French events

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

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Msg event.pngThe Birth of a Permanent Taxation System


Charles VII remodeled French finances, established heavy taxation, particularly through the taille, a direct land tax. Extracting the wealth of the land has always been a tough nut to crack for the centralizing French kings. To tap the vast riches of the French lands new and improved taxation methods were needed time after time. Throughout history the methods used became more and more rationalized to optimize gains for the treasury. The Birth of a Permanent Taxation Systems was a major step towards this aim.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is before 1500
  • Owns province Paris
Mean time to happen

300 months


Event button 547.png
Issue it
  • Province Paris:
    • Gain Tax Base Icon.png 1 base tax
    • Gain province modifier "Permanent Tax System" for 10 years with the following effect:
      • Local unrest.png +5 local unrest
  • One random owned province in the French region that is not the capital:
    • Gain Tax Base Icon.png 1 base tax
    • Gain province modifier "Permanent Tax System" for 10 years with the following effect:
      • Local unrest.png +5 local unrest
Event button 547.png
Let it be
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.
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Msg event.pngThe State takes control of the Guilds


The word gilde, or ghilde, is but one of many terms used formerly in France and in the Low Countries to denote what the more modern word corporation stands for. In France and the Low Countries a guild was originally a sort of fraternity for common support, protection, and amusement. The members paid each a certain contribution to the common fund. After the end of the fifteenth century, under the despotic rule of the French kings, the guilds ceased to be a means of protection for a majority of their members. Their privileges became a means of filling the royal coffers at the expense of the employers.


 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

300 months


Event button 547.png
Take Control of the Guilds

Gain Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.33 years of income

Event button 547.png
Do not mess with the Guilds
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.
Event button 547.png
Give more control to the Guilds
  • Gain Administrative power.png 25 administrative power
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power
  • Gain Military power.png 25 military power
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Msg event.pngAcademie française


Cardinal Richelieu, a liberal patron of literature, created l'Academie française in 1636 in order to promote French language and literary pursuits. Although the scientific part of the academy never matched the literary one in fame, it did make a number of important scientific discoveries in the eighteenth century. It was French expeditions in 1735 and 1743, for instance, which established the oblate shape of the earth.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1600 or later
Mean time to happen

150 months


Event button 547.png
Yes, we need it
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.5 years of income
  • Gain country modifier "Académie française" for the rest of the campaign with the following effects:
    • Administrative technology cost -2.5% administrative technology cost
Event button 547.png
No, it's too expensive

Lose Prestige.png 5 prestige

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Msg event.pngThe Royal Musketeers


While overseeing the restructuring of our army the king has come up with an idea to form a military unit within Maison du Roi that would be open to the lower nobility, providing them with an opportunity to prove their military skill and loyalty to the crown.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Year is 1600 or later
  • Flag of France France:
    • Is a monarchy
    • Is not in a regency
    • Ruler's Military power.png military skill is at least 6
    • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
    • Administrative tech.png Administrative technology is at least 25
    • Has at least Gold Icon.png 300 ducats
    • Does not have the country modifier "fra_musketeers_timer"
  • Province Paris:
    • Is controlled by Flag of France France
    • Is owned by Flag of France France
    • Is the capital of Flag of France France
    • Is not under siege
    • Does not have the province modifier "Mousquetaires du Roi"
Mean time to happen

200 months


Immediate effects
  • Hidden effect:
    • Gain country modifier "fra_musketeers_timer" for 50 years

Event button 547.png
A splendid idea!
  • Lose Gold Icon.png 300 ducats
  • Gain Army professionalism.png +5.0 army professionalism
  • Province Paris:
    • Gain province modifier "Mousquetaires du Roi" for 100 years with the following effects:
      • Local manpower modifier.png +25% local manpower modifier
      • Local defensiveness.png +10% local defensiveness
      • National garrison growth.png +10% local garrison growth
Event button 547.png
I'd rather keep the money

None

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Msg event.pngRene Descartes


French mathematician, scientist and philosopher Rene Descartes has been called the father of modern philosophy because he was one of the first to oppose scholastic Aristotelianism. He began by methodically doubting knowledge based on authority the senses and reason then found certainty in the intuition that when he is thinking he exists - this he expressed in the famous statement 'I think therefore I am.' Descartes developed a dualistic system in which he distinguished radically between mind the essence of which is thinking and matter the essence of which is extension in three dimensions.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is between 1637 and 1660
Mean time to happen

50 months


Event button 547.png
Excellent
  • Gain Administrative power.png 30 administrative power
  • Gain Legitimacy.png 10 legitimacy
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Msg event.pngThe Commissioning of Versailles


The major influence which France did exert over the baroque age was one of courtly opulence. In 1669 Louis XIV (1638-1715) decided to convert an old hunting lodge at Versailles into a palace of unprecedented magnificence. It was completed in 1682, and the court moved there in 1683. There was not a kingly or princely court in Europe which could match Versailles for the opulence of its gilded interiors, its mirrors and chandeliers, with an appropriately matching flamboyance of courtly ceremony, and there was not a kingly or princely court in Europe which did not, either openly or secretly, aspire to match this model.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Flag of France France:
  • Year is between 1650 and 1700
Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
We need it for the Glory
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.5 years of income
  • Gain country modifier "Versailles" for the rest of the campaign with the following effects:
    • Prestige.png +0.25 yearly prestige
    • Legitimacy.png +0.5 yearly legitimacy
Event button 547.png
Such a project will not benefit us
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.
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Msg event.pngChambers of Reunion


Aiming at European hegemony and the rounding of French frontiers in the North and in the East (to the Rhine), Louis XIV had established the Chambers of Reunion, courts that advanced claims to Imperial lands. These expansionist policies were at first tolerated by France powerless neighbors. It reached its climax in 1681, with the annexation of the free city of Strasbourg in Alsace and the 1684 occupation of Luxembourg. The reunion was recognized by the Empire in the 1684 Truce of Regensburg, mostly because the Emperor was preoccupied by the Turkish menace (siege of Vienna in 1683) and this led to the creation of the anti-French League of Augsburg (1686).


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is between 1650 and 1750
  • Any neighbouring country:
    • None of:
    • Any owned province:
      • Culture is in French group
      • Any neighbouring province:
Mean time to happen

150 months


Event button 547.png
Make the Claim
  • Every neighbouring country:
    • Limited to:
      • None of:
      • Any owned province:
        • Culture is in French group
        • Any neighbouring province:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Claims Through Chambers of Union" towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png -50 opinion with a yearly decay of +1
    • Every owned province:
      • Limited to:
        • Culture is in French group
        • Any neighbouring province:
      • Flag of France France gains a claim on this province
  • Set country flag FRA_chambers_of_union
Event button 547.png
Let the matter fall
  • Every neighbouring country:
    • Limited to:
      • Any owned province:
        • Culture is in French group
        • Any neighbouring province:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Did Not Form Chambers of Union" towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png +30 opinion with a yearly decay of -1
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Msg event.pngVauban


Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban was a French military engineer who revolutionized the art of siege craft and defensive fortifications. He fought in all of France's wars of Louis XIV's reign (1643-1715) and went on frequent tours around the frontiers redesigning and improving numerous fortifications. His design for the fortification of Landau in Bavaria is sometimes reckoned as his greatest work.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is between 1681 and 1700
Mean time to happen

50 months


Event button 547.png
Excellent
  • Gain Military power.png 50 military power
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 prestige
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Msg event.pngSamuel de Champlain and the Hurons


Samuel de Champlain was sent by a man named Aymar de Clermont who had been given the privilege to establish a fur trading company by the king of France. During his travels Samuel de Champlain made friends with the Indians. He spent time with the Algonquin and Huron Indians exploring the area.


 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
Let us befriend the Hurons

Flag of Huron Huron:

  • Gain opinion modifier "Samuel de Champlain" towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png +50 opinion with a yearly decay of -1
Event button 547.png
Let us befriend the Iroquois

Flag of Iroquois Iroquois:

  • Gain opinion modifier "Samuel de Champlain" towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png +50 opinion with a yearly decay of -1
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Msg event.pngThe Eden Agreement


In 1786 William Pitt the Younger signed an important commercial agreement, the Eden Treaty, with France. It was in keeping with the argument made by the economist Adam Smith in his The Wealth of Nations (1776) that Britain should be less economically dependent on trade with America and become more adventurous in exploring trading opportunities in continental Europe.


 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Sign it
  • If:
    • Limited to:
    • Flag of England England:
      • Gain opinion modifier "The Eden Agreement" towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png +20 opinion with a yearly decay of -2
  • If:
Event button 547.png
Refuse to sign it
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige
  • If:
    • Limited to:
    • Flag of England England:
      • Gain opinion modifier "Refusal of the Eden Agreement" towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png -20 opinion with a yearly decay of +2
  • If:
    • Limited to:
    • Flag of Great Britain Great Britain:
      • Gain opinion modifier "Refusal of the Eden Agreement" towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png -20 opinion with a yearly decay of +2

The Hundred Years War[edit]

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Msg event.pngThe Surrender of Maine


In exchange for accepting the treaty of Tours in 1444 the county of Maine was promised to France. In practice, however, this has still not come to pass. No English governor wants to be remembered as the one to surrender Maine and in [Root.Capital.GetCapitalName] prominent nobles are claiming that our negotiator, William de la Pole, had no mandate to make this concession in the first place. French emissaries have repeatedly tried to remind us of this ever since the signing and [FRA.Monarch.GetName] has now finally taken matters in his own hands and shown up at the walls of Le Mans, demanding the city to surrender.
Unless we surrender Maine to the French we are very likely looking at a hasty resumption of hostilities.


 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

12 months


Event button 547.png
We must honor our obligations, even if it pains us.
  • Flag of France France gets country event "The Surrender of Maine"
  • Lose Prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 stability
Event button 547.png
We will not surrender an inch of territory to the French!
  • Flag of France France gets country event "The Surrender of Maine"
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Msg event.pngThe Surrender of Maine


In exchange for accepting the treaty of Tours in 1444 the county of Maine was promised to France. In practice however this has still not come to pass. The English have repeatedly evaded the question and it is becoming increasingly clear that many in the English camp are arguing that the treaty will not be honored. In one last attempt to force the question [Root.Monarch.GetName] has approached the county capital, Le Mans, himself and demanded the surrender of the city.
The local commander however shows no signs of intending to open the gates, despite not having a force strong enough to withstand an attack.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

“The Surrender of Maine” event option “We will not surrender an inch of territory to the French!”


Event button 547.png
Time to teach them how to war.
  • Flag of England England declares war on Flag of France France using Restoration of Union casus belli
  • Occupy province Maine
Event button 547.png
Let us back down.
  • Lose Prestige.png 10 prestige
  • The two countries sign a mutual truce
  • If Flag of Provence Provence exists, they gain opinion modifier "Gave Up on Maine" towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png −70 opinion with a yearly decay of +3
  • If DLC The Cossacks.png The Cossacks is active and the Nobility.png Nobility estate exists:
    • Nobility.png Nobility loses 10 loyalty
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Msg event.pngThe Surrender of Maine


In exchange for accepting the treaty of Tours in 1444 the county of Maine was promised to France. In practice however this has taken quite some time to materialize. The arrival of [Root.Monarch.GetName] [Root.Monarch.GetHerselfHimself] on the scene seems to have made the holdup go away however and finally Maine is now in our hands.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

“The Surrender of Maine” event option “We must honor our obligations, even if it pains us.”


Event button 547.png
Great!
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Cede province Maine to Flag of France France
  • Hidden effect:
    • Maine loses Local autonomy.png 50% local autonomy
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Msg event.pngThe End of the Hundred Years War


Louis XI benefited from the outcome of the hundred year war. The virtual destruction of the feudal nobility enabled him to unite France more solidly under the royal authority and to promote and ally with the middle class.


 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

12 months


Immediate effects
  • Hidden effect:
    • Set country flag had_end_of_HYW_france
    • If global flag eng_had_end_of_hundred_years_war is not set:
      • Flag of England England or Flag of Great Britain Great Britain, as appropriate, gets country event "The End of the Hundred Years War" in 1 day

Event button 547.png
Time to build a stronger nation
  • add_stability_or_adm_power = yes
  • Gain Administrative power.png 50 administrative power

Italian Wars[edit]

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Msg event.pngThe Anjou Claims to the Kingdom of Naples


In 1442 René of Anjou lost control of the Kingdom of Naples to the Trastamara dynasty. Though he would never reacquire the crown himself René continued to style himself King of Naples throughout his life. With René now gone the Anjou claims to the kingdom are looking increasingly inconsequential.
The Neapolitan Kingdom is not without its enemies however and some Italian princes have approached [Root.Monarch.GetName] suggesting that [Root.Monarch.GetSheHe] could claim the Kingdom of Naples for [Root.Monarch.GetHerselfHimself] by citing the marriage ties between King René and our own dynasty in the past as a pretext. Normally this would be seen as a very weak claim but due to the impopularity of the Neapolitan rulers this might be overlooked.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • None of:
    • Year is 1550 or later
  • None of:
    • Is the senior partner in a personal union with Flag of Naples Naples
  • None of:
  • At least one of:
    • Ruler is of de Valois dynasty
    • Ruler is of d'Anjou dynasty
  • Any country in the world:
    • At least one of:
    • Any owned province:
      • At least one of:
        • Is in Sicily area
        • Is in Lazio-Campania area
        • Is in Apulia area
        • Is in Calabria area
Mean time to happen

300 months


Event button 547.png
Let us claim what is rightfully ours!
  • Every province in the world:
    • Limited to:
      • At least one of:
        • Is in Sicily area
        • Is in Lazio-Campania area
        • Is in Calabria area
        • Is in Apulia area
      • At least one of:
    • Flag of France France gains a claim on this province
  • Every known country:
    • Limited to:
      • At least one of:
      • Any owned province:
        • At least one of:
          • Is in Sicily area
          • Is in Lazio-Campania area
          • Is in Calabria area
          • Is in Apulia area
    • Gain opinion modifier "Claimed Naples" towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png -75 opinion with a yearly decay of +1
  • Set country flag claimed_naples
Event button 547.png
Let us drop our claims for good!
  • Every known country:
    • Limited to:
      • At least one of:
      • Any owned province:
        • At least one of:
          • Is in Sicily area
          • Is in Lazio-Campania area
          • Is in Calabria area
          • Is in Apulia area
    • Gain opinion modifier "Did Not Claim Naples" towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png +30 opinion with a yearly decay of -3
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Msg event.pngFrench claims in Italy weakened


During the period 1524-1529 the French King experienced several setbacks. Not only did he start and lose several campaigns in Italy, but in 1525 he was also captured and brought to Madrid in chains where he had to denounce all his claims. It did not end with that though. Once set free, the French King refused to denounce his claims and again and again attacked in Italy. However, slowly he understood that the Italians would not accept a French monarch. For them belonging to a weak Holy Roman Empire was much better, and the French King also found that his opponents never had a problem with getting the majority of the lesser Italian states into their alliance. So at last after numerous fruitless wars the French King gave up his claims in Italy.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Is not at war
  • None of:
    • Italy:
  • Italy:
    • Flag of France France has a claim on this province
Mean time to happen

1000 months
Modifiers

  • Has had country flag claimed_naples for at least 3 650 days: ×0.75
  • Has had country flag claimed_naples for at least 7 300 days: ×0.5

Event button 547.png
No one seems to acknowledge our claims
  • Every known country:
    • Limited to:
      • Italy:
        • Province is owned by (Previously mentioned country)
        • Flag of France France has a claim on this province
    • Gain opinion modifier "Renounced Italian Claims" towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png +25 opinion with a yearly decay of -1
  • Italy:
    • Limited to:
      • Flag of France France has a claim on this province
    • remove_claim = FRA

Advisors[edit]

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Msg event.pngRichelieu


Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal of Richelieu, was 39 years old when he became Chief Minister of King Louis XIII in 1624. His main successful efforts in domestic policy were the fight against the upper nobility and the Protestant political privileges. He also supported overseas trade, colonial expansion and the constitution of a permanent royal navy. Its most notable achievement remained the diplomatic game he played during the Thirty Years War, pushing with French gold the Swedish intervention in 1630 and ultimately joining the war in 1635. His aims had been the reduction of the House of Habsburg and the extrication of France from encirclement by enemy lands. He is considered as the inventor of the concept of Real Politik.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1621 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1642 or later
  • None of:
    • Advisor with ID 429 exists
Mean time to happen

60 months


Event button 547.png
An Excellent Minister!
  • Gain Administrative power.png 100 administrative power
  • Gain Military power.png 100 military power
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power
  • Gain skill 3 Statesman advisor named Cardinal Richelieu (50% cheaper to employ)
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Msg event.pngColbert


Nominated Minister of Finance in 1661, Jean-Baptiste Colbert (born 1619) developed the first national economy of the modern age. His state-guided economy included better tax collection, statistical planning of the budget and regular bookkeeping. An advocate of Mercantilism (also Colbertism), he aimed at a favorable French balance of trade through the export of valuable finished products (like luxury items) and high import tariffs. He encouraged a more efficient domestic trade (roads, canals, suppression of local duties), established state monopolies, subsidized manufactures, promoted navigation and trade associations, fixed agricultural prices, encouraged marriage and prohibited emigration (except to Canada). To support his policies, he also greatly enlarged the size of the royal navy. While mercantilism promoted commerce and crafts, thereby increasing prosperity, peasants were not stimulated to increase their production. When he died in 1683, his son Colbert de Seignelay pursued his task till 1690.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1649 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1683 or later
Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
An Excellent Minister!
  • Gain Administrative power.png 25 administrative power
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power
  • Gain Military power.png 25 military power
  • Gain skill 3 Treasurer advisor named Colbert (50% cheaper to employ)
Event button 547.png
Build a Navy and modernize the Infrastructure
  • Gain country modifier "Colbert Economic Reforms" for 10 years with the following effects:
    • National tax modifier.png +10% national tax modifier
    • Production efficiency.png +10% production efficiency
Event button 547.png
Concentrate on Economic Domination
  • Gain country modifier "Colbert Trade Reforms" for 10 years with the following effects:
    • Trade power.png +15% domestic trade power
    • Trade steering.png +20% trade steering
Event button 547.png
Concentrate on Naval Supremacy
  • Gain country modifier "Colbert Naval Reforms" for 10 years with the following effects:
    • Ship costs.png -10% ship cost
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Msg event.pngLe Tellier and Louvois


Michel Le Tellier (1603-1685) was the son of a counselor at the Account Chamber. Pinpointed by Prime Minister Cardinal Mazarin, he was named Secretary of War in 1643. He started the needed reformation of the French army and war administration as minister till 1666 and Chancellor till 1677. His eldest son, Marquis de Louvois, continued and perfected his reforms and offered his master, Louis XIV, the largest and best army of the last half of the 17th century.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1650 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1693 or later
Mean time to happen

200 months


Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Enabled if:

  • None of:
    • Year is 1666 or later
Event button 547.png
An Excellent Military Specialist!
  • Gain Military power.png 50 military power
  • Gain skill 2 Army Reformer advisor named Le Tellier (50% cheaper to employ)

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Enabled if:

  • Year is 1666 or later
Event button 547.png
An Excellent Military Specialist!
  • Gain Military power.png 50 military power
  • Gain skill 2 Army Reformer advisor named Louvois (50% cheaper to employ)

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Msg event.pngAndre-Hercule de Fleury


Born in 1653 the son of a tax collector, Andre-Hercule de Fleury becomes the preceptor of the young Louis XV on 23rd August 1715. A great confidence always prevailed between master and student and in 1726, at 73 years of age, Fleury becomes Prime Minister, and this till his death in 1743. Faithful, honest, Fleury was above all a partisan of peace and did his best to maintain it. Under his government, France enjoyed the longest peaceful period of its history for the last 3 centuries.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1683 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1743 or later
Mean time to happen

150 months


Event button 547.png
An Excellent Minister!
  • Gain Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
  • Gain skill 2 Statesman advisor named de Fleury (50% cheaper to employ)
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Msg event.pngCharles-François de Broglie


Charles-François de Broglie was an Earl of France that became the master spy organizer of King Louis XV. Under the King's direction and ideas, he organized the first complete and structured secret service, Le Secret du Roy. His network covered most of Europe and, if its first mission in the Polish succession question failed, his major achievement was the role played during the American War of Independence, in providing the first and precious help to the Insurgents (military supplies, finance, diplomatic support to Franklin's mission in Paris, etc.)


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1749 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1781 or later
Mean time to happen

90 months


Event button 547.png
An Excellent Minister!
  • Gain Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
  • Gain skill 2 Statesman advisor named de Broglie (50% cheaper to employ)

Philosophes[edit]

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Msg event.pngRousseau Publishes 'The Social Contract'


Rousseau was one of the first modern writers to seriously attack the institution of private property and is therefore considered a forebearer of modern socialism and Communism. Rousseau also questioned the assumption that the will of the majority is always correct. He argued that the goal of government should be to secure freedom, equality and justice for all within the state regardless of the will of the majority.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1762 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1780 or later
Mean time to happen

50 months


Event button 547.png
Excellent
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 prestige
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Msg event.pngVoltaire publishes 'Philosophical Letters'


In 1729 Voltaire returned to France from his exile in England. Determined to present England as a model to his countrymen the great writer of the Enlightenment began writing plays in discrete imitation of Shakespeare. He also commenced work on his biography of the great Swedish King Charles XII. His greatest achievement to date however was published in 1734. 'Philosophical Letters' was an incisive critique of the religious establishment and the Christian philosopher Blaise Pascal. A warrant of arrest was issued in May and Voltaire was once again forced to flee Paris.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1732 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1750 or later
Mean time to happen

50 months


Event button 547.png
Excellent
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power
  • Lose Papal influence.png 10 papal influence
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Msg event.pngMontesquieu publishes 'The Spirit of Laws'


In 1750 Charles-Louis de Secondat baron de La Montesquieu published the crowning achievement of his literary career - 'The Spirit of Laws.' This monumental 1086 page work was most celebrated for three of its numerous theories: the classification of governments, the political influence of climate, and the most important one, the theory of the separation of powers. Montesquieu argued that in the state that most effectively promotes liberty, the Legislative Executive and Judicial powers must be confided to different individuals or bodies acting independently. This idea was soon to become central to the Constitution of the United States.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1750 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1770 or later
Mean time to happen

50 months


Event button 547.png
Excellent
  • add_stability_or_adm_power = yes
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige

Protestants expelled from France[edit]

Note: The following events all have the same title ‘Protestant expelled from France’. The italicized suffix only serves to distinguish.

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Msg event.pngProtestants expelled from France – France


One of the preoccupations of Louis XIV had been the restoration of national unity, in particular religious unity. Safeguarding the Catholic Church by royal privileges and censoring Papal decrees (Gallicanism), he also sent dragoons to harass French Protestant families, persecuting them into conversions. In 1685, his revocation of the Edict of Nantes prompted nearly half a million Huguenots (French Protestants) to flee the country, to more tolerant places such as Holland (from where many migrated to South Africa) or realms that welcomed them, like Brandenburg-Prussia who alone welcomed 20,000. With them, France lost commercial, judicial and cultural elite, to the benefit of her enemies.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Country flag FRA_wars_of_religion_ended is set
  • Is not in a regency
  • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
  • Any owned province:
    • Continent is Europe
    • Has a different religion from its owner
    • Is not a Center of Reformation
    • At least one of:
      • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
      • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
    • Tax Base Icon.png Base tax is at least 3
Mean time to happen

150 months


Event button 547.png
Expel the Traitors
  • add_stability_or_adm_power = yes
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • Any owned province:
        • Continent is Europe
        • Has a different religion from its owner
        • Is not a Center of Reformation
        • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
        • Development.png Development is at least 7
        • Tax Base Icon.png Base tax is at least 2
    • Every owned province:
      • Limited to:
        • Continent is Europe
        • Has a different religion from its owner
        • Is not a Center of Reformation
        • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
        • Development.png Development is at least 7
        • Tax Base Icon.png Base tax is at least 2
      • Change religion to that of owner
      • Lose Tax Base Icon.png 1 base tax
      • Gain province modifier "Forced Conversion" for 10 years with the following effects:
        • Local manpower modifier.png -40% local manpower modifier
        • Local tax modifier.png -33% local tax modifier
        • Local unrest.png +2 local unrest
    • If:
      • Limited to:
        • Any known country:
          • Capital:
            • Continent is Europe
          • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
          • Any owned province:
            • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
      • One random known country:
        • Limited to:
          • Capital:
            • Continent is Europe
          • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
          • Any owned province:
            • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
        • Trigger country event "Protestants expelled from France – Protestant" in 10 days
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • Any owned province:
        • Continent is Europe
        • Has a different religion from its owner
        • Is not a Center of Reformation
        • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
        • Development.png Development is at least 7
        • Tax Base Icon.png Base tax is at least 2
    • Every owned province:
      • Limited to:
        • Continent is Europe
        • Has a different religion from its owner
        • Is not a Center of Reformation
        • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
        • Development.png Development is at least 7
        • Tax Base Icon.png Base tax is at least 2
      • Change religion to that of owner
      • Lose Tax Base Icon.png 1 base tax
      • Gain province modifier "Forced Conversion" for 10 years with the following effects:
        • Local manpower modifier.png -40% local manpower modifier
        • Local tax modifier.png -33% local tax modifier
        • Local unrest.png +2 local unrest
    • If:
      • Limited to:
        • Any known country:
          • Capital:
            • Continent is Europe
          • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
          • Any owned province:
            • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
      • One random known country:
        • Limited to:
          • Capital:
            • Continent is Europe
          • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
          • Any owned province:
            • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
        • Trigger country event "Protestants expelled from France – Reformed" in 10 days
Event button 547.png
Have Mercy with these Misguided Creatures
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 stability
id

Msg event.pngProtestants expelled from France – Protestant


In a foolish decision of faith over economy [From.GetName] has chosen to expel all Protestants still living in their land. This is an opportunity to enhance our own economy. Should we allow them to settle in our provinces?


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the "Protestant expelled from France – France" event


Event button 547.png
They are a welcome addition
  • One random owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
    • Gain Tax Base Icon.png 1 base tax
id

Msg event.pngProtestants expelled from France – Reformed


In a foolish decision of faith over economy [From.GetName] has chosen to expel all Reformed still living in their land. This is an opportunity to enhance our own economy. Should we allow them to settle in our provinces?


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the "Protestant expelled from France – France" event


Event button 547.png
They are a welcome addition
  • One random owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
    • Gain Tax Base Icon.png 1 base tax

Revolts[edit]

id

Msg event.pngProtestant Revolt in Bearn


In the reign of King Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu decided to suppress Protestant political privileges. An uprising (1621-22) against the introduction of Catholicism in Bearn was put down by Richelieu, and the Protestants lost all the strongholds given to them under the Edict of Nantes, except Montauban and La Rochelle.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Owns province Béarn
  • Province Béarn:
    • Has a different religion from its owner
    • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Crush them!
  • Province Béarn:
    • Protestant rebels.png Protestant zealots (size 3) rise in revolt
id

Msg event.pngRevolt in France


Marie de' Medici was married to Henry IV in 1600. After his assassination in 1610 she became regent for her son Louis XIII and went on to reverse a lot of the policies set by her husband.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1600 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1650 or later
  • At least one of:
    • Is in a regency
    • None of:
      • Legitimacy.png Legitimacy is at least 50%
Mean time to happen

50 months
Modifiers

  • None of:
    • Icon stability.png Stability is at least 0: ×0.95
  • None of:
    • Icon stability.png Stability is at least −1: ×0.95
  • None of:
    • Icon stability.png Stability is at least −2: ×0.95

Event button 547.png
Treat the Noble Rebels with Dignity
  • One random owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Is a core of Flag of France France
      • Development.png Development is at least 10
      • is_in_capital_area = yes
    • Noble rebels.png Noble rebels (size 2) rise in revolt
Event button 547.png
Kill them and expropriate their land
  • Gain Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.5 years of income
  • One random owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Is a core of Flag of France France
      • Development.png Development is at least 10
      • is_in_capital_area = yes
    • Noble rebels.png Noble rebels (size 4) rise in revolt
id

Msg event.pngThe Fronde in France


The Fronde (1648-1653) was mostly the last revolt of the French nobility against royal absolutism. It had started by the revolt of the Parliament of Paris (at the time the highest French court with jurisdiction over royal edicts) against the domestic policies of Cardinal Mazarin, who acted as Prime Minister of the 5-year-old Louis XIV. It was followed by that of the upper nobility (Fronde des Princes), but the rebellion was finally suppressed by a combination of Machiavellian diplomacy, betrayals and reverses of fortune. The Parliament was muzzled (it would not be convened again before 1789) and the upper nobility deprived of political power, preparing the advent of total royal absolutism under the Sun King, Louis XIV, after 1661.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1600 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1650 or later
  • At least one of:
    • Is in a regency
    • None of:
      • Legitimacy.png Legitimacy is at least 50%
Mean time to happen

150 months


Event button 547.png
Crush the Parliament and the Nobles
  • One random owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Is a core of Flag of France France
      • is_in_capital_area = yes
    • Noble rebels.png Noble rebels (size 3) rise in revolt
Event button 547.png
Appease them
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • Is not in a regency
    • Gain ruler modifier "Concessions to the Nobility" with the following effects:
      • National tax modifier.png -10% national tax modifier
      • Administrative technology cost +10% administrative technology cost
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • Is in a regency
    • Gain country modifier "Concessions to the Nobility" for 10 years with the following effects:
      • National tax modifier.png -10% national tax modifier
      • Administrative technology cost +10% administrative technology cost

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The Mississipi Trade Company[edit]

id

Msg event.pngThe Mississippi Trade Company


In 1717 the Mississippi Trade Company was founded. It had a Royal Monopoly on the utilization of the large colonial areas along the Mississippi River in America. In 1719 the Government borrowed 1.5 billion livres from the company. The company was more of a financial institution than a Company of Trade and Industry and the price of shares hit the roof. In 1720 the French hausse turned into a baisse and the fact that the shares of the Company were overvalued was evident even to the man on the street. Soon panic broke out and the Company was declared bankrupt. John Law was forced to flee from France.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1700 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1750 or later
  • Colonial Louisiana:
    • country_or_vassal_holds = FRA
Mean time to happen

150 months


Immediate effects
  • Set country flag FRA_had_event_3132

Event button 547.png
This sounds like Easy Money!
  • Gain Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.5 years of income
  • Set country flag mississippi_trade_company
id

Msg event.pngMississippi Trade Company Folds


After the early success with John Law's Bank and the Mississippi Trade Company the government bought the Bank and borrowed 1.5 billion livres from the Trade Company to pay mortgage on its huge national loans. These events brought a hausse to the French industry and the government lacked all restrains printing stockpiles of money without any security. When the overheated economy started to recycle with reality the shareholders of the trade company panicked driving both the Bank and the Trade Company into bankruptcy. As much of two years of collected tax money disappeared in the catastrophe and France thus was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1724.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Has had country flag mississippi_trade_company for at least 5 years
  • Colonial Louisiana:
    • country_or_vassal_holds = FRA
Mean time to happen

1000 months


Immediate effects
  • Clear country flag mississippi_trade_company

Event button 547.png
Hope we can avoid bankruptcy...
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 stability
  • Gain Inflation reduction.png 5.0 inflation
id

Msg event.pngExpansion in North America


The rapid expansion in North America seems to have sustained the shareholder's faith in the Mississippi Trade Company, and the rumors of both the company and the State going into bankruptcy have been dispelled.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Has had country flag mississippi_trade_company for at least 5 years
  • Colonial Louisiana:
    • country_or_vassal_holds = FRA
Mean time to happen

1000 months


Immediate effects
  • Clear country flag mississippi_trade_company

Event button 547.png
Thank goodness
  • Gain Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.25 years of income

Economic Reforms[edit]

id

Msg event.pngMachault and the 5 percent tax


When Jean-Baptiste de Machault became controller-general of the finances in France in December 1745, he found the country on the verge of bankruptcy. Neither the aristocracy nor the clergy were paying the general land tax, the taille. In 1749, Machault tried to reform the system by proposing to substitute the old tax of a tenth, which many of the clergy and the nobility evaded, with a five percent tax without exceptions. The proposal was met by such loud protests from the clergy and the nobility, which cited their historical privileges, that Machault was unable to see it through.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1700 or later
Mean time to happen

300 months


Event button 547.png
Introduce it for all
  • Gain country modifier "Five Percent Tax" until the end of the campaign with the following effects:
    • National tax modifier.png +10% national tax modifier
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest
Event button 547.png
Introduce it, except for Nobles and Priests
  • Gain country modifier "Five Percent Tax With Exceptions" until the end of the campaign with the following effects:
    • National tax modifier.png +5% national tax modifier
Event button 547.png
Do not introduce it
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.
id

Msg event.pngTurgot and the Economic Reforms


Turgot issued his 'Six Edicts' eliminating the forced labor system of building roads, dissolved the guild system, lifted all sorts of tariffs and foreign trade controls, and implemented the Physiocrats' favorite policy - a single tax on landowners.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1750 or later
Mean time to happen

150 months


Immediate effects
  • Set country flag FRA_had_event_3141

Event button 547.png
Let him Reform
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 stability
  • Gain country modifier "Turgot's Economic Reforms" until the end of the campaign with the following effects:
    • National tax modifier.png +10% national tax modifier
    • Inflation reduction.png +0.1 yearly inflation
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest
Event button 547.png
Don't let him Reform
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.
id

Msg event.pngNecker announces the Budget Deficit


Jacques Necker was originally a conservative compromise to the post as minister of finance. He however introduced a number of financial reforms, including a more equitable system of taxation and a plan for the funding of the national debt. In 1781 Necker was forced to announce the budget deficit in an effort to get new loans. The figures were highly colored, but everyone could now see what absurd sums the Court spent.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Year is 1700 or later
  • Has at least 5 loans
Mean time to happen

1 month


Immediate effects
  • Set country flag FRA_had_event_3142

Event button 547.png
Remove him from his post
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.
Event button 547.png
Encourage his excellent work
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 stability
  • Gain country modifier "Necker Reforms" until the end of the campaign with the following effects:
    • Interest per annum.png -0.25% interests per annum

See also[edit]