- +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
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 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 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 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
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:
Portugal is a kingdom located in southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula - a well-positioned location for the New World discovery. It lies on the Atlantic coast and borders Castile to the north and 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 alongside a proper fleet for exploratory missions. Therefore, it is an ideal nation for players who want to discover and colonize the New World, Africa and the Far East. Its national ideas are geared towards turning the country into a global colonial and trade superpower.
Startup: Portugal starts the 1444 bookmark possessing 12 provinces, 131 development, and is not considered a great power. The heir to the crown of Portugal is a minor, thus the nation is ruled by the regent Infante Pedro whose skills are 4 Adm/2 Dip/1 Mil. Portugal begins the game allied to England.