Major powers in Hearts of Iron IV

30 April 2022
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A major country (major power) is a state with a special status that has several additional modifiers related to gameplay. Major countries can be recognized by the golden frame around the country’s flag.

Poland as a superpower in HoI4

Major powers

The major powers are the 7 countries that were historically recognized as major powers before World War II. The major powers were also highlighted in the country selection menu when creating the new game. The major powers are:

  • France,
  • United States,
  • United Kingdom,
  • German Reich,
  • Italy,
  • Japan,
  • Soviet Union.

How to gain major power status?

Major status can be obtained in two ways:

  1. One should have at least 35 factories, at the same time having 3 more factories than the power with the smallest number of factories or having more than 70% of the average factories of the seven powers with the largest number of factories.
  2. It is necessary to lead the faction.

The status of a major country is not influenced by other factors such as the size of a country’s army or territory.

What does major power status affect?

The status of a major power affects several aspects of the game, especially diplomacy. One of the most important functions of major power is that as long as at least 3 major countries are in the game, the game will not end.


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