EU4 remove_core Console Command

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remove_core Command
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This command makes the specified province no longer a core of the country it belongs to.

remove_core [Province ID] [Country Tag]


The ID of the province you wish to remove the core status from.


The tag of the country that should no longer class the specified province as a core.


Here are examples of how to use remove_core.

remove_core 183 FRA

This command would make Paris (province ID 183) no longer a core of France (country code FRA).

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Quick Overview

The remove_core command in Europa Universalis IV is used to remove the core claim of a particular province from a specified nation.

In the game, a 'core' refers to a province that is legally part of a sovereign state.

When you use the remove_core command, you're effectively saying that a province is no longer a de jure part of a given country.

In-Depth Description

The remove_core command in Europa Universalis IV is used to remove a nation's core from a specific province. A 'core' refers to a province that a country claims as an integral part of its sovereign territory.

The syntax for this command is remove_core [province id] [country tag].

Here's an in-depth explanation:

  1. province id: The id of the province you wish to remove the core from. Province IDs are fixed and they represent a specific land in the game (like Ohio, Paris, and so on).

  2. country tag: The country tag of the nation you wish to remove the core of. The country tag identifies every playable nation in the game in a unique way (like FRA for France, SPA for Spain).

So, for example, if you wanted to remove France's core from the province of Paris, the command would look something like this: remove_core 183 FRA.

This command can be useful in manipulating the political landscape of your game to your advantage.

It can help you weaken a nation by removing its territorial claims, which can lead to lower stability and higher unrest in affected provinces.

This command is mostly used when you're playing in debug mode or you're trying to setup a particular scenario.

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 .