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Duchy rankMushasha
Primary culture
Levantine (Mashriqi)

Capital province
Haviza (4290)

Feudal Theocracy Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
MuslimMuslim technology group
Mushasha ideas
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Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% Infantry combat ability
+20% Fort defense

Morale of armies.png Fervent Millenarianism

+10% Morale of armies
−0.1% Monthly piety

Missionaries.png Messianic Legacy of Muhammad bin Falah

+1 Missionary

Attrition for enemies.png Swamp Warfare

+1 Attrition for enemies

National manpower modifier.png Arabistan

+15% National manpower modifier

Yearly legitimacy.png A House United

+1 Yearly legitimacy

Diplomat.png Outward Pragmatism

+1 Diplomat

Missionary strength vs heretics.png Sufis and Shias of the Middle East

+2% Missionary strength vs. heretics

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+2 Tolerance of the true faith

Mushasha represents the country created by Muhammad ibn Falah, arabian theologian born in Iraq, who believed himself to be the earthly representative of Ali and the Mahdi (shiite messiah). Shaykh Fahd issued a fatwa to the effect that Muhammad b. Fallah should be executed. Many Sunni rulers also called for the liquidation of this religious movement as heretical. But propaged theology of coming end of the world has attracted many fanatical shiite tribes to the theologian. Owned forces allowed to obtain lands in the edge of Iraq and create a dynastic, half-religious country. The state tried to extend its theology and cult of the monarch to other Shiite regions. Over time, theology approached the orthodoxy of Twelver Shi'ism, same country became a vassal of Persia and Turkey.

Decisions[edit | edit source]


Execute decision.pngForm Arabian Nation

For hundreds of years the Arabs have been divided, but we remember when the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, organized all of us into one ummah, a community of the faithful that transcended tribal affiliation. Today we have overcome disunity and regained the oneness that triumphed in the day of the Prophet and united Arabia

Potential requirements

Flag of Arabia Arabia does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Playing with normal or historical nations


The country:


The country:

  • becomes Flag of Arabia Arabia.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige.
  • becomes an Empire rank empire.
  • removes all provinces from the Holy Roman Empire, if it is a member and not an elector or the emperor.
  • gains permanent claims on:
  • gets “Increased Centralization” for Time Icon.png 20 years, giving:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest.

The AI will never take this decision.

Event[edit | edit source]

Event connected with Mushasha.


Msg event.pngRise of the Musha'sha'iyyah

A millenarian sect centered around the Iraqi theologian Muhammed Ibn Falah is rapidly gaining followers among the Arab and Persian tribesmen in southern Mesopotamia. As the sect continue to gain followers and financial assets it remains unclear whether Ibn Falah or any of his successors will become a significant factor in the politics of Persia

This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The country:

The year is at least 1445, but before 1455.

Mean time to happen

30 months

Event button 547.png

Every Flag of Mushasha Mushasha core provinces not owned by them:

  • Gets “The Musha'sha'iyyah” for Time Icon.png 10 years, giving:
    • Local unrest.png +5 local unrest

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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

Starting situation[edit | edit source]

Small shiite nation in sea of sunni nations. 5 provinces with 41 development, the most important province is Basra (Natural Harbor and 11 development). In north big shiite tribe Flag of Qara Qoyunlu Qara Qoyunlu. In east two big sunni blocks of Timmurid dynasty - Flag of Fars Fars (vassal of Flag of Timurids Timurids) and Flag of Luristan Luristan (vassal of Flag of Ajam Ajam). In south sunni Flag of Haasa Haasa. West side is secured by wastelands "Badiyat Ash Sham". One province have unaccepted culture, persian; one province is heretic. Mushasha have four non-owned cores, three in north and one in east.

Persian way[edit | edit source]

You can use collapse of Flag of Timurids Timurids power, and in alliance with Flag of Qara Qoyunlu Qara Qoyunlu, conquest persian lands. The first thing to do was to master the northern coast of the Persian Gulf - expansive goods and three CoT (Hormuz with 2 lvl) can be source of great income from production and trade. When vassals fight for independence, you try to conquer as many lands as possible - later there will be a problem, because strong alliances will form. So try use bargain when Flag of Ajam Ajam will be at war and conquer them several lands.

In Piety Piety events if first period you should be focused on Mysticism.png Mysticism way. Call on Religious Followers Call on Religious Followers will be very imporant in thoses early, very hard wars.

You can choose Flag of Haasa Haasa as rival and, if he haven't greater alliances, in war first humiliate and next force him to convert to Shi'ite. This wil be easy realization of two objectives (Humiliate in "Age of Discovery" and forced convert in "Age of Reformation").

On this path, should accept the Persian culture and then recognize it as the main culture. This will open the gate to formation of Persia, with better National Ideas, missions and events. You can have problem, when natural ally Flag of Qara Qoyunlu Qara Qoyunlu, will conquest needed lands to formation. You can wait, very often QQ have internal problems or hard war with Flag of Mamluks Mamluks and this will be opportunity to conquest needed lands. As formted Flag of Persia Persia probably you will be great and QQ will not be needed as main and non-alternative ally.

Iraqi way[edit | edit source]

In this way you need some luck, because you need alliance with Flag of Ajam Ajam and problems of Flag of Qara Qoyunlu Qara Qoyunlu. This tribal federation often has internal problems of hard war with Flag of Mamluks Mamluks, so there is a good chance of conquering Iraqi lands. When you will have the entirety of Iraq you can go to Caucasus or Levant. This will be determined how expansionist will be Flag of Ottomans Ottomans and which direction aggression of AI will direct.

You can use Arabian Penisula as extra source of money or cheap vassals.

Choice of ideas[edit | edit source]

In early game this composition should be most effective

  • Trade - started Basra and later Persia od Aleppo trade nodes are great to create income.
  • Offensive - siege ability bonus will be helpful for sieges in iranian mountains. Better stats of generals will be best in war of this region.
  • Religious/Economy - determined whether you plan to change NI to persian or not; for make up for deficiencies of modifiers.
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