AGCEEP_Specific_Courland.txt

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1562-1620: Creation of the Duchy of Courland and Semigalia for Courland
1570-1585: Pacta Subjections and Privilegium Gotthardinum for Courland
1609: The Marriage of Duke Wilhelm and Princess Sofia for Courland
1610-1615: Duke Wilhelm of Courland purchases Piltyn district for Courland
1616: The Two Dukes for Courland
1618-1700: New Capital for Courland
1642-1660: The Mercantile Reforms of Duke Jacob Kettler for Courland
1650-1660: Foreign Policy of Duke Jacob for Courland
1650-1670: The Modernization of the Navy for Courland
1650-1680: Courland attempts of colonization for Courland
1698-1700: The Great Northern Conflict for Courland
1726: The Kurland Succession of 1726 for Courland
1727-1762: Maurice of Saxony for Courland
1737: Ernst Johann Biron becomes new Duke for Courland
Triggered (1618): Death of Albrecht Friedrich for Courland
Triggered (triggered event): Duke Wilhelm of Courland purchases Piltyn district for Courland
Triggered (triggered event): The Marriage of Duke Wilhelm and Princess Sofia for Courland

Courland — Not random

Will happen within 10 days of March 6, 1562
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1620)

Description

The nobles of Southern Livonia addressed to Poland-Lithuania for the protection against the aggressive policy of Russia. The Grandmaster of the Livonian Order, Livonian nobility in South, the Archbishop of Riga, swore loyalty to Sigismund August, King of Poland, in 1561. On March 5, 1562 in Riga castle Grandmaster Gotthard Kettler transferred the state seal of Livonia, keys from Riga and Order castles to Mikalaj Radziwill (the Black), Chancellor of Lithuania, and took off the cloak of the Grandmaster. Here on behalf of King Sigismund II August Gotthard was announced hereditary duke of Courland-Semigalia and a vassal of the Polish-Lithuanian state.

Actions

A. Establish it

  • Stability +1
  • Change religion to protestant
  • Religion in the capital province changes to protestant
  • +50 relations with Denmark
  • +100 relations with Sweden
  • +50 relations with England
  • +50 relations with Netherlands
  • +50 relations with Prussia
  • +50 relations with Pomerania
  • +50 relations with Brandenburg
  • -50 relations with Russia
  • +150 relations with Lithuania
  • +150 relations with Poland
  • Centralization +1
  • ugric will no longer be an accepted culture

Courland — Not random

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1570
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1585)

Description

Duke Gotthard Kettler obtained from the King of Poland the Pacta Subjections. This written document signed by Duke Gotthard established the boundaries of the duchy, religious rights, confirmed all privileges of Courland nobles, right to free commerce, the right to coin money. Poland recognized all the laws of Courland. Following the war, he sought to rebuild the duchy that had been destroyed. In order to enlist the unsupportive nobles, he had to provide them with certain privileges, which initiated the Privilegium Gotthardinum. Under the laws provided for by Duke Gotthard, nobles had the right to engage in commerce, distill spirits, brew beer, hunt, fish, run taverns etc, forbid the nobles from taxes and other obligations. In case of war they were to provide horses and men. Also rights were given to the nobles to have squires preside as judges on their private manors and non-noble inhabitants. The nobles were given rights to the land along with the right of enserfment.

Actions

A. Sign these documents

  • Stability +1
  • Aristocracy +1
  • Centralization +2
  • Mercantilism +1
  • Serfdom +3
  • +1 base tax value in the capital province
  • +200 gold

B. Reject it

  • Stability -3
  • Aristocracy -1
  • Serfdom -1

Courland — Not random

Conditions

  • Prussia exists
  • The following must not occur:
    • Courland and Prussia are at war

Will happen on October 22, 1609

Description

22 October 1609 Duke Wilhelm married Sofia Hohenzollern, daughter of Duke Albrecht Friedrich of Prussia, and regained back Grobina district to Courland. This strengthened his position in struggle against his brother Friedrich.

Actions

A. Ask the duke of Prussia for the hand of his daughter

B. Hmm... We will find a wife for Wilhelm in another Royal House

  • Gain a royal marriage with -1

Courland — Not random

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1610
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1615)

Description

In 1610s Wilhelm, Duke of Courland, tried to pay out and regain the control over Piltyn district from Poland

Actions

A. Start the negotiations with Poland

B. We cannot afford to buy it

  • Stability -1

Courland — Not random

Will happen on January 2, 1616

Description

When Gotthard Kettler died, his sons, Friedrich and Wilhelm, divided Duchy into two parts: Friedrich owned eastern part Semigalia, while Wilhelm owned western part Courland. However, the relations between the duke and landowners, supported by Poland, were quite hostile. Duke Wilhelm expressed his disappointment with landowners, but this ended-up with his removal from duke's seat in 1616. Wilhelm left Courland for Pomerania, where he lived until 1639. Friedrich became the only duke of Courland since 1616. But Duke Friedrich had no children, which spelled doom for their Kettlers rule. Duke Friedrich appealed the King's of Poland decision and only in 1639 new King Wladyslaw IV, son of Sigismund III, agreed to recognize the rights of Wilhelm and his son Jacob Kettler for the throne of Courland. Duke Wilhelm died 1640, and his brother two years later, leaving the reunited duchy for Jacob Kettler.

Actions

A. Dethrone Wilhelm

  • +100 relations with Poland
  • Centralization -1
  • Quality -1
  • Stability +2

B. Support Wilhelm

  • Monarch Wilhelm  becomes active
  • Monarch Friedrich and Wilhelm will never rule
  • Monarch Friedrich will never rule
  • Leader Friedrich will never be active
  • Gain a royal marriage with Brandenburg
  • -100 relations with Poland
  • +50 relations with Prussia
  • +50 relations with Brandenburg
  • +50 relations with Sweden
  • Centralization +2
  • Aristocracy -2
  • Quality +1
  • Naval tech investment: +250
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +500
  • Stability -3
  • The capital province revolts
  • Global revolt risk +3 for 36 months

Courland — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Courland_line] is set
  • Own Kurland
  • Control Kurland

Will happen within 300 days of January 2, 1618
Checked again every 300 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after June 2, 1700)

Description

When Dukes of Courland united Ducal Prussia and Courland they decided to move their capital back to the Mittau.

Actions

A. Great!

  • Stability +1
  • Move capital to Kurland
  • +2000 population in Kurland
  • +2 base tax value in Kurland
  • -1 base tax value in Prussia

Courland — Not random

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1642
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1660)

Description

Duke Jacob Kettler was a very determined individual. In 1634, he joined the Polish army during the Polish-Russian War. He was well educated by Western standard and became very interested in Mercantilism. His goal was to improve the treatment of his serfs and beyond. In 1641 Duke Jacob began to rule over Courland. He began selecting his co-workers, the Courlanders that studied abroad, as well as foreign advisors. His interest in mercantilism grew as his goals of becoming eventually independent of Poland and economic self-sufficiency. Becoming very wealthy and a renowned among the larger European countries, Jacob realized that in order to have a steady economy, there must be a middle class. He brought industries in shipbuilding, timber, and techniques to better farming and he was the first duke in the Baltics to introduce a planned economy.

Actions

A. Mercantilist Reforms

  • Mercantilism +2
  • Trade tech investment: +1000
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +500
  • Naval tech investment: +250
  • +2 base tax value in the capital province
  • Gain random manufactory in a random province
  • -5% inflation

B. Free Trade Reforms

  • Stability -3
  • Mercantilism -3
  • Trade tech investment: +1000
  • Naval tech investment: +500
  • +5 merchants
  • +3 colonists
  • +300 gold

Courland — Not random

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1650
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1660)

Description

Jacob tries to lift well-being of his state, to develop trade, shipbuilding and colonies. First of all he tries to strengthen safety of the state by conclusion of the international contracts. Jacob does not want to interfere with wars of other countries and concludes so-called contracts on neutrality with Sweden, Russia and England. Jacob also entered trade agreements with such colonial powers as France, Spain, Portugal and England.

Actions

A. Stay Neutral

  • +50 relations with Sweden
  • +50 relations with Russia
  • +50 relations with Poland
  • +50 relations with Lithuania
  • +50 relations with Denmark
  • +50 relations with France
  • +50 relations with England
  • +50 relations with Netherlands
  • +50 relations with Brandenburg
  • +50 relations with Prussia
  • +50 relations with Portugal
  • +50 relations with Spain
  • Stability +2
  • Trade tech investment: +250
  • +50 gold
  • +2 colonists

B. Ally with Protestant states

  • +150 relations with Sweden
  • +100 relations with Denmark
  • +100 relations with Brandenburg
  • +100 relations with Prussia
  • +100 relations with England
  • +100 relations with Netherlands
  • -100 relations with Poland
  • -100 relations with Austria
  • -50 relations with Portugal
  • -50 relations with Spain
  • Stability -1

C. Support Catholic states

  • +150 relations with Poland
  • +100 relations with Austria
  • +100 relations with Portugal
  • +100 relations with Spain
  • -100 relations with Sweden
  • -100 relations with Denmark
  • -100 relations with England
  • -100 relations with Netherlands
  • -100 relations with Brandenburg
  • -100 relations with Prussia
  • -50 relations with Russia
  • Stability -3

Courland — Not random

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1650
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1670)

Description

In youth Duke Jacob traveled much. In 1653-1658 he visited France, Holland and England (King James Stewart was his godfather). He learned much in Holland having at that time the largest fleet in the world. Since then Jacob's dream was to create in Courland powerful trading and military fleet. He learned that the Courliandian peasants for the past several centuries were well known for their skills as daring sailors. Thanks to his energy a great number of big shipyards shortly were constructed in the Duchy. Shortly Courland owned 61 military ships and one of the world's largest merchant fleet.

Actions

A. Reform the Navy

  • Land -3
  • Naval tech investment: +1500
  • Gain 5 warships in a random province
  • +1 base manpower in the capital province

B. Reform the Army

  • Land +1
  • Land tech investment: +500
  • Fortress level in a random province +1
  • +1 base manpower in the capital province

Courland — Not random

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1650
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1680)

Description

Though a small country, Courland soon had competed in the shipping and trade industry, alongside Holland, France, England etc, and played a crucial role in the history of Gambia of West Africa and Tobago of the West Indies. Duke Jacob was the first colonist to bring Protestant missionaries and treat the locals as equals in the African lands. Duke Jacob built Fort Jacobus on the Gambia river in West Africa in 1651 and founded his first colony in 1652 in Tobago Island, Caribbean, attempting to get a share in the African slave trade.

Actions

A. We will exploit this

  • +5 merchants
  • +3 colonists
  • +200 gold
  • Trade tech investment: +500
  • Gain an explorer in a random province

Courland — Not random

Conditions

  • Russia exists
  • Sweden exists

Will happen within 10 days of January 2, 1698
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1700)

Description

In 1698 Russia, Saxony and Denmark formed an alliance against the eighteen year old King Charles XII of Sweden. They thought it as a good opportunity for revenge and to cut that major power to pieces. What will be our reaction?

Actions

A. Support Saxony and Russia

  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Sweden for 36 months
  • -150 relations with Sweden
  • +200 relations with Russia
  • +100 relations with Denmark
  • +100 relations with Saxony
  • Stability +1
  • +100 gold

B. Stay Neutral

  • +10 relations with Sweden
  • -50 relations with Russia
  • +50 relations with Poland
  • +10 relations with Denmark
  • -50 relations with Saxony
  • Stability +1

C. Support Sweden

  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Russia for 36 months
  • +200 relations with Sweden
  • -150 relations with Russia
  • -100 relations with Poland
  • -50 relations with Denmark
  • -100 relations with Saxony
  • Stability -1
  • Land tech investment: +200

Courland — Not random

Will happen on January 14, 1726

Description

The death of the last Duke of Kurland, Frederick William, in 1711, left no heirs to the Duchy except the weak and ill Ferdinand, and a lot of contenders in Russia and Poland. In 1726, the Polish Sejm managed to impose Maurice of Saxony, the bastard son of the current Polish King, as Duke, but only to change her mind and ask his withdrawal. At the same time, Russia was pushing for her own candidate, the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, son-in-law of the Czarina Catherine I. After much bribing, negotiation and behind the scene diplomacy, Maurice was summoned to either leave or suffer war. It started in 1727, with Russia firmly committed and sending 8,000 troops to conquer the Duchy within 8 days. The war did not last long enough to embrace all of Europe and Maurice fled to France where he then had a brilliant military career.

Actions

A. Fight for Freedom

  • -50 relations with Poland
  • -50 relations with Saxony
  • +100 relations with Russia
  • Centralization -2
  • Aristocracy +1
  • Innovativeness -1
  • Stability +1
  • Global revolt risk +5 for 36 months
  • Event 206000 - Maurice of Saxony for Courland will never fire

B. Elect Maurice of Saxony

  • Monarch Maurice  becomes active
  • Monarch Ferdinand and Anna Ivanovna will never rule
  • Monarch Anna Ivanovna (Regent) will never rule
  • Monarch Ernst Johann will never rule
  • Monarch The High Council (Regency) will never rule
  • Monarch Karl Christian Joseph will never rule
  • Event 206016 - Ernst Johann Biron becomes new Duke for Courland will never fire
  • +100 relations with Poland
  • +100 relations with Saxony
  • -200 relations with Russia
  • Centralization +2
  • Aristocracy -2
  • Innovativeness +1
  • Land +1
  • Land tech investment: +500
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +250
  • Stability -1
  • Global revolt risk +2 for 36 months

C. Elect Karl Friedrich von Holstein-Gottorp

  • Monarch Karl Friedrich  becomes active
  • Monarch Karl Peter Ulrich  becomes active
  • Monarch Ferdinand and Anna Ivanovna will never rule
  • Monarch Anna Ivanovna (Regent) will never rule
  • Monarch Ernst Johann will never rule
  • Monarch The High Council (Regency) will never rule
  • Monarch Karl Christian Joseph will never rule
  • Event 206016 - Ernst Johann Biron becomes new Duke for Courland will never fire
  • Gain a royal marriage with Holstein
  • Gain a royal marriage with Russia
  • -100 relations with Poland
  • -100 relations with Saxony
  • +400 relations with Holstein
  • +200 relations with Russia
  • Centralization -1
  • Aristocracy +1
  • Stability -2
  • Global revolt risk +3 for 36 months
  • Event 206000 - Maurice of Saxony for Courland will never fire

Courland — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 100 days of January 1, 1727
Checked again every 100 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 1, 1762)
unless prevented by
Action A, C of 3618 - The Kurland Succession of 1726 for Courland
Action A of 170191 - Maurice de Saxe for France

Description

Maurice, count of Saxony (Moritz von Sachsen, 1696-1750) was a general and military theorist. Anna Ivanovna, duchess of Courland (later empress of Russia), secured Saxe's election as duke of Courland (a Baltic duchy between Prussia and Latvia) in 1726.

Actions

A. We gain the services of Maurice of Saxony

  • Leader Maurice becomes active

Courland — Not random

Will happen on May 5, 1737
unless prevented by
Action B, C of 3618 - The Kurland Succession of 1726 for Courland

Description

From 1721-1737 the last Kettler Duke Ferdinand emerges. At this point the duchy and Poland-Lithuania is fairly weak. When Duke Ferdinand dies childless, his widow Anna, the Tsar Ivan V daughter, persuaded Russians to allow Ernst Johann Biron to be the new duke. Russian domination of Courland-Semigallia was secured.

Actions

A. Alas!

  • +200 relations with Russia
  • Centralization -4
  • Aristocracy +2
  • Serfdom +1
  • -2 base tax value in the capital province
  • Stability -2
  • Global revolt risk +3 for 24 months

Courland — Not random

Triggered by

Action A of 263006 - The Fate of Prussia for Prussia

Description

After years of illness the last Duke of Prussia from the Hohenzollern-Ansbach line, Albrecht Friedrich, died. According to the Treaty of Cracov from 1525, after the Prussian branch of the Hohenzollern family, the lands of the Duchy of Prussia were to be incorporated into Poland. However this was changed with the decision of the Polish Sejm on the 5th of may 1611. The Kettler-Courland branch was therefore allowed to inherit the Duchy.

Actions

A. Great!

  • -100 relations with Brandenburg
  • -25 relations with Austria
  • -75 relations with Sweden
  • -50 relations with Russia
  • -25 relations with Denmark
  • -25 relations with Lithuania
  • +100 relations with Poland
  • Inherit the realms of Prussia
  • Memel will be considered a national province
  • Prussia will be considered a national province
  • Livland will be considered a national province
  • Estland will be considered a national province
  • ugric will become an accepted culture
  • Stability +1

Courland — Not random

Triggered by

Action A of 258015 - Duke Wilhelm of Courland purchases Piltyn district for Poland

Description

King Sigismund III Vasa of Poland agreed to sell Piltyn district to his loyal vassal in Courland.

Actions

A. Excellent!

  • -100 gold
  • +1 base tax value in the capital province
  • +1 base manpower in the capital province

Courland — Not random

Triggered by

Action A of 263002 - The Marriage of Duke Wilhelm and Princess Sofia for Prussia

Description

The Duke of Prussia agreed upon the marriage of his daughter and returning Grobina district to Courland. The great ceremonies were arranged in connection with this memorable occasion in Konigsberg.

Actions

A. Let us arrange this magnificent wedding

  • Gain a royal marriage with Prussia
  • +1 base tax value in the capital province
  • Stability +1

AGCEEP_Specific_Courland.txt