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Jan Mayen

Kingdom rankJan Mayen
Jan Mayen.png
Primary culture
Jan Mayenese (Lost Cultures)

Capital province

Despotic MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Jan Mayen ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+1 Land leader shock
−15% Core-creation cost

Prestige.png Of Noble Bearing

+1 Yearly prestige

Infantry combat ability.png The Right to Bear Arms

+20% Infantry combat ability

Attrition for enemies.png Grizzly Terrain

+1 Attrition for enemies

Naval attrition.png Keeping our Bearings

−15% Naval attrition

Max promoted cultures.png Polarized Nation

+2 Max promoted cultures

Improve relations.png Come Bearing Gifts

+30% Improve relations

Development cost.png Expand the Bearocracy

−10% Development cost

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−5% Land maintenance modifier

Jan Mayen is an easter egg state that is created using the console command bearhaslanded. Jan Mayen will then be created as a two or three province state around a random province. The exact location of Jan Mayen can be determined by adding province code after "bearhaslanded". (Ex. bearhaslanded 50 will create Jan Mayen in Berlin)

Jan Mayen starts with the Imperialism casus belli and a 75 regiment strong army. Jan Mayen also has the ‘lucky nationmodifier regardless of whether lucky nations are enabled.

Jan Mayen has the Invasion modifier (instead of independent nation modifier) which grants several great bonuses:[1]

Discipline.png +25% Discipline
Manpower recovery speed.png +100% Manpower recovery speed
Sailor recovery speed.png +100% Sailor recovery speed
Tax income.png +600 Tax income
Land forcelimit.png +100 Land force limit
Naval forcelimit.png +100 Naval force limit
Manpower.png +100 000 Manpower
Sailor Increase.png +10 000 Sailors
Core-creation cost.png −75% Core-creation cost
National unrest.png −10 National unrest
Land attrition.png −50% Land attrition
Corruption.png −1 Yearly corruption

Further all nations get the opinion modifier “Invasion” towards Jan Mayen (a nation with Invasion modifier) until end of the campaign, worth Icon diplomacy relations.png −1000.


Jan Mayen is a real island in the Arctic Ocean, though it's too small and too far north to appear in the EU4 map. In Paradox's Victoria II, Jan Mayen is also an easter egg nation, though it is not nearly as powerful.


  1. See in /Europa Universalis IV/common/static_modifiers/00_static_modifiers.txt (Static modifiers#Invasion).
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