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Kingdom rankDenmark
Primary culture
Danish (Scandinavian)

Capital province
Sjælland (12)

Feudal Monarchy

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Danish ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+1 Yearly legitimacy
+5% Ship durability

Manpower recovery speed.png Vornedskab

+10% Manpower recovery speed

Navy tradition.png Old Naval Traditions

+1 Yearly navy tradition

National tax modifier.png Found the Rentekammer

+10% National tax modifier

Naval maintenance modifier.png Reorganize the Klaedekammer

−10% Naval maintenance modifier
−10% Sailor maintenance

Naval force limit modifier.png Found the Copenhagen Dockyard

+50% Naval force limit modifier

National unrest.png Den Danske Lov

−1 National unrest

Tolerance own.png Religious Freedom is Atheism

+2 Tolerance of the true faith
+10% Church power

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+15% Light ship combat ability
For the area, see Denmark (area).
Shield Denmark.png
As of the treaty of Kalmar in 1397 the Nordic Crowns of Flag of Norway Norway, Flag of Sweden Sweden and Denmark are intended to be borne by one monarch. Since its inception this Kalmar Union has been lead by the Danes, the strongest and richest of the Nordic powers, close to the continent with an ambition to control and dominate the Baltic Sea area.

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 Flag of Bavaria 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; Flag of Sweden Sweden and Flag of Norway Norway. Flag of Holstein 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 Flag of Norway 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 Flag of Muscovy Muscovy/Flag of Russia 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.


Execute decision.pngForm Scandinavian Nation

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...

Potential requirements

Flag of Scandinavia Scandinavia does not exist.

This country:

If AI-controlled further:

  • has at least 10 cities.
  • is not a former colonial nation

This country:


This country:

  • changes to Flag of Scandinavia Scandinavia.
  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png−0.05 Monthly autonomy change
    • National unrest.png+1 National unrest
  • gets permanent claims on all provinces of the Scandinavia (region) that are not owned by Scandinavia.

If Flag of Scandinavia Scandinavia:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire and not an elector or the emperor
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.

It is not that hard to form Flag of Scandinavia 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, Flag of Sweden Sweden and Flag of Norway Norway.


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The Iron Price icon
Restore the Danelaw region to Danish rule, and make it Danish culture.
Østindisk Kompagni Te icon
As Denmark establish Trade company and have at least 10% Tea market share.
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