EU4 add_issue Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
add_issue Command
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This command adds an issue, specified by its id/key, to parliament.

add_issue [Issue ID]


The ID of the issue you wish to add to parliament.


Here are examples of how to use add_issue.

add_issue appropriation_of_land

This command will add the 'Appropriate Land for the State' issue to parliament.

add_issue charter_university

This command will add the 'Fund Expansion of Universities' issue to parliament.

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Quick Overview

The add_issue command in Europa Universalis IV is used to add a new issue into a parliament. This is applicable for nations that have the parliamentary government feature.

The command takes an issue key as a parameter to specify which issue to add.

In-Depth Description

The add_issue command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is used to manually add a specific issue to a parliament. Parliaments are a special government mechanic that are present in certain nations with the requisite government form, allowing for the passage of issues that can grant temporary bonuses (or penalties) to the state.

Upon using the add_issue command, you'll need to specify the name of the issue that you want to add. Each issue has a unique name in the game files, which must be used as the argument for the command.

This command can be extremely helpful in a variety of situations. For example, if you're playing as a nation with a parliament and you want a specific issue to be debated and potentially passed, you can use this command to immediately introduce it. This can help you guide the direction of your nation in a way that complements your overall strategy, such as increasing military efficiency if you're preparing for a war, or boosting economic development if you're focusing on internal growth.

However, remember that the existence of issues also entails debate periods wherein you must secure the favor of your parliament. Using the add_issue command doesn't guarantee your issue will automatically pass, and you'll still need to manage your parliamentary seats carefully.

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 .