Polish events

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These are events for Flag of Poland Poland and Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth[1]

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Msg event.pngThe Commonwealth Navy


Wladyslaw IV Vasa took the Polish throne in 1632 and announced creation of a war fleet according to needs of Commonwealth through his signed and sworn Pacta Conventa. He created a Naval Commission with Gerard Denhoff to fulfill the task of building a new fleet. The Sejm did not support the new fleet due to high costs and reluctance to strengthen the king's power which crippled king Wladyslaw's plans. The king chose wealthy members to the Commission, including the merchant and owner of a merchant fleet from Danzig, Georg Hewel, to finance the new war fleet. Ten ships, of which a few carried small caliber cannons, were given to Wladyslaw IV from Hewel and the new 'Polish Fleet' consisted of 10 ex-merchant ships, six smaller ships and one small galley, under the command of rear admiral Aleksander Seton. Due to unfortunate international alliances, a majority of defensive wars and a new armistice with Sweden removed the last of the king's argument for a Polish fleet and Wladyslaw decided to use his ships to organize the first Polish merchant company. Hewel's death stopped those plans and finally the ships were sold.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


Event button 547.png
Build a Great Navy.
  • Gain Navy tradition.png 20 Navy tradition
  • One random owned province with a port:
    • Start free construction of Bigship.png 5 heavy ships with Local shipbuilding time.png −90% ship building time.


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Msg event.pngSigismund's Column


Sigismund III Vasa's son and successor, King Wladyslaw IV Vasa, ordered the construction of Sigismund's Column and it was erected between 1643 and 1644. The Italian-born architect Constantino Tencalla designed the column. Placed in Warszawa, the Corinthian column is made of red marble, 8.5 m high, on which a sculpture of Sigismund III Vasa, 2.75-meters high, is placed. The column is adorned by four eagles and the king is dressed in armor, carrying a cross in one hand and wielding a sword in the other.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • At least one of:
  • Year is between 1640 and 1665
  • Prestige.png Prestige is at least +50
  • Does not have ruler modifier "Jesuit King in Poland"
  • Owns province Warszawa (257)
Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
Construct Sigismund's Column.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.5 years of income
  • Gain country modifier "Sigismund's Column" for 30 years, giving the following effects:
    • Prestige.png +0.5 Yearly prestige
    • Idea cost.png -10% Idea cost
Event button 547.png
There is no need to commemorate King Sigismund III!
  • Lose Prestige.png 1 prestige
  • Gain Legitimacy.png 10 Legitimacy


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Msg event.pngMerkuriusz Polski Ordynaryjny


Queen Ludwika Maria Gonzaga and King John Casimir of Poland sponsored the newspaper Merkuriusz Polski Ordynaryjny, published weekly and devoted to contemporary politics, European dynastic affairs, and monarchs' military campaigns. It promoted political reforms and the strengthening of monarchical power, was edited by Hieronim Pinocci and published by the printing house J.A. Gorczyn.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • At least one of:
  • Year is between 1660 and 1700
Mean time to happen

100 months


Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Always enabled:

Event button 547.png
Sponsor the newspaper.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.15 years of income
  • Gain ruler modifier "Merkuriusz Polski Ordynaryjny" , giving the following effects:
    • Technology cost.png -5% Technology cost
    • Idea cost.png -5% Idea cost

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Always enabled:

Event button 547.png
Allow it.
  • If the country has a stability of less than +3,
    • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
    • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Enabled if:

  • Is not a lesser partner in a personal union
Event button 547.png
Ban it.
  • Gain Legitimacy.png 15 Legitimacy


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Msg event.pngVilnius University


Walerian Protasewicz, the bishop of Vilnius, purchased several buildings in the city center and established the Vilnian Academy in 1569, one year after the Lithuanian nobility had asked the Jesuits to create an institution of higher learning in Vilnius or Kaunas. The three divisions at the academy were humanities, philosophy, and theology. In 1570, a library was established, 2500 books were donated to the new college by Sigismund II Augustus and the first students enrolled into the Academy. Stefan Batory, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, granted the academy equal status with the Kraków Academy on April 1, 1579, and created the Alma Academia et Universitas Vilnensis Societatis Iesu. Pope Gregory XIII's bull of October 30, 1579 approved his edict and the first rector of the Academy was Piotr Skarga.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • At least one of:
  • Year is between 1570 and 1610
  • Owns province Vilna (272)
  • Flag of Lithuania Lithuania does not exists
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Sponsor the University.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.25 years of income
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 Prestige
  • Gain Administrative power.png 100 Administrative power
  • Gain Innovativeness.png 1 Innovativeness
Event button 547.png
Do nothing.
  • Lose Prestige.png 1 Prestige


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Msg event.pngJan Brozek


Jan Brozek was a Polish mathematician, astronomer, physician, poet, writer, musician and rector of the Kraków Academy. He worked on the theory of numbers and geometry, solving the problem of why bees create hexagonal honeycombs by demonstrating that the hexagonal form is the efficient way of using wax and storing honey. Brozek was a contributor of Nicolaus Copernicus' theories, an ardent supporter and early prospective biographer of Copernicus. The building Collegium Broscianum at the Jagiellonian University is named after Brozek.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • At least one of:
  • Year is between 1600 and 1652
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Hire him as advisor.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.2 years of income
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 100 Diplomatic power
  • Gain a skill 2 Advisor Natural Scientist.png Natural Scientist advisor named Jan Brozek (50% cheaper to employ)
  • Gain Innovativeness.png 1 Innovativeness
Event button 547.png
Ignore him.
  • Lose Prestige.png 1 Prestige


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Msg event.pngMichal Sedziwój


The Polish alchemist, philosopher, and medical doctor Michal Sedziwój was a pioneer of chemistry. He developed ways of purification and creation of various acids, metals and other chemical compounds. King Sigismund III Vasa was an alchemy enthusiast and conducted experiments with Sedziwój. Sedziwój designed mines and metal foundries and wrote many books, the most famous being 'A New Light of Alchemy'. The book was written in alchemical language, which was understandable only by other alchemists. Sedziwój discovered oxygen 170 years before similar discoveries by Scheele and Priestley, calling it the 'food of life'.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • At least one of:
  • Year is between 1600 and 1636
Mean time to happen

150 months


Event button 547.png
Hire him as advisor.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.2 years of income
  • Gain Administrative power.png 100 Administrative power
  • Gain a skill 3 Advisor Philosopher.png Philosopher advisor named Michal Sedziwój (50% cheaper to employ)
  • Gain Innovativeness.png 1 Innovativeness
Event button 547.png
Ignore him.
  • Lose Prestige.png 1 Prestige


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Msg event.pngZamojski Academy


Polish Crown Chancellor Jan Zamoyski founded the Zamojski Academy in 1594 and it was the fourth institution of higher education to be founded in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The poet Szymon Szymonowic, aka Simon Simonides, assisted Jan Zamoyski with the founding and became one of the Academy's lecturers. Pope Clement VIII approved the founding and so did the Bishop of Chelm, Stanislaw Gomolinski. The academy opened on 15 March 1595 and King Sigismund III Vasa of Poland confirmed the act in 1601. The three departments at the academy were liberal arts, law, and medicine. It had seven faculty positions for professors and from 1637 the school had the power to award doctor of philosophy diplomas.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • At least one of:
  • Year is between 1590 and 1650
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Sponsor the University.
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.25 years of income
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 Prestige
  • Gain Military power.png 100 Military power
  • Gain Innovativeness.png 1 Innovativeness
Event button 547.png
Do nothing.
  • Lose Prestige.png 1 Prestige


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Msg event.pngCollegium Hosianum


Stanislaus Hosius, cardinal and the bishop of Warmia is worrying for the spiritual well-being of our country. In order to counter the spreading ideas of Protestantism among the Polish burghers and nobles Hosius has requested the help of the Jesuits. Together they have now devised a plan to create an elite school in his diocese. Anyone trained here will learn all that can be taught about how to counter the arguments of the reformers and how to recatholize regions that has already been lost to the Protestants.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • At least one of:
  • Owns province Warmia (42)
  • Year is between 1560 and 1575
  • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
Mean time to happen

45 months


Event button 547.png
Great!
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 Prestige
  • Province Warmia:
    • Gain province modifier "Collegium Hosianum" until the end of the game, giving the following effects:
      • Papal influence.png +1 Yearly papal influence
      • Missionary strength vs heretics.png +1% Missionary strength vs heretics:
    • If Religion is Catholicism not Catholic
      • Change religion to Catholicism Catholic


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Msg event.pngThe Radziwill Bible & the Reformation in Poland


A group of Calvinist scholars has finished a translation of the Bible into Polish. The scholars have worked from the most original sources known and there is no doubt this is a fine work. The prospect of an even greater accessibility to Protestant ideas for the Polish population is however a frightening idea. Calvinism has already established its grip over some of our nobles and Lutheranism exists among our burghers for a long while now.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • At least one of:
  • Year is between 1560 and 1570
  • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
  • The Reformed.png Reformed religion is enabled
  • Owns province Lublin (260)
Mean time to happen

30 months


Immediate effects
  • Hidden effect:
    • Set province flag reading_brest_bible in 2 random owned provinces:
      • Is not the country's capital
      • Culture is Polish
      • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
      • Is not Lublin

Event button 547.png
This Book must be burned!
  • Gain Papal influence.png 10 Papal influence
  • Province Lublin:
    • Change religion to Reformed.png Reformed
    • Gain province modifier "Peasants Rage" for Time Icon.png5 years:
      • National unrest.png +10 Local unrest
  • Every owned province with province flag reading_brest_bible:
    • Gain province modifier "Peasants Rage" for Time Icon.png5 years:
      • National unrest.png +10 Local unrest
Event button 547.png
Interesting...
  • Province Lublin changes religion to Reformed.png Reformed
  • Every owned province with province flag reading_brest_bible:
    • Change religion to Reformed.png Reformed


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Msg event.pngThe fate of the Collegium Hosianum


After the change of state religion in our country the Collegium Hosianum has suspended activity and the professors are looking for work elsewhere.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • At least one of:
  • Any owned province has province modifier "Collegium Hosianum"
  • Country Religion is Catholicism not Catholic
Mean time to happen

45 months


Event button 547.png
Suspend the College.
  • Province Warmia:
    • Remove province modifier "Collegium Hosianum"


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Msg event.pngThe Teutonic Order


The Teutonic Knights may not be our greatest friends even now but the strong historical rivalry between our two countries is now a thing of the past.


 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

1 month


Event button 547.png
Ok.
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 Prestige
  • Remove Teutonic Order as a historical rival
  • Flag of Teutonic Order Teutonic Order removes our country as a historical rival


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Msg event.pngSuccessor of Wladyslaw III


The death of the childless King Wladyslaw III on the battlefield of Varna split the union between Poland and Hungary and left Poland in an interregnum. His brother Kazimierz, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, was asked by the Polish nobility to assume the throne but found their conditions unacceptable. In 1447, after three years of negotiations, Kazimierz was finally crowned King of Poland on his own terms and ruled both kingdoms as a union.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • Is Flag of Poland Poland
  • Is not a subject nation
  • Is in a regency
  • Government is not Celestial Empire
  • Flag of Lithuania Lithuania:
    • Exists
    • Is not a subject nation
    • Is not the junior partner in a personal union with Flag of Poland Poland
    • Ruler is of Jagiellon dynasty
  • Year is not 1450 or later
Mean time to happen

12 months
Modifiers

  • Year is 1447 or later: ×0.1
  • Year is 1448 or later: ×0.01
  • Year is 1449 or later: ×0.001

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Lithuania:

  • Is an AI.
  • has never been controlled by a player.
Event button 547.png
We need a Jagiellon!
  • Create a Personal union.png personal union with Flag of Lithuania Lithuania as a Junior Partner
  • Trigger country event "Elective Monarchy in Poland"
  • AI has 75% chance to pick this option

Event trigger.pngAlways enabled:

Event button 547.png
Let us appoint a local noble instead.
  • AI has 25% chance to pick this option
  • A new ruler with Polish culture comes to power with the following attributes:
    • Administrative power.png 4 administrative skill
    • Diplomatic power.png 4 diplomatic skill
    • Military power.png 4 military skill
  • Flag of Lithuania Lithuania:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Denied the Polish Throne" towards our country, worth Opinion.png -100 opinion


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Msg event.pngElective Monarchy in Poland


On the death of the last Piast monarch in 1370, Polish nobles began drawing on ancient claims and historical precedent to assert their independence from the monarchy. At first, only a small part of the szlachta, or 'noble class', would assert its privilege to choose the next king (or, in 1384 and 1523 Queen, since they backed Jadwiga's and Anna's claims). But eventually the right to elect the ruler of Poland was extended to Polish nobles. Keep in mind that in Poland, nobility was inherited by all children of an entitled person, so at its peak, half a million Poles could claim a voice in the election - by far the widest possible franchise in Renaissance Europe and probably the largest 'democratic' system until American and French Republics. True royal elections began in 1573 at the election of Henry of Valois, since foreign princes were always claiming the Polish throne anyway, why not have the nobles choose among them.

During the Commonwealth period, the Kings of Poland and Grand Princes of Lithuania were elected by noble gatherings at a field in Wola, just outside Warsaw. Tens of thousands of nobles could be expected to attend, and the richest magnates would mingle with the poorest count in exchanges of favors and votes. This first election took four days to conclude (future ones would be smaller and over in a day or two) and these events would be full of parties, fairs and armed men. While the election was going on, royal power would be vested in an interrex, a temporary regent - usually the Primate of Warsaw, who would oversee the voting.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

From event "Successor of Wladyslaw III"


Event button 547.png
We'll trust the Sejm!
  • Change government to Elective Monarchy


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Msg event.pngThe Statute of Piotrkow


Under Jan Olbracht, the son of Kazimierz IV, the policy of giving concessions to the Nobility continued. In 1496 the Statute of Piotrkow was instituted. It implied that serfdom was strengthened and accepted in law. It forbade all workers to move from their villages, except one every year. It later was extended with a work duty of six days a week. At this point the peasants of Poland had lost not only all power, but also their freedom. The power lay in the hands of the Nobility.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • At least one of:
  • Year is between 1490 and 1500
Mean time to happen

50 months


Event button 547.png
Enact.
  • If the country has a stability of less than +3,
    • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
    • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
  • Gain Mercantilism.png 3 Mercantilism
  • Gain country modifier "The Statute of Piotrkow" for 30 years, giving the following effects:
    • Technology cost.png +10% technology cost
Event button 547.png
Refuse to enact.
  • Lose Icon stability.png 3 stability


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Msg event.pngThe Polish Inheritance of Mazovia


The Duchy of Mazovia had long been ruled by a line of the Piast Dynasty, but because of the power of Poland she most often followed the suggestions of Polish foreign policy. In 1526 the last Piast ruler died and the Polish crown inherited Mazovia. Exactly what would be done with the lands was not clear, but in the end it became a Royal fief. And later the new Polish capital would be placed in the sleepy hamlet of Warszawa.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


Event button 547.png
Make it a personal royal fiefdom.
  • Province Warszawa (257):
    • If DLC Common Sense.png Common Sense is not active:
      • Gain Tax Base Icon.png 2 base tax
    • If DLC Common Sense.png Common Sense is active:
      • Gain province modifier "Economic Development of Mazovia" until the end of the game, giving the following effects:
        • Local development cost -10% local development cost


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Msg event.pngThe King of the Jesuits


Sigismund III was a son of King Johan III of Sweden. His father was a man that ruled a staunch Protestant country, but with a personal leaning toward Catholicism. Sigismund was brought up by Jesuits and preferred their company. Religion was as important to him as politics and one of his great obsessions was to make Catholicism the State-religion of Poland. This was perhaps the most impossible task for a man, even if king, to accomplish in Poland. The Freedom of religion and the ideological principle of religious tolerance was the foundation of Polish society. Sigismund was strong-willed and stubborn, so he tried nevertheless. He of course had the whole country against him and failed. These acts also made him many enemies, which would stop him from reforming the government and strengthening Royal power in the first decade of the 17th century.


 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
  • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
  • Is not in a regency
  • Year is between 1600 and 1650
  • Has country modifier "Counter-Reformation"
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Religious Freedom won the day.
  • Remove country modifier "Counter-Reformation"
  • Gain ruler modifier "Religious Freedom in Poland" , giving the following effects:
    • Tolerance heretic.png +1 tolerance of heretics
    • Religious unity.png +20% religious unity
  • Every Catholic country in the world with country modifier "Counter-Reformation":
    • Gain opinion modifier "Polish Religious Freedom" towards our country, worth Opinion.png -100 opinion
Event button 547.png
The Catholic Faith is the First among Equals.
  • Every Catholic country in the world:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Polish True Faith" towards our country, worth Opinion.png +10 opinion
Event button 547.png
Hail the King of the Jesuits!
  • Gain ruler modifier "Jesuit King in Poland" , giving the following effects:
    • Tolerance own.png +3 tolerance of the true faith
    • Papal influence.png +2 yearly papal influence


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Msg event.pngThe Sobieskian Army Reforms


When Jan Sobieski became king in 1674 he was already a renowned and glorious military leader. In fact he started out as a general and ended up as a king. His reform of the Polish army thus started long before he became king, but it was under his Royal leadership that the strong effects of the reforms made a lasting impression on history. The New Polish Army saved Vienna from the onslaught of the Ottomans and forever stopped their advance. Unfortunately in the long run it helped Austria more than it helped Poland.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • At least one of:
  • Year is between 1672 and 1681
Mean time to happen

40 months


Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Always enabled:

Event button 547.png
Make a strict Army Reform only.
  • Gain Manpower.png 1 year's worth of manpower
  • Gain Military power.png 150 Military power
  • If the country has a stability of less than +3,
    • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
    • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Enabled if country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges" is set

Event button 547.png
Reform the Army and undermine the power of the Sejm.
  • Remove country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"
  • Gain Military power.png 50 Military power
  • One random owned province in Europe:
    • Noble rebels.png Size 3 Polish Magnate rebels rise in revolt


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Msg event.pngTurko-Polish Tension


Poland and the Ottoman Empire came into conflict in the 1670's and 80's when the Cossacks in the Polish part of the divided Ukraine submitted to the Ottoman Empire and called for Tatar aid against Poland. Victories won by hetman Jan Sobieski only temporarily forestalled the threat, and in 1672 the Commonwealth faced a major invasion by the Ottoman Empire. The fall of the key border fortress Kamieniec Podolski was followed by the humiliating Peace of Buczacz. In 1683 Sobieski led a relief army to Vienna, besieged by the Ottomans, and as supreme commander of the allied forces won a resounding victory that marked the beginning of Ottoman withdrawal from Europe.


 
Trigger conditions
  • At least one of:
  • Religion is in Christian group
  • Flag of Ottomans Ottomans exists
  • Is not allied to Flag of Ottomans Ottomans
  • Is not a subject of Flag of Ottomans Ottomans
  • Does not have country modifier "pol_tur_tension_timer"
  • Our country or our vassal or junior partner or senior partner:
    • Owns a province that has a border with Flag of Ottomans Ottomans:
      • Neighbouring province:
        • Is owned by Flag of Ottomans Ottomans:
        • Is not core of our country
        • Our country does not have a claim on that province
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
We will defend Christendom.
  • Gain hidden country modifier "pol_tur_tension_timer" for Time Icon.png10 years:
  • Gain Manpower.png 1 year's worth of manpower
  • Our country or our vassal or junior partner or senior partner:
    • Owns a province that has a border with Flag of Ottomans Ottomans:
      • Random neighbouring province:
        • Is owned by Flag of Ottomans Ottomans:
        • Is not core of our country
        • Our country does not have a claim on that province
      • Our country gains claim on that province


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Msg event.pngThe Great Northern Conflict


In 1697, the 15 years old Charles XII ascended the Swedish throne. Seeing the opportunity, the Russian Czar Peter I allied with Denmark and Poland-Saxony in 1699. However, with British and Dutch naval assistance, Charles XII landed on Zealand and promptly defeated the Danes, then moved to Estland where his badly outnumbered Swedes (1 to 5) won a crushing victory over the Russians. Instead of finishing the Russians, Charles moved against August II of Poland-Saxony and drove him out of Poland in 1704 (having the pro-Swedish Stanislaw Leszczynski elected King), then subjugating Saxony in 1706. While the Russians started the construction of St Petersburg (1703) and rebuilt their armies, they also took parts of Estland (1704-1706). Charles then decided to march to Moscow via the Ukraine where the Cossacks under Mazeppa had again risen in revolt (1708). The harsh winter and Russian raids decimated his army and he was finally beaten at the battle of Poltava in 1709. The wounded king escaped to the Ottomans. The Russians were encircled by the Ottomans on the Prut River, but Peter succeeded through bribery to obtain a safe conduct in exchange for Azov. While Charles was still exiled in Turkey, Russian, Danish, Hanoverian and even Prussian troops captured most of the Swedish land around the Baltic. Having emerged from Turkish internment, Charles got killed in 1718 in front of the Norwegian fortress of Frederickshald. In the peace treaties that followed Sweden lost most of her Baltic empire.


 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Advance!
  • Flag of Sweden Sweden
    • Gain opinion modifier "Polish Aggressions" towards Flag of Poland Poland, worth Opinion.png -150 opinion
    • Every rival:
      • Gain opinion modifier "Common Enemy" towards Flag of Poland Poland for 10 years, worth Opinion.png +30 opinion
  • Every owned province:
    • Every neighbouring province:
      • Province is owned by Flag of Sweden Sweden
      • Is not core of our country
      • Our country gains a claim on this province
Event button 547.png
Stay calm for a while.
  • Lose Prestige.png 10 Prestige
  • Flag of Sweden Sweden gains opinion modifier "Ignored Claim" towards Flag of Poland Poland, worth Opinion.png +10 opinion


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Msg event.pngThe Horrible Plague in Lithuania


During 1709-10 Lithuania endured the harshest winter of a century. But as if that was not enough, an epidemic plague spread through the lands killing many thousands. There is talking of the Scourge of God and people pray... pray... pray...


 
Trigger conditions Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
There is nothing we can do.
  • Gain country modifier "Severe Plague" for 5 years, giving the following effects:
    • National tax modifier.png -10% National tax modifier
    • National manpower modifier.png -25% National manpower modifier
Event button 547.png
Try to contain it.
  • Lose Administrative power.png 50 Administrative power
  • Gain country modifier "Contained Plague" for 5 years, giving the following effects:
    • National tax modifier.png -5% National tax modifier
    • National manpower modifier.png -10% National manpower modifier


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Msg event.pngNicolaus Copernicus


In 1543, the year of his death, Nicolaus Copernicus published On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres. The work argued for a heliocentric model of the universe as opposed to the common Ptolemaic view of an Earth-centered universe. This work threatened the literal truth of the Bible as well as the long established geo-centric view of the universe. Copernicus had no mathematical backing for his argument but this would be provided by later generations of astronomers and mathematicians.


 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


Event button 547.png
Ok.
  • Advisor Natural Scientist.png Natural Scientist advisor named "Nicolaus Copernicus" becomes available for 25% price
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Msg event.pngUrszula Meyerin

Her beauty caught the eye of the queen who choose her as the king's mistress and Urszula joined the court when she was 22 years old as a chamberlain. The strict religious woman held great influence on the king and queen, but was very unpopular because of her involvement in affairs of state. Her favorites were appointed to state positions due to her influence and she was called many scornful things such as 'minister in a skirt', 'Jesuit's bigotry', the King's mistress and 'obscene favorite'. Despite many marriage offers, Urszula has never married. The Pope sent her a Golden Rose, who she corresponded with, as an award for an exceptionally virtuous life. The king is now old and often ill, something Urszula Meyerin has taken advantage of. She is the one who signs official state documents and receives foreign ambassadors, and is the ruler in all but name.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Poland Poland, Flag of Lithuania Lithuania or Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth.
  • Has a male monarch over 50 years old.
  • Current ruler has all the skills (Administrative power.pngDiplomatic power.pngMilitary power.png) lower than 3.
  • Government type is a Government monarchy.png monarchy.
  • Is not the lesser partner in Personal union.png a personal union.

The year is between 1570 and 1645.

Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Slowly relieve her of her powers and place her as an advisor instead.
  • Gain 100 Administrative power.png administrative power.
  • Gain 100 Diplomatic power.png diplomatic power.
  • Gain 100 Military power.png military power.
  • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Diplomat female.PNG diplomat with skill 2 named Urszula Meyerin.
Event button 547.png
Then make her our ruler.

Get a new female ruler Urszula of Meyerin dynasty with:

  • 3 Administrative power.png administrative skill,
  • 4 Diplomatic power.png diplomatic skill,
  • 2 Military power.png military skill.
  • has Bavarian culture.
  • has Devotion.png ‘Pious’ personality.

If the country uses ‘Statists vs Monarchists’ mechanics:

  • then strengthen Monarchists in power by 100%.
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Msg event.pngElzbieta Helena Sieniawska

The wealthy, well educated lady-in-waiting of the queen Elzbieta Helena Sieniawska, married to Adam Mikolaj Sieniawski, Grand Hetman of the Crown, has finally managed to enforce that her property - inherited from her father the Polish Solomon - is hers and that her husband has no business with her business. Her great wisdom, reason and shrewdness is why she is often deployed on diplomatic missions and other obligations her husband cannot cope with. Many calls her 'a great ruler and the First Lady of the Republic'. She has meetings with the whole of Europe and is entangled in many political matters, including who will be put upon the [Root.GetAdjective] throne. The anti-Habsburg insurrection in Hungary, with the Prince of Transylvania Francis II Rákãczi as leader of the insurrection, had her support and the Prince her love. While trying to negotiate an agreement between the Tsar of Russia and the king of Sweden, she was abducted by the Swedish army and met with the king before she was released. Her husband negotiated with the Tsar his candidature to the throne, something Elzbieta disapproved of and threatened him with divorce if he did not stop the negotiations. Adam Mikolaj Sieniawski never managed to grasp the throne. Her unscrupulous acts as an politician has made Charles XII of Sweden refer to her as 'that most accursed woman'. She has many secret contacts with different camps and conducts various personal intrigues, many to reduce outside influence in the land.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Poland Poland, Flag of Lithuania Lithuania or Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth.
  • Has a male ruler.
  • Government type is a Government monarchy.png monarchy.
  • Is not the lesser partner in Personal union.png a personal union.
  • Current ruler has all the skills (Administrative power.pngDiplomatic power.pngMilitary power.png) lower than 3.

The year is between 1669 and 1729.

Mean time to happen

200 months


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Wise, wealthy and shrewd - this is one woman we need behind the throne!
  • Gain 100 Administrative power.png administrative power.
  • Gain 100 Diplomatic power.png diplomatic power.
  • Gain 100 Military power.png military power.
  • If this country is the Emperor of China,
  • then it gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
  • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Diplomat female.PNG diplomat with skill 3 named Elzbieta Helena Sieniawska.
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This is the ruler we deserve!

Get a new female ruler Elzbieta Helena of Sieniawska dynasty with:

  • 3 Administrative power.png administrative skill,
  • 4 Diplomatic power.png diplomatic skill,
  • 2 Military power.png military skill.
  • has Polish culture.
  • has Yearly corruption.png ‘Incorruptible’ personality.

If the country uses ‘Statists vs Monarchists’ mechanics:

  • then strengthen Monarchists in power by 100%.
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Msg event.pngMarie Louise Gonzaga

Before she married Wladyslaw IV, Marie Louise Gonzaga had a literary salon in Paris and spent many years in a convent. Before the wedding she had to change her name to Ludwika Maria as the name Maria is reserved for Mary, mother of Jesus here in $COUNTRY$. Not two years later, Wladyslaw IV died and she married John Casimir. The [Root.GetAdjective] nobility finds her a peculiar and scandalous woman, as she has very ambitious economic and political plans and keeps meddling with [Root.GetAdjective] politics. Active and energetic, she despises boredom and has many different hobbies to entertain herself. For example, she founded the newspaper The [Root.GetAdjective] Mercury, the convent of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary and opened the first literary salon in $COUNTRY$. Tito Livio Burattini thrives under her patronage and is currently building a model aircraft. Perhaps this Italian polymath will be the first inventor to fly?
When the Swedes attacked, she led the [Root.GetAdjective] troops in repulsing the enemy. She is a formidable woman with a great deal of influence and political power.

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Poland Poland, Flag of Lithuania Lithuania or Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth.
  • Government type is a Government monarchy.png monarchy.
  • Government type is not a Government steppe horde.png Steppe horde.
  • Is not the lesser partner in Personal union.png a personal union.
  • Either:
    • does not have a female monarch, and has less than 50 Legitimacy.png legitimacy,
    • current ruler has all the skills (Administrative power.pngDiplomatic power.pngMilitary power.png) lower than 3.

The year is between 1611 and 1667.

Mean time to happen

200 months


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Her advice will be of great importance to us.
  • Gain 100 Administrative power.png administrative power.
  • Gain 100 Diplomatic power.png diplomatic power.
  • Gain 100 Military power.png military power.
  • If this country is the Emperor of China,
  • then it gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
  • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Statesman female.PNG statesman with skill 2 named Marie Louise Gonzaga.
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As a ruler, we hope she will be just as formidable.

Get a new female ruler Marie Louise of Gonzaga dynasty with:

  • 4 Administrative power.png administrative skill,
  • 3 Diplomatic power.png diplomatic skill,
  • 2 Military power.png military skill.
  • has Burgundian culture.
  • has Goods produced modifier.png ‘Industrious’ personality.

If the country uses ‘Statists vs Monarchists’ mechanics:

  • then strengthen Monarchists in power by 100%.
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Msg event.pngFranciszka Urszula Radziwillowa

The brilliant dramatist and writer Franciszka Urszula Radziwillowa has written sixteen plays for her court theater with subjects and characters taken from medieval dramas, Ancient mythology, Arab and Persian humoresques and folklore. We call her the first [Root.GetAdjective] playwright and it is thanks to her szlachta family of Janusz Antoni Wisniowiecki and the education she received.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1705 and 1753.

Mean time to happen

200 months


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A true artist, an advisor we need.
  • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Artist female.PNG artist with skill 2 named Franciszka Urszula Radziwillowa.
  • If this country is the Emperor of China,
  • then it gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
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We will encourage more people like her, to contribute to our culture.
  • Gain 50 Diplomatic power.png diplomatic power.
  • Gain 50 Administrative power.png administrative power.

The Nieszawa Privileges[edit]

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Msg event.pngThe Nieszawa Privileges-'Conventiones Particulares'


After the concessions to the Nobility in 1425 and during the Thirteen Years War Kazimierz IV was again forced to new concessions. To be able to raise troops, among them a lot of mercenaries, the King needed money from the Szlachta. In an effort to solve the monarchy's pressing problems he had to accept the Nieszawa Privileges implying that the Nobility had the right to hold local Conventiones Particulares, without which no troops could be raised and no taxes extracted. In this way the Nobility got an efficient and powerful organization with a joint mutual interest, and power of the military and the taxation legislative procedure.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • At least one of:
  • Year is between 1460 and 1485
Mean time to happen

50 months


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Accept the Conventions.
  • Gain country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges" until the end of the game, giving the following effects:
    • Stability cost modifier.png -20% Stability cost modifier
    • Technology cost.png +5% Technology cost
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Refuse to sign it and defy the Magnates.
  • One random owned province in Europe:
    • Noble rebels.png Size 3 Polish Magnate rebels rise in revolt


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Msg event.pngEnding the Stagnation - Jan Sobieski


On 12 September 1683 an allied army under the leadership of King Jan Sobieski relieved Vienna from the besieging Ottomans. At this point the King's name flew over Europe. In that very moment Jan Sobieski had such status and personal power coming from his very person that he could have ended the stagnation of Poland or at least he could have tried. Merely the different political climate during the earlier days of his reign is a proof of him being a very special monarch. He was never that limited by vetoes or articles as earlier monarchs, but in the end he chose a different path. He chose to continue the campaign against the Ottoman, a campaign he could not win decisively, while at the same time having to cope with growing dissent from magnates disliking this policy. When he stopped campaigning he suffered heavily from gallstones and he never managed to make the magnates forget that he was just one of them. He never managed to translate his popularity in the Szlachta, as whole, into concerted political action. If he instead had gone home after relieving Vienna and picked a fight with the magnates something completely different might have happened. Well who knows...?


 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Polish
  • Has Country flag librium_veto or Country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"
  • Any neighbouring country is at least 3 technologies ahead
  • Year is between 1680 and 1695
Mean time to happen

180 months


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No, it's too problematic to change the situation.
  • If the country has a stability of less than +3,
    • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
    • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
  • Gain Mercantilism.png 3 Mercantilism
Event button 547.png
Let us change this depressing situation.
  • Lose Icon stability.png 3 Stability
  • Clear country flag librium_veto
  • Remove country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"


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Msg event.pngEnding the Stagnation - Friedrich Augustus II


In 1697 Friedrich Augustus II became king of Poland. His reputation was never good. He was a German and because of his inability to win a war he himself had started he is considered a rather bad Polish king. However, when Friedrich Augustus became king he had a plan. He was not a stupid man, and he intended to turn the Commonwealth into a centralized monarchical state. He was a child of the same ideas as his contemporaries in Berlin, Hannover and München, and he needed a war to accomplish it. Like Sobieski, he saw war as the surest way to gain prestige and a free hand to carry out his plan. Now Friedrich Augustus made certain mistakes. He and his allies underestimated the ease with which they would smash the eighteen year old monarch of Sweden and secondly Friedrich August was no Sobieskian General. The failure of the war and his lost prestige from being a lousy soldier and having been forced to a humiliating abdication ruined every chance to reform anything. Instead he ruined any chance for monarchism in Poland as his return was with the arrivals of Russian bayonets. However... had he won the war and Poland had been a winner while Russia had become rather mauled then his position would have been different. Instead of buying art for his castles in Dresden he might very well have used that prestige and military power with boldness and brute force to accomplish the impossible...


 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Polish
  • Has Country flag librium_veto or Country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"
  • Any neighbouring country is at least 3 technologies ahead
  • Year is between 1697 and 1712
Mean time to happen

180 months


Event button 547.png
No, it's too problematic to change the situation.
  • If the country has a stability of less than +3,
    • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
    • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
  • Gain Mercantilism.png 3 Mercantilism
Event button 547.png
Let us change this depressing situation.
  • Lose Icon stability.png 3 Stability
  • Clear country flag librium_veto
  • Remove country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"


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Msg event.pngEnding the Stagnation - Stanislaus Poniatowski


After the ascension of Stanislaus Poniatowski to the Polish throne, a feverish wave of reforms took place. In 1766 Chancellor Zamoyski laid before the Sejm his project for constitutional reform which included the abolition of the Liberum Veto. This elicited an immediate response from St Petersburg and Berlin, both of which threatened with war if it were not withdrawn, and if the Confederated Sejm was not immediately dissolved. The King and his supporters had little to do but comply, trapped in Warszawa as they were. But people started to wake up from their 'Saxon slumber' and the Confederates refused to comply. At the same time some magnates wanted to get rid of the upstart Stanislaus and united with Russian forces under the young general Suvorov, they fought and destroyed the Confederated troops. Thus the Effort to end stagnation brought the First Partition of Poland.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Polish
  • Has Country flag librium_veto or Country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"
  • Any neighbouring country is at least 3 technologies ahead
  • Year is between 1765 and 1780
Mean time to happen

180 months


Event button 547.png
No, it's too problematic to change the situation.
  • If the country has a stability of less than +3,
    • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
    • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
  • Gain Mercantilism.png 3 Mercantilism
Event button 547.png
Let us change this depressing situation.
  • Lose Icon stability.png 3 Stability
  • Clear country flag librium_veto
  • Remove country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"


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Msg event.pngEnding the Stagnation - King Stanislaus


In 1787 King Stanislaus approached Catherine of Russia with a bargain. Poland will raise a substantial army and support Russia in her war with the Ottomans, and make flanking maneuvers against potential attacks from Prussia or Sweden. The move was smart as it would mean that the king would have an army that could defend the country from enemies abroad and within, but Catherine did not fall for. She preferred having Poland as a piece of no-man's-land in between her and Prussia and Austria. As this failed, the King stood without a plan and a decent foreign policy. The next year members of the so-called 'Patriotic Party' took matters in their own hands in the Great Sejm. It voted an increase of the army and vested control over it in a Sejm Commission. It placed the conduct of foreign policy in the hands of another Sejm Commission. It also abolished the Permanent Council that had governed the country since 1772 and imposed tax on incomes from lands, 10 percent for the Szlachta and 20 percent for the Church. In 1791 the king arrived from his isolation since the failure with Catherine and together with Stanislaw Potocki and Hugo Kollataj he drafted the New Constitution of May 3. This became the first written Constitution in Europe and a satisfactory compromise between the republicanism of Potocki, the radicalism of Kollataj and the monarchism of the king. Again Catherine the Great reacted, and as circumstances went against Poland, peace was signed between the Ottomans and Russia, and 89000 seasoned veterans now stood against the 37000 staunchly heroic, but no less, newly recruited Poles. No one helped Poland and the outcome was devastating. Thus the Effort to end stagnation brought the Second Partition of Poland.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Polish
  • Has Country flag librium_veto or Country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"
  • Any neighbouring country is at least 3 technologies ahead
  • Year is between 1785 and 1800
Mean time to happen

180 months


Event button 547.png
No, it's too problematic to change the situation.
  • If the country has a stability of less than +3,
    • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
    • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
  • Gain Mercantilism.png 3 Mercantilism
Event button 547.png
Let us change this depressing situation.
  • Lose Icon stability.png 3 Stability
  • Clear country flag librium_veto
  • Remove country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"

The Pacta Conventa[edit]

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Msg event.pngThe Pacta Conventa and the Henrykian Articles


In 1572 the Jagiellon Dynasty was extinct and a new king was to elected. His name was Henri d'Anjou. On his election he was forced to sign what has later been called the Henrykian Articles, which rectified that Poland was an elective monarchy from then on. He also signed the Pacta Conventa, which was a formal contract between the elected monarch and the Sejm. In practice the monarch lost all power over his country. He had no power over governmental officials and he had a mere 3000 men strong Royal Army. To get anything extra he had to plead with the Sejm for permission. At this moment Poland effectively stopped being a monarchy, as the monarch was a mere figurehead, and instead a true Noble Republic.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

Is triggered only by

a new ruler.


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There is nothing we can do, my King.
  • Gain country modifier "Pacta Conventa" until the end of the game, giving the following effects:
    • Cost of reducing war exhaustion.png +50% Cost of reducing war exhaustion
    • Reduce inflation cost.png +50% Cost of reducing inflation
  • Set country flag pol_pact_conventa_flag
  • Set country flag pol_pact_conventa_flag_had_before


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Msg event.pngThe Sejm refuses to allow the mobilization of more troops


Since the issuing of the Henrykian Articles and the Pacta Conventa the King had very little power of his own. If he was to make policies, of war for example, he had to have the consent of the Sejm. Sometimes kings tried to drag the country into conflict and thus force the Sejm to comply out of necessity or by building a domestic political coalition which were changing tit for tat. But often the Sejm plainly said no.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Polish
  • Is not in a regency
  • Country flag pol_pact_conventa_flag is set
  • Ruler does not have modifier "pol_sejm_refuse_timer"
  • Government is monarchy
Mean time to happen

6 months


Immediate effects
  • Hidden effect:
    • Gain ruler modifier "pol_sejm_refuse_timer"

Event button 547.png
Ok.
  • Gain ruler modifier "Sejm Refuse Troops" giving the following effects:
    • Manpower recovery speed.png -50% Manpower recovery speed
    • Recruitment time.png +50% Recruitment time
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Go behind their backs.
  • Lose Legitimacy.png 20 Legitimacy
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 Stability


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Msg event.pngThe Sejm comply with your policies


The Veto itself was merely the most obvious symptom of a political disease that went far deeper. The first veto was not repeated for seventeen years, the second not for another ten. Then it became endemic in parliamentary life. The right to cast a veto grew into fetish, particularly among the minor Szlachta who saw it as a symbol of their personal involvement in the Commonwealth, as well as the ultimate guarantee of their freedoms. That the King viewed it differently is obvious. One should know that policy-making in Poland was not frozen because of the power of the veto. The King had to create Grand Compromises to ensure an at least acceptable outcome. However, as the Polish society slowly lost its consensus it was harder and harder to reach a compromise. It was especially cumbersome when planning and scheming had been going on for many months and suddenly in the last minute of passing the proposal in the Sejm, Someone rose and threw a Veto... Then again, sometimes the proposal actually passed.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Polish
  • Is not in a regency
  • Country flag pol_pact_conventa_flag is set
  • Ruler does not have modifier "pol_sejm_refuse_timer"
  • Government is monarchy
Mean time to happen

3 months


Immediate effects
  • Hidden effect:
    • Gain ruler modifier "pol_sejm_refuse_timer"

Event button 547.png
Great!
  • Gain ruler modifier "Sejm complied" giving the following effects:
    • Inflation reduction.png +10% Yearly inflation reduction
    • Technology cost.png -10% Technology cost
    • Idea cost.png -10% Idea cost


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Msg event.pngThe Sejm veto all your policies


The Veto itself was merely the most obvious symptom of a political disease that went far deeper. The first veto was not repeated for seventeen years, the second not for another ten. Then it became endemic in parliamentary life. The right to cast a veto grew into fetish, particularly among the minor Szlachta who saw it as a symbol of their personal involvement in the Commonwealth, as well as the ultimate guarantee of their freedoms. That the King viewed it differently is obvious. One should know that policy-making in Poland was not frozen because of the power of the veto. The King had to create Grand Compromises to ensure an at least acceptable outcome. However, as the Polish society slowly lost its consensus it was harder and harder go reach a compromise. It was especially cumbersome when planning and scheming had been going on for many months and suddenly in the last minute of passing the proposal in the Sejm, Someone rose and threw a Veto...


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is not in a regency
  • Country flag pol_pact_conventa_flag is set
  • Ruler does not have modifier "pol_sejm_refuse_timer"
  • Government is monarchy
Mean time to happen

6 months


Immediate effects
  • Hidden effect:
    • Gain ruler modifier "pol_sejm_refuse_timer"

Event button 547.png
Ok.
  • Gain ruler modifier "Sejm Veto" giving the following effects:
    • Stability cost modifier.png +10% Stability cost modifier
    • Technology cost.png +10% Technology cost
    • Idea cost.png +10% Idea cost
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Go behind their backs.
  • Lose Legitimacy.png 20 Legitimacy
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 Stability

The Zebrzydowski rebellion[edit]


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Msg event.pngThe Struggle for Royal Power


In the early 17th century Poland was one of the mightiest countries in the world, yet she had great problems. The trade and production of Eastern Europe were based along the Baltic Coast. There laid the future of the next major power in the area. The King saw this and tried to improve Polish position in these areas, but the Szlachta were not remotely interested. Her interests laid in the Ukraine and the lands where the Magnates could rule armies of serfs levied from their vast agricultural estates. This was the first disagreement between King Sigismund III and the Nobility. Another one was the matter of the religious freedom. The king never stopped working towards making the Catholic Faith the official religion in the country. However he was quite unsuccessful. The last disagreement was about Royal power. Sigismund was the grandson of the strong Swedish king Gustavus Wasa and he desired absolutism. Sigismund fought an uneven fight, but his struggle irritated the Poles so much that his reputation is tarnished to this very day. He also managed to upset people with his undiplomatic efforts to increase his power and because of that the Zebrzydowski rebellion stopped his effort for good.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Country flag pol_pact_conventa_flag is set
  • Year is 1600 or later
  • Government is monarchy
  • Does not have country flag pol_zebrzydowski_rebellion_flag
Mean time to happen

100 months
Modifiers

  • Country flag librium_veto is set: ×0.5
  • Has country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges" : ×0.5

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Resign completely and read theological books instead.
  • Lose Prestige.png 100 Prestige
  • If Government is not Celestial Empire
    • Change government to Oligarchic Republic
  • A new regent comes to power with the following attributes:
    • Administrative power.png 0 Administrative skill
    • Diplomatic power.png 0 Diplomatic skill
    • Military power.png 0 Military skill
  • Remove country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"
  • Remove country modifier "The Statute of Piotrkow"
  • Remove country modifier "Pacta Conventa"
  • Clear country flag librium_veto
Event button 547.png
Wage a war on the Nobility.
  • Set country flag pol_zebrzydowski_rebellion_flag
  • Gain country modifier "The Royal Struggle" until the end of the game, giving the following effects:
    • National unrest.png +10 National unrest
    • Stability cost modifier.png +25% Stability cost modifier
    • Goods produced modifier.png -25% Goods produced modifier
  • Lose Icon stability.png 3 Stability
  • Capital province:
    • Noble rebels.png Size 6 Polish Magnate rebels rise in revolt
  • One random owned province:
    • Is not the country's capital
    • Continent is in Europe
    • Noble rebels.png Size 3 Polish Magnate rebels rise in revolt


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Msg event.pngKonfederacja


The growing dissatisfaction of the Polish nobles, or szlachta, with the King Sigismund III Vasa was caused by their disapproval of the King's efforts to weaken the Sejm, the Polish parliament, and to replace the elective monarchy with a hereditary one. Mikolaj Zebrzydowski, Jan Szczesny Herburt, Stanislaw Stadnicki, Aleksander Józef Lisowski and Janusz Radziwill formed a rokosz, or semi-legal rebellion, in Stezyca and Lublin. The nobles gathered at the rokosz formed a konfederacja which outlined demands in 67 articles, demanding Sigismund III's dethronement for breaching the Henrykian Articles, the expulsion of the Jesuits from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and that the Sejm was to appoint state officials instead of the king. Protestant rights should be expanded and protected and local officials should be elected and not appointed.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Polish
  • Has country modifier "pol_zebrzydowski_rebellion_flag"
Mean time to happen

36 months


Event button 547.png
Try to negotiate with the konfederacja.
  • Gain ruler modifier "Konfederacja" , giving the following effects:
    • National unrest.png -2 National unrest
    • Idea cost.png +25% Idea cost
  • Set country flag pol_konfederacja_flag
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Reject their demands.
  • Lose Prestige.png 5 Prestige
  • One random owned province in Europe
    • Noble rebels.png Size 3 Polish Magnate rebels rise in revolt
  • One random owned province in Europe
    • Noble rebels.png Size 2 Polish Magnate rebels rise in revolt
  • Set country flag pol_konfederacja_flag


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Msg event.pngSandomierz Rokosz


The Polish nobles had formed a konfederacja and demanded Sigismund III's dethronement, the expulsion of the Jesuits and that the Sejm should appoint state officials instead of the king. The Sejm or Polish parliament rejected their demands. Rebel nobles gathered in Guzów and the Royal Army was sent to pacify the rebels. Under the command of Hetman Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, the rebels were confronted by the Royal Army and led to the Battle of Guzów. The Royalist faction won the battle on July 6.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Primary culture is Polish
  • Has country modifier "pol_zebrzydowski_rebellion_flag"
  • Country flag pol_konfederacja_flag is set
Mean time to happen

36 months


Immediate effects
  • Hidden effect:
    • One random owned core province:
      • Set province flag POL_rokosz_sandomierski_flag1
    • One random owned province:
      • Province flag POL_rokosz_sandomierski_flag1 is not set
        • Set province flag POL_rokosz_sandomierski_flag2
    • One random owned province:
      • Province flag POL_rokosz_sandomierski_flag1 and Province flag POL_rokosz_sandomierski_flag2 are not set
        • Set province flag POL_rokosz_sandomierski_flag3

Event button 547.png
Confer with the rebel leaders.
  • Lose Administrative power.png 100 Administrative power
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 100 Diplomatic power
  • Lose Military power.png 100 Military power
  • Lose Legitimacy.png 50 Legitimacy
  • Every neighbouring country:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Negotiated with Rebels" towards our country, worth Opinion.png -25 opinion
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Suppress the rebels.
  • Province with flag POL_rokosz_sandomierski_flag1:
    • Noble rebels.png Size 3 Polish Magnate rebels rise in revolt
    • Clear province flag POL_rokosz_sandomierski_flag1
  • Province with flag POL_rokosz_sandomierski_flag2:
    • Noble rebels.png Size 2 Polish Magnate rebels rise in revolt
    • Clear province flag POL_rokosz_sandomierski_flag2
  • Province with flag POL_rokosz_sandomierski_flag3:
    • Noble rebels.png Size 1 Polish Magnate rebels rise in revolt
    • Clear province flag POL_rokosz_sandomierski_flag3
  • Every neighbouring country:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Suppressed Rebels" towards (Our country), worth Opinion.png +25 opinion


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Msg event.pngPacify the Sejm


The Polish noble rebellion was over by 1609. The rebellious nobles formally surrendered to the king two years after the start of the revolt at the 1609 meeting of the Sejm. The meeting is known as the Pacification Sejm and the nobles surrendered in return for leniency. Hetman Chodkiewicz and many royal supporters successfully argued for amnesty for the rebels. The rebellion, although a failure, ruined any chance that Sigismund III had to strengthen his role in the government.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • Has had country flag pol_zebrzydowski_rebellion_flag for at least 1 000 days
  • No province is controlled by rebels
Mean time to happen

1 month


Event button 547.png
The nobles have formally surrendered.
  • Remove country modifier "Pacta Conventa"
  • Remove country modifier "pol_zebrzydowski_rebellion_flag"
  • Clear country flag pol_zebrzydowski_rebellion_flag
  • Clear country flag pol_konfederacja_flag
  • Clear country flag pol_pact_conventa_flag
  • Remove country modifier "Sejm Veto"
  • Remove country modifier "Sejm Refuse Troops"
  • Remove country modifier "Sejm complied"
  • Gain Prestige.png 50 Prestige
  • Gain Icon stability.png 3 Stability
  • Gain Legitimacy.png 50 Legitimacy
  • If Government is Elective_monarchy
    • Change government to Administrative Monarchy
    • Heir dies
    • Gain Absolutism.png 10 Absolutism


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Msg event.pngPacify the Sejm


The Polish noble rebellion was over by 1609. The rebellious nobles formally surrendered to the king two years after the start of the revolt at the 1609 meeting of the Sejm. The meeting is known as the Pacification Sejm and the nobles surrendered in return for leniency. Hetman Chodkiewicz and many royal supporters successfully argued for amnesty for the rebels. The rebellion, although a failure, ruined any chance that Sigismund III had to strengthen his role in the government.


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once during a campaign
  • Has country modifier "pol_zebrzydowski_rebellion_flag"
  • Country flag pol_zebrzydowski_rebellion_flag is not set
Mean time to happen

1 month


Event button 547.png
The nobles have formally surrendered.
  • Remove country modifier "Pacta Conventa"
  • Remove country modifier "pol_zebrzydowski_rebellion_flag"
  • Remove country modifier "Sejm Veto"
  • Remove country modifier "Sejm Refuse Troops"
  • Remove country modifier "Sejm complied"
  • Clear country flag pol_konfederacja_flag

Roman II's coup event chain[edit]

Also the start of the Roman II's coup event chain is an event for Poland:

id

Msg event.pngSupport for Roman of Moldavia


The throne of Moldavia was once shared between the brothers Stefan and Ilias after an indecisive battle left neither of them with the power to overthrow the other. After nearly a decade of cold cooperation, Ilias was caught plotting to once again seize the throne for himself, but was discovered by Stefan who had his eyes gouged out.
Ilias sought refuge in Poland, where he had once been imprisoned, and vowed revenge against Stefan. Though he died shortly after, his son Roman has donned his father's mantle and now seeks Polish support for his own bid for the Moldavian throne. Should we support his efforts, Roman promises that the Principality of Moldavia will pledge itself as a subject of Poland in perpetuity.


 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

Flag of Moldavia Moldavia:

It is before 1448.

Mean time to happen

48 months

Modifiers

It is at least 1447: ×0.01


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Fund Roman's efforts with coin.

Flag of Poland Poland:

  • loses Gold Icon.png 0.5 yearly income.

Flag of Moldavia Moldavia:

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Send soldiers to aid Roman.

Flag of Poland Poland:

  • loses Manpower.png−100% yearly manpower.

Flag of Moldavia Moldavia:

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We should not interfere in Moldavian affairs.

Flag of Poland Poland:

  • loses Prestige.png−10 prestige.
  • loses Icon legitimacy monarchy.png−10 legitimacy.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. As defined in /Europa Universalis IV/events/flavorPOL.txt