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Disasters is a system introduced in Patch 1.9 that replaced the previous MTTH event-based system used to simulate national disasters.

Disasters can be found under the Stability and Expansion tab. The tab keeps track of the likelihood of any potential disaster, or the disaster that is currently in progress for a nation. Once a disaster has occurred, the nation cannot suffer the same disaster again (unless it's an estate disaster). Like revolts, progress on a disaster falls when any of the global prerequisite is not fulfilled. It is possible for a disaster progress to be "on hold" where the global prerequisites are fulfilled, but none of the monthly progress prerequisites are fulfilled.

Currently the following disasters are possible:[1]

General disasters[edit]

Aspiration for Liberty icon
Aspiration for Liberty
The population's strive for liberty and the desire for enactment of enlightened ideals have spurred a revolution that seems all but unavoidable.
Civil War icon
Civil War
The nation has effectively split in two, with brother fighting against brother. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Internal Conflicts icon
Internal Conflicts
Our country is experiencing a time of internal strife and conflict.
The Peasants' War icon
The Peasants' War
The Peasantry's unmet demand for economic, religious and political amendments has lead to violent revolts erupting across our nation.
Religious Turmoil icon
Religious Turmoil
Too much religious differences in our country is causing a lot of intolerance and bigotry.
Court And Country icon
Court And Country
Resistance to the growing centralization in our country has culminated in a period of general crisis and conflict between Court and Country. Depending on how we handle this time of crisis we might come out of it a stronger country than before.
Revolution icon
Decades of feudal oppression, economic difficulties and religious intolerance have taken their toll on our nation and the population's desire for liberty is posing a serious threat to our Monarchy.

Estates disasters[edit]

Aristocratic Coup icon
Aristocratic Coup
The Aristocracy have grown so powerful they assumed de facto control over our country.
Plutocratic Coup icon
Plutocratic Coup
The cities and guilds have grown so powerful they assumed de facto control over our country. Real power now lies in the hands of a small group of wealthy Plutocrats.
Dominance of the Clergy icon
Dominance of the Clergy
The Clergy have grown so powerful they assumed de facto control over our country.
Cossack Independence icon
Cossack Independence
The Cossacks have grown so powerful that they have broken off to form a country of their own, outside of our control.
Dhimmi Independence icon
Dhimmi Independence
The Dhimmi have grown so powerful that they have broken off to form a state of their own, outside of our control.
Dominance of the Tribes icon
Dominance of the Tribes
The Tribes have grown so powerful they assumed de facto control over our country.

Country related disasters[edit]


Castilian Civil War icon
Castilian Civil War
Our kingdom is being torn apart by our meddling nobility which has now thrown us into a civil war.


The Count's Feud icon
The Count's Feud
The kingdom of Denmark is being torn apart by supporters of its newly crowned king and the previously deposed Christian II.


English Civil War icon
English Civil War
England is being torn apart by a conflict between Parliamentarians and Royalists.
War of the Roses icon
War of the Roses
Following the death of our monarch our kingdom is being torn apart by supporters of two junior branches of the royal dynasty.


French Revolution icon
French Revolution
The French people have risen to overthrow the monarchs that once ruled their country.
French Wars of Religion icon
French Wars of Religion
France is being torn apart by a string of religious civil wars.

Muscovy / Russia[edit]

Time of Troubles icon
Time of Troubles
A time of both social and economical problems, our nation is struggling with both famine and war as well as the opposition against the Church and aristocracy.


The Dacke War icon
The Dacke War
Nils Dacke was a well-off farmer from Småland who got so fed up with the centralism, high taxes and confiscation of church property that he led the old border county in open revolt.

The Ottomans[edit]

Janissary Decadence icon
Janissary Decadence
Aware of their own importance, the Janissaries have become greedy and decadent, notorious for their indiscipline rather than their discipline.

The Emperor of China[edit]

Unguarded Nomadic Frontier icon
Unguarded Nomadic Frontier
The rise of a powerful Horde on our borders is casting a grim shadow over our pretentions to possess the Mandate of Heaven. If the realm is to prosper we must pacify the Nomad Frontier.
Empire of China in Name icon
Empire of China in Name
While we have succesfully secured the title of Emperor over the Chinese our Empire is one that scarcely includes any Chinese. If we are to be seen as anything but a foreign emperor we will need to integrate the Chinese as part of our government.


  1. See the files in /Europa Universalis IV/common/disasters/.
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