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The Cristeros led by Enrique Gorostieta is a custom civilization mod by DuskJockey and Leugi.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Cristeros[]

The Cristeros were Catholic resistance fighters against the so-called Calles Law, a move by Mexican President Plutarco Elías Calles to enforce Articles 3, 5, 24, 27, and 130 of the Constitution in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Calles sought to eliminate the power of the Catholic Church and all organizations which were affiliated with it and to suppress popular religious celebrations in local communities.

The Cristero War, as it was called, led to the deaths of 250,000 people. The outbreaks ended in 1929 after three years when the government made some concessions and the Catholic Church withdrew its support for the Cristero fighters.

Enrique Gorostieta[]

Born in Monterrey into a prominent Mexican-Basque family, Enrique Gorostieta Velarde had a typically secular education. His early life is not well documented, but it is known that his father, an attorney and businessman, had personal ties with Victoriano Huerta, and that Enrique was encouraged by his mother to take up a military career, and he enrolled at the Heroic Military College of Chapultepec in 1906. Upon graduation in May 1911, the same month Porfirio Díaz stepped down from the Presidency, Gorostieta — as a protege of Victoriano Huerta — served on campaigns against Emiliano Zapata in September 1911 and against Pascual Orozco in April–May 1912 During Huerta's short dictatorship of 1913-14, Gorostieta's father was Secretary of the Treasury (Secretario de Hacienda).

In 1927 the National League for the Defense of Religious Liberty chose him to lead the Cristeros, an army of Catholic rebels fighting against the government forces of president Plutarco Elías Calles.

Nineteen days before a cessation of hostilities, based on an agreement worked out by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Morrow between Pope Pius XI and Mexican bishop Pascual Díaz y Barreto, was to take effect, Gorostieta was killed following a Mexican government intelligence operation (2 June 1929). With the movement rapidly collapsing, Gorostieta was attempting a retreat into Michoacán, where he hoped to recruit followers and continue the rebellion. A federal officer, who had infiltrated Gorostieta's inner circle, tipped off the Mexican cavalry to the general's presence in Atotonilco, Jalisco, and killed him in a short firefight.

His importance as a Cristero leader was in bringing military discipline to an unorganized insurgency. He is credited with turning Cristero "armies" into a Cristero Army, which, for a time, was winning battles in the limited region where it operated: rural Jalisco, Michoacan, Colima and Zacatecas. However, without support from the Mexican church or the Vatican and torn by internal dissension, the Cristeros were largely irrelevant as a political or military force as a negotiated settlement was worked out between the Vatican and the Mexican state over interpretations of the Church's rights under the Constitution.

Dawn of Man[]

"Hail, Enrique Gorostieta, general of the Cristeros. After serving under Victoriano Huerta, the counter-revolutionary general in the Mexican Federal Army and dictatorial president of Mexico, you fled for Cuba, and later the United States. Upon your return, the dust had settled on the Mexican Revolution, with the forces of secular counter-revolution seemingly defeated. But upon the rise of the Cristeros, you were chosen by the National League for the Defense of Religious Liberty to lead the rebels against the perfidious President Calles, being rewarded handsomely for your efforts. Bringing military discipline to an disorganized insurgency, you turned the Cristeros into a fighting force that could truly claim victory, and began to control territory in its own right. However, without any outside support, and torn apart by political division, the movement floundered, leading to your death nineteen days before hostilities ceased.


Leaderscreen by Leugi

General Gorostieta, God's persecuted people once more turn to you for leadership. Exchange your love of money for the love of God, and you and yours will certainly grasp victory. Can you begin anew and bring law to this chaotic epoch? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Greetings. I am Enrique Gorostieta, leader of the Cristeros. Tread carefully in our lands, and God's army will have no cause to spill your blood."

Defeat: "If I see God on the other side, I'll tell him to go after you next."

Unique Attributes[]

The Cristeros (Enrique Gorostieta)

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Soldiers for Christ

Upon war, global followers of your main Religion Religion yield FaithIcon Faith and Greatperson Great General points. Greatperson Great Generals provide doubled bonuses while at war with a civilization that has not founded a Religion Religion.


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Dragon del Catorce (Cavalry)
  • Trained faster based on its city's FaithIcon Faith output.
  • Gains XP from followers of your main Religion Religion in its home city.
  • Gains +25% Strength Combat Strength while in the borders of a city with no majority Religion Religion.

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Soldadera (Missionary)
  • Yields a burst of FaithIcon Faith and Greatperson Great General points upon entering war.
  • Heals adjacent units when fully expended.
City List
  1. Guadalajara
  2. Huejuquilla El Alto
  3. San Juan de los Lagos
  4. Jalostotitlan
  5. Atotonilco
  6. Tepatitlan
  7. San Julian
  8. Teocaltiche
  9. Guanajuato
  10. Valparaiso
  11. Tototlan
  12. Morelia
  13. Cuquio
  14. Leon
  15. Penjamo
  16. Juchitlan
  17. Colima
  18. Encarnacion de Diaz
  19. Colotlan
  20. Xichu
  21. San Miguel de Allende
  22. Chalchihuites
  23. Lagos de Moreno
  24. Compostela
  25. Borbollon
  26. Zamora
  27. Guachinango
  28. Cocula
Spy List
  • Nicolas
  • Cristobal
  • Miguel
  • Victoriano
  • Adriano
  • Eva
  • Valentina
  • Gertrudis
  • Luz
  • Ana



Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

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Last Updated: 16 April 2022


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