EU4 exhaust Console Command

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exhaust Command
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This command will add or remove war exhaustion from a specified country.

exhaust [Amount] [Country Tag]



The amount of war exhaustion you wish to add. Specify a negative number to remove war exhaustion.


The tag of the country you wish to add or remove war exhaustion from. If not specified, the country you are currently playing as will be affected.


Here are examples of how to use exhaust.

exhaust 10

This command will add 10 war exhaustion to your country.

exhaust 10 ETH

This command will add 10 war exhaustion to Ethiopia (country tag ETH).

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Quick Overview

The exhaust command in Europa Universalis IV is used to change your war exhaustion level.

War exhaustion represents the weariness and disorder of the populace due to prolonged war in the game. If high, it can have several negative effects.

By using this command, you can increase or decrease your war exhaustion to any desired level.

In-Depth Description

The exhaust command in Europa Universalis IV refers to adjusting your nation's level of war exhaustion.

War exhaustion is a measure of the negative effects on your nation of being involved in prolonged military conflict.

It is a significant aspect of the game as it impacts various factors such as the morale of your armies, the ability to recruit troops, stability, and public order.

The exhaust command allows you to instantly increase or decrease your war exhaustion level to a desired value, and its impacts can be seen immediately. This command can be particularly helpful when you're in a prolonged conflict and the effects of war are starting to have a major impact on your nation's performance.

The syntax for this command would be exhaust [amount]. The [amount] has to be replaced by the number of war exhaust points you want to add. For example, exhaust -10 will reduce your war exhaustion by 10 points.

Use this command when you're in a situation where your nation is having to deal with the negative effects of prolonged warfare. By precisely managing your war exhaustion, you can ensure the efficiency of the military, preserve your nation's stability, and keep the public order intact. This can ultimately turn the tide of war in your favor.

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 .