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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
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 France in 1598, being merged into the kingdom proper in 1620.


Main article: Navarran missions


Main article: Navarran events



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 Allow
  • Flag of Spain Spain does not exist.
  • Administrative technology.png Has an administrative technology of at least level 10.
  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • Is not a nomad nation.
  • Is not at war.
  • A Muslim nation does not own a province in Iberia region.
  • Province icon.png Owns the core provinces:
    • Barcelona (213)
    • Zaragoza (214)
    • Valladolid (215)
    • Salamanca (216)
    • Toledo (219)
    • València (220)
    • Granada (223)
    • Sevilla (224)

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

  • Change country to Flag of Spain Spain.
  • Gain new Mission.png missions.[1]
  • If Duchy rank duchy, set government rank to Kingdom rank Kingdom.
  • If a member of the Imperial authority.png HRE and not an elector / emperor, all own provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • Gain a permanent claim on all not owned provinces of Iberia region, except the areas of: Alentejo, Beira, Macaronesia.
  • Gain Yearly prestige.png25 prestige
  • Set country flag formed_spain_flag
  • Gain “Increased Centralization” modifier for 20 years:
    • −0.05 Autonomy.png Monthly autonomy change
    • +1 National unrest.png National unrest


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.


Flag of Navarra Navarra is a challenging choice, as they are the smallest Iberian nation while having a relatively tough achievement called Basque in Glory. They could form Flag of Spain Spain which gives you more balanced idea and powerful mission tree.

Opening moves[edit]

Flag of Castile Castile, Flag of France France and Flag of Aragon Aragon are strong nations who also want your provinces. At the start, the player may prevent Flag of Castile Castile from forming a Personal Union over Aragon via the Iberian wedding, as it will bring a tough battle between you and allies. Therefore, the player will have to quickly find good allies with enough favors such as Flag of France France or Flag of England England.

The player may find Flag of France France to be the better option, as the player can gain more favors by promising to give the French their cores when asking them to join a war against England. Flag of Castile Castile could be a good starting ally, as it could speed up crushing Flag of England England and Flag of Portugal Portugal Alliance. The player will often find PU event which allow the player to claim Flag of Aragon Aragon throne. If done correctly with luck, the player could fight on Flag of Aragon Aragon and then Flag of Castile Castile separately by PU CB.

Without Flag of England England's help, Flag of Portugal Portugal could be annexed with a few wars. The Berber states are relatively easy to fight, if the player make use of religion and allies.

Mid game[edit]

During Age of Reformation, if the player wants to get Basque in Glory achievement, Navarra should already control Castile and Aragon as PU subjects. If the ideas selected correctly, these nation should be annexed and converted quickly.

France, Berbers and Italians could be the next reasonable target as the trade income could be boasted from these region. Moving the capital into the Genoa node also greatly helps with trade income. Alternatively, colonization is possible if the player able to take many coastal provinces from Berbers and Portugal.

late game[edit]

As Flag of Navarra Navarra's idea could be improved by forming Flag of Spain Spain, the player will often form Flag of Spain Spain right after the annexation and continue the colonization and Spanish inquisition. Flag of Russia Russia, Flag of France France, Flag of Austria Austria and Flag of England England could be late game allies.

As one of mission tree gives army tradition in the entire game, some players may prefer to take this mission before formation of Spain


Navarra later on can be a major colonial power, if they united all Iberians.

  • Influence ideas is a powerful idea group allowing the player to annex large subjects early.
  • Exploration ideas is a very strong idea group allowing the player to colonize the new world and become a colonial power.
  • Administrative ideas are helpful to annex more lands quickly, especially useful for OPM Navarra.
  • Religious ideas Cheaper and faster culture and religious conversion for the achievement.


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 Catalan or Aragonese culture gives Aragonese missions while any other culture gives Spanish missions