I... made a FUNNY experience.
It's multiplayer, I'm Teutonic Order, my friend is Muscowy, formed Russia.
First I finally got to form Germany in 1508. Teutonic Order is Theocracy. Funny enough that Germany was ruled by a crusade order in 1508 (we know, first "Germany" ever was Prussia in 1872!!)!!
But okay, it was good, especially due to Reformation.
Then it "happened".
I got a cb against Vatican, which I definitely used.... Annexion.
You know, when Vatican is annexed, another country becomes Vatican - In this case it was Utrecht (LOL) !
But so what, finally I got a cb again and annexed it.
Then it was all quiet, no pope in independent state.
When I was in war with Castille the offer came to give Rome to the pope to form Vatican again.
No. F*** stability (sry for language.)
After a time, maybe one year or so, there came the news that >>I<< should become the Vatican. So me as whole nation.
Before I tell you what I decided I want to say, I was excommunicated before, although(!) I got with the time EVERY cardinal under my control - so the whole curia.
Well, if you know by the way how to end excommunication on yourself BY yourself, tell me please...
The only option in becoming Vatican (or not) was "Indeed?"
By clicking you BECAME VATICAN and some prestige etc.
Okay, no way, I turned to Vatican.
FROM A THEOCRATIC GERMANY TO VATICAN - could be the title of a book
(You know I was still in war with Castille)
After the peacetreatments I found out, that I still owned cores in the required German provinces - you know what follows:
I decided to turn to Germany AGAIN!!!
(at that time Bavaria (Munich) was the only core I did not yet conquer.)
Well, you all know, Bavaria is kingdom when independent. Catholic, so, to gain cb against I excommunicated them.
And while I became Germany again, I looked at my form of government: PAPACY !!!
What do you think, who sacrificed his country for Vatican?
1.) TWO POPES
2.) BAVARIAN POPE IS EXCOMMUNICATED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
now, FINALLY ma question - how can I become Theocracy again?