- +1 Missionary
- +15% Manpower recovery speed
- +5% Discipline
- −10% Stability cost modifier
- −10% Core-creation cost
- +25% Fort defense
- +2% Missionary strength
- +10% National garrison growth
- +10% Garrison size
- +1 Attrition for enemies
- +10% National tax modifier
- −10% Culture conversion cost
Cologne is a TPM in western Germany. It starts as an elector of the Holy Roman Empire. One important thing to remember is that Cologne can't form royal marriages at the beginning of the game, which affects Cologne's diplomacy. Cologne starts off in the Northwest German region. Cologne has the further disadvantage of having their provinces split and enemies surrounding them. In order to survive, Cologne must get a large ally fairly quickly and grab land under the protection of their larger ally.
The Bavarian Archbishops
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A member of the ruling family of Bavaria has been appointed Archbishop of Cologne. This may mean a new era of Bavarian influence here. How shall we proceed?
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Allow Bavarian influence
We will go our own way
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As the ideas of the Enlightenment are sweeping through Europe, we may choose to embrace them ourselves in Westphalia. Our future model state will feature ideas as revolutionary as equal rights for all male population, freedom for serfs and emancipation for the Jews, as well as enabling of free enterprise through abolition of socage and the guilds.
Form German Nation
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Regardless of the absence of a strong, central authority, our nation is prospering. The Hanseatic League, formed by hundreds of towns in northern Germany, has contributed to the prosperity of our nation. Intellectual growth, combined with sea and overland trading, has also helped spur the development and transform our country into a wealthy manufacturing center.
Germany does not exist.
If the country is AI-controlled then it:
The emperor of the Holy Roman Empire: