The Dark Lord Kelebek
- Mar 4, 2016
That's a new one.
Besides, whenever I play HoI4, I can't help but notice the UK AI either goes towards decolonization or it ignores that whole focus tree entirely. Heck, I had one HoI4 game where I brought back the Kaiser in Germany, and Britain invaded Holland to secure their place within the Allies.
For me, the Brits seem hardwired to be crazily protectionist and usually try to federalist the empire and then go after Europe themselves.
there's no need to decolonize unless you're going the Communist Britain route, but even then, knowing that Germany and Italy are about to crazy in a few years, why would you put yourself in that weakened predicament? Unless the German AI is also going an alternative route (eg., bringing back the Kaiser), it seems silly to initiate that tree.
Even if you wanted to be communist, you'd also want there to be not much communism. Much easier to make the world communist if you already own a quarter of it yourself...just imperial federation everyone into the brotherhood then kill everyone else. Very simple.
That last part is a good point to bring up. There's no Soviet Union to send aide to Republican Spain, and to my knowledge no one else has sent expeditionary troops up until this point. So everything you see Republican Spain doing here is by it's own power.
I have no idea how they did that without help. The war starts with them surrounded and outnumbered...