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Austria is a country in Europa Universalis II. It is an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, and a major power. In normal games its provinces are coloured white, in fantasia games, they are coloured light orange.

Austria represents the holdings of the Austrian branch of the Habsburg (or Hapsburg) family. It should not be confused with the province of Austria.

Creating Austria Edit

"Map showing provinces that can form Austria"

Provinces that can form Austria

Should it cease to exist, Austria can be recreated by revolt or releasing a vassal at any point in the game. It will have its normal latin techgroup. Its culture and religion are not stated in revolt.txt, but will be German and almost always Catholic.

The following provinces can form Austria:

  • Austria (the default capital)
  • Ostmarch
  • Steiermark

The following provinces can be part of a newly formed Austria, but can not form it themselves:

  • Salzburg
  • Tirol


Starting Position Edit

Austria exists at the start of all the main scenarios.

1419 Edit

Map showing Austria's starting position in 1419

Austria's starting position in 1419

In this scenario, Austria has German, Magyar, Czech, and Slovak cultures, Catholic religion, and 500 ducats in the treasury.

It owns and controls five core cities, and there is one core that it does not own. Austria also has a temporary casus belli against Helvetia that ends on the 1st of January 1450.

Austria also has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 2
Infrastructure 0
Trade tech 0
Land tech 1
Naval tech 0


1492 Edit

Map showing Austria's starting position in 1492

Austria's starting position in 1492

In this scenario, Austria has German, Magyar, Czech, and Slovak cultures, Catholic religion, and 200 ducats in the treasury.

It owns and controls twelve core provinces, and there are three cores that it does not own.

Austria also has permanent casus belli against both Friesland and Gelre, and temporary casus belli against both Hungary and the Ottoman Empire, both ending on the 1st of January 1600.

Austria also has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 2
Infrastructure 2
Trade tech 2
Land tech 6
Naval tech 3


1617 Edit

Map showing Austria's starting position in 1617

Austria's starting position in 1617

In this scenario, Austria has German, Magyar, Czech, and Slovak cultures, Catholic religion, and 500 ducats in the treasury.

It owns and controls fourteen core provinces, and there are seven cores that it does not own.

It has permanent casus belli against France, Netherlands, and Sweden, all of which expire on 4th June 1699.

Austria also has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 2
Infrastructure 5
Trade tech 5
Land tech 21
Naval tech 16

1700 Edit

Map showing Austria's starting position in 1700

Austria's starting position in 1700

In this scenario, Austria has German, Magyar, Czech, and Slovak cultures, Catholic religion, and 400 ducats in the treasury.

It owns and controls twenty-one provinces, nineteen of which are cores. It has 13 cores that it does not own or control. It also has a temporary casus belli against Spain, lasting until 4th June 1746, representing the War of Spanish Succession.

Austria also has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 3
Infrastructure 7
Trade tech 7
Land tech 29
Naval tech 25

1773 Edit

Map showing Austria's starting position in 1773

Austria's starting position in 1773

In this scenario, Austria has German, Magyar, Czech, and Slovak cultures, Catholic religion, and 500 ducats in the treasury.

It owns and controls twenty-seven of its core provinces, but neither owns nor controls a further seven cores.

Austria also has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 3
Infrastructure 8
Trade tech 8
Land tech 41
Naval tech 33

1795 Edit

Map showing Austria's starting position in 1795

Austria's starting position in 1795

In this scenario, Austria has German, Magyar, Czech, and Slovak cultures, Catholic religion, and 500 ducats in the treasury.

Austria owns and controls 25 of its core provinces, and has seven cores that it neither owns nor controls.

Austria also has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 3
Infrastructure 8
Trade tech 8
Land tech 51
Naval tech 40

AI Behaviour Edit

In the 1795 scenario, Austria starts with the Anti-French AI file. Otherwise, it uses the Habsburg ai file.

Colonization Edit

Austria has no areas to colonize, and has an expansion value of 0, making it very unlikely to start colonies or trading posts. If it does start them, it has an 80% chance of creating a trading post, rather than a colony. It has a bonus of 10 to start colonies next to its existing territory, and a bonus of 10 against starting them next to another country.

Trading Edit

Austria has only a 50 (compared to default 100) setting for sending out traders, and is not very inclined to block trade (having only 5 out of 100, compared to the default of 25).

Religion Edit

Austria is set to go counter-reform.

War Edit

Austria is more likely than the default AI to go to war (30 war compared to 10 default), and will focus its wars against Bohemia, Friesland, Gelre, Hungary, and Salzburg.

Austria is willing to fight further from its capital than the default AI (3.0 vs 0.5) and less likely to focus on defending/liberating its own provinces (1.5 vs 2.0). All other settings are identical to the default AI.

Monarchs Edit

Name Reigns From Diplomacy Administration Military
Albert V 1404 5 5 7
Ladislas Postumus 1439 6 6 5
Friedrich V 24 Nov 1457 8 5 4
Maximilian I 20 Aug 1493 7 5 5
Karl V 13 Jan 1519 8 8 7
Ferdinand I 1 Oct 1556 6 7 7
Maximilian II 26 Jul 1564 7 5 5
Rudolf II 13 Oct 1576 6 7 5
Mathias 21 Jan 1612 5 5 3
Ferdinand II 21 Mar 1619 4 5 5
Ferdinand III 16 Feb 1637 4 7 8
Leopold I Jul 1658 7 7 8
Josef I 6 May 1705 4 6 6
Karl VI 18 Apr 1711 6 7 6
Maria Theresia 21 Oct 1740 8 8 7
Josef II 30 Nov 1780 9 8 7
Leopold II 21 Feb 1790 5 6 5
Franz II 2 Mar 1792 7 5 5

Leaders Edit

Austria does not have any admirals, explorers, or conquistadors.

Generals Edit

Austria has the following generals:

Name Rank Starts Dies Movement Fire Shock Siege
von Frundsberg 1 1499 20 Aug 1528 3 4 5 2
Ferdinand 2 1500 1555 3 2 2 0
Franz-Joseph 0 1560 1580 3 3 3 1
Karl 0 1585 1600 3 2 4 0
Pappenheim 2 1618 17 Nov 1632 3 3 4 1
von Mercy 2 1610 1637 3 4 3 0
von Wallenstein 1 1615 1634 4 4 4 1
von Hatzfeldt 2 1624 1647 4 3 3 0
Gallas 1 1625 1645 2 3 3 0
Piccolomini 1 1627 1648 4 4 3 1
Montecuccoli 2 1630 1675 4 4 3 1
Ferdinand 0 1670 1695 3 2 2 0
Waldeck 3 1670 1700 3 3 2 1
Charles V de Lorraine 1 1675 18 Apr 1690 4 3 3 0
Prinz Eugen 1 1685 1730 5 5 5 1
von Starhemberg 2 1685 1705 4 3 4 3
von Mercy 2 1690 1734 3 3 4 0
Ludwig 1 1690 1710 4 4 4 0
von Traun 1 1697 1748 4 3 4 0
Franz 1 1720 1735 3 4 4 0
Romer 7 1720 10 Apr 1741 3 3 3 1
Lobkowitz 8 1725 1750 2 3 2 2
von Neipperg 5 1730 1745 4 3 4 0
Bathyany 2 1730 1750 3 2 3 0
Sachsen 1 1730 1750 4 4 5 1
von Daun 1 1734 8 Feb 1766 4 5 4 1
Charles de Lorraine 0 1737 1757 3 2 2 0
Browne 8 1738 7 May 1757 3 3 3 1
von Laudon 2 1741 1789 5 4 5 0
von Lacy 2 1743 1789 4 4 4 0
Nadasy 6 1760 1785 4 2 3 0
Alvintzy 2 1780 1810 3 3 3 0
Mack 2 1785 1828 2 3 3 0
von Wurmser 2 1789 1797 3 2 2 0
Erzherzog Karl 0 1792 1840 4 5 4 1
Melas 2 1799 1803 4 3 3 1
Erzherzog Johann 1 1800 1859 2 2 2 0
Schwarzenberg 1 1805 1817 4 3 4 0

Events Edit

In Vanilla EU2, Austria has three events files. A flavor events file (containing just two events, with minor effects - listed in their own section), a major events file, and a special events file (containing just The Restoration of the French Monarchy). There is also a single Austria event (The Habsburg Inheritance of Hungary) that is in the events file for Hungary

Inheritance Events Edit

The Habsburg dynasty inherited a lot of territory throughout its existence. There are a number of events that depict these inheritances. The inheritance of Bohemia is listed under the Bohemian Events section.

The Habsburg Inheritance of Burgundy / France Inherits Burgundy

Map showing effects of Burgundian inheritance

Effects of Burgundian Inheritance

These two events are triggered by different outcomes of an event for Burgundy. The Burgundian event happens at any time between 3rd June 1476 and 4th June 1484, as long as France and Burgundy both exist, and Burgundy is not at war. If Burgundy goes for option A (the usual choice), then the Habsburgs inherit Burgundy. If they go for option B, France inherits it. If they go for option C, neither event happens.

Before either inheritance happens, Burgundy will grant independence to certain countries and, if relevant, cede certain provinces to the country that does not inherit. Though these are part of Burgundy's events, they are listed here.

Effect Habsburg France
Stability +2 -2
Diplomacy +3 for 60 months
Casus Belli vs France for 24 months
New Austrian Cores Artois, Franche Comte, Brabant, Flandern, Friesen, Geldre, Holland, Luxembourg, Zeeland Artois, Franche Comte, Borgogne
Territories ceded by Burgundy Artois, Auvergne, Berri, Borgogne, Calais, Caux, Cevennes, Champagne, Dauphine, Franche Comte, Limousin, Lyonnais, Maine, Nivernais, Orleanais, Picardie, and Savoie to France Alsace, Franche Comte, Hessen, Koln*, Lorraine*, Mainz, and Pfalz to Austria
Independence from Burgundy Cologne, Friesland, Gelre, Hannover, Kleves, Lorraine, The Palatinat Cologne, Friesland, Gelre, Hannover, Kleves, Lorraine, The Palatinat
Revolts 2 revolts each in Munster, Oldenburg, and Bremen, if they are owned by Burgundy 2 revolts each in Munster, Oldenburg, and Bremen, if they are owned by Burgundy

Note that the event cedes the territories marked * to Austria, but they will have become independent before that happens.

The Martial Inheritance of Brittany

This event is triggered by an event for Brittany, which happen if Austria or France inherited Burgandy. There are two (identically named) versions of both Brittany's and Austria's events, depending on who inherited Burgandy. Brittany's events are triggered if both Austria and France exist at any point between 9th September 1488 and 22nd December 1491, and happen up to 30 days after the trigger. The Austrian event only happens if Brittany chooses the first of two options.

If Austria inherited Burgandy, they lose 50 relations with France, lose 100 ducats, and gain cores on Artois and Franche Comte (though unless they have been eliminated and recreated since inheriting Burgundy, they will already have those cores).

If France inherited Burgandy, Austria gains 1 stability and Brittany becomes both a vassal and an ally.

The Habsburg Inheritance of Milano

This is triggered by an event for Milan. If both Austria and France exist at any point in the year 1500, and Milan picks the first of three options (their usual choice), then this event happens. Milan's event creates both a royal marriage and a military alliance between Milan and Austria. The Austrian event has two options. Option A is Rule as Separate Country. Option B is Rule as part of Austria.

Because Milan can be at war when this happens, the inheritance option can be exploited by another country.

Effect Independent Milan Austrian Milan
Milan's Status Vassal of Austria Inherited by Austria
Cores - Core on Lombardia
Revolt Risk - +6 in Lombardia
Stability +1 -1
Relations Alliance with Milan -180 with France

The Habsburg Inheritance of Hungary

Map showing effects of Hungarian inheritance

Effects of Hungarian Inheritance

This event is triggered if Hungary chooses the first of two options in The Death of King Lajos of Hungary. The Hungarian event happens if Austria exists, Hungary owns Maros, Magyar, and Pest, and the Ottomans control all three provinces at any point between 13th March 1516 and 21st July 1540.

The Hungarian event cedes up to 13 provinces from Hungary to Austria: Bohemia, Carparthia, Erz, Istria, Krain, Moravia, Odenburg, Ostmarch, Presburg, Salzburg, Silesia, Steiermark, and Sudeten. There is a related event for the Ottomans, which means they inherit what's left of Hungary after it cedes these provinces.

The Austrian event gives Austria cores on the following 12 provinces: Banat, Carparthia, Croatia, Krain, Magyar, Maros, Odenburg, Pest, Presburg, Ruthenia, Serbia, and Transylvania. It also gives Austria +3 stability, -3 Centralization and +2 Aristocracy.

The Habsburg Inheritance of Lothringen

This event is triggered by an event chain for Poland, Saxony, and Lorraine. The event chain does not happen if Poland chooses option C (Jakub Sobieski) in The Polish Succession of 1697. Otherwise, the chain is triggered by The Polish Succession of 1733, which happens on the 30th of January 1733. If Poland selects option A, Friedrich Augustus Wettin, the sequence takes in an event for Saxony, if they instead select option B Stanislas Leczinski, that event gets skipped. If any of the countries don't exist at this point, their events cannot happen.

The effect of this event is that Austria gains Lorraine as a vassal, and gain +150 relations with them. They also gain +1 stability.

The Partition of Poland

Map showing effects of the Partition of Poland on Austria

Cores gained from Polish Partition

There are two events of this name. Both are triggered by Polish events, which are triggered solely by dates.

The first Polish event is triggered up to 10 days after 10th September 1764, though if Poland does not exist and is recreated it can happen up to 1st January 1772. The second Polish event is triggered up to 10 days after 1st January 1788, though if Poland does not exist and is recreated it can happen up to 1st January 1792. In both cases, the Austrian events happen if Poland chooses the first of two options.

Both Austrian events give a 60 month (5 year) casus belli against Poland, reduce relations with Poland by 150, give +3 stability and add 250 to the Austrian Treasury.

The first event adds Galizien as a core. The second event adds Krakow and Podlasia as cores.

Relations with Spain Edit

For most of the duration of the game, there were two branches of the Habsburg / Hapsburg dynasty. This section lists events that detail the Austrian Habsburg's relationship with their Spanish cousins.

The Spanish Wedding

This event happens during the year 1519 as long as Spain exists and is not at war with Austria. It happens up to five days after the trigger, and represents the creation of the Spanish branch of the family. There are two options. Option A is Let the Habsburg Empire be ruled from Vienna. Option B is Let the Habsburg Empire be ruled from Madrid. The two options trigger different events for Spain (which give Spain the same effects Austria would have had from the other option). Either way, the two empires gain an alliance and a royal marriage.

Effect Vienna Madrid
Relations +50 with Spain.

Spain becomes vassal.

+400 with Spain.

Austria becomes vassal.

Treasury +1000 -
Stability - -1
Diplomats - -6
Aristocracy - +2
Centralization +1 -1

The Abdication of Charles V

Map showing provinces Austria can cede to Spain in The Abdication of Charles V

Provinces possibly ceded to Spain

In real life, Habsburg Emperor Charles V abdicated the throne, and gave many of the territories owned by the Austrian Habsburgs to the Spanish ones. There are two different versions of this event, depending on whether Austria inherited Burgundy earlier in the game. Both require Spain to exist. The event triggers on 29th September 1556. If Austria did not inherit, the event gives Austria +1 stability and triggers a Spanish event. If Austria did inherit, there are three options, in which different amounts of territory are ceded to Spain. Option A Give all the possessions to Philip cedes most dutch and italian possessions to Spain. Option B Let Ferdinand keep the Netherlands and Option C Let Ferdinand keep the Italian possessions allow Austria to keep more of its territory.

Effect Cede all Keep Netherlands Keep Italy
Stability -1 +2 +1
Cede (Italy) Apulia, Emilia, Firenze, Liguria, Lombardia, Mantua, Marche, Napoli, Roma, Piemonte, Romagna, Savoie, Siena, and Veneto to Spain Apulia, Emilia, Firenze, Liguria, Lombardia, Mantua, Marche, Napoli, Roma, Piemonte, Romagna, Savoie, Siena, and Veneto to Spain -
Cores (Italy) Lose core on Lombardia Lose core on Lombardia -
Cede (Netherlands) Artois, Brabant, Flandern, Friesen, Geldre, Holland, Luxembourg, and Zeeland to Spain - Artois, Brabant, Flandern, Friesen, Geldre, Holland, Luxembourg, and Zeeland to Spain
Cores (Netherlands) Lose cores on Artois, Brabant, Flandern, Friesen, Geldre, Holland, Luxembourg, and Zeeland - Lose cores on Artois, Brabant, Flandern, Friesen, Geldre, Holland, Luxembourg, and Zeeland
Cede (Other) Borgogne, Franche Comte, and Lorraine to Spain Borgogne, Franche Comte, and Lorraine to Spain Borgogne, Franche Comte, and Lorraine to Spain
Cores (Other) Lose core on Franche Comte Lose core on Franche Comte Lose core on Franche Comte

Phillip of Bourbon succedes Carlos II in Spain / Charles of Habsburg succedes Carlos II in Spain

Map showing core Austria can gain during the Spanish Succession events

Cores Austria can gain from Spanish Succession

These events concerns the historical demise of the Spanish Habsburgs, and the war of Spanish succession. One (but not both) of these events will be triggered by a Spanish event, which happens on 1st or 2nd of November 1700. If Phillip of Bourbon succeeds (the most likely option), Austria has two options. Option A is No it ours ("it" being the Spanish throne). Option B is We must accept the will of poor Carlos. If it's Charles of Habsburg, then there are no options.

Effect Bourbon

object

Bourbon

accept

Habsburg
Stability +3 -3 +3
Relations (Spain) -150, Casus belli (36 months) +150 +400
Relations (France) -150, Casus belli (36 months) +150 -150
Relations (England) +150 +150 -50
Relations (Netherlands) +150 +150 -50
Cores Add Artois, Brabant, Flandern, Lombardia, Mantua - -

Holy Roman Empire Edit

This section details events that deal with the Holy Roman Empire and its wars of religion. Some of these events affect Austria's relatonship with whole groups of German Princes/Electors. Rather than list each one separately, they are grouped as follows:

The Protestant Princes are Brandenburg, Hannover, Hessen, Holstein, The Palatinat, Saxony, and Wurzburg.

The Catholic Princes are Bavaria, Cologne, and Kleeves.

The effect on relations does not change should the countries in question belong to the wrong religion.

The Imperial Parliament at Augsburg

This event can be triggered at any time between 1st January 1548, and 2nd December 1548 can happen up to 10 days after the trigger. Austria has a choice of whether to support Protestant or Catholic groups within the HRE, or to compromise. Option A is Middle-ground, option B is Catholic Support option C is Protestant support.

Effect Middle-Ground Catholic Protestant
Stability +1 -1 -1
Relations (Protestant Princes) -50 -100 +50
Relations (Catholic Princes) -50 +50 -100
Relations (Papal States) -50 +50 -100

The Peace at Ausburg

This event can be triggered between 1st January 1555 and 2nd December 1555. It can happen up to 10 days after the trigger. There are three options here. Option A is The Princes may choose their Religion. Option B is There is only one Religion, Catholicism. Option C is Anyone may choose their Religion.

Effect Princes Catholicism People
Stability +1 -1 -1
Innovative +1 -2 +3
Relations (Protestant Princes) +100 -150 -100
Relations (Catholic Princes) +50 +100 -100
Relations (Papal States) -100 +150 -200

The Catholic League

This event happens if Austria is Catholic or Counter-Reform Catholic at any point between 1st January 1607 and 1st January 1609. There are two options. Option A is Prepare to join, and option B is Stay Neutral

Effect Join Neutral
Relations (France) -100 -
Relations (Spain) +150 -100
Relations (Papal States) +150 -150
Relations (Protestant Princes) -150 +100 (except Holstein)
Relations (Catholic Princes) +150 (Except Kleves +100) -50 (Except Bavaria +50)

The League of Augsburg

This event is triggered by a French event, which happens between 1st January 1676 and 1st January 1681, happening 30 days after the trigger. It is triggered if France selects option A (there are two options). Austria has 2 options. Option A is Defy French claims, and option B is Ignore it

Effect Defy Ignore
Relations (France) -150, Casus belli (72 months) +50
+150 Relations with Brabant, England, Netherlands, Prussia, and Spain. -
+100 Relations with Baden, Cologne, Hannover, Hessen, Kleves, The Palatinat, and Wurzburg -
-50 Relations with - Baden, Cologne, Hannover, Hessen, Kleves, The Palatinat, Spain, and Wurzburg
-100 Relations with - Brabant, England, Netherlands, and Prussia

Bohemian Events Edit

Map showing provinces affected by Austria's Bohemian events

Provinces affected by Bohemia events

This section deals with events relating to Bohemia.

The Habsburg Inheritance of Bohemia

These are two identically named events, which are triggered by the different options of a Bohemian event that happens on 28th August 1526. Bohemia's first option is to accept the Habsburgs as hereditary kings, their second is to accept the Habsburgs as elected kings.

If the Habsburgs are elected kings, Austria gains 1 stability, +100 relations with Bohemia, and gains them as both a vassal and an ally.

If the Habsburgs are hereditary kings, Austria inherits Bohemia, gains +1 stability, and cores on Bohemia, Erz, Moravia, Silesia, and Sudenten. They also gain one point each in Centralization and Aristocracy.

The Royal Letter of Bohemia

This letter granted religious freedom to Protestants in Bohemia. The event is triggered between 1st January 1609 and 30th December 1609, and happens up to 30 days after the trigger. There are two options. Option A is Issue it, option B is Do not issue it

Effect Issued Not Issued
Relations (Bohemia) +100 -150
province tax +1 in Bohemia & Sudeten -1 in Bohemia & Sudeten
Stability -1 +1
Center of Trade created in Bohemia created in Austria

The Defenestration of Prague

The real event saw Protestants throw royal officers out of a window, leading to the thirty years war. The game event happens if Austria owns the province of Bohemia, or if Bohemia is a vassal of Austria at any point in 1618. It also requires Austria's Innovative slider to be below 8.

If this event happens, Austria loses 1 stability, suffers revolts in Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, and Sudeten. They gain 10 revolt risk in Bohemia, 6 in Erz, Sudeten, and Silesia, and 4 in Moravia.


The Winterking of Prague

This event is triggered by an event for Bohemia. The Bohemian event happens on 20th March 1619 if Austria and The Palatinat exist, and the Austrian event The Defenestration of Prague has happened. The Austrian event only happens if Bohemia chooses the first of two options. Austria has two options. Option A is Exterminate the Troublemakers, option B is Let them go their own way

Effect Exterminate Let them go
Stability +2
Innovative -2 +2
Treasury -200
Relations (Bohemia) -200, Casus belli (60 months) +150
Relations (The Palatinat) -150, Casus belli (60 months) +150
New Cores Bohemia, Erz, Moravia, Silesia, Sudeten

The Edict of Restitution

This event happens if Austria owns Bohemia, Erz, Moravia, Silesia, or Sudeten. Or if it has Bohemia as a vassal. It can happen at any point in 1629, and can happen up to 30 days after the trigger. Austria has two options. Option A is Yes, and eradicate Protestants in Bohemia. Option B is No, and appease Protestants in Bohemia.

Both options undo the revolt risk introduced by the Defenestration of Prague event.

Effect Eradicate Appease
Stability -1 +3
Conversions Bohemia, Erz, Moravia, Silesia, and Sudeten become Catholic -
Culture Sudeten becomes German -
Manufactories - Gain Fine Arts Manufactory in Bohemia and random province
Relations (Bohemia) Gain Casus Belli (36 months) -
Relations (France) -100 -
Relations (Sweden) -150 -
Relations (Protestant Princes) -150 +100
Relations (Catholic Princes) +150 -
Relations (Spain) +150 -
Relations (Papal States) +150 -50

Netherlands Events Edit

Map showing North and South parts of the Low Countries

The North and South Netherlands

This section details events dealing with the Netherlands (note that inheriting them from Burgandy is in the Inheritance Events section, and potentially handing them over to Spain is in the Relations with Spain section).

The provinces in the Low Countries are as follows:

North

  • Friesan
  • Geldre
  • Holland
  • Zeeland

South

  • Artois
  • Brabant
  • Flandern
  • Luxembourg

The Dutch Nobility demands General Estates

This event triggers if Austria owns any province in the Low Countries Area, and their Innovative value is below 8 at any point between 1st January 1560 and 1st January 1571. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger. There are two options. Option A is No Concessions, and Option B is Lower the Taxes. Both options increase the revolt risk in any provinces Austria owns that are in the Low Countries, and nowhere else.

Effect No Concessions Lower the Taxes
Stability +1 -2
Treasury +300 -500
Revolt Risk (Low Countries) +10 +5
Revolts In Flandern, Holland, and Zeeland -
Domestic Policies -1 Innovative -1 Centralization

The Duke of Alba and the Edict of Blood

This event happens if Austria owns any province in the Low Countries, is not Protestant or Reformed, and has its innovative slider at 7 or below at any point between 1st January 1565 and 1st January 1576. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger. There are two options. Option A is No Concessions, option B is Don't introduce that Consumption Tax

Event No Concessions Don't Tax
Revolt risk (North) +10 +5
Revolt risk (South) +7 +2
Innovative -1 +1
Treasury +300 -500
Stability +1 -2
Revolts in Flandern, Holland, and Zeeland -

Alessandro Farnese and the Union of Arras

This event is triggered between 1st January 1575 and 1st January 1586 if Austria owns any provinces in the Low Countries, is not Protestant or Reformed, and has its innovative slider at 7 or below. The event can only happen if both The Dutch Nobility Demands General Estates and The Duke of Alba and the Edict of Blood have both happened. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger. There are three options to this event. Option A is Sign the Union of Arras, option B is No Concessions, option C is Sign the Union of Arras and lower taxes.

Effect Sign it No Concessions Lower Taxes
Revolt risk (North) +10 +10 +5
Revolt risk (South) -7 +7 -7
Stability +1 -3 -1
Treasury -200 +300 -500
Innovative - -1 +1
Revolts in Holland and Zeeland Flandern, Holland, and Zeeland -

The Dutch Revolt is successful!

There are two events of this name, which deal with the consequences if the Dutch revolt succeeds.

The first event happens if Netherlands exists, Austria is not Protestant or Reformed, and Austria owns any province in the North at any point between January 1st 1555 and January 1st 1648. The event happens up to 30 days after the trigger. The effect is to cede all provinces in the North to the Netherlands

The second event is triggered at any point between 1st January 1585 and 1st January 1648 if the Netherlands exists, Austria owns any province in the South, the Austrian event Dutch Nobility Demands General Estates and the Netherlands event Creation of Dutch Republic have both happened, and the event Repatriation of the Netherlands has not happened. The Netherlands event happens if the Netherlands exists at any point between 1st January 1559 and 1st January 1648. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger. The effect of the second event is to reduce revolt risk in the South by -27 and to convert Flandern to the state religion.

The Repatriation of the Netherlands

This event is if the Dutch revolt fails.

This event is triggered between 1st January 1648 and 1st January 1649. It happens if the second The Dutch Revolt is successful event has not happened, and any of the three events Dutch Nobility Demands General Estates, Duke of Alba & Edict of Blood, and Alessandro Farnese and the Union of Arras have happened. Up to 10 days after the trigger, the revolt risk in the North reduces by 30, and the result risk in the South reduces by 27. Also, Austria's centralization increases by 3, their treasury increases by 300, and their stability increases by 3.

The Oostende Company

This event happens if Austria owns Flandern at any point between 1st January 1716 and 1st January 1726. It happens up to 100 days (3 months, 10 days) after the trigger. There is an event (Foundation of the Verenigde Oostendse Compagnie) for Flanders that triggers if Flanders exists in the same time period. If one of these two events happens, then the other cannot also happen.

This event gives Austria 200 ducats, 6 Merchants, 1000 trade technology, +1 stability, an explorer in a random location, and a Refinery in a random province. They also lose 100 relations with Netherlands.

Hungarian Events Edit

Map showing provinces affected by Austria's Hungarian events

Provinces affected by Hungarian events

These events are all connected to Hungary, a country that was - in real life - absorbed into Austria. Austria inheriting Hungarian provinces is listed under Inheritance Events.

The Protestant Rebellion in Hungary

This event happens if Hungary does not exist and Austria owns the provinces of Magyar, Odenburg, Pest, and Presburg. It can trigger at any point in 1604, and happens up to 30 days after the trigger. There are three options. Option A is Crush the Heretics, option B is Repress the Heretics, and option C is Give Concessions

Effect Crush Repress Concessions
stability -1 -2 +2
Religious revolt Magyar, Pest, 2 random Magyar, Pest
Centralization +2 +1 -3
Aristocracy -2 -1 +3
Serfdom +1
Treasury -300

The Chastening of Hungary

This event happens if Austria owns Magyar, Odenburg, Pest, and Presburg at any point between 1st January 1668 and 1st January 1673. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger. The event has three options. Option A is Centralized German Administration from Budapest, option B is Centralized German Administration from Vienna, option C is Decentralized Hungarian Noble Council in Budapest. Option C will prevent the next event listed in this section.

Effect Budapest Vienna Decentralized
Stability -1 -2 +1
Centralization +1 +2 -2
Aristocracy -1 -3 +2
Serfdom -1 -1 +3
Offensive -1 -2 +1
Quality -1 -2 +1
revolt Odenburg & Magyar

The Insurrection of Duke Imre Tököll

This event happens if Austria owns Magyar, Odenburg, Pest, and Presburg at any point between 1st January 1676 and 1st January 1679. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger, and does not happen if Austria selected Decentralized Hungarian Noble Council in Budapest in The Chastening of Hungary.

The effect is to add one to stability, create two revolts in Magyar, and a single revolt in the following four provinces: Maros, Odenberg, Pest, and Presburg.

Noble Revolt in Hungary

This event is triggered between 1st January 1700 and 1st January 1713 if Hungary does not exist and Austria owns the provinces of Magyar, Presburg, Odenburg, and Pest. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger. There are two options. Option A is Whip!, option B is Whip and carrot!

Effect Whip only Whip and carrot
Revolts in Magyar, Maros, Moravia, and Pest Magyar and Moravia
Relations with Ottoman Empire -150 -200
Treasury - -200
Stability - -1

Ministers Edit

Kaunitz

This event happens at some point in 1753. It happens up to 10 days after the trigger. Austria gains 2 stability, and the monarch gains 3 points in all three skills for 240 months (10 years)

Metternich

This event happens between the start of 1800 and the end of 1805. It can happen up to 10 days after the trigger. Austria gains 2 stability, and the monarch gains 5 points in diplomacy, 3 points in administration, and 2 points in military for 240 months (10 years).

Flavor Events Edit

The events in the flavor events file represent the careers of arguably the two greatest composers who ever lived, both of whom lived in Austrian capital Vienna at the height of their career.

Ludwig van Beethoven

On 1st January 1790, Austria gains one stability and 100 infrastructure. This is about the time the great composer moved to Vienna.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

On 1st January 1784, Austria gains one stability and 100 infrastructure. This is the middle of the time Mozart lived in Vienna.

Other Diplomatic Events Edit

The League of Cambrai

This event is triggered by the existence of Venice at any point between 1500 and 1512. It happens up to 3000 days (that's 8 years, 4 months) after the trigger. In this event, the Papal States requests an alliance against Venice Venice. There are three options. Option A is Express Support, option B is Ignore it, option C is Express Hostility.

Effect Support Ignore Reject
Relations (Venice) -150, casus belli (72 months) +50 +150
Relations (Papal States) +150 -50 -150
Relations (France) +150 -50 -150
Relations (Tuscany) +150 -50 -150

The Polish Succession of 1733

This event is triggered by a chain of events. If, in The Polish Succession of 1697, Poland does not choose the third of three options (Jakub Sobieski), Saxony will have an event The Polish Succession of 1733. This latter event will happen if Poland and Saxony both exist on the 30th January 1733. If Saxony chooses the first of two options (which could be called Risk Major War to get your Kingdom or I want revenge) this triggers the Austrian event. The Austrians have two options: Option A is Give the Wettins a helping hand and Option B is Secure Poland for the Wettins.

Effect Help Secure
Stability -1 +1
Relations (France) -100, Casus belli (12 months) -150, Casus belli (12 months)
Relations (Sweden) -100 -150
Relations (Poland) +50 +100
Relations (Saxony, Russia, Prussia) +50 +150

The Effects of the Pragmatic Sanction

This event happens on 30th December 1739, modelling the start of the war of Austrian Succession that broke out when Maria Theresa ascended to the throne. There are three options. Option A is Staunchly Defend Your Rights, option B is Meekly Argue for Moral Justice, and option C is Publicly promise Concessions.

Effect Defend Argue Promise
Revolt risk -2
Stability +1 -1 -2
Relations (England) -150
Relations (Prussia) -150 -100 +50
Relations (France) -150 -150 -100
Relations (Bavaria, Saxony) -100 -80 +50
Relations (Genoa) -50 -20 +100
Relations (Hannover, Hessen) +100 +100 +50
Relations (Netherlands, Russia) +150 +150 +100

The Bavarian Succession of 1777

This event is triggered at any point between 1st January 1777 and 1st July 1777, if there is not currently a war between Austria and The Palatinat AND there is not currently a war between Prussia and Bavaria. There are two options. Option A is Make legal claims on Bayern, Option B is Do not interfere. Option A triggers an event for each of the other three countries involved, Option B triggers nothing.

Effect Claim Leave it
Stability +1
Trade +1000
Relations (Bavaria) -150, Casus belli (24 months) +150
Relations (Prussia) -150 +50
Relations (The Palatinat) +200, Royal marriage -150

The Restoration of the French Monarchy

This event happens between 1st January 1809 and 1st January 1821 if the French Monarch is Napoleon I, and Austria has conquered Ile de France. It gives Austria 500 victory points, 500 ducats,+200 relations with France, and +3 stability. It also triggers the French event The Restoration of the French Monarchy.

Other Events Edit

The Fuggers

This event can be triggered at any point between 1st January 1508 and 1st January 1514, and happens 30 days after the trigger. It has two options, Let the Fuggers run our finances and Turn the Fuggers offer down

Effect Accept Reject
Treasury -100 -100
Inflation -2 +5
Stability - -3
Size of loans 500 200
Merchants +6 -

Hofkanzlei, Hofkammer and Hofrat

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1520. Should Austria not exist then, it can be triggered at any point up to 1st January 1530. There are two options. Option A is Create these New Functions, option B is Let the Nobility run these modane things, presumably modane should read mundane. Both options reduce revolt risk in Lombardia by -6.

Effect Create Functions Nobility
stability -1 +1
Centralization +1 -1
Aristocracy -2 +1
Serfdom -1 +2
Innovative +1 -2
Technology +500 trade, +500 infrastructure +500 land

Hofkriegsrat

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1556. If Austria does not exist on this date, but is re-created, the trigger can be as late as 1st January 1557. There are two options. Option A is Centralized Defensive Strategy, option B is Flexible Frontier Strategy.

Both options will reduce Austria's stability by 1

Effect Centralized Frontier
Land tech +1000 +500
Centralization +1 -2
Aristocracy -1 +2
Land +1 +3
Offensive -3 +3
Quality -2 +2
fortifications +1 level in 2 random provinces -
Troops - +10,000 Cavalry in 2 random provinces

Peasant Revolt in Austria

This event happens between 1st January 1626 and 30th January 1626. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger. Austria loses 1 stability, and has +3 revolt risk in all provinces for 36 months (3 years).

The Purge of the Archbishop of Salzburg

This event happens at any point in 1731 if Austria owns Salzburg, if the country of Salzburg does not exist and if Salzburg's version of this event has not happened. It happens up to 10 days after the trigger. There are two options. Option A is Let the Archbishop Purge the Protestants, and option B is Stop the Archbishop's Purge.

Effect Purge No Purge
Stability -1 +1
Innovative -3 +1
Salzburg -10,000 population converts to Protestant

Purging the Protestants triggers an event for Prussia, which sends the displaced population to Prussian provinces.

The Reform of the Bureaucracy

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1750. If Austria does not exist, but is recreated, it can be triggered up till 1st January 1760. There are two options. Option A Reform increases the Centralization and Aristocracy policy sliders by 2 each, reduces the Serfdom slider by 1, and reduces stability by 1. Option B, Let it be adds 300 to the treasury, and increases stability by 3.


The Enlightened Reforms of Josef II

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1770, but can be triggered up to 1st January 1774 should Austria not exist and be recreated. There are three options. Option A is Reforms of Enlightenment, option B is No Change, option C is Reforms of Reaction.

Effect Enlightenment No Change Reaction
Centralization +2 -1
Aristocracy -1 +3
Serfdom +2 -1
Innovative +2 -2
Mercantilism -2 +2
Land -2 +1
Revolt risk +4 for 36 months +2 for 36 months
Treasury -200 -200
stability +1

Serfdom is formally abolished

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1776, but can be triggered up to 1st January 1785 should Austria not exist and be recreated. There are three options. Option A is Yes, certainly!, option B is No, certainly not!, option C is No, and go further!

Effect Yes No No, go further
Serfdom -5 +3
Innovative +1 -1 -3
Stability -1 +1

The Reactionary Reforms of 1789

This event happens up to 30 days after 20th Septemeber 1789, but can be triggered up to 30th January 1789 should Austria not exist and be recreated. There are two options. Option A is React against Revolutionary Tendencies!, and option B is Risk the Revolution!#.

Effect Reaction Revolution
Aristocracy +3 -1
Serfdom +3 -1
Innovative -3 +1
Stability -1 +1
Revolt risk - +3 for 156 months (13 years)

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