Naples & Sicily emerges if a rebellion is successful in its identically-named region, or if a non-European faction controlling the region is eliminated. The region that this faction spawns in is very wealthy, but as it is a minor region, its initial access to troops is limited.
The two separate Kingdoms of Naples and Sicily came under the control of Spain during the early 16th century; they formally retained their autonomous status and the Kings of Spain demitted the government of each kingdom to a viceroy. The Treaty of Utrecht (1713) assigned Sicily to Savoy, and Naples and Sardinia to Austria; in 1720 Savoy traded Sicily to Austria in exchange of Sardinia. However, Austrian rule on the area was soon to come to an end: during the War of the Polish Succession, the Spanish prince Charles of Bourbon invaded and conquered both Naples and Sicily (1734-5). The kingdoms were not reunited with Spain, but finally achieved independence under Charles, who ruled them in personal union. Charles and his Prime Minister, Bernardo Tanucci, pursued a reformist policy, undermining the ecclesiastical and feudal privileges and favoring trade. The next king, Ferdinand, was very different from Charles: he was inept and had not interest in politics. Ferdinand would eventually have to face a pro-French revolution in 1799, as well as the Napoleonic Wars. In 1815, the two kingdoms were finally united into a single political entity, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
|Empire: Total War Factions|
|Major Factions||Austria • France • Great Britain • Maratha Confederacy • Mughal Empire • Ottoman Empire • Poland-Lithuania • Prussia • Russia • Spain • Sweden • United Provinces • United States|
|Minor Factions||Afghanistan • Barbary States • Bavaria • Cherokee Nations • Courland • Crimean Khanate • Dagestan • Denmark • Genoa • Georgia • Gran Colombia • Greece • Hannover • Hessen • Hungary • Huron Confederacy • Inuit Nations • Ireland • Iroquois Confederacy • Italian States • Knights of St. John • Louisiana • Mamelukes • Mexico • Morocco • Mysore • Naples & Sicily • New Spain • Norway • Persia • Pirates • Plains Nations • Portugal • Pueblo Nations • Punjab • Quebec • Savoy • Saxony • Scotland • Thirteen Colonies • Venice • Westphalia • Württemberg|
|Other Factions||Powhatan Confederacy • Virginia Colonists|
|Unused Factions||Khanate of Khiva • Tuscany • Mecklenburg • Schleswig-Holstein • Swiss Confederation|