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Portugal led by Carlos I is a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from Alga, Leugi, Gatoutak, Sas, and Senshi.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Inhabited since prehistoric times, Portugal was reached by Phoenician and later Carthaginian traders in the first millennium BC, there meeting Celtic tribes that had pushed into Iberia across the Pyrenees. Over the following centuries, the Romans, Suebi and Visigoths ruled the peninsula; but the history of Portugal might be said to begin with the Muslim invasion in 711 AD. During the Reconquista, Portugal was born as an independent Christian kingdom in 1143. Spearheading the "Age of Discovery," in the 15th and 16th centuries Portugal would establish the first global empire, stretching from South America to Africa to the Far East. The 1800s saw the dismantling of that empire, Brazilian independence in 1822 being the most serious blow to the power and prestige of Portugal.

After the 1910 revolution which ended the monarchy, Portugal suffered through a succession of juntas and dictatorships until democratic elections were finally held in 1975. A new constitution in 1976 and membership in the EEC in 1986 insured that it would remain a progressive democracy. The erroneous view that Portugal has been no more than an outpost on the fringe of Europe was summarized by American journalist Richard H. Davis, who wrote, "Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill." But, with its rich history and culture, and now one of the world's most globalized nations, Portugal is much, much more.

Carlos I[]

Carlos I was king of a troubled Portugal that was beset by colonial disputes, grave economic difficulties, and political unrest during his reign (1889–1908).

The son of King Louis and of Maria Pia of Savoy, daughter of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, he married Marie Amélie of Orléans, a granddaughter of the French king Louis-Philippe, in 1886 and succeeded his father on Oct. 19, 1889. Forces generated by mistakes made before his time proved to be the undoing of this talented and intelligent man, who was also known for his paintings and oceanographical studies. At home, republicans, disaffected monarchists, and Freemasons kept up a running opposition. Popular indignation over the British ultimatum of 1890 demanding Portuguese withdrawal from certain African territories resulted in the republican revolt at Oporto (January 1891).

In an effort to surmount political difficulties and bring about economic and administrative reform after a series of strikes and revolts, Charles appointed João Franco as prime minister in May 1906 and allowed him to assume dictatorial powers soon thereafter. Although some useful reforms were effected, strong opposition was aroused by governmental coercion and controversies over extravagances and the private life of Carlos. While driving through the streets of Lisbon, the king and his eldest son, Louis Philip, were assassinated. Carlos was succeeded by another son, Manuel II.

Dawn of Man[]

"The Kingdom of Portugal is beset by calamity, O' King Carlos I! Beginning from the onset of your reign in 1889, your kingship would be one marred by all manner of strife. Republicans, monarchists, and occultists alike had grown discontented by Portugal's decreasing prestige on the world-stage, and her economic bankruptcy threatened to descend the kingdom into chaos. But whilst you sought to appease these disasters with the appointment of able-minded ministers, wicked forces would plot treason, and you would be violently assassinated in 1906, paving the way for your son, Manuel II, and the eventual and tragic downfall of 500 years of kingship.

JFD PortugalCarlosI Diplo

Art by Leugi and JFD

Disaster may have overwhelmed Portugal in your time, but now is the chance to save it from destruction. King Carlos I, can you tend to your kingdom's needs in trying times? Can you bring stability and prosperity to your people and usher in a new age of science and discovery? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Welcome, welcome. I am Carlos I, king of Portugal. Tell me, do you share in the fondness I have for the sea?"

Defeat: "Let me retire to a life at sea. It's all I've ever wished."

Unique Attributes[]

Portugal (Carlos I)
JFD PortugalCarlosI

Art by Leugi and JFD

The Liberal Regenerator

Adopting CultureIcon Social Policies boosts Production Production progress toward Courthouses, Happy Happiness, Food Food, or Gold Gold Buildings, depending on the greatest need. If a city has no Building to rush, receive Goldenage Golden Age Points instead.

JFD PortugalSurveyYacht

Art by Janboruta and Alga

Survey Yacht (Ironclad)
  • +1 Sight.
  • -3 Strength Combat Strength (41 vs 45).
  • May be upgraded with Recon-based promotions.
  • Double Moves Movement in Ocean instad of Coastal tiles.
  • Does not require Coal Coal to be constructed.
  • May work any unimproved Sea Resource to generate a burst of Science Science.
JFD PortugalRoyalAquarium

Art by Sas

Royal Aquarium (Hotel)
  • Unlocked earlier at Biology.
  • +50% Production Production toward Survey Yachts; doubled during a Goldenage Golden Age.
City List
  1. Lisbon
  2. Porto
  3. Braga
  4. Coimbra
  5. Setúbal
  6. Funchal
  7. Luanda
  8. Viseu
  9. Lourenço Marques
  10. Leiria
  11. Évora
  12. Aveiro
  13. Faro
  14. Macau
  15. Goa
  16. Guimarães
  17. Ponta Delgada
  18. Nova Lisboa
  19. Castelo Branco
  20. Santarém
  21. Viana de Castelo
  22. Bissau
  23. Nampula
  24. Bragança
  25. Dili
  26. Praia
  27. Vila Real
  28. Figueira da Foz
  29. São Tomé
  30. Beira
  31. Lobito
  32. Benguela
  33. Cabinda
  34. São Salvador do Congo
  35. Quelimane
  36. Moçâmedes
  37. Maia
  38. Mozambique
  39. Pemba
  40. Olivença
Spy List
  • José
  • Manuel
  • António
  • João
  • Hintze
  • Luís
  • Amélie
  • Maria
  • Phillipe
  • Pedro


Portugal (Carlos I)


Peace Theme War Theme
"The Moribund People" from the soundtrack of Anno 1880. "Cannonade" from the soundtrack of Anno 1880.

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: 4 January 2021
  • JFD: Author, Art (Leaderscene) Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • Alga: Art (Unique Unit Icon)
  • Leugi: Art (Leaderscene)
  • Gatoutak: Art (Map)
  • Janboruta: Art (Unique Unit Icon)
  • Sas: Art (Unique Building Icon)
  • Senshi: Art (Civ Icon)
  • Whoward: Utilities (PlotIterators.lua)
  • Wolfdog: Graphics (Unit Model)
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