Hamburg

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Duchy rankHamburg
Hamburg.png
Primary culture
Westphalian (Germanic)

Capital province
Hamburg (44)

Government
Free CityGovernment republic.png

State religion
CatholicCatholic.png

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Hamburger ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+10% National tax modifier
+10% Light ship combat ability

Trade power.png Hanseatic City

+15% Global trade power

Republican tradition.png Burgher Republic

+0.5 Yearly republican tradition

Fort defense.png Walls of Hamburg

+25% Fort defense

National unrest.png First Constitution of Hamburg

−1 National unrest

Idea cost.png School of the Johanneum

−10% Idea cost

Production efficiency.png Berenberg Bank

+10% Production efficiency
−1 Interest per annum

Ship costs.png Shipyards of the Elbe

−10% Ship costs

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+25% Naval force limit modifier

Hamburg is a HRE one province minor. In the 1444 start it is allied to Flag of Lübeck Lübeck.

Decisions[edit]

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 can not be a former colonial nation.
  • it can not be a custom nation.
Allow

The country:


Effects

The country:

  • changes to Flag of Westphalia Westphalia.
  • changes government to a administrative monarchy.
  • sets capital to Kassel (1762).
  • gets Kingdom rank kingdom rank if the country was a duchy rank.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Decentralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png +0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png −1 national unrest.
  • gets permanent claims on all provinces of Westphalia (area) and Lower Saxony that are not owned by Westphalia.
  • gets permanent claims on the provinces Magdeburg (52), Hessen (81), Kassel (1762) and Altmark (2964) that are not owned by Westphalia.
  • gains Prestige.png25 prestige.

A random owned province:

  • gains Tax Base Icon.png1 base tax.


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,

Allow

The country:

  • has an administrative technology of at least 20.
  • is not a subject nation.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • is not at war.
  • is not the emperor of the HRE.
  • owns its core provinces:
    • Hamburg (44), Rostock (46), Berlin (50), Brunswick (57), Dresden (61), Thüringen (63), München (65), Nürnberg (67), Hessen (81), Köln (85), Pfalz (1761), Augsburg (1868) and Frankfurt (1876).
    • Königsberg (41) or Elsass (75).

Effects

The country:

  • changes to Flag of Germany Germany.
  • gets Empire rank empire government rank.
  • leaves the Holy Roman Empire.
  • gets permanent claims on all provinces of North Germany and South Germany that are not owned by Germany.
  • gains Prestige.png25 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 Monthly autonomy change
    • National unrest.png +1 National unrest

The emperor of the Holy Roman Empire:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Left the Holy Roman Empire” towards Germany worth:
    • Icon diplomacy relations.png−150 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
  • gets the event ‘Germany breaks out of the Empire’.


Strategy[edit]

Hamburg is a free city situated at the heart of the Lubeck trade node. It is easily one of the most viable OPMs in the Holy Roman Empire, with ripe options for early non-HRE expansion on multiple fronts. To the west East Frisia holds another of the Lubeck's centers and should be conquered at the earliest possible convenience. To the north Holstein sits on illegal HRE territory that shares your culture group. Their land can be easily peeled away when Denmark is distracted, usually by the inevitable secession of Sweden from the Kalmar union.

Idea picks should focus on Hamburg's natural strength in trade. Hamburg is semi-unique in having access to the plutocratic group as early as 1400, and players should seriously consider it as an early pick.

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