EU4 golden_age Console Command

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golden_age Command
PlayerDLC: Mandate of Heaven

This command starts a golden age in the specified country.

golden_age [Country Tag]


The country tag of the country you wish to start a golden age.

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Quick Overview

This command activates a Golden Age for the specific country in the game Europa Universalis IV.

A Golden Age is a special status that can be activated for a nation that provides various benefits for 50 years, boosting its economy, military, and overall power. This can only happen once per campaign.

In-Depth Description

The golden_age command in Europa Universalis IV triggers the beginning of a Golden Age for the country you are playing as.

A Golden Age is a special period in the game that lasts for 50 years, during which several in-game modifiers are positively impacted. These modifiers can affect your nation's abilities, such as increasing your administrative efficiency, improving morale for armies and navies, and reducing the cost of power.

You start a Golden Age by typing golden_age into the console. After you hit enter, your country immediately enters into its Golden Age. You do not need any prerequisite like having complete ideas or being in a certain era for this command to work. However, once you trigger a Golden Age, it cannot be undone or triggered again using the same command later on in the same game.

You should use this command when you want to capitalize on a period of strength or when you anticipate a difficult challenge ahead. It could make the difference between winning or losing a critical war, integrating a massive piece of territory into your empire, or simply nudging your nation toward triumph during a critical moment in history.

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 .