EU4 state Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
state Command
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This command switches the status of a given province between state and territory. If the targeted province is currently a territory, it will be converted into a state, and if it's a state, it will be transformed into a territory.

state [Province ID]


The ID of the province to toggle state/territory status for.


Here are examples of how to use state.

state 217

This command will make Madrid (province ID 217) a state, if it is currently a territory. If it is currently a state, this command will make it a territory.

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Quick Overview

The state command in Europa Universalis IV is used to toggle the statehood of a specific province for its owner.

This means that the command will change the targeted province's status between being a territory and being a full state.

The effects of statehood include increased administrative efficiency, lower autonomy, and increased taxation. However, making a province a full state also costs administrative power.

In-Depth Description

The state command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is used to toggle statehood for the region's owner where a specific province is located. States in EU4 are actually administrative divisions of your country which directly contribute to your income and manpower.

If a territory is made into a state, it significantly reduces the autonomy of provinces within it which results in more income and manpower.

Remember, when you turn a territory into a state, it will cost you administrative points based on the total development of the state and increase your maintenance costs but it will also give you benefits in terms of increased resource generation due to lower autonomy levels.

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 .