|Ruling party||Catholic Party (conservative)|
|Tech school||Traditional academia|
Krakow is a civilized Polish nation in eastern Europe. It is the only independent nation that has the option to unify Poland and later Poland-Lithuania. It is only a single province nation with no army but relatively high literacy therefore a high research score. Krakow starts off in Austria's sphere but not allied to them, and usually Russia will take Krakow into its sphere as time progresses. To unify Poland it has to take territory from Russia, Prussia and Austria - a difficult task which will need support from powerful allies.
As small and hopeless as Krakow may seem, they are gifted with one thing: Democracy. This means one will receive many immigrants, mainly from Prussia or Austria. This means more soldiers, more people to work in the coal mines, and, when Krakow industrializes, more factory workers.
Krakows economy is not good simply because of its size and one will be running a tight budget early in the game. One can consider researching Clean Coal first, as it increases coal production, which happens to be Krakow's primary export and only RGO. It will improve the economy significantly, but it is still as small as one could expect from a citystate.
Eventually due to immigration, one will have trained more brigades than Krakow's Supply Limit can handle. Having Military Access to, say, Russia will allow the troops to stay on Russian soil, meaning that they will not die to attrition.
It is simply not possible to go to war on ones own, but luckily Krakow will inherently always have a powerful ally, as it is very unlikely not to be in either Austrias or Russias sphere.
When considering who to attack, one will have to judge the current situation as Krakows diplomatic situation is ever changing. Success lies in the ability to asses the current diplomatic landscape and make full use of the small windows of opportunities, that will arrise.