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Duchy rankSmolensk
Primary culture
Ryazanian (East Slavic)

Capital province
Smolensk (293)

Russian PrincipalityGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
EasternEastern technology group
Smolenskian ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
−1% Prestige decay
−15% Advisor cost

Religious unity.png Smolenskian Resolve

+15% Religious unity

Land fire damage.png The Armories of Smolensk

+10% Land fire damage

Mercenary maintenance.png Western Mercenaries

−15% Mercenary maintenance

Artillery cost.png The Great Foundry

−20% Artillery cost

Land leader fire.png Hold The Line

+1 Land leader fire

Artillery combat ability.png Artillery Before All

+10% Artillery combat ability

Siege ability.png Tsar Mortars

+10% Siege ability

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+1 Yearly prestige
For the area, see Smolensk (area).

Smolensk is a nation in Russia (region). It does not exist in the 1444 start, the main part of their cores are owned by Flag of Lithuania Lithuania. Although it has cores, hence it can be released due to rebels or as part of a war. They are known for their national idea set, focused mainly on artillery.



 Form Russian Nation

Through conquest and diplomacy Russia has managed to transform from a mere settlement into a dominant principality. After several eastern expeditions the Mongol hordes have finally been subdued and a centralized Russian state, ruled under the suzerainty of the Tsar, is emerging. Influences from Western Europe are helping us modernize and reform our nation and Western style of education is being adopted.

Potential requirements
  • Playing with normal or historical nations
  • Was never an end-game tag

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled, then it:


  Russia does not exist

The country:


If is   Novgorod:

  • complete missions "Invade Novgorod" and "Conquer Novgorod"

The country:

  • changes to   Russia.
  • gets   empire government rank.
  • gains a permanent claim on all unowned settled provinces in the regions:
  • gains  25 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
    •  −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    •  +1 national unrest.

If the country:

  • has religion Orthodox
    • then it enacts the Level 1 Government Reform "Tsardom".
  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • does not have custom ideas
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