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Questions tagged [europa-universalis-4]

A grand strategy game which allows a player to control any nation in the world from 1444 to 1821.

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Does bankruptcy remove all buildings based on when their construction started or finished?

So my economic policy has proved a bit unsustainable, and I'm now several thousand gold in debt. I plan to declare bankruptcy, but I figure there's no reason to rush into things. I would like to ...
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What is the rules for colonial nations taking my new colony territories?

In the New World, I have a few core territories, two vassals I wish to annex, and a colonial subject inbetween them. I need to build a "core territory" next to the vassals to annex them, but the ...
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How to prevent overseas colonies from becoming vassals?

I truly love the EU series, and I've played it numerous times, but everytime that my overseas lands (colonies) become too large they are declaring themselves independent and they become a vassal. I ...
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AI guarantees independence of nations after taking their territory

I've noticed that sometimes when an AI nation A takes a large percentage of another AI nation B's provinces, they guarantee their independence. Is this an inbuilt strategy from the EU4's AI to prevent ...
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Should I force vassalise my historical rival?

Playing as Byzantium, I have finally won my last war against the Ottomans and I can subdue their nation into a single province. I also have the option to make them my vassal. Having them as a subject ...
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Opening strategy of the Knights without raiding

All of the opening strategies of the Knights I have read require raiding the Egyptian, Turkish, and Crimean coasts for essentially unlimited money. However, I don't have the Mare Nostrum DLC so I ...
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I become personal union overlord of stronger country - what to do?

I play Portugal and suddenly France got under my rule in personal union (I did not intended so). I don't like it at all because: They are 180% stronger and have liberty desire 100%, I need to pay ...
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Why france intervened to help me in independece war against Castile?

I play Portugal, I chose to support Aragon and Naples independence war against weakened Castile in AD 1501 (allied with my rival Morocco and with Siena). Despite our alliance had 2x more soldiers and ...
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Why I always loose this battle with France despite huge advantage (eu4)?

I accepted call from my allied Muscovy to entered war against my rival France. Our coalition (Me Czech, Spain, Muscowy and all our colonies) is much stronger than theirs (Novgorod,France, Lotrine). I ...
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EU4: Mouse not recognising clicks properly in Full Screen on Mac

My PC is fried nowadays so I downloaded EU-IV on my mac. But the problem is that when I open the game, the mouse starts acting weirdly. Clicking on Single player opens the "About" screen. Clicking ...
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I cannot annex Indian state, only “force migration”

Question: I made my first colony in Brasil and I occupied land of some "Tapuia" Indians neighboring to my colony. But in peace negotiations I see only "Force migration". I cannot annex them or claim ...
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Does the “Conquest of Jerusalem” triggered modifier still exist?

In past versions of EU4, occupying Jerusalem (the province Judea) could activate a triggered modifier granting some bonuses (yearly prestige and some missionary-related stuff). The listing for this ...
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Local Tax Modifier vs. Local Tax Value in Production Interface

What is the difference between Local Tax Modifier and Local Tax Value, along with Production and Manpower, in the Production Interface?
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Promising land to allies?

Sometimes allies join an aggressive war only if you promise them land. However, in the peace deal screen, under "cede provinces", there are no options to give your allies a province; or sometimes, ...
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Getting Peace of Westphalia in League War while not war leader?

I'm playing EU4 on latest patch (Rule Britannia) as GB, I went Anglican religion. I want to become Emperor of the HRE and to do that I need to have neither Catholic nor Protestant win the religious ...
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At how much income can colonial nations self expand?

I have a colonial nation at La Plata but it doesn't self expand. Reading the EU4 wiki, it reads When colonial nations have enough income to sustain a working colonist, they will automatically ...
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Managing Aggressive Expansion while avoiding a Coalition

I'm trying to annex Provence's three provinces and two things will happen I would receive around 4 to 63 Aggressive Expansion Burgundy and the Papal State may form a coalition. However, I presumed ...
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Why does France get excommunicated within the first few months of my 1444 game?

This is the third time I got excommunicated for no presumable reason in 1444. It is seriously hindering my ability to retake my Cores. Is this random or basically an event that always happens?
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How to deal with institutions in EU4?

I am playing my first game of EU4 and I came across institutions. The problem is that the Printing Press institution spawned in just one, high development province. The currect projected finish date ...
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Some questions about EU4 trade? [closed]

I am new to EU4 (playing the demo right not) and I am confused about several things: 1) What determines how much money is kept in a node? Can this be changed? 2) Suppose my home port is A, which ...
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Do you always win sieges in EU4 if there is no intrerruption?

I am playing the EU4 demo and I am confused about sieges. I saw a youtube video where the player said that 2000 infantry is enough for a siege. I have several questions about this: If 2000 infantry ...
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Convert “Never fully converted” provinces

I'm playing Turkey and I'm trying to convert all my provinces into Sunni. However, I have some Dhimmi/zealots provinces that say that they "never will be Sunni". My question is: is it possible to ...
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Why Should I Remain Catholic?

I recently got into Europa Universalis IV. Things are going well for my first game. I started as Castile and diplomatically formed Spain. I am the world leader in colonization in the New World. France ...
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Opinion modifier of reappearing countries

Countries can disappear when they lose all of their lands. However, they can be again by releasing them (as vassals or through a peace deal, big enough revolts). How is the opinion modifier of a ...
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What is the absolute easiest nation to do a world conquest with?

I have been attempting to unite the world under one tag in EU4 with moderate success, doing a few test runs recreating the Roman Empire as an orthodox Ottomans and getting the Mare Nostrum achievement....
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Is there a way to know the total development of a specific country?

In my case, I'm playing Ming and I want to avoid the Unguarded Nomadic Frontier disaster caused by a neighboring country that is a Horde and has 300 development. I know there is a map mode that shows ...
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Is there time-limit for Catholic Reformation?

So, in my game now is Age of Absolutism. Protestant and Reform has yet to spawn since during the previous ages I have been then Catholic Defender of Faith and often the Curia Controller. The only ...
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How to ask your colonial nation to give you territories?

In my game, I have founded colonial nation in Caribbean. That colonial nation decided to declare war with a country in Yukatan peninsula and proceed to fully annex them, adding 5 more provinces to ...
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How do I kill the Pope?

I've been playing for 60 in-game years. However, the pope has yet to change even once. Right now I have 72.7% chance of becoming curia controller. In CK2 an "unfortunate and tragic accident" of ...
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Where does regiment and ships reinforce from?

Suppose I make a regiment and a ship in Roma. My territory is the whole Italian peninsula. If that regiment and ship suffered casualties. Does the reinforcement comes from Roma only? Or does it come ...
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Roman culture for converted CK2 game

I finished Crusader Kings 2 (CK2) where I own the Roman Empire. I converted the save game and bring it to Europa Universalis 4 (EU4). If I were to create Roman Empire in EU4, regions with my primary ...
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Is it normal to have a protestant Papacy?

I have been doing a few attempts at unifying the Holy Roman Empire. And recently I have had success at crushing the centers of reformation on most of my test runs as Austria, except for the fact that ...
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My vassal occupies land that I want for myself

Sometimes during the war my vassal occupies a province and doesn't give it to me (they have core in province). And because of this at the end of the war I can give this province only to them. It isn't ...
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How do I get boats as a primitive nation in EU4?

I have been testing multiple times as the Inca's, and I cannot seem to get boats, please help.
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What is the purpose of the Immortal trait for custom rulers?

In Europa Universalis 4, one of the options for creating a custom nation with 800 points is to make your current ruler immortal. Yet, in order to do so you must start off with a one province nation ...
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EU4: Why is my personal union ending?

I am playing as Aragon and I have a personal union with Castile. My ruler is called "Alfons VI de Trastámara". Everything is well, Castile's opinion of me is 200, and I have just started to integrate ...
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Is it possible to form Germany as Austria?

I am planning to do a run wherein I will get the achievement 'An Early Reich', and seeing that Austria appears to be in the best starting position in the Germanic region of Europe, I an curious if ...
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When can I promote an advisor?

In update 1.23, the one released alongside Cradle of Civilization, advisors were given personal religions and cultures and the ability to be upgraded. It seems like I can almost never upgrade an ...
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Do formable colonial nations depend on the culture of the colonizer?

In EU4, I was considering performing a colonial Japan campaign with the eventual goal of creating a Mexican empire with the culture of Japan. But is it necessary for a nation to have a western culture ...
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What is the correlation between developed provinces and institutions?

In EU4, I have a nation that has no allies surrounding its borders and they all have an institution that I haven't embraced yet. However, I have noticed that if I increase the production value and ...
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EU4 Where does AE got from colonial region with European power affect?

So if I take Holland's provinces in Cuba will that increase my AE with neighboring countries in the colonial region or in Europe. In other words is distance calculated from the point of view of the ...
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How do I convert Japan to Christianity?

In the game Europa Universalis IV, I have been trying to get the achievement where you, as a unified Japan, have to change your state religion to Catholicism. I did manage to get the unification part ...
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How to keep Sweden under control as Denmark

Recently I have been attempting to do a Danish playthrough in vanilla EU4, and though I am able to diplo-annex Holstein, keep Norway's liberty desire at 0% and even expand eastward and take a few ...
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Which country should I use to form the United States the quickest in EU4?

I just moved on from EU2 to vanilla EU4 recently, and upon hearing that the United States can be created by simply releasing and playing as a colonial nation with as low as admin tech level 10, I am ...
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Island hopping rebels

Since 1.8, rebels are able to teleport across sea tiles, without the use of boats. When will they actually do that? How far can they jump? If your empire is fragmented, will the rebels walk through ...
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how do you enable and watch timelapses in eu4?

I see so many videos of people doing timelaspes like it was in game. How do you watch your country's history as a timelapse?
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How can I build more than 12 buildings in Europa Universalis without using a mod?

I have Europa Universalis with patch 1.19. I am also using the extended timeline mod. This mod adds a lot of buildings to the game. Unfortunately, it seems impossible to build more than 12 buildings ...
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What features have been replaced with paid-for DLC features?

A number of Steam reviews for EU4 express sentiments like the following: Fun for a while, then once you realise they announce DLCs and remove content that was already in the game/charge for content ...
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Saving more Ducats Tricks

While playing Europa Universalis 4 I often find myself starved for ducats to be able to afford buildings. However I can easily afford some fort and a decent army but that about it. Lately while ...
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More than 20 provinces as a republic?

In Europa Universalis IV republics only allow 20 provinces in states without penalties. Is there any sort of republic government where there is more than 20 province limit or anyway bypass it?