The Palatinate

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Duchy rankThe Palatinate
The Palatinate.png
Primary culture
Rhenish (Germanic)

Capital province
Heidelberg (77)

Feudal Nobility Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Palatinate ideas
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Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% National tax modifier
+1 Diplomatic relation

Diplomatic reputation.png Imperial Vicar and Archsteward

+1 Diplomatic reputation

Advisor cost.png Heidelberg University

−10% Advisor cost

Rebel support efficiency.png Center of Reformation in Southern Germany

+20% Rebel support efficiency

Technology cost.png Bibliotheca Palatina

−5% Technology Cost

Missionary strength.png Heidelberg Catechism

+2% Missionary strength

Prestige decay.png Hortus Palatinus

−1% Prestige decay

Stability cost modifier.png Mannheim school of Orchestra

−10% Stability cost modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+30% Improve relations
For the area, see Palatinate.

The Palatinate is an elector in the Holy Roman Empire. Due to the high development of their provinces they have the potential to become a regional power, but face significant competition from other minors in the region.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Palatine missions

Decisions[edit | edit source]

It is possible to form Germany or Westphalia as the Palatinate.


Execute decision.pngForm Westphalia

As the ideas of the Enlightenment are sweeping through Europe, we may choose to embrace them ourselves in Westphalia. Our future model state will feature ideas as revolutionary as equal rights for all male population, freedom for serfs and emancipation for the Jews, as well as enabling of free enterprise through abolition of socage and the guilds.

Potential requirements

Flag of Westphalia Westphalia does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled, it:

  • is not a custom nation.
  • is not a former colonial nation.
  • owns core provinces Westfalen and Niederhessen, plus one of Köln, Trier, Mainz, or Münster.

Playing with normal or historical nations.


The country:


The country:

  • becomes Flag of Westphalia Westphalia.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige.
  • gets new Mission.png missions.
  • gets the Msg event.png event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’, unless it is a custom nation.
  • increases rank to Kingdom rank kingdom, if:
    • it is a Duchy rank duchy
    • it either is an elector of the Holy Roman Empire or is not a member.
  • promotes Max promoted cultures.png Rhenish and Westphalian cultures.
  • gets permanent claims on all unowned provinces in:
    • South Westphalia area
    • North Westphalia area
    • Hesse area
    • Palatinate area
    • North Rhine area
    • Lower Rhineland area.
    • Europe with Culture icon.png Westphalian or Rhenish culture.
  • gets “Increased Centralization” for Time Icon.png 20 years, giving:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest.

AI will always take this decision

Execute decision.pngForm German Nation

Regardless of the absence of a strong, central authority, our nation is prospering. The Hanseatic League, formed by hundreds of towns in northern Germany, has contributed to the prosperity of our nation. Intellectual growth, combined with sea and overland trading, has also helped spur the development and transform our country into a wealthy manufacturing center.
Potential requirements

Flag of Germany Germany does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Playing with normal or historical nations.


The country:

  • has an Administrative technology.png administrative technology of at least 20.
  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not at war.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • owns core provinces:
    • Berlin (50)
    • München (65)
    • Brunswick (57
    • Augsburg (1868) or Stuttgart (70)
    • Nürnberg (67) or Frankfurt (1876)
    • Niederhessen (1762) or Köln (85)
    • Königsberg (41) or Straßburg (75)
    • Hamburg (44) or Lübeck (45)
    • Dresden (61) or Erfurt (63)
  • owns at least 50 core provinces across the North Germany and South Germany regions.


The country:

If the country is the Imperial authority.png emperor of the Holy Roman Empire:

  • Dismantle the Holy Roman Empire.


AI will always take this decision

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