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Nepal led by Tribhuvan is a custom civilization by JFD, with contributions from DarthKyofu, JakeWalrusWhale, Sukritact, and Zharques.

This mod requires Brave New World. It replaces the City-State of Kathmandu with Gangtok.



With the passing of every new century, Nepal witnessed many rulers and dynasties play contributing roles in molding Nepal into the present day’s Modern Nepal. Kirantis ruled Nepal from the 9th century B.C. to the 1st century A.D. Later Licchavis took over Kirant’s from the 3rd to 13th century and were followed by Thakuris belonging to the Malla dynasty. Then Shah Dynasty held the reign. King Prithvi Narayan Shah is solely responsible for today’s modern-day Nepal for he is the one who united different kingdoms into one single nation in 1769. In 1846, the Kot massacre led by Jung Bahadur Rana back seated the power of the monarchy and made the Rana regime more powerful.

In 1950 King Tribhuvan with support from India restored the monarchy. A coalition government comprising the Nepali congress party and the Ranas was thereafter installed with the promise of free elections in 1952. In1960, King Mahendra, son of King Tribhuvan tactically established the Panchayat system, meaning ‘five councils system’, by engineering a coup, declaring a new constitution, imprisoning all the leaders of the then government, and enforcing a ban on all political activities. The People’s Movement of 1990 opened up a new chapter for a decade of democracy in Nepal, leading to multiparty democracy with constitutional monarchy. Democracy came with a heavy price leading to incompetent political leaders, political conflicts, Maoist insurgency, corruption, and downfall in the national economy. The royal family massacre in 2001 left the whole world in complete shock. King Gynendra was crowned Nepal’s king after his brother, King Birendra’s assassination. With the advent of 2006, all major political parties committed to reforming their past mistakes, and Maoist rebels came together with the support of the Nepali people and jointly went on several days of strikes to restore democracy.


Born on June 23, 1906, the late King Tribhuwan Bir Bikram Shah Dev, King of Nepal, is also called the ‘father of the nation’ as he was one of the key figures in bringing democracy to the country and abolishing the Rana rule. He ascended the throne at the age of five, after the death of his father Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah Dev, in the year 1913. The coronation had taken place in Nasal Chowk in Hanuman Dhoka Palace in Kathmandu, as was the tradition. Although there were kings, the power lay in the hands of the hereditary Rana Prime Ministers.

During World War I, the Ranas wanted to join the war in support of Britain and sent troops to go to the war. However, by the mid-1930s, Praja Parishad was established by those anti-Ranas in Nepal and the King himself worked together with it until the Ranas banned the liberal movements and executed their leadership. The King worked closely with Praja Parishad to abolish the Rana rule because of this, he went into exile in India in an attempt to bring down the regime. He left with his son Mahendra and his eldest grandson Birendra leaving behind one of his grandsons Gyanendra, however, in response to his act, the Ranas made Gyanendra the king of Nepal which led to huge mass demonstrations in the country compelling the last Rana Prime Minister Mohan Sumsher to come into negotiations with King Tribhuvan and the Nepali Congress.

The King returned as a monarch from India on February 18, 1951, and three days after his return, he formally declared the end of the Rana rule and established a democratic system, however, Mohan Sumsher continued as a Prime Minister for a few more months. On March 13, 1955, the late King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah Dev died in Zurich, Switzerland under mysterious circumstances at the age of eighty-four leaving his eldest son Mahendra as his successor.

Dawn of Man[]

"Blessings of wisdom and peace be upon you, Shah Tribhuvan. You are the king of Nepal, an ancient nation of faith and culture. Born in 1906, you would ascend to the throne at the mere age of five. In your time, Nepal's monarchy would exist in a state of uncertainty; forced to submit to the great power of the Rana prime ministers. But through the great love of your people, and determined to usher in a new age of democracy, your kingship would ultimately prevail and the Rana dynasty that had held the country in thrall for so long would be put to an end.


Art by DarthKyofu

O' beloved king, a great struggle for power once again has emerged. Can you take up your duties and ensure the power of the king remains paramount? Can you be a champion of peace and culture against the threat of violence and cruelty? Can you build a civilisation that stands the test of time?

Introduction: "The people and I welcome you to my kingdom. I am Tribhuvan, king of Nepal. What peace have you brought?"

Defeat: "The people have been brought to knee, as have I. Where once happiness blossomed, now only hate and anger can survive."

Unique Attributes[]

Nepal (Tribhuvan)

Art by DarthKyofu

Dynasty of Pradhanamantrs

Cities stationed with a Rana increase XP and Production Production bonuses for Land Combat Units by +25%. Cities otherwise exchange half of their CultureIcon Culture to the Capital for a bonus +15% Food Food (if the Capital Capital has no stationed Rana).


Art by Sukritact

Gurkha (Great War Infantry)
  • Unlocked earlier at Steampower.
  • +25% Strength Combat Strength when fighting in friendly territory.
  • If trained in the Capital Capital with a garrisoned Rana, gains +25% Strength Combat Strength when fighting outside of friendly territory instead.

Art by DarthKyofu

Rana (Great General)
  • Halves Resistance Resistance time when garrisoned.
  • If Nepal's total Unhappiness Unhappiness is in excess, cities with a garrisoned Rana gain bonus Military Unit Production Production.[1]
City List
  1. Kathmandu
  2. Pokhara
  3. Bharatpur
  4. Lalitpur
  5. Birgunj
  6. Biratnagar
  7. Dhangadhi
  8. Ghorahi
  9. Itahari
  10. Hetauda
  11. Janakpurdham
  12. Butwal
  13. Tulsipur
  14. Dharan
  15. Nepalgunj
  16. Kalaiya
  17. Jitpursimara
  18. Budhanilkantha
  19. Birendranagar
  20. Tarekshwar
  21. Gokarneshwar
  22. Tilottama
  23. Suryabinayak
  24. Chandragiri
  25. Tokha
  26. Kageshwari-Manohara
  27. Mechinagar
  28. Bhimdatta
  29. Sundar Haraincha
  30. Godawari
Spy List
  • Jung
  • Mohan
  • Ranoddip
  • Jang
  • Juddha
  • Padma
  • Chandra
  • Bhim
  • Bir
  • Nain




Peace Theme War Theme
"Barpak" by Kutumba. "Gurju Paltan" by Kutumba.

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: 01 May 2023


  • JFD: Author, Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Leaderscene; Civ Icon; Unique Icon (Rana)), Research (Cities)
  • JakeWalrusWhale: Art (Map)
  • Sukritact: Art (Unique Icon (Gurkha))
  • Zharques: Pedias (Leader)
  • Danrell: Graphics (Unique Unit (Rana))


  1. +10% at Happy Happiness of 0 to -10, +25% at Happy Happiness of -10 to -20, and +50% beyond.
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