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Nation of Brunei
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Map by Senshi
Omar Ali Saifuddien III
Bandar Seri Begawan
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East indies


Brunei led by Omar Ali Saifuddien III is a custom civilization mod by Uighur_Caesar, with contributions from Senshi and DarthKyofu.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the insular Malaysian state of Sarawak. It is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. Brunei is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo; the remainder of the island's territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei's population was 428,963 in 2018.The government is an absolute monarchy under the Sultan which implements sharia law and directs Islamic practices.

At the peak of the Bruneian Empire, Sultan Bolkiah (reigned 1485–1528) is alleged to have had control over most regions of Borneo, including modern-day Sarawak and Sabah, as well as the Sulu Archipelago off the northeast tip of Borneo, Seludong (modern-day Manila), and the islands off the northwest tip of Borneo. The maritime state was visited by Spain's Magellan Expedition in 1521 and fought against Spain in the 1578 Castilian War.

During the 19th century, the Bruneian Empire began to decline. The Sultanate ceded Sarawak (Kuching) to James Brooke and installed him as the White Rajah, and it ceded Sabah to the British North Borneo Chartered Company. In 1888, Brunei became a British protectorate and was assigned a British resident as colonial manager in 1906. After the Japanese occupation during World War II, in 1959 a new constitution was written. In 1962, a small armed rebellion against the monarchy was ended with the help of the British.

Brunei gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984. Economic growth during the 1990s and 2000s, with the GDP increasing 56% from 1999 to 2008, transformed Brunei into an industrialised country. It has developed wealth from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields. Brunei has the second-highest Human Development Index among the Southeast Asian nations, after Singapore, and is classified as a "developed country". According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Brunei is ranked fifth in the world by gross domestic product per capita at purchasing power parity. The IMF estimated in 2011 that Brunei was one of two countries (the other being Libya) with a public debt at 0% of the national GDP. Forbes also ranks Brunei as the fifth-richest nation out of 182, based on its petroleum and natural gas fields

Omar Ali Saifuddien III[]

Omar Ali Saifuddien III was the 28th Sultan of Brunei who ruled from 4 June 1950 until his voluntary abdication from the throne on 5 October 1967. He was also Brunei's Minister of Defence after the country's independence. He was known as "The Architect of Modern Brunei", "The Royal Poet", and "The Father of Independence".

Omar Ali Saifuddien granted permission to build mosques throughout the country in his efforts to expand and strengthen the Islamic religion. The most significant of all his achievements was the completion of a new state mosque named after him, Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque on 26 September 1958. He was also responsible for making Islam the state religion of Brunei. This was stated in the 1959 Constitution Agreement. Islam's position was therefore strengthened in Brunei.

Under Omar Ali Saifuddien's leadership, Brunei gradually gained self-rule while its external affairs and defence remained under the charge of Britain. The introduction of the 1959 Constitution effectively brought to an end to the Resident's rule in Brunei and reinstated the Sultan's internal sovereignty, making him the supreme executive head of government in Brunei.

Dawn of Man[]

Long life to you Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III, architect of the Bruneian nation. Since ascending to the throne in 1951, your primary focus was to achieve independence from the British Empire, which had colonized the island of Borneo in the 19th century. Although this goal was ultimately not achieved during your reign, you were able to reclaim the power long lost by the Sultans of Brunei when you established the constitution of 1959, which effectively granted the nation with autonomy. Now able to rule as a proper leader, you went about a series of national development plans to bolster the fledling nations industry, as well as shaping the cultural landscape by establishing Islam as the state religion and writing poetry to deliver lessons directly to the people. The foundations establishing during your reign as Sultan ultimately lead to Brunei's independence in 1984, after which you admirably returned to leadership by serving as the country's first Minister of Defense, further cementing your legacy of devotion towards the Bruneian nation.


Leaderscreen by DarthKyofu

Great Royal Poet, your people ask for your leadership once again to praise the monsoon storms of uncertainty. Can you wield the almighty power of the crown wisely to protect and develop your land? Can you bring shining wealth to a young nation? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "It is my pleasure to welcome you to Brunei, the abode of peace. I reign as Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III, I hope you will find this land as beautiful as I do."

Defeat: "Just as the sun fades in the west, it seems it that Brunei's time of twilight has come."

Unique Attributes[]

Brunei (Omar Ali Saifuddien III)

Art by DarthKyofu

Abode of Peace

Improved Strategic Resources add +2 Gold Gold to the yields of Traderoute Trade Routes to and from the local city, and they provide a free Harbor in coastal cities. Purchasing buildings with Gold Gold triggers a We Love the King Day locally.


Art by Uighur_Caesar

Darussalam-Class (Destroyer)
  • Weaker and cheaper than the Destroyer.
  • Double Moves movement and a 25% Strength Combat Strength boost in Coast.

Art by DarthKyofu

Petrochemical Plant (Solar Plant)
  • Requires 1 Oil Oil instead of nearby desert.
  • Unlocked at Biology.
  • Much cheaper than the Solar Plant.
  • Yields +3 Production Production instead of +5.
  • Provides +2 Production Production and +2 Gold Gold on sources of Oil Oil.
City List
  1. Bandar Seri Begawan
  2. Kuala Belait
  3. Seria
  4. Tutong
  5. Kapok
  6. Bangar
  7. Mentiri
  8. Anggerek Desa
  9. Burong Pingai Beraka
  10. Jaya Bakti
  11. Jaya Setia
  12. Orang Kaya Besar Imas
  13. Pancha Delima
  14. Pengiran Siraja Muda Delima Satu
  15. Pulaie
  16. Serusop
  17. Madang
  18. Manggis
  19. Sungai Akar
  20. Burong Pingai Ayer
  21. Beribi
  22. Kiarong
  23. Kiulap
  24. Petani
  25. Bukit Bendera
  26. Pandan
  27. Munong
Spy List
  • Maria
  • Rashida
  • Abdul
  • Raqeeqah
  • Khairul
  • Pengiran
  • Hassanal
  • Saiful
  • Muhyiddin
  • Nasruddin



Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 6 May 2020


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