Commonwealth

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Kingdom rankCommonwealth
Commonwealth.png
Primary culture
Polish (West Slavic)

Capital province
Krakow (262)

Government
Elective MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion
CatholicCatholic.png

Technology group
EasternEastern technology group
Polish ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
−10% Cavalry cost
+1 Max promoted culture

Production efficiency.png Promote the Folwark System

+10% Production efficiency

Stability cost modifier.png Nihil Novi

−10% Stability cost modifier
−0.02 Monthly war exhaustion

National manpower modifier.png Piechota Wybraniecka

+25% National manpower modifier
+10% Infantry combat ability

Cavalry combat ability.png Winged Hussars

+33% Cavalry combat ability
+10% Cavalry to infantry ratio

Regiment cost.png Wojsko Komputowe

−10% Regiment cost

Discipline.png Found the Foreign Section

+5% Discipline

Morale of armies.png Focus on Field Defense

+15% Morale of armies

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+3 Tolerance of heretics

The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Obojga Narodów) does not exist at the beginning of the Grand Campaign, only being playable between July 1569 and 23 October 1795. It is a formable country, formable by both Poland and Lithuania.

The Commonwealth was established by the Union of Lublin in July 1569, between the Kingdom of Flag of Poland Poland and the Grand Duchy of Flag of Lithuania Lithuania. While Poland and Lithuania were already in personal union since 1386 under the Jagiellonian dynasty, the union created a completely new political entity. Both Poland and Lithuania have the national decision to form the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth is an elective monarchy led by a king whose power is limited by the Sejm (lower house of the parliament) resulting in unique political problems. Furthermore, the Commonwealth is a multi-cultural and multi-religious state. In the age of religious wars and persecution of minorities, this kind of state is truly unique because it has been created on fundamentals of religious tolerance and personal freedom. Unfortunately high ideals don't always work when faced with the harsh realities of the world, and the ruler of Commonwealth will have to face many internal problems and deal with them quickly. Because if the power and dominance of the Commonwealth start to crumble despotic and totalitarian neighbors will attack without hesitation.

Missions[edit]

Main article: Polish missions

The Commonwealth missions are shared with Poland and have similar aims including the subjugation and conquest of neighboring rivals: the Flag of Teutonic Order Teutonic Order, the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans and Flag of Russia Russia.

Events[edit]

Main article: Polish events

The Commonwealth has a large number of events tying into handling the Sejm (parliament). Most of these are covered under the Polish events page.

The most prevalent of these is a coin flip each time a new ruler is elected which decides whether the Sejm will agree or disagree overall with your ruler's ideas; this will either increase or decrease various things like technology cost and inflation.

Decisions[edit]

If Flag of Lithuania Lithuania forms Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth, it has the decision to move capital to Warsaw. This decision can only be made once - that is, if Poland moves the capital to Warsaw (also raising its development) before forming the Commonwealth, it cannot make the decision a second time.

Execute decision.pngMove Capital to Warsaw


With the incorporation of the duchy of Mazovia Warsaw has become the seat of the Sejm. Perhaps it would be wise to move the seat of royal government there so we can work better with the nobility?


 
Potential requirements

The country:

  • is Flag of Poland Poland or the Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth.
  • owns Warszawa (257).
  • does not have Warszawa (257) as capital.
  • has not yet made this decision.
Allow

This country is not at war.
Warszawa (257) is a core province of this country.


Effects

Warszawa (257):

  • becomes the capital of this country.
  • gains Tax Base Icon.png 1 base tax.
  • gains Production.png 1 base production.
  • gains Local manpower modifier.png 1 base manpower.

This country gains Prestige.png20 prestige.

Formation[edit]

Execute decision.pngForm Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Poland)


Replace the personal union between Poland and Lithuania with a real union, welding the two countries together into one powerful state, capable of withstanding our enemies.


 
Potential requirements

The Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth does not exist.
This country:

Flag of Lithuania Lithuania:

  • exists.
  • is controlled by the AI.
  • has never been controlled by a human player.

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

Flag of Poland Poland:

Flag of Lithuania Lithuania:

  • has never been controlled by a human player.
  • has 47 cities or fewer.[1]

Flag of Mazovia Mazovia does not exist.


Effects

The country:

A random owned province with Polish culture:

  • gains Tax Base Icon.png1 base tax.

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • does not have Lithuanian as an accepted culture
    • then it gains Lithuanian as an accepted culture.

Execute decision.pngForm Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Lithuania)

Replace the personal union between Poland and Lithuania with a real union, welding the two countries together into one powerful state, capable of withstanding our enemies.
 
Potential requirements

The Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth does not exist.
This country:

Flag of Poland Poland:

  • exists.
  • is controlled by the AI.
  • has never been controlled by a human player.

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

Flag of Lithuania Lithuania:

Flag of Poland Poland has 32 cities or fewer.[2] Flag of Mazovia Mazovia does not exist.


Effects

The country:

A random owned province with Lithuanian culture:

  • gains Tax Base Icon.png1 base tax.

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • does not have Polish as an accepted culture
    • then it gains Polish as an accepted culture.

Execute decision.pngEnforce Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth


Poland and Lithuania has a common history of close cooperation and through the Union of Vilnius and Radom our respective aristocracies where integrated with one another in 1413. While fate has since then brought us apart our interests remain closely aligned and now that we control both the core of the Lithuanian and Polish lands it is perhaps time we let our old friends become stakeholders in a joint state.


 
Potential requirements

The Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth does not exist.
This country:

Poland and Lithuania are not in a personal union together.
If the country is AI-controlled then

  • it can not be a custom nation.
  • either Poland or Lithuania does not exist.
Allow

This country:

Flag of Mazovia Mazovia does not exist.


Effects

The country:

A random owned province with the country's primary culture:

  • gains Tax Base Icon.png1 base tax.

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • does not have Polish as an accepted culture
    • then it gains Polish as an accepted culture.
  • does not have Lithuanian as an accepted culture
    • then it gains Lithuanian as an accepted culture.

References[edit]

  1. Lithuania starts with 38 provinces, so this is true unless they have gained 10 more.
  2. Poland starts with 22 provinces, so this is true unless they have gained 10 more.
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