France

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Kingdom rankFrance
France.png
Primary culture
Francien (French)

Capital province
Paris (183)

Government
Feudal MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion
CatholicCatholic.png

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
French ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+20% National manpower modifier
+1 Diplomatic reputation

Diplomatic relations.png French Language in All courts

+1 Diplomatic relations

Morale of armies.png Elan!

+20% Morale of armies

National tax modifier.png Estates General

+10% National tax modifier

Native uprising chance.png Native Trading Principles

−50% Native uprising chance
+50% Native assimilation

Fort maintenance.png Vauban Fortifications

−20% Fort maintenance

Technology cost.png The Philosophes

−10% Technology cost

Tolerance heretic.png Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

+2 Tolerance of heretics
+2 Tolerance of heathens

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

+5% Discipline
For the region, see France (region).

"L'État c'est moi" (I am the State.) - Louis XIV "The Sun King" of France (1638–1715)

France is a kingdom located in Western Europe, in the French Region, and is one of (if not the) most interesting and entertaining nations to play as in EUIV due to its powerful military. France allows for the player to make mistakes with usually limited consequences. Due to its military and sheer size, taking down France as an outside nation can be difficult, but not impossible. In 1444, it borders Burgundy to the north and east, England to the north and west, Aragon to the south, Savoy to the east and a large number of minor nations all around.

France starts out guaranteeing independence to Scotland, in an alliance with Provence, and with cores on all the English land in France. Calais is not in the France region and it does not have French culture, and is therefore not a core of France.

Missions[edit]

Main article: French missions

French missions are focused around uniting the myriad states in France itself, messing around in the Holy Roman Empire, fighting the English and kicking them out of the mainland, and colonizing North America.

Events[edit]

Main article: French events

Wars of Religion[edit]

The rise of Protestantism in Europe led to three decades of civil war within France known as The Wars of Religion. This event can occur between 1550 and 1570 if less than 80% of the country has the state religion (usually Catholic). Rival Catholic nations can form La Ligue Catholique, a major player in the French Wars of Religion, directed at the eradication of the Protestants in France. The League was used not only to defend the Catholic cause, but also as a political tool in an attempt to usurp the French throne.

The formation of the La Ligue Catholique will decrease relations with Catholic nations and give qualifying neighboring powers a casus belli to restore the one true faith!

Palace of Versailles[edit]

Around 1650, the player will be presented with the choice, through an event, to begin construction of the Palace of Versailles. A high initial cost to set the construction in motion, as well as a temporary but lengthy tax cut, can be a very costly procedure, where several loans might be required. However, finishing the Palace of Versailles will give France the desired model of kingly ruling, and as long as the Palace remains, France will benefit from yearly prestige and legitimacy.

The French Revolution & Napoleon[edit]

This event can occur after 1750 if the French economy is on its knees or is suffering from high War Exhaustion (especially if France has taken a lot of loans) and the probability of the event chain firing is increased if demands for economic and social reforms have been turned down. This event chain can create revolts, uprisings and even the overthrow of the monarchy! Sometime along this event chain, the player may get a general named Napoleon who has high stats.

Form French Nation[edit]

France can be formed by a French, Basque or Breton country should it cease to exist.

Execute decision.pngForm French Nation

This year will mark the beginning of an evolutionary period for our nation. The old feudal ways will begin to make way for a more modern centralized nation. Although struggling financially due to miscalculated projects and military campaigns, we have managed to transform ourselves into one of the most dominant powers of Europe.
 
Potential Requirements
  • Playing with normal or historical nations
  • At least one of:
    • Is player-controlled
    • Is not playing a custom nation
  • None of:
  • None of:
    • Is Flag of France France
  • None of:
  • None of:
  • At least one of:
    • Is player-controlled
    • None of:
      • Flag of France France exists
  • At least one of:
    • Culture is in French group
    • Primary culture is Basque
    • Primary culture is Breton
  • Is not a colonial nation
  • At least one of:
    • Is not a former colonial nation
    • All of:
      • Is a former colonial nation
      • Is player-controlled
Allow
  • Is not at war
  • Is not a subject nation
  • Is not a steppe horde
  • None of:
    • Flag of France France exists
  • Owns core province Maine
  • Owns core province Berry
  • Owns core province Vermandois
  • Owns core province Paris
  • Owns core province Orleanais
  • Owns core province Nemours
  • Owns core province Champagne

Effects
  • Country becomes Flag of France France
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • Is part of the Holy Roman Empire
      • Is not an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire
      • Is not the Holy Roman Emperor
    • Every owned province:
      • Limited to:
        • Is part of the Holy Roman Empire
      • Province leaves the Holy Roman Empire
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • None of:
        • Government rank is Kingdom rankKingdom or Empire rank Empire
    • Set government rank to Kingdom rank Kingdom
  • France:
    • Limited to:
      • None of:
        • Province is owned by (Our country)
    • Flag of France France gains a permanent claim on this province
  • Gain country modifier "Increased Centralization" for 7300 days
  • Gain Prestige.png 25 prestige
  • Flag of France France:
    • Change capital to Paris
  • If:
    • Limited to:
      • has_custom_ideas = no
      • At least one of:
        • Is player-controlled
        • All of:
          • Is AI-controlled
          • Has activated (unrecognized string “default_ideas” for Template:Icon) National Ideas
    • Trigger country event "New Traditions & Ambitions"

AI decision factors:

  • Base weight: 1


Decisions[edit]

Execute decision.pngEnact Edict de Nantes

The realm was so torn by innumerable factions and sects that the most legitimate of all the parties was fewest in numbers. God has given us strength to stand out against this storm, we have finally surmounted the waves and made our port of safety, -- peace for our state.
 
Potential Requirements
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Playing with normal or historical nations
  • At least one of:
    • Is player-controlled
    • Is not playing a custom nation
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier "Edict de Nantes"
  • None of:
    • Country flag had_edict_de_nantes is set
  • At least one of:
    • The Protestantism Protestant religion is enabled
    • The Reformed.png Reformed religion is enabled
Allow
  • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
  • The country's dominant religion is Catholicism Catholic
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier "Counter-Reformation"
  • At least one of:
    • Has at least 3 provinces of Protestantism Protestant religion
    • Has at least 3 provinces of Reformed.png Reformed religion

Effects
  • Set country flag had_edict_de_nantes
  • Gain country modifier "Edict de Nantes" for -1 days

AI decision factors:

  • Base weight: 1
  • Has idea "Divine Supremacy": 0

0:

    • None of:
      • Has Innovative idea group.png Innovative idea 2 "Pragmatism"

Execute decision.pngMove Court to Versailles

The land around the small village of Versailles has long been excellent hunting land, the small hunting lodge has steadily been augmented into a grand looking chateau. Is it not now fitting to make this the seat of the French government?
 
Potential Requirements
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Playing with normal or historical nations
  • At least one of:
    • Is player-controlled
    • Is not playing a custom nation
  • None of:
    • Country flag versailles_court is set
  • Capital is Paris
  • Government is monarchy
Allow
  • Has completed Economic idea group.png Economic Ideas
  • Administrative tech.png Administrative technology is at least 16

Effects
  • Set country flag versailles_court
  • Gain Prestige.png 33 prestige
  • Province Paris:
    • Gain Tax Base Icon.png 2 base tax

AI decision factors:

  • Base weight: 1

Execute decision.pngRevoke Edict de Nantes

We have determined that we can do nothing better than entirely revoke the said Edict of Nantes, with the special articles granted as a sequel to it, as well as all that has since been done in favor of the said religion
 
Potential Requirements
  • Has country modifier "Edict de Nantes"
  • Playing with normal or historical nations
  • At least one of:
    • Is player-controlled
    • Is not playing a custom nation
Allow
  • At least one of:
    • None of:
      • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
    • All of:
      • None of:
        • Has at least 1 province of Protestantism Protestant religion
      • None of:
        • Has at least 1 province of Reformed.png Reformed religion
    • Province Paris:
      • Province is controlled by Flag of Rebels Rebels

Effects
  • Remove country modifier "Edict de Nantes"
  • Set country flag revoked_the_edict_of_nantes
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 prestige

AI decision factors:

  • Base weight: 1

Execute decision.png'L'État c'est moi'

Granted the right to rule by the grace of God and God alone we should not allow our God given rights to limited by other, lesser, men.
 
Potential Requirements
  • Is Flag of France France
  • Playing with normal or historical nations
  • At least one of:
    • Is player-controlled
    • Is not playing a custom nation
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier "L'État c'est moi"
  • Government is monarchy
Allow
  • Administrative tech.png Administrative technology is at least 13
  • Ruler's Administrative power.png administrative skill is at least 5
  • Gold Icon.png Monthly income is at least 100 ducats

Effects
  • Gain country modifier "L'État c'est moi" for -1 days
  • Change government to Absolute Monarchy
  • Gain country modifier "Increased Centralization" for 7300 days

AI decision factors:

  • Base weight: 1

Strategy[edit]

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Achievements[edit]

Azur semé de lis or icon
Azur semé de lis or
Get all the French Cores as France.


Better than Napoleon icon
Better than Napoleon
As France, own Vienna, Berlin and Moscow as core provinces.


Big Blue Blob icon
Big Blue Blob
As France, hold 100 European core provinces before 1500.
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