Janissary Coup

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Janissary Coup
Discontent with what their lack of direct influence over the government, the Janissary Corps have revolted against their sovreign and taken control over the state.

The Janissary Coup[1] is a Disaster.pngdisaster for countries with an Ottoman government (available to the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans, or Flag of Rûm Rûm if formed) from the Age of Reformation.png 'Age of Reformation' onwards. Until patch 1.22 the disaster was called ‘Janissary Decadence’. With Cradle of Civilization.png Cradle of Civilization, it triggers from over-reliance on Janissary units.

Prerequisites[edit]

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

Monthly progress starts if Monthly progress halts if
  • It is at least the Age of Reformation.png 'Age of Reformation' and the country:
    • does not have an ongoing disaster.
    • has Icon stability.png stability of less than 0
    • If Cradle of Civilization.png Cradle of Civilization is active:
    • If Cradle of Civilization.png Cradle of Civilization is not active:
      • has the modifier “The Janissaries”.[2]
    • has a ruler with an Administrative power.png administrative skill of less than 5.
    • has a ruler with a Diplomatic power.png diplomatic skill of less than 5.
    • has a ruler with a Military power.png military skill of less than 5.
Monthly progress Condition
+2.0% is bankrupt.
+1.0% has at least 50 loans.
+1.0% is not a great power.
+1.0% has an army tradition of less than 70.
+1.0% has an army tradition of less than 50 and Cradle of Civilization.png Cradle of Civilization is not active.
+0.5% has Janissary units comprising at least 10% of the force limit.
+1.0% has Janissary units comprising at least 20% of the force limit.
+2.0% has Janissary units comprising at least 30% of the force limit.
+1.0% has the modifier “Janissaries Denied Reward”.
+1.0% has the modifier “Janissary Landholders”.
+1.0% has the modifier “Janissaries Upset”.
  • At least one of the following is true for the country:
    • has an ongoing disaster.
    • has Icon stability.png +3 stability.
    • If Cradle of Civilization.png Cradle of Civilization is active:
    • If Cradle of Civilization.png Cradle of Civilization is not active:

Start[edit]

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

id

Msg event.pngJanissary Coup


Event trigger.png This event has multiple descriptions available. The below is used if:

The following description is used if the ruler has the “Sheikh-ul-Islam” modifier or has a loyal Sheikh-ul-Islam:[3]
Great commotion was abound in [Root.Capital.GetCapitalName] today as the Janissaries, long discontent with what they see as the misrule of the empire by the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle], rejected the bread given by [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] and overturned their cauldrons in the central square. The Janissaries claim that [Root.Monarch.GetName] is a disgrace to the House of Osman, that [Root.Monarch.GetSheHe] has made the Sheikh-ul-Islam his personal puppet and that he aims to destroy the military strength of the empire.
The Janissaries have now moved quickly to seize control over the government and have secured the support of many of the other political groups of the capital. While [Root.Monarch.GetSheHe] is still alive [Root.Monarch.GetName] is no longer in control of [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] empire.

The following description is used in other cases:

Great commotion was abound in [Root.Capital.GetCapitalName] today as the Janissaries, long discontent with what they see as the misrule of the empire by the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle], rejected the bread given by [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] and overturned their cauldrons in the central square. The Janissaries claim that [Root.Monarch.GetName] is a disgrace to the House of Osman, and that he aims to destroy the military strength of the empire.
The Janissaries have now moved quickly to seize control over the government and have secured the support of many of the other political groups of the capital. While [Root.Monarch.GetSheHe] is still alive [Root.Monarch.GetName] is no longer in control of [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] empire.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the start of ‘Janissary Coup’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
Most worrisome.

The country:

  • loses Prestige.png20 prestige.
  • loses Legitimacy.png10 legitimacy.
  • loses Icon stability.png2 stability
  • loses all hired advisors.
  • loses the modifiers:
    • “Janissaries Denied Reward”,
    • “Janissary Landholders”,
    • “Janissaries Upset”.
    • “Enforced Discipline Among the Janissaries”.
    • “Strictly Enforced Discipline”.

While the disaster is ongoing the country gets:

  • Technology cost.png +25% technology cost
  • Idea cost.png +25% idea cost
  • Legitimacy.png −1 yearly legitimacy

Also the following events are triggered by a monthly pulse.

Monthly events[edit]

The weight that no event is triggered is 125 and for each monthly event it is 1.

id

Msg event.pngDeath of a [Root.Monarch.GetTitle]


[Root.Monarch.GetName]’s attempts to satisfy the Janissary coup-makers in [Root.Capital.GetCapitalName] has led to no avail, and now opposition to [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] rule has grown so great that they see [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] deposal as the only remaining solution. Having secured the support of other interest groups in the capital a large group of Janissaries today stormed the palace and captured the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle].
They paraded the sovereign through the streets of the capital and, waving a legitimizing fatwa from the Sheikh-ul-Islam, strangled [Root.Monarch.GetName] to death. [Root.Monarch.GetHerHis] successor, still in shock from the day's events, has been brought out from the harem to be enthroned. It is apparent to all that the new ruler is little more than a puppet, and that order is far from being restored.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Legitimacy.png Legitimacy is less than 80
  • This event happens only once during a campaign.
Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘Janissary Coup’ disaster.


Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: the country has an heir that is less than 13 years old

Event button 547.png
Long live [Root.Heir.GetName]!

The current heir dies.


Event trigger.pngEnabled if: the country has no heir or the heir is at least 13 years old

Event button 547.png
This is a disgrace to the [Root.Monarch.Dynasty.GetName] line!
  • If the country has an heir, he dies.
  • If DLC Rights of Man.png Rights of Man is active:
    • The current ruler dies. (Then an event will choose a new ruler.)
  • Otherwise:
    • A new male ruler of the same dynasty is appointed with at most 3 in each skill.

id

Msg event.pngOffices Awarded


With the power of government comes great influence over how offices are assigned. The Janissaries have increasingly begun to place their preferred candidates in offices of government. Nominations that [Root.Monarch.GetName] will have a hard time rejecting without angering the coup makers.


 
Trigger conditions

None

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘Janissary Coup’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
Outrageous

Gain Corruption.png 1 corruption.

id

Msg event.pngJanissary Pay-Increase


The Janissaries feel that their current salaries do not reflect the great importance of their corps in times of war as well as the responsibility they are currently taking for the governance of the Empire. They now demand that the state provide them with better compensation.
Given their current powers we can hardly refuse.


 
Trigger conditions

None

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘Janissary Coup’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
Let us reward them directly.

Lose Income.png 1 year of income.

Event button 547.png
Let us increase their salaries.

Gain the country modifier “Janissary Pay-Increase” until the end of the disaster, giving the following effects:

  • Land maintenance modifier.png +15% Land maintenance modifier
Event button 547.png
Refuse to meet their demands.

Turkish Pretender rebels.png Pretender rebels (size 3) rise up in revolt in the capital.

id

Msg event.pngOppression in [oppressed_province.GetName]


"With the Janissaries in total control of the government the local members of the corps are able to exert much greater influence over the rule in our provinces as well. The people of [oppressed_province.GetName] have risen in support of their rightful sovereign, as they believe the local Janissaries are oppressing them with undue taxes and misuse of power."


 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one non-capital province is connected to the capital.
  • This event happens only once during a campaign.
Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘Janissary Coup’ disaster.


Immediate effects

Choose a random oppressed province connected to the capital


Event button 547.png
This will not be forgotten
  • Gain Legitimacy.png 5 legitimacy.
  • Anti tax rebels.png Peasant rebels (size 2) rise up in revolt in the oppressed province.
id

Msg event.pngThe political maneuvering of [Root.great_minister.GetName]


There are some that still support the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] and would see the influence of the Janissaries limited in government. Acting in ways that has made it hard for the Janissaries to target him [Root.great_minister.GetName] has in short time managed to make good use of his influence in government to strengthen [Root.Monarch.GetName]'s position.


 
Trigger conditions

None

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘Janissary Coup’ disaster.


Immediate effects

Choose at random an administrative, diplomatic or military advisor (equal chance of each) and a name for them (great_minister).


Event button 547.png
Let us make [Root.great_minister.GetName] our champion.
  • Gain Icon stability.png 1 stability.
  • A discounted skill 3 advisor with the chosen name becomes available for hire:
    • if administrative was chosen, a Advisor Theologian.png Theologian (National unrest.png −2 National unrest);
    • if diplomatic was chosen, a Advisor Statesman.png Statesman (Diplomatic reputation.png +1 Diplomatic reputation);
    • if military was chosen, an Advisor Army Reformer.png Army Reformer (Morale of armies.png +10% Morale of armies).
  • Turkish Pretender rebels.png pretender rebels (size 3) rise up in revolt in the capital.
Event button 547.png
Let us distance ourselves from him.

Lose Legitimacy.png 5 legitimacy.

id

Msg event.pngJanissaries Demand Advisors' Heads


As the House of Osman is highly revered, revolting troops are more likely to blame the ills of the state on the influence of advisors and favorites rather than the Sultan himself. The Janissaries are now demanding that we hand over several palace figures to them for execution, including numerous treasury officials blamed for paying them in impure coinage as well as the Chief Black Eunuch, a major intermediary between the Sultan and the world outside the palace.


 
Trigger conditions

None

Is triggered only by

the monthly pulse of ‘Janissary Coup’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
We have no choice but to hand them over.
  • The administrative advisor, if any, leaves the court.
  • Lose Administrative power.png 50 administrative power.
Event button 547.png
Reject these demands!

Turkish Pretender rebels.png pretender rebels (size 1), of the national religion, rise up in revolt in the capital.

Finishing conditions[edit]

If at least one of the following is true:

  • the country has no active revolt, at least Icon stability.png +2 stability and the disaster has been active for at least 5 years.
  • the country has disbanded the Janissaries.

then the following decision can be taken:

Execute decision.pngDisband the Janissaries


In 1622, the 17-year-old Sultan Osman II, decided to curb the Janissary excesses. The year before he had been defeated by the Poles during the 'Moldavian Magnate Wars', which he mainly blamed the cowardice of the Janissaries for. He was also outraged over being 'subject to his own slaves.' Rumors about the Sultan preparing to disband them soon reached the Janissaries who revolted and imprisoned Osman. Shortly after he was strangled to death.


 
Potential requirements Allow

Effects

Then the country loses the above-mentioned effects and the following event is triggered:

id

Msg event.pngYoklama


Event trigger.png This event has multiple descriptions available. The below is used if:

The following description is used if the janissaries were disbanded while the country didn't have the modifier The Janissaries:
By forcing the inspection of all rolls of membership in the Janissaries [Root.Monarch.GetName] has finally managed to impose control over the corps again. All bad elements and non-soldiers are being weeded out of the system and will no longer receive state salaries or the status associated with being Janissaries. This is not something the former Janissaries take lightly however, while the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] has the authority to carry out these measures some are taking up arms against their former monarch.

The following description is used in other cases:

By forcing the inspection of all rolls of membership in the Janissaries [Root.Monarch.GetName] have finally managed to impose control over the corps again. All bad elements and non-soldiers are being weeded out of the system and will no longer receive state salaries or the status associated with being Janissaries.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the end of ‘Janissary Coup’ disaster.


Immediate effects

Choose two random owned non-capital provinces that are connected to the capital:

  • one of Culture icon.png primary culture and, in order of preference: Development.png at least 20, at least 15, at least 10, or less than 10 development
  • one not of Culture icon.png primary culture and, in order of preference: Development.png at least 25, at least 20, at least 15, at least 10, or less than 10 development

Event button 547.png
There will be no choice.
  • If the Janissaries were disbanded while the country didn't have the modifier The Janissaries:
    • Turkish Pretender rebels.png pretender rebels (size 3), of the national religion, rise up in revolt in the first chosen province
    • Turkish Pretender rebels.png pretender rebels (size 2), of the national religion, rise up in revolt in the second chosen province
  • Else:
    • Gain Icon stability.png 1 stability

Footnotes[edit]

  1. See in /Europa Universalis IV/common/disasters/janissary_decadence.txt and for the events in /Europa Universalis IV/events/disaster_TUR_JanissaryDecadence.txt.
  2. The modifier “The Janissaries” is set by the event ‘The Janissaries’ and can be removed by losing the Ottoman government or, once this disaster has begun, through the decision ‘Disband the Janissaries’.
  3. Custom trigger requiring Cradle of Civilization DLC and one of the ruler modifiers named “Loyal Sheikh-ul-Islam” (ID bad_loyal_mufti_modifier, ok_loyal_mufti_modifier or good_loyal_mufti_modifier)
  4. Custom tooltip for Yoklama: See the end of the Janissary Coup disaster