Hearts of Iron 4 - Finland and its Alternative History Part 1!

21 September 2023, 12:30 / by Fabian Rossbach
Hearts of Iron 4 - Finland and its Alternative History Part 1!

The Fascination of Hearts of Iron 4

Who doesn't love a good game of Hearts of Iron 4? It's a game that never fails to impress us with its complexity and depth. But have you heard about the latest DLC Arms Against Tyranny? It expands the game with an alternative storyline for Finland!

Here at Keyfuchs, we've taken a closer look at this exciting content. So grab a snack, get comfortable, and join us on this journey through time and space.

Finland's Alternative History in Hearts of Iron 4

In the 1920s and 1930s, Europe witnessed the rise of extreme right-wing movements as a response to economic difficulties and social unrest. Finland was also affected by this.

In this alternative historical scenario, you can take on the role of the right-wing movement Lapua in Finland and rewrite history. Whether peacefully or with violence, the choice is yours.

"Right-Wing Policies" and "Discredit the Democratic System"

The decisions you make in Hearts of Iron 4 always have consequences. For example, with "Right-Wing Policies," you can unlock your fascist demagogue and strengthen the ideology in the country.

Or you can choose to "Discredit the Democratic System" to achieve a slower but peaceful change of ideology. Alternatively, you can opt for "Prepare a Military Coup" if you prefer a faster (but more violent) change of ideology.

Finland's New Leader: Vilho Annala

In this alternate scenario, Vilho Annala, a Finnish nationalist and far-right political activist, becomes Finland's new leader. In the game, this is portrayed through his role as an economic reformer.

The Future of Finland in Hearts of Iron 4

What does the future hold for fascist Finland? Among other things, you can unlock advisors, receive bonuses for the army and industry, and much more. You have the option to either join the Axis or form a faction led by Finland, focusing on the Nordic and Baltic states.

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"Finnish Irredentism" and the Last Kinship War

The decision for "Finnish Irredentism" has several effects. The most important ones are claims in Kola and East Karelia, a significant reduction in the cost of taking over core territories, and claims during peace conferences.

In addition, you have the opportunity to trigger a last kinship war in Karelia. This conflict is about supporting the Finno-Ugric peoples such as Estonians, Karelians, and Ingrians who seek to free themselves from Bolshevik or Soviet control and establish their own nations.


The new DLC Arms Against Tyranny for Hearts of Iron 4 offers exciting new possibilities and challenges. You have the chance to rewrite Finland's history and choose your own path. Whether peaceful or violent, the fate of Finland is in your hands!

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