      • Positioning: +10.0%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic navy bonus.pngThe Russian Fleet by:
      • Fleet Coordination: +10%
      • Visibility: -5.00%
      • Screening Efficiency: +10.0%
      • Positioning: +10.0%
  • Navy experienceNavy experience: +50
Requires all of the following:
  • Goal generic construct naval dockyard.png Expand Shipbuilding Plants
  • Goal generic navy battleship.png An Oceangoing Navy
Having large and modern ships is pointless if their crews have no idea of how to use them. We must institute regular, large-scale naval exercises to train our crews and officers in modern naval warfare.
Goal generic navy carrier.png Expand the Morskaya Aviatsiya
  • If 1944 Carrier Hull technology has been researched:
    • Create a variant of Project 71 Class: Project 71 Class
    • Add a productions of 1944 Carrier Hull (45%)
  • Otherwise:
  • If 1940 Carrier Hull technology has been researched:
    • Create a variant of Project 71 Class: Project 71 Class
    • Add a productions of 1940 Carrier Hull (45%)
  • Otherwise:
  • If 1936 Carrier Hull technology has been researched:
    • Create a variant of Project 71 Class: Project 71 Class
    • Add a productions of 1936 Carrier Hull (45%)
  • Otherwise:
    • If Deck Conversions technology has not been researched:
      • Add technology: Deck Conversions
    • Create a variant of Project 71 Class: Project 71 Class
    • Add a productions of Converted Cruiser Hull (45%)
  • If Project 72 (Carrier IV) technology has been researched:
    • Add a productions of Project 72 (45%)
  • Otherwise:
  • If Project 71B (Carrier III) technology has been researched:
    • Add a productions of Project 71B (45%)
  • Otherwise:
  • If Krasnyi Vozdukh (Carrier II) technology has been researched:
    • Add a productions of Krasnyi Vozdukh (45%)
  • Otherwise:
  • If Ismail Class (Carrier I) technology has not been researched:
    • Add technology: early_carrier or Ismail Class (Carrier I)
  • Add a productions of Ismail Class (45%)
Requires all of the following:
  • Goal generic navy doctrines tactics.png Advanced Maneuvers
  • Requires one of the following:
    • Focus generic aircraft production.png Increase Aircraft Production
    • Goal generic air doctrine.png Intensify Pilot Training Program
Airplanes have already changed the nature of land warfare dramatically. In the future, they will pose significant dangers to even the most modern surface ships. We should ensure that we will always have a modern naval aviation arm to support our other vessels.
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Found the PCDI Branch[edit | edit source]

SOV NF Found the PCDI Strengthen the Mobilization Plan.png
Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Goal generic defence.png Found the PCDI

(Communist name)


Found the Ministry of Defense Industry (Non-Communist name)

Defense Industry icon
Defense Industry
  • Civilian to Military Factory conversion cost: -20.00%
  • Production Efficiency Retention: -10.00%
  • Production Efficiency Cap: +5.00%
  • Production Efficiency growth: -5.00%
No National Prerequisites Our Armaments industry has grown very large, and now requires a dedicated government office to coordinate if it is to grow even further. We shall establish the People's Commissariat of Defense Industry.

(Communist description)


Our Armaments industry has grown very large, and now requires a dedicated government office to coordinate if it is to grow even further. We shall establish a Ministry of Defense Industry. (Non-Communist description)

Goal generic production2.png PC of Mechanical Engineering

(Communist name)


Ministry of Mechanical Engineering (Non-Communist name)

Defense Industry icon
Defense Industry
  • Effective Change:
  • Production Efficiency Cap: +5.00%
  • Production Efficiency growth: -5.00%
Goal generic defence.png Found the PCDI or Found the Ministry of Defense Industry


  • Has full control of Moscow (219)
Our industry has become capable of creating increasingly large and complex machine tools and other heavy machines, to the point where it would be justified to form a separate government entity to coordinate these projects.
Focus generic tank production.png Superior War Machines
Defense Industry icon
Defense Industry
  • Effective Change:
  • Tank Designer Cost: -25%
  • 2x 75% Research bonus for: Armor technology
  • If DLC Generic acquire tanks.pngNo Step Back is enabled:
    • Create a variant of T-34:T-34
Goal generic production2.png PC of Mechanical Engineering or Ministry of Mechanical Engineering


  • If DLC Generic acquire tanks.pngNo Step Back is enabled:
    • Has researched Improved Medium Tank Chassis
  • If DLC Generic acquire tanks.pngNo Step Back is not enabled:
    • Has researched T-34 (Medium Tank II)
Tanks and armored vehicles have developed significantly over the past decade. With a large armaments industry to produce and supply them, we can create superior vehicles and employ them in mass against the enemy.
Goal generic army artillery.png Soviet Artillery

(Communist name)


Russian Artillery (Non-Communist name)

  • Reduce ahead of time penalty by 2.0 years and give a 75% research bonus. Valid for the next 2 researches of these technologies: Support Artillery
  • Chelyabinsk (572) or Random Owned Controlled State:
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
Soviet Artillery icon
Soviet Artillery
Today's wars are won through the scientific application of firepower in the right spots. We will focus our efforts on developing not just better guns, but also how to employ them in as effective a manner as possible.
Russian Artillery icon
Russian Artillery
Today's wars are won through the scientific application of firepower in the right spots. We will focus our efforts on developing not just better guns, but also how to employ them in as effective a manner as possible.
  • If DLC Generic acquire tanks.pngNo Step Back is enabled:
    • Create a variant of SU-85:SU-85
    • Create a variant of SU-122:SU-122
Focus generic tank production.png Superior War Machines Today's wars are won through the scientific application of firepower in the right spots. We will focus our efforts on developing not just better guns, but also how to employ them in as effective a manner as possible.
Goal generic occupy start war.png PC of Mortar Armament

(Communist name)


Ministry of Mortar Armament (Non-Communist name)

Defense Industry icon
Defense Industry
  • Effective Change:
  • Breakthrough: +5.00%
  • Artillery Defense: +5.0%
Goal generic production2.png PC of Mechanical Engineering or Ministry of Mechanical Engineering


  • Has full control of Moscow (219)
The humble mortar is quickly becoming the main form of indirect fire support for our units. We must therefore endeavour to produce as many mortars of all sizes as possible, and form a government agency whose only purpose is to do just that.
Goal generic military sphere.png The Means to Wage War
Defense Industry icon
Defense Industry
  • Effective Change:
  • Materiel Designer Cost: -25%
  • 2x 75% Research bonus for: Support technology
Goal generic production2.png PC of Mechanical Engineering or Ministry of Mechanical Engineering While the planes, guns and tanks in the army often attract the highest attention and look best on parades, the common soldier cares a lot more about the quality of his rifle and the comfortability of his boots. We have to acknowledge that these things are at least as important to waging war as any fighter plane or heavy howitzer.
Goal generic army tanks.png Development of Tankograd
Defense Industry icon
Defense Industry
  • Effective Change:
  • Land Equipment Experience Cost: -10%
Goal generic military sphere.png The Means to Wage War


  • More controlled factories than 150
Our country stretches over vast distances, which make it impractical to ship sub-components from factory to factory. We should instead integrate our tank factories vertically - steel goes in on one end, finished tanks come out the other end.
Focus SOV merge plants.png Merge Tank and Materiel Plants
  • Unlocks Merge Plant Decisions for Tank and Materiel Designers
    • allowing us to merge different plants into active Tank and Materiel Designers to improve its bonuses.
Requires one of the following:
  • Goal generic army artillery.png Soviet Artillery or Russian Artillery
  • Goal generic occupy start war.png PC of Mortar Armament or Ministry of Mortar Armament
  • Goal generic army tanks.png Development of Tankograd


  • Not: SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active
Tanks and artillery is probably the best suited for mass-production, making use of economy of scale. We should therefore force a consolidation of tank and material producers to capitalize on this.
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Military Engineering University Sub-branch[edit | edit source]

Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Focus generic military academy.png Military Engineering University
Defense Industry icon
Defense Industry
  • Effective Change:
  • Max Entrenchment: +5.0%
  • Land fortLand fort construction speed: +5.00%
  • Coastal fortCoastal fort construction speed: +5.00%
Requires all of the following:
  • Goal generic defence.png Found the PCDI or Found the Ministry of Defense Industry
  • Focus SOV mobilization plan.png Strengthen the Mobilization Plan
While many are proclaiming the end of trench warfare following the development of the tank and airplane, it is clear that military engineering still has a place on the modern battlefield. We should form an institute to study modern methods of constructing modern field fortifications.
Focus research.png Leningrad Polytechnical Institute

(Standard name)


[195.city name] Polytechnical Institute (Change by City name)

  • Gains 1 Research Slot
Requires all of the following:
  • Goal generic military sphere.png The Means to Wage War
  • Focus generic military academy.png Military Engineering University
As our foremost engineering school, the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute has long provided our country with engineers and industrial designers. We should expand it further to ensure that we will always have the best people available to fill any new positions in our growing industries.

(Standard description) (?)

As our foremost engineering school, the [195.city name] Polytechnical Institute has long provided our country with engineers and industrial designers. We should expand it further to ensure that we will always have the best people available to fill any new positions in our growing industries. (Change by City name description)

Focus wonderweapons.png Soviet Atomic Bomb Project

(Communist name)


Russian Atomic Bomb Project (Non-Communist name)

  • Reduce ahead of time penalty by 1.0 years and give a 100% research bonus. Valid for the next 1 researches of these technologies: Nuclear Technology


Soviet Atomic Bomb Project icon
Soviet Atomic Bomb Project
  • Operative slots: +1
We know that scientists in other countries are hard at work to develop methods to turn the most fundamental forces in the universe into a new form of weapon. While we are behind, we can use their work to advance our own, and ensure the parity of destruction remains.
Russian Atomic Bomb Project icon
Russian Atomic Bomb Project
  • Operative slots: +1
We know that scientists in other countries are hard at work to develop methods to turn the most fundamental forces in the universe into a new form of weapon. While we are behind, we can use their work to advance our own, and ensure the parity of destruction remains.
  • Unlocks operations to infiltrate the atomic programs of major countries. (Requires having built an Intelligence Agency)
Focus research.png Leningrad Polytechnical Institute or [195.city name] Polytechnical Institute


  • Has built at least 7 Academies of Sciences
  • Is fully independent
We know that scientists in other countries are hard at work to develop methods to turn the most fundamental forces in the universe into a new form of weapon. While we are behind, we can use their work to advance our own, and ensure the parity of destruction remains.
Goal generic construct civilian.png Move Industry To the Urals


Focus generic military academy.png Military Engineering University


  • Has full control of Moscow (219)
  • At least 120 of Train in Stockpile
  • One of the following must be true:
    • More than 85% World tensionWorld tension
    • Any enemy country:
      • All of the following must be true:
        • Is considered a major
        • Capital State: Is in Europe
War has come to us, and the homeland is under threat. While our forces will fight to the last bullet without giving a foot of ground, we can not ensure that this will be enough, given the forces arrayed against us. We must evacuate factories to safety before they are overrun.
Focus SOV the road of life.png The Road of Life
The Road of Life icon
The Road of Life
  • Winter Attrition: -15.0%
  • Non-Combat Out of Supply Penalties: -10.0%
  • Supply Range: +10%
With several of our cities threatened and under siege, we must focus on getting the fighting forces in those places the support they need to hold out, whatever the cost may be.
Requires all of the following:
  • Focus research.png Leningrad Polytechnical Institute or [195.city name] Polytechnical Institute
  • Goal generic construct civilian.png Move Industry To the Urals


  • One of the following must be true: (?)
    • Leningrad or Moscow or Stalingrad or Crimea or Kiev:
      • Controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
      • Any neighbor state:
        • Owned by The Soviet Union or Russia
        • Not fully controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
  • Full Request:
  • One of the following must be true:
    • Leningrad (195):
      • Controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
      • Any neighbor state:
        • Owned by The Soviet Union or Russia
        • Not fully controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
    • Moscow (219):
      • Controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
      • Any neighbor state:
        • Owned by The Soviet Union or Russia
        • Not fully controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
    • Stalingrad (217):
      • Controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
      • Any neighbor state:
        • Owned by The Soviet Union or Russia
        • Not fully controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
    • Crimea (137):
      • Controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
      • Any neighbor state:
        • Owned by The Soviet Union or Russia
        • Not fully controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
    • Kiev (202):
      • Controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
      • Any neighbor state:
        • Owned by The Soviet Union or Russia
        • Not fully controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
With several of our cities threatened and under siege, we must focus on getting the fighting forces in those places the support they need to hold out, whatever the cost may be.
Goal generic construct military.png Improve the Stalin Line

(Communist name)


Strengthen the Western Defensive Line (Non-Communist name)

  • Pskov:
  • Nevel:
  • Vitebsk:
  • Minsk:
  • Kiev:
  • Cherkasy:
  • Balta-Tiraspol:
  • Odessa:
Focus generic military academy.png Military Engineering University


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic construct military.png The Molotov Line or The Trotsky Line or The Bukharin Line or The Tsar Line


  • One of the following must be true:
    • Has full control of Pskov (209)
    • Has full control of Nevel (210)
    • Has full control of Vitebsk (207)
    • Has full control of Minsk (206)
    • Has full control of Kiev (202)
    • Has full control of Cherkasy (203)
    • Has full control of Balta-Tiraspol (834)
    • Has full control of Odessa (192)
Our western border is far too long to fortify in its entirety. But we can build a set of fortifications that funnels any enemy attack into predictable areas, where we can easily counter-attack them with massed forces.
Goal generic construct military.png The Molotov Line

(Centre-Communist name)


The Trotsky Line (Left-Communist name)


The Bukharin Line (Right-Communist name)


The Tsar Line (Non-Communist name)

  • Flag of Lithuania Lithuanian states under our control:
    • If has full control of Memel (188):
    • If has not full control of Memel (188) but has full control of Zemaitija (189):
      • Zemaitija (189):
    • If has full control of Suduva (814):
  • Flag of poland Polish states under our control:
    • If has full control of Bialystok (97):
    • If has full control of Polesie (94):
    • If has full control of Wolyn (93):
    • If has full control of Lwow (91):
    • If has full control of Stanislawow (89):
  • Flag of romania Romanian states under our control:
    • If has full control of Bucovina (80):
    • If has full control of Bessarabia (78):
    • If has full control of Southern Bessarabia (766):
Focus generic military academy.png Military Engineering University


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic construct military.png Improve the Stalin Line or Strengthen the Western Defensive Line


  • One of the following must be true:
    • Has full control of Memel (188)
    • Has full control of Žemaitija (189)
    • Has full control of Sūduva (814)
    • Has full control of Białystok (97)
    • Has full control of Polesie (94)
    • Has full control of Wołyn (93)
    • Has full control of Lwów (91)
    • Has full control of Stanisławów (89)
    • Has full control of Bucovina (80)
    • Has full control of Bessarabia (78)
    • Has full control of Southern Bessarabia (766)
The recent changes to the political geography of Europe have moved our western border quite a bit further west. Any old fortification plans are outdated. We must create a new line along our new borders to slow down any enemy attack until we can mobilize our forces for a counter-attack.
Goal generic construct military.png Far East Fortification Focus generic military academy.png Military Engineering University


  • One of the following must be true:
    • Has full control of Chita (563)
    • Has full control of Amur (561)
    • Has full control of Birobidzhan (657)
    • Has full control of Khabarovsk (409)
    • Has full control of Vladivostok (408)
Ever since the war with Japan in 1905, we have kept a weary eye on the region. It is no secret that elements of the Japanese military look at our far-eastern holdings with unashamed greed. We must prepare for a confrontation in that region, and have to take steps to slow down any enemy attack to gain time to deploy forces from western Russia into the region.
Focus SOV the defense of moscow.png The Defense of Moscow Requires one of the following:
  • Goal generic construct civilian.png Move Industry To the Urals
  • Goal generic construct military.png Improve the Stalin Line or Strengthen the Western Defensive Line
  • Goal generic construct military.png The Molotov Line or The Trotsky Line or The Bukharin Line or The Tsar Line


  • Moscow (219):
    • Controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
    • One of the following must be true:
      • Any neighbor state:
        • Not controlled by The Soviet Union or Russia
      • More than 10% surrender progress
The enemy is standing on the gates of Moscow. This is the place to make our stand and throw them into retreat and into defeat, like we did with Napoleon!
Goal generic fortify city.png Impregnable Forts
  • Leningrad:
    • Add 1 Anti-airAnti-air
    • Add 3 Land fortLand fort in 2 province in the state.
    • Add 3 Coastal fortCoastal fort in 2 province in the state.
    • Add Modifier Improved secondary battery.pngKrasnaya Gorka Battery:
      • Entrenchment speed: +25.0%
      • Division Defense: +10.0%
      • Max Entrenchment: +10.0%
      • Encirclement penalty: -15.0%
      • Damage Reduction Against CAS: +10.0%
  • Luga:
    • Add 1 Anti-airAnti-air
    • Add 3 Land fortLand fort in a province in the state.
    • Add 3 Coastal fortCoastal fort in a province in the state.
    • Add Modifier Improved secondary battery.pngSeraya Loshad Battery:
      • Entrenchment speed: +25.0%
      • Division Defense: +10.0%
      • Max Entrenchment: +10.0%
      • Encirclement penalty: -15.0%
      • Damage Reduction Against CAS: +10.0%
  • Crimea:
    • Add 1 Anti-airAnti-air
    • Add 3 Land fortLand fort in a province in the state.
    • Add 3 Coastal fortCoastal fort in a province in the state.
    • Add Modifier Improved secondary battery.pngArmored Battery 35:
      • Entrenchment speed: +25.0%
      • Division Defense: +10.0%
      • Max Entrenchment: +10.0%
      • Encirclement penalty: -15.0%
      • Damage Reduction Against CAS: +10.0%
Requires one of the following:
  • Goal generic construct civilian.png Move Industry To the Urals
  • Goal generic construct military.png Improve the Stalin Line or Strengthen the Western Defensive Line
  • Goal generic construct military.png The Molotov Line or The Trotsky Line or The Bukharin Line or The Tsar Line


  • One of the following must be true:
    • Has full control of Leningrad (195)
    • Has full control of Luga (208)
    • Has full control of Crimea (137)
Soviet engineering is now able to create truely fearsome fortifications, easily capable of standing up to even the heaviest bombardment and nearly impossible to take in an assault. With extensive stocks of ammunition and supplies, these forts would hold out against enemy attack for years, if necessary.

(Communist description)


Russian engineering is now able to create truely fearsome fortifications, easily capable of standing up to even the heaviest bombardment and nearly impossible to take in an assault. With extensive stocks of ammunition and supplies, these forts would hold out against enemy attack for years, if necessary. (Non-Communist description)

Focus generic provoke border clashes.png Protect the White Sea - Baltic Canal Focus generic military academy.png Military Engineering University


  • Has full control of Onega (215)
  • Has full control of Olonets (216)
  • Has full control of Tikhvin (264)
  • Has full control of Leningrad (195)
The canal between the Baltic Sea and the White Sea is a marvel of modern engineering and can not be allowed to fall into enemy hands.
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Strengthen the Mobilization Plan Branch[edit | edit source]

Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Focus SOV mobilization plan.png Strengthen the Mobilization Plan
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea generic communist army.pngThe Red Army by:
      • Mobilization speed: +5.00%
      • Recruitable Population Factor: 3%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic manpower bonus.pngThe Russian Army by:
      • Mobilization speed: +5.00%
      • Recruitable Population Factor: 3%
No National Prerequisites Our biggest military advantage has always been the vastness of our country and the amount of people living in it. But when it comes to getting soldiers to the front, these two things can work against each other. We have to continuously improve and update our mobilization plans to ensure that in the event of war, we can concentrate our forces quickly.
Focus SOV restore cossack units.png Restore Cossack Units
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea generic communist army.pngThe Red Army by:
      • Cavalry Attack: +5.0%
      • Cavalry Speed: +5.0%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic manpower bonus.pngThe Russian Army by:
      • Cavalry Attack: +5.0%
      • Cavalry Speed: +5.0%
  • Lev Dovator becomes a General
  • 4 Cavalry Divisions and 1 Infantry Division will be created in Moscow (219)
Focus SOV mobilization plan.png Strengthen the Mobilization Plan


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Focus secret rearmament.png Cohesion First
In the hour of need, the motherland does not ask details about who wants to serve to defend it. Anyone willing to bear arms against the invader is welcome, and will be employed to the best of their abilities.
Focus secret rearmament.png Cohesion First
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea generic communist army.pngThe Red Army by:
      • Division Organization: +5.0%
      • Training time: +10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic manpower bonus.pngThe Russian Army by:
      • Division Organization: +5.0%
      • Training time: +10.00%
Focus SOV mobilization plan.png Strengthen the Mobilization Plan


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Focus SOV restore cossack units.png Restore Cossack Units
The last thing we need in this situation is to reduce our standards. Anyone who wants to serve in the military is welcome - but they will serve in existing units, and trained to proper military standards.
Goal generic small arms.png Rehabilitated Military
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea generic communist army.pngThe Red Army by:
      • Division Organization: +5.0%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic manpower bonus.pngThe Russian Army by:
      • Division Organization: +5.0%
  • gets the national spirit:
Rehabilitated Military icon
Rehabilitated Military
  • Division Recovery Rate: +10.0%
  • Reinforce Rate: +2.0%
It is time to rein in the political officers a bit and give the commanders more latitude on how to run things.
Requires one of the following:
  • Focus SOV restore cossack units.png Restore Cossack Units
  • Focus secret rearmament.png Cohesion First


  • Not: SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active
It is clear now that the close watch we have kept on the military was perhaps a little overly zealous. While perfectly justified in peacetime, during the war we should let the professional make judgements based on the military situation, not based on political considerations. It is time to rein in the political officers a bit and give the commanders more latitude on how to run things.

(Communist description)


The bolsheviks kept an extremely zealous watch on the military, and what use was it for them? While we must keep the figure of the political officer to ensure the eradication of communist-tinged thoughts, during the war we should let the military officers make judgements based on the military situation, not based on political considerations. (Non-Communist description)

Focus generic military mission.png Military Reorganization
Military Reorganization icon
Military Reorganization
  • Army experienceArmy experience Gain: -100.0%
  • Division Organization: -10.0%
  • Army Organization Regain: -15.00%
  • This National Spirit will be removed upon completion of the focus Focus generic military mission.png Military Reorganization
The Red/Russian/Imperial Army is undergoing a huge reorganization, which requires disrupting the existing formations to some extent for a hopefully short period of time. (Name of the army will change by Ideology)


  • Effects upon focus completetion:
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea generic communist army.pngThe Red Army by:
      • Infantry Unit Design Cost: -10.00%
      • Artillery Unit Design Cost: -10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic manpower bonus.pngThe Russian Army by:
      • Infantry Unit Design Cost: -10.00%
      • Artillery Unit Design Cost: -10.00%
  • Army experienceArmy experience: +50
  • Command power.pngCommand Power: +25
Goal generic small arms.png Rehabilitated Military Our attempts to build a large mechanized army were noble, but more than we could afford. To win this war, we will have to focus on the arms that have carried Russian armies to victory for centuries: the Infantry and the Artillery. This will necessarily require us to disrupt the existing formations to a degree.
Goal generic more territorial claims.png Desperate Measures
Desperate Measures icon
Desperate Measures
  • Mobilization speed: +25.00%
  • Training time: -10.00%
  • Minimum training level: -5%
In this desperate situation, we must take measures we had previously thought impossible. Anything that can be done to stem the invasion must be done.
  • Unlocks several Great Patriotic War decisions
Focus SOV mobilization plan.png Strengthen the Mobilization Plan


  • Any enemy country:
    • Is considered a major
In this desperate situation, we must take measures we had previously thought impossible. Anything that can be done to stem the invasion must be done.
Focus prc infiltration.png An Adaptable Army
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea generic communist army.pngThe Red Army by:
      • Winter Attrition: -10.0%
      • Heat Attrition: -10.0%
      • Cold acclimatization gain factor: +15.0%
      • Hot acclimatization gain factor: +15.0%
      • Terrain Penalty Reduction: +5.0%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic manpower bonus.pngThe Russian Army by:
      • Winter Attrition: -10.0%
      • Heat Attrition: -10.0%
      • Cold acclimatization gain factor: +15.0%
      • Hot acclimatization gain factor: +15.0%
      • Terrain Penalty Reduction: +5.0%
Requires all of the following:
  • Goal generic small arms.png Rehabilitated Military
  • Goal generic more territorial claims.png Desperate Measures
This war is stretching across several climate zones and many varied terrains. We must be able to fight in every terrain and no matter the weather if we want to win this war.
Goal generic military sphere.png Lessons of War
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea generic communist army.pngThe Red Army by:
      • Division Organization: +5.0%
      • Army experienceArmy experience Gain: +10.0%
      • Experienced soldier losses : -25.0%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic manpower bonus.pngThe Russian Army by:
      • Division Organization: +5.0%
      • Army experienceArmy experience Gain: +10.0%
      • Experienced soldier losses : -25.0%
  • Unlocks Decision: Order 227
    • Activating Order 227 will in turn unlock decisions to prepare and execute Military Offensives
  • Every Army experiencearmy and Navy experiencenavy leader with the trait Communist Sympathizer.pngCowed by Stalin:
    • Loses Communist Sympathizer.pngCowed by Stalin
      • Division Recovery Rate: -10.0%
      • Reinforce Rate: -2.0%
Requires all of the following:
  • Goal generic small arms.png Rehabilitated Military
  • Goal generic more territorial claims.png Desperate Measures


Whatever plans we had before the war have largely not survived contact with the enemy. We must be open to the lessons this war is teaching us, and not stick to outdated dogma. Only then can we stop our retreat and start to go back on the offensive.
Focus SOV penal battalions.png Penal Battalions
  • Penal Battalion.png4 Penal Divisions will be created in Moscow (219)
  • Unlocks Decision: Raise Penal Units
    • allowing to raise Penal Battalion.png4 Penal Divisions yearly
Goal generic more territorial claims.png Desperate Measures


  • At war
During the retreats, many otherwise capable soldiers have shamed themselves by retreating before the position was lost, or by otherwise acting against the good conduct of our army. But in this situation, simply imprisoning or executing them would deprive us of very capable fighters. We should form special units in which these people can redeem themselves through combat.
Focus focus fra maquis.png Organization of the Partisans
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea generic communist army.pngThe Red Army by:
      • Operative slots: +1
    • Vasily Korzh becomes a General
    • Sidor Kovpak becomes a General
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic manpower bonus.pngThe Russian Army by:
      • Operative slots: +1


Central Headquarters of the Partisan Movement icon
Central Headquarters of the Partisan Movement
  • Damage to Enemy Garrisons in our states occupied by the enemy: +10.00%
  • Targeted Sabotage efficiency: +15%
  • Strengthen Resistance effectiveness: +15%
  • Make Resistance Contacts effectiveness: +15%
After being overrun, many soldiers left behind enemy lines choose to continue the fight instead of humiliating captivity. Together with the peasants and workers of the occupied territories, they have continued the fight against the invader. We must send them support so they can tie down even more enemy units.
Central Headquarters of the Partisan Movement icon
Central Headquarters of the Partisan Movement
  • Subversive activities cost: -15%
  • Damage to Enemy Garrisons in our states occupied by the enemy: +10.00%
After being overrun, many soldiers left behind enemy lines choose to continue the fight instead of humiliating captivity. Together with the peasants and workers of the occupied territories, they have continued the fight against the invader. We must send them support so they can tie down even more enemy units.


  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • New SOV propaganda text icon.pngPropaganda Campaign available:
      • Unlocks Decision: Glory to the Partisan Heroes!
      • Unlocks Decision: Death to the Invaders!
    • Propaganda campaigns require having completed focusFocus generic soviet politics.png Expand the Agitprop’.
  • Glory to the Partisan Heroes!’:
    • Prerequisites:
      • Has an empty proganda poster slot.
      • At war
      • Any enemy country:
        • Original country is not Flag of Soviet Union The Soviet Union
        • Any countrolled state:
          • Is a core of The Soviet Union or Russia
    • Effects for 180 days when decision is selected:
      • Strengthen Resistance effectiveness: +25%
      • Make Resistance Contacts effectiveness: +25%
      • Sabotage Industry effectiveness: +25%
      • Sabotage Infrastructure effectiveness: +25%
      • Sabotage Resources effectiveness: +25%
  • Death to the Invaders!’:
    • Prerequisites:
      • Has an empty proganda poster slot.
      • At war
      • Any enemy country:
        • Original country is not Flag of Soviet Union The Soviet Union
        • Any countrolled state:
          • Is a core of The Soviet Union or Russia
    • Effects for 180 days when decision is selected:
      • Every core state controlled by an enemy:
        • Add Modifier: Modifiers sabotaged resource.png Invaders Must Die
      • Modifiers sabotaged resource.png Invaders Must Die state modifier:
        • Resistance Target: +15%
        • Resistance Decay Speed: -30%
        • Resistance Growth Speed: +5%
        • Compliance Growth Speed: -5%
        • Strategic Redeployment Disabled: Yes
        • Local Available Resources: -25%
Goal generic military sphere.png Lessons of War


  • Any owned state:
    • Controller: Is at war with Soviet Union or Russia
After being overrun, many soldiers left behind enemy lines choose to continue the fight instead of humiliating captivity. Together with the peasants and workers of the occupied territories, they have continued the fight against the invader. We must send them support so they can tie down even more enemy units.
Goal generic forceful treaty.png SMERSH
SMERSH icon
SMERSH
  • Counter intelligence: +0.50
  • Operative slots: +1
We must make it clear to every single citizen that spies and enemy agents are present everywhere, and that any idle talk can give the enemy a crucial piece of information that gives them an advantage.
SMERSH icon
SMERSH
  • Foreign Subversive activities efficiency: -15%
  • Resistance Growth Speed in our states occupied by the enemy: +15%
We must make it clear to every single citizen that spies and enemy agents are present everywhere, and that any idle talk can give the enemy a crucial piece of information that gives them an advantage.


  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • New SOV propaganda text icon.pngPropaganda Campaign available:
      • Unlocks Decision: The Enemy is Treacherous, Stay Alert!
      • Unlocks Decision: Do not Blab!
    • Propaganda campaigns require having completed focusFocus generic soviet politics.png Expand the Agitprop’.
Goal generic military sphere.png Lessons of War We must make it clear to every single citizen that spies and enemy agents are present everywhere, and that any idle talk can give the enemy a crucial piece of information that gives them an advantage.
Focus generic manpower.png Barrier Troops
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea generic communist army.pngThe Red Army by:
      • Army Organization Regain: +10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic manpower bonus.pngThe Russian Army by:
      • Army Organization Regain: +10.00%
Goal generic forceful treaty.png SMERSH Battle is often chaotic, and it is understandable that sometimes soldiers lose contact with higher headquarters. We should institute units well behind the front who collect these stragglers and point them back towards the fighting - and arrest any who betray their comrades by trying to avoid their duty.
Goal generic position armies.png Experts in Camouflage
  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea generic communist army.pngThe Red Army by:
      • Entrenchment speed: +5.0%
      • Max Entrenchment: +5.0
      • Damage Reduction Against CAS: +5.0%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic manpower bonus.pngThe Russian Army by:
      • Entrenchment speed: +5.0%
      • Max Entrenchment: +5.0
      • Damage Reduction Against CAS: +5.0%
Focus generic military mission.png Military Reorganization To achieve and maintain the element of surprise, we must make absolutely sure that the enemy does not spot our troop positions or movements until it is too late. Every soldier must be trained in the art of camouflage.
Goal generic major war.png

Focus GRE an orthodox state.png

Keep Commissars Organization

(Communist/Democratic name)


Adjoined Battle Priests (Non-Aligned/Fascist name)

Politicized Military icon
Politicized Military
  • Effective Change:
  • Division Organization: +5.0%
  • Division Recovery Rate: -10.0%
  • Division Attack on core territory: +3.0%
  • Ideology drift defense: +5.0%
  • Maximum Command Power Increase: +50
Military commissars often hold fervent ideological speeches and political discussions among the ranks, but in many cases they also engage in excessive administration, overzealous scrutiny of military officers, and even obstruction of the orders of unit commanders.
Battle Priests in the Army icon
Battle Priests in the Army
  • Effective Change:
  • Division Organization: +5.0%
  • Division Recovery Rate: -10.0%
  • Division Attack on core territory: +5.0%
  • Division Defense on core territory: +2.0%
  • Ideology drift defense: +5.0%
  • Commander Abilities Cost: -10.00%
Taking on the role of Batle Priests within our military units, the clergy is now in charge of keeping morale high among the ranks, and making sure that the troops know that the Church, and God, are on our side.
Requires all of the following:
  • Focus generic military mission.png Military Reorganization
  • Goal generic military sphere.png Lessons of War


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic occupy states ongoing war.png Military Political Advisors



The following will bypass the focus:
  • Has completed focus: Focus generic little entente.png Depoliticize the Military
  • If current ruling party is neutralityNon-aligned or FascistFascist:
    • Has completed focus: Focus research.png Socialist Humanism
Even in our new organisation, there is a need for people to ensure that the army remains absolutely loyal to the government. If the soldiers lose their trust in the government, we will lose this war and we will lose it quickly.

(Communist/Democratic description)


With its power and influence recently increasing in the country, the time may have come to allow the Church to become involved in military matters. Taking on the role of Battle Priests within our military units, the clergy will make sure that the troops know that God is on our side, which will potentially increase morale and make the common soldier fight more fervently for their country. (Non-Aligned/Fascist description)

Goal generic occupy states ongoing war.png Military Political Advisors
Military Political Advisors icon
Military Political Advisors
  • Effective Change:
  • Division Organization: -5.0%
  • Division Recovery Rate: +10.0%
  • Daily Command Power Gain Multiplier: +10%
  • Commander Abilities Cost: -10.00%
  • Air Doctrine Cost: -10.00%
  • Land Doctrine Cost: -10.00%
  • Naval Doctrine Cost: -10.00%
While we shouldn't let poltical considerations dictate military decisions, we slilil have to ensure that these political considerations are accounted for when the decision is reached.
Requires all of the following:
  • Focus generic military mission.png Military Reorganization
  • Goal generic military sphere.png Lessons of War


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic major war.png Keep Commissars Organization
  • Focus GRE an orthodox state.png Adjoined Battle Priests



The following will bypass the focus:
  • Has completed focus: Focus generic little entente.png Depoliticize the Military
Our war is not merely a contest between nations about resources. it is a contest of political systems. While we shouldn't let political considerations dictate military decisions, we still have to ensure that these political considerations are accounted for when the decision is reached.
Focus SOV the glory of the red army communism.png

Focus SOV the glory of the red army alternative.png

The Glory of the Red Army

(Communist name)


The Glory of the Russian Army (Democratic name)


The Glory of the Imperial Army (Non-Aligned/Fascist name)

  • If current ruling party is CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Idea generic communist army.pngThe Red Army by:
      • Special Forces Capacity Multiplier: +10.0%
      • Land Doctrine Cost: -10.00%
  • If current ruling party is not CommunistCommunist:
    • Modify Generic manpower bonus.pngThe Russian Army by:
      • Special Forces Capacity Multiplier: +10.0%
      • Land Doctrine Cost: -10.00%
  • Army experienceArmy experience: +75
  • Enables Tactic: Armored Spearhead.png Masterful Blitz
  • Pavel Rybalko becomes a General
Requires one of the following:
  • Goal generic major war.png Keep Commissars Organization
  • Focus GRE an orthodox state.png Adjoined Battle Priests
  • Goal generic occupy states ongoing war.png Military Political Advisors


  • Any enemy country:
    • Is considered a major
  • Less than 5% surrender progress
We have successfully held out against the enemy onslaught. Now is the time to go on the offensive, and carry the war back to where it came!
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The Path of Marxism Leninism Branch[edit | edit source]

SOV NF The Path of Marxism Leninism.png
Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Focus SOV the path of marxism leninism.png The Path of Marxism Leninism
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +25
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia decreases by -10
No National Prerequisites


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic war with comintern.png Beaten, but not Defeated
The infallible teachings of Marx, Engels and Lenin have lifted our nation from deepest backwardness to technological and industrial equality. It would be the deepest folly to change direction now. The invincible banner of the worker's liberation marches ever onwards!

The Centre Sub-branch[edit | edit source]

SOV NF The Centre.png
Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Focus fra loyalty stalin.png The Centre
The Politburo icon
The Politburo
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +25
  • Gain Base StabilityStability: +5.00%
  • Enable editing of the NKVD Pogranichnaya Diviziya template and training or disbanding units belonging to it.
Focus SOV the path of marxism leninism.png The Path of Marxism Leninism


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png The Left Opposition
  • Focus SOV bukharinists.png The Right Opposition
Comrade Stalin has been the greatest fighter for our nation. We should leave the future of the revolution in his more than capable hands
Focus SOV socialism in one country.png Socialism in One Country
The Politburo icon
The Politburo
Effective Change:
  • Ideology drift defense: +5.0%
  • Daily CommunismCommunism Support: +0.05
  • Defensive War Penalty Stability Modifier: +25.00%
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +25
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia decreases by -10
Focus fra loyalty stalin.png The Centre While world revolution remains our ultimate goal - and is indeed scientifically proven to be inevitable - we must first secure Socialism in our country, lest the worker's liberation in other parts of the globe be delayed because we were defeated.
Goal support communism.png The Stalin Constitution
The Politburo icon
The Politburo
Effective Change:
  • Ideology drift defense: +5.0%
  • Political Power Gain: +5%
Focus fra loyalty stalin.png The Centre The constitution of 1924 was a good attempt at organizing a state following the Civil War, but it has served its purpose. A new constitution is needed. Primarily, we much acknowledge the tireless work of Comrade Stalin in keeping the Union strong and safe and whose genius and wisdom has been instrumental in leading the cause of communism forward.
Focus SOV purge zinovyevists.png The Zinovyevite Terrorist Center
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +25
  • Stalin will start a Great Purge. This purge will not be avoidable.
  • Gets event ‘First Moscow Trails
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 30
Goal support communism.png The Stalin Constitution The assassination of Comrade Kirov in 1934 shows that there are members of the party who are clearly plotting against Comrade Stalin and the Union as a whole. We have obtained confessions from several co-conspirators, implicating several more people. This Zinovyevite plot - no doubt organised by Trotsky or western agents, possibly working together - must be cut out, like a cancer, before it spreads.
Focus generic join comintern.png Secure the Administration
The Politburo icon
The Politburo
Effective Change:
  • Economy Laws Cost: -20%
  • Trade Laws Cost: -20%
  • Conscription Laws Cost: -20%
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +50
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia decreases by -20
Focus SOV purge zinovyevists.png The Zinovyevite Terrorist Center With the shock of the confessions of the terrorist Zinovyev and his allies, we must ask questions about the loyalties of other members of the party. It is imperative that we know where each member of the Politbureau stands.
Focus prc agrarian socialism.png The Collectivization Process
The Politburo icon
The Politburo
Effective Change:
  • Consumer Goods Factories: -2.0%
  • Max Factories in a State: +10%
  • Construction Speed: +5.00%
Focus generic join comintern.png Secure the Administration While a lot of work remains to be done, and though it has been badly misshandled in some regions, the process of collectivizing the farms in the Soviet Union is almost complete, and will soon yield increased production from the agricultural sector.
Focus SOV purge trotskyists.png The Anti-Soviet Trotskyist Center
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +25
  • Stalin will start a Great Purge. This purge will not be avoidable.
  • Gets event ‘Second Moscow Trails
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 30
  • Iosif Stalin modifies trait:
    • Political Paranoia:
      • Effective change:
      • Weekly Political Paranoia: +1
Focus SOV purge zinovyevists.png The Zinovyevite Terrorist Center


  • The focus Focus SOV purge zinovyevists.pngThe Zinovyevite Terrorist Center has been completed more than 175 days ago
Our investigation into the Zinovyevite plot has revealed that there is a large network of anti-soviet terrorists in our administration. Some members are not even fully aware of who they are helping! This conspiracy must be rooted out, and drastic measures may have to be taken to achieve this.
Focus spr masters of our own fate.png The Workers' Dictatorship
The Politburo icon
The Politburo
Effective Change:
  • Political Power Gain: +5%
  • Minimum Surrender Limit: +5.00%
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +50
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia decreases by -10
Focus SOV purge trotskyists.png The Anti-Soviet Trotskyist Center All power in our Union must ultimately rest with the workers. We can not afford to splinter into factionalism, and must therefore ensure that the will of the workers is always expressed in the decisions of the Politbureau.
Focus SOV organization centralization discipline.png Centralization and Discipline
The Politburo icon
The Politburo
Effective Change:
  • Maximum Command Power Increase: +20
  • Mobilization speed: +5.00%
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +50
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia decreases by -20
Requires all of the following:
  • Focus prc agrarian socialism.png The Collectivization Process
  • Focus spr masters of our own fate.png The Workers' Dictatorship
In this time of uncertainty, the people look to the Politbureau for stability and guidance. We must ensure that this organ of decision making is not only supportive of, but united behind, the decisions of Comrade Stalin.
Goal generic trade.png War Economy Focus SOV organization centralization discipline.png Centralization and Discipline It is clear that the capitalist and reactionary nations on our borders are planning to strike in our moment of weakness. The sooner we shift our economy to a war footing, the better.
Focus SOV military purge.png The Military Conspiracy
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +25
  • Stalin will start a Great Purge. This purge will not be avoidable.
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 30
Focus spr masters of our own fate.png The Workers' Dictatorship


  • The focus Focus SOV purge trotskyists.pngThe Anti-Soviet Trotskyist Center has been completed more than 175 days ago
The Trotskist plot in our country has reached the military. We now have evidence that leading Generals and even Marshalls have conspired with foreign intelligence services to overthrow the government! We can not allow officers whose loyalties are even mildly suspect to remain in positions where they can weaken our military even further.
Focus SOV behead the snake.png Behead the Snake
The Politburo icon
The Politburo
Effective Change:
  • Operative slots: +1


  • If DLC La RésistanceLa Résistance is not enabled:
    • Unlocks decisions to assassinate Trotsky


  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia decreases by -30
Focus SOV military purge.png The Military Conspiracy


It has become absolutely clear that the Union will not be safe until the threat of a Trotskist coup is fully banished. While it would be good to put Trotsky on trial to expose his anti-soviet activities, we do not have that luxury. Our only option is to assassinate him, to deprive the plot against the government of its leader and prime instigator.
Focus SOV purge bukharinists.png The Bloc of Rights and Trotskyites
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +25
  • Stalin will start a Great Purge. This purge will not be avoidable.
  • Gets event ‘Third Moscow Trails
  • SOV paranoia text icon.png Political Paranoia is removed from the game
  • Iosif Stalin loses trait:
    • Political Paranoia:
      • Ideology drift defense +10.0%
      • Weekly Political Paranoia: +2
Focus SOV military purge.png The Military Conspiracy


  • The focus Focus SOV military purge.pngThe Military Conspiracy has been completed more than 175 days ago
At last, we have reached the very heart of the conspiracy in our midst. Nikolai Bukharin was in fact a member of the Trotskist-Zinovievite bloc, and was most likely the leader of the people inside the government who attempted to execute a counter-revolution. We now have irrefutable proof of this, and in one last trial, we can expose these facts to the light.
Focus SOV stalins cult of personality.png Stalin's Cult of Personality
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +25
  • New SOV propaganda text icon.pngPropaganda Campaign available:
    • Unlocks Decision: Under the Leadership of Stalin!
  • Propaganda campaigns require having completed focusFocus generic soviet politics.png Expand the Agitprop’.
Focus SOV purge bukharinists.png The Bloc of Rights and Trotskyites


  • The focus Focus SOV purge bukharinists.pngThe Bloc of Rights and Trotskyites has been completed more than 175 days ago
  • Has completed the focus: Focus generic soviet politics.png Expand the Agitprop
  • Iosif Stalin is the current country leader
Following the exposure of the shocking plot against the Union, it is obvious that it was only Comrade Stalin's clear-sighted leadership that prevented a descent into civil war or worse. Every single Soviet citizen, and indeed every member of the global working class, owes Comrade Stalin eternal gratitude for his tireless work in defending the revolution.
Focus generic army tanks2.png They will Know Fear
  • 2x 100% Research bonus for: Armor technology
  • If DLC Generic acquire tanks.pngNo Step Back is enabled:
    • Create a variant of IS-2: IS-2
Focus SOV stalins cult of personality.png Stalin's Cult of Personality


  • Is in a defensive war
  • If DLC Generic acquire tanks.pngNo Step Back is enabled:
    • Has researched Advanced Heavy Tank Chassis
  • If DLC Generic acquire tanks.pngNo Step Back is not enabled:
    • Has researched IS (Heavy Tank III)
Our enemies have learned to fear the Red Army and the Soviet people. We have withstood the initial onslaught and it is time to fight back. We need to develop fearsome new war machines capable of breaking through even the most fortified enemy defensive lines. Such war machines must drive terror to the very heart of the enemy by merely being named...
Focus generic soviet politics.png Freedom of Debate - Unity of Action
The Politburo icon
The Politburo
Effective Change:
  • Political Power Gain: +5%
  • Political Advisor Cost: -15%
Focus SOV stalins cult of personality.png Stalin's Cult of Personality The complexities of governing a country and steering it on the right path are many, and so alternatives must be able to be discussed openly. Once a decision is reached, however, it is the duty of every member of the politbureau and indeed the entire party to support that decision without reservation.
Focus ger great red menace.png The Construction of Communism
The Politburo icon
The Politburo
Effective Change:
  • Same ideology monthly opinion: +25%
  • Every subject country:
    • Add -100 Autonomy
  • Build a level 1 RailwayRailway from Moscow to the capital of every subject accessible by land
Focus generic soviet politics.png Freedom of Debate - Unity of Action


  • More than 0 Subject nations
The Construction of Communism will come with its own challenges and obstacles. With the Politbureau standing united behind Comrade Stalin, we can take the first steps to build Communism.
Focus generic support the left right.png Inheritor of the Mantle of Lenin
  • Gain Base War supportWar support: +5.00%
  • Iosif Stalin gains trait:
    • Inheritor of the Mantle of Lenin:
      • Political Power Gain: +10%
      • Justify War goalwar goal time: -25.0%
Focus SOV stalins cult of personality.png Stalin's Cult of Personality


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic neutrality focus.png The Faithful Servant of Lenin


  • Has carried out at least 5 Propaganda Campaigns
Comrade Stalin has always been Lenin's closest companion and most trusted disciple. As the most faithful follower of Lenin's teachings, it is only natural that he should inherit the heavy duty of guiding the nation towards Communism as well as preparing for the inevitable global worker's revolution.
Goal generic neutrality focus.png The Faithful Servant of Lenin
  • Gain Base StabilityStability: +10.00%
  • Iosif Stalin gains trait:
    • Faithful Servant of Lenin:
      • Guarantee Cost: -50%
      • Ideology drift defense: +15.0%
Focus SOV stalins cult of personality.png Stalin's Cult of Personality


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Focus generic support the left right.png Inheritor of the Mantle of Lenin


  • Has carried out at least 5 Propaganda Campaigns
Lenin left us with the biggest task in world history: To build a society in which all people are truly equal, a society without oppression or suffering or material want. There can be no better man to execute that vision than Comrade Stalin, who was with Lenin every step of the way and who now stands ready to deliver the promise that was made in the revolution.
Focus generic socialist science.png Brilliant Genius
  • National Academies of Sciences decision cost: -50%
  • Iosif Stalin modifies trait:
    • Inheritor of the Mantle of Lenin:
      • Research Speed: +5.00%
Focus generic support the left right.png Inheritor of the Mantle of Lenin


  • Has carried out at least 10 Propaganda Campaigns
Unquestionably the most brilliant man alive, Comrade Stalin will guide our nation to new heights of scientific development and will drive the progress of all humanity forwards in leaps and bounds.
Focus yug pan slavic congress.png Leader of the Party and the People
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +50
  • Iosif Stalin modifies trait:
    • Inheritor of the Mantle of Lenin or Faithful Servant of Lenin:
      • Party Popularity Stability Modifier: +15.00%
      • Defensive War Penalty Stability Modifier: +40.00%
      • Political Advisor Cost: -25%
Requires one of the following:
  • Focus generic support the left right.png Inheritor of the Mantle of Lenin
  • Goal generic neutrality focus.png The Faithful Servant of Lenin


  • Has carried out at least 10 Propaganda Campaigns
Comrade Stalin has performed his heavy tasks with dilligence and skill, and enjoys the unreserved and undivided support of both the party and the people. Any hint of vanity or self-adulation is foreign to him; he is perhaps the most humble person alive.
Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Ban Excessive Hero Worship
  • Decision cost for decisions belonging to Diplomacy categories: -50%
  • Iosif Stalin modifies trait:
    • Faithful Servant of Lenin:
Goal generic neutrality focus.png The Faithful Servant of Lenin


  • Has carried out at least 10 Propaganda Campaigns
There has been a trend of publishing fanciful and wildly exaggerated accounts of Comrade Stalin's private life and his childhood. However well-intentioned, these accounts are counter-revolutionary and seek to establish a cult of heroism in the minds of the Soviet people, and seeks to replace a vigorous study of the theories of Comrade Stalin with mere blind idolatry.
Focus generic military dictatorship.png Great Commander
  • Iosif Stalin gains trait:
    • Great Commander:
      • Division Recovery Rate: +5.0%
      • War supportWar support: +10.00%
      • Annex cost: -10.0%
  • Iosif Stalin becomes a Field Marshal
Requires all of the following:
  • Focus generic support the left right.png Inheritor of the Mantle of Lenin
  • Focus yug pan slavic congress.png Leader of the Party and the People


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Goal generic soviet construction.png Architect of Communism


  • Has carried out at least 15 Propaganda Campaigns
The accomplishments of Comrade Stalin in military theory and leadership are too many to list. While the traitor Trotsky may have founded the Red Army, it was Comrade Stalin who turned it into an effective force to defend the accomplishments of the working class.
Goal generic soviet construction.png Architect of Communism
  • Iosif Stalin gains trait:
    • Architect of Communism:
      • Puppet cost: -20.0%
      • Master Ideology Drift: +0.10
      • Daily CommunismCommunism Support: +0.10
Requires all of the following:
  • Goal generic neutrality focus.png The Faithful Servant of Lenin
  • Focus yug pan slavic congress.png Leader of the Party and the People


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

  • Focus generic military dictatorship.png Great Commander


  • Has carried out at least 15 Propaganda Campaigns
Comrade Stalin's unwavering commitment to the ideals of the revolution have enabled him to see the challenges of building Socialism in One Country. With the work towards building Socialism well underway, he can turn towards the next big step: how to move from Socialism to full Communism.
Focus SOV father of nations.png Father of Nations
  • Iosif Stalin Replace trait Heart of Steel with:
    • Father of Nations:
Requires or of the following:
  • Focus generic military dictatorship.png Great Commander
  • Goal generic soviet construction.png Architect of Communism


  • Has carried out at least 20 Propaganda Campaigns
Our Union is a great family of many different people, and every family needs a head. Comrade Stalin is that head, who ensures that its many children are educated in Socialist thought and who guides our efforts towards a bright future. Where he must be stern, he is stern, but he is always guided by a sense of justice and fairness.
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The Left Opposition Sub-branch[edit | edit source]

SOV NF The Left Opposition.png
Icon Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png The Left Opposition Focus SOV the path of marxism leninism.png The Path of Marxism Leninism


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:


  • The Soviet Civil War has not started
  • No Great Purge has happened
It is clear that the Soviet Union has deviated from its promised path. Now there is even talk of building Socialism in one country, abandoning the workers of the world to their fate instead standing in solidarity with them. If Comrade Stalin won't act, others certainly will.
Goal support fourth int.png The Fourth International
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +120
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 10
  • Gets event ‘The Fourth International
Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png The Left Opposition


  • At least one great purge has happend
  • The Soviet Civil War has not started

The following will bypass the focus:
  • The Civil War has started
The Stalinist puppets in the so-called Third International have proven themselves to be utterly incapable of carrying the revolution forward. Their vision of Communism has little to do with the theories written down by Marx and Lenin, and instead perverts the dream of a democratically controlled worker's state into a dystopian nightmare. What we need is a new International that will defend the revolution!
Goal tripartite pact.png Bring Old Trotskyists Back Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png The Left Opposition



The following will bypass the focus:
In the early years of the revolution, there have been many heated debates between various factions inside the party. Some people who were not quite on the party line, like Karl Radek and Yevgeny Preobrazhensky, were even expelled over minor disagreements. Perhaps a gesture of contrition from these long-serving party members could be enough to bring them back into the fold.
Focus generic self management.png The Committee in Exile
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 10
  • Unlocks Send Supporters Abroad decision, allowing us to send sypmathizers into exile (characters in exile cannot be purged). Exiled characters will become available when the Civil War breaks out.
Requires all of the following:
  • Goal support fourth int.png The Fourth International
  • Goal tripartite pact.png Bring Old Trotskyists Back



The following will bypass the focus:
  • One of the following must be true:
    • The Civil War has started
    • The Civil War is over
We can never be sure who Stalin's mad gaze will fall on next. We must prepare clandestine routes and safehouses to smuggle people out of the country if we find out that some of our supporters are targetted by another purge.
Focus SOV organize wreckers.png Organize the Wreckers
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +50
  • Unlocks decisions to sabotage industry during the civil war.
Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png The Left Opposition


  • The Soviet Civil War has not started
Should Stalin and his henchmen decide to make a fight of it, instead of doing what would be best for the revolution and resign, we must be ready to fight. In such a desperate situation, even sabotage against the property of the people must be considered. We must ensure that it is targeted where it is required, and doesn't destroy the great accomplishments of the Soviet workers.
Focus SOV purge bukharinists.png Eliminate the Right
Factionalism icon
Factionalism
Effective Change:
  • Political Power Gain: +5%
Factionalism within the party was always a problem, and with the opposition more vocal, the differences of opinion makes the party less efficient. Properly managed, though, difference of opinion can in the long run be turned into a strength rather than a weakness.
Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png The Left Opposition


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:


  • The Soviet Civil War has not started
There are a factions inside the party that are utterly incompatible with each other. If we are to take over the government and steer the revolution back on track, we can not afford to be distracted by their meddling. But if 'Comrade' Stalin is looking for internal enemies to fight, we could implicate some people for him to take a look at...
Focus yug pan slavic congress.png Integrate Smirnov's Bloc
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 20
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +50
  • Ivan Smirnov.png Ivan Smirnov, Ivar Smilga.png Ivar Smilga and Aleksandr Shlyapnikov.png Aleksandr Shlyapnikov will be liberated from prison and sent into exile (characters in exile cannot be purged). They will become available as advisors when the Civil War breaks out.
  • Army experienceArmy support increases: +5%
  • Navy experienceNavy support increases: +5%
  • Air experienceAirforce support increases: +5%
  • Adds Left Opposition support in 2 states.
Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png The Left Opposition


  • The Soviet Civil War has not started
  • Has set up a secret headquarter

The following will bypass the focus:
  • One of the following must be true:
    • The Civil War has started
    • The Civil War is over
    • Ivan Smirnov.png Ivan Smirnov: Has been purged.
We have a handful of old Trotskyist, who have been arrested recently and put in prison for their opposition to Stalinist oppression. With a few well-chosen words to the right ears, we could see them released and sent into exile, where they can organize while being safe from Political Paranoia. They won't forget who helped them escape.
Focus SOV approach tukahchevsky.png Approach Tukhachevsky
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 10
  • Mikhail Tukhachevsky.png Mikhail Tukhachevsky will side with the Left Opposition in the Civil War, bringing troops and loyal generals. (?)
  • Mikhail Tukhachevsky:
    • add trait Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png Trotskyist
    • remove trait Focus fra loyalty stalin.png Stalinist
  • 3 Random Army Leader:
    • If all of the following are true:
      • Not has trait Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png Trotskyist
      • Not has trait Focus fra loyalty stalin.png Stalinist
      • Not has trait Focus SOV bukharinists.png Bukharinist
      • Not has trait Focus SOV zemsky sobor.png Monarchist Sympathizer
    • add trait Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png Trotskyist
  • Army experienceArmy support increases: +7%
  • Navy experienceNavy support increases: +5%
  • Air experienceAirforce support increases: +5%
  • Random Owned State:
    • Adds Opposition Partisans support in a state.
Focus yug pan slavic congress.png Integrate Smirnov's Bloc


  • The Soviet Civil War has not started

The following will bypass the focus:
  • One of the following must be true:
Mikhail Tukhachevsky is without a doubt one of our greatest military thinkers. While his theories of fast-moving combined arms units striking deep into the enemy rear are not without their critics, he still enjoys the support of some very capable Generals. If we can convince him to support our cause, he would be an invaluable asset.
Focus SOV approach primakov.png Approach Primakov
  • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
    • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 10
  • Vasily Primakov.png Vasily Primakov will side with the Left Opposition in the Civil War, bringing troops and loyal generals. (?)
  • Vitaly Primakov:
    • add trait Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png Trotskyist
    • remove trait Focus fra loyalty stalin.png Stalinist
  • 2 Random Army Leader:
    • If all of the following are true:
      • Not has trait Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png Trotskyist
      • Not has trait Focus fra loyalty stalin.png Stalinist
      • Not has trait Focus SOV bukharinists.png Bukharinist
      • Not has trait Focus SOV zemsky sobor.png Monarchist Sympathizer
    • add trait Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png Trotskyist
  • Army experienceArmy support increases: +8%
  • Navy experienceNavy support increases: +5%
  • Air experienceAirforce support increases: +10%
  • Random Owned State:
    • Adds Opposition Partisans support in a state.
Focus yug pan slavic congress.png Integrate Smirnov's Bloc


  • The Soviet Civil War has not started

The following will bypass the focus:
  • One of the following must be true:
    • The Civil War is over
    • The Civil War has started
    • Vitaly Primakov is not active in this country
Vitaly Primakov is one of our premier cavalry commanders, and his support would be very valuable in trying to secure the country.
Goal generic positive trade relations.png Funds for the Cause
  • Logic of Who can get the event:
    • Is not in Faction with Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
    • One of the following must be true:
      • Is considered a major
      • Country is Flag of Mexico Mexico
    • One of the following must be true:
  • Adds the Foreign Funds idea for 365 days when the Civil War starts:
Foreign Funding icon
Foreign Funding
  • Consumer Goods Factories: -10.0%
Generous donations from foreign individuals and organisations help fund our revolution.
Requires one of the following:
  • Focus generic self management.png The Committee in Exile
  • Focus SOV approach tukahchevsky.png Approach Tukhachevsky
  • Focus SOV approach primakov.png Approach Primakov


  • The Soviet Civil War has not started
Having Lev Trotsky and others based abroad can certainly work to our advantage. We should organize socialist fundraising events around the world, and secretly try to convince governments to support us with arms at the same time.
Focus spr masters of our own fate.png Ignite the Flames
  • Popular support for an uprising increases by +1.5%
  • Adds support for the Left Opposition in the Army experienceArmy, Navy experienceNavy, and Air experienceAirforce.
    • Army experienceArmy support increases: +5%
    • Navy experienceNavy support increases: +5%
    • Air experienceAirforce support increases: +5%
  • Starts the Soviet Civil War.
  • Exiled characters will become available.
  • Remove national spirit Trotskyite Plot?.png Trotskyite Plot?
Requires one of the following:
  • Focus SOV approach tukahchevsky.png Approach Tukhachevsky
  • Focus SOV approach primakov.png Approach Primakov


  • The Soviet Civil War has not started
  • If all of the following are true:
    • Is AI
    • Is at war
  • Time.png date is at least 1940.1.1

The following will bypass the focus:
  • One of the following must be true:
    • The Civil War is over
    • The Civil War has started
The time has come. Let us raise the banners against the tyrant. The revolution will begin anew!
Focus spr torchbearers of tomorrow.png Vanguard of the True Revolution
  • Every country:
    • If all of the following are true:
    • Gets event ‘A Call for In International Revolutionary Brigades
Requires all of the following:
  • Goal generic positive trade relations.png Funds for the Cause
  • Focus spr masters of our own fate.png Ignite the Flames


  • The Civil War has started
  • Not: The Civil War is over
Let the world hear of our revolution. We shall make a call to all the revolutionaries around the world to flock to our banners. Together we can beat Stalin. Together we can carry the revolution to victory.
Focus SOV the last purge.png Remove the Counter-Revolutionaries Focus spr masters of our own fate.png Ignite the Flames


ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:


  • The Civil War is over
There are many others who harboured resentments against Stalin. While we are still consolidating our rule, we must not allow these people to start forming counter-revultionary cells, lest we have another civil war on our hands in short order.
Goal generic war with comintern.png The Permanent Revolution
  • Unlocks Organize Fifth Columnists decisions to ignite revolutionary uprisings in enemy European neighbors.
  • If Lev Trotsky.png Lev Trotsky is country leader:
    • Lev Trotsky gains trait:
      • Triumphant Revolutionary:
        • Subversive activities cost: -50%
        • Justify War goalwar goal time: +15.0%
        • Ideology drift defense: +15.0%
        • Maximum Command Power Increase: +50
        • Daily Command Power Gain Multiplier: +15%
Requires all of the following:
  • Focus generic self management.png The Committee in Exile
  • Focus spr masters of our own fate.png Ignite the Flames


  • The Civil War is over
Marxist theory teaches that the revolution is inevitable if the circumstances are right. However, the circumstances are clearly not right, or not right everywhere. We must not grow complacent and wait for a world revolution that may be centuries away. Workers and peasants around the world are suffering right now, today, and their liberation can not wait.
Focus ger great red menace.png A Global Class Struggle
  • Unlocks Stir the Proletariat decisions to destabilize European neighbors and justify war against them.
Goal generic war with comintern.png The Permanent Revolution


  • Less than 15% surrender progress
The fight to liberate the working class must be definition be a global struggle. As long as there is even one country supporting the capitalist system, the revolution isn't safe. Once the workers around the world realize that the revolution is once again on the march, they will flock to our banner and support us in our endeavours.
Focus SAF colonialist crusade.png The Onslaught on Colonialism
  • Unlocks Organize Fifth Columnists and Stir the Proletariat decisions in African neighbors.
Focus ger great red menace.png A Global Class Struggle


  • Less than 5% surrender progress
Imperialism and colonial exploitation are vital parts of late-stage capitalism. Holding millions of people in servitude does, however, provide us with a gigantic revolutionary potential that we can easily exploit. The oppressed masses in the colonial empires yearn to breath free - and we will break their chains.
Goal generic attack allies.png Carry the Revolution East
  • Unlocks Organize Fifth Columnists and Stir the Proletariat decisions in Asian neighbors.
Focus ger great red menace.png A Global Class Struggle


  • Less than 5% surrender progress
The brutal exploitation of the African colonies has left those societies unable to develop to the level where the revolution can easily succeed. This is not the case with the more developed societies in Asia, where a large revolutionary potential exists and waits to be unleashed.
Focus por latin american communism.png The End of the Imperialist Era
  • Unlocks Organize Fifth Columnists and Stir the Proletariat decisions in American and Oceanian neighbors.
Requires one of the following:
  • Focus SAF colonialist crusade.png The Onslaught on Colonialism
  • Goal generic attack allies.png Carry the Revolution East


  • Less than 5% surrender progress
Perhaps the most naked expression of imperialism lies in the so-called Monroe-Doctrine, with which one single country declares two entire continents their exclusive territory. This will not stand. The revolution will find a foothold in the Americas, and the workers of the western Hemisphere will at long last breathe free.
Focus generic join comintern.png Long Live the Workers' Government
The Workers Government icon
The Workers Government
  • Factory Repair Speed: +20%
Long live the worker’s government. The Ruling Elite has been removed from power. The workers once more rule the country.
  • Gain Base StabilityStability: +10.00%
  • Political PowerPolitical Power: +100
  • Create Faction: 4th International
  • Focus spr masters of our own fate.png Ignite the Flames


    • The Civil War is over
    Now that we have started the long road towards the true liberation of the working class, we must not fall to the temptation of replacing one government of the elite with another. The government of our union must always be a true government of the workers, by the workers, and for the workers.
    Focus SOV builder of the red army.png Builder of the Red Army Focus generic join comintern.png Long Live the Workers' Government


    ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:


    Whatever it may have become in the meantime, the Red Army will always be the brainchild of Lev Trotsky. It is time for him to return to his former position, and led a new and re-invigorated Red Army into battle.
    Goal generic war with comintern.png Reigniting the Revolutionary Spirit
    The Revolutionary Spirit icon
    The Revolutionary Spirit
    • Weekly Manpower: +1000
    • Division Attack: +15.0%
    The revolutionary zeal has been reignited by the victory over Stalin. It is time to carry the revolutionary flame to the workers around the world.
    Focus generic join comintern.png Long Live the Workers' Government


    ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

    Years of Stalinist rule have dulled the revolutionary zeal of our people. Our workers were told that the revolution would happen - eventually. We know that this is not the case - in the current global level of development, the revolution must be ignited in other countries that are not as far developed. And we will ignite it.
    Focus generic little entente.png Depoliticize the Military
    The Red Army icon
    The Red Army
    • Effective Change:
    • Maximum Command Power Increase Multiplier: +10
    Requires one of the following:
    • Focus SOV builder of the red army.png Builder of the Red Army
    • Goal generic war with comintern.png Reigniting the Revolutionary Spirit
    The primary purpose of the military is to protect the working class. Our soldiers are, to a large extent, already members of the working class, and therefore don't need someone to watch over them. Even more important is that the Red Army focuses on its primary mission, and is not allowed to play at politics.
    Goal generic soviet construction.png Strengthen the Heavy Industry Requires one of the following:
    • Focus SOV builder of the red army.png Builder of the Red Army
    • Goal generic war with comintern.png Reigniting the Revolutionary Spirit


    • The Civil War is over
    The heavy industry is the heart of our economy. If we want to ensure that the revolution not just survives, but thrives, we must further strengthen this sector.
    Goal generic forceful treaty.png System Decentralization
    System Decentralization icon
    System Decentralization
    Power has been moved away from the politburo in general and the Secretary in particular, and back to the party itself.
    Requires one of the following:
    • Focus SOV builder of the red army.png Builder of the Red Army
    • Goal generic war with comintern.png Reigniting the Revolutionary Spirit
    Stalin centralized not just the party, but the entire country on himself. This is clearly a counter-revolutionary approach, taking power away from the workers and putting it into the hands of a corrupt elite. We need to reverse this direction, and allow the workers to decide their own fate again.
    Goal support communism.png All Power To the Soviets
    The Local Soviets icon
    The Local Soviets
    • Political Power Gain: -5%
    • Party Popularity Stability Modifier: +10.00%
    • Minimum Surrender Limit: +15.00%
    • Ideology drift defense: +20.0%
    • Offensive War Penalty Modifier: +10.00%
    • Defensive War Penalty Modifier: +20.00%
    The regional and the local Soviets have had some authority restored. This means that they can more easily take decisions in matters that are urgent to them, at the cost of some political control by the politburo.
    Goal generic forceful treaty.png System Decentralization The revolution started with a simple idea - that the people should be allowed to decide their own destiny, by forming councils of workers, soldiers, peasants. Only later was this system changed back towards a system where unelected bureaucrats made decisions from far away. When these decisions inevitably backfired, it was usually the workers who were punished. No more!
    Focus generic soviet politics.png Regional Development
    • Political PowerPolitical Power: +150
    • Kiev (202), Azerbaijan (229), Armenia (230), Georgia (231), tashkent (405), Vladivostok (408), Askabad (584), Alma Ata (586), Oyrot (654), Pamir (732), Dushanbe (743) and Minsk (206):
    Goal support communism.png All Power To the Soviets


    ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

    Rather than having a small number of centralized plants and leaving the rest of the country to starve, we must ensure that the development of industry is spread across the entire union.
    Goal generic improve relations.png Autonomous Soviet Republics
    System Decentralization icon
    System Decentralization
    Power has been moved away from the politburo in general and the Secretary in particular, and back to the party itself.
    The Local Soviets icon
    The Local Soviets
    • Political Power Gain: -5%
    • Party Popularity Stability Modifier: +10.00%
    • Minimum Surrender Limit: +15.00%
    • Ideology drift defense: +20.0%
    • Offensive War Penalty Modifier: +10.00%
    • Defensive War Penalty Modifier: +20.00%
    The regional and the local Soviets have had some authority restored. This means that they can more easily take decisions in matters that are urgent to them, at the cost of some political control by the politburo.
    Focus generic soviet politics.png Regional Development In the years following the revolution, Stalinists have worked hard to remove regional identities and to suppress workers' self-determination in some regions of the union. The counter-revolutionary character of these actions is self-evident. If the workers in some Soviet republics wish for a greater degree of autonomy, we should grant it without hesitation.
    Focus SOV international union of soviet republics.png International Union of Soviet Republics
    Factionalism icon
    Factionalism
    Effective Change:
    • Overlord trade cost: -10%
    • Party Popularity Stability Modifier: +10%
    Factionalism within the party was always a problem, and with the opposition more vocal, the differences of opinion makes the party less efficient. Properly managed, though, difference of opinion can in the long run be turned into a strength rather than a weakness.
    Goal generic improve relations.png Autonomous Soviet Republics The greatest possible betrayal of our revolution was the idea that socialism could - or indeed should - be built in one country. Either all workers in all countries will together achieve socialism, or none of them will. While the revolution is in different stages in different countries, we will share our resources to ensure that it moves forward in all allied countries in which the workers control the government.

    The Right Opposition Sub-branch[edit | edit source]

    SOV NF The Right Opposition.png
    Focus Effects Prerequisites Description
    Focus SOV bukharinists.png The Right Opposition
    • Political PowerPolitical Power: +75
    • Starts the process towards a Civil War in the Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union between the Centrists and the Right Opposition.
    • Available as Political Advisor:
      • Nikolay Bukharin.png Nikolay Bukharin (Reformer of Economy)
        • Political Power Gain: +5%
        • StabilityStability: +5.00%
        • Research Speed: +5.00%
      • Aleksey Rykov.png Aleksey Rykov (Commissar for Posts and Telegraphs)
        • Political Power Gain: +5%
        • Reinforce Rate: +2.0%
      • Mikhail Tomsky.png Mikhail Tomsky (Right Wing Trade Unionist)
        • Production Efficiency Retention: +10.00%
        • Production Efficiency Cap: +10.00%
        • Production Efficiency growth: -5.00%
        • Factory Output: +10.00%
    Focus SOV the path of marxism leninism.png The Path of Marxism Leninism


    ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

    • Focus fra loyalty stalin.png The Centre
    • Focus fra loyalty trotzky.png The Left Opposition


    • The Soviet Civil War has not started
    • No Great Purge has happened
    Stalin's paranoid leadership is destroying the country. His shift to massed collectivizing and harsh industrialization even more so. Something must be done, and soon. The ones who can lead this country to glory, heal the wounds caused by mismanagement, and restore the economy, are the members of the Right opposition, led by Bukharin.
    Focus hol abandon the gold standard.png The Need for Policy Changes Focus SOV bukharinists.png The Right Opposition


    • The Soviet Civil War has not started

    The following will bypass the focus:
    • One of the following must be true:
      • The Civil War is over
      • The Civil War has started
    It has become exceedingly clear that the country is headed in the wrong direction. Stalin and his allies have tried too much, too fast. We must walk before we can run. We should bring back Comrade Sokolnikov, who has done great work during the early years of the Soviet Union, to get us back on track.
    Focus SOV purge trotskyists.png Eliminate the Left
    Factionalism icon
    Factionalism
    Effective Change:
    • Political Power Factor: +5%
    Factionalism within the party was always a problem, and with the opposition more vocal, the differences of opinion makes the party less efficient. Properly managed, though, difference of opinion can in the long run be turned into a strength rather than a weakness.
    Focus hol abandon the gold standard.png The Need for Policy Changes


    ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

    • Goal generic national unity.png Cooperation Against Stalin


    • The Soviet Civil War has not started
    While our primary opponent is Stalin, we must acknowledge that there are many in the party who are just biding their time and who will undermine our efforts to take control of the country with their incessant arguing. With Stalin getting increasingly paranoid about our actions, an opportunity presents itself to kill two birds with one stone.
    Goal generic demand territory.png Organize Uprisings in the Country
    • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
      • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 10
    • Gain Base StabilityStability: -5.00%
    • Launches uprisings in various parts of the country that will lead to more support in the Soviet Civil War
    Focus hol abandon the gold standard.png The Need for Policy Changes


    • The Soviet Civil War has not started
    It is clear that we won't be able to remove Stalin from power without an armed struggle of some kind. By keeping Stalin's attention away from our preparations, we can ensure that they proceed uninterrupted.
    Focus ger bulwark against bolshevism.png Undermine Stalin's Authority
    • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
      • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 20
    • Iosif Stalin Replace trait Political Paranoia with:
      • Authority Undermined:
        • Effective change:
        • Political Power Factor: +10%
        • Ideology drift defense: -5.0%
        • Weekly Political Paranoia: +1
    Goal generic demand territory.png Organize Uprisings in the Country


    • The Soviet Civil War has not started
    The only thing keeping Stalin in power is people's fear of him and what he can do. We can't quite remove people's fears just yet, but we can reduce Stalin's ability to hurt others. If things go very well, we might even isolate him to a degree where he is once again just one man.
    Goal generic more territorial claims.png Clandestine Cells
    • Political PowerPolitical Power: +50
    • Unlocks decisions to sabotage industry during the civil war.
    Goal generic demand territory.png Organize Uprisings in the Country


    • The Soviet Civil War has not started
    Stalinists see wreckers, spies and saboteurs everywhere. They have done this for so long that most people no longer believe them when they call wolf. We can use this to form cells in major industrial works to engage in acts of sabotage in the event that Stalin contests our takeover.
    Goal generic major war.png Plan for the Coup
    • Unlocks decision to align the head of the NKVD to your cause, thereby making it possible to depose Stalin via a bloodless coup.
    Requires all of the following:
    • Focus ger bulwark against bolshevism.png Undermine Stalin's Authority
    • Goal generic more territorial claims.png Clandestine Cells


    • The Soviet Civil War has not started
    • Does not have political advisors Lavrenty Beriya.png Lavrenty Beriya (Head of the NKVD)
    This powerstruggle does not have to explode into open violence. If we play our cards right, and put the right people into the right positions, we might be able to freeze Stalin out of power and then remove him.
    Goal generic improve relations.png Reverse the Collectivization Process
    • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
      • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 20
    • Change of popularity of democraticdemocratic: +10.00%
    • Adds support from Self Owning Farmers during the Civil War
    • Modify the national spirit:
    Factionalism icon
    Factionalism
    Effective Change:
    • Max Factories in state: -10%
    • Party Popularity Stability Factor: +10%
    Factionalism within the party was always a problem, and with the opposition more vocal, the differences of opinion makes the party less efficient. Properly managed, though, difference of opinion can in the long run be turned into a strength rather than a weakness.
    Focus SOV bukharinists.png The Right Opposition The collectivizations have been an unmitigated catastrophe, creating poverty and famines in areas that were once the breadbasket of the nation. They must urgently be reversed.
    Goal generic dangerous deal.png Concessions to Foreign Powers
    • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
      • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 10
    • Unlocks Decisions to request aid from foreign powers in return for concessions.
    Goal generic improve relations.png Reverse the Collectivization Process


    ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

    • Focus SOV support spanish poum.png Covert Support for Spanish POUM


    • Not: The Civil War is over
    • Has set up a secret headquarter
    It is deeply humiliating that we should be asked to beg for foreign assistance in our struggle to save the country, but Stalins tyranny and paranoia have forced our hands.
    Focus SOV support spanish poum.png Covert Support for Spanish POUM
    • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
      • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 10
    • Providing covert support will make the Flag of Anarchist Spain POUM become the dominant faction during the Anarchist uprising in the Spanish civil war, making it a CommunistCommunist uprising instead of a neutralityNon-Aligned uprising.
    • Unlocks Covert Aid for the POUM Decisions.
    • If Flag of Anarchist Spain POUMist Republican Spain wins the Spanish Civil War, a number of Spanish divisions will come to aid us in our own civil war.
    Goal generic improve relations.png Reverse the Collectivization Process


    ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

    • Goal generic dangerous deal.png Concessions to Foreign Powers



    The following will bypass the focus:
    In Spain, the counter-revolution is in full swing. Fascists and reactionary forces are supporting the Spanish Nationalists. While the Spanish Republicans have plenty of zeal, this is unfortunately not a substitute for guns and ammo, nor is it a substitute for having a well-developed political consciousness. We can provide all three.
    Goal generic war with comintern.png The Socialist Bulwark
    • Political PowerPolitical Power: +75
    • Gain Base StabilityStability: +10.00%
    • Gain Base War supportWar support: +10.00%
    • Set the rule: YesCan Join Factions’.
    • If the Spanish Civil War has not ended:
    • If all of the following are true:
      • Is in Faction
      • Is not in Faction with Flag of Anarchist Spain Spanish POUM
      • The Spanish Civil War has ended
    • Flag of Anarchist Spain Spanish POUM Gets event ‘The Soviet Socialist Republic invites us to the International Revolutionary Marxist Centre
    Focus SOV support spanish poum.png Covert Support for Spanish POUM


    • The Civil War is over
    • Flag of Communist Spain Republican Spain:
      • Exists
      • Has completed focus: Focus spr the anti fascist workers revolution.png The Anti-Fascist Worker's Revolution
    We stand side by side with our Spanish comrades. In an example of international solidarity, their struggle is our struggle, and our struggle is theirs. Together, we will form two socialist revolutionary centers at the opposite ends of Europe.
    Goal generic forceful treaty.png Dissent in the Party
    • If SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia is active:
      • SOV paranoia text icon.pngPolitical Paranoia increases by 20
    • Political PowerPolitical Power: +100
    • Popular support for an uprising increases by +2%
    Focus hol abandon the gold standard.png The Need for Policy Changes


    • The Soviet Civil War has not started

    The following will bypass the focus:
    • One of the following must be true:
      • The Civil War is over
      • The Civil War has started
    We need to push Stalin in several fronts to undermine his control of the party. One angle of approach is to publish a number of critical articles and essays in party newspapers, demanding reform and pointing out flaws in his decisions. While Stalin will find this very unsettling, this will also improve our standing with various opposition groups.
    Focus spr masters of our own fate.png Coup d'etat
    • If Iosif Stalin's assassination was successful:
      • The Right Opposition assumes control through a coup.
      • Lavrenty Beriya.png Lavrenty Beriya (Head of the NKVD) is removed.
    • Otherwise:
      • Popular support for an uprising increases by +1.5%
      • Adds support for the Right Opposition in the Army experienceArmy, Navy experienceNavy, and Air experienceAirforce.
        • Army experienceArmy support increases: +10%
        • Navy experienceNavy support increases: +10%
        • Air experienceAirforce support increases: +10%
      • Starts the Soviet Civil War.
    • Exiled characters will become available.
    Goal generic forceful treaty.png Dissent in the Party


    • The Soviet Civil War has not started

    The following will bypass the focus:
    • One of the following must be true:
      • The Civil War is over
      • The Civil War has started
    The hour has come to take charge of the country. If all goes well, we will strike fast and take out the biggest obstacles in a bloodless coup. If things don't go well, we will have to fight for our country.
    Focus SOV the last purge.png The Enemies of the State Focus spr masters of our own fate.png Coup d'etat


    ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

    There are still a handful of party members who have not fully accepted our rule. We will need to make an example of them to keep the rest in line.
    Focus SOV breadbasket of the union.png The Power of the Peasantry
    Support of the Peasant Class icon
    Support of the Peasant Class
    • Weekly Manpower: +1000
    Strong support from farmers across the country makes it possible to recruit, and maintain, bigger armies.
    Focus spr masters of our own fate.png Coup d'etat


    • Not: The Civil War is over
    While Marxist orthodoxy puts the revolutionary potential in the industrial workers, in our country, it is obvious that it is the peasants that form the bulk of it. We need to educate the millions of farmers and develop their class consciousness, so that they will be eager to defend the revolution when it is under attack.
    Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the Collective Farms
    Curtailment of Collective Farms icon
    Curtailment of Collective Farms
    • Consumer goods factories: -5.0%
    • Max Factories in state: -10%
    • Additional Recruitable Population: +1.00%
    Small and mid scale farms are far more efficient in terms of output than large farms.
    Focus spr masters of our own fate.png Coup d'etat The massive collective farms are a typical case of bureaucratic Stalinist gigantism. They alienate the peasant from the product of his work and effectively turn him into an industrial worker on the fields. At the same time, production has dropped significantly and the disruption of food production has already led to catastrophe. We urgently need to reverse this folly.
    Focus generic soviet politics.png Administrative Reforms
    Administrative Reforms icon
    Administrative Reforms
    • Consumer goods factories: -5.0%
    The old Soviet administration was hampered by inefficiency partly due to its size but mainly by a too rigorous control apparatus. By reducing it a little, much has been gained.
    Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the Collective Farms


    ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

    • Goal generic war with comintern.png A New Theory of Revolution


    Stalin valued loyalty over anything. Consequently, the people working in our administration don't show a lot of initiative or independent thinking that could get them into trouble. We need to instill these values in them, or replace them with people who have them.
    Goal generic war with comintern.png A New Theory of Revolution
    • Political PowerPolitical Power: +75
    • Nikolay Bukharin Replace trait Defender of the Peasantry with:
      • Hero of the Peasantry:
        • Effective change:
        • Political Power Gain: +5%
        • StabilityStability: +5.00%
        • Research Speed: +3.00%
        • Factory Output: +3.00%
    Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the Collective Farms


    ExclusiveM.png Mutually exclusive with:

    • Focus generic soviet politics.png Administrative Reforms


    The Marxist theory of revolution was accurate in the 19th century, but the realities of the 20th century require a revision of the theory. It is not always the most developed nations in which the revolution starts, and therefore we must adjust our approach.
    Focus generic treaty.png Back to the NEP
    • Unlocks new Economy Law: New Economy Policy.png New Economy Policy
    • Change economy law to New Economy Policy.png New Economy Policy which grants:
      • Consumer Goods Factories: 15%
      • Construction Speed: -15.00%
    • Gain Base StabilityStability: +5.00%
    • Change of popularity of DemocraticDemocratic: -10.00%
    Focus renounce the treaty of trianon.png Curtailment of the Collective Farms


    • At peace
    Before we can build a Socialist society, we must create the fundamentals and further develop our economy. In the early years of the Revolution, we instituted the New Economic Policy, which allowed free market mechanics to grow the economy. This policy was quickly reversed, long before it could bear fruit. Now that we are back in charge, we can restart this aborted process towards a better society.
    Goal generic positive trade relations.png Planned Economy
    • Every subject country:
      • Gets event ‘Soviet Program for a Planned Economy
      • 100% Research bonus for: Industry.
      • Change economy law to New Economy Policy.png New Economy Policy which grants:
      • Consumer Goods Factories: 15%
      • Construction Speed: -15.00%
    Planned Economy icon
    Planned Economy
    • Factory Output: +1.00%
    • Lack of Resources Penalty: -1.00%
    • For each subject adopting the New Economy Policy.png New Economy Policy, grants an extra:
      • Factory Output: +1.00%
      • Lack of Resources Penalty: -1.00%
      • Extra bonuses applied up to a maximum of:
        • Factory Output: +10.00%
        • Lack of Resources Penalty: -10.00%
    Focus generic treaty.png Back to the NEP While it has its flaws, it is obvious that the NEP has also had a number of successes. We are still a long way away from being able to switch to a full Socialist society, but we can now proceed towards planning our economy in a more formal manner. In particular, we should create an economic policy that takes the abilities of our partners and allies into account and creates a more inter-dependent economy.
    Focus generic industry 2.png Paced Industrialization Focus generic treaty.png Back to the NEP While Stalin's singular focus on heavy industry has led to a significant underdevelopment in many sectors, we can't ignore this sector in our own planning. In order to allow other sectors to modernize and mechanize, we have to have the industrial base to support it.
    Focus prc agrarian socialism.png A Sustainable Economy
    • Modify economy law New Economy Policy.png New Economy Policy by
      • Consumer goods factories: -5.0%
      • Max Factories in state: +10%
      • Construction Speed: -5.00%
    Focus generic industry 2.png Paced Industrialization


    • Has economy law New Economy Policy.png New Economy Policy
    The shift towards the New Economic Policy has come with a marked shift towards producing consumer goods, at the cost of a slower overall speed of industrialization. If we are to be competitive in the long term, we need to shift the economy towards a more sustainable model.
    Goal generic consumer goods.png The Trade Union as Labor Organizer
    • Mikhail Tomsky.png Mikhail Tomsky Replace trait Right Wing Trade Unionist with:
      • Chair of the Unions
        • Effective Change:
        • Production Efficiency Cap: +5.00%
        • Production Efficiency growth: +5.00%
    Focus generic treaty.png Back to the NEP


    Under Capitalism, labor unions exist to ensure basic human rights for the workers and to fend off the exploitation from the factory owners. This is obviously no longer needed in the new system, and therefore the role of the Labor Union must shift towards organizing labor for the purpose of optimizing production.
    Goal generic major alliance.png Incorporate Local Organizations
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    Local Organizations
    • Political Advisor Cost: -75%
    By better incorporating the local organizations in the government of the country, we get access to all the talent available in this country.
    Requires one of the following:
    • Focus generic soviet politics.png Administrative Reforms
    • Goal generic war with comintern.png A New Theory of Revolution
    The local organisations often have a better understanding of the problems the workers face than the people in the capital. We should de-emphasize the role of ministers and other senior party members, and give more power to the locals.
    Focus spr unify the london bureau.png International Revolutionary Marxism
    • Political PowerPolitical Power: +75
    • Change of popularity of CommunismCommunism: +10.00%
    • If has not completed focus Goal generic war with comintern.png The Socialist Bulwark :
      • Set the rule: YesCan Join Factions’.
    • If is Faction Leader:
      • Your Faction will now be known as International Revolutionary Marxist Centre
    • If is not in a Faction:
      • Create Faction: International Revolutionary Marxist Centre
      • Every subject country will join our faction.
    • Every Non-Stalinist communist nation is in faction with Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union:
      • Their country leader embraces the sub-ideology of Marxism.
    • Every independent non-Stalinist communist nation at peace