I meant to answer that part too.Originally posted by Sharur
Interesting. I hadn't realized that the Naples event gave you CB shields on its provinces.
I think it's a fluke. IIRC, the historical choice is for Aragon to inherit Naples. If they don't take the "A pick", then it triggers the French inheritance event which is meant to mimic Charles' attempted claim on the throne, which Louis XII (when he's still Louis de Orleans and the king's cousin) assists him with because he's also got a claim and I get the impression that maybe he would have ended up ri=unning the country as a vassal to Charles, had the young king lived. I'm just guessing on that, though. IRL, Aragon did inherit Naples and Charles and Louis went down there to try to take it back. They made it sown there, but then were attacked and had to fight a series of running retreats, only barely escaping.
Probably to divert Louis' attention from having a second go at it, and to support Borgia, the Pope formed the League of Cambrai, enlisting Maximilian and Louis to help him against the "evil" Republic of Venice. That kept them preoccupied for long enough that Louis really didn't have much choice except to abandon his claim on Naples since by then it was pretty much de facto a possession of Aragon.
Didn't work that way in my game though.