EU4 make_subject Console Command

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make_subject Command
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This command will make the specified country a subject.

make_subject [Country Tag] [Country Tag]



The tag of the country you wish to make a subject.


The tag of the country you wish to make the overlord. If none is specified, then this will be your country.

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Quick Overview

The make_subject command in Europa Universalis IV is used to turn a specific country into a subject of another. A subject nation is a state that is either a vassal, a colony, a union partner, a protectorate, or a tributary. It essentially places the selected country under the rule or dominion of another.

In-Depth Description

The make_subject command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is integrated into the game's console commands system - a system used to input various commands that could impact the game in many different ways, such as manipulating game stats, debugging and more.

The make_subject command transfers a specified country to subject status under another nation's control. The subject nation will then be tied to their overlord and have to follow certain restrictions. For instance, they cannot independently declare war, and they have to pay part of their income to the overlord nation.

This command takes the format make_subject [country tag]. The country tag is the three-letter code that EU4 uses to represent the country you want to make a subject.

For example, to make France a subject, you would enter make_subject FRA.

The make_subject command can be a very useful tool in your strategic toolkit. It allows you to expand your empire's influence without needing to directly control more land. It effectively increases your realm's power and income without the extra administrative burden.

It would be advantageous to use this command when you want to dominate certain nations without triggering major wars, or when you want to control their economy without handling their internal affairs.

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 .