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Cologne is a country in Europa Universalis II. It is an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, and has two votes rather than the normal one. In normal games its provinces are coloured light orange, in fantasia games, they are also coloured light orange. Cologne uses the Peaceful AI File

Creating Cologne Edit

"Map showing provinces that can form Cologne"

Provinces that can form Cologne

Cologne can be recreated or recreated by revolt or releasing a vassal at any point in the game. It will have its normal latin techgroup. Its culture and religion are not stated in revolt.txt, but will be German and usually Catholic or Protestant. It will consist of a single province – Köln .

Starting Position Edit

"Map showing Cologne's starting position"

Cologne's starting position

Cologne exists at the start of every scenario except 1795.

1419 Edit

In this scenario, Cologne has German culture, Catholic religion, and 99 ducats in the treasury.

It owns and controls its only core, Köln, and nothing else.

Cologne also has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 2
Infrastructure 1
Trade tech 1
Land tech 1
Naval tech 0

1492 Edit

In this scenario, Cologne has German culture, Catholic religion, and 99 ducats in the treasury.

It owns and controls its only core, Köln, and nothing else.

Cologne also has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 2
Infrastructure 2
Trade tech 2
Land tech 6
Naval tech 3

1617 Edit

In this scenario, Cologne has German culture, Catholic religion, and 50 ducats in the treasury.

It owns and controls its only core, Köln, and nothing else.

Cologne also has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 3
Infrastructure 5
Trade tech 5
Land tech 20
Naval tech 15

1700 Edit

In this scenario, Cologne has German culture, Catholic religion, and 100 ducats in the treasury.

It owns and controls its only core, Köln, and nothing else.

Cologne also has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 2
Infrastructure 2
Trade tech 2
Land tech 28
Naval tech 24

1773 Edit

In this scenario, Cologne has German culture, Catholic religion, and 50 ducats in the treasury.

It owns and controls its only core, Köln, and nothing else.

Cologne also has the following stability and technology:

Tech Level
Stability 3
Infrastructure 6
Trade tech 7
Land tech 34
Naval tech 31

Monarchs Edit

Name Reigns From Diplomacy Administration Military
Dietrich von Mörs 1414 4 7 4
Ruprecht von der Pfalz 14 Feb 1463 6 6 4
Hermann IV von Hessen 16 Jul 1480 5 3 7
Phillip II 20 Oct 1508 7 5 6
Hermann V 26 Apr 1515 4 3 3
Adolf II 16 Apr 1546 5 7 4
Anton 24 Sep 1556 7 6 7
John Gebhard I 18 Jul 1558 7 4 4
Friedrich IV 2 Nov 1562 7 3 3
Salentin 25 Oct 1567 3 5 6
Gebhard II 15 Sep 1577 4 7 3
Ernst 1 Apr 1583 4 3 5
Ferdinand 17 Feb 1612 5 3 6
Maximilian Heinrich 13 Sep 1650 5 5 6
Joseph Clemens 3 Jun 1688 5 6 4
Klemens August I 12 Nov 1723 4 7 4
Maximilian Friedrich 6 Feb 1761 4 4 4
Maximilian Franz 15 Apr 1784 3 5 3
Anton Viktor 27 Jul 1801 3 3 3
Joachim Murat 15 Mar 1806 5 5 8
Ludwig Bonaparte 3 Mar 1809 4 6 4

Leaders Edit

Cologne does not have any leaders in Vanilla EUII

Events Edit

Cologne has a major events file. For several of these events, we have grouped several HRE states together as "The Protestant Princes". These countries are Baden, Brandenburg, Hannover, Hessen, The Palatinate, Saxony, and Wurzburg, regardless of their actual religion.


The League of Ausburg

This event is triggered by a French event. The French event happens up to 30 days after 1st January 1676 (if France does not exist on this date, but is recreated, the trigger could be as late as 1st January 1681). Cologne has two options. Option A is Defy French Claims, option B is Ignore it

Effect Defy Ignore
Relations (Austria, England, Netherlands, Prussia) +150 -100
Relations (Baden, Hannover, Hessen, Kleves, Spain, The Palatinat, Wurzburg) +100 -50
Relations (France) -150 +50

The League of Schmalkalden

This event is triggered if Austria exists, and Cologne is either Protestant or Reformed at any point between 1st January 1527 and 1st January 1529. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger. There are two options. Option A is Give it your support, option B is Ignore it

Effect Support Ignore
Relations (Protestant Princes) +50 -150
Relations (Bavaria) - +50
Relations (Papal States, Spain) -50 -
Relations (Austria) -100 +50

The Bavarian Archbishops

This event happens on 1st April 1583 and has two options. Option A is Allow Bavarian Influence, and option B is We will go our own way.

Option A increases centralization by 1, reduces innovative by 1, increases relations with Bavaria by 200, and triggers the Bavarian event The Archbishop in Cologne, which makes Cologne a vassal of Bavaria, and gives the two a royal marriage.

Option B reduces relations with Bavaria by 50, increases innovative by 1, and increases stability by 1.

The Evangelic League

This event happens if Cologne is Protestant or Reformed at any point between 1st January 1605 and 1st January 1609. The event happens up to 30 days after the trigger. There are two options, option A is Prepare to Join, option B is Stay Neutral

Effect Join Neutral
Relations (Protestant Princes) +50 -150
Relations (Bavaria) - +50
Relations (Papal States, Spain) -50 -
Relations (Austria) -100 +50

The Catholic League

This event happens if Cologne is Catholic or Counter-Reform Catholic between 1st January 1607 and 1st January 1609. It happens up to 30 days after the trigger. There are two options. Option A is Prepare to Join, option B is Stay Neutral'.

Effect Join Neutral
Relations (Austria) +150 -100
Relations (Papal States, Spain) +150 -50
Relations (Bavaria, Kleves) +100 -
Relations (Europa Universalis II) (Protestant Princes) -100 +50

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