Hearts of Iron 4 (HOI4) – How to Disband Faction

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During the Second World War there were three main factions that formed and fought to gain supremacy over the world. The Axis, Allies, and the Comintern are the three main forces that participated in the world that defined our world.

However, in Hearts of Iron 4 players can create their own factions from the ground up and establish their own powers that can fight head to head with the big three.

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These factions are a great way to gain allies with a similar goal in mind and intervene in the major conflict of the century. But, at some point, you might just want to leave this faction and join a different one. As a leader, you can only do this by dismantling it.

To disband a faction in Hearts of Iron 4 you will first need to kick all of your allies from it and then press the Dismantle Faction button under the national focus one.

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Why Disband a Faction?

The main reason players would want to disband a faction in HOI4 is to leave it.

The only way a leader of a faction can leave that faction is by completely destroying it. This system is very limiting, especially for main powers such as the United Kingdom or the Soviet Union.

How to Disband a Faction in HOI4

Before disbanding a faction, you will first need to become its leader. Only the leader of a faction can destroy it forever.

To do this, you will need to meet 3 criteria:

  • Have more than double the faction leader’s deployed Manpower
  • Have more than 150% of the factories of the faction leader
  • Be in every war the faction leader is currently in

Once you manage to reach this feat, you can use 200 Political Power to take over the leadership of the faction, allowing you to disband it.

To actually dismantle the alliance, you will need to kick every member out first. Open their diplomatic menu by right clicking them and press the Kick From Faction button.

The game will warn you of repercussions, but you should just ignore it.

Once everyone is out of the faction, press Q to open the political menu and press the button with an X over two green flags that appears next to the name of the faction to the right of the image of your ruler.

If the button is grayed out, it means you haven’t gotten rid of all the faction members.

To see all of them in one place, you can open the diplomacy menu with any country, press the Open Country List in the bottom left corner of the screen, and then press the name of your faction in the upper part of the screen.

This will reveal all of the members of the faction. You have to only see your country and your puppets in this list for the dismantle faction button to work.

There is a bug, however, where countries that have capitulated and have no territories cannot be kicked from the faction. Free France seems to be one of the main culprits.

If this happens, you likely have no chance of kicking them since this is a bug, and you will be stuck in this situation until you somehow free France from their oppressors.

That’s everything you need to know about how to disband factions in Hearts of Iron 4!

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Adrian Oprea

Based in London, United Kingdom, Adrian Oprea is a Guides Writer. As a professional single-player RPG player, Adrian has often been stigmatized. He has decided to pour his frustration into writing guides!

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