Spanish events

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This article is considered accurate for the current version (1.12) of the game.

This is a list of all of Spain Spain's events. Many of these are shared with Castile Castile.

Msg event.pngThe Iberian Wedding

Ferdinand II, king of Aragon, was married to the princess Isabella of Castile in Valladolid in October 1469. This was a marriage of political opportunism, not romance. The court of Aragon dreamed of a return to Castile, and Isabella needed help to gain succession to the throne. The marriage initiated a dark and troubled life, in which Ferdinand fought on the Castilian and Aragonese fronts in order to impose his authority over the noble oligarchies, shifting his basis of support from one kingdom to the other according to the intensity of the danger. Despite the political nature of the union, he loved Isabella sincerely. Many considered Ferdinand the savior of his kingdoms, a bringer of unity. Others despised him for having oppressed them. Machiavelli attributed to him the objectionable qualities of the Renaissance prince.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Castile Castile and Spain Spain does not exist
  • The year is between 1450 and 1530
  • Is not anyone's subject
  • Aragon Aragon:
  • Exists
  • Is AI
  • Was not player-controlled at any point
  • Is not anyone's subject
  • Is our neighbour
  • Is not at war with Aragon Aragon
  • Any of the following:
  • Ruler is female and ruler of Aragon Aragon is not female
  • Ruler is not female and ruler of Aragon Aragon is female
  • Aragon Aragon is under regency
Mean time to happen
  • 120 months
  • 0.1 if Aragon Aragon is not under regency

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Let us bind their Dynasty to ours
  • Creates a Personal union.pngUnion with Aragon Aragon
  • Get opinion modifier Iberian Wedding towards Aragon Aragon:
  • Icon diplomacy relations.png+200 Opinion
  • Icon diplomacy relations.png+200 Opinion
  • Size 3 Noble rebels rise in revolt in a random owned province that is not theCapital.pngCapital
  • Every known country with a Royalmarriage.pngRoyal Marriage with Aragon Aragon get the opinion modifier Iberian Wedding towards Castile Castile:
  • Icon diplomacy relations.png-50 Opinion
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No, let us marry a local talent instead
  • Gain Icon stability.png+1 Stability
  • Aragon Aragon gets opinion modifier Declined Iberian Wedding towards Castile Castile:
  • Icon diplomacy relations.png-25 Opinion

Msg event.pngTorquemada and the Conversion of the Moors

After having expelled the Jews on 3rd August 1492, the Catholic sovereigns of Spain considered it was time to look after the Moorish population of Al-Andalus, the southern part of the peninsula from the old Muslims kingdoms of Valencia and, above all, Grenada. With the renewal of the Inquisition led by Tomás de Torquemada, Spain became a country of religious fanatics where agricultural work and crafts were considered labors unworthy of Christians. Forced conversions followed as well as enslavement, torture and executions where many were burned at the stake. In the wake of these persecutions, many thousands left Spain.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Granada Granada does not exist
  • Is not at war
  • Is CatholicismCatholic
  • Any owned province in the Iberian Peninsula is of the Sunni IslamMuslim religion group
Mean time to happen
  • 12 months

Immediate effects
  • Set country flag spa_holy_inquisition

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Let us be rid of those we cannot trust
  • Creates a level 1 Advisor inquisitor.pngInquisitor advisor named Tomás de Torquemada in Province icon.pngCastilla La Vieja
  • Every owned province in the Iberian Peninsula of the Sunni IslamMuslim religion group:
  • Converts to CatholicismCatholic
  • Add province modifier Forced Conversion:
  • Local manpower modifier.png-40% Local Manpower
  • Local tax modifier.png-33% Local Tax
  • Local unrest.png+2 Local Unrest
  • Random country of the Sunni IslamMuslim religion group neighboring a seazone which neighbors our country:
  • Set country flag torquemada_expelled
  • Gain Catholic reform desire.png+2% Reform Desire
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Toleration is key to the nation's prosperity
  • Lose Catholic reform desire.png-1% Reform Desire
  • Gain Icon stability.png+1 Stability
  • Add ruler modifier Religious Tolerance:
  • Stability cost modifier.png-10% Stability Cost
  • Tolerance heretic.png+1 Tolerance of Heretics
  • Tolerance heathen.png+1 Tolerance of Heathens
  • Tolerance own.png-2 Tolerance of the True Faith

Msg event.pngFate of the Spanish Moors

In a foolish decision of faith over economy, [From.GetName] have caused many of the Moors still living in their lands to leave.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Triggered by event
Is triggered only by

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They are a welcome addition to our country.
  • Random owned province gains Tax Base Icon.png+1 Base Tax

Msg event.pngChristopher Columbus

Explorer Christopher Columbus made two attempts in 1485 and 1488 to convince the King of Portugal, John III, to finance an expedition to try and find a western route to the Orient. After being rejected the second time, Columbus turned his efforts towards the Spanish Crown. Backed up by Italian investors, Columbus finally managed to convince King Ferdinand to agree to the expedition. In August 1492, after having been made 'Admiral of the Seas' and promised a share of the profits, Columbus finally set sail.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Does not have the global flag columbus_happened
  • Any of the following:
  • Has discovered North America
  • Has discovered South America
  • Any known country has discovered North America
  • Any known country has discovered South America
Is triggered only by

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Reject his proposal
  • None
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Hire Columbus
  • Lose Gold Icon.png-0.25 Years of Income
  • Create a ExplorerExplorer named Cristóbal Colón with the following stats:
  • Naval leader fire.png2 fire, Naval leader shock.png2 shock, Naval leader maneuver.png6 maneuver

Msg event.pngDiscovery of the New World!

On October 12, 1492, after 34 days out of sight of land, Christopher Columbus and his crew set foot on an island in the Bahamas, which Columbus named San Salvador. They had discovered a New World.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Does not have the global flag new_world_discovered
  • Any of the following:
  • Any of the following:
  • Has discovered North America
  • Has discovered South America
Mean time to happen
  • 1 months

Immediate effects
  • Set country flag new_world_discovered

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Now so have we!
  • Gain Prestige.png+50 Prestige

Msg event.pngIgnacio de Loyola

Ignacio de Loyola was born in 1491 into a Basque noble family. He served as a soldier under Antonio Manrique de Lara, the Viceroy of Navarre - a Kingdom that Spain had conquered in 1512 - and was wounded in the Battle of Pamplona. When the French army, supporting the expelled Navarrese monarchy, stormed the city on May 20, 1521, Loyola was hit by a cannonball that severely injured both his legs. During the long and painful recovery, Ignacio read a translated version of Ludolph of Saxony's 'De Vita Christi' - a commentary on the life of Jesus that had a great influence on Loyola. He abandoned his military life and decided to devote himself entirely to serving God. In 1534 he and six companions formed the Society of Jesus, commonly known as the Jesuits, devoted to opposing heresy and actively promoting the counter-reformation.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Religion is CatholicismCatholic
  • Year is between 1521 and 1556
Mean time to happen
  • 100 months

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An Excellent Minister!
  • Gain Administrative power.png+50 Administrative Power
  • Gain Papal influence.png+25 Papal Influence
  • Creates a level 1 Advisor Theologian.pngTheologian advisor named Ignacio de Loyola

Msg event.pngThe Quest for the New World

After the Conquest of Granada, Spain was filled with veterans and warriors of the faith with nothing to do and many needs. Deeds and needs would be fulfilled as Cortez and Pizarro started out to conquer South- and Central America. All these people became the hacienda-owners and trader-barons of the New World bringing wealth both into their own pockets and the vaults of the Spanish treasury.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Religion is CatholicismCatholic
  • Any of the following:
  • Has discovered North America
  • Has discovered South America
Mean time to happen
  • 64 months

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A New Reconquista! We need Conquistadors
  • Gain Military power.png+50 Military Power
  • Create a ConquistadorConquistador with the following stats:
  • Land leader fire.png2 fire, Land leader shock.png2 shock, Land leader maneuver.png5 maneuver
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A New Reconquista! We need Explorers
  • Gain Military power.png+50 Military Power
  • Create a ExplorerExplorer with the following stats:
  • Naval leader fire.png2 fire, Naval leader shock.png2 shock, Naval leader maneuver.png5 maneuver

Msg event.pngCrusade against Oran

Early in the 16th century cardinal Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros set his sights on the North African coast, a region where his religious zeal could find an outlet now that the Reconquista was over in Spain. He personally organized and financed a crusade against the wealthy city of Oran. The port of Mers El Kebir was captured in 1505 and in 1509 a strong force accompanied by Cisneros himself and led by the Condottieri Pedro Navarro finally took Oran in an assault.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • None of the following:
  • Country in the Iberian Peninsula is of the Sunni IslamMuslim religion group
  • Have a claim on Province icon.pngOran
  • Have a core on Province icon.pngOran
  • Owner of Province icon.pngOran:
  • Belongs to the Sunni IslamMuslim religion group
  • Is allied with our country
  • Is our subject
Mean time to happen
  • 100 months

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Expansion in North Africa seems prosperous
  • Gain Time to fabricate claims.pngClaim on Province icon.pngOran

Msg event.pngLaws of Burgos

The Laws of Burgos was a set of laws concerning the behavior of Spaniards in America that were issued in the city of Burgos in 1512. They especially concerned the treatment of the indigenous peoples. Though the laws authorized colonizers to forcibly grouping together Indians to work for them, the laws also regulated rules regarding work, pay, provisioning and living quarters. It also prohibited any form of punishment by others than the authorities. The laws however did little to ease the suffering of the Indians due to lax implementation.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Year is between 1500 and 1600
  • Has at least 3 Subject colony icon.pngColonial Subjects
Mean time to happen
  • 100 months

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Enforce these laws!
  • Add country modifier Laws of Burgos to every Subject colony icon.png colonial subject of Spain Spain for the rest of the campaign:
  • Goods produced.png-0.05 Goods Produced
  • National unrest.png−2 National Unrest
Event button 547.png
Leave these decisions to the colonies
  • Gain Prestige.png+25 Prestige

Msg event.pngCasa de Contratación

The Casa de Contratación was established by Isabella I of Castile in 1503 as a government agency to oversee all Spanish colonization. Voyages of exploration and trade had to be approved by it and all colonial taxes were collected by it. The Casa was also instructed to try and protect secret information on new trade routes and discoveries.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Have at least 2 Colonists.pngColonists
Mean time to happen
  • 120 months

Event button 547.png
We should establish it
  • Add country modifier Casa de Contratación for the rest of the campaign:
  • Settler chance.png+1% Colonist Chance
  • Global settler increase.png+5 Settler Increase

Msg event.pngThe Sun Never Sets

During the 16th century under the rule of Charles V, the Spanish Empire reached its greatest span. Charles' extensive domains in Europe included Spain, Austria, the Low Countries, Milan and the Kingdom of Naples. To this came numerous colonies in North and South America, Africa and Asia.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Has at least 3 Subject colony icon.pngColonial Subjects
Mean time to happen
  • 64 months

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It was said to be 'The empire on which the sun never sets.'
  • Gain Prestige.png+25 Prestige
  • Gain Legitimacy.png+25 Legitimacy
  • Gain Papal influence.png+100 Papal Influence

Msg event.pngThe Trade Center of Sevilla

With the discovery of the New World, Seville entered its greatest period of prosperity. It was the chief port of trade with the new colonies. Quickly the Spanish monarchs let it have the monopoly on freights from the Spanish colonies.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Owns Province icon.pngSeville
  • Holds a province or vassal in North America
  • Holds a province or vassal in South America
  • Holds a province or vassal in Africa
  • Holds a province or vassal in Asia
Mean time to happen
  • 120 months

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We now have control of our Oversea Trade
  • Add province modifier Port to the New World to Province icon.pngSeville for the rest of the campaign:
  • Local trade power.png+20 Local Trade Power

Msg event.pngThe Fuggers

The Fuggers were a peasant family of weavers from Augsburg during the 15th Century who rose through trade and transactions in money to Bankers of the Habsburgs and the Popes. Jakob Fugger the Rich (1511-1525) financed Charles V wars and election to the Empire, controlled European lead, silver and copper production and obtained a monopoly in quicksilver. Anton Fugger (1525-1560) had trading concessions in Chile, Peru and Moscow. However, the company declined by the end of the 16th Century because of state bankruptcies in Spain, family conflicts and lack of interest on the part of the heirs.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Year is between 1500 and 1600
Mean time to happen
  • 64 months

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Let the Fuggers run our Finances
  • Add ruler modifier The Fuggers:
  • Interest.png-1% Interest
Event button 547.png
Turn the Fuggers offer down
  • Gain Legitimacy.png+5 Legitimacy

Msg event.pngThe Comuneros

The commons, angered by the exploitation by the nobles formed into brotherhoods, notably the 'Comuneros' of Castile and the 'Germania' of Valencia, and attempted to pressurize the nobles into giving them more rights and a better deal.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Year is between 1500 and 1600
Mean time to happen
  • 64 months

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Crush the Rebellion
  • Gain National unrest.png+10.0 Unrest on every owned province in the Iberian Peninsula
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Give concessions to the commoners
  • Add ruler modifier Concessions to the Peasantry:
  • National tax modifier.png-10% Tax Efficiency
  • Autonomy.png+0.05 Monthly Autonomy

Msg event.pngState Bankruptcy

In 1557, on the very first year as Spanish king, Philip II was forced to declare the country bankrupt. Spain had for many years undercut its tax base and what was worse, had no control of the price-fluctuations from the inflow of American silver and gold. It was impossible for the Spanish minister of finance to forecast any repayments as all costs fluctuated volatile. The spending was based on the planned budget, but the inflow was irregular at best which made Spain spend more than it actually had, thus the Great Bankruptcies of 1557 and 1596.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Is Bankrupt
  • Year is before 1590
Mean time to happen
  • 12 months

Event button 547.png
Do we ever learn from history?
  • Lose Legitimacy.png-5 Legitimacy

Msg event.pngThe Expulsion of the Moriscos

Southern parts of Spain were inhabited mostly by Moriscos - Muslims who had converted to Catholicism under the threat of expulsion by Ferdinand and Isabella following the Reconquista. Many however continued secretly to practice Islam, and at times provided the Ottoman Turks with information facilitating Turkish raids on the Spanish coast. Persecuted by the Spanish Inquisition and subjected to restrictive legislation, the Moriscos rose in a bloody rebellion (1568-71), which Philip II put down with the help of Don John of Austria. The Moriscos prospered in spite of persecutions and furthered Spanish agriculture, trade, and industries. However, in 1609 Philip III, influenced by the Duke of Lerma, decreed their expulsion for both religious and political reasons, and the Moriscos to leave the Kingdom, only allwing them to keep what they could carry. Everything else was confiscated. The expulsions came to hurt the Spanish economy for generations.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Is CatholicismCatholic
  • Primary Culture icon.pngCulture is not Andalusian
  • Granada Granada does not exist
  • Year is after 1600
  • Any owned province is of the Andalusian Culture icon.pngCulture
Mean time to happen
  • 140 months

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Expel them!
  • Gain Papal influence.png+25 Papal Influence
  • Every owned Andalusian province gains National unrest.png+5.0 Unrest
  • Random country of the Sunni IslamMuslim religion group neighboring a seazone which neighbors our country:
Event button 547.png
Let them be as they are needed for the economy
  • Lose Papal influence.png-25 Papal Influence

Msg event.pngExpulsion of the Moriscos

In a foolish decision of faith over economy Spain has chosen to expel the Moriscos living in their land. This is an opportunity to enhance our own economy. Should we allow them to settle in our provinces?
 
Trigger conditions
  • Triggered by event
Is triggered only by

Event button 547.png
They are a welcome addition
  • Random owned province gains Tax Base Icon.png+1 Base Tax

Msg event.pngBaltasar de Zúñiga

Baltasar de Zúñiga came from a powerful Spanish noble family. He served Philip III as ambassador to Brussels, Paris and Vienna between 1599 to 1617. In the latter position he was instrumental in Spain's intervention in the Thirty Years War. In 1618 he managed to remove the Duke of Lerma as Philip III's key advisor, a position he then overtook himself. De Zúñiga's nephew, Olivares, was placed in the household of Prince Philip - later Philip IV - to assure continued dominance at the royal court.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Year is between 1591 and 1622
Mean time to happen
  • 100 months

Event button 547.png
An Excellent Minister!
  • Gain Administrative power.png+40 Administrative Power
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png+40 Diplomatic Power
  • Gain Military power.png+40 Military Power
  • Creates a level 3 Advisor Statesman.pngStatesman advisor named Baltasar de Zuniga

Msg event.pngOlivares

The Duke of Olivares led the Spanish government between 1621 and 1643, under King Philip IV (1621-1665) whom he was enjoying the favor. He was devious and cunning leader, he involved Spain in the Thirty Years War alongside the Imperials and had the war with Holland renewed. This proved disastrous and precipitated Spanish decline, with secession of both Catalonia (reunited 1652) and Portugal in 1640. Under his governments, poetry, literature (Calderon) and painting (El Greco, Velasquez, and Murillo) prospered and Spanish modes and customs spread across Europe.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Year is between 1617 and 1645
Mean time to happen
  • 64 months

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An Excellent Minister!
  • Gain Administrative power.png+100 Administrative Power
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png+100 Diplomatic Power
  • Gain Military power.png+100 Military Power
  • Creates a level 3 Advisor Statesman.pngStatesman advisor named Conde-Duque Olivares

Msg event.pngThe Portuguese Crown

Philip I arrived in Portugal and was accepted as King (1580-98) by the Cortes held at Tomar (1581). He undertook to preserve Portuguese autonomy, to consider the union as a personal one like that of Aragon and Castile under Ferdinand and Isabella, to appoint only Portuguese to the administration, to summon Cortes frequently, and to be accompanied by a Portuguese council in Madrid.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Exists
  • Is AI
  • Was not player-controlled at any point
  • Is not anyone's subject
  • Is under a regency
  • Follows the same religion as Spain Spain
  • Is not a Rivalry attituderival of Spain Spain
  • Has an opinion of Spain Spain higher than 150
Mean time to happen
  • 2000 months

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One King, Two Kingdoms
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The extra burden is not worth it
  • Gain Prestige.png+1 Prestige

Msg event.pngState Bankruptcy

In 1596, a couple of years after the disastrous defeat of the Armada, Philip II were again forced to declare the country bankrupt. Spain had for many years undercut its tax base and what was worse, had no control of the price-fluctuations from the inflow of American silver and gold. It was impossible for the Spanish minister of finance to forecast any repayments as all costs fluctuated volatile. The spending was based on the planned budget, but the inflow was irregular at best which made Spain spend more than it actually had, thus the Great Bankruptcies of 1557 and 1596.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Is Bankrupt
  • Year is after 1590
Mean time to happen
  • 12 months

Event button 547.png
Do we ever learn from history?
  • Lose Prestige.png-5 Prestige

Msg event.pngEpidemic Plague

The epidemics that swept Spain in the 1590s significantly reduced the population. In addition, as Philip II strengthened the Inquisition, intellectual life became narrower and less open to new currents of thought. At his death in 1598 Philip left a country that was declining domestically and internationally.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Has at least 4 provinces
  • Year is after 1550 and 1700
  • Has a province in the Iberian Peninsula
Mean time to happen
  • 120 months

Event button 547.png
We will recover
  • Add country modifier Severe Plague for 5 years:
  • National tax modifier.png-10% Global Tax
  • National manpower modifier.png-25% Global Manpower

Msg event.pngThe Iberian Revolts

In 1639 Olivares opened a campaign against southern France from Catalonia. If the Catalans had to defend their country, Olivares argued, they would have to support the army. This logic was lost on the Catalans. The peasants, urged on by their clergy, refused to support the troops. Soon there were clashes with the population, then riots and open rebellion. On June 7 the mob murdered the viceroy in Barcelona. In the autumn of 1640 Olivares scraped together the last available troops and sent them against the Catalan rebels. The rebel leader, Pau Claris, countered by transferring Catalan allegiance to the king of France, 'as in the time of Charlemagne' (Jan. 1641). French troops now entered Catalonia. Only when the renewed French civil wars (the Fronde) induced the French to withdraw their army was the Castilians able to re-conquer Catalonia (1652).
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Has at least 10 provinces
  • Year is between 1600 and 1700
  • Primary Culture icon.pngCulture is not Catalan
  • Any owned province is of the Catalan Culture icon.pngCulture
Mean time to happen
  • 400 months

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Put it down!
  • Every owned Catalan province gains National unrest.png+20.0 Unrest
Event button 547.png
Appease them!
  • Every owned Catalan province gains National unrest.png+25% Local Autonomy

Msg event.pngNational revolt in Portugal

In 1640, Portugal had been under the domination of Spanish kings for 60 years, since the fall of the Aviz dynasty in 1578. However, in 1640, the Portuguese rose up in revolt and started a long liberation war against Spain. A long 24 years struggle, along with Spanish defeat in the Thirty Years War (1648), peace with France (1659) would lead to a renewed independence for Portugal, under the new Braganza dynasty, which would turn to Stuart England as an ally and protector (marriage of Catherine of Braganza with Charles II and transfer of Bombay to England as a dowry).
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Has at least 10 provinces
  • Year is between 1600 and 1700
  • Primary Culture icon.pngCulture is not Portuguese
  • Any owned province is of the Portuguese Culture icon.pngCulture
Mean time to happen
  • 400 months

Event button 547.png
Put it down!
  • Every owned Portuguese province gains National unrest.png+20.0 Unrest
Event button 547.png
Appease them!
  • Every owned Portuguese province gains National unrest.png+25% Local Autonomy

Msg event.pngThe Italian Revolts

In 1647, popular revolutions broke out in Naples and Palermo, and soon these two cities were in the hands of revolutionary governments. In Naples, at least, it was again the excessive taxation, imposed for Spain's war effort that had precipitated the rebellion. The Spanish monarchy, wrote the Venetian ambassador to Madrid at the time, 'resembled that great colossus that during an earthquake had collapsed in a few moments while everyone hurried along to enrich himself with the fragments.' In fact, Spain survived and even managed to hold on to much of its empire. The revolts of Naples and Sicily, directed as much against the local nobility as against Spain, were put down in 1648.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Has at least 10 provinces
  • Year is between 1600 and 1700
  • Any owned province is in the Italian region
Mean time to happen
  • 400 months

Event button 547.png
Put it down!
  • Every owned province in the Italian region gains National unrest.png+20.0 Unrest
Event button 547.png
Appease them!
  • Every owned province in the Italian region gains National unrest.png+25% Local Autonomy

Msg event.pngAlberoni

Born in 1664 the son of a gardener in Fiorenzuela (near Placentia, Italy), Giulio Alberoni owned his political career and success to the Duke of Vendôme, the French general whom he served in Italy, France and Spain. Agent of the Duke of Parma, he facilitated the wedding of Philip V of Spain with Elizabeth Farnese and become a Cardinal in 1717. His bellicose policy in Spain had him expelled in 1719. He was cunning and sly, but Spain did not have the resources needed to fulfill his ambitious plan. The Age of Spanish Supremacy was long gone.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Year is between 1694 and 1752
Mean time to happen
  • 150 months

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An Excellent Minister!
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png+100 Diplomatic Power
  • Creates a level 1 Advisor Statesman.pngStatesman advisor named Giulio Alberoni

Msg event.pngJose Moñino

After the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain (1767), Moñino was sent to Rome as ambassador to obtain the papal suppression of the Society of Jesus. He was ennobled (1773) for the success of his mission. In 1776 Charles III appointed him chief minister. Under Conde de Floridablanca, as he was simply known in Spain, the Spanish enlightened despotism reached its peak, and his internal reforms, notably in finance, helped centralize the state. This however brought him into conflict with especially the Aragonese faction at court who accused him of embezzlement. After serving a three-year sentence he withdrew from public life. At the age of eighty he made a comeback into political life as he accepted the title of President of the Supreme Central and Governmental Junta that led the defense against Napoleon in 1808.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Year is between 1758 and 1808
Mean time to happen
  • 120 months

Event button 547.png
An Excellent Minister!
  • Gain Administrative power.png+100 Administrative Power
  • Creates a level 3 Advisor Statesman.pngStatesman advisor named José Monino

Msg event.pngThe Constitution of 1812

The Cortes, when they met at Cadiz in 1810, were dominated by liberals who wished to go beyond the mere support of the war effort and establish a constitution that would make impossible the revival of rule by a favorite like Godoy. The Constitution of Cadiz gave Spain a strictly limited monarchy (the king must work through his responsible ministers), a single-chamber Parliament with no special representation for the Church or the nobility, and a modern centralized administrative system based on provinces and municipalities.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Year is after 1800
  • Government.pngGovernment is not Constitutional Monarchy
  • Government.pngGovernment is a Government monarchy.pngMonarchy
Mean time to happen
  • 10 months

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Follow the Cortes
  • Goverment Type Icon.pngChange government to a Government.png Constitutional Monarchy
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Resist these liberals!
  • Lose Icon stability.png-1 Stability

Msg event.pngMiguel de Cervantes

In his early twenties novelist and poet Miguel de Cervantes served as a soldier in the Spanish navy. He was captured by Algerian corsairs in 1575 and kept hostage for five years, until ransomed by his parents and a Catholic religious order. In 1585 he published his first novel, La Galetea, but continued to support himself as a purveyor and tax collector. His break as an author came in 1605 with the publication of 'The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha' which became an immediate success and was later followed by a second part in 1615.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Year is between 1577 and 1616
Mean time to happen
  • 100 months

Event button 547.png
Excellent
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png+50 Diplomatic Power

Msg event.pngTomás Luis de Victoria

Although an accomplished organist and singer, Tomás Luis de Victoria preferred the more quiet life of a composer to that of a performer. He was considered the most famous composer of 16th century Spain and one of the best-regarded composers of sacred music.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Year is between 1578 and 1611
Mean time to happen
  • 100 months

Event button 547.png
Excellent
  • Gain Prestige.png+25 Prestige

Msg event.pngThe Italian Wars

The Italian Wars were a series of wars between 1494 and 1559 that involved most Italian city-states, the Papal State and drew in major powers like France, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire. The earlier War of Lombardy against the Republic of Venice had left the Duchy of Milan seeking an ally and turned to Charles VIII of France for help. Using the House of Valois' old claim to the throne of Naples as a pretext when Ferdinand I of Naples died, Charles invaded the peninsula in 1494. With his army followed a large and mobile siege train that battered down the medieval city walls in a matter of days - triggering the reforms that led to the fortification style called 'Trace Italienne.' Despite tactical victories in the field, Charles became cut off from France and was forced to return home in 1498. The conflict over Italy was however far from over and the wars between Spain and France would go on for another 61 years.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Year is between 1490 and 1590
  • Is not allied with France France
  • Is not at war with France France
  • Is not a subject of France France
  • The Holy Roman Empire has provinces in the Italian Region
  • France France has provinces in the Italian Region
Mean time to happen
  • 100 months

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Claim all French land in Italy!
  • Get the opinion modifier Claimed Italy towards Spain Spain:
  • Icon diplomacy relations.png-75 Opinion
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Italy lies outside our sphere of interest
  • Lose Prestige.png-10 Prestige

Msg event.pngThe Italian Wars (response)

Our move to claim all French provinces in Italy has met with a response from France. They have now claimed all of our provinces in Italy!
 
Trigger conditions
  • Triggered by event
Is triggered only by

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How dare they?! Italy is ours!
  • Spain Spain gets the opinion modifier Claimed Italy towards France France:
  • Icon diplomacy relations.png-75 Opinion

Msg event.pngThe Valladolid Debate

The treatment of the native population in our colonies has become the subject of great debate among the [Root.Culture.GetName] intellectuals. A priest named Bartolomé de las Casas have made himself the spokesman of the natives and demand that we recognize their free will to receive Christ rather than force them into slavery and compelled conversions. The discussion has been going on for some time in various publications and has now culminated in a great debate being held in Valladolid at the request of [Root.Monarch.GetName]. Las Casas main opponent, Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, argues that the natives are naturally disposed towards slavery and that this is the only sure way to get them to stop their barbaric customs of cannibalism and human sacrifice in order to make them convert to the true faith.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Is CatholicismCatholic
  • Year is between 1540 and 1570
  • Has at least 3 Subject colony icon.pngColonial Subjects
  • Owns Province icon.pngCastilla La Vieja
  • Any of the following:
  • Holds a province or vassal in North America
  • Holds a province or vassal in South America
Mean time to happen
  • 90 months

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Let us follow Sepúlveda's reasoning.
  • Add country modifier Colonial Policies: Sepúlveda for 10 years:
  • Global tariffs.png+10% Global Tariffs
  • Add country modifier Colonial Policies: Sepúlveda to every Subject colony icon.pngColonial Subject for 10 years:
  • Missionary strength.png+0.5% Global Missionary Strength
  • Tolerance heathen.png-1 Tolerance of Heathens
  • Global settler increase.png+10 Global Colonial Growth
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A good debate is always valuable in itself.
  • Gain Prestige.png+10 Prestige
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Let us follow Las Casas reasoning.
  • Every Subject colony icon.pngColonial Subject:
  • Add country modifier Colonial Policies: Las Casas to r 10 years:
  • Missionary strength.png-1% Global Missionary Strength
  • Tolerance heathen.png+1 Tolerance of Heathens
  • Global settler increase.png+15 Global Colonial Growth
  • Get the Angered Land Owners opinion modifier towards the motherland:
  • Icon diplomacy relations.png-25 Opinion

Msg event.pngThe Alhambra Decree

With the fall of Granada the last Muslim bastion of the Iberian Peninsula is now in Christian hands. Among our subjects there are still however a large number of Jews, Muslims and converts of questionable sincerity known as Marranos and Moriscos. In order to create a truly universal Catholic state it has been suggested that we force our Jewish population to either convert or leave the country forever with what possessions they have that are not of precious metals.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Is CatholicismCatholic
  • Granada Granada does not exist
  • Has Idea bonus.pngNational Idea Spanish Inquisition
  • Is not at war
  • Year is between 1480 and 1540
Mean time to happen
  • 180 months

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Expulsion or Conversion
  • Add country modifier Alhambra Decree for 10 years:
  • National trade income modifier.png-10% Global Trade Income
  • Stability cost modifier.png-10% Stability Cost
  • Tolerance own.png+1 Tolerance of the True Faith
  • The Papal States Papal States get the Enacted Alhambra Decree opinion modifier towards our country:
  • Icon diplomacy relations.png+50 Opinion
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Let them stay.
  • Gain Prestige.png+10 Prestige

Msg event.pngUnification of Spain

Up until now the Spanish [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] has technically been the ruler of many states that together have been known as Spain. With the recent centralization of the government however and the creation of a new type of Parliament in [Root.Capital.GetCapitalName] [Root.Monarch.GetName] has suggested that it is time that we abolish the power of the local Cortes of the Spanish states. While this will will not be an easy undertaking the alternative is to risk having the local Cortes stifle our new Parliamentary system with their old provincial interests.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Any of the following:
  • Government.pngGovernment is Constitutional Monarchy
  • Government.pngGovernment is Constitutional Republic
  • Owns Province icon.pngCadiz, Province icon.pngGalicia, Province icon.pngNavarra, Province icon.pngValència, Province icon.pngBarcelona, Province icon.pngZaragoza, Province icon.pngLeón and Province icon.pngMadrid
  • Castile Castile does not exist
  • Aragon Aragon does not exist
  • Navarra Navarra does not exist
  • Galicia Galicia does not exist
  • León León does not exist
Mean time to happen
  • 1 month

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One Cortes for a United Spain.
  • Lose Administrative power.png-50 Administrative Power
  • Add country modifier Nueva Planta Decrees for the rest of the campaign:
  • Autonomy.png-0.05 Monthly Local Autonomy
  • Stability cost modifier.png-10% Stability Cost
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We cannot infringe on their ancient rights.
  • Add country modifier Cortes of all Spains for ten years:
  • National unrest.png-1 National Unrest
  • Autonomy.png+0.05 Monthly Local Autonomy
  • Every of the following provinces which does not have a Parliament.pngSeat in the Cortes will gain a Parliament.pngSeat:
  • Province icon.pngCadiz, Province icon.pngGalicia, Province icon.pngNavarra, Province icon.pngValència, Province icon.pngBarcelona, Province icon.pngZaragoza, Province icon.pngLeón and Province icon.pngMadrid
  • Every of the following provinces which is not the Capital.pngCapital will gain Local autonomy.png50 Local Autonomy:
  • Province icon.pngCadiz, Province icon.pngGalicia, Province icon.pngNavarra, Province icon.pngValència, Province icon.pngBarcelona, Province icon.pngZaragoza, Province icon.pngLeón and Province icon.pngMadrid

Msg event.pngGrammar of the [Root.Culture.GetName] Tounge

Spain is a country of many languages and while some attempts have been made to create a standardized overview of grammar for the [Root.Culture.GetName] language it's far from the only language used in our administration even in the core of our lands. Recently a particularly well researched and thorough new Grammar for the [Root.Culture.GetName] tongue was presented to [Root.Monarch.GetName]. When our [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] asked what use this might be to the state the bishop of Avila offered this simple suggestion: 'After Your Highness has subjected barbarous peoples and nations of varied tongues, with conquest will come the need for them to accept the laws that the conqueror imposes on the conquered, and among them will be our language.'
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Has more than 25 provinces
  • Year is after 1490
Mean time to happen
  • 150 months

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Adopt [Root.Culture.GetName] as the language of our administration.
  • Add ruler modifier One Language of Government:
  • Culture conversion cost.png-15% Culture Conversion Cost
  • Stability cost modifier.png+10% Stability Cost
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We must try to incorporate all languages of our realm instead.
  • Add ruler modifier A Government of Many Languages:
  • Accepted culture threshold.png-5% Accepted Culture Threshold
  • Autonomy.png+0.02 Monthly Local Autonomy

Msg event.pngA new Spanish Capital

The unification of Spain has created a kingdom consisting of many former realms. [Root.Capital.GetCapitalName] has served our predecessors well but it has been suggested that the small city of Madrid with its central position and welcoming climate would be a better location from which to rule all the Spanish realms. The existing Real Alcázar de Madrid could be expanded into a suitable royal residence while the city in general is still undeveloped enough to offer a blank sheet for the city planners of our kingdom. Let us build a new capital fit to rule a Great Empire!
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Owns Province icon.pngMadrid
  • Madrid is not the Capital.pngCapital
  • Has more than 25 provinces
  • Year is after 1520 and 1580
  • Government.png is a Government monarchy.pngMonarchy
Mean time to happen
  • 180 months

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¡Sólo Madrid es corte!
  • Set Capital.pngCapital to Province icon.pngMadrid
  • Add province modifier Sólo Madrid es corte! to Province icon.pngMadrid for 10 years:
  • Prestige.png+1 Yearly Prestige
  • Autonomy.png-0.03 Monthly Autonomy
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[Root.Capital.GetCapitalName] will remain the capital of our dynasty.
  • If Icon stability.pngStability is lower than 3 gain Icon stability.png+1 Stability
  • If Icon stability.pngStability is 3 gain Prestige.png+15 Prestige

Msg event.pngWar of Las Alpujarras

The Christian clergy has always regarded the Morisco converts to Christianity with suspicion. This is all the more true in the recently conquered kingdom of Granada where the policies to encourage conversions have been too efficient according to some. Whether the Christian suspicions have been proven right or if it is a result of their actions to persecute feared Crypto-Catholics we cannot know but it is clear the Moriscos in the former kingdom of Granada feel they have had enough. On the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains the Moors have enthroned a new king of Granada and as the revolt spreads reports reach us of the destruction of churches, torture and murder of Christian priests and open defiance of our most Catholic kingdom.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Granada Granada does not exist
  • Year is before 1600
  • Has country flag spa_holy_inquisition
  • Is CatholicismCatholic
  • Owns Province icon.pngGranada
  • Any owned province:
  • Does not have the province modifier Forced Conversion
  • Is in the Iberian Peninsula
  • Culture icon.png is Andalusian
  • Is a core of Granada Granada
  • Any of the following:
  • Does not have the country flag torquemada_expelled
  • Has a Missionaries.pngMissionary active on a core of Granada Granada
Mean time to happen
  • 60 months

Immediate effects
  • Set country flag alpujarras_revolt_happened
  • Random owned province limited to the following will gain the alpujarras_centre_of_revolt province flag:
  • Is in the Iberian Peninsula
  • Is a core of Granada Granada
  • Either does not have a fort or is Province icon.pngGranada
  • Every owned province limited to the following will gain the alpujarras_revolt province flag:
  • Is in the Iberian Peninsula
  • Is a core of Granada Granada
  • Does not have the province flag alpujarras_centre_of_revolt

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Ok.
  • Lose Icon stability.png-1 Stability
  • Random owned province with the alpujarras_centre_of_revolt province flag:
  • Will change religion to Sunni IslamSunni if it does not follow the Sunni IslamSunni religion
  • Size 2 Nationalist rebels sympathetic to Granada Granada led by Abén Umayyad rise in revolt
  • Clears province flag alpujarras_centre_of_revolt
  • Random owned province with the alpujarras_revolt province flag:
  • Will change religion to Sunni IslamSunni if it does not follow the Sunni IslamSunni religion
  • Size 1 Nationalist rebels sympathetic to Granada Granada rise in revolt
  • Clears province flag alpujarras_revolt

Msg event.pngFate of the Kingdom of Granada

With all important locations in Granada once again under our control we must decide what to do with the Morisco population. It is true that most of them never supported the rebellion but how could we trust them not to turn on us in the future?
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Granada Granada does not exist
  • Has country flag spa_holy_inquisition
  • Does not have country flag end_of_granada
  • Any owned province which is a core of Granada Granada is not controlled by rebels
Mean time to happen
  • 12 months

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Expel all Granadan Moriscos!
  • Sets country flag end_of_granada
  • Loses Icon stability.png-2 Stability
  • Every owned province which is a core of Granada Granada:
  • Convert to CatholicismCatholic
  • Change Culture icon.png to Castillian
  • Remove Granada Granada's cores
  • Random country of the Sunni IslamMuslim religion group neighboring a seazone which neighbors our country:
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We must mend these wounds, not cut off the limb.
  • If Icon stability.pngStability is less than 3, gains Icon stability.png+1 Stability
  • If Icon stability.pngStability is 3, loses National unrest.png-2 Unrest on every owned province which is a core of Granada Granada

Msg event.pngNew Testament Translated Into Spanish

With its strongly Catholic history and identity the kingdom of Spain has not seen widespread interest in the Protestant reformation. There are however rumors of small groups of intellectuals secretly meeting to discuss these matters in larger cities. It is therefore with some concern that news has reached our most catholic majesty that the New Testament has been translated into Spanish by our countryman Francisco de Enzinas. While the printing presses in Spain itself are tightly controlled by the state it seems the printers of the Low Countries feel no obligation to protect the tender minds of our subjects. The Holy Inquisition has asked us to make an example of any Protestants they can find in our country to track down those who would bring the book into Spain as well as any Crypto-Lutherans inside our borders.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Is CatholicismCatholic
  • ProtestantismProtestantism is enabled
  • Government.pngGovernment is a Government monarchy.pngMonarchy
  • Year is between 1530 and 1560
  • Does not have a center of Center of reformation.pngReformation Center in the Iberian Peninsula
  • The number of owned provinces, either ProtestantismProtestant or Reformed.pngReformed, in the Iberian Peninsula is less than 4
Mean time to happen
  • 90 months

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Best to nip this in the bud.
  • Add ruler modifier Intensified Suppression of Protestantism:
  • Global heretic missionary strength.png+1% Missionary Strength versus Heretics
  • Tolerance heretic.png-1 Tolerance of Heretics
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We can tolerate a few Protestants as long as they keep in line.
  • Add country modifier Spanish Bible Translation for 7200 days:
  • Global heretic missionary strength.png-1% Missionary Strength versus Heretics
  • Tolerance heretic.png+1 Tolerance of Heretics

Msg event.pngOttoman Expansion in the Western Mediterranean

The expanding Ottoman Empire has long been cause for concern for the Christian countries with interest in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans. With the fall of Tunis to the Ottomans they are now also present in the Western Mediterranean and seem destined to quickly supplant the weak Muslim dynasties that control most of the area. Interestingly enough the Emir in Tunis, recently ousted by Ottoman forces, has taken refuge in our country and is imploring us to retake his lost city. Perhaps his cooperation is just what we need to be able to stop the Ottoman menace before it is too late?
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Any of the following:
  • Is CatholicismCatholic
  • Either Tunis Tunis does not exist or is our Icon vassal.pngVassal
  • Ottomans Ottomans:
  • Are not allied with our country
  • Are not at war with our country
  • Have more than 40 provinces
  • Are not part of the CatholicismChristian religion group
  • Own Province icon.pngTunis
Mean time to happen
  • 24 months

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We must act to contain this threat!
  • The Ottomans Ottomans get the Supporting Tunisian Claimant. opinion modifier towards our country:
  • Icon diplomacy relations.png-50 Opinion
  • Gain a claim on Province icon.pngTunis
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Our interests lie elsewhere.
  • The Ottomans Ottomans get the Turned down Tunisian Claimant. opinion modifier towards our country:
  • Icon diplomacy relations.png+25 Opinion

Msg event.pngReforming the Colonial Administration

The Spanish Colonial Empire is one of the oldest in the world and as such has one of the oldest systems of administration. [Root.Monarch.GetName] has recently taken an interest in how the government of the colonies might be improved in order to increase our revenue extraction from them. The advisors of [Root.Monarch.GetName] are all men of the Enlightment and have suggested a number of ways to improve the situation, among other things the colonies should be allowed to trade freely rather than through a few select ports, Intendants appointed directly by the crown should be sent out to ensure the efficiency and honesty of our administration and tax reductions for vital sectors might stimulate the growth of the colonial economies.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Any of the following:
  • Government.pngGovernment is a Constitutional Monarchy
  • Government.pngGovernment is a Enlightened Despotism
  • Has at least 3 Subject colony icon.pngColonial Subjects
Mean time to happen
  • 150 months

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Reform our colonial administration.
  • Lose Administrative power.png-75 Administrative Power
  • Add country modifier Colonial Reforms for the rest of the campaign:
  • Global tariffs.png+10% Global Tariffs
  • Every Subject colony icon.pngColonial Nation of Spain Spain:
  • Add country modifier Colonial Reforms for 7200 days:
  • Stability cost modifier.png+10% Stability Cost
  • Tolerance heathen.png-1 Tolerance of Heathens
  • Production efficiency.png+10% Production Efficiency
  • Trade power.png+5% Trade Power
  • Get the Colonial Reforms opinion modifier towards Spain Spain:
  • Icon diplomacy relations.png-50 Opinion
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Let us not mend what is not broken.
  • Every Subject colony icon.pngColonial Nation of Spain Spain:
  • Lose Liberty desire.png-5 Liberty Desire
  • Get the Colonial Privileges Kept opinion modifier towards Spain Spain:
  • Icon diplomacy relations.png+25 Opinion

Msg event.pngExpulsion of the Jesuit Order

The Society of Jesus has played a very active part in the history of our country through the years both as agents of the Counter Reformation and as facilitators of the colonization and conversion of the Americas. Through the centuries the order has come to wield considerable political power, especially in the colonies, where it has over time grown to become something of a nuisance. Our colonial administrators and landowners complain that the Jesuits protect runaway Indian slaves and that some of their reductions take up valuable land that would serve much better as a direct part of our country. The Order has also used its influence more than once to deflect or prevent our political goals and many suspect they support autonomy for our colonial possessions. The defenders of the Jesuits however claim that they bring many indirect benefits to our colonies and that we will see far from beneficial long term effects from expelling the order.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Can only fire once
  • Is Spain Spain
  • Any of the following:
  • Government.pngGovernment is a Constitutional Monarchy
  • Government.pngGovernment is a Enlightened Despotism
  • Has at least 3 Subject colony icon.pngColonial Subjects
  • The year is after 1750
  • Has country modifier The Societas Jesu
Mean time to happen
  • 150 months

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Expel all Jesuits and auction of their property.
  • Gain Gold Icon.png+0.25 years of Income
  • Lose Prestige.png-10 Prestige
  • Remove country modifier The Societas Jesu
  • Every Subject colony icon.pngColonial Nation of Spain Spain that follows the CatholicismCatholic religion:
  • Remove Jesuit Mission province modifier if applicable
  • Gain Gold Icon.png+0.25 years of Income
  • Lose Liberty desire.png-5 Liberty Desire
  • Add country modifier Colonial Reforms for the rest of the campaign:
  • Technology cost.png+10% Technology Cost
  • Missionary strength.png-1% Missionary Strength
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Their contributions to society more than make up for the problems they bring.
  • Gain Prestige.png+25 Prestige

See also[edit]