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Status: Stable Beta
Targeted Release: 1.8.1

Hochstift Osnabrück is a mini-mod that enhances the gameplay of the Holy Roman Empire by re-introducing the Prince-Bishopric of Osnabrück to EU4.

Abstracted out of the vanilla game as a province of the Prince-Bishopric of Münster, Osnabrück actually has quite a storied history at the heart of the reformation and was only subordinate to Münster in religious terms and not always on political ones. It deserves to be a princely state in its own right.

This mod is the first part of an attempt to introduce more depth to the diocese politics of the Holy Roman Empire.

Current Features:

✝ Adds the Prince-Bishopric of Osnabrück
✝ Adds the secular Principality of Wäästfaln as a potential nation (distinct from the Napoleonic client state) complete with secular national ideas
✝ More authentic history including realistic leaders, a diocese union under Münster, and constant changes between Lutherianism and Catholicism (with the Prince-Bishop and city often being out of sync)
✝ Provides a uniquely challenging HRE experience as a bishopric with very little military power, surrounded by religiously motivated city-states. Alternatively, take on Franz von Waldeck's challenge of forming the secular Principality of Wäästfaln by starting as Prince-Bishop of Münster in 1544.
✝ Another Prince is always good for making things more interesting

Future Features:

✝ Historically inspired reformation events around the Bishoprics
✝ Prince-Bishopric of Minden
✝ Unique decisions
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14 Comments
Daves500 May 31, 2015 @ 4:07am 
aw ok thanks anyway
Rushyo  [author] May 30, 2015 @ 7:30am 
I'm a bit unhappy with the way Paradox handles licensing for mods (i.e. give up rights to license your mod how you want or you can't use the forums), so I've been more inclined to work on other projects. I'm sure if I pick up EU4 again in the future I'll add some stuff, mind.
Daves500 May 26, 2015 @ 1:34pm 
you should update this mod : )
Suncokret2000 Apr 1, 2015 @ 1:27pm 
wie geil ist das denn, ich probier es gleich mal aus, uiuiui...
Creighton Abrams Mar 29, 2015 @ 8:24am 
Could you add von Thurn und Taxis? It was a princely state in the HRE at the same time until the mediating, and it was one of the most wealthy. It was in Regensburg:D
Crocodylus Pontifex Nov 15, 2014 @ 6:06pm 
Actually it is a form of plattdüütsch (as this means "lower german", which is indeed a langauge in its own right and distinct from modern german, and the native tongue of half of my gransparents) and is just a slightly diffrent from nedersaksies(lower saxon) which should not be surprising considering that Lower Saxony and Westphalia were both of of the old Duchy of Saxony (pre-christian) and that both are based on middlelowergerman (or middle saxon) as are more or less all other forms of lower german. I suppose the primary problem here is that the various forms of lower geman never had a unified orthography, in fact they still don't have one. Thus i was fairly surprised by your choice of "Wäästfaln".

http://www.ndr.de/kultur/norddeutsche_sprache/plattdeutsch/Plattdueuetsch-guestern-Weltspraak-vun-de-Hansekooplueued,geschichte32.html

Although it griefs me to use wikipedia as a source I would also refer you to:
http://nds.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westf%C3%A4%C3%A4lsch_Platt
Rushyo  [author] Nov 15, 2014 @ 3:42pm 
Westföälsk might actually be more precise for this usage, since that's the Münsterländer dialect, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it.
Rushyo  [author] Nov 15, 2014 @ 3:28pm 
It's Wäästfaalisch, a specific dialect local to Westfalen that's distinct enough from Plattdüütsch that around the 18th century it was considered too deviant for German speakers to understand (i.e. a language in its own right, with its own vocabulary: http://www.lwl.org/LWL/Kultur/komuna/publikationen/westf_woerterbuch/) and widely put out of use as a result. It's mostly a historical curiosity, but the region at the specific time that Principality was conceived of did not, as far as I can tell, speak standard Plattdüütsch. It's similar in that sense to the Cornish Kernowek, which fell out of disuse in roughly the same century (as did a lot of other such county dialects throughout Europe, presumably owing to centralisation?). Apparently Wäästfaalisch speakers are still around, though rare (and presumably not their prima lingua).
Crocodylus Pontifex Nov 15, 2014 @ 12:46pm 
No offense mate, but where exactly are you from that "Wäästfaln" is what you'd call it?

Op plattdüütsch heest dat eenfach Westfalen.
Rushyo  [author] Nov 15, 2014 @ 8:00am 
I should add that the name Wäästfaln is used partly to distinguish it from the French client state as well, which is still in the game.