Why is it that I can't take the capital of Aragon (Valencia) even when I have casus belli on Valencia? I've done some searching and some people say you need to take all nearby zones as well, but I HAVE taken all of them including the bordering island zone. Valencia still doesn't show up as an annexation option when I sue for peace.


You need to take all the surrounding provinces in a previous war, and then you can take the capital. Occupying the provinces is not enough.


Captial provinces cannot be taken in a normal war unless; it is the opposition's only province ie: the last county, or if it's an isolated exclave, with subsuming this to be the only war-goal.

In war: If a capital is occupied during a war, it will count for a greater warscore because of its value. It also generally cannot be claimed as part of a peace deal unless it is the very last province of the country; as part of an annexation; or if it is isolated and the sole aim of the war.

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    Incorrect. You can take capital provinces if they are locked in (do not border any other friendly territory). – Nix Jun 24 '14 at 17:31
  • That is only true if it 'locked in' and the sole aim of the war – D3L Jun 25 '14 at 2:51
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    Good point about the war goal. Turned the -1 into a +1! :D – Nix Jun 25 '14 at 8:18
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    Cheers, I realised that my answer initially was vague, went and sourced that above and corrected :) – D3L Jun 25 '14 at 8:23

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