Meritocracy events

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Meritocracy events[1] are only available for the Emperor of China. They mainly modify the Meritocracy.png meritocracy from him.

Pulse events[edit]

id

Msg event.pngExpanded Examinations

Our administration is screaming for more officials than our yearly examinations can produce. Some of our ministers have suggested that we should increase the quota, allowing more to succeed so that we can fill our ranks more quickly.
The Grand Secretary cautions, however, that we risk the integrity of the examination process itself if we start allowing anyone but the best to pass the examinations.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

Is triggered only by

a three year pulse.


Event button 547.png
Increase the quota!

The country:

  • gains Meritocracy.png15 meritocracy.
  • gains Corruption.png1 corruption.
Event button 547.png
We cannot take that risk.

The country:

  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.
id

Msg event.pngVirtues of the Examination System

The imperial examination system allows us to ensure that all officials have been properly taught about how to best administrate China and that only those that are the most suited for this task actually get to do so.
At some times the system works better than at others however. According to the Grand Secretary we have had an excellent year, with few incidents of misrule anywhere in the empire and a good crop of new examinees entering service.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

Is triggered only by

a three year pulse.


Event button 547.png
Excellent!

The country:

  • gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
id

Msg event.pngNew Senior Grand Secretary

The Grand Secretariat is the central coordination agency of our government and while it is technically lower in rank than many other branches of the administration its role allows it to control the others.
A new dynamic Grand Secretary has assumed the role as the most senior of the six men in charge of the agency with far-reaching impact on all areas of government.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

Is triggered only by

a three year pulse.


Immediate effects

The new Grand Secretary is, depending on the meritocracy, with the following chances:

Meritocracy
< 50 ≥ 50 < 80 ≥ 80
‘corrupt’ 18.75% 12.50% 6.25%
‘incompetent’ 18.75% 12.50% 6.25%
‘plotting’ 18.75% 12.50% 6.25%
‘impopular’ 18.75% 12.50% 6.25%
‘efficient’ 6.25% 12.50% 18.75%
‘incorruptible’ 6.25% 12.50% 18.75%
‘scholarly’ 6.25% 12.50% 18.75%
‘loyal’ 6.25% 12.50% 18.75%

Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: the new Grand Secretary is ‘corrupt’:

Event button 547.png
His corruption will spread to all parts of the administration.

The country:

  • gains Corruption.png1 corruption.

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: the new Grand Secretary is ‘incompetent’:

Event button 547.png
His incompetence will filter down to all officials.

The country:

  • loses Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: the new Grand Secretary is ‘plotting’:

Event button 547.png
His incessant plotting will hurt the country.

The country:

  • loses Diplomatic power.png50 diplomatic power.

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: the new Grand Secretary is ‘impopular’:

Event button 547.png
His many enemies will hamper our government.

The country:

  • loses Mandate.png5 mandate.

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: the new Grand Secretary is ‘efficient’:

Event button 547.png
His efficiency will filter down to all levels.

The country:

  • gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: the new Grand Secretary is ‘incorruptible’:

Event button 547.png
His ethics will spread to all parts of the administration.

The country:

  • loses Corruption.png1 corruption.

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: the new Grand Secretary is ‘scholarly’:

Event button 547.png
His learned scholarship is an example to us all.

The country:

  • gains Administrative power.png10 administrative power.
  • gains Diplomatic power.png10 diplomatic power.
  • gains Military power.png10 military power.

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: the new Grand Secretary is ‘loyal’:

Event button 547.png
His loyalty will be an inspiration to others.

The country:

  • gains Mandate.png5 mandate.
id

Msg event.pngDecay of the Examination System

The Examination System has served the Emperors of China well for centuries, in theory it allows us to ensure that only those of the best ability will be selected to act as the officials of the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle].
Lately, however, it is widely accepted that the general level of the essays of the examinees has been decreasing. Even the work of this years optimus is much worse than the failures of some years according to the master examiners.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

Is triggered only by

a three year pulse.


Event button 547.png
Is all hope lost for this generation?

The country:

  • loses Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
id

Msg event.pngCorruption in the Examination System

The growing corruption in our state has slowly but surely begun to eat away at the integrity of the examination system. The Grand Secretary has laid forward a suggestion for how we could fight this trend, purging the examinations of corrupt elements.
Some influential families would stand to lose a lot from fighting the corruption in the system however, and would offer support to us if we would turn a blind eye to the examination of their children.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

Is triggered only by

a three year pulse.


Event button 547.png
We must cleanse the system of abuse!

The country:

  • loses Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
  • loses Corruption.png1 corruption.
Event button 547.png
We can turn a blind eye for now...

The country:

  • loses Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
  • gets access to a discounted Confucian Advisor Trader.png trader, Advisor Diplomat.png diplomat, Advisor Treasurer.png treasurer or Advisor Master of Mint.png master of mint (skill 3).

Footnotes[edit]

  1. The script code of these events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/Meritocracy.txt.