General InformationEdit

Orange Free State Orange Free State, also known as Orange or Oranje, is a Dutch (Boer) country located in South Africa. Orange is playable from February 17 1854 to May 31 1902. On May 31 1902, Orange is annexed by Great Britain Great Britain.

See also: Netherlands, Great Britain, South Africa, Natalia, Lesotho

Strategy Edit

American Civil WarEdit

From day 1, immediately start fabricating on Lesotho Lesotho. They are weak and will have weak allies, they make for an easy annexation. When it comes to dealing with South Africa South Africa, you have to hope they attack some of the African states in Zimbabwe instead of attacking you. That way they will be distracted and you can catch South Africa South Africa off guard. Take as much land as you can, the only countries this will annoy are nearby African ones and Portugal Portugal.


Form NetherlandsEdit


Upon Enactment:

  • Country changes to Netherlands Netherlands
  • If Burgundy Burgundy, then:
    • Change primary culture to Dutch
    • Capital moves to Amsterdam (97)
    • If France France exists:
      • Cede all provinces in the French region to France France.
  • Set government rank to Kingdom, if not higher tier
  • If an Holy Roman Empire HRE member and not an elector or emperor, all provinces are removed from the Empire.
  • Gain gain a permanent claim on the Low Countries and Picardy regions.
  • Gain 28px-Prestige 25 prestige.
  • Trigger country event "New Traditions & Ambitions" unless using custom ideas

Afrikaner Ideas and TraditionsEdit


  1. +10% Morale of Armies
  2. +5% Discipline


  1. Apartheid: -10% Culture Conversion Cost & -1 National Unrest
  2. The Great Trek: +2 Land Leader Maneuver
  3. Afrikaner Calvinism: +2% Missionary Strength
  4. Boer Republicanism: +0.5 Yearly Republican Tradition
  5. Skilled Gunmen: +1 Land Leader Fire
  6. Boer Guerilla Fighters: +1 Attrition for Enemies
  7. Mineral Revolution: +10% Trade Efficiency


  1. -10% Land Attrition

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