Ak Koyunlu

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This article is accurate for the latest versions of EU3, Napoleon’s Ambition, In Nomine, Heir to the Throne and Divine Wind.

Ak Koyunlu
Ak Koyunlu.png
At the start of the Grand Campaign – 14 October 1399
Basic Stats
Government type Tribal Federation
Technology group Muslim
Capital province Van
Center of Trade None
State religion Sunni
Primary culture Azerbadjani

Sliders

Centralization <▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪♦>
extremely decentralized
Decentralization

Aristocracy <▪♦▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪>
very aristocratic
Plutocracy

Serfdom <♦▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪>
extreme serfdom
Free Subject

Innovative <▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪♦▪▪>
quite narrowminded
Narrowminded

Mercantilism <▪▪♦▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪>
quite mercantilistic
Free Trade

Offensive <▪▪▪▪♦▫▪▪▪▪▪>
slightly offensive
Defensive

Land <▪▪▪▪♦▫▪▪▪▪▪>
slightly land oriented
Naval

Quality <▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪♦▪▪>
quite quantity oriented
Quantity

Ak Koyunlu is a small nation in the Middle East and is often conquered by Persia, Ottomans or the Golden Horde. Survival is tough but possible.

Initial security

Ak Koyunlu cannot take on the larger local nations, so will need to wait for an opportunity. The aim is to acquire territory diplomatically or militarily. Look for nations that have been attacked by someone else and dive in with the aim of picking up one or two provinces. With luck the first 50 - 75 years will finish with 10 or so provinces of unified religion.

Audacious expansion

This is where the possible path of the game diverges. Spot the weakest region, Turkey, Caucuses, Persia or Syria and attack. Access to the sea is critical to further expansion, the aim is to sell a Western nation a province and Westernise.

After Westernisation

Troops will need upgrading technology will need to advance but from this point on, expansion is at the discretion of Ak Koyunlu. Carve out a nation in the Middle East and take control of the Silk Road.

Europe:

Aachen • Alsace • Aragon • Austria • Avignon • Bar • Bavaria • Berry • Bohemia • Bosnia • Brandenburg • Brittany • Brunswick • Burgundy • Byzantium • Castille • Crete • Croatia • Cyprus • Denmark • England • France • Genoa • Germany • Granada • Great Britain • Hamburg • Hansa • Holland • Hungary • Ireland • Italy • Lithuania • Lorraine • Mainz • Mazovia • Mecklenburg • Milan • Modena • Munster • Münster • Muscovy • Naples • Navarra • Netherlands • Norway • Novgorod • Poland • Pommerania • Portugal • Provence • Prussia • Ragusa • Rev. FranceRomania • Russia • Savoy • Saxony • Scotland • Serbia • Sicily • Siena • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Teutonic Order • The Knights • The Papal State • Tuscany • Utrecht • Venice • Wales • Wallachia • Yaroslavl
European minors • Dutch minors • French minors • Irish minors • Russian minors • Turkish minors

Asia:

Aceh • Ayutthaya • Bali • Bihar • Brunei • Golden Horde • Hindustan • Japan • Kazakh • Korea • Malacca • Manchu • Minamoto • Ming • Mongol Khanate • Nogai • Oirat Horde • Orissa • Pegu • Qin • Rajputana • Ryukyu • Vijayanagar • Wu • Xia
Indian minors • Southeast Asian minors

Near East

Ak Koyunlu • Jalayirids • Khorasan • Najd • Oman • Ottomans • Persia • Qara Koyunlu • The Mamluks • Timurids • Trebizond • Yemen

Americas

Aztecs • Chimu • Haiti • Inca • Maya • USA • Zapotec 
American Natives

Africa

Adal • Algiers • Ethiopia • Morocco • Mutapa • Songhai • Tunisia