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Primary culture
Catalan (Iberian)

Capital province
Barcelona (213)

Feudal Nobility Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Catalan ideas

For Flag of Catalonia Catalonia, Flag of Valencia Valencia and Flag of Majorca Majorca.

Traditions.png Traditions:

+1 Merchant
−15% Light ship cost

Yearly navy tradition.png Consulate of the Sea

+1 Yearly navy tradition

Advisor cost.png Consell de Cent

−10% Advisor costs

National unrest.png Constitution of Catalonia

−1 National unrest

Fort maintenance.png Fortifying Catalonia

−10% Fort maintenance

Manpower recovery speed.png Miquelets

+15% Manpower recovery speed

Morale of armies.png 'Lliures o Morts'

+10% Morale of armies

Production efficiency.png Forges of Catalonia

+10% Production efficiency

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

–20% Morale hit when losing a ship
For the area, see Catalonia (area).

Catalonia is a nation in Iberia. It does not exist in any start date, but can be released by separatist rebels, as part of a war settlement or peacefully as a vassal. Their primary culture is Catalan (Iberian) and the nation has cores on all provinces with this culture (Roussillon (197), Girona (212), Barcelona (213), Urgell, (2987), València (220), Alicante (1750), Tarragona (2988), Majorca (333), Minorca (4559), and Ibiza (4560). In 1444, Flag of Aragon Aragon controls Catalonia's cores. It can take the decision to form Flag of Spain Spain.


Main article: Aragonese missions



Execute decision.pngForm Spanish Nation Militarily

Global expansion in newly discovered areas and the establishment of colonies is transforming Spain into one of the most powerful and wealthiest nations of our time. Spanish explorers are constantly moving into new lands and extending our borders. Immense amounts of gold and silver are being brought back to our motherland, filling the coffers of our state Treasury.

Potential requirements Allow
  • Flag of Spain Spain does not exist.
  • Administrative technology.png Has an administrative technology of at least level 10.
  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • Is not a nomad nation.
  • Is not at war.
  • A Muslim nation does not own a province in Iberia region.
  • Province icon.png Owns the core provinces:
    • Barcelona (213)
    • Zaragoza (214)
    • Valladolid (215)
    • Salamanca (216)
    • Toledo (219)
    • València (220)
    • Granada (223)
    • Sevilla (224)

Provinces map
  • All orange provinces must be owned and cored.
  • Formation grants permanent claims on shaded area.

  • Change country to Flag of Spain Spain.
  • Gain new Mission.png missions.[1]
  • If Duchy rank duchy, set government rank to Kingdom rank Kingdom.
  • If a member of the Imperial authority.png HRE and not an elector / emperor, all own provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • Gain a permanent claim on all not owned provinces of Iberia region, except the areas of: Alentejo, Beira, Macaronesia.
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png25 prestige
  • Set country flag formed_spain_flag
  • Gain “Increased Centralization” modifier for 20 years:
    • −0.05 Autonomy.png Monthly autonomy change
    • +1 National unrest.png National unrest


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

Since Catalonia doesn't exist at any starting point of the game, the player must release Catalonia from Flag of Aragon Aragon and begin as their vassal. The country will begin at a disadvantage, as Aragon will have higher development in addition to a larger starting army and navy. The player will need to immediately seek support for their independence from any rivals of their overlord, preferably a powerful neighbour such as Flag of France France or Flag of Castile Castile. Ideally an independence war should be declared before Aragon has time to secure powerful allies or unite with Castile in the Iberian wedding.

Should Catalonia win its independence, it's worth bearing in mind that the Iberian wedding will not occur if Aragon does not directly border Castile, so taking provinces to separate the two could be advantageous. A foothold in Italy could also be useful, to allow for potential expansion into Naples or Sicily in future.

At this point, the strategy for Catalonia will be similar to that of Aragon. Securing allies that rival Castile and expanding further into the Iberian peninsula will allow the military formation of Spain, opening up opportunities for colonization and domination of the Mediterranean.

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  1. Having Catalan or Aragonese culture gives Aragonese missions while any other culture gives Spanish missions