Victoria 3 Radicals: How To Deal With Them

Victoria 3 Radicals: How To Deal With Them
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Tarran Stockton

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27th Oct 2022 10:14

You will need to learn how to deal with Radicals in Victoria 3 if you wish to manage your nation effectively and not have the people rise up against you. Victoria 3 is all about the internal management of a nation, and the laws you set and the standards of living you create will affect your population, causing them to be happy and loyal, or discontent and radical. So if you want to know how to manage turmoil within your nation, check out how to deal with Radicals in Victoria 3

How To Deal With Radicals In Victoria 3

How To Deal With Radicals In Victoria 3
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In Victoria 3, Radicals form when someone becomes unhappy with the government. As more Radicals are created in your nation, they will have knock-on effects, such as causing turmoil, which can cause the overall morale to lower and the economy to suffer. When too many Radicals want change, they can also start a revolution and overthrow the status quo, which will significantly affect the structure of the country. 

 

There are a few main ways that someone can become unhappy and thus turn Radical, such as: 

  • If their Standard of Living is below their minimum expectation.
  • If their Standard of Living falls. 
  • If they are discriminated against due to religion or culture. 
  • If they are fired from their workplace due to changes in production methods.
  • If they are a member of an interest group which has political demands that haven't been met.
  • Random events which cause individual pops or groups of pops to become Radical. 

The key to dealing with Radicals in Victoria 3, is getting more Loyalists. These are pops that are the direct opposite, meaning they like the status quo and are fans of the current government. They are also important for raising the approval of interest groups, which ensures you can gain interest groups' traits and stop them from planning a revolution. There are two main ways to create Loyalists:

  • If their Stands of Living increases.
  • Random events that cause individual pops or groups of pops to become Loyalists. 

How To Deal With Radicals In Victoria 3 laws
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Another key way to reduce Radicalism in your country is by enacting specific laws and propping up certain institutions. Militarised Police Force and Dedicated Police Force both provide bonus reduction to Radical gain from Standard of Living decreases, which is perfect if your economy is about to start faltering. This also leads into the Law Enforcement institution, which provides the same bonus, increasing as you put more points into it. 

National Guard and Secret Police laws reduce Political Movement Radicalism increases, allowing you to stave off revolution for longer. Guaranteed Liberties is a powerful law as it reduces Radicals that are created from Standard of Living decreases, while also increasing Loyalists that created by Standard of Living increases. All three of these laws tie into the Home Affairs institution, which provides the same bonuses as Guaranteed Liberties, increasing as you put more points into it. 

That's all for our explainer in Victoria 3 Radicals, and now you know what threat they provide to your nation, along with methods of reducing them.

If you're looking to enact some of the laws we highlighted above, make sure you know how to pass laws in Victoria 3

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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