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Map by Lungora
Map by Lungora
Ibrahim Rugova
Start Bias
Islam (HR Sunni)
req. mod

Traits req. mod
Charismatic, Protective
Map Labels Language req. mod

Kosovo led by Ibrahim Rugova is a custom civilization mod by SilentForza, with contributions from Chrisy15, and OCP (Including Lungora/Fiona, Grant, and EmeraldRange).

This mod requires Gods and Kings and Brave New World.



Kosovo, as of today, is a small landlocked nation within the Balkans. However, some will debate over the status of Kosovo, as, before the Kosovo War, it was part of Serbia, and to this day, Serbians still firmly believe that Kosovo was part of Serbia altogether. Kosovo's modern history starts in 1989, when the Yugoslav authority erased the constitutionnal autonomy of Kosovo, sparking a response from Albanian politicians, who, exiled from the parliament, declared Kosovo as an independent republic in 1991, under the underground leadership of Ibrahim Rugova. Following that, the UCK (the Kosovo Liberation Army), armed from pillaging Albanian arsenals, declared a guerilla war against Serbia, whose bloody response started a massive insurrection which led to massive plans of exile and to a intervention of occidental nations. Air strikes by NATO forced Serbia to walk away from Kosovo, and the Kosovar people come back to their land. From 1999 to 2008, the status of the nation remained unanswered. As of 2008, Kosovo declared independence, although the government doesn't hold control over the northern part of the country. Kosovo gained full sovereignty in 2012.

Ibrahim Rugova[]

Ibrahim Rugova was a prominent Kosovo Albanian political leader, scholar and writer. Before his political career, he wrote for newspapers and magazines, and joined the Yugoslav Communist Party, a necessity for anyone who wanted a political career at the time. In 1989, he formed the Democratic League of Kosovo, and became president of the 'Republic of Kosova' in 1992. As a president, he was in the middle of the struggle between Serbia and the UCK, and participated in the failed Rambouillet talks as a representant of Kosovo. During the Kosovo War, seeing as his popularity was below that of the UCK, he resigned from his position, which he got back after the war, following the reign of the UCK led by Hashim Thaçi. His presidency is seen as the strongest of the young nation. During his time, some of the most notable things he did were; wearing a silk neckscarf as a symbol of oppression in Kosovo, and openly sharing his collection of rocks with visitors, to the point that diplomats used the presents to gauge the outcome of a meeting. In 2005, it was revealed that he suffered from lung cancer, and he died on 21 January 2006. To this day, Rugova is revered in Kosovo as the leader of the independence of the nation, granting him the nicknames of "Father of the Nation" and "Gandhi of the Balkans".

Dawn of Man[]


Art by Grant

Greetings, President Rugova. Kosovo is a small nation of the Balkans with a complicated modern history. Some still deny its status as a nation, especially in neighboring Serbia. But its people remained strong and independent. Its men and women always kept fighting for independence no matter the odds, standing with their Albanian brothers and sisters.

Ibrahim Rugova, the kosovar people call you again to lead them to freedom once more. They await desperately as they are increasingly oppressed and stripped of their autonomy. President Rugova, can you withstand the power of those who seek your end? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Welcome to Kosovo. My name is Ibrahim Rugova, President of the Republic of Kosovo. As a token of our newfound relations, I offer to you a visit to my collection of many crystals."

Defeat: "You might have defeated me, yes, but the spirit of Kosovo will live on. Remember that well, for my people will never forget."

Unique Attributes[]

Kosovo (Ibrahim Rugova)

Art by Grant

Nderi, Detrya, Adhteu

DOFs increase the experience of units newly trained in both your and your allies' cities. DOF partners join your wars, and garrisoned units increase city bombardment damage.


Art by EmeraldRange

UÇK (Marine)
  • Does not have the Amphibious promotion
  • Stronger on tiles that border friendly territory
Icon UI Kulla

Art by Grant

  • Unlocked at Engineering
  • +2 Production Production, +1 Gold Gold
  • Provides extra defense to units stationed upon it
  • Damages adjacent enemy units
City List
  1. Prishtinë
  2. Prizreni
  3. Gjilani
  4. Pejë
  5. Mitrovicë
  6. Ferizaj
  7. Gjakovë
  8. Vushttri
  9. Podujevë
  10. Rahovec
  11. Fushë Kosovë
  12. Suharekë
  13. Kaçanik
  14. Skënderaj
  15. Kamenicë
  16. Shtime
  17. Lipjan
  18. Obiliq
  19. Drenas
  20. Junik
  21. Klinë
  22. Mamushë
  23. Istog
  24. Viti
  25. Deçan
  26. Leposaviq
  27. Malishevë
  28. Graçanicë
  29. Han-i-Elezit
  30. Zubin Potok
  31. Zveçan
  32. Shtërpcë
  33. Dragash
  34. Kllolot
  35. Ranillug
  36. Partesh
  37. Novobërdë
Spy List
  • Behar
  • Ersi
  • Klajdi
  • Thomas
  • Megan
  • Jamarcus
  • Sara
  • Fatlind
  • Bora
  • Getoard


Icon Kosovo


Peace Theme War Theme

Kosovo War

'Banat Iskandaria' by ??? 'Valle Kosovare' by Legoistat

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Events & Decisions[]

Promote the Wine Industry
All around the world, people of high standings want the best wines in the world.Right now, Kosovo is yet to be on the map for such productions, but we could put efforts to put the nation on the map of the world's finest winemaking...
  • Must be Kosovo
  • Must be in the Industrial or Modern era.
  • May only be enacted once per era.
  • Must have at least one Wine Resource.
  • 600 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • The amount of Wine you have is doubled.
  • Gain a small amount of Tourism tourism in every city for each worked source of wine.
Establish an Online Presence
President, in this world, some people claim that Kosovo is a puppet of their empire and that we have no autonomy. I propose that we use these new technologies we have to show that Kosovo is recognized as an independent nation.
  • Must be Kosovo
  • May only be enacted once per era.
  • Must have researched Computers.
  • Must have at least three DoF Partners.
  • 400 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • Gain extra Delegates in the World Congress per DOF partner.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now building kullas and enjoy playing the lahuta. We're worried the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 4
Last Updated: 23 September 2018


  • SilentForza: Core, Design
  • Chrisy15: Lua
  • Grant: Art, Kulla model
  • Lungora: Art
  • EmeraldRange: Art

Notes and References[]

SilentForza's Civilizations
Antarctica (Roald Amundsen)BedouinsKosovo
Overlooked Civs Project's Civilizations
Associated Modders