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Primary culture
Shan (Thai)

Capital province
Mong Yang (582)

Despotic Monarchy

State religion

Technology group
ChineseChinese technology group
Shan ideas

For countries with Shan culture.

Traditions.png Traditions:

+50% Chance of new heir
+1 Max promoted culture

Fort defense.png Fortified Cities

+15% Fort defense

Production efficiency.png Wet Rice Cultivation

+10% Production efficiency

National unrest.png Sao Pha

−1 National unrest

Trade power.png Control of the Gem Trade

+10% Domestic trade power

Land leader shock.png Raiders

+1 Land leader shock
+10% Looting speed

Legitimacy.png Shan Chronicles

+1 Legitimacy

National manpower modifier.png Expansionism

+25% National manpower modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+15% Manpower recovery speed

Shan is a southeast Asian formable nation. It is the primary tag for the Shan culture. Shan exists in several start dates after 1502. Shan is notable as one of the few formable nations that does not exclude any tag, such as the Holy Roman Empire.


Execute decision.pngConfederate the Shan States

Alone, the various disparate Shan states are weak and vulnerable. Together, they could be a serious power in South-East Asia.

Potential requirements

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

  • can not be a former colonial nation.
  • must own at least 6 cities.

Flag of Shan Shan does not exist.


The country:


The country:

  • changes to Flag of Shan Shan.
  • gains Prestige.png20 prestige.
  • gets permanent claims on all provinces with Shan culture that are not a core of Flag of Shan Shan.

If the country:

  • is a member of the HRE and not an elector or the emperor
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • does not have custom ideas
Own core (red), permanent claims after formation (yellow)
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