EU4 remove_country Console Command

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remove_country Command
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This command obliterates the specified country from the map. All of its provinces will become uncolonized.

remove_country [Country Tag]


The tag of the country you want to remove.

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Quick Overview

The remove_country command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) essentially eliminates a specified country from the game.

When this command is used, all of the provinces that were once owned by the named country become uncolonized land.

This means they are not owned or maintained by any country and are open for colonization.

In-Depth Description

The remove_country command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a console command that completely removes a specified nation and all its provinces from the game map, essentially causing the country to no longer exist in that specific game.

This is a powerful command that can be used to dramatically alter the political landscape of your game.

For instance, if a certain nation is giving you trouble in your campaign and you have the cheats enabled, you could use this command to effectively delete that nation, thereby eliminating any conflicts, alliances, or rivalries you have with them.

To use this command, you would enter remove_country [country tag] into the console, replacing [country tag] with the unique tag identifier of the country you wish to remove.

Each country in EU4 has a unique three-letter code, or tag, that you can use in console commands to refer to that country; for instance, the country tag for France is FRA.

After the command is activated, all provinces that were controlled by the specified country becoming uncolonized, as though no one had ever settled there.

This could potentially alter the balance of power in the region, as neighboring countries may quickly move to colonize these now-unclaimed territories.

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 .