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Duchy rankGranada
Primary culture
Andalusian (Iberian)

Capital province
Granada (223)

IqtaGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
MuslimMuslim technology group
Granadan ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+15% National tax modifier
+25% Religious unity

Tolerance heathen.png People of the Book

+3 Tolerance of heathens

Core-creation cost.png Recover Al-Andalus

−15% Core-creation cost

Institution spread.png Beacon of Learning

+10% Institution spread

Trade power.png Strait of Gibraltar

+10% Domestic trade power
+10% Trade steering

Construction cost.png Alhambra

−10% Construction cost

National manpower modifier.png Moors

+10% National manpower modifier

Prestige.png Successor Caliphate of Cordoba

+1 Yearly prestige

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−10% Idea cost

Granada is a small four province Muslim nation that starts on the southern coast of the Iberian peninsula as the remnants of the Muslim nations that once ruled most of the region. It is usually quickly conquered by its powerful northern Catholic neighbours as it is required to form Flag of Spain Spain.


Main article: Granadan missions

With Golden Century.png Golden Century Granada has an unique set of missions.



Msg event.pngMoorish Refugees

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Granada has fallen to the infidels! The last jewel of al-Andalus, a beacon of learning is now in Castilian hands. As the Islamic world reels from this loss, Moorish refugees flock to the Muslim cities and courts of North Africa and the Middle East, bringing with them knowledge, works by exceptional scholars like Abu al-Walid ibn Rushd, Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi and Abu Bakr ibn Tufail. Inviting these refugees to $COUNTRY$ might provide an enormous boost to our own efforts in the fields of science and culture.

Trigger conditions

Flag of Granada Granada does not exist.
Granada (223) is owned by Flag of Castile Castile. This country:

It is before 1550.

Mean time to happen

60 months

Event button 547.png
By all means, invite them to $COUNTRY$!

The country:

  • loses Diplomatic power.png50 diplomatic power.
  • loses Administrative power.png25 administrative power.
  • gains Prestige.png +5 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Moorish Influx” for 25 years with the following effects:
    • Development cost.png −5% development cost,
    • Technology cost.png −5% technology cost,
    • Idea cost.png −5% idea cost.
  • gets the opinion modifier “Mildly displeased” towards Castile worth
    Opinion.png−10 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.

A random province of this country:

  • gains Tax Base Icon.png1 base tax.
Event button 547.png
No, we don't need them.

The country:

  • loses Prestige.png15 prestige.
  • gets the opinion modifier “Pleased” towards Castile worth
    Opinion.png+20 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.


Execute decision.pngRestore Al-Andalus

Once all of Iberia was ruled by the glorious Muslim rulers of Andalusia. Let us undo the shameful Christian Reconquista and retake the lands of our ancestors.

Potential requirements

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then:

  • it can not be a former colonial nation.
  • it must have at least 6 cities and must own at least 1 province in Upper or Lower Andalucia.

Flag of Andalusia Andalusia does not exist.
The country:

  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not at war.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • has not a tribal government.
  • owns its core provinces: Murcia (221), Granada (223), Sevilla (224), Córdoba (225), Gibraltar (226), Jaén (1748), Cadiz (1749), Almería (222), Albacete (4547) and Huelva (4548).
  • owns either its core provinces Algarve (230) and Beja (229) or Alicante (1750) and Xàtiva (4549).

  • Córdoba (225) becomes the capital.
  • The country changes to Flag of Andalusia Andalusia.
  • If is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector:
      • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • If is a duchy:
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • Gains Prestige.png25 prestige.
  • Gets the country modifier “Increased Centralization” for 10 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest
  • If does not have Andalusian as primary culture
    • then Andalusian becomes primary culture.
  • If has tribal government
    • then it becomes Monarchy
  • Gets a permanent claim on:
    • every not-owned province in Toledo, Upper and Lower Andalucia areas.
    • Badajoz (218), València (220), Alicante (1750) and Caceres (1747)
  • Set country flag formed_andalusia_flag
  • If DLC Golden Century.png is active:
  • If the country does not have custom ideas
To form Andalusia, all provinces in orange must be owned and cored, as well as either both green or both red provinces.

Granadan War of Succession[edit]

At the default start date 1444 Granada starts with this disaster looming over the country.

Granadan War of Succession icon
Granadan War of Succession
A once-loyal relative, Yusuf V, is reportedly raising an army, intent on installing himself as Emir.


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Granada is typically a tough nation to play as, but that difficulty can be mitigated with the right Allies. Tunis, Morocco, and in some Cases the Ottomans can be helpful in beating back Spain or Aragon.

If going for the achievement, then allies are a must. It is recommended to start eating provinces in North Africa as soon as possible while securing allies, allowing yourself time to build up, so even if you are kicked off the continent, as Spain will get claims over your lands, you can have the chance to re-war them later. Also, keep in mind that the Castilian Civil War will happen, so that is potentially a good time to snatch a province or two, or if they are ever being warred by Aragon.


The Re-Reconquista icon
As Granada, form Andalusia and reconquer all of Iberia.
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