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Kingdom rankPortugal
Primary culture
Portuguese (Iberian)

Capital province
Lisboa (227)

Feudal Monarchy

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Portuguese ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+5% Trade efficiency
+30% Trade range

National sailors modifier.png Legacy of the Navigator

+25% National sailors modifier
+25% Colonial range

Goods produced modifier.png Afonsine Ordinance

+10% Goods produced modifier

Trade power.png Feitorias

+10% Global trade power

Merchants.png Encourage the Bandeirantes

+1 Merchant

Construction cost.png Royal Absolutism

−15% Construction cost
+0.10 Yearly absolutism

Global settler increase.png Land before Faith

+15 Global settler increase

Trade efficiency.png Open up the Guilds

+10% Trade efficiency

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+20% Global tariffs
Shield Portugal.png
With the Reconquista almost complete, and the Iberian peninsula almost entirely in Christian hands, the kingdom of Portugal has turned its attention to the shores of Africa. With the conquest of Ceuta in 1415 the founder of the Avis dynasty, João I, have already made the first inroads into the Moorish homeland. A policy that his grandson, the still young Afonso V will continue to the best of his abilities. It is however through the work of Afonso's uncle, Dom Henrique, Henry the Navigator, that Portugal will leave its mark upon the world.

Under Henrique's direction Portugal has made great leaps in shipbuilding and navigation, embarking on expeditions long past cape Bojador in the south. Seeking gold, spices and perhaps the legendary kingdom of Prester John, Portuguese sailors are about to undertake voyages all over the globe. They are reaching for new continents in the west as well as India, Indonesia and even China and Japan in the East. Indeed Portuguese sailors might one day circumnavigate the entire globe.

As of 1444 Afonso is still a minor, with the daily rule of the kingdom entrusted to another uncle, Don Pedro, duke of Coimbra. Don Pedro's regency has been fraught with the difficulties of controlling the strong Portuguese nobility at court, but the duke has so far been able to ably strengthen royal power at their expense. As Afonso grows older however other forces at court will try to control him, hoping to use the young king for their own designs.

While Flag of Castile Castile has had a series of weak rulers and strong nobles, the Castilians can be a serious threat to the Portuguese. The royal house of Aviz has therefore pursued a policy of intermarriage with the Castilian royal family, hoping to ensure a lasting friendship and possibly strengthen future Portuguese claims to the Castilian throne.

Portugal is a kingdom located in southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. It lies on the Atlantic coast and borders Flag of Castile Castile to the east. Besides the mainland, it also owns Ceuta in North Africa, and two islands, Madeira and The Azores, which can serve as stepping stones to the Americas.

Portugal starts with an explorer and a sizable fleet and therefore, is an ideal nation for players who want to explore and colonize the New World. Its national ideas are geared towards turning the country into a global colonial power.


Main article: Portuguese missions

As a Tier 1 country, Portugal has a large amount of missions and events, which are therefore listed on separate pages. Portugal's missions include the exploration and colonization of the New World, Africa, and India.


Main article: Portuguese events

Portugal's events are focused around colonization and expansion in the Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as its volatile relations with its colonial competitors, particularly the Dutch.

Formation of Spain

Since Portugal is in the Iberian culture group, it has the ability to form Flag of Spain Spain militarily. Note that this is even possible (again) if Spain had been formed before by Castile, and then fully annexed. The AI will never do this, however.

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.
  • has an administrative technology of at least level 10.
  • is not a subject nation.
  • is not at war.
  • Is not a nomad nation.
  • A Muslim nation does not own a province in Iberia.
  • Owns the core Province icon.png provinces:
    • Barcelona (213)
    • Zaragoza (214)
    • Castilla La Vieja (215)
    • Salamanca (216)
    • Sevilla (224)
    • Toledo (219)
    • València (220)
    • Granada (223).

  • Gain “Increased Centralization” modifier for 20 years:
    • −0.05 Autonomy.png Monthly autonomy change
    • +1 National unrest.png National unrest
  • If a member of the Imperial authority.png HRE and not an elector / emperor, all own provinces are removed from the HRE.



Execute decision.pngInstitute the Societas Jesu

His Holiness has approved a new missionary order called the Society of Jesus. However without royal support it will not thrive, shall we support the Jesuits?

Potential requirements

This country:

  • is Catholicism Catholic.
  • is Flag of Portugal Portugal or Flag of Spain Spain.
  • does not have the modifier “The Societas Jesu”.
  • does not have the modifier “Jesuits Expelled”".

This country:


The country gets the modifier “The Societas Jesu” until the country:

with the following effects:

  • Missionary strength.png+1% missionary strength,
  • Papal influence.png+0.5 yearly papal influence.

Catholicism loses Catholic reform desire.png2% reform desire.


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Not so sad a state...
As Portugal, have a colony in Brazil and in Africa.
The Navigator icon
The Navigator
As Portugal, get owned provinces in Africa, India and Indonesia before 1500.
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