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The Soviet Union led by Konstantin Chernenko is a custom civilization mod by Grant, with contributions from MFLC and ExplosiveWatermelon.

This mod requires Brave New World.


Soviet Union[]

The Soviet Union (short for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR) was a single-party Marxist–Leninist state. It existed for 69 years, from 1922 until 1991. It was the first country to declare itself socialist and build towards a communist society. It was a union of 14 Soviet socialist republics and one Soviet federative socialist republic (Russia). The Soviet Union was created about five years after the Russian Revolution. It was announced after Vladimir Lenin overthrew Alexander Kerensky as Russian leader. The communist government developed industry and over time became a major, powerful union. The largest country in the Union was Russia, and Kazakhstan was the second. The capital city of the Soviet Union was Moscow. The Soviet Union expanded its political control greatly after World War II. It took over the whole of Eastern Europe. Those countries were not made part of the Soviet Union, but they were controlled by the Soviet Union indirectly. These countries, like Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany, were called satellite states.

Konstantin Chernenko[]

Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko was a Soviet politician and the fifth General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He led the Soviet Union from 13 February 1984 until his death on 10 March 1985. After the death of Brezhnev and his successor Yuri Andropov, Chernenko was elected General Secretary in February 1984 and made Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet in April 1984. Due to his rapidly failing health, he was often unable to fulfill his official duties. He died in March 1985 after leading the country for only 13 months, and was succeeded as General Secretary by Mikhail Gorbachev.

Dawn of Man[]

The Soviet Union is no longer, esteemed General Secretary. Like you, it lapsed into an ilness it could never recover - the illness of a broken bureacracy and corruption that to this day plagues its sucessors. Many point fingers at your successor - Gorbachev - for his attempts at reforms which pushed the ailing state over the cliffs of collapse. You achieved a great deal during your rule, despite your health - negotiatoing trade with China, reinforcing the Warsaw Pact and meeting with fellow socialists across the globe. You brought sport back to the Union - holding the Friendship Games, where socialist peoples could compete in solidarity with each other. While some see your rule as decadent, others look and see a golden age.

Chernenko Scene

Leaderscreen by Grant

General Secretary, the oligarchs which poisoned the Union are held in contempt by the people. They hold its legacy with adoration; even Stalin, the great revisionist, is looked upon as an alternative. Now is the time for action. Summon your cabinet - whether from the hospital or not - and restore the Soviet Union to its global standing. Can you win the people back? Can you rebuild a socialist society? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of Time?

Introduction: "Welcome to the Soviet Union. I am its General Secretary and Chairman of the Soviet Presidium, Konstantin Chernenko. Come, don't look at me. Take a seat, our team's about to start playing!"

Defeat: "I suppose I was too ill to defend myself. But rest assured my comrades will quickly tire of your tyranny. Revolution is in our blood."

Unique Attributes[]

Soviet Union (Konstantin Chernenko)

Art by Grant

Friendship Games

Trade Deals and Research Agreements increase the yields of Scientist Specialists, and generate Tourism Tourism when expired. Building Production Production costs are decreased from the Tourism Tourism output of the city.


Art by Grant

BMP-2 (Mechanized Infantry)
  • +20 Production Production cost.
  • -2 Moves Movement on open terrain.
  • May attack twice while adjacent to a Fortified Unit.
  • Grants Production Production and a chance to gain a free Ideological Tenet when returning to a city connected to the Capital Capital with a promotion earned in enemy territory.

Art by Grant

Central Arena (Stadium)
  • +2 Tourism Tourism.
  • +3 Happy Local Happiness.
  • Unlocks the 'Friendship Games' unique process when not participating in the International Games. While holding a Friendship Games, cities passively generate Tourism Tourism from Ideological strength, per Citystate City-State ally and Defensive Pact partner.
City List
  1. Moscow
  2. Leningrad
  3. Kiev
  4. Gorky
  5. Frunze
  6. Baku
  7. Tashkent
  8. Kharkov
  9. Minsk
  10. Novosibirsk
  11. Sverdlovsk
  12. Tbilisi
  13. Kuybyshev
  14. Yerevan
  15. Volgagrad
  16. Omsk
  17. Alma-Alta
  18. Odessa
  19. Donetsk
  20. Chelyabinsk
  21. Kazan
  22. Perm
  23. Ufa
  24. Rostov-On-Don
  25. Krasnodar
  26. L'vov
  27. Tomsk
  28. Kemerovo
  29. Novokuneztsk
  30. Karaganda
  31. Magnitogorsk
  32. Kalinin
  33. Tula
  34. Kharkov
  35. Yaroslavl'
  36. Voronezh
  37. Astrakhan
  38. Dnepropetrovsk
  39. Novgorod
  40. Ivanono
  41. Ulan-Ude
Spy List
  • Leonid Shebarshin
  • Vitaly Fedorchuk
  • Vadim Bakatin
  • Vladimir Kryuchov
  • Viktor Chebrikov
  • Leonid Kostromin
  • Boris Voskoboynikov
  • Lev Gorelov
  • Boris Ivanov
  • Vladimir Putin


Soviet Union (Chernenko)

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: 6 November 2020


  • MFLC: Original Concept
  • ExplosiveWatermelon: Design concepts
  • Grant: All else
  • USSR Olympics Committee: Peace Theme (Stadium of My Dreams)
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir: War Theme (Chernobyl- Bridge of Death)
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