Actually let's just try and boil it down to this: do you want French Spain to consistently happen, around 1550? To never collapse? Because that's what I reacted to. Regardless of what you think about my arguments, you must understand that this reflects EU4's vision of itself very poorly. I didn't mind having to defeat the nation but I felt it didn't mesh at all with what the game wants to offer. And yes, I was told I was just unlucky. Even after a concerningly large sample size. It happens and I accepted how the game was before you started poking around. I accept it and is trying to reevaluate how I play the game, and have started using mods. It's just that if this was the consistent outcome, an AI aggressiveness slider wouldn't be a lot to ask for.