Hearts of Iron IV achievement guide & roadmap



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Friend in Need

Join a faction.

We'll build it in a day

Research Construction V.

Transport Tycoon

Have at least 1000 convoys.


Research all rocket, nuclear and jet technologies.

Time is on our side

Reach 1948.

Destroyer of Worlds

Deploy a nuke.

True Blitzkrieg

As Germany have both Poland and France surrender before January 1st 1940.

Operation Sea Lion

Control British mainland as Germany.

Mine is bigger than yours

Lead a faction with at least 20 members.

Master of War

Fully research a land, air and naval doctrine tree.

Canada First

Join Axis as Canada .

The bell tolls for us

Win Spanish Civil War as Republican Spain.

Cut The Strings

Break free from your overlord as a puppet.

United Netherlands

Conquer Belgium and Luxembourg as Netherlands .

The Revolution Triumphant

Have Germany as a puppet of Soviet.

No country for old men

Reach 0 manpower with Scraping the Barrel as Conscription Law.

Vive la France

Reach 1948 as France without capitulating or surrendering.


As Canada, complete the Send in the Zombies focus.

Forge of Victory

Have 50 factories as Belgium.

Nobody expects...

As Nationalist Spain in Axis manage to take Paris before the Germans.

District 9

As South Africa, have 9 civilian factories in Transvaal.

The Puppetmaster

Have at least 26 subjects.

It's 1812 All Over Again

As Canada, take and hold Washington D.C.

Poland can into space

Finish all Rocket Technologies as Poland.

New World Order

Make all nations fascist.

Big Entente

As France, complete the “Little Entente” National Focus, and have all German cores owned by you or someone in your faction.

The Empire Strikes Back

As Britain, declare war on one of your former subjects.

I Am the Tong Master

As South Africa, break free from the UK and puppet another nation.

Monarchy is Back In Fashion

As Germany, bring back the Kaiser and ensure that Italy is controlled by Victor Emmanuel by killing Mussolini.

The Revenge of Montezuma

Restore the old borders with USA as Mexico.

Party like it's 1520

Occupy Stockholm as communist Denmark.

Lethal Straight

Have a production license from at least 5 of the 7 major powers.

The Munich Disagreement

As Czechoslovakia, occupy Munich while at war with Germany.

Better than the Szent István

As Hungary, have Miklos Horthy as a Naval commander and build a battleship.

Northern Light

As a Scandinavian country form your own faction, and have Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in it.


As Egypt, go from puppet to a free nation using the autonomy system.

One Empire

Unite the entire world under the British Empire.

Duce Nuked'em

Nuke Los Angeles as fascist Italy.

Sunset Invasion

Occupy a coastal province in Europe as Mexico, and if in a faction have it contain only South American members or puppets.

Med plutonium...

Nuke Denmark as Sweden.

Once More Mate

Occupy Gallipoli as Australia.

Crusader Kings

As South Africa, finish the A King for our People focus and take Jerusalem.

Our Words Are Backed With Nuclear Weapons

As India, develop and deploy a nuke. You must have the Quit India Movement national spirit.

Neither Death nor Dishonor

As Romania, make it to 1942 with all the states you started it with and control either Moscow or Berlin.

Rule Britannia

As any British Subject state, conquer all of Britain.

Bearer of Artillery

En Svensk Tiger

As Sweden, acquire a production license for a Tiger or Tiger II tank from Germany.

The Balkan Powder Keg

As Yugoslavia, start the Second World War (i.e. be part of either the Axis or the Allies and at war with the other faction in a war you started).

Our Other Place in the Sun

As Imperial Germany, conquer a Caribbean island.

The weapons of the Third Emu War

As Australia, use a nuclear bomb on core Australian territory.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

As China, puppet and then annex Yunnan and Guangxi Clique.

The Good, the Bad and the Weird

As Manchukuo, have max level infrastructure in every owned state and generate at least 15 units of oil.

Made in China

As Communist China, have over 100 military factories.

Miklos Horthy and the Habsburg Prince

As Hungary, restore Austria-Hungary.

Death or Dishonor or Cake

As Romania, own a slice of all your starting neighbors.

Hail to the Qing

As Manchukuo, restore the Qing dynasty.


As Yugoslavia, occupy all your neighbouring countries (Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Italy and Greece).


As Czechoslovakia, occupy Canberra while at war with the Allies.

Crusader Kings 2

As South Africa, finish the Anti-Colonialist Crusade focus, release all European colonies via the focus, and take London.

The People Have Stood Up!

With Mao as your leader, win the Chinese Civil War.


As a warlord, be at war with all chinese nations simultaneously.

The Dragon Swallowed the Sun

As Manchukuo, break free from Japan and annex your former Overlord without being in a faction.

I Swear I’m Not a Byzantophile

As Greece, Form Byzantine Empire.

Make a Man Out Of You

As a warlord, have at least 1.000.000 manpower queued up for deployment.

My Ships Don't Lie

As Columbia, form Gran Colombia and have 10 Carriers and 10 Battleships.

Sunrise Invasion

As Japan, conquer Mexico then Europe before 1945.

Tojo Shot First

As Japan, nuke a core territory of the US before the US develops nuclear weapons.


As Australia, own all core territory of Hungary.

Awake and Angry

As China, reconquer all of China and Manchuria and force a Japanese surrender.

Sun Tzu Reborn

As Any Chinese Nation, have a level 9 field marshal.


As a warlord, conquer all of China and Japan.

Die, Perfidious Albion!

As Fascist France or Vichy France, occupy all of Great Britain.

One King, Two Crowns

As Bourbon Spain, hold all Spanish and French core states.

Georgia On My Mind

As the U.S.A., own and fully control all three Georgias.

Putting the Raid on the Medway to Shame

As the Netherlands, ensure the United Kingdom has no capital ships (carriers, battleships, battlecruisers, or heavy cruisers).


As the Netherlands, liberate the continental Netherlands after relocating the government to the East Indies.

Don’t Die for Your Country

As Germany in a 1939 start, occupy all of Poland and France without taking more than 475 casualties.

Last for a Thousand Years

As the United Kingdom, accomplish the federation of the entire British Empire.


Get over 90% intel in each category on a major without using code cracking.

Mi Casa es tu Casa

As Mexico, host a government-in-exile.

Man of a Thousand Faces, Every One the Same

Have the same spy get captured twice.

Spies Trade

As India, become the spymaster for the Allies.

Shaken, Not Stirred

Successfully stage a coup in any nation using a spy with the Seducer trait.

Second Time’s the Charm

As France, occupy Moscow while Napoleon VI is your country leader.

The New Home of the Revolution

As Mexico, put Trotsky in power and puppet the Soviet Union.


As Portugal, join the same faction as Great Britain.

Do You Mined?

Lay at least 1,000 mines on the coastline of an enemy nation.

Go Ahead, Macau My Day

As Portugal, create a collaboration government in Macau and have it own all Chinese states.


As the United Kingdom, put Edward VIII in power, ally Germany, and fully control Paris.

Team America

As the U.S.A., drop a nuclear bomb on Paris.

History Repeated Itself

As the U.S.A., win against the Confederate States. Again.

Underpaid, Undersexed, and Under Eisenhower

As the U.S.A., assume faction leadership of the Allies, and have over 50 expeditionary divisions from the United Kingdom.

To Arms in Dixie!

As the U.S.A., start a new civil war as the South.

Play It, Sam

Have a spy network of at least 50% strength in Casablanca.

Tour de France

Occupy all of mainland France while having at least 20 fully equipped Bicycle regiments.

Warszawo, Walcz!

Stage the Warsaw uprising and succeed.

Treading the Narrow Path

As the Netherlands, do not cave to the Germans, continue the Zuiderzee works, and do not lose control of any of your continental European states until 1945.

Pride and Extreme Prejudice

Sink the British Pride of the Fleet.

Turing Complete!

Fully decrypt all nations in the Axis.

Well, I Didn’t Vote for You

Win the Spanish Civil War as the Anarchists.

Why Die For Danzig?

As Germany, turn France fascist and occupy Danzig without going to war with France.

Arsenal of Democracy

As the U.S.A., have more than 300 military factories.

Vive la Jeune Ecole

As France, have at least 150 Destroyers and research the maximum torpedo launcher technology, before 1945.

Listen Very Carefully, I Shall Say This...

Have a French and British spy work together on the same Operation.

Assuming Direct Control

Starting as a minor power, assume faction leadership of the Allies, the Axis, or the Comintern.

Our Chief Weapon is Surprise...

As Spain, have at least 5 spies and stage 5 coups against other nations.

We Will Rock You

As Spain, own Gibraltar.

Crush the Dream

As a Communist United Kingdom, crush the American Dream by puppeting the U.S.A.

William Wallis

As the United Kingdom, put Edward VIII in power, enforce an American monarchy, and have both it and Scotland as subjects.

Nothing Wrong with our Bloody Ships

As the United Kingdom, have at least 9 battlecruisers.

You Will Never Kill Me Alive

Have one of your spies take a Suicide Pill.

30 Minutes of Hel

As Poland in the 1939 “Blitzkrieg” scenario start, inflict over 1,800,000 casualties to Germany to beat the 2018 PDXCON HOI4 challenge. Extra bragging rights if you do it in 30 minutes or less!