Diplomatic Actions are interactions between two or more nations that their diplomats carry out. These actions include negotiating treaties, declaring war, or forming alliances. They are a vital part of the game of Victoria 3, and understanding how they work is essential to playing the game well.

Types of Diplomatic Actions

There are three main types of Diplomatic Actions:

  • Instant Actions: These actions have an immediate effect and do not require additional input from the player.
  • Ongoing Actions: These actions take place over time and require checking periodically to see how they progress.
  • Pacts: These are agreements between two parties that offer some mutual benefit and last for a set time

1: Instant Actions

Following are some Instant Actions:

  • Expel Diplomats: This action will immediately remove all diplomats from the nation you are expelling them from. This can be useful if you try to break off relations with another nation.
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  • On Debt: This action will allow you to take on debt from another nation. This can be useful if you need some extra money to fund.
  • Redeem Obligation: This action will allow you to pay off your obligation to another nation. This can be useful if you want to get rid of a debt or reduce your relations.
  • Violate Sovereignty: This action will allow you to violate the sovereignty of another nation. This can be useful if you want to start a war with that nation.

2: Ongoing Actions

Following are some Ongoing Actions:

  • Improve Relations: This action will allow you to improve relations with another nation. This can be useful if you want to establish friendly relations with another nation.
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  • Relations: This action will allow you to damage relations with another nation. This can be useful if you want to make it harder for that nation to declare war on you.
  • Bankroll: This action will allow you to bankroll another nation. This can be useful if you want to help that nation out financially.

3: Pacts

There are two types of Pacts:

  • Subject Pacts
  • Non-Subject Pacts

Subject Pacts

Following are the Subject Pacts:

  • Protectorate: This action is essentially a “big brother” relationship in which the Protecting nation agrees to help defend and provide economic assistance to the Protected nation. In return, the Protected nation must agree to certain terms and conditions.
  • Puppet: A puppet is a country under another country’s control in diplomatic action. The controlling country is known as the puppeteer. A puppet has no diplomatic autonomy and pays part of its income to the puppeteer.
  • Dominion: This action generally refers to a country that is under the control of another country. The controlling country is known as the Dominion, and the Dominion country pays taxes to the Dominion.
  • Territory: A country can take various actions to increase its control over another country’s territory.
  • Tributary Diplomatic Actions: A Tributary is a country that pays tribute to another country in exchange for protection. The tributary also agrees to abide by certain terms.
  • Vassal Diplomatic Actions: A Vassal is a country that is under the control of another country. The vassal pays taxes to the country it is subordinate to and must obey that country’s commands.

Non-Subject Pacts

  • Alliance: An alliance is a diplomatic agreement between two or more countries. Alliances are formed for various reasons, including mutual protection, assistance, and economic cooperation.
  • Customs Union: A customs union is an agreement between two or more countries to remove trade barriers and create a single market for goods and services.
  • Trade Agreement: A trade agreement is a formal agreement between two or more countries to reduce or eliminate trade barriers. Trade agreements can be bilateral, regional, or multilateral.

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