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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.

Cultural decisions country decisions for dealing with Culture.

Accept Cultural Shift

' Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions: Acquisition conditions:
  • Stability at least 1
  • At peace
  • Country is not a subject nation
  • The following nations are not eligible for culture shifts:
    • France, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, HRE, Papal State, Italy, Spain, Russia, Byzantium, Persia, Mongol Khanate, Japan, Manchu, Ming, Prussia

Effects:
  • Primary culture shifts to capital's culture
  • -5 to stability
AI behavior:
  • None


Commission Tapestry

Lo! A star seen on the northern sky heralds our country's bright future. Weave our nation's history in threads of linen, and the Norns will surely reflect it in their threads of fate. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • Before 1450
  • Not taken this decision in the last 20 years
Acquisition conditions:

Effects: AI behavior:
  • None


Gilded iconography

Transform our churches from mere places of worship to works of art. By lending our patronage to a native tradition of iconography, we can become a cultural beacon of Christendom! Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions: Acquisition conditions:
  • Have at least 1 magistrate
  • Have at least half a year of income in the treasury

Effects: AI behavior:
  • None


Arrange Organ Concert

Send one of our magistrates to arrange an organ concert in the South German school. After all, they say that music can calm even the wildest beast. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • has_building = temple
  • owner = {
    • has_country_modifier = south_german_organ_tradition
  • has_owner_religion = yes
Acquisition conditions:
  • not = { has_province_modifier = organ_concert }
  • owner = {
    • officials = 1
    • treasury = 10

Effects:
  • add_province_modifier = {
    • name = "organ_concert"
    • duration = 1825
    • giving:
      • local_revolt_risk = -5
      • cultural_tradition = 0.01
      • local_tax_modifier = -0.05
  • owner = { officials = -1
  • treasury = -10
AI behavior:
  • None


Byzantine refugees

My Lord, Byzantium has fallen to the Saracens. The last bastion of the Roman Empire, the City of Constantine, is now in Turkish hands. As Christendom reels from the shock, Byzantine refugees flock to the cities and courts of Europe, bringing with them old manuscripts of classical knowledge, tracts by Aristotle, Plato and Galen, and a thorough knowledge of both Latin and Greek. Inviting these refugees to $COUNTRY$ might provide an enormous boost to our own efforts in the fields of culture and science. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • Be in either western or eastern technology group
  • Be a part of the Christian religion group
  • Byzantium does not exist
  • The year is not past 1500
Acquisition conditions:

Effects: AI behavior:
  • None


Charter a Guild of St Luke

Saint Luke, the patron saint of artists, often came to lend his name to artists guilds in Western Europe, the most famous, perhaps, in Antwerp. Chartering a guild here in $COUNTRY$ might be a tad on the expensive side, but the cultural benefit will be there for all to see. Developing the Guild's bueraucracy will also strengthen our native bureaucratic tradition. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • Be Catholic
  • Have a Fine Arts Academy in any of your provinces
  • Have the idea Patron Of Art
Acquisition conditions:
  • Have at least 20% of your yearly income
  • Have at least one magistrate

Effects:
  • Lose 20% of your yearly income immediately
  • Lose one magistrate
  • Add the country modifier "Guild Of St Luke" for 36500 days (100 years), giving:
    • +5% cultural tradition per year
    • -10% tax modifier
    • +0.2 magistrates per year.
AI behavior:
  • None


Commedia dell'Arte performances

Hear ye, hear ye! Let loose Pantalone, Harlequin, and all the other stock characters of the traditional Commedia dell'Arte on your unsuspecting population, and watch as they are entertained by the antics and the shenanigans. A good piece of comedy can make anyone forget for a while that their everyday lives are wasted away laboring under the yokes of tyrannical rulers. Plus, it's fun! Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • Part of the Western technology group
  • The year is at least 1550
  • Part of the Christian religion group
  • It's not past the year 1700
Acquisition conditions:
  • Have at least 10% of your yearly income in your treasury
  • Have at least one magistrate

Effects: AI behavior:
  • None


Commission Painting

Hire one of the great artists of the time to create a masterpiece. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions: Acquisition conditions:
  • officials = 1

Effects:
  • cultural_tradition = 0.05
  • officials = -1
AI behavior:
  • None


Diwani script

A cursive style of Arabic calligraphy, originated in the Ottoman Empire of the 15th and 16th centuries, the Diwani Script was thus named for its intended use on royal decrees issued by the Ottoman diwan, the cabinet of the Ottoman state. Strengthen our rule by proclaiming our edicts, and the word of God, in the harmonies of calligraphy. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions: Acquisition conditions:

Effects: AI behavior:
  • None

Comment: The country modifier was changed with DW.png Divine Wind. For the HTTT.png version see here.


Endorse Culture

Endorse local artists and performers in various projects. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions: Acquisition conditions:
  • officials = 1
  • prestige = 0.5
  • NOT = { war_exhaustion = 0.1 }

Effects:
  • cultural_tradition = 0.08
  • officials = -1
  • prestige = -0.10
AI behavior:
  • None


Endorse Renaissance Philosophy

You, with no limit and no bound, may choose for yourself the limits and bounds of your nature. We have placed you at the world's center so that you may survey everything else in the world.'
--Mirandola, Piccolo -- 'Oration on The Dignity of Man
Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • Year is at least 1450 but not yet 1600
  • Less than 6 provinces in size
  • In the Western technology group
  • Not already under the effect of Blooming Renaissance
Acquisition conditions:

Effects: AI behavior:
  • None


Golden Age of Dutch painting

The Dutch Republic, recently Calvinist, recently independent, and with strong undercurrents of humanistic thought and philosophy, had in the late 16th century set the philosophical stage for a break with the established artistic traditions and ideals of the old catholic Europe. Riding on the back of the wealth coming in from the developing trade through Amesterdam, we could help usher in a Golden Age for Dutch painting Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • 97 = {
    • cot = yes
    • religion = reformed
  • not = {
    • has_country_modifier = dutch_masters
  • technology_group = western
  • idea = patron_of_art
Acquisition conditions:
  • years_of_income = 0.6
  • officials = 1

Effects:
  • years_of_income = -0.6
  • officials = -1
  • add_country_modifier = {
    • name = "dutch_masters"
    • duration = 18250
    • giving:
      • cultural_tradition = 0.02
      • trade_tech_investment = 4
      • global_trade_income_modifier = 0.02
      • global_tax_modifier = -0.04
AI behavior:
  • None


Introduce Heir

$HEIR$ has come of age. Let us arrange a formal introduction to the court, where we can officially recognize $HEIR$ as the heir-apparent to the $COUNTRY_ADJ$ throne Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • government = monarchy
  • has_heir = yes
  • heir_age = 15
  • not = {
    • heir_age = 18
Acquisition conditions:
  • years_of_income = 0.1
  • diplomats = 1

Effects:
  • add_country_modifier = {
    • name = "heir_introduced"
    • duration = 1460
    • giving:
      • prestige = 0.01
      • legitimacy = 0.01
      • cultural_tradition = 0.02
  • prestige = 0.05
  • years_of_income = -0.1
  • diplomats = -1
AI behavior:
  • None


Liberté, égalité, fraternité

Like a mighty torch, bringing the light of reason into even the darkest corners of the old and new worlds, the Enlightenment is sweeping across the world. Supporting this movement will doubtlessly lead to advances in science and philosophy, but the movements notions about human freedom, and the unalienable rights of man, may cause a bit of a rebellious fervor in our country. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • NOT = { innovative_narrowminded = -2 }
  • year = 1650
  • technology_group = western
  • NOT = {
    • year = 1800
Acquisition conditions:
  • NOT = { innovative_narrowminded = -4 }
  • officials = 1
  • ADM = 6
  • years_of_income = 1
  • prestige = 0.4

Effects:
  • add_country_modifier = {
    • name = "enlightenment_movement"
    • duration = 7300
    • giving:
      • technology_cost = -0.2
      • missionaries = -1
      • trade_tech_investment = 20
      • government_tech_investment = 20
      • production_tech_investment = 20
      • cultural_tradition = 0.05
      • papal_influence = -3
      • global_revolt_risk = 8
  • officials = -1
  • years_of_income = -1
AI behavior:
  • None


National Epic

Our subjects have taken to telling tales and legends about $RANDOM_OLD_MONARCH$. The legend says that in $COUNTRY$'s darkest hour, he will return to our nation, and deliver it from evil. Regardless of the truth in that statement, we could use this in our propaganda. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • government = monarchy
Acquisition conditions:
    • has_country_modifier = epic_to_monarch
  • prestige = 0.1
  • officials = 1
  • years_of_income = 0.1

Effects:
  • officials = -1
  • years_of_income = -0.1
  • add_country_modifier = {
    • name = "epic_to_monarch"
    • duration = 3650
    • giving:
      • cultural_tradition = 0.01
AI behavior:
  • None


Support Baroque Music

Only the Allmighty knows what artistic talent has gone wasted because of too little money, too little food and too little love. Help struggling composers in $COUNTRY$ with your patronage, and they will help you in return. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • year = 1600
  • not = {
    • year = 1750
    • has_country_modifier = the_sound_of_music
  • technology_group = western
Acquisition conditions:
  • any_owned_province = {
    • has_building = fine_arts_academy
  • officials = 1
  • years_of_income = 0.1

Effects:
  • add_country_modifier = {
    • name = the_sound_of_music
    • duration = 3650
    • giving:
      • global_tax_modifier = -0.10
      • global_revolt_risk = -3
      • cultural_tradition = 0.05
  • officials = -1
  • years_of_income = -0.1
AI behavior:
  • None


Support The Florentine School

Because of our relative notability, we are in a position to support the Italian artists in the Florentine School. Being perceived as patrons of international art will definitely help our propaganda efforts. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • In Western technology group
  • Year is before 1500
  • Not already Supporting the Florentine School
Acquisition conditions:

Effects:
  • Remove 3 Magistrates
  • Remove 1 Diplomat
  • Reduce treasury by 40% of yearly income
  • Add country modifier Supporting the Florentine School for 10 years
AI behavior:
  • None


The Last Jousting Tournament

We can feel it in the wind. Soon our equestrian elite will be nothing more than a dream remembered, as the chivalrous tradition dies out before the onslaught of modernity. The world is changing, but for now, for one last time: Let the Knights of $COUNTRY$ ride! Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • technology_group = western
  • government = monarchy
  • not = {
    • land_tech = 11
Acquisition conditions:
  • army_tradition = 0.15
  • cultural_tradition = 0.05
  • officials = 3
  • years_of_income = 0.2

Effects:
  • set_country_flag = last_jousting_tournament_held
  • add_country_modifier = {
    • name = "the_last_joust"
    • duration = 3650
    • giving:
      • army_tradition = 0.04
      • cultural_tradition = 0.02
      • land_morale = 0.1
  • officials = -3
  • years_of_income = -0.2
AI behavior:
  • None


The South German Organ Tradition

The South German organ tradition was a school of German organ composers, whose work was largely inspired by earlier Italian traditions, learned by the Germans from studies under Italian masters. Known for improvisatory preludes, chaconnes and passacaglias, the music of the South German Organists is something we could consider supporting. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • year = 1630
  • NOT = {
    • year = 1720
    • has_country_modifier = south_german_organ_tradition
Acquisition conditions:
  • technology_group = western
  • culture_group = Germanic
  • any_owned_province = {
    • has_building = temple
  • officials = 3
  • years_of_income = 0.5

Effects:
  • add_country_modifier = {
    • name = "south_german_organ_tradition"
    • duration = 10950
    • giving:
      • global_revolt_risk = -1
      • cultural_tradition = 0.01
  • officials = -3
  • years_of_income = -0.5
AI behavior:
  • None


The Way of Tea

While tea had been grown in Japan at least since the 9th century, the more refined aesthetics of the Chanoyu, The Way of Tea, only developed fully during the early parts of the 15th century. Part religious ceremony, and part cultural tradition, The Way of Tea could become an integral part of our cultural heritage. Type:
  • Country

Visibility conditions:
  • religion = shinto
  • is_daimyo = yes
  • not = {
    • has_country_modifier = way_of_tea
  • NOT = {
    • any_country = {
      • capital_scope = { has_province_modifier = controls_tea_trade }
Acquisition conditions:
  • cultural_tradition = 0.25
  • advisor = theologian
  • trading_part = {
    • trade_goods = tea
    • value = 0.2

Effects:
  • any_country = {
    • limit = { has_country_modifier = way_of_tea }
    • remove_country_modifier = way_of_tea
  • add_country_modifier = {
    • name = "way_of_tea"
    • duration = -1
    • giving:
      • cultural_tradition = 0.03
  • capital_scope = {
    • add_province_modifier = {
      • name = "controls_tea_trade"
      • duration = 365
    • giving:
      • cultural_tradition = 0.03
AI behavior:
  • None


Support Local Customs

Increase stability by promoting cultural diversity and allowing cultural minorities to practice their old traditions in peace. Type:
  • Provincial

Visibility conditions:
  • The province does not share the same national culture
  • The province shares the same national religion
Acquisition conditions:

Effects:
  • Get the country modifier Local Customs indefinitely, giving:
  • Note: the modifier does not expire, but it can get removed by the event Minority Groups once the province is converted to the state religion.
AI behavior:
  • None


Promote Cultural Unity

A significant part of the population in $PROVINCENAME$ dreams of independence under a local flag, despite the fact that they are so similar to us. All they need is some proper $COUNTRY_ADJ$ education! Type:
  • Provincial

Visibility conditions:
  • The culture of the province is in the same culture group as the state culture of the province owner
  • The is following the state religion
  • The province has at least one core of a non-existing nation
Acquisition conditions:

Effects:
  • All cores of non-existing nations are removed from the province
  • Lose 2 magistrates
AI behavior:
  • None


Arrange festival

' Type:
  • Provincial

Visibility conditions: Acquisition conditions:

Effects: AI behavior:
  • None