Stellaris remove_ethic_pop Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

remove_ethic_pop Command


This command removes an ethic from the target population.

remove_ethic_pop [Population ID] [Ethic ID]


Population ID
The ID of the population you wish to remove an ethic from.
The ID of the ethic you wish to remove.


Here are examples of how to use remove_ethic_pop.

remove_ethic_pop 2 ethic_authoritarian
This command will remove the 'Authoritarian' from the population with the ID 2.
remove_ethic_pop 2 ethic_egalitarian
This command will remove the 'Egalitarian' from the population with the ID 2.
remove_ethic_pop 2 ethic_spiritualist
This command will remove the 'Spiritualist' from the population with the ID 2.
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Quick Overview

The command remove_ethic_pop is used in Stellaris to remove a specific ethic or belief system from a particular population group or pop in the game.

It allows the player to change the political, social, and other behavioral characteristics of a given population by taking away an existing ethic.

In-Depth Description

The Stellaris command remove_ethic_pop is used to remove a specific ethic from a selected population unit ('pop') in the game.

Ethics play an important role in the game as they define how a particular population unit behaves, reacts, votes, and even revolts. Each ethic has a certain influence on the attitudes, policies and the overall happiness of the population.

The remove_ethic_pop command removes a chosen ethic from the selected pop. To use this command, you type remove_ethic_pop followed by the ID of the population unit you want to affect, and the ethic you want to remove.

For example, if you wish to remove the ethic Militarist from a pop with the ID of 20, you would type: remove_ethic_pop 20 ethic_militarist.

This command is very useful in situations where a certain ethic is causing undesirable effects for your empire.

For example, if a pop's ethics are causing social unrest, political instability or unhappiness, you might want to remove the negative ethic. Other scenarios might be to re-balance your population or prepare for a particular diplomatic, scientific, or military strategy.

How to Open the Command Console

In Stellaris, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .

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