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    In an effort to unite the people or perhaps to simply establish a more centralized rule, the Margrave order a decree for all counts to report to the capital once every two years to discuss maters of the state. The invitation called to gather at the state home of Frederick II Von Hohenzollern in Brandenburg. Upon arriving to the state home, servants escorted the various guest to a well furnished room with the main fixture of the room seemed to focused on a rectangle table. Multiple chairs lined the length of the table but with only one chair with the insignia of Brandenburg carved into the head of the chair rest at the head of the table.

    “Please Rise for the Prince Elector, Frederick the second Von Hohenzollern” spoke one servant as the Margrave entered the room.

    Frederick II promptly approached the stylized chair and sat down, “Please be seated” said Federick II after he had sat down in his chair.

    “Welcome to my home, I hope your trip was pleasant. First matter of business I would like to discuss the Neumark problem. Attempts to negotiate for the return of the land has fallen on deaf ears. Because of lack of willingness we may have to take the land back by force. The Emperor himself shows willingness to aid us in retaking Neumark, and the Poles and Teutonic Order are in constant conflict with each other we could see to form an alliance with nobles in Poland to attack the Order. As for the Order's alliance, we received word that a likely alliance with the free count of Mecklenburg and the splinter group known as the Livonian order.

    This leaves us with a unique opportunity, with the web off alliances we can maneuver to acquire sea port. It is likely we can incorporate the county of Danzig as a strong prize as the original sale of Neumark also included Danzig, so acquiring the land won't be seen as too egregious, but the lack of ability to resupply any garrison let alone any levies would be a problem. It is likely we would have to acquire another port. We lack any claim to Mecklenburg but old records of Mecklenburg point to a the house of Vaal to be of nobility from the region, through some convincing of the barons in Mecklenburg we maybe able to point an informant as a decadent of the same noble house of Vaal. This would allow us to give some claim to the land to restore his nobility and quell some resistance. As such I am requesting to use the Levies provided to prepare for the coming war, and for additional levy to be used for the war. This war if maneuvered quickly and decisive enough we can earn a nice profit from trading alone by having access to the open sea and getting rid of much hated pirates”
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    Count Wolfgang closed his eyes to search his memory on the areas mentioned. "I can't see preparing levies before our alliances are even writ to be wise or economical. If Austria and the Poles will fight with us..."

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    Count Elias spoke up: "While I support going to war with the Teutons to recapture Neumark and take Danzig, I think we should improve our standing with the Emprr before taking any land in the Empire, which could anger him, and leave us without a strong ally if the Poles decide they want Danzig too."

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    "Count" Bertram takes a seat near the far end of the table. "It is true that we must require our lost territories, and these alliances seem to good to let go. However, we should be wary of Poland. They too would want the territory. While they make a powerful ally, unlike the Emperor, they are an alliance of convenience, and, perhaps, one that won't long endure. Nevertheless, until then, we should exploit this alliance for all it is worth."

    Turning to Elias he responds. "The Emperor has agreed to help us in this war. If Mecklenburg joins enemies of the Empire when the Empire takes what is rightfully the Empires, Mecklenburg would be a traitor. Surely the Emperor wouldn't mind if the traitor is replaced with someone more loyal. If the Poles turn against us, the Emperor will protect his own, and if not, then our Margrave could see to appoint a more worthy successor. No, the Habsburgs want to stay Emperor, so they will permit this, if only to gain support with an Elector."

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    We need to take Mecklenburg to core Danzig, as we don't start with a core on Danzig, have no ports, and Neumark doesn't boarder it. If Austria is an ally in the war, he won't get much AE for us taking provinces in a war he is on our side in, and probably wouldn't demand the territory because he doesn't want to upset electors or allies.
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    Karl had been at the state home on business with new dining linens when he heard the assorted Lords assembling. Making his way quietly to join them, he managed to find himself standing with the servants of Count Elias. Listening to the Margrave's words, his heart skipped. He felt Pride that the Margrave knew of his family's status and plight in Mecklenburg, but fear that the Margrave knew of him personally. Had he been careless? Did he need to now finally pay the proper toll for his deeds? Was it time to finally assume some responsibility?

    Thoughts raced in Karl's mind. Strategies formed and reformed has he desperately thought of a way to turn this to his advantage. While the possibility of land and title was tempting, he knew that Mecklenburg had thrown his family out of power for a reason, and that reason was the Hansa. With enough money to buy God and sell Him to the devil, the Hanseatic merchants were now just haggling over price. No, Mecklenburg was a trap. Karl's best contacts were in Danzig, and from there he knew that the Pomms were mighty at sea but weak on land. If the Margrave sought trade coasts, perhaps some could be found there? A good start, but the lords would be too proud for that now. No, better to simply tilt them more towards the direction they want to go in anyway. Yes, that will do.

    Stepping forward slightly and bowing deeply, he began "My assembled Lords, I beg your forgiveness and indulgence, but as the resident Vaal I feel I must speak. Karl von Vaal at your service. What has happened to my family in Mecklenburg is intolerable, to be sure, but I fear cannot be helped. Mecklenburg is under the thumb of the Hanseatic League, and with their alliance with Poland would be a morsel we would choke on for little sustainance. Would it not be more prudent, my Lords, to keep our gaze to the East, for now, to settle the Neumark question? I hear tell from my contacts in Danzig that the Order and the Poles are already arming their mutual border, and we must be prepared to take advantage."

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    Mecklenburg is suckers bait. Let the Hannoverian minors fight with the Hansa and Denmark for it. Pommerania and Danzig are the real prizes if we want to start getting trade income.
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    Turning to Karl, Elias responded: "War between the Poles and the Order is inevitable, which is why we shall need to declare war with them soon.
    On the subject of Mecklenburg, if we take Danzig, would it not be dangerous to not have a connection to it, wether by land or sea? If we do not take it, then we would have to take Hinterpommern just after finishing the Teutonic war, and we cannot be sure that our resources and manpower will be intact at that time."

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    "Danzig is a key port city of the baltic. If we take it, the Hansa may wish to stay on our good side so they may continue their trade. Mecklenburg is not as important a trade post, while the Hansa may not love us, they may tolerate us, and give us time. Time to use our new land and grow stronger."

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    I think Pomerania is a good next target, although we'd need more time to fabricate claims first. Mecklenburg is an ally with the Teutonic Order, so we can take them in our first war, when they can't call their own allies. With the exception of Denmark, I don't think anyone really would be gutsy enough to declare on us with Austria and Poland (possibly Poland+Lithuania) as an ally until a coalition forms.
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    Federick II Von Hohenzollern (Margrave)
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    “I concur Elias with Count Elias, which is why need to secure a second port as quickly as possible. While there is some historical claim to lands in Pomenania, those claims have long since been abandoned, though as position as Prince elector, I could leverage a return of those claims but would only be possible after Neumark is returned to our Realm as indicated by the previous sell of land. And attacking Pomenania would make us seem like aggressive expanders, rather than someone who punishing traitors to the Holy Roman Empire. As for Mecklenburg being a morsel, I agree it's a tiny morsel, it's a tiny morsel to sustain our self through the desert of solidifying our presence in the feast that is Danzig.

    As for the mater of raising the levies, it's an important step to make our self look strong and make it easier to secure alliance. This is especially true when you're establishing an alliance of convenience, no one would want to ally a burden nation especially if they also maybe inclined to steal land they value; which is ironically what we're doing now”
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    “As for the matter in leading the combined arms of Brandenburg, we must establish a clear general of the army. While I would I hesitantly recommend my brother to lead the army, we could make him a Lieutenant General in charge of sieges to allow him more military experience. Meanwhile the main army could be lead by someone with a bit more training, perhaps a regiment lead unless one of you wish to lead the army.” Fredick added wishing to move the agenda as the nobles were already in agreement about Mecklenburg and Danzig.

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    I agree about being Over Extended for so long with Danzig, but worst case scenario we could release Danzig as a vassal and annex later if we can't secure Mecklenburg. As for fabricating claim on Mecklenburg we can wait until the day of the start of the war and only annex/vassal them when when the claim is done.

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    Count Wolfgang cringed internally at the use of levies to make a show of force. Before a war was one thing, but after the war Brandenburg would be at its most vulnerable, and when it had grown into itself another war would ferment. If he didn't play this carefully he could be paying for this army for a very long time. "What if our alliance with Poland was not merely one of convenience? Perhaps you could find a relation of marriageable age to match with their house?"

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    Federick II Von Hohenzollern (Margrave)
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    Frederick nod in agreement, “Yes perhaps sending a noble marriage to one of the dukes or even counts near Danzig could also work in our favor to provide more legitimacy to our claim in Danzig. I will attempt to arrange a marriage for one my courtier, likely my brother for better leverage. Failing that I may have to arrange one for my courtier” Federick II added as he folded his hands together with a look of deep thought almost as if he was thinking outloud.
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    Federick II Von Hohenzollern (Margrave)

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    After the decision to invade the Teutonic Order was largely settled and it was only minor details that could be arranged later. As such Frederick dismissed the gathering of nobles to allow them to prepare for the war itself. Once dismissed Fedrick II announced the Teutonic Order as enemy of the state for failure of returning Neumark back to Brandenburg. Fredick II later announce Pomerania and Hansa once as rivals in response to similar proclamation made by both states. It wasn't until nearly four years later that the nobles were summoned to return back to Brandenburg after the successful war against the Teutonic Order.



    It was the middle of summer heat wave in Brandenburg as the nobles arrived into state home of Fredirck II. Once again Fredrick II awaited for everyone to arrive before being announced once again as the Prince Elector by one of the house servant. Though one notable change was the demeanor Fredrick II, rather than being overly serious posture, this time he appeared to have a more joyful mood.

    “Please be seated” said Frederick II said after he had sat down in his well made chair..


    “Once again I would like to welcome everyone back to my home. As many you have learned the war with the Teutonic Order was... a profitable one. The national coffers have nearly tripped in size and for next 10 years our enemies are paying our war debit. This leaves us on what to do with this increase wealth. But money matters aside we should congratulate the new count of Neumark Bertram Von Neumark and Karl von Vall of Mecklenburg” said Fredick II as he pointed towards Bertram and Karl respectively.

    “Speaking of new counts and counties, I will be adding Danzig to my demesne, at least until region is firmly secured. Many states outside of Brandenburg still eye Danzig and they hope to cite rebellion in the region. So until we convince the local barons, peasants to follow Brandenburg law, I will have oversea the area. And to aid this conversion I request to leave behind a small contingent of troops. To aid this endeavor we may need to secure a military access exchange between Poland and ourselves, this should allow us to make rapid response to reinforce Danzig as well ease tension at the Polish border. Another item on the agenda is to what to do with the new found wealth as increasing our Army size is not yet possible due to lack of possible recruits and conscription that should be saved for reversed for our currently standing army” Fedrick II said with a bit more serious tone to her voice.


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    Count Wolfgang looked rather dumbfounded for a moment. The war had evidently gone even better than it had seemed to. Perhaps some of his own plans could come to fruition. "My ear to the ground says you've made quite the name for yourself with this war. I think you would be well served to now commit to peace with a similar enthusiasm lest that name change from audacious to mad. I have some ideas that could really improve our internal operations."

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    "I would say we need to wait for a time. While we have the money, we don't have the men to wage another war, and we still need to establish our government in Danzig. We should focus on diplomacy, to make sure our fellow princes realize what we did was just, and necessary for the good of the Empire. Also, we should try to find some claimant to Pomerania, or at the very least Hinterpomern to establish a land connection with Danzig, without having to rely on Polish generosity."

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    Karl seemed uncomfortable. COUNT Karl, he had to keep reminding himself. The gilded rules and procedure of nobility were not something he grew up with, taking to mercantile and shadowy pursuits as his family seat was taken when he was young.

    "I thank you for your generosity, your Grace, I hope you will forgive my indiscretions as I become adjusted to my new role. Though you may have always thought of me and my family noble, I fear it was something I never thought of myself," Karl said as he bowed low with as much grace as he could muster.

    Plots and secrets and influence, however, he knew those well and his new position afforded him the chance to become the master.

    "I agree with the good Count Wolfgang that peace is what is just and necessary at this time. The other princes and electors are beginning to view us with suspicion, and it is high time we re-establish our prestige and legitimacy in the Empire. To that end, I suggest we engage in some active diplomacy. In my merchant days, I had not yet had the good fortune to find a bride, and my new position demands I be wed and produce an heir. If I may be so bold, I have been in touch with the Duke of Pommerania. He knows me from my earlier days and in light of my new situation has offered his niece's hand in marriage to me. Would such a Royal Marriage with Pommerania be conducive to your Grace's plan? Marriages lead to alliance, and if we continue to grow in influence we might even find new vassal in the Pomms."


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    Yesssssss Danzig secure in the opening moves without Poland poaching it! Very nice! We will indeed need to know if Poland-Lithuania is a ting, because if it is then we should start cooling off with them soon. If we can vassalize pommerania then we will be in a good position to both weaken the Hansa and crush the Teutons.
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    I'm currently at work so I'll check when I get to the hotel, but I remember Poland doesn't have the PU and Sweeden is currently in the early stages of their independence war. If I remember correctly Poland and Lithuania do share a dynasty. As for royal marriage with Pomerania I don't believe it is possible when we rivaled each other.
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    "Count von Vaal, you may not have been aware of this, but the Pomeranians have made it obvious of their rivalry with us, and views our recent expansion as a threat. Therefore, I find it unlikely they would accept an alliance, or wish any relative in our courts, which could serve as a hostage. Only through military force vassalization would be possible at this time.

    "As the Hansa is an ally, and seems similarly hostile, we should consider Embargoing both Pomerania and the Hansa, now that we have significant trade posts, both to swell our coffers and diminish theirs, so a war would not be viable. This would not be seen as aggressive by other princes, as they both declared their hostile intentions towards us first, making this a justified response, even showing restraint, instead of actual war."


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    I believe that we have rivaled Pomerania, so we can't diplomatically vassalize them. Additionally, our total base tax might be ~40, while Pomerania's is probably 10+, almost certainly 7+, which would give a -40 or higher penalty from relative base tax.
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    Karl kicked himself, how could his network be so sloppy? Time for damage control...

    "A thousand apologies, your Grace, in the chaos of the war's aftermath the news must not have properly reached Mecklenburg. The Duke's offer is now clear to me as a ploy to use me to undermine your own realm, I will respond in the negative with all due haste.

    "The question of my marriage remains an open question, however, should I seek instead a noble bride in Saxony?"


    Yes, Saxony was powerful, but getting another elector onside would be perfect. Good thinking. Karl was pleased with himself for thinking so quickly on his feet.

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    Derrrrp, I must have missed that in the post. Oh well, we will have to conquer/vassalize Pommerania eventually. How is our relationship with Saxony, though? Would this work? THey are also an elector so getting them onside would be to our interest.
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    “I agree, I rather not rely on mercenaries who can become unpredictable and we don't want to seem like warmongers so we should lay low for the time being. As for Pomerania, any marriages attempt will likely end up as hostage rather than a political and fabricating any claims on Pomerania at the time being could result in a diplomatic incident, but I do agree we should bide our time and continuously look for opportunity for any Pomeranian weakness.

    A marriage and alliance with Saxony could look like attempt at the securing shot the title of Emperor as we have allied with Bohemia and secured my dynasty on the throne. We don't know how Austria would respond, we could loose support by attempting this marriage, If you wish to seek a noble bride perhaps a noble in Sweden could be effective. Early reports that Denmark may loose their Swedish provinces. If the alliance with Swedish nobles is arranged and they win the war, the Baltic sea could be pivotal. The Swedes can provide a strong navy that can challenge the Hansa league navy let alone the Pomeranian navy.

    But speaking of navy perhaps we should build a few initial trade ships, and hold off on galleys until built up a few naval experience.”
    Said Frederick II before pausing to take a sip of wine.


    “As for Count Wolfgang, I would like to hear your ideas to improve our internal operation” Federick II continued after placing his drink back on the table.

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    Count Elias rose up to speak: "Indeed, I think that securing a friend in Saxony and in Sweden should be very helpful to the realm.
    As we know, Poland has always had designs for Danzig- Sweden could be a very good ally if they turn on us.
    For now, I think we should build trade ships aftee having seized Danzig. Maybe we could try finding claims on Hanseatic towns?"
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    "While I agree an alliance with both would be ideal, it would put a large strain on diplomats managing as we have to attempt to please nations of varying degree of commitment. We should perhaps aid the Swedes for now and when our marital relations with Mantua is ended we should than look to ally with Saxony" Federick II replied towards count Elias as he was very concern with his diplomats being able to keep up relations with so many nations in a personal matter.
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    After nearly four years has past since the last gathering of Brandenburg nobles back into the state home of Federick II in effort to discuss the current situation. This time Margrave hurried into the room as being announced as if he wish to quickly speak almost time is of the essence.

    “Please be seated gentlemen. As some of you may know the Pomeranian and the Hansa are currently in a war among each other. I have received word that the Pomeranian army and her allies are currently annihilated, we should seek to strike now before the Pomeranian. I would like to request three levy regiments quickly siege Hinterpommern while the rest stationed in Mecklenburg to prevent reinforcements from the west. By conquering Hinterpommern we would have a land bridge between Danzig and Brandenburg proper. In unrelated news thanks to excellent minsters should we focus on reaping the military benefits or reap the administration benefits as we're lacking in that department” Said Federick II with strong confident tone to his voice as he explained the situation.

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    Mil benefits gives + 10 Army/Navy tradition + 100 mil power. Admin gets you +1 Stab + 25 Prestige and Admin points. I also kind of want to add a mod returns innovate to get back its knowledge transfer and Aristocratic to gets its shock leader back. Reason being is as innovate seems very lacking and Aristocratic loose its early game potential. I was wondering is everyone ok with that?
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    The Count of Neumark pauses a moment to think. "I believe taking Hinterpommern to be in our best interest. However, as Pomerania is currently embroiled in a second war, I believe that we should focus more on our administration, the war should be won easily enough."

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    I'd be fine with that mod.

    Why I think that we should take the administrative benefits is because we are already at Stability 1, so it gives 175 admin points (effectively) and 25 prestige, while the other gives 100 mil points, and 10 army/navy tradition. The 10 army tradition gives +2.5% moral of armies, +.5% siege ability, +1% manpower recovery speed, and +1% land moral recovery (naval tradition helps with trade a bit, although we don't have much of a navy at this point). The prestige gives us +12.5% better relations over time, +2.5% moral of armies and navies, -2.5% aggressive expansion impact, +.25 yearly legitimacy, and some less consequential stuff.

    As they both give the same moral bonus, but prestige increases better relations over time (to burn off our AE) and gives AE reduction, it seems better.
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    Indeed, reforming the administration seems wise. The better our standing in the empire the more likely we are to have our concerns be treated with respect. I do, however, suggest we attack the Pomms as soon as possible, and vassalize them if we can rather than taking on further administrative burden. Our diplomatic corps has been working flawlessly and they could integrate the whole of Pommerania with minimal fuss, though it would take longer," Count Karl von Vaal was getting used to this. Now for the real push:

    "Also, vassalization would put us in a position of defending our interests honourably against the Hansa, because the Pomms war would become our war. We would not get the chance to Humiliate the merchants so thoroughly again."
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    "While yes I do agree should eventually look to make Pomerania a vassal, now wouldn't be the perfect time. We still need to ease the tension in the Holy Roman Empire, a forcing Pomerania to become a vassal would give our enemies a right to start a coalition against us. We can not afford to make ourselves to look like an evil warmongering state. We don't even know how our delicate relations with Poland would respond, nor I doubt we can get much support from Austria in the future. Perhaps once Teutonic Order has been largely destroy would should return to settle things with Pomerania, or at least until our obligations in Mantua is over to lessen our diplomatic burdens." replied Federick II as he viewed making Pomerania to become a vassal by force would be heavily damage relations through out the empire.

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    Making Pomm a vassal would bring 43 Aggressive expansion and we are still burning off 20-30 aggressive expansion from the previous war. Until we build trust with our allies we shouldn't accumulate large amount of Aggressive expansion. Now if this was a WC we would be riding the AE train or exploiting it with occupation transfers.
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    "I believe taking Hinterpommern would be more than enough for our purposes. It is more important that we are defensible than that we are large. And biased though I am, our administration could make excellent use of development."

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    Federick II Von Hohenzollern (Margrave)
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    Once again after years have passing of four years the Brandenburg nobles was gathered once more, this time it was admits of a war. Due alliance obligations, Brandenburg was drawn into two separate wars, and collation was formed by Anhalt, the Hansa and Wuzburg.

    “Well gentlemen as many of you have become aware we have been drawn into two different sets of wars. Luckily both wars are lopsided in our favor when we were called in. Now I suggest we finish occupy the Teutonic Order in hopes they're are knocked out of the war with no polish gains, so that we can conduct the war in our terms later. As for the collation against us is thankfully still small, which is thankfully due part to our diplomats working through out the empire.”
    Said the Federick II taking a pause to take a sip from his whine glass.

    “Which is why I propose promote the Idea of Diplomatic nation, by expanding our diplomatic core, even at the expense of our emerging maritime. Since we're still not establish ourselves as a powerful trading nation, and instead more of regional land power surrounded by powers that can turn on you a moment notice once we are no longer convenient. With a better diplomatic core we can still convince our allies to back us in times of need, and for us to manage the difficult and shifting allegiances in the empire. Once we establish our diplomatic core, we can have much easier time to integrate any developments in trading and naval techniques” Federick II continued before pausing once more to allow his nobles to respond.

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    Well two mistakes I done this game. First I accidentally forgot to save my original play through for 1452-1456. On second play through I accidentally sent force vassal peace treaty, and only noticed after a year when collations started forming peace meal. Thankfully through improve relations the numbers in the collation is still low, with the biggest being the Hansa. I would like to take Diplomacy as first idea group, and keep taking ideas for it until capped in expense of diplomatic technology. We can than quickly catch up with 24% discount (each idea gives 2% discount with additional 10% for the idea group cap).
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    "We should focus on diplomacy to some degree, however, as we have a vassal, focusing on controlling them would be wise. Focusing on expanding our diplomatic Influence would be best."

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    I agree that diplomatic is a good idea, however the decreased AE impact from Influence, and decreased annexation cost (assuming we use vassals a lot, which isn't unlikely) will be helpful, and save us a lot of points in the end. The flexibility from breaking royal marriages is good, I think we should hold off of it for a while. Both give more diplo relations and diplo rep. Being behind time on diplo tech for a while won't hurt us much (although as we have Imperial Integrity, behind time, and an idea group, it shouldn't be too big.
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    "Becoming more Diplomatic would be useful for maintaining our powerful alliances, I agree, but I must defer to my colleague's proposal. Influence will be the key to our power.

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    Yeah, Influence is probably the better choice for us now and going forward. Diplomatic is worth taking another look at in 100-150 years when the number of states in the HRE has dwindled.
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    "I concur with my colleagues, although diplomacy is dear to my heart we will need our new vassal to be loyal and capable. If you wish to stop Poland's conquests so be it."

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