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China led by Mao Zedong is a custom civilization by Our World, with contributions from Danmacsch, TarcisioCM, Typholomence, and Urdnot_Scott.

This mod requires Brave New World. It does not replace Wu Zetian's China.



Summarizing the rich history of China in several paragraphs is a daunting task indeed. China is a civilization spanning some six thousand years and comprising a large fraction of humanity. There is evidence of man's prehistoric ancestors living in China some two million years ago, and modern man has lived in the area for at least 18,000 years, possibly much longer.

Mao Zedong[]

Mao Zedong was born in 1893 in the village of Shaoshan, China. His father, Mao Yichang was born an impoverished peasant, but had become one of the wealthiest farmers in Shaoshan. Zedong described his father as a harsh disciplinarian who would beat him and his three siblngs. His mother, Wen Qimei, was a Buddhist, and tried to temper her husband's harsh attitude. Zedong too became a Buddhist, although he abandoned his faith in his mid teenage years. At the age of 8, Mao was sent to Shaoshan primary school, where he studied until the age of 13. After he finished primary school, his father had him married to 17-year-old Luo Yigu, although Mao never recognized her as his wife. Mao read voraciously, interested especially in politics and history, and inspired by the military prowess of men such as George Washington and Napoleon Bonaparte.

In 1911, Mao began middle school in Changsha. Mao was influenced heavily by the revolutonary sentiment in the city. He wrote an essay advocating the that Sun Yat-sen be made president, and joined his friend in cutting off his pigtail, which was a sign of subservience to the emperor. Sun Yat-sen soon inspired the army to rebel across Southern China, in what was called the Xinhai Revolution. Mao joined the rebel army, although he was not actually involved in combat. The monarchy would eventually be abolished, although Yuan Shikai would become President, rather than Sun. Around the time of the rebellion, Mao discovered socialism from a newspaper article, and began to read pamphlets put out by the Chinese Socialist Party. Mao was interested in the idea, although not entirely convinced.

Dawn of Man[]

Salutations, Chairman Mao Zedong. Through your teachings and your leadership, you led a successful revolution in China, ending millennia of dynastic rule, imperialist influence, and internal strife in favor of the world’s most successful Communist state. Embroiled in a civil war against those who saw a different path for China, you made a temporary truce to halt the advance of the imperialist Japanese.  Just a few years after, you took Beijing and formed the People’s Republic of China, now a stable and prosperous state, the most populous country in the world.

Chairman, your people call for you once again. Will you continue to provoke radical thought among your people? Will you help preserve the new China in a world of conflict? Will you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Mao Scene

Art by TarcisioCM

Introduction: Greetings, Comrade! I am Mao, Chairman of the People's Republic of China.

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Defeat: I feel ill. Call the doctors.

Defeat: Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.


Unique Attributes[]

China (Mao Zedong)

Art by TarcisioCM

The Long March

Land units generate 1 CultureIcon Culture per tile moved in enemy territory. This is increased by 1 for every Social Policy tree finished or level 3 Ideology Tenet enacted. Units below 33% health receive +1 Moves Movement and double movement in hill tiles.


Art by TarcisioCM

Red Guard (Rifleman)
  • Weaker
  • Spawns for free adjacent to a city when a Social Policy is enacted
    • Costs no maintenance when garrisoned
    • Grants CultureIcon Culture per turn equal to its level or number of Social Policy trees completed (whichever is higher) when garrisoned

Art by TarcisioCM

Dahuitang (Amphitheater)
  • Yields an additional +2 CultureIcon Culture (total of +3)
  • Has 1 additional slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Writing (total of 2)
  • When both slots are filled, +3 additional CultureIcon Culture and +10 Experience for newly trained units


Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Distribute the Little Red Book[]

Our people clamor to hear your words, great Leader. We must distribute them physically that they might read your words and be inspired.


  • Player must be the PRC
  • Player must have created a Great Work
  • May only be enacted once per Era


  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • [50 * Number of cities] Gold Gold


  • [25 * Number of Great Works] Goldenage Golden Age Points

Order the Construction of Backyard Furnaces[]

Our steel output is not what it should be. It would be greatly improved if the people had a part in its production. Let us construct backyard furnaces for this purpose.


  • Player must be the PRC
  • Player must have researched Electricity
  • At least 3 cities must have a source of Iron
  • May only be enacted once per Game


  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates
  • 400 Gold Gold
  • 150 CultureIcon Culture


  • Farms and Plantations yield +1 Production Production
  • Improved Iron Iron resources yield +2 CultureIcon Culture
  • Receive 2 free Aluminum Aluminium in the Capital

Exploration Continued Expanded[]

Colony List
  1. Macau
  2. Chongming
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Gulangyu
  5. Hainan
  6. Hengsha
  7. Meizhou
  8. Pingtan
  9. Shamian
  10. Shangchuan
  11. Weizhou
  12. Xiachuan
  13. Changxing
  14. Damang
  15. Zhifu
  16. Zhoushan
  17. Sheshan
  18. Tong
  19. Hupijiao
  20. Yajiao
  21. Diaoyu
  22. Suyan

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people have abandoned their past and are now only reading your little red book. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

List of Cities[]

City List
  1. Beijing
  2. Shanghai
  3. Tianjin
  4. Chonqing
  5. Guangzhou
  6. Shaoshan
  7. Shenzen
  8. Wuhan
  9. Dongguan
  10. Chengdu
  11. Nanjing
  12. Harbin
  13. Xi'an
  14. Senyang
  15. Hangzhou
  16. Suzhou
  17. Qingdao
  18. Jinan
  19. Zhengzhou
  20. Dalian
  21. Kuming
  22. Wuxi
  23. Xiamen
  24. Changchun
  25. Mingbo
  26. Nanning
  27. Taiyuan
  28. Hefei
  29. Changzhou
  30. Tangashan
  31. Changsha
  32. Xuzhou
  33. Wenzhou
  34. Guiyang
  35. Ürümqi
  36. Zibo
  37. Fuzhou
  38. Shijiazhuang

Full Credits List[]

Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: 22 April 2021

  • SuperWaffle247: Project management, XML + SQL 
  • DoctorMcGann: Project management, Text Support 
  • Danmacsch: Events & Decisions 
  • Typholomence: Lua 
  • TarcisioCM: Art 
  • Urdnot_Scott: Design