- +0.5 Yearly army tradition
- −20% Core-creation cost
- −10% Stability cost modifier
- −20% Culture conversion cost
- +20% Manpower recovery speed
- +15% Cavalry combat ability
- +1 Diplomat
- −10% Development cost
- +20% Religious unity
- +1 Yearly legitimacy
- +5% Discipline
Karaman is a beylik in Anatolia. It starts out surrounded on 2 sides by the Ottomans to its west and north with the Mediterranean sea to its south with the other Turkish Beyliks to its east. It borders Ramazan and Dulkadir alongside Cyprus and Mamluks through the Gulf of Cyprus to the south. Karaman has a fort in province Içel.
Restore the Sultanate of Rûm
Rûm does not exist.
If the country is AI-controlled then it
So if you want to form the Sultanate of Rûm first, go to war with Ramazan if they are allies with Candar, vassalize Candar and annex them after ten years. Ally with Aq Qoyunlu (Break your alliance after the war with Dulkadir), They may have a war against Dulkadir. Dulkadir's alliance chain should be only Hisn Kayfa, but a restart might be necessary if they manage to ally someone larger like Mamluks. If their allies are weak, declare war on them but don't call in Aq Qoyunlu until after you have occupied Dulkadir's provinces. After that war, take some time to get ready for war with Aq Qoyunlu. Break the alliance with Aq Qoyunlu and check their alliances and see what you can do to remove them. In the war, call in the Mamluks on promise of land and give one province to the Mamluks so they don’t get mad at you. If you win the war annex the territories needed to form Rûm. Go after Trebizond and the other Caucasus minors until you have 10 favors with the Mamluks. After you have 10 favors with the Mamluks, declare war on the Ottomans. You will have to fight a couple of tough wars to destroy the Ottomans, but with the Mamluks on your side there will be no problem beating them. In the first war, take all provinces to form Rûm and Istanbul if possible. You'll have to fully annex them to form Rûm. If you did annex the Ottomans, Congratulations, you can now form Rûm.
An alternate, more gamey approach to beat the Ottomans is to ally every power you can in the first year and no-cb Byzantium. Don't capture Constantinople, but clear out Morea after having received military access from the Ottomans. When Morea is cleared move your troops to Kirklise north of Constantinople. When the ottomans declare on Byzantium (they will move their troops to Edirne in preparation) move in quickly to become siege leader. When you have 100 warscore, vassalize Byzantium. You will now be leader of the defensive war the Ottomans declared against your vassal. Call in your allies against the Ottomans. Get forts in this first war and mop up the Beyliks during the truce, don't take your or byzantiums cores but keep them for a low-AE second war. Instead, get the forts and key provinces in anatolia.
Improve relations with the Mamluks and ally them. Initially they will be over their diplomatic relations limit but once they flip to Friendly the bonus from that will outweigh the diplomatic relations malus. Setting your attitude towards the Ottomans to Threatened will also help. Be patient and wait for the Ottomans to get involved in a war elsewhere, for example against Candar, Byzantium or Albania. The bigger the war they get into the better. Declare war on the Ottomans calling in the Mamluks using the promise of land. The Mamluks are a match for the Ottomans at the beginning of the game so you have a good chance of winning this war especially if you make separate peace deals with the Ottomans' allies as soon as possible. If you are lucky then the Ottomans will also lose their other war weakening them even further.
Don't underestimate them and don't get greedy! This isn't an all or nothing strategy so if it looks like the tide is turning make peace while you are ahead and repeat the strategy until you dominate Anatolia.
- The country cannot even be a tributary like in most other formation decisions.