How to train Prussia in Europa Universalis 4

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  • Which countries can form Prussia?
  • What provinces do I need to form Prussia?

Prussia is considered one of the best nations for military conquest in Europa universalis 4 – possibly even the main contender! Between great national ideas for an elite army and the powerful militarization mechanics shared with only a few countries in the game, painting the map Prussian Blue is one of the most satisfying campaigns possible for players with an aggressive bent.

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Prussia does not exist at the start of the great campaign in 1444, so you will have to train them through the game to make use of their powerful armies. Here’s how to make it happen.

Which countries can form Prussia?

Technically, any nation whose primary culture is Prussian, Pomeranian or Saxon can form Prussia. The two main contenders, however, are the Teutonic Order Y Brandenburgwho historically had a hand in the birth of the country.


To form Prussia, your nation must have a Administrative Technology level of at least ten. This means that the earliest possible time to create the nation is in the middle of the 16th century; this aligns historically, as the Duchy of Prussia was first created in 1525.

The other main requirement for creating Prussia is that your country must take part in the Reformation. Prussia cannot be formed if your state religion is Catholic, so you must convert to Protestantism or Reformed first. The best strategy is to take the Prestige hit and switch to Protestantism on the day it is available. Your country will benefit from the Reform Center that appears, and you can start developing your Faith Aspects.

Technically, Anglican and Hussite countries can also form Prussia, but they are much less likely to be available or useful to a country capable of making the switch.

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What provinces do I need to form Prussia?

As with any other formable nation, you will need to control specific provinces along with all other requirements to qualify to become Prussia. The exact provinces depend on the country you are playing in:

Nation Province(s) required
Teutonic Order
  • Konigsberg
  • Danzig O Stolp
Any other

As you can see, it is easier for the Teutonic Order to become Prussia, since Konigsberg is its initial capital. All you need to do as the Order is survive long enough to reach administrative level tenconvert your religion and make the decision!

If you play as a country other than the Teutonic Order, it is important remove them quickly and safely Konigsberg. If the Teutonic Order is able to hold their capital until they qualify to form Prussia, you won’t be able to create the country because it will already have been done!

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Prussian militarization

Once you have formed Prussia, you will have access to its militarization mechanic. As long as your Legitimacy is high and your country is fairly stable, your Militarization rating will be grow slowly over time. can speed up the process expenditure of military powerbut this is only necessary if you really need a bonus.

As your militarization grows, you’ll get an ever-increasing bonus to Recovery of discipline and workmanship, as well as a discount on army maintenance. With full weaponization, you’ll get a twenty percent discount on upkeep, twenty percent faster recovery, and ten percent more discipline. plus bonuses from Ideas and other sources! A highly trained Prussian army is one of the most fearsome forces in the entire game; Perhaps you will use that power to form Germany or overthrow the Holy Roman Emperor? Up to you!

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