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Duchy rankZaporozhie
Primary culture

Capital province
Zaporozhia (283)

Sich RadaGovernment republic.png

State religion

Technology group
NomadicNomadic technology group
Zaporozhian ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+10% Manpower recovery speed
+25% Looting speed

Development cost.png Fast Fort Builders

−10% Development cost

National unrest.png Hetmanate

−1 National unrest

Land attrition.png Steppe Riders

−15% Land attrition

Land leader maneuver.png Hit And Run

+1 Land leader maneuver

Power projection from insults.png Brutal Diplomacy

+100% Power projection from insults

Religious unity.png Steppe Tolerance

+25% Religious unity

Infantry cost.png Army First

−10% Infantry cost
−10% Cavalry cost

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+20% National manpower modifier

Hetmanate of Zaporozhie is a small Ruthenian state located in Ruthenia (region). It exists from 1555 to 1647 as a vassal of Flag of Poland Poland (later Flag of Commonwealth Commonwealth), is briefly independent between 1648 and 1653 and from 1654 to 1763 is a vassal of Flag of Russia Russia.




As country with Ruthenian as primary culture Zaporozhie can form Ruthenia.

 Reclaim Ruthenian Legacy

Centuries ago the land of the Rus' was united under a single banner and ruled from the legendary city Kiev. But then came the Mongol hordes, advancing from the great steppe, pillaging and burning. They destroyed our kremlins and the towns fell one by one, even Kiev itself could not avoid this fate. In terror our people fled the plains of Rus' and went north. Into the forests and hinterlands of the land we today call Russia.
Now a new and arrogant city of the north is on the rise. It draws in the petty states around it and its ruler envisions a new Rus'. A Rus' centered in Moscow and not Kiev.
However us Ruthenians will not go silent into the pages of history. We will not allow newcomers and pretenders to claim the legacy of our forefathers. Kiev shall rise once gain and we shall restore it to its former glory and splendor. So too shall the Rus'.

Potential requirements

  Ruthenia does not exist.
The country:

If the country is Ai-Controlled then it:


The country:


The country:

If   Ruthenia:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire and not an elector or the emperor
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy or a kingdom
    • then it becomes an   empire.
  • has Veche Republic or Russian Principality government
    • then it becomes a Tsardom.
  • does not have custom ideas

Further decisionsEdit

 Call of the Steppes

We must be true to the traditions of our ancestors and rule our nation in the Cossack way!

Potential requirements

The country:





  • becomes a  republic.
  • enacts the ‘Sich Rada’ government reform.
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