EU4 paper_mana Console Command

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paper_mana Command
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This command will add the specified amount of administrative power to the specified country.

paper_mana [Amount] [Country Tag]



The amount of administration power you want. If not specified, it will default to 999.


The country tag of the country you wish to get administrative power. If not specified, the country that you are playing as will be affected.


Here are examples of how to use paper_mana.


This command will add 999 administrative power to your country.

paper_mana 2000

This command will add 2,000 administrative power to your country.

paper_mana 2000 ENG

This command will add 2,000 administrative power to England (country tag ENG).

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Quick Overview

The paper_mana command in Europa Universalis IV allows you to increase your administrative power.

Administrative power is used for numerous in-game actions such as developing provinces, influencing government or advancing in administrative technologies.

In-Depth Description

The paper_mana is one of the cheat commands in Europa Universalis IV. When you enter this cheat command into the console, it adds administrative power to your current nation.

Administrative power is one of the three types of power in the game, the other two being diplomatic and military. This power is required for various actions such as building province improvements, hiring advisors, or maintaining stability.

The paper_mana console command, when triggered, will grant your nation a default value of 999 administrative power.

However, you can specify any number you want by adding it after the command — for instance, paper_mana 500 would grant 500 administrative power instead.

How the command can be helpful depends on your current situation in the game and your strategy.

Administrative power is very valuable as it allows you to progress in Administrative technology levels, unlock idea groups, increase stability or reduce inflation.

It's crucial for maintaining your nation's administrative efficiency, so having an extra boost can be very beneficial.

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 .