Hearts of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron IV

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Female Leaders
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Dec 2, 2018 @ 4:26pm
Oct 28, 2019 @ 1:41am
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Female Leaders

Replaces state leaders with women.

Currently, the mod only changes the leaders of the major nations that appear on the "Select Country" screen. Other nations will be altered over time. May conflict with any mods that alter the countries altered by the mod.

Note: The women chosen have been chosen because they are politically or socially relevant to the time period that Hearts of Iron IV occurs in. They have not been chosen because they explicitly supported the ideology that they have been assigned to.

This mod is not dead, but due to a lack of time and the complexity of researching notable women of this era, there will be a large delay between updates.


The next leaders to be implemented will be the rulers of the British Commonwealth nations (Australia, British Malaya, Canada, the Raj, South Africa, and New Zealand).

Following these, the next most likely candidate for new leaders will be the minor nations of Europe.

If you have any suggestions for potential leaders for any country, or better candidates for countries that have already been modified, please leave a comment with your suggestion. All comments are read, even if they are not replied to.


For previous changes, see the mod changelog.

Version 1.1.0 - The British Empire

Please note that South Africa has no female leaders in this match, and some countries are missing some leaders. This is due to a lack of available information on women in these countries during this time period. If you have any suggestions or research material, please comment below.

- Replaces Eric Campbell (Fascist) with Irene Longman, the first woman elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly.
- Replaces John Curtin (Democratic) with Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the House of Representatives of Australia.
- Replaces Richard Dixon (Communist) with Adela Pankhurst, co-founder of the Communist Party of Australia.
- Replaces Rod Hull (Non-aligned) with Zara ♥♥♥♥-Ruthven, wife of the 1st Earl of Gowrie, 10th Governor-General of Australia.

British Malaya:
- Replaces Sir Shenton Thomas (Democratic) with Lucy Montgomery, wife of Sir Thomas.

British Raj:
- Replaces V. D. Savarkar (Fascist) with Kalyani Sen, an officer of the WRINS (Women's Royal Indian Naval Service).
- Replaces B. P. Sitaramayya (Democratic) with Sarojini Naidu, an independence activist.
- Replaces Lord Linlithgow (Non-aligned) with Marchioness Linlithgow, wife of Lord Linlithgow.

- Replaces Mackenzie King (Democratic) with Agnes Macphail, the first female member of the House of Commons of Canada.
- Replaces Tim Buck (Communist) with Rae Luckock, a socialist elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

New Zealand:
- Replaces Michael Joseph Savage (Democratic) with Elizabeth McCombs, the first woman elected to the Parliament of New Zealand.
- Retains Elsie Farrelly (Communist) with an updated portrait to match the other portraits introduced by this modification.

Updated for 1.7.* compatibility.
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Adseria Mar 16 @ 11:47pm 
I mean, a nice update would be one to make it work with the latest version of the game.
ᴄ₁₇ʜ₁₉ɴᴏ₃ Mar 11 @ 8:57am 
Oh God... What a hell is German women?!
Rauchmann  [author] Mar 6 @ 4:28pm 
To those still visiting this page, the mod is not dead, but due to a lack of time and the complexity of researching notable women of this era, I stopped updating it a few DLC ago. I will update the mod if specific updates are requested. Suggestions for more historical women are always welcome.
Adseria Nov 23, 2020 @ 1:38am 
I take it this mod is dead?
Die Kaiserin May 30, 2020 @ 7:04pm 
Update Please
spoos May 28, 2020 @ 12:01pm 
Is Japan's Hirohito's wife?
DrDalek Oct 12, 2019 @ 6:58pm 
The mod seemed not to be working if its actived alongside any extended technology mod (add technologies, RT56 Technology mod etc).
keineemails Oct 4, 2019 @ 3:05am 
Nice, but far away form history!
Who make it in Germany?
Rauchmann  [author] Jun 22, 2019 @ 3:48pm 
It appears that some of the files had a few syntax errors in them that were preventing them from working properly. This should now be fixed.

If the update doesn't work, check that you don't have any other mods that replace leaders or states. If you don't, let me know that it doesn't work.
kilo Jun 18, 2019 @ 8:23pm 
I also don't get any female leaders for the commonwealth, any thoughts?