Actually, there is an increased chance for a peaceful PU AFAIK.
I started a Castilie game again and I was wondering if theres a better way of getting Aragon than allying/defending Navarra.
As Sicily, it's 1415 and Aragon has a PU with me. Why did this happen? How do I prevent this from happening in general? How do I get out of it?
You prevent a PU by:
Keeping your king alive if your heir is weak.
Not having any Royal Marriages with nations which are stronger and/or have higher prestige than you do.
There are a few ways to get out of it.
- Wait for pretender rebels, and let them win.
- Insult the leader (Aragon) until relations are negative, and wait for their king to die.
- Declare war on them and win.
In your case, either wait it out or make a slider move towards 'centralization', which has a 1-in-3 chance to spawn a Pretender rebel army.
From that point, you can either wait until their current monarch dies and hope they don't get an heir (risky) or use the Claim on Throne CB to start a war for their throne. Win the war and you put your monarch on their throne. Of course, you'll then need to bribe them to inherit, as you need +100 relations to inherit.
I have occupied all lands of my enemy and it shows as stripes. Warscore is 100%. How do I make those lands mine? Enemy refuses to accept when I ask for all lands in treaty and they refuse vassalisation.
I can't annex because they have 7 provinces which I have occupied and they have no army or navy units. Is there still a way?
Ok, I will try that. Thanks everyone for the help.
In addition, look hard for CBs that reduce the cost of annexation. It's possible to annex a nation that you cannot vassalize this way.