Blood and Iron is a major overhaul mod for Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness. It's based on NNM and includes various reworked elements from other mods or minimods such as Vickymod, PDM etc. The main focus is on fixing, improving and balancing the game and expanding it with more gameplay mechanics, as well as to make the game more historical and realistic by adding more major and important historical events and nations in a way that it doesn't become too bloated and railroaded, as it also focuses on what-if scenarios and alternate outcomes if the player decides to follow a different path, and to make every country interesting and fun to play by adding more flavor events.

RSS Rebel Funding, Confucianism and Paraguayan War

Here are some of the new changes and additions for this beta version.

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One of the main features of this update is the rebel funding decisions. Inspired by the patriot rebel funding event and similar to the Release Vassal decisions, nationalist rebels of every non existing tag can be funded after Nationalism and Imperialism is researched if the conditions are met.

Rebel Funding

It's only available for great- and secondary powers and right now it can be only used in neighboring countries that are either great- or secondary powers, have low relations with you and if the primary culture isn't primary- or accepted culture there, although I might add a neighboring core requirement in the future. Keep in mind that it isn't guaranteed these rebels will rise up because of hardcoded rebel behaviors, so use it wisely.

Rebel Funding

I added a new religion to the Far East. It always bothered me how China and Korea were almost entirely buddhist, which wasn't really the case at that time period (especially not in Korea, where buddhist were actively persecuted until the 19. century). So similar to Europa Universalis, most of these countries and pops now have Confucian religion.

Confucian religion

In South America, Venezuela now has an event about the Federal War, and I finally replaced NNM's Paraguayan War event with a proper event chain. It is now connected the Argentine and Uruguayan civil wars, as well as to the Paraguayan events. A victorious Triple Alliance can either take their claims (historical outcome) or partition the country, while Paraguay can gain a sea access or become a regional power. And for some fun alternate history for a victorious Paraguay, Solano López can crown himself emperor now.

Paraguayan War

For a full list of changes, visit the Changes and plans article or the download page.


Good to see Confucianism as an East Asian culture. Makes a lot more sense. :)

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