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Duchy rankMoldavia
Primary culture
Romanian (Carpathian)

Capital province
Suceava (268)

Feudal Nobility Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
EasternEastern technology group
Moldavian ideas
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Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% Morale of armies
+33% Improve relations

Yearly prestige.png First Dismounting

+1 Yearly prestige

Manpower recovery speed.png Razesi Peasants

+10% Manpower recovery speed

Land force limit modifier.png Upper Boyars

+25% Land force limit modifier

Yearly legitimacy.png Hospodar of Moldavia

+1 Yearly legitimacy

Missionary strength.png Metropolis of Moldavia

+2% Missionary strength

Culture conversion cost.png Vlachs

−10% Culture conversion cost

Trade efficiency.png Moldavian Trade

+10% Trade efficiency

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% Fort defense
For the area, see Moldavia (area).
Shield Moldavia.png
The Principalities of Flag of Wallachia Wallachia and Moldavia are nested between powers much greater than themselves. Thus far they have survived by playing the dangerous game of offering fealty to whichever nation they believe most likely to protect them against the others. A Voivode who wishes to thrive must carefully observe the balance of power.

The Voivodes had long been members of the Order of the Dragon, a noble and knightly order dedicated to defending Christendom from the encroaching Flag of Ottomans Ottoman Empire. It was no surprise when the Principalities answered the call for the Crusade of Varna. This grand military coalition aimed to drive the Turks from the Balkans and restore Christian rule. The Crusade, however, was a devastating failure, leaving kingdoms broken and the future of the region insecure.

In the immediate aftermath of the Crusade a diplomatic incident led to the Flag of Hungary Hungarian general Hunyadi being imprisoned by Vlad II of Wallachia. Though the situation was resolved without further conflict, relations have soured enough that Wallachia should not count on Hungarian aid for the time being.

The Voivode of Wallachia joined the Crusade in spite of his son Vlad Dracula being an Ottoman captive; unsurprisingly he now believes that his son must have been slain by Turkish hands. Unbeknownst to the Voivode an embittered Vlad was spared by the Sultan and lives in exile, plotting his revenge against Turk and Wallachian alike.

Uncertainty grips Moldavia also; the former monarch Ilias I has died in exile in Flag of Poland Poland, leaving his son Roman as a potential claimant to the throne. Roman has secured nominal Polish support for his claim, pledging eternal Moldavian fealty should he become Voivode. It is only a matter of time before Roman attempts to seize the throne from his uncle Stefan.

Moldavia is an Orthodox nation located in Eastern Europe, guaranted by Flag of Poland Poland. In 1444, Moldavia is a medium-sized five-province country, bordering Poland on the north, Flag of Lithuania Lithuania in the East, the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans in the south and Flag of Wallachia Wallachia in the west. After a short time, there will be events for Poland and Hungary, and Moldavia probably ends up as a march.

Moldavia has access to the Romanian missions (together with Wallachia), which focus on uniting the Romanians, conquering Transylvania, founding Bucharest and taking revenge for the defeat of the crusade of Varna.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Romanian missions

Events[edit | edit source]

Main article: Moldavian events

Roman of Moldavia event chain which may push Moldavia under Polish or Hungarian rule.

Decisions[edit | edit source]


Execute decision.pngForm Romanian Nation

The last vestiges of the Roman Empire are gone, and although many would make claim to the imperial crown, we are its true descendants. With all the ancestral lands united under our wise rule, we can usher in a new era of prosperity. We are the children of Rome - the people of Romania!

Potential requirements

Flag of Romania Romania does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Playing with normal or historical nations


The country:

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium does not exist


The country:

  • becomes Flag of Romania Romania.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige.
  • gets new Mission.png missions.
  • gets the Msg event.png event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’, unless it is a custom nation.
  • increases rank to Kingdom rank kingdom, if it is a Duchy rank duchy
  • removes all provinces from the Holy Roman Empire, if it is a member and not an elector or the emperor.
  • gets “Increased Centralization” for Time Icon.png 20 years, giving:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest.

A random owned province:

  • gains Base tax.png 1 base tax.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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

Playing Moldavia can make for very different and interesting gameplay, but is also very RNG dependent, as you rely on the rivals of countries like Flag of Poland Poland, Flag of Hungary Hungary, Flag of Austria Austria and Flag of Muscovy Muscovy in order to make alliances yourself, combined with the randomness of the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans fabricating time.

You should start the game out by taking Flag of Wallachia Wallachia as soon as possible, if they have good alliances it might be beneficial to restart. After you take out Wallachia you should focus on securing strong alliances to stop Ottoman aggression. You start out with a guarantee from Poland (you can also choose to be their March) and your top priority for alliances should be Muscovy, as their sheer amount of active troops, should discourage Ottomans from attacking you.

For your expanding after conquering Wallachia you should first focus on seeing opportunities to take land from Hungary and then eventually beat the Ottomans (unless you get an opportunity to punish them early). If you find yourself in a stall, you can often relatively easily take high value provinces from Flag of Crimea Crimea, however they have undesirable cultures and can be hard to convert.

If you are able to form Flag of Romania Romania your game should likely be in a good state to go for the "Dracula's Revenge" achievement.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Dracula's Revenge icon
Start as Wallachia or Moldavia, form Romania and own or have a subject own all of the Balkans.
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