Dominance of the Clergy

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Dominance of the Clergy
The Clergy have grown so powerful they assumed de facto control over our country.

Dominance of the Clergy[1] is a disaster that may occur in countries with a powerful Clergy.pngclergy estate.


The country has a Clergy.pngclergy estate which has at least 80 Estate influence influence.

If these prerequisites are met, the monthly progress can begin.

Monthly progress increases if Monthly progress decreases if

The country:

  • does not have an ongoing disaster.
  • has a Clergy estate with at least 100 influence.
The country:
  • has an ongoing disaster or has a Clergy estate with less than 100 influence.
The country
+5% has a Clergy estate with at least 100 influence.
−1% always


If the progress reaches 100%, the disaster will start with the following event:


Msg event.pngThe $ESTATE_CHURCH$ Seize Power

$MONARCH$ has allowed the $ESTATE_CHURCH$ of $COUNTRY$ to grow too powerful and now they have made their move. While keeping the common people in line through their ties with the divine the $ESTATE_CHURCH$ have used every one of the many means available to them to seize the reins of government. While still ruler in name our $MONARCHTITLE$ is now little more than their puppet.

Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the start of the ‘Dominance of the Clergy’ disaster.

Immediate effects


Event button 547.png
We should have seen this coming...

The country:

  • loses Icon stability.png 1 stability.

[Root.GetName] will now be controlled by the Clergy until the 'Curtail the Clergy' decision is taken.

While the disaster is ongoing the country gets:

  • Technology cost.png +20% technology cost
  • Idea cost.png +20% idea cost
  • Tolerance heretic.png −2 tolerance of heretics
  • Tolerance heathen.png −2 tolerance of heathens


The disaster can only be ended by the following decision.[3]

Execute decision.pngCurtail the Clergy

Our state church wields a great deal of influence over the secular matters of the state. To limit their influence on state matters we will need to curtail their power and privileges.

Potential requirements

The country:

  • has an ongoing ‘Dominance of the Clergy’ disaster.[4]

The country:

  • has a stability of at least 1.
  • does not have rebel armies in its provinces.
  • does not have rebel controlled provinces.
  • has a Clergy estate which influence is lower than 60.


The country:[5]

  • loses Icon stability.png 3 stability
  • moves 50 towards Mysticism mysticism
  • loses High karma 25 karma
  • loses Patriarch authority.png 25 patriarch autority
  • loses Monthly fervor increase.png 25 fervor
  • loses Church power.png 100 church power

Then the country loses the above-mentioned effects and the following event is triggered:


Msg event.pngThe $ESTATE_CHURCH$ Curtailed

Using a wide range of measures the $MONARCHTITLE$ has managed to strip the $ESTATE_CHURCH$ of the many offices they held and the properties under their control. The authority over the worldly realm lies once again in the hands of $MONARCH$.

Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the end of the ‘Dominance of the Clergy’ disaster.

Event button 547.png
The $MONARCHTITLE$ is back in control.
  • None


  1. Defined in /Europa Universalis IV/common/disasters/estate_church_disaster.txt. Its events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/disaster_estates.txt.
  2. The country gets the flag “church_estate_in_power”.
  3. See in /Europa Universalis IV/decisions/Estates.txt.
  4. The country has the flag “church_estate_in_power”.
  5. The country also loses the flag “church_estate_in_power”.