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Ecuador led by Gabriel García Moreno is a custom civilization by JFD, with contributions from Alga, Arilasqueto, DarthKyofu, Hoop_Thrower, Senshi, and Zharques.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Ecuador's history is, in many ways, cyclical. It is a country that has always been struggling with social, political, economic, and geographic challenges. The same factors that have determined Ecuador's history over the last two centuries continue to dominate the country's landscape at the beginning of the 21st century.

During pre-Columbian times, a wide variety of indigenous groups coexisted in the territory known today as Ecuador for thousands of years before being colonized first by the Incas and later by the Spanish conquistadors. Although both conquests were brutal invasions, these original inhabitants suffered much more and for much longer under Spanish rule than under the Incas.

During their colonial history, as part of the Viceroyalties of Peru and New Granada, the inhabitants of these lands had to experience not only a host of new diseases for which they were culturally and immunologically unprepared but also slavery and inequity. The economic decline of Spain, together with the rise of the new ideals of the Enlightenment and the consequent expansion of the independence movement throughout Latin America, to which the country did not fail to join, led to its independence from Spain after bloody struggles on May 24, 1822. During the first years of independence, Ecuador was part of Simon Bolivar's Republic of Gran Colombia, a territory that also included the current nations of Venezuela and Colombia. This association did not last long. The establishment of Ecuador as a republic gave way to a period of strong Catholic Church influence. Eloy Alfaro and his followers then fought for many secular reforms during the Liberal Revolution.

At the time of the Great Depression, Ecuador experienced marked political instability that culminated in a war with Peru on the threshold of World War II. Ecuador's post-war period was characterized by increasing inequality and instability. Since then, Ecuador's contemporary history has been characterized by profound instability and absolute dependence on fluctuations in oil prices and international financial markets, as well as on its external debt.


Gabriel García Moreno was an Ecuadorian politician and aristocrat who twice served as President of Ecuador from 1861-1865 and 1869-1875, and was assassinated during his second term after being elected to a third. He is noted for his conservatism, Catholic religious perspective, and rivalry with liberal strongman Eloy Alfaro. García Moreno was noted for efforts to economically and agriculturally advance Ecuador and for his staunch opposition to corruption.

Dawn of Man[]

"Hail, President Gabriel Moreno, seventh President of the Republic of Ecuador. A fledgling country beset by rebellion and poverty, Ecuador under your presidency would come to finally be united in piety and prosperity. Against the ire of your liberal opponents, you set out to transform the country into a modern, technical, and literate economy. This you achieved in thanks to your deep commitment to building Ecuador-up into a Catholic state. Though your opponents have since cosigned you to history as a mere dictator, Ecuador shall never forget your life-giving reforms.


Art by Arilasqueto

God-fearing and pious President, the charge is yours to raise a nation that is forward-thinking toward a modern age. Can you build-up a economy the scientific and productive envy of your neighbours? Can you unite the institutions of the state through the grace of God? Can you build a civilization to stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "I am Gabriel García Moreno, statesman of Ecuador after God's own heart. Enter with righteousness, or your time here will be short."

Defeat: "You may murder me, but you can never kill my faith."

Unique Attributes[]

Ecuador (Moreno)

Art by Arilasqueto

Trabajo Subsidario

Production Production, Food Food, or Gold Gold Buildings yield +10% and +15% of their Yield, respectively, depending on which is lowest in the city. Train Worker units 15% faster in cities not Trade Connected to the Capital Capital.


Art by Alga

Granaderos (Lancer (Cuirassier with EE))
  • +30% Strength Combat Strength while fighting in the Capital Capital; bonus falls off as the unit gets further away.
  • +30% Strength Combat Strength when fighting in Friendly Lands if trained at a time when all cities are either Trade Connected to the Capital Capital or share the Capital's religion.

Art by DarthKyofu

Lasallian School (University)
  • Unlocked at Theology.
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith.
  • +25% Science Science instead of +33%.
  • Grants a burst of religious conversion and Science Science when a Religious or Civilian Unit is trained in this city.
  • Can only be built in a city with both a Library and a Temple, and not before the Capital Capital has built one.
City List
  1. Quito
  2. Cuenca
  3. Guayaquil
  4. Loja
  5. Ibarra
  6. Latacunga
  7. Riobamba
  8. Otavalo
  9. Ambato
  10. Zarumba
  11. Montecristi
  12. Portoviejo
  13. Esmeraldas
  14. Palenque
  15. Santa Rose de Atacames
  16. Limones
  17. Machala
  18. Santa Rita de Babahoyo
  19. Santo Domingo
  20. Santa Elena
  21. San Pedro de Guaranda
  22. San Francisco de Peleusí de Azogues
  23. San Miguel de Tulcán
  24. Macas
  25. Tena
  26. Puerto Francisco de Orellana
  27. Puyo
  28. Nueva Loja
  29. Zamora de los Alcaides
  30. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
  31. Tripa de Pollo
  32. El Culo
Spy List
  • Mariano
  • Antonio
  • Rafael
  • Francisco
  • José
  • Manuel
  • Vicente
  • Pedro
  • Diego
  • Carmen




Peace Theme War Theme
"Carnaval de Guaranda (Instrumental)" by the Mario Andrés. "Bomba del Chota" by Raetdilewueod Semakalishaja.

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: 28 May 2023
  • JFD: Author, Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • Alga: Art (Unique Unit Icon)
  • Arilasqueto: Art (Leaderscene)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Civ Icon)
  • Hoop_Thrower: Research (Cities; Uniques; Music)
  • Senshi: Art (Map)
  • Zharques: Pedia (Leader)
  • Typhlomence: Utilities (UniqueDiplomacyUtils.lua)
  • Whoward: Utilities (PlotIterators.lua)
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