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Kingdom rankGreece
Primary culture
Greek (Byzantine)

Capital province
Athens (146)

Feudal Nobility Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
EasternEastern technology group
Greek ideas
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For countries with Primary culture.png Greek primary culture.

Traditions.png Traditions:

−20% Galley cost
−10% Sailor maintenance

Tolerance of the true faith.png Greek Orthodox Faith

+2 Tolerance of the true faith

Yearly navy tradition.png Maritime Heritage

+1 Yearly navy tradition

Infantry combat ability.png Klephtic Recruitment

+10% Infantry combat ability

Advisor cost.png Greek Diaspora

−10% Advisor costs

Trade efficiency.png Control the Mediterranean Trade

+10% Trade efficiency

Diplomatic reputation.png Philhellenism

+1 Diplomatic reputation
+1 Diplomatic relation

Idea cost.png Greek Enlightenment

−10% Idea cost

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−10% Core-creation cost

Greece is a formable nation in the Balkans.

Events[edit | edit source]

The following event[1] fires only if neither Flag of Greece Greece nor Flag of Byzantium Byzantium exist.


Msg event.pngGreek Separatism

With the Byzantine Empire reduced to a distant memory most Greeks have come to lead their lives under foreign rulers. Some have left their old home region altogether as merchants or to serve in the various courts of Europe while most remain in Greece, leading lives in the countryside similar to before the fall of the Empire. Others even thrive under their new rulers. The independent Greek identity has however remained strong, and will in time make itself even more known among the unruly mountain Klephts or by the patriot dreams of intellectuals in foreign lands.
While restoration of the Byzantine Empire remains an unattainable dream many have come to yearn to be free of the rule foreign tax collectors and hope for a new Greek state centered on the ancient homeland of their people.

Trigger conditions

The country:

Flag of Greece Greece and Flag of Byzantium Byzantium do not exist.
This event fires only once per country.

Mean time to happen

120 months

Event button 547.png

Every provinces in the following areas become a core province of Flag of Greece Greece:

  • Morea
  • Northern Greece
  • Aegean Archipelago

Following provinces become a core province of Flag of Greece Greece:

  • Macedonia
  • Kastoria
  • Siroz
  • Gumulcine
  • Gallipoli

If Kastoria (1853) does not have Greek culture:

  • then it gets Greek culture.

If the owner of Kastoria (1853) does not have Greek or Pontic as primary culture

  • then Kastoria (1853) gets Local unrest.png 4 local unrest.

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium loses all its core provinces.

All countries owning a province in the trigger conditions gets this event.

Formation[edit | edit source]

All nations with Greek as primary culture can form Greece.[2]


Execute decision.pngForm Greece

For years Hellas has been divided among several kingdoms or occupied by foreigners at the pleasing of our common enemies. To unite the Greek lands under a sole flag and one ruler is our only way to greatness.

Potential requirements

Flag of Greece Greece and Flag of Byzantium Byzantium do not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled, then it:

Playing with normal or historical nations.


The country:


The country:

  • becomes Flag of Greece Greece.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 10 prestige.
  • gets the Msg event.png event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’, unless it has custom or Greek ideas.
  • increases rank to Kingdom rank kingdom, if it is a Duchy rank duchy
  • gains a permanent claim on:
  • removes all provinces from the Holy Roman Empire, if it is a member and not an elector or the emperor.
  • moves its Capital.png capital to Athens (146), if current capital is not in Morea, Northern Greece or Macedonia areas.
  • gets “Increased Centralization” for Time Icon.png 20 years, giving:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest.

A random province of Flag of Greece Greece with Culture icon.png Greek culture

  • gains Base tax.png 1 base tax.
Provinces in yellow are all provinces in the Balkans/Anatolia which start with Greek culture(this is likely different in an actual game) 10 of which must be owned and cored to form Greece. Provinces in blue are permanently claimed after formation.

Decisions[edit | edit source]


Execute decision.pngRestore Constantinople

The city of Constantinople was once a shining beacon of the Eastern Roman Empire before the Turkish conquest and conversion of the city. We must recapture the city and restore it to its former glory.

Potential requirements

The country:

Constantinople (151):

  • is Muslim or has Turkish culture.

Either Flag of Ottomans Ottomans or Flag of Rûm Rûm:


The country:


Constantinople (151):

  • changes its culture to Greek.
  • becomes OrthodoxyOrthodox.
  • changes province capital name to Constantinople.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

It's All Greek To Me icon
Form Greece and own and have cores on Zeta, Thatta, Lamba, and Roh.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. For the script code of the event see in /Europa Universalis IV/events/FlavorGRE.txt.
  2. For the script code of the formation decision see in /Europa Universalis IV/decisions/MiscCountryFormations.txt.
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