Tunisia

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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.

Tunisia
Tunisia Flag.JPG
At the start of the Grand Campaign – 14 October 1399
Basic Stats
Government type Tribal Despotism
Technology group Muslim
Number of provinces 3
Capital province Tunis
Center of Trade None
State religion Sunni
Primary culture Maghreb Arabic
Other accepted cultures Berber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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quite quantity oriented
Quantity

Tunisia is one of the smaller North African states, owning a mere 3 provinces. As with its neighbours, it is a Muslim state, but governed by a tribal despotism, and one that often suffers from European invaders or Muslim imperialists. A small nation, Tunisia's only strength is in its capital province. with a population of 90000 in Tunis, it has a strong tax base to work off, but little other income. Lodged between Algiers and the Mediterranean, few routes lie open to Tunisian expansion.

Strategy

Tunisia's position is precarious, with large neighbours to the West, Warmongering Europeans to the North and the potential might of the Mamluks to the East. However Tunisia does have a few advantages, the largest of which is that they are three province minor as opposed to being smaller, and in the case of a war with a larger foe it may be possible to concede only one province and avoid annexation. The second advantage is their Culture which is part of the Turko-Semitic group.

Expansion

To avoid losing ground early on the best solution is to be proactive. Targets included the Turkish minors but be careful not to incur the wrath of the Ottomans. Neighbouring Tripoli is another option but they are often under the wing of the Mamluks. Castille and Portugal often attack Morocco and Algiers, which when weakened are also targets. Finally the small island nations of Cyprus and Crete can provide security against annexation.

Westernising

While still small it is easier to Westernise, follow the guide How to Westernise and take advantage of the presence of the Europeans. This does mean that the player will have to wait 50 years or so to drive the Europeans from the continent.

Larger states

With disconnected territories, use of armies to respond to rebels is tiresome. Connecting up the provinces in North Africa is useful, and funding rebels in lands held by Europeans can drive them from your sphere. The next steps are slightly more difficult, the aim is to form a Personal Union over the Mamluks an Ottomans, as they are part of Tunisia's culture group. After inheritance Tunisia will gain cores on all provinces held by their subject nations.

Europe:

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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