EU4 corrupt Console Command

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corrupt Command
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This command sets the corruption of the country to the given amount.

corrupt [Amount] [Country Tag]



The amount of corruption.


The country tag of the country that wish to set corruption. This is optional. If this is not specified, the country you are currently playing as will be affected.


Here are examples of how to use corrupt.

corrupt 5

The above command would set the corruption amount in your current country to 5.

corrupt 5 NED

The above command would set the corruption amount in the Netherlands to 5.

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Quick Overview

The corrupt command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) allows you to manually set the corruption level of your country to a certain level.

This level is specified by you after the command. The number should be between 0 and 100.

If you want to reduce corruption, you specify a lower number; if you want to increase corruption, you specify a higher number.

In-Depth Description

The corrupt command in EU4 is used to manually set the corruption level of your country to a specified number. You use it by typing corrupt followed by the desired level of corruption in the console. Corruption is a measure of how much economic, political, and social disorder are present in your country.

In EU4, corruption influences various aspects of your country. Firstly, high corruption levels will have negative effects on your country's institutions.

This means it will be harder for you to advance technologically, as it costs more to embrace new institutions.

Secondly, corruption can lead to significant financial costs. The more corruption your country has, the more you need to spend on reducing it to maintain stability. Lastly, high levels of corruption can lead to unrest among your population, which in turn can lead to rebellions.

Why would you want to increase your country's corruption? Most of the time you wouldn't, but there are some specific scenarios where it might be beneficial. For example, if you're role-playing a corrupt ruler, or if you're trying to artificially create challenges for yourself in the game.

However, most players use this command to decrease corruption. The ability to quickly reduce corruption to zero can be incredibly useful, especially if you're dealing with high levels of corruption that are severely impacting your economy and stability.

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 .