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For tips and tricks on how to complete an achievement, see the achievements category.

EU4 has 345 different achievements, all using the Steam achievements mechanics. Achievements have no in-game effects; the achievement just pops up in-game and then added to the player's Steam profile. It is possible to see the achievements sorted by the percentage of users that managed to complete each achievement by going to the game's global achievements at Steam (for more precise numbers one can use the Steam web API).

The difficulty of each achievement varies; some achievements are very easy (e.g. signing a royal marriage with another country), while some are extremely difficult (e.g. taking all of Asia's grassland as Kale before the age of absolutism). The below list groups the various achievements by a difficulty level as assessed by the wiki editors (uncategorized - UC - achievements haven't been assessed yet).

Achievements, for the most part, can only be gained in single-player Ironman games, on normal or higher difficulty, with historical nations started at 11 November 1444. Since patch 1.30 limited country forming (aka endgame tags) must also be active. Some achievements will require that you play as a released nation. Some achievements can also be earned while playing a custom nation. Four do not require the 1444 start date. All of this is noted in the table.

Achievements can be earned while playing older versions of the game (1.6 and above) as long as the given achievement was present in that version. E.g., Azur semé de lis or can be earned in 1.11, but Big Blue Blob cannot, since it was only added in 1.12.

List of achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement
This column shows the icon, name (optional with a link to a guide) and the description of the achievement.
Starting conditions
This column contains the conditions which have to be fulfilled at the start of the campaign.
Completion requirements
This column lists the conditions which will award the achievement if they are fulfilled in a campaign which already fulfilled the “starting conditions” at the start of the campaign. Note that the in-game logic for showing an achievement in the list sometimes erroneously contains an extra "Playing as <tag>" and as such some achievements which are still possible may be hidden from the player upon forming another nation (eg. "Eat your greens", "Basque in Glory", "An Unlikely Candidate" etc.). Fulfilling the requirements will un-hide the achievement.
Notes
This column lists helpful short tips/strategies.
EU4
This column denotes achievements which can't be completed without the use of DLC mechanics (currently 101 out of 345). The Nation designer.png icon means it can also be achieved with custom nations; those without this icon can't be achieved if any custom nations exist, even if played by AI (The exception is The Ostenders which allows a custom nation on the map, but doesn't allow playing as that nation, because the player has to start as Flag of Austria Austria).
Ver
This column indicates in which version of the game a certain achievement was added. Achievements cannot be earned prior to the version they were added in (and no lower than 1.6).
DI
This column contains a difficulty index assigned by wiki editors. VE = Very Easy, E = Easy, M = Medium, H = Hard, VH = Very Hard, I = Insane, UC = Uncategorized.
Achievement Starting conditions Completion requirements Notes EU4 Ver DI
A Golden Empire icon
A Golden Empire
Enact a Golden Age as an Empire.
The golden era can be started on the first day of the next month after completing 3 objectives. Easily done as Flag of Ming Ming. You begin as an empire, already have a 30-development capital, and have more than five centres of trade at the beginning, you just need to release five vassals and you can begin your golden era.
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1.20 VE
A Protected Market icon
Have 100% Mercantilism.
Mercantilism.png Have 100% mercantilism Easy to do as Flag of Aragon Aragon within 1-2 years. Move Aragon's capital (or main trade city) out of the Valencia trade node. Send a merchant to collect trade in Valencia. Then grant the Burghers the 'Exclusive Trade Rights' privilege, that grants 3.00 immediate mercantilism. Without unpausing, recall your merchant from Valencia. Unpause, and the privilege will be revoked due to there not being a trade node that you own 3 centers of trade, and are collecting in. The player can then send the merchant to Valencia again, give the privilege and recall the merchant. Repeat this process until 100% mercantilism is reached. Alternatively, this process can be done with any nation that has 3 centers of trade in any trade node and at least one province in a node that the nation does not own 3 centers of trade.

Some nations this method can be applied to at the 1444 start date include Flag of Castile Castile,Flag of England England, Flag of Tunis Tunis, Flag of Poland Poland, Flag of Ming Ming and Flag of Vijayanagar Vijayanagar.

1.6 VE
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AAA Credit
As a Great Power, take on over 1,000 ducats of another nation's debt.
  • Great power.png Is a Great power
  • Yes Has taken on 1000 ducats of another country's debt.
Must be done in a single action.
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1.18 VE
All That's Thine Shall Be Mine icon
All That's Thine Shall Be Mine
As a Greedy ruler, take all of a nation's ducats in a peace deal.
Gold Icon.png Took all of an enemy nation's ducats in a peace deal, during the reign of a Greedy.png Greedy Ruler. Can be achieved without being the warleader by having a Greedy ruler and the warleader taking all of a nation's Gold Icon.png ducats in a peace deal. The Rulers of Flag of Amago Amago, Flag of Cleves Cleves, Flag of Cologne Cologne, Flag of Hatakeyama Hatakeyama, Flag of Isshiki Isshiki, Flag of Khandesh Khandesh, Flag of Lüneburg Lüneburg and Flag of Otomo Otomo are greedy at the start of the game.
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1.18 VE
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Cold War
Win a war without fighting a single battle.
Yes Won one war without fighting a single battle. Start as a neighbor of an OPM. Go to a total war with them and sign peace (break their alliances if needed and take all their money). Soon after declare another war (breaking the truce) and capture their undefended capital. Naval battles do not prevent the achievement. 1.1 VE
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Combined Arms
Have both an Admiral and a General with a trait.
Time Icon.png No restriction of the start date
  • Admiral.png Have an Admiral with a trait
  • General.png Have a General with a trait
  • Conquistadors and explorers do not count.
  • Leaders gain traits at the end of battles with a chance based on the military tradition gain from that battle, which is based (in part) on the number of losses inflicted on the enemy. The Flag of Ottomans Ottomans and Flag of France France start with a general with a trait in 1444.
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1.18 VE
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Cowardly Tactics
Have a fort and a supply depot in a mountainous province producing livestock.
Yes Own and control a livestock-producing mountain province with a fort building and a supply depot Easily done as Flag of Mamluks Mamluks or the Flag of Three Leagues Three Leagues, who start with a fort on a livestock producing mountain province and 10% army professionalism.
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1.23 VE
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Czechs and Balances
Starting as Bohemia, grant at least two privileges to each estate while having at least 50% Crown Land.
  • at least two privileges are currently granted to the Clergy.png clergy
  • at least two privileges are currently granted to the Burghers.png burghers
  • at least two privileges are currently granted to the Nobility.png nobility
  • Land owned by the crown is at least 50%

This can be done easily by starting as Bohemia and then releasing Moravia as a vassal and selecting the option to play as the released vassal. Afterwards, you'll have more than 80% Crown Land and now you can give 2 privileges to each estate. Several of the privileges do not affect the size of the Crown Land which makes it easy to stay above 50%. This achievement can be combined with the Great Moravia achievement.

1.30 VE
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Defender of the Faith
Become Defender of the Faith.
No Is not defender of the faith Become Defender of the Faith.png Is defender of the faith Can be done immediately as Flag of Ottomans Ottomans, just take out a few loans and claim the title. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
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Double the Love
Start with no unions and get two at the same time.
No Has no personal unions Personal union.png Have 2 or more personal unions This does not mean inheriting two personal unions simultaneously, only that a country starting with no personal unions eventually holds two at the same time. Flag of Brandenburg Brandenburg gains a union over AI Flag of Ansbach Ansbach by event when their starting heir succeeds to the throne, inheriting Ansbach's own union over Flag of Bayreuth Bayreuth. Flag of Muscovy Muscovy can claim the thrones of Flag of Tver Tver and Flag of Ryazan Ryazan. Flag of Castile Castile can get a union over Flag of Aragon Aragon and Flag of Naples Naples if the iberian wedding occurs whilst Aragon maintained their union with Naples or got a union over Flag of Navarra Navarra from the event The Death of King Alfonso. Flag of Castile Castile can also get a Restoration of Union CB against Flag of Portugal Portugal from their missions. Flag of Poland Poland and Flag of Austria Austria can get Restoration of Union CBs through events or missions. 1.3 VE
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Factionalism
Have 3 different estates in your country with at least 70% influence each.
Estate influence Have 3 estates with 70% influence Easily done as Flag of France France by giving all provinces to estates at start and pushing all the interaction buttons. 1.14 VE
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For the Glory
Diplo-annex a vassal.
Yes Have diplomatically annexed a vassal. Start as Flag of Ayutthaya Ayutthaya, then annex either of their vassals after 10 years. Also easy with Flag of Denmark Denmark which can annex its vassal Flag of Holstein Holstein. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
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Foul Mouthed
Scornfully insult 10 nations that border you.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
  • Yes At least 10 neighbouring countries have the “Scornfully Insulted” opinion modifier towards you
The 10 countries must all have the opinion modifier at the same time. Flag of Lithuania Lithuania borders 11 nations at the start of game. Very easy in 1.32. Keep giving the burgers the Patronage of the Arts privilege then revoke it and give it again. Giving it three times puts you over 50 prestige. Then scornfully insult 10 of Lithuania's 11 neighbours.
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1.26 VE
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Full House
Have 3 Vassals and 2 Marches at the same time.
  • Vassal.png Have 3 vassals
  • March icon.png Have 2 marches
Can be done immediately as Flag of France France, Flag of Muscovy Muscovy, Flag of Timurids Timurids. They start with 5 vassals in 1444, designate 2 as marches. Art of War.png 1.12 VE
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Gentle Persuasion
Have a Siege Specialist general win a siege in a province with a fort.
Time Icon.png No restriction of the start date General.png Won a siege against a fort using a General with the Siege Specialist trait. Easily done as Flag of France France as they begin with a siege specialist general.
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1.18 VE
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Imposter Syndrome
As Sus, have three countries hostile to you (less than 0 opinion) after they discovered your spy.
Yes Playing as Flag of Sus Sus
  • Yes Is Flag of Sus Sus
  • Three countries fulfill the following conditions:
    • Opinion.png have a negative of this country
    • Covert action relation impact have the opinion modifier “Did Covert Actions” towards this country

Being a subject of Morocco does not prevent you from spying on other countries and independence is therefore not required. One simply needs to use their two diplomats to build spy network in any country. There is a ~85% chance three nations will discover your spies within the first ten years. If your relations with them are still positive, insult them.

1.32 VE
Isn't this the way to India? icon
Isn't this the way to India?
Discover the Americas as Castile or Spain.
Explorer Has discovered North America and South America Remove the terra incognita of 1 province in the continent of South America and 1 province in the continent of North America. 1.1 VE
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It's all about the money
Accumulate 3000 gold.
Gold Icon.png Have 3,000 ducats in the treasury Easily done as a big nation by taking loans until reaching the target. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
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Liberty or Death
Start as USA in 1776 bookmark and own all your cores while being at peace.
Can be done easily by signing a peace treaty and accepting any demands. Then revoke all the cores of the provinces given away. The last step requires the Art of War DLC. 1.3 VE
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Krabater
Form the nation of Croatia and station a unit of cavalry in Stockholm.
Flag of Croatia Croatia doesn't have to be formed for the achievement. All you have to do to get this achievement is to start as Croatia, ask for military access from Sweden, load your starting cavalry regiment onto a transport, then sail up next to Stockholm and move your cavalry onto it. 1.9 VE
Marshy March icon
Marshy March
Have a march with at least two marsh provinces.
March icon.png Have a march with at least two marsh provinces Easily done as Flag of Mushasha Mushasha, simply release Flag of Basra Basra and make them a march. Art of War.png 1.8 VE
Narcissism icon
Narcissism
Name a general after yourself and lead your army to victory.
Either
  • Yes An army is led by a general with the player's Steam name
  • Yes Win a battle with a general with the player's Steam name

or

  • General.png Has a leader named after one of the following VIPs - “DDRJake”, “Duplo”, “neondt”, “StarNaN”, “The French Paradox”, “Bus”, “Groogy”, “mikesc”, “PDJR_Alastorn”, “Ofaloaf”, “Caligula Caesar”, “Imse”, “KaiserJohan” or “Hawky”.
Is only visible with the Cradle of Civilization.png Cradle of Civilization, but can be completed without that DLC by editing the player's Steam name to match the name of a general. Or by creating a custom nation with a monarch with the exact name as the player's Steam name and make him a general and win a battle with him. Or by using “Caligula” as the first name and “Caesar” as the dynasty of a ruler in a custom nation.
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1.23 VE
Not so sad a state... icon
Not so sad a state...
As Portugal, have a colony in Brazil and in Africa.
Colonists.png Have an unfinished colony in both Brazil and in the continent of Africa Establish two colonies in Brazil and in Africa. Keep in mind the colonies need to be established, not finished, so this can be done extremely quickly after unlocking the first two exploration ideas. The name is a reference to a since deleted thread announcing the cancellation of the EU3 spin-off game "Magna Mundi", which was being developed by a Portuguese company. 1.1 VE
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Populists in Government
Switch government type through government reforms.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
Yes Has switched government type via a government reform Fastest as a tribal nation, as only 5 reforms are needed to change government type. Nation designer.png 1.26 VE
Pyramid of Skulls icon
Pyramid of Skulls
As a Steppe Horde, raze a province with at least 30 development.
Tab domestic government.png Government type is Government native.png Steppe Nomads
  • Government native.png Is steppe nomad
  • Yes Razed a province of at least 30 development.
The eligible provinces in 1444 are Nanjing (33), Beijing (31) and Constantinople after Ottoman conquest (34), although it is much easier to conquer a good province from a minor, develop it to 30, give it back, conquer again and finally raze it. The easiest way is to start as Flag of Uzbek Uzbek, increase development in Qaraqalpak(440), release Flag of Khiva Khiva as vassal (one province), declare war and conquer the province. This can even be done without a war by giving a 30 dev province to a vassal an then seizing it. Flag of Uzbek Uzbek can use Kypshak(476) for this, because it start with 18 dev and then give it to Flag of Sibir Sibir, because they are easy to keep loyal. The Cossacks.png 1.14 VE
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Queen of Conquest
Conquer land while in a Queen Regency.
  • Yes Have a consort regency with a female consort
  • Province icon.png Conquered land
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Seriously?!
Kill 10,000 men in one battle.
Yes Have killed 10 000 men in one battle. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
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Subsidize my Love
Subsidize 3 different allies at least 50% of their monthly income without running a deficit.
  • No Does not have negative monthly income
  • Yes Have 3 allies that are subsidized at least 50%.
The subsidies also count as income, so the subsidies have to be as high as the total income before the subsidies. The total income can be seen in the Income Comparison page in the ledger. The Country page doesn't show all income sources.

Easily done as Flag of England England with the Irish minors or as Flag of Austria Austria with HRE OPMs.

1.12 VE
Tear Down This Wall icon
Tear Down This Wall
Use artillery Barrage on Berlin.
Yes Has used artillery barrage on Berlin. As Brandenburg, wait until you have military technology 7. Recruit at least 3 units of artillery, mothball the fort of Berlin then tank your legitimacy by dishineriting heirs and abdicating. Pretender rebels will siege it down, you can then attack and barrage it.
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1.20 VE
That is mine! icon
That is mine!
Conquer a province.
Yes Have conquered one new province. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
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That's a Grand Army
Build up your army to your country's maximum army forcelimit.
No Army size isn't 99% of maximum force limit Land forcelimit.png Have an army size that is 99% of maximum force limit This achievement is not awarded if the player plays a nation that already is at or is over its maximum force limit. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
That's a Grand Navy icon
That's a Grand Navy
Build up your navy to your country's maximum navy forcelimit.
No Navy size isn't 99% of maximum force limit Naval force limit modifier.png Have a navy size that is 99% of maximum force limit Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
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The Continuation of Diplomacy
Successfully use Threaten War to gain a province from another nation.
Yes Have acquired a province through threatening war. Easily done as Flag of Ming Ming after fabricating a claim on either Flag of Kham Kham or Flag of Korchin Korchin. The Cossacks.png 1.14 VE
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The Six Nations
Form a Federation of at least six nations as the Iroquois.
Primary culture.png Primary culture is Iroquois Easily done as Flag of Onondaga Onondaga by inviting 2 nations to your federation on day one. Conquest of Paradise.png 1.12 VE
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This is My Faith
Convert to Protestantism and unlock 3 Aspects of Faith.
Bohemia, the nations in the British Isles and those in Scandinavia start in a great position for this achievement. Common Sense.png 1.12 VE
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Three Trivial Tributary Tribes
Have 3 Tribal States as Tributaries.
Yes Religious group is Eastern or government type is Government native.png Steppe Nomads. Yes Has 3 Tributary States with government type tribal or native Easily done as Flag of Ming Ming at the start of the campaign. Simply loading up an Ironman campaign of Ming will immediately grant the achivement, as they meet the requirements on 11 November 1444. The possible first government reforms include, but are not limited to: Steppe Nomads, Tribal Despotism, Tribal Monarchy, Tribal Federation, Tribal Democracy, and Siberian Clan Council. The government type mapmode can be used to identify countries of the correct government type. Mandate of Heaven.png 1.20 VE
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Time Bandit
Successfully steal a map from another nation.
Yes Stole a map from another country.
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1.16 VE
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True Catholic
Control three Cardinals.
No Have less than 2 controlled cardinals Cardinal icon.png Have 3 or more controlled cardinals The achievement only triggers if the number of player controlled cardinals is greater than or equal to (≥) 3. If the player starts with 2 or more cardinals the achievement will not be awarded. Easily done as Spain. Can be done immediately by starting as the Papal States and bribing 3 cardinals into your lands. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
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Truly Divine Ruler
Get a 5/5/5 Ruler.
All power costs.png Starting ruler has less than 5 skill in any category All power costs.png Have a ruler that has at least 5 skill in every category Easiest way to obtain this achievement is starting with Flag of Poland Poland and appoint a local noble ruler for the event. In contrary to the achievement text getting a better ruler than 5/5/5 also counts.

Alternatively, start as a republic and re-elect 4 times.

1.1 VE
Until death do us apart icon
Until death do us apart
Secure a Royal Marriage with another country.
No Is not in a royal marriage Royalmarriage.png Have a royal marriage Note that it won't trigger if the player already has one or more royal marriages at game start. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
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Victorious!
Win a war.
Yes Has won a war. Win a war as the main participant. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
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A Pile of Gold
Own 10 provinces which produce gold.
Gold Own 10 Gold provinces In 1444, the Niger region has 3, the South Africa and East Africa regions have 5, the Peru and Upper Peru regions have 6, and the Mexico region has 10, so it is easiest as a nation like Aztec. Does not require provinces to be cored. Provinces owned by colonial nations do not count (playing as released colonial nation counts to achieve pile of gold).
All pre-determined gold provinces
1.6 E
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Absolutely
Gain 100 Absolutism.
Absolutism.png Have 100 absolutism Nation designer.png 1.20 E
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Start as Mali and have 4 Colonial Subjects in South America.
Yes Playing as Flag of Mali Mali Subject colony icon.png Have 4 colonial nations based in the continent of South America All 4 colonies must have their capital on the South American continent.

Colonial Columbia is partially in South America and North America and colonizing the NA lands may result in their capital being in NA

1.18 E
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Own 200 provinces.
Province icon.png Own 200 provinces.

Easiest to do as Flag of Ming Ming.

1.1 E
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All belongs to Mother Russia
Start as a country of Russian culture and form Russia.
Primary culture.png Primary culture is either Muscovite, Ryazanian or Novgorodian Yes Is Flag of Russia Russia Easiest to do as Flag of Muscovy Muscovy. 1.1 E
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An Industrial Evolution
As Great Britain, own all of England as core provinces and have at least 25 development in each province there.
  • No Not as a released vassal.
  • Yes Is Flag of Great Britain Great Britain
  • Yes Own and have cores on the London, East Midlands, West Midlands, East Anglia, Wessex, and Yorkshire areas with each province having at least 25 development. (The Northern England area is not needed)
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1.12 E
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Own one province on each continent.
No Not using a random New World. Province icon.png Own a province in each of the 6 continents. The continents are: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Oceania. Most easily done as Flag of Spain Spain or Flag of Portugal Portugal, as they can colonize faster. 1.1 E
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Azur semé de lis or
Get all the French Cores as France.
Yes Playing as Flag of France France Province icon.png All cored provinces are owned by Flag of France France
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Aside from reconquest, can also be done by revoking the cores from non-owned provinces. 1.1 E
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Baa Baa Black Sheep
As Qara Qoyunlu become the leading producer of wool.
Yes Playing as Flag of Qara Qoyunlu Qara Qoyunlu Wool.png Be production leader of wool You start with 5 wool-producing provinces. Focus solely on accumulating diplomatic points to develop them. Can be done before 1450.

Alternatively, annexing Flag of Bitlis Bitlis with 3 additional provinces will reduce the amount of developing needed (note that annexation can start as early as 1445 in this case). Annexing neighbouring OPM Flag of Hisn Kayfa Hisn Kayfa also helps, as they produce wool.

1.18 E
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Have at least 21 different subjects with 5 cities each and without any subject having 50% or more Liberty Desire. Trade Companies do not count.
Yes Has 21 different subjects with more than 5 cities and less than 50% Liberty desire.png liberty desire Can be easily achieved with Tributary states as the Chinese Emperor with the Mandate of Heaven DLC or Flag of Ashikaga Ashikaga with its daimyos.

Can also be achieved by conquering swathes of low-development land and releasing client states.

1.12 E
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Blockader
Blockade at least 10 ports of one enemy.
Combat blockade.png Blockade at least 10 enemy ports at the same time. Easily done as the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans with the Flag of Mamluks Mamluks at the start of the campaign. 1.10 E
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Blood for the Sky God!
As a Tengri nation, have Nahuatl as your syncretic faith.
  • Tengri Is Tengri
  • Yes Syncretic faith is Nahuatl.png Nahuatl
Start as a Jurchen tribe and choose Idea bonus.png Exploration ideas first. Conquer Eastern Siberia for colonial range to North America and colony-hop to Mesoamerica. Do not form Flag of Qing Qing. The Cossacks.png 1.14 E
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Bright Spark
Have 50 Innovativeness.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
  • Institutions.png Have 50 Innovativeness
Starting as Florence, only focus on technology and doctrines, accept all events that give innovativeness and always choose the same leader during election, can be done before 1550.
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1.25 E
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Brothers in Arms
Win a war as a secondary participant.
Yes Won a war without being the war leader. 1.1 E
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Center of Attention
Own both a Protestant and a Reformed Center of Reformation.
A random event creates the first Center of Reformation for each denomination. After that, the next two nations in Europe to convert have a random province designated as a Center of Reformation. Alternatively be on the first two to convert to Protestantism, and when you have a new monarch and Reformed has spawned, convert to Reformed. 1.8 E
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Chop Chop
With only one Monarch, have six different Consorts.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
  • Royalmarriage.png Have six different consorts
As an Anglican nation, (a)Divorce Consort every 100 church power, then wait for a new consort; (b)royal marriage with another nation or (c) press "Marry a local Noblewoman" button in religious panel. Cycle through the options five times. Kill the heir if necessary. Easily doable if the ruler is young.
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1.25 E
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Cities of Cibola
As a Nation that has Pueblo as primary culture, own at least 7 provinces with 10 development each.
Primary culture.png Primary culture is Pueblo Development.png Own 7 provinces with at least 10 development each Easily achieved by declaring no-CB wars on adjacent starting nations and manually developing provinces. You can get three development in your capital with the Expand Nation mission after increasing the development of your country by 50. 1.18 E
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City of Cities
Own a core province with at least 60 development.
Yes Own and have core a city with at least 60 development Easiest to do as the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans with Constantinople. 1.12 E
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Colonial Management
Have 3 colonial governors that were directly appointed by you at the same time.
Yes Appoint 3 colonial governors holding office in your colonies at the same time “Replace Governor” is a subject action you may perform on your crown colonies. Common Sense.png 1.12 E
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David the Builder
As Imereti, form Georgia and have no free building slots.
Yes Playing as Flag of Imereti Imereti
  • Yes Is Flag of Georgia Georgia
  • No No owned provinces have a free building slot
Can be done by filling the capital with buildings and then giving all other provinces to vassals. 1.23 E
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Die Please Die
Have a ruler with 1 or lower in all three categories who is over the age of 70.
  • No Is not in a regency
  • Yes Have a ruler that:
    • All power costs.png Has less than 2 in every Monarch power
    • Yes Has reached the age of 70 years
Flag of Mali Mali's ruler is eligible. Flag of Castile Castile's starting heir is eligible. Very easy in 1.22 or earlier with Flag of Timurids Timurids' 67 year old ruler. Flag of Karaman Karaman starts out with 1/0/0 leader and 0/0/1 heir that can also work. 1.8 E
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Starting as Dai Viet, have 10 nations follow the Mahayana Faith by 1500.
Yes Playing as Flag of Dai Viet Dai Viet
  • Yes The year is before 1500
  • Mahayana.png at least 10 nations follow the Mahayana faith
  • Note that the player's country itself does count.
  • Flag of Pahang Pahang and Flag of Pangasinan Pangasinan already start as Mahayana and Flag of Dai Viet Dai Viet itself also counts, effectively bringing down the requirement to 7, and the Philippine islands are an excellent place to start forcing conversions.
1.20 E
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Down Under
Have a colony in Australia.
Colonists.png Have a colony in Australia. Easily done as one of the nations located in proximity to the region. Establish a colony on any province of the Australian coastline (no need to finish the colony). Taking someone's colony in Australia when signing peace won't earn the achievement. 1.1 E
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Dude, Where's my Boat?
Capture 20 boats with the Boarding Naval Doctrine.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
  • Galley.png Capture 20 boats
  • Ship Boarding.png Have the Boarding naval doctrine
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Early-Modern Warfare
Have 100 regiments at 100% Army Drill.
Yes Have 100 regiments at 100% Army Drill Easy as Flag of Ming Ming; just go slightly over force limit and drill for ten years.
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Become an elector in the HRE as a country which does not start as elector.
No Does not start as an elector of the Holy Roman Empire
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Yes Become an elector of the Holy Roman Empire
Easily done by annexing an elector (e.g. Flag of Mainz Mainz) while having good relations with the Emperor. Other possibility is to inherit an elector, e.g. as Austria if you inherit Bohemia (not integrate) the electorate will pass to you. The Hungarian missions can do this too (PU over Bohemia and a mission for integrate the HRE and becoming an elector) 1.6 E
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Forgive me, for I have Sindh
Become Christian as Sindh.
Yes Playing as Flag of Sindh Sindh
  • Yes Is Flag of Sindh Sindh
  • Catholicism Religion is in Christian group
The island Suqutra is the nearest Christian province and can be easily conquered. Normally the owner Flag of Mahra Mahra will ally your rival Flag of Baluchistan Baluchistan on which you have a reconquest casus belli. Enforce war on them and get Suqutra in the peace deal. Provoke the rebel zealots and let them enforce their demands after they converted enough provinces so that Coptic.png is the religion with the most development in your country. 1.26 E
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Four For Trade
Form four Trade Companies and get bonus merchants from all of them.
Trade value.png Control 4 strong trade companies A trade company must control at least 51% of the trade power in its node for it to be a "strong" company and give you an extra merchant. Far easier since 1.30, as trade companies can now be made in all regions not your own, including European regions. Wealth of Nations.png 1.6 E
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Become a Tier 5 Defender of the Faith as a nation that is neither Catholic nor Sunni.
No Not using a random New World
  • No religion is not Catholicism catholic
  • No religion is not Sunni Islam sunni
  • Become Defender of the Faith.png is defender of the faith of tier 5
Easiest to do as a HRE member state such as Holland. Convert to Protestantism as soon as possible. The amount of HRE minors who will convert should make minimise the amount of player involvement. If necessary, declare war on smaller European nations and use the "Force Religion" option in the peace deal. Colonial Nations also contribute to the rank of Defender of the Faith.

The achievement is hidden without the Emperor Emperor DLC, but it is possible to get the achievement without the DLC, by having 50+ nations following the faith you are defender of.

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Grand Coalition
Join a coalition of more than 5 nations.
Yes Be a part of a coalition with 6 or more members Way easier with the more aggressive AI from 1.20 onwards. Most easily acheived as Ming by cancelling the tributary status of whichever Southeast Asian state has been expanding the most. You still get the achievement for joining after the war has started, since you'll need to wait for the truce to expire. Nation designer.png 1.2 E
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Grand Duchy
Starting as a Duchy, have 1000 development without upgrading your government rank.
Yes Government rank is Duchy rank Duchy
  • Tab domestic government.png Government rank is Duchy rank Duchy
  • Development.png Has at least 1000 development
Flag of Muscovy Muscovy is the largest duchy in 1444, though Flag of Lithuania Lithuania could also work well. The most important thing is to remember not to upgrade or form a nation (like Flag of Russia Russia or Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth) that gives a higher government rank as you'll become ineligible for the achievement.

Another way to do this is to start as a duchy in the HRE. You can become the Emperor and still be eligible for the achievement. You just need to lose the emperorship, which returns you to duchy rank. This method allows you to expand with the governing capacity of an empire, which makes this achievement trivial.

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Hard Bargaining
As Defender of a Muslim Faith, propagate your religion in The Moluccas through trade to convert 5 provinces.

You are required to be Defender of the Faith when the conversion of each province finishes.

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Holiest Roman Empire
As either the Papal States or the Emperor, have the Papal States as an Elector while the HRE is officially Catholic.
No Not using a random New World You can start as Flag of Austria Austria, and full annex Flag of The Papal State The Papal State. When Flag of The Papal State The Papal State is given a province in the empire, you can grant them elector status.

Note that passing the Proclaim Erbkaisertum reform before Catholicism is the official faith of the HRE will enact the Peace of Westphalia, preventing this achievement.

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Imperio español
As Spain have Mexico, Panama, Havana, Cuzco in colonial Nations under you.
No Not using a random New World.
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Yes Is Flag of Spain Spain
  • Global settler increase.png Have colonial nations in Mexico, Panama, Havana, and Cuzco.
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In the Name of the Father
As an Orthodox country, have 100 Patriarch Authority.
Patriarch authority.png Have Patriarch Authority of 100% Constantinople and Kiev have monuments which give yearly patriarch authority 1.4 E
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It's all about luck
Win a battle against a great leader, without a leader.
Yes Defeated an enemy leader with 3 stars. Easily done as the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans attacking Flag of Albania Albania at the start of the campaign. 1.1 E
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Just a Little Patience
Play a campaign from 1444 until 1820.
Yes Is year 1820 1.3 E
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Just Resting In My Account
Corrupt the officials in a rival country
Yes Corrupted officials in a rival country.
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As Ming, have a subject from each religion group.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ming Ming No CB War against Mikhlaf in Arabia, vassalize them in the peace deal. Ally a neighbour (Yemen is a good choice), ask for maps of the horn of Africa and then establish one of the Coptic minors as a tributary. 1.9 E
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Land of Eastern Jade
Own a core province in Central America as a Buddhist country.
No Not using a random New World.
  • Yes Be Theravada.png Theravada, Vajrayana.png Vajrayana, or Mahayana.png Mahayana.
  • Province icon.png Own a core province in the region Mexico.
Contrary to the steam description of the achievement, a province in the region Mexico is necessary and not a province in the region Central America. 1.8 E
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Made in Japan
Embrace "manufactories" institution as Japan by 1655.
Culture icon.png Culture group is Japanese
  • Yes The year is before 1655
  • Yes Is Flag of Japan Japan
  • Institutions.png Has embraced the Manufactories Manufactories institution
Colonize the west coast of America as soon as possible to gain Colonialism. Do not enforce Sakoku when the option presents itself, since that will make it harder to get Global Trade. 1.20 E
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Magellan’s Voyage
Make the first circumnavigation.
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Yes Is the first to circumnavigate the World.
Colonize along the route as much as possible, or get fleet basing rights. Fully-repaired ships can be stationed along the way to join the explorer's fleet before he moves to the next sea tile. If the fleet stops to repair, ships can also be sent to augment it while it is in port. How long the AI takes to circumnavigate varies from game to game. El Dorado.png 1.10 E
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Maharana Pratap
Start as Mewar and field an army of 20 Rajput regiments.
Infantry.png Has at least 20 Rajput regiments See Rajput regiment and Special unit force limit for ways to get more Rajput regiments. Forming another country such as Rajputana does not prevent the achievement, but the formed country will still need to have access to the Rajputs.png Rajputs estate. Dharma.png 1.26 E
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Multiculturalism
Have 4 different Cultures and 4 different religions represented in your court.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
  • Advisor.png Four different religions in court
  • Culture icon.png Four different cultures in court
Spawned advisors take the culture and religion of a random held province. Easy as Flag of Ming Ming: dismiss advisors until you have one Theravada, one Animist, and one Vajrayana advisor. Release nations to increase the proportion of your provinces which have one of the remaining religions. Nation designer.png 1.23 E
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My True Friend
Go to war in support of a rebel faction and win, enforcing their demands.
Rebel support efficiency.png Help a rebel faction win a war against another country Can be completed at the same time as the Viva la Revolución! achievement. Art of War.png 1.8 E
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Networking
Have 100 point spy networks in 3 rival nations.
Yes Have 100 point spy networks in 3 rival nations Hard to get with Mare Nostrum.png enabled since AI will use Counter-espionage against rivals.

A slow but easy method involves starting as a nation with at least 3 diplomats, building the spy networks in your rival’s nations and afking until you get the achievement or annexed.

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Nobody wants to die
Own Timbuktu as Songhai
Yes Playing as Flag of Songhai Songhai Province icon.png Own and core the province of Timbuktu Can be done swiftly by declaring a no-casus belli war a month from the start of the game, before any alliances are made. Hiring a handful of mercenaries will help with the conquest, whereas hiring an administrative advisor and changing the national focus to administrative will help to core the province sooner. 1.3 E
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As Aztecs, reach 95 Doom, then go 20 years without Doom hitting 100.
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Yes Reach 95 Doom for 20 years without hitting 100 Doom. Had the flag doom_reached_95 for 20 years and do not have flag doom_reached_100
It is not required to keep doom between 95 and 100 for 20 years, but make sure you are at 95 doom at least once when a month tick happens so the countdown actually starts. Doom may drop below 95 at any time. Passing religious reforms (except the Reform Religion button, which disables doom) will also not prevent the achievement. El Dorado.png 1.10 E
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One Family to Rule them All
Have your dynasty on 8 thrones at the same time. Client states do not count.
  • Government monarchy.png Is monarchy
  • No Is not in a regency
  • Yes Have the same dynasty as 8 other non-client state nations
Can be done after passing Revoke the Privilegia (as HRE emperor), and put your dynasty on the throne whenever a vassal has a regency, through the subject interaction screen. Or just start as France and release some more vassals and give them your dynasty through the vassal interaction. For the latter way you need Common Sense.png Common Sense though. 1.12 E
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As Poland, become an absolutist monarchy, abolishing the Sejm.
Yes Playing as Flag of Poland Poland 1.7 E
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Start as England, own and have a core on Paris (do not form another country unless it's Great Britain).
Yes Playing as Flag of England England 1.1 E
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Pirate Bay of Janjira
Have more than 50% Privateering power in the Gujarat trade node.
  • Privateer efficiency.png Has at least 50% trade power from privateers in the Gujarat trade node
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Queen of Mercury
As Kilwa, own and have cores on Zanzibar and Bombay (Thana).
Yes Playing as Flag of Kilwa Kilwa
  • Yes Is Flag of Kilwa Kilwa
  • Province icon.png Own and core Zanzibar and Thana.
  • Since Kilwa starts with Zanzibar, essentially the goal is to expand to Thana on the west coast of India which is owned by Gujarat at the start of the game. If you form any nation, you will be ineligible for the achievement.
  • Much easier with the Dharma.png Dharma expansion, as you can simply charter Thana off its owner.
  • Fun fact: Freddie Mercury the former lead singer of Queen was born in Zanzibar and raised in Zanzibar and Bombay. Freddie Mercury and his family were Zoroastrian.
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Relentless Push East
Starting as a Russian nation, By 1600 own the East Siberian Coastline.
Culture icon.png Culture group is East Slavic
  • Time Icon.png Year is before 1601
  • Province icon.png Own all port provinces in the East Siberia region
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These provinces are Kamchatka, Penzhina, Kagyrgyn, Gizhiga, Tauisk, Okhotsk and Jugjur.

  • Note that it is not necessary to core the provinces. Even unfinished colonies count.
  • This achievement is pretty easy to reach as Flag of Muscovy Muscovy and you can finish it 40 to 50 years before the deadline. It is recommended to form Flag of Russia Russia and take advantage of their Siberian Frontier idea, helping idea groups like exploration and expansion will then be optional. But a colonist from these groups can be used to start colonies if the time runs out and one of the siberian ports has already been cored or fully colonized.
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Respected
Have 100 prestige, 100 legitimacy and three stability.
  • Yearly prestige.png Have 100 prestige
  • Legitimacy.png Have 100 legitimacy
  • Stability.png Have +3 stability
  • Fight battles and explore terra incognita to increase prestige;
  • Maintain positive stability, have heirs with strong claim and control the amount of royal marriages to increase legitimacy;
  • Wait for stability improving events and invest administrative points to increase stability.
  • Easy to achieve as Flag of Russia Russia. The decision Make St. Petersburg the Capital gives the player Yearly prestige.png 100 prestige, which fulfills the most difficult requirement if the player had non-negative prestige.
  • Having a level 3 advisor or higher will eventually cause an event to trigger that will let the player choose to gain Yearly prestige.png 50 prestige.
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Install a union through a succession war.
Yes Have installed a union in a succession war.
  • Win a war with the "Claim on Throne" or "Restore Union" casus belli. The former is used in succession wars. Only requires winning a war with the right CB; the peace deal does not actually need to force a union.
  • Easily done as Flag of Muscovy Muscovy against Flag of Ryazan Ryazan, or against Flag of Tver Tver with a claim on throne.
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Rozwi Empire
Starting as Butua, conquer Mutapa (Zimbabwe and Lower Zambezi areas).
Yes Playing as Flag of Butua Butua
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Easy only with Conquest of Paradise.png or El Dorado.png DLC. Starting in 1444 you can always get Kilwa (and at least one of these: Tumbuka, Maravi, Makua) to support your independence. Declare war ASAP and boost your gold production.

Without either of these DLCs, you're on your own. Save up money and build an army when Mutapa has started integrating you.

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Shemot is Not
As a Jewish nation, convert all of Egypt to Jewish while having the Jewish Community Aspect active.
  • Tolerance of the true faith.png Religion is Jewish.png Jewish
  • Yes The church aspect “Jewish Community” is active
  • Province icon.png All provinces in the Egypt region are Jewish.png Jewish
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Easiest to do as Flag of Mamluks Mamluks. Conquer Semien (and Dembiya) in Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia and immediately send a missionary with 0 maintenance to switch the rebels to Jewish Zealots (before the previous rebel type in the province has reached 30% progress). Let the rebels spawn and let them convert the country. Once Jewish has become the dominant religion, the rebel demands will also include to change the state religion. Then the demands can be accepted, but it might be beneficial to let them convert more provinces. After becoming Jewish, finish converting Egypt and choose Jewish Community as your first aspect.

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Sikh Pun
Convert to Sikhism and form the nation of Punjab.
  • No Not playing as any end-game nation
Aside from forming Punjab, releasing Punjab as a vassal and playing it and converting to Sikh is also possible. 1.26 E
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As Hormuz, have at least 10 diplomatic reputation.
Yes Playing as Flag of Hormuz Hormuz Diplomatic reputation is gained from Hormuz ideas and completing missions. Easier since 1.24 since one of Islam's taxation policies gives +1 Diplomatic reputation.

Forming other nations will prevent this achievement.

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Surfing USA
Form the USA as Hawaii.
Yes Is Flag of USA USA

It is advised to not colonise the nearby islands in your region. To form Flag of USA USA you need to move your capital to the Colonial Eastern America region, and to be able to do that you will need to move your capital. This can be done if it's the only province in a state, i,e, Hawaii. Consider releasing vassals in your home islands to achieve this.

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Sweet Home Qaraqorum
As the Mughals assimilate Mongolian culture.
  • No Not playing as an end-game tag other than Flag of Mughals Mughals
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The Coin is Stronger than the Sword
Charter Company from an Indian nation.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
Yes Has successfully used the Charter Trade Company diplomatic interaction to buy a province in India. Chartering a province from outside India proper will not grant the achievement (e.g. buying the Maldives from Flag of Vijayanagar Vijayanagar), but chartering a province in India from a country which has it's capital somewhere else works. Dharma.png
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The Emperors new clothes
Overthrow Austria and become the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
No Not playing as Flag of Austria Austria Imperial authority.png Is emperor of the Holy Roman Empire Become emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Austrian players already start as the emperor so they won't get the achievement. Easiest to do as Bohemia. 1.1 E
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The Five Colonies
Have five colonial nations.
Subject colony icon.png have 5 colonial nations
  • Is an Age Objective in the Age of Reformation.
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The Power of Three
Own a Crown Colony, a Self-Governing Colony and a Private Enterprise.
  • Colonists.png Has a Crown Colony
  • Colonists.png Has a Self-Governing Colony
  • Colonists.png Has a Private Enterprise
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The Princess is in this Castle
As a country that does not start with a female heir, have a female heir while having a Castle in your capital (more advanced fort buildings do not count).
No Does not have a female heir Easily done as Flag of Castile Castile by waiting for the Iberian wedding event while not upgrading or deleting the capital fort. Note that most Muslim countries cannot get female heirs, and those that can have a very low probability of getting one. 1.6 E
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The Spice Must Flow
Form the nation of Malaya.
Easiest as Flag of Malacca Malacca or Flag of Pasai Pasai. 1.9 E
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Join a war on the other side of someone to whom you have rented condottieri.
Yes Join a war against a nation that you hire out condottieri to. Have the country flag white_company As you don't have to accept a call to arms for a few months the easiest way to do this is when one of your allies asks you to join a war, first rent out condottieri to one of their enemies in the war then accept the call to arms.
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To the Bone
As Bone, use pillage capital at least 7 times.
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Starting as any European country, conquer and have cores on Aden, Hormoz and Malacca.
Capital.png Capital is in Europe

Province icon.png Own and core the provinces of Aden, Hormuz and Malacca

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Note that nations such as Flag of Ottomans Ottomans, Flag of Kazan Kazan and Flag of Great Horde Great Horde are considered as European countries.

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Turn the Table
As a colony, break free and vassalize your former overlord without forming any other nation.
  • Subject colony icon.png Playing as a former colonial nation
  • Vassalage.png Vassalize the former owner of the colonial nation
  • Forming another country as the colonial nation will prevent this achievement even if that country is a colonial formable like Flag of USA USA or Flag of Australia Australia.
  • Easily done as Flag of Ternate Ternate. Colonize Australia to the point where a colonial nation forms. Release them and select 'Play As', then vassalize your former overlord.
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Turning the Tide
Start as a Steppe Horde in 1444 and embrace all institutions.
Tab domestic government.png Government type is Government native.png Steppe Nomads Much faster in pre-1.17 patches, where the requirement is westernizing, which can be done by around 1520 instead of waiting until 1750 for the institutions to appear. 1.3 E
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Vasa or Wettin?
Get a ruler of your dynasty on the throne of Poland or the Commonwealth while they are an elective monarchy.
No Not playing as Flag of Poland Poland Once Poland enables elective monarchy countries of the same religion can support candidates to their throne via diplomatic action. High diplomatic reputation and good relations with Poland increase the likelihood gaining support. Res Publica.png 1.7 E
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Viva la Revolución!
Have rebels you support in another country enforce their demands.
Yes Have supported rebels in another country that enforced their demands. Possible to do as Flag of Tondo Tondo, as neighbouring Flag of Pangasinan Pangasinan starts with a single province of a heathen religion. Immediately rival them and declare an offensive war using the Humiliate Rival CB. Sit on their capital to increase their war exhaustion until you can support the Animist rebels. When an uprising is about to take place, white peace. The rebels will enforce their demands as soon as they take the province. 1.1 E
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Successfully pass 11 issues in a row in Parliament.
Yes Pass 11 parliament issues in a row England is the only nation with a parliament in 1444. Common Sense.png 1.12 E
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Where am I?
As a New World native with Random New World active, explore the entire New World.
  • Tab domestic government.png Government type is Government native.png Native
  • Capital.png Capital is in the New World
  • Yes Is using a random New World
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation

Explorer Has discovered all provinces in the New World.

Eligible countries show “Tribe” as the government in the nation selection screen or are custom nations with one of the government reforms in the “Native” category

Sometimes a random world is generated where all of the land is already discovered by most native nations, one only needs to unpause in order to get the achievement

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Winged Hussars
Have Winged Hussars as your active unit with more than +50% cavalry combat ability.
  • Winged Hussars cavalry unit is part of the Eastern technology group eastern technology group (military tech level 22). For details on Cavalry combat ability.png cavalry combat ability see the article on Land units.
  • Poland is the easiest nation to play for this achievement due to the cavalry combat ability in their national ideas. Taking Aristocratic and Quality ideas will give Poland enough combat ability to satisfy this achievement.
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World Discoverer
Discover all non-wasteland land provinces.
Explorer Discover all terra incognita. You do not have to discover all Terra Incognita yourself, as TI can be automatically uncovered via spread of discovery. The condition is simply that no TI exists in the world for you, not including sea zones. Wastelands are not needed. Easiest in Europe. With Mare Nostrum DLC, a good way to find the last few is to check the Request to share maps diplomatic action on colonizers or anybody else. 1.1 E
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You Get A New Home, And You Get A New Home
Expel 5 different minorities to your colonies.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation

Yes Has expelled 5 different minorities to colonial provinces.

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A Fine Goosestep
Form Prussia and have at least 125% Discipline.
The following actions can increase Prussian Discipline:
  • Increasing Militarization of state.png Militarization of Country (maximum +10%)
  • Increasing Absolutism.png Absolutism (maximum +5%)
  • Completing Quality idea group.png Quality Ideas (+5%)
  • Unlocking “Esprit de Corps” in Offensive idea group.png Offensive Ideas (+5%)
  • Economic-Quality policy “Weapon Quality Standards” (+5%)
  • Unlocking the Idea bonus.png Prussian Ambition (+5%)
  • Having a Commandant Advisor.png Advisor (+5%)
  • Having a ruler with the Discipline.png “Strict” personality (+5%)
  • Converting to Protestantism Protestantism and obtaining the Church power.png Aspect of Faith “Holy Sacraments” (+2.5%)
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A tale of two Families
Starting as Vijayanagar or Bahmanis conquer the other's capital and have them not exist.
Yes Playing as either: Forming Flag of Bharat Bharat or Flag of Hindustan Hindustan will prevent the achievement. 1.18 M
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AEIOU
Complete the Austrian mission tree.
No Not using a random New World Mission.png Complete all Austrian missions You can trigger the religious peace by enacting "Proclaim Erbkaisertum" reform, since it will not block the mission A Holy Empire. Forming another country which gives new missions (e.g. Flag of Germany Germany or unifying the Flag of Holy Roman Empire Holy Roman Empire) will prevent you from getting the achievement. Emperor 1.30 M
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All Your Trade Are Belong to Us
Have the highest trade power in Genoa, Venice and English Channel while having an income of at least 300 ducats per month.
  • Trade power.png Highest Trade power in Genoa, Venice, and English Channel
  • Income.png Have 300 income
Easily done as Flag of England England or Flag of Netherlands Netherlands by controlling the English Channel via provincial trade power and sending light ships to the Venice and Genoa trade nodes. 1.12 M
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Arabian Coffee
Form Arabia and be the nation producing the most coffee in the world.
Coffee is common in the area around Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia and Flag of Mali Mali. If you are not the leading producer after conquering these areas, build manufactories or conquer Mesoamerica. Forming Flag of Arabia Arabia is easiest as The Flag of Mamluks Mamluks. 1.10 M
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Atwix Legacy
Have 10 personal unions at the same time.
Personal union.png Have 10 or more personal unions Named as a tribute to the forum user Atwix who wrote the guide to royal marriages, personal unions and claim throne. and who passed away during the development of the 1.32 patch.

A good way is to choose a country with many PUs in its mission tree such as Hungary, Bohemia or Austria. Follow Atwix guide and make use of the new favor feature to spread your dynasty. Ensure that your PU subjects are fairly large to avoid inheriting their throne.

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Barbarossa
As a Maghrebi nation, have 500 light ships privateering at the same time.
Culture icon.png Culture group is Maghrebi Yes has at least 500 ships privateering
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Bengal Tiger
Start as Bengal and own Samarkand as a core province.
Yes Playing as Flag of Bengal Bengal Province icon.png Own and core Samarkand. 1.9 M
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Bleed Them Dry
Have 10 different War Reparations being paid to you at the same time.
Yes Have 10 War Reparations at the same time Can be done more easily as Flag of Austria Austria or current Holy Roman Emperor. Art of War.png 1.12 M
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Breaking the Yoke
As Ryazan, own Saratov, Crimea and Kazan while being independent.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ryazan Ryazan
  • No Is not a subject nation
  • Province icon.png Own the provinces of Crimea (284), Kazan (1082) and Saratov (303)
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1.22 M
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Carthago Delenda Est
As an Italian culture nation, make sure entire Tunis Area is at 100 devastation.
Culture icon.png Culture group is Latin
  • Culture icon.png Culture group is Latin
  • Province icon.png All provinces in the Tunisia area have Devastation.png 100 Devastation
Culture must be Latin at game start and when Tunisia is devastated. Flag of Naples Naples is by far the strongest and closest Latin nation in 1444. Regardless of the nation selected, declare a war in which land may be taken from Tunis. Take the Tunisia area in the war. Then go bankrupt repeatedly until you have 100 devastation(bankrupting adds 10 devastation to all provinces). The first bankruptcy can be declared manually, but this button can't be used while being bankrupt. So the subsequent bankruptcies must be achieved by taking the maximum amount of loans and spending all the money while running a deficit. A high deficit can be achieved by using the loans to hire and upgrade advisors. This is far faster than trying to raise devastation using other methods such as occupying the land while at war and using scorch earth. 1.20 M
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Cherrypicking
Conscript a 3 star general from a Daimyo Subject.
Culture icon.png Culture group is Japanese Yes Conscript a 3-star general from a Daimyo subject The most reliable way is to vassalize a Jurchen tribe and make them fulfill their mission Unite the Jurchen Tribes which gives a 3-star general as a reward.

This can be done in under a month by creating a custom nation shogun, releasing a jurchen subject and feeding them the required provinces.

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1.20 M
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Force a nation to revoke 5 cores in one peace deal as Corfu.
  • Yes Is Flag of Corfu Corfu
  • Yes Forced a country to revoke 5 cores in one peace deal
1.18 M
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Unify Islam under your rule.

Enact the "Unify Islam" decision. Requires the following provinces:

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1.14 M
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Definitely the Sultan of Rum
Own and have cores on Rome, Moscow and Istanbul as Ottomans or Rum.
  • Yes Is Flag of Ottomans Ottomans or Flag of Rûm Rûm
  • Province icon.png Own and core Moskva, Constantinople, and Roma.
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Make sure to attack Muscovy ASAP to remove a future potential threat. 1.1 M
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Don’t be Cilli
Starting as Cilli, form another nation.
Can be done by annexing Flag of Croatia Croatia, then culture shifting and re-forming it. Use the fact that you are eligible to form a royal marriage with both Flag of Austria Austria and Hungary in the early game and later grab alliances with Flag of Poland Poland and/or Flag of Bohemia Bohemia to defeat Hungary for the important provinces. 1.30 M
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Even Better than Piet Heyn
Gain over 100 gold from privateering a single treasure fleet.
Yes Gained over 100 gold by plundering a treasure fleet.
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1.10 M
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Fine Financials
Own Eight level 3 Centres of Trade.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
Yes Own 8 provinces that have a level 3 center of trade. The maximum number of level 3 centers of trade equals the number of merchants you have. It should be easy to get more merchants with trade companies. Dharma.png
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1.26 M
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Starting as a Norse custom nation with no more than 200 points and a maximum of 5 provinces, own & core Scandinavia and the British Isles and convert it all to Norse.
  • Nation designer.png Playing as a custom nation
  • Yes Only 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
  • No No more than Province icon.png 5 provinces
  • Norse.png Religion is Norse
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Norse.png Religion is Norse
  • Province icon.png Own and core all provinces in Britain and Scandinavia.
  • Norse.png All provinces in Britain and Scandinavia have Norse religion.
Britain and Scandinavia
Can also be paired with From Humble Origins.jpg From Humble Origins and Ideas Guy.jpg Ideas Guy El Dorado.png
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1.14 M
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Fugger Banking
As Augsburg, subsidize 3 Great Powers 20% of their income while having less than 20 provinces.
  • Yes Is Flag of Augsburg Augsburg
  • Province icon.png less than 20 provinces
  • Yes Subsidize 3 Great power.png Great Powers at least 20% of their income.
The subsidies also count as income, so the subsidies have to be 25% of the income before subsidies. The total income can be seen in the Income Comparison page in the ledger. The Country page doesn't show all income sources. You can subsidize up to 50% of your income to each country, which means you need to reach at least half the income of the 3 poorest great powers.

A good way to get it quickly is to get a hold of the Inntal or Eger goldmine and to develop it.

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1.32 M
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Ganges Khan
Start as Tribal nation in India and become a Steppe Horde.
  • Government tribal.png Government type is Tribal
  • Capital.png Capital is in India superregion
  • Government native.png Has the Steppe Nomads government reform
  • This achievement is only visible if the Dharma.png Dharma or Emperor Emperor DLC is enabled, but it can be completed without them.
Eligible countries are:

Can be combined with The Animal Kingdom.

1.26 M
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Georgia on my Mind
Fully own all three Georgias.
No Not using a random New World. Province icon.png Own or have a non-tributary subject own all provinces in the areas: Kartli-Kakheti, Samtskhe and Imereti.
  • Province icon.png Own or have a non-tributary subject own all provinces in the areas: Georgia and Upper Georgia
  • Province icon.png Own or have a non-tributary subject own the province of South Georgia (2025)
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Easiest to do as a coloniser such as Flag of France France, Flag of Spain Spain or Flag of Great Britain Great Britain since you can easily acquire the required provinces in North America and the South Atlantic. Remaining provinces can be obtained by declaring no-CB wars on nations in Caucasia to vassalize them early before they're conquered by Flag of Russia Russia or the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans. 1.9 M
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Gold Rush
Reform the Golden Horde before 1500.
  • Tab domestic government.png Government type is Government native.png Steppe Nomads
  • Culture icon.png Culture group is Tatar
1.20 M
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Golden Horn
As a Somali nation, fully own the Horn of Africa region and have a monthly gold income of at least 10 ducats.
Culture icon.png Culture is Somali
  • Province icon.png All provinces of the Horn of Africa region are owned by the player's country or its non-tributary subjects.
  • Income.png Have 10 income from Gold gold
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  • Note that the provinces of Fazughli, Afder and Ogaden have to be colonized for the achievement, but the colonies do not need to be complete. You can just send your colonist to all 3 provinces at once as soon as you have the other land.
  • Start as Flag of Adal Adal or Flag of Ajuuraan Ajuuraan, and set the National Focus to administrative, then swiftly conquer all adjacent nations in the region that are smaller than you. Aggressive Expansion will not be an issue due to the nations belonging to different religious groups. To attain the gold income, improve production development in the gold provinces Kaffa (2757) and Damot (2762).
  • Convert the religion in the gold provinces to your state religion, which will increase your gold income, requiring less development.
1.16 M
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Golden Wind
As Air, make 50 ducats profit per month and have 50% of your income made through gold provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Air Air
  • Yes Is Flag of Air Air
  • Income.png monthly balance is at least 50
  • Gold 50% of the monthly income is from gold

This achievement is only visible if the Origins.png Origins DLC is active, but no DLC is needed to complete it.

As Flag of Air Air consider royal marrying Flag of Songhai Songhai and Flag of Mali Mali and improving relations after to get an alliance. Both should start neutral most of the time and are strong allies. After, look for choice targets and build over force limit by hiring a free company. Air starts with a level 2 fort on their capital so rushing smaller enemy capital forts is a viable strategy, no need to take unnecessary battles.

You need 50 positive balance, not income. Consider disbanding armies, firing advisors and deleting forts when your income is over 60 ducats, with at least 50% gold income. Almost all expenses can be reduced to near 0 except for state maintenance. To get enough gold income controlling and developing the three gold mines in West Africa should be enough. In 1444 two are owned by Flag of Mali Mali and one by Flag of Kong Kong.

1.32 M
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Great Moravia
Restore the Great Moravian borders as Nitra or Moravia.
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Nitra's cores don't expire except by culture conversion. Requires all the territory of Flag of Bohemia Bohemia, Flag of Glogow Glogow and Flag of Opole Opole, Wien (134), Manhartsberg (1770), Traungau (4761) and Wienerwald (4762) from Flag of Austria Austria, Kraków (262) and Nowy Sącz (2960) from Flag of Poland Poland, and the Slovakia and Transdanubia areas from Flag of Hungary Hungary.

If choosing to play as Flag of Moravia Moravia, you will incur much more agresssive expansion and find it harder to make alliances due to being a heretic nation (Hussite) if you release them on day 1. There are advantages to starting in the empire though, so you may find it useful to convert some of Moravia's cores to Catholic before switching to them.

1.23 M
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Hessian Mercenaries
As Hesse, have at least 50 regiments of mercenaries and no loans.
Yes Playing as Flag of Hesse Hesse 1.10 M
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Hoarder
As a Fetishist nation, have 13 available Cults.
  • Tolerance of the true faith.png Religion is Fetishist Fetishist
  • Time Icon.png No restriction of the start date
With the Cradle of Civilization DLC activated, Kilwa may convert all of Madagascar to Islam once they gain more than 50% trade power in Zanzibar, making the achievement impossible if the three Malagasy cults have not been gained already. Rights of Man.png 1.18 M
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Home and Away
As Wales, hold Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Rome, Paris and London.
  • Yes Is Flag of Wales Wales
  • Province icon.png Own Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Rome, Paris and London
It is not needed to core the required provinces. 1.25 M
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Ideas Guy
Starting as a custom nation with the full 800 points but no more than 3 total development, have a monthly income of at least 500 ducats.
  • Nation designer.png Playing as a custom nation
  • Yes Only 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 801 nation designer points
  • No No more than Development.png 3 total development
Despite the description, can be done with fewer than 800 points. Spoils of war do not count towards the income; you must make 500 ducats, not including Spoils.
It became very easy after Third Rome, due to Siberian frontier ability: Start a nation in Americas with Siberian Frontier as a tradition, it will allow you to expand in uncolonized regions rapidly.

Can also be paired with For Odin!.jpg For Odin! and From Humble Origins.jpg From Humble Origins

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1.14 M
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Industrial Powerhouse
Have 10 furnaces built in your nation.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
  • Furnace.png Have 10 furnaces
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1.25 M
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Form Italy.
Yes Is Flag of Italy Italy Become Italy. The primary culture of the country you start with should be in the Latin culture group (the achievement won't be visible in game unless you are Latin) but you can also get the achievement via culture shift. The Papal State and The Holy Roman Empire can't form Italy. 1.1 M
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Je maintiendrai
Form the Netherlands as a minor nation starting with Dutch culture.
Culture icon.png Culture is Dutch Yes Is the Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Possible starts are Flag of Holland Holland, Flag of Utrecht Utrecht, Flag of Gelre Gelre. Easily done as Holland by seeking independence support from Flag of Burgundy Burgundy's enemies and then carefully eating the other Dutch minors.

One could also try grabbing the Burgundian inheritance as Gelre, which grants most of the land required for free. Remember that you must send the royal marriage offer, not them.

1.6 M
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Kingdom of God
Starting as the Papal State, become the Kingdom of God
Has enacted the decision Declare the Kingdom of God 1.30 M
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Kirishitan Japan
Start as a Japanese Daimyo, convert yourself and all of Japan to Christianity.
Tab domestic government.png Government type is Government monarchy.png Daimyo
  • Yes Is Flag of Japan Japan
  • Reform desire.png In Christian religious group
  • Province icon.png All provinces in Japanese region are in Christian religious group.
  • You must start as a Daimyo subject of Flag of Ashikaga Ashikaga. The Japan region includes Okinawa, Hokkaido, and the Kuril Islands. Uncolonized provinces are required as well. Best done with Flag of Otomo Otomo, who receive an extra missionary in addition to increased papal influence.
  • Mandate of Heaven.png Wait for the Spread of Christianity incident, which usually pops up around 1600 or so. Always take the most "Open" or pro-Christian options in events. A few years after the incident ends, an event to convert to Catholic will pop up.
  • If Mandate of Heaven is disabled: don't take the decision to enforce Sakoku, wait for events to convert your provinces and spawn Catholic rebels, and let them convert at least half your provinces. Harder if you have too many disconnected provinces outside the Japan region.
1.10 M
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Kuban Cigars
As Kuba, own or have a subject own Havana and be the world's leading producer of Tobacco.
Yes Playing as Flag of Kuba Kuba
  • Province icon.png Own or have a non-tributary subject own the province Havana (484)
  • Tobacco.png The leading producer of Tobacco is either this country or a subject of this country
  • Not possible with Random New World.
  • Making the leading tobacco producer a tributary would count.
1.16 M
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Kushite Restoration
As a Nubian culture nation, own the entire Egyptian region as core provinces.
Primary culture.png Primary culture is Nubian Province icon.png All provinces in the Egypt region are owned by the player's country or its non-tributary subjects. Possible starts are Flag of Dongola Dongola, Flag of Alodia Alodia, and Flag of Makuria Makuria. Contrary to the Steam description, directly owning or coring the provinces is not necessary. 1.16 M
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Laughingstock
Own the provinces of Haha, Hehe and Lolland.

Province icon.png Own the provinces of Lolland (1983), Haha (2470), and Hehe (4073)

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Lolland begins held by Flag of Denmark Denmark, Haha held by Flag of Morocco Morocco, and Hehe uncolonized in Central Africa.

Easiest to No CB Morocco before Iberians take Haha, then push through Kongo with expansion ideas to reach Hehe.

1.22 M
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As Dithmarschen, hold the provinces of Sjaelland and Holland while Denmark do not exist.
Yes Playing as Flag of Dithmarschen Dithmarschen
  • Yes Flag of Denmark Denmark does not exist
  • Province icon.png Own the provinces of Sjælland (12) and Amsterdam (97)
1.22 M
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Lion of the North
Start as Sweden and lead the Protestant League to victory against the Emperor.
Yes Playing as Flag of Sweden Sweden
  • Protestantism Is Protestant
  • Yes Lead and win League War
Has to be Protestant and lead the League. Forming Flag of Scandinavia Scandinavia does not prevent the player from getting the achievement. Art of War.png 1.9 M
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Live Long and Prosper
Have 30 states with prosperity at the same time as you have a 70 year old ruler.
  • Yes 30 states have Prosperity icon m.png Prosperity
  • Yes Current ruler is at least 70 years old
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1.20 M
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Mansa Musa
As Mali, give 10k ducats away to another great power without having a single loan or being bankrupt.
Yes Playing as Flag of Mali Mali
  • Yes Is Flag of Mali Mali
  • Gold Icon.png Has gifted more than 10k ducats to a Great power.png great power
  • No Has no loans
  • No Is not bankrupt
  • Despite the description, gifting exactly 10k ducats is not enough.
  • This achievement is only visible if the Origins.png Origins DLC is active, but it actually needs either the Rights of Man.png Rights of Man DLC or the Emperor Emperor DLC for the Great power.png great powers feature.
Rights of Man.png or Emperor 1.32 M
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Market Control
Be trade leader of seven different goods.
Trade value.png Be trade leader in 7 different trade goods You will need seven different "Trading in X" modifiers at the same time. 1.1 M
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Mary of Lotharingia
Starting as Burgundy, form Lotharingia and have a female ruler named Marie.
1.30 M
My armies are invincible! icon
My armies are invincible!
Gain at least 7.0 land morale.
Morale of armies.png Have 7 Morale of armies Research military techs, invest in ideas that improve morale, maintain high prestige and army tradition. Finally hire an Army Reformer. Easiest as France, with their national idea "Élan!" that gives +20% morale. 1.1 M
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Napoleon’s Ambition
As Revolutionary France, spread the Revolution to 10 countries.
No Not using a random New World
  • Yes Is Flag of France France
  • has used the “Spread the Revolution” peace term 10 times
"Spread the Revolution" peace term can only be used by the revolution target against nations that have at least one province the Center of Revolution hasn't spread to. They can also only be used against the country directly attacked with the CB (not any allies). Best done quickly as revolutionary ideas can spread across the entire world, preventing the achievement. Small nations in the Americas, Africa and Asia can be targeted to get to 10 if necessary. Emperor 1.30 M
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Have 7 Free Cities in the Empire, none of which is of a Germanic culture.
  • Imperial authority.png Is emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
  • Yes 7 Free Cities in Imperial authority.png Holy Roman Empire
  • No No free cities are of Germanic culture group
You can release OPM client states that are republics. Make sure they dislike you before granting them independence, which actually raises their opinion of you. They will then accept free city status. Common Sense.png 1.12 M
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No Pirates in my Caribbean
Own or have a subject own the entire Caribbean.
No Not using a random New World.
  • The required provinces are the geographical region of the Caribbean, not the colonial region. Don't forget Bermuda.
  • Portugal is a good nation to try for this achievement. Simply make sure to block Spain from colonizing any provinces in Africa or in any of the islands in the Atlantic Ocean. This strategy should give enough time to colonize all of the Caribbean. With Mandate of Heaven.png Mandate of Heaven, the "Portuguese Colonial Growth" splendor ability can give Portugal a huge head start. Annexing Portugal with Castile in the early game is also a working method for being the first in the Caribbean. It is enough to start colonizing the province, for it to count towards the achievement.
1.1 M
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Not just Pizza
Become a Great Power as Naples.
Yes Playing as Flag of Naples Naples Great power.png Is a Great power Forming another nation, such as Flag of Two Sicilies Two Sicilies or Flag of Italy Italy, will not prevent the achievement. Rights of Man.png 1.18 M
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No Trail of Tears
Own and have cores on the Thirteen Colonies as Cherokee with all institutions embraced.
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1.1 M
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Parisian Pasha
Assign Pasha to Paris.
  • Tab domestic government.png Government type is Ottoman Government
  • Yes Paris has a pasha

Can be done as either Flag of Ottomans Ottomans or Flag of Rûm Rûm

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Poland can into space
As Poland, reach the maximum level in all technologies (32).
Yes Playing as Flag of Poland Poland
  • Administrative technology.png Administrative technology is 32
  • Diplomatic technology.png Diplomatic technology is 32
  • Military technology.png Military technology is 32
Forming another nation such as the Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth will not lock the achievement. On the flip side, forming Poland will not make you eligible for the achievement. 1.1 M
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Redecorating
Starting as an Orthodox Nation, Consecrate Metropolitan in Roma.
Orthodoxy Is Orthodox
  • Province icon.png Own and core Roma
  • Yes Activated consecrate metropolitan in the stated area of Lazio-Umbria
Easiest to do as Flag of Muscovy Muscovy. Third Rome.png 1.22 M
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Starting as a Zoroastrian custom nation with no more than 200 points and a maximum of 5 provinces, rekindle the royal fires (aka take the decision).
  • Nation designer.png Playing as a custom nation
  • Yes Only 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
  • No No more than Province icon.png 5 provinces
  • Zoroastrianism.png Is Zoroastrian
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Note that this achievement cannot be combined with Keep the Flame Burning because it requires being a Custom Nation, which disallows earning Keep the Flame Burning. El Dorado.png
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1.14 M
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Rise of the White Sheep
As Aq Qoyunlu, own Tabriz and have Qara Qoyunlu not exist by 1478.
Yes Playing as Flag of Aq Qoyunlu Aq Qoyunlu
  • Yes The year is before 1478
  • Yes Flag of Qara Qoyunlu Qara Qoyunlu does not exist
  • Province icon.png Owns Tabriz
As long as you own Tabriz, any other provinces owned by Flag of Qara Qoyunlu Qara Qoyunlu at game start can be owned by other nations. Vassal/ally feeding can be useful. Flag of Iraq Iraq has many cores on the required area, and there are several nations that can be released from Qara Qoyunlu's provinces. 1.20 M
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Ruina Imperii
Dismantle the Holy Roman Empire.
Dismantling the Holy Roman Empire requires allying electors or controlling their capital as well as controlling the emperor's capital. Note that the HRE disbanding itself due to lack of an eligible emperor and another nation disbanding HRE both counts for the achievement. 1.1 M
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Sakoku Law
Go full isolationist in 6 Incidents.
Tolerance of the true faith.png Religion is Shintoism Shinto Isolationism achievement counter is 6 By "going full isolationist" the game is not referring to the level of isolationism in your country. Rather, it's referring to the fact that each incident has an outcome of either open, neutral, or isolationist. To get the achievement you must get the isolationist outcome of 6 incidents.
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1.20 M
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Sinaasappel!
Get Orangists in power with 100% Republican Tradition, and owning a province in China.
  • Orangist-Statist mechanics require the Dutch Republic (only available for the Flag of Netherlands Netherlands) or The Feuillant System (only available to Revolutionary republics) or States General (only available to Monarchies) government reform. It is not possible to get the achievement with the States General reform, because monarchy can't get Republican tradition.png 99 Republican tradition. The achievement will not be visible unless the country's primary culture is Dutch or Flemish, but it can still be obtained.
  • Colonizing Taiwan counts for the achievement; no need to wait for a Mingplosion.
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Sleepless in Seattle
Own 10 Coffee producing provinces, and have your capital in Salish.
  • Capital.png Capital is Salish (874)
  • Coffee.png Own 10 Coffee producing provinces
Easiest to complete as a New World nation, as this will simplify moving your capital and help with attacking colonial nations. Coffee has an increased chance to be produced in the Columbia region. 1.25 M
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Swahili Persuasion
As Kilwa, convert all of the Moluccas and Indonesia.
Yes Playing as Flag of Kilwa Kilwa Uncolonized provinces must also follow your state religion. Propagate Religion is helpful however try to keep the Europeans out of the area as it won't convert Christian provinces.

This achievement is only visible if the Origins.png Origins DLC is active, but it can be achieved even without the DLC

1.32 M
Sweden is not overpowered! icon
Sweden is not overpowered!
Own and have cores on the entire Baltic coastline as Sweden.
Yes Playing as Flag of Sweden Sweden Province icon.png Own and core the following provinces:
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It is only required that you start as Sweden. Forming Scandinavia or releasing and playing as a vassal won't prevent getting the achievement. 1.1 M
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Sweet Harmony
Harmonize 7 religions as Confucian.
  • Confucianism Is Confucian
  • Yearly harmony increase.png Have 7 harmonized religions
Harmonization takes 33.3 years, but events can speed it up marginally. Flag of Ming Ming and Flag of Korea Korea start with Mahayana already harmonized. Easiest as Ming, conquering some Hindu, Sunni, and Shinto land.

It is also a good option to start as Korea, form Flag of Japan Japan, then conquer Philippines, Indonesia to achieve this achievement. Harmonization requires owning 20 development of the target religion or religious group. Might be quicker and more fun to create a custom nation with harmonizing ideas.

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1.20 M
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Switzerlake
Own 99 provinces as Switzerland while owning no ports.
Yes Playing as Flag of Switzerland Switzerland It is required to start as Flag of Switzerland Switzerland. Forming it later doesn't give the achievement. Can be achieved as part of a normal game and then giving away all the coastal provinces. Avoid expanding into the Holy Roman Empire to prevent high aggressive expansion. 1.9 M
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Take that, von Habsburgs!
As Hungary, own all of Austria as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Hungary Hungary
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Besides provinces from Flag of Austria Austria, also requires taking Istria (130) from Flag of Venice Venice, Cilli (4751) from Flag of Cilli Cilli, Trentino (110) from Flag of Trent Trent and Bregenz (4710) from Flag of Bregenz Bregenz. Does not require Sundgau or anything else Austria may have expanded into. 1.12 M
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Tatarstan
As Kazan or Nogai, own all Tatar culture group lands.
Yes Playing as either:
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1.14 M
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That's No Mon
As Pegu, own at least 50 provinces that are not of the Mon culture.
  • Yes Is Flag of Pegu Pegu
  • Province icon.png At least 50 owned provinces do not have Mon culture
This achievement is only visible if the Leviathan.png Leviathan DLC is active, but it can be achieved even without the DLC. This can be done at the same time as the Sailor Mon achievement, and will often occur without any additional effort. With Leviathan.png Leviathan, the Flag of Pegu Pegu mission tree grants a subjugation cb on Flag of Ayutthaya Ayutthaya, which can lead to quite a large acquisition of provinces. The player can also flip cultures to Burmese to ensure colonies are not of Mon culture and can culture convert their original provinces to a new culture. 1.31 M
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As Bohemia, own Dublin as a core province.
Yes Playing as Flag of Bohemia Bohemia 1.12 M
The Burgundian Conquest icon
As Burgundy, own the Low Countries region as core provinces and have France and Austria as your subjects.
Yes Playing as Flag of Burgundy Burgundy 1.14 M
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The First Toungoo Empire
As Taungu, unite the Burman culture group by 1500.
Yes Playing as Flag of Taungu Taungu 1.20 M
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The Iron Price
Restore the Danelaw region to Danish rule, and make it Danish culture.
Yes Playing as Flag of Denmark Denmark
  • Province icon.png Own and core Northumberland and the Yorkshire, East Midlands, and East Anglia areas.
  • Culture icon.png All these provinces have Danish culture.
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Forming Flag of Scandinavia Scandinavia will not prevent the achievement. 1.7 M
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The League of Mayapan
Starting as Huastec, form Maya.

Yes Playing as Flag of Huastec Huastec

Yes Is Flag of Maya Maya

1.28 M
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The Levant Turnabout
As the Mamluks, have 100 Army Professionalism and annex the Ottomans.
Yes Is Flag of Mamluks Mamluks
  • Yes Have 100 Army Professionalism
  • Yes Flag of Ottomans Ottomans does not exist
  • Province icon.png Own and core Edirne (149), Constantinople (151), Hüdavendigar (317), and Ankara (326)
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Forming Flag of Arabia Arabia will not prevent the achievement. Be sure to attack the Ottomans early or at least cut them off from further expansion into Arabia and the Caucasus. You also don't need to have 100% professionalism at the time of annexing the Ottomans. You can just build up to that number later. Cradle of Civilization.png 1.23 M
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The Navigator
As Portugal, get owned provinces in Africa, India and Indonesia before 1500.
Yes Playing as Flag of Portugal Portugal
  • Yes The year is before 1500
  • Province icon.png Owns a province in the continent of Africa and the super-regions of India and East Indies.
It's enough to just start a colony. It doesn't need to be finished. Portugal gets an event to instantly annex Goa if the appropriate mission is completed. The islands of Hollhavai and the Maldives are considered part of the East Indies despite being closer to India. 1.20 M
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The Ostenders
As Austria have the District and Military Administration investments in the West Bengal area.
  • Yes Playing as Flag of Austria Austria
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
  • Subject tradecompany icon.png Owns a province in West Bengal area with the District trade company investment
  • Subject tradecompany icon.png Owns a province in West Bengal area with the Military Administration trade company investment
Either conquer or charter Bengal Delta from its owner. Add it to a trade company and save up 1.200Gold Icon.png. Switch to the territory tab. Buy the second building of both the Foreign Influence and Governance Trade Company Investments.

This is the only achievement which allows a Nation designer.png custom nation on the map which can't be earned by playing that custom nation.

Dharma.png 1.26 M
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The pen is mightier than the sword
Have three unions at the same time as Austria.
Yes Playing as Flag of Austria Austria Austrian missions can give Restore Union CBs on Bohemia and Hungary and several others with the Emperor DLC. Check the page for the exact requirements. Acquiring PUs on these two are will be sufficient for the achievement, as Croatia is a PU subject under Hungary that will be transferred onto you. Events can also lead to a Habsburg ruling in Spain, allowing Austria the opportunity to claim the throne of Castile, and possibly Aragon and Naples as well. 1.1 M


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The Prince of Egypt
Starting as Florence, form Egypt.
Yes Playing as Flag of Florence Florence Yes Is Flag of Egypt Egypt Forming Flag of Tuscany Tuscany or another country before Egypt will not prevent this achievement. As of 1.26 Flag of Italy Italy is an end game tag, and if you form it you won't be able to form Flag of Egypt Egypt.

One intermediate tag that may be useful is Flag of Jerusalem Jerusalem, since it gives claims on most of the Egyptian culture lands.

You can play a normal campaign (even form Italy) then release and play as the mamluks, achieve independence and form Egypt at the end. You can go as far to make a backup save so you can continue as Italy normally, if you please.

1.23 M
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The Rising Sun
Own and have cores on all of Japan as a European nation.
Capital.png Capital is in Europe Province icon.png Own and core all provinces in the Japan region
  • The Japan region includes Okinawa, Tsushima, Hokkaido, and the Kuril Islands.
  • One possible and relatively easy way to do this is with Flag of Spain Spain. After you can reach the East Siberian Coastline after getting some colonies in North or South America, get a colony there and start wars with Flag of Japan Japan afterwards. Due to their lacking of good military forces and technology those wars are pretty easy to win.
1.4 M
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The Sudanese Expedition
Starting as Morocco, conquer the Niger and Sahel Regions.
Yes Playing as Flag of Morocco Morocco

Province icon.png Own all of the Niger and Sahel regions

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For the event see: The Sudanese Expedition.

Forming Flag of Andalusia Andalusia will not prevent the achievement.

The provinces of Yola, Wukari, Bauchi, and Djado do NOT need to be fully colonized, building a colony will suffice.

1.18 M
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As Lithuania, become The Commonwealth.
Yes Playing as Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Lithuanias missions will give a restoration of Union casus belli against Poland, if Lithuania are independent after 1450, rival Poland and have annexed all of Flag of Livonian Order Livonian Order and Flag of Riga Riga 1.14 M
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The White Elephant
As Ayutthaya, own all of Indochina and Burma as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ayutthaya Ayutthaya
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1.12 M
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This is fine
Have at least +10 Global Unrest and be in a winning coalition war, which was targeted against you.
  • National unrest.png National unrest is at least +10
  • Coalition.png Is the defending war leader in a punitive war and has at least War score.png +30% Warscore in that war
The national unrest can be seen in the stability tab.

Start as Flag of England England, declare no-CB wars on two Irish nations. White peace them ASAP. Other Irish nations and Flag of Scotland Scotland should create a coalition against you. Delete your armies. When they declare the coalition war on you, block the strait at Ayshire, then occupy Flag of Scotland Scotland. This should give you enough warscore; if not, beat some of their armies. Wait for the War of the Roses disaster to fire, which should give enough unrest (altogether with war exhaustion and −3 stability). Can be done in 4 years, depending on how quick the coalition war fires.

1.32 M
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This navy can take it all
Gain at least 7.0 naval morale.
Morale of navies.png Have 7 Morale of navies Research diplomatic techs, invest in ideas that improve naval morale, maintain high prestige and navy tradition. Finally hire a Naval Reformer. 1.1 M
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This Revolution Was Crushed
In a war against the target of the Revolution, control their capital and have at least 99% war score.
  • Yes Is at war with a revolution target
  • Capital.png Control the capital of the revolution target
  • Yes Have greater than 98% warscore against the revolution target
The Revolution disaster (and the French Revolution variant) is announced in a major event: 'Revolution in $COUNTRY$' (or 'The General Estates').

With the Emperor emperor DLC there can be multiple revolutionary countries, but there can only be one revolutionary target. And it is possible that there is no revolutionary target even though there are revolutionary countries. The "Birthplace of the revolution" icon in the lower right part of the screen shows which country is the revolutionary target.

Without the Emperor emperor DLC, A country will become the revolution target, with "Revolutionary" in its name, if its capital is occupied by rebels while the disaster is active. The disaster spawns a stack of rebels, adds +10 national unrest and removes 3 stability. The player can check if the disaster is still active for a country by looking for the +10 unrest modifier on its provinces.

It is feasible both to wait for (or encourage) an AI revolution target, or to become the revolutionary target oneself before releasing (and playing as) a powerful vassal or colonial nation.

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Total Control
Own 100 or more provinces with no local autonomy or unrest.
Province icon.png Own 100 provinces that have 0% Local unrest.png unrest and Local autonomy.png autonomy 1.8 M
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Traditional Player
More than 90 percent Naval and Army Tradition.
Easiest to do with Flag of Utsunomiya Utsunomiya as they get -1% decay to each respectively from their traditions and ideas. See the page Military tradition for other ways of gaining tradition. 1.1 M
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Trophy Hunter
Capture an enemy flagship.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation

Heavy ship.png Capture a flagship

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1.28 M
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Trustworthy
Have five allies with 100 trust towards you each.
Yes Have 5 allies with 100 trust Can be done as Flag of Ming Ming by releasing 5 OPMs (not bordering each other), allying them and waiting for the trust to tick up.

Can be sped up with Rights of Man.png Rights of Man by using the Influence nation interaction as a great power.

This can be sped up with the new Favors interactions, which were previously a part of The Cossacks.png The Cossacks by using the Increase trust interaction.

1.14 M
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Turtles all the way down
As Korea get 135% Ship Durability.
Yes Playing as Flag of Korea Korea Ship durability Ship durability is at least 135%. Either stack multiple policy bonuses, or become Emperor of China, which has a +20% durability decree. 1.20 M
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As Busoga, Buganda or Karagwe, reach administrative, diplomatic and military technology level 32.
Yes Playing as either:
  • Administrative technology.png Administration technology is 32
  • Diplomatic technology.png Diplomatic technology is 32
  • Military technology.png Military technology is 32
Most easily accomplished by manually spawning Renaissance, Colonialism and Printing Press, and not expanding too much. To get the other institutions, build manufactories and universities. Researching level 32 loses the ahead-of-time penalty in 1820.

Forming Flag of Kitara Kitara will not prevent this achievement.

1.16 M
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Voltaire's Nightmare
Have at least 100 countries in the HRE.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
Yes At least 100 countries are members of the Holy Roman Empire Create a custom nation with your capital in the hre and give yourself provinces with releasable tags within and adjacent to the empire. Add all provinces to the empire and release all tags to instantly unlock the achievement. Nation designer.png 1.23 M
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We bled for this
Win a war with at least one million dead on both sides.
Yes Won a war with over 1 million casualties on both sides.
  • Both sides each need to have at least 1 million casualties (attrition does count) in the war details screen when the war leader is peaced out. Allies and enemies that are peaced out before the war leader do not contribute their casualties.
  • League Wars (requires Art of War.png) can be a good time to get this achievement if you are the war leader. Protect your allies and don't separate peace countries. Alternatively, you can trigger a big war in the late 1700s after you get strong. Regardless, be prepared to buy down war exhaustion as the war will almost certainly last way longer than it should.
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1.18 M
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Where are the penguins?
As a Malagasy country, unite Madagascar and hold all the most southern provinces of the world.

No Not using a random New World

Yes Playing as one of the following countries:

Yes Is one of the following countries:

Province icon.png Own and core all provinces in the following areas:

  • Madagascar Highlands
  • Betsimasaraka
  • Sakalava
  • Southern Madagascar
Province icon.png Own or have a non-tributary subject own all the following provinces:
  • Cape (1177)
  • Swellendam (1179)
  • Algoa Bay (833)
  • Xhosa (1180)
  • Wadjuk (1084)
  • Minang (2727)
  • Nukunu (2736)
  • Kaurna (1086)
  • Gunditjmara (2735)
  • Wurundjeri (1087)
  • Yuin (2734)
  • Peerapper (4869)
  • Pyemmairrener (4868)
  • Paredarerme (1085)
  • Tharawal (4858)
  • Ata Whenua (1246)
  • Timaru (1109)
  • Kawesqar (783)
  • Tierra del Fuego (782)
  • Florida Blanca (2869)
  • Falklands (1095)
  • South Georgia (2025)
Map of the provinces:
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After taking over Madagascar befriend Flag of Kilwa Kilwa to get Feudalism spreading. Take Exploration, then Expansion and colonize the provinces on the Cape of Good Hope. Afterwards focus your attention mostly on the Atlantic islands and South America to get the required provinces before Flag of Portugal Portugal does, only spreading east when waiting for colonies to finish for reach. Station troops in Australia after the colonial nation forms, otherwise the natives will attack.

This achievement is only visible if the Origins.png Origins DLC is active, but no DLC is needed to complete it.

1.32 M
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A Blessed Nation
As a Coptic Nation, gain all 5 Blessings.
  • Coptic.png Is Coptic
  • Yes Have 5 active blessings
Player can start as Muslim nation (such as The Ottomans) and switch religion by rebels. Rights of Man.png 1.18 H
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A Decent Reserve
Have a maximum manpower of at least 1 million.
Yes Have Manpower.png at least 1 million manpower

Although the achievement specifically says "maximum manpower" you actually need to have a million saved up and the maximum doesn't matter. Easiest done as Flag of Ottomans Ottomans or Flag of Muscovy Muscovy or Flag of Ming Ming; the latter can demand manpower from its tributaries.

Becoming Revolutionary Empire grants extra +25% national manpower modifier.

Another way to get this achievement is to slacken recruiting standards, until the point you reach 1 million manpower.

1.12 H
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A Hero’s Welcome
Starting as Karaman, form the Sultanate of Rum.
Yes Playing as Flag of Karaman Karaman Yes Is Flag of Rûm Rûm

Initial moves for a success are for the player to ally Flag of Mamluks Mamluks and later when possible Flag of Timurids Timurids. Expanding East and land locking the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans in the Anatolia region by quick expansion east and north will in conjunction with your powerful allies forces the Ottomans to expand into Europe, once this occurs your best chance is to wait for a good opportunity strike with your allies when the ottomans are weak. Your main objective should be to get the provinces of Kocaeli and Biga, so that in next war you can build up your galley navy and block the straits.

1.23 H
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A Kaiser not just in name
Form the Holy Roman Empire.
Yes Is Flag of Holy Roman Empire Holy Roman Empire

Easiest as Flag of Austria Austria, playing a normal emperor game, revoking the privilegia and then either forming the holy roman empire and continuing to play; or saving before forming, and then doing Alt+F4 once the achievement has been fulfilled, thereby continuing the campaign with revoke. Can easily be combined with most of the HRE- and Austria- centric achievements.

1.1 H
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A Manchurian Candidate
Start as one of the Jurchen tribes and form Qing.
Primary culture.png Primary culture is Jurchen. Yes Is Flag of Qing Qing You need to form Manchu first to be able to form Flag of Qing Qing. 1.8 H
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An early Reich
Form Germany.
Yes Is Flag of Germany Germany 1.1 H
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Complete all English and British missions.
  • Provided you are able to force France into a PU, the missions are fairly easy to complete apart from being elected Emperor of the HRE - you will either need to convert to Protestant and win the league wars, or convert to Anglican or Reformed and hope the Peace of Westphalia occurs - which can be very difficult. You may want to stay out of the league wars and rent out your troops to the losing side so you can keep the war going.

Alternatively, you can just disband the HRE while remaining any religion.

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1.25 H
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Auld Alliance Reversed
As Scotland, have France as a vassal (do not form Great Britain).
Yes Playing as Flag of Scotland Scotland. 1.9 H
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Australia-Hungary
Starting as an Australian tribe unite Australia and subjugate Hungary.
Yes Playing as one of the following countries:

Forming a federation will make the achievement harder as your nation tag will change in the process. One possible way to circumvent this is becoming a steppe horde through goverment reforms, which changes the technology group to Nomadic technology group nomadic and allows you to form Flag of Australia Australia.

1.32 H
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Back in Control
Form Yuan and be the only nation holding land in China.
Taiwan is only required if it is colonized. Forming Flag of Mongol Empire Mongol Empire will prevent the achievement. 1.22 H
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As Mazovia or Silesia, form the nation of Poland.
Yes Playing as either: If you choose to play as either Silesian minor, forming Flag of Silesia Silesia, which does not exist at game start, will not prevent you from getting the achievement.

Forming Flag of Silesia Silesia as a country which is not in the starting conditions column, does not allow this achievement.

1.14 H
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As Teutonic Order or Livonian Order, own all of Russia as core provinces and convert it to Catholic.
Yes Playing as either:
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Easiest as Teutonic Order; ally Muscovy, Austria and Bohemia and DOW Poland ASAP, or else Poland will form a PU with Lithuania. Restarting until Poland declines the PU is also a viable strategy. 1.12 H
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Better than Napoleon
As France, own Vienna, Berlin and Moscow as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of France France
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1.12 H
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Bunte Kuh
As Hamburg, trade in both Gems and Livestock.
Yes Playing as Flag of Hamburg Hamburg
  • Livestock.png Has country modifier Trading in Livestock
  • Gems.png Has country modifier Trading in Gems
  • The Bunte Kuh was a ship of Lübeck that, according to legend, captured the notorious pirate Klaus Störtebeker in 1401.
  • Forming Flag of Hannover Hannover will not prevent you from getting the achievement
1.23 H
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Consulate of the Sea
As Aragon conquer all Mediterranean Centers of Trade.
Yes Playing as Flag of Aragon Aragon

Province icon.png Own the following provinces:

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For the event see: Consulate of the Sea.

The requirements do not match the actual Centers of Trade. Forming Spain will not prevent you from getting the achievement.

1.18 H
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Dovmont's Own
Starting as Pskov, have 100 standing Streltsy units.
Yes Playing as Flag of Pskov Pskov Yes Has at least 100 Streltsy units Third Rome.png 1.22 H
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Dracula's Revenge
Start as Wallachia or Moldavia, form Romania and own or have a subject own all of the Balkans.
Primary culture is Romanian Possible starts are Flag of Moldavia Moldavia and Flag of Wallachia Wallachia 1.9 H
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Emperor of Hindustan
Starting as Delhi, Restore their Empire's borders.
Yes Playing as Flag of Delhi Delhi Province icon.png The following provinces are owned by the country or its non-tributary subjects:
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Avoid the event at the start of the game that attempts to free Sirhind by using the 'place relative on throne' subject interaction right away. To make them loyal you can do development in their land, remember that it costs 0 dip to integrate them as you already start with cores. Focus on expanding south and northwest to begin the game.

Alternatively, get lots of allies and let the event fire. Sirhind will attack you without any allies such as Jaunpur.

Provinces owned by vassals and other non-tributary subjects of the player's country will count for the achievement.

Forming another nation, such as Flag of Hindustan Hindustan will not lock the achievement. On the flip side, forming Delhi will not make you eligible for the achievement.

1.26 H
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Everything's Coming Up Mulhouse
Starting as Mulhouse, become Emperor of the HRE and completely decentralize the Empire.
Mulhouse starts as a republic, and needs to become a monarchy to be able to become the Holy Roman Emperor. Forming another nation (like Flag of Swabia Swabia) does not prevent the player from getting the achievement. Emperor 1.30 H
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Fanatic Collectivist
Own all Institution Origin provinces.
  • Institutions.png Own the institution origin provinces for
    • Renaissance.png Renaissance
    • Colonialism Colonialism
    • Printing Press.png Printing Press
    • Global Trade.png Global Trade
    • Manufactories Manufactories
    • Enlightenment.png Enlightenment
    • Industrialization.png Industrialization
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Forever Golden
Complete the Spanish Mission Tree.

No Not using a random New World

Mission.png Complete all Spanish missions.

You don't get the Spanish missions if your culture is Aragonese or Catalan when you form Spain. If you start as Flag of Aragon Aragon you need to culture convert before forming Spain to complete this achievement, otherwise, you retain the Aragonese missions (culture converting after formation does not change your missions).

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1.28 H
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From Humble Origins
Starting as a custom nation with no more than 50 points, have at least 2000 total development.
  • Nation designer.png Playing as a custom nation
  • Yes Only 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 51 nation designer points

A fast approach to this achievement can be done as follows. Create your custom nation with all Flag of Timurids Timurids provinces. To have less than 50 points, it's necessary to be duchy government rank with a 0/0/0 ruler and heir with bad traits. Take the 'Enthrone Timurid Prince' decision right away, this will give you the Timurids' vassals. Get an improve relations advisor and start improving with your vassals. Declare on Flag of Transoxiana Transoxiana for Samarkand and Merv, then Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan for Kabul. Next declare on Flag of Ajam Ajam and take as much as you can, ensuring you take Teheran. Core and take the decision 'Claim Timur's Legacy'. Integrate vassals then go Flag of Mughals Mughals. Conquer in India until you reach the required development.

Can also be paired with For Odin!.jpg For Odin! and Ideas Guy.jpg Ideas Guy

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1.14 H
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Global Hegemony
Reach 100% Strength as any type of Hegemon.
No Not using a random New World Hegemony power is at least 100% Emperor 1.30 H
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Good King René
Start as Provence, form the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Yes Playing as Flag of Provence Provence Yes Is Flag of Jerusalem Jerusalem Note that the Kingdom of Jerusalem cannot be formed after Age of Reformation ends. 1.23 H
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Guarantor of Peace
Guarantee the Independence of France, The Ottoman Empire and Russia.
You can only guarantee a country if you are larger than it. Can be achieved easily after unifying the HRE. 1.9 H
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As the Papacy, own Jerusalem and have Livonian Order, Teutonic Order and The Knights as Marches.
Yes Playing as Flag of The Papal State The Papal State This achievement has several common pitfalls which would make it all but impossible to complete it if they happen. The strategy page for this achievement has a section which explains them and some ways to get out of these situations. The player is advised to read that before attempting the achievement. Art of War.png 1.9 H
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I don't like sand
Have the most development while owning no province with terrain other than desert or coastal desert.
No Not using a random New World
  • Province icon.png All provinces are either Combat terrain desert.png desert or Combat terrain coastal desert.png coastal desert
  • No No other country has a higher Development.png development than this country
All desert and coastal desert provinces

Easiest as Flag of Ajuuraan Ajuuraan, because of their national ideas and the "Hydraulic Rights" estate privilege (which reduces the additional cost from developing deserts and coastal desert by half), that is unlocked through a mission in Origins.png Origins DLC.

1.32 H
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It's All Greek To Me
Form Greece and own and have cores on Zeta, Thatta, Lamba, and Roh.
  • Yes Is Flag of Greece Greece
  • Province icon.png Own the provinces of Zeta (138), Thatta (504), Roh (578), and Lamba (4104)
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  • Forming Greece requires Greek primary culture. Zeta begins held by Flag of Serbia Serbia, Thatta held by Flag of Sindh Sindh, Roh held by Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan, and Lamba uncolonized in Central Africa.
  • Alternatively, you can conquer Byzantium and wait for Greek cores to form after the Greek Separatism event fires (requires Admin Tech 20). Release Greece as a vassal and feed him the required provinces. Once they are cored, diplomatically annex Greece and release them again, but chose to play as Greece this time. Note that since Thatta is in a Trade Company region you must own the province yourself to state and fully core it before giving it to Greece, otherwise they will lose their territorial core upon annexing.
1.22 H
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Keep the Flame Burning
As a Zoroastrian nation, own all Religious Centers and Monument Baku Ateshgah on tier 3.
  • Zoroastrianism.png Religion is Zoroastrian
  • Great project fire temple of ateshgah.png Baku Ateshgah is tier 3
  • Province icon.png The following provinces are owned and follow the Zoroastrianism.png Zoroastrian faith:
    • Larestan (2223)
    • Daman (4430)
    • Khiva (441)
    • Sabzevar (2235)
    • Shirvan (421)
Easiest as Flag of Timurids Timurids: play a standard game while you integrate your vassals, then convert via rebels.

Note that this achievement cannot be combined with Rekindling the Flames because it cannot be earned as a Custom Nation, which is required for Rekindling the Flames.

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Form the Kingdom of Jerusalem as Cyprus or The Knights.
Yes Playing as either: Yes Is Flag of Jerusalem Jerusalem Note that this decision can only be taken during the first two ages, so the achievement has to be completed by the start of the 1600s. 1.9 H
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As Tver, Yaroslavl, Ryazan, Beloozero, Rostov or Odoyev, eliminate all other Rurikovich nations without changing your ruling dynasty.
Yes Playing as either: This country and its junior partners are the only countries with the Rurikovich dynasty 1.16 H
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Knights of the Caribbean
As the Knights, own the Caribbean and every island in the Mediterranean. (Colonies are NOT allowed)
Yes Playing as Flag of The Knights The Knights
Province icon.png Owns the following core provinces:
  • Rhodes (320)
  • Cyprus (321)
  • Crete (163)
  • Naxos (164)
  • Chios (2348)
  • Euboea (3003)
  • Lesbos (4700)
  • Cephalonia (4698)
  • Corfu (142)
  • Syracuse (2982)
  • Messina (124)
  • Palermo (125)
  • Girgenti (4737)
  • Trapani (4736)
  • Djerba (2954)
  • Malta (126)
  • Sassari (127)
  • Corsica (1247)
  • Menorca (4559)
  • Ibiza (4560)
  • Mallorca (333)
  • Venezia (112)
  • Arborea (4735)
  • Cagliari (2986)
Map of the Mediterranean provinces:
The needed mediterranean provinces
Bermuda is also part of the Caribbean region even though it is not part of the Colonial Caribbean colonial region. 1.32 H
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Lazarus
As Serbia, own the entire Balkans as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Serbia Serbia 1.14 H
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Luck of the Irish
Own and have cores on the British Isles as an Irish nation.
Primary culture.png Primary culture is Irish Province icon.png Own and core all provinces of the Britain region. Possible starts are Flag of Clanricarde Clanricarde, Flag of Desmond Desmond, Flag of Kildare Kildare, Flag of Leinster Leinster, Flag of Munster Munster, Flag of Offaly Offaly, Flag of Ormond Ormond, Flag of Sligo Sligo, Flag of Thomond Thomond, Flag of Tyrconnell Tyrconnell, Flag of Tyrone Tyrone and Flag of Ulster Ulster.

Flag of Desmond Desmond is a good choice due to early military ideas. Rushing to conquer the rest of the Irish OPMs and securing an alliance with Flag of Scotland Scotland can deter Flag of England England until the time is right.

1.2 H
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As Lucca, own Lucknow!
Yes Playing as Flag of Lucca Lucca Lucknow is in northern India, initially owned by Flag of Jaunpur Jaunpur. 1.12 H
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Mare Nostrum
Restore the Roman Empire and own the entire Mediterranean and Black Sea coast lines.
No Not playing as Flag of The Papal State The Papal State
Requirements Mare Nostrum.png
Easiest to do as the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans after converting to Christianity. Alternatively, with Golden Century.pngGolden Century, this is relatively easy as Flag of Aragon Aragon as their mission tree gives you claims on most of the required territory. 1.16 H
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Mass Production
Starting as Odoyev, own one of every manufactory.
Yes Playing as Flag of Odoyev Odoyev Yes Own at least one manufactory of each type
  • The new manufactories (Ramparts, Soldier's Households, Impressment Offices, State House) are also necessary
  • With the Rule Britannia.png Rule Britannia DLC a furnace is also necessary.
  • Building the manufactories isn't very hard. The hard part is surviving long enough to get to the required technology (Admin Tech 16 without Rule Britannia.png Rule Britannia and till enlightenment with the DLC) as well as getting provinces with the correct trade goods.
  • Forming Flag of Ruthenia Ruthenia through your missions does not prevent the player from getting the achievement.
1.22 H
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Master of India
Own and have cores on all of India as a European nation.
Capital.png Capital is in Europe Province icon.png Own and core all provinces in the Indian sub-continent (regions Deccan, Coromandel, Bengal, Hindustan and West India). It's required for the player to directly own all provinces inside the Indian sub-continent (i.e. vassals don't count to trigger the achievement). However, the provinces don't have to be states. They can be territories, as long as they are cored. The capital does not need to remain in Europe. Edirne is European, so the Ottomans are eligible and have the best shot at a quick land rush into India. 1.1 H
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Mewar Never Changes
Complete the Mewar Mission Tree.
Yes Has completed all Mission.png Mewari missions This achievement is only visible if the country has Mission.png Mewari missions, but it is not required to start as Flag of Mewar Mewar. It is also possible to start as any non end-game tag and then form Flag of Rajputana Rajputana to get these missions. Dharma.png 1.26 H
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On the Rhodes Again
Starting as The Knights, conquer and core Constantinople, Jerusalem and Antioch.
Province icon.png Own and core the provinces of Constantinople (151), Antioch (2313) and Jerusalem (379)
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Forming Flag of Jerusalem Jerusalem will not prevent you from getting the achievement 1.30 H
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One nation to rule them all
As Saruhan, have at least 9 loyal vassals with at least 100 development each.
  • Yes Is Flag of Saruhan Saruhan
  • 9 countries fulfill the following conditions:
    • is a Vassal.png vassal of Flag of Saruhan Saruhan
    • has less than Liberty desire.png 50% liberty desire
    • has at least Development.png 100 development

Flag of Saruhan Saruhan's core starts under the control of the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans. Suggested strategy: expand rapidly as you normally would with the Ottomans until you have ~1200 development. Then, plan to release-and-play as Saruhan, taking most of Otto's lands. To do this, you will need to release Saruhan as vassal, wait 10 years, start to annex (to designate cores), feed it land, finalize annexation, and then release-and-play. You can cheese the release-and-play by feeding past the point of loyalty and then applying all available annexation cost reductions (Acquire Subjects mission, Influence idea, Amirs privilege, as well as any possible Policies). Make sure you wait until the last day of the month to do this, or else annexation progress will drop and you will be unable to proceed. As long as your annexation progress is above 100 on the month tick, it won't matter if liberty desire is over 50%.

Once you have reannexed, you will be able to release-and-play. Ideally you will then own almost all Ottoman lands, making independence relatively easy to pursue. From there, you need to obtain 9 loyal vassals (NOT marches, NOT client states) with 100+ development. Rather than directly subjugating enemies to meet the vassal count, it is suggested that the player conquer and then release vassals; this avoids the forced vassalization malus. To help reduce liberty desire and thus total development needed, choose the relevant policies, and be sure to get the Splendor abilities in the Age of Revolutions (Anti-Revolutionary Zeal + Loyal Subjects). Upon release, you will no longer have the Ottoman government form, and should choose Iqta. Then on your goverment tab choose Lenient Taxation, which provides another Liberty Desire reduction.

Note that during the feeding of Saruhan and following your transition to playing as them, the Ottomans will likely be severely weakened and thus open to attack. Keep this in mind, perhaps securing treaties in advance or locking in allies (though too many allies for Otto will make subsequent independence harder). Ideally you will be able to secure independence support from a rival.

1.32 H
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Østindisk Kompagni Te
As Denmark establish Trade company and have at least 10% Tea market share.
  • Yes Is Flag of Denmark Denmark or Flag of Scandinavia Scandinavia
  • Subject tradecompany icon.png Has at least one province in Asia assigned to a trade company
  • Tea.png Has 10% market share in Tea

Easiest when Denmark chooses exploration ideas early to reach Southeast Asia. Then form a claim in Flag of Ayutthaya Ayutthaya or wait for Mingsplosion.

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Over a Thousand!
Own 1001 provinces directly.
Province icon.png Own 1001 provinces

Colonial provinces taken in war from other nations do not add overextension. Colonial nations won't be established as long as less than 5 provinces are cored so don't core them until you get the achievement.

1.9 H
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Pandya Empire
Starting as Madurai, conquer the Pandya Territories.
Yes Playing as Flag of Madurai Madurai Province icon.png Own all provinces in the region of Coromandel and the areas of Malabar, Mysore, and Rayalaseema
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1.23 H
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Philippine Tiger
As Cebu, recreate the Chola Empire.
  • Yes Is Flag of Cebu Cebu
  • Province icon.png Own the following provinces:
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1.25 H
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Pick Your Poison
As Kaffa, develop in Cafa while a subject of yours owns it.
Yes Playing as Flag of Kaffa Kaffa
  • Yes Developed in Caffa (285).
  • Province icon.png Any subject nation owns Caffa.
Caffa is in the Pontic Steppe region, initially owned by Flag of Genoa Genoa. Rights of Man.png 1.18 H
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Own and have cores on Alexandria, Antioch and Constantinople as Coptic Ethiopia.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • Coptic.png Is Coptic
  • Province icon.png Own and core Alexandria, Antioch and Constantinople.
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Can be combined with A Blessed Nation. 1.9 H
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Protect the Secret
As Yemen, prevent any European Nation from owning a Coffee-producing province in the Old World until 1700.
No Not using a random New World
  • Culture icon.png Culture is Yemeni
  • Yes Is year 1700 or later
  • Yes Is Flag of Yemen Yemen
  • Coffee.png No coffee-producing provinces in the continents of Asia, Africa, or Oceania are held by a country with its capital in Europe.
Conditions may be fulfilled any time after 1699, and do not need to be fulfilled before that time. Yemen is reformable via culture shift, so this is very attainable playing as any country. Can be combined with the Arabian Coffee achievement. Do not form Flag of Arabia Arabia 1.23 H
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Qing of China
Become Chinese Emperor as Qing.
  • Yes Is Flag of Qing Qing
  • Emperor of china icon.png Is Emperor of China
  • Province icon.png Own all provinces in the China super region.
Can be combined with the A Manchurian Candidate achievement. Mandate of Heaven.png 1.20 H
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Sailor Mon
As Pegu, have at least 100,000 sailors.
Yes Playing as Flag of Pegu Pegu Sailors.png Have at least 100,000 sailors The achievement needs 100k sailors in the sailor pool. The maximum sailors don't matter. Exploiting production development in coastal provinces generates sailors even if the maximum has already been reached, but this reduces the maximum, so it is only useful if 100k can actually be reached in this way. 1.16 H
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Sons of Carthage
As Tunisia, own and have cores on Sicily, Sardinia, the Balearic Islands, the coast of Algiers and the southern coast of Spain.
Yes Playing as Flag of Tunis Tunis Province icon.png Own and core the following provinces:
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1.6 H
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Spaghetti Western
Starting as Bologna, become Mexico or Texas.
Yes Is Flag of Mexico Mexico or Flag of Texas Texas or Flag of Sonora Sonora Easiest to do by forming a colonial nation in the Mexico colonial region (to form Mexico) or the Rio Grande region (to form Texas) and then release and play as them which requires Conquest of Paradise.png Conquest of Paradise. But it is also possible to form Flag of Mexico Mexico or Flag of Texas Texas by moving your capital to the previously mentioned (colonial) region before a colonial nation forms. Then no DLC is necessary. 1.30 H
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Spain is the Emperor
Become the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire as Spain.
No Not the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire

Easiest to do as Flag of Aragon Aragon by allying Flag of Austria Austria in 1444, abandoning your Personal Union with Flag of Naples Naples, and returning 1-2 provinces in Sicily to get just below 200 development. This way, you can add your provinces to the HRE so becoming the Emperor is much easier. Once you get to Administrative Technology 10, and the Iberian Wedding event has happened, form Spain diplomatically. Wait until you're already Emperor or you'll have to leave the HRE and it will become much harder to do again.

1.1 H
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Spice Girls
Having a female ruler, have active trading bonuses for Cloves, Spices, Salt and Sugar.
  • Yes Have a female ruler
  • Cloves.png Has country modifier Trading in Cloves
  • Spices.png Has country modifier Trading in Spices
  • Salt.png Has country modifier Trading in Salt
  • Sugar.png Has country modifier Trading in Sugar
  • This achievement is only visible if the Leviathan.png Leviathan DLC is active, but it can be achieved even without the DLC.
  • Having a Queen Regency with a male heir is sufficient.
1.31 H
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Stern des Südens
Form Bavaria starting as München and have your Subject Bremen own Werder.
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Werder (2778) is in the Horn of Africa region and owned by Flag of Marehan Marehan at the start of the game. As Munich, take your time consolidating into Bavaria. If you can, befriend the emperor and/or electors to make your life within the HRE easier. Once you have a border with Bremen or coastal provinces in coring range of Bremen, keep an eye out for opportunities to start a war that Bremen will be involved in. As Bremen is a free city, it will be much harder if you declare directly on them directly (as the Emperor will defend free cities). Annex Bremen in a separate peace and release them as your vassal(you can't vassalize a free city in a peace deal). Afterwards, consolidate power and grow large enough to combat your most powerful neighbours - Ottomans, Spain, France, etc. Make sure to give Bremen land as well, either in the direction of the Ottomans or in the direction of Spain. You will have to fight your way through one and feed Bremen provinces to "snake" Bremen's land down to Werder (this is because vassals need adjacent land or sea tiles to be given provinces and do not care about coring distance/colonial range). The least time-consuming method would be to give them a province per sea tile starting from the Mediterranean, down through the Flag of Mamluks Mamluks to the Red Sea coast, and finally down to Werder. 1.30 H
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Stiff Upper Lippe
As Lippe, own all of the British Isles.
No Not using a random New World
Britain region
Lippe doesn't exist in 1444, but it can be released from its core province Ravensberg (4775) which is owned by Flag of Berg Berg. By first releasing Lippe as a regular vassal, giving them provinces to core and annexing them gives more land when releasing them again.

Can be done as part of a HRE campaign. Ensure Lippe exists before you pass "Revoke the Privilegia". Feed all of Britain's cores to your Lippe vassal and then either annex Lippe or pass the final reform "Renovatio Imperii", then release and play as Lippe, earning you the achievement.

1.30 H
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Sun Invasion
As the Madyas, own and have cores on Tepeacac, Mexico, Tullucan and Huastec.
  • Yes Is Flag of Madyas Madyas
  • Province icon.png Own and core the provinces of Tepeacac (2628), Mexico (852), Tullucan (2626) and Tlapacoyan(853, formerly called Huastec).
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You need to directly own and core the target provinces, and not through your colonial nation. There are several ways to achieve this:

Move your capital city to North America before a colonial nation forms.

Get a colonial nation in one of the colonial regions adjacent to Mexico and grant them a chain of colonized or conquered provinces in Mexico up to the achievement provinces with the hel