Lübeck(Redirected from The Hansa)
Lower Saxon (Germanic)
- +15% Trade range
- +10% Trade steering
- +10% Global trade power
- +1 Merchant
- +15% National sailors modifier
- −20% Light ship cost
- −10% Stability cost modifier
- −10% Cost to justify trade conflict
- +15% Manpower recovery speed
- +20% Provincial trade power modifier
- −0.5 Interest per annum
- +10% Trade efficiency
The cities of Lübeck, Bremen, and Hamburg are all members of the venerable Hanseatic League, a once-mighty confederation of trade interests along the Baltic Sea which has since fallen on hard times. Although these Hanseatic cities do not enjoy the majesty and riches they once had, they still have considerable mercantile power at their disposal, and their treasuries are nothing to scoff at.
Although the Hanseatic cities still have some muscle, they have much to do if they wish to restore the old glory of the Hansa. Denmark introduced tolls on use of the Sound between Sjaelland and Scania in 1429, and these Sound Tolls are throttling the last remnants of Hanseatic trade in and out of the Baltic. If commerce is to prosper once more, the Danes must learn the error of their trade policies. Further east, the city of Visby on the island of Gotland was once a formidable and rich Hanseatic town, but a Danish attack on Visby in 1361 and various following depredations by Danes and pirates ruined the city's wealth and autonomy. The recovery of Visby and conquest of Gotland would be a key moment in the revitalization of the Hanseatic League.The Hanseatic Cities cannot ignore German affairs, either. The free cities of the League owe their allegiance to the Holy Roman Emperor and enjoy “Imperial Immediacy”, able to deal directly with the Imperial court rather than working through various regional organs. Although the Holy Roman Empire guarantees the independence of the Hanseatic cities for now, any effort to centralize the Empire could become a dire threat to the future of the cities and to the League.
Lübeck is a trading nation located in northern Germany, bordering the Baltic Sea.
- Main article: Lübeckian missions
These events can be found in flavorHSA.txt.
The merchant Georg Giese, who formerly worked in London as a member of the Hanseatic League, has returned to Danzig. He is to marry Christine Krüger, daughter of a prestigious Danzig citizen, and is currently looking for a new opportunity.
An official of the Hanseatic League from Cologne, Heinrich Sudermann, was elected to the post of Syndic in 1556. He became a permanent official with legal training who worked to protect and extend the diplomatic agreements of the Hansa member towns.
The year is at least 1556 and before 1591.
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Lübeck owns Köln (85): ×0.8
He could do much good in Lübeck
We, the Hansa, sell ships everywhere in Europe, including Italy and control most of the shipbuilding market, mainly in Lübeck and in Danzig. Holland wants to favor Bruges as a huge staple market at the end of a trade route and is starting to become a competitor of us in shipbuilding. Should we stop the flow of shipbuilding technology from Hansa towns to Holland?
The year is before 1500.
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Stop the flow of shipbuilding technology!
Spread the shipbuilding technology
Lübeck gets the modifier “Spread the shipbuilding technology” until the ruler changes which grants:
As a new ruler, it is customary to hold a Hansetag where the league's members are invited to participate in the central meeting. The member communities have chosen Ratssendeboten or envoys to represent their local consensus on the issue at the Hansetag. This Hansetag brought up some issues with the trade, the economy and the military. As the envoys haven't managed to reach a conclusion as to which of these matters we should address, and although the consensus-building at the Hansetag is supposed to follow the Low Saxon tradition of Einung, it is our duty to decide which matter to address.
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a new ruler.
Reform the trade
Lübeck gets the modifier “Hanseatic Trade Reform” until the ruler changes which grants:
Reform the economy
Lübeck gets the modifier “Hanseatic Economic Reform” until the ruler changes which grants:
Reform the military
Lübeck gets the modifier “Hanseatic Military Reform” until the ruler changes which grants:
These decisions can be found in TheHansa.txt.
The Lübeck Krantor
With wealth pouring into Lübeck, the port facilities are starting to look under-dimensioned. While it would cost nearly a whole year's income, a Krantor (a massive harbor crane) could greatly improve our trading potential.
The 'Adler von Lübeck'
On account of the ongoing war in the region, our shipwrights have presented plans for a new warship: The 'Adler von Lübeck'. The ship is massive, with more gunports than any other ship afloat in the Western world. Building it would be expensive, but our navy would be unrivaled in the Baltic for quite some time.