EU4 manpower Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
manpower Command
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This command adds the specified amount of manpower to the specified country. The amount added is 1000x the amount entered. For example, 5 would add 5,000 manpower.

manpower [Amount] [Country Tag]



The amount of manpower you want to add. The amount added will multiply this number by 1,000. If none is specified, it will default to 50, which means 50,000 manpower will be added.


The country tag of the country you want to add manpower to. If it is not specified, then the manpower will be added to the player's country.


Here are examples of how to use manpower.


This command would add 5,000 manpower to the player's country.

manpower 10

This command would add 10,000 manpower to the player's country.

manpower 10 BEI

This command would add 10,000 manpower to Brunei, whose country code is BEI.

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Quick Overview

The manpower command in Europa Universalis IV helps to increase your country's manpower pool.

Manpower is a necessary resource for raising and reinforcing your country's armies.

By inputting the command manpower [amount], it adds the specified amount times 1,000 to your manpower pool. If no amount is provided, the command adds 50,000 to the manpower pool by default.

In-Depth Description

The manpower command in Europa Universalis IV is used to add an amount of manpower to your nation's pool.

Manpower refers to the pool of men you have available to draft into your armies, and it automatically regenerates over time based on several factors in the game, including your nation's size, military technology, and current policies.

In the context of this command, the [amount] value can be adjusted to specify the amount of manpower you want to add. If you don't specify a number, the command will default to adding 50,000 manpower.

This command can be immediately helpful in situations where you need to quickly reinforce your armies or raise new ones, especially in times of war when you might be running low on manpower from fighting continuous battles, or in periods of peace to prepare for future conflicts.

It boosts your nation's ability to wage war and defend itself, potentially being the difference between victory or defeat in crucial situations.

It's essential to remember, too, that having more manpower than you need is always preferable in EU4, as it allows for flexibility in dealing with whatever situations arise.

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 .