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Bolivia led by Victor Paz Estenssoro is a custom civilization by TopHatPaladin, with contributions from Leugi and bernie14.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Bolivia, officially the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. The capital is Sucre while the seat of government is located in La Paz. The largest city and principal economic and financial center is Santa Cruz de la Sierra, located on the Llanos Orientales (tropical lowlands) a mostly flat region in the east of Bolivia.

It is constitutionally a unitary state, divided into nine departments. Its geography varies from the peaks of the Andes in the West, to the Eastern Lowlands, situated within the Amazon Basin. It is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru. One-third of the country is within the Andean mountain range. With 1,098,581 km2 (424,164 sq mi) of area, Bolivia is the 5th largest country in South America and the 27th largest in the world.

The country's population, estimated at 11 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Mestizos, Europeans, Asians and Africans. The racial and social segregation that arose from Spanish colonialism has continued to the modern era. Spanish is the official and predominant language, although 36 indigenous languages also have official status, of which the most commonly spoken are Guarani, Aymara and Quechua languages.

Victor Paz Estenssoro[]

(excerpted from the full Victor Paz civilopedia)

Victor Paz Estenssoro was the 45th President of Bolivia, serving a total of four terms on three non-consecutive occasions. He was renowned as an effective leader, though one whose political alignment shifted significantly over his life. In the 1950s, he was a leftist reformer who nationalized the mines; in the 1980s, a neoliberal centrist who privatized them again.

Paz Estenssoro first rose to political prominence in 1941, when he and Hernán Siles Zuazo co-founded the Revolutionary Nationalist Movement (MNR) party. From here, he went on to join the cabinet of Colonel Gualberto Villarroel (1943-46), and then ran for president in 1947. Though he only came in third place in this election, Paz Estenssoro made another presidential bid in 1951, and this time won. However, then-President Mamerto Urriolagoitía annulled that year's election results, forcing the MNR to go underground.

The Urriolagoitía junta would be short-lived; in April 1952, General Antonio Seleme launched a coup against it, mobilizing miners, police officers, and other workers in his cause. This was the 1952 National Revolution of Bolivia, which elevated Paz Estenssoro to his first presidential term. During this term, Paz's most famous policy achievement was nationalizing the tin-mining industry. He also passed universal suffrage, including to indigenous and illiterate populations, as well as an agrarian reform and a restructing of the military.

Dawn of Man[]

LS PNG VictorPaz

Art by TopHatPaladin

"Salutations, Victor Paz Estenssoro, one of the most tenacious and versatile politicians in Bolivian history! Throughout your four terms as President of Bolivia, you held a wide range of political positions as the country needed. In your early career, you were a staunch left-wing reformist; you nationalized the mines, passed universal suffrage, and redistributed farmland throughout the nation. You would then go on to disarm the militias and restore power to the military, though this would lead to your overthrow. When you returned to power in the 1980s, you had become a centrist, and addressed the economic crisis by re-privatizing the mines and correcting prices. Sober and careful, yet still with a strong sense of vision, you have become one of Bolivia's most memorable presidents in history.

President Paz, the Bolivian people call for you to return to your place at the country's helm. Can you use your famed adaptability to take on every challenge the world might throw at you? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Welcome to Bolivia. I am her president, Victor Paz Estenssoro. I hope our nations can maintain agreeable relations."

Defeat: "I shudder to imagine what this country will become without me."

Unique Attributes[]

Bolivia (Victor Paz Estenssoro)
IconPNG VictorPaz

Art by TopHatPaladin

Revolución Nacional

Great Merchants may write Political Treatises. Mines provide additional yields, and building mines on resources provides bursts of Greatperson Great Person points; you may switch these yields upon writing a Political Treatise.[1]

IconPNG MiliciaPopular

Art by TopHatPaladin

Milicia Popular (Great War Infantry)
  • 12.5% cheaper to build (280 vs. 320 Production )
  • May build Mines
  • Provides Greatperson Great Person points when promoted, based on current Treatise bonus[2]
Icon RadioMinera

Art by Leugi

Radio Minera (Broadcast Tower)
  • Contains a Merchant specialist slot
  • Provides +5% CultureIcon Culture for every Political Treatise ever written
City List
  1. La Paz
  2. Sucre
  3. Oruro
  4. Santa Cruz
  5. Tarija
  6. Potosí
  7. Cochabamba
  8. El Alto
  9. Trinidad
  10. Yacuíba
  11. Sacaba
  12. Quillacollo
  13. Riberalta
  14. Montero
  15. Guayaramerín
  16. Viacha
  17. Villazón
  18. Camiri
  19. Tiquipaya
  20. Tupiza
  21. Bermejo
  22. Cobija
  23. Llallagua
  24. Villamontes
  25. San Ignacio de Velasco
  26. Warnes
  27. Yapacaní
  28. San Borja
  29. Huanuni
  30. Punata
  31. Vinto
  32. Ascención de Guarayos
  33. Mineros
Spy List
  • Hugo
  • Hernán
  • Gualberto
  • René
  • Gonzalo
  • Juan
  • Teresa
  • María
  • Elena
  • Yolanda
IconPNG Bolivia


Peace Theme War Theme
Link Link
Duele (Instrumental Version) by Los Kjarkas La Pastora by Los Jairas

Mod Support[]

Additional Achievements[]

They Call Me Victor For A Reason

  • Win the game on any difficulty setting as Victor Paz's Bolivia.

Roman Politics Simulator

  • As Victor Paz's Bolivia, adopt both parties before the Classical Era ends.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

“Our people are now drinking your singani and dancing your caporales. I worry that the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture.”

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 24 December 2020


  • TopHatPaladin: Design, Code, Art, Text
  • Leugi: UB Icon, Design Insights
  • GPuzzle, Hoop Thrower: Design Insights
  • bernie14: Unit Model
  • Los Kjarkas: Peace Theme
  • Los Jairas: War Theme

Notes and References[]

  1. Treatise Bonuses:
    • Left: +1 Food Food and CultureIcon Culture from Mines. Gain Greatperson Great Writer points from completing Mines on resources.
    • Right: +1 Gold Gold and Production Production from Mines. Gain Greatperson Great Merchant points from completing Mines on Resources.
  2. Promotion Bonuses:
    • Left: Greatperson Great Writer points
    • Right: Greatperson Great Merchant points
    • If a non-Bolivian player acquires a Milicia Popular, defaults to Great Merchant points
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