- Nov 17, 2018
They deserve it more then the Netherlands do, I love the Dutch country and I have recent ancestry to it, especially for the time, but the Dutch military didn't show up from the East Indies and save it, it primarily was saved by Canadian and some British and American troops. Meanwhile, Yugoslavia actually saved itself as Germany pulled more and more troops out and the partisan groups grew and grew, up to ~650,000 by late '44. They fought battles for years against the Germans, Croats and Italians. So they absolutely need a post-invasion tree.It's a real shame considering much of the work of liberating Yugoslavia was done by the partisans. Yugoslavia is practically begging for a post-capitulation aspect to its tree.
Personally I would make Greece, who needs partisans too, and Yugoslavia be like France, after occupation starts a new tree starts. For Yugoslavia, and I'm talking about historical mode for these countries, Croatia should become a puppet of Italy, since a co-puppet mechanic would be hard, and have its own tree of dealing with the Balkans, perhaps keeping loyal to the Axis or going against it, maybe you make it like Bulgaria and ask for new states to patrol and make a new Yugoslavia but its dominated by Catholic Croats and not Orthodox Serbs, add the choice between keeping a fascist government or embrace the monarchy, they had a King but never really did much but still would be fun path. While a Free Yugoslavia is made, the player would have choices between which ideology becomes the dominate one, so historical would be communist, but you could choose democratic or monarchist ones and fight to liberate Yugoslavia. Greece would be very similar, the Hellenic State would be made, the Axis puppet of Italy, and would have its path, while a Free Greece would have its options as well. There is so much rich gameplay potential in the Balkans and its being ignored, and I understand there are more important fronts, but I fear they won't come back and do these missing major gameplay changes.