General InformationEdit

Flag of Aachen Aachen is a one province minor in the HRE from February 2, 962 to October 17, 1797. Historically, Aachen never expanded past her one province. Aachen stays Religion catholicCatholic through out The Reformation. In October 17, 1797 Aachen is annexed by France France. Prussia Prussia eventually takes back Aachen's territory from France, but Aachen never again is independent.

Wikipedia: Free Imperial City of Aachen 

Aachen in game

Aachen in game

Aachen Strategies Edit

On start up it's smart to ally one of the bigger countries in your surroundings like Saxony Saxony, Lotharingia Lotharingia, Swabia Swabia, or West Francia West Francia. Then try to contest Cologne Cologne and Trier Trier, but be careful they'll most likely have a major ally, like you hopefully have yourself. After your conquest of Cologne Cologne and Trier Trier you can turn you focus on The Palatinate The Palatinate, Bar Bar, or Lorraine Lorraine if they haven't got conquered by Lotharingia Lotharingia or Francia Francia. If you succeed it wouldn't be dumb to try contest Saxony Saxony and to conquer the provinces required to form Westphalia Westphalia.
Aachen map

Aachen on map


Form WestphaliaEdit


Upon Enactment:

  • Country Changes to Westphalia Westphalia
  • GainPrestige25 Prestige
  • Gain a permanent claims on Westphalia and Lower Saxony areas
  • If Duchy Duchy, then become a Kingdom Kingdom
  • Capital moves to Kassel (1762)
  • Government changes to an Administrative Monarchy
  • Gain +1 Base Tax in a random province
  • Gain country modifier Increased Centralization for 20 years:
    • -0.05 Autonomy Monthly Autonomy Change
    • +1 28px-National unrest National Unrest

Form GermanyEdit


  • Primary culture is in the Germanic Culture Group except:
    • Dutch, Flemish, Anglo-Saxon, and Austrian
  • Is not:
  • Germany Germany does not exist
  • Administrative Technology at Least 15
  • Is Not a Subject Nation
  • Is Not a Nomad Nation
  • Is Not the Holy Roman Emperor
  • At Peace
  • Owns Core Province: Mecklenburg, Brandenburg, Altmark, Lüneburg, Brunswick, Anhalt, Saxony, Leipzig, Thüringen, Nürnberg and Alsace or Ostpreussen

Upon Enactment:

  • Country changes to Germany Germany
  • GainPrestige25 Prestige
  • Gain a permanent claim on the German Region
  • Set government rank to Empire
  • Gain country modifier Increased Centralization for 20 years:
    • -0.05 Autonomy Monthly Autonomy Change
    • +1 28px-National unrest National Unrest

Aachen Ideas and TraditionsEdit


  1. +1 Diplomat
  2. +1 Yearly Prestige


  1. Charlemagne's Capital: -1% Prestige Decay
  2. Imperial Free City: +0.5 Yearly Republican Tradition
  3. Spa City: -10% Stability Cost Modifier
  4. Guild and Government: +10% Production Efficiency
  5. Expel Heretical Officials: +2% Missionary Strength vs. Heretics
  6. Baroque Architecture: -10% Construction Cost
  7. Congresses of Aachen: +2 Diplomatic Reputation


  1. +1 Diplomatic Relations