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Republic of Mexico
Benito Juárez
Mexico City
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Mexico led by Benito Juárez is a custom civilization by Colonialist Legacies[1], produced by TPangolin and Leugi, with contributions from Hoop Thrower, Janboruta, and Viregel.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Mexico is a former Spanish colony situated in Central America. It borders the United States of America to the north, and Honduras and Belize to the south. It was originally inhabited by the Aztec civilization, known for their large amount of human sacrifices and for their appearance in the Civilization franchise. Mexico has had several transitions of government, and today is a democratic state, with a growing economy and a population of around 112 million, the largest in the Spanish-speaking world. In recent years, however, it has suffered from drug trafficking, especially across the border to the USA. Mexico is still on the path to becoming a world economic leader, and is a massive exporter of many natural resources, such as oil and silver.

Benito Juárez[]

Today, Juárez is remembered as a progressive reformer, characterised by his support for rights for the indigenous people of Mexico, and his separation of church and state. His rule today is known as "The Reform of the North", and started a new era for Mexico - a more liberal, capitalist republic, with a lot less conservatism and theocratic elements. Many towns and cities are named in honour of him, and his most famous quotes are probably "Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace", which is now on Oaxaca's coat of arms, and "Law has always been my shield and my sword", which is often quoted in courts and law buildings. Overall, Juárez will always be remembered as a reformer who gave us modern Mexico.

Dawn of Man[]


Art by Leugi

Your people greet you with a thunderous applause, oh Benito Juárez - overthrower of an empire and leader of the esteemed Mexican Republic! Mexico has a rich history, for its culture is nearly as diverse as its people are. The fertile land itself is ancient and has played host to a myriad of flourishing civilizations - such as the mighty Aztecs, the Maya, the Olmecs, Toltecs, Mixtecs and the Zapotecs. But it was all changed in the 1500s, when, with power and greed, the Spaniards arrived and began their bloody conquest of the New World. After 300 years of colonization, and having adopted the language, culture and systems of the Spaniards, the people rose up and ousted their former masters. This new, empowered Mexican nation was now the center of attention on the world’s stage. The following hundred years was full of ideologies, muralism, foreign invasion and revolution that solidified the feeling of valiant resilience that all Mexicans hold dear to this day.

Oh, Benito Juárez, from humble beginnings as a Zapotec native, you rose to lead this great country. It was you that resisted the French and restored the republic. The people are in dire need of a national hero, Benito! Will you fight once again for their rights? Will you build a civilization that stands the test of time?

Introduction: "Welcome, fellow leader, to the Republic of Mexico. I am Benito Juárez. I hope that you and your people are open to progress, and not lost in the past."

Introduction: "Welcome to the Republic of Mexico, forged through war, now sustained by peace. I am Benito Juárez, leader of this brilliant nation."

Introduction: "Salutations, what brings you to Mexico? I am Benito Juárez and I hope you can respect our rights in peace."

Defeat: "Our people are strong, and soon they will rise against you, for you didn't respect the rights of others in peace."

Unique Attributes[]

Mexico (Benito Juárez)

Art by Leugi

Valiants of Chapultepec

Walls generate points towards Greatperson Great Artists in the Capital and gain a free Greatwork Great Work of Art slot. When this slot is filled, trained units in the city start with in additional +15 XP. Walls generate Greatperson Great Artist points faster after adopting an Ideology.


Art by janboruta

Rurales (Rifleman)
  • When garrisoned, yields +3 CultureIcon Culture and earns +15% Strength Combat Strength
  • Combat bonus stays with upgrades

Art by Leugi

  • Unlocked at Guilds
  • Does not yield any benefits unless built directly adjacent to a city
  • +2 CultureIcon Culture
  • After researching Economics, yields +1 Food Food, FaithIcon Faith, or Production Production
  • Another +1 of that random yield is added after Rifling is researched
City List
  1. Mexico City
  2. Guadalajara
  3. Monterrey
  4. Puebla
  5. Veracruz
  6. Torreón
  7. Merida
  8. Los Angeles
  9. Tijuana
  10. San Diego
  11. Nezahualcóyotl
  12. Albuquerque
  13. León
  14. Morelia
  15. Juárez
  16. Cuernavaca
  17. Acapulco
  18. Toluca
  19. Pachuca
  20. Tuxtla
  21. Oaxaca
  22. Tlalnepantla
  23. Cancún
  24. Querétaro
  25. Chimalhuacán
  26. Santa Fe
  27. Reynosa
  28. Tlaquepaque
Spy List
  • Fernando
  • Miguel
  • Carlos
  • Javier
  • Jose
  • Roman
  • Ana
  • Dora la Exploradora
  • Gabriella
  • Maria



Mexico is aimed at a Culture Victory and benefits from playing Wide. Your UA is essentially a strong UB: a Walls replacement which has an Art Slot, generates Great Artist Points, and grants XP if the Slot is filled. This puts Mexico in a unique position to start creating and storing Art faster than anyone else. The more Walls you have, the more Artists you generate, so you should generally try and build them in all Cities after Libraries. Points generated this way are not effected by Great Person modifiers, but it's still a good idea to get as many as possible (Gardens, National Epic, Aesthetics, Leaning Tower) in the Capital ready for the contribution of the Artists' Guild.

Along with the Artists' Guild, you will unlock Haciendas in the same tech. These give +2 Culture, but only if directly adjacent to a City. When settling in the early game, be on the lookout for spaces with minimal Resources in the six tiles surrounding a prospective City. The +2 Culture will be joined by random yields at Banking and Rifling.

Also at Rifling is your Unit, the Rurales. They produce +3 Culture inside a City, which stays on upgrade, and have a standard 15% attack in friendly territory. Try to get one for every City before they obsolete at Replaceable Parts.

In the late game, post-Ideology, Walls will become even more efficient, compensating for the high cost of Artists. A final twist on the otherwise exclusive focus on Culture: with the 15XP from filled Walls, Mexico can reach Level 4 Promotions (i.e. Logistics, Blitz) with just a Barracks, Armory and Military Academy, if you wished to take down a Civ with excessively high Culture generation. Even if not, it does save on building a Barracks or two in the early-mid game.


Peace Theme War Theme

Benito Juarez Mexico Peace


Benito Juarez Mexico War

'Danzon no.1' by Arturo Marquez 'Leyenda de Miliano' by Arturo Marquez

Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 16 June 2014

  • Arturo Márquez: Peace Music "Danzon no.1" and War Music "Leyenda de Miliano".
  • TPangolin: Concept.
  • Leugi: XML, Lua, Art, Concept.
  • JanBoruta: Art.
  • Charlatan Alley: Voice Acting.
  • Viregel: Civilopedia Entries.

Notes and References[]

Colonialist Legacies Civilizations
AfghanistanAustralia (Henry Parkes)Australia (John Curtin)CanadaCubaGreenlandMalaysiaMexicoNigeriaPhilippinesVietnam
BeothukBlackfootCoast SalishCreeChimuDeneInuitKimberleyKulinMurriWabanakiZapotecs
AnishinaabeAustralia (Bob Hawke)BoersMadagascarSamoaSouth AfricaTlingitYugra