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French Wars of Religion

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French Wars of Religion
France is being torn apart by a string of religious civil wars.

The French Wars of Religion[1] is a Disaster.png disaster in Flag of France France during the Age of Reformation.png ‘Age of Reformation’.

Contents

PrerequisitesEdit

The country:

  • is   France
  • is  Catholic,  Protestant or  Reformed.
  • has not been force-converted.
  • did not have the   ‘Religious Turmoil’ disaster.
  • did not have this disaster before.

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

Monthly progress starts if Monthly progress halts if
  France:
  • does not have an ongoing disaster.
  • has less than   75% religious unity.
  • has not completed the Humanist idea group.
  • owns a European province that:
    • is  Catholic,  Protestant or  Reformed
    • but not following the state religion.

It is currently the   ‘Age of Reformation’.

Monthly progress   France
+2.0% has a hostile center of reformation.
+2.0% has   religious unity of less than 50%.
+1.0% has   religious unity of at least 50 % and less than 75%.
+1.0% has Religious ideas.
+1.0% has   stability of less than 0.
−1.0% has a friendly center of reformation.
at least one of the following is true:   France:
  • has an ongoing disaster.
  • has at least   75% religious unity.
  • has completed the Humanist idea group.

StartEdit

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

id

 Wars of Religion in France

----

The Wars of Religion in France lasted between 1562 and 1598. The first seven wars (1562-1563, 1567-1568, 1568-1570, 1572-1573, 1575-1577, 1577, 1579-1580) had common features: a split society between Catholics and Protestants, fragmented and erratic military operations, and peace edicts that were more like truces than real peace. The question of the royal succession put the very existence of the kingdom at stake, even dividing Catholics in opposing fractions. After 1589 and the murder of King Henry III, Spanish intervention transformed the civil war into an outright international conflict. The violence and hatred between Protestants and Catholics had increased all over France in the years 1562-1572. The powerful Duke of Guise (from the Lorraine province) set up a Catholic League to react against the Protestants and what he considered a weak royal power. Although he was assassinated on 23rd December 1588 upon the order of King Henry III, the League then openly revol...


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the start of the ‘French Wars of Religion’ disaster.


 
French Catholics

If   France is  Catholic:

  • then France:
    • loses  2 stability.
    • gets the modifier “French Catholics” for 20 years with the following effects:
      •   −2 tolerance of heretics,
      •   +1 tolerance of the true faith,
      •   +3 national unrest.
  • else France:
    • loses  4 stability.
    • gets the modifier “Support Heretics” for 20 years with the following effects:
      •   +4 tolerance of heretics,
      •   −2 tolerance of the true faith,
      •   +3 national unrest.
 
French Protestants

If   France is  Protestant:

  • then France:
    • loses  2 stability.
    • gets the modifier “French Protestants” for 20 years with the following effects:
      •   −2 tolerance of heretics,
      •   +1 tolerance of the true faith,
      •   +3 national unrest.
  • else France:
    • loses  4 stability.
    • gets the modifier “Support Heretics” for 20 years with the following effects:
      •   +4 tolerance of heretics,
      •   −2 tolerance of the true faith,
      •   +3 national unrest.
 
French Moderates

  France:

  • loses  1 stability.

While the disaster is ongoing   France gets the following events triggered by a monthly pulse.

Monthly eventsEdit

id

 Paris Worth...?

----

The armed religious conflicts that have plagued France during the last decade seems to be coming to an end. However, as long as the capital is held by religious fanatics, [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] [Root.Monarch.GetName]'s authority will be questioned. It has been suggested that if [Root.Monarch.GetName] would drop [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] support for the religious minorities and instead publicly embrace the [Root.Religion.GetName] faith, a way out of the conflict might be found.


 
Trigger conditions

The capital of   France:

  • is controlled by rebels.
  • follows the state religion.
  • has the modifier “Religious Fanatics”.[2]

All other provinces of   France:

  • are not controlled by rebels.

This event happens only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘French Wars of Religion’ disaster.


Option conditions

 Enabled if:   France is   Catholic:

 
Paris is worth a mass

  France:

  • gains  3 stability.
  • loses  50 prestige.
  • loses the modifier “Support Heretics”.
  • gets control over its capital.

The capital of France:

  • loses the modifier “Religious Fanatics”.

 Enabled if:   France is not Catholic:

 
Let's hope it is

  France:

  • gains  3 stability.
  • loses  50 prestige.
  • loses the modifier “Support Heretics”.
  • gets control over its capital.

The capital of France:

  • loses the modifier “Religious Fanatics”.

 Always enabled:

 
Never! Paris will fall by the sword!

  France:

  • loses  2 stability.
  • gains  25 prestige.
id

 Paris Worth...?

----

The armed religious conflicts that have plagued France during the last decade seem to be coming to an end. However, as long as the capital is held by religious fanatics, our authority will be questioned. Perhaps converting to the [Root.Capital.Religion.GetName] faith might be the way out of the conflict?


 
Trigger conditions

The capital of   France:

  • is controlled by rebels.
  • does not follow the state religion.
  • has the modifier “Religious Fanatics”.[2]

All other provinces of   France:

  • are not controlled by rebels.

This event happens only once.

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘French Wars of Religion’ disaster.


Option conditions

 Enabled if: the capital of   France is   Catholic:

 
Paris is worth a mass

  France:

  • gains  3 stability.
  • loses  50 prestige.
  • loses the modifier “French Catholics”.
  • changes its state religion to   Catholic.
  • gets control over its capital.

The capital of France:

  • loses the modifier “Religious Fanatics”.

 Enabled if: the capital of   France is not Catholic:

 
Let's hope it is

  France:

  • gains  3 stability.
  • loses  50 prestige.
  • loses the modifier “French Protestants”.
  • changes its state religion to the religion of its capital.
  • gets control over its capital.

 Always enabled:

 
Never! Paris will fall by the sword!

  France:

  • loses  2 stability.
  • gains  25 prestige.

Random eventsEdit

The weight that no event is triggered is 1000 and for each monthly event it is 100.

id

 The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

----

The unrest that led to the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1572 started with a failed assassination attempt on Admiral Gaspard de Coligny, the military and political leader of the Huguenots. In fear of Huguenot reprisals, King Charles IX decided to strike first and ordered the elimination of the Protestant leaders. The severely injured Coligny was dragged from his bed, killed and thrown out the window. Paris now exploded in a wave of popular violence as citizens began to hunt down and kill Protestants. Despite the king's attempts to stop it, the massacre lasted for three days. Charles also ordered his provincial governors to prevent further violence, but the massacre spread to another twelve cities, killing thousands of Huguenots.


 
Trigger conditions

  France:

  • controls its capital that:
    • follows the state religion.
Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘French Wars of Religion’ disaster.


 
Prevent the angry mobs

  France:

  • loses  3 stability.
 
Contain it to [Root.Capital.GetCapitalName]

  France

  • loses  1 stability.

The capital of France:

  • gets the modifier “Religious Massacre” for 5 years with the following effects:
    •   −25% local manpower modifier,
    •   −25% local tax modifier,
    •   +1% missionary strength.
 
Let it spread to the provinces

  France:

  • loses  1 stability.

The capital of France:

  • gets the modifier “Religious Massacre” for 5 years with the following effects:
    •   −25% local manpower modifier,
    •   −25% local tax modifier,
    •   +1% missionary strength.

If France owns

  1. at least 1 but less than 5
  2. at least 5 but less than 10
  3. at least 10

provinces that

  • are in France (region).
  • do not follow the state religion.
  • do not have the modifier “Religious Massacre”.

then

  1. 1 random province
  2. 2 random provinces
  3. 3 random provinces

of France that

  • are in France (region),
  • do not follow the state religion,
  • do not have the modifier “Religious Massacre”,

get the modifier “Religious Massacre” for 5 years with the following effects:

  •   −25% local manpower modifier,
  •   −25% local tax modifier,
  •   +1% missionary strength.

Note: All 3 requirements are checked in the order in which they are written.

id

 La Ligue catholique

----

The French Catholic League was founded by Henry I, Duke of Guise, in 1576. Its primary function was to defend the Catholic faith against the growing influence of Huguenots and keep Henry of Navarre off the throne. But it also suited Henry as a political tool to try and usurp the throne for himself. The League became a powerful player in the French Wars of Religion, often finding itself in conflict with both the Huguenots and the King.
How shall we respond to the formation of a [Root.Religion.GetName] League?


 
Trigger conditions

  France:

  • did not have this event before.
Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘French Wars of Religion’ disaster.


 
Support a [Root.Religion.GetName] League
  • None
 
Distance ourselves from it
  • None
id

 Day of the Barricades

----

Day of the Barricades was a public uprising on 12 May 1588 in Catholic Paris against Henry III who was considered too moderate and hesitant in dealing with Protestants. It was led by the head of the Catholic League, Henri of Guise, who despite a royal interdict had returned to the city. The King called in several regiments of Swiss Guards and the Gardes-Françaises, an act that violated a Paris city privilege not to have foreign troops quartered in the city. After a rumor spread that Henri of Guise were to be arrested, a city militia quickly barricaded many streets, hindering the royal troops. Fearing for his own security, the King was forced to flee the city. From his new position of power, Henri of Guise forced the King to sign a new edict, where he promised to never conclude peace with the heretics.


 
Trigger conditions

  France:

The capital of France:

  • follows the state religion.
Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘French Wars of Religion’ disaster.


 
Flee from [Root.Capital.GetCapitalName]

  France:

  • loses  25 prestige.
 
Stay and fight!

  Religious zealots (size 2) rise up in revolt in the capital of France.

id

 The Assassination of Henri of Guise

----

After the Day of the Barricades Henry III refused to return to Paris out of fear for his own security. He had personally witnessed what a dangerous threat to the Crown the leader of the Catholic League, Henri of Guise, had become and now decided to strike back. On December 23, 1588, Henri and his brother, the Cardinal de Guise, were lured to a private meeting with the King at the Château de Blois. Entering the meeting room, the Kings guardsmen attacked Henri and stabbed him in the heart while others arrested the Cardinal who was killed shortly after. To rid himself of further opposition, the King had Henri's son arrested as well. The Catholic League now declared open war against the Crown and were supported by the Parliament of Paris, who brought criminal charges against the King. Henry III responded by joining forces with his cousin, Henry of Navarre.


 
Trigger conditions

  France:

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of the ‘French Wars of Religion’ disaster.


 
Assassinate him

  France:

  • gains  25 prestige.

If France owns

  1. at least 1 but less than 5
  2. at least 5 but less than 10
  3. at least 10

provinces that

then   Religious zealots (size 2) rise up in revolt in

  1. 1 random province
  2. 2 random provinces
  3. 3 random provinces

of France that

  • are in France (region),
  • do not follow the state religion.

Note: All 3 requirements are checked in the order in which they are written.

 
Condone the League's actions

  France:

  • loses  1 stability.
  • loses  25 prestige.

  Heretic rebels (size 3) rise up in revolt in 1 random province of France that:

  • is in France (region),
  • does not follow the state religion.

Finishing conditionsEdit

If   France:

then the disaster ends and the following event is triggered.

id

 End of the Wars of Religion in France

----

The armed religious conflicts that have plagued France during the last decade seem to finally be over. Our nation has been through a tumultuous time but seems to have come out of it stronger.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the end of the ‘French Wars of Religion’ disaster.


 
Blessed be the Lord

  France:

  • gains  4 stability.
  • gains  50 administrative power.
  • loses the modifier:
    • “French Catholics"
    • “French Protestants"
    • “Support Heretics"

The capital of France:

  • loses the modifier “Religious Fanatics".

Further eventsEdit

id

   Religious Fanatics

----

In reaction to what is seen as too weak a policy towards heretics, [Root.Owner.Religion.GetName] religious fanatics have risen up in [Root.GetName] to take matters into their own hands. Should they get control of the province there is risk of massacres and widespread destruction.


 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • does not follow the state religion.
  • does not have the modifier “Religious Violence”.
  • does not have the modifier “Religious Massacre”.
  • is not marked as having ‘religious fanatics’.[3]

  France:

  • has the ‘French Wars of Religion’ disaster ongoing.
Mean time to happen

120 months (scaled to 0.25 times the number of owned provinces)

Modifiers

  France:

  • supports heretic minority during the disaster: ×0.75
  • had the event ‘La Ligue catholique’ and chose to support
×0.75
  • has a stability
    • of less than 0: ×0.95
    • of less than −1: ×0.95
    • of −3: ×0.95

The province:

  • is not bordering a provinve of France that follows the state religion: ×2.00
  • is bordering a provinve of France that follows the state religion: ×0.95
  • has a local unrest
    • of at least 3: ×0.95
    • of at least 5: ×0.95
    • of at least 7: ×0.95
    • of at least 9: ×0.95
    • of at least 11: ×0.95

Immediate effects

The province is marked as having ‘religious fanatics’.[4]


 
Encourage these attacks...

If   France:

  • is  Catholic then
    •   Catholic zealots (size 2) rise up in revolt in the province.
  • is  Protestant then
    •   Protestant zealots (size 2) rise up in revolt in the province.
  • is  Reformed then
    •   Reformed zealots (size 2) rise up in revolt in the province.
 
They must be stopped

If   France:

  • is  Catholic then
    •   Catholic zealots (size 1) rise up in revolt in the province.
  • is  Protestant then
    •   Protestant zealots (size 1) rise up in revolt in the province.
  • is  Reformed then
    •   Reformed zealots (size 1) rise up in revolt in the province.
id

   Ravening Religious Fanatics

----

[Root.Owner.Religion.GetName] fanatics have taken control of [Root.GetName]. Many heretics have been murdered or forced to flee and vast amount of property has been burnt to the ground.


 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • does not follow the state religion.
  • does not have the modifier “Religious Violence”.
  • does not have the modifier “Religious Massacre”.
  • is marked as having ‘religious fanatics’.[5]
Is triggered only by

a lost siege against rebels.


Option conditions

 Enabled if: the province had the event ‘Religious Fanatics’ and chose the option “They must be stopped”:

 
When will this ever stop?

The province:

  • gets the modifier “Religious Violence” for 5 years with the following effects:
    •   −15% local manpower modifier,
    •   −15% local tax modifier.
  • is no longer marked as having ‘religious fanatics’.[6]

 Enabled if: the province had the event ‘Religious Fanatics’ and chose the option “Encourage these attacks...”:

 
[Root.Owner.Religion.GetName] is the true faith!

The province:

  • gets the modifier “Religious Massacre” for 5 years with the following effects:
    •   −25% local manpower modifier,
    •   −25% local tax modifier,
    •   +1% missionary strength.
  • is no longer marked as having ‘religious fanatics’.[6]
id

   Heretic Fanatics

----

Justified as self-defense against attacks from [Root.Owner.Religion.GetName] believers, heretic fanatics have risen up in [Root.GetName] to take matters into their own hands. Should they get control of the province there is risk of massacres and widespread destruction.


 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • follows the state religion.
  • does not have the modifier “Religious Violence”.
  • does not have the modifier “Religious Massacre”.
  • is not marked as having ‘heretic fanatics’.[7]

  France:

  • has the ‘French Wars of Religion’ disaster ongoing.
Mean time to happen

120 months (scaled to 0.25 times the number of owned provinces)

Modifiers

  France:

  • supports heretic minority during the disaster: ×0.75
  • had the event ‘La Ligue catholique’ and chose to support
×0.75
  • has a stability
    • of less than 0: ×0.95
    • of less than −1: ×0.95
    • of −3: ×0.95

The province:

  • is not bordering a provinve of France that follows the state religion: ×2.00
  • is bordering a provinve of France that follows the state religion: ×0.95
  • has a local unrest
    • of at least 3: ×0.95
    • of at least 5: ×0.95
    • of at least 7: ×0.95
    • of at least 9: ×0.95
    • of at least 11: ×0.95

Immediate effects

The province is marked as having ‘heretic fanatics’.[8]


 
Encourage these attacks...

  Heretic rebels (size 2) rise up in revolt in the province.

 
They must be stopped

  Heretic rebels (size 1) rise up in revolt in the province.

id

   Ravening Heretic Fanatics

----

Heretic fanatics have taken control of [Root.GetName]. Many [Root.Owner.Religion.GetName] followers have been murdered or forced to flee and vast amount of property has been burnt to the ground.


 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • does not follow the state religion.
  • does not have the modifier “Religious Violence”.
  • does not have the modifier “Religious Massacre”.
  • is marked as having ‘heretic fanatics’.[9]
Is triggered only by

a lost siege against rebels.


Option conditions

 Enabled if: the province had the event ‘Heretic Fanatics’ and chose the option “They must be stopped”:

 
When will this ever stop?

The province:

  • gets the modifier “Religious Violence” for 5 years with the following effects:
    •   −15% local manpower modifier,
    •   −15% local tax modifier.
  • is no longer marked as having ‘heretic fanatics’.[10]

 Enabled if: the province had the event ‘Religious Fanatics’ and chose the option “Encourage these attacks...”:

 
These [Root.Owner.Religion.GetName] followers must be rooted out!

The province:

  • gets the modifier “Religious Massacre” for 5 years with the following effects:
    •   −25% local manpower modifier,
    •   −25% local tax modifier,
    •   +1% missionary strength.
  • is no longer marked as having ‘heretic fanatics’.[10]
id

 Foreign Troops Intervene

----

[From.Monarch.GetTitle] [From.Monarch.GetName] of [From.GetName] is most concerned over the Religious Wars in France and has sent us a contingent of soldiers to help in our struggle to eradicate the heretics.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the event ‘French Wars of Religion’ option “Send troops to support France”.


 
Bless them!

If the country that has triggered this event:

  • had at least 12000 manpower but less than 20000 manpower then
  • had at least 20000 manpower then
id

 Foreign Troops Intervene

----

[From.Monarch.GetTitle] [From.Monarch.GetName] of [From.GetName] is most concerned over the Religious Wars in France and has sent a contingent of soldiers to help the heretics in their struggle.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the event ‘French Wars of Religion’ option “Send troops to fight France”.


 
May the Devil take them!

If the country owns a European province that

  • follows the state religion
  • is neighbouring a province of the country that triggered this event

then

  • if the country is Catholic
    • then   Protestant zealots rise up in revolt in a random province of the country that fulfills the above conditions
  • else if the country is Protestant or Reformed
    • then   Catholic zealots rise up in revolt in a random province of the country that fulfills the above conditions

else

  • if the country that triggered this event owns a European coastal province and the country owns a European province that
    • follows the state religion
    • has a port
  • then
    • if the country is Catholic
      • then   Protestant zealots rise up in revolt in a random province of the country that fulfills the above conditions
    • else if the country is Protestant or Reformed
      • then   Catholic zealots rise up in revolt in a random province of the country that fulfills the above conditions
  • else
    • if the country owns a European province that
      • follows the state religion
      • is not neighbouring a province of the country that triggered this event
    • then
      • if the country is Catholic
        • then   Protestant zealots rise up in revolt in a random province of the country that fulfills the above conditions
      • else if the country is Protestant or Reformed
        • then   Catholic zealots rise up in revolt in a random province of the country that fulfills the above conditions

The spawned rebels

  • are friendly to the country that has triggered this event
  • have size 2 if the country that has triggered this event had at least 20000 manpower
  • have size 1 if the country that has triggered this event had at least 12000 manpower but less than 20000 manpower
id

   Capital Lost

----

Paris has come under the control of religious fanatics! They have fortified the city and refuse to hand it back as long as [Root.Owner.Monarch.GetName] continues to support their enemies.


 
Trigger conditions

The province:

  • is a capital.
  • is owned by   France.
  • does not have the modifier “Religious Fanatics”.

If the province follows the state religion

  • then France has to support the heretic minority during the disaster.

If the province does not follow the state religion

  • then France has to support the state religion during the disaster.

There are no units in the province.
  France:

  • did not have this event before.
  • has the ‘French Wars of Religion’ disaster ongoing.
  • owns a province that does not follow the state religion.
Mean time to happen

24 months

Modifiers:

The province:

  • is controlled by rebels: ×0.5

 
How will I ever get it back?

If the capital of France is not controlled by rebels

  • then rebels become the controller of the province.

  Religious zealots (size 2) rise up in revolt in the capital of France.
The capital of France gets the modifier “Religious Fanatics” for 10 years with the following effects:

  •   +200% local defensiveness,
  •   −25% local missionary strength.
id

 Day of Retribution

----

During the tumultuous time of the French Wars of Religion, certain countries saw their chance to intervene in our internal affairs without much risk of retribution. With our internal conflicts finally put to rest, these countries will now learn that [Root.GetName] don't forget that easily...


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

At least 1 or the following:

  • France had the event ‘Paris Worth...?’ and chose the option “Paris is worth a mass” or “Let's hope it is” at least 30 days ago.
  • France had the event ‘Paris Worth...?’ and chose the option “Paris is worth a mass” or “Let's hope it is” at least 30 days ago.
  • France had the event ‘End of the Wars of Religion in France’ at least 30 days ago.
  • One of the relious rebel faction could enforce their demands at least 30 days ago.
Mean time to happen

12 months

Modifiers

France has a stability:

  • of at least 2: ×0.75
  • of 3: ×0.75

 
Now they will finally pay

  France:

Related eventsEdit

id

 French Wars of Religion

----

France has for years now been torn apart by a string of religious civil wars between the [FRA.Religion.GetName] [FRA.Monarch.GetTitle] [FRA.Monarch.GetName] and religious minorities. Should we take this chance to show our support for [FRA.GetName]? Or should we intervene on the minorities' side?


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  France:

  • has the ‘French Wars of Religion’ disaster ongoing.
  • owns a province in France (region) that:
    • does not follow the state religion.
Mean time to happen

300 months

Modifiers

The country is following the same religion as France, but is not Catholic: ×0.75


 
Send troops to support France

If the country:

  • has at least 12000 manpower but less than 20000 manpower then
    • the country loses  3000 manpower.
  • has at least 20000 manpower then
    • the country loses  5000 manpower.

  France:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Supported France” towards the country, worth  +30 opinion with a yearly decay of 3.
  • gets the  event ‘Foreign Troops Intervene’ in 10 days.
 
Send troops to fight France

If the country:

  • has at least 12000 manpower but less than 20000 manpower then
    • the country loses  3000 manpower.
  • has at least 20000 manpower then
    • the country loses  5000 manpower.

  France:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Supported French Rebels” towards the country, worth  −50 opinion with a yearly decay of 2.
  • gets the  event ‘Foreign Troops Intervene’ in 10 days.
 
Ignore the Wars in France
  • None

FootnotesEdit

  1. See in /Europa Universalis IV/common/disasters/french_wars_of_religion.txt and for the events in /Europa Universalis IV/events/disaster_french_wars_of_religion.txt.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The capital of France can get the modifier “Religious Fanatics” through the event ‘Capital Lost’.
  3. I.e. the province does not have the flag ‘religious_fanatics’.
  4. I.e. the province gets the flag ‘religious_fanatics’.
  5. I.e. the province has the flag ‘religious_fanatics’.
  6. 6.0 6.1 I.e. the flag ‘religious_fanatics’ is removed from the province.
  7. I.e. the province does not have the flag ‘heretic_fanatics’.
  8. I.e. the province gets the flag ‘heretic_fanatics’.
  9. I.e. the province has the flag ‘heretic_fanatics’.
  10. 10.0 10.1 I.e. the flag ‘heretic_fanatics’ is removed from the province.