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Duchy rankMunich
Primary culture
Bavarian (Germanic)

Capital province
München (65)

Feudal Nobility Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Bavarian ideas

For countries with Primary culture.png Bavarian primary culture.

Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% Cavalry combat ability
+50% Chance of new heir

Yearly legitimacy.png Institute the Everlasting Succession

+1 Yearly legitimacy

Production efficiency.png Bring in the Bavarian Purity Law

+10% Production efficiency

Yearly prestige.png Found the Bavarian State Orchestra

+1 Yearly prestige

Papal influence.png Establish the Geistlicher Rat

+1 Yearly papal influence
+3% Missionary strength vs heretics

National tax modifier.png Become Brewmaster General

+10% National tax modifier

Discipline.png Found a Professional Army

+5% Discipline

Yearly army tradition.png Found the Royal Order of Saint George for the Defense of the Immaculate Conception

+0.5 Yearly army tradition

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−10% Development cost

Munich is a Bavarian minor in South Germany belonging to the Holy Roman Empire. Its two provinces are separated by Flag of Landshut Landshut. The bishopric Flag of Passau Passau is its vassal. Munich exists in game starts from 1444 to 1503.



Execute decision.pngForm Bavaria

The once proud Duchy of Bavaria lies divided and weak. We must reunite its former territories and reclaim the glories of the past if we are to avoid being but a footnote in history.
Potential requirements

The country:

  • plays with normal or historical nations
  • has not been an end-game nation.
  • has not form any German nation
  • has not form Flag of Bavaria Bavaria yet
  • is not an AI or playing a custom nation
  • Flag of Bavaria Bavaria does not exist
  • has Bavarian as primary culture.

The country:

  • Change country to Flag of Bavaria Bavaria
  • If Flag of Munich Munich is our subject nation, then inherit Flag of Munich Munich
  • If Flag of Landshut Landshut is our subject nation, then inherit Flag of Landshut Landshut
  • If Flag of Ingolstadt Ingolstadt is our subject nation, then inherit Flag of Ingolstadt Ingolstadt
  • Gain a permanent claim on all not owned provinces in the Lower Bavaria, Upper Bavaria and East Bavaria.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png−0.05 monthly autonomy change,
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png25 prestige
  • Move Capital to Munich (65)
  • Adds Base tax.png2 base tax to Munich (65)
  • If not Flag of Munich Munich, Flag of Landshut Landshut or Flag of Ingolstadt Ingolstadt, update mission tree to Bavarian missions

Execute decision.pngForm German Nation

Regardless of the absence of a strong, central authority, our nation is prospering. The Hanseatic League, formed by hundreds of towns in northern Germany, has contributed to the prosperity of our nation. Intellectual growth, combined with sea and overland trading, has also helped spur the development and transform our country into a wealthy manufacturing center.
Potential requirements

Flag of Germany Germany does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:


The country:

  • has an administrative technology of at least 20.
  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • is not at war.
  • is not the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • All of the following must be true:
    • Owns Berlin (50)
    • Owns München (65)
    • Owns Brunswick (57)
    • Owns Augsburg (1868) or Stuttgart (70)
    • Owns Nürnberg (67) or Frankfurt (1876)
    • Owns Niederhessen (1762) or Köln (85)
    • Owns Königsberg (41) or Straßburg (75)
    • Owns Hamburg (44) or Lübeck (45)
    • Owns Dresden (61) or Erfurt (63)
  • 50 owned core provinces in:
    • North Germany
    • South Germany


The country:

If the country does not have custom ideas

The emperor of the HRE:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Left the Holy Roman Empire” towards Germany worth Opinion.png−150 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
  • gets the Msg event.png event ‘Germany breaks out of the Empire’.


Main article: Bavarian missions

The missions center around expanding into their immediate vicinity.


Main article: Bavarian events

Munich shares some events with Flag of Bavaria Bavaria.


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

Starting situation[edit]

Munich starts with a 2 2 2 ruler and 1 0 1 heir. The ruler is young enough to disinherit and try for a better heir. It has a force limit of 10, which is significantly higher than its neighbours. Together with its vassal Passau early wars are feasible, without neccessarily needing allies.

Forming Bavaria[edit]

Munich immediately gets an event which grants a Restoration of Union casus belli on both Flag of Landshut Landshut and Flag of Ingolstadt Ingolstadt. Their alliances tend to be weak, so it may be possible to attack right away. As soon as both are under a personal union (or vassalized), Flag of Bavaria Bavaria can be formed, integrating them for free. This can be done as early as 1455, without triggering a coalition. Flag of Austria Austria may interfere during the wars by enforcing white peace, if possible ally them to prevent this.

Further expansion[edit]

Bavaria's home provinces are littered with free cities, so look for opportunities to expand into either Bohemia or Austria.


Stern des Südens icon
Form Bavaria starting as München and have your Subject Bremen own Werder.
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