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Zambia led by Kenneth Kaunda is a custom civilization by grant.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Long before European explorers ever set foot in Zambia, part of Zambia was occupied by the Khoisan people (modern day bushmen tribe found largely in Botswana). Around AD300, the Bantu migration slowly saw the filtering of the Tonga (from the east), Nkoya (from the north and north east - modern day DRC and Angola), Mbunda (from the west - Angola), Nsokolo, Ngoni and Sotho (from the south - present day South Africa) people into these areas.

The first Europeans into Zambia entered in the late 1700's, and actually came from Portugal on an expedition through Mozambique with the aim of crossing to the other side of the continent to present day Angola. About 100 years later, David Livingstone set foot in Zambia from the south-west on his famous expedition which led to the discovery by Europeans of the Victoria Falls, and later, the establishment of the two towns of Victoria Falls and Livingstone. Barotseland-North-Western-Rhodesia and Northern-Eastern-Rhodesia were established and were separate units until 1911 when they came together as Northern Rhodesia. When the British government decided not to renew their charter with the BSA Company, the company relinquished control of Northern Rhodesia in 1923, and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) became a self governing colony.

In 1962, elections resulted in an African majority in the council and eventual disbanding of the federation in 1963. Kenneth Kaunda became the first Prime Minister after elections in early 1964, and in October of the same year, Northern Rhodesia became the Republic of Zambia, flying its flag for the first time, and with Kenneth Kaunda as the first president. At independence Kaunda's government inherited a country with an economy that was completely under the control of foreigners.

In the 1990's the economy was collapsing and opposition from other political parties to the one-party regime resulted in riots and an attempted coup. In 1991 an election saw the removal of Kenneth Kaunda, the abolishing of the one-party regime, and the succession of Fredrick Chiluba to the presidency. From there, the Zambian presidency changed hands from Chiluba to Levy Mwanawasa, then to Rupiah Banda, Michael Sata and Edgar Lungu in 2015.

Kenneth Kaunda[]

Kenneth Kaunda, in full Kenneth David Kaunda, (born April 28, 1924, Lubwa, near Chinsali, Northern Rhodesia [now Zambia]), politician who led Zambia to independence in 1964 and served as that country’s president until 1991.

From 1960 on, the nationwide support of Zambia’s independence movement was secured, with the emerging figure of Kenneth Kaunda at the lead. Kaunda was released from prison by the colonial government on January 8, 1960, following a number of arrests, and at the end of that month he was elected president of the United National Independence Party, which had been formed in October 1959 by Mainza Chona, a militant nationalist who was disenchanted with the older ANC. Early in the following year the British government announced that formal decolonization of Zambia would commence. The first major elections leading to final decolonization were held in October 1962. The constitutional proposals upon which the election was based provided the European settlers in Northern Rhodesia with a disproportionate share of the votes. Yet the two major African parties—the UNIP and ANC—gained a majority of the votes. The UNIP was the winner, gaining 15 of the 37 seats in the new Legislative Council. In 1964 Zambia was granted independence with Kaunda as its president.

In 1976 Kaunda assumed emergency powers, and he was reelected as president in one-candidate elections in 1978 and 1983. Several attempted coups against him in the early 1980s were squelched. The Zambian economy continued to deteriorate owing to a fall in the world price of copper (Zambia’s chief export), the rising price of oil (its chief import), the withdrawal of foreign aid and investment by developed countries, and worsening corruption within Kaunda’s government. With public dissatisfaction mounting and a credible political opposition in the process of formation, Kaunda in 1990 legalized opposition parties and set the stage for free, multiparty elections in 1991.

Dawn of Man[]

Zambia KK Diplomacy

Diplomacy Screen (Peace)


Diplomacy Screen (War)

"Welcome President Kenneth Kaunda, revolutionary leader of Zambia! For centuries your people, once members of proud kingdoms, were shackled to colonialism, leaving them starved and desperate in the face of minority rule. Wars among the belligerent colonialists turned the tide in your favor, Kenneth Kaunda, leaving your job as a schoolteacher to become one of the leading members of the African National Congress, pushing for sovereignty. By 1960 your people were free, led by you to form a movement of national independence. Seeking unity and socialist progress, you abandoned multiparty democracy and brought the predatory mining companies under the people's control, bringing great material wealth to the country. However, the capitalist west took its toll on your leadership; as they retreated from Zambian soil and found sources of copper elsewhere, any chance at ensuring economic prosperity collapsed. By 1991, decades of your rule had led your once-loyal people to demand free elections, and you accepted, leaving the presidency.

President Kaunda, your country is once again under attack from imperialist enemies, and they look to you to restore a sense of national and social pride, rising above tribalism and conflict. Great sources of the people's wealth lie exploited and ruined by corporations once more. Can you create a state that can be the jewel of African socialism? Will you build a Civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Unique Attributes[]

Zambia (Kenneth Kaunda) 
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Newly discovered mined resources may be Nationalised, allowing its yields to be generated whether worked or not. Expending Greatperson Great People in cities with a domestic trade route increases the quantity of adjacent resources.

Insaka New
Insaka (Courthouse)
  • +10 XP to new units.
  • May be built in cities on the turn a new citizen is born or a new specialist building is constructed. Contains a Merchant specialist slot during a Golden Age. Greatperson Great People expended in a city with an Insaka provide it with Cultural Specialists Slots.
  • May be built in any city.
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ZNDF (Infantry)
  • Trained faster by adopting Ideological Tenets.
  • May found Revolutionary Camps, which yield +2 Gold Gold and +2 Science Science, and when built rewards barbarians in enemy territory with random promotions.
  • If Revolutionary Camps are built in neutral territory, it has a 10% chance to spawn a barbarian adjacent.
City List
  1. Lusaka
  2. Ndola
  3. Kitwe
  4. Mufulira
  5. Chingola
  6. Kabwe
  7. Luanshya
  8. Livingstone
  9. Kafue
  10. Kasama
  11. Mongu
  12. Chipata
  13. Solwezi
  14. Mansa
  15. Chililabombwe
  16. Kapiri Mposhi
  17. Mpulungu
  18. Luangwa
  19. Mbala
  20. Chilonga
  21. Mwinilunga
  22. Petauke
  23. Nakonde
  24. Kasempa
  25. Kaoma
  26. Monze
  27. Chavuma
  28. Lumwana
  29. Lufwanyama
  30. Kalingalinga
  31. Nchelenge
  32. Chisamba
  33. Kawambwa
  34. Chinsali
  35. Lukulu
  36. Muyombe
  37. Serenje
  38. Samfya
  39. Balovale
  40. Chiengi
  41. Senanga
  42. Kabompo
  43. Sinazongwe
  44. Sesheke
  45. Chirundu
  46. Mkushi
  47. Sioma
  48. Katete
  49. Shangombo
  50. Mwatishi
  51. Chibombo
  52. Mufumbwe
  53. Chitokoloki
  54. Nangweshi
Spy List
  • Gwendoline
  • Mwansa
  • Chisimba
  • Tawanda
  • Inonge
  • Mukwita
  • Chungu
  • Kakoma
  • Muntemba
  • Sinyinza
  • Shansonga
  • Nkoloso


Peace Theme War Theme
Link Link
Mukamfwilwa by John Mwansa Tiyende Pamodzi by Kenneth Kaunda

Mod Support[]

Events and Decisions[]

Create the Chona Commission
Tribalism and disorder has gripped our great nation, stirred by enemies external and internal. We should create a Commission to convince the party and the people that tribalism in the face of your leadership cannot be tolerated, and must be crushed.
  • Player must be Zambia
  • Must have adopted the Order ideology.
  • Must be in the Industrial Era or Later.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 500 Gold Gold.
  • 200 CultureIcon
  • Adopting Ideological Tenets triggers a 5-Turn WLTKD in the Capital.
  • Acquiring Golden Age Points reduces the cost of Social Policies.
Establish the ZCCM
Our land is rich in precious metals, and it would be a waste not to foster a people's economy and embrace African values by establishing a national mining corporation, which we suggest be called Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines, or ZCCM.
  • Player must be Zambia.
  • Must be in the Atomic Era
  • Must have a city with a Copper resource
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 500 Gold Gold.
  • A ZCCM is established in cities with a copper resource, yielding +4 Gold Gold and +2 Production Production.
  • Cities with ZCCM have a 40% Chance to spawn a Caravan, increased per the number of plots in the city.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

“Our people are now playing your Kalindulas and putting wooden elephants on ceremonial rafts. I worry the rest of the world will succumb to your culture. ”

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 8 April 2019


  • Grant: Design, Code, Art, Text
  • Darth_Kyofu: Art
  • John Mwansa: Peace Theme
  • Kenneth Kaunda: War Theme
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