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Arsenal of Democracy
Arsenal of Democracy Cover
Developer(s) BL-Logic
Publisher(s) Paradox Interactive
Engine Europa Engine
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) Q1 2010
Genre(s) Real-time grand strategy
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
System requirements Pentium III with 800 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 1 GB of free hard drive space, 4 MB DirectX-compatible video card, DirectX-compatible sound card.

Arsenal of Democracy is a grand strategy wargame that is based on Hearts of Iron II. It is developed by BL-Logic, a development studio made up by fans of the Hearts of Iron series and active members of the modding community. It was announced on September 8, 2009[1] and is planned for release sometime during the first quarter of 2010.[2]



Arsenal of Democracy takes place during World War II and the early years of the Cold War. Almost all nations in existence and several hypothetical nations are playable. The player can control various aspects of their nation including appointing political figures, changing policies, researching technology, developing provinces, espionage, trading, and building their armed forces. The game plays in real time but can be slowed down, sped up, or paused altogether.

Key Features

  • Increased resolution and windowed mode freely selectable
  • Totally reworked combat mechanics, new missions and realistic combat behavior and losses
  • Several new technologies
  • New espionage interface and reworked espionage system
  • One of the most detailed economy and production system found in any Hearts of Iron game
  • Realistic logistics system
  • Everything is moddable
  • AI reworked and now poses a genuine threat, even to experienced players
  • 4 new battle scenarios

A complete list of new features can here found here


Arsenal of Democracy was first announced on September 8, 2009 on the official Paradox forums. The game became possible due to Paradox Interactive licensing the Europa engine to independent developers.[3]

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