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For those still playing earlier versions Check out the old version of the FAQ HERE.

MORALE FAQ V1.08
Special thanks to Ironfoundersson for his work on testing and documenting the 1.08 changes and to ws2_32 for catching an error in one of the formulas.

Notes: Land and Naval Morale is calculated separately.
Stability has no effect on Morale.

Your morale is calculated as follows:
(Base Morale + Domestic Policy Factor + Religion Factor + Maintenance Factor + Monarch Factor + Sole Defender of the Faith Factor) * Bankrupt Factor.

The Maximum Morale level is 7.000, so even if your bonus from DP, Religion and other factors would normally make it higher you are still capped at 7.000


Base Morale: is a function of tech level and can be found HERE


Domestic Policy Factor: (for Land Morale):
Naval/Land = 0.000 to +0.500
Quantity/Quality = -0.250 to +0.250
FreeSubjects/Serfdom = +0.250 to -0.250
Defensive/Offensive = -0.200 to +0.200
So the Maximum Bonus is +1.200 and the biggest penalty is -0.700
Here is the chart
Code:
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Setting       0     1     2     3     4   5    6     7     8     9     10
Offensive   -.20  -.16  -.12  -.08  -.04  0  +.04  +.08  +.12  +.16  +.20
Land          0     0     0     0     0   0  +.10  +.20  +.30  +.40  +.50
Quality     -.25  -.20  -.15  -.10  -.05  0  +.05  +.10  +.15  +.20  +.25
Serfdom     +.25  +.20  +.15  +.10  +.05  0  -.05  -.10  -.15  -.20  -.25
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Domestic Policy Factor: (for Naval Morale):
Naval/Land = +0.500 to +0.000
No other slider affects Naval Morale
So the Maximum Bonus is +0.500 and there is no penalty
Here is the chart
Code:
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Setting       0     1     2     3     4   5    6     7     8     9     10
Land        +.5   +.4   +.3   +.2   +.1   0    0     0     0     0      0
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Religion Factor: (Applies to Land and Naval Morale)
Shiite = +0.500
Hinduism = +0.500
CounterReformed = +0.500
Others = 0.000


Maintenance Factor:
It should be noted that even setting the slider all the way to the left you are still paying 50% maintenance, so the slider goes from 50% to 100%
The effect of Maintenance is based on the BaseMorale for the Tech level exclusive of any other Bonus or Penalty.
It is 0.500 – [Base Morale * (1 - maintenance percentage) / 2]
Some examples:
(Although most players will set this at 50%(fully to the left) when at peace and 100%(fully right) when at war the choice is yours.)
Code:
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Maintenance slider        Formula   
100% (Fully right)     .5 – [Base Morale *   0]
 90%                   .5 – [Base Morale * .05]
 80%                   .5 – [Base Morale * .10]
 70%                   .5 – [Base Morale * .15]
 60%                   .5 – [Base Morale * .20]
 50% (Fully left)      .5 – [Base Morale * .25]
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Monarch Factor:
The Military rating of your monarch (MIL) gives a bonus/penalty to your morale
Monarch bonus = (MIL - 5) * 0.0625
This bonus is capped at -/+ 0.25
So the combined RANGE of the effect is 0.5


Defender of the Faith Factor:
If you claim the title Defender of the Faith you get a +0.15 morale bonus



BP = Bankruptcy Factor
BF=1 if it has been at least 60 months (5 years) since your last bankruptcy or you have never been bankrupt.
Otherwise BF = 0.500
So in other words if you have been Bankrupt in the last 60 months then your Morale, after all other factors are considered, will be cut in half.
Note:
This is not cumulative so you can go bankrupt multiple times and it will only cut your morale in half once. It will just keep resetting the 60 months.


Eg. Here are a few example of some of the tech levels with All DP sliders at 5(neutral)
Code:
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Land
Tech Level    Base Morale     100%Maint.       50%Maint.
       0          1.5           2.0              1.625
       5          2.0           2.5              2.000
      12          3.0           3.5              2.750
      23          4.0           4.5              3.500
      46          5.0           5.5              4.250
      60          6.0           6.5              5.000

Naval
Tech Level    Base Morale     100%Maint.       50%Maint.
       0          1.5           2.0             1.625
      36          3.0           3.5             2.750
      45          4.0           4.5             3.500
      54          5.0           5.5             4.250
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