Plutocratic Coup

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Plutocratic Coup
The cities and guilds have grown so powerful they assumed de facto control over our country. Real power now lies in the hands of a small group of wealthy Plutocrats.

Plutocratic Coup[1] is a Disaster.png disaster that may occur in countries with a powerful Burghers.pngBurghers estate.

Prerequisites[edit | edit source]

The country has a Burghers.pngBurghers estate which has at least Burghers influence.png 80 influence.

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

Monthly progress increases if Monthly progress decreases if

The country:

  • does not have an ongoing disaster.
  • has a Burghers.pngBurghers estate with at least Burghers influence.png 100 influence.
  • is not at war
The country:
  • has an ongoing disaster or has a Burghers.pngBurghers estate with less than Burghers influence.png 100 influence.
Monthly progress Condition
+0.5% Burghers.pngBurghers estate has less than Burghers loyalty equilibrium.png 50 loyalty.
Is not at war.
+0.5% Burghers.pngBurghers estate has less than Burghers loyalty equilibrium.png 40 loyalty.
Is not at war.
+1% Burghers.pngBurghers estate has less than Burghers loyalty equilibrium.png 30 loyalty.
Is not at war.
+1% Burghers.pngBurghers estate has less than Burghers loyalty equilibrium.png 20 loyalty.
Is not at war.

Start[edit | edit source]

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

id

Msg event.pngThe $ESTATE_BURGHERS$ Seize Power


$MONARCH$ has allowed the $ESTATE_BURGHERS$ of $COUNTRY$ to grow too powerful and now they have made their move. Making use of their many hard-earned privileges as well as the many debts owed to them, they have effectively seized the reins of government and turned the $MONARCHTITLE$ into little more than their puppet.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Immediate effects

[2]


Event button 547.png
We should have seen this coming...

The country:

  • loses Stability.png 1 stability.

[Root.GetName] will now be controlled by the Burghers until the 'Curtail the Burghers' decision is taken.

While the disaster is ongoing the country gets:

  • Morale of armies.png −10% morale of armies,
  • National manpower modifier.png −25% national manpower modifier,
  • Land force limit modifier.png −25% land force limit modifier,
  • Yearly prestige.png −1 yearly prestige.

End[edit | edit source]

The disaster only ends when the country passes the following decision.[3]

id

Execute decision.pngCurtail the Burghers


Through bribery and corruption, the Burghers have a stranglehold on our government. To seize control back from these merchants we will need to curtail their power and privileges.


 
Potential requirements

Has an ongoing ‘Plutocratic Coup’ disaster.[4]

Allow

The country:

  • Stability.png Stability is at least 1.
  • does not have rebel armies in its provinces.
  • does not have rebel controlled provinces.
  • has a Burghers.pngBurghers estate with less than Burghers influence.png 60 influence.

Effects

The country:[5]

  • loses Stability.png 3 stability.

The capital province:

  • loses Base tax.png 1 base tax.
  • loses Production.png 1 base production.

Then the following event is triggered.

id

Msg event.pngThe $ESTATE_BURGHERS$ Curtailed


We have finally managed to break our reliance on the $ESTATE_BURGHERS$, reclaiming control over all important state functions and reducing these peddlers to their rightful confines within the city walls.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the end of the ‘Plutocratic Coup’ disaster.


Event button 547.png
The $MONARCHTITLE$ is back in control.
  • None

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Defined in /Europa Universalis IV/common/disasters/estate_burghers_disaster.txt. Its events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/disaster_estates.txt, its decision in /Europa Universalis IV/decisions/Estates.txt
  2. The country gets the flag “burghers_estate_in_power”.
  3. See in /Europa Universalis IV/decisions/Estates.txt.
  4. The country has the flag “burghers_estate_in_power”.
  5. The country also loses the flag “burghers_estate_in_power”.