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Primary culture
Bavarian (Germanic)

Capital province
Munich (65)

Feudal MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Bavarian ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+10% Cavalry combat ability
+50% Chance of new heir

Legitimacy.png Institute the Everlasting Succession

+1 Yearly legitimacy

Production efficiency.png Bring in the Bavarian Purity Law

+10% Production efficiency

Prestige.png Found the Bavarian State Orchestra

+1 Yearly prestige

Missionary strength vs heretics.png Establish the Geistlicher Rat

+3% Missionary strength vs heretics
+1 Yearly papal influence

National tax modifier.png Become Brewmaster General

+10% National tax modifier

Discipline.png Found a Professional Army

+5% Discipline

Stability cost modifier.png Found the Royal Order of Saint George for the Defense of the Immaculate Conception

−10% Stability cost modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−10% Development cost
For the region, see Bavaria (region).

Bavaria is a regional power in Central Europe. It starts smallish and surrounded by a bunch of even smaller neighbours. It has the advantage of Munich – one of the richest cities in central Europe – but it is smack in the middle of the Holy Roman Empire, so Bavaria needs to tread carefully if it wants to expand. Flag of Austria Austria is right next door; Bavaria will need friends.

Bavaria also starts with the same dynasty as Flag of The Palatinate The Palatinate, so if Bavaria plays its cards right and The Palatinate's allies are rather weak, it could be possible to claim the throne of the Palatinate and force them into a personal union.

While not the best military power, the economic bonuses and early bumps to legitimacy and prestige mean that Bavaria is in a good position to keep its head above water financially and diplomatically, if it can stay out of trouble. By mid-game, if it has all the national ideas and the imperial authority bonus is activated, then it can move to become the ultimate underdog story.


Main article: Bavarian missions

Bavaria's missions center around expanding into their immediate vicinity.


Main article: Bavarian events


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