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Kingdom rankNavarra
Primary culture
Basque (Iberian)

Capital province
Navarra (210)

Feudal Nobility Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Navarran ideas
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Traditions.png Traditions:

+20% Naval force limit modifier
−20% Light ship cost

Fort defense.png Dorretxeak

+10% Fort defense

Mercenary maintenance.png Navarrese Company

−15% Mercenary maintenance

Global settler increase.png Intrepid Pioneers

+20 Global settler increase

Production efficiency.png Transatlantic Whaling

+10% Production efficiency

Trade steering.png Cross-Pyrenean Trade

+25% Trade steering
+5% Institution spread

Idea cost.png Royal Basque Society

−10% Idea cost

Autonomy change cooldown.png End of the Fueros

−25% Autonomy change cooldown

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% Trade efficiency

Navarra is a one-province nation in northern Iberia. It is the only Basque nation in the game and starts off with the same dynasty as Flag of Aragon Aragon and Flag of Castile Castile, either of whom usually vassalize Navarra. Navarra is the only country that can form both Flag of France France and Flag of Spain Spain without culture shifting. Historically most of Navarra was incorporated into Flag of Spain Spain in 1512, while the northern part entered into a personal union with Flag of France France in 1598, being merged into the kingdom proper in 1620.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Navarran missions

Events[edit | edit source]

Main article: Navarran events

“Joan II de Trastámara” is Flag of Navarra Navarra's starting ruler and Flag of Aragon Aragon's starting heir. If he dies in one country, he also dies in the other one. If he ascends to the throne of Aragon, the event The Death of King Alfonso will happen if its conditions are fulfilled which can lead to a personal union between the two countries.

Decisions[edit | edit source]


Execute decision.pngForm Spanish Nation Militarily

Global expansion in newly discovered areas and the establishment of colonies is transforming Spain into one of the most powerful and wealthiest nations of our time. Spanish explorers are constantly moving into new lands and extending our borders. Immense amounts of gold and silver are being brought back to our motherland, filling the coffers of our state Treasury.

Potential requirements

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Playing with normal or historical nations


Flag of Spain Spain does not exist.
The country:

No Muslim nation owns a province in Iberia region.

Provinces map
  • All orange provinces must be owned and cored.
  • Formation grants permanent claims on shaded area.


The country:

  • becomes Flag of Spain Spain.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige.
  • gets new Mission.png missions.[1]
  • 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 a permanent claim on Iberia region, except Alentejo and Beira areas.
  • gets “Increased Centralization” for Time Icon.png 20 years, giving:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest.

  • AI will always take this decision
  • AI gives "high priority" (400) to this decision

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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

Intro[edit | edit source]

Flag of Navarra Navarra starts in an interesting position as the only Iberian OPM, and has the difficult country specific achievement, Basque in Glory. Flag of Castile Castile, Flag of France France, Flag of England England and Flag of Aragon Aragon are strong neighbors who will want your starting province, and also represent the only initial avenues of expansion. For Flag of Navarra Navarra to escape its starting predicament, whether that escape takes the form of an American exile state, an Iberian power, or a French power, a careful selection of allies, well timed wars, and a good dose of luck will be crucial. However, the event "The Death of King Alfonso (Navarra)" will give them a Restoration of Union CB on Flag of Aragon Aragon, and they can get a permanent claim on all of Iberia from a mission which only requires owning or having a non-tributary subject own the state of Aragon, giving them great potential. They have the unique ability to form Flag of Spain Spain or Flag of France France which both have powerful ideas and mission trees, however this guide will focus on Iberian expansion for the achievement Basque in Glory.

Opening moves[edit | edit source]

Flag of Castile Castile and Flag of Aragon Aragon will both seek to subjugate Flag of Navarra Navarra. Flag of Castile Castile will often attempt to do so diplomatically, meaning an alliance can be secured. However, the alliance may later break if they offer vassalization and it is denied, so try to prevent their attitude from switching to domineering. If possible, Flag of France France is also a powerful ally, but can be difficult to secure until later. Flag of Aragon Aragon and Flag of Portugal Portugal may be willing to join an alliance, but Flag of Portugal Portugal will most likely defend Flag of England England if Flag of Navarra Navarra attempts to conquer Labourd, and Flag of Aragon Aragon represents the most direct avenue of Iberian expansion. The Papal State makes an incredibly useful ally both for papal influence, and for fighting Flag of Aragon Aragon in Italy later. Curry favors with any allies as your small military will make them accumulate incredibly slowly otherwise.

At the start, Flag of England England will often lose the Surrender of Maine, but will keep Labourd and Bordeaux. Flag of Navarra Navarra and an allied Flag of Castile Castile can conquer Labourd given Flag of England England lacks strong mainland allies, as England's weakened army and fleet should be unable to successfully land on the mainland. Flag of Castile Castile should be able to take on Flag of Portugal Portugal, but be aware that the Castillian Civil War could cause uprisings which will complicate things.

Flag of Aragon Aragon may declare war on Flag of Navarra Navarra if they are missing strong enough allies. However, this can make for a perfect opportunity to conquer the state of Aragon to complete the mission Aragonese Inheritance, which gives permanent claims on all of Iberia. In addition, the Iberian Union cannot happen if Flag of Castile Castile and Flag of Aragon Aragon are at war. Flag of Castile Castile will typically desire some of the provinces in the state of Aragon, so try to make sure you get control of those in the war so you can secure them for yourself in the peace deal. Eventually, King Alfonso will die, firing an event which gives Flag of Navarra Navarra and Flag of Aragon Aragon a Restoration of Union CB against eachother. This is a war you should aim for 100% warscore in, as Flag of Aragon Aragon will be extremely disloyal from relative development and military size unless you conquer a significant amount of land from them.

If your expansionist wars have kept the Iberian powers busy, there's a good chance Granada will still be independent following your Aragonese conquests, and if you've completed the Aragonese Inheritance, you will have claims over them. However, they will be outside of coring range unless you own a province on the Aragonese coastline, so check the colonial range of their provinces before declaring. This should be a rather easy war, just make sure you occupy all of the Granadan provinces yourself. Flag of Castile Castile and Flag of Portugal Portugal should be more than willing to handle fighting the Maghrebi nations for you.

Mid game[edit | edit source]

Your faithful ally Flag of Castile Castile will most likely rival you after conquering Granada, so there is no need to give them Maghrebi land to keep them allied. Allowing them to fight in the Maghreb for you should also significantly weaken them, which will make them easier to conquer later, and less likely to secure allies in the meantime.

For Basque in Glory, you may want to start culture converting provinces which have the "Adjacent Culture" discount. Prioritize culture converting towards a province on the Aragonese coastline, as you also get a culture conversion discount by water connection. The adjacency bonus will give a 25% discount, but will take a significant amount of time, meaning its better to start early. You may want to avoid culture converting Aragonese cultured provinces until they are being integrated, as it will significantly harm relations with Flag of Aragon Aragon. Don't delay integrating Flag of Aragon Aragon, as it can take a while to do so (especially if they own high development Italian provinces), their integrated provinces won't have separatism, and the Menorcan/Mallorcan Islands are a part of Iberia and very cheap to culture convert.

Flag of Castile Castile will most likely be in a relatively weak position with few allies, and be relatively easy to conquer in a series of wars. Due to separatism preventing culture conversion, and culture conversion taking 10 months per development, the land for Basque in Glory needs to be conquered well in advance of the 1600 cutoff, so don't dilly dally. Also make sure separatists aren't able to siege provinces, as it will cause more separatism. If either Flag of Castile Castile or Flag of Portugal Portugal are PUed, you will most likely not get the opportunity to culture convert their provinces before the achievement cutoff as it will take too long to integrate and convert.

If you lack diplomatic power for culture converting, you can relocate your capital to a colonized province in West Africa to get the overseas same religion discount of 80% to culture conversions.

Late Game (Post Basque in Glory)[edit | edit source]

You can form the nation of Flag of Spain Spain and gain access to their missions if you take the required provinces from Flag of Castile Castile, which will give you a Restoration of Union CB on Flag of Portugal Portugal. However, you may wish to first conquer Gascony as Flag of Navarra Navarra to gain the Restoration of Union CB against Flag of France France before switching. Uniting Iberia as Flag of Navarra Navarra also gives army tradition for the rest of the game, so it may be worth conquering Flag of Portugal Portugal before forming Flag of Spain Spain.

Your Iberian powerbase can be used to secure the Restoration of Union against Flag of France France, and eventually integrate them, and then form Flag of France France yourself. However, be aware that forming Flag of Spain Spain makes you unable to form Flag of France France. Also, be aware that you will need to culture switch to form Flag of Spain Spain as Flag of France France later on.

Ideas[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Basque in Glory icon
Starting as Navarra, ensure that most of Iberia is Basque culture before the Age of Absolutism.

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  1. Having the Golden Century.png 'Golden Century' DLC and being Flag of Aragon Aragon, Flag of Catalonia Catalonia or Flag of Valencia Valencia gives Aragonese missions while any other culture gives Spanish missions