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 will be available in vanilla and warlords, and will feature full civilopedia text entires, 1-2 leaders, a UU, a UB, audio, and full graphics.
Because of the quick speed at which the civs are produced, they may not be as high quality as other well-planned custom civs, but hopefully, the civs will be playable at a decently enjoyable level.
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! If you would like to put any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please post them here on the main thread: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=5490559#post5490559
This week’s civ is:
To install, simply put the folder in the zip in your mod folder.
Name: Manchurian Empire
Description: The Manchurians were one of many nomadic tribes who lived north of China. In the 16th century, they rose to prominence under the Aisin Goro clan, becoming so powerful they threatened the slowly declining weakening Ming Dynasty of China. After the death of the last capable Chinese general, the Manchurians conquered all of Ming China by the mid-1600s, founding the Qing Dynasty.
The Qing Dynasty, destined to become the last imperial dynasty of China, was, as every “barbarian” dynasty, quickly assimilated into Chinese culture; although the Chinese were, in a way, discriminated, the Qing adopted Chinese customs anyways, and their discriminative policies soon laxed.
Under the emperors Kangxi and his grandson Qianlong, the Qing Empire expanded across Asia, even becoming larger the modern-day PRC. Vassal states like Nepal, Burma, and Korea paid tribute. This was a time of prosperity, and the Qing became the dominant power in Asia.
However, at the very end of the reign of Qianlong, a policy of isolationism, not unlike that of the Ming Dynasty, was followed. Not only economically, but technologically, militaristically, and internationally, it suffered. This was further worsened by Cixi, a concubine of an Emperor, who, through her cunning, rose to become de jure leader of China. A hardcore conservative and schemer, she stopped any attempt to modernize China, as well as any attempt to threaten her power. This led to an even faster decline of China, marked by foreign powers humiliating the pitiable Qing military, as well as massive rebellions that disrupted the empire internally.
When Cixi finally died in 1908, it was too late. The last emperor, Puyi, a mere boy, was forced to abdicate in 1912, ending not only the Qing Dynasty and Manchurian rule of China, but imperial power in China. Although a Manchurian puppet state of Japan, Manchuko, was founding in the 1930s, with Puyi as leader, it soon was absorbed into the chaotic China following World War II.
Today, the Manchurians are one of the larger ethnic groups in the PRC.
Kangxi (Philosophical, Creative) (Favorite Civic – Hereditary Rule)
Qianlong (Imperialist/Expansive, Organized) (Favorite Civic – Bureaucracy)
Manchurian Infantry (Replaces Rifleman) – +25 % city and hill defense, + 10 % city attack, +1 First Strike
UB (for warlords version):
Opium Den (Market) - +3 , -1 Health
- SeZereth for the originally Cathay arquebus/musketman
- Charcoal and White, Rabbit for their tutorials
WARNING: FOR THE WARLORDS VERSION, AS I DO NOT HAVE WARLORDS, THERE MAY BE SOME BUGS OR LITTLE ISSUES. IF ANY ARE FOUND, PLEASE REPORT THEM.