Commonwealth

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

Capital province
Krakow (262)

Government
Elective Monarchy Government monarchy.png

State religion
CatholicCatholic.png

Technology group
EasternEastern technology group
Commonwealth(PLC) ideas
Notes:

Gained if formed by country with :

  • Primary culture isnt Lithuanian

Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% Nobility loyalty equilibrium
+2 Max promoted cultures

Goods produced modifier.png The Folwark System

+10% Goods produced modifier

Idea cost.png Jagiellonian University

−10% Idea cost

Army drill gain modifier.png Obrona Potoczna

+25% Army drill gain modifier
+1 Yearly army tradition

Cavalry combat ability.png Winged Hussars

+30% Cavalry combat ability
May recruit winged hussars

Monthly administrative power.png Refinement of Golden Liberty

+1 Monthly administrative power

Infantry combat ability.png The Polish Royal Guards

+15% Infantry combat ability

Discipline.png Tempered by Neighbors

+5% Discipline

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+3 Tolerance of heretics
Commonwealth(LPC) ideas
Notes:

Gained if formed by country with :

  • Primary culture is Lithuanian

Traditions.png Traditions:

+25% National manpower modifier
+3 Tolerance of heretics

Land leader shock.png Warlord Dukes

+1 Land leader shock

Discipline.png Tempered by Neighbors

+5% Discipline

Development cost.png New Magdeburg Laws

−10% Development cost
+5% Goods produced modifier

All estates' loyalty equilibrium.png Reciprocal Guarantee of Two Nations

+5% All estates' loyalty equilibrium
−15% Diplomatic annexation cost

Cavalry combat ability.png Lithuanian Hussars

+25% Cavalry combat ability
May recruit winged hussars

National unrest.png Statutes of Lithuania

−2 National unrest

Technology cost.png Lithuanian Renaissance

−5% Technology cost

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+15% Governing capacity modifier

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.

Formation[edit | edit source]

id

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.
The country:

Flag of Lithuania Lithuania:

  • is controlled by the AI
  • has never been controlled by a human player
  • owns less than 58 provinces

Playing with normal or historical nations

Allow

Flag of Poland Poland:

Flag of Lithuania Lithuania:

  • has never been controlled by a human player.
  • owns less than 58 provinces

Flag of Mazovia Mazovia does not exist


Effects

The country:

A random owned province with Culture icon.png Polish culture:

  • gains Base tax.png 1 Base tax
id

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.
The country:

Flag of Poland Poland:

  • is controlled by the AI
  • has never been controlled by a human player
  • owns less than 32 provinces

Playing with normal or historical nations

Allow

Flag of Lithuania Lithuania:

Flag of Poland Poland:

  • has never been controlled by a human player.
  • owns less than 32 provinces

Flag of Mazovia Mazovia does not exist


Effects

The country:

A random owned province with Culture icon.png Lithuanian culture:

  • gains Base tax.png1 Base tax
id

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.
The country:

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

Playing with normal or historical nations

Allow

The country:

Flag of Mazovia Mazovia does not exist


Effects

The country:

A random owned province with our Primary culture.png primary culture:

  • gains Base tax.png1 Base tax

Events[edit | edit source]

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.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Commonwealth missions

Most of 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.

Decisions[edit | edit source]

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.

id

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

This country:

  • is Flag of Poland Poland or the Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth.
  • owns Warszawa (257).
  • Warszawa (257) is part of a state.
  • does not have Warszawa (257) as capital.
  • has not yet made this decision.
  • if it is AI-controlled then it is not a custom nation.

Playing with normal or historical nations.

Allow

Effects
  • gain Yearly prestige.png 20 Prestige.
  • If Warszawa (257) is part of the HRE, but its owner is not a member then:
  • the province is removed from the HRE.
  • the Holy Roman Emperor:
    • gets the opinion modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the owner, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
    • loses Imperial authority.png1 imperial authority.

Warszawa (257):

  • becomes the new capital of the owner country.
  • gains Base tax.png 1 Base tax.
  • gains Production.png 1 Base production.
  • gains Local manpower modifier.png 1 Base manpower.

References[edit | edit source]


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