|Unam Sanctam / Deus Vult|
|Culture national idea|
Unam Sanctam / Deus Vult
|Effects||Do not need a casus belli to declare war on heathens|
|Effects since||Do not need a casus belli to declare war on heretics|
|Effects since||grants casus belli – see text|
Papal influence: +5% yearly
Divine Wind and Heir to the Throne
Unam Sanctam grants the following casus belli:
- Cleansing of Heresy – against countries with different religion within the same religious group
- Holy War – against countries of another religious group - if it’s before 1650 A.D. and this country is Christian or Muslim.
- Religious Liberation – against countries of another religious group which owns a province of this country’s religious group - if this country is not Christian or Muslim
For Catholics it also provides additional 5% papal influence yearly.
‘Therefore, of the one and only Church there is one body and one head, not two heads like a monster.’ - Pope Boniface VIII
- Required for Support for the war (6195)
- Required for People angered by our failure to wage war (6196)
- Faster ×0.90 Kirishitan tensions (9008)
- Faster ×0.95 Papal State (event)]] (1081)
- If not Reformed, slower ×2.0 Spread of the Reformation (2012) - If Reformed, faster ×0.8
- If not Reformed, slower ×2.0 Spread of the Reformation (II) (2013) - If Reformed, faster ×0.8
- If not Protestant, slower ×2.0 Spread of Protestantism (2002) - If Protestant, faster ×0.8
- If not Protestant, slower ×2.0 Spread of Protestantism (II) (2003) - If Protestant, faster ×0.8
- Disables The Protestant Reformation (2001)
- Disables The Reformation branches out (2011)
- Disables religious decision: Kirishitan conversion
- Chance ×10.0:
- Spanish mission: Continue the Reconquista
- Chance ×5.0:
- Religious mission: Convert $COUNTRY$
- Chance ×2.0:
For example: Catholic realms consider Protestant, Reformed and Orthodox realms to be heretical, while all other religions are seen as heathen. This means that a nation with Unam Sanctam can declare war without two of the often-seen penalties when declaring war: -2 stability for lack of casus belli and -1 stability because the target nation is in the same religious group.
Unam Sanctam is useful for warmongering realms, especially if they have a rather rare religion. Sometimes, in the aftermath of the Reformation in Europe, there will end up being a single realm with, say, the Reformed faith. If they adopt Unam Sanctam, it will enable them to wage war against all of Europe -if desired- with no need for casus belli at all. Another fine example is Japan. Since they start as the only Shinto nation, Unam Sanctam will allow them to attack everyone without a casus belli.
Note that while Unam Sanctam does remove the casus belli stability hit, it does not undo the reputation hit you incur for declaring aggressive war without cause unless you have a valid casus belli through other means. Any wars you declare without a casus belli will be called the nth War of $Country$ Aggression, and your nation gains 2 points of reputation for declaring war without cause. Declaring war with Casus Belli only involves a single point of reputation. See the article on reputation for more details.
NA and EU3
In EU3 and Napoleon’s Ambition, Deus Vult removes the stability hit for declaring war on heathens.
So for example: Catholic Castille would get no stability penalty for declaring war on Sunni Algiers. With In Nomine, the no-stability hit for heathens was made automatic for all nations, and the idea was replaced by Unam Sanctam.
- Pope Boniface VIII (*1235 – †1303)