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These are the 4 tiers of the EU4 countries with tier 1 with the highest quantity of flavor and priority and tier 4 with minimum flavour and priority. The tiers reflect developer priorities in designing the game; they are not an in-game mechanic.

Tier 1[edit]

High flavour and behaviour vital for gameplay.

  1. England/Great Britain
  2. France
  3. Ottoman Empire
  4. Castile/Spain
  5. Muscovy/Russia
  6. Sweden
  7. Portugal
  8. Austria

Tier 2[edit]

Fairly high flavour and behaviour important for gameplay.

  1. Netherlands
  2. Poland/The Commonwealth
  3. Venice
  4. Ming/Qing
  5. Denmark
  6. Brandenburg/Prussia
  7. Persia
  8. Timurid/Mughals
  9. Japan

Tier 3[edit]

Medium flavour and behaviour not essential for gameplay.

  1. Genoa
  2. Burgundy
  3. Lithuania
  4. Mamluks
  5. Vijayanagar
  6. Oman
  7. Lübeck
  8. Scotland
  9. Bavaria
  10. Ayutthaya
  11. Aragon
  12. Milan
  13. Korea
  14. Hungary
  15. Norway
  16. Novgorod
  17. Naples
  18. Bohemia
  19. Byzantium
  20. Ethiopia

Tier 4[edit]

All nations not mentioned will be tier 4 nations and will expect flavour comparable to EU2 + EU3


Do note that Paradox might add flavor and behavior to other countries as they expand the game with free updates and DLC. The first expansion, Conquest of Paradise, adds new flavor and mechanics to Native American nations.

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