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This is a list of all of Flag of France France's events.[1]

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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.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is before 1500.

Mean time to happen

300 months


Event button 547.png
Issue it

If Flag of France France has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

  • then it gains 15 government reform progress.

The capital and another province of Flag of France France in France (region):

  • gain Base tax.png 1 base tax.
  • get the modifier ‘Permanent Tax System’ for 10 years with the following effect:
    • Local unrest.png +5 local unrest.

Flag of France France:

  • gain Innovativeness.png 1 innovativeness.
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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.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is before 1550.

Mean time to happen

300 months


Event button 547.png
Take Control of the Guilds

Flag of France France:

  • gains Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.33 years of income.

If Flag of France France has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

  • then it gains 15 government reform progress.
Event button 547.png
Do not mess with the Guilds
If Flag of France France has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
Event button 547.png
Give more control to the Guilds

Flag of France France:

  • gains Administrative power.png 25 administrative power.
  • gains Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power.
  • gains Military power.png 25 military power.
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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.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
Let us befriend the Hurons

Flag of Huron Huron:

  • gets the 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:

  • gets the 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.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.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1600.

Mean time to happen

150 months


Event button 547.png
Yes, we need it

If Flag of France France has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

  • then it gains 15 government reform progress.

Flag of France France:

  • loses Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.5 years of income.
  • gets the modifier ‘Académie française’ for the rest of the campaign with the following effect:
    • Administrative technology cost −2.5% administrative technology cost.
Event button 547.png
No, it's too expensive

Flag of France France:

  • loses Yearly 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.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

Either the country:

or it is at least 1650 and the country:

Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
A splendid idea!

Flag of France France:

  • gains Army professionalism.png 10 army professionalism.

Paris (183):

  • gets the modifier ‘Mousquetaires du Roi’ until its owner changes 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.


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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.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

Either:

Or it is at least 1650 but before 1700 and the country:

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:
    • Yearly prestige.png +0.25 yearly prestige
    • Yearly legitimacy.png +0.5 yearly legitimacy
  • If the Leviathan.png Leviathan expansion is active:
    • The great project Versailles becomes Great project level icon tier 2.png Significant
Event button 547.png
Such a project will not benefit us
If the country has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains 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).
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Any neighbouring country:
    • Is not a subject of Flag of France France
    • Any owned province:
      • Culture is in French group
      • Any neighbouring province is owned by Flag of France France
  • The year is at least 1650 but before 1750
Mean time to happen

150 months


Event button 547.png
Make the Claim
  • Every neighbouring country:
    • Limited to:
      • Is not a subject of Flag of France France
      • Any owned province:
        • Culture is in French group
        • Any neighbouring province is owned by Flag of France France
    • 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 with culture in French group neighbouring a province owned by France:
      • Flag of France France gains a claim on this province
  • Set country flag FRA_chambers_of_union
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Let the matter fall
  • Every neighbouring country that owns a province with culture in French group neighbouring a province owned by Flag of France France:
    • 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
  • The year is at least 1681 but before 1700
Mean time to happen

50 months


Event button 547.png
Excellent
  • Gain Military power.png 50 military power
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 10 prestige
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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.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Sign it

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

  • Gain opinion modifier "The Eden Agreement" towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png +20 opinion with a yearly decay of −2
Event button 547.png
Refuse to sign it
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png 5 prestige
  • Flag of England England or 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
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Msg event.pngA Controversial Poet

As is customary, we released a few prisoners to celebrate the crowning of [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] [Root.Monarch.GetName]. Among them was a young poet who thanked us by writing a ballad against the enemies of France. However, our bailiff informs us that he is still wanted in Paris for stealing money from the university and killing a priest in a brawl.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Is not in a regency
  • The year is at least 1450 but before 1465
Is triggered only by

when the country's ruler changes.


Event button 547.png
These are serious crimes, throw him back in jail!

The Clergy.png Clergy estate gains Estate loyalty10 loyalty.

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I like him, issue a full pardon and bring him to my court.
  • Gain skill 3 Advisor Artist.png Artist advisor of Francien culture named François Villon (50% cheaper to employ)
  • The Clergy.png Clergy estate loses Estate loyalty10 loyalty
Event button 547.png
Better not get involved in this.

Lose Yearly prestige.png5 prestige

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Msg event.pngThe Royal Baby

[Root.Consort.GetName] has given birth to a baby daughter. There is one hitch, however... the baby is of a rather dark complexion, in striking contrast to the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] and his [Root.consort_culture_var.GetCultureName] wife. So much so, in fact, that a bishop fainted upon seeing the child and the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle]'s brother collapsed into an uncontrollable giggling fit. Suspicions have quickly turned to a certain African dwarf in the [Root.Consort.GetTitle]'s household...
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Government is a monarchy
  • Ruler is male and has Francien culture
  • Has consort less than 41 years old
  • Has an heir at least 1 year old
  • Is Christian
  • The year is at least 1630 but before 1780
  • Consort is Francien, or is in one of the following culture groups and another country of her culture is known: British, French, Germanic, Scandinavian, Iberian, Latin, West Slavic, East Slavic, Byzantine
Is triggered only by

the 5 year estate events pulse (weight 5).


Event button 547.png
These rumors must end! Send the baby to a convent.

Lose Yearly prestige.png10 prestige

Event button 547.png
Faithlessness? Unthinkable! This is my daughter!
  • Lose Legitimacy.png10 legitimacy
Event button 547.png
A [Root.Consort.GetTitle] must be above reproach! Divorce her!

Consort dies (divorce)[2]

The Hundred Years War[edit | edit source]

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Msg event.pngThe Surrender of Maine (start)

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.


 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

Maine (177):

  • is owned by Flag of England England or one of its subjects.

Flag of France France:

  • exists.
  • is not a subject.

It is before 1450.

Mean time to happen

12 months


Event button 547.png
We must honor our obligations, even if it pains us.
Event button 547.png
We will not surrender an inch of territory to the French!

France will likely go to war over our violation of the Truce and we will be considered the aggressor in such a war.

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Msg event.pngThe Surrender of Maine (refusal)

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 Msg event.png event “The Surrender of Maine” 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:

Flag of France France:

  • occupies Maine (177).

The AI doesn't choose this option if they are in a disaster or at war. Otherwise they have a 99% chance to choose this option.

Event button 547.png
Let us back down.

Flag of France France:

  • loses Yearly prestige.png 10 prestige.
  • signs a mutual truce with Flag of England England.

The Nobility.png Nobility estate of Flag of France France:

  • loses Estate loyalty 10 loyalty.

Flag of Provence Provence:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Gave Up on Maine” towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png −70 opinion with a yearly decay of +3.
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Msg event.pngThe Surrender of Maine (cession)

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


Event button 547.png
Great!

Flag of France France:

  • gains Yearly prestige.png 10 prestige.
  • signs a mutual truce with Flag of England England.

Flag of England England:

(hidden)
Maine (171) 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.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

Either:

or:

Mean time to happen

12 months


Immediate effects
(hidden)

If Flag of Great Britain Great Britain, or Flag of England England if Great Britain does not exist, did not have the event “The End of the Hundred Year War” yet and the campaign was started before 29 August 1475


Event button 547.png
Time to build a stronger nation

Flag of France France:

  • gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
If Flag of France France has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.


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Msg event.pngThe Duke of Alençon

During the course of the Hundred Years War, the Dukes of Alençon were expelled from their land by the English invasion. Now that the traditional territories of the Duchy have been returned to French hands, the surviving aristocrats of the House of Valois-Alençon implore the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] to restore their lost lands and titles.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

3 months


Immediate effects
  • Hidden effect:
    • Flag of Alençon Alençon gains a core on the province Alençon, if it's not a core already

Event button 547.png
Restore the Duke.
  • Release Flag of Alençon Alençon as a Vassal.png vassal
  • (hidden) Flag of Alençon Alençon:
    • Change government to Government monarchy.png monarchy
    • Enact government reform "Feudal Nobility"
  • Flag of Alençon Alençon gets a new ruler of the "de Valois" dynasty
    • named "Jean II" if the year is before 1476
  • Flag of France France loses their core on Alençon, if they have one
  • Nobility.png Nobility estate in France gains influence modifier “The Duke of Alençon: §Y$VAL$%§!” (+10 influence) for 20 years
  • Event button 547.png
    Alençon belongs to the Crown.
    • Lose Stability.png 1 stability
    • Nobility.png Nobility loses 20 loyalty


    Italian wars[edit | edit source]

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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 now [Root.Monarch.GetName] has a chance to claim the Kingdom of Naples for [Root.Monarch.GetHerselfHimself] by citing Papal rulings and 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 unpopularity of the Neapolitan rulers this might be overlooked.

     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The country:

    • is Flag of France France.
    • is not the senior partner in a personal union with Flag of Naples Naples.
    • has ‘de Valois’ or ‘d'Anjou’ dynasty.

    Flag of Provence Provence:

    • does not exist.

    Flag of Aragon Aragon:

    Flag of Naples Naples, Flag of Aragon Aragon, Flag of Castile Castile or Flag of Spain Spain:

    It is before 1550.

    Mean time to happen

    300 months


    Event button 547.png
    Let us claim what is rightfully ours!

    If Flag of Naples Naples is not a subject nation:

    If Flag of Naples Naples, Flag of Aragon Aragon, Flag of Castile Castile or Flag of Spain Spain owns a province in Eastern Sicily, Campania, Apulia, Calabria or Western Sicily areas or Abruzzi (120):

    • then the country gets the opinion modifier “Claimed Naples” towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png −75 opinion with a yearly decay of +1.
    Event button 547.png
    Let us drop our claims for good!

    If Flag of Naples Naples, Flag of Aragon Aragon, Flag of Castile Castile or Flag of Spain Spain owns a province out of Eastern Sicily, Campania, Apulia, Calabria, Western Sicily or Abruzzi (120):

    • then the country gets the opinion modifier “Did Not Claim Naples” towards Flag of France France worth Opinion.png +30 opinion with a yearly decay of −3.

    Advisors[edit | edit source]

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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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The country:

    It is at least 1650 but before 1693.

    Mean time to happen

    200 months


    Option conditions

    Event trigger.pngEnabled if: it is before 1666.

    Event button 547.png
    An Excellent Military Specialist!

    Flag of France France:

    • gains Military power.png 50 military power.
    • gets access to the discounted (50%) skill 2 Advisor Army Reformer.png army reformer with Francien culture named ‘Le Tellier’.

    Event trigger.pngEnabled if: It is at least 1666.

    Event button 547.png
    An Excellent Military Specialist!

    Flag of France France:

    • gains Military power.png 50 military power.
    • gets access to the discounted (50%) skill 2 Advisor Army Reformer.png army reformer with Francien culture named ‘Louvois’.


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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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions
    • Is Flag of France France
    • Advisor Cardinal Richelieu does not exist
    • The year is at least 1621 but before 1642
    Mean time to happen

    60 months


    Event button 547.png
    An Excellent Minister!
    • If the country has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms
      • then the country gains 15 government reform progress.
    • Gain Administrative power.png 100 administrative power
    • Gain Military power.png 100 military power
    • Gain Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power
    • Gain skill 3 Advisor Statesman.png Statesman advisor of Francien culture and Catholic religion 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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions
    • Is Flag of France France
    • The year is at least 1649 but before 1683
    Mean time to happen

    100 months


    Event button 547.png
    An Excellent Minister!
    • If the country has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms
      • then the country gains 15 government reform progress.
    • Gain Administrative power.png 25 administrative power
    • Gain Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power
    • Gain Military power.png 25 military power
    • Gain skill 3 Advisor Treasurer.png Treasurer advisor with Francien culture named Colbert (50% cheaper to employ)
    Event button 547.png
    Build a Navy and modernize the Infrastructure
    • If the country has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms
      • then the country gains 15 government reform progress.
    • 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
    • If the country has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms
      • then the country gains 15 government reform progress.
    • 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
    • If the country has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms
      • then the country gains 15 government reform progress.
    • 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.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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions
    • Is Flag of France France
    • The year is at least 1683 but before 1743
    Mean time to happen

    150 months


    Event button 547.png
    An Excellent Minister!
    • Gain Innovativeness.png 1 innovativeness
    • Gain Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
    • Gain skill 2 Advisor Statesman.png Statesman advisor with Occitan culture and Catholic religion named André Hercule 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.)
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions
    • Is Flag of France France
    • The year is after 1749 but before 1781
    Mean time to happen

    90 months


    Event button 547.png
    An Excellent Minister!
    • Gain Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
    • Gain skill 2 Advisor Statesman.png Statesman advisor with Gascon culture named de Broglie (50% cheaper to employ)
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    Msg event.pngSophie Germain

    The Paris Academy of Sciences has awarded Marie-Sophie Germain the grand prize for her essay on elasticity theory. She gained her education from books in her father's library and from correspondence with famous mathematicians such as Lagrange, Legendre, and Gauss. Prejudice against her gender has prevented her from making a career out of mathematics, but Sophie Germain is a mathematician, physicist, and philosopher in her own right.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The year is at least 1770.

    Mean time to happen

    200 months


    Event button 547.png
    If she will accept, hire her.
    • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Philosopher female.PNG philosopher with skill 2 named Sophie Germain.
    • If this country is the Emperor of China,
    • then it gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
    Event button 547.png
    How great for her, and us.

    Gain 10 Yearly prestige.png prestige.

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    Msg event.pngCatherine de' Medici

    Born in Florence, Italy, Catherine de' Medici was married to Henry II, the King of France, at the age of 14. Henry II favored his chief mistress, Diane de Poitiers, over Catherine and excluded his wife from participating in state affairs. He died after a lance shattered in his face during a jousting, and Francis II became king. Catherine has great influence over her son, whose official acts all begin with the words: 'This being the good pleasure of the Queen, my lady-mother, and I also approving of every opinion that she holdeth, am content and command that ...'.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions
    • Is Flag of France France.
    • Has a regency without a female heir.
    • Government type is a Government monarchy.png monarchy.
    • Does not have a consort.
    • Is not the lesser partner in Personal union.png a personal union.

    The year is between 1519 and 1589.

    Mean time to happen

    200 months


    Event button 547.png
    Make her regent.

    Get a new female ruler Catherine of de' Medici dynasty with:

    • 4 Administrative power.png administrative skill,
    • 2 Diplomatic power.png diplomatic skill,
    • 3 Military power.png military skill.
    • has Tuscan culture.
    • has Aggressive expansion impact.png ‘Careful’ personality.

    If the country uses ‘Statists vs Monarchists’ mechanics:

    • then strengthen Monarchists in power by 100%.
    Event button 547.png
    Keep her as an advisor.
    • Gain 100 Administrative power.png administrative power.
    • Gain 100 Diplomatic power.png diplomatic power.
    • Gain 100 Military power.png military power.
    • If this country is the Emperor of China,
    • then it gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
    • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Statesman female.PNG statesman with skill 2 named Catherine de' Medici.
    id

    Msg event.pngJulie d'Aubigny

    The opera singer Julie d'Aubigny learned dancing, reading, drawing, and fencing while young. She fled to Marseille together with Sérannes, an assistant fencing master and they earned money by giving fencing exhibitions and singing in taverns and at local fairs. Julie d'Aubigny joined the opera company run by Pierre Gaultier in Marseille and left Sérannes for a young woman. The two lovers managed to get away from a convent by setting it on fire. Three months later, the girl returned to her parents and d'Aubigny was charged in absentia with kidnapping, body snatching, arson, and failing to appear before the tribunal. The sentence was death by fire.
    She returned to Paris and asked an old lover of hers, the Count d'Armagnac, to persuade the king to grant her a pardon and a place at the Paris Opéra. The audience love her beautiful voice, her acting skill, and her androgynous appearance, but she has not gained as many friends amongst her fellow actors and actresses. Louis Gaulard Dumesny had bothered female members and thus earned himself a beating by d'Aubigny, Thévenard and her duel of wits are legendary and she defeated three noblemen in duels who challenged her after she kissed a young woman at a society ball. Though she might have many flaws, she is a diamond in the rough. What should we do with her?

     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    Either:

    The year is between 1670 and 1710.

    Mean time to happen

    200 months


    Event button 547.png
    Invite her to court.
    • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Commandant female.PNG commandant with skill 2 named Julie d'Aubigny.
    • If this country is the Emperor of China,
    • then it gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
    Event button 547.png
    Make her a general.

    Gain a new female General.png general named Julie d'Aubigny with:

    • 4 Land leader fire.png fire,
    • 4 Land leader shock.png shock,
    • 3 Land leader maneuver.png maneuver,
    • 4 Leader siege.png siege.
    Event button 547.png
    Keep her singing.

    Gain 10 Yearly prestige.png prestige.

    id

    Msg event.pngMarie Crous

    It was the woman and mathematician Marie Crous who introduced the decimal system here in $COUNTRY$. She is an accomplished writer and teacher at Charlotte-Rose de Caumont La Force and her study on the decimal system was dedicated to 'the saffron-tinted princess' Madame de Combalet, Duchesse d'Aiguillon, niece of Cardinal de Richelieu and her patron. The study has introduced two fundamental innovations: the decimal point to separate the mantissa of the decimal parts, and the use of a zero in the decimal part to indicate that a place is absent.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The year is between 1600 and 1700.

    Mean time to happen

    200 months


    Event button 547.png
    The decimal system will be of great use, just as she will be to our court.
    • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Philosopher female.PNG philosopher with skill 2 named Marie Crous.
    • If this country is the Emperor of China,
    • then it gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
    Event button 547.png
    It is a great invention.

    Gain the “Marie Crous” country modifier for Time Icon.png 20 years, giving:

    • -5% Technology cost.png technology cost.
    id

    Msg event.pngOlympe de Gouges

    The 'Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen' by Olympe de Gouges challenges the inequality in our world between men and women. She is a strident advocate for female rights, the right of divorce and a member of the Society of the Friends of Truth which is an association with the goal of equal political and legal rights for women. Her 'Contrat Social' - 'Social Contract' - proposes marriage based upon gender equality. Where there is injustice in France or the colonies, you will find Olympe de Gouges. She is anti-slavery and have written several plays - for example 'Zamore and Mirza' and 'Le Marché des Noirs' or 'The Black Market' - and articles such as 'Réflexions sur les hommes nègres- or 'Reflections on the negroes' to plead the cause of the slaves. A statement from her about women's rights has been spreading lately, she states that, 'A woman has the right to mount the scaffold. She must possess equally the right to mount the speaker's platform.'.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The year is at least 1748.

    Mean time to happen

    200 months


    Event button 547.png
    Our country needs her!
    • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Diplomat female.PNG diplomat with skill 2 named Olympe de Gouges.
    • If this country is the Emperor of China,
    • then it gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
    Event button 547.png
    Encourage her to keep writing and send a copy to us.

    Gain the “Olympe de Gouges” country modifier for Time Icon.png 20 years, giving:

    • -1 National unrest.png national unrest.
    id

    Msg event.pngMarie Antoinette

    The [Root.GetAdjective] people were charmed by her personality and beauty when they first saw Marie Antoniette at the Tuileries, and exclaimed over her fair skin, straw-blond hair, blue eyes and her majestic tall figure. She was Dauphine of [Root.GetAdjective] until her husband Louis-Auguste became king of France and Navarre and she assumed the title of Queen. Her education was very poor, focused on manners and appearance. Despite this, she tried to gain influence at court but at the start, the King blocked her candidates, who could have helped her increase her political power. It took seven years of marriage before her first daughter was born, and the birth was difficult. The pressure of having a male heir weighted on her, and she took to gambling and buying expensive dresses. Slowly but surely she managed to increase her influence and became paramount in government by giving her support to marquis de Castries - who became Minister of the Navy -, marquis de Ségur - who became Minister of War -, Charles Alexandre de Calonne - who became the Financial Minister - and baron de Breteuil who became Minister of Royal Household. The ministers of the Navy and the War attempted to prevent the middle classes from reaching high positions in the Army and Navy, something Marie Antoinette supported. Spending money on dresses, buying houses and gambling, the [Root.GetAdjective] viewed her as an amoral, squanderer, ignorant foreign Queen who cared more about her country of origin than $COUNTRY$. This was untrue, and after the first failed Assembly of Notables, she abandoned her carefree activities to immerse herself into politics to try and save the country for her children's sake, to change the view the people of $COUNTRY$ had of her and help her depressed husband the King.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The year is between 1755 and 1793.

    Mean time to happen

    200 months


    Event button 547.png
    Place her as an advisor to the court.
    • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Statesman female.PNG statesman with skill 2 named Marie Antoinette.
    • If this country is the Emperor of China,
    • then it gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
    Event button 547.png
    Some of her reformation ideas could work.
    • Gain 50 Administrative power.png administrative power.
    • Gain 50 Diplomatic power.png diplomatic power.
    • Gain 50 Military power.png military power.
    id

    Msg event.pngMadame Tussaud

    Since her arrival in $COUNTRY$, Marie Tussaud has traveled with her collection of wax portraits, including those of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Marat, and Robespierre. Born in Strasbourg, two months after her father's death, Marie moved to Bern with her mother who worked as a housekeeper for the physician and wax sculptor Dr. Philippe Curtius who taught her the art of wax modelling and employed her as an artist when she showed great talent for the technique. Her very first wax figure was of Voltaire. Though we cannot be certain that she tells the truth, she claims to have been employed to teach Élisabeth, Louis XVI's sister, votive making and that the royal family was very pleased with her work. Whispers of how she searched through sanitaries to find and collect the most illustrious heads to create wax portraits of might be true, for it is certain that she was employed to make death masks of the Revolution's victims.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The year is at least 1761.

    Mean time to happen

    200 months


    Event button 547.png
    A fascinating woman who will find her place at our court as an advisor!
    • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Artist female.PNG artist with skill 2 named Madame Tussaud.
    • If this country is the Emperor of China,
    • then it gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
    Event button 547.png
    That is... bizarre but interesting.

    Gain 50 Administrative power.png administrative power.

    Philosophers[edit | edit source]

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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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The country:

    It is at least 1762 but before 1780.

    Mean time to happen

    50 months


    Event button 547.png
    Excellent

    Flag of France France:

    • gains Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power.
    • gains Yearly prestige.png 10 prestige.

    If Flag of France France has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

    • then it gains 15 government reform progress.
    id

    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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The country:

    It is at least 1732 but before 1750.

    Mean time to happen

    50 months


    Event button 547.png
    Excellent

    Flag of France France:

    • gains Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power.
    • loses Papal influence.png 10 papal influence.
    • gains Innovativeness.png 3 innovativeness.

    If Flag of France France has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

    • then it gains 15 government reform progress.
    id

    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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The country:

    It is at least 1750 but before 1770.

    Mean time to happen

    50 months


    Event button 547.png
    Excellent

    Flag of France France:

    • gains Yearly prestige.png 5 prestige.
    • gains Innovativeness.png 1 innovativeness.
    If Flag of France France has a stability of less than +3,
    • then it gains Stability.png1 stability,
    • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.

    If Flag of France France has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

    • then it gains 15 government reform progress.
    id

    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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The country:

    It is at least 1637 but before 1660.

    Mean time to happen

    50 months


    Event button 547.png
    Excellent

    Flag of France France:

    • gains Administrative power.png 30 administrative power.
    • gains Legitimacy.png 10 legitimacy.
    • gains Innovativeness.png 3 innovativeness.

    If Flag of France France has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

    • then it gains 15 government reform progress.

    Protestants expelled from France[edit | edit source]

    Note: The following events all have the same title ‘Protestants 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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions
    • Is Flag of France France
    • Has not resolved the disaster French Wars of Religion
    • 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
      • Is Protestantism Protestant or Reformed.png Reformed
      • Base tax.png Base tax is at least 3
    Mean time to happen

    150 months


    Event button 547.png
    Expel the Traitors
    • If the country has a stability of less than +3,
      • then it gains Stability.png1 stability,
      • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
    • If any owned province:
      • Is in the continent of Europe
      • Has a different religion from its owner
      • Is not a Center of Reformation
      • Religion is Protestantism Protestant or Reformed.png Reformed
      • Development.png Development is at least 7
      • Base tax.png Base tax is at least 2
    • Then:
      • Every such province:
        • Changes religion to that of owner
        • Loses Base tax.png 1 base tax
        • Gains 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 any such province was:
        • Protestantism Protestant, then one random known Protestant country in Europe that owns a Protestant province:
          • Trigger country event "Protestants expelled from France – Protestant" in 10 days
        • Reformed.png Reformed, then one random known Reformed country in Europe that owns a Reformed province:
          • Trigger country event "Protestants expelled from France – Reformed" in 10 days
    Event button 547.png
    Have Mercy with these Misguided Creatures
    • Lose 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 Protestantism Protestant province:
      • Gain Base tax.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 Reformed.png Reformed province:
      • Gain Base tax.png 1 base tax

    Revolts[edit | edit source]

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    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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The country:

    It is at least 1600 but before 1650.

    Mean time to happen

    50 months

    Modifiers

    The country has a stability of:

    • less than 0: ×0.95
    • less than −1: ×0.95
    • −3: ×0.95

    Event button 547.png
    Treat the Noble Rebels with Dignity

    Noble rebels.png Noble rebels (size 2) rise up in revolt in 1 random province of Flag of France France that:

    Event button 547.png
    Kill them and expropriate their land

    Flag of France France:

    • gains Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.5 years of income.

    Noble rebels.png Noble rebels (size 3) rise up in revolt in 1 random province of Flag of France France that:

    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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The country:

    • is Flag of France France.
    • owns Béarn (176) that:
      • has a different religion than its owner.
      • is Protestantism Protestant.
    Mean time to happen

    200 months


    Event button 547.png
    Crush them!

    Protestant rebels.png Protestant zealots (size 2) rise up in revolt in Béarn (176).

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    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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    The country:

    It is at least 1600 but before 1650.

    Mean time to happen

    150 months


    Event button 547.png
    Crush the Parliament and the Nobles

    Noble rebels.png Noble rebels (size 2) rise up in revolt in 1 random province of Flag of France France that:

    Event button 547.png
    Appease them

    Flag of France France gets the modifier “Concessions to the Nobility” for 10 years if in a regency, or else until the ruler changes, with the following effects:

    • National tax modifier.png −10% national tax modifier,
    • Administrative technology cost +10% administrative technology cost.

    The Mississipi Trade Company[edit | edit source]

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    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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions

    Either:

    • Completed the mission “Mississippi Company”
    • All of:
      • Is Flag of France France
      • The year is at least 1700 but before 1750
      • Owns or a subject owns at least one province in Colonial Louisiana
    Mean time to happen

    150 months


    Event button 547.png
    This sounds like Easy Money!
    • Gain Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.5 years of income
    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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

    1000 months


    Event button 547.png
    Hope we can avoid bankruptcy...
    • Lose Stability.png 1 stability
    • Gain Yearly inflation reduction.png 5 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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

    1000 months


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

    Economic reforms[edit | edit source]

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    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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    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 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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions
    • Is Flag of France France
    • Year is 1750 or later
    Mean time to happen

    150 months


    Event button 547.png
    Let him Reform
    • If the country has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms
      • then the country gains 15 government reform progress.
    • Lose 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
      • Yearly 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 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.
     
    This event happens only once during a campaign.
    Trigger conditions
    • Is Flag of France France
    • Year is 1700 or later
    • Has at least 5 loans
    Mean time to happen

    1 month


    Event button 547.png
    Remove him from his post
    If the country has a stability of less than +3,
    • then it gains Stability.png1 stability,
    • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
    Event button 547.png
    Encourage his excellent work
    • Lose 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% interest per annum

    The Reign of Terror events[edit | edit source]

    The following events are triggered if Flag of France France has enacted "Revolutionary Republic" government reform and kept the country modifier “The Reign of Terror” after the Disaster.png French Revolution:[3]

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    Msg event.pngTreachery against the Revolution

    One of the three possible descriptions
    It seems that one of the members of the Committee of Public Safety overheard [Root.GetEventAdvisorName], [Root.GetUsableName]'s Chief [Root.GetEventAdvisorTitle], making incriminating remarks to a suspected counter-revolutionary. No sooner was this reported then the Committee took the step of branding [Root.GetEventAdvisorHerHim] an Enemy of the People and recommending execution by guillotine.''

     
    Trigger conditions
    • Has enacted "Revolutionary Republic" or "Revolutionary State" government reform
    • Has country modifier “The Reign of Terror”
    • Has hired any advisor
    • The “French Revolution” Disaster.png disaster is not ongoing
    • Has not had a Reign of Terror event recently
    Is triggered only by bi-yearly pulse IV.
    Base weight
    150

    Immediate effects
    • Hidden effect:
      • Prevent further Reign of Terror events for 5 years

    Event button 547.png
    Another victim for Madame Guillotine.
    • Randomly choose one when the event fires, from among those that are possible:
      • Administrative advisor dies
      • Diplomatic advisor dies
      • Military advisor dies
    Event button 547.png
    We shall spare [Root.GetEventAdvisorHerHim].
    • If DLC Emperor Emperor is active
      • Lose Revolutionary zeal.png 5 revolutionary zeal
    • Else:
      • Lose Absolutism.png 5 absolutism


    id

    Msg event.pngTerror Reigns Supreme

    The frequent purges have left enemies of the Revolution cowering in terror. None dare raise their voice in opposition to the course set by the government, leaving the country as united as never before. All praise to [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] [Root.Monarch.GetName]!
     
    Trigger conditions
    • Has enacted "Revolutionary Republic" or "Revolutionary State" government reform
    • Has country modifier “The Reign of Terror”
    • The “French Revolution” Disaster.png disaster is not ongoing
    • Has not had a Reign of Terror event recently
    Is triggered only by bi-yearly pulse IV.
    Base weight
    100

    Immediate effects
    • Hidden effect:
      • Prevent further Reign of Terror events for 5 years

    Event button 547.png
    If they cannot love us, let them fear us.
    • If DLC Emperor Emperor is active:
      • Gain Revolutionary zeal.png 10 revolutionary zeal
    • Else:
      • Gain Absolutism.png 10 absolutism

    Mission related events[edit | edit source]

    The following events are triggered by French missions.[4]

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    Msg event.pngThe Fire of [295.GetName]

    In a shockingly callous tactical move, the [firestarter_country.GetAdjective] rulers of [295.GetName] have set their own city ablaze to slow our advance. Most of the city is now ruined or in flames, the once glorious metropolis reduced to smoking ashes.
     
    Trigger conditions
    • None
    Is triggered only by

    completing the French mission ‘The Russian Campaign


    Event button 547.png
    Let it burn.

    Moskva (295):

    • loses Base tax.png 4 base tax.
    • loses Production.png 4 base production.
    • loses Manpower.png 4 base manpower.
    id

    Msg event.pngThe Ducal Ring of Normandy

    Event trigger.png The description below is one of several available for this event.

    With Normandy reconquered, the council deliberates on the fate of the historic Duchy and the chaos that it has caused over the centuries. On a pedestal in front of them lies the Ducal Ring.
    [Root.Adm_Advisor.GetName] speaks up: '[Root.Dip_Advisor.GetName] is right, we cannot use it.'
    'We only have one choice. The ring must be destroyed', replies [Root.Dip_Advisor.GetName].
    [Root.Mil_Advisor.GetName] stands and rushes forward, drawing his axe. 'Then what are we waiting for?'
    With a single mighty blow, [Root.Mil_Advisor.GetName] strikes the ring.


     
    Trigger conditions
    • None
    Is triggered only by

    the completing the French mission ‘Reconquer Normandy


    Event button 547.png
    The ring is shattered. The Duchy is no more.

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    References[edit | edit source]

    1. The script code is located in /Europa Universalis IV/events/FlavorFRA.txt.
    2. If the country is Catholic and the Papal States exist, this triggers the event Papal Authority in which the ruler asks the pope for dispensation for a divorce, which may fail. Otherwise, it offends the consort's home country and gives them a Diplomatic Insult CB, or causes unrest in their home province if they are not foreign. The country also loses Yearly prestige.png 15 prestige.
    3. The script code is located in /Europa Universalis IV/events/disaster_french_revolution.txt.
    4. The script code is located in /Europa Universalis IV/events/EmperorMissionEvents.txt.