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Europa Universalis 4 Wiki:Tiers

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Countries in EU4 are divided into four tiers, with tier 1 having the highest quantity of flavor and priority and tier 4 with the least flavor and priority. The tiers reflect developer priorities in designing the game; they are not an in-game mechanic.

Tier 1[edit]

High flavor and behavior vital for gameplay.

  1. England/Great Britain
  2. France
  3. Ottoman Empire
  4. Castile/Spain
  5. Muscovy/Russia
  6. Sweden
  7. Portugal
  8. Austria

Tier 2[edit]

Fairly high flavor and behavior important for gameplay.

  1. Netherlands
  2. Poland/The Commonwealth
  3. Venice
  4. Ming/Qing
  5. Denmark
  6. Brandenburg/Prussia
  7. Persia
  8. Timurid/Mughals
  9. Japan

Tier 3[edit]

Medium flavor and behavior not essential for gameplay.

  1. Genoa
  2. Burgundy
  3. Lithuania
  4. Mamluks
  5. Vijayanagar
  6. Oman
  7. Lübeck
  8. Scotland
  9. Bavaria
  10. Ayutthaya
  11. Aragon
  12. Milan
  13. Korea
  14. Hungary
  15. Norway
  16. Novgorod
  17. Naples
  18. Bohemia
  19. Byzantium
  20. Ethiopia

Tier 4[edit]

All nations not mentioned will be tier 4 nations and can expect flavor comparable to EU2 + EU3


Please note that Paradox has added flavor and behavior to other countries as they expand the game with free updates and DLC. The first expansion, Conquest of Paradise, added flavor and new mechanics to Native American nations.

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