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

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Broken protectorate

I was playing as Spain and I started colonising in South Africa. I started to force countries to be protectorate of me. Then one of the countries just stopped being protectorate. Are the protectorates ...
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How do I keep the Prince-Electors pleased with me as HRE Emperor? (Austria)

I am planning to play Europa Universalis IV as Austria, which starts off as the HRE Emperor. The Prince-Electors at the start of the game are Bohemia, Burgundy, Cologne, Mainz, Saxony, Trier, and The ...
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Why is France hindering me from retaking Wallis and Vaud?

I play as Switzerland and want to retake the provinces Wallis and Vaud from the Savoyans, because they are rightfully mine. Savoy has a 10k Army to begin with and their vassal Montferrat has a 3k ...
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Enforcing Culture on Personal Union

I am considering using enforce culture on the kalmar union (sweden and norway). I am denmark overlord. I plan to get the influence idea group for the diplo-annex (also work on integrate) cost benefit ...
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Can rebels attack each other?

Let's suppose there are two different rebel stacks in neighboring provinces. Can the two different stacks fight each other? If yes, can they cross the other province to go forward without fighting ...
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Europa Universalis IV Kinslayer Achievement Question

Usually a dynasty question like this would involve PU. But for once it doesn't. I am playing a Ryzan that has manage to grow up to about 500ish total development (Mostly in Crimea/Ruthenia area). I ...
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Remove warscore limit

It seems like in EU4, the warscore requirements are too strict. For instance, when fighting a large country such as Spain or France, it is impossible to take over all their territory in one war, even ...
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How to actively prevent becoming the junior in a personal union in Europa Universalis IV?

I am playing my first game in EU IV as Castile and it is pretty awesome. However, I got dragged into a personal union under Austria and I am wondering how this could have been prevented. I had four ...
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Europa Universalis IV: Keeping Army Tradition HIgh

I just did a difficult economical-challenged achievement (Lucky of the Irish as kildore). It was difficult in the early years to keep army tradition higher than 10-25ish Army Tradition. I was ...
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What becomes a coalition after winning a war against it?

After acumulating too many agressive expension %, I had a coalition against me. There was 7 countries in this coalition. Fortunately, I won the war and it has been dissolved after the peace treaty. ...
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How much time do I have to take a decision about an event?

An event giving me this choice : A rebel stack is popping in one of my province I lose 1 stability point and some gold I would like to choose option 1, but I want to move my troop before the fight ...
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What is the best way to kill the current ruler?

To kill my current ruler, I made him a general and sent him many times in a one-man-army fighting against enemy's troops, but he doesn't die. I can't find clear information about this subject. There ...
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When I'm sieging a province, what this sign near my army means?

What this sign near my army means when I'm sieging a province ? I first thought it was a decorative emblem, but it'n not always there when sieging.
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At what age an heir become the ruler?

A neighbor country is led by a regency council. I need more prestige points to claim the throne, and I'm asking me how much time I have before their heir become the ruler. At what age a heir becomes ...
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What happens if I set no rivals?

What happens if I set no rivals? It's obvious there are no more chances to gain power projection, but otherwise, is there any harm to not having any rivals?
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How does a losing battalion choose what province to return to?

When an army stack loses a battle, it is returned to one of the army's provinces to regain strength. During this time, the destination cannot be changed. How does a losing battalion choose what ...
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Can a province be considered neighbor if divided by a sea?

Can a province be considered neighbor if divided by a sea ? If yes, what's the distance limit to create a claim on it ?
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Red, yellow and green area while recruiting armies

When I use my pre-made army models to recruit, my provinces changing color to green, yellow or red. It's obvious that green means you have enough ressources to buy your model and red you don't. But ...
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How to give vassals provinces?

During a war, I took enemy's provinces. How to give these provinces to a vassal ? I know it may appear as a simple game-mechanic, but when I try to "sell" these provinces, my vassal is willing to ...
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Is it possible to vassalise a nation that already owns a vassal?

Is it possible to vassalise a nation that already owns a vassal ?
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Are achievements still available while playing on a prior version on the game?

Can I continue an (old) Ironman game on a prior version and earn achievements ? I was trying a World Conquest with Ottomans and a new patch has been released recently.
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How to downgrade to a previous game's version?

Is it possible to downgrade to a previous version of Europa Universalis 4? If so, how?
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Is there a limit of loans you can ask?

Is there a limit of loans you can ask ? If yes, what determine this limit ? Is it the same for every country ?
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How to get a 5/5/5 ruler for the achievement named Truly Divine Ruler?

There is an achievement named Truly Divine Ruler. The description is : Get a 5/5/5 Ruler. Considering you can't choose directly your next ruler, is there a way to get this achievement excluding ...
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Rebels taking a province at war

I'm at war and a rebels army popped in an enemy's territory that I captured before. If I let them capture it, will it decrease my war score ?
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What makes possible to move through foreign territories while you do not have military access?

I noticed sometimes I can move through neutral territories without asking for military access. What makes this possible ?
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When is it better to collect money from a node instead of transferring it? [duplicate]

Most of the time, I earn more gold transferring with a merchants to my nodes than when I'm collecting. In which situation you can get more gold from collecting VS transferring it ?
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When does a new buff or a new malus apply if there is a battle underway?

Let say one of these things happens while I paused the game and a fight has been started : I upgrade my troops for better units I get a new military technology / idea that modify my army Will the ...
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Two rivals having a mutual ally

Context I'm playing Ottomans and Poland is my ally. My rival is Russia, and their ally is Poland too. I'm going to declare an offensive war against Russia soon. Question Who Poland will follow in ...
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how do i make colonies in europa universalis 4 help me in my wars

I have been playing Europa Universalis 4 for a while, and i was wondering if there were any mods, or the like that makes my colonies help me in my wars. For example, say i'm a country with lots of ...
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Is there a consequence to assign a general to an other army stacks?

I'm doing two wars at the same time. Battlefields are far one from the other. I was asking me if there is a malus or a consequence to switch a general from an army stack to an other (that is really ...
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How does one conquer Native Americans and not loose diplomatic points?

So I am playing as Florence and thought it would be interesting to establish a foothold in Mexico. So I declared war on one of the smaller nations to gain some land first before I continue. However, ...
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Should I try to manage the estates?

I am playing as a republic (Florence) and have had the burgher estate seize control of my nation after gaining 80 influence. I have the following questions: Should I try to take the decision to ...
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If two armies arriving on the same day, which one is attacking/defending?

During a war, I moved my troop on a captured province (of mine) near the enemy territory. My troop met an enemy troop and they arrived the same day on the province. Which one is attacking and ...
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Does a Center of Reformation affect non-Christian provinces?

I'm playing for the "For Odin" achievement, and I hold all of Denmark and Norway as a Norse country. A Protestant Center of Reformation (CoR) was formed in Akershus, adjacent or very near 10 of my ...
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Is the annexation of a vassal giving you the control of its colonial nations?

I vassalized Portugal. Ten years after, I can annex it. I must choose to wait or not for Portugal to make some colonies before to annex it. In case I will gain its dependencies later, I will wait. ...
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Is there a penalty for escorting light ships with galleys/heavies?

Light ships have speed = 10, heavies = 5, and galleys = 8. So theoretically a fleet of light ships would cover less trade area in a given month if they were escorted. I seem to recall an earlier ...
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What happens after year 1821?

I know officially the games ends at this date and it shows your score with your nation's history. Can the game be played after this year (and unlock Steam Achievements) ?
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Strange automatic province acquisition (possible bug)

I have EU4 without most of the DLC (if specifics are important, I'll check them and update the question). For as long as I can remember, I had a mechanism in place that I cannot grasp. In my wars, ...
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Is there a way to gain new rivals?

I'm actually too big and no one can be my rival. There is no more power projection points I can get. Is there a trick to obtain a new rival in this situation ?..
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Draw in the empire

What happens when it's a draw in the empire between two princes, and no one is the Emperor of the HRE? The next Emperor is elected randomly? Regards
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How do I improve the “economic base compared to” value?

I'm confused by the "you economic base compared to XXX" modifier when trying to vassalize a nation. I am frequently a very large nation trying to vassalize a relatively small nation and the only thing ...
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What determines if a nation is a valid rival?

I am playing as Ayutthaya and have selected Kutai as one of my rivals. However, I would like to replace them by Malacca (who used to be my ally) in order to get cheaper conquest of their provinces in ...
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Why can't you select “Autosave to cloud” for ironman games created locally?

A few months ago you didn't have the option to save locally. Now you do, but if you want to save it to the cloud so you can play it elsewhere you can't; the option is greyed out in the game options ...
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Is there a hotkey to go to the next province?

Is there a hotkey for province view mode that wil allow me to move to the next province? I have quite a few and managing some aspects of them would be much easier if i could work my way through all of ...
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Why do I have different National ideas for my Roman Empire?

According to the EU4 wiki I should expect the following National ideas: But when I loaded up the game I found the following: I understand that I should have the seven going from "Pax Romana" till "...
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Eu4 How to specify province in province events?

So I'm having trouble figuring out how to specify what provinces a province event will happen in while modding Europa. I want to make the event only occur for provinces neighboring a country other ...
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Is there an alert message for approaching enemy armies?

I am playing EU4 in ironman mode and noticed that I often loose a large number of troops/ships and sometimes entire wars simply because I am focused on a specific war theatre and do not notice that ...
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Why is Scottish not an accepted culture in Great Britain?

I started my game as England and formed Great Britain in 16th century. I assumed that Great Britain is a cultural union and would deem all cultures in British group to be accepted. However, Scottish ...
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Hashed provinces on the trade good map mode

In the trade-good map mode, when I select a province, sometimes neighbouring provinces are hashed in the colour of that particular trade good. What does this represent?