- Jan 26, 2004
Getting that can prove to be a challenge though.
It can do, but as overload you can 'improve relations' to a value of +200, if you set one of your vassals rivals as your own rival you'll get the +50 'enemy of an enemy' modifier, and IIRC you also get a small boost from a military access treaty with a vassal. If those leave you short, gifts can add a further +25 to the relationship. A combination of these is usually, in my experience, enough to overcome negative modifiers due to religion and a recent war (and the recent war and conquest negative modifiers will slowly tick away in any event, so when you come to actually annex the vassal these should be fairly insignificant).
That is provided the AI has not racked up a huge amount of AE before Catknight arrived at the Kremlin of course!