EU4 adm Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
adm Command
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This command allows you to add a designated amount of administrative power to the country identified by the given country tag. If you don't mention a country tag, the administrative power boost will apply to the nation you're currently playing. If you don't provide a specific amount, the command will default to adding 999 administrative power.

adm [Amount] [Country Tag]



The amount of administrative power you want to get. If none is specified, then 999 will be added.


Optional. The country tag of the target county.


Here are examples of how to use adm.


This command gives you 999 administrative power.

adm 5000

This command gives you 5,000 administrative power.

adm 5000 ENG

This command gives England 5,000 administrative power.

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Quick Overview

The adm command in Europa Universalis IV gives your country additional administrative power points.

The default value is set to 999, meaning when you use the command without specifying a number, your country will receive 999 administrative power points.

Administrative power points can be used for a range of actions, such as technology advancements, stability improvements, or enabling certain government actions.

In-Depth Description

The adm command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is used for instantly increasing your administrative power. Administrative power, also known as ADM, is one of the three main power categories in the game, along with diplomatic and military power.

It's a resource that represents your nation's internal management and civil administration capabilities, important for a variety of actions such as developing provinces, stabilizing your country, and advancing administrative technology.

When you use adm command followed by a number, you adjust your administrative power by that integer. For instance, typing adm 999 into the console would grant you 999 administrative power points. If you don't input a value, the game will default to 999 as formatted in the base command.

This command is helpful in multiple cases.

For example, if you need to quickly pass a reform, stabilize your nation after a civil war, or develop your provinces to grow faster, this command can give your nation an instant boost.

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 .