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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.


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

The country:

  • plays with normal or historical nations
  • has not been an end-game nation.
  • has not form any German nation
  • is not an AI or playing a custom nation
  • has not form Flag of Franconia Franconia yet
  • is not an colonial or former colonial nation
  • Flag of Franconia Franconia does not exist
  • has Franconian as primary culture.

The country:

  • Change country to Flag of Franconia Franconia
  • Gain a permanent claim on all not owned 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
  • gain Yearly prestige.png25 prestige
  • if at least 100 Development.png and is elector of HRE or not member of the HRE
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom
  • gets new Mission.png missions.
  • if does not have custom ideas

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:


The country:

  • has an administrative technology of at least 20.
  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • is not at war.
  • is not the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • All of the following must be true:
    • Owns Berlin (50)
    • Owns München (65)
    • Owns Brunswick (57)
    • Owns Augsburg (1868) or Stuttgart (70)
    • Owns Nürnberg (67) or Frankfurt (1876)
    • Owns Niederhessen (1762) or Köln (85)
    • Owns Königsberg (41) or Straßburg (75)
    • Owns Hamburg (44) or Lübeck (45)
    • Owns Dresden (61) or Erfurt (63)
  • 50 owned core provinces in:
    • North Germany
    • South Germany


The country:

If the country does not have custom ideas

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’.


Main article: Franconian missions


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