Finlandia Focus Tree

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Author: finjeta

Last revision: 6 Jun at 10:01 UTC (15)

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Supported version 1.7


Brand new focus tree for Finland which includes:
Democratic, non-aligned, fascist, communist and monarchist government branches
Branches for industry, fortification, navy, air and two for the army
50+ new national spirit
8 generals, 2 admirals and a field marshal with portraits and historically accurate traits
New events and fixing some of the vanilla events
New leaders and unique portraits for some of the vanilla ones
Better flags for Finland
Unique icons for some focuses and national spirits

Finlandia Focus Tree

Finland was a extremely active country during WW2, fighting a fairly successful defensive war against the Soviet Union in the winter of 1939. Then in 1941 joining Germany in the Operation Barbarossa against Soviet Union and then finally, in 1944 signed an armistice with the Soviet Union and being dragged into one last war against Germany.

Almost none of this is seen in Hearts Of Iron 4 though. Only the Winter War exists. Which is why I sought to make this mod in the first place. With this mod Finland has the option to join Germany against the Soviet Union and leave it if Germany is being pushed back.

There are also options to reform into a fascist or communist nations and achieve their goals of either creating a Greater Finland or spreading the revolution to other Nordic nations. The democratic path on the other hand allows you to form a faction with Sweden, Norway and Denmark while non-aligned path will be the most historically accurate path. In addition there is a monarchist path that allows you to change Finland into a Kingdom and be lead by one of three houses. House Hesse, Romanov or Bernadotte each with their own focuses and leaders.

The focus tree also contains ways to increase one’s industry, mining, military tactics, manpower as well as paths for improving Finland’s air and sea capabilities.

All of the branches have been made to be fairly realistic and to not make Finland overpowered while also taking into account Finland’s real world actions and events pre- and post WW2.

I have collected all of the original images which I used to make the portraits as well as their finished versions.


While I cannot guarantee 100% compatibility with other mods I can still say that for most it shouldn’t be a problem. As long as they don’t do anything to modify Finland you should be fine.

You don’t need any DLC’s for this mod to work but it does use some graphical assets from them and as such you might have question marks in some of the focuses and national spirit.

Man the Guns tech tree and ship designer are taken into account and are fully functional.

Achievements cannot be earned with this mod on.

1.1 new content

Added 8 new generals and one field marshal with portraits and historically accurate traits
Added Svinhufvud as the leader of non-aligned and his retirement after 1937 presidential elections
Updated 1936 political situation to be more realistic
Added historically accurate air force for Finland
Updated fleet to match in game tech levels
Updated starting techs to be more historically accurate
Fine tuned the focus tree, events and AI decision making for both
(Read change notes from top of the page for full details)

1.2 update

Fixed "all" spelling mistakes
Balanced political trees
-"Finland Forever" is now locked so one cannot join a faction and still keep all the bonuses
-Democratic and Neutral paths now have focuses that give natural resources
1.2.1 Various bug fixes and added Mannerheim as a president and reparations debuff after making peace with the Soviets and ending the Continuation War trough the focus "between two devils"
(Full list of changes in the change notes on top of the page )

1.3 Monarchy update

Changed all the focuses to be completed in 45 days (or less in few cases) instead of default of 70 days
Added a monarchy branch with three different royal houses
-House of Hesse. The family that was supposed to rule Finland after it’s independence if Finland hadn’t become a republic. In 1938 the family was lead by Philip Of Hesse who was a high ranking member in the Nazi party.
-House Romanov. The old leader of the Russian Empire and while many died during the revolution some survived. In 1936 the family was lead by Vladimir Kirillovitš Romanov and as one can expect, he doesn’t like Soviets running rampant in Russia.
-House Bernadotte. The current ruling family of Sweden and in game you will be able to invite Carl Wilhelm Ludvig, the second son of the Swedish king. With him in charge the relationship between Finland and Sweden becomes closer.
1.3.1 bug fix
1.3.2 bug fix and added a new flag for communist Finland
1.3.2 Added some unique icons for monarchy focus tree and fixed some bugs
(Full list of changes can be found in the change notes on top of the page )

1.4 Debuff update

Added 3 starting debuffs for Finland in 1936. "Outdated Equipment", "Lack Of Ammunition" and "Weak AT Rifles"
Added ways to remove these debuffs trough the focus tree.
various bug fixes.
1.4.1 Fan suggestions update
Ability to change names of various provinces if owned by Finland.
Added a possibility to unlock fifth research slot.
Changed the picture for "infantry weapons 2" technology to resemble suomi-kp smg.
Various other changes.
1.4.2 General Update
Added a portrait for "Vilho Annala", the fascist leader
Changed the Democratic and Neutral flags around.
Other small changes and fixes
1.4.3 Bug fixes
Fixed the "Weak AT rifles" research debuff. Now it actually works
(Full list of changes can be found in the change notes on top of the page )

1.5 Leader Update

Added Väinö Tanner as the new democratic leader
Added an event that replaces Kyösti Kallio (non aligned leader) with Risto Ryti (old democratic leader, now non aligned)
Added 2 new admirals
Added traits for almost all Finnish party leaders
Added a fascist flag
Various other changes
1.5.1 Advisor Update
Added 5 political advisors, 1 theorist and 1 military high commander.
1.5.2 General Update
Opened up the neutral branch if Finland doesn’t go to war by mid 1940
(Full list of changes can be found in the change notes on top of the page )

1.6 Man The Guns update

Made compatible with 1.6 update
Added Man The Guns versions of ships and technology
(Full list of changes can be found in the change notes on top of the page )

1.7 Hydra update

Made compatible with 1.7 update
Added traits for the 3 kings
(Full list of changes can be found in the change notes on top of the page )

Future updates

This mod has now achieved everything that I planned when I originally launched it and as such there will be no major updates to this mod barring any updates that change the game mechanics. Any future updates will be smaller, focusing mainly on events, decisions, graphical changes or bug fixes.

Version history

1.0 Launch
1.1 Graphical and historical update
1.2 Balance update
1.2.1 Bug fixes
1.3 Monarchy Tree
1.3.1 & 2 bug fixes
1.3.3 General update
1.4 Debuffs and bugs
1.4.1 Fan Monday
1.4.2 General update
1.4.3 Bug fixes
1.5 Leader Update
1.5.1 Advisor Update
1.5.2 General Update
1.6 Man The Guns update
1.7 Hydra update