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Abbreviations

Here is an alphabetical list of abbreviations and terms used in Europa Universalis 3 and by its players on the forums.

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General EU terms

National Ideas (NI's)

See also: National ideas and National idea review
  • DV = Deus Vult!
  • LEF = Liberté, égalité, fraternité (there is also a decision with the same name)
  • NTP = National Trade Policy
  • SCP = Shrewd Commerce Practices
  • SE = Smithian Economics
  • SR = Scientific Revolution
  • QFTNW = Quest for the New World
  • US = Unam Sanctum

Country related

Country Tags

See Tag for a complete list
  • HAB = Austria (Habsburg Austria)
  • NAT = Natives (Special tag)
  • PIR = Pirates (Special tag)
  • REB = Rebel Scum (Special tag)
  • TUR = Ottoman Empire

Generic Game Lingo

  • AI = Artificial Intelligence (the computer)
  • CTD = Crash To Desktop
  • def = Defense, or 'definitely', or 'defensiveness' (EU:3 fort defensiveness specifically)
  • dmg = damage
  • FoW = Fog of War (areas where you can't see what is happening)
  • gfx = graphics
  • mod = modification
  • MP = multiplayer or manpower
  • RTFM = Read The F'ing Manual
  • tac = tactic
  • UI = User Interface

Game Versions

See also: Versioning
  • vanilla = unmodified version of the game, or EU3 1.X, 2.X, 3.2, or 4.0
  • NA = Napoleon's Ambition, the first expansion pack
  • IN = In Nomine, the second expansion pack (requires the first one)
  • HttT, HT or HT3 = Heir to the Throne, the third expansion pack (requires both NA and IN,or Complete)
  • DW = Divine Wind, the fourth expansion
  • Complete = EU:3 complete, the 'gold edition': EU:3 with its first two expansion packs
  • HoI = Hearts of Iron (the 1st version, or any version depending on the user)
  • HoI2 = Hearts of Iron 2
  • HoI3 = Hearts of Iron 3
  • Vicky or V1 = Victoria (1)
  • V2 = Victoria 2
  • Ricky = 'Revolutions' expansion pack for Victoria (1)
  • EU:R = Europa Universalis: Rome
  • VV = 'Vae Victis', expansion pack for EU:R
  • CK = Crusader Kings
  • EU2 = Europa Universalis 2
  • Dip = Diplomacy
  • CE = Collector's Edition, a special edition of vanilla, not to be confused with Complete

Mods

See also: List of mods
  • D&T = Death and Taxes
  • MM = Magna Mundi
  • MMP = Magna Mundi Platinum (current version, for others check the Magna Mundi subforum)
  • MEIOU = Mihi Est Imperare Orbi et Universo (Latin: "It is my destiny to command to the entire world")
  • WWM = Whole World Mod
  • TOT = Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
  • SRI = Sacra Romanum Imperium
  • TGA = The Golden Age

Forum Lingo

See also: Wiktionary on internet slang
  • AFAIK = As far as I know
  • ASAP = As soon as possible
  • CP = Control Panel (The place to change your forum settings, profile, avatar, etc.)
  • def = Definitely, 'defense', or 'defensiveness' (EU:3 fort defensiveness specifically)
  • FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
  • FUBAR = F***** up beyond all [repair, recognition, reason, etc.]
  • FYI = For your information
  • gf = Girlfriend
  • GG = Gamersgate or 'good game'
  • IDK = I don't know
  • IIRC = If I recall correctly
  • IMHO = In my humble opinion
  • IMO = In my opinion
  • lmao = Laughing my ass off
  • lol = Laughing out loud
  • OMG = Oh my God
  • OP = Original Poster and/or Post
  • OT = Off-topic
  • OTOH = On the other hand
  • thx = Thanks
  • ty = Thank you
  • WAD = Working as designed (i.e. not a "bug" in the game code; this doesn't necessarily mean it isn't a problem)
  • WTF = What the F***
  • WTH = What the Hell
  • yw = You're welcome