Hearts of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron IV

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Propaganda Campaigns
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Propaganda Campaigns

RELEASE NOTES: The new Update 0.8.2 "Keep Calm and Carry On" adds the United Kingdom to the list of included nations! Please note however that the mod is still in development and that, due to personal time constraints, I can only publish new updates and reply to comments very slowly. Thank you for your support and patience!

Propaganda was and still is a powerful tool when it comes to rallying people for a war. World War II especially saw massive propaganda campaigns by all participants, some of which still hold their influence to this day. Unfortunately, HOI4 pays little to no attention to this topic except for one or two useless decisions that you never use anyway. So let's change that, shall we?

This mod adds a completely new propganda system to the game. Complete decisions and create departments for your information agency to earn Propaganda Tokens that can then be used to launch powerful propaganda campaigns. These campaigns not only give you an advantage over your enemies, but are also displayed in the game in the form of real posters from the second world war. (Read the disclaimer at the bottom)

  • 1 new Ressource "Propaganda Tokens"
  • 31 new Propaganda Posters
  • 9 new Propaganda Leaflets (WIP)
  • 7 included Nations (WIP)
  • 1 new Operation
  • New Events
  • Working AI Behavior

The main focus of this mod is to add new peace-time mechanics which extend the base game in a meaningful way, while still maintaining the original game flow.

Current version: 0.8.2 "Keep Calm and Carry On"

I have worked hard to ensure that the basic functions of this mod are fully implemented. There is still a big chunk of content missing, but the mod is completely playable for all the included nations listed below. If you have any suggestions for additional features, feel free to post them in the discussion "Suggestions / Improvements".

Planned Features:
  • Propaganda campaigns for all major nations
    - Finished: Germany, Soviet Union, United Kingdom
    - Planned: United States, France, Italy, Japan
  • Updated graphics for Events, Operations, etc.
  • Alternative phases for the Operation
  • More Events
  • Advanced AI Behavior

Please make sure to report any bugs or balancing issues in "Bugs / Balancing".

Compatibility and Expandability
Compatible with: Road to 56

This mod should be compatible with most other mods as it does not modify any base game files. However, I cannot guarantee that there will be no conflicts one hundred percent of the time. Also, for obvious reasons, I cannot ensure proper balancing or immersion regarding the campaigns in other mods.

Supported languages:

Do you want to add your own posters to the mod?
This mod was designed in a way that anyone can easily add new propaganda campaigns to the game. You can find a tutorial and all necessary documents in this Guide. Don't forget to shamelessly promote your submod in the discussion "Your Mod Spotlight".

Contribution and Support
I am currently looking for people to help me find posters for the other major nations and to help translate the mod into other languages. If you are interested, please check the discussion "Collaboration (Posters / Translation)" for more information. I'm planning to include anyone who can help me as a small easter egg in the mod. Please note that, due to personal time constraints, it may take a few days before I can respond to your comment.

Thanks to Globvs[github.com] for his incredible Ultimate-HOI4-GFX Collection[github.com].


Disclaimer: I do not support any of the statements made on the posters used in this mod. The posters were chosen exclusively for aesthetic and thematic reasons and are only for educational purposes. I have taken great caution not to use images with excessive personality cult, calls for genocide or other discriminating messages.
Popular Discussions View All (4)
Oct 22 @ 11:03am
PINNED: Collaboration (Posters / Translation)
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Oct 11 @ 10:10am
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Sep 11 @ 12:33pm
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Lithographer Oct 22 @ 10:14pm 
slots for 6 posters but max is 3? *visible confusion* :secretweapon_hoi:
adm1ral Oct 19 @ 9:59pm 
Devs are going to steal it for the next DLC probably :emofdr:
Likeurs ? Oct 19 @ 5:28am 
is there french propaganda like before the war and when they're fighting in africa with de gaulle ?
JaztinZLH Oct 18 @ 5:32pm 
Please add Spain, I think the spanish civil war is a great conflict
danielodo Oct 17 @ 12:27pm 
Poland please
FaZe_NiKo Oct 17 @ 4:09am 
Zak Bagans Oct 16 @ 1:35pm 
I hope that Morale will eventually be added as a major mechanic because that would work perfectly with this.
Horatio Nelson Oct 15 @ 6:34pm 
Amazing Mod, this needs to get up-voted to get put into the game. Propaganda had a major role in the war effort.
cloudy Oct 15 @ 5:36am 
nice job mate hope nice thinking :)
MR CANEL 96 Oct 14 @ 1:51am 
I loved, good job