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Brazil led by Mem de Sá is a custom civilization by TopHatPaladin, with contributions from TarcisioCM, DarthKyofu, and Zharques. It was released as part of the Brazil 200th Anniversary event.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Paulo Coelho, Brazil's greatest novelist, wrote of the history of his people, "They were seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny." Among former colonies, Brazil is unique in the Americas because, beyond gaining its independence through a relatively peaceful path, it did not fragment into separate countries as did British and Spanish possessions. Brazil was a Portuguese colony from the time of the arrival of Pedro Cabral, who claimed it for his sovereign in 1500 AD, until the royal family in exile from their occupied homeland elevated it to the status of kingdom in 1815. Full independence was achieved in 1822 when the Empire of Brazil was created with a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary government. With the overthrow of Pedro II, the second and last emperor, in 1889 AD it became a republic. Although the republic would suffer through dictatorships and military juntas over the next century, true democracy returned in the 1980s when the first elected civilian government assumed power after a negotiated transition. Under a succession of able leaders, Brazil achieved political and economic stability, became a vital and influential member of the international community, and has at last achieved "the treasure of [its] destiny."

Mem de Sá[]

Mem de Sá was the third governor general of Brazil. Under his administration, the French were expelled from Guanabara, the city of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro was founded and the first missions were formed with the aim of catechizing the indigenous peoples.

Dawn of Man[]


Art by TarcisioCM

"A new adventure awaits, Mem de Sá, governor general of Brazil. It was under your watch that Brazil’s fledgling colonial status was cemented, as you encouraged the sugar and agricultural industries in the new colony. To build a colony into a civilization is no easy task, but it was you who allowed the first steps to be taken. It was you who expelled the French from their colony of France Antarcique in the surrounding area, making the territory your own. With your nephew you founded Rio de Janeiro, a city which would eventually become famous around the globe.

Glorious governor general, the time has come once again to lay the foundations of a civilization. But this time you must watch it grow, shaping it at all stages rather than just at the start as you once did. This challenge will not be easy and will require all the intelligence and skill of a capable commander and administrator such as yourself. Can you grow your civilization from its small routes to a truly celebrated power in its own right? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Welcome to Brazil! The lush lands you see before you will soon be an endless tapestry of plantations, bringing splendid wealth to the Crown."

Defeat: "Have I been relieved of my governorship so soon? Truly an unfortunate turn for my career..."

Unique Attributes[]

Brazil (Mem de Sá)
IconPNG MemDeSa

Art by TarcisioCM

The Sugar Age

Gain a boost of Food Food when improving a Luxury Resource, increasing for each type of Luxury Resource worked by the nearest city. Gold Gold generation contributes to border expansion.

IconPNG Bandeirante

Art by Vox Populi team

Bandeirante (Standalone (Explorer with EE))
  • Ignores terrain cost
  • Once per level, may Conduct a Bandeira on an unowned Luxury Resource, claiming its tile and spawning a Worker

Art by Firaxis

Brazilwood Camp (Unique Improvement)
  • Unlocked at Machinery
  • Must be built on Jungle
  • +2 Gold Gold
  • +2 CultureIcon Culture after researching Acoustics
  • Claims adjacent tiles when completed
City List
  1. São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos
  2. São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
  3. Vila Rica
  4. Olinda
  5. Recife
  6. São João del-Rey
  7. Cidade Mariana
  8. Vila de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios de Paraty
  9. Porto Seguro
  10. São Luiz
  11. Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Assunção
  12. Arraial do Tejuco
  13. Congonhas do Campo
  14. São Vicente
  15. Maceió
  16. Santa Maria de Belem do Grão Pará
  17. Fortaleza de São José da Barra do Rio Negro
  18. Nossa Senhora da Conceição das Campinas de Mato Grosso
  19. São Paulo de Piratininga
  20. Sagrado Coração de Jesus das Laranjeiras
  21. Nossa Senhora da Ponte de Sorocaba
  22. São Cristóvão
  23. Vila Real do Senhor Bom Jesus de Cuiabá
  24. Nossa Senhora do Desterro
  25. Todos os Santos
  26. São Miguel das Missões
  27. Penedo do Rio São Francisco
  28. Mucugê do Paraguaçu
  29. São José de Ribamar do Aquiraz
  30. São João Batista de Cananéia
  31. Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Paranaguá
  32. Oeiras
  33. Vila Boa de Goyaz
  34. Colônia do Santíssimo Sacramento
Spy List
  • Sebastian
  • Estácio
  • Pedro
  • Manuel
  • Tomé
  • José
  • Duarte
  • Catarina
  • Joana
  • Ana
Brazil (Mem de Sá)


Peace Theme War Theme
Link Link
Missa para Quarta-feira de Cinzas by Emerico Lobo de Mesquita Tercis 1. Difusa est Gratia by Emerico Lobo de Mesquita

Mod Support[]

Additional Achievements[]

Re-Mem-ber the Name

  • Win the game on any difficulty setting as Colonial Brazil.

The Colony Becomes the Colonizer

  • As Colonial Brazil, build a Brazilwood Camp on a foreign landmass.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now buying your sugar and participating in your bandeiras. I worry that the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 7 September 2022


  • TopHatPaladin: Design, Code, Text
  • TarcisioCM: Art, Design References
  • DarthKyofu: Art Updates (Civ Icon, UU Icon), Design Input
  • Zharques: Pedias, DOM Text
  • Deliverator: Unit Model
  • Emerico Lobo de Mesquita: Music
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