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The Reformation is a scripted event enabling the Protestant religion, which occurs sometime from 1515 through 1526. (Specifically, it occurs randomly on one of the 4000 days from Jan 1, 1515, to Feb 9, 1526.) In real history, the Reformation is generally though to have started in 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. See the wikipedia entry for the Protestant Reformation.

Effects of the Reformation

The advent of the Reformation has the following effects:

  • It immediately converts all provinces to Protestant, which are encoded in province.csv as being Protestant, and which have not already been religiously converted. There are 55 such provinces, covering most of Germany, all of Scandinavia, and the majority of England.
  • It enables Catholic countries to voluntarily change their state religion to Protestant.
  • It adds a fourth religious tolerance slider to Catholic and Orthodox countries. Don't forget to adjust your tolerance when it happens.