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Chile led by José Manuel Balmaceda is a custom civilization by JFD, with contributions from Arilasqueto, DarthKyofu, Alga, DJSHenninger, Zharques, and Hoop_Thrower.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Chile is a land of contrasts. The phrase, often repeated, cannot be too thoroughly emphasized. Its conquest partook of the features that marked the occupation of Mexico and Peru, but with scant material reward to its ruthless conquerors. During the colonial period the region developed much as did other Spanish colonies in America, but in most respects life there seemed more isolated and drab than elsewhere. Churchmen and civil administrators were of the usual Iberian type, but they wrought in a more remote field where good work was less appreciated or poor performance ignored. Rebellion, reconquest, and finally victory marked its struggle for independence, bringing forth, as did the contest in other parts of the Spanish dominions, both farsighted civic leaders and overambitious militarists. Under the direction of a dominant aristocracy — determined, if not always enlightened — it emerged more rapidly than they from the anarchy that closed the struggle and adopted a stabilized, if repressive regime of law and order. Changes in government, once the system was well established, have been very few. Its material progress has been consistent, although not equally shared by all classes. Its general development has been many-sided, emphasizing cultural features as well as material gain. Literary efforts have kept pace with mineral production. As in all other nations of Latin origin, political expression seems to require numerous party divisions, but proceeds through fairly regular channels. Even in the economic and social upheaval of recent years, Chile has suffered less disturbance than many of her sister republics.


José Manuel Balmaceda is undoubtedly one of the most controversial figures in Chilean history. For some authors, he was the visionary statesman who represented the social and economic transformations of the late nineteenth century and the manager of the changes necessary to achieve greater industrial development. For others, he was the dictator, the tyrant, who overrode institutionalism and unleashed the Civil War of 1891. His strong and controversial personality, the sense of mission he always gave to public service, and above all the circumstances of his life and death, made Balmaceda an almost mythical character in the national scene.

Dawn of Man[]

"Greetings, President José Balmaceda. You are the President of Chile. Winning a bitter election in 1886, yours would be a presidency beset by the rivalries and bitterness of liberals and conservaties alike. Yet yours was also a presidency that managed to bring your enemies together in pursuit of reform and prosperity to the nation. Though by 1891, civil war would break out and your death would be imminent, your efforts for reconciliation for the good of the nation would not be forgotten.


Art by Arilasqueto

Honoured President, the people of Chile care not for the bitter factionalism of government. They crave reform and pride. Can you deliver to your people the promise of a worthwhile future? Can you transform Chile into a model modern nation? Can you build a civilization to stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Welcome to Chile. I am José Manuel Balmaceda. If you share in the principles of liberty and prosperity, then I believe that you and I will have much to speak about."

Defeat: "Though our flag has fallen folded and bloodied on the battlefields, it will be raised again."

Unique Attributes[]

Chile (Balmaceda)

Art by Arilasqueto

Club de la Reforma

Adopted CultureIcon Social Policies boost building Production Production based on the Policy Branch focus.[1] For each CultureIcon Policy Branch that shares an even number of adopted Policies with another, +1 Happy Happiness (up to +2).


Art by Alga

Batallon Civico (Rifleman)
  • Benefits from any Production Production bonuses toward Civilian Units; doubled during an active war.

Art by DJSHenninger

  • +1 Food Food.
  • +3 Production Production.
  • Increases the amount of Food Food stored after growth in the nearest city by 5%.
  • Can only be built over Salt Icon Salt.
City List
  1. Santiago de Chile
  2. Valparaíso
  3. Concepción
  4. Talca
  5. Iquique
  6. Chillán
  7. La Serena
  8. Antofagasta
  9. Curicó
  10. San Felipe
  11. Talcahuano
  12. Quillota
  13. Tacna
  14. Copiapó
  15. Parral
  16. Cauquenes
  17. Valdivia
  18. Los Ángeles
  19. San Fernando
  20. Linares
  21. Angol
  22. Rancagua
  23. Temuco
  24. Ancud
  25. Lebu
  26. Punta Arenas
Spy List
  • Emilia
  • Domingo
  • Jorge
  • Waldo
  • Ramon
  • Manuel
  • Mateo
  • Pedro
  • Julia
  • Maria




Peace Theme War Theme
"Rin del Angelito" by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Copiapó. "Rin del Angelito" by Unknown.

Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 5 May 2023
  • JFD: Author, Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • Alga: Art (Unique Unit Icon)
  • Arilasqueto:Art (Leaderscene), Research (Cities)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Civ Icon; Map), Research (Cities)
  • DJSHenninger: Art (Unique Improvement (Salitrera))
  • Zharques: Pedia (Leader; Unique Improvement)
  • Typhlomence: Utilities (UniqueDiplomacyUtils.lua)
  • Whoward: Utilities (PlotIterators.lua)


  1. +10% Food Food Building Production Production for Tradition
    +10% Happy Happiness Building Production Production for Liberty
    +10% Military Building Production Production for Honor
    +10% FaithIcon Faith Building Production Production for Piety
    +10% Gold Gold Building Production Production for Commerce
    +10% Greatperson Great People Building Production Production for Patronage
    +10% Greatwork Great Work Building Production Production for Aesthetics
    +10% Science Science Building Production Production for Rationalism
    +10% Naval Building Production Production for Exploration
    +10% Production Production Building Production Production for Industry (with Rise To Power)
    +10% Espionage Building Production Production for Intrigue (with Rise To Power
    +10% CultureIcon Culture Building Production Production for Conservation (with Rise to Power)
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