This seems to have got skipped in its proper sequence.
And, also as promised, screenies and the new save! Let’s first have a look at the world in 1936. We’ll start in the center, Europe!
That’s Poland in red – together, we form the Axis. Norway is Fascist, which unfortunately gives me Quisling’s highly incompetent cabinet, but that can’t be helped. I do feel Haakon VII should not be head of state of a Fascist Norway, but oh well. Next up, North America, where I’ve been winning some wars lately:
Sea to shining sea! Pity I haven’t got a navy to protect my resource access from there; for some reason, my DNs converted to Great War battlecruisers, a more useless unit than which, it is hard to imagine.
Been winning wars here too.
Africa. Kind of useless, honestly. Still, as you can see, Norway is quite a monster when it comes to getting hands on raw materials. Alas, that’s where the good news ends; our industry is utterly pathetic. One-third the IC of Belgium! The fact is as it always has been, there just aren’t enough Ynglings, and there’s a limit to how much good you can get out of conscript workers in a modern industry. This means that Norway has the combined problems of the historical Germany and Britain: It’s trying to hold down a fourth of the world’s area with maybe a tenth of the industry; and at the same time, it wants to conquer the rest of Europe.
Ye gods, would you look at that China! The one to watch, for sure.