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Duchy rankNuremberg
Primary culture
Franconian (Germanic)

Capital province
Nürnberg (67)

Free City Government republic.png

State religion

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

+10% Trade efficiency
+20% Garrison size

Prestige decay.png Imperial Regalia

−1% Prestige decay

Land maintenance modifier.png Nuremberg Castle

−5% Land maintenance modifier

Administrative technology cost.png Nuremberg Chronicle

−10% Administrative technology cost

Production efficiency.png Rostbratwurst

+10% Production efficiency

Missionary strength.png Franconian Centre of Reformation

+2% Missionary strength

Stability cost modifier.png Christkindlesmarkt

−10% Stability cost modifier

Trade power.png Nuremberg Exchange

+15% Global trade power

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+1 Diplomatic reputation

Nuremberg is a free city of the Holy Roman Empire located in South Germany. Its neighbors are Flag of Bayreuth Bayreuth, Flag of The Palatinate The Palatinate, Flag of Ingolstadt Ingolstadt, Flag of Ansbach Ansbach and Flag of Bamberg Bamberg.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Franconian_missions

Decisions[edit | edit source]


Execute decision.pngForm Franconia

The memory of the old Duchy of Franconia lives on in the memories of ambitious local rulers. The Prince-Bishop of Würzburg claims the title, but in practice it has lain in abeyance for centuries, its former lands riven by disunity. Should this unity be restored, then Franconia would once again become a force to be reckoned with in Germany.

Potential requirements

Flag of Franconia Franconia does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled, it:

Playing with normal or historical nations.


The country:


The country:

  • becomes Flag of Franconia Franconia.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige.
  • gets new Mission.png missions.
  • 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
    • it has at least Development.png 100 total development
    • either is an elector of the Holy Roman Empire or is not a member.
  • gains a permanent claim on all unowned provinces in:
    • Franconia area
    • Upper Franconia area.
  • 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

Execute decision.pngForm German Nation

Regardless of the absence of a strong, central authority, our nation is prospering. The Hanseatic League, formed by hundreds of towns in northern Germany, has contributed to the prosperity of our nation. Intellectual growth, combined with sea and overland trading, has also helped spur the development and transform our country into a wealthy manufacturing center.
Potential requirements

Flag of Germany Germany does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Playing with normal or historical nations.


The country:

  • has an Administrative technology.png administrative technology of at least 20.
  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not at war.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • owns core provinces:
    • Berlin (50)
    • München (65)
    • Brunswick (57
    • Augsburg (1868) or Stuttgart (70)
    • Nürnberg (67) or Frankfurt (1876)
    • Niederhessen (1762) or Köln (85)
    • Königsberg (41) or Straßburg (75)
    • Hamburg (44) or Lübeck (45)
    • Dresden (61) or Erfurt (63)
  • owns at least 50 core provinces across the North Germany and South Germany regions.


The country:

If the country is the Imperial authority.png emperor of the Holy Roman Empire:

  • Dismantle the Holy Roman Empire.


AI will always take this decision

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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

Nuremberg starts out as a free city in the Holy Roman Empire, which means that it has the protecting of the Holy Roman Emperor (which is Flag of Austria Austria in 1444). Nuremberg has the ability to form Flag of Franconia Franconia, which it can do quite easily. The easiest target to attack first is Flag of Ansbach Ansbach and it's vassal Flag of Bayreuth Bayreuth. Ansbach usually doesn't get any strong allies and thus is easy to take out. Getting Ansbach and Bayreuth as vassals in this war has many benefits; Nuremberg remains a Free city, because that status is only lost ones it gets more than one province, and the Emperor won't ask for Unlawful territory. Make sure that the Strong Duchies privilege is enacted, to lower the liberty desire and give enough diplomatic relations for allies.

After the first war against Ansbach, Nuremberg can easily expand into Wurzburg, Rothenburg and Bamberg. Nuremberg's vassals should take the provinces in each war. After conquering the Franconian minors, only Aschaffenburg from Flag of Mainz Mainz or Coburg from Flag of Thuringia Thuringia are left. When the desired territory has been conquered, Nuremberg can annex their vassals Ansbach and Bayreuth and form Franconia.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

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