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Korea led by Gojong is a custom civilization mod by DuskJockey, with contributions from Darth_Kyofu, Wolfdog, and Chrisy15.



The Korean peninsula, known today for its divided republics of North and South Korea, has been home to numerous kingdoms over the ages, some virtuous, some steeped in infamy. At times rivaling its powerful neighboring states of China and Japan, Korea was united under the rule of the Choson Dynasty for over 500 years. The turmoil of the Japanese occupation in the early 20th century, followed by the Korean War in 1950, would shatter this once sacred unity. From this strife, South Korea has emerged as a nation of increasing economic and cultural significance on a global scale. In contrast, the oppressive regime controlling the reclusive North Korean state is frequently the subject of international condemnation for its handling of human rights and diplomatic relations.


Gojong served as the twenty-sixth and final king of the five-century long Korean Joseon dynasty. He ruled during the years leading up to the end of the monarchy and Korea's entry into the modern world. During the later part of his reign, he declared Korea an empire, thus becoming its first sovereign as the Gwangmu Emperor. With the annexation of Korea by Japan in 1910, the empire dissolved, and was never reestablished.

Dawn of Man[]

"All of Korea is yours to command, illustrious and valorous Gojong! Having lived through the regency of a father, late did you assume governance of the rapidly crumbling Korean state. Undeterred by foreign threats and internal dangers, you and your beloved wife, Queen-Consort Min, embarked on a journey to bring Korea into the modern age, abolishing the class system, closing down the corrupt seowons, reforming the military, and establishing treaties with nations near and far. These reforms, however, were marred by the queen's grisly murder in 1895. In a final bid to save Korea from her enemies, you christened her an empire not two years later, a move that staved off her ultimate dissolution by a decade.


Art by DuskJockey and Darth_Kyofu

O Gwangmu Emperor, Korea is once more besieged by false friends and true enemies. Can you steer the ship of state through these troubled waters? Can you bring enlightenment to a land long shrouded in darkness? Can you create a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Korea welcomes you, foreign leader, as do I, Gojong, her emperor. I pray that relations between our empires may be cordial, if not harmonious."

Defeat: "How is it that this day has come to pass? I have given everything in my power and more to prevent its coming. Was it still not enough?"

Unique Attributes[]

Korea (Gojong)

Art by DuskJockey and Darth_Kyofu

Enlightenment of the Land
  • Specialists yield +1 Production Production for every five external Traderoute Trade Routes in the empire. Exchanging embassies or Open Borders with other Civilizations yields Science Science for both parties.

Art by DuskJockey

Yangmu (Ironclad)
  • -5 Strength Combat Strength (40 vs 45).
  • Has no Strength Combat Strength bonus against Cities.
  • Spawns with each Cargo Ship trained.
  • May attack twice when stationed on or adjacent to a Traderoute Trade Route.

Art by DuskJockey

Relief House (Hospital)
  • Provides half as much Food Food.
  • Has one slot for a Scientist specialist.
  • Units within city limits heal 5 HP at the beginning of the turn.
City List
  1. Hanseong
  2. Pyongyang
  3. Busan
  4. Daegu
  5. Jeonju
  6. Jinju
  7. Sangju
  8. Taejo
  9. Hamheung
  10. Gongju
  11. Gangneung
  12. Chongjin
  13. Kyongsong
  14. Hwangju
  15. Solme
  16. Seorabeol
  17. Hanyang
  18. Jeollado
  19. Anju
  20. Hoseo
  21. Tamna
  22. Jemulpo
  23. Busosanseong
  24. Samseonghyeol
Spy List
  • Euimin
  • Yeongseon
  • Uihwa
  • Otmar
  • Haewon
  • Haeung
  • Namyeon
  • Jayoung
  • Deokhye
  • Bohyeon
  • Sunheon


Peace Theme War Theme
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"Fake Love", arranged by Flow Music "Fake Love", arranged by MDP

Mod Support[]

Additional Achievements[]

Shining Valor

  • Win the game on any difficulty setting as Gojong's Korea.

Made Korea Great Again

  • As Gojong's Korea, capture the Qing, Japanese, and Russian capitals.
Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop Downloader
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 3
Last Updated: 3 March 2020


  • DuskJockey: Design, code, art
  • Darth_Kyofu: Art
  • Wolfdog: Unit model
  • Chrisy15: Adjacent Plot Iterators, code help

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