HoI4 Dev Diary - God Save the King: British Focus Tree Rework

HoI4 Dev Diary - God Save the King: British Focus Tree Rework

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wasted opportunity not to have a lloyd george portrait though! :D
 
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o_O

the status of "foreign territory held by Britain" of one of those, is a lot more controversial than the other three.
i was thinking this when i read it, but it depends which you mean!
 

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@Bratyn

can you clarify which branches will be DLC? is it just 'a change in course' ?

will 'revisit colonial policy' and 'global defense' be free?
No. Those branches are also alt history. The additional focuses for the historical path, as well as their tweaking, will be free.
 
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No. Those branches are also alt history. The additional focuses for the historical path, as well as their tweaking, will be free.
thank you

can you spend your weekends making a reworked french tree for MtG?

thanks in advance
 
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well, three of them had people living there long before colonial empires were a thing. The fourth one.... didn't. lol.
okay we're on the same page then ;)
 

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well, three of them had people living there long before colonial empires were a thing. The fourth one.... didn't. lol.
well, in that case the Falklands is the odd one out, but keep in mind, it was originally administered by the Spanish, and it was only claimed by Britain (in fact I think France was the second owner of the islands) after the Spanish colonial empire collapsed.
 

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Good luck making Northern Ireland 'independent.' I hope the RoI will have heavy unrest in the province to represent the overwhelming pro-Union majority of the time?
Overwhelming is a bit much, the 1926 Census found that 33.5% of the population were Catholic.
 

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While it was mentioned last week that the UK was next, I did hold out a bit of hope that it was a case of "oh crap, the 4th of July's next week! Um, we meant the US! A-heh, heh heh heh". That said, it's still cool to see y'all are putting some thought into these alt-history paths. Really gives me hope that we will see some awesome stuff in the USA tree. Particularly the part where there might be an "Aggressive Democracy" tree similar to what the UK has there.

And can we take a moment, on this day of American Independence, to note the irony that the United States could end up fighting a second Civil War, only to lead directly into another War of Independence, triggered by a British king marrying an American woman, which might itself lead to a counter British Revolution. No wonder that focus was used in the teaser.
 

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o_O

the status of "foreign territory held by Britain" of one of those, is a lot more controversial than the other three.
Ikr, who would consider the Falklands as "foreing territory"? It's obviously a core area that should be defended at all cost
 

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@Bratyn

Can there be an event for the scenario of an Anglo-German alliance conquering Italy for South Tyrol to be integrated into the Reich after the fall of Italy? Historically Hitler tried to do this when Italy no longer had the means to defend itself, so provided that Germany finished Anschuluss and integrated Austria it would make sense for there to be an event for South Tyrol with for example 3 results:

1: South Tyrol is integrated into Germany
2: Germany gains +X amount of manpower due to some of the German speaking population immigrating to Germany
3: South Tyrol is government by UK and possibly Germany gets a war goal VS UK to take back South Tyrol.

Can Italy also have the event of getting the lands which were promised to them as part of joining WW1 on the Entente side in the case of an Anglo-Italian alliance?

Also it would be amazing if Churchill and Halifax gets different traits which fits better with their ideals, it always bothered me how you can choose either Churchill or Halifax as Chamberlain's successor but neither of them has any unique leader traits...
 

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Improvements for imperial non aligned tree:
Why no colonial conflicts with france, already a system in place with china border conflicts
Japan- give the possibility of an anglo-japanese alliance with them to carve up China. Alliance of 1905. With both sides imperial nations. From there they can demand some treaty ports from China, e.g UK- the return of Weihaiwei which it gave back in 1930.