Today we explain Victoria 3 how to colonize. Although learning how to colonize in Victoria 3 won’t make you the nicest country, it will expand your options for resource and population exploitation, boosting your output and, in turn, your GDP. Victoria 3 aims to give a true picture of the world during the Industrial Revolution, flaws and all. Colonialism is a terrible stain on human history.
This means that you are free to colonize decentralized countries all over the world, which will have a bad effect on the local populace but can be very advantageous for your empire.
Victoria 3 how to colonize?
Before you can just go and establish a colony in another country, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements that grant you the ability to start colonizing, such as conducting the necessary research and establishing the necessary laws. Before going into more detail on each step further down, we’ll list the general steps you need to perform in the bullet points below:
- Do some colonization technology research.
- Enable the Colonial Affairs Institution by passing the Colonial Resettlement or Colonial Exploitation statutes.
- Declare an interest in colonizing a strategic area.
- To colonize land, use the ‘Establish Colony’ action.
- Wait for your colony to grow and become established.
If you want to colonize Victoria 3, you must first investigate the Colonization technology in the Society Technology Tree. This enables you to add at least two points to the Colonial Affairs Institution and unlocks the two statutes that explicitly address colonization. You will require the Quinine, Civilizing Mission, and Malaria Prevention technologies, each of which grants an extra point, to add more points to this institution.
The Colonial Affairs Institution will be able to function after one of the two laws that permit colonization is passed. While Colonial Exploitation allows you to particularly create colonies to exploit the area’s natural resources and make use of the native people’s cheap labor, Colonial Resettlement allows you to establish colonies to provide land to your population.
If you are unsure of how to pass laws in Victoria 3, the attached guide provides a detailed explanation. However, in brief, you must ensure that every interest group in government supports one of the colonization laws. Check the Politics Institutions screen after passing a bill to see if Colonial Affairs has been turned on.
The next step is to choose the “Diplomatic Lens” button from the menu bar at the bottom of the screen, then “Declare Interests” from the “Regional Actions” tab. This will enable you to publicly express your interest in a key area that you do not control, letting everyone know that you intend to play a role there. You can express interest in any of the green-highlighted properties if they are present.
You can choose the “Establish Colony” button, which is located next to the “Declare Interests” action, after declaring your interest. This will show all of the world’s decentralized countries that are open to colonization. You can click on the green-highlighted nations in the area you’ve indicated interest in to start establishing a colony.
If you’ve done it right, a timer showing how long it will take to colonize the country will display over it, letting you know. This is dependent on your overall colonial growth, a gauge of how quickly you can settle new territory. As colonial growth rises by 0.10 for every million people in your population, you can increase this by investing more points in the Colonial Affairs Institution and growing your overall population.
This concludes our tutorial on colonization in Victoria 3. You should now be able to start colonies and raise your GDP.