普罗旺斯（英文：Provence）是一个位于西欧区域的中等规模大小的欧舒丹王国。 在1444年开局时，他们联合统治了 洛林。从历史上看，他们的主要宿敌是 阿拉贡，并且他们的国家被分割成了三个区域：位于法国东南部的普罗旺斯和德拉吉尼昂省，位于布列塔尼东部的安茹省和洛林西部部分区域，以及最后一个巴罗伊斯省。在1444年，普罗旺斯与 法兰西处于相同的王朝中，这将提供一个联合统治的机会。他们在西欧区域的一个省份拥有数个核心，其中一个属于 英格兰，另外一个归属于 教宗国。
AI（包括 塞浦路斯、 医院骑士团和 普罗旺斯的AI）不会执行该决议
Provence faces some unique challenges geographically and diplomatically. Geographically, they are spread out in three different parts of France, none of which are connected to any of the others. Diplomatically, Provence are trapped between the larger nations of 勃艮第 and 法兰西, as well as being on the border of the Holy Roman Empire.
The rival settings of neighbouring nations can dictate the strategy required. For example, if France either begin rivalled, or hostile, finding allies such as 奥地利 or 卡斯蒂利亚 may be necessary. Castile may also prove useful if the player chooses to rival 阿拉贡, and Austria may prove to be a useful ally in that they are often rivalled to 勃艮第, very often are hostile, owing to wanting to take Barrois, in order to connect their capital lands to those of their many personal unions. Where as if 法兰西 starts as friendly, then they can prove to be an invaluable ally, against the probable targets of Burgundy, 布列塔尼 and Aragon. Attacking into the HRE is not advised, as Austria will be called in against the threat from outside the HRE and be able to call in all their allies also.
Taking back Avignon
Avignon is not the best province in the game, but the player does start with a core on it and may well wish to take it back. Thankfully losing the core is not a problem, as Provence is the primary nation of Occitain culture. The 教宗国 starts out in control of Avignon.
Joining the Holy Roman Empire
Joining the Holy Roman Empire is a possibility and would help protect from the outside threats of 法兰西, 布列塔尼, and 勃艮第. In order to do this, high relations are required with the Emperor of the HRE. This usually means improving relations with them, getting an alliance and royal marriage. Then adding the Provencal provinces to the HRE from the province interface.
Provence as a leading maritime nation
If the player decides to go for trade, Provence are in perhaps the best position in the game to do so. The player should start out with the most trade power in the Genoa trade node, having annexed, or vassalised 布列塔尼 also helps maintain the most trade power in Bordeaux when Provence annexes them. Game as a trade nation involves trying to monopolise trade in the Genoa trade node. This means trying to take as many centres of trade and estuaries in the Genoa trade node. Taking those of 阿拉贡 relatively early is advisable (before Iberian Wedding fires) by means of alliances with 法兰西 or 卡斯蒂利亚, as they will be more difficult to take once under a personal union with Castile. Other than Aragonese trade provinces in Valencia and Tarragona, those of Firenze and Genoa would also prove worthwhile helpful for monopolising trade in the Genoa node. In addition to developing trade power in the Genoa node, doing the same in the upstream nodes of Alexandria, Tunis, Ragusa, Sevilla and Champagne will help to draw even further trade value into the Genoa node.
First idea should be diplomatic ideas. In order to survive, Provence needs many relations and good reputation, and diplomatic ideas does just that. As a member of the HRE, the player can stack reputation quite easily and also play the emperor game, if they so wish to.
Second idea and beyond
Provence can play both as a land or naval power, depending on what the player chooses. It is worth considering the following:
- Maritime - the player has great potential as a maritime nation.
- Influence - If Provence wants to stack even more reputation and relations.
- Offensive/Quantity - Offensive if the player wants to have better land troops and Quantity if the player wants more land troops as well as a nice bonus to naval forcelimits.
- Trade - Provence can earn a large a significant income from the Genoa node.
If the Hundred Years War has not started by the time the player has joined the HRE, then the player can declare a reconquest war on England, taking northern France, and giving the southern provinces to France; however, because they are French cores, France may turn hostile, necessitating another strong alliance, such as Castille. Since the player will probably be allied to Austria as well, they can probably take on France, unless France gets stronger allies. Other avenues of expansion are Burgundy, Brittany, and Savoy (to connect the 3 parts of the Provencal realm).