Conditions for Defections
- it is not a capital province - capitals don't defect.
- it is not currently being covered or sieged.
- it has an eligible country to defect to (see below).
Which countries are eligible to receive a possible defector? First off, nonpagan provinces never defect to pagan countries (pagan provinces can). Provinces never defect to countries which are at war with their current owner. Provinces also do not defect to countries that don't know of them. Next, only countries which border a province, or which have it as a core province are eligible to receive its defection. Core status is preferred. If no existing country has the province as a core province, then the province will choose among countries which own a bordering province which is not rebel-controlled.