- +1 Yearly legitimacy
- +5% Ship durability
- +10% Manpower recovery speed
- +1 Yearly navy tradition
- +10% National tax modifier
- −10% Naval maintenance modifier
- −10% Sailor maintenance
- +50% Naval force limit modifier
- −1 National unrest
- +2 Tolerance of the true faith
- +10% Church power
- +15% Light ship combat ability
The Danish monarchy has many enemies however, in particular among the cities of the Hanseatic League, an alliance of free cities in control of the Baltic trade that Denmark now threatens. This recently culminated in a series of wars ending in the loss of Slesvig followed by the deposition of the Danish king Erik, now a mere pirate chief on the island of Gotland.
Denmark has just elected a new king from the Bavarian Wittelsbach family. Cristopher has no ties to the Danish or Swedish nobility but it seems he has grand plans for the three Nordic kingdoms, styling himself the first Arch-King of the North.Time will tell what Christopher's legacy will be. The Danish crown has pawned away many of its assets to its leading families while neither the Swedish or Norwegian nobles seem to care much for their new German king. The Norwegians still favor the deposed Erik, while the Swedish nobility was recently united under their regent, Karl Knutsson.
In 1444 Denmark starts as the leader of the Kalmar Union, the senior member of two personal unions; Sweden and Norway. Holstein is Denmark's vassal; these circumstances give the player the chance to expand rapidly and peacefully early on. It is a good idea to annex Holstein first, as Denmark will need 15 provinces to integrate Norway and at the start it only has 10, so the 2 additional provinces will be very welcome. Further on Denmark's goals are mainly keeping the two unions stable and eventually integrate their lands. Afterwards the possibilities for Denmark are plenty, including colonization, fighting Muscovy/ Russia or dominating the North in general.
- Main article: Danish missions
Denmark's missions are focused on controlling the Baltic and Scandinavia.
- Main article: Danish events
Denmark's historical events revolve around the regencies during Christian VII's reign, various reforms, and a few other flavor events.
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For untold centuries the Kingdoms of the North have been divided and locked in internecine power struggles. Previous attempts at Union have ultimately failed, to the delight of their European neighbors. Even so, the vision of a lasting union remains a tantalizing possibility...
Scandinavia does not exist.
If AI-controlled further:
It is not that hard to form Scandinavia as Denmark, since Denmark indirectly controls all needed provinces starting in 1444. To get the Swedish and Norwegian ones, Denmark only needs to integrate the two lesser partners in the Kalmar Union, Sweden and Norway.