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This is a list of all of Flag of Netherlands Netherlands's events.

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Msg event.pngLeiden University

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William, Prince of Orange, the leader of the Dutch Revolt in the Eighty Years' War founded the Leiden University in 1575 as the emerging Dutch Republic did not have any universities. Spain controlled southern Leuven where the only university in the Netherlands was. Prince William decided to found the first Dutch university in Leiden to educate citizens for religious purposes and give the country and its government educated men in other fields. Academic study had become important as the scientific renaissance had begun and Leiden was chosen as a reward for the heroic defense of Leiden against Spanish attacks in the previous year. Philip II of Spain appears on the official foundation certificate, as he was still the de jure count of Holland although he forbade any subject to study in Leiden.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1575 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1600 or later
  • Owns province Amsterdam
Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
Sponsor the university
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.25 years of income
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige
  • Gain Administrative power.png 100 administrative power
Event button 547.png
Do nothing
  • Lose Prestige.png 1 prestige

Msg event.pngSynod of Dort

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The rise of Arminianism caused a National Synod to be held in Dordrecht by the Dutch Reformed Church to settle the divisive controversy initiated. On November 13, 1618, the Dutch Reformed Church and voting representatives from eight foreign Reformed churches held the first meeting. The last and final meeting was held on May 9, 1619 and was the 154th meeting. It settled the controversy over Arminianism, condemned it, rejected the Arminian views and set forth the Reformed doctrine on each point, namely total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of the saints. The Remonstrants, as the Arminians were known as, were directed to abstain from ministerial activities such as preaching, exhorting, administering the sacraments, and visiting the sick. They were also requested to sign The Act of Cessation, the legalization of the order to desist from the ministry but refused to sign it and were sentenced as 'disturbers of the public peace' and ordered to leave the United Provinces. The Synod condemned the religious doctrine of Arminianism as heresy.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • At least one of:
    • Has country modifier "Gomarism"
    • Has country modifier "Arminianism"
  • Year is 1640 or later
Mean time to happen

200 months


Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Enabled if:

  • Has country modifier "Gomarism"
Event button 547.png
Gomarism is frowned upon
  • Remove country modifier "Gomarism"

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Enabled if:

  • Has country modifier "Arminianism"
Event button 547.png
Arminianism is condemned
  • Remove country modifier "Arminianism"

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Always enabled:

Event button 547.png
Ignore it
  • add_stability_or_adm_power = yes

Msg event.pngStatenvertaling

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The Synod of Dort deemed it necessary to translate the Bible into Dutch as the existing Dutch Bibles were merely translations of other translations. The new translation, the Statenbijbel, was to be based on the original languages in imitation of the King James Bible from 1611. The States-General of the Netherlands commissioned it on the request of the Synod. Johannes Bogerman, Willem Baudartius and Gerson Bucerus were to be the translators for the Old Testament while Jakobus Rolandus, Herman Faukelius, and Petrus Cornelisz would translate the New Testament and apocrypha. Both Herman Faukelius and Petrus Cornelisz died before the translation had started and thus were replaced by Festus Hommius and Antonius Walaeus. The Statenbijbel was completed in 1635 and authorized by the States-General in 1637. Half-a-million copies were printed between 1637 and 1657. The Statenbijbel acted as a cultural unification of the Netherlands and the language, choice of words, and expressions used in the Bible formed the basis of the accepted form of standardized Dutch.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1630 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1655 or later
Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
Found the Statenbijbel
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.5 years of income
  • Gain country modifier "Statenbijbel" for -1 days
Event button 547.png
Ignore it
  • Lose Prestige.png 1 prestige

Msg event.pngSimon Stevin

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The Flemish mathematician and military engineer Simon Stevin was active in many areas of science and engineering, both theoretical and practical. The Dutch word for mathematics, wiskunde or 'the art of what is certain', was Stevin's own translation and makes Dutch one of the few European languages where 'mathematics' is not derived from Greek via Latin. He invented a carriage with sails which was propelled solely by the force of wind, and acquired a speed which exceeded that of horses. De Thiende, written by Stevin and published in 1585 is translated in English as 'Decimal arithmetic: Teaching how to perform all computations whatsoever by whole numbers without fractions, by the four principles of common arithmetic: namely, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.'.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1570 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1620 or later
  • None of:
    • Advisor with ID 893 exists
  • None of:
    • Advisor with ID 893 is employed
  • Owns province Amsterdam
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Employ him
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power
  • Gain skill 3 Natural Scientist advisor named Simon Stevin in Amsterdam (50% cheaper to employ)

Msg event.pngWilhelmus

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The anthem Wilhelmus or Wilhelmus van Nassouwe is very popular with parts of the Dutch population and will, in 1932, become recognized as the official national anthem of the Netherlands. Willem van Oranje or William of Orange is the main character of the anthem which tells of him, his life and why he is fighting against the King of Spain, written in a first person perspective. For a national anthem, the text and tune of the song are remarkably peaceful.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1574 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1600 or later
  • Is not in a regency
Mean time to happen

78 months


Event button 547.png
Ok
  • Gain ruler modifier "Wilhelmus"

Msg event.pngThe Tulip Mania

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The tulip was introduced in Europe in the 1550s from the Ottoman Empire. They quickly became popular among the rich merchants in the Netherlands as a luxury item. The market grew, and in 1634 when demand increased in France, speculators entered the market. In 1636, a futures market was created, and during the autumn and winter the prices skyrocketed until the prices collapsed in February 1637. The result was the bankruptcy of many, and economic disaster.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1550 or later
  • Gold Icon.png Monthly income is at least 150 ducats
  • Province Antwerpen:
    • trade_share = {
   country = NED
   share = 25
}
Mean time to happen

64 months


Event button 547.png
This is bad!
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 stability
  • Gain country modifier "Tulip Crisis" for 3650 days
Event button 547.png
The State could alleviate the losses!
  • Gain Inflation reduction.png 10% inflation

Msg event.pngHouse of Elzevir

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Having previously worked in bookbinding and bookselling Lodewijk Elzevir had a fine understanding of every aspect of the making of a book when he finally moved on to become a printer and a publisher. Lodewijk and his descendants would found one of the most famous and productive printing houses of the early modern era, lasting for 130 years the house of Elzevir was known for its elegance and accuracy but also for the small and very portable formats used, such as the duodecimo format.
Noteworthy among the works that would leave the Elzevir presses are the 'Elzevirian Republics', books describing the history and present of select countries around Europe and the world. While intended for an international market these last books will surely find a big readership among the Dutch merchant class and will help them understand the various countries they intend to invest in or trade with.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • has_institution = printing_press
  • None of:
    • Year is 1595 or later
  • Owns province Amsterdam
Mean time to happen

15 months


Event button 547.png
Ok.
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige
  • Goods produced.pngTrade goods in Province icon.png Amsterdam (97) change to Paper.pngpaper.
  • Province Amsterdam:
    • Gain province modifier "House of Elzevir" for -1 days

Msg event.pngGroot Desseyn, the Grand Design

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As a relative latecomer in the competition for colonies the Netherlands has found that many of the colonial possessions it desires have already been taken by others. With a strong navy and a willing financial sector the independent Netherlands does however still have considerable resources in its hands. These circumstances have led the Dutch West India Company to devise the Groot Desseyn or Grand Design for how the Netherlands might rise above its competitors.
According to the plan rather than just trying to establish colonies of our own it would be more efficient to conquer those of our competitors. As a natural competitor the Portuguese colonial empire in particular has been deemed a good target for this plan, especially as Dutch investors are already involved in some of these as it is.


 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

150 months


Event button 547.png
Sounds like a grand plan!
  • Every province in the world:
    • Limited to:
      • At least one of:
        • Province is owned by Flag of Portugal Portugal
        • Province owner:
          • is_colonial_nation_of = POR
      • At least one of:
        • Continent is South America
        • Continent is Africa
    • Flag of Netherlands Netherlands gains a claim on this province
  • Flag of Portugal Portugal:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Groot Desseyn" towards Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
    • Every ally:
      • Gain opinion modifier "Groot Desseyn" towards Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Event button 547.png
No, the international community would hate us.
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige

Msg event.pngThe Fluitschip

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The expansive Dutch economy has put large demands on our merchant marine. The very shallow Dutch waters also mean that common merchant ships such as caravels are unable to approach many of the Dutch ports. So far this has been handled by the use of smaller boeiers but with financial backing from Pieter Jansz Liorne, a Dutch merchant from Hoorn, a new type of ship has been developed.
The fluitship or fluyt is longer and has a very characteristic pear-shaped stern and is built to be effectively manned by a small crew. As it is able to carry larger cargoes while still handling the shallow Dutch waters and behaving very well in the open sea this ship is a godsend for our merchants.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Diplomatic tech.png Diplomatic technology is at least 10
  • None of:
    • Year is 1610 or later
  • Owns province Amsterdam
Mean time to happen

45 months


Event button 547.png
I wonder if our shipbuilding industry is ready for this?
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige
  • Province Amsterdam:
    • Gain province modifier "Dutch Shipbuilding Industry" for -1 days

Msg event.pngHardships of the VOC

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Things are not looking as bright as they once did for the Dutch East India Company. With other European powers getting involved in the East India trade it has no longer been possible for our company to monopolize certain goods and as a result of competition prices in Europe have fallen considerably. Desperate some company officials have taken extreme measures such as torching warehouses of spices in order to keep the prices up but the long-time effects of such actions have been negligible at best.
Still all is not lost. The company still has considerable assets, experienced captains and good contacts in the East. It is however clear that things cannot proceed as they have done so far. Many feel that the route to go is to take a more generalist approach to East India trade rather than trying to monopolize single commodities, which has been the Company policy so far


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Global flag decline_of_spices_happened is set
  • Year is 1650 or later
  • Has country modifier "Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie"
  • Any owned province:
    • At least one of:
      • Province is in Malaya region
      • Province is in Moluccas region
      • Province is in Indonesia region
      • Province is in Coromandel region
      • Province is in Deccan region
      • Province is in Western India region
      • Province is in Hindustan region
      • Province is in Bengal region
      • Province is in Burma region
      • Province is in Indochina region
    • is_owned_by_trade_company = yes
Mean time to happen

300 months


Event button 547.png
The time has come for a reorientation.
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
  • Set country flag ned_voc_hardships
Event button 547.png
Help the Company with generous loans.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.25 years of income
  • Set country flag ned_voc_big_debt
Event button 547.png
Dissolve the Company
  • Lose Icon stability.png 3 stability
  • Gain Inflation reduction.png 5% inflation
  • Remove country modifier "Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie"

Msg event.pngVOC in financial peril

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Despite transitioning to a more viable business model the Dutch East India Company has continued problems with solvency. Unwilling to restrict the payment of dividends despite sinking profits the Company has been paying out more money than it has been earning for decades.
In order to get back on its feet now the company has decided to borrow even more money. This is a tempting proposition as, should the Company be dissolved, the shock would seriously hurt our financial sector.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • At least one of:
    • Country flag ned_voc_hardships is set
    • Country flag ned_voc_big_debt is set
  • Year is 1700 or later
  • Has country modifier "Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie"
  • Any owned province:
    • At least one of:
      • Province is in Malaya region
      • Province is in Moluccas region
      • Province is in Indonesia region
      • Province is in Coromandel region
      • Province is in Deccan region
      • Province is in Western India region
      • Province is in Hindustan region
      • Province is in Bengal region
      • Province is in Burma region
      • Province is in Indochina region
    • is_owned_by_trade_company = yes
Mean time to happen

300 months
Modifiers

  • Country flag ned_voc_big_debt is set: ×0.5

Event button 547.png
They need more loans!
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.5 years of income
  • Set country flag ned_voc_in_peril
Event button 547.png
Nationalize the Company
  • Set country flag VoC_nationalized
  • Lose Icon stability.png 2 stability
  • Gain Inflation reduction.png 8% inflation
  • Remove country modifier "Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie"

Msg event.pngNationalization of the VOC?

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Poor financial policies and slow reactions due to its centralized control as well as continued competition and sinking prices have continued to make life hard for our East India Company. In day-to-day operations the company is still managing the control of all of our East Indian possessions well but many now have serious doubts about the viability of this in the long run. Perhaps the time has come to finally nationalize the VOC and take the hit to our economy that this would entail? Even if we do continue to support the company with more loans and subsidies it is unlikely that we will be able to shield the general Dutch economy entirely at this point.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Country flag ned_voc_in_peril is set
  • Year is 1750 or later
  • Has country modifier "Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie"
  • Any owned province:
    • At least one of:
      • Province is in Malaya region
      • Province is in Moluccas region
      • Province is in Indonesia region
      • Province is in Coromandel region
      • Province is in Deccan region
      • Province is in Western India region
      • Province is in Hindustan region
      • Province is in Bengal region
      • Province is in Burma region
      • Province is in Indochina region
Mean time to happen

210 months
Modifiers

  • Country flag ned_voc_big_debt is set: ×0.5

Event button 547.png
They need even more Loans
  • (custom tooltip - delete this line)
  • Set country flag VoC_huge_debts
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 1 years of income
Event button 547.png
Nationalize the Company
  • Set country flag VoC_nationalized
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 stability
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
  • Gain Inflation reduction.png 10% inflation
  • Remove country modifier "Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie"

Msg event.pngThe Bank of Amsterdam & The International Capital Market

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Ever since the establishment of the Bank of Amsterdam the Dutch financial sector has been the hub of the European capital market. Dutch bankers are involved in everything from the wars to the manufactories of other European powers as well as various domestic enterprises. As mercantilism and protectionism closes off many foreign markets however the international position that once was the strength of the Dutch Banking establishment has suddenly become a weakness. As it has become known that the Bank has allowed the Dutch government and its companies to overdraw its accounts the credibility of the institution itself is also shaken in its very foundation. The Bank of Amsterdam is now ready to declare itself insolvent and it seems only a matter of time until we see the general effect of this on the Dutch economy.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1700 or later
  • At least one of:
    • Has country modifier "Expand Loan Market"
    • All of:
      • Has country modifier "Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie"
      • Country flag VoC_huge_debts is set
    • Country flag VoC_nationalized is set
Mean time to happen

210 months
Modifiers

  • ×0.5:
    • Has country modifier "Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie"
    • Country flag VoC_huge_debts is set
  • Country flag VoC_nationalized is set: ×0.7

Event button 547.png
Attempt to save the Bank.
  • Gain Inflation reduction.png 10% inflation
  • Lose Administrative power.png 100 administrative power
Event button 547.png
Close the Bank of Amsterdam.
  • Gain country modifier "Crisis of the Dutch Financial Sector" for 3650 days

Msg event.pngThe Immortal Seven

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The rule of $MONARCH$ has not been a popular one so far. In almost every part of our country the legitimacy of his rule is being questioned as well as his devotion to the Protestant ideals our country is built on. Seven plotters from all over the political spectrum have now taken it upon themselves to try to invite the Dutch Stadtholder to free the kingdom from its king.


 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
  • Year is 1600 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1700 or later
  • Government is monarchy
  • Flag of Netherlands Netherlands exists
  • Is not a subject nation
  • None of:
    • Legitimacy.png Legitimacy is at least 50%
  • At least one of:
    • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
    • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
    • Religion is Anglican.png Anglican
  • At least one of:
    • Any ally:
      • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
    • Has a royal marriage with Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Flag of Netherlands Netherlands:
    • Is not a subject nation
    • Government is Dutch Republic
    • Owns at least 6 non-colony provinces
    • At least one of:
      • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
      • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
      • Religion is Anglican.png Anglican
    • At least one of:
      • All of:
        • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
        • is_orangists_in_power = yes
      • Country flag ned_hereditary_stadtholder is set
Mean time to happen

100 months
Modifiers

  • None of:
    • Legitimacy.png Legitimacy is at least 50%: ×0.5
  • None of:
    • Legitimacy.png Legitimacy is at least 25%: ×0.5
  • Is allied to Flag of France France: ×0.8

Event button 547.png
Ok.
  • Flag of Netherlands Netherlands:
    • Trigger country event "Invitation to $MONARCH$"

Msg event.pngInvitation to $MONARCH$

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Seven influential Englishmen have sent us a letter urging us to come and free their kingdom from its unpopular and unable king. According to the plotters their monarch has made a mess of domestic as well as foreign matters. They now turn to us as we are a devout Christian country free of papist influence.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


Event button 547.png
Accept the Invitation.
  • Gain Restoration of Union casus belli against FROM for 60 months
  • FROM:
    • Trigger country event "The Meddlesome Dutch"
  • (explanatory tooltip - delete this line)
Event button 547.png
Refuse the Invitation.
  • FROM:
    • Trigger country event "Conspirators in the cold"
  • (explanatory tooltip - delete this line)

Msg event.pngThe Meddlesome Dutch

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It seems the Dutch Stadtholder has been negotiating with the dissidents of our country. We can but lament the poor judgment of these deluded shopkeepers.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


Event button 547.png
Ok.
  • (custom tooltip - delete this line)
  • Gain opinion modifier "Plotting with English Dissidents" towards Flag of Netherlands Netherlands

Msg event.pngConspirators in the cold

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While it seems the letter of the seven dissidents did reach the United Provinces the Dutch have refused to cooperate with the plotters. This gesture is much appreciated.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


Event button 547.png
Great!
  • Gain opinion modifier "Refused to heed the Mortal Seven" towards Flag of Netherlands Netherlands

Msg event.pngFranco-Dutch Tensions

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Through the years since our independence the French have always been supportive of our kingdom as we had a mutual enemy in the Emperor and the heirs of Burgundy. Lately however French domestic policies towards the Huguenots as well as their foreign policy in our immediate surroundings have made many fear the French. Perhaps it is now time to try to gather friends before the inevitable conflict with our southern neighbor.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Flag of France France exists
  • Year is 1650 or later
  • At least one of:
    • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
    • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
  • Flag of France France:
    • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
    • At least one of:
      • None of:
        • Has country modifier "Edict de Nantes"
      • Has a border with Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Mean time to happen

450 months


Event button 547.png
Our policy must be to contain the French.
  • Flag of France France:
    • Trigger country event "Le Prisonnier de Hollande"
    • Every rival:
      • Limited to:
      • Gain opinion modifier "Common Enemy" towards Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
    • Gain opinion modifier "Franco-Dutch Friction" towards Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Event button 547.png
Pursue a friendly policy towards the French.
  • Flag of France France:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Befriending France" towards Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Hidden effect:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Befriending France" towards Flag of France France

Msg event.pngLe Prisonnier de Hollande

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After years of, if not friendship at least friendly cooperation, the Dutch have begun to act more hostile towards us. We have received reports that they are seeking friends abroad among our enemies and that they intend to limit our influence in the Lowlands. While this is ungrateful it is perhaps also rather well timed. Without our goodwill to protect them the Lowlands would make a fine addition to our kingdom.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


Event button 547.png
Ok.
  • (custom tooltip - delete this line)

Msg event.pngThe Dutch Traders

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The decision to close our borders to foreign merchants was surely a most prudent one. It has however cost the port of Nagasaki dearly. Some now suggest that we should in fact keep trade open with the Dutch East India Company. The Dutch view the Spanish and Portuguese with as much distrust as we do and their behavior has always been more balanced and restrained in our country. If we keep our borders open to the Dutch, however, some restrictions will surely still be needed. In the bay of Nagasaki the artificial island of Dejima was once created to house the Portuguese. If we restrict the Dutch to this island any dangerous influence will surely be stopped from spreading to the rest of our country.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Government is Shogunate
  • Has country modifier "Sakoku Law"
  • Country flag sakoku_law is set
  • Flag of Netherlands Netherlands exists
  • Any owned province:
    • Province is in Japan region
    • Has been discovered by Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Flag of Netherlands Netherlands:
    • Has country modifier "Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie"
Mean time to happen

10 months


Event button 547.png
Allow the Dutch to stay.
  • Set country flag ned_dejima_allowed
  • Flag of Netherlands Netherlands:
    • Trigger country event "Dejima"
    • Gain opinion modifier "Dejima Island" towards (Our country)
  • (custom tooltip - delete this line)
Event button 547.png
All Westerners must go.
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige

Msg event.pngDejima

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While Japan has closed its borders to the outside world the VOC have now been offered to be their sole link to the west. The conditions are that the Dutch traders base themselves at the artificial island of Dejima in the Nagasaki bay and that they don't travel outside of that island at any time without special permission.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


Event button 547.png
Great!
  • Province South Korean Sea:
    • Flag of Netherlands Netherlands gains trade modifier "Dejima Island" (+20 Power) for 1 days

Msg event.pngArumer Zwarte Hoop

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Discontent with the behavior of our troops in the region the peasants of Frisia have taken up arms against us. Joined by mercenary soldiers these revolters have had limited success on land but have already conducted some surprising maneuvers at sea. Indeed the revolters are as much pirates as they are soldiers and unless we put this thing down soon shipping will suffer.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None of:
    • Primary culture is Dutch
  • Owns core province Gelre
  • Owns core province Friesland
  • None of:
    • Year is 1523 or later
  • None of:
  • None of:
  • None of:
Mean time to happen

75 months


Event button 547.png
Crush the Traitors.
  • Province Gelre:
    • Separatist rebels.png Nationalist rebels (size 1) rise in revolt (led by Pier Gerlofs Donia)
  • Province Friesland:
    • Separatist rebels.png Nationalist rebels (size 1) rise in revolt

Msg event.pngDe Pruikentijd

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Throughout the history of the early Netherlands the state has been run by and for Merchant capitalists. The mayors of the cities, the heads of the East India Company and other state companies have all themselves had a background as merchants and would have had both contact and knowledge of the world of trade that would help them make economically beneficial decisions.
This is however increasingly often not the case. The issuing of state bonds to finance government enterprises has served our country well through the years but a side effect has been that there is now a whole generation of rich and influential rentiers who have little to no practical experience of trade. Critics feel that these Wig-wearers lack ambitions beyond achieving cushy government offices and that their carefulness is in fact passivity. Whether this is true or not we have come a long way from the Merchant Capitalists that used to shape the future of our state.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1700 or later
  • Trade accounts for at least 40% of national income
Mean time to happen

360 months


Event button 547.png
Complacency? Pfah!
  • Gain country modifier "Pruikentijd" for 5475 days
  • Lose Prestige.png 10 prestige

Msg event.pngBaruch Spinoza - The Prince of Philosophers

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The son of an immigrant Portuguese Jewish family, Baruch Spinoza would lead a relatively simple life and supported himself as a lens maker and contributions from benefactors. While Spinoza is said to have been an excellent lens maker it is his devotion to philosophy, ethics and theology that this man will be remembered for. Spinoza published few works in his lifetime but his ideas came to circulate all the same and resulted in the University of Heidelberg offering him a chair, which he declined for fear that it might restrain his thought.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1655 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1677 or later
Mean time to happen

66 months


Event button 547.png
A great man.
  • Gain Administrative power.png 100 administrative power
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • None of:
        • Advisor with ID 922 exists
    • Gain skill 3 Philosopher advisor named Baruch Spinoza in Amsterdam (50% cheaper to employ)

Msg event.pngGerard Mercator de Kremer

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Flemish geographer, mathematician and cartographer. He studied in Louvain where he had a geographical establishment (1534). From 1537 to 1540 he surveyed and mapped Flanders. In 1538 he produced his first map of the world (based on Ptolemy's map)


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1540 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1594 or later
  • Owns province Brabant
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Ok
  • Gain Military power.png 100 military power
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • None of:
        • Advisor with ID 887 exists
    • Gain skill 2 Navigator advisor named Mercator in Brabant (50% cheaper to employ)

Msg event.pngConstitutionalism and the General Estates

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In the early 17th century when the northern part of the Netherlands had managed to hold the Spaniards at bay a political conflict started over which type of government the new country should have. Mauritz of Oranien wanted a monarchy while Oldenbarnevelt wanted a confederacy. The conflict ended with a confederacy of semi-autonomous provinces, hence its name, the United Provinces. Still a spark of monarchism was kept which later evolved into something more and lasting.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • None of:
    • Government is Dutch Republic
  • None of:
    • Government is Celestial Empire
Mean time to happen

96 months


Event button 547.png
Confederacy with traces of Monarchism.
  • Change government to Dutch Republic
Event button 547.png
Confederacy on Republican Model.
  • Change government to Administrative Republic
Event button 547.png
Centralized Monarchy.
  • Change government to Administrative Monarchy
Event button 547.png
Keep current government.

(Nothing)

Msg event.pngCreation of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange

----

In the wake of the creation of the Bank of Amsterdam (1609), the city's stock exchange had become more and more active. Having taken over from Antwerp the role of leading financial place, the stock exchange flourished. Funds from all over Europe would become available and loans were easily accessible, at rates unmatched anywhere else. This was enhanced by the capitalistic success of the Dutch East India Company (1602) and even of the less successful West India Trade Company (1621).


 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
Expand Loan Market.
  • Gain country modifier "Expand Loan Market" for -1 days
Event button 547.png
Issue Strict Control.
  • Gain country modifier "Strict Control" for -1 days

Msg event.pngVeerinigte Westindische Compagnie

----

In 1621, at the end of the 12 year peace treaty with Spain, the Geoctroyeerde Westindische Compagnie was founded which mainly focused on privateering against the Spanish fleets. Apart from privateering, the objective was to establish as many colonies as possible in the Americas and conquer land. Famous exploits include Manhattan and Piet Heyn raiding the Spanish silver fleet.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1610 or later
  • Any trade node with a merchant present:
    • has_merchant = prev
    • Province is Jamaica Channel
Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
We will exploit this!
  • Province Curacao:
    • (Our country) gains trade modifier "Jamaican Trade Node" (+25 Power) for 1 days

Msg event.pngDutch Military Reforms

----

Johann, Count of Nassau-Siegen along with his cousin, Prince Maurits and brother Willem, were at the heart of the Dutch reforms. Relearning the lost skills of Classical armies from translation of Roman military manuals, they reorganized battle formations to make them more flexible and to increase firepower. It was Johann who was the brains behind the most famous of all drill manuals, de Gheyn's Wapenhandelinghe, and the founder of one of the first military academies at Siegen in Germany.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1601 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1626 or later
Mean time to happen

50 months


Event button 547.png
Reform Army and Navy
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power
  • Gain Military power.png 100 military power
  • Gain Navy tradition.png 10 navy tradition
  • Gain Army tradition.png 10 army tradition
Event button 547.png
Reform Army
  • Gain Military power.png 200 military power
  • Gain Army tradition.png 20 army tradition
Event button 547.png
Reform Navy
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 200 diplomatic power
  • Gain Navy tradition.png 20 navy tradition

Msg event.pngCalvinism in the Netherlands

----

In a clerical meeting in Dordrecht (1618-1619) hard-line Calvinism was made State-religion. This was the end of a long struggle between a pluralistic and humanitarian faction, the Arminians, and a dogmatic, narrow-minded 'True Calvinistic' faction, the Gomarists. Moritz of Oranien supported the Gomarists, composed mainly of petty bourgeois and farmers, while Oldenbarneveld supported the Arminians, composed of intellectuals and rich bourgeois.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1618 or later
  • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
Mean time to happen

120 months


Event button 547.png
Gomarism
  • Gain country modifier "Gomarism" for -1 days
Event button 547.png
Arminianism
  • Gain country modifier "Arminianism" for -1 days

Msg event.pngStatholder office is made Hereditary in Oranien Dynasty

----

Willem III came to the forefront of Dutch politics, eclipsing the brothers de Witt, amidst a growing support of the Orange dynasty amongst the Dutch people. After being named stadholder, the brothers de Witt resigned and were killed by an unruly mob because of high treason and anti Orangistic ideas. Building on the growing support for them the Oranges in August 1674 were declared hereditary in the stadholder office by the states of Holland and Zeeland.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1600 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1700 or later
  • Government is Dutch Republic
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Yes, we need Order!
  • Lose Republican tradition.png 2 000 republican tradition
  • add_stability_or_adm_power = yes
  • Set country flag ned_hereditary_stadtholder
Event button 547.png
No, we need Freedom!
  • Gain Republican tradition.png 1 000 republican tradition

Msg event.pngThe Revolution in Holland

----

In June 1787, the secular conflict in the United Provinces between the supporters of the Stadhouder William V (grandson of the King of England George II) and the Republicans (supported by France) led to a diplomatic incident when the city officials of The Hague refused entrance to the Stadhouder's wife, the niece of Frederick II of Prussia (died in 1786 and was replaced by Frederick-William II, very hostile to France). Rapidly, Prussia intervened militarily to restore the Stadhouder's power and was not countered by France which was suffering a serious financial crisis. French influence nearly disappeared and Prussia triumphed.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • None of:
  • revolution_target_exists = yes
  • At least one of:
    • Government is monarchy
    • Government is Dutch Republic
  • None of:
    • Icon stability.png Stability is at least +3
Mean time to happen

32 months


Event button 547.png
React against Revolutionary Tendencies!
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 stability
  • One random owned province:
    • revolutionary_rebels = 3

Msg event.pngDe Witt

----

Jan De Witt had been Raadpensionaris (Great Pensioner) in 1653. Holland enjoyed under his guidance some of its most brilliant years. He also spent his life fighting the influence of the house of Orange, the traditional Stadhouder (military affairs) and managed to have the Act of Exclusion voted against them in 1667. However, the defeats in 1672 against France and England made the Orange party come back and have him imprisoned. On 20th August, 1672, he and his brother Cornelis were slaughtered by a mob incited by his political opponents.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1650 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1672 or later
  • Is not in a regency
Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
An Excellent Minister!
  • Gain ruler modifier "Jan De Witt"

Msg event.pngHensius

----

Born in 1640, Anthony Hensius had enjoyed the confidence of William III of Orange all his life. Sent to Versailles after the peace of Nijmegen to supervise the execution of its clauses, he became Raad Pensionaris in 1688 after William moved to England. A tough negotiator and obstinate opponent of France, he was at the core of all anti-French coalitions that are set up in all the wars of the late 17th century. He died in 1720.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1688 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1720 or later
  • Is not in a regency
Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
An Excellent Minister!
  • Gain ruler modifier "Anthony Heinsius"

Msg event.pngErasmus

----

Erasmus was a humanist and the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance, the first editor of the New Testament and also an important figure in patristics and classical literature who had great influence on theological debate during his life. As a man of the middle ground, his views made him a beacon for those who valued liberty more than orthodoxy.


 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
  • Year is 1495 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1536 or later
Mean time to happen

123 months


Event button 547.png
Ok
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • None of:
        • Advisor with ID 225 exists
    • Gain skill 3 Philosopher advisor named Erasmus (50% cheaper to employ)

Msg event.pngHugo Grotius

----

Hugo Grotius was a Dutch scholar and lawyer. His best known book 'De Jure Belli ac Pacis' published in 1625 was a legal masterpiece and laid the groundwork for modern international law. He is also famous for his celebrated escape from prison (where he was incarcerated due to political and religious conflicts) in a bookchest! He also wrote other legal and religious works and poetry.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1603 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1645 or later
  • Owns province Amsterdam
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Ok
  • Gain Administrative power.png 100 administrative power
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • None of:
        • Advisor with ID 895 exists
    • Gain skill 3 Statesman advisor named Hugo Grotius in Amsterdam (50% cheaper to employ)

Msg event.pngChristiaan Huygens

----

Huygens was a Dutch mathematician, astronomer and physicist who founded the wave theory of light, discovered the true shape of the rings of Saturn and made original contributions to the science of dynamics - the study of the action of forces on bodies. Forgotten until the early 19th century, his theories on light appear today as one of the most brilliant and original contributions to modern science and will always be remembered by the principle bearing his name.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
  • Year is 1623 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1687 or later
  • Owns province Amsterdam
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Ok
  • Gain Administrative power.png 100 administrative power
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • None of:
        • Advisor with ID 905 exists
    • Gain skill 2 Treasurer advisor named Christiaan Huygens in Amstedam (50% cheaper to employ)

Dutch republic events[edit]

This is a list of events available to the Netherlands with the Dutch Republic Tab domestic government.pngGovernment, which is only available with Res Publica.png Res Publica DLC, or to other monarchies with the States General reform, which is only available with the Dharma.png Dharma DLC.

These events are triggered on a 3-year pulse. Other events that share the same pulse include: Colonial nation events, Orthodox events, Muslim piety events, Republic events, Republic faction events, Republican dictatorship events and Elective monarchy events. Only one of these events may occur at each time.

Msg event.pngAbsolute Power

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We take pride in our republic, in part precisely because it is unprecedented and stands in contrast to the oppression suffered in other nations. However, an increased number of nobles are pointing to the international trend of absolutism, where one ruler exercises unrestricted power, gaining popularity among neighboring nations.

[Root.Monarch.GetName], they argue, has all the makings of a great ruler. Granting more power to the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] could strengthen the nation and show other rulers we approve of their ideas.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_orangists_in_power = yes
  • Any neighbouring country:
    • Government is monarchy
    • None of:
      • Has opinion modifier "Embraced Absolutist Ideals" towards (Our country)
    • None of:
      • Has opinion modifier "Rejected Absolutist Ideals" towards (Our country)
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
Our [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] is the state!
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.25
  • Set country flag supported_orangists
  • Clear country flag supported_statists
  • Every neighbouring country:
    • Limited to:
      • Government is monarchy
    • Gain opinion modifier "Embraced Absolutist Ideals" towards (Our country)
Event button 547.png
We have nothing to learn from foreign tyrants!
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.25
  • Set country flag supported_statists
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
  • Every neighbouring country:
    • Limited to:
      • Government is monarchy
    • Gain opinion modifier "Rejected Absolutist Ideals" towards (Our country)

Msg event.pngPolitical Maxims of the Republic

----

One of the [Root.GetName]'s most respected advisors, $STATESMAN$$DIPLOMAT$$TRADER$$COLONIALGOVERNOR$, has recently published a work discussing the political principles the republican form of government depends on. While certainly well written and convincingly argued, some of the material is strongly critical of the hold the Princes of Orange has had on the office of [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] recently. The advisor's loyalty to [Root.Monarch.GetName] may be less unwavering than we thought.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_orangists_in_power = yes
  • At least one of:
    • Has Advisor Statesman.png Statesman advisor
    • Has Advisor Diplomat.png Diplomat advisor
    • Has Advisor Trader.png Trader advisor
    • Has Advisor Colonial governor.png Colonial Governor advisor
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
A pity, but we'll have to terminate $STATESMAN$$DIPLOMAT$$TRADER$$COLONIALGOVERNOR$'s employment.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.25
  • Set country flag supported_orangists
  • Clear country flag supported_statists
  • Advisor Statesman leaves the country's court
  • Advisor Diplomat leaves the country's court
  • Advisor Trader leaves the country's court
  • Advisor Colonial Governor leaves the country's court
Event button 547.png
Counterpoints to the status quo are vital to our republic.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.25
  • Set country flag supported_statists
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power

Msg event.pngSermons for Princes

----

Popular support for the House of Orange is strengthened from the pulpit of the [Root.Religion.GetName] church, where the common folk are often reminded of the great importance of a strong ruler for the state church and the tradition of hereditary rule.

[Root.GetName], however, accommodates more than one faith. Those who adhere to other faiths don't always have kind words for the princes of Orange, with some using our republican ideals as an excuse to openly challenge the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] and the state church.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_orangists_in_power = yes
  • At least one of:
    • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
    • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
  • None of:
    • Religious unity.png Religious unity is at least 100%
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
We must ensure that the faithful know who their friends and enemies are.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.25
  • Set country flag supported_orangists
  • Clear country flag supported_statists
  • Gain country modifier "Sermons for Princes" for 1825 days
Event button 547.png
Let us ease the situation by toning down our own propaganda.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.25
  • Set country flag supported_statists
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
  • Gain country modifier "No Sermons for Princes" for 1825 days

Msg event.pngThe Republic and Free Trade

----

With a [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] like [Root.Monarch.GetName], most nobles agree that there is no need for elections, which would only destabilize and weaken the [Root.GetAdjective] nation. Many traders disagree. They find the institutions of the republic, including free elections, to be crucial in ensuring [Root.GetName]'s continued economic priorities.

Under an autocratic [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] with expansionistic ambitions, the free trade and liberty they have enjoyed in the past may be threatened. If the current [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] is to rule for life, they demand that [Root.Monarch.GetSheHe] shows dedication to these ideals.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_orangists_in_power = yes
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
What they demand is irrelevant. They are subjects of the republic and must comply.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.25
  • Set country flag supported_orangists
  • Clear country flag supported_statists
  • Gain country modifier "Angered Traders" for 1825 days
Event button 547.png
We may concede some of their points and reform accordingly.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.25
  • Set country flag supported_statists
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
  • Lose Administrative power.png 25 administrative power
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power

Msg event.pngThe King in Orange

----

The House of Orange has enjoyed increased support in [Root.GetName] lately. As a result, their proponents have grown bolder. Those within the church speak of the Princes of Orange in royal terms, comparing them to ancient biblical kings. Our people have not forgotten their role in securing our nation's sovereignty and being praised as the last in a line of saviors certainly benefits [Root.Monarch.GetName]. Nevertheless, calling [Root.Monarch.GetHerHim] a king, even in the context of a sermon, risks weakening our republican institutions.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_orangists_in_power = yes
  • Country flag supported_orangists is set
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
Surely the people have the right to know who led them to freedom?
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
  • Gain Administrative power.png 25 administrative power
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Lose Republican tradition.png 500 republican tradition
Event button 547.png
With this support, they can afford to retain modesty.
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
  • Gain Papal influence.png 10 papal influence
  • Lose Prestige.png 5 prestige

Msg event.pngNobles Look to Other Houses

----

Although still maintaining a hold on the position of [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] and the rule over [Root.GetName], the influence of the Orangists has fallen slightly in recent times. Nobles who sought power by aligning themselves with the family are increasingly coming to view this as a sign that the House of Orange, despite its legacy, is still at the mercy of the bureaucracy and political environment of the republic.

Some of those who have formed the backbone of our armed forces are requesting that [Root.Monarch.GetName] commits to asserting power more clearly in military matters. None of their suggestions contribute to very constructive purposes, but may impress the old guard.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_orangists_in_power = yes
  • Country flag supported_statists is set
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
If they doubt us, let them leave.
  • Clear country flag supported_statists
  • Lose Army tradition.png 10 army tradition
Event button 547.png
We'll try our best to appease them.
  • Clear country flag supported_statists
  • Lose Military power.png 50 military power

Msg event.pngTrue Freedom

----

Despite the monopoly the Orange family holds on the office of [Root.Monarch.GetTitle], [Root.GetName] has seen a current of republican ideals recently. Statists have viewed this as a sign that our nation may very well be on its way towards their goal of a full-fledged republic, with some even going as far as praising the Prince of Orange for permitting this shift. Regardless of how much truth there is to this, our recent political maneuvering keeps the dream of the Dutch Republic alive.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_orangists_in_power = yes
  • Country flag supported_statists is set
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
Perhaps, one day...
  • Clear country flag supported_statists
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.1
  • Gain Republican tradition.png 500 republican tradition

Msg event.pngNo Taxes for Tyrants

----

The Orangists already wield great influence over the [Root.GetAdjective] rule, and the latest developments in the political arena have only served to strengthen their grip on our supposed republic. Some of our previously loyal subjects have taken this as a sign that the priorities of [Root.GetName] have shifted and that a time is coming when tax money will be wasted on vain pursuits of noble families. Down this road, they claim, lie only petty wars and tyranny. In protest, many people are refusing to pay taxes to support this government.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_orangists_in_power = yes
  • Country flag supported_orangists is set
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
What do they know of our ambitions?
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
  • Gain country modifier "No Taxes for Tyrants" for 1825 days

Msg event.pngSic Semper Tyrannis

----

The reign of [Root.Monarch.GetName] is all but absolute. The Princes of Orange have secured power over [Root.GetName] for a long time ahead. Everything points to the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] ruling for [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] entire life.

$SPYMASTER$, one of [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] closest advisors, agrees with this assessment. This is a person fiercely loyal to their country, so loyal, in fact, that they would personally take the life of anyone who threatens the republic. In a recent meeting with a few carefully selected people, $SPYMASTER$ let it be known that the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] [Root.Monarch.GetHerHim]self and the Orangists' stranglehold on the rulership is perhaps the biggest threat of all. $SPYMASTER$ can assure that the lifetime rule will be a short one.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • statists_vs_orangists = 0.9
  • Has Advisor Spymaster.png Spymaster advisor
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
We must act, for the Republican cause.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.75
  • Ruler dies
  • Lose Republican tradition.png 1 000 republican tradition
Event button 547.png
$SPYMASTER$, I believe you just committed high treason.
  • (custom tooltip - delete this line)
  • Advisor Spymaster dies
  • Gain Republican tradition.png 300 republican tradition

Msg event.pngRepublican Ideals Betrayed

----

The Princes of Orange command almost unquestioned loyalty. Free elections seem to be a thing of the past, despite our nation calling itself a republic. The Statists are no longer the only ones who question the integrity of republican institutions in [Root.GetName]; rather, it's growing increasingly uncommon to refer to these concepts at all. However noble the goals of our [Root.Monarch.GetTitle], the underpinnings of our government form are slipping away.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • statists_vs_orangists = 0.9
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
We'll replace them with ideals of our own design.
  • Lose Republican tradition.png 500 republican tradition

Msg event.pngSuggest Act of Seclusion

----

There is peace between us and the Dutch Republic... for now. The final terms of the truce were largely agreed upon when the war ended, but some room for negotiation still remains. We know that the current rulers are interested in weakening the position of the Orangists, a faction within the republic seeking to grant power to a house of nobles.

If we were to put forward a suggestion for an Act to keep the next Prince of Orange away from political power, it could serve both to improve our diplomacy with the current administration and ensure that there won't be a king on their throne to lead them into another war against us.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Was at war within the last 3 months
  • The country has a truce with another country
  • Any known country:
    • Has a truce with (Our country)
    • Government is Dutch Republic
    • is_statists_in_power = yes
    • None of:
      • Country flag accepted_act_of_seclusion is set
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
This would be a good way to start anew.
  • One random known country:
    • Limited to:
      • Has a truce with (Our country)
      • Government is Dutch Republic
      • is_statists_in_power = yes
    • Trigger country event "Act of Seclusion" in 7 days
Event button 547.png
We have no reason to support the current administration.
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige

Msg event.pngAct of Seclusion

----

The war with [From.GetName] was over, we thought all matters were settled. Negotiations have drawn out over some minor issues, but everything changed this week, when [From.GetAdjective] representatives suggested a new clause. To our surprise, one favorable to the republic.

To weaken the Orange family's position politically, they want us to pass an Act to keep future Princes of Orange from the office of [Root.Monarch.GetTitle]. What motive they have for this is not yet clear, but even if such an Act may not last forever, it would considerably strengthen the Statist rule... if this is handled with discretion.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


Event button 547.png
We know how to be discrete.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.75
  • Set country flag supported_statists
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 stability
  • Gain country modifier "Act of Seclusion" for 7300 days
  • Set country flag accepted_act_of_seclusion
Event button 547.png
It's unthinkable that we'd accept such a demand from our enemies!
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.25
  • Set country flag supported_orangists
  • Clear country flag supported_statists
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 prestige

Msg event.pngUnbreakable Bonds

----

[Root.GetName] may be a republic, but we still maintain enough power through blood for marriage ties to be a factor in our relationship with other nations. Even so, the more fluid the rulership, the less tangible these ties become.

Nations who are normally pleased with the Statist administration now worry about the prospect that their ties to the [Root.GetAdjective] powers may be weakening as the nation leaves its hereditary traditions behind. They want to make sure influential families retain some power... including the Orange family.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_statists_in_power = yes
  • Has at least Royalmarriage.png 1 royal marriage
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
They are falling behind the times, but we won't.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.25
  • Set country flag supported_statists
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
  • Every known country:
    • Limited to:
      • Has a royal marriage with (Our country)
    • Gain opinion modifier "Uncertain about strength of marriage ties" towards (Our country)
Event button 547.png
Cede some power to ensure a stable bond.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.25
  • Set country flag supported_orangists
  • Clear country flag supported_statists
  • Every known country:
    • Limited to:
      • Has a royal marriage with (Our country)
    • Gain opinion modifier "Ensured our royal marriage through a stable rule" towards (Our country)

Msg event.pngOrangist Ties in the Army

----

The Statist rulers have succeeded in making institutions of [Root.GetName] increasingly representative, but one institution that has resisted recent changes is the army. One of our generals belongs to a family of nobles who have strong ties to the House of Orange and has been sabotaging our efforts to oust the Orange loyalists from high-ranking military positions.

Now, he's gone even further and wants one of his relatives, also an Orangist, to act as advisor to the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle]. While this young person seems like a talented commandant, we would loathe giving them influence.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_statists_in_power = yes
  • At least one of:
    • num_of_generals = 1
    • num_of_conquistadors = 1
  • Ruler is a Ruler general general
  • None of:
    • num_of_admirals = 1
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
Send this general somewhere they won't return from.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.25
  • Set country flag supported_statists
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
  • kill_leader = {
type = random }
  • Gain Military power.png 50 military power
Event button 547.png
Let this commandant come to us and we'll see what comes of it.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.25
  • Set country flag supported_orangists
  • Clear country flag supported_statists
  • Gain Advisor Commandant.png Commandant advisor

Msg event.pngNobles Look to the House of Orange

----

Belief in the virtue of hereditary power tends to be strong among those who have themselves inherited their power. Local nobles in [Root.GetName] don't see that connection and argue that their wish to see the House of Orange in power is grounded in their concern for national unity and stability.

Governing those who don't believe in what we are trying to achieve is not easy. Sometimes direct conflict cannot be avoided. Sometimes it can be avoided, but at a price.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_statists_in_power = yes
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
They are subjects of the republic like everyone else!
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.25
  • Set country flag supported_statists
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
  • One random owned province:
    • Noble rebels.png Noble rebels (size 1) rise in revolt
Event button 547.png
We'll pay that price and cede what power we need to.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.25
  • Set country flag supported_orangists
  • Clear country flag supported_statists
  • Gain country modifier "Increased Aristocracy" for 1825 days

Msg event.pngSuccesses of the Republic

----

The Statist rule has strengthened recently, which we can only interpret as a sign that the republic is the future. The successes of [Root.GetName], the increased trade economy and qualified administration, could only have happened to a federation of provinces like ours.

By giving up some of the dictatorial control the kings of old insisted on, we have achieved things that would have been impossible for them. Now is the time to show our confidence in these ideas by relinquishing some of our control in favor of freedom.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_statists_in_power = yes
  • Country flag supported_statists is set
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
This is a testament to [Root.GetName]'s greatness!
  • Gain Prestige.png 20 prestige
  • Lose Administrative power.png 25 administrative power
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power
  • Clear country flag supported_statists
Event button 547.png
Republicanism is an idea worth our dedication.
  • Gain Republican tradition.png 500 republican tradition
  • Lose Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
  • Clear country flag supported_statists

Msg event.pngA Country Without a King

----

The recent increase in support for the Orangist faction has sparked a discussion about how our republic is viewed by other nations. A country with a weak monarch may be regarded as easy prey and unworthy of respect. What does this mean for a country lacking a monarch altogether?

The Orangists claim to have the answer. For our nation to be a contender on the international arena, the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] must show [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] ability to unite and rule. Vain power displays are normally considered a waste, but perhaps one would be necessary now.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_statists_in_power = yes
  • Country flag supported_orangists is set
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
Let the tyrants view us how they wish.
  • Lose Prestige.png 5 prestige
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
Event button 547.png
We'll show them that our [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] is as strong as any king.
  • Lose Administrative power.png 10 administrative power
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 10 diplomatic power
  • Lose Military power.png 10 military power
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists

Msg event.pngThe Orange Road to Glory

----

The victory of the opposition in the latest struggles between Statist and Orangist interests has turned out to unexpectedly benefit [Root.GetName]. Nobles who had taken modest interest in military matters before are now hoping for a future where a Prince of Orange can lead our people to glory. They see a bright and proud future for the [Root.GetAdjective] republic, and whether or not they are right, this will benefit our military with much-needed leadership.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_statists_in_power = yes
  • Country flag supported_orangists is set
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
Direct the Orange supporters to the army.
  • Gain Army tradition.png 10 army tradition
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.1
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists
Event button 547.png
Direct the Orange supporters to the navy.
  • Gain Navy tradition.png 10 navy tradition
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.1
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists

Msg event.pngGenerals Doubt the Administration

----

Republican rule is frequently about compromise, finding a middle ground so a decision can be made. Sometimes, it isn't. In the last conflict between Orangist and Statist interests, when the administration came out victorious, some nobles saw this as a sign that the republican rulers have grown unreasonable and presumptuous.

Morale among the soldiers in our nation may remain high, but some generals are losing faith in the [Root.GetAdjective] cause. Wrong as they might be, our military strength will suffer from their lacking leadership.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • is_statists_in_power = yes
  • Country flag supported_statists is set
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
They'll see reason and see that we see it.
  • Gain country modifier "Distrust Among the Nobles" for 1825 days
  • Clear country flag supported_orangists

Msg event.pngThe Coup

----

$ARMY_ORGANISER$$COMMANDANT$$QUARTERMASTER$$GRAND_CAPTAIN$$RECRUITMASTER$ is a person of action. That is why they were employed by the administration and how they have continued to hold the position as [Root.GetName]'s chief military advisor despite being a well-known supporter of the Orangist cause. Now, their actions have turned against us.

Claiming that unquestioned strength of the Statists is ruining [Root.GetName], $ARMY_ORGANISER$$COMMANDANT$$QUARTERMASTER$$GRAND_CAPTAIN$$RECRUITMASTER$ has rallied others who find their power threatened by the ruling faction behind them and now attempts to stage a coup and take power. Now it is up to us to take action or to let this happen.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • None of:
    • statists_vs_orangists = 0.1
  • At least one of:
    • Has Advisor Army Organiser.png Army Organizer advisor
    • Has Advisor Commandant.png Commandant advisor
    • Has Advisor Quartermaster.png Quartermaster advisor
    • Has Advisor Grand Captain.png Grand Captain advisor
    • Has Advisor Master recruiter.png Master Recruiter advisor
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
For the House of Orange.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 1
  • Ruler dies
  • Lose Republican tradition.png 1 500 republican tradition
Event button 547.png
For the Republic!
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • Has Advisor Army Organiser.png Army Organizer advisor
    • Advisor Army Organizer dies
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • Has Advisor Commandant.png Commandant advisor
    • Advisor Commandant dies
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • Has Advisor Quartermaster.png Quartermaster advisor
    • Advisor Quartermaster dies
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • Has Advisor Grand Captain.png Grand Captain advisor
    • Advisor Grand Captain dies
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • Has Advisor Master recruiter.png Master Recruiter advisor
    • Advisor Master Recruiter dies
  • Capital:
    • Noble rebels.png Noble rebels (size 2) rise in revolt
  • Gain Republican tradition.png 500 republican tradition

Msg event.pngNo Consensus

----

In certain questions in the States-General, compromise is required for the republic to operate efficiently. When the representatives can't come to an agreement, our nation can't be governed. Our efforts to ensure that [Root.GetName] can't be ruled centrally with an iron fist have been successful; however, this also means that consensus has to be arranged through political maneuvering rather than authority. Sometimes, it can't be arranged at all.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • None of:
    • statists_vs_orangists = 0.1
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
Is the republic descending into anarchy?
  • Lose Administrative power.png 25 administrative power
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power
  • Lose Military power.png 25 military power

Msg event.pngGeneral Demands Control

----

Throughout the ages, war has often been the time when the rule of the many gave way to the rule of the few. Being aware of this, we are reluctant to make too many concessions in power to the military even now that our nation goes to battle.

A general who has been crucial in our successes so far, at least in his own version of events, is now in conflict with representatives of the republic on the future course of action. His military expertise is beyond question, but strong-arming Statists to go along with his plans would weaken their political position in [Root.GetName].


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • Is at war
  • At least one of:
    • num_of_generals = 1
    • num_of_conquistadors = 1
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
The States-General will have to comply to ensure victory.
  • Gain country modifier "supported_orangists_in_war" for 3650 days
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.25
  • Gain Army tradition.png 10 army tradition
  • Gain Military power.png 100 military power
Event button 547.png
We will hold on to our ideals in the face of terror!
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.1
  • Lose Icon war exhaustion.png 2.5 war exhaustion
  • Gain Republican tradition.png 200 republican tradition

Msg event.pngOrangists Rally Nobles To War

----

We are at war, but not just any war. Our enemy is not only one of current circumstance, but a hated rival of [Root.GetName]. At times such as this, the provinces are united against a common threat, and nobles are eager to lead them into battle. Who better to lead than the Prince of Orange?

While allowing the Orange family to rally other nobles and the common people to war would strengthen combat morale, the Statist are not fools. They know that the effects of this unity will linger beyond the war and that Orangists will be reluctant to let go of any power they are granted, even for the best of causes.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • Is at war
  • Any rival:
    • Is at war with (Our country)
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
The House of Orange has led our nation to victory before.
  • Gain country modifier "supported_orangists_in_war" for 3650 days
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.25
  • Gain country modifier "Orangists Unite Nobles Against Rival" for 1825 days
Event button 547.png
We cannot forsake the republican cause for this.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.1
  • Lose Icon war exhaustion.png 2.5 war exhaustion

Msg event.pngStatists Demand Return to Status Quo

----

The war is over, greatly aided by the efforts of the Orangists, who are still enjoying popular support from these actions and retaining much of the power granted to them. Statists who were willing to make concessions to the family during wartime are now demanding a return to how things were before the war. Anything less, they argue, would be tantamount to giving control over the country to whoever leads it into battle, throwing away the representative institutions the republic is so proud of.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • Is not at war
  • Has country modifier "supported_orangists_in_war"
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
Things must return to how they were.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.25
  • Lose Military power.png 100 military power
Event button 547.png
They fought our war, let them keep their power.
  • Lose Republican tradition.png 500 republican tradition

Msg event.pngRebuilding the Republic

----

The war took its toll on [Root.GetName]. The people fought hard, and while some may feel pride in the scars our republic will carry from this struggle, more have been reminded of the brutality of warfare. The Statists see a chance to seek support for their cause among those who share these sentiments, arguing that a True Republic need not go to war and has no wish to. This could alleviate concerns people have about the future, but that future would likely belong to the Statists.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • Is not at war
  • Icon war exhaustion.png War exhaustion is at least 7
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
Let us rebuild these ideals, for the people of [Country].
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.25
  • Lose Icon war exhaustion.png 5 war exhaustion
Event button 547.png
The Prince of Orange could lead us to victory in the future.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.1

Msg event.pngInterest van [Root.GetName]

----

[Root.GetName] has been a key point for merchants and international trade for as long as anyone can remember, but the key to this success has been a point of contention. Recently, an economic theorist from the area has argued, in his work 'Interest of [Root.GetName] and the motives for its prosperity', that the republican government form is part of the reason the province has thrived, suggesting that with the right political environment, this good fortune could spread throughout [Root.Owner.GetName].


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • At least one of:
    • Has province modifier "Coastal Center of Trade"
    • Has province modifier "River Estuary"
  • Province owner:
    • Government is Dutch Republic
Mean time to happen

1000 months


Event button 547.png
A sensible conclusion.
  • Province owner:
    • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.15
Event button 547.png
Their interests aren't necessarily those of other [Root.Owner.GetAdjective].
  • Gain province modifier "Local Regenten Upset" for 1095 days

Msg event.pngConcerns from our Border

----

Some of our nation's frontiers are looking across the border with pride or ambitions of conquest. Others with fear. Bordering a nation which may threaten our sovereignty has led some influential local leaders to support Statist agendas in the republic, hoping to avoid a Prince of Orange leading the nation who may seek to expand the [Root.GetAdjective] borders and cause unnecessary conflict with our stronger neighbor.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Government is Dutch Republic
  • Any neighbouring country:
    • None of:
      • Opinion of (Our country) is at least 0
    • Our country:
      • is_threat = PREV
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here) 1 day


Event button 547.png
With their support, our future may hold perpetual peace.
  • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.15
Event button 547.png
These cowards don't deserve to be heard!
  • One random owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Any neighbouring province:
        • Province owner:
          • None of:
            • Opinion of (Our country) is at least 0
          • Our country:
            • is_threat = PREV
    • Gain province modifier "Local Regenten Upset" for 1095 days

Msg event.pngThe Ambitions of [Root.GetName]

----

Being a border province does not seem to be a cause for concern among the nobles of [Root.GetName]. Conversely, they believe that our neighbors should be the ones to be concerned, as we might very well decide that their lands would be better off under the rule of [Root.GetName] or as Generality Lands of the republic. The people across the border seem to have seen this coming, since they appear to fear the might of [Root.Owner.GetName], particularly with an ambitious Prince of Orange in power.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Province owner:
    • Government is Dutch Republic
  • Any neighbouring province:
    • Province owner:
      • None of:
        • Opinion of (Our country) is at least 0
      • is_threat = ROOT
Mean time to happen

1000 months


Event button 547.png
They'll have reason to fear us.
  • Province owner:
    • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.15
Event button 547.png
Our nation is just as powerful, if in other ways, when ruled by others.
  • Gain province modifier "Local Nobles Upset" for 1095 days

Msg event.pngThe Plans of [Root.GetName]

----

Having to share a border with a nation we have declared open rivalry and hostility against could lead people to be contemptuous, but the good citizens of [Root.GetCapitalName] have managed to hide their contempt well.

Instead, the local nobles have secretly started to draft plans of expansion into the lands of our enemy, plans that they believe might be put into action if [Root.Owner.GetName] would only have a leader who thought of the nation's glory first and political games second. They have little respect for the efforts of republicans, but believe that the Prince of Orange might support their ambitions.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Province owner:
    • Government is Dutch Republic
  • Any neighbouring province:
    • Province owner:
      • None of:
        • Opinion of (Our country) is at least 0
      • is_enemy = ROOT
Mean time to happen

1000 months


Event button 547.png
He just might.
  • Province owner:
    • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.15
Event button 547.png
War is the concern of the States-General, not of local nobles.
  • Gain province modifier "Local Nobles Upset" for 1095 days

Msg event.pngDebate in [Root.GetCapitalName]

----

[Root.GetName] is one of the central provinces forming the backbone of our republic, and their representatives' opinions are valued in the States-General. Recent developments in [Root.GetCapitalName] have favored the opposition, leading to questions on which local faction we should seek to support. An upcoming debate could give us a chance to turn the tide, but the opposition may not take kindly to us putting a stop to their gains.


 
Trigger conditions
  • DLC Res Publica.png Res Publica is active
  • Province owner:
    • Government is Dutch Republic
    • Capital:
      • Province is in Low Countries region
  • At least one of:
    • Province is Zeeland
    • Province is Amsterdam
    • Province is Utrecht
    • Province is Gelre
    • Province is Friesland
Mean time to happen

1000 months


Event button 547.png
Send someone to argue in favor of Orangists.
  • Province owner:
    • change_statists_vs_orangists = 0.15
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • Province owner:
        • is_statists_in_power = no
    • Gain province modifier "Local Regenten Upset" for 1095 days
Event button 547.png
Send someone to argue in favor of Statists.
  • Province owner:
    • change_statists_vs_orangists = -0.15
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • Province owner:
        • is_orangists_in_power = no
    • Gain province modifier "Local Nobles Upset" for 1095 days