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This is a list of all Msg event.pngevents for Flag of Austria Austria.[1]

Major flavor events[edit]

id

Msg event.pngThe Imperial Parliament at Augsburg

A temporary doctrinal agreement was proclaimed in May 1548 between German Catholics and Protestants and became imperial law on June 30, 1548. It was prepared and accepted at the insistence of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, who hoped to establish temporary religious unity in Germany until differences could be worked out in a general council of the Catholic Church. The Augsburg Interim primarily reflected a Catholic viewpoint. It did, however, allow clerical marriage and communion in both kinds (bread and wine) for the laity. Several Protestant electors objected to the Catholic emphasis of the Augsburg Interim and refused to abide by it. Charles attempted to force its acceptance, an action that led the Protestants to adopt the Leipzig Interim, which upheld Protestant doctrines, at a subsequent Diet. Neither interim was fully accepted so a German religious settlement was not brought about until the Peace of Augsburg in 1555.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1550, but before 1650.
The HRE has ProtestantismProtestant and CatholicismCatholic members.

Mean time to happen

600 months

Modifiers

Austria is CatholicismCatholic: ×0.75


Event button 547.png
Find a middle ground

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Prestige.png20 prestige.

Every country in the HRE:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Favors Religious Compromise” towards Austria for 50 years, worth Opinion.png −10 opinion.
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Support Catholics

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Papal influence.png25 papal influence.

Every CatholicismCatholic country in the HRE:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Favors Catholics” towards Austria for 50 years, worth Opinion.png +10 opinion.

Every ProtestantismProtestant country in the HRE:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Favors Catholics” towards Austria for 50 years, worth Opinion.png −25 opinion.
Event button 547.png
Support Protestants

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • losesPapal influence.png50 papal influence.

Every ProtestantismProtestant country in the HRE:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Favors Protestants” towards Austria for 50 years, worth Opinion.png +10 opinion.

Every CatholicismCatholic country in the HRE:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Favors Protestants” towards Austria for 50 years, worth Opinion.png −25 opinion.
id

Msg event.pngThe Royal Letter of Bohemia

Pressed by the Estates of Bohemia and fearing the increasing power of his brother Ferdinand, Emperor Rudolf issued the Royal Letter of Bohemia. The letter gave religious freedom for all Protestants in Bohemia and the later recall of the letter would be one of the causes for the Thirty Years War.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1600, but before 1650.

Mean time to happen

100 months

Modifiers

Austria has a ruler of the “von Habsburgdynasty: ×0.75


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Issue it

Flag of Bohemia Bohemia gets the opinion modifier “Royal Letter of Bohemia” towards Austria for 25 years, worth Opinion.png +50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.

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Do not issue it

Flag of Bohemia Bohemia gets the opinion modifier “Refused Royal Letter of Bohemia” towards Austria for 50 years, worth Opinion.png −100 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.

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Msg event.pngThe Defenestration of Prague

The revolt began in Prague in May, 1618, after the royal letter of Bohemia had been recalled. Two royal officers and their secretary were hurled from a window by Protestant members of the Bohemian diet - the so-called Defenestration of Prague. Ferdinand was declared deposed and the Bohemian throne was offered to Frederick V, the elector palatine.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

One of the following is true:

It is at least 1600, but before 1650.

Mean time to happen

100 months

Modifiers

Austria:


Event button 547.png
Not good at all

If Flag of Austria Austria leads a personal union with Flag of Bohemia Bohemia:

  • then Bohemia will no longer be in union with Austria,
  • else if Austria owns ProtestantismProtestant Prague (266)
    • then Separatist rebels.png (size 3) Separatists friendly to Bohemia rise up in revolt in Prague (266).
id

Msg event.pngPeasant Revolt in Austria

The 1620s were characterized by long and cold winters, late springs and cold and wet summers, leading to crop-failure and sharp increases in grain prices. Into this atmosphere of enhanced tension broke a climatic event of unusual severity. In 1626, during the last week of May, in the middle of the vegetation period, winter returned. The temperature fell so that lakes and rivers froze and trees shed their leaves. The unexpected return of winter caused panic and anxiety among the peasants who could not remember ever experiencing such destruction of their fields. This event, combined with the brutal persecution of Protestants, led the mainly Protestant peasants of Upper Austria, pledged to Bavaria, to revolt. The peasants were defeated after heavy fighting, and in 1628 the country passed into the hands of the emperor again.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of Austria Austria.
  • has a stability of less than 3.

It is at least 1600, but before 1650.

Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
They must be crushed

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Icon stability.png1 stability

Anti tax rebels.png Peasants (size 3) rise up in revolt in a random province of Austria.

id

Msg event.pngNoble Revolt in Hungary

As struggles came and went the ruling family of Hungary, the Habsburgs, had established the following pattern in treating their nobility. During times of foreign war, nobles were granted rights which the crown then tried to recall as soon as peace came. This, naturally, often triggered revolts. Following this pattern, taxes and military drafts were imposed upon the nobles after Hungary's decisive victory over the Turks in 1699. But, when Austria went to war with France in 1703, the nobles revolted once again, and forced the Emperor Charles V to restore the old system of noble privileges, in the Peace of Szatmar of 1711.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

Mean time to happen

250 months


Event button 547.png
They should learn their place

Every province of Austria in Transdanubia, Northern Transylvania, Southern Transylvania, Alföld or Slovakia:

  • gains Local unrest.png 5 local unrest.

Noble rebels.png Noble rebels (size 3) rise up in revolt in a random province of Austria in Transdanubia, Northern Transylvania, Southern Transylvania, Alföld or Slovakia with a development of at least 10.

Event button 547.png
Give more concessions

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Administrative power.png 100 aministrative power.
  • loses Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power.
  • loses Military power.png 100 military power.

Every province of Austria in Transdanubia, Northern Transylvania, Southern Transylvania, Alföld or Slovakia that is not the capital:

  • gains Local autonomy.png 50 local autonomy.
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Msg event.pngThe Purge of the Archbishop of Salzburg

In 1731 the Archbishop of Salzburg purged his lands from Protestants. The Protestants had grown in number over the years and the Archbishop had started to feel his powers threatened by their existence. More than 26000 ethnic German Protestants fled for their lives. 17000 of them were welcomed in Prussia in 1732 and most of them settled in East Prussia. Several Protestant countries started nation-wide collections to help the fugitives.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of Austria Austria.
  • is Catholicism Catholic.
  • owns Salzburg (76) which:
    • is Catholicism Catholic.

Flag of Salzburg Salzburg:

  • does not exist.

It is at least 1700.

Mean time to happen

100


Event button 547.png
Let the Archbishop Purge the Protestants
If Flag of Austria Austria has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.

Salzburg (76):

  • loses Tax Base Icon.png2 base tax.
Event button 547.png
Stop the Archbishop's Purge

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Icon stability.png1 stability.
id

Msg event.pngWenzel Anton Kaunitz

Wenzel Anton, Earl and then Prince of Rittberg-Kaunitz (1711-1794) was a noble from Bohemia. Impregnated of the culture of the Enlightenment, a devoted civil servant, he always had the full confidence and support from Empress Maria-Theresa. After a diplomatic career, he became Chancellor of Austria in 1753, till 1792. A partisan of alliance shifts, he worked out the closer ties with France that led to the Seven Years War, but also managed to renew with Frederick II of Prussia in time to be part of the first partition of Poland.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1741 but before 1794.

Mean time to happen

300 months


Event button 547.png
An Excellent Minister!

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Administrative power.png 100 aministrative power.
  • gains Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power.
  • gains Military power.png 100 military power.
  • gains Innovativeness.png 1 innovativeness.

If Flag of Austria Austria has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

  • then Austria gains 15 government reform progress.
id

Msg event.pngMetternich

Metternich began his state career in 1797 as representative of the Westphalian College of counts at the Congress of Rastatt, but in less than a decade, he had managed to become ambassador of Saxony and Preussen as well as the Austrian representative in France. His career primed in 1809 when he was assigned the post as minister of Austrian foreign affairs. Until 1813 Metternich will pursue a policy of acquiescence to French supremacy. A policy which ends with the creation of the Quadruple Alliance, the war against France, and the allied victory the very same year. The following 35 years have been called the Age of Metternich for during this time he was the chief arbiter of Europe. The Metternich system depended upon political and religious censorship, espionage, and the suppression of revolutionary and nationalist movements. This system holds part of the blame for the revolutions of 1848.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1803.

Mean time to happen

50 months


Event button 547.png
An Excellent Minister!

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Administrative power.png 100 aministrative power.
  • gains Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power.
  • gains Military power.png 100 military power.

If Flag of Austria Austria has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

  • then Austria gains 15 government reform progress.
id

Msg event.pngThe Protestant Rebellion in Hungary

Religious antagonism played an important part when war between the empire and the Turks broke out again in 1591. In the so-called Long War, imperial troops entered Transylvania, and their commander, George Basta, behaved there and in northern Hungary with such insane cruelty toward the Hungarian Protestants that a Transylvanian general, István Bocskay, formerly a Habsburg supporter, revolted. His army of wild hajduks drove out Basta, and in June 1606 Bocskay concluded with Rudolf the Peace of Vienna, which left him prince of an enlarged Transylvania and also guaranteed the rights of the Protestants of Royal Hungary.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

Flag of Hungary Hungary does not exist.

Mean time to happen

500 months


Event button 547.png
Crush the Heretics

Separatist rebels.png Separatists (size 3) led by “István Bocskay” friendly to Hungary rise up in revolt in a Protestantism Protestant province of Austria in Carpathia, but not in Wallachia or Moldavia.
Separatist rebels.png Separatists (size 2) friendly to Hungary rise up in revolt in a Protestantism Protestant province of Austria in Carpathia, but not in Wallachia or Moldavia.

Event button 547.png
Give concessions

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Administrative power.png 100 aministrative power.
  • loses Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power.
  • loses Military power.png 100 military power.
  • loses Icon legitimacy monarchy.png 25 legitimacy.
id

Msg event.pngThe Enlightened Reforms of Joseph II

Joseph II, 1741-90, Holy Roman Emperor (1765-90), King of Bohemia and Hungary (1780-90). After his father's death in 1765, Joseph acted as emperor and co-regent with his mother but had little real influence. Resenting this fact, he took to traveling until his mother's death in 1780. He then began reforms largely based on his own philosophy and principles, rather than those originating in the Enlightenment. These reforms consisted of nothing less than the abolition of hereditary and ecclesiastic privileges as well as the creation of a civil service based on merit and loyalty rather than birth.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1750, but before 1800.

Mean time to happen

200 months


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Reforms of Enlightenment

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Administrative power.png 100 aministrative power.
  • gains Diplomatic power.png 100 diplomatic power.
  • gains Military power.png 100 military power.
  • gains Innovativeness.png 3 innovativeness.

If Flag of Austria Austria has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

  • then Austria gains 15 government reform progress.
id

Msg event.pngReichshofrat

The Reichshofrat was instituted by Maximilian I in 1497 and consisted of 21 advisors appointed by the emperor, with the exception of the vice-chancellor who was appointed by the Elector of Mainz. It was done to rival the Imperial Chamber Court which the Imperial Diet had forced upon him earlier. Six of the councilors were Protestants and a unanimous vote by them was effectively a veto.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1480.

Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
Create this new council

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Icon stability.png1 stability.
  • gets the modifier “Reichshofrat” for the rest of the campaign, giving the following effects:
    • Idea cost.png −5% idea cost,
    • Diplomatic reputation.png +1 diplomatic reputation.

If Flag of Austria Austria has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

  • then Austria gains 15 government reform progress.
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Let the Nobility run these mundane things
If Flag of Austria Austria has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
id

Msg event.pngThe Chastening of Hungary

The Turkish occupation of central Hungary remained a volatile issue, for every Hungarian resented the Habsburgs' policy of leaving the Turks unmolested while pursuing ambitious objectives in the west. Emperor Leopold sent a force against the Turks - but, although the Austrian general Raimondo Montecuccoli defeated the Turks at Szentgotthárd on Aug. 1, 1664, the subsequent Peace of Vasvár recognized all the sultan's gains. After that even the highest magnates of Royal Hungary plotted to expel the Habsburgs with Turkish and French help.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

The Flag of Ottomans Ottomans:

  • own a province in Transdanubia or Alföld.

Flag of Hungary Hungary does not exist.

Mean time to happen

500 months


Event button 547.png
Centralized Administration from our capital
  • Wien (134) gains Tax Base Icon.png 2 base tax.
  • Flag of Austria Austria loses Icon stability.png1 stability.
  • Every province of Austria in Transdanubia and Alföld gains Local unrest.png10 local unrest.
  • Separatist rebels.png Serparatists (size 3) rise up in revolt in a random province of Austria in Transdanubia or Alföld.
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Decentralized Hungarian Noble Council
If Flag of Austria Austria has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.

Every province of Austria in Transdanubia and Alföld:

Flag of Austria Austria releases Flag of Hungary Hungary as Vassal.png vassal.

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Msg event.pngThe Insurrection of Duke Imre Thököly

A young Transylvanian, Imre Thököly, led a revolt that forced Leopold in 1681 to restore the constitution and revoke many of his harshest measures. Encouraged by Thököly's successes against the empire, the Ottoman Empire sent into Hungary a vast army that in 1683 reached the walls of Vienna.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

Flag of Hungary Hungary does not exist.
It is at least 1650, but before 1700.

Mean time to happen

240 months


Event button 547.png
Stop the Movement for Independence

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Icon stability.png1 stability.

Every province of Austria in Carpathia, but not in Wallachia or Moldavia:

Every province of Austria in Carpathia, but not in Wallachia, Moldavia, Northern Transylvania or Southern Transylvania:

  • changes its Culture icon.png culture to Hungarian.

Separatist rebels.png Serparatists (size 3) friendly to Hungary led by “Imre Thököly” rise up in revolt in a random province of Austria in Carpathia, but not in Wallachia or Moldavia.
Separatist rebels.png Serparatists (size 1) friendly to Hungary rise up in revolt in another random province of Austria in Carpathia, but not in Wallachia or Moldavia.

id

Msg event.pngThe Reform of the Bureaucracy

Maria Theresa determined from the outset of her reign that the Habsburg monarchy would never again be perceived as too weak to defend itself. Consequently, even while the war was under way she had been studying reforms, and when it ended she immediately began implementing them. First and foremost was the reform of the army. Maria Theresa realized, however, that no military reform would be effective without financial reform and in this area, advised by the brilliant Friedrich Wilhelm, Count von Haugwitz, she achieved her perhaps greatest accomplishments. Following the military and financial reforms other changes came, generally in administrative matters. Although these reforms were subjected too many modifications and changes throughout Maria Theresa's reign and after, the result was a government far more centralized than it had ever been before.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1750.

Mean time to happen

60 months


Event button 547.png
Reform

Flag of Austria Austria gets the modifier “Reform of the Bureaucracy” for 20 years, giving the following effects:

  • Advisor cost.png −10% advisor cost,
  • Idea cost.png −10% idea cost,
  • Technology cost.png −10% technology cost.

If Flag of Austria Austria has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

  • then Austria gains 15 government reform progress.
Event button 547.png
Let it be

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Icon stability.png2 stability.
  • gains Income.png 0.5 yearly income.
id

Msg event.pngThe Reactionary Reforms of 1789

Joseph II was a controversial ruler. He began his reign with liberal reforms like the Edict of Toleration, which gave Lutherans, Calvinists, and Orthodox near equality with Roman Catholics. He also abolished serfdom and (temporarily) eased up on official censorship. However, Joseph was also an extreme centralist. In 1784 he informed the Hungarian government that its official language, Latin, was really not effective for modern government and would be changed to German. To add to their horror, Joseph refused to submit to a coronation in Hungary lest he have to swear to uphold laws that he did not wish to, and then he had the sacred crown of the kingdom moved to Vienna. In March 1787 Joseph swept away the constitution of the Austrian Netherlands and announced that from then on it would be ruled according to absolutist principles. Resistance simmered in the Austrian Netherlands until 1789 when it boiled over into open revolt. By that time there also were rumors of reb...
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1790

Mean time to happen

150 months


Event button 547.png
React against Revolutionary Tendencies!

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gain Administrative power.png 200 administrative power.

Separatist rebels.png Separatists (size 1) rise up in revolt in 5 diffrent random provinces of Austria that:

Event button 547.png
Appease them

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Administrative power.png 200 administrative power.
  • loses Diplomatic power.png 200 diplomatic power.
  • loses Military power.png 200 military power.

Flavor events[edit]

id

Msg event.pngThe Golden Roof

The Golden Roof was a three-story balcony that was added to the Neuhof building in central Innsbruck by Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg at the turn of the 16th century. The roof of the balcony was decorated with 2657 fire-gilded copper tiles and was built in honor of Maximilian's second marriage to Bianca Sforza of Milan, but also to symbolize his wealth and power.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1480, but before 1530.

Mean time to happen

100 months

Modifiers

Austria has a ruler of the “von Habsburgdynasty: ×0.75


Event button 547.png
This will show the glory of our dynasty

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.
id

Msg event.pngThe Triumphal Procession

In 1512 emperor Maximilian commissioned a woodcut print called the Triumphal Procession which was to reflect magnificence of the Emperor. It was designed to decorate the walls of city halls and palaces. When Maximilian died in 1519 the woodcut was still unfinished. With more than 130 wood blocks and measuring over fifty meters, it is one of the world's largest prints ever produced.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1500, but before 1550.

Mean time to happen

100 months

Modifiers

Austria has a ruler of the “von Habsburgdynasty: ×0.75


Event button 547.png
Glory for the Emperor!

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Gold Icon.png0.25 yearly income.
  • gets the modifier “The Triumphal Procession” until the ruler changes, giving the following effect:
    • Prestige.png +1 yearly prestige.
Event button 547.png
It's too costly

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Prestige.png10 prestige.
id

Msg event.pngStyrian Nobles' Revolt

The nobility of Styria rose against Emperor Frederick III in 1467. Supported by the King of Hungary, Matthias Corvinus, the rebels attacked the city of Marburg and later threatened the Styrian capital of Graz. The revolt ended in 1471 after the leader of the rebellion, Andreas Baumkircher, was arrested and executed.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1450, but before 1550.

Mean time to happen

500 months


Event button 547.png
Crush the Rebellion!

Graz (1863) becomes a core province of Flag of Styria Styria.
Separatist rebels.png Separatists{ (size 2) friendly tu Styria rise up in revolt in Graz (1863).

id

Msg event.pngThe Meteorite of Ensisheim

On November 7, 1492, a meteorite weighing 127 kilograms fell in a field outside the town of Ensisheim in Alsace, Further Austria. When villagers tried to remove parts of the meteorite, a local magistrate interfered in order to preserve it for Maximilian, the future Emperor. He declared it to be a wonder of God, and after removing two small pieces for himself and Archduke Sigismund of Austria, he returned the meteorite to the city to be preserved in the parish church.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1450, but before 1550.

Mean time to happen

500 months


Event button 547.png
A true wonder!

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Prestige.png25 prestige.
If Flag of Austria Austria has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
id

Msg event.pngThe Habsburg Dynasty

The powerful House of Habsburg has been around since the 12th century and came to rule Austria in 1278 when Emperor Rudolph I became the duchy's sovereign ruler. The dynasty was presumed to have died out but it now seems that there still exists a member, although their claim to the throne is considered weak. Since [Root.Monarch.GetName] currently lacks an heir, should we perhaps acknowledge this Habsburg as a legitimate heir?
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of Austria Austria.
  • is a monarchy.
  • uses heir mechanics.
  • does not have an heir.
  • is not ruled by “von Habsburg” dynasty.
  • is not a subject other than a tributary.
  • did not have this event and chosen the option “[Root.Monarch.Dynasty.GetName] shall continue to rule!” during the reign of the current ruler.
Mean time to happen

24 months


Event button 547.png
[Root.Monarch.Dynasty.GetName] shall continue to rule!

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Icon legitimacy monarchy.png1 legitimacy.
  • loses Prestige.png10 prestige.
Event button 547.png
The House of Habsburg dynasty must return!

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Icon legitimacy monarchy.png50 legitimacy.
  • gets an heir of the “von Habsburg” dynasty with a strong claim (80), which:
    • is male in 90% of the cases
    • has the following skills:
      • Administrative power.png5/Diplomatic power.png1/Military power.png1 - 40% chance
      • Administrative power.png1/Diplomatic power.png5/Military power.png1 - 40% chance
      • Administrative power.png1/Diplomatic power.png1/Military power.png5 - 20% chance

Minor flavor events[edit]

id

Msg event.pngLudwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a universal genius widely regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived. He dominated a period of musical history as no one else before or since. Rooted in the Classical traditions of Haydn and Mozart his art reaches out to encompass the new spirit of humanism expressed in the works of Goethe and Schiller, his elder contemporaries in the world of literature, and above all in the ideals of the French Revolution with its passionate concern for the freedom and dignity of the individual.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1790, but before 1821.

Mean time to happen

50 months


Event button 547.png
Excellent

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Administrative power.png100 administrative power.
  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.
id

Msg event.pngWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart is widely recognized as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. With Haydn and Beethoven he brought to its height the achievement of the Viennese Classical school. Unlike any other composer in musical history he wrote in all the musical genres of his day and excelled in all of them. His taste, his command of form and his range of expression entitle him to be considered the most universal of all composers.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1774, but before 1791.

Mean time to happen

50 months


Event button 547.png
Excellent

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Diplomatic power.png100 diplomatic power.
  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.
  • gains Innovativeness.png1 innovativeness.

Italian Wars events[edit]

id

Msg event.pngThe Italian Wars

The Italian Wars were a series of wars between 1494 and 1559 that involved most Italian city-states, the Papal State and drew in major powers like France, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire. The earlier War of Lombardy against the Republic of Venice had left the Duchy of Milan seeking an ally and turned to Charles VIII of France for help. Using the House of Valois' old claim to the throne of Naples as a pretext when Ferdinand I of Naples died, Charles invaded the peninsula in 1494. With his army followed a large and mobile siege train that battered down the medieval city walls in a matter of days - triggering the reforms that led to the fortification style called 'Trace Italienne.' Despite tactical victories in the field, Charles became cut off from France and was forced to return home in 1498. The conflict over Italy was, however, far from over and the wars between Spain and France would go on for another 61 years.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

At least 1 province in Italy (region):

  • is part of the HRE.

It is at least 1490, but is before 1590.

Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
Claim all French land in Italy!

Flag of Austria Austria:

Flag of France France:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Claimed Italy” towards Flag of Austria Austria for 75 years, worth Opinion.png −75 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
  • (hidden)
    gets the Msg event.png event ‘The Italian Wars (2)’ after 10 days.
Event button 547.png
Italy lies outside our sphere of interest

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Prestige.png10 prestige.
id

Msg event.pngThe Italian Wars (2)

The Italian Wars were a series of wars between 1494 and 1559 that involved most Italian city-states, the Papal State and drew in major powers like France, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire. The earlier War of Lombardy against the Republic of Venice had left the Duchy of Milan seeking an ally and turned to Charles VIII of France for help. Using the House of Valois' old claim to the throne of Naples as a pretext when Ferdinand I of Naples died, Charles invaded the peninsula in 1494. Despite tactical victories in the field, Charles became cut off from France and was forced to return home in 1498. The conflict over Italy was, however, far from over and the wars between Spain and France would go on for another 61 years.

[From.GetName] has now claimed all our provinces in Italy!

 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the Msg event.png event ‘The Italian Wars’.


Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Flag of Austria Austria owns at least 1 province in Italy (region):

Event button 547.png
Then counter-claim all [From.GetAdjective] provinces!

Flag of France France:


Event trigger.pngAlways enabled:

Event button 547.png
We should back down in Italy

Flag of France France:

  • loses Prestige.png10 prestige.

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Flag of Austria Austria does not own a province in Italy (region):

Event button 547.png
If it's war they want...

Flag of France France:

  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Claimed Italy” towards Flag of France France for 75 years, worth Opinion.png −75 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
id

Msg event.pngThe Italian Wars (3)

Our move to claim all [From.GetAdjective] provinces in Italy has met with a response from [From.GetName]. They have now claimed all of our provinces in Italy!
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the Msg event.png event ‘The Italian Wars (2)’.


Event button 547.png
How dare they?! Italy is ours!

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Claimed Italy” towards Flag of France France for 75 years, worth Opinion.png −75 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.

Other flavor events[edit]

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Msg event.pngGerman Settlement of Hungary

The largest wave of germans immigrating into Hungary occurred due to a deliberate settlement policy of the Habsburg government, after the Ottoman Empire has been forced away from Hungarian lands. Between 1711 and 1780, German-speaking settlers from Southern Germany, Austria, and Saxony immigrated to the Southwest of Hungary. This influx of immigrants helped to bring economic recovery and cultural distinction to these regions. At the end of the 18th century, the Kingdom of Hungary contained over one million German-speaking residents. During this time, a flourishing German-speaking culture could be found in the kingdom, with German-language literary works, newspapers, and magazines being produced.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of Austria Austria.
  • owns Pest (153), Békés (155) and Somogy (1864).

Flag of Hungary Hungary does not exist.
TheFlag of Ottomans Ottomans:

It is at least 1700.

Mean time to happen

100 months


Event button 547.png
Encourage it!

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • lose Diplomatic power.png100 diplomatic power.

Pest (153), Békés (155) and Somogy (1864):

  • gain Tax Base Icon.png2 base tax.
Event button 547.png
Discourage the Settlements
If Flag of Austria Austria has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
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Msg event.pngSchwaz Silver Mine

While new deposits of silver had been found in the Schwaz mining district by the early 15th century production have not begun to pick up until now. Greater and greater quantities are being taken out of the mines and with the annual extraction reaching 11 tonnes the area has gained a reputation as the biggest silver mine in Europe.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • owns Tirol (73) which:
    • does not have the permanent province modifier “Schwaz Mine”[2].

It is at least 1460, but before 1480.

Mean time to happen

60 months


Event button 547.png
Great!

Tirol (73):

  • gets the permanent province modifier “Schwaz Mine”, giving the following effect:
    • Local goods produced 1 local goods produced.
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Msg event.pngGenerallandtag

The lands ruled by $MONARCHTITLE$ $MONARCH$ are diverse and many follow different laws and rules. A major step towards a centralized state was taken today as the first all-Austrian diet convened. While the Diet itself didn't achieve a great deal it nonetheless marks a major breakthrough on the way towards a unified Austrian country.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1480, but before 1530.

Mean time to happen

150 months


Event button 547.png
Great!

Flag of Austria Austria gets the modifier “Centralization of Austria” until the ruler changes, giving the following effect:

  • Autonomy.png −0.02 monthly autonomy change.

If Flag of Austria Austria has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

  • then Austria gains 15 government reform progress.
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Msg event.pngPlague in Vienna

A city as important and well connected as Vienna will always be vulnerable to epidemics and has seen many of them come and go through the centuries. The plague outbreak of $YEAR$ is, however, something quite out of the ordinary. The disease has struck our city very hard and some say a third of the population is now dead or dying. As the people in other European cities brace themselves for the inevitable spread the term 'Viennese Death' has become firmly rooted abroad. As he flees the city $MONARCHTITLE$ $MONARCH$ vows to construct a Mercy Column when the city is finally free of this pestilence.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1575, but before 1620.

Mean time to happen

135 months


Event button 547.png
Oh du lieber Augustin!

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses Icon stability.png1 stability.

Wien (134):

  • gets the modifier “Plague of Vienna” for 2 years, giving the following effects:
    • Local manpower modifier.png −50% local manpower modifier,
    • Local tax modifier.png −50% local tax modifier,
    • Local goods produced −0.5 local goods produced,
    • Local unrest.png −3 local unrest.
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Msg event.pngThe Pestsäule of Vienna.

Finally free of the plague the time has come for our $MONARCHTITLE$ to make good on his pledge to erect a Mercy Column. The only real choice we have is what the column should look like. As a symbol of a fresh start architects have suggested we make the column as modern as possible, a high baroque monument. Others, however, feel that the only proper way to mourn the dead is a more restrained, conservative column without pretentions to be on the forefront of Architectural style.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of Austria Austria.
  • had the Msg event.png event ‘Plague in Vienna’.
  • owns Wien (134), that:
    • does not have the modifier “Plague of Vienna”.
Mean time to happen

6 months


Event button 547.png
Let us build a Grand Column.

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Prestige.png30 prestige.
  • gains Icon legitimacy monarchy.png15 legitimacy.
Event button 547.png
Let us be conservative.
If Flag of Austria Austria has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
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Msg event.pngGeheime Kabinettskanzlei

Rather than relying on single individuals states are now increasingly relying on institutions to carry out their espionage. All over Europe Black Chambers, tasked with the procurement, opening and decrypting of foreign as well as domestic correspondence have quietly been created.
The one in Vienna, the Geheime Kabinettskanzlei, is, however, something out of the ordinary. By those in the know the Viennese Black Chamber is famed for the speed with which it regularly opens, copies and then decrypts and translates all mail it can get its hands on.

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1670, but before 1700.

Mean time to happen

90 months


Event button 547.png
Ok.

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Prestige.png5 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Geheime Kabinettskanzlei” for the rest of the campaign, giving the following effects:
    • Spy network construction.png +10% spy network construction,
    • Foreign spy detection.png +10% foreign spy detection.
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Msg event.pngMelchior Klesl

Himself the son of Protestant parents, Melchior Klesl seems to have an impressive ability to sway Protestant converts back to the Holy Catholic Church. Wherever Klesl is sent the Reformation retreats and Klesl will move on to a new city of Protestant converts to recatholize. Klesl seems intent to make the Counter-Reformation his life's work and will continue even at the risk of his own safety.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1670, but before 1700.

Mean time to happen

90 months


Event button 547.png
We have need of this man on the privy council.

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gets the modifier “Melchior Klesl” until the ruler changes, giving the following effects:
    • Missionary strength.png +1% missionary strength,
    • Missionaries.png 1 missionary.

If Flag of Austria Austria has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

  • then Austria gains 15 government reform progress.
Event button 547.png
That is great to hear, we must not keep him from his work.
If Flag of Austria Austria has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Icon stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.
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Msg event.pngThe Mühlviertel Textile Production

Textiles have always been produced in Upper Austria though perhaps not on a very large scale. The output has, however, been sufficient to cover the need of the region itself and among the population skilled weavers can be found. Foreign investors now consider this area as ripe for investment and North German merchants believe that the region could grow even richer if textile production was promoted more through a putting-out system.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1650, but before 1700.

Mean time to happen

150 months


Event button 547.png
Allow the investors to proceed.

Linz (133):

  • becomes a Cloth.pngcloth producing province.
  • gains Production.png2 base production.
Event button 547.png
No the peasants should not be preoccupied with such things.

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gains Prestige.png5 prestige.
  • gains Icon legitimacy monarchy.png5 legitimacy.
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Msg event.pngThe Ostende Company

The riches of the East Indies seem to be without end and the Dutch and English are growing richer and richer by simply bringing Chinese and Indian goods all the way to the European markets. Today a number of Dutch and English captains as well as Flemish merchants approached $MONARCHTITLE$ $MONARCH$ and asked for a royal charter of their own. They claim to have the necessary expertise and starting capital themselves already and only ask for a Royal Charter so that they may compete with the other India Companies without being considered renegades or pirates. In return the company shall be based in the Austrian Netherlands and will allow us to take part in the Indian and Chinese riches.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

It is at least 1700, but before 1730.

Mean time to happen

90 months


Event button 547.png
Great!

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • gets the modifier “Ostende Company” until the company is closed, giving the following effects:
    • Merchants.png +1 merchant,
    • Trade power.png +5% global trade power,
    • Colonial range.png +25% colonial range.

Every country with the modifier “East India Trade Company” or Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Competitor of the Ostende Company” towards Flag of Austria Austria, worth Opinion.png−25 opinion with a yearly decay of 2.
Event button 547.png
We cannot risk angering our neighbors.

Every country with the modifier “East India Trade Company” or “Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagni”:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Pleased” towards Flag of Austria Austria, worth Opinion.png+20 opinion with a yearly decay of 2.
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Msg event.pngDemands to close down the Ostende Company

While still young the Ostende Company has done better than anyone in $CAPITAL_CITY$ expected. The Company may lack the financial muscle of the older India Companies but the Ostende Company has still managed to do very well in some areas. Last year half of the tea exported to Europe was transported by Ostende ships.
The success of the Company has, however, not made us any friends. The English and Dutch both claim that the Ostende Company is a sham set up by their disloyal subjects masquerading as Austrian/Flemish sailors. They show little understanding for our desire to get in on the India trade and as long as the Company operates they will hold it against us. In $CAPITAL_CITY$ some sympathize with them, our country has never been a naval power and this all seems like an unnecessary adventure to them.

 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of Austria Austria.
  • has the modifier “Ostende Company”.
Mean time to happen

105 months


Event button 547.png
Close down the Company.

Flag of Austria Austria:

  • loses the modifier “Ostende Company”.

Every country with the modifier East India Trade Company or Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie:

  • loses the opinion modifier “Competitor of the Ostende Company” towards Flag of Austria Austria.
  • gets the opinion modifier “Closed Down the Ostende Company” towards Flag of Austria Austria, worth Opinion.png+40 opinion with a yearly decay of 2.
Event button 547.png
Let us not bow to such threats.

Every country with the modifier “East India Trade Company” or “Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie”:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Competitor of the Ostende Company” towards Flag of Austria Austria, worth Opinion.png−25 opinion with a yearly decay of 2.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. The script code of these events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/flavorHAB.txt.
  2. The permanent province modifier “Schwaz Mine” is also set if the game was started after 1470.