EU4 absolutism Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
absolutism Command
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This command increases the designated amount (number) of absolutism for the country you're currently playing. If you input a country tag as an additional argument, the increase in absolutism will apply to the mentioned country instead. You can also use negative values if your intention is to reduce a country's absolutism.

absolutism [Amount] [Country Tag]



The amount of Absolutism you want to add. Negative numbers will decrease absolutism.

Optional. A country tag. If specified, this command will apply to the absolutism of the country with the specified tag.


Here are examples of how to use absolutism.

absolutism 50

This command would add 50 absolutism to the country that you are currently playing as.

absolutism 30 GER

GER is Germany's country tag. This console command would add 30 absolutism to Germany.

absolutism -10 ENG

ENG is England's country tag. As -10 has been specified as the amount, this command would remove 10 absolutism from England.

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Quick Overview

Absolutism is a political doctrine and form of government where unrestricted power is vested in a monarch or a dictator.

The higher the absolutism, the greater the control the ruler has over their domain's development, which can have various benefits in the game like lower revolt risks and administrative efficiency.

In-Depth Description

The command absolutism in Europa Universalis IV is used to add Absolutism points to the country that the player is currently controlling.

It's important to note that this is not a standalone command and needs to be followed by a space and then a number denoting how many points of absolutism you want to add.

Absolutism is a concept introduced in the game with the "Mandate of Heaven" expansion, present during the Age of Absolutism (1610-1710) and the Age of Revolutions (1710-1821).

Absolutism can give a nation extra discipline, administrative efficiency, and foreign core duration. Thus, high levels of absolutism can help nations become more efficient both internally and externally.

For example, if the player wishes to add 20 points of Absolutism, they would input absolutism 20.

This command can be useful in several situations. If you are a player looking to maximize efficiency or military prowess during these periods, increasing absolutism can be very beneficial.

It may also be used to quickly meet requirements that have a minimum absolutism threshold.

However, you should also be aware that high absolutism can lead to negative events like revolutions, so it's a double-edged sword.

How to Open the Command Console

In EU4, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .