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The Republic of China under Sun Yat-sen is a custom civilization mod by JakeWalrusWhale, with contributions from Uighur_Caesar, DarthKyofu, Urdnot_Scott, Regalman, Zharques, and DuskJockey.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The Republic of China (ROC), commonly known as China, was a sovereign state based in mainland China between 1912 and 1949, prior to the relocation of its government to the island of Taiwan. At a population of 541 million in 1949, it was the world's most populous country.

The Republic was declared on 1 January 1912 after the Xinhai Revolution, which overthrew the Qing dynasty, the last imperial dynasty of China, ending 5,000 years of monarchy in China. Sun Yat-sen, the founder and its president served only briefly before handing over the position to Yuan Shikai, the leader of the Beiyang Army. Sun's party, the Kuomintang (KMT), then led by Song Jiaoren, won the parliamentary election held in December 1912. However, Song was assassinated on Yuan's orders shortly after and the Beiyang Army, led by Yuan, maintained full control of the Beiyang government, who then proclaimed himself Emperor of China from 1915 before abdicating not long after due to popular unrest. After Yuan's death in 1916, the authority of the Beiyang government was further weakened by a brief restoration of the Qing dynasty. Cliques in the Beiyang Army claimed individual autonomy and clashed with each other during the ensuing Warlord Era.

In 1921, the KMT established the national government in Guangzhou, supported by the fledgling Communist Party of China (CPC). The economy of Northern China, overtaxed to support warlord adventurism, collapsed between 1927 and 1928. General Chiang Kai-shek, who became the Chairman of the Kuomintang after Sun's death in 1925, started the Northern Expedition in 1926 to overthrow the Beiyang government, which was accomplished in 1928. In April 1927, Chiang established a nationalist government in Nanjing and massacred Communists in Shanghai. The latter event forced the CPC into armed rebellion, marking the beginning of the Chinese Civil War.

Sun Yat-sen[]

Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese statesman, physician, and political philosopher, who served as the provisional first president of the Republic of China and the first leader of the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party of China). He is referred as the "Father of the Nation" in the Republic of China, and as the "Forerunner of the Revolution" in the People's Republic of China for his instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty during the Xinhai Revolution. Sun is unique among 20th-century Chinese leaders for being widely revered in both mainland China and Taiwan.

Sun is considered to be one of the greatest leaders of modern China, but his political life was one of constant struggle and frequent exile. After the success of the revolution in 1911, he quickly resigned as President of the newly founded Republic of China and relinquished it to Yuan Shikai. He soon went to exile in Japan for safety but returned to found a revolutionary government in the South as a challenge to the warlords who controlled much of the nation. In 1923, he invited representatives of the Communist International to Canton to re-organize his party and formed a brittle alliance with the Chinese Communist Party. He did not live to see his party unify the country under his successor, Chiang Kai-shek, in the Northern Expedition. He died in Beijing of gallbladder cancer on 12 March 1925.

Dawn of Man[]

May the glory of China be upon you, glorious Sun Yat-sen, Father of modern China and Forerunner of the Revolution. Influenced much by the ideals you found during your education in Hawaii, after studying medicine, you became a political philosopher, entering revolutionary groups and forming your own, such as the Four Bandits, which grew ever increasingly frustrated with the perceived backwardness of the Qing. After a number of exiles and rebellions, and establishing your political philosophy of the Three Principles of the People, you served as both provisional president and, later, de facto ruler of the Republic of China.


Art by DarthKyofu

President Sun, the people of China need you once more. One of the only modern leaders of China to be revered in both the modern Republic and People's Republic, they need your strength, tenacity, and courage. Your people call for you once more. Will you be able to live up to your legacy, and build your own Republic without slipping into chaos? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Hello, I am Sun Yat-sen, representative of this vast, populus republic of China. It may seem like I'm the one in charge here, but I merely speak for the people."

Defeat: "You have doomed China for years to come. I was able to successfully unite China for the greater good- just for the people to become divided once more at your hand."

Unique Attributes[]

China (Sun Yat-sen)

Art by JakeWalrusWhale

Zhonghua Revival

Gain additional Production Production and CultureIcon Culture for each unique terrain, feature, and improvement controlled by a city. Border growth is doubled during Goldenage Golden Ages.


Art by JakeWalrusWhale

Tongmenghui (Great War Infantry)
  • Can be expended near foreign cities to gain Goldenage Golden Age points, and give friendly units a permanent combat boost against that city.
  • Stronger the more Unhappiness Unhappy or Happy Happy China is.

Art by Urdnot_Scott

Tong Lau (Market)

Art by Urdnot_Scott

  • +1 Food Food and 10% of Food Food is carried over upon growth.
  • Gain Goldenage Golden Age points when a new Citizen Citizen is born.
  • May be upgraded after Electricity at the cost of Production Production, providing an additional +2 Gold Gold and a further 10% Food Food carried over.
City List
  1. Guangzhou
  2. Beijing
  3. Shanghai
  4. Nanking
  5. Chongqing
  6. Chengdu
  7. Xichang
  8. Taipei
  9. Kaifeng
  10. Lanzhou
  11. Hangzhou
  12. Suzhou
  13. Nanchang
  14. Mukden
  15. Guilin
  16. Guiyang
  17. Taiyuan
  18. Jinan
  19. Xi’an
  20. Harbin
  21. Kunming
  22. Fengtian
  23. Qiqihar
  24. Jilin
  25. Uliastai
  26. Hohhot
  27. Xining
  28. Tihua
Spy List
  • Song
  • Huang
  • Cai
  • Li
  • Yang
  • Yin
  • Zhang
  • Wang
  • He
  • Qiu
China (Sun Yat-sen)



Peace Theme War Theme
"The Wandering Songstress" by The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. "Qi Zheng Piao Piao".

Mod Support[]

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now uniting under one banner and are planning revolts all over the nation. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

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: 13 February 2021


  • JakeWalrusWhale: Design, Code, Text (Diplomacy Responses), Research, Art (UU Icon and alpha; Leader Icon)
  • Uighur_Caesar: Design
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Leaderscene; Civ Icon)
  • Urdnot_Scott: Art (UB Icons)
  • Regalman: Art (Map)
  • Zharques: Text (DoM)
  • DuskJockey: Text (Pedias)
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