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America led by Norton I is a custom civilization by JFD, with contributions from DarthKyofu, Rawsasquatch, and Zharques.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The United States of America is a world "super-power" (which more or less means that it possesses weapons capable of destroying everything on the planet). A relatively young civilization, the United States formed in the 18th century, nearly self-destructed in the 19th century, and became the most powerful and dominant military, technological, cultural and economical civilization in the 20th. One can hardly guess what will happen to it in the 21st.

Norton I[]

Joshua Abraham Norton, Norton I., Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, was a whimsical figure of San Francisco, California. Originally making a successful living as a commodities trader and real estate speculator, he was financially ruined following a failed bid to corner the rice market during a shortage prompted by a famine in China. Norton had no formal political power; nevertheless, he was treated deferentially in San Francisco, and currency issued in his name was honored in the establishments that he frequented. Popular among residents of San Francisco, upwards of 10,000 people lined the streets to pay homage to him after death.

Dawn of Man[]

"Hail to you, Norton I. At the peremptory request and desire of a large majority of the citizens of these United States, you, Joshua Norton, formerly of Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, and now for the last 9 years and 10 months past of S. F., Cal., are declared and proclaimed to be Emperor of the U. S. This we declare in virtue of the citizens of the United States, aggrieved by the deplorable corruption besieging her government and plaguing her nation. So, let it not be said, then, that these United States are not without liberty and virtue upon which to gaze.

JFD AmericaNorton Diplo

Art by Rawsasquatch

Your Imperial Majesty, the Citizens of the Union cry out in triumph, for you have taken upon yourself this burdensome and noble duty. Can you ensure prosperity and joy to the people of this nation? Can you engrave a legacy of honour and duty for future generations to strive for? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "A splendiferous pleasure to make your acquaintance! I am Norton I, by virtue of the authority vested in me by a large majority of the citizens of this nation, Emperor of America."

Defeat: "In my last act, I do hereby decree that all actions from hence are null and void, and that you shall therefore be deemed illegitimate and barren."

Unique Attributes[]

America (Norton I)

Art by Rawsasquatch

Emperor of these United States

During WLTKD, Buildings provide full Happy Happiness regardless of their city's Citizen Population size. Happy Happiness provided by city Buildings boosts Greatperson Great People generation by 10% (up to 100%).


Art by Rawsasquatch

Eccentric (Great Writer)
  • When used to create a Great Work of Writing, triggers a CultureIcon Culture Bomb to occur in the city.
  • Randomly produces Cultural Greatperson Great People Points when expended.

Art by Rawsasquatch

Daily Herald (Zoo)
  • No base Happy Local Happiness.
  • +1 Happy Local Happiness for each unique type of Cultural Greatwork Great Work in the city.
City List
  1. San Francisco
  2. New York
  3. Philadelphia
  4. Brooklyn
  5. Chicago
  6. Mexico City
  7. Boston
  8. St. Louis
  9. Baltimore
  10. Cincinnati
  11. New Orleans
  12. Cleveland
  13. Pittsburgh
  14. Buffalo
  15. Washington
  16. Newark
  17. Louisville
  18. Jersey City
  19. Detroit
  20. Milwaukee
  21. Providence
  22. Albany
  23. Guadalajara
  24. Rochester
  25. Allegheny
  26. Indianapolis
  27. Richmond
  28. New Haven
  29. Lowell
  30. Troy
  31. Kansas City
Spy List
  • Sarah
  • John
  • Mark
  • Robert
  • Morris
  • Neil
  • Charles
  • René
  • Christopher
  • Joshua
Eccentrics List
  • George Washington II
  • Bummer and Lazarus
  • Absolute Empress I de San Francisco
  • King Kobbler
  • Frank Chu
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • The Wild Man of Borneo
  • Mary Pleasants
  • The King of Pain
  • Sadakichi Hartmann
  • The Great Unknown
  • Lillie Hitchcock Coit
  • Black Bart
  • Tom Sawyer
  • Bushman II
  • The Bushman
  • Henry Africa
  • Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow
  • Margo St. James
  • Mr. Smiley
  • Jack Da Hat
  • Wild Bill Peacock
  • The Sisters
  • The Brown Twins
  • Gypsy Taub
  • Tom Sweeney
  • The Pink Man
  • Mark Bittner
  • Peaches Christ
  • Jean "Frida Kahlo" Pilas
  • Carol Doda
  • Prince Charm


America (Norton I)


Peace Theme War Theme

Yankee Doodle


Dark Days

"Yankee Doodle" by Earth Essence. "Dark Days" by Earth Essence.

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 9 April 2023
  • JFD: Author, Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Civ Icon), Research (Cities)
  • Rawsasquatch: Art (Leaderscene; Unique Icons; Map), Research (GP Names)
  • Zharques: Pedias (Leader)
  • Wolfdog: Graphics (Unit Model)
  • Whoward: Utilities (PlotIterators.lua)
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