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Each POP in Victoria II follows a religion, and each nation has a national religion which they promote. Furthermore, each party also has a religious policy which can mean the only religion allowed is the state religion. POPs who are members of the state religion are more likely to support moralism or pluralism while those who are members of another religion are more likely to support atheism or secularism.

POPs which do not have the same religion as the state religion will assimilate into the national religion over time. Satisfied POPs and POPs of the national culture will generally convert faster.

The national religion of a certain country cannot be changed. It affects certain effects which can or cannot happen depending on the religion of the country.

The religion of a country can decide if certain events can happen or if certain decisions can be taken, or how said events and decisions affect the country. For example: the decision Liquor Prohibition cannot be taken by countries of Muslim faith.

Religious policy

Religious policy is a party issue that determines how much the government endorses a particular religion.

Atheism : Total separation between church and state. Religion is a private matter.

Secularism : Religion is not explicitly part of state policy, but the state tips its hat to traditional religious values.

Pluralism : The state religion is actively promoted, but other religions are tolerated.

Moralism : The church and state are a single body. POPs that belong to a religion other than the state religion face discrimination and are 10% more likely to emigrate.

List of religions

Christian Eastern Muslim Pagan
  • Catholic.png Catholic
  • Coptic.png Coptic
  • Orthodox.png Orthodox
  • Protestant.png Protestant
  • Gelugpa.png Gelugpa
  • Hindu.png Hindu
  • Mahayana.png Mahayana
  • Shinto.png Shinto
  • Sikh.png Sikh
  • Theravada.png Theravada
  • Jewish.png Jewish
  • Shiite.png Shiite
  • Sunni.png Sunni
  • Animist.png Animist