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This is a list of all of Flag of Venice Venice's events: [1]

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Msg event.pngThe Veneto-Turkish Conflict

Since the capture of Constantinople by the Turks on May 29th, 1453, Venice had seen its commercial positions in the Black Sea deteriorate. Numerous wars had been fought between 1456 and 1490, pitching the Republic against the Ottomans, with the consequence of Venice losing more pieces of her commercial empire (inherited from the 4th Crusade in 1204) in the Aegean Sea and in Greece (Athens in 1460, Negrepont in 1470). A war erupted again in 1499, Venice losing fortresses in Morea such as Modon, Coron and Navarrin.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1450 and 1550.

Mean time to happen

300 months


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Demand Alexandria as compensation!
  • Flag of Ottomans Ottomans gets country event “The Veneto-Turkish Conflict” in 10 days
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Accept their expansion
  • Lose Prestige.png 10 prestige
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Msg event.pngCompensation Denied

The Turks refuse even to discuss compensation for our losses in trade!
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

option "Refuse even to discuss compensation" on event “The Veneto-Turkish Conflict”


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At least we now have a claim on it

(Nothing)

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Msg event.pngAlexandria Acquired

The Turks have agreed to compensate our trade losses with the province of Alexandria.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

option "Give Alexandria as compensation" on event “The Veneto-Turkish Conflict”


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Excellent

(Nothing)

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Msg event.pngWe can trade in Famagusta!


In 1464, the Cypriotes evicted the Genoese from Famagusta, getting full control over the Island. However, it did not take long until the Venetians had taken control of it, in their attempt to secure control of the Mediterranean trade.


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

option "Let Venice in now" on Cyprus' event “The Question of Famagusta"


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Good News!
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige
  • Province Crete:
    • (Our country) gains trade modifier “Control of Famagusta” (+5 Power) for 7 300 days
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Msg event.pngStratioti!

After the fall of Constantinople, large amount of Greek and Albanian soldiers joined the cause of the Venetian Republic to fight against the Ottoman. They were called Stratioti, coming from the Greek word for Soldier, and were feared light cavalry. One of their most notable leaders was Graitzas Palaiologos who had held out as a Byzantine commander until 1461.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Flag of Byzantium Byzantium does not exist
  • Flag of Ottomans Ottomans owns province Constantinople (151)
  • Any owned province:
    • Culture is Greek

The year is before 1550.

Mean time to happen

100 months


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They will be feared by our enemies!
  • Gain Army tradition.png 10 army tradition
  • Gain manpower 10 000 manpower
  • Every owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Culture is Greek
    • Gain Manpower.png 1 base manpower
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Msg event.pngOttoman control of Morea

After the fall of Constantinople, the Turks turned south and in 1461 the last fortress in Morea fell to the Ottomans. This peninsula was simply too important for the Venetian trade lanes to be neglected, and it was the cause for many wars between Venice and the Ottomans, as Venice laid claims to Morea.
How shall we do?

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is before 1500.

Mean time to happen

100 months


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Today is a good day for the Ottomans to die!
  • Flag of Ottomans Ottomans:
    • Gain opinion modifier “Morean Confrontation” towards us, giving Icon diplomacy relations.png -30 opinion for 60 years with a yearly decay of 0.5.
  • Gain a claim on Morea (145)
  • Gain a claim on Achaea (1773)
  • Hidden effect:
    • Flag of Ottomans Ottomans gets country event “Venetian claims on Morea”
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We cannot risk a war
  • Province Achaea (1773):
    • gains trade modifier “Morean Confrontation” (−25 Power) for 7 300 days
  • Lose Prestige.png 5 prestige
  • Lose Republican tradition.png 5 republican tradition
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Msg event.pngVenetian claims on Morea

An ambassador from Venice has just informed us that they have laid claim to the Morea Peninsula. This is clearly not acceptable, and they must be punished.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

option "Today is a good day for the Ottomans to die!" on event “Ottoman control of Morea"


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This means war!
  • Gain Diplomatic Insult casus belli against Flag of Venice Venice for 60 months
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Msg event.pngMonte Nuovo

The original system of loaning in Italy was a joint stock fund where each citizen had to lend a certain amount of cash in exchange for interest, called Monte Vecchio. In the mid 15th century, Venetian bankers introduced a guaranteed minimum payment of interest to the lenders which increased the amount of money people were willing to lend. This 'Monte Nuovo' was extremely successful, and funded many of Venice's wars.
What shall we do?

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1460 and 1550.

Mean time to happen

12 months


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Introduce the loans
  • Gain country modifier “Monte Nuovo” for 36500 days, giving Interest per annum.png -0.5 interest
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Combat inflation instead
  • Lose Inflation reduction.png 2% inflation
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Msg event.pngThe Dominican Inquisition

When the Pope, with a view to crushing the Albigensian and Patarinian heresies, endeavored to establish everywhere in Italy the Dominican Inquisition, the Republic resisted its introduction into Venice. The State charged itself to discover heretics, who when caught were examined by the Patriarch, the Bishop of Castello, or any other Venetian Ordinary. The examining Court was confined to a return of fact. It was called on to state whether the examinee was or was not guilty of heresy. Punishment was reserved to the secular authority. This arrangement did not satisfy the Court of Rome, an Inquisitor was appointed by the Pope, but he required the Doge's exequatur before he could act, and a board was created of three Venetian nobles, to sit as assessors to the Holy Office. Their duty was to guard the rights of Venetian citizens against ecclesiastical encroachment, including the non-interference in religious matters within the colonies, without their presence and their sanction no act of the Holy Office was valid in Venice. The Inquisition in Venice was certainly no sanguinary Office, thanks no doubt in a large degree to the independent attitude of the State, which insisted upon the presence of lay assessors at every trial.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
  • Is not at war

The year is before 1550

Mean time to happen

300 months


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Venetians First, Christians Second
  • Flag of The Papal State The Papal State gets opinion modifier “Venetian First, Christian Second” towards us, giving Icon diplomacy relations.png -20 opinion for 100 years with a yearly decay of 0.2.
  • Gain country modifier “Venetian First, Christian Second” towards Flag of The Papal State The Papal State, giving Icon diplomacy relations.png -20 opinion until the end of the campaign with a yearly decay of 0.2.
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We are truly Catholic!
  • Flag of The Papal State The Papal State gets opinion modifier “Christian First!” towards us, giving Icon diplomacy relations.png 20 opinion for 100 years with a yearly decay of -0.2.
  • Gain country modifier “Christian First!” towards Flag of The Papal State The Papal State, giving Icon diplomacy relations.png -20 opinion until the end of the campaign with a yearly decay of 0.2.
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Msg event.pngArte dell'Abbaco

'I have often been asked by certain youths in whom I have much interest, and who look forward to mercantile pursuits, to put into writing the fundamental principles of arithmetic, commonly called abacus.' Arte dell'Abbaco was the first known printed mathematics book in Europe, written in Venetian and printed in Treviso in 1478.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1475 and 1500

Mean time to happen

60 months


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This will be useful!
  • Gain Administrative power.png 25 administrative power
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power
  • Gain Military power.png 25 military power
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Msg event.pngVenetian Interdict

In 1509, Pope Julius II placed Venice under interdict, during the War of the League of Cambrai, to further their ambitions. This was possible due to the freedom of religious fanaticism that existed in the city, which was a constant affront to the Papacy.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Has country modifier “Venetian First, Christian Second”
  • Flag of The Papal State The Papal State exists
  • At least one of:
    • Owns province Romagna
    • Owns province Firenze
    • Owns province Ancona
    • Owns province Pisa
    • Owns province Siena
Mean time to happen

36 months


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Venice is Venice!
  • Lose Prestige.png 20 prestige
  • Flag of The Papal State The Papal State gets country event “The Town of Sin” in 2 days
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Kneel before the Holy Father
  • Remove country modifier "Venetian First, Christian Second"
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Msg event.pngThe Town of Sin

The men of Venice are wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly. There is not a single righteous man living in that city of commerce, and it is filled with the kind of people that the Son of God drove out of the Temple. As God's representatives on earth, we must act!
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

option "Venice is Venice!" on event "Venetian Interdict"


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Venice will fall like Sodom and Gomorrah!
  • Flag of Venice Venice:
    • Every owned province in Italian region:
      • gains a claim on this province
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Msg event.pngSpice Trade Threatened

The Portuguese have taken control of the trade in the Indian Ocean, diverting trade around Africa instead of through Alexandria. This has severely affected our chances of controlling the Spice Trade. We can, however, attempt to send some help to the Mamluks.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Flag of Mamluks Mamluks exists
  • Flag of Portugal Portugal exists
  • Province Gulf of Aden:
    • Flag of Portugal Portugal is the strongest trade power in this node
  • Province Alexandria:
    • Flag of Venice Venice is the strongest trade power in this node
  • Province Alexandria (358) is owned by Flag of Mamluks Mamluks
  • Is not a rival of Flag of Mamluks Mamluks
  • Is not at war with Flag of Mamluks Mamluks
  • Flag of Mamluks Mamluks has the country flag MAM_POR_conflict
Mean time to happen

36 months


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Send help to Alexandria!
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power
  • Flag of Mamluks Mamluks gets country event “Venice sends help” in 2 days
  • Flag of Portugal Portugal gets opinion modifier “Helping the Mamluks” towards us, giving Icon diplomacy relations.png 40 opinion for 40 years with a yearly decay of -1.
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It is not our problem
  • Lose Prestige.png 10 prestige
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Msg event.pngVenice sends help

With the Portuguese control of the trade in the Indian Ocean, the trade republic of Venice has grown extremely concerned. Since we have always had reasonably good relations, they have sent us help, with logs to build new ships and other resources for our merchants.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

option "Send help to Alexandria!" on event "Spice Trade Threatened"


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Good News!
  • Province Gulf of Aden:
    • (Our country) gains trade modifier “Venetian Help” (+15 Power) for 3 650 days
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Msg event.pngThe Ministers of the Waterways

The safety and prosperity of Venice has always relied upon its location in its lagoon. In 1501, in an effort to reduce the silting up of the lagoon, the Great Council formed a committee to deflect the rivers flowing into the lagoon, a committee known as the 'Savi alle Acque'. Their success over the years saved the Serenissima from disaster, and extended the prosperity of the city.
What shall we do?

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Owns province Venezia (112)
  • Government is republic

The year is between 1500 and 1550.

Mean time to happen

120 months


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It is worth it!
  • Province Venezia (112) gets province modifier “Minister of the Waterways” until the end of the campaign, giving Development cost.png -25% local development cost
  • Lose Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
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Venice can survive without it!
  • Lose Prestige.png 5 prestige

AI will never chose this option

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Msg event.pngThe Gheto

Beginning in 1516, the Republic obliged the Jews to live in an area of the city where the foundries, known in Venetian as 'geti', had been situated in ancient times, to wear a sign of identification and to manage the city's pawnshops at rates established by the Serenissima. Many other onerous regulations were also included, in exchange for which the Community was granted the freedom to practice its faith and protection in the case of war.
What shall we do?

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Has country modifier “Venetian First, Christian Second”
  • Owns province Venezia (112)

The year is between 1500 and 1600

Mean time to happen

300 months
Modifiers

  • At least one of:
    • Flag of Spain Spain:
      • Country flag torquemada_expelled is set
    • Flag of Castile Castile:
      • Country flag torquemada_expelled is set: ×0.25

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Grant them a place of their own!
  • Lose Papal influence.png 10 papal influence
  • Province Venezia (112) gets province modifier “The Ghetto” until the end of the campaign, giving +10% Goods produced.png trade goods produced
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Not in my Venice!
  • Gain Papal influence.png 10 papal influence
  • 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.
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Msg event.pngThe explorer Antonio Pigafetta

Antonio Pigafetta was an Italian explorer from Vicenza. He traveled in the grand expedition of Fernando Magellan in his voyage around the world. During the expedition he was Magellan's assistant, and wrote an accurate journal about it. Pigafetta was one of only 18 men who returned to Spain out of the 240 who set out three years earlier. This voyage was the first circumnavigation of the world, and his journal is the source for what we know today about this expedition.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Does not have idea “Quest for the New World”
  • Flag of Spain Spain exists
  • Flag of Spain Spain:
    • At least one of:
      • Has discovered Karimata Strait (1360)
      • Has discovered Straits of Johor (1361)
    • At least one of:
      • Has discovered Sulu Sea (1398)
      • Has discovered Manila Bay (1395)
    • Has discovered West of Magellans (1706)

The year is before 1650.

Mean time to happen

12 months


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The world truly is round!
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power
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Msg event.pngNaval Conscription

Difficulties in the rule of the sea brought further changes. Until 1545 the oarsmen in the galleys were free sailors enrolled on a wage. They were originally Venetians, but later Dalmatians, Cretans and Greeks joined in large numbers. Because of the difficulty in hiring sufficient crews, Venice had recourse to conscription, chaining the oarsmen to the benches as other navies had already done. Cristoforo da Canal was the first Venetian to command such a galley.
What shall we do?

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1500 and 1600.

Mean time to happen

120 months
Modifiers

  • Has activated Maritime idea group.png Maritime Ideas: ×0.66
  • Flag of Ottomans Ottomans:
    • is_rival = VEN
      : ×0.66

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Implement the Conscription
  • Gain country modifier “Galley Conscription” until the end of the campaign, giving
    • Naval forcelimit.png+10% naval force limit modifier
    • Stability cost modifier.png+5% stability cost modifier
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It is against the Republic!
  • 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.
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Msg event.pngFortezza di Sant'Andrea

The fort of Sant'Andrea was constructed in 1545 to guard the main entrance to Venice from the Adriatic. The fort was designed by famous architect Michiel Sanmicheli. He was probably the only Italian architect in the century with the opportunity to see Greek architecture, as he traveled around the Greek possessions of the Venetian Republic. The fortress stood as protection for Venice for over three hundred years.
What shall we do?

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Owns province Venezia (112)
  • Military tech.png Military technology is at least 9

The year is before 1600.

Mean time to happen

240 months
Modifiers

  • Ruler's Military power.png military skill is at least 5: ×0.5

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Build it!
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.2 years of income
  • Province Venezia (112) gets province modifier “Fortezza di Sant'Andrea” until the end of the campaign, giving Local defensiveness.png+25% local defensiveness
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It is too expensive
  • 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.
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Msg event.pngPlague in Venice

Venice was hit by the plague several times in its history, with the largest disaster being in 1630. The city of Venice was severely hit, with recorded casualties of 46,000 people out of a population of 140,000. Some historians believe the drastic loss of life, and its impact on commerce, ultimately resulted in the downfall of Venice as a major commercial and political power.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1500 and 1700.

Mean time to happen

2000 months
Modifiers

  • Has country modifier “Venetian First, Christian Second” : ×0.5

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This is a punishment from God!
  • Province Venezia (112) gets province modifier “Recovering from the Plague” for 3650 days, giving:
    • Local manpower modifier.png-25% local manpower modifier
    • Local unrest.png-3 local unrest
    • Tax income.png-25% local tax modifier
    • Goods produced.png-25% trade goods produced
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Evacuate the City!
  • Lose Administrative power.png 20 administrative power
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 20 diplomatic power
  • Lose Military power.png 20 military power
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Msg event.pngPonte di Rialto

The Rialto bridge is one of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal of Venice. It was originally a wooden bridge, but that first burned during a 1310 revolt, and collapsed both 1444 and 1524. The renewal of the Rialto bridge was first proposed in 1503, and the idea was to rebuild the bridge in stone. The authorities requested proposals in 1551, after several projects had been considered since 1503 and the following decades. Famous architects such as Jacopo Sansovino, Palladio and Vignola offered plans but their proposals were deemed inappropriate to the situation as they all involved a Classical approach with several arches. The famous artist Michelangelo was also considered as designer of the Rialto bridge, but the submission by Antonio da Ponte eventually defeated others, thanks to its audacious single-span design.
What shall we do?

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1585 and 1595.

Mean time to happen

30 months


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Let's build it!
  • Lose Administrative power.png 25 administrative power
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 prestige
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The wooden bridge is good enough
  • Lose Republican tradition.png 5 republican tradition
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Msg event.pngL'Orfeo - The First Opera

Claudio Monteverdi's early Baroque opera L'Orfeo is based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, the musician, poet and prophet who descended to Hades to bring his dead bride Eurydice back. The opera was written in 1607 for a court performance during the annual Carnival at Mantua and its score was published in 1609 and 1615 by Monteverdi. Forty-one different instruments, with distinct groups of instruments used to depict particular scenes and characters, were listed in Monteverdi's published score.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1605 and 1610.

Mean time to happen

12 months


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Losest thou me through too much love?
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige
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Msg event.pngThe Birth of Modern Science

Galileo Galilei is by most people talked about as the father of modern science. In 1592, he was appointed as professor of mathematics at the university of Padua. When he learned about the spyglass, he constructed his own series of telescopes, much better than anything done before and started examining the skies, discovering mountains on the moon and four satellites orbiting Jupiter. Together with his work on motions and mechanics, he formed the basics of what would become the modern science.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1610 and 1640.

Mean time to happen

60 months


Immediate effects
  • Set global flag ven_galileo_galilei_flag

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Focus on trade and naval research
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power
  • Gain Navy tradition.png 25 navy tradition
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Focus on administrative development
  • Gain Administrative power.png 100 administrative power
  • Gain Republican tradition.png 10 republican tradition
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Focus on military matters!
  • Gain Military power.png 100 military power
  • Gain Army tradition.png 25 army tradition
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Msg event.pngThe growing power of the Council of Ten.


With over a thousand hereditary memberships, the Great Council of Venice is perhaps not always the quickest and most efficient governing body. It is therefore not surprising that the much greater flexibility of the small Council of Ten, originally intended to safeguard the republic from plots and conspiracies, has led to them assuming more and more power.
By increasing its own power, however, the Council of Ten decreases the influence of the more representative Great Council. Many of the families on the Great Council feel things have gone too far as while new members of the Ten are elected each year the positions are often monopolized by a small clique of old Aristocrat families. Reforms have been proposed to curtail the power of the Ten by limiting their influence to emergencies as was originally intended.


 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Government is Merchant Republic

The year is between 1460 and 1500.

Mean time to happen

120 months


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Restrict the power of the Ten
  • Gain Republican tradition.png 20 republican tradition
  • Gain country modifier “Restrained Council of Ten” until the end of the campaign, giving:
    • Republican tradition.png 0.1 yearly republican tradition
    • Stability cost modifier.png+10% stability cost modifier
    • Aristocrats influence-5% influence for the Aristocrats faction

AI will always chose this option

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Support the Ten
  • Lose Republican tradition.png 20 republican tradition
  • Gain country modifier “Strengthened Council of Ten” until the end of the campaign, giving:
    • Aristocrats influence5% influence for the Aristocrats faction
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 global autonomy
    • Republican tradition.png 1 yearly republican tradition
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Msg event.pngRevoke the laws restraining the Ten.

The reforms to rein in the Council of Ten has calmed many of the members of the Great Council but in effect the Ten still exert a great deal of authority that they formally should not have. Given how inefficient the Great Council with its countless members can be at times this is, however, not necessarily a bad thing...
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Government is Merchant Republic
  • Has country modifier “Restrained Council of Ten”
Mean time to happen

60 months


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The Ten must be controlled.
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 stability
  • Gain Republican tradition.png 20 republican tradition
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Let them continue to ignore their restrictions.
  • Lose Republican tradition.png 20 republican tradition
  • Remove country modifier "Restrained Council of Ten"

AI will always chose this option

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Revoke the laws restraining the ten.
  • Lose Republican tradition.png 30 republican tradition
  • Gain Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
  • Remove country modifier "Restrained Council of Ten"
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Msg event.pngExpansion of the Great Council.


The Great Council is the body from which the members of the various councils, the Doge and the Venetian Senate are elected. It is this council with over a thousand members that the Venetian system is built upon and by allowing all of these nobles their say our Republic is more representative than any other state we know of. A powerful council is the best safeguard against any other government institutions becoming too powerful, including the office of the Doge itself.
Some feel we should expand the council even further to encompass all nobles over a certain age while others feel that many voices in one place might stifle the day-to-day government.


 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Government is Merchant Republic

The year is between 1520 and 1560.

Mean time to happen

120 months


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Enlarge the Council.
  • Gain Traders influence 20 influence for the Traders faction
  • Gain country modifier “Expansion of the Great Council of Venice” until the end of the campaign, giving:
    • Republican tradition.png 0.1 yearly republican tradition
    • Traders influence 5% yearly influence
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Things are working fine as it is.
  • 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.
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Msg event.pngThe Barnabotti

As positions on the Great Council are hereditary there is always the possibility of a noble family retaining their vote after having lost their fortunes and all other influence. As we cannot expect such noble families to labor for their living the Venetian state traditionally affords them small pensions to live on.
With the chaotic political situation in the east, the fall of the Byzantine Empire and the loss of Venetian influence in parts of the Eastern Mediterranean, this group of poor nobles have been growing quickly. The great number of impoverished nobles are known to spend their pensions on gambling in or near the Campo San Barnaba and some will even sell their votes to anyone willing to pay. Sometimes referred to as Barnabotti, after the Campo in which they reside, this group is still not a great problem. If this development continues, however, it might well undermine the Great Council and unduly increase the power of those with the money to pay for votes.

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Province Constantinople (151):
  • At least one of:
    • Has country modifier “Expansion of the Great Council of Venice”
    • Flag of Ottomans Ottomans owns province Crete (163):
  • Government is Merchant Republic

The year is 1550 or later.

Mean time to happen

150 months


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They surely won't be a problem for long with those habits.
  • Gain Traders influence 20 influence for the Traders faction
  • Gain country modifier “Barnabotti” until the end of the campaign, giving:
    • Republican tradition.png -0.1 yearly republican tradition
    • Stability cost modifier.png+10% stability cost modifier
    • Traders influence-5% influence for the Traders faction
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Msg event.pngAccademia della Guidecca

The impoverished Barnabotti remain a big problem for our political system. Part of the problem seems to be that once they have lost everything these nobles are unlikely to rise again. If we could provide means for them to restore the former glories of their families they might once again become productive members of our society. Doing that is, however, not popular among those who would rather rely on their bought votes or who would fear more competition.
Recently a relatively harmless proposition was put forward however, a school could be created for the children of the nobles to ensure that they are given a proper education that their parents might not be able to afford. This would also allow at least a few select of them to rise above their original status and do useful things for the state again.

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Has country modifier “Barnabotti”
  • Government is Merchant Republic

The year is between 1650 and 1670.

Mean time to happen

120 months


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Create the Accademia della Guidecca
  • Gain Aristocrats influence 10 influence for the Aristocrats faction
  • Gain country modifier “Accademia della Guidecca” until the end of the campaign, giving Republican tradition.png 0.2 yearly republican tradition
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.1 years of income
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They should be content with their pensions.
  • 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.
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Msg event.pngRenier Zen

A conflict has arisen between the Council of Ten and one of its members. Renier Zen is accusing the other members of the Council of Ten and the Doge of corruption. He claims that the Doge has been using his positions to enrich himself and to bestow important offices on his relatives.
After a failed assassination attempt on Zen the conflict has spread outside of the Council of Ten and poor nobles have been gathering to support Zen while the higher aristocracy supports the Ten and the Doge.

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Government is Merchant Republic

The year is between 1600 and 1650.

Mean time to happen

150 months


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The Doge must be deposed!
  • Gain Republican tradition.png 30 republican tradition
  • Lose Icon stability.png 2 stability
  • Ruler dies
  • If Corruption.png Corruption is at least 1
    • Lose Corruption.png 2 corruption
  • Gain Traders influence 40 influence for the Traders faction
  • If has country modifier “Strengthened Council of Ten”
    • Remove country modifier "Strengthened Council of Ten"
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Have Zen arrested but replace the members of the Ten as well.
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 stability
  • Lose Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
  • Lose Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
  • Gain Corruption.png 0.5 corruption
  • If has country modifier “Strengthened Council of Ten”
    • Remove country modifier "Strengthened Council of Ten"
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Support the Doge and the Ten.
  • Lose Icon stability.png 2 stability
  • Gain Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
  • Lose Republican tradition.png 25 republican tradition
  • Gain Corruption.png 1 corruption
  • Gain Aristocrats influence 40 influence for the Aristocrats faction
  • If has country modifier “Restrained Council of Ten”
    • Remove country modifier "Restrained Council of Ten"
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Msg event.pngThe Great Plague of $YEAR$

Our city has always been at danger of great epidemics and as another plague outbreak washes over northern Italy, Venice has been hit unusually hard. Almost one third of our population has been lost. The disease strikes at poor and rich alike and we have lost many men of quality. The number of nobles on the Great Council has also decreased sharply shaking the political foundation of our Republic.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Owns province Venezia (112)
  • Province Venezia (112) has province modifier “Recovering from the Plague”

The year is between 1628 and 1635.

Mean time to happen

21 months


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Ok.
  • Province Venezia (112) loses Tax Base Icon.png 1 base tax
  • Lose Icon stability.png 1 stability
  • Set country flag ven_great_plague
  • Lose Traders influence 10 influence for the Traders faction
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Msg event.pngDwindling Nobility


Ever since the Great Plague of the 1630s we have had problems filling the positions of the Venetian government. Conferring nobility on new people must be done with care, however, as any new member of the Great Council will have a vote a dramatic amount of newcomers might lead to entirely unpredictable results. It has been suggested that the best way to vet candidates for membership is to try their willingness to contribute to the state. A number of richer families might be ennobled if they contribute a good sum to the treasury. Those without wealth are simply not the kind of people we would want to decide the fate of our Republic.


 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Country flag ven_great_plague is set
  • Government is Merchant Republic

The year is between 1645 and 1720.

Mean time to happen

120 months


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Let us create more nobles!
  • Gain Republican tradition.png 10 republican tradition
  • Lose Prestige.png 15 prestige
  • Gain country modifier “Nobility for Sale” until the end of the campaign, giving:
    • Tax income.png+5% global tax modifier
    • Traders influence+2% yearly influence for the Traders faction
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This isn't that big a problem.
  • 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 Prestige.png 15 prestige
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Msg event.pngAldus Manutius & the Aldine Press

Commercial book printing is still a technique in its infancy but one of its foremost pioneers can be found in the city of Venice. Aldus Manutius and his printing office, the Aldine Press have gained a reputation for their consistent and clear typography and their well executed translations from Latin. Italics as well as a consistent way to use semicolons are among Manutius contributions to the field of typography. To the field of bookbinding Manutius has contributed the easily handled Octavo format, making sure that the classics leaving his printing press are portable rather than attempting to emulate the format of the medieval manuscript.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1498 and 1515.

Mean time to happen

51 months


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Festina Lente!
  • Gain Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Set country flag ven_aldus_manutius
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Msg event.pngGrowth of the Murano Glass Industry

Since the late 13th century the Venetian glass-making industry has been confined to the island of Murano in order to lessen the risk of fire. The popularity of the Murano glass has only continued to increase since then and the glassblowers have become both rich and influential. The secrets of how to produce such exquisite products are known to few outside of our borders and in order to safeguard this knowledge the glassblowers are confined to the city.
As the popularity of Venetian glass continues to increase the world is changing. With the fall of Constantinople a great number of men possessing the rare skills needed in glass-making are requesting to be allowed to settle down on Murano.

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Province Constantinople (151):
  • Owns province Venezia (112)
Mean time to happen

120 months


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Welcome the Byzantine Glassblowers.
  • Gain Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.1 years of income
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige
  • Province Venezia (112) gets permanent province modifier “Murano Glass Industry” until the end of the campaign, giving:
    • Goods produced.png 2 trade goods produced
    • Traders influence+2% yearly influence for the Traders faction
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Support our own Glassblower families instead
  • Gain Guilds influence 30 influence for the Guilds faction
  • Gain Mercantilism.png 2% mercantilism
  • Province Venezia:
    • Gain permanent province modifier “Murano Glass Industry” until the end of the campaign, giving:
    • Goods produced.png 2 trade goods produced
    • Traders influence+2% yearly influence for the Traders faction
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Msg event.pngThe Ciocca

A particularly skilled Murano glassblower named Giuseppe Briati has managed to create glass objects unlike anything seen before in Venice. The Ciocca chandeliers in particular, named after the flower bouquets which they are shaped to resemble, have grown immensely popular among the well to do and the Venetian glass industry is booming once again
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Owns province Venezia (112)
  • Province Venezia (112) has province modifier “Murano Glass Industry”

The year is between 1730 an 1770.

Mean time to happen

120 months


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Ok.
  • Gain Prestige.png 15 prestige
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power
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Msg event.pngThe trial of Veronica Franco

One of the most famous of Venice's 'honest courtesans' Veronica Franco now stands trial for witchcraft in the city. Famed for her intellect as well as her beauty Franco's influence over her clients and her outspoken participation in the artistic and literary life of Venice has earned her many enemies.
Having delivered a very eloquent defense before the inquisition it now remains to be seen if Franco's intellect is sharp enough to protect her against the guardians of morality.

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1570 and 1590.

Mean time to happen

120 months


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Guilty!
  • 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.
  • Lose Prestige.png 10 prestige
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Innocent!
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
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Msg event.pngGondola Extravagance

The public morality must always be safeguarded by the Venetian government and so from time to time laws are created to make sure our people stay true to the Christian ideals on which our city is built. The Gondola is a simple enough vessel and thousands of them ferry people around on the canals of Venice every day. As so often the many rich and powerful families of our Republic have found the temptation to flaunt their wealth hard to resist. Gondolas come in all kinds of sizes and colors and some are so over-decorated that they are an affront to any true Christian mind.
It is now being debated if a law should forbid the decoration of these Gondolas as to some they are a symbol of all that is wrong in our great city.

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1550 and 1580.

Mean time to happen

90 months


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Paint them Black!
  • Province Venezia:
    • Gain province modifier “Black Gondolas” until the end of the campaign, giving Local unrest.png-1 local unrest
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Disregard the moralists, the Gondolas are impressive.
  • 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 Prestige.png 10 prestige
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Msg event.pngThe Venetian School

Venice, for centuries the foremost city of printing and glass-making in Italy, have begun to surpass or at least compete with Rome as the foremost city of art and music. Great painters such as Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese or musicians like Monteverdi, Gabrieli or Donati are but a few of the many artists that work and live in our city. In Italy and abroad Venice have begun to become synonymous art.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1550 and 1610.

Mean time to happen

180 months


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Ok.
  • Gain country modifier “Venetian School” until the end of the campaign, giving Prestige.png +1 yearly prestige
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Msg event.pngDissolution of the Great Council

As Venice leaves republicanism behind her the great council is disbanded.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Venice Venice
  • Government is not republic
  • At least one of:
    • Has country modifier “Nobility for Sale”
    • Has country modifier “Accademia della Guidecca”
    • Has country modifier “Barnabotti”
    • Has country modifier “Expansion of the Great Council of Venice”
    • Has country modifier “Restrained Council of Ten”
    • Has country modifier “Strengthened Council of Ten”
Mean time to happen

1 month


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Ok.
  • If has country modifier “Nobility for Sale”
    • Remove country modifier "Nobility for Sale"
  • If has country modifier “Accademia della Guidecca”
    • Remove country modifier "Accademia della Guidecca"
  • If has country modifier “Barnabotti”
    • Remove country modifier "Barnabotti"
  • If has country modifier “Expansion of the Great Council of Venice”
    • Remove country modifier "Restrained Council of Ten" (error?)
  • If has country modifier “Strengthened Council of Ten”
    • Remove country modifier "Strengthened Council of Ten"
  • If has country modifier “Nobility for Sale”
    • Remove country modifier "Nobility for Sale"
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Msg event.pngElena Cornaro Piscopia

The Padua Cathedral was filled with University authorities, the professors of all the faculties, the students, and most of the Venetian Senators, together with many invited guests from the Universities of Bologna, Perugia, Rome, and Naples. Elena Cornaro Piscopia did not show any nervousness during the full hour she spoke in classical Latin to get her degree of doctor of philosophy by explaining random passages from the works of Aristotle. The audience listened with great attention as she spoke, and applauded with fervor as she was awarded the insignia of the doctorate, the book of philosophy, the wreath of laurel on her head, the ring on her finger, and over her shoulders the ermine mozetta placed by Professor Rinaldini. She is the first woman to receive a doctoral degree from a university, which wouldn't have been possible hadn't her family followed the advice of Giovanni Fabris to let her study under distinguished instructors. The title 'Oraculum Septilingue' - master of seven languages - is well-earned, for she is proficient in Hebrew, Spanish, French, Latin, Greek, Arabic and Chaldaic besides her native tongue. Besides languages, she is studying mathematics, philosophy, and theology. She is an expert musician, mastering the harpsichord, the clavichord, the harp, and the violin.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

Either:

The year is between 1646 and 1684.

Mean time to happen

200 months


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Such a learned woman is needed at our court!
  • Gain access to a female discounted Advisor Theologian female.PNG theologian with skill 2 named Elena Cornaro Piscopia.
  • If this country is the Emperor of China,
  • then it gains Meritocracy.png5 meritocracy.
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Her name and her accomplishments will be shared with the world!

Gain the “Elena Cornaro Piscopia” country modifier for Time Icon.png 20 years, giving:

  • +0.25 Prestige.png yearly prestige.
  1. The script code is located in /Europa Universalis IV/events/FlavorVEN.txt).