Victoria 3's time period frames the action in Paradox's long-awaited historical grand strategy games, defining the characters, nations, and technologies you have to manage. Its start date and end date are the limits you have to take into account when picking your goals for any playthrough, providing both a limitation and a challenge.
Victoria 3's time period spans a great part of the 19th century and the first chunk of the 20th century, leading up to World War II. The game promises a deep economic and social simulation, looking to find a place of its own among Paradox Interactive's other grand strategy games.
Victoria 3 Start Date
At launch, Victoria 3 features a single start date. Every playthrough you attempt will begin on January 1, 1836. The game's end date, is slated for 1936, so you'll have precisely one century's worth of time to enact your plans.
- Victoria 3 start date: January 1, 1836
- Victoria 3 end date: 1936
This should be enough time to see your society change in significant ways, deal with secession and revolution attempts, as well as see international tensions lead to diplomatic plays and, when the sides involved cannot find a peaceful solution, war.
You have free reign over which of the era's technologies you pursue and how you deal with your neighbors, subjects, or overlords.
Although Victoria 3's time period is likely to be set in stone for the remainder of the game's lifespan, there's a chance that new start dates will be added in future DLC.
There's no official word on that happening just yet but, if Paradox takes its time or chooses not to offer multiple choices, chances are a modder somewhere will eventually do it.
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