EU4 create_march Console Command

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create_march Command
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This command will make the specified target country a march of the actor country.

create_march [Country Tag] [Country Tag]


The country tag of the country that will become a march.

The tag of the country the first specified country should be a march for.


Here are examples of how to use create_march.

create_march NOV FRA

This command will make Novgorod (country tag NOV) a march of France (country code FRA).

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Quick Overview

The create_march command in Europa Universalis IV is used to turn a specific country, defined by its tag, into a march of the country the player is currently controlling.

A march is a type of subject state that pays no taxes to the overlord but provides military benefits.

This command is typically used in the game console, which is a text-entry field that allows for cheat codes and commands to be entered.

In-Depth Description

The create_march command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is essentially an order you send to the game's console to change the status of a particular nation, or 'tag', to a 'March' status, which refers to a special type of vassal that a player may have in the game. The actor country here refers to the country that you're currently playing as.

In the game, creating a march is a way to bolster the military capabilities of a vassal. This new march will have various bonuses to their defense, manpower, and fort maintenance compared to a regular vassal. These bonuses make them formidable allies in war and are usually ideal for border states where you might have militaristic tensions.

To use the create_march command, the syntax is usually as follows: create_march [country tag]

So, suppose you were playing as France, and you wanted to make Burgundy into a March. You'd open the console and type create_march BUR(considering 'BUR' is the tag for Burgundy).

This command can be incredibly useful when you want to create a buffer zone between your nation and a potentially threatening one, or turn one of your vassals into a highly effective tool for defense or attack.

It's important to remember, however, that marches are not meant for diplomatic annexation, so you should be strategic in choosing which of your vassals to give this status to.

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 .