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Duchy rankBali
Primary culture
Javanese (Malay)

Capital province
Bali (631)

Autocracy Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
ChineseChinese technology group
Balinese ideas
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Traditions.png Traditions:

−20% Light ship cost
+10% Goods produced modifier

Global settler increase.png Island Settlers

+20 Global settler increase

Technology cost.png Imported Javanese Culture

−5% Technology cost

Yearly prestige.png Aristocratic Refugees

+1 Yearly prestige

Tolerance of the true faith.png Staunch Hindus

+2 Tolerance of the true faith

Morale of armies.png Conquerer Dalems

+15% Morale of armies

Missionary strength.png Hindu Reformation

+2% Missionary strength

Manpower recovery speed.png Rivals to Slaves

+10% Manpower recovery speed

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−15% Aggressive expansion impact

Bali is a minor Hindu nation, that now begins as a tributary of Flag of Majapahit Majapahit at the 1444 start.

Decisions[edit | edit source]

Bali can form Malaya.


Execute decision.pngForm Malaya

Unify all Malayan provinces in the region under one strong ruler.

Potential requirements

Flag of Malaya Malaya does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Playing with normal or historical nations


The country:

  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not at war.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • if is Muslim, then owns provinces:
    • Kutaraja (627)
    • Melaka (596)
    • Brunei (636)
    • Makassar (641)
    • Demak (629).
  • else, owns provinces:
    • Palembang (622)
    • Pakuan (2687)
    • Surabaya (628)
    • Kutai (638)
    • Chaiya (2390).
  • owns at least 40 provinces in:


The country:

  • becomes Flag of Malaya Malaya.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige.
  • gets the Msg event.png event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’, unless it is a custom nation.
  • gets the Msg event.png event 'A Maritime State'
  • increases rank to Kingdom rank kingdom, if it is a Duchy rank duchy
  • removes all provinces from the Holy Roman Empire, if it is a member and not an elector or the emperor.
  • gets a permanent claim on all unowned provinces in:
  • gets “Increased Centralization” for Time Icon.png 10 years, giving:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest.

The AI will always take this decision.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Balinese missions

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Strategy The below is one of many player suggested strategies for Bali. Bear in mind, due to the dynamic nature of the game, it may unfold differently for other players.

With the most recent patch, it is now possible to start the game in 1444 as Bali. Beginning as a tributary of the the Flag of Majapahit Majapahit Empire, Bali has an opportunity to expand, both due to the oncoming collapse of Majapahit due to the built-in disaster, and, unusually, through the very early colonization of a few neighboring islands. Bali is a Hinduism Hindu religion Monarchy, with a meager 9 development and a minimal army and navy. They share a strait with another tributary of Majapahit, Flag of Blambangan Blambangan, to the west, and with an uncolonized island, Lombok, to the east. Bali shares sea zones with only its two closest neighbors. Bali's national ideas include bonuses for tech cost reduction, settler growth and religious conversion as well as decent military boosts.

Initial Moves[edit | edit source]

Bali's only target for early conquest is Flag of Blambangan Blambangan, which has slightly higher development than Bali and is their guaranteed rival at game start, being the only eligible target. The best course of action is likely to be patient, build relations with Flag of Sunda Sunda and Flag of Banjar Banjar, and see what happens to the Majapahit mainland. As part of the event, disloyal vassal states of Majapahit called Flag of Demak Demak and Flag of Mataram Mataram may emerge and may even become independent by event, causing further weakness in your overlord, or becoming a new target themselves. Kediri (2691) or Kotagede (2690) are good provinces to fabricate claims on, as Mataram may emerge there. Accumulate favours with your allies and wait for the right moment to strike. Once at war, take as many loans as you need to win; full annexation will be the likely result of any lost war.

Alternatively, you can develop your island and, once you can afford it, complete Bali's short mission tree which grants you colonies on Lombok and later Sumbawa. Once both are complete, this will grant you access to forge claims on the Sulawesi nations, such as Flag of Makassar Makassar. When declaring war, be mindful that, due to the necessary amphibious landing and Bali's weak initial economy, most battles may be more difficult than expected. Landing in uncolonized native territory is not recommended: the natives do put up a decent fight against a player with MIL Technology 4 Chinese units. However, this also means that if the player wins the first battle, the defeated army will sometimes retreat into native territory and be destroyed there. Later on, a safer way is to settle a colony in the adjacent territory and launch an attack from there.

It is recommended to choose Exploration ideas as the first idea group; a colonist can be sent around the Spice Islands right away, although the islands east of Java are not the easiest place to colonize initially. Most of the archipelago is covered with terra incognita, and while the natives in Java can be difficult to deal with, the development from there can be very valuable. The initial re-settlement of the Spice Islands will require full military support and the stationed troops can still lose, if the aggressive natives spawn in short successions. Since all the islands west of Irian (Papua) do not count as overseas, full development increase can be expected from these provinces, although it also means overextension and normal coring cost in the meantime.

Other good idea groups for Bali are Expansion, Maritime, Naval, Quality, Religious and Defensive.

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