EU4 add_local_autonomy Console Command

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add_local_autonomy Command
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This command adds local autonomy to a province.

add_local_autonomy [Province ID] [Amount]


The ID of the province you wish to add local autonomy to.


The amount of local autonomy you wish to add.


Here are examples of how to use add_local_autonomy.

add_local_autonomy 183 50

This command will add 50 local autonomy to Paris, whose province ID is 183.

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Quick Overview

The add_local_autonomy command increases the local autonomy of a specific province. In EU4, autonomy is a measure of a province's independence from your direct control. Higher autonomy results in less income and manpower drawn from the province, but it also decreases unrest.

The exact effect of the command would depend on the values you have inputted with it. It requires the Province ID as the parameter and the value of the autonomy to be added.

In-Depth Description

The add_local_autonomy command in Europa Universalis IV is typically used to increase the level of local autonomy of a specific province.

This command needs you to specify the province ID and the amount of local autonomy to add.

For instance, add_local_autonomy 161 10 increases the local autonomy of province 161 by 10%.

Local autonomy can affect several aspects of a province’s performance, such as its production, manpower, taxes and more. A higher local autonomy means that the province is less tightly controlled by the central government, which can reduce its direct output to the state. It, however, increases happiness and reduces the likelihood of rebellion.

It's a handy tool for managing provinces that are particularly rebellious or if you wish to simulate a decentralized state. You might want to use it in regions where keeping control is tricky or not worth the effort, or when you want to keep a vassal province happy.

Remember, while it can reduce the likelihood of rebellions, it’ll also decrease the benefits you receive from a province.

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 .