EU4 own Console Command

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own Command
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This command changes the owner of a specified province to the specified country. If no country tag is specified, the country you are currently playing as will become the owner of the specified province.

own [Province ID] [Country Tag]


The ID of the province you wish to change the owner of.


The country tag of the country you wish to make the owner of the province. If none is specified, your country will be the owner.

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Quick Overview

The own command in Europa Universalis IV allows you to change the ownership of a province.

When you issue this command followed by a province ID and a country tag, the designated province immediately becomes owned by the specified country.

This can drastically alter the balance of power in-game, so use it carefully.

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 .