Saxony

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Saxony
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At the start of the Grand Campaign – 14 October 1399
Basic Stats
Government type Feudal Monarchy
Technology group Latin
Number of provinces 1
Capital province Leipzig
Center of Trade None
State religion Catholic
Primary culture Saxon
Other accepted cultures None

Sliders

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

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

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

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

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

Offensive <▪▪▪▪▪♦▪▪▪▪▪>
balanced
Defensive

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

Quality <▪▪▪▪▪♦▪▪▪▪▪>
balanced
Quantity

Unlike the text below assumes, in the 1399 start of In Nomine and Heir to the Throne Saxony is a mere one-province minor. Please refer to European OPM strategy for general advise.

Napoleon's Ambition

Saxony starts off as a reasonably strong state in the middle of the Holy Roman Empire, with a significant army the best policy would be to slowly absorb minor one-province states in the east, eventually building up enough power to attack either Bohemia or Brandenburg to seize their land.

In order for an expansive Saxony to survive, strong allies are needed. Austria, Poland or Denmark would be suitable, since they would act a strong deterrent from violent attack. Becoming Emperor is a must, as is skilful diplomacy to prevent your neighbours from uniting against you.

If you chose to attack Brandenburg instead of Bohemia then you must contend with Austria, which will most likely attack Bohemia, and become dangerously close to your own land. While a war with Austria is inevitable you will most likely want an army with either superior numbers or superior technology, either way it might be possible to split Bohemia between the two powers, and attacking Austria when it's distracted with war on another front, a quick decisive war is needed, if attrition is becoming debilitating make a quick peace, and take less province than you would usually.

Although you may want to annex Austria a better option is to vassalise them, acting as a buffer against any Hungarian, Ottoman or even Polish attacks.

With Austria defeated the unification of Germany will become easy and inevitable, leaving Saxony as the largest and most powerful nation in Europe, what you do with that nation, is up to you.

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