Scotland

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Scotland
Scotland.png
Primary culture
Scottish (British)

Capital province
Lothian (248)

Government
Feudal Monarchy

State religion
CatholicCatholic.png

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Scottish ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+33% Land force limit modifier
+1 Land leader shock

National unrest.png Break the Black Douglas

−1 National unrest

Ship costs.png Modernized the Royal Scots Navy

−10% Ship costs

National manpower modifier.png Rein in the Clans

+20% National manpower modifier

Stability cost modifier.png Comets?

−10% Stability cost modifier

National tax modifier.png Tighten up Royal Revenue

+10% National tax modifier

Legitimacy.png Basilikon Doron

+1 Yearly legitimacy

Aggressive expansion impact.png Pass the Act of Revocation

−15% Aggressive expansion impact

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−5% Land maintenance modifier
Shield Scotland.png
By 1444 Scotland has stood steadfast, fighting for and winning its independence from its would-be Flag of England English overlords.Scotland threw off the yoke of English rule after Robert the Bruce routed the English at Bannockburn in 1314, and has since consolidated its control over northern Britain.

Scotland's protection comes not only from its brave armies, but also from the Auld Alliance with Flag of France France. This agreement obligates France to come to Scotland's aid should England once again try to subjugate them. War is an ever-present possibility as the marcher lords on both sides of the border threaten to escalate conflict through frequent skirmishes and a tendency to opportunistically switch sides for the sake of better raiding opportunities.

It has taken many years for Scotland to incorporate the Flag of Gaeldom Highlands into the kingdom. The Middle Ages saw the annexation of the formerly autonomous Kingdom of Moray, home of the usurper Macbeth, and the expansion of feudal institutions into the northern mainland. The integration of the Highlands would serve Scotland well as it became a staging ground for recruitment in the war against Edward Longshanks. The Hebrides were wrested away from the former Kingdom of Flag of the Isles the Isles under Alexander II, and not even the intervention of the King of Flag of Norway Norway could halt the Scottish assault.

King James II has plans to further extend the Scottish domain in the surrounding isles.Orkney and the Shetlands are held by Norway, which is itself currently subject to Flag of Denmark Denmark. Taking on the full might of Scandinavia would be challenging, but perhaps a diplomatic solution will present itself. England and Scotland have squabbled over the Flag of Mann Isle of Mann for centuries. Currently the English have the upper hand, but an opportunistic ruler might exploit their preoccupation with fighting France to seize it for themselves.

The House of Stuart has ruled Scotland for less than a century, but they have ruled well. If Scotland is able to turn the tide against England, the Stuarts could one day rule all of the British Isles.

Scotland is a country in the British Isles that is capable of forming Flag of Great Britain Great Britain. It is economically isolated in the northern portion of the British Isles and sits on the North Sea trade node. Scotland also has access to the only strait crossing between Ireland and Great Britain

Missions[edit]

Main article: Scottish missions

With Rule Britannia.png Rule Britannia Scottland has an unique set of missions.

Events[edit]

Main article: Scottish events

Scottish events revolve around defending against an aggressive Flag of England England, the religious turmoil experienced during the Protestantism reformation and evolution of trade economics.

Decisions[edit]

Scotland can form Flag of Great Britain Great Britain both militarily and diplomatically.

Execute decision.pngForm British Nation


By uniting our political development domestically and extending our influence beyond our borders we will be able to reinforce our position in world affairs and transform into one of the foremost European powers, the British Empire.


 
Potential requirements

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

The country:


Effects

The country:

  • becomes Flag of Great Britain Great Britain.
  • moves its Capital.png capital to London (236).
  • gains Prestige.png25 prestige.
  • gets a permanent claim on every province of Britain that it does not own.
  • 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.

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.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • does not have custom ideas

Execute decision.pngForm British Nation Diplomatically


By uniting our political development domestically and extending our influence beyond our borders we will be able to reinforce our position in world affairs and transform into one of the foremost European powers, the British Empire.


 
Potential requirements

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

The country:

If the country is Flag of England England then Flag of Scotland Scotland:

If the country is Flag of Scotland Scotland then Flag of England England:

  • is a vassal of or in a personal union under Flag of Scotland Scotland.
  • does have less than 41 cities.

Effects

If the country is Flag of England England then

If the country is Flag of Scotland Scotland then

The country:

  • becomes Flag of Great Britain Great Britain.
  • gains Prestige.png25 prestige.
  • gets a permanent claim on every province of Britain that it does not own.
  • 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.

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.

Reformation[edit]

Scotland can be re-formed by any country with Scottish or Highlander culture if it should cease to exist.

id

Execute decision.pngForm Scottish Nation


The once proud nation of Scotland has fallen into ruin, yet there remain some among the Clans with the will to restore our kingdom. We will muster our courage and fight for a free and independent Scotland.


 
Potential requirements

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

  • can not be a custom nation.
  • can not be a former colonial nation.

Flag of Scotland Scotland does not exist.

Allow

The country:

Flag of Scotland Scotland does not exist


Effects

The country:

  • becomes Flag of Scotland Scotland
  • gains Prestige.png25 prestige.
  • gets a permanent claim on every province in the Lowlands, the Highlands, and the Isles that it does not already own.
  • 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.
  • moves its capital to Edinburgh (251).

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire and not an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a Duchy rank duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • does not have custom ideas

Strategy[edit]

Playing with Scotland can be a lot of fun, if choosing the right alliances. With Flag of England England as a big and difficulty rival and enemie, Scotland should alliance fast to a bigger or also strong nation, for example like Flag of France France. If the goal is to achieve getting france as a vassal, the player should have a alliance with the rivals of France. Flag of Burgundy Burgundy is one good example but it is even better to alliance France and first defeat England and then invade France with their enemies, maybe later together with Flag of Castile Castile (Spain) or even Flag of Austria Austria. The Player should try to get the Isles wich are at the beginning controlled by Flag of Norway Norway, by declaring war on Denmark while they are fighting against the Livonian Order to trigger the mission of Scotlands mission tree. It is also important to have a step into the normandie or even bretagne. By choosing them as an important land for Scotland, France will give this at the war with England to the Scottish, if they are allied to them. That can be very important, getting a footstep into the french land, to occupie France later in the game or even to expand or colonize.

Achievements[edit]

Auld Alliance Reversed icon
Auld Alliance Reversed
As Scotland, have France as a vassal (do not form Great Britain).
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