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Kingdom rankMainz
Primary culture
Rhenish (Germanic)

Capital province
Mainz (78)

Clerical State Government theocracy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Mainzian ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+10% National tax modifier
+1 Possible advisor

Yearly prestige.png Archicancellarius per Germaniam

+1 Yearly prestige

Idea cost.png Center of Religious Learning

−10% Idea cost

Morale of armies.png Weck, Worscht & Woi

+10% Morale of armies

Yearly devotion.png Saint Hildegard of Bingen

+1 Yearly devotion
+1 Yearly legitimacy

Autonomy.png Perpetual Privy Council

−0.05 Monthly autonomy change

Fort defense.png The Guard of the Rhine

+25% Fort defense

National unrest.png The Fifth Season

−1 National unrest

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+30% Improve relations

Mainz is a two province theocracy in Franconia, an area in Southwestern Germany. It starts as an elector of the Holy Roman Empire.


Main article: Mainzian missions



Msg event.pngGutenberg and the Printing Press

In 1450, Johan Gutenberg, an upper-class merchant in Mainz, applied his knowledge from his father's work as a goldsmith, and created the world's first printing press. The first thing printed was a German Poem, but Gutenberg had greater ambitions than that, as he aimed to print a Bible. This effort lead him to bankruptcy, and his financiers took over his business, creating the first printed Bible in 1457. The world would never be the same again!
What shall we do?

This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of Mainz Mainz.
  • owns Pfalz (1761).

The advisor Advisor.png “Johannes Gutenburg” is employed or does not exist.
The year is at least 1457.

Mean time to happen

12 months

Event button 547.png
Support this marvelous invention!

Flag of Mainz Mainz:

  • loses Gold Icon.png25% years of income.
  • gains Administrative power.png50 administrative, Diplomatic power.png50 diplomatic and Military power.png50 military power.

If Flag of Mainz Mainz has not enacted one of the highest tier government reforms

  • then Mainz gains 15 government reform progress.
Event button 547.png
This will just cause instability...
If Flag of Mainz Mainz has a stability of less than +3,
  • then it gains Stability.png1 stability,
  • else it gains Administrative power.png50 administrative power.

Note: The starting events of the event chains “Legatus Natus” and “Primas Germaniae” are also exclusively for Mainz.


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