Victoria 2 cheats – the best cheats and console commands

A quick guide to using console commands, as well as a full list of events you can trigger for that perfect run

So, you want some Victoria 2 cheats? Victoria 3 may be on the way, but perhaps you’re playing the previous game to get some understanding as to what to expect. This cult classic grand strategy game is set in the 19th century during a time of great change, of rising nationalism, social welfare, and a major shift towards democratic governments.

Victoria 2 was originally released back in 2010 and has now been elevated to meme-status as we all wait patiently for the sequel, which may not be out until next year. Until that happens though, we’ll have to make do with its slightly archaic design, perhaps freshened up with some Victoria 2 mods.

Unique amongst the Paradox strategy games, Victoria 2 takes place over a relatively short time span but still counts its time in single days. Depending on your goal, you’ll often need to accomplish a lot in a limited timespan, and if things don’t go perfectly, well… we won’t judge you if you need to look up some Victoria 2 cheats and console commands to help smooth things along.

Special mention to Steam user ‘NoseFaceButt’, mainly for the name, but also because they put in a lot of work compiling the commands and events for their own guide, many of which we reference below.

Victoria 2 Cheats and Console Commands

To use Victoria 2 cheats (or, as they are also known as, console commands), you’ll need to either press the ` ‘grave’ or ~ ‘tilde’ keys. This will bring up the in-game console. All you need to do is input one of the below commands and press return (enter) to get the effect you want.

Here is a list of Victoria 2 console commands and Cheats:

  • addresearch(addr) [techname] – Adds research at specified name. (any misspelling=crash)
  • blockade – Blockade province.
    changeowner [TAG] [province id] – Change the current owner of [province id] to the TAG specified.
  • conquerall [country tag] – Set all enemy provinces under our control.
  • debug allmoney – Shows info for money transfers.
  • debug alwaysaddwargoal – Removes limits for wargoal.
  • debug alwaysdiplo – Makes diplomats endless.
  • debug alwaysreform – Eliminates the 1 month wait between reforms. need +50% of the upper-house favourable of reforms. effect won’t disappear till reset game, unknown if AI is affected.
  • debug influence – Makes every Great Power’s influence on every country fixed at 100. When deactivated, all influence levels return to normal.
  • debug invent (invention) – instantly get chosen invention.
  • debug market – Turns on/off a log of price changes.
  • debug researchpoints [number] – rpoints [number].
  • debug yesmen – The AI accepts any deal with the player or other AI players.
  • election – Starts common elections right now.
  • fow – Turn on/off fog of war.
  • goods “XXX” – Gives XXX goods to player plus the same amount of money (Warning: large amount of goods lead to economic problems.)
  • inc – Short version of instantconstruction. Doesn’t affect the AI.
  • inr – Short version of instantresearch. Doesn’t affect the AI.
  • leaderprestige(lprestige) [province] [value] – Adds prestige to leaders attached to units at specified location.
  • Leadership “XXX” – Gives XXX leadership points to the player.
  • militancy [level] – Changes militancy level. Try positive and negative values.
  • militancy [province] [ideology] – Sets high militancy for pops at location and specified ideology.
  • Money “XXX” – Gives XXX money to player.
  • Plurality “XXX” – Sets XXX Plurality Level from 1% to 100%.
  • Prestige “XXX” – Gives XXX prestige to player.
  • reorg – All units in got 100% organization and full strength.
  • researchpoints(rpoints) [num] – Adds specified amount of research points.
  • revolt [ province id] – Rise all the valid rebels of the country that controls [province id] (use twice).
  • showprovinceid(provid) – Toggles province ID visibility in tooltips.
  • spawnunit [unit] [province id] – A [unit] appears in the province specified at 0 organization and full strength. In case of a land unit, the soldiers will come from a random province.
  • suppress [num] – Adds suppression points to your country.
  • tag [TAG] – Change the player country to the one specified. The [TAG] part must be in caps, and more than 1 change “sleeps” the AI of the affected country until reload.
  • teleportselectionto(teleport) [province id] – Teleports currently selected unit to location.
  • upperhouse – Instant upper house reelection.

an in-game Victoria 2 information panel showing various population stats, with tax sliders and income

Victoria 2 Events

Cheats/buffs aren’t the only things you can do via the in-game console. There are plenty of events that can trigger doing a game that result in various changes, or enable new content. Typing ‘Event [num]’ into the console interface and the relevant event will fire.

Government Type Events

  • Event 1000 Make Socialist government available
  • Event 1001 Make Communist government available
  • Event 1002 Make Anarcho-liberal government available
  • Event 1003 Make Fascist government available

Casus Belli Events

  • Event 2510 casus belli – Cut Size
  • Event 2520 casus belli – Humility
  • Event 2530 casus belli – Place in the Sun
  • Event 2540 casus belli – Cut Size
  • Event 2550 casus belli – Drum of War
  • Event 2560 casus belli – Patrimony
  • Event 2570 casus belli – Conquest

Reform Events

  • Event 3000 Health Care In favor of 30% Support in Provence
  • Event 3100 Press Rights
  • Event 3200 Forms a New Political Party
  • Event 3300 Pensions In favor of 20% Support in Provence
  • Event 3400 Unemployment Subsidies In favor of 30% Support in Provence
  • Event 3401 Extend Subsidies or No Subsidies
  • Event 3402 Lower Subsidies or Good Subsidies
  • Event 3403 40% In favor of Acceptable Subsidies or In favor of 40% Acceptable Min. Wage
  • Event 3404 20% In favor of Good Subsidies
  • Event 3500 30% In favor of Trade Unions
  • Event 3600 Safety Regulations
  • Event 3700 40% In favor of Lower Work Hour Reform
  • Event 3750 Public Meetings
  • Event 3800 40% In favor of Increases Wage Reform
  • Event 3900 40% In favor of Trade Unions Reform
  • Event 4000 Slavery Abolishment Movement Support
  • Event 4100 40% In favor of Upper House
  • Event 4200 10% In favor of New Voting System Reform
  • Event 4300 20% In favor of New Vote Franchise Reform
  • Event 12000 Safety Regulations
  • Event 12010 Safety Regulation Reform
  • Event 60108 Extend Slavery or Not to Extend Slavery

Election Campaign Events

  • Event 14000 Trade Policy
  • Event 14010 Economy
  • Event 14020 Religion
  • Event 14030 Citizenship
  • Event 14040 War
  • Event 14050 Protectionism
  • Event 14060 Protectionism vs. Free Trade
  • Event 14070 Laissez Faire
  • Event 14080 Interventionism
  • Event 14090 State Capitalism
  • Event 14100 Planned economy
  • Event 14110 Atheism
  • Event 14120 Secularized
  • Event 14130 Pluralism
  • Event 14140 Moralism
  • Event 14150 Residency
  • Event 14160 Limited Citizenship
  • Event 14170 Full Citizenship
  • Event 14180 Jingoism
  • Event 14190 Pro-Military
  • Event 14200 Anti-Military
  • Event 14210 Pacifism

Upper House Events

  • Event 18000 10.0 Socialist
  • Event 18010 5 Liberals and 2 Conservatives add or 5 Conservatives and 2 Liberals add
  • Event 18020 20.0 Liberals
  • Event 18030 10.0 Liberals
  • Event 18040 20.0 Socialists
  • Event 18050 20.00 Liberals
  • Event 18060 10.0 Radicals
  • Event 18070 30.0 Liberals
  • Event 18080 30.0 Radicals
  • Event 18090 45.0 Liberals
  • Event 18100 All Population 20% in Favor of Healthcare Reform
  • Event 18110 All Population 20% in Favor of Subsides Reform
  • Event 18120 50.0 Conservatives
  • Event 18130 50.0 Socialists
  • Event 18150 20.0 Fascist
  • Event 18160 10.0 Liberals
  • Event 18170 30.0 Socialists
  • Event 18180 All Population Loses 1 Consciousness or Lose 1 Militancy
  • Event 18190 All Population 10% in Favor of Jingoism
  • Event 18200 All Population 10% in Favor of Laissez Faire
  • Event 18520 All Population 5% in Favor of Jingoism and Lose 2.0 War Exhaustion or All Population 10% in Favor of Jingoism
  • Event 17500 20% In favor of Socialism
  • Event 18580 All Population 20% in Favor of Pacifism

Crimes & Punishments

  • Event 22000 Enables Trusty System
  • Event 22010 Establish a Penal Colony
  • Event 22020 Penal Reform
  • Event 22030 Foul Murder
  • Event 22040 Chain Gang
  • Event 22050 Wanted
  • Event 22060 Life Without Parole
  • Event 22070 Debtors Prison
  • Event 22080 Capital Punishment
  • Event 44000 Leper Colony Founded in Hawaii

Leadership Type Events

  • Event 60000 Country Becomes Communist Dictatorship
  • Event 60010 Country Becomes Military Dictatorship
  • Event 60020 Country Becomes Radical Dictatorship
  • Event 60030 Country Becomes Fascist Dictatorship
  • Event 60040 Country Becomes Absolute Monarchy
  • Event 60050 Country Becomes Constitutional Republic
  • Event 60060 Country Becomes Semi-Constitutional Monarchy
  • Event 60070 Country Becomes Constitutional Monarchy
  • Event 60080 Country Becomes Military Dictatorship
  • Event 60090 Country Becomes Radical Dictatorship
  • Event 60100 Country Becomes Communist Dictatorship
  • Event 60110 Country Becomes Fascist Dictatorship

Genocide Events

  • Event 21500 Natural Disasters Lose 10 Life Rate and Gain -10% Population in Provence
  • Event 21000 Diseases & Famines -4 Population in Provence
  • Event 4435 Cultural Minority Genocide
  • Event 4434 Religious Minority Genocide

Assimilation Events

  • Event 14680 Requires Mission To Civilize invention and a colony
  • Event 15260 Requires province to not have primary/accepted culture and can’t be a colony
  • Event 15280 Requires the exact same as above, except national value is not a factor.

Militancy, Infamy, Prestige, War Exhaustion & Consciousness

  • Event 18500 All Population Lose 1 Militancy or Lose 1 Consciences and Gain 5.250 Prestige
  • Event 18540 Lose 3 Infamy or 2 Infamy and Gain 5.250 Prestige “changes your national value”
  • Event 18550 Gain 2 Militancy and 10.5 Prestige or Gain 1 Militancy
  • Event 18510 Gain 8.400 Prestige
  • Event 4402 30.00 Improve Relations with Neighbor and gain 5.250 Prestige
  • Event 96150 Lowers the infamy to 25 and Gives 25 Prestige
  • Event 18560 All Population Lose 1 Militancy or Lose 1 Consciences
  • Event 18570 Gain 10 Prestige and Lose 1 Militancy or Gain 814.61 Research Points
  • Event 4305 Provence Lose 2 Militancy
  • Event 12060 Lose 1 War Exhaustion
  • Event 18550 Gain 2 Militancy and 10.5 Prestige or Gain 1 Militancy
  • Event 18560 All Population Lose 1 Militancy or Lose 1 Consciences
  • Event 4402 30.00 Improve Relations with Neighbor and gain 5.250 Prestige

Miscellaneous Events

  • Event 1100 Gold Rush
  • Event 2000 Assimilation Troubles
  • Event 60120 Annexation Event
  • Event 60140 Political Reform Appointed
  • Event 60107 GET them BACK in the kitchen Ends Women Suffrage
  • Event 14680 Baby boom event (1% population growth or fast migration to colonies)
  • Event 18530 Gain 1629.21 Research Points
  • Event 18570 Gain 10 Prestige and Lose 1 Militancy or Gain 814.61 Research Points
  • Event 19000 Great Power Rivalries
  • Event 19500 Boer War Gain casus belli on Zulu
  • Event 4400 Trade Policy Rich and Middle or Middle and Lower Lose Militancy
  • Event 4402 30.00 Improve Relations with Neighbor and gain 5.250 Prestige
  • Event 5000 Introduce New Sport
  • Event 10000 Liberal Revolutions Liberal Gain Militancy
  • Event 13000 Enables Western Influence or Isolationism
  • Event 14500 Colonial Uprisings
  • Event 15000 Nationalist movements Public Meeting/Police Brutality
  • Event 16000 American Civil War (only work if your are playing as USA)
  • Event 17000 Suffragette Movements
  • Event 22500 Economical Events Enables Stock Market Crash
  • Event 23200 Exploration the Nile River
  • Event 23400 Host the Olympics
  • Event 23450 Win a Nobel Prize
  • Event 29900 50% Increases of Farmers Efficiency
  • Event 30000 Host the World Fairs
  • Event 31100 The Discovery of Troy
  • Event 31300 All Population Gain 1 Connectionism
  • Event 33000 Open a Theater in Berlin
  • Event 35000 British Monarchy House Splits
  • Event 37700 Order Church Property Sold
  • Event 18500 All Population Lose 1 Militancy or Lose 1 Consciences and Gain 5.250 Prestige
  • Event 18510 Gain 8.400 Prestige
  • Event 18530 Gain 1629.21 Research Points
  • Event 18540 Lose 3 Infamy or 2 Infamy and Gain 5.250 Prestige “changes your national value”
  • Event 19000 Great Power Rivalries
  • Event 19500 Boer War Gain casus belli on Zulu

We hope you’ve found this guide helpful – we’ll keep it updated with any more Victoria 2 console commands or cheats we discover!

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