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Romania, led by Carol I, is a custom civilisation mod by More Civilisations. More specifically, it features contributions by Pouakai, Viregel, Janboruta, JFD, Chrisy15, and Bernie14.

This mod requires Brave New World, and is an updated version of Greater Europe's original Romania.



Formerly split between the great empires of Europe and Asia, and the battleground for the frequent wars between them, Romania proudly rose from their shadow in the 19th century and inherited the mantle of the great kingdoms of the past which had inhabited their lands. Romania set about establishing a strong position for itself in the Balkans, first against other nations who rose from the ashes of the dying Ottoman Empire in the Balkan Wars, and then against the great powers of Europe in World War One - a conflict which divided the very identity of Romania and her allies. Though firmly under Soviet influence for much of the twentieth century, Romania has again emerged from the shadow of a vast empire as a strong and independent nation within Eastern Europe.

Carol I[]

Though a German prince working as a military officer in Prussia, Karl managed to become King of Romania through complicated dynastic intervention. During his childhood, he went to a military school in Münster, and took part in conflicts such as the German claim of Schleswig-Holstein in the Second Schleswig War, helping to press Prussia’s claim. This experience would go on to be of great importance in later life.

In the 1860s, Romania was in political turmoil after the ousting of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, the former Domnitor of the country. As it was under the influence of the French at the time, the emperor, Napoleon III, recommended that the nation should have Karl as its king. The noblemen of Romania agreed, and Karl set off for the nation in 1866. However, due to the recent conflict between Prussia and Austria, Karl was forced to travel under secrecy to Romania, using the name Karl Hettingen. After a long journey across Central Europe, he arrived in Bucharest on 10th of May 1866. While he was getting crowned, Karl took an oath in French, as he was unable to speak Romanian - however, he opted to use the Romanian form of his name, Carol. Very quickly, a new constitution for Romania was created, regarded as one of the most liberal and advanced of its time, modeled after the Belgian constitution thirty years earlier. Enshrined in this document was the idea that the king reigned, and did not rule. This proved popular with Romanians, leading to the start of Carol’s reign that would last nearly half a century.

Despite being generally regarded as a benevolent king, Carol’s own wife regarded him as a cold person, and said that he wore his crown in his sleep. Carol also failed to address the vast poverty going on in many areas of Romania, given that most of the committees that he had for addressing the problem were made up of landlords who could care less about the problems of the poor. However, Carol was held high in regard by Romanians after gaining land in the Russo-Turkish War, in which Romania reestablished its sovereignty. Towards the end of his reign, Carol was forced to side with one of the two growing alliances in Europe, the Triple Entente or the Triple Alliance - he chose the latter, mostly due to his German routes and family ties with Kaiser Wilhelm. Carol had sided with the Triple Alliance in private, but the population’s overwhelming desire to side with the French lead to him keeping it secret. Shortly after the outbreak of World War One, Carol told his council about the treaty with the Triple Alliance, arguing that it would be right and honorable to side with Germany. The council, concerned about public opinion, instead opted for neutrality, blocking Carol’s demands. A few months later, Carol died, ending a 48-year-long reign. His successor, Ferdinand, lead Romania into the war instead, siding with the victorious Triple Entente due to influence from his British wife and willingness to listen to public opinion.

Dawn of Man[]

"God stand by you, oh benevolent King Carol I, wise and pious leader of the proud Romanian people. During your rule, you were able to create alliances to ensure that the reborn kingdom would never fall to the foreign domination of the Ottomans again, who had brutally oppressed the Romanians for centuries. In want of a king, they turned to you, and you were able to keep Romania safe in the turbulent years that followed her independence, expanding your great kingdom in the process. Today, you are remembered as a great ruler, one who lead the small nation of Romania to glory on both the battlefield and the world stage.

Great Carol, the people of Romania cry out for you to use your steady hand to guide them once more. Will you ensure that your enemies fall, and your people prosper? Will you build alliances to strengthen your nation, beneficial to your people above all? Can you build a civilisation that will stand the test of time?"

MC Carol Diplo

Leaderscene by Janboruta

Introduction: "Welcome to my palace, friend. I am Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig of the glorious house of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, though call me Carol. May God guide you through Romania."

Introduction: "Romania is pleased to see any newcomers to the world's stage. I am Carol I, ruler of these lands."

Defeat: "Take my lands, my people, all of it. Just know that He damns you to hell."

Defeat: "Romania shall rise from the ashes. We have done so before, we shall do so again."

Unique Attributes[]

Romania (Carol I)
MC Carol

Art by Janboruta

Nihil Sine Deo

Gain CultureIcon Culture from Buildings that generate FaithIcon Faith. CultureIcon Culture is increased by 10% for every Declaration of Friendship for you and your friend.

MC Vanator

Art by Janboruta

Vanator (Gatling Gun (Skirmisher with EE))
  • +3 Strength Combat Strength
  • +3 RangedStrength Ranged Strength
  • Ignores Terrain Costs
  • +15% Strength Combat Strength when adjacent to Rivers
MC PaintedMonastery

Art by Janboruta

Painted Monastery (Garden)
  • +2 CultureIcon Culture
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith
  • Has a slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Art
  • May also be built in cities adjacent to a Mountain


MC Romania 256

Romania has several methods of accumulating more Culture than normal. Invest in as many Faith Buildings as possible - inherent Culture from Shrines, Temples and the purchasable Buildings makes going through Piety more viable. Like Sweden, keep reliable Friendships based on common enemies for another Cultural reward. Your Gardens contain Art Slots, allowing you not have to wait until Wonders/Museums to start creating Art. The Danube Infantry is significantly stronger than a Gatling Gun, usable offensively and defensively.


Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Prospect for Oil
Our best Geologists maintain that there are vast reserves of crude oil beneath our very feet! We should commission them to prospect for new drilling sites, which will increase our self-sufficiency and our wealth!
  • Player must be Romania
  • Must have researched Biology
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 1000 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • Two sources of Oil Oil will appear near the Capital Capital
  • Oil Wells provide +2 Gold Gold
Renovate Castle Fortifications
Bavarian castles are the envy of the world - us included! They are both functional and stylish, and something we should seek to emulate in our own fortifications. In fact, we should renovate our ones right now!
  • Player must be Romania.
  • Must have researched Acoustics
  • Must have built at least two Castles.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 300 Gold Gold per Castle.
  • 150 CultureIcon Culture per Castle.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrates
  • +2 Gold Gold and +2 CultureIcon Culture from each Castle.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now all roaming across the countryside and living under bloodthirsty counts! I am worried the rest of the world will soon yield to the eerie ways of your empire."

Full Credits List[]

Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: August 26, 2016

  • Viregel: Original Author.
  • Pouakai: Base Code, Mod Support
  • JFD: Lua.
  • Janboruta: Art
  • Chrisy15: Lua.
  • bernie14: Unit Model.

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