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Duchy rankLucca
Primary culture
Tuscan (Latin)

Capital province
Lucca (2980)

Italian Signoria Government republic.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Luccan ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
−10% Construction cost
−15% Mercenary maintenance

Tolerance heretic.png Mending the Papal Schisms

+2 Tolerance of heretics
+15% Religious unity

Provincial trade power modifier.png Libertas!

+10% Provincial trade power modifier

Development cost.png Draining Lago di Bientina

−10% Development cost

National sailors modifier.png Luccan Naval Ambitions

+20% National sailors modifier

Production efficiency.png The Captain of the People

+10% Production efficiency

National unrest.png The Black Party

−1 National unrest

Yearly republican tradition.png The Jacobin State of Lucca

+0.3 Yearly republican tradition
+10 Maximum revolutionary zeal

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+50% Mercenary manpower

Lucca is a CatholicismCatholic republic located in northwestern Italy, bordering Flag of Genoa Genoa, Flag of Milan Milan, Flag of Ferrara Ferrara and Flag of Florence Florence. In 1444, the country starts as a one province minor with the potential of becoming a Free City of the Flag of Holy Roman Empire Holy Roman Empire.


Main article: Italian minor missions


Since Lucca's primary culture Culture icon.png is Tuscan, Lucca has the ability to form Flag of Tuscany Tuscany.


Execute decision.pngForm Tuscany

Not since the days of the Margraviate of Tuscany has a single power controlled as much of the the Tuscan lands as we do. Let us adopt a new title to better reflect our new standing among the states of Italy.

Potential requirements Allow


Execute decision.pngForm Italian Nation

As the heart of the Renaissance, our nation is blossoming culturally. We have just entered the beginning of what looks like a prolonged artistic rebellion, especially in the field of architecture and literature. The cultural evolution is not aiding our country in maintaining peace within our borders however. Our country is continuously stricken by foreign states seeking power and territorial gain.

Potential requirements
  • Playing with normal or historical nations.
  • The country:
    • has not been an end game nation.
    • has not enacted this decision before.
    • is not Flag of the Papal State the Papal State.
    • has a primary culture in the Latin culture group.
    • is player-controlled, unless it:
      • is not a custom nation.
      • is not a former colonial nation.
      • has at least 15 cities.

The country:

  • If the country is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector, then:
    • all its provinces are removed from the Empire.
    • the emperor:
      • gets the Msg event.png event ‘Italy breaks out of the Empire’.
      • gets the opinion modifier ‘Left the Holy Roman Empire’ towards the country, worth Opinion.png−150 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
  • The country:


Strategy The below is one of many player suggested strategies for Lucca. Bear in mind, due to the dynamic nature of the game, it may unfold differently for other players.

For the Lucky Lucca achievement, you should first try to make an alliance with Flag of Austria Austria to stay in the Flag of Holy Roman Empire Holy Roman Empire when all other Italian nations go out. Nobody should attack you with this and you can continue to attack Italian nations if they have not left the empire. But if you don't get the alliance with Flag of Austria Austria, it doesn't matter and you can simply leave the empire. Then you should try to conquer many Italian provinces to build a power base in Italy. Take the Exploration idea group and the Expansion idea group to colonize a province in Ivory Coast and then additional provinces around Africa. In the Indian Ocean, you can colonize some islands off the Indian coast to create a military base for your upcoming wars against Flag of Bengal Bengal and Flag of Jaunpur Jaunpur. Lucknow is a province initially held by Flag of Jaunpur Jaunpur. If you haven't founded Flag of Italy Italy yet, you can still do this achievement afterwards.


Lucky Lucca icon
As Lucca, own Lucknow!
Italian Ambition icon
Form Italy.

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