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German Empire
Map by TarcisioCM
Map by TarcisioCM
Wilhelm II
Government req. mod
req. mod

Traits req. mod
Aggressive, Expansive
Map Labels Language req. mod

Germany led by Wilhelm II[1] is a custom civilization created by TarcisioCM[2], with contributions from Viregel, Janboruta, COF, bernie14 and danrell.

This mod requires Brave New World. It does not replace Bismarck's Germany



While various "Germanic" peoples have occupied northern-central Europe for thousands of years, the modern political entity known as "Germany" is extremely young, created almost singlehandedly by the brilliant Prussian politician Otto von Bismarck some 140 years ago. During its brief existence Germany has had a profound effect - for good and for bad - on human history.

Wilhelm II[]

Wilhelm II or William II was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was the eldest grandson of the British Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe. Crowned in 1888, he dismissed the Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, in 1890 and launched Germany on a bellicose "New Course" in foreign affairs that culminated in his support for Austria-Hungary in the crisis of July 1914 that led to the First World War. Bombastic and impetuous, he sometimes made tactless pronouncements on sensitive topics without consulting his ministers, culminating in a disastrous Daily Telegraph interview that cost him most of his power in 1908.

Dawn of Man[]

Emperor Wilhelm II, you are in control of the glorious German Empire. Forged on the ruins of the Holy Roman Empire through blood and iron, the Germans stand strong and fiercely before the other european nations, with your armies unmatched and a land of industrious and brilliant people, Germany has produced many of the world's finest minds. However, the foolish alliances made all over Europe led the world into war, and your mighty empire was no more - Soon after its fall, the monstruosity of the Nazi Germany launched the world into a even bigger and bloodier war.

WilhelmII leaderscreen

Leaderscene by Janboruta

Bold Kaiser, Germany is broken and ravaged by the Great War, and they are in need of a strong leader for the bloody storm that is coming. Will you stand up for your people, and leave the shadows to become a true Emperor for Germany in these troubled times? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Oh? Who are you? Who? From where? Uhh no, never heard of. I am Wilhelm II, and I'm sure you heard of me, the emperor of Germany!"

Introduction: "Are you here to see my navy? Oh sure not, no one is, whatever, it's just a damn bunch of ships anyway... Oh well, who are you then?"


Defeat: "What? Now that's just unfair! Where did you get all those troops out of sudden? Damn you! Damn you! Damn you!"

Defeat: "This is an absurd! I am superior to you! My army is superior, and my navy too! You cheated! I don't know how but I'm sure you did!"



Unique Attributes[]

Germany (Wilhelm II)

Art by Janboruta

Total War

Units move faster for ten turns after declaring war. Gain more Production Production for each player at war with Germany, and each city producing Military Units or Gold Gold contributes to War Effort.


Art by TarcisioCM

Stormtrooper (Great War Infantry)
  • +40% Strength Combat Strength against fortified units
  • +25% Strength Combat Strength vs. Gun units
  • +33% Strength Defense vs. Ranged attacks in Open Terrain

Art by TarcisioCM

U-Boat (Submarine)
  • Can move after attacking in blockaded city waters
  • Gains Health and 15 Experience from plundering Cargo Ships
City List
  1. Berlin
  2. Königsberg
  3. Hamburg
  4. Breslau
  5. Munich
  6. Frankfurt
  7. Cologne
  8. Danzig
  9. Strassburg
  10. Stettin
  11. Essen
  12. Posen
  13. Dortmund
  14. Kattowitz
  15. Stuttgart
  16. Magdeburg
  17. Düsseldorf
  18. Hannover
  19. Bremen
  20. Metz
  21. Duisburg
  22. Mainz
  23. Leipzig
  24. Kiel
  25. Dresden
  26. Schwerin
  27. Bonn
  28. Bochum
  29. Bielefeld
  30. Karlsruhe
Spy List
  1. Johann
  2. Marlene
  3. Wilhelm
  4. Eva
  5. Heinz
  6. Horst
  7. Carl
  8. Viper
  9. Albrecht
  10. Anton

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Pass the Fleet Laws
Someone else has the largest fleet in the world! This is inadmissible! They make fun of our colonies, and of our naval prowess, and of our very nation! This will not stand! We must and will build a fleet of only the greatest warships to overshadow their petty boats, and take control of the seas!
  • Player must be Germany (Wilhelm II)
  • May only be enacted once
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Industrial Era
  • Must have less ships than any other civilization
  • 1200 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • +33% Production Production towards naval units
  • +50% Production Production towards Harbors and Seaports
  • Harbors and Seaports yield +1 Production Production
  • Receive a free Great Admiral
Establish the Kaiser Wilhelm Society
Although the Prussian education has proven itself to be most efficient, it's becoming unable to modernize in face of these new times. We must sponsor the Kaiser Wilhelm Society for the Advancement of Science!
  • Player must be Germany (Wilhelm II)
  • Player must be Germany (Wilhelm II)
  • May only be enacted once
  • Must have researched Education
  • 800 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • National College generates +2 Science Science
  • University generates +1 Greatperson Great Scientist point and yields +1 Science Science
  • Cities with a Library receive a University

Disastrous Speech

The Kaiser has provided us with yet another tactless comment in his recent speech, completely disregarding the interests of our country.
Option 1: Woopsy
  • 3 Turns of Anarchy in the empire
Option 2: Divert Blame!!
  • 5 Turns of Resistance in your Capital Capital
Option 3: Argh, you English are mad, mad, mad as March hares!
  • Lose -200 Influence Influence with a City-State.


  1. Otto von Bismarck
  2. Leo von Caprivi
  3. Chlodwig Carl Viktor
  4. Bernhard von Bülow
  5. Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg
  6. Georg Michaelis
  7. Georg von Hertling
  8. Max von Baden
  9. Friedrich Ebert
  10. Philipp Scheidemann
  11. Gustav Bauer
  12. Hermann Müller
  13. Constantin Fehrenbach
  14. Joseph Wirth
  15. Wilhelm Cuno
  16. Gustav Stresemann
  17. Wilhelm Marx
  18. Hans Luther
  19. Wilhelm Marx
  20. Hermann Müller
  21. Heinrich Brüning
  22. Franz von Papen
  23. Kurt von Schleicher
  24. Angela Merkel
  25. Adolf Hitler
Political Parties
  1. Zentrum (Conservatives)
  2. Nazi Party (Fascists)
  3. Imperial Party (Nobility)
  4. Worker's Association (Socialists)
  5. Liberal Party (Liberals)

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now starting world wars and being obsessed with your navy. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 4
Last Updated: 13 September 2015

  • JanBoruta: Civilization Icon, Leader Icon, Leader Screen.
  • TarcisioCM: Coding, U-Boat and Stormtrooper Icons, map.
  • COF - Old Civilization Icon.
  • Viregel - Planning.
  • bernie14: 3D Unit Models.
  • danrell: 3D Unit Models.

Notes and References[]

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