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[BtS] The Chola Empire 2016-10-05

[BtS] The Chola Empire

  1. cybrxkhan
    Well, I'm back and making civs.:)


    THIS WEEKS CIV:
    THE CHOLAS


    What is Civ of the Week?

    Civ of the Week is a “project” aiming at bringing you a new, fresh, exotic, and most of all, random, civ every 1-2 weeks, from all corners of the globe, from the Vietnamese to the Mittanni to the Iraqis.
    Each civilization features full civilopedia text entires, 1-2 leaders with slightly more unique attitudes (they're not simply a copy of another leader), a UU, a UB, audio, and full graphics.

    The purpose of Civ of the Week, then, is two-fold:

    1. To bring you random civs that would probably not have been chosen as civilizations first of all, and to provide a new, more exotic, more interesting experience in choosing civilizations.

    2. To promote more knowledge of lesser-known peoples, cultures, and histories.


    Otherwise, then, enjoy!



    Statistics and Information for: THE CHOLAS


    Name: Chola Empire


    Description:
    The Cholas were a Tamil dynasty that ruled Southern India until the 13th century. The dynasty originated in the fertile valley of the Kaveri River.

    The Cholas were at the height of their power continuously from the later half of the 9th century till the beginning of the 13th centuries. Under Rajaraja Chola I and his son Rajendra Chola I, the dynasty became a military, economic and cultural power in Asia. During the period 1010–1200, the Chola territories stretched from the islands of the Maldives in the south to as far north as the banks of the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh. Rajaraja Chola conquered peninsular South India, annexed parts of Sri Lanka and occupied the islands of the Maldives. Rajendra Chola sent a victorious expedition to North India that touched the river Ganga and defeated the Pala ruler of Pataliputra, Mahipala. He also successfully invaded kingdoms of the Malay Archipelago.

    The power of the Cholas declined around the 12th century with the rise of the Pandyas and the Hoysala, eventually coming to an end towards the end of the 13th century.

    The Cholas left a lasting legacy. Their patronage of Tamil literature and their zeal in building temples have resulted in some great works of Tamil literature and architecture. The Chola kings were avid builders and envisioned the temples in their kingdoms not only as places of worship but also as centres of economic activity. They pioneered a centralised form of government and established a disciplined bureaucracy.


    Leader:
    Rajendra Chola (Aggressive, Financial)

    UU: Kallarani (Replaces Maceman): +25% city combat

    UB: Trade Guild (Replaces Market): Free Amphibious Promotion for all units built in the city



    To install, simply unzip the folder into your mod folder.

    If you wish to, please comment here: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=305053

    Thanks to:

    - CivGold for graphics, especially the awesome leaderhead
    - Civmansam for the unit
    - fk2006 for the buttons
    - Charcoal and White, Rabbit for their tutorials
    - CurryAztec for advice and suggestions

    Images

    1. rajendra_y72.jpg
    2. kallarani_vs__ballista_elephants_u9O.jpg
    3. cholastic_931.jpg