EU4 remove_claim Console Command

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remove_claim Command
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This command removes a claim from the specified province.

remove_claim [Province ID] [Country Tag]


The ID of the province you want to remove a claim from.


The tag of the country to who has a claim over the province. If not specified, this will be your country.


Here are examples of how to use remove_claim.

remove_claim 146 KHA

This command removes Mongolia's (country tag KHA) claim over Athens (province ID 146).

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Quick Overview

The remove_claim command in Europa Universalis IV is used to remove a claim that a certain country has on a province.

The syntax typically requires the tag of the country and the province ID as arguments.

This is often used in the game's console to alter the diplomatic status between nations.

In-Depth Description

The remove_claim is a console command in EU4 that you can use to remove a specific claim your country has on a province. The structure of this command is remove_claim [province id] [country tag].

A country in EU4 can claim a province to declare that they have a rightful ownership over it, paving the way for potential diplomatic or military action. This can be useful in several scenarios. For instance, a claim allows you to wage a war with the casus belli (cause for war) of 'conquest', reducing the amount of aggressive expansion you get when you take the province.

However, there may be times where you no longer need the claim or it's causing you diplomatic issues. Maybe you've decided to ally with the country that owns the province, or you want to pursue a peaceful diplomatic strategy. That’s when you would use the remove_claim command to relinquish your claim.

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 .