So I finally got a decent game going as Pommerania. Becoming Emperor for my first time was huge in getting everything to go my way. While that game is going well, I've decided to start up a new one. Like my Pommeranian game, I will be doing a bit of editing.
I kind of wanted to try a Merchant Republic game (which ive never played as). With the main purpose of fighting The Hansa. So, what would be a good country to try? I would edit whatever country into being a Merchant Republic from game start which would likely be 1399 unless anyone has a good idea for another time? First thought was Holland and eventually being Netherlands. Just afraid of Burgundy/France turmoil. I don't want to be a country thats to big, and the country has to be close enough to The Hansa to mean something. Bremen maybe? Too small? I dunno. Thoughts?
Also. What is being Merchant Republic like? I know the general idea and about no royal marriages. But how would a trade union work? Do i have an option of forming one of those like The Hansa has?