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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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Where are screenshots saved in EU4?

I took a screenshot in Europa Universalis 4 but I can't seem to find the location of the image file! Where is it?
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Declare War Screen, what do the check box border colors represent?

On the Declare War screen there are the two check box lists, Enemy Allies and Call Allies. I know what selecting the check boxes do, but what do the two possible colors represent? Sometimes the check ...
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What does it mean that “Annexation is estimated to be Unknown”?

I'm playing as the Creek nation in North America with the Cherokee as a vassal. My mission is to absorb the Cherokee into my country. A few years ago, I integrated the Choctaw without issue, but the ...
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When warning a nation, under what conditions do you get a call to arms?

I am playing as Ming and have sent a warning to Orissa and Ayutthaya. According to eu4wiki: "This will give you a call to arms if the target country attacks one of your neighbors. Country A cannot ...
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Nearest unblockaded core province with a port. How is this computed?

How does the game compute the nearest unblockaded core province with a port? I am playing as Ming and have cored and colonized Midway islands (picture below). However, the game still says my closest ...
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To which trade nodes should I send my light ships?

I've read up on the trading topics both here and on eu4wiki, but I'm still a bit puzzled. Should I only send trade ships to nodes in which one of my merchants is present? Would adding light ships to ...
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What is the font used in Europa Universalis 4?

What is the font used in Europa Universalis 4?
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How to identify the capital of a nation

In order to later diplomatically annex a conquest, one often vassalizes instead of coring. In order to ensure that the vassal (V) has the same religion as the overlord/player (O), one annexes and ...
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Which provinces are “Canadian”?

I have a mission to "establish a presence in Canada". Under the success criteria, it simply says that I need to own any province in Northern America. I have now successfully colonized and conquered ...
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Can you disable DLC for a campaign?

When you download a DLC, does the campaign creation screen allow you to choose whether to play the original version or with the DLC added? If it doesn't, can I disable DLC's somewhere else? And how ...
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Europa Universalis Dutch Republic Event

What is the event id for the Dutch republic to change your government to a Dutch Republic. When playing as Burgundy, I formed the Netherlands and it kept it to Burgundy's government.
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Influencing Colonial Nation wars

In my game, Castilian Mexico (my independent colonial state) is currently fighting British Mexico (Great Britain's colonial state). It's a war started by the other side; but Britain and me are at ...
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Ships per colony

In the EU4 wiki, I read that to avoid certain penalties you should have one heavy or light ship per colony dedicated to that colony; the penalty being a function of the ratio of ships so allocated to ...
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In Europa Universalis IV, how do I give orders to allied AI armies?

When in war together, my AI allies, colonies and vassals tend to do stupid things such as using their main fleet to blockade a single port, or right-out commanding their army home for tea time, all ...
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In Europa Universalis IV, how does 'nationalism' work?

I cannot convert the culture of some of my provinces, due to You cannot convert the culture of a province that has nationalism. However, I've noticed that after some time, nationalism tends to ...
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Can't take capital even with casus belli

Why is it that I can't take the capital of Aragon (Valencia) even when I have casus belli on Valencia? I've done some searching and some people say you need to take all nearby zones as well, but I ...
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How to deal with enemies bypassing your forces in Europa Universalis 4?

I was trying to take Egypt down a peg because they are obsessed with sowing discontent in my empire. From a military point of view I had no problem with it--I took 6 provinces and won every battle. ...
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Sue enemy for peace, but the war goal province is impossible to get

I am playing as Sweden ~1537 AD and I made war against Russia with casus belli to get Nava province, located in Finland, I have claims on it. My allies are Poland and Lithuania, theirs are Bohemia and ...
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In EU4, is there any way to set my ship to auto explore with an explorer?

I dislike having to keep going back to the ship to click the next ocean tile. Is there any way to set it to auto explore and forget about it?
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What are the pros and cons from removing a province from the HRE?

I play as Venice, which is not part of the Holy Roman Empire (HRE), but is surrounded by provinces that are. Conquering those provinces will not remove them from the HRE, but you can do it manually. ...
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At what points do vassals become too big?

I am playing as Venice, and I have Serbia and the Byzantines as my vassals. I am in the process of annexing Serbia, but it is a slow process. At the same time, I want to wage war on the Ottomans, and ...
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How to get a casus belli against a country you don't border?

As England is there any way I can manufacture a casus belli against Morocco so I don't have to take the -2 stability hit when I declare war? It's currently 1478, and after winning the HYW I'm looking ...
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How to get multiple enemies to cede provinces?

I'm playing as Ottomans. I'm not in any coalition or alliances, but I have vassals. I'm the target of a coalition of Venice, Poland, Bosnia, Persia, Ethiopia, Oman. I have fabricated at least 1 claim ...
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Why some cardinals have their names in yellow?

In Europa Universalis 4, on the Papacy screen some of the cardinals have their names in yellow color, what does it mean?
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How to get a colonial nation to trigger?

As the Netherlands, I'm on a quest for world domination. My current enemies are Great Britain, Spain and Portugal, and I would love to take over their colonies. In my last war against GB, I annexed ...
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How can I determine if my ally will join my side of a war?

In the case of an alliance à trois, is there a way to determine which side the mutual ally will join? For instance, as The Palatinate, I am currently allied with Wurttemberg, but so is Alcase. If I ...
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How to protect fledgling colonies?

When my colony formed into Castilian Brazil, it quickly attracted the attention of Portuguese Brazil who invaded with 15 regiments and 13 ships to annex my colony in its entirety. How can I protect my ...
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Why can't I convert from Animism to Catholic?

I send a missionary envoy, but he does not appear to make any progress! In EU4, are some religions are "weaker" so you can never convert weak/unpopular religion to a higher one, such as Islam or ...
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How to counter the effects of aggressive expansion penalty?

After playing a few games in Europa Universalis 4, it seems to me that aggressive expansion penalty is a major obstacle in a military conquest style of game. Conquering a few provinces (especially ...
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Creating own route for troops

How do I set custom route for my troops? eg go to province X and then back.
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Is it possible to change war goal?

I had CB to claim two provinces, one through a fabricated claim, and one through mission. I chose to go to war with the mission CB. However, as it turns out, that goal is actually not possible to ...
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How to convert my provices more quickly?

I have the following problem: I started as Teutonic Order and I wanted to create Prussia. Therefore you need to convert to Protestantism. When the big wave came and the provinces started to convert ...
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Random New World in Conquest of Paradise save reverts back to standard North America

I tried searching for an answer but I didn't find anything. With the new expansion, my friend and I are doing a playthrough as native Americans in a randomized new world, but last time we loaded up ...
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Why is the text so blurry?

It looks like all of the text everywhere is fuzzy and hard to read. Like it's in a font that isn't aliased or I don't have installed on my computer. The text in the launcher and all the other graphics ...
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How does protecting trade work in Conquest of Paradise?

In my current game, I'm playing as Bohemia and I own colonial provinces in North America. Until the recent patch 1.4, released together with Conquest of Paradise, I used light ships to “protect trade” ...
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Releasing a vassal as a vassal?

I am playing as a Japan Daimyo which basically is a vassal of Japan with the speciality that a Daimyo can declare war on and annex other Daimyos. However it is impossible to vassalise them, because ...
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Where the heck is Timbuktu?

After playing several "normal" games with european states, I now want to go for some of the more curious Steam achievements in the hopes of finding a different gaming experience. I decided to give ...
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How to remove “Backward Monarch”?

I am playing as HRE and have Castille under a PU. Our relationship is strained enough as it is due to -213 AE, which makes it hard to keep the PU alive, but now a new modifier appeared: Backward ...
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How does the Dynasty mechanic work?

You need a ruler from the same dynasty as another country to be able to form a Personal Union via war. So how exactly can I raise my chances to get rulers from the same dynasty between me and another ...
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How can I find out which provinces are owned by another (enemy) country?

Is there an in-game way to find out which provinces are owned by another (enemy) country? (I don't want to resort to the console.) As background, I'm playing as the Ottomans. Byzantium has re-emerged ...
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Getting dominated by multiple super powers while playing as France. What should I do?

I'm playing as France and I'm getting war declared on me by a super power every so often, which gets England, Spain and Portugal involved against me usually. My only hope is to usually stack troops on ...
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Can colonies become their own countries?

I am playing as England, and I have conquered all of the British isles, and I even own the Netherlands and Belgium. I also have a small foothold in France by holding Calais and Picardie. Once I gained ...
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What are the various pros and cons of switching my state religion to Protestant?

The Protestant Reformation recently began in my game of Europa Univeraslis IV, and it's spreading quite rapidly across my nation. When it first started I was hoping to stop it, but that doesn't look ...
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What are the requirements for a province to show up as a viable cede option when negotiating peace?

I recently decided to wipe Morocco off the map in an effort to make Spain the best nation in the world (also I'm a huge jerk). Things went really well, and I finally managed to occupy all of the ...
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What are various pros and cons of granting or rejecting military access?

Every so often I'll get requests from other nations for military access, sometimes they are near by and other times they are half way across the continent. Up until now I've always granted nations ...
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How to demand provinces for allies?

I was in a war with my allies against an enemy, and they've won some territories. I'm now suing for peace, and I'd like to demand the provinces they won to be ceded to them. Is that possible?
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Do you lose Piety when your leader dies?

These are the ways I've found to gain and lose Piety in Europa Universalis 4 so far: Random events: +/- 10 or 25 Declare war: +/- X depending on the target's religion Twice now in my game as the ...
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What to do with all this gold?

I'm having a lot of fun playing Ottomans in EU4, I've gotten up to around 1630, got 110 provinces, and my economy is rather awesome. I have a surplus of around 150 ducats per month, and I'm running ...
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I have the Pope and the Curia in my pocket, but they wouldn't excommunicate anybody! Why?

I have "generously supported" the Holy See through smart investment of my Papal influence, all cardinals now respond to every single whim and desire of mine, and there's a fellow Catholic nation or ...
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Why am I losing Manpower when it says I am gaining it?

In one month my Manpower dropped from 10,191 to 9,204, but the hover says I am gaining 813 each month. All of my armies were fully replenished several months before when I had around 15k Manpower. Am ...