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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
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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.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Italian minor missions

Decisions[edit | edit source]

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

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled, it:

  • is not a custom nation.
  • is not a former colonial nation.
  • owns at least 3 cities.
  • Flag of Tuscany Tuscany does not exist.

Playing with normal or historical nations.


Flag of Tuscany Tuscany does not exist.
The country:


The country:

  • AI will always take this decision
  • AI gives "high priority" (400) to this decision

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

Flag of Italy Italy does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled, it:

  • is not a custom nation.
  • is not a former colonial nation.
  • has at least 15 cities.

Playing with normal or historical nations.


The country:


The country:

  • becomes Flag of Italy Italy.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige.
  • gets new Mission.png missions.
  • gets the Msg event.png event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’, unless it has custom ideas.
  • increases rank to Kingdom rank kingdom, if it is a Duchy rank duchy
  • gets a permanent claim on Italy region.
  • moves its Capital.png capital to Roma.
  • enacts "Italian Signoria" government reform if no reform has been selected

If Flag of Italy Italy 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 Imperial authority.png emperor of the HRE:

AI will always take this decision

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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 can 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. If you have a power base in Italy, strong countries like Flag of France France and Flag of Castile Castile are more likely to ally you. 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.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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

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