EU4 add_baseunrest Console Command

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add_baseunrest Command
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This command adds the specified amount of base unrest to the specified province.

add_baseunrest [Province ID] [Base Unrest]


The ID of the province you want to be the backer of the current issue.

Base Unrest

The amount of unrest you want to add.


Here are examples of how to use add_baseunrest.

add_baseunrest 50 10

50 is the province ID of Berlin. This command would add 10 base unrest to Berlin.

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Quick Overview

Each province has a number called unrest denoting how discontent the people of that province are with their current situation and how likely they are to instigate an uprising.

In-Depth Description

The add_baseunrest command in Europa Universalis IV allows the player to manually add base unrest to a province of their choice.

Unrest in EU4 is a provincial modifier that demonstrates the instability and dissatisfaction of the population in a specific area.

The syntax of the command is as follows: add_baseunrest [amount] [province id]

In this command, replace [amount] with the amount of unrest you want to add and [province id] with the id of the province to which you want to add unrest.

For example, if you want to add 10 unrest to province ID 183 (which represents Paris), you would type: add_baseunrest 10 183

Adding unrest to a province can have several consequences in the game.

High unrest could potentially lead to negative events like rebellions, uprisings or revolts, which can be a strategic decision if you want to destabilize a region.

However, you should keep in mind that any additional unrest could also negatively affect your own stability and economy, so using this command is a balance between risk and reward.

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 .