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Kingdom rankRyukyu
Primary culture
Kyushuan (Japanese)

Capital province
Okinawa (1015)

Despotic MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
ChineseChinese technology group
Ryukyuan ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+1 Diplomatic reputation
+20% Trade steering

Aggressive expansion impact.png Chinese Investiture

−25% Aggressive expansion impact

National unrest.png Reform the Ryukyuan Religion

−1 National unrest

Prestige.png Shuri Castle

+1 Yearly prestige

Trade range.png Maritime Commercialism

+33% Trade range

Trade efficiency.png Sign Trade Agreements

+10% Trade efficiency

Technology cost.png National Academy

−5% Technology cost

Leader(s) without upkeep.png The Three Mountains

+1 Leader without upkeep

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−1% Prestige decay

Ryukyu is a small island nation south of Japan and Ming. It is most notable for the ‘The Three Mountains’ achievement, where the player has to conquer the world by starting as Ryukyu.

Ryukyu starts as a tributary of Flag of Ming Ming.




 The Great Days of Chuzan

Over time it has become evident to all that it is the economic and political prowess of [MonarchName] that has made our realm blossom. [Her/His] reorganization of the kingdom administration, [Her/His] hard work to attract foreign traders, and the creation of a new bureaucracy for our unified kingdom has allowed [Her/Him] to expand our capital and oversee the construction of temples, palaces and monuments.

Trigger conditions
  • Have 2   stability
  • Is at peace
  • The year is 1475 or later

This event can occur only once in a campaign.

Mean time to happen

150 months

This is truly a golden era for our kingdom.
  • Gain   10 prestige.
  • Gain   35 administrative power
  • Gain   35 diplomatic power
  • Gain   35 military power


Early Game[edit]

Ryukyu starts the game with a force limit of only 6 regiments. The player will not be able to attack Japan or   Korea as the countries there will be much stronger, but may wish to turn their attention southward.   Maynila is a good choice, as they are fairly weak, and conquering them won't adversely affect relations with other Filipino countries too much. Subsequent targets could be   Cebu,   Lanao,   Maguindanao, and   Sulu. Taking the Exploration idea group would allow for the colonizing of Taiwan and later on for forays into Indonesia and Australia, or towards Alaska and the Americas. Meanwhile improving relations with   Ashikaga or another strong nation in the area could be beneficial with an eye towards allying them, should   Ming or   Korea attack.


Own or have a subject own the entire world as Ryukyu.


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