The Balance of Power (8 players)

About the year 1454, the five major Italian powers, having reached a rough parity in strength, sought to create an anti-agression peace alliance among themselves. Many independent states had been absorbed, and five great states now dominated the political scene: Venice, Milan, Florence, Naples and the Papal States.

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Autonomous Garrison in Turin, Garrison in Savona, Garrison in Montferrat, Garrison in Saluzzo, Garrison in Genoa, Garrison in Trent, Garrison in Ferrara, Garrison in Mantua, Garrison in Modena, Garrison in Lucca, Garrison in Piombino, Garrison in Siena, Garrison in Ragusa
Austria Austria Austria, Hungary, Tyrol, Carinthia Army in Hungary, Army in Austria, Army in Tyrol 1 no
Florence Florence Arezzo, Florence, Pisa, Pistoia Army in Arezzo, Army in Florence, Fleet in Pisa 6 yes
France France Avignon, Marseille, Swiss, Provence Army in Swiss, Army in Avignon, Fleet in Marseille 2 no
Milan Milan Como, Pavia, Milan, Fornovo, Parma, Cremona Army in Milan, Army in Cremona, Army in Pavia 6 no
Naples Naples Bari, Messina, Naples, Palermo, Otranto, Salerno, Aquila, Capua Army in Bari, Fleet in Naples, Army in Messina, Fleet in Palermo 4 no
Papacy Papacy Ancona, Bologna, Perugia, Rome, Patrimony, Spoleto, Urbino Army in Bologna, Fleet in Ancona, Army in Perugia, Army in Rome 4 no
Turks Turks Albania, Durazzo, Tunis, Herzegovina, Bosnia Army in Albania, Fleet in Durazzo, Fleet in Tunis 4 no
Venice Venice Dalmatia, Padua, Treviso, Venice, Bergamo, Verona, Friuli, Istria Army in Padua, Army in Treviso, Garrison in Venice, Fleet in Dalmatia 9 yes
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