Vichy France is a puppet state released by German Reich once German Reich makes France capitulate. The player will have an option to either form Vichy France or keep the land for German Reich.
When computer controlled Edit
Vichy France is always an Axis member because it is a puppet. It can take 2 routes; the logical route, and the suicidal route.
The logical route Edit
Vichy France will stay as an Axis member, however as a puppet they are not very powerful in any way.
The suicidal route Edit
Vichy France will defect to the Allies, leading up to a painful steamrolling, however Germany never bothers to take back Vichy France Africa, and they only attacked France. Like this, they lose a few victory points and resources.