English Civil War

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English Civil War
England is being torn apart by a conflict between Parliamentarians and Royalists.

The English Civil War[1] is a Disaster.png disaster in Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England during the Age of Absolutism.png ‘Age of Absolutism’.

Contents

Prerequisites[edit]

It’s the   ‘Age of Absolutism’ and this country:

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

Monthly progress starts if Monthly progress halts if
  Great Britain or   England:
  • does not have an ongoing disaster.
  • has any of the following:
Monthly progress   Great Britain or   England:
+1.0% has a legitimacy of less than 50.
+1.0% has a stability of less than 0.
+1.0% has “Support Ruling Dynasty” as the current debate.
+1.0% has a war exhaustion of at least 5.
+0.5% has “Star Chamber" modifier.
  Great Britain or   England:
  • has a stability of 3.
  • has any of the following:
  • an ongoing disaster.
  • not an English Monarchy government.

Start[edit]

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

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 The English Civil War


The English Civil War (1642-1648) was the result of a long power struggle between the Stuart monarchs and the Puritan-led Parliament. Intensification of royal judicial procedures (Star Chamber) and demands for taxes (1635, money for naval construction) were faced by Parliamentary opposition (summary of grievances in the 1641 Grand Remonstrance) and execution of royal advisors. The arrest of John Pym, the Puritan leader and the Catholic uprising in Ulster (1641) sparked the war between the Royalists and the Parliament. The decisive reform and new model army of Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) led to the capture and execution of king Charles I (1649) and the establishment of the English Commonwealth, a military dictatorship controlled by a Lord Protector (Cromwell - 1653) and a reduced (Rump) Parliament. Following successful wars against Holland (1652-1654) and Spain (1654-1659), the monarchy would be re-established by General Monk in 1658, to the profit of Charles II Stuart (1660-1688), a fervent absolutist.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by
  • the start of the ‘English Civil War’ disaster.

Immediate effects

  Great Britain or   England:

  • loses  3 stability.

  Peasants (size 1) rise in revolt in a random owned province of Britain (except Ireland) without stationed units that is not the capital.


 
Parliamentarians

  Great Britain or   England:

(hidden) If the   ‘Rights of Man’ is enabled
  • then Oliver Cromwell gets the ‘Strict’ personality.

  Pretender rebels (size 3) rise in revolt in a random owned province of Britain (except Ireland) without stationed units that is not the capital.
The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

 
Royalists

  Great Britain or   England:

  • loses  25% manpower (from maximum).

  Pretender rebels (size 3) with the leader Oliver Cromwell rise in revolt in a random owned province of Britain (except Ireland) without stationed units that is not the capital.
The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

While the disaster is ongoing   Great Britain or   England gets:

  •  +9 national unrest

Also the following events are triggered by a monthly pulse.

Monthly events[edit]

The weight for each monthly event is 100 while the weight that no event is triggered is 1000.

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 Self-denying Ordinance and New Model Army


In 1645 the Parliament agreed to pass the Self-denying Ordinance which deprived members of the Parliament from holding command in the army or the navy during the English Civil War. The armed forces were re-organized into the New Model Army under the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax. At the battles of Naseby and Langport the new Parliamentarian army destroyed the main army of Royalists.


 
Trigger conditions

  Great Britain or   England:

This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


 
Pass the Ordinance and reform the army

  Great Britain or   England gets:

  • the modifier “New Model Army” for 10 years giving:
    •   +10% morale of armies
    •   +10% morale of navies
    •   −10% national manpower modifier
    •   +1 national unrest

The AI ​​chooses this option in 90% of cases.

 
It is not needed

  Great Britain or   England:

  • gains   2000 manpower
If this country has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains  1 stability,
  • else it gains  50 administrative power.

The AI ​​chooses this option in 10% of cases.

id

 New Model Army


It has long been the practice to give command of the armies to members of the aristocracy. These noble officers are often not professional soldiers and their quality vary. A proposition to reform the army and its leadership into a full-time professional force has been suggested. Part of it would be to pass an Ordinance to deprive the members of Parliament from holding command in the army or navy.


 
Trigger conditions

  Great Britain or   England:

This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


 
Pass the Ordinance and reform the army

  Great Britain or   England gets:

  • the modifier “New Model Army” for 20 years giving:
    •   +10% morale of armies
    •   +10% morale of navies
    •   −10% national manpower modifier
    •   +1 national unrest

The AI ​​chooses this option in 90% of cases.

 
It is not needed

  Great Britain or   England:

  • gains   2000 manpower
If this country has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains  1 stability,
  • else it gains  50 administrative power.

The AI ​​chooses this option in 10% of cases.

id

 Treaty with the Scots


Several prominent Scottish noblemen have been approached by the Royalists seeking support for their side in the Civil War. They promise us to keep out of the war on the condition of the establishment of Protestantism in Scotland. Otherwise they will give their support to the Royalists.


 
Trigger conditions

  Great Britain or   England:

Scotland does not exist.
This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


 
Give in to their demands

Every owned Catholic province in the Highland and Lowlands changes its religion to Protestant.
The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

 
Who are they to demand anything!

  Pretender rebels (size 1) rise in revolt in every owned province in the Highland and Lowlands.
The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

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 Treaty with the Scots


Several prominent Scottish noblemen have been approached by the Parliamentarians seeking support for their side in the Civil War. They promise us to keep out of the war on the condition of the establishment of Protestantism in Scotland. Otherwise they will give their support to the Parliamentarians.


 
Trigger conditions

  Great Britain or   England:

Scotland does not exist.
This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


 
Give in to their demands

Every owned Catholic province in the Highland and Lowlands changes its religion to Protestant.
The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

 
Who are they to demand anything!

  Pretender rebels (size 1) rise in revolt in every owned province in the Highland and Lowlands.
The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

id

 The Rebellion in Wales


Nobles in Wales have declared for the Royalists and are gathering an army to expel any Parliamentarian troops. What's worse is that many of our local garrisons in Wales claim to be unpaid and are threatening to mutiny and join the revolters.


 
Trigger conditions

  Great Britain or   England:

  • had chosen option “Parliamentarians” of the event ‘The English Civil War’.
  • owns at least 1 province in Wales with an unrest of at least 1.

This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


 
Pay them

  Great Britain or   England:

  • pay  25% years of income.

The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

 
Let them revolt

  Pretender rebels (size 2) rise in revolt in every owned province in Wales with an unrest of at least 1.
The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

id

 The Rebellion in Wales


Nobles in Wales have declared for the Parliamentarians and are gathering an army to expel any Royalist troops. What's worse is that many of our local garrisons in Wales claim to be unpaid and are threatening to mutiny and join the revolters.


 
Trigger conditions

  Great Britain or   England:

  • had chosen option “Royalists” of the event ‘The English Civil War’.
  • owns at least 1 province in Wales with an unrest of at least 1.

This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


 
Pay them

  Great Britain or   England:

  • pay  25% years of income.

The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

 
Let them revolt

  Pretender rebels (size 2) rise in revolt in every owned province in Wales with an unrest of at least 1.
The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

id

 The Rebellion in Ireland


Nobles in Ireland have declared for the Royalists and are gathering an army to expel any Parliamentarian troops. What's worse is that many of our local garrisons in Ireland claim to be unpaid and are threatening to mutiny and join the revolters.


 
Trigger conditions

  Great Britain or   England:

  • had chosen option “Parliamentarians” of the event ‘The English Civil War’.
  • owns at least 1 province in Ireland with an unrest of at least 1.

This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


 
Pay them

  Great Britain or   England:

  • pay  25% years of income.

The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

 
Let them revolt
  •   Pretender rebels (size 1) rise in revolt in a random owned province of Leinster (area) with an unrest of at least 1.
  •   Pretender rebels (size 1) rise in revolt in a random owned province of Munster (area) with an unrest of at least 1.

The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

id

 The Rebellion in Ireland


Nobles in Ireland have declared for the Parliamentarians and are gathering an army to expel any Royalist troops. What's worse is that many of our local garrisons in Ireland claim to be unpaid and are threatening to mutiny and join the revolters.


 
Trigger conditions

  Great Britain or   England:

  • had chosen option “Royalists” of the event ‘The English Civil War’.
  • owns at least 1 province in Ireland with an unrest of at least 1.

This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


 
Pay them

  Great Britain or   England:

  • pay  25% years of income.

The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

 
Let them revolt
  •   Pretender rebels (size 1) rise in revolt in a random owned province of Leinster (area) with an unrest of at least 1.
  •   Pretender rebels (size 1) rise in revolt in a random owned province of Munster (area) with an unrest of at least 1.

The AI ​​chooses this option in 50% of cases.

id

 Pride's Purge


Pride's Purge took place in December 1648, during the Second English Civil War. Troops under the command of Colonel Thomas Pride forcibly removed from Parliament all those who were not supporters the New Model Army and its leaders.


 
Trigger conditions

This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


 
Execute those not loyal

  Pretender rebels (size 3) rise in revolt in a random owned province of Britain (except Ireland) that is not the capital.
The AI ​​chooses this option in 75% of cases.

 
Pardon them

  Great Britain or   England:

  • gains  25 prestige

  Pretender rebels (size 1) rise in revolt in a random owned province of Britain (except Ireland) that is not the capital.
The AI ​​chooses this option in 25% of cases.


Finishing conditions[edit]

If   Great Britain or   England:

  • has a stability of at least 1.
  • has an average unrest of less than 1.
  • has no revolts.
  • does not own rebel controlled provinces.

or

  •   pretender rebels enforce their demands.

then the disaster ends and the country loses the above-mentioned effects and the following event is triggered.

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 End of the English Civil War


The English Civil War is finally over as [Root.Monarch.GetName] and [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] supporters have crushed the opposing faction and entrenched their prefered type of government.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the end of the ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


Option conditions

 Enabled if:   Great Britain or   England:

 
Order has finally been restored by the Royalists.

  Great Britain or   England:

  • gains  10 absolutism.
  • gains  2 stability.
  • gains  50 prestige.

If the country is not a monarchy

  • then if the   ‘Dharma’ DLC is enabled
    • then it becomes a monarchy (Reform progress is refunded)
    • else it gets a Despotic Monarchy government.

 Enabled if:   Great Britain or   England:

 
Order has finally been restored by the Parliamentarists.

  Great Britain or   England:

  • gains  2 stability
  • gains  50 prestige

If Oliver Cromwell is not the ruler then this country gets the event ‘Parliamentarian Victory’.

Further events[edit]

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 Parliamentarian Victory


As the civil war that has plagued our land has come to an end we stand at a crossroad. Some feel that this would be the ideal time to re-establish a monarchy in our lands, albeit one governed by a strict constitution and laws to prevent the situation that lead to our recent turmoil. Others argue that the time has come to do away with the monarchy altogether and establish a modern republic built around the old principles of the English Parliament.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by
  • the event ‘End of the English Civil War’ option “Order has finally been restored by the Parliamentarists” if Oliver Cromwell was ruler.

 
Let us found a Constitutional Republic!

If   Great Britain or   England is not a republic

  • then the country becomes a republic (Reform progress is refunded).

If the   ‘Dharma’ DLC is not enabled

  Great Britain or   England

  • gains 100 government reform progress.

The AI ​​chooses this option in 25% of cases.

 
A modern Monarchy it is.

If   Great Britain or   England is not a monarchy

  • then the country becomes a monarchy (Reform progress is refunded).

  Great Britain or   England

If the   ‘Dharma’ DLC is not enabled

The AI ​​chooses this option in 75% of cases.

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 Legacy of Cromwell


With the death of our Lord Protector the question remains how our country should progress. Some feel that this would be the ideal time to re-establish a monarchy in our lands, albeit one governed by a strict constitution and laws to prevent the situation that lead to the Civil War we have just left behind us. Others argue that the time has come to do away with the monarchy altogether and establish a modern republic built around the old principles of the English Parliament.


 
Trigger conditions

  Great Britain or   England:

  • has not enacted the ‘Parliamentarism’ government reform.
  • had chosen option “Parliamentarians” of the event ‘The English Civil War’ and Oliver Cromwell died after the end of the English Civil War.
Mean time to happen

12 months


 
Let us found a Constitutional Republic!

If   Great Britain or   England is not a republic

  • then the country becomes a republic (Reform progress is refunded).

If the   ‘Dharma’ DLC is not enabled

  Great Britain or   England

  • gains 100 government reform progress.

The AI ​​chooses this option in 25% of cases.

 
A modern Monarchy it is.

If   Great Britain or   England is not a monarchy

  • then the country becomes a monarchy (Reform progress is refunded).

  Great Britain or   England

If the   ‘Dharma’ DLC is not enabled

The AI ​​chooses this option in 75% of cases.


Footnotes[edit]

  1. See in /Europa Universalis IV/common/disasters/english_civil_war.txt and for the events in /Europa Universalis IV/events/disaster_eng_civil_war.txt.