EU4 religious_school Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
religious_school Command
PlayerDLC: Cradle of Civilization

This command sets the religious school for the target country.

religious_school [Religious School ID] [Country Tag]


Religious School ID

The ID of the religious school. They are as follows:

  • hanafi_school
  • hanbali_school
  • maliki_school
  • shafii_school
  • ismaili_school
  • jafari_school
  • zaidi_school

Optional. The country tag of the target country. If none is set, your country will be affected.


Here are examples of how to use religious_school.

religious_school hanbali_school

This command set your country's religious school of Hanbali.

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Quick Overview

The religious_school command in Europa Universalis IV allows you to set a specific religious school for a target country. This command affects the game mechanics related to religion and religious interactions in the game.

Here's what each identifier refers to:

  1. hanafi_school: Represents the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence.
  2. hanbali_school: Represents the Hanbali school of Islamic jurisprudence.
  3. maliki_school: Represents the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence.
  4. shafii_school: Represents the Shafi'i school of Islamic jurisprudence.
  5. ismaili_school: Represents the Ismaili school of Islamic theological thinking.
  6. jafari_school: Represents the Ja'fari school of Islamic jurisprudence.
  7. zaidi_school: Represents the Zaidi school of Islamic jurisprudence.

Each school can have differing impacts on gameplay dynamics including relations with other nations, internal stability, and other factors.

In-Depth Description

The religious_school command sets the religious school for the target country in Europa Universalis IV(EU4). This command is valuable when playing Muslim nations, as the different schools of Islam, they each offer different benefits and abilities, affecting the gameplay mechanics such as diplomatic relations with other nations and internal stability.

Each school corresponds to a major school of Islamic jurisprudence. What these schools do in game terms differ, but they primarily affect diplomatic relations between Muslim states, with nations following the same school being friendlier to each other.

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 .