This mod aims to make the Spain (and subsequently Fancoist & Republican Spain) more interesting to play. It replaces the generic Focus Tree, and instead gives you options based on whether you are Fascist or Communist. For politics, you can choose to create your own faction, to unify the Iberian Peninsula, take back Gibraltar, or try and exert influence over your former South-American colonies! While Spain is unlikely to become a super power during the war, it can be transformed into something that could compete with Italy, with far reaching influence in South America. Or a powerful Fascist or Communist ally.

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Today, version 1.0 of the Spanish Civil War mod has been released!

You can find it on the Steam Workshop for Hearts of Iron 4!

This has been a really interesting side project for me! So I hope you give it a try and enjoy it, because it was fascinating to create it. Please give it a try and let me know what sort of changes you'd like to see!

So, what does this mod actually do?

The Generic National Focus tree for Spain has been replaced, and 58 new Focuses have been added! there are also new events and 3 new National Spirits.

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These focuses range from exploiting resources such as Tungsten (which Spain exported a huge amount of during the war)...

Galacian Tungsten

To enforcing crackdowns on dissidents to keep Spain safe (available once you've picked an ideology). This will give you a new idea - which can later be replaced after completing the crackdown!


Seeing as Spain was used as a testing ground for new weapons and tactics by some of the major powers of WW2, it made sense to give them a reward for going through it. This focus is quite deep in the tree, but it is very powerful...

Testing ground

One of my favorites, is part of the politics tree which focuses on South America. You will gain the ability to export your Ideology and potentially create some new allies!

However, this is definitely going to annoy the USA...


The Prelude to War

One thing I will be focusing on in the future with this mod, is making the period before the Civil War more interesting. In version 1.0 you will have the ability to influence the amount of equipment available to your preferred ideology, along with their National Unity and stockpiles.

Based on a real event - there is a good chance that the Socialist militias could have gotten access to weapons from the Spanish government in the days leading up to the War itself.

militia weapons

However, they did not!

Going your own way...

You'll also get the chance to form your own faction - the Nuevo Imperio Espanol.
It may not be historically accurate, but I felt it was probably the best way to ensure that there is a neutral Spanish fascist power in the 1939 start date.

06 faction

I plan on expanding the Pre-Civil War events over the coming weeks, to try and add some interesting Gameplay before your country implodes.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, please share them here - or on the Steam Workshop page!

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In real life, the portuguese helped the fascist, please do a focus on both fascist and communist spain to ask portugal for help (lend-lease or voluntary troops) IRL they sent troops if im not mistaken.

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Who is better?(have more events and qualıty?)


I will play wıth who ıs better :D

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Genelde Faşistler kazanıyor eğer strateji yapıp zorlamak istiyorsan Komunistleri seçeceksin.

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rectacrab Creator

Personally I feel it's a case of which flavor you prefer.
The vanilla game pushed you towards fascism, so for the mod I focused on making the communists a bit more powerful. But they both get the same events, and have similar options.

But, in terms of sheer power in WW2, then I'd suggest going fascist and allying with the Axis. You'll be backed up by Germany, be well positioned to take on France, and you can close off the Mediterranean to the allies by taking Gibraltar.

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I cant wait for your answer because mod ıs beatıful
I was fascist and declare war germany after than declare war allıes wıth communıts.Capture ENG after than FRA Now,europe controlled by me and (mostly communists) thıs was very different lol :D

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Nice mod , will there be any versions of the mod uploaded here ?

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rectacrab Creator

mrlinkwii, I've just uploaded it to the site now!
You'll find it in the files section, please let me know if there are any issues.

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