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EU4 has 295 different achievements, all using the Steam achievements mechanics. Achievements have no in-game effects; the achievement just pops up in-game and then added to the player's Steam profile. It is possible to see the achievements sorted by the percentage of users that managed to complete each achievement by going to the game's global achievements at Steam (for more accurate numbers one can use the Steam web API).

The difficulty of each achievement varies; some achievements are very easy (e.g. signing a royal marriage with another country), while some are extremely difficult (e.g. conquering the world as Ryukyu). The below list groups the various achievements by a difficulty level as assessed by the wiki editors (uncategorized - UC - achievements haven't been assessed yet).

Achievements, for the most part, can only be gained in single-player Ironman games, on Normal or higher difficulty, with historical nations started at 11 November 1444. Some will require that you play as a released nation. Some achievements can also be earned while playing a custom nation. Six allow some custom game setup options. Four do not require the 1444 start date. All of this is noted in the table.

Achievements can be earned while playing older versions of the game (1.6 and above) as long as the given achievement was present in that version. E.g., Azur semé de lis or can be earned in 1.11, but Big Blue Blob cannot, since it was only added in 1.12.

List of achievements[edit]

The "Notes" column lists helpful short tips/strategies.

The EU4 column denotes achievements which can't be completed without the use of DLC mechanics (currently 84 out of 295). The Nation designer.png icon means it can also be achieved with custom nations; those without this icon can't be achieved if any custom nations exist, even if played by AI.

The "Ver" column indicates in which version a certain achievement was added. Achievements cannot be earned prior to the version they were added in (and no lower than 1.6).

The "DI" column is for difficulty as assessed by wiki editors. VE = Very Easy, E = Easy, M = Medium, H = Hard, VH = Very Hard, I = Insane, UC = Uncategorized.

Achievement Starting conditions Requirements Notes EU4 Ver DI
A Golden Empire icon
A Golden Empire
Enact a Golden Age as an Empire.
The golden era can be started on the first day of the next month after completing 3 objectives. Easily done as Flag of Ming Ming. You begin as an empire, already have a 30-development capital, and have more than five centres of trade at the beginning, you just need to release five vassals and you can begin your golden era.
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1.20 VE
AAA Credit icon
AAA Credit
As a Great Power, take on over 1,000 ducats of another nation's debt.
  • Great power.png Is a Great power
  • Yes Has taken on 1000 ducats of another country's debt.
Must be done in a single action.
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1.18 VE
All That's Thine Shall Be Mine icon
All That's Thine Shall Be Mine
As a Greedy ruler, take all of a nation's ducats in a peace deal.
Gold Icon.png Took all of an enemy nation's ducats in a peace deal, during the reign of a Greedy.png Greedy Ruler. Can be achieved without being the warleader by having a Greedy ruler and the warleader taking all of a nation's Gold Icon.png ducats in a peace deal. The Ruler of Cleves is greedy at the start of the game.
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1.18 VE
Cold War icon
Cold War
Win a war without fighting a single battle.
Yes Won one war without fighting a single battle. Start as a neighbor of an OPM. Go to a total war with them and sign peace (break their alliances if needed and take all their money). Soon after declare another war (breaking the truce) and capture their undefended capital. 1.1 VE
Combined Arms icon
Combined Arms
Have both an Admiral and a General with a trait.
Time Icon.png No restriction of the start date
  • Admiral.png Have an Admiral with a trait
  • General.png Have a General with a trait
  • Conquistadors and explorers do not count.
  • Leaders gain traits at the end of battles with a chance based on the military tradition gain from that battle, which is based (in part) on the number of losses inflicted on the enemy. The Flag of Ottomans Ottomans start with a general with a trait in 1444.
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1.18 VE
Cowardly Tactics icon
Cowardly Tactics
Have a fort and a supply depot in a mountainous province producing livestock.
Yes Own and control a livestock-producing mountain province with a fort building and a supply depot Possible to achieve in Custom Setup and Random Setup nation modes. Very easy to do with Flag of Mamluks Mamluks, who start with a fort on a livestock province.
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1.23 VE
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Defender of the Faith
Become Defender of the Faith.
No Is not defender of the faith Become Defender of the Faith.png Is defender of the faith Can be done immediately as Flag of Ottomans Ottomans, just take out a few loans and claim the title. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
Factionalism icon
Factionalism
Have 3 different estates in your country with at least 70% influence each.
Estate influence Have 3 estates with 70% influence Easily done as Flag of France France by giving all provinces to estates at start and pushing all the interaction buttons. 1.14 VE
For the Glory icon
For the Glory
Diplo-annex a vassal.
Yes Have diplomatically annexed a vassal. Start as Flag of Ayutthaya Ayutthaya, then annex either of their vassals after 10 years. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
Foul Mouthed icon
Foul Mouthed
Scornfully insult 10 nations that border you.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
  • Yes At least 10 neighbouring countries have the “Scornfully Insulted” opinion modifier towards you
The 10 countries must all have the opinion modifier at the same time. Lithuania borders 11 nations at the start of game. Dharma.png 1.26 VE
Full House icon
Full House
Have 3 Vassals and 2 Marches at the same time.
  • Vassal.png Have 3 vassals
  • March icon.png Have 2 marches
Easily done as Flag of England England, Flag of Muscovy Muscovy, Flag of Lithuania Lithuania or Flag of Timurids Timurids at the start of the campaign. Art of War.png 1.12 VE
Gentle Persuasion icon
Gentle Persuasion
Have a Siege Specialist general win a siege in a province with a fort.
Time Icon.png No restriction of the start date General.png Won a siege against a fort using a General with the Siege Specialist trait. Easily done as France as they begin with a siege specialist general.
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1.18 VE
It's all about the money icon
It's all about the money
Accumulate 3000 gold.
Gold Icon.png Have 3,000 ducats in the treasury Easily done as a big nation by taking loans until reaching the target. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
Marshy March icon
Marshy March
Have a march with at least two marsh provinces.
March icon.png Have a march with at least two marsh provinces Easily done as Flag of Mushasha Mushasha, simply release Flag of Basra Basra. Art of War.png 1.8 VE
My True Friend icon
My True Friend
Go to war in support of a rebel faction and win, enforcing their demands.
Rebel support efficiency.png Help a rebel faction win a war against another country Art of War.png 1.8 VE
Narcissism icon
Narcissism
Name a general after yourself and lead your army to victory.
  • Yes An army is led by a general with the player's Steam name
  • Yes Win a battle with a general with the player's Steam name
Possible to achieve in Custom Setup and Random Setup nation modes. Can be done without Cradle of Civilization by editing the player's Steam name to match the name of a general or by creating monarch in Custom Setup with exact name as player's Steam name and assign as general.
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1.23 VE
Not so sad a state... icon
Not so sad a state...
As Portugal, have a colony in Brazil and in Africa.
Colonists.png Have a colony in both Brazil and in the continent of Africa Establish two colonies in Brazil and in Africa. For the African colony, Rio de Oro, Arguin, and Trarza are not valid for this achievement. Keep in mind the colonies need to only be established, not finished, so this can be done extremely quickly after unlocking the first two exploration ideas. The name is a reference to the Portuguese word "saudade". 1.1 VE
Populists in Government icon
Populists in Government
Switch government type through government reforms.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
Yes Has switched government type via a government reform Fastest as a tribal nation, as only 5 reforms are needed to change government type. Dharma.png 1.26 VE
Pyramid of Skulls icon
Pyramid of Skulls
As a Steppe Horde, raze a province with at least 30 development.
Tab domestic government.png Government type is Government steppe horde.png Steppe Nomads
  • Government steppe horde.png Is steppe nomad
  • Yes Razed a province of at least 30 development.
The eligible provinces in 1444 are Milan (30), Nanjing (33), Beijing (33) and Constantinople after Ottoman conquest (34), although it is much easier to conquer a good province from a minor, develop it to 30, give it back, conquer again and finally raze it. The Cossacks.png 1.14 VE
Queen of Conquest icon
Queen of Conquest
Conquer land while in a Queen Regency.
  • Yes Have a consort regency with a female consort
  • Province icon.png Conquered land
The achievement won't be given if the player full-annexes a country due to a bug.[1] Rights of Man.png 1.18 VE
Seriously?! icon
Seriously?!
Kill 10,000 men in one battle.
Yes Have killed 10 000 men in one battle. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
Subsidize my Love icon
Subsidize my Love
Subsidize 3 different allies at least 50% of their monthly income without running a deficit.
  • No Does not have negative monthly income
  • Yes Have 3 allies that are subsidized at least 50%.
Easily done as Flag of England England with the Irish minors or as Flag of Austria Austria with HRE OPMs. 1.12 VE
Tear Down This Wall icon
Tear Down This Wall
Use artillery Barrage on Berlin.
Yes Has used artillery barrage on Berlin.
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1.20 VE
That is mine! icon
That is mine!
Conquer a province.
Yes Have conquered one new province. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
That's a Grand Army icon
That's a Grand Army
Build up your army to your country's maximum army forcelimit.
No Army size isn't 99% of maximum force limit Land forcelimit.png Have an army size that is 99% of maximum force limit This achievement is not awarded if the player plays a nation that already is at or is over its maximum force limit. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
That's a Grand Navy icon
That's a Grand Navy
Build up your navy to your country's maximum navy forcelimit.
No Navy size isn't 99% of maximum force limit Naval force limit modifier.png Have a navy size that is 99% of maximum force limit Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
The Continuation of Diplomacy icon
The Continuation of Diplomacy
Successfully use Threaten War to gain a province from another nation.
Yes Have acquired a province through threatening war. Easily done as Flag of Ming Ming after fabricating a claim on either Flag of Kham Kham or Flag of Korchin Korchin. The Cossacks.png 1.14 VE
This is My Faith icon
This is My Faith
Convert to Protestantism and unlock 3 Aspects of Faith.
Bohemia, the nations in the British Isles and those in Scandinavia start in a great position for this achievement. Common Sense.png 1.12 VE
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Three Trivial Tributary Tribes
Have 3 Tribal States as Tributaries.
Yes Religious group is Eastern or government type is Government steppe horde.png Steppe Nomads. Yes Has 3 Tributary States with government type Steppe Nomads, Tribal Despotism, Tribal Monarchy, Tribal Federation, Tribal Democracy, Native Council, or Siberian Clan Council. Easily done as Flag of Ming Ming at the start of the campaign. Mandate of Heaven.png 1.20 VE
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Time Bandit
Successfully steal a map from another nation.
Yes Stole a map from another country.
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1.16 VE
Truly Divine Ruler icon
Truly Divine Ruler
Get a 5/5/5 Ruler.
All power costs.png Starting ruler has less than 5 skill in any category All power costs.png Have a ruler that has at least 5 skill in every category Easiest way to obtain this achievement is starting with Flag of Poland Poland and appoint a local noble ruler for the event. In contrary to the achievement text getting a better ruler than 5/5/5 also counts. 1.1 VE
Until death do us apart icon
Until death do us apart
Secure a Royal Marriage with another country.
No Is not in a royal marriage Royalmarriage.png Have a royal marriage Note that it won't trigger if the player already has one or more royal marriages at game start. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
Victorious! icon
Victorious!
Win a war.
Yes Has won a war. Win a war as the main participant. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
Viva la Revolución! icon
Viva la Revolución!
Have rebels you support in another country enforce their demands.
Yes Have supported rebels in another country that enforced their demands. 1.1 VE
A Pile of Gold icon
A Pile of Gold
Own 10 provinces which produce gold.
Gold Own 10 Gold provinces In 1444, the Niger region has 3, the South Africa and East Africa regions have 5, the Peru and Upper Peru regions have 6, and the Mexico region has 5. Does not require provinces to be cored. Provinces owned by colonial nations do not count (playing as released colonial nation counts to achieve pile of gold).
All pre-determined gold provinces
1.6 E
A Protected Market icon
Have 100% Mercantilism.
Mercantilism.png Have 100% mercantilism Only easy with Mare Nostrum.png DLC. Can be easily attained by playing an isolated country such as Flag of Ternate Ternate or Flag of Tidore Tidore, eliminating nearby threats, and then ignoring technology and just pressing the "promote mercantilism" button until you get the achievement.

Without Mare Nostrum, it is easiest to do as Flag of England England, who start with 25% mercantilism and have a unique decision which gives a 10% boost.

1.6 E
Absolutely icon
Absolutely
Gain 100 Absolutism.
Yearly absolutism.png Have 100 absolutism
  • Possible to achieve in Custom Setup and Random Setup nation modes.
  • Flag of Sweden Sweden and Flag of Prussia Prussia have events to increase their maximum absolutism. Flag of France France, Flag of Portugal Portugal, Flag of Sweden Sweden, and Flag of Russia Russia have events, decisions, or ideas that give yearly absolutism gain.
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Abu Bakr II’s Ambition icon
Start as Mali and have 4 Colonial Subjects in South America.
Yes Playing as Flag of Mali Mali Subject colony icon.png Have 4 colonial nations based in the continent of South America All 4 colonies must have their capital on the South American continent. Possible with Colombia when not colonizing Panama or further north. Might be possible with Caribbeans based of Trinidad. 1.18 E
Aggressive Expander icon
Own 200 provinces.
Province icon.png Own 200 provinces.

Easiest to do as Flag of Ming Ming.

Mispelled as "Agressive Expander" on Steam.

1.1 E
All belongs to Mother Russia icon
All belongs to Mother Russia
Start as a country of Russian culture and form Russia.
Primary culture.png Primary culture is either Muscovite, Ryazanian or Novgorodian Yes Is Flag of Russia Russia Easiest to do as Flag of Muscovy Muscovy. 1.1 E
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An Industrial Evolution
As Great Britain, own all of England as core provinces and have at least 25 development in each province there.
  • No Not as a released vassal.
  • Yes Form Flag of Great Britain Great Britain
  • Yes Own and have cores on the London, East Midlands, West Midlands, East Anglia, Wessex, and Yorkshire areas with each province having at least 25 development. (Cumbria and Northumberland aren't needed.)
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1.12 E
At every continent icon
Own one province on each continent.
No Not using a random New World. Province icon.png Own a province in each of the 6 continents. The continents are: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Oceania. Most easily done as Flag of Spain Spain or Flag of Portugal Portugal, as they can colonize faster.

NOTE Colonial Nations do not count, you must own the provinces directly.

1.1 E
Azur semé de lis or icon
Azur semé de lis or
Get all the French Cores as France.
Yes Playing as Flag of France France Province icon.png All cored provinces are owned by Flag of France France
Azur semé de lis or Map.png
Aside from reconquest, can also be done by revoking the cores from non-owned provinces. 1.1 E
Baa Baa Black Sheep icon
Baa Baa Black Sheep
As Qara Qoyunlu become the leading producer of wool.
Yes Playing as Flag of Qara Qoyunlu Qara Qoyunlu Wool.png Be production leader of wool You start with 5 wool-producing provinces. Focus solely on accumulating diplomatic points to develop them. Can be done before 1450.

Alternatively, annexing Flag of Bitlis Bitlis with 3 additional provinces will reduce the amount of developing needed (note that annexation can start as early as 1445 in this case). Annexing neighbouring OPM Flag of Hisn Kayfa Hisn Kayfa also helps, as they produce wool.

1.18 E
Black Jack icon
Have at least 21 different subjects with 5 cities each and without any subject having 50% or more Liberty Desire. Trade Companies do not count.
Yes Has 21 different subjects with more than 5 cities and less than 50% Liberty desire.png Liberty Desire Can be easily achieved with Tributary states as the Chinese Emperor with the Mandate of Heaven DLC or Flag of Ashikaga Ashikaga with its daimyos. 1.12 E
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Blockader
Blockade at least 10 ports of one enemy.
Combat blockade.png Blockade at least 10 enemy ports at the same time. Easily done as the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans with the Flag of Mamluks Mamluks at the start of the campaign. 1.10 E
Blood for the Sky God icon
Blood for the Sky God
As a Tengri nation, have Nahuatl as your syncretic faith.
  • Tengri Is Tengri
  • Yes Syncretic faith is Nahuatl.png Nahuatl
Start as a Jurchen tribe and choose Idea bonus.png Exploration ideas first. Conquer Eastern Siberia for colonial range to North America and colony-hop to Mesoamerica. Do not form Flag of Qing Qing. The Cossacks.png 1.14 E
Bright Spark icon
Bright Spark
Have 50 Innovativeness.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
  • Institutions.png Have 50 Innovativeness
Starting as Florence, only focus on technology and doctrines, accept all events that give innovativeness and always choose the same leader during election, can be done before 1550.
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1.25 E
Brothers in Arms icon
Brothers in Arms
Win a war as a secondary participant.
Yes Won a war without being the war leader. 1.1 E
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Center of Attention
Own both a Protestant and a Reformed Center of Reformation.
A random event creates the first Center of Reformation for each denomination. After that, the next two nations in Europe to convert have a random province designated as a Center of Reformation. 1.8 E
Chop Chop icon
Chop Chop
With only one Monarch, have six different Consorts.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
  • Royalmarriage.png Have six different consorts
As an Anglican nation, (a)Divorce Consort every 100 church power, then wait for a new consort; (b)royal marriage with another nation or (c) press "Marry a local Noblewoman" button in religious panel. Cycle through the options five times. Kill the heir if necessary. Easily doable if the ruler is young.
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1.25 E
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Cities of Cibola
As Pueblo, own at least seven provinces with 10 development each.
Yes Playing as Flag of Pueblo Pueblo Development.png Own 7 provinces with at least 10 development each Easily achieved by declaring no-CB wars on adjacent starting nations and manually developing provinces. 1.18 E
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City of Cities
Own a core province with at least 60 development.
Yes Own and have core a city with at least 60 development Easiest to do as the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans with Constantinople. 1.12 E
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Colonial Management
Have 3 colonial governors that were directly appointed by you at the same time.
Yes Appoint 3 colonial governors holding office in your colonies at the same time "Appoint Colonial Governor" is a subject action you may perform on your colonial subjects. Common Sense.png 1.12 E
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David the Builder
As Imereti, form Georgia and have no free building slots.
Yes Playing as Flag of Imereti Imereti
  • Yes Is Flag of Georgia Georgia
  • No No owned provinces have a free building slot
Can be done by filling the capital with buildings and then giving all other provinces to vassals. 1.23 E
Die Please Die icon
Die Please Die
Have a ruler with 1 or lower in all three categories who is over the age of 70.
  • No Is not in a regency
  • Yes Have a ruler that:
    • All power costs.png Has less than 2 in every Monarch power
    • Yes Has reached the age of 70 years
Flag of Mali Mali's ruler is eligible. Flag of Castile Castile's starting heir is eligible. Very easy in 1.22 or earlier with Flag of Timurids Timurids' 67 year old ruler. 1.8 E
Disciples of Enlightenment icon
Starting as Dai Viet, have 10 nations follow the Mahayana Faith by 1500.
Yes Playing as Flag of Dai Viet Dai Viet
  • Yes The year is before 1500
  • Mahayana.png 10 other nations follow the Mahayana faith
  • Note that the player's country itself does not count.
  • Flag of Pangasinan Pangasinan already starts as Mahayana, effectively bringing down the requirement to 9, and the Philippine islands are an excellent place to start forcing conversions.
1.20 E
Double the Love icon
Double the Love
Start with no unions and get two at the same time.
No Has no personal unions Personal union.png Have 2 or more personal unions Obtainable as Castile if the union with Aragon occurs whilst they maintain their union with Naples, or as Muscovy by claiming Flag of Tver Tver and Flag of Ryazan Ryazan thrones. It does not mean inheriting two personal unions simultaneously, only that a country starting with no personal unions eventually holds two at the same time. These unions can occur independently. Flag of Poland Poland is good option as well, because it can easily get union with Flag of Bohemia Bohemia and Flag of Lithuania Lithuania. 1.3 E
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Down Under
Have a colony in Australia.
Colonists.png Have a colony in Australia. Easily done as one of the nations located in proximity to the region. Establish a colony on any province of the Australian coastline (no need to finish the colony). Taking someone's colony in Australia when signing peace won't earn the achievement. 1.1 E
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Dude, Where's my Boat?
Capture 20 boats with the Boarding Naval Doctrine.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
  • Galley.png Capture 20 boats
  • Ship Boarding.png Have the Boarding naval doctrine
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1.25 E
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Early-Modern Warfare
Have 100 regiments at 100% Army Drill.
Yes Have 100 regiments at 100% Army Drill Possible to achieve in Custom Setup and Random Setup nation modes. Easy as Flag of Ming Ming; just go slightly over force limit and drill for ten years.
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1.23 E
Electable! icon
Become an elector in the HRE as a country which does not start as elector.
No Does not start as an elector of the Holy Roman Empire Yes Become an elector of the Holy Roman Empire Easily done by annexing an elector (e.g. Flag of Mainz Mainz) while having good relations with the Emperor. Other possibility is to inherit an elector, e.g. as Austria if you inherit Bohemia (not integrate) the electorate will pass to you. 1.6 E
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Forgive me, for I have Sindh
Become Christian as Sindh.
Yes Playing as Flag of Sindh Sindh
  • Yes Is Flag of Sindh Sindh
  • Catholicism Religion is in Christian group
Socotra is the nearest christian province and can be easily conquered. 1.26 E
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Four For Trade
Form four Trade Companies and get bonus merchants from all of them.
Trade value.png Control 4 strong trade companies A trade company must control at least 51% of the trade power in its node for it to be a "strong" company and give you an extra merchant. Also, since nations may not form trade companies on the continent of their capital, this achievement cannot be obtained with capital in Asia (as Africa has only 3 trade company regions). Wealth of Nations.png 1.6 E
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Grand Coalition
Join a coalition of more than 5 nations.
Yes Be a part of a coalition with 6 or more members Way easier with the more aggressive AI from 1.20 onwards. Nation designer.png 1.2 E
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Grand Duchy
Starting as a Duchy, have 1000 development without upgrading your government rank.
Yes Government rank is Duchy rank Duchy
  • Tab domestic government.png Government rank is Duchy rank Duchy
  • Development.png Has at least 1000 development
Flag of Muscovy Muscovy is the largest duchy in 1444, though Flag of Lithuania Lithuania and Flag of Austria Austria could also work well. The most important thing is to remember not to upgrade or form a nation (like Flag of Russia Russia or Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth) that gives a higher government rank as you'll become ineligible for the achievement. If you think you'll forget that, you might want to play Austria. As long as you stay in the Holy Roman Empire or do not form it, you cannot upgrade your rank unless you are an elector. 1.14 E
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Hard Bargaining
As Defender of a Muslim Faith, propagate your religion in The Moluccas through trade to convert 5 provinces.
Possible to achieve in Custom Setup or Random Setup nation modes.

You are not required to be Defender of the Faith when the provinces are converted. Converting 5 provinces and then becoming Defender of the Faith will work.

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1.23 E
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Imperio español
As Spain have Mexico, Panama, Havana, Cuzco in colonial Nations under you.
No Not using a random New World.
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Yes Form Flag of Spain Spain
  • Global settler increase.png Have colonial nations in Mexico, Panama, Havana, and Cuzco.
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1.10 E
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In the Name of the Father
As an Orthodox country, have 100 Patriarch Authority.
Patriarch authority.png Have Patriarch Authority of 100% 1.4 E
Isn't this the way to India? icon
Isn't this the way to India?
Discover the Americas as Castile or Spain.
Explorer Has discovered North America and South America Remove the terra incognita of 1 province in the continent of South America and 1 province in the continent of North America. 1.1 E
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It's all about luck
Win a battle against a great leader, without a leader.
Yes Defeated an enemy leader with 3 stars. Easily done as the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans attacking Flag of Albania Albania at the start of the campaign. 1.1 E
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Just a Little Patience
Play a campaign from 1444 until 1820.
Yes Is year 1820 1.3 E
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Just Resting In My Account
Corrupt the officials in a rival country
Yes Corrupted officials in a rival country.
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1.16 E
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As Ming, have a subject from each religion group.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ming Ming No CB War against Mihhlaf in Arabia, vassalise them in the peace deal. Ally a neighbour (Yemen is a good choice), ask for maps of the horn of Africa and then establish one of the Coptic minors as a tributary. Done by 1447. 1.9 E
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Krabater
Form the nation of Croatia and station a unit of cavalry in Stockholm.
Only nations with Croatian culture can form Croatia, so you need to either start with Ragusa, or change your culture to Croatian. Easily done with Hungary. 1.9 E
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Land of Eastern Jade
Own a core province in Central America as a Buddhist country.
No Not using a random New World.
  • Yes Be Theravada.png Theravada, Vajrayana.png Vajrayana, or Mahayana.png Mahayana.
  • Province icon.png Own a core province in Mexico.
1.8 E
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Liberty or Death
Start as United States in 1776 bookmark and own all your cores while being at peace.
  • Time Icon.png Different start date required (4 July 1776)
1.3 E
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Made in Japan
Embrace "manufacturies" institution as Japan by 1655.
Culture icon.png Culture group is Japanese
  • Yes The year is before 1655
  • Yes Is Flag of Japan Japan
  • Institutions.png Has embraced the Manufactories Manufactories institution
1.20 E
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Magellan’s Voyage
Make the first circumnavigation.
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Yes Is the first to circumnavigate the World.
Colonize along the route as much as possible, or get fleet basing rights. Fully-repaired ships can be stationed along the way to join the explorer's fleet before he moves to the next sea tile. If the fleet stops to repair, ships can also be sent to augment it while it is in port. How long the AI takes to circumnavigate varies from game to game. El Dorado.png 1.10 E
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Maharana Pratap
Start as Mewar and field an army of 20 Rajput regiments.
Infantry.png Has at least 20 Rajput regiments Dharma.png 1.26 E
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Multiculturalism
Have 4 different Cultures and 4 different religions represented in your court.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
  • Advisor.png Four different religions in court
  • Culture icon.png Four different cultures in court
Possible to achieve in Custom Setup nation mode. Spawned advisors take the culture and religion of a random held province. Easy as Flag of Ming Ming: dismiss advisors until you have one Theravada, one Animist, and one Vajrayana advisor. Release nations to increase the proportion of your provinces which have one of the remaining religions. Nation designer.png 1.23 E
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Networking
Have 100 point spy networks in 3 rival nations.
Yes Have 100 point spy networks in 3 rival nations Nation designer.png 1.16 E
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Nobody wants to die
Own Timbuktu as Songhai
Yes Playing as Flag of Songhai Songhai Province icon.png Own and core the province of Timbuktu Can be done swiftly by declaring a no-Casus Belli war a month from the start of the game, before any alliances are made. Hiring a handful of mercenaries will help with the conquest, whereas hiring an administrative advisor and changing the National Focus to administrative will help to core the province sooner. 1.3 E
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Not just Pizza
Become a Great Power as Naples.
Yes Playing as Flag of Naples Naples Great power.png Is a Great power Rights of Man.png 1.18 E
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As Aztecs, reach 95 Doom, then go 20 years without Doom hitting 100.
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Yes Reach 95 Doom for 20 years without hitting 100 Doom. Had the flag doom_reached_95 for 20 years and do not have flag doom_reached_100
It is not required to keep Doom between 95 and 100 for 20 years. Doom may drop below 95 at any time. Passing Religious Reforms (except the Reform Religion button) will also not prevent the achievement. El Dorado.png 1.10 E
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One Family to Rule them All
Have your dynasty on 8 thrones at the same time.
  • Government monarchy.png Is monarchy
  • Yes Have the same dynasty as 7 other non-client state nations
Can be done after passing Revoke the Privilegia (as HRE emperor), and put your dynasty on the throne whenever a vassal has a regency, through the subject interaction screen. Or just start as France and release 6 OPM vassals and give them your dynasty through the vassal interaction. For the latter way you need Common Sense.png Common Sense though. 1.12 E
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As Poland, become an absolutist monarchy, abolishing the Sejm.
Yes Playing as Flag of Poland Poland Available by event starting in 1600. Forming the Commonwealth will not prevent the achievement. 1.7 E
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Start as England, own and have a core on Paris (do not form another country unless it's Great Britain).
Yes Playing as Flag of England England 1.1 E
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Pirate Bay of Janjira
Have more than 50% Privateering power in the Gujarat trade node.
  • Privateer efficiency.png Has at least 50% trade power from privateers in the Gujarat trade node
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Queen of Mercury
As Kilwa, own and have cores on Zanzibar and Bombay (North Konkan).
Yes Playing as Flag of Kilwa Kilwa Province icon.png Own and core Zanzibar and North Konkan.
  • Since Kilwa starts with Zanzibar, essentially the goal is to expand to North Konkan on the west coast of India. If you form any nation, you will be ineligible for the achievement.
  • Much easier with the Dharma.png Dharma expansion, as you can simply charter North Konkan off its owner.
  • Freddie Mercury of Queen fame was born in Zanzibar and was raised in Zanzibar and Bombay. Fun fact: Freddie Mercury and his family were Zoroastrian.
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Relentless Push East
Starting as a Russian nation, By 1600 own the East Siberian Coastline.
Culture icon.png Culture group is East Slavic
  • Time Icon.png Year is before 1601
  • Province icon.png Own all port provinces in the East Siberia region
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These provinces are Kamchatka, Penzhina, Kagyrgyn, Gizhiga, Tauisk, Okhotsk, Jugjur and Udi.

This achievement is pretty easy to reach as Flag of Muscovy Muscovy and you can finish it 40 to 50 years before the deadline. It is recommended to form Flag of Russia Russia and take advantage of their Siberian Frontier idea. This allows you to colonise Siberia faster than taking exploration ideas at a cost of diplomatic points. Another idea group can be taken instead of exploration to help with your wars in Europe. If one chooses not to form Flag of Russia Russia, exploration idea group is mandatory. 1.22 E
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Respected
Have 100 prestige, 100 legitimacy and three stability.
  • Prestige.png Have 100 prestige
  • Legitimacy.png Have 100 legitimacy
  • Icon stability.png Have +3 stability
  • Fight battles and explore terra incognita to increase prestige;
  • Maintain positive stability, have heirs with strong claim and control the amount of royal marriages to increase legitimacy;
  • Wait for stability improving events and invest administrative points to increase stability.
  • Easy to achieve as Flag of Russia Russia. The decision "Make St. Petersburg the Capital" gives the player Prestige.png 100 prestige, which fulfills the most difficult requirement if the player had non-negative prestige.
  • Having a level 3 advisor or higher will eventually cause an event to trigger that will let the player choose to gain Prestige.png 50 prestige.
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Install a union through a succession war.
Yes Have installed a union in a succession war.
  • Win a war with the "Claim on Throne" or "Restore Union" casus belli. The former is used in succession wars. Only requires winning a war with the right CB; the peace deal does not actually need to force a union.
  • Easily done as Flag of Muscovy Muscovy against Flag of Ryazan Ryazan, or against Flag of Tver Tver with a claim on throne.
1.1 E
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Rozwi Empire
Starting as Butua, conquer Mutapa (Zimbabwe and Lower Zambezi areas).
Yes Playing as Flag of Butua Butua
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Easy only with Conquest of Paradise.png or El Dorado.png DLC. Starting in 1444 you can always get Kilwa (and at least one of these: Tumbuka, Maravi, Makua) to support your independence. Declare war ASAP and boost your gold production.

Without either of these DLCs, you're on your own. Save up money and build an army when Mutapa has started integrating you.

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Sikh Pun
Convert to Sikhism and form the nation of Punjab.
  • No Not playing as any end-game nation
Aside from forming Punjab, releasing Punjab as a vassal and playing it and converting to Sikh is also possible. 1.26 E
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As Hormuz, have at least 10 diplomatic reputation.
Yes Playing as Flag of Hormuz Hormuz Diplomatic reputation is gained from Hormuz ideas and completing missions. Easier in 1.24 since one of Islam's taxation policies gives +1 Diplomatic reputation. 1.14 E
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Sweet Home Qaraqorum
As the Mughals assimilate Mongolian culture.
  • No Not playing as an end-game tag other than Flag of Mughals Mughals
  • Yes Is Flag of Mughals Mughals
  • Government monarchy.png Has the Mughal Government reform
  • Max promoted cultures.png Have Mongol as accepted culture
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The Coin is Stronger than the Sword
Charter Company from an Indian nation.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
Yes Has successfully used the Charter Trade Company diplomatic interaction with an Indian country. Dharma.png 1.26 E
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The Emperors new clothes
Overthrow Austria and become the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
No Not playing as Flag of Austria Austria Imperial authority.png Is emperor of the Holy Roman Empire Become emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Austrian players already start as the emperor so they won't get the achievement. Easiest to do as Bohemia. 1.1 E
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The Five Colonies
Have five colonial nations.
Subject colony icon.png have 5 colonial nations Is an Age Objective in the Age of Reformation. 1.4 E
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The Navigator
As Portugal, get owned provinces in Africa, India and Indonesia before 1500.
Yes Playing as Flag of Portugal Portugal
  • Yes The year is before 1500
  • Province icon.png Owns a province in the continent of Africa and the super-regions of India and East Indies.
It's enough to just start a colony. It doesn't need to be finished. Made simpler by the fact that Portugal gets an event to instantly annex Goa, and the islands of Mahe and the Maldives are considered part of the East Indies despite being closer to India. 1.20 E
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The Princess is in this Castle
As a country that does not start with a female heir, have a female heir while having a Castle in your capital (more advanced fort buildings do not count).
No Does not have a female heir Easily done as Flag of Castile Castile by waiting for the Iberian wedding event while not upgrading or deleting the capital fort. Note that Muslim countries cannot get female heirs. 1.6 E
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The Six Nations
Form a Federation of at least six nations as the Iroquois.
Yes Playing as Flag of Iroquois Iroquois Conquest of Paradise.png 1.12 E
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The Spice Must Flow
Form the nation of Malaya.
1.9 E
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Join a war on the other side of someone to whom you have rented condottieri.
Yes Join a war against a nation that you hire out condottieri to. Have the country flag white_company
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Starting as any European country, conquer and have cores on Aden, Hormoz and Malacca.
Capital.png Capital is in Europe

Province icon.png Own and core the provinces of Aden, Hormuz and Malacca

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1.2 E
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True Catholic
Control three Cardinals.
No Have less than 2 controlled cardinals Cardinal icon.png Have 3 or more controlled cardinals The achievement only triggers if the number of player controlled cardinals is greater than or equal to (≥) 3. If the player starts with 2 or more cardinals the achievement will not be awarded. Easily done as Spain. Nation designer.png 1.1 E
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Turn the Table
As a colony, break free and vassalize your former overlord without forming any other nation.
  • Subject colony icon.png Playing as a former colonial nation
  • Vassalage.png Vassalize the former owner of the colonial nation
Easily done as Flag of Ternate Ternate. Colonize Australia to the point where a colonial nation forms. Release them and select 'Play As', then vassalize your former overlord. Conquest of Paradise.png 1.4 E
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Turning the Tide
Start as a Steppe Horde in 1444 and embrace all institutions.
Tab domestic government.png Government type is Government steppe horde.png Steppe Nomads This requires a Steppe Horde to embrace all Institutions. Much faster in pre-1.17 patches, where the requirement is westernizing, which can be done by around 1520 instead of waiting until 1700 for all institutions to appear. 1.3 E
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Vasa or Wettin?
Get a ruler of your dynasty on the throne of Poland or the Commonwealth while they are an elective monarchy.
No Not playing as Flag of Poland Poland Res Publica.png 1.7 E
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Successfully pass 11 issues in a row in Parliament.
Yes Pass 11 parliament issues in a row England is the only nation with a parliament in 1444. Common Sense.png 1.12 E
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Where am I?
As a New World native with Random New World active, explore the entire New World.
  • Tab domestic government.png Government type is Government tribal.png Native Council
  • Capital.png Capital is in the New World
  • Yes Is using a random New World
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation

Explorer Has discovered all provinces in the New World.

sometimes a random world is generated where all of the land is already discovered by most native nations, one only needs to unpause in order to get the achievement
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Winged Hussars
Have Winged Hussars as your active unit with more than +50% cavalry combat ability.
  • Winged Hussars cavalry unit is part of the Eastern technology group eastern technology group (military tech level 22). For details on Cavalry combat ability.png cavalry combat ability see the article on Land units.
  • Poland is the easiest nation to play for this achievement due to the cavalry combat ability in their national ideas. Taking Aristocratic and Quality ideas will give Poland enough combat ability to satisfy this achievement.
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World Discoverer
Discover all non-wasteland land provinces.
Explorer Discover all terra incognita. You do not have to discover all Terra Incognita yourself, as TI can be automatically uncovered via spread of discovery. The condition is simply that no TI exists in the world for you, not including sea zones. Wastelands are not needed. Easiest in Europe. With Mare Nostrum DLC, a good way to find the last few is to check the Request to share maps diplo action on colonizers or anybody else. 1.1 E
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You Get a New Home, and You Get a New Home
Expel 5 different minorities to your colonies.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation

Yes Has expelled 5 different minorities to colonial provinces.

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1.28 E
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A Fine Goosestep
Form Prussia and have at least 125% Discipline.
An easy way to achieve this is to form Prussia and in the government tab, click "militarization of the country" until the bar is full. It would also help if you have completed the Prussian discipline idea. 1.12 M
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A tale of two Families
Starting as Vijayanagar or Bahmanis conquer the other's capital and have them not exist.
Yes Playing as either: Forming Flag of Bharat Bharat or Flag of Hindustan Hindustan will prevent the achievement. 1.18 M
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All Your Trade Are Belong to Us
Have the highest trade power in Genoa, Venice and English Channel while having an income of at least 300 ducats per month.
  • Trade power.png Highest Trade power in Genoa, Venice, and English Channel
  • Income.png Have 300 income
Easily done as Flag of England England or Flag of Netherlands Netherlands by controlling the English Channel via provincial trade power and sending light ships to the Venice and Genoa trade nodes. 1.12 M
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Arabian Coffee
Form Arabia and be the nation producing the most coffee in the world.
Coffee is common in the area around Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia and Flag of Mali Mali. If you are not the leading producer after conquering these areas, build manufactories or conquer Mesoamerica. Forming Flag of Arabia Arabia is easiest as The Flag of Mamluks Mamluks 1.10 M
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Barbarossa
As a Maghrebi nation, have 500 light ships privateering at the same time.
Culture icon.png Culture group is Maghrebi Yes has at least 500 ships privateering
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1.9 M
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Bengal Tiger
Start as Bengal and own Samarkand as a core province.
Yes Playing as Flag of Bengal Bengal Province icon.png Own and core Samarkand. Forming Hindustan will not prevent the achievement 1.9 M
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Bleed Them Dry
Have 10 different War Reparations being paid to you at the same time.
Yes Have 10 War Reparations at the same time Can be done more easily as Flag of Austria Austria or current Holy Roman Emperor. Art of War.png 1.12 M
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Breaking the Yoke
As Ryazan, own Saratov, Crimea and Kazan while being independent.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ryazan Ryazan
  • No Is not a subject nation
  • Province icon.png Own the provinces of Crimea (284), Kazan (1082) and Saratov (303)
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1.22 M
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Carthago Delenda Est
As an Italian culture nation, make sure entire Tunis Area is at 100 devastation.
Culture icon.png Culture group is Latin
  • Culture icon.png Culture group is Latin
  • Province icon.png All provinces in the Tunisia area have Devastation icon.png 100 Devastation
Culture must be Latin at game start AND when Tunisia is devastated. Flag of Naples Naples is by far the strongest and closest Latin nation in 1444. Fabricate on Djerba and declare a Conquest war for it before Tunis allies the Ottomans. Occupy everything but the war goal to prevent call for peace, and repeatedly loot the Tunisia area, moving armies away to let the loot replenish faster. 1.20 M
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Cherrypicking
Conscript a 3 star general from a Daimyo Subject.
Culture icon.png Culture group is Japanese Yes Conscript a 3-star general from a Daimyo subject As the shogun, keep going to war to release annexed daimyos. Eventually, one will get a 3-star general via a rare event.
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1.20 M
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Force a nation to revoke 5 cores in one peace deal as Corfu.
Yes Playing as Flag of Corfu Corfu Yes Forced a country to revoke 5 cores in one peace deal 1.18 M
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Definitely the Sultan of Rum
Own and have cores on Rome, Moscow and Istanbul as Ottomans or Rum.
  • Yes Is Flag of Ottomans Ottomans or Flag of Rûm Rûm
  • Province icon.png Own and core Moskva, Constantinople, and Roma.
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Make sure to attack Muscovy ASAP to remove a future potential threat. 1.1 M
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Even Better than Piet Heyn
Gain over 100 gold from privateering a single treasure fleet.
Yes Gained over 100 gold by plundering a treasure fleet.
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1.10 M
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Fine Financials
Own Eight level 3 Centres of Trade.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
Yes Own 8 provinces that have a level 3 center of trade. Dharma.png 1.26 M
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Starting as a Norse custom nation with no more than 200 points and a maximum of 5 provinces, own & core Scandinavia and the British Isles and convert it all to Norse.
  • Nation designer.png Playing as a custom nation
  • Yes Only 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
  • No No more than Province icon.png 5 provinces
  • Norse.png Religion is Norse
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Norse.png Religion is Norse
  • Province icon.png Own and core all provinces in Britain and Scandinavia.
  • Norse.png All provinces in Britain and Scandinavia have Norse religion.
Britain and Scandinavia
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Ganges Khan
Start as Tribal nation in India and become a Steppe Horde.
  • Government tribal.png Government type is Tribal
  • Capital.png Capital is in India superregion
  • Government steppe horde.png Has the Steppe Nomads government reform
Eligible countries are: Dharma.png 1.26 M
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Georgia on my Mind
Fully own all three Georgias.
No Not using a random New World.

Own or have a non-tributary subject own the following provinces:

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1.9 M
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Gold Rush
Reform the Golden Horde before 1500.
  • Tab domestic government.png Government type is Government steppe horde.png Steppe Nomads
  • Culture icon.png Culture group is Tatar
1.20 M
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Golden Horn
As a Somali nation, fully own the Horn of Africa region and have a monthly gold income of at least 10 ducats.
Culture icon.png Culture is Somali
  • Province icon.png All provinces of the Horn of Africa region are owned by the player's country or its non-tributary subjects.
  • Income.png Have 10 income from Gold gold
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  • Note that the provinces of Fazughli, Afder and Ogaden have to be colonized for the achievement, but the colonies do not need to be complete. You can just send your colonist to all 3 provinces at once as soon as you have the other land.
  • Start as Flag of Adal Adal or Flag of Ajuuraan Ajuuraan, and set the National Focus to administrative, then swiftly conquer all adjacent nations in the region that are smaller than you. Aggressive Expansion will not be an issue due to the nations belonging to different religious groups. To attain the gold income, improve production development in Kaffa.
  • Save a promoted culture slot for Sidamo, the culture in Kaffa, which will make your income in the province higher, requiring less development.
1.16 M
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Great Moravia
Restore the Great Moravian borders as Nitra or Moravia.
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Nitra's cores don't expire except by culture conversion. Requires all the territory of Flag of Bohemia Bohemia and Flag of Silesia Silesia, Wien and Ostmark from Flag of Austria Austria, Kraków and Nowy Sacz from Flag of Poland Poland, and the Slovakia and Transdanubia areas from Flag of Hungary Hungary. 1.23 M
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Hessian Mercenaries
As Hesse, have at least 50 regiments of mercenaries and no loans.
Yes Playing as Flag of Hesse Hesse 1.10 M
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Hoarder
As a Fetishist nation, have 13 available Cults.
  • Tolerance own.png Religion is Fetishist Fetishist
  • Time Icon.png No restriction of the start date
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Home and Away
As Wales, hold Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Rome, Paris and London.
  • Yes Is Flag of Wales Wales
  • Province icon.png Own Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Rome, Paris and London
It is not needed to core the required provinces. 1.25 M
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Ideas Guy
Starting as a custom nation with the full 800 points but no more than 3 total development, have a monthly income of at least 500 ducats.
  • Nation designer.png Playing as a custom nation
  • Yes Only 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 801 nation designer points
  • No No more than Development.png 3 total development
Despite description, can be done with fewer than 800 points - below 200 will allow eligibility for other custom nation achievements. Spoils of war do not count towards the income; you must make 500 ducats not including them.
It became very easy after Third Rome, due to Siberian frontier ability: Start a nation in Americas with Siberian Frontier as a tradition, it will allow to expand in uncolonized regions rapidly.
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Industrial Powerhouse
Have 10 furnaces built in your nation.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
  • Furnace.png Have 10 furnaces
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1.25 M
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Form Italy.
Yes Is Flag of Italy Italy Become Italy. The primary culture of the country you start with should be in the Latin culture group (the achievement won't be visible in game unless you are Latin) but you can also get the achievement via culture shift. The Papal State and The Holy Roman Empire can't form Italy. 1.1 M
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Je maintiendrai
Form the Netherlands as a minor nation starting with Dutch culture.
Culture icon.png Culture is Dutch Yes Form the Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Possible starts are Flag of Holland Holland, Flag of Utrecht Utrecht, Flag of Gelre Gelre, and Flag of Friesland Friesland. Easily done as Holland by seeking independence support from Flag of Burgundy Burgundy's enemies and then carefully eating the other Dutch minors. 1.6 M
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Kirishitan Japan
Start as a Japanese Daimyo, convert yourself and all of Japan to Christianity.
Tab domestic government.png Government type is Government monarchy.png Daimyo
  • Yes Is Flag of Japan Japan
  • Catholic reform desire.png In Christian religious group
  • Province icon.png All provinces in Japanese region are in Christian religious group.
  • You must start as a Daimyo vassal to Flag of Ashikaga Ashikaga. Forming Japan does not prevent the achievement. The Japan region includes Okinawa, Hokkaido, and the Kuril Islands. Uncolonized provinces are not required. Best done with Flag of Otomo Otomo, who receive an extra missionary in addition to increased papal influence.
  • Mandate of Heaven.png Wait for the Spread of Christianity incident, which usually pops up around 1600 or so. Always take the most "Open" or pro-Christian options in events. A few years after the incident ends, an event to convert to Catholic will pop up.
  • If Mandate of Heaven is disabled: don't take the decision to enforce Sakoku, wait for events to convert your provinces and spawn Catholic rebels, and let them convert at least half your provinces. Harder if you have too many disconnected provinces outside the Japan region.
1.10 M
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Kuban Cigars
As Kuba, own or have a subject own Havana and be the world's leading producer of Tobacco.
Yes Playing as Flag of Kuba Kuba
  • Province icon.png Own or have a non-tributary subject own the province Havana (484)
  • Tobacco.png The leading producer of Tobacco is either this country or a subject of this country
  • Not possible with Random New World.
  • Making the leading Tobacco producer a tributary would count.
1.16 M
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Kushite Restoration
As a Nubian culture nation, own the entire Egyptian region as core provinces.
Culture icon.png Culture is Nubian Province icon.png All provinces in the Egypt region are owned by the player's country or its non-tributary subjects. Possible starts are Flag of Dongola Dongola, Flag of Alodia Alodia, and Flag of Makuria Makuria. Contrary to the Steam description, directly owning or coring the provinces is not necessary. 1.16 M
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Laughingstock
Own the provinces of Haha, Hehe and Lolland.

Province icon.png Own the provinces of Lolland (1983), Haha (2470), and Hehe (4073)

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Lolland begins held by Flag of Denmark Denmark, Haha held by Flag of Morocco Morocco, and Hehe uncolonized in Central Africa. 1.22 M
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As Dithmarschen, hold the provinces of Sjaelland and Holland while Denmark do not exist.
Yes Playing as Flag of Dithmarschen Dithmarschen
  • Yes Flag of Denmark Denmark does not exist
  • Province icon.png Own the provinces of Sjaelland (12) and Holland (97)
1.22 M
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Lion of the North
Start as Sweden and lead the Protestant League to victory against the Emperor.
Yes Playing as Flag of Sweden Sweden
  • Protestantism Is Protestant
  • Yes Lead and win League War
Has to be protestant and lead the League. Forming Flag of Scandinavia Scandinavia does not prevent the player from getting the achievement. Art of War.png 1.9 M
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Live Long and Prosper
Have 30 states with prosperity at the same time as you have a 70 year old ruler.
  • Yes 30 states have Prosperity icon m.png Prosperity
  • Yes Current ruler is at least 70 years old
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1.20 M
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Market Control
Be trade leader of seven different goods.
Trade value.png Be trade leader in 7 different trade goods You will need seven different "Trading in X" modifiers at the same time. 1.1 M
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My armies are invincible!
Gain at least 7.0 land morale.
Morale of armies.png Have 7 Morale of armies Research military techs, invest in ideas that improve morale, maintain high prestige and army tradition. Finally hire an Army Reformer. Easiest as France, with their national idea "Élan!" that gives +20% morale. 1.1 M
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Have 7 Free Cities in the Empire, none of which is of a Germanic culture.
  • Imperial authority.png Is emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
  • Yes 7 Free Cities in Imperial authority.png Holy Roman Empire
  • No No free cities are of Germanic culture group
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No Pirates in my Caribbean
Own or have a subject own the entire Caribbean.
No Not using a random New World.

No Not a pirate republic

Colonists.png Owns or has a non-tributary subject own all provinces of the Caribbean region.
  • The required provinces are the geographical region of the Caribbean, not the colonial region. Don't forget Bermuda.
  • Portugal is a good nation to try for this achievement. Simply make sure to block Spain from colonizing any provinces in Africa or in any of the islands in the Atlantic Ocean. This strategy should give enough time to colonize all of the Caribbean. With Mandate of Heaven.png Mandate of Heaven, the "Portuguese Colonial Growth" splendor ability can give Portugal a huge head start. Annexing Portugal with Castile in the early game is also a working method for being the first in the Caribbean. It is enough to start colonizing the province, for it to count towards the achievement.
1.1 M
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No Trail of Tears
Own and have cores on the Thirteen Colonies as Cherokee with all institutions embraced.
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1.1 M
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Parisian Pasha
Assign Pasha to Paris.
  • Tab domestic government.png Government type is Ottoman Government
  • Yes Paris has a pasha

Can be done as either Flag of Ottomans Ottomans or Flag of Rûm Rûm

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Poland can into space
As Poland, reach the maximum level in all technologies (32).
Yes Playing as Flag of Poland Poland
  • Administrative tech.png Administrative technology is 32
  • Diplomatic tech.png Diplomatic technology is 32
  • Military tech.png Military technology is 32
It is only required to start the game as Poland. Forming the Commonwealth will not prevent the achievement. Researching level 32 loses the ahead-of-time penalty in 1820. 1.1 M
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Redecorating
Starting as an Orthodox Nation, Consecrate Metropolitan in Roma.
Orthodoxy Is Orthodox
  • Province icon.png Own and core Roma
  • Yes Activated consecrate metropolitan in the stated area of Central Italy
Easiest to do as Flag of Muscovy Muscovy. Third Rome.png 1.22 M
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Starting as a Zoroastrian custom nation with no more than 200 points and a maximum of 5 provinces, rekindle the royal fires (aka take the decision).
  • Nation designer.png Playing as a custom nation
  • Yes Only 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
  • No No more than Province icon.png 5 provinces
  • Zoroastrianism.png Is Zoroastrian
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El Dorado.png 1.14 M
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Rise of the White Sheep
As Aq Qoyunlu, own Tabriz and have Qara Qoyunlu not exist by 1478.
Yes Playing as Flag of Aq Qoyunlu Aq Qoyunlu
  • Yes The year is before 1478
  • Yes Flag of Qara Qoyunlu Qara Qoyunlu does not exist
  • Province icon.png Owns Tabriz
1.20 M
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Ruina Imperii
Dismantle the Holy Roman Empire.
Dismantling the Holy Roman Empire requires allying electors or controlling their capital as well as controlling the emperor's capital. Note that the HRE disbanding itself due to lack of an eligible emperor and another nation disbanding HRE both counts for the achievement. 1.1 M
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Sakoku Law
Go full isolationist in 6 Incidents.
Tolerance own.png Religion is Shintoism Shinto Isolationism achievement counter is 6 By "going full isolationist" the game is NOT referring to the level of isolationism in your country. Rather, it's referring to the fact that each incident has an outcome of either open, neutral, or isolationist. To get the achievement you must get the isolationist outcome of 6 incidents.
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1.20 M
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Sinaasappel!
Get Orangists in power with 100% Republican Tradition, and owning a province in China.
  • Orangist-Statist mechanics require the Dutch Republic government, which is only available for the Flag of Netherlands Netherlands.
  • Colonizing Taiwan counts for the achievement; no need to wait for a Mingplosion.
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Sleepless in Seattle
Own 10 Coffee producing provinces, and have your capital in Salish.
  • Capital.png Capital is Salish(874)
  • Coffee.png Own 10 Coffee producing provinces
1.25 M
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Sweden is not overpowered!
Own and have cores on the entire Baltic coastline as Sweden.
Yes Playing as Flag of Sweden Sweden Province icon.png Own and core the following provinces:
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Forming Scandinavia won't prevent getting the achievement. 1.1 M
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Sweet Harmony
Harmonize 7 religions as Confucian.
  • Confucianism Is Confucian
  • Yearly harmony increase.png Have 7 harmonized religions
Harmonization takes 33.3 years, but events can speed it up marginally. Flag of Ming Ming and Flag of Korea Korea start with Mahayana already harmonized. Easiest as Ming, conquering some Hindu, Sunni, and Shinto land.

It is also good option to start as Korea, form Flag of Japan Japan, then conquer Philippines, Indonesia to achieve this achievement. Harmonization requires owning 20 development of the target religion or religious group. Might be quicker and more fun to create a custom nation with harmonizing ideas.

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1.20 M
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Switzerlake
Own 99 provinces as Switzerland while owning no ports.
Yes Playing as Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Can be achieved as part of a normal game and then giving away all the coastal provinces. Avoid expanding into the Holy Roman Empire to prevent high aggressive expansion. 1.9 M
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Take that, von Habsburgs!
As Hungary, own all of Austria as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Hungary Hungary
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Besides provinces from Flag of Austria Austria, also requires taking Istria from Flag of Venice Venice. Does not require Sundgau or anything else Austria may have expanded into. 1.12 M
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Tatarstan
As Kazan or Nogai, own all Tatar culture group lands.
Yes Playing as either:
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1.14 M
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As Bohemia, own Dublin as a core province.
Yes Playing as Flag of Bohemia Bohemia 1.12 M
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As Burgundy, own the Low Countries region as core provinces and have France and Austria as your subjects.
Yes Playing as Flag of Burgundy Burgundy 1.14 M
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The Iron Price
Restore the Danelaw region to Danish rule, and make it Danish culture.
Yes Playing as Flag of Denmark Denmark
  • Province icon.png Own and core Northumberland and the Yorkshire, East Midlands, and East Anglia areas.
  • Culture icon.png All these provinces have Danish culture.
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Forming Flag of Scandinavia Scandinavia will not prevent the achievement. 1.7 M
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The League of Mayapan
Starting as Huastec, form Maya.

Yes Playing as Flag of Huastec Huastec

Yes Form Flag of Maya Maya

1.28 M
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The Levant Turnabout
As the Mamluks, have 100 Army Professionalism and annex the Ottomans.
Yes Is Flag of Mamluks Mamluks
  • Yes Have 100 Army Professionalism
  • Yes Flag of Ottomans Ottomans does not exist
  • Province icon.png Own and core Edirne (149), Constantinople (151), Hüdavendigar (317), and Ankara (326)
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The Ostenders
As Austria have the District and Military Administration investments in the West Bengal area.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
  • Yes Is Flag of Austria Austria
  • Subject tradecompany icon.png Owns a province in West Bengal area with the District trade company investment
  • Subject tradecompany icon.png Owns a province in West Bengal area with the Military Administration trade company investment
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The Prince of Egypt
Starting as Florence, form Egypt.
Yes Playing as Flag of Florence Florence Yes Is Flag of Egypt Egypt Forming Flag of Tuscany Tuscany or another country before Egypt will not prevent this achievement. As of 1.26 Flag of Italy Italy is an end game tag, and if you form it you won't be able to form Egypt. 1.23 M
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The Rising Sun
Own and have cores on all of Japan as a European nation.
Capital.png Capital is in Europe Province icon.png Own and core all provinces in the Japan region
  • The Japan region includes Okinawa, Hokkaido, and the Kuril Islands.
  • One possible and relatively easy way to do this is with Flag of Spain Spain. After you can reach the East Sibirian Coastline after getting some colonies in North or South America, get a colony there and start wars with Flag of Japan Japan afterwards. Due to their lacking of good military forces and technology those wars are pretty easy to win.
1.4 M
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The Sudanese Expedition
Starting as Morocco, conquer the Niger and Sahel Regions.
Yes Playing as Flag of Morocco Morocco

Province icon.png Own all of the Niger and Sahel regions

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For the event see: The Sudanese Expedition.

Forming Flag of Andalusia Andalusia will not prevent the achievement.

1.18 M
The Uncommonwealth icon
As Lithuania, form The Commonwealth.
Yes Playing as Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Lithuanias missions will give a restoration of Union casus belli against Poland, if Lithuania are independent after 1450, rival Poland and have annexed all of Flag of Livonian Order Livonian Order and Flag of Riga Riga 1.14 M
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The White Elephant
As Ayutthaya, own all of Indochina and Burma as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ayutthaya Ayutthaya
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1.12 M
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This navy can take it all
Gain at least 7.0 naval morale.
Morale of navies.png Have 7 Morale of navies Research diplomatic techs, invest in ideas that improve naval morale, maintain high prestige and navy tradition. Finally hire a Naval Reformer. 1.1 M
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This Revolution Was Crushed
In a war against the target of the Revolution, control their capital and have at least 99% war score.
  • Yes Is at war with a revolution target
  • Capital.png Control the capital of the revolution target
  • Yes Have greater than 98% warscore against the revolution target
The Revolution disaster (and the French Revolution variant) is announced in a major event: 'Revolution in $COUNTRY$' (or 'The General Estates'). A country will become the revolution target, with "Revolutionary" in its name, if its capital is occupied by rebels while this disaster is active. The disaster spawns a stack of rebels, adds +10 national unrest, removes 3 stability, and can only be ended by having +3 stability while being a monarchy, or by becoming the revolution target. It is feasible both to wait for (or encourage) an AI revolution target, or to become the revolutionary target oneself before releasing (and playing as) a powerful vassal or colonial nation. The player can check if the disaster is still active for a country by looking for the +10 unrest modifier on its provinces. Art of War.png 1.8 M
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Total Control
Own 100 or more provinces with no local autonomy or unrest.
Province icon.png Own 100 provinces that have 0% Local unrest.png unrest and Local autonomy.png autonomy 1.8 M
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Traditional Player
More than 90 percent Naval and Army Tradition.
Easiest to do with Utsunomiya as they get -1 decay to each respectively from their traditions and ideas. See the page Military tradition for other ways of gaining tradition. 1.1 M
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Trophy Hunter
Capture an enemy flagship.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation

Bigship.png Capture a flagship

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1.28 M
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Trustworthy
Have five allies with 100 trust towards you each.
Yes Have 5 allies with 100 trust Can be done as Flag of Ming Ming by releasing 5 OPMs (not bordering each other), allying them and waiting for the trust to tick up.

Can be sped up with Rights of Man.png Rights of Man by using the Influence nation interaction as a great power.

Can be sped up with The Cossacks.png The Cossacks by using the Increase trust interaction.

1.14 M
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Turtles all the way down
As Korea get 135% Ship Durability.
Yes Playing as Flag of Korea Korea Ship durability Ship durability is at least 135%. Either stack multiple policy bonuses, or become Emperor of China, which has a +20% durability decree.

Recommended to form Flag of Japan Japan and change the NI. Japan has a NI for the ship durability (Maritime Legacy, +10%) better than Korean one (Geobukseon, +5%)

1.20 M
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As Busoga, Buganda or Karagwe, reach administrative, diplomatic and military technology level 32.
Yes Playing as either:
  • Administrative tech.png Administration technology is 32
  • Diplomatic tech.png Diplomatic technology is 32
  • Military tech.png Military technology is 32
Most easily accomplished by manually spawning Renaissance, Colonialism and Printing Press, and not expanding too much. To get the other institutions, build manufactories and universities. Researching level 32 loses the ahead-of-time penalty in 1820. 1.16 M
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Voltaire's Nightmare
Have at least 75 countries in the HRE.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
Yes At least 75 countries are members of the Holy Roman Empire Possible to achieve in Random or Flat province tax and manpower modes. Possible as Flag of France France: Become HRE Emperor, inherit Flag of Burgundy Burgundy, add provinces to HRE, and release French and Dutch minors.

Once client states are available, you can conquer some low-developpement provinces, add them to the Empire, and create a one-province clients from each. Break vassalage as necessary.

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A Blessed Nation
As a Coptic Nation, gain all 5 Blessings.
  • Coptic.png Is Coptic
  • Yes Have 5 active blessings
Player can start as Muslim nation (such as The Ottomans) and switch religion by rebels. Rights of Man.png 1.18 H
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A Decent Reserve
Have a maximum manpower of at least 1 million.
Yes Have Manpower.png max manpower of more than 1 million Although the achievement specifically says "maximum manpower" you actually need to have more than a million saved up. Easiest done as Flag of Ottomans Ottomans or Flag of Muscovy Muscovy or Flag of Ming Ming; the latter can demand manpower from its tributaries.

Becoming Revolutionary Empire grants extra +25% national manpower modifier
Another way to get this achievement is to slacken recruiting standarts, until the point you reach 1 million manpower.

1.12 H
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A Hero’s Welcome
As Karaman, form the Sultanate of Rum.
Yes Playing as Flag of Karaman Karaman Yes Is Flag of Rûm Rûm 1.23 H
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A Kaiser not just in name
Enact all reforms in the Holy Roman Empire.
Yes Form Flag of Holy Roman Empire Holy Roman Empire 1.1 H
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A Manchurian Candidate
Start as one of the Jurchen tribes and form Qing.
Yes Playing as either: Yes Formed Flag of Qing Qing Need to form Manchu first. 1.8 H
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An early Reich
Form Germany.
Yes Is Flag of Germany Germany 1.1 H
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Complete all English and British missions.
  • Mission.png Complete all English and British missions.
  • Provided you are able to force France into a PU, the missions are fairly easy to complete apart from being elected Emperor of the HRE - you will either need to convert to Protestant and win the league wars, or convert to Anglican or Reformed and hope the Peace of Westphalia occurs - which can be very difficult. You may want to stay out of the league wars and rent out your troops to the losing side so you can keep the war going.

Alternatively, you can just disband the HRE while remaining any religion.

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1.25 H
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Auld Alliance Reversed
As Scotland, have France as a vassal (do not form Great Britain).
Yes Playing as Flag of Scotland Scotland. 1.9 H
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Back in Control
Form Yuan and be the only nation holding land in China.
Taiwan is only required if it is colonized. 1.22 H
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As Mazovia or Silesia, form the nation of Poland.
Yes Playing as either: 1.14 H
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As Teutonic Order or Livonian Order, own all of Russia as core provinces and convert it to Catholic.
Yes Playing as either:
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Easiest as Teutonic Order; ally Muscovy, Austria and Bohemia and DOW Poland ASAP, or else Poland will form a PU with Lithuania. Restarting until Poland declines the PU is also a viable strategy. 1.12 H
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Better than Napoleon
As France, own Vienna, Berlin and Moscow as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of France France
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1.12 H
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Bunte Kuh
As Hamburg, trade in both Gems and Livestock.
Yes Playing as Flag of Hamburg Hamburg
  • Livestock.png Has country modifier Trading in Livestock
  • Gems.png Has country modifier Trading in Gems
The Bunte Kuh was a ship of Lübeck that, according to legend, captured the notorious pirate Klaus Störtebeker in 1401. 1.23 H
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Consulate of the Sea
As Aragon conquer all Mediterranean Centers of Trade.
Yes Playing as Flag of Aragon Aragon

Province icon.png Own the following provinces:

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For the event see: Consulate of the Sea.

The requirements do not match the actual Centers of Trade.

1.18 H
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Unify Islam under your rule.

Enact the "Unify Islam" decision. Requires the following provinces:

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1.14 H
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Dovmont's Own
Starting as Pskov, have 100 standing Streltsy units.
Yes Playing as Flag of Pskov Pskov Yes Has at least 100 Streltsy units Third Rome.png 1.22 H
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Dracula's Revenge
Start as Wallachia or Moldavia, form Romania and own or have a subject own all of the Balkans.
Yes Playing as either: 1.9 H
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Emperor of Hindustan
Starting as Delhi, Restore their Empire's borders.
Yes Playing as Flag of Delhi Delhi Province icon.png Owns the following provinces:
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Avoid the event at the start of the game that attempts to free Sirhind by using the 'place relative on throne' subject interaction right away. To make them loyal you can do development in their land, remember that it costs 0 dip to integrate them as you already start with cores. Focus on expanding south and northwest to begin the game.

Provinces owned by vassals and other non-tributary subjects of the player's country will count for the achievement.

1.26 H
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Fanatic Collectivist
Own all Institution Origin provinces.
Institutions.png Own all 6 institution origin provinces Nation designer.png 1.18 H
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Forever Golden
Complete the Spanish Mission Tree.

No Not using a random New World

Mission.png Complete all Spanish missions.

You don't get the Spanish missions if your culture is Aragonese or Catalan when you form Spain. If you start as Flag of Aragon Aragon you need to culture convert before forming Spain to complete this achievement, otherwise you retain the Aragonese missions (culture converting after formation does not change your missions).

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1.28 H
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From Humble Origins
Starting as a custom nation with no more than 50 points, have at least 2000 total development.
  • Nation designer.png Playing as a custom nation
  • Yes Only 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 51 nation designer points
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Good King René
Start as Provence, form the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Yes Playing as Flag of Provence Provence Yes Is Flag of Jerusalem Jerusalem Note that the Kingdom of Jerusalem cannot be formed after Age of Reformation ends. 1.23 H
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Guarantor of Peace
Guarantee the Independence of France, The Ottoman Empire and Russia.
You can only guarantee a country if you are larger than it. Can be achieved easily after unifying the HRE. 1.9 H
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As the Papacy, own Jerusalem and have Livonian Order, Teutonic Order and The Knights as Marches.
Yes Playing as Flag of The Papal State The Papal State If Teutonic Order reforms to Prussia or Livonian Order to Kurland, there won't be any remaining core of the former nation, so the achievement must be done BEFORE that happens. Art of War.png 1.9 H
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It's All Greek To Me
Form Greece and own and have cores on Zeta, Thatta, Lamba, and Roh.
  • Yes Is Flag of Greece Greece
  • Province icon.png Own the provinces of Zeta (138), Thatta (504), Roh (578), and Lamba (4104)
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  • Forming Greece requires Greek primary culture. Zeta begins held by Flag of Serbia Serbia, Thatta held by Flag of Sindh Sindh, Roh held by Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan, and Lamba uncolonized in Central Africa.
  • Alternatively, you can conquer Byzantium and wait for Greek cores to form after the Greek Separatism event fires (requires Admin Tech 20). Release Greece as a vassal and feed him the required provinces. Once they are cored, diplomatically annex Greece and release them again, but chose to play as Greece this time. Note that since Thatta is in a Trade Company region you must own the province yourself to state and fully core it before giving it to Greece, otherwise they will lose their territorial core upon annexing.
1.22 H
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Form the Kingdom of Jerusalem as Cyprus or The Knights.
Yes Playing as either: Yes Form Flag of Jerusalem Jerusalem 1.9 H
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As Tver, Yaroslavl, Ryazan, Beloozero, Rostov or Odoyev, eliminate all other Rurikovich nations without changing your ruling dynasty.
Yes Playing as either: Yes Is the only nation with Rurikovich dynasty 1.16 H
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Lazarus
As Serbia, own the entire Balkans as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Serbia Serbia 1.14 H
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Luck of the Irish
Own and have cores on the British Isles as an Irish nation.
Yes Playing as either: Province icon.png Own and core all provinces of the Britain region. Flag of Desmond Desmond is a good choice due to early military ideas. Rushing to conquer the rest of the Irish OPMs and securing an alliance with Flag of Scotland Scotland can deter Flag of England England until the time is right. 1.2 H
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As Lucca, own Lucknow!
Yes Playing as Flag of Lucca Lucca Lucknow is in northern India, initially owned by Flag of Jaunpur Jaunpur. 1.12 H
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Mare Nostrum
Restore the Roman Empire and own the entire Mediterranean and Black Sea coast lines.
No Not playing as Flag of The Papal State The Papal State
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Easiest to do as the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans after converting to Christianity. Durrës, Lezhë and Saruhan are not required. Alternatively, with Golden Century.pngGolden Century, this is relatively easy as Flag of Aragon Aragon as their mission tree gives you claims on most of the required territory. 1.16 H
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Master of India
Own and have cores on all of India as a European nation.
Capital.png Capital is in Europe Province icon.png Own and core all provinces in the Indian sub-continent (regions Deccan, Coromandel, Bengal, Hindustan and West India). It's required for the player to properly own all provinces inside the Indian sub-continent (i.e. vassals don't count to trigger the achievement). The capital does not need to remain in Europe. Edirne is European, so the Ottomans are eligible and have the best shot at a quick land rush into India. 1.1 H
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Mass Production
Starting as Odoyev, own one of every manufactory.
Yes Playing as Flag of Odoyev Odoyev Yes Own at least one manufactory of each type Building the manufactories isn't very hard. The hard part is surviving long enough to get to the required technology (Admin Tech 16) as well as getting provinces with the correct trade goods. (No Furnace necessary) 1.22 H
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Mewar Never Changes
Complete the Mewar Mission Tree.
Mission.png Has Mewari missions Yes Has completed all Mewari missions Dharma.png 1.26 H
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Over a Thousand!
Own 1001 provinces directly.
Province icon.png Own 1001 provinces

Colonial provinces taken in war from other nations do not add overextension. Colony won't be estabilished as long as at least 5 provinces aren't cored so don't core them them untill you get the achievment.

1.9 H
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Østindisk Kompagni Te
As Denmark establish Trade company and have at least 10% Tea market share.
  • Yes Is Flag of Denmark Denmark
  • Subject tradecompany icon.png Has at least one province assigned to a trade company
  • Tea.png Has 10% market share in Tea
Forming Flag of Scandinavia Scandinavia will prevent the achievement. Trade companies may only be formed with Wealth of Nations.pngWealth of Nations or Dharma.pngDharma. 1.26 H
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Pandya Empire
Starting as Madurai, conquer the Pandya Territories.
Yes Playing as Flag of Madurai Madurai Province icon.png Own all provinces in the region of Coromandel and the areas of Kerala, Mysore, and Rayalaseema
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1.23 H
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Philippine Tiger
As Cebu, recreate the Chola Empire.
  • Yes Is Flag of Cebu Cebu
  • Province icon.png Own the following provinces:
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1.25 H
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Pick Your Poison
As Kaffa, develop in Cafa while a subject of yours owns it.
Yes Playing as Flag of Kaffa Kaffa
  • Yes Developed in Caffa (285).
  • Province icon.png Any subject nation owns Caffa.
Common Sense.pngRights of Man.png 1.18 H
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Own and have cores on Alexandria, Antioch and Constantinople as Coptic Ethiopia.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • Yes Is Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • Coptic.png Is Coptic
  • Province icon.png Own and core Alexandria, Antioch and Constantinople.
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If you form any nation, you will be ineligible for the achievement. Can be combined with 'A Blessed Nation'. 1.9 H
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Protect the Secret
As Yemen, prevent any European Nation from owning a Coffee-producing province in the Old World until 1700.
No Not using a random New World
  • Culture icon.png Culture is Yemeni
  • Yes Is year 1700 or later
  • Yes Is Flag of Yemen Yemen
  • Coffee.png No coffee-producing provinces in the continents of Asia, Africa, or Oceania are held by a country with its capital in Europe.
Conditions may be fulfilled any time after 1699, and do not need to be fulfilled before that time. Yemen is reformable via culture shift, so this is very attainable playing as any country. 1.23 H
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Qing of China
Become Chinese Emperor as Qing.
  • Yes Is Flag of Qing Qing
  • Emperor of china icon.png Is Emperor of China
  • Province icon.png Own all provinces in the China super region.
Can be combined with the 'A Manchurian Candidate' achievement. Mandate of Heaven.png 1.20 H
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Sailor Mon
As Pegu, have at least 100,000 sailors.
Yes Playing as Flag of Pegu Pegu Sailors.png Have max sailors of at least 100,000. 1.16 H
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Sons of Carthage
As Tunisia, own and have cores on Sicily, Sardinia, the Balearic Islands, the coast of Algiers and the southern coast of Spain.
Yes Playing as Flag of Tunis Tunis Province icon.png Own and core the following provinces:
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1.6 H
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Spain is the Emperor
Become the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire as Spain.
No Not the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire

Easiest to do as Flag of Aragon Aragon by allying Flag of Austria Austria in 1444, abandoning your Personal Union with Flag of Naples Naples, and returning 1-2 provinces in Sicily to get just below 200 development. This way, you can add your provinces to the HRE so becoming the Emperor is much easier. Once you get to Administrative Technology 10, and the Iberian Wedding event has happened, form Spain diplomatically. Wait until you're already Emperor or you'll leave the HRE and it's becomes much harder to do again.

1.1 H
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Sun Invasion
As the Madyas, own and have cores on Tepeacac, Mexico, Tullucan and Huastec.
  • Yes Is Flag of Madyas Madyas
  • Province icon.png Own and core the provinces of Tepeacac, Mexico, Tullucan and Huastec.

You need to directly own and core the target provinces, and not through your colonial nation. For this you either need to move your capital city into the North America continent before a subject formed or to reintegrate them. Or you can vassalize a native, take land from some other native including the needed ones and core one coast piece to magically being able to core the other 4 and just give the 5th to your vassal to not form a colonial nation. Simply annexing a vassal in the region won't fire the achievement. You could also wait for the last age and use Unrestricted Conquest.

1.25 H
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Sworn Fealty
Starting as an Arabian Tribal Federation, unite Arabia and have Maximum tribal Allegiance.
  • Culture icon.png Culture group is Levantine
  • Primary culture.png Culture is not Turkish
  • Tab domestic government.png Government type is Tribal Federation
  • Yes Is Flag of Arabia Arabia
  • Yes Have 100 Tribal Allegiance
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As Riga, own the Baltic region as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Riga Riga 1.14 H
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That's a Silk Road
Own or have a subject own all provinces in the world producing silk.
Silk.png All provinces with silk are owned by the player's country or its non-tributary subjects. Silk provinces stretch from Hüdavendigar to Kyoto, with concentrations in the Persia, India and South China regions. With Golden Century.png Golden Century, Flag of Aragon Aragon has a mission that makes Valencia produce silk. 1.8 H
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The 52 Garhs
As Garhwal own and maintain 52 forts without going into debt.
Yes Playing as Flag of Garhwal Garhwal
  • Yes Has no loans
  • Fort level.png Own at least 52 forts (level 2)
1.22 H
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The Animal Kingdom
As Manipur, unite the Bengal region and convert it to Animism.
Yes Playing as Flag of Manipur Manipur
  • Province icon.png All provinces in the Bengal region are owned by the player's country or its non-tributary subjects.
  • Animism All provinces in the Bengal region are Animist
1.16 H
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The Chrysanthemum Throne
Unite Japan as a Daimyo.
Tab domestic government.png Government type is Government monarchy.png Daimyo
  • Yes Become Flag of Japan Japan
  • Province icon.png All provinces in Japan region must be either owned and cored by Japan or unowned.
You must start as a Daimyo vassal to the Flag of Ashikaga Ashikaga Shogunate. The Japan region includes Okinawa, Hokkaido, and the Kuril Islands. 1.1 H
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The Grand Armada
Have 500 heavy ships and no loans.
  • Bigship.png Have 500 heavy ships
  • Yes Have no loans
Best done with a high income nation with naval force limit and ship build cost bonuses. Netherlands, Venice, and Genoa are optimal but can easily be done with England, Spain or Malaya. With Rights of Man.png Rights of Man DLC, this can be done much more easily by debasing currency. 1.6 H
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The pen is mightier than the sword
Have three unions at the same time as Austria.
Yes Playing as Flag of Austria Austria Austrian missions can give Restore Union CBs on Bohemia and Hungary. Check the page for the exact requirements. Events can also lead to a Habsburg ruling in Spain, allowing Austria the opportunity to claim the throne of Castile, and possibly Aragon and Naples as well. 1.1 H
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Form Hindustan or Bharat and own or have a subject own Cape, London, Hong Kong (Canton) and Ottawa (Kichesipi).
No Not using a random New World.
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Provinces owned by vassals and other non-tributary subjects of the player's country will count for the achievement. 1.9 H
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These Banners need a Saga
Have 100 regiments as Banners raised at the same time.
Culture icon.png Started with culture Manchu Possible Manchu banners.png Have 100 banner regiments Make a custom Manchu duchy holding all Manchu provinces and the most developed states in East Asia. Set it up for high number of states, reduced culture conversion cost, and lots of diplomatic power. Start with at least 1200-1250 development, or face needing to develop or conquer more and wait for separatism to tick down. Form Manchu and then Qing, then make everyone nearby pay tribute in diplomatic power. Everything can be converted to Manchu before 1500, which is enough for 100 regiments and a few more. Admin tech 8 gives 3 more state slots but it is possible without them.
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1.20 H
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Tiger of Mysore
Starting as Mysore, Conquer the Deccan and Coromandel Regions.
Yes Playing as Flag of Mysore Mysore
  • Province icon.png All provinces in Deccan and Coromandel regions are owned by the country or a non-tributary subject
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You need to ally Bahmanis to make it possible to defeat Vijayanagar If you cant then you might have to restart a few times or no-cb a country in southeast asia 1.26 H
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Turkish Delight
Start as Candar and own 20 Sugar provinces between you and your subjects.
Yes Playing as Flag of Candar Candar Sugar.png Have 20 provinces of sugar owned by Flag of Candar Candar and its non-tributary subjects Tributary states do not count towards the achievement. Fleeing to the new world is recommended, if not required for this achievement. 1.18 H
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Venetian Sea
Have a 75% Trade share in both the Alexandria and Constantinople nodes as Venice, owning less than 10 cities.
Yes Playing as Flag of Venice Venice
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Province icon.png Have less than 10 provinces
  • Trade power.png Have at least 75% of the total trade power in the trade nodes Alexandria and Constantinople
1.7 H
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With a little help..
As Ragusa, lead a Trade League of at least 5 nations and guarantee the Ottomans' independence.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ragusa Ragusa
  • Yes Lead a Trade League of at least 5 nations
  • Diplomatic relations.png Guarantee the independence of Flag of Ottomans Ottomans
You can only guarantee a country if you are larger than it. Ironically, taking land from the ottomans for a vassal is probably the best way to do this. Mare Nostrum.png 1.16 H
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Yarr Harr a Pirate's Life for Me
Choose to play as New Providence and conquer all of Caribbeans.
  • No No more than 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points if playing as a custom nation
Bermuda is in the Caribbean region also.
  • Pirate's republics can declare war on Colonial nations without their overlord being called as an ally, so it may be easier to allow a colonial nation to form before attempting to acquire provinces.
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1.28 H
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Form Inca, embrace all Institutions and own all of South America as core provinces.
No Not using a random New World.
  • Uncolonized provinces and unfinished colonies are excluded, and may be safely ignored.
  • Keep in mind, that you also need the islands of the Falklands, South Georgia, and Galapagos Islands, but not St. Helena or Trinidad or any of the Caribbean.
  • The continent is equivalent to the regions of Brazil, La Plata, Colombia, Peru, and Upper Peru, except it does not include Panama or the two provinces west of it.
1.10 VH
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Academical
As Athens, own 50 universities.
Yes Playing as Flag of Athens Athens
  • Start by getting support independence from the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans and declare independence against Byzantium. Give land to the Ottoman in the peace deal if you want but get independence. Wait until tech 11. During this time, get exploration and expansion ideas as well as upgrading Athens so it is generating a profit of ducats as well as being able to afford level 1 advisors for admin and dip. Exiting and rejoining the game may result in the Ottoman deciding to give you subsidies as well. When you reach tech 11 you should have about 500 ducats and the 50% range bonus from exploration. You should try to reroll your dip advisor for the 20% colonizing range. From here you should save 220 dip so you can expel minority for your first colony in the Carribean. It is recommended to only do 1 or 2 colonies until you can financially support all 3. After your first colony, try to prioritize colonizing the centers of trade and continue colonizing the Caribbean. You will want to make the Carribean your center of trade. After all of the 8+ dev land is colonized start colonizing the US east coast. From here you are pretty much guaranteed to get the achievement, however if you wish to speed it up you can take Mexico / Peru to help speed up the process. Eventually, make the Chesapeake Bay your center for trade and transfer trade from other nodes to it.
1.14 VH
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African Power
Own and have cores on all provinces in Africa as Kongo.
Yes Playing as Flag of Kongo Kongo

Province icon.png Own and core all provinces in the continent of Africa

  • Empty provinces and unfinished colonies are excluded, and may be safely ignored.
  • The continent is the same as the Africa super-region, plus Hollhavai (formerly known as Diego Garcia). The isolated islands required are: Comoros, Mahe, Hollhavai, Mauritius, Île Bourbon, Sao Tome, Fernando Po, St. Helena, Cape Verde and Djerba (but not the Canarias, Madeira, Maldives, Socotra, or any other in the Mediterranean).
1.1 VH
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As Albania, own or have a subject own Iberia and the Caucasus.
Yes Playing as Flag of Albania Albania
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1.9 VH
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An Unlikely Candidate
Starting as Mzab, Touggourt or Djerid, reform Al-Andalus.
Yes Playing as either:

Yes Form Flag of Andalusia Andalusia

Forming Flag of Morocco Morocco, Flag of Tunis Tunis or any other nation will not prevent the achievement. 1.28 VH
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Around the World in 80 Years
Starting as a Custom Nation of up to 400 points in the British Region, own New York, San Francisco, Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Hong Kong and Yokohama by 1524.11.11.
  • Nation designer.png Playing as a custom nation
  • Yes Only 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 401 nation designer points
  • No Not using a random New World
  • Province icon.png Own no provinces outside the Britain region
  • Yes The date is before 12 November 1524
  • Province icon.png Own Manhattan (965), Salinan (869), Suez (2315), North Konkan (529), Bengal Delta (561), Canton (667), and Musashi (1028)
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Requires Salinan instead of Miwok (San Francisco). El Dorado.png 1.23 VH
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Avar Khaganate
Achieve Empire rank and conquer Hungary as Avaria.
Yes Playing as Flag of Avaria Avaria
  • Empire rank Is empire
  • Flag of Avaria Avaria owns all provinces in the areas Alföld, Transdanubia, Slovakia, Northern Transylvania, and Southern Transylvania.
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Basileus
As Byzantium, restore the Roman Empire.
Yes Playing as Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • Yes is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • Province icon.png Own and core the following provinces:
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1.1 VH
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Basque in Glory
Starting as Navarra, ensure that most of Iberia is Basque culture before the Age of Absolutism.

Yes Playing as Flag of Navarra Navarra

  • No It is not the Age of Absolutism.png Age of Absolutism or the Age of Revolutions.png Age of Revolutions
  • Province icon.png At least 32 provinces in Iberia have Basque culture
1.28 VH
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As France, hold 100 European core provinces before 1500.
Yes Playing as Flag of France France Most used route is attacking Scandinavia or Balkans. Make sure to conquer low-development provinces to limit AE. 1.12 VH
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Choson One
As Korea, own or have a subject own all Shinto, Confucian and Buddhist provinces in the world.
Yes Playing as Flag of Korea Korea Province icon.png All provinces following an Eastern religion are owned by Flag of Korea Korea or its non-tributary subjects. The Eastern religions are Theravada, Vajrayana, Mahayana, Confucian, and Shinto. Due to Flag of Ming Ming's size and power it is best to become their tributary and go after all other nations around before attempting to attack them. 1.16 VH
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Cotton Kandy
As Kandy be production leader in Cotton.
Yes Playing as Flag of Kandy Kandy Cotton.png Be production leader of cotton The Indian sub-continent already has the highest concentration of cotton-producing provinces in the game, so this achievement is best partnered with The Buddhists Strike Back. 1.26 VH


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Empire of Mann
As Mann, conquer all Islands in the world.
  • Yes Is Flag of Mann Mann
  • Province icon.png Own all island provinces in the world.
Mann can't be selected as a country in 1444, you must release it as a vassal and choose the option to play as released vassal.

As England release Mann at the very start of the game. After 10 years you can annex them again. As the annexation progresses grant them your provinces bit by bit before the process hits 100%. You can even move your capital to continental Europe and give London to Mann. Be careful about France as they will likely attack you once you are weakened. After annexation is finished spend all your monarch points to boost provinces that Mann considers as core. Now release Mann again and chose to play as released vassal. Do NOT form England again or any other country because it will prevent getting the achievement. Alternatively, sabotage England as much as possible, such as releasing all releasable nations, leaving Mann for last. Release and play as them, then ally all other released nations, plus a major like Castile. Take London, Sussex, and Kent in first war and you should be off to a great start.

1.25 VH


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First Come, First Serve
Starting as a Western technology custom nation in North America or South America with no more than 200 points, unite the two continents.
  • Nation designer.png Playing as a custom nation
  • Yes Only 1 custom nation exists in the world
  • No Used no more than 201 nation designer points
  • No Not using a random New World.
  • Western technology group Is in western technology group
  • Capital.png Capital is on the North or South American continent.
Both Americas must be fully colonized. Let the Colonial Nations do most of the job; their overlords will not defend them in a war. Only native provinces give OE; this means you are able to annex the Colonial Nations in one war, but do the war before they break free. El Dorado.png 1.14 VH
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Start as Orissa and own or have a subject own all tropical wood provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Orissa Orissa Tropical Wood.png All provinces with tropical wood are owned by the player's country or its non-tributary subjects. 1.9 VH
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Frozen Assets
Start as Novgorod and control 90% of the trade power in the White Sea trade node while it is the highest valued trade node in the world.
Yes Playing as Flag of Novgorod Novgorod Yes Have 90% trade share in White Sea and it's the highest valued trade node in the world.
  • Forming other nations will not prevent this achievement.
  • Note that "highest valued trade" means Total trade value minus outgoing trade.
1.14 VH
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Gothic Invasion
Start as Theodoro and conquer all Germanic culture provinces in Europe.
Yes Playing as Flag of Theodoro Theodoro
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Province icon.png All provinces with Germanic culture group in Europe owned by Flag of Theodoro Theodoro
  • Culture icon.png Culture is Gothic
Forming other nations will prevent this achievement. 1.9 VH
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Great Perm
As Perm, own or have a subject own the Russian, Siberian, Scandinavian, Canadian, Hudson Bay and Cascadian regions.
Yes Playing as Flag of Perm Perm
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Provinces owned by vassals and other non-tributary subjects of the player's country will count for the achievement. 1.14 VH
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I'll graze my horse here.. And here...
As a Horde, own over 200 provinces producing grain.
Tab domestic government.png Government type is Government steppe horde.png Steppe Nomads
  • Government steppe horde.png Is steppe nomad
  • Goods produced modifier.png 200 provinces produce grain or livestock
Since 1.23, livestock provinces also count. 1.20 VH
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Jihad
As Najd, own 500 Sunni provinces.
  • Yes Playing as Flag of Najd Najd
  • Tolerance own.png Religion is Sunni Islam Sunni
  • Province icon.png Own 500 provinces with Sunni religion
  • Sunni Islam Is Sunni
Easier to achieve as many new provinces were added to the game since release. 1.1 VH
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Komnenoi Empire
As Trebizond, have the Empire government rank.
Yes Playing as Flag of Trebizond Trebizond Forming Flag of Byzantium Byzantium or another country will prevent the achievement. Common Sense.png 1.12 VH
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Meissner Porcelain
As Saxony, own or have a subject own all Chinaware provinces in the world.
Yes Playing as Flag of Saxony Saxony Chinaware appears in China, Japan, Korea and the East Indies. 1.12 VH
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Never say Nevers
As Nevers, own the entire France region as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Nevers Nevers
  • Yes Is Flag of Nevers Nevers
  • Core Icon.png Own and have cores on every province in the France region.
Forming Flag of France France or another country will prevent the achievement. 1.26 VH
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Norwegian Wood
Own or have a subject own all naval supplies provinces as Norway.
Yes Playing as Flag of Norway Norway Naval supplies.png All provinces with naval supplies are owned by Flag of Norway Norway or its direct subjects, but no tributary states. Note that the achievement cannot be completed if you form any other nation. 1.1 VH
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Rags and Riches
Have the highest income in the world while neither owning nor starting with a province with a development level higher than 10.
  • No No owned province has more than Development.png 10 development at the start of the game
  • No No owned province has more than Development.png 10 development
  • No No other country has a higher income than this country
1.14 VH
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Raja of the Rajput Reich
Conquer all of Germany as Nagaur.
Yes Playing as Flag of Nagaur Nagaur
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Forming other nations won't prevent getting the achievement, that includes Flag of Mughals Mughals, Flag of Hindustan Hindustan, and Flag of Delhi Delhi. 1.9 VH
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Saladin's Legacy
Playing as Hisn Kayfa, reforge the Ayyubid Empire.
Yes Playing as Flag of Hisn Kayfa Hisn Kayfa Province icon.png Own the following provinces:
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1.23 VH
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Shahanshah
Start as Ardabil and form Persia.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ardabil Ardabil 1.8 VH
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Spanish Fly
Starting as Offaly, secure a Personal Union over an Iberian nation.

Yes Playing as Flag of Offaly Offaly

Personal union.png Lead a personal union over a country whose capital is located in Iberia.

Forming Ireland or another country will prevent the achievement. Take a single Spanish province with a core of another tag and release that tag as a vassal. Place dynasty member on throne Common Sense.png and annex the vassal. Return their core via the province screen to release them as an independent nation with your dynasty ruling. Claim their throne, immediately declare with restoration of union CB and enforce union for the achievement. 1.28 VH
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Sunset Invasion
Own and have cores on Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, London, Amsterdam and Rome as the Aztecs.
Yes Playing as Flag of Aztec Aztec Province icon.png Own and core the provinces of Lisboa, Madrid, Paris, London, Holland, and Roma.
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1.2 VH
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The Buddhists Strike Back
As Kotte or Kandy, own all of India and convert it to Theravada Buddhism.
Yes Playing as either: 1.12 VH
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As Fezzan, control at least 90% of the trade power in Tunis, Katsina, Safi and Timbuktu.
Yes Playing as Flag of Fezzan Fezzan Trade power.png Have at least 90% trade power in Katsina, Safi, Timbuktu and Tunis trade nodes 1.16 VH
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The First Toungoo Empire
As Taungu, unite the Burman culture group by 1500.
Yes Playing as Flag of Taungu Taungu
  • Yes The year is before 1500
  • Yes Is Flag of Taungu Taungu
  • Culture icon.png All provinces in the Burman culture group are owned by Flag of Taungu Taungu
Notice that it is required to control all of the Burman culture group, not only the Burman culture. 1.20 VH
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As the Mongol Khanate or the Great Horde, own or have a subject own the Chinese, Russian and Persian regions.
Yes Playing as either: Yes Own or vassalize all provinces in the China subcontinent, the Persia subcontinent, and the Pontic Steppe, Russia, and Ural regions.
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Provinces owned by vassals and other non-tributary subjects of the player's country will count for the achievement. Forming Flag of Golden Horde Golden Horde, Flag of Mongol Empire Mongol Empire, or Flag of Yuan Yuan does not prevent the player from getting the achievement. 1.6 VH
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The Pheasant Strut
As Ghorka form Nepal and defeat Prussia with at least 100,000 Prussian casualties in a war (both have to be primary targets of war).
Yes Playing as Flag of Gorkha Gorkha
  • Yes Is Flag of Nepal Nepal
  • Yes Have at least 100,000 casualties from winning wars against Flag of Prussia Prussia with both as primary participants
Flag of Brandenburg Brandenburg or Flag of Teutonic Order Teutonic Order can form Prussia even when subjects, though they'll still need to be Protestant or Reformed. If Prussia doesn't form naturally, you can create them by vassalizing one of the above tags and giving them the required provinces, helping them grow large enough to field a lot of troops and declaring war on them once they form Prussia. 1.26 VH
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The Re-Reconquista
As Granada, form Andalusia and reconquer all of Iberia.
Yes Playing as Flag of Granada Granada 1.4 VH
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The Third Way
Start as an Ibadi nation and eliminate all rival schools of Islam (do not convert to another religion).
Tolerance own.png Religion is Ibadi Islam Ibadi Possible starts are Flag of Mzab Mzab, Flag of Oman Oman, and Flag of Pate Pate. Uncolonized provinces with Muslim religion (south of Morocco, Tunis and Ethiopia) must also be colonized and converted to Ibadi. 1.14 VH
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This is Persia!
Form Persia and own Egypt, Anatolia and Greece as core provinces.
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Flag of Persia Persia can be formed by a nation whose primary culture is in the Iranian culture group or by Flag of Aq Qoyunlu Aq Qoyunlu. Starting as Flag of Aq Qoyunlu Aq Qoyunlu, a player can ally the Flag of Mamluks Mamluks and attack the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans early on in the game to remove the greatest threat in the region and to expand west across Anatolia and into Greece. The Flag of Timurids Timurids will usually (although not always) implode leaving behind weaker Iranian nations opening the way for expansion east to get the provinces required to form Persia. Then all that remains is to break the alliance with the Flag of Mamluks Mamluks and conquer Egypt. 1.10 VH
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We bled for this
Win a war with at least one million dead on both sides.
Yes Won a war with over 1 million casualties on both sides.
  • Both sides each need to have at least 1 million casualties from battles (attrition does not count) in the war details screen when the war leader is peaced out. Allies and enemies that are peaced out before the war leader do not contribute their casualties.
  • League Wars (requires Art of War.png) can be a good time to get this achievement if you are the war leader. Protect your allies and don't separate peace countries. Alternatively, you can trigger a big war in the late 1700s after you get strong. Regardless, be prepared to buy down war exhaustion as the war will almost certainly last way longer than it should.
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1.18 VH
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Where the heart is
As Dahomey, force all non-Fetishist nations out of Niger and Sahel by 1500.
Yes Playing as Flag of Dahomey Dahomey
  • Yes The year is before 1500
  • Province icon.png All colonised provinces in the Niger and Sahel regions are owned by a Fetishist Fetishist nation.
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  • The owner must be Fetishist, not the province. Possible to do by feeding lots of land to a Sunni vassal and then enforcing religion.
1.20 VH
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Why is the Rûm gone!?
As Asturias, establish an Order in Rum.
  • Yes Is Flag of Asturias Asturias
  • Province icon.png Own and have a Holy Order established in the Rum area

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1.28 VH
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World Conqueror
Own or have a subject own the entire world.

No Not using a random New World.

The only existing countries are the player's country and its direct subjects, but no tributary states.

Enacting the last imperial reform "Renovatio Imperii" makes you inherit all imperial princes. A country belongs to HRE if its capital does, so you can create 1 province client states on HRE lands and feed them with asian and african provinces. After enacting the last reform you will get those provinces for no monarch points.

1.1 VH
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Eat your Greens
Control all Grasslands in Asia as Kale before the age of Absolutism.

Yes Playing as Flag of Kale Kale

  • No It is not the Age of Absolutism.png Age of Absolutism or the Age of Revolutions.png Age of Revolutions
  • Province icon.png Every province in Asia with Grasslands terrain is owned by the country or a subject other than a tributary
1.26 I
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One Faith!
Have all non-wasteland land provinces in the world be of your religion.
No No colonized non-wasteland province has a different religion than this country. Using the random new world will drastically reduce the number of provinces, especially inland ones, making this easier than with the true new world. Uncolonized provinces may still be of a different religion. 1.14 I
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The Three Mountains
Own or have a subject own the entire world as Ryukyu.
1.1 I
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True Heir of Timur
Starting as a Timurid subject, form the Mughals and conquer India by 1550.
  • Yes Is Flag of Mughals Mughals
  • Time Icon.png The year is before 1550
  • Province icon.png Every province in India superregion is owned by the country or a subject other than a tributary
1.26 I
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Easy A Protected Market Abu Bakr II’s Ambition Aggressive Expander At every continent Black Jack Disciples of Enlightenment Electable! Kow-Tow On the Edge of Madness One King to Rule! One Night in Paris Royal Authority Strait Talk The White Company Trade Hegemon Voting Streak
Medium Core-fu For Odin! Lessons of Hemmingstedt Neither Holy, Nor German Rekindling the Flames The Bohemians The Burgundian Conquest The Uncommonwealth Victorian Three
Hard Anglophile Back to the Piast Baltic Crusader Dar al-Islam Holy Trinity Kinslayer Lucky Lucca Prester John Terra Mariana The Sun Never Sets on the Indian Empire
Very hard A Sun God Albania or Iberia Big Blue Blob Foremost Servitor of Jagannath The Fezzan Corridors The Great Khan
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