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Hello everyone and welcome back to yet another development diary for Europa Universalis 4. Today's topic is a few more minor features coming in The Cossacks expansion, including two new subject interactions.

Threaten War (Expansion Feature)
Threaten War is a new diplomatic interaction that allows you to threaten another nation with war over any province that you have a core or a claim on. If they accept, you take over the province, and gain a 5-year truce with them, whereas if they refuse, you will automatically declare war for that province. You cannot threaten war against a nation that you have a truce with.
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Grant Province (Expansion Feature)
As you might have guessed, Grant Province allows you grant a province to a subject. This interaction lets you give any province to a subject, if that province is adjacent to the subject's lands or within one seazone of the subject's lands. Any core you have on the province will go along with the grant, and the subject will receive a reduction in liberty desire based on the amount of development granted.
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Grant Core/Claim (Expansion Feature)
Similar to grant province, but instead of granting one of your provinces you may grant a core or a claim you have on another nation's province, allowing that province to be more easily taken for the subject. Granting a core or a claim does not decrease the subject's liberty desire.
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That's it for today! This dev diary wraps up the last of the paid features in the Cossacks expansion, so next week we'll be talking about some things that are coming in the free 1.14 patch.
 
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Am I correct in assuming that an OPM will never give in to a threat of war? (since they would cease to exist)

Will the AI be more inclined to agree with a threat of war if the province's religion is a heresy/heathen of the AI and culture is not accepted?

Is is easier to threaten for overseas provinces?

Does the distance matter? Can Russia threaten Aztecs successfully provided they somehow manage to get a claim? Is a direct border or shared seazone with the province in question required? (like if you have some old claim but lost a local foothold)

Interesting times indeed :)

You can't threaten for a capital.
 
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To clarify: since subject interactions are currently a Common Sense feature, does this mean that a player with just The Cossacks will have only these subject interactions, and a player with Common Sense will have only the old ones? Not worried personally, since I'm buying The Cossacks on launch day, but curious. Nice to know that vassal-feeding will be getting a buff in 1.14.

You only get these subject interactions if you have The Cossacks, Common Sense is not needed.
 
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Important Question: Will the AI be granting its vassals some provinces and claims? Or will only human players be able to do this (be able as in the AI not programmed to do this like selling provinces).

AI does it if it calculates that the province is worth a lot more to its vassal than to itself.
 
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