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Vietnam led by Ho Chi Minh is a custom civilization mod by Chrisy15, with contributions from DMS, DarthKyofu and Urdnot_Scott.

This mod requires Brave New World. It renames the City-State of Hanoi to Phnom Penh.



Prior to the beginning of the Hong Bang Dynasty period, the land was settled by autonomous villages. Vietnamese predynastic society was anarchic and did not have any management mechanism. They lived together in groups as tribes. Archaeologists have found many images on the wall of caves which showed the daily living of ancient people. In primitive ages, people lived in matriarchal societies, similar to many others in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands at the time. During a few thousands years in the Late Stone Age, the inhabitant populations grew and spread to every part of Vietnam. Most ancient peoples were living near the Hong, Ca and Ma rivers. The Vietnamese tribes were the primary tribes at this time. Their territory included modern meridional territories of China to the banks of the Hong River in the northern territory of Vietnam. Centuries of developing a civilization and economy based on the cultivation of irrigated rice encouraged the development of tribal states and communal settlements.

A significant political event occurred when Loc Tục came into power. He consolidated the other tribes and succeeded in grouping all the vassal states (or autonomous communities) within his territory into a unified nation in approximately 2879 BC. Loc Tuc proclaimed himself Kinh Duong Vuong and called his newly born nation Xich Quy. Loc Tục inaugurated the earliest monarchical regime as well as the first ruling family by heirdom in Vietnam's history. He is regarded as the ancestor of the Hung kings and the founding father of Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh[]

Fukoff you all know who Ho Chi Minh is. [sic]

Dawn of Man[]

"Greetings, comrade Ho Chi Minh, hero of Vietnam. You pioneered the cause for Vietnamese independence from imperial forces, and fought hard for your cause. You are best known for overseeing the textbook case for guerella warfare; a brutal yet subtle campaign against the country you once idolised. While you did not live to see victory, your role in driving the Vietnamese people is inarguable and your pursuit of a socialism independent of the ideologies of China and the Soviets succeeded.

HCM leaderscene

Art by DMS

Dear Uncle, your people clamour for your return. Will you place your people into your heart once more? Will you overcome the oppressors surrounding Vietnam, to establish a free and independent nation? Will you build a civilization to stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Welcome to Viet Nam, noble one."

Defeat: "Thunder clouds beckon on the horizon, but the Viet people will rise again some day."

Unique Attributes[]

Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh)

Art by DMS

Truong Son Trail

Units may use enemy Routes, and when doing so will drain Production Production from the nearby City to your connected Cities and generate a Great General Point. Great Generals build Roads when they enter Jungle, Forest, or Mountains.


Art by DMS

Heavy Division (Artillery)
  • When starting its turn with or adjacent to a Great General, both Units ignore terrain costs and may enter Mountains.
  • +50% Strength Combat Strength against Units.
  • Benefits twice as much from Production Production siphoned from enemy Cities.

Art by DMS

Karaoke Lounge (Opera House)
  • +2 Happy Local Happiness
  • Additional +1 Happy Local Happiness if the Great Work of Music slot is filled
  • Yields Gold Gold based on the Happy Local Happiness generated in the City.
City List
  1. Hanoi
  2. Saigon
  3. Hai Phong
  4. Da Nang
  5. Can Tho
  6. Bien Hoa
  7. Nha Trang
  8. Vinh
  9. Hai Duong
  10. Hue
  11. Da Lat
  12. Buon Ma Thuot
  13. Thai Nguyen
  14. Vung Tau
  15. Quy Nhon
  16. Long Xuyen
  17. Viet Tri
  18. Bac Ning
  19. Thu Dau Mot
  20. Thai Binh
  21. Phan Thiet
  22. Rach Gia
  23. Tam Ky
  24. My Tho
  25. Ca Mau
  26. Ha Long
  27. Thanh Hoa
  28. Cam Pha
  29. Nam Dinh
  30. Bac Liue
  31. Pleiku
  32. Soc Trang
  33. Tuy Hoa
  34. Tan An
  35. Dong Hoi
  36. Sam Son
  37. Lang Son
  38. Vinh Long
  39. Hoi An
  40. Son La
Spy List
  • Quang
  • Xuan An
  • Phong
  • An Dung
  • Hieu
  • Trieu
  • Hien
  • Ngon
  • Tuan
  • Vien
North Vietnam



Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

Events and Decisions[]

Launch the Tet Offensive
The celebration of Tet is our most sacred tradition, and is a holiday for all our people - which is exactly why our enemies will never expect us to attack during it! Some may complain that we are disrespecting our culture by disregarding tradition, but the fear and shock it shall strike into our enemies might be what we need to win this war!
  • Player must be Ho Chi Minh's Vietnam
  • Must be at War with a Major Civilization
  • {3_Religion}
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • {1_Num} CultureIcon Culture{2_Piety}
  • Enemy Cities take damage each turn for each Vietnamese Unit within their tiles, and each of your Units within their borders at the start of your turn applies a +1% Unhappiness Unhappiness penalty across their empire
Organise the Viet Cong
Our strength does not lie in our standing army alone. Our people are honed by war, and so although some may not wish to be martialed into our armies they may still have a taste for the enemy's blood. If we can organise our people into guerilla fighters, they may be able to slip past enemy lines and strike from the undergrowth, where they are least expected.
  • Player must be Ho Chi Minh's Vietnam
  • Must be at War with a Major Civilization
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 1 Great General
  • 1 {1_Icon} {2_Text}
  • Chance for Vietnamese Units to spawn in enemy Forest and Jungle tiles when either you or they capture a City

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
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Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 10 November 2017


  • Code, Design: Chrisy15
  • Icons: DMS, Darth
  • Map: Urd
  • UB Suggestion: Lungora
  • Caretakering: Darth
  • Incessant motivating: Lads
  • Civ pedia text: Whoever did it for CL
  • Absolutely nothing whatsoever: The Filipino Guy
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