Scotland

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Scotland
Scotland.png
Primary culture
Scottish (British)

Capital province
Lothian (248)

Government
Feudal MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion
CatholicCatholic.png

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Scottish ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+1 Land leader shock
+33% Land force limit modifier

National unrest.png Break the Black Douglas

−1 National unrest

Ship costs.png Modernized the Royal Scots Navy

−10% Ship costs

National manpower modifier.png Rein in the Clans

+20% National manpower modifier

Stability cost modifier.png Comets?

−10% Stability cost modifier

National tax modifier.png Tighten up Royal Revenue

+10% National tax modifier

Legitimacy.png Basilikon Doron

+1 Yearly legitimacy

Aggressive expansion impact.png Pass the Act of Revocation

−15% Aggressive expansion impact

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−15% Land maintenance modifier

Scotland is a country in the British Isles that is capable of forming Flag of Great Britain Great Britain. It is economically isolated in the northern portion of the British Isles and sits on the North Sea trade node. Scotland also has access to the only strait crossing between Ireland and Great Britain

Missions[edit]

Military power.png Claiming Orkney


Orkney, lying where it is, is of strategic importance to the Scottish crown. We now have a legitimate reason to claim these territories, we must take it.


 
Mission trigger.png
Triggers
Acquisition conditions

The country:

The owner of Orkney (369) is not allied with Scotland.
The year is at least 1480.

Acquisition chance

Base weight: 3000

Modifier:

Scotland has a ruler:

  • with a military skill of at least 4: ×2
  • with an administrative skill of at least 4: ×2
Success conditions

Scotland owns Orkney (369).

Failure conditions

Scotland is a subject nation.


Mission effect.png
Effects
Reward

Orkney (369) gets the modifier “Efficient Integration” for 10 years with the following effect:

  • Local autonomy.png−0.05 Montly autonomy change
Temporary effects

Scotland gets a claim on Orkney (369).

Military power.png Advance the Frontier


To protect Scotland we must advance the frontier south and take Northumberland to act as a buffer.


 
Mission trigger.png
Triggers
Acquisition conditions

The country:

Flag of England England:

  • does not own a province in the Highlands.
  • does not own a province in the Lowlands.
  • owns all provinces of Northumbria.
Acquisition chance

Base weight: 1000

Modifier:

England is at war: ×2

Success conditions

Scotland:

  • is not at war with England.
  • owns at least 1 province of Northumbria.

England:

  • does not own a province in the Highlands.
  • does not own a province in the Lowlands.
Failure conditions

Scotland is a subject nation.


Mission effect.png
Effects
Reward

Scotland:

  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.
Temporary effects

Scotland gets a claim on all provinces of Northumbria.

Military power.png Defend the Nation


We cannot yield one yard of Scottish lands to the English foe. We must fight until England realizes this.


 
Mission trigger.png
Triggers
Acquisition conditions

The country:

Flag of England England:

Acquisition chance

Base weight: 3000

Modifier:
  • England is at war: ×2
Success conditions

Scotland is not at war with England. England:

  • does not own a province in the Highlands.
  • does not own a province in the Lowlands.
Failure conditions

Scotland is a subject nation.


Mission effect.png
Effects
Reward

Scotland:

  • gains Icon stability.png1 stability.
  • loses Icon war exhaustion.png5 war exhaustion.
Temporary effects

Scotland gets claims on all English provinces of the Highlands and Lowlands.

Events[edit]

Main article: Scottish events

Scottish events revolve around defending against an aggressive Flag of England England, the religious turmoil experienced during the Protestantism revolution and evolution of trade economics.

Decisions[edit]

Scotland can form Flag of Great Britain Great Britain both militarily and diplomatically.

Execute decision.pngForm British Nation


By uniting our political development domestically and extending our influence beyond our borders we will be able to reinforce our position in world affairs and transform into one of the foremost European powers, the British Empire.


 
Potential Requirements

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

The country:


Effects

The country:

  • becomes Flag of Great Britain Great Britain.
  • moves its Capital.png capital to London (236).
  • gains Prestige.png25 prestige.
  • gets a permanent claim on every province of Britain that it does not own.
  • 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.

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.

Execute decision.pngForm British Nation Diplomatically


By uniting our political development domestically and extending our influence beyond our borders we will be able to reinforce our position in world affairs and transform into one of the foremost European powers, the British Empire.


 
Potential Requirements

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

The country:

If the country is Flag of England England then Flag of Scotland Scotland:

If the country is Flag of Scotland Scotland then Flag of England England:

  • has to be a vassal of or under a personal union with Flag of Scotland Scotland.
  • must not have more than 28 cities.

Effects

If the country is Flag of England England then

If the country is Flag of Scotland Scotland then

The country:

  • becomes Flag of Great Britain Great Britain.
  • gains Prestige.png25 prestige.
  • gets a permanent claim on every province of Britain that it does not own.
  • 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.

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.


Strategy[edit]

Scotland starts in a challenging economic and political situation bordering a hostile Flag of England England and a fractious Ireland. It does however, have the thin shield of a guarantee from Flag of France France. With the new Ireland Scotland has the chance to double its development prior to engaging in a serious fashion with England. Depending on who Scotland chooses as allies (Flag of Castile Castile, Flag of Aragon Aragon, France, Flag of Burgundy Burgundy, Flag of Denmark Denmark it can secure friends with fleets and armies to rival England.

Three general routes can be described to facilitate the growth of a Scottish Empire.

Consolidation of Ireland[edit]

Ireland is broken up into 9 provinces of which 8 are controlled by 1 province Irish nations and 1 controlled by England. While Ireland is broken up Scotland can secure some development by annexing nations that don't have an alliance with England. If Scotland can secure all of the provinces in Ireland it can effectively double its development, rivaling that of England.

Expansion into the New World[edit]

Scotland with Exploration ideas and a colonial adviser can easily reach Greenland territories and thus North America. This means relatively early Scotland can access the development present in the New World. If this route is chosen it becomes important to gain control of the North Sea trade node to deny trade value from flowing down to the England controlled English Channel node. Early colonization also can work to deny England economic access to the new world until much later if the coast and Bermuda are secured.

Expansion into Continental Europe[edit]

Expanding into continental Europe can be challenging. The difficulty is that nations are either allied to much larger nations as Flag of Brittany Brittany is with Burgundy, in a union under Burgundy as Flag of Holland Holland, Flag of Flanders Flanders and Flag of Brabant Brabant are or part of the Holy Roman Empire and will have the protection the Emperor. The only exception is Flag of East Frisia East Frisia, which is not part of the Empire. Securing a war with Brittany or the Burgundian unions can be done by fabricating trade conflicts in their respective nodes of Bordeaux and English Channel trade nodes if the requisite amount of trade power can be secured.

East Frisia on the other hand can only be conquered by a no casus belli conflict as it is too weak economically to fabricate a trade conflict with. Once on continental Europe through the province of Ostfriesland it may be possible to secure the protection of the Holy Roman Empire by appealing to the Emperor.

After securing enough development to fight England successfully by being expansionist or opportunistic (England has a number of destabilizing events like the War of the Roses and Lollard Heresy) Scotland can be on its way to becoming its own unique empire.

Achievements[edit]

Auld Alliance Reversed icon
Auld Alliance Reversed
As Scotland, have France as a vassal (do not form Great Britain).
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