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Argentina led by Domingo Sarmiento is a custom civilization by GPuzzle, with contributions from RawSasquatch, Senshi, Alga, and DarthKyofu.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The earliest recorded human presence in modern-day Argentina dates back to the Paleolithic period. The Inca Empire expanded to the northwest of the country in Pre-Columbian times. The country has its roots in Spanish colonization of the region during the 16th century.] Argentina rose as the successor state of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, a Spanish overseas viceroyalty founded in 1776. The declaration and fight for independence was followed by an extended civil war that lasted until 1861, culminating in the country's reorganization as a federation. The country thereafter enjoyed relative peace and stability, with several waves of European immigration, mainly Italians and Spaniards, radically reshaping its cultural and demographic outlook; over 60% of the population has full or partial Italian ancestry, and Argentine culture has significant connections to Italian culture.

The almost-unparalleled increase in prosperity led to Argentina becoming the seventh-wealthiest nation in the world by the early 20th century. In 1896, Argentina's GDP per capita surpassed that of the United States] and was consistently in the top ten before at least 1920. Currently, it is ranked 71st in the world. Following the Great Depression in the 1930s, Argentina descended into political instability and economic decline that pushed it back into underdevelopment, although it remained among the fifteen richest countries for several decades. Following the death of President Juan Perón in 1974, his widow and vice president, Isabel Perón, ascended to the presidency, before being overthrown in 1976. The following military junta, which was supported by the United States, persecuted and murdered thousands of political critics, activists, and leftists in the Dirty War, a period of state terrorism and civil unrest that lasted until the election of Raúl Alfonsín as president in 1983.

Argentina is a regional power, and retains its historic status as a middle power in international affairs. Argentina is a developing country that ranks 46th in the Human Development Index, the second-highest in Latin America after Chile. It maintains the second-largest economy in South America, and is a member of G-15 and G20. Argentina is also a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, World Trade Organization, Mercosur, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the Organization of Ibero-American States. Since January 2022 Argentina is an OECD candidate country.

Domingo Sarmiento[]

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was the second President of Argentina, and an Argentine activist, intellectual, writer, statesman. He was a member of a group of intellectuals, known as the Generation of 1837, who had a great influence on 19th-century Argentina. While president of Argentina from 1868 to 1874, Sarmiento championed intelligent thought, including education for children and women, and democracy for Latin America. He also took advantage of the opportunity to modernize and develop train systems, a postal system, and a comprehensive education system.

Dawn of Man[]

"Hail, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, second president of the Argentine Republic, member of the Generation of 1837, intellectual heavyweight of Argentina. Growing up in a poor but politically active family, you were a champion of intelligent thought, pressing for education for women and children. Your values were deeply ingrained in you, as you always pressed for democracy, modernisation and rationalisation. You ushered in the age of the merchant and cattleman, sweeping away the age of the gaucho in the pursuit of a fairer Argentina. Putting an end to caudillismo, you can truly have been said to usher in a new age for Argentina. A triumph of a new order against the old one, best optimised by your written magnus opus, penned in exile, Facundo, or Civilización y Barbarie.


Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, your people have spent too long simply looking to the past for glory. You must once again be the torchbearer of a liberal revolution in your country, holding up the light for all to see. You must once again lead Argentina into a new age of reformation. Can you modernise your nation once more? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Welcome to Argentina. If you value education you will be welcome here."

Defeat: "I was born in a family that lived long years in mediocrity bordering on destitution. I never wished that for my nation."

Unique Attributes[]

Argentina (Domingo Sarmiento)
Civilizacion y Barbarie

Conquering cities and encampments, and settling cities, spawns a Fort on the tile itself. Forts and Citadels yield +1 Food Food on adjacent tiles, and while worked, increase the Production Production of military units and science buildings by +10%.

El Plata-Class (Ironclad)
  • Does not require Coal.
  • +1 Moves Movement (4 vs 3).
  • Embarked Land Units that start on the same tile as this unit have doubled Moves Movement on Coast.
Biblioteca Popular (Public School)
  • +2 CultureIcon Culture.
  • +2 additional Science Science.
  • 50% cheaper to construct in cities with a garrisoned unit.
  • Boosts the Capital Capital's own Science Science and CultureIcon Culture output by +1.
City List
  1. Buenos Aires
  2. Córdoba
  3. San Miguel de Tucumán
  4. Salta
  5. Santa Fé
  6. San Juan
  7. Mendoza
  8. Santiago del Estero
  9. Paraná
  10. Rosario
  11. Concepción del Uruguay
  12. Catamarca
  13. La Rioja
  14. San Luis
  15. Jujuy
  16. Tarija
  17. San Nicolás
  18. Concordia
  19. Villa Occidental
  20. Mercedes
  21. Diamante
  22. Candelaria
  23. Dolores
  24. San Miguel
  25. La Paz
  26. Gualeguay
  27. Zarate
  28. San Antonio de los Cobres
  29. Médanos
  30. Moron
Spy List
  • Laura
  • Vera
  • Gustavo
  • Carlos
  • Hector
  • Fabian
  • Adrian
  • Nito
  • Diego
  • Mariano


Argentina (Domingo Sarmiento)


Peace Theme War Theme
"'Danza del Trigo" performed by the New World Symphony. "Los Trabajadores Agrícolas" performed by the New World Symphony.

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 March 2022
  • GPuzzle: Design, text
  • RawSasquatch: Art
  • Senshi: Art
  • Alga: Art
  • DarthKyofu: Art
  • JFD: Code
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