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Saluzzo

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Duchy rankSaluzzo
Saluzzo.png
Primary culture
Piedmontese (Latin)

Capital province
Saluzzo (4727)

Government
Feudal Nobility Government monarchy.png

State religion
CatholicCatholic.png

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Saluzzo ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+10% Infantry combat ability
−15% Aggressive expansion impact

Provincial trade power modifier.png The Saluzzo Golden Age

+10% Provincial trade power modifier

Goods produced modifier.png The Rich Mountains of Saluzzo

+10% Goods produced modifier

Morale of armies.png Marquisate

+10% Morale of armies

Movement speed.png Alpine Engineering

+15% Movement speed

Trade steering.png The Key to the House of Italy

+20% Trade steering

Missionary strength.png Chiesa San Giovanni

+1% Missionary strength
+1 Tolerance of the true faith

National tax modifier.png The Marquis Mint

+10% National tax modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−15% Core-creation cost

Saluzzo is a CatholicismCatholic monarchy located in northwestern Italy, bordering Flag of Provence Provence and Flag of Savoy Savoy. In 1444, the country starts as a one province minor, and is not a part of the HRE.

Missions[edit]

Main article: Italian minor missions

Saluzzo has a unique mission set of 8 missions. The three region-specific missions focus on embracing the Renaissance, improving the capital (and other provinces, if owned), and accumulating trade power in their home node.

Decisions[edit]

Since Saluzzo's primary culture Culture icon.png is Piedmontese, Saluzzo has the ability to form Flag of Sardinia-Piedmont Sardinia-Piedmont.

id

Execute decision.pngForm Sardinia-Piedmont

We now rule both Piedmont and Sardinia, and (Monarch's name) has decided to formally unite the dual kingdoms to one power: the kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont, the true descendant of the Taurini and the Salassi.
 
Potential requirements Allow
  • Sardinia or Savoy must not exist if they are not this country

The country:


Effects

If Piedmont (103) is part of the HRE, but its owner is not a member then:

  • the province is removed from the HRE.
  • the Holy Roman Emperor:
    • gets the opinion modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the owner, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
    • loses Imperial authority.png1 imperial authority.

Piedmont (103):

  • becomes the new capital of the owner country.

The country:

  • becomes Flag of Sardinia-Piedmont Sardinia-Piedmont
  • if it is a member of the HRE and is not an elector or the emperor, remove all province from the HRE.
  • becomes Kingdom rank Kingdom rank if it was Duchy rank duchy rank.
  • gains Prestige.png10 Prestige
  • if the primary culture is Sardinian and Piedmontese is not an accepted culture
    • then add Piedmontese as an accepted culture
  • if the primary culture is Piedmontese and Sardinian is not an accepted culture
    • then add Sardinian as an accepted culture
  • if it does not have custom ideas
  • if it was never Flag of Savoy Savoy


id

Execute decision.pngForm Sardinia-Piedmont Diplomatically

We now rule both Piedmont and Sardinia, and (Monarch's name) has decided to formally unite the dual kingdoms to one power: the kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont, the true descendant of the Taurini and the Salassi.
 
Potential requirements
  • Flag of Sardinia-Piedmont Sardinia-Piedmont does not already exist
  • Has never been an end-game tag
  • Has not formed Sardinia-Piedmont before
  • Country is a Government monarchy.png monarchy
  • One of the following is true:
  • Country is Flag of Sardinia Sardinia or Flag of Savoy Savoy and the other country is AI controlled and the other country was never player controlled
  • If the country is AI-controlled:
    • Is not a custom nation
Allow
  • The country:
  • If Flag of Sardinia Sardinia:
    • Owns and has a core on Cagliari (2986)
    • Senior union partner over Flag of Savoy Savoy
    • Savoy owns & has a core on Piedmont (103)
    • Savoy owns less than 12 provinces
  • If Flag of Savoy Savoy
    • Owns & has a core on Piedmont (103)
    • Senior union partner over Flag of Sardinia Sardinia
    • Sardinia owns & has a core on Cagliari (2986)
    • Sardinia owns less than 8 provinces

Effects

If Piedmont (103) is part of the HRE, but its owner is not a member then:

  • the province is removed from the HRE.
  • the Holy Roman Emperor:
    • gets the opinion modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the owner, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
    • loses Imperial authority.png1 imperial authority.

Piedmont (103):

  • becomes the new capital of the owner country.

The country:

  • Inherits either Sardinia or Savoy
  • becomes Flag of Sardinia-Piedmont Sardinia-Piedmont
  • gains Prestige.png25 Prestige
  • if it is a member of the HRE and is not an elector or the emperor, remove all province from the HRE.
  • becomes Kingdom rank Kingdom rank if it was Duchy rank duchy rank.
  • if the primary culture is Sardinian and Piedmontese is not an accepted culture
    • then add Piedmontese as an accepted culture
  • if the primary culture is Piedmontese and Sardinian is not an accepted culture
    • then add Sardinian as an accepted culture
  • if it does not have custom ideas
  • if it was never Flag of Savoy Savoy


id

Execute decision.pngForm Italian Nation

As the heart of the Renaissance, our nation is blossoming culturally. We have just entered the beginning of what looks like a prolonged artistic rebellion, especially in the field of architecture and literature. The cultural evolution is not aiding our country in maintaining peace within our borders however. Our country is continuously stricken by foreign states seeking power and territorial gain.
 
Potential requirements

Flag of Italy Italy does not exist.

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

The country:


Effects

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector then:
    • all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
    • the emperor gets the Msg event.pngevent ‘Italy breaks out of the Empire’.
    • the emperor gets the opinion modifier ‘Left the Holy Roman Empire’ towards the country, worth Opinion.png−150 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.

The country:

If Flag of Italy Italy:

Strategy[edit]

Strategy The below is one of many player suggested strategies for Saluzzo. Bear in mind, due to the dynamic nature of the game, it may unfold differently for other players.

As an OPM that begins the game unaffiliated with the HRE, and is not a vassal of a larger nation (such as Flag of France France), Saluzzo's starting position is precarious to say the least. The upside of their pitiful force projection is that they have no possible rivals, so the player should have their pick of nearby allies after only slightly improving relations. Because expansion into Flag of Savoy Savoy risks invoking the wrath of the Emperor, Saluzzo should consider first expanding into Flag of Provence Provence. As Provence touches the Ligurian Sea tile, they are within coring range of Flag of Genoa Genoa, Flag of Lucca Lucca, Flag of Florence Florence, Flag of Siena Siena, or the Flag of Papal States Papal States (through Avignon) - all of whom are convenient initial allies, that will likely join an opportunistic war immediately if promised land. Provence is allied to Flag of France France, which is certainly cause for alarm, but France will frequently be busy warring with Flag of England England, Flag of Burgundy Burgundy, and consolidating their own power - so an opportunity to strike while they are preoccupied should present itself. Alternatively, joining the HRE will allow easier access to Savoy, but their mountain chokepoints and larger army will require significant backup to deal with. An alliance with Flag of Switzerland Switzerland or Flag of Milan Milan may help, if they are hostile to Savoy. As long as Saluzzo remains an OPM, they will be extremely vulnerable to nearby regional powers - they will want to move carefully but quickly to acquire more land.

Either way, it may be prudent to join the HRE, to allow conquest of Imperial land without significant penalty. The players should be careful about taking any land that they have not fabricated a claim on, as the Emperor will likely demand it back. An alliance with the Emperor, generally Flag of Austria Austria, should give Saluzzo enough breathing room to deal with larger nations such as Flag of Milan Milan and Flag of Venice Venice. A close relationship with the Flag of Papal States Papal States will also make life easier, as excommunication through a hostile Vatican could spell doom for a small nation like Saluzzo. The player should not be afraid to bully the other junior league-ers in your region, provided they have the allies to provide support - Saluzzo's infantry combat bonus gives them a strong early edge in warfare. If possible, they should try to spread their AE out - by pulling Naples into a war if they become independent, or by pushing into the Mediterranean islands - anything to draw Saluzzo's AE away from the hornet's nest that is the Germanic princedoms.

As Saluzzo expands across Italy, it will be important to keep relations high with the surrounding nations - aggressive expansion is painful in this region of the world, even if a peace deal merely annexes a province or two. Espionage ideas grant a further AE reduction, but more than that Saluzzo will want to run charm offensives immediately following land annexations. Countries will only join a coalition if 1) they have a negative opinion of the target, and 2) their AE opinion is below -50. Technically, if the player keeps up relations through improve relations, sending gifts, influence nation, being the same religion, etc, they can easily rack up to 100 AE with other countries without them joining a coalition. Recall that AE decays at a rate that is tied to the "improve relation" speed, which diplomatic ideas will improve (+25%) as well as an "improve relations" advisor (+20%), the diplo-humanist policy (+20%), and some random events. Down the line, forming Italy will give the player access to their massive +50% tradition, which combined with the previous two buffs essentially allows them to go to war twice as often as is typical. Remember that fully annexing a nation may add a significant AE penalty in the moment, but down the line means one less country that can join a coalition against you.

Long term, whether or not the player forms Flag of Sardinia-Piedmont Sardinia-Piedmont, they should seriously consider forming Flag of Italy Italy as soon as possible - they will lose the Saluzzo AE reduction, but largely upgrade all of their other national ideas and gain permanent claims on the Italian region. It is likely that Flag of Venice Venice will be a thorn in their side for much of the early/mid-game, but Italy's powerful galley bonuses should make finally claiming Venezia that much easier.

Saluzzo is in a fun position once more established - with ready access to some of the best trade nodes in the early game, two powerful potential formable nations (Flag of Sardinia-Piedmont Sardinia-Piedmont and Flag of Italy Italy), a strong and interesting idea set that encourages aggressive play and trade dominance, and a mountainous, defensible capital with its back to the Alps. The steep aggressive expansion and development costs that plague central Europe will hinder them less than most neighboring nations, provided they can find solid footing - which they should, as the von Habsburgs crave the humility only a del Vasto can bring.

Achievements[edit]

Italian Ambition icon
Form Italy.
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