Offering tribute is one of several ways to end a war. This option concedes defeat, and opens the menu in which the player chooses what to give his opponent in order to end the war. It should only be taken when the player is losing a war, or when the war needs to be quickly ended.
There are a number of options when offering tribute in a peace negotiation.
|Concede defeat||Victor only gains prestige||No infamy acquired by the victor|
|Cede provinces||Ownership of selected provinces passes from losing nation to victor||Normally, the loser may offer every occupied province that is not their capital.|
|Give up cores||Losing nation will no longer have claims to the selected provinces.|
|Cancel vassals||Selected existing vassals of the losing nation will be released from their master.|
|Release nations||One or more of the losing nation's provinces will be freed as independent nations.||Released nations are born as allies to the victorious nation.|
|Force religion||Losing nation changes state religion to match the victor.|
|Offer tribute||Losing nation pays reparations, in ducats|
|Cancel treaties||Losing nation cancels treaties with the selected third-party countries.||Treaties include alliances and guarantees.|
|Join Trade League (if applicable)||Losing nation joins the victor's Trade League||This option is only available to Merchant Republics.|