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Primary culture
Swedish (Nordic)

Capital province
Gotland (25)

Noble RepublicGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Gutnish ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
−15% Core-creation cost
+15% Privateer efficiency

Development cost.png Rebuild Visby

−10% Development cost

Mercenary maintenance.png Invite Mercenaries to Visby

−15% Mercenary maintenance

Ship costs.png Expand Visby Dockyard

−10% Ship cost

Trade power.png Rebuild the Trade

+10% Global trade power

Merchants.png Gutnish Merchant Adventurers

+1 Merchant

Naval force limit modifier.png Gutnish Merchant Navy

+33% Naval force limit modifier

Interest per annum.png Found Visby Bank

−0.5 Interest per annum

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% Trade efficiency

Gotland is a small nation in Scandinavia, occupying the namesake island of Gotland. They do not exist in any campaign starts, but can be released as a vassal or as a result of rebels.


Gotland is a difficult nation to play as, due to its isolation and the powerful nations surrounding it.

Since Gotland doesn't exist at the beginning of the game, the player must start as Flag of Denmark Denmark and release Gotland as a vassal. To make the game easier the player may choose to lower relations with Flag of Poland Poland, Flag of Muscovy Muscovy, Flag of Norway Norway, and Flag of Sweden 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 its 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 Flag of Riga Riga and the Flag of Livonian Order Livonian Order. Get an alliance with Muscovy and invade Flag of Novgorod Novgorod. It may be beneficial to invade Flag of Tver Tver as well, if possible. Squeeze the wealthy lands out of Novgorod and leave the rest between Muscovy and Sweden.

After the player has the St. Petersburg area, release Flag of Finland Finland as a vassal. They will be beneficial later when at war with Flag of Muscovy Muscovy or Flag of Sweden Sweden when they are weak. Later options include attempting to wreck the HRE or beat up the Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth with a new 50k army.

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