Common government reforms

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This page lists all government reforms that are available to more than one government form. The main purpose of this page is to be included into the pages where the reforms are used.

Common government reforms without election cycles[edit]

These reforms don't have a column for the election cycle. The three rightmost columns specify on which reform tier the reform is available in that government form. If the column is blank, the reform is not available for that government form.

Type Effects Description & notes Government monarchy.png Tier Government republic.png Tier Government theocracy.png Tier


Crusader State
  • Manpower recovery speed.png +15% Manpower recovery speed
  • Cb on religious enemies.png Permanent casus belli against neighboring heathens and heretics
Crusader State icon
Our nation exists for one purpose: to reconquer and protect the Holy Land. We will do all in our power to defeat the infidels who would dare blaspheme against God and the Church. Deus vult!
  • Only available to a Catholicism catholic Flag of Jerusalem Jerusalem.
  • Heirs and rulers can be generals.
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Liberté Ideals
  • Max promoted cultures.png +2 Max promoted cultures
  • Girondist influence +0.1 Girondist influence
Liberté Ideals icon
Liberté is the school of thought within the Revolution that claims that any individual should have the divine right to do whatever he or she wishes that does not do harm to or restrict the liberty of others.
  • Only available for revolutionary countries.
3 2


Fraternité Ideals
  • Harsh treatment cost.png −25% Harsh treatment cost
  • Culture conversion cost.png −20% Culture conversion cost
  • Imperial influence +0.1 Imperial influence
Fraternité Ideals icon
Not everyone acknowledges the ideals of Fraternité as an ideal of the Revolution, but view it as a reactionary element within our own state who wish to return to the old government. Fraternité is a sense of brotherhood and those who follow its principles believe that the state should follow an authoritarian route where there is a proper place for all citizens assigned by the state.
  • Only available for revolutionary countries.
3 2


Council of the Indies
  • Global tariffs.png +20% Global tariffs
  • Treasure fleet income +20% Treasure fleet income
Council of the Indies icon
Our vast colonial territories must have a central administration that reports directly to the Crown. Though individual Viceroys will govern their respective territories, the Council will be the supreme colonial authority, and its courts will extend our law to the farthest reaches of the New World.
  • Only available for Iberian countries with the capital in Iberia with at least Colonists.png 1 colonist.
3 3


Exile Colonial Companies
  • Expel minorities cost.png −30% Expel minorities cost
Exile Colonial Companies icon
The New World is a place of great opportunity, and for us it is an opportunity to establish Exile Colonies and rid our nation of convicts and minorities. By allowing colonial companies to claim sovereignty over our undesirables, we will create harmony in the Old World and expand our influence in the New World.
  • Only available for countries with the capital in Africa, Asia or Europe, which are present on at least two continents, and which have at least Colonists.png 1 colonist.
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Permanent Marathas Council
  • Land leader shock.png +1 Land leader shock
  • Marathas loyalty equilibrium.png +5% Marathas loyalty equilibrium
  • Nobility loyalty equilibrium.png −5% Nobility loyalty equilibrium
  • Marathas influence.png +10% Marathas influence
  • Nobility influence.png −10% Nobility influence
Permanent Marathas Council icon
Maratha generals and civic leaders are an important part of the balance of power in our nation. We should formalize their assemblies and establish a permanent council of the Marathas to guide our nation.
  • Only available for countries with theMarathasMarathas estate active.
  • Enables the marathas estate privilege Maratha Military Leadership, which grants a maximum of Discipline.png +10% discipline and −15% tax income, scaled by Maratha land ownership.
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Governmental Purbias Register
  • Recover army morale speed.png +5% Recover army morale speed
  • Rajputs loyalty equilibrium.png +5% Rajputs loyalty equilibrium
  • Nobility loyalty equilibrium.png −5% Nobility loyalty equilibrium
  • Rajputs influence.png +10% Rajputs influence
  • Nobility influence.png −10% Nobility influence
Governmental Purbias Register icon
The state is taking measures to attract elite Rajput warriors from all over India. Steps should be taken to organize these warriors into cohesive regiments upon arrival so that they can be deployed more effectively.
  • Only available for countries with the Rajputs.png Rajputs estate active.
  • The rajputs estate privilege Enlist Purbias will give an additional Discipline.png +5% discipline to Rajput regiments.
4 3 4


Revolutionary Principle
  • Morale of armies.png +10% Morale of armies
  • National manpower modifier.png +15% National manpower modifier
  • Girondist influence +0.1 Girondist influence
Revolutionary Principle icon
The purpose of our state is quite simple; to spread the Revolution. We must centralise our state around the idea that it is only be liberating all people of the world into Revolutionary states that we may create an everlasting state of peace and equality in the world.
  • Only available for revolutionary countries with the Emperor emperor DLC enabled.
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Equality Principle
  • Tolerance heretic.png +2 Tolerance of heretics
  • Tolerance heathen.png +2 Tolerance of heathens
  • Jacobin influence +0.1 Jacobin influence
Equality Principle icon
Although our state holds Egalité as one of its core values, it is clear that we have completely failed in our goal to treat all our people with fairness and equality. The core principle of our nation must be to eliminate the barriers of gender, culture, and social class and ensure that it is known that all people are created equal and a good start to that would be to ensure that religion remains a private matter and does not dictate one’s rights within the state.
  • Only available for revolutionary countries with the Emperor emperor DLC enabled.
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Imperial Principle
  • Aggressive expansion impact.png −10% Aggressive expansion impact
  • Province war score cost.png −10% Province war score cost
  • Imperial influence +0.1 Imperial influence
Imperial Principle icon
The Revolution has made it clear that our nation, above all others, wields the divine right to hold Imperial Hegemony over all other nations. The states around us are fragile and weak, and it is clear that only by directly controlling these states ourselves will we ensure that the values of the Revolution are enforced on the people.
  • Only available for revolutionary countries with the Emperor emperor DLC enabled.
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Parliamentarism
  • National unrest.png −1 National unrest
Parliamentarism icon
It is time we separate the head of government from the head of state and give the legislative assemblies of the land a larger share in the day to day rule of our state.
  • Available if:
    • the country does not have the Nobility.pngNobility estate or the crown owns more land than the Nobility.pngNobility estate whose loyalty is higher than their influence.
    • the country is not the “Celestial Empire”, a “Revolutionary Republic” or a “Revolutionary State” if the Mandate of Heaven.png “Mandate of Heaven” DLC is not enabled.
  • Not available with certain unique reforms

  • Has access to Parliament.png parliament but not to the Nobility.png nobility estate.
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The Feuillant System
  • Stability cost modifier.png −10% Stability cost modifier
  • Republican tradition.png −0.1 Yearly republican tradition
The Feuillant System icon
There are many citizens and politicians in the Republic who wish to return to the tyranny of an absolute monarchy. However, the Feuillant political group believe in a compromise; that powers in the nation should be split between an Emperor and a President, similar to a constitutional monarchy. By riding the delicate balance between Empire and Republic, we may actually please both the Imperialists and Republicans within our nation.
  • Only available for countries that are revolutionary.

  • Has elections every 4 years or only at the ruler's death depending on the current Revolutionaries-Monarchist balance.(see also: Election events#Dutch Republic)
  • Enables Revolutionaries vs Monarchist mechanics
Revolutionaries in power: Monarchist in power:
Morale of armies.png +10% Morale of armies Diplomatic reputation.png +1 Diplomatic reputation
Republican tradition.png +0.1 Yearly republican tradition Manpower recovery speed.png +10% Manpower recovery speed
Revolutionary zeal.png +0.25 Yearly revolutionary zeal National unrest.png −1 National unrest


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The Two-Chamber System
  • Free policies.png +1 Free policies
  • Republican tradition.png +0.15 Yearly republican tradition
The Two-Chamber System icon
For a long time, the Canton system maintained the peace, stability, and independence of small democratic leagues like the Swiss and Swabian Federations. By similarly dividing our legislature into a Grand Council representing the Cantons, and the Senate representing the republic as a whole, we may protect the interests of the individual cities and cultural identities within our nation while still placing the values of the Revolution above all else!
  • Only available for countries that are revolutionary.


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Military Electorate
  • Army tradition.png +0.25 Yearly army tradition
  • Land leader fire.png +1 Land leader fire
  • Imperial influence +0.1 Imperial influence
Military Electorate icon
Our nation values comradery above all else, and nobody exemplifies the value of being a comrade like our boys fighting on the fields of battle. These are the men who’ve seen the horrors of war and fought alongside their countrymen to preserve and advance the Revolution, and these men should be the ones to rule us. We must alter the requirements to hold an office in our government so that only those who have served in our military are eligible to represent the people within the government.
  • Only available for countries that are revolutionary.

  • A general becomes ruler when the current ruler dies.
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Government reforms with an optional election cycle[edit]

This reform has its own table, because it needs an extra column for the election cycle so that it can be included in the republic page. It is available as a tier 1 reform for republics and theocracies. It only has elections in a republic.

Type Election Cycle Effects Description & notes


Autonomous Swiss Cantons  4
  • Governing capacity.png −50 Governing capacity
  • Free policies.png +1 Free policies
  • Mercenary manpower.png +50% Mercenary manpower
  • Maximum absolutism −30 Maximum absolutism
Autonomous Swiss Cantons icon
The Swiss Federation is not a singular nation in itself, it is a federation of independent Cantons with the common goal of maintaining their independence and economic stability.
  • Only available to nations with Swiss as primary culture, but this reform is not lost when changing primary culture.


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