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Duchy rankLorraine
Primary culture
Burgundian (French)

Capital province
Lothringen (189)

Feudal Nobility Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Lorraine ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
−10% Infantry cost
+20% Caravan power

Fort defense.png The Vosges

+20% Fort defense

Production efficiency.png Mines of Lorraine

+10% Production efficiency

Cost to fabricate claims.png Lotharingia

−25% Cost to fabricate claims

Diplomat.png Flexible Diplomacy

+1 Diplomat

Max promoted cultures.png Two Languages, One Land

+1 Max promoted culture

Tolerance of the true faith.png Trois-Évêchés

+2 Tolerance of the true faith

Yearly prestige.png Place Stanislas

+1 Yearly prestige

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% National tax modifier

Lorraine is a two province minor in eastern France (region). It starts as a junior partner in a personal union under Flag of Provence Provence. Lorraine is a member of the Holy Roman Empire.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Holy Roman Empire missions

Lorraine uses the missions for monarchies in the HRE.

Decisions[edit | edit source]


Execute decision.pngRestore the Kingdom of Lotharingia

As the new claimants to the Lotharingian crown, we draw our legitimacy by appealing to the legacy of Charlemagne and Lothair. Under our patronage, the exploits of our ancestors have once again become common knowledge, both among our own people and throughout the courts of Europe.

Potential requirements
  • Playing with normal or historical nations.
  • The country:
    • has not been an end game nation.
    • has not enacted this decision before.
    • is Flag of Lorraine Lorraine, or is Flag of Burgundy Burgundy and the Emperor Emperor expansion is not active.
    • is not a colonial nation.
    • is player-controlled, unless:
      • it is not a custom nation.
      • it is not a former colonial nation.
      • Flag of Lotharingia Lotharingia does not exist.

  • If Aachen is part of the Holy Roman Empire, but the country is not a member, then:
    • it is removed from the Empire.
    • the Holy Roman Emperor:
      • gets the opinion modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the country, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
      • loses Imperial authority.png1 imperial authority.
  • The country:
    • moves its capital to Aachen.
    • becomes Flag of Lotharingia Lotharingia.
    • gets new Mission.png missions.
    • increases rank to Kingdom rank kingdom.
    • gets a permanent claim on every unowned province in the Low Countries region.
    • 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
    • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige.
    • gets the event "New Traditions & Ambitions", unless it has custom ideas.

Execute decision.pngForm French Nation

This year will mark the beginning of an evolutionary period for our nation. The old feudal ways will begin to make way for a more modern centralized nation. Although struggling financially due to miscalculated projects and military campaigns, we have managed to transform ourselves into one of the most dominant powers of Europe.

Potential requirements

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:


Flag of France France does not exist.
The country:


If Paris (183) is part of the HRE, but its owner is not a member then:

  • the province is removed from the HRE.
  • the Holy Roman Emperor:
    • gets the opinion modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the owner, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
    • loses Imperial authority.png1 imperial authority.

Paris (183):

  • becomes the new capital of the owner country.

The country:

  • becomes Flag of France France.
  • gets new Mission.pngmissions.
  • gets a permanent claim on every non-owned province in the region of France.
  • 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.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png25 prestige.

If Flag of France France:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a Duchy rank duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • does not have custom ideas

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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