Charles von Habsburg (1500-1558) inherited, from his grandparents, most of the Spanish kingdoms and various territories in the Holy Roman Empire, including the Netherlands and the Archduchy of Austria. From his maternal grandmother Isabella he received the Crown of Castille and Leon. Her husband Ferdinand provided the Crown of Aragon, including its possessions in Southern Italy. Meanwhile, his paternal grandfather Maximilian was the Archduke of Austria and Holy Roman Emperor, two titles which Charles was to gain. Finally, Maximilian's first wife, Mary, was to leave Charles with Burgundy and the Netherlands. With this massive empire, Charles became the most powerful man in Europe.

Despite his power, Charles von Habsurg's power was not uncontested. He had to fight all his neighbours, such as the expanding Ottomans, the French, the English and even the Pope to retain his position. Funds had to be raised in some way to maintain the necessary large armies. At the same time, many of the lands he inherited were ruled by powerful families reluctant to let a 'Dutch foreigner' be their king. Berber pirates created frustration by looting the Mediterranean coasts of his Empire, escaping his armies. Also, Charles was to face the first appearance of Martin Luther's heresies, and their spread across Europe. Will his dynasty persist?

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AD 1520 Charles v0.9

AD 1520 Charles v0.9

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First playable version. Borders of Europe, Middle East and North Africa are realistic (even though vassals are in a very early stage). I am lucky that...

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Some states have realistic borders and some family trees are done. France, England, Spain, Italian states, Kalmar Union and the Ottoman Empire can be...

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I cant get the mod to show up in game I have downloaded countless times Im extracting the mod to Paradox/CK2/Mod but it will not show up within the game.

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Could I please have suggestions or modders to help with two mechanics:
1. The Holy Roman Empire, it should be like it is in Europa Universalis IV, as the CKII one is too united for the historical period.
2. The 'Indies', both East and West, affecting kingdoms that decide to venture into them.

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The various states should be tributaries of the Holy Roman Emperor. So that would mean in this case they should be tributaries of Spain.

For the Indies, I don't know, maybe off map powers or events to represent the Indies and various other colonies?

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The problem with tributaries is that they remain tied to the suzerain's title. The problem is then that the HRE's leader was elected, and would not necessarily be Spanish descendants of Charles.

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Then maybe some kind of defensive pact with anyone who is the Holy Roman Emperor? That would mean you would want some kind of mechanics and/or events to represent this.

Also regarding the Netherlands, they were governed by stadtholders.

Also you might want to include the Revolt of the Comuneros, since that started in 1520.

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Coding is my weak point, so I will need to find someone good with creating such mechanics.

What do you mean by stadtholders? Do you mean that the count-level lords should be called like that?

I was thinking of doing precisely that, adding the Revolt of the Comuneros, as well as other significant historical events (e.g. protestants and the reformation)

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