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Kingdom of Portugal
Map by Klisz
Map by Klisz
Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal
Start Bias
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Traits req. mod
Industrious, Philosophical
Map Labels Language req. mod
Magical Girl req. mod
Maria Leonor Ernestina Daun
Alt. Leader For req. mod
Alternate Leader of:

Portugal (Maria I)


Portugal led by Pombal[1] is a custom civilization by Klisz[2], with contributions by DarthStarkiller.

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.


Dawn of Man[]


Leaderscene by DarthStarkiller

We greet you, Dom Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Secretary of the State of Internal Affairs of the Kingdom of Portugal. After serving as ambassador to Great Britain and to Austria, King Joseph I appointed you to the position that would now be called Prime Minister. You lead the Portuguese into the Enlightenment, consolidating your power by weakening that of the Inquisition and the Jesuits, and you defended the country when the French and Spanish invaded in the Seven Years' War. But your greatest achievement was the rebuilding of Lisbon after it was nigh-destroyed in one of the largest earthquakes of recorded history.

O Count of Oeiras, O Marquis of Pombal, disaster once more looms over Portugal, and she requires your capable leadership. Will you push the kingdom into enlightenment? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Greetings. I am Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Marquis of Pombal and Secretary of the State of Internal Affairs of the Kingdom of Portugal. Welcome to Lisbon; I hope you don't mind the... mess."

Defeat: "My city and my country are once again in ruins. Are you satisfied with yourself?"



Unique Attributes[]

Portugal (Pombal)

Art by Klisz

Cuidam-se os Vivos

+1% Production Production in the Capital Capital for every Social Policy adopted (max +25%). Social Policies are 5% cheaper for every met major civilization with more Policies than you (max +30%).


Art by Klisz

Abrantine Detachment (Cavalry (Cuirassier with EE))
  • Starts with Alpine Training and the unique promotion Scorched Earth, which causes enemy units who end their turn on a nearby pillaged tile to take damage.

Art by Klisz

Wine Company (Bank) (Weigh House with EE)
  • Provides 1 Gold Gold for every Luxury Resource tile in range of the city when a foreign Trade Unit ends its turn in range
  • If built in a coastal city, Luxury Resources provide double quantity
City List
  1. Lisbon
  2. Porto
  3. Sintra
  4. Oeiras
  5. Coimbra
  6. Leiria
  7. Pombal
  8. Vila Nova de Gaia
  9. Faro
  10. Abrantes
  11. Viseu
  12. Almeida
  13. Castelo Branco
  14. Cascais
  15. Bragança
  16. Ouguela
  17. Portalegre
  18. Marvão
  19. Saldanha
  20. Ajuda
  21. Chaves
  22. Vila Real
  23. Monforte
  24. Lagos
  25. Covilhã
  26. Elvas
  27. Montalegre
  28. Olivença
  29. Miranda do Douro
  30. Lamego
  31. Peniche
  32. Penamacor
  33. Campo Maior
  34. Torre de Moncorvo
  35. Monsanto
  36. Vila Real de Santo António
  37. Sabugal
  38. Vila Velha
  39. Arronches
Spy List
  • Francisco
  • Gaspar
  • Alvaro
  • Bento
  • Roberto
  • Afonso
  • Galeote
  • Diogo
  • Eliana
  • Oriana


Mod Support[]

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

Cities in Development[]

Colony List
  1. Sao Vincete
  2. Recife
  3. Salvador da Bahia
  4. Sao Paulo
  5. Rio de Janeiro
  6. Joao Pessoa
  7. Sao Cristvao
  8. Vitoria
  9. Belem
  10. Igarassu
  11. Olinda
  12. Sao Bernando do Campo
  13. Isabela
  14. Bissau
  15. Sao Tome
  16. Luanda
  17. Benguela
  18. Beira
  19. Sao de Bandeira
  20. Mozambique
  21. Vila Babral
  22. Tete
  23. Luso
  24. Henrique
  25. Mocamedes
  26. New Lamego
  27. Joao Belo

Full Credits List[]

  • Klisz: Design, code, writing
  • DarthStarkiller: Art (leaderscreen)

Notes and References[]

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