Crusader Kings II

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Boafang Jun 1, 2013 @ 6:36pm
Spreading Culture
How do you effectively convert other counties to the same culture you are. I have been so far eliminating those who are not my culture from any positions of importance, Mayors and Bishops etc.. and replace them with those of my culture instead. Other than this method is there a superior way of spreading your culture throughout your lands.

I'm guessing it's simply a slow task that takes many years to spread.
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la_nague Jun 1, 2013 @ 6:50pm 
yeah, you need rulers of your culture to be in power, but i think its enough when the count is the right culture.

Children will get your culture if the male parent is of your culture, i dont know for matrilineal marriages.
Sometimes guardians can change culture and religion, so try to let people from your culture educate heirs, no need to go on a killing spree for culture, we arent nazis =)

You cant have everything your culture, often i just let someone of my culture be the duke of a hole bunch of foreigners, that way i dont even have to deal with their opinions at all, my duke will get the armies and gold for me and take their abuse ^^
markdb92 Jun 1, 2013 @ 6:54pm 
You can edit a few lines in decision files for change to leige culure to will do and make it have no cost. The ai would decide if it wants to or not but makes it faster to change.
Crackawacka Jun 1, 2013 @ 7:00pm 
stewardship also affects conversion so try to give counties to high stewardship guys to convert faster
Angantyr Jun 1, 2013 @ 7:10pm 
In time they will convert to your culture. If you check the wiki some people have determined the actual math behind it, essentially worst case it could take well over 100 years to change it if its a different culture group all together.
alexraoul Jun 1, 2013 @ 11:23pm 
Right there is an event where a ruler will convert one of his -directly controlled- counties to his culture if the county borders another county with the culture the nobleman has, causing the the culture to "spread". The event has a very long "mean time to happen" like Infinity mentioned 1200 months, the MTTH is modified by the tiel holder's Stewardship. This event is determined once for every character, NOT for every province, so having one high stewardship Count with 4 counties will take longer to convert culture in all four counties then having 4 low stewardship counts each with 1 county.

So ideally as a king you would want all of your vassals (counts and dukes) to be your culture and each control one major holding max. This will optimize cultural spread. But it will still take forever. You will probably conquer a hundred times faster then you will shift cultures.

I think there is also another event that fires only in provinces obtained by certain CB's. Something to do with controlling a county that has a different culture AND religion.

Mongols are also better at converting counties to their culture. Bishops,barons and mayors shouldn't effect cultural conversion.
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Date Posted: Jun 1, 2013 @ 6:36pm
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