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Winter Wars: A Scandinavian Expansion
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Winter Wars: A Scandinavian Expansion

Welcome to the Winter Wars Mod! I made this mod over the course of several months, complete with research. I tried hard to make it so that it corresponded as closely to Paradox's design values as possible. If you have any questions, bug reports, or recommendations, please let me know!

Winter Wars is an expansion pack style mod for the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and Finland, complete with unique focus trees and events as well as an upgraded historical roster. Where there were no historical facts available (Icelandic tanks for example) I went ahead and gave them some plausible sounding names.

Coming out of the Great War relatively unscathed, Denmark believes that its strong trade ties to Britain and Germany will keep them safe. They have down-scaled their military with a philosophy known as "Defenceless Neutrality" spearheaded by Peter Munch, arguing that Denmark would stand no chance in any sort of military situation, and as such should not provoke their neighbors by having a strong military. Due to this philosophy, the Danish military is modern, but severely underfunded and underequipped. In southern Jutland, the DNSAP works under Frits Clausen to push for the reconquest of Schleswig-Holstein, and in the cities, the communists fragment as the party splits between those who support the Comintern, and those who look instead towards a truly stateless society.

Iceland has recently been granted Home Rule by the Danish, and their desire for independence only grows stronger. Although few in number, the Icelandic people will defend their homeland with everything they have, but they have little interest in the outside world, and have no intention of being drawn into any foreign conflicts. However, there are those who wish otherwise. The squabbling leaders of the Nationalist Party look to Germany for guidance. Meanwhile, others meet to discuss how to better convince the population to join with the Soviets.

Although Norway did not officially choose a side in the Great War, they are often called the Neutral Ally for their trade policies towards Britain. Now, as war again draws to Europe, Norway will again have a choice to make. Do they support the British, or the Germans? For both seemed prepared to invade at any moment. Fighting against the mold is Vidkun Quisling, the philosophical minded leader of the Norwegian Nasjonal Samling (NS) party. However, his party is held back by internal friction between its members, and should he wish to gain power without foreign help, this will need to be quelled. In certain meetings across the country, angry debates are held as the communists fight over whether or not to join the Comintern, and should they gain traction, they will first have to deal with this issue.

Sweden is dedicated to keeping the status quo. Arguably the most powerful Scandinavian nation, Sweden must make a choice. Do they defend their neutrality at all costs? Or have those on its borders made one step too many. Inside this country politics are different than what they portray outside. The king has had the last of his executive authority removed, and there are rumblings for not only a return to old values, but also to reject the current status quo in favor of a more radical approach.

Staring down the Bear, Finland has recently come out of not only a civil war, but an attempted fascist coup. Their military is well trained and strong, but they lack the resources to fight if and when the Soviets attack. If they wish to survive, Finland must turn to the outside world, and find its allies. All that remains is for them to decide who those allies might be.

The League of Armed Neutrality creates a special kind of puppet. This is so that democratic nations will not immediately leave the faction. (i.e The Benelux nations) This has the side effect of messing with the countries' politics a bit, although they should remain whatever ideology they were when they joined.

In order to keep the game's aesthetic, I will not be using any pictures for portraits, as I feel it always pulls me out. If you wish to offer a portrait that fits in with the game's art style, for any of the characters without a picture (Notably the various kings and the prime minister of Iceland), I will happily use it. Sadly my art skills do not go that far.

Next Topic Hint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGfKi6kpdTQ (Rock you like a...)

Paradox Forum Thread: https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/mod-winter-wars-released.1069042/

Artwork Credit:
Pehr Evind Svinhufvud
Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
Axel Alarik Pehrsson

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Feb 17 @ 1:18pm
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Elfangor567  [author] 1 hour ago 
1.2 Picturesque Update!
Thanks to Lyylikki, we now have unique artwork for Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Carl Gustaf Mannerheim and Axel Alarik Pehrsson!
I have been trying to address the issues regarding denmark, but I still cannot find out why somne people's game crash. The inconsistency is why this is so hard. I have posted the code for the event on the thread, so if anyone who is experienced with scripting wants to take look, go ahead. And oif course, be sure to submit error logs so that I can try and figure out what causes this crash.
Elfangor567  [author] 1 hour ago 
That's the only reason I can think of for the game crashing on start. Sounds like something conflicts so hard that the game explodes.
random_boomerang 2 hours ago 
yeah I was using Realistic Nukes, Instant war, and player led peace. Is there a compatibility error?
Elfangor567  [author] 2 hours ago 
Are you running any other mods? If not, try deleting and re-installing Winter Wars
random_boomerang 3 hours ago 
Strange issue. I see how a lot of people's game crash with something to do about denmark, but I just crash when i try to launch the game. Any way to fix, sounds like a good mod
r56 compatible?
VikingBarn 6 hours ago 
My game crashes when i get to "Denmark daclared war on kingdom of Denmark"
Edgefall 13 hours ago 
Crashes when i occupy denmark after i have made germany surrender.

Otherwise great mod realy enjoying it. Great work!
Gabes 22 hours ago 
That Icelandic description is pretty accurate to what would've happened tbh.
Kristianbli Feb 17 @ 1:52pm 
crashes every time germany annex occupied denmark