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For tips & tricks on how to complete an achievement, see the achievements category.

EU4 has 225 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. conquer 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 with historical nations started at 11 November 1444. Some of the more general achievements can also be earned while playing a custom nation and a few - 4 - do not require the 1444 start-date (all of which is noted in the table).

Achievements can be earned while playing older versions of the game (1.6 and above) as long as said achievements were present in that version. i. e. With 1.11, Azur semé de lis or can be earned in 1.11, but Big Blue Blob can not 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 53 out of 225). Multiple expansion icons mean either can be used. The Nation designer.png icon means it can also be achieved with custom nations.

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.
  • Yes Is in a Golden Age
  • Empire rank Is Empire
  • Mandate of Heaven.png
  • Nation designer.png
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.
  • Rights of Man.png
  • Nation designer.png
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 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.
  • Rights of Man.png
  • Nation designer.png
1.18 VE
Cities of Cibola icon
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 10 development each Easily achieved with Common Sense.png DLC by declaring no-CB wars on adjacent starting nations and manually developing provinces. 1.18 VE
Combined Arms icon
Combined Arms
Have both an Admiral and a General with a trait.
  • Admiral.png Have an Admiral with a trait
  • General.png Have a General with a trait
  • Time Icon.png No start date restriction
  • Conquistadors and explorers do not count.
Rights of Man.png 1.18 VE
Defender of the Faith icon
Defender of the Faith
Become Defender of the Faith.
Become Defender of the Faith.png Is not defender of the faith Become Defender of the Faith.png Is defender of the faith 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. The Cossacks.png 1.14 VE
For the Glory icon
For the Glory
Diplo-annex a vassal.
Yes Have diplomatically annexed a vassal. Nation designer.png 1.1 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 or Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 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.
General.png Won a siege against a fort using a General with the Siege Specialist trait. Time Icon.png No start date restriction
  • Rights of Man.png
  • Nation designer.png
1.18 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 Lithuania Lithuania (with Flag of Kiev Kiev) or as Flag of England England (with Flag of Northumberland Northumberland). 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
Nobody wants to die icon
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 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), Paris (32), 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
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.
Has used artillery barrage on Berlin.
  • Mandate of Heaven.png
  • Nation designer.png
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.
Land forcelimit.png 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.
Naval force limit modifier.png 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 the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans with Flag of Aq Qoyunlu Aq Qoyunlu. The Cossacks.png 1.14 VE
The Six Nations icon
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 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
Three Trivial Tributary Tribes icon
Three Trivial Tributary Tribes
Have 3 Tribal States as Tributaries.
Yes Has 3 Tributary States with government type Steppe Horde, Tribal Despotism, Tribal Kingdom, Tribal Federation, Trbial 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
Until death do us apart icon
Until death do us apart
Secure a Royal Marriage with another country.
Royalmarriage.png 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 then the achievement won't be given. Nation designer.png 1.1 VE
Victorious! icon
Victorious!
Win a war.
Yes Has won a war. Win a war as the main participant. 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. Easily done as Flag of Ottomans Ottomans supporting rebels in Flag of Timurids Timurids. 1.1 VE
A Pile of Gold icon
A Pile of Gold
Own 10 provinces which produce gold.
Gold Own 10 Gold provinces The Mali region has 4 gold provinces, the Kilwa region has 5 gold provinces, the Inca region has 6 gold provinces, and the Mexico region has 5 gold provinces. Does not require provinces to be cored.Provinces owned by colonial nations do not seem to count so provinces in the Americas only count before integrated into a colonial nation 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. Nation designer.png 1.20 E
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 South America 1.18 E
All belongs to Mother Russia icon
All belongs to Mother Russia
Start as a country of Russian culture and form Russia.
Culture icon.png Culture is Muscovite Yes Form Flag of Russia Russia Easiest to do as Flag of Muscovy Muscovy. 1.1 E
An Industrial Evolution icon
An Industrial Evolution
As Great Britain, own all of England as core provinces and have at least 25 development in each province there.
Common Sense.png 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, Oceania. Easiest done as Spain or Portugal, as they can colonize the new world and the pacific and siberia from there, as well as having easy access to a colonizable african province or starting with one. 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 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 Qara Qoyunlu start as second highest wool producers, behind only Flag of Timurids Timurids. Can be attained by developing in wool provinces while waiting for Timurids to collapse to rebels. 1.18 E
Blockader icon
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
Brothers in Arms icon
Brothers in Arms
Win a war as a secondary participant.
Yes Won a war without being the war leader. Win a war as a secondary participant. 1.1 E
Center of Attention icon
Center of Attention
Own both a Protestant and a Reformed Center of Reformation.
The first nations - 3 for each denomination - to convert to Protestant or Reformed, in Europe, have a random province designated as a Center of Reformation. 1.8 E
City of Cities icon
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. Common Sense.png 1.12 E
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 E
Colonial Management icon
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
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 nations follow the Mahayana faith
1.20 E
Double the Love icon
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. 1.3 E
Down Under icon
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
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 a Flag of Mainz Mainz while having good relations with the Emperor. 1.6 E
Four For Trade icon
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. Wealth of Nations.png 1.6 E
Grand Coalition icon
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
Grand Duchy icon
Starting as a Duchy, have 1000 development without upgrading your government rank.
Tab domestic government.png Government rank is Duchy rank Duchy
  • Duchy rank Is Duchy
  • Development.png Has at least 1000 development
Lithuania is by far the largest duchy in 1444. 1.14 E
In the Name of the Father icon
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 South America and 1 province in North America. 1.1 E
It's all about luck icon
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
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 E
Just a Little Patience icon
Just a Little Patience
Play a campaign from 1444 until 1820.
Yes Is year 1820 1.3 E
Just Resting In My Account icon
Just Resting In My Account
Corrupt the officials in a rival country
Yes Corrupted officials in a rival country. Mare Nostrum.png 1.16 E
Krabater icon
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
Land of Eastern Jade icon
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
Liberty or Death icon
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)
  • Aside from reconquest, can also be done by revoking the cores from non-owned provinces. Make sure to do so after signing peace with England first.
1.3 E
Made in Japan icon
Made in Japan
Embrace "manufacturies" institution as Japan by 1655.
  • Yes The year is before 1655
  • Yes Is Flag of Japan Japan
  • Institutions.png Has institution Manufactories Manufactories
1.20 E
Magellan’s Voyage icon
Magellan’s Voyage
Make the first circumnavigation.
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Yes Is the first to circumnavigate the World.
El Dorado.png 1.10 E
Networking icon
Networking
Have 100 point spy networks in 3 rival nations.
Yes Have 100 point spy networks in 3 rival nations 1.16 E
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 Africa Build two colonies in Brazil and in Africa. For the African colony, Rio de Oro, Arguin, and Trarza are not valid for this achievement. The name is a reference to the portuguese word "saudade". 1.1 E
On the Edge of Madness icon
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 last) will also not prevent the achievement. El Dorado.png 1.10 E
One Family to Rule them All icon
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
It can also 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. 1.12 E
One King to Rule! icon
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
One Night in Paris icon
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
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
Rights of Man.png 1.18 E
Respected icon
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.
Nation designer.png 1.1 E
Rozwi Empire icon
Rozwi Empire
Starting as Butua, conquer Mutapa (Zimbabwe and Lower Zambezi areas).
Yes Playing as Flag of Butua Butua 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.

1.18 E
Seriously?! icon
Seriously?!
Kill 10,000 men in one battle.
Yes Have killed 10 000 men in one battle. Nation designer.png 1.1 E
Strait Talk icon
As Hormuz, have at least 10 diplomatic reputation.
Yes Playing as Flag of Hormuz Hormuz Diplomatic reputation is gained by hormuz ideas and completing missions. 1.14 E
The Emperors new clothes icon
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
The Navigator icon
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 Africa, India and the East Indies
It´s enough to just start a colony. It doesn´t need to be finished. Diego Garcia (South of Maldives) is a valid province for Indonesia. For an indian Province just wait for the Event that gives you "Goa" for free. http://www.eu4wiki.com/Portuguese_events#Vasco_da_Gama_in_India 1.20 E
The Princess is in this Castle icon
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 can not get female heirs. 1.6 E
The Spice Must Flow icon
The Spice Must Flow
Form the nation of Malaya.
1.9 E
The White Company icon
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 Mare Nostrum.png 1.16 E
Time Bandit icon
Time Bandit
Successfully steal a map from another nation.
Yes Stole a map from another country. Mare Nostrum.png 1.16 E
True Catholic icon
True Catholic
Control three Cardinals.
Cardinal icon.png 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
Truly Divine Ruler icon
Truly Divine Ruler
Get a 5/5/5 Ruler.
All power costs.png Starting ruler has less than 5 in every Monarch power All power costs.png Have a ruler that has at least 5 in every Monarch power Easiest way to obtain this achievement is starting with Venice (4/4/4 ruler) and maintain the current doge at the follow election; if the ruler dies, just reload. Another way is to play Hungary and wait for the event that grants a 5/5/5 regent at the start of the game. 1.1 E
Turn the Table icon
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
Vasa or Wettin? icon
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 1.7 E
Winged Hussars icon
Have Winged Hussars as your active unit with more than +50% cavalry combat ability.
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 modifier to satisfy this achievement. 1.2 E
World Discoverer icon
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. 1.1 E
A Decent Reserve icon
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 1.12 M
A Fine Goosestep icon
Form Prussia and have at least 125% Discipline.
1.12 M
A tale of two Families icon
A tale of two Families
Starting as Vijayanagar or Bahmanis conquer the other’s capital and have them not exist.
Yes Playing as either:
  • Is either:
  • Province icon.png Own and core the provinces Bidar (1948) and Vijayangar (541)
Forming Flag of Bharat Bharat will prevent the achievement. 1.18 M
All Your Trade Are Belong to Us icon
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
Arabian Coffee icon
Arabian Coffee
Form Arabia and have highest producing nation in coffee.
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 workshops and manufactories or restart. Forming Flag of Arabia Arabia is easiest as The Flag of Mamluks Mamluks or a culture-switching Flag of Ottomans Ottomans. 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 is Maghrebi Yes has at least 500 ships privateering
  • Wealth of Nations.png
  • El Dorado.png
1.9 M
Bengal Tiger icon
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
Bleed Them Dry icon
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
Carthago Delenda Est icon
Carthago Delenda Est
As an Italian culture nation, make sure entire Tunis Area is at 100 devastation.
Culture icon.png Culture is Latin
  • Culture icon.png Primary culture is Latin
  • Province icon.png All provinces in the Tunisia area have Devastation icon.png 100 Devastation
Flag of Naples Naples is by far the strongest and closest Latin nation in 1444. 1.20 M
Cherrypicking icon
Cherrypicking
Conscript a 3 star general from a Daimyo Subject.
Culture icon.png Culture is Japanese Has cherry picker flag.
  • Mandate of Heaven.png
  • Nation designer.png
1.20 M
Core-fu icon
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
Dar al-Islam icon
Unify Islam under your rule.
1.14 M
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
Enrique of Spain, who is the heir in 1444, is often used to get this achievement. Timurids are very well placed to earn it, starting with a 67 year old 1/1/1 ruler and a 50 year old heir with the same stats. 1.8 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
For Odin! icon
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 Is Norse
Britain and Scandinavia (Click to view the full version size.)
El Dorado.png 1.14 M
Georgia on my Mind icon
Georgia on my Mind
Fully own all three Georgias.
No Not using a random New World.
  • Own the following provinces:
    • Province icon.png Kartli, Mingrelia, Guria, Kahketi, Samtskhe, Imereti
    • Province icon.png Georgia and Upper Georgia (North American areas).
    • Province icon.png South Georgia
Provinces owned by vassals and other subjects of the player's country will count for the achievement. 1.9 M
Gold Rush icon
Gold Rush
Reform the Golden Horde before 1500.
1.20 M
Golden Horn icon
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 subjects.
  • Income.png Have 10 income from gold
  • Note that the provinces of Fazughli, Afder and Ogaden have to be colonised 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. Also, the aforementioned gold refers to the trade good, not money.
  • Start as Adal or Ajuuraan, and set the National Focus to administrative, then swiftly conquer all adjacent and smaller than you nations in the region. 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 an accepted culture slot for Sidamo, the culture in Kaffa, which will make your income in the province higher, requiring less development.
1.16 M
Hessian Mercenaries icon
Hessian Mercenaries
As Hesse, have at least 50 regiments of mercenaries and no loans.
Yes Playing as Flag of Hesse Hesse 1.10 M
Hoarder icon
Hoarder
As a Fetishist nation, have 13 available Cults.
Tolerance own.png Religion is Fetishist Fetishist Time Icon.png No start date restriction Rights of Man.png 1.18 M
Imperio español icon
Imperio español
As Spain have Mexico, Panama, Havana, Cuzco in colonial Nations under you.
No Not using a random New World. Own Mexico, Panama, Havana, and Cuzco as colonial nations. 1.10 M
Italian Ambition icon
Form Italy.
Yes Playing as a nation capable of forming Flag of Italy 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 Papal State and The Holy Roman Empire can't form Italy. 1.1 M
Je maintiendrai icon
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 Easily done by starting as Flag of Holland Holland and seeking independence support from Flag of Burgundy Burgundy's enemies then carefully eating the other Dutch minors. 1.6 M
Kinslayer icon
As Tver, Yaroslavl, Ryazan 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 M
Kow-Tow icon
As Ming, have a subject from each religion group.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ming Ming 1.9 M
Kuban Cigars icon
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 the province Havana (484)
  • Tobacco.png Is the leading producer of Tobacco
  • Not possible in RNW.
  • Provinces owned by vassals and other subjects of the player's country will count for the achievement.
1.16 M
Kushite Restoration icon
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 subjects. 1.16 M
Lion of the North icon
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
Live Long and Prosper icon
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
Market Control icon
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
My armies are invincible! icon
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. 1.1 M
Neither Holy, Nor German icon
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
Common Sense.png 1.12 M
No Pirates in my Caribbean icon
No Pirates in my Caribbean
Own or have a subject own the entire Caribbean.
No Not using a random New World. Colonists.png Owns all provinces of the Caribbean region.
  • Provinces owned by vassals and other subjects of the player's country will count for the achievement.
  • 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. Annexing Portugal with Castile in the early game is also a working method for being the first in the Caribbean. Note that the Caribbean region is not equivalent to the colonial region of the same name; don't forget Bermuda.
1.1 M
No Trail of Tears icon
No Trail of Tears
Own and have cores on the Thirteen Colonies as Cherokee with all institutions embraced.
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Not just Pizza icon
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 M
Poland can into space icon
Poland can into space
As Poland, reach the maximum level in all technologies (32).
Yes Playing as Flag of Poland Poland
  • Administrative tech.png Administration 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. 1.1 M
Queen of Mercury icon
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 (Bombay)
  • 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.
  • 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.
1.6 M
Rekindling the Flames icon
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
El Dorado.png 1.14 M
Royal Authority icon
Install a union through a succession war.
Yes Have installed a union in a succession war.
  • Win a succession war. Can also be done using the "Claim on Throne" or "Restore Union" CBs. 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 M
Ruina Imperii icon
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 a legal emperor counts for the achievement. 1.1 M
Sakoku Law icon
Sakoku Law
Go full isolationist in 6 Incidents.
Tolerance own.png Religion is Shintoism Shinto Isolationism achievement counter is 6
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1.20 M
Sinaasappel! icon
Sinaasappel!
Get Orangists in power with 100% Republican Tradition, and owning a province in China.
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Yes Orangists are in power
  • Republican tradition.png 99% Republican tradition
  • Province icon.png Own and core at least one province in the China sub-continent.
  • Colonising Taiwan counts for the achievement, no need to wait for a Mingplosion.
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Sweden is not overpowered! icon
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:
Click to view the full version size.
Use the map provided in Requirements to have a general idea of what must be conquered. Forming Scandinavia won't prevent getting the achievement. 1.1 M
Sweet Harmony icon
Sweet Harmony
Harmonize 7 religions as Confucian.
  • Confucianism Is Confucian
  • (unrecognized string “harmonized religion” for Template:Icon) Have 7 harmonized religions
Easiest to do as Flag of Ming Ming.
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1.20 M
Switzerlake icon
Own 99 provinces as Switzerland while owning no ports.
Yes Playing as Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Avoid expanding into the Holy Roman Empire to prevent high aggressive expansion. 1.9 M
Tatarstan icon
Tatarstan
As Kazan or Nogai, own all Tatar culture group lands.
Yes Playing as either: 1.14 M
The Burgundian Conquest icon
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
The Five Colonies icon
The Five Colonies
Have five colonial nations.
Subject colony icon.png have 5 colonial nations 1.4 M
The Iron Price icon
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 Yorkshire, Northumberland, Lincoln and Norfolk.
  • Culture icon.png Yorkshire, Northumberland, Lincoln and Norfolk have Danish culture
Forming Scandinavia will not prevent the achievement. 1.7 M
The Rising Sun icon
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 Japan region The Japan region includes Okinawa, Hokkaido, Jeju, and the Kuril Islands. 1.4 M
The Sudanese Expedition icon
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
For the event see: The Sudanese Expedition.
1.18 M
The Uncommonwealth icon
As Lithuania, form The Commonwealth.
Yes Playing as Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 1.14 M
The White Elephant icon
The White Elephant
As Ayutthaya, own all of Indochina as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ayutthaya Ayutthaya 1.12 M
This navy can take it all icon
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
This Revolution Was Crushed icon
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
1.8 M
Total Control icon
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
Traditional Player icon
Traditional Player
More than 90 percent Naval and Army Tradition.
See the page 'military tradition' for ways of gaining tradition. 1.1 M
Trustworthy icon
Have five allies with 100 trust towards you each.
Yes Have 5 allies with 100 trust 1.14 M
Turning the Tide icon
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 M
Turtles all the way down icon
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. 1.20 M
Voting Streak icon
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 M
Rise of the White Sheep icon
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
A Blessed Nation icon
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
A Kaiser not just in name icon
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
A Manchurian Candidate icon
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
A Protected Market icon
Have 100% Mercantilism.
Mercantilism.png Have 100% mercantilism
  • England, Venice, Lübeck, Genoa, and Novgorod begin the game with 25% mercantilism. Genoa has access to seven missions that provide 2% mercantilism each. England's 'Designate Calais as The Staple Port' decision gives 10% mercantilism. Catholic nations can gain mercantilism through the curia system.
  • 'Promote Mercantilism' increases mercantilism by 1% for 100 diplomatic power (this strategy requires Mare Nostrum.png DLC).
1.6 H
Aggressive Expander icon
Own 200 provinces.
Province icon.png Own 200 provinces. Colonies that have not yet grown into cities do not count, nor do provinces held by subjects. 1.1 H
An early Reich icon
An early Reich
Form Germany.
Yes Form Flag of Germany Germany 1.1 H
Auld Alliance Reversed icon
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
Back to the Piast icon
As Mazovia or Silesia, form the nation of Poland.
Yes Playing as either: 1.14 H
Baltic Crusader icon
Baltic Crusader
As Teutonic Order or Livonian Order, own all of Russia as core provinces and convert it to Catholic.
Yes Playing as either: Easiest as Teutonic Order, ally Moscovy, Austria and Bohemia and DOW Poland ASAP. Otherwise Poland will form a PU with Lithuania! Restarting until Poland chooses a local noble is also a viable strategy. 1.12 H
Better than Napoleon icon
Better than Napoleon
As France, own Vienna, Berlin and Moscow as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of France France 1.12 H
Black Jack icon
Have at least 21 different subjects 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 H
Choson One icon
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 subjects. 1.16 H
Consulate of the Sea icon
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:
  • Genoa (101)
  • Venezia (112)
  • Naples (121)
  • Thesaloniki (148)
  • Ragusa (137)
  • Constantinople (151)
  • València (220)
  • Hüdavendigar (317)
  • Tlemcen (336)
  • Tunis (341)
  • Tripoli (354)
  • Alexandria (358)
For the event see: Consulate of the Sea.
1.18 H
Definitely the Sultan of Rum icon
Own and have cores on Rome, Moscow and Istanbul as Ottomans.
Yes Playing as Flag of Ottomans Ottomans Province icon.png Own and core Constantinople, Rome, and Moscow Make sure to attack Muscovy ASAP, or it will outgrow you before you know it. 1.1 H
Dracula's Revenge icon
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
Guarantor of Peace icon
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
The Fezzan Corridors icon
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 H
From Humble Origins icon
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
El Dorado.png 1.14 H
Ideas Guy icon
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 development
Despite description, can be done with fewer than 800 points - below 200 will allow eligibility for other custom nation achievements. El Dorado.png 1.14 H
King of Jerusalem icon
Form the Kingdom of Jerusalem as Cyprus or The Knights.
Yes Playing as either: Yes Form Flag of Jerusalem Jerusalem 1.9 H
Kirishitan Japan icon
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 Japan. Forming Japan does not prevent the achievement. The Japan region includes Okinawa, Hokkaido, and the Kuril Islands. Uncolonized provinces (most likely the Kurils will be uncolonized) are not required. 1.10 H
Lazarus icon
Lazarus
As Serbia, own the entire Balkans as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Serbia Serbia 1.14 H
Luck of the Irish icon
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 British Isles. Forming Ireland will not prevent the achievement. 1.2 H
Mare Nostrum icon
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
Click to view the full version size.
Easiest to do as the Ottomans after converting to christianity.
1.16 H
Master of India icon
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. It's required for the player to properly own all provinces inside the Indian sub-continent (i.e. protectorates/vassals don't count to trigger the achievement). Edirne and Constantinople are European, so the Ottomans have the best shot at a quick land rush into India. 1.1 H
Pick Your Poison icon
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 the Caffa Province.
  • Province icon.png Any subject nation owns Caffa (285)
Rights of Man.png 1.18 H
Prester John icon
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.
Click to view the full version size.
If you form any nation, you will be ineligible for the achievement. Can be combined with 'a truly blessed nation'. 1.9 H
Qing of China icon
Qing of China
Become Chinese Emperor as Qing.
  • Yes Is Flag of Qing Qing
  • Emperor of china icon.png Is Emperor of China
Mandate of Heaven.png 1.20 H
Sailor Mon icon
As Pegu, have at least 100,000 sailors.
Yes Playing as Flag of Pegu Pegu Sailors.png Have max sailors of more than 100,000 1.16 H
Sons of Carthage icon
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:
Click to view the full version size.
1.6 H
Spain is the Emperor icon
Spain is the Emperor
Become the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire as Spain.
No Not the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1.1 H
Take that, von Habsburgs! icon
As Hungary, own all of Austria as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Hungary Hungary 1.12 H
Terra Mariana icon
As Riga, own the Baltic region as core provinces.
Yes Playing as Flag of Riga Riga 1.14 H
That's a Silk Road icon
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 subjects. Silk provinces can be found in China, Japan and the East Indies. 1.8 H
The Animal Kingdom icon
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 subjects.
  • Animism All provinces in the Bengal region are Animist
1.16 H
The Bohemians icon
As Bohemia, own Dublin as a core province.
Yes Playing as Flag of Bohemia Bohemia 1.12 H
The Chrysanthemum Throne icon
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 Japan, not as Japan itself. The Japan region includes Okinawa, Hokkaido, Jeju, and the Kuril Islands (although they will probably be uncolonized and thus not required). 1.1 H
The Grand Armada icon
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. 1.6 H
The pen is mightier than the sword icon
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
These Banners need a Saga icon
These Banners need a Saga
Have 100 regiments as Banners raised at the same time.
Culture icon.png Culture is Manchu (unrecognized string “banner” for Template:Icon) Have 100 banner regiments
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1.20 H
Trade Hegemon icon
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 Easiest to do as the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans, as they have easy access to aden and hormuz through arabia and malacca through the suez canal. 1.2 H
Turkish Delight icon
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 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
Venetian Sea icon
Venetian Sea
Have a 90% 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 90% of the total trade power in the trade nodes Alexandria and Constantinople
1.7 H
Victorian Three icon
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, not expanding too much. To get the other institutions, build manufactories and universities. 1.16 H
With a little help.. icon
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
Fanatic Collectivist icon
Fanatic Collectivist
Own all Institution Origin provinces.
Institutions.png Own all 6 institution origin provinces Nation designer.png 1.18 H
A Sun God icon
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 St. Helena (middle of Atlantic), Falklands, and South Georgia.
1.10 VH
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Academical
As Athens, own 50 universities.
Yes Playing as Flag of Athens Athens 1.14 VH
African Power icon
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 Africa

Empty provinces and colonies of other nations are excluded, and may be safely ignored. 1.1 VH
Albania or Iberia icon
As Albania, own or have a subject own Iberia and the Caucasus.
Yes Playing as Flag of Albania Albania 1.9 VH
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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:
Click to view the full version size.
Use the map provided in Requirements to have a general idea of what must be conquered. Don't forget about Caffa and Cyprus, you need them too. 1.1 VH
Big Blue Blob icon
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
First Come, First Serve icon
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.
    • Owned by this country
    • A core of this country
    • Wasteland or Sea
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 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 in Europe owned by Flag of Theodoro Theodoro
  • Culture icon.png Primary culture is Gothic
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 1.14 VH
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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 Art of War.png 1.9 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
  • Grain.png 200 provinces produce grain
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 Byzantium or another country will prevent the achievement. Common Sense.png 1.12 VH
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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 VH
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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 and the East Indies. 1.12 VH
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Over a Thousand!
Own 1001 provinces directly.
Province icon.png Own 1001 provinces 1.9 VH
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Have the highest income in the world while owning no province with a development level higher than 10.
  • 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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Shahanshah
Start as Tabarestan and form Persia.
Yes Playing as Flag of Tabarestan Tabarestan 1.8 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 London, Paris, Lisbon, Madrid, Amsterdam, and Rome 1.2 VH
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The Buddhists Strike Back
As Ceylon, own all of India and convert it to Theravada Buddhism (do not form another nation).
Yes Playing as Flag of Ceylon Ceylon
  • No Not playing as a released vassal
  • Yes Is Flag of Ceylon Ceylon
  • Province icon.png Own and core all of the provinces in the Indian sub-continent.
  • Theravada.png All of the provinces in the Indian sub-continent are Theravada
1.12 VH
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As the Mongol Khanate or the Golden 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), Persia (subcontinent), Crimea (region), Russia (region) and Ural.
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Provinces owned by vassals and other subjects of the player's country will count for the achievement. 1.6 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
The Sun Never Sets on the Indian Empire icon
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. Provinces owned by vassals and other subjects of the player's country will count for the achievement. 1.9 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 1.14 VH
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This is Persia!
Form Persia and own Egypt, Anatolia and Greece as core provinces.
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. Easiest to do with coalition (requires Art of War.png) or league wars.
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1.18 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 subjects. Note that the achievement can not be completed if you form any other nation. 1.1 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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Conquer all of Germany as Nagaur.
Yes Playing as Flag of Nagaur Nagaur Forming Hindustan won't prevent getting the achievement. 1.9 I
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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
1.20 I
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The Three Mountains
Own or have a subject own the entire world as Ryukyu.
  • The only existing countries are:
1.1 I
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World Conqueror
Own or have a subject own the entire world.
No Not using a random New World. Only the player's country and its subjects, but no tributary states. 1.1 I
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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 provinces in the Niger region are either empty or owned by a Fetishist Fetishist nation.
  • Province icon.png All provinces in the Sahel region are either empty or owned by a Fetishist Fetishist nation.
1.20 UC
Achievement guides
Very easy -
Easy Abu Bakr II’s Ambition At every continent Double the Love Electable! Grand Coalition Grand Duchy Krabater On the Edge of Madness One King to Rule! One Night in Paris Strait Talk The White Company Turn the Table Vasa or Wettin? Winged Hussars
Medium A Decent Reserve A Fine Goosestep Core-fu Dar al-Islam For Odin! Je maintiendrai Kinslayer Kow-Tow Neither Holy, Nor German Rekindling the Flames Royal Authority Ruina Imperii Switzerlake The Burgundian Conquest The Rising Sun The Uncommonwealth Trustworthy Voting Streak
Hard A Protected Market Aggressive Expander Back to the Piast Black Jack Choson One Definitely the Sultan of Rum Dracula's Revenge Luck of the Irish Prester John Sailor Mon Take that, von Habsburgs! Terra Mariana The Bohemians The Chrysanthemum Throne Trade Hegemon Victorian Three With a little help..
Very hard A Sun God African Power Albania or Iberia Big Blue Blob First Come, First Serve Foremost Servitor of Jagannath Holy Trinity Jihad Lucky Lucca Meissner Porcelain Rags and Riches The Great Khan The Sun Never Sets on the Indian Empire
Insane Raja of the Rajput Reich