Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Map by Janboruta
Josef Stalin
Start Bias
Eastern Orthodoxy
Religious Intolerance
Imperialistic, Industrious
Map Labels Language

The Soviet Union led by Stalin is a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from Leugi, Danrell, and TheLohoped.

This mod requires Brave New World. It does not replace Catherine's Russia.


The Soviet Union

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991. It was governed as a single-party state by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital. A union of multiple subnational Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized.


His birth name was Joseph Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, but to the world he will always be known simply as Stalin ("man of steel" in Russian). Stalin was born in 1878 to a poor Georgian family. His father was a cobbler who often beat his wife and young son. At the age of eight, Stalin began his education in the Gori Church School, where instruction was conducted in Russian and he was mocked for his Georgian accent. Stalin graduated first in his class at the age of fourteen and began attending school next at the Tiflis Theological Seminary. Stalin had no interest in becoming a priest, but the seminary was one of the few institutions of higher learning permitted in Georgia by the repressive tsarist government.

During his reign Stalin encouraged the development of a sycophantic cult of personality where he was worshipped as little less than a god. When he finally died in 1953 there was an enormous outpouring of genuine grief across the Soviet Union.Overall, it must be said that Stalin was successful in changing the backwards agricultural state of the tsars into a modern global superpower. No country deserves more credit for defeating Nazi Germany than the Soviet Union.

Dawn of Man

We are humbled by your power and greatness, glorious Stalin of the Soviet Union. The empire that you took control of in 1928 was vast. Spanning from the Baltic Sea in the West to the Pacific Ocean in the East, and covering the Northern Asias, mighty Russia longed for direction. Her meek kings had failed to tame these ferocious lands, and so was the necessity of your harsh and demanding rule; to transform the Motherland from a decrepit, backwards empire into a powerful machine of industry and war. With determination and an unyielding will, you took up the mantle as a champion of socialism, and guarded mighty Russia from the moral pestilence of the West, setting the stage for a great clash of giants in the decades to come.

Stalin diplo

Leaderscene by Leugi

Great comrade, the Russian people long for your return as their glorious and wilful leader. Though the Soviet Union has fallen, its people do not forget for that which it once stood and remain united beneath the banner of their great yearning. Will you strengthen the bonds of your scattered people? Can you stand for the equality of your brothers and the fallen glory of your soviet union? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Hmph. You look like trouble, but I don't judge a book by its cover. Unless on that cover is a religious icon. Then I burn it. Do you come bearing religious icons?"

Introduction: "I am Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of these united socialist republics; bound in blood and sweat against the tyranny of arbitrary kings and gods. That's right; you should tremble before me."

Defeat: "You may taste the ash of this victory upon your tongue for now, but I have left my mark upon the hearts of men, and one day those men will rise up against you."

Unique Attributes

Soviet Union (Stalin)

Art by janboruta

Warsaw Pact

Enemy units may take extra damage inside your borders, or in the borders of allied Citystate City-States or civilizations that share your Ideology. Earn Influence Influence per turn with City-States from which you could demand tribute.


Art by janboruta

IS-2 (Tank)
  • May attack twice whilst in friendly territory, or in territory belonging to allied Citystate City-States or civilizations that share your Ideology
  • -3% Production Production Cost

Art by janboruta

Commissariat (Constabulary)
  • +10% Production Production towards Land units for every Citystate City-State Traderoute Connection (up to 30%)
City List
  1. Moscow
  2. Leningrad
  3. Kiev
  4. Minsk
  5. Kharkov
  6. Stalingrad
  7. Sverdlovsk
  8. Gorky
  9. Krasnodar
  10. Vladivostok
  11. Novosibirsk
  12. Krasnoyarsk
  13. Kuybyshev
  14. Baku
  15. Tbilisi
  16. Alma Ata
  17. Tashkent
  18. Omsk
  19. Ufa
  20. Chelyabinsk
  21. Sevastopol
  22. Molotov
  23. Kaliningrad
  24. Riga
  25. Tallinn
  26. Kazan
  27. Odessa
  28. Kirov
  29. Ulyanovsk
  30. Dnepropetrovsk
  31. Stalino
  32. Khabarovsk
  33. Tolyatti
  34. Barnaul
  35. Ustinov
  36. Ordzonikidze
  37. Ashgabat
  38. Stalinabad
  39. Novokuznetsk
  40. Tselinograd
  41. Karaganda
  42. Frunze
  43. Shcherbakov
  44. Arzamas 16
Spy List
  • Pantiuşa
  • Ursula
  • Mikhail
  • Ain-Ervin
  • Susemihl
  • Valery
  • Konon
  • Reino
  • Yuri
  • Moura
  • Vladimir



A Diplomatic Civ boasting strong defensive traits. Your City-State Influence will mostly come from armies parked outside their borders. Whether they are intimidated is based on (among other factors) the raw Combat Strength of the Units, so Melee is more efficient than Ranged. Your UB incentivises Trade Routes to City-States, by providing more Units with which to scare them into alliance. The IS-2, combined with the first part of your UA, will make you very difficult to successfully invade.


Peace Theme War Theme
Sowjet Union - Stalin Peace

Sowjet Union - Stalin Peace

Soviet Union - Stalin War

Soviet Union - Stalin War

"Journey to Pugachev" by James Hannigan. "Soviet Song" from the soundtrack of Call of Duty 5.

Mod Support

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

Events and Decisions

Foster a Cult of Personality

From ashes you have forged this glorious, utopian empire, great Stalin! But the people seem to forget where their gratitudes should lie - that is: with you, glorious comrade! We must do everything in our power to ensure that the people know that it is upon your shoulders that this glorious state is raised.


  • Player must be the Soviet Union (Stalin)
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Industrial Era
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 300 CultureIcon Culture
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate


  • Receive a free Greatperson Great Artist
  • +25% Tourism Tourism to civilizations fighting a common enemy

Establish the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs

There are many enemies to the state - and some of them lie beyond our borders. A moment of weakness could be their gain, and the undoing of this glorious empire. We should establish a People's Commissariat for the explicit assurance of our own security - and the implicit guarantee of foreign compliance to our goals.


  • Player must be the Soviet Union (Stalin)
  • Player must have a Commissariat in the Capital Capital
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Industrial Era
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 900 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate


  • 1 free Spy
  • Chance of rigging election in Citystate City-States doubled

Workers on Strike

A worker strike has begun in [City]. Disgruntled labourers are accusing our government of not taking their interests seriously, and that our pledge to the cause of the working man is mere empty rhetoric. We must put an end to these demonstrations, and show that they cannot be tolerated.

Option 1: We will put them down with force!

  • [City] enters 1 to 3 turns of Resistance
  • Receive a free Gun Unit

Option 2: Let them strike.

  • [City] enters 1 turn of Resistance

Revolutionary Movement

We have been informed by one of the loyal members of our government that one of our high-ranking Ministers is co-operating with an underground revolutionary movement. This kind of disloyalty is of the highest treason and must be put to an end.

Option 1: Have the minister put on trial.

  • 30% chance that Rebels will spawn near the Capital Capital
  • The Capital Capital begins celebrating 'We Love the King Day' for 25 turns

Option 2: The minister will be forgiven.

  • Nothing.

Exploration Continued Expanded

The Commissariat grants +5% Loyalty Loyalty.

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now adopting the ideals of internal socialism and collectivised agriculture. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List

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Latest Version: v 13
Last Updated: 2 February 2015

  • JFD: Author.
  • Leugi: Artwork (Leaderscene).
  • Janboruta: Artwork.
  • danrell: Graphics.
  • The Lohoped: Research (City-List).
  • James Hannigan: Journey to Pugachev (Peace Theme).
  • Call of Duty 5: Soviet Song (War Theme).
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