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Europe central regions

The regional divisions of the Europe central regions, part of the Western Europe super-region.
Europe central regions
Italy region
North Germany region
Scandinavia region
South Germany region

The Central European regions are part of the Western Europe super-region. The area serves as a fertile ground where a different kind of battle takes place, one where lives and concessions are not decided by hard swords, but by soft-spoken words. The battle for diplomatic supremacy in the Imperial authority.png HRE politics have been ensuing for the past millennia; has the time come for the final victor to arise?

The would-be emperors who manage to enact all of the reforms can stand atop one of the richest and strongest nations in the world, which was once known at the peak of its glory as the Flag of Holy Roman Empire Holy Roman Empire. On their long journey those future emperors will find themselves clashing with rival nations who hold end goals of their own. Some would rather leave the image of the old empire in the dusts of the past where it belongs. Instead, they would rather carve the heart and core of the empire out; to transform and rebuild it into its modern-day counterpart, under the flag of the mighty Flag of Germany Germany.

Others, down in the southern parts of the old empire, would instead see the last of the chains shattered as the plot to sever their ties to the political entity finally comes to fruition. Now, free to forge their own destiny, they avert their eyes to the south - to the lands ruled (for now) by their Latin brethren. Relying on the newly arrived riches of the world at their ports, the forces are amassed little by little. Unbeknownst to them there are other forces at play. Those same Latin brethren also took note of the broken chains. Encouraged by the lack of imperial retaliation, plans are being made to grab the riches from their - once imperial - kin. Amongst them all are the men of clergy, servants of God on earth. Felling the power void they seek to fill it with highest authority of all, God himself. The time has come for his kingdom on earth to rise. Each faction, each member, stands ready to be the first to give the march orders and to crown themselves at the end as the rightful ruler of the region; but will it be under the secular banner of Flag of Italy Italy or under the sacred banner of Flag of The Papal State The Papal State?

Up in the north the descendants of the Vikings await. Although tamed with time their blood still longs for the glory that is only gained in battle; the golden hair now dirtied from mud and soaked red by blood. The lords of the white snow are build new foundations to strengthen the alliances and direct the people to the old southern empire. United outwards, but divided within. Each coveting to be the one among many, the first among firsts, ruler of the unified Flag of Scandinavia Scandinavia.

Amidst all of this, a religious turmoil sweeps the land. The Christian world is about to splinter yet again as the Catholic reform desire.png desire for reform and change grows stronger. Once brothers sharing one set of beliefs, the nations are picking the splinter religion most serving their goals and in the process setting the stage for decades of religious strife and wars.

Which nations will become the core of the next empires? Which religion will come on top in the religious wars? Only the player and the coming centuries can tell.

The break-down of the Central European regions is as follows:

Government types

  • Government monarchy.png Feudal Monarchy is the dominant government type.
  • Government theocracy.png Theocracy government forms are much more widespread here than in other places (notable mention is the Papal State's Papacy).
  • Government republic.png Republics take the form of Free Cities in the HRE (these nations can only be OPMs) along with other forms in northern parts of Italy and Germany (Flag of Milan Milan also has the option to get the unique Ambrosian Republic).

Religions

  • Catholicism Catholic is the only religion in these parts at the 1444 start (also, the province of Roma serves as the holy city for the catholic world).
  • As Catholic reform desire.png reform desire reaches its peak in the Christian world, the Protestantism Protestant and Reformed.png Reformed denominations will start to spread across the continent (especially in the north).

Technology groups

  • All nations in these parts belong to the Western technology group Western technology group.

Culture groups

  • Nordic in the northern part.
  • Germanic and West Slavic in the central and eastern parts respectively.
  • Latin in the southern part.

In the following tables, countries whose culture is in bold are the primary country for that culture; they will never lose their cores on provinces of their culture.

Formable / Reformable nations

Some of these nations don't exist at the 1444 campaign start. They can appear if another nation chooses to form them.

Revolter nations

These nations don't exist and also lack cores at the 1444 campaign start. They can still appear if Separatist rebels.png Separatist rebels manage to take control of their cultural provinces. In (parentheses) are the dates they can be first played in, if possible.


Regional nations

Notes: These articles refer to the state of the world at the start of the grand-campaign (1444-11-11); meaning, if a nation is picked in other time points it may have different attributes. Table listings include: [1] 1444 starting nations, [2] 1444 releasable nations. Other tags, [3] later start/pure formables/revolters ("wild card" stats), are mentioned at the top. Worth noting, [4] a nation is assigned a home region based on its capital's location, [5] location names use the default localisation for consistency reasons (for searching in-game enter the provided province numbers). For a list of all available tags check the Countries article.

Italy region

Divine ideas
Notes:

For Christian  theocracies.


  Traditions:

+1 Missionary
+15% Manpower recovery speed

  Holy Order

+5% Discipline

  Church Administration

−10% Stability cost modifier
−10% Core-creation cost

  True Defender of the Faith

+25% Fort defense

  Let No Man Tolerate the Witch

+2% Missionary strength

  Onward Christian Soldiers

+10% National garrison growth
+10% Garrison size

  Turn the Other Cheek

+1 Attrition for enemies

  Render onto Caesar

+10% National tax modifier

  Ambition:

−10% Culture conversion cost
Italian ideas
Notes:

For countries in the   Latin culture group with their capital in Italy (region).


  Traditions:

+10% Trade efficiency
+2 Yearly papal influence

  Italian Renaissance

−5% Idea cost

  Italian Condottieri

−15% Mercenary maintenance

  Italian Aristocracy

+20% Foreign spy detection

  Trace Italienne

+5% Fort defense
+10% Garrison size

  High Renaissance Art & Architecture

+1 Yearly prestige

  Italian Diplomacy

+10% Spy network construction
+1 Diplomatic relation

  Commedia dell'arte

−10% Stability cost modifier

  Ambition:

+1 Yearly legitimacy
+0.3 Yearly republican tradition

Notes:

  • This region holds provinces necessary for forming   Italy,   Sardinia-Piedmont,   Tuscany and   Two Sicilies. While   The Papal State can't form   Italy like the rest of the Latin nations, it can still get a claim on the region through enacting the Kingdom of God.
  • The province of Roma (118) is of religious benefit for Christian and Muslim nations (except   Catholic nations).decision.
State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
  Aquileia    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Divine Latin (Venetian) Friuli (111) Releasable by   Venice
  Bologna    Italian Signoria   Catholic   Western   Bolognese Latin (Romagnol) Bologna (4730)
  Corsica    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Corsican Latin (Sardinian) Corsica (1247)
  • Releasable by   Genoa
  • Available by date (1737)
  Ferrara    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Ferraran Latin (Romagnol) Ferrara (113)
  Florence    Italian Signoria   Catholic   Western   Tuscan Latin (Tuscan) Firenze (116)
  Genoa    Plutocracy   Catholic   Western   Genoese Latin (Ligurian) Genoa (101)
  Lucca    Italian Signoria   Catholic   Western   Luccan Latin (Tuscan) Lucca (2980)
  Mantua    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Mantuan Latin (Romagnol) Mantua (109)
  Milan    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Milanese Latin (Lombard) Milan (104)
  Modena    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Italian Latin (Romagnol) Modena (106)
  • Releasable by   Ferrara
  • Available by date (1598)
  Montferrat    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Montferrat Latin (Piedmontese) Montferrat (2981) Vassal of   Savoy
  Naples    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Neapolitan Latin (Neapolitan) Napoli (121) In personal union under   Aragon
  Padua    Oligarchy   Catholic   Western   Italian Latin (Venetian) Padova (4729) Releasable by   Venice
  Parma    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Italian Latin (Romagnol) Parma (105)
  • Releasable by   Milan
  • Available by date (1545)
  Perugia    Italian Signoria   Catholic   Western   Perugian Latin (Umbrian) Perugia (2976) Vassal of   The Papal State
  Pisa    Oligarchy   Catholic   Western   Pisan Latin (Tuscan) Pisa (115)
  • Releasable by   Florence
  • Available by date (1494)
  Saluzzo    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Saluzzo Latin (Piedmontese) Saluzzo (4727)
  Sardinia    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Sardinian Latin (Sardinian) Sassari (127) Releasable by   Aragon
  Sicily    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Sicilian Latin (Sicilian) Palermo (125)
  • Releasable by   Aragon
  • Available by date (1706)
  Siena    Italian Signoria   Catholic   Western   Sienese Latin (Tuscan) Siena (117)
  Spoleto    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Italian Latin (Umbrian) Spoleto (4731) Releasable by   The Papal State
  The Papal State    Papacy   Catholic   Western   Papal Latin (Umbrian) Roma (118) Overlord of   Perugia and   Urbino
  Urbino    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Urbinate Latin (Umbrian) Urbino (2977) Vassal of   The Papal State
  Venice    Venetian Government   Catholic   Western   Venetian Latin (Venetian) Venezia (112)
  Verona    Oligarchy   Catholic   Western   Veronese Latin (Venetian) Verona (108) Releasable by   Venice

North Germany region

Divine ideas
Notes:

For Christian  theocracies.


  Traditions:

+1 Missionary
+15% Manpower recovery speed

  Holy Order

+5% Discipline

  Church Administration

−10% Stability cost modifier
−10% Core-creation cost

  True Defender of the Faith

+25% Fort defense

  Let No Man Tolerate the Witch

+2% Missionary strength

  Onward Christian Soldiers

+10% National garrison growth
+10% Garrison size

  Turn the Other Cheek

+1 Attrition for enemies

  Render onto Caesar

+10% National tax modifier

  Ambition:

−10% Culture conversion cost
German ideas
Notes:

For countries in the   Germanic culture group.


  Traditions:

−15% Mercenary maintenance
+10% Infantry combat ability

  Zunft

+10% Production efficiency

  Frühlings- und Herbstmesse

+5% Trade efficiency
+10% Domestic trade power

  Reichskreis

+1 Diplomatic reputation

  Polizeiordnung

−1 National unrest

  Cuius regio, eius religio

+1% Missionary strength

  Thurn und Taxis

+1 Diplomatic relation

  Residenzstadt

+1 Yearly prestige

  Ambition:

−5% Technology cost
Pomeranian ideas
Notes:

For countries with   Pomeranian primary culture.


  Traditions:

+10% Morale of armies
−20% Light ship cost

  Legacy of Pirates

+10% Embargo efficiency
+15% Privateer efficiency

  Pomeranian Merchants

+1 Merchant

  Northern Ports

+25% Trade steering

  Religious Freedom

+2 Tolerance of heretics

  Mercenary Contracts

−15% Mercenary maintenance

  Dominate the Baltic

+10% Trade efficiency

  German Navy

+25% Naval force limit modifier

  Ambition:

+10% Global trade power

Notes:

This region holds provinces necessary for forming   Germany,   Hannover,   Lotharingia,   Pomerania and   Westphalia.
  • If it ceases to exist,   Saxony may be reformed by another country in the Saxon culture-group.
  • All the nations in this region are part of the   HRE.
State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
  Aachen    Free City   Catholic   Western   Aachen Germanic (Rhenish) Aachen (1878)
  Anhalt    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Anhalt Germanic (Saxon) Anhalt (58)
  Berg    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Berg Germanic (Rhenish) Berg (84)
  Bohemia    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Bohemian West Slavic (Czech) Prague (266)
  Brandenburg    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Brandenburg Germanic (Saxon) Berlin (50)

  HRE elector

  Bremen    Free City   Catholic   Western   Bremen Germanic (Lower Saxon) Bremen (1874) In trade league with
  Brunswick    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Brunswicker Germanic (Lower Saxon) Brunswick (57)
  Calenberg    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Lüneburger Germanic (Westphalian) Hanover (1758) Releasable by   Brunswick
  Cleves    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Clevian Germanic (Rhenish) Kleves (2975)
  Cologne    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Colognian Germanic (Rhenish) Köln (85)   HRE elector
  Dithmarschen    Peasants Republic   Catholic   Western   Dithmarschen Germanic (Lower Saxon) Dithmarschen (4141)
  Dortmund    Free City   Catholic   Western   Dortmund Germanic (Westphalian) Dortmund (69)
  Frankfurt    Free City   Catholic   Western   Frankfurter Germanic (Rhenish) Frankfurt (1876)
  Goslar    Free City   Catholic   Western   Goslar Germanic (Saxon) Goslar (4742)
  Hamburg    Free City   Catholic   Western   Hamburger Germanic (Lower Saxon) Hamburg (44) In trade league with
  Hesse    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Hessian Germanic (Rhenish) Niederhessen (1762)
  Holstein    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Holstein Germanic (Lower Saxon) Holstein (1775) Vassal of   Denmark
  Lippe    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   German Germanic (Westphalian) Ravensberg (4775) Releasable by   Berg
  Lübeck    Plutocracy   Catholic   Western   Hanseatic Germanic (Lower Saxon) Lübeck (45) Leads a trade league with
  Lüneburg    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Lüneburger Germanic (Lower Saxon) Lüneburg (53) In trade league with
  Lusatia    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Lusatian West Slavic (Sorbian) Bautzen (60) Releasable by   Bohemia
  Magdeburg    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Divine Germanic (Saxon) Magdeburg (52) In trade league with
  Mainz    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Mainzian Germanic (Rhenish) Mainz (78)   HRE elector
  Mecklenburg    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Pomeranian Germanic (Pomeranian) Rostock (46)
  Moravia    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Moravian West Slavic (Czech) Olomouc (4237) Releasable by   Bohemia
  Münster    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Münster Germanic (Westphalian) Münster (86)
  Nassau    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   German Germanic (Rhenish) Nassau (83)
  Oldenburg    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   German Germanic (Westphalian) Oldenburg (55) In trade league with
  Osnabrück    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Divine Germanic (Westphalian) Osnabrück (56) Releasable by   Münster
  Paderborn    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Divine Germanic (Rhenish) Paderborn (2972) Releasable by   Cologne
  Rügen    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Pomeranian Germanic (Pomeranian) Rügen (4745) Releasable by   Wolgast
  Ruppin    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   German Germanic (Saxon) Ruppin (51) Releasable by   Brandenburg
  Saxe-Lauenburg    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Saxe-Lauenburg Germanic (Lower Saxon) Lauenburg (1857)
  Saxony    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Saxon Germanic (Saxon) Dresden (61)
  Stettin    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Pomeranian Germanic (Pomeranian) Stettin (1858)
  Thuringia    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Thüringian Germanic (Saxon) Weimar (4743) In personal union under   Saxony
  Trier    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Trierian Germanic (Rhenish) Trier (80)   HRE elector
  Verden    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Bremen Germanic (Lower Saxon) Stade (54)
  Wolgast    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Pomeranian Germanic (Pomeranian) Wolgast (2994)

Scandinavia region

Notes: This region holds provinces necessary for forming   Scandinavia.

State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
  Denmark    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Danish Nordic (Danish) Sjælland (12)
  Finland    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Finnish Nordic (Finnish) Nyland (28) Releasable by   Sweden
  Gotland    Noble Elite   Catholic   Western   Gutnish Nordic (Swedish) Gotland (25) Releasable by   Denmark
  Iceland    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Icelandic Nordic (Icelandic) Reykjavik (370) Releasable by   Norway
  Norway    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Norwegian Nordic (Norwegian) Akershus (17) In personal union under   Denmark
  Sweden    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Swedish Nordic (Swedish) Stockholm (1) In personal union under   Denmark

South Germany region

Bavarian ideas
Notes:

For countries with   Bavarian primary culture.


  Traditions:

+10% Cavalry combat ability
+50% Chance of new heir

  Institute the Everlasting Succession

+1 Yearly legitimacy

  Bring in the Bavarian Purity Law

+10% Production efficiency

  Found the Bavarian State Orchestra

+1 Yearly prestige

  Establish the Geistlicher Rat

+1 Yearly papal influence
+3% Missionary strength vs heretics

  Become Brewmaster General

+10% National tax modifier

  Found a Professional Army

+5% Discipline

  Found the Royal Order of Saint George for the Defense of the Immaculate Conception

+0.5 Yearly army tradition

  Ambition:

−10% Development cost
Divine ideas
Notes:

For Christian  theocracies.


  Traditions:

+1 Missionary
+15% Manpower recovery speed

  Holy Order

+5% Discipline

  Church Administration

−10% Stability cost modifier
−10% Core-creation cost

  True Defender of the Faith

+25% Fort defense

  Let No Man Tolerate the Witch

+2% Missionary strength

  Onward Christian Soldiers

+10% National garrison growth
+10% Garrison size

  Turn the Other Cheek

+1 Attrition for enemies

  Render onto Caesar

+10% National tax modifier

  Ambition:

−10% Culture conversion cost
German ideas
Notes:

For countries in the   Germanic culture group.


  Traditions:

−15% Mercenary maintenance
+10% Infantry combat ability

  Zunft

+10% Production efficiency

  Frühlings- und Herbstmesse

+5% Trade efficiency
+10% Domestic trade power

  Reichskreis

+1 Diplomatic reputation

  Polizeiordnung

−1 National unrest

  Cuius regio, eius religio

+1% Missionary strength

  Thurn und Taxis

+1 Diplomatic relation

  Residenzstadt

+1 Yearly prestige

  Ambition:

−5% Technology cost
Swabian City-State ideas
Notes:

For countries with   Swabian primary culture.


  Traditions:

+15% Manpower recovery speed
−15% Mercenary maintenance

  Swabian Mercenaries

+40% Mercenary manpower

  By the River Iller

+20% Fort defense

  Bavarian Resistance

+10% Morale of armies

  Decapole

+1 Diplomatic relation

  Reclaiming the Duchy

−10% Aggressive expansion impact

  The Thorn of the Empire

+1 Yearly legitimacy

  The Habsburg League

−1 National unrest

  Ambition:

+25% Improve relations

Notes:

State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
  Ansbach    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Ansbach Germanic (Franconian) Ansbach (71) In personal union over   Bayreuth
  Augsburg    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Divine Germanic (Swabian) Augsburg (1868)
  Austria    Austrian Archduchy   Catholic   Western   Austrian Germanic (Austrian) Wien (134)   HRE emperor
  Baden    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Baden Germanic (Swabian) Durlach (4714)
  Bamberg    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Bamberger Germanic (Franconian) Bamberg (66) Vassal of   Wurzburg
  Bayreuth    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Bayreuth Germanic (Franconian) Bayreuth (4717) In personal union under   Ansbach
  Bregenz    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Bregenzer Germanic (Austrian) Bregenz (4710)
  Cilli    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Cilli South Slavic (Slovene) Cilli (4751)
  Coburg    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   German Germanic (Franconian) Coburg (4716) Releasable by   Thuringia
  Donauwörth    Oligarchy   Catholic   Western   Swabian City-State Germanic (Swabian) Donauwörth (4711) Releasable by   Ingolstadt
  Geneva    Autonomous Swiss Cantons   Catholic   Western   Genevan Germanic (Swiss) Geneva (4720) Vassal of   Savoy
  Ingolstadt    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Bavarian Germanic (Bavarian) Ingolstadt (2955)
  Konstanz    Free City   Catholic   Western   Swabian City-State Germanic (Swabian) Konstanz (4712)
  Landshut    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Bavarian Germanic (Bavarian) Landshut (64)
  Memmingen    Free City   Catholic   Western   Swabian City-State Germanic (Swabian) Memmingen (68)
  Mulhouse    Oligarchy   Catholic   Western   Swabian City-State Germanic (Swabian) Mulhouse (4765)
  Munich    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Bavarian Germanic (Bavarian) München (65) Overlord of   Passau
  Nuremberg    Free City   Catholic   Western   Nuremberger Germanic (Franconian) Nürnberg (67)
  Passau    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Divine Germanic (Bavarian) Passau (4709) Vassal of   Munich
  Regensburg    Free City   Catholic   Western   Bavarian Germanic (Bavarian) Regensburg (2957)
  Rothenburg    Free City   Catholic   Western   Rothenburg Germanic (Franconian) Rothenburg (4715)
  Salzburg    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Divine Germanic (Bavarian) Salzburg (76)
  Strasbourg    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Divine Germanic (Swabian) Straßburg (75)
  Styria    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Austrian Germanic (Austrian) Graz (1863)
  • Releasable by   Austria
  • Available by date (1452)
  Switzerland    Autonomous Swiss Cantons   Catholic   Western   Swiss Germanic (Swiss) Bern (165)
  The Palatinate    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Palatinate Germanic (Rhenish) Heidelberg (77)   HRE elector
  Three Leagues    Autonomous Swiss Cantons   Catholic   Western   Three Leagues Germanic (Swiss) Chur (1873)
  Tirol    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   German Germanic (Austrian) Inntal (73) Releasable by   Austria
  Trent    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Trent Germanic (Austrian) Trentino (110)
  Ulm    Free City   Catholic   Western   Ulmer Germanic (Swabian) Ulm (1872)
  Wurttemberg    Feudal Nobility   Catholic   Western   Würtemburger Germanic (Swabian) Stuttgart (70)
  Wurzburg    Clerical State   Catholic   Western   Wurzburgian Germanic (Franconian) Würzburg (79) Overlord of   Bamberg

Notes: These articles refer to the state of the world at the start of the grand-campaign (1444-11-11); meaning, if a nation is picked in other time points it may have different attributes. Table listings include: [1] 1444 starting nations, [2] 1444 releasable nations. Other tags, [3] later start/pure formables/revolters ("wild card" stats), are mentioned at the top. Worth noting, [4] a nation is assigned a home region based on its capital's location, [5] location names use the default localisation for consistency reasons (for searching in-game enter the provided province numbers). For a list of all available tags check the Countries article.