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Kleves is a country in Europa Universalis II. It is an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire. In normal games its provinces are coloured light grey, in fantasia games, they are coloured light orange. Kleves uses the Peaceful AI File.

Creating Kleves Edit

"Map showing provinces that can form Kleves"

Provinces that can form Kleves

Kleves can be created 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. It will consist of the single province of Kleves.

Starting Position Edit

"Map showing Kleves's starting position"

Kleves's starting position

Kleves exists at the start of the 1419, 1492, and 1617 scenarios.

1419 Edit

In this scenario, Kleves has German culture, Catholic religion, and 99 ducats in the treasury. It owns and controls its one core, Kleves, and nothing else.

Kleves also has the following stability and technology:

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

1492 Edit

In this scenario, Kleves has German culture, Catholic religion, and 99 ducats in the treasury. It owns and controls its one core, Kleves, and nothing else.

Kleves 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, Kleves has German culture, Catholic religion, and 200 ducats in the treasury. It owns and controls its one core, Kleves, and nothing else.

Kleves also has the following stability and technology:

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

Monarchs Edit

Name Reigns From Diplomacy Administration Military
Adolf II 1394 4 6 5
Johann I 23 Sep 1448 6 6 4
Johann II 5 Sep 1481 6 6 7
Johann III 15 Mar 1521 6 6 6
Wilhelm der Reiche 6 Feb 1539 3 4 7
Johann Wilhelm 5 Jan 1592 7 4 3
Johann IV * 25 Mar 1609 5 4 6
Adolf III * 1650 4 6 5
Johann Friedrich * 1700 6 6 4
Friedrich Wilhelm * 1750 4 5 4
Adolf IV * 1790 3 3 7

Leaders Edit

Kleves has no admirals, explorers, or conquistadors.

Generals Edit

Name Rank Starts Dies Movement Fire Shock Siege
Johann II 0 1490 1521 3 3 2 0


Events Edit

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

The League of Schmalkalden

This event is triggered if Austria exists, and Kleves 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) +100 -150
Relations (Baden) +100 -
Relations (England, France) +50 -
Relations (Papal States, Spain) -100 -
Relations (Austria) -150 +50


The Evangelic Union

This event happens if Kleves 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, Baden) +50 -150
Relations (Papal States, Spain) -50 -
Relations (Cologne) - +50
Relations (Austria) -100 +50

The Catholic League

This event happens if Kleves 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, Cologne +100 -
Relations (Europa Universalis II) (Protestant princes, Baden) -100 +50


The League of Ausburg

This event is triggered by the French event The Chambers of Reunion if France chooses the first of two options. 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). Kleves has two options. Option A is Defy French Claims, and option B is Ignore It.

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

The Kleve Inheritance

This event will happen on 25th March 1609. Kleves must choose who will inherit Kleves. There are three options. Option A will cause Kleves to be inherited by Brandenburg, option B will cause it to be inherited by The Palatinat, and option C means it will continue to be independent. If one of the two countries inherits, then the other will gain a casus belli against them. If neither inherits, then both gain a casus belli against Kleves.

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