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Seddon Diplo

Leaderscene by Pouakai and Janboruta.

New Zealand led by Seddon is a custom civilization mod by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from Pouakai, Tarcisio, Regalman, bernie14, and Wolfdog.

This mod requires Brave New World and works best with Gazebo's Community Patch. It replaces the City-State of Wellington with Port Vila.


New Zealand[]

New Zealand (Māori: Aotearoa) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu – and numerous smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long isolation, New Zealand developed a distinctive biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

Polynesians settled New Zealand in 1250–1300 CE and developed a distinctive Māori culture. Abel Tasman, a Dutch explorer, was the first European to sight New Zealand in 1642. In 1840, representatives of the British Crown and Māori Chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, making New Zealand a British colony. Today, the majority of New Zealand's population of 4.5 million is of European descent; the indigenous Māori are the largest minority, followed by Asians and Pacific Islanders. Reflecting this, New Zealand's culture is mainly derived from Māori and early British settlers, with recent broadening arising from increased immigration. The official languages are English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language, with English predominant. The country's economy was historically dominated by the export of wool, but exports of dairy products, meat, and wine, along with tourism, are more significant today.


Richard John Seddon (22 June 1845 – 10 June 1906) is to date the longest-serving Prime Minister of New Zealand. He is regarded by some, including historian Keith Sinclair, as one of New Zealand's greatest political leaders. Sometimes derisively known as King Dick for his autocratic style, Seddon dominated the Liberal government for thirteen years, achieving many social and economic changes.

Dawn of Man[]

Greetings, Richard Seddon, at His Majesty's pleasure, Prime Minister of New Zealand. Like her forefathers, New Zealand is an island nation; beset with nature and promise abounding. As her leader during the late 19th century, you sought to cultivate a nation that was both prosperous and free. Your legacy as an imperialist and as a social liberal would set the stage for the creation of an independent realm the envy of the post colonial world.

Stalwart premier, the people of New Zealand call for your leadership to raise their nation to new heights of imperial and economic greatness. Can you achieve for them a standard of wealth and power for which old empires can only dream? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Did you just get off the boat, did you? Very well. I am Richard Seddon, Prime Minister of New Zealand. You may address me as either your equal or as your superior, but certainly nothing otherwise."

Introduction: "I am Richard Seddon. I am man of great personal importance, so I have very little time or patience to be chit-chatting with you."

Defeat: "What fresh hell is this? You have not only now sunken my nation into the pages of history, but doomed the good will of your own economy. You're the daftest leader I've ever met."

Defeat: "Hells bells..."

Unique Attributes[]

New Zealand (Seddon)

Art by Janboruta

Britain of the South Seas

With at least one Friendship, gain 2 Traderoute Trade Routes and your partner gains 1. Each Traderoute Trade Route with a different Civilization increases Food Growth by 10%.


Art from R.E.D. and by Janboruta

ANZAC (Great War Infantry)
  • When beginning its turn outside your borders, this unit heals more HP the further it is from the Capital Capital (max 30 HP).
  • +10% Strength Combat Strength outside friendly lands.

Art by TarscicioCM

Defender (Ironclad)
  • Ignores enemy zones of control.
  • +25% Strength Combat Strength when within 3 tiles of a friendly city (including those belonging to civilizations with whom you have a Declaration of Friendship).
  • +1 Sight.
  • Does not begin with a bonus to attacking cities.
City List
  1. Wellington
  2. Auckland
  3. Christchurch
  4. Hamilton
  5. Tauranga
  6. Dunedin
  7. Palmerston
  8. Hastings
  9. Nelson
  10. Napier
  11. Rotorua
  12. Whangarei
  13. New Plymouth
  14. Invercargill
  15. Wanganui
  16. Gisborne
  17. Queenstown
  18. Timaru
  19. Greymouth
  20. Dargaville
  21. Paeroa
  22. Whangamata
  23. Masterton
  24. Otorohanga
  25. Ruapehu
  26. Hawera
  27. Pimmerton
  28. Porirua
  29. Stratford
  30. Aorangi
  31. Motueka
  32. Balmoral
  33. Cashmere
  34. Gore
  35. Westport
  36. Manly
  37. Kingseat
  38. Dargaville
Spy List
  • Dog
  • Wizard of New Zealand
  • Chas Pointer
  • Michael Laws
  • Rebecca
  • Russell
  • Aunt Dolly
  • Winston Peters
  • Frodo
  • Bilbo



Peace Theme War Theme

New Zealand - Seddon Peace


New Zealand - Seddon War

Countryside from the soundtrack of Victoria II. The Pacific from the soundtrack of Hearts of Iron III.

Mod Support[]

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

Events & Decisions[]

Promulgate Imperial Plans
It is in our blood to rule; our forefathers were imperialists, and so we should be, too. Let us then establish an imperial realm with which to carve a place of strength for us on the international stage.
  • Player must be New Zealand.
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Industrial Era.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • CultureIcon Culture equal to your next Social Policy.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate.
  • Naval Units gain a 33% bonus vs cities.
Commemorate the ANZACs
In honour of our brave soldiers, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, we commemorate their service to this nation and her allies by signing into law a national holiday marking a day upon which we pay respect to their sacrifices.
  • Player must be New Zealand.
  • Must have a Government.[1]
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Modern Era.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • Gold Gold equal to your next Social Policy.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrate/Dignitary Dignitaries[2].
  • Cities with a Military garrison gain +1 Happy Happiness.
  • All units with the 'ANZAC' promotion gain 10 XP.

World Heritage Site[]

An international committe has recently voted to declare [City] a world heritage site, because of its environmental significance. Such a status will surely bring in many new tourists to our visit our country.

Option 1: Excellent. Charge them exorbitant rates to see it!

  • The city yields +2 Tourism Tourism and +3 Gold Gold

Option 2: Wonderful. We must cherish this site for future generations.

  • The city yields +2 Tourism Tourism and +2 CultureIcon Culture

Note: This event cannot fire if you have no cities within two tiles of a Mountain or adjacent to a River.

Note: This event cannot fire before the Renaissance era.

Naval Invasion[]

The independent paper 'Southern Cross' has reported the sudden declaration of war between [Civilization A] and [Civilization B]. With [Civilization A] a stern ally of ours, the paper has reported that it can only be too long before [Civilization B] seeks an invasion by sea of New Zealand.

Option 1: We must bolster the defense of our coasts!

  • Lose [50 * current era * number of coastal cities] Gold Gold
  • Gain a free Naval Unit in each coastal city

Option 2: This is clearly a hoax. What nonsense.

  • Nothing

Note: This event cannot fire before the Renaissance Era.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now eating your mince pies and reading your Footrot Flats comics. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

CivFanatics Homepage
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: 4 January 2017

  • JFD: Author.
  • Janboruta: Art (Leader Icon, ANZAC Icon, Leaderscene).
  • Pouakai: Art (Leaderscene, Map, DoM).
  • Tarcisio: Art (Defender Icon).
  • Viregel: Research (City List, Seddon Pedia).
  • Bernie14: Graphics (ANZAC).[3]
  • Wolfdog: Graphics (Defender).[4]
  • Andreas Waldeloft: Music.[5][6]

Notes and References[]

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