Hesse

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Hesse
Hesse.png
Primary culture
Rhenish (Germanic)

Capital province
Hessen (81)

Government
Feudal Monarchy

State religion
CatholicCatholic.png

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Hessian ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+10% National tax modifier
+1 Diplomatic reputation

Stability cost modifier.png Break the Power of the Estates

−10% Stability cost modifier

Idea cost.png Marburg University

−10% Idea cost

Religious unity.png Welcome the Reformers

+25% Religious unity
+5% Church power

Development cost.png Receive Religious Immigrants

−10% Development cost

Discipline.png Modernization of the Hessian Army

+5% Discipline

Land force limit modifier.png Hessian Mercenaries

+25% Land force limit modifier

Production efficiency.png Economic Reforms

+10% Production efficiency

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−15% Mercenary maintenance
For the area, see Hesse (area).

Hesse starts the game as a Monarchy situated in the Westphalian Region, inside the Holy Roman Empire. It is bordered by Flag of Saxony Saxony, Flag of Brunswick Brunswick, Flag of Cologne Cologne, Flag of Nassau Nassau, Flag of Frankfurt Frankfurt, Flag of Mainz Mainz and Flag of Wurzburg Wurzburg. Hesse has the potential to form Flag of Westphalia Westphalia, getting an early Constitutional Monarchy with a Parliament.

Decisions[edit]

Execute decision.pngForm Westphalia


As the ideas of the Enlightenment are sweeping through Europe, we may choose to embrace them ourselves in Westphalia. Our future model state will feature ideas as revolutionary as equal rights for all male population, freedom for serfs and emancipation for the Jews, as well as enabling of free enterprise through abolition of socage and the guilds.


 
Potential requirements Allow

Effects
  • If Kassel (1762):
  • then
    • Kassel (1762) is removed from the HRE.
    • the emperor of the HRE:
      • loses Imperial authority.png1 imperial authority.
      • gets the modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the country, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
  • The country:
    • changes to Flag of Westphalia Westphalia.
    • changes government to a administrative monarchy.
    • sets capital to Kassel (1762).
    • gets the modifier “Increased Decentralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
      • Autonomy.png +0.05 monthly autonomy change,
      • National unrest.png −1 national unrest.
    • gets permanent claims on all provinces of Westphalia (area) and Lower Saxony that it does not own.
    • gets permanent claims on the provinces Magdeburg (52), Hessen (81), Kassel (1762) and Altmark (2964) that are not owned by Westphalia.
    • gains Prestige.png25 prestige.
  • If Flag of Westphalia Westphalia is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • A random owned province:
    • gains Tax Base Icon.png1 base tax.

Execute decision.pngForm German Nation


Regardless of the absence of a strong, central authority, our nation is prospering. The Hanseatic League, formed by hundreds of towns in northern Germany, has contributed to the prosperity of our nation. Intellectual growth, combined with sea and overland trading, has also helped spur the development and transform our country into a wealthy manufacturing center.


 
Potential requirements

Flag of Germany Germany does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

The country:

  • has an administrative technology of at least 20.
  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • is not at war.
  • is not the emperor of the HRE.
  • owns its core provinces:
    • Hamburg (44), Rostock (46), Berlin (50), Brunswick (57), Dresden (61), Thüringen (63), München (65), Nürnberg (67), Hessen (81), Köln (85), Pfalz (1761), Augsburg (1868) and Frankfurt (1876).
    • Königsberg (41) or Elsass (75).

Effects

The country:

  • changes to Flag of Germany Germany.
  • gets Empire rank empire government rank.
  • leaves the Holy Roman Empire.
  • gets permanent claims on all provinces of North Germany and South Germany that are not owned by Germany.
  • 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

The emperor of the Holy Roman Empire:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Left the Holy Roman Empire” towards Germany worth:
    • Icon diplomacy relations.png−150 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
  • gets the event ‘Germany breaks out of the Empire’.

Strategy[edit]

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Achievements[edit]

Hessian Mercenaries icon
Hessian Mercenaries
As Hesse, have at least 50 regiments of mercenaries and no loans.
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