EU4 add_core Console Command

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add_core Command
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This command makes the province with the specified ID a core of the country it belongs to.

add_core [Province ID] [Country Tag]


The ID of the province you wish to make a core.


Optional. The tag of the country you wish to make this a core of.


Here are examples of how to use add_core.

add_core 146

Athens has a province ID of 146. This command would make Athens a core province of the country it belongs to.

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In-Depth Description

The add_core command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is used to add a core to a given province. In the game, a 'core' refers to a province that is considered a rightful part of a country's territory.

In detail, this command functions by making the province an integral part of your nation, reducing the unrest and increasing your direct control over it. The syntax of the command is: add_core [province id].

So, for example, if you wanted to add a core to the province with the ID of 182, you would type 'add_core 182'.

This can be especially useful when you're looking to expand your empire's reach without the usual penalties that come with owning non-core provinces, such as increased unrest and decreased administrative efficiency.

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 .