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Brazil, led by Getúlio Vargas, is a custom civilization mod by More Civilisations, with contributions from DarthKyofu, Chrisy15, and Zharques. It was released as part of the Brazil 200th Anniversary event.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Paulo Coelho, Brazil's greatest novelist, wrote of the history of his people, "They were seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny." Among former colonies, Brazil is unique in the Americas because, beyond gaining its independence through a relatively peaceful path, it did not fragment into separate countries as did British and Spanish possessions. Brazil was a Portuguese colony from the time of the arrival of Pedro Cabral, who claimed it for his sovereign in 1500 AD, until the royal family in exile from their occupied homeland elevated it to the status of kingdom in 1815. Full independence was achieved in 1822 when the Empire of Brazil was created with a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary government. With the overthrow of Pedro II, the second and last emperor, in 1889 AD it became a republic. Although the republic would suffer through dictatorships and military juntas over the next century, true democracy returned in the 1980s when the first elected civilian government assumed power after a negotiated transition. Under a succession of able leaders, Brazil achieved political and economic stability, became a vital and influential member of the international community, and has at last achieved "the treasure of [its] destiny."

Getúlio Vargas[]

Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, nicknamed "the Father of the Poor", was a Brazilian lawyer and politician who served as the 14th and 17th president of Brazil, from 1930 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1954. In 1930, after losing the presidential election, Vargas rose to power under a provisional presidency following an armed revolution, remaining until 1934 when he was elected president under a new constitution. Three years later he seized powers under the pretext of a potential communist insurrection, beginning the eight-year long Estado Novo dictatorship. In 1942, he led Brazil into World War II on the side of the Allies after being sandwiched between Nazi Germany and the United States. Though he was ousted in 1945 after fifteen years in power, Vargas returned to the presidency democratically after winning the 1950 presidential election. However, a growing political crisis led to his suicide in 1954, prematurely ending his second presidency. Historians consider Vargas as the most influential Brazilian politician of the 20th century.

Dawn of Man[]

Hail, Getúlio Vargas, President of Brazil and the Father of the Poor. Rising to power in an armed revolt, you defined politics in your country for nearly twenty-five years in one of the most turbulent periods in world history. Establishing the Estado Novo in Brazil, your regime weathered the Great Depression and the Second World War. Under you, extensive educational reforms were introduced, social-security laws were enacted, and Brazilians were promised and delivered a minimum wage while rapidly industrializing your country. You used popular culture, supporting samba schools and Rio parades, and restored historic and religious architecture, sculpture, and paintings to maintain and expand national identity. And this was done as you navigated the treacherous waves of policy, walking a tightrope between the Axis and the Allies until joining the allies and using the war to foster national cohesion.

MC Brazil Leaderscene

Art by DarthKyofu

Your time has long come. The artists have long prepared for your arrival. Modern leadership is weak and lacks the intelligence to ever intentionally accomplish anything as consequential and legacy-making as you. Can you restore an aura of greatness to the presidency and once again protect the poor? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Welcome to the greatest republic of the Americas. I am Getúlio Vargas, and how may you help my people today?"

Defeat: "Calmly I take the first step toward eternity and leave life to enter history."

Unique Attributes[]

Brazil (Getúlio Vargas)
MC Brazil Leader

Art by DarthKyofu

Estado Novo

Cities generate +5% Production Production and +5% CultureIcon Culture for each Declaration of Friendship. Social policies adopted during a Goldenage Golden Age finish buildings currently under construction.


Art by Firaxis

Pracinha (Infantry)
  • Earns Goldenage Golden Age points from kills
  • -5% Production Production cost per Declaration of Friendship (capped at 50%)
MC Brazil UB

Art by DarthKyofu

Siderúrgica (Factory)
  • While in a Goldenage Golden Age, provides CultureIcon Culture equal to the rate of its Production Production boost
  • +1 Happy Happiness per unique strategic resource worked by the city
Changes to Brazil (Pedro II)

Art by Alga

Fatherland Volunteer (Rifleman)
  • Trained 25% faster while at war or during a 'We Love the King' Day in their home city.
  • Can be disbanded for a burst of random cultural Greatperson Great Person points, the amount increasing based on their level.
City List
  1. Rio de Janeiro
  2. São Paulo
  3. Recife
  4. Salvador
  5. Porto Alegre
  6. Belo Horizonte
  7. Belém
  8. Campos dos Goytacazes
  9. Santos
  10. Curitiba
  11. Fortaleza
  12. Niterói
  13. Campinas
  14. Juiz de Fora
  15. Itaperuna
  16. Caratinga
  17. São José do Rio Preto
  18. Campina Grande
  19. Santo Amaro
  20. Nova Iguaçú
  21. Manaus
  22. Pelotas
  23. São Gonçalo
  24. Santo André
  25. Cuiabá
  26. Duque de Caxias
  27. Goiânia
  28. São Luís
  29. Ilhéus
  30. Teófilo Otoni
  31. Palmeira das Missões
  32. Erechim
  33. Itabuna
  34. Florianópolis
  35. Volta Redonda
  36. Fordlândia
Spy List
  • João
  • Alzira
  • Darci
  • Aimée
  • Eurico
  • Francisco
  • Antônio
  • Manuel
  • Pedro
  • José


Brazil (Vargas)


Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now joining the communists, sorry, the nationalists, and establishing cultural societies for regional minorities. I worry the rest of the world will succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 8 September 2022


  • Pouakai: Design, Code
  • Zharques: Text
  • DarthKyofu: Art (UB icon, Civ icon, Leaderscene and icon, Map)
  • Chrisy: Lua

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