- −15% Core-creation cost
- +15% Privateer efficiency
- −10% Development cost
- −15% Mercenary maintenance
- −10% Ship cost
- +10% Global trade power
- +1 Merchant
- +33% Naval force limit modifier
- −0.5 Interest per annum
- +10% Trade efficiency
Gotland is a difficult nation to play as, due to their isolation and the powerful nations surrounding them.
Since Gotland doesn't exist at the beginning of the game, the player must start as Denmark and release Gotland as a vassal. To make the game easier, the player may choose to lower relations with Poland, Muscovy, Norway, and Sweden. After this is done, defeat the rebels on Gotland, release Gotland, and select to play as released vassal. Gotland, Sweden, and possibly Norway will be vying for independence. Since Denmark likely doesn't have alliances with Muscovy or Poland, it should be easy to win independence with Sweden and Norway. If it is not possible to get any Danish land in this war, just wait until the next.
Once Gotland controls most of the Danish land and a decent military, invade Riga and the Livonian Order. Obtain an alliance with Muscovy and invade Novgorod. It may be beneficial to invade Tver as well. Seize the wealthy lands of Novgorod and leave the rest for Muscovy and Sweden.
After the player has the St. Petersburg area, release Finland as a vassal. They will be beneficial later when at war with Muscovy or Sweden when they are weak. Options down-the-line include attempting to wreck the HRE or defeating the Commonwealth with a new 50k army.