Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica

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Customer notes

Requires Europa Universalis IV (base game) to use this DLC


Res Publica is the third expansion for the much lauded strategy game Europa Universalis IV, that introduces new and unique ways to rule over your populace and govern your nation.

Featuring the introduction of a new government type, this latest expansion also offers new idea groups to explore as well as new gameplay elements for Republics and Dictatorship. Res Publica elevates the art of governance and exploration by allowing the player to experience new ways of receiving bonuses, whilst expanding on their trade empire.

The age of exploration is brought to life in this epic game of trade, diplomacy, warfare and exploration by Paradox Development Studio, the Masters of Strategy. Europa Universalis IV gives you the ability to control a nation and if you have what it takes, you can mold it into an empire that lasts through the ages.

Key Features:

  • New government type - Republican Dictatorship: Republic tradition does not increase regularly during Dictatorship and you will be presented with opportunity to gain power by losing Republic Tradition or losing power while gaining Republic Tradition during your rule.

  • New faction system: Consisting of Aristocrats, Traders and Guilds. Spend power to increase faction influence and reap the benefits of a specific faction’s bonuses.

  • New election events for Dutch Republics: Centered around Statists and Orangists. If Statists are in power elections are held every 4 years, a new ruler will always be be chosen out of 2 random candidates. With Orangists in power there is no election until the ruler is deceased.

  • New Idea Groups: This new feature opens up a the possibility for expanded exploration.

Customer reviews


Small expansion for republic, but mainly National Focus

dreadxp | Nov. 12, 2014 | See all dreadxp's reviews »

While res publica expands the gmaeplay for republics a bit, by adding factinos akin to the ming empire, the real feature of Res Publica is national focus, which allows you to focus your monarch point generation on one area. I.e. instead of getting a base of 3/3/3 per month, you change it to 5/2/2. As usual, I feel the expansion is overpriced, but well worth it, when picked up on a sale.


Good for it's price

m0rogfar | July 16, 2014 | See all m0rogfar's reviews »

This DLC adds new things for the Netherlands and Poland and the new national focus feature. The Netherlands now have unique content and that makes them so much more awesome. The issue with the Orangists is that if you put one in power you will lose a lot of Republican Tradition making it a very dangerous choice. This makes for good strategy and is therefore a good addition to the game. The Poland (and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth) content is good because it effects not just Poland but everyone around them as they struggle to get their favorite on the throne. Poland wants their own candidate as he has better stats (most of the time) so things get interesting quick, especially for multiplayer. The National Focus allows you to get more monarch points in one category and that is something the game needed and it is the feature that makes you buy the DLC. I recommend purchasing this.