Avignon

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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.

Avignon they are stuck as a Theocracy until they reach government 27, which means no Royal Marriages and therefore no inheritances. To top it all off they are stuck right in the middle of France who either controls or has vassalized every single Occitan culture province around except Provence.

Avignon
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At the start of the Grand Campaign – 14 October 1399
Basic Stats
Government type Theocracy
Technology group Latin
Number of provinces 1
Capital province Avignon
Center of Trade None
State religion Catholic
Primary culture Occitain
Other accepted cultures Cosmopolitaine

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

Aristocracy <▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪♦>
extremely plutocratic
Plutocracy

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

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

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

Offensive <▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪♦▪▪>
quite defensive
Defensive

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

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

Overview

Maintain incredible relations with France to avoid simply getting rolled. You should get a guarantee out of them quite early. Try and develop your economy, and once you have a big nest egg build a giant mercenary army and try to annex a small country to get out of France be sure to use spies to Bribe Defenders to minimize the siege time and therefore cost of the mercenaries. Provence is preferred due to the same culture, but it's often a vassal of France by the time you get a chance to fight them. When possible move your capital away from France and try to become active in the HRE. Don't forget to disband any mercenaries over the forcelimit, otherwise you will go bankrupt in a hurry.

If The Papal State is annexed you may become them, it's no big deal but it can suck to have the name Avignon wiped from the map. Once you get a few provinces they play just like any other nation. Feel free to go Monarchy at govt 27 and try your hand at colonizing. Maybe conquer some in Europe and try to be the HRE.

General strategy

Main article: French minors

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