Exceptional Year

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This article is accurate for the latest versions of EU3, Napoleon’s Ambition, In Nomine, Heir to the Throne and Divine Wind.

Exceptional Year is a country event giving you the option to have a tax boost. It triggers if you have a tax related advisor, such as the alderman, and its mean time to happen is 2000 months (or 166 years approx.). In Divine Wind 5.1, it was changed to a pulse event.


The following conditions must be met for the event to fire:

  • Have a treasurer, sheriff, aldermann or collector advisor
  • Year is between 1450 and 1549

Mean Time to Happen

The mean time to happen for this event is 2000 months (167 years).

  • Having a production efficiency of at least 50% decreases MTTH by 50%
  • Having stability of at least 1 decreases MTTH by 20%
  • Being a lucky nation decreases MTTH by 50%
  • Having negative stability increases MTTH by 20%
  • Being bankrupt increases MTTH by 50%


Option 1: Collect the benefits over time

  • +25% tax income for 1 year

Option 2: Take advantage of the benefits at once

  • Receive 15% of a year's income in the treasury