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The Central African Empire led by Bokassa I is a custom civilization by JFD, with contributions from DarthKyofu, DMS, Janboruta, Bill Brown, Mikael Sandgren, and Marc Canham.

This mod requires Brave New World and works best with Gazebo's Community Patch.


Central African Empire[]

The Central African Empire was a short-lived, self-declared "constitutional monarchy", but in reality, an absolute monarchy under a one-party military dictatorship, that replaced the Central African Republic and was, in turn, replaced by the restoration of the Republic. The empire was formed by and under the command of Jean-Bédel Bokassa, president of the Republic, who declared himself Emperor Bokassa I on 4 December 1976. Bokassa spent the equivalent of over 20 million United States dollars, a third of the country's government annual income, on his coronation ceremony. The monarchy was abolished and the name "Central African Republic" was restored on 21 September 1979, when Bokassa was ousted with French support. His palace was neglected.

Bokassa I[]

Jean-Bédel Bokassa, also called Bokassa I, (born Feb. 22, 1921, Bobangui, Moyen-Congo, French Equatorial Africa [now in the Central African Republic]—died Nov. 3, 1996, Bangui, C.A.R.), African military leader who was president of the Central African Republic (1966–76) and self-styled emperor of the Central African Empire (1976–79), in December 1976. He was crowned a year later—in emulation of his hero, Napoleon I—in a lavish ceremony that cost more than $20 million. By this time Bokassa's rule had effectively bankrupted his impoverished country, and his reign as emperor proved to be short-lived. Following the substantiation of international charges that Bokassa had personally participated in a massacre of 100 schoolchildren by his imperial guard, French paratroops carried out a military coup against him that reestablished the republic. (September 1979). Bokassa went into exile, first traveling to Côte d'Ivoire but later settling in France. Bokassa was sentenced in absentia to death in 1980, but he inexplicably chose to return to the Central African Republic in 1986. He was arrested and put on trial, and in 1987 he was found guilty of the murders of the schoolchildren and other crimes (although he was acquitted of charges of cannibalism). His death sentence was subsequently commuted, and he was freed in 1993. He was posthumously pardoned in 2010, in conjunction with the country's 50th-anniversary celebration.

Dawn of Man[]

"Glory and triumph to you, famed Bokassa I, Emperor of Central Africa by the Will of the Central African People! Trained in the French armed forces, you saw in the Central African leadership an endemic corruption; one that could only be overcome with a strength of arms to mirror the legendary Napoleon. Overthrowing President Dacko in 1965, you embarked on a campaign to revitalize Central Africa; seeking to reform her agriculture and her industries, and to safeguard the morals of her people.

JFD Bokassa Diplo

Art by DMS

In 1976, knowing only one way for Central Africa to earn its place on the international stage, you declared yourself Emperor and Central Africa an empire. Emperor Bokassa, the status of Central Africa must once more be elevated above its rivals and foes. Can you revive the lost wealth of your people? Can you distinguish your people to the world and bring glory and prestige to Central Africa? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Welcome, welcome, my friend! I am the great Emperor Bokassa. We're just sitting down to a feast. Won't you join us?"

Defeat: "Criminal! My friends will restore me to my rightful throne and you will be cast onto the streets."

Unique Attributes[]

Central Africa (Bokassa I)
JFD CAE Bokassa

Art by JFD

Emperor by the Will of the People

Can spend Gold Gold to begin a WLTKD in the Capital Capital. Whilst the Capital Capital is in a WLTKD, -33% Gold Building Purchase Cost in all cities.


Art by Janboruta

Mbaika Imperial Guard (Infantry)
  • -15 Strength Combat Strength.
  • Unlocked earlier at Radio.
  • When garrisoned in the Capital Capital, increses WLTKD length by 50%.
  • When garrisoned in a non-capital city, starts a WLTKD whenever one begins in the Capital Capital.

Art by DMS

Third Company (Police Station)
  • Requires a Barracks instead of a Constabulary.
  • No maintenance cost.
  • During a WLTKD, counteracts the Unhappiness Unhappiness penalties to Production Production and Gold Gold.



Focus: Gold, Espionage, Happiness

Recommended Victories: Domination


Peace Theme War Theme
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Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Finance National Orchestras
The true splendour of our reign can only be captured in music. We must publicly finance the national orchestras if we are to truly demonstrate our magnificence.
  • Player must be Central Africa
  • Must have an Opera House in the Capital.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • Gold Gold.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate.
  • Construct Opera Houses and Broadcast Towers in half the time. Great Musicians are generated 20% faster.
Organize a Moral Brigade
Our predecessors might have looked blindly upon the immoral acts of our people, but we do not. Nightclubs, bars, and other places of frivolity are no place for them. We must keep a watchful eye to ensure that our people uphold the country's morals.
  • Player must be Central Africa.
  • Must have adopted an Ideology.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • Gold Gold equal to the cost of your next Social Policy
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • Happiness Buildings yield CultureIcon Culture equal to their intrinsic Happy Happiness.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now purchasing your Banda music and learning to speak Sango! We're worried the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: 1
Last Updated: May 2018


  • JFD: Author.
  • Janboruta: Artwork.
  • DMS: Artwork.
  • DarthKyofu: Artwork.
  • Bill Brown, Mikael Sandgren, and Marc Canham:Music.


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