Lithuanian events

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This is a list of all Flag of Lithuania Lithuania's events (from /Europa Universalis IV/events/flavorLIT.txt).


Msg event.pngWave of Protestantism

In Lithuania people were mostly Catholic or Orthodox during the 15th and 16th century. However in the last two decades of the 16th century a lot of Protestant refugees from France, South Germany and Italy arrived. These cultural elite brought fresh ideas to the Duchy of Lithuania, pressed between her Catholic and Orthodox neighbors. The Radziwill family had strong power and had opened the country for influences from abroad. Cities were much more important than in the artistocratic system of Poland, and thus the people of the cities quickly became a cultural and religious melting-pot spreading Protestantism to the rural lands around them. When whole provinces slowly became Protestant, the king started to support the Protestant Faith. First personally and later as a State-religion looking to Prussia and Sweden as ideals. This also meant that Lithuania could take an independent stance between Russia and Poland. However, the many different religions in Lithuania made the government adhere to a very tolerant religious policy at least until the 1640s.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Year is 1550 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1600 or later
  • None of:
  • Any owned province:
    • Is a core of (Our country)
    • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
  • Any owned province:
    • Is a core of (Our country)
    • None of:
      • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
    • Is not a Center of Reformation
    • Province's most likely rebel type is Protestant rebels.png Protestant zealots
Mean time to happen

200 months


Immediate effects
  • Hidden effect:
    • One random owned province:
      • Limited to:
        • Is a core of (Our country)
        • Is not a Center of Reformation
        • None of:
          • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
        • Province's most likely rebel type is Protestant rebels.png Protestant zealots
      • Set province flag lit_wave_of_protestanitsm_flag
    • One random owned province:
      • Limited to:
        • Is a core of (Our country)
        • Is not a Center of Reformation
        • None of:
          • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
        • Province's most likely rebel type is Protestant rebels.png Protestant zealots
        • None of:
          • Province flag lit_wave_of_protestanitsm_flag is set
      • Set province flag lit_wave_of_protestanitsm_flag

Event button 547.png
Accept the Movement
  • Every owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Province flag lit_wave_of_protestanitsm_flag is set
    • Change religion to Protestantism Protestant
    • Clear province flag lit_wave_of_protestanitsm_flag
Event button 547.png
Crush the Movement
  • Every owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • At least one of:
        • All of:
          • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
          • Province's most likely rebel type is Protestant rebels.png Protestant zealots
        • Province flag lit_wave_of_protestanitsm_flag is set
    • Protestant rebels.png Protestant zealots (size 2) rise in revolt
  • Hidden effect:
    • Every owned province:
      • Limited to:
        • Province flag lit_wave_of_protestanitsm_flag is set
      • Clear province flag lit_wave_of_protestanitsm_flag


Msg event.pngWave of Calvinism

In the 1590s, when the Wave of Protestantism had started to change the fabric of Lithuanian society, numerous refugees of the Reformed Faith arrived in a second wave. These were the Dutch, English, French and Spanish fleeing from the narrow-minded Catholic governments of their former countries. The refugees were a mix of farmers and city-dwellers and they influenced the Lithuanians in a similar way as the earlier Protestants. However, the Lithuanian Magnates in opposition of the king viewed fellow Poland as the perfect societal form. When the king converted to the Lutheran form of Protestantism, many of them became reformed. Both to underline their difference with the king and because the Reformed ideals place God before king. The Reformed faith was also a perfect ideology for them to imprint upon the serfs. They were serfs because God wanted them to be and thus they became more manageable. In the 1630's a growing dissent between the Protestant state on one hand and the Reformed and Orthodox magnates on the other could be felt.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None of:
  • Is Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Year is 1590 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1610 or later
  • Any owned province:
    • Is a core of (Our country)
    • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
    • Province's most likely rebel type is Reformed rebels.png Reformed zealots
  • Any owned province:
    • Is a core of (Our country)
    • Is not a Center of Reformation
    • None of:
      • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
    • Province's most likely rebel type is Reformed rebels.png Reformed zealots
Mean time to happen

200 months


Immediate effects
  • Hidden effect:
    • One random owned province:
      • Limited to:
        • Is a core of (Our country)
        • Is not a Center of Reformation
        • None of:
          • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
        • Province's most likely rebel type is Reformed rebels.png Reformed zealots
      • Set province flag lit_wave_of_calvinism_flag
    • One random owned province:
      • Limited to:
        • Is a core of (Our country)
        • Is not a Center of Reformation
        • None of:
          • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
        • Province's most likely rebel type is Reformed rebels.png Reformed zealots
        • None of:
          • Province flag lit_wave_of_calvinism_flag is set
      • Set province flag lit_wave_of_calvinism_flag

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Accept the Movement
  • Every owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Province flag lit_wave_of_calvinism_flag is set
    • Change religion to Reformed.png Reformed
    • Clear province flag lit_wave_of_calvinism_flag
Event button 547.png
Crush the Movement
  • Every owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • At least one of:
        • All of:
          • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
          • Province's most likely rebel type is Reformed rebels.png Reformed zealots
        • Province flag lit_wave_of_calvinism_flag is set
    • Reformed rebels.png Reformed zealots (size 2) rise in revolt
  • Hidden effect:
    • One random owned province:
      • Limited to:
        • Province flag lit_wave_of_calvinism_flag is set
      • Clear province flag lit_wave_of_calvinism_flag


Msg event.pngStrategic Axis with Sweden

In the first decades of the 17th century Lithuania's king had converted to Protestantism and started to support the two branches of the Reformation. All in all his ideal was an effective and modern monarchy much inspired by the Swedish kings. Building up a Protestant Church of Lithuania and getting inspiration for governmental and societal reforms, the king turned to Sweden. The cooperation was of mutual benefits as Sweden soon got a Protestant friend in otherwise heretic Eastern Europe. Slowly the friendship brought a strong alliance about and King Ladislovas I eagerly encouraged Gustav II Adolphus to promote Protestantism in Germany. He himself would hold the Catholics and Orthodox of the East in check.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is not a subject nation
  • Flag of Sweden Sweden:
    • Is not a subject nation
  • Flag of Sweden Sweden:
    • num_of_owned_provinces_with = {
   value = 8
   is_core = SWE
}
  • None of:
    • Is the junior partner in a personal union with Flag of Poland Poland
  • None of:
    • Is the senior partner in a personal union with Flag of Poland Poland
  • None of:
    • Is the junior partner in a personal union with Flag of Sweden Sweden
  • None of:
    • Is the senior partner in a personal union with Flag of Sweden Sweden
  • None of:
  • None of:
    • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier "Counter-Reformation"
  • Is Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Year is 1600 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1620 or later
  • Any neighbouring country:
Mean time to happen

200 months


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Offer Friendliness
  • Flag of Sweden Sweden:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Offered Friendliness" towards (Our country) for 50 years
  • Flag of Poland Poland:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Displeased" towards (Our country) for 50 years
Event button 547.png
Decline Cooperation
  • Flag of Poland Poland:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Offered Friendliness" towards (Our country) for 50 years
  • Flag of Sweden Sweden:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Displeased" towards (Our country) for 50 years


Msg event.pngStrategic Axis with Prussia

In the second decade of the 17th century Brandenburg inherited the Duchy of Prussia. Brandenburg-Prussia was a Protestant state with high tolerance towards Reformed and she approached Jerzy I with an offer. Lithuania and Brandenburg should sign a Holy Protestant Alliance and wage war on Poland. Brandenburg would be freed from her Prussian vassalage by Poland and Lithuania would be whatever she wanted and could demand from Poland. A faction of young governmental official cherished it, but the king was a very careful man. He and his closest advisors hesitated. Their conclusion was very plain. First it was an impossibility to support Germans against Poland in a war of aggression. Secondly, the worst possible thing was total victory. If Lithuania took a mile of Polish land it would be a mile too much. Any conquests would include more Catholics and Orthodox and worse, more unruly magnates brought up in the Polish Anarchy of a country. So the king politely declined the honor, but instead he proposed a tract of trade and cultural exchange. However as most politically well-informed Lithuanians could have guessed, not much came out of it. The Society of Brandenburg-Prussia had far more in common with Poland than with Lithuania.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is not a subject nation
  • None of:
    • Is the junior partner in a personal union with Flag of Poland Poland
  • None of:
    • Is the senior partner in a personal union with Flag of Poland Poland
  • None of:
    • Is the junior partner in a personal union with Flag of Prussia Prussia
  • None of:
    • Is the senior partner in a personal union with Flag of Prussia Prussia
  • None of:
  • None of:
    • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier "Counter-Reformation"
  • Is Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Year is 1618 or later
  • Any neighbouring country:
  • None of:
    • Year is 1626 or later
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Offer Friendliness
  • Flag of Prussia Prussia:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Offered Friendliness" towards (Our country) for 50 years
  • Flag of Poland Poland:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Displeased" towards (Our country) for 50 years
Event button 547.png
Decline Cooperation
  • Flag of Poland Poland:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Offered Friendliness" towards (Our country) for 50 years
  • Flag of Prussia Prussia:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Displeased" towards (Our country) for 50 years


Msg event.pngStrategic Axis with Austria

Before the Independence in 1569 Mikolaj the Black, named king as Mikolaj I, had become Prince of the Holy Roman Empire and befriended the Habsburg ruler of Austria, the Emperor Maximilian II. Maximilian was as sharp a politician as Mikolaj and profited on weakening Poland. Now Mikolaj's position was very bad in the 1570s he had to fight broad factions of Magnates in what could be described as a Civil War and defend his borders from Polish acts of revenge or even a re-conquest. He had to do what served independence best and that was to strike a deal with Maximilian. A Military Alliance was signed on 3rd February 1570 and Mikolaj's eldest son married Elizabeth of Steiermark. This alliance actually kept Poland from attacking even if local border incursions were regular. With the ascending of Rudolf to the Habsburg Monarchy the relations became wary and the alliance fell, but at that time the relations with Poland were at least acceptable.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is not a subject nation
  • None of:
    • Is the junior partner in a personal union with Flag of Poland Poland
  • None of:
    • Is the senior partner in a personal union with Flag of Poland Poland
  • None of:
    • Is the junior partner in a personal union with Flag of Austria Austria
  • None of:
    • Is the senior partner in a personal union with Flag of Austria Austria
  • None of:
  • None of:
    • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier "Counter-Reformation"
  • Is Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Any neighbouring country:
  • Year is 1570 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1576 or later
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Offer Friendliness
  • Flag of Austria Austria:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Offered Friendliness" towards (Our country) for 50 years
  • Flag of Poland Poland:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Displeased" towards (Our country) for 50 years
Event button 547.png
Decline Cooperation
  • Flag of Poland Poland:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Offered Friendliness" towards (Our country) for 50 years
  • Flag of Austria Austria:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Displeased" towards (Our country) for 50 years


Msg event.pngStrategic Axis with Austria

The Austro-Lithuanian Pact of 1570 had ended in 1576 when the obscure Rudolf came into power in Austria. King Mikolaj II Krzysztof, also called 'the Little Orphan', was a well versed man and a pious Catholic whom had visited Jerusalem. When he had married Elizabeth of Steiermark he had met Rudolf whom had brought his favorite crowd of astrologists infuriating the Pious Crown-prince. From that day he could not stand the man. However, with the ascending of Ferdinand II, a distant relative of Elizabeth of Steiermark, the elderly Mikolaj II again found a man of his values. Ferdinand also wanted a strong monarchy and to strengthen Catholicism in Europe. He immediately signed an alliance and bought the consent of Poland. During the Thirty Years War Lithuanian Hussars would fight side by side with Imperial troops giving Lithuania endless amounts of glory.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is not a subject nation
  • None of:
    • Is the junior partner in a personal union with Flag of Poland Poland
  • None of:
    • Is the senior partner in a personal union with Flag of Poland Poland
  • None of:
    • Is the junior partner in a personal union with Flag of Austria Austria
  • None of:
    • Is the senior partner in a personal union with Flag of Austria Austria
  • None of:
  • None of:
    • Religion is Catholicism Catholic
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier "Counter-Reformation"
  • Is Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Any neighbouring country:
  • Year is 1618 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1631 or later
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
Offer Friendliness
  • Flag of Austria Austria:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Offered Friendliness" towards (Our country) for 50 years
  • Flag of Poland Poland:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Displeased" towards (Our country) for 50 years
Event button 547.png
Decline Cooperation
  • Flag of Poland Poland:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Offered Friendliness" towards (Our country) for 50 years
  • Flag of Austria Austria:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Displeased" towards (Our country) for 50 years


Msg event.pngMagnates crave 'Polish Rights'

As a reaction to of the introduction of the Henrykian Articles and the Pacta Conventa in Poland in 1573, the Magnates approached the king and urged him to constitutionalize the rights of the Szlachta and to share power with them. If not, they said, he would have to face the consequences. At this point Mikolaj II Krzysztof had newly been crowned. He was young and not as averse to noble power as his father had been. In an effort to keep societal peace he accepted a compromise. There were no Henrykian articles, but the constitution was modified, implying that the Szlachta was the life-nerve of society with inalienable rights to hold office and legislative power. The Principle of Religious Tolerance was also confirmed.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is not a subject nation
  • None of:
  • Is Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Year is 1570 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1601 or later
  • Flag of Poland Poland:
    • At least one of:
      • Has country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"
      • Has country modifier "The Statute of Piotrkow"
      • Has country modifier "Pacta Conventa"
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier "Increased Aristocracy"
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier "Increased Serfdom"
  • None of:
    • Has country modifier "Increased Centralization"
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
More Rights than Duties
  • Gain country modifier "Increased Aristocracy" for 3650 days
Event button 547.png
Balance Rights and Duties
  • Gain country modifier "Increased Serfdom" for 3650 days
Event button 547.png
More Duties than Rights
  • Gain country modifier "Increased Centralization" for 3650 days


Msg event.pngMagnates crave 'Polish Rights'

After the two waves of refugees had arrived, the Szlachta again craved compensation for accepting that religious status quo has been broken. His Majesty Mikolaj II Krzysztof, now an elder and a more experienced man, refused to comply with their threats. Instead he used his right to push a proposal on to the floor of the Sejm, which was a compromise, but one which suited the king. The rights to hold office were expanded, but were now also made a duty and only the king had the right to appoint. The Szlachta was given a say in the making of Foreign Policy as a second house for non-Szlachta members was instituted in the Sejm which held legislative power of taxation. In many ways these reforms would decrease noble power even further as the fabric of society slowly tilted to the advantage of the bourgeois and free farmers.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None of:
  • Is Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Year is 1601 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1631 or later
  • Flag of Poland Poland:
    • At least one of:
      • Has country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"
      • Has country modifier "The Statute of Piotrkow"
      • Has country modifier "Pacta Conventa"
  • None of:
    • At least one of:
      • Has country modifier "Increased Aristocracy"
      • Has country modifier "Increased Serfdom"
      • Has country modifier "Increased Centralization"
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
More Rights than Duties
  • Gain country modifier "Increased Aristocracy" for 3650 days
Event button 547.png
Balance Rights and Duties
  • Gain country modifier "Increased Serfdom" for 3650 days
Event button 547.png
More Duties than Rights
  • Gain country modifier "Increased Centralization" for 3650 days


Msg event.pngMagnates crave 'Polish Rights'

During the 1630s and 1640s the Magnates found life in the Kingdom unbearable. To escape the egalitarian notions of the government and the king many of the mstarted to interfere in local Polish politics. Many of them owned as much lands on one as the other side of the border. They freely swapped lands with their Polish brothers and thus managed to strengthen the Cause in both Poland and Lithuania. During the Deluge the Magnates of the Ukraine and the Wild Fields fought all and everyone. Poland was in havoc and the Lithuanian king had to accept the fact that he only could control the Northern part of his lands. At these point King Aleksandras II mounted a huge campaign against the Tatars, Russians and Crimeans swapping up rebellious Magnates at the same time. He though stopped from interfering with the Polish government, 'that last sane mind on that side of the border' as he called King Wladyslaw IV of Poland. The subjugated Magnates had two options. They either had to accept a tough reform or get all their lands confiscated and pushed over the border to Poland. The choice was easy. They stayed, but the reform was harsh. Only the state could now own land. The user only owned the right to use it. But to keep that right the user had to pay a user's fee decided by the king. With this vehicle the king started to break the large estate holdings of the Magnates and again changing the structure of society. His son continued the reform policy after the King was murdered by a Ukrainian Magnate on 30th March 1654.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None of:
  • Is Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Year is 1631 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1651 or later
  • Flag of Poland Poland:
    • At least one of:
      • Has country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges"
      • Has country modifier "The Statute of Piotrkow"
      • Has country modifier "Pacta Conventa"
  • None of:
    • At least one of:
      • Has country modifier "Increased Aristocracy"
      • Has country modifier "Increased Serfdom"
      • Has country modifier "Increased Centralization"
Mean time to happen

200 months


Event button 547.png
More Rights than Duties
  • Gain country modifier "Increased Aristocracy" for 3650 days
Event button 547.png
Balance Rights and Duties
  • Gain country modifier "Increased Serfdom" for 3650 days
Event button 547.png
More Duties than Rights
  • Gain country modifier "Increased Centralization" for 3650 days


Msg event.pngRoyal Reaction on the Polish Liberum Veto

King Aleksandras II was clearing up things in the Ukraine in 1652 when he was brought the news of the introduction of the Liberum Veto in Poland. A week later he got the news that 'his' Sejm had voted for the same rights. By carefully reading of reports he found that certain Lithuanian Magnates had nearly doubled the size of the Lithuanian Szlachta by swapping lands with Poles. Frustrated the king declared the law illegitimate. The king had the support of those who were not nobles, but his troubles would live on as long as the Liberum Veto existed in Poland. In a famous address he declared himself allied with the Polish people and at war with the Polish Szlachta.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Year is 1652 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1653 or later
  • None of:
  • At least one of:
    • Is the junior partner in a personal union with Flag of Poland Poland
    • Is the senior partner in a personal union with Flag of Poland Poland
  • Flag of Poland Poland:
    • Country flag librium_veto is set
  • None of:
    • Country flag librium_veto is set
Mean time to happen

12 months


Event button 547.png
Move against the 'Magnate-Republic'
  • Trigger country event "Civil War in Lithuania" in 14 days
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Give Concessions to the Lithuanian Magnates
  • Set country flag librium_veto
  • Gain country modifier "The Nieszawa Privileges" for -1 days


Msg event.pngCivil War in Lithuania

In a drive towards Warszawa he was bogged down by excellent Polish command while his own Szlachta rebelled. Isolated with his army in Czersk, he struck a deal with the Polish king to leave Poland immediately if the Polish king would refuse to accept the Lithuanian throne from the rebels in the north. It was a not too glorious retreat and he considered himself defeated. The Szlachta had dethroned Aleksandras, but was sidetracked by the fact that the Polish king refused to have anything to do with the traitors. Not all of the Szlachta were against Aleksandras and upon his return another army joined him. Together they smashed the rebel forces and executed the traitors. These events resulted in a deep-set foreign policy in Lithuania to always support the Polish kings against their internal foes, but never to meddle without being asked.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

(please describe trigger here)


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Try to buy the Magnates off
  • add_stability_or_adm_power = yes
  • Lose Gold Icon.png ducats equal to 0.5 years of income
  • Every owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Is a core of (Our country)
      • Unrest is at least National unrest.png 1
    • (size 1) rise in revolt
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Let war come to their homes
  • Every owned province:
    • Limited to:
      • Unrest is at least National unrest.png 1
      • Is a core of (Our country)
    • (size 1) rise in revolt


Msg event.pngThe Horrible Plague in Lithuania

During 1709-10 Lithuania endured the harshest winter of the century. But as that was not enough, a plague spread through the lands, killing many thousands. There is talking of the Scourge of God and people pray... pray... pray...
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Year is 1700 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1750 or later
Mean time to happen

200 months


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There is nothing we can do
  • Gain country modifier "Severe Plague" for 1825 days
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Try to contain it
  • Lose Administrative power.png 25 administrative power
  • Gain country modifier "Contained Plague" for 1825 days


Msg event.pngPietism

Pietism was a religious movement that started in Germany during the latter part of the 17th century. Traditionally, the Pietist movement has been viewed as a backlash against intellectualism prevalent in and among the Protestant ranks, especially in the Lutheran Church during that period. However, Pietism was common also within the other Christian forms. It was with the return of prisoners of war that the movement really took off in Lithuania. However, the Lithuanian Church disapproved most strongly of unauthorized preaching, which led to the Conventicle Edict of 1729, forbidding any religious gatherings outside the framework of the Church.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None of:
  • Is Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Year is 1700 or later
  • None of:
    • Year is 1800 or later
  • At least one of:
    • Religion is Protestantism Protestant
    • Religion is Reformed.png Reformed
Mean time to happen

200 months


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Encourage it
  • Lose Icon stability.png 2 stability
  • Gain country modifier "Pietism" for 18250 days
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Stop it
  • Gain country modifier "The Conventicle Edict" for 18250 days