Easiest Countries to Play as in Europa Universalis IV 1444


The Top Ten

1 Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire

Same case as Ming, although aggressive expansion and unrest can be more of a problem - Triiozz

2 Ming

OP development and weak neighbours. Can practically decimate any nation nearby and aggressive expansion isn't much of a problem - Triiozz

3 Muscovy

Starts off with Pskov and Perm as vassals. Easy prey nearby such as Tver, Ryazan and Novgorod. Watch out for Lithuana and Denmark, as they can ally each other and war you. - Triiozz

4 Portugal Portugal Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe.

Not a very strong army, but is protected by Castille with the Historical Friend bonus. Starts off with an explorer, making it the best nation for colonisation. Be careful of Morocco and Tunis though. - Triiozz

5 Castile

Strong army and the strongest nation in Iberia. Navarra can easily be diplomatically vassalised. However, they are surrounded by three potential strong enemies: France, Aragon and Morocco. Iberian wedding event however allows for Aragon to enter a Personal Union with Castile. - Triiozz

6 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

The big blue blob. Although very strong, France is surrounded by England, Burgundy and Provence - all of which could potentially be a big problem. - Triiozz

7 Vijayanagar

Strong nation in India with many weak nations to prey on in the south. However, a major problem could be Bahmanis. - Triiozz

8 Mamluks

Starts off with Hejaz as a vassal and the opportunity to either diplomatically vassalise or conquer Dulkadir. However, Qara Qoyunlu and the Ottoman Empire are huge threats, and war with an expanded Ottoman Empire can destroy the Mamluks. - Triiozz

9 England England England, or the kingdom of England, is one of four countries located within the United Kingdom. It united with Scotland and Wales in 1707 as Great Britain, and later Ireland in 1801. English is the primary language of England and one of many official languages in the U.K

Can easily unite the British Isles and form Great Britain. However, the war of the roses is set to happen and France could declare war at any time. - Triiozz

10 Austria Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.

Easy nation to play as, but has to manage the Holy Roman Empire. - Triiozz

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