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Revision as of 19:11, 10 June 2020

Government theocracy.png Theocracy is a form of government where power is held by the religious elite. Theocracies get to designate an heir from a list of candidates (except in a papacy government form). Although the choice does not affect the future heir's All power costs.png monarch skills (set at random), they give the player different effects and events once the heir comes into power.

Government theocracy.png Theocratic government reforms
Tier 1: Leadership
Tier 2: Internal & External Mission
Tier 3: Divine Cause
Tier 4: Clergy in Administration
Tier 5: Secularization?


Devotion.png Devotion replaces Legitimacy.png legitimacy / Republican tradition.png republican tradition for theocracies and represents the zeal of the faith inside the country. Devotion increases from high stability and pious acts while decreasing from low stability and low Religious unity.png religious unity.

When switching to a theocracy from another government form, the starting devotion value is set to the level of the nation's Religious unity.png religious unity at the time.


The effects of Devotion.png devotion are proportional to its value (the table lists the major milestones):

Variable 0% 50% 100%
National tax modifier.png National tax modifier −25% 0 +25%
Prestige.png Yearly prestige −1 0 +1
Papal influence.png Yearly papal influence −1 0 +1
Church power.png Church power −12.5% 0 +12.5%


Devotion.png Conditions
  • Ruler with Devotion.png ‘Pious’ personality
  • Inti.png Inti after Reform the Cult of Inti reform
  • Icon stability.png Stability (per positive point)
  • Become Defender of the Faith.png Defender of the faith
  • Power projection.png Power Projection (at 100%)
  • Loyal Clergy.pngClergy estate (scaling by influence)
  • Crusade
  • Protestantism Protestant with Legalised divorces aspect
  • Base Value
  • Disloyal Clergy.pngClergy estate (scaling by influence)
  • Icon stability.png Stability (per negative point)
  • Religious unity.png Religious Unity (at 0%)
  • Target of Sow discontent covert action

Devotion.png Traditions Ideas Bonuses Policies
+1.0 yearly
  • Imperial German traditions
  • Breton idea 1: Legacy of Breton Independence
  • Franconian idea 1: The Duchy Restored
  • Garhwali idea 5: Source of the Ganges
  • Liège idea 3: Religious Devotion
  • Mainzian idea 4: Saint Hildegard of Bingen
  • Mutapan idea 4: Spokesman before the Dead
  • Yi idea 6: Renovate the Skyward Tombs
  • Zambezi idea 5: Centralizing the Mbona Cult
  • Administrative-Aristocratic: The Licensing of the Press Act
  • Diplomatic-Plutocratic: Mandatory Service
+0.5 yearly
  • Bamberger traditions
  • Religious idea 4: Devoutness
  • Colognian idea 4: Prime Minister of Cologne
  • Utrecht idea 2: Ex Cathedra
  • Yarkandi idea 4: Empower the Khojas

List of all theocracies

A list of all available Government theocracy.png theocracies at the 1444 start date:

Religion Type List of countries
Catholicism Catholic Clerical State
Catholicism Catholic Monastic Order
Catholicism Catholic Papacy Flag of Papal States Papal States
Sunni Islam Sunni Clerical State
Inti.png Inti Clerical State Flag of Ichma Ichma

Reform tiers


Type Effects Description & notes
Clerical State
  • National tax modifier.png +5% National tax modifier
Clerical State icon
This state is ruled by the clergy and uses the hierarchy of religious institutions for all government purposes.

  • See below for a list of all available theocracies.
  • Forming Flag of Tibet Tibet before 1642 may trigger an event turning the country into a theocracy.
Monastic Order
  • Fort maintenance.png −20% Fort maintenance
Monastic Order icon
This country is ruled by the members of a Monastic Order. The order's hierarchy and rules replaces the need for most laws and administration.

  • Tolerance own.png +1 Tolerance of the true faith
  • Prestige per development from missionary +0.33 Prestige per development from missionary
Papacy icon
A political structure where the nation is governed by a spiritual leader, the Pope, the highest ranking office of the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Only possible government for Flag of the Papal State the Papal State.
  • May not designate its heir. A ruler with random stats is generated upon the current pope's death.
  • May not secularize by decision.
  • Fixed rank: Kingdom rank Kingdom

Internal & External Mission

Type Effects Description & notes
Internal Mission
  • Tolerance own.png +2 Tolerance of the true faith
Internal Mission icon
We must focus our energy on our religious mission within our country, to protect the faithful, feed the poor and fulfill our religious duties.
External Mission
  • War score cost vs other religions −20% War score cost vs other religions
External Mission icon
The spread of our holy faith must be our foremost mission and we cannot rest until we have defeated all enemies of our religion.

Divine Cause

Type Effects Description & notes
Safeguard Holy Sites
  • Prestige.png +1 Yearly prestige
Safeguard Holy Sites icon
It is our holy duty to look after the holy pilgrimage sites under our control and to protect any pilgrims within our lands.
Combat Heresy
  • Morale of armies.png +10% Morale of armies
Combat Heresy icon
In the mission to spread the true faith we must never waver in our conviction and be ready to root out heresy wherever it springs up.
Expulsion of Heathens
  • Development cost.png−5% Development cost
Expulsion of Heathens icon
As our state grows so does our exposure to wrongful teachings. We must not tolerate heathens or heretics within our walls. Instead these people can come live in our cities only if they convert to the true faith.

Clergy in Administration

Type Effects Description & notes
Subservient Bureaucrats
  • Free policies.png +1 Free policy
Subservient Bureaucrats icon
Our growing bureaucracy requires loyal officials who will do their duty to the state and trust that we have the best interests of the faith at heart.
Zealous Administrators
  • Stability cost modifier.png −10% Stability cost modifier
Zealous Administrators icon
Religious conviction must be an integral part of our state in all its parts. When educating administrators among the clergy we must stress that they all get a sold grounding in theology so that they can take the right decisions at all times.


Type Effects Description & notes
Strengthen Religious Head
  • Absolutism.png +0.1 Yearly absolutism
Strengthen Religious Head icon
We must strengthen the rule and abilities of our leader so that we can at all times be certain that the divine will is being carried out in accordance to their designs.
Hereditary Religious Leadership
Hereditary Religious Leadership icon
Many have come to regard our leaders not only as great spiritual and worldly leaders but as semi-divine beings themselves. Many followers have in fact formed a type of order together for the following of our ruler in all ways that is required. Let us reform our country so that all our subjects are in fact members of our sect.

  • Only available to Muslim countries.
Crowned Ruler
  • Changes government type to Government monarchy.png Monarchy.
  • Lose 2 government reforms.
Crowned Ruler icon
It is time we drop the trappings of religion and make our leader a monarch in own right.
Proclaim Republic
  • Changes government type to Government republic.png Republic.
  • Lose 1 government reforms.
Proclaim Republic icon
While we must never stray far from our religious roots it is also important that we allow our state to evolve. Let us create a free republic where the head of state is elected from among the group of valid candidates freely.
Magister Militum Dei
  • Allows rulers to become generals.
  • Land leader fire.png +1 Land leader fire
Magister Militum Dei icon
Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius