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 Ambitions:

−15% Land maintenance modifier

Scotland is a country in the British Isles that is capable of forming 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 Britannia

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

Scotland:

The owner of Orkney (369) is not allied with Scotland.

Acquisition chance

Base weight: 3000

Modifier:

Scotland has a ruler:

Success conditions

Scotland owns Orkney (369).

Failure conditions

Scotland is a subject nation.


Mission effect.png
Effects
Reward

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

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

Scotland gains 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

Scotland:

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 gains 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

Scotland:

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 gains claims on all English provinces of the Highlands and Lowlands.

Events[edit]

Main article: Scottish events

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

Decisions[edit]

Scotland can form Great Britain Great Britain both military 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 Allow
  • Has an administrative technology of at least level 10.
  • Is not a subject nation.
  • Is not at war.
  • Is not a nomad nation.
  • Owns the core Province icon.png provinces:
    • Hampshire (234)
    • London (236)
    • Oxfordshire (237)
    • Lothian (248)
    • Aberdeenshire (251)

Effects
  • Gain “Increased Centralization” modifier for 20 years:
    • -0.05 Autonomy.png Monthly autonomy change
    • +1 National unrest.png National unrest
  • If a member of the HRE and not an elector, all own provinces are removed from the HRE.

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

Any of the following:

  • Is England England
    • If is AI controlled:
    • Has Scotland Scotland as junior partner or as vassal
  • Is Scotland Scotland
    • If is AI controlled:
    • Has England England as junior partner or as vassal
Allow

Effects
  • Gain “Increased Centralization” modifier for 20 years:
    • -0.05 Autonomy.png Monthly autonomy change
    • +1 National unrest.png National unrest
  • If a member of the HRE and not an elector, all own provinces are removed from the HRE.


Strategy[edit]

Scotland starts in a challenging economic and political situation bordering a hostile England England and a fractious Ireland. It does however, have the thin shield of a guarantee from 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 (Castile Castile, Aragon Aragon, France, Burgundy Burgundy, 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 8 provinces of which 7 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 Brittany Brittany is with Burgundy, in a union under Burgundy as Holland Holland, Flanders Flanders and Brabant Brabant are or part of the Holy Roman Empire and will have the protection the Emperor. The only exception is 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 to 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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