EU4 clearae Console Command

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clearae Command
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This command clears any aggressive expansion between two countries with the specified country tags. If no country tags are specified, then aggressive expansion will be cleared for your country.

clearae [Country Tag] [Country Tag]



The country tag of the country that has aggressive expansion imposed on that you want to clear.


The country tag of the country imposing aggressive expansion on the first specified country. If you do not specify a country tag here, aggressive expansion from all countries for the first specified country will be cleared.


Here are examples of how to use clearae.


This will clear the aggressive expansion of the country you are playing.

clearae FRA

This command will clear aggressive expansion against France (country tag FRA).

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Quick Overview

The clearae command in Europa Universalis IV is used to clear all Aggressive Expansion (AE). Aggressive Expansion is a game mechanic that reflects how other nations perceive your expansion policy.

If you expand too rapidly or unfairly, countries may form coalitions against you. By using the clearae command, you reset this value, making potentially hostile nations less likely to form a coalition against you.

In-Depth Description

The command clearae in Europa Universalis IV is used to clear aggressive expansion. Aggressive expansion (AE) is a game metric that quantifies the global diplomatic backlash against rapid expansion or warmongering.

Aggressive Expansion is viewed as a 'bad' thing and can lead to coalitions, war declarations, and other diplomatic repercussions if it gets too high.

When you use the clearae command, it will completely wipe out any aggressive expansion that a specified country has. This can be particularly helpful if you're trying to avoid getting into wars or creating coalitions against your state due to rapid expansion. It's a way to essentially 'reset' the aggressive expansion aspect of your game.

The command can be used as follows:

  • Just typing clearae will clear the aggressive expansion of the country you're currently playing.
  • Typing clearae [country tag] will clear aggressive expansion for the specific country you input with the country tag.
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 .