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Kingdom rankTibet
Primary culture
Tibetan (Burman)

Capital province
Lhasa (677)

Tribal MonarchyGovernment tribal.png

State religion

Technology group
ChineseChinese technology group
Tibetan ideas

For Vajrayana.png Vajrayana countries with Primary culture.png Tibetan primary culture.

Traditions.png Traditions:

−1 National unrest
+1% Missionary strength

Stability cost modifier.png Vajrayana Buddhism

−10% Stability cost modifier

Land leader shock.png Bön Influence

+1 Land leader shock

Production efficiency.png Yaks!

+10% Production efficiency

Tolerance heretic.png The Way of Virtue

+1 Tolerance of heretics
+1 Tolerance of heathens

Diplomatic reputation.png Potala Palace

+1 Diplomatic reputation

Discipline.png The Way of the Ancients

+5% Discipline

Idea cost.png The Pale Earth School

−10% Idea cost

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−10% Advisor costs
For the region, see Tibet (region).

Tibet is a formable nation in Asia, and can be created by countries with both Tibetan as their primary national culture and the Vajrayana religion. Once formed, it is bordering Flag of Ming Ming to its east, Flag of Chagatai Chagatai to its north, and the numerous Indian states to its south and west.

At one point in the distant past, more than 600 years before the timeframe of EU4, Tibet was united under the banner of the Tibetan Empire and ruled over large tracts of land encompassing all of Tibet, the Tarim Basin and Gansu regions to the north and even parts of India and China. After a time of success and prosperity, however, the Tibetan Empire, like all empires, fell into decline and finally disintegrated and collapsed in the mid-9th century.

By 1444, the Tibetan Empire is long gone and the Tibetan plateau is now home to four successor states; Flag of U U, Flag of Tsang Tsang, Flag of Kham Kham and Flag of Guge Guge. While fractured and weakened, should one of these successor states rise to conquer all of its competitors and unite Tibet, they could use the Tibetan plateau as a very defensible stronghold and powerbase to restore the old empire and perhaps even launch a campaign to conquer all of China and India.



 Form Tibetan Nation

The Tibetan Plateau was once united under an empire sprawling beyond it. By bringing together the Tibetan people once again, we can revive this legacy.

Potential requirements

  Tibet does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled, then it

  • must have at least 5 cities.
  • can not be a former colonial nation.
  • can not be a custom nation.

The country:


If Lhasa (677) is part of the HRE, but the country is not a member then:

  • the province is removed from the HRE.
  • the Holy Roman Emperor:
    • gets the opinion modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the country, worth  −50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
    • loses  1 imperial authority.

Lhasa (677):

  • will no longer be under the control of an estate.
  • becomes the capital of the country.
  • gains  1 base tax.

The country:

If Tibet:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire and not an elector or the emperor
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a   kingdom.
  • does not have custom ideas
Provinces in orange must be owned and cored to form Tibet. Forming Tibet grants permanent claims on the shaded area.


Main article: Tibetan missions



 The Dalai Lama takes control

After years of misrule by weak kings who were puppets of foreign powers, the Dalai Lama, long the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, has taken full control of the government. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, seeks your advice. What kind of foreign policy should we pursue?
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is before 1642.

Mean time to happen

200 months

Turn inward and create a peaceful Shangri-La
Chastise our treacherous neighbors!
If the country has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains  1 stability,
  • else it gains  50 administrative power.

 Meeting with the Khans

The Dalai Lama regards the assembled throng of petty Khans as though they were his trained mastiffs. Through them he knows his dominion over Tibet will be secured; he must only choose how. The safest plan would be to secure a treaty with the Khans, seeking their assurance that they will do their utmost to defend Buddhism in Tibet, in particular the body of the reborn bodhisattva himself.

A more radical approach has also occurred to the enlightened monk; if the Dalai Lama were to invite one of the Khans to rule as his puppet, he would never need fear resistance from Tibet’s contentious noble families. Ruling from the shadows holds a certain appeal.

He turns to the Khans to announce his will, a placid smile hiding his veiled ambition.

This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

finishing Steppe Politics mission.

Option conditions

 Always enabled:

Establish a rapport with the nomands.

Every known country:

 Enabled if:

Invite the Khalka Mongols to rule.
  • Lose  -2 Stability
  • Country becomes   Khalkha
  • Change government to steppe horde
  • Change primary culture to Khalka
  • Accept Tibetan culture
  • If year is between 1527 and 1582 gain new ruler named Altan from Borjigin dynasty with  4/ 4/ 5 skill
  • Else gain random ruler from Borjigin dynasty

 Enabled if:

Invite the Khoshuud Oirats to rule.
  • Lose  -2 Stability
  • Country becomes   Khoshuud
  • Change government to steppe horde
  • Change primary culture to Oirats
  • Accept Tibetan culture
  • If year is between 1600 and 1655 gain new ruler named Gushri from Khoshut dynasty with  2/ 4/ 5 skill
  • Else gain random ruler from Khoshut dynasty

 Enabled if:

Invite the Dzungar Oirats to rule.
  • Lose  -2 Stability
  • Country becomes   Zunghar
  • Change government to steppe horde
  • Change primary culture to Oirats
  • Accept Tibetan culture
  • Gain random ruler from Choros dynasty
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