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Primary culture

Capital province
Wurzburg (79)

Feudal Nobility Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Franconian ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+20% National manpower modifier
−10% Aggressive expansion impact

Yearly devotion.png The Duchy Restored

+1 Yearly devotion
+1 Yearly legitimacy
+0.3 Yearly republican tradition

Trade efficiency.png Trading on the Main

+10% Trade efficiency

Fort defense.png A Rugged Land of Fortresses

+20% Fort defense

Cavalry combat ability.png Free Imperial Knights of Franconia

+10% Cavalry combat ability

Production efficiency.png Franconian Wine

+10% Production efficiency

Yearly prestige.png A Baroque Duchy

+1 Yearly prestige

Development cost.png Franconian Bourgeoisie

−5% Development cost
−10% Advisor costs

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+5% Discipline
For the areas, see Lower Franconia and Upper Franconia.

Franconia is a formable nation in South Germany.

Formation[edit | edit source]


Execute decision.pngForm Franconia

The memory of the old Duchy of Franconia lives on in the memories of ambitious local rulers. The Prince-Bishop of Würzburg claims the title, but in practice it has lain in abeyance for centuries, its former lands riven by disunity. Should this unity be restored, then Franconia would once again become a force to be reckoned with in Germany.

Potential requirements
  • Playing with normal or historical nations.
  • The country:
  • Flag of Franconia Franconia does not exist.
  • If the country is AI-controlled, it:
    • is not a custom nation.
    • is not a former colonial nation.

  • The country:
    • becomes Flag of Franconia Franconia.
    • gains a permanent claim on all unowned provinces in Franconia and Upper Franconia areas.
    • 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
    • gains Yearly prestige.png25 prestige.
    • increases rank to Kingdom rank kingdom, if it has at least Development.png 100 total development and either is an elector of the Holy Roman Empire or is not a member.
    • gets new Mission.png missions.
    • gets the Msg event.png event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’, unless it is a custom nation.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Franconian missions
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  1. There are 8 provinces with Franconian culture in the game 1444.