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Jordan led by Hussein I is a custom civilization by JFD, with contributions from Alga, DarthKyofu, bernie14, Typhlomence, and Whoward.

This mod requires Brave New World.



As part of the Fertile Crescent connecting Africa and Asia, the area now known as Jordan has long been a major transit zone and often an object of contention among rival powers. It has a relatively well known prehistory and history. Neolithic remains from about 7000 bc have been found in Jericho, the oldest known city in the world. City-states were well developed in the Bronze Age(c.3200–2100 bc). In the 16th century bc, the Egyptians first conquered Palestine, and in the 13th century bc, Semitic-speaking peoples established kingdoms on both banks of the Jordan. In the 10th century bc, the western part of the area of Jordan (on both banks of the Jordan River) formed part of the domain of the Hebrew kings David and Solomon, while subsequently the West Bank became part of the Kingdom of Judah. A succession of outside conquerors held sway in the area until, in the 4th century bc, Palestine and Syria were conquered by Alexander the Great, beginning about 1,000 years of intermittent European rule. After the death of Alexander, the whole area was disputed among the Seleucids of Syria, the Ptolemies of Egypt, and native dynasties, such as the Hasmoneans (Maccabees); in the 1st century bc, it came under the domination of Rome. In Hellenistic and Roman times, a flourishing civilization developed on the East Bank; meanwhile, in southern Jordan, the Nabataean kingdom, a native Arab state in alliance with Rome, developed a distinctive culture, blending Arab and Greco-Roman elements, and built its capital at Petra, a city whose structures hewn from red sandstone cliffs survive today. With the annexation of Nabataea by Trajan in the 2nd century ad, Palestine and areas east of the Jordan came under direct Roman rule. Christianity spread rapidly in Jordan and for 300 years was the dominant religion.

Hussein I[]

Hussein succeeded on the deposition of his father, Talal, who was mentally deranged, and, after a period of regency, ascended the throne on May 2, 1953. He soon won the allegiance of the Bedouin tribes which dominated the army. However, tension with Israel, unrest among his Palestinian subjects, pro-Nasserite agitation, and Egyptian subversion threatened the stability of his rule. Popular opposition to the king's pro-Western sympathies and rumors of his intention to join the Baghdad Pact culminated, in December 1955, in serious rioting, and in March 1956 Hussein dismissed Lt.-Gen. J.B. Glubb, the British chief of general staff of the Arab Legion.

Despite a pro-Nasserite victory in the elections of October 1956 and Jordan's adhesion to the Egyptian-Syrian Saudi Arabian pact against Israel, the Arab Legion made no move during the Sinai Campaign. During the next few years, Hussein tightened his control, maintained his pro-Western orientation, and frustrated a number of military plots against his regime and attempts on his life.

Dawn of Man[]

"Peace shine upon you, your majesty Hussein I, king of the Hashemite dynasty and of Jordan. At the time you came to your throne in 1953, Jordan was but a fledgling nation, beset with unease and surrounded by belligerance and mistrust. Thrown into the perilous wars of your neighbours and thrown further still into the hostility of a world on the brink of catastrophe, you would nonetheless stand as a beacon of diplomacy and compassion. Dedicated ultimately to the peace and stability of your kingdom, your reign of nearly half a century would see Jordan transformed into a modern and enviable state.

JFD JordanHusseinI Diplo

Art by DarthKyofu

Honoured king, the peace that Jordan has enjoyed under your long reign is now in doubt. Once again you must rise to meet and negotiate with a troubled world. Can you undertake this task with wisdom and strength? Can you safeguard the lands of your people and their children to come? Can you build a civilization to stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Peace to you. I am Hussein I, king of Jordan. I hope this meeting is the start of a bright friendship ahead."

Defeat: "Nothing won through bloodshed is fated to last. God shall see to this."

Unique Attributes[]

Jordan (Hussein I)

Art by DarthKyofu

The Last Peacemaker

+10% Military Production Production for each Civilization in an active war on your continent. Gain Influence Influence with Citystate City-States on your continent when making peace with a major Civilization; more with fewer of their cities retained.


Art by DarthKyofu

Armoured Ambulance (Marine)
  • Can only defend itself, not attack.
  • +4 Moves Movement.
  • May be upgraded with Recon-based promotions.
  • Begins with the Medic promotion.
  • Earns bonus XP each turn adjacent friendly units heal damage (up to 5 levels).

Art by Alga

Desert Force (Infantry)
  • Begins with +1 Moves Movement for each active Defensive Pact with another Civilization (up to 3 Moves Movement).
  • Begins with +5 bonus XP for each active Peace Treaty (up to 15 XP).
City List
  1. Amman
  2. Zarqa
  3. Irbid
  4. Russeifa
  5. Aqaba
  6. As-Salt
  7. Ar Ramtha
  8. Madaba
  9. Sahab
  10. Mafraq
  11. Tafilah
  12. Ma'an
  13. Karak
  14. Ain Al-Basha
  15. Al-Jizah
  16. Jerash
  17. Ad-Dhlail
  18. Al-Hashimiyah
  19. Kufranjah
  20. Al Husn
  21. As-Sarih
  22. Aydoun
  23. Al Mashar'e
  24. Beit Ras
  25. Anjara
  26. Ghor es-Safi
  27. Kuraymeh
  28. Naour
  29. At-Turrah
  30. Shuna Ash-Shamaliyeh
  31. Der Abi Saeed
  32. Huwwarah
  33. At-Taybeh
  34. As-Sukhneh
  35. No'ayymeh
Spy List
  • Fatima
  • Hussein
  • Hashim
  • Muhammad
  • Hamzah
  • Abir
  • Haya
  • Zein
  • Faisal
  • Aisha




Peace Theme War Theme
"Safar Habibi" by Sakher Hattar. "Sobbou El Qahwa" by Sakher Hattar.

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: 25 March 2022


  • JFD: Author, Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • Alga: (Unique Unit Icon)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Civ Icon; Leaderscene; Map; Unique Unit Icon), Research (Cities)
  • bernie14: Graphics (Unit Model)
  • Typhlomence: Utilities (UniqueDiplomacyUtils.lua)
  • Whoward: Utilities (PlotIterators.lua)
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