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Duchy rankUlm
Primary culture
Swabian (Germanic)

Capital province
Ulm (1872)

Free City Government republic.png

State religion

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

+5% Trade efficiency
+1 Land leader maneuver

Burghers loyalty equilibrium.png Großer Schwörbrief

+5% Burghers loyalty equilibrium

Diplomatic relations.png Schwäbischer Bund

+1 Diplomatic relation

Yearly prestige.png Birthplace of German Realism

+1 Yearly prestige

Fort defense.png Dürer's Fortifications

+25% Fort defense

Production efficiency.png Ulmer Textile Trade

+10% Production efficiency

Mercenary discipline.png Enlist the Swiss Mercenaries

+5% Mercenary discipline

Tolerance of the true faith.png Finish the Ulm Minster

+2 Tolerance of the true faith

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+0.5 Yearly army tradition

Ulm is a free city of the Holy Roman Empire located in South Germany. Its neighbors are Flag of Wurttemberg Wurttemberg, Flag of Ingolstadt Ingolstadt, Flag of Augsburg Augsburg and Flag of Memmingen Memmingen.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Swabian minors missions

Ulm shares Swabian minor missions with other Swabian nations, focusing on dominating and eventually forming Flag of Swabia Swabia, granting an additional 8 missions.

Decisions[edit | edit source]


Execute decision.pngForm Swabia

The old Duchy of Swabia ended with the execution of Conradin, the last of the Hohenstaufen Dukes, in 1268. Since then, a plethora of countries, bishoprics and free cities have emerged to fill the void left by the fall of the Hohenstaufens. However, these small states are often unable to protect their liberty - thus, the Habsburgs of Austria have built up considerable territorial holdings in Swabia, which they call "Further Austria". We must restore unity to Swabia if we are to end this pattern of outside encroachment.

Potential requirements

Flag of Swabia Swabia does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled, it:

Playing with normal or historical nations.


The country:


The country:

  • AI will always take this decision
  • AI gives "high priority" (400) to 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

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The player should quickly seek to ally regional powers, and especially ally your rivals' rivals. The player should also improve relations with Austria, to try and get an alliance with them. Whilst you can take your time as you are a free city, you should try and expand as fast as possible to ensure not falling behind. Build up favours and go to war, taking as many provinces as possible whilst being careful of AE. The player should focus on getting the required provinces to form Swabia, which will gain you prestige, claims and better ideas. From here the player may want to ally electors and try to become the Emperor, or simply continue expanding in Germany.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

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