So I've been playing a game as Portugal, and Castille ended up eating Aragon and forming Spain. (I was in control of Granada, and was guaranteeing Navarra, I had thought this would be sufficient to prevent the formation of Spain in the first place, but apparently not).
After two successive wars with Spain, I had forced them to relinquish Aragon, Navarra and Galicia. After making peace, I noticed some Castillian (nationalist?) rebels, after letting them take a province (Spain had no army left) I duly added flames to the fire with my spies, spiking up a nice death stack that went bouncing round the Spanish south whilst nobel rebels bounced around the north. Spain collapsed down to Mellila, Madrid, Rourergue and Languedoc, the rest of its provinces became a restored Castille, a (catholic republic!) Granada OPM, and Algeria (conveniently already encircled by me).
So now, Galicia, Aragon, Navarra, Castile, Granada AND Spain all exist at the same time.... which is weird.
Since then Aragon/Castille/Navarra/Spain have entered into war with one another.
My question is this:
IF Aragon and Castille manage to eat up Spain, and then one eats the other, can they then form Spain (again)???
I mean, it sounds ridiculous, but maybe the game mechanism is just that... (Iberian nation x possesses a,b,c territories -> Can form Spain if Spain does not exist?)
(I note that I've used the verb to eat a lot in this post. Damn I'm hungry.)