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German Empire
Map by Gatoutak
Map by Gatoutak
Frederich Wilhelm I
Government req. mod
req. mod

Traits req. mod
Creatives, Protective
Map Labels Language req. mod
Magical Girl req. mod
Alt. Leader For req. mod

Germany led by Friedrich Wilhelm I[1] is a custom civilization by Zwei833, with contributions from bernie14, Jamforce, Gatoutak, Enginseer, SaibotLieh, bernie14, LeeS, Uighur_Caesar, taube and CommandeZeta.

This is an alternate history civilization which assumes that the German Revolution in 1848-1849 is success and a unified German Empire is established according to the Frankfurt Constitution. And King Friedrich William IV of Prussia become Frederick William I, the Emperor of the Germans(Kaiser der Deutschen).

This mod requires Brave New World.



The Empire of the German Nation (German: Reich Deutscher Nation, Polish: Imperium Narodu Niemieckiego, Czech: Říše německého národa) is the official successor state to the German Confederation, but in a larger political sense, the Kingdoms of Prussia and Austria. Formed out of German nationalism in the mid-1800's, the superstate finally unified the Germanic peoples under an elective constitutional monarchy, similar to that of the Holy Roman Empire's system of Prince-Electors combined with democratic and libertarian freedoms similar to both Britain and the United States.

Friedrich Wilhelm I[]

Friedrich Wilhelm I, also known as King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia, the eldest son and successor of Frederick William III of Prussia, reigned as King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861 and Emperor of the Germans from 1848 to 1861. Also referred to as the "romanticist on the throne", he is best remembered for the many buildings he had constructed in Berlin and Potsdam, as well as for the completion of the Gothic Cologne cathedral. In politics, he had been a conservative but turn into a liberalist and nationalist during the revolution of 1848, and in he 1849 accepted the title of Emperor of the Germans offered by the Frankfurt Parliament

Dawn of Man[]

1648 Diplo 2

Art by Jamforce

Welcome, Friedrich Wilhelm I, Emperor of the Germans. After the Dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire, the German nation fell into division and chaos for many years. But in 1848, throughout the revolution all over Europa, Germany was reborn in the name of freedom and unification, according to the constitution formulate by the Frankfurter Nationalversammlung. In the crsis of Danish Invasion, you accepted the glory title offered by the Nationalversammlung, crowned as the Emperor of the Germans and lead the German people fought against the Danish invaders.

By the grace of god elected emperor, can you fulfill the duty of a constitutional monarch? Can you lead the German people to defend the uneasy unification of Germany? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Greetings and welcome, I am Frederich Wilhelm I, Emperor of the Germans. I beckon you to join me in tour of the unified and free Germany."

Introduction: "Welcome to the German Reich. I am Frederich Wilhelm I. In the name of the great German people, I bid you welcome."

Defeat: "Oh, the second German Reich come to the end, so quickly..."

Unique Attributes[]

Germany (Friedrich Wilhelm I)

Art by Jamforce

After researching Printing Press, +1 Happy Happiness in every city when none of cities found by you are occupied by other civilizations, +1 Happy Happiness and +2 CultureIcon Culture in every non-puppet city.

Art by Zwei833

Schlachtschwertierer (Longswordsman)

*Replace Two-handed Swordsman with Renaissance Era Revised

  • +100% Strength Combat Strength attacking cities
    • Generates 1 CultureIcon Culture per turn
      • Does not upgrade and is not obsoleted by the Anti-Tank Gun
Freikorps 256

Art by Zwei833

Freikorps (Rifleman)

*Replace Skirmisher with Enlightenment Era

  • +30% Strength Combat Strength in friendly territory
    • Double movements in Forest tiles
City List
  1. Frankfurt
  2. Mainz
  3. Berlin
  4. Vienna
  5. Stuttgart
  6. Hanover
  7. Dresden
  8. Munich
  9. Kassel
  10. Darmstadt
  11. Braunschweig
  12. Weimar
  13. Schwerin
  14. Oldenburg
  15. Meiningen
  16. Nassau
  17. Hamburg
  18. Bremen
  19. Lübeck
  20. Coburg
  21. Gotha
  22. Lauenburg
  23. Karlsruhe
  24. Hechingen
  25. Rudolstadt
  26. Sondershausen
  27. Dessau
  28. Bernburg
  29. Köthen
  30. Bückeburg
  31. Gera
  32. Greiz
  33. Vaduz
  34. Sigmaringen
  35. Arolsen
  36. Cologne
  37. Dobeln
  38. Dusseldorf
  39. Nürnberg
Spy List
  1. Johann
  2. Marlene
  3. Wilhelm
  4. Eva
  5. Heinz
  6. Horst
  7. Carl
  8. Viper
  9. Albrecht
  10. Anton


1848 icon


Peace Theme War Theme

Germany National Anthem - Deutschlandlied (Instrumental)


Der Gott, der Eisen wachsen ließ

"Das Deutschlandlied" "Der Gott, der Eisen wachsen ließ"

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Apply the Frankfurt Constitution[]

The Frankfurt Constitution or Constitution of St. Paul's Church, officially named the Constitution of the German Empire of 28 March 1849, was an attempt to create a unified German nation state in the successor states of the Holy Roman Empire organised in the German Confederation. Adopted and proclaimed by the Frankfurt Parliament after the Revolutions of 1848, the constitution contained a charter of fundamental rights and a democratic government in the form of a constitutional monarchy.


  • Player must be Germany (Friedrich Wilhelm I)
  • May only be enacted from Renaissance Era to Modern Era
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 3 Magistrates Magistrates


  • The Nationalversammlung is built in the Capital.

Art by Zwei833

*Grants 1 free Social Policy upon construction
  • One Artifact(Germania) is already in the Great Work Slot

Black, Red and Gold[]

In the Springtime of the Peoples during the Revolutions of 1848, revolutionaries took to the streets, many flying the tricolour. Liberals took power and, after prolonged deliberation, a national assembly was formulated. This Frankfurt Parliament declared the black-red-gold as the official colours of Germany and passed a law stating its civil ensign was the black-red-yellow tricolour. Also, a naval war ensign used these colours.


  • Player must be Germany (Frederich Wilhelm I)
  • May only be enacted from Renaissance Era to Modern Era
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate


  • Empire enters a Goldenage Golden Age
  • "We Love The King Day" in all cities

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now reading your literature and learning your laws! We're worried the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Direct Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v.6 2016/9/27
Last Updated: 2016/9/27

  • Zwei833: Author
  • Jamforce: Artwork - Leader icon, Leaderscreen
  • bernie14: Graphics - Original model of Freikorps
  • Gatoutak: Artwork - Map
  • Enginseer: Trait coding
  • LeeS: Trait coding
  • Uighur_Caesar: Trait coding
  • SaibotLieh: Schlachtschwertierer history text
  • CommandeZeta and althistory.wikia: Civilization history
  • taube: unit flag icon
  • DJSHenninger: icon background 

Notes and References[]