Italy Italy is playable from many, many different centuries and starting bookmarks.

See also: West Rome West Rome, Sardinia-Piedmont Sardinia-Piedmont, Austria Austria, Croatia Croatia, Switzerland Switzerland, Albania Albania, Greece Greece, Germany Germany, Modern France France, Vichy Vichy France, Libya Libya, Ethiopia Ethiopia, Flag of Somalia Somalia

Odoacer's Roman Kingdom of Italy Edit

Italy is first playable from 476 to 493 after the Fall of West Rome West Rome, under the first King of Italy, Flavius Odoacer. Interestingly enough, Odoacer's short lived Italian Kingdom is the only time where Italy has Roman as its primary culture.

Carolingian Italy Edit

Italy is later playable from 855 to 950 under Francia Francia's Carolingian Dynasty (Dynasty of Charlemagne).

Napoleonic Italy Edit

Napoleon's Italy is playable from 1797 to 1805. Italy is a client state under Modern France France created by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Under his Italy, you will receive an incredible amount of monarch points due to Napoleon's 6/4/6 rank, as well as his god-like 6/6/6/4 general stats.

Unified Italian Kingdom Edit

Italy had just been unified through the combined efforts of King Vittorio Emmanuele II's Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont Sardinia-Piedmont in Northern Italy, and Giuseppe Garibaldi's Redshirts in Southern Italy. Emmanuele II's Kingdom of Italy is playable from 1861 to 1925.

Fascist Italy Edit

Benito Mussolini's Italy Fascist Italy is playable from 1925 to 1943. Under Mussolini's rule, your government rank gets upgrade from Kingdom to Empire. When WWII starts in 1939, Italy does not get involved and stays neutral for about half a year. In 1940, Mussolini's Italy Fascist Italy will join the Axis Powers together with Adolf Hitler's Germany Nazi Germany against the Allies led by Modern France France, Great Britain Great Britain, and Poland Poland. In 1943, Mussolini's fascist government eventually fled to Northeast Italy when the Allies take over the bulk of Italy.

Strategy Edit

World War 2Edit

The Axis RouteEdit

If you wish to join WW2 on the side of The Axis, immediately get relations up with Flag of Nazi Germany Germany in order to get an alliance. The Germans might even send you an alliance offer within the 1st week of WW2 because they need allies to help them with the war. Alternatively, you could fast forward to June 10, 1940, the date that Italy Italy officially entered WW2. Modern France The French are very weak at that starting date so you should have no problem in finishing off the baguette

IMPORTANT NOTE: This Axis Route strategy will be based on the 1939 WW2 start, not the June 10, 1940 start.

The French CampaignEdit

Once in the war, move your regiments up towards the Savoy region. With your regiments stationed in the Alpine Mountains, Modern France France will take heavy casualties trying to defeat your soldiers. By splitting France's attention in half, Germany Germany will be winning battles and gaining ground into Modern France France; fighting this two front war will be too much for France to handle. Once Paris falls to the Axis, it's over for France in Europe.

The North African CampaignEdit

Modern France France and Great Britain Great Britain will have troops stationed in Africa, so following the Fall of France, you should move a big chunk of your troops into North Africa.

Form Italy Italian NationEdit


Upon Enactment:

  • Country Changes to Italy Italy
  • Set government rank to Kingdom Kingdom if Duchy Duchy.
  • If an Holy Roman Empire HRE member and not an elector or emperor
    • Leave the HRE Icon HRE
    • Emperor receives event Italy breaks out of the Empire.
    • Emperor receives the opinion modifier Left the Holy Roman Empire towards Italy, worth -150 opinion.
  • Gain Prestige25 Prestige
  • Gain a Cost to fabricate claims permanent claim on the Italian Region
  • Get the event New Traditions & Ambitions.

Italian Ideas and Traditions Edit


  1. +20% Global Trade Power
  2. +50% Better Relations Over Time


  1. Not a Geographical Construct: −10% Stability Cost modifier
  2. Mare Nostrum: -15% Galley Cost & +20% Galley Combat Ability
  3. The Office of Censor: +33% National Manpower Modifier
  4. Italian Tax Reform: +15% National Tax Modifier
  5. Heir to the Empire: +1 Yearly Prestige
  6. The Path to Citizenship: -25% Core-Creation Cost


  1. +20% Fort Defense