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Hello and welcome to another development diary for Europa Universalis IV. This is probably the last one I’ll write for some months, as I’m taking some paternity leave. I’m leaving you in the capable hands of DDRJake though, who’ll give you weekly diaries in June, August and September.. As you all know, we’re a swedish company, so July is sacred and holy, and must be worshipped in the sun.


Speaking of Swedish, I guess it is time to talk about something related. Culture.

Culture in Europa Universalis, as most of you seem to grasp, have nothing with linguistic relations to do, but more of a semi-arbitrary limits of who gets along better with who, and who could rule others easier through history.

Which cultures were accepted in your nation in EU4 has not really been controllable though before, as you get gaining or losing, depending on the presence of a culture in your country.

In 1.18, which we aim to release in the autumn, we have completely removed the cultural acceptance percentage system, and instead give you control over which cultures are accepted or not in your empire.

First of all, there is now a limit on how many cultures a nation can accept.

There is a base of 2 accepted cultures, The Humanist Idea ‘Cultural Ties’ gives you 2 more slots, Enlighetened Despotism increases it with up to 3 at Empire level & Several Nations have ideas giving them an extra slot. There are also policies that can give you an extra slot each if you so desire and Diplomatic Technology gives you up to 5 more slots, currently from level 8, 14, 20, 26 & 31.

If you have too many cultures, you will lose the last one you accepted.

Any accepted or same culture group can be made into primary culture, if its at least 50% of your cored state development. This costs 100 diplomatic power and obviously this means that the cultural shift decision has been made obsolete and is now removed.


You can promote any culture in your nation that has at least 20 cored development in a state. It costs 100 diplomatic power.

You can also remove an accepted culture if you so wish, which costs 10 diplomatic power, and adds 5 unrest in all the provinces with that culture.


Here is a look of the new government window, which includes the culture lists.

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Stay tuned, next week Jake will all tell you about WHY it is better to be a great power than a minor.
 
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Better technology and culture systems in one patch?! It seems the Paradoxian dieties finally listened to our prayers.


yeah, sorry about not replying to prayers last year or so.. i may have had an hangover and was sleeping.

/god of thunder & rock'n'roll
 
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Congratulations on the new child!!

She is not that new, i just have lots of paid days neither of us had used..

I'll still work a day or two each week, but that time will be spent on design issues on eu4, and helping with podcat, king, wiz & doomdark with their games.
 
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Ahhh, I see. Usually when we talking about maternity/paternity leave it's for a new child. It's just vacation otherwise.

Well, if its paid by the government for paternity/maternity, we tend to call it that. Its 480 days that has to be used before the kid turns 8. Not counting sickdays etc.
 
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