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Venezuela led by Hugo Chávez is a custom civilization made by a collaboration between DMS[1] and Hoop Thrower, with contributions from Uighur_Caesar and Darth_Starkiller.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The country of Venezuela, officially known as the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is located on the northern coast of the South American continent.  Its territory encompasses roughly 354,000 square miles (916,445 square kilometers), on which lives the country’s estimated population of 29.1 million inhabitants.  From a natural perspective, Venezuela is considered a state with extremely high biodiversity, with habitats ranging from the Andes Mountains in the west to the Amazon Basin rainforest in the south, via extensive llanos plains and Caribbean coastline in the center and the Orinoco River Delta in the east.

Hugo Chavez[]

(Hugo Chávez Frías; Sabaneta de Barinas, 1954 - Caracas, 2013) Venezuelan military man and politician who was president of the country from 1999 until his death in 2013. The influence of this oft called populist politician trascended frontiers and brought upon the rise of a new leftist cadre within the continent, opposed to neoliberal economics and the influence of the United States of the region, while also preocupied with the less fortunate and the indigenous minorities.

Dawn of Man[]

Venezuela Diplomacy

Leaderscene by DMS

Aló Presidente, Hugo Chavez, architect of the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela! Your nation's economy weakened and miserable created an ideal situation for your rise to power. After being elected president, you used the newly discovered great wealth of Venezuela's petroleum industry to fund a socialist transition in Venezuela. The Bolivarian Missions aided a wide array of societal ills such as illiteracy and poor infrastructure. The developments in your nation and strong anti-imperialist rhetoric made you a natural leader of the Pink Tide, an international emergence of leftist governments throughout Latin America.

Revolutionary president, your country has once again fallen into extreme poverty and chaos. Can you revive the economy and improve the plight of its citizens? Can you protect your exploited brothers and sisters from the imperialists wishing to do them harm? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: I come full of optimism, full of light, with faith, I hope to continue fighting and triumphing.

Introduction: Venezuela is beholden to imperialistic powers no more. We’re free and shall never be slaves anymore, no matter the cost.

Defeat: I dedicated my entire life to the love of my people, to fight for democracy and to respect human rights. To my last breath I did.

Unique Attributes[]

Venezuela (Hugo Chavez)
Hugo Chavez

Art by DMS

Bolivarian Socialism

Gain CultureIcon Culture for Denouncing Civilizations, the amount increasing with your total unit maintenance cost.


Art by DMS

Tortuga (Tank)
  • -36% Combat Strength (45 vs. 70).
  • When produced, two copies are made.
  • Upon depleting moves, will automatically fire a ranged attack at any enemies within two tiles of the unit.
  • Produces culture while being produced.
Communal Council

Art by DMS

Communal Council (Workshop)
  • Upon completing a social policy, gain increased production for 10 turns based on the city's cultural output.
City List
  1. Caracas
  2. Maracaibo
  3. Valencia
  4. Barquisimeto
  5. Maracay
  6. Ciudad Guayana
  7. Barcelona
  8. Maturín
  9. Turmero
  10. Ciudad Bolívar
  11. Barinas
  12. Los Teques
  13. Santa Teresa del Tuy
  14. Cumaná
  15. San Cristóbal
  16. San Felipe
  17. Puerto La Cruz
  18. Mérida
  19. Cabimas
  20. Guatire
  21. Porlamar
  22. Cúa
  23. Guarenas
  24. San Fernando de Apure
  25. Ocumare del Tuy
  26. Puerto Cabello
  27. Guacara
  28. El Tigre
  29. El Limón
  30. Naguanagua
  31. Acarigua
  32. Coro
  33. Punto Fijo
  34. Cabudare
  35. Charallave
  36. Ciudad Ojeda
  37. Palo Negro
  38. Yaritagua
  39. Cagua
  40. Anaco
Spy List
  1. Fernando Soto Rojas
  2. Nicolas Maduro
  3. Rafael Caldera
  4. Diosdado Cabello
  5. Jesse Chacón
  6. Rafael Ramírez
  7. Francisco Arias Cárdenas
  8. Carlos Andrés Pérez
  9. Hernán Grüber Ódreman
  10. Pedro Carmona




Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Events and Decisions[]

Aló Presidente
We must continue promoting our "Bolivarian Revolution" policies and denounce the policies of our enemies. The best way to do this is naturally by broadcasting a talk show, hosted by no other than our very own presidente, you!
  • Player must be Venezuela.
  • Must have chosen an Ideology.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • CultureIcon Culture
  • Receive a free Broadcast Tower in every City.
  • Social Policies cost 10% less CultureIcon Culture.
Establish ALBA
It is of utmost importance that we together with our most trusted allies found an organization based on the ideology of the great Simón Bolívar, associated with socialist and social democratic governments wishing to consolidate regional economic integration based on a vision of social welfare, bartering and mutual economic aid!
  • Player must be Venezuela.
  • Must have at least one Declaration of Friendship with another major Civilization.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • Magistrates Magistrate
  • 1 Oil Oil
  • Units receive +25% Strength Combat Strength when starting their turn in territory of a friendly or allied City-State.


Heads of Government
  1. Nicolás Maduro
  2. Rafael Caldera
  3. Ramón José Velásquez
  4. Octavio Lepage
  5. Carlos Andrés Pérez
  6. Jaime Lusinchi
  7. Luis Herrera Campins
  8. Raúl Leoni
  9. Rómulo Betancourt
  10. Edgar Sanabria
  11. Wolfgang Larrazábal
  12. Marcos Pérez Jiménez
  13. Germán Suárez Flamerich
  14. Carlos Delgado Chalbaud
  15. Rómulo Gallegos
  16. Isaías Medina Angarita
  17. Eleazar López Contreras
  18. Juan Vicente Gómez
  19. Juan Bautista Pérez
  20. Victorino Márquez Bustillos
  21. José Gil Fortoul
  22. Cipriano Castro
  23. Joaquín Crespo
  24. Ignacio Andrade
  25. Guillermo Tell Villegas Pulido

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 3
Last Updated: 20 January 2019


  • HoopThrower: Design, Text
  • DMS: Art, Code
  • Gatoutak: Map

Notes and References[]

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