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Kingdom rankNaples
Primary culture
Neapolitan (Latin)

Capital province
Napoli (121)

Feudal Nobility Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Neapolitan ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+10% Trade efficiency
+10% Institution spread

Goods produced modifier.png Consolidate the Royal Domain

+10% Goods produced modifier

Technology cost.png Academia Pontaniana

−5% Technology cost

Development cost.png Encourage City Living

−10% Development cost

Morale of armies.png Crush the Power of the Barons

+10% Morale of armies

Ship costs.png Expand the Arsenale

−10% Ship cost

Prestige.png City of Artists

+1 Yearly prestige

Legitimacy.png The Lazzaroni and the Monarchy

+1 Yearly legitimacy

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+20% National manpower modifier
For the area, see Naples (area).
Shield Naples.png
After the Sicilian Rebellion of 1282, the Neapolitan King Charles of Anjou lost control of the island to Peter III of Aragon. With only the territories in mainland Italy to his name, the Kingdom of Flag of Two Sicilies Sicily became forfeit and its King adopted the title: the Kingdom of Naples.

When Queen Joan I died childless, the Neapolitan Kingdom fell into a constant state of civil war; with cousins of all kinds of claims and titles to their name fighting for control of the Kingdom. Alfonso V of Aragon settled this dispute with blood, driving out all other pretenders and uniting the Crown of Aragon with the Kingdom of Naples.

In 1444, the Kingdom of Naples is a captive in a very delicate situation. They remain under union with the Crown of Flag of Aragon Aragon, but the Aragonese claim to the throne is weak and the question of who truly belongs on the throne is something of an ongoing dispute. With blood ties to the Kingdom of Flag of France France, the Neapolitan Succession Crisis has become a matter of great tension between Aragon and France.

To the north, Flag of the Papal State the Papal State controls Rome and much of Central Italy. Meanwhile, the Italian Peninsula is shattered into small realms such as Flag of Florence Florence and city-states like Flag of Lucca Lucca and Flag of Bologna Bologna. To the south, Flag of Tunis Tunis remains a large threat to the economic stability of the Kingdom, as the marauding pirates often raid the coastline of Naples and disrupt Italian maritime trade. However, the question still remains: how will Naples break free from the iron grasp of Aragonese rule and reunite the Two Sicilies.

Naples is the one of the strongest powers in Italy when the game begins, occupying the entirety of mainland Italy south of the Papal State. They begin the game in 1444 in a personal union under Flag of Aragon Aragon.

The Kingdom of Naples, officially named the Kingdom of Sicily, was founded by Norman conquerors in the 12th century. The island of Sicily was conquered by Aragon in 1284 (ruled as a separate kingdom known as Trinacria), and the peninsular kingdom in 1442. However, the union ended in 1458 as Naples was given to the king's younger brother in an agreement with the pope, with Sicily proper remaining under Aragonese control, as it is in the game. The French House of Anjou provoked the Italian Wars of the late 15th and early 16th centuries by pressing a historic claim to the crown of Naples, ultimately leading to the peninsula coming under the domination of the Spanish Habsburgs. It became an Austrian possession as a result of the War of the Spanish Succession, but was later reconquered by the Spanish, under whose control it remained until it returned independent in 1734. After the chaos of the Napoleonic Wars, in 1816, there was the formal union of the Kingdom of Naples with the Kingdom of Sicily into the new Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The Kingdom ended in the 19th century, with the unification of Italy.



Main article: Neapolitan missions


Main article: Neapolitan events


Naples can form the nation of   Italy.


 Form 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

  Italy does not exist.

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:


The country:


If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector then:
    • all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
    • the emperor gets the  event ‘Italy breaks out of the Empire’.
    • the emperor gets the opinion modifier ‘Left the Holy Roman Empire’ towards the country, worth  −150 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.

The country:

If   Italy:


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

Naples will probably get his independence when Aragon gets the event to choose to respect his late king's Will to grant Naples independence as his second son , Ferrando as king , or keep it under Aragonese rule against the late king's Will. If not Naples can easily get supported his independence by the great powers of Europe , such as   France or   Austria.

After independence, it's up to the player to choose where to expand. There are many options available due to Naples' size. If Naples joins the HRE, attempting to become Emperor is an option, although this has to be done before the shadow kingdom event to prevent the triggered modifier for staying in the empire. Another option is colonizing the new world. One could easily snap up a ton of North America as Naples but funneling trade to Genoa requires power in the Bordeaux node. A better expansion option may be Africa, trade from West Africa may be pulled across the Sahara to Tunis and on to Genoa. This path of expansion requires Exploration ideas, which can be dropped after bridging the provinces south of   Fezzan. Another path could be to expand into Italy and reap the riches of others, in this case claiming across sea zones to attack   Siena,   Genoa or   Ferrara could be a good idea if   The Papal State has good allies. A French alliance is quite common with Naples so this could assist in Neapolitan endeavors. Releasing nations to diplomatically vassalize to prevent high aggressive expansion (such as   Modena and   Parma, or even   Avignon if the player is fast enough) might be a good idea. Naples may consider expanding eastward through   Ragusa or   Serbia into the Balkans and   Hungary, outside of the HRE and lead the crusade against the   Ottomans, it is recommended to only start to do this after forming   Italy, as it will be difficult beforehand. Blocking off the Ottomans from their Balkan territories from the straits is an effective way to siege out quite a bit of their richer provinces, including their capital. Taking lands and releasing Byzantium is quite an effective way of gaining more cores. The Indian path is also easy to achieve provided Naples has swept through North Africa to the   Mamluks faster than the Ottomans can get to them or Naples has already taking Suez from the Ottomans. On the other hand, if you want to form Italy your main problem will be defeating the Papal States. Break your alliance with Castile if necessary and ally the Pope's rivals (  France is best if they have rivalled the Pope which is common). Moving your capital across the Strait of Sicily to Palermo may be advisable in this scenario to prevent losing warscore from losing your capital. Another path could be to cross the Adriatic Sea to defeat and vassalise Serbia and Bosnia and then expand further into Hungary. If doing this be careful not to provoke the wrath of the Ottomans.


As an Italian culture nation, make sure entire Tunis Area is at 100 devastation.

Form Italy.

Become a Great Power as Naples.

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