Vaishya Guild Coup

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Vaishya Guild Coup
The Vaishya trade guilds have grown so powerful that they have assumed de facto control over our country. Real political power now lies in the hands of these wealthy organizations.

Vaishya Guild Coup[1] is a disaster that may occur in countries with a powerful Vaishyas.png Vaishyas estate.

Prerequisites[edit | edit source]

The country has a Vaishyas.png Vaishyas estate which has at least 80 Estate influence influence.

If these prerequisites are met, the monthly progress can begin.

Monthly progress increases if Monthly progress decreases if

The country:

  • does not have an ongoing disaster.
  • has a Vaishyas estate with at least 100 influence.
The country:
  • has an ongoing disaster or has a Vaishyas estate with less than 100 influence.
The country
  • has a Vaishyas estate with at least 100 influence.
−1% always

Start[edit | edit source]

If the progress reaches 100%, the disaster will start with the following event:


Msg event.pngThe Vaishyas Seize Power

$MONARCH$ has allowed the Vaishyas of $COUNTRY$ to grow too powerful and now they have made their move. Making use of their many hard-earned privileges as well as the many debts owed to them, they have effectively seized the reins of government and turned the $MONARCHTITLE$ into little more than their puppet.

Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the start of ‘Vaishya Guild Coup’ disaster.

Immediate effects


Event button 547.png
We should have seen this coming...

The country:

  • loses Stability.png 1 stability.

[Root.GetName] will now be controlled by the Vaishyas until the 'Curtail the Vaishyas' decision is taken.

While the disaster is ongoing the country suffers:

  • Morale of armies.png −10% morale of armies
  • National manpower modifier.png −25% national manpower modifier
  • Land force limit modifier.png −25% land force limit modifier
  • Yearly prestige.png –1 yearly prestige

End[edit | edit source]

The disaster can only be ended by the following decision.[3]


Execute decision.pngCurtail the Vaishyas

Through bribery and corruption, the Vaishyas have a stranglehold on our government. To seize control back from these merchants we will need to curtail their power and privileges.

Potential requirements

The country:

  • has an ongoing ‘Vaishya Guild Coup’ disaster.[4]

The country:

  • has a stability of at least 1.
  • does not have rebel armies in its provinces.
  • does not have rebel controlled provinces.
  • has a Vaishyas estate which influence is lower than 60.


The country:[5]

  • loses Stability.png 3 stability.

The capital of the country:

  • loses Base tax.png 1 base tax.
  • loses Production.png 1 base production.

Then the following event is triggered.


Msg event.pngThe Vaishyas Curtailed

We have finally managed to break our reliance on the Vaishyas, reclaiming control over all important state functions and reducing these peddlers to their rightful confines within the city walls.

Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the end of ‘Vaishya Guild Coup’ disaster.

Event button 547.png
The $MONARCHTITLE$ is back in control.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Defined in /Europa Universalis IV/common/disasters/estate_vaisyas_disaster.txt. Its events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/disaster_estates.txt.
  2. The country gets the flag “vaisyas_estate_in_power”.
  3. See in /Europa Universalis IV/decisions/Estates.txt.
  4. The country has the flag “vaisyas_estate_in_power”.
  5. The country also loses the flag “vaisyas_estate_in_power”.