|Government type||Absolute Monarchy|
|Ruling party||Restaurazionisti (reactionary)|
|Primary culture||North Italian|
|Tech school||Traditional Academia|
Modena is one of the smaller Italian nations, as it controls only a single province: The city of Modena. It can form Italy if it raises to great power. It is quite small so it is unlikely to happen. It is in Austrias sphere (however not in Vanilla where it is not in any sphere).
Don't make its size and power deter you as there is many ways to build your empire and eventually form Italy. One way is pestering Austria for wars which they gain nothing out of. Attacking Two Sicilies is a good start, as they do seldomly have any allies at the start of the game. Alternatively if one moves very fast, Modena can attack Sardinia-Piedmont before they are sphered by France. Modena needs at least one other state to become a great power so annexing a state from Two Sicilies is a good idea. During the war, one should minimize loses and only focus on lot losing their troops and leave Austria to do the fighting.
From there one have several possibilities. The peaceful route. Focusing on prestige giving techs (Medicine, Romanticism etc.) to become a great power as early as possible. It is risky, because the prestige that one can amount peacefully, does not hold up in the long run. So it is a run against time. When great power is achieved, one does not have a day to spare. Modena should sphere all other Italian states and form Italy as soon as humanely possible.