Starting Population 354 % of Worldwide 1.1%
Population Starting Income 5,779 % of Worldwide 0.9%
Income Starting GDP 85,795 % of Worldwide GDP 1.4% Starting Surplus 529 % of Worldwide 1.6%
Surplus 20 fiefs in province Overlord: Lorraine (214)
Comments: Lorraine is a large duchy on the western fringe of the Holy Roman Empire. In ancient times the region formed part of several Roman provinces in the Gauls and Germanys. Beginning in the 4th century it was repeatedly overrun by various barbarians, until the Franks finally asserted control in the 5th century.
Upon the breakup of Charlemagne's Empire in the 9th century, it constituted the core of Lothringia, the Kingdom of Lothar, from which it derives its name. Passing to the Holy Roman Empire, it was constituted as a duchy in the 10th century. Originally including what are now the duchies and counties of Brabant, Hainault, Luxembourg, Liege, Juliers, and much else beside, the present dimensions of the province were established only in the mid-13th century.
Lorraine falls within the Ecclesiastical authority of the Archbishop of Trier. The county is prosperous. Many of the towns are important centers of trade and manufacturing, and there are a number of important fairs held each year. The land is fertile, and many kinds of grains and cattle are produced.