Sunda

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Kingdom rankSunda
Sunda.png
Primary culture
Javanese (Malay)

Capital province
Pakuan (2687)

Government
Despotic MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion
HinduHinduism.png

Technology group
ChineseChinese technology group
Javan ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+2 Tolerance of heathens
−1% Prestige decay

Religious unity.png Candi Shrines

+20% Religious unity

Institution spread.png Indianization

+10% Institution spread

Missionary strength.png Dharmasastra

+2% Missionary strength

Merchants.png Pan-Asian Trade

+1 Merchant
+10% Trade steering

Goods produced modifier.png Bi-Yearly Harvest

+10% Goods produced modifier

Ship costs.png Modernized Ship-Building techniques

−10% Ship costs

Trade efficiency.png Terracotta Banking System

+10% Trade efficiency

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−20% Naval maintenance modifier

Sunda is located in the western part of Java. Its only neighbour is Flag of Majapahit Majapahit.

Strategy[edit]

Neighbouring a hostile, stronger Flag of Majapahit Majapahit, Sunda is truly a rather difficult nation to play. In order to survive, the player must narrow the development between the two nations by conquering the animist states of Sulawesi and possibly even Flag of Kutai Kutai. It is probable however, that once one's troops are besieging Flag of Makassar Makassar, Majapahit will declare war. Hence, it is important that the player builds a strong navy from day one that is capable of transporting the entire army around. In case of a DOW during a war in Sulawesi, the player must keep calm, take loans (if necessary) and hire mercenaries to scorch the earth in Sundanese lands. This will give Majapahit's forces massive attrition, and waiting a while for them to drain their manpower will help lots. Check the ledger often to see Majapahit's remaining strength.

The player should annex and convert Makassar, then proceed to fabricate claims on Flag of Luwu Luwu. The Majapahit war will be raging however, and hence the player should conduct a naval landing on Java and stackwipe the Majapahit, forcing them to recruit mercenaries. By this point, the war is practically won, as Sundanese troops are still not too tired while Majapahit's are weary and exhausted. Take as much land as possible and can core, and peace out.

By this point, Sunda has left the most difficult part of its existence. Attacking Kutai will be very useful for the development, and proper deity selection can allow Sunda to convert Borneo to Hinduism. Repeated steamrolling of Majapahit will leave Sunda undoubtedly the greatest power in the region.

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