- +5% Trade efficiency
- +30% Trade range
- +25% National sailors modifier
- +25% Colonial range
- +10% Goods produced modifier
- +10% Global trade power
- +1 Merchant
- −15% Construction cost
- +0.10 Yearly absolutism
- +15 Global settler increase
- +10% Trade efficiency
- +20% Global tariffs
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, has 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, Dom Pedro, Duke of Coimbra. Dom 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 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 Avis 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.
- 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 South America and the Caribbeans, Africa, Arabia, India and Indonesia, as well as trade control of Indonesia, Southern China and Japan. The Portuguese may also bring Iberia to their knees.
- Main article: Portuguese events
Formation of Spain
Since Portugal is in the Iberian culture group, it has the ability to form 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.
Form Spanish Nation Militarily
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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.
Institute the Societas Jesu
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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?
The country gets the modifier “The Societas Jesu” until the country:
with the following effects: