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Kingdom rankHanover
Primary culture
Westphalian (Germanic)

Capital province
Hanover (1758)

Feudal MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Hanoverian ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
−10% Construction cost
+10% Cavalry combat ability

State maintenance.png Niedersächsicher Reichskreis

−15% State maintenance

Development cost.png Weser Renaissance

−10% Development cost

Land maintenance modifier.png Shützenfest

−5% Land maintenance modifier

Prestige.png Herrenhausen Gardens

+1 Yearly prestige

Goods produced modifier.png Strengthen the Meiertum

+10% Goods produced modifier

Diplomatic reputation.png Hanoverian Chancery

+1 Diplomatic reputation

Fire damage received.png King's Legion

−10% Fire damage received

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+5% Discipline

Hanover is a formable nation in North Germany with its own ideas. Hannover exists in historical starts after 1692.


All countries with Westphalian primary culture, including united Flag of Westphalia Westphalia, can form Hanover.[1]

Execute decision.pngForm Hanover

Now that we control the key provinces of this region, local nobles have no other choice but to accept our leadership. When they fall in line, the united duchy of Hanover will become the leading power of the region.

Potential requirements

Flag of Hanover Hanover does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled,

  • it can not be a former colonial nation.
  • it can not be a custom nation.

The country:


If Hanover (1758):


  • Hanover (1758) leaves the HRE.
  • the emperor of the HRE:
    • loses Imperial authority.png1 imperial authority.
    • gets the opinion modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the country, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.

Hanover (1758):

  • becomes the capital of the country.
  • gains Tax Base Icon.png1 base tax.

The country:

  • changes to Flag of Hanover Hanover.
  • gets permanent claims on the provinces Oldenburg (55), Osnabrück (56), Brunswick (57), Bremen (1874) and East Frisia (1931) that it does not own.
  • gains Prestige.png25 prestige.
  • 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

If Flag of Hanover Hanover

The AI will never enact this decision if it is a non-elector HRE member.
Forming Hanover requires owning and coring the orange provinces and gives claims on the green provinces.


The following event can fire for all countries which own the required provinces.[2]


Msg event.pngLeibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was a German philosopher, mathematician and political adviser important, both as a metaphysician and as a logician, and distinguished also for his independent invention of the differential and integral calculus. Born in Leipzig in 1646 he eventually ended up in the service of John Frederick the duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg.

Trigger conditions
  • This event fires only once.
  • Owns one of the provinces:
    • Hanover (1758)
    • Leipzig (62)
    • Altdorf (67)
    • Thüringen (63)
  • The year is between 1676 and 1716
  • ‘Gottfried Leibniz’ is not currently employed and is not available
Mean time to happen

120 months

Event button 547.png

Discounted Advisor Philosopher.png (level 3) Philosopher named ‘Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’ will be available.


  1. The script code of the decision can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/decisions/MiscCountryFormations.txt.
  2. The script code of the event can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/flavorHAN.txt.
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