AGCEEP_Specific_France.txt

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1422-1481: Provence has become our vassal for France
1433-1438: Poitou Ravaged for France
1433-1438: Vendée Ravaged for France
1435-1450: Anjou is returned to Duke Rene I for France
1435-1450: Restoration of Anjou's estates for France
1437-1461: Administrative Reforms of Charles VII for France
1438-1443: Jacques Coeur's Economic Reforms for France
1439-1440: The Trial of Gilles de Rais for France
1439-1461: Military Reforms of Charles VII for France
1440-1440: The Praguerie for France
1440-1440: Guyenne Ravaged for France
1447-1454: The Orléans claim to Milan for France
1450-1520: Witch-hunting in France for France
1461-1483: The Reforms of Louis XI for France
1461-1819: The glory of France is reborn for France
1462-1466: Meeting at Amboise for France
1463-1467: The Purchase of the Somme Towns for France
1465-1467: The War of the Public Weal for France
1465-1467: The Treaty of Conflans for France
1471-1473: Calais and Gascogne Restored to French Rule for France
1471-1473: King Henry VI Claims Calais and Gascogne for France
1472: The betrayal of Yolande for France
1475-1819: Former English possessions in France for France
1477-1477: The Valois inheritance of Burgundy for France
1477-1477: The Question of Burgundy for France
1482: The reversion of Burgundy for France
1482-1482: Duchess Mary of Burgundy is Dead for France
1483-1483: The claim to Provence for France
1483-1483: The Inheritance of Burgundy for France
1487-1487: The Treaty of Châteaubriant for France
1487-1487: The Breton Lords for France
1488-1498: Duchess Anne of Brittany Surrenders for France
1488-1498: Duchess Anne of Brittany Surrenders for France
1488-1498: The Treaty of Le Verger for France
1492-1492: Karel of Egmont, dethroned Duke of Guelders for France
1493-1498: The Treaty of Senlis for France
1494-1498: Florence submits to Charles VIII for France
1494-1498: The Angevin inheritance of Naples for France
1495-1498: The French King in Naples for France
1496-1499: The State takes control of the Guilds for France
1498-1499: The Duchess Returns for France
1498-1500: The Marriage of Anne and Louis XII for France
1498-1499: Pope Alexander VI and Louis XII for France
1499-1504: The Orléanais inheritance of Milan for France
1499-1504: The Orléanais inheritance of Milan for France
1500-1512: Genoa submits to Louis XII for France
1500-1507: The destiny of Ludovico Sforza for France
1500-1505: The Treaty of Granada for France
1503-1514: The recovery of Valentinois for France
1505-1521: Josquin Desprez for France
1508: The League of Cambrai for France
1508-1509: The League of Cambrai for France
1512-1515: French troops abandon Milan for France
1514: Anne's Refusal for France
1515-1520: François Ier in Italy for France
1516-1520: Concordat of Bologna for France
1516-1519: Leonardo da Vinci for France
1520-1648: Swiss asking for perpetual peace for France
1521-1521: Lutheran writings becoming a threat for France
1521-1522: French Encirclement by the Habsburgs for France
1523-1524: Giovanni da Verrazzano for France
1524: The death of Claude of France for France
1525-1527: François Ier against the Empire for France
1527-1529: The League of Schmalkalden for France
1527-1527: The Bourbon succession for France
1529-1535: The Peace of Cambrai for France
1530-1530: College de France for France
1532: France and Brittany are united for France
1532-1535: Brittany provinces are ours for France
1534-1534: Affair of the Placards for France
1534-1534: The Followers of Erasmus for France
1534-1543: Discovery of Canada for France
1535-1542: The Habsburgs in Milan for France
1535-1544: A French dynasty in Milan for France
1535-1544: A French dynasty in Milan for France
1535-1545: Peace in Milan for France
1536-1544: The alliance with the Turk for France
1536-1540: The silk of Lyon for France
1547-1551: The Burning Chamber for France
1547-1552: The Habsburg-Valois struggle for supremacy for France
1550-1666: Defensive weakness in Roussillon for France
1552-1552: The recovery of Siena for France
1553-1554: Miguel Servet for France
1553-1559: Plan invasion of Corsica for France
1558-1819: French claim on Calais for France
1559-1600: Institutes of the Christian Religion for France
1559-1575: The Independence of Savoy for France
1559-1575: The Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis for France
1559-1559: A foothold in Italy for France
1559-1559: The Bourbon Coup d'État for France
1559-1559: The Guise Coup d'État for France
1559-1564: Cateau-Cambrésis and Corsica for France
1560-1562: Tumult of Amboise for France
1562: The Massacre at Vassy for France
Triggered (1560-1562): The Wars of Religion for France
1563: Assassination of the Duke of Guise for France
1565-1589: Ambroise Paré for France
1567-1572: Surprise de Meaux for France
1569-1569: Alphonse d'Ornano for France
1570-1650: Witch-hunting in France for France
1571-1573: The Holy League for France
1572-1572: St. Bartholomew's Day for France
1572-1572: St. Bartholomew's Day for France
1576-1596: Jean Bodin for France
1576-1580: The Edict of Beaulieu for France
1576-1577: The Estates-General of Blois for France
1576-1577: The Estates-General of Blois for France
1580: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne for France
1584-1584: Inflation Problems for France
1584-1588: The Catholic League for France
1584-1588: The Three Henris for France
1588-1588: Day of Barricades for France
1588-1588: Day of Barricades for France
1588-1589: The Assassination of Henri of Guise for France
1589: The Assassination of Henri III for France
1590-1590: Funding Crisis for France
1590-1590: Horrible Year for France
1592: Antonio Perez induces attacks on Spain for France
1593-1610: Béarn is French for France
1595-1610: The Absolution of Clement VIII for France
1595-1610: The end of the Wars of Religion for France
1596-1596: The Paulette for France
1598: Edict of Nantes for France
1599-1608: First colonization attempts for France
1600-1609: The Angevin legacy for France
1602-1602: Appointing a new minister of finance for France
1603-1611: Samuel de Champlain and the Hurons for France
1603-1611: Samuel de Champlain and the Hurons for France
1605-1609: The Evangelic Union for France
1607-1609: The Catholic League for France
1608-1635: The first French real colony for France
1611-1611: The regency of Marie de' Medici for France
1614: The treaty of Sainte Ménéhould for France
1617-1618: The coup d'etat of Louis XIII for France
1617: The assassination of Concini for France
1618-1658: Great Lakes calling for France
1620: The 'drôlerie' of Ponts-de-Cé for France
1622-1623: Protestant Revolt in Navarre for France
1622-1623: War of Religion in France for France
1624: Cardinal's Appointment for France
1626-1627: Siege of La Rochelle for France
1629-1629: The Michau code for France
1629-1629: Cardinal Richelieu's Districts for France
1629-1629: The conspiracy of Chalais for France
1630-1631: Invention of Lemonade for France
1630: Day of Dupes for France
1631-1632: The plots of Gaston of Orléans for France
1635-1635: French Encirclement by the Habsburgs for France
1635: The French Academy for France
1635: The French Academy for France
1635: Bernard de Saxe-Weimar for France
1637-1637: René Descartes for France
1638-1647: A new flag for France for France
1640: The Louis d'Or for France
1641: The battle of the Marfée for France
1642: The conspiracy of Cinq-Mars for France
1642: Jules Mazarin for France
1643: Jules Mazarin for France
1648-1661: The peace treaty of Münster for France
1648-1661: The Low Countries are a lost cause for France
1648-1648: The 1648 Uprising for France
1649-1650: The Fronde in France for France
1653-1663: Les musiciens du roi soleil for France
1654: Jules Mazarin for France
1659-1700: Le Pays d'en Haut for France
1660-1662: Radisson and des Groseilliers for France
1661: Death of Mazarin for France
1661-1661: Controller-General Appointment for France
1661-1819: French rule in Artois for France
1662-1662: Gobelins Tapestry Manufacture for France
1662: Street fighting in Rome for France
1664-1719: The 'Compagnie Française des Indes Orientales' for France
1664-1719: The 'Compagnie Française des Indes Orientales' for France
1665-1670: Jean Talon for France
1666-1677: Le Tellier and Louvois for France
1667-1670: Vauban for France
1667-1670: Vauban for France
1667-1819: Division of Guiana for France
1668-1668: Investigation of False Nobles for France
1669-1700: Discovery of Louisiana for France
1672-1685: Vauban for France
1672-1694: The Mississippi for France
1674-1675: The Commissioning of Versailles for France
1674-1676: The Return of Radisson and des Groseilliers for France
1676-1681: Chambers of Reunion for France
1676: Leibniz in Paris for France
1678-1700: Duluth and Lake Superior for France
1680-1690: A great governor for France
1680-1700: Brest Shipyard for France
1681-1688: Catholics rights revoked for France
1681-1688: Protestants expelled from France for France
1681-1681: Cassini's Map of France for France
1682-1683: Versailles stands in Unearthly Glory for France
1685-1700: Vauban for France
1687-1690: Denonville's Parley for France
1688-1690: Savoy defies us for France
1688-1697: The Siamese Revolution for France
1690-1700: Charles le moyne d'Iberville for France
1691-1691: Jacques Fitz-James de Berwick for France
1697-1819: Division of Hispaniola for France
1699-1699: L'Académie des Sciences de Paris for France
1700-1710: French Enlightenment for France
1700-1710: Expansion in Pondicherry for France
1701-1702: Toulon Shipyard for France
1701: Louis XIV threatens the balance and claims Flandern for France
1701: Louis XIV threatens the balance and claims Flandern for France
1705-1710: The Provincial Estates for France
1713: The Peace of Utrecht for France
1714-1749: England seize French territories in Northern America for France
1714-1734: Exploration of the Mississippi affluents for France
1714: Claim on Apulia is lost for France
1714: Claim on Brabant is lost for France
1714: Claim on Flandern is lost for France
1714: Claim on Köln is lost for France
1714: Claim on Lorraine is lost for France
1714: Claim on Luxembourg is lost for France
1714: Claim on Milan is lost for France
1714: Claim on Naples is lost for France
1714: Claim on Pfalz is lost for France
1714: Claim on Zeeland is lost for France
1717-1718: The Mississippi Trade Company for France
1719-1740: Banque de France and New Financial Legislation for France
1719-1740: State Bankruptcy for France
1726-1726: Fleury for France
1731-1749: Discovery of the Rocky Mountains for France
1732-1732: Voltaire publishes 'Philosophical Letters' for France
1733: The Polish Succession of 1733 for France
1734-1750: Maurice de Saxe for France
1736-1750: The true sphericity of the Earth for France
1736-1750: The true sphericity of the Earth for France
1737-1739: A new opportunity in Corsica for France
1740-1741: Taking charge in Corsica for France
1741-1741: The Effects of the Pragmatic Sanction for France
1748-1760: Charles de Broglie for France
1748-1789: The military school for France
1748-1752: French intervention in Corsica for France
1748: The suppression of the galleys for France
1749-1749: Machault and the 'vingtième' for France
1750-1750: Montesquieu publishes 'The Spirit of Laws' for France
1750-1819: Defeat in Northern America for France
1752: L'encyclopédie for France
1752-1753: Surrender Corsica to Genoa for France
1753-1755: Mandrin for France
1756-1760: End of troubles in Dauphiné for France
1756-1759: The first Treaty of Compiègne for France
1757: Damiens' torture for France
1762-1762: Rousseau Publishes 'The Social Contract' for France
1764-1767: The Beast of Gevaudan for France
1764-1767: The second Treaty of Compiègne for France
1764-1764: The liberalization of the trade for the grain for France
1764: The expulsion of the Jesuits for France
1765-1765: Appoint a new chancellor for France
1765-1765: The Parlements for France
1766: The claim to Lorraine for France
1766-1768: Choiseul and Buttafuoco for France
1767: The capture of the Beast of Gevaudan for France
1768-1769: The Treaty of Versailles for France
1771: The exile of the members of the Parlement for France
1774-1783: The American Revolution for France
1774-1774: Public Pressure against Maupeou for France
1774-1774: Paolist partisans for France
1775-1775: New Minister of Finance for France
1775-1775: The Grain Riots for France
1776-1776: Dismissal of Turgot for France
1776: Jean-Baptiste de Gribeauval for France
1776: Jean-Baptiste de Gribeauval for France
1780-1800: The great physicists of the 18th century for France
1781-1781: Dismiss Necker for France
1782-1782: Translation of Sun Tzu's 'Art of War' for France
1783: First Flight in a Balloon for France
1784-1784: Exceptional Winter for France
1785-1785: The Diamond-Necklace Affair for France
1785-1785: Mild Winter for France
1786-1787: The Eden Agreement for France
1786-1787: Franz Joseph Haydn for France
1787-1787: Convoking the Assembly of Notables for France
1787-1787: Exile of the Parlement of Paris for France
1787-1787: Recalling the Parlement for France
1788: Announce intent to convoke the Estates-General for France
1789-1789: The General Estates for France
1789: The Storming of the Bastille for France
1789: The Night of the Ancien Régime for France
1789-1789: King Louis' Constitutional Monarchy for France
1789-1789: Revolution avoided for France
1789-1789: The French Revolution for France
1789-1789: The French Revolution for France
1789: The Sale of the French Church for France
1789: Corsica is made a part of France for France
1790-1790: Rebellion in Haiti for France
1791-1806: French troops conquer Amsterdam for France
1792-1793: The French Revolutionary Wars for France
1792: The Commune of Paris for France
1792-1793: The Massacres of September for France
1792: The abolition of the Monarchy for France
1793: The Execution of King Louis for France
1793-1793: The Counter-revolution for France
1793-1794: Robespierre and the Reign of Terror for France
1793-1793: Paolists versus Bonapartists for France
1793: Secession of Corsica for France
1794: Slavery is abolished for France
1795-1805: Boerenkrijg for France
1795-1800: For all nations in all times for France
1795-1799: The Directory for France
1795: The Directory for France
1796-1819: The Pacification of the Vendée for France
1796-1805: The military expedition in Italy for France
1797-1805: The Treaty of Campoformio for France
1797-1798: La Croceta for France
1798-1799: The military expedition in Egypt for France
1799: The 18 Brumaire for France
1799: The brilliant Bonaparte for France
1799: The brilliant Napoléon for France
1799-1819: The Helvetic Republic for France
1800-1805: The Concordat with the Roman Catholic Church for France
1800-1805: The Concordat with the Roman Catholic Church for France
1800-1805: Offer Louisiana to the United States for France
1800-1811: Code Napoléon for France
1800-1811: Civil Reform for France
1800-1811: Lycees for France
1800: The second treaty of San Ildefonso for France
1801-1819: At the Pyramids for France
1802-1803: Slavery Again for France
1802-1803: Toussaint Louverture for France
1802-1802: The Légion d'Honneur for France
1803-1804: The Napoleonic Wars for France
1803-1819: Jean-Baptiste Say for France
1804-1804: The Empire of France for France
1805-1819: The Crown of Italy for France
1805-1806: Napoléon's Marshals for France
1806-1819: The Satellite Kingdom of Naples for France
1806-1810: The creation of the Grand Duchy of Berg for France
1806-1810: The creation of the Grand Duchy of Berg and Cleves for France
1806-1810: The Kingdom of Holland for France
1807-1819: The creation of the Duchy of Warsaw for France
1808: The Kingdom of Spain for France
Triggered (1808-1808): Napoléon and the Crown of Spain for France
Triggered (1808-1808): Napoléon and the Crown of Spain for France
1809-1819: The French Gamble for Supremacy for France
1809-1819: The Restoration of the French Monarchy for France
1809-1819: The Restoration of the French Monarchy for France
1809-1819: The Restoration of the French Monarchy for France
1809-1819: The Restoration of the French Monarchy for France
1809-1819: The Restoration of the French Monarchy for France
1809-1820: Restoration of the Orange dynasty in the Netherlands for France
1810-1819: Fresh Conscripts for France
1810-1819: The Restoration of the Italian Monarchies for France
1810-1819: The Return of Napoléon for France
1810-1819: The restoration of the European monarchies for France
1810-1819: The restoration of the Kingdom of Poland for France
1810-1819: Waterloo for France
1810: Unrest Quelled for France
1810-1810: Annexation of the Kingdom of Holland for France
1816-1816: War of the Fium'orbu for France
Triggered (1562-1675): A Huguenot King for France for France
Triggered (1796-1805): A Sister-Republic in Italy for France
Triggered (triggered event): A great victory for France
Triggered (1500-1505, 1500-1505): A new military expedition to Naples for France
Triggered (1435-1450): Anjou is returned to Duke Rene I for France
Triggered (1781-1781): Appoint Necker's Replacement for France
Triggered (1774-1774, 1771): Appoint another Chancellor for France
Triggered (1789): Assignats for France
Triggered (1594-1610): At the Walls of Paris for France
Triggered (1594-1610): At the Walls of Paris for France
Triggered (1626-1627): Bassompierre for France
Triggered (1809-1820): Belgium ceded to the United Kingdom of the Netherlands for France
Triggered (1809-1809): Bernadotte inherit the Swedish Throne for France
Triggered (1711): Charles VI elected Holy Roman Emperor for France
Triggered (triggered event): Charles-Alexandre de Calonne for France
Triggered (triggered event): Cleves inherited Guelders for France
Triggered (triggered event, triggered event): Consequence of Coligny's war policy for France
Triggered (triggered event, triggered event): Consequence of the absolution of Clement VIII for Catholics for France
Triggered (triggered event, triggered event): Consequence of the absolution of Clement VIII for Huguenots for France
Triggered (triggered event, triggered event): Consequence of the assassination of Henri III for France
Triggered (1794-1800): Corsica is lost for France
Triggered (triggered event): Corsicans refused for France
Triggered (triggered event): Corsicans submit for France
Triggered (triggered event): Corsicans submit for France
Triggered (1471-1477): Edward of York demands Normandy for France
Triggered (triggered event): Effects of the Treaty of Cherasco for France
Triggered (1562-1600): England Aids the Enemies of France for France
Triggered (1598-1601): Failure at Vervins for France
Triggered (triggered event, 1538-1539, 1538-1539): France inherits Guelders for France
Triggered (1766-1766): French Inheritance of Lothringen for France
Triggered (1474-1476): French Response - Burgundy Wars for France
Triggered (1538-1539, 1538-1539): French claim on Guelders ignored for France
Triggered (triggered event): French intervention in Corsica for France
Triggered (1559-1575, 1559-1575): French troops abandon Savoy for France
Triggered (1799): General Bonaparte First Consul for France
Triggered (triggered event): Genoa refuses our help for France
Triggered (1500-1512, 1500-1512): Genoa supports Louis XII for France
Triggered (1775-1775): Jaques Necker for France
Triggered (1661, 1661-1661): Jean-Baptiste Colbert for France
Triggered (1562-1675): Lorraine-Guise dynasty for France
Triggered (1482-1492, 1482-1492): Margarete's dowry for France
Triggered (1602-1602): Maximilien de Béthune for France
Triggered (1804-1804): Napoléon's ambitions for France
Triggered (1627): Nevers Denied for France
Triggered (1609, 1609, 1609, 1609, 1609, 1609, 1609, 1609): Nevers-Rethel inherits Cleves for France
Triggered (1787-1787): Nobles response to the exile of the Parlement for France
Triggered (triggered event, triggered event): Paris is worth a mass for France
Triggered (1598-1601): Peace of Vervins for France
Triggered (triggered event): Philip of Burgundy made King of Lotharingia for France
Triggered (1751-1752): Pro-Genoese resistance in Corsica for France
Triggered (1571-1575): Queen Margot for France
Triggered (1511-1512): Rage of Louis for France
Triggered (1787-1787): Reaction to Absolutism for France
Triggered (triggered event): Renewal of the Auld Alliance for France
Triggered (1681-1688): Savoy allies with us for France
Triggered (1688-1690): Savoy betrays our alliance for France
Triggered (1688-1690): Savoy seeks our protection for France
Triggered (1703-1705): Siam renews its request for France
Triggered (triggered event): Spain refuses to sign the treaty for France
Triggered (1787-1787): The Assembly of Notables for France
Triggered (1639-1649): The Catalonian Revolt for France
Triggered (1753-1772): The Diplomatic Revolution for France
Triggered (1480-1480): The Duchy of Anjou for France
Triggered (1480-1480): The Duchy of Anjou for France
Triggered (1494-1499, 1494-1499): The Emperor entitled Sforza Duke of Milan for France
Triggered (triggered event): The French King in Milan for France
Triggered (1477): The French claim on Burgundian lands for France
Triggered (triggered event): The Genoese accept our offer for France
Triggered (triggered event): The Genoese reject our offer for France
Triggered (triggered event): The Genoese reject our offer for France
Triggered (1535): The Habsburgs in Milan for France
Triggered (1802): The Knights Stand at Malta for France
Triggered (1548): The Marriage of Mary and the Dauphin for France
Triggered (1697, 1697): The Polish Succession of 1697 for France
Triggered (1697, 1697): The Polish Succession of 1697 for France
Triggered (1664): The Pope complied to our demands for France
Triggered (1664): The Pope disregards our demands for France
Triggered (triggered event): The Reforms of Turgot for France
Triggered (1792-1793): The Revolutionary spark for France
Triggered (1680-1684): The Siamese Embassy for France
Triggered (1482-1483, 1482-1483): The Succession in Provence for France
Triggered (1493-1512): The Treaty of Barcelona for France
Triggered (1493-1520): The Treaty of Barcelona for France
Triggered (1542-1544): The Treaty of Crépy for France
Triggered (1562): The Triumvirate for France
Triggered (triggered event): The United States bought the Louisiana Territory for France
Triggered (triggered event): The United States declined the offer of Louisiana for France
Triggered (1518-1519): The candidate to the imperial crown for France
Triggered (triggered event): The cessation of Roussillon for France
Triggered (1500-1515, 1500-1515): The conquest of Naples for France
Triggered (1673-1700): The gift of Pondicherry for France
Triggered (1513-1522): The neutrality of Franche-Comté for France
Triggered (1810-1819): The restoration of the Duchy of Berg for France
Triggered (1488-1498): The subjugation of Brittany for France
Triggered (triggered event): The triumphal entrance in Naples for France
Triggered (1806-1819): The vassal-state of Berg-Cleves for France
Triggered (1806-1819): The vassal-state of Berg-Cleves for France
Triggered (1512-1516): The war of Navarre for France
Triggered (triggered event): The war of Navarre for France
Triggered (1700, 1700): The will of Carlos II for France
Triggered (1700, 1700): The will of Carlos II for France
Triggered (triggered event): Treaty of Cherasco (1631) for France
Triggered (1801): War of the oranges for France
Random: Louis XIV's Extravagance for France

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Provence exists
  • Event 20069 - A new King in Paris for Provence has already occurred
  • The following must not occur:
    • France is a vassal of Provence

Will happen within 30 days of October 26, 1422
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1481)
unless prevented by
Action B, C of 20069 - A new King in Paris for Provence

Description

The rise of a new monarchy in Paris prompted many magnates to once again swear fealty to the French crown.

Actions

A. Great!

  • Gain Provence as vassals
  • Gain a royal marriage with Provence
  • +200 relations with Provence

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Poitou

Will happen within 100 days of January 2, 1433
Checked again every 100 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1438)

Description

In 1433, Rodrigo de Villandrando at the height of his power, had around 10,000 mercenaries, mostly Englishmen called Rodrigoys, under his command, he was the terror of the countryside of the Médoc, where his men habitually held the petty lords of the region for ransom and forced protection money from the populace, they were constantly pillaging and ransacking the bastides.

Actions

A. Damn!

  • -1 base tax value in Poitou
  • -1000 population in Poitou
  • Poitou revolts

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Vendée

Will happen within 100 days of January 2, 1433
Checked again every 100 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1438)

Description

In 1433, Rodrigo de Villandrando at the height of his power, had around 10,000 mercenaries, mostly Englishmen called Rodrigoys, under his command, he was the terror of the countryside of the Médoc, where his men habitually held the petty lords of the region for ransom and forced protection money from the populace, they were constantly pillaging and ransacking the bastides.

Actions

A. Damn!

  • -1 base tax value in Vendée
  • -1000 population in Vendée
  • Vendée revolts

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 25 days of January 2, 1435
Checked again every 25 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1450)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170032 - Restoration of Anjou's estates for France

Description

Having recovered the heartland of Anjou's estates, Charles VII rewarded his long time ally and friend Duke Rene I of Anjou with a restored to him his estates in Anjou and Maine.

Actions

A. Grant Rene I his lands as agreed

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 25 days of January 2, 1435
Checked again every 25 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1450)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170033 - Anjou is returned to Duke Rene I for France

Description

Having recovered the heartland of Anjou's estates, Charles VII rewarded his long time ally and friend Duke Rene I of Anjou with the restoration of his ancestral estates in France, including Anjou and Maine.

Actions

A. Grant Rene I his lands as agreed

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Charles VII is active
  • Country has at least 10 non-colonial provinces

Will happen within 8000 days of January 1, 1437
Checked again every 8000 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after July 23, 1461)

Description

Charles VII remodeled French finances, established heavy taxation, particularly through the taille, a direct land tax. Extracting the wealth of the land has always been a tough nut to crack for the centralizing French Kings. To tap the vast riches of the French lands new and improved taxation methods were needed time after time. Throughout history the methods used became more and more rationalized to optimimize gains for the treasury. The Birth of a Permanent Taxation Systems was a major step towards this aim.

Actions

A. Issue it

  • Centralization +1
  • Aristocracy +1
  • Serfdom -1
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • Global revolt risk +2 for 60 months
  • Stability -1

B. Let it be

  • Centralization -1
  • Serfdom +1
  • Stability +2

France — Not random

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1438
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1443)

Description

On the death of Charles VI on Oct. 21, 1422, Charles VII assumed the title of King of France. His worst difficulties were of a financial nature: the taxes voted by the States General (representative assembly) were insufficient for his needs.

Actions

A. Financial Reform

  • Infrastructure tech investment: +800
  • Trade tech investment: +800
  • Stability +1

B. Tax Reform

  • +2 base tax value in a random province
  • +2 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • Stability +1

C. Tax and Financial Reform

  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +500
  • Trade tech investment: +500
  • -200 gold
  • Stability +1

France — Not random

Will happen within 1 days of January 4, 1439
Checked again every 1 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 4, 1440)

Description

Gilles de Rais was a marshal of France and man of wealth whose distinguished career ended in a celebrated trial for satanism, abduction, and child murder. The trial revealed that de Rais was not alone in his perversity. In the beginning, he kept the number of conspirators at a minimum, but as time went on and the tally of victims rose, more people both men and women, were brought into the butchery. It is still not totally clear if de Rais was innocent or a psychotic murderer. However, France's enemies had lot to win by his demise as he had been one of Jean d'Arc's favorite generals.

Actions

A. Guilty

  • +100 relations with Burgundy
  • +50 gold
  • Stability +2

B. Not Guilty

  • Leader Gilles de Rais becomes active
  • -100 relations with Burgundy
  • -1 base tax value in Poitou
  • -50 gold
  • Stability -2

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Charles VII is active
  • Country has at least 10 non-colonial provinces

Will happen within 1000 days of November 1, 1439
Checked again every 1000 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after July 23, 1461)

Description

Charles VII, although dominated by his mistress, Agnès Sorel, proved an able administrator. He reorganized the army into a permanent force after forcing the British withdrawal from Guienne.

Actions

A. We need a Permanent Force!

  • Aristocracy +1
  • Serfdom -1
  • Quality +1
  • +5000 infantry in the capital province
  • +1000 cavalry in the capital province
  • Land tech investment: +500
  • Global revolt risk +2 for 60 months
  • Stability -1

B. We can safely rely on the Nobles!

  • Aristocracy +2
  • Serfdom -1
  • Offensive Doctrine +2
  • Quality -1
  • +5000 cavalry in the capital province
  • +1000 infantry in the capital province
  • Stability +1
  • Event 170276 - The Praguerie for France will never fire
  • Event 170279 - Guyenne Ravaged for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 10 days of January 2, 1440
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 22, 1440)
unless prevented by
Action B of 12019 - Military Reforms of Charles VII for France

Description

The Praguerie was a revolt of the French nobility against King Charles VII in 1440. It was caused by the reforms of Charles VII at the close of the Hundred Years' War, by which he sought to lessen the anarchy in France. The attempt to reduce the brigand-soldiery, and especially the ordinances passed by the estates of langue d'oïl at Orléans in 1439, which not only gave the King an aid of 100,000 francs (an act which was later used by the King as though it were a perpetual grant and so freed him from that parliamentary control of the purse so important in England), but demanded as well royal nominations to officerships in the army, marked a gain in the royal prerogative which the nobility resolved to challenge.The main instigator was Charles I, Duke of Bourbon, who three years before had attempted a similar rising, and had been forced to ask pardon of the King.

Actions

A. Damn!

  • Stability -2

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 100 days of January 2, 1440
Checked again every 100 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1440)
unless prevented by
Action B of 12019 - Military Reforms of Charles VII for France

Description

In 1440, Rodrigo de Villandrando fought with Charles of Bourbon against Charles VII in the revolt known as the Praguerie. In 1441 Changy and Pavie were pillaged by his men.

Actions

A. Damn!

  • -1 base tax value in Guyenne
  • -1000 population in Guyenne
  • Guyenne revolts

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 60 days of August 16, 1447
Checked again every 60 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 8, 1454)

Description

In 1447 Duke Filippo Maria Visconti died without a male heir in his succession to the throne. As a result of this the city of Milan proclaimed the Republic giving the high military command to Francesco Sforza on the purpose to stop Venice from the eastern borders profiting from the Milanese crisis by expanding her dominions beyond Adda River. After 2 years and half of life, isolated and surrounded by the unfaithful Sforza, who in the meanwhile and with the support of Venice turned against the city of Milan aiming at the ducal throne, the Ambrosian Republic eventually ceased to exist. Brought to severe famine the citizenship of Milan was forced to surrender to the condottiero and accept him as their new Duke. As soon as Sforza proclaimed himself successor of Visconti to the throne of Milan and the Holy Roman Emperor didn't acknowledge him the ducal investiture, the war of succession inevitably began. All legitimated or self-proclaimed claimants of the Milanese throne, took arms against him. Charles of Orléans and Louis of Savoy because of their family ties with the House of Visconti, Alfons of Aragon because of an alleged secret agreement with the last Visconti Duke which would have entitled him to the duchy of Milan.

Actions

A. Let us press our rightful claims to Milan

  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Milan for 24 months
  • -25 relations with Venice
  • -50 relations with Milan

B. The throne of Milan is not our business

  • +50 relations with Venice
  • +50 relations with Milan

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Own Dauphiné
      • Control Dauphiné
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Own Lyonnais
      • Control Lyonnais

Will happen within 5000 days of January 2, 1450
Checked again every 5000 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1520)

Description

The medieval Inquisition tried a large number of witches, but collective witch-hunting was exclusively a modern phenomena. Individual maleficium (Latin for witchcraft) was not uncommon in many rural areas, but it wasn't until scholastic demonology related witches and Sabbaths (night meetings with strong conspiracy elements, including cannibalism, orgies and a sacred oath of loyalty to Satan himself) that societies started to get obsessed with the matter. This conspiracy paranoia can track its roots as far as to the first massacres of Jews and Lepers in the High Middle Ages, when thousands were slaughtered by defeated Crusaders and angry countrymen. But it's in the early 15th century when demonological theories will become fully accepted by the upper classes. The Councils of Constance and Basel are considered to be the first public space in which these concepts, maleficium and Sabbath were publicly related. The work of Johannes Nider (1380-1438), The Formicarius (The Anthill), was a masterpiece of scholastic demonology and marked a new era in witch-hunting. The work of Heinrich Kramer (1430-1505), Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of the Wicked) was the first work that reaches widespread attention, and works as a inquisitorial manual for witch-hunters. But it's not the Church that tries the most in Modern Ages. On the contrary, civil courts are responsible for 85-90 percent of executions.

France is home to the very first conspiracy theories as early as the beginning of the 14th century. A powerful and centralized government was the only thing that stopped French towns from burning thousands of witches.

Actions

A. Burn the heretics!

  • -125 population in Dauphiné
  • -100 population in Lyonnais
  • Stability +1
  • Global revolt risk -1 for 4 months

B. Be lenient with the misguided sheep

  • Stability -1
  • Global revolt risk +1 for 4 months

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Louis XI is active

Will happen within 360 days of July 23, 1461
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after August 30, 1483)

Description

Despite the efforts of Charles VII, the nobility of France were operating almost independently of royal control. Louis XI changed this by enacting sweeping reform designed to bring the nobility under royal domination and give the monarchy greater power. He made and broke laws as he pleased and levied taxes at will. However, he strengthened the government, encouraged art and learning, promoted industry and agriculture, built roads and canals, and made it easier for the poor to obtain justice.

Actions

A. We need the reforms

  • Centralization +1
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +500
  • Stability -2
  • Set flag [LouisXI_reforms] for events

B. We dont need the reforms

  • Aristocracy +1
  • Centralization -1
  • Stability +1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 164180 - English Final Victory for England has already occurred
  • Own Ile de France
  • Control Ile de France
  • Country has at least 3 non-colonial provinces
  • None of the following must occur:
    • France is a vassal of England
    • England and France are at war

Will happen within 360 days of July 23, 1461
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 31, 1819)

Description

Though the French people once languished under English oppression, they have risen up, and France is again a power to be contended with. The eyes and loyalties of the French people are once again turned towards their King and their Country!

Actions

A. France Triumphant!

  • Stability +3
  • +50 victory points
  • Move capital to Ile de France
  • Clear flag "[Lowlands]"
  • +10000 infantry in Ile de France
  • +10000 cavalry in Ile de France
  • Event 20008 - France Rises Again for England is triggered immediately

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 164073 - The Act of Accord for England has already occurred
  • England owns Northumberland
  • The following must not occur:
    • England and France are allied

Will happen within 30 days of April 2, 1462
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1466)

Description

The Civil War and dynastic struggle waged accross the channel in England resulted in a Yorkist victory over Henry VI and the House of Lancaster. Henry's Queen, Margaret, daughter of Rene, Duke of Anjou, had fled England and had found sanctuary in Scotland. Margaret had desired to visit Louis XI, and her expectations of him were high, especially after she learned that he had been actively involved in Oxford's conspiracy against Edward IV, now King of England. The Queen and her son embarked for France. Landing in Brittany, the two were welcomed warmly by the Duke of Brittany. From there she met with her father, and after a brief stay caught Louis XI in Amboise. Margaret threw herself at Louis' feet and begged him for assistance against the Yorkist usurpers. After a subsequent meeting, Margaret agreed to surrender Calais to Louis in return for French soldiers and 20,000 francs to assist her against Yorkist controlled England.

Actions

A. Assist Rene's daughter

  • -25 gold
  • Lose 5000 troops in a random province
  • -50 relations with England
  • +50 relations with Provence
  • Event 164080 - Northumberland is attacked for England is triggered immediately

B. We cannot afford to embark on such a wild adventure!

  • -25 relations with Provence
  • +25 relations with England

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Burgundy owns Picardie
  • At least one of the following must occur:
  • The following must not occur:
    • France and Burgundy are at war

Will happen within 30 days of October 2, 1463
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 30, 1467)

Description

Under the terms of the treaty signed so long ago between Charles VII and the Duke of Burgundy, the Crown reserved the right to purchase back the Somme territories for a sum that no one had believed the Crown could ever afford. As a result, it was to Duke Philip's great surprise when King Louis XI requested the territories back at the exorbitant sum of 400,000 ecus. Through forced loans, special taxes, and impositions on towns and monestaries, Louis would pay merely half of the sum from his own pocket.

Actions

A. Regain the Somme Towns

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Flag [LouisXI_reforms] is set
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Own Orléanais
      • Own Provence
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Own Orléanais
      • Own Auvergne
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Own Provence
      • Own Auvergne

Will happen within 30 days of March 2, 1465
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after May 30, 1467)

Description

During the early years of his reign, King Louis XI had done much to antagonize the great magnates of France in his attempts to centralize the monarchy. A steady stream of dissenters flowed to a group of nobles who would form a League against Louis. The principle members were the Duke of Alencon, the Count of Dunois, Charles 'the Bold' Count of Charolais, the Count of Saint-Pol, the Duke of Brittany, Charles II of Albret, John Duke of Lorraine and Calabria and Jacques d'Armagnac, Duke of Nemours, among others. The revolt was signaled when Louis' brother, Charles, Duke of Berry, fled to the court of the Duke of Brittany. Soon afterwards, the Duke of Bourbon marched against the King. Burgundy and Brittany followed suit within a short time.

Actions

A. Revolt!

  • Stability -2
  • Global revolt risk +5 for 3 months
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • Grant independence to Brittany
  • -50 relations with Brittany
  • -50 relations with Burgundy
  • -50 relations with Lorraine
  • -50 relations with Cleves
  • -50 relations with Palatinate
  • -50 relations with Bavaria
  • Event 134014 - The War of the Public Weal for Brittany is triggered immediately

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of October 2, 1465
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1467)

Description

King Louis XI subdued Bourbon first. The Duke's subjugation was followed by a hasty truce which he was quick to violate. Meanwhile, Charles, Count of Charolais and son of Philippe, Duke of Burgundy, had marched to capture several of the Somme towns and several towns and territories ceded to Jean, Count of Etampes and Nevers by Philippe Duke of Burgundy, including Peronne, Roye, and Montdidier. Royal troops led by Louis met Charles's Burgundian army at Montlhery. The resulting battle left Burgundians masters of the field, but they suffered greater casualties. Thus, both sides claimed victory. However, Louis found himself besieged in Paris, and once the Burgundian and Breton troops presented a united front, Louis could do little but wait out the seige. In time, Louis was forced to agree to the rebels' demands. Thus, the King's brother, Charles Duke of Berry, exchanged his appanage in Berry for the rich Duchy of Normandy. Burgundy received the Somme towns and Charles Count of Charolais received the territories ceded to Jean Count of Etampes and Nevers. Louis XI would not be compensated for Somme towns, and by the terms of the Treaty was not entitled to repurchase the territory until after Charles' death. The Duke of Bourbon was made Lieutenant-General of all the provinces of central France. The Count of Saint-Pol was made Constable of France.

Actions

A. A temporary setback...

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1471
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1473)
unless prevented by
Action B of 164093 - England's Remaining Possessions in France for England

Description

The Generous Peace signed by King Henry V and King Charles VI of France effectively delayed the surrender of England's possessions in France for half a century. Calais and Gascogne were England's residual territories, and it was now time to surrender them peacefully to the French. King Henry VI, son of King Henry V, faced enormous pressure from both the merchant class, whom were vested in England's commercial interests in the lowlands and southwestern France, and the Yorkists, a faction of England's nobility whom had opposed Henry VI's government, to defy France. Nevertheless, Henry VI and his trusted ministers knew, like his father before him, that England could ill-afford a prolonged war with France, and so he wisely opted to abide by his treaty obligations. Thus, Clais and Gascogne were returned to France. It was a spectacular show of good faith between two powerful realms.

Actions

A. Great!

  • Stability +1
  • Calais will be considered a national province
  • Gascogne will be considered a national province
  • +100 relations with England

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1471
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1473)
unless prevented by
Action A of 164093 - England's Remaining Possessions in France for England

Description

The Generous Peace signed by King Henry V and King Charles VI of France effectively delayed the surrender of England's possessions in France for half a century. Calais and Gascogne were England's residual territories, and it was now time to surrender them peacefully to the French. King Henry VI, son of King Henry V, faced enormous pressure from both the merchant class, whom were vested in England's commercial interests in the lowlands and southwestern France, and the Yorkists, a faction of England's nobility whom had opposed Henry VI's government, to defy France. Nevertheless, Henry VI and his trusted ministers knew, like his father before him, that England could ill-afford a prolonged war with France. However, Henry was a weak King and feared the political and social consequences at home for relinquishing such profitiable territories. Thus, the English King foolishly opted to oppose France and in so doing rendered the Generous Treaty invalid. King Louis was well within rights to claim Calais and Gascogne for the Crown of France.

Actions

A. We must reunite our lawful possessions

  • Stability +1
  • Calais will be considered a national province
  • Gascogne will be considered a national province
  • -200 relations with England

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Burgundy exists
  • The following must not occur:
    • Savoy exists
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Piemonte
    • Own Savoie

Will happen on June 1, 1472

Description

When Duke Amédée IX died in 1472 the successor to the throne, his son Philibert, was still a minor. Thus his wife Yolande de France, Charles VII's daughter, took the regency until Philibert's majority. Since Yolande dind't want to confirm the traditional alliance with the Swiss confederates, she decided to side with Charles le Téméraire, Duke of Burgundy. Her decision so displeased his brother Louis XI of France, Charles's archenemy, that, in order to overthrow her regency, he supported Amédée IX's brother, Philippe de Bresse. The war that followed between the Burgundians and the Swiss, the latter with the support of French and Milanese troops brought to the loss of Valais territories in favour of the Swiss confederation. The internal struggle between local nobles that broke out following the war was eventually ended by Philippe de Bresse who proclaimed himself protector of Duke Philibert 'the Hunter' until the Duke's death, which occurred in 1482.

Actions

A. Savoy escaped from our control

  • Grant independence to Savoy
  • -25 relations with Burgundy

France — Not random

Conditions

  • None of the following must occur:
    • Caux is a national (core) province
    • Normandie is a national (core) province
    • Poitou is a national (core) province
    • Guyenne is a national (core) province
    • Gascogne is a national (core) province

Will happen within 300 days of January 2, 1475
Checked again every 300 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 31, 1819)

Description

Whatever happened before, former English possessions are rightfully part of the Kingdom of France.

Actions

A. OK

  • Caux will be considered a national province
  • Normandie will be considered a national province
  • Poitou will be considered a national province
  • Guyenne will be considered a national province
  • Gascogne will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of August 20, 1477
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 20, 1477)
unless prevented by
Action A, C of 3597 - The Marriage of Mary of Burgundy for Burgundy

Description

Mary of Valois was the only daughter of Charles le Téméraire (Charles the Bold) and so heiress of all the rich Burgundian domains from the Saone River up to the Low Countries. When her father died in 1477 at the age of 43, Mary was only nineteen and Louis XI of France seized the opportunity provided with his rival's death to take possession of the duchy of Burgundy and also of Franche-Comté, Picardie and Artois. He justified his military intervention with the fact that these lands had always been fiefs to the French crown and that with Charles' death, the last member of the French Valois dynasty they had 'de facto', according to the salic law, reverted to France. But the choice of which prince should marry the duchess would be of particular importance for the future political and economical stability of Western Europe, so he urged Mary to accept his son, the Dauphin Charles, as husband, in order to secure the inheritance of the Low Countries for his descendants too, even by force of arms if necessary. Mary had no other choice than to accept that offer of marriage, thus binding the destiny of the duchy of Burgundy to the senior branch of House of Valois.

Actions

A. Our Dauphin will be Archduke of Burgundy

  • Stability +2
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +3 for 60 months

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Country has at least 10 non-colonial provinces
  • Burgundy exists
  • Event 3597 - The Marriage of Mary of Burgundy for Burgundy has already occurred
  • The following must not occur:
  • All of the following must occur:
    • At least one of the following must occur:
      • Burgundy owns Artois
      • Burgundy owns Flandern
    • At least one of the following must occur:
      • Burgundy owns Artois
      • Burgundy owns Picardie
    • At least one of the following must occur:
      • Burgundy owns Flandern
      • Burgundy owns Picardie

Will happen within 10 days of September 21, 1477
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1477)

Description

Mary of Valois was the only daughter of Charles le Téméraire (Charles the Bold) and so heiress of all the rich Burgundian domains from the Saone River up to the Low Countries. When her father died in 1477 at the age of 43, Mary was only nineteen and Louis XI of France seized the opportunity provided with his rival's death to take possession of the duchy of Burgundy and also of Franche-Comté, Picardie and Artois. He justified his military intervention with the fact that these lands had always been fiefs to the French crown and that with Charles' death, the last member of the French Valois dynasty they had 'de facto', according to the salic law, reverted to France. But the choice of which prince should marry the duchess would be of particular importance for the future political and economical stability of Western Europe, so he urged Mary to accept his son, the Dauphin Charles, as husband, in order to secure the inheritance of the Low Countries for his descendants too, even by force of arms if necessary. Mary, however, distrusted Louis and declined any French support and offer of marriage but, in order to be recognized as legitimate ruler over the Low Countries and to get financial and military help of Flemish cities against the French aggression, she made so great concessions as to reduce the Burgundian states effectively to a sort of federation of provinces. Satisfied that the country was sufficiently weakened and disorganized, Louis XI ordered his army into Artois and Hainault...

Actions

A. I crave blood!

  • -400 relations with Burgundy
  • -200 relations with Austria
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Burgundy for 48 months
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Austria for 48 months

B. Respect Archduchess Mary's will

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on March 27, 1482

Description

On 27 March 1482 the Duchess Marie incidentally fell from her horse while at hunting with a falcon in the surroundings of Bruges and died from injuries sustained. With her death the junior line of the House of Valois, which had ruled for more than one century was definitively extinct and the territories of the Duchy of Burgundy, still a French fief, together with the Low Countries had to revert to the crown of France. The merge of France with 'Lothars Kingdom' meant that only the Imperial Crown lay between the Kings of France and the rebirth of the Empire of Charlemagne...

Actions

A. Burgundy belongs to France now

  • Stability -1
  • Global revolt risk +3 for 36 months
  • Luxembourg revolts
  • Brabant revolts
  • Zeeland revolts
  • Artois will be considered a national province
  • Flandern will be considered a national province
  • Picardie will be considered a national province
  • Franche-Comté will be considered a national province
  • Bourgogne will be considered a national province
  • -30 relations with Austria
  • -30 relations with England
  • -30 relations with Denmark
  • Inherit the realms of Burgundy

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 5 days of March 28, 1482
Checked again every 5 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1482)

Description

The sole heir of Charles 'The Bold', Mary, died suddenly from a riding accident. Her husband, Charles, Dauphin of France, was a mere boy at the time of her death. Nontheless, he now ruled Burgundy. The real power of course lay in the Regency Council. As long as Charles's father, King Louis XI of France, was on the throne, the Burgundians and those in lowlands would keep quiet. Upon Louis XI's death, however, Charles stood to reunite the Burgundian domains with those of the France...

Actions

A. A pity...yet we stand to gain Burgundy!

  • Centralization +1
  • Aristocracy -1
  • Gain Burgundy as vassals

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 20 days of January 1, 1483
Checked again every 20 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 30, 1483)

Description

In 1474 King René drew up a will by which he divided his holdings. As his heirs he listed his grandson René II, duke of Lorraine and his nephew Charles III, count of Maine and Provence. King Louis XI of France, himself the son of one of King Rene's sisters, noticed that his expectations were not met and seized the duchies of Anjou and Bar. He reconciled with René two years later, and the Duchies were restored - probably on condition that Louis should have them on René's death. Moreover, in 1481 before dying, the childless René's nephew Charles III of Maine and Provence bequeathed to his cousin King Louis XI of France the rights over the County of Provence, at that time the last dominion of the house of Anjou. Despite our legitimate right of suzerainty over those lands the will of Charles hasn't still been formally acknowledged...

Actions

A. The County of Provence is a French fief

  • Provence will be considered a national province
  • Maine will be considered a national province
  • -50 relations with Lorraine
  • -50 relations with Provence

B. The County of Provence is an imperial fief

  • -5 victory points
  • Maine will be considered a national province
  • Provence will no longer be considered a national province
  • +50 relations with Lorraine
  • +50 relations with Provence

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 5 days of August 30, 1483
Checked again every 5 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1483)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170315 - The Estate of Charles the Bold for France
Action A of 170316 - The Estate of Charles the Bold for France

Description

Upon King Louis XI's death, his son Charles became King Charles VIII. Charles brought with him the domains of Burgundy. However, Charles was still very young, and so a Regency was formed headed by King Louis XI's sister, Anne.

Actions

A. United once again!

  • Inherit the realms of Burgundy

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 20 days of January 13, 1487
Checked again every 20 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1487)

Description

Louis of Orleans, heir presumptive to the throne, along with several great French Lords including the Count of Dunois, Count of Albret, Duke of Bourbon, and the Duke of Lorraine, fled France for Brittany. Forgiven a first time by Charles VIII's Regent, Anne of Beaujeu, Louis continued to dispute the Regency's capacity. The French rebels took refuge in Nantes in the court of his friend, Duke François II, where he continued to intrigue against the French Regency and convince François to declare war on France. However, the great Barons of Brittany regarded Duke Louis II's arrival and subsequent entrenchment within François's council with contempt. As a consequence, some of Brittany's foremost nobles undertook a series of negotiations with the French. At Châteaubriant, the French proposed to join the Breton lords in ousting Louis II and his entourage from Brittany. The Treaty stipulated that the Breton barons would assist the royal troops to dislodge Louis of Orleans and his friends of the Duchy in exchange of the simple recognition of their rights.

Actions

A. Seize this opportunity...invade Brittany at once!

  • Start a war with Brittany
  • -200 relations with Brittany
  • Set flag [Breton_Lords] for events
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Brittany for 120 months

B. We are too busy for such an expedition

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of January 14, 1487
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1487)
unless prevented by
Action A, B of 134001 - Louis II Duke of Orléans Arrives at Nantes for Brittany

Description

After the failure of the League of the Public Weal and his recent attempt to push the Parisians to revolt, Louis II Duke of Orléans was forced to flee in Brittany. Forgiven a first time by the Regent of France, Anne de Beaujeu, he continued to resist her regime. In January 1487, he was again forced to flee with several great lords of France, the count of Dunois, Albret, the Duke of Bourbon, and the Duke of Lorraine, taking refuge in Nantes in the court of his friend Duke François II. Louis and his French noble peers were admitted into François' Council, much to the chagrin of the principal Breton lords who were forced to make way. Louis and his peers proceeded to encourage François to prepare for war with France.

Actions

A. Alas!

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Brittany exists
  • Event 170201 - The Treaty of Le Verger for France has already occurred
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • The following must not occur:
      • Brittany owns Morbihan
    • The following must not occur:
      • All of the following must occur:
        • Brittany controls Armor
        • Brittany controls Bretagne
        • Brittany controls Morbihan
    • The following must not occur:
      • All of the following must occur:
        • Brittany owns Armor
        • Brittany owns Bretagne
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • France controls Armor
    • France controls Bretagne
    • France controls Morbihan

Will happen within 5 days of February 9, 1488
Checked again every 5 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 7, 1498)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170158 - Duchess Anne of Brittany Surrenders for France

Description

The French occupation of Brittany was now complete. The French troops had devastated Brittany and seized several fortress. Duchess Anne was taken prisoner and escorted to King Charles VIII with all the honors due to her standing. Charles VIII was now determined to have the Duchy for himself. Anne's 'bootless calf' marriage to Maximilian was annulled. In part to preserve as much of Brittany as was currently possible, Anne agreed to marry Charles. Thus, on December 6, 1491 Charles VIII married Anne of Brittany at Langeais.

Actions

A. Long life to the King! Long life to the Queen!

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Brittany exists
  • Event 170201 - The Treaty of Le Verger for France has already occurred
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Armor
    • Own Bretagne
    • Own Morbihan

Will happen within 5 days of February 9, 1488
Checked again every 5 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 7, 1498)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170206 - Duchess Anne of Brittany Surrenders for France

Description

Anne, legitimate Duchess of Brittany, was taken prisoner and escorted to King Charles VIII with all the honors due to her standing. Charles VIII was now determined to annex the Duchy to the Crown of France and to legitimize the absorbtion of Brittany to France through marriage, which Charles would obviously seek in order to produce heirs to both the Kingdom and the Duchy. Anne's 'bootless calf' marriage to Maximilian was annulled. In part to preserve as much of Brittany as was currently possible, Anne agreed to marry Charles. Thus, on December 6, 1491 Charles VIII married Anne of Brittany at Langeais. Although Brittany was to be restored to Anne and she was to retain her rights as Duchess of Brittany, the Duchy itself was now firmly subjected to the Crown of France.

Actions

A. Long life to the King! Long life to the Queen!

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Brittany exists
  • The following must not occur:
    • France is a vassal of Brittany
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Flag [Breton_Lords] is set
    • France and Brittany are at war
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Control Armor
    • Control Bretagne
    • Control Morbihan
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • The following must not occur:
      • Brittany controls Armor
    • The following must not occur:
      • Brittany controls Bretagne
    • The following must not occur:
      • Brittany controls Morbihan

Will happen within 20 days of February 9, 1488
Checked again every 20 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 7, 1498)

Description

Brittany's forces, depleted, and exhausted of fighting, could not resist the might of France. Louis II Duke of Orleans was captured and Duke Francois II could see little to gain with continued resistance. Thus, three weeks before his death, Francois made terms with King Charles VIII of France. The Treaty of Le Verger resulted in Francois's complete submission to King Charles, and a full recognition of Charles's rights as overlord of a French fiefdom of Brittany. A stipulation in the Treaty forced Francois to accept Charles's right to the wardship of the youthful Anne. Upon Francois's death, Charles pressed his right as Anne's ward.

Actions

A. Sign the Treaty

  • Stability +1
  • Armor will be considered a national province
  • Bretagne will be considered a national province
  • Morbihan will be considered a national province
  • Gain Brittany as vassals
  • Cede Armor to Brittany
  • Cede Bretagne to Brittany
  • Cede Morbihan to Brittany
  • +75 relations with Brittany

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 150 days of January 2, 1492
Checked again every 150 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1492)

Description

After a long war of succession, Duke Arnold sold Guelders to Charles the Bold of Burgundy who had forced his rebellious son Adolf to release Arnold in 1472. After Arnold's death in 1473, Charles took his acquisition by force and added it to his other territories. Despite resistance from Adolf and his sister Catherine, Charles' son in law and successor Maximilian of Habsburg managed to secure Guelders. However, Adolf's son Karel did not surrender his claims and turned to Maximilian's archenemy, the King of France, for aid. With an army funded by Charles VIII Karel succeeded in reconquering his hereditary lands and was a constant annoyance for the Habsburgs until his death in 1538.

Actions

A. Fund Karel of Guelders

B. Save our money

  • +50 relations with Austria

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of May 24, 1493
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 9, 1498)
unless prevented by
Action B of 179062 - Louis's Proposal for Austria
Action B of 137012 - Settlement at Arras for Burgundy

Description

In order to be able to marry Anne of Brittany and win Brittany for the French crown, Charles VIII dissolved his betrothal to Margarete of Austria, thus violating the terms of the Peace of Arras in 1482 that had assigned Artois and Franche-Comté to France as dowry of Margarete. Maximilian had managed to consolidate Habsburg rule and soon gained ground against France when the war recommenced. Since Charles was preparing a campaign in Italy, he admitted that he had lost his right to the dowry and ceded the provinces back to Burgundy in the Treaty of Senlis in 1493. Thus ended the great duel of war and intrigue between Louis XI and Charles the Bold. The struggle had taxed the strength of France, which had hardly yet recovered from the Hundred Years War. But the result was all or nearly all that could be wished.

Actions

A. Renounce our claims on Burgundian lands

  • Stability +1
  • +25 relations with Austria
  • Artois will no longer be considered a national province
  • Flandern will no longer be considered a national province
  • Franche-Comté will no longer be considered a national province
  • Cede Franche-Comté to Burgundy
  • Cede Artois to Burgundy
  • Cede Flandern to Burgundy
  • Event 137014 - Artois and Franche-Comté released from France for Burgundy is triggered immediately

B. Keep Margarete's dowry

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 297018 - Florentine fear for Tuscany has already occurred
  • None of the following must occur:
    • France is a vassal of Tuscany
    • Tuscany and France are at war

Will happen within 30 days of September 3, 1494
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 3, 1498)
unless prevented by
Action B of 297018 - Florentine fear for Tuscany

Description

On the approach of the French in 1494, Piero de' Medici, son and successor of Lorenzo, had suffered a loss of nerve and had left the city to negotiate with Charles VIII. He extracted a promise from the French King to respect the freedom of the city, but only in return for handing over some of the most important fortresses protecting Florentine territory. When the news of this arrangement reached the city, it aroused a great wave of anger and resentment. Piero, forgetting the lessons of his ancestors, had already made himself unpopular by his arrogance and his flaunting of his position. The consequence was an uprising that drove out Piero and his rule and restored a more popular government. The new government admitted the French to the city, and some tense negotiations took place, in which the Florentines feared that Charles would try to restore Piero and become their master. The determination of the citizens to resist these demands, by arms if need be, so impressed Charles that he did not press them, but departed leaving the city its freedom. He held on to the fortresses, including Pisa, which had thrown off Florentine rule at the approach of the French. To regain Pisa was a passion with Florence, and the hope of doing so with French help was one reason why Florence made an alliance with France and stuck to it faithfully during the next few years.

Actions

A. Accept Florence's submission

  • Gain Tuscany as vassals
  • +100 gold
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +2 for 24 months
  • Monarch's military skill +2 for 24 months

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of September 3, 1494
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 3, 1498)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170000 - The Treaty of Senlis for France
Action B of 262014 - The succession in Provence for Provence
Action B of 262013 - The succession in Provence for Provence
Action B of 262012 - The succession in Provence for Provence

Description

Charles VIII, King of France, was a throwback as he still lived lost in a world of chivalry. He clearly had a grand design, probably inspired by the Spanish Reconquista and the rise of the Ottoman Turks, of a crusade versus the infidels and the recapture of Jerusalem, the capital city of Christendom. He based his plan on a nebulous claim through the testament in which Charles IV Duke of Anjou bequeathed Louis XI, his cousin and Charles' father, the inheritance of Naples and the subsequent title of King of Sicily. His ambitions were well known to the Duke of Milan who, convinced to solve his problems with the King of Naples, sent his ambassadors, the Count of Belgioioso and the Count of Caiazzo, to speak to the great lords of the Royal Council of France about the legality of Charles VIII's claim to the Kingdom of Naples, about the weakness of the Neapolitan armies, and about the glory the conquest of Naples would bring to France. In the meanwhile some Neapolitan exiles in France, amongst them Antonello Sanseverino, who escaped the baronal persecutions in Naples in 1487, assured that the Neapolitan people would have agreed on a French intervention. Most of the great lords of the Royal Council were against an attack on Naples, seeing it as very expensive and very dangerous and argued that Charles VIII was too inexperienced to fight a war and that his advisors were weak and foolish to trust il Moro, known all over Italy for his treachery. But the young Charles VIII, who was carried away by a thirst for glory and a desire to conquer the Kingdom of Naples, paid very little attention to their arguments and heard instead the advice of his own advisors, many of them already corrupted by the money and promises of il Moro's emissaries with the lure of getting land and estates in the Kingdom of Naples and ecclesiastical positions from the Pope. Finally, after several days' debate, Charles VIII signed a secret agreement with il Moro's ambassadors, by which it was agreed that Charles VIII would send an army to invade the Kingdom of Naples and Milan would provide men, money and free passage. To have his hands free in Italy, Charles made ruinous pacts with all his neighbours, so they would not interfere. A large sum of money was given to Henry VII of England while the Roussillon was given to Ferdinand King of Aragon and the counties of Artois and Franche-Comté were ceded to Maximilian I King of the Romans and regent of Burgundy, thus sacrificing essential territories to the strategic defence of France for his chivalric dream.

Actions

A. Let us claim what is rightfully ours!

  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Naples for 60 months
  • -200 relations with Naples
  • -25 relations with Venice
  • -25 relations with Tuscany
  • -25 relations with Papal States
  • +25 relations with Siena
  • +50 relations with England
  • +25 relations with Austria
  • +25 relations with Burgundy
  • +25 relations with Spain
  • +25 relations with Aragon
  • -75 gold
  • Event 17409 - Civil chaos in Savoy for Savoy is triggered immediately
  • Event 12022 - Charles VIII presses claims on Naples for Naples is triggered immediately

B. Let us drop our claims for good!

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Aragon exists
    • Spain exists
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Austria exists
    • Venice exists
  • The following must not occur:
    • Naples exists
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • France owns Napoli
    • France owns Apulia

Will happen within 30 days of January 23, 1495
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after March 16, 1498)

Description

The presence of Charles VIII of France in the Kingdom of Naples scared the Italian princes, who had in a certain way permitted the French King to achieve his goal of settling there almost undisturbed. Venice and Florence were worried about a French hegemony in the peninsula. French military presence wasn't limited to Southern Italy but also to villages of Tuscany and the Papal States, which previously surrendered to Charles VIII in his march towards Naples, strategically located to grant the French military supply line. The Pope, who previously granted the French King military access through the Papal territories and consented his stay in Rome, felt in jeopardy as much as to refuse Charles VIII being proclaimed King of Naples. Also King Ferdinand of Aragon couldn't accept the French presence in a Kingdom where he instead, in spite of Alfons V's testament which assigned Naples to the other Trastamara branch, could be the one to have claims there. The position of Naples was also important for the Aragonese trading in the Mediterranean. The Duke of Milan, who decisively affected Charles VIII's decision to settle in Naples, was now alarmed by the presence of French reserve troops deployed in the county of Asti, very close to Milan and at the order of the Duke of Orléans, who had dynastical claims to the Milanese throne. So Venice, Milan, the Pope, Spain and even the Holy Roman Empire (so firmly opposed to the French expansionism in Italy as to join any Anti-French alliance available) consequently formed the Anti-French league in Venice on 31 March 1495. Florence preferred to stay out because of her internal problems caused by Charles VIII's passage and decided to support France instead. Having heard about those arrangements and fearing that the confederates would isolate his army in Italy, Charles VIII decided to return to France for reinforcements leaving his regent in Naples. He had to move his army quickly through the Apennines as to reach the Alps and then safety, but the presence of heavy artilleries and carriages transporting the big loot he accumulated across Italy, slowed his march down. Only at Fornovo on the Taro River, in the Po Valley, Charles VIII finally faced the army of the confederates. Despite having lost all the carriages, he managed to reach the Alps gaining from his expedition to Italy nothing but his army decimated by epidemies.

Actions

A. Put a regent in Naples and return to France

  • +150 gold
  • -25 relations with Austria
  • -25 relations with Aragon
  • -25 relations with Spain
  • -25 relations with Milan
  • -25 relations with Papal States
  • -25 relations with Venice
  • Revolt risk value in Napoli +25
  • Revolt risk value in Apulia +25
  • Lose 20000 troops in Napoli
  • Lose 20000 troops in Apulia

B. Abandon the claim to Naples

  • Grant independence to Naples
  • Centralization +1
  • +25 relations with Austria
  • +25 relations with Aragon
  • +25 relations with Spain
  • +25 relations with Milan
  • +25 relations with Papal States
  • +25 relations with Venice
  • Event 239033 - Ferrandino recovers his Kingdom for Naples is triggered immediately

France — Not random

Will happen within 60 days of January 2, 1496
Checked again every 60 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1499)

Description

The word gilde, or ghilde, is but one of many terms used formerly in France and in the Low Countries to denote what the more modern word corporation stands. In France and the Low Countries a guild was originally a sort of fraternity for common support, protection, and amusement. The members paid each a certain contribution to the common fund. After the end of the fifteenth century, under the despotic rule of the French Kings, the guilds ceased to be a means of protection for a majority of their members. Their privileges became a means of filling the royal coffers at the expense of the employers

Actions

A. Take Control of the Guilds

  • Centralization +1
  • +100 gold
  • Stability -1

B. Do not mess with the Guilds

  • Aristocracy +1
  • +200 gold

C. Give more control to the Guilds

  • Aristocracy +1
  • Serfdom +1
  • +300 gold
  • Stability +1

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of August 2, 1498
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after August 2, 1499)

Description

The accidental death of Charles VIII in April 1498 settled the Crown of France on the heir presumptive, Louis II Duke of Orleans, now King Louis XII, whom had long since reconciled with his rival, Anne de Beaujeu, Charles VIII's mother. The days of the League of the Public Weal were now distant memories, and as King of France, Louis XII quickly adopted the role and policies of his predecessors. Charles VIII had promised his wife Anne, Duchess of Brittany, that should he die without issue, Brittany would be freed of her obligations to the Crown of France, provided Anne marry his successor. Charles and Anne had had four children together, yet all had perished in their youth. Louis XII would have to choose between abiding by the treaty, or retain the Breton lands for the Crown. With little legal support for the latter option, the Bretons would surely rise against France. The former option would cost Louis XII support at home.

Actions

A. Abide by the Treaty

  • Stability -1
  • Grant independence to Brittany

B. Brittany remains annexed to the Crown

  • Armor revolts
  • Bretagne revolts
  • Morbihan revolts
  • +1 badboy
  • -50 relations with England
  • -50 relations with Burgundy
  • -50 relations with Papal States
  • Event 134011 - Louis XII's Proposal for Brittany will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 60 days of August 2, 1498
Checked again every 60 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after August 2, 1500)
unless prevented by
Action B of 134011 - Louis XII's Proposal for Brittany

Description

In order to intimidate the Bretons and to coerce Anne of Brittany to marry him, Louis XII moved his troops near the frontiers of the duchy of Brittany. Anne of Brittany, having taken back full control of the Duchy, agreed to marry Louis provided she could keep her title and Brittany would remained free. Louis readily agreed and so for a second time, Anne would marry a King of France, while Brittany would remain a free Duchy once more.

Actions

A. Long live King Louis XII and Queen Anne of France!

  • Gain a royal marriage with Brittany
  • +50 relations with Brittany
  • Gain Brittany as vassals

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of December 2, 1498
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 2, 1499)

Description

The accidental death of Charles VIII in April 1498 settled the Crown of France on the heir presumptive, Louis II Duke of Orleans, now King Louis XII, whom had long since reconciled with his old rival, Anne de Beaujeu, mother of Charles VIII. The days of the League of the Public Weal were now distant memories, and as the King of France, Louis XII quickly adopted the role and policies of his predecessors. Charles VIII had promised his wife Anne, Duchess of Brittany, that should he die without male issue, Brittany would be freed of its obligations to the Crown of France. Charles and Anne had had four children together, yet all had perished in their youth. Faced with no other option, Louis XII would have to marry his predecessor's widow in order to keep the Duchy of Brittany close to the Crown of France. However, Louis was currently married to the pious and disabled Jeanne de France, daughter of King Louis XI, whom had designed the marriage decades ago in an attempt to extinguish the House of Orleans. Pope Alexander VI was willing to annul Louis' marriage in exchange for the elevation of his son, Cesare Borgia, Count of Valentinois, to the rank of Duke, and military aid for the Pope's efforts in Italy. Louis XII accepted the terms. The county of Valentinois became a Duchy, and Cesare Borgia became the first Duke of Valentinois.

Actions

A. Brittany is well worth this small county

  • Aristocracy +1
  • -25 gold
  • Lose 5000 troops in the capital province
  • -2 base manpower in Dauphiné
  • -2 base tax value in Dauphiné
  • Grant independence to Brittany
  • Cede Armor to Brittany
  • Cede Bretagne to Brittany
  • Cede Morbihan to Brittany

B. Perhaps this would be too costly...

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of April 11, 1499
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 11, 1504)

Description

On 7 April 1498, upon Charles VIII's death at Amboise (he knocked his head while passing through a doorway in his going to see a game of real tennis), the throne passed to his cousin Louis of Orléans, who reigned as Louis XII of France. On his accession, he took the titles of Duke of Milan and King of Sicily, sending a shrounding chill through Italy, especially to Ludovico Sforza, who had seized Milan from his nephew Gian Galeazzo, and that upon his death, had seen his claim legitimized by Maximilian King of the Romans. Louis XII came to throne in France with the clear idea of avenging his previous defeat by Ludovico and make good his claim to Milan from his Visconti grandmother. Milan and her dependency, Genoa, were seen as the key to Italy. So Louis XII, preparing to make good his claim on Milan, wanted to enlist the help of the main Italian powers, to avoid the mistakes of his cousin Charles VIII. In the meanwhile the anti-Venetian sentiment had been running high, attempts were made by Italian ambassadors to poison the relationships between Venice and the Ottoman Empire and try to induce the latter to declare war to the former. It was clear that Venice could very well side with the French and that occurred with the stipulation of the treaty of Blois, where Venice would recognize French claims to Milan and in exchange for military support and money would receive the Milanese territories east of the Adda river. Louis then stipulated a peace treaty with Ferdinand of Spain and enforced the truce with Maximilian of Habsburg. He made also a pact with Pope Alexander VI: in exchange for a papal bull to annul his marriage to the crippled sister of late Charles VIII and marry Charles' widow, Anne of Brittany, the Pope's son, Cesare Borgia, received the duchy of Valentinois with the hand of Charlotte d'Albret, sister to the King of Navarre and a promise of French military support to form his own duchy in Romagna. After having secured his friendship with Philibert II of Savoy Louis XII crossed the Alps and assembled his powerful army in Asti, a small county in Piedmont that belonged to the House of Orléans as marriage dowry of Valentina Visconti, his grandmother. In the summer of 1499, the French army led by Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, a Milanese noble, invaded the duchy of Milan from West, in the meanwhile, a Venetian army attacked from East. Town after town surrendered and the Milanese armies disappeared. As soon as a revolt broke out in Milan, Ludovico left the city together with his family and his treasure. By September 1499 the French troops made their entrance in Milan warmly welcome by the population.

Actions

A. Let us claim that which is rightfully ours

AI chance: 100%

B. We are busy elsewhere

AI chance: 1%

France — Not random

Conditions

  • None of the following must occur:
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Lombardia
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Venice owns Lombardia
      • The following must not occur:
        • France and Venice are at war

Will happen within 30 days of April 11, 1499
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 11, 1504)

Description

On 7 April 1498, upon Charles VIII's death at Amboise (he knocked his head while passing through a doorway in his going to see a game of real tennis), the throne of France passed to his cousin Louis of Orléans, who reigned as Louis XII. On his accession, he took the titles of Duke of Milan and King of Sicily, sending a shrounding chill through Italy, Louis XII came to throne in France with the clear idea of making good his claim to Milan from his Visconti grandmother, Bianca sister to Filippo Maria Visconti, considered as the last legitimate Duke to rule over Milan until 1447. But Milan and her dependency, Genoa, were also seen as the key to Italy but the Frence presence in Northern Italy would mean a constant menace to the balance of powers, expecially to the Emperor and its Italian fiefs.

Actions

A. We own Milan legitimatedly

AI chance: 100%
  • Lombardia will be considered a claim province
  • -150 gold
  • -50 relations with Austria
  • -25 relations with Burgundy
  • -25 relations with Spain
  • -25 relations with Aragon
  • Gain a royal marriage with Genoa
  • Event 326019 - The treaty of Blois for Venice is triggered immediately

B. We are not interested in expanding in Italy

AI chance: 1%

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of January 26, 1500
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1512)
unless prevented by
Action B of 174053 - The French King in Milan for Genoa
Action B of 174030 - The French King in Milan for Genoa

Description

In 1499 Louis XII invaded the Duchy of Milan asserting to be the legitimate heir and successor to Visconti according to his descent from Valentina Visconti, the daughter of Gian Galeazzo, first Duke of Milan and wife to his grand-father Louis I d'Orléans. As soon as a combined attack in order to surround the duchy was driven by French and Venetian troops simultaneoulsy, town after town surrendered while the Milanese troops preferred to compromise with the enemy instead of fighting. The Milanese population, already adversed to Sforza because of his harsh taxation policy, rebelled forcing il Moro to escape with his family and treasure to Innsbruck at the court of his liege Maximilian, King of the Romans and Archduke of Austria. The French troops led by Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, entered the city of Milan without any resistance receiving a unexpected welcome by the population which Sforza had harshly taxed. Even the castle's garrison surrendered without any fight to the French invaders. Following the example of Milan and of other Lombard cities, also the Republic of Genoa, which Sforza had being ruling since 1488, swore allegiance to the new masters. Following the example of Milan and of other Lombard cities, also the Republic of Genoa, which had being waiting for the favourable moment and an ally strong enough to oppose Milanese interference in her domestic affairs, swore allegiance to the French King.

Actions

A. Then they will be our vassals

  • Gain Genoa as vassals
  • +10 victory points
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +2 for 24 months

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Milan and France are at war

Will happen within 30 days of February 6, 1500
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 6, 1507)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170154 - The Orléanais inheritance of Milan for France
Action B of 12024 - The Orléanais inheritance of Milan for France
Action B of 228027 - Louis XII presses claims on Milan for Milan

Description

When in 1499 the French troops invaded Milan, Ludovico il Moro escaped to Innsbruck in Austria at the court of Maximilian I to ask his protection. Louis XII remained in Milan only a couple of months, then he made return to France and left Trivulzio there as his viceroy. But Trivulzio's way to administrate provoked deep Milanese resentments as much as to long for a Sforza's return and in January 1500, hearing that Sforza was assemblying troops to conquer Milan, an Anti-French revolt broke out in the city, the french troops were forced to abandon Milan except the garrison in Castello Sforzesco. In facts, with the gold he brought with, il Moro could hire mercenary troops and by February 1500 he made his entrance in Milan. After Milan, Sforza retook all the cities in the duchy and beyond Ticino River, where in Novara he had to face a French counterattack led by La Trémouille, also hiring Swiss mercenaries. The Swiss troops hired by il Moro, probably lured by the French gold and incited by their fellow-countrymen in the opposite camp refused to fight. 'The Duke's forces were composed of different races: German 'landsknechte', Burgundians who were commanded by the same Claude de Vauldray who had fought with the Good Knight in his first tournament, and Swiss mercenaries. There were bands of Swiss fighting on the side of the French, and those within the city declared that they would not fight against their fellow-countrymen in the other camp. They laid down their arms, and neither threat nor promise availed. Soon it was discovered that one of the gates of Novara had been opened by treachery, and that the French were entering the city. Then, as a last hope, Ludovico and his companions put on the dress of common soldiers and mixed with them in the ranks. But the unfortunate Duke was betrayed by one of the Swiss captains, who was put to death later by his own countrymen as a traitor.'(Bayard: The Good Knight Without Fear And Without Reproach, e-book by Christopher Hare) Ludovico Sforza was recognised and captured, then sent as prisoner to France where he miserably died, some years later, in the Castle of Loches, in Turenne. On 15 April 1500 The French troops made their second entrance in Milan.

Actions

A. Bribe the Sforza's mercenaries

B. Face the Sforza's mercenaries

  • Monarch's military skill -2 for 12 months
  • -25 relations with Switzerland

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Country has at least 10 non-colonial provinces
  • Naples exists
  • At least one of the following must occur:
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Lombardia is a claim province
    • Lombardia is a national province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Aragon and France are at war
  • The following must not occur:
    • Spain and France are at war

Will happen within 30 days of November 12, 1500
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after November 12, 1505)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170154 - The Orléanais inheritance of Milan for France
Action B of 12024 - The Orléanais inheritance of Milan for France

Description

Louis XII of Orléans and King of France, as did as his predecessor Charles VIII, invaded Italy to press his claims to both the Visconti inheritance of Milan and the Angevin inheritance of Naples. This time he sought allies before starting a new military campaign in Italy to avoid being isolated.

Actions

A. Find a compromise with the Spaniards

  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Naples for 60 months
  • +25 relations with Spain
  • +25 relations with Aragon
  • -200 relations with Naples

B. Naples must be French only

C. Renounce our claims to Naples

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 10 days of August 19, 1503
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 2, 1514)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170207 - Pope Alexander VI and Louis XII for France

Description

After the death of his father, César Borgia lost most of his domains in Italy. Louis XII took advantage of the situation to recover Valentinois...

Actions

A. Well!

  • +2 base manpower in Dauphiné
  • +2 base tax value in Dauphiné

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Stability is at -1 or higher

Will happen within 90 days of March 2, 1505
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after August 28, 1521)

Description

Perhaps a native of the Vermandois region of Picardy, Josquin Desprez was a singer at Milan Cathedral in 1459, remaining there until December 1472. By July 1474 he was one of the 'cantori di capella' in the chapel of Galeazzo Maria Sforza. Between 1476 and 1504 he passed into the service of Cardinal Ascanio Sforza, whom he probably accompanied in Rome in 1484. He then went to France and probably served Louis XII's court. Josquin's works gradually became known throughout western Europe and were regarded as models by many composers and theorists. Josquin was the greatest composer of the high Renaissance, the most varied in invention and the most profound in expression.

Actions

A. A great composer!

  • +5 victory points
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +25

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on December 10, 1508
unless prevented by
Action B of 17017 - Seeing a Chance in Romagna for Venice

Description

Since 1495, Venice had been holding the main ports of Apulia despite Aragonese claims to have them back. With the French invasion of Milan, Venice had acquired Milanese territories east of the Adda River, and upon the fall of Cesare Borgia had also acquired Rimini, Faenza and Ravenna, against the will of Pope Julius II. The Venetians also held Veneto and Friuli, on which Maximilian of Habsburg had imperial claims. In late 1507 Maximilian announced his intention to travel to Italy to receive the imperial investiture from the Pope himself, and in early 1508 he assembled a big army to escort him down to Rome. He requested free passage through Venetian territories, but was told that he would be allowed passage only without his army. Enraged at the answer, Maximilian attacked Venice, but this decision proved unwise: Venice not only routed the imperial army but also seized the imperial cities of Trieste, Gorz and Fiume. A second assault by a Tyrolean force several weeks later was an even greater failure, forcing Maximilian to conclude a humiliating three-year truce. With Pope Julius II's assent, Maximilian took the title of 'Emperor-elect', thus breaking the century-old custom that the Holy Roman Emperor had to be crowned by the Pope. Shortly afterward, Venice provided a pretext for war by appointing her own candidate to the vacant bishopric of Vicenza. The Emperor, the King of France and Ferdinand of Aragon gathered in Cambrai in December 1508 to sign a treaty which seemed to be a defensive alliance against the Turk. In reality they meant to form a league to attack Venice and deprive the Serenissima of most of her mainland territories. Pope Julius II, after a renewed Venetian refusal to give the Romagna lands back to the Papacy, ratified the treaty and at the same time proceeded to excommunicate all Venetian citizens. Ferrara and Mantua, each with separate claims to territories held by Venice, joined the league as well. In April 1509 military operations started, and a month later French troops decimated one of the two Venetian armies at the battle of Agnadello. Even though in August 1509 Venice managed to eliminate Mantua from the war, she still faced the collapse of her strategic position and had by February 24, 1510 to accept the papal demands on the cities she had occupied in Romagna. However, Pope Julius II was still not satisfied and demanded that the war be prosecuted until Venice conceded control over their church to the Pope and compensated him for his expenses. The Council of Ten had privately resolved that the terms had been accepted under duress and were therefore invalid, and that Venice should violate them at the earliest opportunity. This opportunity presented itself shortly afterward.

Actions

A. Express Support

B. Ignore

C. Express Hostility

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 5 days of December 11, 1508
Checked again every 5 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 2, 1509)
unless prevented by
Action A, B, C of 3107 - The League of Cambrai for France
Action B of 17017 - Seeing a Chance in Romagna for Venice

Description

Since 1495, Venice had been holding the main ports of Apulia despite Aragonese claims to have them back. With the French invasion of Milan, Venice had acquired Milanese territories east of the Adda River, and upon the fall of Cesare Borgia had also acquired Rimini, Faenza and Ravenna, against the will of Pope Julius II. The Venetians also held Veneto and Friuli, on which Maximilian of Habsburg had imperial claims. In late 1507 Maximilian announced his intention to travel to Italy to receive the imperial investiture from the Pope himself, and in early 1508 he assembled a big army to escort him down to Rome. He requested free passage through Venetian territories, but was told that he would be allowed passage only without his army. Enraged at the answer, Maximilian attacked Venice, but this decision proved unwise: Venice not only routed the imperial army but also seized the imperial cities of Trieste, Gorz and Fiume. A second assault by a Tyrolean force several weeks later was an even greater failure, forcing Maximilian to conclude a humiliating three-year truce. With Pope Julius II's assent, Maximilian took the title of 'Emperor-elect', thus breaking the century-old custom that the Holy Roman Emperor had to be crowned by the Pope. Shortly afterward, Venice provided a pretext for war by appointing her own candidate to the vacant bishopric of Vicenza. The Emperor, the King of France and Ferdinand of Aragon gathered in Cambrai in December 1508 to sign a treaty which seemed to be a defensive alliance against the Turk. In reality they meant to form a league to attack Venice and deprive the Serenissima of most of her mainland territories. Pope Julius II, after a renewed Venetian refusal to give the Romagna lands back to the Papacy, ratified the treaty and at the same time proceeded to excommunicate all Venetian citizens. Ferrara and Mantua, each with separate claims to territories held by Venice, joined the league as well. In April 1509 military operations started, and a month later French troops decimated one of the two Venetian armies at the battle of Agnadello. Even though in August 1509 Venice managed to eliminate Mantua from the war, she still faced the collapse of her strategic position and had by February 24, 1510 to accept the papal demands on the cities she had occupied in Romagna. However, Pope Julius II was still not satisfied and demanded that the war be prosecuted until Venice conceded control over their church to the Pope and compensated him for his expenses. The Council of Ten had privately resolved that the terms had been accepted under duress and were therefore invalid, and that Venice should violate them at the earliest opportunity. This opportunity presented itself shortly afterward.

Actions

A. Express Support

  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Venice for 60 months
  • -150 relations with Venice
  • +150 relations with Papal States
  • +150 relations with Aragon
  • +150 relations with Spain
  • +200 relations with Burgundy
  • Event 174007 - The League of Cambrai for Genoa is triggered immediately

B. Ignore

C. Express Hostility

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of April 7, 1512
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1515)
unless prevented by
Action B, C of 17024 - The Holy League against France for Papal States
Action B, C of 236006 - The Holy League against France for The Pope

Description

In spite of their victories in Northern Italy, the French troops were forced to abandon the battlefield both because of financial reasons and because after the successful battle of Ravenna the Emperor was withdrawing troops and would have joined the holy league formed by Papal States, Spain, England and Venice with the help of Swiss troops hired by Pope Julius II himself and led into war by the Bishop of Sion, Mathias Schiner. Thence the decision to withdraw from Milan. Julius II recovered Ravenna, Bologna and the rest of the Romagna, while his commander, the Duke of Urbino, easily occupied Reggio and Modena, though Alfonso d'Este refused any settlement that would deprive him of Ferrara. After having chased out the French from Italy, the congress of allies which met at Mantua in August made over to the Pope Parma and Piacenza, to which he had at best a shadowy claim. The Emperor and Fernando would have been glad to give Milan to their grandson Charles but the Swiss were in possession and, supported by the Pope, made their will good. The duchy was given to Ercole Massimiliano Sforza, the elder son of Ludovico. The Venetian claims were left unsettled with Brescia still held out and the Swiss claiming Cremona and the Ghiara d'Adda for the duchy. And more, the Emperor demanded Vicenza and Verona. Florence, who in 1509 had ended her long war by the recovery of Pisa, was punished for her support of France by the restoration of the Medici. Entering Milan, Ercole Massimiliano Sforza received the keys to the city from the Swiss soldiers, who promised to protect the duchy of Milan and to help the Duke in sending to him all the troops he would need. The Duke granted them the acquisition of the ducal territories Ticino and Valtellina, the most important accesses to the Alpine passes. Genoa drew back its allegiance to the French King, who in 1506 harshly repressed a local rebellion that broke out owing to the decision taken by the French governor to grant privileges to the nobilty. But Julius II made also a treaty with his late ally, Maximilian, against Venice. The emperor was to support the Lateran council to oppose that one proclaimed by Louis XII in Pisa and to hand over Modena to the Pope, while Julius II was to join in compelling Venice to give up the fiefs which the Emperor claimed since Cambrai and to use on behalf of his new ally also the always convincing 'spiritual weapons'. When this treaty was made public, it had only the effect to drive Venice to side with France.

Actions

A. Commence tactical retreat

B. Never Surrender

  • Clear flag "[Milan_not_claimed]"
  • Lombardia will be considered a claim province
  • Revolt risk value in Lombardia +20
  • Revolt risk value in Emilia +20
  • Revolt risk value in Napoli +20
  • Revolt risk value in Apulia +20
  • -300 gold
  • Lose 10000 troops in Lombardia
  • Lose 10000 troops in Emilia
  • -75 relations with Genoa
  • -50 relations with Savoy
  • -50 relations with Switzerland
  • -50 relations with Papal States
  • -50 relations with Austria
  • -50 relations with Venice
  • +4 badboy
  • Event 326037 - Another treaty at Blois for Venice will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on May 8, 1514
unless prevented by
Action A of 134011 - Louis XII's Proposal for Brittany

Description

Anne, Duchess of Brittany, declined Louis XII's offer for marriage. Louis made preparations for war...

Actions

A. The troops are ready...

  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Brittany for 12 months

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Own Lombardia
  • Milan exists

Will happen within 30 days of January 16, 1515
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 16, 1520)

Description

The French military campaign in Italy was at its low in 1513, Louis XII's attempt to recover Milan from the Swiss occupation turned to be a complete defeat with the routing French troops pursued by the Swiss into French territory. In order to recover international prestige, Louis XII had to recognize the Pope as the only chief of the Church and to abandon the schismatic council he established at Pisa and managed to make peace with England, with which he was at war, just before his death occurred early in 1515. His successor and nephew, François Ier of Valois Angoulême, self proclaiming 'duke of Milan' once on the throne of France, made clear to be intentioned to pursue what his uncle Louis XII had miserably failed, the conquest of Milan. Eager to seek revenge on the Swiss troops who routed the French army at Novara and profaned the Gaston de Foix's burial place in the Milanese Duomo, he assembled a big army and quickly moved to Italy through the unknown Col de l'Argentière so to avoid the practical Alpine passes already held by Swiss troops. The unexpected arrival of the French troops on an alternative road surprised the Swiss troops who preferred to fall back to Milan and wait for reinforcements. The way to Milan was clear but in order to avoid the necessity of besieging Milan itself, François Ier offered the Swiss a large sum to retire into their own country. Not having received their subsidies from the Pope and the King of Spain, the Swiss were about to accept his offer when a fresh corps of mercenaries descended into Italy. The French took position at Marignano (today's Melegnano) to face the attacking Swiss and there, in the evening of 13 and in the morning of 14 September 1515, a fierce battle, also known as the Battle of the Giants, was fought. In that battle, paused only at late night of the first day (during which the two armies stand facing each other awaiting the coming day and even François Ier and his gendarmes, forming the advanced line of the French army, remained all night mounted with lance in hand and helmet on head) and then resumed at sunrise of the day after, the French army supported also by Venetian troops managed to defeat the most celebrated Swiss pikemen, who until then were always victorious on the battlefield. When all was over, François Ier, who had fought throughout with gallant spirit and valour, requested the honour of knighthood from the noble Bayard. The city of Milan, abandoned by its Swiss protectors, easily fell under the French troops.

Actions

A. Lead the army to the conquest of Milan

  • Lombardia will be considered a claim province
  • Monarch's military skill +2 for 12 months
  • Gain an alliance with Venice
  • Gain an alliance with Genoa
  • -100 relations with Milan
  • -50 relations with Spain
  • -50 relations with Aragon
  • -50 relations with Austria
  • -50 relations with Papal States
  • -50 relations with Switzerland

B. Let's forget Milan

  • Lombardia will no longer be considered a national province
  • +25 relations with Milan
  • +25 relations with Papal States
  • +25 relations with Switzerland
  • +25 relations with Spain
  • +25 relations with Aragon
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 60 months
  • Event 184067 - Battle of Marignano for Switzerland will never fire
  • Event 170163 - Swiss asking for perpetual peace for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch François Ier is active
  • Own Lombardia
  • The following must not occur:
    • Milan exists
  • The following must not occur:
    • France and Papal States are at war

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1516
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1520)

Description

Pope Leo X signed the Concordat of Bologna with King François Ier in 1516. This gave the French King the right to appoint bishops and abbots in France. It was a major step away from the Vatican and a leap forward for the French monarchy.

Actions

A. Sign It

  • Innovativeness +1
  • Aristocracy +1
  • Stability +1

B. Allow the church to continue to make appointments

  • Innovativeness -1
  • Stability -1
  • +200 relations with Papal States

France — Not random

Conditions

  • France owns Lombardia
  • The following must not occur:
    • Milan exists

Will happen within 30 days of October 2, 1516
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after May 2, 1519)

Description

Leonardo de Vinci was an Italian painter draftsman sculptor architect and engineer whose genius perhaps more than that of any figure epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. His 'Last Supper' and 'Mona Lisa' are among the most widely popular and influential paintings of the Renaissance. His notebooks reveal a spirit of scientific inquiry and a mechanical inventiveness that were centuries ahead of their time. In October 1516, personally invited by the French King, Leonardo definitively left Italy for France, settling himself in Amboise under the protection of François Ier who also appointed him 'First King's painter, architect and engineer' and gave him the castle of Clos-Lucé, close and linked to the royal castle by means of a underground passage, and a yearly pension. Getting older and sick, Leonardo eventually died in his bed on 2 May 1519 at the supposed presence of a deeply grieved young French King.

Actions

A. Welcome to the genius!

  • Land tech investment: +250
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +250
  • Monarch's administrative skill +2 for 12 months

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Country is not at war
  • The following must not occur:
    • Switzerland exists
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Bern
    • Own Schwyz
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Event 170045 - François Ier in Italy for France has already occurred
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Own Lombardia
      • The following must not occur:
        • Milan exists

Will happen within 360 days of January 17, 1520
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 1, 1648)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170045 - François Ier in Italy for France

Description

The fightings between the French and the Swiss troops during the Italian Wars meant the end of the Swiss military tecnique based on the use of pikemen only, the most efficent up until those times, and the beginning of a new way of fighting with the coordination of infantry, cavalry and artillery forces. Until the battle of Marignano in 1515, Switzerland had always provided mercenaries to the best hirer: her soldiers were the most requested troops of those times because of their reputation of courage and loyalty. However Switzerland decided to negotiate a perpetual peace with the French Kings, a peace that would endure until the French Revolution, and promised she wouldn't any longer provide mercenary troops in military campaigns against France. Switzerland's day was over, its neutral status would begin.

Actions

A. Let's sign an enduring peace

B. We don't trust in their neutrality

  • Stability -1
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 24 months
  • Monarch's military skill -2 for 24 months
  • Bern revolts
  • Bern revolts
  • Schwyz revolts
  • Schwyz revolts

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 100 - Reformation for all countries has already occurred
  • Monarch François Ier is active

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1521
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1521)

Description

Initially, the Reformation was a German problem. But it soon flooded into France. In 1521, King Francois I ordered Luther's writings confiscated and burned. Yet despite these efforts, Protestantism was still spreading and causing trouble for the French monarchy.

Actions

A. Burn these heretical documents

  • Innovativeness -1
  • Stability +1

B. Allow limited religious freedom

  • Innovativeness +1
  • Stability -3

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
  • The following must not occur:
    • Italy exists
  • Spain exists
  • Franche-Comté is a national (core) province of Spain
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Spain owns Zeeland
    • Spain owns Luxembourg
    • Spain owns Brabant
    • Spain owns Artois
    • Spain owns Flandern
    • Spain owns Picardie
  • The following must not occur:
    • France and Spain are allied

Will happen within 30 days of March 22, 1521
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 27, 1522)
unless prevented by
Action B of 285221 - The Question of Milan for Spain

Description

On 28 June 1519 after the death of his grand-father, the Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg, Charles, King of Spain and Duke of Burgundy, became Holy Roman Emperor thanks to the money of his bankers (Fuggers and Welsers mainly) in a very expensive struggle with François Ier King of France. Having proclaimed himself as the only legitimate heir of Charlemagne, the first Emperor of Frankish dynasty, François Ier had announced his candidature to the imperial election. As a matter of facts all the electors were heavily bribed in order to obtain the much desired vote, and that was standard practice at those times. Charles 'bought' the Imperial title paying the Great Electors and their emissaries the huge sum of 850,000 golden florins (equal to a value of Kg 2,100 of gold). That money came mainly from the Castilian rents as the New World still didn't provide with much income. Charles's election was also eased by the Army of the Svevian league, which impressed the doubtful electors when chasing the Duke of Wirtemberg, chief of the pro-French party, out of his duchy. That denied the last remote chance for François to win the election. Being elected Holy Roman Emperor as Charles V, Charles (Karl in the German world or Carlos in Spain) of the House of Habsburg obtained the rights of suzerainty over all the fiefs in the Holy Roman Empire. Amongst them the Duchy of Milan together with its sovereignty of the Republic of Genoa represented an important junction in the Habsburg's dominions, the socalled 'Spanish road'. As a result of this election, France found herself dangerously surrounded by the Habsburg might from the South with Spain, from the East with Northern Italy and Franche-Comté from the North with the Low Countries.

Actions

A. Milan is our gate to Italy

  • Lombardia will be considered a claim province
  • Artois will be considered a national province
  • Flandern will be considered a national province
  • Revolt risk value in Lombardia +20
  • Revolt risk value in Emilia +20
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Spain for 96 months
  • -150 relations with Spain
  • -50 relations with Milan
  • -50 relations with Papal States

B. Abandon the claims to Milan

France — Not random

Will happen within 50 days of February 2, 1523
Checked again every 50 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 2, 1524)

Description

Giovanni da Verrazzano has joined the French navy in mid-1510s as a corsair. Following the defeat of his Italian policy at the hands of Carlos I, and a growing wealth of Spain through her New World possessions, François Ier has agreed reluctantly to finance the expedition of da Verrazzano. He set sail from France in 1523 and explored the East coast of North America from North Carolina almost all the way up to Maine. Sinking Spanish galleons with gold was a second objective of his journey. The details of his death are obscure, he either was killed by the natives in Antilles, or executed by Spanish for his piracy off the south coast of Spain.

Actions

A. Hire him

  • Leader G. da Verrazzano becomes active
  • Land -1
  • Gain 2 warships in Normandie
  • -25 gold

B. It's a waste of time

  • Land tech investment: +100

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on June 20, 1524

Description

On June 20, 1524, Claude of France, daughter of Anne of Brittany, weakened by her seven pregnancies, died. Her husband, the King of France François Ier inherited the Breton lands.

Actions

A. Good!

  • Armor will be considered a national province
  • Bretagne will be considered a national province
  • Morbihan will be considered a national province
  • Gain Brittany as vassals
  • +400 relations with Brittany
  • Event 134016 - The death of Claude of France for Brittany is triggered immediately

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170048 - French Encirclement by the Habsburgs for France has already occurred
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Milan owns Lombardia
    • Spain owns Lombardia
    • Austria owns Lombardia
  • None of the following must occur:
    • France and Papal States are at war
    • France and Spain are allied
    • France and Austria are allied

Will happen within 18 days of February 1, 1525
Checked again every 18 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after May 1, 1527)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170048 - French Encirclement by the Habsburgs for France

Description

On the 24 of February 1525, in the battle of Pavia, the imperial armies led by Ferdinando Francesco d'Avalos, Marquis of Pescara (also winner at Bicocca in 1522), decimated the French troops led by King François Ier. Many French leaders died on the battlefield, such as De la Tremoille, La Palice and Bonnivet. King François Ier, instead, fell from his horse shot out under him, and taken captive. Since 24 February was Charles V's 25th birthday, the Valois was the biggest gift he could ever receive. François was carted off to Madrid, where he was held six months in prison for ransom, and pressed to renounce his claims in Italy and Flanders, to give Bourgogne back to the Empire and to concede the county of Provence to Charles, Connétable de Bourbon, and now leader of the imperial troops. The Emperor believed that the peace with France had finally been achieved after François Ier, agreeing to renounce his claims in Italy, was freed and retaken to France, leaving his sons there as hostages and guarantees for the respect of the treaty. But within two months of his release and in spite of his sons taken as hostages in Spain, François Ier got the Parliament of Paris to void all the terms of the Treaty of Madrid because accepted under duress and in 1526 at Cognac he stipulated a holy league bringing into it Pope Clement VII together with Florence, Venice, Henry VIII of England and also the Duke of Milan, who even if previously restored to the throne by Charles V himself, voluntarily joined the alliance made to stop the Spanish hegemony over Italy.

Actions

A. Let us form a League at Cognac

  • Stability -1
  • -200 gold
  • Monarch's military skill +2 for 12 months
  • -100 relations with Spain
  • -50 relations with Austria
  • +200 relations with Papal States
  • +50 relations with England
  • +25 relations with Tuscany
  • +25 relations with Venice
  • +25 relations with Milan
  • Gain an alliance with Papal States
  • Event 251047 - The League of Cognac for Papal States is triggered immediately
  • Event 228043 - The League of Cognac for Milan is triggered immediately
  • Event 285018 - The holy league against Spain for Spain is triggered immediately

B. We shall respect the treaty of Madrid

  • Stability -2
  • -50 gold
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +2 for 12 months
  • +50 relations with Spain
  • +50 relations with Austria
  • -5 badboy
  • -2 base tax value in Provence
  • -5000 population in Provence
  • -1 base manpower in Provence
  • Grant independence to Genoa
  • Grant independence to Savoy
  • Lombardia will no longer be considered a national province
  • Artois will no longer be considered a national province
  • Flandern will no longer be considered a national province
  • Bourgogne will no longer be considered a national province
  • Artois enters the Holy Roman Empire
  • Franche-Comté enters the Holy Roman Empire
  • Flandern enters the Holy Roman Empire
  • Cede Piemonte to Savoy
  • Cede Savoie to Savoy
  • Cede Lombardia to Spain
  • Cede Mantua to Spain
  • Cede Emilia to Spain
  • Cede Romagna to Spain
  • Cede Firenze to Spain
  • Cede Siena to Spain
  • Cede Roma to Spain
  • Cede Marche to Spain
  • Cede Napoli to Spain
  • Cede Apulia to Spain
  • Cede Corsica to Spain
  • Cede Artois to Spain
  • Cede Flandern to Spain
  • Cede Franche-Comté to Spain
  • Cede Bourgogne to Spain
  • Event 17406 - Charles V's Mercenary Army Sacks Rome for Papal States will never fire
  • Event 12028 - The Peace of Cambrai for France will never fire
  • Event 12029 - Peace in Milan for France will never fire
  • Event 285014 - The treaty of Madrid for Spain is triggered immediately

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Austria exists
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is protestant
    • State religion is reformed

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1527
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1529)

Description

After Emperor Charles V had rejected the Protestants' confessional positions at the Imperial Parliament of Augsburg (1529-1530), the North German Protestant Imperial estates formed the League of Schmalkalden, with a joint army and treasury and seeking ties abroad (France). The League enjoyed early successes in the years 1532-1540 as the Emperor was threaten by Turkish danger and forced to conclude Religious peace settlements in Nuremberg (1532) and Kaaden (1534).

Actions

A. Give it our support

  • +50 relations with Brandenburg
  • +50 relations with Hanover
  • +50 relations with Hesse
  • +50 relations with Palatinate
  • +50 relations with Saxony
  • +50 relations with Cleves
  • -100 relations with Spain
  • -150 relations with Austria
  • +50 relations with Strasburg

B. Ignore it

  • -50 relations with Brandenburg
  • -50 relations with Hanover
  • -50 relations with Hesse
  • -50 relations with Palatinate
  • -50 relations with Saxony
  • +50 relations with Papal States
  • +50 relations with Austria
  • +50 relations with Spain
  • -50 relations with Strasburg

France — Not random

Will happen within 5 days of May 7, 1527
Checked again every 5 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1527)

Description

Duke Charles III died heirless, and his wife Suzanne having passed away years before. Charles's vast estates were resumed to the Crown of France.

Actions

A. Crown lands!

  • Stability +1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Spain exists
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Artois
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Flandern
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Franche-Comté
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Lombardia
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Napoli
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Apulia
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Emilia
  • Event 170048 - French Encirclement by the Habsburgs for France has already occurred
  • None of the following must occur:
    • France and Spain are at war
    • France and Austria are at war
    • France and Spain are allied
    • France and Austria are allied
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Spain owns Zeeland
    • Spain owns Luxembourg
    • Spain owns Brabant
    • Spain owns Artois
    • Spain owns Flandern
    • Spain owns Picardie
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Spain owns Savoie
    • Spain owns Piemonte
    • Spain owns Provence
    • Spain owns Lombardia
    • Spain owns Firenze
    • Spain owns Emilia
    • Spain owns Siena
    • Spain owns Liguria
    • Spain owns Mantua
    • Spain owns Romagna
    • Spain owns Marche
    • Spain owns Roma
    • Spain owns Napoli
    • Spain owns Apulia
    • All of the following must occur:

Will happen within 10 days of August 1, 1529
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after October 1, 1535)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170048 - French Encirclement by the Habsburgs for France
Action B of 174008 - Andrea Doria and Carlos I of Spain for Genoa
Action B of 12027 - François Ier against the Empire for France

Description

Any league to stop Spanish hegemony didn't prove to be a solid alliance against Charles V troops (in fact, The Pope, taken captive by the lansquenets sacking Rome, abandoned the League of Cognac).. Genoa, important for military supply to the French troops fighting in Southern Italy, had turned to Spain thanks to the decisions of Andrea Doria who, dissatisfied by François Ier's misbehaviour to the Republic, preferred to offer his services to the Emperor. Since the military campaign in Italy was becoming too expensive for both sides and the political instability in the Empire due to religious conflicts was worsening, Louise of Savoy, François Ier's mother and regent of France, together with Margarete of Habsburg, Charles V's aunt and his representative in the administration of the Burgundian dominions, stipulated a peace treaty at Cambrai on 5 august 1529. The so called Ladies' Peace was successful, the signatories were the only ones who could have influence in the political decisions of the two monarchs and managed to induce them to make peace for the wealth of their respective countries. Signing that treaty, France had to renounce her claims to Milan, Asti, Flanders and Artois, while Spain gave up her inheritance rights to the Duchy of Bourgogne, a French fief. François Ier had also to withdraw all his troops from Italy and marry Eleanor, Charles's sister, in return for the liberation of his two sons, hostages at the Spanish court because of François Ier's disrespect for the treaty of Madrid. At Cambrai France abandoned her plans of expansionism in Italy while all her Italian allies joining an Anti-Spanish league would be now at the Emperor's mercy. The Republic of Florence would experience Charles V's rule.

Actions

A. No one seem to acknowledge our claims

  • Stability +1
  • +200 relations with Spain
  • +200 relations with Austria
  • Grant independence to Genoa
  • Lombardia will no longer be considered a national province
  • Artois will no longer be considered a national province
  • Flandern will no longer be considered a national province
  • Franche-Comté will no longer be considered a national province
  • Artois enters the Holy Roman Empire
  • Franche-Comté enters the Holy Roman Empire
  • Flandern enters the Holy Roman Empire
  • Cede Piemonte to Spain
  • Cede Savoie to Spain
  • Cede Lombardia to Spain
  • Cede Mantua to Spain
  • Cede Romagna to Spain
  • Cede Firenze to Spain
  • Cede Siena to Spain
  • Cede Roma to Spain
  • Cede Napoli to Spain
  • Cede Apulia to Spain
  • Cede Emilia to Spain
  • Cede Marche to Spain
  • Cede Corsica to Spain
  • Cede Flandern to Spain
  • Cede Artois to Spain
  • Cede Franche-Comté to Spain
  • Event 285106 - The Peace of Cambrai for Spain is triggered immediately

B. We will never drop our claims on what is ours

  • Stability -2
  • -600 gold
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Spain for 24 months
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Austria for 24 months
  • -50 relations with Spain
  • -50 relations with Austria
  • -50 relations with Genoa
  • +300 relations with Ottoman Empire
  • +5 badboy

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch François Ier is active

Will happen within 180 days of January 2, 1530
Checked again every 180 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1530)

Description

François Ier established the College de France in 1530, which soon had chairs in Greek, Hebrew, and classical Latin. Northern universities became the centers of humanistic study, gradually taking over the role royal and noble households had played in the diffusion of education.

Actions

A. Establish the College de France

  • Innovativeness +1
  • -100 gold

B. Do not establish the College de France

  • Set flag [NoCollege] for events
  • -20 victory points

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on August 4, 1532
unless prevented by
Action A of 134017 - Breton Lords rebel again for Brittany

Description

Since the death of Claude in 1524, the Ducal title was carried by the Dauphin, François. The King of France, François Ier, wished to put an end to the independence of a Breton dynasty who's very existence threatened conflict. Thus, François Ier moved to obtain from the estates of Brittany, gathered at Vannes on August 4, 1532, the authorization to definitively unify the Duchy with the Kingdom. The result of which was a union whereby certain facets of Brittany's privaledges within the realm of France were to be preserved, such as her Parliamentary rights. Nevertheless, Brittany was now closer to France than it had ever been.

Actions

A. Brittany is now a French province!

  • Stability +1
  • Inherit the realms of Brittany

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 1000 days of August 5, 1532
Checked again every 1000 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after August 5, 1535)

Description

Whatever happened before, Duchy of Brittany is rightfully part of the Kingdom of France.

Actions

A. OK

  • Armor will be considered a national province
  • Bretagne will be considered a national province
  • Morbihan will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1534
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1534)

Description

In 1534, reformers affixed placards against the Mass in Paris and on the King's bedroom door at his chateaux on the Loire River in Amboise. This event conviced the King to combat reform in earnest.

Actions

A. Treat reformers harshly

  • Innovativeness -1
  • Stability +2

B. Treat reformers lightly

  • Stability -1

C. Do nothing to stop them

  • Innovativeness +1
  • Stability -3

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Innovativeness is at 4 or higher

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1534
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1534)

Description

The humanist thinker Erasmus was being studied by a number of people in France. In 1534, the Catholic hierarchy and the King himself moved to crush this movement.

Actions

A. Crush this movement

  • -5000 population in the capital province
  • -1 base tax value in the capital province
  • Stability +1

B. Let them be

  • Innovativeness +1
  • Stability -3

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Isle Royale has been discovered by Europeans
    • Wabana has been discovered by Europeans

Will happen within 30 days of July 25, 1534
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 2, 1543)

Description

After the great discoveries of the Spanish and Portuguese sailors - seeking for a new Spice Trade road - in America and Africa, the King of France François Ier also decided himself to seek the famous passage of the West as well as precious goods (gold, diamonds...). Historically, Jacques Cartier - of St. Malo - was selected for this expedition but, unlike his Iberian counterparts, he chose to try to find a passage in the north. Thus he led to the neighbourhoods of Newfoundland (whose existence was already known) and then reached the river of the St. Lawrence.

Actions

A. Why would other European sailors be the only ones?

  • Isle Royale will be considered a national province
  • Gander will be considered a national province
  • Placentia will be considered a national province
  • Wabana will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Spain exists
  • Spain owns Lombardia
  • The following must not occur:
    • Milan exists
  • The following must not occur:
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Lombardia is a claim province of Spain
    • Lombardia is a national province of Spain
  • Franche-Comté is a national (core) province of Spain
  • At least one of the following must occur:

Will happen within 40 days of November 3, 1535
Checked again every 40 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after February 18, 1542)

Description

In 1530 during the congress of Bologna Pope Clement VII consecrated Charles V Holy Roman Emperor and convinced him to forgive the misbehaviour of Francesco II Sforza who joined the League of Cognac, as the Pope himself did. The Pope managed to have the Emperor grant Sforza the ducal title on the throne of Milan again, but under the firm condition that, on Sforza's death, the Duchy would have returned definitely to the Empire. A marriage was also agreed between Sforza and Charles V's niece Christine of Denmark. On 2 November 1535 Duke Francesco II died childless and, according to previous agreements made during the Congress of Bologna in 1530, the Duchy of Milan reverted to the Empire. As suzerain of those fiefs, Charles V had it administrated by means of life-governors whom he himself appointed. The Emperor's decision strongly displeased François Ier of France, whose younger son Charles, in possession of the title of Duke of Orléans and thus with dynastical claims to the Milanese throne, had his candidature rejected, in spite of his assurances of allegiance to the Empire. The King of France would have planned a new military campaign in Italy against Charles V, this time with the help of the Turk. At first the French King attacked Savoy, whose Duke Charles III refused him the military access through his possessions, and annexed the duchy with the assertion he had a dynastical claim to it: his mother was Luise de Savoie, daughter of Philippe II Duke de Savoie and step-sister of Charles III.

Actions

A. Milan must be a French domain

  • Lombardia will be considered a claim province
  • Artois will be considered a national province
  • Flandern will be considered a national province
  • Piemonte will be considered a national province
  • Savoie will be considered a national province
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Spain for 60 months
  • -200 relations with Spain
  • -200 relations with Savoy
  • -50 relations with Genoa
  • +25 relations with Papal States

B. Accept the Habsburgs there

  • Lombardia will no longer be considered a national province
  • +50 relations with Spain
  • +50 relations with Milan
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 24 months
  • Event 170051 - The alliance with the Turk for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of November 3, 1535
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 18, 1544)
unless prevented by
Action A, C of 228031 - The Fate of the Duchy for Milan

Description

In 1530 during the congress of Bologna Pope Clement VII consecrated Charles V Holy Roman Emperor and convinced him to forgive the misbehaviour of Francesco II Sforza who joined the League of Cognac, as the Pope himself did. The Pope managed to have the Emperor grant Sforza the ducal title on the throne of Milan again, but under the firm condition that, on Sforza's death, the Duchy would have returned definitely to the Empire. A marriage was also agreed between Sforza and Charles V's niece Christine of Denmark. On 2 November 1535 Duke Francesco II died childless but, in spite of the previous agreements of Bologna, the people of Milan refused Charles V's decision to have the duchy reverted to the Empire and offered the throne to François Ier of France instead, who, he and his successors as legitimate Dukes of Orléans, would establish the French line of Visconti-Orléans as the ruling dynasty in Milan, thus removing the imperial eagles from the coat of arms and binding the destiny of the Orléans yellow lilies to that of the Milanese Visconti snake for the times to come.

Actions

A. Milan will be our stronghold in Italy

  • Gain Milan as vassals
  • +25 relations with Papal States
  • -100 relations with Spain
  • -100 relations with Austria

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of November 3, 1535
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 18, 1544)
unless prevented by
Action B of 228047 - The Fate of the Duchy for Milan

Description

On 2 November 1535 duke Francesco II died childless. At those times, the only dynasty having valid claims to legitimately rule over the duchy of Milan was the French House of Orléans, which last member, Louis XII, also King of France, had previously bequeathed his Orléanais inheritance to the husband of his daughter Claude, François of the House of Valois-Angouleme, also known as François Ier King of France. The claims to the duchy of Milan dated back to Bianca Visconti, King Louis XII's grandmother and sister of Filippo Maria Visconti, the last duke of Milan of his dynasty. Because of this inheritance, François Ier and his sons could consider themselves as the only legitimate candidates to rule over the imperial duchy. Also Pope Paulus III of the Farnese family was aiming at the imperial administration over Milan and Parma to be assigned by the emperor to his illegitimate son Pier Luigi.

Actions

A. Our claims to Milan have been acknowledged

  • Gain Milan as vassals
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +2 for 24 months
  • -30 relations with Papal States

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 360 days of November 3, 1535
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after November 3, 1545)
unless prevented by
Action B of 12027 - François Ier against the Empire for France

Description

Resistance in Milan, as well as the use of the city as a focus for dissidents from abroad has finally come to an end. This has much to do with the extinction of the Sforza family (the sons of Ludovico il Moro, Massimiliano and Francesco Maria, both died without a direct male heir). Although the Spanish, Habsburg, and Italian states are unhappy with our presence in Italy, we are firmly entrenched there.

Actions

A. Bien

  • Revolt risk value in Lombardia -70
  • Revolt risk value in Emilia -70
  • Revolt risk value in Napoli -70
  • Revolt risk value in Apulia -70
  • -50 relations with Spain
  • -50 relations with Austria
  • +25 relations with Papal States
  • +25 relations with Venice

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of February 3, 1536
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 18, 1544)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170049 - The Habsburgs in Milan for France
Action B of 170155 - The Habsburgs in Milan for France

Description

Since Genoa and Milan returned within the Spanish-Habsburgs influence while Firenze, Venice and Papal States were too weak to withstand the Habsburgs military power, in order to open a second front against Charles V, François Ier, 'the most Christian King', decided to seek the help of 'the Turk', Sultan Süleyman I, who was ruling a power on the rise, a menace to both the Empire and Spain, the Ottoman Empire. The main purposes of this alliance, stipulated in disguise of a trade agreement, was the planned combined attack to the Empire from two opposite fronts and the use of the Turkish galleys led by Kair-ed-din Barbarossa to engage the enemy's fleet and to raid the coastal villages of Italy and Spain. The alliance that had been under discussion since 1525 was preliminarily agreed in February 1535 and formalized in February 1536 between French ambassador Laforest and Grand Vizier Ibrahim. The treaty also granted the French commercial concessions in the Ottoman Empire replacing Venice, as well as conceded the so called capitulations which also allowed French consuls legal jurisdiction over French subjects in Ottoman domains and recognized the French King as protector of the Christian holy places in Palestine, concessions that would have long-term effects on Ottoman relations with other foreign powers as well as internal development. The pact was kept secret, though, because to the Christians, the impious alliance between the Most Christian King and the worst enemy of Christendom was a heinous act.

Actions

A. Ask the Turk's favour

  • +125 relations with Ottoman Empire
  • Grant military access to Ottoman Empire
  • -50 relations with England
  • -100 relations with Austria
  • -50 relations with Papal States
  • -100 relations with Spain
  • -50 relations with Venice
  • -50 relations with Genoa
  • -50 relations with Naples
  • Trade tech investment: +200
  • +2 merchants
  • +2 badboy
  • Event 301019 - The alliance with the Infidels for Ottoman Empire is triggered immediately

B. No relations with the Turk

  • +25 relations with Papal States
  • Event 50017 - The Capitulations for Ottoman Empire will never fire
  • Cancel military access through Ottoman Empire
  • Revoke military access granted to Ottoman Empire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Lyonnais

Will happen within 120 days of March 2, 1536
Checked again every 120 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 30, 1540)

Description

In 1536 the Piedmontese Étienne Turquet proposed to the French King settling some silk-workers from Genoa in Lyon and establish a manufactory. Worried about the loss of silver coins due to the purchase of foreign silk clothes, François Ier accepted and maintained the policy of Louis XI who had already abolished taxes on the silk works.

Actions

A. Accept the proposition of the Piedmontese

  • -1 base tax value in Lyonnais
  • +500 population in Lyonnais
  • Gain Goods Manufactory in Lyonnais
  • Trade tech investment: -150

B. No need to worry about that

  • Mercantilism -1
  • Trade tech investment: -50

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Innovativeness is at 5 or higher

Will happen within 1000 days of January 2, 1547
Checked again every 1000 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1551)

Description

As the Reformation began to pick up speed, the government bureaucracies were overwhelmed. To combat the problem , the Parlement of Paris created a special chamber to hear heresy cases. This chamber tried approximately 500 people sentencing most of them to burn at the stake.

Actions

A. Create the Burning Chamber

  • Innovativeness -1
  • -500 population in the capital province

B. Expand the secular courts instead

  • Infrastructure tech investment: +500
  • Innovativeness +1
  • Stability -2

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Italy exists
  • Spain exists
  • At least one of the following must occur:
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Lombardia is a claim province of Spain
    • Lombardia is a national province of Spain
  • Franche-Comté is a national (core) province of Spain
  • None of the following must occur:
    • France and Spain are allied
    • France and Austria are allied
    • France and Ottoman Empire are at war
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Spain owns Zeeland
    • Spain owns Luxembourg
    • Spain owns Brabant
    • Spain owns Artois
    • Spain owns Flandern
    • Spain owns Picardie

Will happen within 27 days of September 1, 1547
Checked again every 27 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after July 28, 1552)

Description

When Henri II succeeded his father François Ier to the throne of France he soon reopened the hostilities with the House of Habsburg. He proceeded to renew the old alliance France had with 'the Turk', Sultan Süleyman I, whose fleet was so important to gain control of the accesses to the Italian peninsula in case of invasion from the sea. With the imperial Lutheran Princes he then stipulated the treaty of Chambord, under whose terms in exchange of financial and military help against the Habsburgs he was given a free hand in occupying the three neighbouring bishoprics of Metz, Toul and Verdun. In 1552-1557 King Henri II would also arrange further military expeditions to Italy, mainly to help the Republic of Siena lift the siege laid by the imperial troops in order to punish Siena's pro-French attitude, and to support Pope Paulus IV, with strong anti-Spanish attitude, in a league aiming at liberating Italy from the Spanish yoke in a last resolute attempt. In case of success the Pope would acknowledge French possession of Milan and Naples.

Actions

A. France is still under menace

  • Lombardia will be considered a claim province
  • Artois will be considered a national province
  • Flandern will be considered a national province
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Spain for 48 months
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Naples for 48 months
  • -100 relations with Spain
  • -100 relations with Naples
  • +100 relations with Ottoman Empire
  • +50 relations with Papal States
  • +50 relations with Brandenburg
  • +50 relations with Hanover
  • +50 relations with Hesse
  • +50 relations with Palatinate
  • +50 relations with Saxony
  • +50 relations with Cleves
  • -100 gold
  • Event 301053 - A new alliance with France for Ottoman Empire is triggered immediately

B. We are not interested in continuing wars

  • Lombardia will no longer be considered a national province
  • Artois will no longer be considered a national province
  • Flandern will no longer be considered a national province
  • Franche-Comté will no longer be considered a national province
  • Piemonte will no longer be considered a national province
  • Savoie will no longer be considered a national province
  • +300 relations with Spain
  • -50 relations with Papal States
  • -50 relations with Brandenburg
  • -50 relations with Hanover
  • -50 relations with Hesse
  • -50 relations with Palatinate
  • -50 relations with Saxony
  • Grant independence to Savoy
  • Cede Piemonte to Savoy
  • Cede Savoie to Savoy
  • Event 170130 - Plan invasion of Corsica for France will never fire
  • Event 170144 - The Satellite Kingdom of Naples for France will never fire
  • Event 170233 - The Angevin legacy for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Roussillon
  • Control Roussillon
  • Country is not at war

Will happen within 100 days of January 1, 1550
Checked again every 100 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1666)

Description

The acquisition of Roussillon by France sent the border with Spain back to the Pyrenean range. The fortifications built centuries ago to protect from enemies coming from the north were useless from southern enemies. Moreover, the evolution of siege artillery made the Middle Age castles obsolete. One would have to wait for Sebastien Vauban to see in Roussillon a modern fortification belt on the Pyrenees mountains.

Actions

A. Roussillon is badly defended

  • Fortress level in Roussillon -1
  • Event 5004 - Vauban for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 7 days of July 29, 1552
Checked again every 7 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1552)

Description

In 1549 after increasing turmoil in Siena, the Spanish representative of the city, Don Diego di Mendoza, decided to build a fortress to ensure Spanish control of the territory. This decision was received with horror by the Sienese who begged with Charles V not to proceed. He refused, and several Sienese citizens in Rome received aid from French agents and collected an army. In 1552, as they marched on Siena the people revolted and threw out the Spanish troops, and an independent Siena took up a pro-French policy. Henri II, King of France, tried to exploit the situation by sending there an army led by Paul de Termes, who was successively substituted by Strozzi when an invasion of Corsica was attempted with the help of the Turkish fleet. On Emperor Charles V's decision to inflict an exemplary punishment upon the rebeling city, Cosimo I Duke of Tuscany responded to his call by invading and pillaging the villages surrounding Siena with the help of Spanish/imperial troops. After a year long siege laid by Medeghino and his Florentine troops, the city of Siena was eventually taken.

Actions

A. Respond to their cry for help

  • Gain Siena as vassals
  • Gain an alliance with Siena
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Tuscany for 12 months
  • -25 relations with Austria
  • -25 relations with Spain
  • -25 relations with Tuscany
  • -50 gold

B. We can't meet their requests

  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 24 months
  • -50 relations with Siena
  • +25 relations with Austria
  • +25 relations with Spain
  • +25 relations with Tuscany

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Innovativeness is at 8 or higher

Will happen within 120 days of March 2, 1553
Checked again every 120 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1554)

Description

Miguel Servet (or Servetus) was an Aragonese physician who was trained in Lyon and Paris and whose theological ideas became very polemic. He believed that God is unitary and that the Trinity is not founded in scripture. He anonymously published 'Restitution of Christianity', a book outlining his theological views, but was forced to change his name to avoid persecution from the church when his authorship was discovered. His old friend John Calvin was especially angered by these ideas. Servet also proposed that the blood traveled from the heart through the pulmonary artery and back through the pulmonary vein, without actually passing through the septum. Servetus' views on circulation, argued on theological grounds, were ignored until Harvey extended the theory.

Actions

A. We must persecute his heresies

  • Stability +1

B. Let's allow Servet to remain in our country

  • Innovativeness +1
  • Global revolt risk +7 for 12 months
  • Event 5008 - Miguel Servet for Switzerland will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Italy exists
  • Genoa owns Corsica
  • Own Provence
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Lombardia is a claim province
    • Lombardia is a national province
  • Franche-Comté is a national (core) province of Spain
  • None of the following must occur:
    • France and Spain are allied
    • France and Austria are allied
    • France and Genoa are allied
    • Genoa is a vassal of France

Will happen within 30 days of July 1, 1553
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 3, 1559)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170156 - The Habsburg-Valois struggle for supremacy for France

Description

In the long-time struggle between French Kings and Habsburg emperors, Corsica was a key island between France and Italy which had become an important theatre of operations. Holding this island would weaken the Republic of Genoa and of course Spanish control over the peninsula. It would also allow us access to strategical ports which might prove themselves very useful. We already have some partisans there, especially among the followers of Sampiero Corso, a Corsican condotierre now a colonel in our armies. Sampiero da Bastelica, born a commoner, has been fighting in Italy and France for the last thirty years, gaining enough prestige and wealth to marry the heiress of one of the last powerful feudal dynasties in Corsica, Ghjuvanina d'Ornanu. If he was to lead an attack on the island there is a hope that a large part of the population would submit peacefully.

Actions

A. We could need this island

  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Genoa for 60 months
  • -100 relations with Genoa
  • +5000 infantry in Provence
  • Leader Sampiero Corso becomes active
  • -100 gold

B. This is too perilous

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Calais is a national (core) province

Will happen within 100 days of January 2, 1558
Checked again every 100 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 31, 1819)

Description

By 1453, at the end of the Hundred Years War, it was the only part of France to remain in English hands. Despite some squabbles over the next hundred years, it was considered a part of England (at least, by the English). The area was finally ceded to France in 1558 by Mary of England after French troops, led by Francis, Duke of Guise, took the town of Calais.

Actions

A. OK

  • Calais will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform
  • The following must not occur:
    • Innovativeness is at 6 or higher

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1559
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after June 3, 1600)

Description

In 1559, John Calvin has published a book called Institutes of the Christian Religion. The book outlined a philosophy of predestination that would later be known as Calvinism. The French monarchy prompty banned it.

Actions

A. Ban this heresy

  • Innovativeness -1

B. Let it be read

  • Stability -3

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 15 days of April 3, 1559
Checked again every 15 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after October 21, 1575)
unless prevented by
Action B of 12037 - The Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis for France
Action A, B of 285098 - The Independence of Savoy for Spain

Description

In execution of the treaty of Cateau Cambrésis between France and Spain, with which King Henry II of France agreed to respect Habsburg primacy in Italy and control over Flanders while King Felipe II of Spain, in return, promised that Spain would desist in its attempts to weaken the Valois Kings, the House of Savoy was granted its territories in order to form a buffer state between France and Italy. The French troops had to abandon the strongholds of Turin, Chieri, Pinerolo, Chivasso and Asti except those in the Marquisate of Saluzzo whose territory was assigned to France. Only in 1575 both French and Spanish troops freed the ducal territory of their presence.

Actions

A. Grant independence

B. Deny independece

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Italy exists
  • Spain exists
  • At least one of the following must occur:
  • None of the following must occur:
    • France and Spain are at war
    • France and Savoy are at war
    • Spain and Savoy are at war
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Lombardia is a claim province of Spain
    • Lombardia is a national province of Spain
  • Franche-Comté is a national (core) province of Spain
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Artois
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Flandern
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Franche-Comté
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Lombardia
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Emilia
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Napoli
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Liguria
    • The following must not occur:
      • Own Navarra
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Spain owns Zeeland
    • Spain owns Luxembourg
    • Spain owns Brabant
    • Spain owns Artois
    • Spain owns Flandern
    • Spain owns Picardie
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Spain owns Savoie
    • Spain owns Piemonte
    • Spain owns Provence
    • Spain owns Lombardia
    • Spain owns Firenze
    • Spain owns Emilia
    • Spain owns Siena
    • Spain owns Liguria
    • Spain owns Mantua
    • Spain owns Romagna
    • Spain owns Marche
    • Spain owns Roma
    • Spain owns Napoli
    • Spain owns Apulia

Will happen within 10 days of April 3, 1559
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after October 21, 1575)

Description

The spread of Calvinism led the King of France to sign the Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis in 1559, ending the long struggle between France and Spain. After decades of reckless invasions, Henri II agreed to respect Habsburg primacy in Italy and control over Flanders and Franche-Comté. King Felipe II of Spain, in return, promised that Spain would desist in its attempts to weaken the Valois Kings. After signing the treaty, Henri II and Felipe II could now turn their attention to combating Protestantism. In execution of the peace treaty the House of Savoy was granted its ancestral territories in order to form a buffer state between France and Spanish controlled Italy.

Actions

A. Sign the Treaty

  • Stability +1
  • Lombardia will no longer be considered a national province
  • Artois will no longer be considered a national province
  • Flandern will no longer be considered a national province
  • Franche-Comté will no longer be considered a national province
  • Piemonte will no longer be considered a national province
  • Savoie will no longer be considered a national province
  • Artois enters the Holy Roman Empire
  • Franche-Comté enters the Holy Roman Empire
  • Flandern enters the Holy Roman Empire
  • Cede Franche-Comté to Spain
  • Cede Friesen to Spain
  • Cede Geldre to Spain
  • Cede Holland to Spain
  • Cede Zeeland to Spain
  • Cede Luxembourg to Spain
  • Cede Brabant to Spain
  • Cede Artois to Spain
  • Cede Flandern to Spain
  • Cede Lombardia to Spain
  • Cede Mantua to Spain
  • Cede Liguria to Spain
  • Cede Emilia to Spain
  • Cede Romagna to Spain
  • Cede Firenze to Spain
  • Cede Siena to Spain
  • Cede Roma to Spain
  • Cede Marche to Spain
  • Cede Napoli to Spain
  • Cede Apulia to Spain
  • Cede Messina to Spain
  • Cede Sicily to Spain
  • Cede Sardinia to Spain
  • Cede Roussillon to Spain
  • Cede Navarra to Spain
  • Cede Gerona to Spain
  • Cede Catalonia to Spain
  • Cede Aragon to Spain
  • Cede Cantabria to Spain
  • Cede Asturias to Spain
  • Cede Galicia to Spain
  • Cede Leon to Spain
  • Cede Castilla to Spain
  • Cede Valencia to Spain
  • Cede Murcia to Spain
  • Cede Toledo to Spain
  • Cede Estramadura to Spain
  • Cede Andalusia to Spain
  • Cede Granada to Spain
  • Cede Gibraltar to Spain
  • Cede The Canary Islands to Spain
  • Cede The Baleares to Spain
  • Cede Piemonte to Savoy
  • Cede Savoie to Savoy
  • Global revolt risk -5 for 60 months
  • -5 badboy
  • Event 170233 - The Angevin legacy for France will never fire
  • Event 285112 - The Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis for Spain is triggered immediately

B. Refuse to sign it

  • Stability -2
  • Lombardia will no longer be considered a national province
  • Piemonte will no longer be considered a national province
  • Savoie will no longer be considered a national province
  • Franche-Comté will no longer be considered a national province
  • Franche-Comté enters the Holy Roman Empire
  • -100 relations with Spain
  • Global revolt risk +5 for 60 months
  • +5 badboy
  • -500 gold
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 60 months
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 60 months
  • Event 170021 - The Independence of Savoy for France will never fire
  • Event 285098 - The Independence of Savoy for Spain will never fire
  • Event 170131 - Cateau-Cambrésis and Corsica for France will never fire
  • Event 170233 - The Angevin legacy for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Lombardia
    • Own Emilia
    • Own Napoli
    • Own Apulia
  • The following must not occur:

Will happen within 21 days of April 4, 1559
Checked again every 21 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after June 30, 1559)

Description

Resistance in the Italian peninsula, as well as the use of the biggest cities as a focus for dissidents from abroad has finally come to an end. This has much to do with the several peace treaties signed during the 16th Century with the Kings of Spain. Although the House of Habsburg is unhappy with our presence in Italy, we are firmly entrenched there and the Italian population seems now to acknowledge our right to rule over the territories which were legitimately inherited by the French Crown in the past century. 'O Franza o Spagna purché se magna' (either France or Spain on condition that one eats) is the resignatory motto which underlines the will of the Italian population to submit to a foreign sovereign, it doesn't matter who he is, either France or Spain, in exchange of their right for survival.

Actions

A. The Italians have finally decided to submit to our presence

  • Revolt risk value in Lombardia -70
  • Revolt risk value in Emilia -70
  • Revolt risk value in Napoli -70
  • Revolt risk value in Apulia -70
  • -50 relations with Spain
  • -50 relations with Austria
  • +25 relations with Papal States
  • +25 relations with Venice

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is protestant
    • State religion is reformed

Will happen within 30 days of July 2, 1559
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1559)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170101 - The Guise Coup d'État for France

Description

Upon the death of Henri II, the Bourbons collected up the new King, Francis II, and his wife, Mary Stuart, now Queen of France and moved them from Châteu des Tournelles to the Louvre. Catherine de Medici decided not to risk staying with her dead husband's body, and followed the 15 year old King, so as to ensure her position on the new royal council of France. Unhappy with their disfavor at court, the Guise family departed for their estates. Citing the kidnapping of their niece and the general perfidy of the reformed faith, they raised the banner of revolt against the Bourbon government.

Actions

A. The Bourbon ascend

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform

Will happen within 30 days of July 2, 1559
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1559)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170180 - The Bourbon Coup d'État for France

Description

Upon the death of Henry II, the Guises collected the new King, François II, and their niece, Mary Stuart, now Queen of France and moved them from Château des Tournelles to the Louvre. Catherine de Medicis decided not to risk staying with her dead husband's body, and followed the 15 year old King, so as to ensure her position on the new royal council of France. Without bloodshed, the Guise family had taken control of the government. Unfortunately, many in the Kingdom were unhappy with the regime change.

Actions

A. The Guise ascend

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of September 3, 1559
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1564)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170130 - Plan invasion of Corsica for France
Action B of 12037 - The Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis for France

Description

By this treaty we also accepted to surrender Corsica to its rightful owner, the Republic of Genoa. Shall we honour our word?

Actions

A. Return the island to Genoa

  • Cede Corsica to Genoa
  • +50 relations with Genoa

B. Keep it for ourselves

  • Set flag [early_corsica] for events
  • +5 badboy
  • Land -1
  • -100 relations with Genoa
  • Event 170132 - Alphonse d'Ornano for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform

Will happen within 30 days of March 7, 1560
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after March 2, 1562)

Description

While the Guises brothers had gained control of the government, the Bourbons as princes of the blood had the better claim to direct France's affairs during the royal minority. Staunch Catholics, the Guises intensified the persecution of Protestants begun during the reign of Henry II. The combination of both grievances produced a Bourbon conspiracy against the Guises. Louis, prince of Conde, the younger brother of Anthony King of Navarre, launched a plan to kidnap Francis II, remove him from the clutches of the Guises, and take vengeance on the upstarts. The attempted coup, launched while the young King was at the royal hunting lodge of Amboise, was foiled: some of the conspirators were killed, and relations between these powerful families, already poisonous, took on the character of a blood-feud. Surprisingly, Catherine de Medici was able to insist on a moderate reaction to the conspiracy, but it is quite possible that a more severe response might have resulted in civil war.

Actions

A. Tolerate the Huguenots

  • Stability -1

B. Persecute them savagely

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform

Will happen on March 1, 1562

Description

Although the regent Catherine de Medici preferred to pursue a conciliatory policy with the Huguenot Calvinists, even issuing an edict in April 1561 offering them toleration for private religious observances, for many Catholics the Queen-Mother's policy was utterly unacceptable. On March 1 1562, the crisis came to a head. While returning from an embassy in Germany, the duke of Guise and his entourage passed through the village of Vassy. Violence errupted between Guise's men and Huguenots who were at worship there. While the casualties were heavy on both sides, for Huguenots throughout France the 'massacre' was proof of a Catholic conspiracy to destroy them, and within a month the prince of Conde and his Huguenot followers seized Orleans and began to arm themselves. Catherine hoped for a peaceful resolution and thus commanded the governor of Paris to order both Conde and Guise out of the city. Guise who had been hailed as a hero in Paris, knew his position was secure and stayed put. Conde rightfully fearing for his life, fled the city to meet up with Coligny. War was inevitable.

Actions

A. Side with the Guise

  • Stability -2

B. Beg Conde to return to settle this peacefully

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform

Will happen within 30 days of April 2, 1562
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after May 2, 1563)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170103 - The Massacre at Vassy for France

Description

With the outbreak of open warfare between the factions of Conde and Guise, royal authority in France, already weak in the hands of a boy-king and a foreign widow, all but dissolved. Having been forced into the arms of the Guise faction, Catherine de Medici's reluctant sanction gave the Guise Catholic faction the aura of legitimacy, but for the prince of Conde and his Huguenot followers Catherine's support for Guise relieved them of any moral obligation toward the Crown. The consequence was the virtual secession of Huguenot-controlled territories and prolonged civil war.

Actions

A. Death to the Heretics!

  • Grant independence to Huguenots
  • Event 169001 - The Wars of Religion for Huguenots is triggered immediately
  • +100 relations with Spain
  • +100 relations with Austria
  • +100 relations with Savoy
  • +100 relations with Papal States
  • -100 relations with England
  • -100 relations with Netherlands
  • Stability -1
  • Change religion to catholic
  • Leader François de Guise becomes active
  • Global revolt risk +6 for 120 months
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on February 18, 1563
unless prevented by
Action B of 170103 - The Massacre at Vassy for France

Description

On 18 February 1563 Francis duke of Guise was returning from a camp inspection when he was shot three times in the shoulder: he died a few days later. His assassin was Poltrot de Mere, a Huguenot gentleman from Saintoigne, who under torture implicated the Admiral de Coligny and other Protestant leaders. Though Coligny denied any involvement in the crime, and though a royal inquiry formally cleared him of the charge, the Guise family always believed in the Admiral's guilt and looked for revenge. In the long term, however, the assassination meant that the Guises could count on the support of all those Frenchmen for whom the murdered duke had been a national hero, the defender of Metz in 1552 and the conqueror of Calais in 1558, and the champion of the Catholic faith since. There is no doubt that the shots fired by Poltrot de Mere gravely exacerbated the civil divisions in France and added a new note of brutality to the conflict between Catholic and Huguenot.

Actions

A. Issue the edict in an attempt to restore peace

  • Stability +1
  • Centralization -1
  • -25 relations with Spain
  • -25 relations with Austria
  • -25 relations with Papal States

B. Do not issue the edict

  • Stability -1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Innovativeness is at 2 or higher
  • Country has at least 10 non-colonial provinces

Will happen within 720 days of March 13, 1565
Checked again every 720 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after June 13, 1589)

Description

Unquestionably one of the greatest surgeons of the Renaissance. At 19 he became a resident surgeon at the Paris Hôtel Dieu. Paré joined the French Army and his skill and compassion in treating the soldier's maladies and wounds made him loved by them. He soon became famous in the French Court. Ambroise Paré gave his most significant contributions to amputation surgery and prosthetics sciences. He reintroduced the use of linen ligatures when he ran out of cautery oil during battle surgery. Time was still a limiting factor: a surgeon working with no anesthesia, tourniquet, or skilled aid hand was limited to about 30 seconds to amputate and 3 minutes to complete the operation. This is a very small amount of time for a surgeon to ligate major arteries and is why many, such as Guillemeau, Paré's student, again abandoned this method for direct cautery.

Actions

A. What a great surgeon we have!

  • Land tech investment: +250
  • +300 population in a random province
  • +500 population in a random province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Huguenots exists
  • The following must not occur:
    • France and Huguenots are at war
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform

Will happen within 0 days of September 26, 1567
Checked again every 0 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 1, 1572)

Description

In the summer of 1567, Charles hired 6,000 swiss mercenaries to protect France from possible encroachments by foreign powers. Spain, England and the Empire were all suitable prepared to be considered potential threats.Huguenots became increasingly convinced that a secret plan existed between Philip of Spain and Catherine to use the troops against them. Aftermore rumors that Catherine was planning to attack them, Huguenot leaders met at Conde's Chateau de Vallery to discuss their options. Hearing reportsof Huguenot scheming, Catherine sent a military commander to investigae. Pleased with the results of inquiry when they turned up negative, she decided to stay to her hunting and resting at an unprotected chateau. However as more and more rumbling of amassing troops and reports of confirmed sightings of soldiers came forth, she could no longer ignore the truth. The Court quickly retreated to the fortified town nearby Meaux. When word came of soldiers approaching Meaux, the Court, with the hired Swiss troops as escort, made a mad dash for Paris. France was once again at war.

Actions

A. What an infamous enterprise!

  • -200 population in a random province
  • -200 population in a random province
  • -200 population in a random province
  • Start a war with Huguenots
  • +6000 infantry in the capital province
  • Event 169004 - Surprise de Meaux for Huguenots is triggered immediately

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 174054 - Sampiero Corso for Genoa has already occurred
  • Genoa owns Corsica
  • The following must not occur:
    • Genoa and France are at war

Will happen within 30 days of February 7, 1569
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 1, 1569)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170131 - Cateau-Cambrésis and Corsica for France

Description

Sampiero Corso's son continued the fight for a couple of years after his father's death in 1567. Militarily defeated he had to negociate with the Genoans who condemned him to exile. The King of France was good enough to welcome him and his most loyal partisans. They were to become the core of the Corsican Companies in the French Army. Alphonse himself would later become a Marshal of France.

Actions

A. He might be useful

  • Leader Alphonse d'Ornano becomes active
  • +3000 infantry in Provence
  • -100 gold

B. We have enough generals

  • Quality -1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Own Dauphiné
      • Control Dauphiné
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Own Lyonnais
      • Control Lyonnais

Will happen within 5000 days of January 2, 1570
Checked again every 5000 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1650)

Description

The medieval Inquisition tried a large number of witches, but collective witch-hunting was exclusively a modern phenomena. Individual maleficium (Latin for witchcraft) was not uncommon in many rural areas, but it wasn't until scholastic demonology related witches and Sabbaths (night meetings with strong conspiracy elements, including cannibalism, orgies and a sacred oath of loyalty to Satan himself) that societies started to get obsessed with the matter. This conspiracy paranoia can track its roots as far as to the first massacres of Jews and Lepers in the High Middle Ages, when thousands were slaughtered by defeated Crusaders and angry countrymen. But it's in the early 15th century when demonological theories will become fully accepted by the upper classes. The Councils of Constance and Basel are considered to be the first public space in which these concepts, maleficium and Sabbath were publicly related. The work of Johannes Nider (1380-1438), The Formicarius (The Anthill), was a masterpiece of scholastic demonology and marked a new era in witch-hunting. The work of Heinrich Kramer (1430-1505), Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of the Wicked) was the first work that reaches widespread attention, and works as a inquisitorial manual for witch-hunters. But it's not the Church that tries the most in Modern Ages. On the contrary, civil courts are responsible for 85-90 percent of executions.

France is home to the very first conspiracy theories as early as the beginning of the 14th century. A powerful and centralized government was the only thing that stopped French towns from burning thousands of witches.

Actions

A. Burn the heretics!

  • -125 population in Dauphiné
  • -100 population in Lyonnais
  • Stability +1
  • Global revolt risk -1 for 4 months

B. Be lenient with the misguided sheep

  • Stability -1
  • Global revolt risk +1 for 4 months

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of May 8, 1571
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 14, 1573)

Description

When in 1570 the Turks sent an ultimatum to Venice asking for the ceding of Cyprus and then invaded the island after the Republic of San Marco failed to respond, a great uproar was created in the Catholic world by the facts and rumors of Ottoman atrocities in the last Christian bastion of the eastern Mediterranean. After a first failure in the summer of 1570, Pope Pius V managed to convince major Catholic nations (except France) to join a Holy League against the heathens Turks, and it was proclaimed in May 1571. The League would lead to the great naval victory of Don Juan on the Turks at Lepanto, but would not outlast this first and final triumph. Selim II is rumored to have said, after the news he had lost 200 galleys at Lepanto: At Lepanto, the Christians have shaved me. At Cyprus, I cut their arm. My beard will grow again.

Actions

A. Let the matter fall

  • +50 relations with Ottoman Empire
  • -50 relations with Papal States
  • -50 relations with Genoa
  • -50 relations with Italy
  • -50 relations with Order of St. John
  • -50 relations with Naples
  • -50 relations with Savoy
  • -50 relations with Sicily
  • -50 relations with Spain
  • -50 relations with Tuscany
  • -50 relations with Venice

B. Support the Holy League

  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Ottoman Empire for 72 months
  • -50 relations with Ottoman Empire
  • +50 relations with Papal States
  • +50 relations with Genoa
  • +50 relations with Italy
  • +50 relations with Order of St. John
  • +50 relations with Naples
  • +50 relations with Savoy
  • +50 relations with Sicily
  • +50 relations with Spain
  • +50 relations with Tuscany
  • +50 relations with Venice

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform
  • Event 169002 - Queen Margot for Huguenots has already occurred
  • The following must not occur:
    • France and Huguenots are at war
  • Huguenots exists

Will happen within 0 days of August 24, 1572
Checked again every 0 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after August 25, 1572)
unless prevented by
Action A, B of 170176 - St. Bartholomew's Day for France
Action B of 169002 - Queen Margot for Huguenots

Description

On 18 August 1572 the marriage of Marguerite and Navarre was celebrated in Paris. Four days later, Coligny was shot by an assassin from the window of a house owned by the Guise family. On the night of August 23, Charles IX apparently decided that since renewed civil war was inevitable, it was better to destroy the Huguenots in Paris than wait for open warfare. The result was a massacre the next day, the Feast of St. Bartholomew, in which Coligny was dragged from his bed and slaughtered together with several thousand Huguenots.

Actions

A. Turn against Coligny and let the Guises kill him

  • Stability -2
  • -2000 population in the capital province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • Start a war with Huguenots
  • Global revolt risk +6 for 240 months
  • Event 170176 - St. Bartholomew's Day for France will never fire

B. Bless the marriage and keep the peace

C. Endorse Coligny's war policy

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform
  • Event 169002 - Queen Margot for Huguenots has already occurred
  • None of the following must occur:
    • France and Huguenots are at war
    • Huguenots exists

Will happen within 0 days of August 24, 1572
Checked again every 0 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after August 25, 1572)
unless prevented by
Action A, B, C of 170107 - St. Bartholomew's Day for France

Description

On 18 August 1572 the marriage of Marguerite and Navarre was celebrated in Paris. Four days later, Coligny was shot by an assassin from the window of a house owned by the Guise family. On the night of August 23, Charles IX apparently decided that since renewed civil war was inevitable, it was better to destroy the Huguenots in Paris than wait for open warfare. The result was a massacre the next day, the Feast of St. Bartholomew, in which Coligny was dragged from his bed and slaughtered together with several thousand Huguenots.

Actions

A. Turn against Coligny and let the Guises kill him

  • Stability -2
  • -2000 population in the capital province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Global revolt risk +6 for 240 months
  • Event 170107 - St. Bartholomew's Day for France will never fire

B. Endorse Coligny's war policy

  • Start a war with Spain
  • +100 relations with England
  • +100 relations with Netherlands
  • -200 relations with Austria
  • -200 relations with Papal States
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • Change religion to catholic
  • Global revolt risk +4 for 444 months
  • Event 170107 - St. Bartholomew's Day for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Aristocracy is at 6 or higher

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1576
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1596)

Description

Jean Bodin (or Baudin or Bodinus) was a 16th Century French jurist, natural law philosopher and precursor of Mecantilism. He had a varied and insatiable intellectual curiosity, reading practically everything he could get his hands on. Bodin noticed that clipping, debasement and imports of silver had a common feature: they all increased the amount of money relative to goods. Consequently, Bodin put forth what is generally acknowledged as one of the first statements of the Quantity Theory of Money, detailing the relationship between price levels and the money supply, generally speaking. In 1576-7, Bodin served as a delegate of the Third Estate in the Estates-General of Blois. Bodin threw his political lot in with Michel d'Hôpital, whose politiques faction was trying to construct a ''third way'' between the extremists of the Catholic Holy League and the Calvinist Union. Bodin urged for negotiations with the Calvinists rather than resumption of the religious wars and he opposed the sale of the monarchy's lands to raise funds for any such endeavor. It was during the height of his active political involvement that Bodin composed his celebrated Six Books (1576), wherein he expounded his famous theory of sovereignty, which were in many ways consonant with the political positions he had expounded at the Estates-General.

Actions

A. A great intellectual!

  • Mercantilism +1
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +500

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform
  • Huguenots exists
  • The following must not occur:
    • France and Huguenots are at war

Will happen within 10 days of May 6, 1576
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1580)

Description

Charles IX died in 1574 and was succeeded by his brother, the former duke of Anjou, as Henri III. Unable to solve the intractable problem of the Huguenots by force, the new King tried conciliation by issuing the Edict of Beaulieu, better known as the Peace of Monsieur because contemporaries assumed it had been forced on the King by the duke of Alencon (who, as the King's younger brother, was referred to as Monsieur). For the first time in the religious wars Huguenots were allowed free and public exercise of their religion, and eight fortified towns were placed under Huguenot control. However, the peace caused widespread indignation among Catholics, who viewed it as royal capitulation to the Huguenots. Some of them decided to oppose its implementation and to set up defensive leagues, similar in structure to the Huguenot 'state-within-a-state' in existence since the early 1560s. Instead of peace, Henri's policy led to more warfare, and in place of one grave threat to the French monarchy, created two.

Actions

A. Proclaim the edict

  • +100 relations with Huguenots
  • Stability -2
  • Cede Gascogne to Huguenots
  • Cede Béarn to Huguenots
  • Cede Vendée to Huguenots
  • Cede Poitou to Huguenots
  • Cede Guyenne to Huguenots

B. Appease the Catholics

  • Stability +2
  • Change religion to counterreform
  • Break royal marriage with Huguenots
  • Start a war with Huguenots
  • -100 relations with Huguenots
  • -100 relations with England
  • -100 relations with Netherlands
  • +100 relations with Spain
  • +100 relations with Papal States
  • Global revolt risk +6 for 60 months
  • Cede Maine to Huguenots
  • Cede Berri to Huguenots
  • Event 170181 - The Estates-General of Blois for France will never fire
  • Event 170182 - The Estates-General of Blois for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170108 - The Edict of Beaulieu for France has already occurred
  • Huguenots exists
  • The following must not occur:
    • Innovativeness is at 7 or higher
  • Aristocracy is at 3 or higher

Will happen within 15 days of November 11, 1576
Checked again every 15 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1577)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170182 - The Estates-General of Blois for France
Action B of 170108 - The Edict of Beaulieu for France

Description

In 1576, the Estates-General of Blois were held as promised by Henri III in the Edict of Beaulieu. Of focal importance at the meeting of the Estates was acceptance of the policy of religious unity. Unfortunately, the Catholics at the meeting were unwilling to accept the tolerant policy of the King. Having expected the worst, the Huguenots raised the flag of rebellion. Although warfare would be short, a new period of virtual anarchy in the provinces began.

Actions

A. What a waste...

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170108 - The Edict of Beaulieu for France has already occurred
  • None of the following must occur:
    • Innovativeness is at 7 or higher
    • Huguenots exists
  • Aristocracy is at 3 or higher

Will happen within 15 days of November 11, 1576
Checked again every 15 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1577)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170181 - The Estates-General of Blois for France
Action B of 170108 - The Edict of Beaulieu for France

Description

In 1576, the Estates-General of Blois were held as promised by Henri III in the Edict of Beaulieu. Of focal importance at the meeting of the Estates was acceptance of the policy of religious unity. Unfortunately, the Catholics at the meeting were unwilling to accept the tolerant policy of the King. Having expected the worst, the Huguenots raised the flag of rebellion. Although warfare would be short, a new period of virtual anarchy in the provinces began.

Actions

A. What a waste...

France — Not random

Will happen on October 2, 1580

Description

Montaigne is a great French Renaissance thinker who took himself as the great object of study in his Essays. In studying himself Montaigne is studying mankind. He attempted to weigh or 'assay' his nature, habits, his own opinions and those of others. He is searching for truth by reflecting on his readings, his travels as well as his experiences both public and private.
The Renaissance was also a period of expanding horizons, and one in which there was a vast increase in knowledge of the world and its inhabitants. At the same time Europeans were recovering Latin culture and a much more complete grasp of Greek literature, Science was developing.
New horizons made previous truths seem wrong or parochial. These discoveries provided Montaigne and other skeptics with a treasure chest of new facts which they used to increase our sense of relativity of all man's beliefs about himself and the world in which he lives.

Actions

A. Publication of his 'Essais'

  • Innovativeness +1

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1584
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1584)

Description

During the civil war, both sides printed enormous amounts of currency indisriminately. The inflation caused by this practice was staggering.

Actions

A. Sacredieu!

  • +10% inflation

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Huguenots exists
    • State religion is protestant
    • State religion is reformed
  • The following must not occur:
    • French Catholics exists

Will happen within 30 days of June 11, 1584
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after October 24, 1588)

Description

In June 1584 the King's younger brother and heir appararent the duke of Anjou died, and with him died the hope many Frenchman had placed on his succession to the throne. Henri III had no son and was unlikely ever to have one. This left Henri of Navarre as heir, thereby raising the spectre that the next King of France might be a heretic. In September 1584 Henri duke of Guise and his brothers the duke of Mayenne and the Cardinal of Guise met at Nancy and founded league to keep Navarre off the throne. Philip II signed a treaty with the new League, and military operations began at once. By the end of the year, much of north and central France was under Guise control, and France was once again at war.

Actions

A. The Catholic League

  • Grant independence to French Catholics
  • Event 172001 - The Catholic League for French Catholics is triggered immediately
  • +100 relations with Huguenots
  • Stability -2

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
  • Huguenots exists

Will happen within 30 days of June 11, 1584
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 24, 1588)

Description

Henri III found himself in a delicate position. He could agree to the demands of the League and renew hostilities against his likely heir, or he could act against the League. Doing the latter was particularly dangerous as it would mark him as an enemy of the Catholic League, which held significant sway over the Kingdom.

Actions

A. Obey the League

  • Start a war with Huguenots
  • Change religion to counterreform
  • +100 relations with French Catholics

B. Resist the League

  • Stability -4
  • +100 relations with Huguenots
  • -200 relations with French Catholics
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts

France — Not random

Conditions

  • French Catholics exists
  • Control Ile de France
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Normandie
    • Own Orléanais
    • Own Auvergne
    • Own Limousin

Will happen within 10 days of May 12, 1588
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1588)

Description

On May 12th, Henri of Guise entered the capital, in spite of the fact that he had been ordered away by Henri III. In an effort to preserve his power, the King had hired 4,000 Swiss guards to be deployed throughout Paris. Fearing that the troops were being placed for another royal massacre, public support for the Catholic League soared. Although Henri was in the position to arrest Guise and the leaders of the League, he prevaricated and lost the initiative. Frightened by shouts of 'Long live the duke of Guise' from while in the palace, Henri decided to abandon Paris. The revolution in Paris was made complete as Guise and the Sixteen (the Catholic League organization of Paris) supervised the takeover of nearly every major institution in the city. All the gates of the city were eventually secured and the Sixteen made it clear that no one was to leave or enter without express command of the new revolutionary government. Henri III was no longer master of his capital or the institutions of the government within. In July of 1588, Henri III signed the Edict of Union and was forced to recognize nearly all the demands of Guise and the Sixteen. The Cardinal of Bourbon was to be his rightful heir and he was forced to recognize the legitimacy of the revolutionary government in Paris. Henri was to never step foot in Paris, again.

Actions

A. Henri III is a fool

  • Stability -2
  • Move capital to Limousin
  • Move capital to Auvergne
  • Move capital to Orléanais
  • Move capital to Normandie
  • Clear flag "[Lowlands]"
  • Global revolt risk +4 for 12 months
  • Cede Ile de France to French Catholics
  • Event 172007 - Day of Barricades for French Catholics is triggered immediately

France — Not random

Conditions

  • French Catholics exists
  • None of the following must occur:
    • Control Ile de France
    • Own Normandie
    • Own Orléanais
    • Own Auvergne
    • Own Limousin

Will happen within 10 days of May 12, 1588
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1588)

Description

On May 12th, Henri of Guise entered the capital, in spite of the fact that he had been ordered away by Henri III. In an effort to preserve his power, the King had hired 4,000 Swiss guards to be deployed throughout Paris. Fearing that the troops were being placed for another royal massacre, public support for the Catholic League soared. Although Henri was in the position to arrest Guise and the leaders of the League, he prevaricated and lost the initiative. Frightened by shouts of 'Long live the duke of Guise' from while in the palace, Henri decided to abandon Paris. The revolution in Paris was made complete as Guise and the Sixteen (the Catholic League organization of Paris) supervised the takeover of nearly every major institution in the city. All the gates of the city were eventually secured and the Sixteen made it clear that no one was to leave or enter without express command of the new revolutionary government. Henri III was no longer master of his capital or the institutions of the government within. In July of 1588, Henri III signed the Edict of Union and was forced to recognize nearly all the demands of Guise and the Sixteen. The Cardinal of Bourbon was to be his rightful heir and he was forced to recognize the legitimacy of the revolutionary government in Paris. Henri was to never step foot in Paris, again.

Actions

A. Henri III is a fool

  • Stability -2
  • Global revolt risk +6 for 12 months
  • The capital province revolts
  • The capital province revolts
  • Event 172012 - Day of Barricades for French Catholics is triggered immediately

France — Not random

Will happen within 10 days of December 23, 1588
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 2, 1589)

Description

In May 1588, the Wars of Religion in France entered its final chapter. The people of Paris, under the influence of the League preachers, were becoming dissatisfied with Henri III and his failure to suppress the Protestants. To be a moderate Catholic was almost as bad as being a heretic to the Leaguers and a popular uprising on the streets of Paris caused Henri III to flee the city. The Catholic League took complete control of the government, welcomed Guise to the city and pressed for a meeting of the Estates-General where they could propose the Cardinal de Bourbon as heir to the crown. There was even a fear that Henri III would be forced to abdicate and that the people might proclaim Guise King. On Christmas Eve in 1588, when Guise was at Blois for the meetings, Henri III invited him to his quarters for some discussion. When he entered, the doors were bolted and although he struggled heroically, he was killed. The same fate was visited on his brother, the Cardinal de Guise. But the younger brother, the Duc of Mayenne, remained alive and became the new leader of the League. Enraged by the treachery of the King, formerly moderate towns rushed to join the League.

Actions

A. He is dead

  • Stability -3
  • Global revolt risk +4 for 12 months
  • The capital province revolts
  • The capital province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • -300 relations with French Catholics
  • Cede Picardie to French Catholics
  • Cede Caux to French Catholics
  • Cede Bourgogne to French Catholics
  • Cede Berri to French Catholics
  • Cede Maine to French Catholics
  • Cede Vendée to French Catholics
  • Cede Poitou to French Catholics
  • Cede Guyenne to French Catholics
  • Event 172008 - The Assassination of Henri of Guise for French Catholics is triggered immediately

France — Not random

Will happen on August 3, 1589

Description

During a siege of Paris using the combined forces of Henri III and Henri of Navarre, a Catholic monk assassinated Henri III. The King's bodyguards immediately threw themselves at Henri of Navarre's feet and swore fealty to him. The Catholic League responded by proclaiming Cardinal de Bourbon the true King of France. But Henri surprised everyone by abjuring Protestantism. Paris soon surrendered and his legitimacy soared. The Catholic League suffered continued defeats and eventually dispersed.

Actions

A. Assassination of Henri III

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 100 days of January 2, 1590
Checked again every 100 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1590)

Description

Following the horrible civil war, Henry needed to re-establish sources of royal funding. He enacted a variety of new funding measures and raised taxes, primarily levees.

Actions

A. Raise Levees

  • +200 gold
  • Stability -2

B. Sell offices and appointments instead

  • Aristocracy +1
  • Centralization -1
  • -1 base tax value in a random province
  • -1 base tax value in a random province

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 300 days of January 2, 1590
Checked again every 300 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1590)

Description

During the civil war, both sides printed enormous amounts of currency indisriminately. The inflation caused by this practice was staggering.

Actions

A. Morbleu!

  • -1 base tax value in a random province
  • -1 base tax value in a random province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • -1000 population in a random province
  • -1000 population in a random province

France — Not random

Will happen on July 16, 1592
unless prevented by
Action B of 285053 - Antonio Perez for Spain
Action B of 285054 - Rebellion in Aragon for Spain

Description

Antonio Perez was a Secretary General for Felipe II of Spain. Licencious and corrupt, yet extremely clever and efficient, his dealings finally caught up with him after he ordered the execution of a rival. Investigated and condemned for corruption and murder, he managed to escape to France, were he was well received by Henri IV. In his desire of revenge against Felipe, Antonio Perez treasoned his own country, helping Henri in his fights against Spain. He was even given a small army to invade Spain, but his army was massacred by the Spaniards after crossing the Pyrennes. After Henri was forced in 1598 to sign the peace of Vervins with Felipe due to economical difficulties, Antonio Perez lost his favour. He nevertheless continued writing libels against Felipe II, contributing to his black legend.

Actions

A. Use the information and attack

B. Now is not a good time

  • +25 relations with Spain

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Béarn
  • Control Béarn

Will happen within 5 days of August 3, 1593
Checked again every 5 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after May 15, 1610)
unless prevented by
Action A of 28015 - The Crown of France for French Catholics

Description

King Henri IV of Navarre had inherited the throne of France in August of 1589 following the assassination of Henri III. Due in large measure to Henri's dual Kingship in France and Navarre, French culture began to have great influence in the former Basque province of Béarn once stability returned at the close of the wars of religion.

Actions

A. Bien

  • Culture in Béarn changes to french

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • At least one of the following must occur:
      • The following must not occur:
        • Huguenots exists
      • The following must not occur:
        • French Catholics exists
    • All of the following must occur:
      • French Catholics is a vassal of France
      • At least one of the following must occur:
        • State religion is protestant
        • State religion is reformed
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Huguenots is a vassal of France
      • At least one of the following must occur:
        • State religion is catholic
        • State religion is counterreform
    • All of the following must occur:
      • French Catholics is a vassal of France
      • Huguenots is a vassal of France
    • Huguenots is a vassal of French Catholics
    • French Catholics is a vassal of Huguenots

Will happen within 30 days of September 2, 1595
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1610)
unless prevented by
Action A of 28014 - The Crown of France for Huguenots
Action A of 28015 - The Crown of France for French Catholics

Description

In September of 1595, Henri IV finally reached an agreement with Pope Clement VIII about his return to the Catholic faith. In return for Clement VIII's absolution, Henri was to recognize the insufficiency of his abjuration, publish the decrees of the Council of Trent, restore Catholicism in Béarn, and appoint only Catholics to high office.

Actions

A. Paris is worth a mass

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 5 days of September 2, 1595
Checked again every 5 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after February 2, 1610)

Description

After the absolution of Clement VIII, Henri was faced with the task of rebuilding a shattered and impoverished Kingdom.

Actions

A. At last!

  • Stability +2
  • Move capital to Ile de France
  • Clear flag "[Lowlands]"

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Aristocracy is at 6 or higher

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1596
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1596)

Description

In 1596, Henri IV convinced the Assembly of Notables to approve a supplementary tax. A new imposition, called the Paulette, permitted officeholders, through an annual payment to the throne, to assure that their office would remain in the hands of their heirs. This gave the most wealthy nobles of France a greater stake in the monarchy and thus improved internal stability.

Actions

A. Institute the tax

  • Aristocracy +1
  • Centralization -1
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • Stability +2

B. We don't need it

  • Aristocracy -1
  • Serfdom -1
  • Stability -2

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on April 13, 1598

Description

In 1598, Henry's Edict of Nantes made Catholicism the official religion of France. But it also granted the nation's two million Protestants religious freedom. Huguenots now had the right to worship at home, to hold religious services, and establish schools in specified towns.

Actions

A. Issue the Edict

  • Stability +2
  • Innovativeness +1

B. No. Heresy cannot be allowed

  • Stability -2
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Innovativeness -1
  • +2 missionaries
  • Event 285277 - Peace of Vervins for Spain will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Gaspésie
    • Own Acadie
    • Own Nova Scotia

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1599
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after July 4, 1608)

Description

The first French attempt at colonization in Canada took place around 1540, after the discoveries of Cartier and under the direction of Roberval. Badly organized, this attempt was a total failure and, in the middle of the Wars of Religion, France did not launch any more expedition before the end of the XVI century. Historically, the paternity of the first serious establishments goes to Pierre Dugua de Monts and Pierre Chauvin de Tonnetuit who founded respectively Port-Royal (1605) and the trading post of Tadoussac (1599).

Actions

A. A foothold on the continent!

  • Micmac will be considered a national province
  • Gaspésie will be considered a national province
  • Acadie will be considered a national province
  • Nova Scotia will be considered a national province
  • Isle Royale will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 40 days of January 1, 1600
Checked again every 40 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1609)
unless prevented by
Action B of 12021 - The Angevin inheritance of Naples for France
Action A, B of 12037 - The Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis for France
Action C of 170043 - The Treaty of Granada for France
Action B of 170156 - The Habsburg-Valois struggle for supremacy for France

Description

The ambitious plan of King Charles VIII to claim the inheritance of the crown of Naples has been finally realized. Even if based on a weak claim through the testament in which Charles IV Duke of Anjou bequeathed the throne of Naples to King Louis XI, his cousin and Charles' father, French military presence in those Italian territories stretching from the southern border of Papal States downwards as much as Papal assent to current situation on condition to rule Naples as a fief under His Holyness' suzerainty, now legitimate us to have public acknowledgment of the possession of Naples in spite of any Spanish resentment.

Actions

A. Naples is fully Angevin

  • Napoli will be considered a national province
  • Apulia will be considered a national province
  • +25 relations with Papal States
  • -50 relations with Spain
  • -50 relations with Austria

B. Don't interfere with Spanish interests

  • -5 victory points
  • -25 relations with Papal States
  • +25 relations with Spain
  • +25 relations with Austria

France — Not random

Will happen within 360 days of January 2, 1602
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1602)

Description

Following the end of the religious civil war, Henri IV needed a strong finance minister to invigorate the economy and return wealth to the royal coffers. The man chosen for the office was Maximilien de Béthune, a shrewd and arrogant duke of Sully. The son of a prosperous Protestant family, Béthune was looked down upon by the nobility. Henri IV appointed him anyway.

Actions

A. Appoint Maximilien de Béthune

B. Appoint a Noble

  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +2 for 48 months
  • Aristocracy +1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Stadacone has been discovered by Europeans
    • Bas St-Laurent has been discovered by Europeans
    • Saguenay has been discovered by Europeans
  • None of the following must occur:
    • Own Carolina
    • Own Delaware

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1603
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1611)
unless prevented by
Action A, B, C of 170252 - Samuel de Champlain and the Hurons for France

Description

Samuel de Champlain was sent by a man named Aymar de Clermont who had been given the privilege to establish a fur trading company by the King of France. During his travels Samuel de Champlain made friends with the Indians. He spent time with the Algonquin and Huron Indians exploring the area.

Actions

A. Let us befriend the Hurons

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Stadacone has been discovered by Europeans
    • Bas St-Laurent has been discovered by Europeans
    • Saguenay has been discovered by Europeans
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Carolina
    • Own Delaware
  • The following must not occur:

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1603
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1611)
unless prevented by
Action A of 3115 - Samuel de Champlain and the Hurons for France

Description

Samuel de Champlain was sent by a man named Aymar de Clermont who had been given the privilege to establish a fur trading company by the King of France. During his travels Samuel de Champlain made friends with the Indians. He spent time with the Algonquin and Huron Indians exploring the area.

Actions

A. Let us befriend the Hurons

B. Let us befriend the Cherokees

C. Let us befriend the Iroquois

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is protestant
    • State religion is reformed

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1605
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1609)

Description

The Holy Roman Empire had a fragile balance, split between 10 major and nearly 400 minor states and principalities, as well as two opposing religions. The power of the Emperor was quite limited beyond his direct domains and the erratic and inconsistent behavior of some of them as Rudolph II, such increased frictions. In 1608, the Protestant city of Donauwerth refused Catholics the right to practice their cult and was banned from the Empire. As a reaction, most German Protestant states formed the Evangelic Union to defend their freedom.

Actions

A. Prepare to Join

  • +150 relations with Brandenburg
  • +150 relations with Hanover
  • +150 relations with Hesse
  • +150 relations with Palatinate
  • +150 relations with Saxony
  • +150 relations with Holstein
  • +100 relations with Cleves
  • +50 relations with Cologne
  • +50 relations with Bavaria
  • -100 relations with Papal States
  • -100 relations with Spain
  • -150 relations with Austria

B. Stay Neutral

  • -100 relations with Brandenburg
  • -100 relations with Hanover
  • -100 relations with Hesse
  • -100 relations with Palatinate
  • -100 relations with Saxony
  • +50 relations with Papal States

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1607
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1609)

Description

The German Catholic states felt threatened by the 1608 creation of the Evangelic Union of their northern Protestant neighbors, following the Donauwerth exclusion from the Empire. Feeling the urge to unite, they regrouped into a Catholic League that same year. The stage was set for the Thirty Years War.

Actions

A. Stay Neutral

  • +50 relations with Brandenburg
  • +50 relations with Hanover
  • +50 relations with Hesse
  • +50 relations with Palatinate
  • +50 relations with Saxony
  • -50 relations with Bavaria
  • -50 relations with Cleves
  • -50 relations with Cologne
  • -100 relations with Austria

B. Prepare to Join

  • -150 relations with Brandenburg
  • -150 relations with Hanover
  • -150 relations with Hesse
  • -150 relations with Palatinate
  • -150 relations with Saxony
  • -150 relations with Holstein
  • +50 relations with Cleves
  • +100 relations with Cologne
  • +100 relations with Bavaria
  • +150 relations with Papal States
  • +100 relations with Spain
  • +100 relations with Austria

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Stadacone
    • Own Shawinigan
    • Own Hochelaga

Will happen within 30 days of July 4, 1608
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 26, 1635)

Description

After the establishments on the Eastern coasts of Canada, the explorers were still seeking a better located and better suited site in order to create a viable dwelling. Thus their attention was held by the site of Stadacona located at a point of contraction of the St. Lawrence, thus making it possible to control the use of the river. Historically and under the protection of Pierre Dugua de Monts, Samuel de Champlain founded this 'dwelling' in 1608. Once this base was solidified, Champlain began to discover the neighbourhoods and went to the Great Lakes.

Actions

A. We will seriously settle here...

  • Oshawa will be considered a national province
  • Huron will be considered a national province
  • Ticonderoga will be considered a national province
  • Adirondak will be considered a national province
  • Megantic will be considered a national province
  • Hochelaga will be considered a national province
  • Ottawa will be considered a national province
  • Laurentia will be considered a national province
  • Shawinigan will be considered a national province
  • Stadacone will be considered a national province
  • Bas St-Laurent will be considered a national province
  • Micmac will be considered a national province
  • Gaspésie will be considered a national province
  • Acadie will be considered a national province
  • Nova Scotia will be considered a national province
  • Isle Royale will be considered a national province
  • Saguenay will be considered a national province
  • Manicouagan will be considered a national province
  • Sebago will be considered a national province
  • Anticosti will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Will happen within 360 days of January 1, 1611
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1611)

Description

Marie de' Medici was married to Henri in 1600. After his assassination in 1610 she became regent for her son Louis XIII. Soon she reversed the policies set by her husband. She allied with the pious party and the Catholics to the detriment of Protestants, and fired Sully who was Minister of Finance. She placed her trust in Concino Conini, who was appointed Prime Minister, and in his wife, Leonora Galigaï, two intriguers who came from Florence as she did. Soon, Concini was hated by the great nobles because of his lack of competence and the favours that he gained without any merit. Quickly, the nobles didn't obey anymore and openly rebelled with the Prince of Condé at their head.

Actions

A. Appoint Concini Prime Minister

  • Global revolt risk +4 for 36 months
  • Aristocracy -1
  • +100 relations with Tuscany
  • +50 relations with Spain
  • +50 relations with Papal States
  • Event 170087 - The coup d'etat of Louis XIII for France will never fire

B. Appoint Condé to the head of the royal council

France — Not random

Will happen on May 14, 1614
unless prevented by
Action B of 170084 - The regency of Marie de' Medici for France

Description

After the appointment of Concini to the head of the royal council, the noble and the princes of blood, especially dissatisfied, had left the court. The Kingdom was agitated by various factions composed, either of the remains of the League, or of the Protestants' party. Those, anxious of the pro-catholic attitude of the Queen and Concini, were again agitated and there were several disorders in the Kingdom. At the same time, the prince of Condé, in the name of the nobility, asked for the convocation of the General Estates. The regent, overwhelmed and whom the power was not assured, preferred to negotiate with the nobles. Thus, the treaty of Sainte Ménéhould was signed on May 14, 1614 in which Marie de' Medici bought the Greats of the Kingdom with the money of the Florentine bankers: 450.000 ecus were given to Condé, 300.000 to the duke of Mayenne, 100.000 to the duke of Longueville, Brittany to the duke of Vendôme, Mézières to the duke of Nevers like several other estates to the other nobles...

Actions

A. Pay for the peace

  • Stability +2
  • -400 gold
  • Aristocracy +3
  • Centralization -1
  • -1 base tax value in Armor
  • -1 base tax value in Bretagne
  • -1 base tax value in Morbihan
  • -1 base tax value in Champagne

B. The nobles won't impose their will

  • Stability -2
  • Global revolt risk +4 for 35 months
  • Centralization +1
  • Aristocracy -1
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Henri II de Condé (Louis XIII) ° is active

Will happen within 330 days of April 24, 1617
Checked again every 330 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after March 30, 1618)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170084 - The regency of Marie de' Medici for France

Description

Louis XIII was steered clear of the business of the Kingdom and grew alone and isolated. Treated as a weak and sickly child by the clique of Concini, the young King could work out a plan of seizure of power with the advice of Luynes. Considering that the situation was ready, the King dismissed the Prince of Condé as well as the rest of the government and took alone the reins of the Kingdom.

Actions

A. Dismiss Condé

  • Monarch Louis XIII becomes active
  • Global revolt risk +3 for 24 months
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts

B. Get more involved but keep Condé as Prime Minister

  • Monarch Louis XIII becomes active
  • Stability +1
  • Aristocracy +1

France — Not random

Will happen on April 24, 1617
unless prevented by
Action B of 170084 - The regency of Marie de' Medici for France

Description

The power of the regency was fragile. Marie de' Medici and her favourite, Concini, were very unpopular, and Concini managed to bring down the anger of the King on himself. Concino Concini, with his wife, Leonora Galigaï, had great influence over the mother of the King, Marie de' Medici, who made him Marquis d'Ancre and Field Marshal, without ever having fought. Soon he brought down the hostility of the great nobles on himself. In April 24, 1617, Concini was assassinated by the Marquis of Vitry on the order of Louis XIII in the court of the Louvre. After his assassination, his wife, accused as a witch, was executed in July 8. The same day as the assassination of Concini, Louis XIII fired the ministers of the Concini, among whom was the Bishop of Luçon, future Cardinal Richelieu. On the order of the King, May 3, 1617, the Queen-Mother was put under house arrest in Blois, while the Bishop of Luçon was exiled in Avignon (April 7, 1618). Thus, the assassination of Concini constituted a true coup d'etat by force and marked the beginning of the effective reign of Louis XIII.

Actions

A. I am the only one ruler!

  • Stability +1

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1618
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after October 28, 1658)

Description

After the success of the establishment in Quebec, the colonists wanted to push towards the Great Lakes in order to control the trade of the furs, to weave bonds with the Indian tribes and, perhaps, to find a passage towards the West. Historically, nominated for this mission by Samuel de Champlain, Jean Nicollet left Quebec and landed at Green Bay from where he explored nowadays Wisconsin and Michigan.

Actions

A. Furs everywhere!

  • Erie will be considered a national province
  • Hindua will be considered a national province
  • Wisconsin will be considered a national province
  • Oskosh will be considered a national province
  • Michilimakinak will be considered a national province
  • Detroit will be considered a national province
  • Irondekoit will be considered a national province
  • Niagara will be considered a national province
  • Sault will be considered a national province
  • Oswego will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Will happen on August 7, 1620

Description

After the assassination of Concini, Louis XIII gave the power to the one who helped him at the time, Charles of Albert, Duke of Luynes. Appointed constable by the King, he cumulated the powers and the honors despite the bad decisions he took in royal council, which displeased quickly the great lords of the Kingdom. The lords approached the Queen-mother, Marie de' Medici, confined in Blois. She was rescued from it by the Duke of Epernon on February 22, 1619. In 1620, Marie de' Medici led the revolt of the lords against the King, especially the dukes of Vendome (half-brothers of the King), the duke of Montmorency and the Duke of Rohan. The rebel forces met the royal armies led by Louis XIII himself at Ponts-de-Cé on August 7, 1620, where they were fully destroyed. With the advice of the bishop of Luçon (Richelieu) and from fear of seeing his mother continuing to plot, the King accepted his return to the court of France. Ten years later, Marie de' Médici will try once again to take the power back to Richelieu at the time of the Day of Dupes, but she will fail and be exiled.

Actions

A. The lords and the Queen-mother should cede!

  • Stability +1
  • Centralization +1
  • Maine revolts
  • Poitou revolts
  • A random province revolts

B. Let the Queen-mother go back to the court

  • Aristocracy +1
  • Centralization -2

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Navarre exists
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Béarn
    • Own Navarra

Will happen within 30 days of March 2, 1622
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after March 2, 1623)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170083 - Cardinal's Appointment for France

Description

In the reign of King Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu decided to suppress Protestant political privileges. An uprising (1621-22) against the introduction of Catholicism in Béarn was put down by Richelieu, and the Protestants lost all the strongholds given to them under the Edict of Nantes, except Montauban and La Rochelle.

Actions

A. Crush them!

  • Béarn revolts
  • Béarn revolts
  • Navarra revolts
  • Navarra revolts
  • Stability +1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Centralization is at 5 or higher
  • Aristocracy is at 6 or higher

Will happen within 360 days of August 5, 1622
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after August 5, 1623)

Description

The immediate issue was the French Protestants' struggle for freedom of worship and the right of establishment. Of equal importance, however, was the struggle for power between the crown and the great nobles and the rivalry among the great nobles themselves for the control of the King.

Actions

A. Crush this State-within-the-State

  • Centralization +1
  • Innovativeness -1
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • Global revolt risk +1 for 240 months
  • Stability +1

B. Try a Tolerant Policy of Reconciliation

  • Innovativeness +1
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • A random province revolts
  • Stability -2
  • Event 12063 - Siege of La Rochelle for France will never fire

France — Not random

Will happen on April 29, 1624

Description

Ever since the Concordat of Bologna, the French King has been responsible for clerical appointments. In 1622, the office of Cardinal was vacated and the King appointed a new cardinal. The man chosen was Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, an advocate of centralized state power and a favourite of Louis XIII. In a first time, Richelieu rallied with Marie de Medici' when she was regent and was Secretary of State at the Interior and at the War but was banned from his bishopric when Louis took the power and the assassination of Concini. His appointment was opposed by the nobles who wanted a more conservative Cardinal. However, it was his appointment to the royal council which provoked the most violent opposition in 1624. Despite having relationships of conflict with Louis XIII who disliked him, Richelieu would always have his political confidence.

Actions

A. Appoint Richelieu

  • Stability -1
  • Monarch's administrative skill +2 for 223 months
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +2 for 223 months
  • Monarch's military skill +1 for 223 months
  • Set flag [Richelieu] for events

B. Appease Nobles with an another candidate

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform
  • Flag [Richelieu] is set
  • Own Poitou

Will happen within 360 days of March 2, 1626
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after March 2, 1627)
unless prevented by
Action B of 3121 - War of Religion in France for France

Description

From 1534 La Rochelle served as a centre of Calvinism in France. In 1573 the city successfully withstood the siege of Duke d'Anjou, brother of Charles IX, and remained a stronghold of Huguenots in France. However, the alliance of the city with the English proved to be too much for Louis XIII and Richelieu, who decided that political independence of Huguenots is menacing to the French crown. The siege of La Rochelle (August 5, 1627 - October 28, 1628), which reduced the population of the city from 18,000 to 5,000 people, terminated with a capitulation, which put an end to the political aspirations of the Calvinistic minority in France.

Actions

A. Crush them!

  • Poitou revolts
  • Poitou revolts
  • Poitou revolts
  • Stability +1
  • Event 12064 - Bassompierre for France is triggered immediately

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Richelieu] is set
  • Country has at least 15 non-colonial provinces

Will happen within 360 days of January 1, 1629
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1629)

Description

The Michau code was called from Michel of Marillac who was Minister of Justice under Louis XIII. He wrote, at the request of Richelieu, an ordinance which compiled all the reforms begun by the General Estates and the various Parlements since 1614 and which was a synthesis of more than four hundred texts of laws. Marillac fell in disgrace after the Day of Dupes but its code remained in application. The laws included in the code touched all the fields of the public life: policy, legal, economic and military. Among the most important applications of these laws, we can note the authorization granted to the nobles to practise the trade without strip of, which allowed, with the application of commercial taxes on the foreign merchants, to favour the French trade. In order to protect this trade, the code proposed the creation of a permanent war navy of dedicated to the protection of the sea trade ways. The taxation was also re-examined by a reform of the collection of the taxes and the reduced way of life of the court. In order to reduce the expenditure, several useless fortresses were destroyed. But on the other hand, the military expenditure was increased and a military regulation payment fixed the pays according to the rank and the conditions of quartering of the soldiers. The code allowed also the ennoblement of the commoners, which caused a social upheaval. Another aspect of the code was the reinforcement of the laws allowing the control of publishing books and printing works, allowing to the King a more thorough censorship. The code also prohibited constitution in association or league to the subjects of the King. This code set up the foundations for a strong and centralized state whose Louis XIV was going to push the expression to the maximum...

Actions

A. Accept the new code

  • Gain 2 warships in a random province
  • Gain 3 galleys in the same province
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +2000
  • Land tech investment: +1500
  • Trade tech investment: +1000
  • Mercantilism +2
  • Centralization +1
  • Serfdom +1
  • +5 merchants
  • -250 gold
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • Fortress level in a random province -1
  • Fortress level in a random province -1
  • Fortress level in a random province -1

B. Reject the code

  • Mercantilism -1
  • Centralization -2
  • Aristocracy +1
  • +150 gold

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Richelieu] is set

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1629
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1629)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170083 - Cardinal's Appointment for France

Description

Richelieu divided France into 32 districts or generalites, organizing and extending the Kings authority. Officials called intendants governed each district, overseen by the King's council and ultimately responsible to the King himself.

Actions

A. Excellent!

  • Centralization +1
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Richelieu] is set

Will happen within 60 days of June 1, 1629
Checked again every 60 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after August 30, 1629)

Description

The Prime Minister of Louis XIII, Richelieu, was a man hated by the nobility because he reduced the privileges of this nobility. He particularly forbid the duels, favored the local middle-class or the recently established nobility of the merchants, and destroyed several fortresses owned by the Greats. In 1626, Louis XIII wished that his brother, Gaston, then heir of the Kingdom, marries one of the most beautiful matches of France, Marie de Bourbon, princess of Montpensier. The purpose of this marriage was to control the order of succession as Louis didn't have a direct heir. This marriage had been thought of by Richelieu. Thus, various interests of the nobles and all the hatreds against Richelieu gathered around Gaston, so a party 'of the aversion to the marriage' was born. The duchess of Chevreuse, the Queen, Marie de' Médici and the half-brothers of the King, the princes de Vendôme, pressed Gaston to leave the court and rebel against the King. The lover of the duchess of Chevreuse, the count de Chalais was supposed to assassinate Richelieu by claiming a quarrel. Because of internal dissensions, the plot was quickly discovered. The King and Richelieu immediately reacted and arrested the conspirators. The princes de Vendôme were imprisoned, the duchess of Chevreuse exiled in Lorraine, and Gaston had to yield to the will of the King and marry Marie de Bourbon nevertheless, gaining the duchy of Orleans. Only the count de Chalais was executed by decapitation, because he was the only participant not to belong to the royal family or to its entourage. Although not very serious, this conspiracy showed the increasing opposition of the nobles to the policy of Richelieu.

Actions

A. Execute this traitor but but forgive Gaston, my only heir

  • Stability +1
  • Aristocracy -1

B. Gaston is right: dismiss Richelieu

C. Execute all the participants to this conspiracy, included my brother!

France — Not random

Will happen within 360 days of January 2, 1630
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1631)

Description

Lemonade is invented in Paris as sugar imported from the West Indies drops in price.

Actions

A. How Refreshing!

  • Infrastructure tech investment: +5

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Richelieu] is set

Will happen on November 30, 1630
unless prevented by
Action B of 170083 - Cardinal's Appointment for France
Action B, C of 170089 - The conspiracy of Chalais for France

Description

One of the most conservative Catholic nobles, a royal minister, briefly turned the King against Richelieu. Marie de Medici, returned from brief disgrace, tried to convince her son to dismiss the cagey cardinal. The Day of Dupes followed, which amounted to little more than a high stakes family shouting match between Marie de Medici, Louis XIII, and Richelieu. Marie left thinking she had won, only to awake the next morning to find the King had ordered her exile.

Actions

A. Support Richelieu

  • Aristocracy -2
  • +30 relations with Sweden
  • +30 relations with Netherlands
  • +30 relations with Saxony
  • +30 relations with Palatinate
  • -30 relations with Austria
  • -30 relations with Spain

B. Support Marie de Medici

  • Aristocracy +1
  • -30 relations with Sweden
  • -30 relations with Netherlands
  • -30 relations with Saxony
  • -30 relations with Palatinate
  • +30 relations with Austria
  • +30 relations with Spain

C. Support Neither Side

  • Aristocracy +1
  • Stability -2
  • -20 relations with Sweden
  • -20 relations with Netherlands
  • -20 relations with Spain

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Richelieu] is set

Will happen within 360 days of May 30, 1631
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after May 30, 1632)
unless prevented by
Action B, C of 170089 - The conspiracy of Chalais for France

Description

Gaston of Orléans, brother of the King and heir of the Kingdom, called 'Monsieur', was hostile with the policies of Richelieu and had already taken part to the conspiracy of Chalais. Jealous of the many signs of respect and preference showed by the King to Richelieu, Gaston of Orleans deserted the court and took refuge in Lorraine then after in the Netherlands where he published a proclamation against the cardinal on May 30, 1631. Several nobles, upset to see Richelieu cut down gradually their privileges, supported Gaston. Among them was the duke of Lorraine and the duke of Montmorency, whose cousin had been executed on order of Richelieu and the King for having gone against the law on the duels three years before. The duke of Montmorency, then governor of Languedoc, stirred up the province against the King and Richelieu with the help of Gaston of Orleans. The troops of Montmorency were defeated in Castelnaudary on September 1, 1632 by the marshal of Schomberg. Montmorency was captured, sentenced to death and decapitated on the orders of Richelieu in Toulouse on October 30, 1632. Gaston of Orléans managed to flee in the Netherlands where he remained until 1634, date on which his brother forgave him.

Actions

A. Execute Montmorency

  • Stability +1
  • Centralization +1
  • Languedoc revolts
  • Languedoc revolts
  • Guyenne revolts

B. Dismiss Richelieu, I have too many problems with him

  • Stability -1
  • Aristocracy +1
  • Clear flag "[Richelieu]"
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 132 months
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 132 months
  • Monarch's military skill -1 for 132 months

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Richelieu] is set
  • At least one of the following must occur:
  • Austria exists
  • Franche-Comté is a national (core) province of Spain
  • None of the following must occur:
    • France and Spain are allied
    • France and Austria are allied

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1635
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1635)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170083 - Cardinal's Appointment for France
Action B of 3754 - The Threat to Protestantism in Germany for Sweden
Action B of 3196 - The Edict of Restitution for Austria

Description

Until 1635, France had played a minimal part in the Thirty Years War, limiting her involvements in diplomatic and political measures: financially supporting the Protestant cause against the Habsburg party in order to weaken his authority in the Empire or making short-lived military interventions in Northern Italy as to interrupt the military supply line between the Habsburg dominions of Spain and Austria. But in 1635 the Emperor and the German princes stipulated a peace treaty in Prague, with which the Protestant rulers were allowed to retain secularized bishoprics held by them in 1627, the enforcement of the Edict of Restitution was delayed for 40 years, the armies of the Emperor and of the German states were reunited to one imperial army and the German princes were forbidden to have alliances between them or with foreign powers. Since this treaty acknowledged the authority of the Habsburg party in the Empire and subsequently it renewed the threat for France of being surrounded at her borders, Cardinal Richelieu decided it was the moment for France to enter a preventive war against Spain and Austria. The religious character of the early war lost any real significance, from now on a struggle for the hegemony in Europe would take place.

Actions

A. Support the Protestants

  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Austria for 48 months
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Spain for 48 months
  • Artois will be considered a national province
  • Roussillon will be considered a national province
  • +100 relations with England
  • +100 relations with Netherlands
  • +100 relations with Sweden
  • Event 12066 - French Encirclement by the Habsburgs for Austria is triggered immediately
  • Event 12067 - French Encirclement by the Habsburgs for Spain is triggered immediately

B. Support the Catholics

  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Sweden for 48 months
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Netherlands for 48 months
  • +100 relations with Austria
  • +100 relations with Spain
  • Event 170231 - Bernard de Saxe-Weimar for France will never fire

C. Support Neither Side

  • +20 relations with England
  • +20 relations with Netherlands
  • +20 relations with Sweden
  • +20 relations with Austria
  • +20 relations with Spain
  • Event 170231 - Bernard de Saxe-Weimar for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Richelieu] is set
  • The following must not occur:
    • Flag [NoCollege] is set
  • The following must not occur:

Will happen on January 28, 1635
unless prevented by
Action A, B of 170179 - The French Academy for France

Description

On January 28, 1635, Richelieu signed the letters of licence which created a new institution: the French Academy. The cardinal was named ' father and protector' academy which counted 40 elected members at life (from where the ironic nickname of 'immortals' to the members). The institution had, and still has nowadays, for goal to give to the French language precise rules, to make it pure and comprehensible by all. The first task of the French Academy was to write a dictionary of which the first edition will be published in 1694. But the Academy had also the role of patron through the many literary prices which it organized. For Richelieu, it was a method of control on all the intellectual meetings, to attach the men of letters and to put them at the service of the state and the royal power.

Actions

A. Found the Academy

B. I need money

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Richelieu] is set
  • Flag [NoCollege] is set
  • The following must not occur:

Will happen on January 28, 1635
unless prevented by
Action A, B of 170093 - The French Academy for France

Description

On January 28, 1635, Richelieu signed the letters of licence which created a new institution: the French Academy. The cardinal was named ' father and protector' academy which counted 40 elected members at life (from where the ironic nickname of 'immortals' to the members). The institution had, and still has nowadays, for goal to give to the French language precise rules, to make it pure and comprehensible by all. The first task of the French Academy was to write a dictionary of which the first edition will be published in 1694. But the Academy had also the role of patron through the many literary prices which it organized. For Richelieu, it was a method of control on all the intellectual meetings, to attach the men of letters and to put them at the service of the state and the royal power.

Actions

A. Found the Academy

  • Stability +1
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +1000
  • Innovativeness +1
  • -250 gold
  • Event 170093 - The French Academy for France will never fire

B. I need money

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on September 6, 1635
unless prevented by
Action B, C of 12062 - French Encirclement by the Habsburgs for France

Description

Protestant General during the Thirty Years War, Bernard de Saxe-Weimar was one of the best captains of his time but also one of the cruellest. After his defeat at Nordlingen (1634) France proposed him, against a strong remuneration, to fight for her. He did it with talent in seizing Alsace among other actions.

Actions

A. He is welcome!

  • Leader B. de Saxe-Weimar becomes active
  • -50 gold

B. No, we are not interested in his services

  • Leader Bernhard becomes active

France — Not random

Will happen within 360 days of January 2, 1637
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1637)

Description

French mathematician scientist and philosopher René Descartes has been called the father of modern philosophy because he was one of the first to oppose scholastic Aristotelianism. He began by methodically doubting knowledge based on authority the senses and reason then found certainty in the intuition that when he is thinking he exists - this he expressed in the famous statement 'I think therefore I am.' Descartes developed a dualistic system in which he distinguished radically between mind the essence of which is thinking and matter the essence of which is extension in three dimensions.

Actions

A. OK

  • Innovativeness +1
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +50

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Monarch Louis XIII is active
    • Monarch Louis XIII is active
    • Monarch Anne d'Autriche (Louis XIV) is active

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1638
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1647)

Description

Introduced firstly in 1632 as the distinguishing banner of the French Royal Navy's high commander, the new Royal Standard was white with a semy of yellow fleur-de-lys and the shield of France placed in the middle. After 1638 it became the favourite Royal banner and since then it was hoisted on all French warships and fortresses. White was the color of he House of Bourbons, and it was the color of the Virgin Mary, to whom the Kingdom of France was consecrated by Louis XIII. But it was also the color of Joan of Arc, under whose banner the English were finally driven out of the Kingdom. Although King Henri IV was the first to start changing the golden-lilied blue flag for the white flag early in 1598, the blue field finally disappeared from French flags completely with Louis XIV.

Actions

A. Change the flag of both naval and land units

  • -5 gold
  • Flag graphics extension set to "Bourbon"

B. Keep the old flag of both naval and land units

  • -5 victory points

France — Not random

Will happen on March 30, 1640

Description

Created by Claude de Buillon's reform, the 'Louis d'or' transformed the french monetary system by symbolizing the Kingdom unification and by reorganizing the monetary balance. The King's picture on the coin symbolised power's centralization among the hand of an absolute monarch. The Louis d'or (a gold coin) replaced the franc which had been in circulation since Jean II of France.

There also existed a half-Louis coin (the demi-louis d'or), a two-Louis coin (the double louis d'or). Smaller values were available through a number of silver coins -- the écu (sometimes called the louis d'argent), also available in 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 écu denominations (60, 30 and 15 sols) -- and copper coins (sols and deniers).

The Louis d'or under Louis XIII had a dimension of +/- 25 mm, and a weight of 6.75 g. Recto: the King's head turned to the right with the motto 'LVD XIII DG - FR ET NAV REX' ('Louis XIII, King of France and Navarre by the grace of God'). Verso: the royal monogram (4 double 'L's surmounted by a crown with fleur de lis and the motto 'CHRS REGN VINC IMP' ('Christ reigns, defeats and commands').

Actions

A. Create it!

  • -50 gold
  • -1% inflation
  • Stability -1
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +500

B. We need stability

  • Infrastructure tech investment: -300
  • Stability +1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Richelieu] is set

Will happen on July 6, 1641

Description

Of all the revolts which regularly disturbed the ministry of the cardinal of Richelieu, that of the count de Soissons was probably the most dangerous because its failure was only due to the hazard of the war. This plot was supported by the duke of Bouillon, a great leader and prince of Sedan, by money and troops from the King of Spain and by Gaston of Orléans, the brother of the King. The duke of Bouillon and the count de Soissons raised troops and accepted the support of Spain, then invaded France. The plan of the conspirators envisaged to assassinate the cardinal and to incite the rebellion among the people of Paris. As soon as the Spanish army joined the forces of the conspirators, they engaged the troops of the King in battle near the Marfée. They gained a complete victory, crushing the royal army, but the death of the count of Soissons, killed in the battle by a shot in the head, made the victory useless to the ones who were dissatisfied. We don't truly know how the count of Soissons died, if he was killed by a sniper or if, more probably, he died of his own blunder, having the bad habits to raise his visor with the barrel of his gun. The duke of Bouillon submitted himself soon after to the King and kept the town of Sedan. He took part, a few months later, to another conspiracy and lost, definitively this time, the town of Sedan.

Actions

A. Fight these traitors

  • Stability -1
  • Artois revolts
  • Artois revolts
  • Champagne revolts
  • Champagne revolts
  • -100 relations with Spain

B. Accept the requests of the nobles and dismiss Richelieu

  • Clear flag "[Richelieu]"
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 18 months
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 18 months
  • Monarch's military skill -1 for 18 months
  • Centralization -1
  • Aristocracy +1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Richelieu] is set

Will happen on June 12, 1642
unless prevented by
Action B, C of 170089 - The conspiracy of Chalais for France

Description

The marquis of Cinq-Mars quickly became the King's favorite thanks to the support of Richelieu and, although from modest nobility, accepted the rank of great equerry for which he was called 'Monsieur le Grand'. His influence on the King was great, almost as much as Richelieu's. He hoped to reinforce his position at the court by marrying the richest heiress of the time, Marie of Gonzague, but her being adverse an opponent of Richelieu, the cardinal vetoed such an alliance. The marquis of Cinq-Mars was extremely heinous against Richelieu. He was then approached by several important nobles who couldn't bear any more Richelieu gradually depriving them of their rights and privileges. Thus a conspiracy was born with purpose of getting of Richelieu and joined together the duke of Orleans (the brother of the King), the Queen, Anne Austria, the marquis of Frontailles and the duke of Bouillon. They requested the help of Spain in war with France since 1635 and signed a treaty where Philippe IV provided the conspirators with 120.00 infantrymen, 6.000 cavalry and 400.000 ecus in exchange for a peace treaty where each one returned the conquered cities and where France gave its Swedish and German alliances up. The conspirators even envisaged to assassinate Richelieu. Nobody knows with certainty who betrayed the conspirators, but it was probably the Queen, Anne of Austria, who sought to protect her son, the future Louis XIV. On 12 June, informed of this plot, Richelieu warned the King who gave the order to arrest the traitors. Cinq-Mars was arrested as well as the brother of the King, the marquis of Frontailles fled abroad while the duke of Bouillon, trying to escape, was found in a barn full of hay. The duke of Bouilon and Gaston, the brother of the King, managed in clearing themselves but not Cinq-Mars who ended up on the scaffold on September 12, 1642. Richelieu had once again succeeded in overcoming his opponents but had alienated the remainder of the nobility even more.

Actions

A. Arrest the conspirators

  • Aristocracy -1
  • Stability -1
  • -100 relations with Spain

B. Arrest the conspirators and engage war against the country that financed them

  • Aristocracy -1
  • Stability -2
  • Break vassalization with Spain
  • -200 relations with Spain
  • Start a war with Spain

C. Trust in Cinq-Mars and dismiss Richelieu

  • Centralization -1
  • Aristocracy +1
  • Stability -2
  • Clear flag "[Richelieu]"
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 6 months
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 6 months
  • Monarch's military skill -1 for 6 months
  • +100 relations with Spain
  • Clear flag "[Richelieu]"

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Monarch Louis XIII is active
    • Monarch Louis XIII is active

Will happen on December 5, 1642

Description

After Richelieu's death, Mazarin was appointed by Louis XIII.

Actions

A. I want him

  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +4 for 6 months
  • Monarch's military skill -2 for 6 months
  • Set flag [Mazarin] for events

B. Appoint a noble!

  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +1 for 6 months
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 6 months

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Anne d'Autriche (Louis XIV) is active

Will happen on May 19, 1643

Description

After Louis XIII's death, Mazarin kept Queen Anne's confidence.

Actions

A. I want him

  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +2 for 132 months
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 132 months
  • Monarch's military skill +1 for 132 months
  • Set flag [Mazarin] for events

B. Appoint a noble!

  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +1 for 60 months
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 60 months

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 3900 - Creation of the Dutch Republic for Netherlands has already occurred
  • Flag [DutGenEst] is set
  • Holland is a national (core) province of France
  • None of the following must occur:
    • Own Friesen
    • Own Geldre
    • Own Holland
    • Own Zeeland
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Friesen is a national (core) province
    • Geldre is a national (core) province
    • Holland is a national (core) province
    • Zeeland is a national (core) province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Netherlands and France are at war

Will happen within 23 days of May 16, 1648
Checked again every 23 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after March 2, 1661)

Description

In 1648 the peace of Münster was signed between France and the Netherlands ending the 80 Years War. In the treaty France acknowledged the republic of the United Provinces as a free and independent state and affirmed the status quo that had been in existence for the past decade. This meant that France accepted the loss of ownership over the northern Netherlands.

Actions

A. We acknowledge the Dutch Republic

  • Friesen will no longer be considered a national province
  • Geldre will no longer be considered a national province
  • Holland will no longer be considered a national province
  • Zeeland will no longer be considered a national province
  • +50 relations with Netherlands

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170016 - The peace treaty of Münster for France has already occurred
  • None of the following must occur:
    • Own Luxembourg
    • Own Brabant
    • Own Artois
    • Own Flandern
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Luxembourg is a national (core) province
    • Brabant is a national (core) province
    • Artois is a national (core) province
    • Flandern is a national (core) province

Will happen within 23 days of May 19, 1648
Checked again every 23 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after March 2, 1661)

Description

Having lost control of the southern Netherlands, France was forced to abandon her claims on those regions as well.

Actions

A. We abandon our claims in the south as well

  • Luxembourg will no longer be considered a national province
  • Brabant will no longer be considered a national province
  • Artois will no longer be considered a national province
  • Flandern will no longer be considered a national province
  • +50 relations with Netherlands

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Centralization is at 7 or higher
  • Flag [Mazarin] is set

Will happen within 30 days of August 2, 1648
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1648)

Description

In 1648, Cardinal Mazarin, Richelieu's successor, the regent of the young King Louis XIV (also the lover of the Queen Mother, Anne of Austria, and reputedly Louis XIV father), attempted to secure the Parlement of Paris' approaval for increased taxes. The Parlement refused and Mazarin ordered the arrest of several defiant members of the Parlement. Parlement was supported by the Prince de Conti and the Cardinal de Retz. The French people protested and barricades were erected in Paris. At Mazarin's request, Louis de Bourbon, the Prince of Conde and a victorious general in the 30 Years War, marched his army into Paris to defend the King.

Actions

A. Call for Conde's Help

  • The capital province revolts
  • The capital province revolts
  • The capital province revolts
  • The capital province revolts
  • The capital province revolts
  • +30000 infantry in a random province
  • +10000 cavalry in the same province
  • -500 gold

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Mazarin] is set

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1649
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1650)

Description

The Fronde (1648-1653) was mostly the last revolt of the French nobility against royal absolutism. It had started by the revolt of the Parliament of Paris (at the time the highest French court with jurisdiction over royal edicts) against the domestic policies of Cardinal Mazarin, who acted as Prime Minister of the 5-year-old Louis XIV. It was followed by that of the upper nobility (Fronde des Princes), but the rebellion was finally suppressed by a combination of Machiavellian diplomacy, betrayals and reverses of fortune. The Parliament was muzzled (it would not be convened again before 1789) and the upper nobility deprived of political power, preparing the advent of total royal absolutism under the Sun King, Louis XIV, after 1661.

Actions

A. Crush the Parliament and the Nobles

  • Centralization +1
  • Aristocracy -2
  • Innovativeness -2
  • Global revolt risk +3 for 60 months
  • Stability -2

B. Crush the Parliament, but appease the Nobles

  • Centralization +1
  • Aristocracy +1
  • Innovativeness -1
  • Global revolt risk +2 for 60 months
  • Stability -1

C. Appoint the Prince of Condé as Regent

  • Monarch Louis II de Condé (Louis XIV) ° becomes active
  • Monarch Anne d'Autriche (Louis XIV) will never rule
  • Aristocracy +3
  • Serfdom +2
  • Global revolt risk +1 for 60 months
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 120 months
  • Stability +1
  • Clear flag "[Mazarin]"

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Monarch Anne d'Autriche (Louis XIV) is active
    • Monarch Louis XIV is active

Will happen within 60 days of March 2, 1653
Checked again every 60 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after March 2, 1663)

Description

In 1653, Jean-Baptiste Lully was employed by Louis XIV, as composer to that illustrious court. Eight years later he was elevated to director of the royal chamber music, and one year after that to music teacher of the royal family. Lully was director of Paris 'Académie royale de musique', in which position he exerted a tremendous influence upon opera in France. His output is primarily operatic, including some collaborative works with Molière. In addition, Lully composed ballets, sacred vocal pieces, and incidental music for the theater.

Actions

A. Appoint Lully

  • -30 gold
  • +10 victory points
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +25

B. We don't need a musician

  • -10 victory points

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Louis XIV is active

Will happen on June 8, 1654

Description

Mazarin was leading minister during the first part of Louis XIV's reign.

Actions

A. I want him

  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +3 for 84 months
  • Monarch's administrative skill +2 for 84 months
  • Set flag [Mazarin] for events

B. Appoint a noble!

  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +1 for 6 months
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 6 months

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1659
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1700)

Description

One of the only resources of New France (Nouvelle France) was fur, exchanged with the Indian tribes. This trade, rather lucrative, attracted many adventurers ready to enter deeply in the lands in order to withdraw the invaluable resource from it. Historically, Pierre Esprit Radisson and Médart des Groseillers went in the north of Michigan and Superior Lakes to the Hudson Bay. By doing this they made it possible for the authorities of the colony to better know these areas.

Actions

A. Hudson Bay is reachable

  • Superior will be considered a national province
  • Nipigon will be considered a national province
  • Nipissing will be considered a national province
  • Winisk will be considered a national province
  • Athabaska will be considered a national province
  • Chimo will be considered a national province
  • Eskimalt will be considered a national province
  • Nueltin will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Oshawa
    • Own Huron
    • Own Hochelaga
    • Own Shawinigan
    • Own Stadacone

Will happen within 30 days of January 3, 1660
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 29, 1662)

Description

Pierre-Esprit Radisson (1640 – 1710) and his brother-in-law Médard des Groseilliers (1618 – 1696) were two French fur trappers and explorers. After coming to the New World from France both Pierre and Médard quickly adapted to the life of the coureur des bois (runner of the woods), the trappers and fur traders in the Canadian wilderness. They both learned the language of the natives and were very successful in the fur trade. In 1660 after returning to Québec from the wilds with their furs, their hard earned gains where confiscated from them by the authorities, as the brothers did not have a licence.

Actions

A. Confiscate the furs!

  • +100 gold
  • Land tech investment: +100

B. Let them keep their furs...

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [Mazarin] is set

Will happen on March 10, 1661

Description

After Mazarin's death, Louis XIV decided to rule himself the Kingdom of France.

Actions

A. I'm the King!

  • Aristocracy +1
  • Stability -2

B. I prefer Colbert

C. I prefer Foucquet

  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 228 months
  • Monarch's administrative skill +2 for 228 months
  • Monarch's military skill -2 for 228 months
  • Event 12074 - Controller-General Appointment for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Centralization is at 5 or higher

Will happen within 150 days of March 11, 1661
Checked again every 150 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1661)
unless prevented by
Action B, C of 170152 - Death of Mazarin for France

Description

The Office of Controller-General was vacated in 1661. The King appointed Jean-Baptiste Colbert to fill the office. Colbert was a grandson of a provincial merchant of modest standing and a financial genius. His mercantile origins led to the nobility to frown on his appointment.

Actions

A. Appoint Jean-Baptiste Colbert

B. Appoint a favorite of the nobility

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Artois is a national (core) province
  • Own Artois
  • Control Artois

Will happen within 900 days of March 11, 1661
Checked again every 900 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 31, 1819)

Description

The area mentioned as Artois on the map is now firmly under French rule and doesn't really belong to the Holy Roman Empire anymore.

Actions

A. Good!

  • Culture in Artois changes to french

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1662
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1662)
unless prevented by
Action B of 12074 - Controller-General Appointment for France

Description

At the urgings of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the King financed the construction of a tapestry manufacture outside Paris. It encouraged the textile industry and allowed the manufacture of goods for export.

Actions

A. Build the Manufacture

  • -100 gold
  • Trade tech investment: +500

B. We cannot afford it

  • Infrastructure tech investment: -250

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Papal States exists
  • Monarch Louis XIV is active
  • None of the following must occur:
    • Papal States and France are at war
    • Own Corsica
    • Papal States owns Corsica
    • Corsica exists

Will happen on August 20, 1662

Description

It all began when Corsican Guards, upon orders, pursued a man wanted for debts up to gardens of the Cardinal d'Este's palace. The French prelate's men protected the fugitive and repelled the Pope's guards, twice. A strong enmity ensued between French people in Rome and Corsican Guards, culminating on 20th August 1662 when a violent brawl between Corsicans and soldiers of the French ambassador, the Duke of Créquy, took place in a tavern. In the evening, the Duke's palace was assaulted and the ambassadress's carriage was even shot at. Six men died, including a civilian who happened to belong to the Duke's household. Louis XIV reacted immediately by sending back the Nuncio from Paris, invaded the Comtat- Venaissin and asked for the Corsican Guard to be entirely disbanded and for the Corsicans to be declared unfit to serve the Papal States. Before that, fifty of its members would have to be hanged and three-hundred and fifty others sent to the galleys.
This was of course only a mean to assert his power, still new and frail, on the international stage. Do we need that?

Actions

A. Demand reparation

  • -1 diplomats
  • -100 relations with Papal States

B. Let the matter fall

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 300 days of August 28, 1664
Checked again every 300 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1719)

Description

The French East India Company was a commercial enterprise, founded in 1664 to compete with the British and Dutch East India companies. Planned by Jean Baptiste Colbert, it was chartered by King Louis XIV for the purpose of trading in the Eastern Hemisphere. The first Director General for the Company was François Caron, who had spent 30 years working for the Dutch East India Company. The company was granted a 50-year monopoly on French trade in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, a region stretching from the Cape of Good Hope to the Straits of Magellan. The Company failed to found a successful colony on Madagascar, but was able to establish ports on the nearby islands of Bourbon and Île-de-France (today's Réunion and Mauritius). In 1673 it had established itself at Pondicherry, first step of the french presence in India.

Actions

A. Create the company!

  • +3 colonists
  • +3 merchants
  • Gain 5 warships in Bretagne
  • -300 gold
  • Set flag [CFIO] for events

B. No, it's too costly...

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 300 days of August 28, 1664
Checked again every 300 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1719)

Description

The French East India Company was a commercial enterprise, founded in 1664 to compete with the British and Dutch East India companies. Planned by Jean Baptiste Colbert, it was chartered by King Louis XIV for the purpose of trading in the Eastern Hemisphere. The first Director General for the Company was François Caron, who had spent 30 years working for the Dutch East India Company. The company was granted a 50-year monopoly on French trade in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, a region stretching from the Cape of Good Hope to the Straits of Magellan. The Company failed to found a successful colony on Madagascar, but was able to establish ports on the nearby islands of Bourbon and Île-de-France (today's Réunion and Mauritius). In 1673 it had established itself at Pondicherry, first step of the french presence in India.

Actions

A. Create the company!

  • +3 colonists
  • +3 merchants
  • Gain 5 warships in Bretagne
  • -300 gold
  • Set flag [CFIO] for events

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Country is not at war
  • Own Stadacone
  • Control Stadacone
  • Own Hochelaga
  • Control Hochelaga

Will happen within 20 days of January 2, 1665
Checked again every 20 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 29, 1670)

Description

In 1665 Jean Talon (1625-1694) arrived in New France as the colony's first Intendant. He soon proved himself to be an a resourceful and engergetic administrator and he attempted to diversify the colony's economy by encouraging agriculture, fishing, lumbering, and industry as well as the traditional fur trade. In 1666, he conducted the first census in North America.

Actions

A. Appoint Jean Talon

B. Appoint a noble

  • Infrastructure tech investment: -100
  • Trade tech investment: -100
  • +2000 infantry in Stadacone
  • +50 gold
  • Event 170077 - A great governor for France will never fire

France — Not random

Will happen within 3000 days of January 2, 1666
Checked again every 3000 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1677)

Description

Michel Le Tellier (1603-1685) was the son of a counselor at the Account Chamber. Pinpointed by Prime Minister Cardinal Mazarin, he was named Secretary of War in 1643. He started the needed reformation of the French army and war administration as minister till 1666 and Chancellor till 1677. His eldest son, Louvois, perfected his achievement and provided his master, Louis XIV, with the largest and best army of the second half of the 17th century.

Actions

A. These Excellent Military Specialists!

  • Monarch's military skill +3 for 576 months
  • Land tech investment: +1000
  • Offensive Doctrine -1
  • Quality +1
  • Serfdom +1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Picardie
  • Control Picardie
  • Own Champagne
  • Control Champagne

Will happen within 20 days of January 2, 1667
Checked again every 20 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1670)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170220 - Defensive weakness in Roussillon for France

Description

Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban was a French military engineer who revolutionized the art of siege craft and defensive fortifications. He fought in all of France's wars of Louix XIV's reign (1643-1715) and went on frequent tours around the frontiers redesigning and improving numerous fortifications. His design for the fortification of Landau in Bavaria is sometimes reckoned as his greatest work.

Actions

A. Appoint him

  • Land tech investment: +250
  • Offensive Doctrine -1
  • Fortress level in Roussillon +1
  • Fortress level in Picardie +1
  • Fortress level in Champagne +1
  • -400 gold

B. Our strategy is offensive

  • Land tech investment: +750
  • Offensive Doctrine +1
  • +30 artillery in a random province
  • Stability -1
  • Event 170079 - Vauban for France will never fire
  • Event 170080 - Vauban for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 20 days of January 2, 1667
Checked again every 20 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1670)

Description

Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban was a French military engineer who revolutionized the art of siege craft and defensive fortifications. He fought in all of France's wars of Louix XIV's reign (1643-1715) and went on frequent tours around the frontiers redesigning and improving numerous fortifications. His design for the fortification of Landau in Bavaria is sometimes reckoned as his greatest work.

Actions

A. Appoint him

  • Land tech investment: +250
  • Offensive Doctrine -1
  • Fortress level in Picardie +1
  • Fortress level in Champagne +1
  • Fortress level in Roussillon +1
  • Fortress level in Roussillon +1
  • -400 gold

B. Our strategy is offensive

  • Land tech investment: +750
  • Offensive Doctrine +1
  • +30 artillery in a random province
  • Stability -1
  • Event 170079 - Vauban for France will never fire
  • Event 170080 - Vauban for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Maroni
  • Control Maroni
  • The following must not occur:
    • Maroni is a national (core) province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Maroni has religion pagan

Will happen within 10 days of July 30, 1667
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 31, 1819)

Description

The Treaty of Breda formally divided Guiana between the Dutch and French.

Actions

A. Excellent!

  • Maroni will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Aristocracy is at 5 or higher

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1668
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1668)

Description

The French were having problems with people parading as nobles who were not really nobles. This become a widespread problem and angered the true nobility. The King ordered an investigation of noble status for all nobles in France. It was an act that the nobles wanted, but it also showed his power over the nobility.

Actions

A. Investigate Noble Titles and reform the titling process

  • Centralization +1
  • Aristocracy -1
  • -200 gold

B. Ignore the problem

  • Stability -1
  • Aristocracy +1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Bayou
    • Own Biloxi
    • Own Arkansas
    • Own Yazoo
    • Own Tuscaloosa
    • Own Mississippi

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1669
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after March 20, 1700)

Description

In the south of the Great Lakes, the traditional way of exploration was constituted of the Mississippi and its various affluents. As for all rivers its source and its mouths were places surrounded by mystery. Historically, Cavelier de la Salle managed to rejoin the Gulf of Mexico after having followed the river. Arrived at its mouth, he took possession of the immense territory which he had crossed in the name of the King of France, Louis XIV.

Actions

A. This land will be called Louisiana!

  • Bayou will be considered a national province
  • Biloxi will be considered a national province
  • Mobile will be considered a national province
  • Arkansas will be considered a national province
  • Yazoo will be considered a national province
  • Tuscaloosa will be considered a national province
  • Mississippi will be considered a national province
  • Onondaga will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Provence
  • Control Dauphiné

Will happen within 20 days of January 2, 1672
Checked again every 20 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1685)
unless prevented by
Action B of 5004 - Vauban for France
Action B of 170221 - Vauban for France

Description

Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban was a French military engineer who revolutionized the art of siege craft and defensive fortifications. He fought in all of France's wars of Louix XIV's reign (1643-1715) and went on frequent tours around the frontiers redesigning and improving numerous fortifications. His design for the fortification of Landau in Bavaria is sometimes reckoned as his greatest work.

Actions

A. We trust him

  • Land tech investment: +250
  • Fortress level in Artois +1
  • Fortress level in Dauphiné +1
  • -250 gold

B. Our strategy is offensive

  • Land tech investment: +750
  • +30 artillery in a random province
  • Stability -1
  • Event 170080 - Vauban for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Illinois
    • Own Miamis
    • Own Fox
    • Own Milwaukee
  • Event 170203 - Great Lakes calling for France has already occurred

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1672
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1694)

Description

After having settled on the coasts of the Great Lakes, the French explorers advanced in the interior of the lands. Historically, Louis Jolliet and the Marquette father were the first to reach the Mississippi by this way.

Actions

A. Let's go deeper...

  • Illinois will be considered a national province
  • Miamis will be considered a national province
  • Fox will be considered a national province
  • Milwaukee will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Country has at least 15 non-colonial provinces
  • Monarch Louis XIV is active

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1674
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1675)

Description

The major influence which France did exert over the baroque age was one of courtly opulence. In 1669 Louis XIV (1638-1715) decided to convert an old hunting lodge at Versailles into a palace of unprecedented magnificence. It was completed in 1682, and the court moved in 1683. There was not a Kingly or princely court in Europe which could match Versailles for the opulence of its gilded interiors, its mirrors and chandeliers, with an appropriately matching flamboyance of courtly ceremony, and there was not a Kingly or princely court in Europe which did not, either openly or secretly aspires to match this model.

Actions

A. We need it for the Glory

  • Stability -1
  • -2000 gold

B. Useless piece of...

France — Not random

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1674
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 29, 1676)
unless prevented by
Action A of 164032 - Radisson and des Groseilliers Offer their Services to England for England
Action B of 170062 - Radisson and des Groseilliers for France

Description

In 1674, Radisson and des Groseilliers, dissatisfied of their treatment by the Hudson Bay Company, were convinced by the Jesuit Charles Albanel to return to France.

Actions

A. Welcome them back!

B. Let them come back but continue to treat them poorly

C. Bah!

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Country has at least 23 non-colonial provinces
  • Stability is at 0 or higher
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Control Calais
    • Control Picardie
    • Control Champagne

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1676
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1681)

Description

Aiming at European hegemony and the rounding of French frontiers in the North and in the East (to the Rhine), Louis XIV had established the Chambers of Reunion, courts that advanced claimed to Imperial territories. These expansionist policies were at first tolerated by France powerless neighbors. It reached its climax in 1681, with the annexation of the free city of Strasbourg in Alsace and the 1684 occupation of Luxembourg. The reunion were recognized by the Empire in the 1684 Truce of Regensburg, mostly because the Emperor was preoccupied by the Turkish menace (siege of Vienna in 1683) and this led to the creation of the anti-French League of Augsburg (1686)

Actions

A. Make the Claim

B. Let the matter fall

  • +100 relations with Spain
  • +100 relations with Austria
  • +100 relations with England
  • +100 relations with Netherlands
  • +100 relations with Germany
  • Stability +1
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -3 for 120 months
  • Monarch's military skill -3 for 120 months
  • Monarch's administrative skill -3 for 120 months
  • -10 victory points

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Ile de France

Will happen on October 16, 1676

Description

The philosopher, physicist, and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz developed calculus independently of Newton, and although he published his results slightly after Newton, his notation was by far superior (including the integral sign and derivative notation), and is still in use today. It is unfortunate that continental and English mathematicians remained embroiled for decades in a heated and pointless priority dispute over the discovery of calculus. Leibniz made many contributions to the study of differential equations, and the procedure for solving first order linear equations. During most of his youth years Leibniz lived in Paris, and even took part in french diplomatic missions. Leibniz would have liked to have remained in Paris in the just created Academy of Sciences, but it was considered that there were already enough foreigners.

Actions

A. Accept the decision of the Academy

B. He's the best mathematician in the world. He must remain in Paris

  • -25 gold
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +50
  • -15 relations with Hanover

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of September 2, 1678
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1700)

Description

With the progression of the colonists in the Great Lakes area, exploration related to nothing anymore but the Far West. Historically, Daniel Duluth 'surrounded' the lakes by the discovery of the limits of Lake Superior.

Actions

A. Go West!

  • Duluth will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170076 - Jean Talon for France has already occurred
  • Stadacone has religion catholic
  • Own Stadacone
  • Control Stadacone
  • Hochelaga has religion catholic
  • Own Hochelaga
  • Control Hochelaga

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1680
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 29, 1690)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170076 - Jean Talon for France

Description

While Talon, New France first Intendant, succeeded in settling some two thousand people in the colony, many of the industries he initiated failed when he returned to France, mainly due to a lack of proper funding from France.

Actions

A. Make a reasonable effort

  • +2 base tax value in Hochelaga
  • +2 base tax value in Stadacone
  • +2 base manpower in Stadacone
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +500
  • -250 gold

B. Make a big effort

  • +500 population in Stadacone
  • +1 base manpower in Stadacone
  • -600 gold
  • Gain Naval Equipment Manufactory in Stadacone
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +250

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Bretagne
  • Control Bretagne
  • Country has at least 10 non-colonial provinces

Will happen within 3600 days of January 2, 1680
Checked again every 3600 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1700)

Description

Cardinal de Richelieu decided in 1631 to make Brest a major naval base. Later, Louis XIV was determined to improve the fortunes of the French navy, so the port of Brest was improved by his minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, and fortified by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (an expert in fortification and seige warfare). Colbert also instituted the Inscription Maritime which inducted Breton fishermen (18-48 years of age) into the Naval Reserve.

Actions

A. Naval Reform

  • -800 gold
  • Gain shipyard in Bretagne
  • Fortress level in Bretagne +1
  • Land -1
  • Offensive Doctrine -1
  • +6 colonists

B. Trade Reform

  • -300 gold
  • Trade tech investment: +300
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +300
  • Mercantilism -1
  • +3 merchants
  • +3 colonists

C. Army Reform

  • -300 gold
  • Land tech investment: +500
  • Land +1
  • Offensive Doctrine -1
  • +30 artillery in the capital province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is protestant
    • State religion is reformed

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1681
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1688)

Description

Since the day Henri IV instituted the Reformed Church of France religious peace had only been upheld by the Edict of Nantes. His son tried to uphold this fragile peace and at the same time supported the reformed faith and it managed to peacefully convert many people. His grandson, Louis XIV, did feel that the change was not fast enough. And as one of the preoccupations of Louis XIV had been the restoration of national unity, it also included religious unity. Safeguarding the Reformed Faith by royal privileges and forbidding communication with the Holy Seal, he also sent dragoons to harass French Catholic families, persecuting them into conversions. In 1685, his revocation of the Edict of Nantes prompted nearly three million Leaguers (French Catholics) to flee the country, to more pleasant places such as Spain (from where many migrated to South America) or realms that welcomed them (80 000 to Poland alone). With them, France lost an agricultural workforce and lowered the manpower for her armies, to the benefit of her enemies.

Actions

A. Expel the Traitors

  • A random province converts to the state religion
  • -10000 population in the same province
  • -2 base tax value in the same province
  • A random province converts to the state religion
  • -10000 population in the same province
  • -2 base tax value in the same province
  • A random province converts to the state religion
  • -10000 population in the same province
  • -2 base tax value in the same province
  • A random province converts to the state religion
  • -10000 population in the same province
  • -2 base tax value in the same province
  • A random province converts to the state religion
  • -10000 population in the same province
  • -2 base tax value in the same province
  • Stability +2

B. Have Mercy with these Misguided Creatures

  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in the same province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in the same province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in the same province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in the same province
  • Stability -2

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • State religion is catholic
    • State religion is counterreform

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1681
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1688)

Description

One of the preoccupations of Louis XIV had been the restoration of national unity, in particular religious unity. Safeguarding the Catholic Church by royal privileges and censoring Papal decrees (Gallicanism), he also sent dragoons to harass French Protestant families, persecuting them into conversions. In 1685, his revocation of the Edict of Nantes prompted nearly half a million Huguenots (French Protestants) to flee the country, to more tolerant places such as Holland (from where many migrated to South Africa) or realms that welcomed them (20 000 to Prussia alone). With them, France lost commercial, judicial and cultural elite, to the benefit of her enemies.

Actions

A. Expel the Traitors

  • Event 3509 - Protestants expelled from France for Netherlands is triggered immediately
  • Event 3521 - Protestants expelled from France for Brandenburg is triggered immediately
  • Event 20309 - Protestants expelled from France for Switzerland is triggered immediately
  • A random province converts to the state religion
  • -10000 population in the same province
  • -2 base tax value in the same province
  • A random province converts to the state religion
  • -10000 population in the same province
  • -2 base tax value in the same province
  • A random province converts to the state religion
  • -10000 population in the same province
  • -2 base tax value in the same province
  • A random province converts to the state religion
  • -10000 population in the same province
  • -2 base tax value in the same province
  • A random province converts to the state religion
  • -10000 population in the same province
  • -2 base tax value in the same province
  • Stability +2

B. Have Mercy with these Misguided Creatures

  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in the same province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in the same province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in the same province
  • Create a religious revolt in a random province
  • Create a religious revolt in the same province
  • Stability -2
  • Event 17420 - The Expulsion of the Vaudois for Savoy will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Louis XIV is active

Will happen within 300 days of March 2, 1681
Checked again every 300 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1681)

Description

Louis XIV was always interested in the latest scientific developments - especially when they could be used to his Kingdom's advantage. In 1671 he hired the Italian astronomer Giovanni Cassini to map France with unprecedented accuracy, using sightings of the moons of Jupiter to determine longitude. Cassini's map took ten years to complete and was indeed accurate - unfortunately it showed France to be somewhat smaller than Louis thought.

Actions

A. I have lost more territory to this astronomer than to my enemies!

  • Infrastructure tech investment: +50
  • -1 base tax value in a random province

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 360 days of January 2, 1682
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1683)
unless prevented by
Action B of 3125 - The Commissioning of Versailles for France

Description

It was an insignificant village made famous by Louis XIV, who built (mid-17th cent.) the palace and grounds that have become almost synonymous with the name Versailles. The growth of the town began in 1682, when Louis moved his court there. The huge structure, representing French classical style at its height, was the work of Louis Le Vau, J. H. Mansart, and Charles Le Brun. André Le Nôtre laid out the park and gardens, which are decorated with fountains, reservoirs, and sculptures by such artists as Antoine Coysevox. A huge machine was built at Marly-le-Roi to supply water for the fountains. The park contains two smaller palaces, the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon, as well as numerous temples, grottoes, and other decorative structures. The scene of the beginnings of the French Revolution, Versailles never again became a royal residence

Actions

A. A Sun-Palace for a Sun-King!

  • Aristocracy +2
  • Gain Fine Arts Academy in Ile de France
  • +400 victory points
  • Stability +3

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Provence
  • Control Provence

Will happen within 20 days of January 2, 1685
Checked again every 20 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1700)
unless prevented by
Action B of 5004 - Vauban for France
Action B of 170079 - Vauban for France
Action B of 170221 - Vauban for France

Description

Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban was a French military engineer who revolutionized the art of siege craft and defensive fortifications. He fought in all of France's wars of Louix XIV's reign (1643-1715) and went on frequent tours around the frontiers redesigning and improving numerous fortifications. His design for the fortification of Landau in Bavaria is sometimes reckoned as his greatest work.

Actions

A. We trust him

  • Land tech investment: +250
  • Fortress level in Alsace +1
  • Fortress level in Provence +1
  • -250 gold

B. Our strategy is offensive

  • Land tech investment: +750
  • +30 artillery in a random province
  • Stability -1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Own Onondaga
      • Mohawk has religion pagan
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Own Niagara
      • Onondaga has religion pagan
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Own Adirondak
      • Oswego has religion pagan

Will happen within 10 days of February 2, 1687
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 29, 1690)

Description

In the Winter of 1687, Jacques-René de Brisay, Marquis de Denonville, and Governor of New France instructed the Intendant of New France, Jean Bochart de Champigny, sieur de Noroy de Verneuil to hold a grand festival at Fort Frontenac as a peace parley for the Iroquois who had been in a state of hostility to outright war since the days of Champlain. On the day of of the festival in June 1688 de Denonville arrived with 1600 armed troops and seized 1600 men, women and children along with the Mohawk Chief Orcanoue and brought them back to Quebec in chains. This treachery by the French outraged the Iroquois Confederacy who would go begin a new campaign to drive the French out of North America culminating at the Massacre of Lachine.

Actions

A. Seize them

  • +500 population in Stadacone
  • +50 gold

B. We need peace

  • -50 gold
  • -1 badboy

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 5 days of January 2, 1688
Checked again every 5 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1690)
unless prevented by
Action A of 17420 - The Expulsion of the Vaudois for Savoy

Description

After the expulsion of the protestants from France, the King insisted that Savoy expel their co-religionists from his territory. After much procrastination, they have refused to expel our enemies.

Actions

A. How Dare They!

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 20 days of January 2, 1688
Checked again every 20 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 30, 1697)
unless prevented by
Action B of 120023 - The Siamese Revolution for Ayutthaya

Description

The relations between France and Siam seemed promised to a beautiful future, but in 1689, a revolution burst in Siam. Phaulkon was assassinated in June and Phra Naraï died mysteriously. Pitracha, the instigator of this revolution, became King, whereas French did not move. Bangkok, besieged, had to be evacuated, like Mergui. Desfarges and his troops were folded up on the French tradepost of Pondicherry in India.

Actions

A. Alas!

  • -100 relations with Ayutthaya
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Ayutthaya for 24 months

France — Not random

Conditions

  • France and England are at war
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • England owns Gander
      • Control Gander
      • England owns Placentia
      • Control Placentia
    • All of the following must occur:
      • England owns Gander
      • Control Gander
      • England owns Wabana
      • Control Wabana
    • All of the following must occur:
      • England owns Placentia
      • Control Placentia
      • England owns Wabana
      • Control Wabana
    • All of the following must occur:
      • England owns Gander
      • Control Gander
      • None of the following must occur:
        • England owns Placentia
        • England owns Wabana
    • All of the following must occur:
      • England owns Placentia
      • Control Placentia
      • None of the following must occur:
        • England owns Gander
        • England owns Wabana
    • All of the following must occur:
      • England owns Wabana
      • Control Wabana
      • None of the following must occur:
        • England owns Gander
        • England owns Placentia

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1690
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 29, 1700)

Description

The son of an innkeeper, Charles Le Moyne (1661-1706) was one of New France's greatest commanders, fighting by land and sea in the Hudson Bay, Acadia and Louisiana for France but his greatest military campaign was in Newfoundland. Beginning in 1696 with 1000 marines d'Iberville began a campaign against the scattered English settlements on the Avalon Peninsula where he destroyed 33 out of 35 English settlements and captured 14 million kilograms of cod. D'Iberville's expedition brought riches to France and devasted the English presence on Newfoundland.

Actions

A. Make Terre-Neuve a full French colony!

B. Vive d'Iberville !

  • +300 gold
  • Lose 5000 troops in a random province in North America

France — Not random

Will happen within 20 days of February 1, 1691
Checked again every 20 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after March 2, 1691)
unless prevented by
Action B of 3025 - The English Civil War for England

Description

Illegitimate son of King James II of England by Arabella Churchill, sister of the first Duke of Marlborough, Fitz-James was created Duke of Berwick, Earl of Tinmouth and Baron Bosworth by his father in 1687. After his father's final exile, Berwick served in the French army.
As a soldier, Berwick was highly esteemed for his courage, abilities and integrity. As a result of distinguished service in the War of the Spanish Succession, he became a French subject and was appointed a Marshal of France after his successful expedition against Nice in 1706. On 25 April 1707, Berwick won the great and decisive victory of Almanza, where an Englishman at the head of a Franco-Spanish army defeated Ruvigny, a Frenchman at the head of an Anglo-Portuguese-Dutch army. After Almanza, Berwick was created Duc de Fitz-James in the Peerage of France by Louis XIV, and Duque de Liria y Xérica and Lieutenant of Aragon by Philip V of Spain. The last great event of the War of the Spanish Succession was the storming of Barcelona by Berwick, after a long siege, on 11 September 1714.

Actions

A. Great!

  • Leader Jacques Fitz-James becomes active

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Les Cayes
  • Control Les Cayes
  • The following must not occur:
    • Les Cayes is a national (core) province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Les Cayes has religion pagan

Will happen within 10 days of September 20, 1697
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 31, 1819)

Description

France was formally recognized as the owner of the western third of the island of Hispaniola by the Treaty of Ryswick, which settled the Nine Year's War.

Actions

A. Excellent!

  • Les Cayes will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Ile de France

Will happen within 30 days of October 16, 1699
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 16, 1699)

Description

The Paris Academy of Sciences was created in 1666 under the aegis of Colbert. The new institution provided a forum to pursue meetings already initiated by various scholars who, working informally with such figures as Mersenne, sought to free themselves from the uncertainties of private patronage while ensuring the material means to indulge in their research. The status of Royal institution was conferred upon the instuitution by Louis XIV, who granted his protection to the Academy in 1699 and instated it in premises in the Louvre Palace. He also gave the Academy a constitution. He reserved for himself the privilege of appointing members who were from then on to receive an allowance.

Actions

A. Let's give the institution our protection

  • -75 gold
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +100
  • Naval tech investment: +25

B. Let's fund the institution and invite foreign scientists

  • -125 gold
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +150
  • Naval tech investment: +50
  • Monarch's administrative skill +1 for 12 months
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +1 for 12 months
  • +15 relations with a random country
  • +15 relations with a random country
  • +15 relations with a random country

C. I'm tired of useless scientists!

France — Not random

Will happen within 3600 days of January 2, 1700
Checked again every 3600 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1710)

Description

The Enlightenment is often called the Age of Reason. The new natural sciences had revealed that nature was subject to reason, so the Enlightenment philosophers saw it as their duty to lay a foundation for morals, religion, and ethics in accordance with man's immutable reason. Three central figures contributing to such ideas were Montesquieu (1689-1755), Voltaire (1694-1778) and Rousseau (1712-1778). They were partly inspired by more liberal ideas imported from Britain, and also by John Locke. They became increasingly opposed to the power of the clergy, the King, and the nobility. During the eighteenth century these institutions had far more power in France than they had in England. The Enlightenment thinkers believed it was essential to remain sceptical of all inherited truths, on the grounds that the individual must find his own answer to every question.

Actions

A. Believe absurdities and you commit atrocities

  • Innovativeness +1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Flag [CFIO] is set
  • Own Pondicherry
  • Control Pondicherry

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1700
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1710)

Description

By the time, the French trading centre of Pondicherry grew and eventually became the chief French settlement in India. Thanks to the successful trade between France and India its population rose to approximately 50,000 people. To protect the settlement a new fortress was built.

Actions

A. Pondicherry needs insvestments

  • Fortress level in Pondicherry +1
  • +2 base tax value in Pondicherry
  • +40000 population in Pondicherry
  • Trade tech investment: +400
  • -50 relations with England
  • -300 gold

B. Let us abandon the city

  • +50 relations with England
  • Trade tech investment: -400

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Provence
  • Control Provence
  • Country has at least 8 non-colonial provinces
  • The following must not occur:

Will happen within 360 days of January 2, 1701
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1702)

Description

Louis XIV was determined to improve the fortunes of the French navy, so the port of Toulon was improved by his minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, and fortified by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (an expert in fortification and seige warfare). Colbert also instituted the Inscription Maritime which inducted fishermen (18-48 years of age) into the Naval Reserve.

Actions

A. Naval Reform

  • -600 gold
  • Gain shipyard in Provence
  • Fortress level in Provence +1
  • Land -1
  • Offensive Doctrine -1
  • +6 colonists

B. Trade Reform

  • -200 gold
  • Trade tech investment: +300
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +300
  • Mercantilism -1
  • +3 merchants
  • +3 colonists

C. Army Reform

  • -200 gold
  • Land tech investment: +500
  • Land +1
  • Offensive Doctrine -1
  • +30 artillery in the capital province

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on September 8, 1701

Description

Louis misjudged the uneasiness that the rest of Europe displayed for the French expansionism, and made several mistakes after the Spanish succession. He closed the Spanish-American commerce to the English and the Dutch and French troops occupied the fortresses in Spanish Netherlands. In February, the French States had ratified the right of Philip of Anjou to the crown of France, violating the will of Carlos II. The maritime powers had the motive and the excuse, and Austria discovered that now she had allies for the war of Spanish succession.

Actions

A. State our claims

B. Respect the treaties

  • Stability +1
  • Luxembourg will no longer be considered a national province
  • Brabant will no longer be considered a national province
  • Flandern will no longer be considered a national province
  • Grant independence to Cleves
  • Grant independence to Berg
  • Grant independence to Hanover
  • Grant independence to Cologne
  • Grant independence to Palatinate
  • Grant independence to Oldenburg
  • Grant independence to Bremen
  • Grant independence to Lorraine
  • Grant independence to Hesse
  • Grant independence to Mainz
  • Grant independence to Baden
  • Grant independence to Wirtemberg
  • Grant independence to Saxony
  • Grant independence to Mecklenburg
  • Grant independence to Brandenburg
  • Grant independence to Strasburg
  • Grant independence to Bavaria
  • Grant independence to Savoy
  • Grant independence to Switzerland
  • Grant independence to Genoa
  • Cede Piemonte to Savoy
  • Cede Savoie to Savoy
  • Cede Bern to Switzerland
  • Cede Schwyz to Switzerland
  • Cede Pfalz to Palatinate
  • Cede Würzburg to Palatinate
  • Cede Ansbach to Bavaria
  • Cede Bayern to Bavaria
  • Cede Magdeburg to Brandenburg
  • Cede Brandenburg to Brandenburg
  • Cede Küstrin to Brandenburg
  • Cede Sachsen to Saxony
  • Cede Friesen to Austria
  • Cede Geldre to Austria
  • Cede Holland to Austria
  • Cede Zeeland to Austria
  • Cede Luxembourg to Austria
  • Cede Brabant to Austria
  • Cede Flandern to Austria
  • Cede Lombardia to Austria
  • Cede Mantua to Austria

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on September 8, 1701

Description

Louis misjudged the uneasiness that the rest of Europe displayed for the French expansionism, and made several mistakes after the Spanish succession. He closed the Spanish-American commerce to the English and the Dutch and French troops occupied the fortresses in Spanish Netherlands. In February, the French States had ratified the right of Philip of Anjou to the crown of France, violating the will of Carlos II. The maritime powers had the motive and the excuse, and Austria discovered that now she had allies for the war of Spanish succession.

Actions

A. State our claims

B. Respect the treaties

  • Stability +1
  • Luxembourg will no longer be considered a national province
  • Brabant will no longer be considered a national province
  • Flandern will no longer be considered a national province
  • Grant independence to Cleves
  • Grant independence to Berg
  • Grant independence to Hanover
  • Grant independence to Cologne
  • Grant independence to Palatinate
  • Grant independence to Oldenburg
  • Grant independence to Bremen
  • Grant independence to Lorraine
  • Grant independence to Hesse
  • Grant independence to Mainz
  • Grant independence to Baden
  • Grant independence to Wirtemberg
  • Grant independence to Saxony
  • Grant independence to Mecklenburg
  • Grant independence to Brandenburg
  • Grant independence to Strasburg
  • Grant independence to Bavaria
  • Grant independence to Savoy
  • Grant independence to Switzerland
  • Grant independence to Genoa
  • Cede Piemonte to Savoy
  • Cede Savoie to Savoy
  • Cede Bern to Switzerland
  • Cede Schwyz to Switzerland
  • Cede Pfalz to Palatinate
  • Cede Würzburg to Palatinate
  • Cede Ansbach to Bavaria
  • Cede Bayern to Bavaria
  • Cede Magdeburg to Brandenburg
  • Cede Brandenburg to Brandenburg
  • Cede Küstrin to Brandenburg
  • Cede Sachsen to Saxony
  • Cede Friesen to Austria
  • Cede Geldre to Austria
  • Cede Holland to Austria
  • Cede Zeeland to Austria
  • Cede Luxembourg to Austria
  • Cede Brabant to Austria
  • Cede Flandern to Austria
  • Cede Lombardia to Austria
  • Cede Mantua to Austria

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Aristocracy is at 7 or higher

Will happen within 1000 days of January 2, 1705
Checked again every 1000 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1710)

Description

The Provincial Estates were assemblies of nobles of the pays d'etat (regions retaining a degree of fiscal autonomy, including Brittany, Provence, Burgundy, and Languedoc) which claimed to represent the interests of each province. The estates met annually to provide the monarchy with a certain amount of money to the monarchy. Louis XIV abolished the custom of allowing the estates to express grievances before voting on the amount of the gift.

Actions

A. Abolish the right to express grievance

  • Aristocracy -1
  • Stability -2

B. Allow the right to express grievance

  • Aristocracy +1

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on April 12, 1713
unless prevented by
Action A of 285213 - Bourbonist defeat in war of Spanish succession for Spain
Action A of 187005 - Austrian rulers in Spain for Habsburg Spain

Description

The Spanish war of succession was also slow to end. Since Spain and Austria had not settled the issue and it was impossible to reach an agreement between all participants, it was decided that separate peace treaties between the parties would end the war. This decision, arranged between France and England, was favourable to France, who avoided the worst consequences of a lost war. By the treaty with England on April 11, 1713, Louis recognized the Hanover rule in England and confirmed the renunciation of Felipe's claims to the French throne. Hudson Bay territory, Acadia, St. Kitts and Newfoundland were ceded, and the demolition the fortress of Dunkirk agreed. The same day France agreed that the United Provinces should annex part of Guelders, and will keep the Spanish Netherlands in deposit for Charles VI Habsburg. He also recognized the King of Prussia, and acknowledged the right of the Duke of Savoy to the Kingdom of Sicily and to Nice. To Portugal, a small part of the Guiana was ceded. The peace with Charles VI will have to wait to the treaties of Rastatt (March 6, 1714) and Baden (September 7, 1714), acknowledging his right to the Spanish Netherlands, Milan, Naples and Sardinia, and restoring the left bank of the Rhine to the Empire. In Utrecht, France lost the hegemony of Europe, which passed to a system of equilibriums arbitrated by England.

Actions

A. A lost war

  • Stability +1
  • +25 relations with Austria
  • +25 relations with England
  • +25 relations with Netherlands
  • +25 relations with Portugal
  • +25 relations with Savoy
  • -2 badboy

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • England and France are at war
      • England controls Nova Scotia
      • At least one of the following must occur:
        • England controls Micmac
        • England controls Gander
        • England controls Wabana
    • All of the following must occur:
      • England owns Nova Scotia
      • At least one of the following must occur:
        • England owns Micmac
        • England owns Gander
        • England owns Wabana
    • All of the following must occur:
      • England owns Micmac
      • At least one of the following must occur:
        • England owns Nova Scotia
        • England owns Gander
        • England owns Wabana
    • All of the following must occur:
      • England owns Gander
      • At least one of the following must occur:
        • England owns Micmac
        • England owns Nova Scotia
        • England owns Wabana
    • All of the following must occur:
      • England owns Wabana
      • At least one of the following must occur:
        • England owns Micmac
        • England owns Nova Scotia
        • England owns Gander

Will happen within 100 days of January 2, 1714
Checked again every 100 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1749)

Description

In the beginning of the XVIII century, the French heritage of the Habsburg possessions of Spain ended in a gigantic conflict both in Europe and in America. Thus, confronted with England, France did not manage to renew the exploits of the war of the League of Augsburg and was forced to yield to him part of Acadie, Newfoundland and Hudson Bay.

Actions

A. A lost war

  • Micmac will no longer be considered a national province
  • Nova Scotia will no longer be considered a national province
  • Gander will no longer be considered a national province
  • Placentia will no longer be considered a national province
  • Wabana will no longer be considered a national province
  • Winisk will no longer be considered a national province
  • Chimo will no longer be considered a national province
  • Eskimalt will no longer be considered a national province
  • Nueltin will no longer be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of March 2, 1714
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1734)

Description

After the installation of stations along the Mississippi river, the explorers were interested in its larger affluents. Historically, Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont managed to go up Missouri on nearly 1,000 kilometers.

Actions

A. Let's go up Missouri!

  • Missouri will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170055 - The Peace of Utrecht for France has already occurred
  • Apulia is a national (core) province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Own Apulia

Will happen on September 7, 1714

Description

After the treaty of Utrecht, the French continued to be at war with Emperor Charles VI and with the Holy Roman Empire itself until 1714, when hostilities were ended with the Treaty of Rastatt and the Treaty of Baden.

Actions

A. A lost war

  • Apulia will no longer be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170055 - The Peace of Utrecht for France has already occurred
  • Brabant is a national (core) province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Own Brabant

Will happen on September 7, 1714

Description

After the treaty of Utrecht, the French continued to be at war with Emperor Charles VI and with the Holy Roman Empire itself until 1714, when hostilities were ended with the Treaty of Rastatt and the Treaty of Baden.

Actions

A. A lost war

  • Brabant will no longer be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170055 - The Peace of Utrecht for France has already occurred
  • Flandern is a national (core) province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Own Flandern

Will happen on September 7, 1714

Description

After the treaty of Utrecht, the French continued to be at war with Emperor Charles VI and with the Holy Roman Empire itself until 1714, when hostilities were ended with the Treaty of Rastatt and the Treaty of Baden.

Actions

A. A lost war

  • Flandern will no longer be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170055 - The Peace of Utrecht for France has already occurred
  • Köln is a national (core) province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Own Köln

Will happen on September 7, 1714

Description

After the treaty of Utrecht, the French continued to be at war with Emperor Charles VI and with the Holy Roman Empire itself until 1714, when hostilities were ended with the Treaty of Rastatt and the Treaty of Baden.

Actions

A. A lost war

  • Köln will no longer be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170055 - The Peace of Utrecht for France has already occurred
  • Lorraine is a national (core) province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Own Lorraine

Will happen on September 7, 1714

Description

After the treaty of Utrecht, the French continued to be at war with Emperor Charles VI and with the Holy Roman Empire itself until 1714, when hostilities were ended with the Treaty of Rastatt and the Treaty of Baden.

Actions

A. A lost war

  • Lorraine will no longer be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170055 - The Peace of Utrecht for France has already occurred
  • Luxembourg is a national (core) province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Own Luxembourg

Will happen on September 7, 1714

Description

After the treaty of Utrecht, the French continued to be at war with Emperor Charles VI and with the Holy Roman Empire itself until 1714, when hostilities were ended with the Treaty of Rastatt and the Treaty of Baden.

Actions

A. A lost war

  • Luxembourg will no longer be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170055 - The Peace of Utrecht for France has already occurred
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Lombardia is a claim province
    • Lombardia is a national province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Own Lombardia

Will happen on September 7, 1714

Description

After the treaty of Utrecht, the French continued to be at war with Emperor Charles VI and with the Holy Roman Empire itself until 1714, when hostilities were ended with the Treaty of Rastatt and the Treaty of Baden.

Actions

A. A lost war

  • Lombardia will no longer be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170055 - The Peace of Utrecht for France has already occurred
  • Napoli is a national (core) province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Own Napoli

Will happen on September 7, 1714

Description

After the treaty of Utrecht, the French continued to be at war with Emperor Charles VI and with the Holy Roman Empire itself until 1714, when hostilities were ended with the Treaty of Rastatt and the Treaty of Baden.

Actions

A. A lost war

  • Napoli will no longer be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170055 - The Peace of Utrecht for France has already occurred
  • Pfalz is a national (core) province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Own Pfalz

Will happen on September 7, 1714

Description

After the treaty of Utrecht, the French continued to be at war with Emperor Charles VI and with the Holy Roman Empire itself until 1714, when hostilities were ended with the Treaty of Rastatt and the Treaty of Baden.

Actions

A. A lost war

  • Pfalz will no longer be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170055 - The Peace of Utrecht for France has already occurred
  • Zeeland is a national (core) province
  • The following must not occur:
    • Own Zeeland

Will happen on September 7, 1714

Description

After the treaty of Utrecht, the French continued to be at war with Emperor Charles VI and with the Holy Roman Empire itself until 1714, when hostilities were ended with the Treaty of Rastatt and the Treaty of Baden.

Actions

A. A lost war

  • Zeeland will no longer be considered a national province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Bayou
    • Own Biloxi
    • Own Arkansas
    • Own Yazoo
    • Own Tuscaloosa
    • Own Mississippi

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1717
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1718)

Description

In 1717 the Mississippi Trade Company was founded. It had a Royal Monopoly on the utilization of the large colonial areas along the Mississippi River in America. In 1719 the Government borrowed 1.5 billion livres from the company. The company was more of a financial institution than a Company of Trade and Industry and the price of shares hit the roof. In 1720 the French hausse turned into a baisse and the fact that the shares of the Company were overvalued was evident even to the man on the street. Soon panic broke out and the Company was declared bankrupt. John Law was force to flee from France.

Actions

A. This sounds like Easy Money!

  • Trade tech investment: +1000
  • Gain Refinery in a random province
  • +6 merchants
  • +200 gold
  • Stability +1

B. This sounds like a Fraud!

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Innovativeness is at 6 or higher
  • The following must not occur:

Will happen within 300 days of January 2, 1719
Checked again every 300 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1740)
unless prevented by
Action B of 3132 - The Mississippi Trade Company for France
Action A of 3133 - State Bankruptcy for France

Description

In 1716 the Scotsman, John Law, had created a Bank in France. His ideas were not new. The Bank was a copy of the Bank of England and Amsterdam Bank. The Bank printed banknotes and exchanged them for gold and silver. The trust in the new money was secured by a fund of precious metal. In 1718 the French Government bought the Bank and the industry flourished. There was an ongoing discussion of implementing a new financial legislation, but it was never approved and then came the crash. Because of the lack of governmental restrain, a consequence of not having legislation, the government let the printing press go wild and with to much money in circulation the wild speculation started which soon brought down both the Bank and the Mississippi Trade Company. But what if the legislation had been issued?

Actions

A. National Loans at 500 ducats

  • Gain Fine Arts Academy in a random province
  • Size of loans changed to 500 ducats
  • -5% inflation
  • Serfdom -1
  • Aristocracy -1
  • Stability +2
  • Event 3133 - State Bankruptcy for France will never fire

B. National Loans at 200 ducats

  • Gain Fine Arts Academy in a random province
  • Size of loans changed to 200 ducats
  • -10% inflation
  • Serfdom -1
  • Aristocracy -1
  • Stability +2
  • Event 3133 - State Bankruptcy for France will never fire

C. National Loans at 800 ducats

  • Gain Fine Arts Academy in a random province
  • Size of loans changed to 800 ducats
  • +5% inflation
  • Serfdom -1
  • Aristocracy -1
  • Stability -1
  • Event 3133 - State Bankruptcy for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1719
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1740)
unless prevented by
Action B of 3132 - The Mississippi Trade Company for France
Action A, B, C of 3134 - Banque de France and New Financial Legislation for France

Description

After the early success with John Law's Bank and the Mississippi Trade Company the government bought the Bank and borrowed 1.5 billion livres from the Trade Company to pay mortgage on its huge national loans. These events brought a hausse to the French industry and the government lacked all restrains printing stockpiles of money without any security. When the overheated economy started to recycle with reality the shareholders of the trade company panicked driving both the Bank and the Trade Company into bankruptcy. As much of two years of collected tax money disappeared in the catastrophe and France thus was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1724.

Actions

A. Declare State Bankruptcy

  • -1000 gold
  • Infrastructure tech investment: -1000
  • Trade tech investment: -1000
  • +15% inflation
  • Serfdom -1
  • Stability -3
  • Manufactory in a random province is destroyed
  • Manufactory in a random province is destroyed
  • Manufactory in a random province is destroyed
  • Event 3134 - Banque de France and New Financial Legislation for France will never fire

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Louis XV is active

Will happen within 10 days of January 2, 1726
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1726)

Description

Born in 1653 the son of a tax collector, Hercule de Fleury becomes the preceptor of the young Louis XV on 23rd August 1715. A great confidence always prevailed between master and student and in 1726, at 73 years of age, Fleury becomes Prime Minister, and this till his death in 1743. Faithful, honest, Fleury was above all a partisan of peace and did his best to maintain it. Under his government, France enjoyed the longest peaceful period of its history for the last 3 centuries.

Actions

A. An Excellent Minister!

  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +4 for 240 months
  • Monarch's administrative skill +2 for 240 months
  • Monarch's military skill +2 for 240 months
  • Stability +2

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of June 9, 1731
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 6, 1749)

Description

The West was from now on the final frontier of the colony. Historically and starting from Lake Winnipeg, Gaultier de la Vérendrye was the first European to reach the Rocky Mountains.

Actions

A. Go further West!

  • Mesabi will be considered a national province

France — Not random

Will happen within 360 days of January 2, 1732
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1732)

Description

In 1729 Voltaire returned to France from his exile in England. Determined to present England as a model to his countrymen the great writer of the Enlightenment began writing plays in discrete imitation of Shakespeare. He also commenced work on his biography of the great Swedish King Charles XII. His greatest achievement to date however was published in 1734. 'Philosophical Letters' was an incisive critique of the religious establishment and the Christian philosopher Blaise Pascal. A warrant of arrest was issued in May and Voltaire was once again forced to flee Paris.

Actions

A. OK

  • Innovativeness +1
  • Global revolt risk +1 for 12 months

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on September 13, 1733
unless prevented by
Action B of 3626 - The Polish Succession of 1733 for Saxony
Action B of 3628 - The Polish Succession of 1733 for Saxony
Action B of 273017 - The Polish Succession of 1733 for Saxony

Description

In 1733, the death of August II prompted a new election for the Polish monarch. Due to the permanent practice of Liberum Veto and the ensuing constant bribery, the Polish Sejm was unable to agree between the French Candidate, Stanislaw Leszczynski and his opponent, August III of Saxony, supported by Austria and Russia. The Sejm finally agreed on Stanislas, but this was rejected by Austria and Russia starting the war of Polish Succession. The war ended with August III on the Polish throne. We do not know whom has control of the Kingship, but we must act quickly.

Actions

A. Risk Local War for the Kingdom

  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Russia for 24 months
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Austria for 24 months
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Saxony for 24 months
  • +100 relations with Poland
  • -100 relations with Russia
  • -100 relations with Austria
  • -150 relations with Saxony
  • +100 relations with Prussia
  • +100 relations with Sweden
  • Stability +1

B. Risk Major War for the Kingdom

  • Event 3528 - The Polish Succession of 1733 for Prussia is triggered immediately
  • Event 3249 - The Polish Succession of 1733 for Sweden is triggered immediately
  • Gain an alliance with Sweden
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Russia for 24 months
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Austria for 24 months
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Saxony for 24 months
  • +150 relations with Poland
  • -150 relations with Russia
  • -150 relations with Austria
  • -150 relations with Saxony
  • +150 relations with Prussia
  • +150 relations with Sweden
  • Stability -1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Courland exists

Will happen within 300 days of August 2, 1734
Checked again every 300 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after November 30, 1750)

Description

Maurice, comte de Saxe (Moritz von Sachsen, 1696-1750) was a general and military theorist who successfully led French armies during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). 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, but the Russians expelled him from the region in 1727 in order to prevent him from marrying the duchess. Returning to France, Saxe in 1732 wrote Mes Rêveries (published in 1756-57), a remarkably original treatise on the science of warfare. He served with distinction in the French army against his own half brother, King August III of Poland, in the War of the Polish Succession (1733-38) and in 1734 was made a lieutenant general. In November 1741, six months after France joined Prussia against Austria in the War of the Austrian Succession, Saxe invaded Bohemia and captured Prague. Although the British had not yet become involved in the conflict, the French King Louis XV in January 1744 made Saxe commander of a force that was to invade Great Britain on behalf of Charles Edward, the Young Pretender, the Stuart claimant to the British throne. The project was dropped after a storm shattered Saxe's invasion fleet at Dunkirk in March. Shortly thereafter, Louis formally declared war on Great Britain and promoted Saxe to the rank of marshal. Saxe and the King then invaded the Austrian Netherlands. The King wisely allowed Saxe to give the orders in the ensuing campaign. Their forces surrounded Tournai, and, when allied troops advanced from the east to relieve the siege, Saxe decisively defeated them in the Battle of Fontenoy (May 11, 1745). It was France's last great victory before the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. Saxe then captured Brussels and Antwerp (February 1746). Turning south, he seized Mons and Namur, and on Oct. 11, 1746, he defeated the allies at Raucoux, near Liège, thereby completing the conquest of the Austrian Netherlands. In January 1747 Louis appointed Saxe marshal general of France. In 1747 he invaded Holland, defeated an allied army in the Battle of Lauffeld near Maastricht (July 2), and captured the fortress of Bergen-Op-Zoom. Saxe retired to his château at Chambord, where he died. His grandson was the father of the novelist George Sand.

Actions

A. We gain the services of Maurice of Saxony

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Spain owns Azuay
  • The following must not occur:
    • France and Spain are at war
  • The following must not occur:
    • France and Sweden are at war
  • The following must not occur:

Will happen within 3600 days of March 14, 1736
Checked again every 3600 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 2, 1750)
unless prevented by
Action C of 5005 - L'Académie des Sciences de Paris for France

Description

In the 1730s the french physicist Pierre de Maupertuis proposed the organization of two scientific expeditions in order to test whether the Earth was flattened at the poles (as predicted by Newton) or flattened at the equator (as predicted by Descartes). One expedition, with Maupertuis and Clairaut, travelled to Laponia and the other, with La Condamine and Antonio de Ulloa, to the vice-royalty of Peru, near Quito. Both expeditions measured a certain fraction of degree of the Earth's sphere and compared the longitudes obtained. The results showed the correctness of Newton's hypothesis. These two expedition were one of the first true international scientific enterprises, involving, among others, french, swedish, spanish and ecuadorian scientists.

Actions

A. Let's finance the expedition

  • +5 victory points
  • -50 gold
  • Naval tech investment: +100
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +50
  • +25 relations with Spain
  • +25 relations with Sweden

B. Bah! The scientists never think in practical affairs

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Inca Empire owns Azuay
  • The following must not occur:
    • France and Sweden are at war
  • The following must not occur:
    • France and Inca Empire are at war
  • The following must not occur:

Will happen within 3600 days of March 14, 1736
Checked again every 3600 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 2, 1750)
unless prevented by
Action C of 5005 - L'Académie des Sciences de Paris for France

Description

In the 1730s the french physicist Pierre de Maupertuis proposed the organization of two scientific expeditions in order to test whether the Earth was flattened at the poles (as predicted by Newton) or flattened at the equator (as predicted by Descartes). One expedition, with Maupertuis and Clairaut, travelled to Laponia and the other, with La Condamine and Antonio de Ulloa, to the vice-royalty of Peru, near Quito. Both expeditions measured a certain fraction of degree of the Earth's sphere and compared the longitudes obtained. The results showed the correctness of Newton's hypothesis. These two expedition were one of the first true international scientific enterprises, involving, among others, french, swedish, spanish and ecuadorian scientists.

Actions

A. Let's finance the expedition

  • +5 victory points
  • -50 gold
  • Naval tech investment: +100
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +50
  • +25 relations with Inca Empire
  • +25 relations with Sweden

B. Bah! The scientists never think in practical affairs

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Provence
  • Country is not at war
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Genoa owns Corsica
      • Peasant Rebels controls Corsica
    • Corsica and Genoa are at war

Will happen within 10 days of August 5, 1737
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after November 3, 1739)

Description

On 5th August 1737, France officially offered the Republic military assistance to bring back order in the island of Corsica. The Count de Boissieux landed in San Fiurenzu on 6th February 1738 with 3000 men. At this time, there was already a strong party among the Corsican rebel leaders who were willing to bring Corsica under French domination, so they were quite disapointed when after a few parleys it became clear that the French troops were only acting on behalf of the Republic. De Boissieux too had learned something from these first meetings: that the Corsican rebels may give themselves to whichever power who would allow them to escape from Genoa, possibly an enemy of France. As for now, the rebels were gaining time, not daring to fight the French contingent until they were left choiceless. At the end of the year, new statutes were published, based upon the ones granted in 1733 with very few ameliorations, and of course arms would have to be surrendered. When the French troops began to move towards the interior to seize arms, the rebels were indeed left choiceless. On 13th December, the French were defeated by a large Corsican army at U Borgu and retreated towards Bastia. Reinforcements had to be sent and in the Spring of 1739 there were nearly 10000 French soldiers under the Marquis de Maillebois in Corsica. Against such a strong force, the rebels were soon militarily defeated. Corti fell at the end of June and on 10th July, Luiggi Giafferi, Ghjacintu Paoli and his young son Pasquale, Ghjuvan Ghjacumu Ambrosi and 26 other important leaders negotiated their exile from the island and took sail for Naples. The last fightings took place in the Dilà dei Monti until the end of October.

Actions

A. Make sure this island does not fall into wrong hands

B. We couldn't care less

  • -50 relations with Genoa
  • -25 relations with Austria
  • +100 relations with Corsica
  • +25 relations with Spain
  • +25 relations with Tuscany

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170194 - French intervention in Corsica for France has already occurred
  • Genoa exists
  • The following must not occur:
    • France and Genoa are at war
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Genoa owns Corsica
      • Genoa controls Corsica
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Own Corsica
      • Control Corsica

Will happen within 10 days of January 12, 1740
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 6, 1741)

Description

At the beginning of 1740, the French government was very much aware of two facts that would determine its policy towards Genoa and Corsica for the next thirty years: firstly, most of the Corsican people hated the Genoese so much that they were ready to give themselves to any power once they would have thrown away the Genoese yoke, which would most certainly happen once the French troops had left the island, and secondly this power might very well be hostile towards France, which was unacceptable. For both of these reasons an official proposal was sent to the Genoese senate: France would administrate Corsica, including justice rendering and perception of taxes, for a number of years to be determined, until things would cool down some more.

Actions

A. Make an offer

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 10 days of January 2, 1741
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after August 2, 1741)

Description

The Pragmatic Sanction, solemnly rendered by Emperor Charles VI on 19th April 1713, established the indivisibility of the Habsburg patrimony, and ruled the order of succession by order of first born child, even to a woman. This made Maria-Theresa, born in 1717, the heir of the Empire. The Pragmatic Sanction was recognized by Spain in 1725 (confirmed in 1731), Russia in 1726, Prussia in 1728, the United Provinces in 1731, Hanover in 1732, the Heiliges Reich (except Bavaria) in 1732 and France in 1738 only. Bavarian refusal would lead to the War of the Austrian Succession.

Actions

A. Anti-Habsburg

  • Luxembourg will be considered a national province
  • Brabant will be considered a national province
  • Flandern will be considered a national province
  • Gain a temporary casus belli against Austria for 36 months
  • Stability -1
  • +150 relations with Bavaria
  • +150 relations with Saxony
  • +50 relations with Genoa
  • +150 relations with Prussia
  • -100 relations with England
  • -100 relations with Netherlands
  • -100 relations with Russia
  • -50 relations with Hesse
  • -50 relations with Hanover
  • -150 relations with Austria

B. Neutral

C. We don't wage wars for the King of Prussia

France — Not random

Will happen within 10 days of January 2, 1748
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1760)

Description

Charles de Broglie was an Earl of France that became the master spy organizer of King Louis XV. Under the King direction and ideas, he organized the first complete and structure secret service, Le Secret du Roy. His network covered most of Europe and, if its first mission in the Polish succession question failed, his major achievement was the role played during the American War of Independence, in providing the first and precious help to the Insurgents (military supplies, finance, diplomatic support to Franklin's mission in Paris, etc…)

Actions

A. Let him become our Spymaster!

  • Gain a royal marriage with -1
  • Gain a royal marriage with -1
  • Gain a royal marriage with -1
  • -100 relations with Austria
  • -100 relations with England
  • -200 gold
  • Stability +1

B. No I do not trust him!

  • Innovativeness -1

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 100 days of April 2, 1748
Checked again every 100 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after July 14, 1789)

Description

After the War of Austrian succession, France decided to create a training school for its officers as this corp had shown serious carrences during the fight both on land and sea. The Seven Years War accelerated the implementation of the school.

Actions

A. It's good... but too late

  • Quality +1
  • Land tech investment: +200
  • -250 gold

B. I rely on the nobles

  • Aristocracy +1
  • Quality -1
  • +5000 cavalry in a random province

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Provence
  • Event 275031 - Sardinian intervention in Corsica for Savoy has already occurred
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Genoa owns Corsica
      • Peasant Rebels controls Corsica
    • Corsica and Genoa are at war
  • None of the following must occur:
    • France and Genoa are at war
    • France and Savoy are allied
    • Savoy is a vassal of France

Will happen within 10 days of May 22, 1748
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 6, 1752)
unless prevented by
Action B of 275031 - Sardinian intervention in Corsica for Savoy

Description

Seeing that the Genoese would soon be overwhelmed by the joined forces of the Sardinian expeditionary corps and the Corsican rebels, the French government soon decided a new intervention in the island. The Marquis de Cursay landed in Bastia with a few hundred men on 22th may 1748 to help the defenders of the city, mostly pro-Genoese Corsicans. More troops arrived in 1749, and the French were soon masters of most of the strong places in Corsica: Bastia, Corti, San Fiurenzu, Aiacciu, Sarté, without any official mandate from Genoa.

Actions

A. Make sure this island does not fall into wrong hands

B. We couldn't care less

France — Not random

Will happen on September 28, 1748

Description

The outcome of the Seven Year War, marked by the loss of Canada, Louisiana and the counters in India, showed the need for a powerful navy. So, Louis XV decided to undertake vast reforms in the arsenals. He passed an ordinance on September 28 1748 that abolished the sentence, although not definitively. This ordinance attached by the same occasion the body of the galleys to the Royal Navy. So harsh were the living conditions and corporal punishments on board, that a sentence to serve on the galleys was like a death sentence. Moreover, as the wars of Louis XV came to an end, the Navy required fewer crews: now, prisonners convicted to forced labour were sent in majority to the convict prison and were employed as a cheap workforce by the Admiralty. Following this ordinance, the convict prisons of Toulon and Brest borned since 1748, then, Rochefort in 1776. The galleys were progressively replaced by the frigates, which were quite superior.

Actions

A. Abolish the sentence to the galleys

  • Land -1
  • Naval tech investment: +1000
  • Infrastructure tech investment: +500

B. The galleys could still be used...

  • Innovativeness -1
  • Naval tech investment: -1000
  • Gain 15 galleys in a random province

France — Not random

Will happen within 360 days of January 1, 1749
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1749)

Description

Appointed general controller of Finance in 1747, Machault wished to find the balance in the budget damaged by the war. In 1749, he projected to create a new tax, the 'vingtième' (which means the twentieth), which would taxed the net incomes of all the subjects of the King, including on those of the privileged people. For the latter, the outcry was general. The Parlements, the provincial States, the Parlement of the clergy protested, organized even some true riots. But if the Parlement of Paris capitulated, the high clergy made face with pugnacity. Initially, Louis XV supported his minister with firmness. But then, by a reversal of which he was accustomed, the King abandonned his minister. This backing of Louis XV front of the revolt of privileged made him extremely unpopular in the people. At the same time, it had as a by-effect the increasing boldness of the Parlements. They criticized bitterly the monarchical absolutism and they demanded a right of control on the government. Louis XV had just taken a bad way whose consequences would be dramatic for the finances and the stability of the Kingdom.

Actions

A. Forget this idea

  • Centralization -1
  • Aristocracy +1
  • Serfdom +1
  • Innovativeness -1
  • Global revolt risk +1 for 24 months
  • Stability +1
  • -200 gold

B. Tax everyone with exception of nobles and clergy

  • Stability -2
  • Aristocracy +1
  • Serfdom +1
  • Global revolt risk +2 for 60 months
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • The same province revolts
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • The same province revolts
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • The same province revolts
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province
  • +1 base tax value in a random province

C. Tax everyone without any exception

  • Stability -3
  • Centralization +1
  • Aristocracy -2
  • Serfdom -1
  • Innovativeness +1
  • Global revolt risk +3 for 60 months
  • +2 base tax value in a random province
  • The same province revolts
  • +2 base tax value in a random province
  • The same province revolts
  • +2 base tax value in a random province
  • The same province revolts
  • +2 base tax value in a random province
  • The same province revolts
  • +2 base tax value in a random province
  • The same province revolts
  • +2 base tax value in a random province
  • The same province revolts
  • +2 base tax value in a random province
  • The same province revolts
  • +2 base tax value in a random province
  • The same province revolts

France — Not random

Will happen within 360 days of January 2, 1750
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1750)

Description

In 1750 Charles-Louis de Secondat baron de La Montesquieu published the crowning achievement of his literary career - 'The Spirit of Laws'. This monumental 1086 page work was most celebrated for three of its numerous theories: the classification of governments the political influence of climate and the most important one the theory of the separation of powers. Montesquieu argued that in the state that most effectively promotes liberty the Legislative Executive and Judicial powers must be confided to different individuals or bodies acting independently. This idea was soon to become central to the Constitution of the United States.

Actions

A. OK

  • Infrastructure tech investment: +250

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 170146 - The first French real colony for France has already occurred
  • The following must not occur:
    • United States exists
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • England owns Stadacone
    • England owns Nova Scotia
    • All of the following must occur:
      • England controls Stadacone
      • England controls Nova Scotia

Will happen within 100 days of January 2, 1750
Checked again every 100 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 31, 1819)

Description

France and England both established in Northern America at the beginning of the XVII century. From the beginning their relations were clearly marked by a strong competition to become the only power of this part of the continent. After several conflicts which forced France to move back at the ends of its empire, the Seven Years War, which started in the middle of the XVIII century, definitevely ended the French presence in North America. This war marked a crucial turning point in the contemporary history of the world.

Actions

A. France is truly defeated

  • Biloxi will no longer be considered a national province
  • Mobile will no longer be considered a national province
  • Yazoo will no longer be considered a national province
  • Tuscaloosa will no longer be considered a national province
  • Tennessee will no longer be considered a national province
  • Illinois will no longer be considered a national province
  • Miamis will no longer be considered a national province
  • Kentucky will no longer be considered a national province
  • Erie will no longer be considered a national province
  • Hindua will no longer be considered a national province
  • Fox will no longer be considered a national province
  • Milwaukee will no longer be considered a national province
  • Mesabi will no longer be considered a national province
  • Duluth will no longer be considered a national province
  • Wisconsin will no longer be considered a national province
  • Oskosh will no longer be considered a national province
  • Michilimakinak will no longer be considered a national province
  • Detroit will no longer be considered a national province
  • Catskill will no longer be considered a national province
  • Oswego will no longer be considered a national province
  • Mohawk will no longer be considered a national province
  • Onondaga will no longer be considered a national province
  • Niagara will no longer be considered a national province
  • Sault will no longer be considered a national province
  • Superior will no longer be considered a national province
  • Nipigon will no longer be considered a national province
  • Nipissing will no longer be considered a national province
  • Oshawa will no longer be considered a national province
  • Huron will no longer be considered a national province
  • Ticonderoga will no longer be considered a national province
  • Adirondak will no longer be considered a national province
  • Sebago will no longer be considered a national province
  • Megantic will no longer be considered a national province
  • Hochelaga will no longer be considered a national province
  • Ottawa will no longer be considered a national province
  • Laurentia will no longer be considered a national province
  • Shawinigan will no longer be considered a national province
  • Stadacone will no longer be considered a national province
  • Bas St-Laurent will no longer be considered a national province
  • Micmac will no longer be considered a national province
  • Gaspésie will no longer be considered a national province
  • Acadie will no longer be considered a national province
  • Nova Scotia will no longer be considered a national province
  • Isle Royale will no longer be considered a national province
  • Gander will no longer be considered a national province
  • Placentia will no longer be considered a national province
  • Wabana will no longer be considered a national province
  • Saguenay will no longer be considered a national province
  • Manicouagan will no longer be considered a national province
  • Anticosti will no longer be considered a national province
  • Winisk will no longer be considered a national province
  • Athabaska will no longer be considered a national province
  • Chimo will no longer be considered a national province
  • Eskimalt will no longer be considered a national province
  • Nueltin will no longer be considered a national province
  • -200 relations with England
  • -100 victory points
  • Bayou will no longer be considered a national province
  • Savannah will no longer be considered a national province
  • Mississippi will no longer be considered a national province
  • Missouri will no longer be considered a national province
  • Event 164147 - Victory in Northern America for England is triggered immediately

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Innovativeness is at 5 or higher

Will happen on February 8, 1752

Description

Encyclopedias date back to 2nd-century Rome. But Ephraim Chambers's English encyclopedia broke new ground in 1728. Its title, typical of the time, sounds more like a table of contents: 'Cyclopaedia: or a Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Containing an Explication of the Terms ... in the Several Arts, both Liberal and Mechanical ... etc., etc. ... '.
The new idea here is mechanical arts. Earlier encylopedias were never that down-to-earth. The French arranged to publish Chambers's encyclopedia in 1745.
But, after a fight with the English translator, they decided to develop a greatly expanded French version instead. By 1747, Denis Diderot had assumed leadership of the project -- except for mathematical parts, which were handled by the mathematician d'Alembert.
Diderot added real fire to the project. He was briefly jailed in 1749 for his liberal views, and when the first two volumes were published in 1751, he was attacked by Jesuit authorities.
The problem was that Diderot and the other writers were rationalists. The work was now titled Encyclopedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of Science, Arts, and the Trades, and it was on its way to becoming a 28-volume treatise on human affairs.
The Dictionnaire, as it was called, laid bare the workings of the known world in a way no one had ever tried to do. It boldly told the average man that he could know what only Kings, emperors, and their lieutenants were supposed to know.
It suggested that anyone should have access to rational truth. In that sense it was a profoundly revolutionary document.

Actions

A. All the knowledges are gather together!

  • Infrastructure tech investment: +1000
  • Stability -1

B. Persecute these modernists

  • Infrastructure tech investment: -1000
  • Stability +1
  • Innovativeness -1

C. Reform the Kingdom

  • Infrastructure tech investment: +3000
  • Trade tech investment: +3000
  • Stability -3
  • Innovativeness +1
  • Serfdom -1
  • -300 gold
  • Global revolt risk +5 for 60 months

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 10 days of September 6, 1752
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 4, 1753)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170241 - French intervention in Corsica for France

Description

On 6th September 1752, the French and the Genoese finally found an agreement about Corsica. The French agreed to remove their troops but, always faithful to their policy that the island was never to fall into another great power's hands, they persuaded the Genoese to grant new concessions to the rebels. Faced with the rebel leaders' refusal to accept the Genoese offers, the newly appointed French commander (the former had been removed and imprisoned to appease the Genoese) freed Genoa from any engagement towards the rebels but pursued his preparations to leave the island. The last French soldiers left Corsica on 4th April 1753.

Actions

A. The moment has not yet come

B. The Corsicans need us

  • Set flag [early_corsica] for events
  • +5 badboy
  • Revolt risk value in Corsica -20
  • -100 gold
  • -200 relations with Genoa

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Savoy owns Savoie
  • Savoy controls Savoie
  • Own Dauphiné
  • Control Dauphiné

Will happen within 100 days of July 28, 1753
Checked again every 100 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1755)

Description

Mandrin was a French bandit who fought the tax inspector by smuggling with Savoy and Geneva. After one year of activity, he was pursued by royal troops which arrested him in Savoy's territory causing a diplomatic unrest.

Actions

A. It's enough!

  • +20 gold
  • Revolt risk value in Dauphiné +2
  • Event 275029 - Mandrin for Savoy is triggered immediately

B. Savoy is a sovereign State...

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1756
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1760)
unless prevented by
Action B of 170229 - Mandrin for France

Description

After Mandrin's elimination, peasants caused troubles in Dauphiné.

Actions

A. At last!

  • Revolt risk value in Dauphiné -2

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Provence
  • Event 170120 - The Diplomatic Revolution for France has already occurred
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Genoa owns Corsica
      • Peasant Rebels controls Corsica
    • Genoa and Corsica are at war
  • None of the following must occur:
    • France and England are allied
    • England and Genoa are allied
    • England is a vassal of France
    • France is a vassal of England
    • Genoa is a vassal of England
    • France and Genoa are at war

Will happen within 10 days of August 14, 1756
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 30, 1759)
unless prevented by
Action C of 170120 - The Diplomatic Revolution for France

Description

In 1756 began the Seven Years War between France and England. The French, fearing that the English would try to expand their holdings in the Mediterranean Sea, offered the Republic to occupy some strongholds in Corsica in exchange for a large sum of money, military and diplomatic protection, and a mediation with the rebels. On 13 August 1756 was signed the first Treaty of Compiègne, giving them control of Calvi, Aiacciu and San Fiurenzu. Their troops would remain until April 1759 when the English threat became more urgent upon the coasts of Provence. For all this time, the rebels never attempted to attack the French cities, but neither did they listen to their proposals of mediation.

Actions

A. Make sure this island does not fall into wrong hands

B. We couldn't care less

  • +50 relations with Corsica
  • -25 relations with Genoa
  • Offensive Doctrine +1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Country is at war

Will happen on January 6, 1757

Description

From the 1750s, the Parlements begun to practise a policy of systematic obstruction against all royal measurements, while Louis XV, fearful, did not find the energy to manage the reforms which were essential. However, in December 1756, the King decided to put an end to the rebellion of the magistrates and succeeded in making record by the Parlements the edicts restricting a part of their capacities but this united the people against him. In January 1757, during the Seven Year War, Robert-François Damiens tried to murder the King in the gardens of Versailles with a knife but Louis XV was only slightly wounded at the shoulder. Slightly disturbed, Damiens wanted to force Louis XV to reconcile with his people. The entourage of the King and especially Mrs. de Pompadour, made pressure on the Parlement in order that his gesture was interpreted like a regicide. In spite of the anger of the people which protested against this judgement, Damiens would be condemned to the one of the most dreadful torments of all the History. He was initially attached during 57 days on a rack mattress. Then he was condemned to the fire torment. Arms and legs were burnt by red-hot pincers and lead melted was put on the wounds. Then, he undergone quartering during more than two hours, but being very robust, the members did not give way and the exhausted horses should be changed. To put an end to the torture, the executioner approached and quickly cut the tendons, which made fall the four members. All that remained of Damiens when it was thrown to the woodshed was only one trunk whose chest breathed and whose lips still moved... The torment of Damiens, of an age not being one of the Enlightment, did nothing but reinforce the parliamentary protests, which did not fail to underline the disproportionate characteristic of this sentence. Louis XV, the 'Beloved', was not it any more and had definitively lost the favours of his people.

Actions

A. He will receive the torture that he merits!

  • Stability -1
  • Global revolt risk +2 for 24 months
  • Aristocracy +1

B. Do not torture him

  • Stability -1
  • Innovativeness +1
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 36 months

France — Not random

Will happen within 360 days of January 2, 1762
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1762)

Description

Rousseau was one of the first modern writers to seriously attack the institution of private property and is therefore considered a forebear of modern socialism and Communism. Rousseau also questioned the assumption that the will of the majority is always correct. He argued that the goal of government should be to secure freedom equality and justice for all within the state regardless of the will of the majority.

Actions

A. OK

  • Serfdom -1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Cévennes

Will happen within 90 days of June 30, 1764
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after June 1, 1767)

Description

Between June 30, 1764 and June 19, 1767, 104 murders were perpetrated in the province of Gevaudan in the southern Auvergne. All the victims were women or children, but no adult man was attacked. All the accounts of the eyewitnesses of the attacks described an animal looking like a wolf. But the wounds, extremely unusual, such as the size of the bites as well as decapitations, couldn't be made by a wolf but only by a 'beast'. In front of the extent of the massacre and the inefficiency of the local lords, the peasants called upon Louis XV. He, touched by their misfortunes, sent a regiment of dragoons commanded by the captain Duhamel to solve the problem. Despite several beats and the massacre of hundreds of wolves, the attacks didn't stop. Louis XV even had to send his personal gun carrier, François Antoine de Beauterne, who does not succeed in doing better than Duhamel. This story had unpleasant consequences on the reign of Louis XV. Not only the peasants always remained under the threat of the 'beast', but became exhausted by the many hunts without being able to plough their fields. Moreover, by the failure of Duhamel and Beauterne, Louis XV became the laughing stock of the other monarchs, especially in England, and the secretly published newspapers tackled its authority severely. The affair fascinated all the French and became one fo the main subject of conversation during two years.

Actions

A. We must help this people

  • Stability -1
  • Revolt risk value in Cévennes +2
  • -20 relations with England
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 18 months

B. We have more pressing issues at the moment than help this peasants

  • Stability -3
  • Revolt risk value in Cévennes +3
  • Serfdom +1
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 18 months

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Provence
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Genoa owns Corsica
      • Peasant Rebels controls Corsica
    • Genoa and Corsica are at war
  • The following must not occur:
    • France and Genoa are at war

Will happen within 10 days of August 6, 1764
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after July 30, 1767)

Description

With Genoa still unable to deal with the situation in Corsica, France renewed her diplomatics assaults. But the Genoese would not easily let go of an island they had viewed for so long as being essential to her survival. Still the Republic was now in a situation where it was only a matter of time before she had to resolve to a full evacuation. On 6 August 1764 was signed the second Treaty of Compiègne, by which the Genoese surrendered five major stronholds to the French: Bastia, Aiacciu, San Fiurenzu, Calvi et Algaiola, keeping only Bonifaziu. This agreement was supposed to last only four years.

Actions

A. Now is the time

B. We couldn't care less

  • +50 relations with Corsica
  • -25 relations with Genoa

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Louis XV is active

Will happen within 30 days of September 1, 1764
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 30, 1764)

Description

The Prime Minister of Louis XV, Choiseul, decided in July 1764, to liberalize the trade of the grain which was previously severely controlled by the state. The French economy was at this time in full rise and the important harvests as well as the low prices in the years 1760 to 1763 encouraged with optimism. Unfortunately, the harvest of 1764 was very bad and the strong speculation permitted by the liberalization of the market of the grains involved a grain shortage. In a lot of cities, spontaneous revolts begun, leading to a great disorder in the Kingdom.

Actions

A. It wasn't a such good idea...

  • Stability -2
  • Global revolt risk +3 for 12 months
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Louis XV is active

Will happen on November 27, 1764

Description

The Parlement of Paris, composed in a vast majority of gallicans, had always been a keen opposant of the Jesuits and had on this subject the tacit support of the Prime Minister Choiseul. In 1761, the Parlement had finally the possibility of making pressure on Louis XV to banish the Society of Jesus from France. The occasion was given by the trial of the father La Valette. This Jesuit had made bad business in the Antilla. Its creditors bring an action against the Society which was condemned to refund them. Taking advantages of the trial, the Parlement of Paris examined the constitution of the Society, declared it in opposition to the laws of the Kingdom and concluded that the Company was to be dissolved in France. The Jesuits could remain in the Kingdom only by way of simple priests, directly submitted to the bishops. After two years of resistance, the King agreed. The Society of Jesus was abolished in France in November 1764. The other sovereigns of the Bourbon dynasty, from Spain, Parma, and Two-Sicilies followed this example and those from Portugal which had preceded it. Then, all of them agreed with Louis XV to demand to the Pope the abolition of the Society in the entire catholic world in 1773. The Society of Jesus was reconstituted only at the beginning of the XIXth century. The victory of the Parlement over the Jesuits was accompanied by a recrudescence of the fanaticism from the magistrates who were opposed to the Enlightenment while fighting against the Protestants. Many examples of intolerance followed: the hanging of the pastor Rochette who had preached in spite of the law, the torment of the Protestant Jean Calas accused to have killed his son to prevent it from converting to Catholicism or the execution of the young knight de la Barre for practices sacrileges...

Actions

A. Ban the Society of Jesus

  • Stability -1
  • Innovativeness -1
  • +30 relations with Spain
  • +30 relations with Portugal
  • +30 relations with Parma
  • +30 relations with Naples
  • -30 relations with Papal States

B. Oppose to the Parlement of Paris

  • Stability -2
  • Centralization +1
  • -30 relations with Spain
  • -30 relations with Portugal
  • -30 relations with Parma
  • -30 relations with Naples
  • +30 relations with Papal States

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Louis XV is active

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1765
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1765)

Description

The office of chancellor was vacated in 1765. Louis needed to appoint a new chancellor. His choice was a man named Rene-Nicolas de Maupeou. He was a strong supporter of the monarchy. However, the nobles were unhappy with his nomination.

Actions

A. Appoint Maupeou

  • Infrastructure tech investment: +200

B. Appoint someone the nobles favor

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Louis XV is active

Will happen within 60 days of May 1, 1765
Checked again every 60 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after June 30, 1765)

Description

The Parlements had been formed in the Middle Age in order to apply the laws and justice. They were present in Paris and in a dozen of provincial capitals. Its members were owners of their office often from father to son. During many conflicts with the royal government, they had little by little acquired the right to check the laws. Louis XIV had reduced their power by removing the right of remonstrance but the regency of Philippe of Orleans would return to them. They had thus became some politics bodies impossible to circumvent which were frequently opposed to the royal power. In May 1765, the Parlement of Rennes opposed to the duke d'Aiguillon, military governor of Brittany, which wished to rise an additional tax, and resigned in block. The King then arrested the leaders and forced the Parlement to obedience. The Parlement of Paris then joined the Parlement of Rennes in the dispute and resigned in block too. The King recalled to all the Parlements that they owed him obedience and that there was only one monarch. But this act of authority of the King was without a future and d'Aiguillon resigned in 1768.

Actions

A. There is only one ruler!

  • Stability -1
  • Centralization +1
  • Global revolt risk +1 for 24 months

B. The Parlements are essential

  • Stability +1
  • Centralization -1

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on February 25, 1766
unless prevented by
Action A of 258086 - The Polish Succession of 1733 for Poland
Action B of 3495 - The Polish Succession of 1733 for Poland
Action A of 3487 - Friedrich Augustus Wettin backs down for Poland

Description

On the death (1733) of Augustus II, Stanislaw returned to Poland from France and was again elected King. Under Russian pressure, a minority of the Polish diet chose instead Augustus III, precipitating the War of the Polish Succession. Stanislaw, besieged at Danzig, received only moral support from France, while his rival was backed by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and had full military aid from Russia. Stanislaw was obliged to flee from Danzig in 1734, and in 1735 he accepted the terms of the preliminary Treaty of Vienna. He kept the royal title but renounced his actual rights in favor of Augustus III. In exchange, he received Lorraine and Bar, with the provision that they were to pass directly to the French crown upon his death. The former duke of Lorraine (later Holy Roman Emperor Francis I) was compensated with the promise of Tuscany. Stanislaw' daughter, Maria Leszczynska, was married to Louis XV of France, but because of his many amorous escapades she appeals to the Pope to annul her marriage and he does. She immediately leaves France for Poland. When Stanislaw dies a couple of months later the petty noble of Lorraine declare the agreement of 1733 dissolved and they split the territory between them. But of course France will not look the other way...

Actions

A. Lorraine is French now

B. Lorraine is the imperial Lothringen

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of September 29, 1766
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after February 14, 1768)

Description

Ever since the occupation of major strongholds in Corsica by the French, secret negotiations had been going on between Paoli and the Duke of Choiseul. Those were achieved mostly by letters but also through a Corsican officer in the Royal-Corse: Matteu Buttafuoco, an eminent member of the French party in Corsica. The two parties could never find an agreement since the French found that the Corsicans were far too demanding in regards of their effective military and diplomatic strength, while the Corsicans were always worried that the French would handle them back to Genoa, like they had in the past, if they surrendered too much of their independence. The negotiations were finally broken when it appeared clearly that the French had already reached an agreement with Genoa over the head of the Paolist regime.

Actions

A. Offer partial autonomy

B. We don't negotiate with rebels

  • -200 relations with Corsica
  • +50 relations with Genoa

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on June 19, 1767

Description

Three years after the beginning of the murders in Gevaudan by the 'beast', none of the hunts lead by Duhamel and Beauterne gave satisfaction, despite the capture of several large wolves. The local population was defended by itself and the majority of the men only moved armed. After a last victim on June 17, 1767, a poacher named Jean Chastel succeeds on June 19 in killing an extraordinary wolf by his size and his proportions, very different from the common wolves. Some described the killed 'beast' as a large mastiff with long bristling furs and a broad breast. After that, no more attack nor murder was recorded in the area. The affair stopped but remained unsolved since nothing proved that the Chastel's wolf was the 'beast'. Nowadays, it remains some shades on this story, especially such as certain female victims discovered were stripped, the heads of some bodies were carried by the 'beast' (what no animal does) and the 'beast' didn't attack adult men. Several hypothesis were evoked since the 18th century to explain it: giant wolf, tiger, hyena, fantastic animal like a bear crossbred with a monkey, werewolf or even, a serial-killer. The selected hypothesis today is that it was probably a cross between a wolf and a Neapolitan mastiff and this 'beast' was trained to attack by someone who could be Jean Chastel himself. But nothing is truly proven...

Actions

A. At last!

  • Stability +1
  • Revolt risk value in Cévennes -3

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Provence
  • Event 174092 - The Treaty of Versailles for Genoa has already occurred
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Corsica exists
      • At least one of the following must occur:
        • France and Corsica are at war
        • Stability is at -2 or higher
    • All of the following must occur:
    • Genoa owns Corsica
  • None of the following must occur:
    • France and Corsica are allied
    • Corsica is a vassal of France
    • France and Genoa are at war

Will happen within 10 days of May 15, 1768
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after June 13, 1769)
unless prevented by
Action B of 174092 - The Treaty of Versailles for Genoa

Description

In 1767, the Republic, heavily indebted towards France after the various French interventions in Corsica, and the pro-Genoese cities in the island, finally acknowledged that the rebels could not be overcome by force. On 4 July, the Genoese ambassador in Paris, Agostino Sorba, was mandated to offer France full sovereignty over Corsica. The French, who had been waiting thirty years for this opportunity, did not miss the occasion and the Treaty of Versailles, signed on 15 May 1768, officialized the mortgaging of Corsica by Genoa to France. Of course, the island was to be ceded back if the Republic was ever able to pay back but everyone, Genoese, French and Corsicans, was well aware that this would almost surely never happen.

Actions

A. Sign the treaty

B. Refuse to sign the treaty

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Louis XV is active

Will happen on January 20, 1771
unless prevented by
Action B of 12087 - Appoint a new chancellor for France

Description

In December 1770, Louis XV dismissed his Prime Minister, Choiseul, under the pressure of his favorite of the moment, the countess du Barry. He would be replaced by a triumvirate made up of the duke d'Aiguillon to the Foreign Affairs, of the abbot Terray to the Finances and René Nicolas de Maupeou with justice. The King was at this time in conflict, once more, with the Parlements of Rennes which was opposing to the duke d'Aiguillon and with the Parlement of Paris which made public reproach with the King of its support to the duke. The crisis with the members of Parlement was accentuated when in January 1771, the Parlement of Paris refused to be in session in order to ratify the royal decisions. Maupeou then convinced the King to act. January 20, Louis XV sent his musketeers to the residence of the recalcitrant and exiled them to the province, without taking account of the protests of the public opinion, the middle-class and even of the princes of blood (his own family), by ignoring absolutely the pamphlets from Beaumarchais. Decided to give back to the royalty its power, Maupeou formed a new Parlement with more flexible magistrates and removed the venality of the offices and introduced the equality of all the subjects in front of the justice. But these late measurements did nothing but worsen the unpopularity of the growing old King...

Actions

A. Abolish the Parlements

  • Stability -1
  • Centralization +1
  • Serfdom +1

B. Force Maupeou to resign

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of January 1, 1774
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 1, 1783)

Description

The United States of America declared their independence from Britain in 1776. The French monarch decided to support them with financial and military aid in an attempt to further weaken the British. Unfortunately, the French treasury was already in trouble. The American Revolution bankrupted Louis XVI.

Actions

A. Support the United States

  • -2000 gold
  • +150 relations with United States
  • -150 relations with England
  • Set flag [support_US] for events
  • Revolt risk value in Savannah -70
  • Revolt risk value in Carolina -70
  • Revolt risk value in Santee -70
  • Revolt risk value in Roanoke -70
  • Revolt risk value in Chesapeake -70
  • Revolt risk value in Susquehanna -70
  • Revolt risk value in Delaware -70
  • Revolt risk value in Manhattan -70
  • Revolt risk value in Catskill -70
  • Revolt risk value in Adirondak -70
  • Revolt risk value in Sebago -70
  • Revolt risk value in Connecticut -70
  • Revolt risk value in Massachusetts -70
  • Revolt risk value in Penobscot -70
  • Event 324001 - French Assistance for United States is triggered immediately

B. Live and Let Die

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Louis XVI is active

Will happen within 90 days of May 11, 1774
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1774)
unless prevented by
Action B of 12087 - Appoint a new chancellor for France
Action B of 170072 - The exile of the members of the Parlement for France

Description

Following the dismissal of the Parlement, protests against the French crown exploded throughout France. Many high-ranking nobles stated that the King had abused the constitution of the government and the rights of the people by trying to establish a despotism without bounds, without limits, and consequently without rights. Following his father's death and his subsequent rise to the throne, Louis XVI dismissed Maupeou and recalled the parlements.

Actions

A. Dismiss Maupeou and recall the Parlement

B. Refuse to allow the people to dictate policy

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Corsica
  • Corsica is a national (core) province

Will happen within 180 days of June 1, 1774
Checked again every 180 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after November 30, 1774)

Description

After the Treaty of Versailles, France was bound to achieve what Genoa had been unable to during five centuries: establish public order. It took them five years of brutal and expeditive actions against both outlaws, thieves and criminals, and Paolists who had either remained in Corsica or were just returned from exile. Nonetheless, the Comte de Marbeuf, French military governor in the island, was cautious enough to not provoke any large-scale revolt. It was during one of his absence in May 1774 that the situation went awry. The Comte de Narbonne, second in command to Marbeuf, who had been urging him for years to increase the degree of violence against the 'bandits' and their families and villages, suddendly found himself in a position to do it by himself, especially when the returned exiles gave him an opportunity by launching a round of small localized revolts against French troops, in the hope to rally the population to an eventual return of Paoli. The Paolists thought it wise to act during Marbeuf's absence, it turned out it wasn't. Narbonne reacted most violently. Entire villages were burnt down and known rebels' families chased from their homes, while captured 'rebels' were hanged without any form of trial. By the end of the year, there were no more rebels.

Actions

A. Darn!

  • Corsica revolts
  • Corsica revolts
  • Corsica revolts
  • -2000 population in Corsica

France — Not random

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1775
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1775)

Description

In 1775, the office of minister of finance was vacated. The King needed to appoint a new minster. The treasury was in horrible shape as war had all but emptied the monarchy's pockets. The King needed a strong minister with expertise in loan management. A Swiss immigrant named Jaques Necker was the Kings choice.

Actions

A. Appoint Jaques Necker

B. Appointed a prominent noble

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1775
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1775)
unless prevented by
Action B of 12087 - Appoint a new chancellor for France
Action B of 12089 - Public Pressure against Maupeou for France
Action B of 12092 - Appoint another Chancellor for France

Description

Turgot's market reforms made the price of grain skyrocket. The people rioted in protest.

Actions

A. Merde!

  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts
  • A random province revolts

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1776
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1776)
unless prevented by
Action B of 12087 - Appoint a new chancellor for France
Action B of 12089 - Public Pressure against Maupeou for France
Action B of 12092 - Appoint another Chancellor for France

Description

The internal unrest caused by Turgot was more than the monarchy was willing to pay. The King dimissed Turgot in 1776, ending the most significant reform effort on the continent.

Actions

A. Dismiss him

  • Serfdom +1
  • Innovativeness -1
  • Aristocracy +1

B. Keep him

  • Stability -3

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Offensive Doctrine is at 2 or higher

Will happen on April 2, 1776

Description

Born in 1715, Jean-Baptiste de Gribeauval quickly enlisted himself into the artillery. Paradoxically, when he became officer, he enlisted into the armies of France's traditional enemies. He first served in the Prussian Army, and after that, in the Austrian Army in 1757 and in whose service he fought Prussian armies at Glatz and Schweidnitz. After being promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in 1764, he began to reform the artillery and sapper forces, but he fell into disgrace in 1774. Recalled in 1776 to the appointment of the inspector of artillery by the War Minister, he went on with modernisation by distinguishing between campaign artillery and siege artillery. His name has been given to the hardware which helped French guns be mounted and used more effectively. During the French Revolution and during Napoléon Ier reign, his modernisation of artillery had given the French army a sizeable advantage.

Actions

A. Yes, it's modern, it's better!

  • Quality +1
  • Offensive Doctrine +1
  • Stability -1

B. No, too costly

  • Innovativeness -1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • The following must not occur:
    • Offensive Doctrine is at 2 or higher

Will happen on April 2, 1776

Description

Born in 1715, Jean-Baptiste de Gribeauval quickly enlisted himself into the artillery. Paradoxically, when he became officer, he enlisted into the armies of France's traditional enemies. He first served in the Prussian Army, and after that, in the Austrian Army in 1757 and in whose service he fought Prussian armies at Glatz and Schweidnitz. After being promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in 1764, he began to reform the artillery and sapper forces, but he fell into disgrace in 1774. Recalled in 1776 to the appointment of the inspector of artillery by the War Minister, he went on with modernisation by distinguishing between campaign artillery and siege artillery. His name has been given to the hardware which helped French guns be mounted and used more effectively. During the French Revolution and during Napoléon Ier reign, his modernisation of artillery had given the French army a sizeable advantage.

Actions

A. No, too costly

  • Innovativeness -1

B. Yes, it's modern, it's better!

  • Quality +1
  • Offensive Doctrine +1
  • Stability -1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Innovativeness is at 3 or higher

Will happen within 3600 days of March 14, 1780
Checked again every 3600 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 2, 1800)
unless prevented by
Action C of 5005 - L'Académie des Sciences de Paris for France

Description

During the 18th century in France flourished a great school of physicists and chemists. Standing on the shoulders of giants like Newton and Leibniz they developed all the principles of classical mechanics and began the detailed study of electromagnetism and modern chemistry. Among them there were Charles-Agustin Coulomb (who showed the inverse-square law for electrostatical forces), Alexis-Claude Clairaut, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre, Jean-Batiste-le-Rond d'Alembert, Jean-Baptiste Fourier, Pierre de Maupertuis, Claude Berthollet, Antoine Lavoisiser (the father of modern chemistry, beheaded during the Revolution), Pierre-Simon de Laplace (a master of celestial mechanics) and Joseph Lagrange (who developed a new formulation of newtonian mechanics).

Actions

A. A great triumph of our science!

  • Infrastructure tech investment: +100

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1781
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1781)
unless prevented by
Action B of 12094 - New Minister of Finance for France

Description

In 1781, some ministers and noble hangers-on convinced the King to dismiss Necker. The following year, Necker produced a naive and -- at best -- fanciful account of the royal finances that purported to demonstrate that more revenue was coming to the state than was being spent. Necker hoped to reassure the French and particularly foriegn creditors who made up his financial network that reform was unneccessary. Few believed his figures and creditors refused to provide more loans until the state enacted more reforms.

Actions

A. Dismiss Necker and appoint new minister

B. Believe Necker's figures

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Relations with China are at -10 or higher
    • Relations with Manchus are at -10 or higher
    • Relations with Da Shun are at -10 or higher
    • Relations with Da Xi are at -10 or higher
    • Relations with Zhou are at -10 or higher
    • Relations with Southern Ming are at -10 or higher

Will happen within 360 days of January 2, 1782
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1782)

Description

In 1782, J. J. L. Amiot, one of the many French missionaries to China, was the first to publish Sun Zi's 'Art of War' into a European language. The book, the only major military resource not influenced by western philosophies, quickly became widely read in Europe as it had in the Orient becoming one of the fundametal books on military doctrine, in both war and peacetime.

Actions

A. OK

  • +25 victory points
  • Land tech investment: +200

France — Not random

Will happen on October 22, 1783

Description

Pilâtre du Rosier and Marquis d'Arlandes are the first to leave the ground with a Montgolfière. An old man's dream is fulfilled: flying! However, peasants often fear this strange machine, and claim it is the devil's hand. What shall we do?

Actions

A. Support the Montgolfiere

  • Innovativeness +1
  • -25 gold

B. Burn these Evil Machines

  • Innovativeness -1

France — Not random

Will happen within 30 days of March 2, 1784
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after May 2, 1784)

Description

The 1783-1784 winter has been extremely harsh. All crops are lost. The peasants won't be able to harvest any grain this year and a lot of people may starve. What shall we do?

Actions

A. Buy Grain Abroad

  • -5 base tax value in Limousin
  • -5 base tax value in Berri
  • -5 base tax value in Maine
  • -5 base tax value in Orléanais
  • -5 base tax value in Lyonnais
  • -5 base tax value in Nivernais
  • -5 base tax value in Ile de France
  • -150 gold

B. Let Them Eat Cake

  • -5 base tax value in Limousin
  • -5 base tax value in Berri
  • -5 base tax value in Maine
  • -5 base tax value in Orléanais
  • -5 base tax value in Lyonnais
  • -5 base tax value in Nivernais
  • -5 base tax value in Ile de France
  • Global revolt risk +3 for 12 months

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Aristocracy is at 7 or higher
  • Monarch Louis XVI is active

Will happen within 90 days of January 2, 1785
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1785)

Description

The unpopularity of Louis XVI haughty wife, Marie-Antoinette, accentuated the public's lack of confidence in the throne. Unhappy in marriage, Marie-Antoinette lived extravagantly and was embroiled in scandal. In 1785, she became entangled in a steamy scandal when a cardinal, the former Ambassador to the Habsburgs, gave her a fabulous diamond neckalce in the hope of winning her favor. The necklace and some of the prelate's money were then deftly stolen by mysterious plotters, a strange scenario that included a prostitute posing as the Queen.

Actions

A. Mon Dieu !

  • Stability -3

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of March 2, 1785
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after May 2, 1785)

Description

The 1784-1785 winter has been moderate. We shall not fear for this year's harvest.

Actions

A. We are in his hands and must pay

  • +5 base tax value in Limousin
  • +5 base tax value in Berri
  • +5 base tax value in Maine
  • +5 base tax value in Orléanais
  • +5 base tax value in Lyonnais
  • +5 base tax value in Nivernais
  • +5 base tax value in Ile de France

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 360 days of January 2, 1786
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1787)

Description

In 1786 William Pitt the Younger signed an important commercial agreement, the Eden Treaty, with France. It was in keeping with the argument made by the economist Adam Smith in his The Wealth of Nations (1776) that Britain should be less economically dependent on trade with America and become more adventurous in exploring trading opportunities in continental Europe.

Actions

A. Sign it

  • Mercantilism -3
  • -1 base tax value in a random province
  • -1 base tax value in a random province
  • -1 base tax value in a random province
  • -1 base tax value in a random province
  • +100 relations with England
  • Stability -1

B. Refuse to sign it

  • -100 relations with England

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 360 days of March 2, 1786
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after March 2, 1787)

Description

The great composer Franz-Joseph Haydn went to Paris when his fame had already reached its peak. He composed six symphonies commissioned by the Count d'Ogny and were performed at the 'Loge Olympique' with extraordinary success. One of these 'Paris symphonies' (the number 85) specially pleased the Queen Marie-Antoinette.

Actions

A. Great!

  • +10 relations with Austria

France — Not random

Will happen within 10 days of February 2, 1787
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after March 2, 1787)
unless prevented by
Action B of 12096 - Dismiss Necker for France
Action B of 12097 - Appoint Necker's Replacement for France
Action B of 12094 - New Minister of Finance for France

Description

In February of 1787, Calonne asked the King to convoke an Assembly of Notables consisting of handpicked representatives from each of the three estates. Calonne suggested that France's problems were systemic and resulting from chaotic administration. Denouncing the system of priviledge that dominated the French economy, Colonne proposed a complete overhaul of the French financial system.

Actions

A. Convoke the Assembly of Notables

B. Maintain the status quo

  • Stability -1

France — Not random

Will happen within 10 days of August 2, 1787
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after September 2, 1787)

Description

In response to the refusal of the Parlement of Paris to register the land and stamp taxes, in August 1787 Louis XVI exiled its members to Troyes, a town to the southeast of Paris.

Actions

A. Exile them for their insolence

B. Just ignore their decisions

  • Stability -2

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 10 days of November 2, 1787
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1787)

Description

Louis XVI recalled the Parlement of Paris from exile in November 1787 and promised to listen to what it had to say. But the King ordered new loan edicts registered without giving the parlement a chance to be heard. When the duke of Orleans, the King's cousin, interjected that such a procedure was illegal, Louis replied, 'That is of no importance to me... it is legal because I will it.'

Actions

A. Force new loan edicts

B. Give in to Parlement

  • Stability +1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Centralization is at 5 or higher
  • Aristocracy is at 5 or higher

Will happen on August 8, 1788

Description

On August 8th, 1788, Louis XVI announced that he would convoke the Estates-General on May 1st of the following year. He hoped that it would avert royal bankrupcy by agreeing to the imposition of the new taxes.

Actions

A. Make the Announcement

  • Stability +1

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of May 5, 1789
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after June 18, 1789)

Description

The Treaty of Versailles in 1783 was a success for France and revenge from previous defeats. However, it did nothing to ease the financial problems but rather increased the burden of debts. The success of the American independence movement also reinforced criticism of the regime. The 1786 commercial treaty with Britain was followed by a sharp decline in domestic industrial production, a very severe famine resulting from bad harvests, unrest and finally public bankruptcy in 1788. The King was forced to recall the Estates General, a feat unseen since 1626. On 5th May 1789, the Estates General convened at Versailles and soon pronounced itself a National Assembly (17th June), pledging to stay until they devised a constitution. Louis XVI acknowledged the changes in the situation, but the dismissal of his popular finance minister Necker and troop concentrations in the suburbs prompted the Paris masses to storm the state prison of La Bastille on 14th July 1789. The French Revolution had started.

Actions

A. Economic Reforms, but no Social Change

  • Centralization +1
  • Aristocracy +3
  • Serfdom +1
  • Innovativeness -3
  • +1 base tax value in Ile de France
  • +1 base tax value in Calais
  • +1 base tax value in Picardie
  • +1 base tax value in Caux
  • +1 base tax value in Champagne
  • +1 base tax value in Lorraine
  • +1 base tax value in Franche-Comté
  • +1 base tax value in Bourgogne
  • +1 base tax value in Nivernais
  • +1 base tax value in Berri
  • +1 base tax value in Orléanais
  • +1 base tax value in Maine
  • +1 base tax value in Normandie
  • +1 base tax value in Armor
  • +1 base tax value in Bretagne
  • +1 base tax value in Morbihan
  • +1 base tax value in Vendée
  • +1 base tax value in Poitou
  • +1 base tax value in Limousin
  • +1 base tax value in Auvergne
  • +1 base tax value in Cévennes
  • +1 base tax value in Languedoc
  • +1 base tax value in Guyenne
  • +1 base tax value in Gascogne
  • +1 base tax value in Béarn
  • +1 base tax value in Roussillon
  • +1 base tax value in Navarra
  • +1 base tax value in Piemonte
  • +1 base tax value in Savoie
  • +1 base tax value in Provence
  • +1 base tax value in Dauphiné
  • +1 base tax value in Lyonnais
  • +1 base tax value in Luxembourg
  • +1 base tax value in Artois
  • +1 base tax value in Alsace
  • Stability -1

B. Economic Reforms and small Social Change

  • Centralization -1
  • Aristocracy -1
  • Serfdom -1
  • Innovativeness +1
  • +1 base tax value in Ile de France
  • +1 base tax value in Calais
  • +1 base tax value in Picardie
  • +1 base tax value in Caux
  • +1 base tax value in Champagne
  • +1 base tax value in Lorraine
  • +1 base tax value in Franche-Comté
  • +1 base tax value in Bourgogne
  • +1 base tax value in Nivernais
  • +1 base tax value in Berri
  • +1 base tax value in Orléanais
  • +1 base tax value in Maine
  • +1 base tax value in Normandie
  • +1 base tax value in Armor
  • +1 base tax value in Bretagne
  • +1 base tax value in Morbihan
  • +1 base tax value in Vendée
  • +1 base tax value in Poitou
  • +1 base tax value in Limousin
  • +1 base tax value in Auvergne
  • +1 base tax value in Cévennes
  • +1 base tax value in Languedoc
  • +1 base tax value in Guyenne
  • +1 base tax value in Gascogne
  • +1 base tax value in Béarn
  • +1 base tax value in Roussillon
  • +1 base tax value in Navarra
  • +1 base tax value in Piemonte
  • +1 base tax value in Savoie
  • +1 base tax value in Provence
  • +1 base tax value in Dauphiné
  • +1 base tax value in Lyonnais
  • +1 base tax value in Luxembourg
  • +1 base tax value in Artois
  • +1 base tax value in Alsace

C. Economic and Social Reforms

  • Centralization -3
  • Aristocracy -3
  • Serfdom -3
  • Innovativeness +3
  • +1 base tax value in Ile de France
  • +1 base tax value in Calais
  • +1 base tax value in Picardie
  • +1 base tax value in Caux
  • +1 base tax value in Champagne
  • +1 base tax value in Lorraine
  • +1 base tax value in Franche-Comté
  • +1 base tax value in Bourgogne
  • +1 base tax value in Nivernais
  • +1 base tax value in Berri
  • +1 base tax value in Orléanais
  • +1 base tax value in Maine
  • +1 base tax value in Normandie
  • +1 base tax value in Armor
  • +1 base tax value in Bretagne
  • +1 base tax value in Morbihan
  • +1 base tax value in Vendée
  • +1 base tax value in Poitou
  • +1 base tax value in Limousin
  • +1 base tax value in Auvergne
  • +1 base tax value in Cévennes
  • +1 base tax value in Languedoc
  • +1 base tax value in Guyenne
  • +1 base tax value in Gascogne
  • +1 base tax value in Béarn
  • +1 base tax value in Roussillon
  • +1 base tax value in Navarra
  • +1 base tax value in Piemonte
  • +1 base tax value in Savoie
  • +1 base tax value in Provence
  • +1 base tax value in Dauphiné
  • +1 base tax value in Lyonnais
  • +1 base tax value in Luxembourg
  • +1 base tax value in Artois
  • +1 base tax value in Alsace
  • Stability -2
  • Event 12112 - The Storming of the Bastille for France will never fire
  • Event 12113 - The Night of the Ancien Régime for France will never fire

France — Not random

Will happen on July 14, 1789
unless prevented by
Action C of 3144 - The General Estates for France

Description

After the revolt of the Third Estate, the King offered a variety of concessions in an attempt to maintain order. The third estate was unsatisfied. On July 14th, 1789, thousands of people seized weapons stored in the Invalides, a veteran's hospital. Early that afternoon, about 80,000 armed Parisians stormed and captured the Bastille. More than 200 of the attackers were killed or wounded. A butcher decapitated the commander of the fortress and the throng carried his head on a pike through the streets.

Actions

A. Mon Dieu !

  • Stability -1

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on August 4, 1789
unless prevented by
Action C of 3144 - The General Estates for France

Description

Following the fall of the Bastille, the King was essentially forced to acknowledge the legitimacy of the National Assembly. In a remarkable session on the night of August 4th, the National Assembly swept away much of the old regime, including seigneurial rights and powers. No longer would the King rule by divine right, or buy allegiance by dispensing privileges to favorites. The Assembly began drafting the 'Declaration of the Rights of Man' and a new French constitution. The days of the French Monarchy were perhaps numbered.

Actions

A. Mon Dieu !

  • Stability -1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • United States exists
      • The following must not occur:
        • Aristocracy is at 3 or higher
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Aristocracy is at 2 or higher
      • The following must not occur:
        • Aristocracy is at 5 or higher
      • The following must not occur:
        • United States exists

Will happen within 10 days of August 9, 1789
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 23, 1789)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170400 - Revolution avoided for France
Action A of 3779 - The French Revolution for France
Action A of 3342 - The French Revolution for France

Description

On 5th may 1789 the General Estates met at Versailles. The different sections of the French society had a rather joint opinion on which issues and what to decide. Only landowning nobles defied a social reform, while both noblemen and bourgeois could accept both social and constitutional reforms. However, that both a financial and a constitutional reform were needed were beyond doubt by all members. At first the King tried counteracted initiatives to produce a social reform, but on 11th July the King had to face facts and issued the popular minister of finance, Necker, to create a good proposal for a financial reform. Fortunately the great landowners were held outside the negotiation as Necker believed them to crave impossible social concessions, thus he had given the majority of them the task to evaluate the position of the church. While refining the final Constitution and signing the Financial reform the nobility network had taken action. The King did not order in troops, as could not be sure of their reliability. Soon the fear spread to the man on the street and a demonstration in favor of the King and the Constitutional Monarchy degenerated into a riot and the masses stormed the Bastille. A revolutionary wave went through the masses and as the Government failed to against the revolting nobility the people took the matters in their own hands to defend the Constitutional Monarchy and King Louis. The French Revolution had begun...

Actions

A. Waves of Revolts have struck us, Sire

  • Event 3342 - The French Revolution for France will never fire
  • Event 3779 - The French Revolution for France will never fire
  • Event 170400 - Revolution avoided for France will never fire
  • Leader Barthélémy Joubert will never be active
  • Leader Jean Moreau will never be active
  • Leader Lazare Hoche will never be active
  • Leader Guillaume Brune will never be active
  • Leader Bonaparte will never be active
  • Leader Jean Lannes will never be active
  • Leader J.B Bernadotte will never be active
  • Leader Victor will never be active
  • Leader Joachim Murat will never be active
  • Leader Jean Soult will never be active
  • Leader Gouvion Saint-Cyr will never be active
  • Leader François Lefebvre will never be active
  • Leader André Masséna will never be active
  • Leader L.G Suchet will never be active
  • Leader Michel Ney will never be active
  • Centralization -1
  • Aristocracy -1
  • Serfdom -1
  • Innovativeness +1
  • Offensive Doctrine +1
  • Land +1
  • Quality -1
  • Lose 5000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 5000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 5000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 5000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 5000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 5000 troops in a random province
  • Stability -1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • None of the following must occur:
    • United States exists
    • Aristocracy is at 2 or higher

Will happen within 10 days of August 9, 1789
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 23, 1789)
unless prevented by
Action A of 3779 - The French Revolution for France
Action A of 3780 - King Louis' Constitutional Monarchy for France
Action A of 3342 - The French Revolution for France

Description

Sir, our good domestic policies have permitted us to avoid a bloody revolution! Longue vie au Roi et à la monarchie française!

Actions

A. Thank God, our King is safe

  • Event 3342 - The French Revolution for France will never fire
  • Event 3779 - The French Revolution for France will never fire
  • Event 3780 - King Louis' Constitutional Monarchy for France will never fire
  • Leader Barthélémy Joubert will never be active
  • Leader Lazare Hoche will never be active
  • Leader Jean Moreau will never be active
  • Leader Guillaume Brune will never be active
  • Leader Bonaparte will never be active
  • Leader Jean Lannes will never be active
  • Leader J.B Bernadotte will never be active
  • Leader Victor will never be active
  • Leader Joachim Murat will never be active
  • Leader Jean Soult will never be active
  • Leader Gouvion Saint-Cyr will never be active
  • Leader François Lefebvre will never be active
  • Leader André Masséna will never be active
  • Leader L.G Suchet will never be active
  • Leader Michel Ney will never be active
  • Stability +1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • United States exists
      • Aristocracy is at 7 or higher
    • All of the following must occur:
      • The following must not occur:
        • United States exists
      • Aristocracy is at 9 or higher

Will happen within 10 days of August 9, 1789
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 23, 1789)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170400 - Revolution avoided for France
Action A of 3779 - The French Revolution for France
Action A of 3780 - King Louis' Constitutional Monarchy for France

Description

On 5th may 1789 the General Estates met at Versailles. The different sections of the French society were divided on which issues and what to decide. Only farmers wanted a social reform, while some noblemen could accept a constitutional reform. The Bourgeois was ambiguous, as they on one hand wanted to share the right of the nobility and on the other hand not franchise the populace. However, that a financial reform was needed were beyond doubt by all members. On several occasions the King counteracted initiatives to produce a constitutional and social reform and on 11th July the King dismissed the popular minister of finance, Necker, took over government and started to send troops to Versailles. This was just too much for the frustrated and on 14th July the Bastille was stormed. A revolutionary wave went through the masses and as the politicians failed to produce justice for all people took the matters in their own hands. The French Revolution had begun...

Actions

A. A Violent Revolution has struck us, Sire

  • Flag graphics extension set to "Rev"
  • Event 3779 - The French Revolution for France will never fire
  • Event 3780 - King Louis' Constitutional Monarchy for France will never fire
  • Event 170400 - Revolution avoided for France will never fire
  • Centralization -5
  • Aristocracy -5
  • Serfdom -5
  • Innovativeness +5
  • Offensive Doctrine +2
  • Land +3
  • Quality -4
  • Lose 15000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 15000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 15000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 15000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 15000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 15000 troops in a random province
  • Stability -4

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • United States exists
      • Aristocracy is at 3 or higher
      • The following must not occur:
        • Aristocracy is at 7 or higher
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Aristocracy is at 5 or higher
      • The following must not occur:
        • Aristocracy is at 9 or higher
      • The following must not occur:
        • United States exists

Will happen within 10 days of August 9, 1789
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 23, 1789)
unless prevented by
Action A of 170400 - Revolution avoided for France
Action A of 3780 - King Louis' Constitutional Monarchy for France
Action A of 3342 - The French Revolution for France

Description

On 5th may 1789 the General Estates met at Versailles. The different sections of the French society were somewhat divided on which issues and what to decide. Only farmers wanted a social reform, while both noblemen and bourgeois could accept a partial social reform. However, that both a financial and a constitutional reform were needed were beyond doubt by all members. At first the King tried counteracted initiatives to produce a constitutional and social reform, but on 11th July the King had to face facts and issued the popular minister of finance, Necker, to create a good proposal for a financial reform. Unfortunately the farmers and petty bourgeois were held outside the negotiation as Necker believed them to crave impossible social concessions. While refining the final Constitution and signing the Financial reform the effects of the governments denial to subside the bread prices was seen on the streets of Paris. The King ordered in troops, but the soldiers refused to shoot as the people and instead joined the revolts. Soon the frustration turned the revolt into the boiling point and on 14th July the Bastille was stormed. A revolutionary wave went through the masses and as the politicians failed to produce food for all people took the matters in their own hands. The French Revolution had begun...

Actions

A. A Revolution has struck us, Sire

  • Flag graphics extension set to "Rev"
  • Event 3342 - The French Revolution for France will never fire
  • Event 3780 - King Louis' Constitutional Monarchy for France will never fire
  • Event 170400 - Revolution avoided for France will never fire
  • Set flag [Napoléon_rank1] for events
  • Centralization -3
  • Aristocracy -3
  • Serfdom -3
  • Innovativeness +3
  • Offensive Doctrine +1
  • Land +2
  • Quality -3
  • Lose 10000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 10000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 10000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 10000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 10000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 10000 troops in a random province
  • Stability -2

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on November 2, 1789

Description

On October 10th, the National Assembly passed a measure confiscating church property and putting it up for auction. On November 2nd, some 400 million francs in Church Property was offered for sale at auction.

Actions

A. Sell it

B. Don't sell it

  • Innovativeness -1

France — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 3342 - The French Revolution for France has already occurred
  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • All of the following must occur:
      • Flag [early_corsica] is set
      • Own Corsica
    • All of the following must occur:

Will happen on November 30, 1789

Description

On 30 November 1789, the Constituant Assembly officially proclaimed that Corsica was now fully integrated into the French monarchy.

Actions

A. Excellent!

  • Inherit the realms of Corsica
  • Corsica will be considered a national province
  • -100 relations with Genoa
  • -50 relations with England
  • -50 relations with Papal States
  • +1 badboy

France — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
    • Own Les Cayes
    • Own Tortuga
    • Own Barahona
    • Own Guadeloupe
    • Own Martinique
    • Own Tobago & Trinidad

Will happen within 10 days of October 2, 1790
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after November 2, 1790)

Description

Slavery had been abolished in France, but not in the colonies. This exception led to a slave rebellion on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola in October 1790. Francois Dominique Toussaint joined the rebellion, briefly allied with the Spanish, and in a series of fast-moving campaigns became known as L'Ouverture (the opening). The rebellion caused great fear in other colonies, prompting the abolition of slavery in the colonies by 1794, and devastated sugar production as plantations were burned and planters fled abroad.

Actions

A. Tant pis-too bad

  • Les Cayes revolts
  • Les Cayes revolts
  • Les Cayes revolts
  • Les Cayes revolts
  • Les Cayes revolts
  • Revolt risk value in Les Cayes +10
  • Revolt risk value in Tortuga +5
  • Revolt risk value in Barahona +5
  • Revolt risk value in Guadeloupe +5
  • Revolt risk value in Martinique +5
  • Revolt risk value in Tobago & Trinidad +5
  • -2000 population in Les Cayes
  • -8 base tax value in Les Cayes
  • -1 base manpower in Les Cayes

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 10 days of January 2, 1791
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 2, 1806)

Description

In 1792 Revolutionary France got involved in a war against Austria and Prussia. After initial victories by the coalition armies the tide turned and General Pichegru managed to conquer the Southern Netherlands. Because of food shortages he decided to march further and invade the Republic. In 1795 he quickly managed to conquer the cities of Utrecht and Amsterdam. Soon all old regents were replaced by revolutionary ones. Many Dutch Patriots returned from abroad. On May 16th 1795 a treaty was signed which said amongst other things that the Republic should pay France 100 million guilders as compensation. The Republic became little more than a vassal of France.

Actions

A. Holland is 'liberated!'

  • +50 victory points
  • Gain an alliance with Netherlands
  • +100 relations with Netherlands
  • Event 186101 - Batavian Republic for Netherlands is triggered immediately

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 30 days of April 21, 1792
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 21, 1793)

Description

With the creation of a Legislative Assembly to limit the monarchic power, several reasons pushed France towards war in 1792. Internally, the republican party of the Girondins were calling for a war to rid Europe of monarchy and despotism but also to rid France of any internal reactions. Externally, the nobility, the socalled emigrés, fleeing to Austria and Prussia requested that those powers intervene to restore the French monarchy. Louis XVI, King of the French, saw in a war failure the possibility to restore absolutism. But the dissolution of the Ancien Régime in France alarmed all the European royal courts fearing that the French Jacobinism would have spread in the whole continent and provoked deep destabilization inside their own absolutist government systems.

Actions

A. Rattle Our Sabres

B. Temporize

  • +5 relations with England
  • +5 relations with Austria
  • +5 relations with Spain
  • +5 relations with Prussia
  • +5 relations with Russia
  • +5 relations with Sweden
  • +5 relations with Germany
  • +10 relations with Savoy
  • +10 relations with Netherlands
  • -5 victory points
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 60 months
  • Monarch's military skill -2 for 60 months

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on August 10, 1792

Description

The experiment of a 'constitutional monarchy' (legislative power given to a people's assembly and executive power to the King and his ministers) was heavily endangered when King Louis XVI vetoed the proposal of the girondine government in charge to reinforce military defenses in Paris against inside and outside enemies and formed a new government calling back the Feuillants, which were openly supporting the monarchy. The reaction of the citizenship of Paris was to storm the Tuileries (the new King's royal court since the people of Paris struck by famine stormed Versailles in October 1789) to have the King confirm former government. But the final struck to the monarchy was given by the proclamation of the Duke of Brunswick, a Prussian army leader opposed to a revolutionary France, who threatened to destroy the city of Paris in case anyone would attempt on the King's life again. As result of this the people of Paris had the city council deposed and established 'La Commune insurrectionnelle de Paris' with extreme radical republican attitudes and stormed the Tuileries for a second time as to have the King house-arrested and definitively suspended from his powers. Under those popular pressures the legislative assembly was forced to call for another election to form a new assembly, the National Convention, which would have worked at the draft of a new and more democratic and egalitarian constitution.

Actions

A. The monarchy has died

  • Stability -2
  • Ile de France revolts
  • Monarch Louis XVII ° will never rule
  • Monarch La Commune de Paris becomes active
  • -30 relations with England
  • -30 relations with Austria
  • -30 relations with Spain
  • -30 relations with Prussia
  • -30 relations with Russia
  • -30 relations with Sweden
  • -30 relations with Portugal
  • -30 relations with Papal States
  • -30 relations with Savoy

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 5 days of August 11, 1792
Checked again every 5 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after January 11, 1793)

Description

Following the facts of the 10 August the fear of a conspiration of aristocrats to restore the King to the throne was growing in the masses and a campaign to root out the 'Enemy within' started. Mass arrests of 'thought-to-be' royalist sympathizers were followed by the September massacres which struck nearly half of the prisoners held in Paris, the most of them convicted for common crimes only.

Actions

A. The September-murders have taken place

  • -1200 population in the capital province
  • Global revolt risk +3 for 18 months
  • Stability -1
  • -20 relations with England
  • -20 relations with Austria
  • -20 relations with Spain
  • -20 relations with Prussia
  • -20 relations with Russia
  • -20 relations with Sweden
  • -20 relations with Portugal
  • -20 relations with Papal States
  • -20 relations with Savoy

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on September 20, 1792

Description

On 20 September 1792, on the same day in which the French army had its first victory of the revolution at Valmy, the National Convention took the place of the Legislative Assembly and the day after, in its first session, proclaimed the abolition of the Monarchy and decreed that, starting from the 22 September, all the documents would have 'An I de la République' (Republic's Year I) instead of the standard counting of years.

Actions

A. Vive la République !

  • Stability +3
  • Ile de France revolts
  • Monarch La Convention Nationale becomes active
  • Serfdom -2
  • -50 relations with England
  • -50 relations with Austria
  • -50 relations with Spain
  • -50 relations with Prussia
  • -50 relations with Russia
  • -50 relations with Sweden
  • -50 relations with Portugal
  • -50 relations with Papal States
  • -50 relations with Savoy

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on January 15, 1793

Description

After the failed flight of the royal family, captured at Varennes on the night of 20 June 1791, the King was forced into house-arrest at the Tuileries and suspended from his powers, the 10 august 1792. After two years of contrasts between moderates (Feuillants), favorable to a King's support in political reforms such as a new Constitution, radical republicans (the Montagnards), asking for his immediate deposition, and between them the opportunist Girondins, worsened by the external propaganda of 'emigrés' nobles and the fears of suspected plots to reestablish the old regime, a definitive decision was to be made about the King in order to save the revolution. Since circumstantial evidences showed that the formerly King of the French, now addressed as 'Citoyen Capet', had conspired with foreign powers, Louis XVI was deposed the 21 September 1792 and committed for trial with the accusation of treason. On 15 Jan 1793 the National Convention voted for a proposal to execute immediately the King with the figures 387 votes against 334. On 21 Jan 1793 King Louis was 'guillotined'. The regicide provoked deep resentments amongst the European sovereigns.

Actions

A. Sentence him to death

  • Stability +1
  • -70 relations with England
  • -70 relations with Austria
  • -70 relations with Prussia
  • -70 relations with Russia
  • -70 relations with Sweden
  • -70 relations with Portugal
  • -70 relations with Savoy
  • -70 relations with Naples
  • -70 relations with Papal States
  • -70 relations with Spain
  • -6 diplomats

B. Sentence him to life imprisonment

  • Stability -1
  • -30 relations with England
  • -30 relations with Austria
  • -30 relations with Prussia
  • -30 relations with Russia
  • -30 relations with Sweden
  • -30 relations with Portugal
  • -30 relations with Savoy
  • -30 relations with Naples
  • -30 relations with Papal States
  • -30 relations with Spain
  • -3 diplomats
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 36 months
  • Global revolt risk +3 for 60 months
  • Ile de France revolts

C. Sentence him to exile

  • Stability -2
  • Aristocracy +1
  • -10 relations with England
  • -10 relations with Austria
  • -10 relations with Prussia
  • -10 relations with Russia
  • -10 relations with Sweden
  • -10 relations with Portugal
  • -10 relations with Savoy
  • -10 relations with Naples
  • -10 relations with Papal States
  • -10 relations with Spain
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 72 months
  • Global revolt risk +5 for 60 months
  • Ile de France revolts
  • Ile de France revolts

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 10 days of March 2, 1793
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 2, 1793)

Description

As the French revolution dragged on and saw permanent turmoil and the outburst of war, the people of the western province of France (Poitou, Vendée, Brittany) came to regret the old regime and its relative stability, if not liberty. The unwise move of the Republican government to suppress the old clergy replacing the catholic cult and the announcement of a general call-up (la levée en masse), combined with the return of some Royalist nobles and the support of 'refractory' priests, were the sparks that ignited terrible peasant revolts in march 1793 that would force the diversion of large number of troops and mass massacres in the so called Chouan Revolts (Chouanneries) and the Wars of the Vendée.

Actions

A. The enemies of the Revolution are on the move...

  • Stability -2
  • +100 national manpower
  • Vendée revolts
  • Vendée revolts
  • Vendée revolts
  • Morbihan revolts
  • Morbihan revolts
  • Bretagne revolts
  • Armor revolts
  • Maine revolts
  • Revolt risk value in Vendée +12
  • Revolt risk value in Morbihan +8
  • Revolt risk value in Bretagne +4
  • Revolt risk value in Armor +4
  • Revolt risk value in Maine +4
  • Naval tech investment: -2000

France — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 10 days of April 6, 1793
Checked again every 10 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after July 27, 1794)

Description

In the National Convention two forces emerged: the Montagnards and the Girondins. Since the beginning of the revolutionary wars, the latter party has been becoming suspected of indulgency for its moderate policies towards the counter-revolutionary forces inside and outside France. On 2 June 1793 an insurrection broke out in Paris obliging the national convention to decree the arrest of all the Girondins. As answer to this a big federalist insurrection led by the remnants of the Gironde party was organized in several provinces of France but it resulted in a complete failure as in a few months it was easily tamed. Since the coup d'état of 2 June, the Montagnard party led by Robespierre no longer faced any strong political opposition to the way they would l