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Cultural Diversity is a mod aimed at emphasizing the variety of civilization. It does this by assigning base "Culture Types" to each civilization (including City-States), which allows for greater distinction between them, whilst maintaining a level of familiarity and consistency throughout. Where possible, each Culture Group has, a unique starting bonus, a unique event (with Sukritact's Events and Decisions), unique colonial city lists (with JFD's Exploration Continued Expanded), unique government preferences (with JFD's Sovereignty), unique era splash screens, unique embarkation graphics, unique unit dialogue, and unique unit graphics.

Certain civilizations also belong to "Sub-Culture Types," which further diversify, splash screens, or unit graphics, whilst retaining the same overall theme of the culture group.

Culture Types[]

Culture Sub-Cultures Starting Bonus Civilizations
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Aboriginal[1]

  • 1 Scout.
  • Sight of nearby lands.
Anangu, Kulin, Murri

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Katuje

Amazonian[1]

  • Pottery already researched.
Kalinago, Kuikuro, Tupi

Full List

Andean

Andean

  • 1 nearby source of Gold.
Inca, Nazca, Mapuche, Caral

Full List

Bantu

Bantu

  • 1 Spearman.
  • +10 XP for starting units.
Zulu, Kongo, Zimbabwe, Maasai

Full List

Bharata

Bharata

  • 1 nearby source of Incense.
India, Mughals, Nepal

Full List

Central

Central

  • Granary in the Capital.
Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary

Full List

Westafrican

Central African[1]

  • Mining already researched.
Ashanti, Benin, Nigeria, Nri

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Classical

Roman
  • 1 nearby source of Dyes.
Carthage, Greece, Rome

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Colonial

Colonial

American, Latin
  • Additional territory in the Capital.
America, Brazil, Australia, Mexico

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East African

Ethiopic
  • 1 nearby source of Stone.
Ethiopia, Dervishes

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Eastern

Eastern

Byzantine
  • Walls and Barracks in the Capital.
Russia, Byzantium, Armenia, Bulgaria

Full List

East Indies

East Indies

  • 1 nearby source of Spices.
Indonesia, Papua, Brunei

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Far Eastern

Japanese
  • 1 Worker.
China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam

Full List

Tribalamerican

Great Plains

  • Trapping already researched.
Shoshone, Blackfoot, Sioux

Full List

Himalayan

Himalayan[1]

  • Shrine in the Capital.
Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet

Full List

Semitic

Levantine

  • 1 Scout.
  • +1 Sight and +1 Movement for starting units.
Israel, Phoenicia, Philistines

Full List

Mandala

Mandala

  • 1 Scout.
  • Visibility of nearby City-States.
Siam, Khmer, Burma

Full List

Mesoamerican

Mesoamerican

  • Calendar already researched.
Aztecs, Maya, Olmec, Zapotec

Full List

Mesopotamic

Mesopotamic

Egyptian, Persian
  • 1 nearby source of Wheat.
Egypt, Persia, Babylon, Assyria

Full List

Islamic

Mid-Eastern

Ottoman
  • Animal Husbandry already researched.
Arabia, Morocco, Ottomans, Kilwa

Full List

Northern

Northern

Celtic
  • 1 Warrior. 
  • Amphibious for starting units.
Denmark, Celts, Lithuania, Scotland

Full List

Oceanic

Oceanic

  • 1 Scout.
  • Ocean Embarkation for starting units.
Hawaii, Maori, Tahiti

Full List

Pacific

Pacific[1]

  • Sailing already researched.
Chinook, Tlingit, Tongva

Full List

Polar

Polar[1]

  • Archery already researched.
  • 1 nearby source of Deer.
Dene, Sami, Sibir, Yupik

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Southern

Papal[1]
  • 1 nearby source of Wine.
Spain, Venice, Tuscany, Papal States

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Steppe

Steppe

Turkic
  • 2 nearby sources of Horses.
Mongolia, Huns, Khazaria, Yakutia

Full List

Totalitarian

Totalitarian[1]

  • 1 Great General.
Germany (Hitler), Soviet Union, North Korea

Full List

Saharan

West African

  • Caravansary in the capital.
Songhai, Kanem-Bornu, Tuareg

Full List

Western

Western

British
  • A sum of Gold.
England, France, Sweden

Full List

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Woodlands

  • 1 Scout.
  • Woodsman for starting units.
Iroquois, Mississippians, Wampanoag

Full List

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 18
Last Updated: 17 Jan 2021


  • JFD: Coding, Design, Research, Graphics
  • COF: Research (Various splash screens)
  • Janboruta: Research (African/Arabic/Bharata/Central/Northern/Western/Mediterranean/Totalitarian/Turkic splash screens), Artwork (African/Arabic/Bharata/Oceanic/Tribal-American/Turkic splash screen border, Central/Eastern/Western Crowns).
  • Kesler: Research (various Music).
  • Leugi: Graphics (African/Arabic/Bharata/Turkic Embarkation Graphics), Research (High-American/Latin Colonial/Tribal-American/Andean splash screens), Artwork (High-American aplash acreen border).
  • Reedstilt: Research (Oceanic/Sahul/Tribal-American splash screens)
  • Regalman: Research (Semitic splash screens)
  • sss64sss: Research (various Music and splash screens)
  • Sukritact: Research (Mandala/Oriental splash screens), Artwork (White Elephant Icon, Mandala/Oriental splash screen border, Culture Group Icons).
  • Sun Ce of Wu the Musician: Research (various Music, Splash Screens).
  • Sword of Geddon: Research (Oceanic, African music)
  • Tomatekh: Artwork (Various Culture Group Alpha Icons)
  • TPangolin: Research (Various splash screens)
  • Hangman: Graphics (High-American Embarkation Graphics)
  • Wolfdog: Graphics (Mandala/Oriental Embarkation Graphics)

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Only available on modded civilizations
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