Formable countries

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A formable country is one that can be formed by decision if certain conditions are met. A reformable country is a formable country that exists at the 1444 start; if it ceases to exist other countries with similar culture may transform into it, adopting their flag, ideas, and identity. All the relevant formation decisions can be found in their respective country pages (unless otherwise stated).

Forming a country through decision

Generally, a nation must meet the following requirements to form most formables:

  • Target formable does not exist
  • Current nation is not an end-game tag
  • At peace
  • Is not a non-tributary subject
  • Is not a Steppe Horde
  • Own and core certain provinces (Some provinces can also be owned by non-tributary subjects)

And forming a country will have the following effects:

  • A new name and color; often some prestige, permanent claims and the "Increased Centralization" modifier.
  • Most formable countries have unique national ideas. An event triggered by the formation decision gives a choice between switching ideas or keeping the existing set. Note that custom nations do not get the event this way.
  • Formation of a new country changes "historical rival" attitudes regarding other countries. For example, if Christian Flag of Ottomans Ottomans form Flag of Roman Empire Roman Empire, they will no longer be historical rivals with Flag of Austria Austria. This also applies inversely; if Flag of Burgundy Burgundy form Flag of France France, they will become historical rivals with Flag of Austria Austria.
  • Forming another nation while being the Emperor of china icon.png Emperor of China resets all reforms made as the previous nation. This is important to keep in mind if looking to form Flag of Qing Qing or Flag of Yuan Yuan.
  • Forming a country may require your capital to be in a region, or it may move your capital. This may void your trade company investments, and if you don't have a main trade port it may move your home node.

Formable countries

All of these formation decisions require that the game is using the historical setup.

Non-colonial formable nations
Country Subcontinent Culture Faith Relocate capital Missions End-game tag Notes
Flag of Aksum Aksum Northern Africa Tigray Yes No Yes Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia can bypass the culture requirement.
Flag of Algiers Algiers Northern Africa Algerian or Berber Yes No No Changes tribal countries into a monarchy.
Flag of Andalusia Andalusia Western Europe in Maghrebi group or Andalusian Muslim Yes YesGolden Century.png Yes
Flag of Aotearoa Aotearoa Oceania Maori Yes No No
Flag of Arabia Arabia Levant in Levantine group except Turkish No No Yes
Flag of Armenia Armenia Persia Armenian Coptic No No No
Flag of Austria Austria Western Europe Austrian No YesEmperor No German regional tag.
Flag of Bavaria Bavaria Western Europe Bavarian Yes YesEmperor No German regional tag.
Flag of Bharat Bharat India in Dravidian, Hindustani, Western Aryan, Central Indian or Eastern Aryan groups Dharmic or Buddhist No YesDharma.png Yes
Flag of Bukhara Bukhara Tartary Yes No No can only be formed by Flag of Uzbek Uzbek. Changes government to monarchy.
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Eastern Europe Bulgarian Christian Yes No No
Flag of Byzantium Byzantium Eastern Europe Greek or Pontic Orthodox Yes Yes Yes Flag of Montferrat Montferrat can bypass the culture and religion requirement.
Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth Eastern Europe - Christian No No Yes Can only be formed by Flag of Poland Poland or Flag of Lithuania Lithuania.
Flag of Croatia Croatia Eastern Europe Croatian or Dalmatian Yes Yes No Changes republics into a monarchy.
Flag of Dai Viet Dai Viet East indies Vietnamese No YesLeviathan.png No
Flag of Dalmatia Dalmatia Eastern Europe Dalmatian No No No
Flag of Delhi Delhi India in Hindustani, Eastern Aryan or Western Aryan group Muslim Yes YesDharma.png No
Flag of Deccan Deccan India in Dravidian group or Marathi Muslim No No No Requires administrative technology 20.
Flag of Egypt Egypt Levant Egyptian Yes No No Requires administrative technology 20.
Flag of England England Western Europe English Yes YesRule Britannia.png No Flag of Mann Mann can bypass the culture requirement.
Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia Northern Africa Amhara Coptic Yes YesOrigins.png Yes Can still form Aksum.
Flag of France France Western Europe in French culture group, Basque or Breton Yes YesEmperor No
Flag of Franconia Franconia Western Europe Franconian No Yes No German regional tag.
Flag of Georgia Georgia Persia Georgian No No No
Flag of Germany Germany Western Europe in Germanic group except Dutch No YesEmperor Yes Requires administrative technology 20.
Flag of Golden Horde Golden Horde Eastern Europe in Tartar group No Yes No
Flag of Great Britain Great Britain Western Europe in British group or Highlander Yes YesRule Britannia.png Yes
Flag of Greece Greece Eastern Europe Greek Yes No No
Flag of Hanover Hanover Western Europe Low Saxon Yes Yes No German regional tag.
Flag of Hausa Hausa Northern Africa Hausa Yes Yes No
Flag of Hawai'i Hawai'i Oceania Polynesian Yes No No
Flag of Hindustan Hindustan India In Dravidian, Hindustani, Western Aryan, Central Indian or Eastern Aryan groups Muslim No Yes Yes
Flag of Holy Roman Empire Holy Roman Empire Western Europe No YesEmperor Yes Formed through the centralization reforms. Can be formed by end game tags.
Flag of Iceland Iceland Western Europe Yes No No May have at most 4 provinces.
Flag of Ilkhanate Ilkhanate Persia in the Altaic or Tartar group Yes No No Must be steppe nomad.
Flag of Inca Inca Andes in Andean group, Caran or Chachapoyan Pagan No No No Changes religion to Inti and tribal/native government into a monarchy.
Flag of Ireland Ireland Western Europe Irish No YesRule Britannia.png No
Flag of Israel Israel Levant Jewish Yes No No
Flag of Italy Italy Western Europe in Latin group Yes YesEmperor Yes
Flag of Japan Japan Far East Japanese No Yes Yes
Flag of Jerusalem Jerusalem Levant Catholic Yes Yes No If your capital is in Egypt or Arabia, any nation can become Jerusalem. (Flag of Provence Provence and the crusader states don't have this requirement). Otherwise Jerusalem will be released as an independent state. Non-theocracies change into a monarchy. Can be formed by hordes.
Flag of Kitara Kitara Southern Africa in Great Lakes group Yes No No
Flag of Kongo Kongo Southern Africa Kongolese Yes YesOrigins.png No
Flag of Kurland Kurland Western Europe - Protestant or Reformed Yes No No Can only be formed by Flag of Livonian Order Livonian Order or Flag of Riga Riga. Changes a theocracy into a monarchy.
Flag of Lanfang Lanfang East indies - - Yes No No Can only be formed by Flag of Sambas Sambas. Changes religion to Confucian and government to republic.
Flag of Lan Xang Lan Xang East indies Lao No Yes No
Flag of Lotharingia Lotharingia Western Europe - - Yes YesEmperor Yes Can only be formed by Flag of Burgundy Burgundy or Flag of Lorraine Lorraine.
Flag of Macina Macina Northern Africa Fulani Muslim Yes No No
Flag of Malaya Malaya East indies in Malay group No No No
Flag of Mali Mali Northern Africa Mali Sunni Yes YesOrigins.png Yes
Flag of Mamluks Mamluks Levant Muslim Yes No No
Flag of Manchu Manchu Far East Jurchen Yes Yes No
Flag of Marathas Marathas India Marathi No No No Requires administrative technology 20; changes tech group to Indian.
Flag of Maya Maya Central America in Mayan group Mayan No No No Changes tribal countries into a monarchy.
Flag of Mongol Empire Mongol Empire Tartary in Altaic or Tartar group Yes No Yes Can only be formed by Flag of Yuan Yuan, Flag of Golden Horde Golden Horde or Flag of Ilkhanate Ilkhanate. Changes government to tribal.
Flag of Morocco Morocco Northern Africa Moroccan or Berber Yes YesGolden Century.png No Changes government to monarchy.
Flag of Mossi Mossi Northern Africa Mossi No Yes No
Flag of Mughals Mughals India in Iranian group, Turkmeni, Uzbek or Kyrgyz Muslim Yes YesDharma.png Yes Changes tech group to Indian and government to monarchy.
Flag of Nagpur Nagpur India in Central Indian group Yes Yes No
Flag of Nepal Nepal India Nepalese or Pahari Yes No No
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Western Europe Dutch, Flemish or Frisian No Yes No Flag of Burgundy Burgundy can bypass the culture requirements, but moves the capital and loses provinces to France.
Flag of Nubia Nubia Northern Africa Nubian Christian Yes No No
Flag of Orissa Orissa India Garjati, Jharkandi or Oriya No YesDharma.png No
Flag of Persia Persia Persia in Iranian group No Yes No Flag of Aq Qoyunlu Aq Qoyunlu can bypass the culture requirements. Changes government to monarchy.
Flag of Poland Poland Eastern Europe Polish or Silesian No Yes No Flag of Danzig Danzig can bypass the culture requirements.
Flag of Pomerania Pomerania Western Europe Pomeranian No Yes No German regional tag.
Flag of Prussia Prussia Eastern Europe Pomeranian, Saxon or Prussian Protestant, Reformed, Anglican or Hussite No YesEmperor No German regional tag that can be formed by other German regional tags. Changes non-republics to monarchy.
Flag of Punjab Punjab India Panjabi Sikh No Yes No
Flag of Qing Qing China Yes No Yes Changes hordes into a monarchy.
Flag of Rajputana Rajputana India Rajasthani Yes Yes No Changes tech group to Indian.
Flag of Romania Romania Eastern Europe Romanian No No No
Flag of Roman Empire Roman Empire Western Europe Christian or Pagan Yes No Yes Can be formed by end game tags.
Flag of Rozwi Empire Rozwi Empire Southern Africa - - No Yes Yes Can only be formed by Flag of Butua Butua.
Flag of Rûm Rûm Levant Turkish Muslim No No Yes Changes government to monarchy.
Flag of Russia Russia Eastern Europe Muscovite, Novgorodian or Ryazanian No YesThird Rome.png Yes Changes government to monarchy.
Flag of Ruthenia Ruthenia Eastern Europe Byelorussian or Ruthenian Yes Yes No Changes government to monarchy.
Flag of Sardinia-Piedmont Sardinia-Piedmont Western Europe Sardinian or Piedmontese Yes YesEmperor No Flag of Sardinia Sardinia or Flag of Savoy Savoy can bypass the culture requirements.
Flag of Saxony Saxony Western Europe Saxon No YesEmperor No German regional tag. Flag of Saxe-Lauenburg Saxe-Lauenburg can bypass the culture requirements.
Flag of Scandinavia Scandinavia Western Europe in Scandinavian group No No No Requires administrative technology 20.
Flag of Scotland Scotland Western Europe Scottish or Highlander Yes YesRule Britannia.png No
Flag of Shan Shan East indies Shan No No No
Flag of Siam Siam East indies in Tai group No YesLeviathan.png No
Flag of Silesia Silesia Eastern Europe Silesian No Yes No
Flag of Sokoto Sokoto Northern Africa Fulani accepted Sunni Yes YesOrigins.png No Changes government to monarchy.
Flag of Somalia Somalia Northern Africa Somali Yes No Yes
Flag of Spain Spain Western Europe in Iberian group or Basque not Muslim No YesGolden Century.png Yes
Flag of Swabia Swabia Western Europe Swabian No Yes No German regional tag.
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Western Europe Swiss No YesEmperor No Changes non-theocracies into a republic.
Flag of Tibet Tibet Tartary Tibetan Vajrayana Yes Yes No Can change further by event.
Flag of Timurids Timurids Tartary in Iranian group, Uzbek or Turkmeni Muslim Yes YesDharma.png No
Flag of Tripoli Tripoli Northern Africa Tunisian or Berber Yes No No Changes tribal countries into a monarchy.
Flag of Tunis Tunis Northern Africa Tunisian or Berber No YesGolden Century.png No Changes tribal countries into a monarchy.
Flag of Tuscany Tuscany Western Europe Tuscan No No No
Flag of Two Sicilies Two Sicilies Western Europe Neapolitan or Sicilian No YesEmperor No
Flag of Viti Viti Oceania Melanesian Yes No No
Flag of Westphalia Westphalia Western Europe Westphalian or Rhenish No Yes No German regional tag.
Flag of Yemen Yemen Levant Yemeni No Yes No
Flag of Yuan Yuan China in Altaic group Yes No Yes Can form Flag of Mongol Empire Mongol Empire.
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Southern Africa - - No No Yes Can only be formed by Flag of Mutapa Mutapa.


End-game tags

Some countries are end game tags. These countries are not allowed to form other countries even if they otherwise meet the prerequisites.[1] Four exceptions are the last imperial reform creating the Flag of Holy Roman Empire Holy Roman Empire, the Flag of Roman Empire Roman Empire restoration decision, Flag of Yuan Yuan forming the Flag of Mongol Empire Mongol Empire and Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia forming Flag of Aksum Aksum. However, you cannot restore the Flag of Roman Empire Roman Empire as the Flag of Holy Roman Empire Holy Roman Empire or the Flag of The Papal State The Papal State. The end-game tag restrictions can be lifted by disabling the option Limited Country Forming.

German regional tags

Some countries are German regional tags. These countries are not allowed to form other German countries even if they otherwise meet the prerequisites.[2] The decision to form Flag of Prussia Prussia is the only one of these that does not exclude German regional tags, so Flag of Prussia Prussia can be formed by the other nations on this list, but Flag of Prussia Prussia itself can't form the other countries.

Former colonial nations

The following nations can only be formed by former colonial nations who have achieved independence. Unlike other formable nations, these can be formed in games using the random setup. A country can only form one of these nations during a scenario. Around half of these nations don't have unique ideas or events, so the formation decisions are mostly cosmetic, although they usually provide prestige and permanent claims on their respective regions.

Federation countries

These countries can be formed by uniting a federation with the federation advancement “Federal Constitution”. Which country gets formed depends on the Primary culture.png primary culture of the federation leader (in parenthesis).

Event countries

These nations can appear and be played via special events. Most are not strictly formable nations, because you abandon your current nation to the AI to take over the newly spawned nation.

Pirate event countries

The pirate nations are spawned through an event which allows the player to either: release said country as an independent nation, release it as a march, or play the country as a newly released independent nation.

Notes

  1. The country decisions with was_never_end_game_tag_trigger = yes block these tags specifically.
  2. The country decisions with was_never_german_regional_tag_trigger = yes block these tags specifically.