Hearts of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron IV

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Better Canada
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Jun 23, 2016 @ 1:21pm
Dec 29, 2016 @ 2:25pm
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Better Canada

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Development of this mod has been abandoned.

It still exists in other projects like Black ICE if you want to play with it still


Improves Canada in a number of ways:
** If you do not own the "Together for Victory" DLC **
- Adds a fully customized and new focus tree for Canada with ~67 focuses
- Adds a fully functioning Quebec nation that potentially can rebel from Canada, with its own focus tree with ~59 focuses
** In all cases **
- Makes Newfoundland a Dominion of the UK
- Adds many new events, including the exploration of new resources as it happened in the war
- Adjusts the 'state' borders of the various Canadian territories and provinces to more closely resemble the real ones
- Add many missing naval bases and cities while cutting fantasy or anachronistic ones
- Renames some places to more appropriate names
- Adds a much larger, and historically appropriate starting resource amounts. Primarily steel, tungsten and aluminum

Most Recent Update Changes:
- Fixed an issue that made people who own the DLC "TFV" have generic NFs as Canada, instead of the TFV ones
- Updated two focuses to use the new icons provided by "TFV"

This mod was made and optimized for 1936. It can still be used for '39 however I cannot guarantee how well it works in that scenario.


This mod should fully work with most other mods with little reservations. Most notably however it will not work with anything that edits Canada's history files, including things like historical portrait packs. Nothing can be done about that.


1. Why is there no external link?

Paradox has made it clear that their policy for mods is that only owners of the game may have access to it, either via their forums or through workshop. As such I will not be providing a public means to circumvent this wish of theirs.

2. Why is Quebec's flag not the more familiar 'Fleurdelisé' design?

The 'Fleurdelisé' was not actually created and flown until 1948. There were a few different proposed designs prior to that but the 'Carillon' flag, the one the mod uses, was most commonly and informally used from 1902 to 1948.

3. How do I remove the "Conscription Refusal" modifier?

Via the "Conscription Plebiscite" national focus chain on the right, under the military section. You have the option of either doing it diplomatically, but only removing it partially or demanding and then forcing Quebec to adhere to it, but majorly agitating them in the process.

TL;DR: Dealing with them peacefully will eventually remove it, being a jerk about it will potentially cause a rebellion but is much more immediate.

Shout-outs and thanks:

If you like this mod, try Sir Derp's Canadian Technology, which is compatible with this add-on and adds appropriately named tech trees and units: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=732685384

Ulmont's "Unique Infantry Equipment" mod adds icons for infantry tech to many countries, including Canada: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=739173012

Thanks to the following people:

Bismarck for providing various content for Quebec
SirDerp for providing tons of ideas for content as well as collaboration in general
Phriyion for various fixes
Kesler for providing a huge amount of ideas for the Quebec NF tree

And everyone else I may have forgotten plus the community for their continued support and help!
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oszvald77 5 hours ago 
do it
SirDerp  [author] Sep 30 @ 4:03pm 
No, but they're welcome to do so.
Ircu Sep 29 @ 11:27pm 
Did anyone make a patch for this?
oszvald77 Sep 27 @ 2:17pm 

Pilot007 Sep 26 @ 8:44am 
Still better than the DLC even tho it is dead
Jared4Wally Sep 6 @ 6:15pm 
dead mod
dark x Sep 5 @ 7:47am 
Kesler Jul 28 @ 6:22pm 
"Development of this mod has been abandoned.

It still exists in other projects like Black ICE if you want to play with it still"
Jayked21 Jul 28 @ 12:55pm 
Why is everything crossed out in the description?
Zeress  [author] May 18 @ 1:00pm 
Ofc if someone updates the mod to work without stripping features and provides it, I'll host that but I personally will not be updating the mod