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Duchy rankNevers
Primary culture
Burgundian (French)

Capital province
Nivernais (191)

Feudal Nobility Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Nivernais ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
−10% Infantry cost
+2 Yearly papal influence

Production efficiency.png Forges of Nivernais

+10% Production efficiency

Stability cost modifier.png Commentaire sur la Coutume du Pays et Duché de Nivernais

−10% Stability cost modifier

Goods produced modifier.png Faience Production

+10% Goods produced modifier

Morale of armies.png True Frenchmen

+10% Morale of armies

Fort defense.png Bridges of the Loire

+20% Fort defense

Manpower recovery speed.png Morvan Wet Nurses

+10% Manpower recovery speed

Yearly prestige.png Greatest Palace of the Loire Valley

+1 Yearly prestige

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% Infantry combat ability

Flag of Nevers Nevers is a two province minor Duchy located in France (region). In 1444 Nevers' two provinces are not adjacent. Their capital is Nivernais (191), which lies between Flag of Burgundy Burgundy Flag of France France and Flag of Bourbonnais Bourbonnais. The exclave of Rethel (181) is three provinces away and is bordered by Flag of Burgundy Burgundy, Flag of France France, Flag of Liege Liege and Flag of Provence Provence. Nevers starts out as a Vassal.png vassal of Burgundy.


Main article: French ducal missions


Nevers can re-form France when it ceases to exist.


Execute decision.pngForm French Nation

This year will mark the beginning of an evolutionary period for our nation. The old feudal ways will begin to make way for a more modern centralized nation. Although struggling financially due to miscalculated projects and military campaigns, we have managed to transform ourselves into one of the most dominant powers of Europe.

Potential requirements

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:


Flag of France France does not exist.
The country:


If Paris (183) is part of the HRE, but its owner is not a member then:

  • the province is removed from the HRE.
  • the Holy Roman Emperor:
    • gets the opinion modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the owner, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
    • loses Imperial authority.png1 imperial authority.

Paris (183):

  • becomes the new capital of the owner country.

The country:

  • becomes Flag of France France.
  • gets new Mission.pngmissions.
  • gets a permanent claim on every non-owned province in the region of France.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png−0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png+1 national unrest.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png25 prestige.

If Flag of France France:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a Duchy rank duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • does not have custom ideas


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

Opening moves[edit]

in 1444, Nevers starts out as a vassal of Burgundy, as a country split into two parts, and no real army to speak of. To survive, the player will have to move quickly before Burgundy has a chance to annex it. Before the player unpauses the game, it is recommended to check Burgundy's rivals, normally it will be three out of Flag of Austria Austria, Flag of Castile Castile, Flag of Aragon Aragon, Flag of England England, Flag of France France or Flag of Denmark Denmark. It's a good idea to get whichever three are rivals to support the player's independence, and it may be worth fabricating a claim on Bourgogne. If France is Burgundy's rival, the player may need to improve relations beforehand, as they will most likely have an opinion malus with the player due to them desiring the player's provinces. Once all three countries supporting the player's independence (two is bearable, but riskier), declare war before any of the supporters gets dragged into another war.

When the war starts, it is a good idea to let the player's allies do most of the fighting- if France is supporting independence, one could just move their armies into their land so they don't lose precious manpower. Typically from this war the player would want to take either Bourgogne or Charolais, otherwise it will be impossible to add the player's capital to the empire without moving it, which will waste valuable admin points that are necessary to core provinces. If the Burgundian Inheritance happens during the war, the player should probably restart, as all the land around the player will suddenly become a lot harder to get. The war should be relatively easy to win, just be wary that if France is in the war, they typically wont transfer control of provinces to the player, so the player should make sure their armies are the leaders in siege of any province the player wants to take. An ideal peace for this war would be to take Bourgogne, making them cancel one of their PUs to make them far easier to fight in the future, and to take as many ducats as possible along with independence. If France helped the player and the player wants to keep them as an ally, then it's probably worth giving them a province they have a claim on in the peace to help keep relations high.

Solidifying Nevers' position[edit]

Once the player has made peace with Burgundy, they should be prepared to lose an alliance with one of the countries who helped them get independence, but this shouldn't be too much of an issue now. One should then core whatever provinces have been taken from burgundy, and add their country to the HRE- this will give far more options for expansion and protection from the major powers around the player. A good next move could be to take Barrois from Flag of Provence Provence, Flag of The Papal State The Papal State and Flag of Savoy Savoy will normally help the player with this. So long as the player is careful with their aggressive expansion, they should find themself in a very stable position- from here they can go on to conquer more of Burgundy, expand into the HRE, challenge the Emperor for its position, and as a Burgundian country, Nevers can also form Flag of France France if the required provinces are taken from them, or with the rich provinces in the low countries, the player can easily culture shift and form the Flag of Netherlands Netherlands.


Never say Nevers icon
As Nevers, own the entire France region as core provinces.
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