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France is a country in Europa Universalis II. In normal games its provinces are coloured light blue, in fantasia games, they are coloured light orange.

Creating France Edit

By Revolt Edit

"Map showing provinces that can form France"

Provinces that can form France

Should it cease to exist, France can be recreated by revolt or releasing a vassal at any point during the game. Its culture will be French and its religion usually Catholic. France must contain one of the following provinces:

  • Auvergne
  • Berri
  • Bourgogne
  • Caux
  • Champagne
  • Ile de France (the default capital)
  • Limousin
  • Lyonnais
  • Maine
  • Nivernais
  • Normandie
  • Orleanais
  • Picardie

From French Minors Edit

"map showing Ile de France"

Ile de France

Various minor French countries (and a couple of non-French countries near France) have an event called ‘’The Crown of France’’. This event allows them to become France should they own Ile de France when France does not exist.

For Auvergne, Brittany (Europa Universalis II)Brittany]], Flanders, Guyenne, Orleans, and Provence, this has to happen between 1st January 1420 and 1st January 1515. For Navarra, it has to happen between 1st January 1480 and 1st January 1575.

It should be noted that achieving this with Brittany will give France Gaelic culture. Achieving it with Flanders will give France Dutch culture. Achieving it with Navarra will give France Basque culture from a 1419 start, and both Basque and Iberian on a 1492 start.

There is also a version of this event for Luxembourgh with the 1515 date, but this has been commented out in the game files, so it will never actually fire. This version of the event would give France German culture, but not French culture. It's also worth noting that the Flanders version of this event cannot be achieved as a player, because Flanders does not exist at the start of any of the scenarios.

Starting Position Edit

France exists at the start of every campaign.

1419 Edit

"Map showing France’s starting position in 1419"

France's starting position in 1419

In this scenario, France has French culture, Catholic religion, and 400 ducats in the treasury. It owns and controls nine of its 28 cores.

France also has the following stability and technology:

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

1492 Edit

"Map showing France’s starting position in 1492"

France's starting position in 1492

In this scenario, France has French culture, Catholic religion, and 300 ducats in the treasury. It owns and controls 22 of its 28 cores.

France ahas the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 1
Infrastructure 2
Trade tech 2
Land tech 6
Naval tech 5

For this scenario, France does not use its default policy slider settings, but instead uses the following:

Aristocracy 8
Centralization 6
Innovative 4
Mercantilism 6
Offensive 6
Land 7
Quality 5
Serfdom 7

1617 Edit

"Map showing France’s European provinces in 1617"

European provinces in 1617

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North American provinces in 1617

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South American provinces in 1617

In this scenario, France has French culture, Catholic religion, and 300 ducats in the treasury. France owns 25 core provinces in Europe and 7 non-core provinces in the Americas. There are five French cores in Europe that France does not own or control.

France ahas the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 1
Infrastructure 5
Trade tech 5
Land tech 21
Naval tech 20

For this scenario, France does not use its default policy slider settings, but instead uses the following:

Aristocracy 7
Centralization 7
Innovative 3
Mercantilism 2
Offensive 5
Land 6
Quality 6
Serfdom 6

1700 Edit

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European provinces in 1700

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African provinces in 1700

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Indian provinces in 1700

"Map showing France’s North American provinces in 1700"

North American provinces in 1700

"Map showing France’s South American provinces in 1700"

South American provinces in 1700

In this scenario, France has French culture, Catholic religion, and 400 ducats in the treasury. France owns 30 core provinces in Europe. They own 24 non-core provinces in the Americas, 2 in India, and 4 in Africa. There are also nine French cores in Europe that France does not own or control.

France has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 2
Infrastructure 7
Trade tech 8
Land tech 29
Naval tech 28

For this scenario, France does not use its default policy slider settings, but instead uses the following:

Aristocracy 7
Centralization 7
Innovative 3
Mercantilism 2
Offensive 5
Land 6
Quality 6
Serfdom 6

1773 Edit

"Map showing France’s European provinces in 1773

European provinces in 1773

"Map showing France’s African provinces in 1773"

African provinces in 1773

"Map showing France’s Indian provinces in 1773"

Indian provinces in 1773

"Map showing France’s North American provinces in 1773"

North American provinces in 1773

"Map showing France’s South American provinces in 1773"

South American provinces in 1773

In this scenario France has French culture, Catholic religion, and 300 ducats in the treasury. France owns 31 core provinces in Europe. They own 11 non-core provinces in the Americas, 1 in India, and 5 in Africa. There are also eight French cores in Europe that France does not own or control.

France has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 3
Infrastructure 9
Trade tech 9
Land tech 44
Naval tech 38

For this scenario, France does not use its default policy slider settings, but instead uses the following:

Aristocracy 9
Centralization 7
Innovative 5
Mercantilism 4
Offensive 5
Land 7
Quality 6
Serfdom 5

1795 Edit

"France’s Coat of Arms for the 1795 scenario"

Revolutionary Coat of Arms

France has a different flag to start this scenario. It also has its monarchs set in the scenario file, rather than using the monarch’s file. It also uses different AI settings.

"Map showing France’s European provinces in 1795"

European provinces in 1795

"Map showing France’s African provinces in 1795"

African provinces in 1795

"Map showing France’s Indian provinces in 1795"

Indian provinces in 1795

"Map showing France’s North American provinces in 1795"

North American provinces in 1795

"Map showing France’s South American provinces in 1795"

South American provinces in 1795

In this scenario, France has French culture, Catholic religion, and 1000 ducats in the treasury.

France owns 35 core provinces in Europe. They own 10 non-core provinces in the Americas, 1 in India, and 6 in Africa. There are also four French cores in Europe that France does not own or control.

France has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 3
Infrastructure 9
Trade tech 9
Land tech 57
Naval tech 51

For this scenario, France does not use its default policy slider settings, but instead uses the following:

Aristocracy 1
Centralization 8
Innovative 8
Mercantilism 1
Offensive 5
Land 7
Quality 7
Serfdom 0

AI Priorities Edit

France ai Edit

In every scenario except 1795, France uses the France AI file. This means that it has the following priorities:

Colonization Edit

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North & Central American colonies

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South American colonies

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African colonies

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Indian colonies

France will attempt to colonise up to 5 provinces at the same time, and establish a trading post 50% of the time. Their bonus for colonising provinces next to ones they already control is 10 (well below the default). Their penalty for colonising provinces next to other countries is 0 (compared to a default of -50).

When colonising, France will prioritise the regions of North America, Caribbean, West Africa, and India (all marked blue on the maps). They will particularly prioritise the following areas (marked red on the maps):

Americas

  • Acadie
  • Antilles
  • Grand Lacs
  • Guiana
  • Haiti
  • Hudson Bay
  • Illinois
  • Louisiane
  • Quebec

Africa

  • Cameroon
  • Congo
  • Gabon
  • Ivory
  • Madagascar
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • The Mascarenes

India

  • Carnatic


Trade Edit

France will send a trader less often than the default AI (40 compared to 100) and is more monopolist than the default AI (having a value of 40 rather than 25 for refusing trade).

War Edit

France is a warmonger (having a warmonger value of 75, as opposed to 10).

In choosing provinces to besiege, it is less likely to focus on attacking provinces with high tax values (a value of 3.0 compared to the default of 5.0), it has a slightly larger preference for besieging multiple provinces (0.2 compared to 0.1), is willing to fight further from home (value of 4 compared to default of 0.5), is less likely to defend/liberate their own provinces (1.5 vs 2.0), is more likely to attack provinces with a low Supply value (setting is 2.0 compared to 1.0), and is significantly more aggressive (5.0 vs 1.0).

France is particularly likely to declare war on the following countries:

In Europe

In the Americas

In India

In Indochina

Napoleon ai Edit

In the 1795 scenario, France uses the Napoleon ai file. This means that it has the following priorities:

Colonization Edit

"Map showing North and Central American provinces French countries will try to colonise"

North & Central American colonies

"Map showing African provinces French countries will try to colonise"

African colonies

"Map showing Indian provinces French countries will try to colonise"

Indian colonies

Although the scenario file makes France a colonial nation, France will only attempt to colonise up to 0 provinces at the same time, and establish a trading post 50% of the time. Their bonus for colonising provinces next to ones they already control is 10 (well below the default). Their penalty for colonising provinces next to other countries is 0 (compared to a default of -50).

Should France send colonisers, they will prioritise the regions of North America, Caribbean, West Africa, and India (all marked blue on the maps). They will particularly prioritise the following areas (all marked red on the maps):

Americas

  • Acadie
  • Antilles
  • Grand Lacs
  • Haiti
  • Quebec

Africa

  • Senegal
  • The Mascarenes

India

  • Carnatic

Trade Edit

Revolutionary France will send a trader less often than the default AI (40 compared to 100) and is more monopolist than the default AI (having a value of 40 rather than 25 for refusing trade). These settings are the same as non-revolutionary France.

War Edit

Revolutionary France is a total warmonger (having a warmonger value of 100, as opposed to 10).

In choosing provinces to besiege, it is much less likely to focus on attacking provinces with high tax values (a value of 1.0 compared to the default of 5.0), it has a much larger preference for besieging multiple provinces (0.7 compared to 0.1), is willing to fight further from home (value of 4 compared to default of 0.5), is a lot less likely to defend/liberate their own provinces (1.0 vs 2.0), is much more likely to attack provinces with a low Supply value (setting is 5.0 compared to 1.0), and is a lot more aggressive (10.0 vs 1.0).

Revolutionary France is particularly likely to declare war on the following countries:

Monarchs Edit

Early Monarchs Edit

These are the monarchs who ruled up until the end of the French Wars of Religion.

Name Reigns from Diplomacy Administration Military
Charles VI 25 Oct 1380 4 5 4
Charles VII 21 Oct 1422 5 7 7
Louis XI 22 Jul 1461 6 7 5
Charles VII 22 Jul 1461 6 7 5
Charles VIII 30 Aug 1483 5 7 9
Louis XII 8 Apr 1498 6 5 8
François I 1 Jan 1515 5 8 9
Henri II 31 Mar 1547 6 7 6
François II 10 Jul 1559 3 3 4
Charles IX 5 Dec 1560 4 4 3
Henri III 30 May 1574 4 8 4

Moderate and Protestant Monarchs Edit

These are the historical monarchs from the end of the Wars of Religion until the French Revolution. They are active by default, and will rule unless the Ultra-Catholics win the Wars of Religion.

Name Reigns from Diplomacy Administration Military
Henri IV 2 Aug 1589 9 9 9
Louis XIII 14 May 1610 6 6 7
Louis XIV 14 May 1643 8 6 9
Louis XV 1 Sep 1715 5 5 6
Louis XVI 10 May 1774 3 7 7

Ultra-Catholic Monarchs Edit

If France selects an Ultra-Catholic victory in the event War of Religion, then these monarchs will replace the default when the event At the Walls of Paris happens.

Name Reigns from Diplomacy Administration Military
Charles X 30 May 1574 5 4 6
Henri IV 30 Sep 1640 7 7 8
Louis XIII Joseph 2 Jun 1664 6 6 7
François III Joseph 30 Jul 1671 5 6 5
Marie 16 Mar 1675 6 7 8
Anne Henriette 3 Mar 1688 7 4 7
Louis XIV Henri 23 Feb 1723 5 5 5
Louis XV Joseph 27 Jan 1740 7 3 6

Revolutionary Rulers Edit

These monarchs are activated by events relating to the French Revolution. Note that Louis XVII will become active if none of the French Revolution events happen.

Name Reigns from Diplomacy Administration Military Activated by
Louis XVII 2 May 1814 5 6 7 N/A
Règne de la Terreur 1 Jan 1792 1 4 5 The Reign of Terror
Le Directoire 1 Jul 1793 3 6 7 The Directory
Napoléon I 9 Nov 1799 6 9 9 Napoleon Bonaparte
Louis XVIII 1 Jan 1810 7 4 4 The Restoration of the French Monarchy
Napoléon I 9 Nov 1799 6 9 9 The Return of Napoleon

Leaders Edit

Generals Edit

The first table of generals are those who are not affected by events.

Name Rank Starts Dies Movement Fire Shock Siege Starts in
Richemont 1 1425 26 Dec 1458 5 5 5 1
Dunois 2 1427 1468 4 4 4 1
Gilles de Rais 2 1429 1439 4 4 4 1
Jean Bureau 5 1439 5 Jul 1463 2 5 1 3
Foix 0 1490 1505 3 2 4 0
La Palice 2 1490 1520 3 2 3 0
Pierre Bayard 2 1502 1524 4 2 4 1
Condé 0 1640 1680 4 3 4 0
Turenne 1 1630 1675 5 5 5 1
Bernard 5 1655 1660 3 3 4 0
Le Feuillade 6 1660 1670 2 2 2 0
Luxembourg 2 1660 1700 4 3 4 1
Vauban 5 1670 1705 1 1 1 4
Villars 3 1685 1725 4 5 5 1
Vendôme 2 1690 1730 4 3 4 0
Catinat 0 1695 1705 3 3 3 0
Boufflers 1 1695 1710 3 2 3 1
Montesquiou 0 1695 1717 4 3 3 0
Bourgogne 0 1700 1707 2 2 2 0
Berwick 1 1694 1723 4 3 3 0
Tallard 10 1700 1709 1 2 2 00
Marsin 6 1700 1720 2 2 3 0
Conti 2 1720 1740 3 2 2 0
Noailles 0 1725 1745 3 2 2 0
Belle Isle 1 1730 1745 2 2 2 1
De Saxe 0 1740 1750 4 4 5 1
De Grammont 13 1740 1755 2 3 2 0
Contades 5 1740 1760 2 1 2 0
Chevert 6 1740 1760 3 2 2 0
Lally 18 1740 1765 4 3 4 0 Pomdicherry
Richelieu 1 1745 1755 3 4 2 0
D'Estrées 0 1745 1760 3 2 2 0
De Rohan 1745 1760 3 3 3 0
Vaudreuil 10 1745 1765 3 3 4 0 Stadacone
D'Aiguillon 1 1745 1780 5 2 3 0
Villiers 12 1745 1755 3 3 3 0 Hochelaga
Dieskau 11 1750 1756 3 3 4 0 Shawinigan
De Broglie 2 1750 1775 4 4 4 0
Montcalm 9 1755 1760 3 4 6 0 Shawinigan
Bussy 17 1755 1760 5 4 5 0 Pondicherry
Rochambeau 0 1775 1785 1 2 2 0
La Fayette 8 1780 1790 4 2 2 0
Joubert 11 1790 1795 2 3 3 0
De Luynes 12 1790 1795 2 3 2 0

There are two versions of Gilles de Rais in the leaders list. The first one disappears in 1439, at the same time as the event The Trial of Gilles de Rais. If France chooses the second option in that event, then this second version of the leader will become active.

Name Rank Starts Dies Movement Fire Shock Siege
Gilles de Rais 4 1440 1456 4 4 4 1

Wars of Religion Generals Edit

There are several leaders who will only show up if France chooses a particular side in the Wars of Religion events. The War of Religion in France event between 1562 and 1572 allows France to choose between these leaders. If the event does not happen (i.e. France does not exist during this period but is later recreated) then France can use all of these leaders (note that the leaders available to the Moderates are also available to one of the other two factions).

The following leaders are available to the Moderates:

Name Rank Starts Dies Movement Fire Shock Siege
Guise 0 1580 1585 2 2 4 1
Henry IV 0 1580 1610 2 4 4 0

The following leaders are available to the French Protestants:

Name Rank Starts Dies Movement Fire Shock Siege
Bourbon 1 1555 1565 4 2 3 0
Coligny 0 1565 1585 3 3 3 0
Henry IV 0 1580 1610 2 4 4 0

The following leaders are available to the Ultra-Catholics:

Name Rank Starts Dies Movement Fire Shock Siege
Guise 0 1535 1560 2 2 4 1
Montmorency 0 1555 1575 3 3 3 0
Guise 0 1580 1585 2 2 4 1

Napoleonic Generals Edit

These generals are available during the Napoleonic era.

Name Rank Starts Dies Movement Fire Shock Siege
Napoleon 0 2 Jan 1795 5 May 1821 6 6 6 2
Davout 1 1793 1823 6 6 5 1
Lannes 1 1798 22 May 1809 5 6 4 2
Bernadotte 2 1794 1821 2 3 3 0
Hoche 0 23 Oct 1793 18 Seo 1797 4 4 4 0
Murat 1 1798 18 Jan 1814 3 1 5 0
Augereau 2 1804 1816 3 4 4 0
Soult 2 1805 1832 4 4 4 1
Bessières 2 1805 Jul 1813 4 2 4 0
Saint Cyr 2 1805 1813 3 2 3 0
Grouchy 2 1795 1830 4 2 2 0
Lefebvre 2 1793 1820 4 4 3 2
MacDonald 2 1793 1830 4 4 4 0
Marmont 2 1796 1840 3 5 3 0
Massena 2 1793 1817 3 4 3 1
Oudinot 2 1793 1830 3 3 2 0
Suchet 2 1798 1826 5 4 3 1
Ney 2 1801 1816 4 3 3 0
Villeneuve 1 1796 1806 4 3 3 0
Moreau 1 1789 1814 4 4 3 0
Kellerman 1 1788 1798 4 3 4 0

Admirals Edit

Name Rank Starts Dies Movement Fire Shock
Bidoux 0 1490 1525 3 3 3
Polin 1 1495 1510 2 2 3
Brion 2 1525 1540 2 2 2
Annebaut 0 1530 1550 3 2 3
Primauguet 0 1565 1585 2 3 2
Chevalier Paul 1 1610 1640 4 3 4
Maillé Brézé 0 1635 1650 3 3 4
Sourdis 1 1635 1660 4 3 3
Harcourt 3 1635 1660 3 2 2
Cogolin 7 1635 1680 3 2 3
Coetlogon 2 1645 1705 3 3 4
La Luzerne 15 1645 1680 2 2 5
Amblimont 5 1645 1695 2 4 4
Gabaret 4 1645 1700 3 2 3
Relingue 9 1645 1700 4 2 3
Beaufort 3 1660 1685 3 3 3
D'Alemeras 4 1660 1685 4 2 3
Duquesne 0 1660 1685 4 4 4
Nesmond 13 1660 1690 3 3 2
Valbelle 4 1665 1690 2 2 3
Chateaurenault 3 1675 1720 3 3 4
Vivonne 4 1680 1700 2 4 4
Tourville 1 1680 1710 4 3 5
Toulouse 3 1685 1710 3 3 3
D'Estrées 2 1685 1715 2 2 3
La Bruyère 8 1695 1735 3 3 2
La Penne 4 1700 1720 2 3 3
Dugay Trouin 2 1700 1730 5 3 4
Létenduère 3 1700 1745 3 2 3
La Galissonière 8 1740 1755 3 3 3
D'Orvilliers 2 1755 1770 3 2 2
Ternay 1 1755 1775 3 2 2
Conflans 0 1760 1770 2 2 2
Guichen 3 1760 1775 2 3 3
D'Estaing 1 1760 1785 2 3 3
La Motte 3 1765 1780 4 3 2
De Grasse 0 1765 1785 3 3 3
Suffren 2 1770 1788 4 4 6

Explorers Edit

Name Rank Starts Dies Movement Fire Shock Starts in
Verazzano 11 1522 1527 5 1 1
Cartier 12 1532 1557 4 2 2
Villegagnon 13 1553 1564 4 1 1
Beaulieu 13 1610 1640 4 2 3
Vrolicq 14 1640 1660 4 3 3
Bougainville 6 1767 1811 4 4 4 Shawinigan
Fleuriot 10 1760 1790 3 2 2
Marion-Dufresne 11 1750 1765 4 1 1
Dentrecastreaux 7 1750 1792 4 3 3
Kerguélen 12 1765 1795 4 1 1 Mauritius
La Pérouse 10 1783 1788 5 1 1

Conquistadors Edit

Name Rank Starts Dies Movement Fire Shock Siege Starts in
Groseilliers 13 1654 1668 3 3 2 0
Jolliet 14 1673 1700 2 4 2 0
Ribaut 14 1562 1565 4 3 2 0
Champlain 12 1603 1635 3 4 4 0 Shawinigan
Dulhut 15 1672 1688 2 2 3 0 Shawinigan
Véniard de Bourgmont 18 1706 1725 3 2 2 0 Shawinigan
Frontenac 14 1675 1700 3 3 3 0 Shawinigan
La Vérendrye 13 1727 1749 4 2 2 0 Hochelaga
La Salle 15 1678 1687 4 3 3 0 Hochelaga
Nicollet 19 1634 1642 3 2 2 0 Shawinigan
Chambly 16 1685 1705 3 2 2 0 Ticonderoga
De Rouville 17 1690 1715 3 3 3 0 Megantic
Dumas 13 1710 1750 5 1 1 0 Pondicherry
Hertel 11 1720 1750 4 1 2 0 Megantic
Dupleix 14 1735 1750 6 3 3 0 Pondicherry
Poivre 14 1765 1795 6 1 1 0 Mauritius

Events Edit

France has both a major events file and a flavor events file.

The Hundred Years War Edit

These events deal with parts of the Hundred Years War between England and France.

Jean D'Arc and the French Monarchy

This event will happen within 30 days of 1st January 1429. It has two options. Option A is Heed the Advise of Jean D'Arc and option B is Ignore the Advise of Jean D'Arc. The 2 options have the following effects:

Effect Heed Ignore
Stability +1 -1
Centralization +2 -
Offensive +2 -
Quality +2 -
Innovative +1 -1
Aristocracy - +2
Serfdom - +2
Land - +2
Land tech +500 -
Infrastructure +500 -
Fortress - +1 in Capital
Extra troops 5000 infantry 5000 cavalry


The Trial of Gilles de Rais

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1439. If France does not exist on tis date but is recreated, it can happen as late as 1st January 1440. The event has two options. Option A is Guilty, option B is Not Guilty.

The effects are as follows:

Guilty

Not Guilty

The End of the Hundred Year War

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Provinces that end the 100 Years war

This event is triggered by an English event. The event happens within 30 days at any point after 1st January 1453 if France exists and England does not own any of the following provinces:

  • Calais
  • Caux
  • Gascogne
  • Normandie
  • Picardie
  • Poitou

The effect of this event is to increase France's stability by 2, increase their centralization by 1, and gives them a casus belli against Auvergne, Bourbonnais, Guyenne, and Orleans for 120 months (10 years).

The Wars of Religion Edit

These events deal with France's wars of religion.

War of Religion in France

"map showing effects of the French war of religion"

Provinces affected by war of religion

This event happens up to 30 days after 1`st March 1562. If France does not exist on this date but is later recreated, it can happen as late as 24th August 1572. There are three options. Option A is French Moderates, option B is French Protestants, and option C is French Ultra-Catholics. It kick-starts the wars of religion. The three options each give France a different state religion (Catholic, Reformed, or Counterreform Catholic respectively). The other effects are set out in the lists and tables below

Stability

The Moderate option gains 2 stability. The Protestants and Ultra-Catholic options lose 1.

Provinces Revolting

This following provinces that will immediately Revolt under each option.

Moderates (6 provinces)

  • Bearn
  • Bourgogne
  • Guyenne
  • Lyonnais
  • Poitou
  • Vendee

Protestants (4 provinces)

  • Bourgogne
  • Champagne
  • Picardie
  • Vendee

Ultra-Catholic (5 provinces)

  • Bearn
  • Guyenne
  • Languedoc
  • Maine
  • Poitou

Revolt Risk

Each option will cause a number of provinces to have an increased revolt risk. If France selects Protestands or Ultra-Catholics, the provinces listed for each option will gain a revolt risk of 7. If they select Moderates, then the provinces in both lists (a total of 20 provinces) will gain a revolt risk of 5.

Protestant (12 provinces)

  • Auvergne
  • Berri
  • Bourgogne
  • Calais
  • Caux
  • Champagne
  • Gascogne
  • Lyonnais
  • Nivernais
  • Orleanais
  • Picardie
  • Vendee

Ultra-Catholic (8 provinces)

  • Bearn
  • Cevennes
  • Dauphine
  • Guyenne
  • Languedoc
  • Limousin
  • Maine
  • Poitou

Military

Choosing Protestant or Ultra-Catholic means France gains 15,000 infantry, 15,000 cavalry, and 10 artillery in its capital. Choosing Moderate gains 20,000 infantry, 5,000 cavalry, and 5 artillery.

There are six French generals associated with the war of religion. Each option removes some of them as follows:

  • The moderates may only use Guise (1580-1585) and Henri IV
  • The Protestants may only use Bourbon, Coligny, and Henri IV
  • The Ultras may only use Guise (1535-1560), Montmorency, and Guise (1580-1585)

Relations

The Protestant option increases relations with England by 150.

The Ultra-Catholic option increases relations with both Savoy and Spain by 150.

At the Walls of Paris

There are three events of this name, all of which happen on 0th or 1st Auguist 1589.. Which one is triggered depends on the option selected in the event War of Religion in France. If that event did not happen (i.e. France did not exist at the right time, but is recreated before this event) then all three versions of this event will be triggered.

All versions of this event have the following effects: Bearn gains French culture. The revolt risk that was created by the Wars of Religion event is removed. France inherits both the Huguenots and the French Catholics.

In addition, Stability increases by 1 for the Moderates, and 3 for the Protestants or Ultra-Catholics. Four provinces convert to the state religion. In the Protestant version of this event, one of these provinces is the capital. Otherwise, all are selecteed at random.

The moderates will lose 1 ducat of province tax in four random provinces, whilst the Protestants will lose two ducats in four random provinces./

The Ultra-Catholics will have a different set of Monarchs.

Domestic policy sliders change as follows:

Slider Moderate Protestant Ultra
Centralization +2 +3 +1
Aristocracy -1 -2 +3
Innovative +1 -3 -3
Land +1 +2 +2
Offensive +1 +2 -2

Protestant Revolt in Navarra

"map showing provinces affected by Protestant Revolt in Navarra event

Revolting Navarra provinces

Thes event happens at any point between 1st January 1621 and 1st January 1623 if Navarra does not exist or if France has either Catholic or Counter-Reform Catholic religion. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger.

The event increases France’s stability by 1, and triggers two revolts each in the provinces of Bearn and Navarra.

War of Religion in France

This event happens if France’s centralization and aristocracy sliders are both at 6 or above between 1st January 1621 and 1st January 1626. The event happens up to 30 days after the trigger.

There are two options. Option A is Crush this State-within-the-State, option B is Try a Tolerant Policy of Reconciliation.

The first option creates revolts in five random provinces (3 being religious revolts), increases the national revolt risk by 1 for 240 months (20 years) and increases stability by 1. It also reduces innovative by 2, and increases centralization by 1.

The second option only has 2 revolts (1 being religious) and reduces stability by 2. It also increases innovative by 1.

Protestants expelled from France

This event happens if France is Catholic or Counter-reform Catholic at any point between 1st January 1681 and 1st January 1688. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger.

There are two options. Option A is Expel the Traitors, option B is Have Mercy with these Misguided Creatures.

The first option triggers events for Brandenburg and Netherlands. It also causes five random provinces to convert to the state religion. Those provinces each lose 10,000 population and 2 province tax. France also gains 2 stability and one fine arts academy.in a random province.

The second option causes four religious revolts and reduces stability by 2.

Catholics rights revoked

This event happens if France is Protestant or Reformed at any point between 1st January 1681 and 1st January 1688. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger.

There are two options. Option A is Expel the Traitors, option B is Have Mercy with these Misguided Creatures.

The first option causes five random provinces to convert to the state religion. Those provinces each lose 10,000 population and 2 province tax. France also gains 2 stability and one fine arts academy.in a random province.

The second option causes four religious revolts and reduces stability by 2.

Inheritances and ClaimsEdit

These events have to do with France inheriting other countries. or claiming European territory.

The Succession in Provence

Map showing Southern European cores gained in inheritance events.

Provence, Anjou, and Milano inhertances

There are two different versions of this event, both of which are triggered by the event for Provence of the same name. The Provence event happens if both England and France exist on 9th July 1451. Provence has three options. The first two (The King of France (Annect) and The King of France (Vassal)) trigger the French events, whilst the third (The King of England (Vassal)) does not.

The Annexation event causes France to inherit Provence, and gain a core on the province of Provence. It also reduces relations with Aragon and Spain by 100.

The vassalisation event causes Provence to become a vassal of France, gives the two an alliance, increases stability by 1, and reduces relations with Aragon, England and Spain by 50.

The Inheritance of Anjou

This event happens up to 60 days after 1st January 1494 if either of the events The Succession in Provence have happened. If France does not exist on this date but is then recreated, it can happen as late as 1st January 1495. There are two options. Option A Let us claim what is rightfully Ours!. Option B is Let us drop our claims for good!.

The first option gives a casus belli against Naples for 60 months (5 years). It gains France cores on Apulia and Napoli. It increases France's stability by 1. Also, France's relations with Aragon, Naples, and Spain reduce by 100. Their relations with the Papal States increase by 150.

The second option also increases France's stability by 1, but it increases their relations with Aragon, Naples, and Spain by 100. Their relations with the Papal States reduce by 50.

French Inheritance of Milano

This event is triggered by an event for Milan called The Inheritance of Milano. The event for Milan happens on 1st January 1500 if both France and Austria exist. If the conditions are not met on that date, it can happen at any point up to 1st January 1501. Milan has three options, and the second one (Let the French Inherite) will trigger this event.

France has two options. Option A is Rule as a separate country, option B is Rule as part of France.

The first option makes Milan a vassal and ally of France, loses 100 Relations with Austria, and gains 1 Stability.

The second option means that France Inherits Milan, gains a core on Lombardia, increases the revolt risk in that province by 6, reduces Relations with Austria by 180, and loses 1 Stability.

French Claims in Italy Weakened

This event happens up to 350 days after 1st January 1529 as long as either The Inheritance of Anjou or French Inheritance of Milano have happened. If the conditions are not met on that date, it can happen as late as 1st January 1530.

There are two options. Option A is No one seems to acknowledge our claims. Option B is We will never drop our claims.

Whichever option France chooses, their revolt risk in Lombardia decreases by 6 .If France chooses option A, they will lose their cores on Apulia, Lombardia, and Napoli. Other effects are summarised in this table (the effect on relations applies to Aragon, Austria, Naples, and Spain.

Effect Not acknowledged Never Drop
Stability. +1 -2
Relations +100 -150

France inherits Burgundy / Austria 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 Austria inherits 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 Austria France
Stability -2 +2
Diplomacy -- +3 for 60 months
Casus Belli vs Austria for 24 months -
New French Cores Artois, Bourgogne, Franche Comte Artois, Bourgogne, Brabant, Flandern, Franche Comte, Friesen, Geldre, Holland, Luxembourg, Zeeland
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

The Martial Inheritance of Brittany

This event is triggered by an event for Brittany, which happen if Austria or France inherited Burgundy. There are two (identically named) versions of both Brittany's and France's events, depending on who inherited Burgundy. 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 French event only happens if Brittany chooses the first of two options.

If Austria inherited Burgundy, Brittany becomes a vassal and ally of France. France gains 1 stability, 100 ducats. However, France cedes the province of Franche Comte to Austria.

If France inherited Burgundy, Brittany will instead become a vassal of Austria. France gains a casus belli on Brittany for 15 months, and loses 150 relations with Brittany.

Chambers of Reunion

Map showing new cores gained in Chambers of Reunion event

Chambers of Reunion cores

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1676. If France does not exist at this point but is then recreated it can happen as late as 1st January 1681.

There are two options. Option A is Make the Claim, option B is Let the matter fall.

The first option gives France cores on the following provinces:

  • Alsace
  • Artois
  • Brabant
  • Flandern
  • France Comté
  • Köln
  • Lorraine
  • Luxembourg
  • Pfalz
  • Zeeland

It also triggers events titled The League of Augsburg for Austria, Baden, Brandenburg, Cologne, England, Hanover, Hessen, Kleves, the Netherlands, the Palatinat, Spain, and bWurzburg. All of these events have two options, the first of which gives a casus belli against France.

The second option increases the treasury by 500, and increases relations with Austria, England, the Netherlands and Spain by 100 each.

The Polish Succession of 1697

This event is triggered if Poland selects the second of three options (Francois Louis de Bourbon) in their event The Polish Succession of 1697. The Polish event happens up to 15 days after 15th September 1696, and if Poland does not exist at that point but is later recreated, it can happen as late as 1st June 1697.

If this happens, poland becomes a vassal and ally of France, and there is an increase of 100 in their relations. Also, the French gain +1 stability but lose 100 relations with Saxony and 150 with Russia.

The Sale of Corsica

Map showing Corsica

Corsica

This event is the start of an event chain simulating the historical sale of Corsica to France by Genoa. This event happens if Genoa exists and owns the province of Corsica at any point between 1st January 1758 and 1st January 1761. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger.

There are two options. Option A is Offer to buy Corsica, and option B is Pass the opportunity. If France selects option B, this triggers an event giving England the chance to buy the island, and there are no further French events in the chain.

If France offers to buy Corsia, then Genoa has an event with two options. The first option is to accept the sale, the second is to offer Corsica to England instead. Both options trigger a French event.

If Genoa accepts the sale, then Corsica becomes owned by France, and the French event Genoa accepts offer to buy Corsica increases relations with Genoa by 150 and reduces the French treasury by 1000 ducats.

If Genoa declines the sale, then the French event Genoa decline offer to buy Corsica reduces relations with Genoa by 50.

French Inheritance of Lothringen

This event is triggered by an event for Lorraine. The event for Lorraine happens on 22nd February 1766 if Poland chooses option C ((Jakub Sobieski) in The Polish Succession of 1697. .It can also happen if Poland or Saxony does not exist on 20th January 1733. If Lorraine's event happens, then they have two options. If they choose the first option, it triggers the French event, France inherits Lorraine and gains +1 stability. If Lorraine chooses the second option, this event does not happen.

The Netherlands Edit

Map showing North and South parts of the Low Countries

The North and South Netherlands

These events deal happen if France has possessions in the Netherlands. It is possible for France to inherit parts of the Netherlands from Burgundy in the late 15th Century, or to conquer provinces in that area (since France is literally next to them). They simulate the historical Dutch revolt that led to the Netherlands becoming an independent country.

The provinces in the Low Countries are grouped as follows:

North

  • Friesan
  • Geldre
  • Holland
  • Zeeland

South

  • Artois
  • Brabant
  • Flandern
  • Luxembourg

The Dutch Nobility demands General Estates

This event triggers if France 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 France 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 Guise and the Edict of Blood

This event happens if France owns any province in the Low Countries, is not Protestant or Reformed, has its innovative slider at 7 or below, and the French event Dutch Nobility demands General Estates has happened 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 -

The Duke of Mayenne and the Union of Arras

This event is triggered between 1st January 1575 and 1st January 1586 if France 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 Guise and the Edict of Blood have happened for France. 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, France is not Protestant or Reformed, and France 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, France owns any province in the South, the French 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 French event is to reduce revolt risk in the South by 27 and 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 for France, and any of the three events Dutch Nobility Demands General Estates, Duke of Guise & Edict of Blood, and The Duke of Mayenne and the Union of Arras have happened for France. It happens up to 10 days after the trigger.

The effects of this event are that the revolt risk in the North reduces by 30, and the result risk in the South reduces by 27. Also, France's centralization increases by 3, their treasury increases by 300, their stability increases by 3, and Flandern converts to the state religion.

The French Revolution Edit

These events deal with the French Revolution and its immediate causes.

The General Estates

Map showing provinces affected by The General Estates event

Provinces affected by The General Estates

This event happens if France's Centralization and Aristocracy sliders are above 6, and their Innovative slider is below 6 at any point between 5th May 1789 and 11th July 1789. It can happen up to 1 day after the trigger.

There are three options. Option A is 'Economic Reforms, but no Social Change, option B is Economic Reforms, and small Social Change, and option C is Economic and Social Reforms.

The effects on the nation as a whole are as follows:

Effect No Social Small Social Large Social
Stability -1 +1 -2
Centralization +1 -1 -3
Aristocracy +3 -1 -3
Serfdom +1 -1 -3
Innovative -3 +1 +3

In addition, in all three options increase the province tax by 2 in the following 35 provinces: Alsace, Armor, Artois, Auvergne, Béarn, Berri, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Calais, Caux, Cévennes, Champagne, Dauphiné, Franche Comté, Gascogne, Guyenne, Ile de France, Languedoc, Limousin, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Lyonnais, Maine, Morbihan, Navarra, Nivernais, Normandie, Orleanais, Picardie, Piemonte, Poitou, Provence, Roussillon, Savoie, Vendée

The French Revolution

There are three different events that can start the French Revolution. They all depend on a chain of events for England that kick of the American Revolution.

The English event chain starts with the event Tax Revolt in America, which happens between 1st January 1765 and 1st January 1766 if England's Innovative slider is below 10. If England chooses one of the first two options (Stamptax and tolls; Stamptax, Defensetax and tolls), it triggers the next event (Tax Revolt in America Consequences) . If it chooses the third option (More Taxes in England), the chain ends.

If the chain continues the English event The American Colonial Policy happens between 1st January 1770 and 1st January 1771 if England's Innovative slider is below 10. If England chooses the third option (Abolish all Tolls) the chain ends. If it chooses the first two options (Abolish all Tolls, but the Tea Toll; Keep all Tolls ) the next event (The American Colonial Policy) is triggered.

Finally, if all four of the above events happened, the English event The American Revolution can happen between 1st January 1773 and 1st January 1774, as long as the United States does not exist, and England's Innovative slider is below 10.

The three ways for the Revolution to happen are : The French Revolution: Radical Republic; The French Revolution: Republican Monarchy; and The French Revolution: Constitutional Monarchy.

The three options require the following conditions to trigger:

Radical Republic

  • Between 13th July 1789 and 22nd December 1789
  • The American Revolution event for England has happened
  • The United States exists
  • Aristocracy is 8 or more
  • Republican Monarchy has not happened

Republican Monarchy

  • Between 13th July 1789 and 22nd December 1789
  • The American Revolution event for England has happened
  • The United States exists
  • Aristocracy is 6 or 7
  • Radical Republic has not happened

Constitutional Monarchy

  • Between 14th July 1789 and 22nd December 1789
  • Neither Radical Republic or Republican Monarchy has happened
  • The American Revolution event for England has happened
  • The United States exists
  • Aristocracy is between 1 and 5

The first two events change the French flaf to the Refvolutionary one. All three events cause desertion of troops in six random provinces (15,000; 10,000; 5000 troops respectively). Republican Monarchy deactivates the monarchs Règne de la Terreur, Le Directoire, and Napoléon I. Though since all three are dormant by default this should not have any effect.

The events also have the following effects:

Effect Radical Republican Constitutional
Stability -7 -5 -3
Centralization -5 -3 -1
Aristocracy -5 -3 -1
Serfdom -5 -3 -1
Innovative +5 +3 -1
Offensive +3 +2 +1
Land +3 +2 +1
Quality -3 -2 -1

The Reign of Terror

The Reigh of Terror can happen between 1st January 1792 and 30th December 1794, and happens up to 10 days after its trigger. It can be triggered in the followng circumstances:

  • The French Revolution took the form of the Radical Republic or the Republican Monarchy
  • Centralization is below 6
  • Stability is below 0

The Reign of Terror has the following effects:

The Execution of King Louis

This event happens between immediately 2nd January 1792 and 29th December 1794 as long as The Reign of Terror has happened and The Directory has not. There are two options. Option A is 361 votes for and 360 against execution, and option B is 361 votes against and 360 for execution. The effects are as follows:

For Execution

Against Execution

The Chouan Revolt

Map showing provinces involved in the Chouan Revolt

Chouan Revolt Provinces

This event happens if France chose the first option (361 votes for and 360 against execution) in The Execution of King Louis. The event has the following effects:

The Directory

This event happens between 1st July 1793 and 30th December 1790 if The Reign of Terror has happened and France's Innovative value is below 5. It happens up to 10 days after the trigger.

The effects are as follows:

Napoleon Bonaparte / The Archduke of Corsica

These two events are alternative ways of putting Napoleon in power in France. Napoleon Bonaparte happens if France is a Radical Republic or Republican Monarchy. The Archduke of Corsica happens if France is a Constitutional Monarchy or the Revolution did not happen. Either way, the event takes place up to 10 days after 1st January 1799, and can happen up until 30th December 1799 if France does not exist but is recreated.

Both events have two options. Option A is We need Brilliant Leadership, and option B is We don't want a new Ceasar. The effects are as follows:

We need Brilliant Leadership (Napoleon Bonaparte)

We need Brilliant Leadership (Archduke of Corsica)

We need Brilliant Leadership (both events)

We don't want a new Ceasar!

The Empire of France

This event happens up to 10 days after 1st January 1804 if the event Napoleon Bonaparte has happened. If France does not exist on this date but is then recreated, it can happen as late as 30th December 1804. There are two options. Option A is Vive l'Empereur! and option B is Deepen the value of the Republic. Both options increase Stability by 3.

Vive l'Empereur reduces Relations with Austria, England, Prussia, Russia, Spain, and Sweden by 150 each.

Deepen the value of the Republic creates 6 French Merchants and increased trade technology by 1000.

In addition, the two options have the following effects on policy sliders:

Effect Emperor Republic
Centralization +3 +1
Aristocracy +3 -3
Innovative -2 +2
Offensive +2 -2
Quality +3 -3
Mercantilism +3 -3

The Restoration of the French Monarchy

There are five events of this name. One of these events will be triggered if Napoléon I is monarch and Ile de France is controlled by Austria, England, Prussia, Russia, or Spain at any point between 1st January 1809 and 1st January 1821.

These events have the following effects:

The French Gamble for Supremacy

This event happens if apoléon I is monarch and Austria, Prussia, Russia, and Spain are all vassals of France at any point between 1st January 1804 and 1st January 1821.

The event has the following effects:

The Return of Napoleon

This event happens if Louis XVIII is monarch, France is at war, and France's Stability is below 2 at any point between 1st January 1810 and 1st January 1821.

It has the following effects:

Colonial Events Edit

These events relate to France's non-European colonies.

Samuel de Champlain and the Hurons

"Map showing provinces that can trigger Samuel de Champlain and the Hurons event

Samuel de Champlain event provinces

This event happens if France owns Delaware, Mobile, or Stadacone t any point between 1st January 1605 and 1st January 1611. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger.

There are three options. Option A is Let us befriend the Hurons, option B is Let us befriend the Creek, option C is Let us befriend the Iroquis. In all three cases, France gains 3 merchants. The three options give the following results:

Huron

Creek

Iroquis

Offer Louisiana to the United States

EU2 FRA Louisiana Purchase

Louisian Purchase Provinces

This event happens up 10 1800 days (5 years) after 1st January 1800 (and at the latest on 2nd January 1805) if the United States exists and France owns any one of a list of 59 American territories.

The provinces in question cover the following regions in North America:

  • America (all provinces except Ticonderoga)
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Grand Lacs (Hindua province only)
  • Illinois (all provinces except Duluth and Oskosh)
  • Kansas
  • Louisiane
  • Maine (Connecticut, Massachussetts, and Sebago only)
  • Nevada (all provinces except Arizona, Canyon, and Salton)
  • Ohio
  • Texas

France has two options. Option B is Offer for 1000 ducats, and option B is Offer them nothing. Either option increases French Stability by 1. The first option triggers the American event The Louisiana Purchase. The two options each trigger a French event.

The United States bought the Louisiana Territory

This happens if the United States chose the first option (Accept Offer) in their event The Louisiana Purchase. This causes France to cede all of the Louisiana Purchase provinces to the United States, gaining 2 Stability and 1000 Ducats in return. This also improves Relations with the United States by 100.

The United States declined the offer of Louisiana

This event happens if the United States chose the second option (Decline Offer) in their event The Louisiana Purchase.This has the effect of reducing Relations with the United States by 100.

Diplomatic Events Edit

This section details events affecting France's relations with other countries. In the description of some of these events we have grouped together some states within the Holy Roman Empire as "Protestant Princes". These countries are are Hanover, Hessen, The Palatinat, Saxony, and Wurzburg, regardless of their actual religion.

The League of Cambrai

This event is triggered by the existence of Venice at any point between 1st October 1500 and 1st May 1512. It happens up to 3000 days (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, option C is Express Hostility.

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

The League of Schmalkalden

This event is triggered if Austria exists, and France is either Protestant or Reformed at any point between 1st January 1527 and 1st January 1529. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger. There are two options. Option A is Give it your support, option B is Ignore it

Effect­ Support­ Ignore
Relations (Protestant Princes) +50 -50
Relations (Brandenburg, Kleves) +50 -
Relations (Papal States) - +50
Relations (Spain) -100 +50
Relations (Austria) -150 +50

The Catholic League

This event happens if France is Catholic or Counter-Reform Catholic between 1st January 1607 and 1st January 1609. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger. There are two options. Option A is Prepare to Join, option B is Stay Neutral.

Effect Join Neutral
Relations (Austria) +100 -100
Relations (Papal States) +150 -
Relations (Spain) +100 -
Relations (Bavaria, Cologne) +100 -50
Relations (kleves) +50 -50
Relations (Holstein) -150 -
Relations (Protestant princes, Brandenburg) -150 +50

The Evangelic Union

This event happens if France is Protestant or Reformed at any point between 1st January 1605 and 1st January 1609. The event happens up to 30 days after the trigger. There are two options, option A is Prepare to Join, option B is Stay Neutral

Effect Join Neutral
Relations (Protestant Princes, Brandenburg) +150 -100
Relations (Holstein) +150 -
Relations (kleves) +100 -
Relations (Bavaria, Cologne) +50 -
Relations (Spain) -100 -
Relations (Papal States) -100 +50
Relations (Austria) - -150

The Holy League

This events happens if the event The Holy League has happened for the Papal States and if the Ottoman Empire exists at any point between 1st January 1568 and 1st January 1571. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger. The Papal States event requires the Ottomans to exist between 1st January 1565 and 1st January 1568.

There are two options. Option A is Support the Holy League, and option B is Let the matter fall. The effects are as follows (the Holy League members are The Knights, Naples, the Papal States, Savoy, Spain, Tuscany, and Venice.

Effect Support Let it fall
Relations (Ottoman Empire) -150

Casus belli (72 months)

+50
Relations (Holy League) +150 -50

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

These two events are triggered by the different options in the Spanish event The Succession of Carlos II in Spain on 1st November 1700. If the Habsburgs inherit, France has two options - No it ours and We must accept the will of poor Carlos

stability increases by 3 if the Bourbons inherit, or France objects to a Habsburg inheritance. If France accepts a Habsburg inheritance, it decreases by 3.

If the Bourbons inherit the Spanish throne, France gains an alliance with Spain. If the Habsburgs inherit it, then France gains a casus belli against both Spain and Austria for 36 months (3 years).

These events also affect the following relations:

Country Bourbon No it ours Accept it
Spain +150 -150 +150
Austria -150 -150 +150
England -150 +100 +150
Netherlands -150 +100 +150

The Polish Succession of 1733

This event is triggered if Poland selects the first of two options (Friedrich Augustus Wettin) in their event The Polish Succession of 1733. The Polish event happens on 30th January 1733, as long as Poland did not select the third option (Jakub Sobieski) in their event The Polish Succession of 1697.

If this event happens, France has two options. Option A is Risk Local War for the Kingdom, and option B is Risk Major War for the Kingdom.

Both options give France a 24 month (2 year) casus belli against Austria, Saxony, and Russia. The second option gives France an alliance with Sweden, and triggers an event for Sweden. Other effects are as follows:

Local War

Major War

De Broglie

This event happens up to 10 days after 1st January 1740. If France does not exist on this date but is later recreated it can happen as late as 1st January 1760.

The event has two options. Option A is Let him become our Spymaster!, option B is No I do not trust him!.

The first option gives France a royal marriage with six random countries, reduces relations with both Austria and England by 100, costs 200 ducats, and reduces stability by 1.

The second option reduces France's innovative slider by 1.

The Effects of the Pragmatic Sanction

This event happens up to ten days after 1st January 1741. If France does not exist, but is recreated before 1st August 1741, the event can still be triggered up to that point. There are three options. Option A is Anti-Habsburg, option B is Neutral, and option C is Pro-Habsburg

Effect Pro Neutral Anti
Stability -1 +1 -3
Relations (Austria) -150,

casus belli (36 months)

+100 +150
Relations (England) -100 -50,

casus belli (12 months)

+150
Relations (Netherlands) -100 -50 +100
Relations (Russia) -100 +100 +50
Relations (Hannover) -50 -50 +150
Relations (Hessen) -50 +50 +150
Relations (Genoa) +50 - -
Relations (Bavaria, Prussia, Saxony) +150 -50 -150

Domestic Events Edit

These are events that only affect France's internal affairs, and which don't fit under any other category.

Jacques Coer's Economic Reforms

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1438. If France does not exist at this point but is then recreated it can happen up until 1st January 1443. There are three options. Option A is Financial Reform, option B is Tax Reform, option C is Tax and Financial Reform. All three options in crease Stability by 1. Other effects are as follows:

Financial Reform only

Tax Reform only

'Tax and Financial Reform

The Birth of a Permanent Taxation System

This happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1438. If France does not exist at this point, but is later recreated, it can happen up until 1st January 1442. There are two options. Option A is Issue it. Option B is Let it be. The first option increases the province tax by 1 in 5 random provinces, and increases the revolt risk by 2 for 60 months (5 years).

The two options also have the following effects:

Effect Issue it Let it be
Centralization +1 -1
Aristocracy -1 +1
Serfdom -1 +1
Stability -1 +2

The Creation of the First Permanent Army

This happens up to 60 days after 1st January 1438. If France does not exist at this point, but is later recreated, it can happen up until 1st January 1449. There are two options. Option A is We need a Permanent Force!. Option B is We can safely rely on the Nobles!.

The first option increases the revolt risk by 2 for 60 months (5 years). Both options create new troops, all of which appear in the French capital.

The two options have the following effects:

Effect Permanent Force Nobles
Aristocracy -1 +1
Serfdom -1 +1
Offensive -2 +2
Quality +1 -1
Stability -1 +1
Land Tech +500 -
Infantry +5000 +1000
Cavalry +1000 +5000
Artillery +3 -

The State take control of the Guilds

This event happens within 60 days of the 1st January 1496. If France doesn't exist on that date, the event can happen as late as 1st January 1499. There are three options. Option A is Take Control of the Guilds, option B is Do not mess with the Guilds, and option C is Give more control to the Guilds.

The options have the following effects:

Effect Take control Do not mess Give control
Treasury +100 +200 +300
Stability -1 - +1
Centralization +1 - -
Aristocracy - +1 +1
Serfdom - - +1

Revolt in France

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1619. If France does not exist on that date but is then recreated it can happen as late as 1st January 1621.

There are two options. Option A is Treat the Noble Rebels with Dignity. Option B is Kill them and expropriate their land.

In both cases, France suffers revolts in four random provinces (2 are “religious revolts”). The second option gives +3 revolt risk for 48 months (4 years), incrfeases the province tax by 2 in two random provinces, and adds 200 to the treasury.

In addition, the options have the following effects:

Effect Dignity Kill them
Stability +2 -1
Centralization -1 +1
Aristocracy +1 -
Innovative - -1

The Fronde in France

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1647. If France does not exist on that date but is later recreated it can happen as late as 1st January 1649.

There are three options. Option A is Crush the Parliament, option B is Crush the Parliament but appease the Nobles, option C is Appoint the Prince of Condé as Regent.

The options have the following effects (revolt risk lasts for 60 months/5 years):

Effect Crush Appease Regent
Stability -2 -1 +1
Revolt risk +3 +2 +1
Centralization +2 +1 -
Innovative -2 -2 -
Aristocracy - +1 +3
Serfdom - - +2

In addition, the Regent option reduces the monarch’s Administration ability by 2 for 120 months (10 years).

Académie Francaise

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1630. If France doesn’t exist on this date but is then recreated, it can happen as late as 1st January 1640.

The event has two optons. Option A is Yes we want it!, and option B is No its to expensive!

The first option adds 500 each to land technology, lnaval technology, trade technology, and linfrastructure. It also gives France 500 ducats, +1 stability, and +1 Innovative.

The second option simply reduces Innovative by 1.

Colbert

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1660. If France doesn’t exist on this date but is then recreated, it can happen as late as 1st January 1670.

The event has three options. Option A is Build a Navy and modernize the Infrastructure, option B is Concentrate on Economic Domination, option C is Concentrate on Naval Supremacy.

The effects are as follows: Do both

Economic Focus

Naval Focus

Machault and the 5% tax

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1749. If France does not exist on that date but is then recreated, it can happen as late as 30th December 1755.

There are three options. OptionA is Introduce it, except for Nobless and Priest, optioon B is Introduce it for All, option C is Do not introduce it.

Introducing the tax gives either 1 (limited) or 2 (for all) extra province tax in five random provinces, but also increases revolt risk by either 1 (limited) or 3 (for all) for 60 months (5 years). Not introducing it costs the treasury 200 ducats.

In addition, the event has the following effects:

Effect Limited For All Don’t
Stability -1 -2 +1
Aristocracy +2 -1 +1
Serfdom +2 -2 +1
Centralization - +1 -2
Innovative - +1 -1

Turgot and the Economic Reforms

Map showing provinces affected by Turgot's economic reforms

Provinces affected by Turgot's reforms

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1773. If France does not exist on this date but is then recreated it can happen up until 30th December 1775.

There are two options. Opton A is Let him Reform, option B is Don't Let him Reform.

The first option reduces both Aristocracy and Serfdom by 1, gives France 200 ducats, and increases the province tax by 1 each in Bourgogne, Champagnel, Nivernais, and Ile de France,

The second option increases stability by 1 and reduces Innovative by 1.

Necker announce the Budget Deficiet

This event happens if France is at war with England at any point between 1st January 1775 and 30th December 1781. The event happens up to 30 days after the trigger.

There are two options. Option A is Remove him and install Calonne, option B is Encourage his excellent work.

The two options have the following effects:

Effect Remove Encourage
Stability +1 -1
Relations (England -100 -100
Aristocracy +3 +1
Innovative -1 +1

The Eden Agreement

This event happens if England exists and is at war with France at any point between 1st January 1786 and 30th December 1787. There are two options. Option A is Sign it and option B is 'Refuse to sign it.

The first option reduces the province tax in four random provinces by 4. The other effects are as follows:

Effect Sign Don't sign
Stability -1 -1
Relations (England) +100 -100
Mercantilism -3 +3
Aristocracy -1 +1

The Palace of Versailles Edit

These two events deal with the building of the palace of Versailles.

The Commissioning of Versailles

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1674. If France doesn’t exist on this date but is then recreated, it can happen as late as 1st January 1675.

There are two options. Option A is We need it for the Glory, option B is Useless piece of..

The first option reduces stability by 1 and the treasury by 1500. The second increases stability by 1.

Versailles stand in Unearthly Glory

If France chose to build Versailles (or if The Commissioning of Versailles event did not happen), then this happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1682. If France doesn’t exist on this date but is then recreated, it can happen as late as 1st January 1683.

The effect is that France gains a fine arts manufactiry in Ile de France, 600 victory points, and 3 stability.

The Mississippi Trade Company Edit

This event chain deals with the effects of the Mississippi Trade Company on the French economy.

The Mississippi Trade Company

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1717. If France does not exist on that date, but is then recreateed, it can happen as late as 1st January 1718.

There are two options. Option A is This sounds like Easy Money! Option B is This sounds like a Fraud!

The first option increases trade technology by 1000, gives France a refinery in a random province, gives them 6 extra merchants, 200 ducats, and +1 stability.

The second option rgives France -1 innovative and -1 stability. It also prevents the two events listed below from happening.

State Bankruptcy

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1719 if Bank de France and New Financial Legislation has not happened, France’s stability is 1 or lower, and France did not choose option B in The Mississippi Trade Company. If the conditions are not met, it can happen as late as 1st Jnauray 1740.

The effects are that France loses 1000 ducats, 1000 infrastructure, and 1000 trade technology. They also experience 10 inflation, and lose 3 stability

France also loses 1 serfdom. 3 manufactories, and experiences +4 revolt risk for 60 months (5 years).

Bank de France and New Financial Legislation

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1719 if State Bankruptcy has not happened, France’s innovative slider is at 7 or higher, and France did not choose option B in The Mississippi Trade Company. If the conditions are not met, it can happen as late as 1st Jnauray 1740.

This event allows France to set the value of its loans. The options are National Loans at 500, National Loans at 200, and National Loans at 600.

All three options give France a Fine Arts Academy in a random province, increase stability by 2, and reduce both serfdom and aristocracy by 1.

In addition, each option changes France’s inflation. As per the following table:

Loan size Inflation
500 -2
200 -5
800 +3

Ministers and Advisers Edit

These events show the impact of major ministers and other advisors.

Richelieu

This event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1621. If France does not exist on this date but is then recreated, it can happen as late as 1st January 1626.

Richelieu gives France the following benefits:

Le Tellier and Louvois

This event happens up toi 30 days after 1st January 1643. If France does not exist at this point, but is recreated, it can happen as late as 1st January 1691.

It has the following effects:

Fleury

Fleury becomes prime minister up to 10 days after 1st January 1726. If France does not exist on that date but is then recreated, this can happen as late as 30th December 1726.

The effects are that France gains fine arts academies in two random provinces, their monarch gains 4 to his diplomacy ability and 2 each to administration and military for 240 months (20 years), and France gains 2 stability.

Flavor Events Edit

These events, kept in a separate file, highlight some of France's more notable cultural achievements. They have relatively little effect on the game.

Descartes

This event happens on 1st January 1637. It increases France's Innovative value by 1.

Vauban

This event happens on 1st January 1681. It increases France's land technology research by 250, and France gains 1 level of fortifications in 4 random provinces.

Voltaire publishes 'Lettres Philosophiques'.

This event happens on 1st January 1732. It increases France's Innovative value by 1, and increases their revolt risk by 1.

Montesuieu publishes 'The Spirit of Laws'.

This event happens on 1st January 1750. It decreases France's Aristocracy value by 1, and increases its infrastructure research by 250.

Rousseau publishes 'The Social Contract'.

This event happens on 1st January 1762. It reduces France's Serfdom value by 1.

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