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Kingdom rankBrazil
Primary culture
Brazilian (Iberian)

Capital province
Bahia (756)

Despotic MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Brazilian ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+1 Attrition for enemies
−25% Envoy travel time

National tax modifier.png Governorate General

+10% National tax modifier

Institution spread.png Research of John of Nassau

+10% Institution spread

Inflation reduction.png Mines of Minas Gerais

+0.10 Yearly inflation reduction

Infantry combat ability.png Halting Foreign Incursions

+10% Infantry combat ability

Core-creation cost.png Entradas and Bandeiras

−15% Core-creation cost

Stability cost modifier.png Inconfidencia Mineira

−10% Stability cost modifier

Legitimacy.png Seat of the Empire

+1 Yearly legitimacy

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% Goods produced modifier
For the region, see Brazil (region).

Brazil is a formable country in South America that is not available at any game start. It has a unique set of national ideas.



Brazil can be formed by any former colonial nation with its capital in the Colonial Brazil region.[1]

 Form Brazilian Nation

The colonial masters who wished to enslave us are gone. It is time to form a truly independent country of our own. From this day forth the watchword of Brazil will be 'Independence or Death!'

Potential requirements

The game is not using a random New World.
The country:

If this country is AI-controlled, it must own at least 3 provinces.


The country:

  Brazil does not exist.


The country:

  • changes to   Brazil.
  • gains a permanent claim on every non-owned province of Colonial Brazil.
  • gains  25 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
    •  −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    •  +1 national unrest.

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire and not an elector or the emperor
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a   kingdom.
  • does not have custom ideas

Additionally, Brazil can be formed by   Portugal taking the decision to flee to Brazil.


 Flee to Brazil

Portugal is in ruins! The monarch and the court must make haste across the sea before our enemies descend upon us once more. Though it will be painful to leave Portugal behind, we shall surely create a glorious new Empire in Brazil.

Potential requirements

The country:

Random new world is off.


The country:


The country:

  • changes to   Brazil.
  • inherits all owned provinces in the Brazil colonial region.
  • the capital will move to Rio de Janeiro if owned, or else to a random province in the Brazil colonial region.
  •   Portugal will be released as a junior partner in a Personal Union under Brazil.
  • loses  2 stability.
  • loses  25 prestige.

If the country

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector then
    • all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • does not have custom ideas


  1. For the script code of the decision see in /Europa Universalis IV/decisions/BrazilNation.txt.
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