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Austria led by Joseph II is a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta[1], with contributions from bernie14[2].

This mod requires Brave New World.



Deriving its name from the Old High German term "Ostarrichi" first recorded in 996 by Holy Roman Emperor Otto III, the small, landlocked nation of Austria has long been an influential player in the political and military sagas of Europe. Beginning in the 13th century with the nearly 650 year rule of the powerful Habsburg Monarchy, Austria emerged as one of the premier nations of Europe, establishing strong alliances and far-reaching trade agreements across the continent. The later union of Austria and Hungary as a singular empire brought stability to both nations, only to be broken by the turmoil of World War I, and eventually, the German occupation of World War II. In the aftermath of these great conflicts, the borders of Austria were recreated, and the independent Republic of Austria stands today as a democratic nation that prides itself on maintaining neutrality and stability.

Joseph II[]

Joseph II was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I, and was the brother of Marie Antoinette. He was thus the first ruler in the Austrian dominions of the House of Lorraine, styled Habsburg-Lorraine (von Habsburg-Lothringen in German). Joseph was a proponent of enlightened absolutism; however, his commitment to modernizing reforms subsequently engendered significant opposition, which eventually culminated in an ultimate failure to fully implement his programmes. His policies are now known as Josephinism. He died with no sons and was succeeded by his younger brother, Leopold.

Dawn of Man[]

JosephII Diplo

Leaderscene by Janboruta

"The people of Austria welcome His Imperial Highness, Joseph II, Archduke of Austria and Holy Roman Emperor. Upon the death of your mother, Queen Maria Theresa, you set out to transform Austria into a modern state. You championed the ideals of the Enlightenment and sought to unite your many peoples beneath a centralized government. Although your reforms would ultimately fail to take hold, your ideals would remain a testimony to your broad-minded governance and your secular rule, and would allow Austria the path to modernity that it rightly deserved.

Noble Archduke, the time has come to once more be a voice to the Enlightenment. Can you see to it that your people are governed with prudence and fairness? Can you safeguard Austria from the medieval fixities which plague other states? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Welcome, fine leader. I am Joseph II of Austria. I beckon you to dine with me this evening in the fine halls of my palace."

Introduction: "Welcome to Austria. I am Joseph II. I hope you leave here with some impression of what it means to be enlightened."

Defeat: "This defeat casts a shadow over Austria that she may never recover from."

Defeat: "You would return Austria to her dark ages with this defeat."

Unique Attributes[]

Austria (Joseph II)

Art by Janboruta

Enlightened Absolutism

Each CultureIcon Social Policy branch begun increases the length of Goldenage Golden Ages by 10%. Greatperson Great People Points also contribute toward Goldenage Golden Ages.


Art by Janboruta

Grenadier (Rifleman (Line Infantry with EE))
  • +15% Strength Combat Strength vs. Riflemen Units
  • May perform an extra attack if beginnings its turn adjacent to another Grenadier Unit

Art by Janboruta

State School (Public School)
  • Provides an Engineer and a Merchant specialist after completion
City List
  1. Vienna
  2. Salzburg
  3. Graz
  4. Linz
  5. Klagenfurt
  6. Bregenz
  7. Innsbruck
  8. Kitzbühel
  9. St. Pölten
  10. Eisenstadt
  11. Villach
  12. Zwettl
  13. Traun
  14. Wels
  15. Dornbirn
  16. Feldkirch
  17. Amstetten
  18. Bad Ischl
  19. Wolfsberg
  20. Kufstein
  21. Leoben
  22. Klosterneuburg
  23. Leonding
  24. Kapfenberg
  25. Hallein
  26. Bischofshofen
  27. Waidhofen
  28. Saalbach
  29. Lienz
  30. Steyr
Spy List
  • Ferdinand
  • Johanna
  • Franz-Josef
  • Astrid
  • Anna
  • Hubert
  • Alois
  • Natter
  • Georg
  • Arnold


JFD AustriaJosephIIAtlas 256-0


Peace Theme War Theme

01- Empire- Total War - Empire Theme


Napoleon- Total War OST Track 25- The Battle at Austerlitz

"Empire Theme" from the soundtrack of Empire: Total War. "The Battle of Austerlitz" from the soundtrack of Napoleon: Total War.

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Centralize Medical Care
Epidemics and plagues have cost our people dearly. In this new age of enlightenment and technology, we should seek to curb disease by centralizing all medical care to the capital.
  • Player must be Austria (Joseph II)
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Industrial Era
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 900 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • Constructs the Allgemeines Krankenhaus in your Capital Capital
Allgemeines Krankenhaus
  • Free Hospital in this city
  • +2 Science Science from Hospitals
Uniform the Chancelleries
The centre-piece to the modern state is a highly centralized, professional-elite bureaucracy. Let us strip all prerogatives and privileges that would otherwise oppose this ideal, and uniform the realm's chancelleries.
  • Player must be Austria (Joseph II)
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Enlightenment/Industrial Era
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 50*Cities CultureIcon Culture
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrate
  • +2 Happy Happiness for each city you own Connection connected to the Capital Capital

Death Penalty

Our brother, the Grand Duke of [City-State], having read of its decriment by the jurist Cesare Beccaria, has recently abolished the use of the death penalty in all cases. He has suggested to us that we follow his example, as a sign of our commitment to the enlightenment.
Option 1: The death penalty is a necessity and a justice.
  • Your Capital Capital begins celebrating 'We Love the King Day' for 10 turns
Option 2: Very well. Let us follow our good brother's example.
  • Your Capital Capital goes into 2 turns of Resistance
  • Gain 30 Influence Influence with [City-State]
  • Gain 300 Goldenage Golden Age Points

Amadeus Mozart

It is an unfortunate truth that we are not counted amongst the great composers of our age. However, we have been presented with the rare opportunity of employing the great Mozart as our tutor. Of course, our funds might yet be better spent elsewhere, on furthering Mozart's own work.
Option 1: We are certainly eager to learn!
  • Lose 800 Gold Gold
  • Gain a permanent 10% boost to the generation of Greatperson Great Musicians
Option 2: We would rather assist in the creation of a new opera.
  • Lose 500 Gold Gold
  • Gain a free Great Musician
Option 3: We would rather keep the coin.
  • Nothing

Cities in Development[]

Colony List
  1. Osterstadt


  1. Wenzel Anton
  2. Count Anton Corfits Ulfeldt
  3. Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich
  4. Count Franz Anton von Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky
  5. Count Karl Ludwig von Ficquelmont
  6. Baron Franz von Pillersdorf
  7. Baron Anton von Doblhoff-Dier
  8. Baron Johann von Wessenberg-Ampringen
  9. Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg
  10. Count Karl Ferdinand von Buol
  11. Count Johann Bernhard von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen
  12. Rainer Ferdinand of Austria
  13. Alexander von Mensdorff-Pouilly
  14. Count Richard Belcredi
  15. Count Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust
  16. Karl von Auersperg
  17. Eduard Franz Joseph Graf von Taaffe
  18. Count Gyula Andrássy de Csíkszentkirály et Krasznahorka
  19. Menyhért Lónyay
  20. József Szlávy de Érkenéz et Okány
  21. Count István Bittó de Sárosfa et Nádasd
  22. Baron Béla Wenckheim
  23. Kálmán Tisza de Borosjenő
  24. Count Gyula Szapáry de Szapár
  25. Sándor Wekerle
Political Parties
  1. National Socialist Workers' Party (Communists)
  2. Austrian People's Party (Conservatives)
  3. Fatherland Front (Fascists)
  4. Pirate Party of Austria (Libertarians)
  5. Herrenhaus (Nobility)
  6. Team Stronach (Reactionaries)
  7. Nationalrat (Revolutionaries)
  8. Social Democratic Party (Socialists)
  1. Archduke (King)
  2. Kaiser (Emperor)

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now becoming infatuated with their mothers and are avoiding even numbered objects! We're worried the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 5 December 2015

  • JFD: Author.
  • Janboruta: Artwork.
  • bernie14: Graphics[2].
  • Richard Beddow: Peace Theme[3], War Theme[4].


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