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Duchy rankRothenburg
Primary culture
Franconian (Germanic)

Capital province
Rothenburg (4715)

Free City Government republic.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Rothenburg ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+10% Morale of armies
+25% Fort defense

No religion penalty.png Zarfat Registry

Heretic and heathen provinces do not give any penalties

Yearly prestige.png The Beautiful City

+1 Yearly prestige
+10% Institution spread

Yearly republican tradition.png The End of the Line

+0.3 Yearly republican tradition

Construction cost.png The Knights of the Hinterland

−10% Construction cost
+15% Land force limit modifier

Discipline.png The Drink of War

+5% Discipline

Provincial trade power modifier.png The Holy Blood

+10% Provincial trade power modifier

National manpower modifier.png Klingentorturm

+10% National manpower modifier
+20% Garrison size

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% National tax modifier

Rothenburg is a free city of the Holy Roman Empire in the 1444 start date.

Decisions[edit | edit source]

It is possible to form Franconia or Germany as Rothenburg.


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
  • Playing with normal or historical nations.
  • The country:
  • Flag of Franconia Franconia does not exist.
  • If the country is AI-controlled, it:
    • is not a custom nation.
    • is not a former colonial nation.

  • The country:
    • becomes Flag of Franconia Franconia.
    • gains a permanent claim on all unowned provinces in Franconia and Upper Franconia areas.
    • 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.
    • increases rank to Kingdom rank kingdom, if it has at least Development.png 100 total development and either is an elector of the Holy Roman Empire or is not a member.
    • gets new Mission.png missions.
    • gets the Msg event.png event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’, unless it is a custom nation.

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 Allow

  • The country:
    • becomes Flag of Germany Germany.
    • leaves the Holy Roman Empire.
    • increases rank to Empire rank empire.
    • gets new Mission.png missions.
    • gets permanent claims on all unowned provinces in the North Germany and South Germany regions.
    • gains Yearly prestige.png25 prestige.
    • 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
    • gets the Msg event.png event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’, unless it is a custom nation.
  • The emperor of the HRE:
    • gets the opinion modifier “Left the Holy Roman Empire” towards Germany worth Opinion.png−150 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
    • gets the Msg event.png event ‘Germany breaks out of the Empire’.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Franconian missions

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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  1. There are 8 provinces with Franconian culture in the game 1444.