Lübeck

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Duchy rankLübeck
Lübeck.png
Primary culture
Westphalian (Germanic)

Capital province
Lübeck (45)

Government
Merchant RepublicGovernment republic.png

State religion
CatholicCatholic.png

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Hanseatic ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+15% Trade range
+10% Trade steering

Trade power.png The End of Victual Brothers

+10% Global trade power

Merchants.png Strong League Obligations

+1 Merchant

National sailors modifier.png Improved Shipbuilding

+15% National sailors modifier
−20% Light ship cost

Stability cost modifier.png Reformed Hanstag

−10% Stability cost modifier
−10% Cost to justify trade conflict

Manpower recovery speed.png Hanseatic Levy System

+15% Manpower recovery speed

Provincial trade power modifier.png Regularized Contributions

+20% Provincial trade power modifier

Interest per annum.png The Hansa Bank

−1 Interest per annum

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% Trade efficiency

Lübeck is a trading nation located in northern Germany, bordering both the North Sea and the Baltic. Before patch 1.14, Lübeck existed as the Hansa, but 1.14 dissolved The Hansa into a merchant republic of Lübeck and free Imperial cities of Hamburg and Bremen.

Missions[edit]

This mission can be found in Hansa_Missions.txt.

Military power.png End the Sound Toll


Enough is enough. Controlling two pieces of land by sea divided should not imply control over the trade that passes between and through them. Flatter and woo them, or raze their cities and salt the earth. Either way, our trade shall flow freely from The Baltic through The Kattegat.


 
Mission trigger.png
Triggers
Acquisition conditions

This country:

Sjælland (12):

  • has the modifier “Sound Toll”.
  • is not owned by Lübeck or one of its allies.
Acquisition chance

Base weight: 3000

Success conditions

Lübeck controls either Sjælland (12) or Lund (6).

Failure conditions

Lübeck is a subject nation or is not a merchant republic.


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Effects
Reward

Lübeck (45) gains the modifier “Free Shipping Through The Sound” for the rest of the campaign:

  • Local trade power.png+15 Local trade power
  • Province trade power modifier.png+25% Local trade power
Temporary effects

None

Events[edit]

These events can be found in flavorHSA.txt.

Msg event.pngGeorg Giese


The merchant Georg Giese, who formerly worked in London as a member of the Hanseatic League, has returned to Danzig. He is to marry Christine Krüger, daughter of a prestigious Danzig citizen, and is currently looking for a new opportunity.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • is Flag of Lübeck Lübeck.
  • owns Danzig (43).

The year is at least 1520 and before 1562.

Mean time to happen

200 Months


Event button 547.png
Hire him

Flag of Lübeck Lübeck:

  • gains Administrative power.png10 administrative power.
  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.
  • gets access to a discounted Advisor Trader.png trader (level 3) named ‘Georg Giese’.


Msg event.pngHeinrich Sudermann


An official of the Hanseatic League from Cologne, Heinrich Sudermann, was elected to the post of Syndic in 1556. He became a permanent official with legal training who worked to protect and extend the diplomatic agreements of the Hansa member towns.


 
Trigger conditions

This country:

  • is Flag of Lübeck Lübeck.

The year is at least 1556 and before 1591.

Mean time to happen

200 months

Modifier:

Lübeck owns Köln (85): ×0.8


Event button 547.png
He could do much good in $COUNTRY$

Flag of Lübeck Lübeck:

  • gains Diplomatic power.png100 diplomatic power.
  • gets access to a discounted Advisor Trader.png trader (level 3) named ‘Heinrich Sudermann’.


Msg event.pngShipbuilding technology


We, the Hansa, sell ships everywhere in Europe, including Italy and control most of the shipbuilding market, mainly in Lübeck and in Danzig. Holland wants to favor Bruges as a huge staple market at the end of a trade route and is starting to become a competitor of us in shipbuilding. Should we stop the flow of shipbuilding technology from Hansa towns to Holland?


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of Lübeck Lübeck.
  • owns Danzig (43) and Lübeck (45).
  • does not have the modifier “Stop spreading the shipbuilding technology”.
  • does not have the modifier “Spread the shipbuilding technology”.

The Netherlands:

The year is before 1500.

Mean time to happen

2000 Months


Event button 547.png
Stop the flow of shipbuilding technology!

Flag of Lübeck Lübeck gets the modifier “Stop spreading the shipbuilding technology” until the ruler changes which grants:

  • Diplomatic relations.png-1 diplomatic relations,
  • Diplomatic technology cost-10% diplomatic technology cost.
Event button 547.png
Spread the shipbuilding technology

Flag of Lübeck Lübeck gets the modifier “Spread the shipbuilding technology” until the ruler changes which grants:

  • Diplomatic relations.png+1 diplomatic relations.


Msg event.pngTagfahrt


As a new ruler, it is customary to hold a Hansetag where the league's members are invited to participate in the central meeting. The member communities have chosen Ratssendeboten or envoys to represent their local consensus on the issue at the Hansetag. This Hansetag brought up some issues with the trade, the economy and the military. As the envoys haven't managed to reach a conclusion as to which of these matters we should address, and although the consensus-building at the Hansetag is supposed to follow the Low Saxon tradition of Einung, it is our duty to decide which matter to address.


 
Trigger conditions

The country:

  • is Flag of Lübeck Lübeck.
  • Has less than 1 stability.
  • does not have the modifiers “Hanseatic Trade Reform”, “Hanseatic Economic Reform” or “Hanseatic Military Reform”.
Is triggered only by

a new ruler.


Event button 547.png
Reform the trade

Flag of Lübeck Lübeck gets the modifier “Hanseatic Trade Reform” until the ruler changes which grants:

  • Trade power.png+15% global trade power,
  • Trade efficiency.png+15% trade efficiency.
Event button 547.png
Reform the economy

Flag of Lübeck Lübeck gets the modifier “Hanseatic Economic Reform” until the ruler changes which grants:

  • Construction cost.png-10% build cost,
  • Ship costs.png-10% ship cost,
  • Advisor cost.png-10% advisor cost.
Event button 547.png
Reform the military

Flag of Lübeck Lübeck gets the modifier “Hanseatic Military Reform” until the ruler changes which grants:

  • Army tradition.png+0.1 yearly army tradition,
  • Navy tradition.png+0.1 yearly navy tradition,
  • Regiment cost.png-10% regiment cost.

Decisions[edit]

These decisions can be found in TheHansa.txt.

Execute decision.pngThe Lübeck Krantor


With wealth pouring into Lübeck, the port facilities are starting to look under-dimensioned. While it would cost nearly a whole year's income, a Krantor (a massive harbor crane) could greatly improve our trading potential.


 
Potential Requirements

The country:

  • is Flag of Lübeck Lübeck.
  • owns Lübeck (45).
  • is a merchant republic.
  • has not enacted this decision before.
Allow

Flag of Lübeck Lübeck:


Effects

Flag of Lübeck Lübeck:

  • loses Gold Icon.png1 years worth of income.
  • loses Administrative power.png20 administrative power.

Lübeck (45):

  • gains the modifier “The Lübeck Krantor” for the rest of the campaign with the following effects:
    • Trade power.png+5% global trade power,
    • Trade efficiency.png+10% trade efficiency,
    • Diplomatic technology cost-1% diplomatic technology cost.


Execute decision.pngThe 'Adler von Lübeck'


On account of the ongoing war in the region, our shipwrights have presented plans for a new warship: The 'Adler von Lübeck'. The ship is massive, with more gunports than any other ship afloat in the Western world. Building it would be expensive, but our navy would be unrivaled in the Baltic for quite some time.


 
Potential Requirements

The country:

  • is Flag of Lübeck Lübeck.
  • owns and controls Lübeck (45).
  • has not enacted this decision before.
Allow

Flag of Lübeck Lübeck:


Effects

Flag of Lübeck Lübeck:

  • loses Gold Icon.png0.7 years worth of income.
  • loses Administrative power.png30 administrative power.
  • gains a heavy ship in Lübeck (45).
  • gains the modifier “The 'Adler von Lübeck'” for 30 years with the following effects:
    • Heavy ship cost−2% heavy ship cost
    • Diplomatic technology cost−2% diplomatic technology cost
    • Shipbuilding time.png−30% shipbuilding time
    • Morale of navies.png+20% morale of navies


Strategy[edit]

Lübeck is an interesting country to play as; they start as the leader of the Hanseatic trade league which is excellent for early conquest. A good first move is to ally Austria. When allied, it's unlikely they'll Demand unlawful territory. A possible next direction is to fabricate and annex Mecklenburg and Lüneburg. Lübeck should have disposable income due to trade, this can be used to maintain a large army and construct buildings; Both the Marketplace and Church are good choices. Next Lübeck may ally Bohemia or Poland and annex Pomerania Taking their centre of trade will help ensure Baltic dominance and keep coffers filled. Brunswick is an excellent next target. Try to take breaks in between wars to make sure to avoid falling into a downward spiral from being behind in tech or being overextended. A good option after Brunswick is Saxony, their territory can be useful for access to other, smaller nations. Once the force limit is about 20, Lübeck can start uniting the Hanseatic league formally. Conquer Bremen, Verden and Hamburg and Lübeck will be the dominant force in the Lübeck trade node. Take on smaller countries until Lübeck can face larger nations with the aim of becoming a Great power.

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