EU4 isolationism Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
isolationism Command
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This command sets your isolation level (Shinto religion).

isolationism [Level]



The isolation level you want to set.


Here are examples of how to use isolationism.

isolationism 5

This command will set your isolation level to 5.

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Quick Overview

The isolationism command in Europa Universalis IV is used to set the isolation level of your nation on the condition that your nation follows the Shinto religion.

The isolation level refers to a policy chosen by a Shinto nation which affects their society, culture, and dealings with foreign nations.

  • 0 - Open Doors
  • 1 - Adaptive
  • 2 - Selective Integration
  • 3 - Isolationism
  • 4 - Closed Doors
In-Depth Description

The isolationism command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is used to set the isolation level for nations that follow the Shinto religion.

In the game, each religion has its own mechanics and features that influence a country's development, diplomatic relations, stability, and more. In the case of Shinto, a distinctive feature is its isolationism level, that directly affects the country's events.

When you execute the isolationism command, followed by a number from 0 to 4, the isolation level of your Shinto nation changes.

The purpose of setting an isolation level is to establish different national policies related to foreign affairs.

For example, a low isolation level (negative numbers) will make your country more open to foreign ideas, which can boost your technological development and diplomatic relations but may lead to unrest among more traditional segments of society.

On the other hand, a high level of isolationism (positive numbers) will insulate your country from foreign influences, yielding domestic stability at the potential cost of lagging behind technologically.

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 .