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’.

Prerequisites[edit]

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

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

Monthly progress starts if Monthly progress halts if
Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:
  • does not have an ongoing disaster.
  • has any of the following:
Monthly progress Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England 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.
Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England 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

id

Msg event.pngThe 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

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

  • loses Icon stability.png3 stability.

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


Event button 547.png
Parliamentarians

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

  • loses Manpower.png25% manpower (from maximum).
  • loses the modifier “Star Chamber".
  • will become a republic with Presidential Dictator government.
  • gets Oliver Cromwell with a military skill of 4 as new ruler and the current heir dies.
(hidden) If the Rights of Man.png ‘Rights of Man’ is enabled
  • then Oliver Cromwell gets the ‘Strict’ personality.

Pretender rebels.png 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.

Event button 547.png
Royalists

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

  • loses Manpower.png25% manpower (from maximum).

Pretender rebels.png 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 Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England gets:

  • National unrest.png+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.

id

Msg event.pngSelf-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

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

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


Event button 547.png
Pass the Ordinance and reform the army

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England gets:

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

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

Event button 547.png
It is not needed

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

  • gains Manpower.png 2000 manpower
If the country has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.

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

id

Msg event.pngNew 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

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
Pass the Ordinance and reform the army

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England gets:

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

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

Event button 547.png
It is not needed

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

  • gains Manpower.png 2000 manpower
If the country has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.

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

id

Msg event.pngTreaty 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

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

Scotland does not exist.
This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
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.

Event button 547.png
Who are they to demand anything!

Pretender rebels.png 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

Msg event.pngTreaty 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

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

Scotland does not exist.
This event fires only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘English Civil War’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
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.

Event button 547.png
Who are they to demand anything!

Pretender rebels.png 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

Msg event.pngThe 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

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England 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.


Event button 547.png
Pay them

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

  • pay Expenses.png25% years of income.

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

Event button 547.png
Let them revolt

Pretender rebels.png 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

Msg event.pngThe 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

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England 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.


Event button 547.png
Pay them

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

  • pay Expenses.png25% years of income.

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

Event button 547.png
Let them revolt

Pretender rebels.png 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

Msg event.pngThe 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

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England 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.


Event button 547.png
Pay them

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

  • pay Expenses.png25% years of income.

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

Event button 547.png
Let them revolt
  • Pretender rebels.png Pretender rebels (size 1) rise in revolt in a random owned province of Leinster (area) with an unrest of at least 1.
  • Pretender rebels.png 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

Msg event.pngThe 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

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England 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.


Event button 547.png
Pay them

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

  • pay Expenses.png25% years of income.

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

Event button 547.png
Let them revolt
  • Pretender rebels.png Pretender rebels (size 1) rise in revolt in a random owned province of Leinster (area) with an unrest of at least 1.
  • Pretender rebels.png 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

Msg event.pngPride'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.


Event button 547.png
Execute those not loyal

Pretender rebels.png 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.

Event button 547.png
Pardon them

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

  • gains Prestige.png25 prestige

Pretender rebels.png 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 Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England 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.png pretender rebels enforce their demands.

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

id

Msg event.pngEnd 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

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

Event button 547.png
Order has finally been restored by the Royalists.

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

  • gains Yearly absolutism.png10 absolutism.
  • gains Icon stability.png2 stability.
  • gains Prestige.png50 prestige.

If the country is not a monarchy

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

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

Event button 547.png
Order has finally been restored by the Parliamentarists.

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England:

  • gains Icon stability.png2 stability
  • gains Prestige.png50 prestige

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

Further events[edit]

id

Msg event.pngParliamentarian 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.

Event button 547.png
Let us found a Constitutional Republic!

If Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England is not a republic

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

If the Dharma.png ‘Dharma’ DLC is not enabled

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England

  • gains 100 government reform progress.

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

Event button 547.png
A modern Monarchy it is.

If Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England is not a monarchy

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

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England

If the Dharma.png ‘Dharma’ DLC is not enabled

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

id

Msg event.pngLegacy 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

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England 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


Event button 547.png
Let us found a Constitutional Republic!

If Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England is not a republic

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

If the Dharma.png ‘Dharma’ DLC is not enabled

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England

  • gains 100 government reform progress.

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

Event button 547.png
A modern Monarchy it is.

If Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England is not a monarchy

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

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain or Flag of England England

If the Dharma.png ‘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.