National decline

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This article is accurate for the latest versions of EU3, Napoleon’s Ambition, In Nomine and Heir to the Throne 4.1b.
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This is a random country event based on European nations not taking Quest for the New World or Colonial Ventures.

HTTT v.4.1b

ID Prerequisites MTTH Modifiers Notes


240 months (Frequent)

This is a very frequent mid-late game negative event for large empires. Either Quest for the New World or Colonial Ventures prevents it.

National decline

"With the discovery of previously unknown continents and the establishment of new trade routes, a new maritime era has been born. Explorers of other nations are returning home with highly sought cargo of spices, luxuries and commodities and our country's importance as a trading nation has suddenly diminished and we are faced with a sudden economical decline forcing our government to regulate our expenditures."
Option A: Reduce investments in the military
  • Set country modifier Cut Military Investments for 200 days, giving:
    -15 Ducats/mo. land tech investment
    -10 Ducats/mo. naval tech investment
Option B: Reduce investments in production
  • Set country modifier Cut Production Investments for 200 days, giving:
    -25 Ducats/mo. production tech investment
Option C: Reduce investments in the government
  • Set country modifier Cut Government Investments for 200 days, giving:
    -20 Ducats/mo. government tech investment

See also